FACT AND RUMOR.
The freshman class at Amherst numbers seventy.
The freshman class at Wellesley numbers about 120.
The entering students at Princeton number 170.
Physics I and IV will recite in Harvard 3.
"Quotations in the New Testament," by Prof. Toy, of Harvard is announced.
New volumes are announced for the fall by Phillips Brooks, John Freeman Clarke and Edward Everett Hale.
The practice of the first and second eleven is drawing out quite a large number of students to witness it.
An edition de luxe of the correspondence of Emerson and Carlyle edited by Prof. Norton is to be issued.
Arthur Gilman, secretary of the Harvard Annex has written a "History of the American People," which will soon be published.
A translation of Ploetz's "Epitome of History" by Mr. Tillinghast of the Harvard library will be issued next month.
The college of the city of New York has work shops in which blacksmithing, carpentry, and other crafts are taught.
Prof. Norton's lecture in Fine Arts III to-day is deemed particularly important, and a full attendance of members of the elective is requested.
The small size of the freshman class at Amherst is due, it is thought, to the recent faculty decision in regard to athletic sports.
Section I in sophomore rhetoric will recite October 4th. Sections II, III, and IV, October 5th. It is requested that pages 249 to 263 in Hill's Rhetoric be carefully read. Thirty five men have passed the examinations for admission to the freshman class, just finished.
A new card catalogue of the reserved books in the library has been made.
Prof. Trowbridge has been visiting at West Point.
Two weeks more will probably be required for the completion of the new Law School building.
Mr. Justin Winsor, of the Harvard library, presided at the sixth annual session of the American Library Association, held at Buffalo last August.
Mr. Alexander, the new colored cadet at West Point, is said to be well treated by the other cadets. He was formerly a student at Oberlin College.
The following officers of the Lacrosse association have been elected for the ensuing year: President, Noble, '84, Vice-President, Bradford, '86. The election of secretary, treasurer and manager has been postponed mtil the next meeting.
It is reported from Washington that the War Department is having numerous applications from minor colleges to detail officers to give military instruction. In reply to these applications, the Department has given notice that it is not the purpose of Congress to supply waning colleges with instructors.
Dr. A. P. Peabody, who was formerly and for many years pastor of the Unitarian church in Portsmouth, N. H., is to occupy that pulpit the first Sunday in November, the occasion being commemorative of the fiftieth anniversary Sunday of his settlement over that society.
The Yale preliminary catalogue for 1883, which is just out, shows the number of students in the various classes as follows: academic department-sensors, 151; juniors, 143; sophomores, 155; freshmen, 170; total, 619. Sheffield Scientific school-Post-graduates, 4; special students, not candidates for a degree, 3; seniors, 47; juniors, 74; freshmen, 84; total, 212.
Although Cambridge University is generally regarded as second to Oxford in the classical curriculum, she has educated the principal English poets. Chaucer is generally believed to have been a Cambridge man, Milton was a Master of Arts at Christ's College, and Dryden went from Westmnster to Trinity College, Cambridge. Of the poets of this century, Wordsworth was a Johnian and Coleridge an under graduate of Jesus, Cambridge. Lord Byron is one of the glories of Trinity, and Alfred Tennyson was of the same college.