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THE MAKE UP OF CORNELL'S FRESHMAN CLASS OF NEARLY 800 AFFORDS GROUND FOR INTERESTING CONJECTURE.
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J'RESHMEN AT CORNELL
NEARLY ONE THOUSAND EN
TERED THIS YEAR.
THE FAMILIES THEY REPRESENT—
EXPERIENCES ACQUIRED AT THE
HANDS OF SOPHOMORES/
Ithaca. X. T.. Nov. 22 (Special).—
Trier* is a freshman, he sits over there:
He was raised on the bottle before he came here;
He misses his mamma, and doesn't feel well.
He soon will be "busted" right out of Cornell.
Oh. it's 1. -'. •"■ 4. we'll all <oin in line.
To the tun« of our "Profs." we'll all keep strict
Work like a Turk till your eyes ache like — any
It's a prar.d institution, this school of Cornell.
This verse, from a Cornell "class" song, has been
sung many times this fall, for a thousand fresh
men came to Ithaca at the beginning- of this col
leg<o year, in late September, and nearly eight hun
dxec! of them were admitted. It Is the largest
entering- class in the history of th.* up-State uni
versity, and after six weeks of college life the
youngsters are beginning to make themselves felt.
A few days ago the class, or at least a number
rt the boldest, stayed oat all night and plastered
the campus and town with the numerals "05." It
1^ true that on the following night the sophomores
captured enough freahmmen to paint green Ftripes
through the figures, but the freshmen are pleased
with themselves none the less.
The class of 'OS is the first class on which the
r.«wly adopted rales and regulations for freshmen
liave been tried. The law was laid down firmly
en thdr arrival, and as yet there has been little
serious Infraction. The most Important rule Is
that which requires freshmen to wear gray caps,
with black buttons atop, whenever they appear on
the street, except on Sundays. They cannot go
Yareheaded even. Thank 9to the Interest which
Ithaca, merchants take in student affairs, the caps
have a most appropriate green lining. At this the
freshmen were at first inclined to rebel, for on
THEATRICAL INCIDENTS AND NEWS NOTES.
" ACDFE) ' THE NEW PRODUCTION FOR THE WEEK— MRS.
FlSKirs DRAMA MUCH PRAISED FOR F/'S FIXE
STAGING— A DOG-PADDLE AFTER LOHENGRIN.
To-morrow night at ■ .'■ Madison Square Theatre
J.lebter & ■'••. will present Hiss Eleanor Rob«on
in a. dramatization of Miss Mary Johnston's DO el
"Audrey." The story of the book has been followed
pretty closely by Miss Harriet Ford and K. V.
Boddlngton, ho made the stage version, until th«
end, when they have caused the capture of the
half-breed and snared the life of Audrey, giving her
■afelj to her lover. The music for the play has
been specially composed by Henry K. Hadley. The
of Audrey by the minister, Eliot, in
Bruton Church has been made one of the episodes
of the play, and it caused, it is Bald, no little
«muFcm«?nt while the dramatic version was being
Kejiared. Miss Johnston in her novel composed no
►ermon for the preach* r. an oversight that Mis-
Ford felt bound to make up. Some discussion then
■.rose between the two women; the author thought
'hat it ■was her place to supply the missing phil
lipp!<\ Miss Ford was quite sure that the task lx»
longed »o her. 'For." said she, "am 1 not a de
fendant of Jonathan Edwards, and ! should like
to know who has a better right "to compose ■ ser
mon like this than one of his line?" This was an
trpjment hard to refut*. And the stage sermon Is
thf- work of Miss Ford.
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Mknr.si/iuk* . .Jane* ¥.. Wilson
•'•ar. llugor. Kre.Jerirk Perry
<:!i«on Dard'n. . . : George Woodward
Mr. Eliot Forrest Robinson
0-lon»! FSynJ , Lauren Re
tries Staa Prank Lamb
WUIl«.m Goocb W. E. Butterfly Id
Mr. ii, .j. elli T. M. Huntir
Mr. Travli James O'Neill. Jr.
Mr. \** ......... John Dean
M- Y. »rard ■ N'-wton Brown
V- Corbln. . .... Freemen Barnes
Tf.e Constable Harry Warner
•*.-. An-.:- ■• Fop Charl«-» Marriott
Tn«. ffl»rv«mlth . William Story
A Youth Artryle Campbell
Evelyn 8yr«l ... .aabme Johnson
3>»V>rah bardT. .Ada Dwy«r
Mre. £tagr Ann" Caverly
Ume. Ejrd...... Helen Robertson
UtrtKa .larjuelin ... . Gertru'Je <)h*»n
The Quaker' y« G^raHlne Furlong
TVjr s> '.". <:on»tanr« Berry
A'j«jr»-.-. ;..;.-; Eleanor Robeon
*'!*--■«-— Virginia. Tim*— l 727.
