The fourth number of the Advocate shines neither on account of its merits nor of its demerits. The editorials are perhaps its best feature. They deal with the Christmas vacation, the CRIMSON-Princetonian discussion of the proposed renewal of relations with Princeton, the Yale game, the Eleven and the Glee Club trip. With regard to the Princeton matter the Advocate asserts that Harvard should take no initiativein negotiatlng for a game. The paragraph on the 'varsity eleven and its prospects at Springfield is exceedingly cheerful.
"A Little Journey off the Earth" by Mr. M. O. Wilcox savors considerably of Jules Verne. It is well written and in places amusing, but is inferior to most of Mr. Wilcox's work.
The "College Kodaks" are of various degrees of merit. Four of the five are descriptive themes and, though good in themselves, have in some cases but little right to be called College Kodaks. They might have been written anywhere as well as in Cambridge. The one written in Hastings strikes one as the best.
"Last Year's Yale Game" is a decidedly good piece of narrative. The College Kodaks ought to be of this character instead of tirades against the men who mutilate copies of our favorite poets.
"Graham's Mistake" is a light story of a foolish youth who, however, manages to teach a friend a very salutary precept.
The number contains three pieces of verse, two of which are good, while the third, "Angele," is poor.