Mountain View Union High School - Blue and Gray Yearbook (Mountain View, CA)
- Class of 1915
Page 1 of 119
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MISS LOIS X. PEERS
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Class Poem ........,...
A South Sea Episode ......
For th' Sap was Running .....
Summ cr ..................
The Hunt ................
You Never Can Tell ........
The Five Thousand an' First. . .
School Days of Long Ago ....
The Divine Comedy. . .
A Manls Calling ....
Hiram at the Fair ....
Staff ....... ' ........
Ye Editor's Ravings ..
Have You Heard lt?. ..
Student Body Officers ..
VVl1o Have Gone Before .....
The Deserted Race ..,...
Class History ....
Class Song ........................... M rs.
Advertisements CLook for Cartoonsi ....
. . . .Tlzos. Klcclmer 7
. . . .Poppy-Class Flowei
.J. G. North Jr. 16
. . . .Tl1,os. Klcclsncr 20
. . . .Alvin Brnnhofer 32
. . . .Porter Kimball 33
. . i . .Hugh L. Ross 34
. . . .Angelo Scmlno 36
. . . . .Acla Booker 42
. . . . . . . . .Byron Koo 43
. . . . . .Petra Axclson 48
. Zahn and E. Oliver 49
. . . . . .Lloycl Johnson 51
II. L. M. and J. G. N. 53
. . .Llewellyn lV'ilco.1c 56
..Harri0l L. Minton 62
..Harrict L. Jlinlofn 60
.. . . . . .Donald Morle 67
........Lila 0fH7l67'li 71
. . . .Alvin Brunliofcr 13
.. . . .Mario Garliopp 74
Helen Bacon-O'.Dcll to
. . . . .Ernest Rankin 76
BY THOS. KLECKNER
The monarch of Dau is conqnrring t
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The downy mists, silver at first,
Tnrn myriad hned, dawn is dispersed
And warbling songsters herald the li
An are of fire above the distant hill!
It flames! Earth's creatures thrill,-
Poppies, spurred by the sight
And refusing to be outdone,
Open golden chalices towards the suv
Tiny dewdrops, jewels of the night,
Are made diamonds, then opals by th
A moment! ,Tis day.
Fluffy breasted linnets scold and sin
e monarch 's ray.
Scarlet tipped blach-birds chatter on the wing,
The hawk, a mere speck in the faultless shy,
Pauses long over where the daisies lie,
The almond trees shower their fragr
Covering grassy carpets with a snou'
.ll en find His words are true,
Who sayth, "I give ante you
Love, peace, yea----Heavenly peace."
Thou zcretched, soulless being,
Thine eyes were made for seeing
The glories of the earth. Why gaze
Why turn thine eyes away
From the beauties of the day
To looh enraptured into the filthy nz
Sluggish, slimy creatures crawl,
Decaycd the moss, and all
The life that lies within is lowly, ran
Thou seemest to invite
Other men to view the sight
My soul recoilsg gladness turns to seo
in to yo n pool
ire ? Th o u fool J
h, and foul,-
rn, smile to scowl
BLUE AND GRAY
Intelligent and bright,
Thine eye is all alight--
Enraptnrerl and inspired. Yet by the u'ater's side
In siehlning greenish scnna.
What seest then? Come!
Reveal to me the ufonders that inspire, confide.
Why looh thoa into the mire?
He paused, then answered, "Sire,
Unhind your words. Until yon spoke and called me 'fool'
An azure, crystal shy
Did faseinate mine eye,
I san' celestial things reflected in the pool.
The moss is in decay, '
The 'water stagnant, yeam
'Tis foul: yet in it rose a stately shy-piercing pine,
And near its needled crest
An oriole entwinecl a, nest-
Let song bespeah his thoughts, endeared his heart to mine.
Thou did'st censure meg
Yet thoii failed to see
The silver gleam of the sun which shone on the fishes' fin.
Why ani I a fool T
To gaze into the Pool, '
When thou saw nonght but filthy things when thou looked in?"
