The college gives to President Eliot the same cordial welcome home which he received from all Harvard's loyal sons in the West. It was not for pure pleasure that he made his trip. It was largely to study, for Harvard's interests, the educational systems and institutions of the West, and to note any improvements in general educational methods. It was clearly work tending to broaden Harvard's own interests and methods.
We are very glad to note Harvard's growing strength in the far Western States. In the years before the war, almost all of Harvard's graduates settled in the East, while a large portion of Yale's went to the West. Of late years, however, many of Harvard's representative have been going west of the Mississippi. Their presence there shows in the energy and strength of the Harvard Clubs which they have established; it shows in the royal welcome they have given to their former teacher. His presence and words, in turn, have given renewed zest to the interest they have in working for the University.