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plaintively longs for the good old times when some of the questions were answered. We call upon the "Doctor" of the class, who, we are sorry to say, is one of the victims, to find some antidote or preventive for the rest of us before it is too late. Is vaccination or inoculation practicable? P. S.-Would not a bottle of milk be efficacious?

About two-thirds of the Pardee building is under roof. The cold has not been sufficient to terrify the heroes of the hammer and the trowel. The work is vigorously pushed. Work on the new chapel

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is not so active. A good job is worth nursing. One Senior to another, learnedly: "Mr. B that induction is founded upon belief in the uniformity of nature or upon the laws of thought?" "Yes." (Freshman in adjoining room).

Notice of the election of adjunct professor S. J. Coffin to a full professorship has already been given in the MONTHLY. The following is from the New York Evangelist: "His election to a professorship seems almost a work of supererogation. A son of the time-honored, yet vigorous professor of the same name, he seems born of and for Lafayette. As a close student, an active tutor, and an able assistant, he comes quite naturally to the head of a department. The following is most too good or too bad to be true, but it is vouched for: One of our Juniors-" Who is this Anonymous? I'd like to know. He seems to be a very prominent author."

The faculty have put their foot firmly down on hazing. They have our hearty coöperation as a band of students, whatever may be the sentiment of the few. The sentiment of the faculty is that the student's room is his castle, as really as their own houses are theirs.

The ground on which our professor of elocution objected to "the will of God” as a definition of “law” was that it was not broad enough not covering many of our statute laws.

Prof. R. W. Raymond presided over the meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, assembled at Pittsburg.

President Cattell delivered a free lecture before the Young Men's Christian Association, in the lecture room of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. His subject was 66 Socrates." Drs. Porter and Leaman and Prof. S. J. Coffin will also lecture before the same. Prof. Barlow will give a reading.

Among the little Thanksgiving incidents of interest on the "Hill" was a visit to President Cattell by his seven brothers and sisters and their families.

The college horse has been quite indisposed with epizooty. He is now entirely convalescent and in good spirits.

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One of the pleasures of the term just drawing to a close has bee n to see phatons roll over our drives, especially as they bore suc h precious freight. The steed himself seemed consciously proud of

that dainty pull at the reins, and hurried on as in a "labor of love." How different from that thoughtless, cruel sawing of the bit when the reins are held by sterner arms. There is often good sleighing on the Hill when there is scarcely any in town.

Dr. Coleman has taken charge of the Juniors in Tacitus, previously in charge of Professor Youngman. The Docter is still suffering from deafness received while on his trip last summer.

H. F. Walling, C. E., formerly professor of civil and topographical engineering, writes from Boston to Professor S. J. Coffin, as having escaped the ravages of the conflagration, not without some loss. Two or three lamp posts, to light the walk up the hill, would be much appreciated by the students.

There are eleven students' eating clubs on the hill.

The epizooty is still raging to some extent in our borough. One of the local papers cautions our citizens against making asses of themselves now.

It is quite touching to observe the interest which some of the college officials take in the comfort and convenience of the students. With regard to lighting the hall lamps, the same rule seems to be observed which governs the lighting of the street lamps down town, viz that they shall not be lighted during that part of the month when there ought to be moonlight at some time during the night. There is, however, another point still more worthy of mention. The pump in front of Blair and Newkirk Halls has been troubled for a year or so with an intermittent complaint of such a nature that, in order to obtain a pitcher of water, it is necessary to carry out half a pitcherful to encourage it with, or else wander around the campus and the private door-yards, to get what is wanted. This makes a very agreeable and harmless exercise during the temperate months, but to have such a state of things during the winter is a criminal encouragement to profanity.

Sit jus liceatque perire poetis was rendered, "It is lawful to kill poets," by one of our Sophomores. There is no danger but that he'll "pass" in the coming examination.

It is a nice thing to have good walks in dry weather; but can't some means be devised whereby we can have decent ones in wet weather? The work of putting down flagging in lieu of bricks goes rapidly on and speaks well for the enterprise and taste of Easton. This kind of pavement now extends nearly around Centre Square, and adds much to its beauty. This enterprise is still badly needed in other parts of the town.

