The nine is to be warmly congratulated for making so successful a beginning. And it is practically the beginning of the important part of the season. The games which have been played with the other colleges, though they may have been harder games to win, sometimes even to lose, do not really hold the same place in the minds of the college or in the record of the base ball season as the games with Yale and Princeton. There is something in the traditions of three other larger colleges which binds them together within boundaries which the smaller colleges cannot pass. These bounds have this year been strengthened by firm, mutuai friendship, and it is to be strongly desired that this spirit of friendly, amateur rivalry may long exist.