Probably the most talked of play of the many
produced ... week was Mrs. Plaice's version of
Paul HeysVs "Mary of Magdala," which was
»hown in this city on Wednesday at the Manhattan
Theatre, where it will run for some time. An
elaborate production had been promised for the
<!fama; but that la not a new. thing for managers to
Promise; sad novel and artistic effects of light and
'ettings were spoken of; but of them, too, we seem
'o have heard before. That Mrs. Fiske more than
fulfilled all promises, however, seems to be the ver
*tef of those who have seen the play. In the second
*ct, for example, the great pillars which support
'he roof do not rely on the painter's skill In shad
: - % to gain their effect; they are actually round
columns, glistening In the light and simulating
warble on the reverse side as well as on the face
which fronts the audience. And these same pillars.
which are in the house of the young; Roman, are
unmistakably Graeco-Roman In design, while those
! '' the home' of Mary are untouched by the Greek
Influence betraying their origin In the I>onp Caj>
'rvity. In Egypt and the Orient. It takes twenty
four stage hands to set up these interiors: but they
*re bits of history when put in place. The stage
• hairs are designed from relics In the Vatican
.Museum The light effects of the production too.
have caused no little admiring comment, especially
Hut imperceptible passage from light to complete
"larknesi during the scene of Judas « i temptation,
The ordinary stage transition from light to dark or
hack again Is a thing of Jerks; you feel each
separate light go out. as you see i!..- hand of a
•treat clock Jump the minute*. But on Mrs. Fiske,
'tag* the light dies Imperceptibly, as tin- hand of a
"• - watch moves up the dial *»*•■ A™*,'" 10 .,?**
Mack night the high priest enters with a tiny lamp
■nd holds it up to the face of the betrayer .A .point
of white light, the glimmer of the pr ««y robe and
«he dark, for boding face of Judas alone are^visible
■• the black curtain rushes down. Mrs. I- lake has
riven the public something solemnly to •*}<»■ and
"•her manager*, it is to be hoped, something sol
emnly to think about.
Th* coming of Mr. Mansfield was the topic of
reminiscent conversation at a college club In this
'•Hy the other day. for on m«r» than one occasion
<" th, past th« army of 'Richard .III" has been
r«rrulte^ from Harvard or Tale. Foroeone, reca )«•<!
<** "14 shwr told by Post " " revival of "Julius
' *t*r In Boston years *V». « "•" half the •' * r "
ki»«Md to b- Har -strd men and half roughs from
celebration days they would be ashamed to turn
their caps Inside, out.
Ten years a " one would have said that an
entering class a thousand strong was impossible
for Cornell. Now, in Ithaca. they are wondering
■when th» Increase is going to stop. it appears as
if almost every man was sending: his son to col
lege these days, and it will not Vie very long before
A. B. degrees are as common a<- high school
diplomas used to be. There was a time when col
lege students were the sons of men in the pro
fessions and in more profitable lines of trade. There
has been .-1 change,
Take the entering class at Cornell, for instance,
in which every State in the Union is represented
The fir.-st freshman a Tribune correspondent met
was the son of a carpenter. Not a contracting
carpenter, but an ordinary, every-daj carpenter,
who works for day's wages when the weather will
permit. He was living in the same house with a
son of a New-York banker. Across the street
from them was the son of a cobbler In a little
town in West New-York. The cobblers son is cal
culating on paying most of his expenses by work
done out of study hours. These three, had become
frionds. and will probably continue such. There
was a time when the sons of carpenters and cob
blers did not go to college at all, to say nothing of
chumming with the sons of rich bankers
One can tell a. Cornell freshman when he sees
him on the street by the aforesaid cap, and a
Tribune correspondent stopped ten of them, one
after another, as they were leaving the campus
after a period. "What does your father do for a
living." was the first question he put. and it was
followed by, "How much have you got for your
The. questions were rather peculiar ones to ask
point blank, but the freshmen are used to persona]
questions by the time they have Oiled out all the
blanks which the university authorities desire. The
answers came readily enough and in thin order:
"Banker— Jl. .■<<»■ a year." '•Farmer -MOO a year"
"Broker— a year." "School teacher— !?/>) and
a scholarship." ■i 1i 1 It! Lan— All I can spend."
"Mason— (200 a year and what I make." "Farmer—
$500 a year." "Father dead— Working my way with
a scholarship to help." "Merchant — JI.'V'O a year"
"Minister— SsM a year."
The only boy who hesitated a! giving his father's
occupation was the son of the politician. Perhaps
he did not know just what answer to give. Any
way, he was a. "fresh" freshman, and he will prob
ably make a fool of himself with that "all I can
Bast Rust'ii). The Harvard m'-n naturally con
stituted th-mselves one army l^i by Mar.- Antony
and a hull pup. and the toughs fornr <1 the opprpsi
tlon. There was a battle on the sta>\.-» which ex
<•_■«-■ p<i«>rj the wiiiiept idfa: of the realists.
"But." said r 'P9 man. "you shoulii have be^n
■with us one nißiit when we 'suped' In Walter l)arn
rosch's German opera at the Hoy.":. Theatre. The
optra was 'Lohengrin.' and. led hy 'Scrappy* Kr.ih.
tree, we secured every super'i position in th-- pro
duction. We enjoyed It Immensely at first, for tiu
sensation was new to iii"M of us, aril it nraa fun
to hear the singers before the curtain rose B<
thplr voices up anti down the scale, limbering up
for action. Bui the opera dragged on long pan
, w.- grew tired. 'Scrappy' especially became
r«.=tl«-s.-. for he i ext morning
and didn't know any too much about the subject.
