FACT AND RUMOR.
The Glee Club has voted not to sing in Providence.
The candidates for the freshman crew have commenced running.
The prospects of the Cambridge boarding housekeepers are brightening.
Some of the freshmen indulged in a snow-ball fight near the gymnasium yesterday.
The Boston Latin School Battalion will give an exhibition drill, Tuesday, February 21.
A bonus will be given to any one who will take No. 5 Weld for the remainder of the year.
Mr. Robinson, the trainer, is actively at work with Herrick and Soren, of the Mott Haven team.
At last. - A special student really did some work for a coming examination and - flunked - at last.
The reception given by the ladies interested in woman suffrage last evening was fully attended.
Rev. Phillips Brooks will preach in St. John's Chapel next Sunday at 7.30 P. M. Seats will be reserved for students.
Henry Draper, a son of the late Dr. J. W. Draper, is to succeed his father as professor of chemistry in the University of the city of New York.
Scientific men agree in one thing, that when impure water is frozen it makes impure ice. - [Traveller.] What else should it make, if not impure ice?
Prof. C. A. Young of Princeton, is giving a two weeks' course of lectures at Mt. Holyoke Seminary. Prof. R. H. Mather, of Amherst, will follow with a series on "Ancient Sculpture."
Today's number of the Crimson will conclude the present volume, and contain an index of the contributors for the past half year. It will contain four pages and the announcement of the editors from '84.
We understand that Guiteau's prospective exhibitor has chartered a car of the U. R. R. Co. He recognizes the refrigerative qualities of these cars. Considers them better than the "preservers" of his own make, in fact.
The Cambridge Entomological Club will meet at 1 Garden street, Cambridge, this evening at 7.45 P. M. Students and others interested in entomology are cordially invited to be present. WILLIAM TRELEASE, Secretary.
At the annual dinner of the "Class of '77," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Young's Hotel, Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing year: President, A. L. Plimpton; vice-president, H. H. Carter; secretary and treasurer, R. A. Hale. Several speeches were made by members of the class.
Now the U. R. R. shaketh in its boots, and feareth that day when the Charles R. R. R. shall blossom forth in all its wealth of accommodations. The student in the early morn cometh from his prayer meeting in the metropolis and chattereth his teeth and shivereth in the refrigerator car. The company forsooth appreciateth the freshness of his victim and desireth that it shall not spoil.
The Cambridge Tribune accounts for the rumor of small-pox as follows: "The small-pox excitement originated on Wendell street, by the hanging out of a scarlet cloth to call in a fishman. This act was sufficient to start the rumor that a student had been taken from the house to a hospital where he was down with the small-pox, and that a young lady in another house on the same street was sick with the same disease. There has not been a case in the city so far as we can learn. Imagination sometimes is very vivid in anticipation."
FURNITURE. Parlor, chamber, dining-room, library and office furniture. An immense stock in the warerooms of Paine's manufactory, 48 Canal street, opposite Boston and Maine depot, Boston.