We understand that the college expects soon to make an examination of the boat house with the idea of finding the cause of the recent accident. Of course such an examination is necessary and will give us much information as to the affair. But the investigation, to be entirely satisfactory, should be conducted by persons who are entirely disinterested, as any investigation by persons connected with the college will be more or less liable to the suspicion of prejudice. The boat house was under the management of the college and of course the college will be interested in making a report as favorable to its own management as possible. With the best of intentions, the college cannot avoid this tendency. Therefore, to make the investigation final and perfectly satisfactory to all concerned, the structure should be examined by some experienced builders who cannot be in the least influenced one way or the other. Such an investigation would be only just to the college and to the students.
The prospects of the eleven are brightening. After the game with the Stevens, the New York Tribune announced that "it was generally conceded now that Harvard would be the champion this year." Although this is a rosy-colored view which possibly would admit of dispute in Yale or Princeton circles, yet the eleven has made great progress, and will undoubtedly play a strong game. Princeton played Stevens last Wednesday, and defeated them by a smaller score than our own. The entire regular eleven played with the exception of Moffat, the captain, who has a lame knee, and Poe, half-back, who, in the language of the New York Times "was closed for repairs." James Robinson trained the Princeton men, and Peace was referee of the game.
Our men are all in good condition, and have been practising steadily. They ought to be able at least to hold the position won by Harvard last year, if not gain the first place.