The Lampoon.

The 1901 board of the Lampoon published its first number last night. The paper does them great credit for the editorials are sensible, the illustrations, which are almost without exception by new men, are all either artistic or amusing, the few poems are sparkling, and the short jokes are good. Of the pictures, the cover and the centre page are the best. A new feature is the "Almanac," and although the idea is copied from "Life" and from other papers, it is well carried out, and promises to form an attractive part of future numbers. There is the usual parody of a poem by Kipling. A noticeable fault with the issue is that the local editorial, pictures, and hits, are all somewhat late; but this lateness is owing to the tardiness on the part of the retiring editors in handing over the control of the paper to their successors.