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(t Is Coming In Vogue as a Substitute at
Some Colleges Tor tho Cane Rush.
Excitement of the Contest.
FOOTBALL Is not the only diver
sion of students that the col
leges nro trying to reform. An
other recreation or sport or
custom, or whatever It may bo termed
Is the cane rush or spree, which has
been handed down from one genera
tion of students to another as a tradi
tion to be upheld at nil costs, decrees
of faculties or other powers to the
contrary notwithstanding. The cane
rush Is not usually ns bad as it is
painted. Tho degree of roughness
which It assumes depends n good deal
on the Institution where It Is In vogue
and the number of students participat
ing, the rules observed or not observed,
etc.,. Usually It is the custom of the
upper class men to dwell on tho dan
gerous character of the encounter In
order to Inspire tho freshmen with
more or less terror nnd give them a
chance to show of what kind of stud
they are made. Many n mamma's boy
has lost his timidity and maldcnllncss
by participating In n scrimmage of this
kind nnd In Jumping into the thick of
the fray and getting n tasto of what It
feels like to bo iu a real battle.
Nevertheless the old fashioned cane
rush is open to criticism In some par
ticulars as a college custom. There Is
now a movement to substitute for It
what Is called pushball. This Is n sport
which can be regulated better than a
cane rush. It affords an Interesting
spectacle and gives the contendlug
classes the chance to exhibit their met
tle. It Is exciting without being espe
cially dangerous. It seems to bo find
ing favor this year at n number of the
colleges and universities of the land.
Iteccntly about -100 students of the
sophomore and freshman classes of the
University of Pennsylvania engaged lu
n pushball contest on the athletic
grounds known as Franklin field. The
participants wore appropriate cos
tumes, and some were stripped to the
SCENES AT A rUSIIBALIi CONTEST.
waist. The classes fought to make
goal with a monster globe seven feet In
diameter. There was a resounding
thud when, after the president of the
senior class had given tho sisual, the
freshman and sophomores rushed at
each other from opposite sides of the
field and met In the center, where the
leather sphere became the object of at
tack from both classes, balanced on
scores of hands raised high above
heads. For a moment it stood as If
alive and determined not to honor
either contestants. Then with n rush
It floated along, Impelled by eager
sophomore hands, Just like a big soap
bubble. In less than five minutes the
sophomores made the goal. Tho fresh
men were unablo to score, so the rec
ord was 1-0 at the end of a twenty
minute contest. The battle was a gruel
ing one and was halted several times
by the referee to give fallen combat
ants opportunity to rise. The marshals
ou the outskirts of tho fray kept a
lookout to render aid to tho injured,
nnd the sportj the whole was well
supervised. The contest drew a big
crowd, which evinced Its Interest In the
success of the respective classes by
cheers and college cries.
There is more fairness iu a contest
in the open under specific rules nnd
with referees to enforce tho regula
tions than in an unregulated cane rush
or lu episodes like those of hazing,
where the students may go to extreme
lengths In having, their fun or carrying
out their ideas as to what college tradi
tions require. Tho college boy who
spends all his tlmo poring over bis
books does not get all out of his stu
dent life that he might. A little fun
nnd a little rough sport now and then
do him no harm, but In the past the
customs prevailing have sometliiM-a
given the fun loving spirits rather too
much chance, nnd the results have
often been harmful to them and their
Felt Smaller Than That.
"You must hnvo felt llko SO cents
when her father turned you down."
"Thirty cents! I should sny not.
"Why, a half dime was sold tho other
day for t715!"-Phlladelphla Ledger.
How He Learni.
"A man learns lo do by doing," re
marked the mornllziT,
"Yen," rejoined tho demoralizer, "nnd
also by belnar done," Chicago News.
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Malcolm R. Patterson and His Action
Regarding Night Rider Outrage.