'Tis God that 'man reflects,
His body that bedechs
The image, soul, is but a spot-a bloteh of sod.
Looh long into the sonls of mankind,
Seeh good and thoil shalt find
Looe, Hope, Faith--divine reflections of God.
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HARRIET L. DIINTON
A LVA COOPER
LUCILE S'l'. JOHN
ESTHER A. SMITIMI
ANGELO F. SEMINO
DIA RGARET DECHMAN
DONALD J. DIORK
THOS. KLECKNER E
A Svnuth S7221 Epianhe
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gfgiflilgfz about the ori in of su erstition reminds me o' the
Iufygyl WW . . g Vp .
552. time .l. cruised on the Dark Seaf' muttered old Bill Rus-
sell, as he sat cross-legged, smoking a pipe among half
QQ lf 'a dozen old salts, who were busy spinning yarns in the
:fy UNine-tenths of all seamen are superstitious," he
began. 'tl was the other tenth, but fshiver me timbers'
Qi., if I am not one of the nine now. Yes, and all because 'I
shipped on the 'Dark Sea.,
'Alt was in the early part of nineteen hundred and thirteen, Feb-
ruary thirteen, to be exact. l was tadrift on the beachf broke.
USO giving my mains 'l Qtrousersj a hoist and taking a reef up in
her, 1 picked up my sea bag from the sawdust covered floor of
Maloney's Saloon, and hoisted anchor, beating the wharves of San
Francisco for a job.
"Finally, after a long fcruise' I landed a job on the barkentine
KDark Sea', bound for the Sandwich Islands with a cargo of beef."
"Don't the natives over there kill their own meat U? What should
they Want with beef?'l interrupted a dapper Kdropper in'.
With the trace of a grin, Bill answered: "NVell, I suppose they fig-
ured on spreading it between their islands."
"I was stowed away in her fo'cls'l with the rest o' the crew and
awaited the bosun's pipe for all hands on deck.
"We sailed at three i11 the afternoon, Friday, the thirteenth, but
mind you l had never given credit to superstition. Evidently the cap-
tain was ignorant of the date of sailing, tho' a practical impossibility,
or if he knew, he kept his calendared secret exceedingly close or
nearly every last seaman would have refused to sail.
"Three days of mild sailing, and the fourth-that was a 'whop-
per.' A forty-mile gale hit us. The watch below was piped on deck,
everything was shortened and then we close hauled on the starboard
16 BLUE AND GRAY
tack. The old man and the mate alone remained on deck, the rest
of us went below.
"The 'Dark Sea' was a strong craft, you understand, but twelve
days of heavy seas, sprung her timbers so that when on the thirteenth
day, tossing rudderless, she struck a reef and broke in two amidships.
Bllieve me, I've never seen a norlwester last that long. Twelve of the
crew and the first mate saved themselves, me included. We all piled
into the life boat like sardines and pulled for the island that this reef
luckily enclosed. For thirteen hours we fought those waves while
covering the two miles from reef to island.
"On landing we at once set to work building a camp close to the
water's edge, in case a stray ship passed that way. Suddenly we were
terrified to see three of our mates who had wondered off to explore
the island, come bounding over the rocks, pursued-yes, pursued by a
score of man eatin', ferocious lookin' cannibals! We let out a blood-
curdling, piratical yell, and the cannibals stopped. Their amazement
soon passed and they continued their pursuit. Then arming ourselves
with clubs, rocks, or anything handy, we advanced to defend our on-
coming comrades. The man-eaters were armed with long, pointed
wooden poles with a sort of American Indian tomahawk attached to
"Zip, bang, zip, crash, thud, and the battle was on. At last we
were overpowered and taken to their camp to be used for 'white man
a-la-bake-em', or something else mighty savory.
'tOur conquerors marched us before the 'high-mucky-muck' of
the tribe and after jabbering for half an hour, the 'big bug' motioned
us away. We were now led up to a huge fire, forced to lie down and
then bound hand and foot.
"Immensc stones were laid over the fire to heat--we were to give
our black friends a light repast of :baked man'.
