Princeton Letter.

PRINCETON, N. J. April 25, 1887.

College began after the spring vacation, Thursday morning. In a few brief remarks after chapel, Dr. McCosh said he wished to correct an impression that prevailed widely that Evelyn College for young ladies was connected with Princeton College. He said, "We have set up no adjunct in the shape of a female college. We have no official connection with any institution in this place." Examinations for entrance to Evelyn will be held in the spring and fall of the year. It is feared that the words "for the higher education of women" may keep away just that class which would be most heartily welcomed by the undergraduate feeling.

Bad weather during the vacation prevented all the games arranged for the nine except two, one with the University of Pennsylvania and one with the New Yorks. The team has played only four games thus far and can not get much practice before the Yale game on Saturday. Rain on Saturday prevented the game with the Josephs of Manhattan College, who won the pennant offered by the New Yorks last year to college teams.

The nine plays fairly well together but the base running is poor. The battery is perhaps better than it was last year, but the general fielding work is not as good as that of last year's team, but there is good promise of improvement. Mercur is pitching well, and Larkin, Price and Wagenhurst are fielding well. The New Yorks seemed to terrify the infield. The outfield is very steady, however. King has been ill, but of late has been playing at second, his regular position. The team's training is noticeably lax, but the experiences of the season will doubtless necessitate an improvement. Ford's catching is daily growing better but Brownlee throws better to second base. The season has been unpropitious and college support has not been generous; besides a debt of last year's association had to be paid, - and a few inopportune rains may swamp the management financially.

The lacrosse twelve broke the engagement to play with the New Yorks at Staten Island, Saturday, on account of the rain. They would have played as follows: goal, Borsal: point, R. Church, cover point, Emaos; first defence, Blackwell; second defence, Whelaker; third defence Legur. Cotes, Pastor; third attack, Riggs, captain: second at tack. C. Bliss; first attack, E. Bliss; second home, S. Hodge; first home, Knox. The loss of the Hodges, and Cook and Cowan is felt. The twelve this year is comparatively light and there will have to be less body checking.

The freshman nine has been chosen, but the play, so far, has been in the nature of leisurely amusement. Since the degeneracy of athletics at the Lawrenceville School, there has been some difficulty in arranging games for the freshman teams, but this only seems to strengthed the desire of these teams to get suits and try to look pretty in them.

In the Whig Hall junior essay contest, W. M. Irvine took first prize and W. H. Forsyeth, second. The officers of the tennis association were elected several weeks ago, T. N. McCarter is president. The new Princetonian Board took charge of the paper with the issue of April 22, the first number of volume twelve. The paper will appear with a new heading before long. The New England Association held its annual banquet at the close of last term, and this banquet was a greater success than its predecessors. Dr. Bancroft was drawn from Andover, Prof. Tufts from Exeter and Prof. Gallager from Gildiston, and Dr. McCosh and others represented the faculty. The association is doing a good work, and seems likely to accomplish at least one of its objects, - the existence of a better and a closer feeling between Princeton and the New England preparatory schools. PRINCETONIAN.