Fact and Rumor.
The candidates for the Yale University crew ran 24 miles last Saturday.
F. W. Knowles, '88, the coxswain of the freshman crew, has returned to college.
Mr. G. R. Nutter, '85, will probably return from Europe, and rejoin his class in June.
The candidates for the University nine practised on Holmes Field, yesterday.
The trustees of Cornell have recently purchased the Waid collection of European fossils.
Notwithstanding the recent cold weather, the Yale crews have pulled daily on the water.
The Harvard Lacrosse team are trying to arrange a match with the famous Druid Lacrosse Club of Baltimore.
The students in Greek 10, are advised to make a study of the coin collection in Sever 27, in connection with the topic at present under consideration, Athenain coinage, and financial systems.
The freshman nine, and the university lacrosse twelve were upon Jarvis Field, yesterday afternoon.
A prominent member of the Canoe Club, says that it is the intention of the Club to have a ladies's day at one of their meetings this spring. Does this mean that each member is to have a fair one to help him "paddle his own canoe?"
Mr. A. M. Cummings, '87, has written a book on the subject of temperance, called "The Hercules Brand," which has been most favorably reviewed, and criticised. The following is an extract from one of the papers which reviewed the work: "His powers of description are quite remarkable, his language is well chosen, and his knowledge of human nature is profound. The several characters are delineated clearly, and the moral of the narrative is introduced with marked ability."
If the supplements to the Crimson are all to be as good as the first one issued, our existing literary magazines will have a formidable rival. We have often wondered that Harvard did not publish a literary paper, though perhaps the yearly appeals of the Advocate and Lampoon for more subscribers, should have convinced us that there was little room there for another publication. Now, however, as an exchange says, "the enterprise of the Crimson has supplied the want," and Harvard has practically a fourth representative in the journalistic field. We congratulate the Crimson in the great success of its new departure.- Vassar Miscellany.