The proposal to revive the old-fashioned "scratch" races at Harvard, we consider an excellent one. Besides affording much harmless sport and amusement to both spectators and contestants, they serve in a measure to keep alive through the fall an interest in boating on the Charles. The races proposed are set for Saturday next and are practically free for all. It is to be hoped that enough entries will be made to insure the event and to make it of sufficient excitement and interest. As practically a novelty a large attendance is assured, provided enough are found of sufficient patriotism and enterprise to enter their names as contestants.