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 M i ► IMV MU.ULIJ.VHf) .►! M'.-IMOJ, V sv NOS( IHVHDIH D H MINT I MV' HMNHQ.L •; i 1IV »x MOOH SIT IX SM.I.V,)I(IMa A'nn ,WM.I« IM WO. M SSVrrO MILT Foreword X F of the characteristics of the Alton High School of which we are espe- daily proud is the friendly relation- ship that exists between pupils and teachers, and it is the aim of the “ 1 atler ' to promote in every way this kindly feeling. Four teachers left us last year, bearing with them the respect and affection of every student of the High School. Amid different surroundings and under the pressure of many duties they have not forgotten us; and we take great pleasure in presenting to the readers of this third issue of the “Tatler” greetings from each of these absent, - hut not forgotten friends.8 ‘ ‘ T H E T A T L E K.’ ' O r K A I) V E It T I S E It S . The following is a list of the advertisers whose financial aid has contributed greatly toward making it jx)ssil l for us to continue the publication of this Annual. Roth patrons and pupils of this school art requested to act. so fa as is possible, in accordance with the well known maxim: “One good turn deserves another.” Alton Hanking and Trust Co. Alton Business College. Alton National Bank. Alton Savings Bank. Alton Steam Laundry. Alton Traction Co. John Armstrong Co. Ilenrv S. Baker. I'rank Bauer. Barth’s Pharmacy. Beardske Hardware Co. J. H. Booth. M. II. Boals Planing Mill Co. H. J. Bowman Co. I lermon Cole Co. Davis Bros. A. J. Degenhardt. Drury Wead Co. Fowler Fuel Co. Haagen’s Dry Goods Millinery. Chas. Holden. Joesting’s. Lehne’s Dry Goods Store. S. J. Lipsky. E. Marsh Co. Mermod. Jaccard King. George Miller. W. H. Neemiann. Paul Bros. Paul’s Pharmacy. Charles B. Rohland. II. M. Schweppe Co. Scott’s Dyeing Cleaning Co. Seely’s Book Store. C. F. Sparks Machine Co. Sparks Milling Co. Sweetser Lumber Co. Trube Furniture Co. C. A. Vanpreter. Western Cartridge Co. Dr. Geo. E. Wilkinson. S. H. Wvss. “We do not want him any longer, lie is long enough already.”—Harold Curdie.9 A T II O U (i II T H A M B L K . HE secret of all success is getting a good ready. There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at its flood leads on to fortune, but of what use is the tide if the craft is unseaworthy? History presents many illustrations of the fact that circumstances do sometimes make men. but circumstances make no men out of unprepared or unfit material. A sad spectacle is that of a young man or woman who stands with folded arms and dejected mien at the foot of some great mountain of opportunity, to whose summit he’is being invited, while he can only reply, I would like to make the ascent, but I am unprepared. The melancholy of the scene deepens when the response must be. 1 have not enough self-reliance. But the picture is sadder still, as gloomy as it is common.—when the youth is forced to the admission, I am morally unworthy.’’ Are you prepared for life’s opportunities? Have you developed self-reliance enough to tackle them? Are you worthy of the confidence of your fellow-men? It is the purpose of this paper to emphasize some of the lessons which the High School should seek to impress indelibly upon each and every one of its students—lessons not contained in text books, but of more importance in the development of the highest type of citizenship than the formal lessons of any text. A foreign educational commission recently passed upon the American schools this criticism: Instead of educating the child for real life, the American school is tending to educate him away from the broad idea of life. This criticism should cause us to pause and seriously consider. It is unfortunately true that the American idea of Ihe practical has resulted in an attempt in the schools to produce mind rather than men. The schools have given no much of their strength to mental development, having seemingly forgotten the fact that to possess a will active .nd active on the side of right, justice and truth is better than to he a great classical scholar or an expert scientist r an exact mathematician. Just as the old political economy dealt with an imaginary economic man. who did not veil slightly resemble the man in real life, so our schools too often deal with a mere learning and rememberingIO “TH E TATLER.” man, which is only a fragment of a true man. A man can make a much better living out of truth, justice, energy and perseverance than he can out of geometry, chemistry or Latin. These reflections are introductory to the proposition that the elements of good morals arc more essential in the struggle of life than the elements of language, mathematics, science or philosophy. It is better to know justice than rhetoric, to know virtue than science, to know truth than philosophy. There is no doubt as to the importance of all of these studies, nor can it be denied that they in themselves do encourage the virtues. Other things being equal, a man or woman of learning is much more likely to be successful than an unlearned one, but mere learning does not constitute a sufficient equipment for life. Let me call attention, therefore, to some of the important and necessary elements of education which I think can and should be mastered by High School students. i. Manliness.—There is no acquirement of an intellectual character that can take its place. T use the word here in its dictionary sense—the possession of courage, dignity, bravery and true heroism. A man with his head full of mathematics might, in these days of competitive examinations get a Government or banking-house position, but without true manliness an honorable success is impossible. Our boys need more courage, not bravado n r braggadocio, but a spirit of valor, intrepidity and dauntless will. They need an energy that defies opposition and surmounts difficulties. The basis of this development is physical manhood. I contend, therefore, that the High School should encourage such sports as arc calculated to develop physical courage. Let the boys learn on the playground to give and take in a manly spirit. Let them court the hardships of preparation for a contest without whining about it. I venture to say that the boys of A. H. S. who go into their sports to win honorably and who take the leadership in their contests, have a better chance to win in the battle of life than the poor little cowards who thrust their hands into their pockets and shiver on the side line. This element of manhood should not be neglected. Give me an Enos who knows how to win anywhere,—give me a set of boys who have developed the skill that wins in foot ball, basket hall or on the field, or one who can thrash a bully when it is necessary, and I will vouch for their success. A manly boy is very apt to become a manly man—one who will push himself to the front in spite of disadvantages. i“THE TATLE R.’ ’ 11 2. Honesty.—The world needs open, frank, straight-forward, upright, just men—men that are sincere to the core, incapable of fraud, trickery, treachery and insincerity in trade or politics—men of high principles, who will ‘ not betray a trust. Integrity of character lies at the foundation of all true nobility of life. These may seem small things in the school, and hardly worth noticing, but remember that “the boy is father to the man”—the boy that acts the lie in a recitation will act one on the judge’s bench or in the senator's chair. The dishonest scholar makes the dishonest merchant, clerk, lawyer or statesman. In this age when such sentiments as, Do your neighbor or you will be done by him” are uttered in a tone that is not all jest, we are nearing the danger line in this regard. 3. Self-reliance.—This element naturally grows out of the preceding two. The boy who learns to rely upon his own exertions has learned a more important lesson than if he had found a grammar machine that would convert all his uncouth sentences into elegant English. Nothing can take the place of self-reliance in life’s earnest struggles. Without it we have parasites instead of men, idlers who rely upon luck instead of pluck to win them fortunes. If society could only rid itself of its parasites, it would rid itself of pest-houses, jails and the expense of police force. 4. Self-control.—It matters little how great is a man’s power of endurance, how perfect his honesty, or how complete his self-reliance, if he fails to keep his powers under control he is a weak and helpless being. The Greeks held self-control to be the highest of human virtues. It was trained into them from childhood. They gained it in their numberless games and sports as well as at the feet of their great teachers. There is no virtue more sadly wanting in our American life than this. “We are a race of immoderate, intemperate, inordinate men and women.” We need to learn that our highest enjoyment and greatest usefulness depend not upon quantity, but quality. The self-disciplined man is the ruler of his world. He that has mastered his own powers has taken the longest step toward the mastering of others. It is a high honor to stand at the head of one’s class, but it is not the highest honor if attained at the expense of one’s body. I have seen wrecks that I pity and yet admire. They have graduated at the heads of their classes, but at the end of healthful, vigorous lives. I am not attempting to discount scholarship. but 1 would discourage one-sided development. Cicero said that an intemperate youth hands over to old age a worn out and useless body. Nothing is more true.“THE TATLEK.” I 2 5. Unselfishness.—The other elements mentioned belong to the individual. This trait pertains to the individual as a member of society and the State. Unselfishness prepares for citizenship and society . The unselfish man is sympathetic and right minded. Selfishness shows itself in egotism, envy, jealousy, vanity and inordinate greed. It may show itself in a thousand ways—it claims the best seat, it demands the most attention, it craves prominence, it grasps for artificial honors and sometimes breaks out in violent form. In my judgment, there is no place in the world where this lesson can be so successfully mastered as in the school. Finally, the school is a little world where all the energies of soul, mind and body are actively developing trait of character. From this little school world the pupil enters the big real world where lie curses or blesses society and his country, J. E. Turner. T a fiords me great pleasure to have an opportunity to send greetings to my former pupils and fellow-, teachers, and congratulations to the teachers and pupils who have just completed their first year in the Alton High School. The High School has passed through another successful year. This I know, because I have received every assurance of it throughout the year from both teachers and pupils. 1 am reminded every day of what I have given up when I see familiar faces on Second Street going t and from school. 1 here is a great deal of satisfaction, however, in the daily contact with many of the graduates win are engaged in different vocations in Alton and St. Louis. This reminds me that in a few years the High Schoo students of today will be conducting the business of the city, the state, and the nation, M greatest desire is tha f you who have the opportunity to attend school and graduate, may not fail to do so. I feel especially interested in the class of '07. because we entered the High School in the same year. May all oftl you be successful in your undertakings. Very sincerelv yours, tl Rout. I.. Bird. 03-07. h JTA TLER 3 ior his health, prosperity, and happiness. R. B. C. RICHARDSON, the new principal of the Alton High School has long been familier to the pupils of the High School, and to the citizens of Alton. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, he received his early education in the Academy at Mexico, New York. After a year’s experience as teacher in a country school, lie entered Syracuse University and there received the degree of A. B. in 1893. He became a teacher in the Alton High School in 1895, was made assistant principal in 1900, and has since been identified with the school and its interests. His familiarity with the school and its methods, his long acquaintance with the pupils, and the respect and affection entertained for him by all the members of his classes, have made it possible for him to perform successfully a difficult feat—to succeed a man like Mr. Turner, who, during a prineipalship often years, had made himself almost indispensable, to carry on the work without friction or hindrance, and to make the present year one of the most successful periods in the history of the school. Mr. J. E. Turner, whose years of service in the High School will long he gratefully remembered by the present students and by the Alumni who enjoyed the benefit of his instruction, counsel, and sympathy, carried with him, upon his departure from our city, the heartiest wishes of all the pupils They felt that the present high rank of the Alton High School among the schools of the state is largely due to his intelligent supervision and to his wholesouled devotion to the interests of the school. They have transferred their allegiance to Mr. Richardson and are ready to support his efforts to raise the standard of the school and to make it more efficient than it has ever been before; but loyalty to the new and highly esteemed principal does not forbid an affectionate recognition of the long and valuable services of his pre-lecessor.“TH E T A 'I T E A C II E KS IN T II K A L I Carrie G. Rich (111. State Normal).. Bertiia VV. Ferguson, A. B...... Helen A. Naylor, A. B........... Carolyn M. Wempen, B. S......... E. Carl Watson, A. B............ J. Horace Kraft, A. B........... E. L. King, A. B. B. S........ Josephine (I. Gilmore, A. B..... Lucille T. Burnail B. S......... Minnie M. Boals................. Katherine Hack.................. LER '5 O N II I ( II SC II OO L. .History and Civics. . Latin and German. .Commercial and Mathematics. . .English and Mathematics. ..Mathematics and Physics. . Biological Science. .English and Mathematics. . English. . Latin and English. .Supervisor of Music. ..Supervisor of Drawing.If) O F (Through the kindness of Mrs. of Alumni published in last year’s CLASS OF ’69. Blanche Dolbee (Mrs. Cole). Charles Sawyer. CLASS OF ’70. Ella Corrington. May Emerson (Mrs. Tribble). Agnes Filley. Emma I loffmeister. Angie Rand (Mrs. Schweppe). CLASS OF 72. Phebe Adams. ‘Til E TATLER. I N T K R E S T T O A L U M N Schweppe, historian of the Alumni Association, Tatler the names of the graduates of ’69, ’70, Kate Broderick. Cora Dolbee (Mrs. Rohland). Lillie Hollister. Mary McClure. Belle Mitchel. Sadie Platt. CLASS OF ’73. Nettie Blair (Mrs. Abbott). George Challacombe. George Davis. Hattie Hardy. Josie Hazzard. 1 . we are enabled to add to the list 2 and '73. ) Sarah Hudson. Mae Kent. Kate Laird (Mrs. Kerran). t Clara Lapp. 1 Lillie Mathews (Mrs. Nesbitt . Lillie Morgan (Mrs. Cuthbert Emma Peters (Mrs. Brenholt 1’belie Peters. Lizzie Sawyer. Mae Rutherford. H Dead.“TH E TATLEK.” 7 T II K MKKT OF 1906. HEN a boy had been doing without pudding or pie and had been quietly sneaking away from his friends to early retirement regularly for a period of some six weeks, it is hardly necessary to state that his face wore a smile and his heart was light, when he saw, on the morning of the climax. May 5th. 190 , that the sun was one of the earliest arrivals and smiled down in approval and that the clouds were unaware that something worth witnessing was to be seen that day. The smile on the face of the hungry but wary looking athlete seemed to be contagious, and soon all the Alton patriots were laughing with the sun and filled to the brim with enthusiasm. As the run rose, the noise increased; the toot of an engine would be heard, then more noise than a dozen toots of as many engines, and the report would be brought by a frightened looking b'rcshie. that the representatives of one of our neighboring villages had arrived, reenforced with rooters, ribbons and banners, and that they appeared to be hungry. I'pon investigation they would be found apparently content, and absorbed in the consumption of a sack of peanuts or a box of popcorn. By nine o'clock enthusiasts from Highland, Madison, Collinsville. Edwardsville and Granite City had arrived at Alton and were on their way to Upper Alton, to settle the question of superiority in the county. After all the ribbons had been pushed and pulled into the Baptist Church and the judges had looked wise for several moments, the intellectual contest began. There were three events, the Declamation, the Oration, and the Essay. Alton won the best of the three by taking first place in Essay, and Miss Alida Bowler was the heroine. Miss Blanche Cartwright made another point for Alton in Declamation and we went out for dinner, feeling in high spirits; we had taken six points, when there were only twenty-seven to divide among seven schools. The strain of the morning had been intense; many a whoop and school veil had been held in onlv with the greatest effort, but all had been instructed to defer noise-making until the church premises had been vacated. When the streets were reached, the horns, having had time to cool off. were18 “THE T A T L E R.’ ’ brought into strenuous service and judging from the noise that continued during the noon hour some musically in dined individuals must have liked to blow better than to eat. y At 1130 all were on deck for the athletic events. Some novices among the spectators couldn’t understand hov. the athletes could run their best so soon after lunch, hut they were told by those who knew, that at 6 p. m. th athletes would eat their first scjuarc meal since training began. They certainly could run. as was shown when the 50 yard dash was called. Mathews, of Alton, had such an easy time over his opponents in the preliminary event, tha an over anxious longing to show them up in the final caused him to start too soon, and as a penalty he was set bad, three yards. A three-yard handicap in a fifty-yard sprint is a big one, hut Marry left all his competitors hut one behind, and the time was 5 3 5 seconds. The next event was the shot put. Just before this event, a made to order on the large scale sort of a fellow, came round one of the buildings on the grounds, carrying a spy glass. He was the Granite City shot putter a a used the spy glass in order to locate the shot; it looked like a B. B. to him. When the measure showed that he ha-put the 12-lh. shot 38 ft. 9 in., Degenhardt smiled and felt bigger than ever, after having come so close to so large, man. This big fellow was labled I lowe of Granite City—maybe because he knew how. The excitement was increasing and when we heard a noise like a gun, we thought someone had become ovet excited and had decided to bombard Upper Alton. We were mistaken,—it was the beginning of the 440; everyol hustled to windward, for all knew Ed. would stir up some dust. Ed. has a watch fob made of medals and he mu. have intended to give this medal first place, for the event didn’t look much like a race; one incredulous person sai something about “a loose brick” when told it was a race, but afterward apologized. Ed. liked it so well that he ran . few seconds longer than usual; 56 seconds being the time. Next on the program came an event in which the men appeared as knights with 14 and 15-foot spears. SonK of them, in performing their feats, made horrible faces—faces that Wolf’s sensitive nature could not endure. He resigned and quit this mediaeval sort of game; he couldn’t make that kind of face and didn’t want to look pleasant alone. Varnum, of Granite City, won at 9 ft. 4 in.“T1IE TATLER.” i9 The fifth event was the hundred yard dash. This event was won by Dial, of Granite City, an old timer, and Iiat’s the way lie ran. Dial’s relationship to time of course gave him an advantage and let him come in a fraction of second before Allen. About this time we heard rumors that Ed. Enos had decided to take some exercise in jumping. Ed. would like umping all right, but for the inconvenience of having to walk back each time to the starting point; this takes time nd lal)or. He jumped 9 feet 11 inches in the standing broad jump. We may say to the credit of one of his rivals, hat he would have been close to Ed., if his toes had counted. When the broad jump was over, the hurdles had been put in position for the 120-yard low hurdle race.This is inch like going over a low fence and we had forgotten that our man Allen’s house had no fence about it on which ie might practice. This handicap proved his undoing. In the case of our rivals from Granite City, Upper Alton or Ldwardsville, it was possible for them to go to the pasture fence, watch brindle go over a few times, and imitate, iranite City’s man had taken notice, imitated successfully, and won this event in 16 3 5 seconds. The next performance was the high jump. High water had trained the Granite City boys to jump for high places;—you well know that the Mississippi occasionally sends an extra supply of II2 () to Granite City, to keep them from drying up. As soon as the stranger saw the pond at the side of the hill on which he was jumping, there was no use trying other means of stopping him than by raising and stretching the standards. This event was not over until 5 feet 3 inches were cleared and recorded. In the half-mile, Goudie of Alton, deserved great credit. The Granite City coach seemed to respect Goudie and 'to have lost confidence in his own man, for lie ran with the runners and coached his man around the track. This act should have disqualified Granite City, but for some reason as yet unsolved, perhaps lack of knowledge of the rules, jit was allowed. At 50 yards from the finish Goudie was in the lead, but fell back, and Granite City barely won. Two minutes and thirteen seconds was the time. When the hammer throw was called, all knew what to expect. After Neininger had thrown the hammer once, he was sized up by some; the second time bv more; and the third time by all. The lads that would have liked to beat him lx re a look that meant, when translated for us, about the same as the first part of the Alton man’s name. Of20 ‘ T H E T A T L E R.’ ’ course it wasn’t very nice of Alonzo to take the biggest piece of pie, but we have forgiven him long ago. One hundred and twenty-five feet was enough to win. The calls for the 220 sounded to all like the tolling of funeral bells. Alton was going to see Ed. run the last time for Alton High; our competitors for the county pennant were going to see their man disappear in a cloud of dust; Again, we were happy because we were going to win the event, while our competitors were happy because they were going to say good bye to an athlete who, in a way. never did look good to them, but in a bigger way always did. In 24 3 5 seconds it was all over. We had won the last two events and were not worrying much when the running broad jump was called. Besides it was growing dark, and Mathews had arranged to go to the circus in the evening and had most of his mind fixed on the sights he was to see there. The Granite City man knew that honors would be the only happiness corn-j ing his way for the evening and used all his powers. He jumped 19 feet 2 inches and won the event; Mathews was second best man. The Alton team had decided not to let the Granite City boys leave feeling conceited, and had resolved to win the last five |X)ints and the honors for the relay race. They only waited for the rest to get ready and then mighj have waited longer for them to catch up. The relay team only made us wait 1 minute and 31 seconds for result and we departed with the sun. So in the history of the Madison County High School Association this meet, held or the 5th of May, 1906, is recorded as ending with the Granite City school successful. Alton second. Collinsville third and Upper Alton. Edwardsville, Madison and Highland following in order. Although we met defeat and rcgrettec it bitterly, we extend to the victors the hand of friendship and good will, hoping them success in all future undertakings.—excepting the High School meets. E. F. P. H. C.—Oh. look at the put shot! Oh. no, I mean shooting the put.“THE T A T LEK.” 21 hourth Annual Meet of the Madison County High School Association, At Upper Alton, May 5th. 1906, INTELLECTl AL CONTEST. Oration 1. Roland Griffith. Granite City. i. 2. I oii Hell Jolly, Collinsville. 2. ?. Harold J. Baudy, Madison. 3. Granite City. Edwardsville, Madison, 1. Essay. Alida Bowler, Alton. Jean Streeter. Upper Alton. Mary Krome. Edwardsville. Score. 10. Alton. 6. 1. Collinsville, 6. Upper Alton, Declamation. 1. Gertrude Thomas. Granite City 2. Lena Blaha, Collinsville. 3. Blanche Cartwright, Alton. 3- athletic; contest. Score. Granite City, 45. Alton, 42. Edwardsville. 9. Highland, 1 Upper Alton. 8. Collinsville. 6. Madison. 6.i. 50-Yard Dash. Time: 5 3 5 seconds. 1. Dial, Granite City. 2. 11. Mathews, Alton. 3. Jno. Snadden, Collinsville. 2. Shot Put. Distance, 39 ft. 8 in. 1. E. Howe, Granite City. 2. A. Degenhardt, Alton. 3. R. Arth, Collinsville. 3. 440-Yard Dash. Time: 56 seconds. t. E. Enos. Alton. 2. J. P.aker, Madison. 3. Jno. Beatty, Granite City. 4. Pole Vault. Height. 9 ft. 4 in. 1. E. Yarnum, Granite City. 2. E. Griffey, Upper Alton. 3. D. Collins, Collinsville. 5. 100-Yard Dash. Time: 10 2 5 seconds. 1. Dial, Granite City. 2. S. Allen. Alton. 3. F. Coulter. Upper Alton. Events. 6. Standing Broad Jump. Distance, 9 ft. 11 in. 1. E. Enos. Alton. 2. F. Fisher, Edwardsville. 3. O. Kanim, Highland. 7. 120-Yard Hurdle. Time: 16 3 5 seconds. 1. E. Varnum, Granite City. 2. E. Griffey, Upper Alton. 3. S. Allen. Alton. 8. Running High Jump. Height, 5 ft. 3 in. 1. E. Varnum, Granite City. 2. F. Fisher, Edwardsville. 3. C. Bierman, Alton. 9. Half-Mile Run. Time: 2 minutes. 13 seconds. 1. Jno. Beatty, Granite City. 2. 11. Goudie, Alton. 3. C. Sargeant. Upper Alton. 10. Hammer Throw. Distance, 125 feet. 1. A. Xeininger, Alton. 2. F. Fisher, Edwardsville. 3. D. Collins, Collinsville. 11. 220-Yards Dash. Time: 24 4 5 seconds. 1. E. Enos, Alton. 2. J. Baker, Madison. 3. E. Thompson, Granite City. 12. Running Broad Jump. Distance, 19 ft. 2 in. 1. C. Parr, Granite City. 2. H. Mathews. Alton. 3. C. Long. Collinsville. 13. Half-Mile Relay. Time: 1 minute, 31 seconds. 1. Alton. 2. Granite City. 3. Collinsville. Total and Final Score. 1. Granite City, 55. 2. Alton, 48. 3. Collinsville, 12. Upper Alton. Edwardsville, 10. Madison, 7. Highland, 1.“ T 11 E T A T L E R.’’ 23 T II E MISSION O F IIIST O R Y . ISTORY is a mighty chain, forged, link by link, upon the anvil of time, binding the past to the present and safely mooring many a ship of state that might otherwise drift away on a disastrous cruise in unknown seas. History is a Delphic oracle, exerting a powerful influence on the conduct and fate of governments and men. when they comprehend its prophecies and arc heedful of its warnings. Readers who find history drv and uninteresting consider it merely a mixture of dates and facts; but the bare facts are not the real history. To depict the life of the time, to impart its spirit, to win sympathy for its people, to trace the causes preceding the leading events, and the effects resulting from them, to show how these events combine to form the whole—an outline of the progress of the human race—this is the purpose of the true historian. And it is the special mission of history to serve as guidepost to the future. Tt has been called “philosophy teach- ing by experience.” (ircat minds of all ages tell us that we can judge of the future only by the past. Epoch and surroundings may change, but human nature is the same “yesterday, today, and forever;” and the same conditions that have made and marred nations in the past will make or mar a nation today. Review your history of Rome. Behold her, the obscure rustic village on the Tiber, rising to a position as “mistress of the world.” But with this sovereignty her citizens acquire enormous wealth and, utterly dependent on their vast households of slaves, become indolent, immoral, and corrupt. She falls, a victim to the deterioration of her national character. At fearful cost America has wisely cast aside the yoke of slavery, but let her look to it that her citizens preserve their strong integrity, lest she fall, even as Rome fell. Examine the state of affairs in France in 1789. Observe the great inequality in the conditions of the classes; the aristocrats, pampered and privileged, living in luxury and splendor; the lower classes, cruelly harassed and oppressed. forced to yield to the extortions of the tax-gatherers the scanty proceeds of their bitter toil, while they and their families suffer from famine cold; and see how inevitably the Reign of Terror, that awful carnival of blood, re-24 ••Til E tatler: suited from such conditions. For, as Macaulay says, “the violence of these outrages will always be proportioned to the oppression and degradation under which the people have been accustomed to live. Let Russia in her pres- ent state of unrest, heed the warning of history lest she, too, suffer a Reign of Terror. It is to this great instructor, history, that wise statesmen turn in times of perplexity and doubt. When the French formed their first republic they ignored her teachings. Fiercely opposed to any regulation that savored of the old regime, foolishly disregarding the accumulated wisdom of ages, and depending entirely upon their own overestimated abilities, they endeavored to establish a government totally unlike any that had ever existed; they even thought to abolish God and set up in llis temples the Goddess of Reason. The result of their efforts was short lived. But when the convention met to frame a constitution for these United States, the delegates went provided with the experience of the founders of all governments since history began ; and that great document, our constitution, is the product, not of the original genius of our fathers, but of their wisdom in the use of that experience. To question the value of history is to question the value of experience. And just as this great teacher compiles an infinite number of lessons for the instruction of governments, so she furnishes innumerable examples for the guidance of the individual. Literature depicts the lives and deeds of imaginary men and women, draws from them most excellent moral lessons and outlines most beautiful theories. But of what value is even the best of theories without practical demonstration of its truth? History records the lives and deeds of real men. portrays them as they actually existed, points out their chief characteristics, shows how these characteristics led them to success or brought about their downfall, and teaches, as no fiction can teach, the difference l etween right and wrong. It shows us Washington in all the glory of his unselfish devotion to the cause of liberty, winning, by his disinterested ambition for his country, an imperishable name in the annals of history and the love and admiration of all people for all time. It pictures Napoleon in the high light of great military genius, but with a gloomy background of the devastation and distress he caused in order to satisfy that insatiable greed for power which eventually brought about his humiliating captivity and death. What intelligent reader of history can fail to appreciate the distinction between true and false greatness revealed in the characters of these men? Or who can doubt that history preaches“TH E TAT LER.” 25 a mighty sermon on the value of integrity and sincerity in the lives of Luther, the poor miner’s son. who. through fidelity to God and his convictions, became the founder of Protestantism, and of Wolsey. who gained great power by the sacrifice of his honor and the interests of his God, only to fall miserably “from his high estate.” Hut perhaps history’s favorite lesson is this; that the ridicule, opposition, and cruel injustice of a man’s contemporaries are matters of small moment. She shows us a Socrates in his cell, a Wesley, ridiculed and despised, a Lincoln, maligned and scorned: and then she shows us the names of these “immortal dead” written in letters of gold in the imperishable temple of fame. Thus history proceeds, prophesying, preaching, and teaching men and nations. For, as an eminent teacher has said, “to instruct man bv telling the story of h'.s more serious and valuable experience n the most important spheres of his activity—in politics, war. religion, art. industrial achievement, education, scientific discovery and moral endeavor”—such is the mission of history. Alida C. Bowler. “A man severe he was, and stern to view, I knew him well, and every truant knew; Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he. —Mr. Richardson. THE T A T LER.” 26 T II E A P O S T L K T O T II E F L O It E N T I N E S . LWAYS in the history of the world, at times of special need, Providence has raised a leader to meet the crises; but the powers of darkness will claim their victim and too often the inspired leader has sealed with his blood his divine mission. Joan of Arc saved France and perished at the stake; Lincoln struck the shackles from the slaves and died at the hands of an assassin; and Savonarola, the apostle to the Florentines, drained to the dregs the bitter draught of the world’s cruelty. Does intellectual training alone tend to elevate men morally? Has art this power? No. History proves only too clearly that moral degradation can exist side by side with keen intellect, exquisite culture and fine artistic sense. Tt was true of Greece, it was true of Rome, it was true of Florence. Picture to yourselves the Florence of the fifteenth century; it was an epoch of marvelous intellectual awakening—the time of Columbus, of Michael Angelo, of Titian, of Raphael. Florence was known as the “mecca of culture,” yet beneath its boasted wealth, art and learning, lay a deep gulf of moral depravity. Villari says, “Artists, men of letters, statesmen, nobles and people were all equally corrupt in mind, devoid of public or private virtue, devoid of all moral sense.” Lorenzo the Magnificent, chief ruler of Florence, was one of the most cultured and brilliant men of all Italy; yet he was a cruel, dishonorable, licentious profligate. Under such a leader, is it wonderful that the pleasure-loving Florentines were so utterly regardless of God and duty and self-restraint? that Florence was a continuous scene of revelry and dissipation? But God called to the city a man who became master of the situation—a man who boldly faced the stupendous evils ot his time and made them ashamed—a pure, whole-souled, strong, courageous, independent, passionate man—Girolamo Savonarola. When first he saw fair Florence, Savonarola was thirty years of age; but no native-born Florentine loved Florence with a more passionate love than did this adopted son; no native-born Florentine sorrowed more deeply over its moral degradation—was more ready to shed his blood for its liberty than was Savonarola.• • T H E T A TLE R.’ 9 27 How was this diffident, melancholy, austere monk to realize his fond dream—to restore liberty to his adopted city and to regenerate its people? to make of pagan Florence a Christian republic? There was only one possible weapon for a man in his position—eloquence. But to the cultured, refined Florentines, his northern accent seemed harsh, his manners and speech rough, his gestures awkward and his sermons neither attractive nor impressive. Yet through the agony of repeated failures he was trained to success, until he became the greatest orator of all Italy. I ord says: “He was transcendant in his oratorical gifts, the like of which has never before nor since been witnessed in Italy; he was as vehement as Demosthenes, as passionate as Chrysostom, as electrical as Bernard; he was a torrent that bore everything before him. His voice was musical, his attitude commanding, his gestures superb.” But the man was greater than the orator; it was his character that lent force to his words; his personality that dominated the people. Independent, honest, courageous, he extorted admiration and respect even from his enemies. He did not prophesy “smooth things”—he was unsparing in his terrible denunciation of vice in high or low places. Lorenzo tried in vain bv bribes and threats to silence his bold antagonist. Yet when the prince lay dying at Careggi, it was the immovable Prior of St. Marks whom he summoned. Then occurred that famous interview in which the patriotic monk who loved God and Florence, commanded the dying prince to restore liberty to the city. On no other terms would the stern patriot grant absolution to the dying tyrant. And when two years later, Florence, torn by internal dissensions and threatened by foreign foes, tottered on the verge of ruin, the citizens turned in their despair to the patriotic Prior who had so courageously demanded the restoration of their liberties from the dying Lorenzo. The great preacher became also a great statesman, guided the bewildered city to safety and for three years was practically dictator of Florence. Yet he attended no political meetings—he simply preached those wonderful sermons and his utterances became the laws of the assembly. The Florentines forsook their evil ways and looked to Christ as their leader; the city was completely transformed. And what clear-sightedness, what courage, what sublime faith Savonarola exhibited during this desperate struggle with the forces of evil! “If you ask me in general, what shall be the end of the contest,” he said, “then T answer—victory, but if you ask me in particular, I answer—torture and death. “THE TATLER.’’ 28 Iorture and death were not tar oft. The enemies of popular freedom, the wicked corrupt men of the city, the followers of the banished ruler and the friends of the Pope made a formidable band of bitter enemies. The Pope, judging Savonarola by himself, attempted to silence him by the offer of a cardinal’s hat. but Savonarola scorned it saying. No red hat will I have but that of a martyr reddened with my own blood.’’ 1 he red hat of a martyr! When interdiction and excommunication had silenced that wonderful tongue, his enemies gained the ascendancy and the fickle Florentines turned upon their benefactor; arrest, imprisonment, insult, torture, the gibbet and the stake were the rewards he received for his services. Yet today Florence and the world revere his memory; for “They may shatter to earth the lump of clay that holds the light divine But they cannot blot the spoken words from the memory of mankind. Today abhorred, tomorrow adored So round and round we run And ever the truth comes uppermost And ever is justice done.” Yes. Savonarola, the end of the contest is victory! Lucii.i.k Ewers LOST. STRAYED OR STOLEN- From the A. H. S. Building on the evening of April 4. Three or four dozen hurdles. Finder please return to this address and receive reward.ALTON HIGH SCHOOL. CIuns of 100H. Class Day Program. June 7lh, 2:00 p. m. A Music—“Merry June”........................High School Chorus Class History....................Josephine McPike Oration—“An American of the South”......John Keene Music ....................................High School Orchestra Class Prophecy.......................Lucille Ewers Oration—“The Queen of Tongues”.......Lucia Bowman Class Poem............................Emma I Iartmann Music—“Welcome Pretty Primrose”......Senior Quartet Oration—“The Preservation of Niagara Kails” Lea Johnstone Class President’s Address..............Edward Enos Music.....................................High School OrchestraClass of 1900. COMM ENCEM ENT At High EXERCISES School Auditorium, OF THE ALTON HIGH Friday, June Sth, at 10:00 a. in. A A SCHOOL. Program. Piano Solo.......................................................Vida Black Invocation ............................................ Rev. M. W. Twin Music—‘Praise Ye the Father”.............................High School Giorus Salutatory ..........................................................Eusebia Martin Vocal Solo ...........................................................Frieda Gossrau Address—“Our Age; Its Demands and Our Opportunity”............. Rev. Frank G. Smith, Pastor of the Warren Ave. Congregational Church, Chicago. Music—“The Angel’s Serenade”.............................Senior Quartet “The Mission of History,” and Valedictory ................Alida Bowler Presentation of Diplomas, by T. H. Perrin. President of the Board of Education. .........................Vinot Cartwright and Helen Clare Ryrie Piano DuctC 1 II S H It ( 1 I Harriet Mae Bailey. Jennie Carstens Bauman. Ethel Elizabeth Beall. Vida May Black. Alida Cynthia Bowler. Lucia Loveland Bowman. Beulah Barbour Brown. Clarence Quinton Burkhart. Dorothy Eleanor Buss. George VVilmot Carhart. Margaret Vinot Cartwright. Marie Elizabeth Dawson. Irene Viola Degenhardt. Emly Gertrude DcMonbreun. Edward William Enos. Mary Lucille Ewers. Charles Woodside Freeman. Robert Burroughs Goff. Frieda Carolina Gossrau. Emma Cathrine Hartmann. Emily Rachel Hazelton. Frances Corilda Hazelton. Robert Emmet Hubner. Arthur Lea Johnstone. John C’arv Keene. Edna Marie Koch. William I larold Kocline. Theodosia Margaret Lampert. Percy Carlisle Lewis. Helen Gertrude Lynch. Mary Loretta McHenry. Josephine Mary McPike. Euscbia Newell Martin. Gertrude Cecelia O’Neill Pearl Isabel Robertson. Helen Clare Ryrie. Carrie Harriett Shelton. Truman Young Stelle. Olga Estelle Volz. I larris Smith Weld. MOTTO: “TRUTH CONQUERS ALL THINGS.32 TAIL K Hr A L K 1 T K K F H O M N E W Y O K K . EYERAL years ago, I attended a series of lectures, by Professor Moulton, of Chicago University, on “The Moral System of Shakespeare.” I remember his emphasizing again and again, how in Shakespearean plays, “the deed always returns to the doer.” It is several hundred years since Shakespeare lived and wrote, but it seems that the same maxim still holds good at the present time. For, behold, after a year of grace there comes a request from the Alton High School that the class of teachers that graduated in June. 1906, write graduating essays, for honorable dismissal. And in the good old-fashioned and time-honored way we are left to choose our own subjects, and to write essays as long as we wish, but—again in accordance with a time-honored custom—they must be in on a specified date, a date far enough removed to invite procrastination and encourage a hope of inspiration. You see how the deed returns to the doer and the writing of an essay falls to the lot of a teacher. Nevertheless I appreciate this opportunity of communication with the teachers and pupils of the Alton High School, for just now as I must look forward on the one hand, to associating myself with another school, I cannot but glance fondly hack, on the other hand, with a feeling of loyalty to dear old Alton High. 1 have been considering for sometime what kind of subject 1 should choose. Once I thought to make the article instructive by writing on a very learned and high-sounding subject, such as theses are written on; but since one of the Columbia professors has pronounced all such productions “abominable stuff. I decided it was not a suitable presentation to make to a favorite band of friends. Resides such “drv-as-dust” subjects are very scarce at this time of year in a community of candidates for A. M. and Ph.D. degrees. The only left-over subject I have found in my search was on “Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophital extemporaneousness of the conchy baceous superimbrication of the ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed bv the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisidactylous aspects.”