Framingham State University - Dial Yearbook (Framingham, MA)
- Class of 1909
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THE FRAMINGHAM NORMAL
SCHOOL FRAMINGHAM MASS
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SEN OF! CLASS-1909
ANNIE LEE LOUISE ORTON
BUSINESS MANAGER .
K. EMILY MURRAY
ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER
ATHLETICS ScHooL NOTES
LOUISE RUTH CORA FLEMING
SARAH KEHOE EVELYN COUSENS
To MR. WHITTEMORE, AND TO THE MEMBERS or THE FACULTY:
We, of the Senior Class submit this book. Established by
last year's graduating class it is, today, only in its infancy, and
surely a word of preface must again introduce a work so young
We are indebted to those who preceded us for leaving with
us an instrument by means of which we can try and we hope,
succeed to give expression, to some slight degree, of all the
Framingham Normal School has been to us and all that it has
done for us.
We know, however, that we cannot express to you, our dear
and honored principal, and to you, the members of our well-loved
faculty, the gratitude that is in our hearts. The appreciation of
your untiring devotion to us, your earnest endeavor in our behalf,
is there. We think we can speak of it but when we would, the
realization of the great fundamental life truths learned here, and
of the broadened plane of understanding to which you have led
us, holds us silent 5 and we know that only weak can be our thanks
beside the work which has been yours.
As our appreciation is in proportion to our understanding, so
that appreciation of our indebtedness to you will broaden and
deepen as we, ourselves, become true, earnest teachers, and the
truths sown by you grow in our larger comprehension.
So we hope that our book which offers us this opportunity,
may suggest to you what is in our hearts, and that those who come
after us may make it their own and more ably prepare it to meet
the purpose for which it is intended.
IN one of our morning talks, Mr. Whittemore said to us :
" You have to teach every day in the week."
It set us to thinking, as what Mr. Whittemore says is sure
' It is not tomorrow or next week that the important lesson is
coming and that the things worth while will happen, but today, in
each homely little duty, the teacher is building for that which will
count. It will not appear in a week or a month, and often it is
only the successor who will see the results of our earnest efforts.
Those results, however, have grown through the constant fulfill-
ment of homely tasks and the working out of every day problems.
As we grow in wisdom and experience we must surely see the
glory that so many of us associate with the anticipated things in
life, in the little happenings that come each day, and, with en-
thusiasm, use what lies at hand to teach the lessons of each day
in the week.
TO the teacher who has become so dear to us all, whose council
has cleared away troubles and perplexities that have beset
us and whose bright smile and cheery words have lifted many a
mist of despondency, we want to say: "We have missed you."
The phrase can mean little and it can mean much. We are sure
that you, whom we have grown to know and love, will understand
all that is in our hearts that has here been left unsaid.
Our deepest sympathy has been with you in your illness g to-
day, we are rejoicing in your recovery. The love and good wishes
of the class of ,O9 are extended to you.
EARLY in the year Mr. Whittemore suggested that the Senior
Class institute a new custom--that of having a Class Day.
With the beautiful grounds with which we are favored, it seems
most fitting that Framingham should have a Class Day, and we
are glad to announce that the class decided to adopt Mr. NVhitte-
more's suggestion. Arrangements for the program are in the
hands of a committee and we are looking forward to a most de-
THE class of 1909 extends its greetings and the hand of good
fellowship to the class of IQIO.
As you take our place as Seniors, let us assure you that the
path which looks difficult and hard to climb is made pleasant by a
splendid unity of purpose in hopeful preparation for our life work.
We leave with you our heartiest good wishes.
THE public is calling today for teachers who "can do things."
The question is not-"What does she know," but, "What can
she do ?"
An accumulation of subject-matter is necessary-to some
degree that can be obtained from books, but the ability to do, to
guide and direct and train the child, is the teacher's power, and it
can come only through her own development, mental, moral and
Framingham has led us to a realization of this fact. She has
given us subject-matter, surely, but beyond and above this, she has
sought to train us to become true women to understand the situa-
tion and able teachers to control it.
"Live to the Truth"
"Live to the Truth,"-'tis for that
We've studied and worked and striven,
And may it be for that to us,
That power and help be given.
May we be guided in each deed
By the motto of our youth,
May we learn always in such need
To just-"Live to the truth."'
Now we alone must run our race
And reach desired goals
But may the words "Live to the truth"
Be 'graven on our souls.
Uur Trees and Shrubs
I DOUBT if many of us have ever stopped to consider whence
came the many beautiful trees with which our grounds are so
.profusely studded. Can we for a minute imagine these grounds
without the trees and shrubs which some kind hand has placed
here for our enjoyment? Surely our beautiful evergreens, elms,
and maples were not thirty or twenty years ago what they are to-
day. Iam sure a great many of us would be surprised at the
change that has taken place in the past fifty years on Normal Hill.
When the Normal School was transferred to Framingham in
185 3, the site chosen was a large orchard on Bare Hill, now known
as Normal Hill. We all love orchards as such, but there are very
few people who would admire an orchard as a setting for a State
institution of this kind. So from time to time the orchard trees
gradually disappeared, until now the only remnant of the orchard
is the large Baldwin apple tree in front of Crocker Hall.
In my Search for a little knowledge concerning the present
trees and shrubs on our grounds, I found that Miss Annie E. John-
son, principal of the school from 1866 to 1875, and Miss Ellen
Hyde, principal from 1875 to 1898, were the chief gardeners,
while several classes from 1890 to the present day have con-
tributed many valuable trees to the collection.
The maple trees which are on the grounds were planted when
the first school building was erected, as was also a fine cork bark
elm given by George B. Emerson, author of "Trees and Shrubs of
Massachusetts," a very valuable book. This elm was destroyed
when May Hall was erected, but in front of Wells Hall we have a
new cork bark elm given by the class of 1904. The remaining
elm trees on the grounds were planted by Miss Johnson. It is
probable that the early budding plants were favorites of Miss
johnson, for she also planted the horse chestnut tree in front of
Crocker Hall, the sweet briar and honeysuckle at the south end
of Crocker Hall, and the honeysuckle at the south end of
For the cluster of beautiful evergreens, the one green spot
the whole year round, we are indebted to Miss Hyde. Around
Normal Hall we find a great deal of her beautiful work. The crab
apple tree, the lilacs behind Normal Hall, the hemlocks, the
silvery birches, the barberry bushes, and the sweet scented pine-
apple bush are all of Miss Hyde's selection. just at the south
end of Normal Hall is a pink Deutzia given to Miss Hyde by Miss
johnson's mother. Another beautiful cluster which Miss Hyde
has given us is the group of Rugosa rose trees north of Normal
Halli and in front of May Hall we have the Tartarean honey-
As for the classes and the Practice School, they have done
not a little towards beautifying our grounds. When Miss J.
Angelina Smith taught in the Practice School one of her classes
planted the linden tree on the plot in front of May Hall, and the
same class also planted the Spiraea bush near Miss Roof's office
window. The chestnut and beech trees in front of May Hall were
planted by two classes graduated under Miss Hyde. just in front
of Crocker Hall is a square of four trees with a fifth in the centre.
The largest of the five trees is a Russian mulberry, given to the
school by Mr. William Hurd. In this same group is a flowering
dogwood, given by the class of IQO6, a white hawthorne, planted
by the class of 1905, and a young beech, tree, planted by Mr.
Whittemore. Southwest of Normal Hall is a blue spruce, con-
tributed by the class of 1906, and a beautiful tulip tree, planted
by Mr. Whittemore, who also planted the apple orchard beyond
the street tennis court. The class of 1908 planted a Catalpa tree
in front of May Hall as an addition to our already fine collec-
tion of trees.
Thus far I have not spoken of the vines, but they are in a
class by themselves. Most of the Woodbine at Normal Hall was
planted by Miss Hyde, and it is pleasing to note that some of it
came from the woods of Framingham. Miss Johnson and Mr.
Whittemore also planted some of the vines. At the south end of
Crocker Hall is an Akebia from Maryland, presented to Miss
Hyde by Miss Tatnall of the class of 1890. The creeping ivy on
May Hall, of which we are all so proud, was planted by the class
of 1890. That on the south end of May Hall and on Wells Hall
was planted by Mr. Whittemore, as were also the crimson ramblers
on the tennis court fence.
Perhaps one would think that the planting of trees was tire-
some and uninteresting work, but if I were to tell of some of the
tree day exercises one might think differently. For instance, after
the class of 1895 had planted their Cornell tree they saw the chance
to have a little amusement. It was a beautiful june evening, and
after study hour, the girls, dressed in sheets and pillow cases,
joined hands around their tree, danced, sang songs, and then
planted a border of violets by moonlight. VVhen the class of 1904
planted their tree, the program was very different. The class
marched from the Hall singing a hymn and made a circle around
the tree. A bottle with the names of all the girls in the class was
planted with the tree, and a speech given by the president. Then
the trowel was handed over to the Junior president. " It is not
always May" was read by one of the girls, and then a song, written
by two members of the class, finished the exercises.
john Keats has said:
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever
Its loveliness increases, it will never
Pass into nothingnessi'
So it is with our trees and shrubs. They are always a source
of enjoyment to us, and we are grateful to those whose love of the
beautiful has led them to make our grounds so attractive. And
let us hope that as the years roll on the graduates of our school
will add their share and not forget that
That whisper round a temple become soon
Dear as the temple's self."
K. E. M.
Father Peirce's Bible
WE do not say one of Father Peirce's Bibles, for he undoubted-
ly had more than one, yet we speak as if he had but one.
There is in the possession of the school a Bible, published in
1816. Please note the date. It is a copy of Collins' Stereotype
edition and is illustrated. Turn over one page and you come up-
on a blank white page. At the top is written with a pencil in a
clear, bold hand- " Cyrus Peirce." It is the handwriting of
As one turns over the pages, examining the illustrations with
a great deal of interest, he comes upon pages near the middle of
the book which mark distinctly a family Bible for there is the
"Family Record." On the tirst page are spaces given to "Mar-
riagesf' And on this page we find this record in ink - " Cyrus
Peirce and Harriet Coffin married April ISY, 1816, at Nantucket."
Hence the significance of the date 1816. Turn over this page
and the family record continues. Now, "Births" is the heading.
And here we find the following record written in a beautiful hand,
probably that of Mother Peirce, "Cyrus Peirce born Aug. 15th,
I79O,,, and, under it, "Harriet Coffin born june 26th, I7Q4.H
There is no further record. This Bible was presented to the
School by the Hon. C. F. Stone of Waltham, who is the son of
Elizabeth Brown Stone. She is a niece of Father Peirce. She
graduated from the school, August, 1845. Her home is in
Waltham, Mass. H. XV.
Study Hours in the Early Days of the School
IT may be of interest to those who sometimes question, although
in the slightest degree, the conditions which now govern
"'study hour," to know the conditions as they were in the early days
of the school.
We quote from the earliest statement of "Conditions of En-
trance," "Study Hours," etc. "It is expected, as a matter of
course, that the young ladies will conform to the general order and
usage of the families in which they reside. Where it can be done
conveniently, it is desirable that they should breakfast about one
hour after rising, dine at a quarter past two o'clock, and sup from
six to six and a half o'clock. The hours for rising, studying, etc.,
will vary somewhat with the season of the year. For the winter
and autumn terms, the pupils will rise at six o'clock and study one
hour before or after breakfast, as may suit the custom of the
family. In the summer time, they will rise at five o'clock and
study two hours. In the afternoon, they will study from four till
five and a half o'clock. Evening study hours for the winter and
autumn terms commence at seven o'c1ock and continue two hours
with a short recess, for the summer term, evening study hours
commence at eight o'clock and continue one hour. All study hours
are to be spent in perfect quietness. At all seasons of the year
pupils are to retire at ten o'clock. Every light must be extin-
guished at half past ten at the utmost." H. W.
CHRIST, the persecuted, the harassed, was arrested and brought
before Pilate, who, seeing him, was impressed by his noble
mien and exclaimed, "This is the man !" I believe these words
express more than surprise alone, but the whole power of the
noble, heavenly beauty of character and bearing which Christ
Is it wrong for us to apply these words to Abraham Lincoln,
who, in spite of everything, became the leader we know?
He has been compared to Gladstone, that distinguished
statesman so well known. Gladstone started with inherited ability
.and culture, with every advantage which Mr. Lincoln lacked. He
never knew the meagreness of childhood which would have over-
whelmed anyone with a soul less noble and inspiring than Mr.
Lincoln's. He was educated in one of the great universities of
the world, but he gained not the true value from that education
which the other received, educated in the University of Life.
One of the characteristics of Mr. Lincoln was his wonderful
simplicity. Many of us seek to cover up our true feelings and
motives with afalse manner and evading words. Not so with him.
Perhaps this is due to some extent to his surroundings in early
life. Each morning he awoke to see the sun rise over the rolling
prairies 5 each night it set below them 5 each night the stars
gleamed in the azure above them. When he looked abroad it was
only to see the monotony of the plains stretching away, away to
their meeting with the sky. If this simplicity of landscape did
make his nature so simple and direct, it certainly did not destroy
that noble sentiment drawn from close communion of his soul with
Nature and with God. .
When he was working hard and earning little as a lawyer, he
was offered a case which promised to bring him a big fee, but
which he felt was lacking in a foundation of truth. He refused
the case, saying that he feared he should cry out before the court,
"I am a liar,l' and that the jury could not help but see the lie in
his face. This love of truth, this fine sense of discriminating be-
tween right and wrong characterized his entire life.
When before his great tribunal he stood the test nobly. The
force of his personality, of what he represented in the truest sense,
of his will and character, won the confidence of the majority, and
he proved how worthy he was of that confidence.
We know of his career as President, of his wonderful tact
and insight into the heart of things. He brought forward Mr.
Chase and Mr. Seward, each more polished and better educated
than he, and each believing in his inmost heart that he would
guide and help the new President. When, however, they grew to
know Mr. Lincoln, they submitted all questions to his superior
mind and his knowledge of men and affairs.
The memory of Seward and Chase and other men of the same
type, and of their great work in time of need, will pass away, but
the words of Abraham Lincoln in such speeches as the Gettys-
burg Address and his Second Inaugural Address will remain with
us, because through them shines the glory of his great genius.
Of his sad death you all know the circumstances. When we
review those who, in every age and land, have stood first in the
affairs of men, Abraham Lincoln, whose heart was large enough
to love a whole nation, the noble, martyred President of the
United States, stands first, he, who loved. his neighbor as him-
self, who sacrificed his life that his fellow men might be free.E
A. E. .
Our Visit to Lowell Textile School
THE first week in March we were told that a visit to Lowell
Textile School had been planned for us, and on Friday morn-
ing of that week, the twenty-eight Household Arts Seniors started,
headed by Mr. Howe, and accompanied by Miss Nicholass and
Mr. Whittemore. We left Framingham on the 7.42 train and
reached the school about half past nine.
The Lowell Textile School is situated on the banks of the
Merrimac river, and the buildings, of which there are three, are
of brick, all connected, and are mill construction throughout. The
stairs are all self-supporting, arched slightly, enough to support
them without pillars. All the rooms and corridors in the build-
ings are iitted out with automatic sprinklers in case of fire, and in
the spinning and weave rooms are humiditiers, which spray moist-
ure in the air constantly when the machinery is in operation, thus
keeping down the dust and lint.
When we reached the buildings we were shown into the ofiice,
where we were asked to register in the guest book. After this, we
went into the Principal's office, where we left our coats, and there
we were divided into three groups, Mr. Howe going with one, Miss
Nicholass with one, and Mr. Whittemore with one. An instructor
went with each group to explain everything, and Mr. Eames, the
Principal, as well as Mr. Mackay, instructor in hand loom weav-
ing, went with Mr. Howe's group, of which I was a member.
We first visited the mechanical and machine drawing room,
where the students have mechanical drawing, mill construction and
so on, and machine drawing, and where we learned what a
Then we went to the cotton manufacturing room and visited
first, the section where the knitting machines were, and where we
saw hosiery and underwear in the process of manufacture. The
machines were circular in shape and the threads were put in very
swiftly, from left to right. Open work was made by dropping
stitches at the desired intervals.
After this, we went through the cotton yarn department, be-
ginning with the raw cotton, and visiting each machine in turn till
we reached the finished thread.
The first machines were the gins, which removed the seeds
from the raw cotton. Of these there were two varieties. the saw
and the roller gins. We were told that they did not handle much
raw cotton, but had some and the machines, that the students might
learn the principles.
Next, the cotton went through the opening and picking, in
which the libres were loosened and blown by air currents up into
a box overhead, while the dirt and foreign matter dropped down.
The next machines were the cards, where by means of cylin-
drical rollers set with flexible wire teeth, the cotton fibres were
straightened out and made to lie all in the same direction. The
cotton came from this machine in broad thin ribbons, and in this
condition goes through the processes of drawing and combing, the
object being still to straighten and condense the fibres into long
narrow strips. These strips are called "slivers," and in the process
of drawing, two of the slivers are put together and come out as
one. The slivers go into the roving machines, where they are
condensed still more and made into long soft threads, which are
very easily broken, having as yet no twist nor firmness.
These slivers are wound on spindles and put on the spinning
machine, where two are twisted together many times with very
great rapidity, and the thread which is produced is wound on
spindles. This thread is the final product of the spinning room.
There was one machine which wound the thread in skeins instead
of on spools.
From the spinning room we went into the weave room, which
was filled with looms of all kinds, from the simple two harness
loom to the complicated jacquard. We first examined the loom
which wove plain unbleached cotton cloth. This had two har-
nesses and one shuttle, and the cloth was woven by the simple
"one up and one down" process. From this we went to the looms
weaving cloth with patterns of checks or stripes. These had as
many harnesses as there were colors in the warp, and the different
colors for the filling were on different bobbins held in "boxes" on
the sides. By a system of cogs and wheels these boxes were so
regulated that when it was time for a certain colored filling thread
to go in, the box containing that shuttle would come up and the
shuttle shoot through. The looms were all regulated so that when
a thread broke or ran out, the machinery would stop, thus pre-
venting the making of an imperfection in the cloth. One kind of
looms, made by the Draper Company of Hopedale, was made with
a rack for full bobbins on one side, and when a bobbin became
empty it would be discharged by the machinery and a full one
take its place.
The largest and most complicated looms were the jacquard,
where every thread is governed independently. These were weav-
ing tapestries of intricate design 5 one was weaving a design in
silk which was so fine that there were hundreds of threads to the
After the cotton we went to the wool departments. We first
went to the room where they received the raw material, the pelts,
just as they were taken from the sheep, full of oil and foreign
matter of all sorts. There they first sort and grade, according to
quality, or sort and blend. The wool is then scoured with strong
soap solution and caustic soda to remove the dirt and o1l, and dried-
in a centrifugal machine.
Then the cleansed wool is put into the carbonizing machine,
the purpose of which is to remove all foreign vegetable matter as
cotton, or burrs which have become entangled in the wool. In
this machine sulphuric acid is used, which does not affect the
wool, but which will take other elements from the vegetable matter
and leave the carbon, which is blown out in the form of dust. The
pure wool is washed and the acid neutralized with an alkali, then
the wool is dried.
This cleaned fibre is mixed to make it of even grade, or if a
mixture of wool and cotton is desired, it is mixed at this point.
The fibre is next oiled with olive oil, lard, or something of that
nature, to prevent the electricity in the wool from making it diffi-
cult to handle.
The fibre is now taken to the carding room and prepared for
spinning. First, the fibres are somewhat straightened out by the
card, and the long fibres which are to be used for worsted are sep-
arated from the short wool fibres. The true difference between
woolen and worsted yarns is that for worsted the longer, straighter
fibres are used, and they are all laid parallel by the machinery,
while for woolen yarns the short fibres are used, and they are criss
crossed or not combed into any regular position in the yarn.
