FACT AND RUMOR.
Yesterday at noon the first car on the Charles River Railway entered Boston.
The new gymnasium lockers will be ready for use the first of next week.
V. C. Alderson of '85 has been elected secretary of Delta Upsilon.
The examination books in freshman Greek are to be handed in next Saturday.
The candidates for the freshman crew were coached by Mr. C. P. Perin yesterday.
Kimball captains '86 in the absence of Woodbury, whose broken finger keeps him in.
The sophomore team has received challenges from the sophomores of Harvard and Princeton. - [Acta.
It is expected that the wings of the new Law School building will be ready for roofing before winter sets in.
'86 seems to be taking a lively interest in lacrosse, and has quite a representation on the field every afternoon.
It is rumored that certain members of the class of '86, have decided to form a league of "Total Abstinence - from recitations."
Mr. E. G. McInness, '83, has been elected president of the Harvard chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity for the ensuing year.
A number of members of '86 made their debut at the Globe Theatre last Tuesday evening, in connection with the appearance of Salvini.
The next and fifteenth annual session of the American Philological Association will be held in Middletown, Conn., on the 18th of next July.
The man who took a bag containing wrenches, oil can, etc., from Carver bicycle, in north entry of Massachusetts, will please return the same.
Meeting of the Christian Brethren this evening in 18 Stoughton, at 6.30. Dr. A. P. Peabody will give an address. This will be the first time that Dr. Peabody has spoken publicly in Cambridge since his return from Europe. All are invited.
The freshmen are exerting all their energies for the game next Saturday. The quarter and half - backs are out at 3 every afternoon, instead of at 4.
The course in the hare and hounds run this afternoon will be between six and eight miles. The start will be made in front of Matthews at 3.15 P. M.
A challenge from the Williams freshmen has been received by the Harvard freshman eleven for a game of foot - ball on the 24th. No action has yet been taken.
The officers for the Philological Society for this year are : G. E. Lowell, president; J. H. Wigmore, secretary and treasurer; A. R. Marsh and A. L. Hodges, executive committee.
The Boston Technology team were dissatisfied with the referee in their game with Yale, and claim that "many points which really ought to have been given to the Techs were given to Yale at critical points of the game."
The game of foot - ball last night at the Olympian Club rink between the first elevens of the Chauncy Hall and English High Schools, resulted in a draw, neither eleven winning a goal in a spirited contest of twenty minutes, the time allotted for the game.
Harvard Union meeting tonight at 7.30 in Sever 11. Question for debate : "Resolved, That England's Course in Warring Upon Egypt was Justifiable." Disputants - Affirmative, J. M. Hall, '83; P. L. Livingston, '85. Negative, Paul Jones, '83; H. M. Williams '85.
A special meeting of the board of overseers will be held this morning in Boston to act upon communications from the president and fellows, to consider the question of discipline at commencement, and of assigning scholarships to special students.