Fact and Rumor.

Alexander, '89, has left college and will soon sail for Europe.

Goldthwaite, '91, has returned to college.

The Brown University base-ball nine is $200 in debt.

The first edition of M. J. Kelly's book on base-ball, entitled "Play Ball," will be on sale after April 1st.

Deblois, '89, is much better and will probably be able to leave the hospital in a few days.


J. De Spaeth, '88, has been elected captain of the University of Pennsylvania crew.

The Boston base-ball team began practice yesterday afternoon in Winslow's rink.

Shaw, captain of the Princeton nine in '86, is trying for a place on the Columbia nine.

The following men have been elected as officers of the Yale Freshman Literary Society: President, H. W. Gruener; vice-president, J. G. Estill; secretary, H. T. Kingsbury; executive committee, Blake, Danner, and Glucksman.

Dr. Franke and Mr. Cohn belong to the armies of their respective countries, and have already received orders to join their regiments in case of war.

The Cambridge aldermen have granted the West End railway the right to use the cable system in this city.

Morrison, Harvard '87, now in the Columbia Law School, is writing a society burlesque for the next performance of the Columbia Dramatic Club.

The Yale Ohio Club has elected the following officers: President, Herrick, '88; vice-president, Dickey, '88 S.; secretary and treasurer, Brooks, '89.

The Massachusetts Legislature has been obliged to refuse the petition for more funds, presented by the Institute of Technology. Lack of disposable funds is assigned as the reason.

The first lecture in the Yale Kent Club course will be given on April 18 by Hon. Frank H. Hurd of Toledo. His subject will be "Tariff Reform."