East Lansing High School - Ceniad Yearbook (East Lansing, MI)

 - Class of 1897

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...ALWAYS ON TOR... iY N IDILIVIS E CI .OTHIER KING RANT BICYCLE SUITS WE HAYAE EINE GQQDS THEY AREx TA1LoR MADE QUT: STYLES ARE HACORRECT OUR PATTERNS ARE CORRECT I 'OUR GOODS ARE MUCH BETTER MADE- TTHAN CHEAP TAILOR MADE SUITS XWE ARE STRICTLY, f UR-TO-DATE X AVISECLOTHIER ATHLETIC SUITS BATH ROBES v A v II S222222231323LBLBQELBLELEQBLBLEZBEBQS QN . Q III BECAUSE gg 403 W W fox Xxfc havc only up-to-date material and plenty of it III Q BECAUSE gig III . , III NVQ ham thy ITLXXLSJL , W I and most apmovcd maghmuy NM III Q BECAUSE gig .I. NVQ have Ih our employ skilled and artistic workmen Ih every department 405 - LQ W W WIT MAKE III -Tlx III III W I, M, D Kwdw MIN Collcgg ahhualb, gata ogs, oo 5 ah NW pamphlets IU the hlghcst Style of jig thc art. IThIs ahhual is a Sample of our work I I? NEW .LL MIN ROBERT SMITH PRINTING C M 5 .. XX'fXSI'I I NGTCLi' AVE. AND IONIFK STREET LANSING 555 MICHIGAN W 'WaggagggggggggsgggggzggggggggQQQM R, ii, S, Qs, QQ. 5.5.5. Q. Q. Q. 5.3.5. 5.5. Q- Q -..L.,....,.. -..E ,, .E,A,.4,,., ., , .A 5 FROM 55.00 TO 58.00 SAVED IN BUYING YOUR CLOTHING FROM .5 5 .al P UH. 5. ailey WANAMAKER 8: BROWN, PI'IILADELPI'IIA, PA. ....AND B. STERN 5: SON, NEW YORK CITY All wool, ready made clothing from 57.50 up and strictly custom made clothing from 512.00 up. .29 Satisfaction and fit guaranteed. Call and look at my goods and prices. IO9 MICHIGAN AVENUE X, WEST CQIIS or .. Qeags in Drugs Q .. omg grows 'cfye colaest V . Sosa mater Q CI C239 SEQ, H .. inhtown. Qeyoioe Qui gfowers , Qwwags fe mm J 0 Zf 3 fQAPuTe9L " an is ffMENEE HW FLQRVALXVQRK A DECQRXXTIONS A 51Dr1i'1A ER e uw J. BISSINGER 'EN THE POPULHR FLORIST QM! Q9 Q9 Q5 S9 Q9 Q9 S9 Q9 Q9 Q9 QM? SL SL Q9 B as A SL , , e X,4.?? 0f,g5m',g ff N BEST IN THE 7F 5,9 63 G W0RLDew4:!e Q9 Q9 It is a Pure Phosphatic Powder It leaves a residue in the Baking which is Healthful and Nutritious S4 as Wmmwwmwwmwwwwwwm CQQHI xandqf tubular lUarAl2DHir l COMBINATION W J ywlf 5f:WMa, if H yu' w i muvlllfsww MM 1 QEJWIE1n,7,,W1ml,.l llllllllQl SAl A f a C sa' an l-fll"Ql'lll"W'l C W l ii'ffH.a K X vsM0nz. 14 4 4229 'E EW 3512 F HRK BEFORE Buying a 195 6 Vi' Mlljm New Furnace Inves- QW tigate the Alexander, ' wa ll N1 ll l 1- 'sw-I v ,W E H, ,QhI I I J l Get Our Catalogue and N1 gg HW .Nl ,Q 'lilulnixliw Book of Testimonials. l mg -.E 4 " "'u1.nw ' .n,n Manufactured only by iF A W1 lllll 'l'll'lf aaA a 'R ' E+ ' 1 1 M 5 the J J' .al .ful .al R n C, X X ,E g if Hlexander furnace and mf g Go., H fl E ssssss so m"Sl'f" michigan' Established by W. Edmonds 107 Washington Avenue, ' 1854 M South f,,fffQSl . If W, Ed1HO11dSl T ' l Ti:3cI3irZ:1?f1oods.X M5013-9 lSADDLERY Gi ef gy W7 llol Ownev WH SCREEN DOORS C SCREEN wmoows wigs E25 GASOLINE STOVES AND ICE CREAM ' Egg E23 FREEZERS PQI' Tit' t ' ii 3-lfnqmaibvivare WxEDuDCl1QS C. C. ,, CITY Longstreet NA TIONAL f FEQEEER "BANK ,LANSING MICH .Q 3- 1 H... AH' iw A FINEST LINE 0F OLIVES cAP1rA 5 oo ooo Q SALAD DRESSING sun us AN oF! 5 ,ooo sweetie A S A TE!! SAFETY DEPOSIT ,THE BOXES "lang if 1161" ' For CRenf, Securing LProfecfion from Fire and Burglars. FOR COAL AN, Queen Hake WOOD Bdkillg POWCIQI' ones osrucz 'WV' woouaunws dltdw HEADQUARTERS Fon FINE CLOTHING 'M D0l'Il7l'0D'S LGUTXQLOTERECKS flattering Extracts 112 WASHINGTON AVENUE NORTH A STUDENTS AND HATS, CAPS AND 6 GENTS ' OTHERS GIVE FURNISHING ME GOODS Strong and Pure A CALL t A SPECIALTY X PYQDGYQG bv EGIISTIIQ EGDOI' ll WHEN You fs: WANT ss do 'illflr 1 wil M ' 7X 7 X QI 1 Hats 1 :Q um ,X um., im i1sf11sL lmsmsSwc-eaters mfg! 5,19 l Eli 7111 A rm rms ms- . I Caps Summer 7llHats IN FACT ANYTHING IN THE WAY OF UP-TO-DATE FURNISHINGS... XOI XVILI, FIND THE INIOST CU'XII1'I'TE ASSORTMENT ,XT ELGIN MIFFLIN'S . R. CANFIELD DEALER IN ALL GRADES OF HARD AND SOFT COAL SOLE AGENT FOR POCAIIONTAS BEST MEALS AND LUNCIIES IN THE CITY GSI 'S Q Gem Lunch and Domestic Bakery SPECIALTIES .29 I Fine Oysters it Coffee, Sandwiches, Pies and Baked Beans 117 WASHINGTCN AVE. S. LANSING MICH , . '-'W wan orber -Qlf-012--Diff-PIC-llbfllace -Plwli--PIC-0lff1LaunbrQ is 1111-plzl when the V 0 ry he I w 1 I 1 dom a 1 1 zmx U1 1 takes 1rx C1191-rfullx corrected My mort is just and 11 17 fl I1 1 d e 21 1 1 n L and I ful con Ii dr I1 t that if 1 Il w i ll IX us 21 11111 1 I1 Z1 t xx 1 can enter your name as :L regu- la 1' custo- I'I'It'l'. We wash and g e 1 o u 1 w o rl: six days of 1119 w 0 c l I will u xr 211111-Qs mtl faction I1 all work I ask 21 liberal share of your trade. Both phone old. 252 Bell, Lansing, 242. Tlmnks fu pa 1 favors I ' m 1 X ery respectfully yours. 5. ID. lantg, ...109... llbroprietor. Eillegan St. East. ' ' FM O Pianos Q rgans U Our line is ' V I f 1 Complete f X i XQ ' xi in every BEST GOODS Department LOWEST PRICES Our Bicycle Repair Sbop is the Best in the City ' i " ,f' V, 1 A : 1 .,b,,i,i-' 5 - i YJ i'! i -ffw' FN 1' ' 3 , ,V ,y -WALL' V .X W7 '92, , NN i X' fp A - 1- -' sJ., f ii 1 ,J , f -. -2 , i -1 M , Q U ji Y I E ' i.,, "MT, " , f,,"1 i gii , ' f i 1 - 5 ie i ieii will Bicvciss s ffffiff'1f'lifi,l i RENTED X 4 X S' X W' ,i fxxx X X xl dx M XXX X XXX , M Y i VW M Fx Y X XX f if i N i X l WW N Xxx! M N ii it lh ' K f lf I i f l' ' 1. f,k y V ,V If ,QWIM M MIXI ii,f,K A X!! ig? fy ,,ff,fIW Hg X ,f x ,f 1 i , f XX Wlff if f"f ,4! ff3ill'i J Z' f fi X, 5 I i i e X 'iii i " 1 i f I WHEN Calling on gg Your Sweetheart in Hrairm greagherzlae sure your linen is we aun ere . man can oo very undignified when his collars and cuffs are wilted and droop like the feathers on a Wet hen. Shirts, collars or cuffs laun- dered hy us will stand the trial of per- spiring humanity longer than that done up by less perfect methods. Our laundry Work is always " IN IT " and can't he HOLMES MUSIC STORE A i-Ynvf 1 V, , ,V L HW x l 'fu li , i l 1' .J N S? X 15,57 Jar ?"ir A9 Jiggf Qui titer tl it Y 1' 1. 2 if ,Ie S I 3? if dc- X P 1 ' I 2 li xi 'X R4 N, 'V' J ' mi lil fa l fi zfiagi l i Mig ji ii i? I ' 'l WW ii 1 W WJLM1 ill Lf , all ll li f ii 'Alma-ve V ! M, it WQWVY' Vim' i W 'i f ,M ',, H s "S",5,,3" Q' 'TTY FQ ", fSf'e2. " ,-1122+515 C! WZ! TRQYLAUNDRY 'Q 55!??2?f2ifzi5 E. G. Bailey 228 N. washington Ave. G ' M mmm' Q " 442 15? F X MJ Im rrmann Q - lui--T X 9 ' xx D G , 3 213 ' Q Washington 6 A A . N. 3 Ve ff? .- g QFLJBJ' V G R-x.J BURNHAM or Co. J. G. 322 Washington Ave. lizfaozifils .M REUTTER GOODS Ja AND CARPET HOUSE Dealer in OufDfiS:sGf5ifEo31fff2f:t IN T FRESH, SALT MEATS Off tl iz eil THECI Y Importvd French and Gt'I'I'llllll AND Novelties from SOC to S250 pm' yard. All Black D 'ess Goods shown by us are selected WE HANDLE ONLY THE BEST with gre-at e in i'efe1'c-licoio colors and Wearing qualities. If -'nur black dross 'fumes from Burn- IN THE MARKET,,qQx ham 6: Co's. you arte sure 1 lleut wear and lurzlble color. W0 llllliil' luwm' prices on Privst- XND MAKF ATI OUR OWN SXUQM I 11 "Q lil' ol' lrvss gooils than ollicr dczilcrs. A ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A BURNHAM so co. 5-if BOTH "WHS FOR A 5 PERFECT ll ON l Sheldon Q moon Che dilol'S Q s Q Zleaning, Pressing and 105 new Phone 235 Repairing Done on Washtenaw Sfmt Hll Goods Zalled for and Short notice www East Delivered Q-Mew THE 'W'f"'7 NOBBY suns or HATS, CAPS AND TO BUY YOUR FURNISHING GOODS THE RELIABLE cLo'rHlERs 113 wAsH1NGToN Ave NORTH 'S AT H. 8 IKERD LQMEQDEALER .. .and Manufacturer of FINE INTERIOR FINISH, SASI-I, DOORS, ETC. QHTOI' 'ffm iverv dlld The Old 5 Pioneer All ' BGCKS meffeeeee ' hsch 0 ' 033 " 033 " gin. Shffila ...220... ewelers goto W H WASHglg?J'+I:lN AVE. ...PORTER PATRONS WILL 300 ACCEPT OUR . THANKS FOR g5f.'il.0'A'e' f'i.'?f'.i"'g' PAST FAVORS COLUNIBUS in . and for all future calls for goods and S"52:?a1'gffed Cafflages repairs in their line NeW.S'S""'e op... 3232.2 N.,....l C5ill6ff X lkirby .NIi.iUL orse,ll.ll. ., L z Hollister 2 Boilding X01 ill W W W 01 W. ff! lm 'xxx ll Eff ghw-2'.4 W' 4 if f he A Ji ' .af ,Qin 6' "fig T J AQTEQP- l, 'X ,x x E XX X ll PM El ' l:l355,' 'W ' 'l fe ' .L glF'! if .ViY F ll ff iii ,,,,...e.. W ' "K" 'fired-'K' T X 1 HLETICS With Rod, Gun, and Bicycleg with Bat and Pigskin are the lines We cater in. Come and see us. 323 SQ1'i.i.T."9""' J. H. LARRABEE Elll eablg E2 l Q l .tor Ecbool STRONG suns FOR THE BOYS .it l li? EVERY lady who has a boy N lwgg should come and see our , IB. Boys' clothing. No boastiigg l 83 or bragging, but the actual l 'his truth. We have the largest . ug assortment of Boys arpd Chil- 4? dren s Clothirpg nj ltown. l IQ Every' stitch arpd searrg is true ' li, arycl Firm. The fabric strong l li? arpd- of a color that worft soil lig easily. 'ghese suitshorekpucgc . lp. together or the roug est in li? of wear. You might pay a lg dollar or two more elsewhere lx' for clothing not as good. Our I. ,l Q l 5. l if styles and prices please every- body. The MAPES CLOTHING CO., l 207 and 209 Washington Ave. S. Stephen C231 gi ii 1311 ff if 311 " il 1 ' 1 J Q Cx:-V: i 05.52 'T W -J ri QIQCI' if it TRADE will send a choice selection of watches, Diamonds, or jewelry Z. 0. D. with privilege of examination and selection, anywhere ill Ll. S. C2 5 S22 X2 257 14135, -if Manufacturing l jeweler , Wg o 4 if Athletic and 1 , Presentation Medals and Prizes of every Description. Chreele jfraternity 'work a Specialty :x:, 5 : CL UB AND COLLEGE PINS AND RINGS Z ..2oo.. Q BROADWAY NEW YORK we , 4 Special 0riginal e Designs Zheerfullv Furnished 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Xe Caffe efiar x 444444444o4444 421252225-q::4.5::?i5? 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 WE l l BEAUTIFUL QERLIIERUSE ,S LINE or TRUNG . 00655 DIMITIES l XXx We ' oRc3AND1Es CELEBRATED ICE CREAM lsssswsssxs M and LAPPEI MULLS AND BISHOP LAWNS FOR QUALITY AND QA Splendid Line of PURITY l suk Umbfeiias to sued from We also cater for parties FOR BARGAINS , of an kinds 22 pgsss coops G. H. S 8 C00 221 OPERA HOUSI1 BLOCK , '--- 'I mgifes aaaisw I 4. t as WHAT THE MODERATOR '- - AND "' X A TIMELY Topics 9' W Spoil a. good dress with Q, . OOO pOO1' 1if1iI1gSe25 .2565 wsggggigggggw V i I M445 'H' Ask your dressmakcr i OQOOOQOQOOS .al what .al kind of linings We sen THE Is a 32 page semi-monthly, MODERATOR except July and August. devoted to educational in- RONK.terests in general. and Michigan in particular. Regular rates, 3-T150 per year. Club rates, 31.25. TIMELY Is a 16 page weekly. except , T IS WHAT WE TOPICS .luly and August. r1on-par- ONE You ' ' tisan uewspaper. Politics, ,- A IN ASCICHCC, History.Litera1ure, Geography, -55 QNews,English Masterpiece Study each s , 3 week. Review Questionq week! 2 d imouthly. a Patriotic gelectiony exch SH 1 . lweek. 351.00 per copy, 10 copies to one TYIDEXNYICQITING 3 address. 75cts, or 20 or more, 6Octs. BANKING 1 " V A ' I 4+ S V ' ' ljkxx iiaffyiu N The Moderator and Timely Topics f renew ling study. W one year, 52,00 prepnrf- for a higher grade- or take a spepizili '. ug' 5 z ' d.ho lik- " gc fusiiJ. eiur in hprthan 0 11-pin ,rpm-nm.1 1 N ADDRESS LAN5'ggLfEU5,QNE55 l HENRY R. PATTENGILL -Lli..23l Washington Ave. South I LANSING, MICHIGAN 05. . 3I'O5C xy xo -Q54 0 CHQ O gg O si- i. QL 7352 OHHQXQ riff? fi-T51 DEALER , X, ,, I i 'H il' I' J' il- silfifgiiiiif 'N U E C 0 RAT I N G it ,f V, i WA L L PA PE R I A I N T i N G fl'-iff-Q: Z O 2: O 4: 0 fjirxf 12:31 ii OILS AND riff, -MQ -!. ' ss. Qg1fQ:'-Q H AN G ' N G fl B R U S H E S Always a large 117 Michigan Stock on Hand -2-Ai -2-'15-:fff 125522554255 ...........Ave. E. LiL+i+ fl Th C 11 L ii .il e O ege tl 1 1 1 if ii i fi Positive newness-absolute goocIness-superla- i :Q tive beauty. Wear? Well just try a pair. A decided change from sharp, pointed toes, but if T retaining all of the long narrow effect given 2 lay the pointed last. ii ...PR1cEs... il fi wine and. Russia an F - woo to 355.00 if 1 Brown Vici Kid at - - 355.00 to 54.00 1 Exfiafeiiher ai I I 22.33 E2 22188 ,Z 'f ---'03-H Q I-ioE ii 5 c. D. woonaunv s sm ii ConSQrvoio1' , ' A Q O l Q U 0 I 11 1 . , ii Rooms 405-6 5 AND ALL i HOLLISTER BLOCK. E33 V ' l ' STRING y EB M d I , INSTRUMENTS ,3 on o IH M , Prof. Qhais. B. Gam, gi , President. Q qnd Music Furnished for Public arpd Private . Parties by the Gant Mandolin Orchestra i E. 1 walker, Director. igjj GCIIJKEIT . i 4 O Oo I J, My The Nrnety 3 Seven f all l rae e Q 5 -7 G Arek Published by the flaw ' Senior Class of the Lansing High School l f l f ln the Year Eighteen Volume VI 4 Hundred Ninetv 'R ' 'Q S X., 'Q , Q25 even CMI, X1 1 ul fifv 4 K4 len F, ff- ., J f ,W ,L 4 W'-1 .11 :VM .. A ,., .V f' -was X .LJ L+ S-lv' '1 f' , V-v, Fil Q 59 Q VR H2121 -1 -S: ffm '- 1,.,,,, V1-if ,L L. an -1 Y Fx! - 11, M ,L ,,. 4 W . s :MAY ' 3? gn auf, Sfggy . . 1 ' , .If i . f-. ,, -Q. -.1 ,A ., ,Q 1 ,I 4 .Q ,V rl. n -, w x I ': Q '. E ', , .A Z L I .. ' f " 4 W, F H ,. q ', PM 1 1' . . 'Q ' .,. ' L, ,. 5,.. 4. g -. Q- Q- If M" V - U. 9 ln-:av .-1 w- 1 -- " ,,.Q.-,S+ V -A I. 31, ., ' Q , Y- guiij, - 'f ,. S ',N 4 P I If -'gems Y ff , q - f:- .ww r- 1' N-.555-.ML J QQ- ' a .149 A- A' ', ff: rin, 4 lp f " ' w-V. 1, X , ' , H.: r ' '-1 'i- 1.5 f' . A A 4 1, , . ,f , - '11 . 4. in Q , fly ,l , -,rt L .5 nv ' Q 4. ,uk , ,,,, A A 4 ,Q i , , , , f ' -J :T N , 'G ,, ,.. L , ,g . I ,mgyud :I x,:' s , , , 1 J. w 1 x H H X 1 Y gl 5 4 H1 N H ! .M . N MQ W 1 H if i 3 I 5, . E 26 P14 ,- P L. w k' C 1 Z A V C 'l F' F F - .4 v-1 N 1 ll N 1 " !i l , 1 1, W1 lv I P T JL Tn flbur Beduxeriisers wma, BY THEIR KINDLY PATRONAGE, HAVE MADE THIS I'IiOIJl'CTION XYHAT IT IS NVE, THE ORACLE BOARD cm N1NE'rx'-syavlcx, MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS VULUME. -w Preface When a year,s work and planning has been gone through with, and the product of it all is ready to be placed before the public for the first time, it is with some degree of apprehension and anxiety that the outcome is watched and the result noted. It is so with our QRACLEQ we feel that it cannot step forth with the triumph of perfect success, for no doubt it has faulls. Yet fl70ll7f attempt to criticise it, for perhaps you won't be able to. If you think you have found any imperfections, kindly keep them to yourself. We will acknowledge none, and you might expose your ignorance in speaking of them. Our grinds are intended to be ludicrous, humorous and applicable. If you do not find them so, blame yourself. THE ORACLE board has laughed at every one of them. There was one joke we felt constrained to leave out, it was a parody on Poe's Raven. Please do not be offended at any roast which you may think concerns you personally, remember we must have them, and possibly there are some darts among them, that, like Diana's arrow, which pierced the heart of her lover, Orion, may unknowingly strike you. Yet we wish to apologize for sending this work out upon the public, for we heard from last year's board that they did not expect us to get out an ORACLE this year, but after careful consideration we have endeavored to publish something which would do justice to the name, the success of which we leave to you. S The Oracle The first ORACLE was published in 1892, and the following have been the various ORACLE boards since then: For the class of '92, Howard Bement, editor, G. Ed. Foerster, Jen- nie Kelso, Mary Pugh, C. S. Jones, and G. H. Richmond. For the class of '93, Robert Y. Larned, editor, Oceana Ferry, Edwin J. Bement, Ivaletta Boice, William H. Hornberger, and Jessie Ballard. '94, Harley H. Newman, editor, Florence Porter, John W. Hoag, Mina C. Cook, Grace R. Hagadorn, Mary Z. Humphrey, Harry L. Lewis, and Henry E. Ballard. '95, William F. Dickerman, editor, Florence Z. Bissell, R. Guy Brownson, Sadie B. Cooper, Lotie E. Newell, Belle G. Hopkins, Henry W. Vifeigman, and E. Clinton Ward. '96, Thomas M. Marshall, editor, Harriet I. Robson, Walter S. Fos- ter, Florence Hedges, Lu D. Baker, Eloise Chambers, Arthur H. Dail, William Thorne Fulton. GEO. A. FIELD HDI'ro1c-IN-CHIEF JUNE L. DAVIS As51s'rAx'r lanrrok RALPH G. HASTY ASSOCIATE EDITOR BETH HUME ASSOCIAT E EDITOR MAUD E. TRACY ASSOCIATE Em1'oR FRANK B. MQKIBBIX BUSINESS IVIANAGER E. LOUISE ALSDORF Associxrlfz ranrrrm ROY D. CHA PIN AIJVI-2N'I'ISING MANAGER Editorials THE ORACLE once again makes its appearance, "dressed in its new garb of '97." VVC cannot, as yet, know how it will be received by the public. Yet, judging by the reception of former ORACLES, it cannot but fall among " beds of roses." Each year should show some change and improve- ment, and we believe that '97's ORACLE can mark some advancements in a few respects, at least. We have put on it a handsome cover, filled it with better paper and striven to increase its literary valueg that we have succeeded in this last we can only hope. .al For the past year or two there seems to have been very little of what is known as ponying. The teachers have laid much stress upon straightforward work, and nearly everyone has done it, and, although we conscientiously believe that the past year has been the hardest one which the seniors have seen for some time, We also believe that they have done their best. .29 Perhaps it has never been fully appreciated by all that it is the advertisers who make the publication of THE ORACLE a possibility. The merchants who have so generously advertised in THE ORACLE deserve that their advertisements be noticed and their stores be given iirst choice. Some, or many, have taken advertising space from motives of simply helping out a "good thingg" others have done so from a realization that they will reap their returns from an increased patronage. But it behooves us, and all who are interested in the schools and in the further publication of this book Qand who is not?J to show the merchants, who have done their part, that TH!-3 ORACLE amply repays those who adver- tise in it. This applies most forcibly to our under classmates, Who, undoubtedly must hope to publish future ORACLES, For them there can be nothing better to insure the success of their publications than to liberally patronize the firms represented in this annual. .H- The Observcr, which was first published by the class of '97 as a semi-monthly paper, has been continued by the class of '98, this year as a monthly. and We trust may be adopted as a junior publication, and we hope the student body will give it their hearty support, thereby assuring its future success. Surely the Lansing High School should be capable of editing a paper as Well as an annual. .al The new plan as adopted last year, for the final orations on Friday afternoons, proved such a success that it was followed this year, enabling more of the public to be present, and a much better literary and musical program to be arranged. .al The kind feeling as shown by our fellow students toward us has been most gratefully received, and We extend our hearty thanks to them, to the freshmen, who so tastily trimmed the assembly room each Week for final orationsg to the sophomores for the exceedingly pretty decorations at the Congregational church for class day, and to the juniors Who have patiently toiled in our behalf to add to the attractions of our commencement. .al Miss Lucy A. Sloan, whose indomitable perseverance brought our English department to so high a standard, last year accepted a position as instructor of English at Hillsdale College, and is next year to have the chair of English Literature and become preceptress in Mt. Pleasant Normal School. THE ORACLE is confident that she will ably ill the position and wishes her all success in the new field. .al The one session plan has been carried on this year with less tardiness than previouslyg to be sure it sounds early to say Ha quarter of eightfl but simply because it is standard time does not necessarily imply that it is any earlier than before. Should this plan be adopted for all the year and not only for the two months following the spring vacation, it would be much better. One is not only brighter and able to accomplish more in the morning, but it allows more time for laboratory work and preparation of the next day's lessons. .19 The drawings which adorn Tlils: Oli.ACI.li have come, for the most part, from the pens of Miss Frances Farrand and Miss Maud Tracy. To the former, who is not a member of our class, we wish to publicly express our thanks for the care and pains she has taken with her productions, which we feel has added so much to the attractiveness of THE ORACLE. .al At the first of the year we made an offer to the several reporters, to give to the one who handed in the largest list of jokes and general information at the close of the year, a copy of THE O1cAcI.E, and we take pleasure in presenting Merle Urquhart, 1900, with an QNACLE as a result of this offer. We also feel greatly obliged to the other reporters and those who have helped us in any way. .al One thing which has added a greater interest to the program of the Senior Orations has been the musicq the class has greatly enjoyed and appreciated the various selections of the musicians who so kindly rendered them, and desires herewith to express its gratitude. .20 The Senior Class, although it is practically bankrupt, has still done all in its power to give THE ORACLE a most liberal support. The pictures of the class, which were paid for by its members individually, While making THE GR.