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flDCflDIIII THIS IS OUR CLASS BOOK The other dlass tTbings are as follows : Our Class Flower, Our Class Motto, Our Class Colors, Our Class Printers, . Our Class Photographers, Our Class Poet, Our Class Fool, Our Class Mascot, . Our Class Jonah, Our Class Debater, . Our Class Pet, . Our Class Enemies, . Our Class Friends, . Yellow Chrysanthemum. “Vincit qui se vincit.” Green and Gold. Sentinel Printing Co. W. F. Lawrence. Peterson Reardon. Clara Lamb. Newcombe. Ruth Wallace. Charles Wiggins Cobb. Samuel Claman. Robbins. E.A.H.,A.E.N.,G.P.H. Everybody. THE EDITORS, Board of Editors. V. O. Geoffkion, S. V. Knight, H. Ru(;g, S. Claman, H. O. Pratt, . Edit or-in-C hie f. Associate Editor. Advertising. Sketches. Ruth Wallace. Helen Putnam. Lor ENA Lowe. 2 F. H. S. Alphabet Note. — The following poem was stolen b}- some thieving Juniors and seereted in the Charter Oak. By a desperate at- tempt we stieceeded in regaining this stolen treasure, and rather than deprive our readers of any of the material of our Class Book we take this method of introducing it to the public. A is for Andy, And he is no fool, Altlu)ugh he teaches the Fitchburg High School. B is for Billy, of drawing fame. Also for Beatrice, her Business the same. Misses Blanchard and Brown we had Better mention, And ’tis Best that Banty be given some attention. C is for Cobb, for Charles and Conceit, He is somewhat Clumsy in Controlling his feet. D is for Demerit, O kindly given. That each may fill the circle marked by Heaven. E is Exam, and Exertion we Expend In Evading all Errors from beginning to End. F is for Football, a Frightful game. For Freshman, too, a more Frightful name. G is for Geofifrion, of Genius Great, His many Graces are Gifts of fate. H is for Hitchcock, Heartless and Haughty, He’s Horribly Hard on boys who are naughty. I is Instruction which Imparts Intelligence In Intellects of those Inspired by diligence. J is for Jessie, for dear little Jack, But being a Junior she must go way back. K is for Knight, we give him a place. As we need some “Kid” to fill up the space. F. H. S. ALPHABET. Iv is for Learning, which we earnestly desire, We Look for Lore to make our Logic higher. M is for Merriam, he thinks he is Much, But his Mistakes are Many when his thoughts are such. N is for Newcomb, who has a Notion That of this whole earth he is the greatest portion. O is the Office where Occasionally Occur Scenes which make the stoutest heart stir; For Obnoxious conduct Offenders are sent To interview powers Omnipotent. P is a Plane which embraces much : Propositions, Proofs, Problems and such ; Perpendiculars and Polygons we manage well. And we easily Prove lines Parallel. Q is Queer Question, our greatest foe, For the Query’s answer is, “I don’t know.” R is Recitations. We must confess That we Really prefer the period of Recess. S is Miss Smith, of Stature Stout, And Misses Sargent and Spaulding will not be left out. X is for Teachers, an unruly mob; We wonder how some of them got their job. U is the Uproar heard at recess, When all are enjo ung supreme happiness. V is Vacation, the only time That we can rest in a change of clime. w is the Why Which obstructs our Way — Why is Miss Woodward allowed to stay? X is Xcuse. It is the rule When absent or tardy to bring one to school. Y is the Youth of the freshman class. Who enters the high school as green as grass. 2 is the Zeal to all things extended. No more can be said, for the alphabet is ended. JUS 7 ' A WORD. Just a Word Before You Read Our Class Book. I N the first place we wish to speak of the change, and new departures which have been made from former models. The latter, if we may be allowed to criticise, have been for the most part cheap and care- lessly written advertising pamphlets. Noticing this we have taken infinite pains, have carefully written ours, and as carefully arranged the text. Of course there are a few mistakes, but we who write are not professional authors. Yet we can safely say that we have replaced the former horse laughs and coarse wit by a more intelligent, refined, sparkling humor, giving scholar and teacher a harmless view of them- selves as others see them. Incidentally we have intro- duced several new features, namely, the Prophecy, the Will, the Glee Club and some others. We extend our most cordial thanks to those who have rendered their aid in the production and suc- cessful publication, especially to Harland FTatt, ’02, whose drawings are marvelous and whose genius has herein asserted itself. The Sentinel staff comes in for a share of our gratitude, as docs Algodt K. Peter- son. Don’t fail ' to read our advertisers’ notices at the back of the book. We have personally visited every concern which has advertised, and find its spe- cial claims to be fully and capably backed. Class of ’02, give them your patronage. Respectfully submitted. The Committee. 3 HITS. 5 GOOD-Jl YE. Dear Alma Mater, we leave you now Forever, to return no more; We go to swell the ranks of those — Our elders — gone before. We are loath to leave these elassic halls. Where play has mixed with work, To step in life, where those who win Must toil and never shirk. But hopeful, we, to perform our tasks With eourage stauneh and true. And battling win, to reflect bright here The credit due to you. One lingering look, one long farewell, We lose you, and you us; One last fond glance, one sad adieu, Good-bye, our voice is hushed. 6 THE SCHOOL. Nullt Ba:prrr rasu nbltgU. « C3r 7 THE FACULTY. List of Faculty. .Vrrangcd (with exception of Principal) in order of len th of term of teaching. George P. Hiteheoek, H. Adams Hartwell, A. Eugene Nolen, William Briggs, Irene C. Cowles, Elizabeth A. H. Sleeper, Caroline F. Fairbanks, Althea V. Sleeper, Mary C. Smith, Aliee W. Brown, Sarah L. O’Toole, Graee E. Blanehard, Maud L. Gifford, William W. Obear, Charles W. Cobb, Mabel A. Fitz, Alar L. Clark, Stella A. Woodward, Martha A. Sargent, Charles T. Woodbur3% Elwell F. Kimball, Aliee H. Spaulding, Eleanor L. Vile ' , Beatriee M. Briggs, Helen F. Stratton, Principal. Sciences. Greek, Virgil, Cicero. Drawing, Manual Training. French, English. French. Mathematics. History, English, Latin. History. Bookkeeping, English. English. History, English. Algebra, History, Latin. Chemistry, Alathematics. Alat hematics. Shorthand. Alat hematics. History. German, English. English, Latin. Physics. Alanual Training. English. Type wri ting. Dr a wing. Librarian. 8 THE CLASS. Class of 1902. President, . . Viee-Presideii t , Seeretary, . . Treasurer, . . John Wallace Anderson. Arthur J. Ashline, Football, ’01. Officers. Harry Caleb AIerriam. Elsie Cushing Damon. Anna E. Dickinson. Floyd C. Reeyes. Boys. Henry Waldo Barker, Football Team, ’00, ’01; Capt. Baseball Team, ’01, ’02; Basket Ball Team. Richard L. Burnap. Samuel Claman, Debater, ’01; Class Book Committee, ’02; Viee-President F. H. S. A. A., ’02, Debating Clnb, ’00. Walter Baker Clifford, Second Junior Class Party Committee, ’01 ; First Senior Class Party Committee, ’02; Glee Club; Debating Club; Basket Ball Team. Francis A. Cogswell, Committee on Class Pictures; Baseball Team, ’00, ’01. John P, Connor, Glee Club. Paul Leander Cumings, First Junior Class Party, ’01; Monument Decorating Committee; Gardner Reception Committee; Chairman Senior Class Party, ’02; Promenade Committee, ’02; Committee on Class Pictures, ’02. Roland Leslie Dempsey. 9 THE CLASS. Michael F, Donnelly, Glee Club; Promenade Committee. ’02. Charles F. Fairbanks. Leon Stimson Field, Debating Club; Promenade Committee, ’02. Harvey Oscar Gilmore. Victor Oscar GeolTrion, First Junior Class Party Committee, ’01 ; Football Team. ’OO, ’01 ; Glee Club, ’01, ’02; Treasurer F. H. S. A. A., ’02; Chairman Class Book Committee. ’02; Promenade Decorating Committee. ’01; Chairman Second Senior Resolutions. ’02; Chairman Sleighride Committee. ’02; Debating Club, ’00; Manager Baseball Team, ’02; “K. O. B.” George Eliot Hard ' , Football, ’00; Captain, ’01; Basket Ball, ’02: Track Team, ' 00. ’ 01 , ’ 02 . George V. Harris, Promenade Committee, ’02. Robert Horace Holton. Henry S. Hubbell, President Junior Year, ’01. Stuart V. Knight, Track Team, ’00, ’01, ’02; Glee Club, ’01, ’02; Class Book Com- mittee, ’02; Second Junior Class Party, ’01; Debating Club, ’00; Monument Decorating Committee; Football Team, ’01, ’02 (sub). Emile Joseph LaRue. James F. Leahy, Football. Guy R. Lowe, Secretary A. A.; Fraternity; Chairman Committee on Class Pic- tures. John J. McCue, Baseball. Clifton D. Merriam. Harr ’ Caleb Merriam, President Senior Year, ’02; Gardner Reception Committee; Glee Club; Chairman Promenade Committee, ’02. 10 THE CLASS. Eugene E. Munn, Fraternity. Jeremiah Mathew Nash. Guy H. Neweombe, Glee Club; Debating Club; Chairman Promenade Decorating Com- mittee, ’01 ; Class Motto and Flower Committee, ’01 ; First Sen- ior Class Resolutions Committes, ’02. William J. O’Brien, Baseball. Floyd C. Reeves, Treasurer Senior Class, ’02; Gardner Reception Committee, ’02; Promenade Committee, ’02. William Arthur Robbins, Glee Club; Debating Club; Senior Class Party, ’02; I’romenade Decorating Committee, ’01. Harold Rugg, Class Book Committee, ’02. Clarence Philip Sands, Promenade Committee, ’02. Carl M. Walker, Secretary Junior Class, ’01 ; Resolutions Committee, ’02. Girls. Amy L. Andrews. Jessie M. Andrews. Edith D. Babbitt, Promenade Committee, ’02. Agnes P. Bachmann. Lucy Goldsmith Bailey. Hollace M. Bigelow. Laura E. Brown, Promenade Committee, ’02. Annie Congram, Promenade Committee, ’02. 