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t Vincit Oui Se Vincit I The 1906 CLASS BOOK Fitchburg High School Published by the Class of 1906 Fitchburg, Massachusetts, June, MCMVI To Our Beloved and Honored Instructor MR. E. ADAMS HARTWELL This Book is Dedicated by the Class of 1906 EMORY ADAMS HARTWELL EMORY ADAMS HARTWELL 1% R. E. Adams Hartwell, one of the first instructors in the Fitchburg High School, has the satisfaction of knowing that he is loved, honored and respected by every student and graduate of the high school in which he has for so many years successfully performed his duties. Mr. Hartwell was born in West Fitchburg, April 24, 1850, and in June, 1871, he graduated from the Fitchburg High School, having the great honor of being valedictorian of his class. He immediately entered Amherst college, from which institution he graduated in June, 1874, with an excellent record. His experience as a teacher began in the Ashburnham high school during the spring term of 1875. In the fall of the same year he took up his duties as instructor in sciences in the F. H. S., where he remained until December, 1905, when a most unfortu- nate illness compelled him to take a leave of absence. The loss of so valuable a man from the teaching staff ' is keenly felt by all, and the class of 1906, the alumni, and the undergraduates mutually tender their best wishes for a most speedy recovery, and sincerely hope that they will soon have the pleasure of seeing Mr. Hartwell back in his old position. Editorial Board WILLIAM SPRING FAIRBANKS Editor-in-Chief HERMAN NELSON CURTIS CRETE MABEL KENNEY AUSTIN LEWIS FORD FLORENCE MARIA HERSOM BERNARD FRANCIS McCARTHY FOREWORD TTAVING passed through and overcome the many trials and obstacles which have so plentifully strewn our path, we now take pleasure in presenting the Class Book of 1906 to the alumni, undergraduates, and friends of the class, sincerely hoping that they will look for the good points of the book and pass over the bad ones. If, while perusing these pages, you find some joke or grind upon your most respected self, don’t throw the book into the fireplace in disgust, or lay awake nights planning some terrible revenge upon the poor editors; simply turn over a page and pos- sibly you will find some hit upon your neighbor, and, if you are human, you will forget the slam upon 3 ourself. The thanks of the Editorial Board are warmly expressed to Messrs. William A. Emerson and Frank C. Hoyt, whose wise and timely suggestions have helped us out of many a dark hole. We also wish to thank the merchants and business men for having helped us out so royally in the line of advertisements, and we request the members of our class to return the favor by patron- izing our advertisers, which are of the best. CLASS OF 1906 OFFICERS Bertram H. FI a yes President Florence M. Hersom Viee-Presklent Mary M. Hanna See ret ary Bernard F. McCarthy Treasurer BOYS Lawrence Francis Boland, Class Baseball, ’OG ; Black Hand. Charles Edwin Briggs, F. H. S. Orchestra, ’05— ’OG. Herman Nelson Curtis, Pin Committee; P lower Committee; Motto Committee; Class Book Committee; Promenade Committee. Harold Edwin Dempsey. Ulysses Francis Des Rivieres (Des), First Senior Class Party Committee; Football Team, ’05; Manaj er Baseball Team, ’06; Class Baseball. ’OG ; Zeta Phi Fraternity; Black Hand. Harry Wilkinson Dole. Ambrose Donahoe (Donny), Black Hand. William Spring Fairbanks (Tip), Class President, Junior Year; Vice-President F. H. S. A. A., ’04-’05 ; Chairman Class Book Commi ttee; Assistant Business Manaji;er “Red and Gray,’’ ’04— ’05 ; Associate Editor “Red and Gra 3 " ,’’ ’05— ’OG ; Co-Editor “Junior Flapper’’; Monu- ment Decorating Comtnittee, ’03, ’04, ' 05, ’OG ; F ' ootball Team, ' 04; Track Team. ’03, ’04, ’OG ; Baseball Team, ’OG ; Class Baseball, ' 06; Class Hocke % ’04; Class Track, ’04, ’06; Lambda Sigma Fraternit " ; Black Hand. Austin Lewis Ford (Tot), Class Book Committee; First Junior Class Part ' Committee; Flower Committee; Associate Editor “Red and Gray,’’ ’04-’0.5 ; Football Team, ’04, ’05 (Captain, ’0.5); Basket Ball Team, ’04, ’05, ’OG (Captain, ’OG); Baseball Team, ’03, ’04, ’OG ; Class Hockey, ’03, ’04; Class Baseball, ’04, ’0.5, ’OG (Captain, ’05); Black Hand. Leon Harry Greenwood. Leon Bertillo Hartwell (Dinky). Bertram Hateh Hayes (Bump), Class President; Chairman First Junior Class Part ' Committee; Second Junior Class Party Committee; Assistant Manager Football Team, ’04; Manager Foot- ball Team, ’0.5; Glee Club, ’04— ’0.5 ; Class Hocke 3 " , ’04; Black Hand. 11 Thomas Kershaw (Bug), Football Tc. ' uii, ’()4-, Class Hascb.all, ’Ob; Black Hand. Jolin I ' rancis Madden, I ' oolball Team, ’o , Baseball Team, ’() ' {, ’Ob; Cl.ass Baseb.all, ’o. ' J, ’04-, ’() ). James Joseph Maney (Doe), Black Hand; Class Baseball, ’Ob. I ' rederick David Manning (Dete), Football Team, ’Of); Basket B all Team, ’of)— ' Ob; Black Hand. Bernard Francis McCarthy (Buns), Second Senior Class Party Committee; Class Treasurer; Cl.ass Book Committee: Cl.ass Picture Committee; I’romen.ade Committee; B.aseb.all Team, ’Ob; I ' oot- ball Team, ’O.a ; Cl.ass B.aseb.all, ’03, ' O-k, ’Ob (C.aptain, ’04.) ; Cl.ass Hockey, ’04-. Daniel Philip McDonald, p ' ootball Team, ’O.b. Bernard Alo sius McManus (Birdy). George William McNamara (Mac), Baseball Team, ’04, ’Oo, ’Ob; Class Tr.ack, ' 04; Bl.aek H.and. Ernest Parker Miller (Dike), Chairman First Senior Class Party Committee; Co-Winner Tennis Doubles; Lambda Sigma P ' raternit ; Promenade Committee. James Bernard Murphy, Baseball Team, ’Ob; Class Baseball, ’04, ’O.b, ’Ob (C.aptain, ’OG) ; Black Hand; Second Senior Class Party Committee. George Francis O’Brien (O’ Bee), President F. H. S . A. A., ’05’-0b ; Monument Decorating Committee, ’Ob; Foot- ball Team, ’0.5; Zeta Phi F ' raternity ; Blaek Hand. Patrick Joseph O’Dea, Baseball Team, ’04, ’0.5, ’06 (Captain, ’0.5); Basket Ball Te.am, ’0.5-’0b; Class Baseball, ’04, ’0.5, ’Ob; Chairm.an Pietnre Committee; Black Hand; G.ardner Reception Committee. James Arthur Patch (Smut), Blaek Hand; Class Baseball, ’Ob; Chairm.an Second Senior Cl.ass Part ' Committee. Edwin Otto Ra ibe, Assoeiate Editor “Red and Gray,’’ ’04-’0.5 ; Editor-in Chief “Red and Graj ' ,’’ ’05— ’06; Winner Prize Essaj ' Contest. Cyril Bernard Raymond. Herbert Clayton Robbins (Hoiby), Zeta Phi Fraternity; Chairman Gardner Reeeption Committ ee. Carl Wetherbee Sawyer, Zeta Phi Fr.aternity; Gardner Reeeption Committee. Ralph Myron Wilder (Tubby), F ' irst Senior Class Party Committee; Lambd.a Sigm.a Fr.aternit ; Monument Deeorating Committee, ’04. Wyman, Second Junior Class Part ' Coniinittee ; Chairman Promenade Committee; h ' lowcr Committee; Baseball Team, ’05, ’()( (Captain, ’OO) ; Class Baseball. ’05, ’() ; Lambda Si ma Fraternity; Bkiek Hand. GIRLS Florence Marie Babb. Ina Florence Babbitt. Ella Josephine Beer. Alice Esther Belding, Second Senior Class Party Committee. Maybelle Bennett. Blanche Louise Beauregard, Chairman Second Junior Class Party Committee; Chairman Motto Committee; First Senior Class Party Committee; M jnnment I (eccjratinjjc Committee, ’0(). Marion Louise Bigelow. Mary Ellen Blanchard. Lena May Butterfield. Catherine Mary Carey. Mary Tygne Carlson. Edith Mildred Cate. Mae Cecilia Conroy. Helen Agnes Coughlin. Alice Maybelle Cutting. Marion Alexandria Ewcn. Ethel May Farwell. Mary Ellen Gage. Mary Margaret Hanna, Class Secretary; F. H. S. Orchestra, ’04— ’05, ’05— ’00 ; First Senior Class Party Committee; Monument Decoratinj; Committee, ’00. Florence Maria Hersom, Class Vice-President Junior and Senior Years; Class Book Committee; Class Pic- ture Committee. Nina Mabel Holbrook. Josephine Kelly. Crete Mabel Kenney, Class Secretary Junior Year; Class Book Committee; First Junior Class Party Committee; Pin Committee; Class Picture Committee. 13 Catherine Tlieresa Lealiy. l!)lizal)etli Lei])er, Second Senior Class Party Coniniittee. Rol)y Cheney Leonard. Irene Hilda Lewi.s, Associate Editor “Red and Gray.” ’O.I-’Od ; (Gardner Keeepticjn Coniniittee; Monu- ment Deeoratinjj; Coniniittee, ’t ' G. Bertha May Lowe. Jennie Almira Lowe, E ' irst Senior Class Parti ' Committee. Annie Gertrude McHugh. Lucy Margaret AIcKenne " . Florence Louise McNamara. Lois Mossman. Genevieve Frances Murphy. Mary Josephine Nash. Helen Frances Nutting. Frances Elizabeth Pickels, Gardner Reception Committee. Alary Eva Quinlan, Associate Editor “Red and Grai’,” ’05-’0G; Writer of Class Song. Mary Esther Robinson. Elizabeth Frances Ro3 Ruth Sarkin. Bridget Loretta Shea. Elizabeth Alice Smith. Alice Ala " Stock well, Gardner Reception Committee. Alice Honora Walsh. Ellen Catherine Walsh. Addie Louisa Wilkins. 