We take pleasure in announcing in another column the St. Mark's alumni dinner which takes place January 3d, 1889. There is a two-fold purpose in holding these alumni dinners-one to bring the lower classmen in college into closer relations with men of the upper classes; the other to keep alive the interest of the graduates in the welfare and growth of their preparatory schools. These motives cannot be carried out unless all the alumni take an interest in them and make it a point to attend the dinners. The first dinner of the Alumni Association of St. Mark's occurred last year, when about forty men were present. We hope that this year every graduate of St. Mark's will join the association, and by his attendance make the dinner a complete success.