Mount Vernon High School - Hoop Pole Yearbook (Mount Vernon, IN)

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' " -- ' " ' i .-r! Gc 977.20: MS65h 1914 QB ' immmmw 3 1833 02463 4906 Gc 977.202 ri865h 1914 The Hoop pole i ML. JNDIANA COLLECTION 5 ' Tf ■ ' ' 9 10 22 2 To our friend, Siipt. E. J. Llewelyn, this number ot The Hoop-Pole is gratefully dedicated by the Class of Nineteen Hundred Fourteen. Allen County Public Libra™ 900 Webster Street PO Box 2270 Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270 E. J. LLEWELYN Superintendent City Public Schools. QUALIFICATIONS. A. B. Degree, Earlham College, 1907. A. M. Degree, Indiana University, 1910. Graduate Student, Columbia Uni- versity. State Professional License. State Life License. County Institute Instructor. Public Speaker. EXPERIENCE. District School, one year. Grades, two years. Superintendent Schools, Fishers, Ind., 1898-1901 Superintendent Schools, Arcadia, Ind., 1901-1905. Superintendent Schools, Sheridan, Ind., 1905-1911. Professor of Education, Earlham College, Summer Term 1907. County Institute, since CONTENTS. Page. Frontispiece 3 Dedication 4 Board of Education 6 Faculty 7 High School Building 11 Superintendent ' s Office 12 Editorial 13 Editorial Staff 14 Business Staff 15 Seniors 16 Class History 2 9 Class Prophesy 32 Class Will 36 Class Poem 3 8 Clasrs Song 3 9 Class Play 4 Address of the Class President 4 4 Class of 1915 45 Class of 1916 46 Class of 1917 47 Literary The Haunted House 49 The Jap and the Diamond 53 Dick Crawford 57 Defeat of the Hindu ' s Wit 59 Manual Training 6 2 Cooking 63 Sewing 6 4 Commercial Room 65 Science Room 6 6 Music and Art Drawing Room 6 8 Glee Club 69 Orchestra 71 Debating 72 Elocution 7 6 Oratory 7 7 Discussion 7 8 Athletics 7 9 Indoor Track 81 Big Six 82 Basket Ball 84 Alumni 85 Jokes 98 Advertisements 2058394 CHAS. T. JOHNSON, President HERMAN ROSENBAUII, Secretary. REV. PAUL PRESS, Treasurer. Board of Education S. E. SHIDRLER, Principal, History and Civics. EXPERIENCE. Tauglit in District and Grade Scliools, eight years. Princiapl of Ward City School for several years. Teacher in Mount Vernon High School, five years. County Superintendent of Posey County since Feb 16, 1914. QUALIFICATIONS. Private Normal School, two years. Graduate, Indiana State Normal School, 1908. Student Chicago University, Sum- mer Quarter, 1912 and 1913. Elected County Superintendent of Posey County, Feb. 10, 1914. He is a friend of boys and girls, and will make an excellent County Superintendent. QUALIFICATIONS. B. S. Degree, Valparaiso Univer- sity, 1905. Ped. B. Degree, Valparaiso, Uni- versity, 1907. A B. Degree, Indiana University, 1909. (Philosophy ) A. M. Dsgree, Indiana University, 1912. (Education.) Assistant to Dr. Carl H, Eigen- mann on exploring e.xpedition to British Guiana, 1908. EXPERIENCE. District Teacher, two years. Teacher in Township High Schools, three years. Superintendent of Schools, Bre- men, Indiana, two years, 1909- 1911. Teaching Fellow, School of cation, Indiana Univer.:ity, two years, 1911-1913. Member of Summer School Facul- ty, School of Education, Indiana University, 1912. Principal of High School, Mount Vernon. Indiana, since Septem- ber, 1912. G. EDWARD BEHRENS, Science. fACULTY QUALIFICATIONS. Graduate, Indiana State Normal School, 1909. Student, Indiana University, Sum- mer Session, 1910. Student, Chicago Univer:;ity, Sum- mer Quarter, 1913. EXPERIENCE. Teacher in District Schools, Grade Schools, Junior High School, and Senior High School. MARY E, S.MITH, English and Public Speaking. EXPERIENCE. Teacher in Grade Schools, two years. Head of Commercial Department, High School, four years. QUALIFICATIONS. Michigan State Normal, three terms. Graduate, Teachers ' Course, Ann Arbor Shorthand School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. poor they that have no patience. CHESTER E. SAXDEPUR, Mathematics. A. B. Franklin College, ' 11. HORTKXSE VIRGIMA HALE, Ijatiii. A. B. DePauw University, ' 13. CAROLINE I. HIRSCHV, German. A. B, " Cum magna laude " Indi ana University, ' 13. DORA PREXZEL, Household Arts and English. Student Indiana State Normal School. Student Chicago University, Summer Quarter, ' 13. HARRY H. CAI.VKRT, Manual Training and Mathematics. A. B. DePauvv University, ' 13. LOUIS B. STIXNP]TT, .Science. Student Indiana University. MAY nORSKY, Music and Drawing. Graduate SoutViern Illinois State Normal School, Carbondale, Illi- nois, ' 09. Graduate Indianapolis Conser vatory of Music, ' 13. NELLIE E. BLUE, Olflce nei k and General Assistant Graduate Commercial Course, OvO : n Exit Faculty God ' s best gift to us is not things, but opportunities.- THE (JKEEX CAHPKT. What most workin ' men need is a S-hour night. EDITORIAL. In the preparation of this volume we, the editors, have not had an easy task. But now that our work is over and after our best efforts have been ex- pended, we feel that we can be proud of our production. It has been our endeavor to faithfully portray the life of the school — the life in school, and the outside activities. Although our work may not be en- tirely pleasing to all, we are sure that the roajority of our readers will sustain us in our effort. We wish to thank all who have helped us in any way — the members of our class and especially those who are not as vitally interested — the under- classmen. We wish also to extend our most grateful thanks to Miss Smith and Mr. Llewelyn for their untiring efforts in our behalf. In conclusion, we think we can safely say that we have reached a high mark of perfection. We leave to the next year ' s class the task of setting a higher mark if possible. EDITORIAL STAFF. Thayne S. Williams Editor-in-Chief Richard Miller Literary Walter O ' Neal Athletic Aleen Calvert Hoii ' iehold Arts Ruth Hall Typist Lloyd Sugg Oratory and Debating Elwood Burlison Manual Training Wilhelmina Jeffries Music Eugene Fuhrer Discussion Fred Welborn Jokes Louise Dexheimer Alumni Mary Wilsey Reading There ' s several other things that are jus pick out a purty necktie. as important as being able f BUSINESS STAFF, Van W. Whiting .Business Manager Assistants. Lucille Hardwick- Edith Highman Mary Kreie CuUeu Sugg. Read our advert our advertisers. CLASS OFFICERS. President Marcus AUdredge Secretary Wary Kreie Treasurer Leali Suddoth Class Motto — To-night we set sail, where shall we anchor. Class Colors — Emerald Green and White. Class Flowers — Pearl Rose. No wind serves him who has no destined port. MAUdS AI.LDRELGE " Mark. " Class Pre ident, Debating. " For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope. " KUBY ALLYN, ■Nothing endures but personal GRACE BARTER. " Oracle. " " Not much talk, — a great, eet silence. " ALICE BEHRICK " Don ' t you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt. " Nobody kin be as obnoxious as a educated tool. ELWOOD BURMSOX. Hoop-pole Staff. " I profess not talkin; only thi Let each one do his best " ALEEN CALATERT, Hoop-pole Staff, Glee Club. " Her very frowns arc fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are. " IVAX CARSON, " Tub. " Debating. " The applause of listening ates to command. " l;ELIA CORPREY, Glee Club. " With modest dignity and calm content. " CARLENA COWEN, Glee Club. " Charm strikes the sight, but erit wins the soul. " LOUISE DEXHEIMER, Huop-pole Staff, Glee Club. " For she is just the quiet kind Whose nature never varies " WILLIAM EDSON, " Rat Biscuit. " " For he by geometric scale Could take the size of pots of ale. And wi ely tell what hour o ' th ' day The clock does strike by Algebra. EUGENE FUHRER. " Deacon. " Hoop-pole Staff, Debating, Orehef tia. " Like a peach that ' s got the yel- lows, With the meanness bustin ' out. " The fellow who kr IS it all never faii.s to tell just a little more. nVTH HALL. Hooii-polo Staff, Class Play, Glee Club. " You shall never take her with- out her answer, unless you take her without her tongue. " TACII.E H.ARDWICK, " Sa lie. " Class Play, Hoop-pole Staff. " The fair, the chaste, and unex- pressive the. " .ALBERT HKK.M.W. Hasket Ball, Track. On their own merits, modest EDITH HIGHALW, " Edii. " Hoop-iiole Staff, Class Day. Glee Club. " A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded, A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded. All men are more or less foolish, but some manage to conceal it. WII HKLMIXA JKFFRIF.S, " Miiia. " Hoop-pole Staff, Glee Club. ■What statue is- she of? Iu«t as high as my heart. " HAROLD JOHNSON, Football, ' 12, Track. " I grew up in the field, and a man like me trouble! himself lit- tle about a million men. " LESLIE JOHNSON, Track. ' Tis good when a man loves the land. " MARY KREIE, na.s.s Secretary, Hoop-pole Staff, Glee Club. " Not stepping o ' er the bounds of modesty. " RICHARD LAMB, " Sheepy. " " I never knew so young a body ith so old a head. " FIELDON McFADDEN, " Puffy. " Football, ' 12. ■ ' My life is one dem ' d horrid rind. " THOMAS MEISSXER, " Tom. " " ' Tis no shame to be bad, be- cause ' tis so common. CLIFFORD MERCHAXTHOISE, " Rip. " Football, " 11, ' 12. " It is good to lengthen to the last a sunny mood. " RICHARD MILLER, " Dick. " Hoop-pole Staff, Debating. ' I am not in the roll of com- n men " WALTER O ' NEAL, Hoop-polp Staff, Basketball, Track. " Rugged strength and radiant beauty — Thefe were one in Nature ' s plan; Humble toil and heavenward fluty— These will (orm the perfect man. NELL REESE. " Eyes too expressive to be blue, Too lovely to be grey. OSCAR RIES, Debating. " He has a head which statu- aries love to copy. " Think as though your thoughts were visible to all about you. JOHN KOBISDN, " Johnny. " II not budge for any man ' s HELEN ROWE, Glee Club. ' A child of our grandmother NORMA SAILER. ' Buxom, blithe and debonair. MINNIE SANDER. " She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen. " JESSIE SCHIERBAUM. " The devil hath not, in all his quiver ' s choice, an arrow tor the liearl like a sweet voice. " LEAH SUDDOTH, " Suddy. " Class Treasurer, Class Play, Or- chestra, Glee Club. " Untwisting all the chains that tie the hidden soul of harmony. " CULLEN SUGG. " Culley. " Hoop-pole Staff. have immortal longings LLOVD SUGG, " Doc. " Hoop-pole Staff " , Class Play, De- bating. " A girl is only a girl, but a good cigar is a smoke. " It takes a born diplomat to hide his ignorance in a smile. SYBIL SWIXERTOX, " Sibby. " " Her virtue and the conscience of her worth, Tliat would be wooed, and not un- sought be won. CECIL THOMAS. " Gentle of speech, beneficient of mind. " LOLA TISCHEXDORF. Glee Club. " Her eyes as Stars of twilight fair. Like Twilight ' s, too, her dusky FRED WELBORX. Hoop-pole .Staff. . worthy gentleman, exceed- ly well read. " LEONA WELBOKN, " Lonie. " Glee Club. " Blest with plain reason, am ith sober sense. " V.iN W. WHITIXG, " Burrhead. " Husine.s.s Manager of Hoop-pole, Class Play, Football, ' 10, ' 11. " Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics. " GKACE WILLIAMS. " iMi; tress of herself, though China fall. " THAVXE SMITH WILLIAMS, " Babe. " i; litoi ' -in-Chief ol Hoop-pole, Class Pla.v, Basketball, Track. " No torment is so bad as love. " Patience is a splendid virtue — in others. MAKV WILSEY. H(.oi)-i ole Staft, Class Play, Read- er at Big Six, ' 13, Glee Club. " She hath prosperous art When she will play with reason and discourse, And well she can persuade. " JOHN WIXGO. " The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us. " CHARLES ZERGIKBEL, " Chalky. " ' Men of few words are the best ALBERT ZISPANN, " Zubbie. " " I never found the limit of my capacity for work. " Jt always pays to be honest. If it doesn ' t pay, it pay? somebody else. CLASS HISTORY. Introduction. THE CASTLE OP LEARNING — Now Tim the Terrible was baron of the Castle of Learning in the year 1310. He hud also been baron since 1904. but 1910 was a momentous date. Tim had, ever since his accession to the title, been assaulted every six months by a horde of barbarians from the norih. After Eome time he had become accustomed to this, and laid traps for each succeeding horde of invaders. He left his castle open and seemingly unguarded, but, when the army was safe within the walls, it would be assaulted, beaten down, and given over to the most terrible punihments. Tim had changed his great court- room into a vast hall where all the captives could be assembled and given a tongue-lashing. His mighty warriors when the strife was over, were turned over to officers of the Inquisition who meted out punishment in the various state-rooms. PREPARATION FOR THE BATTLE.— For six months now the castle had been moving on peacefully. But Tim was crafty and made his preparations well before hand and so was ready for the invasion of 1910. CHAPTER 1. THE WAR OF 1910. — In the year 1910 there as.sailed the Castle of Learn- ing, an army of barbarians, some seventy strong The van guard attack?d in January, and the main army in September. Since this was the large t single army which had ever invaded his little province, Tim was taxed to the utmost to subdue the barbarians. After a struggle lasting altogether about two weeks, the savages were finally subdued. The castle then threw off its warlike ap- pearance, turned into a prison, and the Inquisition was set to work. Now in addition to the cast ' e some parts of the baronial estate were still intact. In one section of these lands , football was indulged in and two of the members, i. e., " BURHEAD " and Hinkley gained great fame and honor there. Just at this time also an unruly captive, named " RATBISCUIT " was sent here from Terre Haute to be looked after. And " Rat " began to show liis abiliiy to govern the ' hard grained ' muses of the cube and square. Thus passed the first year of imprisonment away. CHAPTKR 2. MONTIE THE MIGHTY.— Now in the year 1911, Baron Tim fell heir to other estates, for to the north, and Montie the Mighty succeeded to his titles. It was well that so strong a leader was secured, for the invading armies of the hereafter were both brave and mighty. Montie also changed his little garrison so that they were well-nigh impregnable. Now Montie was ret upon subduing the captives, so he arranged for a field meet — where all the brave knights and squires could show their athletic abilit.v — with live other great baronages. This was called the Big Six. In conjunction therewith were oratorical contests and the glory and honor secured thereby were sufficient to subdue all unruly cap- tives. Another form of Inquisition al o put into force — debating. In this trial, a person was forced to say intelligible sentences with the view of proving an argument, while his knees knocked together, and his tongue clove to the roof of his mouth because of the jeering crowd. " Tubby " the great won many laurels in this pursuit. " Burhead " and Hinkley were again the heroes of foot- THE DUNGPJON. — In the early months of 1912 the dungeon in the lower regions of the ca;tle was opened and Manual Training was thrust upon the male warriors. Elwood, Robison, and Ratbiseuit were the shining lights therein. THE PASSING OF COMRADES. — Several of the bold little army were at this time (1011-12) sent to other ca:tles to enter different pursuits. Some also escaped from captivity and returned to their homes and the band shrank visibly in number. CHAI ' TEU :?. THE CHANGE FROM BARBARISM.— In the latter part of the year 1912 the old baronage had changed little. True, a new keeper of the dungeon was secured and another dungeon was also opened in which the girls could practice cookery — but these were the only changes. Not until the year after did the remnants of the great army understand the reason of their retention in the castle. They realized that Montie was endeavoring to change them from ba e savages to civilized personages. So, the Inquisition did not appear so formi- dable, and tasks became on the whole, easier. DEEDS AND AQUISITIONS. — The little band secured at this time three notable acquisitions from the north and south — these were Calvert, CorOrey and Wilsey. The first was comely, the second tall, and the third wise This same Wilsey, in fact became the reader at the Big Six. " Tubby " again won a place on the debating team. Robison and Burlison worked wonders in the dun- geon and their products were sent far to the eastward — even to Philadelphia — and there received many prizes. Ratbiseuit demonstrated his superiority in mathematics and the sciences and his one hundred in Physics will long be re- membered. During this period several of the group — Streeby, Griess, DouglKs and a few more refused to be civilized and so their terms were extended. Several of these personages were also picked up in the advancement — namely, Rip, " Puffy " and Harold. On the other hand t;om • of the warriors became civilized fo quickly as to rise from the marses and join this illustrious band. These cre Fritz, Cullie, Leah, Burlison and Grace Williams. CH. PTER 4. GREATER CHANGES AT THE BARONAGE.— At last in September 1913, the now almost civilized band entered upon their last year of captivity. In the mean time, Montie had fallen heir to a larger kingdom to the north, and Sir Schideler became the baron The garrison was also changed. Two new names were now added to the ro:ter — O ' Neal of athletic fame, and Barter, charmer of hearts. ORGANIZATION OF THE CLASS OF ' 14. — The little band had been, up to now, unorganized. So December 11, 1913, leaders were elected that the army might be able to cope with the barbarians in the hereafter. So, Marcus All- dredge was elected general-in-chief and Mary Kreie and Leah Suddoth were made his lieutenants. DEMONSTRATIONS OF CIVILIZATION. — Th-j band, also in order to show their civilization, did a great many things in the latter months of 1913 and up to May, 1914. The first o£ these was in debating where Miller, Fuhrer, Carson, Alldredge, Ries, and Sugg composed the two debating teams. A higher pro- ficiency was ako shown in the presentaaon of the play " Out Of Town " — Wilsey, Suddoth, Highman, Hall, Hardwick, Whiting, Sugg and Williams demonstrated the general advancement of the class therein. Another demonstration was in printing of the Hoop Pole. This is a ast chronicle of the doings of the castle, in the past, present, and future; so as to inspire future armies with the glory of this famous forty and eight. Up to this time it had been the custom of the previous groups to secure emblems by which to know one another in later life But this clas-s realizing that such distinguishing marks were entirely unne.: ' es- 3ary, refused to abide by this custom and thus set a notable precedent. ATHLETICS. — In athletics little was done this year. A basket ball team was started with O ' Neal as captain, but it was doomed to failure. Hermsen and O ' Neal represented their brothers in the Indoor Track. The two will also be present at the Quadrangle. CONCLUSION. — Now the chronicle of this noble band is over. Only a short time remains until they must fight their way through the many battles in the great world outside. Some may tail, but the majority will succeed. Thess failures even may be spurred on to success when they read of the deeds of their comrades. They hope that the other captives in that great castle will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and endeavor to reach the high standard which has been set by them, THAYNE SMITH WILLIAMS, ' 14. CLASS PROPHECY. A high tower stood straight and alone by the wild sea. From the topmost point, a light shone out upon (he dark, ever frothing and foaming waters. With- in this light chamber there sat a man, preu.alurely aged — very tall, with stoop- ing shoulders. His straggly locks had decided to part company some years before, and fell in a mas? about his long, pale face. His great hands worked on and on, otherwise his body seemed lifeless. Presently he gave a great sigh and leaned back in his chair — his feet sliding along the floor several feet, thus allowing his head to rest against the back of his chair. He shut his eyes and sat thus for a long time, resting as only a man who has worked unceasingly both night and day can rest. A long time passed — he opened his eye: — the clock struck out ten muffled stroke?. As he arouseci himself, his eyes fell on a calendar on the opposite wall — it was the night of May 21, 1939. He went to work, going over his invention, part by part — putting them to- gether with unusual care. He stepped back and surveyed it with the eyes of a fond parent. At last it was completed — thi? great telegraph — a thing the iike of which the world had never heard, a thing he had given years of his life to accomplish. Yes, and he would try it tonight. A bright light