FACT AND RUMOR.
Professor Allen will lecture on the "History and Methods of Classical Study" at 11 A. M. in Sever 18.
A part of last evening's entertainment at the meeting of the Everett Athenaeum was a laughable farce.
Members of Greek 1 are allowed to substitute a thesis on the year's work for a part of the mid-year paper.
The books in the recent hour examination in Greek 3, will not be returned until shortly before the mid-year's.
On Monday, the section in Philosophy II. will finish the two volumes of "Taine on Intelligence."
Thirty-seven University students at Moscow have been arrested by the government authorities for supposed participation in nihilistic plots.
A "Psychological" drama by the professor of French at Ann Arbor, entitled "A Social Bargain," is shortly to be put upon the New York stage.
The Alps have twice been crossed by English bicyclists. An exchange thinks, however, that the feat of scaling Mt. Blanc is reserved for us.
Members of the class of '29, held a reunion Thursday evening at the Parker House. Among those present were Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Rev. James Freeman Clarke.
The nominations made by Speaker Carlisle for the positions of regents of the Smithsonian Institute include the president of West Virginia University and one of the fellows of Yale College.
The Director of the Botanic Garden declares that new greenhouses must be built, as the old ones are in such a state of dilapidation as to be actually in danger of falling in ruins.
Mr. Dike, '86, has been elected an editor of the Lampoon.
The skating on Jarvis Field is enjoyed by the small boys of Cambridge
The optional course in political economy, at Yale, has been elected by a large number of students.
In an item in Wednesday's issue, Matthew Arnold was mentioned as being a Professor of Cambridge. It should have read at Oxford.
The election last night for the President of Memorial Hall resulted as follows: Mr. Baldwin, '85, received 371 votes; Mr. Frothingham, '84, received 136 votes; scattering, 27. Total 534.
The Yale crew will be at a training table after the 15th inst. Strict training will then be begun and stationary seats will give place to sliding seats in the boat.
Prof. Hennequin, of Ann Arbor University, has almost completed a French and American dictionary, begun by Prof. Fasquelle, which will for the first time present the philology of both languages in juxtaposition. It will be issued during the coming year.
Mr. Darwin's essay on "Instinct," which has recently been published, has awakened but little discussion. The general opinion seems to agree with Prof. Huxley, in that it is of very little importance, and had better have been left unpublished.
It is reported that three members of the last year's class at Harvard agreed upon graduation-day to exchange telegrams at midnight-Cambridge time-Christmas Eve; as one is in Europe one in New York, and one in Japan, the result was rather unique.
The 'Varsity, of Toronto advocates the discussion of political questions in the Literary Society, citing the fact that Gladstone, Beaconsfield, and many of the most distinguished statesmen of the age have repeatedly testified to the political insight and readiness obtained through the medium of such discussions at college.
S. R. Whiting, son of Congressman Whiting, of Massachusetts, has been fined $57, for an assault on Harry B. Osborne, a fellow-student at Williston Seminary, Northampton, Mass. Osborne was a new student, and Whiting insisted on his treating all hands. When Osborne refused, a fight ensued, and Whiting broke Osborne's nose and otherwise damaged him.