TRAINING FOR SPECIALTIES NOT INJURIOUS.

An '83 Harvard student ridicules the idea that unequal development is produced by training for specialties. In answer to the charge he refers to the prominent college athletes in the different branches, and adds they are almost without exception healthy, and well-developed men. Athletes are beginning to see that the best training for a specialty is the thorough development of the whole body, and not the abnormal development of particular muscles. When this idea has become generally accepted, as it seems probable under Dr. Sargent's teaching that it will, then this objection to specialties may be thrown aside. As to competition, it may be an evil, but it is a necessary evil. We must accept our athletes with this evil or not at all. [Turf, Field and Farm.