came to his blue eyes. " Jove! " he muttered, " it has been exactly twenty-five years. Ha, Ha, That night we set sail, where have we an- chored? I have never had time to find where they have anchored, but to-night ' - " , it was a cue to him, tempting him to im.mediate action. " Go, " he commanded, " and bring me a message of Ivan Carson. " For fully a minute the mass of minute mechanism buzzed alarmingly and weird looking electric currents raced along the maMc which enclosed his fore- head. His eyes riveted upon the sensitive chemical plate before him — his very breath and heart throbs seemed to move in unison with the throbs of the pro- duction. Would he succeed, or would his work be naught — squan lered work? The next minute would decide. The telepegraph gradually slowed down and stopped. The inventor with heart in his mouth leaned over the plate on which were written some peculiar hieroglyphical markings. " Thank God, " he muttered, " I ' ve succeeded. Bill Ed on, the fool of yes- terday ,will be the tage of to-morrow. One per.sou of that cla s has succeeded Let ' s see about the rest of them. " With perfect ease he read the apparently untranslatable sentences before him. " Ivan Carson — brilliantly took up the study of law and finished the course; but, disgusted with the present day political corruption, he never attempted to practice his profession. He is now running a hamburger stand on the corner of Fourth and Main, Mt. Vernon, Indiana. " A good Matured smile spread over the encephalic features of the electrical wizard. " By Jove, ' he muttered, " ihat ' s interesting. Let ' s hear about — well, let me see — Van Whiting. " The machine, part mental and part electrical, again took up its work un- flinchingly and the operator read the results. " Van Whiting is i Iajor General of the United States army. Rising from the ranks of the local militia by per- severance, he now holds a lofty place in the military world He displayed great abilitj, as a strategist, in the sweeping suffragette strife of this country; but he possessed a yellow streak — when it came to dealing with women — he fell — and refused to strike against them. " " Harold Johnson, " whispered the operator eoftly. " Harold Johnson — Paris society — cards — wine — dancing — gambling; — money all gone. He kicked over the table at which he lost his last cent and the prodigal son made one home run. He is now head manager of the Farniers- ville Grocery Company. " It ' s better to give an ' take than it " Now Lloyd Su«g and Rkliard .Miller and " " Lloyd Sugg is a famous horse doctor. He has a large practice among the farmers and stock raisers and is becoming wealthy. Richard Miller was made a member of the national legilalure and aitpointed as speaker of the house His debating ability has never left him and consequently he has a very Lon- trolling influence. " With an electric flash this record was replaced by another — a record of war, of international disturbance — " Young Huerta, failing to profit by his fath- er ' s experience again defies the Ihiited States " Here the inventor impatiently cliecked the machine, muttering, " Why should I be interested in the endless wars of our neighbors? " Then through the night he sent the call " ' 14, ' 14, 1914 — go and bring ;ne a me sage of all the rest of that illusti-ious class. " With a spasmodic dash, the great metaphysical machine again resume.l its mysterious work. " Eugene Fuhrer, now rightfully Deacon, is a famous evangelist and re- ligious reformer. He has written several books, his most famous being " Puri- fication, " " Immortality, " and " Belterment of Student Life. " " Fred Welborn, encouraged by his success as joke editor of the annual, is a famous humorist. He humors his partner, who is a militant suffrage leader, by making fires, cooking three meals daily, washing the dishes, sweeping, scrub- bing, feeding the bird and cat, beating rugs, ironing, and working up thril ' ing suffrage speeches, hauling " " Stop, " roared the inventor, " continue with the other;. " Marcus Alldredge, the woman hater, remained so until he finished college because he kept out of their way. But one day on his way to his office, where crowds awaited him daily seeking medical advice, he stopped a runaway hor se. Much to his embarrassment he found there was a " girl in the case. " The jirl had deep blue eye; — Marcus succumbed. " " Mary Wilsey, the high school speaker, has taken up the cross of woman suffrage and stumps the United States in behalf of her cause. She is not an advocate of militant suffrage, instead, she realizes the latest power of her tongue and gains thousands of votes daily. " " Grace Barter, the youngest of the great class, went through college and graduated there as the youngest. She was then rewarded with a position as manager of a new department in the college — the department of the Psychology of the Heart She is a great success, as this requires a great deal of talking in one ' s sleep. " " Mary Kreie has made a brilliant record as a typist. She holds a high po- sition in Baltimore and prefers being a business woman above everything else. " " Aleen Calvert and Edith Highman went through Indiana University to- gether. During their senior year they were encountered by an aviator one day while walking in the country. They v ent for a ride with him (the man was Culleu Sugg) and both fell desperately in love. CuUen married his school girl ideal, Edith, and they are very happy except when Edith ' s old spirit of mischief asserts itself. But Cullen has learned to parry her attacks by calm and smiling indifference. Aleen hasn ' t spoken to Edith since. She occupies herself by teach- ing kindergarten in the High School and wearing better clothes than Edith. This department has been added to the old H S. for the benefit of the present day Seniors. " Now the inventor was surprised by a rustling as of wings and he feared that a message was coming from above. As this was followed by a muffled. " Ytep, yeep, " he came to earth and translated " Thayne Williams, great chicken grower . He heard his calling and followed. He is trying to better conditions tor chickens, having gotten a law passed that chickens shall not be eaten any more in Indiana. He lives out on The surer you are o ' being right these days th ' harder it is t ' git ahead. the traction, or rather his chickens do. Aleen gave him the cold shoulder years ago because she decided that Thayne loved his chickens better than " his wren. " " Helen Rowe, a great Romanticist — awoke one day to find that she had eloped with Albert Zuspann. Albert Is delivery boy at Klein Wasem ' s and expects to be made a silent partner soon. " " Leah Suddoth has made great use of her talent. She is on a vaudeville circuit, playing and dancing by turns. " And so they came — one and one — never ceasing — those messages of the wonderful class. William gave a great sigh, but it was a sigh of satisfaction and vibrated with joy. " Leslie JohnTon and Fieldon McFadden are living in iheir bachelor apart- ments in Chicago, seemingly well contented. " " Thomas Meisuer is a noted heavy-weight prize fighter. He has set a record equal to that of Fitzsimmons or Corbett and is preparing to meet Jack Arthur Johnson at Reno, next summer. " " Minnie Sanders was a country school teacher in Jlissouri. A few months ago the was tried in St. Louis court for spanking one of her pupils a little too hard, and consequently lo;t her position. " " Norma Sailor is a patent medkiiie peddler. She sells only one kind of medicine, which is a flesh reducer. However, she doesn ' t place herself as an advertisement for the virtue of her drug. " " Louise Dexheimer is in the bakery business:. She bakes and delivers bread during the day and teaches the tango at night. She attributei her ability in the former to the domestic science department of the Mt. ' ernon High School and the latter to the hours when she should have been preparing her his- tory lesson. " " John Robinson " — The inventor leaned over and looked at the plate, for there seemed to be a disturbance as if two forces were acting — " After gradua- tion went west and became a cowboy. After several years of ranch life, he re- J; ., turned home to find that his Ideal had purchased a large ranch in Texas. There was nothing in Mt. Vernon for him — so now he and Lola Tichendcrf are herd- ing cattle and raising sheep some place near Galveton. This tells its own story. " " Lelia Cordrey and John W:ngo are traveling with a large circus as the tall woman and the short man. They are the principal attractions of the wliole affair. " Oscar Reis, several years after graduation, married an Indian squaw and took one hundred sixty acres of land in Oklahoma. With the exception of a little trouble with his father-in-law he is getting along very well. " " Albert Hermsen, after graduation, responded to the call of nature and is now one of the prosperous farmers about Caborn " " Ruth Hall was a great success in the Class play. She has tried numerous things and at last hit upon those which suit her best. She teaches her hus- band domestic science during the day and gives Punch and Judy shows at night. " " Sybil Swinerton plays the piano at the Empress and teaches music. She is said to be a good music teacher and may make a name for herself yet. pro- vided a well meaning fellow who has been hanging around her home lately doesn ' t step in and bring her career to a close. " " Carlena Cowen has surprised the world. Her mother decided she would put her farm in Carlena ' s hands. Carlena never did like the farm and to escape this dreadful calamity she imitated the picture shov and went to the " city. " She now runs a beauty shop on Fifth avenue and Walter O ' Neal is her partner — they have both anchored. " ' " Grace Williams went to New York to visit Carlena some time after, and when she returned her hair was a most beautiful auburn. She has never for- A stroke of good luck is worse for some people than a stroke of lightning. gotten how to use her eyes. She has Charles Zergiebel infatuated with them. Charles is a sport — graduated from college and has established a record for entertaining ladies. " " Lucile Hardwick is a joint partner in the McCallister Auto Company. She took out shares several years ago. The company is booming because of Lucile ' s advertising ability. She received her early businers training as a mem- ber of the ' 14 Annual Business Staff. " " Richard Lamb is Socialist Governor of Indiana. He has succeeded in getting a bill passed, ' All school children recite only when they feel like it. ' " ' Jessie Schierbaum and Cecil Thomas have built a large home and s. ni- tarium for homeless dogs and cats and for orphans But it is said that some of the orphans are as old as they are. They have also founded a Royal Hu- mane society, over which they elected as president Wilhelmina Jeffries, who long ago gave up in despair in her career of teaching A B C ' s backwards and ventured upon the matrimonial career. " " Clifford Merchanthouse went out West some years ago. He was pros- pering in bu;iness, lien alas for Rip I A very beautiful girl came to the town one day. Rip became infatuated with her name (it was Gheressa De Marquet) and as her helper, the man, who started the fire under the balloon, to form the gas, was sick, she lured Rip to take his place. Since then he has gradually ad- vanced until now he startles the world in his trapeze acting high in the air. He boasts that his parachute has never failed to open. " " Ruby AUyn has startled the world by her singing. She began by .singing in Choruses. Finally a wealthy bachelor discovered her and sent her to Europe to have her voice cultivated. She now sings for the Royalty of every country. " " Alice Behrick is an artist. She felt so a hamed that the Senior ciass could not furnish an artist that she decided to take up art. Her greatest and latest work is called the " Frying Pan and the Man " She U living in single blessedness, having disdainful ' y scorned all offers of marriage. " " Elwood Burlison is in the Philippines. He taught school there a number of years. One day, becoming restless, he walked five cigarettes into the country. A native chief of the mountain savages seized him, bound him and carried him away to his colony. Elwood was forced to marry the daughter of the chief. At the present moment he sits upon the water ' s edge and looks longingly toward the old U. S. and the freedom that he used to know. " Leona Welborn took up the study of Forestry. She makes tours through the IJ .S. and lectures upon the sin of cutting down trees. Her motto is " Oh Woodman Spare That Tree. " She is one of Uncle Sam ' s mo:t valuable work- ers. " " Nell Reese travels with " The Seven Southerland Sisters. " She sits in show windows for well known drug s;ores to display — what that famous hair tonic has done for her hair. She is a great friend of Carlena Cowen ' s beauty establishment. " " The inventor ' s interest was so much involved in the lives of his class- mates that he hadn ' t noticed how rapidly they had passed, and only until the plate cea:ed its revolutions did he realize that he was alive, that human emo- tions, ambitions, and endeavors are real and different, that all life, in spite of that fact is one rolling, surging mass which is being swept down the stream of years to one destiny, and greatest of all — that his class was in that masi a prominent and inspiring factor, the renown of which had overshadowed that of all other claimants. And the telepathic message which he sent on the wings of night to the remainder of that illustrious number was thus: " How glad I am that I graduated with tiiat fame aspiring class of 1914. " MARY WILSEY, MARCUS ALLDREDGE. Seems like th ' folks that have the least use for knowledge 2058394 CLASS WnLL. We, the class of nineteen hundred fourteen, being about to leave this sphere, in full possession of a sound mind, memory, and understanding, do malte and publish this, our last will and te-tament, hereby revoking and making void all other former wills by us at an time heretofore made. As to such estates it has pleased the Fates and our own merits to give us, we do dispose of the same as follows, viz : Item. To the Juniors we bequeath a book entitled " How to act and what to do when you become a Senior. " " Item: To the Freshmen we will many pairs of rubber heeled shoes, taid shoes to be used in assisting them to walk in the assembly room. Item: To William Wil on we will two reserved seats for next year ' s Lec- ture Course. Item: Ivan Carson wills to Lloyd Thompson the greatest tonsorial achievement of the XXth Century — his pompadour. Item: Thayne Williams and Aleen Calvert will their method of com- munication to Louis Barter and Mary Stinson, hoping they will improve said method. Item: Marcus Alldredge wills his remarkable literary ability to the Eng- lish VII class to be used in writing allegories. Item: To the future debating classes we will the scalp of Princeton. Item: We bequeath Pus Carr to the faculty, to be held in fee simple. Item: Lelia Cordrey bequeaths all her extra height to ArnoUus Reeaie. Item: To the .Tuniors we will oar good looks so that the photographer may not have to use so much patience Item: William Edson wills his nickname. Weary, to Gus Jeffries, so that Gus will not have to be named again. Item: To Miss Prenzel we will a Rumford cooking book, said book to be used in such a manner as to suppress all savory odors that might othsrwise es- cape to tantalize less fortunate classes. Item: Aleen Calvert wills her sweet, quiet ways to Katy Bokelman Item: Helen Rowe and Leah Suddoth will their coquettish ways to Fi rn Bridges and Bessie Shaw. Item: Harold Johnson wills his old M. V. H. S. sweater to Robert Wat- kins. Item: We bequeath to Ivan McFadden a volume of anti-fate prescriptions. Item: To the Freshmen we also bequeath one bottle of milk, hoping that not one of their number will be hurt in the struggle for its possession. Item: Grace Williams wills all her beauty to Hildred Oliver. Item: Wilhelmina Jeffries wills her friendship with Grace Bunton to Charles Carr. Item: We bequeath to Paul Hanshoe an article entitled, " How to Become a Debater. " Item: To the Juniors we bequeath the Smokewell Cigar Store and to a few Sophniores we will Kreie ' s harness shop. Item: Richard Miller and Thayne Williams leave to the school Vol. IX and X of " How to Become Famous. " Item: Mary Wilsey wills her beau-ti-ful curls to Rose Pierce, said curls to be used by Rose in wiping away all unnecessary tears. Item: Charles Zergiebel and Jimmy Butcher will the High School Bible that they have been studying together lor the last half year to two of the most intimate members of next year ' s graduating class. Item: Walter O ' Neal wills his modest way of casting down his eyes to Boetticher Bailey. Item: Mary Wilsey hereby bequeaths her reputation as a reader to Rachael Harlem. Item: To the Juniors we will our artistic temperament, same to be ussd to an advantage in next year ' s Annual. Item: Mr. Behreus, the departed, wills all his unused red note books to Mr. Sandefur. Same to be used by Mr. Sandefur during his vigil over the as- sembly. Item: To Frank Grant we leave a pair of curling irons, said irons having been used in the personal adornment of Mr. Schideler. Item: To Laslie Utley we leave the library table and all the surround- ing chairs to be used by him in his extended reference work. Item: To Mr. Sandefur we will a new thermometer to be placed at the north side of the assembly, which has always been his favorite resort. A kicker alius wants somethin ' to. boot. ninP tPnTh, Tt ? T • " ' ° - ™°° " ' h School the idea that nine-tenths ot the most intelligent people are socialists. In this Richard sol- emnly believes and wishes it to be handed down " icnaia sol Ptt« " ft " V . ll ' T ' ' ' " Ss that Thayne Williams received from the cigar- to Jorp rkins " " ' ' " ' " " " " ' ' ' " ' " ' " " " ' ' " ' ' " « Highman family liams ' ' bennpJh« hf=T. " ' ' ' ' " " " " ' J ' " v! ' " " ' ' ' ' ° ' ' ' l freshman class, Thayne Wil- ITJ I. cf H ? l ' s last pair ot short trousers. In case such legatee fails to claim said legacy, the same shall, after due time, be given to Lloyd Thonip llem- vrrfwh ' ' ' ' n ' " ' ' . ' ° c ' larming dimples to William Ridenour. em: ctfjlr ' lu f f ' . • ' ' ° ' ' ' ' tender mercies of Miss Smith. ject l PhysS Lf if f :i.