Fact and Rumor.

There was no debate in English 6 yesterday.

The '89 crew went to a training table yesterday.

Schroll, '89, has begun rowing with the 'Varsity crew.

Professor Palmer concluded his readings from the Odyssey yesterday afternoon, reading the eighteenth book.

There are three Yale graduates in the new Congress-Kean, Dubois and Russell.


Chauncey M. Depew has been named to fill the vacancy in the Yale Corporation, caused by Chief Justice Waite's death.

The books of the last hour examination in N. H. IV a have been corrected and can be obtained at room 2, Agassiz Museum.

There will be no make-up examination in N. H. IV for those who were unable to be present at the last hour examination, and the mark for the year will be obtained by a ocmparison and combination of the marks of the other two hour examinations.

The purchase of the great Philosophical library which belonged to the late August F. Pott, of Halle-a-Saale, Germany, has been completed by the University of Pennsylvania. The library consists of 2,900 titles and between 4,500 and 5,000 volumes of rare and valuable books on Philology.

Woodruff, who made the best put in the Yale athletic meeting last month, has given up practice with the shot because of his rowing on the crew.

The principal disputants in the Harvard Union Debate this evening are: Affirmative: J. M. Hallowell, '88; H. Page, '88. Negative: W. F. Pillsbury, '89; C. E, Shattuck, L. S.

Frank C. Dole, formerly athletic trainer at Yale, and now holding that position in the University of Pennsylvania, will go to England this spring as trainer for a party of American racing cyclists.

President Spalding, of the Chicago nine, has determined to take two base ball nines to Australia after the close of the present season, for exhibition purposes. The members have not yet been chosen, but Anson will have charge of them.

At a meeting of the trustees of Clark University, held recently, it was voted to begin the building of the second of the university buildings immediately. It will be over 200 feet long, three stories high, and will be used as a chemical laboratory.

The second game in the series of court tennis for the Eastern championship was played Tuesday morning in the Hunnewell court. The competitors were Mr. R. D. Sears, the American lawn tennis champion, and R. D. Metcalf, formerly court tennis champion. Sears won, 6-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The trophies for the victorious '87 Yale 'Varsity crew were distributed just before the recess to every member, including the substitutes. The trophies consist of a rolled gold watch charm with a miniature representation of an eight-oared shell on one side, and the name and position of the man to whom the trophy is given, on the other. The design is quite unique, and will be a lasting and useful souvenir.

The final series for the amateur court tennis championship was played at the Hunnewell court, in Boston yesterday afternoon, between R. D. Sears and A. Hunnewell; and was won by Sears, making him the American champion. The service of Sears was very strong as well as his volleying, while Hunnewell's play was not as fine as usual. Following is the score:

Sears 6 6 5 6

Hunnewell 2 2 6 2