THIRTEEN vacant College rooms are advertised at the Bursar's office.
SUBSCRIPTIONS to Vol. XIII. of the Crimson may be paid now at the University Bookstore.
ON a single day a few weeks ago 1000 copies of King's Handbook were sold in Boston.
THE officers of the Natural History Society have been re-elected for the second half-year.
THERE is no truth in the report that the Faculty have again voted to petition for the abolition of prayers.
ONE of the instructors in the undergraduate department speaks of the mid-year examinations as the "recess."
THE number of students who are taking the instruction in singing offered by Mr. Carey is over one hundred.
OFFICERS of the Signet from '80: A. B. Weimar, President; W. S. Andrews, Secretary; J. S. Carruth, Treasurer.
IF the Faculty would hold examinations in the evening, the time of the Semi-annuals might be still further shortened.
THE powers that be do not leave many loop-holes open to the cribbing propensities of the undergraduates. The Examination papers of yesterday were printed from four to ten o'clock in the morning, being finished exactly in time for the Examination.
THE Professor of Greek who talks about the paper coinage of the Athenians has not been invited to join the Finance Club.
IT is reported that Prof. Ferris, Superintendent of the Christian Union Gymnasium in Boston, has been offered a position in the new Gymnasium.
LAST Saturday afternoon two overcoats were stolen from the Library. To prevent any more thefts a check-boy has been placed in charge of the coat-room.
HALLEY'S comet appears once in seventy-six years, and the President attended the exercises in English 6 last week. These two facts have no connection with each other.
THE Phi Beta Kappa have elected as additional members from '79, Messrs. Brooks, Evans, Thorp, J. T. Coolidge, 3d, Clapp, Delano, Black, Hudson, Burlingham, Felton, Hoadly.
THE following officers of the O. K. have been elected for the next half-year: President, Edward Hale; Secretary, E. C. Perkins; Treasurer, H. C. Mercer; Librarian, J. G. Thorp.
THE Union Railway Company has restored the night car to Boston. It will leave Harvard Square on the even hours, and the fare on the 1, 2, 3, and 4 o'clock trips will be ten cents.
MR. EDWARD ATKINSON, of Boston, will deliver a lecture on "Capital and Labor," at the invitation of the Finance Club, at No. 5 Boylston Hall, Friday evening, February 14, at 7.30. Tickets can be obtained of members of the Club. Later in the season lectures are to be given by Professors Sumner and Walker of Yale.
THE winter meeting of the H. A. A. in the Gymnasium will include the following events; Vaulting, one hand; Vaulting, two hands; Horizontal Bar; Indian Club Swinging; Standing High Jump; Light, Middle, and Heavy Weight Wrestling; Light, Middle, and Heavy Weight Sparring; Fencing; Broadsword Exercises; and Tugs of War.
THE following are the officers of the Everett Athenaeum for the second half-year: President, W. C. Lane; Vice-president, J. C. Rolfe; Secretary, J. H. Seaverns; Treasurer, E. A. Whitman; Standing Committee, H. E. Greene, H. L. Wheeler, W. L. Worcester; Editors, M. St. C. Wright, A. O. Jameson, C. T. Dazey; Stage Manager, E. S. Wentworth; Chorister, S. H. Spalding.
COLONEL T. W. HIGGINSON has presented the Library with a collection of four hundred and thirty pamphlets, bound in twenty-three volumes, relating to the slavery question.
AMONG the notes in preparation for the next number of the Library Bulletin are an account of all the editions of Ptolemy's Geography, a bibliography of the early editions of Milton, with a chronological arrangement of Miltoniana, and an account of the "Pietas et Gratulatio," an extraordinary outburst of loyalty published by the college in 1761, on the death of George II. and the accession of George III.
THE Natural History Society lectures have now been definitely arranged, and are as follows: March 6, Mr. Justin Winsor, The Earliest Maps of the American Continent; March 13, Dr. Clarence John Blake, The Ear and the Telephone; March 20, Dr. H. P. Bowditch, Physiological Defects of Vision; March 27, Prof. E. C. Pickering, The Distance of the Sun; April 3, Mr. John Fiske, A Common Origin of Languages; April 11, Prof. J. D. Whitney, Is the Earth's Climate changing? April 17, Prof. Alexander Agassiz, Something about Young Fishes. Tickets will be ready in a few weeks.
THE subjects for the fifth Junior Theme, A division, are as follows:
1. "Progress is such improvement as can be verified by statistics, just as education is such knowledge as can be tested by examinations."
2. "What's youth to my young man?"
3. "Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt, - are not these the great qualities with which dulness takes the lead in the world?"
4. "A man ought to keep his friendship in constant repair-"
5. "Sculpture and painting have an effect to teach us manners and abolish hurry."
6. "Frigid correctness is the bane of art."
7. "The highest function of the theatre at present."
THE tenth Library Bulletin contains, in the body of the accession list, a valuable note on the early maps of America. Among the accessions is a copy of the Caxton Bible, which was printed from movable type and bound in the short space of twelve hours, on occasion of the Caxton commemoration in 1877, copies of which are also in the libraries of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society.
THE last Freshman class-meeting was called because of the dissatisfaction at the determination to row Cornell, and because it was understood that many of the class had not seen the notices of the previous meeting. After a consultation with the Executive Committee it was thought better to wait and meet Cornell in a University race at some future time, and not to row them now, considering the present misunderstanding which exists between the two colleges, - an opinion which was expressed by two of that committee in the meeting. Then it was unanimously voted to challenge Columbia.