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EDITORS HARVARD HERALD: On Thursday night a private party of forty freshmen attended the Boston Museum, and Friday morning an unnecessarily strong article appeared in the HERALD.

It seems to be the general belief among the upper classes that if at any time a body of freshmen - small or large - gather together they cannot behave like gentlemen. On the night in question these same forty freshmen went to the theatre for their own amusement, and with the intention of creating no disturbance. As they went with the intention of behaving like gentlemen, they cannot understand how they were conscious of any "wickedness" or "furtive glances" at a party of nine sophomores, or a total of thirteen college men, the only college men who were in the theatre beside their own party.

After the close of the performance the freshmen, instead of gliding out, remained in their seats until the crowd had passed, so that under no circumstances could a disturbance arise.

Is it also to be supposed that the "freshies" would choose one of the first Boston theatres to hold an orgy in?

It is unnecessary to say anything about freshman courage; the college can judge that as it sees fit.

But one thing more, as to the "hic jacet." Is not this last attack the best way to stir up a real old-fashioned theatre party? If the custom was dead, why revive it again by trying to turn a quiet theatre party of forty fellows into a noisy revel of a whole class?


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