In the matter of landscape gardening Harvard certainly does not excel. Much as we prize the beauty of the yard as it is, we think that there is still great room for improvement. It is but a few days since the authorities in a well-meaning way spread a nasty mess of muck over the entire yard, the odors arising from which being not only offensive but unhealthy. We would remind the fossiliferous yokel who has charge of the farming department of the university, that the fertilizer in question is now only used in the cultivation of potatoes and cabbages in rural districts, and not for the encouragement of grass on gentlemens' lawns; we would also call his attention to the fact that there are many other fertilizers now in use which are not only effective, but also inoffensive. This state of the grass drives us to the sidewalks, and there what do we find? Paving stones sunk below the level of the path, an utter absence of board walks, and everywhere underfoot, pools, rivulets, and streams of water, in which the unhappy student is obliged to wade. We think that this state of things, so often spoken of and so well known, ought to receive at least a trifling consideration from the authorities. If our rustic gardener is ignorant of the state of the walks, our geographical editor will conduct him to the "Chapel Morass," the "Holyoke Pond," the "Library Bog," and many other noted spots. We want this taken seriously; - it will deprive us of many editorials in the future if it is, but we are willing to sacrifice them to the public good.
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