Arcata High School - Advance Yearbook (Arcata, CA)
- Class of 1913
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In appreciation of his inter-
est in the class of '13, and in all
We dedicate this book to our
F. A. XVRIGHT.
dlixreisliur ibail, may 29th, 1913
Invocation . .. .... Rev. Ernest Grigg
Vocal Solo . .. ..... Grace Bloemer
NVoman and Peace . .. .... Ruth Horel
Duet, "Gently Sighs the Breeze" .... Rhea Sage and Eunice Engle
Legislation and Qpportunity ..... Milton XNright
Violin Solo . . .... Marguerite Baker
Class Prophecy . . ..... Ella Ericson
Address to the Class, "The Happiness Which Lastsl' .............
Quartette ...... Miss K. Asher, Rhea Sage, Ruth Horel, Eunice Engle
Presentation of Diplomas .... .... F . E. Morrell
Benediction .... ..... R ev. C. P. Hessel
Dedication ..... .......... . . 5
Commencement Program .... .. 6
Faculty . . . ............... . .. 8
Class of IQI3 ..... .. IO
Seniors' Farewell .... .. I6
Class History ..... .. I7
Class Prophecy .. IQ
Class Will .... . . 2I
Editorial . . . .. 22
Literary . . .....,. .. 25
Indian Sketches .... .. 52
Organization . . . .. 62
Dramatics . . .. .. 64
Society . . . .. 66
Debating . . .. 67
School Notes . . . . . 68
Exchanges . . . .. 70
Alumni . . . . .. 72
Athletics . . . .. 75
Jokes . . . ..... .. 82
Advertisements . . . .. 87
Scene on Eel River .......... .. 2
Sea Coast Scene near Arcata ..... .. 32
Scene on Eel River ........... .. 48
Characteristic Indian Dances .. 50
Indian Types .............. .. SI
Indian Basket Weaver ......... .. 56
Sea Coast Scene near Arcata ..... .. 86
JF. Q, wright, 1BrinripaI
LOUISE LENHART ERA CHAMBERLIN
IVY B. NVILKINSON KATHERINE ASHER
HOWARD BARTER F. E. MORRELL
J. G. DOLSON J. 5. SEELY
. W. L. QUEAR.
LOUISE M. LENILXRT. K.X'l'IIIiRINE ASHER
IVY B. WILKINSON. ERA CHAMISERLIN.
Glass of 1913
of school life into Lifes school
Purple and gold.
Notorious-As a professional.
Ambition-To be a professor.
Notorious-For being late.
Ambition-To be Mrs. -.
Favorite expression-"Crazy l"
Notorious-As an athlete.
Ambition-To teach school.
Favorite expression- ?.
Notorious-For being late.
Ambition-To be on time.
Favorite expression-"Shoot the Dutch.
Notorious-As an artist.
Ambition-To be a cowboy.
Favorite expression-H011 Gee!
Notorious-A5 a cartoonist.
Ambition-To be an orator.
Favorite expression-f'Ba Jovc!
Ambition-To live at Cedar Springs
Ambition-To impeach President Wilson
Favorite expression-"I'll do that little thing'
Ambition-To keep house.
Favorite expression-"VVell !"
Notorious-For good lessonsf?D
Favorite expression-"Gee !"
Ambition-To go to VVest Point.
Favorite expression-'KAW Y"
Notorioqs-For wearing fake diamonds.
Ambition-JTO be a nurse.
Favorite expression-'iVVell now, listen!
Ambition-To handle "stocks,"
Favorite expression-A'My land!"
Notorious-For chewing gum.
Favorite expression-"Oh, nothing."
Notorious-As a violinist.
Ambition-To grow a few feet.
Favorite expression-"I don't know
Notorious-As a physicist.
Ambition-To be an engineer.
Notorious-For wriggling her ears.
Ambition-To be an old maid.
Favorite expression-"What,s the matter with me,
Ambition-Rosella ! !
Favorite expression-"Search me."
Ambition-To be a teacher.
Favorite expression-"Oh Lord!"
Too soon, too soon, the time for us to part
Has come, our happy school days passing by.
We linger, loath to break the parting tie
W'l1ich binds us to our dear old "High." Apart
On life's old stormy wave we'll make our start,
Our spirit strengthened with a purpose high
To reach the goal. But looking back-a cry
Breaks forth, 'IO God, protect each saddened heart!
Ah, yes-what happy days of work and play!
Can we forget those memories so dear
Or cease to love the scene! we know so well?
Never! E'en tho' apart, on life's rough way
We stumble forth. And with a parting tear,
Dear ones, we bid a Senior's fond farewell.
RHEA SAGE, '13.
On August 9, 1909, thirty eager and enthusiastic boys and girls entered
Arcata's highest institution of learning. They were: Bertha Alden, Ana
Averell, Nellie Baldwin, Grace Bloemer, Francis Bull, Chester Carlson, Ella
Durdan, Ella Ericson, Alice Haugh, Ruth Horel, Vernon Hunt, Annie jessen,
Ethel Johnston, Chloe jones, Gertrude Logan, Charles Mahoney, Oren
Meller, Earle Morrell, George Mulcahy, Nettie Murphy, Laura Myers, Valera
Preston, Melvin Roberts, John Ross, Rhea Sage, Versa Smith, Earle Spencer,
VValker Tilley, Lois Trumbull, and Milton VVright.
Strange and wonderful were the sights we, the class of 1913, first beheld
there-how different from the school life just left. It did not take long, how-
ever, for the wonder and strangeness to wear off, for soon we dared do almost
everything the upper classmen did.
The first two weeks of our new school life terminated with our initiation
at the Arcata Redwood Park. The reception was tendered us by the three
upper classes, who delighted in tormenting us in the most unusual ways.
Finally dancing and a watermelon feed put an end to their pranks.
Now that we had been initiated we truly felt ourselves strongly united
with the other classes and proudly did we carry the responsibilities which fell
upon us. The one great event of this year was gaining the football champion-
ship. We as Seniors now feel proud that the champion ball, which then
commenced rolling to Arcata, has continued to do so during each consecutive
We, as well as our first teachers, Mr. VVright, Miss Chidester, and Miss
Combs, vividly recollect the inconvenience which was experienced on account
of the lack of room and the big smoky stove in the front of each room.
The August of 1910 welcomed each of us as "the jolly Sophomore."
Although we felt and appreciated the dignity conferred upon us, yet we did
not become "Sophsl' without a feeling of regret at leaving the good old times
enjoyed as Freshies, for as a class we were treated very kindly by our wiser
schoolmates. We rejoiced in our spacious rooms and study hall, for during
the summer vacation a wondrous change had been wrought-the one-story
high school had been converted into a modern two-story building, conveni-
ently heated by a furnace. The faculty had also been increased from three
to five teachers. Miss Baker, Miss Burke, who took charge of the newly
instituted commercial course, and our ever helpful Miss Chamberlin, who
took the place of Miss Combs, came into our midst.
Happy as we were in our new surroundings we did not forget the twelve
missing faces from our number and only wished that they, too, might enjoy
it all. Now we could help initiate the Freshmen into the mysteries of high-
school life-and how delightful it was! It was in our Sophomore year that
the much dreamed of Glee Club became a reality. Professor Halle of Eureka
was the school instructor. Although it was short-lived, yet it awakened our
musical senses for the time being to what we might do. When the spark of
enthusiasm seemed to die away it was in truth simply smouldering beneath
an indifferent spirit, soon to be aroused in our Senior year by our able, ener-
getic instructress, Miss Asher.
Glad were we when the name of Junior was assumed, for now we could
hold forth in the much talked-of "lab," Only one of our Sophomore members
missed the never to be forgotten times participated in, there. The vacancies
in the faculty caused by the resignation of Miss Burke and Miss Baker were
now filled by Miss Wilkinson, our esteemed class teacher, and Miss Lenhart,
respectively. The Xmas tree and candy pull before the winter vacation were
both in themselves delightful affairs. After the holidays, however, a shadow
was cast over our exulting spirits, for grim Death claimed one of our most
popular and athletic members, E. Everett Hinckley.
At the beginning of the spring term, Willis Murray of Berkeley joined
us for six months and was instrumental in developing the finest rooting
section Arcata High has ever possessed.
The appearance of a "diamond" late in the spring, worn by a Junior girl,
brought on a shower, but, strange to relate, nothing resulted-not even the
growth of the miniature household articles.
The dancing party we juniors gave the Seniors this year proved to be a
great success. It was the first entertainment of its kind to take place in the
Assembly, which was only then made possible by the presence of the fine
piano received during the last of the fall term. The Senior Ball of 1912
brought the festivities of our Junior year to a grand finale.
At last we donned the dignified role of Seniors and were able "to lord it
over the teachers." However, it was with the deepest regret that we now
were parted from one whom we had grown to love and highly respect through
the last three years-Miss Chidester. Nevertheless, we wished her the great-
est success in her new position. In her place Miss Asher came to uphold the
dear old Latin language.
Marguerite Baker, the only one of our class who has not received the
entire high-school course in the halls of A. U. H. S., hails from Nebraska and
joined us at the beginning of our Senior year.
The 1913 class pins were chosen during the early part of the fall term
and with pride we have worn the little gold nugget. Walker Tilley and Saxe
Graeter did not come back to get the dainty pin, but enrolled at schools in
Belmont and Oakland, respectively.
The Xmas tree and dancing party in the commercial room just before
the holidays has been the most enjoyable of class affairs this year. The
night of the school play "Mr. Bob," we conducted a candy sale and realized a
neat little sum from our efforts.
Throughout the past four years our class has been well represented in
inter-high school athletics, debates, school plays, and other activities, so it is
with pleasure that we leave our record Cwith certain modificationsj to the
under-classmen. As graduates may we strive to prove our loyalty to our
RUTH HOREL, '13,
Hue ubi delatus Cumzeam accesseris urbem divinosque lacus et Averna sonantia
silvisg insanam vatem aspicies, quae rupe sub ima fata canit foliisque notas et nomina
Virg. Aen. III, 441-44-'4
'Twas in the year of 1924,
Well versed in aught pertains to' classic lore,
That through the Cumaean city I had passed,
And reached the famed Avernian cave at last.
Strange stories of this cave have oft been told,
For here resides the prophetess of old,
Upon all mortals she will cast a spell,
And then by means of leaves their fortune tell.
Outside the cave my heart grew cold with fear,
What if the prophetess herself were here?
Slowly and cautiously I ope'd the door,
To find that leaves were strewn about the floor,
Of every shape and size. There could be seen
The various colors, yellow, red, and green,
A name there was enrolled on every leaf,
And, too, the person's present told in brief.
Immediately a thought flashed through my mind,
Perhaps the class of '13 I could find. .
NVith a happy heart I bent me to my task,
For two long hours I worked, and then at last
The name of every schoolmate I had found,
And sitting down upon a little mound,
I sought to learn of my companions dear
Before the aged prophetess should appear.
But "as the best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley," within the shadowy glen
The seeress weird appeared, and fixed on me
Her piercing eye. "What can I do for thee,
Presumptuous mortal? Why dost thou hither come?"
With these few words she 'gan take one by one
The leaves from out my hand. I shook with fright
And meditated plans for instant flight.
But to my great surprise she said to me,
"The class of 1913 here I see,
The presence of your schoolmates you would learn,
Else you would never dare these leaves to turn."
I nodded, slightly reassured, and then
In silvery tones the prophetess began.
Ana is acting in the British Isles,
'Mid lords' approval and fair ladies' smiles.
'Tis she who stars in Shakespeare's plays, you know,
And Milton Wright is still her Romeo.
Ruth Horel, now her college life is o'er,
Imparts to High School students Latin store.
Lesley's a modern Burke in Congress now,
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And to his will that house is forced to bow.
Christine, at present a great society belle,
Has men both great and small under her spell,
In this rank Charles Mahoney you will find,
Ever devoted to the "tie that binds."
Bertha Alden is enjoying married bliss,
Her husband is a happy man, I wis.
If to New York you have occasion to go,
Perchance society your way may How,
And if you wish to cope with New York wiles,
Ella will dress your hair in the latest styles.
Valera Preston, now a gushing bride,
Has chosen in Fortuna to abide.
Now, if to manly sports your mindls inclined,
Go forth and on the diamond you will find
Chester and Loftus, proteges of fame,
World champions in our famous national game.
At U. C., F. E. Morrell is enrolled
As Prof. in Physics. To you helll unfold
Aught that pertains to Pressure, Light, and Sound,
A greater Physicist is nowhere found.
In flirting Laura sure can do her fill,
And Nell is chief cook up on Pickle Hill.
A fortune has been left to Grace May B.
And she has gone to Europe, so I see,
To find a husband she is on her way,
And contemplates a lording for her prey.
Rhea Sage, with her most Winsome wiles,
And pretty Voice and more than sunny smiles,
Has captivated some man's fantasy.
And in the future a happy bride will be.
Elaine Moxon in a Paris Gallery
Is drawing down a very handsome salary
By painting pictures. You will find they stand
Among the very best in all the land.
Marguerite, the musician of the class,
Is a violinist no one can surpass.
She paused. With joy I learned of schoolmates clear.
But suddenly my heart 'gan quake with fear,
For now at last but one leaf there remained,
Full well I knew my whole life it contained.
But suddenly a mighty wind arose,
Ere she had time my fortune to disclose,
The leaf was blown from out the seeress' hand,
And lay with millions of others on the sand.
In vain I tried that longed-for leaf to find,
In vain I sought to ease my troubled mind,
At last I left the cave in sad despair,
Resolved to drown in pleasure all my care.
LOIS TRUMBULI., '13
VVe, the members of the class of june, '13, of the A. U. H. S., City of
Arcata, County of I-Iumboldt, State of California, being at the present time
of sound mind and not acting under any undue influence or fraud, and realiz-
ing that the days of our life in this great hall of learning are limited, for the
personal benefit and progress of the oncoming strivers, do declare this to be
our last will and testament.
I. To the faculty we leave all the troubles and pesterings of the rising
II. To the Junior Class of '14 we do will and bequeath all the honor
and dignity of a Senior, with the following admonition: they must not let
their heads swell too much, for the door of our room is only four feet wide.
We render to them the use of our room and desks which are on the top Hoor.
CLaura Myer's desk will have to have new underpinning as the old is
cracked.j As an heirloom we hand down to them the glory of not being
beaten in football for four years. May they keep up the reputation so that it
may be handed down through future generations.
III. To the Sophomore Class we hereby bequeath a much-needed pam-
phlet entitled "I-Iow to keep on good terms with your teachers." It reads as
follows: Always obey your teachers, and if they tell you to study twenty-live
hours a day, do it. If they tell you to throw your 'peanuts in the waste
basket, don't throw in just the shells and keep the peanuts in another pocket.
Remember the teachers also like peanuts. Always be studious and take your
books home from school every night, even if you have to get an auto truck
to carry them. If the language teacher gives you ten pages of Caesar,
Deutsch, or Francais, don't groan, but smile and be cheerful, for next time
she will assign only twenty or thirty. If you are studious, obedient, attentive,
meek, bright, angel-like, etc., etc., etc.,-to eternity, then you will succeed
with your teacher.
IV. To the ever innocent and timid Freshmen we will and bequeath
all our extra boldness, so that they may quickly sprout into full-fledged
Sophomores. We leave to them all our endurance and perseverance and
hope that it will carry them through the four years of toils, mixed with
pleasures and foolish reveries. And realizing that they are on the verge of
entering into social events, and are much in need of a code of etiquette we
do bequeath to them the same. 'Tis as follows:
1. Never ask your lady friend if she wishes to go by the candy store and
smell the odor of fresh-made candy.
2. If you are about to sit down at the table next to your lady, never
ask her if you may sit on her right hand, as chairs are usually provided.
3. If you are invited out to supper, never ask the guest for a bottle and
nipple, to drink your milk with. It shows a babyish taste.
4. If you are told to bring a "muff" to a dance, don't get a bunch of
beaver skins to keep your hands warm, for that has gone out of style.
5. If you are at a high school football game, and the gentleman at your
side says, "I think 'our' team is going to win," don't get excited and think
that he has proposed to you, because he has laid stress on the 'our.'
As executrix of this, our last will and testament, do we hereby appoint
Miss Wilkinson, our esteemed class teacher.
Subscribed and sworn to before Miss Chamberlin on this 29th day of
May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.
CLASS OF 1913,
MILTON VVRIGHT, 'l3.
A 5 AX, fh a!
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In every city, country, state or nation, there are two classes of people-
the f'Boosters" and the "Knockers,"
The boosters are the people who have a pride in their city or county
and show this pride by helping to the best of their ability to boom all benefi-
cent and forward movements.
On the other hand, there are the knockers who are lacking in civic spirit
and community pride. These people are usually grouchy and close-listed
and may almost invariably be counted upon to take a stand against all pro-
gressive movements. Nothing that is done is pleasing to them. They are
a critical, fault-finding generation. It is not necessary to dilate on the un-
pleasantness of having to reside in a community having a large percentage of
It is probably well that a spirit of discontent should manifest itself in
our make-up. We must not be oversatisfied with our surroundings or there
will be no incentive to improve our condition. Dissatisfaction often means
The past year has witnessed the publishing of articles in several maga-
zines of national standing, criticising our present school system without sug-
gesting any methods for its improvement. We who think most highly of it
are aware that it has its imperfections, but it is certainly superior to any
system of education that has heretofore been devised.
VVe hear its practicability discussed. Does it lit its graduates for life-
work? It does and it does not. The old academic course with its book-
learning did not qualify a boy or girl to enter at once into lifels arena and
make good. They had to acquire further practical knowledge or training
before they found themselves able to enter on a career of usefulness.
The modern high school is introducing courses and equipments that
will enable its graduates to step out of the school-room into the arena of
active life and become at once bread earners. On account of the expense of
starting such practical courses of study, it is only in the larger cities that we
find many of these courses being given. The smaller high schools are moving
along in that direction quite rapidly, however, and many of them are offering
practical courses in sciences, commercial work, agriculture, domestic science,
drawing, debating, physical culture, and hygiene.
Not many high schools are provided with gymnasiums or teachers of
hygiene, but athletics furnishes training that is of inestimable value as an
accessory to the usual scholastic equipment.
Arcata has excelled in football and baseball and has. had excellent tennis
and basket-ball teams, we cannot say the same about track teams, however.
It is true, that with the graduation of the class of 1912, the school lost many
athletes, but in the other classes there were plenty of students who by
judicious training could have become fully as proficient as those who were
in previous track teams. There was no satisfactory reason for Arcata not
entering a track team in the field-meet last September. The excuse that the
boys had to go too far to train was insuiiicient.
The field-meet is the one event in which all the schools are brought to-
gether at the same time, and the absence of an Arcata team casts a blot upon
the athletic record of our school.