11 THE CLASS. Annie Bernadette Courtney, Promenade Committee, ' 02. Mary Florence CnrtivS. Anna L. Dacc Elsie Cushing Damon, First Junior Class Party Committee, ' 02 ; Promenade Decorating Committee, ’()! ; Vice-President of Senior Class, ’02; Gardner Re- ception Committee, ’02 ; Promenade Committee, ’02. Anna E. Dickinson, Treasurer Junior Class, ’01 : Promenade Decorating Committee, ’01 ; Secretary of Senior Class, ’02; Gardner Reception Committee, ’02; Promenade Committe, ’02. Maud A. Ellis. Agnes Mary Fhmn. Mar3 Gernberg. Mar G. Gillis, Promenade Committee, ’02. Ruth Mabel Ha es, Promenade Committee, ’02. ; Mar " L. Johnson, Committee on Class Pictures. Gertrude Ma Joslin. Clara Anna Lamb, Committee on Class Pictures ; Class Poetess. Maude L. Lamson. Clara LeMa3 Irene M. Lowe, Ring and Pin Committee, ’01; Debating Club, ’00; Gardner Re- ception Committee, ’02. Annie Margaret Lowe, Third Junior Class Party Committee, ’01 ; Promenade Decorating Committee, ’01 ; Gardner Reception Committee, ’02. Lorena Ma3 Lowe, Ring and Pin Committee, ’01 ; Class Book Committee, ’02. 12 THE CLASS. Mabel H. Miner. Ethel Josephine Manning. Mar} L. Ohn stead. Mary J. O’Neil. Lena R. Potter, Gardner Receiition Committee, ’02. Helen E. Putnam, Chairman Second Junior Class Party, ’01 ; King and Pin Com- mittee, ’01; Second Senior Resolutions Committee, ’02; Class Book Committee, ’02. Alice May Scarborough. Alice L. Scripture. Honora Josephine Shea. Ellen E. Shaw. Frances D. Smith. Martha C. Stimson, Second Senior Resolutions Committee, ’02. Stella B. Stockwell. Charlotte A. Tracey. Ruth Inez Wallace, Second Junior Class Party, ’01 ; Debating Club, ’00 ; Class Book Committee, ’02. Mary Gertrude Walsh. Bertha E. Wellington, Class Motto and Flower Committee, ’01. Helen Elisabeth Woodward, First Junior Class Party Committee, ’01 ; First Senior Class Party Committee, ’02. Ruth Allen Woodward, Second Junior Class Party Committee, ’01 ; Gardner Reception Committee, ’02 ; Chairman Committee to Decorate Monument, ’02. 13 CLASS HISTORY. Class History. I X Septeml er of the year 1897 the present class of ’02 entered the high school as Ninth Graders. Although not yet members of the high school proper, we soon distinguished ourselves as the class of ’ 02 , and at this earh period of our existence made a name for ourselves which would continue to be sounded through all eternity, even had we not been continually adding fresh honors to its fame. We immediately became familiar with all phases of high school life and mastered all the m3 steries of the building, with the possible exception of Prof. Hartwell, who puzzled us not a little at first, but we soon came to realize that he was there mereW for our amusement. Miss Hunt was so impressed b3 ' the subtlet3 " of our intellects that she dubbed us the “ Slipper3 ' Innocents,” and many a heart has quailed at the mere mention of the ‘‘Slipper3 " Innocent Gang.” One winter’s morning Miss Hunt (we called her “Featherweight”) slipped and fell on the wa3 " to school, which was ver3 " hard. This was an outrage- ous deed and one that shocked our very souls, so at that recess we held a trial under the charge of destro3dng cit3 " propert3c The stern and solemn Knight sat as judge, Geoffrion was the prosecuting cit3 " attorne3q Hubbell represented the defendant, while the inhabitants of Room 39 composed the wit- nesses and jur3unen. Long and fierce raged the 14 CLASS HISTORY. debate. But the glowing eloquence of Geoffrion finally overpowered the feebler defense of Hubbell, who insisted that such an innocent-looking prisoner could not be guilty of such an atrocious crime. After a sitting behind locked doors the jury rendered the verdict — guilty. Naught remained but for Judge Knight to pronounce the fearful penalty. The crowded throng in the court room listened with bated breath as His Honor, all dignit} and austerit q slowh rose and spoke the sentence, “Thou shall not bestow up- on any of the participants of this solemn trial, nor upon their friends, nor upon the entire Ninth Grade, any demerits furthermore during this school 3 ' ear.’’ This sentence explains why “many of the partici- pants of this solemn trial” are still in school. By the time we became Freshmen our reputation had grown to be as boundless as Prof. Cobb’s in- finity. The upper-class men watched our rapid devel- opment with admiration, which was not unmixed with jealousy. How could thev help being a little envious? Was not the truth slowly but surely dawn- ing upon them that we were their superiors ? No Sophomore dared invade our sacred precincts. Even the Seniors did not seek to impede us, nor trip us up when we walked through “Lover’s Lane” to the school library for reference works. Nothing ever heard of equalled our popularity as Sophomores. Scholars and teachers alike had learned to respect us. The material in our class was match- less, our resources unlimited. Several of our men did •excellent work on the track team, notably Hardy, Grubb, Knight, Hubbell and A. C. Mayne. Hosmer and Schragle upheld the honors of ’02 in the basket ball games. The football team would have been incomplete without Ryan, Moran, Downie and Grubb 15 CLASS LIISrORV. of ’02. Tlie baseball nine was composed mostly of ’02 men, viz.: O’Brien, Dareh, MeCue, Barker, Ryan and Burdo. A truly reat event ha pened during our Sopho- more year and one worthy of being most carefully noted. Imagine the emotions which swept like a tidal wave through our bosoms as instead of Air. Kimball, dearly beloved and highh ' popular both as a football hero and as a genial master, a new mem- ber greeted our eyes. We can never forget that high forehead, those intellectual eyebrows, that sharp vis- age and those well-molded features. No, we can never forget. Many a batch of “1000 words” was written, many a slip of paper cleaned up from the floor, many a demerit ladled out, but still the suppW was ever ready to meet the demand. At last, how- ever, he showed signs of relenting, and victory, as usual, was ours. The white-winged dove of peace again reigned supreme in Room 23. We were the only class that ever got the best of Mr. Cobb. He has been able to manage those who have since sat in his room with his thumb and forefinger. In that same 3’ear two members of the class of 1901 planned a poster-paint-pot raid upon 1900. Looking for recruits in their own class, they were surprised to find onh one endowed with sufficient courage to run the risk of being “nabbed” (i. e., pinched). Taking pit on them, no less than five recruits from ’02 enrolled upon their side and were direetly responsible for the many dainty deeorations which appeared in prominent places the next morning. Our career as juniors was one continual blaze of glorv. We practical W supported the whole school. Without our assistance any new scheme was doomed to failure, but if we chose to lend our aid and sup- 16 CLASS HISTORY. port to each new project it wRvS assured of complete and overpowering success. In athletics ’02 outdid the whole school. Ryan, Geoffrion, Barker, Burdo, Church, Hardy and Grubb, all of ’02, made the foot- ball team what it was. The flower of the baseball players was represented by Barker, Burdo, O’Brien Church, McCue and Darch from ’02. The debating club was also composed largely of ’02 members, and on the prize debating team it is generally admitted that dayman of ’02 did the best work. The glee club would have been an impossibility without ’02. Our first regularly conducted class meeting took place Sept. 12, 1901. It was marked by the absence of that childish wrangling which has generally char- acterized the first meetings of other classes. Ever - thing went off smoothl} ; there was nothing to detract from its success, although several unused bal- lots marred the beauty of the assembly hall the next morning. Hubbell easily, perfectly and satisfactorily illustrated “the divine right of presidents.’’ Other meetings were held and class pins and colors were chosen (by whom is not known). We gave two par- ties at Wallace Hall, music being furnished by the popular pianist, Ezra P. Coleman, and one at Wha- lom. Each of these was such a tremendous success as can never be surpassed. Early in our Junior year an organization was formed, in our class alone, such as the whole school has never before been able to support. This was the High School Drum Corps, which later developed into a circus band. It is doubtful if such a talented band of musicians will ever again be collected. It was composed of the following ’02 men : Geofirion, Clif- ford, Hubbell, Knight, Smith, Bonney, Percy Fisher, Charles Fisher, Stewart, Bogart, Henault and Kim- 17 CLASS HISTORY. ball. How long and glorious its record was can be ascertained hy reading the “Rajah” of that period. But the sure, steady progress which we made in the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior 3 ' ears was onl a stepping stone to that befitting climax, our Senior year. Our existence in that halc on state was one continual blast of fame; over the school we rtded like czars over their vast domains. Onl} " once did the rebellious Juniors try to shake our firm swa % with such appalling results that the were awed b our truh " magnificent appearance and the brilliancy of our deeds. There were not a few incidents well worth recording which we leave out for lack of space. For instance, the valentine we hung “Father” Nolen, our