The current Advocate contains a number of interesting short stories, all very well told. "James Wilton's Journey," by J. A. Macy '99, is a study of a matter-of fact business man, who is unexpectedly disturbed in his regular routine of life. "His Duty to His Country," by W. R. Castle 1900, is exceedingly timely and very much to the point in plot, for there must be some men who have other motives for enlisting at present than their duty to their country alone. "A Birthday Telegram," by A. S. Friend 1900, and "From Him That Hath Not," by H. M. Adams '98, are pathetic little tales, the latter a particularly delicate sketch. "Facilis Descensus Averno," by M. Seasongood 1900, is slight but amusing. The poems are all short, with the exception of one entitled "The Burial."
The number might almost be called the spring short story number as none of the stories are complicated; neither are they very serious. Judging from the last and the present number there are a good many excellent story tellers in college at present, and work of the order mentioned is deserving of much encouragement.