One of our Juniors styles killing chickens foul (fowl) slaughter.

A Senior describes Italy, spatially, as the left leg of Switzerland.


—The students at Cornell University have, during the last four years, earned $80,000 at manual labor. Those students who labor are said to be more industrious as students to be prize-men, and to be free from the propensities of "hazing" and "rushing."-Ex. -At Williams College astronomy is studied eight weeks; at Lafayette sixteen weeks as a required study and eleven weeks as elective.

-The board of trustees of Dennison University have taken measures against fraternities in that institution. Their plan is to pledge the student before admission against uniting with any secretbound society.-Ex.

-It is estimated that nearly three-fourths of all the Harvard alumni were born in Massachusetts.

-Yale seems to be in quite a literary war.

-The college library at Michigan University has 22,000 volumes -the largest in the west.

"Even little Trinity College has a fine gas-lighted gymnasium, with rowing weights, spirometer, assorted Indian clubs, and all the modern improvements. Cornell has-" Lafayette has—

-Upwards of $2000 have already been pledged for the boat club at Dartmouth, and a boat-house is now in process of erection.-Ex. At Lafayette upwards of $2,000 have (not) already been pledged, and a boat house is (not) now in process of erection.

-One-fifth of the students of the graduating class at Dartmouth College, or fourteen out of sixty-nine, are Catholics.-Ex.

-A Sophomore translated this sentence from one of Horace's satires-mecum jecururere bilis—" my wrath inflames my bile"-Ex. -A senior has lately been suspended for attending lectures.-Ex. Our troubles are not in that way.

-A lady student on being asked to decline the word "quodam" finished about half the declension and then stopped, quietly informing the professor that she did not propose to swear any more.— Simpsonian.

-Class of ten in Sanscrit at Yale.-Ex.

-Military drill has been introduced into Bowdoin College.-Ex. -At Dartmouth Greek text-books are to be done away with, and printed slips, with the matter taken from different authors, are to be handed round the class each day, with next day's lesson. It is supposed that this will prevent the present use of "ponies," and encourage good scholarship.

-Strausburg University is attended by nine American students. -The sixty southern students at Princeton last year took more honors than the three hundred from the north.-Ex.

-The board of trustees of Williams College have declined to admit lady students.-Ex. Success to Williams.


-An old lady writing to her son in a western college warns him to beware of bilious saloons and bowel alleys.-Vidette.

-A Soph allowed himself to become so absorbed in reminiscences of the previous evening as to reply, when called upon to recite, "I pass." It is to be hoped the professor "ordered him up.”—Ex. -One of our local papers has the following:


"The funeral services of the Rev. M. A. Depue will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock P. M. acquaintances in general, and his friends among the clergy, are invited to attend.

"Depew's mince meat! season. Try it! Try it!!

Depew's mince meat!!-First of the And you will use none other." -The first paper collar was given to the world in 1854, by Walter Hunt.

-The widow of the late President Wayland died at her residence on Angell street, October 23. The funeral was attended by the president and other members of the faculty.-Brunonian.

-A Boston girl being asked if she had not once been engaged to a party by the name of Jackson, who was at that time a Harvard student, languidly replied: "I remember the circumstance per.fectly; but I am not certain about the name."—Ex. Human nature is the same the world over. Is n't it?

-According to Haller, women bear hunger longer than men; according to Plutarch, they can resist the effects of wine better; according to Unger, they grow older and never get bald; according to Pliny, they are seldom attacked by lions (on the contrary, they will run after lions,) and according to Gunter, they can talk a week."-Ex.

-A student at Dartmouth, when criticised for reading poetry in a sing-song tone, informed the professor that he had contracted the habit by reading Homer and Virgil.-Ex.

-The complete census returns of the United States for 1870 shows a majority of men and boys of 428,859 over women and girls. Which of us is doomed to the excruciating life of the bachelor?

-The editress of a western journal apologizes for the detention of her paper, "because of the arrival of an extra male.”—Ex.

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No. 5.

Lafayette Monthly

January, 1873.

Published by the Senior Elass of Lafayette Eallege,

Easton, Pa.

Daily Herald Print, Norristown, Pa.


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