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Princeton College appears to be in a tumult. The students have held a mass meeting, have addressed the trustees and have put forth a circular letter. Unfortunately for them their troubles do not seem to be confined to the athletic resolves. Widespread espionage, exercised throughout the college and town, and an arduous system of examinations, recently introduced, figure quite as prominently as athletics. However much we felt oppressed by the premature and hasty interference of the faculty in athletics, we have never been, and do not expect to be, harassed by any prying inquiries into our private affairs by that body. We, at Harvard, certainly enjoy more liberty in our personal affairs than any other college. This freedom is as it should be, and we are grateful for it. But the college authorities would never think of reseeding into the old policy of "paternal government" as Princeton seems to be. Why then should they do more in the student-matter of athletics than keep a watchful eye open but let the students run their own affairs, depending on their honesty and the great good inclinations of the majority to keep them straight?