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Crimson out today.

Cornell wants a professor of music.

The cry of Egypt : I want my mummy.

There will be a test examination in History 5 today.

There was a cut in Freshman Algebra yesterday.

The marks in Freshman Physics will be announced next week.

The marks in Italian 1 and French 5 will be given out next week.

The Garfield professorship at Williams lacks only $8,000 of the required $50,000.

Over three-fourths of the audience at Prof. Putnam's lecture yesterday were ladies.

Denniston and Morison, '83, are practising for the running and standing high jump for the winter meeting.

Professor Norton is suffering from a severe cold, and hence there are three consecutive cuts in Fine Arts 3 this week.

Mr. A. A. Howard is rapidly recovering from the effects of the accident which happened to him several weeks ago.

Robinson, the trainer, and his two assistants, are kept constantly at work with the large number of men who are now training.

Under general college news, the University Herald publishes this item : "The freshman class of Harvard numbers 835." "Wad that some power the giftie gie us."

The tickets for the reserved seats at the athletic meetings next month will be ready about a week or ten days before the date of the first meeting, which comes March 11.

Harvard, Princeton and Yale will play the Metropolitans at the polo grounds during Easter. The college nine making the best record will be presented with silk foul flags. - [Yale News.

The number of petitions granted at the last faculty meeting was extraordinarily large, the sophomores leading with forty-six - nearly one-fourth the class - and the freshmen creditably bringing up the rear.

The Pierian Sodality will hold an examination, for violins only, tonight from 7.30 to 8.30 at 14 Holworthy. Candidates will please present themselves with their instruments and music.

C. E. HAMLIN, Secretary of Pierian.The Pierian, accompanied by as many members of the Glee Club as possible, has received an invitation to play in Brookline within two weeks. It is not yet decided whether to accept or not.

At the concert of the Harvard Musical Association, in the Boston Museum last evening, Mr. George W. Chadwick's first symphony in C received its first representation, achieving a creditable success.

The following-named men will probably enter for the light-weight sparring in the spring meetings of the Athletic Association : W. H. Page, '83; G. F. Spaulding, '82; J. Dorr, '83; E. K. Butler, '83. H. Edwards, '83, will enter for the middle-weight.

This, then, is the question of the hour - athlete or aesthete? muscle or art? bread and butter or daisies? Are we to dine upon sun-flowers cooked with cat-tails, and be invited to sup upon golden rod and dandelions, with a lily or two to complete the inspiration? Are English beef and ale to be consigned to oblivion? Must everybody become wizen and waxen.

Prof. Putnam delivered a very interesting lecture upon "Mounds and their Contents," yesterday afternoon, to an audience which completely filled the large exhibition room of the Peabody Museum. The next lecture will be given next Thursday, and repeated the following Saturday, in order to give all the opportunity to hear, and also to lessen the crowd on each day.

MANTEL MIRRORS. - This branch of manufacturing is now carried on extensively in Boston at PAINE'S. They also are importers of gilt and bronze frames from Italy and France. Some very fine heavy carved frames in Florentine gold leaf have been put in their ware-rooms on Canal street, opposite Boston and Maine depot.

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