A track or any kind of team is impossible without co-operation of the
entire student body, and it is the duty of all the boys not in training to go
with the others to boost them along, the girls, as well, can show their in-
terest and loyalty. Wake up, you boys! Enter your men in the next track-
meet. Make Arcata proud of her team, and show the other schools we can
do as much as they. Get a track constructed in the Municipal Athletic Field
and every one of you train to enter for some event, even though you may
have a long way to go to reach home.
The action of the Executive Committee of the High School League in
sustaining fake charges of professionalism against one of Arcata's best
athletes, and refusing to consider valid charges of professionalism brought
against members of others schools in the league, is greatly to be deplored,
and is very apt to introduce an undesirable spirit of discord into the ranks
of the league.
When the desire of individual members of the league for victory becomes
so dominant that they are ready to sacrifice a spirit of justice to attain that
end, and deal unjustly with another school in the league, the benefits to be
derived from interscholastic sports are reduced to a minimum. We find that
the spirit of social intercourse, which should be engendered between the
students of the several high schools is entirely destroyed.
Arcata knows how to accept defeat when beaten fairly and squarely,
but when defeated by unfair and underhanded methods will protest to the
extent of her ability.
The high school does not wish to make the "Advance" the medium of
an attack upon other schools, but she feels justified in making a statement
of pure fact.
We have endeavored to make this issue of the "Advance,' a worthy rep-
resentative of our school, but this would have been impossible without the
aid of Miss Chamberlin, the staff's support, the ready contributions of the
students, the zealous work of the business manager, and above all, the
financial backing of the business men. To all of these, we extend our deep-
We also wish to thank Mr. R. M. Wiley for the assistance he has given
us in preparing the paper for publication.
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The lam of the Restart
All around them, the savage, searching glare of the desert moonlight
fell on a world of night-mare shapes and shadows-gaunt, fantastic cacti,
grotesquely misshapen yuccas, goblin bulks of rock and cliff and sand-dune,
overhead the stars glittered hard and white and brilliant. They rode swiftly,
unswervingly, as ride those whose journey is long and desperate, the man
swaying easily to the stride of his horse, the woman, awkward in her male
attire, clinging to the saddle from exhaustion, her eyes fixed on her husband.
Save for the shuflling, dust-muffled foot-falls of their horses, there was no-
where any sound.
Now and then, the man looked back anxiously at his companion, and at
length, reining in, he untied a canteen from his saddle, passed his arm
around her shoulders, and poured the last few drops of water between her
lips. She caught at his arm to steady herself.
"You're sure we're headed right?" she queried.
"Certain sure," he returned, pointing to the pole-star. "Due north to
Dead Horse Draw and then follow that up to Crater Tank. We'll make
Dead Horse in an hour now, and the Tank before sun-up."
"l'.isten,', she whispered, "I thought-"
He patted her shoulder awkwardly. "Steady, lassie," he said, "just a
hawk or something." Then in a changed, bitter voice he added: "Oh, they're
likely to catch us all right, before we get out to the railroad, because we'll
have to lay over awhile at the tank, but they can't be near up to us yet."
"You've got the money safe ?,'
"Safe as can be-seventeen thousand. Five thousand sheep at three
dollars a head, all round-that's a fair price this year, and two thousand
extra for you to make up for the hard times you've hadf,
The woman shivered and moved wearily in the saddle. "All the same,"
she said, "I wish you hadn't taken but the fifteen thousand--just what was
He laughed grimly. "I reckon that wonlt make any difference. They'd
have camped on our trail all right anyway. But if we keep up our nerve
we can get away with it just the same. Now we've got to hit the dust."
Then they set off rapidly through the black sprawling shadows of the
Coming to a wide gravel-strewn arroyo, they turned up its nearer bank,
and as the man had prophesied, in the first flush of dawn they caught sight of
Crater Tank-a small volcanic cave not more than fifty yards across, at the
bottom of which, as in a basin, had collected a little pool of rain water.
Dropping on their faces, they drank deeply, cleansing the dry caked dust
from their eyes.
Rising, the man surveyed the scene. Above him the upper rim of the
crater rose forty feet or more, a rough crag of broken basalt that sloped down
on either side to a low parapet. "Weill camp up there," he announced.
He led the woman by the hands up a devious path among sharp rocks to a
little ledge just under the crest. And then, while she spread their blankets,
he placed two stones on a rock to form a loop-hole for his rifle.
They slept heavily, in utter exhaustion, until the full blaze of the noon-
day sun fell on the n1an's face. He rose quickly to his feet and, climbing to
the pinnacle of the crag, peered carefully about him, but there was nowhere
any sign of pursuit-nowhere anything but a limitless waste of rock, and sand
The man dropped back to the ledge, drank heavily from the canteen, and
then wetting a handkerchief, carefully wiped away the little drops that
beaded the forehead of the sleeping woman. He paused a moment then,
gazing at her with troubled eyes.
"If they found our trail,'l he muttered, getting to his feet, "they'll be here
in an hour now. But Iym d-d if I'll wake her-not for all the cow-men in
Then he gathered some dead cactus and dry roots and .built a fire, and
finding an old can, set about preparing coffee. As he looked across the
crag, far back across the plain in line of his own trail, he saw a small and
slowly approaching cloud of dust.
He roused his wife and accompanied her down to the pool. "Better
drink enough to last a while," he said, and she smiled back at him sleepily.
"Reckon I don't need no urgingf' she answered, while he filled the can-
teen again. .
"Now we'll eat a bit,U he announced, when they had regained their
camp, and from a Hour-sack that had been tied to one of the saddles, pro-
duced a little food.
She studied his face for a moment, and then her cheeks whitened.
"They'reA comingf' she cried, in a sharp whisper, and, rising to her knees,
saw over the edge of the rock three men riding toward them swiftly.
The three came quickly nearer, and the man on the rock pushed the
muzzle of his rilie through the loop-hole. "It's them," he whispered. "Bill
Jones and old man Brown, and Sam Collins-President, Secretary, and
Treasurer of South Bar Cattle Company." He chuckled savagely. "And
by G-," he added, "if they try to pass that rock across there, I'll fix 'em."
The three were about to pass the rock, when a sharp word of command
and a close-passing bullet sent them tumbling from their horses, and under
the cover of the rocks. The man above had all the advantage, and his an-
tagonists were glad to retire. Terrified by the firing, the three horses bolted
back along the trail and then galloped out of sight.
There followed a confused murmur of consultation from behind the
"Is that you up there, John Howard P"
"You'd better come out and give yourself up peaceable,-there's three
"Had I? There's two of us up here, and we ain't peaceable."
"VV'e'll sure get you somehow. Starve you out if we have to, you -.'
He ended incoherently, in a hoarse snarl of curses.
A silence ensued, then another murmur of consultation below, then a
voice again uplifted in parley:
"Look here, John Howard. There's no good making this business any
worse than it is. We canit get to the water while you're up there, and you
can't while we're here, either. If you'll let us go down and get a drink,
we'll let you have one, too. That's fair.'i
Howard laughed-a laugh of triumph. "Oh, you're thirsty, are you,
Bill? I sure am sorry, but I drank my skin full just before you came and
we've got a canteen besides, so I reckon you'll have to wait a bit." In a
lowered voice, he added, "We've got 'em, girl. The man that's got the water
has the power here. And you get what you're strong enough to takeg that's
the law of the desertf,
Again came the voice from the opposite side of the crater, half-choked
with anger, "All right, Howard. We'll wait-until dark, and then welll get
to you, too."
The sheepman's voice, full of sarcasm, answered: "You will? Oh, you
will? Do you think I can't shoot? And therelll be a moon, too. just you
Hours passed in .an absolute silence-tense, ominous, terrifying. Like a
ball of molten metal, the sun at last dropped down below the horizon. The
faint breeze of evening blew in across the plains, the flame faded from the
sky, and the long shadows that fell from the rock and cactus and yucca
melted into the one deepening gloom of night.
Now, also, the three behind the lower rock began to test the screen of
the darkness. A hat raised on a gun-muzzle dropped instantly, bullet-torn,
an attempt to retreat back into the desert was likewise frustrated. And be-
fore the last reflected glow of the sunset had quite faded away, the moon
rose over the desert like a watchful eye.
The night passed on. Once the cattlemen tried the vigilance of their
captor by a second attempt to creep upon him around the rim of the crater.
At daybreak the game was yet unfinished.
It was two hours after dawn, when already the cruel heat of the sun lay
like a brown Hame against the black rocks of the crater, that a strange voice,
like that of one stifling, burst forth in a confused babble of invective.
"Ah, d- you! d- you!" the voice cried, rising in a fury of anger.
"What's the good of keeping up a play like this ?"
The man above moved his rifle slightly. "Oh, youlre suffering now,
ain't you ?" he pursued. "But what do you think I suffered all the years you
men had the upper hand of me? When, because there was a dozen of you
and only one of me you tried to shut me off from all the water-holes? When
you tried to run me off the range that was as much mine as it was yours?
When you tried to shoot me in the back for fear I'd give away that you were
fencing government land? Vlfhen I didn't dare leave my well alone for fear
you'd poison it, nor my house for fear of what would happen there ?"
"Ah-you suffer now, and you've camped on my trail because you think
it was me that blew open the safe of your bank and got away with a little
of your money? What if I did? Who was it that came in the night and
drove my five thousand sheep over the cliff into the canyon? That took from
me all I had in the world, that I'd worked for all my life? What do you
think I suffered then, and my wife that's stood by me through it all? Tell
me that, will you, tell me that."
For a moment no one answered him, and there was no sound except an
echo. Then the strange voice from below spoke again. "Yes, yes, I know all
about that, Howard. But what's the use of going over it now? What is it
you're trying to do?"
"Trying to do? just what you said you'd do to me-starve you out,
only for water. When you're ready to sign a paper giving me that money
you lost from your bank in payment for my sheep that you killed, then you
can put your hands up and come out and I'll let you get to the water. Savy ?"
"Yes, we savy. But we ain't all in yet, 'and we reckon we can stand it
as long as you can. Go on with your starving."
Once again stillness resumed dominion of the desert. From time to
time now the woman relieved her husband at his post. They drank the last
of the water in the canteen and ate the last of their food. Over all the sun
rose high, an implacable vampire whose clinging lips sucked the moisture
from their bodies insatiably.
Noon came-one-two o'clock, that moment of the sun's uttermost vio-
lence. And like a sudden blow upon the calm face of the silence, a frenzied,
beast-like scream echoed across the crater, and from behind the lower rock
a man plunged out into the desert, clutching at his throat, and, with the
spasmodic movement of a madman, tearing off his clothing.
Twen t y-ei gh!
The man above leaned closer over his rifle, but did not fire. "Sam's
gone crazy," he observed.
With hands upraised above their heads the two others had stumbled out
from behind their breastworks, and with dry, horrible mouthings, announced
Not for an instant shifting his eyes, the man above bade them halt, then
waited while at his direction the woman scrambled down and brought back
the arms and cartridges of all three. Searching out a pencil and a bit of
paper in which coffee had been wrapped, she then wrote several lines thereon
and presented it to the captives. Without pausing to read, they aflixed their
signatureg and then at last, lowering his weapon, the conqueror saw them
drag their thirst-maddened companion to the pool, and with him fling them-
selves face downward at its brink.
Then carefully folding up the paper they had signed, the sheep-man put
it with the wallet in an inner pocket.
"Of course," he observed to his wife, as they turned toward their horses,
"I don't reckon this'd hold in a court of law, but it don't need to. Because
if I know 'em, they'd rather lose the money than have it come out that they'd
got held up this way and sent home afoot, without their guns. Now let's get
out of this-quick."
LAURA MYERS, '13,
X i,a i 6
Qmnaiu, The Tliruz
King Arthur's friend, Sir Gans of Tintagel,
Father of ten brave sons, nay, more by one,
But that the youngest born, was dreamer called,
Though tall and mighty framed, the fearless Gans
Stood, far gazing o'er the western sea.
With hopeless eyes.
For a dragon monstrous-sized,
Had seized upon his pleasant kingdom fair,
And, blowing fire through hundred mouths agape,
Had brought a famine on the land, had slain
A hundred knights famed e'en in Arthur's Court,
Who met their death full well and worthily,
And still the dragon fierce made by their blood,
O'er all the land of Gans held reign supreme,
A bloody sway. O'er all the dense fog hung,
Cut only by the gleams of blood-red sun,
Which, shaped by magic's hand, formed mystic words
The which no man could read, save young Owain
The youngest born, the dreamer. To him they said,
"Keep thou thy faith," and thus he read the sign.
The while Owain did muse on these strange words
And half-formed purpose in his soul did dwell,
The king, his aged father, to him turned
Driven by plaints of subjects homeless made,
Grieved at the loss of ten brave sons, and now
The youngest also doomed, or so he thought,
And thus did speak: "O, thou! for whom the fates
In form of Merlin did fortell fair fame!
Oh, thou! whom I thy father love full well,
Thou, yea, even thou, tho' all unskilled
In arts of war, must undertake this quest,
Must risk thy life in vain. Yet take my sword
And go! 'Tis I, thy father, bid thee go!"
At this, his father's word, the young Owain
Full-armored, by his side the clanging sword,
Rode forth. Five days he rode and neither man
Nor beast he saw. For thus the dragon worked,
That all around the fertile fields were bare.
So 'lone he went his way, and wearied, came
At length to the fair mount of Aramath.
Far up that mountain high a castle wall
Dark glooming o'er the vale, cast fear on all.
For in that castle grim lived Pelleas, if
A man of might and magic. Old he was,
And well he knew that Death had named him
For his own. One child he had, a daughter,
Fairer than the fair Queen Guinivere,
And many knights did woo her, but in vain,
For she did dream of gentle knight and true,
To whom her heart would turn, with whom to go
Into a fairer land aroundthe curve
Of the long mountain slope should be her joy.
Then came Owain to that high castle wall
And gained admittance. To him the lady Hilda
Moved as a shining star when traveller
Benighted on his way, sees the bright gleam
With heartfelt joy, and knows that morn is nigh.
So in his heart she gained a throne as high
As that of the fair Queen.
The brave Gwain,
Love-loyal, in his heart her image fair,
Came nearer to the dragon's lair each dayg
Each day new deeds of crime he saw. Each day
His heart grew heavier, his purpose firm as iron,
At length into an open field he came,
A field blood-red in hue, and strewn with bones,
And there the dragon hungry mouths agape
Stood amid wasted fields and bones of knights.
Owain quailed not, but drawing from his side,
The sword with which his father had of old
Made Gans a name of dread to all the foe,
Awaited with unfalt'ring eye, the attack.
Then in his claws the dragon seized the youth,
And bore him to a cave beneath the earth,
VVhich glowed with pale and direful fire-light.
Then, furious, he saw the mighty beast and swung
His heavy sword, but in his need the steel
Proved false and turned against the hardened skin.
Then Hinging far away the twisted blade,
He rushed upon the foe. Before his gaze
A sword, forged by giants, Hashed in the light.
This grasped he by the hilt and swinging high,
Against the dragon's skin he hurled it.
The mighty beast, at last war-wearied, sank
And lifeless lay among the ghastly dead.
Then from the clouds there blazed a glory strange,
In form of shield emblazoned with the words
"Owain the True," and then in knightly form
The story of the light.
And all that saw it
Marveled, and hope grew big in hearts long used
To sorrow. Gans, mourning his lost son,
Saw the strange light and wondered much and hoped.
But Hilda, maid of Aramath, awaited
His coming with joy, not Wonder or surprise,
And when he came, then gladly she arose
And went with him into a fairer land
Around the curve of the long mountain slope.
LAURA CAMPBELL, ,I4.
SEA COAST SCENE NEAR .XRC.X'l'.X.
Q Qtorp of the sea
The little town of Fields Port was built on the shores of Humboldt Bay.
On one side the majestic height of the Coast Range rose in solemn grandeur,
clothed in the green of the giant redwoods, while opposite stretched the peace-
ful waters of the bay, its calm disturbed only by the troubled breakers of the
bar, a half-mile off, raving in helpless wrath at the row of houses which it could
Very few buildings comprised the business section of the town. The
principal one, although its appearance belied it, was a shabby two-story hotel,
far overshadowing the little cabins of the workers.
From a window of the top story a light shone, and seated in this room
was a man bent over his desk writing a letter. The room was small and
uninviting. There were two small windows partly covered by dingy green
curtains. The furniture was scanty and worn.
The person at the desk was middle-aged. His head was covered by a thick
crop of black hair, combed low over abroad and prominent forehead. His
dark, shrewd eyes were deep-set and heavily shaded by bushy brows. A
thick black beard and a mustache almost covered his thin lips, which were set
and spoke of harsh determination.
After finishing the letter he arose abruptly, displaying a figure, tall and
of a strong build. Laying the letter aside he paced slowly back and forth,
stroking his beard and knitting his brows in deep thought.
The wind, which was blowing terrifically, rattled the little old windows
with their dingy curtains half concealing them.
"Ah, yes," he muttered, "that contract must be fulfilled and Captain
Smith must consent to my wishes," and as if he had settled that point he took
a well-worn hat off a nail, and placing it on his head, hurriedly left the room.
Passing down a long dark hallway he descended a rickety stairway into the
g Coming to a cheerful little cabin, he was led into the room by the captain,
a small gray-haired old man with a kindly face.
"Captain," began his employer, "I received word that that cargo of
lumber must be in San Francisco by a day after to-morrow. You may pre-
pare to sail by to-morrow afternoon?
"But," protested the captain, "the sea is rough, the storm will no doubt
be worse to-morrow, and the lives of the crew will be endangered."
"I have thought of that, but that cannot be considered now."
"Very well, sir," replied the captain. Then, his face alight with-sudden
hope, "But the life of your son will be at stake." The face of the employer
clouded for an instantg then as remembrance of the contract came to him, it
as quickly cleared.
"You will follow my orders,', he commanded crisply. 'fBe ready to sail by
to-morrow afternoon at two-thirty."
The afternoon of the following day the vessel left port. The storm had
increased and though the captain feared disaster he did not reveal this fear
by word or expression.
Four hours later a schooner could be seen in the distance fighting in a
death struggle with the treacherous waves. An immense breaker advanced
toward the ship and she mounted it 3 the captain and crew held their breath for
fear she would strike bottom, for the tide was out and only a few feet of water
remained under her. '
"Eighteen feet to larboard," yelled the sounder, and the captain swung
the boat round to the north jetty, where the channel appeared to be deeper.
Suddenly a heavy sea struck her, driving her toward an invisible rock border-
ing the jetty, against which she was dashed with terrific force.
All hope was abandoned. A mere toy in the hands of a stronger power,
she was being slowly beaten to destruction. Nothing could be done for she
was beyond the reach of life boats, nor was other help available, and the only
son of the employer was going to his death.
