English High School - Brown Owl Yearbook (Providence, RI)
- Class of 1911
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Text from Pages 1 - 77 of the 1911 volume:
Volume IX. Part L
Published by the
Senior Class of the
English High School
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EDITH M. TILLINGHAST
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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL
DAVID W. HOYT, Principal
Our january graduating classes are gradually progressing. Each claims a
little more than its predecessor, till there is not much more needed, except num-
bers, to bring the january classes on a par with the june classes.
Even in the matter of numbers, there is a gradual approach towards equal-
ity. lVe ought not, however, to lose sight of certain advantages enjoyed by a
small class. The individual members can know each other more fully than in
a large class. There is likely to be a greater unity of opinion and action, and
the bonds of friendship may remain stronger in future years.
Allow me to congratulate the present class upon the businesslike way in
which their meetings have been conducted, the promptness in making decisions,
and the energy manifested in carrying out their plans. I trust that these quali-
ties will continue to characterize their action, so that all class matters will be
satisfactorily settled before January 27, 1911.
May all good purposes and habits formed here continue to control the in-
dividual members of the class, in the new positions which they will be called
to occupy after they have left this school.
DAVID w. How.
DAVID-Y VV. HOYT, A. M., Prizzczfjval.
I-ICWARD D, DAY, A. M.
SIDNEY A. SHERMAN, PI-I. D.
ALICE D. MUMFORD, A. M.
AGNES F. WILLIAMS, A. M.
AUCUSTUS T. SWIFT, RH. D.
ARRY M. E. SLADE, A. R.
FREDERICK H. READ, R. SC.
JOHN CAMPBELL SWIFT, A. E.
HARRIET F. FULLER, A. M.
KATI-IARINE U. FEIRCE, A. E.
FLORENCE A. WILLIAMS, A. R.
SUSAN S. RRAYTCN, A. R.
HARRIET E. FIERCE, A. M.
FRANCES E. MCSI-IER, A. R.
HENRY C. TRIFR
JAMES H. CHASE, A. M.
ALICE A. MANCHESTER, A. D..
ETHEL E. BROWN
LILIAN B. MINER, A. M.
MABEL S. LEVALLEY, A. B.
ETHEL C. IAMESON, A. M.
VVALLACE M. TURNER, A. M.
ANNE P. VVALKER
ADELAIDE H. ARNOLD, PII. B.
I-IARRIET VV. BLAKE, A. M.
EDITH M. TILLINGHAST, A. M
ALICE S. CARROLL, A.
IVILLIAM N. ROSS, A. M.
ETHEL L. ROBINSON, PH. B.
BESSIE A. LOUD, PH, B.
MAUDE EARNUM, A. M.
ANNA BURNSIDE, A. B.
NORA G. XNRIGI-IT, A. M.
ELIZABETH M. BOARDMAN
FORREST E. MATHEVVSON,
ELLEN LOLHSE BROTHERTON
INEZ ESTELLE KDRDABI
ALICE ELIZA LUTHER
IESSIE VERONICA MCDOUOALL
ACHILLE MANCIANTE '
MARCO VICENZO MONTA-
MARGARET CATHERINE MC-
ETHEL BARNEY MANCIB
ANNIE LAURA MARSHALL
MILTON HARRIS PRICE
GERTRUDE ALMA RICHARDS
NEWTON ANOELL SHAXNCROSS
JOHN ROBERT SWEET
CORA UNA THORNTON
ALMA MAY WATERMAN
MARTHA JANE WESTON
MARIE C. WILDPRETT
BOARD OF EDITORS
1 jg ROBERT SWEET
I MANAGING EDITOR
VVILFRED I. GIROUARD
SAMUEL J. BURKE
ALMA M. INATERMAN, Class Prophet
EMELIA E. I-IEMPEL, Class Historian
CORA U. THORNTON, Class Poet
INEZ E. JORDAN, Address to U11cle1'g1'aduates
MARIE S. LEACH, Class Song
ANNIE MARSHALL, Keeper of Class Calendar
ANNA I FLYNN, Drawings
BROWN OWL BOARD
IVILFRED I. GIROUARD, Chairman
CORA KU. THORNTON HERBERT A. VVIILKINSON
THIRD YEAR SOCIAL COMMITTEE
I. ROBERT SVVEET, Chairmzul
CORA U. THORNTON IVILFRED OIROUARD
FOURTH YEAR SOCIAL COMMITTEE
RUTI-I BERGER, Chairman
MARIE XWILDPRETT MABEL COX
NEIWTON SHAXWCROSS MARCO Y. MONTAGANO
SAMUEL BURKE, Chairman
LQUISE BROTHERTON ETHEL MANCIB
CYRIL R. BROADI-IEAD, Chairman
HERBERT E. LORD ANNIE NIARSFIALL
CYRIL BROADHEAD HERBERT LORD
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EMELIA HEMPEL CORA THORNTON
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CLASS P OEM
We bid thee farewell, dear School of our heart,
We whisper "Good-bye" and are gone,
Yet memories stay long after we part,
Through life's twilight from this bright dawn.
Thou hast pointed the way to Honor and Truth,
And led us safe past the wrong turng
Guide us forever, O friend of our Youth,
Teach us all that we need to learn.
Whatever is worthy in us is thine,
Yea, more, 'tis through thee we are strong4
The triumph of all we lay at thy shrine
As we give thee our thanks in song.
The mill will ne'er grind the grain that is passed,
Yet the mill never lacks other grain.
But thou, Alrna Mater, with pow'r more vast
Hold us ever by love's slender chain.
Then give us Godspeed, 0 School of our heart,
'Tis dark if thy light be withdrawn-
And though others enter as we depart
Save a place for us that have gone.
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the evening of january 5th, 1910, our class held ite junior Soeial. The
committee consisted of -I. Robert Sweet. Chairman, l'Vilfred J.
Girouard and Cora U. Thornton, together with three members of the
class of june, lill I. 'l'he hall was prettily decorated with palms, brown and
white pennants. Dancing was enjoyed from eight to eleven. Those who did not
care for dancing were entertained hy games under the direction of Mrs. Fuller.
and there was a brief intermission during which refreshments were served.
There was a large attendance consisting of the inemhers of the class and their
'friends and everyone Spent an enjoyable evening.
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Now we close our short career,
Which to us has seemed so dear,
Spent with teachers, classmates, too,
Tho of us there are but few.
Lifting up to victory,
Let us always hope to be,
Upward, onward, never down,
Till we've reached our steady ground.
Let us always hope to stay,
As on this our closing day,
Faithful, loyal, honest, true,
To our friends who once we knew.
As thru life we onward go,
And our seed of progress sow,
We will strive forever more,
Till welve gained our sought-for shore.
GLADYS MAE ALDEN.
"Music waves eternal wands,-
l'Enchantress of the souls of mortals."
Gladys began her high school career by entering Classical, but
finding that atmosphere not congenial she immigrated to Eng-
lish and joined our illustrious class, in her third year. Her
hair is the pride of her life as one can see by the way she is
constantly arranging it before our dressing-room mirror. She
is one of-Miss Peirce's shining lights, continually volunteering
to answer many of her difficult questions. In Room ll, a
tall fellow was quite prominent in her estimation but the height
has fallen since she entered Room 1. She is noted for her vocal
HAZEL ALFRED. I
"Her looks do argue her replete with modesty."
No, you cannot see Hazel before you. just look up to the
zenith and she will smile upon you. Hazel has tried to evade
our class and leave old English before 1911, but rather liked
our good natured crowd and stayed to keep us company. Hazel
came from Oxford and during her stay at English, has not
only gained knowledge, but has also added a few inches to her
RUTH MARIE BERGER.
"Her pencil was striking, resistless, and grand,
Her manners were gentle, complying, and bland."
Ruthie says, "lt is better to be late than not to come at allf'
a principle which accounts for her hasty appearance sometimes
at 9.02 A, M. Everyone agrees that Ruth is one of the neatest
little girls in the class. She is president of the Girls' Debating
Society, which has prospered under her commanding leader-
ship. The Freshmen especially, have been her devoted friends.
She also illuminates the drawing-room with her presence and
Mr. Randall favors her with white paper for her work, while
we poor mortals must be content with cheap paper. Now
Ruth, it really isn't fair. She is a Firm supporter of Bridgham
Street School and is proud of her Alma Mater. Qnce upon a
time, Ruth appeared wearing a huge ring with a glittering
gem CPD-but we believe her innocent.
CYRIL RAYNER BROADHEAD.
"lWhate'er he did was done with so much ease,
In him alone, 'twas natural to please."
Here he is--the Right XNO1-thy, Extra Honorable "Cy,'
President of this famous class. In this office he has no super-
ior, even Mr. Hoyt commented on his keeping us under con-
trol in the class meetings. I-Ie has held the office for two years,
which shows that he is a great favorite with the Class. If
Cyril is -confused, especially in Geometry, he is easily discour-
aged, but his good qualities place this fault far in the back-
ground. He read for the. Anthony Medal and is a good
worker in the Boys' Debating Society. I-Ie has many admirers
among the fair sex all unknown to himself. On the whole,
Cyril is an invaluable member of -our class. I-Ie was chosen
Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the "Student" on account of his
literary abilities. VVe shall expect great things of him in the
ELLEN LOUISE -BROTI-IERTON.
"VVisdom and Goodness are twin-borng one heart
Must hold both sisters, never seen apart."
Louise's giggle is bigger than she is, and it is always a sign
of her presence. She is very fond of the theatre, frequenting it
almost weekly. She recently appeared with her hair done up
in puffs and we think it gives her a very fashionable air. It is
rumored that her thoughts stray "down southw to Annapolis.
Louise is a member of the picture committee and delights in
giving us information about the samples. She spends an hour
in "Tech" across the road every day, where she helps along the
German ,songsters. Furthermore, she is Annie's satellite.
