The spring races which are to be rowed today have been the centre of interest and speculation ever since the winter meetings. Today we are to witness the result of over two months' work. The excitement usually attending the event will probably not be as great as that of previous years because the struggle will not be as close. The seniors are regarded as having the best stroke and the advantages of longer training and more experience. The juniors are in a dilemma, their stroke, Mr. Perin, having been ill. Yet their strength, as a crew, is said by many to be the greatest. For the sophomores little can be predicted. They possess strength and weight, but their form is poor. Much improvement, however, has been made by them during the last week. Lastly, the freshmen have everything to win and nothing to lose. If they could only surprise us as '83 did in her freshman year, it would be another instance of the impossibility to predict the order of a boat race. The event will not be as long as usual, because of late years, since the champion scullers of '80 left, we have had little or no sculling. Today, there will be neither the junior nor senior events in single sculling. The time announced for starting is 10.30 A. M. Owing to the extra efforts of the committee the delay of previous years will probably be obviated. Those who have tickets to the Union boat-house should be present at an early hour if they wish to procure good seats.