14 HISTORY I HE final clash down the home streteh " [73 of our last year in the Fitehburg High Sehool is over, and the elass of 1906 has broken the tape at the finish amid a blaze of glory and has emerged bearing a reeord far more suceessful and in- teresting than any of its precedents. Our Gardner co-classmates have treated us royally. They first show ed their rec- ognition of our superiority over any other class in F. H. S. by inviting us to a picnic at Lake Wachusett, so that they might become personally acquainted with us. Wyman had a most delightful time, and when it was time to go home he was among the missing, but was finally found on a settee near the lake with a Gardner girl (whom he afterwards ex- plained to us was his “cousin”), with his watch set back an hour and a half. Also, during our Freshman year, the elass in some unexplainable way accumulated the enormous sum of $1, and thereby had the honor of being the first class in ¥. H. S. to make any mc:)ney during their first year. During our Sophomore year our athletic prowess was given a boost when we surprised the school by tying ’04 for first place in the interclass meet, scoring 40 points. The classes of ’05 and ’07 were shut out. The next year we were formally organized, efficient officers being elected tc3 conduct the affairs of our great class in the proper manner. It was during this year that the solemn and dignified Seniors were awakened to the fact that they w ere really a very slow class by allowing us to publish the “Flapper” with- out making the least attempt at retaliation. Although they pre- tcMidcd not to mind it, it was very evident they felt (jiiite sore by several ])ointed allusions referring to the little ]3ain])hlet whieh a|)])eared in their elass hook. Two elass ])arties were sueecssfully eondueted during this year, and we were also honored by c ' lnother invitation from onr Junior friends at Gardner, whieh was aeeepted, but nnfortnnatelv only a small number were able to attend. It mi ht be interesting to mention that Wyman eame to the eonelu- sion that his “eonsin” had forgotten him beeause he was unable to find her at the picnie. 1906 had the honor of elaiming the elass baseball ehampionship, winning out at the last moment in a verv exeiting series of games. Our last year has made a fitting “finis” to our unsur]3assed reeord in the school, and our senior danees have been surprisingly sueeessful, both soeialh and financially. Gardner entertained us again in the “ehair town,” and we endeavored to return their kindness by giving a danee in their honor at Fitehburg. The Black Hand should also be remembered for suppressing the wild and vvoolh Juniors and for keeping things alive at the school building during our Senior year. The only thing that they regret is that Principal Woodbury declined to remain on the member- ship roll, the only plausible reason being that he thought things were too slow. He likes faster company, you know. We upheld our prestige of former years in athletics, for again we won the class baseball championship in a walk. To top the climax, the captains of the three athletic teams this year are members of the class of 1906. Our experience in F. H. S. has indeed been one of harmony and concord, and we now stand first among all the classes which have graduated from the school, with a clean and unparalleled record to prove it. We, as a class and individually, have noth- ing to fear or be ashamed of, and if in the future, no matter what our occupation may be, we are still able to uphold the good record which we have so well begun, socially, intellectually, and moralh we cannot help but reflect honor and credit both upon our celebrated class of 1906 and upon our dear old Alma Mater. IG Vy: PROPHECY T hat this simple card — First Re- union of the Class of 1906, F. H. S., Assembly Hall, June 20, 1907 — could cause any trouble seems absurd, and yet, indirectly, it was the cause of a most won- derful and extraordinary experience. I hailed this announcement with delight, for it would give me an opportunity to show to my classmates a most wonderful explosive which I had invented during the year. At exactly 3 o’clock in the afternoon of June 20, all the members of our glorious class, with the exception of “Doc” McNamara, who had m ste- riously disappeared a few weeks before, were gath- ered in Assembly hall to experience the pleasure of their first reunion. As soon as the meeting opened, I arose and spoke of my discovery and offered to bring down a can of the powder from the “lab” on the fourth floor, if any one wished to examine it. They all seemed interested, so I hurried to the “lab,” selected one of the largest cans and started for the stairs, but had hardly taken a step when I slipped on a gumdrop which one of the infantile ’07 children had dropped, and — BANG!! ! When I regained consciousness, I found myself lying on a great white cloud, looking up at a wall of gold which enclosed a beau- tiful city of the same material. I knew at once that this must be one of the unexplored planets. In a dazed way I approached the gate and applied for admis- sion by passing my card through a small sliding panel to a white- robed attendant within, who told me that the High Potentate of the planet Prometheus, on which I had fallen, would soon appear. Almost immediately the massive portals swung inward, and imagine my surprise when I recognized the High Potentate, in spite of his long flowing hair and beard and his majestic stride, as none other than McNamara, our lost classmate. I started to 17 rcct liiiii w. ' innly, l)ut lie held me off at arni’vS length and slowly and with great dignity informed me that I eould not he admitted to the eity, hut that I must return to earth and eomplete m3 ' work there first. I asked where m3 ' elassmates were, and he explained to me that the3 ' , being helow the eenter of the explo- sion, had heen blown half way through the earth, and that I, being above, had shot upward to Prometheus. Furthermore, he stated that if I should jum]3 off the eloud at a ])oint just opposite the gate. I would fall direetlv into the midst of my classmates, but that the fall would consume a ])eriod of twenty years. He then strode slowly back into the city and the gates moved together, leaving me well-nigh distracted. After careful delibera- tion, I decided that I should ]3refer to rejoin m3 ' classmates rather than to remain an outcast on the edge of this marvelous city. 1 walked to the edge of the cloud, when my nerve failed me. Sud- denl3 ' Patch’s earthly motto, “Nothing but crust,” entered mv mind and, shutting my eyes, I leaped wildly into the void. Thus commenced my drop of twenty years. Slowly, very slowly, the tiny point toward which I had been falling for nineteen 3 ears grew larger and larger, assuming the shape of a ball which gradually expanded until its outline was lost in the haze; then, as if by magic, mountains, rivers and cities sprang up below me bewilderingly, and I realized that I was fast approaching the earth. I had just prepared myself to resist the shock of landing, when — whiz — blank — ! I had passed directly through the earth’s crust and was dropping towards a eity which seemed to be located in the eenter of the earth. With a splash I struck a swamp on the outskirts of the town and as soon as I recovered my breath I began to yell lustil3 for help. Before long a couple of farmers passed driving a few obsti- nate pigs, and when they saw 1113 plight they hurried to extricate me from the mud. Although their faces seemed familiar, I could not place them until after they had disappeared around a curve in the road, and then it dawned upon my bemuddled brain that these “rubes” were my former classmates Dempsey and McManus, and that I was near the town where the High Potentate had told me I should find the long-lost class of 1906 . As I was very hungry, having eaten nothing but congealed ether waves for twenty 3 ' ears, I stopped at the first house, a large brick structure, over the door of which was the sign, “Old Ladies’ 18 Home.” Imagine m bewilderment when my old friend Crete Kenney opened the door. I was just about to walk in and make myself at home when Crete gave one of her famous screams and hastily disa])peared. Thinking that it was an asylum for lunatics instead of a home for old ladies, I turned to go, but in glancing up at the windows I was shocked to see Misses Beer, Shea, Hol- brook, Carlson, Cutting and Cate, all smiling sweetly. I started on a dead run