Fitchburg High School - Boulder Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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Sou VENN? Book l UhLLSIII:l) LW The Senicii?5 or Till: hTCHRuiic, High School JllNI: T HlirniTH, tlGHTITN HUNDRED NiMETY-SeVEN. || l:omc a e Comtiuttcc. Dora L. Clifford, Chainniin. Amy L. Connor, Earl P. Pitts, Estella J. Cuthbert, Maurice W. Parker, Edith M. Fuller, Clifton R. Hayes, Ruth W. Lawrence, Theodore R. Hardy, Helen F. Stratton, William D. Ballantine, Florence A. Wood, M atthp:w M. Cushing, Wesley G. Humes, Albert I. Field. jEntertainincnt Committee. Maurice W. Parker, Chairman. Albert I. Field, Matthew M. Cushing, Estella J. Cuthbert, Amy L. Connor. Committee on Class 36ool?. George S. Rice, Frederick C. Cross, Maurice W. Parker “The Tale of a Tub.”— Marey, ’98. Gentlemen of the F. H. S. : WHEN YOU NEED . .YOUR CLOTHING . . ATTENDED TO, BRING IT TO W. G. McTaggart, Tailor, 162 Main St., Room 3. CLEANING, REPAIRING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY. . . . CHARGES MODERATE. . . . Thos. W. Davis, Groceries ♦ ♦ AND Provisions Telephone 11-3. 304 Main Street. IgdierVs and franco- merkan Clips einz ' s icf leSj preserves, ic fired igs, ' ndia elisfi, Qtc. The Celebrated -— fferrisjjams and bacons. A Full Line of Table Luxuries at the Centraf Cold [Bfost GFflarl et, 385 Main St. eO. S andel. Dr. E. H. Lincoln, I DENTIST, I ■ FITCHBURG, MASS. ROOM 5, WALLACE BLOCK. ALL MODERN METHODS USED FOR PAINLESS FILL- ING AND EXTRACTING. “Paradise regained.’’ — Geoffrion’s return to school. SENIOR CLASS, 1897 CLASS OFFICERS. (r. S. Kick, President. C. R. MavHvS, Secretary. Miss I. J. Wavmouth, Treasurer. Miss N. Posdick, Viec-Presideiit C, College : li, ; Edith Allison, E. Etiikl Allison, C. Eennimoke S. Andrews, E. Ethel L. Austin, G. Marjorie E. Baldwin, C. William D. Ballantine, C. Annie F. Bowers, E. Ethel Brockledank, C. Clara L. Brooks, E. Fred A. Brown, G. Ellen L. Burnap, C. Charles B. Burns, E. Martha C. Carey, G. Fred M. Cassidy, E. Dora L. Clifford, C. Amy L. Connor, C. Marguerite A. Conrad, G. Carroll W. Cragin, E. John F " . Crimmin, E. Fred C. Cross, E. Matthew M. Cushing, E. Estella J. Cuthbert, C. F ' lorence E. Damon, G. Bessie R. Dayis, E. Mary G. Dennihan, E. Inez F. Dodge, E. Alice Dongworth, E. Mary A. Dunn, E. G, (idicriil ; , Special. Louise G. Edgerly, C. Michael B. Fahey, E. Bertha L. Farnsworth, E. Albert I. Field, E. James A. Fitzgerald, E. Nellie F ' osdick, C. Edith M. Fuller, C. Theresa N. Garfield, G. Katherine S. Gilles, E. Grace M. Gilmore, E. Grace Goodrich, G. Mabel F. Goodrich, E. M. Elsie Gorham, Blanche R. Gosselin, E. Elizabeth L. Hackett,E. Theodore R. Hardy, E. Clifton R. Hayes, E. Alice M. Hudson, C. Wesley G. Humes, E. Carl C. Johnson, E. Kate Jones, E. Edith Joslin, E. Dennis D. Keating, E. Lena E. King, E. Ruth W. Lawrence, C. Della L. Littlehale, G. John F. Lynch, E. Sarah M. Marden, E. “A still, small voice.” — Haynes, ’90. jfitcbbuvo District • tlbesscno t 2)cllv’er Qcrvlce. ©fftce, 128 iDain Street. — — Messengers- Furnished. . . . . . Prompt Attention Guaranteed. Complete in every detail for the rapid transmission of telegraphic business. Reaching all important points in the United States and Canada. Cable Service to all the World. A Continual Education May be found in the columns of a strong, wide-awake and progressive newspaper such as the . ♦ . Fitchburg Sentinel. Daily, $5.00; Weekly, $1.50. One Advertiser ' s Experience “ Yoiu- paper is a very valuable medium for adver- tising purposes. We have such a Hood of correspond- ence with reference to our ad. that we must request you to discontinue it and save us from further inllic- tions. We have accomplished our purpose by means of the advertisement placed in your paper.” Printing — the kind you want Young men about to engage in business will do well to consult our Job Printing Department in regard to their stationery and advertising matter. Our wide experience is at your dis- posal, and your new itleas will be welcomed. 