THE class of '74 at Vassar, numbering 42, has just been let loose. Average weight, 126 lbs.; height 5 ft. 4 in.; age, 21 years.
WE hear that the present volume of The Spectrum is to be used as a text-book in the post-graduate courses of mechanics.
Prof. in Physics. If a body meet a body -
Interrupted by Students. "Coming thro' the rye." No formula deduced. - Spectrum.
THE Cornell Seniors are agitating the subject of a class ring, to be, we presume, of "carnelian" and white. The Times shows an abnormal development of good sense in condemning such an absurdity.
WE congratulate the students of the Northwestern College on their Professor (of Rhetoric?). He says: "You do not digest sufficiently the literary food you take into your stomach, and it consequently remains raw, and retains its original nature." It must be very disagreeable.
IN common with the Yale Record, the Yale Courant, and the Advocate, we have failed to meet the approval of the Cornell Times. We suppose there is nothing left for us all but death. The Times, certainly, has plenty of bodies to mangle. It reminds us of the darkey's explanation of the miracle. "Why," said he, "five thousand loaves and seven thousand fishes were divided among the twelve Apostles. Miracle was, they did n't bust!" Though, to be sure, it is rather blasphemous to compare the twelve Apostles with the Editors of the Cornell Times. But
"Surely, after all,
The noblest answer unto such
Is kindly silence when they bawl."
No one can imagine the relief that is found in turning from a pile of College "magazines," etc., to the old, familiar, yellow face of the Atlantic, the June number of which is now before us. Mr. Aldrich has closed his "Prudence Palfrey" in a strikingly original and unexpected manner; and, as a whole, it is, decidedly, one of the most readable of American novels. Whatever Mr. Aldrich writes is never stale and never dull, and we hope and believe that this will not be the last of his contributions to the Atlantic. "Mose Evans" also concludes with this number; G. P. Lathrop has a paper on the Growth of the Novel; J. C. Layard writes from personal experience of Morphine; poetry by Howells, Cranch, and others, with several entertaining articles fill up the number.
THE sallow-faced Chronicle has reached us with the latest news from the Western University. In an able article on "The Facts in Full Light," the, "recent rumpus" is explained with critical care. The great fault seems to be that hazing is a fine art at Michigan, and the press has seen fit to throw round a little sport a background of mysterious horror. "That the Faculty should repeatedly say, 'Rely upon your own judgment,' and then should submit us to that character of discipline which belongs to the preparatory department, smacks strongly of inconsistency." The students at Michigan overrate their judgment; when the childish tricks of the preparatory department are played in the College, the rules for children must be laid upon the big boys.