Out on the peninsula a man paced slowly back and forth, beating his
hands upon his breast and crying in his agony a prayer for mercy. The wind
was blowing a gale and the intense darkness mercifully hid from sight the
ship which was being dashed to pieces on the rocks of the jetty. Only now
and then flashes of lightning across the heavens revealed for an instant the
The next morning the sun shone in all its beautyg the bay and the hills
had never appeared more calm and peaceful. The bar protected on either
side by the north and south jetties showed nothing of the night's disaster
except a few pieces of wreckage which floated on its surface.
GERTRUDE HARLAN, '14.
A gloomy bank of threat'ning clouds appeared,
Far off a distant rumbling sound was heard,
The grim wolves howled, next came the cry of birds,
Great sheets of lightning flashed, the grass was seared,
At last the crash of thunder that we feared,
Another Hash! we watched nor spoke a word,-
It seemed the wrath of God had been incurred.
As darker grew the sky, a cave we neared,
And entered quick within its friendly walls.
Down crashed a stately pine just overhead,
And frightened, from the cave we then did run,
But soon crept back at Mother Nature's calls,
And waiting in that natural home instead,
Stood listening to the rain which had begun.
-BERTHA ALDEN, '13.
VVel1, me an' Si had just finished hayin', and hearin' there was a circus
a-cummin' to town, and feelin' pretty Hush with money, decided to go. You
bet, we was the fust ones on the grounds, and made right for the eatin' house.
My! how we did eat, never thinking of the price. But when the waiter hol-
lered out, "Four dollars, please!" wall, Si, his eyes just popped out. He
stood there, his jaws stuck t'gether with popcorn balls, and his pockets bulgin'
out with guber-peas--an' the more he tried to protest the harder his jaws
stuck, and the madder he got. I see there was trouble in the air, so I steps
up and says, says I, "My treat." A feller has ter be good-natured on Circus
Wall, the next thing on the program was a side-show, so we started fer
that, but were side-tracked by a feller shoutin', "Five cents a ride on the
merry-go-round." Me an' Si hopped on fer a ride. Bein' farmers we had a
perfect understandin' of all kinds of ridin' animals, an' I guess the feller
runnin' the music tried to git the best of us, for the more we hollered, "VVhoa,
Dick!" the faster he made them horses run round the track. I tell yer we
swallered hard to keep that four-dollar dinner down,-and was mighty glad
when the hosses made up their minds to slacken speed.
Seemed like we'd never git to the show, for the next thing what caught
our eyes was a man larrupin' 'lasses taffy on a hook. I was allus fond of
that perticlar chew, so filled my pockets.
At last we came to the side-show. Me an' Si will never fergit it. I sure
stayed clear of them elephants, an' tigers an' things. Skeered! my hair stood
on end! Then I had to look fer Si. I 'lowed he'd have more sense than offer
a monkey a chew of 'lasses taffy. But, believe me, that was the fust thing he
did. Wall, that monkey did everything but talk. I'll bet yer he'd a-given
most anything to have just said one or two words, but the poor critter sat thar
a-tuggin' an' pullin' in vain.
Poor Si, he was gettin' into trouble at every stage. I'll tell yer another
of his experiences while I think of it. Now Si, he has a red goatee, an' as we
was passin' the parrot's cage, ofcourse that critter had a few inpertinent
remarks to make. When he hollered out, "Red-head !" an' "Hayseed !" Si lost
his temper, an' slipped up to that cage, an' I'll tell yer, feathers flew fer a
while. That bird was too speedy fer Si, an' before I could say, "Now I lay me
down to wink," it had a fast holt on Si's goatee, a-pullin' an' haulin', until his
chin was as long as the neck of a gourd. An' the next thing, I see Si pull his
jack-knife out right quick, an' cut his whiskers off slick and clean. Poor Si,
he looked a fright! I held my sides an' coffed an' laffed, an' laffed an' coffed.
just then the ban' struck up, "Take Me Home To Mother." And once was
enough fer me. RHEA SAGE, '13,
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He had deceived everyone. When discovery was certain and flight foiled,
he had hidden all that remained of the money. No one had suspectedg of that
he felt certain. For five years he had hugged to his breast the thought of that
hidden gold. It had sustained him through torturing days and endless nights.
Once free he could get the money and start life anew. And now he was free.
The prison gates had opened. .
Two days later as he walked down a crowded city street a heavy hand fell
upon his arm. He looked up into a face he knew-the face of a man who had
sent him to jail.
"I'll take that suit-casef' said the officer quietly, but his fingers tightened
on something half-drawn from his pocket.
A look strangely like relief came into the face of the convict. He held
out the bag without a word. The officer took it, but his hand did not leave
his pocket. He did not understand his easy victory.
"You knew all the time ?,' asked the convict.
The officer allowed himself a grim smile. "I waited for you to get out
and show me."
The convict nodded. "Well, you can take it back to them. Of course you
won't believe me, but I was going to send it back."
"You meant to give it up P" incredulously.
"Not at first. I meant to take it and go away. But I couldn't. You have
made it easy for me. I know you are honest. Take it back to them and tell
them I've started new. I'm going to be honest, too."
A little line of red mounted slowly in the ofHcer's face. He stared at the
other without speaking.
"You don't want me, do you P" asked the convict half fearfully.
"No," the other replied, slowly, "I don't want you."
The. man glided away in the crowd. The officer stood, the stolen gold in
his hand, absorbed in thought. When he finally raised his head, the convict
was out of sight. He drew a long breath. '
"I didn't mean to give it back," he muttered. "I thought I'd take half of
it and let him keep the rest. Now I've got it all. But I canit be worse than
Tightening his grip on the suit-case, he grimly turned toward head-
LAURA MYERS, '13.
The Sun dropped low,
The mighty North Wind sleptg
N Silently from the black clouds above,
The Moon in all its splendor crept.
And all around was quiet,
When God from His throne on high
Hung out His many lanterns,
To light the darkened sky.
MARY TURNER, 'I5.
when Qtupih 'llliurneh the inks an me
"Yes, she's married now. Did you ever hear how it happened? No? Then
I'll just proceed to tell you, since the joke was on me in the end.
"You know, we give a reception and dance to the other schools after some
event has been played. Well, it was at one of these entertainments that the fun
began. I had invited one of my friends over from across the bay. He graduated
from High the year I entered, and went to work in his father's office, but I had
known him ever since I was a baby. As I was saying, he was at one of these
dances and asked me to give him a 'knock-down' to some of the pretty 'muffsf
and I did so. It was just before supper that he came up to me and asked:
" 'Whois that pretty dame sitting over there on the end seat, next to that
miss with the pink dress ?"
" fWhy, that's our new tea-er-0-I mean that's er-er-one of the girls
that graduated last year.'
"I lied like the dickens when I told him that, but I thought I'd play a little
joke on him, because I knew how he did hate a teacher. Once he told me that the
'biddysl Cthat's what he called the lady teachersj were the meanest beings on
earth. 'Why, they'd rather flunk a person than have a new automobile presented
to them. All they're made for is to make our lives a misery. It's one sure thing,
I'll never marry a teacher, even if I have to go back to Africa and get a native
for a wife.'
"If all the names he called the teachers were written down, they'd make a
book larger than Webster's Dictionary.
"You see that's why I didn't tell him she was our new teacher who had just
come from college.
"'Say, introduce me will you. She's a belle. It's a wonder I never saw
her before, at some of the dances.'
" 'W-h-why, s-su-sure,' I said, I was laughing so hard to myself that I could
hardly say it, but I took him over and introduced him.
" 'Miss Burns, meet my friend Mr. Evans,' I said.
"After I had introduced them I went out on the balcony and laughed till
I had a pain in my side. To think of Bill Evans dancing with a school teacher,
and saying, 'Yes, Maa'm,' and 'With great pleasure,' and all such courteous
phrases. Not four years ago he'd have answered 'Umphuhf and 'I won't till I
get ready, and now to hear him! It would make gloom himself laugh. Gee!
But what would he do to me when he discovered that she was a teacher-a per-
son he most despised on earth? I began to shake in my shoes, from fear of his
wrath, when he turned it loose on me. If it was anything like what he called a
teacher to her back, after she had kept him after school a couple of hours to make
up Virgil or to work physics experiments, I knew I'd never want to look another
man in the face again, for fear it was he. 4
"Well, after the dance was finished he came toward me. I could feel the
sweat drops rolling down my guilty face. But I was soon relieved when he came
up to me and said with a smile, 'Gee! but she's a peach !' When he said that, I
knew he had not yet found out the joke.
"Finally the supper dance came, and I looked around to find him. At last
I saw him, and with whom do you think he was? The last person in the world
I thought of. It was our new teacher. He was taking her to supper. All the
kids were gazing at him, and whispering among themselves. And to think it was
all my fault! Oh! good Lord, deliver me from it! I wanted to go up to Bill
and tell him who she was, but my courage failed me, and it was soon too late.
Things had gone too far. I knew that Bill would half kill me when he found
that I had deceived him.
"That night I didnlt sleep more than half an hour, and when I did, I kept
dreaming that Bill was a big giant goblin, who was trying to choke me. I woke
up a dozen times and found myself saying in my sleep, fDon't, Bill, please don't.
It was only a joke. I didn't mean for it to go so far. Donlt kill me, Bill. Iill
never do it againf
'fSunday morning finally came around. I didn't hear from Bill or see him
for over a week or so. Oh! and I forgot to tell you th-e two weeks following
that fateful night were the Christmas vacation weeks.
"One week had passed, and every day I thought of poor Bill and the joke
I had played on him. I wondered how it was he never found out that she was
our teacher. I knew he would surely have been over here and given me what
I deserved if he had heard.
"It was the last day of the vacation when I received a letter post-marked
- City. I knew right away whom it was from, but was afraid to open it.
The thought came to me that perhaps Bill had found out. At last I summoned
up my courage, opened the envelope and took out the following:
. January 3, 1913.
DEAR FRIEND 1-
Perhaps you will be surprised when you learn that I am going to marry your
teacher Miss Burns. Fine joke you played on me, but I will forgive you. The
wedding will be held next month. Will send you an invitation later.
'AI couldn't believe it until I went to school next day and found a new teacher.
I saw then that sly cunning Cupid had turned the joke on me.'l
MILTON WRIGHT, 'l3.
lifz on the Jfatm
Life on the farm for the children,
Where there's plenty of room for all,
Lures us in Spring and Summer,
As well as in Winter and Fall.
Life on the farm for the children,
With the horses and dogs to pet,
With all out-of-doors to be in,
And the garret and barn when it's wet.
Life on the farm for the children,
And life on the farm for us all,
It lures us in Spring and Summer,
As well as in Winter and Fall.
CLARA STRUVE, '15,
"Greater lube bath no Milan"
It was a little old lady who appeared at the country station and asked in a
high pitched voice, "How much does it cost to reach the city ?"
"Two dollars and seventy-tive cents," the agent replied.
"Oh, yes! to be sure,', she said, "I forgot."
The agent wondered at the odd little figure in black with a small shawl of
the same color thrown over her shoulders, and on her head a black poke bonnet
with a bunch of lavender lilacs perched high on the crown. Beneath the bonnet
one could see her thin white hair combed back smoothly from her face and twisted
in a tight knot at the back of the neck. A pair of black bonnet strings were tied
securely under a pointed chin made even sharper by a small drawn mouth which
failed to reveal any teeth whatever. A small round nose was set squarely between
a pair of sparkling brown eyes which were somewhat far back in her head. Her
cheeks were pale and wrinkled.
"Only four more dozen eggs and I'll have that amount, and then I can see
Miranda and her twins. Oh! but they'll be tickled." E
This was the third time, for she was very absent-minded, that she had
sought out the ticket agent to ask the price of a ticket to the city and return.
Once during each of the past three weeks, she had presented herself before the
ticket window, and with her thin brown hands had spread out a great number of
nickels and dimes and asked if she had enough of them.
T his time she went away very happy and her sharp eyes sparkled more than
everx She had two dozen eggs home in the cupboard now, surely her hens
would furnish the required two dozen the following day, and she was confident
that she would be able to sell them to the city folks, for they were always anxious
to procure fresh eggs. Then she could start on the following day, and wouldn't
Miranda be tickled when she saw her, and w0uldn't she herself be delighted at
the wonders of the city!
On the succeeding day she obtained the required number of eggs, sold them,
and made hasty preparations for her trip. Thus it was a happy little old lady
who stepped up to the ticket office the next day, spread out her long hoarded
nickels and dimes before the agent, and in a sharp trembling voice asked for a
return ticket to the city.
Strangely fascinated, she placed her tiny foot on the step of the overland
train, was helped aboard by the conductor, and her two carpet bags conveyed to
a seat by a porter who received only a smiling nod from the old lady, whose
purse was now empty.
When comfortably seated, she opened one of her bags and extracted two
unfinished grey nitted sweaters, her skein of yarn and two knitting needles.
Her small long hands holding the' needles moved so quickly that one could
scarcely distinguish one needle from the other, sparkling in the sunlight.
It was a pleasant change to glance at the old woman, quietly working, after
studying other faces whose owners were gaudily and expensively dressed, and
who were engrossed in reading the latest paper or magazine.
At noon she laid aside her knitting and from one of her bags took out a
small brown parcel. This contained her lunch-two pieces of bread and butter
and three ginger cookies. Quietly she sat there, not knowing that her fellow-
travelers were interested in watching her and commenting to their friends about
Her lunch eaten, she again took up her work and soon completed each of the
little sweaters. It was now a quarter to three and the train was due in the city
at 4:45 P. M. Surely Miranda and her husband would be there to meet her, for
she had written them that she was coming for a three weeks' visit.
Little did she suspect that Miranda ranked among the highest in social
circles, that her husband was a man of wealth and high financial standing, and
their home a mansion.
Miranda upon receipt of the letter made light of her mother's trip, thinking
it one of her whims.
Where would she get sufficient money to defray the cost of the visit ?" she
asked her husband. "It would be absurd to expect herf,
Miranda, proud and haughty, had no desire to entertain her poor old mother,
for she knew she would be out of place among her many fashionable guests.
Even should her mother consent to be decked in the latest fashion as became a
women of high standing, she was certain that Herbert, her husband, would never
spend that much on his mother-in-law. If by chance, she arrived in the city and
found no one at the station to meet her, Miranda was sure that she would return
on the home-going train. Thus, she lightly dismissed the affair from her mind.
Although their mother passed the matter over lightly, not so the twins, for
they were anxious to see their gran'ma, who had so generously given them all
the ginger cookies they wanted during their stay at the farm two summers before.
Overhearing their mother and father discussing the event the evening before her
expected arrival, they determined to take things in their own hands and meet
her themselves. Certainly two boys seven years old were able to look out for
their own interests and the grandmother's also. They did not disclose their plan
to anyone, not even "Nurse," who was sure to oppose it and maintain that two
small boys were unable to take care of themselves.
The next afternoon, father at work, mother at tea, and Nurse gone, for it
was her day off, they were able to slip away unnoticed to the station, with their
little red express wagon, which was to carry home grandmother's bags, and
maybe some ginger cookies.
While awaiting the train, their attention was attracted to an organ grinder
with his monkey. They had not seen a monkey for a long time and must not miss
giving this one a penny. An automobile was coming down the street, but they
paid little regard to it nor did they notice the incoming train. On came the
machine faster and faster, and just as they were about to turn aside from its
path, a runaway team dashed toward them from the opposite direction. "Look
out," shouted some one. No one paid any heed to the hissing train, which was
fast disgorging a hurrying, crowding mass.
All eyes were riveted on the two babes so unconscious of peril, yet all seemed
incapable of action. But help was to come from another quarter. The shrewd
eyes of an old lady dressed in black and with a little poke bonnet on her head,
who had just descended from the train and was gazing helplessly about her, took
in the situation at a glance. Not thinking of self she rushed toward the children.
They had escaped the automobile but their life was now endangered by the run-
ning horses. If only she could reach them in time. A cheer broke from the
spectators as she grasped each by his suspenders and with all her strength threw
them to either side of her out of the horses' path. The next instant she was
trampled beneath the feet of the running bays.
A crowd gathered quickly. The little boys not recognizing their grand-
mother and thoroughly frightened at what had occurred, hastened home, resolv-
ing to say nothing of their adventures for fear of punishment.
A week later, "Nursel' happened to be glancing over the weekly paper when
she noticed the headlines, "Woman Buried Unidentified," and read a brief account
of the accident. Knowing that Miranda had received word of her mother's
coming and had paid no attention to it, she wondered if this might be the mother.
Altlgny rate, it would do no harm to show her this account, and question the
c 1 ren.
A wave of sorrow swept over the nurse's face as she heard the children's
story, and she sent them in to repeat the tale to their mother.
How did it affect Miranda? That would be another story, and
deals only with the little old lady who so willingly gave up her life
innocent children might live.
ALICE HAUGH, '14.
O gentle rain! true friend of mine, thou art,
Without thee, life were far too perfect made.
The sunbeams shine the brighter in the glade
After thy gloom has left it, and thy smart.
Thou who art quick to come, slow to depart,
Canst also make the brightest splendors fade,
When all the air, thy driving tears pervade.
So sorrow softens and prepares the heart
For future joy and future bliss to come,
Nor does the diamond give him sweet content
Who many diamonds hath. So life has some
Rain drops for all of us, not each alone.
Without some grief, our life were vainly spent,
Without some rain earth's splendor were unknown.
MARGUERITE BAKER, '13.
'Wllibz lamina-Goh Elms 'QEm"
Colonel I. R. Lenning,-no person ever presumed to call him "Colonel,"
or "Lenning,,' or anything at all save his full title-was standing before his
mirror, waving his pudgy hands in majestic gestures as he rehearsed his speech
for the evening. Speechmaking was the Colonel's occupation. He was called
upon for a speech at every banquet, at every ball, and at every political meet-
ing. And always and invariably his speeches ended with the words, "The
ladies-God bless 'em." C
The Colonel was a tall man and stout, with the overgrown stoutness of a
Habby mushroom. His hands and feet were small and well groomed. His
collars were white and shining, but above them always hung a thick red layer
of flesh, creased and unhealthy looking. His face also was llorid save his nose,
which was very white with blue dents in the nostrils. His eyes, close-set
near his nose, were sharp and twinkling, and unwinking in gaie., Their cold.
shallow depths were unshaded save by the lashless lids, and surrounded by
layers of fat. His lips were full and protruding, his mouth very small and
dimpled at the corners.
But Colonel J. R. Lenning could only be known in his full glory when.
at a banquet, with a bland smile illuminating his shining countenance and a
sentimental tear trickling slowly among the hills and valleys of his cheeks,
he would fold his hands over his ample stomach, and gazing up to heaven say
in a choking whisper, "The ladies-God bless 'em."
As the Colonel thus spoke these words to an imaginary audience there
was an excited knock, and into the room burst Hiram Brown, a near neighbor
of the Colonel's. "There has been a wreck, ten miles from here," he cried.
"Mn Grey will not be here for the banquet. What shall we do ?" Cecil Grey
was the new school teacher and a banquet had been planned for his reception.
