Torrence Parker, with mild sarcasm, rather cleverly defends the much-abused "Chirography of the Harvard Instructors in English;" but the remaining articles of the number will probably prove more interesting to most of the students. Best of them is "Mr. Thaddeus Almanac's Scientific Proposal," by L. W. Mott and L. How. The hero's unfortunate experiment with a phonograph in connection with a matrimonial proposal, is very entertaining. Somewhat less so, though still good, is C. G. Christian's "Ambition Lowly Laid." "On Beacon Hill," by A. C. Train is, as its author calls it, a sketch, and is very well drawn.
The College Kodaks have been supplanted by "Atrabilia. Being stray leaves from the note book of a cynic who reformed on attaining his majority." The change in the name is interesting, but the ten "stray leaves" do not show any marked improvement over the Kodaks. Though none of them attempt to be humorous, several are very pleasing. The other prose articles are "Aunt Mary," by G. B. Philbrook, and two sketches by H. B. Eddy; one of the latter being an unnecessary contribution to the literature of Adam and Eve.