senior sleighride and Wha lom episodes might furnish articles interesting enough to be read with wild e e and ’bated breath. Doubtless you will now sa " that this histor " is like an other class histor — that’s a little hot air. Readers, don’t show your ignorance, but think thusly : The class of 1902 can ' t boast. There is no hon- orable deed, great or small, which ’02 cannot per- form. So this history is but a modest record of one or two of the least important things which have happened during our existence, for if we were to mention our more important doings ou would think that we were tr3dng to impose upon 3 our credulity. Good-b3 " e, friend Sophomore and jolly little Fresh- man. Here’s luck to you, you poor, misguided baby Juniors. Good-b3 e to all. Au vevoir, Mr. Cobb. 18 FOOTBALL. Football. A S the season opened there were grave doubts as to whether there was any possibilit 3 of having a team, there being a great laek of suitable material with whieh to form a good one. The manager, Grubb, ’02, and the captain, Hard ’02, persisted, and, thanks to them, suf- ficient interest was raised in the school, or rather in the class of ’02, to compose a team. Among the candidates there were many last year’s players, including Hardy, who did the best work, “Gi- ant Barker,” “Big Geoffrion,” Church, and slow but sure Knight. Among the underclass men, little “Duke Rich” showed up at quarterback, and Burns as half- back. Murphy, ’01, was also to be congratulated for his clever work. Our first victory was a defeat. We played at Cushing academy, where we were treated like gentle- men, but kindly shown our slight defects. Sheehan, star tackle of Brown’s ’00 team, and also of F. H. S. team of ’97, volunteered to coach us, and coach us he did. After a week of hard practice we played the Gardner team and lost, but through no fault of ours, having been treated very discourteously by a series of foul decisions. 19 FOOTBALL. Four da 3 s after this we administered to the pliieky Leominster team a defeat, whieh was re- trieved b} ' them on the following Saturday " at Leom- inster in a game fairly and honestl 3 won. Then came the .second game with Gardner, which we won, 11-0, in first half of first half, for after ten minutes of playing Gardner retired from the field, fearful of a heavier defeat. A week later we played our last game of the sea- son with Ayer high school, whom we defeated, 12-0. This left the team just even, having won three games and lost three. The schedule of the games is as follows: Sept. 28. C. A. 27, F. H. S. 0. Oct. 5. G. H. S. 17, F. H. S. 0. Oct. 9. L. H. S. 0, F. H. S. 7. Oct. 19. L. H. S. 5, F. H. S. 0. Nov. 2. G. H. S. 0, F. H. S. 11. Nov. 9. A. H. S. 0, F. H. S. 12. The ])ositions were: I.. K. L. T. L. G. C. K. G. R. T. R. E. Golding. Ashlinc. Geoffrion. DesRivieres. Walsh. Barker. Alurphy. ’04-. Knight (sub.) ’02. ’04. ’03. ’02. ’01. ’ 02 . B, H. Rich ’04. L. n. I?. Burns. ’03. F. IJ. Hardy. ’ 02 . K. U. B. Church. ’ 02 . 20 BASEBALL. Baseball. D IDN’T we have a dandy team, though! What superl held- ing ! What perfeet pi telling ! How safe and sure our batters were! It is no wonder that we won almost every game we played. Among the four who may be elassed as exeellent are George Cogswell, MeCue, Rieh and Freneh ; among those who were still bet- ter are F ' rank Cogswell, O’Brien and Barker; among the perfeet ones, Murphy and Burns. We eer- tainly showed Murdoek how to play and gave Cushing a hard rub. Class of 1901, why didn’t 3 ou get out a team like that ? Class of 1903, try to imitate our example. Among those who assisted materially in getting to- gether and eoaehing this good team we have to thank the captain, Waldo Barker, and our umpire, Charles Sweeney, ’00, whose just decisions made him everybody’s friend. For the first time in the school history we interested the entire faculty in the national game. Perhaps this accounts in some measure for the numerous brilliant plays, for there certainly were a great many. 21 BASEBALL. The year’vS schedule is as follows: April 5. May 3. May 10. May 17. May 21. May 24. May 28. June 7. June 12. “Preps.” 10, F. H. S. 17. Murdock Academy 4, F. H. S 8. Lawrence Academy 13, F. H. S. 9. Keene H. S. 3, F. H. S. 10. Orange H. S. 5, F. H. S. 15. Murdock Academy 6, F. H. S. 11. Lawrence Academy 2, F. H. S. 5. Keene H. S. 9, F. H. S. 4. Cushing Acadeni} ' 10, F. H. S. 7. Notice predominance of ’02 men in the team : Barker (captain), catcher; Burns, ’04, pitcher; O’Brien, ’02, first base; Rich, ’05, second base; McCue, ’02, third base; Frank Cogswell, ’02. shortstop; Murphy, ’01, left field; George Cogs- well, ’04, center field; French, ’03, right field. y Go . LAMBDA SIGMA. Lambda Sigma Fraternity. Oh, happiest they, whose early love unehanged, Hopes undissolved and friendship iinestranged, Tired of their wanderings, still ean deign to see Love, hopes and friendship eentering all in thee. — Holmes. S INCE its founding, Zeta Chapter of Lambda Sig- ma has given several private parties, whieh have been in every way successful, and which have done a great deal toward establishing the reputation of the Chapter upon a firm and lasting foundation. In the early part of May, 1902, the members of Zeta, to- gether with members of other Chapters now attend- ing college in New England, held their first annual banquet and reunion in Boston, wdiich was the occa- sion of a great awakening of fellowship among those present. It is our cherished ambition to make the name of Zeta Chapter of Lambda Sigma synon mious with all that is best and highest in the mind of American youth, as well as to create a higher ideal of man- hood, and in so doing to bring all honor to the dear old school which has sheltered us since the founding of our Chapter. Alpha, . Beta, Gamma, Delta, Our Chapter Roll. Central High School, . . . . East Denver High School, . . Ithaca High School, . . . . East Side High School, . . . 23 Detroit, Mich. Denver, Col. Ithaca, N. Y. Saginaw, Mich. LAMBDA SIGMA lipsilon. . . Alinneapolis High School, . . Alinneapolis, Alinn. Zcta. . , Fitchburg High School, . . . Fitchburg, Alass. Ivta. . . . . Williamsport High School, . Williamsport, Pa. Theta, . . . Day City High School, . . . Bay City, Alich. Iota, . . Duluth High School, . . . . Duluth, Alinn. Ka[)|)a, . . Elmira High School, . . . . lilmira, N. Y. Lambda, . . Steele High School, . . . . Dayton, 0. Mu, . . . . Central High School, . . . . Washington, 1). C. Nu, . . . . Binghamton High School, . . Binghamton, N. Y. Omicron, . . North High School, . . . . Columbus, 0. Alumni Associations. University of Michigan Alumni Association, . Ann Arbor, Alich. Detroit Alumni Association, Detroit, Mich. Saginaw .Alumni Association, Saginaw, Alich. Members of Zeta Chapter. 1900. Roy W. Lord, 1902. Harold B. Eaton Richard H. Aliller. Eugene Munn, 1901. Henry A. Frost, Roland Dempsey. Lester A. Stone, 1904. Carl Joel, Charles E. F ethybridge, Arnold Dickinson, John R. Ballou, W’alter Shanks. A. B. Sherman. 1905. Harold Cross, 1902. Henry S. Hubbell, Guy R. Lowe, Philip Stone. 24 % GLEE CLUB. Glee Club. T he Glee Club made its delout at graduation. Sinee then it has appeared five times in publie, and has never as yet been hissed off the stage. A eolleetion of mis- siles, however, has been pieked up on and about the stage and is at present in Mr. Hiteheoek’s offiee, where eaeh artiele may be identi- fied and elaimed June 31. Aside from personal property " , sueh as knives, shoes, stiekpins and “one purse eontaining a small sum of money,” the eolleetion ineludes sev- eral petrified buns from the luneh eounter. These may be had, three for one eent, Proetor. The elub membership was neeessarily limited for the sake of uniformity. No boys were eligible if less than two feet six or more than six feet two in height. Guy Lowe objeeted to “The Three Glasses” as an immoral song, but Geoffrion held that as long as there were only three, the song was strietly tem- perate and rather set a good example. He went on to say that in his experienee it was the thirty -third glass, ete. The elub narrowly eseaped serious trouble on this question. Lowe’s position was warmly sup- ported by Stuart Knight, Clifford and Connor, while 25 GLEE CLUB. I ’ctliy bridge and II. Merriam approved of Geoffrion’s ideas. The cit} ' settled the question by voting lieense. Tlie elub has twent ' -four objeets — twelve tenors and the same nuinl er of basses. This ineludes Xew- eoinb. During tlie performanee of any coneert pieee every ineinl er is expected to sing in one of two ke 3 ' S. Xo room is allowed for individualit on this score. Close harmon is not forbidden, but is rather frowned down upon b v i ublic sentiment in the club. The members composed a little sonnet which deals with “Our Director” (Cobb)— “At each re-hear-sal, And on every chance, Yon can hear his bellows roar” — which the} " sang with great glee. At 1902’s graduation last Wednesda}-, the glee elub celebrated its first birthda " . Here’s to its long life ! Members TEXOKS. HASSES. Ralph W. Cushing, Ralph H. Pales, Walter B. Clifford, Charles W. Cobb, George H. Cogswell, John Connor, Roland L. Dempsey, George W. Fitzroy, Guy R. Lowe, George H. Aliller, Charles E. Pethybridge, Howard B. Ross, John G. Woollacott, V. O. Geoffrion. Joseph V. Flynn, Edmund W. O’Connor, Edward F. Lee, Richard H. Patch, Thornton K. Ware, Robert L. Littlehale, Giw H. Newcomb, Leslie J. Mossman, Ilariw C. Merriam, Stuart W. Knight. 