THE CLASS RACES.
IN spite of unfavorable predictions for the weather last Saturday, the annual autumn Class Races were rowed in barges; and, judging from the closeness of the contest, they may be considered very successful. There seemed to be a little confusion in the management, notably in the absence of one stake-boat, and in the tug-boat provided; but these matters were forgotten as soon as the crews got under way. The Sophomores drew the inside course, nearest Beacon Street, then came the Juniors, and on the outside were the Seniors. Owing to the absence of the stake-boat before alluded to, the Seniors had a slight disadvantage on the start. The Sophmores soon drew ahead, Curtis working his crew at 42 strokes, while the others were six strokes slower. The Sophomores led by about a length, near the end of the first mile, with '81 second, and '82 virtually out of the race. But now the Seniors commenced a magnificent spurt, and drew up inch by inch on '83. The latter spurted also, but too late, as the Seniors crossed the line a third of a length ahead. Time : '81, 9 min. 4 1/2 sec.; '83, 9 min. 5 1/2 sec. The Juniors came in, without hurrying, about three-quarters of a minute later, Mr. W. A. Bancroft was referee.