“THE TATLER. 33 And this had been rejected by no less distinguished a person than Mark Twain, out of financial consideration for his editors, and I thought F could do no hotter—with such a subject—than follow a good example. From the consideration of serious and learned subjects, I turned to amusing and entertaining ones such as “Seeing the Sights of New York on a ‘Rubber-neck’ Wagon. or “A Ride on the Top of a Fifth Avenue Coach or A (ihost Party on Hallowe’en at Whittier Hall.” But I realize that I have no more ability to write in a humorous vein than inclination to write on a serious subject, so I shall attempt nothing more ambitious than recounting some of the interesting things I have seen and done in New York. Mv principal interest and activity have naturally been in Columbia University life. The various institutions in the immediate neighborhood arouse a general interest in an educational direction. Besides the large number of Columbia undergraduate students in the professional and liberal arts colleges, there is a large body of graduate students, including women as well as men. Barnard College, located just across from the I niversity Campus, is devoted entirely to undergraduate work for women. Diagonally across from this building is a model grammar and high school, called the Horace Mann School., And adjoining the Horace Mann building is Teachers’ College of Columbia University, a training school for men and women teachers in every line of work from kindergarten to general supervision in all departments of school-work. I can hardly imagine a wider range of educational activity jjossiblc within the same radius, than is to be found in the immediate neighlxnhood of Columbia University. 'Fhe Universitv furnishes many opportunities for cultural diversions aside from the regular lecture-room courses. From time to time short addresses are given in St. Paul’s Chapel on religious and vocational subjects, by such distinguished persons as President Nicholas Murray Butler. Bishop Potter and Dr. Lyman Ablx t. Series of lectures of a more formal nature are given every week on various social, educational, and political problems, by such men as President Woodrow Wilson, of Princeton University; Professor William James, of Harvard; and the Kaiser Wilhelm. Professor of Columbia University. In the new St. Paul Chapel of Columbia University, delightful organ-recitals have lx en given weekly, since its completion, by noted organists. In the Library building there have been manv interesting exhibitions of rare collections of very old. hand illumined volumes, of paintings, of Russian cartoons and other art-productions. Tt is almost34 “TH E T A T L I ' R.’ ’ too obvious for comment, that if a student develops along one line only, it is not due so much to a lack of opportunities as to a failure to take advantage of those open to him. A person cannot be in New York long without hearing a great deal about its cosmopolitanism, and I find that 1 do not need to leave our dormitory to find the statement verified. Whittier Hall accommodates about 350 women students, representing every state in the Union. It is impossible for me to say whether I experienced a greater surprise when 1 found persons from Texas and California rooming on the same floor with me, or when T found I was under the same roof with an old high school friend from Burlington, Iowa, and across the ball were two young ladies from Springfield, Illinois. 1 recall now what a source of amusement, in the early fall, I found the young lady from “dyown South.” who was so “fussed” over missing a “kya” and the prim and dignified little schoolmistress from New England who expressed her idears” about the “dramar” course. When I think of trying to touch upon the interesting things I have seen and done, limited as they arc, outside of university activities, I realize for the first time what life in such a metropolis as New York City means. No matter where you go or what means of public conveyance you take, whether subway, surface, or elevated trains or ferry boats, you never cease to ask yourself the question: Where can all the people be going, and where do they come from? While writing this paper, I have realized what a vast amount of material my experience of the last year furnishes for a sketch, much more entertaining than the one I have given you. But the great variety of experience has been a handicap in itself, while on the other hand, I have felt the injustice of selecting one particular thing out of such a great variety of interests as are to be found in New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum, the Hudson River, Ellis Island, Central Park, the numerous monuments, the Statue of Liberty. Wall Street, Old Trinity Church and its old cemetery adjoining it, the Little Church around the Corner—all these and many more have been the source of a great deal of interest and pleasure to me. Then one can always find plenty of delightful trips to take across the Hudson on the ferry to the Palisades in New Jersev, or a longer trip up the Hudson to Tarrvtown or West Point. And I cannot close this sketch without“THE TATLER. 35 alluding to a very short visit to Boston, which I made during the Thanksgiving holidays. I can not recall a day more delightful and inspiring in its experience than the one I spent between Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. It was late in the afternoon when we arrived at Concord, which seemed a most appropriate time to visit the gray “Old Manse.” How Hawthorne’s sketch on this old house and its surroundings came back to me as wc drew up before the “Old Manse” set far back from the road, in its quiet seclusion! And as we drove around to tlfe side of the house, there we could see the old bridge and the sluggish river and the plot of ground where I imagined Hawthorne raised his “vegetable children.” The sight of the old Concord Bridge was nothing wonderful in itself, but the association of the place made familiar through history and literature transformed it into a most interesting spot. We Americans must recognize the superiority of English literature over American literature, but at the same time we must set a proper estimate on our own literature for what it can do for us as a nation. German schools are recognizing more and more the importance of German literature and history in creating a passion for the German language, life and literature. It seems to me that American literature should find a special mission in creating an interest in American life and history and scenes. And I can think of no greater joy to the student of history and literature than to supplement his study at some time with an actual acquaintance with the places he has learned to know through books. Emma LeM. Reppkrt. ENGLISH LITERATURE. “Grossness gave way to decorum.” Who was Grossness? Ask K. II. She has found out.••Til K TATLER. ' 3r‘ II O N O K K O LLS. High Honor Roll. (Those pupils of the High School who. during the first term of the present school year, had no grade below Excellent and no demerits. ) Ethel Richards, Senior. Tilton Weed. Second Second. Grace Shelton, Junior. Dorothy Dorsey, Second First. Kathleen Heskett. Second Second. Fred Haeherle, Second hirst. Carl Bassett. Carl Beall. Lucy Briggs. Joyce Dixon. Mildred Dixon. Edna Dooling. Olin Ellison. Dorothy Blair. Blanche Cartwright. Helen Chapman. Nina Gaskins. Honor Roll. (Those pupils who had no finals and not more than two demerits.) Seniors. Grace Gaukrodger. Bernice Gillham. Gershom Gillham. Minnie Horn. Harrison Jacoby. Jessie Johnson. Agnes Kelly. Virginia Harrison. Lillian Hazelton. Emily Hoppe. Lee Hull. Geraldine Morris. Alonzo Neininger. Lillie Oben. David Prince. Chester Pierce. Margaret Radcliff. Juniors. Jacob Lipskv. Franklin Olin. Frieda Perrin. Anna Raith. Theresa Recher. Bertha Roenicke. Augusta Trube. Mabel Uzzell. Edith Volz. Alice White. Pauline Tonsor. Edgar Stevens. Leila Witt.“Til K T A T L E R.f ’ 37 Second Year, Second Section. Maude Ballenger. Wilmot Black. Martin Bristow. Mamie Coleman. Mae Coulter. Lucy Degenhardt. Charles Flach. Leonora Cartwright. Winfrey Gregory. Lillian Hamilton. Percy Beall. Elden Betts. Alfred Bratfisch. Edith Browne. John Carstens. Lucie Craig. Madeline Day. Florence Dick. Imo Gillham. Alma Green. Edward Juttcmeyer. Mamie Kelsey. 1 lannah Kranz. Viola Loarts. Ilallic Mae Logan. Laura Diez. Nellie Eppley. Harriet Forbes. Gladys Fuller. Ida Getsinger. 1 loward Glen. Bessie Hamilton. Walter Hefner. Ixla Logan. Lillian Marsh. Alice Morris. Nellie Mottaz. Fern Oulson. Lauretta Paul. Edna Radcliflf. Clausy Heppner. Estelle Magee Mabel Neff. George Powell. Paul Rothacher. Edna Smith. (Iroves Smith. Second Year, First Section. Etta Jones. Johanna Massel. Leonora Koch. Julius Mcisenhcimcr. Florence Kuhn. First Year, Second Section. Hortense Rodgers. Nettie Roseberry. Alice Ryrie. Edna Sawyer. Lester Snell. Florence Steiner. Myrtle Volz. Frieda Netzhammer. Ora Redman. Hilda Steiner. Cordelia Stutz. Edith Waltrip. Josephine Webb. Florence Weindel. Mary Wilson. Frank Ycnny. “L’p from the meadows, green with corn.”—Octa Darr.33 ‘‘THE TATLE R.'’ P V B LIC P R O G R AMS. 5 I Christmas Program. Piano Solo “The Vision of the Angels” . Blanche Cartwright “A Russian Christmas” Orchestra. “How the Other Wise Man Found the King” Joyce Dixon Orchestra. Patriotic Program. February 22, 1907. Piano Duet Philomene Marum. Alice Ryrie Address to the Flag Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address Piano Solo Sheridan’s Ride An Incident of the War Violin Solo Marse Robert’s Asleep The Old Man and Jim “THE TATLER. 39 Preliminary I ntel loot uni Contest April 12th, 1907. Music—Piano Solo.......................Verna Warner Declamation—“Ole Mistis”...............Edith Waldrip “Spinster Thurber’s Carpet”..........Minnie Hughson “The Description of a Siege”.........Amelia Valentine “Franz ...............................Alice Morris “The La Rue Stakes ...............................Mac Macdonald “The Chariot Race” (from Ben Hur)..Blanche Cartwright Music—Piano Solo................................Grace Gaukrodger Oration—“The Americanization of the World”...... Edgar Stevens Oration—Edmund Burke.....................Clark Wells Oration—“The Spirit of Martyrdom”......Mabel Uzzell Contestants chosen to represent Alton a! Collinsville. Essay...... Declamation Oration ... Ethel Richards . .Alice Morris . Edgar Stevens40 ‘ ‘ T II E T A T L E R.’ ' Arbor Diiy Program. April 26. 11)07. Piano Solo..........................................................Myrtle Boa Is Reading of the Governor’s Proclamation. Recitation ...............................................................William Kramer Violin Solo..................................................................Fred Haeberle The Purpose and Influence of Arbor Day..............................Johanna Masel Recitation ..........................................................Frank Yennv Vocal Solo.........................................................Mildred Dixon Recitation .................................................................Mabel Neff Piano Solo.................................................................Jaclvn Argo “The perfect type of verdant efflorescent, effervescent Freshies.”—The class of 1910.“THE TATI-HR.” 4« ‘ T W A Y E AKS I K K N . N a warm September evening a somewhat disturbed individual might have been seen hurrying to a neighboring house. 1 le must get up at three o’clock on the next morning and walk three miles to the branch line of the “Q” to there take the train for the Bluff City, lie was to teach Mathematics and “Stunts” in the High School there, and was just a bit uneasy. Soon he returned from the house, with an alarm clock which needed some doctoring. With the aid of his mother’s hairpin, by eleven-thirty lie had succeeded in making the clock act somewhat intelligently, and retired for the remainder of the already well-spent night. He awoke soon after to find the alarm clock stone dead, and his mother calling him from the foot of the stairs. His brother took him across the river in the little blue boat, and at six-thirty that evening he stepped on a banana peeling on the platform of the C. A. depot in Alton. At six-forty-five he was in a “butcher’s” chair on Piasa street. The “butcher,” as is the custom of all good barbers, soon learned that he was to be the new teacher, but “lowed that he mought be best a-goin tu skool.” The seven-thirty Sixth Street car took him to the principal’s house. The door being opened, he said: “Beg pardon sir. but is this Mr. Henry?” “No, sir. This is Mr. Turner.” “Oh! I see. Excuse me. but I got you and the street mixed.” They had told me that I was to go to the corner of Henry street. Mr. Turner then rolled in and sawed open a large eighty-cent watermelon. The guest voted unanimously that this was the best eighty-cent melon he had ever eaten. Monday morning came, and the new “Math.” teacher ran the gauntlet across the front of the assembly room at eight-fifty-nine. Some one shouted “O yes! He looks like a coach; doesn't he?” So embarrassed was the new teacher at this that he “toed out” ever afterward.42 “TIIE TATLER.” Well, the first clay went, and the first year and the vacation and another year. The summer came and “Old High was out again. The fellow just out of college had learned to love the old school, her teachers and pupils,— and especially the fellows, and oftentimes would sit in the quiet of the evening’s shadows and dream of the good old times and the loving, cheerful, kind friends at the school. I fe grew melancholy and sad for he was not to teach in Alton again. He would recall again and again the kind words that were spoken to him and saw all of the games replayed,— the defeats and victories, the sorrows and joys that came with them,—and would twist his talkative member occasionally to make sure that Ed had not made him bite it quite off. He was again on the field with the fellows or in the “Gym with the kind-hearted basket ball girls from whom he expected so much. He laughed to himself as he recalled the good old laughs they all had in class when lie was in good humor and everything seemed funny,—and the banquets, and the stories he told to the Freshmen and Sophomores on the Junior Excursion, and the “stunts” with Mr. Bird and Mr. Richardson, and the parties, and the good times everywhere and all the time. All these came to him and he was reminded that it is not hard to realize the truth of the poet’s words: “Yet a little while, and thee the all-beholding sun shall see no more in all his course.” 1 le is at school now, and is a pupil again. While his work is pleasant and interesting, yet it is no more so than when he was teaching in Alton. He thinks often of the old line-ups, and sees Ed and Roy and Stan and Albert and Herbie or Ellison on the football field in every game. He is sure there arc few better. He knows that Gershom and Carlisle and Carl can play basket ball with any team he has seen. A year or two and all the old ones will have left the High School to take up life’s task. Whatever may be our fortunes this thing we well know: If wc live up to those principles for which the “Old Alton High School” has always stood we shall not go astray. For my part I sincerely trust that “Boola-lxxda or “See where the Alton banners fly” shall always sound like the best of music to us and at all times we may— “Cheer for the Alton High School, her name shall never die.” A. E. Barradf.ix.C LASS O F 1907 44 Colors—Brown and Gold. Motto: “IVe strive for the highest. Historian, MARGARET RADCLIEE. Prophet. EMMA JOESTIX’G. Poet, EDITH VOLZ. Orators. EDWARD BASSETT. MABEL CZZELL. Salutatorian, LILLIE OBEX. Valedictorian. ETHEL RICHARDS. MEMBERS. 43. BOYS, 12. GIRLS, 31. ‘THE TATLEir EDWIN SPARKS, President. IThose lip is but enriched with one appearing hair” AL()NZ() XElXIXGER, Vice-President. “It is better for a young man to blush than to turn pale.” LUCY BRIGGS, Secretary . “Rich in saving common sense” GERSHOM GILLHAM, Treasurer. 'Mislike me not for my complexion, 7'he shadowed livery of the burnished sun.”“tiie tatler: CARL BASSETT. Observe my case of manner and match it if you can EDWARD BASSETT. “Xothing if not critical. CARL BEALL. “Full of sound and fury signifying noth-ing EDWARD BELL. “. Is idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean ' 45 LA RETT A BIERBAUM. I can sf cak German in three different languages” VIRGINIA BOWMAN. Tis good in every case yon know To have two strings unto your bow.” OCT A DARR. “ busy little maiden ” JOYCE DIXON. “A future star!!”46 MILDRED DIXON. “What a talent I have! God help me to be humble” EDNA DOOLING. “Precious articles are done up in small packages.” OLIX ELLISON. “And still the wonder grows That one small head can carry all he knows” GERTRUDE GALLAGHER. “Fashioned so slenderly THE TATLER GRACE GAUKRODGKK. “A szveet attractive kind of grace.” BERNICE GILLHAM. To know her is to love her ” JULIA GREEN. “My salad days, when I was green in judgment.” MINNIE HORN. A silent thoughtful creature, grave, sincere”“THE TATLER.’ HARRISON JACOBY. “Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.” EMMA JOESTINC. most contagious, jolly laugh. JESSIE JOHNSON. “A winsome wee thing. AGNES KELLY. 'A springy motion in her gait: 47 MORELAND McPIKE. “Sclic wolde weepe if that sche sawe a moils. MARGARET MITCHELL. “An ivory tickler of great renown. GERALDINE MORRIS. “Quips and cranks and wanton wiles. Xods and becks and wreathed smiles.” EUNICE NOLAN. “A still, small voice.”4 S LILLIE OBEN. “A most unspotted lily.” MYRTLE PAl’L. Though learned, well-bred, and though well-bred, sincere; Modestly bold, and humanly severe. CHESTER PIERCE. never thrust my nose into other men’s porridge.” DAVID PRINCE. “Two can live as cheaply as one. “THE TATI.ER.” ETHEL RICHARDS. With learned mien She hums the midnight kerosene. MARGARET RADCLIEE Suaviter in mode, fort iter in re.' THERESA RECHER. “And a'en her failings lean to virtue's side.'' BERTHA ROENTCKE. There's one modest and kind and fair.“Til K T A T L K R.' 1 ASHLEY TAYLOR. '7 hear a hollow sound; who rapped my skulir AUGUSTA TRIT E. Two lovely berries' moulded on one stem. SADIE TRUBE. ) “And gladly wolde schc I erne and gladly lecher 49 EMMA UXTER BRINK. We Germans must i together sticken” ' MABEL UZZELL. ' EDIT 11 VOLZ. Little infants of the time. Who write new songs and trust to turn and rhymed ALICE WHITE.5° ‘‘ T II E T A II A H V H S T Metliinks I bear the ring of steel And the sound of steady feet, And see the harvester and scythe And a field of golden wheat. A smile plays o’er the wrinkled face Of this rugged grand old fellow, For Father Time himself has come To claim the brown and yellow. Docs the grain then reach the standard And favorably compare With the hopes of early seed time And four years of toil and care? Thus with anxious heart I watch him. For alas! I know full well The kernel's weight and quality None but old Time can tell. T L E r: 9 T I M E . And now the grand old husbandman Views the field with tho’tful mien. And a look of pleasure seems to light His dear old face. 1 ween. For here and there among the grain, With quiet grace and ease A black-eyed-susan’s- happy face Is nodding in the breeze. She came to us four years ago— None her beauty could surpass— To teach us love and sacrifice As the emblem of our class. What hero boasts of monument For deeds of valor bold That is one-half so beautiful As this flower of brown and gold?“THE TATLER.” 