The game today is the first of a series of two, the second of which is to be played in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day of next year, in accordance with the terms of a challenge from Pennylvania. This challenge was received the first of the year, but negotiations then going on with Princeton prevented Harvard from accepting it until the last of April. The important provisions of the final agreement concerning the composition of the teams, settle the disputed questions as to amateurs, bona fide students, the time limit, and the announcement of names of players, in the most satisfactory manner possible; and it is interesting to notice that the rules on the same subjects which Yale recently allowed to be submitted to the Intercollegiate Association were essentially the same as those agreed to by Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.
The custom of having a Thanksgiving game to close the football season is one which has long been wanting at Harvard, but which is decidedly desirable. It is to be hoped that it will be continued after the present agreement with Pennsylvania comes to an end.