-XCLE much more valuable to themselves, Will also. we hope, make it more attractive for all friends and patrons of the school. .al It has finally been deemed Wise by the Board of Education to elim- inate Greek and Mythology from the High School courses, and hereafter these studies will not appear in the school curriculum, but those who have commenced Greek Will be allowed to continue it for one year. This will necessitate a change in the arrangement of classes, and when this is made, the number of hours per day Will probably be short- ened a little, and Mythology taught with the regular English work. .al The school can number one more organization, formed this year, in the Greek Letter Fraternity, the Phi Alpha Delta. Much smaller schools have fraternities and we see no reason why this cannot be made a permanent organization of the school. ' Presidenfs Address It is with great satisfaction that the class of '97 comes before you this time, as it marks the completion of four long years of study and perseverance, by which we trust we are fitted to take up life's work with greater zeal and enthusiasm, and a greater probability of success. There are some among us who will doubtless go to higher seats of learning but to the majority this is the last of our school days. As we look back over the four years which we have just completed. we regret that we are so soon to part from the halls where we have passed so many pleasant hours. and a feeling of sorrow comes over us as We think that the friendly faces of our classmates will be seen only in the eye of memory. But We feel confident it is for the best that each of us should now go the Way for which he is most adapted. It is with sadness that We part yvith our teachers who have guided our steps toward knowledge, as Well as our steps in the halls, with carefulness and firmness. And we shall look back upon them as true helpers toward the goal of our ambition with a feeling of respect and love. and We will judge their little follies and shortcomings with consideration, remembering that "to err is humang to forgive. divine." XYhile our memory draws us back to these scenes so pleasing. and so indelibly painted on our minds, imagination carries us forward and pictures the triumphs yet to come. Still we do not forget that our work is but Well begun. The habits of study. perseverance and observation acquired here are as necessary as the steam to an engine. and Will doubtless remain with us. It is this habit of study which, we trust, we have acquired, that is to be most valuable in the future. Not the exact knowledge which is acquired here is of the most worth to a student, but the habits formed in acquiring this knowledge. A Latin lesson may not be of any practical use to a large majority of students, but the habits which should be formed during the learning of this lesson are of infinite value. That the same discipline of mind, received from practical studies would be better for a student, is admitted, but that the same discipline can be so attained is not readily apparent. But do not let us forget that the High School is not the broadest field of study, but that the High School work needs the four years of college to make it complete. The college stands in the same relation to the High School as the High School to the Grammar Grades. There is a more close and personal contact in college than elsewhere and the friendships formed here are most lasting. But let us remember that there are some things more desirable than an education, for instance, honesty and uprightness of character and even if we do not reach the goal of our ambitions in study, still the consciousness of moral integrity is best of all and we hope that the laws of right living have been learned by us in such a manner as to make us worthy the respect of our friends. In the sweet bye-and-bye when the High School will not be as high fin airl as We have found it, a future graduating class will have to thank the liberality of Lansing's citizens for a more comfortable and convenient building. For ourselves, we are to be congratulated that we have come through our breathless experience alive and well. WILBUR JUDSON. SAMUEL B. LAIRD Samuel B. Laird Lansing has been most fortunate in her selection of superintendents, both past and present. Today we have at the head of our public schools a man of whom we can feel justly proud, and to whom we can entrust the care and educa- tion of the hundreds of pupils placed under his direction. Mr. Laird spent his boyhood days in the town of Chelsea, Washte- naw county, Michigan, and his first schooling was received in the union school of that place. At the age of twenty he secured a certifi- cate and commenced teaching, and in this way obtained means for furthering his education. After two years of this work he entered the State Normal at Ypsilanti, from where, on completing a four year course in the classics, he went to Tawas City, and spent the next nine years in teaching. Following the very successful period in that city he accepted a position in the East Tawas schools, where he remained for the next five years. At the end of this time he removed to Dowagiac to take up the work of superintendent of the public schools there. In addition to his work of superintendent Mr. Laird taught four studies daily, besides the extra work done in studying for degrees. After spending six years in Dowagiac, he was offered the superin- tendency of the Lansing public schools and came to this city to assume his duties at the beginning of last year's term. Mr. Laird has always been a hard worker, as every school where he has been can testifyg he has had the degrees of Ph. B. and M. S. con- ferred upon him, after examination, by the McKendree College of Illinois, and B. by the State Normal, as results of his post graduate work. During the past year he has organized several "Parents " clubs, and held numberless meetings in which the " welfare of the child 'l has been the theme, for he firmly believes that the cooperation of the parents with the teacher assists in bringing about better results for the child. He has made a careful research in the subject of child study, and has given many lectures and talks upon that most interesting subject In every Way Mr. Laird compares favorably with the foremost edu- cators of the state, and THE cJRr-XCLE wishes and sees for him a successful future. N! '54 il ' KSN- n , I Class Oration Our Noble Inheritance When "The Great Navigator" sailed westward from Spain to reach the Indian Isles, little did the people dream there t were two large continents on the other side of the globe. After the discovery of South America men realized that a new world had been found. Each nation was anxious to obtain a share. Ever eager to increase her domain England sent out explorers. Through them she claimed the greater part of central North America. Companies were formed which l Wa sent over colonists to settle the newly acquired territory and establish trading posts. Their aim was purely commercial. They had no thought of making this their home. Another class of settlers desiring to make homes for themselves and children came also. They did not think when making their settle- ments that they were laying the foundation for our grand and noble country. They had serious trouble with the French along the Mississ- ippi and also with the Indians who were excited by French inliuence. During this trouble the colonists received help from the mother country. The French were Hnally driven out of America. England now changed her tactics toward the colonists for she saw in them a chance to increase her revenue. She passed laws prohibiting them from trading with any country save herself. All the goods they received were taxed. During this time the condition of mankind was greatly changed. The common people began to think more for themselves. They realized that "All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." England had become more and more oppressive until her actions were unbearable. Protests against her treatment secured no redress. They determined to have their liberty. Death was the only alternative. It was a glorious determination and one which should stir our hearts to unceasing action. We can well understand their feelings by the words of Patrick Henry: " Give me liberty or give me death." But why did they object to the oppressions of the King? Because he obstructed the administration of justice, because he cut off their trade with all parts of the worldg because he imposed taxes upon them without their consent, because he deprived them, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury. Stirred by such oppressions our fore- fathers determined to be free from England. After a long and severe war they gained their independence. Who can estimate the amount of suffering they endured and the danger in which they lived during these trying times? Although they realized the suffering that was before them they did not shrink from it. They pressed forward with a deter- mination that assured them of victory. They were not thinking entirely of themselves. They were thinking of the people who would follow them. They were fighting to establish on this continent for themselves and their posterity a republican form of government. This independence which is ours, the civil liberty which we enjoy, we owe to our forefathers of the Revolution. This is a part of that noble inherit- ance which we have received. One of the first things the colonists did after building their homes and providing for their defense was to establish schools in which to educate their children. These schools were not very cheerful. But though they had none of the comforts with which the schools of today are blessed, this might be said in their favor, they were all on the first floor. Often they served for two purposes, as schoolhouse and church. The opportunities for education were not very great. Little was studied save reading, writing, and arithmetic. Even today there are people not far from Lansing who think those studies all that are neces- sary. They do not stop to consider how things have changed since that time. Positions then held by men with little training now demand men who have secured the best education. The progress which our forefathers made in education is of very great importance to us, for the advancement of a country depends largely upon the education of its people. If the early settlers had not given the education of their chil- dren any thought, what would have been the result? Would we as a nation stand where we do today? Would our schools have reached their present high standard? No! we would be as far behind as China or India. W'e would not be the strong nation we are today. We would not even have received from our forefathers this glorious country. We would still belong to England. For, said King George: 'L If there had been no Harvard College there would have been no revolution." Through the influence of schools and colleges founded by Christian men the people were made to perceive the liberty and rights that were theirs. WVhen they realized what belonged to them they determined to have it. But a country cannot flourish with education alone. It must have an equal amount of religious training, or it will lose its equilibrium and fall. If you train a man intellectually and do not train him morally you make him more dangerous to the state than though he had no education. When you educate him it Hts him to do more good or evil as the case may be. The poet had in mind this close connection of education and moral training when he said men did not fear " the skeptic's puny hand While near the school the church spire stands, Nor fears the blinded bigot's rule While near the church spire stands the school." The people must be educated morally as well as intellectually. Giv- ing a man an education without moral training is like giving a boy a loaded gun and not instructing him in its use. Injury to someone is the usual result. Who does not remember how the Pilgrims were persecuted in England for their religious beliefs? How they were forbidden to read even the Bible? Therefore they left England for Holland, thence to return and obtain permission to sail to America. Who has forgotten how much suffering they endured during these times, and how after finally reaching land they founded Plymouth Colony? They did not come to America because the land was any better than in England. They came to secure their religious and civil liberty. By this time the other colonists were becoming disheartened through bad government, poor crops, and other discouragements, but from Plymouth colony they received a new inspiration which made the settlement of this country a success. From the Pilgrims the colonists obtained the idea of having religion enter as a factor in government, although they did not believe in the union of church and state. Along with education their children were taught to reverence the Bible and follow its teachings. Was Christianity of any value to this country? Through its influence the success of our country was assured. Although a country has great educational advantages, if it has not religion it can- not flourish. History proves this fact. A little over a century ago the people of France, though well educated, became very corrupt, because the Emperor abolished all religion from the country. Churches and monasteries were destroyed. While this continued the state steadily grew worse. After a change in government was secured, Christianity was restored but for a long time the effects of that reign were to be seen. The nation which our forefathers founded has been growing in strength, in intelligence and importance. Each generation of people has nobly performed its part. In the war of 1812 the Americans again defeated England. One punishment was not sufficient to show her that she could not govern this people. Up to 1860 one thing remained undone. That was the abolition of slavery. The slavery question had been growing and the North and South were drifting farther and farther apart. The people realized that something must be done or the nation and government which their forefathers fought so hard to estab- lish would be destroyed. War was the result, and nobly did the loyal people fight to preserve the Union. After the war was over slavery was a thing of the past and the Union was preserved. The North and South were again united under one government. From that time to the present the people have been building on the foundation of their forefathers. We have in our charge one of the grandest countries on the face of the earth. Our government is the best because it affords us more liberty than any other form. Our educa- tional system is the best. After all the work that has been done it would not be right for us to idly enjoy the fruits of our forefathers' suiering. We cannot ignore the words of Joseph Story: "Let the American youth never forget that they possess a noble inheritance bought by the toils, suffering and blood of their ancestors, and capable, if wisely improved and faithfully guarded. of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion and independencefl We must continue the work of beautify- ing this grand temple entrusted to us. In our government, where each man has a vote, we have a great responsibility. During the primaries of election how many men stay away! When the candidates for the different offices are nominated these same men are always the ones who find fault with the nominees. They do not stop to think that incapable and dishonest men were selected through their neglect. They have failed to perform their duty, a duty which is of more importance than voting. In this Way our government cannot advance. Incompetent men in important positions are much more dangerous than competent men in unimportant positions. Men do not expect a porter to run a locomotive though an engineer might act as porter. Therefore we should be ready to perform our duty and see that the men to whom the government of our country is entrusted are capable of making it better. We also have a duty in another direction, closely related to govern- ment, that of education. Through an endless amount of toil during the building up of our nation our public schools have been raised to the present standard. Shall we permit the standard already attained to remain where it is? No! for as our schools advance so will the strength and intelligence of our nation increase. There is a certain class of people today who wish to do away with our high schools. Because they do not train the pupils to be doctors, mechanics, ministers, statesmen and carpenters, they Wish to have them abolished. The high school does not intend to make professional men or mechanics of its pupils, That is not its duty. It does intend to give the pupils a general edu- cation. If they do not enter college the high school training will be invaluable in their future lives. But the schools cost too much! Of course it costs something to sustain schools. The cost, however, is very small compared with the good they do the community. What would be the result if the high school was given up? The training which the pupils now receive would be lost. The training which they receive in the grades is insufficient. The pupils are usually quite young when they leave the grades. If there is no high school near, their training is quite sure to cease, for parents do not consider it wise to send children away from home for education when so young. The high school is much better adapted in this emergency for pupils from the grades than the preparatory department of a college. Again the desire and deter- mination to enter college does not usually come until the pupils are part V v A l lg ,M 14 .1 'r l 1 I . . S ,ly l i, ll I' E, 13' ll lil l li' I lvl M A lg, l way through the high school course. Here they really learn the value of education. To abolish the high school would also have a harmful effect upon the country, for the standard of a country is governed by the average education of its masses. It is not the uneducated class that strengthens a country, for they do not think of the future generations. They live for themselves alone. Educated men are the ones who build up a country. They realize the value of high schools and good government. The noble inheritance which we have received demands our best endeavor. Let us watch over it as long as life lasts. In our government we must put forth every effort to make it better. The standard of our schools must be maintained. In order that our country may flourish and that our lives may be better we must cling to the Bible and follow its teachings. Let us never forget that the work which our forefathers commenced is not complete, that the future prosperity of the country for which so many of them died depends upon us. We cannot receive honor for the work that has been done, but we can remember the spirit of the words of the immortal Lincoln at Gettysburg: "It is for us to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to the government, liberty, education, and religion for which they gave their last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth." F. BRUCE Howe. , i e' The Oracle of ,97 Each class for many years gone past Has striven to outdo the last. Each, some new feature has brought forth And always added to the worth Of Lansing High School's ORACLE. Each class has tried to make its name Immortal and go down to fameg And each has thought it left behind The greatest deed of all mankind In its last work, THE ORACLE. To " '97" it remained To show What might have been attained, And give What other classes thought They, many years before, had wrought The only perfect ORACLE. All other classes should rejoice, A And give us praise with heart and voice, For when they Wish a model, sure To make a work that will endure, They'1l find it in our ORACLE. Why peal these bells from steeples tall, This gladsome shout through every hall, This joy and mirth on every hand ? 'Tis just the greeting all extend To 4' '97's " ORACLE. XVARREN H. SMITH --v -.- f Warren H. Smith The members of the Lansing High School for the past two years have been under the supervision of a man whom they have learned to love and admire, and whose principalship of the High School is above reproach. W'arren H. Smith was born in Ypsilanti in 1865. He remained there until after his graduation from the high school and then entered the University of Michigan, from which he received the degree of A. B. in 1889. The following year he accepted the position of teacher in the public schools of Lancaster, Wisconsin, from here went to Sparta, where he remained for two years, after which time he served in the capacity of principal of the Pontiac schools for four years, endearing himself to all who knew him. Two years ago, thinking to better himself, he accepted the position of principal in our school, leaving the friends whom he loved so well, and came to this city to take up his residence. Mr. Smith is a man whom all the students respect and honor, and who works for each and every individual. His thought has always been to add more to the glory of the Lansing High School and to make it as good as the best. He has had charge of all the Geometry classes and has made that rather dry subject more interesting and enjoyable than one would think could be done with a study of that order, and it is to be hoped that future instructors will make it as agreeable. One quality which is especially admirable in a teacher and one which ever wins the respect of all, is found together with many others in Mr. Smith. This is the impartiality with which he regards every pupil, and, as he goes to his new position, the best wishes of all will follow him. Class Oration The Persistence of Truth A The insatiate desire to know truth and A to obtain even a corner of the great whole is the noblest occupation of man, and it is that desire to know even an infinitesi- mal part that raises man above the lower animals and brings him nearer God. Truth, like a live coal, is often obscur- T ed by ashes, which, fanned by the breeze V of investigation, reveals the living fire within. The Vestal tire of truth is never fully extinguished. Nothing new is ever discovered because all facts have always existed, for truth is eternal. The force of gravitation has always been the same power, only we did not understand the laws that govern it until Newton formulated them. One invention serves only as material to another for truth is infinite and boundless. Galileo announced that the sun was the center of our universe. Galileo set forth a truth and was doomed to a dreadful death unless he renounced his belief, so he promised never to teach his doctrine of the solar system again, but immediately after taking his oath, thinking of the wrong done to truth, he uttered the words never to be forgotten: H The earth moves notwithstanding." The world then was not ready for this fact so it smothered the live coal for a time in the ashes but like the amaranthine iiower, it was everlasting. Stepmother Time has been very cruel to her daughter Truth, but Truth has a cheerful disposition, so comes forth in brightness notwith- standing. History shows how truth governmentally was dim at first, the live coal being obscured, but how it gradually brightened into our grand republic with all its liberties and advantages. Do we lack for patriotic people? No! There are thousands who would today, if necessity demanded, be proud to carry the stars and stripes for the preservation of our grand Union. Yet does the live coal shine divinely clear? Has truth reached its ultimatum? Far from it, but, thank God, our United States, as a government, stands nearest truth. The rebellions in Cuba and Crete are examples of the assertion of truth in behalf of those downtrodden people. Bancroft said, "Truth once elicited never dies. As it descends through time it may be transmitted from state to state, from monarch to commonwealth, but its light is never extinguished, and never per- mitted to fall to the ground. A great truth, if no existing nation would assume its guardianship, has power-such is God's providence-to call a nation into being and life by the life it impartsf' How preposterous it would be to overthrow the Chinese government and immediately establish a republic! The people would not be pre- pared for such a radical change. Truth governmentally is an outgrowth. NVhen it reaches its zenith in government there will not be the political rancor that now exists, for all will have the welfare of humanity at heart, and the people will go to the polls with intelligence and honest purposes. No one will be found ready to sell his birthright for a mess of pottage. Truth is but a debutante in society and though still in her blushing youth, yet she is progressive, really she often seems bold in her assertions, yet, if you could know one-half of what she might tell you, she would seem too modest. Truth never sits on the ruins of the Forum, weeping over the lost glory of Rome, but her countenance is ever hopeful for she looks ahead. Her face is ever turned toward the rising and not the setting sun. Truth, the missionary girl that she is, has been trying to do away with class spirit in the world, and though we still have the inevitable distinction between rich and poor, she has on the whole succeeded best in America. Beneficent truth does not have as much success in the oriental countries but, as she is persistent, she will finally win even those. When she has fully performed her mission the "holier than thou " club will be no more, human equality will be enthroned. Frivolity and insincerity will exist only in small bundles. Men will .1 be noble and true, yet joyous and happy, for true nobility and happiness are the synonyms of truth. Pessimists think we can never equal in culture and learning the balmy days of Greece. But were women as well educated as today, were the people allowed the advantages of learning that they have today, did they have the common schools which today are the standing armies of any nation and the safeguards of a people? For a hundred devoted, intelligent, earnest men are more to be feared than a host of barbarians. Were their ideas in general as broad as those of the pres- ent? We can hardly with veracity say they were. Truth in education was just manifesting itself as a power. True, they furnished many stones of truth for the arch of perfect education. They gave us their rhythmical language without some knowledge of which no education is complete. But after all they were only the foundation stones. Yet each stone serves as a support for the others and the arch will be stronger for the firm foundation. This triumphal arch of truth completed will stand the test of ages, for truth is truth to the end of time. Truth is a bridge over which inspired and sanctified souls will march with unabated tread until they shall trans- form this abused old world of ours into the glory of that Eden we have dreamed of but have never known, this bridge, whose architect is God, spans the river of the ages and rests upon foundations as imperishable as its Creator. The world is filled with many creeds and manifold forms of religious ceremonies, each creed having its ardent, devoted followers and yet there is only one true religion-that taught by the humble Nazarene "whose body is truth, and whose shadow, lightf' and who is 'fthe way, the truth and the life." Look at the Persians, a fierce, barbaric, non-progressive people, then survey the Americans, an aggressive, kind, civilized people. You will perhaps say, " But the Persians have not the mind-culture that the Americans have." Say rather they have not the heart-culture. Moham- med tried to win converts by the sword, Christ, by love and truth. We believe this is the true religion because it harmonizes with the teach- ings of nature, experience, reason and the unbounded aspirations of the soul. Truth is an ever persistent force in the world, uncorrupted in success and undaunted in defeat. It raises the song of thanksgiving from every Calvary's cross and illuminates with victory every crown of thorns. It makes us love this World because it is the handiwork of the Creator, it takes from death its sting and makes it an open door " into the world Elysian." In our analysis Truth must eventually be heard and her victory complete, and all things both animate and inanimate crown her with everlasting glory amid the glad hosannas of the ages. From the dig- nity of her nature she must travel on, conquering and to conquer, until iinally all created intelligences shall turn toward her brightness and bring their gorgeous offerings, rich with the spoils of time and