The amendments passed by the Intercollegiate Athletic Association were in every way to the interest of modern sport, and to the credit of Harvard as originator. In proposing the abolition of the tug-of-war and the substitution of the safety for the ordinary bicycle race. Harvard was prompted by the spirit which is governing all pure athletics of the present day. The mere trial of brute strength has ceased to be the main object of sport, and greater precautions are being taken to secure the safety of the competitors from unnecessary accidents. It was in this spirit of having athletics a trial of skill and merit unattended by needless risk, that Harvard made her propositions; and it is gratifying to perceive the predominance of this spirit in the other colleges as shown by the way in which they joined with Harvard in the reform. We are rather at a loss to understand Yale's stand in regard to the tug-of-war, especially as she voted for its abolition last year, and as the sentiment of the college, judging from editorial expression in the Yale News not three weeks ago was until recently in favor of abolishing the event.
Warm congratulations are due to the H. A. A. for the success which has attended their firm stand for proper sport.