for the town. Not for mine! On approaching the town I met many of my classmates, who all stared at me blankly, but as none recognized me I kept still and steered for a sign which read, “Briggs’ Barber Shop.” In I went and dropped into the first ehair, over which Briggs himself, in spotless linen, wielded his tonsorial implements. One of the bystanders, who was smoking a T. D. pipe, I recognized as George O’Brien. “How does it happen that you are smoking, George?” I asked. “Well, you see,” he replied, the corners of his mouth fast approaching his ears, “Briggs’ perfumes are somewhat counter- acted by the tobacco fumes.” Briggs, however, had a fine shop, with a number of chairs, around which McDonald and Sawyer were working. As the chair of the latter was near me, I noticed that Carl was not mis- named, for the man who arose from the chair had quite a piece missing from his left ear. Going out, I awoke to the fact that my clothes were all in rags, having been badly torn by the explosion. It did not take me long to head for Fairbanks’ Big Department Store, which oc- cupied the whole of the next block. In the clothing department Greenwood was behind the counter and it did not take him long to suit me. I reached down into my pocket and dug up a piece of gold which I had whittled from the wall of the city of Pro- metheus and tendered it to him in payment. “Greeny” phoned for the proprietor, Fairbanks, who, when he saw the gold, in- formed me that down here gold, being very scarce, was raised in value a thousand times, and congratulated me upon being a mil- lionaire. I saw a great many familiar faces behind the counters, among whom “Bill” pointed out Misses Beauregard, Babbitt, Kelly, Lewis, Leonard, Ewen and Coughlin. The store was crowded, and even in the dry goods department all were not lady shoppers, although “Dinky” Hartwell came in and called 19 for hairpins at the novelty counter, over wliieh Miss Ileaure anl presided. Hy this time iny nerves were almost nnstrun trom the nmisnal excitement, so I made up my mind to pass the even- ing- at the theater. I arrived during the middle of the first aet, and while perusing- the ])ro ram, which had “Curtis’ Theater” in larg e tvi)e at the head, I noticed that the ])erformance, “The In- noeent Maids,” was under the ])ersonal supervision of Curtis himself. The Caiety Girls sang several of the latest song hits, among which were “ MeCarthy’s Great Home Run,” and ])aro- dies upon the “ Red and Gray.” I complimented the management on being so lueky as to secure such a dazzling bunch of beauties. Here they are: Gaiety Girls — Misses McNamara, Blanchard, Bigelow, Spread- bury, Leahy and Nash, with Miss Murphy as leading lad The next was a little skit entitled “When We Were Twenty- Three.” The following were billed here: Misses Babb (soloist), McKcnne} Nutting, Walsh, Wilkins, Mossman, and Farwell (come- dian). The article on the ])rogram said, “The luimes are enough.” Sure enough they were! At the end of the act the ])ieture ma ' chine started u]). The title of the film was “A Comedy of Er- rors.” The machine whirred, but all that appeared upon the screen was a few stars. These gradually resolved into what seemed to be l)all players. Yes! They were several members of the F. H. S. ball nine of 1906 playing that memorable game with Gardner; the stars that stood out the most prominently were Murphy, t he Midget, Wyman the Giant, and Ford the Fat. It was rightly named “The Comedy of Errors.” This was too mueh. The memory of that inglorious game caused the tears to flow copiously, and I arose and went out, noting as I left that DesRivieres still had the nerve to manage the machine. Upon inquiring for the best hotel in the place, a boy informed me that the Wilder House was the one I wanted. On arriving, the night clerk. Manning, assigned me to Room 13 and tapped the bell. Immediately the “bell hopper” came gliding in and led me to my room. I handed him a ten-dollar note for a tip. “Tanks,” he said, “but you’se oughter make it thirteen to break the hoodoo.” I then knew that he was none other than Ker- shaw, always looking for a little more. It astonished me, I ad- mit, for I expected to see “Bug” nothing less than a Standard Oil magnate. Surprises like this had wearied me and sleep soon 20 closed my eyes. I dreamed many strange . things that night, among which I beheld Madden and O’Dca playing baseball. They told me they would rather j lay ball than eat, and sure enough they were gobbling up everything in sight. The next day, there being a circus in town, I went to see how they managed such affairs in the middle of the earth. I found it was slightly different in the m mner of production, although the performers were far better. I joined the throng which was hurry- ing up to the ticket seller’s booth. Ah! who was that tall man with black, curly hair, raking in the money ? It needed but one glance to see that it was McCarthy, our class treasurer. There he was, deftly making change, while the crowd surged about the stand. After buying my ticket I happened to walk to the back of the stand, and noticed that his ])ockets were bulging. He was “keeping the change,’’ without a doubt. Farther on a gentleman wearing a large, flashy diamond was extolling the merits of the side show. “Right this way, ladies and gents, to see the great and only living Zip, the what-is-it? and many other freaks too numerous to mention. Right this way, only 10 cents, one dime, takes you all the way through. How many? Three? Ah, thank you, sir!’’ Could this fellow be the quiet, unobtrusive Dole of our school- days? Alas, ’twas too true. Upon entering I found Raymond act- ing as a tent pole. The Maney curiosities were on exhibition, so I proceeded to take them in. First was the $10,000 beauty, as pictured by Miss Quinlan. Needless to say, “Little E va’’ was drawing a large crowd. The second stand was labeled “Lengthy Long,’’ the wonder of the age, whose growth was so remarkable that he now stood ten feet above the platform. I knew, however, that Boland always was “stilted,’’ and that “Lengthy” was reduced several feet after each performance. At the third Stand were the Siamese Twins. He! Lowe! They were up to their old tricks, making eyes at the boys. I was just trying to get near Donahoe, the strong man, about whom w ' ere four men vainly try- ing to lift his hat, when — crash — ! A horse, on which was Mile. Hersom, smashed through the canvas from the main nt and spread confusion throughout the crowd. I made a jump and seized the frightened horse. The lady equestrian then asked me if I would like to view the workings of the circus from behind the .scenes, and as I replied in the affirmative, she showed me to a 21 seat from which I could view the rings and also the many per- formers about to go on. The ladies’ orchestra, directed by Miss Manna, struck up a lively march, and a scjuad of pretty horse- women, among whom were Misses Gage, Conroy, Butterfield, Roy, Smith, Sarkin, McHugh, Robinson and Bennett, charged into the arena, with the dashing Miss Stock well at the head, while Miss Pickels served as her lieutenant. They were arrayed in bril- liant armor, and carried shields of mosquito netting to keep the dies off with. A more brilliant company of amazons I for one had never seen. Miss Belding rode a Shetland pony, while Miss Leiper was mounted on a hobby-horse, bringing up the rear and doing funny stunts which kept the enormous crowd in a perfect uproar. I inquired who managed the show, and was informed that it belonged to the Hayes Syndicate, with B. H. Hayes as active manager. He employed the glib-tongued Robbins as advance agent, and the versatile, many-sided Raabe as editor of the programmes. At the close of the performance I returned to my hotel, where I experienced a drowsy, languid sensation, and after summoning a doctor I went to my room, where I fell upon the bed and became unconscious. When I awoke, after what seemed a long sleep, I saw the diminutive “Doc” Miller bending over me, looking anxiously into my face. I didn’t understand the situation, so I yelled, “What’s up. Doc?” “Don’t talk now,” he said, “you have been in a comatose state for two days, due to overstudy, in which time your imaginative brain communicated with the hand, causing it to write what is here set down. The spiritualistic mediae aver that 3 ou have been in communication with the spirits of prophecy.” “Then there wasn’t any class reunion, or terrible explosion?” I questioned. “No, nothing at all, merely your wonderful imagination,” he answered. “Then the High school must still be standing, if there was no explosion,” I continued. “Yes, and it will continue to stand unless your wonderful prophecy " eomes true and some member of your class discovers this remarkable explosive which you herald, and drops it in the manner 22 which 3 ou have already described. But now go to sleep. It’s over. Nothing but a dream.” And “Doc,” after drawing the shades, left me alone to ponder over my strange hallucination concerning the future. 