The result is that worsted yarn is softer and lighter, while wool is
harsher and harder to the touch. Different machinery is required
to make the two.
We next examined the machinery used in the worsted process.
The worsted fibres go through various processes of carding, comb-
ing, gilling and drawing. all of which have the same object - to
straighten the fibre, make them lie parallel and in long ribbons or
slivers. These slivers are put into the rover, where they are
drawn out still more and condensed and rubbed into small strips
about a quarter of an inch wide. This roving is wound on spindles
and is ready to be spun. A
In the French system of spinning, which was most highly
recommended by the instructors, a self-acting spinning mule is
used. In this, two of the rovings are twisted together to make the
thread. The rack which held the spindles would move away from
the rest of the machine, twisting and drawing out the thread as it
went. Then it would move toward the machine, the spindles re-
volving and winding up the spun thread.
Wool yarn does not go through so many processes as worsted.
It is simply picked and carded and drawn into long slivers similar
to the worsted and cotton, except that the fibres are left in nearly
their originally twisted condition. Then these slivers are con-
densed and spun, the mules being used as in the worsted.
The instructor explained to us that "woolen" blankets which
can be bought for seventy-five cents are not wool, but are cotton
fibres which have been put through the wool processes of carding
The wool and worsted yarn we saw being woven into carpets
and tapestries on Jacquard looms.
After the wool departments we visited the hand loom weaving
department. This room was filled with hand looms which were
like the power looms in miniature, having varying numbers of
"harnesses" and "boxes," some of them being hand jacquards.
The work in this room is part of the first year, when by use
of the hand loom, which can be operated more slowly, the student
can become thoroughly acquainted with the steps in weaving.
We stayed but a short time in this room, going next to the
finishing room, where the cloth is taken to be looked over and
sponged and pressed. There were also machines in this room for
putting nap onto cloth. These were called nappers and were of
two kinds. In one the burrs of the teazle were used and in the
other metal hooks set in canvas. By these means the nap is
picked on formerly smooth cloth. In one corner of this room was
a large rack and table, at which cloth is examined, and any im-
perfection, such as a dropped stitch, remedied by hand.
When we had been through this room, we found that it was
12.30, so we had lunch in the school lunch room and rested a few
minutes afterward in the library before starting out on our after-
noon trip. .
In the afternoon, neither Mr. Eames nor Mr. Mackay were
able to go with us, but Mr. Ferguson, instructor in fabric analysis
and fabric costs, took their place.
Mr. Ferguson took us, first, through the chemical laboratories,
general, qualitative and quantitative, and the balance room, which
reminded us forcibly of many quiet hours last year when we were
middle juniors. The laboratories were large and well equipped,
and the lecture room, which Mr. Ferguson said was commonly
called the "Chamber of Horrors," was particularly good, the chairs
being arranged in tiers, and with a stereopticon lamp in the centre.
From this we went to the dyeing department. The instructor
there showed us some sample books which the students had worked
out, showing the results of experiments with dye stuffs, showing
whether certain colors were fast or not, and the effects of soap,
sunlight, acid, alkali, and so on, on them. There were also ex-
periment books on work the students had done in analyzing cloth,
such as plaids, where a number of colors were used and where
they were required to match these colors with dyes of their own
In the experimental dyeinglaboratory we were shown vats for
the making of dyes and the dyeing of yarn, and closets in which
to hang the dyed material to dry. We were also shown a small
printing machine with apparatus for printing dots and stripes on
finished cloth, and the machine for the mercerizing of thread.
The last department we visited was that of freehand drawing
and design. Here the students make the drawings for the design
for their cloth and transfer it to point paper. This is paper which
is checked off by line lines into sixteenth inch squares, with a
heavy line every eight squares, to facilitate counting. The lines
going one way represent the warp, and those going the other way,
the filling threads, and by this means the students are enabled to
represent on paper their design as it would be woven. When a
warp thread is to be on top, the square is darkened or filled in with
the color of the thread, and so on.
In these rooms were samples of cloths and carpets designed
and woven by the students, some of them very beautiful. There
were also pictures woven of black and white silk, so finely, that
they very closely resembled etchings. Mr. Ferguson told us that
the students were in the habit of making the cloth for the suits
they were to wear for graduation, doing every step themselves, de-
signing, dyeing, spinning and weaving.
When we came from the designing room, we found that it
was after four, so we went back to the oliice and got our coats and
said 'tgood-bye" to Mr. Eames, thanking him and the others for
their courtesy. We walked from the school to the station, about
a mile, arriving there in time for the 5.22 train home, getting back
about half past six, all feeling that we had had a delightful and
instructive trip. H. E. Y.
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THE WAILK THROUGH THE GROVE
Dr. Lambert's Ode to the H. A. Seniors
QAfter Milton's Lycidasl
ELEGY 'ro FRIENDS NOW Los'r IN THE woRLD's GREAT voarzx
Yet once more, oh my Seniors, and once more
My noble class, with thoughts profoundly sad
I cease my busy ticking on the keys
And, taking up my pen,
Am moved to tell to all the world
What rash things I did then.
Bitter lament and sad contrition now
Compel me to relate them.
. For now that class is gone,- gone far away!
That noble group, those workers all so dear l
Who would not mourn their loss ? They knew
Both how to work and how to play.
They must not wander out into the wo rld
Unwept, and toil all unforgotten there.
To sing their worth, my task.
Your aid, oh muse I I do not need.
Quite equal am I to this mournful task,
For now my grief I will not try to mask 3
Away with all' my one-time pretence when,
With lowering brows and grim,
I told them that cocksureness was of all
Their most besetting sin.
For they were full of fun and they were frank,
But were inclined in here to many a prank,
Quite sternly then, with voice most deep and grave,
I would to them relate what consequences dire
To mind, to morals, and to all their marks
Would follow if, their concentration gone,
They joked on thus and tired my patience long.
But, oh! how sad the change, now they are gone,
Now they are gone, and never will return l
The very walls grow mute with deep felt grief
As now no longer they'll catch up and hurl
From room to room, from floor to fioor,
The sound of their speeding feet.
But, ohl for me the change is sadder still.
Please, Muse, come now and guide my quill!
I cannot, if I would, tell how I'll miss them!
s . The Victory
TAMAR was born and brought up in a village. All her life she
had been to the public eye a free, easy, big-hearted girl, and had
won her way into the hearts of the townspeople. Her playmates
loved her and admired her, for she was leader of the "crowd,"
But a "crowd" in a village is not always understood. Perhaps ten
or fifteen boys and girls from ages varying three or four years
would constitute a "crowd." They come from any and all of the
families, play togetherg go to school together, and often have
clubs. What the leader thinks and does, the crowd do. Here is
often the root of trouble. '
Tamar was leader in her village. She had about seven devoted
followers, some boys and some girls. Then there were about six
stragglers who followed at their will. Of course, Tamar realized
her power. If any boy or girl went contrary to the unwritten law
or betrayed a secret or played mean, then Tamar would be missed
and the culprit, too. No one said a word. Everyone knew that
they were together thrashing out the trouble and the straggler
would come back, forgiven. Tamar never lost a follower and she
never lost her lead. The power to win seemed born in her. A
picnic, sleigh-ride, entertainment, camping party or any such
capers were always carried on by Tamar.
There she stands, a big, stalwart girl, strong enough and
violent enough to shake any backslider into working order even if
"moral suasion" failed. They feared her temper and admired her
But these conditions can not last forever. Tamar has grad-
uated from high school, a young lady, and ready for what?
A stranger says: "Why do you all love her so much? I don't
feel particularly attracted to her." "That's because you don't
know her," is the ever ready answer. A newcomer' sees how,
when a sleigh ride is suggested, the crowd comes together around
Tamar. She makes the plans. No one says, "Let's see Tamar."
It is understood. The drawing power is the last tie of the crowd
spirit that is soon to be shut up in the hearts and among the
treasures of their childhood days. The day has come when
Tamar says 'tgood-bye" and goes to Normal School.
Now things have changed. Think of such a girl living in a
dormitory with sixty girls!
One afternoon in the first term, Tamar came rushing into her
room and threw herself on her couch. "Myra, Miss Sims told me
I ought to go to the Tea. She said that it was my duty to go. I
don't think so. I hate teas. Do you think I ought to go?" she
said in one breath.
"They are not so bad after you get there, as you imagine. Go
with me now," said Myra quietly.
"Oh, I can't, I have got one hundred and one things to do,
and then I want to practise basket ball. That's just as much my
y"Oh, all right," said Myra. Thus Tamar excused herself by
trying to think that basket ball was her duty. It was, but it was
the duty she enjoyed, and was the easiest for her.
So she went on through the first year. She did what was
right in the big things, but in little homely duties she did her
She had won a few friends, but she missed the unchanging
loyalty of her "crowd." No one supported her now. Alas! her
power was broken. She felt it and it cut her to the heart. Her
spirit fought and struggled. She would never yield. But why
fight? Yes, why? when there was nothing to fight on but rank
wilful selfishness. She never saw it in that light before. But
Self said, "Keep on. Regain your power. You can. Don't give
it up." Ah, but one year in the Normal School had taught her a
new truth :-"To live for self is fooleryg to serve is the only
But what had she for a foundation? A strong body and a
keen mind, but no clear-cut sense of honor. She and the "crowd"
had determined their own right and wrong. Her morals were
made for the occasion. To be sure she had the sense of square
deal and a mighty sense of class loyalty. But for the little things?
Today's duty, today! Failing to do the ever present duty because
the will was lacking. Ah, that is where she failed. She felt her
weakness, yes, she knew it. She fought to overcome it. Day in
and day out she fought. No one knew what a constant struggle
she made. It was present even in her recreation hours, never
ceasing. As she passed the Reservoir, she noticed the mighty
rushing of the water, falling, falling, and flowing on, on. She saw
the upper layers of water blown and tossed as spray. How like
herself! The outward nature, blown and tossed by the world, but
the inward, the lower water, ah, it kept its power, ever onward.
It gave her a new hope and a new courage. She felt victory
in her innermost soul.
A year later, almost the end of her training at 'tdear old
"The party leaves to-morrow, about tcn o'clock. Be sure and
be on hand, Tamar. You know, a picnic at the Reservoir, No. 3,
means loads of fun," called Lora as she ran across the lawn.
"Guess I do," answered Tamar. "Won't. it be fun though?
Wheel" she said, and chuckled to herself in contemplation of
That morning, about nine o'clock, Tamar ran to Lora's room
and said quietly, "Can I help you get ready? Got all your supplies
from the village ?"
"Yes, thank you, Tamar. just pack that box and make a
bundle of these pillows and couch covers."
"Good," as if in approval. "Of course, you are all ready."
"I'm sorry, but I can't go today, never mind, but I simply must
"Can't go, why? I'd like to know. You are a great one to
back, out at this late hour."
"I am not backing out because I want to, Lora. I know you
will have slews of fun, but I must stay here today. I have asked
Corinne to go in my place. Don't say anything more, please."
Myra knew when Tamar spoke that way, it was useless to tease.
just then the party gathered and the'girls set off. Tamar
slipped away in the excitement. She wasn't missed until the party
were off the hill. "Where's Tamar P" said Meg, looking around.
"Why! She was with us in your room, Lora." "Where is she?"
said another, and several voices called, "Yes, where ?"
Lora said, "She isn't coming. I don't know why. She simply
said that she couldn't." "Well, I'll bet she is staying at home
with Esther. You know she planned to go and was sick this
morning. That's just like her. Isn't Tamar a 'prune ?' "
"You may be sure if she decided not to come, there was some-
thing worth staying at home for," said Meg. "She is a girl worth
knowing, I think."
The girls surmised correctly. Tamar did stay to keep Esther
company, and yet Esther didn't know that was the reason.
Tamar had won in her fight and had learned the lesson. Now
she is not a leader but a server, and a nobler server because she
knows how to lead. I
Rhyme of the C. Seniors .
A is for Anna, which one never mind-
To live as old maids they all are resigned.
B is for Bertha, so jolly and prim,
As study hour closes she'11 douse the glim.
C is for Connolly, Mary and Martha,
Whenever you see them they're full of laughter.
D is for Daniels and also for Dwyer,
With studying hard they never tire.
E is for Edith, Emily, Ethel and Eva,
When math'matics is coming, they never shiver.
F is for Fallon, from Concord is she,
The three from that town long remembered will be.
G stands for our two chummy Graces.
On our hearts and our minds they'll leave their good traces.
H is for L. Hanson and M. Hopkins, too.
They're sewing, you see, that's not all theyido.
I is for industry, it's present in all,
We all of us answer to duties' clear call.
J is for Juniors, which once did mean us,
But to Seniors we've risen with a great deal of fuss.
K is for Kittie, our real pet is she ,
L is for Laura, bewitching in glee.
M is for Margaret, with musical ear.
She'll be prima donna in just one moreryear.
N is for neatness in all of our work,
I'm sure you'd not say we ever do shirk.
O is for organs, their names we have learned,
And now we hope that the text-books are burned.
P is for Plummer, her virtues spread
Like butter on hot ginger bread.
Q is for query, which one in our class
Seems to consider herself a poetical lass.
R is for Reardon and also for Ruth,
Twin actresses they are in very truth.
S is for Sanborn's and Sinc1air's tricky hand.
The ball in the basket they're sure to land.
T is for Truth, our motto you see,
And true to it, we ever will be.
U is for union, that's why we feel strong
In the battle waged between right and wrong.
V is for vigor and also for vim,
That's what makes us look so terribly slim.
W is for Wallis, Winter and XVhite,
Three little misses who weigh very slight.
X is for Xtacy,-Zoology's coming!
Don't sit there in the window, sunning.
Y is for youth, which all of us boast,
Z is for zeal of the C. Senior host.
M. T. Q
NOT very long ago, in one of our class-rooms, the following state-
ment was made, " Beethoven dedicated his third symphony to
Napoleon, but later in life said that he was sorry that he had
dedicated his work to such a man."
Almost instantly my thoughts wandered back to certain
pictures and busts that I have great affection for, and I said to
myself, "Should Beethoven have been sorry that he dedicated his
work to such a man ?" No l' for as Gladstone said, "He was the
greatest administrator that ever lived." '
just permit me to state some of the accusations made against
Napoleon, and let me present to you some statements in his favor.
The principal accusation against Napoleon is, that he was the
cause of many wars in Europe, in fact that he was the incarnation
of war. The day after his inauguration as First Consul, Dec. 25,
1799, Napoleon addressed a letter to the King of England, written
in his own hand, saying, "The war which for eight years has
ravaged the forequarters of the world, must it be eternal? Are
there no means of coming to an understanding P" Farther on in
this same letter he says, "How is it that they fthe English and
F renchl do not feel that peace is of the first necessity as well as
of the first glory ?" The man who wrote that letter certainly
wished for peace. What was the reply? None from the King to
whom he wrote, but in Professor Goodrich's "Select British
Eloquence," we have a speech entitled, "Mr. Pitt on his refusal to
negotiate with Bonaparte," and it is 'in this speech that we have
the reply of the British government.
"It was the most elaborate oration delivered by Mr. Pitt," says
Professor Goodrich, and he also goes on to say, "It presents a vivid
and horrible picture of the miseries inflicted upon Europe by
revolutionary France, while the provocations of her enemies are
thrown entirely into the background. Mr. Pitt showed great
dexterity in treating this government as merely a new phase of the
Revolution, and thus bringing all the atrocities of the past to bear
on the question before the House. His speech was admirably
adapted to a people like the English, jealous of France as their
hereditary rival, conscious of their resources, and prepared to
consider a continuation of the contest, as the safest means of
defending their liberties, their laws, and their most holy religion."
In another part of his speech, he speaks of restoring the French
king, "In a manner equally suitable to the rights of sovereigns,"
which plainly shows that the people were not to be considered, for
the Tory government of England allied with the privileged classes
of Europe wished no man of N apoleon's stamp, for he was a man
ofthe people. Their hatred of him could not be more plainly
shown than by the words of Pitt, "He is the child and champion
of democracy." The allies took good care to misrepresent the
character of Bonaparte. The history of this man has often been
written by his enemies, and therefore produced in the minds of the
people a wrong view of the sterling qualities "of the greatest
general that the world has ever known." If you read a true
history of Napoleon, you will find that he was an advocator of peace.
It is said that Napoleon was ambitious. To be sure he was
ambitious, but who can object to this? Every man is, or ought to
be ambitious to a certain degree5 why was it not justifiable in
Napoleon? He was confident 'in himself, for he knew what his
powers were. Everything that he did was done for the benent of
France, the country that he loved so dearly.
That he usurped the sovereignity of France is another accusa-
tion. "France was at that time torn by parties, oppressed by the
unprincipled rapacity of some, excited by priests, surrounded by
irreconcilable enemies to the new state of things, and impoverished
by the long interruption of commerce and industry. The Consul
found almost all social ties dissolved 5 the administration corrupt 5
religion abolished 5 justice insecure5 the laws disregarded 5 violence
and weakness everywhere coupled together5 factions intriguing
against each other5 Jacobins, Royalists, Constitutionalists, adher-
ents to the Directory fthe Directory itself having been dividedj,
opposed to each other-in one word, a state of anarchy which
disgusted the people at large, and which led to the most daring
attempts upon the person of the chief magistrate. Such was the
state of France when Bonaparte took the reins into his hand. He
directed his attention to every branch of government. The law,
the finances, prisons, education, arts, industry, even the fashions
of the ladies, which had become highly indecorous, every subject
of general interest attracted his attention." Thus we read from
the Encyclopaedia Americana. It can be seen from the foregoing
statement that Napoleon was forced to do many acts for which he
was much blamed.
He was called tyrant by some, but the love that the French
people bore him is sufficient proof of the unreasonableness of such
an accusation. just think of Napoleon leaving the island of Elba,
marching through France, and being received all along the route
with acclamation of praise and delight. Could a tyrant ever be
received in such a manner or was a tyrant ever received in such a
manner? The march of Napoleon from the island of Elba to the
heart of France has never been equalled. This same France, which
some historians claim considered Bonaparte a tyrant, demanded of
his executioners-for they were his executioners-his beloved
remains, received them with national enthusiasm, consigned them
to a tomb in the very bosom of its capital, and has placed over
them such a mausoleum as honors the grave of no other mortal.
This honor to a tyrant ? Never !
And France has reason to be proud of Napoleon, for Lamar-
tine declares him to be "The greatest of the creations of God."
Even his bitterest enemies are compelled to do homage to the
universality and the grandeur of his genius. Sir Archibald Alison
says, "Never were talents of the highest genius of the most exalted
kind, more profusely bestowed upon a human being. It would
require the observation of a Thucydides, directing the pencil of a
Tacitus, to portray, by' afew touches, such a character, and modern
idiom, even in their hands, would probably have proved inadequate
to the task. Equal to Alexander in military achievement, superior
to Justinian in legal information, sometimes second only to Bacon
in political sagacity, he possessed, at the same time, the inex-
haustible resources of Hannibal, and the administrative powers of
Should Beethoven have been sorry ?
To the Flag
Oh glorious Hag which we honor today,
And our fathers fought to save,
Float far and wide o'er our beautiful land
Where their lives so freely they gave.
You were not bought with glittering coin,
But the life-blood of a nation. ,
You hold first place in the people's hearts
They fought for your salvation.
You float o'er the grand procession.
You deck the soldier's grave.
You've seen the victor laurel crowned,
And the fall of the hero brave.
