East Lansing High School - Ceniad Yearbook (East Lansing, MI)
- Class of 1897
Page 1 of 180
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Text from Pages 1 - 180 of the 1897 volume:
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IDILIVIS E CI .OTHIER
KING RANT BICYCLE SUITS
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THEY AREx TA1LoR MADE
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BY THEIR KINDLY PATRONAGE,
HAVE MADE THIS I'IiOIJl'CTION XYHAT IT IS
NVE, THE ORACLE BOARD
MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE
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.
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
JUNE L. DAVIS
RALPH G. HASTY
ASSOCIAT E EDITOR
MAUD E. TRACY
FRANK B. MQKIBBIX
E. LOUISE ALSDORF
ROY D. CHA PIN
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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. '
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
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.
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
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
N! '54 il '
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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.
f '4 VT li
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
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
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
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
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
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
, - 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
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
" 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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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-
In a moment the wrappings were removed from the last and best
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
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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
C. J. DAVIS, President.
C. E. ALLEN, Clerk.
R. E. OLDS, Treasurer.
Secretary, J. H. VVARIJWELI., 140 Larch St. N.
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.
Warren H. Smith, Principal, Geometry.
Elizabeth E. Young, Assistant, Algebra, Senior Review.
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
Classical. Latin. Scientific. English,
Latin. Latin. Latin. Gram. and Comp.
Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. Algebra.
English. English. English. English.
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H Physiology. Physiology. Physiology. Algebra.
English. English. English. Physiology.
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Caesar. Caesar. Caesar. Mythology.
Algebra. Algebra. Algebra. Algebra.
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CAMERON HARKNESS, Box BENNETT. RALPH VVHEELER, MARGARET SIPLEY,
President, - RALPH WHEELER
Vice President, - MARGARET SIPLEY
Secretary, - BON BENNETT
Treasurer, - CAMERON HAIYKNESS
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
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
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.
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
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President, - NED HOPKINS
Vice President, - - MABEI, HUDSON
Secretary, - MAIQIAN SEELEY
Treasurer, - CHARLES TUBES
Enenekonta I Ennea !
Right in line,
Lansing High School !
Colors: Violet and Yellow.
Class Song: "Is there no one to dance with n'1e?',
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
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.
, June Davis
Belle Cady and Mabel Hudson
The Chafing-Dish Party
Mr. Yardsley, ,
Mrs. Bradley, ,
Jennie, the maid,
CAST OF CHARACTERS
, Norah Baird
7 Chas. Lesher
. Lulu Scatcherd
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
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
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.
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Clara Armstrong John Fraser
Franc Bennett Oscar Frey
Caddie Brucker Gertrude Green
Charles Crosby John Hinchey
Belle Cady Mabel Hudson
Frank Cooley Ruth Hume
Grace Cowley Frank Hughes
Theoren Chase Harold Hedges
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BESSIE SCRANTON. SCOTT TURNER. HARVEY FARGO. CHLOE GOODRICH.
President, - - - - HARVEY FARGO
Vice President, - BEss1E SCRANTON
Secretary, - CHLOE GOODRICH
Treasurer, - - SCOTT TURNER
Zip! Boom! Bah!
Zip! Boom! Bah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Colors: Yellow and Blue.
Motto: Rowing, not Drifting.
Song: "There is Only One Girl in this World for Me."
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
The most important deed-in their eyes-was the little exhibition
which they gave in March, and in which they quite creditably acquitted
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.
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
Don't forget to go to the Junior
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
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
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
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,"
" Yes," answered Spalenonofski,
"but where will we find Rose
Tecnique, whom they hold for
"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
So saying .lakie unstrapped a
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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.,
AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT.
One of the Lady Members of the Senior
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.
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.
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THE HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVER
A Paper Devoted to the Interest of the High
PUBLISHED ANY OLD TIME, BY THE JUNIORS.
Editor-in-Chief, - - CHANDLER ToMPx-:INS
First Associate Editor, - FRANCES FARRAND
Business Manager, - - CHARLES LESHER
Asst. Business Manager, CLARENCE UIQQUHART
Circulating Editor. - - CHARLES HAX'ENS
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.
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-
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.
German Graham and his friend
Pres. McKinley, went fishing last
April 23 Louis Appleyard spent
the afternoon and ten cents with
Wilbur Judson is taking a course
in number work and arithmetic of
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
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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
Poem Found on Physical Laboratory Black
" 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
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
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.
The revised edition of Mont-
gomery's Rules of Order is out.
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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
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
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
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
MONTY: "Only summer resort
girls wear their neckties at the
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-
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.
References to the flag ten.
Hayden, length of longest ges-
ture 3.042 seconds.
Number of gestures to flag was
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.