5 She mocks at time, this black-eyed Sue, And from her golden tresses Laughingly shakes the morning dew To the south wind’s soft caresses. And therefore on Time’s dear old face There gleams a smile of pleasure, Instead of weeds among the grain. To find this gold-brown treasure. I hear again the sound of steel. This time so soft and mellow, As the mighty reaper swings his scythe Into the brown and yellow. The fragrant harvest time has come. And I see with silent grief, The class of nineteen seven Round up in Time’s great sheaf. The vision’s o'er. Oh dear old High. We'll pass e’er long from view. Waving high our gold-brown banner. Ridding all a fond adieu. E. M. V.••tiik x A T l !•; r: ’ VK CIIKONYCLK OF V K s F N V O 1C S. T hyfel in the moneth of September that many yonge knightes and faere mayden wenden on here pilgrimage to a straunge lond yclept Hihes-scole. Xow thilke lond was far off and many daungers and hattailes were to he foughten by thes knightes and lavdes, so thei alle gon in oon companye, for protectioun and eke companiounschipe. Sene did this goodlic companye enter a contree, which highte Lond of ye h'reshhemenne, and righte gladlie did thei enter. I hit no soncr liadden thei alle comen in ye toun. thanne a grvm giauntesse, that highte Algybra (who yearlie slough many of ye bravest I'resshe-menne), overtook hem. Thanne did a fiers battaill rage and the cruell Algybra was put to flight by ye valiant knightes who liadden gret strengthe and cunning. And so they faren on here journee. Sone thei neared a contrce where reyned Geometrie. the twynne suster of Algybra; thanne did thes knightes rayse here Armee and the faere lavdes lx ren hiforn hem baners of brown and gold; and thanne was Geometrie agaste whanne that sche saw wommen tight in hattail. and sche fledde in gret dismay. Now thilke hand wenten on here wave and after divers hardchippes did thei reach a playce yclept Countree of ye Junyors, and right joyfullic did thei enter ye citee, for no maner of wight hadde thei secne for many weekes. Ye kynge of ye Junyors welcomed alle fill pleasauntlie. and the knightes cleped he Syr Junyors. and the mayden, Uiyde Junvors; hut ilke kynge was a man of gret cuunninge (as alle Junvors he) and thanne he bade ye demon Physick. (a hidous creature, who inhabited a foul denne. Science, so full of evill formes that even ye armee of ye kynge was afrayed to meete her) to rusche upoon this brave companye and slave them crucllie. But thilke knightes slewe her in a bloodie hattail. Now whanne ye kynge did see thes weren menne of honour and prowesse, he promised hem faithfnlie that if thei stayed in his citee, no maner of harme schoulde happen hem. and so thei alle abode in thilke lond. And a bok did thei write, and in thilke bok did thei pourtray and write many merrie songes. And with muchT A tler: 53 jolitcc thci wrote divers ballads about certayne knightes, who vied with hem in a tumcynge at a smal toun yclept Edwardsville. and how thes straungers weren 'defeated. And tliei sang of ye adventures of son dry classes of incline, yclepcn Senvors, Junyors. Sophomores and ITesshcmenne. Tlianne thise Junyors. who weren barbarians (as thei Ik at the tvme I write), did look at thes pictures and draw hinges, for nonne of hem collide rede oon worcle. And so fid of merrie deedes was thilke bok. that the envyous Junyors (jalous of here fame) did hire hem scribes to write a bok in ye followynnge year. Suddenlie thes deccytful Junyors becayme angric an 1 drove the ccmpanye out of here loud. Tlianne alle ye bande of youthes and laydes wenten on here finall journee, and sone did thei arrive at a beautiful countrec which higlite. “Iloom of ye Senvors : and verrailv a lovelie and eke rich playce it is. Tlianne did thes knightes chose a leader for to be here chief and him thei clepen “Sir Edwyn ye Goode. for goo le and valiant is ilke knight and eke cunning: for on ye night here enemyes, ye Junyors. did rayse here standard, this worthie chief with the avde of the llour of his knighthede, Alonzo the W’yse. Syr Olyn the I'aer, and Gershcm the Lene. did hurl it down with gret force by the ayde of ccrtayne tall poles. yclept clothes props, and tlianne weren alle ye Junyors sore distressed and ran with a gret speed and said nothinnge. On ye followynnge night Svr Edwvn ye Goode did rayse his owne standard of broun and gold, and faer was it to look uppon, so rich and (hzzlinnge were the colours : tlianne whil this commaundcr. with a few wel-chosen conipaniouns, did guard it faithfulie. gaylie it floated on a most liilie tour, much to the dismaye of ye Junyors. I11 ye merrie moncth of May will there be a tournament in a feeld near Collinsville and alle ye knightes from alle ye countree round will jousten; tlianne the most brave Senyor Knightes will eek go. and gret honour and many medaills will tlui win. hr incline who have overcome Latvn and ckk Ccrmayn will jousten bravlie. Sone will this compayne complete here travells: tlianne will thilke knightes don black arm ur. which signifies gret strengthe, and ye laydes will robe themselves in snow white gouns. which colour denotes j uritee and vertue. Tlianne will ye facultee (thise he certayne learned menne and woniineii. who love ye Senvors and helpen them in divers jousts) give eclie oon a parchment tyed with a gay ribband, as a token of love and friendschipe. Tlianne54 “THE T A T L E R.’ ’ ilkc knightes will mounten black chargers and ye mayden, milk white steedes. and far awaye will thei riden to enter ye wyde world. But verie successful will thei he in all here ventures, for eclie oon is vertuous and stronge and has a goodlie quanitie of wisdom. Augusta I.. Trube. N E I) I) I E II A I) A L I T T L E C A N . Neddie had a little can. Its color was a reddish-tan; He hung it on his desk one day. Which made the scholars very gav. A damsel fair of the faculty. Came down the aisle quite haughtily. She did not think such foolish pranks, Did ever happen in the Senior ranks. Her head was held so very high. This pretty (?) can she did not spy. Until at last it was too late. The can had met its awful fate. Her tiny feet had jarred its poise; And the poor can made an awful noise. She turned bewildered to seek its source. And saw the can clang hack and forth. Professor 1». C. Richardson Laughed out-right at this jolly fun. Likewise did all the students shout. When Neddie led the poor can out. K. C. H., ’08.‘ ‘ T H E T A TEE R.’ ’ 57 TATLElt MOV HI). Editor-in-Chief— FRANKLIN OLIN. Associate Editors— DOROTHY BLAIR, LEE HULL. GRACE SHELTt )N. Art Editor— BLANCHE CARTWRIGHT. Assistant— RICHARD SPARKS. Business Manager— MARCUS TAYLOR. Assistant Manager— EDGAR STEVENS.5 4 ‘ T H C LASS O F 1 908. Colors—Dark Blue and Gold. O X E-a-lacka! XIX E-a-lacka! Bow! Wow! Wow! X A UG HT-a-lacka! EIGHT-a-lacka! Chow! Chow! Chow! A-a-lacka! H a-lacka! S' Boom! Bow! VESTA BAUER, whose name belongs on the Junior Roll, was coni' pelled to leave school at the end of the first term and re-entered too late to have her picture appear with the class. T A T L E R.’ ’ EDGAR STEVENS, President. First in his own mind as well as in class lie'll criticise, judge you, and likewise “sass As manager, too, lie stands at the front. Rut teaching geom. is his greatest stunt. JACOB LIPSKY, Vice-President. In height not more than five feet six, He oftentimes his words doth mix; Jake keeps an eye on every girl. And tries right hard his hair to curl. HARRY HERB, Secretary. The rushing motor cycle fad I las quite consumed this happy lad; And if in school you think lie's slow, Just watch him try the hammer throw. LEE HULL, Treasurer. Although he is fond of studying books. He has joined the union of master cooks: For the thing that he does to a delicate brown. Ts roasting the pupils all over the town.‘1 T II E 1 STANLEY ALLEN. First we have on the Junior roll Stanley so quaint and oh, so droll; A runner is he as swift as the deer. And nimble is he the hurdle to clear. LORENA BAUER. “Pleased with a rattle. Tickled with a straw.” As sweet a little infant As ever you saw. DOROTHY BLAIR. Tall in height, yet she’s not fat; On the Junior question she stands pat; Although her voice is soft and low. Dorothy is bv no means slow. NELLIE BUND. Nellie lives in the far East End, To that district she charms doth lend: When factory smoke obscures the sun. Nellie shines forth like fire from a gun. r a t l e r: ' 59 BLANCHE CARTWRIGHT. An artist is she of great renown. And Latin she reads without a frown. You really ought to hear her declaim, And then you’ll appreciate her fame. HELEN CHAPMAN. Her complexion’s a dream, It’s peaches and cream; And she’s brains not a few, There’s enough here for two. LULU COYLE. Lulu! Oh my. how small is she! Scarcely higher than grandpapa’s knee. As Lulu sits in the school-room seat, Two large books are under her feet. HAROLD CURDIE. This boy, although he is no fool, Tried to show how to run the school; But alas! his object was lost to view In a string of demerits, 1+2.(to FLORENCE DAWSON. She’s not small, no, not at all; In size and shape like a poplar tall ; And her walk, oh my. it makes me sigh. It’s the envy of all the passers-by. NETTIE EL RLE. Sawed off. hammered down. Short but sweet. She’s always prim And extremely neat. MARY ELLISON. From off the farm our Mary came. With rosy cheeks and sturdy frame; I ler leisure time she doth employ In making eyes at each passing hoy. LOUIS ENOS. Louis’s name doth head the roll Of those that love the vaulting pole; And he’ll yet be. a prophet said. An athlete greater than even Ed. ‘THE TATLER.” MARGAkET GALLAGHER. She's possessed of a wonderful laugh: It’s really so sweet. That you jump to your feet At a sound like the hawl of a calf. XIXA GASKIN’S. From early morn till late at night. Xina does nothing but write and write; She's perfectly sane in other ways. Letter-writing is her one craze. HERBERT GILL. A mechanic, so I’ve been told. Who labors for pleasure and gold; And a sailor with gun in hand. Ready to die for his native land. HARRY G IT IE. I larry’s a boy of studious bend, To nothing but books doth he attend. If he were invited, truant to play. I wonder what Harry would say!!‘'THE T A T L E R.’' BESSIE GREEN. 'Phis maiden fair, as all may see. Sheds plenteous tears full readily: ()f letters she writes each day a score,— One beau won’t do, she must have four. NELLIE GREEN. What’s the matter with Nellie, pray? A cat stole her tongue the other day; What an awful thing-for a cat to sneak! Now Nellie sits and can not speak. MILDRED GW INNER. The most proper member of the class Of 190S is this fair lass; She never uses the telephone though. Eor she never deigns to say “hello.” KATHRYN HANAIIAN. Feeble and weak, but prim and meek. And everything else that’s good; Her hair is sleek, and pale her check. She never does grin when she should. 6i HENRY HARMS. I le makes the most of every minute. Completes a task if told to begin it. Sot a second small does Henry waste: His motto is. “Don’t fool, make haste. VIRGINIA HARRISON. Quiet and good, does what she should. Of her actions such is the style; 1 ler face is fair, good marks her care, And she never your anger doth rile. LILLIAN HAZ ELTON. Quiet, demure, is this maiden fair. Blue her eye and brown her hair; In demeanor good, in manners cov. She never speaks to any mere boy. EMILY HOPPE. Poems galore doth this maid indite, From early morn till late at night; In fact, she writes so many rhymes. She loses track of places and times.r 2 HARRY KUHN. This gent’s most wonderful quality Is net that he came from over the sea; Nor does lie happen to be a king. But he’s a duke,—the real live thing. LELA LANG. When she’s here, she’s a dear— Alas, she’s ofttimes wanting. She’s the peer of any near But never is found vaunting. 0 NKLLE McCREA. Xelle commands the basket-ball team; Though• fleet of foot, in body lean; The live-long day she busily plays, And makes a racket to rival the jays. MAMIE NIXON. How doth this busy little maid Employ each shining eye. And change expression of her face For every passer-by! ‘ T I I E TAT L E R.’ ’ VICTOR NUTTER. I le’s a captivator of hearts, Of hearts both young and strong; For lie’s a mixer of love’s elixir, And can catch any girl with a song. AURELIA OBERMUELLER. Of her quietness we are proud. She's never noisv and never loud; And then in books she’s perfect, too, And knows far more than Seniors do. FRANKLIN OLIN. As lazy as only a Chief dare he— I know this for I’ve been there to see. I Ie’ll give directions that make you weep, And while you're working, he will sleep. EDGAR PAUL. As straight as a poplar, Brave-looking, too; I’ve heard lie's a quitter, Don't believe it, do you ?“THE T FRIEDA PERRIN. She knows quite a lot. for such a small tot. Her mark she will make, though a girl; She’s cool as is shown bv her quiet tone. When the rest of our heads are a swirl. ANNA RAITH. As straight as they make ’em. you see; And in class exceedingly bright; Her answers are clear as can be; She studies real hard every night. LILLIAN RICE. A sister, a twin, who raises a din. This maid quite oft gets the wiggles; As she is a beauty she thinks it a duty. To lx quite consumed with the giggles. VIVIAN RICE. She eats puffed rice, and that is why. This maiden grew so very high; It gave her. too. a perfect brain. W hich even Latin does not strain. A TLER.” 63 ALEX ROBERTSON. Oli. why does he think it a Sin to pick locks. And none to display such Awful loud socks? GRACE SHELTON. As wise as Minerva and beautiful too. With a finer name than Kalamazoo; For I wager that you have never met a More pleasing name than Grace Bellretta. RICHARD SPARKS. Every day, at break of dawn, Dick on his pony goes galloping on ; And the earlv bird doth softly say. “He’ll surely catch a worm some day. THOMAS STANTON. Speak of Stanton and it calls to mind The noisest bov of the Junior kind. He may lx little—now that’s no joke, But he is louder than other folk.r'4 MARCUS TAYLOR. An athlete of fame, a business man too. He easily does what Seniors can’t do; He tells us also most wonderful tales. Of spearing of gars and catching of whales. GERTIE TEMME. She is. as all the Juniors know. Thoroughly Irish from top to toe; And when the Juniors a champion need. The foe of Gertie should take good heed. MINNIE VOGEL. This lady is bright and surely a light, All duty she strives to fulfill: She commits but one sin. it licth herein. •s )c |y d0Wn'hiil. like this “Til E T A T L E R.’ ’ I’A I'Ll XK TOXSOR. A word to the wise is sufficient. All Juniors arc wise we know;— W hen P. T. falls from the housetop You'd better look out below. CELINE WEBB. She’s such a squelcher, it makes one sigh. You dare not even wink your eye: The only thing she’s found (). K. vet Is a fine young man.—a brave cadet. LEILA WITT. Did you ever sit and ponder Why Leila's such a wonder? She never gets the worst of it Because she has such brilliant wit. MABEL Y A EGER. Extremely cute, forever a joy, Delight and envy of many a hoy. On study and work this girl doth dote And never was known to get into a boat.“TH K TATLER.” 65 .1 r N I O U C II A H A C T K IUSTICS. Freshmen—serene, as Sophomores—serener, as Juniors—serenest. This somewhat Mattering estimate of the most evident characteristic of the present mythically and extraordinarily brilliant company of humans, known as the Class of 1908. of the Alton High School,—this estimate, I say, of the aforementioned class has been repeatedly expressed by certain lions of learning. That this assertion is true I will proceed to demonstrate by a methodically correct and, as I pride myself, although not strictly in accordance with any recognized analytical method, still necessarily self-evident to those possessing that mental quality known as common sense,—by such a method, with a reason simple in itself, but extremely conclusive will I convince you of the truth of this estimate. The aforementioned reason is as follows: The various members of classes other than the Class of 190S. have,— and it is a cause for sorrow,—fallen into a habit which proves their inferiority to the Class of 190S in respect to serenity. This habit consists of—and although I apologize for the vulgarity of the term, still it is undeniably unusually expressive—a process known as “cramming” before the monthly tests kindly submitted to our attention by the various members of our illustrious faculty. It is not the purpose of this manuscript to elucidate the definition of any words whose meaning may be shadowed with a slight doubt, hence I will leave the literal significance of “cramming” to be imagined or perhaps more properly to be ferreted out. by which process I sincerely hope no erroneous conclusions will be reached. As has been ascertained times innumerable, the practice mentioned above is most certainly not prevalent to any extent among the members of the Class of 1908. Thus since these things are true, and indeed since any hint to the contrary would be excruciatingly and painfully cruel to the finer sensibilities so highly developed in our age. they must be true. After considering with that faithful pertinacity characteristic of this school’s pupils and patrons, the“TH E T A TLER.” 66 evidence at hand, it is the author’s firm and unalterable belief that this simple argument may lx? lucidly and clearly presented before the discerning mind of the reader. Then, leaving in the peruser’s mind the firm conviction of the superiority of the Class of ’08 over other less phenomenal classes, let us turn our attention to a subject, which, though hardly worthy of the grave consideration herein given, still deserves at least a brotherly and perhaps even complimentary mention: let us turn then, to that highly amusing not to say comically ludicrous conglomeration of imperfect physical formations and even more poorly developed mental capabilities—The Freshman Class. Right here I had best say for the purpose of the enlightenment of the more ignorant that translations of the foregoing and even the following may lx had in the simplest words from the Editor-in-Giief. The following is a verbatim chronicle of a conversation between an ignorant Freshman and a highly educated Junior, who has soared into the realms of knowledge, cast off the smothering blanket of ignorance and has loosed the |x wers with which nature has kindly endowed the inner chambers of the minds of the most fortunate: Freshman—Say. does (). K. on your paper mean all right? Junior—Such doth the earthly state of worldly affairs decree. Freshman—(considerably astounded and visibly abashed)—Then why don’t the teacher put on A. R. ? This, as I may have before made plain, is only one of the grains of sand in the mighty seashore of unalloyed, unprejudiced evidence which all contribute to the self-evident conclusion of the wonderful difference lx?tween the inky dark ignorance of Freshmen and the celestial brightness of praiseworthy wisdom in Juniors. Still with the characteristic foresight innate in the constitution of the Juniors, they have lx?en able, by means of a slight use of their acute reasoning powers, to lay forth the fact in all its entirety that the Freshmen are one and all undeniably excusable for their seemingly | ersistcnt lack of mental power. I fence though with but little effort the Freshmen may Ik excused, still it is lxwond the jxnver of humans and even Juniors, to ransack the closeted stores of knowledge and learned heads and to secure from these miscellaneous reservoirs of wisdom any excuse in the least way plausible or fitting for the inexplicable, unsophisticated, and supris-ingly cpieer not to say incomprehensible conduct of the Sophomores and Seniors.“Til E T ATI, K r 0 However, since it is not the purpose of the author to disparage the various classes attendant at our nohle educational institute, I will close with a sincere request that these unfortunates will hereafter pattern after those, who. though still human arc at the present time becoming aware of sensations attendant on the growth of beautiful white wings,—Look up then, to the noble class of i o8. Miss Gilmore often tells the class When the lesson’s rather rough 1 low each and every lad and lass Recites, not long enough. W A It . lie put his hand up. just a mite— 1 le thought she’d not observe, I»ut when she said, “Well Klden.” oh, 1 le almost lost his nerve. Tt happened on one winter’s day With Freshmen on the floor. Not one in all the dumb array Knew anything of “war.” He fumed and squirmed and kicked the seat And said something like German, lint finally murmured, red as a beet. “I’m only quoting Sherman.” At last a bright idea came Unto brave Klden P». And what this bright idea was W e very soon shall see. 1 le tried to stop right then and there Hut there Miss (i. would dwell. At last came lmldly from his chair This brave s| ecch, “W ar is Hell.” And then for some unheard of cause As why a dead cow’s beef Miss Gilmore did not even pause ( r sav. “( h, that’s too brief.” 