The one-absorbing topic among the students at present is Princeton's chance for the championship in the foot-ball series this fall. Capt. Cook's failure to return to college this year has done much to dampen the enthusiasm of those who were most confident in our chances for the pennant. With all of last year's eleven but Savage, who captained the team and played full-back, it seemed more than probable that the disputed championship of last year would be decided in favor of Princeton. Cook and Moore, however, failed to return, and in them the team lose two of the best rushers ever in college, as well as the captain elected last year. Wagenhurst has been elected to fill his place, however, and has succeeded in getting out plenty of good material. Of last year's eleven. Wag enhurst, '88, Cowan, '88, Irvine, '88, Price, '88, George, '89, Ames, '90, and R. and H. Hodge, of the Seminary, are back, though at present it is doubtful whether the Hodges play or no. Wagenhurst played end last year, but has developed into an excellent half-back, and will fill that position this year. Price, one of last year's half-backs, will continue to play there, while Ames, who scored both of the touchdowns against Harvard last year, will play back. The team in its present make-up is: Ames, '90, full-back; Wagenhurst and Price, '88, half-backs; Hancock, '88, quarter-back; Speer, '89, Church, '88. Cowan, '88, George, '89, Janeway, '90, Irvine, '88, and Bickham, '90, rushers. Hancock, Speer and Church were substitutes last year. while Janeway and Bickham are comparatively new men. They both played on their class team last year, however, and will make good men if they retain their places on the team. The first game of the season last Saturday with Lafayette was quite a disappointment to the college, Lafayette holding the score down below fifty.
The schedule of games decided on at the convention, Saturday night, gives very general satisfaction here. Every one is, of course, delghted that the Yale game is to be played in New York, even if not on Thanksgiving Day, and there has been a great scramble for coaches since the date was announced.
The new song book published this year, the "Carmina Princetonia," has given great satisfaction. It is the best book of Princeton songs ever published, and contains many good things which have the charm of novelty. Great credit is due to those who got it up.
The Dramatic Association, which has been a great success since its foundation two years ago, has decided to produce some light comedy this term and a tragedy the earlier part of winter term. It has not been decided as yet what will be brought out this term, but in all probability it will be Byron's "Weak Woman."
The entering class is quite above the average in numbers, though it has done but little to show of what stuff it is made. The cane-spree has been postponed till the next moon, when it will have a chance to show what it can do.