When we consider the grave trouble at Princeton some years ago, and when now we hear the reports of unusual illness at Yale, we have reason to congratulate ourselves that Harvard has for years maintained the reputation of being a perfectly healthful place. We have heard of a parent, undecided as to whether he should send his boy to Yale or Harvard, settling finally on the latter, solely because of the reported malarial tendencies of New haven. And this imminity of Harvard is undoubtedly due in great measure to the wise fore-thought of the college authorities. Three adn a half years ago, although there had been up to that time no evil results, they removed from the dormitory buildings, at considerable expense, a system of drainage that was most offensive, and that would probably before this time have brought a fever epidemic. The college now is absolutely healthful, and, barring Fresh Pond water, so is Cambridge. For this we can not be too thankful. It has taken our university centuries to grow to what it is, and it looks forward to a greater and even greater prosperity ; yet the slightest taint-even the suspicion of an unhealthful location-could undo the slow work of centuries, and Harvard's prospect of soon becoming the university of America would be ruined.
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