FACT AND RUMOR.

Group of Pudding Theatricals at 12 o'clock today at Beck 23.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, has adopted crimson as the college color.

Germany has twenty-four universities, with a total of 25,608 students.

The Williams Alumni Association of Boston held its annual reunion at Parker's Tuesday evening.

The Y. M. C. A. gave a creditable athletic exhibition at their gymnasium last Tuesday evening.

The mid-year papers in mathematics 2 will contains five questions, from which two may be chosen.

The Brown University glee club sang at Melrose, New Bedford, Keene, Winsor and Walpole during the past vacation.

A dispatch was received at the Harvard Observatory yesterday from Melbourne, Australia, announcing the discovery of a new comet.

The fourth junior theme is regularly due Tuesday next, but by obtaining consent from the Registrar it may be handed in at any time during the coming examination period.

It is to be regretted that the horizontal bar competition has been dropped from the list of the Union games, as Mr. J. C. Faulkner, '86, would probably have entered; his chance of winning the event was considered excellent.

The faculty of Yale College have given out as topics to be written upon by the students competing for the Townsend prize the following: "Regulations of Inter-State Commerce," "Strikes," "Recent Decision of the Supreme Court on the Civil-Rights Bill" and "Government Control of the Telegraph." Congress and the country at large will await the settlement of these important questions with breathless interest. [Lowell Citizen.

The examination in Political Economy 1 will extend through the 22nd chapter of the 3rd book of will.

A meeting of the faculty committee of conference to consider the question of "Athletic Sports in Colleges" will be held tomorrow afternoon in U. 5.

In the January number of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, to be published to-day at No.52 William-street, Gen. Woodford discusses the "Revival of Phi Beta Kappa," and remarks that the influence of Greek letter fraternities on college life has been "curiously great." To them has been largely due, he says. the altered condition of college culture, by which he means the transformation of the odl college into an aggregate of student republics which constitute the university. For a frontispiece, the Quarterly has an engraved view of "the pioneer Greek homestead," being a log cabin amid the hills of Central Ohio.

The details of the late Mr. Ellis' will are as follows: The estate is left in trust for the benefit of his sister, and upon her decease the sum of $50,000 is to be paid to the president and fellows of Harvard college, the net income of which, after deducting 5 per cent there of for the purpose of increasing the fund, is to be applied to the payment of the tuition and other expenses of certain descendants of David Ellis and others who may be members of the college. The residue of the trust property, if any, is also to be paid to the president and fellows of Harvard College, the income, after the same deduction of 5 per cent, to be applied to the payment of the salary of a professor of pathological anatomy under certain regulations as to the amount of such salary.

The secretary of the University of California, an institution largely the off-spring of Harvard, with many Harvard men in its faculty, says in his annual report: "The physical laboratory received this year only $250, while the same department of Harvard College has recently expended $115,000, and has an annual income from $75,000. The importance of the chemical department would justify an immediate expenditure of $50,000. A printing office is also needed." The secretary suggests that the next legislature be asked to appropriate $40,000 to be spent annually at the discretion of the regents, and also to appropriate $50,000 for a museum building. An inventory of the personal property contained in the several buildings has been made, and the value is estimated at $200,000.