In this connection, though with no slanderous intent, we feel called upon to warn our fellow-students that it will soon be necessary to bid farewell to a College officer. The watchman is about to leave us. The Faculty feel that he has done well, that he has done more than well, but a watchman is no longer needed at their weekly meetings, and he must go. Not the man, but the office, is the object of their disapproval; the watchman goes forth, we assure our readers, with reputation as unspotted as when he came. We attempt no eulogy of his character; all who remember the active part - and the pail of chemicals - he bore in the conflagrations which have illumined our recent skies, will need no further reminder of that sleepless being whom we have been used to seeing the last thing at night and the first in the morning.
MANY warnings have failed to convince the careless student that it is no longer safe to live aperlo domo. Three years ago the burglaries were indeed few in number, but, like the murders which De Quincey has celebrated, of so artistic a character that they could not fail to command the respect of all true lovers of the aesthetic. Windows furnished the favorite mode of entrance and exit, daylight or darkness suited the interlopers, and, in one instance at least, a hand-to-hand fight settled the ownership of valuable articles of clothing. The next year we dwelt in greater security, but last year the losses were severe and numerous; watches were stolen from the Gymnasium and from the Boat-house, and clothing from a good many rooms. This year, too, a valuable carpet has been stolen from a room in Matthews, and many other losses are reported. For the conviction of this particular carpet-thief the College, by means of conspicuous posters, offers a reward of $25; we sincerely hope that some well-deserving fellow will improve this opportunity of turning twenty-five hundred honest pennies. Where are the Johns and the Michaels, the Phillips and the Patricks, faithful slaves of the water-pail and the coal-hod, who never cease to haunt our College buildings? Let them add one more employment to their varied lives, and apprehend this thief