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OLD TIME HAZING METHODS.
Some Citadel Forms of Initiating the
Charleston Evening Post.
The following has been written for
the Evening Post by an alumnus of
So far as the recent alleged hazing
at the Citadel is concerned, too much
attention seems to'have been attracted
to the incident and none should com
ment wildly. The fact is that in re
cent years hazing at the South Caro
lina Military academy has practically
disappeared. When young men are
gathered it is natural -to expect that
pranks will be played, but the more
serious methods of hazing have dis
appeared, so reliable cadets inform the
writer. In those days, perhaps, re
cruits suffered many miseries because
of the practices of the "old" cadets,
but -rhese harmful pranks -have ben
abolished entirely and if any hazing
exists it is merely of a harmless na
Victims of hazing, of course, are
not expected to see the mirth pro
voking features, but those who prac
ticed used to consider it great -fun.
To have a "rat" or '"plebe,' as recruits
are variously called, drink a mixture
of vinegar, molasses, water, coffee,
salt, 'pepper, sugar and other like
substances -funny, but to old boys it
was a rare mirth' provoker. Many a
recruit of a military school in other
'days can personally testify to the
taste of this concocti"on. None, so
far as the writer remembers, ever suf
fered illness from partaking. This
was one 'method of teaching a new
comer to be respectful to his seniors.
A popular form of enertainment
was the -three handed quadrille, in
-which two old cadets and one rat
danced. Recruits used to think it a
great honor to be invited to -dance
with a senior-before the nature of
the figure was learned. One by one
rats were admitted to a room. Com
pleting the circle first one cadet and
then the other would go through the
arms of his t,wo partners. and then
the rats turn came. As the recruits
ben-t over to pass through 'he was giv
en vigorous 'kicks 'by his partners and
told to sit in the corner and remain1
quiet, being permitted to watch oth-'
ers initiated into this popular dance.
Sandwiches weren't good eating,
btt they had many devotees.. First a
mattress, was spread upon .the floor;
-then came a layer of four ra'ts. Usu
ally four layers were used, a mattress
being on top. Old cadets would climb,
the pile and dance about wildly to the
discomfiture of the "meat" in the
Leap frog, was another form of di
vertisement and few recruits of other
days missed these 'frnctions. -Of
coturse.'an old boy was the' post. As
a recruit went over he feiz the br:>ad
side of swords and bayonets. Once
the writer recalls having seenl a blade
smashed on the back of a strappmng
recruit from the country, a youth ot
more -than six feet and built in pro
portion. The blow raised an ugly welt.
Midnight bed turning was a pretty
regular occu'rrence, 'but beeause of the
n 'se made it was dangerous, as t:he
be -turner -was liable to be caught
out 0of :his room, where 'his place was
abed. Catching the side of a cot a
brace of old cadets would quickly
turn the cot upside down and the
awakening rat would experience
queer sensations at finding his blan
kets under him and his mattress on
top. Cadets have a practice of creas
ing their dress trousers between the~
sheet and mattress and once the writ
er recalls a Beau Brummel sort of
chap who was very particular in this
respect. When a party, called in the
we sma' 'hours to invert his cot the
boy half awakened and' already on
-the floor, sang out: "For Lord's sake
don't turn me; I've got a 'dance to
morrow night and I'm creasing my
Another youngster was soundly
sleeping atop the press when the bed
turners entered his room. He had
climbed up to escape being inverted.
The -two turners caught the youth
by his head and feet, held him about
five feet above his cot and let 'him
To 'have a recruit for weeks on a
stretch sweep one's room, fetch one's
water 'and fuel, and perform other me
nial duties was common enough in
other days and many. of these rats
used to consider it somewhat in the
n.ar of an hono'r. A really efneint
Our second car of H(
when cotton goes.to 15
e have just receiv(
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your grain crop will pay
rat would be made to attend several
In the catalogue of hazing are many
methods and those outlined above
were the mort common in other days.
