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SEVERAL of the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge have recently had Athletic sports. The time made was as a whole not superior to ours; but the account in the Under-graduates' Journal is so full of typographical errors that it is hardly safe to trust the record. At Lincoln College, Oxford, the best thing was the 150 yard handicap race, which was won in 14 2/5 sec. The high jump was singularly bad, - 4 ft. 7 inches. At Exeter College a half-mile race won in 2 min. 3/5 sec. was the only thing deserving notice.
At Jesus College the one-mile handicap was run in 4 min. 27 sec. The high jump was, like ours, 5 ft. 1 in.
At Caius College, Cambridge, the high jump, 5 ft. 4 in., was the best thing. The hundred-yard race occupied 11 sec. At Christ's the hundred-yard was run in 10 3/5 sec., and the 150-yard handicap in 16 1/5 sec.
The Journal exposes the professional money-lenders, who send seductive circulars to Freshmen, and fleece most unmercifully the unhappy wretch who falls into their clutches.
"THE Freshman Class at Yale this year numbers 269; at Harvard, 232.." - Era.
As this has been extensively copied, it may be well to state that the proper figures are 252 Freshmen at Harvard, and 167 at Yale. The Freshmen in all departments at Harvard will number nearly five hundred.
THE last number of the Yale Record contains a great deal of matter in regard to the Harvard-Yale foot-ball game Its tone is so thoroughly offensive that a lengthy review would be as undignified as it would be unpleasant. The rivalry between Harvard and Yale has caused a great deal of jealousy on both sides, and a certain amount of ill-feeling among enthusiastic and narrow-minded partisans is unavoidable. It would have been supposed, however, that neither college would so far forget its dignity as to deliberately insult its guests, had not the Record disdained the forbearance which the commonest etiquette of hospitality demands.
If the object of the offensive articles was to sell the paper, they have been eminently successful, for dozens of Harvard men have purchased these monuments of Yale's lack of courtesy. If their object was to widen the breach which exists between the two colleges, they were equally well adapted to their purpose. But they have certainly injured the reputation of Yale in other colleges, and it is to be hoped that they have injured the Record among the better classes at Yale.
THE Brunonian, too, in speaking of the recent base-ball match at Providence, has adopted an insulting tone which is almost unprecedented. Not satisfied with us attacks upon our Nine as a body, it has devoted nearly a column to direct personal insults to one of our principal players. The insult is so open, so needless, and so flagrant, that we should advise the members of the various sporting organizations of the college to decline to have any further dealings with Brown until a full apology has been offered.
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