389 MAIN STREET. S Oh! How the wind (Humes) round the (Woods). William J. Morin, C. James J. Morkilly, E. William J. Murphy, E. Maude I. Murray, E. Chester F. Packard. Maurice W. Parker, G. Gertrude A. Pearce, G. Mira A. Phelps, E. Grace B. Phillips, E. Halbert E. Pierce, C. Margaret R. Piper, C. Earl P. Pitts, E. Alice E. Plimpton, G. Harry W. Powers, E. Annie J. Purtill, E. Arthur A. Ray, E. George S. Rice, E. Helen H. Rice, C. Stella A. Ritchie, E. Minnie I. Roby, E. Harry E. Rogers, E. Harry B. Sherman, E. Bertha L. Sherwin, E. Florence L. Silsby, C. AIaud a. Smith, G. Ralph G. Smith, C. George H. Sprague, E. Helen F. Stratton, C. Henry T. Tanner, E. 1. Josephine Waymouth, C. Evelyn L. Webb, E. Daisy M. White, E. Edith I. Whitney, C. Nellie L. Wiley, E. Nellie V. Williams, E. Florence A. Wood, C. Jennie Woolford, G. THE DAISY. Little white Marguerite Has appeared in town, With her yellow waisteoat And her ruffled gown. Trooping by the wayside With her pretty eousins, Buttercups and grasses, Sweethearts by the dozens. How can ninety-seven Get along without her? Singing praise to Heaven, . Chanting songs about her. No graduation da Bluster shall abuse her Even noisy Juniors Never can refuse her. There’ll be dames in muslin, And belles in pink and white. But Daisy’s a graduate Dressed in gold and white. She toils not, she spins not, She cannot read or spell. But with Ninety-seven She evermore shall dwell. A lesson take from Daisy — Modest and simple quite — Toiling not, nor lazy. But simply “out of sight!’’ Teacher in Civics: “What did King John do, after signing the Magna Charta ?“ Rice, in confusion : “ He smoked.” MURRAY K. KEYES, — Hrt dealer. Water Colors, Foreign Photographs, Engravings and Fac Similes. Picture Framing of all kinds. Special Discount on Framing Diplomas. 239 MAIN ST., Opp. Post Office. Zhe • Ipiano I used at this Concert is a ... . • llbclp»bail.‘ From the Warerooms of 5obn (3iUe8pie. Pianos sold on easy terms. Pianos, Organs and Sewing Machines to Rent. All the Latest Music, and the VERY BEST STRINGS. JOHN GILLESPIE, 104 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. Who is it at break of dawn. Arises with the morning snn. Comes into school upon the run. And all the boys holler, “Wake np, John”? HISTORY OF Ifcb H)ien Fresh? Fresh, were we? No, in- dee d , we were simply ’9 7. In spite of the smiles of ’96, who, though so slight- ly ad vaneed in the world, ealmly looked down up- on us Freshmen, we eame to a real- izing sense of our importanee as a elass. Fortunately for us, we were spared the humiliating experienee of getting lost in the strange build- ing, and of eoming suddenly upon a roomful of grinning upper-el ass people, by the afternoon session of sehool. This, it is true, was somewhat hard on the teaehers, but the timid members of ’97 breathed more free- ly when not in eontact with “ar- rogant sophs.’’ In this manner we developed that independenee whieh showed itself in us later, and to all that goes to make a elass sue- eessful. The year passed without any striking oeeurrenees, exeept, per- haps, the open attention whieh began to be shown a prominent young lady of our elass by another member quite as prominent. It has been suggested that ])ublie opinion at that time might hav been, that the motive Powers need- ed a little Joslin. However that may be, it was not more shoeking than the results of some of Profes- sor Hiteheoek’s essay subjeets. How proud we were when we eame baek in the autumn ! How delighted that we were no longer Freshmen, and that we might sur- vey ’98 from our lofty height ! Sophomores ! We were on the road to that sueeess whieh does not make us eoneeited, and whieh distinguishes us from all other elasses. During that year, came one day the startling announcement of a class meeting. There had been no deaths nor departures, and won- deringly we gathered in Mr. Cha- pin’s room, Joe Gay in the chair (but who put him there is beyond knowledge). A committee was ap- pointed to select class colors, “to report at some future time.’’ Suf- fice it to say that the committee never reported. Meanwhile, all thoughts were di- rected to the elegant new building “A fatted calf.” — Prescott, ’U8. mm gsmTY-FUHo Bcm TAKE ELEVATOR W. A, ATWOOD. CANS 162 NAIM sriiEirr, ijoon (). Fitchburg . . Loan, Trust and Safety Deposit Co. CAPITAL, $100,000. Liability of Stockholders, $f 00,000 Deposits solicited subject to check. Interest allowed on check accounts. Safe Deposit Boxes $3 a year and upward. Hen yon are going. . . ON A . . trolley ide, fpicnic or Miincfi artij, fie face to procure your supplies, Sandwiches, Caffes, Salted j[luls, aler ces, Creams and Coafeclionery, is at 185 DIflain St, : : ilchSurg. ‘‘Sweetest Coxey, ’98’s child.” where we were to have the ])leas- nre of eonipleting our eourse. When we came back to enjo}’ our privileges as Juniors, we were in entirely different circumstances. There were more teachers, more room, more time, more fun — more ever3Thing. Now began our first real feelings of strength and importance. Now we began to think of organiza- tion. Accordingh ' , a meeting was called, Mr. Chapin in the chair, and the class elected Ballantine president; Dora Clifford, vice-pres- ident; Nellie Burnap, secretary’; and George Rice, treasurer. Like the hustling class that we are, we speediW chose class colors (gold and white), and for a flower the Alarguerite. Then we chose our motto, which is as helpful as it is renowned. Shortly Helen Rice and her committee had furnished us with our rings and pins, the prettiest in the annals of the school, and this time ’96 was breathless. Wh 3 should it not be? No class has ever before under- taken so much in its Junior year, and we actualH frightened people with our executive abilit 3 We had our first part 3 That it was a success goes without sa dng. Before long we decided to have another. Then it was that the jealous ' of ’96 began to show it- self. What? Let the Juniors outdo them by having two parties? Au- dacity! Never! Now came a series of secret meetings, and dead silence on the ])art ' cpiestion. Meanwhile, our tickets were out and our suc- cess assured. We assumed an air of indifference and waited for de- velopments. “Murder will out.” Shorth ' before the time set for our party, thev issued tickets, and be- hold ! they had b ' hook or bv crook (but we think more proba- ble b ' the cheek of Bowers), ar- ranged their partv to come before ours. It would be a waste of words to give details, for ’97 and its friends know how the affair came out, and what the popular verdict was, in spite of the Jamaica ginger episode, which, b the wav, was such a brilliant idea, so worth of ’96. .A.S usual, the Juniors were “in- vited” to decorate the halls for graduation. Again we exhibited our magnanimity b_v breaking our backs and empt 3 fing our treasury, with several helpful (?) suggestions fro m some of the Seniors, and a great man 3 " complaints. Again we were silent until our time came. Monday’ morning, after graduation, we beheld a bright ’96 flag floating from the staff. That would never Our Class Flower — Daisy White. HAVE YOU TRIED J. A. HOLLAND, Fashionable Tailor .... MAKER OF HIGH-GRADE Rublee, Sanborn Co., Custom : Clothing -f OPTICIANS, - For Glasses ? WE HAVE EXCEIISIVE AGENCY FOR BUT- LER IMBORTED WOOLENS FOR THE CITY. