We were surprised to read in the New York and Boston daily papers of the past two or three days that a game of foot ball was to be played between Harvard and Princeton at Madison Square Garden. We suppose this untruth is an outgrowth of the proposed game between the Boston Athletic Association and the Manhattan Athletic Club; as some of the men to represent Boston were from Harvard, and some of those to represent the Manhattan Club were associated with Princeton. At the time of our reading these surprising statements we were struck with the feeling that it was practically breaking one of the regulations of the athletic committee for a team to go to New York bearing the name of Harvard. We saw no objection to a few members of the B. A. A. going as such, to play a game of foot ball whenever they pleased, but the fact that certain persons have seen fit to characterize the proposed game as practically a championship game between Harvard and Princeton, seemed to change the conditions, seemed to change the conditions entirely. We were not astonished in the least when we heard that the Harvard men had given up the trip, for it was no part of the intention of those who thought of going to play at New York, to set themselves up as the Harvard eleven; when this name was forced upon them, the only thing for them to do was to refuse to have anything to do with the affair.