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EDITORS HERALD-CRIMSON.-In spite of its present complicated state of athletic affairs, Harvard will send delegates as usual to the Inter-collegiate Baseball Association meeting of delegates from the various colleges of the league, which takes place during the first week in March. Dartmouth intends then to make an effort to re-enter the league. This is one of the original league colleges, and since its students devote themselves to baseball to the almost entire exclusion of other athletic games, it has generally a fair team, at least; and it seems a pity that it should be thought necessary to exclude Dartmouth from the league. The Harvard baseball team of 1882, complained of ill treatment the last time they played at Hanover; on the other hand, gentlemen who witnessed the game assert that a member of the Harvard team addressed very ungentlemanly words to the umpire, a Hanoverman. Thus the question, like nearly all others, has two sides. I understand that the reason given by the Harvard delegates for advocating last year the expulsion of Dartmouth from the league, was the difficulty of getting to Hanover. Now, an express train with the finest palace cars that run out of Boston starts from Boston at 1 o'clock in the afternoon and reaches White River Junction about half-past four. To go from White River Junction to Hanover, a distance of three miles by carriage road, requires a half-hour's ride in the cars and a stage ride of five minutes. At White River Junction there is a good hotel; at Hanover there is also one, but not as good. Is a railway ride of four hours all told, all but half an hour of it in an express train and palace car, in addition a good hotel to stop at on arrival, such a hardship, especially when compared with the journey to Princeton the Harvard team makes every year? The action of the Harvard delegates at last year's meeting, in heading a movement for Dartmouth's expulsion is liable to be interpreted by outsiders as the result of pique, because Harvard was defeated by such a small college in both base-ball games of the preceding year. It is to be hoped that at the coming meeting, the Harvard delegates will feel themselves justified in withdrawing their opposition to Dartmouth's re-entering the league, especially if Dartmouth should be willing to offer them a compromise, by which, in case Harvard should be able to play in the league games of the coming season, both the games with Dartmouth might be played on the Harvard grounds.

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