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. REPAIRING 195 Main St., .... Fitchburg. 162 Main Street. n. N. Benjamin, riNC QROCCRIC5 Eruit, Etc. 364 Main Street. “Oh! he was all made of love and eharms, whatever maid eonld wish or man admire.” — H— m-y Delea, ’98. do. At least, Rice evidently thought so, if we can judge from his acro- batic performance. But all good things come to an end, and so it was with the Seniors. Not that the ' came to an end (im- possible!), but the quarrels with us. We have been Seniors for near- h " a school year, and we have fol- lowed the Golden Rule. We have lived on and prospered; we have had five parties (no Jamaica gin- ger), all of which have been emin- entU successful; and we are very happy. Rice is equal to his duties. we know Miss Waymouth will not abscond, and we have so many good-looking members that we are proud to belong to each other. Of course we have a great and lasting affection for our teachers, who know and appreciate our worth, and we are loyal to Mr. Hitch- cock and the school. We do not know what is in store for us, but ma " each one of us look back up- on the life at our beloved school, and the relation to the class of ’97, as one of the happiest periods of his or her existence. The Teachers Sletgh-Ride The High School teachers had a sleigh-ride last winter. Don’t you wish that 3’ou had gone Witham? The ' passed the Fairbanks of the Nashua, and the fields were Brown — a Goodhue for the tired eyes of the teachers. MerriU- y thev rode ov er the Sleepers of the railroad in their gay Hunt for a good time. It would have made any sick Hart- well to see so many people All-en one sleigh. Through mistake, some May have thrown Riee enough to Stoek-er farm at them as they passed through s -Bingham. So- Bur-gess-tuves were made as the sharp, Cool-klge of the wind drew across their faces. Scarfs fluttered like sails on Briggs, and they thought of the glowing Cowles in the grates at home. They had a small luncheon, but as the pie-crust was Al-lard they left it in a black- Smith shop on the wa No-len- thy discussion of the fun that passed between them need be en- tered upon here, so we will close, hoping that the came home via Kimball street, and adding that Professor Hiteheoek was there too. Note. — This article was written by Mr. H. B. Sherman, one of the most promising literary geniuses of the Senior Class. The committee refuses to take the responsibility for the fieree puns herein perpetrated. “A mere boy, a mere slip of a boy.” — Pitts, ’97. ■ffeb Dien — Serve. In licr beautiful Class Ode of ’97 the young and talented authoress says : ” Fling out afar your banners bright, The golden and the white, And for each soldier staunch and true, ‘ I serve’ will win the light.” I SERVE TO MY CUSTOMERS THE BEST Staple- GROCERIES- Fancy SPECIAIIIES: j r Pure Fresh Roasted Coffees. JOHN D. MORRILL, 59 Green Street. ri oODI-I C . FineTailoring EiTCI IbllllG, NaS5. SAr-HTY I IND liAMK OLOCl ' i. J.C MOULTON, P hotographe r m MAIM STRIlIzT. ‘fyftc JI2,eW [antic ‘(bea Co , Wholesale and Retail Dealers in ine eas, Coffees, and Spices Also, Large Line of Croefpry, fass and ‘(binware. SPECIAL SALES EVERY SATURDAY. Xlo. X CMain St., opp. DdZijrtle ve. ‘‘Little, but oh my!” — Brown, ’97. CHRONICLES. SERTEMIIER. (S. ’97 returns to school as Seniors. 9. The football management seenres a com])etent coach. 