68 “THE T A T I. E R.’' T II K E s C A I K . POKING down Summit street hill you will see a wall of white stones which marks the site of the old penitentiary. This weather-beaten wall brings to mind the old prison and the unfortunate prisoners of the Civil War. I have often heard an uncle of mine, who is an old soldier, tell stories of the war time and one story which he was particularly fond of telling was about the ingenious escape of three Confederate soldiers from this old jail. These men, owing to the crowded condition of the jail during the last years of the war, were confined with three others in a narrow cell. W hen they were put in this cell, they found the other inmates very weak and ill from confinement and lack of exercise. The six men had not been in the cell more than a month, when one evening the guard, who came to bring in their supper, found that three men had died during the afternoon. 1 he narrow pine boxes were brought in and as the guard was about to place the dead bodies in them, one of the prisoners, who wore the ragged uniform of a captain, stepped forward and asked if he might perform the last sad services of respect for his dead comrades. The guard gave his consent readily, glad to escape so unpleasant a task and left the cell. When the guard had gone, the captain paced up and down for a few minutes in deep thought. Presently he turned to his companions and held a short whispered conversation. He briefly told them of an idea he had by means of which they might escape. Of course it involved great risk, but anything was better than inactivity. I hey wrapped the corpses in blankets and laid them in the darkest corner of the cell, where the men were accustomed to sleep. 1 hey then took the place of the corpses in the coffins, carefully putting on the lids, and awaited developments. In a short time the guard returned with six men to carry out the coffins. He glanced into the corner and saw that the men were apparently asleep : then he turned, and. as the lids of the boxes were alreadv on. lie drove some nails in each lid to keep it in place. When this was done, the men picked up their leads and carried them into a room apart from the jail to await burial.‘ ‘ T I I E T A T L E R.’ ’ 69 Early in the morning Uncle Dan, the old colored man, whose work it was to carry the dead soldiers to their last resting places, came with his horse and wagon and carried the boxes away. The morning was gloomy and foggy and the town was still half asleep when Uncle Dan and his grewsome load started slowly np State street hill. In the 6o’s Alton was much smaller than it is today and when the funeral cart reached the top of State street, it neared the edge of town. When the houses were left behind, the solitude of the country road began to work on I ncle Dan’s imagination and he felt very lonely and forsaken. When he saw the graveyard through an opening in the trees, cold chills began to chase each other up and down his back and he began to wonder whether the ghosts might not be walking; and besides it wasn’t a very pleasant job to bury dead men, even if they were rebs. While the old fellow was thinking of these things, the horse was jogging along a country road fringed by tall corn. When a crow began to “caw in mournful accents and a black cat slunk across the road, I ncle Dan’s kinky hair began to rise. I hose were sure signs of bad luck and no rabbit’s foot charm could turn away such signs as those. Just then there was a great commotion in the rear of the wagon, a great creaking and tearing of wood. L ncle Dan’s hair stood straight up now and his hat flew off as he turned his head just in time to see three very lively Confederate soldiers jump off the tail end of the wagon and run into the corn field. He was so terrified by this sudden resurrection of the dead that instead of turning around and going back to the prison, he whipped up his horses and never slacked his furious pace until he reached the Inn at what is now North Alton. When the penitentiary officials heard of the escape, a posse was sent in pursuit of the prisoners, but it was too late, for the Confederates had crossed the river and once in Missouri, were safe in their own lines, lhe three dead soldiers were buried that same day. but Uncle Dan did not drive the funeral cart. Mamie Nixon. “In each cheek appears a pretty dimple.’’—Margaret Gallagher.A L T O IS I ' I l S I I N 1 O L K V A U LT ! Word has just l cen received that Louis Lnos won first place at Champaign in the Pole Vault, jumping 10 ft. 115,; in., and now holds the state high school record Stanley Allen won fourth place in the 50 and 100 yard dashes. II f|. I I in. A .Il'MtHt. of course!Soroiii! Year, Second Section 74 “Til K TATLER.” S K C o N I v K A 11 - S i C O N I) S K C T I O Jaclyn Argo. Maude Ballengcr. Marjorie Betts. Wilmot Black. Martin Bristow. 1 .ewis ( alamo. Daisy Campbell. Lucille Chamber lain. Cora 1.. Cole. Mamie Coleman. Mae Coulter. Rhea Curdic. Lucy Degenhardt. Colors—Scarlet and Black. President .... Vice-President Secretary Treasurer .. .. OFFICERS. ...............Frederick Me:Pike ..................Tilton We ad .................Sanford Taylor ................Mortense Roik'.eks Charles Dixon. Loomis Dorsey. Elizabeth Eberhardt. Bertha Edwards. Frances Fechncr. Bertha Fiegenbaum. Emmet Fitzgerald. Charles Flach. Imo Gillham. Alma Green. Alvira Haley. Helen Hall. Harvey Harris. Kathalecn 1 leskett. I lelen I lope. Kendall Hopkins. I larry Johnston. Edward Juttemeycr. Mamie Kelsey. Hilda Kohler. William Korte. Hannah Kranz. Eunice Lavenue. Amelia Leady. Ruth Keeper. Viola Loarts. I lallie Mae Logan. Lela Logan. Stanley Lynch. Lillian Marsh. Joseph Mangan. Philomene Maruin. Frederick Me Pike. Kirk Mook. Alice Morris. Xellie Mottaz. Ernest Netzhammcr. John Olin. f.eland Osborne.“THE TATLKK.” Fern Oulson. Raymond Patrick. Elda Paul. F'thcl Paul. Lauretta Paul. Pearl Paul. Wilma Pierce. Kdna Radcliff. Hull Continued. Mildred Redmond. I lortensc Rodgers. Nettie Roscbcrry. Mae Rowan. Alice Ryrie. Kdna Sawyer. Rebecca Schwartz. Nelson Schwcppe. Walter Smith. Lester Snell. Florence Steiner. Sanford Taylor. Lelia Tribble. Pearl Trube. Minnie lebelhack. Amelia alcntine. KOI NO—On May 6. on the first lloor of the A. H. S. Pudding, at the foot of the girls’ stairway, a dark brown switch containing one hairpin. Owner can obtain the same by applying to the janitor and paying storage charges. Myrtle Volz. Verna Warner. Tilton Wead. Clark Wells. James Wilson. ieorge Yackcl. Fay Yaeger.‘‘THE TATLE R.’ ’ T II E C L A S S O F I 9 0 9 . We’ve passed two years of High School life, And oh! the fun we've had! We are always termed the teachers’ pets,” Because we’re never had. The nicest seats in the room are ours. Through the window the balmy wind blows: And on the floor, at our very feet. The sun his bright rays throws. In Geometry we’re so very bright. We can prove a circle a square! Oh! when it comes to smartness, The Sophomores are there! We’re the first class in the High School To.take German the Second Year; And already we’re excellent Dutchmen. All constructions are so clear. Of all the beautiful languages, Spoken by human tongue; None but this jaw-breaking German, Affords the learner such fun. Our faces twist in fantastic shapes. T11 attempting those awful sounds; And even our brains twist into kinks. And our thoughts stray out of bounds. “Was hat jedes Kind?” the teacher asked, The answer should “parents he; But “Eltern” had slipped from the mind of N. S. So “einen Vogel” said he. A boy, who is perfectly rational,— No one ever said he was not,— Arose one day, and calmly declared That the ice in the pitcher was hot!“THE TATLER.” 77 Again, when over-zealous, A bashful youth rose, and said; ‘Teh liebe dich,” to our teacher, Sat down and turned quite red. On the memorable day of the class-meet. When the red and the black waved high. And we gained victories, one after one, Till we heard the Juniors sigh; And once upon the black-board Appeared a startling fact; “I have eaten my father,” said someone, Just think! in white and black. We saw their pale lips quiver, And heard them begin to fuss ; So we let them win the victories. Now, wasn’t that sweet of us? But we shall master this German, And shall excellent Dutchmen be; For the Sophomores always conquer, And we’ll conquer this, you’ll see. We have kind and unselfish natures, The teachers treat us fine; They’ll forever be proud to own us, The “Class of 1909.” . Bertha Fiegexbaum. I say, isn’t she the dearest creature that ever walked! Miss Navlor. FOUND—In room 4. seat 3, aisle 6, one piece of gum sticking to back of seat. Owner can have same by proving property and paying for this insertion.7« THE TATLER.” T II K S O V II O M O H I! L K (i I O N . UK Sophomore legion lias gained many brilliant victories during the present year. When school began in September, we naturally desired the choice seats near the south windows and were much disappointed to find that the Juniors, who had arrived before us, had taken |x ssession of them. At that time we did not have sufficient confidence in ourselves to try to drive out the gigantic Juniors, hut when we heard that they wished to keep the pleasure of studying Herman all to themselves, we rebelled. We invaded the German class-room in force, and on account of our bravery the teachers surrendered and allowed us to study the language of the brave and warlike Germans. Thus we won a great victory, hut were not yet satisfied. We studied militarv tactics under Caesar himself and secretly made plans to attack the Juniors on the twenty-eighth of January. Choosing Generals Kogan and Johnston for our leaders, we took the enemy completely by surprise and threw them into such a panic that they did not stop fleeing until they reached the extreme rear of the room. This was indeed a famous victory. in English, Katin and German, we have associated so much with verbs that we have absorbed most of their qualities. What else does a verb denote but action and are not the Sophomores in action all the time? Most of us are “transitive and have an “object” of completing the High School course in another year or two, hut a few are “intransitive” and do not seem to care how long it takes them. Most of us live in the “active” voice, hut a few, such as Daisy Campbell and Sanford Taylor, are “passive” and “suffer” falls and tumbles. Most of our number are “present” on all occasions, a very few are “imperfect (at least when viewed through the teacher’s microscope), some work only in the “future,” most of us are “perfect and form good examples for the young Freshmen; while those who are not perfect at present intend to he “future perfect. and may success attend them. —Contributed by a Sophomore.“THE TATLER.” 7 A I) I S A P P O I N T I N (i I) It K A M . I;KVV nights ago I had a dream which seemed the most realistic I ever experienced. Probably an overdose of supper was the cause of it, but, like the supper, it was good while it lasted. After having had various mental disturbances during my slumber, it seemed as though I suddenly awoke to find it broad daylight in my room. And yet. as I looked around, after sitting up in bed. it did not seem to be my own cozy, comfortable room with all my familiar possessions in view, but a very elegant apartment. I rubbed my eyes and pinched my arms to make sure I was in my right mind, and it seemed that I was. Just as 1 arose to investigate my surroundings, I happened to notice that my hands looked thin and shrunken, and then a glance at my feet showed them to appear the same. This gave me a surprised and uncomfortable feeling, and I hastened to investigate further. Putting a hand to my head. I was astonished to find it completely bald: this discovery disturbed me so. that I jumped for the mirror in a beautiful dresser across the room. My limbs felt old and stiff, much to my annoyance, but imagine the dismay with which I viewed my own likeness in the glass! An old, wrinkled face confronted me, with a prominent nose, a drooping mouth, and deep seams and furrows in the “cheeks, surmounted by a high and bare skull of a head. In front of the glass lay a wig. which I felt must lielong to me. so I hastily put it on. and it improved my ap|K arance considerably. There seemed something familiar about my face, but I could not divine what it was. Seeing what I supposed must 1m my clothes on a chair, I slowly and doubtinglv got into them. They were evidently what I had lx en wearing, as they fitted me perfectly, but they seemed unnatural in cut and material. After completing my dressing, I involuntarily ran my hands through my pockets and brought out. to my great amazement, handfuls of money and valuable pa|R rs. glance at the papers and it came over me with a rush.—“I am John I). Rockefeller! ' I was quite overcome f r the moment, but quickly recovered myself, and resolved to make the l cst of it. A knock at the door of the room was followed by the entry of what I saw was a valet, who looked his discreetI So “THE TATLER.” astonishment at finding me already dressed. He informed me that breakfast was ready to be served, and this I was glad to hear. I managed to find my way to the breakfast room, where there was spread an appetizing assortment of food, and a bread and milk set. I ignored the latter, and pitched into the hot food, like a hungry boy, causing wondering looks from the attentive servant. On finishing the meal, I was asked if my carriage should he ordered, but I decided to take a walk to accustom myself to my new character and surroundings. I stepped into a street lined with handsome houses and strolled along aimlessly to see what would turn up. A newsboy ran up with the morning papers and 1 handed him a ten dollar bill and told him to keep the change. He seemed stupefied by my action, and gazed after me as though he thought I must be drunk or crazy. Tbe realization that I had quantities of money then came over me.—more money than 1 could spend, and I determined to scatter some of it to amuse myself and astonish others. Meeting a poorly dressed woman with a flock of small children. I told her that I owed her fifty dollars and handed over the money. She had no chance to say anything, for I hurried away without looking back. Then I took a notion that I should like to ride, and seeing an automobile store across the street, went over and told the proprietor that I wanted the best automobile he had. He seemed to recognize me and lost no time in showing me his stock. He recommended one at $4,000.00. which I promptly paid him. without seeming to reduce my supply of money. T then hired one of his men as chauffeur and away we went, slowly at first and then faster and faster, out on the fine boulevards. People stopped on the sidewalks to watch us. other vehicles and teams hustled out of the way. policemen tried to stop us. but on we went, faster and faster, until we could not see anything as we whizzed along. Suddenly there yawned in front of 11s a deep chasm. There was no time to stop nor to turn. Straight toward it we rushed! I gave an awful yell and took a flying jump, felt a tremendous thump, and landed on the floor of my own familiar room. Such a disappointment! I was not Rockefeller after all! S. K. T., ’09. Mr. Richardson (absently at 8 a. m.)—Good evening. s i : c o n i) v k a is - f i it s r s i : c t i o n C'oi.oks—Black and Gold. President Secretary Treasurer OFFICERS. ...............WlNKREV (iRKGORY .....................Hoyt Cox ................M af. Macooxaf.o Estell Beatty. Florence Bell. Dorothy Burns. Ollic May Campbell. Lenora Cartwright. Chester Cousley. I lovt Cox. Alphonso Derrick. Clara Fiedler. Senia Fiedler. Alma Freeman. Winfrey Gregory. Lillian I Iainilton. Bertha HolTman. W arren Hoffman. Minnie Hughson. I'.stella Jackson. F'tta Jones. F'va Kelley. Lenora Koch. Florence Kuhn. Julia Linnan. Mae Macdonald. Johanna Masel. Fdith Matthews. Mae Matthews. Julius Meisenheimer. F'.arl Miller. Warren Mullen . Frieda Yl .hammer. ()ra Redmond. Irene Riehl. Amelia Ringemann. Ernestine Rost. I lerbert Schaefer. Fdith Sehvvaah. Margaret Stack. Frank Stowell. Irene Thredc. Paulina Zimmerman.T A TI. KR. • 83 C LASS II I S T O II V . NK day in the early part of September about nine years ago, troops of children gathered in the primary rooms of the different schools of this city, whose purpose was to prepare themselves to explore the kingdom of knowledge. Even while we were very small we were told by our teachers, that if we studied well and showed ourselves brave and faithful, we would be permitted to finish our training in a beautiful place called High School. At first we were too childish to think much about this, but as we grew older we l ecame very anxious to see this wonderful place. The time came at last when we were told by our teachers, that our training with them was finished, and we might start on the road to High School, but that we must stop at Lincoln Halfway House, and make our final preparation. Here the large band from Humboldt met smaller bands from Irving, l owell. Garfield and Washington. After a year of hard drill, we were given a ticket by the principal for admission into the High School, and entered here January 26. 1907. The first thing of any consequence, that happened to us. was when the photographer appeared on the scene and we realized “We were to be taken.” Our fears began to vanish and we thought if this was a forerunner of what our four years were to he, we would be able to hold out. but these illusions like our fears soon vanished, and we found out that we were expected to do something else beside ‘‘looking pleasant.” While we were still Freshmen, the boys tried to hold up the honor of the class and entered the preliminary track meet, hut we received no i oints. We did not wish our boys to feel discouraged, but urged them to remember the proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed try. try again. This year our boy entered again, and again we received no points. The class, however, intend to take up a collection and purchase our one champion a copy of the story of P.ruce and the Spider. Xow that we have passed from the Freshman to the Sophomore year, we have reached that point, where we can«4 ••THE TATLER.” look backward as well as forward, and as we have viewed the entrance of the two last Freshman classes we began to feel of some importance, so we organized our class, elected our first officers and chose our colors. We have progressed very fast in our studies. We have learned almost enough in these two years to graduate, but expect to remain two years longer so that E. B. may have time to learn to spell “prepared” and that D. B. may succeed in pronouncing her favorite word “duokaitriakontahedron.” She has obtained full instruction from the English teacher about its pronunciation and expects to be able to say it fluently after only two more years of practice. Florence Kuhn. MR. WATSON’S PHILOSOP If Y . One day with thoughts on Physics, A study in the courses, ‘Now can you not the properties Of couple forces show?” We chanced upon a chapter, Which dealt with “couple forces.” She answered “Mr. Watson. I reallv do not know.” Said wise, young Mr. Watson, With a twinkle in his eye, I'hen said Professor Watson “I’d be very glad to hear Addressing a fair maiden. Who seemed to be quite shy: The answer to this question. Will someone volunteer? “The principle is easy, Your mem’ry will ne’er be taxed. If you will only bear in mind How a couple usually acts.”Yrnr, Srrtiiid Section.Firwt Year, Second Section‘ ‘ T I I E T A T L E R ’ 88 F I R S T Y K A H — S E C O N I) S E C T ION. Colors—Light Rlue and Gold. Captain of Athletics—-James Coleman. CLASS ROLL. Percy Beall. Dorothy Dorsey. Bertha Lee. Groves Smith. Stanley Beck. Nellie Epplev. Estelle Magee. Hilda Steiner. Elden Betts. Harriet Forbes. Stephen Mathews. Cordelia Stutz. Marguerite Bickel. Ruth Freeman. Thomas McCarroll. Pearl Summers. Lovie Blanton. Gladys Fuller. (ieorge Mook. Elliott S. Taylor. George Boyd. Ida Getsinger. Ruth Moran. Elliott F. Taylor. Alfred Bratfish. Howard Glen. Augustus Morgenroth. George Thomas. Edith Browne. Warren Gratian. Mabel Neff. Minnie Votterott. John Carstens. Fred Ilaeberle. William Pace. Louis Walter. Sidway Clement. Bessie Hamilton. George Powell. Edith Waltrip. Janies Coleman. Julia Harrison. Dell Riley. Josephine Webb. Lucie Craig. John Hays. Josephine Rippe. Fred B. Weld. Madeline Day. Walter Hefner. Paul Rothacher. Florence Weindel. Joseph Degenhardt. Clause Heppner. Eulah Sheets. Le Roy Wilding. Florence Dick. Edith Hoppe. Phil Sheridan. Mary Wilson. Laura Diez. William Kramer. Addie Smart. Joseph Wright. Robert Dooling. Eva revenue. Edna Smith. Frank Yenny.