Louise is one of Miss Peirce's shining stars in English, and
often helps along the recitations wonderfully by her original
answers to some of the questions.
SAMUEL JOSEPH BURKE. '
Hllflien God makes a lovely thing, the fairest and completest,
He made it little, donyt you know, for little things are sweetest."
Yes, this is Sammy, and there is no other fellow just like
him. He worked very hard to join this bright class, and now is
fully initiated, for he figures on this hard-working board, and
is chairman of the picture committee, in which capacity he has
shown his business ability. He also helps to fill the air with
music on Wfednesdays with his Stradivarius. Sammy is also a
prominent member of the Boys' Debating Society. He is Miss
Peiree's model pupil and is considered by her a perfect gentle-
man. He recently made his debut in long trousers and may
be known anywhere by his slight stature, and the cute little curl
on his forehead. Sammy is the youngest business man in the
city and we know he will always be successful for he knows
how to win his way.
B.-Model-Small imitation of the real thing.
MABEL CARGIAN COX.
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance."
In Mabel this class has a cheerful and pretty maiden. She
may always be seen with a smile and merry word for everyone.
She chose the commercial course and has proved herself a very
efficient scholar in typewriting. Wfe are told that Mabel is also
a very good judge of weights. However, with all this business
learning, Mabel is somewhat a society lady and has joined the
band of those who have discarded hair ribbons and wear puffs.
"C music! sphere-descended maid,
Friend of pleasure, wisdomls aid."
New York first heard Gladys' decided murmur. She is the
only member of our class who has been on a honeymoon, and
in Syracuse, too! She is very musical, for she plays both the
banjo and the mandolin. Her debates in civics class are em-
phasized by her lofty manners and the toss of her head. Gladys
is always seen near Millicent, for the two are very good friends.
Gladys' last name is so difficult to pronounce that we hope she
will change it, even if she has to '5Steel" one.
ANNA IOSEPI-UNE FLYNN.
"ln framing an artist, art hath thus decreed
To make some good but others to exceed."
Anna is an artist of no mean ability, and on account of this
has won the favor of Mr. Randall. She has helped to adorn
this book with her drawings and is also a member of this illus-
trious board. Anna spends her time out of school very prolita-
bly by "helloeing" around the city. She is a fine dancer and is
one of the all round jolly girls of our class. .-Xnna's calmness
in great confusion and her smile keep up the general class
spirits. Anna took off her hair ribbon once and it appeared on
Ethel's skirt and Maries waist. Nevertheless she is slill un-
willing to discard it entirely. Studies never bother Anna,
NNILFRED JOSEPH GIROUARD.
"I am a busy man." f
lfVilfred, or "Frenchy," is our handy man and can be seen
with his business-like air anywhere in the school, "from garret
to cellarfl Wfilfred is Managing Editor of this Brown Owl, and
pushes the work in his own way, which is quite decided. He
certainly can talk, this fact being -clearly shown in recitations,
class meetings, and in debates. The re-organization of the
Boys' Debating Society this year, is due to his efforts, as he has
done much to get the younger boys interested in it. -VVilfred is
important, with an extraordinary importance, and his great
desire to hurry all business matters has made some of the class
a little prejudiced, but he is a favorite all the same. VVhat little
praise this book may be entitled to receive, is due to a consid-
erable extentto Wilf1'ed's earnest work.
l'ErenchyH and "Bohn are great friends, and are very fond
of going to the "Sce1zz'c."
"A simple maiden in her flower
ls worth a hundred coat-of-arms."
Jennie is another of those who have shown a decided prefer-
ence for the company which our class aiords, and so joined our
number. She is a quiet, dark-haired maiden, and likes to fol-
low the path which she has marked out for herself, undisturbed
by the frivolous actions of the rest of the "crowd," She has
been known to help Miss Peirce's English pupils out of the
"Slough of Despair" more than once and we sincerely thank
her for her aid.
EMELIA ADELLE HEM PEL.
"Sweet promptings unto kindestt deeds
Wfere in her very look."
There is at least one member of our class who has the pleas-
ure of seeing a good many 9's on her report each term as a
reward for her studious efforts. Emelia's greatest fear during
her four years' stay at English has been that sometime she
would not pass in some study, but the time has not yet come.
She excels in writing compositions and for this reason was
chosen Class Historian. As a member of the Brown Owl Board,
her duties have been earnestly fulfilled. In addition to this
laborious position she has served for a year as our Class Secre-
tary. Although she appears to be a very quiet and dignified
young lady, she frequently has been found guilty of slight slips
of the tongue, and her friends have been somewhat surprised
at her speeches, especially at Board meetings. Emelia hasnot
yet decided whether she will pursue her quest of learning at
College or Normal School, but we feel sure that she will make
a success of whatever she undertakes.
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"He knit his brows,
And held his breath."
VVay back in l907,Ja little tot, wearing short trousers and
Vandyke collar, carrying a large lunch basket like every other
freshman, immigrated to English, where he deposited his bur-
dens and stayed to keep us company. He is fortunately en-
dowed with red cheeks, the color of 'which is procured without
the aid of rouge. Although Arnot is a quiet little chap, he is
well liked by his classmates. His complexion has caused some
comment in the B. O. Board meetings, and he would be sur-
prised if he knew with whom he had been compared. He is
still very shy and bashful, but he has greatly improved in this
respect since he entered "English" VVe do not yet know his
intentions for the future.
ISABELL MARY HUGHES.
"She is a maid of artless grace
Gentle of form and fair of face."
Isabell is one of lNebster's products and is considered
among the jolly girls in our class. She is one of our pretty red-
cheeked girls and is loved by all her classmates. Isabell was
at one time very fond of attending track meets, especially
those in which Classical was represented. Her winsome smile
attracts everybody, and we do not wonder that she has hosts
of friends. Isabell likes to spend the summer days at Rumford,
and we wonder if that is the source of her beauty, for we, too,
would like to try it.
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HELEN RAINSEY I-I UTCHEON.
"Sweetly and stately, and with all grace
Helen is one of our quiet, studious young ladies, and, al-
though she is good in all her lessons, her chief accomplishment
is phonography. She is very fond of astronomy, enjoying the
recitations on this subject in the fifth period with many of her
classmates. Her good recitations and quiet voice are pleasing
features of the third period English class.
INEZ ESTELLE JORDAN.
"A little nonsense now and then
' Is relished by the wisest men."
This is the little girl with a bubbling laugh and always ready
for fun. Though seemingly happy and care-free, Inez is very
desirous of good lessons and high marks. She is one of our
most popular young ladies and may often be seen with one of
the most recent additions to our class, the wearer of the red
necktie. Inez is a member of the Brown Owl Board, and
peace of its meetings has often been disturbed by the gales she
is wont to create. In the beginning of her Senior year, she
blossomed out as a basket-ball player, and has been a very
enthusiastic supporter of the game. It would be a sorrowful
day for the class if Inez were to leave us for then we would
be "minus Inez." -
MARIE SARAH LEACI-I.
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast,
To soften -rocks, or bend the knotted oak." ,
The Muses have endowed this young lady with the gift of
song, as may be seen by the fact that she is our Class Hymnist.
-iiaiie is exceedingly fond of dancing, and is a frequent visitor
at Rhodes' Her points of the compass have been dehned as five:
-north point, south point, east point, west point, Riverpoint.
Marie is a member of the Brown Owl Board and her dignity is
often shocked at its meetings by the actions of the "children"
Marie, after much deliberation, decided to cast her lot with our
class. Wfe appreciate her decision, for otherwise we would
lack a class hymn.
HERBERT ENN ART LQRD.
"Show me a happier man than youf' -
"Butsy" was greatly honored at the beginning of the fourth
year by being chosen as vice-president of the class, but he has
not had a chance to distinguish himself in that capacity. Not-
withstanding the dignity of his position, he has formed a curi-
ous liking for a little plant known as "Ivy" An education at
Wfebster Avenue Grammar School was not sufficient for this
scholarly UQ youth, so he has diligently pursued his quest for
knowledge with us at "English" Herbert has done excellent
work as a member of the hockey and baseball teams.
ALICE ELIZA LUTHER.
"Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind."
After leaving "Vineyard," Alice decided to become one of
"EnglishJs,' many daughters. She came to us a very demure
young lady but she has since acquired an educated laugh which
has been heard very often during her fourth year. Alice chose
the Normal Course and has diligently pursued her way
through mazes of civics and arithmetic. She is known for her
good-natured, happy disposition which will surely aid her in
' making her future life a success.
JESSIE VERONICA MCDOUGALL.
"So light of foot, so light of spiritfi
Jessie is one of our pretty girls and is known by her lovely
dimples. She is one of the best shorthand scholars which this
class has produced. She may be counted among our jolliest
girls, and is a friend of everyone. Her happy Ways have been a
source of delight to all who have happened to sit near her. Her
disposition is such that she can remain calm in a tumult and
We have never seen her spirits the least ruffled. Wfe Wish her
the greatest success in whatever she undertakes after leaving
"A mighty man is he."
Achille has been very efficient in getting ads. for this Brown
Owl, even surpassing the Business Manager in this respect. ltle
is Miss Peirce's reference book for the pronunciation of
ltalian names. Achille spends his leisure hours to great ad-
vantage as an important personage in certain tonsorial parlors.
l-le is one of the few in the third period English class who is
acquainted with Dante.
"There is none like her, none."
MARCO VINCENZO MQNTAGANO.
"Song forbids victorious deeds to die."
Marco, or "Count Gut," is an important member of the
Boys' Debating Society. He will offer any information
desired on the subjects of 'fstatisticsn or "Austria" Marco
must have had a dreadful fright in his infancy for his hair is
still standing on end. He makes up for any deficiencies in the
brilliant third period English class by his ever-ready knowledge
of various subjects and his original opinions. The morning
hymns in Room 1 have been a source of joy to many of our
girls because of Marco's splendid singing.
