Fact and Rumor.

Bates, '91 has returned to college.

Gorham, '90 and Slade, '90 are seriously ill with pneumonia.

Professor Shaler gave a reception yesterday afternoon.

Vesper service, this afternoon at 5 o'clock, in Appleton Chapel.

The Shooting Club has its regular weekly meeting this afternoon.

The entries for the Second Winter Meeting close this evening at 10 o'clock.

The New York nine will open the season this year with a college week, playing six of the best college teams.

An hour examination in Math. E will be given on Thursday, March 22, at 10 o'clock.

The late A. B. Barnes of New York, the book publisher, left $1,000 to the Yale Divinity school.

The Forensic Thesis will be due soon after the April recess; the exact date will be announced later.

Exeter has four batteries at work in the gymnasium preparing for the Andover game.

Keefe of the New Yorks is using the Amherst gymnasium to keep himself in training, while he is coaching the Amherst nine in batting and pitching.

The Williams nine is the only one in the American College League that has succeeded in securing games with both Yale and Harvard.

There will be an hour examination in English 15 on Tuesday, March 20th, at 12 o'clock in Sever 37.

Exeter and Andover are discussing the idea of forming an Inter-Scolastic Athletic Association, modeled after the Inter-Collegiate Association.

Of the members of the International Copyright Association, of which President Eliot is president, twelve are graduates of Andover.