“THE T A T L E R.’' 8.) T KI K V A T It I ) T I C CLASS. jHE Freshman Class is the patriotic class of the High School. How can we help but make history every day with such members as Philip Sheridan, George Thomas, Hayes, Jackson, Lee, Hamilton, Brown, Taylor, Carson, Wilson and Smith, all of whom everyone recognizes as prominent historical characters, and Louis Walter, son of the ex-state senator? We are so very patriotic that Mr. Richardson changed our seats up to the front part of the room, just before Washington’s birthday, that we might inspire the Sophomores when they gave their patriotic program. We have two Elliott Taylors in the class. Elliott F. is famed as an artist, while Elliott S. is a famous orator. You probably may be inclined to doubt this last statement, but we can prove it. for when Demosthenes was asked what was the first quality of an orator, he answered, “Actionand which was the second, lie replied, “Action and which was the third and he still answered, “Action.” So anyone who has ever seen Elliott will agree that lie is an orator. The Seniors may talk about their giants, but they arc not to be compared to the small boys in our class. Why the Senior boys were not large enough to have a single name on the High Honor Roll, while our smallest boy represented the Freshman Class. The class is also very popular, especially certain members; if you do not think so, ask some of the Sophomore boys. Even the school board recognizes the importance of our class, for upon our entering the High School, they employed four new teachers and after we had been there only five months they employed another. When the people heard of the renown of the Freshman Class, pupils came from Grafton. F'ast Alton. South Alton and Jersev-ville to join our class. Xo one can deny that we have at least one Smart scholar, which is more than any other class has, and every one knows that if the High School pupils make any progress they must follow our Pace. E. Dorothy Dorsey.First Year. First Section.Ilattic Bilderbeck Myrtle Boats. Jessie Botkin. John Boyle. Mabel C oyle. I.ulu Feldwisch. Ma Foreman. Theodore lormhals. Metie Fredeking. “ I II K TATU-ir 91 F I H S T Y K A H - F I It S T S K C T I O N . Colors—Link and Tan. ( FF1CKRS. President ....................... Vice-President .................. Treasurer ....................... ( ) Fkkdkkinc . . . 1C Ml I.V 1 lOKFKKT .. Lui.r Fkldwiscii CL SS K( LI Rex Gary. Mae Hamilton. Florence Harris. Frances 1 Iarris. Nelson Hawkins. F.inily 1 loefert. Philip I lolYinann. Helen I loll. Paul Jacoby. Klizabeth Johnstone. Angelica Kauffman. Ruth Mcllolland. Jennie McKee. Louis Mueller. Verna Nickels. George Pierre. Lelia Rodgers. Frank Rotlnveiler. Ruby Russell. Pearl Shearlock. Karel Schmoeller. Della Trout. Mary Tryon. Victor Volz, losephiue Waldrip. William Weber. Cora Wuerkcr.92 “THE TATLER.” A SIX M ONTHS’ C R IIS E . N the 25th day of January. 1907. a ship lifted anchor in Lincoln Harbor, and was launched upon the high sea. It was a clear, cold day, a gentle breeze was blowing, which made the sails Russel, and the sun cast its Ruby rays on the sea. This kind of weather did not last long, for during the night, a dreadful storm came up. which made the waves grow so large that they nearly dashed over the Moll of the ship. So we got to land as soon as we could, and threw out large Coyles of rope, and anchored until the sea grew calmer, so we could continue our voyage. The Marv passengers, Emily Jlcefert. Karel Schmoel-ler, Lelia Rogers, Cora Wuerker, Josephine Waldrip. Jennie McKee, Theodore Formhals, Hattie Bilderbeck,, Lulu Feldwisch, Louis Mueller and Verna Nickels, passed the time in pleasant conversation, but finally they wanted something to entertain them. So Willie brought in some music to Tryon the Weber piano in the cabin, which was beautifully decorated with Myrtle. They were also entertained much of the time bv the Victor talking machine. The most popular passenger was Rothweiler. a Frank sort of fellow, but everybody seemed to like him. The second day there was a case of sickness. John was troubled with a Boyle. There happened to be a doctor on the ship; he lanced the boil and took some stitches in it with a Botkin. In a few days it was well. This was the only case of sickness on the way over. The day before we landed, we saw many Rex. but were unable to save anyone. We landed in Holland about four o’clock. The first two men we met were Hoff and Kauff. They had the twins. Frances and Florence, with them. As we had no place to stay, they took 11s to a pleasant hotel called the Jacoby Inn : the proprietor was a friend of ours, whom we had not seen for a long time. After we had stayed there for a few weeks, we went to Germany. While there, we went hunting for Pearls two or three times, but did not find any. On our wav home, we heard that the king had been cast in prison. Displeased with this, we took the matter in our hands, and with a great deal of work; we Freed-a-king; then we started for home. This time we took a faster vessel, and soon reached Tohnston. When we got there, we were glad to see Ilawks-in-stead of storks on the shore. And when we reached the river we saw Trout in place of large whales. In May we started from New Orleans, and came up the river to Alton, where the ship is being repaired, but will start out again in September. Myrtle J. Boals. d n ? LJ“Til F T ATL EK. 95 HI (MI SC II O O L O It C II E S T It A . Leader, B. C. Richardson. Piano ..............................................................Harry Goudic [ Harold Curdie First Violins .............................................. -! Kirk Mook [ Fred I laebcrle f Dorothy Hums Second Violins .............................................. ! Joe Degenhardt [ Warren 1 loflfman Cello ...........................................................Martin Bristow Bass ............................................................Lcland Osljornc F.dgar Stevens.“THE TATLER ’ ( C II O K IT S. Maud Ballenger. Ix rena Bauer. Florence Bell. Marjorie Betts. Myrtle Boals. Lucy Briggs. Daisy Campbell. Helen Chapman. Laura Diez. Joyce Dixon. Mildred Dixon. Elizabeth Eberhardt. Virginia English. Bertha Fiegenbaum. May Foreman. Ruth Freeman. Alvira Haley. Kathleen Hcskett. Emily Ilocfcrt. Helen Holt. Edith 1 Ioppe. Minnie Hughson. Ruth Leeper. Viola Loarts. Hallie Mac Logan. Estelle Magee. Johanna Masel. Eunice Nolan. Fern Oulson. Edna Radcliff. Margaret Radcliff. Hortense Rogers. Alice Ryrie. Edna Sawyer. Eulah Sheets. Florence Steiner. Hilda Steiner. Minnie Yotterott. Edith Waltrip. Verna W'arner. Tilton Wead. Florence Weindal. Cora Wuerker. Estell Beatty. Gershom Gillham. Harvey Harris. Nelson Hawkins. Paul Jacoby. Louis Miller. Raymond Patrick. Edgar Paul. George Pierre. Dick. Sparks. Ned Sparks. Frank Stowell. Victor Volz. Joe Wright. Frank Yenny. It is good to bluff if you can bluff good.”—Nina Gaskins.••Til K FOOT HALL TKAM, ............................................................. Center .............................................................. Guard Beatty .........................................................Left Guard Dorsey ........................................................Right Tackle Mathews.......................................................lacklc Gilluam .......................................................Right End I»IERMAN .......................................................Lcft Etl(l Beal,,.................................................. Quarterback i len-Pvui ..................................Right Halfback Eixison ........................................................Left Halfback I Fullback Coach—C . A. Watson. RECORD OF GAMES. October 13—Alton vs. Carrollton, at Carrollton October 27—Alton vs. Jerseyville, at Alton .. 0—13 51—0IOO 11T H E tatlkr:1 ’06 FOOT HA L L. HE foot ball season of 1906 was about as short as it was long, consisting of one victory and one defeat. The defeat came first and on account of the supernatural circumstances responsible for it. it had the effect of twenty-three defeats all rolled together and handed to the team at one time. Carrollton was the instrument of fate on that day, the 13th of October, and before our team arrived there, in fact on the way up on the train, we were defeated. Everybody had been uncertain alxmt playing on the 13th, but then that might mean defeat for Carrollton also; however, when somebody happened to count the number of players and found there were just thirteen of them they all felt ready to croak. Some of them even wanted to jump out the windows and walk home, but the train was going too fast and so they had to go on to Carrollton. After arriving in Carrollton there was no getting out of the game, but our team couldn’t have beaten a team from the Jacksonville Institute that day. But they had not seen the last of that unlucky number, for just to add the final straw and put the team completely out of business, the score was 0-13. When the team got home they were al»out as sick a looking hunch of fellows as ever happened and for a week even the thought of foot ball would make them groan. However a hoodoo’’ like that could not 1k‘ allowed to hang over future teams, so the fellows got together and defeated Jerseyville by 51-0. But the effects of that 13-13-13 were not to be shaken and with the prospect of a good basket ball team, foot ball was put out of commission for the rest of the season. ORIGINAL. Two triangles are equal if their bases are measured by the same arc.—Originated by Hick Sparks. “TH E TATLER.” ioi B A S K K T B A L L — S K A S O N O F 10 0 6- 1 907. Ilh Basket Ball season of 06-07 was a record-breaker; it was in every way a yelling and shouting success. I .urge and enthusiastic crowds came out to all the games and the game itself was boomed greatly by this year’s team. After warming up in three practice games, L Alton (94-10), St. Patrick’s (79-8), and U. Alton again (95-1), we played the opening game with Litchfield at Litchfield. The Litchfield rubes, imagining that basket hall was a sort of indoor foot ball, wore their foot ball togs and put up an awfully good game—of football. They could not understand the meaning of foul and neither could the spectators; also they were not bashful about saying so; in fact things were rather warm for a while and the score of 35-21 in our favor seemed quite satisfactory. Granite City was the next and everyljodv took especial pleasure in seeing them trimmed, 82-6. Yeatman High of St. lands was So. 3 on the list; about all they did was to make wild tries for goal. The score was 39-9. Yow came the game with Shurtleflf, the fastest game of the season. Everybody went wild when, in the last ten minutes of play. Shurtleflf was found to be 7 points ahead. Then we got a field goal and Shurtleflf got one immediately afterwards. The only thing that saved us was Gillham’s goals from the foul line, for Gillham was steady as a rock, while the Shurtleflf man was wav up in the air. When the whistle blew Gillham was in the act of throwing the goal that won the game. 39-38. Our most dangerous (!!!?) rivals in the city, the Alton Business College, came next and it was an . B. C. game. If you should ever bump into anyone who thinks that A. B. C. A. II. S.. just tell him that A. B. . = 6. A. H. S. = 82. The day after this game, some of the old grad’s who used to play the game were back home for the holidays.102 TA TLKK.” These got together and challenged us. It really was a shame to skin them so. but wc couldn’t s|x il our record, so we did our painful duty, 31-17 Wc next had the pleasure (?) of playing another foot hall hunch—Hillsboro. 1 hey went hack home with a score of 62-7 to explain. After this we played the St. Patrick tril e again to warm up for the return game with Shurtleff. Wc got warm to the extent of 73-14. Shurtleff insisted on playing on the W. M. A. dance floor, which is so slippery that basket hall is a perfect farce when played on it. We didn’t permit ourselves to he bluffed, however, and played them. A funny thing happened to the floor, while we were warming up. for when the whistle blew it wasn’t a hit slippery, hut was even sticky in spots— pieer. wasn’t it? Anyway we seemed to have the advantage of Shurtleff. for with Giilham out of the whole game and Paul out in the last part, we skinned ’em to the tune of 16-10. And we got home quite safely—thank you. Mr. Richardson was so pleased with this victory that he treated the team to an oyster supper (urn!! vah!! yah!!) at the A. 11. C. After this we. played the St. Pat’s again. 70-9. Paul broke the record for goals in this game, throwing i« field goals, an average of almost 1 every two minutes. Xext game was with Madison, at Madison, in an overgrown cubby hole where the foul lanes could have shaken hands with each other in the center and where the baskets were within easy gunshot of the ceiling. The walls of this coliseum were covered with wall paper that made you rattled when you looked at it. but in spite of all these things, and with lleall nut of the game with a sprained ankle, we rolled up a score of S3-20. The next game with Xorth Side V. M. ('• A. of St. Louis proved more interesting, for the played a fast game, and with the score 12-15 their favor at the loginning of the second half, we were well satisfied with 26-23 in our favor at the end. Upper Alton was next with a score of 25-14. Tile only thing- remarkable about this game was the referee: compare a score of 25-14 with one of 45-1 and you will see how remarkable lie was. The police force of Upper Alton,“ T H K T A T L E R.’ ’ B A S li E T B A L I. T E A M . Carl Beall, '-ouis Knos lx ft Forward. Ufe1' ''orwanl. Edgar Paul, Center. David Princk. Left Guard. (iKRSIIOM (ilU.ilAM Right Guard. I RANKLIN Ol.lN, Substitute. AX UNEXPLAINED COINCIDENCE. Absent without leave March 15. 1907: Edgar Paul. Nina Gaskins. Gershom Gillham. Bessie Green. 1 larrv Mathews. Virginia Bowman. Carl Beall. Mabel Yaeger.“ T II R TATU-R.” 106 I ii i«: t i: a i THAT MAI) K OLD ALTON FA MO IS. (iKkshom (io. i.-(iKTTKR (iiu.iiAM, who has played three seasons OI basket ball, is right guard, and when it conies to playing the game, he has left the milky way and become a star of the first magnitude. If such a term as a “pinch hitter” were known in basket ball, Gillham would be it. for when the score is close (iillluim always manages to save the game with a few goals when they are most needed. Mis experience makes his passing steady and accurate so that when he gets the ball you can always depend on his placing it where it will do the mo st good. David Dandy-Passer Prince is the other guard. His is a graceful and seemingly effortless style of play, but he is always alert and never loses a chance for goal nor gives his guard one. I Ie has a particularly neat wav of making his forward look foolish, for when the latter tries to catch the pass, Prince, by that little wiggle of his, gets in front somehow and the ball is ours again. The only one of this bunch who can talk back to the referee is Kikiar Right’y-Points Pai i., center. He plays a “non stop high speed gear seal in game from start to finish, and if the game is close, his high speed is something terrific. Also he can throw goals; in fact, he holds the record for the season, eighteen field goals in forty minutes or an average of about one everv two minutes, which is going some. ( aki. Citutks-I»askkts P»K. u.t left forward, plays a snappy, sensational game, takes long chances for goal and• T A TLER.” i°7 drops them into the basket too, just to help the score along. After the hall has been worked down toward goal you can usually find Beall ‘Teddy’’ to try another shot. Iajuis Longshanks-Eatkmalive Enos, right forward, plays a fast, steady and cool-headed game. He never goes up in the air except to get a high pass, and when lie goes after the ball he usually gets it. In quick and delicate shots under the basket he is there with the two points every time, and more than once his foul throw has helped us out of a close pinch. This bunch of stars, most of whom learned the game under Mr. Barradell. owe much of their success to Mr. Watson's intelligent coaching and unfailing enthusiasm. Everything seemed to combine to help Mr. Watson in making this team the best yet. When we were all wondering who would take Ed’s place, we heard that Paul was coming back to school and we knew that he was the man : then foot ball was given up and additional time for practice was gained. This extra practice resulted in a whirlwind game and perfected the team plays, as is shown by the scores, for it takes chain lightning team work to put the ball in the basket more than forty times in forty minutes. Another point in which Mr. Watson showed his knowledge of the game was in his principle of advancing the ball, by a series of short, quick passes, with no particular ' ’ ‘‘ cry, but with quickness and accuracy emphasized. What made this pass com- pletely effective was the clever device of looking at one player while passing to another, thus putting any sort of blocking to the bad. IX THE PHYSICS ROOM. Mr. Watson (turning a machine vigorously).—This-a-machine-is-a-turned by-a-erank. “ nd of his port as meke as is a mayde.”—Louis Etuis. 16328397B A S K E T B A L L U E C O R I) . 1906. November 6—High School vs. Upper Alton (practice).........94—10 November 15—High School vs. St. Patricks (practice) ......79— X November 20—High School vs. Upper Alton (practice).........95— 1 December 1—High School vs. Litchfield ...................35—21 December 5—High School Seconds vs. Granite 8.......................56—10 December 7—High School vs. Granite City ............82— December 8—High School vs. Yeatman ......................39— 9 December 17—High School vs. Slui r tie IT ..................39—38 December 20—High School vs. Business College................80— 6 December 21—High School vs. Alumni ................................31—17 1907. January 11—High School vs. Hillsboro........................62— 7 January 24—High School vs. St. Patricks ............73—14 January 28—High School vs. ShurtlefT ....................16—10 February 6—High School vs. St. Patricks ............70— 9 February 8—High School vs. Madison ........................83—20 February 9—High School vs. Litchfield ...................64—17 February 20—High School Seconds vs. Granite 8................36—15 February 23—High School vs. North Side Y. M. C. A..........2O—23 February 26—High School vs. Upper Alton ...................2v 14 March 1—High School vs. Hillsboro........................38— 7 March 2—High School vs. Madison .......................69—13 Total .........1192—275TATLER.” 109 BASK E T II A I. L K E C O H 1) . Girls Basket Ball Schedule. November 16—High School vs. Alumnae (practice) ................23— 3 December 29—High School vs. Central ...........................6—28 January 12—High School vs. Union Club ..................16—17 January 19—High School vs. Central ........................ 7—27 February 1—High School vs. Shurtlcff (practice) ........23— 3 February 12—High School vs. Shurtlcff (practice) .........27— 4 February 16—High School vs. Yeatman .............................19—18 February 21—High School vs. Shurtlcff (practice) .........31— 2 February 23—High School vs. Union Club....................27— 9 March 16—High School vs. Fast St. Louis ...............22— 9 March 23—High School vs. East St. Louis ...............23— 1 Class Basket Ball G a 111 e s • February 26—Senior vs. Junior Boys.....................17—23 February 27—Senior vs. Junior Girls ................... 3—13 February 28—Sophomore vs. Junior Girls ................ —12 February 28—Sophomore vs. Freshmen Boys................23—11“the tatllr i I H L S ’ HAS K E T H A L L T K A M . 1 mu Gilliiam ................... Eunice Nolan..................... Dorothy Blair ................... Nettie Rose berry ............... Xelle McCrea. Captain............ Grace Shelton. Kathleen Heskett. Right Forward .. Left Forward .......Center ..Right Guard ... Left Guard ... Substitutes Lack of kindly warmth. —Gymnasium. I was raised on ‘melons' food. —Nettie 111 Rose berry.I 12 ft i THE TATLER ’ A S K E T B A L L SEAS O N . S I hastened down to the Gym. one evening after school I chanced to hear the following conversation between the two iron posts, which have caused the girls so much dis-1 tress. “Gee. it’s hot.” said Post Xo. F. It certainlv is. hut the girls will he down pretty soon and o|K n the windows, and wc shall soon get cool. answered Post. Xo. IF. “That’s so. Say. by the way, did you notice that game they played with the Alton Alumnae?” “Xo, I didn’t see that game; some one at the start, gave me such a knock with her head, it brought on a dreadful headache and 1 went to sleep. Tell me about it. “Well it was on the 16th of Xovember. and altho it was only a practice game, as it was the first game of the season, the girls were quite excited. They played very well considering the circumstances. Two of the Alumnae’s team tailed to come, so they used two of our girls for substitutes. The final score was 23-3 in our girls' favor. “Well, that was fine, so sorry I didn’t see it. Did you hear the girls talking alxmt the St. Louis Alumnae game? They ran up against something pretty hard when they played them. “Yes, F heard someone mention it. They played the Saturday after Christmas, didn’t they? “Yes, and they were beaten badly too. You know they went down toTATLER.” St. Louis about five o'clock, and took lunch. I heard one of the girls say she ate so much coming home, she wouldn’t want anything more for a month.” “You don't say so. What was the score? “28-6. Our girls didn’t feel bad over this defeat, because their competitors were so large and strong. “I shouldn’t think they would feel had. They had a fine time when they played Union Club, didn t they.