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Fact and Rumor.


There will be no lecture in N. H. 4 today.

The next Advocate will be out tomorrow.

President Eliot is suffering from a severe attack of the influenza.

The work on the new Weld boat house is progressing favorably.

The first of the chamber concerts was given in Sever hall last evening.

At the first exercise in French 1 this term Les Freres Colombe will be begun.

Professor J. M. Pierce of the Mathematical department is ill with the influenza.

Theme VI. in English B, a summary, will be due on Thursday, January 14. Subject cards are due next Tuesday.

There are two government universities in the Argentine Republic, the curricula of which take rank with Harvard and Yale.

In the village of Strobeck, Russia, the pupils in the highest grade in the schools are obliged to pass a yearly examination in chess.

Students will register this morning between 9 a. m. and 12 m. as follows: Seniors, in Dane hall; juniors, in University 17; sophomores, in Upper Massachusetts; freshmen, in Harvard 1. Special students may register at any of the above named places; scientific students will register in 8 Lawrence Scientific school.

The candidates for the university crews will continue to row on the river while the weather continues open.

Work on the Carey building on Holmes field has been carried forward at a rapid rate during the holidays. The mild weather has favored the work and the building is now nearly roofed in.

Next Wednesday evening, January 8, in Sanders Theatre, Professor J. W. Churchill, of Andover, will give a reading for the benefit of the American church in Berlin. The Harvard Glee and Banjo clubs will aid in the entertainment.

The candidates for the Columbia 'varsity tug-of-war team have already begun training in the Columbia Grammar school gymnasium. There are only two of last year's team in college but from the material brought out by the class contests the 'varsity team will be chosen. There is an unusual amount of interest shown this year and two men will easily be found to fill the vacant places.

Of the Cornell crew which did such good work last year, Dole, the stroke, Marston, Hagerman, Thayer, Colnon, Benedict, Tobey, and coxswain Everick are all in the university. The substitutes, Healey and Barker, are also back. It is doubtful whether Dole will stroke the crew this year; if he does not, Upton, this year's football captain, will probably row stroke. The competition for places in the boat promises to be very sharp, and probably not more than five of the old men will retain their places.

Rev. Frederick Vinton, librarian of Princeton college, died Wednesday morning. He was a man of national reputation in his chosen profession. From 1856 to 1865 he was first assistant librarian in the Boston public library. In January, 1865, he was appointed first assistant in the Congressional library at Washington, which office he held for eight years. In 1873, he became librarian of Princeton college, and remained in that position until his death. He was one of the best informed men in the country on the subject of books, and has compiled many valuable catalogues. He was a graduate of Amherst college, and studied theology at Andover and New Haven.

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