So when the flnal curtain descended »•» .ill in.-i<i<
a rush for our dressing toon Lhrough th^
winK.'; ;iil except 'Scrappy.'
"He thought he would save time by jumping into
the river down which 'Lohengrin' had sailed. Bui
he wasn't quick enough, and when the curtain was
for the encore, tln^re wit" th* head and
shoulders of Bralntree visible t" the »>ntire audi
ence, apparently rising out of the ».ii<-r. 'Scrappy'
heard the titw-r. He rose nobly to tn<- occasion.
He did not <ii.. P out of Bight, he uid nol rush to
the wins- He struck out with buth ;irm< in a per
fer t imitation of a swimmer, and ;is he slowly
vanished down stream. In pursuit or l^ohengrin,
he changed his stroke to a dog paddle The audi
ence forgot the slhkts. the atr.f,": hands forgot
the curtain, all eyes were on 'Scrappy. 1 and a roar
<,T applause went up But 'Scrappy' never Rot an
other chance thnt winter to 'supe' In grand opera."
In another week we ar* to see another produc-
Uon Which Also promises high artistic merit in
costumes and setting* us well .i- In acting, for on
December l Mr. lianafleld brltiß.; to the Herald
Square, his revival <«f "Julius <ipsai for which
thY scenery has been designed by A Im;i-T :id<'ma
irfaose studies and paintings of classic Rome are
world famous The .-al<: of seats begins to-morrow
Philip Hfcle quotes with considerable glee a criti
cism of thf Bostonlans which appeared In an
Atcbison paper recently. Mr. Hale admires it. so
be say= because he Bnds In it both unconventlon
ality "and the p-rsonal note. That hii admiration
may be shared by others, we are glad to r. print
The Bostonlans came and went, That Is about
all worth mentioning. There was a good many of
them more than there were last season. Miss
Hilda Clark's knee, which was sprained last year
and who failed to register at that time In conse
quence, seems to be still out of training, as she
had not caught up with the company as yet. Don t
think that any of the aggregation ever saw Boston.
except Grandpa Barnabee. perchance. The antedi
luvian made a very clever and effective curtain
spiel before they turned on the current, explaining
the shortage of well known artists who travel iv...
weeks behind the main bunch, evidently. He did It
v, -v well but as he rehearses the matt.:- at each
stand he'should get the effect he doe.^ as no one
accepts the. bo* office offer. Another chamberma .1
evidently joined at Topeks and it was evidently
her first night in public song, as well as tights
She was continually trying to hide behind the front
rank of seasoned coryphees, who were as busy
shoving her in front. "The Globe" stated that
rathw Barnabee said that they had started from
Boston with a double set of principles. Well, prob
ably they did, and lost the best set along the road.
a" the" had a poor s.:t here. Vale. Barnabee! «"a 1
again n*"t season, and bring Miss Van Studdiford.
When Miss Viola Allen was In Rome la»( summer
she visited all the places mentioned In Hall
Calnes story. -The Eternal City." Miss Allen
spent four weeks in Koine, and in that time closely
Inspected the houses and oth-r important places
which were to be represented on the stage. The
borne of Baron Bonelli Is on the Piazza St. Peter.
where Rossi addressed the populace and attempted
to stop the procession of the Pope and to appeal
to the Holy Father In person. It is from the bal
cony of "Baron Irene's gloomy P alac« that Bon
a th«.ir friends overhear Rossi and
,„," Ron,. *« h :*&i^&?£%°£ ma T&Z
!' ts , ln^' » Dal.*, "r tiJ P «« "«Mn X ih» same
1« to da, a ,°'r.\- and reception room, gorgeously
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. .NOVEMBER 23. 1902.
UREWSOXTE SURPRISE F<>U A 'FRESH" FRESHMAN
Skull laid on his lounge and a gravestone ci .1 the head
speini" allowance. The minister's son added that
the corporation had raised his father's salary (300
a year for the four years hi was to spend at Cor
nell, otherwise hi could not have come.
All this shows a healthy spirit or" democracy-^
proves that the advantages which a college educa
tion gives are no longer confined to the favored
classes What is true of Cornell Is true In a
greater or less degree of Yale. Harvard, Princeton,
Columbia and the other great universities. In the
State Institutions of higher learning In the West
the sons of poor nun. of men who toll with their
muscles instead of their brains predominate in
even a more pronounced manner.
The freshman of to-day Is just as much a fresh
man as he ever was. He does the same verdant
things that were done by men of entering classes
twenty years ago; he makes the tame mistakes
and has the same exalted opinion of himself. In
the old days the sophomores used to "haze" the
particularly "fresh" members of the entering class,
and it was as entertaining for them as It was
agonizing for the freshman. The faculty, like most
other faculties-, frowned on "hnzing." and as an
organized Institution it has ceased to exist The
"fresh" freshman of to-day is "horsed."
Fond mothers may find considerable difficulty In
distinguishing between oldtlme "hazing" and mod
em "horsing." The difference all lies !r. the degree.
"Horsing" is never carried too far A first class
man who persists In sitting In the front row of th
only playhouse !:i Ithaca is likely to be punished.
