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On Thursday morning, January 30, the thermometer at the College indicated 26° below zero. It is needless to say that the most comfortable place we could find was behind the stove. The temperature down town at the same time is reported to have been 32° below zero.

Sunday evening, February 9, a crowded audience was assembled in the Brainerd Church to hear the farewell sermon of its pastor, Rev. Mr. Banks. His text was: "Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you."-II Cor. xiii, 11. He referred to some of the associations connected with the word farewell, and then spoke of the ties that bound him to his congregation -ties that were cemented by the unusual number of afflictions that they had sustained during his pastorate of seven years, the greatest of which was the present one, the loss of Dr. Coffin, "the noblest, purest, lovliest of us all." The field to which he was going was a pleasant one; but he trusted he was acting according to duty alone in leaving his pleasant associations here for a field of greater responsibility, and, he hoped, of greater usefulness. He exhorted his late charge to "be perfect, to be of one mind, to live in peace," which having done "the God of love and peace shall be with you. He then gave them an affectionate farewell. Thus closed the useful pastorate of one to whom, in his far western home, the Brainerd people will frequently turn with feelings of love and affection.

LAFAYETTE PERSONALS.

1836.

-Hon. Henry Van Reed is a member of the Constitutionl Convention now convened in Philadelphia.

1847.

-Louis McL. Hickman, a student of 1845-7, is a hardware merchant in Stanton, California.

1848.

-Rev. R. B. Foresman, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Middaghs, Pa., has received and accepted a call from the Yellow

Frame Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of Newton, N. J. His P. O. address is Johnsonsburg, Warren county, New Jersey.

1850.

-Israel Hart, M.D., is a practicing physician at Pennington, N.J. -Uriah T. Scudder is a wholesale merchant in Trenton, N. J. 1853.

-James J. Heron, Esq., is practicing law in Princeton, Illinois. 1855.

-William M. Allison is editor of the Juniata Republican, Mifflintown, Pa.

1861.

-Howard R. Hetrick has again returned to St. Joseph, Mo., and resumed his editorial duties on the Herald.

1863.

-Robert P. Andrews is refiner in the mint in Carson City, Nev. -James C. Doty, for awhile a member of '63, sends his card as Attorney-at-law, 89 Diamond street, Pittsburg.

1865.

-Rev. W. W. Heberton has received a call to the Presbyterian Church of Elkton, Md.

1866.

-Married, January 15, in the Presbyterian Church of Tunkhannock, Pa., by Rev. N. G. Parke, assisted by Rev. Mr. Rainary of the Baptist and Rev. Mr. Race of the Methodist Church of Tunkhannock, Rev. George T. Keller to Miss H. Bertha Tutton, both of Tunkhannock.

1869.

-Samuel J. Gruvar, M. D., was recently married.

-James B. Deshler, a former member of '69, is practicing law in Allentown, Pa.

-William R. McFarlane is farming near Reedville, Pa.

-J. Howard Logan is a hardware merchant on Ohio street, Allegheney City, Pa.

1871.

-L. Howard Barber is teaching in Mauch Chunk, Pa.

-Thomas Farquhar is teaching in Newton, N. J.

1872.

-J. Boyd Andrews is in the Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill.

1873

-H. D. W. Smith paid us a short visit recently.

1874.

-A. J. Clarke is in the carpet business in New York.

-Wm. W. Dorris is book-keeper for his father, Huntingdon, Pa.. -J. B. Gilfillan is at a business college in Philadelphia. His address is 1325 Poplar street.

1875.

-P. G. Scott has left college for this year.

OUR EXCHANGES.

-The Vassar Miscellany comes to us with its usual freight of good things. Travel, philosophy, love, poetry, history, criticism, all find a place in its fair pages. Let any of those old-fashioned individuals, who believe in the intellectual inferiority of "the sex," read the bright pages of the Miscellany.