23 CHRONOLOGY SEPTEMUKR. f). School reopcMis. Several selt-iniportant P. (L’s try to monopolize the scats in 27. (). IIa3’es begins to howl for lunch. 8. Class reorganizes. “Is it the will of the class?’’ 18. Tennis tournament opens with twelve entries. 14-. Exciting race on the fourth floor corridor interrupted b_v the untimely ' entrance of Prof. Randall. 18. F. H. S. A. A. reorganizes. “Who stuffed the ballot box?’’ Coach Chapman takes charge of the football squad. 19. C. T. W. gives his usual lecture on “being up’’ in studies to the football squad. 21. Woodbury ' is made an honorary member of the Black Hand. 22. The Black Hand makes its grand entrance into Assembly Hall — and almost makes its exit. 28. Miller, ’06, and E. Wilson. ’07, win the tennis doubles, defeating Fairbanks, ’06, and Litchfield, ’07, three straight sets. 27. The Black Hand leaves its m ' sterioiis mark on the old Discobolus, and Prof. Woodbur ' withdraws his name from the honorary ' list of members. 28. Essay ' s on “The Evils of Cigarette Smoking.’’ O’Dea signs the pledge. 29. The Black Hand get theirs. “Who broke the finger on the Discobolus?’’ OCTOBER. 2. Joy gives the little Juniors a striking object lesson in color harmon3 Shake! Y. M. C. A. opening! Rough house! Patch, P. G., “hogs it.’’ 3. “Banty’’ gives an exhibition of his g3unnastic powers fourth hour. Dole also receives instructions to “dry up.’’ 4. Football. F. H. S. 0, . yer H. S. 5. Nice start! ! Good trade at the cider mill. 7. Football. F. H. S. 0, Waltham H. S. 27. Too bad! Hayes “sets ’em up.’’ Free peanuts at the gate. 9. “Doc’’ spends most of the morning in the office, trying to help Woodbur3 " find out who snored at chapel. 10. “Doc’’ leaves us for brighter climes. 11. Ford shows great talent in juggling. A little practice would put him in a class with Kellar. Felch arrives ! Oomp ! 14. Football. F. H. S. 0, Leicester Academ3 " 0. A little better! 16. Six of the football squad report for practice. A little sore, fellows? 21. Football. F. H. S. 12, Keene H. S. 5. “Trays beans.’’ 28. Ford comes to school with rather smoky looking lamps. 24 25. Football. F. PI. S. 0, Gardner H. S. 17. Wyman, Fisher and Hayes have to dig rather deep for the tickets home. Was it worth it? APcCarthy, our heroic fullback, gets sick on a Trophy and goes out on the platform to admire the scenery. 2S. Football. F. II. S. 6, Lowell H. S. 11. Tough! Will Gordon kill the “coon” or will the “coon” kill Gordon? 30. Reports ! ! ! ! Sufficiency ! ! ! NOVEMBER. 1. Football. Practice game. F. H. S. 10, South Ends 0. 3. Prof. Vosburg attends a corn husking at Lunenburg but decides that such things are very uninteresting. I’robably the stroll to Whalom was much more blissful. This is a “Rich” one, isn’t it, Hill? 4. Football. F. H. S. 10, Leominster H. S. 0. Satisfaction, at least. “Tam- many” makes a hit! Hayes goes cradle robbing! Wyman gets a “shiner !” 11. Football. F. H. vS. 0, Keene H. S. 11. 13. The “All Stars” hold practice. O’Dea is fired for not appearing at practice. 14. Wilson, ’07, imports a cargo of cider into school with disastrous results. 17. Football. Sophs 5, Freshies 0. Wow! ’07 get theirs between the halves. 18. Football. F. H. S. 0, Lowell H. S. 17. But it can’t be helped. “Kershaw’s Ghost” walks and get s off a punt of five yards. Ducharme does a little fancy juggling. 20. Felch publishes the first edition of his celebrated football guide. “How to Catch Punts.” 25. Football. F. H. S. 0, Gardner H. S. 16. 29. First Senior class party. O. K. 30. Football. F. H. S. 0, Waltham H. S. 28. Amen! DECEMBER. 11. Zeta Phi Fraternity party. 13. “The Faerie Queen” takes the 9th degree in the Black Hand. 15. Reception to the Senior class by the faculty. Can “Bill” Vosburg wash dishes ? Well I guess ! 16. Rina Maude attends a “week end party ” 18. The Red and Gray comes out. The Juniors only have two articles which were accepted. As usual ’06 furnished all of the good material. It’s a shame that ’07 is so pitifully lacking in literary talent. Oh, ’08, take this as a warning and get busy with your brains next year. It will be you that the school will have to rely upon, since poor ’07 is mentall 3 " unqualified to run a school paper. 22. Christmas vacation begins. Lambda Sigma Fraternity " party. 23. Basket ball season opens. F. H. S. 25, Boston English H. S. 9. 20. “vStick” I ' islier, ’07, went skating at Baker’s Pond and broke through into about twelve feet of water, l)nt by standing; erect on the bottom, “Stick” nian a a-d to keep Ids nose above water, and after bccoinin half parboiled was rescued. It pays to be lon j sometimes. 21). Basket ball. I ' . II. S. 00, (Gardner II. S. 10. 00. Basket ball. I ' . II. S. IS, F. II. S. Alnmni 21. JANUARY. 1. The Black Hand swear off studyin . 2. Bro. Dole is ])rescnted with some nice, juicy, ripe ai)plcs, with the comjdi- ments of the fourth hour Biology division. (). Basket ball. F. H. S. 24, Arms Academy 14. 11. The Holy Jumpers scalp Kershaw. 10. Basket ball. F ' . H. S. 17, Arms Acadenu ' 28. O’Dea and Litchfield illustrate how to coast without a sled. 15. Ice hockey. F. H. S. 0, Leominster H. S. 2. IG. Under the able command of General E. A. H. Sleeper a squad of the facult3 ' go through a little skating exhibition at Whalom A circus isn’t in it! 19. Basket ball. F. H. S. 00, Leominster H. S. 10. 21. Cock fight near Westminster raided by the police, and on 22. Ues Rivieres fails to show up at school. It certainl looks suspicious. 25. Woodbury " is rather crust ' this morning; must have had a loaf of stale bread for breakfast. 27. Basket ball. F. H. S. 30, Gardner H. S. 10. FEBRUARY. 2. Ford “sees ’em” in biology. 3. Basket ball. F. H. S. 6, Cushing Academy second 12. G. The movement which was on foot to dress the Discobolus takes an airship. 8. Maney appears with a sample of Wild West headgear, and the hatband — ! ! 9. McCarthy follows suit. What a combination ! 10. Basket ball. F. H. S. 43, Murdock Academy 17. 15. Wilej ' Bros., violinists, have their hair cut. We wonder if they get a discount b} ' going together. 17. Basket ball. F. H. S. GO, Murdock Academy 12. 22. Junior class party. 23. Basket ball. F ' . H. S. 22, Cushing Academv ' second 21. MARCH. 3. Basket ball. F. H. S. 29, Leominster H. vS. 10. 5. Civics divisions visit Westminster and take in the town meeting. Miss Smith shows us “the cit ' ” “Doe” does a little “spooning.” G. “The Faerie Queen” tells how Jeffries knocked out Fitzsimmons in one of the Senior debates. 7. Ford and Patch successfully complete their 79th explosion in chemistry. 9. Basket ball. F. H. S. 24, Holyoke H. S. 33. 17. Miss Ballantine, ’07, parades Main street disguised as St. Patrick. 26 19, Spirited class meeting. “Doc” (jiiotes “parliaincntar_v” and President Hayes rules him “out of order.’’ “Bug’’ gets sore and challenges the whole class to a game of “Kelly.” 20. Kershaw and Hayes, the invincible pool combination, get bumped. APRIL. 2. The Slecper-Greene joking combination tackle poor Hawes and make things hot for him. 5, Miss Beauregard translates some “slushy” Prench. But how naturally she does it. 0. Baseball. Seniors 12, Juniors 3. Nothing to it. 9. Hayes “fans” Kershaw at Circle street, but “Bug” is “willing to put up $5 that he can’t do it again.” 13 Baseball. Freshmen 25, Sophomores 0. 16. Baseball. Seniors 13, Freshmen 2. “Skidoo.” 19. Baseball. Practice game. F. 11. S. 5, I ' . H. S. Alumni S. “23,” The Girls’ “Dramatic” Club present a couple of comedies before a packed (?) house, with howling (?) success. Get the hook. 27. Lambda Sigma dance. 30. Senior class party. “Buns” sits out seven dances. Oh, Bernard! MAY. 2. Baseball. F. H. S. 4, Orange H. S. 16. 5. Baseball. F. H, S. 14, Ayer H, S. 12, Better. Jim Patch goes down as mascot and sport. It pa ’S to be chairman of class party committees; don’t you think so, Jim? 11. Baseball. F. H. S. 10, Cushing Academy second 7. Gardner reception to the Senior class. Briggs caught sitting with a girl on the stairs. Miracles still happen. 12. Track meet at Manchester, N. H. Boston English High first, Roxbury High second, Fitchburg High third. 14. Kershaw eats 25 cents’ worth of lunch. 