The wily "sophs" may visit hi* room In hip ab
sence, place a skeleton on- the couch adorned with
pillows made by his several best girls, ami place
Bt the head a gravestone stolen from a neiKhbor
iiiK cemetery. The nervous system of the green
one receives a shock.
If he drifts into tli<- Dutch Kitchen or the sacred
s< Hm: KROM "THE EfERNAL CITY." VIOLA ALLEN \M> KDWARD MORGAN
oi upied 1 ) Ur. i laini when in Rom<
terial for lus book. The studio In his hous«
nllv overlooks the Coliseum, as ii i- pictured In the
play. M;s--- Allen also visited th- piazza Navona
where tii>- home of David Rossi stands. This house
exists- exactly as described by Mr. Calne, and In
the pia\ the rooms are accurately reproduced.
Miss Allen's engagement :it the Victoria i- draw-
Ing full houses ulghtly.
Daly'a Theatre will be given over to the Phi
I'eit.t Theta fraternity on Thanksgiving Eve. This
will be one of the few times, if not the onlj time,
a college fraternitj has engaged s New- York
theatre, Those outsiders fortunate enough to get
In will be treated lo an entertainment novel In
this city. The management of Daly's Theatre and
the management •■!' "A Pountrj Girl" will pul on
special features that evening.
The return of Bob Hllllard to the it age under
the management of Rich & Harris Is marked b; an
Interesting coincidence. Just ten years previous
to the da; ' • entered Into
an agreement with the same firm, h; which Hill
lard and John M ; " be Btarr«»d In a r>'-.'
by Maurice Barrymore. When the time came for
Barrymore to furnish lh< t.hi \ . however, it was
still in the form ■ nly. and the plan
was dropped, onlj to i,.. revived after n laps< of
ten years, when the brilliant man who caused the
nrst'failui-" had passed from th< ever.
To-morrow evening ihr New-York Theatre will
once more house a musical comedy, so called,
"Sally in Our Alley,"' which was seen for
w< -ks earlier In th« fall at thi Broad waj The
price of seats "ill be lower thai, at other houses
blong the line, H l" i ri?- ii.> highest
The Circle Thtatre, ii BroaOwaj mU Sixtieth-st.,
will oj" n is ;: stock 'io.-r on Wednesday evening
with -i performance of Bronsoi Howard's
tocrai \ " Miss Bijou Fernandez, who was one of
the redeeming features of •Hearts Aflame." will
head the company. Weekl? bill will be
the rule, i"ii only plays of the better sort will be
To-morrow ulghl Mrs. Osborn makes a nioinoa
tous change ■•' l)ill at lei Play House <ju.-u off
Fifth-aye.. you know). The most momentous part
of the change i.» In the title, which becomes, In
stead of '/Tommy Rof. f "Fad and Folly." Of
course, fail and folly Isn't tommy rot. so that one
can at once grasp what a revolution Kirke La
Shelle and Paul West have wrought in the piece.
Miss Blanche Ring will continue to sing her <•!,!
songs, and will also sing a new one by the com
poser of the "Good Old Summer 'run- called
"1 overs' Roost." Newcomers in the oast are Harry
Conor who will play the part of Hesekiah Goop. a
man beset by microbes, and Felix Haney. who once
played HI Holler In "Way Down Bast." Tie will be
a rural messenger boy In "Fad and Folly."
•Alt Heidelberg," the beautiful play of German
Student life which has be««n filling the Irving Place
Theatre for sis weeks, will be continued for an
other week. To-day the Bhubert Brothers are
prayerfully considering two Kt, tis:!i versions of the
drama, one of them by. Aubrey Bouclcauit ; but they
may not accept either. The difficulty of preserving
drinking room at "'/ink's" without first having
secured the protection of an upper class man. it Is
more than likely that the "sophs" will call when
he is in quarters. He is "persuaded" to put on his
"beautiful" cadet uniform and drill for an hour,
The setting-up exercises occupy most of t he time.
and the task may be finished off nicely by sending
him through the manual of arms with a broom for
his gun. No one must think for a moment, how
ever, that this la hazing.
Persistent offenders are more severely handled.
though not along the line of bodily punishment. It
hurts to stand on the top of .t fence and deliver
one's graduation oration before a crowd of fellows
who have be.n in college ;i year or two longer
than the speaker. When one delivered ii before an
admiring crowd in the opera house at hoi he
was proud of it. Then the effort seemed to him to
be wonderful, and worthy of a place In the book
entitled "World's Greatest oration. 1 ;." from which
he had slyly taken certain passages. Hut from
the top of the fence, looking down on that terribly
cynical sophomorlc crowd, one was much ashamed.
This delivering nf orations is the usual punish
ment for wearing a "prep" school pin or sweater,
than which nothing is more .■-••■. •■! frowned upon.
Some festive seniors forgot their dignity a few
evenings ago. and gave a society eager "fresh" the
time of his life. He started hunting for .<. girl th.
day be arrived In Ithaca; and was not long In
finding one. lie wanted •■• ink" her somewhere,
and t!i.> girl suggested "IJeo's.'' Now. "Leo's" Is a
dancing academy; which has th« full sanction of
the faculty, and afli r making due inquiry the
Me finished the first dan md was looking for
ward to an evening of unalloyed bliss, for the t;irl
did not know another man in the room. He was
gloating over the fact that he would have all the
dances, when a senior called him across the room.