Governor Malcolm Illce Patterson of
Tennessee, who has taken In hand vig
orously the apprehension and punish
ment of the Night Riders In his state,
has been constantly under the protec
tion of a heavy bodyguard on account
of the danger lest he should be at
tacked In some way because of his In-
MALCOLM ltlCB PATTERSON.
slstence upon the observance of the
law and preservation of the good name
of the commonwealth. He stopped bis
campaign for re-election in order to
give his attention to the suppression of
Night Rider outrages.
Governor Patterson is a lawyer by
profession and previous to election as
governor served several terms In con
gress. Chair Hitching.
"The chair hltcher," says a business
man, "Is the greatest nulsanco that an
office man Is compelled to endure.
"The hltcher Is always deeply Inter
ested In the matter ho has come to
talk over, and the more he talks the
closer ho draws his chair, nnd with
every additional point he makes he
gives his chair another hunch in your
direction, and by the time he has fair
ly entered on his subject ho lias hla
feet on the rounds of your chair, hla
elbow on your desk and Is dropping
the ashes from his cigar on your coat
sleeve. It would be Just ns easy for
him to make his speech or preach his
sermon three or four feet away, but
he never learns thai fact and damages
his own cause by dragging his chair
over your carpet nnd puffing his breath
In your face.
"I know one office man In town who
got so tlrcd of having cigar ashes on
his clothes nnd smoke poured" Into his
face that ho colled a carpenter, took
the rollers off one chair, placed It In
a convenient position at the end of his
desk, then had tho man nail it to the
floor. But it didn't do a particle of
good. The first hltcher that came in
was a big, strong 200 pounder, who
began his talk nnd, growing earnest,
Just pulled the chair up by the roots,
dragged It toward tho desk and never
noticed that nnythlng was wrong."
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
"Bogles" In Business.
The successful business man played
with the quaint amulet suspended from
his watch chain.
"You'd bo surprised if you knew
what a part superstition plays in
business," he sold. "I know two part
ners who are very lucky In their specu
lations. Well, they never made a sin
gle plunge without consulting a cer
tain medium as to their chances of
"Another man once told mo he had a
'familiar spirit whom ho consulted
quite frequently nnd whose advice he
had always found reliable.
"One of the most daring manipula
tors In stock has a fine tiger skin
spread ns n rug on his study floor. In
an expansive moment ho once Informed
a friend that not only did ho seek ad
vice from clairvoyants nnd spiritual
ists, but when about to carry out one
of his bold schemes ho would Ho on
his rug nnd stroke the paw to get 'In
fluence,' .though why nnd how this
plnn, worka I don't know." London
A Famous Perfume.
Queou Alexandra's favorite perfume,
It is well known, Is a certain scent
which is n combination of rare es
sences, the secret of which Is so care
fully guarded tliat no money can pur
chase tho reclpo. The lato Queen Vic
toria used this same perfume for more
than fifty years. Nobody but the man
ufacturer knows tho formula, but a
Paris perfumer of long experience has
pronounced It a blend of rose, violet,
Jasmine, lavender and orange blossom,
A recent Parisian carlcaturo shows a
bearded Turk iu a turban upon tho
crenelated roof of hla houso looking
through n floldglnM. "Allah la Just,"
ho exclaims. "Now that my neigh
bors' wIvob go about with faces un.
covered I seo that they are qulta ai
nomeiy as my trxin."
HOW THE DOCTOR WON.
By JEANNETTE 8. BENTON.
The office boy heard the doctor In
the annex and went out. Her face
was burled in a basin of water, and
the formaldehyde bottle stood open.
"How's the smallpox?" he asked.
"Bad," she replied, emerging rosy
from the towel. "Is any one wait
ing?" "No one now but Mr. Doane Aldrlcb.
Been three or four, but they got tired
"Very well. Tell him I will be there
In a minute."
As the boy closed the door she walk
ed to the mirror and regarded herself
attentively, spraying violet water over
her hands and hair.
"I wish I had some powder," she
murmured. "I am afraid I look blow
zy." To the tall young man In the recep
tion room she looked dtscouraglngly
cool and unperturbed as he arose at
"It Is n little matter, doctor," he ex
plained. "I have Just been transferred
to tho Y mine, and they have smallpox
down there, so I suppose It is neces
sary to be vaccinated."