Colonel R. Lenning rose to the occasion. "Follow me," he commanded.
and strode to where his horse and buggy was waiting to convey him to the
reception. As he stepped into the buggy he turned and addressed his assem-
bled friends. "I will bring the young man back at risk of life and limb, and
will then submit him to the tender ministrations of the ladies-God bless 'emfy
As he drove on his way a satisfied smile played about his lips despite the
discomfort of the drive. For if the unknown teacher, his threatened rival for
feminine attention, were the victim of the wreck, was not he, Colonel R.
Lenning, the hero?
At length he arrived at the scene of the disaster but could see no young
man awaiting his arrival. In fact he was told that no young man had been
on the train that morning. As he stood pondering this unpleasant news, he
heard a voice saying, "There's Colonel R. Lenning, ma'am. He's a school
trustee of Wellsbiirg. Heis looking for you novv,', and turning, found himself
confronted by a young and decidedly pretty woman. Clasping her hands, she
leaned toward him, crying, "Oh, Colonel Lenning, I am Cecil Grey. Do take
me from this horrible place, but first find my precious pet, my darling child.
I have lost him."
Colonel J. R. Lenning, who had been viewing with stunned surprise but
with great delight this lovely creature, returned to earth with a shock as he
heard these last words, but his gallantry conquered his dismay and he escorted
the young lady to the buggy, and bravely took her basket, in which he was
informed that precious pet was always carried.
He wandered helplessly, but vainly about, seeking for a lost child, and
at length came upon one playing in front of the station. XfVith a sigh of relief
Colonel J. R. Lenning picked up the child, placed it in the capacious basket
and made his way back to the buggy. In solemn silence they drove off, the
mocking word "married" re-echoing in the Colonel's brain.
When they reached Wellsburg they found the banquet already in prog-
ress. Cecil Grey was welcomed heartily when the people recovered some-
what from their surprise. At length came Colonel J. R. Lenning's speech.
Never had be been more eloquent. Never had the tears coursed so freely
down the cheeks of the ladies in his audience. Never had his gestures been
more majestic, his words more intense. But just as he reached the sounding
climax, a scream rang through the hall. Cecil Grey sprang to her feet and
cried to Colonel R. Lenning, "Where is my child-my precious Pet? NYhere
have you put him ?" .
At the same instant there rushed into the room an unknown woman, who
made her way toward Colonel R. Lenning demanding her child, and de-
manding of everyone who opposed her, "And what business had he taking the
child of an honest woman, and carrying it off in a basket ?"
Ten minutes later, Colonel R. Lenning, under arrest for kidnapping a
baby, aritl with the words "Not married! Only a poodle dogf' Hitting through
his dazed brain, stood feebly gazing at the moon repeating mechancially to
himself, "The ladies-God bless 'em."
LAURA CAMPBELL, '14.
Btzams of bums
Oft when at school I think of home,-
There, where my thoughts have always flown
To places that I'd always seek,
When, tired of being ever meek,
I'd run away.
For there no one might speak so sharp
And always make me toe the mark,
For only birds and wild things look
Upon the peaceful hidden brook,
So far away.
On one side is a mountain steep,
And on its right a chasm deep,
In front is that dear little brook,
That makes it such a cozy nook
And keeps all foes away.
And there in sorrow I'd oft run
For comfort, they had always some,
In joy I always went right there
To tell them of my new found cheer
And drive all gloom away.
, Then at a quick command and sharp,
I return to earth with a sudden start,
And then my thoughts in sorrow turn
To the fact that lessons I must learn,
And leave my dreams so far away.
, LA VERNE PRESTON, 'l5.
115132 Mailers j
The night was bitter cold. A fine white snow fell noiselessly on the paved
street. Flickering lamps lighted the streets and dark alleys and displayed
young men and women trudging slowly to their work, bearing in their hands
their midnight lunch pails. In the distance loomed up the murky shadows of a
great cotton mill, and near it a huge steel plant. Now and then the heavens
were illumined with a ruddy glow as the old kettles of molten iron were turned
into the earth molds to cool and harden. In this direction the night toilers
were wending their way.
Among them was a woman carrying a babe in her shivering bare arms.
She also was making her way toward the great cotton mill. As she trudged
along with these toilers she thought of the past. Not two years ago she too
had gone back and forth to the mill. Those were happy times. She remem-
bered how she met one who later became her husbandg how they had joked
as they worked side by sideg how this liking had developed into love and
they had been married. They had rented and furnished a small home, where
they lived happily and contentedly together. A baby girl was born and they
named it after her. All these remembrances passed through her weary brain
as she walked toward the mills.
Since the death of her husband three months ago, the whole world had
changed for her. There was no happiness in anything that she did. She soon
spent all the money that they had saved, and the furniture was all sold. The
rent was due but there was no money to pay it. So again she joined the
laborers. When she came to the factory she went bravely up to the office
door and knocked. She was admitted, but in a few minutes came out again,
a look of failure and distress on her face.
She was young, yet wrinkles of care furrowed her pretty features. Her
dress was rent in many places. A red shawl was folded over her shoulders
and down around the sleeping infant. Neglected, jet black hair fell in un-
kempt masses about her. Two bare arms were red with cold, yet her face was
pale, and no winter wind and snow could again bring the rosy hue back to it.
She stood a long time as if in doubt what to do. Then suddenly a fearful
smile stole over her unhappy and careworn countenance, and with a firm,
hurried step, made her way toward the business section of the great city.
For more than three hours she walked through the streets. She seemed
not to notice the biting cold, for some intent purpose racked her brain. At
last she came to a large and beautiful mansion. It was the home of Mr.
Castleton, the owner of the cotton mill in which she had worked, and in which
her husband had been killed. She took the shawl from her shoulders, wrapped
it around her babe and laid it tenderly on the porch. But as she did so a pang
of pity and remorse sprang up within her. She drew the child up in her arms
again and clasped it close to her breast. Again and again she wondered if
she were doing the right thing. Should she take the babe, and let it starve,
or should she give it to one who owed it a living? At last she persuaded her-
self to leave the child, and with a last kiss upon its tiny lips, she laid it down
upon the porch, rang the door bell, and stumbled out into the dark street.
Hearing the bell, Mr. Castleton sent the servant to the door, and in a few
moments she returned bearing a baby in her arms. To the shawl was pinned
a note, which read as follows:
"The wheels of your factory crushed'out the life of my husband. Starving
and homeless I tried to obtain work but you turned me away to die. I think
you owe this, my child, a home and living. Your Toilerf'
XYhen Klr. Castleton finished reading this note he was angry at the treat-
ment his employees had received in his mill. lle told the servant to take the
infant and care for it, and putting on his heavy coat went out in search of its
mother. llut the search proved fruitless and soon he returned home.
ln the meantime the mother was slowly wandering' down the street. She
knew not where she was going, for she had no home and no money. The
cold became intense. The icy wind whistled around the corners, and swept
the snow into her face, yet she was not aware of it, for her hody had hecomc
numh and almost lifeless. ller mind was in a dizzy whirl. All reasoning
powers had left her. hut still she kept walking, for a gentle voice seemed to he
calling her. She knew not from whence it came yet she followed for it
resembled the voice of her husband. She pursued this phantom voice down
one street and up another. till at last she came to the cotton mill. which stood
on the edge of a large lake. She approached the edge of the wharf and still
the voice in a pleading way begged her to come.
'lihen as she gazed far out over the rippling waves, a lihny mist arose, and
crept closer and closer, until finally she recognized in this shining cloud the
form of her husband. lle approached her with out-stretched arms: she
stepped out into the darkness and the arms of the great waters gathered her
up and carried her to him.
KIll.'l'UN XX'Rlt,2H'll, 'l3.
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lumbering in bumhulut
The chief feature of Humboldt County is its magnificent belt of redwood
forest, which constitutes its richest available source of wealth. lt is estimated
that this large body of timber originally covered 538,000 acres. Much of this
has been cut down but there are still thousands of acres left.
Lumbering in Humboldt was first carried on by means of oxen and horses.
In later years the steam donkey was introduced, and as the work can be car-
ried on more rapidly and at less expense with donkeys than with horses or
oxen, the latter have been completely discarded.
First in the process of logging are the choppers, who go into the woods,
pick out the trees suitable for lumber and cut them down. The choppers are
divided into "sets," each set consisting of two men.
When a tree has been selected, a place most suitable for falling it is
chosen, and if necessary, smaller trees are felled across its path to prevent it
from breaking when it strikes the ground. A staging or platform is then
placed around the tree for the choppers to stand upon while working. Then
by means of axes and saws, a V-shaped incision is made from one-fourth to
half the diameter of the tree. This is called the under-cut, and its purpose
is to guide the tree in falling. When the under-cut is completed, the choppers
saw into the tree, about six or eight inches above the level of the under-cut
and directly opposite it. If the tree is standing in such a position that it will
not fall of its own accord when sawed nearly through, a flat triangular piece
of steel is driven by means of a sledge, into the crack back of the saw, until
the tree falls.
Directly after the choppers come the peelers. First by means of a sharp
axe they cut rings about four inches in width and ten or twelve feet apart,
around the tree. Then by means of a steel bar they remove the bark. This
applies to redwood trees only, as pine, Hr and cedar are not peeled.
After the peelers come the sawyers, who by means of crosscut saws, cut
the trees into logs varying in length from twelve to twenty-four feet. Some-
times for special purposes, trees are sawed into thirty-twofthirty-six, and
forty-foot lengths, but this is seldom done in the case of redwood trees, as the
wood is not strong enough.
Next comes the logging process and this is done by two methods. Une
makes use of the Tacoma and Seattle donkeys, and needs no swampers, while
the other is done by what is commonly known as a "logging donkey." The
latter is by no means as powerful as the Seattle or Tacoma donkey, and
therefore has to be preceded by a crew of 'fswampersf'
The Hswampersf' by means of picks, shovels and a "blocking donkey,"
construct a road up to the fallen timber. A line or rope is pulled by men
known as "rigging pullers," up to the log and fastened to it. The log is then
pulled up to the donkey, which is situated beside the main or skid road. Here
they are placed one behind the other, the largest log ahead and the smallest
behind, and fastened together by means of steel ropes about six feet long with
a hook in each end.
At the lower end of this skid road, beside a railroad, stands the bull
donkey. lt has two lines, the back and main lines, so arranged that when one
is being pulled in, it pulls the other out. The main line is much larger and
stronger than the back line, and to this the logs are fastened. The lmck line
is fastened to the end of the main line, and is only used to pull the main line
back up the road. All along the road and within easy reach are two signal
wires connected with an electric bell situated near the bull donkey. They are
so arranged that the bell rings when the wires are brought together.
VVhen the logs up in the woods are all coupled together and fastened to
the bull donkey line, the water slinger fthe man who has charge of the load
and who sprinkles the road with waterj, rings one bell. Immediately the
engineer at the bull donkey starts the engine which pulls on the main line,
and the ,load starts on its downward journey. If for any reason the water
slinger wishes the line to stop he again rings one bell. If he desires the
main line brought back he rings two bells, if he wants it to go ahead slowly,
three bells, and in case of an accident, five bells.
VVhen logs reach the landing they are immediately loaded on cars by
means of a loading donkey and taken away to the mill.
The method of logging with the Seattle or Tacoma donkey is somewhat
different. Either donkey, like the bull donkey, has a main and back line.
These lines are pulled out over the logs so as to form a large circle. A
choker, a steel line varying from thirty-two to forty'-two feet in length, is
placed around the log. The free end of the choker is then fastened to a hook
known as the "tag hook," which in turn is attached to the main line. The
signal is then given by the signal boy, commonly called "whistle punk," by
means of a wire fastened to the donkey's whistle, and the log is pulled down
to the landing. Here the chokers are removed, and the logs are loaded on
cars and taken to the mill pond.
- CHESTER CARLSON, 'l3.
Sonnet to a Baumann Qtump
Uh, tell me, wretched stump of redwood tree,
That stands so dark and gloomy on yon hill,
What makes thee look so desolate and still?
VVhere are those leaves that one were dear to thee?
And where those limbs so beautiful to see?
VVere they cut down and taken to the mill?
Or did harsh winds that blew 'gainst thee so shrill,
Fell thee and cause this dire catastrophe?
But to my query the remnant answered not.
It proudly cast its Visage to the sky,
Knowing full well that all its pride had gone
To build both stately -home and humble cot,
That men its worth and beauty might espy,
In cities large where countless people throng.
e LOIS TRUMBULL, 'l3.
F o rty-seven
N12 ON EEL RIX
The my of a bean
Once more, Oh ye Fates, the arbiters
Of life and death, by whom the one most loved
Was snatched away before his sun had shed
Upon the mountain head
Its first faint beams, lent from above
In great or small degree, to all whose love
Of man, as near divine, gains this reward.
It seems a hard, a bitter fate to die
'Ere proof is given to Him above
That gratitude is felt. 'Tis hard,
And thus to Thee we raise our bitter cry.
The frost in spring lays withered many a flower,
Before in full of beauty from the bud
It springs. And leaves, by Winter's stormy power
Laid low and trampled in the mud,
Are broken promise fair. So all that tower
In strength unbroken are but the full
Cf growth, as those who fall, the promise.
All this I know and strive to think it just,
But still a thought, a fear that drives men mad,
The thought that God is not, rages within
My stricken mind.
They tell the stricken one that God is good,
That there can be no wrong. But well
I know they never felt the pangs of motherhood,
The clinging tendril fingers of a child,
And ever do I ask, "Is there a God ?"
And ever do I answer "God is not."
LAURA CAMPBELL, '14,
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Three score years ago, before the white man began to settle in Northern
California, the country was under the sway of Indian tribes. Chief among
these were the Tahtoos, occupying the country about the northern part of
Humboldt Bay and along Mad River, and the Ki Pomos, dwelling along the
Eel River Valley. The latter were a fierce warlike tribe and made many
ferocious depredations upon the simple-hearted and less warlike Indians of
the north. It is about the wars of these two tribes with which my story deals.
The Indian village of the Tahtoos was in wild consternation. Squaws
were running from wigwam to wigwam, dragging crying children by the hand,
and carrying tiny infants upon their backs. An Indian brave would dart
through the wigwams, snatch up a bundle of arrows and disappear again into
the forest. Three bow-shots to the south could be heard the piercing, yelling
whoops of the Indian warriors. The fierce Ki Pomos were steadily closing in
upon the Tahtoos.
At the entrance to the largest wigwam in the village, sat a beautiful
Indian maiden. Her long jet black hair, bound with shining beads, glowed
with splendor in the bright sunshine. I-Ier drooping head and dark tear-
filled eyes disclosed the fact that she was silently weeping. Kata, daughter
of the chief of the Tahtoos, was she.
Yukukoola, chief of the warlike Ki Pomos, had demanded of Owena,
chief of the Tahtoos, his beautiful daughter, Kata. Ohwena was unwilling to
give his daughter to one he deemed an enemy, so a fierce war followed, in
which the Tahtoos were being beaten. The chief saw that his braves would
be overcome in a short time, so he gathered a few of his Indian warriors and
held council together. They finally decided to give up Kata to the chief of
the Ki Pomos. An Indian brave carrying a broken bow and arrow fwhich
signified trucej went before Chief Yukukoola and told him they would give
up Kata, and that she would start in a few days for their village. So once
again peace was made between the two tribes.
The day had come for Kata to depart. Ohwena was to choose one of the
bravest of his tribe to conduct her south to the village of the Ki Pomos.
There were many who might be chosen, but only one of these did Kata wish.
It was Waukauma, the bravest, Heetest and strongest Indian of the Tahtoos
tribe. Many times had he presented to her the wreath of victory which he
had won at some of the Indian games. Many times they had sat together on
the river bank, where he had told her tales of war and love. It was for this
reason that Kata wished deep down in her heart that VVaukauma would be
Ten braves were sent out to hide in the nearby thicket. Kata was blind-
folded, taken out in the open and given a bow and arrow. She was to choose
her own guide by shooting an arrow into the air. It was to be the one to
whom the arrow fell closest. She drew the bow string, but as she did so she
heard what sounded like the "peep peep" of a linnet. None but Kata knew
that call, for many times had Waukauma called her with that signal. She
changed the direction of the arrow and let fly. It struck at the feet of Wau-
kauma and he was chosen as her conductor.
, The canoe Was ready and soon they were on the way to the home of the
Ki Pomos. As the canoe slid smoothly over the waters, Waukauma whis-
pered words of love to Kata, and told her that some day he would sweep down
upon the cruel chief of the Ki Pomos and carry her away. Kata listened to
his stories and was partly consoled by them. After a while they came to
the end of the journey by water and travelled by land. just as the sun was
setting they arrived at the outskirts of the Ki Pomos village. It was a sad
parting between the brave Waukauma and the beautiful Kata. Long did
they linger at the edge of the Indian village. After he left her she watched
him pass out of sight among the trees and bushes, and while she stood pon-
dering, the stillness was broken by a sad farewell song, which went ringing
through the trees until finally it could be heard no more. Slowly and sadly
Kata made her way to the Ki Pomos chief's wigwam.
Ten times the moon had changed, but Kata remained still at the Ki
Pomos village. Summer and autumn had gone, but Waukauma did not come
as he had promised. Yukukoola tried many times to persuade Kata to be his
wife, but she shook her head and would not listen to him. Many times he
became angry at her refusal, and said he would kill her, but she seemed to
care not for these threats and told him she would be far happier dead. Day
after day he threatened and abused her, but still she shook her head. At
last a time came when Yukukoola became so angry that he told her he was
going to wipe her tribe out of existence.
He gathered together his braves and told them that in a few days they
would cross the mountains, descend upon the Tahtoos and murder the entire
tribe while they slept.
It was a cold, stormy day that the Ki Pomos set out on this cruel expe-
dition. All the Indian braves were painted and tatooed in bright war paints.
Blood-curdling warwhoops were uttered by some of the over-eager warriors.
After the Ki Pomos had gone, a solitary form clad in furs, crept stealthily
from under the side of a Wigwam. Quickly it disappeared into the forest.
That evening just at dusk a tired water-soaked figure staggered into the
Tahtoos village and fell into the chiefls Wigwam.
Ghwena was lying upon his blankets, suffering from a wound torn in
his breast by the claws of an angry grizzly. He saw the person enter his
Wigwam, and recognizing his daughter, cried out for joy, "Our Kata! she has
come back!" Many of the inhabitants, hearing the cry, .came running to the
chief's Wigwam. As soon as Kata recovered breath she told the listeners the
plans of the Ki Pomos. When chief Ohwena heard her story, he called Wau-
kauma to his side and told him to go forth with their small band and fight
against the enemy.
In a few minutes Waukauma had gathered together his Indian warriors
and they set off to meet the larger band of the fierce Ki Pomos.