19. High School eleven wins its first game with Murdock, 4 — 0. 2G. F. H. S. team beats Gardner, 8G — G. 28. First Junior Class meeting. OCTOBER. 3. Marlboro is whitewashed by F. H. S. eleven . 11. The Ballantines sever their connection with the football team to win greater laurels on Ware’s gridiron. 17. Our football eleven defeats Ayer, 4 — 0. 20. Professor Merrill forgets to blow the steam whistle, and run the X-ray machine the first hour. 24. F. H. S. team experiences a snap with Leominster, 18 — 0. NOVEMBER. 2. First Senior Class party. G. Mr. Chapin accepts the position of Principal of the State Normal School in Westfield. 21. The football team defeats the Monom- onac-F. A. C. combination, G — 0. 2G. High School eleven wins its last game against Murdock, 2 — 0. DECEMBER. 25. “ Guilbert Darkwood ” is held up in the dark on Goodrich street. Nit ! 28. Second Senior dance. JANUARY. 14. Tanner marches into assembly hall in time with the music. 28. Junior Class party. Weather very stormy. FEBRUARY. 1. Mr. Bingham is welcomed as a teacher. 20. Senior dance. Ladies’ night. 24. “Ralphy” Ballantine renews football practice at Mrs. Jarley’s w ax- works. MARCH. 1. The civil government class attends Leominster town meeting. Andrews is missed from the class, and refuses to account for himself. 10. Members of the school give a planta- tion concert. Ha3’ ' es (’98) makes his debut. APRIL. 1. Miss Sleeper makes the acquaintance of a Chinese rat. 5. Junior part L 15. The school is startled by the depth of crime set forth b ' - an agent of the S. P. C. A. IG. Johnson repents and joins the Band of Mercy. 19. The last Senior Class party. Gentle- men’s night. 23. High School minstrel show. 24. Miss Edgerly adds another to her long list of “catches.” 30. Miss Carpenter gives a whistling solo with an alarm-clock obligato. “The most sulitle reasoner that America has i)rodueed.’’ — Wallace, ’9S. Actual Business from Start to Finish ... AT THE ... ' Jfitcbburg business College As soon as a student learns the first principle of Bookkeeping: he is gfiv- en a cash capital of $5000, in collegfe currency He then does an actual bus- iness with the Bank, Wholesale House, Commercial Exchangfe, Commission House, etc ; receives his mail daily througfh the Post Office, from Foreigfn Busi- ness firms This training: g:ives a student the actual experience of a business man, as he assumes a responsibility which makes him thoug:htful and accurate in every detail of his work Our Fall Term begins Sept 1, 97 All those interested in a Business Education are respectfully invited to call and investig:ate 145 Main Street. D FULLMER, Proper CHOICE ELOWERS A SPECIALTY. am LSTIC ELORAL WORK, DECOPATION. r.O. WILLARD, PALMS, EERN5, AND DECORATIVE PLANTS TELEPHONE 13-T GREENHOUSES, GROVE ST., FITCHISUPG, MASS. “What is true passion, if unblessed it dies? And where is Stella’s joy, if Leon flies?” MAY. JUNE. 12. Rogers receives his ])hotographs from Worcester, and thinks them the Ijcst he has seen. 29. Hayes (’97) rides tandem with our librarian. 80. The High School decorates the monu- ment. Three of the committee sleep over, in spite of the ingenious alarm-clock devised by Parks (’98.) EDITORIAL. The Class-Book Committee grate- fully acknowledges the assistance so willingly given by members of the School. Messrs. Cushing and Hardy, of the Senior Class, have kindly assisted by making draw- ings. Owing to an agreement made by some of the merchants, advertise- ments were not at first secured easilj and the success of this book looked doubtful. To those who, by advertisements, subscriptions, or suggestions, or in any other way contributed to its success, we desire to extend our hearty thanks. George S. Rice. F ' rederick C. Cross. Maurice W. Parker. A modern rebellion : The first Junior Class meeting. Who eats four courses and then calls for short-cake? Lovell, (’98). 