NOTES AND COMMENTS.

Williams is clamoring for fire-escapes

Dr. Anderson, president of the Chicago University, has assumed control of the college organ, known as the Volante.

Dr. Thomas Chase, president of Haverford College, Philadelphia, has prepared a Latin grammar for use in schools and colleges.

"Long" John Wentworth of Chicago proposes to have a reunion of sixty Dartmouth classes at the commencement of that college this year.

The president and trustees of Bates College are working hard for $100,000 which they claim to be due them from the Bates' estate. The case is now being tried.

The first book which the Chaucer Society will publish this year will be Mr. W. M. Rossetti's comparison of Chaucer's "Troilus," with its part original, the "Filostrato" of Boccaccio.

Viola Vassar (who is home on her Thanksgiving vacation) says she don't object to a man's staring at her; but when she looks back and finds him looking back too, its too presuming for anything. - [Athenaeum.

"Thus are we slandered," says the Roxbury Advocate : " 'There are two boating associations here,' wrote a Japanese student home, 'called Yale and Harvard. When it rains, the members read books.' No well-informed person needs to be reminded that students have more profitable methods of utilizing rainy days than in devoting them to study."

At a meeting of the trustees of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, last week, President Cattell submitted the reports for 1882, showing the college to be in an excellent condition. The four years of losses, consequent upon the depression in business during 1875-79, have been regained, and the net gain during the 1882 was over $13,000. The fixed income is larger now than ever.

Hannibal Hamlin, minister to Spain, recently advised the students of Colby University to devote more time to the vigorous practice of extemporaneous speaking. Mr. Hamlin is right. The expense to college students of hiring lawyers to defend them in police courts in gate-stealing and sidewalk-destroying cases is no inconsiderable item. - [Ex.

A POPULAR ELECTIVE.But the best friend of the university (of Georgia) cannot deny that the pistol has been heard of at Athens more in the last year or two than is good for all concerned. - [Atlanta Constitution.