-;!: a or ?Lr;f s ' liifa iT - ;- Physics Room to the Physics I class aiticie in the all occlSons ' ' " " ' ° ' ' ° ' ' " " " ' ' ' ' ° " " ' ° ' ' ° " t™ " ' ' ' ° be worn upon Wade " ' " Ruby Allyn wills the remainder of her box of rouge to Norma Will f it Ii:ilV .Tll] - ' - " --- -P - that tney pompadour. ° " " " " ' ' ' ' " " ' " ' ' " " ' ' " ° ' ' ' ' " ' ' " - ' " to keep up hi. Item: To Miss Herfhey a new green book Item: The cast of " OUT OP TOWN " wills to the can of 1915 nlav the re to be sung only in ..o,d ' Si, ,?4° ' if r:fo™°sj ;„T " °° " " • " " ° " " " • ' ■ ' »»■ " -i " »»» ' " - £s " IEH ' ££sHHS3CSr " -— Attorney, RICHARD MILLER. CLASS 1914. CLASS POEM. The Master of Life hath sent forth his call, Each his own captain, mate and crew. Those happy years we spent together — you and I, Are gone forever, only in memory they linger Their pictures painted in lasting colors fair. To the future we must turn, the past is gone. The future, our after- ' elves lie in our hands to-day, And each must choose his course and steer his way. There ' s a fairer land that lies afar, A richer life that none, save you, can bar. There ' s a higher, broader plane off yonder All aglow with the glorious splendor and wonder Of honesty, manliness and goodness real, Where men have nothing to conceal. May each have this end before him to-night Then all ' s well, all that remains is to fight. IVAN CARSON. never knowed a successful man that could quote poetry. yilaA -WXi _AU rv , . a tW: ' i L jit ' rt i Jh j Bi; J ' ll? J)i|J)U il l I 6 i Bfl liJi) y)|j)jk i l l ■k ::ii:::tfc ' fe.jdl;gna, !; e ' jiZ ' Lu JUL xu uojfdjL ;jlj JMi ChC?: yr4}nJL ' :XiiX(A, ' TnMU6i jtiJS m. ' AM. jIj X j " Mctu.At.wiirt j yru t M rttW i- rfi " ' ' l lAlL-iyQrMJ - A . The only polish some folks ever git is on Lheir shoes. OUT OF TOWN. Certainly no squad ever underwent four weeks of stricter discipline and more rigid training than our cast; and no squad ever entered into it with a better spirit. During the last two weelcs preceding the play, they worked like Trojans, forfeiting sleep, lessons, social functions-, everything to make the play a success Consequently they, although amateur m experience, showed greater talent than some of the professionals who have played in the same house. Lloyd Sugg and Lucille Hardwiciv, in representing the butler and maid, pleased the audience to the fullert jxtenl. ' an Whiting, personifying the Duke of Ellington, showed remarkable ability — when he was proposing to Leah — by drawing the attention of the audience, allowing Mary Wilsey to make a dramatic entrance undiscovered. During the last act, Mary displayed great skill in changing from a weeping mother to one overpowered with joy. Bobby, the Bachelor, from the very beginning, obtained the favor of the audience and gradually led his part up to the climax, when he pleased the audience by — well, every one knows how Edith Highman showed her ability in capturing the Bachelor. No one can ever forget how Leah Suddoth, in carrying out the ruse of remaining incognito, accidentally exposed the whole affair. Ruth Hall, the most inquisitive of the characters, displayed a true type of a widow who, al- though continually looking for her daughter ' s interests, brought her to a fate which she strongly opposed at the begi:ining of the play. In short, every char- acter displayed remarkable ability and received the applause of the audience The music of the girls ' sextette and the orchestra, under tha direction of Miss Dorsey, delighted every one and varied the program pleasantly. We believe that Miss Smith and the cast deserve the greatest possible prai e, not only from the school, but also from the community at large. We (not boastingly, but sincerely) think tliat we have set a record in histrionicism. PROGRAM SENIOR CLASS PLAY MARCH 20th, 1914 Music High School Orrhestra " OUT OF TOWN " A Comedy in Three Acts. CAST OF CHARACTERS. Mr. John Spencer Eilington, the unwilling po;sessor of a Dukedom, dis- guised as a valet in Act HI Van Whiting Mr. Robert Mayhew Thorndike, otherwise " Bobby, " a bachelor by choice Thayne Williams Mrs. Jane Harrington Thorndike, a widow mother of Bobby and Elizabeth, disguised as housekeeper in Acts H and HI Mary Wilsey Elizabeth Thorndike, disguised as maid in Acts H and HI.... Leah Suddoth Mrs. J. Ludington Monroe, former class-mate of Mrs. Thorndike Ruth Hall Esther Monroe, her daughter Edith Highnian James, the Thorndike ' s butler Lloyd Sugg Marie, their maid I.,ucile Hardwick Time — The Pre. ent. Scene — The same throughout, living room of Mrs Thorndike ' s city home. ACT I. Music Orche itra Girls ' Sextet, " Dance Ye Mary Wavelets " — Whitinsi, Misses Aleen Calvert, Helen Rowe, Jimmie Butcher, Mary Kreie, lionise Dexheimer and Florence Pfister. ACT II. Music Orchestra Girls ' Sextet, (Characters same as above) (a) " Ret Thee on this Mossy Pil- lov,-, " Smart. (bj " By the Firelight, " fiom " II Trovatore, " Verdi. ACT III. Class Song Senior Class Music Orchestra ' Tis looking downward makes one dizzy. Mrs. Thonuiike — these dear, delicious gains. " ACT n. Ellington — " I wanted to ask your advice about a cer- tain item of — er — Oh, yes — a little matter of business. " ACT II. Bobby — " You don ' t know how lovely you look with your white hair and cap, or you wouldn ' t cast it ofi ' so rashly. " ACT II. Mrs. J. Ludington Mon- e — " We should like to be our rooms at showi once ACT III. Elizabeth — " O, 1 ;im afraid I am going to tay •yes, ' even though you do own a — a — horrid title. " ACT III. Esther — " Burying the (angle of ihe past, you can begin your real friendship anew. " THE ADDRESS OF THE CLASS PKESIDEXT. In leaving, this is tlie parting message we wisli to give you: — Peg and peg and peg. Have any of you ever noticed a " miler " at a traclv meet? If you liave, you liave had illustrated to you a fine example of the pegging away principle. If he sprints at the start and for the first half, he rarely wins the race. It ' s the man that keeps pegging from the start, steadily and evenly, saving his strength for a final sprint at the finish that wins. He knows (he meaning of peg and peg and peg. We, the Seniors, will soon pass from your gaze and will cease to be your ideals, but we wish to encourage you to peg on until you stand in the very place which we have attained. At this moment you may be engaged in a task that is showing signs of failure or symptoms of weakness. Well, keep pegging — with confidence of win- ning in your system — peg and peg Whether it be in high school, whether it be in college, or whether it be in life — peg. Don ' t linger among that peculiarly inconsistent class of people known as the quitters. Those people are energelic and capable, but they have one fatal failure — they lack that splendid quality of perseverance. They " run well " for a semester, but fail often at the very point of achievement. Later, we find these people out in life, taking hold with a great hurrah, trying to carry things with a cyclonic sweep. Big things, you must remember, do not move at the instant bidding of a few enthusiasts. But after a succes.-ion of ineffective spasmodic movements-, tliese people " cuss and quit. " This has a very depressing effect upon the faithful and patient ploddei. Thus, we warn you, cultivate the habit of stick-to-it-ivene;s. If discour- aged, peg a little harder. If " all in, " start pegging all over again. If you want to see yourself grow materially stronger, there is no better plan than to peg jnd peg and peg. Don ' t quit — just peg. " Set your aims high, " remembering with Browning " That a man ' s reach should exceed his grasp, " and peg until you have reached your aim. No mortal is human who has no aspiration or ambition. It is quite natural that men should strive for higher things. He who doesn ' t strive to do better is no higher than Darwin ' s " missing link. " No one of us does so well but that he couid do better. But it is a great mistake to sulk because results fail to measure up to our expectations. The proper thing to do is to smile and peg. Just peg. Underclassmen, we do not mean to say that we have succeeded, that we have gone as high as we possibly can. As a matter of fact, we have not — we have .lust " set sail, " we have just begun on the long voyage to a complete edu- cation. But the grit which we have developed during the past tour years, if stimulated by energy, ambition and vitality of youth, will carry us through. And that is the best element of a school education — genuine grit for higher learning. Thus by " sticking " to the high school course, you will gener- ate a spirit which will be priceless. In parting, O Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, we wish to quote those words which were given to us by our Savior and which have been echoed and re-echoed down through the ages: " All things are possible to him tliat be- lievelh. " MARCUS ALLDREDGE, ' 14. " " This one thing I do, ' or, ' These forty things I dabble in, ' — which shall it be? " CLASS OK 1915. Top Row — Ivan McFartden, Helen Robinson, Walter Griess, Alpha Daries, Floyd Douglas, Katie Bokelmann, Everett Wild, Florence Pflster, Edson Envin, Jimmie Butcher, Harley Curtis, Henry Hanner, Perry Williams, Carl Schna- bel, Lavilla Wade, Carl Griess. Middle Row — Harold Helmuth, Helen RIcGary, Phyllis Schierbaum, Philip Rowe, Wilfred Philips, Herman Kaufman, William Hanshoe, Paul Kemper, Boetticher Bailey, Esther Bridges, Herbert Hermsen, Armada Wade, Nora Oavid. Bottom Row — Ella Friclv, Martha Johnson, John Sander, Lola Walker, Frank Grant, Nannie Jeffries, Bessie Shaw, Lena French, Dora Hageman, Louise Hiann, Agnes Bares, Ruth Schneider, Dora Helm, Olga Seibert, Izora Ruminer, Oma Moit. vnowing what to do next. CLASS OF 1916. Top Row — Charles Hames, Floyd Alldredge, Paul Wolker, William Wilson, i:ila Neff, Edward Traftord, iMarguerite AUbrlght, Adelaide HardwicU, Ktu- neth Allison, Essie Crawford, Claude Wilson, Ella Breeze, Charles Black- burn, Eunice Caborn, Ruby Blackl)urn, Anna Jones. Middle Row — Do,yle Heironimus, Robert Keck, Bettie Curry, Winfred Daws, I-ouis Barler, Aline Cowen, Raymond Zuspann, Lloyd Thompson, Carl Zimmerman, Arthur Barter, Gus Jeffries, Pauline Bailey, Mary Wilccx, Kenneth Crunk, Bob Joest, Lucile Ludlow, Helen Boberg. Bot ' cm Row — Andrew Bokelmann, Eva Highman, Erwin Blackburn, Hazel O ' Neal, Flossie Schisley, Elvis Daws, Clara Cox, Helen Shryock, Helen Hironimus, Cecil Dixon, Hildred Oliver, Laslie Utley, Florencs Page, Lucy Hermsen, Miriam Fuelling, Cordelia Noon, Fern Bridge:-. that counts. CLASS OF 1917. Top Row — Fred Walker. Dewey Harri?, Morris Barrett, Anne Fullinwider, Wil- fred Lawrence, Louis Alles, Starlus Hogan, Mary Stinscn, Helen Daniel, Paul Watkius, Lucille Barnet, Sherman Carr, Vivian Yaggi, Gladys Rosen- baum, Wni Davis, Herdis Helmuth, Leckie Johnson, Ruby Hanes, Mary Ludlow. Second Row — Dewey Byrd, Tan Crunk, Edward Esche, Mildred Prenzel, R Uh Schultheis, Margaret Doerr, Grace Bunton, Aloi.e Blockley, Helen Wil- liams, William Ridenour, Bertha Welborn, Margaret Holton, Jamie Bailey, Stella Pfister, Matilda Hofmann, Florence Staples, Ruth Streeby, Ruth Dexheimer, Rose Fierce, Third Row — Herbert ForthoU ' er, Ar an Hall, Richard Foster, Mary Black, Mae Moore, Lor ena Roeder, Russell Shryock, Lena West, Paul Hanshoe, Mary Ludlow, Oleva Alldredge, Ityra Walker, Helen Peerman, Juanita Tudor, Flora Dixon, Aline Schneider, Mary Kuhn. Fourlh Row — Roscoe Bayer, Fred Leonard, Arthur Staiger, Albert Kaufman, Louis Hohstadt, Aaron Ashworth, James Walker, Allan Coker, Raymond Blackburn, William Ruminer, Lloyd French, William Dausnian, Louis Meier, Lamb, Ida Watson. Fifth Row — Earnest Perkins, Asa Rhodes ' , Vera Stiker, Rachel Harlem, William Finn, Lorena Wedeking, Jessie Pickles, Mary Weir, Arnolus Reedle, P ' reda Ries, Gussie Sherertz, Anna Frailey, Norma Wade, Madeline Porthof- ler, Elfreda Frick. Bertha Ashworth, JMyrtle Green, Mary Morlock, Tillie Handel, Dorothy Johnson, Nelhe Son. It ' s easy enough t ' say nothing, but it ' s purty hard t ' look wiie. THE HArXTED HOUSE. 1219 Park Avenue, Chicago. Illinois. October 1. 1912. " Mr. Francis Nyberg, 1621 Washington Boulevard, Detroit , Michigan. Dear Sir: — Henry Trane. your uncle, died Tuesday, leaving you estate. Call. BLAIR GOIR, Attorneys at Law. " Well, this was news. Here I was out of work: and then suddenly made heir of a large estate from an uncle I hadn ' t seen since childhood: As it didn ' t take me very long to gather my belongings I was soon on my way to Chicago. I wondered what he had been up to now. I had always heard that he was ec- centric; in fact, he enjoyed the reputation of being the most eccentric man in the United States. But this did not worry me any; I was willing to take all he ' d give me. Upon arriving at Chicago, I immediately went to the office of Blair Goir, Attorneys at Law. I was ushered into a large, well furnished waiting room where I sat for several hours. Finally I was led into the private office where a gray-haired man sat at the desk. He arose as I came in and greeted me cor- dially. I had already been identified to him. He gave me a chair, and after a few preliminary words, he read the will to me. In the will I learned that the house on the estate was haunted, and that I was required to stay there at least one night, and prove to the satisfaction of the lawyers that I had sufficient man- hood to be entitled to such a place. My uncle seemed to be rather skeptical about the courage and manhood of the younger generation. If I did not fulfill the condition the estate was to be turned over to a scientific institution in the city. Mr. Blair was very kind and courteous in explaining the meaning of the will and offered me his advice and services whenever I needed help. He gave me the keys and told me how to find the estate. I thanked him and left. Late that afternoon I took the train that went near the estate and rode out to it. Night had fallen when I reached the house in which I was to spend the night. As I entered the lane which led from the road I could see parts of a large stone building which was to be mine after the simple little ordeal of which I have already spoken. The house was surrounded by trees — almost a grove — through which the moon shed her silver light. Nothing ghostly here; I needn ' t fear such whims of my old, eccentric uncle. It was some distance from the road to the house. As I drew near the house, I noticed that the walk made a sudden turn. Following it I came out of the grove and into full view of the house — a great stone structure, which appeared to be worth the task of braving all the dangers of a hundred encounters with all the ghosts that made their nocturnal visits to the earth. I stepped upon the porch which ran along the entire front of the house, and crossed to the door, which I unlocked with the key Mr. Blair had given me. I peered inside — into utter darkness. I stepped across the threshold, and as I did so. I saw that the room I had entered was filled with an unearthly light, and soon discovered that it appeared to radiate from the ceiling, which was very high, and very much ornamented, and seemed to be one mass of ghostly light. Having found out a little about the light, I looked around the room, finding it to be a sort of reception hall. Soon my attention was attracted to another room and I entered it. It was lighted with the same unearthly light, but I heeded this little now. I looked about the room, and then made a circuit about it to examine everything. After completing the circuit around the room. I drew up a large, comfort- Read our advertisements. able rocking chair, sat down, and waited for things to happen. I was ready for anything. In the first place, I believed in ghosts and haunted houses as a mouse believes in a cat. And then, even if I do say it, I had more than the average amount of that quality, which in slang, is called " nerve. " I had fought lions in Africa and Spaniards in Cuba. I had spent a night in every haunted house I bad ever heard of, and I had never seen anything yet that appeared to be su- pernatural. Thus it was beyond hope to find ghosts in my own property. 1 had sat there for several minutes when I grew chilly. There wae an open grate on one side of the room, but there seemed to be no coal or wood near and I didn ' t know where to find any. I got up and began wandering around to get my blood to circulating again. I walked over to the bookcase and looked over the list of books. Suddenly an old ragged book on ' ■Spiritualism " grad- ually began to slide forward. Nothing daunted I reached for the book, but I confess I was rather startled at not finding any way to account for the strange movement of the book. I heard a crackling behind me, and there was a fire burning brightly in the grate. " Oh, ho! " thought I, " even haunted houses have their advantages. I wish for a fire — and lo — a fire there is! " Well, I drew my chair up to the fire and began to read " Spiritualism. " The book was not interesting, and after a few minutes I let it drop to the floor and sat staring into space. Gradually I became aware that the door I had been staring at was slowly opening. This was not so bad in itself but it had hap- pened that I had tried that door when I first came into the room, and it had been firmly locked. I watched the door swing open inch by inch and I confess it was unnerving to say the least. But there seemed to be worse and more of it, for now out stalked a tall, gaunt skeleton, with its eye sockets gleaming with a pale, yellow light that focused upon me. I sat stupefied, or rather mesmer- ized, like a rabbit fascinated by a deadly serpent. The skeleton walked to the fire and warmed its thin, bony hands. Meanwhile a chair was drawing up by a means undiscoverable by me, and my bony companion sat down. " Good evening, stranger. " Its voice rolled and echoed like a voice in a sepulchre. It then turned those flaming eyes upon me, and I shrank before its gaze. " Thou hast reason to shrink, base specimen of the human race. What right hast thou to mock the supernatural. Knowest thou not that thou art this instant surrounded on all sides by spirits of men far worthier than thou. Oh! base and degenerate man of the earth, knowest thou not with what power we are invested. Prepare thee then to pass from the state of life; prepare to pass from the mere state of a grovelling animal to a being of unlimited power; prepare thee then, for thy doom is set in the Book of Life. Thou diest at twelve tonight. " With these words ringing in my ears, I watched my companion of the other world glide through the door while I sat in a terrorized daze; I soon awoke and followed the apparition into the room. I rushed madly on to the center of it before I noticed that the skeleton had disappeared; I whirled around, and ex- amined every place in the room — no place of escape. I examined the only two windows of which the room could boast, but he could not have gone through them, for they were covered with dust and bore no signs of any recent touch. I then peered out of the window, and the first thing that greeted my eyes was the moon — red as blood. I turned away astonished — almost horrified — only to behold that the door had closed and I was a prisoner in this room. I tried to open it, then to batter it down — all in vain. I then gave away to terror. Here I was, a prisoner in a room into which a skeleton had just enterea and into which a blood red moon shed its light. If I turned toward the window, there was that moon; no matter which way I turned, there was the thought of the skeleton. What if I should feel its cold, bony hand seize me; or again hear that sepulchral voice. The moments seemed hours, and always I was expecting that horrible remnant of a man to enter. Finally the door opened, inch by ir advertisers. inch. I expected to see the dreaded apparition enter; nothing came. I ran out of the door and threw myself down again in my chair before the fire. For some time I sat there dazed, then slowly I became more composed. From time to time I had heard a distant bell strike out the hours of the night, and the last had been half past eleven. Now the lights in the ceiling began to grow dimmer, and then became dark entirely. Soon the fire began to burn low. There was plenty of fuel, but the flame gradually decreased until I was in total darkness. Then a candle on the mantel began to burn while the hollow, unearthly toll of a bell sounded far, far beneath me. Then a second candle was lit by unseen hands while a second peal rolled out from below. I was terrorized; unable to move a muscle. I knew exactly how many times that bell would strike, but I waited for each peal with the impatience of a madman. Each toll of the bell vibrated through my body as if there were an earthquake. At last the twelfth peal rolled and echoed through the house, and the twelve candles went out. In the farthest corner of the room I saw a ghastly yellow mist shape it- self into something that resembled a human form, and as I looked, it grew taller and taller. Slowly it moved toward me and stood beside my chair. I sat paralyzed by the apparition. Then from the height above, two eyes of fire looked down upon me. I could not move a limb; but sat gazing at the spectre which towered above me. Then in the corner from which the spectre had come, there appeared several globules of light, that straightway began to sputter, and forth came hideous things — bits of life that began to swarm all over the room. They crept over everything; I could feel them crawling over my body. They piled upon each other, and carpeted the floor. Still they came on, crawling, creeping, squirming over me. Suddenly I felt a cold hand clutch at my throat. Then a loud report — the spectre and the creeping things flashed up in a flame — and a thick veil of darkness fell before my eyes. When I awoke I found myself lying on the lawn in front of the house. The sun was up and the birds were singing merrily in the trees. At first I won- c ' cred what 1 wa- doing here, but then I reniemb3red those creeping, crawling animals of various shapes. But there was nothing ghostly about the house now. Everything was quiet and peaceful with a light breeze stirring in the tree tops. 1 then began wondering how I go ' , out here. There were no footprints nor o;licr signs, as I could see. 1 finally gave the mystery up and put it among the other unexplainables. I looked at my watch and saw that it was eight o ' clock, and I had promised the lawyers to be at their office by nine. But I did not know whether there was much use in going to see them again. I was quite sure I would not sleep in that house again for a dozen such estates. Finally I de- cided that it might be better to go. When I ente red the office I saw a strange