Note and Comment.
The contest will be very close between, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale with the probabilities of their finishing in that order, while Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania will also send strong teams. The men who will represent Columbia are as follows: 100 and 220 yards, Mapes, Phillips and Denickson; 440 yards, Denickson, Stackpoole, and Phillips; half-mile run, Ware, Tyler, Cohen, Gardiner, and G. Stephens; one-mile run, Ware, Brandt, Haukesworth, A. C. Smith, Wilson and Dempsey; one-mile walk, Ware and Warren; broad jump, Mapes, Boaz and Wayland; high jump, Richards and Aldridge; 120 yards hurdle, Bostwick and Safford; pole vault, Stephens; hammer and shot, Dresser; two mile bicycle, Renton, H. Y. Smith, and Gage. The tug-of-war team is not yet chosen, but J. Wheatly will be captain. From the above list of names it will be seen that Columbia has excellent chances in the sprints, (dashes,) while Ware in the walk Renton in the bicycle, and Safford in the hurdle, are confident of winning. The college games take place May 22, and on May 15 the freshman and sophomore classes have their games, which very possibly may develop some valuable additions to the team. - N. Y. Times.