FACT AND RUMOR.
The candidates for the junior crew will commence rowing on Monday.
As Professor White is obliged to be away, there will be no recitation in Greek 3, tomorrow.
Matthew Arnold lectured to the Dartmouth students on "Literature and Science, " Saturday.
The men trying for the University crew took a ten-mile pull Saturday.[Yale News.
Mr. Garth W. James, a brother of Prof. Williams James, is reported to be dying at his home in Milwaukec.
Room rent is higher at Harvard than at any other college in the country.[Cornell Sun.
Henry M. Wolf of Chicago has been elected class orator of the Yale senior class, and Edward Wells, Jr., of Peekskill, N. Y., class poet.
Today the members of the section in Philosophy 4 will decide as to the advisability of having a one hour examination.
The following are the officers of the Pi Eta from '85: President, colony; vice president, E. C. Thayer; secretary, Gilman; treasurer, Foss; chorister, H. Bartlett; stage manager, Ward.
Yale seniors are organizing a new secret society, and have obtained permission from the faculty to erect a society building. which will be completed in the spring.
To prove that excellence in college athletics does not imply neglect of mental training, William Blaikie in the November Harper's cites, among others, Presidents Eliot and McCosh, who rowed in the University crews of their respective colleges.
The Yale freshmen defeated the strong Williston eleven last week by a score of 28 to O. The Yale rush line averages 185 pounds; three of the rushers having an aggregate weight of 670 pounds.
Rev. H. B. Collier of the First Church, Hingham, late of the Harvard Divinity School, has declined a call, recently extended him by the First Unitarian Society of Boston (Rev. Rufus Ellis, pastor), to become associate pastor of that church.
William Preston Johnston, President of the Louisiana State University and son of Albert Sidney Johnston, the confederate general, is visiting leading colleges in the North with the view of obtaining useful information. He will soon visit Harvard.
Harvard Union debate in Sever 11 at 7.30 this evening. Question; Resolved, That women should be admitted to suffrage on the same terms as men. Principal disputants; for the affirmative, Messrs. S. M. Hayes, '84, and Richardson, '86; for the negative, Messrs. Frost, '84, and Hansen, '85.
France spends $5 for war every time she spends 35 cents for education. That is a great deal worse than Prussia where $5.49 is for war against $2.20 for education. But little Switzerland makes the best showing among European powers, where $4.84 is expended for public defence, against $4.16 for educating the people. Russia is worse than France, the figures being six cents for education to $5.08 for war, and no other nation stands in as unenviable a light.
The announcement, just out, of the second part of the "Philosophical Series" by Pres. McCosh will interest students of Philosophy. The notice reads as follows:-No. V.-"Locke, with a notice of Berkeley." It is shown that Locke held by a body of truth, and that he has often been misunderstood; but that he has not by his experience theory iaid a sure foundation of knowledge. No. VI.-"David Hume as expounded by Huxley." It is unnecessary to examine Hume's skepticism, but it is best to do so in the defense of it by Huxley. No. VII.-"A Criticism of the Critical Philosophy," showing that kant has stated and defended most important truths, but has undermined knowledge by making the mind begin with appearances and not with things. No. VIII.-"Herbert Spencer's Philosophy as culminated in his Ethics." Here there will be carefully examined his physiological utilitarianism.