CATHERINE MQGXNYNN. ' '
Here is a very quiet little lassie who may be .known as Anna's
shadow. Her taste for classical learning did not appear until 1
her third year, when she decid-ed to acquire a little knowledge '
of Latin. The astonishing news came to us one morning that
Margaret had participated in a wedding the night before, but
we soon learned that she was only a bridesmaid. She has
chosen to pursue her course of learning and we wish her suc-
ETHEL BARNEY MANCIB.
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iWhenever we hear that one of our classmates has received
a very pretty compliment, we may be almost sure that its donor
was Miss Ethel. She is a tall young lady with stately dignity.
The fourth year Latin class has had the full benefit of her
bright translations of 0vid's interesting Metamorphoses. She
and Marie are bosom friends, and may be often seen promenad-
ing around Room 1, arm in arm. We certainly could not get
along without Ethel, and are very glad she consented to grace
our class with her presence.
ANNIE LAURA MARSHALL.
"An open-hearted maiden, true and pure."
At least once a week, a little girl with a big hair ribbon may
be seen with Miss Mosher. This great elocutionist is known
to her classmates as Annie. She especially delights in German,
so much so that she diligently pursues that delightful language
at "Tech" She seems to have a very good time across the way,
and we often hear remarks upon the happenings there. Our
little girl is the keeper of the class calendar and distinguished
herself as an anti-suffragette in the composition, which she read
for the Anthony Medal. Though somewhat quiet in her Ways
she has won many friends during her four years at 'fEnglish."
MILTON HARRIS PRICE.
"I-Ie above the rest,
In shape and gesture proudly eminent,
Stood like a tower."
Milton is one of the few boys in our class who have found
astronomy an interesting subject. I'Ie delights especially in
going to the Ladd Observatory where he may be brought
nearer to-the stars. Milton is an important member of the
third period English class and often succeeds in answering
some of Miss Peirce's most diflicult questions. The rest of us
would really like to know how he does it, so that we might
follow his example. I-Ie seems very fond of walking on one
foot, and, as an aid to this difficult feat, often carries a cane.
Milton is a great admirer of the fair sex, if we may judge by
appearances. I-Ie evidently found the society of our class very
satisfying to his temperament and, after much earnest endeavor,
became a member of our little band.
"X-Vith dimples all around her face,
She makes a heaven of any place."
Talk about dimples, just look at Millicent's. This young
lady is one of our quiet girls, but for all that she has gained
many friends by her Winsome manners. She chose to favor the
commercial course with her presence and has especially excelled
in typewriting. Millicent has a vein of music in her and is
another member of the Mandolin Club. She and Gladys are
great friends and may be seen together at almost any time
during school hours. Millicent has joined that company of girls
who favor puffs as a method of coiffure, and the fashion suits
her very nicely.
GERTRUDE ALMA RICHARDS.
"Her voice was ever soft
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in womanff
The dignity of a Senior girl is truly found in Gertrude, for
she is never seen doing anything which might cause displeasure.
Her sedate and retiring manner make her little known to most
of the class, but among her intimate friends she is cherished.
Gertrude excels in Algebra, and is adept at solving problems.
She considers her XVaterloo to be in the drawing room, but we
choose to think differently. Gertrude expects to go to Normal
School when she leaves "English," and we believe she will
make a successful teacher because of her loving disposition.
She is a quiet girl, considerate, and always on the look-out to
help some one in distress.
NEVVTON ANGELL SHAXVCROSS.
"From his cradle he was a scholar and a good one."
This scholarly young gentleman is one of Miss Mosher's
shining lights. He discoursed quite fluently one Friday on the
subject, "The Duties of a Senior." His words of wisdom fell
on unfertile ground, however, and we even fear he did not
follow his own advice. The 4B division in Room 1 seems to
have had some attraction for him, and his conversations with
one of its members have been somewhat numerous. Newton is
one of those who consider the study of the stars an interesting
subject, favoring the fifth period astronomy class with his
presence. He is a-great admirer of bright colors if we may
judge by his hosiery and ties which are sometimes quite strik-
ing. lVe certainly expect great things of him in-the future.
JOHN ROBERT SNNEET.
I 'WVhen he speaks ,
The air, a charter'd libertine, is still."
Here is the worthy Editor-in-Chief of this Brown Owl. He
has certainly done his best to make this book a success, and has
tried to urge the rest of the Board to follow his example. Al-
though Robert has not been with us these last few months, he
has still kept up a lively interest in the doings at English, for
he is president of the Boys' Debating Society. Bob is one of
our best debaters and has revealed his literary abilities by win-
ning the Anthony Medal. Robert is well versed in politics and
parliamentary law. The latter quality is shown by the fact that
he frequently gives his version of the way in which our class
meetings should be conducted. He is noted for his good-nature,
even if things 0'o wronv' in Board meetings, and he is quite
as as as G '
often heard to say, "That's all right."
universal pastime and delight."
find it so troublesome again.
ALMA MAY XVATERMAN.
"She who studies fervently the skies, -
Turns oftener to the stars than to her bookf'
Alma is a good example of a dignified Senior, and keeps
herself under control when she receives her report, while
others would be too elated to keep still. Alma is the most
hard-working member of the Brown Owl Board, and also
serves as Class Prophet. She does brilliant work in her com-
positions, and when she declaims in Room 10, one could hear
a pin drop, so appreciative is the audience. She is one of the
CORA UNA THORYTON
"Music is the universal language of mankind poetiy their
Cora has more than once revealed the fact that the gift of
poetry has been stored in her brain by some Muse For this
reason she has served as our Class Poet and a member of the
Brown OwlBoard. She is one of our brightest Jolliest gn ls and
a favorite with every one of her classmates Her abilities as
our treasurer are well known, for when a delinquent member
of the class sees Cora coming with a little ied book he is almost
certain as to what she is after. Cora is also one of our musi
cians, and as a member of the Mandolin Club helps to fill the
air with music after school on Tuesdays One day Com s hair
' caused her a great deal of anxiety, and we hope she will never
'4Three Twins," a society
Emelia. She may be found
others. Alma is not to be
rises victorious above them
college career, and we know
reports about the quiet little
which includes Alma, Inez, and
at any time with either one of the
conquered by any study, for she
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girl of this class.
- MARTHAJANE XVESTON
"A foot more light, a step more true
Ne'er from the heath flow'r dash'd the dew
Martha is another of our pretty girls and an excellent d mcei
She took shorthand and typewriting but we feai she did not
enjoy those studies as much as astronomy. She is xx ell liked
by all in the class, especially by some of the opposite sex She
and Marie have engaged in some very interesting conx eisations
in Room 1 during the study periods. They have enjox cd them
immensely to judge by the sound of suppressed lauvhtei uhich
has often come from those back seats. Though Mutha is
seemingly very brave, we have discovered that she is much
afraid of spiders. XVe sincerely hope she will soon outgiou
MARIE C. XNILDPRETT.
"lVhen she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exqui-
site. music." -
Here comes one of our tallest girls. Marie is especially
noted for her love of toys and each Week produces something
new in the Way of a plaything. She is particularly fond of
monkeys and elephants, and succeeds in amusing' her classmates
with the curious antics of her pets. Marie is a very good
friend of Mr. Sherman, and enlivens the Civics class with her
sensible arguments. She can easily create a burst of laughter
among her friends by her gay remarks.
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I-IF, Father of Recorded Time murmured some incomprehensible wordslas
he sharpened his quill pen for the third time. Numerous papers were
spread on the table before him and the little writing that was on a large
sheet of folio paper was scratched out, The old chronicler, with snow-white
beard, shaggy eyebrows and stern features, leaned back in his chair, idly finger-
ing the stained quill and mused.
"It is queer that I cannot write this history satisfactorily, and I would
not for the world leave it out. That little band was brave indeed, Worthy of
praise. I must record the history of the class of january, 1911, before I rest.
Faithful pen, bear with me through this night-.H
Resolutely he bent over the page before him, and far into the night the
scratching of the pen was the only sound in the lonely den of the Father of Re-
corded Time. The following is what was written:
"At the massive portals of the the City of Ambition stood an eager band of
pilgrims, beginning their memorable quest for the Pearl of IVisdom. W7inter's
snow and ice could not daunt them, nor did the appeals of those who were left
behind prevail' upon them to give up the journey. The direction of the Great
Tavern, their hrst goal, was known to all, and that ambitious little band plodded
hopefully on until the Tavern of 1907 loomed up before them like a formidable
Ilere the first disappointment awaited them: there was no room in the Inn
for all. The keeper pointed to the west and told them, that there they would
find a small hamlet with a little tavern. Keeping the sinking sun in view, the
still hopeful pilgrims found the tiny village and its one inn, built on a barren
mesa, and overlooking the beaten path which led to the City of Desire. The
tavern was uncomfortable, the place was crowded, the way, rugged and dis-
couraging, but what were such trivial circumstances to those eager searchers?
Their disappointments only served to teach them their first lesson, that they
must humble themselves and be subject to superiors. A few messengers
brought news from the Great Tavern, but they only increased the longing of
that little band to join their comrades.
