FACT AND RUMOR.
Wendell Phillips has recently made to the Boston Public Library a gift of 1303 bound volumes and 4682 pamphlets.
Mr. Ruskin will be invited to fill again the chair of fine arts at Oxford University, vacated by Mr. Richmond.
The Rev. Albert Zabriskie Gray, a graduate of Harvard, will be installed as warden of Racine College on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The Charles River Street Railway Company has been given permission by the railroad commissioners to run its cars to Bowdoin and Park squares, Boston.
The Co-operative Society has just issued a neat pamphlet of "Regulations and Announcements," which may be obtained at the office of the society upon application.
Members of '86 are requested to assist in clearing Holmes field at 1 P. M. today, or as soon after as possible. All aid volunteered by members of other classes will be gladly accepted.
The following will play on the Yale team in the freshman game tomorrow: Rushers, Colgate, Kimball, Peters, Lang, Steuart, Cowles, Goodlett; quarter-back, Harding; half-backs, Bingham, Young; back, Lambert.
As a contemptible sample of Yale spirit the following item from Tuesday's Yale News is significant: "Winton, the Princeton referee of Saturday's game, hopes to see his kindness to Harvard reciprocated by the referee from Harvard on the Polo Grounds."
The decision of the medical faculty of the University of Michigan on the charges made by the student Morgan against Prof. Frothingham, of attacking the Christian religion, and the counter-charges of falsehood by Prof. Frothingham against Morgan, has been reached. The faculty decided that as to Prof. Frothingham they had no jurisdiction, but that the charges of the latter against Morgan were not sustained. The matter may now be taken under consideration by the board of regents as against the professor.
At Princeton and at Williams, we are reliably informed, the proposal to restrict the present base-ball league to Yale, Princeton, Brown and Harvard, and for Amherst, Dartmouth and Williams to unite in forming a second league, is received with much faver. The suggestion, we believe, will meet with no opposition unless from Amherst and Dartmouth.
It is stated that for the first time in the history of Yale College more than one-half the members of the sophomore class are professing Christians. Unless it be allowable for professing Christians to indulge in the time-honored custom, the sophomore minority must be terribly overworked hazing freshmen. The faculty of Yale should look into this matter, and see if something cannot be done for the amelioration of the young gentlemen's hard lot.-[Transcript.
A correspondent writes to the Boston Advertiser criticising the recent action of the board of overseers in passing a vote to revoke any degree within one week after commencement, if cause of complaint is found against the recipient for disorderly conduct. The letter cites abundant legal precedent, and shows the absurdity of the regulation, as being illegal and impossible of execution-a criticism that has occurred to all, we have no doubt, upon first reading the vote.
A new scientific periodical of the highest character to be called Science, is to be published in Cambridge by Moses King, '81, under the auspices of a stock company with abundant capital, of which A. Graham Bell, the distinguished physicist, is president. Mr. Samuel H. Scudder, the president of the Boston Society of Natural History, and well known as a specialist in entomology, has resigned his position as assistant librarian of Harvard University to take editorial charge of the paper. Its corps of contributors includes the names of almost all of Harvard's professors in the department of science, besides all the prominent scientific specialists at other colleges and throughout the country. Its aim is to be an acceptable organ of the scientific men of America in a similar but broader sense than Nature is for those of England.