"My son, don't you think it would be nice If you'd
Introduce me to your girl?" he said.
The freshman could think of no way out of the
difficulty, and with the best possible grace took
him across the room and Introduced him. The
senior Rave a "high sign" aivl seven of his class
men joined tli«in and were presented. The "fresh"
• mosphi n of Ih< original In Ki'pii
atmosphere which Is so much ;i part "t the plaj
1 ;.n it- loss would seem Irreparable, may restrain
them. On December 'i \\<n- Cpnried will produce
Ludwlg Do . ■ "Dei Ku: . ■■• or the standard
pi lys of I lungarlan llt( r
To-morrow at the Irving Place Theatre will occur
the professional ■ iatln< •■. given by Her- i 'onried at
the request of many New-York actors and man
agers. -The programme:
I. "Above Human Power." l>y Bjoernson (Act I),
with Misses Hermlne Warna, <;r.t.- Kupfer. Marie
Reichardt, and Alexander Rottmann and Richard
11. "Alt Heidelberg." comedy by Meyer-Foerster
(Act Hi. with Mis-. - Hedwlg yon Ostermann.
Georglne yon Jantischowßky-Xeuendorff, Marie
Klerschii' r. and John Feiste). Max Haenseler,
Franz Kit rs.-hn»r. \V illy Frey, Julius Ascher. <>tto
Retmann Matthias Claudius, Vladimir Hehamberg,
Richard Hchlaghamrr, lleinrich Habrlrh and tli^
entire company; also students from Columbia and
other universities in the cast.
ill. "Th' Night of Si Bartholomew." historic
play, !>y Albert Lindner (Act \i with Heinrlcii
1 '.•!:, i...i Alexander Rottmunn. Matthias Claudius,
Eugen llohenwart. Richard Schlaghanver. Vladimir
Srhamlieri;. Otto Meyer, and Misses Bertha Rowo,
Agnes Bu iger and 1 ! rminc Warua In leading roles,
nd the entire company.
Mrs Pali ick Campbi , 1 t tin I iai !-~m
Opera Hoi ■ 1. . Her m ■ I idlng man.
Ire.i Kerr, ia now with her. and will appear .is
Mr. Tanqu ;.:.' "Th< Jo; of Living" will ! ■•- .
for tin. ■ perform: - and ' 1 S 0 i-l Mrs
■ ■ for two. "Aunt ill !■>• n>\ en
once and .M.i^. ! ■ 01 ■ it th< rhanksgivlng
m a t in<
.1 .; 111.- X ilacketl i::- been pla lug to c-apacity
«c- k a ' W allaek's. Abe re "The
1'; \~'.-" has only Live riion week
Attractions thai hold ovrr:
"Iris" at the Criterion, last two weeks
"Dm Barrj "at th • Belasco. last week.
Faversham at the Kmpire in "Imprud
Las- week of -Mrs. 1..- Moyi ;.t the Garden!
VVe< don Grossmith at the Princess.
•A Country Girl" at Daly's. Dainty light opera
Mabelle (Jill an at the Bijou in "The Mocking
Bird." Unoriginal comic opera.
"A Chinese Honeymoon,*' at 1 ':. Casino Deserv-
Ing its long run.
Miss Barrymore in two plays, well contrasted. ;«t
Miss Mannerlng-' at the Garrlck: In "The Stub
bornness of Geraldine." the latest Fitch produc
Last week of "Sherlock Holmes" at the Knick
erbocker, with Mr. Gillette as the great detective.
"The Silver Slipper." with large cast and ex
pensive settings, at th. Broadway; a comic opera
by the authors of "Plorodora."
"The Ninety and Nine" hi the Academy. Good
melodrama, with .1 locomotive.
Chauncey Olcott at the Fourteenth Street, in a
popular Irish play.
Weber and Fields In "Twirlj Whirry" and two
Mrs. Fiske In -a superb production ■■' "Mary of
Magdala" M the Manhattan. .
•>n i">". ■- ii- i"- r t -ir the Kulckerbockei Mr ■,•■•■''
win and Uisa Clliott appear In "Tin Ai'at of
A <;i£Ol r OF l.oiilU.Y BKCIOKS
• ' freshman awe and admir 1
felt that tilings wen not going quite right. He
was sure of it when the senior sooke.
"Now-. Miss Smith. I will take the second dance,
and the other fellows will follow me In order of
introduction. If you will allow us."
Miss Smith was delighted, and tin- "fresh" looked
bored, but said nothing He was leaving the 1 danc
ing floor for the smoking room when one of th
seniors called him back "You'd better sit here
and see what a fine dancer your partner is." he
said. The seniors kept guard over him in turn, and
he hardly appreciated the smiles which the girl
threw his way every little whil".
At last the eighth man had finished his .lance,
and the freshman thought his ordeal was over.
Not so. "Don't you think yon had better apologize
to your girl now." saW th. senior who planned the-
Incident. "You've been away from her ion* con
The freshman apologised in his humblest tone,
and ill- girl giggled back, "Don't mind. Willie. 1
didn't miss you."