On the vast, wind-swept and almost naked hogback, southeast of the
Tahtoos village, looming largely up from the broad grassy back of the moun-
tain, is the majestic, rugged, and isolated boulder called "Blue Rock." just
below this rock the mountain side is covered with gigantic redwoods. It
was among these dense black trees that Waukauma hid his warriors and
waited the coming of the enemy. Not long did they have to wait. Over the
bare hogback crept the painted Ki Pomos. Down the mountain they came,
straight toward the hidden Tahtoos.
There was a sudden, piercing war-cry, and arrows tipped with poison of
death flew thick and fast into the masses of startled Ki Pomos warriors.
Taken unawares they fled to the woods for safety, only to be tomahawked by
a hidden foe. VVhen the arrows were wasted they fought with tomahawks
and daggers. As a storm suddenly springs up, flashes and thunders, and
then dies down, so ceased the Indians their fighting and yelling, and turned
towards the rugged, majestic Blue Rock, where, crouched and silhouetted
against the flash-lightened sky, two bronze figures glistened with oil and
paint. Each held in his hand a dagger. The lightning ceased and all was in
darkness again. Then suddenly another flash, and out on the rock could be
seen VVaukauma, knife poised in hand, ready to strike a death blow to the
chief of the Ki Pomos. The next illumination showed Watikatima standing
alone with his opponent lifeless at his feet. A cry of victory rang from every
Talitoos, and went ringing down the mountain side to the Indian village.
A beautiful Indian maiden, sitting at the entrance to the chief's wigwam,
heard the cry of victory and stole into the forest to meet VVaukauma, her
lover. Together they walked down the mountain side, and into the chief's
"Ohwena, I have come to ask for the hand of your daughter."
"Take her, VVaukau1na, and rule kindly over our people. I am going to
that sunny island, way out in the Pacific, where the deer and antelope offer
themselves for food, where the flowers bloom always and the sun shines
forever. It was our Kata who saved this tribe of people, and it was she who
saved this village, so let it be called after her, 'Our Kata'."
Long ago the Indian village was destroyed by the incoming white man.
and in its place grew up the fnrst settlement on Humboldt Bay, which was
named 'fUnion Town." This name was later discarded, and the town was
renamed after the beautiful Indian maiden who had once saved her tribe
from destruction. Instead of "Our Kata" the two words were joined, and
to-day there stands a beautiful white city on the foothills bordering Humboldt
Bay, called "Arcata."
MILTON VVRIGHT, 'l3.
NOTE.-This is one of the numerous legends concerning the naming of Arcata.
The Qlloming nf tbz Yllillibites
In the land, of Humboldt County, i
'Twixt the shadow and the sunshine,
,Twixt the huge and towering redwoods,
Stood the wigwams of the Indians,
Not a white man yet had come here,
Not a ship with sails outspreading
Had sailed up the spacious harbor
To disturb the calm blue waters,
And the hearts of fearless natives,
Happy in their life of freedom,
Happy in their woods and meadows.
Till one day in black November,
Worn from hardships long endured,
Worn from hunger, toil and troubles,
White men wandered to this country,
Much excitement they created,
Much half-fear to timid Indians,
VVho, grown bolder, feigned a friendship
To these odd and pale-faced brothers,
They departed in a few days,
Leaving natives awed,-suspicious,
Leaving lands of rich resources.
Two years later, one bright morning
Came the travellers from the Southland,
Came a ship with many others
To found homes in Indian regionsg
There began the strife with redmen,
Then the long and bloody battles
For the lands of towering redwoodsg
In the end the white men triumphed,
A village took the place of wigwams,
Thus grew the little town of Union,
Thus grew our City of Arcata.
ELLA ERICSCJN, 'l3.
The first step in basket-weaving is to procure material for the work.
Hazel sticks are gathered when the leaves are nearly all open, for then the
bark will peel off easily. The squaws go far up on the mountains, to some
place that has been burned over a year or two before, for the hazel bushes
grow quickly after a fire and the sticks are straight and much finer. They
cut as many as will be needed for the year and upon reaching home the twigs
are laid out on the ground, skinned as soon as possible, then sorted and tied
The roots used are either of willow or pine. The pine roots are harder to
procure as the Indians have to go into the heavy timber to get them. The wil-
low roots, most often used, are gathered just as soon as the river begins to fall
from its high water mark. The women and children take the roots that have
lodged in between the rocks or have been washed on to the trees, and peel
them by running them over a knife.
The grass so essential to basket-weaving grows in tufts or clusters both
in the mountains and along the edge of small lakes and creeks. The women
camp in these places for a few days, cut the grass, and tie it in bundles, and
ugon their return spread it out in the sun to bleach until it is white.
. Sword-fern is an important fac-
tor in the making of baskets. The
squaws take out two long strips from
each fern and dye them red with alder
bark. Maiden-hair fern stems are
used for the black designs. The yel-
low is the porcupine quill fa certain
species of grassj. Very often they
substitute Oregon grape root as a dye,
and the difference is scarcely notice-
able. If they make use of the quills,
they let the black ends show inside the
basket. Quill baskets are quite ex-
Before starting to weave, the
squaws soak the ferns and roots so
that they will not break when they
bend them. The grass has a ridge or
vein that runs along the center of the
back. They put the root end of the grass in their mouth, dampen their fingers
and as the thumb nail runs down along it, it presses the vein in Hat.
In beginning a basket, a few hazel sticks are taken and wrapped with
roots for a short distance. Then the Weavers take two pieces of grass, one
for each root, and weave. Weaving is always going ahead and not wrapping
back. As they weave, they keep adding extra sticks. When it comes to
rounding or making the basket smaller, a stick is whittled fiat and small and
the two are woven as one for a row or two, and then the extra piece broken
off. When they start to put in the design, they tie the sticks in bunches and
space them. This is why the squaws do not have to know how to count.
VVhen a new piece of grass is put in, an end about half an inch long is left
inside. An uncleaned basket is all grass inside. When the basket is finished
the interior is scraped smooth with a spoon, then washed with a damp cloth,
and stuffed with rags until dry. This is to give a definite shape to the basket.
A poor basket maker may put in too many sticks so that the basket is bumpy
and dented. In this case when finished she fills it with damp sand, and where
the dents appear presses the sand in hard to make the basket dry evenly.
When making caps, the weavers use an old one as a mold and put the new
cap upon that to dry.
Years ago when there were only Indian wigwams, the squaws had a
basket for every purpose. Even for babies they made three or four. The
first was small, and as the baby grew a new one was made for it.
Even to-day, some eat acorns from an acorn basket, one that is 'made of
roots and will hold liquid.
ALICE HAUGH, '14,
'Eine Qhwiau Jfuneral
VVhen an Indian is ill the medicine men, or Indian doctors' are summoned
to care for him. They treat the sick with various herb remedies and sing
songs in their native tongue. These songs are supposed to have influence in
driving away the evil spirits that cause sickness and death. No one is allowed
in the room when an Indian doctor is attending the sick, for that would bregk
the spell. "
Should the person die, he is buried as soon as the coffin is made. It is
constructed of pine boards, lined with white and covered on the outside with
either black calico or black velveteen. These coverings vary according to
how much money they have, or how much they care for the deceased.
They put clean clothes, perhaps new, on the dead, wrap the corpse in a
blanket and then place it in the coffin. The body is then taken through the
window. They proceed to the graveyard, the mother, sisters and brothers
leading the procession, chanting hideous songs, crying loudly and moaning
weirdly. The father digs the grave. If the ground is very hard, he digs up
another grave, takes out the bones, places the new coffin in the hole and
throws theibones in on top. Burning grass is then waved over the grave and
the person's clothes are rolled in a bundle and thrown in.
VVhen the grave is covered over, half a sack of sand from the river is
strewn on top, to make the journey to the Happy Hunting Ground easy.
Over this sand they place a board covered with white, and thereon, build of
choice sticks, a fire which they kindle for five nights. They believe the spirit
will come back to the old haunts any time in five days and that this fire will
ward him off.
They then take a new basket and place in it a little of everything the
family is eating, and burn one of these every day for five days. This is to pro-
vide food for the spirit on its journey, for it is said to reach its journey's end
in that length of time. If the grave is fenced in, clothes are hung over it on
sticks. Years ago they punished people for molesting the grave or its decora-
tions. One woman is said to have had an ear cut off for stealing clothes from
The Indians are very superstitious about mentioning a dead person's
name. They will not tell their children of the death of a brother or sister.
Sometimes a child may quarrel with one of a different family and in anger
tell him that he has a brother or sister dead. If he has not known it before,
the old folks take up the quarrel and demand pay for mentioning the fact.
Many years ago, one woman had her mouth cut from ear to ear for speak-
ing ofthe dead. Of course such torture is not inflicted now.
ALICE I-IAUGI-I, '14.
Old ChiefrCoonskin sat sulkily before his tepee fire. The light of the
blaze fell directly upon the bent form and withered features of his squaw as
she moved about. The chief observed her coarse black hair mingled with
gray, her deep-sunk eyes and her trembling hands, and his eyes darkened.
He was greatly troubled.
As he crouched there smoking and thinking, the first romance of his youth
appeared before him like the film of a moving picture. He saw a young, stal-
wart brave, the head of his tribe, taking part in the "Dance of the Gold
Flower." He saw a maiden very shy and very beautiful whom he succeeded
in carrying away to his wigwam. She was the central hgure in all his
thoughts. She kept his wigwam always neat, the fire was always burning
and he had never been troubled by any domestic burdens. His only duty was
to provide the gameg she did the rest. His sons and daughters were now
settled in wigwams of their own, and his squaw showed that she was old and
worn out, a woman without a shred of the Winsome grace and beauty she had
had when he first won her. He could not look at herg he was sick at heart.
He sat and pondered, 'Why am I thinking so?'l and as if in answer to his
thoughts a vision of a young and beautiful maiden from a hostile tribe seemed
to take the place of his own old squaw. In a flash he understood he was tired
of his old companion and wanted a new one, and the new one was the daugh-
ter of the chief of the hostile tribe whom he had seen that day when he was
out for a hunt. I
For him, to desire meant to have. Getting the girl did not bother him,
but what could he do with his old repulsive looking squaw?
All night he sat there, the old woman coming occasionally to replenish
the fire. By morning a plan had formed.
He ate his breakfast in stolid silence. In Arcata, a very young and small
town at the time, he knew of a hall'-breed Indian, who had inherited all the
evils of both races. He was the man the old chief wanted. After obtaining
a sufiicient supply of "fire water," he found his man and unfolded the das-
tardly plan. He promised the young half-breed, after getting him crazy with
drink, what seemed to be fabulous wealth if he would kill the old squaw.
That seemed easy to a mind inliamed with liquor, so he promised to do the
deed and the old chief went out to capture the maiden of his choice.
The young half-breed, still fired by the promise of great wealth, struck
off for the old chief's Wigwam, and on his way met the poor old squaw
struggling under a load of provisions by far too heavy for her poor old body.
Instantly he whipped out his bowie-knife, grabbed her by the hair, and with
one awful stroke nearly severed her head from her body. She fell over a low
fence and was found by the owner of the place three days later. The owner
at once went to town and reported the matter to the authorities and the case
was easily traced to the half-breed, who was overcome with horror, fear and
remorse. He was tried and received a life sentence in the penitentiary where,
a few years later, he died a most horrible death from smallpox. This was the
first Indian that ever served a sentence for a crime in Humboldt.
The old chief did not long enjoy the pleasures of his young love, for the
youth in her craved youthful companions, and in a short time she eloped with
a young brave.
Again the old chief squatted before his wigwam. But the fire was out,
his tepee sacked of all its treasures, and his old heart filled with remorse.
He sat before the cold, dying embers and pondered. There the Great Spirit
found him and took him to the Happy Hunting Grounds.
. ' SUSIE ANDERSON, 'l4.
Sabian iegenbs ann Superstitions
Perhaps the oldest legend of the Hoopa Indians is of the first man whom
they reverence as their father, but do not worship as a god. They say there
were always "plenty women", then the man appeared, and stayed, first at
one ranch and then another, until he visited all the ranches in the valley, after
which he went up into the sky in fire. He now lives in the moon. A woman
and a big snake also dwell in the moon. Sometimes the snake bites the
woman, but never the man, sometimes the man gets angry and whips the
The Indians can tell when this occurs by picking green acorns and
leaving them all night on the roof. If the man has been cruel, under the
nuts there will be red stains caused by the blood from the Wounds of the
About two miles above Hoopa, on Trinity River, is the Sugar Bowl, a
deep valley containing about forty acres. In the valley, near the river, pro-
jecting about two feet out of the ground is a rock four feet long and two and
a half feet wide, which is believed to contain the soul of an Indian who has
power to make rain or stop it. No one knows why this particular rock was
selected, for there are many similar ones near by. In the fall men are sent to
appease this rain god, and after a ceremony lasting two or three days the
rain comes, in the spring the rains are stopped in the same way. In olden
times this was the occasion of a great religious ceremony, participated in by
many men, but now two or three old men represent the tribe. If at any time
an epidemic arises, it is because the rain god is ill, and the medicine men are
sent to doctor the rock. If any one happens to harm the rock by knocking off
the tiniest chip he is sure to die. '
On the Trinity River is a rocky bluff with the profile of a head which the
Indians salute or pray to in passing. They do not pray to any god, but to
nature, for instance, they pray to a rapid place in the river not to drown them,
to the bluff not to fall on them, and to the lightning not to strike them.
The Weitchpec legend of the origin of the skunk is that once upon a
time the earth was so thickly populated that 'it became necessary to change
some of the people into animals, and one man was so obnoxious to his com-
panions that he was given a bad odor and called a skunk, that he migtht
know forever how disagreeable he had been when human.
Once upon a time the eel and the sucker were great gamblers. The
sucker always won until the eel was bankrupt, and had to give its bones to
pay its debts, which is the reason why the eel is boneless and the sucker has
so many bones.
UPPER KLA MATH .
These Indians have a legend of a Hood, which when it subsided left a
man and a woman in a boat at the foot of a hill. They stood up and looked
around them, and being hungry, the man told the woman to gather sticks and
build a fire, while he went fishing. She cooked the fish he had caught and so
the custom was established that the men fish and hunt and the women work.
There is a legend that the Klamath Indians came from the north and
found white people whom they called "Wangas," who taught them to make
fish nets, baskets, and other utensils. After some years the "Wangas" went
north, taking with them all who were half white or more, and all those who
were Indian or half Indian remained. On the high point of the trail over
which they passed are piles of stones placed there by them, which the Indians
still worship, and every one that passes the spot replaces a fallen stone, thus
keeping the monument in good repair.
There is a rock on the Klamath that no woman is allowed to pass in a
boat, the reason no man can tell, except that some great trouble might come
to some one, so the women are landed just before they reach this rock, and
walk past it, then embark again and proceed on their journey.
On the upper Klamath, when the salmon season begins, two Indians are
chosen to catch a salmon, eat part of it, and after making a fire with a big
smoke, ceremoniously burn the rest of it. If any one else should look upon
this he would go blind. The smoke is supposed to bring the salmon up river,
and if they do not come, some person who has the devil in him has driven
them away, and that person must be found and killed.
They believe in a personal devil, but can not tell how he looks. Some-
times he looks like an animal, or like a shadow, or a gust of wind. To illus-
trate: One night at one end of I-Ioopa Valley, an Indian awoke and felt that
the devil was near, so he ran out, as did the rest of the family, and shouted,
"There he goes V' Then across the river at the next ranch the Indians were
awakened, and they ran out, one calling, "I see him." So, zig-zagging back
and forth across the river went the cry, from one end of the valley to the
other. Most of the people had seen him, but no one could describe him.
MAD RIVER INDIANS.
They have a tale of a great Hood, with water everywhere, and a big boat
with men and animals in it left on a mountain in Oregon. '
An old Mad River Indian told a Humboldt explorer that it was "shakey,
shakey" for three days, then the peninsula came up.
From this tribe comes the story that long, long ago there was a rock in
the ocean, off the mouth of Mad River, where they went to gather mussels,
but during the earthquake it disappeared and they always watch the spot,
expecting its reappearance.
Near the 'mouth of Mad River is a lagoon into which once upon a time
a chief plunged to take a bath after leaving the sweat-house, as is their cus-
tom. He never came up, and from that time on, the place was avoided as
haunted. It was never again used by the Indians for bathing, and although
the fish are plentiful there, none will fish in the lake.
CAROLYN TILLEY, '15,
The lone iiehinooh
Oh, giant redwood of our country grand,
VVhose lasting fame throughout this world is known,
For many centuries in peace you've grown,
Long years before the white man reached this strand,
The relic of a forest great you stand,
The fate of all the others we bemoan,
That were hewed down to leave you all alone,
just you remain totell us of this land,
VVhen warriors brave and dusky maidens dwelt
In peace beneath your broad protecting arms,
VVhen graceful deer at your broad base did rest,
VVhile never a fear beneath your shade they felt.
Oh, may the woodsmanls axe ne'er sound alarms,
And this lone tree remaining ne'er molest.
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Oh, beautiful, gigantic redwood trees,
That through the many centuries passed by,
Have reared thy lofty branches toward the sky,
And in majestic beauty caught the breeze!
For ages undisturbed thou stoodst at ease.
But now on barren hills thy monarchs lie
And as a graveyard pain the gazing eye,
Their huge and prostrate forms the red Hames seize,
Their humbled bases there like tombstones rise.
Oh, that thou wert as in primaeval timesg
To-day the ruthless, profane hands of man,
Like ancient ghouls, first feed and then despise.
Can we not stay the hand by law that binds?
Awake, my country, now, and place a ban!
RUTH HOREL, 'l3.
The members of the A. U. H. S. are organized into a Student Body whose
object is to advance and regulate school activities. All have shown a hearty
interest in the meetings and rallies.
The first Friday of every month is devoted to the regular Student Body
meeting, and literary and musical programmes are rendered.
Officers for Fall Term.
President, Laura Myers.
Vice-President, Ruth Horel.
Secretary, Nell Baldwin.
Treasurer, Myrtle Teal.
Athletic Manager, Emmett Mahoney.
Sergeant-at-Arms, Auswild Carroll.
Ofiicers for Spring Term.
President, Chas. Mahoney.
Vice-President, Earl Morrell.
Secretary, Joe Crawford.
Treasurer, Gillis Courtwright.
Athletic Manager, Francis Bull.
Sergeant-at-Arms, Milton Wright.
UPHIPPA DEBATING SOCIETY.
The Uphippas, composed of the Juniors and the Sophomores, have de-
bated many interesting and instructive questions during the past year. The
Society meets the first Tuesday of the month.
PYTHAGOREAN DEBATING SOCIETY.
The Society was organized by the Freshmen and Seniors for the purpose
of gaining a widen knowledge of important topics of the day. The debates
are also held the first Tuesday of every month.
