FACT AND RUMOR.

Boston is to have a new professional nine.

Mr. Matthew Arnold has sailed for Europe.

Fifty men are training for the nine at Columbia.

The Yale Bicycle Club will hold its meeting on May 25.

It is rumored that a new paper is to be started at Harvard next year.

Claflin '86, is a member of the executive committee of the L. A. W.

F. H. Briggs and E. Lent '85, have been elected into the H. T. A. L.

The Yale freshmen have started a new society called "The Birds."

Goodwin, '87, is training for catcher of the Yale University nine.

The date of the bicycle club races has been changed to May 31st.

Nine members of the Faculty voted against the athletic resolutions.

Yesterday's Herald contained an interesting sketch of the Harvard Bicycle Club.

There will be several new consolidates for boxing honors at the winter meetings.

Tyng the former pitcher of the Harvard nine is now a member of the Staten Island club.

The law school tug of war team defeated Harvard '84, but was in turn pulled by the "Tech" team.

The instructor in History 13 requests all members of his course who intend to complete their these to notify him at once.

Colonel T. W. Higginson is a member of the Cambridge Bicycle Club. He rides a tricycle.

Complaint is made that the supply of hot water at the gymnasium is insufficient.

Rev. Alexander Mackenzie has an article in the current number of the Andover Review.

The Bostons have arranged for the spring four games with Brown, three with Amherst, and two with Yale.

Woodbury '86, won the middle-weight boxing at the Institute of Technology athletic sports on Saturday afternoon.

The open events will be a one-mile, three mile and five mile scratch bicycle race. And a one mile scratch try cycle race.

Colonel Theodore A. Dodge will lecture before the Harvard Historical Society tomorrow evening on the "Battle of Gettysburg."

At Amherst the standing of every man in gymnasium work is given each term, along with that in the several branches of study.

Cambridge, England is discussing very seriously the sanitary condition of their city. She fears an outbreak of typhoid fever similar to that of '74.

The scholarships of Union College are to be made competitive. If a freshman makes above a certain average, his lodging and tuition are given free.

The sophomore crew are now rowing in the following order: Latham, bow; Dewey, 2; Ayer, 3; Brown, 4; Houghton, 5; Vogel, 6; Roberts, 7; Harris, stroke.

It is reported at New Haven that at the close of the college year, Booth and Odell of the Yale nine will accept positions in a league club at salaries of $1500.

Two sophomores followed a freshman with a banger up Chapel street, but the sophomores were small and the freshman was large. A freshman and a banger beat two of a kind. [Yale Courant.

The year of session at Cambridge, England is divided into three terms; one from October the 10th until December the 16th, another from January the 16th to the Friday before Palm Sunday, and the third, or Easter term begins the Wednesday after Easter and ends with Commencement day; the first of July,