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President, - WILBUR .TUDSON
Vice President, - MARY DAVIS
Secretary, - .TOSEPHINE OSBORNE
Treasurer, - FAY SEELEV
Rah, Rah, Res!
Class Colors: Violet and White.
Class Motto: Philomatheis.
Our Former Class Officers
President, - GEORGE A. FIELD
Vice President, - - LOTTIE SMITH
Treasurer, - FRANK MCKIBBEN
Secretary, ALTA ANDREWS
President, - FRANK MCKIBBEN
Vice President, - - SUSIE DAVIS
Treasurer, - CLAUDE CADY
Secretary, - NORA COLEMAN
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.
Overture-" The Golden Wand," - - - 7. P. Laurmdean
M. E. S. S. ORCHESTRA.
Oration -A Cause of Freedom, - - . - -
Piano Duet-" Musician's Serenadej, ----
LOUISE ALSDORF and FLORENCE TURNEY.
Declamation-Arternus Ward's Mormon Lecture, ----
Vocal Solo, ------
Oration-Let There Be Light, -----
Music-" The Baltimore American," - V -
M. E. S. S. ORCHESTRA.
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
- FORD PIATT
. BESSIE RONAN
. . MARY DAVIS
. MINNIE BECKWITH
. AGNES HAYDEN
1 DELLA KNIGHT
- LELAND BRIGGS
- BESSIE HURD
Matilda, aunt Cl:1ar1otte's maid. - KATHERINE SELLERS
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."
' 'f ox
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."
" What sweet delight a quiet life affordsf'
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
Slavery in Africa,
The Preservation of Forests, -
The Every-Days of Life,
What Shall Our Work Be? -
- Bessie Bedford
- Leland Briggs
- Will Bailey
The Initiative and Referendum, - ' - - Stanley Montgomery
The Part That Women Have Played in History, - -
A Noble Unrest,
The Barriers of the Age,
Life a Mosaic.
Priestesses of Vesta. e
- Mamie Dell
- Mary Davis
- June Davis
- - Zoe Cook
Third Program, May 28
Boss and Emboss, -
Some Phases of Education,
The Changes of a Few Years,
Do Trade Unions Benefit the Laborers?
Competition, - -
The Beauty of Nature, -
Is Life NVorth Living?
Fourth Program, Iune 3
The Olympic Games.
The Power of Language. -
- May Fuller
- Clara Gower
- Bessie Hurd
- Ralph Hasty
- Marion Lang
"The Making' of a MBIIVS Fortune Lies in His Own Hands,'i Mary Morrissey
Compulsory Education, -
" Beyond the Alps Lieth Our Italy,"
Modern Warfare, - - -
Skepticism, V - -
Parents Obey Your Children,
Charles Sumner, -
The Courage of Our Ancestors,
Philanthropy, - - -
Heroes, - -
A Lesson in Grammar,
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.
- Ralph Miller
- Kate Morse
- Roy Chapin
- Fay Seeley
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
At Plymouth Congregational Church, Sunday Evening, Iunc 13, 7:30 O clock
Solo: Voices of the Angels - - -
Sermon: Subject-'fTl:ie Alchemy of Induencef'
Geo. H. Van Buren
Rev. E. B. Allen
K, O. T. M. Hall, Iune Ig, i897
"We sit to chat as well as eat
Just sit and sit, and eat and eat."
Chicken Pates with Mushrooms
Salmon Salad Waferg
The Oracle .
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 .
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
"The tender grace of a day that is
Will never come back to me.
"How little man is, yet, in his own rnind how great."
Remembering thee, I blend olden teacher, present friend.
Plymouth Congregational Church, Iune 14,
Invocation . .
President's Address . .
Vocal Solo-"Love Go Hang"
Miss Steadm an, Accompaniszf
Class Poem . .
Vocal Solo-"Good Night "
Rev. C. F. Swift
. Grace Ferle
Bessie C. Ronan
At Baird's Opera House, Wednesday Evening, Iune 16, ,97 at 8 O'clock
Chorus: Stars ofthe Summer Night, - Smart
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
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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
APRIL 10.-And there arose a mighty chief, Ludwick, from among
the Juniors who waxed valiant in battlef and slew two Seniors with his
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
SEPT. 24.-And behold the ORACLE Board did meet and did think
T Oratorical Contest of "J6.
43 Talk much.
SEPT. 29.-And lo, a Senior damsel, which
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.
OCT. 5.-And on this day, ,there appeared the
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
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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
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1' Physical laboratory.
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5 The Observer.
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Enoch 'ourne ed with them, and the were sore disma ed, for the ame
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was not theirs, and the score was written 22 to 6. .