The writer does not attempt to re
veal the secrets of'certain forms, but .
merely gives the common forms, in
which no real harm centered. Because
of the present day pledge cadets of
any sense of honor can't 'indulge in
hazing. No longer when 'the first fin
ger of an old cadet is held up does C
the rat exhibit a piece of coke or other
substance, each finger having a mean
ing. No longer does the rat spell iis
name "J-sir-o-sir-n-sir-e-sir-s-sir-sir- r
sir-sir," instead he says simply,
Except in isolated cases in the days (
of hazing, recruits used stoutly to de
ny tha't they were being hazed. Once
an officer saw a youth -tied to a tran
som by his palms and asked if he had
hazed. The answer was to the effect
that the victim was trying to see how
strong his muscles were! As an offi
cer on guard one stormy night -the
writer heard a commotion on a corri
dor and, performing his duty, poceed
ed to investigate. As the room was
reached a ludicrous picture was pre- r
sent. A recruit's 'bed had been turned d
over an-' in falling t'he boy's nose had h
struck a chair and was very bloody.
Asked what the 'trouble was. he e
promptly answered that the legs of o
'his cot must 'be weak, since the cot n
had .tumbled down. When asked at 0
n official inquiry whether he had 'beeng
hazed a 'burly country lad had said
that he 'had not. .He tried to convince
the court of inquiry that he went tos
leap frog parties, sandwich functions
ad the like for tle pleasure of it
all. But hazing in its severest form
has disappeared. A man can't sign a
)ledge and take part in. hazing func
tions without breaking 'his word and a
few students. military or civil. will do n~
Pointed Paragraphs. 1
If you would catch a pretty girl use C
lattery for bait.
Now is a good time to quit 'talking'
one way and acting another.
Too many men worry over the busi
ness affairs of their neighbors.
W\henl a shiftless man dies it re- d'
lieves his wife of much responsibility. q
Some folks make a specialty of c
constructing molehills out of moun- e
t ai ns. c
But t'hc skin-deep 'leauty of a wo
mn may not be sufficient to hide her
Dont try to 'be anybody but your
SALE OF LAND.
I will sell at public outcry before
the courthouse at Newberry on sales
day in January, 19o6, within the legal
hours of sale the following lands of c
the estate of the late 3. L. Counts: I
Forty acres, more or less, near thE6
town of Prosperity, bounded by lands
of A. P. Dominick. J. C. Counts. L. V
M. Counts and others.
Eighty-eight acres, more or less, in
No. g township, bounded by lands of
Bennett Connelly, D. Henry Wheeler,
Robert Moore and others.
Terms of sale: One half the pur
chase money to be paid in cash, the ~
balance in twelve months. with' inter
est from day of sale at eight per cent
per annum, The credit portion to be<
secured 'by t'he 'bond of the purchaser(
and a mortgage of the premises-with I
leave to the purchaser to pay all cash
if he so desires. Purchaser to pay for
MIrs. L. M. Counts,
I Excutix of estate of J. L. Counts.
yrses and Mules just a
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ir Buggies, I
)d a car of TENNESS
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you. Yours to
You may have observed that an
asy-going man seldom gets very far.
A looking glass sel.dom shows a
woman as she would like to see her
Wise is the emplower who knows
iow to- do the things he employs oth
rs to do.
Last Hope Vanished.
When leading physicians said that
V. M. Smithart, of Pekin, Ia., had in
urable consumption. his last hope va
ished; but Dr. King's New Discovery
or Consumption, Coughs and Colds,
:ept him out of his grave. He says:
'This geat specific completely cured
ne, and saved my life. Since then, I
Lave used it for over 10 years, and con
ider it a marvelous throat and lung
ure." Strictly scientific cure for
,oughs, Sore Throats or Colds; sure
)reventive of Pneumonia. Guaranteed,
ic. and $1.00 bottles at W. E. Pelham
a Son's- drug store.' Trial bottle free.
If all marriages are arranged in
1eaven, his Satanic majesty must
iave an iiifluential-friend at court.
Kidney troubles 'often ends fatally,
ut by choosing the right.medicine, E.
.Wolfe, of Bear Grove, Iowa, cheated
eath. He says: "Two years ago I
ad Kidney Trouble, which caused me
reat pain, suffering and anxiety, but I
aok Electric Bitters, which effected a
omplete cure. I have also found them
f great benefit in general debility and
erve trouble, and keep them constantly
r hand, since, as I fine they have no
qual." W. E. Pe ham & Son druggist,
uarantees them at 50c.
