The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have had a quarrel about the date of their boat race. Cambridge has suggested either April 1st or 2nd. To either of these dates Oxford objects on account of the inconvenient tides on those days. Oxford suggests March 22. Cambridge is not willing to row so early because their "crew needs at least three weeks practice at Putney."
The Oxford crew of this year is likely to be a good one. G. Nickalls the president is the best sculler in England and a fine number 7. Parker, Drake, Lord Ampthill, Rowe and Puxley of last year's crew are in residence this year and are all very powerful men. The chief difficulty is about a stroke. Kent of Brasenose is most thought of at present for that position, but is not considered a first class man.