We quite agree with the correspondent of the Crimson in thinking that a full discussion of the question of withdrawing from the Inter-collegiate Base-Ball League will be of service to the representatives of Harvard at the base-ball convention, in helping them to determine the stand which they will take upon this question. When the subject was first broached we gave it as our opinion that any separate action on the part of Harvard would be unwise and arbitrary, inasmuch as it would be nothing less than an attempt to coerce the other colleges into her way of thinking. Since that time the question of dividing the league has been discussed in other colleges, and seems to meet with much favor. At Amherst and Dartmouth many favor the plan, and think that a league composed of these colleges and Williams would be an improvement so far as they are concerned over the present league in which their "nines" have no show for first or even second place.
It seems, therefore, that an attempt to dissolve the present league would be successful at the convention. And surely this would be a far better plan than for Harvard to withdraw alone from the league in the hope that Princeton, Yale and Brown would follow her and thus leave Dartmouth and Amherst in the lurch. We certainly think that a smaller league than the present one is desirable, since it would result in a closer contest for the championship. This, however, in largely a matter of opinion, and we shall be glad to publish the opinion of any one who entertains a different view of the subject.