A few days ago a wail came up from our sister college at New Haven which was reported over half the country. "A great difficulty has arisen among the Yale crew," went the rumor; "they have been forced to change the positions of two men in the university boat, and thereby have weakened it. The effect has been noticeable in the feeble, ragged stroke which the crew is now rowing. As this has been done so lately in the year their chances of winning the race have been materially lessened, as any change in the make up of a crew is unfortunate at such a time," etc., etc. Now it seems as if we had heard a tale very similar to this before; the great foot-ball eleven last year which only succumbed to Princeton after a hard struggle, was declared to be "incompetent," "slothful," and "reluctant to play with any snap," etc., etc. Their last year's crew was decried in just the same way; and yet the worse the reports that gain credence about Yale teams, the stronger the teams prove to be. We do not deem it necessary to warn our crew that they have a strong, yes, a very strong crew opposing them; the fact is too patent. But we would merely remind them that a gentleman visiting New Haven recently saw the crew row, and declares it to be very fast and very powerful. So much for these rumors which we do not seriously suppose could mislead anybody, yet to which we wish to call the attention of our men, that they may increase their efforts to win Harvard another victory.