FACT AND RUMOR.

Oscar Wilde lectures before Yale students tonight.

The senate foreign affairs committee will investigate the Chili-Peru affairs.

A number of Harvard men attended Oscar's lecture last evening.

A number of rooms showed lights as late as 3 o'clock yesterday morning.

Mass. 1 and 3 were hardly comfortable during the examinations yesterday.

There was quite a stampede at lunch yesterday, the object being a sight of the divine Oscar.

The man who lives at the top of some of our lofty buildings is certainly to be pitied, as he is always room-atic.

The richest university in the world is that of Leyden, in Holland. Its real estate alone is worth over $4,000,000.

At Ashbury College any student who receives one hundred per cent. during the term recitations is exempt from examinations.

The following named men from '81 are now in the Columbia Law School: Cohen, Dazy, Goakin, Jaretzki, Hawkins, and MacVeagh.

"I don't like enthusiastic thermometers," remarked a certain eminent professor lately, discussing the noticeable variations among those instruments.

Mr. Oscar Wilde yesterday visited several of the students' rooms, the gymnasium, library and Memorial. He expressed himself as very much pleased with Harvard.

Observation in experimental physic by my goody while taking up the ashes: "I thinks the ashes flies worse when they're warm than when they're cold, as I notices it." [Fact.] Who can explain?

It is rumored that Memorial Hall "statement" will be made out as soon as the bursar has time and the auditor has learned to add up figures. We wonder what the price of board is for January.

At the last meeting of the board of overseers, the rule requiring one of the bondsmen of each student to be a resident of Massachusetts, was changed so that now any suitable citizen of the United States will be accepted.

At a meeting of the Harvard Club of San Francisco, Cal., held Jan. 19, at the Palace Hotel, Hon. Horace Davis was chosen president, and the following new members were elected from '81: John F. Davis, Chas. H. Jackson, F. W. Sharron and Roderick Stebbins; also Thomas H. Pinkerton, Medical School.

By the terms of the contract with Mr. Pach, seniors are furnished with cabinets at the following rates: If a private order is given, the price is $3.50 per dozen, the pictures to be delivered in ten days or two weeks; while if a man makes up his order off the class list, the price will be $3.00 per doz, or fifteen cents each, but the pictures will not be delivered before June 10. The most common practice seems to be to give a limited order for present uses, and to defer the general claims of "exchanges" until June.

The new Dean of Westminster, G. G. Bradley, is a graduate of Oxford and former master of University College. The London World, in a sketch of his life, has this sentence: "He would sit with a kindly smile for all comers, a playful affectionateness toward his children, and a gentle tolerance even for those rowdy and athletic undergraduates, whom he struggled all his time to comprehend!"

At an adjourned annual meeting of the trustees of Dartmouth College, last evening, it was voted not to accept the resignation of Professor Sanborn, but to engage Ex-President Brown of Hamilton College to assist in his department. It was decided to arrange with Dr. John Lord for a course of historical lectures. It was voted to celebrate Webster's centennial next summer, and Gov. Bell and Ex-Gov. Prescott were appointed a committee on the matter.

Cornell is now having afternoon recitations.