This week finds us slowly recovering from the dissipation of the promenade and its attendant festivities, and brings us to the sad realization that, after all, college is intended as a place for study and work, and not for the gay life which we have of late been leading. That the promenade was the most successful and enjoyable that has ever been given here is readily pronounced by all who participated. The thirteen hundred people present were amply accommodated in the large armory, and in spite of the fact that there were fully two hundred and fifty couples dancing at once, the floor was in no wise crowded. The decorations were more elaborate than those of last year, and conspicuous among them were the floral emblems commemorating the championship in foot-ball. base-ball, and on the water, as well as the Mott Haven cup, which was much admiration.
The Glee Club concert, which came the night before, and the class Germans, which were held the night after the promenade, only added to the pleasures of that event, and all combined to make the week one to be long remembered with fond associations. The Pot Pourri made its annual appearance last Wednesday and surprised us with a new and handsome cover. Among the new illustrations the most prominent are cuts of the eleven, Glee Club, Banjo Club, and the new Cloister building, now in process of erection. The junior appointment list has been published and includes eighty-four men. The following seventeen who received a philosophical or high oration appointment have been taken into Phi Beta Kappa: Lester Bradner, jr., J. R. Ensign, W. A. McQuaid, O. H. Richardson, Ferdinand Schwill, H. F. Walker, W. P. Aiken, J. W. Banks, George Coggill, C. F. Kent, W. H. Page, H. L. Reed, E. D. Scott, H. A. Smith, A. L. Winters, G. W. Woodruff, Horace Wylie.
Considerable of a stir has been created in college circles by the refusal of the senior Lit board to accept the five men whom the junior class elected Friday night as their successors. According to the constitution of Chi Delta Theta, the acting editors have a right to call a second and a third election, if the men elected at the previous elections are not in their opinion best fitted to advance the interests of the Lit. Accordingly the '88 board called for another election Monday night, and after two ballots were taken with the same results as at the previous meeting, they appointed the following board, which differs only in one man from that which the class elected: J. C. Griggs, Gifford, Pinchot, H. A. Smith, L. S. Welch and H. W. Wells. Mr. Pinchot resigned, so that the board will consist of but four men. Of these Mr. Wells has been elected chairman, and Griggs, financial editor.
The scheme of receiving Y. M. C. A. deputations from other colleges is growing popular here, as was manifested by the large attendance at the meeting Sunday night. The meeting was addressed by three students from Princeton. Cowan, '88, the foot-ball captain, Daniels, '88, and Spear, '89. It is hoped that a similar delegation may soon be sent down to Princeton from this University.