Fact and Rumor.

Princeton began her spring football practice Monday.

The Freshman crew is to go to the training table next Monday.

The 'Varsity and '99 class crews rowed in shells for the first time yesterday.

J. P. Brock, of Philadelphia, has been elected captain of the Yale freshman crew.

The trustees of Columbia College have elected Henry M. Howe '69 professor of metallurgy.

Mr. Lehmann was the guest of the Union Boat Club at an informal reception Monday evening.

The 'Varsity and College nines played a five-inning game on Soldiers Field yesterday afternoon. The work done was encouraging.

The Lacrosse squad practiced throwing and catching yesterday on Holmes Field. Later the squad was divided and a practice game played.

Fletcher Dobyns, who has been with the '98 crew, and R. de K. Gilder, who has been with the '99 squad, joined the Weld crews yesterday.

A force of men, under the direction of Mr. H. L. Jones, of the New Jersey Steel and Iron Company, began the erection of the new steel seats on Holmes Field yesterday.

A petition signed by President Eliot and two hundred officers of the University, asking for the ratification of the arbitration treaty, has been presented in the Senate by Senator Hoar.