26 THE GARDNER PARTY. The Gardner Party. N All Hallows’ eve our estimable Gardner friends invited us to their Hallowe’en party, as did their predeeessors our anteeedents. Remembering the won- derful tales of eordial hospitalit} related to us b the class of ’01 on their return from a similar gath- ering last year, over sixty of our class, accompanied by Messrs. Hitchcock and Obear and Misses O’Toole, Fitz, Spaulding and Briggs of the faculty, boarded our special double truck at Union square. We all “piled on,” bedecked with chrysanthemums (our class flower), amid vociferous and exultant cheers of enthu- siasm. Nothing happened of note on the way up until Church, moved by a happy inspiration, dis. torted our noble motto, “ Vincit, qui se vincit, ' ' b shouting, “Wink it, Casey, wink it.” This was the signal for a general outburst of witty " ells of divers sorts and kinds. The more sensible of the boys, however, soon quieted down to listen to Clifford’s new stock of funny stories. At Gardner a delegation of seniors met us and escorted us to their Alma Mater, where we were accosted by a young lady who labelled us with slips of paper bearing our names. The same fair lady confessed that we were the handsomest lot of boys she had ever met. The elevator being out of order we walked up to their hall, which was very appro- priately and tastily decorated with bunting and wee jack-o-1 an terns here and there. An old crone sat in 27 THE GARDNER PARTY. one corner telling fortunes. Later in the evening she asserted that Miss Wallace was to live out a life of single blessedness and die a Salvation Arm} ' captain. Needless to say, Ruth did not smile the rest of the evening. Mr. Obear, who had been rather quiet all this time, was suddenly approached b} ' Miss Potter, who cried, “I want you, Mr. Obear!” Whereat, Mr. Obear responded sadly, ” You can’t have me. I’m already engaged. It will come out in to-morrow night’s paper.” Aha, William! That explains 3 ' our furrowed brow and clouded mien. Household cares already, eh? Alaking an effort to be merr ' , he was pounced upon by a blooming Gardnerite, who whisked him away to a secluded, dark corner. What they said and did is none of our business. We noticed go- ing home, however, that although his hair was a lit- tle ruffled, nevertheless he was smiling and ver} ' pleas- ant. Air. Hitchcock, who, as becomes the stern par- ent of a growing family, had remained dignified and calm, at last gave up the ship at the irresistible attack of a blonde charmer, who hustled him away and made him smile — actual!} ' smile — three times in the same evening. There were others who followed their principal’s example, notably Miss LeAIay, Miss Dole, Miss Hackett, Miss Nichols, and Donnelly, all of whom appeared at school the following day with a G. H. S. pin conspicuously displayed half-way between the belt and shoulder on the left side. The party broke up only too soon, and with Alessrs. Hitchcock and Obear finally rescued we in- terchanged yells, good-nights, hand pressures, and k — ookies. On the way home yells were given in honor of Mr. Hitchcock, Mr. Obear, “The Faculty,” “GeofPs moustache,” “Those pretty little Woodward girls,” “Damon’s Dimple,” “ Effie Waddles,” and last, 28 THE GARDNER PARTY. but not least, nine rousing “ rahs ” and a “tiger” for the “twins,” as a gentle reminder that their arrival here on earth was yet fresh in the memory of their father’s loving pupils. A few months after this pleasing and hearty reeeption we endeavored to repay in some way the kindness of our hosts by inviting them here to Fitch- burg, Feb. 15, 1902. Whether they enjoyed them- selves here as well as we did there, we leave it for them to say. But suffice it to give the following advice to the coming seniors — that, slow as you are, poor children, you have only to invite Gardner high school, class of ’03, to have the liveliest, merriest, pleasantest time of your lives. 29 CHRONOLOGY. Chronology. SEPTEMBER. 3. School reopens. 13. Fraternit ' part 3 ' at Whalom. “Paradise Regained.” Geoffrion’s return to school. (For the benefit of the undergraduates we will sa ' that this is (|uoted from ’97.) 17. McKinle} ' Memorial exercises. 24-. Clifford, ’02, and Sheehan, ’01, tr to ehew “ B. L.” Disas- trous results. 26. Miss E. A. H. Sleeper’s red shirtwaist proves attractive to an innocent “bovine.” 27. WE are appointed. 2S. Cushing 27, F. H. S. 0. Tough prunes. Newcomb, ’02: “How I wish I hadn’t drunk that cider.” OCTOBER. 2. Irene vaults a tennis net. Oh ! ! ! ! 5. Gardner game. 17-0. Boo-hoo ! 7. Walker takes off his necktie in the AssembW hall and leaves it on the floor. This is a take-off on Walker. 9. Leominster with Fitchburg at Circle street. 7 to 0. Shake, F. H. S! 16. Fairbanks, ’02, recites in Latin. 21. Leominster plan ' s F. H. S. at Leominster. L. H. S. 5, F. H. S. 0. Newcomb smokes a two-cent stogie. NOVEMBER. 1. Obear’s engagement is announced. Accept our heartfelt con- solations, Willie. 2. Game with Gardner. F. H. S. 11, G. H. S. 0. Squealers! 7. Religious discussion in Miss Sleeper’s. H. Merriam finds use for his pocket Bible. 30 CHRONOLOGY. 9. Game with Ayer. 12-0. Cinch. 15. Lawrence, ’01, speaks to a girl. 19. Irene climbs up a stone wall. Nolen comes to the window to “have a look.’’ 22. Senior reception. Waggoner cutteth ice with Helen, whereat Ilosmcr waxeth wroth. 26. Rurmeister piano recital. 27. Senior class party. DECEMHER. 9. The Seniors have a sleighride. Cobb holds a good hand, passed in by Miss Stella Wood- ward. 16. Knight brings a dog to school. Note — “Birds of a feather flock together.’’ 20. Huroo! Christmas vacation. Closing exercises. 23. Fraternity dance at Wallace hall. 31. Irene’s party begins. JANUARY. 1. Irene’s party ends. 3. Second of the series of high school concerts. 11. Knight does afternoon work to raise his marks. 18. No school. 19. No school. 23. Walker again loses his necktie. Borrows one of the j’anitor. 31. Glee club concert. Long life to Herr Cobb and his enterprise. FEBRUARY. 14. Third high school concert. 15. Senior reception to Gardner Seniors. 21. Father Nolen is pleased with the (blue blood) valentine sent him. Miss Lowe, however, is greatly offended. Last day of term. Juniors hold a “kids”’ party. 25. Seniors hold a second sleighride. Father Nolen noteth a sparrow’s fall. 31 CHRONOLOGY. MARCH. 5. School coiumittee meeting. We notice that the teachers be- have better the ne.xt da} ' . IS. Seniors excluded from the building until further notice. 19. Hanty calls out the hose department. 21. We inspect the girls’ gym. class. How nice! (?) 25. Senior boys play marbles. “ How dear to my heart are the games of my childhood.” 27. Miss 1 . Woodward performs an astonishing act on the par- allels. APRIL. 1. Prof. Hartwell, on duty in the Assembly hall, humming, “Thy Sentinel am 1.” (Note: No alarm clocks.) 2. In the trig, class, Hubbell, ’02, knocks out Sherman, ’01, in one round. Cobb and Hitchv congratulate Hubbell. 4. Preps. 10, F. H. S. 17. 10. Edict of expulsion goes in effect again, per order Father Nolen. 12. Miss Irene Lowe makes a ver 3 ' successful attempt to stand on her head after alighting from a “ jinrikisha.” Full par- ticulars from Alossman. 3. Murdock academy 4, F. H. S. 8. 7. Misses Irene Lowe and Ruth Woodward come in late at recess. O’Brien and AIcCue ditto. Suspicious. 10. Baseball at Groton. Lawrence . cademy 13, F. H. S. 9. 13. A consultation between Proctor and Prof. Hitchcock, which results in the latter’s purchasing one bun, price $.01. 14. Hazel Damon shines in amateur theatricals. 17. Keene H. S. 3, F. H. S. 10. Concert at city hall 133 ’ High School Chorus. Cobb springs his new bow. 21. Baseball at Orange. O. H. S. 5, F. H. S. 15. 22. Juniors make a childish attempt to put up a class rag. It sta 3 ’s up nearly fifteen minutes. 24. Murdock Acadenu 6, F. H. S. 11. Laurel partv ' . Aliss Sleeper monopolizes the lunch baskets. The rest go hungr} ' . 32 CHRONOLOGY. 27. More Junior childishness. We pull down their flag and ad- minister to them a lesson that they will remember to the last syllable of recorded time. 28. Lawrence Academy 2, F. H. S. 5. We’re getting used to these victories. JUNE. 7. F. H. S. 4, K. H. S. (with four professionals) 9. 12. F. H. S. 7, C. A. 10. 14. Newcomb completes his one hundredth successive night on Mt. Vernon street. Ruth asks him to come one hundred more. This is quite different from Netty, isn’t it, Guy ? 15. The “Red Cross Boat’’ is lost in the thick Whalom fogs. “Water all around them and not a drop to drink.’’ 16 F. S. C. dance at Whalom. 25. Graduation. 27. Promenade. 