Fact and Rumor.

The Princeton ball-cage is nearly completed.

A hurdle has been placed in the Yale base-ball cage for the benefit of the hurdlers of the Mott Haven team.

There is excellent tobogganing on all the neighboring slides-Cambridge, Wright's Hill and Corey Hill.

Several candidates for the freshman crew have withdrawn because their parents are opposed to training.

Mr. C. A. Richards, formerly president of the Metropolitan Railroad, has resigned the general managership of the West End Company.


Charges has been brought in the Cambridge District Court against the West End Railway Co. for an indiscriminate use of salt on the tracks.

Fifteen candidates for the lacrosse team of whom six were freshmen, appeared at the meeting which was held last Friday.

Last Monday evening, the president and faculty of Wellesley College extended a reception to Professor and Mrs. Palmer.

During the last cold spell, the Thames course at New London was frozen over for the first time in over ten years.

The fact that the study of Political Economy at Harvard and Yale inculcates free trade principles has led a zealous New York State paper to advise parents not to send their sons to these universities.

The Cornell Sun complains of the attitude of the faculty in dropping the athletic men at the examinations. It says that Cornell does not hold the position in athletic sports to which her size entitles her.

To day and to-morrow the Columbia College Dramatic Club will give a performance in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, playing a couple of farces entitled "A Frightful Farce" and "B. B."

Professor Harrison E. Webster of Rochester University is understood to have accepted the presidency of Union College, and his acceptance will be announced at the trustees meeting the 31st.

There are twenty-two candidates for the Yale University nine. Of this number Stagg, Dann, Spencer, McConkey, Stewart, Noyes, Hunt, Heyworth, McClintock and Wurtemburg were on last year's nine or substitutes.

By a rule of the Cambridge Toboggan Club, "No gentlemen, residents of Cambridge and not members of the club, will be admitted to the coast. Students of Harvard University, having rooms in Cambridge, are residents of Cambridge within this rule."

The committee on scholarships have awarded the following freshman scholarships: Bright scholarships to F. C. Babbitt, C. N. Brown, A. E. Burr, W. M. Cannon; Bigelow scholarships, C. B. Gulick, C. H. C. Wright; Matthews scholarships, H. Copeland, C. L. Slattery; Sever scholarship, F. W. Sever.

After January 20, Professor Davis will give up his classes in Natural History for the rest of the year, as he is obliged to be absent from Cambridge during the spring. After the mid-years, N. H., will be conducted by Mr. Harris for those who wish to continue it. Professor Davis expects to return next fall.

Contractors are preairing bids for the new library building at Yale, for which S. B. Chittenden, of New York, has given $100,000. The walls will be built of dark Longmeadow stone, with trimmings of a lighter shade, and work will begin this winter if the contracts are made. Its cost will probably be $125,000, and Mr. Chittenden has promised to make up the deficit.