Fact and Rumor.

J. B. Blake has been elected to the Signet.

A new diamond has been laid out on the Yale field.

It is rumored that there will be a course in Latin prosody next year.

Professor Norton will be unable to give a lecture in Fine Arts 5 to-day.

The track on Holmes Field is being rolled by a heavy, two-horse roller.

It is rumored that Exeter will send some excellent ball players to Yale next year.

A few reserved seats for this afternoon's exhibition are still on sale at the Co-operative.

Dr. Hart has a letter in the last Nation on the "Contrasts between the Federal Courts and the State Authorities."

By an oversight the exhibition of fencing between Mr. C. A. Lander and A. H. Morris was left out of the programme.

At the games of the Brooklyn Athletic Club in Madison Square Garden, on Saturday, Segur, Princeton, '89, won second prize in the bicycle race.

The rumors that the foot-ball association was bankrupt has no foundation except that the treasurer drew a check on the bank to pay Burr, the Harvard furnisher, for the suits of the last year's team, but failed to notice that there was no money in the bank. - N. H. Union.

It is desired that all who take part to-day in the exhibition at the gymnasium will be ready promptly as per time on programme.

Owing to a misprint yesterday morning, the CRIMSON was made to state that entrance examinations last year were held at Brown instead of Bonn, Germany.

There will be an N. H. excursion to Blue Hill this morning. Train will leave Providence station at 10.30. It will be possible to return to Cambridge by 2.30.

Although not yet definitely settled, it is almost certain that the annual regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen will be rowed on the Hudson River, near Albany.

The following faculty vote has been posted. After the present academic year, special students shall appear before a committee of five members of the faculty at the time of their entrance, and satisfy the committee as to the course of study which they intend to pursue, and thereafter their work shall be subject to the constant supervision of that committee.

The Harvard nine is in daily practice. They have an ample cage to practice in where they "slug" bars sand-filled, and go through the other mysteries of "throw us a catch, Jimmy;" * * * Their battery, with few exceptions, remains unchanged. Phillips, last year's 3rd base in now captain, vice Beman resigned. Smith, (olim second base) is pitcher; his forte is "drops and curves." * * * The same men are on the crew this year, except Penrose and Starron. Mumford is captain, vice Storm resigned. - Harvard athletics in Cornell Era.

An enterprising junior has recently calculated the amount of work which the reader of the junior forensics has to do. There are about 230 forensics handed in. The average number of words in each may be taken at 3500. Many men write 5000 or 6000, and none less than 3000 probably, so 3500 is a low average. The number of words, then, amount to about 805,000. The number of words on one page of the North American Review is about 400. Therefore the reader of the forensics reads an amount equivalent to 2000 pages, or 1 year and 8 months of the North American Review.