Fact and Rumor.

Mr. W. Barnes, Jr,, will sail to-morrow for the Bermudas.

It is probable there will be a strike on the horse railroad to-day or to-morrow.

The faculty of Amherst have made up the $200 deficit in the expenses of the Glee Club trip.

One hundred and twenty-four students are working their way through Harvard. - Yale News.

Oxford University has appliances for printing in one hundred and fifty different languages.


Number 10 of Volume XLII of the Advocate will appear on Friday of this week, and number 1 of Volume XLIII. on Friday of next week.

A banquet will be tendered R. J. Cook, Yale's celebrated oarsman, by Yale's alumni at the Brunswick Hotel in New York, February 19.

The candidates for the Freshman tug-of-war team have been pulling for the past week on the cleats at the gymnasium from five until half past.

The skating-rink that has been hired for the Princeton nine to practice in during the winter, is said to have proved entirely satisfactory.

A wag remarked the other day that all the playing of Yale's champion nine last year could not equal Dr. McCosh's home run from the anniversary last fall.

Washington's birthday will be observed in Boston by a reception of Gov. Ames in the State House to any one wishing to see him, from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m.

The Yale crew rowed as far as the light-house in the harbor Saturday. Much difficulty was encountered from the ice blocks. There are about twenty candidates for the Yale Freshman crew. They are extremely light; very few being over 155 pounds.

The candidates for the Mott Haven team pass the 16-pound shot every afternoon for about fifteen minutes.

The members of Theta Delta Phi, to which fraternity Edward F Dillon of Dartmouth College, a victim of the railroad accident, belonged, and delegations from his class and the college at large, attended Dillon's funeral at Springfield, Vt., yesterday.

The following is an extract from an editorial in the Yale News: "The Freshman nine is starting out in a way very similar to last year's defeated Freshman nine, and we doubt not but that the same result will follow, unless a change is soon effected. They are doing no systematic work in the gymnasium, and but few are practicing with any regularity.

The following committees have the matter of the centennial celebration at Columbia College in charge and are now formulating plans to make the celebration an exceedingly interesting occasion: Committee of trustees, President F. A. P. Barnard, Hamilton Fish, the Rev. Morgan Dix, S. T. D., Joseph W. Harper, Jr., Seth Dow and Prof. J. Howard Van Amringe, secretary. Associated with this committee are Mr. Frederic R. Coudert, from the Alumni Association of the School of Arts; Mr. F. A. Schermerhorn, from the Alumni Association of the School of Mines; Dr. E. R. A. Seligman, representing the alumni of the School of Political Sciences; from alumni School of Law, David B. Ogden; from alumni School of Medicine, Wm. H. Draper, M. D., and the following professors representing the faculties of the respective schools: Dr. Henry Drisler, Arts; Prof. Thomas Egleston, Mines; Dr. Theodore W. Dwight, Law; Prof. John W. Burgers, Political Science, and Prof. Thomas M. Markoe, M. D. In additien to this committee and conferees, the alumni associations of the Schools of Arts and Mines have appointed the following committees: Arts, Messrs. Frederic R. Coudert, '50, Chairman; J. H. Van Amringe, '60; George G. De Witt, Jr., '67; Robert C. Cornell, '74, and Wm. S. Sloan, '82, Secretary. Mines, Messrs. S. Augustus Schermerhorn, '68, chairman; P. de P. Ricketts, '71; J. K. Kees, '75; W. B. Kunhardt, '80; E. Rancolph, '83. Committees are also to be appointedon behalf of the students. - N. Y. Post.