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I y not'.r.r. r m u uax Cm.l i 'o! P., -,t f,f j I'. I'll iu tie' il.u ,,.t , Jt'VlT UlnillllllK'd, till' ;imi v. ii.'-i; r i tall lih- ill, Weleullie la.llnll Jim. I, with mtv thrill! .u!m, nnil l,o. ili with Bright o'er tho v;iMt( 1 f 1(110 tllOll llOV- l 't Mill, Atiel (, comfort to (hp f illing sou?, I lldatllltod ,y the tempest Willi nml Mill, w ho-e iiliLTV nnil ill Kiln rAtiu ),;n All's And t.imt, what thou death and dole! liast done with TRY as hard as they might, the professors at Bradford were powerless to stop haz ing la the famous old Insti tution. It seemed as much a part of the undergraduate life as weekly reci tations In the sciences or classics. No one could tell when the custom orig inated, and surely no one had prophet ic vision keen enough to predict -when it would end. To all appearances the spirit of hazing was a part of the col lege endowment. As class after class graduated, the traditions of sophomore daring in creased until it became the ambition of every underclassman to leave a rec ord of "Bloody Monday" doings unsur passed by any previous class. "I tell you, fellows," exclaimed Ralph Oilman, the son of the presi dent, leaning against the bookcase in Cyrus , Downing's room, where they had gathered for consultation the Sat urday before the memorable "Bloody Monday," "I tell you we must do something out of tho ordinary this year. There's no use talking, we must eclipse last year's class or we'll be the laughing stock of the college. Cot any plans, you fellows?" There was a stir from the corner by the radiator. "I have," and a plainly dressed boy, younger than most of the others pres ent, slowly arose. It was "Billy," as the boys called him. William Dunlap, who, to pay his way through college, did various otid jobs for different nem Lers of the faculty. "Well, Billy V" as Ralph gave him ' the floor. "Hope your plan isn't any thing rash Ave don't want to run any risks," and he smiled meaningly to "Tom" Ellis and Carl Witham on the sofa. "I boys, it isn't so easy to explain as I thought It would be!" He rested his left hand on the table beside him. The eyes of all the class were curiously turned his way. "The fact or rather my plan, is to do away entirely with 'Bloody Mon day' night, and to stop hazing this year, and .then to use our influence to prohibit its being practiced In college in the future." A murmur of surprise went round the room, followed by determined head shaking. "Never!" "What do you mean have us dis graced as a class, and a member of it the son of the college president?" ex claimed Ralph, frowningly. "That that's one of the reasons why I suggested the plan," continued Billy calmly. "That a member of the class is the president's son and If the con temptible practice (you know the in dignities wo were subjected to last year) is ever to cease, it's the time now to act. You know how the facul ty feels about it," and how it worries President Oilman, and and the dis grace of it all. I say it ought to stop it's gone far enough!" There was silence for a moment in the room. Kalph was the first to speak. "I partly agree with the gentleman Who has just spoken hazing isn't a coveted honor to the school, I admit. I think we lost a number of students this year just on that account. You know the Packard boys went to Tip ton, and three of the class Avho grad uated from Hudson entered Knox. If it's thought best after this year to act as Billy proposes, we'll do it, but not this fall. They'd all say 'twas because I was a sophomore, and I was com pelled by my father's position to per suade the class to give up hazing, and that would put us all in an uufavor ' able light a sort of didn't-darc-posi- tion! I fov one am strenuously op nosed to taking any sucn action as vrould lead to such a conclusion." "So am I!" "And I!" "And I-we all are!" "No; we 0X2 not at least, I'm not!' and Billy remained firm in the attitude he had taken "We seem to be pretty much of one Eiind," said Ralph, after quiet was again restored. "Now, if there is no other plan for next Monday, I have a proposal to make. "By Monday night the workmen will have get the ditch dug from the it--,..- "-fS-Si ihii !' w w"- . !