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Professor Sophocies died early yesterday morning.

Mr. Henry Irving visited Cambridge one afternoon last week.

There will be a meeting of the College Faculty today in U. 5 at 3.30 P. M.

The freshman examination today will be in French and German.

Lafayette college is to have a new gymnasium.

There were no recitations yesterday in Philosophy 6 or 7.

Professor Agassiz has gone to India. He will not be back till April.

The hour examination in Music 3. has been postponed until Monday, Jan. 7th.

The Index did not appear yesterday, as previously announced, on account of an unavoidable delay.

A number of valuable additions have lately been made to the collection of birds in the Agassiz Museum.

Salvini is going to play in English at the Covent Garden Theatre in London next spring.

A number of amateur players have organized a base-ball association for the season of 1884, to be called the Tremonts of Boston.

Mr. Frank Sargent, formerly of Harvard College, is giving lectures on dramatic art according to Delsarte to private audiences in New York.

Mr. Croswell's divisions in freshman Greek are requested to leave blue books in their recitation room before next Friday.

A glee club has been formed at the Technology. The chief difficulty seems to be a lack of tenors.

Dr. Calvin Ellis, formerly dean of the Medical School, died last Friday at his residence in Boston.

A discussion of "Glaciation" took place in Prof. Shalers' lecture room in the Agassiz Museum, Saturday.

Miss Mary Dickens, grand-daughter of the novelist has gone on the stage to earn her livelihood.

The fall meeting of the athletic club of the Technology occur on Saturday afternoon at their gymnasium on Exeter street.

The Cooperative Society has printed blanks for petitions for absence from chapel which are given away for the benefit of the members.

The Advocate's latest attempt at a joke in the Item column is painful. The report, however, that half the subscription will be returned as an atonement, is wholly without foundation.

The Yale College Bicycle Club have voted to hold a "grand race meeting in the early part of June." Mr. G. M. Hendee is expected to break every record from one to ten miles.

Announcement has been made that the subject of Gilbert and Sullivan's new opera which is to be produced in January, is "Girl Graduates," and the scene a seminary.

The fall entertainment by the Pi Eta Society will be given at their rooms Friday evening, at 7.30 o'clock. Members are invited to bring ladies to their full dress rehearsal, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The play to be given is "Mrs. Walthrop's Bachelors."

The challenge of the University of Pennsylvania Boat Club to the Harvard University Boat Club will be considered by the latter club on Tuesday evening of this week. It is said that if Harvard accepts, it will be to row the race on Charles River some time in May, over the class race course of 1 7-8 miles. [Ex,

The second senior forensic will be due today, from 3 to 4.30, in Sever 1. Subjects: 1. Is the minority more likely to be right than the majority? 2. Why is general over-production impossible? 3. How far can there be the same ethical standard for the conduct of states and of individuals? 4. The influence of Rousseau on the French Revolution. 5. Edmund Burke as orator and statesman.

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