15. Kershaw still lives. 16. Baseball. F. H. S. 4, Gardner H. S. 8, 18. Baseball. F. H. S. 7, Cushing Academy second 4. McCarthy is christened “The Missing Link” by the Cushing rooters. 23. Baseball. F. H. S. 5, Ayer H. vS. 4. 24. Second edition of the Red and Gray “stepped on” by Principal Woodbury because it contained an innocent joke on a member of the faculty. 25 This day was set apart by the Class Book Committee as a day in which to worship and give thanks that no member of the faculty was on our “Board.” 26. Baseball. F. H. S. 11, Groton Sehool 2d 1, 29. Baseball. F. H. S. 9, Gardner High 3. McCarthy composed a touching little ditty entitled, “O’Dea’s shoes do not fit Ford.” 27 JUNE. Junior class party at VVlialom. Baseball. F. II. S. 2, Concord H. S. 4. k. Fateh takes a sudden interest in baseball aiul accompanies the team on the trij), Oueer, there must have been other attraetions. Baseball. F. H. S. Athol II. S. G. Baseball. F. 11. S. 13, Athol 11. S. 5. (Graduation. IVomenade. 28 ATHLETIC BOARD OFFICERS FOR 1905-1906 George F. O’Brien, President WiNTHROP Lord, Vice-President r ROF. Charles T. Wooddury, Secretary and Treasurer ALUMNI Dr. Francis Ale Murray, Adviser FACULTY Prof. Arthur B. Joy, Adviser 29 . FOOTBALL TEAM, 1905 FOOTBALL T he Fates were partieularly hard on the pliieky little football eleven whieh represented F. H. S. on the gridiron during the last season. Not being satisfied with the ordinary stumbling bloeks, marks and injuries, the Three Sisters put their heads to- gether and deeided that they would allow only a light weight team to eome forth upon the “ Cheekerboard ” during the season of 1905, and as weight is a neeessary quality in order to have a victorious football eleven, it is obvious why F ' . H. S. did not have more vietories to her eredit last fall. With the first week of scrimmage work, the injuries began to pile up, and Madden, a guard, headed the list with a severely sprained ankle. Then a l roken nose put F airbanks, a half-baek, out of the game; and Boland, a sub-taekle, had to leave the field with only half an ear. The first victory to the credit of the team was the fourth game of the season, with Keene High, but as “absence makes the heart grow fonder,’’ this victory certainly was very dear to the student body, who celebrated it with great enthusiasm. But best of all, our old rival, Leominster High, was sent far away into the deep woods by our band of husky warriors, who swamped them on their own grounds. Wow! It makes us yell to think of it. But speaking of individual work, while every man who was a member of the team deserves the highest praise, there are some whose work stands out particularly strong, and they are the following: Capt. Ford, tackle, and Kershaw, center, deserve praise for their aggressive, gritty playing in the line; O’Brien and DesRivieres, ends, for their fast, sure work on the defensive; Wise, halfback, for his end running and punting. THE FOOTBALL TEAM, 1905 Austin Ford, Bertram Hayes, • Charles Roddy, . William Vosburg, Charles E. Chapman, Assistant Manager. Coaches, Captain. Manager. 31 Kershaw, center. Madden, Casassa, guards. I ' ord, I ' elch, tackles. O’Hrien, DesRivieres, ends. Manninj , (|narterback. McCarthy, Dnchanne, fnllhacks. Wise, Daliill, Curh ' , halfbacks. McDonald, Kellihcr, Gordon, Oldfield, sub- stitutes. THE SCHEDULE October: 4, F. H. vS. b, Ayer II. S. 5, at Ayer. 7, F II. S. b, Leicester Acadeni v b. at Fitchburg. 14-, F. H. S. b, Waltham II. S. 2 " ?, at Fitchburg. 21, F. H. S. Keene H. vS 5, at F ' itchburg. 23, F. II. S. 0. Gardner H. S. 17, at Gardner. 28, F. II. S. 6, Lowell H. S. 11, at Fitchljurg. Nov ' cinber : 4, F. II. S. 10, Leominster H. 8. 0, at Leominster. 11, F. H. S. 0, Keene H. 8. 11, at Keene, N. H. 18, F. H S. b, Lowell 11. 8. 17, at Lowell. 25, F. H. S. b, Gardner H. 8. 16, at Fitchburg. 80, F. H. S. 0, Waltham H. 8. 28, at Waltham. 32 BASKET BALL TEAM, 1905 BASKET BALL season of 19()5-()() witnessed the organization of a bas- ket 1)all team sueli as our sehool has not had sinec Ca])t. Sherwin’s ehani])ionslii]) team in 1903. The team was without doubt tlie lightest higli sehool ({uintet in the state, but des])ite this handiea]) won nearly all of the games. Its members showed good judgment in electing its ea])tain, who afterwards proved to be the best scorer and most aggressive ])layer on the team. The onh ' game lost to high school during the season was to Ilolvokc, the state champions. The team lost to Cushing and Arms academies at Ashburnham and Shelburne Falls, but these teams were snowed under when the ' met F. H. S. on her own floor. Although every regular player and substitute ]}layed excel- lentlv throughout the season, there are a few who deserve special mention. These are Capt. Ford, who was one of the best for- wards that ever wore the red and gray ; Manning, who was a close second to Ford in scoring; and O’Dea, who covered so closely that in only one game did his opponent score more than once. Mr. Waters, the Y. M. C. A. physical director, also de- serves much praise for the way in which he coached and man- aged the team. Following is the list of players and schedule. THE TEAM L. F. R. F. Ford, Captain. C. Litchfield. Manning. L. B. R. B. O’Dca. THE SCHEDULE Roddy. Dec. 23. F. H. vS. 41 Clinton II. S. 8 Dec. 25. F. H. S. 25 Boston English H. S. 9 Dec. 29. F. H. s. 30 Gardner H. S. 10 Jan. 6 . F. H. vS. 24 Anns Academy 14 Jan. 13. F. H. s. 33 Leominster H. S. 10 34 I an. 10. F. H. S. 17 Arms Aeademy jan. 27. F. II. s. 41 Gardner II. S. Feb. 3. F. II. vS. G Cushing Aeademy 2d Feb. 10. F. H. s. 43 Murdoek Aeademy Feb. 17. F. II. s. GO Murdock Acadejiiy Feb. 23. F. H. s. 22 Cushing Academy 2d Mar. 3. F. II. vS. 29 Leominster II. S. Mar. 0. F. H. vS. 24 Holyoke H. S. 395 28 5 12 17 12 21 10 31 187 35 BASEBALL TN many respects tlie baseball season of 1900 has been the most remarkable in the history of the school. When the first call for candidates came, even the most ho])efid doubted that a winning team could be formed, for onl} ' five of last year’s team — O’Dea, McCarthy, W 3 unan, Lord, and McNamara — remained in the school. After getting bumped rather hard in the first game, with Or- ange High, the men buckled down to business, and aided by the skilful coaching of ex-Captain O’Dea, managed to win six out of the next seven games. Up to date, F. H. S. has trimmed Cush- ing Academy second and A ' er High twice, besides beating Gard- ner High and the Groton School second on their own grounds, which is a record for the school to be proud of. The success of the season was largely due to the number of ’06 men on the team. In the infield O’Dea, Fairbanks and Mad- den fielded their positions like veterans, while Murphy and Mc- Namara covered their territory in the outfield to perfection. O’Dea, McCarthy and Wyman were strong at the bat. It might be interesting to know that all the players just mentioned are members of the Class of ’06. We sincerely hope that with such clever men as Lord and Warner in the box, a winning team ma be formed next 3 ' ear which will uphold the fine record made by the team of 1906. Following are the players and the schedule up to date: THE TEAM O’Dea, c. Lord, Ford, p. Warner, c. f. AleCartlw, 1st b. Madden, 2d b. DesRivieres, Capt. Wyman, s. s. Fairbanks, 3d b. McNamara, r. f. Alurphy, 1. f Manager. 36 THE SCHEDULE F. II. S. 4 Orange H. S. 16 F. H. S. 14 Ayer H. S. 12 F. H. S. 10 Cushnig 2d 7 F. H. S. 3 Gardner High 8 F. H. S. 7 Cushing 2d 3 F. H. S. 5 Ayer H. S. 4 F. H. S. 11 Groton 2d 1 F. H. S. 9 Gardner High 3 F. H. S. 2 Concord High 4 F. H. S. 3 Athol High 6 F. H. S. 13 Athol High 5 37 TENNIS DOUBLES Winners H. r. Miller, jr., IDOG, E. Wilson, 11)07. I ‘ R li L I M 1 N A R Y R O U N I ) I)einpse ' , ’()( , and (Gordon, ’07, W’ynian, ’OO, and I ' isher, ' 07, Fairbanks, ’OG, and Litehfield, ’07, Maney, ’06, and Brown, ’07, Miller, ’OG, and E. Wilson, ’07, Allen, ’05, and K. Wilson, ’07, Deinpse} ' and (jordon G-3, G-4, G-S, 3-G, G-2. Fairbanks and Litehfield G-1, G-0, G-2. Miller and E. Wilson 6-1, 6-3, G-2. F ' airbanks and Litchfield, Dempsey and Gordon, Miller and E. Wilson, Fairbanks and Litchfield, SEMI-FI.NALS Fairbanks and Litchfield G-1, 6-2, G-2. FINALS Miller and E. Wilson G-0, 7-5, 6-4. INTER-CLASS BASEBALL T he class of 1906 has the distinction of being the only elass that has ever won the class baseball championship two years in succession. This honor came to us when as Juniors we overwhelmingly defeated the Seniors by a score of 17-6. Then as Seniors we wallopped the Juniors 13-4 in seven innings. The champion team was led by McCarthy in 1905, and by Murphy in 1906. The lineup was as follows: Ford, pitch. O’Dea, catch. McCarthy, 1st base. Wyman, 2d base. Aladdcn, short stop. Fairbanks, 3d base. Murphy, left field. Kershaw, center field. Boland, Alaney, Patch, right field. 