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From the St. Jame's Gazette.
The historical and other "facts"
given here are taken from school-bays'
Of whom was it said "He never
smiled again?" William Rufus
did this after he was shot by the
My favorite character in English
history is Henry VIII., because
he had eight wives and killed
Edward III. would have, been
King of France if his mother had
been a man.
Alexander the Great was born
in absence of his parents.
What followed the murder of
Becket? Henry II. received
whacks with a birch.
The principal products of Kent
are Archbishops of Canterbury.
The chief clause in Magna Char-ta
was that no free man should be
put to death or imprisoned without
his own consent.
Where were the Kings of England
crowned? On their heads.
What were the three most important
Feudal dues? Friendship,
What do you know of Dryden
and Buckingham? Dryden and
Buckingham were at first friends,
but soon became contemporaries.
What is Milton's chief work?
Milton wrote a sensible poem called
the "Canterbury Tails."
Give the names of five Shakespearean
plays. Macbeth, Mikado,
Quo Vadis, San Toy, Sign of the
An optimist is a man who looks
after your eyes, and a pessimist is
a man who looks after your feet.
A man who looks on the bright
side of things is called an optimist
and the one who looks on the dull
side is called a pianist.
"Ave Maria," a herder said,
One eve in sight of Santa Fe,
Where ground and blanket were
And all around his cattle lay.
"Ave Maria, full of grace"
How strangely solemn were the
In such a wild and dreary place,
Beneath the stars, among the
THE HONOLULU TIMES.
"Santa Maria, Mother of God,"
Angel-like breezes came to take
The words thus spoken from the
To yonder sky while yet he
"Prav ' for us sinners now," said
With earnest hope to be forgiven
While distant hills all seemed to
Steps leading from the plains to
"Pray for us in the hour of death,"
And softly still the murmuring
Until at last the lisping breath
Ceased with the sweet and holy
"Ave Maria" no more he said,
That eve in sight of Santa Fe;
When morning came a herder dead
Was found there where his .-attic
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FOR COLLEGE PRESIDENTS
A College Hazing We Approve.
Frank Hinkej', Yale, '94, a
famous football captain, told the
following story at a recent college
"It happened in 1892. Some
sophomores noticed that two pooi
country boys began their housekeeping
in a room on the ground
floor of one of the college halls,
with a miserable apology for a
bed, no carpet, no table, and only
two chairs as the sum total of thn'r
outfit. They proposed Vo board
themselves, but bad only a few
dollars for. their food during the
term. They expected hazing and
were not disappointed.
"One night the trembling youths
were summoned by a sophomore,
who as not ovcrcourteous, to go
to a room upwstairs. They obeyed,
pale -with fear. They were detained
about an hour, but were only
quizzed by the circle of students
ill the r.oom. Then they were released.
Entering their own apartment,
they were dazzled by a new
carpet, a tasteful bedstead fully
equipped, a study table, easy chirs,
a handsome drop-lamp, a bookcase
partly filled with books, a stove,
pictures on the walls, rugs, etc.,
while in a closet were enough provisions
to last a week."
Boston Herald, April 27.
As our paper goes every month
to all college presidents in America,
north of Mexico, we hope that
this re-publication of the above incident
may result in good.
SAVED HER NINE PUPS.
At the fire at "Tom" Earley's
place on La Grange street early
yesterday morning, the "colonel's"
celebrated bull terrier, Zola, performed
an act that deeply touched
those who saw it. Zola, who is
a registered dog, is the mother of
nine handsome little puppies and
has been caring for her happy
family, in the basement where the
When the alarm was given the
first attendant on the scene made
a rush for the cellar to rescue the
dogs. He met Zola staggering up
the cellar stairs with a puppy in
her mouth and discovered that she
had brought the entire family upj
one by one, to a place of safety.
Three of the puppies were in bad
condition from the smoke and the
little mother herself was very
weak from her efforts. The family
received the best of care and it is
hoped they will all pull through.
Meantime there is nothing too
good for Zola. Boston Herald,
"Ah! you do not know the Little
One yet. She is worth a study.
I painted her years ago 'La
a Sept Ans.' There was
not a picture in the salon that
winter that was sought like it. I
had traveled in Algeria then; I
had not entered the army. The
first thing I saw of Cigarette was
this! She was seven years old;
she bad been beaten black and
blue; she had had two of her tiny
teeth knocked out. The men were
furious, she was a pet with them;
and she would not say who had
done it, though she knew twenty
swords would have beaten him flat
as a fritter if she had given his
name. T got her to sit to me some
days after. I pleased her with
her own picture. I asked her to
tell me why she would not say who
had ill-treated her. She put her
head on one side like a robin, and
told me, in a whisper: "It was
one of my comrades because I
would not steal for him. I would
not have the army know it would
demoralize them. If, a French soldier
ever does a cowardly thing,
another French soldier, must not