HThe large stones on which we were to trest in peace' were soon
hot-sizzling when spat upon-and we prepared to feed our cannibal-
istic hosts. 'We were then hauled to our feet and the bonds removed.
I withdrew my handkerchief to wipe away some gathering-sweat,
when suddenly the whole crew of cannibals let out a ghastly moan and
fell on their stomachs around me. As soon as I could gather my scat-
tered wits, to comprehend that it was my pink and green 'bugle cloth,'
the one daughter Emma gave me for Christmas, that had this effect
on them, I yelled to my equally surprised shipmates excitedly, 'Dash
me scuppers, boys. our hash isn't cooked yet.'
"Calling all my ingenuity to hand, I hoisted the green and pink
emblem of idolatry on the roof of a nearby cannibal's thatch home. I
stood before my salaming, charmed cannibals like Napoleon viewing
the fight at, at a-a-well, when he stood on some mound or other.
"My shipmates looked on with awe and puzzled eyes at my sud-
denly acquired monarchial throne.
"A few moments later I bade my 'servants' arise. At the raising
of my hand one fellow came toward me. He lifted his arm and mo-
tioned to a 'house' which was the one adorned by my colored handker-
chief. He then pointed to a group of black ugly women who sat at
the base of the 'housel Pointing to himself and then to me, he con-
cluded by salaming. 'lrVell, what if it is your housefl' I said. This I
remarked in English, but immediately remembered that our hosts were
A souri-i SEA EPISODE 17
not of the English speaking race. Just then one of our crew. inter-
rupted and said, 'Say, Bill, that nigger wants you to -take his. wives 5 -I
don 't think they 're his daughters. He is making this heartfelt sacri-
fice because you put your godlike emblem on his roof'. l was about to
object sternly when he again continued, 'Take them, old shipmate,
unless you and the rest of us want to be cookedf.
"1 suddenly realized the force of his words and motioned to my
awaiting presenter. I gently tapped him on the head, as much as to
say, 'I'll accept your matrimonial and homely offer., Thirteen women!
He then called his soon to be mine family to him, and spoke some sort
of lingo to them,-then-the whole crew of them made one grand rush
for me,-their new found hubby. Soon they had me down and here
one grabbed a hand full of my yellow hair and another somehow suc-
ceeded in taking off my boots. Two more were busily engaged in rub-
bing their noses on my cheeks while I felt another tickling my ear with
a straw. Still another was rubbing my stomach as if I had the jim
jams. Anyway, the Whole kaboodle were busy demonstrating their
aifection. My expostulations, or whatever you call 'em, were to them,
like Chinese was to us, and kicking was harmless, so I had to stand, or
lay, there for it.
"After each one had secured a coveted booty, Qmy pants, singlet
and nerve were all but gonej they took me, not by the hand, but
bodily, into that house over which my flag of royalty waved. Their
monstrous hands were strong and greasy. U gh! it felt like struggling
in a ship 's hold of freshly caught fish.
"In the meantime my other comrades were given a bounty of two
wives per man and taken to their respective homes.
"Oh, I thot, if only some ship should pass and search this island,
saving us from this misery. Escape! But that was impossible. Our
boat had been washed back into the sea, and there was no chance of
our being picked up anyway, once in the open waters. I banished all
hope from mind and waited for the coming of Mistress Opportunity.
"Once inside the thatched fmansion' they proceeded at once to
make me, to all appearances, a cannibal of their own color and dress.
I was shed of my civilized garb and given the clothes and ornaments
of the male members of their tribe, consisting of a leafy girdle, several
wooden arm bracelets, a wooden nosering that I fixed so it would
spring on my nose, and many strings of beads. I was forced, yes
forced, to don these, even tho I objected forcibly, but what chance do
you suppose I had with thirteen female 'giantess' against me?
"After I was dressed in my stunning costume, they proceeded to
'tan my hide', no, not with a strap, but with some dark berry juice.