Before those Wanderers reached their first goal, they were forced to strug-
gle with the treacherous monsters which hindered their progress. Dragon Al-
gebra, known to all who passed that way was overpowered, and deceiving Lady
French's enticements to bring unfortunate way-farers under her influence, had
to cease. They buried, for a short time, the unconquerable monster English
under the dust which was raised during the strife. The victorious band again
stood before the Great Tavern, and boundless was their joy when the keeper
After a short rest, the united band set out for the City of Desire. The
barren mesa and the little tavern of 1907 were left far behind, and the way
grew steeper and rougher. Ever higher and ever mightier rose the mountains
before them and at everyturn in the trail monsters had to be overcome. Never-
theless under the stern command of the Mighty Leader, almost all overcame
their difficulties, but when they stood at the foot of Report Mountain, a few
turned back, for they had lost sight of the Pearl of VVisdom on account of
those great barriers before them, Freshman Hill was left behind, and as they
gave a parting glance at the first mile-stone on the English High Road to Suc-
cess, all seemed very trivial in comparison with what was before them.
The road between the first and third mile-stones was pleasant, for the
pilgrims were by that time accustomed to difficulties and disappointments, and
they looked about for pleasure in the midst of their upward toil. They gath-
ered herbs and roots, and dyed their socks and ties, as they were lured away by
the "Twins," Miss Goodtime and Miss Social. They had grown careless and
did not notice how the wily serpent English was creeping so closely, and a
hard struggle it was in the end, before they were ready to leave Mount Sopho-
more and Mount junior behind them. Only a few were left behind, victims of
the treacherous Swamps of Study.
The third mile-stone on the English High Road was passed, and the pil-
grims daily approached the city of their quest. The last great mountain lay
before them steeper and more rugged than the others had been, and the trail less
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beaten. Avalanches of Historic Dates checked their progress, and the monster
English still followed closely, darting out his fatal fangs.
The pilgrims had organized their company, and completed their journey
under the wise commands of their chosen leader. Nevertheless, the Mighty
Leader was always present to protect the little band against danger. Mount
Senior was very steep, and the climb was hard and long. Halfway up the
mountain side was a beautiful mossy terrace, and the pilgrims rested there
for a few hours. So happy were they to be within sight of their journey's
end, that they forgot their Weariness, and danced in the terrace until the
Mighty Leader, who reckoned a late hour from the stars, sent them to rest.
As the days wore on, the pilgrims became more eager and zealous. Some-
where just before them was the Pearl of Wisdoinig somewhere in the City of
Desire, that bright gem was to be found. Ever higher loomed up the gates
of the city, and the walls seemed to become thicker as they approached. The
Mighty Leader conversed with the Keeper of the Gates, and then to crown
their success along the English High Road, the wearypilgrims were welcomed
by others who were on the same quest for the Pearl of VVisdom. '
The massive gates were closed again. The pilgrims had been guided into
a broader, wider sphere of experience than they had ever been in before. A
great wave of gratitude swept overthe pilgrims, as they reviewed their four
years' journey, for the higher ideals which they had been taught to follow, for
the wisdom they had gleaned while on the quest for the Pearl of VVisdom,
for the strength and manhood those trials had caused to predominate, and for
a broader insight into human nature. 'A brighter pearl lies further onf they
were told, and a few prepared for the second quest.
The hoary head bent lower over the papers and the sleep of weariness
enveloped the writer. Thelstained quill fell from his hand, and as it rolled
back and forth over the papers, it left the mark of a star. May it be the Star
of Hope, a happy omen, for the class of january 1911. '
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HE opening day of the school year of 1907 found a number of unso-
phistocated children seated expectantly in the spacious hall of the
English High School. VVe, the now brilliant class of June, 1911, after
learning our fate, quietly adapted ourselves to our new surroundings as so many
had before us.
Qur freshman year, spent in solving unknown quantities, passed like a bird
After the long vacation, we came back to school ready to take up the more
elevated duties of Sophomores. Here we proved our first perplexing proposi-
tions in geometry, and as for physics, why we were able QPD to operate any
kind of machine. Wfhile in this year we compiled a class paper, called "The
Echo," which showed a spark of ingenuity that we hoped might develop into
a flame before we published our "Brown Owlf'
Next came our junior year, which we enjoyed to the fullest extent with
only one dark cloud crossing our path, that being the passing away of our
classmate, Susie 'Weaver
It is needless to say that we felt of some importance at this stage of our
progress, for in this year we held our first class meeting and also our junior
Social. It was a gay assembly that graced the hall of "Qld English," which
was decorated with the school colors and clusters of palms, on this occasion.
But. lo! it is September again and now we enter rooms 1 and 11 as Seniors,
full of anticipation of those Senior joys which we hope the next historian may
have the pleasure of relating.
JANET M. BOURN.
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EPTEMBER 11, 1908, is an especially important day in the history of
English High School, for on that date the illustrious class of 1912
' first made its appearance at "Old English." After much waiting and
signing of names in the Hall, we were ushered to our various rooms, and given
each an Algebra, a Latin Grammar, and a copy of "Twice Told Tales" to keep
us out of mischief.
Our class was found to be so large, however, that a portion was sent over
to "Classicalf' There we were initiated into the wonders of a new use for
our A. B. C's, and were surprised to learn that X, Y, and Z denoted unknown
quantities. Alas I am afraid the X's, Y's and Z's became more familiar to
many than the other letters of the alphabet. W'e also learned to repeat "amo,
amas, amat," like so many parrots.
The next February we returned to English, and took up our abode in
Rooms 13 and 141. Ancient History then became the topic of importance, and
studying the statues in the corridors, our favorite pastime.
llfhen September again came, many had decided to pursue the commercial
course in Room the rest being enrolled in Room 11 for another six months.
During that time the science of physics held our attention, while two pleasant
hours were spent each week in the Laboratory. Also, I must not forget to
mention the tender sympathies aroused for "Elaine," or the admiration which
The following February we were assigned to Room Il. There, even our
history was forgotten, so absorbed did we become in the fascinating pursuit of
Geometry. Many, in fact, declared it to be "the most interesting subject they
had ever taken." I wonder why? We also made the acquaintance of a certain
Gaius Julius Caesar, whose history we should -have enjoyed more, if written in
our native language. VVe moreover learned the art of economy, the result of
which may be seen hanging over the bookcase in Room 3, in the form of a pic-
ture. As the year drew to a close, we all agreed it had been the most pleasant
of all of our school-life.
Now, we are dignified juniors, realizing, with sorrow, how little we know,
and how much we have to learn, especially in chemistry. In the next chapter
of our history, however, you will hear that we have overcome these difhculties,
and are distinguishing ourselves as Seniors, which is at present the height of
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N an extremely cold morning about the first of February, 1909, fifty or
sixty of us sat in the hall of the English High School awaiting the
arrival of the Principal.
Wfhen M. Hoyt came, it was very quiet in the room as we anxiously listened
while he read off some names from a slip of paper which he held in his hand.
How anxiously we listened, how dismayed we were when our names were not
called, and how great our grief when our friends were separated from us, only
those who have experienced these things can know.
In two or three days all our affairs were straightened out, and we were
working in our several rooms as busily as the proverbial bee. Our first months
were profitably spent under the care of Miss Vlfallcer or Mr. Chase. , We lp-
pily hunted for that mysterious X, which certainly must have had the Wings of
Mercury attached to it, for we never seemed able to quite catch up with it.
VVe also turned our attention to Latin or French, besides learning all about the
oracles and the Grecian gods and goddesses.
These first six months Went by so quickly that almost before we realized
it, We were bidding our friends "Good-byeu and the summer vacation had
One bright day in September we again entered Ulinglishf' and toiled up
those two flights of stairs, only to find, when we reached the top, a notice telling
us to return to Room 10.
After waiting here for anhour or two, we were assigned to our especial
rooms, most of us going to either Miss Arnold or Miss Hayward. During this
half year Miss Hayward, who was an experienced and valued teacher, died, and
a substitute was engaged for the rest of the year.
Une morning in February we came to school very much excited, for one
year of our school life was over and we no longer had that hated name 'tFresh-
men" attached to us, for we were Sophomores. How proud we were!
Soon the business portion of the class was being initiated into the mys-
teries of bookkeeping under the instruction of Mr. Turner, while in Room 3
those taking the regular course devoted themselves to their favorite French or
Latin. During this half year we also studied that most delightful of -studies,
Geometry, learning all about lines, angles, and circles.
And so another half year rolled on and once more the summer vacation
ca1ne. Vacation time always flies, and after ten weeks of enjoyable idleness
we entered upon the last half of our second year. We were very busy those
six months, for besides all our regular work three periods each week were
spent in the laboratory. ,
And now that two years full of happiness have passed, we are looking
forward with great eagerness to becoming juniors, believing that we shall
enjoy our daily round of work and play in dear old 4'English" as much in the
future as we have in the past.
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'll was on a rainy, dreary Saturday, that the class of 191-t first made their
appearance in "Old English." They were rather noisy, to be sure, but
what can one expect of thegreenest variety of a green Freshman? They
had come for the purpose of registering, and on the following Monday were to
begin the duties of their Freshman year in the High School.
Some were placed in Room G, some in Room 15, and still others were sent
to the annex on Temple street.
How strange and new it all seemed to them !' 'llhe First few days. all was
confusion respecting studies and periods, but later, when they became more
accustomed to the usual order of things, they calmly settled down to enjoy
But certainly it was not always enjoyable. 'fDoesn't he look green P"
and "Till bet sheis a Freshman," were some of the remarks they heard, and
it was very mortifying. indeed to their pride, considering the important fact
that they had been all through Grammar School.
The Freshmen make a specialty of music, for perhaps some may recall
one Xflfednesday last spring when Mr. Russell had each class sing in turn. The
Freshies certainly distinguished themselves for the volume of sound which they
poured forth. Many pedestrians stopped to listen to the sweet sounds. To be
sure, they had to strain their ears just a little. t
When vacation came, the Freshmen separated, most of them with a view
of returning in September, when they might once more tread the "flowery
path of knowledge." Wlieii they did come back in the fall there were many
greetings and inquiries of how one and the other had spent their vacations.
Some were missing, they probably had had enough of the delights of
Freshman year. The majority of those who came back were sent to Room 4, the
rest to Room let.
