PRINCETON, November 4, 1896.
As the football season draws to a close, all interest snow centred on the two remaining games for the championship during the week preceding the Cornell game. Most of the practice was secret and the team work was very much improved, but there is still much room for improvement in that direction. Certain members of the team showed a great tendency in the Cornell game for offside play, which, if it is not remedied before the game with Harvard on Saturday, might prove very disastrous, as it is expected that the game at Cambridge will be very close, besides being the most interesting game of the day. Secret practice will be continued this week so as to keep the men in practice, and also that they may be in good physical condition for Saturday's game. The result of the game with Cornell was rather in the nature of a surprise, as no one expected that the team would roll up such a score. It was expected that we would defeat Cornell, but by a much smaller score. The reason given by experts is that Cornell was weakened by the loss of two men who received injuries in the Harvard game of the previous week, and not the wonderful work of the Princeton team. The work of the team was no better than it should have been at this se son of the year. There will be a large delegation of students, three hundred or more, who will go up to Cambridge on Saturday and cheer the team.
The inter-class football games for the championship of the University have commenced. The usual amount of interest is being shown by the students in these games, each class striving to obtain the championship.
The Gun Club has been working hard to get a respectable team together for the shoot at Cambridge with Yale and Harvard the day before the Harvard-Princeton football game. Some of the men who were on the team last year have not returned to college and it may be hard to fill their places.
Richard Webster of the sophomore class has won the Stinnecke scholarship. This scholarship was founded in 1870 by the will of the late Henry A. Stinnecke '61. This prize is contested for every three years, its total value being $1500, $500 of which is paid each year to the winner.
The faculty have announced that the following seniors are eligible to compete for the Baird Prize, namely: P. R. Colwell, R. Carnin, C. J. Dunlap, J. H. Keener, A. W. Leonard, F. J. Newton, W. M. Post, E. C. Thompson, L. C. Cooley, F. B. Cawan, E. G. Elliot, W. A. McLaughlin, C. G. Richards, R. F. Sterling, H. F. Stackwell.
The members of the two literary societies are now much interested in the coming Harvard-Princeton debate on Dec. 18. The preliminary debates in each of the societies will be held Monday, Nov. 16, and the inter-hall preliminary debate will occur Wednesday, Nov. 18, the debaters selected by the two halls to have the same sides in the inter-hall debate as in the hall preliminaries.