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The New London board of trade is trying to
make arrangements with the Oxford crew to come
to this country next summer and race with Har
vard or Yale.
A COLLEGE IDYL
Ham it in, cram it in,
Students' heads are hollow ;
Slam it in, Jam it in,
Still there's more to follow—
Hygiene and History,
Greek and trigonometry—
Ham it in, cram it in,
Students' heads are hollow.
Scold it in, mould it in,
All that they can swallow;
Fold it in, hold it In.
Still there's more to follow.
Those who . 've passed the furnace through
With aching brow will tell to you,
How the teachers crammed it In,
Rammed it in, crammed it in,
Rubbed it in, clubbed it in,
Pressed it in, caressed it in,
Rapped it in and slapped it in,
When their heads were hollow.
Columbia College is to be moved from the cen
ter of New York City to a new site where the
doemitory system can be adopted. Her endow
ment, amounting to $9,000,000, is second only
to Girard College, while Harvard comes third
That most American institutions are yet in their
infancy, is illustrated in a sketch of William and
Mary College. It says ; "Though two hundi•ed
years are not reckoned long in the history of an
English university, how few are the American col
leges that can boast such a past ! The college of
which I write was conceived two years before the
Pilgrim Fathers landed in Massachusetts; at the
time when the germ of this American university
began to grow, the Duke of Marlborough was
fighting Louis XIV., and Addison was writing his
delightful essays for 'The Spectator.' How far
back then the history of the college of William
and Mary seems to carry us."
THE FREE LANCE.
In the Haverfordian attention is called to the
fact that much time is misspent in college. "If
there is one thing which we consider it necessary
for man to learn, it is the economy of time, and a
knowledge of how to use it most advantageously.
If all the time that a student spends in idleness at
college were to be devoted to some organized
method of amusement and entertainment, how
much there would be to show for all this time !"
The following is taken from an article on Con
versation in The College Mercury. "If there is
one thing to learn at college, it is to do critical,
independent study and thinking. "A man kens
just as much as he's taught himsel', and na mair."
A man's mind should become inquiring, desirous
of knowing the reason for everything, accepting
'statements after diligent inquiry only." Then it
goes on to say in addition. 'Conversation
maketh a ready man.' No power is of any value
unless it can be used. We are not disciplining
our minds to make them mere reservoirs for the
reception of knowledge, but we want to use them.
The ability upon occasion to call to mind what
ever we may have learned, and which is possessed
by few, is well worth striving after. Telling
something we know, too, makes it sink still more
deeply in our memories."
The Bowdoin Orient gives a short discussion on
"politics" which may be of interest, "Too many
men look on what they term "politics" as a mat
ter of interest to a few, in which ballots and can
didates and wire-pullers are mixed inextricably
with torch-light processions and enthusiastic, if
unrighteous, inebriation. One often hears from
a young man the remark, "Oh, well, that's poli
tics, and I don't care for that," and that is likely
to be followed up with a synopsis of the latest
"society" novel, or a careful review of "Town
?Vies" or the "Fireside Companion." Don't
be willing to be the "reflector •f newpaper edi
torials." Study your science and your language
and your philosophy, if you will, but don't neglect
the study of historical and practical• politics, on
which is founded your country's life, and to whose
development you owe the happiness and comfort
of your daily existence."