They now regarded themselves as full-fledged members of the English
High School, and accordingly viewed with a patronizing air those who had just
entered. Of course, they never were so green.
About the second of the quarter they had their voices tried and it
was with quaking hearts that they ascended the stairs to the hall. To their
great relief, there were no dreaded Sophomores or upper classmen in view, and
they only had to sing so that Mr. Russell could hear. He must have used an
artificial ear device to do so.
Up to date, most of the Freshies have been fairly successful as far as
booklore goes, and in january hope to attain that long-coveted place, the Sopho-
Then here's to the Freshmen, their joys and their trials,
Their innocent manners and fresh beaming smiles,
And when they have done with their greenness and fear,
Admit them, I pray, to the Sophomore year.
ELINE K. SORENSEN.
THE GIRLS" DEBATING SOCIETY
RUTH M. BERGER, Prcsidezzt, A EVA BTANN, Vice Presidevzft,
EDYTHE XM.-KDE, .S'ecretar3', KTARY BAILEY, Treagmfgr,
HE Girls, Debating Society of our school is enjoying a very prosperous
year. In two months the membership has increased from eleven to
thirty-live, and we are still receiving applications. '
The girls have decided that Esperanto is not the coming world language,
and, also, that United States Representatives should have a longer term of
The literary committee has entertained the society at each meeting, during
the absence of the judges, by extracts from magazines on the question of the
debate. or other interesting topics read by a member of the committee.
The girls of the Freshman class are to be commended for their school
spirit in joining the Society and taking the parts assigned them. The uiniors,
too, are giving us good support, but the Seniors are evidently not interested. for
we have only three who are members of the Fourth-Year class. Seniors wake
up! Wfe need you! You are busy, we know, but the time spent in the Debating
Society is time well spent!
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J. ROBERT SWEET WILFRED J. GIROUARD
BOYS' DEBATING SOCIETY
CYRIL R. BROADHEAD MARCO V. MONTAGANO
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HE Boys' Debating Society held its first meeting on Wfednesday evening.
Oct. 5, 1910, and the following officers were elected: I. Robert
Sweet, President, Wfilfred I. Girouard, Vice President, Cyril R.
Broadhead, Secretary, and Marco V. Montagano, Treasurer. '
On December twenty-third, our second team, composed of Raymond F.
Reed, Captain, Maxwell Harrison, Edward Mulligan, and Wfilliam A. Wlatson.
will meet the Classical Second Team to debate the question: Resolved, That
Roosevelfs proposition, namely, that the large powers unite to enforce inter-
national arbitration, is wise. English will uphold the afhrmative and expects a
January 20, 1911, is the date of the First debate of the linglish-lrlope-Paxw
tucket League. Our team, consisting of I. Robert Sweet, VVilfred I. Girouard,
Cyril R. Broadhead, and Raymond F. Reed, will meet the Hope Street debaters
on the question: Resolved, That the city of Providence should own and operate
its electric lighting and power system with a view to owning and operating its
public utilities in general. The team is devoting all of its time to the preparation
of the debate and prospects look very bright for a victory for "English,"
'lEnglish" will debate Pawtucket early in May, 1911. In View of the facts
that we put up a good fight forthe cup last year and that we not only have a part
of our last year's team with us but have some very promising material in the
Society, we are conident of being able to bring' to "English" the trophy of the
English-Hope-Pawtucket League. 1
Marco V. Montagano is the chairman of the committee to arrange a series
of inter-class debates, and we feel confident that under his able direction, we
will have a series of debates that will prove very interesting.
If the Debating Society keeps on along the lines on which it has been
started this season, it is certain that the English High School Boys! Debating
Society will be one of the best in the city.
"Perseverance brings successf'
SUBJECTS FOR ANTHONY MEDAL CONTEST, 1910
1. The American Flag at the North Pole.
2. A Trip Down the Bay.
3. Should Cooking and Sewing be 'Taught in the Grammar Schools?
4. Character Sketch of Sir Roger de Coverley.
5. Flying Machines of To-day. it
6. The High Cost of Living.
7. Public Playgrounds a Necessity.
8. Is Roosevelt's Hunting Trip justifiable?
9. VV'oman's Right to the Ballot.
10. The Heroines of Shakespeare.
11. The Autobiography of an Automobile.
12. A day in a Canoe.
THE HIGH COST OF LIVING
Somebody, fond of gathering together statistics, has collected all of the
many reasons offered as to the why's and wherefor's of the high cost of living,
and has discovered that, thus far, there has been advanced thirty-two different
causes for the same. Think of it--thirty-two different reasons why We pay
more for food, more for clothing, and more for our dwellings, than in former
No Wonder that We have investigating committee after investigating com-
mittee to discover the true cause, and, sad to relate, they are just as likely to
discover another reason to add to the thirty-two, as they are to verify one of
the theories already advanced.
ln spite of all this investigating of the high cost of living, the fact still re-
mains that we are paying more today for our necessities and our luxuries than
did our grandfathers fifty years ago.
One of the main causes to which the high cost of living is said to be due
is the increased amount of gold in circulation.
Every day, more gold is being thrown on the market. Gold mines are be-
ing developed more and more in all the gold mining countries of the world.
from Alaska to South Africa. I-Iow does this increased amount of gold effect
the cost of living? In answer to this question volumes might be written, and
then there would be some points that only one who has made a life study -of
the question could understand.
Wfhen gold was adopted as the monetary standard for this. 'and the major-
ity of other civilized countries, it was adopted for the reason that it was the
most stable mineral known that could be used for coinage purposes, that is,
there was not enough of a difference in the amount on the market from time to
time to change its value.
But new mines have been developed, methods have been perfected to
extract the gold from dirt that fifty years ago could not be made to yield
enough to pay more than part of the expense of extracting it, all mining methods
have been improved, and the result of these changes has been to increase the
amount of gold in circulation.
The value of gold, as a monetary standard, would of course vary inversely
with the supplyg that is, the greater the amount in circulation, the less would
be its value.
All articles have a given value and the cost of anything depends on the
ratio of its value to that of gold. lf the price of gold goes down, necessarily
it will take more gold to buy a given article. A good illustration of this was
given in the last days of the Confederacy, when it took as much as twenty
dollars in Confederate money to buy what one dollar in United States money
would purchase, that is, the value of Confederate money had decreased and,
therefore, it took a greater amount to purchase something of a given value!
lf the increased amount of gold in circulation is the true cause of the high
cost of living, the only way to overcome it is to use something else more
stable as a monetary standard.
Another theory advanced is that many people are leaving the farms and
going to the cities thus becoming consumers instead of producers. Still another
claims that people live better than they did formerly. Both of these, however,
may be condensed into the fact that there is an increased demand and a corres-
ponding lack of supply. Many of the other so-called causes of high-living can
be traced directly or indirectly to this reason. Naturally if there is an increased
demand without a corresponding increase of supply, prices must go up.
The United States Government through its Department of Agriculture, is
doing everything possible to aid the farmer to make his land more productive,
to utilize lands that are now arid, in fact, it is doing everything in its power to
overcome this inequality in supply and demand. In time, it may accomplish
this, and a long step will have been taken to reduce the cost of living.
In a similar manner, chemists are experimenting to find some compound
that will be more stable than gold, this to be adopted as a monetary standard,
and thus avoid a surplus on the market as is now the case. Y
Of course, there are many other facts which may tend to cause the present
high cost of living, but after removing these before getting prices down to
normal, something must be done to equalize the supply and demand, and to
overcome in some manner the ill-effects of the large amount of gold in circu-
I. ROBERT SWEET.
ADDRESS TO UNDERGRADUATES
Underclassmen-Lend me your ears and give heed to the words of wisdom
which I am about to impart to you.
Freshmen! You are now approaching the close of your probationary period
and will soon ceaseto be looked upon as a mere incubus upon our student bodyg
you will no longer be considered as a conglomerated mass of isolated particles
with scarcely enough cohesion among its molecules to make it a tangible reality.
VVe sincerely trust that by this time it has dawned upon your so-called
intellects that you have been permitted to exist among us only as a necessary
evil and that your future mental development will so progress so as to merit
the approval of your teachers, thereby justifying the toleration of which you
have been the unconscious recipients.
just a bit of specific advice-Realize and remember that when present in
the hall on Wednesday mornings you are not there as ornaments, neither are
you considered the guests or the critics of the higher classes. Your presence
on these occasions affords you the only opportunity allowed to freshmen of
raising their voices to their full capacity. At all other times silence should be
your motto. W
Sophomores! By the processes of evolution you have shaken off the man-
tle of many of your former crudities and have now crossed the threshold and
entered fairly upon your student career. Do not for one moment, however,
imagine that you have attained the heights of wisdom and that you can safely
give an iron-clad guarantee that you are exempt from future errors of judg-
ment. At this time fl can do no better than remind you of the saying of
that famous American philosopher and humorist, josh Billings. He said,-
"There is hope for the person who, making a mistake, recognizes it and profits
by it, but Heaven help the person who makes mistakes and stands OH and
points to them with pride-his case is hopeless." May the truth of these words
sink deeply into your minds.
juniors! Now that you are about to make your formal entrance into the
sanctum sanctorum, or Holy of Holies of this school, namely, Room l, it is
to be hoped that you will appreciate to the full the exalted status of your new
The only admonition that we can give you is, remember that as you
advance through your curriculum your responsibilities proportionally increase.
You are ever to be shining examples to the under classes of what good students
should be. Promptness at recitations. desire to anticipate the wishes of your
teachers. and a display of assiduity in the prosecution of your studies, will bc
the strongest factors in gaining the higher honors which await you.
