Mr. Frederick J. De Peyster, in a speech before the trustees of Columbia College, spoke as follows of the proposed school at Athens: "Dr. W. W. Goodwin of Harvard University, whom I consider the first Hellenic scholar in America, will assume the direction of the school. Under one of the broad rules which govern his college, professors are allowed, at proper periods, a two-years' vacation, and during their absence one-half of their salary is continued. The Archaeological Institute has raised the necessary sum to make up the amount required by Dr. Goodwin, and the school will therefore be inaugurated in November. As in the French and German schools the students will be given advantage of our instruction free, but it will be necessary for those seeking admission, to pass a qualifying examination in Greek history, literature and archaeology. The length of the course, in all probability, will also be similar to that of the schools I have named, which is three years." At a meeting to be held in New York in April, the final arrangements for the school will be made.