The average woman worries when
ie is having a dress made, or when
he can't have one made.
A Daredevil Ride
ften ends in a sad accident. To heal
eidental injuries, use Bucklen's Ar
ica Salve. "A deep wound in my
oot, fromn an accident," writes Theo
ore Schuele, of Columbus, O0, "caused
me great pain Physicians were help
iss, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve qumekly
ealed it." Soothes and heals burns
ke magic. 25c. at W. E. Peihami &
All road overseers, who have not
one so, arc hereby directed and re
ired to perform the six days work
n their respective districts as requir
d by law and make their return on
r before the 20th day of December,
905. 3. Monroe Wicker,
Fred II. DNg;ick. Clerk.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notce is hereby given that the reg
ilar annual election of Mayor and
lderen of the Town of Newberry
vill be held in the council chamibers
m the -owelfthiday< of December, 1905,
rom 8 o'clock in 'the morning until
o'clock in the afternoon with Thos.
. Tarrant, Win. Shackleford and W.
1. Jones as managers.
By order of the Town Council.
Geo. B. Cromer,
Eugene S. Werts, City Clerk.
OTICE OF SETTLEMENT AND
Notice is hereby given that by order
f the Probate Court of Newberry
ounty I will make a settlement oi
Lhe estates of J. T. Enlow, on the 22nd~
lay of December, 1905. a.t io o'clock
n the forenoon, and that I will imme
:liately thereafter apply for a final
lischarge as guardian.
G. R. Hinn. Guardian.
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ive them climatized and
larness and I
EE Wagons and want to
I put your grain land in
UTY, S. C.
- Many a man who thinks himself a
born leader meekly surrenders the
job to 'his wife shortly after marriage.
A man always sympathizes with a
Sound judgment is responsible for a
lot of silence.
Enthusiasm always starts off well
but soon springs a leak.
Pretty servant girls are responsible
for a lot of domestic trou'ble.
It's now up to young men to pro
pose-either marriage or oysters.
Frightful Suffering Relieved.
Suffering frightfully from the viru
lent poisons of undigested food, C. G.
Grayson, of Lula, Miss, took Dr. King's
New Life Pills, with "the result," he
writes, "that I was cured." All stom
ach and bowel disorders give way to
their tonle, laxative properties. -25c
at W. E. Pelham & Son's drug. store,
Fresh lot Seeded Rais
New Orleans Syrup,
Sour Kraut, Grape NL
Prunes, Figs, Dates, F
Evaporated Fru:t, Minc
Phone 110 . I
You to know we have
Silks for Dresses and S
beauties. New Kid Gl<
Neck Wear, New Ribb
we can supply you with
all lines for Ladies'~ Miss
Mrs. S. W
A Wedding d
He loved the girl very much,
That was his business.
She loved him just as well,
That v, as her business
They decided to b
That was the
We have Boys' Suits for 75 cents uj
Men's Suits for $4.00 up.
Jeans for Pants from 15c. yd. to 5oc
Shoes for the Baby, and Shoes for
Hats for the Men and Caps for the
Groceries without which noge
can do without, add
S. S. BI
DU cheaper now than
ready for heavy work.
good condition so that
Only Seven Grain
They should be in the
hands of the farmers
J. W. WHITE.
Or. Woolley's Xf.
Pg bI ' ; ;n a ri 1
AND B. M V'f
Whiskey CureiA ."
ins, Currants, Citron,
ts, Cream of Wheat,
rench Peas, Dried and
eceived a new lot of
hirt Waists. These are ~
>ves, New Belts, New
os. Come to see us,
ithe lates,t novelties in
es' and-Chldren's wear.
ty, S. C.
will soon need Groceries,
Dry Goods, Furnitore, Shoes, &c.
THAT'S OUR BUSINESS.
>. Men's Coats and Vests $2.50 uP.
Pants from 75c.. to $5.00.
. Nice Calico for dresses 5c. yd.
the Boys and Girls, and Shoes for
Boys, and above all, we have the
w1ly w4d or old married couple
it's our business to