Electric lights quite as cheap as the old method

Colby Bicentennial Seal 1864-1913

Jan. 19, 1895

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During the vacation several improvements have been made in dormitories and among them is the placing of electric lights in some of the rooms. We are pleased to note that this plan is quite likely to be generally adopted. Last year the matter received considerable attention, but owing to the expense which such a plan would necessitate the college deemed it impractical to carry out the scheme of lighting the halls by electricity. The greatest expense is the setting of the lights, but after that the lighting is quite as cheap as by the old method. The plan has many features to commend it and well deserves consideration. -The Colby Echo