looking old man sitting in a chair by Mr. Blair. When they both saw me they began to laugh uproariously. I could not see what they were laughing for, unless it was my appearance. I knew that I wouldn ' t sleep for six months after that experience, much less laugh. Mr. Blair finally controlled himself. " Well, I want to apologize for such actions, but he really did not intend to carry it that far. It was a great deal worse than it was meant to be. " I couldn ' t understand what he was talking about, but he went on. " In the first place, your uncle had not died, but has been in hiding. I now introduce Mr. Henry Trane, your uncle. " The little old man got up and came over to me with outstretched hands. " Please forgive me, dear nephew, it ' s not altogether my fault. I left my ser- vant in control, but he went too far. There were no ghosts, nor walking skele- tons. That was all caused by science. " It began to dawn on me at last that I had made a fool of myself. I might id our advertisemei have known that walking; skeletons never frequented this world. My uncle spoke again. " Please sit down and we will tell you all about it. As you know, I sup- pose, I have always been interested in science. Also I had a belief that the younger generations were degenerating. To test this, I arranged my house so that it would appear haunted, and then sent that telegram to you. You were watched all the time by an old, faithful servant of mine, who also controlled all the apparatus. The house was lighted from the ceiling by the mercury arc lamp, invented by Hewitt Cooper. This light has no red rays in it, thus when one looks at a white light it appears to be red. That ' s why the moon looked red to you. The fire had been hung in a pan in the chimney, and when you were busy at the bookcase, it was dropped to the grate below. The door which you thought to be locked, was unlocked and opened by electric magnets. The skeleton was made of sheet iron and steel bars painted white, and artistically shaped. It did make a fine imitation of a skeleton though. It was supported by tine wires which could not be seen. These wires served to carry electricity to move the legs and other organs of the skeleton. There was a small tele- phone receiver concealed in its head, and the servant did the talking v hile at a distance. Its eyes were painted ' with a pho phorescent paint. The fire «a3 put out by the servant pouring carnonic acid gas down the chimney. The can- dle wicks had previously been dipped in a solution of phosphorus in bisulphide of carbon. When this dried, the candles took fire of their own accord. The spectre and those larvae were caused by a stereopticon kinnetoscope. The ex- plosion was that of powder set off by the servant, who also carried you out of the house. Well, this about concludes my explanations. I confess that I was wrong in my opinion of your generation, and as a part payment for the trouble and terror that you endured, I now give you the deed to the estate. " WILLIAM EDSON, ' 14. Look for the light that the shadow proves. THK JAP AND THE DIAMOND. Brandon had shif(ed his detective agency to New York, on upper Broad- way. During the first week ol his new location, while he was enjoying a quiet smoke in his little back library, one of the detectives from headquarters, Jcjhn- son, who knew him of old, dropped in upon him. He settled to one of Brandon ' s cigars, then grinned at him complacently. " Well, what is the trouble now? ' ' asked Brandon. " Nothing more in the assassination way, I hope? " " Oh, no; notliing like that, " his friend replied. " Perhaps there ' s no trouble at all, " said Brandon. " How foolish you can talk sometimes, " returned Johnson, laughing. ' •Well, perhaps it is too simple, " said Brandon. With this Johnson shook with laughter. " And what after all is the matter on hand? " asked Brandon. " Heard from Berton yet? " Johnson questioned. " Berton! Who ' s Berton? " asked Brandon. " Eh? He hasn ' t been around? " asked Johnson. " Nobody by that name has ever entered this office, as well as I can remem- ber, " answered Brandon. " Well, that ' s funny. Still, I guess you ' ll hear from him before night, " said Johnson. " Who is the gentleman, Johnson? " " Why, old John Berton, the banker, of course, " replied Johnson. " Good gracious! " exclaimed Brandon. " He ' s not in trouble with the po- lice? " " No, not exactly, " laughed Johnson, " He ' s had a robbery at his house, though, and he seems to feel that the force i:n ' t doing what it might in the way of untangling the matter. He got hot this morning, and asked if there was a decent detective in this place — private or otherwise. I thought of you and 1 told him that there was. 1 thought you might as well get anything there is in it, if you can. " " And what is there in it? " asked Brandon. " Five hundred cold cash, if you accomplish what he wants. But you won ' t, I am sorry to say, " replied Johnson. " And why not? " asked Brandon. " Because he wants the goods recovered at once, and it can ' t be done, " replied Johnson. " And that is because " " Because the fellow that has them is some hundred miles away by this time, " put in Johnson. Brandon smiled. " Well, tell a man about it, Johnson. " " Oh, it ' s .iust this " The police detective stretched his legs comfortably. " Berton ' s daughter own: — or did own — a necklace of diamonds, just a single string of small stones that didn ' t amount to much for value as such things go, but which was prized because of its associations. It belonged to her mother, and was worth perhaps four thousand dollars — which isn ' t much for a man like Berton, of course. Well, it was in Berton ' s desk yesterday morning and even yesterday noon. Sometime between then and last night a sneak thief walked in and removed it. " " One of the servants, of course, " said Brandon. " Rats! They ' re all there. I ' ve been through every rag and stick that each of them owns — privately. I ' ll guarantee that none of them have it, and it certainly isn ' t in the pawn-shops, nor have any stones answering the descrip- Patronize our advertisers. tion been offered for sale to-tlay, " answered Johnon. " Were any workmen in the hou e, then? " asked Brandon. " Three, and two of them are free from suspicion. An upholsterer was working in that very room yesterday afternoon, about three hours after the theft was discovered He left for San Francisco last night! " laughed Johnson. " As yet we haven ' t been able to get track ot him, but the police have been in- formed, of course, and they ' re waiting for him. " Brandon nodded. " I went this morning to the shop where he worked, and hii boss informed me that this Brown — the uphoUterer — had been called West by the illness of his mother, " said Johnson. " He was perplexed at the charge and said that it must be a mistake. " " Well, perhaps it is, " replied Brandon, thoughtfully. ' It always is, " sneered John?on. " But you are certain that he has the necklace? " asked Brandon. " If he hasn ' t, who has? " asked John?on. " Well, why don ' t you get him? " asked Brandon. " But Berton doesn ' t seem to think that these things take time. His daughter is half crazy about the necklace, and he is willing to pay anything imaginable, almost, to have it back. So go ahead, " concluded Johnson, with a laugh, " and when you ' ve gathered in the five hundred " A violent ringing of the telephone bell interrupted him. Brandon jumped up from his chair and hurried to answer it. On his return, his smile aroused Johnson. " Your recommendations must carry weight, Johnson, " he said. " I think I ' ll ofter you a permanent commission to drum up my business hereafter. " " What did he say? " asked Johnson. " Not for me to reveal professional confidence, " Brandon laughed. " How- ever, in view of your services, I may confide that Berton wauls me, and in a hurry, too. " Johnson rose to go. " Go along and enjoy yourself, old man, " chuckled Johnson, when they parted at the street door. " You find the old man ' s treasure and return it to him, and I ' ll give you another five hundred myself, when the good time comes " " Thanks, " replied Brandon. " And thanks for the job, too, Johnson, whether I make anything out of it or not. Good-bye. " About a week afterwards Johnson paid Brandon another visit, and found him occupied very nearly as before. " Well, I ' ve come to learn how you caught on to the little Jap, " said John- son. " Simple enough, " said Brandon. " Well, be about and tell me. I ' m anxious to know, " urged Johnson. " To begin with, after we parted I boarded a car and began to study over what I already knew about the case, " began Brandon. " My conclusions were not altogether hopeful. I couldn ' t help but think you were nearly right in your idea of the robbery. But I was determined to try. When I reached Her- ton ' s doorstep, I looked for anything to happen. The Jap met me at the door and sent word to Berton. He appeared immediately. He told me that he hoped I should do more than you. I told him I would try to fulfill his hopes The banker led me to the rear of the house to a large library. The fittings were mahogany and leather. The rugs were very elaborate and to tell the truth, I wondered how the loss ot a necklace could cause so much disturbance in this house. Berton motioned me to a chair and sat down himself, at;er closing the door. After a few questions I found that Berton was entirely positive that the upholsterer was innocent. Then I asked him to tell me the whole story. He said that the necklace was usually kept in the inner drawer of the desk. Then he told nie that on the day before the theft he had had occa ion to open The wild oats crop is alius a failure. the drawer and that the necklace as there at that time. On returning that evening he opened the deslv, and it had disappeared. This concluded the ta ' e. " " Did the upholsterer know of the necklace? " asked Johnson. " That is just what I asked, Barton. He said that he was not in the habit of showing it to every one that came to the house. " " Then he did not know it was there? ' asked John ' on. " Certainly not, " answered Brandon, frowning. " But he could have opened the desk, couldn ' t he? " avked Johnson. " The desk was locked, you see, " said Brandon, " But I found after fur- ther questioning that the Japanese biitier was just coming out as Berton had entered. It was through this that I learned, indirectly of the theft. " " And how? " questioned Johnson, in bewilderment. " Jut this — the Jap had picked up one of the stones from the necklace off the floor and said that he was just bringing it to Berton, having found it on a small rug by the desk. This led me to ask what the Jap was doing in (he room. Berton informed me that he was polishing the brass and irons. The desk was close to these, so it was perfectly natural that a man would see any- thing sparkling on the floor. Neverthele;s, my suspicions were aroused, so I questioned Berton about the little Jap, but he said that he had been with him for over a year and knew little more about him than he did on the day of his arrival. Well, I thought awhile. As you had searched the servants I did not. " " Yes, and I found nothing, too, " said Johnson. " By this time it was getting dark and I spoke of the fact, " continued Bran- don. " Berton oflered to ring for the lights, but 1 had a match and stood on tip toes and lit the four lights. I then examined the desk and it? surroundings to the disgust of Berton. At the time of lighting the lights, I had had much trouble and after pacing the room for some time I asked Berton if the lights had been out of order long. He said that they had for about three weeks. 1 asked him if he intended having them repaired and he said that he did, that the Jap had informed him that they were very bad. I thought for some time and then asked for a piece of soap. " " Soap! " exclaimed Johnson. " Yes, I thought maybe I might be able to wash some of the mystery out of the matter, " laughed Brandon. " Then I a ked Berton to leave the room a moment or two. He looked bewildered, but left, thinking he was leaving a lunatic behind, I suppose, but neve ' theless he left. After a half hour, I tup- pose, I called him back. I was standing there holding the string of diamonds. Of course, as I expected, Berton seemed to have lost self-control for some time. Hi3 first thought was to call his daughter. But I wa n ' t ready for the daugh- ter ' s appearance as yet. " " How on earth did you manage to find it; I am deeply interested, in- deed? " questioned Johnson. " Well, note my questions to the Jap and mayba that will clear a few things up for you, " said Br andon. " I asked him if he had come into the room that night. He said that he had. I asked him if he had gone into the room with the idea of polishing the andirons. Again his an wer was affirmative, but given with a bewildered look. He seemed very nervous at my queitioning. " Then he took the false key he had and opened the desk. He knew where the necklace was and managed to get it. Being in a hurry, he managed to break off the stone found. Then he tnought he heard some one on the floor and not knowing what to do with the diamonds, he slid them down into the gas pipe. Then he gave the one stone to Berton. His purpose was to com- plain about the ligh:s and he knew Berton would have them repaired, eo he de- cided he would share the proceeds of the necklace with the gas fixer. That could easily be done, you know. " Read our advertisements. " Well, 1 don ' t see how you found it out, yet, " said Johnson. " Three things, my boy, " said Brandon. First there was a small trace of polish on the knob of the desk drawer, second there was a scratch on the chair and third, when I lighted the lights, I heard fomething rattle inside. " " You ' re great, old chap, " exclaimed Johnson. " The rest you know as it wa?; then I ' phoned you and police headquarters to come and get the liltle Jap of Mr. John Berton, " grinned Brandon, broadly. SYBIL SWINEKTON, ' 14. There ' s no frats in th ' school o ' experience. DICK CUAWFOKn. Saturday the great football game between Harvard and Yale was to be played. Dick Crawford, a tall, board-shouldered fellow, sat in his room the night before the big game and as he thought of his failure to be chosen on the Harvard team, tears came into his eyes. He had been chosen as one of the substitutes, but that did not satisfy him. He had done his best, he had put his whole life and soul in the practicing and had also deprived himself of maiiy luxuries and had declined many invitations to tocial functions. Had it been worth it? No, seemingly it had not. His good and hard work had been done in vain, but still he was conscious of his ability as a good football player, but the choosing of the players had proved to him that the coach did not think as he did. But why hadn ' t they chosen him as quarter-back? He knew he could play as well as Jim Headman, although Jim had had more experience. His next thought was of Helen. Helen was about eighteen years old. had large blue eyes and light wavy hair, which she wore down her back in curls. Dick and Helen had quarrelled before he had left for Harvard, and he now confessed that it had all been his fault. His first thought was to write an apology. No, he would not do that, for he was too proud. He wondered if she was still offended. He had always loved Helen Nelson, but as she was a girl who never expressed her feelings, he had never been able to learn whether she had really cared for him or not. Just at this time he heard a number of voices, and before he had time to get up, five of his friends had entered his room. " Well, Dick, what ' s the matter wil.h you? " asked Tom Carlington, slip- ping him on the shoulder. " What ' s happened? We missed you this evening and we thought we would come up and see what the trouble was. Come down and have a game of cards with us. " As Tom made this last remark a look of disgust went over Dick ' s face, for cards were the last of his thoughts. " Ha! Ha! Cheer up, old boy, " exclaimed John Reynolds, one of the jolliest boys in school. " Your girl has- gone back on you, eh? Tough luck, sure enough, Dick; no wonder you look so down hearted; can hardly blame you, though. " Before Dick could say a word John continued. " But you and your girl will have to fix that up, for you know I ' m not a mender of broken hearts. " " Say, Dick, what ' s the trouble between you and Hayes? Why didn ' t he choose you to play quarter-back? " asked Bert Colman. " Not a thing, " remarked Dick rather sarcastically, " suppose he thought Beadman could play that part better than I could. " " Oh, fiddlesticks! " exclaimed Tom, " you know yourself that that Ber d- man kid won ' t last until the first half is over, for he will be knocked around so, that he won ' t have his right mind. Dick, you should have been chosen on that team; you would liave played Mason, the Yale man, a good, hard game. Well, come on, don ' t worry so much over it, for everybody in Harvard knows you deserved the place. Probably you can do some good yet, for there is al- ways need of a good sub. " Complying with the wishes of his friends, he went with them downstairs, but could not enter with their spirit in the game of cards they had proposed Dick ' s thoughts were out on the football field. He could see Mason coming with the ball, running faster and faster and Beadman was making no attempt to stop him. He felt that if he could have been in Beadman ' s place. Mason would never had gained as many yards as he had. Dick was aroused by one of his friends saying. " Com? on, fellows, let ' s give the Harvard yell, for to-morrow we shall see Harvard ' s colors flying and Yale ' s colors down. " his own worst relative. The ye!! was given thre? times and tlien all tbe boys retired. The following day was an ideal one. The sun shone bright and there was a pleasant breeze stirring which made it just cool enough for the football players. The game was to begin promptly at three o ' clock. It was now tvvo-thirty, and crowd? had already assembled to witness the big game The Harvard and Yale teams were out on the field, practicing with ihe ball, throwing and ki ' -k- ing it from one member of their team to another. Crawford was dressed in his football suit and as he looked at the hoys on the field, a sudden longing came over him. How he wished he could be out on the field. But just as Tom had said, probably he would get a chance at the ball before the game was over. . ' lUiong the many spectators, was one whom Dick did not expect lo see thera. She was Helen Nel:on. She had not written him that she was coming and he had no thought of her being present. It was now three o ' clock. Tlie boys of both teams were in their positions, the whistle blew and the game started. Every one was very much excited and many different yells were given for both teams The most exciting thing during this first quarter was that a Yale man had almost reached their goal, but was tackled just in time to prevent his reach- ing the line. Neither side had scored. The second and third quarters had also ended with neither side gaining a point. The whistle had blown for the fourth quarter. Both sides were now mad- dened with excitement. This last quarter was to determine the game. By a quick forward pars. Headman had got posse- sion of the ball. Now to reach the Harvard goal was his determination. But just as he started to run he was tackled by Mason, who, gaining possession of the ball s:arted for the Yale goal. Now a long yell was given The Yale colors were flying, but before Mason could realize it, the ball had been taken away from him and was now in the hands of the Harvard team. In the struggle for the ball Beadman had been seriou ly injured. Three minutes later and the game would be over. Beadman could not continue to play and now some one had to take his place. Ab the coach called " Crawford " a delightful feeling went over Dick and he knew if he would ever get his hands on that ball, a touch-down would be made. As Dick walked out on the field a yell came from the girls and boys who favored Harvard, pen- nants were waved and there was one yell after another for Crawford. As Dick turned his head towards tho:e who had applauded him, he saw and recognized the one face he longed most to fee. There Helen was, smiling and waving a Harvard pennant. He smiled at her, but whether she saw him or not he did not know He was more determined to win the game for Harvard than he had ever been. He would prove to the Harvard students he could play football. In less than a minute after the coach had called