--- . - i hirrmv tends tli heart v.ith fever- i-li pain, And wi iiik-i hot drops of nii;rnif.li f rdiu tin Mow, To hkiIIii' tin- Kail, Id cool the liiii'iiin brain, O, who t) welcome mid n true ns thou! The battle's Mood tli it 1 1 1 K'l mtiu; and an tiy fjlow, The deat h encircled pillow of dihtrcss, The loiiclv riioini'iit of secluded woe, AhKe tliy guidance mil thy worth con- fl'HS, Ahhe thy valor and thy friendship liWHH. street In as far as North College, where they are going to lay the pipe for the new bathrooms, and I think 'twill be the greatest scheme to " "Who'd ever thought of that!" inter rupted a chorus of voices, as Ralph's scheme suddenly flashed upon them. "Oo on go on!" shouted others who had not comprehended the plan. "Ralph has the floor!" "As I was saying, It is just the thing for us to make use of on 'Bloody Mon day.' We can take the fellows not all, of course, but only the 'freshest' and stand them up in a row in the ditch, and fill the earth back In around them, leaving only their heads ex posed. 'Twill be great when the fel lows get about in the morning to see the campus grown up heads!" "Whom had we better put In?" was the excited query of a number of tho boys. . i: J? i i; if ii Vo Mfeid;; 'READY," AND THEY "The president of the class, of course George Peterson, and Frank Clark and Charles Mason 'twon't do to leave him out Henry Hammond and anybody suggest any one else?" "Edward Stanley what's the matter with him!" "He mustn't escape wonder I hadn't thought of him!" exclaimed Ralph. "Edward Stanley why, boys," in terposed Billy, hurriedly, " 'twould bo the death of him to be kept out all night exposed in that way! Don't you know he's just recovered from a dan gerous illness 'twould cause his death, and the class would be his mur " "He's so far recovered as to get the entrance prize away from 'Dick' Far well, who's from our own preparatory school," interrupted Ralph, sarcasti cally. "I guess he can stand it if the other fellows can. From 11 or 12 o'clock till daylight isn't long there'll be enough about to dig them out by that time!" "I'm sorry for one thing, boys, and that is, I can't be with you during the whole performance on Monday night have got to take the 11.3o express to do an errand for father. He wants me to take an invitation to Judge Cornish he's the oldest member of the trus tees, you know to be present at the dedication cf the new library. But V. S J 1 I'l .' oJ I' if :"JOU'. S;CV MV.! .HI tf.li""! HI M l T rite? wlmmml j -s z I'll get smiii' of th fun, :A will b back tin- 11-,'aI l,i( uniiii fur tami!' o; the ;!'"'!" "Ycx, wi? must pur in Stanley," whispered Kalph, determinedly, on Monday evening after they had burl, d Up t his head tho president of tho (last, "and he'd better be tho next man in quite nn honor to be next the president, yet Stanley's au honor man !" "Come! we must hurry!" looking at his watch. "I want to see one more In Stanley's the man." "I I'm willing to submit to any thing, gentlemen, that won't lrjure my health," declared Stanley, calmly, as the sophomores led hlri to the ditch, "but to put mo in there in my condition would be " "Excellent! better than a water cure," Interrupted Kalph, tying his arms. "Ready!" And they lifted Stanley In and began throwing tho earth about him. "Tlicra good-bye, fellows. Must hurry to catch my train. Wish I could see It out. Enjoy yourselves." And he was off. "Weren't they a sight, thorgh?" laughed Ralph Oilman, as he rat in the train the next forenoon, on his way back to Bradford. " 'Twas tho most ccrnical thing I ever saw." "All about the hazing awful acci denttold In the Journal three cents a copy!" called the licwsbcy, as he en tered the train. Ralph almost sprang from his seat. "A Journal, please." With trembling hands he hurriedly held up tho' paper boforo hint. His eyes caught the headlines. The paper dropped to the Coor. "Freshman Killed by Hazing!" "It-it's Stanley-oh! and I ' He made a motion again to take up the paper. "I I can't I know it all no use to read it!" And he raised his hand to his head. "I I am to blame, and and father at the head of the institu tionthat makes it doubly culpable. "Oh, father!" and Ralph bowed his head on the scat la front cf him and llffl .tn Hi! hi .""Vt f'fWvfx LIFTED STANLEY IN. didn't look up till he heard the brake- man call "Bradford, Bradford!" Almost too weak to stand Ralph picked up his grip and starteJ for the door. "The police will be there when I get off," he thought, and he could see Lis father's haggard face among them "I I could have used my influence to prevent it the boys didn't want to put Stanley in." "Why!" Ralph stopped, almost dazed. "There's nobody here only the usual number of passengers goin to Carville. They probably tele graphed to hold no at Auburn, and missed me." "Carriage? Have a carriage?" But Ralph preferred to walk. "I 1 d get there soon enough without rid lug," he groaned as he left tho plat form. iuiy was tho first one he net on reaching the campus. "What what's the matter, old man : exclaimed Billy, reaching out his hand to' Ralph. "You look as though why, man, what is it?" "Needn't try to hide it, Billy. know all about It. What have they done? Any of the others injured? Seen father?" raw mm ai prayers same prexy he wa3 yesterday. But what do vo mean I v tho other b.