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Fact and Rumor.


Gilman stroked the senior crew yesterday.

Junior and Sophomore themes were returned, yesterday.

It is reported that Princeton is to start a daily newspaper.

Alterations are in progress in the interior arrangements of Harvard Hall.

One of the three crews of the freshman class, the poorest, has stopped rowing.

The number of "Characters" in the first year class of the Law School is remarkably large.

By request we again print the notice of the Base Ball Association, to which we would earnestly call attention.

A prominent New York athletic club held a ten mile hare and hounds run over the snow, on Christmas day.

The sixth theme in English 12 will be due on Monday, Jan. 19, and will be criticised by the students as part of the examination.

The new Veterinary department of the University of Pennsylvania is now in working order, and promises to add much to the University's success.

Mr. H. C. Nash, '84, has lately performed some excellent work with the rifle. His score of a 48 out of a possible 50, made last week, is worthy of notice.

There will be an optional hour examination in Greek 2, a week from to-day. The work will consist of a passage from Thucydides, and some verses from the "Birds" of Aristophanes.

Wilberforce University, Ohio, has recently equipped a troupe of singers, accompanied by an elocutionist of rare abilities. They are about to start on a tour in the interest of the University.

Prof. Shaler has invited the students in N. H. 4 to attend the Seminar meetings held in room 2 of the Museum. The first will be held Thursday, Jan. 15.

It is probable that there will be no more laboratory work in N. H. 3 until after the semi-annuals. since the afternoons in January are apt to be to dark.

The trustees of the University of Pennsylvania are considering the subject of foot ball with the intention of abolishing, or at least greatly restricting it at that institution.

Over twenty lacrosse men have signified their willingness to practice in the cage. Several more will probably take hold in addition to those who have had hours assigned.

The black letters, H. A. A., on the breasts of the Mott Haven men, signify that they being to the second squad. The crimson letters signify that the wearers belong to the first or superior squad.

One Law School man was horrified to think that anyone should go home during the recess. Fortunately all the men in that department are not so entirely devoted to study as to forget all the ties of family.

A wooden floor or covering is needed for the passage in the gymnasium from the main basement to the lockers in the fencing room. The present concrete floor is unpleasant to the bare feet after bathing.

The Yale College nine has already arranged to play the New Yorks at the Polo Grounds April 2, the Philadelphias 4, and the Athletics 6, in Philadelphia, and the Metropolitans 8, at the Polo Grounds.

The pump in front of Stoughton refuses to yield water, no matter how rigorous the efforts of the thirsty student are, and the pump near Matthews has been without a handle for two months. No wonder that we flock in despair to Adams.

The extraordinary popularity of Rugby foot ball in the north of England was shown Dec. 13 at a match at Bradford between the two strongest clubs of Yorkshire, namely, Bradford and Wakefield Trinity. Twelve thousand tickets were sold before the day of the match, and that day proving fine, the paid attendance totaled 20,000.

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