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[From Our Regular Correspondent.]


HANOVER, Jan. 23, 1882. The opening of the term here on the 19th was marked by its usual sequences of light attendance at chapel and a disinclination on the part of those who had come to time to enter upon good solid study.

The unpopularity of President Bartlett, which was manifest among the students at the end of the last college year has given place to an era of better feeling and a clearer understanding of what he has done for the college in many ways since he entered upon his presidential duties. In fact, he has become quite popular with the students, although it is generally understood that he is at cross-purposes with certain members of the faculty.

The nine has not yet gone into the gymnasium owing to the absence of some of its members who have not yet returned, but we expect that in a short time they will begin their winter's training. The material for a strong nine is very promising, in fact, we shall have the strongest in-field this year that we have ever had, and a good out-field as well. The only place vacant is that of pitcher, for which there will probably be four or five men in training during the winter.

The whole college is in mourning on account of the accidental shooting of Howe, a member of the sophomore class, by Flint, his classmate, on Saturday afternoon. It seems that Flint was intending to go hunting that afternoon, and while standing on the main street put a cap on his gun, which, as he supposed, was unloaded. By some unexplained means the gun was discharged in his hands and the whole charge lodged in the back of Howe who was walking by at less than a rod's distance. The injuries inflicted were so severe that he died in about three hours. Howe was a fine scholar, a true Christian, and an only son, and his death will be keenly felt by every one who knew him.

The proposed system of elections has been partially adopted this term, thus allowing the juniors a choice between French and Latin, and also between mineralogy, practical chemistry and mathematics. The entire system will go into effect the first of next year, after which the higher mathematics will be optional, and a choice will be given between ancient and modern languages, mathematics and the sciences. This change will be a great improvement, and will, undoubtedly, meet with general favor. '83.

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