The soldiers where our servants true,
They loved and honor thee.
We render homage due to them,
Who made this country free.
When in the schools of this free land,
We each a place may find,
We purpose to teach youth to honor you,
And their duty to mankind.
M. T. Q.
With Apologies to H. W. Longfellow
Should you ask me, whence these stories P
Whence these legends and traditions,
Of these sacred halls of study,
Of these noble corridors of thought,
With their frequent repetitions,
Of their wild reverberations
Caused by groups of merry maidens
Who, departing, left behind them
Notes of warning, admonition,
Gentle hints and words of humor?
I repeat them as I heard them
From the lips of one iwho knew.
Should you ask me where the wise
Found these words so fraught with wisdom
Found these legends and traditions?
I should answer, I should tell you,
"From the shades of other maidens
Singing 'round the mists of Crocker,
In the haunted rooms of Normal,
Where they cultivated minds." E
If still further you should ask me
Of these legends and traditions,
I should answer your inquiries
Straightway, in such words as follows:
In the noble halls of Crocker,
In those rooms of meditation,
In the cultured halls of Normal,
Dwelt some maidens fond of fun.
Now, the rules were hard and stony,
And the matron's heart was hard.
First of all, you must be quiet,
Very, very, very quiet,
Never even gig a giggle,
VVhen the lights have once gone
You must study, study, study,
To cultivate the mind, you know,
Figure out the Walter method
That the youth of men might prosper,
That we might advance in knowledge.
When between meals you grow hungry
Very, very, very hungry,
Down to Maker's you must journey,
There a "Weiner" to devour,
Nice and hot and very steamy.
Swashed in mustard, you will find them,
And they'll cost you just five cents.
Early, early in the morning,
Long before the light is dawning,
You will hear a far-off bell,
But you'll think you're dreaming, dreaming,
That it's just a funeral knell.
Very soon you'll hear another
And you'l1 know your dream is past,
And you'll have to hurry, hurry,
If you wish to break your fast.
Should you study dietetics
And grow learned in that lore,
You will understand the value
Of the pickles with the ice cream,
Sausages and corn bread, also,
That are always served to you.
Should you then with Dr. Lambert
Grow more wise in Nature's Lore,
You will always know a clam-shell
When you find it on the shore.
Then, the heavens you will study,
Learn to know each separate star,
Wonder if the Great Bear travelled
Up there in a motor car.
Then, alas! you come to sewing,
When you learn to baste and snip,
And ere long you also realize
That as ye sew so shall ye rip!
Many, many other stories, A
Other tales, the Wise One told me,
But 'twould never do to write them,
Or to our friends the stories tellg
But ye who love a school's traditions
Of the Quill buy first editions,
Pause by some neglected class room,
For a while to muse and ponder,
Then around the building wander
And more memories will come to you L
THIRTY thousand dollars is set aside each year for the ex-
penses of a certain estate in Massachusetts, and a large por-
tion of the money is spent for the care of the greenhouses and
There are four greenhouses, three sets of frames, an Italian
garden, and a Japanese lily tank. A superintendent has charge of
all the work, three men are always in the houses, and six men
Two houses have the hardy varieties of plants, and one is given
up almost entirely to tropical plants. A wing built on to the
middle house is devoted to orchids.
In one of the small houses, called the lower house, are hardy
flowering plants. These plants do not flower until spring, and
at this time of the year the tiny buds are just beginning to appear.
In this house there are also some Chinese primroses fprimulu
sinensisj. This is one of the most beautiful species of primroses.
The first portion of the seed is sown in March and other sowings
are made in April, May and June. The seeds are sown in shallow
boxes in light soil composed chiefly of leaf mould with a little loam
and sand, and the boxes are kept in a warm, shaded frame. The
young plants are left in the seed boxes until ready to pot off singly.
A cold frame is then the best place, because the plants have to be
kept near the light and have plenty of air while growing to insure
a compact, sturdy growth. When the soil in the small pots be-
comes filled with roots, the plants are put into five inch pots. For
this final potting an open and rather rich soil is used, consisting
of two parts loam to one each of well-decayed manure and leaf
mould. They require a good deal of water in the summer, but in
the autumn and winter great care has to be given to the watering.
When the plants are in flower in the autumn, they have to be kept
near the glass, and so they are put up on shelves. A temperature
of from fifty to fifty-five degrees is best at the flowering period and
this house is always kept about fifty-five degrees.
The next small house is called the forcing house. It is never
less than seventy degrees and the heat of the sun often makes it
eighty-five or ninety degrees. There are a great many interesting
plants in this house.
Here,I saw a pine apple plant for the first time and three stages
of the plant. A full grown plant which last year bore fruit, two
crowns of last year's fruits which are just beginning to send out
leaves, and a plant which was coming from a seed. These plants
are Black Jamaica. The leaves are long and very finely serrated.
They are dark green on the edges, getting lighter towards the
middle and tinged with red. It is tall and erect and makes abeau-
The Anthurium, a large tropical plant, with peculiar flowers-
bright red cylindrical forms densely covered with little blossoms
-and the very large leaves stand out prominently.
Among the large plants here are the Panandus, a native of the
Malayan Archipelago, which is very often sent to the Horticul-
tural Exhibits in Boston, the Aralia Veitchi and the Helconia, a
native of the tropics of America, which is a very rarely grown
plant. None of these plants are in blossom now.
All the asparagus plants and some young rubber plants are
also in this house.
In addition to these all the plants that, for any reason, have
to be forced, are put in here.
The aquatic house, the third small house, was once used to
grow water lilies and has a large tank in the middle for that pur-
pose. Now vines have grown up on the inside of the glass and so
shaded the place that lilies can no longer be grown here.
The only thing in flower now in this house is the jasmine.
The flowers are pale yellow and are very fragrant. The jasmine is
propagated from cuttings of firm wood. Cuttings are portions of
a plant, usually the shoots, that are used for propagation. The
firm wood cuttings of jasmine require a steady temperature to
The azaleas, of which there is a very large collection, are kept
here, and also some young Chinese white pines and some cedars.
The big middle house is the largest house and it is divided
into two apartments. In the first room there are shelves along
the sides, as in the other houses, and in the middle there is tier
upon tier of shelves for potted plants. This house has a dome
shaped roof and so has more room for the high shelves.
Some of the plants here are the jerusalem cherries, begonia,
ferns, several kinds of primroses and cyclamen.
The cyclamen is a charming plant with beautiful foliage and
rich-colored fragrant flowers. The Persian cyclamen fcyclarnen
Persicumj in this house has no odor and isipure white with a bright
claret purple blotch at the base. The flower looks as if the petals
were turned back.
The cyclamen is raised from seed, and the best time for sowing
is when the seeds are freshly gathered in the autumn. The pots
are filled with light, loose, sandy soil 3 the seed placed thinly over
the surface and then pressed in and slightly covered. A tempera-
ture of fifty-five degrees is enough for germination. When the
seedlings appear they are raised near the light, and as soon as
large enough, pricked off-several in a five inch pot-and kept
like this until Spring. They are then placed in three inch pots,
and grown in the frames during the summer, with plenty of air
and also shading from the bright sunshine. In july most of the
pots are filled with roots, and the plants are then put in five or six
inch pots, in which they flower.
In the second room of the middle house are the chrysan-
themums, Easter lilies, hyacinths, mignonette, paper white nar-
cissus, which cannot be grown outside, violets and some primroses.
About one hundred different varieties of Chrysanthemums
were grown this year and most of them were sent to the show.
These were all grown from cuttings which were inserted in Novem-
ber and December. When the cuttings are rooted, they are potted
off and receive no check until they have flowered.
Chrysanthemums require enormous quantities of water, but
the soil must not be water clogged. The surface of the pots are
mulched over to protect the roots from the heat. Good, heavy,
loam is used with rotten cow manure. A little soot is put in and
it tends to give the leaves a dark green color. Crushed bones are
used to give the phosphorus which the plant requires. The house
of chrysanthemums in bloom is a most beautiful sight.
"And here I hymn the praise and sing the fame
Of a. fair victor from the sunrise lands,-
The gracious mother of a peaceful craft,
A conqueror of men's hearts,-the flaunting flower,
Star-like and of innumerable hues,
Whose sunny home amid the ancient East
Is the ancestral isles of far Japan.
And of all flowers that spring from mother earth,
None is more fair than this from far Japan.
It is the queenly victor of all hearts,
And since all nations are its willing slaves,
A conqueror than Semiramis more great,
Fair fortune to this fair flower from the East."
Connecting this large house with the orchid house is a room,
glass covered, where the palms and largest plants are kept. These
palms are used chiefly for groups in the show. One tree in this
room was in flower. It was the red camelia, sometimes called the
In the orchid houses, the plants stand over a water-tank
formed beneath the woodwork staging. There are a great many
species of orchids, but the only two in blossom now, the Cypri-
pedium, represented by the "Lady's Slipper," and one of the
The "Lady's Slipper" is widely distributed over the tropical
regions of both hemispheres. It is one of the most interesting of
the whole orchid family. The flowers of this group are charac-
terized by the remarkable pouch. The pouch has a good deal to
do with the fertilization of the flower.
The opening into the slipper is small and partly closed by the
stigma and the shield-like body which lies between the two anthers.
This makes the opening into the slipper have a horseshoe-like form,
and bees or other insects which enter the slipper have a hard time
to get out, and so, in trying to get out, they come in contact with
the stigma. The easiest way out is at one of the ends of the
horseshoe, and here the insect touches the anther and carries off
the pollen, carrying it to fertilize another flower.
All the houses are heated by hot water. There is a boiler in
the cellar of each one and the pipes run up and along the sides
under the shelves. .
The fires are started about four o'clock and there is a man on
duty every night to watch the fires. In the winter, the man
frequently has to stay up until midnight and a second man come
on duty at three or four o'clock, in order to keep the houses at the
The garden is on the top of the hill. It is enclosed on three
sides by a thick hedge of evergreen and on the fourth side is a
stone wall. In the center is a fountain from which rises a statue
of Neptune. Four paths go out from ,this and the beds are
arranged on the sides of the paths. The walks are covered with
trellises bearing grape vines.
In the garden, nothing is in bloom until about June. In june,
the beds of marguerites, iris, roses, candy-tuft, pansies and fox-
glove with the borders of alyssum, forget-me-nots and marigolds
are all flowering.
The roses extend the whole length of the garden and occupy
all the room between two paths. They are very seldom out before
the last of June. Last year they were all in bloom by June
twenty-four, but the year before there was hardly one opened at
In july, the gladii are in flower and make a very bright patch
in their part of the garden. The asters and dahlias are the flowers
of August and September.
All the annuals like the asters and petunias are sown in the
early spring. Annuals are plants which spring from the seed,
flower and die within the year.
Asters will thrive in any ordinary soil, petunias require about
two parts loam to one part manure. The iris succeed best in a
light, rich sandy soil and have to be fully exposed to the sun. The
roses require a very rich soil and plenty of manure has to be added
when the ground is being prepared, and an annual top-dressing of
manure is necessary.
At the front entrance to the estate is a large bed of rhodo-
dendrons which, when in flower in early june, make a fine appear-
ance. Leaf soil is best for these plants and every year great piles
of leaves are raked into the bed and allowed to decay there.
The peonies are just outside the garden. Peonies prefer a
rich soil which has to be well trenched previous to the planting
and have a good deal of manure. A top dressing of manure has
to be given each year and manure water used during the summer.
In the autumn, the bulbs are put in the ground all over the
top of the hill outside of the garden, and the crocuses, tulips and
narcissus are the first flowers of the spring.
Pots are among the most essential of garden utensils and a
great deal of the success with plants depends on the potting. The
pots are made of clay and the sizes are known by inches, as five
inch, three inch and so on. Five inch pot means that the diameter
of the top is five inches. All pots are made wider at the top than
the bottom. For all the different kinds of plants numerous sizes
are indispensable on the place.
Ordinary pots are always provided with a hole at the bottom,
for the escape of water, in some of the larger sizes, two or three,
in addition, are made at the side near the bottom.
Potting forms a most important part of the routine work of
gardening, because it has to be practised almost every day. The
pots have to be clean and dry when used and so every one has to
be washed. The soil has to be moist when put into the pots. Wet
soil cannot be worked in around the roots, and plants never succeed
so well when placed in it, while a soil too dry cannot be rightly
solidified in potting and it is difficult to moisten through afterwards
A strong-potting-bench is always necessary for good work
upon it. Unless the bench is firm, potting on it is unsatisfactory,
because the soil cannot be pressed unless the pot rest upon a
A great many sizes of watering-pots are necessary. For
shrubs and outside garden crops, the ordinary kind with coarse
rose, is best, but the use of the rose is not always necessary. A
pot holding from twelve to fifteen quarts is as large as a man can
Pots of smaller sizes are necessary for indoor plants and these
have to have the spouts longer to reach the plants which are some
distance from the men. For watering beds and boxes where small
seeds have been sown, a very fine rose is necessary and it has to
fit the spout so that there will be no dripping.
Watering-pots are usually painted red or green or galvanized
inside and out to prevent rusting.
On this place tools of all descriptions are purchased. The
averruncator is a hooked blade, fixed into the end handle. To the
hooked blade another blade with a semi-circular cutting edge is
attachedg this has a lever, with a cord tied to the end, so that,
when the cord is pulled from below, the two blades close and sever
branches. With this tool a man can stand on the ground and
prune branches fifteen or sixteen feet above him.
Bill-hooks are used for sharpening stakes and for cutting down
high hedges and shrubs.
Hoes are used for'many purposes, as breaking up the surface
of the ground, hoeing gardens, cutting up small weeds and drawing
drills for seeds.
Forks are very necessary and are used a good deal for digging,
transplanting trees, turning and spreading leaf mould and manure
and for loading leaves.
Both wooden and iron rakes have to be used in the garden,
for levelling ground and for cleaning refuse.
There are several kinds of shears, those used for grass-edging,
hedge-trimming, and pruning.
Garden trowels are indispensable for lifting and replanting
such things as carry earth with their roots. For bedding-out in
May and June, trowels are in constant demand, and at all seasons
use is generally found for them.
For outdoor work, sweeping lawns, walks and so forth, birch
brooms are used. These brooms are made in wet days when the
man cannot work outside. The birch rods are gathered somewhere
in the country. Two men go out two or three times in the fall
and bring in a load each time, and they are kept in an open shed.
For cleaning the floors of the greenhouses a long-handled broom
such as we have in houses is used. M. L. G.
A. B. C. of iheiH0useh01d Arts Seniors
A is for Alice and Agnes you know,
Who's recitations in chemistry, makes others seem slow.
B stands for Marion Bryant so meek,
A Who scoots for home at the end of the week.
C is Collins who's power is her voice,
Also for Cousins, who is E1eanor's choice.
D is for the many dishes we have made,
Also for the many dues we have paid.
E is enough which we have all had,
And now it's the end it doesn't seem bad.
F is for Fisher or Julia we call her,
And for Marie Fiske, our star sink washer,
G's for the good things that we've done,
They will remain when our course is run.
H stands for Haviland, in art is her skill,
She can draw all the faculty in class at her will.
K stands for Kehoe, the curler so fine.
Then Kenway, Killelea, Kingsbury in alphabetical line.
L is Loring and Lyman you know,
One cares for poetry, the other for dough.
M stands for Marian Bullard we see,
"The Dennison" mentioned, she laughs with glee.
N is for Niven. She'd 'fthink it a shame"
Should I say Effie Gladys were her given name.
O is for Osgood, so tiny and small.
She says she could do moresif she were tall.
P is for Preble, who stands so high
To reach her on Field Day in vain we try.
Q stands for quizzes we have received,
And when they are over we'll be relieved.
R is for Mabel Ritch, so haughty and tall,
Yet very good at the game Basket Ball.
S is for Shaw so wise, and Stoughton so sedate,
And likewise for Swasey, who's usually late.
T stands for trials that are now past,
Thank goodness the pleasant things only will last.
U stands for unity said in our class
To be what we should work for, Alack and Alas!
V is for Miss Vibberts, who'l1 make her way
If "Dan Cupid" does not interfere some day.
W is for Welch, Helen by name,
Also for White of no little fame.
X stands for a mark which sometimes appears
On Mr. Howe's papers that are in arrears.
Y is for Helen, the last on the call
But in style or argument first on the roll.
Z stands for all of our Zeal.
May we be as true to the school as steel. M. E. M
CARNATION growing as an industry is very different from
carnation growing as seen by the casual buyer who says, "What
beautiful work! How you must love being among the flowers!"
I am going to try to give you an idea of what Carnation growing
To begin at the beginning:-The best growers intend to house
their plants between the first and tenth of July. All the old plants
which have furnished blossoms during the winter are pulled out
and thrown away. Then all the loam is taken out of the benches
and they are refilled with fresh loam which has been prepared in
this way: The previous fall a piece of sod-ground was ploughed,
and one-fourth as much dressing put on as the amount of loam
required. This was left during the winter for the frost to act on.
Early the next spring Canada field peas, or something of that
nature, was planted for a nitrogen trap. While these were in
bloom they were ploughed under and left three or four weeks to
decompose. At the end of this time the necessary amount ofloam
was ricked up, the big stones taken out ofiit, Cbut not by screening
because that would take out the essential roots and fibresl, and
this is the loam which is put into the greenhouses. If this is not
moist enough after it is gotten into the benches it must be
sprinkled. Then bone-meal is sowed on until it looks like a light
fall of snow, after which it must be worked down into the earth two
inches or so. For doing this nothing is quite so good as the hands.
Now the benches are ready for the plants. If it is hot, as it
probably will be in july, the houses must be shaded. The best
way to accomplish this seems to be by applying a coat of white-
wash made with air-slaked lime to the glass. The plants are set
near together or far apart according to the variety. The "Maceo"
does not have a very heavy foliage and can be set very close
together-about six by seven inches. The "Boston Market,"
"Enchantress," "Lawson," and "Windsor," have a heavier growth,
and must be set perhaps as far apart as ten by twelve inches.
Care must be taken in planting not to cramp the roots, nor must
they be planted deeper than they were in the field where they were
taken from or they will rot off at the top of the ground. Only a few
plants can be set before Watering. If they are in more than fifteen
minutes or so before sprinkling they will wilt, and if that happens
they are not good for much. The water must be applied in aspray
like a rainstorm, and it must be done without making the beds too
wet for fear of rotting the plants. When they are first set out
they must be syringed at least twice a day. For the first two
weeks the ventilators have to be kept almost closed, that they may
not dry out too rapidly, for the air as well as the beds must not be
It would seem now as if there would be a lull in the work for
a while at least, but as a matter of fact there is no time of year
when the florist has not all he can do. A great many florists root,
and grow in the field, more plants of some varieties than they want
in their own houses. They make this fact known, and all during
the early fall they are filling the orders which come in for them.
This means packing the roots in damp moss and crating the plants
After the carnations have been in for two weeks they may be
given more air, gradually, and the whitewash may be rubbed off the
glass to let the sun shine in onto them.
The plants should not have been in long before fumigating is
begun. Of course under hothouse conditions they are almost
certain to become infected with Aphis Qgreen-flyj, Thrip, etc. To
guard against this and to remedy, it the houses have to be fumigated
once a week. Different florists use different things for this.
Tobacco stems, tobacco dust, tobacco paper and liquid nicotine are
among the more common. Whatever is used is set to burning at
night and left to smoulder until morning. Besides this the plants
have to be syringed every fair morning if red-spider gets onto them
as fumigating has no effect on this pest.
At the end of the first two weeks it is time to go through the
houses and very carefully pick off the dead "grass" as the florists
call the leaves of the carnations. By now too, it is time to rake
over the ground and bury the tiny weeds which will already have
sprung up. Also, the sooner disbudding is commenced the better.