"After this process, I was taken in the open, where the torrid sun
was allowed to dance on me and dry out newly acquired skin. The
heat of Old Sol soon burnt round blisters on my bared back. I grinned
and bore this next misery as best I could and every time one of my
similar bedecked but unblistered shipmates would clout me on one of
those beauty spots, and remark, 'How is the wife and family ', I'd tell
him that I thot of him in plain English.
"Three days later those blisters broke, or better yet, exploded.
And, oh my, talk about smarting, why, I think I'd prefer being hung
to the yard arm, than go thru that again.
'4About a week later, April first, as I figured it out, my blistered
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back had healed fully, so that I was able to get up and around from
my animal hide bed to which I confined myself. Every man I passed
would look at my back and then grin. Soon I began to wonder what
the trouble was. I didn 't know of any disfigurement, or any laughable
picture tatooed on my back, or if some April fool culprit had Just
pasted 'Kick me' there, of what the matter Was. Finally one of my
own countrymen volunteered the information, that where each blister
had healed, it had left a white spot, as contrast with my artificial col-
ored skin. 'And,' continued he, 'you look like a split between a two-
legged, spotted leopard and a nigger' Now wouldnlt that keel haul
you? I looking like a nigger and a spotted leopard when I'm a
healthy son of Ireland! I simply told my informer where he ought to
go for a warmer temperature."
" 'Shipmatesf Bill broke off, addressing the 'salts', when their
laughter had spent itself, "you remember old Paddy Murphy, the
Frenchman?' They all nodded positively, grinning at conflicting
name and nationality, Bill's humor. 'Well, he got in thick with the
lwimmen folks there. He saved his 'windjammer' from the wreck
"Windjammer?" the dapper landlubber interrupted again.
"What's a Windjammer?" ,
"Say, matey, where 's your nurse? You'd make a fine sailor, you
would. So you want to know what a windjammer is? Well I s'pose
I ought to enlarge your vocabu-thing-a-ma-jig. A windjammer, my lad,
is what landlubbers and dry land sailors call an accordeonf'
"Oh," said the 'land fish', with relief. .
"Well," Bill resumed, "to continue as before mentioned, Paddy
got in thick with the wimmen folks. I remember him squeezing his
Windjammer one day, in the solitary woods, soothing his troubled
spirits, when his 'wife' 'reefed' him.
"With gleeful, guttural, gurglings, she heaved him on her shoul-
der and headed for camp. He was like a cat-boat 'buckin sail' in mid-
ocean, up there on her back. When Paddy 's wife told the joyful news
to her black 'Brothers' and 'Sisters', that her 'old man' had a queer
looking harmonious wind bag, and after forcing Paddy to 'heave to'
and begin-Paddy, soulfully squeezing out 'Home, Sweet Home '-six
more greasy females annexed themselves to Paddy lVIurphy's matri-
monial larder. And all Paddy could choke up was 'Wurra wurra, wurra, '
"Time progressed slowly in our little continent, and it evidently
seemed that the cannibal 's idolatry for that handkerchief was wearing,
as was the kerchief itself. We would soon have to make our get-
away, be rescued, or would have to 'give the cannibals their postponed
feed. My companions and myself were at wits end as to a method of
escape, at least from our betterhalves. We were so forlorn, that sev-
eral times we suggested giving the sharks in the sea a juicy banquet.
However, we never had the nerve to carry this out.
"One night, as I lay sleeping in the midst of my family, I dreamt
of snakes. An immense Anaconda attacked me and was winding its
death coils around my body, relieving me of my breath. I suddenly
awoke with a yell, to feel about my waist, three of my 'wives', hug-
ging me, and one more near choking me. The rest were sitting on me
from head to foot. I gave one grand maniacal yell, jumped up, over
A SOUTH SEA EPISODE 19
went my family, and I headed for the blue waters, determined to end
'4What was my surprise, when I arrived there, to find my twelve
mates, ready to launch a raft, they had been secretly making, how I
know not, these thirteen weary weeks. And here those bloomin',
bleedin' shipmates were prepared to quit their misery and leave me
to mine. Why? 'Tis another thing I know not I threatened to call
out the 'town' if they refused me a passage on their raft. 0f course
they agreed, and as time was valuable, we piled in, shoved off, and set
sail-for any place. We could hear the howl of our disappointed
friends on shore when a mile or so out, but we resolved to feed the
sharks before we woud go back there.