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the Levites, their chief, and he wore signs of
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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
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-
NOV. 6.-The Green Elephant did appear among the people for the
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
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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
INIAR. 3.-Then came Montgomery,
and at the back there appeared his en-
signa, which is to say his cravat.
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at the amphitheater to witness the festivitiesl of the Philistines.
MAY 26.-And the judges did meet the chosen nine and were sore
MAY 28.-eThe word came to the tribe of the Freshmen that the
Levites would give ear to their words of wisdom concerning Memorial
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.
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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
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did contend with their enemies and
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JUNE 11.-Here endeth the dis-
courses of the Levites, who, having
taught the people, journeyed to
.TUNE 14.-Then did Bailey go
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THE LAST WEEK.
SUNDAY, JUNE 13.-Baccalaure-
MONDAY, JUNE 14.-Class day.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16.--Com-
THURSDAY, JUNE 17.fe-Picnic at Grand Ledge.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18.--Senior banquet.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19.--The End.
Trophy Cu p.
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
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,
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,
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,
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,
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 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!
And now he holds the topmost round,
With wit and humor doth abound.
The acme of perfection he,
Adored by all the other three,
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
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,
One span of life is now gone through.
I-Ie's starting out on number two.
The banner that he raises high
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Lansing High School Alumni
President, - - WILL HURD
Vice President, HARRIET RoBsoN
Secretary, - FAYE LAwRr:NcE
Treasurer, - - - R. GUY BROWNSON
Class of 1873
E. V. W. BROKAW, Superintendent
Mrs. Alice B. Crosby, nee Ballard, - - Boston, Massachusetts
Ada Thompson, - - - - - - Lansing
Mrs. Ella W. Shank, nee Williams, - Lansing
Class of 1874
Clarence Bement, firm E. 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
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
- 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,
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
Ernest Sellers, crockery merchant,
Blanche Stroup, nee Carmer, -
Maud McMills, nee Baker, -
Mae Seward, nee Hamilton, -
Edith Kebler, nee Christopher,
Nellie Browning, nee Lewis, -
- - Nevada, Iowa
- - 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,
Robert Holmes, music store, -
Mrs. Anna Dickson, nee Smith, V
May McKibbin, teacher, - -
- Middleville, Michigan
- - ' Lansing
- Near Lansing
- - - Lansing
- Escanaba, Michigan
- - - - Jackson
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, - -
Wagner, teacher, - -
Florence Church, nee Humphrey,
Abbie Pickett, nee Lyon, -
Myrtle Hungerford, stenographer,
Class of 1889
Blanche Wood, nee Aber, -
Banie Edwards, nee Elder, -
Zade Molitor, nee Spencer, -
Flora Rice, reporter for "State Republican,"
Neenah Edmonds, nee Jones,
Mrs. Margaret Bartholomew, nee Cahill,
Mabel Riley, nee Sears, -
Cora Hoes, teacher, -
Fanny Oviatt, - - - -
Minnie Johnson, nee Marshall,
Arthur Church, clerk Wheelbarrow Works,
Mead, architect, ----
Nellie Carr, stenographer, - -
Fanny Crandall, nee Cowles, -
Hattie Hasty, ----
Frank Hall, reporter U Plain Dealer,"
Frank Decke, lawyer, - - -
Jasper Davis, city engineer, -
Mabel Seage, nee Plummer?
Esther Stoner, nee Conn,
Inez Gilbert, ----
Jennie Smith, returned missionary t
it Tribune," ., - - Detroit
East Jordan, Michigan
- - - Detroit
- - - Lansing
- - - Lansing
- Reno, Nevada
- - Chicago
- - - Chicago
- Buchanan, Michigan
- - - Lansing
- Near Lansing
- - - Lansing
o Burmah, - Hornby, New York
Mrs. Mary Hayden, nee Cady, -
Mrs. Edna Waldo, nec Ward, -
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,
Class of 1891
- Tacoma, Washington
- - 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
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
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
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
- - - 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
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
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
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
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, -
M. A. C.
- - - Lansing
- - - Lansing
- Ann Arbor
- Ann Arbor
- Leslie, Michigan
- Ann Arbor
- L. H. S.
- Ann Arbor
- M. A. C.
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
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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.
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:
Biography, - Grace Ferle
Reading, - - Etta King
Reading, Beda Tornblom
Selection, - - - Wilbur Judson
Following the program, cards and other amusements were indulged
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
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
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:
Biography, - Kate Morse
Selection, Germond Graham
Selection, - Ralph Miller
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,
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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-
All voted it one of the pleasantest evenings ever spent by the class.
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.
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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
P. HICKEY, M
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
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 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.
HANDSHUE MOLSTGGMERX' SPOOK WHEELER URQUH.
