President Arthur still retains a lively interest in his college society, the Psi Upsilon. He recently gave the Union College chapter $100 to aid in erecting a chapter house.
The will of Paul Tulare of Princeton, N. J., bequeaths two million dollars to the city of New Orleans, to erect and endow a college for the education of the white young men of that city in language, literature, science and art.
The new heliometer placed in the observatory at Yale is the finest in existence. It was made by Repold of Hamburg, and delivered at New Haven at a cost of $8000. It is not a class-room instrument; it is intended for important astronomical work.
Princeton, according to the Exonian, has written a letter to the Phillips Exeter Academy, setting forth the advantages of that college and stating as a prominent reason the excellence of the Princeton foot-ball team this year and the probability of its winning the championship.
The editor of Progress touches upon a momentous question. He says: "The Lehigh Burr does not like it that 'flannel shirts' are so much affected by the students. Outside flannel shirts I guess it refers to, for of course undershirts of flannel are strictly proper. I agree though with the Burr that outside flannel shirts for regular wear scarcely become young gentlemen at college."
Our freshman eleven must not let themselves be beguiled by the following wily words from the Yale News: "The freshmen show a great lack of interest in foot-ball and in the success of their team. It is absolutely necessary that, if the class expects to do any thing against Harvard, more men go to the park and help on the daily practice. It may seem discouraging to see the way in which the university eleven break through your rusher line, but instead of discouragement, such a sight ought to inspire the men with a desire of imitating them, and of doing the same thing in the game with the Harvard freshmen. Every one who takes any interest in foot-ball should consider it his duty to help on the interests of the class by active and regular participation in practice, and should do all in his power to help score another victory for Yale against Harvard."
The following criticisms on the Harvard team, from the Yale News, will be of interest: "The Harvard team on the practice field are doing some excellent work. Especially is this noticeable in the passing and running. Passes are made from one side to the other in magnificent style, and their running and dodging are also very fine. The kicking is light, and not very sure, though they are somewhat strengthened by the fine kicking of the full back. The team as a whole seem to be afraid of falling on the ball, and thus often make bad fumbles which is, as experience has proved, a fatal mistake. The players especially noticeable are the half backs for their running and dodging, and the quarter back for his quickness. The rusher line is lively but on the whole rather weak though composed of heavy men. These are the impressions created upon a foot ball man by a careful observation of a practice game."
The Yale News states that in the game of lacrosse which took place between the Princeton and Yale teams Saturday, the spectators were treated to an interesting and exciting, although not altogether satisfactory exhibition of lacrosse playing. The running and passing of the Yale men was good, and in most of the scrimmages which occurred they gained the ball, but these advantages were more than offset by the superiority of Princeton in throwing. During the first inning the ball was at the Yale end of the ground more than two-thirds of the time, and finally, just before time was called, the first goal was scored for Princeton. In the second inning the Yale men no longer exhausted themselves by useless running, but did more long throwing, and although by no means equalling their opponents in this they still made things remarkably lively for Princeton's goal-keeper. But at last, when only a few more minutes remained, a lucky strike from a Princeton man sent the ball past the Yale goal-keeper, thereby rendering victory secure for New Jersey by a score of two goals to nothing. For Yale, McDowell, Mallon, Barbour and Spencer played best, while for Princeton, Hodge, Gilmore, Rudd and Riggs particularly distinguished themselves.