'4We were picked-"
Bang! some one crashed into the saloon door swinging it violently.
'Into the room burst a hilarious sailor, sea-bag slung over his back. As
he approached the group of sailors, Bill burst out with:
HWell, by the holy pinktoed prophet, if it ain't 'Mad Bob' him-
self. Put her here, matey," he exclaimed, as he rose, extending his
gnarled fist. Mad Robert 's eyes opened wide as he shoved his mitt into
c'This is luck, by Jehosaphatf' he said. t'Haven't seen Bill for
thirteen years, sailed on a three years' cruise to the east coast of Africa
with him!" he exclaimed to the remainder of the salts.
"When did you get in?" asked Bill.
"Leggo anchor about half an hour ago. Just came off the 'Las-
sie Jean,' thirteen months from Rio Janeiro. Hit a dead calm half way
thru the straits. Thirteen weeks we lay to until a wind struck up.
Then for thirteen days we had a h- of a storm. Lost our mainm'st
and mizzenms't and drowned thirteen 0' the crew. Well, I'm home
now, so let the Old Pacific roar."
Bill Russell 'smiled out loud' as did the other salts as Hthirteenn
cropped out again.
'LWell, mates," Bill said, "let's have a 'tarpaulin muster'g and
drink to the health of 'Thirteen', shipmates with me on the 'Dark Sea'
and shipmates with fMad Bob' on the 'Lassie Jeanf "
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Mgwfqeh WAS Spring. Or, at least, it should. have been, for' the
mild, blue-eyed, systematic cashier in the First National
"Q had, that very morning, discarded his flannels, And if
45 gon it wasnft Spring, but was the, last week in Winter, the
Qi 12. li season 1S probably the only thing that has escaped being
A ,.4"' ' influenced by the machine-like Bing Tinker. Bing never
understood exactly why people addressed him as "Bing",
'BGP But he accepted it in the same friendly, unassuming
manner that he accepted everything. In fact, Bing was inclined to be
offended when addressed otherwise, for his real name was Horatio
To him Spring meant just three things, a change from heavy to
lightweight underwear-he hated it for he always took cold, Spring
house cleaning-he despised house cleaning-5 and Spring Vacation
-he dreaded vacation. So in the First National, near the cash-
ier's window there was little hilarity on the fifteenth day of April,
for Bing had discarded his flannels, and that meant Spring.
Bing looked at the calendar. Then he looked at the clock. He
always looked at the clock after he noted the date for, as we have said,
Bing was systematic. Three! It was closing hour. He took out his
watch. He always- took out his watch after consulting the clock.
Yes-he was sure, now, that he must go to the barber, for it was three
o'clock in the afternoon of the Hrst Tuesday in the month.
Yes-Bing Tinker was systematic. For nine years he had patron-
ized the same barber, at this very hour once in every two weeks. For
nine years on each of these occasions he had placidly listened to the
barber voice his opinions on politics, baseball, prize fights and pretty
girls. Each time he had quietly, yet forcefully, shaken his head at
the barber ls monotonous list of queries-"Electric masssage? Singe
it a bit? Don't y' want a shampoo? Try this dandruif cure?" And
on -each occasion he had answered "Wet" to the barber's query,
'iWet or dry?" And every time that his fine blonde hair was being
plastered into submission he made it a point to refrain from looking
into the mirror. He loathed vanity.
But on this particular afternoon the barber had seemingly for-
gotten his usual routine. lt bothered Bing. He had not even spoke
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of baseball. Bing had never before realized how entertaining this line
of talk had been until today. He was sorely tempted to open the
conversation himself-something he had never done in all the nine
years in which he had been cashier in the First National.
"Did y' ever get Spring fever?" asked Casey, the barber, at
Bing hadn't-but he 'd had Scarlet fever and the mumps.
f'I've had it every year 'till I came to the city," remarked Casey.
