FACT AND RUMOR.
Dr. A. P. Peabody will preach in Appleton Chapel Sunday evening at 7.30.
With the first snow of the season the plank walks have promptly appeared in the yard.
Since 1876 Yale's record in foot-ball has been: Yale, 82 goals, 89 touchdowns; opponents, 1 goal, 3 touchdowns.
The net gain in membership of the university for the present academic year is 71, making the entire number of students 1453.
The following have been elected members of the Pierian Sodality: Le Moyne, '84 (trombone); Selden, '86 (flute); Gardner, '84 (cymbals).
The Oehlrich cup will be delivered to the Harvard lacrosse team as soon as bonds to the amount of $300 are given for its safe keeping.
The foot-ball game with the Yale freshmen will probably be given up, the two teams being unable to agree upon a place and date on which to play.
Yesterday's Advertiser contained a long and interesting article from the pen of its Harvard correspondent, upon the subject of "Senior Class Elections and College Politics" at Harvard.
There are two hundred and two seniors and four past members on the senior check-lists. The claims of the four Scientific seniors will probably be presented at the meeting Monday evening.
The Yale News advocates the establishment of a co-operative society at New Haven after the plan of the Harvard society. "We believe," it says, "there is even a better chance for its success here than at Harvard, where greater competition makes goods cheaper."
Prof. Putnam's lecture next Thursday will be an account of the ancient cemetery near Madisonville, O., and of the singular "ash pits" found in it, also of the earth circles near by, with an exhibition of the large collection made during the exploration of the cemetery and the "ash pits."
The classical departments at Oxford still continue to attract the largest number of able men, being hard run, however, by the mathematical school. Natural science comes next, then theology, then history, and last of all law, in which only one first class was obtained during the year.
Upper class men have been annoyed recently by freshmen blocking up the passage-way in the north entry of University at 12 o'clock, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The freshmen not only crowd up the stairs, but also rest their weary limbs by sitting on the steps, thus making passage almost impossible.
A Yale sympathizer talking recently with a Harvard freshman remarked that there was no man at Harvard to originate such an opera as "Penikeese," and, upon the freshman mentioning the author of "Forever and a Day," the Y. S. exclaimed, "Oh, yes; isn't he the fellow that wrote the Harvard Greek play I've heard so much about?"
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