33 BASKET BALL. Basket Ball. F or the past three 3 " ears basket ball has held a position among other sports of the school. Al- though the excellence of all the teams cannot be denied, it is safe to sa3 that neither of those of the two preceding years surpassed that of the present. A lack of school interest and support was evident from the first, and the team was formed without action of the Athletic association. Much credit is therefore due to the individxial players who met, organized, practiced, and became a well-trained team. The team was Yer3 abl3 captained 133 H. Rich, ’04. Hardy, ’02, as center clearl3 " demonstrated his right to that important position by his fine pla3fing, while the work of Barker, ’02, as forward was all that could be desired. Burns, ’04, and T. Rich, ’03, both did excellent work as backs. Substitute Clif- ford, ’02, was not found wanting in any point. As we came in contact with some exeeptionall3 strong teams, our few defeats in no way count against us, but rather show the merit of our team. The Games. Dec. 10. Leominster H. S., 21 F. H. S., 9 Feb. 28. Cushing Academy, 21 F. H. S., 9 Mar. 5. Leominster H. S., 14 F. H. s.. 31 Mar. 12. Cushing Academy, 23 F. H. s.. 29 Mar. 14. Fitchburg Business Men, 23 F. H. s.. 20 Mar. 21. Fitchburg Business Alen, 10 F. H. s., 11 Mar. 28. Fitchburg Business Men, 3 F. H. s.. 18 115 127 34 IN ME MORI AM. In Memoriam. D uring our four years’ course we have lost three of our number by death — Carl C. Crosby, John Shannon and Wallace C. Albee. Carl Crosby was a bright, active boy, greatly beloA ' ed l)y all who knew him. John Shannon was quiet and faithful and won the love and respect of teachers and pupils. Wallace Albee endeared himself to all by his gentle manners and kindly disposition. The circumstances of his death were peculiarly sad and the sympathy of the whole community went out to his bereaved mother. We have missed these three classmates and we remember them lovingly to-da " . 35 CLASS PROPlinCY. Class Prophecy. HEX I was asked to write the Class Prophee % w I was not a little troubled, as it was not the easiest task, but after a little hard thinking the idea suggested itself that I build a bonfire on a dark night and gaze into the flames as they formed and melted away into weird, fantastic shapes and figures, striving therein to read the future. So, taking fuel for the fire, pencil and paper to jot down what I read, I adjourned to the back mrd one summer night about 10.30 and proceeded to business. Have 3a)u, gentle reader, ever tried to light a bon- fire? Have 3 ' ou ever noticed how persistently the smoke arising will follow 3 " ou about, filling 3 our e3 " es, nose and mouth with its invigorating presence? That is preciseh ' what the smoke from this particu- lar bonfire did to me, so that I was forced to retire from the field of action, gasping for breath. In m3 " haste, however, I brought up heavih " against a clothes-line post. I thought of several epithets I might very appropriateh " use on this occasion, but, being of a somewhat religious bent, I resisted the impulse, and, after counting twent3 " , simph " said, “ Pshaw.” This I ejaculated with a vim that aston- ished even m3 " self. At the sound of m3 " exclamation the smoke cleared as though 133- magic and I read in the new-born flames, as thev wrestled and twisted, the name Ellen E. Shaw, which melted awa3 " , onh- to be followed immediateh " b3 " a picture — a fac-simile of Room 28 , with one exception. Gone was our 36 CLASS PROPHECY. dearly beloved “Frenehie,” and in her saered ehair was seated, with worried brow and tired look, a person whom I reeognized as “la petite Shaw.” I dared look no longer at the pieture, so pathetie. When I looked again it had ehanged to a Wom- an’s Rights eonvention. A bloomer-bedeeked dame was exeitedly speaking. I looked more elosely, and, sure enough, it was our own Elsie P. D. Q. Damon, who to all appearanees was trying to inaugurate a soeiety for the suppression of “ Men’s Rights.’’ Glane- ing up the row of grim, blue-goggled delegates, my eyes stopped at a sign, “ Fitehburg Division,’’ about whieh were grouped many “new women.’’ Some demure matrons, others, alas! hard-faeed old maids, who were watehing their leader with eager and applauding eyes. It was the “DAMON GANG,’’ for onee not all talking at the same time. Amongst them I reeognized Mabel Miner, May O’Neill, Hon ora Shea, Jessie Andrews, Maud Ellis, May Johnson, Mary Walsh, Annie Courtney, Agnes Flynn, Mary Geimberg; likewise the smiling faee of Margaret Lowe, also Annie Daeey and Molly Gilles, still insep- arable, the benignant Luey Goldsmith Bailey and the witt 3 Rena May Lowe. My eyes were moist with tears as I watehed the pieture of these misguided mortals slowly fade awa " to give plaee to a more eheerful one — an opera house. Outside was billed “Carmen.” Inside, a noted “basso profundo” had just finished a superb solo — a masterpieee. The audi- enee was wild with enthusiasm. “Encore! Encore!” it was yelling. Suddenly all was hushed as a gaily costumed Spanish cavalier appeared, bowing deep and low. The delighted audience called out, “Bravo, Signor Connoretti.” I knew better, however, — ’twas John P. Connor, F. H. S., ’02. 37 CLASS PROPHECY. The next seene was in a freight 3 ard. Two rag- ged looking “hoboes,” seated, with legs dangling, in a freight ear, were munehing a scanty supper. One ajDpearcd tall, and in spite of the fuzz on his chin, (juite 3 ' oung — the other shorter and stout looking — a couple of sturd vagabonds. They were gesticulat- ing, one with a piece of pie, the other with a frank- furt. Listening involuntaril3 ' I recognized the voices of Knight and Geoffrion in the customary religious discussion and I seemed to hear, “I tell 3 " Ou, there were more than two rats on the Ark ; there were fort3 ' -seven ” — when the interior of a street car be- came visible in the changing flames. “ Fares, please,” a familiar voice seemed to sa3 " . A sprightly 3 outh entered, all brass buttons and importance. George Harris had attained the one ideal of his life. He had become a street car conductor. The ensuing scene depicted the green side hill on which are situated the Alpine golf links. An aged couj le were wearily toiling up the farther end of the course to pla3 ' a championship game. The heat, however,- was too much for the woman and she sud- denly fell fainting. The gra3 " -haired old man, kneel- ing in agon3 at her side, chafed her hands in the vain endeavor to restore her to consciousness. When he realized that she had fainted forever, uttering a cr3% he fell prostrate at her side. So died the valiant Hubbell and his faithful spouse (Miss Dickinson), on account of the contin- uance, at the age of eighty, of their mad infatuation of 3 ounger days for golf. Poor things! Copious tears were shed over this sad scene. With a sigh, I stirred the fire, which was getting a little low, and wiped the tears from my eyes to see more clearly. In the flames appeared an old maids’ 38 CLASS PROPHECY. hall, with worsted mottoes over the door, “No plaee like home,” “What is home without a iatherC ete. The inmates were at supper. A sort of pitiful despair was marked on their faces, as they ate, and our class was well represented. I recognized our gay Maud Lamson; the erstwhile dashing and brilliant Clara LeMay; the staid Misses Scarborough and F. Smith; the solemn Miss Scripture ; together with Misses Hayes and Stockwell. How pathetic it was to see the lonely creatures, whose once aspiring ambitions now rose scarcely above their knitting. Only one of that aged group seemed to take the slightest interest in the world at large. This was Hollace Bigelow, who was writing a personal narrative entitled, “Sir Bobber Fields and the Maid.” “Heavens,” I mut- tered, “I seem to get only pathetic pictures out of this fire to-night.” Adding more fuel I prayed for better luck. When the smoke had cleared I perceived that my prayer had been answered, for I saw men rushing hither and thither in a busy office. Messenger bo s were running in and out of the office door, telephone bells ringing, postmen coming in with loaded bags — why, the scene of bustle and activity nearly took away my breath ! Suddenly I perceived a sign con- spicuously displayed over the office door, which read “O’Brien and McCue Co., Mfrs. of the Popular Short Recessly Smoke Cigarettes.” I smiled, and the scene changed. (Not because of the smile, but of its own accord.) Again I smiled, for it was on the ticket box in front of a gaily-colored circus tent that I found our class orator and debater, Samuel Claman. In sten- torian tones he appeared to be declaiming the merits of a particular side-show with which he was eon- 39 CLASS PROPHECY. ncctcd. My cars caught the words, “ Right this way ! Ladies and gcntleinen, right this way! Five cents, a nickel ora half dime!” The picture suddenly changed to the side-show tent, with the melodious (?) strains of the circus band forming beautiful chords of the dominant seventh, with the squalling of babies and other nuisances. It was pictured with such reality in the red flames before me that I fancied 1 could ac- tually hear them. At the lower end of the tent sat two familiar figures, at the feet of whose respective chairs I perceived placards which read, — one, “ Sig- norita Marthora St unsonibus, the only female living skeleton in the world,” the other, “ A lle. Gertie Jos- lyiie, India rubber woman.” Here the flames became less red, and there ap- peared a bride daintily dressed in white, with a spray of orange blossoms over her left shoulder. The groom bore himself manfully through the tr dng ordeal. I seemed to hear the minister sa q “Richard Burnap, do you — ” to be answered b3 " a full-toned “I do.” He continued, “ Mar Olmstead, do ou — ” onh- to be answered hy an eager “I do.” I la ' back and roared. And ever and anon, as I stirred the glowing embers, strange new visions flitted before my aston- ished e ' es. In the pulpit of a magnificent church a venerable gentleman in clerical garb was addressing his crowded congregation. Sly eyes became riveted upon his calm, benevolent countenance, which expressed a sweet, charitable nature. Then I seemed to catch the’ gentle flow of words, as he began his sermon. “ M3 friends,” said he, and 1113 soul drank in the richness of his deep but gentle voice, “know 3 e that temperance is God’s greatest wish.” The