THERE is in New York State a college called Union College, and its organ, the College Spectator, favors us with some gratuitous advice with reference to the settlement of the Yale-Harvard difficulties, which is, to say the least, amusing. As its deductions are all drawn from the false premise that "Harvard has charged Yale with an attempt of a malicious foul," it is needless to particularize, and we would only suggest that meddling in other people's affairs without any knowledge of the facts is extremely hazardous.
The N. W. C. C. has an ingenious method of enforcing payment from its subscribers which must be very efficacious. It announces that "this paper will be sent to each subscriber until ordered discontinued, and all arrearages paid."
THE Every Saturday, after the issue of October 31, is to be merged in Littell's Living Age, its old and more pretentious rival. There seems to be no good reason for the maintenance of two eclectic magazines which cover nearly the same ground, and we have no doubt that whatever we lose in the Every Saturday will be gained in the increased vigor of the conduct of the Living Age.
THE Yale Record calls our attention to an article on swearing in its issue of October 14, which propounds the following conundrum: "If you lacerate the feelings of the more decent portion of society with your oaths and imprecations, are you a gentleman? " The context clearly shows that the answer "No" is intended. In a recent number we noticed that the Yale navy had passed some resolutions announcing that Mr. Cook is a gentleman. The conclusion to be drawn from these two premises we have never seen categorically asserted even by Yale.
THE Chronicle, after saying that "the majority of men who engage or take such an intense interest in them [physical contests] are either 'sporting characters' or of very doubtful scholarship," nevertheless concludes that if not rowing they will be up to something worse, and that their services will at least serve to advertise the college. It therefore urges that Michigan be represented in the next regatta, and suggests as a place of practice a lake of "nearly the same size as Fresh Pond, Harvard's place of practice." O Chronicle! know'st thou not that Cambridge is situate upon the mighty Charles, which empties into the Back Bay, an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean! The salt-sea billow knows the feather of the Harvard oar. Fresh Pond, indeed!
THE Bowdoin Orient is improving. In speaking of the last summers sensation at the White Mountains, the student waiter, it says: "He learns to hand a chair with quiet dignity, and to present a plate of soup with courtly grace; and at night, when the dishes have been washed, and the napkins all folded, he clothes himself in a broadcloth coat and joins the ladies in a social dance. His bearing throughout is one of modest independence and dignified humility. The ladies beam upon him, - it is a life of romance; the guests fee him, - it is a life of profit; the broken victuals are at his disposal, - it is a life of plenty. In view of all these things there can be only one conclusion; no student who knows his own interests will hesitate as to his course another summer. For ourselves, we propose to be blind no more; we will wait no longer for the Mountains to come to us; we will go to the Mountains."