Fact and Rumor.

The candidates for the three upper class crews began training yesterday.

There will be no lectures in Physics C to-day.

Bates College is to have an astronomical observatory.

There is to be a coffee party this evening in Lyceum Hall in aid of the Boy's Club, a charitable Cambridge or ganization.

At Amherst College all courses are elective after the beginning of the second term of the sophomore class, that is, after the Christmas holidays.


By the will of the late William Hilton of Boston, Harvard, Amherst and Williams receive $50,000 each to aid meritorious students in getting an education.

Placards are posted on the various bulletin boards announcing a meeting of all candidates for the varsity nine in Capt. Henshaw's room to-night at 7.30.

The January Outing contains a very interesting illustrated article descriptive of the Staten Island Athletic Club and its past history written by Charles E. Clay.

The French department is greatly handicapped now by the enforced absences of Professor Bocher and the sickness of Mr. Sanderson, and to meet the difficulty a new instructor has just been obtained.

The collection, just voted as a gift to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts by the Egypt Exploration Fund of London includes several large pieces from Rubastis and Nebeskeh. The temple at Rubastis, according to Herodotus, was the most beautiful in Egypt.

The Washington Harvard Club met Wednesday afternoon and elected these officers: President, the Hon. George B. Loring; vice-presidents, Wm. A. Richardson, Walter S. Cox, J. R. Foley, Charles S. Fairchild, W. C. Wintock; treasurer, John Sydney Webb; secretary, Wm. G. Webster.

For the benefit of the many men who use the telegraph, it is announced that hereafter the office in Harvard Square will be open constantly from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays 9 to 10.30 a.m., and 5 to 8 p.m.

The tenth ten of the Institute of 1770 from '90 are: Bates, Howe, Richmond, C. F. Judson, O. B. Judson, Gorham, Lund, Tyson, Emmons, Thorndike. Honorary members: Lewis, Hartridge, Corning, Codman, Beecher, Ware, Garrison, Weed, Stevens, McKean, Warren.

Following is the programme for this afternoon's Symphony rehearsal and to-morrow evening's concert in Music Hall:

Shubert, Symphony in minor, Beethoven, Concerts for Pianoforte in E flat.