eloquence of the appeal which followed could not fail to carr3 " conviction to 40 CLASS PROPHECY. the hardest heart. At its close an old man, iniser- abl} clad and with unnaturally flushed face, arose from his scat tremblingly, faced the congregation and stretching out his pallid hands toward heaven, spoke in a voice weakened by excesses, with tears of glad- ness lighting up his leary eyes, “All praise to your minister. I have been a drunkard, but I swear it now, not another drop shall pass my lips.” A slight change in the position of the fire and in the minis- ter I recognized our old schoolmate, “Chuck” Fair- banks, and in the forlorn wretch at his feet, alas ! Clifton Merriam. The scene was dark and vague and it was with difficulty that I made out its contents. It was a dingy, bare and unplastered room. the light of the candle, which cast fitful shadows, uncanny and grewsome, over the vacant walls, I could discern an old table and a three-legged chair. An old white- bearded man sat clutching with deathly grip three or four small sacks, one of which was open ; a bright yellow gleam shone therefrom. The picture explained itself. “Miser” was written in the thin pallet in the corner; “miser” on the dingy walls and ceiling; “miser” in the candle; “miser” in the feverish, en- feebled, suspicious-eyed, abject old man. The door suddenly opened and a lady softly tiptoed in. “Hus- band,” said she gentlv, “You are feverish; why so ill? None will take our money.” I had now recog- nized Floyd Reeves and his faithful, loving wife, Annie Congram. A series of reproductions of differ- ent publications next greeted my eyes. The first was an edition of Puck for 1920, the leaves turned to a list of the editorial staff. There familiar names ap- peared : Gilmore, poetry and wit editor; Sands, sporting editor; Dempsey and Waggoner, cartoons; 41 CLASS lU OPIIECy. and I ' iclds, joke department. A dietionary three feet in thiekness bore on its title ])age “Carl Walker, eoin])iler and publisher.” An edition of the DaUy Sentinel of the year 1920, eolored eomie supplements, magazine seetions. The entire publieation was reno- vated throughout. Needless to add, Munn was owner, manager and editor-in-ehief. “The Paek- horses of Westminster,” by Florenee Curtis; “My Adventures with Cupid Alerriman,” by Laura Brown, and “To Share or Not to Share,” by Agnes Baeh- mann, formed three of the remaining volumes. Highly interesting they were, no doubt, sinee all were founded on personal experience. Two little booklets entitled “Beacon Lights, or How to Climb a Stone Wall,” and “My Correspondence with La Rue,” hy Irene Low, completed the series. Quite familiar appeared the high school sanctum, the scene of few joys and many sorrows. But our highly esteemed and well beloved G. P. H. held sway therein no longer. In his sacred place, at the still more sacred dcvsk, with wrinkled brow and stern, hard visage was — prepare well for the shock — Michael DonnelU Still wandering about the building, I stumbled b chance upon Room 23, and whom do 3 ou think I saw? It was not the now silver Cobb, but — another shock — NASH! The fire had now died out to a heap of glowing embers, with a flicker of flame here and there courage- ously and tenaciously clinging to life. But even from the ashes of that wonderful fire I could still conjure u]) visions and scenes. There was a vision of a cosy little flat of “La Cleghorn.” A couple were at tea. The man was auburn haired and in him I recognized an ex- ’02 man. The young wife seemed to speak, 42 CLASS PROPHECY and listening I heard, “I’m sorry you don’t like my biseuits, Arthur.’’ Holy prunes! It was Bertha Wellington, now Mrs. Davidson. I did not quite understand the next pieture. A stout hempen rope spelled out in graeeful loops the word “Clifford.’’ If any of m ' gentle readers ean suggest a plausible solution for it, he (or she) will render me truly grateful on submitting the same for my inspeetion. Onee more were gaudy-eolored eireus tents de- pieted in the slowly dying fire. Again I gazed, stupe- fied at the side-show wonders. But this time only new faces seemed to greet my eyes. No, not all new, for in the face of the clown I found traces of Gu} " Lowe’s features. Not all new, for posing as the $10,000 Circassian beauty I discovered Miss Babbitt. The snake charmer was muttering original poems to her charges to keep them in a trance, and the pecu- liar meter of those inspirations disclosed at once to me Miss Lamb, ’02, whose poems once heard are never forgotten, on account of their entirely original rhythm. Yet one more familiar face. Miss Manning’s, was discovered in the fortune-teller of that wonder- ful side-show. The Thanksgiving football match between Har- vard and Yale. How crowded the bleachers are! How the blue streamers on one side of the field wave defiance to the more gaudy red on the other. See the excitement, the emotion, nay, the upheaval, as the respective teams come on field. Cheer upon cheer, yell after yell, enthusiastic cries intermingled equally throughout the vast, over-wrought mob, and now look! They are lined up ready to pla 3 Breathless silence for a moment as the referee’s whistle sounds sharp and clear. And then — a snap, a crackling, a 43 CLASS PROPHECY. thud, and one man breaks loose from the elustered ])layers and darts down the field, rnanimously the seii of blue rises while strong men on the red side are weeping like babies. Cheer after cheer resounds as the Yale champion eourageoush ' and swifth ' heads for the Harvard goal. What are they yelling? “ IIard ' , Hardy!” But a man is running to intercept him. The crimson spectators gather hope. Another snap and another thud. The Yale man is down. Who made the plucky tackle ? Listen now to the frantic Harvard students. What is their er ? ‘‘Bar- ker, Barker!” And the picture is gone. A gaiuh theatrical poster was next. It read something like this : Mr. F aul Comings Presents his stock compan ' for the first time in Fitchbur; , at popular prices, SUPPORTING The Brilliant and Versatile Young Actress, CHARLOTTE TRACEY, ASSISTED BY AMY ANDREWS, In light, airy, graceful Buck and Wing Dancing. . dniission, . . 10, 20 and 30 cents. Matinee Daifv. 44 CLASS PROPHECY. I smiled, and the ensuing picture developed my smile into a grin and my grin into a mighty guffaw, for I saw a suitor kneeling humbly at the feet of his “heart’s desire.” He had just unburdened himself with a burst of eloquence and was anxiously await- ing his reply. It came, tremulously, but with a note of gladness in it, “Yes.” And here the laugh came in, for the kneeling suppliant was Arthur Ashlinc, and the now happy bride-elect was — Helen Wood- ward. This time it is the dancing pavilion at Whalom. No longer, however, does Flanagan’s stentorian voice roar forth the melancholy strains of “Sweet Annie Moore.” Whose is that clarion voice which rings so clearl above the others in the latest popular ballad, entitled “My Mount Vernon Street Belle?” ’Tis Newcombe’s. This time the coals reflected the interior of a neat, comfortable looking lunch cart. It was larger than those with which we are acquainted and boasted of a kitchen with equipments to match. The portly, flaxen-haired counter waiter seemed quite happy and contented. Through the half open door that led to the kitchen I perceived the pretty, jolly face of one of my schoolmates, who was singing cheerily, yet tear- fully, as she peeled the onions. And by her singing I recognized Ruth Woodward, brought to this by her passionate love for hot frankfurters (as manifested on the way home from one o’clock dances when young). Need I tell you who the fat gentleman was ? It was fair — Robbins. I fanned the fast dying coals vigorously and a lurid flame sprang up, casting a scarlet glow over its surroundings. The thought suggested blood as the picture revealed a dark, shadowy room. Four 45 CLASS PROPHECY. l)ear(led, swarthy-faced men were plotting some das- tardly deed, ])erhaps. Pistols, bombs, torpedoes and other meehanisms of death. They are Anarchists. Horrors! Courage, my bo} you onee knew those same vermin-breeding fanatics. Can you not recognize the wild Anderson in yonder haggard face ? Don’t YOU see the genial Leahy in that next ruffian ? And the unoffending Bob Holton and the still more mild Cogswell in the other two ? The next picture was nearly as heart-rending as the preceding. What is more pitiful than two grim, hard-visaged old maids, who were never satisfied with the proffered love of many suitors and who are now the subjects for nian3 a ' outhful jest? Old maids who look under the bed every night, with the pra3 ' er that thereunder ma3 be found that Godsend, a man — no particular man, but an3 " one; whose cat is a Tom, whose coquetries are a libel on honest flirtation ? Such a couple were Helen Putnam and Ruth Wallace, now lamenting in old age their too fastidious tastes of younger da3 " S. Poor things ! It served you right, no doubt. Weep, now, in vain at- tempt to regain the forsaken Orville, or some tram- pled Kenneth. Oh wring those wrinkled hands, once laden with love trophies, and abjure in vain the shade of some forgotten Frost, or that sad -eyed, patient Brown. Gone are they — happy with others, no doubt. Now weep and live out your solitary lives. You’ll find it’s no joke. Bah! Finally I reached the last of the pictures, which contained so many harrassing details that it would be impossible for me, poor scribe, to portray it with justice, consequently