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.

The largest observatory dome in the world is being built for the University of Michigan. It weighs ten tons and has a diameter of 45 ft. 4 in. at the base.

Williams college holds the world's amateur record in throwing the base-ball, with a throw of 127 yards 2 1-2 inches.

The Yale men who come from Ohio, have organized an Ohio Club, similar to the other State clubs at Yale and for the same purpose.

The thirteenth annual field meeting of the Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association will be held at the grounds of the Manhattan Athletic Club, on May 26th.

It is said that the alumni are getting up a petition asking the faculty to allow the nine to play with professional teams.

Tufts College Glee Club will give a concert in Cambridge, this evening, under the auspices of the Cambridge Social Union.

After next Monday there will be no more Monday lectures in N. H. 4 this year. There will be an extra lecture for review on next Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.

Mr. W. A. Setchell will read a paper on Mycetozoa before the Zoological Club this evening. The east door of the Museum will be open from 7.15 till 7.30 p. m.

Next summer will be the fiftieth anniversary of the establishing of the astronomical observatory at Williams College, and an appropriate celebration of the event will be held.

Wednesday, March 28, is the last day for receiving applications for the Parker, Kirkland, Walker and Paine Fellowships, and Saturday, March 31, is the last day for receiving applications for second year honors.