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C. G. Jefferson of Clinton, Mass., broke the amateur record for weight lifting by lifting with his hands alone 1,571 1-4 pounds of solid iron. The previous record was 1, 384 pounds.

The University of Michigan is to put a strong nine in the field and will send it east to play with the eastern college nines.

The Christmas number of Scribner's contains the metrical version of the 29th ode of the third book of Horace, by Miss Helen Read, which won the Sargent prize of 1890.

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