him he was out on the field. Just a short time and the game would be over. Harvard had the ball now. The full-back on the Yale team had had the ball and in attempting to make a trick play had, by mistake, thrown the ball to Craw ford. Dick had the ball and he intended to keep it. Now to get ihrough the Yale line without being stopped was the next thing to be considered. Then instantly he made up his mind lo go straight through the lines. He had started, but was being pursued by Mason, who was steadily gaining on him Mason started to tackle him, but Dick dodged him and Mason fell to the ground. Dick had reached the goal safe. A touch-down had been made for Harvard. The captain had just kicked goal when the w histle was blown tor Die game to stop. Harvard had won the game, the score was seven to nothing and Crawford had been the nero. Many ye ' ls arose for Dick and hundreds had come up to congratulate him upon hij playing. i ' atronize or Beadman had regained consciousness and he was one of the first to gel to Uick. " Dick, old boy, you are a star; if it hadn ' t been for you Yale would have won that game. I am glad you took my place for I would never have been able to make that touch-down you made. Every one thought that when Mason started to tackle you, you were a ' gonner. ' I could never have done the way you did. " " Oh, Beadman, sure you could, " responded Dick. " You played a good game while you were playing That touchdown was not so hard to make, .ius:t took a little running, that ' s ail. You know when it comes to running, well, you can run lots faster than I. " In his heart Dick knew that all he had said to Beadman was not true. He had played a poor game, and as to running, Dick knew he was the b.?tter runner. Dick had told Beadman this merely to conole him. One after another of the students came up to Dick. They nearly lified him off his feet. Glancing around he saw a little girl coming running toward him, and before he knew it, she had taken both his hands. " Oh, Dick, Dick, " she exclaimed, " you just don ' t know how proud I am of you. I knew you would win when you were put in the field I had so much confidence in you. " Looking up at him with her big blue eyee, she said rather timidly. " Dick, I am so sorry. Won ' t you forgive this one time? ' Thinking of how he had offended her, he said, " Forgive you? Well, dear, you are not the one to ask forgivene:s. I am the guilty one. I am ashamed of the way I acted toward you and I wish to apologize to you, instead of you to me. " They " made up " in a very short lime and I am sure there were no two happier persons on the field. LUCILE HARDWICK, ' 14. DKFK.AT OF THE HIND U ' S M. GIC. How the wind blew and the sleet beat against the rattling dinwod pane! All day long that twenty-fourth day of December a cold, drizzling rain had fallen. The drizzle had slowly changed to sleet and the wind had risen. " Jove, I ' d dread to go out a night like this, " I thought, as I listened to the shingle which bore the words, " Dr. Voltire, " as it beat against the weather boarding of my small and cozy office. I attempted again and again to focus my thoughts upon the contents of a ponderous medical volume, but the raging elements on the outside and the roaring grate inside, caused my mind to stray farther and farther away. " Yes, " I read, " the prerence in the system of any mineral like mercury or lead may cause inflammation in any nerve. " The next moment the wind whistled in a strange falsetto key and the sleet clashed againit the little office in an alarming manner. After this had lasted tor a few moments, a footstep, disiinct and clear, sounded above the noise of the storm. " I wonder who could be out in a night like this, " I thought. " Some poor artisan, I gues;. The wealthy of Paris will revel behind thick walls to-night. " Man is. his own I turnPd toward the window to gt-t a glimpse of tlie being who pould exist in such a storm, when something ethereal and shadowy seemed to come from the safe in the wall. I was amazed, but not frightened, when it took the form of a human figure. This strange, ghostlike visitor evidently knew his business, for he took up a pen on the desk and proceeded to write. I sat like an Egyptian mummy, for I couldn ' t move. I confess that I couldn ' t move from the chair in spite of the fact that I had participated in athletics four years at college. I was just beginning to think clearly when the form slowly evaported I sprang forward and examined the door of the safe. I opened it and found that nothing had been harmed. Then I turned toward the desk upon which lay a sheet of letter paper. Written upon it in a handwriting which I had seen before were the word? — " Voltuirc: -I am slowly dying of a strange dis- ease. My home is haunted wiili iiaii;-n : pirits and filled with strange sights. My wife, I believe, is conneitcl Aith iln-se my teries She refused to let me call a physician when I became alriiitcil with this strange malady. I must have medical aid, so I am using mental telepatiiy, which I studied all my life. For God ' s sake, come at once. I am dying with my home tilled with demons and with a fiendish wife. My servant shall admit you at the south gate exactly at two o ' clock to-night. From there you will be — my wife is coming, I shall CARRINGTON. " It took fully a minute to recover from the effects of the letter which had come in such a mysterious way and which was from one I had almost forgot- ten. Carrington and I had been classmates in the University of Paris. Both of us studied medicine. Carrington ' s parents were wealthy and thus he lead a reckless and dissipated ccllege life In spite of this fact he was a deep stu- dent of Psychology and had spent much time upon mental telepathy. I had never believed in it, but I was convinced that night and have been a firm be- liever since. After graduation, Carrington married the daughter of wealthy parents; erected a magnificent chateau several miles from Paris and settled down to study and write upon his hobby, mental telepathy. I gave no thought to the storm and the long drive after I read, " I am dying. " I hastily put on a fur coat and gloves and pulled a large cap dow n over my ears. After hitching up the old horse which had helped to save the lives of many patients, I drove off into the storm. I passed the fashionable part of Paris, through the outskirts, and finally into the open country. For an hour the horse struggled against the winds and rough, frozen roads until Anally the lights of Carrington ' s home greeted me in the distance. I drove up the avenue of trees to the great s-tone gate facing the south. By a pocket flashlight, I noted that the time was five minutes till two My heart was throbbing heavily and 1 was some.vhat nervous and excited. Far up in a steeple, a clock slowly counted out two. The gate opened. Two servants, heavily clothed, appeared. One took my horse and the other bid me follow him. Before I was led inside, I took time to admire the great mass of stone which loomed in the darkness before me. After conducting me through costly corridors and halls, my escort led me into a magnificently fur- nished room, which was filled with the nauseating aroma of French cologne. On a couch lay Carrington, whom I immediately recognized His sunken eyes, his wa?ted form, and his gray hair gave signs of atrophy. Hi3 hand which I grasped, was nothing but bones and skin " Do you feel like talking, Carrington? " I asked in a low tone. " Can it be you, Voltaire! " came the feeble voice. " Yes. " " Thank God. I know I have a faithful frienu in you. I must " •Carrington, " I interrupted kindly, " please don ' t waste your breath on sentiments. Explain the cause of your condition. Begin at the first and omit nothing. " He seemed to understand and taking a long breath he began his story. " Discord existed between my wife and me from the day of our retirement to this infernal place My wife, who had always been interested in the Hindu people and their religion, begged me to hire a number of Hindu servants anri I did so. About six weeks ago all disappeared. From the night of their disap- pearance mysterious things have happened. These I will not explain for you will experience them yourself. The nervous strain has been too great. A few months ago I was a young man. I passed from young manhood to middle age, and from middle age to an old man. I did all this in six weeks. I am " Carrington came to an abrupt conclusion from sheer exhaustion. " You had bettor discontinue your story until some later day, " I told him kindly. " " Later day! " lie shouted. " I ' m d in.§, I ' m dying fast. " I attempted to calm him and administered an opiate, for I immediately Eaw the nature of his malady. It was a disease known as Raymond ' s disease, from which there is a decrease of the flow of the blood to the brain. A child having this disease will pass through every stage of iife and die of old age in a few months. The extreme of excitement can es the artery which leads to the brain to gradually close. There is no cure for the disease but to stop the irritability. So I gave Carrington an opiate and retired to a room appointed by a servant. I had scai-cely turned out the lights when a rope was thrown over my bed. I attempted to rise, but I was tied. A hideous skull glared down at me from the bed post. I knew immediately that is was not supernatural, tor spirits don ' t use sulphur and phosphorus for face powder. This was an interesting fact, for it gave me a clue which I began to consider. My thoughts were inter- rupted when a wet sheet was thrown over my face. The tumult which followed was so loud that I didn ' t hear the beautiful phrase which I muttered. During the remainder of the night I reclined in the position in which I was tied and was rescu;id by a servant tlie nevt morning. On the following night the crowd began to gather early for the holiday ball which Mrs. Carrington insisted on having in spite of her husband ' o ill- ness. When the orchestra began, I offered Mrs Carrington my arm. After the first selection was rendered I led her behind the palms and called for some ale. While waiting for the drink I decided to get the de ired information. " Mrs. Carrington, " I said, " what makes- you look so sleepy and drowsy? " " 1, sleepy and drowsy! " she echoed. " Yes, you. I don ' t know what ' s the matter, but you look as limp as a rag. " I leaned over the table and looked right down into her eyes. " Yes, you ' re getting drowsier and sleepier. Your linib and muscles are bscomiug dormant. Every moment your sleep becomes deeper and deeper. You ' re fast asleep, sound asleep, and dead asleep. You don ' t feel or hear anything except what I tell you. Sleep on quietly until I awaken you. " Mrs. Carrington had her gaze fixed steadily upon me; her very breath was measured by mine — she v,as under the influence of hypnotism. " Now, friend, " I hissed, " show or tell me the whole my;tery of this in- fernal chateau. " She took a key from her pocket and unlocked a door carefully concealed by a large painting. For the first time did I realize the thickness of those walls. They were at least five feet thick and were hollow. Live wires ran here and there, thus endangering the life of any who should step inside. I closed the door, which locked automatically, and turned to the woman. " You shall not remember anything which has happened to-night and if your husband dies you shall die with liim. " I gave this most hypnotic suggestion and waved my hand. She awoke and walked toward the ball room in a very unconcerned manner. Five minute? later I had a carriage on the way to Paris for men, pumps, and a large amount of cayenne pepper and chloroform. Ninety minutes later I had three pumps, which were fastened to the interior of the walls by rubber tubes, stationed in different parts of the house. I put a large negro at each pump and four men at each corridor. I stationed my.:elf in the library and turned out the lights. This was a signal to begin the pumps. I stood there, at least, five minutes, before anything happened. A door opened in the wall and a turbaned figure darted out, holding bis hand over his nostrils. As the strug- gle which occurred over the chauteau and our victory is too lengthy to toll, I shall relate Mrs. Carrington ' s confession. She had been more infatuated with Carriugton ' s wealth than with Carrington himself. Thus she had worked out a plan with the Hindus to bring her husband to a premature grave — and, prob- ably she would have s-ucceeded if he had not known this mysterious power of the human mind. A week later I sat in my office reading an " Extra, " which told of the death of Mrs. Carrington. While going down a street in Paris she had been shot by one of her Hindu servants, who had escaped from prison — shot bv one in whom she had placed the most confidence. MARCUS ALLDREUGE. advertisements. THE IAXI ' AL THAIMXG SHOP. A very popular course in the liigli school is the of the boys; have taken as m U Training. Some he boys; have taken as many as tlve courses in this work, and have made many useful articles. The work is eo much in demand that the shop is kept open until 5:00 o ' clock each evening One hundred fifty boys have taken work in this shop during the present school year. Many useful pieces of apparatus have been added, and these add materially to the efficiency of the work. Tweniy-five boys can work at one time and the shop is full most of the time. So many boys w-ished to take this work during the second semester, that many were denied the privilege because the room was crowded. The boys are enthusiastic in tnis work, and the results show that the work has been done accurately and carefully. Shun idleness letals. the rust that attaches itself to the mo;t brilliant Thursday and Friday afternoons of each week are devoted to conking work. The work includes practical work in the kitchen, a study of rolative food values, principles of cooking, care ot the home, household economy, etc , etc. The room presents a busy scene when the girls and their teicher are at work. Additional equipment has been added during (he year, and more material will be purchased, as needed. In this work, the plan, from the first, has been to buy the very latest and best equipment whenever anything is purchased. Any one who visits this room will feel that the money has been well spent. . bout one hundred twenty girls have taken courses In cooking during the present year. Many persons, some of whom have come from distant cities, have visited the cooking classes. Visitors are always welcome. The ladies of the Nulli Secundus Literary Club conducted a lecture course during the past winter, and they have donated the net proceeds derived from this course to the school to be used in purchasing needed equipment for the Cooking and Sewing rooms. These ladies have given the sum of one hundred sixty dollars to the school for this purpose. This amount will purchase prac- tically everything now needed in these apartments. wliat they ' re worth. ■ I! 11 11 ' _3 The work in sewing is done on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after- noons of each week. This work is very practical, and includes elementary sew- ing, advanced sewing, and dre:rmaking The girls also study textiles, color- ing, cutting, purchasing, etc., etc. Through the donation of the members of the NuUi Secundus Club, two ad- ditional sewing machines have been purchased, and one additional cabinet has been placed in position. This gives us complete equipment for sewing wor!;. The articles made by these girls are well made, and the girls take much pride in their work. COMMKHCIAI; IiaOM. The community is ju:tly proud of its strong commercial course which is offered throughout the full four years. Typewriting, Stenography, Bookkeeping, Commercial Law, Commercial Geography, Commercial Arithmetic and Business English are offered. It has been planned to purcliase new furniture for this room, because it is used so much of the time and the classes are so full. Four students who have taken the Commercial Course, in fuli are in this year ' s class A large number of the College Preparatory students have taken one or more courses in the Commercial Department. SCIKXCE DEPAIJTMEXT. Pi-obably the greatest change which has been made in any single Depart- ment during the past three years has been made in the Science Department. The work has been fully re-organized, additional apparatus has been purchased, and new cases, with locks, have been placed In position. The Science room presents a very pretty and attractive appearance, good work is done in all subjects. The work offered, at the present time, is Agriculture, Botany and Ph However, plans are now being made to add Horticulture and Physical Geogr; to the science course. and liM f r 1 1 DRAWING HOOM. It at first you do succeed, doii ' t take any more chances. OLKE CLUB. Top Row — Leona Welborii, Aline C ' j ien, Fiorenoe Pfister, Louise Dexheinier, Lola Tischendorf, Ruth Streeby, Carlena Cowen, Jimmie Butcher, Leila Cordrey, Ruth Hall, Mary Wilsey, Oleva Alldredge, Mary Wilcox. Ruby Allyn, Edith Highman, Anne Fulleuwilder, Aleen Calvert, Margaret Holton, Margaret Doerr. Second Row — Eva Highman, Helen Daniel, Mary Stinson, Mary Kreie, Helen Boburg, Nannie Jeffries. Anna AUes, Freda Ries, Mary Weir, Jamia Bailey, Mary Kuhn, Mae Moore. Third Row — Wilhelmina .Jeffries. Hazel O ' Neal, Lucile Ludlow, MatilJa liof- niann, Cordelia Noon, Stella Pfister, Helen Hironimu-, Helen Shryock, Hildred Oliver, Jessie Pickels, Mary Black, Myrtle Green, Gussie Sherertz, Ruby Hanes ' , Fern Bridges, Rachel Harlem, Madeline Forthoffer. Fourth Row — Helen Rowe, Bessie Shaw, Mi;s Dorsey, Director, Leah Suddoth, pianist, Katie Bokelmann, Ella Prick, Iva Duskey, Ruth Schultheis. i ' isit is alius long her wardrobe. " GIRIiS ' (iLEE CLUB. " The " Girls ' Glee Club " is a new organization, having been organized under Miss Dorsey ' s direction, at the first of the chool year 1913- ' 14. It started with a membership of twenty-eight but it has grown until at the present time there are titty-six members. The Glee Club is one of the most inspiring features of the school. It ap- peared on the musical program, given on the night of the debate between Princeton and Mount Vernon, and assisted the eighth grade in the Cantata, " The Fairies Festival " It also sang a number of times for the chapel exercises of the school. The last and best work of the year, however, was shown in the Operetta, " The Feast of the Little Lanterns:, " by Paul Bliss. This two act Operetta was efpeeially written for ladies ' voices. Tlie scene is a Chinese garden, profusely hung with little lanterns. As the story goes, the ancestral estate of Prince Chan is held in trust until the night of the Feast of the Little lanterns, when it shall be given over to any two surviving children. Princess Chan, having lost her brother and sister when they were all children at play in the mountain sum- mer-home of the Prince, is in great sorrow at the thought of losing her home, which, however, is saved tor her. The principal characters were: Princers Chan, a Chinese Heiress Helen Hovey Daniel. Mai Ku, a Japanese Juggler Maid Aleen Calvert. Wee Ling, Maid to the Princess Helen Rowe Ow Long, Governess to the Princess Mary Kreie. Chinese chorus of fifty-two voices. OltCHESTRA. The High School orchestra is now compoied of ten members. Throughout the past years the orchestra has been successful in its work but not until the year " 1914 " , has it gained so much honor and fame for the prompt and regular attendance and the increasing talent and ability of its members. Credit being given for the work gives rise to a greater number of members and a deeper interest in the work. The orchestra furnished music for one number of the lec- ture course and for the " Senior Play. " It assisted In the musical program of the Cantata, " The Fairies ' Festival, " given by the pupils of the eighth grade. Besides these special occasions, the oichestra has furnished music for chapel exercises a number of times during the year. Since the orchestra of the present year has surpassed that of the past, we hope the orchestra of future years will be more successful than ot this, the year " 1914. " Ther ' s alius plenty o ' harmony where nobuddv ' s got a cliance. NEGATIVK TKA.M. Marcus Alldredge, Lloyd Sugg and Oscar llies, with Paul Hanshoe, as Al- ternate, defended the negative side of the question. " Resolved, That there should be a graduated Federal income tax in the United States, " at Mount Ver- non. The vote of the judges was, Mount Vernon, one; Princeton, t vo. Henderson, Ky., High School was a member of the Triangular Debating League, but withdrew before the debates were held, leaving only Piinceton and Mount Vernon in the League. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Afliiniati e Team. ivan Carson, Eugene Fiihrer and Richard Milier, with Ru sell Shryocl;, as Alternate, represented this school at Princeton. The vote of the judges was, one for Mount Vernon and two for Princeton. The subject debated was the saiae at both Mount Vernon and Princeton. some people lave in their heads, the more they And to talk about. DKBATIXG SQUAD — FIRST SllMKSTER. Top Row — Arnold Crowder, Ivan Carson, Wm. Ruminer, Van V. Whiting, Lloyd Sugg. Second Row — J. Russell Shryock, Richard Miller, Mary E. Smith, Instructor, Eugene Fuhrer, Thayne S. Williams, Paul Hanshoe. Bottom Row — John Sander, Oscar Ries, Harley Curtis, Marcus Alldredge, I.ouis Hohstadt. All it takes is a little competition to show sc DKBATIXG SQUAD— SECOND SEMESTER. Top Row — Winfred Daws, Louis Hohstadt, Lloyd Sugg, Wm. Ruminer, Ivan McPadden, Louis Alles, Albert Row. Second Row — Cullen Sugg, Wm Dausman, Eugene E ihrer, Lloyd Thompson, Thayne S. Williams. Third Row — Dewey Harris, John Sander, Phillip Rowe, Laslie Utley. Doyle Ileironimus, Arthur Barter. Bottom Row — Floyd Alldredge, Andrew Bokelmann, Wm. Ridenour, Paul Han- shoe, Russel Shryock. DEB.iTIXG. For the second Semester, two teams were chosen from the above squad and a regular debate was held between the two teams. Almost as much en- thusiasm was aroused in this debate as there was at the time of the Triangular (Dual) Debate, during the first Semester. The boys In this squad have worked hard and earned the credit which they received. The school management feels that much good will come fi-om these debates, and that the contestants will receive much reward, in later life, for their efforts d our advertisements. ELOCIL ' TIOX. Top Row — Ruth Hall, Grace W illiams, Mary Wilsey, Helen Williams, Karl chnabel, Lucile Ha ' -dwinck, Gladys Roseubaum, I.eali Suddoth. Second Row — Florence Page, Edith Highman, Helen Hironimus, Helen Shryock, Hildred Oliver, Nellie Son, Jessie Lamb. Bottom Row — Rachel Harlem, Bessie Shaw, Hazel O ' Neal, Helen Boberg, Tillie Handel, Margaret Doerr. The department of Elocution in the Mt. Vernon High School is one in which the school has made great progress during the past few years. Two years ago it entered tne Big Six contest with Evansville, Princeton, Henderson, Washington and Vincennes. Last year at this same meet, the school was repre- sented by Mary Wilsey and third honors were taken. This year the manage- ment, realizing the great need of instruction in this line of work, organized a class known as ICnglish X, E., with Miss Smith as the instructor. A largo class has taken advantage of this, and due to their enthusiasm and earnestness th e present outlook is very favorable. lize our ad ert Top Row — Tliayne Williams, J. Russell Sliryock, Wm. Rumiiier, Mary E. Smith, instructor; Marcus Alldredge, Eugene Fulirer. Bottom Row — Cullen Sugg, Paul Hanshoe, Philip Rowe. Much interest is taken in oratory by the s held, and credit is given for this work. By a the best orator is chosen to represent the school. it-j. Regular classes are of preliminary contests. Some fellows Jon ' t care wnat they say an ' neither does anybuddy else. DISCUSSION CLASS. Top Row — Lloyd Sugg, Ivan McFadden, Marcus Alldredge. Second Row — Paul Hanshoe, Mary E. Smith, instructor. Bottom Row — Thayne Smitli Williams, Nellie Son, Eugene Fuhrer. DISCUSSION. At an informal meeting held at Indianapolis during the State Teachers ' Association, December 23, 1!I13, it was decided, by the representatives oi a number of the leading high schools of the State, to organize a State High School Discussion League and to put it on a practical basis this year. The plan agreed upon was to hold contests by counties and congre sional districts and to have the final state contest at Indiana University on May 2 9, 1914. One representative from each congi-essional district will compete in the final con- test. The subject, or topic, to be used in this discussion and in all the pre- liminaries and finals, is " A New Constitution for Indiana. " Participation in such discussion is of inestimable value, for it not only gives training in public speaking, promotes logical thinking and independent judgment, but above all, it gives a civic training which will increase the effi- ciency of our future citizenship. Through the untiring efforts of our Superintendent and District Chairman, Mr. E. J. Llewelyn, Mt. Vernon High School has taken active part in the league, and from present indications the outlook for our school is indeed, nothing but the brightest. Many people never win, because they never expect to wi ATHIiETICS. Owing to many misfortunes, the alliletic side of the Higli Scliool, with the exception of traclc woriv, has not been up to the stanrlard set by the school in previous years. This fact is not due to any laclv of material or interest in the worlc of the student body, but rather to unavoidable circumstances. Early in the school year it was thought best under the existing condition that football be dropped for this year. . n athletic association was organ ' zed W ' ith several members. The association at once prepared an out-door basket ball ground. A promising team was soon hard at work and were ready to de- fend the " Gold and Black " against all comers. After playing a few minor games, in which the team was ever victorious, the team disbanded and answered the school ' s call tor track men. The excellent showing made by our boys at the Evansville Indoor Track Meet in December last, causes us to view with coutidence the athletic events of the future. The track men of the High School are hard at work preparing for the first meet of the " South Western Athletic and Oratorical As;ociation " to be held at Princelon on May 9. We are confident that Mt. Vernon will be well repre- sented in this as well as past meets, and that our boys will establish at Prince- ton some long standing records. The " Dual Meets " to be held with different schools in Southern Indiana this spring will furnirh ample practice and experience for our men so that tney will be in very good condition on the !)th of May. You ' d never dream some fellers wuz " tine an ' dandy " if they didn ' t ad- INDOOR TRACK. Top Row — Albert Hermsen, Edson Erwin, Ralph Bush, S. E. Shideler, coach. Bottom Row — Walter O ' Neal. Carl Schnabel, Louis AUes. " INDOOR TRACK MEET. " Evansville, 1914. A comparatively tew students responded to the call for track men this year. Owing to the condition of the track and the state of the weather, this is not surprising. Notwithstanding these drawbacks, the small squad, under ihe personal instruction of Mr. Shideler, were soon hard at work and in a short time were making some " enviable out-door " records. On December 20, 1914, seven athletes, the representatives of this school, headed by Mr. Shideler, boarded the car for Evansville, to be pitted in an all day meet against the largest schools iri Southern Indiana. Owing to the short out-door practice of our boys the school was forced to exclaim, " Well done, " when Mt. Vernon won second place in both meet and relay race. The latter was won by Evansville in 1 min. 52 sec, with Mt. Ver- non a close second. The following are the boys who represented the Mt. Vernon Relay Team: Hermsen, O ' Neal, Bush, Schnabel. Track Team: Schnabel, Busch, O ' Neal, Alles. Hermsen, Erwin and Joiin- son. Schools participating and order of winning: 1. 2. Evansville Mt. Vernon 4. Vincennes Bedford Rockport Bicknell. If some folks could see thei: go by, they ' d tui ' u around and go bnck BIX SIX — 1913. Top Row — Ivan McFadden, Herman Martin, Kenneth Kiltz, Everett Wild. Middle — Harold Johnson, Joe Duokv.orth, Sylvanns Utley, John Staples. Bottom — Charles Hames, Carl Schnabel, Louis Alles, Ralph Bu-h. Herbert Kettlehut, absent. " BIG SIX. " Mt. Vernon was well represented at the annual Big Six meet last fall. Schnabel, a second year man, distinguished himself by easily winning the 220, and finishing second in the 440 yard dash. Alles, our Freshman long distance man, won great applause in passing both Linton ' s and Vincennes ' tnilers within 40 yards of the finish and thus se- curing for Mt. Vernon third place in the mile. Duckworth. Kiltz, Bush, Utley and Douglas all displayed that mixture oC and pluck which has made Alt. Veruon an important factor in Southern Inc ' iana athletics. Result of meet: Kvansville 33 1-5 Washington 31 1-5 Linton 24 Vincennes 112-5 Mt. Vernon 10 1-5 Princeton 7 BIG SIX DISSOLVED. On March 27, 1914, the principals of liie different schools composing the " Big Six Ath;ptic and Oratorical Association, " met at the Severin Hotel in In- dianapolis to consider certain matters in regard to the carrying on of the As- sociation. After a long discussion, during which no agreement could be reaiUed, it was decided to dissolve the Association. This was done and a resolution, specifying that none of the schools should again combine under the old name, was parsed. On April 4, Principals Wiles of Evansville; McReynolds of Princeton; New- ton of Vincennes (proxy) and Shideler of Mt Vernon, met at Evansville for the purpose of organizing a new Association. It was decided that this Assucia- tion should be known as the " South Western Indiana Quadrangle thletic and Oratorical. " A new constitution was drawn up, which provided for a succes- sive rotation of meets — the first to be held at Princeton (1914); Vincennes (ir,15); Mt. Vernon (j ' . 16); Evansville (1917). It farther provvJi d that ihe .ifficers of the Associaiioii should vary as the location ol the meet. ) he prin- cipal where the meet is to be held to be Secretary and Treasurer, the principal where lasi meet was held to be President. BASKKTBALL. Standing — Prof. Karry Calvert, coach; Albert Hermsen, guard: Lca ' s Ailfs, guard; Thayne ' VVilliams, forward. Sitting — Carl Sehnabel, guard; Walter O ' Neal captain, forward; Ralph Bush, center; Streeby, center. THE ALUMNI To the Alumni ol the M. V. H. S.: As you read this number of the Hoop Pole it may bring back to you one of those choice segments of past experience which Alumni hold in common and are every ready to renew; it may recall to you the time when you too were happy Seniors of M. V. H. S. with the world before you, when you started out in that untried world with high hope and ambition. Read it often, then, and continue your struggle with new strength; and, if from your experience, you have a word of encouragement or a message of any kind, remember that there is a place in the Hoop Pole reserved for such words or messages. M. V H. S. PRESENT. Gallup, New Mexico, March 15, 1914. Dear Alumni of M. V. H. S.: It is with great pleasure that I write something of the scenery, climnte, and the Indians of New Mexico. Of course I know more of the country around here than I do of any other part of New Mexico. Gallup is a mining town, situated at an altitude of 6,800 feet on the west slope of the Rockies It is composed mostly of foreigners. The school chil- dren are Mexican for the most part, then Spanish, Assyrian, Slav, and Italian. Only a small per cent of them are Americans. It was impossible for me to pro- nounce their names at first and I didn ' t try to spell them. These Mexican names are the most common: Jesus. Ilario, Guadalupe, Anhil, Amilano, for boys, and Prancisca, Rafalita, Lupe and Stepheneta for girls. The most com- mon " surnames " are Gonzales, Appodaca, Backoviih, and Radosovich. Their Spanish names are 3?dilles, Castillo and Ortiz. These are not pronounced at all as spelled. The children are just like other children, perhaps a little more wild, and the Mexicans dirtier. The Mexican houses, as well as some of the finest American home3, are made of adobe mud gotten from the hills. The bricks are made of the wet mud and left to dry. These houses are warm in winter and cool in summer. The Mexicans build theirs right on the ground and don ' t tinish them inside, but the better ones are stained in pretty colors. There is very little grass and only a few flowers and trees. Yet the E-cenery is beautiful. Instead of seeing a mass of distant trees in all directions, here you see bare hills, and big rocks on all sides. The best way to see the country is to go horseback riding. Horses can be hired for twenty-five cents an hour. You can buy a fine Indian pony tor thirty or forty dollars. Almost all the children ride burros, which can be bought for two or three dollars. There ai-e some very intere.:ting places near Gallup. One is Milk Ranch Canyon, about twelve miles from here. A crowd of us went in a wagon out there for a picnic last fall. We rode for miles over t he plains and through the mountains. 1 saw my first prairie dogs and two coyotes. The men killed rabbits and we cooked dinner over an open fire. After dinner we walked through the canyon, where we could look up and see great rocks on either side of us. We climbed the rocks and came back by the road. We could look for miles over the country. Oh, it was so wonderful! Another interesting place is " Kit Carson ' s Cave, " about fifteen miles away. Then there are Red Rock and Crown Point, places of beautiful scenery. These trips are best taken on horseback. And now I must tell you of my first horse- back ride. Two couples of ut and a chaperon left Gallup at midnight on Saturday night, took the train to Perea, an Indian trading post in the mountains. There were the trading store and station and boarding house, just shacks like you see in picture shows. After breakfast Mr. West- Indian trader, had five Indian ponies saddled and we started on our riue Of course the first thing I did was to bump my head on a beam across the gate coming out of the corral. I couldn ' t make the horse go and was scared to death, but pretended not to be. After we had ridden a short distance I learn- ed how to sit, and then rode as if I had ridden all my life. brook At first we rode over the plains, but we could see the mountains in the distance. Oh, the scenery was wonder- Then we came to an old Indian trading store about noon. Here we ate our lunch and the trader showed us his curios, old rugs, pieces of pottery, and hides. There were numbers of Indians standing around and we had ou r pictures taken with them. The trader was an old man w lio had been at that one post for twenty-five years He told lis a great deal of the hi ' tory of the Navajos, things I had never heard before Did you know that the In- dians sold their daughters to the highest bidder? He told ot one old man seventy years old who was married to a girl ol emht One chief, " Silver Pete Smith (we met him), has a daughter of twenl -fi e who isn ' t married yet, as he holds her for a good price. The chiefs are appointed by the Government. There is only one real Indian chief of the old tribe left, Chief Kutoni. The Government supplies each Indian with so many head of sheep and so much land. By noon we were right on the reservation. We were going to an Indian dance and each Indian we ' d meet would tell us it was just a little farther on. We rode right through the mountains, at an altitude of 9,000 feet. I cannot describe the granduer. The rocks were red, yellow, green, and all colors. We rode along ridges with deep ravines on each side, on the bank of a precipice, crossed ditches, then narrow passes. It began lo snow and then to rain, still we kept riding. Finally we came to a big " Hogan, " got off and dried our clothes. And never as long as I live will I forget the sight that greeted my eyes when I lifted the little flap to the door. But first I must describe an In- dian Hogan. They are circular liuts made of adobe mud put together with stone and sticks, having one small opening for a door with a rug hanging over it There is a hole in the top for the smoke to go through. We passed several that day and went in and took pictures. Well, there were forty or more Indian men sitting in a circle around the fire. We piled our sweaters and caps in front of the fire and dried them. Mr. Westbrook, the trader, can talk Navajo ana he talked to them a little. But they wouldn ' t talk much, just looked at us and laughed, for they seemed to think we were funny. Every time one of the men would help us on with our sweaters or rubbers ' , or help us on our horses the Indians laughed, for of course the squaws wait upon them. They asked Mr. Westbrook if we had on trousers, because we wore divided tkirts. He told them yes, that was the way women dressed now days. We tried to get them to sing and dance, but they couldn ' t be persuaded. The dance was to be held that night at nine o ' clock. An Indian was sick and they were going to paint him up and dance around him. The Medicine Men were there. Otiier Indians kept coming in all the time, from miles around in the country. Well, I never had anything so wonderful to happen to me before. I couldn ' t realize that I, Jennie Louise Ed- son, from Indiana, was sitting in an Indian Hogan, with forty men, in New Mexico, way up in the mountains while the rain fell outside, all sheltered by the same fire. I kept wondering where the squaws were. After it stopped rain- ing we walked around and came to another Hogan, where all the squaws and children were cooking supper. There was a great pile of cakes, and they were boiling meat and I D ' iking coffee. Lillian came very near knocking over III. ' coffee pot. The babies were barefooted and it was cold ,too. One squaw, 1 suppose of a little higher cast than the others, had on a green velvet waist and full brown skirt and wore about ten strings of beads around her neck, just one pendant of turquoise was worth two hundred dol- lars. She wore a belt made of big silver pieces, set with turquoise, and more pretty rings and bracelets. We tried to get her picture, but it was too dark. Then we started back and we had to hurry before it got dark. The trail was muddy and slushy, and I was frightened several times going down straight, slippery rocks. Indian ponies are pretty sure footed, though, and we made the worst of it through the mountains before it got dark; but we rode over the plains in pitch darknejs, just followed a light for miles. We were a tired and hungry bunch that dragged in about 9 o ' clock. Think of riding more than twenty miles your first trip! Then we took the midnight train for Gallup. It certainly was a great experience. I wish you all might see the beautiful Indian things. I got a lovely silver bracelet set with turquoise, at the trading store. I also have two big Navajo rugs and a trunk mat, a ring, and two pieces of Mexican drawn-work that a friend sent to Old Mexico and got for me. The Navajo ' s have little money now and sell their Indian rugs and bracelets for almost nothing. I could have gotten a beautiful couch cover the other day for six dollars, and a table runner for two dollars and a half. This is very cheap, for they had at first wanted six dollars for it. They cost more than that in the trading stores. The cheapest way to buy rugs, is to get them from Indians who come to the house to sell them. You will be interested to know how the In- dians dress. The squaws all wear full skirts. J .. The Navajos wear their skirts long and the Zunis ' - , " -ear them short, with their legs bound in v. ' hite t H lif ' cloth. They wear bright colored waists with B - y strings of beads around their necks. Both men and women comb their hair straight back, ar- ranged in a knot at the back of the head, bound with string. The men wear American clothes, with always a rug wrapped around their shoulders, broad brimmed hats and moccasins. A few have their hair cut short and wear shoes, but they are generally the ones that work around the town Indians make good servants. There are two very pretty Indian girls hare. They are Americanized and dress well. A good many go to the Government schools, but it only makes them discontented to come back to their life in the " Hogan. " There is an Indian school near here called the " Re-ho-both Mission. " It consists of the girls ' and boys ' dormitories and hospital. We have ridden there on horseback. To-morrow we have a school picnic. I wish you might all go along. We are going to walk about three miles out in the hills. The scenery right here is beautiful, too. I love the big rocks. We walk after school and take our sup- per, and have picnics every once in a while. The weather is grand, just like spjing, and has been almost ever since Christmas. It