In another column we give the report of the committee chosen to try to arrange the base ball difficulty with Yale. This report gives a clear statement of Harvard's position and of the offers for a settlement which she recently made to Yale. At the conference at Springfield Yale saw fit to refuse those offers. In taking such action Yale doubtless had her own reasons for deciding to change her course from the one which she adopted in the beginning of the season, and thus to lay herself open to the just charge of inconsistency. She had equally good reasons, we doubt not, in refusing to do what she could to prevent further misunderstanding in future years, by making some arrangement for annual games with Harvard, without reference to other colleges.
This last point Harvard insists upon; and it is hard to see by what reasoning Yale can decide to refuse it, especially when she has the personal assurance from Harvard that the spirit toward Princeton is altogether friendly and that there is every reason to believe that series of games would be annually arranged with Princeton.
It is hard for us to see, we repeat, why Yaie should refuse to accept proposals eminently just, and should prefer to follow a contradictory course. That, however, is her business-not ours.
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