robed in their diademed beauty, and lay them fondly, lovingly down at the feet of the once crucified, but now glorified, Savior. LOTTIE SMITH, ig' j nf f '4 VT li Fil If T Class Poem Today for Ourselves-Tomorrow for You Since the time that we first, as children, Entered the sehoolroom door, Until now, as busy students, We pass through its halls no more, You have striven that we might have knowledge, That our aims might be high and true, Hitherto you have toiled for our profit, But tomorrow we toil for you. You it is who have laid the foundations That our temple of wisdom might rise, And its worth and its aims have grown higher In sight of your wondering eyes. You have built for a noble purpose, Aye, better than you knew, But your time of labor is ended, Tomorrow we build-and for you. And for those who have guided our footsteps Through wisdom's devious ways, Our hearts will keep ever a measure Of honor, of love, and of praise, Old grudges forgotten forever, Old grievances ne'er to renew,- We bid a farewell to your guidance,- Tomorrow we work with you. Other classes shall pass through these portals, Old faces give place to the new, But still Ninety-seven will render The gratitude which is your due, You have toiled, you have waited and trusted, But your efforts you never will rue, For today, tomorrow, forever, Our lives will pay homage to you. And I ask of you, O my classmates, That whatever your work may be, Your lives may be kept unsullied, Perfect in purity, Wherever your fortune may lead you, Be honest, be brave, be true, However today may discourage, Tomorrow is waiting for you. And may sunshine, and beauty, and gladness Forever illumine the Way Of those to Whom our tomorrow Will be but a happy today. All our glory soon will be over, For Ninety-eight steps into view, And we, whose today is now passing, Bid 4' Godspeed " and " Goodmorrow " to you. Bxssm C. RONAN Ny NN v lfllm Xf CLARENCE E. HOLMES Clarence E. Holmes One of the most highly esteemed members of the Lansing High School Faculty is Mr. Clarence E. Holmes. This promising young teacher was born on a farm near Lansing in 1363. He attended the district school for several years and afterwards was a student of the Lansing High School for two years. At the end of that time he began teaching in a district school in or- der to earn sufficient money to attend college. After accomplishing this purpose to some extent, he entered the Normal School where he remained two years, completing the post-graduate course there. He then entered the Michigan Agricultural College, from which he graduated in two years, and in 1893 he also completed the post-graduate course at Valparaiso. A position in the Lansing High School was tendered him in 1894 which he accepted. His Work having been carried on successfully and to the satisfaction of all, he was advanced to the position of assistant principal which he now holds. Mr. Holmes is a man of high rnerit, and as a teacher has displayed many qualities which are essential to a successful career as such. And in the capacity of principal, which he will hold next year, on account of the resignation of Mr. Smith, we have no doubt that Mr. Holmes will as ably till this position as he has fulfilled his trust in previous years. Class Prophecy , - e When, at the close of a school life, it becomes necessary for a graduating class to appoint its representative speakers for the final exercises, a class prophet is usually included in the list. Our class, confident of its infallible strength, abil- ity and energy, was quite willing to let the public know its future, for with such ambitious and capable members it would, without a doubt, give to the world the greatest geniuses of the age. I, too, proud and hopeful as the rest, l was perfectly willing to have my future prophesied, for I was positive that after a little perseverance and experience I would be elected to distribute my knowledge in the capacity of professor of some college. But what was my astonishment when I myself was appointed class prophet. The thought completely overwhelmed me, for what prophetic powers had I ? I was well acquainted with the members of the class, had had daily intercourse with them for four years, I had an idea what each one intended for his future work, but I could not rely upon that, nature often plays havoc with our intentions and those who dream of ambition's height are not suffered to tread aught but the common paths of life. I went home wrapped in thought and from that hour the prophecy was uppermost in my mind. I pondered over it in waking, I dreamed of it in sleeping. It became a part of my life, and I whiled away the long spring evenings in contemplation thereof. , One calm, glorious night, I sat dreaming as usual of the possibilities the future had in store for us. The moon Hooded my room with a silvery light, casting dreamy shadows upon the wall. Not a breath of air but whispered of Nature's mysterious workings, and with it came an intoxicating perfume that soothed my restless spirit. I sank back into my chair, overpowered by the tranquility of it all, overpowered by a feeling of magnetic influence. The solemn tolling of a midnight bell roused me for a moment, but I had not the power to control myself. My eyes were closed but I was conscious that the room was illumined as if by magic. A scarcely per- ceptible flutter reached my ears, I held my breath. I saw nothing, but I was aware of a mysterious presence, and a weird voice whispered to me: "Listen, oh daughter! Though art a prophetess born. The future of all these lives shall be revealed unto thee. Look, and thine eyes shall behold all these mysteries unveiled!" Enchanted with it all, I sank into a reverie, weaving my fantastic imaginations into vivid scenes. Spell-bound, yet fascinated, I gazed before me, almost involuntarily, for in the dim, fiickering light I saw familiar forms and faces. At first I could not distinguish their features for the light that encircled them was a ghastly, uncertain blue. But it gradually became clearer and I recognized the present members of THE ORACLElS editorial staff sitting in a group. To be sure, time had wrought great changes in their personal appearance, but I recognized each individual at a glance. There was Beth, calm and steadfast as ever, and Maud, as handsome in middle age as in youth, complacently sitting at one side listening sym- pathetically as the rest recited their tales of woe. t'Well," Roy was saying in a regretful tone, and I observed at once that he had lost the formal manner that had characterized his senior year, "Frank and I are in the same boat." And all glanced at Frank's dispirited countenance. " After being elected business manager of the Observer in my junior year, and then advertising manager of THE ORACLE in my senior year, I felt that there was only one thing lacking to crown my social success, I must learn the art of dancing. "After leaving school I tried journalism and failed utterly. I scarcely need dwell on the rest. McKibbin and I have gone into part- nership and have bought out Mr. Harris' old stand of Fresh Meats." H I find my occupation profitable enough,'l said Ralph Hasty. "After considerable misfortune with my classes in dancing, I gave them up to Bert Baker and got a position as pastry cook in the Downey House. I draw a good salary and have many friends there,-Martin Clippert is chief clerk and Leland Briggs has an excellent position as porter." "Oh, dear! " cried Louise impatiently, " you have nothing to com- plain about. .Iust think of me! For ten years I was the belle of Lansing, and counted my conquests by the score. My fondest hopes have been blasted, time has passed and I am still Miss Alsdorff' "And how does the world treat you?" asked Frank, turning to Maud and Beth. "I have reaped many blessings since I graduated," Beth quietly replied. " I am now director of schools in our district. And Maud,w you all know that her fame as an ideal artist extends over all Europe. Years ago she gave promise of it in her remarkable Physics Notebook." H I learned Stanley Montgornery's fate while in France," said Maud, sadly. "He was an inmate of a noted sanitarium, trying all medical skill for the cure of a strange malady. I was told that he was suffering from some mental derangement caused by overwork in his youth,-that all through his high school course he had been hampered with a diflicult study called physical geography." A profound sigh escaped the lips of all present. 'L I heard, too," Maud added after a pause, Hthat Zoe Cook is a nurse at the same institution and that Miss Hurd lives alone in a small cot- tage in the remote part of the country with no companion except a great, solemn-eyed cat. One would scarcely recognize in this stern, heart-broken maiden lady, laughing, rosy-cheeked Bessie Hurd of high school days." After this the light grew obscure and the scene gradually changed. The vision that came to me next was somewhat blurred, but I could distinguish a middle-aged man seated at a piano, and by his rendition of a difficult masterpiece I knew that he was one of the world's famous men. Surely that shapely head and tangled hair belonged to the renowned Paderewski! But what connection had that famous musician with our class? I looked again and could only stare in astonishment at my dis- covery. It was by the one stray lock on the back of his head and by the quiet smile on those firm lips that I recognized in this artist the artful Arthur Dodge of former days. I knew that smile,-Arthur's smile always spoke volumes,-and I could not suppress the tears,-tears of joy that rose to my eyes. About the piano were grouped many mem- bers of the class, and, either from their conversation or dress, I learned their several occupations. There was G. Graham in clerical robes, Kate Morse, Bessie Bedford, Etta King, kindergarten teachers, Frank Rork, Robert Northrup, NVill Knight, champion athletes, June Davis and May Fuller. opera singers: Wilbur Judson, president of the Agricultural College, VVill Bailey, Ralph Miller and Fay Seeley, book agents, Louise Sheldon, Mary Morissey, and Mamie Dell, clairvoyants. Then fol- loweda line of language teachers. Those marvelous Greek students, Marion, Mollie, Beda and Lottie, had, of course, reached the summit of fame. Such modesty, such persevering zeal as theirs could not fail to have its just reward. Then came the Misses Wilson, Ronan, Beckwith, Davis and Ferle, German teachers,-the first softly repeating the monotonous strain of " Ich liebe, du liebst, er liebt," etc., while Grace was murmuring something about " Die Privat-grande der Professoren uber die Proto- kolle des Excommunikation-nachforschungsmittel Kommittef' The Latin teachers, the Misses Landon, Campbell and Burdick, were carry- ing on a lively discussion over t'De Bello Gallicof' But who is this that comes toward me with bowed head and modest mien? A sister of charity,fa convent nun, clad in sombre black, and in her wake followed a slight, delicate lady in the same trailing robes. I recognized the latter at once, but could I believe my eyes? It was Clara,-once the queen of many hearts, now the inmate of a cloister. But the first lady,-could it be her bosom friend? The truth began to dawn upon me-it was indeed-Josephine Osborne. I could scarcely credit my senses, my eyes must be playing me false. These two happy girls who for four years produced the best comedies played on the High School Stage, they could never be contented to live thus,-I was about to call to them-I was Willing to be convinced, but they vanished, the Whole scene faded from my sight and there appeared in the distance column after column of silver dollars. In the midst of this tempting display I saw Geo. Field, an advocate of free silver, the unanimous choice of the people, taking the presidential chair amid the applause of enthusiastic millions. A cry of joy burst from my lips, I wanted to join in the general cheer, but everything faded as mysteriously as before, the light grew dim again and there appeared the sacred picture of a home and its fireside with the dull glow of its dying embers reflected upon the faces of its occupants. Bruce sat in happy contemplation, while Blanche could only gaze on him in blissful admiration. 'fAnd is this the destiny of ninety-seven?" I asked myself. " Can I do nothing to redeem the deficiency of some of these lives? Is not my fate to be revealed to me as well? Something told me that it was,- but I could see nothing but gloomy kitchen Walls with a shining dish- pan suspended on its hook. Did it mean-oh, horrors! could I fail to interpret its meaning? A mournful cry burst from my lips-I started from my chair. The charm was broken, I shuddered and opened my eyes only to find myself in that same chair, my own self again, staring blindly into vacancy, with nothing but the solemn, foreboding glimmer of that objectionable utensil to haunt me forever. HENRIETTA BETZ. Amanda W. Ioncs Amanda W. Jones, instruc- tor of English, was born in Jackson county, Michigan. She graduated at the State Normal in the class of '66, and has since studied in the Michigan Uni- versity. After graduating, she taught in the high schools of Dowagiac and Jackson. During her married life, which was spent at Dowagiac, Mrs. .Tones did not teach, but took several trips to the far West and the historical parts of the east, which have been util- ized much to the interest and pleasure of her classes. At the 1 I I . 1 death of her husband she moved to Ann Arbor, leaving there in 1893 to accept a position in the Newaygo high school. In these several schools Mrs. .Tones has taught mathematics and the sciences as Well as English literature. The English department of our school has maintained a high stand- ard, and in the subject of our sketch we feel that we have a teacher who will further the good Work along that line. History of the Class of 1897 t'The progress of the human mind, and of human society, is seldom marked by regular and successive steps. At some periods, civilization appears to be stationary, at others, even to retrograde, at others again, to spring forward with rapid, gigantic and almost convulsive strides. This irregularity of advance is, doubtless, ostensible rather than actual. Preparations are gradually made, ideas slowly matured, and the foundations of the future superstructure laid with secret i and patient industry. But these subter- ranean workings are, for the most part, unnoticed till, in the fulness of time, a rich harvest of consequences is developed with apparent sudhdenness, from causes which have been accumulating in silence forimany years? The year 1885 was an important one in history, important, in that it marked the formation of many cantons, from which our great and glorious nation was destined to rise. We find the cantons of Larch, Cedar, Walnut, South, High, Town- send and Cherry, each gradually pushing on through the various 4' grades" of advancement. One by one they unite, and, after seven long years, history tells only of the cantons of Walnut, Larch and High. Soon cruel war with foreign nations threatened their very existence. Delegates from the three cantons hastily met and decided that by union, and by union alone, could they hope to ward off oppression and subjec- tion to foreign rule. September 6th, of the year 1893, marks the formation of our republic. V l I I a L l 1 E 1 I I 1 ,W-5. Without delay, elections were held, officers chosen, and preparations made for war. President Field issued a call for volunteers and was promptly answered. Meanwhile the enemy poured in upon us with their vast hosts. Bravely our band advanced to intercept their bold invasion. The forces met at the fair grounds. Life and liberty were at stake, and, each man realizing what the result of that day's conflict meant to him, plunged courageously into the midst of the iight. All day long the strife continued but the sun as it sank in the west, beheld the enemy in headlong flight. The victory was ours. The following year, with McKibbin as our president, we gave our attention to the building up of the nation, and to recovering from the effects of our late war. Upward we climbed to power and fame. In the year 1895 at a congress of all the civilized nations of the world, we were accorded second place in rank. As something to com- memorate our advancement we decided upon a great national exhibition to be known as the " Junior X." Not until then did we realize what great orators and actors were in our midst. As one of the results of our exhibition we had one hundred forty-five thousand mills in our treasury. President Field called for an assembly of the people, and there it was decided that our wealth be used the following year for public improvements. In the meantime our treasurer was authorized to place it in the Lansing People's Savings Bank. Early in the summer of 1896 the startling news reached us that the bank had failed. The greatest excitement prevailed throughout the country. Thus far our history had been similar to that of the United States, war followed by a financial panic, threatening to exceed in its fury that of 1873 or even 1893. We had read in the early history of the United States, that the banks had a great number of "cheaply printed bills" and notes on hand. These, too, had the Lansing People's Savings Bank. On the principle that supply and demand regulate values, these notes and bills could indeed, be called cheap, for notes had been accepted whose value was one-half cent a pound, which, I believe, in their country, is the usual price rag men pay for such materials. To unbusiness-like methods alone was that failure due. In our country, business was everywhere suspendedg contidence in our own banks was lost, and in a short time, one by one, they gave up the struggle for existence. We were tottering on the verge of ruin. Throughout this great crisis, President Judson, and our leading states- men exercised the greatest wisdom and the soundest judgment, and after a time, affairs began to assume some what of their former appearance. But that was a blow from which we can never recover. The wound made by the dart which pierced the very heart of our nation will never heal. Deep down in the soul of every citizen, the remembrance of it will live forever. Nations about us are clamoring over woman's suffrage, a question which, at some time or other, has agitated nearly every country. With us, the question has never been raised, neither has woman's ability or right to hold office ever been doubted. Even far back in the history of the cantons, from which our nation was formed, women have held prominent positions in public affairs. And in fashion, woman is looked upon as a superior being, and humbly followed by the male sex, even in so trivial an affair as the mode of arranging a necktie. The education of man and woman in our country, is the same. It would be difficult to find a man who had not gone through all the mazes and intricacies of a geometrical Hpie " QU' J. Every nation has its rise and fall. For a time it may be one of the ruling powers of the world, it may subdue and bring under its sway the peoples about it, but in the end it, too, is conquered by a stronger power. P It has been prophesied that our nation would fall in 1897, that our glorious union would be broken into fragments by greedy foreign bands. Alas! Will our sailors, far out at sea, no longer hail the passing ship with our national cry? Will our flags of violet and white cease to float o'er our public buildings? Will our citizens be scattered over the whole world? Time alone will tell. But even though we be separated, yet we will still love our native land, and we will look back with pleasure on the years we struggled together to build up our once strong and powerful nation. GRACE F1311 LE. Enoch H. Harriman Enoch H. Harriman, teacher of Chemistry and Physics, was born in Long Eaton, England, His parents removed to this country when he was quite young and settled on a farm in Montcalm county, Mich. Mr. Harriman spent his boy- hood in a district school, Where to " spare the rod" was thought to "spoil the child." His ambi- tion Was for a higher education than that afforded by the dis- trict. He felt at first that the ex- pense of attending school fur- ther would be too great, but as he was very anxious to get a better education, he finally decided to go to Greenville, Michigan, to school. Here he kept "old bach " in order to reduce expenses. The regular four years' course was finished in three years, and Mr. Harriman graduated third in his class. He next wished to go to the University of Michigan, but had no money With which to do so. By rare good luck he secured the management of the Greenville Waterworks, then under construction, Working there faithfully for about three months and thereby secured enough money to carry him through college, aided by money obtained by singing in church Sundays and chapel week days, and selling books in vacation. He boarded himself and lived economically, so much so that for the last few weeks in college he dined on bean soup in order to be able to attend the senior reception. He was a member of the U. of M. Glee Club for four years and saw much of the country, visiting Lansing twice while on the club. In 1892 he graduated from the University with high honors. He then taught successfully a term each in Three Rivers and Fenton, and from the last named place went to Coldwater, where he remained for three years, endearing himself to scholars and teachers alike. Upon the resignation of Mr. Everett, Mr. Harriman was offered the position of science teacher in our High School, which position he accepted and has held for the past year. Mr. Harriman's work has been very conscientious and he undoubtedly has done more in Chemistry and Physics during the past year than has been heretofore accomplished, and we believe that next year will be yet more successful. A Greeting to the East from the West " The land where the lemon trees bloom, XVhere the gold orange grows in the deep thicket's gloom, XVhere a wind ever soft from the blue heavens blows, And the groves are of laurel, and myrtle, and rose." Imagine me in such a place, surrounded by nature's most beautiful products and enjoying myself within the sight of snow and cold. The valley in which Riverside is situated is one of the largest and most fertile in southern California. Surrounded on all sides by green hills and snow capped mountains, the valley, dotted here and there by cities, rich in the beauty of orange groves and tropical plants, is an interesting and beautiful picture as viewed from a height. One of the fairest cities in the valley is Riverside. It is situated on the banks of the Santa Anna river, a very peaceful and quiet stream as seen on a surnmer's day, and again, a rushing, raging torrent, when swelled by rains and melted snow and ice from the mountains. The city's territory embraces fifty-six square miles and has a popu- lation of eight thousand. Among the many beautiful drives is the famous Magnolia avenue. It is bordered on either side by pepper, palm, eucalyptus and other tropical trees. At the intersection of the streets crossing the avenue, are the magnolia trees which give the drive its name. Not only is the driveway beautiful but on both sides are fine residences, in the midst of orange trees, and surrounded by their tropical plants and roses. Running parallel to Magnolia is another double drive ten miles in length. Its beauty consists not only in stately trees, beautiful shrubs and roses, but in the extensive outlook. From Victoria avenue one may see the city and beyond, in full view, the mountains, grand in their massiveness. First, the San Bernardino range, rising distinct, a brown ridge against the skyg adjoining, the blue Ascamonga and towering above all, the peak of 'C Old Baldy " with his crown of snow. The business portion of our city is a busy place. On three principal streets are buildings occupied by every kind of trade. There are four hotels, a fine opera house and other buildings which compare favorably with those of other cities of equal size. Among our fine buildings is the High School, a three-storied struc- ture of brick and stone. The high school assembly room on the third Hoor has a seating capacity of one hundred and eighty. Opening from the halls at either entrance to the room are class rooms. The labora- tory, science and mathematic rooms are on the second tioor. The remainder of this floor and the tirst lioor are occupied by the lower grades. The courses in the high school are nearly the same as in the Lansing High School, Latin and German being the only foreign languages taught. There are six teachers, the principal being a lady. In the southeastern part of the city is what Californians call a ranch. I call it simply a cottage in an orange grove. Its attractiveness does not lie in the building itself but in its surrounding orange and fruit trees and the abundance of roses. If you should visit Riverside in February or March, we