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THE Collegian comes from Cornell, - not Cornell, Ithaca, but Cornell College, Iowa, - and it is one of the most remarkable of all the remarkable Western papers that reach us. In the exchange column we find that a strange system of orthography is in vogue in Iowa. The Collegian says: "We prise none of our Exchanges more than The Tripod."

THE College Spectator contains an editorial upon the disputed magenta. It expresses the willingness of Union College to give up the color, but at the same time it insists that it is properly theirs by priority of adoption. In its anxiety to prove this priority, it declares that "in 1857, when colleges were choosing colors as a distinctive mark, Union chose magenta." A glance at the history of the time would have shown that the battle which gave its name to the color in question was not fought until June, 1859. If Union College chose the color two years earlier, she must have been endowed with a prophetic foresight truly miraculous in the Protestant Christendom of the nineteenth century.

"CAESAR, can you tell us how Adam got out of Eden?"

I s'pose he clum de fence." "No, that wa 'n't the way."

"Mabbe he borrowed a wheelbarrow and walked out."

"No; still wrong." "Den I gubs it up; how was it?"

"Why, he went into the apple business and got snaked

out." - Ex.

"THE item that has been going the rounds of the papers to the effect that 'a chap who spent $ 1,500 to graduate at Harvard is postmaster in Iowa at $ 24 per year' has been seen by the 'chap' himself, who writes from Polecat's Nemesis, Iowa, to the Magenta." - Alfred Student.

At the time we thought that letter quite a creditable effort. All future attempts of the kind will be marked "Not serious."

IN the Rugby Meteor of March 29 we find an account of Athletics at Rugby. The record of the meeting held on March 16 and 17 is much better than anything which either our Association or any College Association in this country can show.

The mile race was won, on a slippery turf, in 4 min. 55 see. Owing to the state of the ground, the jumping was not as good as usual; still in the high jump the winner cleared the string at 4 feet 11 inches. The time in the 100 yards race was unusually good. This race was also run in heats, and the deciding heat was run in 10 1/4 seconds, - a quarter of a second better than the time at Saratoga, and more than a second better than the performance on Jarvis, last fall. The throwing the cricket-ball was perhaps the best exploit of the two days. The winner threw 103 yards 11 feet. A base-ball can, of course, be thrown easier than a cricket-ball; still our winner, in throwing, covered but 306 feet, - less by fourteen feet than the distance covered at Rugby.

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