Fact and Rumor.

Marks are out in English 12, Natural History 3, and Political Economy 6.

The university nine began its practice at hand-ball playing yesterday.

A large number of men are trying for positions on the Columbia freshman crew.

The Advocate has already obtained 125 new subscriptions. Let the good work continue.

It is said that Amherst and Dartmouth are thinking of starting daily papers.

Galvin, the pitcher of the Buffaloes, has been engaged to coach the Hamilton college nine.

The opening exercises of the conference of the N. E. C. Y. M. C. A. will be held this forenoon.

The Cornell Sun complains that only fourteen men are trying for seats in the university boat.

It is rumored that the faculty will forbid the tug-of-war teams to go to Boston for practice.

Messrs W. D. Roberts, and H. W. Jones, both of '85 have been elected members of the H. P. C.

Dean Burgan says: " God has forsaken Oxford University since women have been admitted to its examinations.

Mr. T. P. Sanborn, '86, has been elected president of the Lampoon, in place of Mr. E. L. Thayer, who has resigned.

The sophomore crew is now composed of the following men: 1, Hardy; 2, Rantoul; 3, Alexander; 4, Tilton; 5, Russell; 6, Ayer; 7, Coolidge; Stroke, Remington.

The crews now use the weights in the rowing room in the following order: freshmen, university, seniors, juniors, and sophomores.

There was but a small gathering at Watertown, on Wednesday afternoon, owing to the severe cold, The scores made ran very low.

It is stated that the trapese and other real apparatus in the Harvard gymnasium are to be removed on account of recent accidents.- (News.

It is expected that the presidency of Girton College will be given to Mrs. Fawcelt, the widow of the Postmaster-General of Great Britain.

Eighteen men are candidates for the Columbia crew. Most of them are very light, only seven weighing more than 150 1bs. The average is 152 1bs.

Mr. F. E. E. Hamilton, '87, has been selected to read Washidgton's farewell address at the Washington's birthday celebration to be held in the Old South Church, on Monday next.

During the photographing of the hall yesterday, a noted member of '88 changed his seat to the opposite side of the table at which he sat, in order that his face might appear in the picture.

To the surprise of everybody, the hitherto complacent Yale Record makes the humiliating admission that " Already the Argo, the Atheneum, the Advocate, the Lampoon, the Spectator, that precocious youth, the Burr, are at the front in this particular or that."

The Brunonian announces that at Yale " the students are doing all in their power to remove the electric light that is set up near the campus. Once the pole was cut down. Now the noble youths who prefer 'darkness rather than light,' amuse themselves by breaking the globe with a Flobert rille."

The base ball management has decided to offer three prizes this spring for excellence in batting. The first prize will be a $25 bat, and will be given to the member of the first nine who shall make the best batting averages for the year. The second prize will be a $15 cup, to be given to the member of the first nine making the best batting average in championship games. The third prize will be a $10 cup, to-be awarded to the member of the second team making the best batting average during the year,