Disbudding consists in taking off every little side bud so as to
leave one main bud on each stem, that that may receive all the
nourishment and be bigger and more perfect than it could other-
wise be. This disbudding, of course, has to be kept up all winter.
About as soon as convenient the plants have to be "strung
up." That is, two wires are put up between each two rows of
plants running lengthwise of the bed about seven inches from the
top of the loam 3 then two strings are woven across the wires
between each two rows of plants running widthwise of the beds,
to keep the plants apart and allow the sun to reach them all.
After this there is more disbudding, more weeding, cutting
and marketing of flowers, and the watering and so forth to be
kept up all the time 5 and then a second "deck" of strings about
six inches above the first, to provide for the taller growth. Then
the same things again and finally a third "deck"
About the first of October, the fires have to be started up a
little nights. Daytimes they are "banked," that is, covered over
with wet ashes or something of the sort, so to barely keep them
along till night.
By now, the propagating-house should be prepared. This
house should be close and cool. The beds may be filled with sand,
charcoal or ashes, but a fine grade of sifted sand is about as clean
and satisfactory as anything. The cuttings are the little slips
which grow on the lower part of the stem of the flower. They are
broken off and the tips of the leaves or "grass" cut off, then they
are set out in the sand quite close together and kept damp, not
wet, for a month. Then the rooted cuttings are taken out and
put into pots or shallow wooden boxes called flats, holding about
one hundred cuttings. These flats are kept in a cool, sunny place
till the tiny plants in them are planted out in the field.
Early in the spring, however, the florist must not forget to
have the peas sown in the field, from which he is going to take his
loam in the summer.
During April, the first little plants can be put out. Slight
frost will do them no harm. They must be attended tog a hand
cultivator run through them after every rain to keep the weeds
down, they must be hoed, and the buds must be broken off, that
they may not blossom during the summer, but let all the nourish-
ment go to the plant itself rather than to flowers.
At some time during the winter, the florist has probably done
a little experimenting on his own account. Florists are always
fertilizing one flower with another, allowing them to go to seed,
and hoping for great results. As a matter of fact. the results are ex-
tremely uncertain. F rom a red pink fertilized by a white one will
come red, white, yellow, pink, variegated, in fact every color pink
there is, but every one is apt to be either single, or burst, or weak
stemmed, or ugly, or in some other way impossible. It is very
seldom that a carnation which is any good develops, and even then
it takes years to perfect it.
I have now given you a sketch of the year's work in carnation
growing. The planting out, cultivating, hoeing, and the disbudding,
weeding, cutting and marketing of flowers keep up till it is time
to pull out the old plants, take out the old loam, put in the new
and begin again where I started.
Flower growing has beautiful results, but it is work, and not
merely a recreation as the onlooker who sees the results only, is
sometimes fain to believe.
T. E. L.
The F leteherites
Amid the maids at "Crocker Hall,"
A sudden frenzy spread,
"We do not chew our food at all,"
Each zealous maiden said.
They chewed, and chewed, with all their might
Till jaws felt strangely sore.
Who would not be a Fletcherite?
'Twas sin to ask for more!
Milk chewed they, and pudding, too,
No time had they to lose.
They slowly ate their Irish stew,
Remembering, "Thirty chews."
Breakfasts now were of the past.
Their friends with horror viewed
Their pallid looks-their silent past,
But still they chewed and chewed.
One day to lunch they were quiteglat
An H. A. pie was there.
Five minutes left, oh awful fatel
They wept and tore their hair!
Said one, "To be a F letcherite,
N o longer shall I try.
I have put up a sturdy fight,
But I want a piece of pie."
Ah! all at once those zealous souls
"Fell to," with greatest haste,
Gone was the pie and gone the rolls.
Oh, nothing ran to waste.
Where are these hungry people now,
Do they still roam around,
With anxious looks upon each brow,
And eyes cast on the ground?
Where are these fervent Fletcherites
That chewed with greatest care,
Whose meal consisted of two bites?
And Echo answers, " Where P"
Music in F. N. S.---1909
IN the school records we find that a glee club was first formed in
the year 1896. At that time there was no musical director
of the school. The idea of the club originated with a few
The club, at the beginning, consisted of twenty members.
Mr. W. F. Heard was invited to direct them and a constitution
and by-laws were drawn up. In the constitution we find: "This
club to be a permanent institution if the hopes of the founders are
We note that the club gave a concert in the year 1896 under
Mr. I-Ieard's direction. In 1897 Miss Carrie Spear was appointed
director of music in the school, and, therefore, of the glee club.
She held office for only a year on account of ill health. Mr. Archi-
bald became director Sept. 7, 1898. Under his direction the club
has given an annual concert, besides helping in other affairs of
Certainly "the hopes of the founders are realized" today. The
present glee club consists of twenty-live members, who meet every
Monday afternoon. These meetings are very enjoyable as well as
helpful. The best music is studied and the best results obtained
under Mr. Archibald's inspiring direction. This year an excep-
tionally fine concert was prepared and given March 1.
NORMAL SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
MRS. H. BURNHAM, Soprano.
MR. NELSON RAYMOND, Baritone.
MISS MARIAN SPAULDING, Violinist.
MISS AMY SPAULDING, Piano Accompanist.
MISS M. ELIZ. JAMES, Piano Accompanist.
I. tal "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter W'ind,"
tbl "Under the Greenwood Tree,"
Old English-Dr. Arne, 1710-1778.
II. "The Sword of Ferrara,"
III. "Sweet and Low."
Miss M. SPAULDING.
V. tal "Thou Art to Me"-Chadwick,
tbl "I Do Not Ask"-Neidlinger,
VI. "Serenade to Juanita,"
VII. tal "Mother O'Mine"-Jours,
tel "Dennis Lightheart"-Sterndale Bennet,
IX. tal "Still wie die Nacht"-Bohm,
X. "There, Little Girl, Don't Cry"-Campion,
GLEE CLUB, with solo by MRS. BURNHAM.
XI. Cantata-"A Legend of Granada"-Music by Henry Hadley,
GLB: CLUB. Solos by MRs. BURNHAM and MR. RAYMOND.
MEMBERS OF CLUB-1909.
FIRST SOPRANO-Misses Underwood, Huntington, Hunt, MacIntosh, Max-
well, Gould, Burke.
SECOND SOPRANO-Misses Childs, Ritchie, Howe, Shaw, Ritch, Richards.
FIRST ALTO-Misses Fanny Hall, Tracy, Powers, Davenport, Walford,
SECOND ALTO -Misses Walker, Green, Staples, Blickhahn, Scott, Parker.
Outside of the glee club we have had very interesting musical
afternoons. Beginning Dec. 14, we have listened, during the
weekly musical period, to the works of the well-known composers.
We began with the earliest composers, Handel, Hayn and Bach,
passed on to Mendelssohn and Beethoven, and concluded with
Schubert and Schumann. It has been our pleasure and privilege
to hear many enjoyable programs. Among them, for instance,
was the following, given at the time we were studying Men-
I. Song Without Words-No. 172,
Miss H. WHITE.
II. "Lord God of Abraham"-Elijah,
III, "Oh, Rest in the Lord"-Elijah,
Miss L. PARKER.
IV. "It Is Enough"-Elijah,
V. "The Lord is Mindful of His Own"-St. Paul,
VI. Piano Selections-McDowell.
fab "To a Wild Rose."
fb, "Sea Pictures."
Qcl "To a Water Lily."
MRS. BARTLETT -
On Feb. 29 we listened to exercises given by the eighth grade
of the practice school. The program consisted of Mendelssohn
music in chorus, duet and trio rendering, and sketches of parts of
the life of the composer. The exercises were very enjoyable and
led us to an appreciation of how well the children in the grades
can work with the songs of the great composers.
I K. A. P.
, Q ' 5.12 A., 'yn
A Parting Word
On the hill of knowledge, daily,
In the great Red-stone building
Sits the H. A. Senior Class:
They, the art of life deciding,
They, the art of correct living,
Sit erect, and talk to no one,
Think of all the steps before them,
And of those that are behind them.
Some have made a false impressiong
Some have ruined cakes and cookies,
Some still linger for the ice cream 3
Others wait for lunch room duties.
But their guide, the generous one,
The creator of all good things,
Looks upon them with compassion,
With parental love and pity,
Looks and sees upon their faces
Expressions, for which there are no guesses.
Knows them one by one.-
Faces which have strived for three years,
And now they know the strife has just begun.
Over them a hand she stretches,
To allay their fixed expressions,
Speaks to them with voice majestic,
As the sounds of nearing waters
Tumbling over rock-strewn places,
Waming, guiding, spake in this wise :-
"Oh my children, my weary children,
Listen to the words of wisdom,
Listen to the words of warning
From the lips of one who knows youg
Speaking as the whole school knows you.
We have given you books to study in,
From chemistry to ones in hygiene,
We cannot give you all we would
But take this as a parting word :-
Always strive for the best, from youth
And follow our motto, 'Live to the Truth! "
M. E. M
WE look back upon our work in the gymnasium with a feeling
of happiness, for many were the pleasing incidents and
refreshing exercises that occurred there.
Oftentimes it seemed impossible for us to perform the exer-
cises which Miss Bennett outlined for us 5 now we remember with
satisfaction how we came to move with precision at the various
orders given to us. And how with confidence we moved over the
We went to the gymasium when the cold weather had put an
end to our outdoor sports. First we were taught floor work and
some of us were far from graceful in our movements, or active in
following commands. We became more interested and put forth
greater exertions, when we took up the exercises on the apparatus.
We were taught to swing on ropes, pass through the vertical and
horizontal ladders, walk on the balance beams, perform the spring
jump and use the boom. In these exercises there was a wide
variance in the accomplishments of the pupils. Slim, lithe girls
generally outdid their stouter classmates, and some of the out-
lined exercises were never realized bv many gymnasts.
We began to feel that we were well along in the course, when
in the last few months of our junior year we were all allowed to
teach a day's order or a game. But we realized our deficiences
when we skipped commands and created disorder in the ranks. We
continued on the same line of exercises when school reopened in
September. During the winter many days were given up to
Last of all we took up emergencies which the girls adopted
with much enthusiasm. We had many volunteer patients for
drowning accidents and as many on-lookers ready to resuscitate
them. In this way the work was made as real as possible.
Emergencies which are liable to occur in the school-room, such as
fainting, fits, bruises, or cuts, are considered. Instructions are
given, showing the best methods for meeting the emergency.
The hours spent in the gymnasium were very pleasant and
No small amount of attention has been given by our class to
this game. A great many members went out two or three after-
noons a week for practise. The hockey field is just south of the
school, on the opposite side of the street.
We wielded the hockey stick with the same zeal that our
brothers at home did, and finally steadied down to play a game
good to look at. Late in the season the players were chosen by
the captain of the team to play in the game on Field Day against
the Household Arts Juniors. The teams were well matched, and
and there was much interest aroused for the outcome. The game
ended with a victory for the Regular Juniors with a score of I-0.
INDOOR ATHLETIC MEET.
The indoor athletic meet held in the gymnasium April, IQO8,
was a true test of the athletic ability of the girls. We had then
been about six months in that department, a sufficiently long time,
for each girl to be fairly well developed in one of the several divi-
sions of the work. The events at the meet included floor-work,
vaulting, the horizontal ladders, the balance beams, stall bars, and
the rib stools. The girl best in any event had two points to her
credit, second place was awarded one point. The girls worked
in groups of six and were judged by gymnastic instructors from
out of town. When the points were counted, Marion Spaulding
had the greatest number and was awarded the letter F. Many of
the girls did well in the contests, but none of us were disap-
pointed, as Miss Spaulding clearly excelled. It is a certainty that
these indoor meets will ever be popular at Framingham. In,March
of our Senior year Miss Spaulding again vanquished all com-
petitors and was a second time awarded the letter.
Baseball bids well to become the most popular game at the
school. It has the advantages to be played out-of-doors and in the
most beautiful season of the year. Baseball is something of a
novelty at Framingham, as we are only the second class to be
represented by ball nines. The baseball diamond is behind Normal
Hall. We use the regulation sized bat and a good sized ball, which
will hit the bat, if the girl at the plate is not careful. But with all
the variations from the national game, we developed strong teams
and had some lively games. We did not try any out-curves of the
ball, but we did knock some "flies," and made home-runs. Early
in the season, the captains were chosen from the B. and C. divi-
sions, the A section being then in Practice School. Several match
games took place before the baseball season was over.
The school possesses two fine tennis-courts and the girls are
always eager to make the most of them. Every day when playing
is permissible both courts are occupied.
We have some girls who are expert at the game, others "play,"
and there are a great many beginners. While the beginner's game
is indeed interesting and in a class of fun by itself, the tournament
games which are being played all the Fall take much of the atten-
tion as they are in the way of deciding who shall play in the final
game on Field Day.
In the semi-finals this year, Mabel Ritch was defeated by Amy
Spaulding, and Louise Ruth by Marian Spaulding. The deciding
match game is still to be played.
v Basket-ball is essentially the winter sport of the school. Soon
after Field Day, the basket-ball practises begin and the season
lasts until it is warm enough to take up some outdoor game.
Nearly every division in the school has its basket-ball team, so
many match games are possible. All of the games are well
attended, but the games where the teams are evenly matched are
the big games of the season, and draw the largest crowds. Beside
division games we have our "college games." The best players of
the school are chosen to play on the college team that they favor,
and so we have our Yale-Harvard, and Harvard-Dartmouth games.
Last year fat F raminghamj, Yale beat Harvard and Dartmouth
beat Harvard. Many games have also been played between the
local High School teams and our own.
During our Junior year we ghad more time to indulge in
basket-ball. In our Senior year, between Practice School and
harder academic work, we have less time to practise basket-ball,
and consequently have played fewer games.
School Notes 1907-1908
On Friday afternoon, October 11, we Juniors witnessed a
transformation scene in May Hall, when all the students were
invited to a reception given by the Faculty. It was a curious
class of Juniors that waited in the corridor near Dr. Lambert's
room, at three o'clock. We were ushered into the hall by Miss
Anna Moore and Mr. Howe, where we were received by Mr. and
Mrs. Whittemore, Mrs. Kate Gannet Wells, Miss Davis, Miss
Dale, Miss Nicholass, and Mr. Ketchum. Many involuntary "oh's"
escaped from our mouths as we gazed around. Could this be the
room where that very morning we had so wearily tried to study
physics? Cozy seats were arranged invitingly around the room
while ferns and palms on the platform made a pretty background
for the Italian trio who furnishedmusic during the afternoon. Ice
cream was served by Miss Ordway, Miss Stevens and Miss Win-
slow. Miss Mary Moore and Miss Emerson poured coffee. A
delightful afternoon was spent by all, but especially by us Juniors
to whom it formed a pleasing introduction to the school.
On November 8, IQO7, we were entertained by the Seniors.
Several of the Seniors Qfor in those early days we knew very few
names, so all were classed under the awesome name, "Seniors"j
acted as ushers. In the receiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Whitte-
more, Dr. and Mrs. Lambert, Miss French, Miss Ordway, Miss
Lamson, the Senior President and Miss Phillips, the Senior
Secretary. Dancing followed the reception for two hours, during
which we became acquainted with the charming girls with whom
we had such pleasant associations and whose departure in June we
looked upon with much regret.
After the Senior reception, it was our turn to plot and plan
for the time was not far off, when it was to be our privilege to
entertain the Seniors. What should we do? What would the
Seniors enjoy most? Finally a Japanese tea and dance was de-
cided upon. How we anticipated and how anxious we were for
everything to be carried out successfully. We had hoped that the
weatherman would prove our friend, but alas ! on january 28, 1908,
he sent a blizzard. We were optimistic Juniors, however, and did
our best to make May Hall a cheerful contrast to the storm out-
side. The decorations were cherry blossoms, Japanese lanterns
and fans. The dance orders were japanese in design and several
of the Juniors were in Japanese costume. Mr. and Mrs. Whitte-
more, Miss Bennett, Mr. Howe and our class officers, Miss
Blickhahn and Miss Lee received. On the platform which had
been arranged as a Japanese interior, the japanese ceremony of
receiving the bride into the bridegroom's family was enacted by
several juniors in Japanese costume. Tea and rice cakes were
served for refreshments.
january 1 3, we were invited to our first pianola party given to
the school by Mr. Whittemore. Evidently, none of us were
superstitious for although it was "the thirteenth," we all had an
enjoyable time and danced until five o'clock.
February 7, Mr. Whittemore invited the school to a Pianola
Peanut Party, the most enjoyable of our informal parties. We
knew what a pianola party was but what a pianola peanut party
was we could only guess. When we entered the Assembly Hall,
we saw bowls of salted peanuts along the platform with the printed
cards "TAKE SOME" stuck in them. The invitation looked
like such a cordial one that we accepted itxwithout the least hesita-
tion. Mr. Whittemore played the pianola and we danced and ate
salted peanuts until the intermission. Mr. Whittemore then
announced "in behalf of the management," that the guests would
find bags of sweets, of which they were invited to partake, in room
1 5, the teachers' room and various other rooms. Immediately
there was a grand rush downstairs and we returned with striped
bags of peanut taffy. Most of us got two bags, but some of us
were fortunate enough to discover four or five. Dancing was then
continued until tive o'c1ock.
October 2, 1907, Mr. F. L. Burnham, the state agent for
drawing addressed the school.
October 21, 1907, Mr. George H. Martin, Secretary of the
State Board of Education, spoke to the school on methods.
January 14, Mr. Kempton gave a stereopticon lecture on
"Hiawatha" to the students of the Normal Department and the
Practice School. The beautifully colored slides made the poem
seem very realistic.
December I I, Miss Emily Poullson gave a delightful talk on
the child and his difficulties in the world of adults. It brought
us into sympathy with the little one whose motives are so easily
misunderstood, and made us resolve that when we were teachers
we would look for the motive behind the child's act.
December 17, the centennary of Whittier's birth was cele-
brated, the program being prepared by the C. division of the Senior
class under the direction of Miss Mary Moore.
january 30, Miss Jane Brownlee talked to the school on
"Moral Training in the Schools." Her method is to have the
children learn Hrst the care of the body, thinking of it as their
servant. The idea of having a servant appeals to the child, and
by making his body an obedient servant the child learns his first
lesson in self-control. He is then given a new thought for each
month as obedience or truth. The new subject is talked about
and the children try their best to live up to the new thought.
Mrs. Brownlee does not believe in prizes but teaches that "virtue
is its own reward."
May 1, the students were invited to an English May Day
Fair, arranged by the Faculty. At three o'clock, when we were
all assembled, two minstrels Qwhom we recognized as H. A. juniorsl
entered and bade us draw up our chairs and join in the merry-
making. Charades followed in which both teachers and pupils
participated. None of us will ever forget the way Mr. Whittemore
and Mr. Archibald represented the second syllable of the word
"hydraulics," nor the way in which Mr. Howe represented the
whole word. After the charades, the Glee Club sang, "Oh dear,
what can the matter be ?" and some of the Seniors danced the May
Pole dance. Dancing followed and refreshments were served by
Household Art juniors dressed as English country girls.
May 14, Mr. Prince, agent of the State Board of Education,
spoke to the school on "Educational Processes."
May 18, Peace Day was celebrated by the school. Several
students read and spoke. The program was arranged by Miss
May 19, Edward H. Forbush, State Ornithologist, gave a
lecture to the school on "The Care and Protection of Birds." The
lecture was made very interesting by the colored slides.
