IN order that our demands for the supply of a much-needed want may be shown to be reasonable, we venture, though fearfully, to write "Plank-walks" again. Hoping to touch the heart of at least one member of the Corporation, we have procured a rough estimate of the cost of a plank-walk, to be laid around the Yard, and on the principal cross-walks and entrances; such a walk, made three feet wide, of strong planks, and so constructed that it could be taken up and put down again with little labor, would cost only about $700 or $800, - possibly less. It could be laid close to the buildings, so that an ample space would be left for the passing of coal-carts and carriages.
Surely this would not be a large price for a wealthy college to pay for so great a convenience. The walk could be easily kept in repair, and would save many future classes, as well as the present ones, from wet feet, muddy boots and clothes, and soured tempers.