THE Index Niagarensis is to be congratulated on its new printing-press, which has brought it back within the domain of ordinary vision.
THE Cornell Times, in an editorial bemoaning the lack of interest shown by young Americans in the condition and history of their own country, makes use of the following "very remarkable expression": "We venture to assert that there are not very many young men in this institution - and we certainly do not think there is at Harvard or Yale - who have read the political history of the United States as given by Van Buren, Greeley, or Stevens; if there is, we should be glad to hear from them." We don't think there is many, but if there WAS, we would send a few to Cornell to lighten the darkness which oppresses them. After reading the above it will be hard to reconcile the following statement of the same paper with any ability or care in instruction on the part of Cornell's teachers in rhetoric and themes. It says that more attention is paid to literary training at Cornell than at any other college in the country; the work of the Harvard Sophomore year being performed in their Freshman, that of the Junior in their Sophomore, while "during the Senior year the range of work performed here and at Harvard and Yale is too immeasurably great to allow of comparison." With what, pray? Perhaps, however, the editor of the Times did not think it worth his while to take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities.
As an earnest of the good intentions of the Saratoga Rowing Association, we learn from the Daily Saratogian that committees have been appointed "to look after the interests and comfort of the college crews" while at Saratoga. The following gentlemen are assigned to Harvard: General George S. Bacheller, C. E. Durkee, J. L. Barbour, R. H. Trim, Jacob McAdams.