' June 3, the Juniors held an open meeting to which the rest of
the school was invited. Songs were sung by Miss Florence Lucey
and a quartet from the Glee Club, composed of Juniors. Aformer
graduate of the school gave readings from Dickens and Mark
Twain. Class songs, written by members of the junior Class,
were sung. Refreshments were served by members of the House-
hold Arts Junior Class.
October Io, the students were entertained at a reception and
tea given by the Faculty in May Hall at three o'clock. Mr. and
Mrs. Whittemore, Mrs. Wells, Miss Nicholass, Miss Mary Moore,
Miss Roof, Miss Pratt and Miss Doolittle received the juniors.
The hall was very prettily decorated for the occasion. Mrs. Lam-
bert, Mrs. Ketchum, Mrs. Archibald and Miss Ruggles poured.
The afternoon was enjoyed by the juniors in making new friends
and by the Seniors in renewing old acquaintances.
November 13, the Seniors gave a reception and dance for the
Juniors in May Hall. The hall was decorated with autumn leaves.
In the receiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore, Mrs. Wells,
Miss Davis, Miss Ordway, Miss French and the class officers,
Miss Orton and Miss Bemis. Upon entering the hall, the juniors
were given little slips of paper with numbers on them, the Seniors
having corresponding numbers. After partners were found by
means of the numbers, dancing followed until five o'clock.
january 15, the juniors entertained at a reception and dance
for the Seniors. The hall had been very prettily decorated for
the occasion by the members of the Junior class. Mr. and Mrs.
Whittemore, Miss Anna Moore and Miss Penniman received.
Dancing was enjoyed from three o'clock until five.
October 2, by order of the Governor, the State Hag was dis-
played. The following exercises were held in the hall to cele-
brate the event :
Governor Guild's Order-Mr. Whittemore,
History and Description of the Flag of State-Miss Anna Moore.
"To the Flag," written for the occasion by a member of the Senior Class-Read
by Miss Mary Moore.
Daniel Webster's Tribute to Massachusetts-Miss Hunter.
Letter from Governor Guild-Read by Mr. Whittemore.
Raising of the flag and singing of last stanza of "America" by the school.
October 9, Mrs. Wells addressed the school.
October 30, Mrs. Kate T. Conlyon gave a lecture to the
school on "Mo1iere."
january 14, Mr. G. G. O'Dwyer spoke to the school on "The
Education of the Blind." Mr. O'Dwyer spoke of the work done
by blind people and tried to show us that this work was not "won-
derful," as we are accustomed to call it, and that blind people are
not as handicapped as we think.
january I 5, debate under direction of Household Arts Seniors.
uestion: Resolved, that a non-meat eatin diet is more beneficial
than a meat eating one.
Aflirmative-Miss Fiske and Miss Ritch.
Negative-Miss Kenway and Miss Moulton.
Decision in favor of aiiirmative side.
january 21, Robert H. Lovett gave a lecture on "The Care
of the Feet."
january 27, Mrs. R. L. Sargent of West Medford read "T he
Servant in the House" to the school, in May Hall.
February 4, Mr. Clarke spoke to the Seniors on "Pen-
February Io, the centennary of Lincoln's birth was cele-
brated. Readings from the writings of Lincoln were given by
members of the Senior class. Miss Berta Burnett introduced the
speakers. The program was as follows :
Letters to General Hooker and Lieutenant General Grant-Miss Cahill.
Selection from addresses delivered before the Library Association of Spring-
field, Ill.-Miss Burgess.
Linco1n's Second Inaugural Address-Miss Plummer.
Letter to Mrs. Bixby of Boston-Miss Burke.
Speech at Gettysburg-Miss Fleming.
February 19, exercises in celebration of Washington's Birth-
day were given by members of the Senior class. The program
was entirely under the direction of the Seniors.
On the evening of February 19, the Senior Dance was held
in the Assembly Hall. The hall and a few smaller rooms were
tastefully decorated and arranged by the junior class. The Seniors
and their guests reported a most delightful evening.
March 2, Mrs. John Prince spoke to the school on "A School
March 5, debate under the direction of the Lincoln Debating
Club. Resolved, that it is advantageous to the peace of the
United States to have a larger navy.
Afiirmative-Miss Cahill and Miss Howe.
N egative-Miss Esten and Miss Mague.
Vote taken by entire school.
I. For merits of the question, in favor of the negative.
2. For merits of the debaters, in favor of the airmative.
March 15, Mrs. L. T. Meade addressed the school on "Patri-
otism and Internationalismf' Mrs. Meade spoke of the inter-
dependence of the nations and the substitution of arbitration for
war, which must take place.
March 29, Prof. Maynadier of Harvard spoke on "Spencer as
the Representative Poet of the Elizabethan Era."
Crocker Hall Notes
DURING the first two weeks after our return to Crocker, all
the girls assembled in the parlor, and with Miss Stanley as
Chairman, elected Miss Haviland as House President, and Miss
Marie Brown, Secretary and Treasurer. Miss Haviland was
chosen for her capability in management and for her profound
dignity. Who can doubt, or who would hesitate to say that
jessica is anything but dignified, Qhaving known her this whole
yearf? Miss Brown being a very trustworthy person was allowed
to keep in her possession the wealth of Crocker Hall.
Miss Haviland called a meeting very soon afterwards, and the
girls decided to hold entertainments every two weeks, on Saturday
evenings, up to Christmas. It was agreed upon then that Miss
Haviland should select the chairmen for the several committees
and they in turn should draw the names of the girls for their com-
mittees. The President chose Misses Louise Orton, Mildred
Moulton, Myrtle Brooks, Julia Fisher, Jessie Lowe and Sally
Kehoe as chairmen. Each chairman drew a date and then the
different committees decided the form of entertainment they
should give. This they kept for a surprise to the rest of the girls.
All the other Saturday evenings were spent in playing whist.
When our class attained the dignity of Seniors one of the first
duties UQ we set about to perform was that of the initiation of the
undergraduates. As the number of juniors was very small we
thought it a good plan to include every one who had not had that
"The best laid plans . . . .oft go astray." We had in mind the
usual hair raising stunts of former years, when a rumor reached us
that a ban had been placed on such proceedings. Our Principal
did not approve. Now for a worthy substitute !
We Seniors, from our keen observation of the new girls dis-
covered that there were many geniuses among them and we decided
to give them the opportunity of their young lives to become famous.
"Attention! All new girls living in Crocker Hall are invited
to assemble at 9 o'clock sharp, on the stairs under the clock on the
second floor. All bring tumblersf' Thus read the notice on the
Bulletin Board one Thursday evening.
Curiosity, fear, anticipation, who can imagine what thoughts
filled the minds of the Juniors! Nevertheless, responding to the
invitation, all appeared at the appointed time and place.
Each in turn was called upon by the chairman to help carry
out the following program.
1. Opening Hymn .... Miss Howe
2. Address of Welcome to Old Girls . . Miss Wallace
3. Toe Dancing .... . Miss F. Hall
4. Essay on the Evolution of Man . . . Miss Plummer
5. Cake VValk .... . Miss Mathewson
6. One Act Play ...... . Miss Huntington
7. Representation of the Faculty as called for . . Miss Bateman
8. Essay on Height or the Advantages of Being Tall . . Miss H. Shaw
9. The Latest Song of the Day ...... Miss Hanson
10. A Humorous Speech ..... Miss Elizabeth Smith
11. Demonstration of Puff Making Without Removing the Miss Lowe
Ostemoor ......... Miss Esten
12. The Processes Involved in the Manufacture of Fish Glue . Miss S. Fisher
13. Proposal as Given in 1908 ....... Miss Sanborn
14. Demonstration of an Omelet ...... Miss Hawks
15. Speech of Thanksgiving and Farewell Benediction . . Miss Badger
You can see at a glance that positively no one else could be
chosen for any other part. The program went off beautifully, but
for one flaw. Now girls, who, would you tell me, .is without a
little bit of humor? It was simply deplorable to find one maiden
who stubbornly refused to make one witty remark. However, as
the saying goes, "Let the Dead Past Bury Its Dead."
It might be well to add that in the midst of the performance,
Miss Stanley and Miss Roof came upon the scene of action, and
were amazed at the talent displayed. '
The girls as they were told, appeared with tumblers which up
to this time seemed useless. Now all were invited to the third
floor where light refreshments were served, and all made merry
until 9.45, when we scrambled to our rooms to prepare for the
A HALLOWE,EN PARTY
"All ye who enter here
Leave hope behind."
In spite of this gruesome sign the people on Normal Hill
were still anxious to enter. Instead of finding the familiar As-
sembly Hall which we all expected, we found ourselves in a dimly
lighted corn field from which came the strains of a funeral march.
Scarcely had the mournful sound reached our ears when a ghost
appeared and ushered each in turn up to a most grotesque receiving
line. With much misgiving, the first two ghosts were passed, but
the third, oh horrors! When you felt that clammy hand clasp
yours, what shrieks were heard!
If your courage still held out, you were taken through a dark
passage way where all sorts of apparitions and weird noises greeted
you on every side. On your journey back to the corn Held you
were accosted by an old witch who presented you with a blank
piece of paper which, when it was heated, proved to be your
After we began to breathe more freely, three witches appeared,
riding among the corn stalks, and gave a weird dance. Two ghosts
then brought in a big basket of apples and the witches inveigled
all into sampling their doughnuts, corn cakes, and cider. Next
came a merry dance among the corn stalks and then a rush to get
out of such a spooky place before the lights should go out.
SANTA VISITS CROCKER
Early in December, the girls decided that they would like a
change from the usual Christmas tree. After a few days' thought
it was decided that the Christmas entertainment should be a
Stocking Hanging Party.
The slips with the girls' names were sent around in a bag as
in former years. Then by a special device the gifts and stockings
of every girl were collected by a few girls.
Some of the stockings were very queer. A few of our faculty
presented stockings which we knew at a glance were not the ones
used in their usual attire. Although the stockings varied in size,
we managed to fill every one of them with the help of paper and
Right after study hour, the girls came together and had the
plan revealed to them. While this lengthy account was going on,
the girls who had collected the stockings were busy hanging them
about in all the rooms on the second and third floors. When they
had finished they rang a bell. What a rush ! Teachers, matron,
girls, all made one mad rush up the stairs.
At the end of ten minutes the gong was struck and every one
came back to the parlor. The stockings were emptied and there
was a general good time.
The sound of bells, a pounding on the back piazza, a knock at
the window! Some one went to the window and there was "St.
Nick." We let him in and after he had talked to us a while he
presented each with a line box of candy. His candy was splendid,
but when he asked each one to read her verse and show her gift
in return for the candy, there were some sighs. Nevertheless each
one read and enjoyed her joke or we did for her. Dear old "St.
Nick" was called away and so the party ended.
OTHER SATURDAY EVENING FROLICS
The entertainment given November 2I was in the form of a
dinner party and dance. It was the day of the Harvard-Yale
football game and the Crocker girls are always very enthusiastic
about this game. The dining room was arranged very attractively
with banners and posters. Some of the tables were arranged to
form an H and others formed the letter Y. The girls sat at either
table, according to their preference. The dinner cards were very
attractive, and all the girls cheered and made merry to the best of
After dinner we all went over to the Gymnasium, where we
danced the time away. In our party were several young men of
all types. There was a charming young cadet whose partner we
all wished to be. Some of the young men were 'in evening dress
while others simply came in their very best suits. A few sailors
were in our midst and these danced as they never did before. It
was indeed a very elaborate affair, beginning with a Grand March.
Refreshments were served and the party ended at 9.30 P. M.
Another one of these entertainments that afforded a great
deal of amusement was given in the Gymnasium, where several
games were played. During the first part of tne evening Medicine
Ball held the attention of all. After this strenuous exercise, we
enjoyed the more restful game of a Peanut Race. This game
afforded a great deal of amusement, but was not quite as exciting
as the former, or the next, Going to Jerusalem. We laughed so
much during this that when refreshments were announced we were
relieved and thankful. After this intermission, we danced until
9.30, when we went to our rooms for the night.
We always looked forward with pleasure to the Saturday
evening entertainments. On this particular evening, we had
presented to us a Country School. The children were very queer
and interesting, and the teacher was of course, charming, as all who
select such a profession should be.
The "F ish and the Kite" was another one of the celebrated
performances given by the girls of Crocker Hall. The affair was
a pantomime, and was followed by a play entitled "Wanted, a Wife."
The productions took place in the front parlors of Crocker Hall.
Refreshments were served to the assembled guests and the excite-
ment was tense during the auction of posters.
Again, one Saturday evening, Crocker dining room was filled
with ever so many merry little boys and girls. After a jolly dinner
they all raced over to the gymnasium, where they played the games
always delightful to very youthful spirits and were supplied with
animal crackers from baskets big enough to satisfy any childish
Another enjoyable entertainment was a Saturday evening mu-
sical. Violin selections were rendered by Miss Marian Spaulding,
piano solos by Miss Amy Spaulding, and readings by Miss Alice
Spaulding. The closing feature of the evening, a visit from "The
Pygmies of Africa" produced much merriment for all.
In telling you of the many happy hours we Seniors have
spent at Crocker, I feel obliged to mention the good "spreads" we
have all attended. Along with these I must not neglect the
fashionable teas given by the smart set. The gowns worn by the
hostesses might well have excited the envy of the greatest lady of
the land. They were of the latest fashion and were selected
with excellent taste.
Normal Hall Notes
THE NORMAL GIRLS INITIATE
ON the morning of September 23 the inevitable skull and cross-
bones appeared on the time worn and pin pierced bulletin
board, while during the day half whispered rumors of 'tcrossing
Wiggley Bridge blindfolded," and "crossing the top of Gordon's
Bridge" escaped from the lips of the secretive and supreme
Seniors. The juniors said they didn't believe it-we trust they
At half after eight that night the juniors were seized, blind-
folded and led about the building, and at last brought to Room 8,
where the blindfolds were removed. Here they were made to do
stunts. It was amusing to see Laura Parker "rustic like a petti-
coat" and Helen Lockwood "scramble like an egg." Speeches
were also required. Laura Daniels discussed at length on her
love affairs and was pleading Rube's cause with great fervor when
a terrible mishap took place and she left the room amid wild ap-
plause. After the stunts were over a social time was enjoyed,
during which orangeade, crackers, candy and salted peanuts were
served. The newcomers were not treated too badly fwe thought,
and the time was enjoyed by all.
Early in October a meeting of the Seniors and Middle Juniors
was held and Mabel White was elected House President for the
school year. She has made a good one and we have not regretted
Two I-IALLOWE'EN PARTIES FOR NORMAL
We enjoyed a fine time on Friday night, October 30, when
Crocker entertained us at a Hallowe'en party. Things were
carried out splendidly and the party was a great success.
On the next night Miss Dawson gave us a pretty party in
Normal Hall. The dining room was tastefully decorated and the
place cards ornamented with pumpkins. After dinner we enjoyed
the characteristic Hallowe'en stunts in the laundry. It was great
fun and we appreciated Miss Dawson's kindness.
NORMAL CELEBRATES THE HARVARD-YALE GAME
On the night of November twenty-first the dining room was
decorated in the suitable blue and red. One side of the room was
ornamented with Harvard banners and posters of all descriptions,
and the other side was similarly decorated with the Yale blue.
The table decorations were particularly attractive. Long strips of
crepe paper were fastened overhead, above the centres of the
tables, and were twisted and brought down to each individual place
at the tables. The place cards were likewise appropriate.
The game was discussed during dinner and, of course, the
Harvard defenders smiled supremely at the less fortunate Yale
THE FACULTY PARTY
Perhaps the funniest entertainment of the year given by the
Normal Hall girls was the Faculty Party on the evening of
Miss Dawson, in the lower hall, made a wild attempt to cap-
ture the different members of the faculty as he or she descended
the stairs, and those who were captured and could not get away
were led in to be introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore, who
readily recognized in them the ones they were impersonating.
After breathless escapes they arrived in Dr. Lambert's laboratory,
which was the dressing room for the occasion. The seats arranged
in the Assembly Hall were being rapidly filled and the smothered
laughter from Dr. Lambert's laboratory increased the expectancy
of the audience.
Soon the door was opened and Mr. Whittemore QU entered,
walked up on the platform, arranged the shades, and took his ac-
customed place at the desk. '
Then followed the other members of the faculty in turn. The
dignified and awe-inspiring attitude which they assumed was kept
up with difficulty amid the uproarious laughter and vigorous ap-
plause from the audience.
Mr. Whittemore presided at the opening exercises and after
the reading a song was sung. Mr. Whittemore strongly encour-
ages the singing of new songs in the morning, and, accordingly,
the faculty rendered "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes" in a
most touching and creditable manner. After this, the principal
spoke long and vigorously against the use of "half shoes" in
winter, encouraged the wearing of rubbers, spoke of the necessity
of breakfasts, etc., and at last assured the school that this was not
a scolding, it was simply an appeal. The bell was then rung for
dismissal, but immediately the little bell on the desk was heard,
calling the attention of the school, and Mr. Whittemore read a
notice which announced that the H. A. Seniors would have
basketry from 9.10 A. M. until 6 P. M., and that they were to
bring their lunches in their oval lunch baskets.
After this the school was dismissed and the faculty filed down
from the platform to one corner of the Assembly Hall, where they
received, Dr. Lambert, Mr. Ketchum and Mr. Howe doing the
honors as ushers.
After the Faculty Party a dwarf dance took place. It was
marvelous and mysterious, for the girls who took part in it could
not have been, apparently, more than two feet tall, Then the
dwarfs grew up, the Faculty mingled with the audience, and the
prelude of a waltz was heard from the region of the piano. Every-
one joined in the dancing, refreshing herself occasionally QU with
the cider and corn cakes which were at the disposal of all on the
table at one side. Few of us have forgotten that cider.
The dancing continued for the rest of the evening, and when
it was time to leave, all agreed that it had been one of the "best
The committee was in charge of Eleanor Preble, and those
who participated in the entertainment were Theo Littlefield, Beth
Wentworth, Millie Osgood, Mabel Ritch, Mildred Gaillac, Lillian
Shaw, Laura Daniels and Evelyn Cousens, and in the wharf dance
Helen Lockwood, Vesta Howard, Mabel White, jane Palson,
Alice Bemis and Marion Ilsley.
SANTA CLAUS COMES TO NORMAL
Our annual note from Santa Claus arrived the week before
vacation and specified the night of December seventeenth as the
proposed time for his intended visit. Almost all of us had seen
Santa at Normal before, and we knew just what a good time was in
store for us. All day long curious and mysterious looking packages
were brought in, under coats or in muffs, and cautiously dropped
into the big basket on the third floor. At eight-thirty we assembled
in the parlor and it certainly seemed as if Santa Claus was fond of
the girls in Normal Hall, for he had made the Xmas tree most
attractive. But Santa himself was not to be seen. However, we
knew how tired he must be after hanging all those gifts on the
tree, and we supposed he must be taking a short nap. Our talk
and laughter was not conducive to slumber and soon we heard his
footsteps and in he came-the same old Santa. From his face
and figure we could not see that he had changed a particle since
last year. After a hearty greeting, he began at once distributing
the numerous gifts on the tree. The gifts were costly and grand.
One young lady was even favored with an immense ocean liner to
run between New York and Porto Rico. We all envied her the
trip she will enjoy on it this summer. Santa Claus' gifts were in
the latest style and the puffs and other hair ornaments showed him
to be a most observing man. He was evidently interested in
gymnasium work, for one girl who was sadly in need of exercise
to increase her strength became the proud possessor of a set of
tools and a most attractive egg beater, which she is fondly cherish-
ing for-who knows what ? There were many other gifts, such as
dolls and toys of all kinds, each of which was particularly suitable
for the owner. Mr. Whittemore received a pair of rubbers and we
found that Santa Claus had brought a perfect ht. After the gifts
had been passed around and the verses which they contained had
been read, we opened our bags of Christmas candy and ate corn
cakes until the bell rang for us to bid Santa Claus good-night.