7. Hedeugren (’99) points to a brick of ice cream and asks, “ Mr. Smith, what are you going to do with that soap ?” 15. Rogers and Miss Goodrich endeavor to run the astronomy class, but are brought to time by a speedy cru])- tion. Shakespeare ' s Dramas. Freshman Year — A Comedy of Errors. Sophomore Year — Much Ado About Nothing. Junior Year — As You Like It. Senior Year — All’s Well that Ends Well. WANTS. Wanted — Just a few new hymns for use in morning opening exer- cises. Wanted — A fine young man to take care of a Webb. Wanted — Bill Ballantine to go home evenings, “the straight and narrow way,” via Pleasant and Davis streets, and not try to cover his trail by taking the rye field route. “What! He only a Freshman? One would think he were a peda- gogue ! ” Fosdick. “Hello, Y. M. C. A. Is Cassidj " thcM ' e?’’ . “Who is it?“ Class pbotoovapbev for , fltcbbmo 11310b School, 07. Ibigb Bvt Ipibotootapb . -M • • (Benuinc Carbons anb platinot pes • • are specialties. Cbil ven’s pictures „ limporteb anb Domestic alwaga a aiicceg a. jfraiues. Crapons, pastels, anb Mater Color portraits. %H -Jt Sebervee’s • Hrt • anb • Ipboto • Stublo, 326 flDain St., Morccster, fIDass. Cel. 49=4. Packard — Who hath not heard it spoken, “How deep he is within the books of heaven ?” ATHLETICS. During the past three or four years the interest taken in athleties at the F. H. S. has been eon- stantlyon the increase, especially in football and baseball. When our illustrious (?) predeces- sors, the class of ’96, left school last year, it was commonly re- marked that the places their ath- letes held on the eleven and base- ball nine could never be filled ; but time told, and b developing new material from the classes of ’97 and ’98, the best football eleven that has ever represented the school was organized. Out of eleven games played, eight were won, one tied and only two lost — an excellent showing. We may state here, with no lit- tle pride, that in many cases the brightest stars of the eleven or nine belonged to the class of ’97. In this year’s football team, the playing of Fahey (’97) was more conspicuous than that of almost any other man, while Ballantine, Powers, Johnson and Ray all did splendid work, and nearly all of these players were members of the ’94 and ’95 teams. Ballantine (’97) was elected cap- tain of the ’96 ’varsity eleven, but for various reasons was obliged to resign, and Claude Kendall (’98) was appointed to the position, which he filled admirably. He was very popular with the men and got much work out of the team, besides playing an excellent game himself, as did many of the other ’98 and ’99 men. In baseball, however, the team which represented our school has played a number of close games the past spring, but unfortunately we have generally met with defeat. There seems to have been a streak of hard luck in nearly all the de- feats, or a case of poor playing during some one inning which lost the game. As in the football eleven, a num- ber of fast players of the nine are from the class of ’97. George H. Sprague, Jr. (’97), the star t wirier of the school, was elected captain, and it was scarcely through any fault of his that the team has gained so few victories, as his pitching in nearly every game has LeSvSons in spooninj? given by Miss Fnll-r, ’99, who refers to Mr. Sprague, ’97. Offiee at present. Normal School steps. Will change same to accommodate pxipils. Amasa Nokcuoss, Tres’t. Henry A. Willis, Treas. J. F. D. Garfield, Vice-Pres. Alrert