FRESHMAN CANES.

The Amherst sophomores at a recent class meeting voted to allow the freshmen to carry canes if they chose. and not to molest them in any way. This vote meets with the most cordial approval of the faculty, and President Seelye expressed himself highly gratified that the sophomore class of Amherst College should take the initiatory step toward a reform in the old and barbarous custom of hazing freshmen. The president considers the action as an outcome of the present system of government practised there, and thinks that the other colleges will follow the precedent established by the class of 1886.