Gladys was not able to be with us, as she had already started
home, but we didn't forget her and we appreciated the thought-
fulness which prompted her to send each of us a little re-
A HUSKING BEE FOR NORMAL AND CROCKER
Our grand good time on the night of January eighth was entirely
due to Mr. Whittemore's kindness. A husking bee was something
of a novelty and everyone entered into it heartily, as the queer
costumes showed. There were farmers and country people of all
descriptions and everything savored of the farm. The corn was
piled in heaps on the floor in the basement of May Hall and there
the fun began. Great excitement prevailed when the red ears
were discovered and it was hinted that some of the red ears did
After the corn was husked the characteristic good things to
eat were produced, and we partook generously of the doughnuts,
and coffee, and corn cakes, and peanut candy, which Mr. Whitte-
more had provided.
After this we all went up to the Assembly Hall and had a
fine time dancing, the rest of the evening.
The Virginia Reel seemed to be the most popular dance of
the evening and was entered into with great spirit. Mr. Whitte-
more played the pianola for the dancing all the evening and when
it was over we all felt grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore for
one of the best times of the school year.
VALENTINE PARTY AT NORMAL
At the sound of the dinner bell, we assembled on Valentine's
night in the lower hall, awaiting the opening of the "barred doors."
The suspense was not long and as the doors were opened there
were exclamations from all sides, for the dining room had been
transformed into a most delightful place, where hearts crossed the
room from many places, and cupids floated quietly about, while the
red shades about the lights gave a soft touch to it all. The place
cards were cupids and the whole scheme of color and decoration
was daintily carried out in everything. After dinner a big valen-
tine box was opened in the parlor and each one received a valentine
which she was obliged to show to the others. Some hesitated
before reading their verses but they were attacked on all sides and
forced to read them. At the sound of the study hour bell we
went to our rooms, each one trying to find out who the sender of
her valentine could have been.
The Normal Hall Stock Company presented its first show of
the season to the Crocker Hall, and "outside" girls, on the evening
of January twenty-third. The manager was gratified by a full
house on the first appearance of his company in this city. Talents
long extinct Qso it seemedl, were brought to life and the applause
from the audience showed them appreciative of the ability and
skill of the artists. Mlle. Poor scored a great success in her sweet
and gentle rendering of "Are You Sincere ?" after the "Princess"
style. It could not have helped but touch the hearts of all
present. Another vocal hit was "Three Blind Mice," by the three
well known singers whose voices blended so well and whose ap-
pearance as a trio was so attractive.
The program was as follows:-
B. LATEST SoNcs.
"Shine On, Harvest Moon,"
BROTHERS AND POOR.
"In Her Little Cottage Pudding by the Sea,"
C. WOODLOCK, THE TALE TELLER,
"His Eye Was Stern and Wild."
D. MLLE. PooR.
"Are You Sincere ?" QA la Princess.j
E. REMINISCENCES or 1948.
F. THREE BUDDING ARTISTS FROM EUROPE.
CThree Blind Mice.l
Modern and Mediaeval Ballad of Mary jane acted out in Pantomine.
The remaining time was spent in dancing. Punch and fancy
crackers were served as refreshments.
Those who took part in the vaudeville show were Evelyn
Cousens, Mabel Ritch, Helen Lockwood, Mildred Gaillac, Theo
Littlefield, Beth Wentworth, Eleanor Preble, Millie Osgood,
Helen Welch, Laura Parker, Mabel White and Laura Daniels.
Annie Lee was chairman of the committee for the entertainment.
THE NORMAL GIRLS PULL CANDY
The sign on the bulletin board read "All come to the laundry
Saturday night, March 27. Wear 'gym.' suits and bring an
apron and a glass." We assembled promptly in the laundry at the
appointed time and the candy was put on the stove to cook. Then
two long tables were arranged and "Up Jenkins" held sway for
It was great fun and we kept it up until the candy was ready
Then difhculties began. Some pulled theirs quickly into
condition to be cut, but others labored hard with theirs and looked
as if they were pulling it with their faces as well as their hands.
Beth was not quite as successful as some, and she was heard
to remark desperately that it "sticketh closer than a brother." It
needed but one glance at her to prove the truth of the statement.
When all the candy was pulled, we cut it, and when it was
cool, we ate as much as we could of it, with fancy crackers and
corn cakes. The remainder we took to our rooms on plates, and
most of us put the plates out on the fire escape to keep the candy
hard over night. However, it rained unexpectedly that night.
The committee was in charge of Lillian Shaw. She gave us
a grand good time and we were all sorry that she was unable to
join in with us in the fun.
Lives of zoologists all remind us
We may find, collect and mount
And departing leave behind us
Bugs and worms without a count.
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In sewing class: "Of what use is a bag when the top is
sewed up, Sue?"
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Teacher: "Johnny, what figure of speech is, 'I love my
teacher ?' "
johnny : "Sarcasm."
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"Jin," a M. Jr. to a Reg.: "Should I starch my clothes be-
fore or after I wash them ?"
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If you have plenty of good points about you, the faculty
won't sit down on you very hard.
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A pupil-teacher was giving an explanation of the hectograph.
In conclusion, she said : "Are there any questions?" "Is it
Miss R.: "I don't understand where to put the ink. Do you
put it on the paper or on the pan P"
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Heard in Food and Dietetics Class.
Mr. H.-"When is the food oxidized?"
F. Qdeliberately with a wise airj-"The food is oxidized when
-when it meets the oxygen."
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What does R. S. V. P. mean ? Rat shows very plainly.
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Teacher Cin literaturey - "What did Milton write in his
Student Csuddenly awaking from her day dreamsj-"Para
The geography class was studying the different kinds of soil.
Miss S. freciting about sandy.
"Did you ever look at a sand bank, Miss S.?" -
"No, Miss O., I never did."
"Why! where do you live ?"
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1912-First classmate-"What is our friend 'Kezi' White
doing now ?"
Second classmate-"Working for the city in the street de-
partment. You know she was always considered a first-class
'crusher,' but I hear the position is soon to be given to Annie Lee."
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Shriek at the Corner Table!
"What's the matter ?" "Another one of 'Kinks' jokes ?"
"Any point to it ?"
"Of course not, that's the joke."
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Who is drafting a waist for Venus de Milo ?
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Miss S.-"Do you enjoy your French, Miss W. ?"
Miss W.-"Wheel Mademoiselle."
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Heard in the Junior Chemistry.
"What do we call an element which may exist in two forms ?"
Miss B't-m'n Qawakening from a reverieD-"Dr.Ieky1l and
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The Junior Household Arts Department should excel previous
classes because they have a French cook who can make Coffee
with little Delay.
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Witty Junior-"If you change that it will make it different."
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Instructor-"Who were the Amazons P"
Bright Junior-"The first women suffragistsf'
"A child that of its own accord and of its own free will seeks
out flowers, cares for them, and protects them, so that in due time
he can weave a garland or make a nosegay with them for his
parents, or his teacher, can never become a bad child, a wicked
man."-A utobiograplzy of Frz'ea'riclz Froebel.
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The class in geography was studying the cow and the products
which we get from her. The young lady reciting had given, hides
from which leather is made, milk, and cream 5 but she could go no
farther. "Can't you tell us what else we get from the cow?"
Still the girl couldn't answer. After a few moments she said,
"Oh, yes, from the cow we get butter, cheese and eggs."
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Why should a gentleman caller break up a "spread" at
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All is not hay that is red top,
All is not grass that is green,
And one would hope for the Seniors,
That things are not what they seem.
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A C. Senior took home her report card. The marks were
mostly "Fair." "Say, Dad, what do you think of my card?"
"Well, I think it is very fair, it couldn't have been much fairer."
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"The true teacher is an inspirer of men. The teacher of a
philosophy or an art, becomes that which he teaches and really
imparts himself to his work.
The more unseliishly a teacher gives his knowledge the more
abundantly is it added unto him.
There is no profession more abused than the profession of
teaching, there is no profession, which, from the view point of
the money standard, is so poorly paid, and there is no profession
which requires so rare a quality of tact and culture as teaching."
-Grace M. Brown.
QUOTATIONS AND SAYINGS OF oUR FACULTY
Fill your mind full of beautiful thoughts for they are treasures
for sickness and for health. You can get them by travel, by read-
ing and through meditation.-Miss Amelia Davis. -
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Life is largely what we make it.-Miss Mary Moore.
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Pray that you may see the other man's point of view.
-Miss Lillian Ordway.
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Say what you say, do what you do, according to your ability.
-Miss Anna Moore.
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There is no fun in living if you have not been tempted. You
must know how other people feel when they are tempted, that you
may have sympathy with and sympathy for them.
-Miss Lillian Ordway.
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Don't have things all cut and dried. Have some originality
in what you do.-Mr. Whittemore.
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Strive to love the unlovely and you will not see its unloveli-
ness any more. Learn to see great possibilities in the ragged.,
dirty-faced little boy, or the boy who seems to you to be so dull.
-Miss Anna Moore.
A. SENIOR DIVISION
In the midst of the South Pacific Ocean, there rises a small
island but recently known to the civilized world. It rises above
the waves in numerous terraces, whose slopes are a waste of
volcanic ashes, through which the dauntless vegetation is only
beginning to struggle. Above these are marvellous volcanic
springs, whose blue waters are displaced and muddy, but the
disaster of one shock could not rob them of their mystery and
beauty. A volcanic crust, sometimes thin enough to be trodden
through, separates the foot from a seething mass of sulphur, gas,
and boiling water, which finds strange vents in hot streams, warm
lakes, geysers and clouds of vapor. The streams ripple hot and
crystalline over many colored rocks or through green, mossy dells,
the warm lakes sleep embedded in soft, weedy banks g the geysers,
in odd moments, spout huge volumes of boiling water into the air.
With all these wonders spread before me, I sit on one of the pink
terraces and await the spouting of a certain large geyser. In the
meantime clouds of white vapor break amidst Howering bushes,
and invest the region with a weird terror, and an inconceivable
charm. Before long, however, this charm increases, for, as I watch
the ever-changing forms, I see there familiar faces.
First, there' appears, in the slowly rising cloud, a stone build-
'ing in a large city, bearing this inscription over the entrance,
"Private Kindergarten." Within, Bessie Cahill is seated before a
class of small children whose oratorical and debating abilities are
remarkably developed. -
This building changes to a small wooden station, where May
Carr is standing on the platform. She is travelling from place to
place by trolley and is having a great deal of trouble about her
baggage, particularly a small black hand-bag.
Now, the interior of a large observatory appears. Constance
Andrews, seated before a gigantic telescope, is patiently awaiting
the appearance of the superior planet, "Saturn," which she discov-
ered during her course in astronomy at the Framingham Normal
This building in turn changes to Thetford Academy. The
principal, Isabel Adams, seated before her classes, refrains from
reprimanding her pupils as she thinks of the good times that she
had with their fathers.
Now another school appears and here Gertrude Clark is
teaching a very enthusiastic class. Among their greatest attain-
ments are aesthetic dancing and dramatics. ,
At this moment an open rock vomits forth sulphur and steam,
thus entirely changing the cloud of vapor before me. As a result,
I see Blanche Crowell, following in the footsteps of Webster,
lecturing before a large audience. Her subject is "Art in Em-
Scenery appears upon the platform and standing very near
the center of it, is May Lou Drake, the prima donna of a leading
opera company. The orchestra plays, and her clear, strong voice
holds every listener spellbound till the end, when she leaves the
stage amid great applause.
The next familiar face is that of Susie Deering, who is the
manager of a theatrical company. The play which she is now
presenting is a copyrighted representation of "The F alcon."
Again one vision disappears and another appears. This time
Elsie Esten is standing at the lecturer's desk expounding to a
gathering of medical students the "Causes, Effects, and Treatment
A soft gentle breeze blows across the island and the vapor
clouds assume new shapes and forms. Here is Irene Mathewson,
seated before a table on which one small lamp is burning. She is
busy writing a long lyric, entitled "Love," which is dedicated to
her classmates at the Normal School.
Now Helena Lyons appears to me. She is sitting before a
large office desk beside her husband, who is helping her to write a
comprehensive encyclopedia, in pocket edition.
The following picture shows Cora Fleming, a young lady of
medium height, hastily answering numerous letters. This is not
social but business correspondence, for Cora has improvised a
method by which one can add five inches to his height without
endangering his health.
Immediately another form becomes perceptible and I recognize
Stella Sanborn. She is walking in the fields, and as she advances
she frequently glances about on all sides, for she is ever in search
of wells, whether at home or abroad. She left the profession for
which she trained, very early, in order to devout herself entirely
to one which was more favourable to her.
The entire mass of vapor changes now, and thus the picture
before me changes. This time I see Marie Brown, who never
taught school and who is known among her friends as a singer,
living happily in a little cottage near the sea. A
Then comes Margaret Burgess, who is decorating, by hand,
the interior of a small cottage, of her own design. Here she lives
a solitary life with her big black cat.
This humble dwelling becomes a large gymnasium where
Berta Burnett is instructing a class in apparatus work. Special
attention is given to the face vault, with the result that many
students, like their teacher, are experts at this particular feature.
Next appears a class room where Kathryn Burke is teaching
a class in "Etiquette on the trolley cars." So completely has she
thrown herself into the work that she has become exceedingly
slim, much to her sorrow.
This room slowly becomes one of an agricultural school. The
pupils are taught certain subjects by Annie Lee, A. B., M. A.,
whose information has been acquired through actual personal
A sudden gust of wind from off the nearby ocean blows the
entire mass of vapor from before me. This is but a short inter-
ruption however, for the steam, slowly rising from the hot spring,
begins to form a new cloud.
At first, I see a small white card upon which the following is
printed: "Mademoiselle Sara Drennan-Facial Massage-Rouge
and Creams prepared under personal direction."
Then I see a large store window containing many hats of'a
style unheard of in the days of The Normal. On the brass plate
below the window is, "Mademoiselle julie Dele, Parisian Millineryf'
The vapor cloud is of such proportions now that I see, therein,
the interior of a large department store. A well dressed woman
enters the trunk department and wishes to see one suitable for
travelling. She demands this particular kind for she is about to
make a trip from one city to another delivering a lecture before
public school superintendents. After purchasingatrunk she turns
to go and I see that it is Mary Flynn, and that the pamphlet
under her arm is entitled "Common-sense Discipline the Basis of
After afew changes, this store appears as an art museum.
Laura Daniels, wearing a large apron, is standing, pallet in hand,
before her canvas, making a copy of one of the paintings on the
wall. The name of it is, "The End of Day," and her reproduction
is the result of careful and constant study.
The principal's office in a large city school is next revealed.
In the chair at the desk is Edith Blood, quietly waiting for the
bells to announce that it is time for school to commence. The
moment that they do sound she looks at her watch, says "Yes, so
it is," and goes to meet her first class.
This room is enlarged, the walls have blackboards placed upon
them, and the one large chair is changegl into many small ones.
Thus Edith's oflice is transformed into a kindergarten, where I
see julia Drummy teaching a rote song. This tells the story of
Little Boy Blue, and at the end of each verse all the children call,
"Tut, tut, tut."
A sudden rush of steam from an opening in a rock nearby
increases the size of the cloudy mass before me. What is that?
Yes, the interior of a church! The pews are occupied and the
minister is standing before the altar, as a bridal procession enters.
The flower girls, bridesmaids, ushers, and maid of honor are all
unknown to me, but the bride is none other than Ruth Clark.
She passes up the aisle to the chancel and the service begins, but
I see no more, for at this instant the huge geyser spouts forth a
stream of boiling water eighty feet in the air. This destroys the
vapors overhanging the numerous pools and the mysterious
pictures which they have revealed.
After having graduated from Normal School, the scribe was
chosen by the class to proceed immediately to Europe to the
famous Delphian Oracle in Greece to learn from the illustrious
sibyl the fate of each of her classmates. They told me that my
report was to be ready to be read at the Alumnae Meeting in 191 I.
After a long and tedious journey across the ocean, over hills,
through valleys, over streams, I finally arrived at my destination.
As I approached the dwelling of the august sibyl, whither so many
feet, down through the ages, had trod, a feeling of great awe and
mystery possessed me. As I came nearer the dark cave, I could
see a dim light burning far away in the recesses of the ancient
abode. Hesitating a moment on the threshold of the cave, what
was my wonder to behold a form clad in white come close to me
and beckon me in ! Reluctantly, I obeyed. Soon another white
robed figure stepped up and demanded my mission. By this time
I began to see scores of mystic forms moving to and fro. How-
ever, as they seemed to pay no attention to me, I Hnally told my
guide that I had come to the oracle to find out the fate of my
classmates. She chuckled an odd little laugh when I told her and
pointed with her long, bony fingers to the altar fire burning in the
distance. She escorted me to the altar and then left me. When
I was beginning to feel quite beside myself with fright at being
left alone in that horrible blackness, out of the darkness stepped
a form so radiant with shining beauty that the whole interior of
the inner recess of the cave was lighted by her splendor. I was
spellbound. Soon, however, she began to sing in a most bewitch-
ing voice, all the While heaping upon the altar sticks of burning
wood. Finally she placed on the red-hot grate a lovely snow-
white lamb to be consumed for a sacrifice. She told me that as
soon as the offering had ceased to burn and Icould no longer hear
her sing, I was immediately to prepare myself to write down with
a burning fiame the words which she should utter. I sat beside
the altar for a long time listening to her sweet voice as she turned
and stirred the sacrifice on the grate. Gradually a deathly still-
ness set in, with nothing to break it save the occasional crackle of
the bones on the altar and the gentle rustle of the wind in the
cave. The sibyl now took a stick and, sitting down before the
grate, began to stir the remains of the poor lamb. It seemed to
me, watching her, as if I had waited ages in one position, not
daring to stir a muscle lest I break the spell. Eventually she
began to speak in most unintelligible sounds. At last, however,
the sounds became plainer and I began to write as quickly as I
could make my fingers move. The following is an exact copy of
the words of the oracle, and if some of my classmates are disap-
pointed with their fate, I hope that some day they may be able to
go to the land of Ancient Greece and settle the whole matter
there. Of course, it will be impossible for any one to escape the
fate marked out for them by the unfaltering sibyl, to whom so
many poor souls, some wrung with anxiety and distress, others
radiant with joy and hope have gone.
To the Classmates ana' Frz'ena's qf the B Section, Class qf 1909 :
Be it hereby decreed, that-
"Our president, Louise, shall be Matron of Honor at the
Alumnae Meeting in 1911.
'Teddy' Littlefield shall, in the course of ten years, be pro-
moted to the position of 'janitress' in the new North Abington
High School. It would be impossible for her not to succeed in
keeping all the rooms evenly heated, as it was her delight while at
Normal to regularly turn off the heat when it became too op-
Whose name is this I see before me? I can scarce make it
out. What! Can it be? Why, to be sure, it is Emma. "For
years she and her husband will have great success with their
dancing school. All the most famous dancers will be graduates
of the Natick School of Aesthetic Dancers and each one will be
under the direct supervision of Emma's unfaltering skill !
