There is much talk at Wesleyan as to what should be the proper disposition of the $100, 000 left to the University by the late E. B. Fayerweather.
The University has two great wants-a substantial library fund and a new gymnasium. It is probable that the money will be applied to the former of the two. The present library consists of 40, 000 volumes. There is a good foundation for the department of American History and a fairly good working library has been obtained in the classics, science, philosophy and general undergraduate work, but the lack of means to keep abreast with the times is sadly felt. The annual income of the present fund is but a thousand dollars a year, which, when divided up among a score of departments leaves each but a trifle; so that there is a strong opinion at Wesleyan that the gymnasium should be passed by this time and the money given for books.