could give you some of the celebrated 'L Washington Navelsn for which the city is noted and as you looked on the snow covered mountains and then at the beauties around you, you would wonder if there were any fairer places in the world. In comparison to our modest cottage let me present to you the picture of a typical California home, "The Anchorage." Entering by the main drive, shadowed by huge fig trees and bordered by shrubs and roses, one approaches the house. It is a large wooden building, with porches on two sides. Opposite the house, under large pepper trees are a rustic bower, hammocks and rustic benches. In one tree steps lead to a platform and seat high among the branches. With its many flowers and trees, this is a picturesque spot. A wide irrigating canal, with its continual flow of water winds through the grounds. Crossing this canal by a rustic bridge, a few minutes walk brings us to the tennis and croquet courts, shaded by trees and plentifully supplied with rustic seats, quaint resting places, with their canopies formed by palm leaves. We drive on and coming to the main road again, look back and think it is indeed an anchorage, a place where one may rest and enjoy the beauties for which California is noted. Nom. SUTTON Comtixmx. T. Paul Hickey, A. B. Mr. Hickey is one of our new instructors and has al- ready become very popular With the students and teach- ers. He is a young man twenty-three years of age, but he has an excellent edu- cation, and considerable skill in the art of teaching. His high school education was received at Jackson and De- troit, h a v i n g graduated from the latter place as a prominent member of the .Tune class of 1892. He then entered the Uni- versity, pursuing the course for the degree of A. B. Dur- ing his last year at the University he wrote numerous articles for magazines and other periodicals. He graduated in '96 with the highest honor of his class and was immediately offered a position in the Lansing High School which he accepted, and came to Lansing to take up his Work in the fall of that year. He is manager of track athletics, Was the organizer of the Sigma Kappa fShakespeare Clubj, and enters into the social functions of the students with an interest, which marks him as a general favorite. The Lost Discovery It has been customary for the Smithsonian Institute to send out yearly an expedition for scientific and archaeological research to different parts of the world wherever new discoveries had been made or especial interest had centered. The expedition of 18- was sent out for the pur- pose of investigating the truth of some recent discoveries in the land of the Pharaohs. It consisted of Mr. Parkhurst, professor of archaeology, a firm believer in theosophy, two assistants and the necessary equipage. They arrived at the city of Alexandria May 17th and proceeded at once to the capitol where, on the presentation of official papers, they were granted a permit by the khedive to proceed with any work which they might wish to undertake. The necessary guides and officials were also offered them by the gov- ernment and were very thankfully received. From the Alexandrian museum the important maps and information were procured and the expedition set out. In the course of a week the destination was reached and as it was some distance from a village the Professor and his party established headquarters in the region to be explored. The locality in which some finely preserved mummies and what pur- ported to be valuable tablets had been found consisted of a sandy plain on which were a few straggling cliffs. Laborers were hired from the nearest village and excavations were begun at once. For the first few weeks nothing was discovered except a few pieces of pottery and broken bits of tablets. But, however, one day a tomb was discovered in which there were several well preserved mummies and rolls of papyrus. From the man- uscripts the Professor learned on close examination and careful transla- tion that the tomb was the resting place of an high priest. For some time the Professor was busily engaged in translating, and as he became more deeply engrossed in study a sense of his familiarity with them came over him and constantly grew stronger as his work advanced. Every night as he lay thinking of his explorations the conviction that he was on the eve of a great discovery deepened. Yet nothing of importance happened until July 14th. On this day the Professor, as indications which he had observed had aroused his interest, started out to examine some parts of a broad plain lying a short distance away. He took with him one of his assistants, Claude Stafford, a lunch, and a light spade. As they had made an early start they reached the desired locality about noon. The Professor decided that the lunch which they had brought should be eaten before setting about their work. As the place was a veritable desert and no trees were to be seen they endeavored to ind some sheltered spot. The only place discovered was a deep hollow, and within this they prepared to eat their lunch. As Claude thrust the spade into the sand the Professor thought he detected the ring of metal. It was but the work of a moment to clear away the sand and expose a metal plate beneath. But try as they might they were no more able to move it than as if it were of the solid rock itself. Suddenly there came over the Professor what seemed like a faint recollection of a former time. Stepping to one side he dug furiously in the sand, and before the astonished gaze of his assistant the plate slid slowly back. Beneath, six stone steps led to the floor of an Egyptian tomb. The Professor seemed as in a trance. In frantic haste he descended and after him came his assistant. Not a moment did he hesitate but began opening a discolored sar- cophagus which lay in the middle of the floor. Claude, closely following, grasped him by the shoulder. "What is the matter, Professor?" he said. The Professor turned a vacant stare upon him and muttered hoarsely, f'Look," and he pointed to the sar- cophagus. Then he tore madly at the wrappings of the enclosed mummy. "I have found it at last ', he kept repeating to himself. Finally he became calmer and asked Claude who had been standing near in mute astonishment, to assist him. And as they unwound the mummy cloth the Professor said: "It must be these are the ones. O, if we can only find the diamond which I know lies within these wrappingsf, As one after another the bands were removed, Claude seemed to catch some of the excitement of the Professor. u Could it be possible that after all these centuries they should find a positive proof of the Professor's belief? Was it probable that the Professor should even have a recollection of a former life? These things passed through Claude's mind as he thought of the extraordinary actions of the Professor. How did he know the secret of the entrance, or of the existence of a diamond? As the last band was unwound and no diamond appeared the Profes- sor with one cry staggered back to the wall. A look of most utter dis- appointment and defeat settled upon his countenance and he became lost in reverie. Suddenly Claude, who had been exploring another part of the tomb, called the Professor to him and at the sight of two more sarcophagi the Professor's spirits arose. The lid of one was taken off and the mummy was brought forth. Two bands were removed and there on the middle of the forehead lay a diamond of exquisite beauty with its lustre undimmed and untarnished with age. With a cry of joy the Professor seized it. "He," pointing to the mummy, 'L was my first father," he said. 't Perhaps there rests the former body of my soul," he added as he looked toward the one remain- ing sarcophagus. In a moment the wrappings were removed from the last and best preserved mummy. Claude gazed in amazement first at the Professor,then at the mummy. Every feature was as plain and distinct as if life yet remained. And had it been the Professor himself who lay upon the Hoor, there could have been but little difference. The face and the form were the same except that it was the countenance of a slightly older man. The Professor said not a word but led the way to the open air. Night was falling and a dark sand storm approaching. In a few moments the air was black with whirling sand. For hours they struggled on no longer able to keep the way and not until the hour of midnight did they reach the camp. Whole days following, the plain was searched in vain, for the drifting sand had filled up every hollow and concealed from mortal eyes the lost discovery. 9,03 'X Q' Ex Q . 0' if Mi! 'X , i?2Z?w L H 7 2' 5 K 1 ? P2 V -an-iff mf L W 'N QX 4.4,,.,,,,-1 ..-X X, Z 1 ff "TWA fx :iff ' UL-1 LJEQQ ix 4? 'iifs-,','fXT :X ' f N5 Y X fx . A V, fl X' f A 1 iff W w :H nw all , ' "bg L wa ffm 'f "lf Xi' nfg v-sf! IX ,..- N A. X . N A X ,- me xgx2 THE FACULTY MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM gb 1 4,3 v.f,,w'f A , N V31 . 5 "H if ' , V, , Va 'fr 5 IDA A. LAMB LIZLIE E YOUNG EMMA LQTT H. MELVA KINK ALICE F. CARRIER MQW, CHRISTINE F. BRONSON EDITH E. ATKINS Board of Education JAMES W. TWAITS FJDNVARD WHITE JOHN F. CAMPBELL F. M. ALSDORF F. B. JOHNSON J. E. HILLIARD DR. W. F. HOUGHTON Q. A. SMITH A. R. HAIQDY C. J. DAVIS R. E. OLDS C. E. ALLEN Organization C. J. DAVIS, President. C. E. ALLEN, Clerk. R. E. OLDS, Treasurer. Secretary, J. H. VVARIJWELI., 140 Larch St. N. Standing Committees TeachersWHardy, Johnson, Smith. Text-Books-Johnson, Campbell, White. Buildings-Hilliard, White, Houghton. Supplies-Olds, Allen, Alsdorf. Finance-Alsdorf, Houghton, Campbell Librarye+Smith, Twaits, Allen. S. B. IJAIRD, Superintendent of Schools. MIQS. ABBIE F. CADY, Librarian. MISS JESSIE HOL'1', Supervisor of Music. MISS E. B.-XRTHOLOMEVV, Supervisor S. LEE COOK, Truant Officer. High School Warren H. Smith, Principal, Geometry. Elizabeth E. Young, Assistant, Algebra, Senior Review. of Drawing Clarence E. Holmes, English History, Mythology, Geology. H. Melva King, Algebra. Emma Lott, English. Mrs. A. W. Jones, English and Literature. Christine F. Bronson, History, Latin. E. H. Harriman, Physics, Chemistry. Ida A. Lamb, English and German. Alice F. Carrier, Physical Geography, Grammar. Edith E. Atkins, Latin, Greek. T. P. Hickey, Grammar, Greek, History. High School Courses of Study E 'vi Classical. Latin. Scientific. English, Latin. Latin. Latin. Gram. and Comp. Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. English. English. English. English. E Physical Geog. Physical Geog. Physical Geog. Physical Geog. Z Latin. Latin. Latin. Bookkeeping or 5- Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. Word Analysis. H Physiology. Physiology. Physiology. Algebra. English. English. English. Physiology. ----- .----- --------------- - -----------..-- -. English. Caesar. Caesar. Caesar. Mythology. Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. . General History General History. General History. General History. E English. English. English. English. 5. 'A"' """ """' "" ' ' ""' A"" "" " ' ""' ""' """ ""' - - - - Q Caesar. Caesar. Caesar. 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Alg. and Rev. Alg. and Rev. Alg. and. Geom. Geom. Geom. Geom. Sig? N M U, . ffl N 1 ,Un fx ' 4- K, vi E:5- ii, ,E-Af?f?' 532 , , N ,Q -IBN , f . .A14'?X wx 4 XWS .., K xl X .LL - R 2 L!FS,i,f WXxvN'1 X ww' fx X L ff N f nik . a . f X X 1 KYXQF 011, ix FR E . SHMAN EX v' N . CAMERON HARKNESS, Box BENNETT. RALPH VVHEELER, MARGARET SIPLEY, President, - RALPH WHEELER Vice President, - MARGARET SIPLEY Secretary, - BON BENNETT Treasurer, - CAMERON HAIYKNESS The Freshmen Motto: " What is worth doing at all is worth doing well." Colors: Yellow and white. Class Song: " Roeked in the Cradle of the Deep." One hundred forty Freshmen baked in a pie, When the pie was opened the Fresh's did not a thing, Wasn't that a royal dish to set before Miss King! Never in the history of our school has the Freshman class as a whole assumed such proportions as at the present time. And yet on the other hand never has the class individually been so small. Class patriotism has been at fever heat during the year and every member has already come to feel that he belongs to the High School. During the first part of the year they were very enthusiastic over the idea of purchasing something for the Ninth Grade room, but as soon as they received invitations to place their officers' pictures in the ORACLE and to decorate the assembly room for the Senior orations, they forgot this plan in their endeavor to raise the necessary cash to meet these contingent expenses. They are quite a merry class, being much given to amusement, and any bright day you might see the girls playing " ring around the rosy," and the boys indulging in that fascinating sport called " marbles." They are very good and adhere strictly to "Methodist rule,'l as Was shown when some of those nomadic Juniors tried to dance in the Ninth Grade hall, for the Freshies would have none of it and shut off all com- munication to the piano by locking the assembly room doorsg yet just wait until they have become Juniors and attended " Sid's " dancing school and then do not doubt but that there will be a change. It was one of these same Freshmen who approached the teacher in charge of the Rhetoricals and said, "I see my name is on the Historical List." At this point we wish to correct an erroneous idea which seems to have taken a firm foothold of the Sophomore minds, namely, that the Freshmen are given to what might perhaps be termed an excessive and intemperate use of milk. We have carefully looked into this matter, and from the lips of their president himself we learned that he did not use more of that article than the rest of the school, nor did he think the other members of his class did. Besides, We believe that Mr. Harriman has an exclusive monopoly on the High School milk bottle, as he kindly tendered it to the ORACLE board, in the forepart of the year. VVe have often wondered how the class of 1900 will mark their "Oracle " when they publish it. Will it have on the cover " The Oracle of '00," or 'G '00's Oracle?" This is a problem. But they are an ingen- ious class and will no doubt ind a Way out of this difficulty. Freshmen Grace Allen Roswell Ackerman Otillie Aust Clough Burnett Don Bates Laura Batteniield Lina Barnes Nellie Blair Grace Boyer Bon Bennett Florence Birdsall Mable Briggs Ida Barton Fanny Bangs Don Childs Will Champion Edna Clark Harold Childs Mable Chapman Grace Cooper Helen Canfield Will Clapham Victoria Crothers Melton Caine Gussie Cole Arthur Clark John Clear Eva Cooley Bernice Christopher Lois Cowles Edna Clark Albert Cook Daisy Chapin Julia Curtis Lora Dunker May Dillingham Helen Decke Frank DeWolf Otis Dane Birdie Dean Pearl Eisernan Lottie English Norman Edwards Lee Esler --- Eichle Margaret Forrester Albert Fraser Arthur Green Marshall Graham George Gorden Mina Gibbs Walter Gale Myra Gates Katherine Hopkins Will Hill Matie Himelberger Mabel Hart Mary Helmer Alice Hewitt Clara Hornberger Cameron Hartness Helen Haines Claude Hornberger Eva Hill Charles Hailzle Mary Safford Mary Havens Claudia Sherwood Callie Isbell Margaret Sipley Roy .lollo Mabel Smiley Edith Jordan Ross Sanderson Agnes Jones Bertha Stabler Ethel King Lois Savage Bert Kay Maggie Shattuck Linna Kennedy Mabel Smith George Krentel Pearl Smith .lohn Koelinger Elmer Turril Alma Lockhart Lizzie Thorne Otto Lyon Pearl Tubbs Edith Lott Frank Tuffts Lee Landon Howard Truxell Will Leonard Amanda Tornblom Annabella Lang Mable Tubbs Edith Larose Clyde Tower Kate Larned Merle Urquhart Celia Loranz Fred Van Gorder Maggie Losey Nettie Van Wagoner Med Lauzun Frank Van Sichler Harold McKale Ralph Wheeler Roy McCallum Mabel Wood Gertrude Madden George Wortman Mary McCormick Bell Waldo Ralph Minnis Robert Woolhouse Mildred Mosher Bessie Walters Ray North Sadie Welcher Emma Nottingham Harry Wilson Mabelle Northrup Harry Ward Kate Ostrander Bertha Wait Lenna Parker Blanche Watson Marie Piatt Jessie Wilcox Ray Ramage May Wilcoxson Charles Ryan Ray Young Mable Strang Mable Yakely Lena Yungkind AN ARTISTIC EF FECT BY A FR ESHMAN ix ?i2E2?1 M :E X ffl fx ,555 l J ii" K? 'sw' , 6 Z My , .MI Z X V ff ,W W NY' x' f ree- H I Aw , , n f W! f' A Q fs if Q WUM fy QQW' ix X' MI' my 1 , ,X .ff V f N XJ, 14 .X 2 -, , A K - sw ,MQW f' KJ 7 2 2, j k E., V ' -- 1 Y . W I I 1 ff 'L' Q 521-'77 f 59 ff' - -Ni , -f 2, 1. , 1 W ' w 1551 -Y Y 7...., i uf... 1 la it 5 4 - I . . x XNWp of FTW I Z4 , -15' YQ? .KK 47w44A v y 'Eff' ' .A, w ' 1:- J- ' ji- SOPHOMORE EX N BIAREL Hvnsox CHARLES TUl!I1S. MAMAN Sxaxznm NED Homcrxs, President, - NED HOPKINS Vice President, - - MABEI, HUDSON Secretary, - MAIQIAN SEELEY Treasurer, - CHARLES TUBES The Sophomorcs Class Yell Enenekonta I Ennea ! Right in line, Lansing High School ! lfjfjl Colors: Violet and Yellow. Class Song: "Is there no one to dance with n'1e?', The Sophomores The Sophomore class of this year has been one of the largest in the history of the school, having numbered one hundred fifteen. It is, of course, customary for them to endeavor to Wear an air of dignity when they reach the higher assembly room with the Juniors. They feel so much above the Freshmen, not stopping to realize that it was but last year that they themselves were in the same position. Yet they are so shy and timid that Miss Young has had hard work to get a boy to occupy the same seat with a girl when Algebras are a little short. Nevertheless they are known far and wide as a very precocious class, having formed a club known as the Sigma Kappa, of which Mr. Hickey has been leader, and also having held a Sophomore Ex., something, indeed, out of the ordinary, and in which they displayed their abil- ity UQ along a literary line. Why need anything further be said of the Sophomores, did they not make three and thirty dollars from said Ex., and did they not give thirty of them to the Athletic Association. Ah! Yes, and their hearts are happy. The Music, - Vocal Solo, Recitation, Vocal Solo. Recitation, Piano Duet, PROGRAM Sophomore Ex. PART I Mandolin Club Mr. Christopher Clara Armstrong , June Davis .Tessie Laird Belle Cady and Mabel Hudson PART II The Chafing-Dish Party Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Perkins, Mr. Yardsley, , Mr. Bradley, Mrs. Bradley, , Mr, Barlow, Jennie, the maid, CAST OF CHARACTERS Chas. Tubb , Norah Baird 7 Chas. Lesher Austin Brant Mabel Donovan Ned Hopkins . Lulu Scatcherd fail'- Louis Savage at the Sophomore Ex. Well, as I was tellin' you blokes, I went ter de Sophomore EX. Did I take me people? Well I should kiss a pig. Who is she ? Why she lives out dere 'bout t'ree miles from de berg, close ter McKibbins', you know dat, Charley, don't yer? Well, as I was sayin', I hoofed it out dere, and I ups and reefs de door a bat wid me paw, pretty soon I heerd de growler coming and I reached in me hip-pocket fer me barker, but just den de old woman opened de door and I seed the pup was chained. I braced up ter de old lady and I axed her, wus der gal ing she looked over me togs and seez, "yer bet your neck, but come in," and den she axed me inter de parlor, and I kicked der dog a whack as I passed trew. I squatted meself on er soap-box, what said on de outside " cast steel soap." After der old lady had called der gal, we talked over der topics of de day,-bout de scrap Turkey was arubbing inter Cuba. I seed in er minit dat she was erducated, and dat I had someun wat I could talk wid on equal terms. Pretty soon she up and sez, "I seed by der fYoung Sports' dat de bloke wat de call Goose Graham was a goin' ter Cuba, ter show dem Turks a few tings 'bout iightin', and I sez, as how I'd only licked him twice out of tree times meself. Just den me sweetheart came down and we piked out. I saw de glim of de street car, waitin' fer me, and we clim aboard. I dropped me ten coppers in de box and sat down, but der guy what owns der road seed me drop in er cent wat had a hole in it, and he made out as how he trow me off der car, but I sez " wot T'ell, yer trolly's off, and yer feet don't track," and der bloke closed his maw, fer he seed I meant buzines. By en by we cum to der Skule House and my gal sez, "wheres de lift." I told her der want none and we piked it up the stairs till we cum to where a guy what dey call Watling was a swipin' around for the Sophs and a givin' out der checks 3 me gal and I bot planked down ten cents and got er pass g den we went inter der room what dey sez was de High School. De room was all togged up wid some posies what Ramage hed swiped from his ma, and does things wat dey puts up when dey don't wants yez to see whats deys got behind em. By en by a fellow got up and told der gals ter cop off dere hats. All der sweets tuk em off, but Bill Bailey's people what had come wid young Cooley. Between de acts Ramage and kid Hasty tore across de stage wid chairs in dere paws and den dey tore back agin wid em. After awhile dey brought in a frying pan, wid a whiskey lamp under it, and I seed in a minit dey wus goin' to have fun, den dat east side guy, Stub Lusher, cum in wid one of de old gents 4 penny spike tailed coats on, and he taught he wus de whole push, but I got on ter his game, for I smelled de Limberger an beer. Pretty soon a young nicer fetched in er bottle an den I got interested, but dat guy Brant, wus a corker by de way he fazed de oders, and soaked de beer. But dat Stub Lusher, I guess didn't do er thing to der Limberger, fer when dey cum to take out der stuff, der want a smell left, but a leather medal wat dey hung round de guy's neck, and dat Doneven gal sed "bully fer you Stub," and den de geysers Hew der kite off de stage and de blokes wat didn't no no better clapped er paws, and I seed dat big nicer Turner, as had come wid de Scranton gal's sister, de one which had tuk part in dat slobby Junior Ex., slam his hoofs on de floor. Did I? Well I guess nit, I just reef de desk a few bats, and sez ter me people 'fdats pretty good fer de Johnnie knockers," and den we went home. On de way home me sweet sed ter me " Louis, did yer get on to der Waist wat dat Baird girl has got?" and I sez, kinder soft like, "yep, but it aint in it wid yourn," and she axed me how I new, and I sez "by experience," and den I proved dat I hed it. ,f--- --51-ll---Q' ' . ' "1':i..a5e--L11?::ff---- Sophomorcs Lulu Allen Kate Alderson Fred Algate Gertrude Foster Maude Flansburg Emma Fuller Clara Armstrong John Fraser Franc Bennett Oscar Frey Mollie Butts Nora Baird George Brown Rollin Baker Herbert Flint Myrtie Gunn Isabelle Gunn Florence Green Caddie Brucker Gertrude Green Herbert Barringer Constance Bement Caroline Bray Austin Brant Earl Goodnoe Elizabeth Hall Nicy Hyler Deborah Hartley Charles Crosby John Hinchey Olive Chidister Earl Hamilton Belle Cady Mabel Hudson Frank Cooley Ruth Hume Grace Cowley Frank Hughes Theoren Chase Harold Hedges Homer Chisholme Edith Dresser Sadie Dunnigan Edith Davis Ethel Davis Mabel Donovan. Albert Dunker Grace DeVore Daisy Eberhart Inez Earle Carrie Hulburd Charles Howard Phil Hasty Ned Hopkins Mary Haines Sadie Kincaid Mary Kramer Edith Longstreet Lena Leitzan Emma Lower Charles Lesher Fannie Lemon Zella Mishler Mame McClory Mildred Moon Belle Mack Mary Martin Roy Moore Bessie Meyers Dell Moon Hattie Moses Lizzie Matchett Bessie Milemore Ned Martin Belle Madden Floy Nelson Lulu Newlan Marie Nichols Florence Nixon Lester O'Dell Clara Osband Etta Payne Bertha Polloch Lilian Powers Lynn Parsons Beulah Pratt Cora Platt Carl Richardson W 1 4 Stuart Ramage Lulu Robertson Arthur Reasoner Lillie Renner Helen Robson Mary Roach Lulu Scutt Herman Schreiber Earl Smith Emma Schaible Effie Smith Arthur Smith Marian Seeley Lulu Scatchard Charles Tubbs Lavina Tobin Alice Toolan Arthur Tracy Leon Vreedenburg Julia VanBuren Floyd Wilson Ernest Ward Theodora Wardwell Lucy Winans John Wimble Bessie Wilson Eugene Wood Margaret Young WWW' I H, my "1 , rw' my E E' 5 E Q 7 'ff' ff!! I We ff f 4 E, ' . W A f M JMB f' M X "M 'OWU' 11 ff af f Aaxfsf-N ' ! X fh' X il! ,254 ' W 1 W3 f f Xp jf X W 1 J 1 - 'Z W X f,, 41A y XT1 ' xx-Y xx 2 ' X ' W ,ff-1 'ff XX 5'?3?f'He,,K x N Y, ,i A XSEQWW N' 6"-Rf V522 W? iifllfil- 03? x ' "1 Rx 13 Xp? 1. I W 4 ' I l x.