C. Brown, Ass’t Treas. INCORPORATED 1868. Worcester North S vings Institution, •At Ai FITCHBURG, MASS, -a -a Deposits, June 5, 1897, $3,969,605.10 Surplus and Undivided Profits, . ♦ ♦ $303,742.12 Open for Deposits and Drafts from 8.45 to 3 o clock daily, except Saturday, when the Bank closes at 1 2 M. Deposits from one dollar to one thousand dollars may be received from any one ])erson and interest al- lowed on deposits amounting to three dollars and upwards and upon the interest accumulating thereon, until the principal with the interest amounts to sixteen hundred dollars, after whicli the interest must he drawn semi-annually. Interest on deposits computed from the first day of January, April, -luly and October, and dividends will be payable on and after the first day of January and July in each year. Ordinary dividends have been at the rate of four per cent, jier annum, free of taxes. WALDO’S o„..e Opera House. I H. M. FRANCIS, Ladies’ and Gents’ ■CAFE Architect, Fitchburg, Mass. Broiled Live Lobster. Wallace Block. “The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.’’ — Burns, ’97. been superb, and he has made every effort to have a winning team. The ])laee left vaeant on the nine when Fahe (’b7) leaves sehool, we may safely ]:)ropheey will never be filled. He ean field any position on the team in good shape, and his work at third the past year has been a feature ol every game. Another man who merits speeial mention is “Billy” Morin (’97), whose faithful reeord behind the plate this season has been a great advantage to the team. R 3 ' an, Fitzgerald and Morrill 3 all of ’97, are also members of the ’varsity nine and have all pla 3 ed well. R 3 an, the captain of last 3 ' ear’s team, left school the first of this season, but not without play- ing several games at his old posi- tion on second base. C. Kendall, Tinkham and Pres- cott, from ’98, have also shown up well. Out of the 11 games pla 3 " ed, the team has won 4 and lost 7. As ma 3 ' be seen by the make-up of the teams, and this short ac- count of the players, with the de- parture of ’97 many of the best men, especially on the ball nine, will leave, too ; but as ’97 has al- wa 3 ' s been an extremel 3 ' generous class, it ventures to advise ’98 and the remaining members of the school not to be discouraged, but next 3 ear to start in with renewed vigor and organize, if possible, football and baseball teams that will eclipse all previous records, and demand at all times the united su])port of the student body. w. G. n. FOOTBALL TEAM. G. STANLEY LOVELL, ’98, Mannger. E. H. REYNOLDS, Coach. C. A. KENDALL, ’98, Captain. L. E.— T. Hassett, ’98. L. T.— F. A. Shattuck, ’98. L.G.— C. A. Prescott, ’98. C.— H. Parks, ’98. R.G.— C. Johnson, ’97. R.T.— R. T. Sheehan, ’98. R.E.— Y. Cross, ’98, and , V. Ballantine, ’97. O.R.— C. A. Kendaee, ’98. R.H.— C. E. WoRSTER, ’98. L.H.— M. Fahey, ’97. F.B.— H. Powers, ’97. Substitutes. A. A. Ray, ’97. C. Tinkham, ’99. W. E. Hayes, ' 98. C. Burns, ’97. BASEBALL TEAM. HOWARD PARKS, ’98, Manager. (GEORGE SPRAGUE, Jr., ’97, Captain. M. Fahey, ’97, SIj. W. AIorin, ’97, c. C. A. Prescott, ’98, lb. J. Fitzgerald, ’97, and B. Ryan, ’97, 2b. C. A. Kendall, ’98, s.s. C. Tinkham, ’99, c.f. G. Sprague, ’97, p. E. Kendall, ’98, l.f. J. Morrilly, ’97, r.f. Substitutes. F. Cassidy, ’97. C. Lamb, ’98. J. McElroy, ’98. “Fit for the niotiiitains and barb’roiis caves, Where manners ne’er were in ' eaehed.’’ — Ninth (irade l)abies. AFTER JULY 4 To the store now occupied by A, Nathan Co If you want Bargains Call and see our prices before we move. Teehan Boyle, , »The Hatters and Furnishers., Produce ,? c Fruit R. G. SMITH, DKALEK IN Choice : GrocerieSt T eas, Coffees, Spices, Molasses, Flour, Etc Fresh Vermont Butter a specialty. 