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Columbia has positively refused to play Harvard on Saturday next. Mr. Clark, the manager of the Harvard Association, telegraphed to New York twice last week, to make arrangements for the game. He received no answer however. On Monday last he telegraphed again for information, and finally received an answer stating that the Columbia team would come. Tuesday, Mr. Clark received a telegram asking that the game be played in New York, as the members of the Columbia team refused to come unless their expenses were paid (by their own college, of course) before the game. But as all the arrangements had been made both in the way of advertising and in securing horse-car accommodations, Mr. Clark replied that it would be impossible to play in New York and that Columbia must come here. A final telegram was received yesterday to the effect that the team refused to come and asking that the game be declared off.

Columbia's conduct places our foot-ball management in a very disagreeable position, as it is now probably too late to arrange a game with another team. The pecuniary loss to our association will probably amount to some hundreds of dollars, as the management expected a good attendance at this, the only championship game to be played in Cambridge. This action on the part of Columbia, together with her refusal to play the Princeton game, will probably result in her expulsion from the association. With the best of feelings toward Columbia, it would be impossible for the association to retain a member whose engagements are made on so unreliable a basis. Harvard and Princeton both, will probably feel bound, in justice to themselves, to insist on the withdrawal of the New York team. The only allowable excuse a team has for such conduct is a written refusal signed by two members of the faculty. As Columbia has not this excuse to offer and as the game was on the regular schedule-not the case with the Princeton game, -no alternative is left but that Columbia should retire from the field of intercollegiate contests, in foot-ball as well as in lacrosse and boating.

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