Fact and Rumor.

T. P. Burgess, '87, has resumed his position on the university crew.

There are five vacancies to be filled in the Amherst nine this year.

The Amherst student say, "Athletics are surely waning at Harvard.

It is said that the billiard table in the Brown University's "gym" never gets dusty.

The Yale freshmen have ordered a $400 Waters shell, for use in the class races.

The sophomore crew will row at half past three every afternoon during examination time.

Sophomores and freshmen all agree that the examination paper in Rhetoric was very fair, although rather long.

According to the Springfield Republican, Dartinouth's 1885 nine expects much from Dillon, last year's pitcher.

Examination books for English 7, not yet handed in, may be left in Sever 11 any time before Saturday, January 24.

Mr. Patten, of the Yale University crew, visited the college, Tuesday, and spent some time in the gymnasium, watching the work of our crews.

The current number of the Inland Monthly contains an interesting and finely illustrated article on Kenyon College.

The university crew did not row yesterday, as Capt. Storrow was detained in Boston on business connected with the crew.

There was an extra lecture in Hist. 13 yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Hart mentioned the important points of the course.

Prof. Albert Harkness, of Brown University, recently appointed to the directorship of the American Classical School at Athens, has declined to accept the position.

The Massachusetts Agricultural College has 111 students, divided as follows. Resident graduates, 10; graduates of '84, 4; sentors, 14; juniors, 17; sophomores, 41; freshmen, 25.

Buley, '86, will probably be unable to return to college this year. His injuries, received in the gymnasium last term, have proved more serious than they were at first supposed to be.

It has been decided to have sparring on the first Ladies Day of the winter meetings. The large number of encries made it impossible to have all the sparring finished on the other days.

A large movable mirror has been obtained for use of the University crew in the rowing room. Each oarsman is thereby enabled to see for himself the faults pointed out by the coach.

The Princeton nine will include five of the regular players, and two substitutes of the team of last year. Three batteries are now at work, and the candidates for the nine number eighteen, in all.

The Princeton lacrosse team is hard at work in the gymnasium. Nearly all the members of the old team are in college this year, and there are several candidates as good as the old men.

Turf, Field and Farm says: "Dr. D. A Sargent frequently interests and instructs those who hasten to or read his discourses on athletics, but the learned gentleman overstepped the mark when in a recent lecture on. The evils of the professional tendency of modern athletics," he asserted that rowing, boating, cricket and pedestrianism had their best day, and that base ball would die out before long.