44 BOUTELLE ST Canned Goods . Fresh Eggs nij one W. W. Tanner, erenniafs Painting SHOULD VISIT DKr. Js). Downes AND Graining. Hard Wood Finishing a Specialty. J i nfmrg f ardens. Call or Address, ... 19 Mechanic St. ‘A modern rebellion.’’ — The first jnnior elass meeting-. F. H. S. MINSTREL SHOW.- Among ' the notable events of the 3 ear was the Minstrel Show, whieh occurred April 23, for the benefit of the Athletic Association. The specialties, without exception, were very fine, and the singing of the chorus noticeable for its excel- lence. The City Hall was filled with friends of the school, who were surprised and pleased with the de- gree of talent displayed, many ex- pressing a desire to have it repeat- ed, and all agreeing that it was the best amateur performance ever held in Fitchburg. Much credit is due Mr. H. L. Chase for the thorough manner in which he conducted the rehearsals, and to Stanley Lovell of ’98, for his successful management of the business details. THE MANDOLIN CLUB, The only musical organization connected with the school this year is the F. H. S. Mandolin Club. They have appeared before the public from time to time, and in all cases their selections have been well received. The Club was organized the first of the year merely to fill in a sin- gle number at the exercises given b 3 the school at the close of the fall term. However, being encour- aged to continue by the success of their first appearance, the Club has thrived throughout the entire year. Much of the success of the Club is due to the efforts of Miss Gertrude Pearce in the capacitv of leader. The following members of the school compose the Club : First Mandolins — Miss Gertrude A. Pearce (’97), Leader. Miss Minnie E. Fletcher (’98). Mr. Clifton A. Hayes (’97). Second Mandolins — Miss Helen E. Rich (’99). Mr. Harrison C. Rugg (1900). Pianist — Miss Alice E. Plimpton (’97). “Miss Plimpton’s satellite.” — Halley’s (Hally’s) eomet. Rollstone National Bank, FITCHBIRG, MASS., 131 IMain Street. Capital, $250,000. Surplus, $135,000. H. A. WILLIS, President. W. B. TENNEY, Cashier. Accounts solicited. Depositors offered every facility which their business and responsibility warrant. DEPOSIT BOXES to rent in latest improved BIRGEAR and EIRE -PROOF VALETS. Fire! j Fire! Fire! 3 Three Fires in Two Months 4 Cause-GASOLENE STOVES j Why will our people use these dan- gerous things, when a I Safety Gas Stove can be bought for the same money. These stoves are easily managed, with No Danger, No Grease, No Oil, about them ; Fire always ready. Satisfaction Guaranteed. FOR SALE BY THE Fitchburg Gas 316 Main Street. “Rare compound of oddity, frolic and fun! Who relished a joke, and rejoiced in a pun.” — Our oldest science professor. CLASS ODE. Music hy Nellie E ' osdick. I. The swiftly ilcetin hours have sped, And now has come the day When we to friends, hrni, true and dear. One fond farewell must sa Our lives have all been linked as one For these four years now gone. And as today we start anew, “I serve” will guide us on. II. The future for us all is planned, And is it bright and ga " ? Oh, will the Fates be kind to us Who strive our parts to play ? Life’s battle may be hard and long, Yet do not courage lack. But do the right and fear the wrong. Look forward, and not back. III. Fling out afar our banners bright. The golden and the white. And for each soldier staunch and true, “I serve” will win the fight. And when at sound of victory The smoke of war dies down, Alay we receive our just reward, A bright, eternal crown. Louise Graves Edgerly. ' n nv

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