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Professor Henry Drummond, of Glasgow, Scotland, will preach in Appleton Chapel to-morrow evening.

The Yale sophomores have challenged the freshmen to a tug of war contest to take place at the fall games of the Athletic Association.

It is reported that Harvard is making offers for the Massachusetts School of Technology for the purpose of making it her own scientific school.- Pennsylvanian.

In the coming series of games between the St. Louis and the Detroits there will be two umpires-one John Kelly, to stand in the usual place, and another, Gaffney, to stand back of second base.

The following are the officers of the Hasty Pudding Club, elected last evening : President, C. F. Adams; vice-president, J. N. Wood; secretary, A. P. Butler; treasurer, James Loeb; Kp, L. Honore; librarian, F. H. Means; custos, G. B. Leighton.

The Yale freshman crews are to be put in shells during the coming week.

T. Ray, the English pole vaulter, raised his American record to 11 feet 11/2 inches, and W. J. Barry broke the record for throwing the hammer in the English style. making 121 feet 7 inches, at N. Y. A. C. games on Saturday.

Mr. Pike, the Hartford opera manager, is trying to make arrangements for a Glee Club prize contest. He proposes to make the Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Wesleyan and Amherst clubs competitors. Prizes of $100, $200 will be offered the winning club.- Ex.

At the next meeting of the Yale Assembly the following will be the subject of the debate. "Resolved-That optional studies should be introduced in the second year of the college course."

Students who wish to serve as monitors if opportunities occur are invited to make written application to the Dean stating the elective and prescribed courses which they are to attend.

The Scotch cutter Thistle is advertised for sale. The nominal price is ten thousand pounds sterling, but Mr. Bell would probably sell her for less, as he does not care to take her back to Scotland.

A movement, already partially successful, is on foot in England to establish a Non-Conformist college in Oxford. It is to be known as "Mansfield College."- Exchange.

The sophomores of Columbia College held a mass meeting on Wednesday afternoon, at which it was decided to abolish the cane-rush between the sophomores and freshmen. A member of last year's freshmen class recently died from injuries received in the can rush with '89, and several others were seriously injured. This prompted the action of '90, and the faculty have expressed their high appreciation of the sophomores' good sense.

The following is the schedule of games between the Detroits and St. Louis Browns for the championship of the world : St. Louis, on Oct. 10; Chicago, 11; Detroit, 12; Pittsburgh, 13; New York, 14; Brooklyn, 15; Philadelphia, 17; Boston, 18; Staten Island or Athletic Grounds, Philadelphia, 19; Baltimore, 20; Washington, 21; Brooklyn, 22; Cincinnati, 23; Lonisville, 24. In case the game results in a ten, the deciding game will be played off at St. Louis.

The Yale News censures the candidates of the freshman football team in not coming out to practice on the field during a rainstorm. It expresses the nope that no one will ever have the opportunity again of saying that '91 is a fair weather foot-ball class. It would be well for our freshmen to bear this in mind and play football, rain or shine, as they will hereafter at New Haven.

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