HI get it worst when I bite into the red pepper what's always in th'
candy on April Fool's Day."
"Something like the Blues, then?" ventured Bing.
"Yis and no. When you've got the blues you're mad with some
one. Whin it 's Spring fever that's ailin' yez, yer'er of a feelin' like
ye 'd like to love every darlint that ever wore petticoats. But in both th'
disases yer'er as lazy as a greaserf'
CI dare say it is a peculiar ailment?"
"Sure, and it is that. Have ye iver encountered wid a Spring
Poet, Mister Tinker?"
"Not that I know of."
"Ye'd of knowed it if ye 'd seen wan," said Casey. "I'll not try
to describe wan-it 's beyond the powers of language. But wance in
a great while wan of 'em sezs somethin' sensible. The wan I had
riference to discribes Spring fever to perfiction. He sezs that "in the
Spring time a young man 's fancy turns to thots of Love." Aint that
sensible, Mister Tinker?"
"Quite so." Bing considered it a breach of etiquette to disagree
on so slight a subject.
"Any wan but a Spring Poet," resumed Casey, "would of said
it more to th' pint-' In Spring a young man 's head is dotty.' That is
if it ain't already so dotty it can 't grow worse. I'm afraid I'll get it,
"Get what?" asked Bing with no little concern.
"The Faver," said Casey. "Oi'll get it if Oi hear some one beatin'
a rug. '
Bing decided that he 'd stay at a, hotel for a week instead of re-
turning to his rooming house. He 'd done it every spring for the last
nine years-He despised spring house cleaning. He remembered that
his landlady had begun it that morning.
"Yessir-the beatin' of a rug will start the Faver: Shampoo,
Bing shook his head. '
"Try this dandruff cure?"
Bing shook his head.
"Ye 'd better, Mister Tinker, yer bald spots a growin' in towards
yer noble brow."
"VV-w-what!" exclaimed Bing. Even the assassination of
President McKinley had not brought forth such an utterance. Casey,
who had taken Hie shampoo bottle in his hands as he pressed his query,
almost dropped it on the floor. Such an emotional exclamation from
Bing was more of a surprise to Casey than to hear of Boston winning
the World's Series.
"Oi sezs," repeated Casey, "that your crownin' beauty is a fallin'
faster than th' rain in winter."
7" BLUE AND GRAY
"Y-You really mean to say-that I am getting bald?"
"Right ye are, Mister Tinker. Yer hair is fallin' faster than the
Belguim forts in Europe!"
"Y-You may give me the shampoo-if you think it will prevent
further development of the troublef'
"Y-Yes Sir." And for the first time since he had been hit by a
street car, Casey, for a moment, lost his wits.
Bing Tinker had ventured a hasty, half guilty glance into the niir-
ror! ! !
"Ye'll be of hangin, out at a fashionable hotel will yez, Mister
"Why-I'd hardly decided. No-I think not. Anywhere where
the proprietors chose to let the rooms go dirtyf'
"Then ye'll be tickled to death with our extra room, Mister
Tinker. And 'tis right handy to yer bank too.'l
"Your wife has not begun her house cleaning?"
f'Sure, and I'm thinkin' ye don't know me old woman. Shefll
wait till me day of rest before she begins, so that her Casey kin beat
the rugs. Ye 'll be safe until Sunday, Mister Tinker."
"Thank you. l'll take the room tonight."
Bing slid from the chair. He looked at the clock. And for the
first time in nine years he left, without having consulted his watch.
"To some men,', said Casey to the bootblack, "Precident is worse
than sooicide. That man will be loik a prizetighter. A fighter kapes
in thrainin' jist so long, an' thin he goes on a toot that 'll make up for
the toime he's lost twice over. 'Tis the tootin' that Mister Tinker will
do, now that he's broken the precedent, that'll bring him harm. Ye
watch the man an' see. "
Bing rode two blocks past his rooming house-the farthest West
he had been since he had slept in Golden Gate Park during the tire in
'06. The awful burden of truth rested as a monstrous weight upon
his soul. H e, Horatio Cornelius Tinker, was getting bald!
it 8? PX:
"Aren't you ever going to take time for luncheon, Mr. Tinker?"
