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Editors Daily Crimson:
What ought the men who daubed our Harvard statue now to do?
The sin, if not the criminality, of any deed really depends on the malignity or ill-will that marked the doing.
In this deed we all know there was no ill-will whatever-none toward Harvard, none toward Yale. And yet a grave injury was done to the property, to the self-respect of Harvard men, and to the good name of the college. The spreading the report of this irreverent folly all over our land gives a false impression as to Harvard College life, and does a serious injury and wrong. What then ought the offenders now to do? Should they work in concealment, to be ferreted out like rats, feeling now a guilt they never meant to assume? Would any true friend of theirs really advise them to do that? Is that manly? Is it wise?
Ought they not rather, simply in justice to themselves, immediately to avow their guilt, to confess their shame (their hearts by this time are full of it), to assume all charges, and then, with fit apology, to bear in a manly way any punishment that may be imposed?
Would any other course secure for them as manly a life and as clear a conscience hereafter?
Such seems to be the command both of good will and of