NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The place of Charles Blanc in the French Academy of the Fine Arts has been given to M. du Sommerard.
The nine at Brown have this week been placed under the active training of Richmond, '80, and will in addition be given three practice games a week, at least.
The statement that the younger of the Garfield boys would have taken the examination papers at Williams, but could not get them, is pronounced a "vile slander."
The librarian himself at Cambridge University is required to give a bond of pound100 before he is allowed to draw a particularly valuable manuscript from the library.
Henry Mosler, of Cincinnati, sends to the salon a picture of the notarial agreements between two families of Brittany peasants on the betrothal of a son and daughter.
Dartmouth wants an immediate completion of the Daniel Webster professorship. $29,000 have been pledged, and $6000 more are needed. A new library and chapel are also desired.
A religious paper in the West throws up its hands in horror at the ungodliness of Eastern students. "Nineteen hundred panes of glass," says one of them, "have been broken by Yale students in the two years the Woolsey was president!"
Dagnan Bouveret, the artist who won his spurs at the salon of 1880 with "The Accident," will send this year a large picture of the blessing of an eldest son, a ceremony among religious families of Franche Comte, of which Province the painter is a native.
The porcelain plate with likeness of Garfield, executed by Sturm, of Dresden, has been received by Mrs. Garfield. It has a dedication to the memory of the late president on the back. The portrait is surrounded by a broad band of bronze.
F. F. Gunn, of the senior class of Williams College, has declined the honors of valedictorian on the ground that he has always considered the system of marking used in the college as unfair and operating to the detriment of some of the students. Mr. Gunn holds a better average standing than has been reached at Williams in many years.
The late Lord Beaconsfield's residence at Hughenden is now occupied by an Australian millionaire named Wilson, whose eldest son is at Eton School. It so happened that Garelon Wilson was among the Eton boys who interfered with the man MacLean when he attempted a few weeks ago to shoot the Queen at Windsor station, and the further interesting fact is made public that he punched the miscreant with his umbrella. [Ex.
A newspaper item says: "The so-called "Vincennes University" lottery has developed into the meanest sort of policy shops, which have sprung up in all the cities of the State. There are fourteen in Indianapolis, and it is estimated that they do a business of nearly $20,000 a week here alone, and $50,000 in the State. The police report an increase of 200 per cent. in juvenile thieving since the shops were opened."