Many are the jokes, practical and otherwise,
which are played on the new men In the first few
weeks. M..-.: of them an old and bearded, but
they work just as well as ever. There was. for in
stance, an enterprising "soph" who charged 1"
cents admission to McGraw Hall from all freshmen
ho desired to enter. Several Jfresh" were sent
to Sage College to register after having: their card
countersigned by a self-appointed campus guard.
The favorite Joke has to do wit Register David
Hoy, who is popular with the students In spite 01
the fa. that he sen. is out the "Lust" notlces<-the
cards which send deficient students home to think
it over. The freshman is usually anxious about his
high school marks, and the entrance examinations
which the murks do no. COVfcr. He is always open
to a bit of advice, and there are no end of tmrter
graduates who are ready with it.
"If you Just tip 'Davy' it will be all rlgM.'.' they
say: "he can rush you through In r.o time."
"How much should 1 Rive him." asks th->
"fresh." , .
"Oh. 'Davy' is not grasping; a quarter la enough,
An.l the confiding "babe" tills out hi* can! an.l
passes it in With a quarter, which is promptly re
turned with a .- mill and the suggestion that the
treasurer receives a II funds*.
At least one freshman went to call on President
Schurman the very lirst .lay. because a sophomore
told him it was the proper thins to do. Oh, such
They have asked the usual "trouble" questions
and the trouble lias fallen on them hard. For in
stance, over hi the Slbley blacksmith shop is an
instructor named Granger. For years anywhere
from ■■ dozen to a score of freshmen have asked:
"Mr. Granger, how- would you weld a ring In a
bull's none?" He burns them with a hot Iron, al
most, if hi catches tht-m. Another of these ancient
and honorable questions is given to those who want
to get a "pull" with Dr. Hitchcock, the man who
gives out sii-k excuse* to lazy students who take
too many cuts. It goes this way: "Doctor. If you
were examining a one-armed man, would you give
him an 'incomplete' And so it goes, until the
freshman becomes :i soqihomr.re, and in turn has
That the reader may not get the i.lea that all who
offend against college spirit are freshmen, and
that the punishment is confined to them. It may
be v ell to tell the story of a certain officer In the
Cornell cadet corps who is having Just now a
harder time than ever fell to the lot of the "green
est. " "freshest', 1 freshman.
In order to understand the situation, one must
remember that military drill is the scorn and con
Friendship." and on the following evening at the
Garden, Mr. WUlard will begin a month's etrgjlge
ment with a performance of "The Cardinal. ' On
Monday evening, In Boston, "The Bird *:■. the
Cage." by Clyde Fitch, will be produced, and on
the same day Mips Kllzabeth Tyre* begins re
hearsals for her new play l>y Miss Furniss 1 allcil
"(Jretn.i Green." On December 3, at Betasco will
b« shown Miss Bates" in "The Darling of the
At the American this itf»k the play wi'l be
At the West Em] Theatre Are You a Mason?"
will be shown.
Ted Marks Is to move his Sunday concert? over
to the New-York Theatre on December 11.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" wiil be tlv" « "■■•
irig of tho Donnelly Stock Company at the Murray
Hill Theatre. Henry V. Donnelly will be Sir .lohn
Falstaff: rtaip'i Stuart. Mr. Foird: Laura Hope
<"rews. Mlstri -- Ford, and Rose Smart. Mistress
Opening with a Monday matinee. "The Game ol'o 1 '
Life." a drama with scenes laid in America
and England, will be seen at the Third Avenue
IV Kolt.i continues at the K.len Mu?£e.
For the last wevk in November H. F. K.ith offers
the Rossow Midgets, Llliputian athletes ait.l co
medians; Eddie Girar.l iii.l Jessie Gardner, with
their one act farce "The Soubrette an.l the C'bp";
Janet Melville and Kvie Stetson, comediennes and
vocalists; W. 11 Murphy and Blanche Nichols, tn
their sketch "The Bifurcated Girl." an.l others,
Mr. and Mrs Mai Murphy in "The Seventh
Son head th« week's bill at Pastors.
"Rosedale". 1 will be given at Proctor's Fifth Ave
nue. "The Stranglers of Paris is booked at the
Fifty-eighth, and "1...-; in Siberia" at One-hun
dred-ana-twenty-flfth-st. At Twenty third -i vau
deville will, as usual, compose the bill.
TO PIND BICHKS IN LAKE.
PROJECT TO I'KMN SHEET <>1 WATER
IN COLOMBIA, WHERE \VI l\ KS
1 1 1 1 » TREASURES.
Pi . .;. , . .1 ■ no countrj "ii earth Is ni"re generally \
unknown to th.- re of the world than the Republic ■
of Colombia^ It i.s tli r northernmost land of South
Ami li. in earlier times Ii was called New-Gra
nada. It stretches up through the Isthmus of Pan
ama 10 the northward am! southerly to ECcuador j
and Brazil. Overrun though it was by the Span- ■
lards from the earl) days afirr the discovery of
America, Its interior is it present almost as much
a land of mystery to the outside world ;-s Central
Many centuries ago— legend itself does not hint
from hat prehistoric age-^ there dwelt in the vast '.
plains of the \ii.l-s. two miles above the level of |
the sea. a nation of Indians. >•: their religion little j
Is known, yet one of Its monuments to-day is the !
sacred lake of Guatavita.