It was the cheery voice of the First National 's stenographer.
f'Eh, What? Oh, yes-that is, if it is time."
H. Cornelius Tinker hastily left the bank leaving the two tellers,
Miss Rose and Bank President Arthur staring after him in open-
mouthed amazement. For the first time in nine years he had left his
gloves and his stick behind.
In the Peacock Cafe, Henri, the establishment 's oldest employee,
swore he'd never touch another drop. H. Cornelius Tinker had not
started his daily meal with oonsomme.
"No soup today, Sir?"
"No, Henri-not today or any day. Please remember that, Henri."
The oldest employee in the Peacock Cafe began chewing cloves.
He didn't remember taking a drink but he was determined to be on
the safe side.
Bing wondered if omitting his soup really would help toward
restoring his hair. He didn 't really see why it should, but "Mammies
Aid to Beauty Seekers" said that it wouldland Bing's faith in Mam-
mie was boundless. Bing's whole being was a portrait of W01'l'y. His
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brain was in chaos-the first time in nine years. The Presiclefnt, Miss
Rose, and some of the minor employees at the First National had been
watching him. He knew it-he'd felt their eyes upon him. He won-
dered if any of them had seen IT, the bald spot, before he put his hat
on. What if President Arthur hacl seen I T. What if he-of all men-
knew that he, H. Cornelius Tinker was balcl. The very thought made
Henri took more cloves. Bing Tinker had left without touching
his dessert. It was bad for the hair-at least Mammies had said it was.
Bing could feel Henri's eyes upon him. He put on his hat. He
fervently hoped that Henri would not tell. Still more fervently he
wished that Henri 's piercing stare had not seen IT.
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"Little Artie wants to see you." It was the office boy addressing
"W-What?" asked Bing, fearfully.
"Little Artie. He 's waitin' in the officef,
Heavens. He, President Arthur-of all men-had seen IT. What
would he, Bing, do? What did old bald headed men do for a living
when they were unfit to be cashiers in banks. Some old men sold
shoe strings. Yes-that was it-he could at least survive. I-Ie'd face
The President was waiting for him. Bing entered the office and
backed away from the President toward a chair. If Little Artie
lzaclizft seen IT Bing resolved that he should not see it now.
"Tinker, have you laid aside a monthly sum to use in case of sick-
There! It was coming. Little Artie wanted to know if he had
saved for a rainy day. He was positive his rainy day had come. But
oh, how suddenly! Not even preceded by clouds.
t'Yes, Mr. Arthur. A little each month."
"You'd go, I suppose-to a hospital in case of illness?" '
"Hospita1? Why Yes-"
' 'Hospitals are expensive. "
"That is true, Mr. Arthur."
"Tinker, why don't you marry?"
"M-Marry? W-Why-I-I suppose because I'd never thought
of it, Mr. Arthur."
Little Artie was a man of few words. "Think it over, Tinker."
Yes-yes, to be sure. He 'd give it his immediate attention.
"That is all, Tinkerf,
Bing backed from the office. He' could leap for joy-Little Artie
had not mentioned IT. I
Perhaps he hadn't even seein IT. .All the President wanted was
for him to think about marrying. Certainly he'd do it if it was Presi-
dent Arthur 's wish. Certainly he'd think of marrying. He 'd ask for
the hand of Mrs. Swartz, his landlady. Certainly he ld marry Mrs.
Siva-. No. No-he wouldiiit. Mrs. Swartz always did Spring house
cleaning in April. NO-a thousand times no-he 'd not marry Mrs.
Swartz. He 'd be d-d if he would. And that, coming from the mouth
of H. Cornelius Tinker, meant that he wouldn't.
t It was nearing three. Bing started to look at the clock. His wan-
dering eye rested for a moment on a tiny strand of unruly hair which
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wavered above Miss Rose's forehead. She had piles of hair. In that
fleeting moment he noticed that it contrasted most favorably with the
pink of her dress. He wondered if his would look like that if he Wore
a pink tie. He'd try it.
