Our Exchanges.

THE Courant and Record have got into an imbroglio of a most disgraceful character. The first blow was struck by the Record, in a four-page editorial of immoderate tone, charging the Courant with not fairly representing the College, and with having failed to perform the pledges given at its start. The spleen of the writer, however, is evidently directed against a particular individual, and finds vent in numerous villifying and offensive personalities. In the same issue a would-be humorous article contains several coarse and vulgar jokes at the expense of the Courant board. Thus far our sympathy is with the Courant, but, unfortunately for its fair repute, it now enters the ring with the weapons of its rival, and in the editorial columns appears a reply, signed by the writer, attacking - also by name - the Record editor, and making use of the lowest Billingsgate. The root of the whole matter is evidently the high and mighty Senior societies, Skull and Bones, and Scroll and Keys, the advantages of which, the Record proudly says in a recent number, could never be supplied by the clubs of Harvard. The petty political bickerings which keep Yale in perpetual hot water do not lead us to envy the system there in vogue. To an unprejudiced mind it might also seem that the time had passed when a self-constituted oligarchy should be able to exert such a repressive influence on the lower classes as to make a man fear to call his soul his own through dread of "spoiling his chances" of election to these societies.

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.