This little lake. 10,000 feel above the sea. lies not j
more than fifty miles from the lofty city of Bogota,
the capital of the republic. It is nearly circular, !
only about a quarter of a mile in diameter,* and ;
not more than forty-rive feet at its greatest depth, j
Tnis lake, with its almost ice cold water, has no j
known Inlet or outlet. Fresh an.l pure as a run- j
nlng river, walled In on all sides by rugge 1 hills, it |
was regarded In those forgotten centuries as the
home of a deity.
Annually from Immemorial ages it was the Indian
custom to descend over the hills anil visit' the
region with golden offerings to propitiate the v.d
whose home was supposed' to be in th» waters of
the l-ike of Guatavlts Once every year the kin«
of the land was anointed with oil and then pow
dered with goKl dust, in which condition he was
propelled in a canoe to the centre of the lake. The J
multitudes of his subjects meantime gathered along j
the shore. At a given signal the kins plunged into j
the lake and the gold 1 dust from th body of this '
"F.l Dorado" was washed away as an offering to '
the god. At the same signal the throng upon the
shore turned their backs and threw- their on>riiii£*
of gold and silver and emerald* over their shoul
ders hit" the water.
Base raid mine? of great importance are in «he
nearby recess* a of the Andes. it is l-eliever| that
In/emeralds alone '■• say nothing of z»UI an.l silver
ornament", millions of dollars In \alus still 1!» at
tempt of nine out of ten of the students who have
to drill. The tenth Who llkea it usually becomes
one of the officers, and some of them ar<» veritable
martinets. A chap wh» is having a hard tim» is a
senior in one of the colleges, and. vastly more im
portant to his military distorted mind, he Is a
colon. •! In the cadet corps. The temporary au
thority which comes with the office does not set
well upon him.
A few weeks ago a private in the rear rank was
caught in some breach of discipline, an.l the- cadet
colonel started to dress him down. The private
told the officer to go to a hotter place than can
with propriety be mentioned In a drawing room.
Then lv refused point blank to obey an order.
The cadet officer sent for the commandant, an
olflcer in the United States Army, who is sta
tioned at Ithaca. "What is your name?" asked
. "I refuse to answer." said the rebellious student.
"Are you a student?!
'No, I .1111 net."
! The lie was obvious and if the private had not
been excited be would have told the truth. As ••
was. the commandant drew his sword and an
nounced that the private was under arrest. At
that the student boli-d m> the campus, with trie
I Officer in pursuit. Th- cadet corps disorganized to
watch the race
It happened that the flight led past the •;»<> of
trie dean of the. faculty, an.l that dignified official
was ju,t ccraing f.-rth. "Stop that man:" cried
the commandant. "Stop. <t'." thundered th-- dean.
The student stooped. "I recognize your author
ity, sir." hi said, "but n">t his."
The student was suspended for one year, sand th»
cadet officer became more unpopular than ever.
Two weeks ago he found some juniors front th» .Me
chanical Engineering College playing football or
the campus at a point where he elected 10 drill
his company He ordered them off. They did not.
move fast enough to suit him. and the "six were
reported. The r.ext day they had the pleasur* of
explaining to tre committee on student co'nducr.
which i.s rather an ordeal, even if une is innooent
and comes off jo proved.
After that the seniors in the particular college
m which the cade: officer is registered, sent him
to Coventry. They simply cannot s<--» him when
he pusses and refuse t,» speak to him. In the
morning the blackboards are decorated with warn
ings. "Beware of Colonel " •Hist: Her*
comes the martinet:"
i But the freshmen will take what earnest their
way with as good grace as possible, and they
have the satisfaction of knowing that in anotheV
year their places will be taken by a new set-thos«
who are now seniors in high and preparatory
schools. In the mean time they are enjoying- them
selves with feasts in their nwjms when boxes ar»
sent on by affectionate mothers, and with "wet
feasts" from the corner drug store when the h<?T
is not forthcoming. They can _-■■ to Percy Fleid
.md admire lordly seniors, and they can be of vast
service to Cornell by playing on the scrub teams
and growing up Into respectable sophomore* Just
as fast as the three terms will let them.
THt: HITTER PART.
From The Chicago Record-Herald.
"The future." said the poet, "will gue me mv
"Yes." his wife bitterly replied, "but that was r
, liel], us any in tlie effort to get a little plain stun"
| to eat at present."
the bottom of tnis lake. 'me emeral.f taken from
the lake and valued at the equivalent of f&.OQO i-t
now among the crown jewels of Spain.
■When Quesada, the Spanish general, came Hi
conquer this land, the private wealth of the native*
and all the treasures of their temples are said to
have been taken here an.J cast under the protection
Of the jjm.J.
Quesada lantle,] at Santa Maria :r. the year 15Ci
and was two years in reaching the plain* of Pogota.