-ui:: liilared. r.r.d 11 'that K.rt of tl. :V" Why, SI. 'i id. y- l.e - U'. .h-d!" 1 :.!! Noii-'eii've! lie wa-t j;!lv( notigli only ten mimMtM ii!.:o-.'Hid tli.it'M .lying a good deal nftcr o!i "',i being In Professor Taylor's class for an hour. 1-1 thought-liavt n't you r-.en tho ounialV" Oh, I see! Why, man, that wasn't Stanley. In fact, it wasn't nnvono iv 'twas at llartland. Prexy cr use me lr. Oilman spoke cf It at prayers. Di In t you read the whole tccouut?" 'No; I I thought 'twas Stanley." 'It might have been, if after the boys had irone I had not " "1 (Id did you release theni?" In- terrupted Ralph, catching hold of Billy's arm. his tone a tremulous urn v. of thankfulness. "One of them and then they re leased each other." "That that will be the last hazing at Bradford!" exclaimed Ralnh. with tears In his eves. "If I can heln It " It was and not even the faculty un derstood the reason for it. Only Billy knew why the president's son used every influence In his power to eradi cate the custom. Adelbert F. Cald well, in the Chicago Record-Herald. THE LAZIEST CREATURES. Indolent Aquatic Fowl Arc round on Shores of WeMern I.nkc. "During the recent trip through tho lower western section of the country," said a young man who had recently returned to New Orleans, "I believe 1 discovered the laziest and most stupid form of life to be found anywhere on the globe. It was an aquatic fowl, with a big, clumsy-looking beak. In form something like the dodo, now ex tinct. I have spent Feme time In watching this fowl, which Is found In some of the shallow lakes, and tho chief point of interest to me was tho startling stupidity displayed. They generally squat on stumps or logs in the lake and watch for the smaller fish that play around the surface of the water. They are fairly clever in catching what they want, end they throw out their bills with considerable precision when they dig for game, and they never get to eat what they catch until they have fed at least one and maybe more than one member of an other kind of water fowl. Whenever a shag begins to catch fish a long legged water hen will take a place im mediately behind him. When the shag lands the fish the water hen simply reaches over and gets it. Without any show of resentment and without turning around the shag will continue its watch for fish, and this Is kept vj until the water hen has flushed its meal, and then, if no other enterpris ing member of the same tribe comes along, the shag is permitted to enjoy the product of its own sleepy efforts. I have, on one occasion, seen one shag feed as many as three water hens be fore eating a single fish. It is cer tainly a singular display of stupidity, and after having watched the per formance a number of times I am con vinced that tho shag is actually too dull to even know that the water hen stands behind him to steal the fish out of his mouth. New Orleans Times- Dcmocrat. They Enjoyed Themselves. The senior partner of a large busi ness concern not a nunureu nines from Manchester takes a kindly inter est in the welfare of his employes, and never misses an opportunity of "bring ing them on," as he terms it. The other day an industrial and fine art exhibition was held in a neighbor ing town and he accordingly arranged for a number of his work people to pay a visit there and thereby improve their minds. The party, conducted by their foreman, duly went, and returned highly delighted with their day's out ing. But when the senior partner saw the foreman on the following morning the interview, short as it was, gave him a shock. "Well, D ," he began, "and how did you get on yesterday? See all there was to be seen, eh? Tick up some new ideas?" "Yes, sir, thankee, sir," responded the foreman, cheerily, "and a very nice time we had, sir. It was this way. When we got to the exhibition we was considering what was best to be done, so we appointed a depperta tiou o' three to see what it were like, and when they comes out and says it were all pictures and sculpturies we thought it a pity to spend our shillin's on 'em, so we went to a tea garden and 'ad a blow on the river, sir, and worry pleasant it all were, sir. Than kee kindly, sir!" Tit-Bits. Couldn't Fool Ilim. A gentleman one day saw a boy peeling the bark from one of his choice trees with a hatchet. The gentleman tried to catch the boy, but the latter was too quick for him, so the farmer changed his tactics. "Come here, my little sou," he said, in a soft, fiutc-like voice, with counterfeited friendliness. "Come here to me a minute. I want to tell you something." "Not yet," replied the recipient. "Jdttle boys like me don't need to Lnw everything." Glasgow Times. . h needle machine turns out l.socxo - s a we.