Sub Seniors! Wfe hail you as our worthy successors, and as such, we
would admonish you ever to keep in mind and endeavor to live up to the best
traditions of our beloved school. It should be your ambition to emulate the
glorious example which this illustrious class of January, 1911, has set before
you. The inspiration our class has given you together with your own past
experience should be the spur to further efforts.
My parting words of advice will be those long ago uttered by that eminent
philosopher and statesman, -Benjamin Franklin. He said, "I have no light to
guide my path to the future save that shed by the lamp of experience, and
oftentimes it is profitable to pause in our journey, turn backward, and study
the road by which we have traveled."
VV e bestow upon you our blessings together with our best wishes that you
will prove yourselves worthy in the highest degree of the proud 'title of
NAME. NICK NAME. BY-WORD. D1sPos1T1oN.
Gladys Alden 4... Smiles. Honest. Charming.
Hazel Alfred ..., S-horty. just Listen. Even.
Ruth Berger .... Madame President Great Scott. Iolly.
Cyril Broadhead ..... Cy. Order Please. Calm.
Louise Brotherton. . . Lou. Niemtals-niemals Inquisitive.
Samuel BL11'liG ----- Sammy. Inez. Sweet.
Mabel Cox .......... Mab. Naughty! Mischievous
Gladys Diefendorf. .. jim-mie. In New York. Coquettish.
A111121 Flyllll -------.- A. I. Far be it from me. Angelic.
VVilfred Girouard .... Frenchy. Attention! XIVIUSOYIIC.
Jennie Goldberg ..... jen, H61-C. jolly,
Emelia Hempel .... Little One. Goodness. Merry.
Arnot Hirst ..... Cuty. Achille. Quiet.
Isabell Hughes .... Inez. Heavens. Pleasant.
Helen I-Iutcheon ..... Nellie. Great Scott. Quiet.
In.ez Jordan ........ Baby. Up behind the clock. Lively.
Marie Leach ..... Dimpl-es. Oh, say! Talkative.
Herbert Lord Butsy. Ivey. Easy going.
Alice Luther ....... Kid. X Hey. Merry.
Jessie McDougall .... Jess. Haven't looked at it. Reserved.
Achille Mangiante. . . Kille. Here- Quiet.
Marco Montagano. .. Count Out. O, you kid! Lazy.
Margaret McGwynn. Fluffy Ruffles. Anna. Heavenly.
Ethel Mancib ........ Polly. Get down, Teddy. Amiable.
Anfnie Marshall .... Nan. lfVell, I believe you. Quiet.
Milton Price .... ? Kiss me. Friendly.
Millicent Reed ....... Millie. My word. Sweet.
Gertrude Richards... Taffy. T'hat's the limit. Ambitious.
Newton Shawcross. . . Isaac. Been to Miss Mosher. Happy.
Robert Sweet ........ "Bob" That's all right. Lazy.
Cora Thornton .... Coclie. Oh say! SWCCY-
Alma X1Vaterman ..... ? Good gracious. Agreeable.
Martha Wfeston .... Puffs. It's cold. Unequallerl.
Marie Wfilclprett ..... Maurie. Milton. Pleasing.
LoAr1No PLACE. OCCUPATION. sPEeiAL'rY. AMB1'r1oN.
Looking Glass. Singing. l'Iair-dressing Opera Singer.
Yet to come. Talking to Amy Unknown. To grow taller.
At Cyi-il'5 desk Wforking for Senior Making fudge. To be a star in Latin.
B. O. B. Meetings.
Summer and Pond
Keeping class in order
To build an aeroplane
Cozy corner. Talking. Sailor suits. Actress.
Telephone office. Dancing. Iollying. Artist.
Room I. Spieling. Posing? UYMOF.
Unknown. Studying. Jollying. Chorus girl.
Church? lfVriting compositions. Latin. College and beyond.
Miss Peirce's desk. Studying. Blushing. English clergy.
At the Pier. Letter writing. College youths. College widow.
Boston Store. Studying. Typewriting. Stenographer.
She never loafs. Making fun. Sammy. College.
Opera House. Making Inez behave. Millinery. Tilden-Thurber's.
Bulletin Board- Football-Ivy. Breaking his nose. Ivy-
At her desk. Talking to Newton. Eating candy. School "mam"
Thornton. Studying. Smiling. Stenographer.
Basement. Shaving. Getting ads. To get ads.
Atwells Avenue. Tailor. Debating. If I were king!
Piano Stool. Seeking Anna. Being -bridesmaid. School ".mam."
Cohasset. Dancing. Teasing. Old maid.
Wfith Miss Mosher Making cakes. Getting people out Orator CEU
First Floor Cor- Amusing girls. Talking to Martha To be a farmer.
She hasn't any. Entertaining one. Typewriting. Dis-li washer.
Class meetings. Studying. Being sedate. Sutfragette.
At the dictionary. Looking after Alice. Astronomy. Lawyer.
Pawtucket. Raising Cain! Telephoning. Boundless.
Never loafs. Keeping tabs on Canoeing. Lost!!!
Church soeials. Rhyming. Holding attention. Teacher.
Rhodes. Star-gazing. Dancing. Hair-dresser.
Corridor. Talking to M. P. Flirting. Actress.
LOST AND FOUND
Found-In the moon, by Miss Peirce, anything that cannot be tound else
Lost-The girls' good reputation at first lunch period.
Found-A good place to keep a key-By Sana Burke.
Lost-San1's hat at Alma's house.
Lost4Anna on her way to Brown Owl Meeting.
Lost-At the meetings of the B. O. board-much valuable time by S B
Lost-The crease in Mr. Shern1an's pants.
Found-In the corridor-Sam Burke.
. ILLUSTRATED SONGS
Any Little 'Girl That's a Nice Little Girl, is the
Me.-M. Price '
Call Around Any Old Time.-M. Cox.
Rigfht Little Gnl Iloi
It's Never Late Till Morning and Its Early After That.-R. S wet
Girls! Girls! Girls !.-Miss Peirce.
There's a Big Cry Baby in the Moon.-Asfrofzomy
I,ve Lost My Heart But I Don't Care !-M. Leach.
Silver Bell CPD-On, IIJISS llJ1L'l7l-f07'd'S Desk.
I-Ier Bright Smile.-N. .S'lzatrfc1'0ss.
Afraid to Go Home in the Dark.-B. O. B. Girls
Afraid to Go I-Ionic at All.-B. O. B. Boys.
Every Little Movement.-The "Boston" de-votrcs
The Girl IVho XNou1dn't Spoon.-A. Marslzall.
Little Miss Up-to-Date.-L. B7'0ffICl'f0II.
You Are the Ideal of My Dreams.-G. Alcfczz.
Oh ! Marie.-E. llffczlzcib.
For I-Ie's a College Boy.-I. Huglzvs.
Out in Your Canoe.-C. Tlzorzzfozz.-M. Read.
Billy Boy.-G. D1'c'fU11rl01'f.
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lnez tells Emelia that she is wearing her winter coat to keep her teetli warm.
Miss K. U. Peirce asks Wfilfrecl to tell about the Fourth Parliarneutg he
says he is "trying to get tlieref, Hurry up, Vlfilfrecl, or you'll be late.
S. U.: 'lAcldisou married the Countess of Dowagerf'
Cyril tells us in Astronomy of an Uanimal yearfl.
Mr. Hoyt: "How do you spell that lyre P'
I Marco: fafter minutes have been approvedj 'Tm going to change the
Pupil: :'The fires aresatisfied with large odors."
b Mrs. F.: "You canlt feed a furnace Hre on the odors of onions and cab-
age. A ,
Martha has discovered "taints" in the leaves of a tree!
Wfho was Marcols friend in declamation?
Martha says her favorite pastime is f'crabbing.',
Sweeney: Reciting astronomy in a low voice.
.Mr. Hoyt: "Can you hear her ?"
Montagano: "Vote for all three on same paper and the one that has the
most votes will be chairman."
Marco, translating a Pitrnanic Shorthand sign: "Such would be not."
Mr. Reed: "A curiosity of shorthand is, that you add by subtraction."
In the Boys' Debating Society:
Girouard: f'I'll move the nominations be closed."
Sweet: "All those in favor say, 'Ay' ".
Sweet: 'fThose opposed ?',
Remainder of society: "Nay"
Sweet: "The Ayes have it. A
Miss Peirce: 'fXN'hat is the number of your lVooley, Ruth ?"
Ruth: "What is my Wfooleyiy'
Cora: tln class meetingj "Uh, let someone lse do it, Tm always chasing
Mangiante: "The constellations for today are Epus, Orion, and Colum-
Xlfilfred bought the following number of tickets for the Senior Dance:
Miss Smith, in astronomy: "The clouds are nimbus and cumbusf'
Tn Latin Class: "'She changed both his eyes and feathers into a beak."
Mangiante: A parapluie is something to hold the rain.
Price says the albedo of the bust of Shakespeare is very low and he needs
Mr. Hoyt in 'lth period Astronomy class: "There'd be a full earth at new
School opens. Many things new and fresh.
Seniors are at a loss when confronted with a pitch-pipe.
Voices tested. Wfhat monotony.
First class meeting. Election of Brown Owl Board and committees.
Angelic order! Astronomy class go on roof. So do Vifilfred and
Bob. W'hat happened to Mr. Day?
Wfe assemble in hall for first time this term. "Eye Hath Not Seen,"
a new QFD piece is tried.
First meeting of Boys, Debating Society.
Newton does himself proud in his nrst speech in the hall.
No school! Congratulations to the school committee.
Fire-drill. XVh'o was the lonesome boy?
Brown Owl Board meeting. "Short but sweet."
The team which is to debate against "Classical" elected.
Everyone seeks the bottom-drawer in the book-case,-long compo-
sition due tomorrow.
Red seems to be a favorite color for neckties today.
Class Meeting. B. O. board meeting in the evening.