Slowly ho cut Ms way through the virgin forest*
up the Magdalena, tor six hundred miles or mor-?.
and then, attracted by tal^s of the riches that
awaited his plundering han.l on tho upper piain?,
livi climbed with his army over the thre» riiigp*
of the Amies that intervene,]. He was then es
corted by Indians who were friendly to the tribes
about the I.ake of Guatavita. and by these Iridtat:.*
was taken past the Temple of Tunja— th~ obje<-r
being to prevent the Spaniards from rindirg or.t
whore their great treasures were concealed. 7t
wa-« then, after the Spaniards had passed, tha:
rearing their return, these treasures were carrie.i
to Lake Guatavita and thrown into the waters
It la recorded In the history of Pedro Simon thar
tne cacique of Simtjaca alone sent forty loads b>
forty Indians, each carrying one hundred pound
and this statement he proves by the nephew- a n.:
successor of that cacique who escorted the treas
ure. The legend is that one s.->M chain cast Into
the lake wis so heavy thu it required » hundred
m.-n to carry it. Of course, mis la.-t story must b-->
mythical bur the fact -.--mains thai million? <>r
dollars" worth ,<t emerarda and gold were at this
time buried in the take of Guatavita.
At various times in the p.-rio.) of a •lundred an I
fifty years since the Spaniards discovered what the
Indians h.iil done they have endeavored t'> |n«vi
the lake by cutting a we.i-«- shaped iJepre«air.n In
one side of it. hoping thereby to drain the lak ■
as it is several hundred feet hlsher than the <iur
ronnding plain. They have, however, merely suc
ceeded In lowering th.' level about eighteen f«>et.
The tax"s paid to tiie Spanish Government jhnw
thai the value of the col-] an.l emerald* removed
by the Spaniards must have bet-n between Ji,O i ■ > , I > l '>
It is not unlikely that l*»for<» another summer
the Lake of Guatavita will have disappeared an-!
Irs. treasures been removed. The lake is now under
the control of an English company, with a capita!
of £3f>.oQo>, which :s endeavoring to i!ra;:i it by jnear>
of a tunnel etiteri:isc the bottom.
A letter re?enfly received from the Cnnsu! dm
er.il of Ecuador at Bogota. dated September 3. l>ic.
tells of a visit just made by him to this like 1:1
company with the German Minister. He reports
that the shatt connecteil with the pronose.i funnel
— eighty-eight feet in depth— b finisher! ;>n<l tbat
onl\ about thre.- hmirfre.| ,nn«l rifty feet o-if of thfl
entire eleven hun-lre.l fe.-t of tunnel remain to b-»
excavated. The German minister Informed bis eov
eminent s.»nie months hs" of the supp»serj wealth
lying beneath these waters
A collection of gokl ornaments, tn.-tndin^ a gokl
raft with human fienres upon it and mrai'mus
C.i,l>. Was recently brought to New-Tort by a.
former consul ar Bnrranqullta, sml is norm at t*"*
American Museum of Natural Htatory. in this city.
TIK-se artf-'les w°re eatliere.i from rb<» sli'Tes ot
the like by Higinlo F.unch. of Bozora.
The mysteries >'f th!« geniiine Xl Dorad-"" will «or»T
be evposej. and after the treasures that have b»?™.
burie.i for so many centuries hnve beers delivered
t<> the commerce of the world It is hope.-j thar the
tunnel may be .-l^'e.i an.l the hidden springs of
water aeain allimcl rr. reyrore the l^tke pf G'lata-
Vlta to its pristine beauty.
TBl >MS LITTLE I.V.VS OF FRAXC€.^
"This rail about the decadence of those d<*lljht
: fill French and Eng =;i Inns is all nonsense.'" "ait
; a man who recently returne<l frpm a European
', trii>. "Tlie advent of the automobile was a sod-
I send to them. an<l their patronage h.is been sreat
, lv increased since pef.plc took to ridinc alon<
; those beautiful roada instead of mliizzins along on
I dirty, sooty trains.
; "And what charmimj old places those hotel* are!
• Then Immaculate antique furnishings'^ monstear
with his cheery srnil^-. the black eyed waiting m.iWI.
the awkward chore boy; there i.s a dciis;htfi:l
qnamtneaa about the place not to be found else
where. An<J after the ev»»>lng neal what ■ pleas
ure it is t>> sit on one ot those cosey porches over
looking the (jurer little town nestlej at the foot of
the gr-at chateau.
"Others may pass their time abroad in the pal.i
tial hotel? to br- t'omul in the cities, hut as
lor me. sive m^ on^t «;f the snus little inns hidden
away in the interior of France."
AX EFFECTIVE REMEDY.
"Those open smokiruj cars on the elevated r*ll
roail are positively disgusting!*! ex<-laime«i a tlis-
I'ijite of Mrs. Nation. "A woman can't sit anywhere
in >th last eight seats without getting her clothes
saturated with the fumes of tobacco!"
"It's a shame! saitl a devotee »t the filth."
weed. "The patience of women Is dimply marvel
lous! Why don't they boycott the after end of the
IM/\>/ '.»' l.f \SBEMKI in /./..<.
"These new submarine boat? barbarotia.**
s^l.i the boxintf master, "and ought to b* pr»
hiblte<l b\ ih nil"- of war."
"Wiv?" isked the TCUIIS enaisn about to tak*
"Be>aij;o th?> arc m*ant to strike l»»lr>T th"