Brown University.

An interesting course of lectures has been successfully begun at Brown University The subject of the entire course is "Problems in City Government." Ex-Mayor Seth Low of Brooklyn, gave the opening lecture January 4. Professor Woodrow Wilson of Wesleyan gave the second on the evening of January 11. Professor Wheeler, of Yale, Prof. Hart, of Harvard, Profs. Chapin and Gardner, of Brown, and others are to follow, each discussing some particular phase of the question. The Glee and Banjo Clubs gave a very successful concert in Norwich, Conn., on Friday evening last. They are now making arrangements for an extended trip, to take place about Washington's birthday. Plans have finally been adopted for the new physical laboratory, and ground will be broken in the spring, as early as the weather will permit.