-' “1 don’t know, no one confided in me.” “I overheard them say that they were just treated royally. They went down in the morning, and went to the different girls’ homes for dinner. Then after tln game they had lunch. The score was 17-16 in favor of LnionClub. Our girls were terribly disappointed, but all agreed that they had a grand time. All the Union Club girls were so nice. “I imagine so; the return game with Central High Alumnae was just as bad.” “Yes, if not worse. “Those girls surely could throw the ball back over their heads and they always made it a jxjitit to hit me. And that Miss Hensall nearly knocked me down when she hit me. “She was rather large, wasn’t she?” “Well, rather! “Wasn’t their first practice game with Shurtlcff on the first of hebruary? “Yes. and Shurtlcff made three points in the first five minutes. My, our girls were frightened. Hut then they began to play and held them down. The score was 23-3 in our favor.’ “23—Skidoo, wasn’t that fine!” “Bv the way. what was all that commotion around you. the other day?” “I don’t know. 1 didn’t quite understand; someone, I don’t know who. wrote K. C. W. L. K. W. on me. The girls seemed to think it was tvrv funny.” “What do the letters stand for?” “I haven’t the least idea: I would like to know, myself.u T A T L E HZ “Til E “What were we talking about? Oh yes, basket ball. Our girls went to St. Louis and played Yeatnian on the 16th. They had a hard game but finally were victorious. They missed the train and had to stay in St. Louis until 9 o’clock. They had fun, I tell you.” ‘l bet on them for having fun. I wish I was a girl, instead of an old iron Post. “I’d play basket ball, wouldn’t you?” “You bet I would! I’d l c the star player.” “Whom did they play next?” “They had another practice game with Shurtleff and altho we had two substitutes on our team the score was 31-3 in our favor.” “On the 23rd the I'nion Club girls came up here. Our girls worked all morning fixing for them. They must have had a nice lunch upstairs in the office. I saw all kinds of bundles passing the door.” “Oh. I know what they had, let me see. sandwiches, potato salad, pickles, olives, cheese, cheese crackers, oranges, bananas, grapes, ice cream and cake; 1 think that’s all. “Goodness, that’s enough! I should say so: I shouldn't have minded being there.”. “Nor I : wasn't the score 27-5 in our girls’ favor?” “Yes. What was the last game thev played out of town?” “It was with East St. Louis. My but they could chew gum. Whew! Our team went there on the 16th of March. The girls on the two teams were about the same age and they had a fine time. The ‘gym’ was not as large as this one. and altho it did not have such dreadful looking jx sts as you and 1. it had pipes over the baskets, so that you had to get under the basket to throw the ball in. 'They could not throw the goals, so gave to each team credit lor one-half the fouls made on the other side. The score was 22-9 in our girls’ favor. They had luncheon afterwards. but the girls had to hurry to catch the car—so didn’t have time to cat much.” “ 1 hat was too bad: but I wager that they had plenty.”••Til !•: T A tlkr: N 5 I Ik- next Saturday Hast St. Louis cairn- up lure, and was beaten worse than ever—2,5-1. It was so hot, it s a wonder they could play at all. )ur j irls took them down to the A. I». C. for lunch. “Girls certainly do have fine times. They are always giggling. Listen to them now. “What did you say?” No wonder the Post couldn't understand, for just then the girls came bounding into the “gym:” and nothing else is audible when the P.asket Ball girls are in the “gym.” Thus ended the conversation of the two iron Posts. jjss q What is chaos? Miss G.—What is an Excise Commissioner? Helen.—A large mass of nothing. J. L—Er—I think it’s a mailman. WARNING. To whom it may concern.—Do not lend your watch to the basketball girls if you wish to keep the contents secret. I’m short and plump. That’s all. —Edith Hoppe.116 “Til K' T II K CLASS MKKT. HR annual class meet is an event which is looked forward to by every member of the dear old High. Even the haughty and dignified Seniors become somewhat excited, 'file meet of 1907 was held April 4. Light showers had fallen Wednesday evening, the night before the eventful day, much to the sorrow of the poor Juniors, for the pretty gold in their uplifted banner was turned into a decided green, making a very appropriate standard for the Freshmen, but out of place in the ranks of the Juniors. Thursday dawned bright and clear, just cool enough to be pleasant. The pupils could not be expected to study, nor did they. At length they were free, and all made a mighty rush for the best places to witness the 50-yard dash. How excited we were—how we shouted! Then through the calm (?) air we heard: ‘‘On your mark, get set —Rang—. There is no need to say that the Juniors won first and second places with Stanley and 1 larry in the race. Nothing else could have been expected. Then the shot put. Oh! how we scattered when Olin Ellison put the shot! And really, judging from his maneuvers, there must have been considerable danger. The first place was given to him: the generous Juniors and Freshmen were satisfied with second and third. How the Seniors and Sophomores shouted! one would have thought that something wonderful had happened; to the Seniors it seemed so. coming so unexpectedly. Just think, first place! Whew! The Juniors take such things calmly—as insignificant trifles. After this, all made a scramble to obtain good positions for the quarter mile. Again the Seniors let forth some of their undignified veils. Xo wonder, for Edgar did do well for one of his size. Hut their shouts were soon drowned, for the Juniors, as they returned to their former positions, broke forth with such unearthly screams and pointed upward in so mysterious a manner that one would have thought the comet had really come. As the Seniors turned their gaze in the direction indicated, their look of horror and disgust was amusing to see; for there, gracefully‘ ‘ r m i-; TATU-K. 1 7 floating in the gentle breeze, was the Junior Hag. And the strangest part was that the Seniors could not get it down. So they appealed to the janitor, whose heart was softened by their downcast faces, and lie kindly hauled it in. The Juniors were attain triumphant in the Pole Vault, winning first and second places. Why, Louis just tried once, to show them what he could do, and it wasn't necessary for him to try again. The Seniors began to grow sad, for in the 100-yard dash Mr. Watson’s “cannon failed to do its duty and only clicked instead of delivering one of its thundering reports. The poor Senior who started too soon was set back a yard. Perhaps (?) he would have won had this not happened, but it did. At any rate the Juniors were victorious. 'file Standing IJroad Jump was gracefully won by the Junior contestant, the Sophomores winning second place, and the Seniors third. In the half mile the Seniors woke up and became more energetic, scoring eight points, while the Juniors scored only one point. In the Running Broad Jump the Junior man would have carried off the honors but it happened to be his sixth event, thus breaking that rule, that one contestant could enter only five events, so the Seniors received first place, and, as the Sophomores yell says. Tor the Juniors 23. The Juniors were downcast when the 220-yard was called; but when they saw Stan and Marry their faces brightened considerably. Just try to imagine the Juniors’ delight when they saw Stan and Harry leading the way with the Senior not far behind. And imagine their horror when Harry fell down! but the kind-hearted Senior stopped and picked him up. Of course the Senior giant got the hammer throw; no one but Seniors could produce such a giant. Bv this time the various classes were in the highest pitch of excitement for the Seniors had 45 points and the Juniors .|.|. Kvcrvone realized that the crisis was near, that even thing depended on the relay. I lie only thing the Juniors thought of was whether Stan and Harry could run. Some even retreated to the background with covered faces, not able to stand the excitement. At length tlic teams were started. How long it seemed before the first man reached the second! In the first part of the race tlie Juniors and Seniors were about even, but in some manner, on the last stretch the Juniors got ahead. How the Juniors shouted when they saw Stan coming down the track and“Til E T A 'I' L E R.’ 118 pass the line hardly running, while the Senior came in panting, a good 25 yards behind. And then amid thundering applause the victors gave their final yell. 1 a lack a, 9 a lack a Chow, chow, chow, 0 a lack a, 8 a lack a How, wow, wow, A a lack a. H a lack a S boom bah! Thus ended the class meet of 07. with the score as follows: Seniors, 48. Sophomores. 9. Juniors. 49. Freshmen, 2. PHYSICS. Mr. W.—Mow does a couple act? II. II.—Opposite. Mr. V.—Yes. Henry, they generally do. “She would laugh at the wagging of a straw. —Lorena Hauer.“Til E TATLEk” U) I 9 0 7 C LASS F 1 K L I) 1) A V EVENTS. I. 50Yard Dash. Time: 5 3 5 seconds. 1st—Allen.................08 2nd—Goudie................08 3rd—Gillham...............07 2. Shot Put. Distance. 34 ft. 10 in. 1 st—Ellison .............07 2nd—Enos..................08 3rd—Degenhardt ...........10 3. 440-Yard Dash. Time: 53 seconds. 1st—Paul.................’07 2nd—Goudie ...............08 3rd—Fitzgerald ...........09 4. Pole Vault. Height, 9 ft. 5 in. 1st—Enos..................08 2nd—Taylor...............’08 3rd—Prince...............’07 12. 1st—Juniors, 49. 5. 100-Yard Dash. Time: 113 5 seconds. 1st—Goudie ..............’08 2nd—Prince ...............07 3rd—Gillham .............'07 6. Standing Broad Jump. Distance. 9 ft. 3 in. 1st—Enos.................’08 2nd—Bristow ............. 09 3rd—Prince................07 7. 120-Yard Hurdles. The mystery of the Class Meet or WHO? hid the hurdles. 8. Running High Jump. Height. 59 in. 1st—Enos................08 2nd—Bristow ............09 3rd—Prince..............07 9. Half-Mile Run. Time: 2 minutes 24 seconds. 1st—Paul.................’07 2nd—Sparks .............. 3rd—Enos..................V, 10. Hammer Throw. Distance. 108 ft 10 in. 1 st—Ellison .............07 2nd—Xeininger ........... 07 3rd—Herb..................08 11. 220-Yard Dash. Time: 23 3 5 seconds. 1st—Allen ................08 2nd—Paul .................°7 3rd—Johnston .............o) 12. Running Broad Jump. Distance. 18 ft. 11 in. 1 st—Gillham .......... 0 2nd—Prince ...............°7 3rd—Coleman ..............To Half-Mile Relay. Time: 1 minute 57 seconds. 2nd—Seniors. 48. 3rd—Sophomores, 9.“THE TATLER.” 121 M. C. 11. S. A. iiml A. II. S. ItMCOltDS. Events. 50-Yard Dash......... 100Yard Dash......... 220-Yard Dash........ 440-Yard Dash........ l Mile Run......... 120-Yard Hurdles..... x Mile Relay......... Running 1 ligh Jump.. Running Broad Jump. Standing Broad Jump. Pole Vault .......... 12-11). Hammer Throw 12-lb. Shot Put....... A. H. S. M. C. H. S. A. • 5-3 5 seconds—Allen..........’08.. 5 3 5 seconds—Dial. Granite. .10 2 5 seconds—Allen............08..10 2 5 seconds—Dial. Granite. • 23 3 5 seconds—Allen..........08..24 4 5 seconds—E. Enos. Alton. • 53 seconds.. Paul............’08..56 seconds—E. Enos. Alton. • min. 10 sec.—Goudie.......’08.. minutes 13 seconds—Beatty, Granite. .18 seconds—Beall...............’05...16 3 5 seconds—Yamum. Granite. . 1 minute. 3 seconds............. 1 minute 31 seconds. (Allen, E. Enos. Goudie. Mathews.) (Allen. E. Enos. Goudie. Mathews.) .63 inches—E. Enos..............‘06..63 inches—Yamum. Granite. . 18 feet 11 '4 inches—E. Enos. .06..19 feet 2 inches—Parr. Granite. . i) feet 11 inches—1C. Enos...’06....9 feet 11 inches—E. Enos. Alton. .10 feet 2x i inches—E. Enos.. 08....9 feet 4 inches—Yamum. Granite. 155 feet—E. Enos.................06.130 feet 2 inches—Xeininger. Alton. .41 feet 2 inches—E. Enos....'06.....39 feet 8 inches—E. Howe. Granite. ’lie had an insuperable aversion to any kind of profit-able labor. —I oomis Dorsey.“Til K tatlkk:' 1 -4 V U I M K It. Do you see the two boys? Their names are Jacob and Harry. Their last names are Lipsky and Mathews. Are those not pretty names? What are the Inns doing? They are trying to debate. Some day they will he noted for their great debates, maybe. Can they debate now? o. blit the) think they can. See how be-wil-der-ed the teacher l x ks. What is it that bewilders him so? Somebody has taken the |x;or man’s chair on the platform. Will he l e obliged to stand? I do not think so. Maybe someone will take pity on him and give him a chair. Perhaps nobody will be so kind. What will he do then? Oh, dear! Let us not talk about such a cat-as-tro-phc.“Til K TATLKir V I M K it . 125 See the two men! They arc I . C. K. and K. C. W. W’lnt are they doing? They are sitting in the choo-choo cars. Where are the choo-choo cars? They arc at Alton. Do the men know they are at Alton? Xo. isn't it too had? Will they he carried on to Godfrey.? Xo. for in a minute the kind conductor will tell them where they are. Then they will get off. See the aut-o-mo-bub-ble! See the boy and see the girl. too. The boy’s name is Louis. What is the girl’s name? 'flic girl’s name is Hallie Mae. Did he take her out riding? Yes. but the wheel came oft . What did they do? Louis got out and put it on. And will it come off the next time he takes her out riding? I hope not. Hut this is a secret. You must not tell anyone. Louis does not want anybody to know it. “The hairs of my head are numbered. —Mr. Richard- “Comb down his hair! Look! Look! It stands up- right! —Mr. Watson. “Ma, I want to be a dude. —Stanley Allen. son. T II E tatlrr:’ I 2 ft A CO.MKDY I N T II H K K A C I' S . Act I. All night l)eforc our great class meet. Four Juniors toiled in rain and sleet. The flag they raised. It’s hard to say. But Seniors had it down by day. The curtain falls on act the first. With right forever suffering worst, But this is custom as you know. And soon the strength of right will grow. Act II. The day. the meet, first run. first heat, The Juniors now are on their feet. They win. Hurrah! Then as in law, The Seniors start with vim to jaw. They talk and jaw and all the while. They watch the end of the quarter mile. Then coming hack to toil and drag, (Ihserve o’er all the junior flag. Act III. I he meet is done. The right has won. The Junior runners beat the sun. But as to make it right with spite The Seniors float their flag by night. What was the use? We do not know. It may have eased their conscience though. But this was not to last for long, I he flag came down before first goner Oh, deep humiliation sad! Oh sorrow for each lass and lad! l or Seniors driven almost mad. W ith faces long and looks forlorn, Pulled down their flag in early morn.■•THE TATLER. '-7 F O It T r N K T E 1. I. K l« . Wliicli was Which is hich shall he. “Oh could we lift the future's sable shroud. Geraldine Morris......... Edith Volz............... Edward Bell.............. Loomis Dorsey............ Eunice Nolan............. David Prince............. ( liii Ellison........... Margaret Radcliff........ Joe Mangan............... Ned Sparks.............. Lucy Briggs.............. Gershom Gillham.......... Kirk Mook............... Harrison Jacoby.......... beta Darr................ Julia Green.............. Past. Present. Future. Eating Quaker ()ats. Shocking. Drawing pictures. In A. H. S. Gym. Cadet. Parmer. Henry St. Smith Academy. Mamma's boy. Down on the farm. Gasman. Tall. Druggist. Dow. Green. Looking pleasant. Stunning. Drawing girls. In A. H. S. Gvm. Benedict. Senior. North Alton. A. H. S. Sport. Skipper of her own brig. Gassy. Taller. Wad-shooter Senior. Alton. Lean. The smile that won't come off. Killing. Drawing salary. In A. H. S. Jim. Ilcn-pecked. Doctor. California. Barnum’s circus. Papa's secretary. She’ll lose the briggs. Circus “barker. Tallest. Edison junior. Farmer City. Neither. And steepin' through the class wi open cy. -Lucy Degenhardt.128 ‘ • T H E T A F K E S II M I Icarkcn ve Ereshies to this tale of bliss ()f two of your number, ye know them 1 wis. One’s a young lady; the other plain boy. If desiring the lady's name just write to Le Roy. They are charming young people I’d like you to know And always are getting their lessons, just so. lint their standing in school is not here nor there. It’s the sweet tale of joy that makes my pen tear. 1 le with his broad grin, she with her smile Last half sat back of the transverse aisle. He was in front of her. one seat or two. You’ll see why I mentioned this e'er you are through. He had a looking glass with which to view His regular features and hair of dark hue. Hut the terrible use which he made of this tool Was surely an improper caper for school. I I or he turned it and twisted in each wax he could Till lie had a reflection which did his heart good. Twas a beautiful picture, a maid sweet and wee Whose name is uncommon; it begins with an E. A TLFR.” A N T A L E . She would smile at him sweetly thru his looking glass Tho you'd really not think it of the dear little lass. Then his brave (?) lips would cpiiver and his eyes would grow dim As he thot of the sweet things she was thinking of him. But time changes all things as you have heard tell And the young folks believe it. indeed very well; For their seats are now changed and alas and alack W hen he looks at her now he sees only her back! And of all the fond treasures he’ll keep in his store To fondle and cherish and keep evermore. There’s none half so precious as that small looking glass. Which so faithfully imaged the sweet little lass. Moral. Oh. wise learned Seniors who Freshmen decry. Don’t think vou know all. cause vou’ve gone thru old “High.’’ For you readily see from this story just told Vou may learn from the Freshmen some things bright as gold.S o c i a e C adetor 11 m . Colors— Light Blue and Red. ..Nina Gaskins ...Celine Webb ... Jaclyn Argo .... Lulu Coyle ... Rhea Curdie ...Bessie Green Mabelle Yaegcr Captain .......... First Lieutenant.. Second Lieutenant Sergeants ........ Corporals‘ T II E TATLKK. CLUBS. President Vice-President Chief Chewer. I1 lii E n G 11 in 111 n • ..................................Kathryn llanahan ........................................Kirk Mook .....................................Lorena Bauer Louis Enos. Eliott I '. Taylor. Nettie Elble. Emily IIoppc. William Korte. Mabelle Yaeger. Stanley Allen. Mabel Coyle. Wilmot Black. ACTIVE MEMBERS. Robert Dooling. Thomas McCarroll. Ruth Leeper. Blanche Cartwright. Sidway Clement. Eliott S. Taylor. Eulah Sheets. Joe Mangan. James Coleman. Ruth Preeman. Eunice Nolan. Fred Weld. Warren Hoffman. Pearl Summers. Ernestine Rost. Frank Stowell. Lulu Coyle. Margaret Gallagher. ‘Girls! Girls! How I love the girls! —Victor Nutter.“THE TATLER.” 131 C L UBS. I The Benevolent and Illustrious Order of Knockers. Motto: I Knock; You Knock; We Am. Knock. Chief Knock de Knock.......................................Carl Beall Chief Carpenter...................................................Ned Sparks Heap Big Hammer.................................................Harry Goudie Knight of the Xail Keg..................................Harold Curdie Sergcant-at-Sledgcs .......................................Edward Bell LOST—On the evening of April 4. somewhere between 6 p. m and 8 a. m., one good night's sleep. The finder please return at once, as it is of no value except to owner. Senior Flag Raisers.32 “THE TATLER.” C L UBS. Hausmadchenverein. Motto: Neue Besen Kehren Gut. IIAUPTFEGERIX .....................Blanche Cartwright MITSCH WESTERN. Grace Shelton. Kathryn Hanahan. Nelle McCrea. Dorothy Blair.“THE tatler: 133 OBS KRVATIONS Nelson Schweppe can’t leave the Wead alone. A Senior never betrays, by his facial expression, his thoughts—he hasn't any. The heating apparatus always fails on Saturday. Whenever the Physics teacher is in an exceedingly happy mood you can wager your last cent that Uncle Sam brought news from— The Junior class is like a three ringed circus; there is always ‘'something doing.” Mamie Nixon is like the earth—she can’t keep still. A Latin student always wishes Brutus had slain Caesar sooner—before he started on the Gallic campaign. Celine W. resembles a telephone—she can’t be depended upon. It’s a pity certain girls were not boys. Then they could wear the whole cadet uniform instead of just “Western Belts.” If the Seniors had not become fatigued bv their excessive boasting they might have won the Class Meet. “How green you are and fresh.’’—Most any Freshman. OF A JUNIOR. The least a student says the more he knows—especially after a flag raising. It may be bad form for a student to chew gum. but it is far better than “chewing the rag,’’ as several do in English Literature. “What’s the use of doing anything—Nothing at all.’’ This is the watchword of L. D. and his faithful followers. THE JUNIOR DICTIONARY. Cyclone—Cone of circulation. Morning Exercises—Short study period. Transverse Aisle—Space between wisdom and ignorance. Examinations—Summa dementia. Orchestra—Means to banish rats. Library—Loafing place for idlers. Waste-Paper Basket—Envy of every Phi Eta Gumma. Demerits—Stimulants served by teachers. Juniors—Freshman’s model. Sophomore’s envy. Senior's superiors.ATTENTION. STUDENTS!! Do you continually tap your feet? Do you play with your pencil? Do you hum in school? Do You fidget in your seat? IF SO, YOUR CASE IS ALARMING! DR. 