FACT AND RUMOR.

The shower-bath at the gymnasium is again in working order.

The Co-operative Society has been enlarging its office room.

The freshman class is being canvassed for subscriptions both for its crew and nine.

The volume on psychology in the new science series is to be by Prof. William James.

The Dartmouth claims that thirty per cent. of the students of that college are skeptics.

H. I. Dillenbach, formerly '82, is now managing editor of the Boston Times, and also of the Yankee Blade.

Lilienthal, '83, and Bangs, '84, will probably enter for the light-weight wrestling at the winter meeting.

If Harvard and Yale had saved the ink they used in writing letters, they could have rowed their little race in it. [Ex.

A number of men besides the crews and teams take their afternoon run up North avenue instead of in the gymnasium.

The death of Rev. Edward Crowninshield, a graduate of the class of '70 and of the Divinity School, is announced.

The following-named men are candidates for the freshman tug-of-war team : Adams (capt.), Allen, Austin, Boyden, Crozier, Churchill, Dewey, Loeser.

That fell destroyer the Columbia College Chess Club has challenged Bowdoin to a correspondence game. Insatiable the lion calls for another lamb to devour.

"'The more the train the less the brain,' as a young lady aptly remarked last Tuesday evening," says the Yale Courant. This is not supposed to refer to athletics at Yale.

A very entertaining lecture was delivered last evening in Divinity Chapel by Prof. John Trowbridge. The subject was, "The Boundary Line Between Science and Religion."

The athletic association of the University of Michigan has $3,000 invested in United States four per cent. bonds, worth on the market $3,600. There is also a surplus of over $200. - [Ex.

Much difficulty will be experienced in the spring in getting out the large float at the boat-house. It was swung around by the side of the boat-house, and left without blocking it up; as a consequence it is sunken in the mud and frozen solid.

A New Orleans paper modestly states that among those suggested for the presidency of the newly founded college at that place are President Eliot of Harvard, President Porter of Yale, President White of Cornell, the president of the Johns Hopkins University, and William P. Johnston of the Louisiana State University. It is to be hoped that no unseemly jealousy among the gentlemen named will prevent the college from getting the best. Perhaps it would be well to begin with the last. - [Ex.

YALE SOLICITOUS.There is talk of abolishing freshman year at Harvard, so as to reduce the course from four to three years. - [Ex.] But would not such an innovation also greatly reduce Harvard's total number of candidates for athletic honors? - [News