Fact and Rumor.

Cuts in History 2 and 11, Saturday.

Cuts and cutting are in order to-day.

Attendance at recitations and prayers last Saturday was very small.

A number of men will remain in Cambridge during the recess.

Vinton, Yale '88, has signed to play with the Philadelphia nine next season.

The Mott Haven men who are trying to put the shot practice in the cage,

"On account of the cold," instead "on account of a cold," is the wording of excuses for prayer cuts now.

The next edition of the DAILY CRIMSON, will be on Monday, the fifth day of January.

All the societies held their Christmas festivals on the last three evenings of last week.

The record made by the Technology eleven during the past fall was four defeats and one victory.

A magnetic observatory for delicate experiments in magnetism, is to be built at Cornell University.

The Technology has only four days of vacation at Christmas; but this is three days more than formerly.

Oxford and Cambridge Universities have each two trial eights in training for their annual race.

The Saturday hours in German 1 have of late been made very interesting by short talks on the life of Bismark by Dr. Francke.

Some of the freshmen have started the unpleasant trick of applauding class mates who come late in the rhetoric lectures.

In the Columbia library the electric lights can be used at any time of day if any corner is too dark to read in without.

Qnite a party of western men started for home on Saturday in a body. They expect to make a very pleasant journey together.

The "Duchess Amelia" is the title of a novel which Mr. Barrett Wendell bas written, and which will be published by Osgood

The last number of the New Englander contains two articles on athletics, by Mr. Ripley. They are very interesting reading for college men.

The Hockey Club posted its first notice on Saturday, Skating on Glaciates. Unfortunately the snow of yesterday put an end to all present thoughts of hockey.

The class of '85, Columbia, are making an attempt to memorialize themselves by placing a stained-glass window in their college library.

Several spurt runners are practicing starting in the cage, in the gymnasium. After Christmas this exercise will be adopted as a regular feature of the work for the runners of the Mott Haven team.

At the Athletic games of the Institute of Technology held on Saturday, several Harvard men were present. The class tug-of-war contest was won by the juniors. The contestants were confined to Tech men.

One of the best and most attractive pictures in the present exhibition at the American Art Galleries in New York. is a portrait of professor James Mills Pierce by Collins, a young Cambridge artist. The genial professor is represented as seated with a closed book in one hand.

The Columbia sophomores recently broke into a room where the freshmen were having a meeting and indulged in a rush with the '88 men. To effect an entrance the sophs had to break in the door, and when in they found the freshmen all ready for them.

The number of men in '87 who have received deturs is twenty-five. They are Furber, Stanton, Brainard, Buckingham, Walker, Currier, Tuthill, Dudley, Herron, Southworth, Craig, Rich, Marvin, Luce, Von Storch, Bailey, Frost, Schofield, Haskell, Stanyan, Stedman, Bowen, Lochman, Peabody.