I culled therefrom a tiny novel- ette. La void I The bus3 barroom was filled with idlers, drunken loafers and other such ills. The fat 46 CLASS PIWPHECY. barkeeper was all smiles as he watehed the hard- earned eoins skip into his already well-filled eash box. But trouble was brewing, for “Carrie Nation No. 2,” with an assistant (Hazel Damon), suddenh " swept in and, thanks to their little hatehets, the ruby li(|uors whieh deeorated the showy room were soon gushing and sparkling into the eity sewer. The now horrified barkeeper rushed forth to defend his preeious poisons from the impetuous attaek of the plueky assailant. They met faee to faee and the onlookers waited to see feathers fly. He eyed her fiercely while she, with hatchet raised, fell back a step. You might have heard grass grow. It was such a critical moment. Suddenly the hatchet fell with a startling clatter to the floor and the spell was broken. And then the glaring mortals fell into each other’s arms. “Harry,” she gurgled, “how could you?” “Lena,” responded he, fervently, visions of the former presidential glory which had been his in youthful days rising before him, “I thought you had forsaken me and so I sank to this.” “Never,” replied she, firmly. And hand in hand they left the gilded palace of iniquity and sought the justice of the peace. My fire was now but a heap of smoking ashes. Deprived of its heat and chilled by the cool breath of the fast approaching dawn, I gathered my effects together and thoughtfully went into the house. 47 MINOR ORGAN A T ONS. Minor Organizations. The F ' . H. S. is rich in minor organizations and groups. These we have endeavored to collect and elassily here with their respective titles and nick- names. The K. O. B. K. W. Hosnier, ’03; V. O Geoffrion, ’02; R. R. Walsh, ’03. The “ Dick3 ' ” Birds, alias the “Knight Gang.” T. B. Sheehan (Mudge), ’01, leader; R. C. Lawrence (Shelah), ’01; Alfred Alurph} (Josie Bughouse), ’01; S. W. Knight (Gordon Denimit), ’02. The “Dodo” Birds, alias The “Brown Gang.” H. W. Brown (Fingers), ’03; Ralph Estabrook, ’03; Louis Moreau, ’04; Jamie Proctor (Butch), ’03; Porter Lowe (Prophet), ’04. The A. O. S. S. W. B. Clifford, S. S. S., ’02; R. C. Lawrence, 1st G. S., ’01 ; Leslie Mossman, 2d G. S., ’04; Y. O. Geoffrion, G. R. P., ’02; T. B. Sheehan, G. M. B., ’01. The Hathawa} Club, alias “The Damon Gang.” Anna Dickinson, president; Edith Babbitt, vice president; Helen Putnam, secretary; Elsie Damon (The whole thing); Bertha Wellington, Hazel Damon, Florence Curtis, Frances Smith, Margaret Lowe, Ruth Wallace, Ruth Woodward, Lena Potter, Maude Lamson, AJar}’ Olmstead, Am " An- drews, Irene Lowe, Clara Lamb, Agnes Bachmann, Ruth Ha ' es, Lucy Baile3% Helen Woodward, Alartha Stimson. The A. I. L. James Proctor, president, ’03; Harr ' Merriam, vice-presi- dent-treasurer, ’02; Ralph Estabrook, ’03; Louis Moreau, ’04; Alinot Stewart, ex-’02. 48 Q. E. D. Quod Erat Demonstrandum. Our Repertoire. “The second in command.” — E. A. H. S. “Miss Simplicity.” — Hollace Bigelow. “Foxy Grandpa.” — A. Eugene Nolen. “ Happy Hooligan.” — Fairbanks. “Tumble Tom.” — Sheehan. “The Dodo Bird.” — Miss Stella Woodward. “The Gay Debutante.” — Miss Stratton. “The Girl from Up There.” — Miss Fairbanks. “The Rounders.” — Hubbell and Sherman. “The Parish Priest.” — Carroll Waggoner. “Sherlock Holmes.”— G. P. H. “The Count of Monte Christo.” — Geoffrion. “The Cadet Girl.” — Miss Blanchard. “Under Two Flags.” — Miss Cowles. “Ten Nights in a Barroom.” — The A. I. F. (Ban- quet.) “The Strollers.” — Clifford, Sheehan, Woodward and Lowe. Recent Literature. “The Ordeal of Elizabeth.” — Managing her deco- rating committee. “A Drone and a Dreamer.” — Fairbanks, ’02. “How I curl my hair without curlers.” — Sherman. “Why I am better than you.” — Hubbell. “My college walk.” — Illustrated by C. W. Cobb. “Riding a Rail.” — Miss E. Dam-n. 49 Q. E. D. “Just a little bit off the top for me.’’— Miss Fair- banks. “How I beeame popular’’ (yet in ])ress).— G. P. H. “What I saw at the Chamber of Horrors.’’ — Clifford. Miss Slee])er — “ Lowe, where is 3a)ur exeuse for tardiness ? ” Ralph — “I haven’t written it 3’et.’’ Mr. Cobb — “I have a splinter in m3 ' finger.’’ Stage whisper from baek of the room — “He got it seratehing his head.’’ Although Hosmer is no miser, still he is fond of Nichols. “ Poetr3 ' ! Th3 ' name is often indigestion.’’ — Miss Lamb, ’ 02 . Mr. Woodbuiw — “Sheehan, what is work?’’ Sheehan — “I don’t know.’’ “A man! a man! AI3 ' kingdom for a man.’’ — Miss Cowles. To inquirer: No, Bant3 ' H-r-w -11 and Bant3 ' Mur- plu ' are not related, except, perhaps, from a prehis- toric anthropoid ape. Merriam (telling his age to French class) — “Je suis dix-huit anes.’’ “God made him and therefore let him pass for a man.’’ — William Robbins, ’ 02 . “With an aspect of iron that when I come to woo ladies I fright them.’’ — Waggoner. “He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.’’ — R. Chester Lawrence, ’01. 50 CLASS WILL. Will of ’02. B e it Remembered that we, the illiivStrious Class of 1902 of the High Sehool of Fitehburg in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massa- chusetts, being of sound mind and memory, and cog- nizant that our existence as a class is soon to be dissolved among the ethereal spheres, do make, pub- lish and declare this as, for, and to he our Last Will AND Testament. Whereas, Believing that our heirs and successors, the Junior Class of aforesaid school, cit} eount} and state have attained the age requisite to a complete perception and appreciation of the heavy responsi- bilities involved through such a transaction, we do hereby give, devise, limit and appoint that all our funds and properties whatsoever and wheresoever, be disposed of in the manner hereinafter designated by us. First. — We hereby leave to our said successors, the Class of ’03 of the said high school, the honored and dignified title of Seniors so utterly disgraced by our predecessors, but happily redeemed by us, sub- jected to following conditions : That the aforesaid heirs shall keep the said title unblemished and free from contamination, and shall at the time of their decease as a class, bequeath the said title of Seniors to their heirs as stainless and untainted as they now receive it. 51 CLASS WILL. SitCONi).— We do herein ' limit that our headquar- ters, l)ein Rooms 26 and 27 of the aforesaid Fitch- l)ur - lli h Sehool, be left to the exelusive use of our said heirs the Junior Class, and that the aforesaid heirs be there indei)endent of all restraint providing that their eonduet is beeoming of a Senior. We do appoint that Prof. A. Eugene Nolen and Miss Alice Brown be judges of their eonduet, and that any dis- ])ute be referred to lion. George Preston Hitchcock, judge supreme. Third. — We do hereby ' appoint and direct that the entire sum left in our treasur} ' , amounting to fort ' -seven cents, be disposed of in the manner fol- lowing: (Firstly.) That one-half of said forty-seven cents, or twenty-three and one-half cents, be donated to our tried and faithful servant, C. Wiggins Cobb, as a congruous recompense for his untiring labors as director of the Glee Club. (Secondly.) That in order to insure perfect peace of mind during the ensuing 3 ' ear at the above-mentioned High School, four and one-half cents of said funds be expended in purchasing and obtaining a gag for “Fingers” W. Brown, ’03, which said gag is to be applied to said Brown on each and ever 3 ' New Year’s Da} and to be kept on until removed, which said removal is to take place eveiw Christmas Da ' following, giving him one week’s free use of his tongue per annum. We think this pro- visal will prove a blessing to the school. (Thirdly.) That one cent of the aforementioned funds be used to bu} ' a bun at some recess for James Proctor, so that this same Proctor may have a square meal for once in his life. (Fourthlv). That eleven cents of the aforesaid funds be used to start an association which shall be called the Society ' for the Prevention of Over- studA ' among the high school scholars. Fifthly and 52 CLASS WILL. lastly). That the remainder of aforesaid funds, amounting to seven eents, be used in paying all the just debts of the present Senior Class. Fourth.— We do herein direet and appoint that the Fitehburg high sehool Imilding, whieh we have always honored and preserved whole, be forever kept intact, free from demolition and unshattered ; that no proceedings be carried on within its walls which endanger the foundations of the said building or threaten the safety of its occupants; also that every- thing possible be done to enhance its beauty and the beauty of the surrounding grounds. With these con- ditions to fulfil, we do in the sight of all men leave in the care of our aforesaid heirs, the Class of ’03, our beloved and most beautiful Alma Mater. We, the Class of ’02, do hereby nominate and appoint as the sole executor of this our last will and testament, our most esteemed and highly honored principal, Mr. George Preston Hitchcock. In Testimony Whereof we have hereunto affixed our hand and seal this twenty-seventh day of June, in the year 1902. CLASS OF 1902, F. H. S. Witnesses : V. O. Geoffrion, Helen E. Putnam, Stuart W. Knight, Ruth I. Wallace, Harold O. Rugg, Lorena M. Lowe, Samuel Clayman. Be it remembered that we, the Class of ’02 of the Phtchburg High School of the State of Massachusetts, being of sound mind and memory, do make this codi- cil to our will dated June 27, 1902: 53 CLASS WILL. Wlicreas, by said will we directed the manner in which our funds were to be disposed of in Clause Third, we do hereby make that null and void on account of defalcation of our treasurer. Except as above mentioned we do hereby confirm, ratify and ado])t all the former provisions of our former will. Signed, sealed, published and declared by above- named testator, the Class of ’02, F. H. S., as for and to be a codicil to this last and onU- will, in the pres- ence of us who in his and each other’s sight and ])resence have hereunto afiixed our names as wit- nesses at his request. CLASS OF 1902, F. H. S. V. O. Geoffrion, Helen E. Putnam, Stuart V. Knight, Ruth I. Wallace, Harold O. Rugg, Lorena M. Lowe, Samuel Claman. 