4A go down to Hrst recess and set a fine example for younger mem-
bers ot the school. Brown Owl board has picture taken, and Samuel
is in disgrace.
Class picture taken. Wfe congratulate the photographer on his
Mr. Russell says that this morning's lesson is the best in eighteen
"Butsy" Lord comes to school with his nose in a sling.
Wfe are again complimented on our singing Wait 'til graduation,
Pictures have begun to Hoat around.
4-A girls are beginning their second childhood by wearing their hair
down their backs todav. Miss Peirce thinks it looks nicely.
Achille tells us the price of coal in shorthand class.
Miss Mumford wants the boys nearer Cnear herj.
Inez and Sammie are mad.
Mr. Russell sings a Scottish Sunday School song written in the
The "Three Twinsl' saw Dante's "Inferno"
Nliss Peirce says the "owl" may be a wise bird but not a very pleas-
ant one. Ours is pleasant, alright-we don't know about the
Miss P. tells us that Clifford has a brain.
The 'fBrown Owl" goes to press.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor 1-Wie offer our sympathy to 'll, for not having any memo-
rials for your book. Wfe fear that it is because you were Hdead ones" long ago.
Ear be it from such. Wfe are just in our prime, but we don't expect you
children, who have hardly begun to live yet, to realize it. However, we thank
you for your thoughtfulness.-Ed.
Dear Editor I-vlNlllCll eye did the Owl wink when the astronomy class
went up on the roof?
The other eye.-Ed. Q
Dear Editor :-l-low could llfilkinson be so sure that the ribbon on Mollies
hair came off a candy box?
Probably he was the donor thereof.-Ed.
Dear Editor I-XfVllO took Emelia to the Brown-Penn Game?
We canlt answer anything so personal, besides, she won't tell us.-Ed.
Dear Editor :-Vlfhat made some of the senior girls so cheerful that first
Mabel anticipated the blue atmosphere likely to prevail at such a time and
brought a heavy box of square chocolate pills with plenty of cocoanut in
Dear Editor I-XMB never heard of a square pill. -lust what is it?
The Rest of the Board.
No one else did, we presume, until now. Wfebster says a pill is "a medicine
shaped like a little ball. A medicine is a tonic. Now, these particular pills
were a tonic strong enough to make cheerful faces on elocution day, therefore
a medicine. But they are solids so they must be pills. The cube shape is
original, thatls all. Do we make ourselves clear ?-Ed.
Dear Editor :--W'asn't it rather unusual to put the freshmen right in front
of the platform on November ninth? lf the Seniors donlt want the place we
ought to have it.
Be calm, those were the seniors, but they were trying to show the Freshies
how very young they looked.-Ed.
Dear Editor :--Hadn't something ought to be done when Cora declares that
"lf," comes before "I" in the alphabet?
Of course it' is a little queer, but Miss Peirce says a poet has to be queer.
so we will let it pass, at least until the poem is safely printed.-Ed.
Dear Editor :-lllhere did Sammy get such a lovely quotation? lt is far
nicer than any of ours.
7-VIL' Other Iifiyx.
Alma, limelia, and lnez had charge of- the hnishing of the personals. XVQ
have to guard against personalities in this department. but will say that ncitha-r
.Nhna nor Emelia gave it.-Ed.
A is for Alden and Alfred to begin,
The former quite short, the latter quite thin.
B stands for Berger, a neat little maid,
Also for Broadheadg of nothing afraid,
And then Louise Brotherton, who never does shirk,
And here is our Model: bamuel Burke.
Now comes Miss Mabel, who is quite a talker,
And next Gladys Diefendorf, our famous New Yorker
F stands for Flynn, our tall "Hello" girl
Wfho never has been known to be in a whirl.
G is for Goldberg, a quiet little lass,
lfVho decided to stay over and leave with our class.
Also for Girouard, our skilled business man,
VVho is willing to do whatever he can.
H is for I-Iempel, a bright little dame
And next Arnot Hirst who from England just came.
Miss Hughes and Miss Hutcheon next fall into line
And now Hattie Hunt, who is simply sublime.
I stands for idiots, of which none can be found
In this charming class of such great renown.
J is for jordan, known as, "our baby,"
Though in her classes, she is a very bright lady.
K is for kindness, which we all possess,
Next comes our "Butsy" who is wont to bring
His nose, all tied up in a sling.
Here is Miss Luther of a quiet disposition,
Now follows Miss Leach, who is quite a musician.
Jessie McDougall, who excels in shorthand,
And Margaret McGwynn, also one of our band.
Now Mary McNally sometimes called Grace,
And Ethel Mancib, with a sweet charming face.
Next Annie Marshall, with dark curly hair,
If you see Miss Mosher, surely Annie's somewhere.
Sunny Italy which gave us the well known Dante
Also gave us Achille Mangiante.
And while in Italy, we must not blot out
Marco Montagano, known as "Count Out."
Now back to America and we shall find
Our rosy cheeked Price, no more of his kind.
Price, whose Hrst name we are known to confuse
Wfith the Milton, whose sayings we often have usedt J
R is for Richards, whose irst name is Gertrude,
And now Millicent Reed. never known to be rude.
S is for Shawcross, who lisps in his talk,
Wfho lately has acquired a dignined walk.
Now Robert Sweet, a great talent possesses,
Then after him there are no more s's.
T is for Thornton who collects all our money,
A thing which to us, seems exceedingly funny.
U is for unwise, not to be found here
In a class which to all, is considered so dear.
Gui' tall girl, Miss XfVildprett, very fond of small toys
And now Martha Wfeston,
Who is liked by the boys.
And last is Miss Wfaterman who in composition excels
Wfho does not stop work at the stroke of the hells.
X, Y and Z, we leave out of our list,
For persons by those nanies will never be missed.
A few days ago, I received an important notice as follows 1--
W'ashington, D. C.,
May 15, 1925.
At a regular meeting of the Madreporarian Club, Wfashington branch, you
were elected delegate to the animal convention, to be held in the concert hall of
Burke's Conservatory of Music, Ichawaynochaway Street, Greater Providence,
on the 29, 30, 31 instants. Sessions will be held daily at 10.30 A. M. The open-
ing address of the convention will be delivered by Professor Milton Price,
l,.L.B., B. Sc., D.L.O., F.R.S.M., H.C.L., C.O.D., F.O.B., M.I.C,E.
By order and in behalf of the Society.
Signed by the-Secretary.
The Madreporarian Club is composed of the graduates of the Providence
English High School and is divided into branches according to the cities in
which the members are scattered. Every year, the branches appoint three dele-
gates to attend the convention held in Providence. Such an announcement
then must not be overlooked, so I am now hastening by train as fast as possible
to that dear old city where my school days were spent. It seems as if I should
never get a glimpse of the familiar places for to my eager spirits the train
seems fairly to creep along. Still I will try to content myself for a While with
thinking over the virtues of my illustrious class and the fortunes of my class-
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mates. So I settle down comfortably in my seat, and give myself over to
Immediately, there comes to my mind the thought,that instead of coming by
train, I might have telephoned for one of Cyril Broadhead's aeroplanes. That
gentleman has piled up quite a fortune for himself by his invention of the only
perfectly safe and reliable aeroplane in the world, Though his fame is world-
wide, and in spite of the fact that he has greatly facilitated the problem of
easy transportation, he is the same quiet fellow that he was in the days of
"English." But I do not care for flying, and traveling by the electric train,
with its improvements as made by Newton Shawcross, is much more to my
A short time ago I received a letter from my friend, Emelia Hempel, telling
me of her recent marriage to a professor in Brown University. I thought how
well she was fitted for that position, as the wife of a learned man, because of
her vast amount of knowledge, which she first began to acquire during her four
years' stay at "English," Besides this surprising bit of news, she also informed
me that Inez jordan had created a decided sensation among jewelers of Provi-
diencje by her excellent book, entitled, "'VVatches: H-ow They Should be Cared
My thoughts are rudely interrupted by a strangely familiar voice behind
me, saying, ':Well, this is luck! IrVhere'd you come from?
There stands a very dignined young lady who seems to be well acquainted
with me, but I do not recognize her until she speaks of the English High School.
Then it comes to me like a flash that she is Miss E. Louise Brotherton, the society
belle of Providence. I at once seizetupon this opportunity to learn about the
rest of my classmates, and questions fly between us thick and fast.
After exchanging confidences concerning our own positions in life, we
discuss those of the friends whom we knew so well, long ago. Since I have not
been in Providence for some time, I have much news to hear. However, I am
not wholly ignorant of Providence people, for the whole world is talking of the
famous American singer, Mademoiselle Padowske, known to intimate friends
as Gladys Alden. She has astonished the musical world by her exquisite ren-
dering of Marie Leach's latest musical composition.
Louise and I discuss that topic fully, and are proud to think that these
illustrious personages were our classmates. Louise inquires if I have seen
the latest copy of Arnot Hirst's magazine, entitled, "On American Stages." I
reply in the negative, and having a copy with her she shows me an interesting
sketch of the work of Gladys Diefendorf, one of the most famous of Ameri-
can actresses. She tells me also that Millicent Reed has written a charming
book of poetry for children, which has just been printed by the Girouard Pub-
lishing Company. I learn that Wfilfredis company makes a specialty of print-
ing the "Brown Owl" every six months for the English I'Iigh,School, and that
each time he gives a full page advertisement, for he knows from experience
how much that helps the financial part of the book. I certainly wish him and
his company long life and prosperity, for such generosity should surely be re-
late hear two business men near us, discussing at some length the merits of
the Cox typewriter. Seeing my interest in the conversation, Louise says, "Oh,
yes, I forgot about Mabel. Of course you remember how she enjoyed type-
writing at "English." lfVell, she has invented the most perfect typewriter ever
seen, and it has been eagerly welcomed by all business houses in America."
