To-day we did farewell to our readers, until after Christmas recess. The vacation is short, but let us be happy that this year assumes the largest power, for by a judicious strain at either end we can comfortably leave our college course for the period of two weeks. The vacation, coming as it does just before the mid-year examination, can be looked at in two very widely differing ways. Some consider it as a breathing spell in the steady grind of college work, and enjoy themselves to the utmost. Others look upon it as a special opportunity, reserved by the hand of Providence, for a cloister like course of study, and are only too eager to improve the opportunity. We sincerely hope that both of these classes will find the vacation they anticipate, one, pleasant, the other, useful.