Fact and Rumor.

There will be no lecture in Nat. Hist. 2 today, Tuesday.

The Amateurs have been photographed by McCormick.

There will be an hour examination in Latin Con Saturday.

Mr. H. F. Strout, '90, has been elected a regular editor of the CRIMSON.

The Arion Quartette of Brown has several engagements to sing in Boston this month.

I. T. Carpenter, M. S., has been appointed assistant to Dr. Post at the Boston Dispensary.

Sever has just published a drama called Hesper, by Mr. Thayer of the English department.

Columbia's tug-of-war team has been practicing three times a week since college opened.

The Deutscher Verein proposes to challenge the Conference Francaise to a football game.

Professor Norton will have a paper on "The Influence of Art and its Relation to Morals" in the next number of the Atlantic Monthly.

The second talk on narrative composition in English B will be given in Sever 11 at 2 o'clock today.

Technique, the junior annual of the Institute of Technology will appear December 18.

Members of Fine Arts 3 can get copies of Maspero's "Ancient Egypt" at College House 22.

Tufts College has just received a library of fifteen hundred volumes, the gift of Mr. W. H. Ryder of Chicago.

A new club called the Red Devil's Snow Shoe Club, has been organized at Exeter. The president is M. Gorham, '89.

The third meeting of the Conference Francaise takes place Tuesday evening Mr. E. M. Bayer will speak on Leon Gambetta.

Many Harvard men will attend the first assembly of the All For Lawn Tennis Club at Pierce Hall next Wednesday.

The members of the Cornell football team were presented by their manager with small oxidized silver footballs as mementos of the season of '88.

The experiment was recently tried in England to test the speed of a cricket ball. Turner, the well-known fast bowler of the Australian team, made the trial The testing apparatus consisted of a chronograph and a screan, across which wires were stretched, and through these wires electric currents were passed. When the ball cut the wires the record was instantly marked on the chronograph. The speed of the ball was discovered to be 81 feet a second or 55 miles an hour.