54 CLASS SONG. Class Song. Words by Agnes P. Bachmann. The time has come when we must part, The clay eaeh feels within his heart, The needs and value of our life, To work within the field of strife. We’ll meet again out on the plain, And joyful, raise that noble strain, “ Viet’ry is ours!” we loudly, gladly sing, “if first, we, in ourselves do viet’ry bring.” We’ll dream upon the field of strife. Of days gone by in our sehool life. And wake, with all the strength of youth. To give the world our life and truth. We’ll meet again out on the plain. And sing again that grand refrain, “Vict’r3’ is ours!” we loudly, gladly sing, ‘‘If first, we, in ourselves do vict’r ' bring.” Tune — “Watch on the Rhine.” 55 DF.SSEK T. Dessert. The class of nineteen hundred and two Is composed of scholars wondrous and wise, But in that wonderful class are a few Whose wisdom beyond conception lies. Our judicious president immediatel} ' saw That to waste such talent were a pity ; And his act has been praised ever since, for He put them on the class book committee. From the Junior class a cr3’ is sent, We want a man for president. Miss fits are not so bad, So Charles seems to think ; But if man} " more he had He Woodbur} " them in drink. “He knew all ancient history. Of Greek he had a store. And he could read, so wise was he. All hierogl ’phic lore. ” — A. Eugene Nolen. “ If to her share some female errors fall. Look on her face and j-ou’ll forget ’em all.’’ — J. Rockwell. 56 THE FINISH. “All things tend By course of time to their appointed end.” — Dryden. 57 Do s! I) ) s! Do s! and still tlic.v come. LARGEST PIANO DEALERS in the world All the Latest Songs M,STEINERT SONS COMPANY S Good Clothing Up-to-date Plenty of it Fitchburg ' s Largest Outfitters The i c. c. c. F. H. LANE CO., Proprietors IVER JOHNSON BUILDING “As idle as a painted ship Upon cl painted ocean.” — Miss Ruth Woodward. “As mceke as a iiiayde.’’ — Clifton Alerriam, ’02. The better class of Business Firms — those who are willing; to pay a living salary — get their Office Help at the Fitchburg ' Business Coll eg(e Kvery graduate of this School since IShT has been given a good i)osition. We are anxious to have a large class of ambitious, industrious jjupils in order that we may su|)i)lv the demand for otlice help that is sure to he made U])on us during tlie c.oming school year. If you are interested, send for a new I’lospectus, in which will he found a list of representative stmlents and husincss men to whom you can refer. 1 f con vmuent, pay us a visit. D. FULLMER, Principal 145 Mzwin Street, Fitchburg Exclusive Styles in G. w. ROYLEIGH Main St. — — - -- — Visit • Litchfield Stebbins Reliable Goods at Reasonable Prices One - Price Clothiers 120 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. It is rumored that Aliss Ruth Damon has been very much “Guyed” last season. “A smiling Celestial.” — Kuth Woodward. Percy H. Safford Ice Crea».m Soda Genuine Antique Crockery and Furniture Hand i Painted China Watches Clocks Jewelry Fine Repzdring ' 292 Main Street, Fitchburg z and : College Ices With true Crushed Fruits Read ' s Ice Cream used William G. McTaggart Cal lor Clothes Cleaned and Repaired Prices Reasonable Jhom 3 162 Street, Fitchburg Hie White Drug Store D. Chas. O’Connor 6 Co. 243 Main Street Fitchburg Brownell — = — Mason PLU M Bl NG nd HEATING Hot Water, Steam and Furnace Heating Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Work ' — Dealers in STOVES, RANGES IRON- and TINWARE 159 Main St., Fitchburg ‘‘Obey him gladly; and yet let him know You were not made for him, but he for you.” — G. P. H. mpM smmFVM Bimi TAKE ELEVATOR Mr. Cobb; “I don’t like my figure.” Established 1867 CLASS RINGS, PINS ETC., AT LOWEST PRICES Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry and Optical Goods HALL 194 Main Street The Up-to-date JEWELER Remember — — You sleep two-thirds of the time and that you can get A good Iron Bed for $ 2.50 At Ferdinand Furniture Company ' s 219-221 Main Street, Fitchburg-, Mass. HIGH CLASS NEGLIGEE SHIRTS Smart Fabrics Tart Designs All artistic and of original character For the up-to-date trade LYONS, DAVIS CO, Fitchburg ‘‘Her waist is ampler than her life, For life is but a span.” — M. C. S. “What a spendthrift he is of his tongue.”— Harold Dxihblue Brown. O THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1902 We extend our best wishes for your future welfare. Respectfully yours. CHAMBERLAIN - HUNTRESS CO. Compliments of H. A. Goodrich Company Clotbievs 1batter8an jfurnisbers w Up-io-da.te Goods in e’very Department 149-151 Main Street Telephone 20 for a Messen- gfer Boy to run your errands J.C.CflRPDYJor. 128 main St. “Week in, week out, from morn till night You can hear his bellows blow.’’ — Guy Newcomb. Like a late morn, of use to nobody. — Chuck Fairbanks, ’02. Mrs. M. J. Colon NEWSDEALER Smallwares and Confectionery 54 Green Street Fitchburg Geo.T. Greenwood, D. M. D. E. W. TINSLEY Dentist DEALER IN Office Hours Telephone 9-12; 2-5 412-4 OlOARS and TOBACCO 294 Main St., Fitchburg 1 Blossom Street Fitchburg; HAT is the object of an advertisement ? Pri- marily to conve information. The fewer the words, the shorter the words, the better the words. T[ Snappy articles for summer wear are crowding our counters, filling our show windows, drawing our friends and building our business. Everything men and boys wear — except shoes — we have. Kimball Company 174-178 Main Street ' The BIG Store with the LITTLE Prices ' ' ‘Her hair hung ’round her pallid cheek Like seaweed ’round a clam.” — Putnam. Those pretty little Woodward girls! Union Ood l Compa ny 1 19 Mdi in Street Telephone 208-2 Clean Pure OOdll ..a nd Ice Not the Only — but the Best Thirty years and more ago the ‘ OLD RELIABLE HAIR STORE was established at 1 99 Main Street, and has since been a leader in this line Get our prices before buying anything in our line MRS. A. McLANE SAWYER 199 Main Street Critic .l Customers STONE Hhe Druggist DRUG BUYERS are critical custom- ers, 3’et we have gained favor and are doing good business. We handle ever ’thing usually found in an up- to-date drug store and make a spe- cialty ' of physicians’ prescriptions. A registered pharmacist always in attendance. 166 Main Street Aliss O’Toole — Miss Woodward, take the corner seat. Rufus — Where shall I take it to ? Irene sits “oft on a stilly (K might.’’ We are the Printers m li Of a large and increasing share of the work of importance in Fitchburg and the neighboring towns, and are receiving many gratifying words of commendation from customers who are good judges. We will be glad to talk with you about anything in the printing line, and even if no order results, shall appreciate the call. Sentinel Printing Compa .ny 389 Main Street, Fitchburg Everybody knows THE SENTINEI NUTTING TRUE 3 333 3 Our Ice Cream is made ' jj I from FRESH Cream | We sett from One Q uart to One Hundred Gallons 36 Main Street Telephone 4t4-4 RUBLEE CO. OPTICIANS W. D. Johnson Co (5reen St. iPbarmacB Myrrifoam Tooth Wash Dr. Hoff’s Dandruff Cure Johnson’s Bronchial Troches Johnson’s Headache Powders Johnson’s Comp. Ext. of Red Clover Dr. Burnell’s Balsam of Horehound, Tar and Wild Cherry 78 Green Street Fitchburg, Mass. “About her mouth a winsome smile Of rapture gives a hint. — Miss Gifford.’’ liver notice the “kan ;aroo walk” on Miss Wallace? 244 Main Street Fine p Stationery H. A. Estabrook .. AT .. BiU ' Gin’s Hpotbccav TSP E. M. READ ouf Confectioner ICE w anb Caterer CREAM 196 Main Street Corner of Prichard 370 Main Street, Fitchburg Advertisers, Attention ! IHB CLASS OF ’02 havS voted to ])atronize in preference to all others the advertisers in this book. The Committee thanks " on one and all for 3 onr help, which so eheerfulh rendered has made the book what it is. Respectfulh ' snbmitted , THE COMMITTEE. H. Poore (declining verb “love”) — Have yon been loved? Miss E. A. H. S. — Take a demerit! A yard of roses. — I ' rcshnicn f irls of Kooin 4-. Compliments of Algodt K. Peterson IPbotoorapber 386 Main Street Formerly PETERSON REARDON “A blockhead mbs his thoughtless skull And thanks his stars he was not born a fool.” — Estabrook. She paints, but she is not artistic. — Miss Rockwell, ’03. J. F. CHAFFIN - Agency for the ■■■■ KRAKAUER BROS. jJJ) ( g, Q $ ■ Other Standard Makes : All the latest and up-to-date MUSIC PIANOS AND ALL KINDS OF INSTRUMENTS RENTED, TUNED AND REPAIRED XLbe H-Pollo Self Jblano Jbla er == = = == = Best in the Market ■■ BAND INSTRUMENTS and MUSIC SEWING MACHINES, NEEDLES, OILS, AND SUPPLIES FOR ALL MACHINES = Telephone 213-4 ■ = WAREROOMS 157 MAIN STREET “An age that melts in unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away.” — A. E. N.

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