2 b, 2 b. c. p. 1. f.
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L, H. S. BASE BALL TEAM
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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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,
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
Grand High Chief Josher, -
First High Josher,
High Josh Trumpeter,
Special Cheap Josher,
Assistant Cheap Josher, -
High Would-be Josher, -
High Low Josher, -
y the best of
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
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
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
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
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
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-
HARRIMAN: " Is an atom something you can't imagine?
F-ANK MCKAA-BAN tat the phonej: "This is the ORACLE Board
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? "
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? "
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? "
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?"
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
L 'l'-Ili S -1e'rH: " She tilled her eyes with bursting tears as much as
M155 C' it 137112 WVhat was the geographical range of animals of
W1i.L C M 11-N: " A little larger than an ele hantf,
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FINE STATIONERY IN LATEST STYLES an DAINTY
souus PHOTOGRAPHS AND UNFRAMED PICTURES BINDINGS
WALL PAPER AND at 120
CURTAINS Washington Ave. North
ROBERT BLM CK
HOT WATER AND STEAM DEALER IN GAS STOVES, BATH TUBS
HEATING0.. PIPES, HYDRANTS
A11 Work Kzlrranted X v V X
Estimates C1Ieerfu11yGiven In mcrmuxx ME' EAST
First-C1aSSXf0rk Guaranteed LANSING, MICHIGAN
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LATEST STYLES Q95
PRICES RIGHT QQ?
AT 115 KASl'I1XGTOX AVE. XOKT11
YOUNG LADIES 4' W . MICHIGAN
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AND GENTLEMEN AGRICULTURAL
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Come out to visit us The full study of domestic economy means the work which will
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AND Stiiset Cgaiiis Iilixii tcfagards Old Phone 199 New Phone 301
will not think
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hllve them. :ill
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THE PDCO PREMO KODET BULLET
BULLS EYE GEM DEXTER
FALCON POCKET KODAK
A full line of Photographic Supplies i
RICH CUT GLASS
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
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3533535 UPERI HOLSE PIIARMACY ,LJ CLEAN
F. J. ll'lLLlAlllS sf co., Pills. I QEQDQLWAYS
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IITSMXEQABER Gas Stoves
2,?gR Elre Sold by the Leading
SCHOOL Hardware Dealers cmd
R. ELLISON ,
201 Washington Ave. South
LANSING GAS LIGHT CD.
Ili HQCICIIIIQ if
1 +2 -2 funeral Directors
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
MRS. FRED ALEXANIDER
IIT Michigan Ave. W.
l2OUSER'S . .
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OLIVER SHIRT FACTORY
Bell Phone 317
103 Washtenaw St. E., LANSING, IVIICII.
Q SMITH 0. J. H00
SMITH cfic HOOD
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CUl'lV,S'E1.LUIr'.S' AT LAII'
ROOMS 17, 13 AND 19, DODGE BUILDING
Stone Works and
104, 106, 108
Washtznaw Street East
LAFLIN Ave, N,
a Full Line of...
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
227 Wash. Ave. N.
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
WLICE CREAM SODA
Uispeiwvsfed at the fpooular fourrtairi of 6:
f Choice Perfumes and
T l t Articles New City Hull Block
F. z. T IO1VIPSON " or
W JJ 212 TQICEHIISGTON
' NEW PHONE 259
ALL KINDS OF HIGH GRADE FRESH AND
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
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. .
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CORNER MICHIGAN AVENUE AND
'X ulmrse Annuals Illustrated by our
l .Muze Annual Department
Iiinner Engraving C04
lrates more College Pu
DR. J. BALL
In Chronic and Private Diseases
of Male or Female
235 Washington Ave. S., Lansing
DR. E. R. NICE ALL
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
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
YVith R E. Brackett, Jr.. Hollister Block
PORTER A PORTER FIRE
Office, 109 Michigan Ave. West
Old and New Phones
DR. A. D. HAGADORN
25 X HYSICIAN
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HILLSDALE COLLEGE 41st
SIIFXLL You TAKE A Year
COl.l-tftiI1 COURSE? COME T0
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.
. OF CHICAGO
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'
For particulars regarding College. Preparatory
or Music Departments send for
A. GAYLORD SLOCUM, LL.D.
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LOCATED AT CW at 208
OUR M' lx' A
Quarters IC lgfzrgst venue
Ready to do the Finest
Laundry Work in the City
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HOSE, BELTING DEALERS XNTUBULAR WELL SUPPLIES
IRON PIPE and FITTINGS INIECTORS, ENGINE TRIMMINGS
State Agents for Grand and Ottawa Streets
" Sv LANSING, MICH'
Q9nsurcmce ana Scans
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