The mandates which from time to time have been issued by the faculty have done little, except to arouse opposition, and to excite in the more turbulent students a desire to circumvent the issuers of these prohibitory proclamations. As a result, bon-fires have been kindled in dangerous places in the yard, cannon-crackers have been placed even under the proctors' windows, and the disturbance has been continued until almost morning. Should these manifestos be repealed and the entire control of celebrations be given into the hands of the students, as the committee proposes, there would be an end, we think, to such noisy and untimely proceedings; then every man will feel responsible for the general good conduct, and the disorderly spirits, instead of having to evalde the few stray watch men, will find their movements watched by the large body of orderloving students. At other colleges when such liberty has been allowed, no complaint is heard, and it has been found that if students are entrusted with power there is no tendency to abuse it: on the contrary they take pride in showing themselves worthy of the trust reposed in them. Why should not such be the case at Harvard, the college above all others which should stand at the head in this movement toward a liberalizing of college government?
Every freshman should attend the concert given by the Freshman Glee Club this evening, for the benefit of the crew. The concert promises to be of unusual excellence, and every man will be amply repaid, even if no patriotic motive influences him to turn out and aid in filling the treasury of his crew.