FACT AND RUMOR.
Throwing the discus has begun on Jarvis.
Several club tables are organizing rival nines.
The freshman nine at Yale have been doing some hard hitting lately.
Hall, '82, has been practising as change pitcher for the 'Varsity nine.
The first one of the theses in N. H. 2 was read yesterday morning.
Prof. N. S. Shaler has returned from Europe, but will soon start on a trip to Kentucky.
A special train will be run from New Haven to Cambridge for the Yale men next Saturday.
The University Foot-Ball Team will probably be photographed at 12 today on the steps of Matthews.
The section in Latin 1 has finished reading Tacitus, and hereafter will read Horace, on Mondays.
In the game with the Stock Exchange nine today, Baker will play short-stop and Lovering second base.
Prof. James dismissed Philosophy 4 this morning without recitation, as he was too unwell to conduct it.
Prof. Paine's piano-forte recital, announced for next Friday, has been postponed indefinitely on account of illness.
The edition of the "Trinummus" of Plautus to be used by the freshmen is by Fleckeisen in the Teubner Library.
Game of the freshmen with Andover today. Train leaves Boston & Maine depot at 12.30. Tickets, $1.00, at Bartlett's.
Lilienthal, '83, sang a tenor solo yesterday morning in chapel, which served as a pleasant interlude in the usual services.
Work was being done yesterday grading some of the paths in the yard, and in making fills and levelling the ground near the library.
W. B. Noble and Herbert Putnam were elected as directors of the Memorial Hall Dining Association, from '84 and '83 respectively.
Daniel Pratt dined at the Episcopal Theological School Monday evening. He spoke after dinner on "Language" amidst great applause.
The assignment of rooms by the bursar to sub-freshmen was made yesterday. There were one hundred and fifty-one applications made.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Perry delivered a very interesting lecture upon "Samuel Johnson and His Times." Among his audience were three Harvard students.
The Pi Eta Society will be photographed at 1.30 P. M. Thursday; St. Paul's Society at 10 Friday. Both pictures will be taken on the steps of Matthews.
The date of the examination to make up the mid-year in Latin 1 has been set for June 14th, at 10 o'clock, in Sever 37. That for N. H. 2 will probably be June 1st.
In the elections for officers of the reading room of the Law School, Mr. Dearing (first year) was elected. The polls for the elections of the other officers will close tonight.
The Bicycle Club will sit for their picture on Friday, May 12, at 12 o'clock. All who own machines are requested to bring them and to appear in riding costume. The group will be taken on the east side of Sever, and it is hoped that all members of the club who can possibly do so will be present.
Amherst has the largest scholarship fund of any college in the United States. Its library is to receive $500,000 from the estate of a Boston lawyer, who was a member of the class of '25. [Ex.
Yesterday's Globe has a very excellent and valuable article descriptive of the various possible ways open to students of working their way through college. The article was prepared by a member of the present senior class.
The following have been selected to speak for the Boylston prizes tomorrow evening: Seniors-Copeland, Eaton, Firman, Hardon, Hoar, Pendleton, Van Benthuysen. Juniors-Cummings, Cushing, Heilbron, Holmes, Hubbard, A. M. Lord, G. H. Page, H. Putnam and O. Putnam.
The original gift for the new Law School building was $100,000, but the approved plans will necessitate $126,000 for the building and $9000 additional for the furnishing. The donor has kindly increased his liberal gift, so that it will now be possible for Harvard law students to enjoy the privileges of a building not surpassed in this country and probably not in the world.
FURNITURE. Chamber, Parlor, Library, Dining Room and Hall furniture, from an immense stock, is sold direct from the manufactory, at PAINE'S, 48 Canal and 141 Friend streets, opposite Boston & Maine depot, Boston.