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Meeting of Overseers.

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A special meeting of the Board of Overseers was held Thursday at No. 50 State street, Hon. Leverett Saltonstall in the chair. It was voted to concur with the president and fellows in their vote appointing Carl Freidrich Richard Hochdorfer, Ph. D., instructor in German for 1889-90. Professor Walter Faxon was appointed on the committee on Zoology in place of Professor Alpheus Hyatt, declined. Rev. Phillips Brooks, D. D., was appointed on the committee on composition and rhetoric in place of Moorfield Story, declined.

Petitions were received in regard to voting for overseers by graduates of the professional schools and were referred to Messrs. Shattuck, Wetmore, and Walcott. Petitions in regard to the admission of women to the Divinity school were referred to Messrs. Putnam, Torrey and Seaver. The annual report of President Eliot was also presented.

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