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The peculiar faculty which the Yale freshmen have shown in inventing excuses to put off the foot ball game with Harvard is well exhibited in the following circumstances. The Friday before the game a member of the freshman eleven was in Springfield where he expected to join the team as it passed through the city on its way to New Haven. Finding none of the men in the train, he telegraphed to the Yale freshman captain to know if the game was to be played, and received the following telegram. "No game to-morrow, Harvard Faculty object." In view of the facts which we published in last Friday's issue, we can well understand the opinion which the gentleman who received the telegram expressed when he characterized the telegram as a "downright falsehood."

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