-The Virginia University Magazine severely censures our spelling of Col. Moseby's name in the October number of this magazine. Now, errors in the orthography even of proper names, if well known, are fair subjects for criticism. But pray be careful, gentlemen, when you are correcting, to correct only faults. Greeley, in his "American Conflict," spells the name of the partisan leader Moseby, both in the body of the work and in the index. (See vol. II. ch. xxxiv.) We suppose Horace Greeley is considered good authority by the the very patriotic editors of our exchange, whose critical remarks on spelling are in rather bad taste, when, on the next page, they have misspelled the name of Prof. Hadley. We thought so eminent a name as his was familiar as household words to all students. Come, gentlemen, don't let your ardor for the "lost cause" run away with you.

-A noticeable article in the Rhode Island Schoolmaster is on "English Composition," in which a plea is made for more extensive and thorough attention to this branch in our common schools. -Something out of the ordinary line of college periodicals-a thrilling (?) love story-appears in the Brunonian.

-The Union Literary Magazine deserves its title. Twenty-six of its thirty-two pages are filled with essays, leaving but scant space for college news.

-The College Journal gives a realistic description of a bull fight and an article on "The Faculties of Animals," which exhibits rather superficial "cramming."

-Good conduct would seem a rarity worthy of notice in Notre Dame University, for the Scholastic takes the trouble each week of giving to the immortality of print the names of the students whose conduct has been in "every respect satisfactory." Not to be partial, the Tablet of Honor of St. Mary's Academy receives similar attention, in which are mentioned the names of those young ladies who are eminent for "politeness, neatness, order, amiability and strict observance of Academic Rules (!)"

-The Yale Courant and Yale Record still keep up their wordy war, which, it is to be hoped, is more interesting to them than outside barbarians find it to be.

-The Williams Vidette contains an able reply to Prof. Tyndall's theories of Prayer, condensed from a sermon by the great thinker, Dr. Hopkins.

-Harvard is out with a new paper, the Magenta, published fortnightly during the college year. Honest book criticisms, occasional discussions of home instruction and government, news of general interest,-and all without any affectation of fine writing, or claim to literary excellence, is a most promising bill of fare. We wish the Magenta all success.

-How is this for the usually well edited Madisonensis? The following "golden opinion" from a most influential and prominent source, we reluctantly copy: "The Madisonensis is on of the finest in its appearance of the college papers; it is edited with sense and spirit.'-Chicago Schoolmaster. The Schoolmaster is one of the most useful, as well as successful publications in the West !!! "

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-A '75 man occupies a column in the Harvard Advocate in telling that his loved one is dead, and the article is appropriately draped in mourning. But the pensiveness produced by this effuion deepens into sadness as we note the "awful" failures made by their patent joker "Atom."

-The University Echo, (Cal.) is favored with a column and a half long "Senior's growl," in which specific charges of unfair marking are made against various Professors. If there was such a student in Lafayette, we'd send him to the University of California.

-We welcome with pleasure the initial, number of the University Review, from Wooster, Ohio. The eight page sheet is well filled with appropriate matter, the opening article "why in College?" being written by one of their professors. We congratulate our editorial friends upon their excellent start.

We have received the following periodicals:-University Reporter, Yale Record, Ave Maria, Scholastic, Southern Collegian, Herald and Torchlight, McKendree Repository, College Journal, Brunonian, Union Literary Magazine, African Repository, Rhode Island Schoolmaster, Yale Courant, Madisonensis, Harvard Advocate, Everybody's Journal, Qui Vive, Amherst Student, University Echo, Blackburn Gazette, College Argus, Dalhousic Gazette, Dickinsonian, Virginia University Magazine, Cap and Gown, Cornell Era, Students' Gazette, Magenta, Hesperian Student, Annalist, American Educational Monthly, Williams Vidette, College Courier, Vassar Miscellany, Yale Literary Magazine, Spirit of the Times, Hamilton Literary Monthly, Dartmouth, Dennison Collegian, University Review.

MISCELLANEOUS.

-The Yale Record has the following.

We are sorry to see that the Madisonensis takes pleasure in announcing to its readers that it will soon begin printing a "series of first page articles," by members of their faculty. As the paper now is, it is a very interesting sheet, but we certainly fear for it if it gets into the hands of the faculty. We condole with the editors of the Madisonensis if they are unable to get copy from undergraduates, but in that case they will find their very best plan. is in contracting their space, and not in emulating the Era in its only blemish.

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