CAMBRIDGE, Oct. 18, 1895.
To the Editors of the Crimson:
In behalf of the Harvard Memorial Society, I wish to call the attention of all Harvard men to the disgraceful act committed last Wednesday night, in the theft of the "Louisburg Cross," from the Library, and to ask them to assist in its recovery. The old cross was one of the most valued possessions of the University and its loss is irreparable, save through the return of the cross itself.
It is hoped that the person who broke the cross from its place and carried it away was as ignorant of its value as he was of the slighest conception of honor or manliness. The theft is the most disgraceful act which has been perpetrated in the University for years, and the offender, if discovered, should be severly dealt with.
The relic can never be of the slightest value to the person who stole it; and its possession can bring with it nothing but dishonor.
The Memorial Society, having for its object the increase among Harvard men of regard for the memorials and traditions of the University, urges that the disgrace of this thieft cannot be felt too strongly.
ARTHUR CHENEY TRAIN, Secretary Harvard Memorial Society.