So Mabel has made a name for herself along with the rest, and I am be-
ginning to expect still greater things of my class when Louise says, f'Have you
heard the latest news about Sammy Burke P" I reply that I have not, and wait
almost breathlessly for her to continue, for I feel that something big is coming.
"XVell," she says, 'idon't faint, though I know youill be greatly surprised.
IrIe's a billionaire!! I-Iow he did it, I don't know, but I think he began to
develop great business ability when he was business manager of our wonderful
"Brown CWI." I-Ie's been piling up money at a great rate, and is now a very
influential personage in the business and financial world."
I havent anything to say: I'm speechless with amazement. ' l
"Oh yes," s-he continues, "all our boys have done great things. There's
Robert Sweet noted far and wide as a great lawyer. It is even rumored that
he will be chosen as a representative to Congress in the near future. Marco
Montagano is just now searching for the south pole, and Achille Mangiante
has written many books, both English and Italian. I-Ierbert Lord is president
of a western university with I-Ielen I-Iutoheon as one of his professors. Milton
Price is a very learned man, and has the honor of seeing a good many letters
after his name as a symbol of his intellectual powers."
I ask Louise if she heard anything from Gertrude Richards during these
last few years. She tells me that not one of the class whom she has seen lately,
could give her the least information concerning Gertrude's welfare.
"She won't be able to attend this convention," I remark, and, in answer to
Louise's look of surprise, continue, "No, it would be entirely useless to send
word to her of this great event, for she is spending her days as a missionary
in the wilds of Africa. She went there only a few years ago, and I have heard
from her twice since she left this country. From her last letter I learned that
she is liked by the natives of the little village where she is laboring, and s-he has
won the majority of its populati-on to her cause. I certainly wish her unbounded
"Then," says Louise, "that explains why not one of the class in Providence
know anything about her. I am very glad for the information which clears
that mystery. By the way, about Annie Marshall, you know what lovely cake
she used to make when we were at,'English.' Her cooking improved until it
was the great envy of all her friends. Finally, to end their pleadings for help in
the pastry line, she set up a small cooking establishment, selling cake to her
friends at fancy prices. She simply did it to keep busy, but when she married
a little while ago, her friends greatly bemoaned the fact that she shut up her
'cake factoryf and we certainly miss that cake." U
"But look at that, will you F" Louise exclaims, pointing to the newspaper
of the men in front of us. -
Behold! I see before me the names and photographs of Representative
Hazel Alfred and Senator Jennie Goldberg, who have stirred the women of
Providence by their eloquent speeches. They are strong advocates of a law
forbidding any woman in Rhode Island to make her 'husband take care of the
children and do the housework while she ffoes out electioneerinox Ma 1 their
efforts not be in vain!
X'Ve try to recall the members of our classwhose fortunes have not already
been discussed, and I question about Ruth Berger.
f'Oh, Ruth is another of our society ladies," Louise answers. Besides this
pleasing occupation. ' Ruthie studied art in Europe for a few years, and is now
fast making a name for herself as one of our greatest artists. Wie surely
should be proud to call her our friend."
The next person whose name comes to our minds is Marie Wildprett. I
learn with much surprise that, instead of marrying, a thing for which we
thought Fortune destined her, she has become Professor of Aviation at the
university of which Herbert Lord is president.
Jessie McDougall has made herself renowned in the business world by her
new system of phonography, which so greatly excels any other in perfectness
and simplicity that it has been a boon to the business men of the world. The
system was first adopted in the Hughes Commercial College, established five
years ago by Miss lsabelle Hughes. The attendance of her school has increased
so rapidly that she was obliged a short time ago, to employ Alice Luther as
her first assistant. Under the supervision of these learned teachers the school
will undoubtedly produce many of the greatest business men and women the
world has ever known.
Among the famous literary personages of the day, stands the name of Cora
Thornton, who is destined to become one of Americas greatest authors. The
most renowned colleges of the world are already vieing with one another in
bestowing upon her various honorary degrees. But she cares nothing for all
this fame, and is the same jolly Cora, whose head was so full of ideas for a
f'Brown Owl" long ago.
"XfVhile Louise and l are discussing the virtues of Cora's latest book, l sud-
denly remember that 'there are at least two of our classmates whom we have said
nothing about. These are Ethel Mancib and Martha Wfeston. Louise laughingly
tells me they both have followed my excellent example and married great men.
Ethel is the wife of Rhode Islands governor, a man respected and esteemed by
the whole State. Martha has married a wealthy Californian, and has a pleasant
home in the land of eternal summer. Her life is brightened by two children,
who are being educated under the direction of Miss Margaret McGwynn whom.
as their governess, they love and respect.
To my great surprise I hear that the new gowns, which l saw in my latest
magazine of Chinese fashions, were designed by Miss Anna Flynn, our class
artist. Anna has been spending these last few years in that rapidly growing
country and has aided the women there in fashioning those exquisite gowns
which are so popular in America. All the leading society ladies of XVashington
are very desirous of having their new summer costumes fashioned according to
these latest styles. It will now be my pleasure to tell them that l am well ac-
quainted with one of the designers of those dreamy creations.
l am very proud of the fact that l belong to a class which has produced
so many great men and women, but my thoughts on this delightful subject are
D D 5
interrupted by the cry of "Providence" Gur train is entering the Union
Station and 1 hastily gather up my belongings preparatory to alighting. But
hark! llfhat is that cry which fills the air! It is the newsboys, shouting
"Providence Bulletin, all about the South Pole." I hasten to get one of those
papers for that subject should be one of deep interest to every member of the
class of january, 1911. On the first page I see, in glaring headlines, "South
Pole Discovered By Marco Moiitaganof' and beneath is the picture of my class-
mate in his Antartic costume. I feel decidedly like throwing my hat high into
the air, like a little schoolboyg and shouting so that all Providence may hear
"Hurrah for the Class of january, 1911 ll Hurrah for dear old "English 1 ln
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It was in the year 1911,
Our number 'twas most thirty-seven,
We left English's' halls,
To answer life's calls,-
That bright class of the year 1911.
Cnr president, Broadhead by name,
Kept his temper always the same,
Qui' class meetings he ruled,
In wisdom was schooled,-
The president, Cyril by name.
There was a young man, Herbert Lord.
ln football he always scored.
He plays a good game,
For himself makes a name,-
This brilliant young man, Herbert Lord.
And Annieis a nice little maid,
Due honor to her must be paid,
For good themes she can write,
And she's cheerful and bright,-
This truly delightful young maid.
Emelia's a studious lass,
In lessons she always can pass,
' She's ever at work,
No duty does shirk,-
This quiet, studious lass.
Theres Cora, our treasurer she,
XVho's as jolly a girl as can beg
Shels served as our poet,
But of course you know it,
lior her poem in this hook you may see.
,Xnd Roberts the chief of this board,
XVith a great deal of business heis stored,
He works, and he works,
-lust see 'how he works,-
The accomplished young chief of this hoard
A young lady named Flynn's in our band,
At drawing she is a great hand,
She may study some,
But she's always for fun,-
l'1 ' '
lhis cheerful young maid of our band.
There is a young girl, Isabell,
She always does everything well,
She's'quiet and tall,
And a favorite with all,-
This pleasant young miss, Isabell.
There is a young fellow, Mangiante,
Wfho is well acquainted with Danteg
He likes to get ads,
Of which we are glad,-
'llhis wonderful fellow, Mangiante.
Ruth is a neat little child,
W'ith manners so pleasing and mild,
She likes to debate,
And sometimes is late,
And has many a fellow beguiled.
There is a young lady, Miss Cox,
W'ho's known by her black
She's bright and she's
And cheerful 'alway .
This charming young lady.
curly locks g
Then comes VVilfred, who's our busy mai
He has worked as hard as he can,
Qur money he gets,
Wfhen we cancel our debts,
For cash is the Brown Owl's wise plan.
There is a bright maiden, Louise,
VVho knows very well how to please,
She likes grey and red,
As she often has said,-
, , . . .
lhis cheerful young maiden, Louise.
There is a young lady, Miss Reed,
So modest in word and in deed:
She's Gladys' good friend,
And to her she will lend,
This pretty young lady, Miss Reed.
There's Inez, a frolicsonie maid,
On the basket-ball team she has played,
Full of nonsense is she, 1
But quiet is he,
Near Whom she often ,has stayed.
There is a tall fellow called Price,
By some girls he's thought very nice,
At ball he has played,
VVhile at English hels stayed,-
This athletic young fellow called Price.
'We have a young fellow named Burke,
Wfhom from his duties would shirk,
But between Wfilfred and Bob,
He is kept on the job,-
'llhis industrious CPU youth, Sanlmie Burke
Here is Alma our "clarn'l day star,
Her speech not 21 whisper dare mar,
Her pieces are line,
She always gets nine,
For Alma's our "clam" day star.
BERT H012 TON
CLA SS PHOTOGRAPHER
THE BUILDING HAS RECENTLY BEEN ENLARGED AND REMODELLED
FFERS a four years' graded course, in-
cluding all branches of Scientihc and
Practical hfledicine. The laboratories are
extensive and fully equipped. Clinical in-
struction is given in the various hospitals oi
Boston which afford facilities only to be
found in a large city.
HREE years' graded course, covering
all branches of Dentistry. Laboratory
and scientific courses are given in connec-
tion With the hfledical School. Clinical fa-
cilities unsurpassed, 30,000 treatments being
made annually in the Infirmary.
The diploma of the Providence English High School is accepted in lieu of entrance examina-
tions, but candidates for the Medical School must, in addition to the diploma, present satisfac-
tory certificates of proficiency in Latin and Physics, and must pass an examination in Chemistry. '
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, OR A CATALOGUE, APPLY TO
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