The members of the class of 1913 who during their years in A. U. H. S.
have been enthusiasts in athletics, debates, and other activities, are leaving a
great Senior year behind them.
The Student Body President is always chosen from the Senior class, and
other important offices have been filled by them.
The boys on the Tennis team were Seniors, with the exception of one.
The Senior boys also greatly strengthened the football team. L. B. Graham
was one of the three debaters in the Inter-Scholastic Debate held April 19,
Each Senior proudly wears a gold pin in nugget form with the initials
A. U. H. S.
President, Chas. Mahoney.
Vice-President, Lesley Budd Graham.
Secretary, Nell Baldwin.
Treasurer, Ruth Horel.
The Juniors are a jolly bunch and will make a rousing Senior class. The
class was well represented in athletics this year. Five of the junior girls,
including the captain, were on the Basket-ball team, and the next captain has
been chosen from their number.
Alice Haugh fcaptj and Ceva Sapp have been on the Tennis team for
President, John Barter.
Vice-President, Gertrude Harlan.
Secretary, Eunice Engle.
Treasurer, Susie Anderson.
The Sophomores have contributed more to athletics than any other class.
They are proud to claim the champion athlete, Emmett Mahoney. Six of
their number are on t'he Football team, live Baseball, one Tennis, and two
Basket-ball. The class should be commended for the hearty interest shown
in school activities.
President, Ella Teal.
Vice-President, Carolyn Tilley.
Secretary, Georgie Campbell.
The Freshmen came forward with excellent material for athletics. A1-
though few took part in the events this year, they are constantly training and
will do their share next year. Two of the Freshmen girls played in Basket-
ball. Maude Davis promises to be one of our most eloquent and convincing
debaters in the future. .
President, George Anderson.
Secretary, Maude Davis.
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The fourth play given by the Arcata Union High School was presented
at Excelsior Hall on Tuesday evening, April lst, under the name of "Mr.
Bob." A crowded house saw the curtain rise at 8:30 PJ M., and the bright
two-act comedy met with hearty applause. It was proclaimed by all one of
our best High School productions.
Miss Wilkinson of the faculty and R. M. Wiley acted as coaches, and
through their efforts the play was a success, both financially and socially.
Thanks to the coaches!
Cast of Characters.
Philip Royson, in love with Marion ............ ..... J ohn Barter
Robert Brown, clerk for Benson Sz Benson .... ..... I oe Crawford
Jenkins, Miss Rebecca's Butler ............. ..... M ilton Wright
Rebecca Luke, a maiden lady ............. ..... M iss Ruth Horel
Katherine Rogers, her niece ........ .. .Miss Eunice Engle
Marion Bryant, Katherine's friend .... Miss Ceva Sapp
Patty, Miss Rebecca's maid ............... ........... M iss Ana Averell
Act I.-Jenkins objects to rescuing cats. Patty yearns for the stage.
Philip and the morning's freshness. Thunder falls in the flour barrel. "The
noble spirit of a jenkins objects." Patty gets up protest. Mr. "Bob" appears.
"A perfect bower of pipes and tennis racketsf' Mr. Brown "comes down,"
Philip makes medical examination. Mr. Saunders introduced. A game of
bluff. Jenkins longs to be a Romeo. Philip leaves. "Two black cats in a
bag." "That man is not Mr. Saunders!" "My dear ladies, I came down."
Act II.-Patty rehearses Shakespeare. "I have thee not, yet I see thee
still." Katherine and Marion plot. Mr. Brown has nervous chill. That
mysterious signal-"sh-h-h!" Brown has to eat again. Philip goes on the
warpath. Bob to sail Philip's boat. "Who calls-my lady!" Brown tries to
escape. Cigar smoke makes him ill. "You must propose to Kitty before
the sun goes down." Aunt Becky takes a nap. Brown substitutes papers.
"VVhat, ho, my noble Romeo !" Plans for the cat asylum. An exciting yacht
race, Mr. Bob at the helm. "Cats on the brain." Philip cross as a bear.
"For once, love's eyes are far-seeingf' Mr. "Bob" wins. "I am Mr. Brown
and came down." The missing codicil found. Mr. "Bob,' is unmasked. "The
day I came down." Curtain.
Miss Ruth Horel, as Miss Rebecca Luke, a maiden lady with a fondness
for cats, took her part to perfection.
Miss Eunice Engle, as Kitty Rogers, Miss Luke's niece, appeared for
the first time before an Arcata audience, and made quite a hit.
Miss Ceva Sapp, as Marion Bryant, Kitty's friend, caused a great deal of
trouble as "Mr, Bobf'
Miss Ana Averell, as Patty, Miss Rebeccals stage-struck maid, was just
John Barter, as Philip Royson, carried out the juvenile part with his
usual thoroughness, while Joe Crawford, as Robert Brown, clerk of Benson
81 Benson, created much fun in his mix-up of names.
Milton Wright, CMiss Rebecca's butlerj, was a typical butler, and his
scene with Patty caused much laughter.
The "High School Orchestra" furnished music before the rising of the
curtain. Between acts the "High School Glee Club" favored the audience
with two songs, and just before the curtain went up, a mixed quartette sur-
prised everyone with an exceptionally well rendered selection.
'Crawford's orchestra pealed forth the airs for dancing, and until after
midnight many tripped the light fantastic.
A candy-booth, gay with pennants, was conducted by the Senior girls,
and here a neat sum was cleared for the publication of the "Advance"
"Mr. Bob" was repeated in Blue Lake on Tuesday, April 15th, with
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"Get Acquainted" Party. 1
The first society event of the year was held Friday evening, August 9th,
in the Assembly Hall. It was in the nature of a 'KGet Acquaintedu party for
the bashful little freshies. Dancing furnished amusement for all, after which,
cake and lemonade were served.
On Friday evening, September 6th, the annual Freshmen Reception was
held in Excelsior Hall. The dance was given by the upper classmen, there
being a lew invited guests. Punch was served during the evening. This
event is always looked forward to, as it is enjoyed by all who attend.
Track Meet Dance.
After the annual track meet, October l0th, the Eureka students enter-
tained the visiting teams and friends by a dance at the New Era Casino.
The evening was delightful and every one reports the Eureka students royal
Basket-ball and Football Dance.
On November 16th, the A. U. H. S. students entertained the students of
the Eureka High School with a dance in Excelsior Hall. Punch was served
during the evening. Music was furnished by Morale's Orchestra and every
one reported a good time.
Senior Xmas Tree.
The Seniors had a Christmas tree in the Physics Laboratory December
20, 1912. Each student received a toy and a bag of candy from Santa Claus,
after which the room was cleared and a couple of hours were spent in
Junior Candy Pull.
On the same day the juniors held a candy pull in the -laboratory, after
which they joined the Seniors in dancing.
Tennis Court Dance.
Having had a new floor put on the tennis court, the students decided to
have a dance Friday evening, March 7th. The court was lighted by a large
bonfire in the adjoining field. There were a large number of outsiders pres-
ent. Lemonade was served to the dancers. Seidell's Orchestra furnished
music until midnight, when the crowd disbanded, after having had a fine time.
Dance After Play.
On April lst the students of the A. U. H. S. presented the play "Mn
Bob" at Excelsior Hall. After the play the floor was cleared for dancing.
Both play and dance were thoroughly enjoyed.
Play and Dance at Blue Lake.
On the night of April 15th the play was presented in Blue Lake at the
Blue Lake Opera House. It was well received, as was the dance which fol-
lowed: Crawfordls Orchestra furnished the music.
JQHN BARTER. LESLEY GRAHAM
As the years pass by we begin to look upon debating as one of the
essentials of school life. It is of great benefit to all students in so much as
it gives one the opportunity of learning to speak clearly and correctly and
becoming familiar with the greatest questions of the day and age. In addi-
tion to the development of self-possession and confidence, occasional debates
break the monotony of school work. To this end We have three separate
"The Associated Student Body" meets the last Friday of every month.
Many interesting subjects have been discussed during the past year and the
presence of parents and friends has encouraged the students to greater efforts
in their work.
The Uphippa Debating Society, composed of the Sophomores and
Juniors, holds its meetings once a month. The Pythagorean Society, organ-
ized by the Freshmen and Seniors, also meets once a month.
The Inter-High School debate held annually by the four high schools
of the county took place on the evening of April 19th. The following ques-
tion, "Resolved, That the Philippines should be given their independence with-
in ten years," was debated with Ferndale. Arcata had the affirmative, which
was ably upheld by John Barter, Eunice Engle, and Lesley Graham. The
judges, J. H. Blake of Arcata, Robert Bugbee of Ferndale, and Charles Gar-
rett of Grizzly Bluff, awarded the decision to Arcata.
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-School begins with a large class of poor timid little Freshmen.
-Work is going on in earnest.
-Reception in High School for Freshmen-"Get Acquainted
23-Basket-ball and football practice begin.
10-Examiner from Stanford University visits our school and
causes great excitement.
16-20-"Institute Week." Schedule for games arranged.
27-First Student Body meeting this year.
October 25-Student Body meeting. John Barter elected yell leader.
October 29-Reading of magazines and books prohibited in the Assembly
1-Bad lessons as a result of Hallovve'en.
2-Two basket-ball practice games with Fortunua. Arcata girls
victorious. Scores-A. M., 24-12, P. M., 20-7.
5-Election Day-Roosevelt and Kent elected in High School by
5-Debate, "Resolved that slavery to style is worse than the
tobacco habit." The negative wins.
6-Order in Assembly Hall being strictly kept.
7-Girls ordered to keep wearing apparel off the floor of the
11-Competition--Free admission to High School games played
in Arcata for the one that writes the best song.
16-Basket-ball and football with Eureka. Defeated in first, 21-
15, and victorious in the latter, 7-0. Dance in evening.
18-Hawaiian Glee Club treats our school to some good music.
22--Student Body meeting.
23-Milton Wright called a professional by executive committee.
25-Special Student Body meeting adopts a resolution not to ac-
cept the Vote of the executive committee concerning the
9-Mr. Bow-wow pays the Botany class a visit.
20-Sad news. President Myers deprived of that high position
on day of expiration of term of office.
20-Senior Christmas tree. Everybody happy. Dance in com-
December Z0-Junior candy pull in Lab. Spicy odors ascend heavenward.
january 10-Work againg first day of school-one new Freshman.
january 13-New Sophomore to-day. What do you know about it?
january 14-15-Senior girls getting too independent.
February 5--Eureka's representatives over to discuss protested football
February 13-Work on tennis court begins.
February 22-Half-holiday for Wasl1ington's Birthday. Music and recita-
tions in school part of P. M. Our baseball team plays ball
with Arcata League team and wins.
6--A new bench for girls' basement, which has long been needed.
25-A candy booth for the evening of the play.
1-The play, "Mr, Bobf' was presented at Excelsior Hall before a
large and appreciative audience.
3-Ferndale wishes to formulate its own rules for debating.
5-Tennis and debating postponed because of stormy weather.
14-Tennis team minus a player-Ross to the rescue.
15-Rumored missing player parries parotitis. "Mr, Boby' is seen at
17-Ferndale notifies athletic manager that it will not debate unless
RULES it has devised are given precedence over those of
the High School Athletic and Debating League of Hum-
l9-Tennis and debating teams journey to Ferndale and both return
March 5-Work on tennis court completed.
March 7-Dance on tennis court.
March 10-First rehearsal of play.
March 14-Easter vacation.
March 17-Still rehearsing.
April 26-Baseball with Fortuna. Arcata wins, 3-1.
29-junior class entertain the Seniors at a masquerade ball.
3-Arcata wins tennis tournament from Eureka, but loses the debate.
8-Grace Bloemer entertains the faculty and members of the Senior
9-University of California Glee Club give concert.
15-Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barter and daughter VVinifred entertain
faculty and Seniors. A
20-Progressive dinner for Seniors is being held to-night.
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"Oh wad the power the giftie gie us
To see oursel's as ithers see us."
Once more the time for reviewing High School publications has rolled
round, and the exchange editor finds he has on his hands a task by no means
small. It is a comparatively easy matter to read other annuals, and to ap-
prove or disapprove of them in one's own mind, but when it comes to putting
conclusions down in black and white, the matter resolves itself into some-
thing quite diflicult. It is a case of give and take, however, and the editor
hopes his suggestions will be accepted in the spirit offered, that all adverse
criticism will not be misunderstood. It is true that the truth sometimes
hurts-but Emerson says, "Know thyself," and how better know oneself
than by the reflection of someone else's thought. To know one's faults is to
guard against further mistakes. The editor realizes he is not infallible, but
"if the shoe fits, put it on" and profit by it. So, "I-Iere's to you," Exchanges.
In general I would criticise the use of "rice-paper" and the placing of
advertisements on the covers. It might be suggested that a front page be
devoted to the "In memoriamf'
"Redwood Chips," Del Norte, Cal-I would approve your annual if you
would put your photographs in their respective departments, instead of in-
discriminately scattering them through the stories.
"The Search Light,', San Rafael, Cal.-Your book is one of our best. No
"The Reviewf' Santa Maria, Cal.-Your stories are exceptionally well
written. Improve your art.
"The Enterprisef' Petaluma, Cal.-Your joshes are very interesting.
Aside from general criticisms your paper is excellent.
"Green and Gold," Tuolumne, Cal.--You have no cuts. Different colored
paper would be an improvement.
"The Cogswell," San Francisco, Cal.-"Menzer,s Revenge," in the Sep-
tember number, is a remarkable story. A few cuts would greatly add to your
"The Review," Sacramento, Cal.-The Freshman number shows work.
We hope to hear from you again.
"Tomahawk," Ferndale, Cal.-Your book is neatly arranged. Keep on
with your art, for it makes your book attractive.
"Sequoia," Eureka, Cal.-Congratulations on your neat cover design.
You are deficient in art. Aside from this your book is excellent.
"The Totem," Juneau, Alaska.-Your book is attractive and instructive.
Why not have separate departments for your material. We hope to hear
from you again.
"VVilmerding Life,', San Francisco, Cal.-Your December number is ex-
cellent for a quarterly. You startle us with your pretty cover design, but why
spoil it with Mads."
"The Chanticleer," Dixon, Cal.-Your book is well arranged and attract-
ive. Give a new story a new page.
"The Analy," Sebastopol, Cal.-Why not put your "Class Advisor" with
the rest of the faculty and not with the seniors. Your exchange is very good.
"Naponee," Napa, Cal.-Your cover design is well gotten up. A few
more cuts would add greatly to your paper. Your stories are humorous.
"The Gondolierf' Vol I, Venice Polytechnic High School. Your book
is remarkable for its quality. I suggest, however, that you put the faculty
pictures at the front. g
Vol. II Cof the samej.-Volume II does not contain as good material as
Volume I. It is incomplete in almost every department.
"Searchlight," San Rafael, Cal.-iYour Christmas number is excellent.
We have no criticism to offer.
"Polytechnic," San Francisco, Cal.-Where did you come from? We had
to look in the advertisements to find you. Put all stories in the Literary
Department. The "Language Department" is an addition to your book.
"Far Darter," St. Helena, Cal.-Do not run jokes together, but keep them
separate, for it is hard to follow them. Your cover design is not very artistic
but as a whole your paper is interesting.
"The Megaphone," Fortuna, Cal.-Put the names of the Editorial Staff
under their photographs or at the bottom of the page. We had to look
through the book to find who they were. The prize story "Isabelle" is ex-
cellent and carries a good moral.
We have received with thanks the following: "The Enterprise, Decem-
ber, 1912, Petaluma, Cal., "The Skirmisher," St. Matthew's School, Bur-
lingame, Cal., "The Wild Catf' Los Gatos, Cal.
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CLASS OF 1897.
Harry Emerson-Superintendent of Jetty work, Eureka, Cal.
Mrs. Dorais Cnee Clara Hannaj-Eureka, Cal.
Mrs. Sam Lytle Qnee Bessie Lordj-Hay Fork, Cal.
Jessie Bohall-Nogales, Arizona.
Patrick Brogan-Korbel, Cal.
Alex. Todd-Furniture store, Arcata, Cal.
Chas. Orman-Palo Alto, Cal.
CLASS OF 1898.
Frank Tripp--Auburn, Cal.
Ben Lord-Eureka, Cal.
CLASS OF 1899.
Frank Stern-Eureka, Cal.
Virginia Todd-Arcata, Cal.
Mrs. Forsythe Cnee Katherine Campbellj-Scotia. Cal.
Wm. Yocom-Berkeley, Cal.
CLASS OF 1901.
Chas. Mooney-Physician, Blue Lake, Cal.
Mary H. Campbell-Deceased.
Joe Mooney-San Francisco, Cal.
Edgar Stern-Eureka, Cal.
CLASS OF 1902.
Marthe Chevret-Teacher in High School. Berkeley, Cal.
Mrs. C. Connick Cnee Gertrude Cooperj-Eureka, Cal.
Edward Lord-Berkeley, Cal.
Archibald Mooney-Los Angeles, Cal.
Mrs. J. Dinsmore Knee Martha Andersonj-Bridgeville, Cal.
Ola Putman-Teacher, Eureka, Cal.
Mrs. John Hefferman Qnee Berta Meyersj-Portland, Oregon
CLASS OF 1903.
Fred C. Newman-Dyerville, Cal.
Edwin C. Barnes-Deceased.
Andrew H. Christiansin-CPD
john G. Newman-Mendocino, Cal.
Seven ty- two
CLASS OF 1904.
Mrs. Chester Hunn Knee Jessie McCormackJ-Honolulu.
Clarence H. Newman-Farmer, Dyerville, Cal.
Mrs. H. Minor Knee Mary Kjerj-Long Beach, Cal.
Linda G. Campbell-Teacher, Janes Creek.
Mrs. C. Peterson Knee Olga Shermanj-Arcata, Cal.
Helen P. Morrison-Teacher, Arcata, Cal.
CLASS OF 1905.
Mrs. Leo Seidell Knee Grace Campbellj-Lake Prairie, Cal.
Mrs. VVm. Glover Knee Jessie Dodgej-Eureka, Cal.
James A. Hadley-Physician, Arcata, Cal.
Mrs. Fountain Knee May Stockj-Blue Lake, Cal.
Elizabeth Olsen-Teacher, F ieldbrook, Cal.
Mrs. M. D. Campbell Knee Georgia Spaldingj-Portland, Oregon.
CLASS OF 1906.
Rush Dolson-Oakland, Cal.
Mrs. T. Peterson Knee Mary McMillanJ-Eureka, Cal.
Antone Houda-Sacramento, Cal.
CLASS OF 1907.
Charles Kasch-Lawyer, Berkeley.
Daphne Parton-Student at U. C.
Mrs. Stauer Knee Margaret Haughj--Alliance, Cal.
Emily Nixon-Assistant in the Primary Training Sch
Eva Houda-Student at U. C.
Alphild Kallstrom-Luifenholtz, Cal.
Granville VVood-Student, Stanford University, Cal.