38 TRACK A fter trying unsuccessfully to induce Gardner and Leomin- ster high schools to send their teams to Fitchburg to com- pete with F. H. S. in an interscholastic meet, the idea of main- taining a regular track team during the past season was aban- doned, and nearly all of the candidates broke training. As soon as it was elearly seen that no contest on the home grounds could be held, several interscholastic meets which were coming off in other cities were talked over, and it was finally decided to send a few men to Manehester, N. H., to conp ete in the games held there under the aus]:)ices of the North ILid Athletic Associa- tion. It was hardly expected that these men would win any points for F. H. S., as a number of fast schools, such as Boston Englisli High and Roxbury High, had entered their complete teams, and several local schools near Manchester were also well represented. But the unexpected sometimes happens, and when the last event was finished F. H. S. could boast of 5 points to her eredit. Capt. Anderson, Fairbanks and Fish made the points for the school, securing places in the following events: HIGH JUMP. HAUF-MIUE RUN. Height, 5 feet, 6 inches. Time, 2 minutes, 5 seconds. 1st, Sherman, Boston English. 1st, O’Reilley, Boston English. 2d, Burlingame, Boston English. 2d, Norton, Nashua High. 3d, Anderson, Fitchburg High. 3d, Fairbanks, Fitchburg High. MILE RUN. Time, 5 minutes, 12 seconds. 1st, Lambert, Roxbury High. 2d, Fish, Fitchburg High. 3d, Norton, Nashua High. 39 iFrat rniti a 2pta (Elia tpr |[ amb a B iQma iFratinuitij (Elamirr E. Allint l iiUmi (IrinitrU i rrmau ' N. (Curtis IBilliam iCairltauka Austin W. iCislirr ISufus iCitrlifirli ffiuiurg iCuutr lErurst |I. iMillrr Sirliarit li. iUatrb P)il4i M. g tuur taulrij (El|umsuu lalyl) m. Milbrr 3Fraukliu Mifmau IHiilip ffliimau iimtnraru iHrmbrr Sruiuij IP. Siuiuurll iflta (Elia itpr p|t J ratpniitg (gi ' urgr N. Auftrmni Jiistrr latiry 01|nmasr (Enrairan lUlsiars iF. irfiStuirrrs ffia4tl| iriiru ICrnu Jliilinsnit A. ICiirh (Satnp 3F. ffl’Snnt Sjrrlirrl (E. Kublnus (Earl M. g auu|rr i arru (6. S rtbrl (El|arlra Bmxti] lEbiiar Manirr THE BLACK HAND I " ' HE Ancient Order of the Black Hand was brought into an active state in the Fitchl)iirg High Sehool by thirteen mem- bers of our illustrious class, who organized at a secret meeting held in assembly hall. The mysterious rules, laws and rites of the band were read b} the president, and the penalty for the infringement of these laws was deeply impressed upon all the members. It was voted to admit no more members, but several excep- tions were made, as in the case of Prof. Woodbury, who intruded upon one of the meetings. Rather than to allow him to depart and divulge the secrets which he had learned to the world he was made an honorfiry member, although allowed only certain privileges, as he was deemed mentally uncpialified to be initiated into the deeper rites of the society. Exceptions were also made in the cases of Brothers Kershaw and Donahoe, the former ad- vancing as far as the ninth degree and is now living to tell his experiences. We are sorry to state that Brother Donahoe got no farther than the second degree, but he enjoyed the “milk bath” immensely. The wee Freshmen and tiny Sophomores openly expressed their fear and awe of the m3 stic organization, and the conceited Juniors have never openlv dared to say anything to the discredit of the band, as thev fulh recognize its great power. Its influence with and fearlessness of the facult were shown by mysterious signs which appeared in different places about the building, and 133 other indications too numerous to mention. Even the old Discobolus made known his desire to become a member by wearing the society’s badge of honor upon his right hand, but he could not be initiated, as he was physically unable to stand the severe tests which he would have to undergo. The Black Hand will never be forgotten in the old F. H. S., and its history will be handed down from class to class; yea, from generation to generation. THE BLACK HAND “ DO OK HK DONK.” President, . Seeretnrv, . Trensurer, . Grnncl Mnrshal, OFFICERS George William AIcNamara. (tEorge P ' raxcis O’Brien. Bhilip Wyman. James Joseph Maxey. CHARTER MEMBERS Lawrence I " . Boland, Ulysses I " . DesRiyieres, William S. I ' airpanks, Alstin L. Ford, James A. Bertram H. Hayes, Frp:derick D. Manning, James B. Murphy, Patrick J. O’Dea, Patch. LIMITED MEMBERS Thomas Kershaw, Ninth Degree privileges. Ambrose Donahop:, Seeond Degree privileges. 48 SOCIALS SUBSCRIPTION PARTY On the evening of Novein])er 10, at Lineoln liall, Bertram Hayes and Florenee Hersoni ush- ered in the season’s daneing l y eondueting a subseription party vvhieh was attended and en- joyed by a large number of the students. “Pere} ” was at the piano and did his ]3art towards mak- ing the initial danee of the year a sueeess. FIRST SENIOR CLASS PARTY Our first Senior danee, November 29, was under the management of E. P. Miller, who showed good judgment in seleeting a strong eommittee whieh earried the party along with great sueeess. Mr. and Mrs. Mes- senger ehaperoned the danee, and the many who attended enjoyed themselves to the limit throughout the whole evening. ZETA PHI PARTY A very pretty party was given in Wallaee hall, Deeember 11, by Delta Chapter of the Zeta Phi fraternit 3 The hall was t iste. fully deeorated with the eolors of the fraternit} orange and blaek. Several of the patronesses received during the early part of the evening, and a long order of dances followed, broken by a short intermission, when ices and punch were served. As usual the music whieh Mr. Coleman rendered was of the best, and the dance was pronounced a grand success by the large number who attended. SENIOR RECEPTION The annual reception tendered by the faculty to the members of the graduating class and their parents was held at the high school on the evening of December 15. Mr. Woodbury, Miss Blanchard and Mr. and Mrs. Messenger received in the library, which was tastefully and daintily decorated with palms and Jap- anese lanterns. Following the reception a most interesting and 4-9 l)leasiii ])rograiii, consistin of rea(Hn i:s by Mrs. G. II. Kidder, SOULES l)v Mr. Howland Woodward, and seleeticais by the I ' . II. vS. orehestra, was eoinj)leted to the great satisfaetion of all pres- ent. The remainder of the evening was sjjent in daneing and ins])eeting the building. I.AMBDA SIGMA Deeeinber 22, at Wallaee hall, Zeta Cha]jter of the Lambda Sigma fraternity gave their sixth annual danee, whieh was by far the ])rettiest and most thoroughly enjoyed party of the sea- son. The hall was handsomely deeorated with holly and red bells, while the i)iano, at which E. Percival Coleman presided, was almost entirely hidden by an immense Christmas tree, from whieh s])arkled many colored electric lights. The fraternity also held an invitation danee during Easter week, at which the regular routine of dances was broken up by several figures of a very prett} German, whieh was led by two of the active members and two of the alumni. SECOND SENIOR CLASS PARTY The second party given by the Senior class in Wallace hall, April 30, was even more of a success than our first Senior dance. James A. Patch, chairman of the committee, arranged a long order of dances, and his efforts were rewarded by an unusualh " large attendance. Miss Gifford and Mr. and Mrs. Messenger chap- eroned the affair. SENIOR DEBATE The annual debate between two team s picked from the Senior class was unusually close and interesting this year. The ques- tion, “Resolved, that street railways should be controlled by the municipalities,’’ offered a very good field for brilliant argumenta- tion, and the affirmative side, Maney, Miller and Wilder, certainly had the best of it. If the negative side had done away with their flourishes and paid more attention to discussing the points of the question, the ' would have been in much closer at the fin- ish. The judges. Dr. L ' ons, Mrs. Thomson and Mr. Stearns, showed good judgment in giving their decision. 