was pretty cold before then. There are several trips I want to take before I come home. One is to the petrified forests in Arizona, just sixty-eight miles away. Another is to the McGaffey Lumber Camp up in the mountains, at an altitude of eleven thousand feet. We intend to make that soon, some Saturday or Sunday My! I won ' t be content with auto rides when I come home. I ' m afraid it will be tame. Ha, ha. I like Indian ponies. Well, I can ' t think what else to write, there is so much. Oh, yes, there are fine coal mines around here and a big brick plant. There is something doing here all the time, nice dances, entertainments given by the Santa Fe for its employers, like the lecture course, parties, picnics and rides before school work. Hoping that you may be so interested you will all want to come west, where you are truly alive, I am. Your old friend and classmate, JENNIE LOUISE EDSON. CLASS OF JOIl— KIUST TO HOLD KKUNION. The class of 1911, with the view of organizing an Alumni Association, held its first annual reunion at the home of Miss Florence Zergiebel, on Feb. 14, 1914. Of the thirty members of the class, the following were present: Nellie Blue, Clarence Crunk, Wm. R. Dexheimer, Polly Erkin (Stickles), F. C. Esyen- laub. Raymond Johnson,- Louis D. Keck, Geo. W. Kreie, Marguerite Kreutzinger, Irving Morlock, Alfred Oschman, Wm. E. Riecken, Lester G. Rowe, Erskine Utiey, Edwin Wade, Jr., Luella M hipple, Faye Whiting, Cyril Williams, Flor- ence Zergiebel. They entertained as their guests the three remaining members of the 1911 faculty. Miss Lydia Wall, Prof. G. E. Behrens and Mrs. C. T. Johnson, Jr. The early part of the evening was spent in renewing " auld acquaintances, " during which time a short program was rendered. The regrets of the follow- ing absent members and teachers were read and turned over to the secretary: Prof. F. E. Calahan, Supt of Public Schools, Cavalier, N. D , sent regards and best wishes to the class and his many friends here. He stated that they had a cool snap there, only 32 degrees below zero. Prof. Edw. Daniels had given up the profession and had met with success in the live stock trade at Columbia, Ind. Bert H. Barter, employed in the office of the City Engineer of Cairo, drank a toast to the class at 10 o ' clock on the eve of the banquet. A toast was given Mr. Barter by the class at that hour. Philip A. Haas, a non-commissioned officer of the steamship Henley (U. S. Navy), which lay in the harbor at Cuba, commended the class to the especial care of Budha. Chas. Mott Rhein, a stu- dent of dentistry in Denver, proclaimed dentistry the greatest of all professions and asked the signatures of each member of the class. These were written on a menu card and mailed to Mr. Rhein. Miss Patricia Wolf, a student of L U., found it impossible to attend. Miss Ray Jones sent regrets Ijater in the evening, a six-course luncheon was served in the parlors, which were artistically decorated in the class colors, purple and white. Stream- ers of hearts fell from the chandelier to the class pennants, which were fas- tened to the walls. Purple and white candles in huge candelabra cast their light upon the table strewn with ferns and white carnations, the class flower. Toasts were given in response to remarks by Toastmaster Wm. R. Dex- heimer regarding a permanent alumni association. The following menu vas served : MENU. Oyster Cocktail. Potage au Tomatoes Olives Celery Sweet Pickles Salade d ' Oranges Trifles Roast Turkey Creamed Potatoes Sauce au Airelles Rouges Huitres au Gratin French Peas in Patties Salade a la Reine Paine Americaine Simple Ice Mints Nuts Genevoise Coffee Tea Cigars The 1911 class again show their progressiveness as members of the Mt. Vernon High School by holding a reunion. Among the records, the following forward movements are considered noteworthy; Establishment of a Senior Class Play. Large donation of funds for Reference Books. nonation of picture — " Choosing of Caskets, " to assembly room. Donation of bust — " Lincoln, ' ' by class members, (Cyril Williams, Lesier G. Rowe, Wm. F. Bautz, Wm Dexheimer, L. D. Keck.) The 191] class now stands ready to further a movement for the re-or- ganization of the Alumni Association which existed here some years back, the last meeting of that body being held in 1S96. COMMITTEE 1911 CLASS. WHEN THE POST.MAX PASSED BILL UP. The Sunday before St. Valentine ' s Day was destined to be a red letter day for a certain group of students. With such a motley array of characters as these assembled under one roof, there is little wonder that strange thing? came to pass The " Bunch " proper consisted of only five, four students, and a young " authority on haberdashery and styles. " The temple ol the haber- dashery oracle was a clothing store, and the oracle himself was a personage, far more interesting than the Greek lady of history. He was Irish, and em- ployed his native wit almost exclusively in humiliating and annihilating over- exuberant freshmen, and so proficient was he, ihat they hated him worse than Mathematics. His real name was McL ' only, but he was known as " Red. " " Irish " " Mac " or " Shorty, " any of which titles was applied to him indiscriminately. Mac and two brothers. Junior Higgins and Freshman Higgins, lived in two down- stairs rooms. Junior Higgins bore the more practicable name, " Skinny, " and was Just a common, ordinary jolly good fellow, whereas his brother, who was dubbed the " Johnston Jewel, " possessed an artistic temperament. One whole side of his room was plastered up with " Art, " and every day or two, the post- man brought him some cultural magazine or other. Besides, — he sang! Every morning his operatic waitings quavered through the lower hall, and he wasn ' t content to sing, " Hail, hail, the gang ' s all here, " or some sensible song, but needs must render " Lucia " or " II Trovatore. " One might suppose that such an artistic soul would have been held in awe, but quite the contrary, the barbarous alluded to his moods of melody as " spells, " and even asked him to carry in coal! The other two inhabitants of the Flats, as the boys called their rooming-house, were Bill Ma: on and Reeves, his Ireshman room-mate. Reeves was cursed with a rare complexion, brown eyes with appropriate laches, and hair soft and fluffy — really becoming, except the time when the soph ' s clipped it. Because of these qualities, he bore the appendage " Lizzie. " A sixth member of the circle was Highbrow. Highbrow did not room at the Flats, but just dropped in occasioniy, when a card game was in sight. There is no mystery to his re-christening: what else could you call a man who pulls " A ' s " in physics, and aspires to be presi- dent of Harvard! Yes, this Sunday was destined to be a red letter day. The whole day had an ominous air about it, especially for Mason. First of all, the room was v ' arm when he got up! Such a state of affairs was unprecedented in the history of his stay in that house, and he ought to have taken warning. However, he was in great spirits, procured some snow from the roof, and dL tribuled it over the physiognomy of his sleeping room-mate. Another noteworthy incident was tlie fact that the Higgins boys got up at eight, instead of ten-thirty, as was their usual custom! And Reeves attended two church services in that one day! In the afternoon, Ma.son went down to the Kennel. The Kennel was the downstairs study, a big, barny room; its only redeeming feature being a fire- place. An open fire is always more cheerful than a hot air register, especially, if the register sometimes spouts cold air, so Uie big room was a popular loafing placi despite the Jewel ' s art treasures, and Red ' s dusty pipes, and dilapidated tobacco cans It was called the Kennel, because Shorty had a pup which he kept cooped in the room. At this time, " Skinny " was reading, his brother was investigating Renaissance door-steps, or Gothic window-panes, or somsthing equally fascinating, and Highbrow was watching Red, who wai rummaging through some old post cards, and had some drawing materials spread out before him. Reeves was amusing himself in his customary manner — tormenting others. " What are you doin ' . Red? " " Oh, I ' m gonna make a picture. Tell me something to make, Bill. " " I don ' t know anything, — say, do . ou guys know what they had for re- freshments at the Freshman Smoker? " " No, what was it? " • " Milk! Appropriate, I ' d say! " " I ' d say it was, " was the general opinion. Of course all this was said for the benefit of the Freshman. But now Bill brought the conversation back to the picture. " Say, Shorty, I ' ll tell you, — make a Valentine! " -AH right! " After a minute or two ' s search, McConly stumbled upon an " idea. " He found a card which portrayed a Dutch boy in the throes of protoundest dejec- tion. His saucer-eyes showed a hopeless despair, and his mouth was set tense- ly, as if life held no joy for him. Pointing to the card, and cocking his head at the taller man, his eyes radiating mischief. Red said, " See that picture? I ' m gonna copy that, and send it to your girl. It ' s to represent the expression on the face of one Wm. Henry Mason, when hs doesn ' t get any mail from Bainsburg! " " What do you think about that. Bill? Purty cute, huh? " " Yes, purty cute, — just about as cute as feedin ' the pup canned salmon! That is, il ' d be cute, if you sent it. " " Why shouldn ' t we send it? " " Because I don ' t want you to, that ' s why. " " Everybody laughed at this Srinister threat, because everybody knew that he wouldn ' t hurt anybody, even it he did show his teeth, and twitch his nose in an ominous manner while his bob-tailed pompadour bristled ferociously. So the work of copying the gloomy gentleman proceeded, someone continually reassuring the victim that " they ' d sure sond it " " Well, somebody ' d better look out, that ' s all I got to say, " " Now, look here. Bill, — what do you care? What ' s your reason for kick- in ' ? She won ' t get mad, will she? " " No, but ' " But what? " " Her parents might. " ' Oh, I see, — I appreciate the circumstances, " was Red ' s consoling re- mark. " Besides I don ' t look that way — you guys never did see me look that way! " " Oh, Bill, the dickens you dont. How about the time one of era went down to Fifth Street, instead of Fourtli, and you didn ' t get it for three days? We all thought it ' d soon be time for the stars in jour crown. " " That was a hard week on me, " sighed the limpid-eyed Freshman. ' Say, fellows, " exclaimed Highbrow, with the air of having made a great discovery, " that ' s the first thing Lizzie ' s said in four minutes and a half; I timed him! " All that this announcement elicited was a look of consternation, of in- tensest incredulity. Mason was the first to recover his senses. " Ahem, er , Highbrow, although we know you to be a man of " im- peccable " veracity, we can ' t believe that. That ' s Just as impossible as it is for Red to keep from fallin ' in love. " " The picture goes, " declared the injured man. " Do tell, " returned the Sophmcre, leaning against the mantle and squint- ing up at the cobwebs, with a superior air. " Why, you don ' t even know the girl ' s name. " " Kildone, ya, ya, ya! " " Huh, lots of Kildones in Bainsburg. Many Kildones up around Bains- burg as there are dates on no-date nights. You don ' t know her first name nor her street number. " " Freshman, what ' s her first name? " demanded McConly, turning on Reeves. " Mary. You don t need any street address in our town. " The inconven- ience of having a room-mate from one ' s own town! Gazing at his finished masterpiece, the artist said, " That ' s too good to give away. I ' ll label it " When the postman passed Bill up. " The next Wednesday, when Mason came from his eight o ' clock class, he found the landlady giving his room a long-delayed cleaning. Not wishing to disturb the rites of expurgation, he went down to the Kennel. He had just settled down to his French, when his eye happened to rest — where the Dutch boy ought to be. But it wasn ' t there! " Why, tho:e, aw, they ' ve hid that picture; they ' re trying to scare me. I should worry! " At dinner he accused the fellows of having hid the picture. They in turn accused him of having " swiped " it. " Yes, you ' re afraid we wouldn ' t send it, fo you sent it yourself, " was Lizzie ' s solution. " Oh, yes, I am likely to have done it. I ' m that sort of a fellow, ain ' t I? Has there ever been anything in my conduct to warrant such accusation;? " Each of the four men avowed the profoundest ignoranc? regarding the mysterious disappearance. Red strengthened his case by saying, " Bill, you know 1 wouldn ' t send that up there, to get you in bad. " " Aw, you ' re all pernicious prevaricators; that picture ' s in the front room. But if you sent it, — if you did ! " an expressive shake of the head com- pleted the sentence. Saturday the postman was inexcusably late. And mind you, Mason ' s regu- lar Friday letter hadn ' t come yet! A portrait of his inner feelings would have resembled the expres-sion on the gaudy Hutch boy ' s face. He had given up hope, when the tardy postman at last ambled down the street with his LET- TER. He had barely read the first line, when he roared in a voice in which anger, surprise and amusement were blended, " Daggone that runty Irish- man. " What ' s the matter? " inquired Reeves, innocently. " Matter — you know what ' s the matter, but I ' ll read this to you just the same. ' I have had something to occupy my mind these past few days. I think you know as much about it as I do, because I think you wrote the thing. It ' s a very formal letter, saying that on the fourteenth day of February I shall re- ceive a picture representing the expre-sion on the face of one Wm. Henry Mason, when he doesn ' t get a particular letter from Bainsburg? " Mason was too excited to work any more. At supper he bombarded JIc- Conly with vivid and soulful epithets. " And the worst part about it is, she accuses me of having written the thing! " " Why, Bill, you ought to feel flattered that she attributed that ma ?ter- piece to your brain. " " Huh, if my comprehensive mentality couldn ' t conceive and compose any- thing better than the mediocre meanderings of your atrophied mental mechan- ism, I ' d : Aw, fellows, you see what a position I ' m in, — I can ' t do any- thing. Skinny has only one eye and the rest are mental deficients. " The next week, the conspirators were evidently more interested in Mason ' s mail than Mason was himself. They were impatient to see what SHE would say about the picture. Every morning and afternoon they would ruih to Bill, to see if the letter had not come. " I ' m not gonna get any more letters, I tell you, " the interviewed man re- plied to all questions. Indeed, this prediction seemed true, for three weeks passed, and no one ever saw one of the familiar letters or the radiant smile, which their recipient wore every Tuesday and Friday. One evening all but Mason were assembled in the Kennel. Red bet;an the topic which concerned them most. " What do you think about this, anyway? Do you think the ' s really quit " Naw, " retorted Highbrow. " Course not. She ' s not sore. Any girl ' d be tickled to death to get a picture like that. I 11 bet he gets those letter?, and he doesn ' t say anything about them. " " But look here, Highbrow, he looks like he ' s all in. He hasn ' t even aid one sarcastic word in two weeks I tell you that boy ' s sickl " " I ' m here most always when Al comes and I haven ' t seen any letters. " " Yes, " wa, Skinny ' s verdict, " he ' s sick. " " It ' s the pie. I knew two pieces a day ' d get his goat " Highbrow and Mason had made an agreement, whereby Mason got Highbrow ' s pie every Jay, and gave him his ice cream on Sundays. " No, sir, " declared Skinny. " I ' ll tell you how I know. The oHier evening when I came back from supper, he was sittin ' here before the fire, — didn ' t have any light turned on — and was humming the " Roaryl " Highbrow submitted, " Gosh, if he ' s that nutty, I guesi you ' re right! " Mason ' s absence the following evening, gave Reeves a chance to make a grave announcement. " Say, guys, listen to this, it ' s from my sister, ' Grace, ' that ' s Mary Kildone ' s sister, ' told me that Mary and Bill had split up oi-er fome crazy Valentine or something He ' s writt ' n her five letters but she won ' t .His subsequent remarks were broken off by the en ' rance of Mason him- relf. Skinny solicitously gave him his I ' hair, and after an embarras ing sili nce. Red took the matter in hand. ' Well, Billy, it seems that we kinder got you in bad, so to speak. " " Has that just penetrated the hazy emp;ine s of your consciousnesses? " " Whatever that means, — I gue e so. But we ' re sorry — we didn ' t think — " " I didn ' t expect the imposEible, Red. But really, fellows, I don ' t blame you — you didn ' t think she ' d get mad; neither did I. But you can ' t tell what a woman ' U do. Just a general misunderstanding, — couldn ' t be helped " " Do you reckon if we ' d — if we — er — say we ' d, you know, write a nice letter, tellin ' her, you know, that it was just an innocent little joke, — apologize and all that " " It might help, but " four days later Bill Mason came to dinner, a tran figured man. He was so happy that he ate beans as if they weie a rare delicacy. When the " Bunch " had returned to the Kennel, he extracted a dainty letter from his pocket, and read: " Our joke certainly worked. I got a leitcr of apology tiiis morning It ' s rich I It is the quintesFsence of humility, and all clogged up with gobs of penitence. They sure fell for it. " Then he produced six similar letters of recent dates. " How ' s come we didn ' t see you get those letters? " " Ah, it ' s a deep, dark mystery, me lads You forget that I meet Al every day on my way home from labratory or class! I wi h to thank you, gentle- men, for the kind solicitude you have so gratuitously displayed, and the stren- uous efforts to reinstate me in the favor of the — er, the postman! " WILL MAURER. ' 1L MARY LOU. Before I tell this story I feel I owe it to myself to make an explanation, else some readers would likely think me a prey to a too vivid imagination and the habit of dreaming. It is then in justice to myself and to the real donor of this tale that I beg to announce that it is not the product of my fertile brain but came to me directly from the life of a highly esteemed and truthful person, the same being no other than Old Daddy Price of the " Corners. " Daddy Price keeps the store and post office at the " Corners. " The Corners is a junction of two wagon roads in the midst of the Cumberland Mountains of Middle Tennessee where I and two companions had gone for a week ' s turkey shooting. One evening our larder being empty I went to the Corners to re- plenish it, and that is how I came by the story. Once at the Corners, the temptation of the soap box stools was too great for me and I took a seat and engaged Old Daddy in a yarn swapping conversa- tion. Presently our talk was interrupted by a customer who proved to be the source of this tale. He was one of those men whom it is of no use trying to describe, one whose appearance is not essentially different from other men, yet possessing a person- ality which stands out and demands attention. Aside from his white hair and beard which he wore very long, he was at first sight not very different from the average native of the Cumberlands, but at the second glan ce there was some- thing that marked him as different. His demeanor, too, set him off as a man whose unusual past had made him different from his fellows. Something in his deep, dark eyes suggested a life of sorrow and constant brooding. After making a few purchases without speaking a half dozen words, he left the store and disappeared up Ihe trail, leading toward Eagle Cliff When he was gone I questioned old Daddy as to his name, business and past life At first the old storekeeper hesitated but after a little coaxing he told me the story which for the sake of brevity and for the want of a proper glossary, I will attempt to translate into the English used out of the Cumberlands. " It ' s a long story, stranger, and not many know it, but I have lived here at the Corners sixty years and more, and few things have happened around here that I do not know something of. " I remember the first time I saw him. He was younger looking then, and a different man. He came from the city up here to hunt, as you have. There were deer here then and plenty of them. Well he and his party (there were three or four of