THE SCRATCH-RACES.

SATURDAY morning last the usual fall scratch-races were rowed over the boat-house course. The tide was running out, and a fresh southeasterly breeze made the water very lumpy. The number of spectators was not large, but there were more oarsmen for the boats than there were last spring. The rowing was neither better nor worse than usual. After the necessary delay, the pair-oared race was started. The entries were two:-

(1, inside.) (2.)

W. M. Lemoyne, '78, C. G. Weld, '79,

M. R. Jacobs, '79, W. Sheafe, '79,

G. L. Cheney, '78, cox. H. Denton, cox.

At the boat-house the inside boat was leading by half a length, and the position was unchanged at the stake-boats. In turning, the outside boat was carried by the tide against the anchoring rope, and before it could get clear, the leading boat was several lengths ahead. This seemed to dishearten the '79 oarsmen, and they withdrew, leaving the other boat to row over the last half of the course alone. The winners of this race pulled in good form, and succeeded in getting their boat through the water at a good rate.

For the six-oared race four crews started:-

(1.) (2.)

W. M. Lemoyne, '78, stroke, P. W. Page, '77, stroke,

H. Denton, W. Trimble, '80,

J. Parker, '77, W. R. Taylor, '77,

J. H. Stiles, '77, P. Tuckerman, '78,

F. Donaldson, '79, E. H. Hastings, '80,