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The following is from the pen of "Gath," in the Cincinnati Inquirer : "The recent bequest of Mr. Phoenix to Columbia College carries its available and prospective funds up to nearly $5,000,000. It is the richest college in the United States. It leads Harvard by over $1,000,000. Yet when the two institutions are compared with each other, Columbia confessedly drops to a subordinate rank. Its Law School and its School of Mines have a national reputation, but in other respects it is not superior to any of the other colleges of the first-class. Mr. Perry Belmont, who has been to both Harvard and a German university, says Harvard's atmosphere is provincial to the last degree."