Fact and Rumor.

The English Club at the Annex gave a very delightful reception yesterday afternoon to Mr. W. D. Howells, the novelist. Tae members of the Harvard English Club were among the guests.

The manager of the cricket eleven has received a letter from Yale naming May 30 as a substitute date for the one originally named, May 6. The date will doubtless be approved by the Athletic Committee, and the game played on that day at New Haven.