May it be permitted through your columns to express surprise at the conduct of a part of the Freshman class during Lectures? Every year the class just beginning its college career seems to be expected to improve on its predecessors. Whether this expectation is to be realized or not, depends as much on their good behavior when in the recitation-room as it does on their excellence in their mental and physical capacities. Laying aside the respect due to their instructors, which is apparently of trifling importance to some, the annoyance it gives to those members of the class who wish to get some benefit out of what is said, ought to deserve some consideration. Good will and good feeling demand that. We would beg, therefore, those who show their appreciation of the Lecture by the exercise of their feet and not of their brains, to give a little better chance to those who wish - foolishly perhaps - to exercise their brains and not their feet.

D. S.