The freshmen of Dartmouth College have displayed such timidity in declining to enter into a "hat rush" with '90, that it was decided by upper-classmen that some punishment was necessary. Accordingly, the sophomores organized a court of equity, and three freshmen were arraigned and convicted. The sentence passed was that the number '91 should be painted in vermillon on a conspicious part of the persons of the accused freshmen. In the execution of the sentence, however, water was used instead of vermilion paint. The freshmen did not regard the joke in so agreeable a light as the rest of the college did, particularly as the sophomores had made trouble at their class dinner, a short time before. Accordingly, by way of revenge, they formed a plot against the sophomore who had acted as judge at the trial of the three freshmen. They sent him a telegram, calling on him to meet a friend who was to reach Hanover on the midnight train. The sophomore unsuspiciously fell into the trap, and, while on his way to the railroad station, was seized by some freshman and driven seven or eight miles into the country, and there left to get back as best he could. The freshmen are elated at the success of this manoeuvre, and are on the alert for the next step of the sophomores.
So the world wags, and the mighty strive and are conquered.