-,ll Www! If-QF 'igigixfixx lll A 3 'KN Ci"'j' mf JUNIOR EX. BESSIE SCRANTON. SCOTT TURNER. HARVEY FARGO. CHLOE GOODRICH. President, - - - - HARVEY FARGO Vice President, - BEss1E SCRANTON Secretary, - CHLOE GOODRICH Treasurer, - - SCOTT TURNER The Iuniors Class Yell Zip! Boom! Bah! Zip! Boom! Bah! '98! '98! Rah! Rah! Rah! Colors: Yellow and Blue. Motto: Rowing, not Drifting. Song: "There is Only One Girl in this World for Me." The Iuniors On a bright day in September of 1896, a band of five and eighty proud and happy mortals entered the large assembly room, and took the seats left vacant by the previous year's class. They were the Juniors, proud, because, by dint of hard work at the very end of the year, they were enabled to barely pass their Sophomore examinations and be enrolled as Juniors, happy, in the thought of what they were going to do as Juniors. Numerous and varied are the things they have accomplished, so numerous in fact, that these pages have not room wherein they may be related. The most important deed-in their eyes-was the little exhibition which they gave in March, and in which they quite creditably acquitted themselves. But too much praise must not be heaped upon them, as their self- esteem and egotism is almost unbearable now, although their only achievement, as a class, is dancing. But next year we hope some of them will be Seniors, and perhaps they will become like the class of '97, modest and unassuming, obedient to every teacher and devoted to study. If such a change should take place no doubt the care and anxiety which the teachers now feel about them would be relieved, and the class would enjoy many liberties and privileges which could not be granted them under the existing conditions. Iuniors Ray Behrendt Zoe Freeman Olive Brisbin Nellie Gates Jessie Bird Emma Glicman Will Brown Elias Giles Mollie Bangs Chloe Goodrich Adelbert Baker Florence Gitchell Caroline Bray Grace Hazelton Louis Cowley Mabel Harris Pearl Curry Harry Huston Merton Clark Harris Hanshue Bessie Cooley Karl Hodges Claude Chamberlain Charles Havens Clarence Christopher Harriett Hewitt Addie Clark Florence Hopphen Lena Crosby Alice Hurd Arthur Dunnebacke Charles Hayden Ethel Douglas Agnes Hayden Olive DuBois Will Humphrey Josephine Driscoll Mabel Hasler Mary Dann Alice Humphrey Sam Davis Gerda Jayne Will Dietz Jessie Laird Mary Dickson Ada Lyon Helen Dunstan Fred Lyon Fred Fuller Fannie Lemon Harvey Fargo Minnie Losee Harriet Farrand Ervey Larose Frances Farrand Kate Maltby Mildred Fulton Thomas Morrissey Pauline Fisher Deake Meade Madge Mason George Thorburn Will Noyes James Turner Florence Moon Scott Turner Henry Ott Olive Thorne Edith Presley Nettie Thompson James Porter Chandler Tompkins George Parsons Gertrude Urquhart Ida Richardson Tillie Van Haltern Lillie Richardson Howard Van Awken Marie Robson Bessie Waldo Marjorie Ronan Harry Whitely Roy Richmond Roy Williams May Ross Ernest Wickham Leo Spoor Mabel Wolf Fannie Sly Mattie West Alice Sleeper Clarence Urquhart Lena Smith Maude Walker Bessie Scranton Lee Watling Katharine Sellers Blanche Wolcott Harry Skinner Ruby Zachariah Leroy Taylor Gretchen Zeigler The High Sciiiiol Observer. XJOL. II. LANSING, MICH , MARCH 1, 1897. No. 6, Remember the Junior Ex. The Junior EX. March 26th at Baird's. Don't forget to go to the Junior EX. Come early and avoid the rush. I Come to the Junior EX. Secure your tickets for the Jun- Reserve seats for the Junior Ex ior EX, only 104: extra. A5 IT Is. THE HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVER. Donvt forget your Ogjserwr The Observer urges that all money. debts owing to it, be paid in the next ten years or sooner. Remember it takes cash to run the Observer. Bring your Observer money. Our collector will be around in the course of a few weeks, have your money ready. Don't try to avoid paying for your Observer, some one must keep it running. The Observer is in great need of If you want your next Observer, money, please pay up. cash up. The High SiEiiiSHii Obser er. X'OL. II. LANSING, IVIICH., .TUNE 16, 1897. No. 8. 'jakie Schneider the Poet Detective." qfrom our Ins! isszzcxl "Yes," replied Jakie Schneider, "we shall be on their track soon." So saying he took a large lantern and a forty cent microscope from his pocket and looked at some foot prints on the desert sands. " Ho! ho!" he cried, " these are the ones." So saying he put spurs to his camel and galloped slowly on. Thus Jakie Schneider, the great cannibal detective, and his faith- ful aid, Otto Spalenonofski, went on. Morning dawned and the two alighted at a small oasis to pro- cure water and breakfast. Otto Spalenonofski reached into the sad- dle bags and procuring a gas stove attached it to one of the gas trees which grow so plentifully around the desert oases. While Spalenon- ofski was doing this, .Iakie Schnei- der, the great detective, took his shovel and went to another part of the underbrush to dig bait. He soon returned with a tomato can full, and in a short time had sev- eral ine fish boiling on the gas range. Otto, meanwhile busying him- self, set the adjustible table which also came from the saddle bags, and placed upon it two solid silver spoons, forks and knives, from the bread can he took two large loaves of salt rising bread, a chocolate cake and two hard boiled eggs and a cup of maple syrup, from another can he procured a pancake griddle and a package of Aunt Jemima's pancake flour with which he soon had a large collection of griddle cakes on the table, he then fished out a sack of dried apples and a chicken fricassee from a bottle and announced that dinner was ready. The two men were very hungry but did not think best to eat more than had been prepared, as they only had taken along provisions enough for two weeks. After this frugal meal the two resumed their way. " We will find the chief, Nebu- lus Hypothesis, and his son Sese Nior, at their village, no doubt," remarked Jakie. " Yes," answered Spalenonofski, "but where will we find Rose Tecnique, whom they hold for ransom? " "Ah! I had forgotten her, we were to rescue her, now that you mention it." said Schneider. By this time they had traveled many miles, their camels' tongues were lolling from their mouths, but still they kept on. Suddenly coming to the top of a high hill, Jakie reined in his camel with difficulty, and held up his linger warningly to Otto. " Hist! see yonder camp, there is our prize." 'tAlas, but how can we secure her?" cried Spalenonofski, who secretly loved Miss Tecnique dearly. It was now night, there was no moon. So saying .lakie unstrapped a AS SUPPOSED T0 BE 2 THE HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVER. large balloon from his belt, which, up to this time, he had concealed under his sweater, he placed it over the flame of an hydro-oxygen blow pipe and soon the massive fabric was tugging at the guy wires. At the proper time these were cast off, and the balloon floated quickly away toward the camp of the sleeping Nebulus Hy- pothesis, when directly over the spot, Jakie pulled the trap, the balloon descended on the very housetop of the straw-thatched hut, which contained Miss Rose. There was no delay, our hero took an axe from his belt, and, working vigorously, soon chopped a hole in the roof, snatched up the sought- for Tecnique, jumped to the roof, entered the balloon, shut the trap and started to rise. But he is not unnoticed, a horde of sav- ages rushes out, a volley of arrows is fired at the fast arising airship now four thousand, eight hundred, ninety-seven and a half feet high, one arrow pierces the bottom of the airship and sprains the ankle of the detective, another strikes the balloon, a loud explosion is heard, and it falls rapidly toward the earth below. But what shall be done? Suddenly, Jakie, in spite of his wounded ankle, steps quick- ly to the side of the car. Already the balloon is within seventy-eight feet of the ground. QTO be continued., 5-1 'FQ' - 1 Kilim NNW AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT. One of the Lady Members of the Senior Class Gverslept. On last Monday morning the Seniors were very much alarmed by the non-appearance at roll call of Miss Louise Alsdorf. An in- vestigation committee was organ- ized to ascertain the thusness. As they were leaving the build- ing they observed the dilatory member issuing from her home across the way. On further investigation it was learned that she had just risen, but it was not ascertained just how long the young gentleman had stayed the night before. .29 There was a young man from Lansing, Who had a consumptive coughingg He Went to a doctor To keep him alive, And before he had left He had coughed up a ive. X. Y. Z. .29 JE P ,J is ,11 i ,sax 1 . CA X22 Xl i , f fi 42' X pjffiilf N- l ll ., f ' 'N ' if Seijlixj ki? ' SCHOOL TERM NO. 875 CTaking his seat., AS SUPPOSED TO HE. THE HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVER. 3 THE HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVER A Paper Devoted to the Interest of the High School. PUBLISHED ANY OLD TIME, BY THE JUNIORS. Editor-in-Chief, - - CHANDLER ToMPx-:INS FLORENCE GITCHELL First Associate Editor, - FRANCES FARRAND Business Manager, - - CHARLES LESHER Asst. Business Manager, CLARENCE UIQQUHART Circulating Editor. - - CHARLES HAX'ENS Class Editors. R.-XLPH MILLER. PERLEY JONES, - - - Senior G EO. FIELD, j BESSIE COOLEY. - - - - Junior HIILDRED MOON. - - - Sophomore R.ALPH WHEELER, - - , - - Freshmen Subscription price, 35 cents per year. 5 cents per copy, payable when you wish it stopped. All communications should be sent or delivered to the editors. Advertising rates furnished on application. Entered at the postofiice, Lansing, Michigan, as Junior Class mail matter. Editorials for the Observer. As it has become an almost uni- versal opinion that Henry Ott combs his hair with his own pom- padour, we wish to refute such a statement before it goes too far. .al Inasmuch as some difliculty has been encountered by Mr. McKib- bin and Mr. Chapin in determin- ing the time when each should enjoy chapel with Miss Freeman, we would suggest that some such schedule as this be arranged: Tuesdays, Mr. Chapin. Thursdays, Mr. McKibbin. As shooting-stars are mostly composed of iron, we would Sug- gest that they be called shooting- Irons. .X The OBSERVER deeply regrets that it is obliged to chronicle what is perhaps the only genuine Hunk of Miss Ferle in Latin during the past month, and it heartily extends her its sympathy. .25 News Items. German Graham and his friend Pres. McKinley, went fishing last Saturday. April 23 Louis Appleyard spent the afternoon and ten cents with Susie Davis. Wilbur Judson is taking a course in number work and arithmetic of Miss Trefrei. Ralph Miller, Marjorie Ronan, Emma Webster and Mr. Harriman have the measles. Ralph Finkelstein was a guest, last December, at the Glicman pew of the L. H. S. H It has been reported that Frank Rork had a very pleasant time at the Senior banquet. It is rumored that Watling an- swered an advertisement offering a ire escape for one dollar and got back a bible. April 29, the L. H. S. had chapel, after which the seniors were entertained by an amusing address by Miss Lizzie E. Young of the L. H. S. The reception tendered to the Seniors by the Juniors, was a most pleasant affair. That class had AS SUPPOSED TC HE. 4 THE HIGH SCHOOL oBsERvER. worked very patiently to make the reception an enjoyable one and it is to be regretted that so very few Seniors and Juniors attended. Un- doubtedly the inclemency of the weather prevented a large number from being present. Perley B. Jones, formerly re- porter for the GBSERVER from the class of '97, has tendered his resig- nation to that paper, and will leave for New York April 5th, to take up a position as head-artist on the staff of the New York W'07'Za"s col- ored supplement. Mr. Jones is highly qualified for this work and under his skillful pen without doubt the "yellow kid" will wax yet more popular. Mr. Rolinson of Detroit, having organized a company for the aid of the Cuban patriots, left for Cuba last Monday, in company with Germond Graham, on the steamer "Two Friends." Mr. Graham is a highly esteemed member of the class of '97, and although only eighteen has already mastered the most intricate war tactics, having always had an inherent desire to attend the Annapolis Naval Academy, and having been a warm member on the Lansing football team. In his departure the Gov- ernor's Guards lose a valuable would-be member. .29 Poem Found on Physical Laboratory Black Board. " The light of day is fading, The darkness now appears, It seems that we've been trying Experiments for years. Each time we make a failure, We note the deepening shades, YVould no experiments there were For Senior youths and maids." The Junior Ex. The annual airing of the Jun- ors was given by the class of '98 at Baird's Opera House, March 26, 1896, after dark. The Junior EX. is not supposed to be kept a secret, so a few days previous to the last one, three posters were carefully pasted on the Downey House bill- boards announcing that such an event was about to take place. Consequently a large audience assembled. When the curtain went up at the beginning of the performance they perceived the president about to exhibit his wax doll which could walk, talk, and move its arms in two directions. This exhibition seemed to please the audience and a few applauded. Some other selections followed, between the renderings of which a couple of farces were perpetrated, and taking into consideration the fact that they were probably gotten up on the spur of the moment much credit was cast upon the participants. The latter part of the second farce, however, savored somewhat of previous practice. The outside talent was especi- ally enjoyable and the class, no doubt, amused the people to the best of their ability. Taking it all in all we think that the Junior EX. nearly, if not quite, equalled that of the Sophornores, and indeed the Juniors have much reason to be proud, and it is ap- parent that they are. .29 The revised edition of Mont- gomery's Rules of Order is out. AS SUPPOSED TO HE. THE HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVER. 7 ANSWERS T0 CORRESPONDENTS PERLEY: "No, the Encyclopw- dias give no other summer resorts except Bay View." BRUCE HOWE: HAS you in- ferred in your letter, it has been five years, we would say that we do not as a rule recommend long engagements. Yet under the cir- cumstances it may be allowablef' ZOE COOK: It is as you say, teachers should not get too per- sonal. We would advise that papa speak to him at once. GRACE FERLE: No, we do not consider you are under any obli- gation to make out reports for all the teachers. Fav SEELEV: Yes, you have a grand idea, and we would suggest that you patent your lemon squeezer at once. FRESHMEN: Yes, we think it would be a good plan for you to hold an EX. You might combine with the third or fourth grades and in that way get a greater number of participants of about the same size. CHRISTOPHER: There is no doubt but that you did just right. The Athletic Society has no need of the filthy lucre and it would be foolish to burden them with such stuff, and besides they recognize, or ought to recognize, that your losses from the benefit dances, have been severe. STEWART: We think it very ungrateful in your class not to have offered you the presidency again on your return, after what you have done for them, and we also think it very presumptuous in Mr. Hopkins to act in the arbitrary manner in which he did. FRESHMAN! We do not think you canjustly claim Mr. Lesher as a member of your class, as the Sophomores have got ahead of you and seem to have a copyright on him, we would advise you to look elsewhere. WILBUR, J.: You must be mis- taken, we can find no mention, not even in Audobon's works, of any bird called a crow-faced hawk. Perhaps what you meant was a Jay. MONTY: "Only summer resort girls wear their neckties at the back." R. WHEELER: In response to your inquiry in regard to the ora- torical contest, after much inves- tigation and research, we are ready to submit the following informa- tion: Mr. Jones' longest gesture was of tive minutes duration. He gave eight quotations and pointed to the flag twelve times. Turner's longest gesture was of five minutes duration. Hesitations three. References to the flag ten. Gestures forty-seven. Hayden, length of longest ges- ture 3.042 seconds. Number of gestures to flag was four. Reference to Cuba and Armenia seven times each. If the above can be of no use to you, we would advise that you pro- cure a copy of Seeley's " Platform, Pulpit and Stump," or Twenty Lessons in Eloquence. Price, in boards, 13c. In cloth, 26c. ,...,.-.n ,farm :Y ..-Y . .. , f2i'x fix-'N --. f' X.! J- H "0 X INN 'Til I ' x f I " , I If :QI 1,1 ., , Q May I+I.,s, I I 'fiiggf II IMI II 'RHI J ' V' +L, is VIII I"f-'IFIV XIVEI VI II" IR Q, I- I IIIIIIIIIIII- x'-'ff' -Y III K Mix 'YI"IAIIIIiI'..I' X AI. I .I I I III I I 'I I ,II I'II,I' 1 I'I II I III II I -3 I I W I I,I IV I I .I ,I -,II 'I XII ,, V III' xl ll I I I II I I, IIIIII' I f I III I I "I'II I III I If q ,I I 'II I I Ml 'QIIIII f ' I I I I! NIM II 4 IIIII I Ii' I ! IIIIMI l I II. II III P, l' I I W I I 'IIL fl I Ii' I IIII 'III MII I .II M W If X I ' II I W r I -I I I I I I I I I I 'I 3 I I I II III I :I I IK 51 : I II! IN II .U XII 4 ' WI .PI ' It I W X I RI KN MII mu I i ,fi??" f5Ia X SENIOR EX IITI fx? ' TX ,I X ,X I x If 17 - 'xx q ff- I 1 f :U X I4 X fI'II" X 'T1 f 15,05 I EA 1 Ivy," I K ' V V319 X25 I'I'-'U'1 6.4 , INN! 4,1 hy I' INN MI , ffp ' 'I' GI. -wx 9 fini it ' 1 A ,f ' wqfiir-'B' 1 ' ' is ,49'., .. ' If N Q.. ' 'Sf' 17 f xxx ' I ,f f , WILBUR JUDSON MARY DAVIS .IOSEPHINE OSBORN FAY SEELEY 1 1 r I ll iii President, - WILBUR .TUDSON Vice President, - MARY DAVIS Secretary, - .TOSEPHINE OSBORNE Treasurer, - FAY SEELEV The Seniors Class Yell '97, ,97, Rah, Rah, Res! Enenekonta Hepta, Philomatheis ! Class Colors: Violet and White. Class Motto: Philomatheis. Enough Said. Our Former Class Officers FRESHMAN YEAR President, - GEORGE A. FIELD Vice President, - - LOTTIE SMITH Treasurer, - FRANK MCKIBBEN Secretary, ALTA ANDREWS SOPHOMORE YEAR President, - FRANK MCKIBBEN Vice President, - - SUSIE DAVIS Treasurer, - CLAUDE CADY Secretary, - NORA COLEMAN JUNIOR YEAR President, lst Sem., - CLAUDE CADY President, 2d Sem., GEORGE A. FIELD Vice President, - CLARA GOWER Treasurer, - - - ERVY LAROSE Secretary, - - JUNE DAVIS ur unior x. The Junior Ex. of the class of '97 was given at Baird's Opera House March 26, 1896. It was a very successful entertainment, and one upon which we, as a class, may always look back with pride. Besides displaying our talent, it filled our treasury with one hundred and forty-ive dollars. PROGRAM PART I Overture-" The Golden Wand," - - - 7. P. Laurmdean M. E. S. S. ORCHESTRA. Greeting, --------- Oration -A Cause of Freedom, - - . - - Piano Duet-" Musician's Serenadej, ---- LOUISE ALSDORF and FLORENCE TURNEY. Declamation-Arternus Ward's Mormon Lecture, ---- Vocal Solo, ------ ANNA MACNEIL. Oration-Let There Be Light, ----- Music-" The Baltimore American," - V - M. E. S. S. ORCHESTRA. Greek Symposium SCENE-A room in Penelope's house. Penelope, Archon of the Feast, . ZOE COOK Sappho, a poetess, .... GRACE FERLE Praxinoe, a gossip, Aspasia, an elocutionist, . . ADA LYON Antigone, . . . Zantippe, ashrew, . . KATIIARINE SELLERS Entychis, , Alkestes, a scold, .... MAUD TRACY Attendant Gorgo, a gossip, .... ZoE FREEMAN S' Music-" Fletterwochef' --e-- M. E. S. S. ORCI-IEsTRA. Farce-"Aunt Cl1arlottc's Maid" CAST OF CHARACTERS Horatio Thomas Sparkins, an innocent young man, - - Major Volley, his father-in-law-to-be, - - Pivot, a lawyer, ---- Mrs. Pnddifoot, Horatio's aunt, Fanny Volley, Horatio's intended, Isomene, a musician, - CLARA GOWER GEORGE A. FIELD 'joseph Low C. - FORD PIATT Selecled HENRIETTA BETZ P. Burien . BESSIE RONAN . . MARY DAVIS . MINNIE BECKWITH . AGNES HAYDEN jCARL DARLING 1 DELLA KNIGHT H4010 ERVY LAKOSE MARK LUDNVICK - LELAND BRIGGS LOTTIE SMITH - BESSIE HURD Matilda, aunt Cl:1ar1otte's maid. - KATHERINE SELLERS kind +1 1 1 BESSIE RONAN- 2 FRANK MCKIBBIN- 'tLet me have a word or two." " An affable and courteous gentleman." 3 ARTHUR DODGE- " Thy boisterous locks have no worthy match." 4 BESSIE BEDFORD- " Alack so mischievous and yet so wise." 5 KATE MORSE- "A noble type of good." 6 WILL KNIGHT- 7 JOSEPHINE OSBORNE- t' The night is calm and cloudless t' There's mischief in this girl." And still as still can be." 8 LOUISE ALSDORF- " To laugh were want of goodness and of grace 9 BERT BAKER- And to be grave exceeds all pow'r of face." K' I value scienceg none can prize it moref' 10 JUNE DAVIS- " She is pretty to walk with, witty to talk 11 ROY CHAPIN- with and pleasant to think on." f'None but himself could be his equal." 12 MINNIE BECKWITH- " Blessed be M. A. C. if one does not have 13 RALPH HASTY- too much of it.', " He doth indeed show some sparks that are like wit." 14 ETTA KING- " Ay, every inch a king." 15 ARMEDA LANDON- "Whatever any one says or does, I must be good." 16 HENRIETTA BETZ- " Will you lay a wager with me ?" 17 LELAND BRIGGS- 18 BLANCHE BIRCHARD- "He is a base man "-irst base. " I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." 19 GEORGE FIELD - " It is strange so great an orator should be so sublime a poet." 20 MAMIE DELL- " Language was given us that we might say pleasant things to one another? 21 MARY DAVIS - 22 LENA WILSON- " Her air, her manners, all who saw admired." " Her voice is like a uightinga1e's." 23 BESSIE HURD- 24 MAUD TRACY- H Her bark is Worse than her bite," " In truth she is honest and gentle." v-1 v-4 oo .-4 O C I' F1 v-I Sl vm C C r'4 wr ..4 Ol gg xr, Y'4 rf ca ' 'f ox .-1 ,- f'D v-4 N T- r-4f'Y v-4 I MAY CAMPBELL- 2 GERMOND GRAHAM- " They always think who never talk." " How my achievements mock me." 3 MOLLIE WOOLHOUSE - 4 BRUCE HOWE- 'LSO womanly and so meek." " The man who seeks one thing in life and but one." 5 GRACE FERLE- " Dark eyes eternal soul of pride! Deep life of all that's true!" 6 RALPH MILLER- T BEDA TORNBLOM- "Labor conquers everything." " Thy brain contains 10,000 cells, In each some active fancy dwells," 8 MARTIN CLIPPERT- f' A good man and true." 9 BETH HUME- H I know tl1ou'rt full of love and honesty and weigh'st thy words before thou giv'st them breath." 10 WILL BAILEY- " One kiss before we part." ll LOUISE SHELDON- l2 FAY SEELEY- " There's little melancholy in her." " A knight of agriculture." 13 LOTTIE SMITH- 14 WILBUR JUDSON- " 'Tis better to be left, than 'L I know a hawk from a hand-saw never to have been loved." MARION LANG- " What sweet delight a quiet life affordsf' 15 16 STANLEY MONTGOMERY- " The next best thing to being witty one's self 17 MARY MORRISSEY- is to be able to quote anotber's wit." " A soul above triliesi' 18 ROBERT NORTHRUP- " A man resolved and steady to his trust." 19 CLARA GOWER- 'G Her very frowns are fairer far, Than smiles of other maidens are." 20 MAY FULLER- 'S A maiden never bold of spirit." 21 EVA BURDICK- 22 ZOE COOK- " Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low." " Graced with the power of words." FRANK RORK- SUSIE DAVIS- if Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit." " In her 'tis natural to please." Final rations Class of ,97 Lansing High School Assembly Room Destiny, - Slavery in Africa, The Preservation of Forests, - Music Convict Labor, The Every-Days of Life, Self-Culture, Music Liberty, - American Traits, Music What Shall Our Work Be? - Bert Baker Louise Alsdorf - Bessie Bedford - Leland Briggs Eva Burdick Minnie Beckwith Blanche Birchard - Will Bailey May Campbell The Initiative and Referendum, - ' - - Stanley Montgomery The Part That Women Have Played in History, - - Music A Noble Unrest, The Barriers of the Age, Music Life a Mosaic. Priestesses of Vesta. e Faces, - Music - Mamie Dell - Mary Davis Arthur Dodge - June Davis Mollie Woolhouse - - Zoe Cook Third Program, May 28 Boss and Emboss, - Some Phases of Education, Music The Changes of a Few Years, Do Trade Unions Benefit the Laborers? Pluck, -.-- Music Competition, - - The Beauty of Nature, - Is Life NVorth Living? Music .if Fourth Program, Iune 3 Music The Olympic Games. The Power of Language. - Beth Hume - May Fuller - Clara Gower Germond Graham - Bessie Hurd - Ralph Hasty Etta King George Field - Marion Lang Will Knight "The Making' of a MBIIVS Fortune Lies in His Own Hands,'i Mary Morrissey Compulsory Education, - Music " Beyond the Alps Lieth Our Italy," Modern Warfare, - - - Skepticism, V - - Parents Obey Your Children, Music Fifth Charles Sumner, - Wornan's Sphere, Character, - Music The Courage of Our Ancestors, Philanthropy, - - - The Jesuits, Music Heroes, - - A Lesson in Grammar, Music al Program, lime xr NOTE.