The work of the different athletic teams last Saturday was remarkably satisfactory. In both base-ball and lacrosse the college may well feel encouraged. The necessity of constant excellence in practice is realized by everybody, so that when any excellence is displayed; there is good reason for gratification. Our teams thus far have done well; and they have got to continue doing well if they are to succeed against the strong rivals that they must meet sooner or later. Every game in practice is an opportunity for a team to strengthen itself for future contests, and as much should be made of it as possible. The practice games, moreover, though of minor interest, are not of minor importance. All who can should attend them, and by their presence show an interest in the work that is done, and by their support give encouragement for further work that shall be even better.