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The History of Harvard's Commencement, Explained

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The Lampoon had its regular business meeting last night.

The "Country Club" has some races today at 3 P. M. on Clyde Park.

Prof. Von Holst sailed for Europe yesterday.

Lord Coleridge visited Yale College yesterday.

University handicap meeting today at 2.30.

There were eighty petitions granted at the last faculty meeting.

Rev. Phillips Brooks will conduct morning prayers during November.

The Columbia Athletic Association will hold its fall meeting today.

Oberlin has received a gift of $50,000 with which to found a musical observatory.

Grounds for polo practise have been secured in East Watertown by a number of Harvard students. [Transcript.

A little excitement was occasioned at luch yesterday at Memorial by a lady visitor's fainting in the gallery.

Fitzgerald, the "go as you please" man is now alderman of Long Island city. He has challenged Rowell.

The number of colleges and universities in the United States increases at the rate of 15 every year.

The lacrosse twelve are drawn against the Druids of Baltimore in the New York tournament today.

Prof. Libbey of Princeton has again offered a medal for the highest batting average made in the university nine in the coming season.

The fourth ten of the Institute of 1770 from '86 is composed as follows: Abbot, W. L. Allen, E. E. Hamlin, Claflin, L. Lincoln, Kimball, L. Chase, Burnett, Timmins, D. H. Coolidge.

The following men have been elected directors of Memorial: Rogers, '86, Craig and Tilden, '87.

Phillips Exeter and Adams Academies have a game of foot-ball today at 3 P. M. on the Boston base-ball grounds.

Gilbert of Gloucestershire, the famous amateur cricketer, has gone into bankruptey. Liabilities. L800; assets, four prize bats.

"The new editor of the Saturday Review is the second best fencer in England." Surely athletics increase the "intellectual faculties."

Slosson beat Sexton in cushion carom billiards on Thursday by 17 points thus winning the championship.

The sloop Fanny raced the sloop Gracie on Thursday over an ocean course, and won by Sm. 18s. corrected time.

At Wellesley and Smith the students take no part in the commencement exercises. which consist mainly of an oration by some prominent man of ability.

Contestants will please be on hand promptly this afternoon as the Athletic meeting will begin at 2.30 P. M. sharp. There will be a fire in the room in the Society building where contestants are expected to dress.

Concerning Prince Albert Victor at Cambridge, Labouchere says: "It is cruel to condemn an unfortunate young man to dine at a high table among the dons, whose conversation is of the dullest description.

Bethany College, Philadelphia, an institution where, among other practical branches, painting, shoemaking, cooking, embroidery, telegraphy and printing are taught, was thrown open for the third season last week.

Mr. Eadward Muybridge will be glad to deliver a lecture in Sever 11 on Motion in Animals, illustrated by the steoroptican. No admission will be charged, the cost of lighting the room must be assured by the students. Subscriptions will be gladly accepted and may be left at Brock and Leavitt's.

The following men play on the lacrosse team today in New York: Easton, goal; Rueter, point; Marquand, cover-point; Goodale, Baldwin and Bradford, defence; Williams, centre; Nichols and Roundy, attack; Noyes, Hood and Woods, home. Mr. Robert Sturgis, '81, will probably act as fieldcaptain.

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