Ada Green and 'Skippy' Russell will at last achieve their
ambition and become real carpenters! They will be partners and
the sign over their office door will read, 'Green Russell Construc-
tion Co.' If any of the classmates so desire, special rates will be
offered to all who choose to risk their money with the 'Green
Russell Co.' "
Although we shall have among our members many women dis-
tinguished for their great skill in literary, financial, educational, and
religious matters, "Dorothy will achieve the highest honors in the
educational line, for her fame will travel even into foreign lands,"
and it will be with a feeling of great pride that we, her classmates,
will hear of her appointment to the President's Chair of one of
the foremost Women's Colleges in Germany.
"As Jessie never did intend to teach school, she will be en-
gaged by a minister to assist him in his settlement work in the
slums of New York."
What was my surprise to have the sibyl say that "Ruth Lunt
will go as a missionary to japan and do a wonderful work among
the heathen," but then I always knew that Ruth would do some-
thing worth while.
Anna and "Angey," of course, could never be separated and,
sure enough, the oracle announced that 'tthey will both be suc-
cessful business women, being proprietors of the concern, 'Barry,
Gately Co. Ladies' Hair Dressers.' "
Will not "Frankie" be surprised when she knows what her
fate will be? "She will go into the Nurses' Red Cross Society
and, strange as it may seem, she will have one or two patients
recover under the influence of her winning smile and sympathetic
When the sibyl spoke again, she ceased stirring the ashes and
said, "Ah! here is a girl who will be an honor to the class and an
inspiration to those who will come after." I asked her who the
girl was and what she was to do and the oracle replied, "Marguerite
will teach school all her life and will be very successful in doing it."
Mary always did shine in Miss Ireson's classes and after
graduating from Emerson's School of Oratory will succeed in
amassing quite a fortune by her character delineations. On the
day of the Reunion she will entertain us all with her vivid recital
of the 'Merchant of Venice' and will remind us of Mrs. Kidder,
whom we so liked to hear in the good old days.
"Mildred will become a 'Plumber's' apprentice. She will make
this her life work, but to while away spare moments she will
search in her laboratory to discover the wonderful effects of an
'Herb' which she has found.
A second Rosa Bonheur you shall have among your classmates
in Louise Robbins. She will complete a series of pictures which
will adorn the walls of the Assembly Hall. In originality of out-
line and beauty of color the painting will be remarkable."
We always knew that "Mae" would make a mark for herself
as a teacher. The sibyl tells me "that she will like nothing better
in her work than to ceaselessly ask the questions 'How and Why.'
Mrs. McKeen will secure great success on the stage as an
opera singer. She will accept a position as understudy to Mme.
Patti, and she cordially invites all her classmates to come and hear
her when she makes her first appearance in the New Opera House
in Boston in 1920. '
As 'Winnie' always did like to pose, she will eventually be-
come an artist's model, and, strange to relate, her pictures will sell
Mary Gibbons will spend many fruitful years as a Sister of
Charity. She will be able to reach and comfort thousands of
Edith Johnson, I'm sure you'l1 all be pleased to know, after
hard study and careful preparation, 'twill fill the position of Chief
Instructor in Music in the Schools of Grafton and vicinity."
They say that the sweet melody of her voice will do wonders for
the children who will have the privilege of studying under her.
- "Bertha Hinckley and Mary Hurley will set up a dressmaking
establishment" and by the lit and style of their garments,I should
think the '09 girls would do well to patronize their old classmates.
One girl we have among our number who will represent us
in the Suffrage Movement. "Mary Matthews, five years after
graduating, will go to St. Louis to act in the capacity of President
of the Woman's International Suffrage Union
Katherine willj publish the first up-to-date Pronouncing
Cyclopedia of Proper Names. She will be inspired to this great
masterpiece by the difficulty of her acquaintances to pronounce
her name correctly."
You never will believe it, but "Margaret is destined to invent
the most approved type of modern aeroplanes. Margaret is a firm
believer in rapid transit."
When the last vestige of ash and bone had been removed from
the altar and the sibyl was about to abandon her place by it, I
heard her murmur something about "Father Whittemoref' I can-
not imagine what she intended to say, unless perhaps that he is
still to remain in his present position as instructor and guide to
so many young women, but I was unable to determine exactly, as
she soon came out of her trance and placed me in charge of her
assistant, who conducted me to the threshold of the outer world.
I was indeed gladto breathe again the fresh air and to see once
more the blue sky. It was with a light heart thatI journeyed
homeward and made all possible haste to present to you the results
of my errand.
I almost forgot Qpurposely perhapsj to tell you what fate the
oracle has marked out for me. I suppose, since I have been so
faithful in recording so accurately your fates, that you really are
curious to know mine. Well, I am to become a recording secre-
tary in the Bureau of Salaries and Pensions for Teachers. I as-
sure you, girls, I shall do my utmost in behalf of all my classmates.
"Will you ever stop yawning! I guess you had better leave
those bugs alone. You look all tired out." I looked up from my
work just as my sister was disappearing from the room. What an
unfortunate time for her to interrupt me, just when I was in the
midst of a most interesting examination! Yet, what she had said
was true. All day, I had been examining the ear of a grasshopper
and I had accomplished almost nothing. I almost wished I had
never seen a microscope. The day was fast drawing to a close
and I had no time to waste, so with another yawn I resumed my
work. I had just discovered a long looked for feature, when
suddenly everything became dark. Away off in the distance, a
faint glimmer of light, which seemed to be moving toward me, ap-
peared. Gradually, it grew brighter and brighter until it was most
dazzling. Then, I heard a voice which said, "Come, follow me,"
and looking up, I saw a most beautiful figure clad in along flowing
white robe. Full of amazement, I arose and followed. On and
on, we went in silence. Suddenly, I felt as though I were being
lifted from the ground. Up, up, we went higher and higher until
we were among the clouds. I was so frightened I could scarcely
breathe. The next minute I lost consciousness.
When I recovered, I found myself in a most wonderful place.
At length my white robed guide broke the silence and said, "You
are now on the planet Mars. I am here to do your bidding. What
is your pleasure ?" Almost without thinking I replied, "A tele-
scope." Hardly had I uttered the word, when I found myself seated
before a most wonderful instrument. It was so powerful that by
simply adjusting a tiny screw, one could gaze into all the nooks
and corners of the earth beneath. "Look, quickly," said my guide,
and gazing into the instrument, what do you suppose I saw ? Why,
the Framingham Normal School. It was only ten years since I had
been graduated there, but I never should have known it. What
changes can take place in ten years l As I looked upon the dear
old place, I thought of all my classmates and I wondered where
they were and what they were doing. I
What a wonderful instrument! It really must have known
my thoughts, for there before me, I saw the pictures of two of my
classmates. The pictures were hanging in the Hall of Fame.
Over the pictures I read, "The greatest artists the world has ever
known." Think of it, Eva Norris and Grace Wallis so famous.
But remembering the beautiful astronomy drawings they had made
at school, I could not do otherwise than to say, "They deserve it."
As I looked upon their countenances, I noticed that their features
seemed to grow more and more indistinct and finally they were
lost to view.
A new scene lay before me. It was the interior of a church.
There was a large congregation present and all seemed to be look-
ing with eager eyes toward the pulpit. The preacher was' ascending
the pulpit and in her I recognized Theresa Quackenbush. Surely
she was in her element for she was preaching. Her face was
turned from me and I could not tell what she was saying. just as
I was about to adjust the telescope to a new field, Theresa turned
and I saw her lips form these words, "When I was visiting
schools." She was entertaining her hearers with that thread bare
tale. I groaned and hastily shifted the instrument.
The scene had changed entirely, this time I saw the interior
of a theatre. Every available space in the house was occupiedg
people were even sitting on the footlights. On the stage sat kings,
queens, emperors and royal families. There were people from
every place in the world. Suddenly, the entire audience rose and
bouquet after bouquet was thrown upon the stage. Imagine my
surprise to see Edith Plumber, bowing and smiling, walk forth
upon the stage. A great calm now spread over the audience.
VVhat under the sun was she going to do! Ah ! the orchestra was
playing. She was going to sing! Was this really Edith! Well,
well, this was indeed a great success for her. I could have gazed
on that scene forever, but Fate decided otherwise and Edith in all
her glory faded from me. ,
The main street of a large city now loomed up before me.
The street was lined with vehicles of every sort and all were full
of books. Crowds' of people were pouring from a large book-store
and each one was weighed down with books. "Why such a demand
for books?" I thought. Focusing the telescope on the store window
I saw this sign, " 'Bees and How to Know Them,' by Margaret
Fallon. Preface, 'Phantasmia Hopkinsiif by Mary Hopkins, Chief
of the General Information Bureau for the whole world." Who
would ever have thought it! If I remember, I think Margaret
began that book a great many years ago and she wrote one-quarter
of it in one night. Great things are often done in a short time.
I was not to have the pleasure of thinking longer about these two
friends for a new picture took up my attention.
I now beheld a beautiful country estate. Everything about it
showed wealth. A carriage was drawn up in front of the large
colonial house. The coachman seemed very impatient and the
horses were eager to be off. Still no one came. At last,3the door
opened, and a young woman came down the steps. It was Anna
Dwyer. As usual, she was on time. I adjusted the telescope and
with my eye followed the carriage. It soon drew up before a
factory bearing the name, Brown Dwyer 8: Co., successors to
Clarke Co. The coachman entered the factory and soon came
back with a large heavy box. Half aloud I said, "I'll bet it's
Clarke's Salve," and looking more closely I saw that it was. Along
they sped to a hospital where this wonderful remedy was gladly
seized by the sufferers. What a great work she was doing, but I was
not surprised for she was always kind and helpful. As I thought
of the dear old school days and the first famous jar of salve,I
sighed. Surely she had a Living stone to her memory. Almost
as quickly as she came, she disappeared from me and a little red
schoolhouse appeared before me. I peeked in the window and if
there wasn't Anna Bruce. She was one faithful soul to redeem
our class. Slowly the schoolhouse seemed to change form and in
its place was a hill and there was May Connolly walking along
with a very peaceful look on her face. She wore glasses and had
her hair fixed in a very severe style. Every few minutes I would
loose sight of her and every time she appeared there was Qthej Hill.
At last she stopped at the little red schoolhouse which came into
view again. I declare if she wasn't teacher of sewing. I could
not do otherwise than to say in the words of May, "Well of all
At this point, my attendant muttered something about the
flight of time and reluctantly I turned the screw. Far out before
me, now, stretched the ocean. A ship was coming into sight. As
it drew near, I recognized among its passengers Mildred White.
She was writing, and taking a peek at her book, I saw that the
subject was, "The International Date Line." I concluded that
she was going to cross the "line," so that when she taught it, she
could "relate it to life." Fainter and fainter grew the ship, until
it was a mere speck on the horizon.
The horizon itself now became a flaming bill board. There,
in large letters, I saw these words, "Ask Miss Ruth, she knows."
What was it all about? Reading on, it all became clear. Louise
was afamous debater. Her pet subject in which she took the
affirmative side was, "Resolved that the turtle is a vegetarian." I
was not surprised, Louise was always ready to talk fluently on
any subject, even at a moment's notice. I tried to read more of
the placards, but the letters had grown so small that they were
A work shop succeeded the bill board. I scanned the face of
each of the workers, thinking that perhaps I might find another
'09 friend here. Seated on one of the benches, I recognized
Grace Sullivan. She had just invented a pair of field glasses
which automatically suited the needs of the eye using them. Cer-
tainly this was a great boon to star gazers. On the last bench in
the back of the room, I saw the sign, "Instructor's bench." Seated
at this bench, with her head bowed down in sleep, I saw Lena
Hanson. Rubbing my eyes to make sure I had not followed suit,
I was ready for another glimpse.
A railroad station lay before me Cperhaps I should have said
an apology for a stationj. A train, which was going at the rate of
four miles an hour, was approaching the station. It was bound for
Squeedunck. Yes, this was Squeedunck, and a more forsaken
looking place I never saw. The only passenger of the train
alighted. She carried a suit case bearing the initials B. W. R.
"Why, those are Bertha Richards' initials," I said, and looking
into her face I knew her at once. She walked up the hill and
turned into the school yard. School was in session and the clock
said eleven, but what of that? This was Monday morning and
Bertha was just getting back. How unusual! Will wonders ever
cease? Bertha Richards teaching for ten years!
At this point, my attendant bent over me and whispered,
"Hasten," and obedientlyl turned the screw. A very imposing
structure now presented itself to view. The sign on the front of
the building interested me. O'Connor, Powers 81 Co., editors of
the Daily Telegram. At last, here was a clew to these two precious
classmates. This was the most fitting occupation they could have
chosen, for they were always looking for news when younger.
Glancing down from the sign, I saw a bulletin hanging in the large
front window. The following items were of vital interest to me.
There in large type was a notice of the marriage of a famous
Esperantist. I did not need to read any more, for I knew in a
minute it was May Sanborn. The next line read, "Do not forget
to read the poem, 'Crossing Brooks,' written by Chief Editor A.
O'C. by special request, also her advice to parents on the use of
family medicines and her 'Pretty Girl Papers.' "
Attention was called in the next line to articles written out of
the experience of two of the most famous writers of the day,
Laura Thresher and Lillian Reardon. Laura's article was entitled
"Woman as an Acrobat" and .Lil1ian's bore the title "Advice to
Another item in which I was interested, read, "Echoes from
the Farm"-Creamery notes a specialty by Ethel Phillips. Farther
along, I saw that Emily Murray contributed articles to the paper,
among which was her famous "Ascent of Man." After her name,
I saw the letters H. Q. B. "What !" I thought, "has she a degree ?"
Suddenly, the meaning of the letters flashed through my mind.
H. B.-Human Question Box. Oh, yes, she always had that
degree. Well, this certainly was a newspaper. I was eagerly
devouring the next item, hoping for more information, when that
horrid old attendant made known his presence and attempted to
remove the instrument. I pleaded and pleaded for more time, but
at first he was firm. "Only five minutes !" I cried. "Five minutes,
then, and not a second longer," he muttered.
Nervously and trembling, I looked again, but the bulletin of
the Daily Telegram was nowhere to be seen. Inow looked out
upon the main street of a small town. An electric car was just
ready to start. It was a B. Sz W. I looked inside to see if by
chance I might discover any other members of our famous division.
No, not aface was familiar. But, who was that who wore the
badge marked B. Sz W. Agent? Why, it was Anna Traill, and she
was just as accommodating as ever. She was agent for the Normal
scholars' tickets. As I turned from Anna, an advertisement,
covering about one-third of the car space used for that purpose,
caught my eye. It was a very attractive poster showing a gyro-
car marked Concord. The car contained many passengers, all of
whom were girls. Out of the mouth of the man guiding the
machine came this, "All aboard for Framingham." Below was
the notice, "F or information apply to julia Gleason, General
Manager." What a blessing for Concord girls who were attending
Normal School! At last they had found relief, for now they could
get a gyro-car every five minutes. How much energy Julia would
have saved if the gyro-car had been in existence when she was at
Normal, particularly on Mondays after singing. In a small space
directly opposite to this advertisement I noticed another which
read something like this, "School of Oratory for Young Women,
Address all particulars to Marion Sinclair." This made me smile
as it brought back to my mind the Junior Dramatics and Marion
as Mrs. Ruggles.
just at this point a tall thin woman and a little child entered
the car. There was something about the woman's face that looked
familiar and after staring at her for a minute I finally 'recognized
her as Blanche Winter. I had no idea where she was living or
anything about her, but I could guess for the hand bag which she
carried bore the monogram B. N. C.
It seemed as though I had caught only one glimpse of Blanche
when she, telescope, attendant and everything vanished from my
sight and all was dark. I felt myself gradually sinking and then
I heard a crash as of falling glass. "What under the sun are you
trying to do at this time of night?" said a familiar voice. "I
thought the ceiling was coming through." I rubbed my eyes and
looked around, I was in my own room. The clock said half past
eight. I had been asleep two hours. No trace of a telescope
remained except perhaps the remains of the microscope which lay
on the floor. It was all a dream. ASI picked up the splinters of
the microscope, I could only exclaim, "How stupid!
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- QQWI 5'-
AN EVENING RECEPTION OF THE HOUSEHOLD ARTISTS OF IQO9
ON TI-IE HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX
The House-boat on the Styx, which has been chronicled so
veraciously by John Henrich Bangs, had become popular as a place
of social resort among the most exclusive set of Hades. Adam,
Noah, Nero, Dr. johnson, P. T. Barnum, Baron Munchausen, and
others of the Illuminate, still frequented its hospitable deck on
special occasions. As the members of the Household Arts depart-
ment of the class of '09 were well known to these illustrious
shades, no trouble was met in obtaining the boat for the annual
reunion. In fact, the Governing Committee of the Boat reported
that they considered the request "an honor of unusual magnitude."
So, on the evening of the event, Charon, having finished his
daily labors as General Transportation Agent of the river Styx,
tied his shallop to the painter of the Boat, of which he was janitor,
in virtue of his peculiar nautical experience. The class had
assembled and were arguing, with great energy, the difference
between a fruit and a vegetable. A former instructor was acting
as judge. Charon caught the last words uttered by that gentle-
man in a convincing tone of voice. "Now just stop and think-
why I had a case like that myself just this last week." The debate
had reached its climax as Marion Shaw was explaining a point, with
emphasis, to Florine Vibberts, the late Editress of the Question
and Answer column of the Ladies' Home Journal,--"who didn't
quite understand," when Nero stepped in and remarked that he
was composing some music for his flute, in the next room, and did
not wish to be disturbed. Margaret Loring signed, for she at once
perceived that her rendering of "I dream't that I Dwelt in Marble
Halls" would have to be postponed.
The dinner progressed with great hilarity. Above the din
could be heard scraps of conversation. "Well, Alice, I hear you
did not teach long." "No, after the first year, I met John, and,
well, with John and the children, my life has been one long study
of Domestic Science."
"No, all the teaching I did was in the Practice School. After
that the hospital, and when I saw Sister Kenway, Matron of the
Children's Hospital, on my calling cards, I reached the height of
Evelyn Cousins, an instructor in the Lowell Textile School,
of the new science, Atomic Aflinity, was heard to say, "No! I
never regret those hours spent in the drawing class. They are in-
valuable to me." Baron Munchausen who was listening at an
open window, turned and left.
"I tried practical domestic science under the name of jones
and later continued the study under the name of Smith, and,
finally, allied myself with the suffragettesf' said Milly Osgood.
"Mildred Moulton and I," said Sadie Kehoe, "devoted our
lives to experimental dietetics under the direction of Professor
Wiley. For instance, we lived six months on the diet of 'fudge'
and 'penuchif finally convincing the world of their great calory
value. So that they were adopted as the standard rations of most
armies, navies, and college girls."
Miss Kehoe's face was that of an enthusiast as she described
the results of those remarkable experiments. "Ladies," she said,
"if these truths had been learned earlier, the whole character of
mankind would have been changed. The first sin would never
have come to the world. For if there had been a plate of fudge in
the garden, Eve would never have been tempted by that apple. In
fact-" just at this point, a shade was heard rushing up the stairs
and a breathless voice cried, "G-Girls, G-G-Girls, this noise is
outrageous! Mr. Whittemore would never give his permission to
such a disturbance!" But as the hands of the clock were pointing
to 9.30 P. M., Miss Stanley was persuaded to join the group and
soon was the noisiest one there.
Some wonder was expressed when it was noticed that one of
the class, Margaret Loring, had disappeared, but the surprise
passed away as soon as it was remembered that it was Friday, and
Margaret had probably taked the first boat home to mother.
One of the number had, finally, become, during her mundane
existence, a great opera singer. While Mabel rendered some of
her former triumphs, the ladies gossiped rapidly.
