The University of Pennsylvania is of the opinion that it has an eitht-oared crew which can beat the crews of Yale and Harvard. Having expressed that opinion in 1882 and again in 1883 by challenging each of these universities, and neither of them accepting the challenge, it now challenges any college crew and announces that, if its challenge is not accepted, it will claim the championship of American college rowing, and call upon public opinion to sustain its claim. While it is about it, it might make its challenge a little broader so as to take in Oxford and Cambridge, and institutions of learning in the moon and other planets, so as to be able to claim the championship of the solar system, which is more honorable than a mere American championship, and quite as easy if championship can be got without beating anybody. Still, merely as a matter of taste, perhaps it would be as well to beat somebody before claiming the championship. [Times.
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