, "It certainly Is if you haven't been
lately. Things are In bad shape at the
Y. I have put In the whole afternoon
there. There's a good deal of small
pox and more dissatisfaction. I sup
pose the dissatisfaction is what sent
"I suppose so. What's at the bot
tom of the trouble anyway?"
"Sickening hovels nnd the company
store. If you can get the company to
do anything before those people mur
der you as Its nearest representative
you will be doing good work. How
ever, come into the office, and I will
He followed her in.
"This is the first time I ever came
here as a subject," he remarked.
He bared his arm and looked dubi
ously at its white surface.
How could she bo a doctor? Still,
he had sometimes wished he could c
sick a week or two. It would be such
a good chance to see her every day.
What was she going to do with that
razor looking little knife? It had been
so long since he was vaccinated ho
had forgotten all about it. Did she
jab the stuff in at the end of that? If
she was going to Jab he wished she
would and stop that scratching.
He watched the scratching knife,
fascinated. Suddenly It began to de
scribe erratic circles in bis vision.
Dr. Richie felt his arm relaxing un
der her grasp. With a movement as
quiet as it was quick sho cased his
stalwart body to the floor, then loos
ened his collar and dashed a little wa
ter in his face.
He opened his eyes slowly.
"Oh, I say," he gasped, "what's the
The doctor stood a little way off re
garding him with professional gravity.
"I was vaccinating you, and yoa
fainted," she explained. "You will be
all right in a moment."
He got rather uncertainly to his feet
and leaned against n convenient case
"Good Lord!" he groaned. "What do
you think of me? I hope you don't
think It was because It hurt. I don't
know what it was. I was watching
that little knife; then I was here on
the floor. Please finish the job," he
concluded Irritably. "PH try to stand
up under it"
As she adjusted the small bandage
ho thought savagely:
"If I should lift you off your feet,
my sweet doctor, and kiss that dia
bolical dimple you might at least re
spect my muscle. How can a fellow
make love to a woman doctor any
way?" Aloud be said, "Thank you,
doctor," rather abruptly, hurried Into
his coat, settled with the office boy
and got away with all speed.
The doctor strolled to the window
and watched him go striding off, his
big shoulders squared.
"Poor old fellow!" she said softly.
Then sho flushed and smiled in a
way that little befitted a member of
the medical profession.
"He Is bashful and stupid, too," she
Doane Aldrlch squared his shoulders
against his troubles often that winter.
His recognized powers as n pacifica
tor seemed to have signally failed.
One day ho swung Into the cart as
tho doctor was trotting home.
"See here," he said. "I must talk
with you. I don't know what to do
with those people. Heaven knows
they have reason enough ,to bo sore,
and I am helpless. Of course they
can't realize that, but the company
pays no attentlou to my representa
tions. I am the nearest thing the poor
brutes have to hate, and they bate me
well. Tomorrow I have got to dis
charge McGuIre and Kearney"
The doctor interrupted: "That means
a strike, to begin with. Then Kate
McGuIre and Dllsey Kearney why,
they would as soon have a riot as
enough to eat."
"But what can I do? The men have
come on the shift twice within a week:
drunk aud quarrelsome. Overlook It
and they will all get drank and"
"Raise hades," gently suggested the
doctor. Then her face grew mis
chievous. "Don't you think you had.
better follow your predecessor's exam
ple and throw It up?" she suggested.
He looked at her with decided stern
ness. "I suppose that was about the opin
ion you entertained of me. Bxcnm
me. There Is a man I want to see."
And Mr. Aldrlch had checked the
horse enough to depart
It was cold, with a driving mist
when the doctor drove up to her gate
Mvcral evenings later.
"Poor Bess!" she said to the panting
horse. "Tired, aren't you?"