Clara McCreery--Teacher, Arcata, Cal.
Mrs. Joe Webster Knee Loleta Chalfeyj-Requa, Cal.
CLASS OF 1908.
Dora Garcelon-Colusa, Cal.
Pearl Graham-Teacher, San Francisco, Cal.
Mary Bull-Arcata, Cal.
Harry Moore-Eureka Foundry, Eureka, Cal.
Earl M. Simms-Farmer near Modesto, Cal.
CLASS OF 1909.
Anna Sweet-Teacher, Janes Creek, Cal.
Marie Vaissade-Student, University of California.
Juanita Durdan-Postoffice, Arcata, Cal.
Emily Power-Teacher, Blue Lake, Cal.
ool, San Jose, Cal.
CLASS OF 1910.
Mrs. R. Dolson fnee Atlant Robertsj-Berkeley, Cal.
Pearl Garcelon-Student U. C.
Everett Quear-Bookkeeper for foundry, Eureka, Cal.
Zelia Vaissade-Student U. C.
Mrs. C. Ensign Cnee Lettie Dunhamj-Arcata, Cal.
Yetta Bull-Student Mills College.
Lydia Blake-Reporter for "Humboldt Times," Arcata, Cal.
Ernest Sweet-Employed at Humboldt Cooperage Co., Arcala, Val
CLASS OF 1911.
Ruth Kimball-Employed at Brizard Store, Arcata, Cal.
Zella Graham-Student at San jose Normal.
Mrs. L. Smith Cnee Verna Hansonj-Korbel, Cal.
Ben Vaissade--Attending Eureka Business College.
Eleanor Dodge-Student at Mills College.
Winifred Barter-Attending Eureka Business College.
Clara Mahoney-Teacher, Maple Creek, Cal.
CLASS OF 1912.
May Seely-Attending Eureka Business College.
'James Anderson-Enrolled at U. C.
Leslie Cragen-Employed at Bullwinkle, Cal.
Gwendolen Gaynor-Student U. C.
Eva Quear-Attending Kildale's Preparatory School, Eureka, Cal. y
james Baldwin-Employed at Brizard's Store, Blue Lake, Cal.
Alice Myers-Attending San jose Normal.
Jennie Matthews-Enrolled at San jose Normal.
Dulcie Greenwood-Attending Kildale's Preparatory School, Eureka, Cal
Mildred Graham-At home in Arcata.
John McKenzie-Attending Eureka Business College.
Sutro Frost-Employed at Humboldt Cooperage Company, Arcata, Cal
Margaret Graham-Enrolled at San Jose Normal.
Elmer McKenzie-Attending Eureka Business College.
Will Carrol-Employed at Newberg.
Vera Morrell--Enrolled at San jose Normal.
Sarah Graham-Attending San Jose Normal.
Mae Denny-Attending Eureka Business College, Eureka, Cal.
Minnie Boyd-Attending Kildale's Preparatory School, Eureka, Cal.
Mary Foster-Enrolled at Arts and Crafts School, Berkeley, Cal.
Ernest Stock-Attending Eureka Business College.
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Arcata entered no track team at the annual field meet this year. The
Arcata boys took no interest in this event and did but little training for it.
The meet was held in Eureka on Qctober l9th. Eureka came out victorious.
Ferndale second, and Fortuna Third.
Football practice started early in the season with but three players left
from the former champions. These went to the back-field, and our line was
composed of new players entirely. All practiced faithfully and formed a solid
defense against their opponents. As the backs were light, a good many trick
plays were used to advantage in the games.
ARCATA VS. EUREKA. '
The first football game was played against the Eureka High School
eleven at Arcata on November 16th. Eureka was easily defeated by a score
of 7 to 0. Arcata made the touchdown in the first five minutes of play. The
score was prevented from being larger, only because our team too often paid
the penalty for off-side plays at critical moments in the game. Eureka was
able to advance the ball but little against our defense, and never succeeded in
getting closer to our goal-posts than the forty yard-line. .
The line-up of the teams was as follows:
VV. Peters. . . ..... C. . . ..... .Roberts
C. Carlson ..... ..... R . G. .... Langford
T. VVright ..... ..... L . G. . . . ...... .Lane
E. Morrell ..... ..... R . T. . . . .... Connick
W. Carlson .... ..... L . T. . . . .... Acorn
A. Carrol .... ........Melendy
V.Hunt ................, .........LeBeau
M. Wright ................ .... . . ..Sevier CCaptainj
C. Mahoney QCaptainj .... L. H. . . . . ......... Wright
E. Mahoney ............... F. .... .......... S hields
G. Anderson ............. R. H. ................... Quinn
On the following Saturday a meeting of the Executive Committee was
held in Eureka and one of our veterans, Milton Wright, was ruled out of
athletics on a sham charge of professionalism. As the President of the League
did not call the meeting, Arcata refused to recognize this action. Ferndale
refused our offer to play them with our regular team at that place' and the
championship was left undecided.
Although the girls did not win the championship in basket-ball this year
they succeeded in developing one of the fastest teams the school has ever
had. The girls were coached by Miss Asher and if they did not bring victory
to the school, it was certainly not due to lack of practice. Two practice games
were played with Fortuna, and in both the Arcata girls were victorious.
ARCATA VS. EUREKA.
The preliminary basket-ball game was palyed at Arcata, against the
Eureka team on November 16th. The Eureka girls started the game with a
rush and in the first half our team did not make use of the team-work it had
shown in previous games. At the end of the First half the score stood 14 to 3
in Eureka's favor.
In the second half, however, Arcata went in to win, and patronized the
Eureka goal more than she did at the beginning. Eureka's lead was too great
to overcome, however, and the whistle blew with Arcata still behind in a
score of 19 to 14.
The teams were composed of the following players:
La Verne Preston.
Eiiie Acorn CCaptainj
The baseball schedule for this season has been made as follows:
April 26th-Arcata vs. Fortuna, at Arcata.
May 3rd-Arcata vs. Eureka, at Eureka.
,May 10th-Arcata vs. Ferndale, at Arcata.
That Arcata. High has a strong aggregation of ball-players this year has been
proved in the numerous practice games played early in the season. Out of six
practice games, so far, they have been defeated but once. Both the infield
and the outfield have shown up fast, and are supported by the same old
The first game of baseball was played at Arcata on April 26th, between
Arcata and Fortuna. The game was closely contested to the last, but the
Arcata team came out victorious by a score of three to one.
Two more games are yet to be played, one with Ferndale and one with
Eureka, before the championship can be decided.
Captain Milton Wright picked the following players for his team:
Loftus Gray CC.j Gillis Courtright C3 BQ
Chester Carlson CPJ Ross Sutherland CS. SJ
Charles Mahoney Q1 BQ Chester Morrell QL.
Emmett Mahoney C2 BJ Joe Crawford QC. FQ
Walter Carlson CR. FQ
Substitutes-Thomas Leavey and Theodore W'estdin.
Practice for the tennis tournament was delayed until rather late this
year on account of the repairing of the tennis-court. Gnly three veterans
from last yearls champions were out this year. The team, however, made
good use of the short time they had for practice, and again hold the
ARCATA VS. FERNDALE.
The first meet was held at Ferndale on April 19th. This was won by
the Arcata team, which took the necessary three out of five events.
' The first event, girl's singles, was played in the morning, Ruth Horel
defeating Harriet Gries after a hard-fought contest. The score was 8-6, 6-4.
In the afternoon, Alice Haugh and Laura Myers defeated Abbie Cruick-
shank and Ida Noble, in girls' doubles, by a score of 7-5, 6-4.
In mixed doubles, Leland Nielsen and Cecil Haywood of Ferndale de-
feated Gillis Courtright and Ceva Sapp by a score of 6-2, 6-4.
In boys' doubles, Robert Damon and Reese Cruickshank of Ferndale
defeated Loftus Gray and Charles Mahoney by a score of 7-5, 6-4.
As each team now had two events to its credit, the victory in the tour-
nament depended upon the winner of boys, singles. Our regular player in
singles was sick at this time, so his place was taken by Ross Sutherland.
With only a few days' practice, he went into the contest, and after a plucky
fight, defeated Chester Johnson, Ferndale's crack player, by a score of 6-2,
2-6, 6-2, thus giving Arcata the victory.
ARCATA VS. EUREKA. I
As the Eureka tennis team defeated Fortuna, Arcata and Eureka played
for the league championship on May 3rd. Arcata took every event and with
them the championship. 'For the first time in the history of the league in
this county a team has taken every event from its opponents.
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Quinn and Francis Hamilton by a score of 6-1, 6-2.
Laura Myers and Alice Haugh won girls, doubles from Esther Merkey
and Verna Merkey by a score of 6-4, 6-2.
In mixed doubles, Gillis.Courtright and Ceva Sapp won from Howard
Libby and Margaret Hottinger by a score of 11-9, 6-2.
. 1Ross Sutherland defeated George Smith with a score of 8-6, 6-2, in boys'
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CHARLES MAIIONIEY AND I..Xl'RA MYERS Msn
LOFTUS GRAY. .XLICE IIAUGII QCAPTJ
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And a hobble
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The Trials of a Business
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I went up eleven Higi
' to the topmost Hoor,
T111 I came
'T was after "ads" I went, you know,
use I needed a t
' his office sat,
The boss who in .
" dsv did nothing know,
t'The secretary, go and see,
Down to the floor below."
But when I went to see him,
" I ou knowg
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n ry look replied,
He with an a g
"The manager is below.
I went to see the manager,
But of course he wasnt ing
r below "
UGO down unto the Hoo ,
said with a grin.
The office boy
gradually kept going
Until I came to the cellar,
"Go down upon the Hoof below,
And get your 'ads' from that fellerf'
Now when I to the cellar came,
And they said "To the Hoor below,',
It readily dawned upon me,
VVhere they meant for me to go.
'hat are "Vespers',?
' Master and his Cl1SClPlCS
VVhere did the
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the tribute to Qaes
get their money to pay
ham-From the collectlon box.
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My sister's on one side.
La Verne-Yes, and Hildegarde's got
the mumps on the other side.
Once during an "ex,'l
Her writing she checks
To give her "pony" some airg
Her teacher comes by,
The beast catches his eye,
And the maid is left in despair.
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth I knew not where,
Until a neighbor raised a row,
Because I shot his jersey cow.
Mr. NVright shows his patriotism in
U. S. History by marking the Hex!! papers
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As you gaze at the lad
In his pretty blouse suit,
You'll agree that he's right
When he lisps "Aint I cute?'
in red, white, and blue.
A Tongue Twister.
Ida D.-Wait till I ash Miss Asker.
Carolyn Ctalking to a bunch of girlsb-She had her wizard tooth pulled
Teacher fshaking a Freshmanj-Satan must have hold of you.
Freshman-I guess he has too.-Exchange.
Miss Lenhart fin Ancient Historyj-Now, class, who was the head of the
Marie B. Qseeing Mr. M. in the streetj.-The
Nell Cto Rossj-If you were as smart as I am
you wouldn't be here.
Ross-No, I'd be in Napa.
Ella says of all the poets 'Miltonl' is the best.
Marguerite fin English IV, reading from Popeis
"Rape of the Lock"-"While Anna begged and Dido
ragged Cragedj in vain."
Susie Cin Englishj-Marconi was an Italian,
but his mother was an Irishman.
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Throughout the length or days,
But in life as in tennis, -
'Tis singles she plays. questlon-
Miss Asher-Before I became a teacher I had to
go all alone into a room where all the professors
were sitting around a table waiting to pop the
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daysl' Cin High Schoolj.
A light-haired girl,
Of build quite stout,
To the tennis-court went
To skate aboutg
That law so strong,
Did pull her down
,Ere very long.
On her head
She did alight,
And then her feelings
Were not quite right.
Now the skin of her head
Was very tight,
For a bump was growing there.
She rose to her feet
From her icy seat,
And to heaven she raised a prayer.
And "Never againf'
Was what she said,
For the bump did pain her sair.
Mr. Wright-If you were in France and wished to get married, what
would be the first thing to do?
Marguerite-Get a license.
Mr. Seely ftaking basket-ball picturesj-Hadn't you better remove your
Susie-Gosh, nog I'd look like a peeled onion.
Mr. Seely Cquicklyj-Leave them on, then.
"Ye girls of this great High School,"
Said our teacher in low tones,
"If you want the boys to play
Invite them to your homesf
He glanced at young Ross Sutherland
With a smile serene and high,
'iYoung man just mind your own affairs,
VVhen the girls are passing by."
Then young Aus. Carroll titteredg
He, too, was in disgraceg
just recently he had his arms
About a lassie's waist.
If this continues I shall pass
A very stringent rule,
That those so caught indulging
Stay one hour after school."
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whole business. Den Roselle vill mar
me Ven I is Principal."
fApologies to Kiplingj
A fool there was and he lost his hair,
QEven as you and Ij 5
Some called him the man who did not care,
We called him the boob with the dome so bane,
CFor now, like heaven, there's no parting therej
Even as you and I.
Ch, the years held waste and the tears he'd waste,
And the work of his head and hand,
Why his hair would die, he didn't know why,
fAnd now We know he never knew whyj
And never could understand.
Oh, the time he spent and the coin he spent,
For to rescue his locks was his sole intent,
But the tonics he used weren't worth a cent,
So his hair just went and went and went,
QFor a hair must follow its natural bentj,
Even as you and I.
The fool was stripped to his foolish hide,
So he bought a toupee to cover his pride,
And to save his hair he tried and tried,
But two of them lived and three of them died,
Even as you and I.
Hoc Est Non Optimum.
Come, all ye "studes" and bring with thee,
English and French and Geometry,
Bring to your class room your paper and pen,
And also a "pony," for its always a friend,
When called to recite on a thing you don't know,
Don't sit there and stare and think of your "beau",
just get up and talk, so long as you try,
If you can't tell the truth, then falsify,
For there're many strange things that happen nowdays,
Of different descriptions and various ways,
As it's hard to believe everything that we hear
It may seem the truth to your teachers dear,
So now, my dear classmates, please take my advice
And before you say "Don't know," kindly think twice.
There's something on my breast, Susie,
There's something on -my heart,
It's not that Latin's hard, Susie,
It's not that we must part.
I have not failed in Geometry,
But there's something on my breast,
It's that awful sandwich
I ate and can't digest.
E i ghty-five
FIRST NATIO AL BA K
Organized March 29th, 1913 Capital, 550,000
Isaac Minor Frank Graham Peter Johansen
Thad. A. Smith A. N. Hunt
Isaac Minor, President
Peter Johansen, Vice-President J. C. Toal, Cashier
XVil1 be open for business and
HEQUIPPED FOR SERVICEU
upon the completion of modern reinforced concrete building.
Interest on Deposits Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent
Ladies' Rest Room
Location, Cor. H. and 10th Streets
THE BA K OF RCATA
Capital .,.................... .... S 100,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits .... . . . S134,000.00
Thomas Bair ..... ..... P resident
Xlfesley W. Stone .... . . .Vice-President
F. H. Tooby ...... ............ C ashier
C. B. Stone ..,. .... i Assistant Cashier
A " PUT OFF"
Unpleasant consequences usually follow a put off. Cf course, you
intend to start a bank account with us in the near future. VVhy put
off until to-morrow that which you can just as easily do to-day. We
not only accept your deposits, keep your money safely and render you
every possible accommodation that the best books in the country can
renders, but we will take care of your valuable papers and give you our
assistance in your business transactions free of charge. Our methods
are thorough and conservative, our resources abundant, and our sta-
bility and trustworthiness beyond question. NVe will look carefully
after your banking interests and treat you with every courtesy and
consideration. Why be a "PUT OFF." Call to-day and let us start
you on the road to prosperity. Let that money that is now in your
pocket earn you some interest to-night.
ARCATA sy VINGS BAN
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SAN FRANCISCO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
A WESTERN COMPANY FOR WESTERNERS
KEEP YOUR MONEY AT HOME
Our policies include
HEALTH, ACCIDENT, OLD AGE and DEATH BENEFITS
The most progressive company in America
For Rates and Literature, address
SAM BARNES, District Manager FRANK E. MORRELL
Phone 1173, ARCATA ARCATA, Phone 434
J. "The I-Iome Furnisherv
Display space in store doubled since last year
"TO SATISFY CUSTOMERS IS OUR CONSTANT ENDEAVORW
The Latest The Newest The Best
"Is Bliggins a man of his word P"
"Only when he gets to singing 'I won't go home till norningf "-XYash-
THE BLAKE INDEPENDENT
HASN'T BEEN WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH YET
"STILL IN THE SWIM."
ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES E. H. Knutz
"THE SUN'S ONLY R1vAL"
no -I h S
Lf if "I'm The Guy
Phone 1273 ARCATA, CAL.
M At the
Eureka Business College
you will find everything
PRACTIC.-XI., INDIVIDUAL, PROGRESSIVE
the only Actual Business Method, just as you will get in the Business
Your choice: Pitman Shorthand, Gregg Shorthand
Touch Typewriting I Plain Rapid Business Penmanship
Day and Evening Classesg Enter at any time
"Learn to Do by Doing"
Write us if you cannot call
EUREKA BUSINESS COLLEGE
212 E STREET, EUREKA
Phone 602 C. J. CRADDOCK, Prin.
How did your patient turn out?"
"MiserabIy. We got every cent of his money before We had a chance
C. H. WRIGHT
209 F STREET EUREKA, CALIF.
C. O. LINCOLN CO.
WHATMAN'S DRAWING PAPERS
"T" SQUARES, TRIANGLES and CURVES
HARDTMUTH PENCILS and ERASERS
RAWING SETS and ARCHITECTURAL SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS
226-230 F STREET EUREKA, CAL.
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Political Boss-Wlant a job, eh? Are you one of the men
Applicant-I'm three av thim!-New York Globe.
that voted for
Play Ball Zflh Cork Center Ball
The ball the big leagues use and the Official Ball of the
World Series games. Adopted by the National League
for twenty years more.
Try a Spalding Cork Center Ball in the next game you
play and be up-to-date. It plays evenly right through the
game. It feels good to handle. lt is lively and keeps the
players alert. It makes the most interesting game for the
Send for samples of materials for Baseball Uniforms,
free on request. We outnt all National and American
League teams. Copy of Spalding Catalogue sent on re-
quest to any address.
A. G. SPALDING 8x BROS.
158 GEARY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO
AND ALL DEALERS
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She-Do you think an investigating committee could discover any other
THE XVHITE CITY'S MOST POPULAR STORE
Retailers in high-grade commodities
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, MEN'S FURNISHINGS, SHOES
HARDWARE, PAINTS, FEEDS AND SEEDS
SEELY 8n TITLOW CO.
. . GILLIS
HIGH SCHOOL BOOKS and SPORTING GOODS
A. G. Spaulding 8: Bros. Full Line
"XYho painted Subbub's house?"
