Holiday celebrations get out of hand at a Boston hotel as young guests and employees brawl
Boston newspapers reported an altercation at a leading city hotel involving four young male guests, including several Harvard students. Two hotel employees had been celebrating when the young guests returned and a fight broke out. Several of the guests were badly beaten and one student fired three shots from a pistol. All recovered from their injuries and the two hotel employees were dismissed. (By John Osborne)
"A Serious Affray in One of the Boston Hotels," New York Herald, December 29, 1860, p. 4.