-Members of the class whose names do not appear in the above lists are participants in Class Day or Commencement Programs. Frank McKibbin Arrneda Landon - Ralph Miller Josephine Osborne - Kate Morse - Roy Chapin Lena Wilson Frank Rork - Fay Seeley Beda Tornblorn Maud Tracy Robert Northrop Louise Sheldon In Memoriam Pearl Vogel Died October 16, 1895 Story of Book IV of the Ancid Within her heart a struggle then began, Unhappy Dido loved the God-like man, God-like he was in form, in speech, in face, His very bearing stamped him from that race. Continually she thinks of this, and of his fame, A valiant man, with such a noble name. Awhile she keeps her fierce emotions still, But love is conquering, though against her will, Until at last she to her sister goes And in her friendly ear pours out her woes. This stranger guest, who to our shores has come, From holy lineage surely must have sprung,- His every smile my quaking heart enchants, The first on whom Pd cast a second glance Since Sycaecus died. And now this Trojan man Excites my love, do whatsoe'er I can. Have I not vowed unmarried e'er to be? How can I longer from this passion flee? Before a single broken vow I know, May Great .love strike me to the shades below, I'll say, with help of .Tuppiter above, With dead Sycmcus still remains my love.' " Then Anna's words breathed pity for her strife. O, sister, dearer far to me, than life, Will you, my fair one, spend the coming years Mid lamentations wild, and useless tears? Think you lze wished or ever looked for this? Did he e'er say such sorrow was his wish? His vows unbroken now before you stand, To many suitors you've refused your hand, From far-off Tyre, and Afric's fertile land, Will you forever firm resistance give? Do you not know upon whose lands we live? The untamed races round us freely ride, And wars may rise with flowing crimson dyed, I do believe that Juno sent this Beet, And deemed that this your union should be meet The greatest glory you may cause to rise, And raise the Carthagenians to the skies, Delay the Trojans, while the sea rolls high, And unpierced clouds obscure the darkened sky." These words she speaks, and then their course they take And on the altars sacrifices make. But what avail are these to maddened minds? For in the offerings no peace she Ends, And undecided wanders through the town, Like frightened doe, by hunters most run down, She leads Eneas round the city wall, Points out with pride the turrets rising tall, Again at eve she seeks the banquet hall. And here she listens to the tale he tells, Which like naught else her fierce emotion quells, She Watches him, till the last cup he drains, And when he leaves, within the hall remains Upon the couch, from which his form has gone, Or else in fancy holds his lovely son. Now when Queen .T uno saw this loving pair She hurried through Olympus' holy air, And came to fairest Venus' heavenly home, And straightway told the reason she had come. You are right proud, if secretly you two, Have tricked one woman, weaker far than you, But let us both together rule the place, And both in harmony join race to race." Then Venus seeing through the trick, replied, The thing you ask for cannot be denied. If .love doth will that thus the fates shall be, Then let it happen, 'tis agreed with me." Juno then tells the plan they shall pursue And how effect the things they wish to do. Upon the morrow Dido leads the chase, Eneas at her side finds welcome placeg Awhile they hunt the dusty flying deer, When suddenly an awful storm draws near, Within a cave the leaders shelter seek, No longer Dido waits her love to speak, And just as Juno had it in her mind The lightning and the nymph's loud shouts combined Witnessed the marriage. Then Dame Rumor spread The story of the lives of ease they led. Until at last Iarbas chanced to hear Tidings which caused him mingled wrath and fear, Then as a suppliant to great .love he came, And called aloud the father's sacred name. With earnest prayer he sought for vengeance sure, Upon the fair one, he could not secure. Shall we who reverence your holy name, And owned the land before this woman came Be forced to see her wed this man we hate? Will not the gods such sacrilige abate, And drive away Eneas ere too late?" Now Jupiter had heard the good man's prayer And Mercury was sent through boundless air, Who poised awhile on Atlas' glistening snow And then plunged headlong to the world below. He saw Eneas planning mansions tall, And in his listening ear let .love's words fall. Why tarry as a slave to woman's love When all the gods are watching thee above? If not your own, at least for your son's sake Hasten away, and further voyage take. For you Hesperia waits, why longer stay? Come get your men and hurry on your wayf' He spoke, then quickly vanished in the air, Prlneas stood amazed, with rising hair, Then went his way the voyage to prepare. He wondered oft the best way he might go, In order that the jealous queen might know Naught of the preparations he had made, And so two parts the pious man well played. But what from loving women can be kept? She knew his secret e'er she ever slept, And feared the worst, though everything seemed well She forced Eneas, summoned straight, to tell If he had sought to slyly leave the shore To leave the land, nor see Elissa more? ZEneas answered, that he could not stay, A god had summoned him, he must away. Yet Carthage should not fear the Trojan race, Or e'en be jealous of their new found place. Trojans have rights which even you must know You cannot, should not stop them if they go." Then Dido cursed with ever rising ire And swore to follow him with fire, She prayed that on the hidden rocks he'd sink, And deep the cup of retribution drink. Then did Ailneas feel sad feelings rise And dares not even cast on her his eyes, But quickly leaves, again to join his friends, And making ready, every moment spends. But Dido, pale and white, with trembling lips, Sends Anna with a message to his ships. She asks Eneas if he will but wait Till she is able to endure her fate. But proud Eneas scorns her every plea, And makes all ready to put out to sea. The light of day is hateful, and the sky, Dido determines that she can but die, All things she sees are with sad mem'ries frought By death alone can her release be bought. The hated world must soon be left behind, If only Anna will not read her mind. She tells her sister to erect a shrine In manner told by prophetess divine, Who knows just how the throbbing heart to still, And frees the care filled minds of Whom she will. Upon a funeral pyre there shall be placed His sad mementos soon to be effaced. Anna unknowing, builds her sister's pyre And makes it ready for the funeral fire, And then Queen Dido with her hair unbound Scatters the broken grain upon the ground, And calls upon the gods with pleading cries, And seeks, herself, their blessing ere she dies- No sleep will come to Dido's weary breast, She cannot hope enjoy the longed for rest, Her waking thoughts surge through her restless brain Shall she a queen, seek suitors once again? Or shall she follow the retreating fleet, And throw herself in anguish at the Trojan's feet She now regrets the course she soon must take, And in her aching heart sad thoughts awake. Meanwhile 1Eneas on the tall ship stands, All things had been prepared by willing hands. At last he slept. Then came a form he knew Who gave him Juppiter's commands to go. Eneas hurried from his troubled sleep, And furled the sails to seek the briny deep. But, when sad Dido saw the fleet depart, Rage Hlled her mind and e'en consumed her heart. One last, hard curse she flings upon the air, And then in anguish tears her golden hair. She sends her nurse to bring her sister there, Then while the nurse is absent on her quest, She mounts the funeral pyre with heaving breast, One moment, just for tears and thoughts, she stops, And then upon the well-known couch she drops. Must I die unavenged? " she sadly said, Yet will I die, if none avenge my head. Let these my flames be seen far out at sea, Let proud Eneas take bad luck, from me." Then terror stricken did her servants look, They saw her when the glistening sword she took, They saw her fall, and saw the crimson flood Burst forth, and dye her trembling hands with blood. Then loud the wail of anguish mounted high, And with loud shouts was shook the vaulted sky. Her sister heard and frenzied rushed along, And weak with fright ran in among the throng. Was it for this," she cried, "For this was built This pyre on which your ebbing blood is spilt? Did you deceive me, who your sister art, O, why should this hour tear us both apart? Would that your fate had met us bollz, today, This sword, this death, had taken us away." With these sad words she clasped her sister's form And strove to staunch the flowing tide, so warm, But all in vain, her breath was failing fast, And each gasp seemed as if her very last. Then Juno, from her royal throne on high, Sent Iris, down a rainbow, from the sky, To set the struggling spirit free to go, E'er Proserpine could send the soul below, And Iris took her place at Dido's head, To cut the lock, an offering of the dead. This lock to Pluto will I quickly bearf' She said, and with the right hand cut the hair. This done, sweet Didols life dissolved in air. GEO. A. FIELD Baccalaureate rogram At Plymouth Congregational Church, Sunday Evening, Iunc 13, 7:30 O clock Organ Voluntary Quartette Hymn Scripture Reading Anthem Prayer Solo: Voices of the Angels - - - Sermon: Subject-'fTl:ie Alchemy of Induencef' Prayer Hymn Beuediction Postlude Organ Geo. H. Van Buren Rev. E. B. Allen Class Banquet Ar K, O. T. M. Hall, Iune Ig, i897 "We sit to chat as well as eat Just sit and sit, and eat and eat." MENU Chicken Pates with Mushrooms Sandwiches, Assorted Salmon Salad Waferg Olives Pickles Ice Cream Cake Cocoa Our Successors The Oracle . oasts STANLEY MONTGOMERY, Toastmaster "Had: ye! Hark ye, to his father's son? . . . . . . "Tutored in rudiments of many desperate studies." 't Master! Master! news, old news, and such news as you never heard L. H. S. The Fin de Siecle Girl . Music Athletics In Memoriam The Boys Music The Faculty Ninety-Seven Ooh Rah! Ooh Rah! Wah! Pah! Sahl Lansing High School Rah! Rah! Rah! "It would talk, Lord! how it woul XVe are the People That make things ring d talk.', L'A-N'S-I-N'G, Lansing. "The tender grace of a day that is Will never come back to me. aa dead, "How little man is, yet, in his own rnind how great." Remembering thee, I blend olden teacher, present friend. " Philomatheisf' Mary Davis Ralph Hasty of." Mr. Smith Arthur Dodge Mr. Harriman Mr. Hickey Clara Gower Josephine Osborne June Davis Roy Chapin George Field Class Day Plymouth Congregational Church, Iune 14, Invocation . . President's Address . . Vocal Solo-"Love Go Hang" PROGRAM Miss Bosley Miss Steadm an, Accompaniszf Class History Class Poem . . Vocal Solo-"Good Night " Class Prophecy Miss Bosley 1897 Rev. C. F. Swift Wilbur Judson F. Wernw' . Grace Ferle Bessie C. Ronan C!za5. Denuec Henrietta Betz Commencement Exercises At Baird's Opera House, Wednesday Evening, Iune 16, ,97 at 8 O'clock PROGRAM Chorus: Stars ofthe Summer Night, - Smart Invocation Chorus - - - - School Children Oration: "Our Noble Inheritance," - F. Bruce Howe Oratiun: 'fThe Persistence of Truth," - Miss Lottie Smith Lullaby. Our Little Folks Address, - - - Rev. W. H. Osborne Piano Solo: Tarantelle, Chapin, -4-- Miss Nellie Hasler Presentation of Diplomas by President of Board of Education, - A. R. Hardy Chorus: Bells of Aberdovey-Welsh Air - Venables America Benediction WW. Y Y. 4 ,LV ,. Y Win' 7777- F The Book of Chronicles SEPT. 10, 1893.-And it came to pass that on this day, the vast mul- titude of Freshmen, called together at the Shrine of Youth, did take unto themselves a name and they went forth, and the people called them the class of '97. SEPT. 4, 1894.-And lo, and behold, after journeying a twelve rnonth, the class took up their abode in the Land of the Sophornores, where they tarried many days. SEPT. 3, 1895.-Now when the 3d day of the 9th month was come, they beheld the army of the Juniors, but lo, the host fled before them and they entered the gates with rejoicing. MARCH 26, 1896.-And in these days there happened a great festivals and the people gathered from the East, and from the West, even from DeWitt, and they paid much shekels and beheld, and marveled greatly thereat. APRIL 10.-And there arose a mighty chief, Ludwick, from among the Juniors who waxed valiant in battlef and slew two Seniors with his jaw-bone. SEPT. 7.-And on this day Cole did lead out the football team against the tribe from the college. They were encompassed round about, howbeit our men did lack of practice, and their doom was writ- ten thus, 8 to 0. SEPT. S.-And it happened they were Seniors. SEPT. 21.-And it came to pass that the tribe of '97 did meet and choose for themselves mighty chiefs, and did appoint their scribes for the GRACLE. SEPT. 24.-And behold the ORACLE Board did meet and did think much.I if Junior0Ex. T Oratorical Contest of "J6. 43 Talk much. SEPT. 29.-And lo, a Senior damsel, which is called Cook, did appear in strange attiref' for the 1 skies did pour forth rain. SEPT. 00.-And on the morrow Enoch raised his x voice and said unto Chapin and Monte, H Depart from . hence." And they left the landf rejoicing. rhetorical scroll, and the Seniors went about in sack- cloth and ashes. 3 OCT. 5.-And on this day, ,there appeared the s incur' mg OCT. 6.-Then did that Miss Gower come forth If before the assembly, clad in the first new style waist. OCT. 6.-And on the same day Paul stood before them and he lifted up his voice saying 'K Paul stood in the midst of Mars Hill, etc." OCT. 7.-And in these times the Philistines I took upon themselves a white elephant,S and did appoint its keeper. OCT. 8.-And lo, Enoch raised his voice in songs of praise. OCT. S.-Then it happened that the Senior girls according to covenant did wear their hair hanging plaited anoint- ed with bay rum and Wound in the colors of the tribe And in the tenth month which 1S to say October and on the ninth day of the month, evil reportsH came forth, and there was wailing and gnashing of teeth among the Seniors OCT 10 And Paul together with the football team, did Journey to a far ' V i l ,all KM 4? X X SENIOR or L eil a s 3 1 , 'fi T i fill . ,-:. Q , : - ,ii lf ifgllg. . . , A1 ,X I 'iii ' , Y A .1 -1 ' X X . 9 ,zfyf I X X- J .. . ,- y d L r T fr, . Q 1, 1+ c' 1 is - ll., 'uf .1 f f . i i 1 l. irl B . . .' , ll' if "1 off land, which is called Jackson, and were sore defeated, for was it not written in the records 12-4? and on the morrow Paul bore witness to the fact that they fought gloriously. OCT. 17.-And on this day they journeyed to the city of Olivet, and W Bicycle suit. 1' Physical laboratory. I Hebrew Juniors. 5 The Observer. ll Report cards. Enoch 'ourne ed with them, and the were sore disma ed, for the ame J Y Y Y 8 was not theirs, and the score was written 22 to 6. . f K OCT. 19.-And then there appeared among the Levites, their chief, and he wore signs of Li strife. Qx N. D l "T" X? 'fl gm, OCT. 20.-And on this day Mr. Smith is X X X A j Ni.. spoke unto the people and made known unto them a great gathering X which should come ' G 2 5 - L f r , My X 'L about. Q X W, OCT. 22.-And on this day they did assem- i Ml ble from the uttermost parts of the nation ,fftrfii priests from the forty-six tribes. And lo, they were divided among themselves and each part did choose for themselves meeting places, and did select two rulers to present to the people. OCT. 27.-And it came to pass that the chosen High Priests did address the multitude from the steps of the temple. OCT. 29.-Lo, a wise manf from the East did give a discourse for the people. NOV. 3.-And on the third day of the month great consternation arose among the hordes of the Gold Democrats and the Silverites for the multitude did make as their choice the rulers of the Gold Repub- licans. NOV. 6.-The Green Elephant did appear among the people for the first time. Nov.14.-On this day the iirst assembly of the tribe of the Levites did meet. Nov. 24.-And now that the 24th day was come the Levites did begin to enrage the multitudesji and did continue until the 23d day of the third month. Nov. 30.-And it came to pass that on this day Samsong did cut his locks and forthwith the football season did close. DEC. 18.-And lo, a scribe of '96 did come forth and did bring two 5FPolit1ca1co11vent1o11. r Prof. Boone. i Orate. 5 Cole. graven images of Columbus and Shakespeare and she gave them over to the people and the people were much rejoiced. FEB. 13.-And lo, the scribes for the first time did come to counsel in an upper room? MAR. 1.-And the plague which was . rife in the land did smite Enoch and he was sore afflicted. N X MW ff INIAR. 3.-Then came Montgomery, and at the back there appeared his en- signa, which is to say his cravat. t ! FEB. 26.-And it was now evening, 555:25 and there appeared those from a tribe at ! the south. of ,the Philistines, who held ifjfffjf jj7V7!,,.7f,7!,,fi:, .NN high carn1val.T ' f W f f f f '116 .M -Ex fl .wif 'iii fi gf ,l:I,I ','lLl'f ,! jimi' ly. ' 1 ii t? iii ,YY IA- -'If . 'fr f 1 1 ' ff ff f , Y X - f 1 life cjywx A MAY 26.-And on the evening of this day a vast multitude assembled at the amphitheater to witness the festivitiesl of the Philistines. MAY 26.-And the judges did meet the chosen nine and were sore defeated. MAY 28.-eThe word came to the tribe of the Freshmen that the Levites would give ear to their words of wisdom concerning Memorial Day. MAY 29.-This day the stalwart champions did strive together in all manner of manly sports to the great joy and ediiication of much onlook- ers. Most especially did '98 excel. JUNE 4.-And lo, at the third hour, Paul said to the eight and forty strong men of the people, " Awake, awake, put on thy strength." And they gave heed to his word and journeyed to the East to match their strength with that of the people round about. JUNE 5.-On the evening ofthe 5th day the strong men came to their own land amid much rejoicing, for they bore with them the rich trophies of silver and gold,-and they did cry in the streets all night. 404 Hollister Block. tSophomore Ex. ilunior Ex. JUNE 8.-And Enoch commanded the Levites saying, " Hearken, for on the morrow, thou shalt perform wondrous things, which, having done, bring unto me that ye may be rewarded. JUNE 10.-And Paul stood before the multitude and in solemn words presented unto them a monument? and immediately James arose, came forward and made answer unto him saying, U We thank thee, O Paul, for this emblem, which thou hast bestowed upon us," and there arose great rejoicing among the multitude. N I z ' E, Q11 4' ff, f ,, 1 g f 5' - R434 L If gag z ' .W ff 1 v mf : T ' Z lx ,J , I W Q 1 X 1 31 gl 4:51 . ' ' -xx In f S- 7' Y, A . SSE f- 4251 :n i Z 5 g 'i 1' 7' jd V ff- 'ef SQ.. , ' I K: ,IW :Ji-Z 5-at ff' And the same day the Levites did contend with their enemies and vanquished them 13 to 6. JUNE 11.-Here endeth the dis- courses of the Levites, who, having taught the people, journeyed to other lands. .TUNE 14.-Then did Bailey go forth and he slew the monster, and there was peace from thenceforth in the land of the Levites. THE LAST WEEK. SUNDAY, JUNE 13.-Baccalaure- ate sermon. MONDAY, JUNE 14.-Class day. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16.--Com- mencement exercises. THURSDAY, JUNE 17.fe-Picnic at Grand Ledge. FRIDAY, JUNE 18.--Senior banquet. SATURDAY, JUNE 19.--The End. Trophy Cu p. Graduates Ella Louise Alsdorf, L Ralph G. Hasty, E Bert J- Baker, E Fayette Bruce Howe, E Leland C. Briggs, E Wilbur Judson, S Henrietta Betz, E William Rockwell Knight, S William James Bailey, E Henrietta King, L Anna Blanch Birchard, E Minnie Estella Beckwith, S Bessie Bedford, E Eva Ilione Burdick, L Roy D. Chapin, E Esther May Campbell, L Zoe Alice Cook, S Charles Arthur Dodge, S Mary Cordelia Davis, E J une Louise Davis, E Mamie Wilhelmina Dell, L Grace Ferle, L Alice May Fuller, S George Albert Field, L Germond Albertus Graham, E Clara Alice Gower, L Armeda Landon, L Marion McDonald Lang, C Kate Mary Morse, S Mary Alice Morrissey, E Frank Barnes McKibbin, S Ralph Charles Miller, L Stanley Dudley Montgomery, E Robert S. Northrup, S Josephine Osborne, L Frank C. Rork, E Bessie Cotter Ronan, L Louise R. Sheldon, L Lottie Lee Smith, C Fayette M. Seeley, E Maude Etta Tracy, L Beda Marie Tornblom Berenice Ingersoll Hurd, E Emmalena Wilson, S Beth Hume, C Mollie Elinor Woolhouse, C Excelsior The peals of bells were ringing loud, As through a noisy, gathering crowd, There passed a youth with face aglow, And through the open door did go, A Freshman. His face was young, his pants Were short He looked like many of his sort. A three-foot rule he scarce could span, And yet he Was a coming man, This Freshman. A year has passedg we see him now Taller in form, with nobler brow. The vim and force which once he had Has partly left the growing lad, A Sophomore. The large assembly room's his ground, And here hard toiling can be found In building Cwsar's bridge on Rhine, And looking for a social time, This Sophomore. Time Wheels along its endless course, The Soph's exams are passed perforceg His active zeal for Work is spent, On only dancing is he bent, The Junior. The paper Wads are sent amain, Gft striking Holmes with fatal aim. He footballs when the day is done. Ah! Surely you have guessed this one! A Junior. And now he holds the topmost round, With wit and humor doth abound. The acme of perfection he, Adored by all the other three, A Senior. The Senior Lit is blessed with him, In fact, he's strictly in the swim. The time is near when he'll be free, And yet he's thankful he can be A Senior. The banquet's o'er, the last die cast, Out from the schoolhouse he has passed The teachers still his friendship claim, And ever speak with praise his name, Alumnus. One span of life is now gone through. I-Ie's starting out on number two. The banner that he raises high Well makes to all the same reply, Excelsior. LY". I A ,zf , ,,,.. .'2:-2.., 4 K , ,.- ,. dy 1 , f x M I f , fl' VI, X 1 X X ,M W 10,115 541- fv " 5 :1 Z k' Al ,Q f V 'P l' " , H, , . U ' N- x U , 1 ' X ' fI'.f.,-'Lfs-.ff-. ' w y .f rl ,f , Fig? Y W X ' U 1 fa 4-fffi " " 'z ' f , WW ' N, I V 7-1 f f fl 'Win -' ' ,. A 177 YW . x s -1,2 ff ,ii ' -Q - ff w W V 531 A , mx ,f , fi-345 ' A wzai-15 -HL iffxwf 1 fmmisfhi. X 11 A, gf 'M QW ,w w K, - 'Q 3421,-hegg1-1'E?',, ! -si -f:3j" :?2'f ' -1-Y , fl ? igizlf--snr: 'f1 - J 'i?if?? W - f "?'i5'1 A J . 