Fact and Rumor.
Mr. W. B. Phillips, '86, has returned to college.
The mats in the transept at Memorial Hall are in a dilapidated condition.
Every member of last year's lacrosse team at Princeton, is in the college this year.
The University crew has discontinued rowing until after the Christmas recess.
The 'Varsity crew rowed down the river as far as the Union boat house a day or two ago.
All books must be returned to the Library, before their holders leave Cambridge for the vacation.
The "general excellence cup" may not be given this year at the winter meetings of the H. A. A.
In spite of the snow Wednesday afternoon, the University crew took its accustomed row on the river.
George Goldie, who has instructed the Princeton students in the gymnasium for several years, has resigned his position.
Professor Goodale lectured before the Boston Natural History Society on Wednesday. His lecture related to protoplasms.
Several gentlemen, presumably freshmen, fail to observe the rules of the reading room of the library, in respect to loud conversation.
The Columbia 'Varsity crew will not go into training until after the Christmas holidays. There is promise of an excellent eight.
A great number of students from the West will take the opportunity of going home, offered them by the great reduction in rates.
The second seven of the Signet from '86, is composed of the following men: Bigelow, Bolster, Hight, S. D. Richardson, S. R. Snow, Weed and White.
A graduate of the class of '84, has given Prof. John Williams White a thousand dollars toward the fitting up of his rooms in Sever to illustrate the Greek courses.
Mr. Lathrop is now working hard in person on the floor of the gymnasium, to train up a number of men who will be fit to act as leaders of the new squads.
One of our Western exchanges contains a marriage column, describing briefly the time and place the alumni of the college it represents, met their matrimonial fate.
The Cornell Daily Sun is not to be published during one week of examinations in order as the editors say, to give themselves time to "cram" for the examinations.
On Wednesday evening the Pierian and the double quartette of the Glee Club gave a successful concert at Dorchester. This was followed by a supper and the customary dancing.
The amount of vituperation and abuse which the New York Sun has received from the Princeton and Yale papers on account of the sensational account of the Thanksgiving game in the Sun. can hardly be conceived of by one who has not read the papers themselves.
A convivium recently took place at Trinity College on the Campus. It was made as nearly as possible to resemble an ancient Roman banquet. The guests were attired in flowing white togas, and speeches were made on the Latin authors.
The candidates for the freshman nine now that snow prevents any further out-of-door practice are busily at work in the cage. Pitching and catching are receiving special attention at present under the supervision of Captain Fargo. There are several candidates for each of the battery positions.
Rev. I. C. Wilder is probably the oldest undergraduate in the world. He entered the University of Vermont with the class of '32, but was compelled to leave on account of ill health. He has recently entered '85 in that institution, and hopes to take his degree next June.-[Yale News.