Mexico has been in ad vanee of other civilized countriea in making a genuine white rnan's treaty with Japan. By the agreement that has been ratified between tlietwo governuients, Mexicans in Japan become subject to Japanese laws. Heretofore in China and Japan law breakers from European and American countries were tried at their own consulates by what was called extra territorial jurisdiction, and tried by their own countrymen. Mexico has abandonerl this policy and acknowledged Japan as a civilized nation by meeting her on equal terms. Mexico fixes no rules or customs duties in her commerco with Japan. European nations and the United btates still üx such duties and make their own trade regulations. In return for this liberality Mexican citizens are allowed to travel over all parts of Japan and engage in trade and larga industrial enterprises. Foreigners havo hitherto not been allowed to do this. Though our sister republic has been the firet to take this step, it is gratifying to know that a similar treaty is in negotiation between Japan and the United States. A committee of physicians recently presented to the New York board of health a startling report. It is that consumption, though more slowly working, is as directly contagious as diphtheria or scarlatina. Consumption causes more deaths than any other disease. It is more prevalent in crowded tfenement houses than elsewhere, partly on account of the contagión. Princeton college for a long time f ought against modifying the old fashioned college curriculum and giving more liberty in elective studies. But even this venerable institution has now yielded to the modern spirit. The committee of trustees recommend that increased opportunity for specialization be provided, eo that students may anticípate their professional studies by the choice of electives.