Fact and Rumor.

There was a second thinning out for the freshman crew yesterday.

There will probably be a reassignment of seats in Fine Arts 4 tomorrow.

The undergraduates at Wesleyan have pledged $1,500 for a new gymnasium.

Topics for theme number five, a narrative, will be due in English B next Thursday.

There was skating on the Glacialis yesterday. Four men broke through the ice.

The new catalogue at Exeter shows an enrollment of 334 men, an increase of 14 over last year.

Cornell's new laboratory will furnish room for three hundred and five students at a cost of $80,000.

Only about forty men have as yet signed for the toboggan club. Unless more sign today no action will be taken in the matter.

Rev. Professor George Harris of Andover will preach in Appleton Chapel next Sunday evening. At the last meeting of the Bicycle club Bass, '91, and McCulloch, '91, were elected members.

The faculty of Exeter Academy has been greatly increased during the past year and now numbers thirteen.

Columbia won only one game of foot ball this year, tied in two and lost six, in five of which they did not score.

The board of trustees at Hamilton college have failed for three years to secure a quorum at their semi-annual meeting.

There was no recitation in Philosophy XI yesterday on account of the continued illness of Professor Peabody.

The Boston Athletic club will hold a hare and hounds run tomorrow afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. Open to members only.

The annual fall concert of the Glee and Banjo clubs and the Pierian Sodality will be held Tuesday December 17, and not Thursday of the same week as incorrectly announced in yesterday's CRIMSON.

The manager of the Yale eleven claims that Yale lost over $2000 in the Yale-Princeton game by the mismanagement of Dr. White of the Berkeley Athletic club. Yale received a check for $5000 with a promise of more in the near future.

The candidates for the Yale crew met Captain Allen Wednesday night. It was decided to begin regular training the first Saturday after Christmas; the men will go to training table about March 1, The following men presented themselves as candidates: Ryle, Ely, Aiken, Swayne, Tillson, Heffelfinger, Isham, Thompson, Camp, Morrison, Klimpke, Balliet, Harrison, Cartwright, Ferris, Simms and James. Some of the old men were not present at the meeting, but will row. Captain Allen believes that the true secret of Yale's success lies in her system of careful training rather than in the Cook stroke, and the men who sit in Yale's boat next June will be better trained than any previous crew, if that be possible.