Fact and Rumor.
The next fortnightly theme in English 12, due on Monday, January 17, must be on some subject connected with Browning.
The candidates for the freshman nine are taking exercise regularly in the gymnasium, being led by Captain Linn of the 'varsity nine.
Professor B. L. Cilley, of Exeter academy, who has been abroad all the year, will return to his duties in the academy early in February.
Beginning with Monday there will be three lectures a week in N. H. 8 until the mid-years. Professor Shaler will take charge of the course on Monday.
The St. Paul's Society is represented by six delegates at the Church Students' Missionary association now in session at the Episcopal Theological school.
The annual dinner of the Yale alumni association of New York will be held next Friday evening at Delmonico's. The Hon. Chauncey M. Depew will preside.
Some of the advanced students in Geology under Professor Shaler's direction have done most of the work in preparation for the map of Massachusetts soon to be issued by the United States geological survey.
Beginning Monday, January 13, all members of Political Economy 1, whether heretofore in the nine o'clock or ten o'clock sections, will meet at nine o'clock in Mass. 3.
The Glee and Banjo clubs gave a very successful concert in the Brookline town hall last evening. Many Boston people were present and the clubs were well received. The concert was followed by dancing.
The candidates for the Cornell crew will do all of their winter training in the gymnasium. They will work on rowing machines and weights, and in addition will run from three to five miles daily. Courtney has again been engaged to coach the crew.
The Cornell Sun thinks that if a vote of the students of either Harvard or Yale were taken on Cornell's challenge for an eight oared four mile race at New London, a large majority of both colleges would vote in favor of the acceptance of the challenge.
The following Harvard men have entered in the events named for the invitation meeting of the Boston Athletic association to be held January 15: Feather-weight sparring, H. S. Mc Pherson; special, 125 pounds, J. L. Dodge; middle-weight sparring, R. Kuhu; wrestling-light-weight, Sumner Paine; middle-weight. J. H. Alward; heavy-weight, W. H. Shea.
The Brown University club of New York held its annual reunion and dinner last night. The dinner was in honor of Dr. Andrews, the newly elected president of the university. Prominent among those in attendance were George William Curtis, H. W. Ladd, governor of Rhode Island, Professor A. Harkness, Professor G. P. Fisher, and Professor B. I. Wheeler of Cornell.
At a meeting of the course in N. H. 16, Tuesday evening, Mr. Wood '91, described some experiments which he made during the recess on the melting of ice under pressure. The trial was made with a hydraulic ram crushing the ice in a steel cylinder. The ice was not liquefied by a pressure of twelve tons to the square inch, equal to sixteen hundred atmospheres or to the weight of a mass of ice twelve miles thick. A series of experiments on the subject will be carried on.