"He told me the name of the concern. I think he said it was done by
z and Startzf'-Boston Transcript.
THE PIONEER BANKS OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY
The Humboldtd County Bank
Home Savings Bank
E. A. Leach, President
George VV. Cousins, Vice-President
Harry P. Vance, Vice-President
G. Y. Henderson, Vice-President
H. XY. Leach, Cashier
Merton Belcher, Assistant Cashier
E. N. Fokes, Assistant Cashier
INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS-YOUR BUSINESS INVITED
A l N
G RWE TS RCITI' HOUSEHOLD
SHOES any 60005 NEEDS
The Store Where Shopping Safely is Assured
You are invited to test our claim as "ARCATAlS" foremost specialist in de-
pendable and correct merchandise-for quality, for style distinction, for square
dealing, for satisfactory pricing!-for satisfaction in every Way.
A child can trade here as well as the shrewdest shopper of them all.
B. A. Houda, Proprietor and Manager
ANIERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
First-Class Meals and Rooms Prices Reasonable
SAMPLE ROOMS FOR COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS
Free Bus to all Trains First-Class Billiard Parlor
Phone Main 231 ARCATA, CALIF.
"Briggs says borrowing is a diseasef'
"XVell, anybody who would try to borrow from llriggs must be in the
last stages.'QCleveland Plain Dealer.
Finest Imported and Domestic Suitings
VVork Done Promptly and Satisfactorily
SOUTH SIDE OF PLAZA ARCATA, CALIFORNIA
PIERCE PIANO HOUSE
New Location, Corner 3d and G Streets, Eureka
POOl,Eg HALLET 81 DAVIS
And other high-grade pianos
The latest in Columbia Grafonola's and records Pianos for rent
Averell 8: Greenwald
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Columbia Grafonola's and Records Musical Instruments
Skinner-Duprey Drug Company
THE PLACE TO BUY YOUR DRUGS
Chemicals or Advertised Patent Medicines
School Books and School Supplies
A Full Line of Dike's Family Remedies
Dr. David Roberts' Veterinary Remedies and Conkey's Poultry Remedies
Agents for Pacific Coast Steamship Co. and VVells-Fargo Express Co.
everything she needs to make her happy.
She-But it's the things she does not need that a woman needs to make
er happy.-Rochester Times.
'J ir J You cannot MEASURE the satisfac-
' 7 tion there. is in a glass of our SODA by
S Q M l' I, just listening to a description. You must
Q E fn i n ,fb f, taste the soda itself to know how de-
' Ml wi! 5,1 g if licious and satisfying it is.
S Q- x f 3 F li, Try a glass to-day, and you will regret
' K ll fl KR that you had not done so before.
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FIFTH and C STREETS, EUREKA, CAL.
J. F. GILL, Proprietor
A Style for You-Individually
Different from that worn by any one else. Unlike any other
on the street--a style that is distinctively your own-that is
what you get when you make your purchase at this splendid
Fashion store. You are always welcome here. Come often
K J. F. HINK 8: SON S
EUREKA PHONOGRAPH COMPANY
430-432 F STREET, EUREKA, CAL.
Pianos, Phonographs, Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Accordions, etc.
Strings for all Instruments
The Century Edition and Everything Else in
Sheet Music and Methods
Phonographs repaired at reasonable rates
"The man who runs that store has got the right idea, all right."
"How so ?"
"He advertises: 'Bagpipes and musical instruments' "
The Bank of Eureka
Commercial Banking Modern Methods
Capital, Surplus and Prohts ------ 333641300
The Savings Bank of Humboldt County
Capital, Reserve and Fronts ----- EE200,000
Interest paid on Savings Accounts
CORNER E AND THIRD STREETS, EUREKA, CAL.
VVC are daily adding new names to our already long list of depositors. There
is a good reason for thisg it is this: They have found that the road to wealth
is by the way of the bank account, and that we, by our uniformity, conservative
methods, our courteous treatment of our customers, our steady increase in
strength, have proven that this is the place to open that account.
Our service is yours to command
ALL BUSINESS VVITI-I US CONFIDENTIAL
ARCATA PASTI E THEATRE
Where You Get Full Value for Both Sides of Your Dime
L. VVAITE, Manager
C. C. C AWFORD
Star Triumph Ranges Star Windmills
Three Star Milk Cans fGuaranteedJ
Harness Repair Department
Cor. NINTH and I STREETS ARCATA, CAL.
"I don't want my boy to be fast when he grows up. VVhat sort of train
should I give him?"
"lVhy not make him a messenger boy P"-Baltimore American.
Arcata 81 Mad River R. R. Compan
PASSENGER TRAIN SCHEDULE. EFFECTIVE NOV. 9, 1912
Toward Arcata Ulead Downy From Arcnta lRead Upj
No.9 No.1 N0.5INO.3 NO,1 :No 2 no4INo.sINo.s.No.10
Saiunlay Sunday Sunday Daily Ex Daily Ex 0 N S Daily Exillaily ExI Sunday I Sunday Isaiuniay
Only Only Unly Sunday Sunday Sunriayq Sumiay I Only Only 0l:lyA
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6:HlI 2:25I 7:15 I 2:20I 7:10 II ....... Korbel ....... II10:52g 4:22 I10:47 4:17 8:17
: : : I ' ' II ..... illlverslde ..... : I : : I : :
6:41I 2:3lI 7:21I 2:3lI 7:21II ..... Blue Lake ..... 10:42 4:12 10:37 4:07 8:07
6:47 2:37 7:27 2 37 I 7:27 ...... Glendale ...... 10:30 4:00 10:30 4:00 8:00
6:55 2:45 7:35 2:45 7:35 I . . . WVnrren Creek . . . 10:22 3:52 10:22 3:52 7:52
: I : 1 : I . II .... iJanes Creek 1 : : : :
7:06I 2:56 7:46I 2:56I 7:46 II ..,... Alliance ...... 10:11 3:41 10:11 3:41 7:41
7:12 I 3:02 7:52 I 3:02 I 7:52 . . Al'c:lttl110th Sf, . . 10:05 3:35 10:05 3:35 7:35
7:l7I 3:07 7:57I 3:07 7:57 II ....... Arcata ....... 9:55 3:30 9:55 3:30 7:30
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Trains connect at Arcata with N. W. P. trains to or from Eureka.
.Excursion round-trip tickets will be sold as follows: Going toward Arcata,
on Saturdays, good to return the same day or the day following, also on Sundays,
good only on date sold. Going toward Korbel, on Saturdays and Sundays, good to
return until and on the Monday following date of sale.
This schedule is subject to change without previous notice.
H. W, JACKSON, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Mgr.
CYPRESS v GRGVE' DAIRY
TUBERCULIN TESTED COWS SANITARY EQUIPMENT
PURE, RICH MILK AND CREAM
delivered to any part of the town, day or night
Telephone 751 ARCATA, CALIFORNIA
Corner 13th and G Streets, Arcata, California
A First-Class Modern Hospital for the treatment of
MEDICAL, SURGICAL and OBSTETRICAL CASES
"X" RAY EQUIPMENT
Surgeon and Physician in Charge.
DR. G. W. MCKINNON Telephone 911
"No smoker, no diner, no sleeper, no nothing. VVhat kind of a train
this, anyway F"
'fThis is the accommodation."-judge.
The Commercial Department of the Arcata Union High School
is equipped exclusively with
Durability K R Speed
and are giving the greatest satisfaction
Yours for only 17c a day
FIRE INSURANCE SMITH, Local Agent EUREKA, CAL.
Buys a lot in
ALTA PUNTA TERRACE, RICHMOND
For sale by the "Success Starter,"
GEORGE E, DUKE
Cleaners and Hatters
417 G STREET, EUREKA .
Auto visits Arcata Tuesdays and Fridays and calls any place in town. Tele-
phone or leave packages at Keltne-r's Barber Shop or Union office.
Let us clean all your clothes during vacation.
Cleaning suits for both men and women our specialty.
N. E. YOCUM, Driver.
Are You Married?
We are not poking our nose into your family affairs-but-are you married
to the idea of wearing better clothes for the same price you've been paying
for t'other kind?
lf SO, see H. A. SORENSON
Local dealer, Ed. V. Price 8: Co., Merchant Tailors, Chicago.
Leave Your Measure and See the Difference
"So you claim to be a literary man, eh ?" "Yes, sirg I wrote that book
'A Dozen Vklays to Make a Livingf " "And yet you are begging!" "Yes
sir: that's one of the waysf'-Houston Post.
"If it is from KLEIN ,S-it is correct"
Exclusive and Unusually Pretty Summer Styles
and at Moderate Prices
TAILCR SUITS, COATS, MILLINERY, DRESSES,
VVAISTS AND NECKWEAR, ETC.
Cor. 3d and Third Streets EUREKA, CAL.
ARRANGED AT HOME
CGMMERCIAL AGENT, SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO.
EUREKA, CAL. Phones 304-315 I
Are more than good photographs-they are
true portraits, bringing out all thatls best
in character and individuality
LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE
We make a specialty of Wearables for high school girls
NOBBY SUITS, SMART COATS and DRESSES
now shown in the cloak department in young girls' and misses' sizes
MAH. ORDER DEPARTMENT
We pay postage on all mail orders sent by parcel post, VVrite for samples of
new summer dress goods. Agents for Ladies' Home Journal Patterns.
FOURTH and F STREETS, EUREKA, CAL.
Pater Cto indolent sonj-VVhy don't you go to workg you have attained
Son-Yes, dadg but mine isn't a working majority.-Boston Transcript.
K'The House of Quality"
Northern Redwood Lumber Co.
REDWOOD LUMBER, SHINGLES, SHAKES and TANKS
"Let Us Make You Prices"
Phone 351 F. B. Jacobs, Manager.
CANDIES, NUTS, CANNED GOODS, ITALIAN DELICACIES
Best of Cigars, Tobacco and Smokers' Supplies
East Side Plaza Phone 291
Husband-By jove, I want something exciting to reaclg something really
Helpful VYife-Here is my clressmakerls bill, dearest.-Puck.
The J. C. Bull, Jr., Co.
VVHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUTCHERS
"A Home Paper for Home Folks" "Best Advertising Medium."
THE ARCATA UNION
Published Every Thursday
VVILEY BROS., Proprietors
'tModern Commercial Printing "Local and Telegraphic
Plantu News Service"
One Hundred One
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VValter Gow, Proprietor
Cigars, Tobacco and Complete Line of
Soft Drinks Rawlings Sporting Goods
North Side Plaza, Arcata, Cal.
"Do you think it is uulueky to postpone a wedding clay
"lt may be, but if you clou't postpone it you will be married, so what are
you to do?"-Houston Post.
Humboldt Cooperage Co.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
TIGHT AND SLACK STAVES AND HEADINGS
from Pacific Coast Spruce and Fir for
BARRELS, KEGS AND PAILS
Ozzc Hundrcd Two
A Land of Opportunity
- Humboldt County, the least developed in California, presents splendid oppor-
tunities to investors and homeseekers. Men and money are needed for dairy-
ing, small fruit-growing, truck-farming, general farming and apple raising. A
country of wonderful resources and ideal climate into which the first railroad is
All inquiries promptly answered by the
HUMBOLDT PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
THE NEW SPRING
Norfolks for Young Men
J. LOWENTHAL, INC.
"Eat what you like," advises Dr. Wloods Hutchinson, famous magazine
article editor. But will the doctor be kind enough to tell us how to first get
what we like to eat ?-Shreveport journal.
ARCATA INVESTMENT COMPANY
N. H. Falk, Presidentg C. I. Harpst, Vice-President, R. W. Bull,
Treasurerg T. R. Emerson, Secretary
CITY AND COUNTY REAL ESTATE
LOANS, RENTALS, INVESTMENTS, TIMBER LANDS, ETC.
T. R. EMERSON
REAL ESTATE, LOANS and INSURANCE
One Hundrcd Three
Th Humboldt Store
The place to buy your goods,-where satisfaction goes with every purchase.
Fine quality of goods, and at right prices. Come
and see us before going elsewhere.
EVERYTHING IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
A Fine Stock of Shoes and Dry Goods
Best and most complete line of Farm Implements carried by any
store in Northern Humboldt
A trial order will convince you that we are right
Mail order and out-of-town business carefully looked after
HUMBOLDT MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Props.
Phone 253 ARCATA, CAL.
The great mystery presented by some of the taxicab meters is the
question of how you could go that far in the space of time Without being
arrested for speeding.-NYashington Star.
G. G MBI
Vegetables, Fruits, Ice, Candies, Nuts
Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes
Paste Goods, Fine Swiss Cheese
Soft Drinks of all kinds, etc.
ARCATA FRUIT STORE
G. STREET, ARCATA Phone Main 461
CThat's why Monday comes next after Sundayj
J. H. Bloemer, Proprietor
ARCATA, CALIF. Phone 371
One Hundred Four
"Red Ribbon" Brand
"Blue Ribbon" Brand
"Paris" and "Blue Bell" Corn
During the demonstration made in your home stores, in
"Canned Goods XVeek," did you taste or see anything
finer than the goods shown under the above brands?
"Surely No,,' "There are no Finer"
THEY ARE SOLD BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE
"The spirit of your husband wishes to speak to you, madamf,
"What does he say?"
"He says that he doesnt have to dress in a cold room."-The Bohemian
E. J. REED , CLIFF MCCREADY
Phone 63 Shop, Phone 61
Reed 8: McCready
Machine Shop and Garage
GAS ENGINE AND GENERAL MACHINE
VVORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
County Agency for
Reo and Apperson Autos Satisfaction Guarantee-d
One Ifundrvd Fin
Phone Main 1673
Dr. J. A. Hadley
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Ofhce hours, l to 3 and 7 to 8. Sun-
days by appointments
Phones: Office, 507: Residence, 1160
A. F. Cooper
Rooms 29-30, Gross Building
Cor. 5th and F Streets
Office hours: 9 to 12 and 1 to 5
Office 58213 Residence 720R
Dr. W. E. Cook
Office phone, 403
Dr. Lloyd Bryan
Office, Znd and F Streets
Residence, Sequoia Hospital
Specialties: Crown and Bridge Work,
Humboldt Dental Parlors
Rooms 9 to 12 Weck Building
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to
8 p.m. Open Sundays
311 F St., cor. Third Eureka, Cal.
Hours: 1 to 3, 7 to 8 p. ni. Phone 680
Residence 631 E Street
Carl T. Wallace, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office: Georgeson Building
MOST ALL HEADACHES
and many other ills are caused by eye strain.
Those who can attain clear vision by CON-
STANT EFFORT, Cexcessive accommodationl
are the greatest sufferers.
XVill refer Kon to scores of cases here that
we have cure .
J. F. lVlcCreery 8x Son
Phone 1206 Arcata, Cal.
C. W. Mills, A. B., M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
F. R. Horel, M D.
Phones: Office 1631: Residence 173
Dr. C. L. Bonstell
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office hours: 9 to 5: Sundays,
9 to 12
ARCATA, CAL- Both 111101165 Burns Building ARCATA, CAL.
One Hundred Six
C. N. Mooney, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Ofhce in Douarin Building
BLUE LAKE, CAL.
Sunset and Blake telephone service.
Office, 366 Residence 317 Nurse, 852
John N. Chain
PHYsr1c1AN and SURGEON
428 Fifth Street Eureka, Cal.
Dr. M. F. Fountain
Offices, upper Floor, over Bank of
Drugs, Medicines and
Do Not Forget
FITZELL'S DRUG STORE
5th ST. at F EUREKA, CAL.
Phone 943 R
Gatliff 8: Thompson
Cor. 4th and F Sts., over Daly's Store
EXPERT SHOE REPAIRER
Modern Shoemaking Machinery, driv-
en by electricity
Shoes Half Soled While You Wait
G St., four doors south of Union Office
VV. Kehoe J. F. Coonan
Coonan 8a Kehoe
Cheapest and Best
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW FRANK W BELCHER
Rooms: 1, Z, 19 and 20, Gross Building 313 G Street Eureka, Cal.
EUREKA, CAL. Provident Life and Trust Co.
NEW AND SECOND-HAND
Teachers' Examinations, English,
FURNITURE Civil Service, Languages,
Coaching, College Preparation
G STREET ARCATA, CAL. School, 4211 Residence, 733 R
One Hundred Set cu
At the Watch Hospital
Union Hotel Barber
A. F. PERHAINI
BARBER SHOP AND BATHS
POST OFFICE LOBBY
J. G. Dolson
Undertaking calls attended to at any
hour of the day or night
Day Phone, 411 Night Phone, 413
Also Blake Phone
Beautiful Pictures, Elegant Gift Books
Artistic and Unique Graduation
Folders-All Sizes, All Prices
PIONEER PIANO HOUSE
J. E. Mathews, Proprietor
Arcata Realty Company
H. H. Howell F. A. Smith
Robert H. Bohmansson w. w. Rease
DRUGGIST City and County Realty
Fire Insurance Employment Agency
500 Th' d S
If met PARDEE BLDG., ARCATA
EUREKA CALIFORNIA phone 501
Young Men's Up-to-Date Wearing
432 SECOND ST. EUREKA, CAL.
"Arcata's Most Beautiful Spot"
Tea Gardens and Greenhouses of
MRS. G. S. CONNICK
Ferns and Howers, buds and blossoms, cut
flowers, boquets or set pieces. Flowers for
offerings or decorations, for all occasions where
Howers can be used.
Greenhouses, 12th Street, bet. D and E
ARCATA, CAL. Phone 1501
Visitors Always Welcome
One Hmzdrnd Eight
HOTOS THAT Phone 1651
SEEL Y BROS.
FOR FIVE YEARS WE HAVE BEEN PLEASING 1-IUMBOLDT
H ST., bet. 9th and 10th ARCATA
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Nell-1 told him 1 might be sorry for it afterward. Belle-And were you?
Polytechnic College of Engineering
THIRTEENTH and MADISON STS., OAKLAND, CAL.
The college sustains two
years courses Q24 months
actual workj in Civil,
Electrical, Mechanical K
Mining Engineering and
a two years' course in
Architecture. College is
completely equipped with
extensive machine shops
Students do practical
work throughout the
Those who are unable to
take a complete course in
engineering will find
work just suited to their
needs among the special
courses in Machine Shop
Practice, Gas and Steam
Engines. Automobile En-
gineering, A s s a yin g ,
D r a win g, Surveying,
etc. First year students
can enter at any time.
VVrite for large illus-
One Hundrcd Ame
PIPES AND FITTINGS
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BUCKEYE FIELD FENCE
"NVe are going to give a series of bridge parties for the poor. I love to
do things for the poorf,
"So do I. I love to play bridge for them."-Milwaukee News.
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We Greet You With Our
Fittieth Annual "Commencement"
The Big Busy Store
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And Its 8 Branch Stores
Fifty Years I 0 y
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"Where No Transaction Is Complete Until the Customer Is SatisF1ed"
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