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The Short and Simple Annals of the Poor Seniors— Carrie Rich 13562238“TH E TATLER. 35 A C O IT N T H Y C O IT S IN’S VISIT. ■ Mebbv you think i aint bavin a gud time out hear well mebby i aint. it was kinder dark wen pa me got hear so we jest asked every body in site were Dink lived but know body seemed to no. ill tell you pa me wus gettin mighty scared cause we didnt no nothing about big citys like Alton pa wus jest sayin he gessed wed have to go back horn wen Dink cums marchin down the line gee but im glad we didn’t have to go back horn. Dinks awful smart but then lies a Junior Dink says thet all the smart boys are Juniors, i gess Dink thot bed play a joke on me bein as i wus frum the country id be a old scardycat but i foaled him all rite, about 12 o’clock thet nite wen it wus orfel dark Dink grabbed me with both his hands slink me sumthing dredful says, O Bugs. Bugs dont you beer thet awful noise it sounds like gosts but i jest grunted went back to sleep, i got even with him all rite cause the nex momin i put soap in his tooth brush—well youd jest “my pa b.ot m, • died laffin if youd seen him makin faces. After the soap stunt i tryed to get Dink in a gud humor cause i wanted to go to skul with him. the skul Dink goes to aint nothing like our little red school house its an 11awfill big buildin with most a hundred rooms in it insted of bavin one kind gentle lovin sixty eyed teacher to watch over you keep you frum bavin any fun at all they had a hole plat form fill—the |xx r kids. the first resitatun Dink went to wus kemistrv, i tell 11 i like kemistry its jest loads of fun first you walk thru a great long hall then up about six stories till you cum to the kemistrv lab. most of the scholars had borrowed there muthers apron but one great big tall boy Inked like he might have borrowed his baby sisters. After they got there aprons on they played around in the water for most an hour. After this we roamed around til we came to the latin room—well this wus the limit, one great big tall boy thet the teacher called Franklin got up said voices were“TH E T A T L E R.’ ’ hurled at my feet i wonder if his feet have cars, honest the names they called the teacher was sum thing scandales one girl sed now do you here. Why are you silent i will prove it if you dare deny it. you contemptible retch, you outlaw you assasin. now wusn’t thet awful she didnt get mad either, recly i was so mixed up after latin i dont no how i got to what Dink called the fisiks room, they had a hole lots of tables in this room now don’t think they had any thing to eat cause they didn’t least i didnt see nothin, well at one of these tables they wound string round a spul at nother table they rang a bell at the one i was at they all held hands one girl grabbed a hold of my hand held it so tight i jest screamed—my but i was schocked. i dont no wat they did the nex hour cause i went to sleep thet was down in einglish history, mebby you think i wusn’t glad wen Dink woke me up sav d it was dinner time, i stood it in the mornin so i cum back after dinner, if i wusnt dreaming i visited a kindegarden the first hour in the after noon there ma’s was afraid they d get hungry so they give there little boys a hag of salted peanuts there little girls some pickles, one little toe-headed boy thet Dink said wus Marcus sum thing had jest quit wearin Buster Brown suits the teacher used such dred ful big words thet this little boy had to use a diesunery. the rest of um wus jest as bad did no end of phulish things such as sluittin winders thet was already shut pinnin peaces of paper on each others backs gigling most always. Dink had Dutch nex but i wus afraid it wud be as bad as latin so i went up stairs in the big room watched the girls chew gum. the last thing he had wus geometry gee but thet wus a frite. first they al rote sumthin on the board then they told the teacher wat they rote i gess he cudnt read, one blue eyed flaxen-haired girl wus praeting for the stage i believe, first she tryed to poke the ruler thru the board not sucseeding in this she tryed to swaller it. i’ll tell you she wus a wonder for all the wile she wus smilin tryin to get rid of the ruler she wus doin all sorts of Jim nasticul stunts on her left toe, i’ll shou you hou she did em when i cum horn, i went home rite after schul, that kind of life was to stren ous for me Well ill be bom soon. Your friend P. S.—Now wusn’t that goin sum. BUGS. (K. C. H.)“Til E TATLER. 37 C A L E N I) A R . loth—“Arouse ye then, my merry, merry men. this is our opening day.” 11 th—The new members of the faculty appear in smiles. Twill not he thus long! All the pupils try to get on the “good side.” 12th—Terrific crash! A I'Yeshnian, overcome by the ordeal of entering the Assembly Room in view of the whole school, swoons and falls. 13th—Some of the Freshmen lose themselves in the corridors. A search party is sent in puisuit. 14th—The shower baths are put to good use. Ask the Freshmen boys. 17th—New teachers begin to deliver a course of lectures. “Where, oh where, have the smiles all gone?” 18th—Freshman—“Please, can I go to the waste-paper basket ?” 19th—Several of the Senior boys hire the girls to make their chemistry aprons. 20th—The girls get the sleeves in wrong and the hoys, exasperated, take them to the dressmaker. 21 st—The Freshmen are told the meaning of demerit and are instructed how to obtain one. 24th—The boys look “chahming” in their aprons, so the Senior girls say. 25th—The Seniors appoint Mildred as their Arithmetic teacher. 26th—The first Arithmetic lesson apj ‘ars: 1 — 5 = ? 27th—The girls occupy the hack row in I atin 3. 28th—The girls are on the front row in Latin; the hoys on the hack row. The girls Basket-Fall practice begins. Miss B.—What are barometers? Freshman.—The men that put the condition of the weather in the paper. “With lokkes crulle as they were level in presse.”—Mr. Kin .BEARDSLEE HDW. CO. 712-714 East Second St. AGENTS FOR Sherwin=Williams Paints. Supplies ... DEVELOPING and FINISHING... BARTH'S PHARMACY. :: 2nd and Market Sts. What's in a Name. One day in German we were told. By our teacher who’s not bold. And who, though very small in size, is uncommonly bright and wise: “K-R-A-F-T means cunning,” I am sure she wasn’t funning For we have likewise learned since then. That he is one of the cunningest men. Kodaks and Kodak Capital, Surplus Profits, $100,000.00 $200,000.00 ALTON • NATIONAL BANK Alton, Illinois E. P. WADE. President HENRY WATSON. Vice President C. A. CALDWELL. Cashier E. M. CALDWELL. Assistant Cashier Directors: E. P. Wade Henry Watson Albert Wade James Duncan C. A. Caldwell“THE C A L I ist—The boys are back on the front row. not in adjacent seats. 2nd—The Juniors and Sophomores are learning to talk German very fluently. “Ich habe mein Hat gelost.” 3rd—The initials E. W. and C. W. appear on a i ost in the “gym.” The Basket-Ball girls arc dying with curiosity to know whose they are: will not some one relieve their suspense? 4th—Mr. Watson wears a red tie. 5th—Mr. Watson appears with a blue tie. 8th—A Grievance Committee of Sophomore girls wait upon the Algebra teacher. T A T L E R.' ’ 139 : N I) A It . 9th—First number of the star course. Lecture on Gladstone by F. W. Gunsaulus. 10th—A black tie today. 11th—“The Pigtail is sung for the first time during the music period. Of course the little children giggle. 12th—Mr. W. wears a green tie. Will they never cease ? 13th—The Alton bovs go to Carrollton to play foot ball. 15th—Gershom has his picture taken. Every girl in the school begs for one. 16th—Harry G. makes a recitation in English!!!! 18th—Mr. W. finds a very flattering likeness of himself on his desk. 19th—Strange happenings! Helen C. l x ks cross!!! Anna K. and Margaret R. wear their hair “did up. 22nd—A brown tie appears. 23rd—Skiddo!!! 24th—A stranger today visited the High School. Upon leaving he remarked. “The one thing I admire about this school is its excellent demerit system!!! 25th—Nina has her “man down for dinner. 26th—Kathryn H. arrives at school early ! (Three minutes of nine.) 30th—The Phi Eta Gummas are given a holiday and go on an excursion to the waste-paper basket.S. J. LIPSKY, Merchant Tailor S. H. WYSS DRUG CO. 726 E. Second Street, ALTON. ILL. PAUL’S PHARMACY Sole Agents Whipped Cream Chocolates 25c. lb. City hall Square The store that saves you money on most everything in the drug line. Hrnrr S. %akrr Attorney at-Law 123 w. Third St. Alton. III. Dr. George (':. Wilkinson 17 Rost Second Street ALTON. - ILLINOIS Both Telephones, - No. aw orncc HOURS: 10 to l; .A to 4; G to S. CHARLES B. ROHLAND Dentist 123 West Third Street ALTON. ILL. A. J. DEGENHARDT Hardware Stoves. 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AJOVE®|a 0£H 1st—The janitor threatens to lock two basket-ball girls in the gymnasium. 3rd—Alton foot-ball team plays Jerseyville. 5th—The Sophomore Grievance Committee interviews the Algebra teacher. 6th—The first basket-ball game of the season. Alton Boys vs. Upper Alton High. 7th—Mr. Watson wears a pink tie. 9th—A free luncheon, consisting of pickles, served in the library the first p. m. period, by a Junior girl. 12th—It rains. The curl comes out of Eunice N's hair. 13th—Another wet day. Eunice brings her curling irons. 15th—Alton High vs. St. Patricks. (Practice game.) 16th—Alton Girls vs. A. II. S. Alumnae. 19th—A yellow tie. 20th—A. H. S. vs. Upper Alton High. (Practice game.) 22nd—At the close of morning exercises Mr. Richardson announces that the pupils may have the privilege of speaking pieces. This causes a great sensation. 23rd—The second number of the Star Course. An entertainment by the Salisbury Orchestra. 26th—English 2 B is greatly shocked by an outburst of slang from a certain red-headed girl. 28th—Very little studying done in anticipation of the holidays. 29th—“Visions of turkey now burst on our sight.” “The smile that won't come off.’’—Bertha Fiegen-baum. WEN’S m BOYS’ WEAR THE GOOD KIND ALWAYS JOESTING’S :: ™ Scott’s Dyeing 6 Cleaning Co. M 24=26 EAST SECOND STREET M Davis Bros. Electric Co. Electrical Construction and Supplies. Kinloch Phones {Residence 82 3155 State Street KODAK C. Get all there Is In summer time with a KODAK. C, Picture taking with the KODAK is simple, certain and inexpensive. ITS ALL BY DAYLIGHT. Brownie Kodaks. $1.00 to $900 Kodaks trora $S.oo to $105.00 C. Come In and see the No 2 Kodak Box. a complete outfit for only $4 00. J. H. BOOTH, The Leading Jeweler. N SPEED LAUNCHES. CABIN CRUISERS. SMALL PLEAS-URE CRAFT. KNOCK-DOWN HULLS and ROW BOATS, manufactured by the C. F. 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Score 80-6!!! 21 st—A Christmas program is given. The school is dismissed for the holidays. Some one presents I-orcna Bauer with a quarter’s worth of chewing gum. A. II. S. vs. A. II. S. Alumni. 29th—A. II. S. vs. Central Alumnae. Did the girls have anything to eat? Oh. y-a-i-s! Well, I g-a-i-s!Stylish Hair Cut :: AT FRANK P. BAUER'S 306 BELLE STREET VACATION IS NEAR The ideal sport is shooting. To be successful you must have perfect AMMUNITION. “WESTERN” Factory Loaded Shells and Metallics are “ PERFECT FROM PRIMER TO CRIMP.” Try Them. They Are the Best The Western Cartridge Company EAST ALTON. ILL. HIGH GRADE COAL and GAS HOUSE COKE WHOLESALE and RETAIL FOWLER FUEL CO. SECOND and HENRY STREETS Both Telephones 21. ALTON, ILL. INTERURBAN LINE SPECIAL RATES TO PARTIES OF TEN OR MORE Between Alton and All Points in This Vicinity WHERE SCHOOL and COL-LEGE GAMES ARE HE.LD And Very Attractive Rates For Special Cara. For Rates Apply at Office Alton, Granite St. Louis Tr. Co.4 ‘ T II E T A T L E R.’’ 145 C A L K N I) A K . 2nd—School reopens. Pupils come back joyously (?) The Sophomore Grievance Committee makes its monthly visit to the Algebra teacher. The third number of the Star Course. The Chicago Lyceum Ladies’ Quartette, with Effie C. Palmer, Reader. 3rd—A black and white tic. 4th—The third year German class discovers that Xct-tie Elble keeps “cows with golden crowns.” 5th—Miss G. casually remarks “Milton is Sublime.” 9th—English 3 A is again informed that “Milton is Sublime.” 10th—English 3 A continues to he informed that “Mil-ton is Sublime.” nth—The “I lausmadchenverein” arranges a course of lectures, hirst lecture—Edna Doolitig on “How to Cook.” Alton vs. Hillsboro. Score 62-7!!! 12th—A. H. S. Girls vs. Union Club. 15th—Miss G. casually remarks “Milton is Sublime.” 16th—The “Tatler” board is elected. 17th—Miss R.—“How do you pronounce the ending c-i-a-11? H. G.—“Cheyenne.” 18th—The Seniors hold a meeting and decide that all members of the High School shall he compelled to study German so—that if some girl marries a German, she may he able to talk to him. 19th—The Central game is called off. The Ilausmad-chenverein decides that the gym” needs cleaning. They are very neat, especially in the way they dispose of the dirt. This they probably learned from their mothers ( ?) Nicht walir? 22nd—Certain privileged pupils are invited by the faculty to attend an intellectual program for three days, under the name of “Finals.” 23rd—The finals begin. A very large number find out the meaning of “skidoo.” 24th—A. IT. S. vs. St. Patricks. Score 73-14!!!ATTEND Alton Business College -- IT WILL PAY —- AN EDUCATION... IN GOOD VALUES IS EASILY ACQUIRED BY BEING A CUSTOMER AT ... Lehne’s D Goods Store GEORGE MILLER DEALER IN Celebrated Artificial Ice, Also Hard and Soft Coal Telephone. ! STnuch 2i4 Office 719 E. Second St. IT MEANS MUCH TO HAVE The doctor’s prescription properly filled. In order to do this only the choicest of drugs should he used, and a full supply must always be on hand. Stop and think how much a good drug store means to you, especially in times of sickness. Without it the doctor's prescription amounts to nothing. Now don't fall to try us for we have everything one expects to find in a first-class drug store, at reasonable prices. E. MARSH CO., Prescription DruggiatH, Corner Third Belle Ste. ALTON. ILLINOIS O. S. STOW ELL, E. P. WADE. Presidenl. Vice-President, FRANK A. BIERBAFM. Cashier. W. P. D1DLAKE. AmhI. Cashier. Alton Savings Bank. Capital, ----- $100,000 Surplus, ----- 91,000 Corner Third and Belle Streets, ALTON, ILL. One Dollar Will Start an Account With This Bank.“THE TATLER.-' 147 C A L K NDAK. 25tli—The Sophomore Grievance Committee calls on the Algebra teacher. 26th—A. H. S. Girls vs. Central High Girls. 28th—The second semester begins. More Freshies arrive, also a new teacher. The Juniors very generously bequeath their old seats to the Sophomores and occupy the rear. A. H. S. vs. Shurtleff at W. M. A. 29th—Lost—The most beloved ( ?) singing period, h inder please return to the mourning Juniors and Seniors. 30th—A sewing class is established in the High School. The girls are given towels to hem. 31st—Daisy C. falls down the girls’ stairway. The members of the Sophomore class are very much frightened. 1st—According to a debate in Junior rhetoricals. athletics should be abolished in the A. H. S. However, the High School is not governed by debates. Jessie Johnson delivers the second “Hausmadchenverein” lecture on Domestic Science. 4th—One of the Freshies wears squeaky shoes and promenades about the Assembly Room. 5th—Bessie Green actually translates one of Cicero’s remarks. 6th—A. H. S. vs. St. Patricks. Score 709!!! A tan tie! 8th—Debate in Junior rhetoricals on the Chinese question by Harry Mathews and Jacob Lipsky. Harry is given two votes and Jacob none. Who says they can t debate? Romeo and Juliet appear before the Seniors inFor Long and Short Gloves IN KID. SILK and LISLE THREAD For Pretty Hosiery and Dainty Handkerchiefs YOU SHOULD ALWAYS GO TO The H. J. Howman Co. 104 and 106 W. THIRD STREET W Make a Specialty of Furnishing Banners, Pennants, Finn. Etc. For Schools and Colleges. ALTON tom Lstofidliry Ce. C et up early in the morning hard, play hard But be sure and wear V chweppe’s lothing ..Ournrrers or.. MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN 117 W. 3rd Street, ALTON“THE CAL® the famous balcony scene. Senior Pin Committee is appointed. A. H. S. vs. Madison. Score 83-20! 9th—A. H. S. vs. Litchfield. 11 th—Senior Pin Committee meets. 12th—A. II. S. Girls vs. Shurtleff. (Practice game.) 13th—Miss Naylor is absent. The Senior Pin Committee again meets. 14th—The Freshmen present the teachers with valentines. 15th—Gertrude G. and Edith M. quarrel as to which shall bring Miss N’s. lunch. 16th—A. H. S. Girls vs. Yeatman 11. S. The Alton girls win by one point. 18th—Blanche borrows Edgar’s Latin. Senior Pin Committee meets again. 19th—Kathryn leaves her English at home and has to use Edgar’s. 20th—Nelle loses her Physics and in her haste gets Edgar’s. 21 st—Edgar skips classes. Seniors at last select their pins!!!! T A T L E R.’ ’ 149 : n i) a it. 22nd— 1 he Sophomores give a public program. 23rd—A. H. S. (iirls vs. Union Club. Score 27-5!!! A. H. S. Boys vs. North Side Y. M. C. A. 25th—The Sophomore Grievance Committee calls on the Geometry teacher 26th—Junior Boys vs. Seniors. A. II. S. vs. Upper Alton H. S. 27th—Junior Girls vs. Seniors. The fourth number of the Star Course. Herbert Leon Cope, Humorist, on The Smile That Won’t Come Off.” 28th—Junior Girls vs. Sophomores. Sophomore Boys vs. Freshmen. A red and pink tie appears!! 29th—No school today. 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They are trying to get on top! 11 th—Nettie Elble joins the “ Frizzlers’ Association” and appears in a South Sea Islander’s style of hairdressing. 12th—For a change Mr. W. wears a pink and green tie. 13th—Marcus S. and Kendall II. are out of knickerbockers. 14th—Farewell to J. Farewell to H. Farewell to one. Farewell to thee. They didn’t have to go to Dayton. They only fled as far as Clayton. 15th—The Seniors select their Class Day program. 16th—A. II. S. Girls vs. East St. Louis H. S. 19th—German 21 is rebuked by the teacher because of strange articles of diet. The sentence appeared on the board. Ich babe meinen Voter gegessen. 21 st—The Physics class is very much shocked at the pupils holding hands. 23rd—A. H. S. Girls vs. East St. Louis. 23-1!!! 25th—The fifth and last number of the Star Course. George R. Wendling, Lecturer, on Unseen Realities. 26th—The Geometry teacher receives his monthly visit from the Sophomore Grievance Committee. 28th—Eliott S. greatly fears the big comet. 29th—Louis Enos is only 5 minutes late!!!!!!! The Seniors elect their Valedictorian and Salutatorian.Springtime, °r Au ' 0, l Timo’ We Are Always Ready to Furnish CARPETS. WALL PAPER CURTAINS W. He NEERMANN 115 WEST THIRD ST. C Wm. Sciuikir, h. J. Bi'ckstri'p, Hkkmon Cole, Vice-President, President. Secy. A: Treas. Hermon Cole Hardware Co. HARDWARE, STOVES. TINWARE and SPORTING GOODS. 127 West Third St. ALTON, ILL. TELL YOUR GROCER TO SE,ND SPARKS’ ARROW BRAND FLOUR — ■- GO TO ===== SEELY’S BOOK STORE -FOR - School Books and Supplies Full Line of Stationery Always on Hand THIRD STREET - - ALTON )« R00fing ? Roof Leak ? Throw shingles away. Keep dry with well laid roof of The Hrs liter” JR ex 3t inthotE ROOFING Will not lealcin driving rain or melting snow. Any careful laborer c.m lay it At. necessary equipment in every roll. It also resists fire, heat, cold, and will wear indefinitely. Samples Sent Free with Complete Roofing Book. end petti for it. Vhen buying “Look for the Boy' %r on every roll. II. Koala r.a.C . ALTON ILL. Why, yes, we handle REX FUTKOIE THE BEST ON THE MARKET AWARDED GRAND PRIZE AT LOUISIANA EXPOSITION •} When you are needing Lumber or Mill-work, give us a call. M. H. Boals Planing Mill Company Established 1863. ALTON. ILL.“THE TATLER.” 153 C A L E N I A H . ist—April Fool. 2nd—Eliott lias recovered from his fears. 3rd—F. ().. on waking from a nap in English, “(). why did I wake? Junior flag floats from the wires. 4th—The Class Meet. Day of triumph for the Juniors. The Junior flag is raised on the building over the heads of its victorious supporters. 5th—8 a. m.—Senior flag is seen on the flagstaff. Half-hour later—Two Senior boys are seen hauling the flag down. 8th—Cake given away free to all callers at Seat 3. Row 8. 9th—Day of wonders. Bertha F. does not whisper once! Lillian Marsh giggles!! 1 larrv G. does not get a demerit!!! Mr. W. wears a new tie!!!! 12th—The preliminary contest. Alice Morris captures first place in declamation, Edgar Stevens in oration. Ethel Richards in essay. The Seniors receive their pins. “My. aren’t we smart?” 13th—Mr. Kraft takes the children out botanizing. They nearly get lost. 16th—A black and red tie. 17th—The janitor finds an enormous amount of fudge crumbs on the floor of the Junior section. 19th—Marcus is “improving his soul” by “religiously” studying his dictionary. 23rd—A gray tie appears. 24th—The “Tatler” lwiard nearly breaks the camera. The Geometry teacher is visited by the Sophomore (iriev-ance Committee. 26th—Mr. Watson wears a purple tie with red polka-dots. 30th—The “Tatler” goes to press. The board are given a week’s leave of absence and sent to the hospital. 

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