50 GARDNER RECEPTION According to tlie established eustom, the Gardner Seniors in- vited tlie members of our illustrious class to be present at a dance held in our honor in that town. Cha])eroned by Mr. Dooley and Miss Smith, about thirty-five went up, and a rousing good time was enjoyed by all; 11.30 eame altogether too soon, but all good times have to end, so we said “ Au revoir” and dej arted for Fitchburg, each anticipating an ecjually jolly time June 8. CLASS RECEPTION TO GARDNER SENIORS By way of acknowledgment of the courtesy shown to us by the Gardner Seniors, and in order to ]3romote the friendly feeling between the two schools, a reception and dance was given in Lineoln hall, June 8, at which the Gardner Seniors were made the guests of honor. During intermission refreshments were served in the ante-room, and the two words, “great time,” fully ex- plain the whole affair. 51 CLASS SONG Tunc: Isle of Beauty, Fare Thee Well. Now I ' or US a sun is setting— Setting on our youthful days; Lighting up our past endeavors, In a flood of eriinson rays; And our hearts are faint within us Thinking of the days agone, Alina Mater, thy sweet teaehings Cheer us as we journe " on I For thy years of patient toiling Forged for us our weapons bright ; Strong and straight the sword of Honor, Glittering, elean, the shield of Right; With our motto ever o’er us We will fight, whate’er befall. Ever mindful of thy teaching — •‘He who conquers self wins all.” Though we leave thee now forever, Far away we’ll think of thee; Bridging o’er the rolling oceans With the brace of memory ; Give us then a mother’s blessing, Thou who mother-love canst tell. Be a star to light the darkness — Alma Mater, fare thee well. Eva M. Quinlan. HONORS Honor. Bushel of Salt H,S Razor Stein Blaek Eye Nursing Bottle Muzzle Hot Air Demerits Hair Cut “The Hook”..., Mirror Donor. 1906 1906 The Girls PeterlDoro Friends Cleghorn Ford 1906 1907 Faeulty 1906 Blaek Hand Another “Spote” Recipient. 1907 1907 O’Brien ....MeNamara Boland Hartwell Dole . Easy Marks The Innocent Raabe .... Woodbury Miller A DOLEFUL TALE The red sun was slowly sinking below the horizon, and the shadows, which were growing longer and longer, heralded the approach of night. 53 Already tlic Rohhitis liad flown to their nests in tlie Green- wood, and tile only tiling whieh appeared to have life was a Mossninn who stood upon the Fnirhniiks of a small stream whieh emptied into the oeean. A Wilder looking ohjeet eannot be imag- ined, and, like Robinson Crusoe, he had been shijiwreeked many years ago upon this small island, whieh, to make it more tanta- lizing, was only eight miles from the mainland. During that time he had existed mainly u])on Piekels and Beer. lie was now standing in dee]) meditation, wondering if he eould Ford that small |)art of the oeean whieh was kee])ing him from the rest of the world. “Alas,” he eried, “if it was only a little narrower I might be .able to Leiper, for I have often jum])ed aeross a Holbrook. ' ' But he realized the absolute impossibility of attempting sueh a thing, .and with a Lowe, I)oleh sigh, he turned away, ATas ing his teeth as he erossed the Butterfield to his eabin. In the morning a weleome surprise awaited him. The thiek Ihiyes whieh had gathered during the night soon lifted, and disclosed to his view Maney vessels anchored in the harbor. Among them were several large Briggs, with sailors Manning the rigging. Cutting and Patehing the sails. As soon as the sailors saw this strange man on the beach they stop])ed work and began talking and wondering who and what he was. One became so excited that he fainted and had to be taken to the ship’s doctor, who revived him and told him that he had a weak heart. “What do you mean?” asked the ])oor sailor, “Isn’t my Hartwell? " " Kenney be a real man?” questioned another. “I’ll bet he isn’t.” His bet was taken, and as soon as a boat could fetch the wild man from the shore and it was discovered that it was a real man the sailor who lost tried to evade paying the debt, claiming that there were no witnesses, and was walking away, when the cabin boy called him back, and pointing to the real winner of the bet, said so that all could plainly hear, " Ewen, because I was a witness. I Sawyer make the bet.” The wild man told his story, and upon comparing dates and facts, the sailors found out that he was a rich Mdler, who was supposed to have been drowned off Cape Kershaw, in the storm of 18 —. 54 CORN HUSKING RULES FOR THE BENEFIT OF PROF. VOSBURG 1. Never take your very best girl, Bill, beeause someone else is liable to butt in. 2. Be sure and sit elose to whoever you take, so that no one else can get in between you. 3. Keep an eye on the corn that your girl is husking, so that if she should find a red ear you could be there with the goods. 4. Don’t be angry if some other fellow sees the red ear first and cuts you out. It’s all in the game. 5. Don’t make your girl walk three miles to get an electric car; she might not like it. 6. Above all, be sure and tell your host what a delightful evening you have had, and he may invite you again. QUOTATIONS “If it be a sin to covet honor I am the most offending soul alive.’’ Hayes “A little, round, fat, oily man of God.’’ Murphy “ ’Tis not a life, ’Tis but a piece of childhood.” O’Dea “Fresh every hour.” Robbins “Who thinks too little and who talks too much.” Dole “At each stride a mile he measured.” Wyman eiLLS RIVAL , FRo A bONEN OUp.(r. 55 Hartwell ‘‘Thou surely sliould’st a woman be; Thou hast a woman’s soft, fair skin, Hri.s iit eyes, sweet voice, and beardless ehin.” “Renowned for boastful speech and turbulence of sound.” ’atch Woodbury “Remember, thou art mortal.” “. nd yet ])oor Leon was no vulgar boy. Deep thought oft seemed to fix his infant eve.” “Of monsters stranger than can 1)C exi)rcssed.” “He of the hundred tales of love.” “He was the meekest of his set, the mildest of little men.” Wilder “1 bid thee say, what manner of man art thou?” “Thou wear a lion’s hide; doff it for shame. And hang a calf-skin on those recreant limbs.” “From this (ba to the ending of the world But we in it shall be remembered.” “Essence of babe, goat, calf, and kid, Of whom man 3 ' would be gladly rid.” “Clashing, bray’d horrible discords.” “Beware, my friend, of erystal brook Or fountain, lest that hideous hook. Thy nose, thou chance to see.” “So like they were, no mortal Might one from other know.” “The workmanship surpassed the material.” “He could see naught but vanity in beauty And naught but weakness in a fond caress.’ “Ver 3 " like a whale.” “P ' or some of us know a thing or two.” Class Book Committee “A prett " lad, but bursting with conceit.” Morrill, ex-’06 “I wept when I was born, and every day shows why.” Gordon, ’07 “Arise! Shake the hayseed from off thee.” Litchfield, ’07 “And listens like a three- ears child.” Priest, ’07 Greenwood Ford Manning Briggs Fisher, ’07 ’00 ’07 F. H. S. Orchestra Kershaw Jennie) Bertha i Lowe Miller Dempsey Downes, ’07 A RECORD “HOME RUN” On the eighteenth of the month of May, In the year of naughty six, The l)all nine went to Cushing To wield their mighty stieks. We trimmed the boys from up the line, ’Twas a shame to take the “ mun ; ” Rut the feature of the whole game Was MeCarthy’s great home run. He was in sueh a rush to strike Fitehburg again. And tell how he made the great hit. That when he asked to ride on the brake. Calm} " said, “It’s too slow for me, nit!’’ So he paeked his dress suit ease and ran for the station. But alas! ’mid a great eloud of dust He saw down the traek his train disappearing. So he bravely said, “ Cateh it I must.’’ As he ran down the traek he bellowed and hollered. And eussed at the deaf engineer. But hurrah! at last they have seen him. The train stops! he now is quite near. Our dear “Buns’’ has now nearly reaehed the rear ear. When snap! It’s the strap on his suit ease; And out on the traeks his “personals’’ fly. Alas, Bernard, why sueh a wry faee ? Well, he pieked them up and got a seat. Then fished around for his fare; He turned all his poekets inside out, “By gosh, it wasn’t there!’’ As soon as the train slowed down a ain They dro])j)ed ])oor Bernard off, And slowly he hoofed it down to South, Swearing low and soft. Xi ht fell, and when “Buns” reaehed his home His ])ride had dro])])ed way down; Ilis was a lon “home run,” all right, “ hvight miles to Fitehburg Town.” WOULDN’T IT BE FUNNY IF- Woodbury was on the Class Book Committee. Miss Brown forgot to ask for an exeuse. Miss Smith forgot to quote her friend Prof. Hart. Miss Sleeper fell in love with C. T. W. Miss Fairbanks stood up beside Bunker Hill Monument. Miss O’Toole looked serious. Dole was dumb. “Dinky” Hartwell belonged to the Blaek Hand. o8 AN AUTO TRAGEDY IN THREE TOOTS TOOT I. The Juniors had an auto All trimmed with purple and white. They rode down by Wallace Way Yelling with all their might. TOOT II. The Seniors had some good ripe eggs. Their arms were very strong ; Did they calmly stand on Wallace Way When the auto passed along? TOOT III. It cost those Juniors just twelve plunks For hiring that machine; It took George Lewis most two weeks To get that auto clean. THE EDITORIAL BOARD YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND CHARACTER AND INDIVIDUALITY IN THE PORTRAITS FROM THE PETERSON STUDIO Ifirv t Senior— “Is Miss Hahl) a finished inusieian yet ? “ Seeond Senior— “ No. hut the nei«:hl»ors are making threats. Among the Joys of Life Delicious Soda Water is neither last nor least, and our fountain is always overflowing with an abundance of the Most Luscious Flavors All the new and popular sueeesses of the season may be found here. Banana Split, Nancy Brown, Nut Sundaes, Fresh Fruit College Ices, Egg Drinks and Fancy Soda Specials. THE WHITE DRUG STORE D. CHAS. O’CONNOR, Pharmacist, 243 Main St., 2d door from Putnam, Fitchburg Wisdom Regarding Clothes Be wise and buy Kimball Standards — You’ll find the making superior, The fal)ries the newest and most desirable. The style is alDsoluteh correet in every detail. We elothe all ages, from boy to grandpa. KIMBALL CO., main™ Raabe is a great artist; he once drew a hen so natural that when he threw it in the waste basket it laid there. Boland — “They say the (irejit Srilt L;ike is drying; u]).’’ Donahue — “That’s all ri;j:ht. Dole is still talkin;;.” COMPLIMENTS OF THE James Van Dyk Company 181 MAIN ST., FITCHBURG A good place to buy good Teas and Coffees. We guarantee our Tea and Coffee to suit you or return the money. If you doubt you lose. OUR OWN STORES EVERYWHERE RINTING, to be satisfactory to the purchaser, must be in accord- ance with his ideas of good taste. We try to give each patron that one of the many present day styles which seems to him the most appropriate, and others have given us the credit of being successful. SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY Ford — “This history looks as if it had had appendicitis.” Miss Smith — “Yes, I see the appendix has been removed.” 63 Miss I.fwis (ti;insliilin« fdiMC ildwii lo tlu- siilooii.” I ' niu-li) — “And tlic father sent up stairs for his eliildren to ( I’arlor. i Glenwood Ranges FURNACES; STEAM AND WATER HEATERS; TIN, SHEET IRON AND COPPER WORK A SPECIALTY; KITCHEN FURNISHINGS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS. Lyman Patch Company, 390 Main Street Telephone 402- 4 Pharmacist James T. K. Ross DENTISTS 166 Main Street, Fitchburg Telephone Conneetion The Goodnow Co. SorK AGENTS E ' OK KUPPENHEIMER GUARANTEED O. L. P. G. CLOTHES 210-212 Main St., Fitchburg Nine Stores Compliments of NICHOLS CBi FROST Auto trips seem to be the fad. Why don’t 3 ' ou attempt another one, Juniors? 64 . Miss Kciincy — “What’s a way to keep an objectionable suitor from proposing?” Miss Ilersoin — “Just hint that you would accept him if he did.” Outing Suits We’re throwin ? a few boutjuets at ourselves, for we think we’ve the swellest OUTING STUFF that ever graced a Clothing Store. Don’t swelter, there’s relief at 158 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. LYONS, DAVIS CO. Compliments of HAYES -PIERSON COMPANY Compliments of the Fitchburg Machine Works Compliments of Compliments of F. L. DRURY The Mossman THE GROCER Wood Turning Company Corner Main and Blossom Sts. Tel. 223-4. Let Us Show You SOME OF THESE “VACATION HELPS ’’ IN OUR LEATHER GOODS DEPARTMENT Collar Bags, Bag Tags, Writing Tablets, Cuff Cases, Hand Bags, Fountain Pens, Handkerchief Cases, Folding Coat Hangers, Drinking Cups, Gillette Safety Razors, Cigar Cases, F ' lasks. FITCHBURG HARDWARE COMPANY. The sun went dowm, the moon came up, — Two of them could I see. — McNamara, ’06. Thi- correct iirommciation of ‘‘Jim’s” name is not Murpliy, but Murphee. Goodere Company CUSTOM TAILORING POPULAR PRICES 42 Main Street h. E. GOODERE, Agent Compliments of the We make a speeialty of Ice Cream for Lodge Gatherings, Dance Parties and Church Festivals. BON TON J. A. HILL JAMES AlAVARD, Proprietor American House Block Tel. 4.G3-3 Compliments of J. Joel Son Chamberlain-Huntress Company SMOKE PARK CLUB CIGARS 126 Main Street GO TO ROYLEIGH’S FOR YOUR FOOTWEAR Correct Fitting and High-Grade Goods a Specialty (Jur Blacking-stand is free to our customers Join the Y. M. C. A. Lake Dept. G. W. ROYLEIGH, 170 Main St. CALL AT THE AL M. C. A. FOR PROSPECTUS Crowell, ’OS — “Then the bishop, followed by his suit, left the room 60 What can make Kalysh Wilder? Haidee, Good Clothes NEW YORK ' S SMARTEST CREATIONS ALWAYS ON TAP c. c. c. F. H. LANE CO. Iver Johnson Building, Fitchburg cTWcTAGGART THE TAILOR 162 Main Street, Room 3, Fitchburg CLOTHING CLEANED REPAIRED and PRESSED STONE THE DRUGGIST 166 Main Street, Fitchburg Established 1867 Mme. E. M. FOREST Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Novelties iFtnr Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing iMtUiurru F. S. HALL 197 MAIN STREET 194 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. FITCHBURG, MASS. C. H. DOTEN 226 MAIN STREET, FITCHBURG, MASS. This year of our Lord, 1906, makevS us twenty-five years at the old stand, and up to date is by far the best of the twenty-five. If you are not satisfied where you buy, come and see us. Since Miss Woodward left demerits have been growing in Groves, 67 I’ctf — “ Whnt kind of food do the j irls like best at the lunch counter?’ I’ateli — " Hnns, of course.” Dr. E. A. A. LAMERE Dentist Safety Fund Building, 229 Main Street FITCHBURG, MASS. Compliments of A FRIEND Iver Johnson Sporting Coods Co. WHOKKSAI K A.M) KKTAII. DKAI-liKS IN SPORTING GOODS PERCY H. SAFFORD Matrltrs : (Elorka : Jrluplry : rhnnl Pins : 292 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. Philbrook House- Furnishing Co. J. LEIPER DEALERS IN Furniture, Carpets and House- Furnishings OF EVERY DESCRIPTION 16 Putnam Street, Fitchburg, Mass. Oliver Typewriters, Typewriter Desks, Auto- mobile Supplies, Hammocks, Croquet Sets, Eastman Kodaks, Carts and Velocipedes, Ath- letic Goods, Bicycles, Phonographs. IVER JOHNSON SPORTING GOODS CO. Cor. Main and Putnam Sts., Fitchburg Compliments of C. H. KENNEY JOHN B. BLANCHARD DEALER IN New and Second-Hand Furniture 337 Main Street, Fitchburg Cash paid for all kinds of Household Goods “Lawrence Boland will soon enter the professional ringj ’ — Police Gazette. 68 Ford’s favorite studies: Vaeation, rest and more vaeation. EDWIN M. READ ONFECTIONEK W and CATERER STO MAIN STREET FITCHBURG, MASS. Compliments of Dr, T ssell l o ers Cash Mar ket 14 PUTNAM STREET, FITCHBURG Meats, Groceries, Fish, Butter, Cheese, Kggs, Fruits and Vegetables. W. H. RITTER IPrflHfiprt (SrrpnljouHPB Prospect and Vie Streets FITCHBURG Compliments of BANNER STEAM LAUNDRY City Steam Laundry F. W. EMERY, Proprietor SHIRTS, COLLARS, CUFfSand STARCHED WORK A SPECIALTY Drop Postal or telephone. Our team will eall. 43 North Street, Fitchburg, Mass. COMPLIMENTS OF Messrs. Burns 6 Cornforth Have you ever seen Helen Cross? 09 ' I ' o vh )!ii is Arthur Joy? Compliments of Dan O ' Keefe C. W. Ikiiiiett Co. ( INCOKI’OKAT HD) Says : IJ. A. ( ' .OODKICII. President I). POVLh:, Vice President C. W. HUXNIvTT, Treasurer Cash Market 233 Main Street W. E. DEMPSEY CO. WIIOLHSA LH DEA LEKS COMPLIMENTS OF JAMES J. PHELAN Fine Confectionery I5G Water Street Fitch bu rg 137 LUNENBURG vSTKEET FITCHBURG - L. A. CROOKER Seymour MacDonald DEALKK IX Fresh and Salt Fish, Oysters FIRST STREET LOBSTERS, FRUIT AND CANNED GOODS Coal and Wood 56 Green Street, Fitchburg Best Quality Telephone Connection Lowest Prices Compliments of Mrs. A. McLane Sawyer C. M. Boutwell MILLINERY REAL ESTATE AND MORTGAGES AND HAIR GOODS Auctioneer 199 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. What does James Patch? 70 Over whom is Winnie Lord ? Misses Crandon Mannix miLLINERS 215 MAIN STKEFT FITCHBURG, MASS. A. T. DAVIS iMtUtupr MAIN STREET, FITCHBURG COMPLIMENTS OF A DOUGLAS SHAMPOOING HAIR-DRESSING FRIEND MARCEL WAVING MANICURING 187 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. Half-Tones used in printing the Class- Books of 1905 and 1906 were made by the Woodbury-Carlton-Company of Worces- ter. Massachusetts. Kemember them in 1907. = fin)an8fielb = THE Tel. 506-12. Rooms 25-26 Max F. Greenberg LADIES’ FASHIONABLE TAILOR Can supply you with the Choicest Cut Flowers in the city. Safett’ Fund National Bank Building PUTNAM STREET, FITCHBURG 229 Main St., Fitchburg Who does Carl Du Charme? 71 a •v ’1 k ■ - WJ J Q


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