In one corner, Gladys Nevin, who had become Miss Nicholass'
assistant, was worrying and fussing over a speech she was expected
Louise Kingsbury and julia Fisher were discussing the diffi-
culty they had in taming their natural exuberance of spirits to the
sobriety necessary to clergymen's wives, and how, when they found
this too depressing, they cheered themselves by teaching basketry
to the infants of the parish.
Meanwhile, the girls who had found success in life, as matrons
of Crocker and Normal Halls, were proudly telling all who would
listen, how conditions had improved under their care. "We gave
them hash only once a day and prunes four times a week," Ethel
Merritt responded, "and pickles every other ice cream night,"
Helen Welch added.
The din was so great that some of the reports on their former
life were disjointed, such as Phyllis Swazey, "Heroic work-
assistant Dr. Grenfell-Laboradorl'
And Harriet Collins, " Matrimony-three -times-happy-
Tessie Killelea reported to have had a continually successful
life in her chosed work, hospital dietetics.
Bustling in and out of the groups of girls, with her hands on
her hips and a broad smile, or a look of profound gravity on her
face, helping one girl, dropping a hint to another, was the shade
of the good Mrs. Rogers, the girl's stand-by in time of trouble, in
Hades. as well as the other world.
Suddenly, the room became absolutely dark, and an expectant
silence fell on all. They realized that one of their number, who
was still alive and energetic in the upper world, was to communi-
cate with them. Telepathy had, now, been put on a sure com-
mercial basis. Soon a ghastly violet ray was seen and then a
meek, small voice was heard. "Dear friends! I envy you down
there in your easy tropical life, while I am still up here playing
"chop-choo" with my great-grandchildren. As to my past, Agnes
Follensby and I started a matrimonial bureau together, and, with
my usual "cock-sureness," I registered myself, my first customer."
At this point, someone coughed, and, with a groan of agony, the
light and voice departed. For a minute, all was silent, then jes-
sica's room-mate sighed and began her story.
Her natural talents had received adequate recognition, and
she became the editress of the needle-work department of a
domestic science journal. Later, she became acquainted with a
Professor, who, in some personal research work, discovered in her a
latent talent for domestic life and persuaded her to develop it
under his guidance. Marie, in conclusion, gave a short speech on
"Sinks, as I have known them-Time and method of cleaning."
She expressed her indebtedness for certain of the data to Margaret
Loring, and, especially, to Emily W. Stanley.
Much was added to the enjoyment of the evening, when Ruth
Stoughton, who had become the rival of Miss Farmer in public
demonstration, delivered an address on "Reminiscences of happy
days at Framingham when making eight hundred menus."
This speech was followed by one by Helen Lyman, the world-
renowned professor of Chemistry at Clark University.
Mabel White, as head dietition of the Zoological Department
of Central Park, told from her experiences of the deleterious effect
of feeding raw starch grains to baby elephants.
One of the girls had become noted through the invention of
the celebrated Bullard Soap for laundry purposes. Made of such
a combination of harmless fats and alkalies that when added to
water produced such an effervescence that it amounted almost to
ebullition, keeping the clothes in constant stir, thus doing away
with all need of rubbing.
Marion Bryant, according to prediction, had become instructor
of sewing in Framingham, and, finally, ended her career in that
line by marrying a widower with six children.
Mrs. Bowdenheimer, once Betty Young, told of her expe-
riences in infant feeding, as practised on her own children. "I first
used the modified milk which was then in vogue. Later, my hus-
band invented the tabloid system, which represented the highest
food efficiency in the smallest bulk. My children grew wonder-
fully and were used as public examples of the tabloid method. My
husband did not know, as I did, that the children helped them-
selves liberally from the pantry every day. Theoretically, it is
well for husband and wife to tell each other everything, but prac-
ticallyln here Betty shrugged her shoulders expressively.
None of the tales aroused as much enthusiasm as did Eleanor
Preble's, as she told of her invention of the dirigible-bal1oon-baby-
carriage, which allowed the infantile population with their attend-
ing nurses to float about in the sunlight above the germ-laden
atmosphere of thousands of cities and towns. This invention had
made Eleanor immortal.
Marion Shaw made the final speech, which bears repeating:-
"Ladies of the Household Arts department of the class of 1909,
it is hardly necessary for me to allude to the fact that the distinc-
tion which Framingham has reached in the world was largely due
to the distinguished characters of the individuals of the class of
1909. The fact is known, so it is unnecessary for me to mention it.
Our teachers held us up to the classes coming after, as ideals
to be followed. They simply tried to, imitate us with varying
degrees of success. But could it be otherwise with such teachers
and such material ? What do we not owe to Dr. Lambert for his un-
failing appreciation of us? How our grey matter was stimulated
by Mr. Howe's Socratic method! How we were cheered by the
benignant smile of Mr. Whittemore! And how great our debt to
Miss Nicholass for her unfailing watchfulness over our health-
mental, moral, and physical! Our distinguished lives are their
reward l" A
The reunion is now over. The girls have departed. The lights
on the old boat-house have gone out, one by one. Darkness and
silence have fallen on the river. Occasionally in the distance, can
be heard the muffed oar of some barge crossing from one shore to
the other. Soon all sounds cease and peace and restfulness reign
supreme on the shores of the River Styx.
Christmas Work in the Public Schools
CHRISTMAS work in the public schools, when carefully
graded, may be divided into three parts-stories in connection
with the season, the singing of hymns and the making of Christ-
Great care should be taken in regard to the Christmas stories
told or read. There are two kinds of such stories-those that deal
with the spiritual side and those that deal with the material side of
the season. It does not seem well to me to take one side to the
exclusion of the other, that is, not all the stories should be about
Santa Claus and presents, neither should all be about the Bible
story. I would rather make a point of the latter than the former,
in fact, I would often repeat or read the beautiful description of
the Nativity from the Bible. Such stories tend to elevate and
ennoble the children. They may be used for devotional exercises
and in connection with the language work, while they give the chil-
dren real pleasure. On the other hand, Santa Claus stories in
excess make the children forget the great event which Christmas
commemorates g make them think only of material things, and
unless handled skilfully, will make them selfish. Therefore, while
I would tell both kinds, I would lay more stress on the Bible
stories than on the Santa Claus stories.
Singing is always enjoyable to children, and especially it
should be so at Christmas-time, when their hearts are filled with
joy. It seems to me on this account that the singing of Christmas
hymns should form a part of the month's work. This may be
connected with the stories-a selection from the Bible may be read
while the same day a Santa Claus song may be sung and vice versa.
There are many good hymns that the children in the higher
grades can sing, as "O, Little Town of Bethlehem," "It came
upon the midnight clear," "We three kings of Orient are,"
while the little children can sing simple rote songs as "I heard the
bells on Christmas Day."
Not only does this singing give the children themselves
pleasure, but incidentally it may give great pleasure to others. In
many families there is no Christmas music at home. Think of
the great pleasure the children may give the poor, tired mother,
for instance, by singing to her some of the beautiful Christmas
hymns or carols which they know. Thus the children bring de-
light to others and begin to think of other people.
This spirit should be carried into the making of gifts, which
is a very serious question at this time of the year. The making
of gifts is helpful to the children when it is done with the right
spirit-the spirit that we make gifts because Christ was a gift to
us or because we want to make somebody happy who might not
have a pleasant Christmas otherwise. We, as teachers, must teach
the children that it is not so much the value of the gift that gives
happiness, but it is the thought that some one remembered us and
did something for us that required sacrifice. It is a great delight
to poor children who cannot buy presents to be able to make a
present for mother, father or some one they love. Even those who
have plenty like to make these gifts, as it gives them something to
do with their hands and, as they express it, "make something all
themselves." These articles should, as far as possible, be useful.
This question has its bad aspects also. When the spirit of
"give and take" comes into this work, it hurts the children more
than it helps them. So many people think they must give a
present of the same value as the one they receive, that the spirit
of sacrifice is fast going out. VVe may teach the children that it
is better to give presents to those who cannot have them or to the
sick, and that by doing so they give much pleasure.
Christmas work should not be taken up to the exclusion of
everything else. I believe in letting the children have a good time
making little articles, but I do not think that all other studies
should be neglected. Neither do I think it is right for the teacher
to work hard and tire herself out on these gifts, which are sup-
posed to be the work of the children. Even if one child cannot
make as good a basket, for instance, as another child, let him make
it as well as he can, and he will be pleased because it will be all
his own work.
I do not think I would favor the receiving of gifts from the
children by the teacher. Those who can afford it give these pres-
ents, while those who cannot afford it feel badly and are made
wretched. The teacher may, however, give her children, rich and
poor alike, great pleasure by sharing her gifts with them.
In the schoolroom, there should be a festive Christmas atmo-
sphere, carefully nurtured and directed into the best channels for
the children by the teacher. Thus she can make somebody else
happy at that joyous season and, as a result, be truly happy
herself. M. V. M.
The Old Hermit's Message
QNCE upon a time, many, many years ago, a little old man
lived in a hut in the midst of a large forest. He lived all
alone, and yet he was not lonely, for he had the birds and beasts
of the forest for companions. Now this old man had been very
gay when he was young and had seen very much of life. But he
grew old and discontented and finally, tiring of the world and its
treubles, he retired into the solitude of the woods.
One clay this old man was picking berries when a thought
came to him. He dropped his basket and stood with bent head
and clasped hands, saying: "Shall I ? Shall I?" A voice within
seemed to say, "Do it. Do it." He walked about, and all the
birds, and all the flowers, and all the trees, seemed to say: "Do it.
Be of some use to the world." Finally the old man said, "I will."
Hitherto our friend had thought that he would soon die, but
now he felt his blood leap within him and youth seemed to have
returned. He hastened to his hut and, after he had donned his
best attire, he set out for the court of the king of the land in
which he lived. When he had arrived at the palace he had no
difficulty in obtaining an interview with the king, for the king was
curious to know what had brought the hermit to his court. Burn-
ing with adesire to help his fellow-men, the hermit told the king
the reason he had come. But, alas! the king laughed at him with
scorn and dismissed him. Dismayed by his failure, the old man
resolved to return to his hut, muttering all the while, "No use.
No use." Still that voice seemed to say, "Tell the nobles. Tell
So the poor old man told the nobles, only to be treated by
them as by the king. The voice, it seemed louder now, said:
"Tell the people. Tell the people." And so he told the people,
only to meet with the same result. Discouraged and angry, he
was about to return to his hut, when the voice said: "Fool, the
world is big. See if there is not somebody who will listen to you."
And the old man travelled from nation to nation, from kingdom to
kingdom, and from house to house, but nowhere could he find any-
body to follow his teachings. The old man has never died, for
that voice has ever been urging him on. He has been wandering
through all these centuries, but he has found no one who would
follow his teachings.
Now I know you are curious to know what this old man has
to tell. He has visited you, I am sure, and will visit you time and
again. This is his teaching: "Learn from the Experience of
Others." M. C. H.
State Normal School, Framingham
Mr. Henry VVhittemore ....................................... Framingham
Mr. Frederick VV. Archibald ...................... Greenwood Ave., WValtham
Miss Mary Bennett ...... Framingham' or 1Vestport, Conn., Qsummer address.l
Miss Amelia Davis. . . . . . . . . .
River St., VVest Newton
Miss Lucile French ..... ............... 4 3 Electric Ave., West Somerville
Mr. Frederic YV. Howe ................................ Elm St., Framingham
Miss Jane E. Ireson ...... 'The Lenox" corner Boylston dz Exeter St., Boston
Mr. Edmund Ketchum .........
. . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Roxbury
Dr. Avery E. Lambert ......... ..... 5 Melrose St., South Framingham
Miss Louisa A. Nicholass .....
Miss Lillian A. Ordway .....
Miss Annie B. Penniman .....
Miss Anna L. Moore ....
Miss Mary C. Moore ....
Miss Mary H. Stevens ....
Adams, Isabel Mason ........
Andrews, Constance Veronica ....
Barry, Anna H .................
Bemis, Alice Louise ..........
Blood, Edith V. ...... .
Brown, Emilie Marie ....
Bruce, Anna Inez ....
Bryant, Marion A ........
Bullard, Marian ..............
Burgess, Margaret Goulding..
Burke, Kathryn Clifford .....
Burnett, Berta Marshall .....
Burnett, Frances Alice...
Burr, Nina Marion .........
Cahill, Elizabeth Margaret...
Carr, Mary Elizabeth .......
Clark, Gertrude Livermore ....
Clark, Ruth P ............
Collins, Harriet M ......
Connolly, Mary F ...........
Coolidge, Elizabeth Dowse. . .
Cousens, Grace Evelyn ......
. .Linden St., South Framingham
. . . . . . . . .488 Broadway, Lawrence
. . . . . . . . . .109 Union Ave., South Framingham
..... . . . . . . ...Railroad St., Ashland
. . . .110 NVashington St., Marlborough
. . . . . . . . . .41 Pleasant St., Spencer
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Pleasant St., Mediield
. . . .73 Gleason St., Thomaston, Me.
. . . .' . . . . . .Adams St., West Medway
. . . . . . . . . . . .70 VValker St., Newtonville
- .... 10 Alexander St., South Framingham
.......... 23 Eden Ave., West Newton
. . . . . . . .18 lVater St., Milford
. . . ....... . . .Sudbury
. .......... Village St., Medway
. . . . .Indian Orchard, Springield
. . . . . .57 E. Central St., Natick
. . . . .166 Fremont St., Worcester
. . . .12 Thurston St., Somerville
Crowell, Blanche Weston..
Daniels, Laura Antoinette .....
Deering, Susie Kennedy...
Delay, Julia Mary .......
Drake, Mary Louisa. ....
Drennan, Sara A....
Drummy, Julia I .....
Dwyer, Anna Mary .....
Esten, Agnes Elsie ........
Fallon, Margaret Mary...
Fisher, Julia A ...........
Fiske, Marie Elizabeth ....
Fleming, Cora E. ........ .
Flynn, Mary Gertrude ......
Follensby, Agnes Harriet
Frost, Emma Travis ......
Gaillac, Flora Mildred .....
Garaway, Frances S ......
Gately, Angela Frances...
Gibbons, Mary Louise ........
Gleason, Julia Frances... .
Glennon, Kathryn Marguerite. . . .
Green, Ada G ............... '.
Hanson, Magdalene B .....
Hastings, Julia F .......
Haviland, Jessica ....
Hill, Dorothy M .....
Hinkley, Bertha E. ..... .
Hopkins, Mary Cecelia ....
Hunter, Mary Lincoln .....
Hurley, Mary M .........
Johnson, Edith Caroline...
Kehoe, Sara L ...........
Kelley, Winifred A ........
Kenway, Florence Louise .....
Killelea, Teresa Bernadine.
Kingsbury, Louise ........
Kirkley, Edith Dean ....
Koppman, Mildred L ....
Lee, Annie E ...........
Littlefield, Theo Ethel ....
Loring, Margaret .......
Lowe, Jessie Mildred ....
Lunt, Ruth ...........
Lyman, Helen .........
Lyons, Helena., .......... .
Mathewson, Beatrice Irene.
Mathews, Mary Frances ....
. . . . .51 Church St., Rockland
. . . . .VVinslow's Mills, Me.
.. . . . . .32 Line St., Somerville
.. . . .61 1-2 Summer St., Natick
. .... 116 Adams St., Newton
....82 Munroe St., Norwood
.........145 Elm St., Amesbury
...l99 Washington St., Gloucester
. . . . . . . . .20 VVinnemay St., Natick
. . . .25 Barclay St., XVorcester
....11 South St., Marlborough
.- ...... 16 High St., Natick
. . . .113 Blossom St., Chelsea
. . . 153 River St., VVaItham
....62 South St., Marlborough
.. . . . . .Wlarren St., Brookline
. . . . .5 Thoreau St., Concord
. . . . . . . . .8 Bacon St., Milford
. . . .130 South St., W'cstborough
. . . . . . . .664 Main St., YVinchester
.. . . . . . . . . .43 Franklin St., Clinton
. . .27 Greene Ave., Norwich, Conn.
Loker St., Natick
74 VVashington St., Holliston
. . . . . . . . . .3 Grant St., Concord
. . . . 11 Putnam St., Vllest Newton
.70' Bolton St., Marlborough
.....6044 Main St., lVorcester
. . . . . . . . . .85 Lombard St.. Newton
44 King St., XVorcester
62 Lincoln St., South Framingham
. .784 South Main St., Hebronville
. . . . . . . . . . .478 East St.. Dedham
......Greenwood Ave., Greenwood
....423 Adams St., No. Abington
.19 Crescent Ave., Newton Center
. . . . . .147 Granite Ave., East Milton
Florence St., Hudson
.. .... 23 Sedgvick St., Janiaica Plain
. . . . . . . . .391 Middle St.. Fall River
. . . .23 XVillow' St., lVestborough
McKeen, Nina M .............
McKennelly, Katherine F .....
McNeil, Margaret Gilchrist..
Merchant, Mary V ...........
Merritt, Ethel E ..........
Moulton, Mildred E .........
Niven, E. Gladys ...... . .....
Norris, Eva Salter ........
O,Connor, Annie .....
Orton, Louise ........
Osgood, Millie E ......
Phillips, Ethel Maude ......... ....
Plummer, Edith Almira .........
Powers, Katherine Anastatia
Preble, Eleanor Chapman .....
Quackenbush, Mary Teresa. ..
Reardon, Lillian Margaret ....
Richards. Bertha 1Vood ......
Ritch, Mabel ................
Robbins, Marguerita Louise...
Rourke, Margaret Christina...
Russell, Ethelyn Josephine...
Ruth, Louise Agnes ...........
Sanborn, May .............
Sanborn, Stella Veasey .....
Shaw, Marion Bartlett ....
Sinclair. Marion E ......
Stoughton, CRuth ........
Sullivan, Grace Lillian ......
Swasey, E. Phyllis ...........
Thrasher, Laura Fairbanks...
Traill, Annie H. .- ........... .
Vibberts, Florine C ......
Wfallis, Grace Eugenia .......
VVelch, Helen C ..............
VVentworth, Elizabeth Lord. . .
W'hite, Mabel Frances ........
White, Mildred Emery .....
Winter, Blanche Natalie .....
Young, Helen Elizabeth ....
. . . . . .28 Central St., Saxonville
. . . . .81 VValcott St., Hopkinton
. . . . .12 Elm St., VVestborough
. . . . .51 Wlashington St., Hudson
. . . . . . . .788 Main St., Winchester
Murray, Katherine Emily ..... .
.419 Main St., Concord Junction
. .10 Princeton St., XVorce'ster
.. . .1187 N. Union St., Rockland
. . . . . . . 18 Palmer St., Waltham
Oak St., Greenfield
. .1Vorthington Road, Huntington
1 South Park St.. Hanover, N. H.
....55 Tennyson St., Somerville
. . . .57 East Central St., Natick
............Moody St., Waltham
. . . .18 Grand View Ave., Somerville
F. . ....... .... S o. 'Woodstock, Ct.
.. . .109 Prince St., West Newton
.. . . .110 VVhipple St., Fall River
. . ..................... Kendal Green
. . . . . .120 Olive St., New Haven, Conn.
Belvidere Ave., So. Framingham
. . . . . . . .Patten's Hill, Amesbury
....36 Maple Ave., Bridgewater
. . . . . . .Homer Ave., Ashland
.12 Norwood St., Winchester
. . ............................ Millis
.299 Pleasant St., Marlborough
. . . .50 Main St., Manchester, Conn.
. . . . . . . .19 Howard St., WValtham
. . . .11 Foster St., Somerville
. .91 Tudor St., Chelsea
. . . . .4 Mechanic St., Spencer
. . . . . . 19 Church St., Milford
....11 Blake St., Westborough
. . . . .395 Chestnut St., Clinton
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