YALE LETTER.

The Library too Little Used.- Experiments with the Cathode Rays.

NEW HAVEN, Feb. 8, 1896.

Candidates for the baseball nine will be called out on February 24, but training-table will not begin until after the Easter trip. As yet, nothing but conjecture can be made as to this season's nine, but everything points toward a strong team. There are five '95 players now in college and about a dozen of last year's substitutes. The schedule for the Easter trip has not yet been filled, but games with Georgetown, and the Universities of Virginia and North Carolina are now scheduled, and a considerable portion of the later season's games are also arranged.

The candidates for the 'varsity crew now make three boats, and will remain in this force for some time, in all probability. It is hoped that some way may be found whereby tank work may be made more nearly like open-water rowing, and a second plan has been proposed, it being the placing of propellor wheels on each side of the boat to quicken the circulation of the water. The first crew usually rows with this makeup: Stroke, Langford, Patterson, Longacre, Bailey, Rodgers, Marsh, Brown and Whitney.

Thirty-five men are working for the freshman crew, and their averages are very satisfactory. N. A. Howard '98S. has been appointed temporary captain. As soon as full information in regard to the Henley regatta is received from abroad, the matter of finally deciding whether to enter a Yale crew, will be left to a University meeting. The management of the Yale Navy has made this announcement.

Professor A. W. Wright and Mr. H. A. Bumstead have made applications of the principles of solid-photography, recently discovered by Professor Rontgen, of Wurgburgh, with decided success. Experiments with cathode rays have been made upon various small animals and different opaque substances, and very definite negatives have been obtained. These investigations will be continued.

Professor Cook, of the English Department, has called attention to our disproportionately small use of the library. In his opinion, far too little use is made of the library, and there is far too little library to make use of; but the university is much less open to this charge than it was two years ago.

Before the Graduates' Club this evening, Charles Dudley Warner will give "A Talk on Egypt."

YALE NEWS.