Prof. William G. Sumner, of Yale, has adopted the system of half-hour recitations after each of his regular Monday and Thursday lectures. Spencer's "Social Statistics" is the first book taken up, with twenty-five pages to a lesson.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The Yale News, with its usual rancour toward Harvard and all things pertaining to Harvard, uses the following insolent language concerning the Harvard-Columbia affair : "To Columbia we may say that when the news reached us last summer that Harvard had thus refused to row, we were not at all surprised, remembering as we did the ways in which Harvard had attempted (and had too well succeeded) in having her say as regards the contests with us; and we were pleased when we heard that one of her own men had vigorously put a veto upon such conduct. To make their small treatment of their victors all the smaller, their snub all the more snubbish, they ended up their meeting by tabling a motion not to row Columbia again. Columbia cannot let such noble condescension pass without due gratitude. If the outgrowth of the whole should be the end of the Harvard-Columbia race at a date which interferes with the Yale race as much as Harvard can make it, it may not be so wholly regretted after all. Columbia, however, has always had a good record in her dealings with other colleges, her honor stands high, and she can depend upon the sympathy and support of all the colleges in the present affair with Harvard. The victory at the race is hers, and honorably hers, as much so as Harvard's over us; so also may now be her victory in her action upon Harvard's indignity."