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Bement 8: Sons, manufacturers, Lansing Jason E. Nichols, lawyer, - ------ Lansing Mrs. Minnie Hartness, nee Cameron, - - - Lansing Mrs. Emma J. McGee, nee Jenne, Benzonia, Michigan Burton Harris, physician, - - - North Lansing Mary L. Shine? Class of 1875 Mrs. Florence Judd, nee Harris, - - - Cleveland, Ohio Kate B. Mack, teacher, - - - - - Lansing Class of 1876 Alice Frary, - - - - - - - Lansing Mrs. Bettie Brown, nee Sutlitf, - Somerset, Michigan Ella Stedman, - - - Santa Barbara, California Mrs. Lucy Parmelee, nee Hunter? Mrs. Fannie Nichols, nee Jones, - ---- Lansing 4' Deceased. Class of 1877 CHAS. A. SANFORD, Superintendent. Mrs. Mary Rowe, nee Sheridan, - - Theron North, superintendent of schools, Class of 1879 Mrs. Bell Breck, nee Dart, - - - Mrs. May Walker, nee Wolcott, Mrs. Franc Edwards, nee Dart, - Mrs. Hattie Bradley, nee Haze, Esther Stedman, - - - Mrs. Edith Kendell, nee Budington, - Class of 1880 Carrie M. Osborn? - - Mason, Michigan - Dansville, Michigan - Lansing - - Lansing - Salt Lake City - - - - Lansing Santa Barbara, California - - - - Lansing Lucy D. Cowles, bookkeeper, - Lansing Mrs. Ida Watson, nee Case, Detroit Millie Bingham, teacher, - - Jackson Class of 1881 Corinna B. Gleason, teacher, - - - - Lansing Mrs. Eliza B. Beamer, nee Hinman, - - Lansing Lewis F. Esselstyn, missionary, - - - Teheran, Persia Mrs. Kate Kedzie, nee Marvin, teacher of music, - - Lansing Mrs. Joie Johnson, nee Smith, - - Carrie O. Lott? Class of 1882 Mrs. Lena Broas, nee Bertch, - - Maude Cannell, Chicago University, - - Detroit - - Bay City - - Chicago, Illinois Mrs. Emma Chittenden, nee Campbell, - Santa Barbara, California Mrs. Etta Green, nee De Lamarter, - Mrs. Julia Lathers, nee Everett, Charles Everett, student, - - Mrs. Jennie Prudden, nee Whitney, Mrs. Carrie French, nee French, Mrs. Nella Beardsley, nee Root, S Deceased. Albuquerque, New Mexico - - Near Detroit - - Ann Arbor - - - Lansing - Agr. College, Corvallis, Oregon - Lawrence, Kansas Class of 1883 DAVID HOWELL, Superintendent Mrs. Nellie Baldwin, nee Osband, ---- Grand Rapids Mrs. Carrie Tuthill, nee Berridge, - - Grand Rapids Ida RObiI1S, ---- - Butte City, Montana Cassie McClure, teacher, - - - - Detroit Mrs. Orah Emery, nee Glaister, - - - - Lansing Mrs. Jessie Worthington, nee Ward, - - South Haven, Michigan Class of 1884 John J. Bush, traveling salesman, - Lansing Charlotte Earle, kindergarten teacher, - - - Chicago Jennie B. Green, ----- - - Lansing Mrs. Inez Smith, nee Smith, - Little Falls, N. Y. Mrs. Adah Vlfeed, nee Aber, - - Dover, Massachusetts Class of 1885 Robert Edmonds, Hrm of J. W. Edmonds' Sons, - Lansing Roy Jones, reporter on " State Republican," - Lansing Charles W. Cannell? Mrs. Bettie Loranger, nee Dayton? Mrs. Rose Jenness, nee Esselstyn, - Bay City Mrs. Jennie Kirby, nee Gillett, - - Lansing Mrs. Bernice Stitt, nee Byam, - Grand Rapids Letitia Foster, teacher, - - - - - Lansing Helena Dyer, clerk of State Library, - - Lansing Alice F. Carrier, teacher, - - - - - Lansing Grant S. Rowe, journalist, - - - Milford, Michigan Robert J. McEuen, Supt. of Public Schools, - Wayne, Michigan Mrs. Emma Breisch, nee Cushing, - - - - Lansing Mrs. Kate Turner, nee Burdick, - Webberville, Michigan Mrs. Henrietta Woodruff, nee Moots, - - DeWitt, Michigan Class of 1886 Mrs. May Esselstyn, nee Huston, missionary, Teheran, Persia Stanley L. Otis, ------- - Lansing Mrs. Margaret Thorns, nee Waller, - Lansing 1' Deceased. Ernest Sellers, crockery merchant, Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Blanche Stroup, nee Carmer, - Maud McMills, nee Baker, - Mae Seward, nee Hamilton, - Edith Kebler, nee Christopher, Nellie Browning, nee Lewis, - - - Nevada, Iowa Perrinton, Michigan LaCross, Wisconsin - - Toledo, Ohio - - - Lansing - Zanesville, Ohio Mrs. Bessie Bentley, nee Stephenson, - Omaha, Nebraska Ida Hustan, teacher, - ' ' ' ' Lansing Allen Thompson, mechanic, - - - Lansing George Bartholomew, architect, - - New York, N. Y. Mrs. Nellie Greeley, nee Cory, - - - Chicago Class of 1887 Mrs. Bertha E. Baker, nee Robson, - Lansing Jessie Robson, teacher, - - - - Lansing Eugenia M. Robson, - - - Lansing Antoinette E. Robson, teacher, - Lansing Dwight J. Robson, - - Detroit Hannah McHenry, teacher, - Lansing Kittie Holbrook, - - - - Lansing Mary Mann, clerk, - - - Lansing Will Bartholomew, journalist, ' - ' - Lansing Bert Johnson, druggist, - - Mrs. Myrtie Skinner, nee Baker, - Marion Weed, teacher, - Ida Tobias, - - - May Williams, teacher, - - Lulu Conn, teacher, - - - Mrs. Sadie Edmonds, nec Conley, - Inez L. Abbott, teacher, - - K. Marion, music teacher, Class May Clarkft Robert Holmes, music store, - Mrs. Anna Dickson, nee Smith, V May McKibbin, teacher, - - 'F Deceased. - Middleville, Michigan - - ' Lansing Grand Rapids - Near Lansing - Lansing - Lansing - - - Lansing - Escanaba, Michigan - - - - Jackson of 1888 Lansing Detroit Lansing Glen Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Chaprnan, state editor of " Detro Mamie Loveday, nee Boosinger, May Bristol, nee Kittle, - Mollie S. Dodge, use Wilson, Bessie R. Bradner, nee George, Edith Keyes, nee West, - - Grace Prentiss, nee Cowles, Herbert L. Robson, traveling salesma Minnie Sears, bookkeeper, - - May Mrs. Mrs. Wagner, teacher, - - n,- Florence Church, nee Humphrey, Abbie Pickett, nee Lyon, - Myrtle Hungerford, stenographer, Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Class of 1889 Blanche Wood, nee Aber, - Banie Edwards, nee Elder, - Zade Molitor, nee Spencer, - Flora Rice, reporter for "State Republican," Mrs. Neenah Edmonds, nee Jones, Mrs. Margaret Bartholomew, nee Cahill, Mrs. Mabel Riley, nee Sears, - Cora Hoes, teacher, - Fanny Oviatt, - - - - Mrs. Minnie Johnson, nee Marshall, Arthur Church, clerk Wheelbarrow Works, Earl Mead, architect, ---- Nellie Carr, stenographer, - - Mrs. Fanny Crandall, nee Cowles, - Hattie Hasty, ---- Frank Hall, reporter U Plain Dealer," Frank Decke, lawyer, - - - Jasper Davis, city engineer, - Mrs. Mrs. Mabel Seage, nee Plummer? Esther Stoner, nee Conn, Inez Gilbert, ---- Jennie Smith, returned missionary t if Deceased. it Tribune," ., - - Detroit East Jordan, Michigan - - - Detroit Springfield, Ohio - - - Lansing Gunnisonville, Michigan - - - Lansing Lansing - Lansing - Lansing - Reno, Nevada Leslie, Michigan - - Chicago - - - Chicago - Buchanan, Michigan - - - Lansing - Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing - Cleveland - Chicago - Lansing - Near Lansing - - - Lansing o Burmah, - Hornby, New York Cedar Springs Mrs. Mary Hayden, nee Cady, - Mrs. Edna Waldo, nec Ward, - Class of Arthur Schultz, teacher, - Catherine Long, - - - - Frank Meyers, traveling salesman, Will Beamer, John Golt 8: Sons, Mrs. Blanche Whitlock, nee Garlock, Cora E. Aldrich, teacher, - - Lottie Aldrich, teacher, - - Mrs. Lizzie Gibbs, nee O'Connor, Mrs. Maude Harmon, me Hickey, 1890 Class of 1891 - Tacoma, Washington Grand Ledge, Holt - Wacousta Michigan , Michigan California Lansing Chicago Michigan Michigan Cedar Springs, , Michigan - - Atlanta, Ga. - - - Durand WALTER H. CHEEVER, Superintendent Mrs. Laura Herrick, nec Bailey, ------ Lansing Frank Coleman, farmer, - - Chelsea Charles W. Foster, law student, - - Lansing Hattie L. Lawrence, stenographer, - Lansing James McHenry, ---- - Lansing Mrs. Fred Williams, nee Parmelee, - Lansing Marietta Price? Mrs. Lena Dunn, nee Simon, - - Chicago Myrta Taylor, teacher, - Holt, Michigan Cornelia Wardwell, teacher, - Lansing Etta Wilbur, teacher, - - Lansing Flora E. Wolf, teacher, - - Lansing Mrs. Marion Ross, nec Woodworth, - Lansing Julia Nagel, bookkeeper, - - - - Detroit Mrs. Lois B. Lewis, 1zeeRowe, Bangor, Wales Class of 1892 Harry J. Bond, office of county treasurer, - Mason, Michigan J. Howard Bement, E. Bement 85 Sons, - - Lansing J. Earl Brown, lawyer, - - - Bay City if Deceased. Gail H. Chapman, - - - - - Lansing Geo. Edward Dean, bookkeeper, - Pittston, Pennsylvania Anna Dickerman, teacher, - - New Haven, Connecticut Geo. Edward Foerster, lawyer, ---- Lansing Jennie Brown, clerk, - Lansing Carrie F. Gleason, teacher, ---- - Lansing Jennie A. Humphrey, ----- Lansing John M. Hertel, staff of "St. Louis Chronicle," St. Louis Mrs. Martin McNeil, nee Kelso, ---- - Lansing Mina Leadley, - - - - - - Lansing Beatrix Mary, clerk postoflice, - - - Lansing Lewis C. Sleeper, - - - - Pentwater, Michigan Mary Pugh, ----- - New York City Frances E. Harlock, teacher, - - - - Alma, Michigan Carl Jones, pastor Congregational church, - - Pinkney, Michigan Class of 1893 Edwin Bement, student, - - - Ann Arbor Blanche Boosinger, - - Lansing Clara Bailey, teacher, - Lansing Ivaletta Boice, student, - Ann Arbor Mary Bailey, teacher, - Lansing Orma Butler, student, - Ann Arbor Amos Everett, student, - Ann Arbor Oceana Ferry, teacher, Near Detroit Anna Fisher, - - Lansing Nettie Gardner, - Lansing Gertrude Humphrey, - - - - Lansing Will Hornberger, clerk postoffice, - Lansing Harriett Hull, student, - - - Ann Arbor Robert Larned, student, - Ann Arbor Charlotte McCallum, - Lansing J eane McKibbin, - - - Lansing Schuyler Olds, student, - - Ann Arbor Mrs. Cora Moore, nee Peabody, - - Lansing Winnifred Sunderlin, student, Olivet John Morrissey, ball player, Lansing Ml. ' Deceased. Class of 1894 CHARLES O. HOYT, Superintendent Mrs. Josie Maloy, nee Appleyard, - Florence Abbott, student, - - Henry Ballard, clerk in postoftice, Mrs. Jessie Singlehurst, nee Ballard, Mina Cook, ----- Harry Case, - - Louise Eichler, clerk, - - Mrs. Nellie Walsh, nec Gongwer, - Belle Gensterbloom, - - - John Hoag, student, - Lansing Ann Arbor - Lansing - Lansing - Lansing - - - Lansing - - - Lansing - St. Ignace, Michigan - Ingersoll, Michigan - - Kalamazoo Grace Hagadorn, student, - Albion Mary Humphrey, clerk, - - Lansing Harry Lewis, - - Lansing Grace Lemon, clerk, - Lansing Faye Lawrence, clerk, - Lansing Anna Long, - - - Lansing Mabel Main, - - - Lansing Frank Merwin, printer, - Lansing Rebecca McCallum, - - - Lansing Harley Newman, - - Albuquerque, New Mexico Burda Northrop, ---- Lansing Fannie Nichols, ---- Lansing Frank Presley, - Lansing Florence Porter? Mattie Randall, teacher, - - Lansing Grace Robson, ------ - Lansing Nina Robson, student Cook County Normal, - Chiqagg Edith Sellers, teacher, - - - - Lansing Dewey Seeley, student, - - - M. A. C. Ruth Shatlk, - - - Lansing Eva Ward, teacher, - - - Reed City Class of 1895 Charles Barringer, ----- - Lansing Maud Bishop, student, - - Alma ,F Deceased. Florence Bissell, - - - Lansing Bessie Keller, nee Bolter, ---- Delhi Guy Brownson, collector, " State Republican," - Lansing Glen Clement, S. P. Lantz's laundry, - - Lansing Edgar Cooley, student, - - - - Ann Arbor Sadie Cooper, - - - Lansing Clara Davis, - Lansing Belle DeVore, - - - Lansing YVillian:1 Dickerrnanfk Frank Diehl, student, - - - - - Ann Arbor Mrs. Lizzie Cranston, nee Everett, - Onondaga, Michigan Ida Foerster, ----- - Lansing Ralph Garlick, insurance agent, - Lansing Don Gleason, clerk, ---- - Lansing Lida Havens, student, Business College, Lansing Belle Hopkins, clerk, ---- - Lansing Sophia Hornberger, - Lansing Ida Mae Huffman, clerk, - - Lansing NVilliarn Hurd, student, M. A. C. Ernest Jessop, - - - Lansing Fred Larned, clerk, - Lansing Grace Marshall, ------ - Lansing Robert McKirn, trirnrner, Lansing Wagon Works, Lansing Cassius Mishler, Mishler Sz Ewing, - - - Lansing Lotie Newell, - ---- South Bend Myrtie Salspaugh, Lansing Lillian Schwartz, - - Lansing Marguerite Scranton, - Lansing Effie Suylandt, teacher, A - - Lansing Carrie Urquhart, - - Lansing Clinton Ward, student, - Ann Arbor Henry Weigrnan, salesman, - Holt Florence Wilson, teacher, - Lansing William Zeigler, clerk, Lansing Mi.- Deceased. Class of 1896 Grace Alsdorf, - - - - Glen L. Abbott, - - Louis L. Appleyard, student, Lena A. Bailey, - - Lucelia D. Baker, - - - - B. Elizabeth Barringer, - - - Frank H. Bement, E. Bement Sz Sons, Austin F. Burdick, clerk, - - Harry A. Burnett, - Minnie A. Bush? F. Eloise Chambers, teacher, Nellie B. Clark, - - Olive E. Clement, student, - Halla C. Cooke, teacher, - William J. Cook, - - Arthur H. Dail, student, - Mae F. Donnelly, - - - Catherine E. Dubois, teacher, - Mamie E. Ellis, teacher, - Nella A. Evans, - - William T. Fulton, - Walter S. Foster, student, Coral R. Havens, - - - Florence Hedges, post-graduate, - Pearl Hill, ---. Claude S. Humphrey, clerk, M. Pearle Howe, - - - Inez C. Higgins, - - - Virginia E. Lodholz, teacher, - M. Maude Larose, - - - Isabelle L. McI-Ienry, - - Thomas M. Marshall, student, , Bertha E. Malone, student, - Sylvia M. Newman, student, Margaret E. Powers - - Harriet I. Robson, - "' Deceased. Lansing - Lansing M. A. C. - Lansing Lansing - Lansing - - - Lansing Webberville, Michigan - - - Lansing Lansing - Lansing - Ann Arbor - Lansing - Lansing - Ann Arbor - Lansing - Stockbridge - Leslie, Michigan - Lansing - Lansing - Ann Arbor - Lansing - L. H. S. Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing Lansing - Lansing - Lansing - Ann Arbor - M. A. C. - Ypsilanti Lansing - Lansing Mabel M. Richardson, - - - - Lansing Anna J. Ross, - - Rochester, New York Frances F. Russell, - - - - Lansing Rose J. Simon, student, - Ypsilanti Amelia N. Skinner, - - Near Dimondale Bertha E. Thomas, - - - - - Lansing Harry S. Terwilliger, lawyer, - - - Chicago May H. Voorhees, - - - Coldwater, Michigan Constance G. Ward, - - - - - Lansing Bertha C. Wemple, - Lansing gy K3 ll X r Z' , ! fix Q xxxfji xff jk THE CHORUS I' Students' Christian Association For several years one of the most profitable and helpful societies of the Lansing High School has been the Students' Christian Association. Although the time of the High School students has been fully occu- pied, yet each one who so desired could arrange his or her Work so that the half hour at the close of each Wednesday afternoon session might be devoted to the study of God and His Word. But this year the hour of meeting was unfortunately changed from immediately after the session to the evening. On this account, it be- came almost impossible for members living at a distance to be present at the meeting and the attendance finally became so small that the Work was given up. But it is to be hoped that next year the Association Will be reorgan- ized and the Work carried on with renewed interest and strength. it The Sigma Kappa Another feature of the past year's work is the new society of the Sophomores, the Sigma Kappa. This club was organized by Mr. Hickey, for the benefit of the stu- dents in general history. Its object has been the study of those works of Shakespeare Whose characters have been connected with history. Some have also been taken up for amusement. The officers are as follows: President, - - MR. HICKEY Vice President, - - BESSIE SCRANTON Secretary, - BEss1E MEYERS Treasurer, - - NED HOPKINS Although the meetings of the Sigma Kappa end with the school year, it is to be hoped that this society, which affords both profit and pleasure to the students, may be reorganized next term. Senior Literary Society Perhaps some of the most enjoyable evenings of the year were those spent at the Senior Literary Society meetings. This Society is composed of the whole class, committees of which provide entertainments for the various evenings. At each meeting some author is discussed, his or her biography read and selections or quotations given, after which various modes of pleasure are enjoyed. A committee from the class was appointed to organize the Society, and they selected different smaller committees. This committee con- sisted of Ralph Hasty, chairman, Beth Hume, Henrietta Betz, Will Bailey, and Marion Lang. They arranged for ten meetings to take place during the year. The iirst one was held at the residence of Wil- bur .Tudsong Bill Nye was the author chosen for the evening, and the following program was enjoyed: Music Biography, - Grace Ferle Reading, - - Etta King Reading, Beda Tornblom Music Selection, - - - Wilbur Judson Following the program, cards and other amusements were indulged in. The second Senior Literary was held at the residence of Lottie Smith, the committee had prepared some very handsome programs, which were given to each person attending, and which program was admirably rendered, it being as follows: Solo, - - - Lena Smith Biography of Marie Corelli, - Marion Lang Reading, - - - Lena Wilson Solo, - Mollie Woolhouse Selection, - - Frank McKibbin Reading, - Bert Baker Piano Solo, - Zoe Cook The next meeting occurred at the home of Stanley Montgomery. The author discussed was Edward Everett Hale. Their program Was- . Biography, Alta Andrews Reading, Perley Jones Solo, - Mr. Harriman Reading, Martin Clippert Reading, - May Campbell On Jan. 16 the Literary Was held at the home of VVilliam Bailey. After the following program had been rendered the evening was spent in dancing: Vocal Solo, - - Stella Bailey Biography of James Whitcomb Riley, - - - Will Bailey Selection, - - Mary Morrissey Piano Solo, - Miss Bronson Reading, - Ida Richardson Selection, - Lottie Smith Vocal Solo, Stella Bailey At the next meeting, which was held at the residence of Louise Alsdorf, Eugene Field Was the subject of the evening. The program consisted of: Piano Solo, Florence Turney Biography, - - Louise Alsdorf Reading, - Roy Chapin Vocal Solo, - June Davis Selection, - - Mamie Dell Review of H The House," George Field Reading, - - - .Tune Davis Piano Solo, - - Florence Turney Following the above program, the class indulged in progressive sal- magundi, Ralph Miller carrying off first prize, and Bessie Ronan, a bottle of "Ketchup" as consolation prize. The sixth Literary took place at the residence of Clara Gower, the program rendered being as follows: Vocal Solo, - - Ellis Lazelle Biography of Mark Twain, - Fay Seeley Selection, - - Josephine Osborne Selection, - - Ralph Hasty Quotations, - - Members of class The remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. On Nov. 20, the Literary was held at the home of Ralph Miller, the author discussed was Edgar Allan Poe. The following program was presented, after which various games were played, resulting in Bruce Howe carrying off first prize: Music Biography, - Kate Morse Selection, Germond Graham Music Selection, - Ralph Miller 'F Lansing Science Club In 1893, through Mr, Cheever, the Lansing Science Club was organ- ized by the members of the High School. Since then each year has been spent by the club in profitable study and research and many scien- tific gentlemen of the city have read papers and given talks of interest to the club. The meetings are held in the High School Building on Thursday evenings, the officers for 1897 being, president, Frank Merwing vice president, Roy D. Chapin, secretary, Clinton C. Collins, treasurer, Charles Barringer. Though not a real school organization, many of the members are graduates of the High School, and all members of the school interested in science are invited to join. At present the club are studying the scientific features of Africa, which makes a very interesting field of research. ul.- -' -... J, : . - .- . . . ...VW T. PAUL HICKEY FRANK MCKIBBEN SCOTT TURNER WILL BAILEY GEO. A. FIELD CHANDLER TOMPKINS JAMES M. TURNER NED HOPKINS RAY NORTH STANLEY D. MONTGOMERY Charter Members of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity 'S' The Presidential Election This year, in order to become better acquainted with the methods used in a presidential campaign, the Lansing High School, at the sug- gestion of Mr. Smith, prepared to hold an election of its own. Rooms were assigned for the different parties represented in the school, and on Oct. 22 the first conventions were held in their respective rooms and chairmen were appointed. Each party adopted the platform of its own national convention, and the necessary committees were chosen. The different conventions were then divided into delegations to represent each state, every delegation having the same number of votes which its state had in the national conventions, these being equally apportioned among its members. The work of each convention on Oct. 23 was to nominate its presi- dent and vice president. The nominees of the Republican party were: For president, Stanley D. Montgomery, for vice president, Miss June Davis. The Free Silver party nominated George A. Field and Miss Lottie Smithg and the Gold Democrat party presented as its nominees, Charles Lesher and Miss Nora Baird. On Oct. 27, after being formally introduced to the audience by the chairmen of the notification committees, the nominees ably presented the principles of the party which each one represented. The day before election every one who wished to vote was required to register before committees chosen for each ward. At last election day, the 3d of November, came, the polling places for each ward were opened and the votes were cast. After all had been counted, Stanley Montgomery and Miss .Tune Davis were declared elected by a large majority. This election differed from the actual presidential election only in the fact that one nominee was a girl and that the right of suffrage was granted to all. Receptions It has been customary for the High School to give at least two receptions during the first part of the year, one to welcome the new teachers. the other for the purpose of becoming better acquainted with the class newly entering upon the sea of High School life. The irst one of the season was tendered by the Seniors to the new teachers, Mrs. Jones, Mr. Hickey and Mr. Harriman, at the residence of Mr. J. B. Judson. The following program was rendered: Piano solo, - - Miss Lamb Reading, - - - Lottie Smith Piano solo, - - Miss Bronson At the residence of Q. A. Smith, the annual reception of the Stu- dents' Christian Association to the Freshmen was held. A very large number was present, both of students and faculty, and several members of the Board of Education, and although there were many strangers, yet one soon made acquaintances and the evening was very pleasantly spent with the following program: Vocal solo. - - June Davis Piano solo, - Miss Lamb Reading. - - Mrs. Jones 52? Entertainments by the Athletic Association Two very enjoyable entertainments of the year were those given by the Athletic Association for the purpose of replenishing their depleted treasury. The first, by the Johnson and Smiley Company was held at the Pres- byterian church. In this Miss Johnson, the Indian elocutionist, ably rendered several selections of her own composition. She was assisted by Mr. Smiley, a ventriloquist and humorous impersonator. The second entertainment was given December 12th in the First Baptist church by the Hext Concert Co. Both were of a high order, and should have been more liberally patronized. As it was the Association found themselves with a much larger indebtedness than before. I-X xx I Qin I, I gif " ' . If ' 'III- I 7, rf- III I, I -kl , lf! 'vxxyxxf -Zim. 'D ,I . I II: .UW,-,A- I ,.- I WWII, II-II I W X-.5g:IfZ.:':-iw. KI Ig I :fi f' ,UI I II','II-'IW' III IIWIIIIIIIINN I IIIIII -II II' II II I ,IIII'IIIIIIIIIN I I I I I IIIII I " I Q III I I III I IIIIIII III I 'I ,II X Il' I I I I IIIIII I" III. I I IIMII II' I I. I III' V III I I. MI 'III I IIIII J MI' XIV I W I EIIIII 5 ' J IILIII 'I I flf. I '," ,I y I WI' I " I Vlsq I' ,II I II III I III I I I: ' - . 'I III 'I III IMI IIIWI I I I II I III ,AI VI 'IQ I M3 IIIII! WI I I IIIIII II I I I .I ' I II I M W! I IENNI I 'IIIII Q MII III. I I I I I K III II W I II I" III I III II IIIIII II I III III I" III IIIIIII I X I Ml IIII II III I I5 I I I I 'III I I' 'II I I ' I ,. III' IIIIIQ X III INI ISN I III III III I , II Il XII I I ' I III I II I I I I IIIIII Ir ' I II ' U, 'I I II Y I 'I I Q I I II I I HI Wm II I Il I I III! I . IIII I II 1' -4 I IW ' I THF ORA1 OR The Oratorieal Contest A plan was originated last year of holding an oratorical contest at Olivet, in which the representatives of a few High Schools of the state participated. This year the idea was expanded into having an inter-state contest, the thirty different towns which were to send representatives were divided into districts g and each town, having held a local contest, sent its representative to its district contest and the winner of this took part in the final held at Olivet, April 16th. Of the three who took part at Lansing, Messrs. Jones, Turner and Hayden, the last named carried off the honors and went to Owosso, April 9th, where he also obtained first place, this gave him the repre- sentation of this district at Olivet where the final contest was held. Inasmuch as our representative was victorious in the district contest, we had hoped he might win at Olivet, but the Fates were against him. Yet, if the organization be continued next year, as we hope it will, Mr. Hayden may again have an opportunity to distinguish himself and carry off the prize. iii Authors' Tournament The evening of .Tune Sth was very pleasantly spent at an 'tAuthors' Tournamentf' which the class was invited to attend at the home of Miss Beth Hume, about three miles west of the city. The company assembled on the handsomely decorated lawn and was first entertained by a very interesting literary contest, in which all par- ticipated, after which refreshments were served and a social time en- joyed. All voted it one of the pleasantest evenings ever spent by the class. I A Letter HILLSDALE COLLEGE. DEAR BIIQIENDSI-AS the utterances of Oracles are supposed to come from very wise sources I suppose you can all readily see why the editor has asked for a few words from me. I shall not attempt, however, to be supernaturally wise, but will simply take this opportunity to tell you that I have had as pleasant a year down here with my Alma Mater as I could have had anywhere outside of the Lansing High School, and that I expect soon to sail away across the briny deep to the land of Shake- speare, Milton, Guy Fawkes, and the rest of our forefathers. I hope to enjoy myself a good deal, and learn a few things. But oracular sayings must be short, so I will close with a few words of practical wisdom from two of our favorite authors. If when you get out in the " cold world" things do not go to suit you, remember Irving's wise words, "When I cannot get a dinner to suit my taste, I get a taste to suit my dinner." When inclined to be blue and melancholy do not be conquered by such feelings, but repeat to yourself one of Whittier's favorite proverbs: " If I cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over my head, I may keep them from building nests in my hair." Homely sayings, but practical, one teach- ing contentment, the other cheerfulness, two good companions for the journey of life. With best wishes for THE ORACLE, its makers, and its readers, Yours sincerely, . L. A. SLOANE. A-ll Q7 y ' f'4' ff wwf I 62,4 ,gf l Q yy SW- fi f Wa ff. f' fgffih f ,, V , f f 'f 2 ,f ,'-f'4'.f4.7'f Q ,,.jvM,, JI'-"1 1. af f 0 ,V-fizi,',ff, , ' A 1 f ,Miffz . A 4 Z an 24 Q: DI o .J Q o M if Z ul Z C U I- Z O 2 7 KI! A Z 'E I-1 W :- uz ll E D1 .1 :J ff: 0.4 T. CLARENCE CHRISTOPHER BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Lansing High School Athletic Association This organization has just completed another successful year, more successful perhaps in two ways than in any former year-in the strength of the Association itself, with its increased membership-and in the ex- cellent showing made by the athletes in theptwo field days. In the third particular, the state of its finances, it has been about as formerly, having experienced many perplexing situations. In the forepart of the year the football team was not self-support- ing and this caused a considerable drain on the treasury, which was not aided any by the receipts UD from the course of amateur theatricals. Our football yell has been: Yes, yes, yes, L. H. S., We play football, Well I guess--Nit. The Sophomore class very kindly gave to the Association S30 from the amount made from their Ex. The Juniors, too, donated 325, and this money together with what was raised by subscription has helped to place affairs on a sound basis. The following compose the board of directors: President, - JAMES TLTRNEIK, '98 Vice President, HARRY FARGO, '98 Secretary, - ERVY LAROSE, '98 Treasurer, - - LELAND BRIGGS, '97 Manager Track Athletics, T. P. HICKEX' Manager Baseball, - ' ERYY LAROSE Supt of Tennis, - STANLEY lxvflONTGOMERY Manager Football, CHANDLER TOBIPKINS Freshman Representative, RAY NORTH Sophomore Representative, ROLAND BAKER Junior Rep., - CLARENCE CHRISTOPHER Senior Representative, FRANK MCKIBBIN OTIS COLE, Captai T AMAGE R STEWART Sl' anag P. HICKEY, M Ld u ... ::. :: '11 LJ U E4 A Q x fo T14 HAROLD CHILDS CHANDLER TOMPKINS CHAS LESHER CLARENCE CHRISTOPHER L. H. S. TRACK TEAM " We are the people that make things ring, L-AvN-SAI-N -G Lan -sin g. " The Base Ball Team has clone very little as yet, having played very few games and no decisive ones. The Track Team, on the contrary, has been especially strong, and with Cole, Tompkins and Christopher as leaders, it has more than held its own. The Third Annual Field Day of the Michigan High School Athletic Association was held this year at Ann Arborg a special car having been chartered, about forty members of the school accompanied the athletes, to whom they gave their hearty support throughout the events. Not less enthusiastic were those members who remained at home, and who met the returning victors at the depot, late Saturday night, with a full brass band. VVith the athletes came the elegant trophy cup, which was for- mally presented to the President of the Association on the following Thursday by Mr. Hickey as manager of the track team. The presentation was made the cause of much jollilication, and in honor of the triumphs Mr. Harriman sang the following, composed by himself, especially for the occasion: Mary Ann, My Mary Ann "As Sung by the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Iackson, Grand Rapids and Adrian High Schools." I TUNE-'iMiChig3U, My Michigan." I I guess we'll have to emigrate, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, Till another year-What's the use to wait, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, Those Lansing boys, 'tis very sure, Are composed of material chemically pure, So will only be to them a lure, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. Z E-4 21 4' .L HANDSHUE MOLSTGGMERX' SPOOK WHEELER URQUH. 