A small, tattered boy came down
the road, running wearily, as though
"Oh, Miss Doctor," he shrilled,
His face shone pale through the dirt ,
As he camo up she recognized the pit'
"Ma sent me to tell you to do some
thin' quick. Kato an' Dllsey is out
with a lot of wlmln, an' they arc run
nin' wild. Mr. Aldrlch went down
with the new shift. Pa told him ho
better watch things on top, but ho
thought pa needed help. Now they aro
goin' to git hold of the shaft house an'
when Mr. Aldrlch comes up with tho
now men either drop the cage or rock
The doctor's face had grown white
as the boy talked.
"The shift will come up at 0?" sho
The boy nodded
"Come Into tho house. You must be
dried and fed. I will telephone the
police, but Bess and I will get there
half an hour ahead of them. Heaven
kno'ws what wo will do, but we will
do something or die!" she half whis
pered. "Now, go, Bess!" she cried as sho
sprang Into the buggy.
As she approached the little town
sho could hear a swelling din of dis
cordant voices. She dashed through
an nlley.aud came out in the street in
front of the shaft house. The women
were sweeping around the corner Just
below her, fifteen or twenty of them.
Their tossing arms and distorted faces
held her a second fascinated. Then
her brown eyes brightened mischie
vously, nnd she wheeled the horse and
cart directly in front of tho howling
"Kate McGuIre!" she called, pointing
an accusing whip at her. Their mo
mentum carried them nearly to the
cart. Then, as they could not conven
iently climb it and the "darlln doc
thor" was a person to respect anywny,
"What do you mean," sho demanded
sternly, "yelling around In this cold
rain? What do you think if will do for
your neuralgia? You will be crazy
with it. Your cheek is all swelled up
now, nnd your eye looks ns though
you had broken a blood vessel. I
knew a woman once" her voice grew
deeply impressive "whose eye burst,
and she didn't expose herself the wny
you are doing either. And you, too,
Dllsey, Just nicely over the smallpox
do you know what you will have? You
will have a relapse!"
She fairly hurled the word at her,
and Dllsey received It with a moan of
"Holy mother, docthor!" she walled.
"Do it be fatal?"
Kate had shut her mouth and was
whining softly, cuddling her face in
her damp shawl. She turned reproach
fully to the women behind her.
"The docthors right. This do be a
sorry night for poor wlmln cratures to
be out In, an' ye ought to be ashamed,
mo head's crazy already wld tho pain."
She came close to the buggy.
"Docthor, dear, do be glvin- me some
thin'!" she entreated.
"How many fe you have vaccina
tions that you'll be taking cold in?
And you, Jcrusha I thought you told
me you couldn't speak a loud word?"
."No more I can," croaked Jcrusha
"Go home, every one of you!" she
waved imperiously. "You ought to be
ashamed, running around like a lot of
lunatics. I'll come around presently
and give you something for that neu
ralgia, Kate, and you a dose, too, Dll
sey." Five minutes later there wasn't a
woman In sight save the doctor.
She drove the trembling horse into
one of the sheds.
"Poor old girl!" she said, loosening
up tho harness. "I nearly killed you,
There was a sound of hurrying feet
and Mr. Aldrlch came In breathlessly.
"Are you safe?" he cried.
She gavo him one quick glance, her
white chin and red Hps set with be
"I think I am," she replied, with a
mild note of inquiry. "Do you feel
He strode up to her and looked down
Into the provoking face.
"A man who faints when he Is vacci
nated Is a fit subject to be saved from
a mob of women, Isn't he?" he ques
tioned. "Don't think I don't realize
how serious It was. I know you prob
ably saved me from a very unpleasant
death, but I wish you hadn't."
He searched her face an instant
then suddenly drew her to him and
kissed almost roughly tho derisive dim
ple that was flaunting at him.
"I have been tempted a hundred
times," he said defiantly.
"And you were too too stupid to er
Draughts as an Education.
There is no game extant which so
Admirably combines educational and
recreative features or which Is In every
way so well adapted for a popular and
profitable amusement among refined
and appreciative classes as draughts.
Its Influences are of an elevating char
acter. It not only teaches, but prac
tically enforces, the necessity of pa
tience and perseverance, courage and
courtesy, self reliance and self control.
