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NO. KDlTOIl'S TAWjK. 3 From what and lo what place matters little, the instinct is universal. We know some people, .Mr. Editor, wiiom wo would like to see run away some where and stay there (mover. Do you V The Student's Journal contained an original and recherche essay entitled "Koran, Tribute or Swotd." The Facul ty raised the grade, at which students could pass, to 75 per cent and published the names of the delinquents upon the bulletin board. One poor unfortunate expresses himself thus: "Sciittur tliu mows lit brutik ofilny, TulltiiK thu students both hum mill tiuuy. That tlio Faculty Its lut term's vuj;os did huiml, Tlion rookluxsly liiuatud thuin nil In biillntln bonnl." The Gurthaijinian contains interesting descriptions of scenes in California. The locals were an improvement upon those of last month. The Ariel greets us with a sombre poem a hi Yountj entitled "Midnight Musutgs." Tito "musings" wore of course upon the old year and tho birth of the new. The sub ject was trite, the style still more so. The essay on Sydney Carton was above the average, and one of its sentences should bo copied into every collego paper in the country. "Sydney Carton's life tenches us that those few years, so short, arc yet all we havo to work out the problems of an eternity, and where every deed, once done can never be recalled, and every moment parsed is gone lorover; that nothing is mote sad than a life full of worthless impotoncies,of unattaiued pos sibilities, a mournful might have been." One of the most original production? that we have ever seen in a college paper was the Ariel's operatic farce: "The Squelched Petition." It reminded us (if Macbeth. EDITOR'S NOTES. Franco has !2o!2 colleges. Sanskrit is laughl at Koohclot Uuiver. sily. At Harvard they havo in prospect an 'jlcctlve course in Chinese. There are 400 colleges in the United Slates, in which !1,700 Professors arc em ployed. Tho attendance at Ann Arbor this year is 1,!H0. The Freshman class numbers 108, the largest ever entered. In the State Normal School alOshkosh the young Indies are required lo learn the elements of military drill. Among the students at Vassar College are two Japanese damsels, Miss Shigc Nagte and Miss Stemaly Yanaganer. The people of Detroit havo promised $50,000 to purchase a telescope for Michi gan University It is lo bo tho largest in tlto world. Prof. Mux Mullor shows his interest in the education of girls, by founding a scholarship for them at Oxford, witli an investment, of $15,000. Harvard and Princeton Colleges will give tho degree of M. A. only to those who take a special post graduate course of one year and then pass a rigid exami nation. Harvard win soon boast of tlte linost gymnasium in the country. Its erection will cost $50,000. Tho Alumni have sub scribed $10,000 for sending tlto 'Vorsity crew to England. Ohcrliu has experienced a sensation. A Prop, was seen on lite street tho other day with a clean collar on. Tito Faculty called a meeting immediately and will proceed to take suitable action. The Faculty at Trinity voted that all matter published in tho Tablet and Ivy ha first submitted lo tlto Prof, of English Lit erature. Tito editors of tho Tablet replied that they would discontinue publication rather than su mill, and the Faculty backed down.