IN an Editorial of our last number we made certain statements damaging to the reputation of a member of the Freshman Class.
The person referred to - not by name - has since made it clear to us that we did him an injustice in charging him with being the author of the objectionable paragraph in the Advertiser, on which we commented. We are sorry for our mistake, and can only say, in excuse, that we had strong reasons to suppose we were right.
In this connection we would, however, reiterate - for we have reason to believe it needed - what has already been said in both Magenta and Advocate, in regard to the unwarrantable publication of private affairs of the College. We have no desire to dictate to the daily newspapers of Boston, but we do claim the right - not as a paper, but as a convenient and true exponent of the opinions of the whole College - to inform them when they are trespassing on private property; and they must perceive, we think, that when we do so our opinion should be respected, because in such cases we have perfect grounds for decision, where they can have none at all; unless, indeed, their Editors should be graduates of Harvard, who would at once understand why we take the position we do, and the propriety of it. We hope that this subject will need no further mention, and that, henceforth, secrets of importance only to those whom they concern may remain secrets.