Fact and Rumor.

The first fortnightly theme in English 12 is due Friday, October 5th.

W. B. de Billier, '88, has been in Cambridge for the past few days.

Phil. I will meet for the first lecture today at 12 m. in U. 16.

Mr. H. O. Poor, '90, has resigned his position as an editor of the CRIMSON.

The first meeting in History 20 E will be held in Harvard 6 on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 12.15 p.m.


Only fifteen men presented themselves as candidates for the freshman football eleven yesterday afternoon.

It is expected that George Harding will begin practice with the University eleven today.

F. D. Kalopothakes, '88, is at present in Athens assisting his father in editorial work.

A picked eleven of Harvard men played the St. Mark's school eleven at Southboro on Saturday and defeated them by a score of 20 to 0.

At a meeting of the CRIMSON board yesterday, Mr. W. D. Clark, '89, was elected President, and Mr. F. C. Cobb, '90, managing editor, for the first half-year, vice J. G. King, and I. A. Ruland resigned.

Davis, '91, and Greenfield, '92, rode a mile on the bicycle Saturday on the Holmes field track in 2.56 2-5, one second less than Harvard record.

Special students and others who wish to confer with Professor Taussig will find him in U. 13 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 o'clock.

Mr. Gray has advised all sophomores who have elected Political Economy IV to look for another course if their standing during the freshman year was unsatisfactory.

The candidates for the varsity crew took their first practice row yesterday afternoon. The eight was made up of the following men: Stroke, Alexander, L. S.; No, 7, Hammond, '91; 6, Longworth, '91; 5, Hutchinson, '90; 4, Hebard, '89; 3, Longstreth, '91; 2, Randol, '91; bow, Parker, '91; cox, Storrow, '89.

Blank forms of application for entrance into English 6 may be had at 7 Hollis or at Hammond street, and should be filled out and left with Professor Taussig before tomorrow, by all who desire to enter the course. Notices will be sent to all those not admitted.

In reply to the taunts of a large band of sophomores which congregated in front of Grays and Matthews last night, a number of freshmen assembled to prove the superiority of '92 by cheering. Finally, as this sport became rather monotonous, and as honors in yelling the class cry were evenly divided, the sophomores resolved to put matters to a final test by a rush. In the meantime the freshmen had collected in force and not only drove the sophomores back but carried on decidedly vigorous offensive tactics. The sophomores, surprised by this burst of energy, fell back and reformed their line. Another rush then took place, but it was so dark that when the opposing forces became mixed it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. The whole affair was finally ended by each class marching around the yard and cheering wildly. The outcome of the rushing, such as it was, resulted in the favor of '92.