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There is skating in the rink and on "Glaciales."

There are eighty men in the advanced sections in freshman German.

The subject of the recitation in Chemistry 1 today will be "Aluminum."

It is said that the Humane Society is about to disband on account of a lack of funds.

"Patience Parties" are the latest, at which each guest is expected to wear an aesthetic costume.

The second Cambridge german takes place this evening, January 5, at Armory Hall, Cambridge.

About two hundred students, and one lady, attended Prof. James' lecture upon the effects of alcohol yesterday.

Many sleighing parties have taken advantage of the good sleighing, in connection with the fine moonlight evenings.

Twelve men are wanted to act as suppliants in the Greek play for five nights and a matinee, beginning January 23d.

The first Harvard Symphony concert takes place in the Boston Museum this afternoon, with Madame Camille Urso as soloist.

Several of the freshmen have appeared in high silk hats this term, and it is said that a large number intend to procure them.

The "Game Club" will meet at Mrs. E. N. Horsford's, 27 Craigie street, this evening, January 6th, at eight o'clock. There will be dancing.

The general impression prevails, from the results of the December examinations, that the class of '85 promises to be above the average in scholarship.

Dion Boucicault's definition of aestheticism: "AEstheticism proper is the love of the beautiful in art, while modern aestheticism is the love of the grotesque in art."

Both sections in Political Economy 1, until the mid-year examinations, will meet together in Harvard 1 at 9 A. M. The subject of "Banking" will be taken up. No text book will be used.

Some of our professors must certainly have enjoyed themselves during the Christmas vacation - unless we are to ascribe to some other cause the increased fund of good-natured remarks and anecdote on their part.

An explosion of a student's lamp occurred in a sophomore's room, at 10 Oxford street, on Tuesday night. For a few minutes it looked as if dangerous results might ensue, but the fire was soon extinguished by the prompt action of the owner.

During the remainder of the year the work in sophomore elocution will be done by individual appointments, and not in classes as heretofore. Sophomores can make appointments with Mr. Sargent in Holden and take courses according to their particular wishes and need.

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