The annual tidal wave of photographic literature now begins to inundate our column. It is as yet rather more of a ripple than a real, large wave, but as a rolling stone gathers no moss - no, not that exactly, rather as a rolling snow ball becomes the more large and elegant by the very fact of its on ward progress, so in the course of time will this mass of photographic correspondence enlarge in magnitude from the insignificant proportions of a three-line notice to the full-grown glory of a half column announcement. This photographic matter is an old one. It has been brought to the notice of generation upon generation of Harvard seniors. In fact we keep in type a full set of notices bearing on this subject, from the mild preparatory announcements which mark the entrance of new committees upon their tiresome task, to the frantic appeals which so surely denote the close of the college year. This year we admit that we have been outwitted. None of the customary notices have met the approbation of the new committee. Something more startling was demanded, and the columns of yesterday's issue contain the initiatory menace of the committee. "Seniors are urged to sit for their photographs now, in order to avoid a rush in the spring." (The italics are our own). We wish to state frankly that we felt some hesitancy in admitting these revolutionary words to our journal. We felt that our reputation was at stake, for did we not barely a month since, denounce vigorously the disgraceful fray in which the two classes forming the substrata of the college participated? Yet we yielded, for we knew that nothing but the fear of severe bodily injury could ever induce a senior class to refrain from delaying until the last moment in the matter of making appointments with the photographer. We trust that the timely insertion of this warning may serve to prevent the disgraceful spectacle of an entire senior class being taken in hand and brutally "rushed" down to the studio by the enraged photographic committee. We have spoken. Diximus. Pach vobiscum.