FACT AND RUMOR.
Marks are out in Italian 2.
F. W. Smith, '86, is studying in Germany.
Burch, '83, is engaged in business in Vermont.
Professor Young gave a cut in History 9 on Saturday.
'85 won three events on Saturday, '87 two, '84 two, '86 one.
Both games with Dartmouth will be played in Cambridge.
Prof. Laughlin has been elected a member of the "Round Table" club.
Dartmouth will play but two games on her own grounds.
It is rumored that a prominent member of '84 is about to publish a novel.
The first championship game will be played with Brown in Cambridge.
The Amherst nine will make a change from hats to caps of the old style.
It is said that the Brown nine will adopt a cap in place of the hat worn last year.
Mr. Adams Crocker, '85, was elected president of the inter-collegiate baseball association.
Efforts will be made to obtain a suitable amateur coach for the nine for the rest of the year.
A Yale game in Cambridge on May 10th. Why would this not be a good date for the class races?
The diary of Thomas Hutchinson, B. A., Harvard, governor of Massachusetts before the Revolution is announced for publication.
A new nine has been organized in Boston under the name of the "Tremont base-ball nine."
Prof. Macvane has a letter in the current Nation on the "Prospect of a Premium in Gold."
Oxford University has decided to grant women the same examination as is given to men.
Bird, '86, has just returned from Havana, Cuba. There are several members of the senior class there.
If in sparring matches where there are three contestants the "bye" was not boxed off until the next meeting it would certainly be much fairer.
President Eliot was present at the winter meeting Saturday, the first one he has ever attended since his connection with the college.
At the close of the meeting the freshmen formed a procession and carried three of their tug-of-war team around the yard, cheering all the way.
There are to be two nines at Tuft's College this season. Twenty-five men have already signified their intention of becoming candidates. J. W. Crosby will be manager.
The Hon. O. P. Lord, formerly one of the chief justices of Massachusetts, died in Salem, Thursday. He was a graduate of Harvard in the class of 1828.
The number of men representing each class at the Saturday meeting was: '84, one; '85, five; '86, six; '87, three; L. S., one. This does not include the tug-of-war teams.
It is probable that most of the ball games will be played on Jarvis this year, as it is feared the new sod on Holmes will not be in condition to be used.
Professor Lyon will lecture this evening on "The Historical Cuneiform Evidence of Assyrian-Babylonian Contact with the Mediterranean Coast and Islands," in Sever 11, at 7.30.
Saturday a quartet of the choir gave a fine selection, assisted in the chorus by the other singers. The small boys are now singing much better than at the first part of the year.
The standing of the classes for the pennant is: '85, three first prizes; '87 one first prize; '86, one first and one second place; '84, (if Mr. Bangs is counted as that class) two first; L. S., one first prize. '87 also has gained one step towards the tug-of-war.