It is with the greatest pleasure that we congratulate the Harvard speakers on their success in the debate last night. Their work showed careful and thorough preparation, and though the Yale men presented their side so well as to be almost convincing, we believe there were few people in the audience who did not approve of the decision of the judges.
It means a good deal for Harvard to win five successive debates. It really proves that in this sort of a contest Harvard is clearly Yale's superior. Of course it is perfectly possible for the Yale man to say that his college was not sufficiently interested to call out her real strength. This is quite probable, but with all respect to the men who spoke last night, it is equally probable that there are scores of good speakers at Harvard who have not come forward. Judging by the work of the debating societies in the two colleges, however, it is perfectly evident that the standard at Harvard is the higher.
Again we wish to thank the men who won the victory. It is sure to strengthen Harvard in the eyes of the public.