President Eliot's Annual Report.
The report of the Dean of the College contains the usual figures and data relating to attendance, gains and losses, entrance examinations, election of courses, instruction, and so forth. Athletics and the Committee of Conference have prominent mention. A table, showing the choices of studies made by the two freshman classes who have had the privilege of election, is given at the close of the Dean's report. In the present freshman class 191 have elected Latin, 132 History, 125 Greek, 100 French, 92 Mathematics, and 82, 36, 19 and 18, Natural History, German, Chemistry and Physics respectively. The choices of 36 have included Greek, Latin and Mathematics.
Of the reports to the president from other departments, those of the Graduate department, and the Law School are especially interesting. In the report from the Divinity School, Prof. Peabody makes a plea for money and new buildings. The fund for the new library has reached about $26,000.
At the Library, the number of volumes added during the year is 14.558. The tables, showing the use of the books at Gore Hall, afford emphatic evidence of the increasing value of the library to members of the university. The reports of the director of the Physical Laboratory and of Mr. Alexander Agassiz, of the Zoological Museum, are specially interesting. The treasurer's report occupies a fifth of the pamphlet. The income for the departments dependent upon the college proper was $268,260.76; expenses, $266,307,33. The Divinity School also has a surplus, $271. - 17; but the Law School has a deficit of $412.86. The Medical School has a surplus of $2,039.10; and the Dental School one of $507.32. A lack of space prevents the addition here of other figures quite as interesting.