2 b, 2 b. c. p. 1. f. HAVENS BRIGGS LAROSE BAK r. f. Capt. 6: 1 b. Manager p, 51-mx HODGES FARGO HUMPHREY f. s. s. c. 3b. md A L, H. S. BASE BALL TEAM II There's Otis Cole, so tall and slim, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, He left us fellows in the dim, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. There's Christopher, he jumped so high, We thought he'd surely reach the sky, He'll be an angel by and by, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. IH And Tompkins too, he's hard to beat, i Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, He's fieeter than the fleetest feet. Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. The ball team, too, are not so slow, They'll win the cup with half a show, We're just not in it and that is so, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. IV There's one who plays with Ki Hi guns, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, Who sometimes walks and sometimes runs Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, And others, too, not quite so stout, Will Win next year, without a doubt, So We are left right out and out, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. V We never more can hope for gain, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann, They've beat us once, they can again, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. We'd better sell our athlete frock, And don our clothes as common stock, For if we don't we're on the block, Mary Ann, my Mary Ann. Organization of Michigan High School Athletic Association President, - -' - - - NEAL S. SNOW, Detroit Vice President, CLARENCE W. CHRISTOPHER, Lansing Secretary, - - - C. S. NEAL, Ann Arbor Treasurer, - - - H. G. B. DAYRELL, Grand Rapids Jackson Representative, - - - H. E. Looivirs Adrian Representative, A. E. DONNELLY Michigan High Shool Athletic Association Field Day, Ann Arbor, Iune 4 and 5, 1897 40 yard dash-Tompkins, Lansing, first, Bach, Ann Arbor, second. Time, 5 seconds. High kick-Gibson, Grand Rapids, first, McArthur, Detroit, second, Height, 8 feet, 42 inches. Wrestling, featherweight-Wheeler, Ann Arbor, won from Lesher, Lansing, on a foul. Wrestling, heavyweightfGoodwin, Ann Arbor, won from Cole, Lansing. Time, 41 seconds. Middleweight and and lightweight wrestling, draws. 40 yard, hurdles4Won by Bach, Ann Arbor, Christopher, Lansing, second. 100 yard dash-Kittleman, Detroit, first, Tompkins, Lansing, sec- ond, Weston, Grand Rapids, third. Time, 10 4-5 seconds. 220 yard dash-Kittleman, Detroit, first, Walker, Detroit, second, Fox, Grand Rapids, third. Time, 24 seconds. 120 yards, hurdles4Cole, Lansing, first, Williams, Ann Arbor, sec- ond. Time, 18 seconds. 220 yard, hurdles-Cole, Lansing, first, Bach, Ann Arbor, second, McArthur, Detroit, third. Time, 28 1-5 seconds. 440 yard run-Tompkins, Lansing, iirst, Fox, Grand Rapids, sec- ond, Walker, Detroit, third. Time, 55 seconds. 880 yard run-Mera, Detroit, first, Waterman, Detroit, second, Per- rin, Ann Arbor, third. Time, 2 minutes, 16 2-5 seconds. Half-mile walk-Standish, Detroit, first. All others disqualified for running. Time, 3 minutes, 40 2-5 seconds. Running high jump-Snow, Detroit, Hrst, Christopher, Lansing, second, Cole, Lansing, third. Height, 5 feet, 8 inches. Shot put-Tompkins, Lansing, first, Bury, Ann Arbor, second, Beard, Grand Rapids, third. Distance, 34 feet, 7M inches. Running broad jump-Cole, Lansing, first, Christopher, Lansing, second, Bach, Ann Arbor, third. Distance, 20 feet, 7 inches. Hammer throw-Bury, Ann Arbor, first, Tompkins, Lansing, sec- ond, Avery, Detroit, third. Distance, S0 feet. Standing broad jump-Cole, Lansing, first, Tompkins, Lansing, second, Parish, Jackson, third. Distance, 9 feet, 11 inches. Pole vaultwtlhristopheri Lansing, first, Lesher, Lansing, second, Watterman, Detroit, third. Height, 9 feet, 1 inch. Running hop, step and jump-Christopher, Lansing, first, Cole, Lansing, second, Bach, Ann Arbor, third. Distance, 43 feet, 52 inches. Quarter mile bicycle-Baldwin, Detroit, first, Butler, Ann Arbor, second, McCarrick, Lansing, third. Time, 35 4-5 seconds. Half-mile bicycle-Dodds, Detroit, first, Butler, Ann Arbor, second, Dayrell, Grand Rapids, third. Time, 1 minute, 25 1-5 seconds. One mile bicycle-Dodds, Detroit, first, Dayrell, Grand Rapids, sec- ond, Rork, Lansing, third. Time, 2 minutes, 22 4-5 seconds. Two mile bicycle -Dayrell, Grand Rapids, first, Butler, Ann Arbor, second, Baldwin, Detroit, third. Time, 5 minutes, 41 seconds. One mile tandem-Banfield and Butler, Ann Arbor, first, Baldwin and Dodds, Detroit, second. Time, 2 minutes, 39 2-5 seconds. The points as Hgured are as follows: Lansing, 70, Detroit, 56, Ann Arbor, 46, Grand Rapids, 41, Jackson, 9, Adrian, 0. itll? .,. A, .I Other High Schools g Believing the students to have an interest in some of the best high schools of the state, we are enabled, through the kindness of the prin- cipals of the same, to give the following information: Detroit Central high school has an enrollment at present of 13377. They graduate twice a year, this year having had 63 in the January class and 80 in that of June. Mr. F. L. Bliss, principal. Ann Arbor high school is, of course, one in which the majority of the students do their preparatory work for entering the university. The graduating class this year numbers 86. J. G. Pattengill, principal. Grand Rapids has two high school departments with a total belong- ing of 1,3l8, that of the Central high school being l,l03, and in which the senior class has a membership of 137. A. J. Volland, principal. Saginaw has two high schools. On the West Side there is an at- tendance of 256, and 20 in Senior class. 'F. L. Sage, principal. Bay City this year has had 420 pupils and will graduate about 30. T. O. Marsh, principal. Kalamazoo high schoolls enrollment for the year has been 368, with a graduating class of 35. They have four courses, that of the Latin being pursued by the greatest number. L. O. Hartwell, principal. The West Side high school of Jackson has something over 300 in attendance and the senior class numbers 30. l J. W. Vlfelch, principal. 4 F1 ff f P T , K ,Q 1 , X24 ,J j Qfffl fx X, V Fx Yffx r WigK,iffLvf ,XXV ff l50L x 'V ff ' feif H 4 by 5 Xdfff M ,Ti ' I 3 1 if X , 'F 2 , M 4 715254 f H ..1 -4-Sf- X Fl if ffvizulfffqqfu, fl ' ' , "f'f 1umL,,T1 . I.KTL x x X! lx Jr J 7 ' I N f UU W YI ' in I ' W ,mfg ,T-fi! 1121-mm 5: A ,4 0 .4 jf h'-.ff'fW" A wp ggfyw,gn. L 11ig.Dl '-'- fwmrnkn ml W J . " gi'i,,'11', " I r wLQQf11m fHf 'vH ' m v' , W 1 N - :I+ M 2 12', w M 11MQ MM 1 T ,'5fIWl W if " 1 'ff 'A WX- Ps my X 1x X- ,la L MM .X N KX , 1,1 2 'WM NNW? N !l5'X YJ '1j'Wd W wyfrf 1. NP X'T wg ifju N Kffigfagln 4 ,H ' .m,,f',-p.JQ fb' +i1fM!2'Z! Aa L. ffgw x 1 Cl ROASTS Warum Haben Wir Gelacht M-1?-X' D-K-S-N: " Has Tell did that? Leave him go." D-U-N-K: " He has lied in the dungeon for six months." L-UesE A-sDeF: H Herr Governor, make your account with heaven, your sand has run out." Ge R-M-D G-Heivrz 4' His heart was dragged down by a silent phys- ical pain, and his house was painted with white spruce." M-M-IE De-L: " He is then eaten himself, by the thieving natives." A-G-s- HeAeDeE: tSie War heimlich hier eingeschlossen auf des Vogts geheisz.j " Here she was secretly asleep at the Governors order." Deo-GE: tRudenz eintritt in ritter kleidung.j Rudens entered in his night gown tknightly dressj. E-T-A K-NG: Q"Sie kommt bald mit einem becker.j She soon returned with a test tube." A-M-DA LeNeDeN: UO! Waffnet eure guten blicke nicht.j Ol do not arm your good looks." McKibbin translating suddenly as Miss Lamb calls upon him: 'L Oh, God, what must I hear?,' L-U-SE Aeseo-F: "Aber der alte Herr fing doch Feur. But the old boy handles tire." A-M-DA LeNeD-N: "Sie sind auf ehre den Schlaueste Teufel das, They are the smoothest devils thate-" Miss Lamb interrupting. 't Who are?" A., correcting herself. "O, you aref' L-U-S45 A-L-OARF: "Von uns Frauen um dem kleinen Finger geweckelt Worden. They have been Wound around the little fingers of we women." Student Qas he sees it snow withoutbz " Es regnet Schnee. Quotations From Our Faculty Miss YOUNG! " There have been thirty-nine slips made out for the Seniors who are straight." Miss LAMB freadingjz H There are another." We would suggest that according to common parlance she should have said, "There are others." NMR. HARRIMAN: 't I have never saw." According to Miss Young he should have said, t' I have never sawn." Miss YOUNG Cspeaking to Ralph Miller, who repeatedly goes to his seat by the front wayj: "Is he an officer? I must sit down on these oflicersfi Miss YOUNG fduring curtain lecturej: U Now, pupils, I will try and be reasonable, at least in a few respects." MR. HARRIMAN: "Please do not write in the first persong use the second person we." Miss A-K-NS ftranslatingbz 4' She had finished spokingf' MR. HA-R-I-AN Qto Charles Rorkj: "You will have to take that chair, Mr. Rork, we are all full in here." MR. H-L-M-sz "Curious, that a man as active as Calhoun was, should have withdrawn from politics, and died." MRS. .I-N-Es: " I think you should chew and digest Bacon." Miss YRNRG: 't Hickey is a footballer." MR. H-A-RRI-AN: " Let us get over our ticklenessf' MRS. .I-N-s: " ' Snow-white hind ' is a kind of red deer." MR. H-R-IM-N: " Mules are cheap where I come from." Miss Y-O-NG: " Now children, please clon't sit with your faces as blank as the blankest paper, and you must not talk in a monotone." MR. H-.A-R-NI-NZ I knew it was you, for you know a sheep always knows the voice of its shepherd." Miss Young weighs one hundred and ninety pounds. Knights of the Ioshers Motto: " A little joshing now and then is relished b men. " Oihcers Grand High Chief Josher, - Josher Extraordinary, First High Josher, High Josh Trumpeter, Special Cheap Josher, Assistant Cheap Josher, - Recording Josher, Corresponding Josher, High Would-be Josher, - High Low Josher, - y the best of - Cowley Aggie Hayden Nora Baird Monty - Watling Stew Ramage Mrs. Jones Hat. Hewitt Floe Gitchell Stub Lesher Membership JOHNNIE KNOCKERS JOSHLETS Hank Hanshue Em. Glicman Swig Judson Hat. Farrand Jimmie Porter Dot Ostrander Crazy Williams Mabel Hudson Claude Chamberlain Isabelle Gunn Young Martin Bess VVilson Reddy Hayden Doll Humphrey Vernie Townsend Bess Hurd Le Vreedenburg Betsie Ronan Applicants for Membership Zoie Cook Goose Graham Jimmie Turner Among the Classics BI-RI-N L-NG Qtranslatingj: "There she sat on high surrounded by arms." Miss AAT-I-SZ 'L Why was Juno called Saturnia?" LO-T-E SI-T-HZ "Why, that was her other name." M-R-ON L-NG! "Atque auribus aera captat: He catches all the vw breezes in his ear. B-Dia T-RNfL-M ftranslatingj: f'He was just immense in the cave." L-U-S S-EDfN: " And no one could catch her." A-MAD Leafp-N: "Retroque pedem cum Voce repressit: He stopped his Walking with a groan." B-D- T-R-L-DI Ctranslatingj: " Ferre uncomitata solebat ad soceros: 'Where she Was accustomed to come to her parents-in-law." M-R-ON L-NG: " Antiquam exquerite matrem: Seek your antique motherfl M-M-E DAL: H Astonished they stood in their minds." MAR-O L4NG Ctranslatingj: "Throwing up teeth mingled with blood from his breast, to the ship." In Vergil class Qtalking about Ancient Greece, and the chorus of frogsj: . G-o-G-A FAE-D: "Well, the Grecian frogs must have croaked dif- ferently than our frogs? " Miss A.: " Why?" G. F.: U Because they were of different nationality." L-T-1 S-1-H: "Tali Cyllenius ore locutus: Thus Mercury spoke from his countenance." R-L-H NI-L--RZ "Cirvicem fiexam posuit: He reclined on his bent neck." , LfU-sf A-s-R: "Three times the moon was full." Miss A. fcorrecting Miss S-i-thj: K' Not a high cave." L. S.: " O shut up-- fcavejf' Comedy of Errors MR. H-LMAS: " What papers were included in the Stamp Act?" LEAA W-LSAN: "Marriage licenses." MR. H-LM-S: " What else." LENA. " That's all I remember." Strange, Z'C'ly strange. Fax-K RO-K lin physicsj: " W'hy, it was a round ball with one end smaller than the other." MR. HARRIMAN: " What is a molecule and an atom? " ZAE CAAAK: 'L A molecule is the smallest particle that can be imag- inedf' HARRIMAN: " Is an atom something you can't imagine? F-ANK MCKAA-BAN tat the phonej: "This is the ORACLE Board talking." LOU C. fdefinition of etherp: " It is something that fills up every place that something else don't fill, and is used in the place of laugh- ing gas sometimes. MR. H-lil!-'NZ U Let me see, what is your name? " BESSIE: 4' Ronan." MR. H.: "Yes, that's rightf, QUESTION: " Who is in the laboratory? " ANSXVERZ "Nobody" Inspection is made and Crosby found within. Answer correct. R'Y CHAPA: " How long ago did Adam live? " PROFESSOR: t' Six thousand years ago last summer." BI-RY D- AS: " A foot-pound is the work done by afoot in a second.' H-RR-1--N: " If you multiplied 32.2 feet by grams what would the result be? " GEO. F.: " Incorrect." TEACHER: "Now give me the formula for-Beth Hume? " 1 Mic. HARRIMAN: L' Where does the ocean get its heat? " GEO. F.: From the fishes." MR. H.: " The Bshes: what fishes?" GEO. F.: " The sun fishes." TEACHER: " Miss Louise, if you had light hair what color rose would be most suitable to wear in it? " LOUISE A.: "A blue one." MISS ATKIXS: " Have any of you ever seen any poisonous serpents?" G-O-GE F.: " Yes, I have." MISS ATKIXS: " What kind? " G.: "Rattlesnakes." MISS A.: " IVell, have they one or two fangs? " G.: "I don't know, I never stopped to count them." LOTT-- S- -TH: U He was killed, by thunder." Why, Lottie. MRS. JONES! " Stanley, please take the front seat." STANLEY: " I hate to put myself forward so, Mrs. Jones." NIR. H-RR-N: " How would you arrange so that in plowing one horse might pull two-thirds as much as the other? " B-ss R-AN: " I am sure I don't know. I don't know thejirs! thing about horses or plowing." MR. HOLMES: H Miss Davis, what was the name of the place which John Brown tried to capture. You remember it was a Ferry. The name of a popular magazine ?" Miss Davis: " O, Harpers." MR. HOLBIESI H Correct, what was the object of the expedition ?" Miss DAVIS: " To get possession of the magazinef' A sentence in grammar test: 'EThe banking house of Mercer 8: Kidd has been destroyed." S. D. M.: "Miss Young would that not be more correct, Mercer SL .Shu .7 " MR. HI-K-X'Z " What did Alexander do at LOgdiana?" B-UeG-A-S: " Wasn't that the place where he captured them prin- cesses with good looks on them." In "As You Like It ": Freshie, impressively: H It is true We have seen better days." Miss fx-K-I-S fin Latinj: " Has that verb any perfect tense?" Freshie: "Nixi." R-I4-H MeeL-EN Qtranslating Latinlz " He got another arrow in the neck clear up to the feathers." ZME FR-Exieex: 'L A compass is something used by people who don't know where they're at." Miss C-1: Nei-iz: " How is the temperature of the body maintained?" P--Ae L T-Hes: "By an instrument put under the tongue." . C-L-GYH' BU N-'re Qin physical Geographyj: " They say things when cold contract. Is that why the Esquimaux are so small? " Miss A-IGNS: " Ross, where are the Hesperides? " R-ss Se NDmS 'NZ L' They haintf' XJYAN A-KeN: 'tRoemer was in Italy working on the satellites of jupiter." L 'l'-Ili S -1e'rH: " She tilled her eyes with bursting tears as much as possible." M155 C' it 137112 WVhat was the geographical range of animals of former ages?', W1i.L C M 11-N: " A little larger than an ele hantf, s P l :rid-e"'3 FINIS ...-,......-.-.A.,,.,,......,..:.Qc-K,Lf,mfwS,-.1f,:vf--::f J. ,z-1 1-aff' -, ,Y Y: -. 5 ALWAYS CARRY BOOK 8 PAPER C0- 15521515351 OF GIFT BOOIQS ,N FINE STATIONERY IN LATEST STYLES an DAINTY souus PHOTOGRAPHS AND UNFRAMED PICTURES BINDINGS PICTURE mournmcs WALL PAPER AND at 120 CURTAINS Washington Ave. North ROBERT BLM CK IIIIQIIII SANITARY .PLUMBING HOT WATER AND STEAM DEALER IN GAS STOVES, BATH TUBS HEATING0.. PIPES, HYDRANTS HOSE, ETC. A11 Work Kzlrranted X v V X Estimates C1Ieerfu11yGiven In mcrmuxx ME' EAST First-C1aSSXf0rk Guaranteed LANSING, MICHIGAN MQEEQGGEEGESQQ aiiiiiiiiiiisu if Em' -- YOLK 5 It ' Y xl: " SHOES OE ' " XIOODWORTH Qsiiiiiii-E2iiiiiiqbiiiiiiiiEiiiiiigu' .144-5 on-1. 10 LARGEST STOCK LATEST STYLES Q95 PRICES RIGHT QQ? IV ESTAISLISHED 1850 AT 115 KASl'I1XGTOX AVE. XOKT11 YOUNG LADIES 4' W . MICHIGAN l X011 Al 11 INTXITED AND GENTLEMEN AGRICULTURAL scssawssssssssssf C Ol I EG E T C We Call he ost . is LOW Especnel Attention of V b Young OU C811 6 . near Home Ladws to the The , omms tunities HFS Superior Come out to visit us The full study of domestic economy means the work which will , , l11Zlk0C2.171ibi0. helpful womeng and when this is z1ccomp1isl1ed, one- Zilld bl"ll1g y0lll' fflelld half the world is educated.-Pleolf. NbZl.l.I12 S. K1f:11z11s. 7 QUPPERM gardsgflichggan QVCXEIC East LANSING, MICH- AND Stiiset Cgaiiis Iilixii tcfagards Old Phone 199 New Phone 301 You surely will not think of talking' ll Bcntiun with- ut Luk x g . camera along with you. XXX' hllve them. :ill kinds. sizex ' and prices. THE PDCO PREMO KODET BULLET BULLS EYE GEM DEXTER FALCON POCKET KODAK ETC. l A full line of Photographic Supplies i FOR F4- FINE CHINA RICH CUT GLASS BRIC-AHBRAC DINNER WARE CHAMBER SETS AND LAMPS SEE J. B. SIMUN lll Washington five. . l North always m stock X FREE LSE DF DARK ROOM We also have a full line of Rogers Galletl perfumes. toilet waters and soaps. AZEIITS for S E ' "' l f AF 3533535 UPERI HOLSE PIIARMACY ,LJ CLEAN F. J. ll'lLLlAlllS sf co., Pills. I QEQDQLWAYS U , ,W , IITSMXEQABER Gas Stoves 2,?gR Elre Sold by the Leading SCHOOL Hardware Dealers cmd DAYS,t' Plumbers R. ELLISON , THE PHOTOGRAPHER 201 Washington Ave. South LANSING GAS LIGHT CD. ifemf 54515715 QQEEEEEE aeiiisss 3: 'furniture Upholstery Ili HQCICIIIIQ if sssssaseglzgseessegh Iwlllw 1 +2 -2 funeral Directors CALL Aj' The Bon Ton Cdfe . . For ull Good . . ICE CREIIIVI SODFI AND ALL OTHER MIXED DRINKS We make a specialty of Lurjches for Parties and Picrjics amd Short Order Cookirpg MRS. FRED ALEXANIDER IIT Michigan Ave. W. l2OUSER'S . . CAPITM DM SIM ,I IIP-'I'O-DATE I, I DEPARTINIENTS I 5.25 Time Soda wafer Pure Drugs Ilona Prices 'VIQXXDIZ VVITII I ' f' 1 , I g V yt, III c JIIIIIUIIIIWI' O-4 , I 'g D ,f ' f X X, PHOTOGRAPHERS HIGAN Aves. LANSING. MICH, OLIVER SHIRT FACTORY FINE CUSTOM f-SHIRTS UNDERWEAR To Order Bell Phone 317 103 Washtenaw St. E., LANSING, IVIICII. Q SMITH 0. J. H00 SMITH cfic HOOD , IT7'0lx'Nl511S' I I NIJ CUl'lV,S'E1.LUIr'.S' AT LAII' ROOMS 17, 13 AND 19, DODGE BUILDING Marble, granite, Stone Works and iiverg .... 104, 106, 108 Washtznaw Street East l l 322 HAS. Washington LAFLIN Ave, N, Has a Full Line of... Groceries Canned Goods Vegetables .rd Choice Fruits Bu A Home We have some Bargains in HOUSES and LOTS at .5- from S800 up to 58,000 and Vacant Lots at almost your own price. Come and see us. Houses to Rent. Money to Loan. .29 .al .af .29 FRANK H. HENDRICK Also a Fine Line of School Tablets and Pencils New Phone No. 1 noon 1o2, riomsrnu isrocii STEBESINS SELLS SAILORS SUCH SAILORS SELL STEESBINS MILLINERY STORE 227 Wash. Ave. N. MY GROCER L E R W I L L I A M S lll Mich.Ave.E.,4ll00rsl'r01llWasl1. Ave. 'Q THIS HOUSE will sell you Good Goods ai Fair Prices and on Honest Terms. ALXVRYS COOL HND REERESHING Elll WLICE CREAM SODA Uispeiwvsfed at the fpooular fourrtairi of 6: f Choice Perfumes and DRUGGISTS T l t Articles New City Hull Block F. z. T IO1VIPSON " or fl if Clientral W JJ 212 TQICEHIISGTON ' NEW PHONE 259 v l ALL KINDS OF HIGH GRADE FRESH AND SALT NIEATS ARE GOOD STRAIGHT SPECMLTY OF-4 GOODS CORNED BEEF, COLD MEATS HONEST WHEEL HONEST DEAL PICKLED MEAT5 WHITE TREATMENT HEINZYS BEANS fun ARICHMONITS... AND MEAT SAUCES nj IlllS0ll and BYIQQSM sffirocers LADIES BUY THEIR . t . jg, 0 E. T Where they can get the best J' M EANS gulf UN QTAPI Ye'fflf',1fjf,fQy1ishgoodsfmhe mas. MSA. HARDEN'S cLosiNG our SALE Gity .. iBook .. Store E A Q Books for graduation presents, stand- ' 0 ard authors in sets. poems. illustrated and new books, Encyclopzedic Diction- ary agency. Select stationery for weddings, invitations and gen eral DEALER IN correspondence. Cards engraved in the correct style. Oflice and type- writer supplies, blank books. inks, mucilage and photo paste, gold and fountain pens. . , ..,.... . TEACHERS' BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS For outdoor and indoor recreation we supply bicycles, ltammocks, croquet, base balls, foot balls. Indian clubs, dumb bells and Whiteley exercisers. . cnofrfrv BROS., 206 WI-T-il-:VIgI?q1ONM:KcVHENUE N. CORNER MICHIGAN AVENUE AND 'X ulmrse Annuals Illustrated by our l .Muze Annual Department During 'UG-'97, C 'fyfx g Iiinner Engraving C04 I-ieher Building, Chicago. . rn Z n- O 4.4 C1 L. H v LT- E CI C 4C as BL GJ 'E U an '23 L. au : : ZF .-.. than blmcatlons lrates more College Pu ID 'u IC x- O H 55 Z U. GJ ,Z .1 O IA C Gi Engraving Co. Binner m GJ 0 ii J il YU O cd-..- 6 an E3 J: U ui E 6 3 L.. as TZ Z-L4 DR. J. BALL ..4.SPECIALIST In Chronic and Private Diseases of Male or Female 235 Washington Ave. S., Lansing DR. E. R. NICE ALL DENTIST IGILEARRIANTEED And prices to suit the times. OFFICE-Room lu. Old Postoftice Building, Cor. XYash. Ave. and Ottawa St., LANSING. F. J. SINDLINGER ATTORNEY AT LAW I07 Washington Ave. X. LANSING. NIICH. EARL H. MEAD ARCHITECT II5 Washington Ave. N. J. F. CAMPBELL, M. D. OFFICE-102 Washingtort Ave. Cup stairs". OFFICE HOURS-8 to 9 a. rn.: 1 to 3:30 0:30 to 8:30 p. ni. RESIDENCE-515 Ottawa Street, IVest. FRANK N. BOVEE OPTICIAN FREE YVith R E. Brackett, Jr.. Hollister Block LANSING, MICH. p. rn.: EXAMINATION PORTER A PORTER FIRE INSURANCE GLASS AND TORNADO Office, 109 Michigan Ave. West Old and New Phones DR. A. D. HAGADORN 25 X HYSICIAN .... ' e i l se w HILLSDALE COLLEGE 41st SIIFXLL You TAKE A Year COl.l-tftiI1 COURSE? COME T0 HILLSDALE College Courses equal to the best in the land! Classical, Philosophical, Literary, Normal. Fine opportunities for Music. Art and Elocution. State certiticatesgranted. Good library and reading rooms. NVell equipped laboratories. Five of the best literary societies in the State. each with a beautiful hall of its own. Gymnasium. Fine Athletic Grounds. W'l1olesome moral tone. Beautiful surroundings. Healthfullocation. Ex- penses very low. HON. GEO. F. NIOSHER. LL.D.. President. For Catalogue wri1.e to IE, G. REYNOLDS, Sec.. Hillsdale, Mich. KALAMAZOO COLLEGE AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY . OF CHICAGO UEEERS EXCELLENT ADVANTAGES AT MODERATE EXPENSE Students receive credit on the University Records for work done in the College. Graduates under terms of Affiliation secure corresponding degree from University of Chicago after twelve weeks' work there. For particulars regarding College. Preparatory or Music Departments send for catalogue to A. GAYLORD SLOCUM, LL.D. President YOU CAN FIND US N LOCATED AT CW at 208 OUR M' lx' A Quarters IC lgfzrgst venue Ready to do the Finest Laundry Work in the City E. D. COLE Proprietor I' Trims Egg wg Q owe SUPPLY Q 0 HOSE, BELTING DEALERS XNTUBULAR WELL SUPPLIES IRON PIPE and FITTINGS INIECTORS, ENGINE TRIMMINGS State Agents for Grand and Ottawa Streets " Sv LANSING, MICH' 0 glean? estate Q9nsurcmce ana Scans Q7eOpfe'S gfjcmfq Has some special bargains in vacant lots that must be sold at once. 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