-'i- A cradle: sonc. IT: lie to the K j..-.-r i.m V in u tie o.l. Bvli ', my mil! ..toaltl.ily crT.ui : v.vnu-r thy b.-,!, by low, my hdd! Set' Ion lunl cliadoiv atinviUt of the v. all. Bony liiiniU dutehiiin to make tine iim thrall,- Covtr thy head, d.arct! Rush! JK net call, . . . By-low, my ilohi! Out h tho h.'dlway r.ro crouching tlsa Spook'', By low, my Mvcrt! Ohaytly and triri in their hhadmvy nool;?, By low, my sweet! List to tho rasp of their rnttlinn hour. Cmmled with ku'p of t hoir trurli tiir (ii-nan! Under the coverlet! Smother thy moant! By low, my sweet! Sec ot thy window tho fiereo Mjinmle Rat, jiv iow, my net! Peering nt tlieo through a think in the hhlt, By-low. my ret! Sharp nre hi teeth ns he gnaws thrnnh tho blind, Cnnd his elaws ns they seek thee to find. And if this doesn't hush thee, I've moid of the kind! By-low, my pet ! -Charles A. Boss, in Pink. Sappheddc "I can safely say that I know my own mind." Miss Caustlquo "Is that nil?" Hoax "Golf is bad for the eye sight." Joax-"I thought golf players had to bo lynx-eyed." Artist "My last picture positively, can't be improved upon." Critic "Gracious! Is It as bad as that?" Though lurk may plny a shabby trick, Don't rail with importunity; For maybe, if you stop to kick, You'll miss an opportunity. Washington Star. Mr. Softleigh (out horseback riding) "Shall we take the bridle path, Miss Antique?" Miss Antique "Oh, this 13 so sudden." Father "Well, my boy, any college debts?" Son-"NothIng, sir, but what, with diligence, economy and self-elc-nial, you will be able to pay." Nell "When he proposed she snapped him up. She had been sing ing in a church choir for thirty years'." Belle "The chants of a lifetime, eh?" It's an easy matter to find a way, If a man only has the will; It's an easy matter to pet along After he starts downhill. Chicago News. "You don't seem to know jokes," de clared the humorist scornfully, as his manuscript was handed back. "I know these," said the editor. "They're old friends." Mr. G6trox-"Gracious! What is that noise downstairs?" Mrs. Octrox, "Oh, It's nothing. I dare say the new English butler is just dropping a few h's." , Tcss "I've got a new way to tell a person's age." Jess "Is that so? Will you tell any one's age?" Tess "Yes." Jess "Tell mc yours, then." Philadel phia Tress. "Some sage has said that the great rule of life is 'know thyself.' " "Yes; but there should be a second rule: 'And when you know youiself don't tell what you know.' " "No, sir," said the old man with emphasis; "my daughter shall never leave the parental roof." "Good," re joined the would-be son-in-law; "I have no objections to that." "What is it that will go down a stove-pipe down, and up a stove-pipe down, but won't go up a stove-pipe up cr down a stove-pipe up?" "Give it up. What is it?" "An umbrella." "The number of people who speak English," said the amateur statistician,, "is now 110,000,000." "It is a won der," said the cynic, "some of them do not find their way on to the stage." Wigg "Here's an article in the pa per about a club of aeronauts that meets in a balloon." Wagg "Gracious! I wouldn't want to belong to that and be dropped for non-payment cf dues."- I had a dream the other night, And woke up very sore; I dreamed I owned a gold mine, but Alas! my dream is o'er. Philadelphia Record. Blobbs "What profession is your son going to follow?" Slcbbs "lie is anxious to be an aeronaut." Blobbs "Well, that's one of the professions in which there ought to be plenty of room at. the top." Why His Cleverness Ceased. Alexander William Kinglake, author of "Eotheu" and "History cf the War in the Crimea," was no admirer cf tho daily press, even in early days. Once, looking at old Mr. Yilliers, then father of the Commons, he remarked with his meditative drawl: "A clever man, a very clever man, before ho softened his brain bystudyingthe newspapers." Argonaut. "The "Way to Win Woman." The first thing a woman wants- is to well treated; once in a whil she wants to be pettjd; the third tiling, she wants to be admired; the fourth, she never wants to be cntnidicted. The testimony of Dr. ropper, cf Sea Franci"en.