them) camped over toward Eagle Cliff on Spring Creek. It happened one evening that he strayed away from the rest of the party, after a stag which he had wounded, and at night fall found himself lost. Presently he heard the tinkle of a cow bell and taking the direction from which it came he came upon Vick Colquilt ' s cabin. " He was a likely lad and Vick took a liking to him. The next morning he went back to camp with him and from then on served as a guide for the party besides keeping the camp in liquor from his " still. " " Old Vick had a daughter, a regular little wood nymph she was and pretty as women get. Yellow hair she had and blue eyes, sparkling as the waters of the mountain streams she played beside. Her figure was slender yet well made. She was as agile as a catamount, yet as dainty as a fawn. All that has ever been said of the beautiful she was and more besides. She was little more than a child in the eyes of the stranger on his first visit, but her beauty appealed to him. No thought of love entered his mind, but to her he was the embodiment of all things great and good, and in those few days ' time she had grown to love him with all her childish heart. " The time came when he had to go back to his world and he bade old Vick and the girl good-bye, promising to come back in the spring to fish. " To no one was that winter longer and duller than to little Mary Lou, who hovered ' round the great fireplace anxiously waiting the return of the man to whom she had so impetuously given her heart. How she watched the approach of spring! In what a fever of expectancy she was when she heard the first blue- bird! How she watched the streams tor signs of trout! " Poor foolish little Mary Lou! Few spent a more delightful winter than her young sportsman in a gay city, with all the opportunities that wealth, culture, and social standing afford. But with the approach of spring he felt the fever in his veins and longed for the leaping trout streams of the mountains, and true to his promise, arrived alone at the home of Old Vick one evening. This time he stayed at old Vick ' s cabin and oh, what an eventful outing it was! Fishing was good and the sweet pure freedom of the hills and pretty little Mary Lou and all gave added source to the joy of living. To Mary Lou, too it was a per- iod of unalloyed, unexpressable joy, for what tongue or pen can express the joy of a pure maiden ' s love? Time flew swiftly by, and soon the young man was forced to leave again to go back to his world; a cultured world where there were no leaping trout streams, nor pretty mountain lassies. This time he would gladly have stayed the whole summer, but he knew his friends expected him and he felt duty bound to sacrifice his own wishes for the customs and ideas instilled in him. " When he again took leave of the mountain, Mary Lou looked longingly after him, tor she was fast growing into a woman and the woman ' s love de- manded love in return, and in all his stay, there had been no word of love spoken. The man felt strange pangs at parting. He knew himself to be in love with Mary Lou and guessed she loved him in return but that fact, the one which should have caused his heart to leap exultantly, cost him his first real heart- ache. That he should marry the mountain girl never crossed his mind. That to him would have seemed impossible. Did he not come from one of the oldest and most aristocratic families of his beloved Dixie? No, he could never marry a mountain girl, though she were a Venus of beauty and a paragon of virtue. So deeply were his ideas trained and bred into him that he did not even think of the natural way to ease his heartache. " As time passed the man became moody. Still holding to his inbred no- tions, he became restless and surly, nursing within him a hatred for the whole world. At last he could stand it no longer and disappeared without warning from the circle in which he was known. He went to the cabin of Old Vick to find happiness and love now at the cost of his very all. He would start anew and begin life over again in the mountains. But he was too late, poor little Mary Lou could not stand the incessant heartache. Gradually the roses faded from her cheeks and the sparkle disappeared from her eyes. She grew tired of living and as a result her splendid body began to decline and a dreaded disease found work to do. " When the man came she was lying on a couch very weak. The change in her horrified him and his heartache grew, for he knew he was responsible for it. He waited on her tenderly, hardly leaving the bed side but it was all of no avail. " Little Mary Lou was happy, but she knew she would soon leave him. It ■was on a beautiful day in autumn when she passed away. Like the first day he saw her he thought. Oh, how he rued the day but it was all too late. " They buried her on a little knoll and he builded him a cabin overlooking it. Since then he has never left the mountains and his hair has grown snow white. Some say he is mad but I think not. Anyway ' tis a hard line to draw be- tween insanity and the sanest sanity. " So ended Old Daddy ' s story and I have often thought of it and of his last statement. LEMUEL PHILLIPS, ' 13. Trouble is the only thing we can borrow, without being expected to repay. Mr. Behrens; " Ivan, what does 9-5 of equal? " Ivan McFadden: " One hun dred and eighty. " Mr. Stinnett: " What is velocity, Charles? " Charles: " Velocity is what a fellow lets go of a wasp with. " Ivan McFadden to Walter O ' Neal: " How do you reduce grains to tons? " .Miss Hale (in Latin VI.): " Lloyd, what is the Latin word for touch, im- press or affect? " Lloyd Sugg (thinking over the dance of the night before) : " Tango. " Miss Smith: " Use the word gruesome in a sentence, Willie Finn. " Willie Finn: " Ivan McFadden quit shaving and grew some mustache. " Miss Prenzel (in English VI.): " Harley, this great man about whom we have been reading is called an unconscious humorist. What is an unconscious humorist? " Harley Curtis: " A joker that ' s fainted away. " Mr. Shideler (to Ancient History Class) : " What were the principal mili- tary events in the reign of Claudius Caesar? " Precocious Crowder Boy: " He had four wives. " Mr. Shideler (hearing the American History lesson) : " Turning to Richard Miller he sai d, " Richard, what was Washington ' s Farewell Address? " Richard: " Heaven. " Mr. Shideler (in Civics) : " Frank, don ' t you think it would be a good thing if our legislators were limited to one term? " Frank Grant: " It would depend on where the term was to be served. " Miss Wall (in Commercial Geography Class): Dewey Harris, wh re is Horse Flesh used? " Dewey Harris: " In France They use it for consumption. " Miss Wall: " Where did you find that Dewey? " Dewey: " In the book. " (This is what Dewey really found: " There is a small consumption of Horse Flesh in France. " ) Mr. Stinnett: " Animals frequently become attached to people, but plants never do. " " How about burrs? " asked Arnolus Reedle. Mr. Stinnett (in Agriculture) : " What animal makes the closest approach to man. Earnest? " Ernest Perkins: " The Flea. " Mr. Shideler (in History IV.): " Give three important illustrations of the power of the press. " Henry Hanner: " Cider, Courtship and Poliiics. ' President Marcus Alldredge makes the following distinction between a pessimist and an optimist: " The pessimist Fletcherizes his quinine pills. The optimist gets treed by a bear and enjoys the view. " Ralph Rush, not much in sympathy with the high toned musical entertain- ments, took Leah Suddoth to hear a big orchestra. " What ' s that they are playing? " he asked as they walked down the aisle a trifle late. " That ' s the Ninth Symphony, " she replied. " Well, thank heaven, " said Ralph, " we missed eight of them anyhow. " Clifford Merchanthouse — drug clerk: " Did you kill any moths with those moth balls I gave you? " Disconsolate Consumer: " No I tried for five hours, but I couldn ' t hit a one. " Eugene Fuhrer. " Say, t ' ljUen, give me a bite of your candy, will you? " CuUen Sugg: " No I wont! With the income tax and the tariff uncer- tainty, I ' m obliged to retrench on my charities. " A Freshman (Arnolus Reedle) approached the post office stamp window. " How much postage will this require? " he asked. " It is one of my manu- scripts. " " Two cents an ounce, " smiled the clerk. " That ' s first class matter. " " Oh thank you! " replied Arnolus. As Van Whiting and Floyd Douglas were on a traction car for Evansville a very slender but pretty girl entered the car and managed to seat herself be- tween the two. Presently a portly colored mammy entered the car and the pretty miss, thinking to humiliate the two for their lack of gallantry, arose. " Aunty, " she said, with a wave of her hand toward the place she had just vacated, " take my seat. " " Thank you, missy, " replied the colored woman smiling broadly, " but which gen ' man ' s lap was you sittin ' on? " Van Whiting (in English VII.) : " Lucifer and his followers were cast head- long from Heaven — for nine days and nights they fell through empty chaos into a space hollowed out to receive them, and that was Hell. " Ruth: " I told Edith that her face was made up horribly. " Louise: " What did she do? " Ruth: " She changed countenance. " Mr. Shideler: " Claude, why did John knock you down? " Claude: " Becaiise he. is ' bigger than I am, I giies . " Thayne: " I was so embarrassed while practicing for the play. " Aleen: " Why? " Thayne: " Because I didn ' t smoke. " Aleen: " Why didn ' t you tell them that your doctor forbids it? " A MUCH NEEDED COURSE. Miss Smith: " What position did Longfellow hold a; Harvard? " Fred Walker: " He was Professor of Moderate Language. " " Woman, you are undone! " hissed Van Whiting behind the scenes at the Class Play. " " Oh, where? " cried Leah, trying to get a look at the back of her dress. Patronize our advertisers: Read our advertisements: A D Z Read our advertisements: Patronize our advertisers: TALK WITH MR. PORTER ira«glj0n-f nrl r Iuhwfhb Olnlkg EVANSVILLE INDIANA To the Class of 1915, Mt. Vernon, (Indiana), High School Walpole says: " Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into this world with bills of credit and seldom draw to their full extent. ' ' Some of your drafts will be ambition, en- thusiasm, initiative, perseverance, concentration, industry, endurance--for through these comes your accomplishment and according to the de- gree in which you draw, success will be yours. May each of you draw on your " Bill of Credit " to such an extent that you may accomplish the " Greater Things " of life. Mt. Vernon National Bank Farmers Elevator Co. (INCORPORATED) 1018 North Main Street We Sell the Best Kentucky Coal Full Weight Prices Reasonable Both Phones If you do not burn our Coal — You do not burn the Best Read our advertisements Dr U G WHITING Mt Vernon. Ind. Dr ARNO KLEIN Mt. Vernon, Ind. Dr R L. HARDWICK Mt Vernon, Ind. Dr C H FULLINWIDER Mt Vernon, Ind. Dr D W. welch Mt. Vernon, Ind. Dr H H.SUGG Mt Vernon. Ind. DR E.G McELHANY DENTIST Mt Vernon. Ind. EARL. H SUDDOTH DR J. M HALE Mt. Vernon, Ind. Let us show you our Furniture and Stoves. Special Offering at all times BUCKS and MONARCH RANGES Easy terms to you. Lowest Prices at all Times. H. Brinkman Co. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS BEN WOLF - Dealer in Dressed POULTRY. HIDES FURS and LIVE STOCK of all kinds 607 W. Second Street Cumberland Phone Home Phone 74 315-2 Chas. F. Engler DEARLER IN GROCERIES and PROVISIONS . . . 809 Main Street MT. VERNON, INDIANA KECK-GONNERMAN CO, Mt. Vernon, Indiana Ford, - Studebaker - Chalmers Large Stock of Tires and Accessories Klein Wasem Grocery Co. Everything Seasonable Prompt Service If it is good, it comes from us. If it comes from us, it is good. 403-407 Main St. Both Phones 39 Warehouses 213-215 Store St. Be a Teacher Oakland City College is making a specialty of the teaching problems of South- ern Indiana. Take your Normal Train- ing Course there. Entrance dates: March 1 6, April 1 3, May I I , and June 8th. EXPENSES REASONABLE If interested send for cata- logue and special Bulletin of Spring and Summer Term Courses. Address: Pres. W. P. DEARING, Oakland City, Ind. Read our Advertisements The Junk Man buys Insurance M everything with the ex- s ception of old SHOES. Fire, Life, Accident, Plate Glass, E Live Stock and Tornado Insurance. H Farm property protected in a R Ma CO m Abell strong reliable company. Oscar R. Kreie C repairs them Agent E 119 Main Street H WEST SECOND ST. Mt. Vernon, - Indiana S A If It ' s Lumber L. L. Hurley m A S N T We ' ve Got You " Bill " Wholesale and Retail for we just simply think and dream lumber every minute Wall Paper and of our life. Always striving PAINT STORE P E m and planning to give our cus- tomers the biggest dollar ' s worth they ever bought and MT. VERNON, - INDIANA T you bet we won ' t propose any new fangled stuff to you C John Forthoffer until we know what it ' ll do A and how it ' ll wear. If you ' ve any building ideas you need —Manufacturer of I I help on, COME IN. Ginger Ale, Lemon Sour A Crown Brew, L Root Beer, L Chas. Smith, Jr. Strawberry, Orange and Cream Soda Sons and Gay-ola. T R Both Phones 41 MT. VERNON, - INDIANA Y L OWENHAlJPl r HABERDASHI iR American John W. Hall Hominy Co. Manufacturers of Tailoring Pressing White Corn Goods Dry Cleaning m Home Phone 74 Highest Prices Paid for Corn 108 E. Third Street You need no skill to Kodak and nothing tells the story so well. Everything for Kodak- ery at our store. ' Superior " ' % [a Right Prices Prompt and courteous ser- vice backed by many years of mm experience insures you per- fect satisfaction. We earnestly solicit your business on this basis only. D. H. Rosenbaum Ike Rosenbaum Leading Druggists Leading Jeweler and Optician Patronize Our Advertisers Waffles Are Easy to Make Madam, you would have waf- fles for breakfast every morning if you only knew how easy they were to bake. For waffles are the choicest food ever baked on a griddle. And besides, they are wonder- fully economical. Griswold ' s Waffle Iron with its extra thick pans, re affles that will deligl Crisp, gold folk: irown and full - flavored ;hroughout Smother these dainty waffles with maple syrup or honey and treat your folks to a feast of E. B. Schenck Hardware Co. Mt. Vernon, Indi Jake A. Behrick Contractor and BUILDER Estimates furnished on all work Repair Work a Specialty Consulting Engineer Cumberland Phone 98 Home Phone 134 Phone your next Grocery Order to A. A. Schenck Both Phones Corner Water and Locust Sts Proud as you are of gradu- ation honors, there is soon but a memory of this important event, unless a portrait keeps the record. Our styles of school pictures are appropriate to theoccassion. Make the appointment early L. L. Buell PHOTOGRAPHER Use Azile Flour We cordially invite you to call and inspect the most elaborate display of Misses ' and Young Men ' s fine Ready-to- Wear Apparel ever shown by the Big Store, the Recognized Style Store of Mt. Vernon. Grand as our efforts v ere in the past years; we believe you will readily conclude that this is unquest- ionably the grandest exposition of authoritative styles we have ever shown. Kindly accept this announcement as a personal invitation for you to attend this grand style show at The Big Store. Rosenbaum Bro. You can save 25 by buying your graduating presents at Shiela, Jeweler Look for the Little Sign Chas F. Hempfling Handling a complete assortment of Fresh and Smoked Meats Both Phones 75 409 Main Street DREAMLAND Theater and UNIVERSAL Pictures NOTHING BETTFR Tente Son UP-TO-NO A. GROCERS It pleases us to please you when in need of eats. You can bank on getting the best the market affords. Try Us and See Chas. Dawson DRUGGIST — Agent for— Spalding Sporting Goodi Musical Instruments and Strings Both Phones 150 Take a Look and remember almost everything has a junk value with the excep- tion of old shoes. We do the buying Jarodzki Co. Fancy Bakery Goods Ice Cream and Fees, also all Soft Drinks — Served at the— " IDEA L " Cor. 4th and Owen John H. Klaus Both Phones Cumberland 244-2 Home 165 ALL CRD RS DELIVERED ITER VIEWS SOLICITED BY J. OLIVER NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO. MT. VERNON. IND Read Our Advertisements DICTATOR The Flour of all Flours O Fuhrer-Ford Milling Co. The Bank that during the past fifty years, has favorably served three gen- erations is likely to satisfy you. A Strong Banking Connection is essential to success and the " First National " of- fers you the facilities gained by this length of service. — First National Bank Resources $750,000 Mt. Vernon, Ind. Read Our Adz. W. D. LAWRENCE LIVERY :-: 214 Store Street :-: Home Phone 25 Cumberland Phone T3 Best meals in Evansville MODEL Cafe 25c 230 Upper Second St. Next Door to Traction Station It should be Ed. V. Price Co. Makers of the best there is in Tailoring. $15 AND UP Measures taken by W. A. Bryant Wolf Harlem Fire, Tornado, Plate Glass and Automobile Insurance 111 EAST FOURTH ST. Robert Fisher Dealer In Beef, Pork, Veal and Mutton and maker of Smoked Meats and all kinds of Sausage 307 Main Street Home Phone 85 Cumb Phone 105-2 Just to Convince Yourself Ask a half dozen stenographers, anywhere, which typewriter they prefer UXDERWOOD TYPEWRITER " The Machine You Will Eventually Buy " 109 Main St. EVANSVILLE. IND. Hartung ' s Newly Remodel- ed Store is the most conveni- ent place in the city to do your spring and summer shopping. Selection and quality the best and prices the very lowest. Exclusive dealers in Queen Quality and Walk-Over Shoes for Men and Women. A. Hartung Bro. 227-229 Main Street READ OUR ADS A. SCHENK E. M. FUHRER Piano and Drums. Bells Calliope and Traps Schenck Fuhrer Piano and Drums Masic Furnished For All Occatsions Ml. VERNON, INDIANA The real value of lands depend very much upon the title. Good real estate with a defective title is undesirable. Before purchasing land in Posey County have the title investigated by Frank Suddoth Title Abstracter Room 6, 1. O. O. F. Bldg. FOR THE BEST— EAT Walter ' s Ice Cream and Sodas and Sun- daes. Fancy Cream made to order. Walter Brothers New Tailor In Towni Robert V. Stinson, Jr. With Stinson Bros. Dry Goods Co. High Grade Clothing and Low Prices Perfect Fit Guaranteed YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED NIBLO ' S Most Anything for The Home Chas. Dawson DRUGGIST Books, Stationery, Perfumes and Toilet Articles Cigars and Tobacco Both Phones 150 Where are you going to eat? Why at the Mecca Cafe of course. They serve the best meals in town. QUICK ORDERS A SPECIALTY On Main Between 4th and 3th S. BISE. Prop. Flowers for all occassions. Give us an order. BLACKBURN, The Florist 9th and Mill Streets, Mt. Vernon, Indiana Home Phone 80 Cumberland Phone 307 To Make Room, the McGregor Phillips Mfg. Co. are SELLING LUMBER and all building Material CHEAP " The Tariff is Off " according to prices given by this new Firm SEE THEM FOR BARGAINS 01. H. IGamr nrp $c (En. The West Side Department Store We are for High Schooll High Grades J 100? Pure High Class J and Low Prices 601-603 West Second Street MT. VERNON. : : INDIANA W. H. FOGAS The Rexall Store has the best line of Perfumes in Mt. Vernon He can prove it. The best Quality of leather used at the People ' s Shoe Repair Shop Men ' s Sewed Half Soles 50c Ladies ' •• •, •■ 35c Square deal to everyone. Your patronage appreciated. Satis- faction Guaranteed. 114 MAIN ST. J. H. PERRY Let Lichtenherger fix your Trunks, Suit Cases and Traveling Bags before starting on vour vacation. The Harness Man On Second Street We ' ve Got the Blues Serges w e mean, also all other kinds of suit ma- terials for Ladies and Gen- tlemen, always. Peter W. Wenzel — TAILOR = DRINK Fred. P. Dietz ' s Special Roast Coffee None so good Sold by Dietz " ° ' ' ° y Charles Kreie Sons DEALERS IN Saddles, Harness, Buggies, Wagons and Farm Implements 119-428 Main Street MT. VERNON, - - INDIANA Samuel J. Miller General Blacksmithing and Re- pairing, Horseshoeing a Specialty For everything in the most up-to-date Gro- cery line call Chas. W. Rhein Phone 27 How about your Dandruff? Get rid of it by us- ing our D A N D E R-0 F F A Sure Cure Welborn Limberger Barber Shop 228 Main St. The EMPRESS Theatre FOR CLEAN Amusement Mt Vernon Steam Laundry UP TO DATE 213-215 W. Second Street Phone 143 GOTO Olivia Kuhn ' s for the most Authen- tic Styles for Summer Millinery. You will always find a large line of Gage Hats. Enoch E. Thomas Sole Agent for St. Bernard No. 9 Coal . and Kindling Wood . Office- Cor. Second and Mill St5. 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