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SCRATCH-RACES.

SATURDAY morning last was rather cold and windy for rowing, but the water was not "lumpy" enough to cause any difficulty or inconvenience, as the races were rowed in the club barges. At about half past eleven the four-oared crews got into line. There were three of them:-

(1) (2)

C. Weld, '79, W. S. Miller, '78,

W. E. Russell, '77, P. Tuckerman, '78,

F. M. Ware, '79, C. Isham, '76,

M. Bull, '77. P. Keyes, '79.

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J. R. W. Hitchcock, '77, W. A. Brownlow, '76,

W. Kessler, '78, H. H. Brown, '76,

Number one, which was on the inside nearest the bank, and number two turned the inside stake, while number three had the outer stake entirely to itself. The same rule was followed in the six-oared race.

At the word the crews made a rather good start, the inside crew getting perhaps a slight advantage in the "send off." Before the turn, number three had practically fallen out of the race. Number one turned first, quickly followed by number two, who had kept well up to the inside boat. The race home between these boats was a continued struggle. Number one crossed the line about a length ahead. No form, of course, was shown in this race, but it was pluckily rowed from beginning to end.

In the single-scull race there were two contestants, D. T. Seligman, '76, who rowed in a lap-streak, and had the inside position, and H. G. Danforth, '77, who rowed in a shell. Seligman hugged the bank so closely after starting that he succeeded in running aground several times before the stake-boats were reached. He pulled a rather quick and strong stroke, but used his arms too much and swung his body too little, - a fault very common among men who have learned to scull in boats with sliding seats. Danforth turned first, and won easily by about thirty seconds. He pulled a long, easy stroke, and showed pretty good form.

The last race was for six-oared barges. There were three crews only, as in the four-oared race, made up as follows:-