FACT AND RUMOR.
Billy, the postman, resumed his duties yesterday.
The hour of morning prayers at Amherst is now 8 A. M.
Very few upper classmen at Yale exercise in the gymnasium.
The last number of the Lasell Leaves contains a French column.
Williston, '82, has left college to accept an advantageous business offer.
Rooms for class day wanted in the yard. Address P., care HARVARD HERALD.
Prof. Everett of the Divinity School officiated in the chapel pulpit yesterday morning.
The debate in the Harvard Union tonight on the license question promises to be very interesting.
Moriarty's, the great resort of the Yale boys, had a narrow escape during the recent conflagration in New Haven.
The convention of the Intercollegiate Baseball Association occurs tomorrow at the Massasoit House, Springfield.
The News of Feb. 28 says : "The fire this morning was a big attraction." Boys get accustomed to that kind of excitement as they grow older.
The senior class committee announce that the subscription book for heliotype albums will be closed tonight and the result will be given tomorrow morning.
The annual oratorial contest of the Ohio colleges, Marietta, Oberlin, Wesleyan, Western Reserve and Wooster takes place today at the city hall in Delaware.
The New York Seventh Regiment will visit Boston on the 17th of June in response to an invitation from Governor Long and the Cadets. A cordial welcome is assured.
The analysis of the air in the different recitation rooms will be completed in about one month. A sample of the air at the freshman chemistry lecture was taken yesterday.
The owners of the Boston Theatre, although of late their house has been crowded with eager spectators, are still discontented, and say that they will not be satisfied until they have "The World" there.
On account of the low marks in the mid-year examination in French 5, if any considerable improvement is shown in the annuals, the mid-year examination will count but as a small proportion of the year's work.
It has been stated that the Cooperative Society will be able to secure the free use of the old gymnasium building as a store and warehouse, in case the society succeeds in securing the four hundred names necessary to insure its success.
Prof. James' lecture on physiology yesterday drew out a large crowd which filled the room. The next lecture will probably be the most interesting of the series, and is a repetition of the one which was of such interest last year. Next Wednesday at 3 P. M., in Sever 11.
The Amherst Student quietly gives its own institution a little puff in the following, and intimates that if Oscar desires to see an ideal student he must visit the bucolic glades of central Massachusetts : "Poor Oscar is slowly crystalizing his aesthetic idea of the American college student. Yet it is not to be expected that he has obtained all possible points from Harvard and Rochester. There are other institutions in the land."
Scene : Primer geology class, 3333 A. D. Object lesson. Professor - "What is this which I hold in my' hand?" Class - "We are not prepared." Professor - "It is the tooth of a cat given to the college in the nineteenth century. How long tails had the cats in that age?" Class - "Seven and one-half feet." Professor - "Yes, this tooth proves that some were over twenty feet in length. What else may we learn from this?" Class - "That's as far as the lesson went." Professor - "Well, it also shows that cats could once drink milk. Now, man sometimes drinks milk. Therefore man descended from a cat. You will, without review, be examined tomorrow morning for one hour on the last 4,000 pages of your text-book." - [Orient.
"Is he a good German scholar?" they asked of the Washington belle, concerning her lover. "Splendid!" she replied. "He holds a lady beautifully and knows all the figures." - [Post.
PARLOR BEDS. PAINE'S new folding bed has received the silver award. It is very convenient.