The gamo is also peculiarly and self
ovldently worthy of paternal encour
agement, as a knowledge of its Incom
parable beauties will destroy the taste
for demoralizing games of chance.
HUMOR OF THE HOUR
If They Had Met Before.
"It is too bad," he said, glancing
across tho table at her, "that I could
not have known you before."
She looked up at him with a wistful-
ness that caused his heart to beat
"Ah, well," sho said at last "what
has been cannot be changed."
"If I had known you five years ago,"
he went on, "I would not bo married
to another now. Do you bellevo in the
theory that every soul has Its mato
somewhere In tho world?"
"I don't know. Sometimes I am in
clined to think so."
"I know It Is so. I used to scoff nt
the idea, but since I have looked Into
your eyes since I have beheld your
glorious face nnd heard ydur voice I
have become convinced that God In
tended U3 for each other."
"I am afraid you ought not to say
such things to me."
"Why not? It is the truth. Nothing
that has been can change that. Aro
tho laws of society greater than the
law of nature? In tho sight 'of heaven
your soul and mine are kindred. An
other bears my name and shares my
fortune, but it is for you, darling, that
my heart Is yearning."
"Still, even if we had met five yeara
ago but I must not think of that. Let
us talk about something else."
"If we had met five years ago ah,
bow changed all would be with us
now! If wo had met five years ago"
He paused, and Into his eyes there
Btolc a; faraway look.
"If we had met five years ago," she
said, after gazing at him thoughtfully
for a littlo while, "I suppose I would
be sitting alono somewhere and won
dering what affinity you were dining
"Confound women," he thought as
he began eating his oysters, "they'ro
all so full of jealousy that reason can
have no placo within them." Chicago
"That was a dreadfully tough steak
you sent us yesterday, Mr. Beeflelgb."
"Was It, ma'am? You should have
sent It back."
"Yes, I meant to, but my husband
was too quick for me. Before I know
what ho was going to do be cut It up
into strips and used It for hinges on
the henbouso door." Cleveland Plain
Maude Haven't you finished that
novel yet,, dear?
Clara No; but I've reached the most
Clara Yes; the heroine is about to
elope with one man because she Is in
love with auother. Detroit Tribune.
"I have a riddle for you," giggled
Miss Passay. "If ten men proposed to
me, what would that be?"
"What?" asked Miss Young.
"Yes, and if one should propose to
you, it would be a wonder." Cleveland
"Don't you find It pretty expensive
to keep up that big touring car?"
"Yes, I do. But I'm not grumbling.
You see, Martha agreed to give up
playing brldgo at the Fleecems' if I'd
buy the car. Oh, I'm saving money,
nil rlght."-Smart Set.
"Your wife and daughters have at
tained great social importance."
"Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox; "if I
hadn't happened to marry into the
family I don't believe mother and tho
girls would speak to me." Washington
Looey What kind of an Impression
3id your new fnther-in-law make on
James Well, It was about a foot
long, three Inches deep and made with
a league bat. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Reverse of the Rule.
Frightened Fa vn Oh, ma, here
come some amateur hunters!
Experienced Deer Don't be scared,
my pet. Keep still and they will mis
take us for human beings. Baltimore
Not His Fortune.
"Do you suppose any suitor ever was
actually kicked out by a girl's father?"
"A few may have been," replied Mr.
Enpec, "but not many people are born
lucky." Kansas City Times.
Sho (at the piano) I presume you
are a true lover of music, are you not?
no Yes, I am; but pray don't stop
playing on my account. Judge.
Lives there a fan v.itli soul so dead
Himself ho does not cheer
By eaylng what ho oft lias said,
"Just watch our team next year?"
Kansas City Times.
More Small Competitors.
Weary Walker I see 000 moro men
has been frown out of work.
Tired Traveler Gee! Dere's gettln'
to be too much competition In our
The Eagle's Plaint.
This jaunty airship makes mo sigh
With envy that Is great.
TIs true that I know how to fly,
But I can't aviate.
"I llko n man who puts n good face
on a bad proposition."
"Then you ought to lovo Tnkum, tho
photographer." Llpplucott's Mnga.
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