It was three. Miss Rose began putting on her things. Bing
reached for his watch. Miss Rose spoke. He forgot his Watch.
HI'd never go home to my rooming house tonight if it Wasn't be-
cause I hate to change beds. My landlady is cleaning house. I
despise spring house cleaning.
That settled it. Bing would marry Miss Rose.
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In the home where, in theory, Casey 's word was law, Bing Tinker
and Bill Flyn, the cat, had become staunch friends. At exactly 7:15
Caseyls spouse left the room wherein were sitting Casey, Bing Tinker
and Bill Flyn. At exactly 7 :15W Bill Flyn crawled lazily up onto
Bing's knee, purring his affection and arching his back under the
friendly strokes of Bing. At exactly 7 :16 Bill Flyn leapt madly thru
the window into the yard, his wild eyes bulging, his tail feather-
dustered so that its bone was showing thru the hair.
"Do yez mean it?" asked Casey excitedly. '
Bing blushingly nodded.
Then ye've get it,H pronounced Casey. "I'll bet a dollar to yer
face that ye've been eatin' candy with soap in th' cinterf'
"I-I've got what?"
"Why, the Fzwer. So ye're thinkin' of marryiw, Mister Tinker?"
"Er-Er-Yes. That is-Mr. Arthur advised such a course."
"And have yez popped the question to th' darlint?,'
"I-I don 't believe I quite understand."
"Have yez dhropped to yer knees and whrung yer hands and told
her all thim lies such as sayin ye 'll take pizen, ye 'll die and the loikes
0' that if she refuses to be yours? In other whords, have yez asked
to be her swimmin' teacher across the sea of Life?"
"Why-n-no-I-I havenit. C-Could you oifer any advice as
to how I should go about such a thing?"
" 'Twould be grand if yez could go about sech a thing-but yez
can't-when ye've got the fever. That's what the faver is fer-to
edge yez to the pint o' proposin'. In the iirst place, Mister Tinker,
Zwhat sort of a female is she?"
d "Wht-er what sort? Why-er-. Oh yes-she wears a pink
"Yez doift say, Mister Tinker. Sure an' it can 't be Mrs. Swartz?"
"No. No. She-er- O yes CBing reads the description in Mam-
mies' Advice to Beauty Seekers'j Yes, I have it. She is kittenish. Yes
-kittenish. ' '
"H'm. You 0loii't say, Mister Tinker?"
Casey slowly went to the book shelf and slowly and deliberately
selected a dust-covered volume. Still more slowly he turned the
leaves, laboriously squinting at their contents.
"It sezs," announced he at length, "in the Dictionary, that 'Kit-
ten' means a young cat. Now kittens all grow to be cats, don't they,
Mister Tinker, unless they be dhrowned in the wash tub?"
"Yes -to be sure."
"Let me see," Casey found an encyclopedia.
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UC-A-yis, here we are, c-a-t. It sez 'CAT-a name applied to
a certain species of carnivorous quadrupeds of the genius Felus.' Do
yez get the force o' that, Mister Tinker? It goes further to say-'It
is a decatful animal, and when enraged, it is extremely spitefulf Did
Bill Flyn scratch yez, Mister Tinker, whin he took his lave?"
"Why-yes, just a bit."
" 'Tis not a consequence to what a Kitten could do, Mister Tinker.
A kitten 's claws are sharper thin the tongue of a telyphone girl.
"The quistion thin is this-' What is the best way to ask a Cat fer
the honor o' bein' its comrade till death do yez impart.' To win th'
eternal respect of a cat ye must do what? Pet it? Look what yez
got fer pettin' Bill Flyn, Mister Tinker. Yez must be ov the opposite
nature to win the heart of th' 'kittenish' darlint. I'll be ov a lookin'
at th' pictures and see what's the opposite to a cat. Let 's see-ah-
yis-we'd want somethin' noble. Now thin, what is noble, Mister
Bing thought cows were noble.
" 'Tis true. But 'tis nobleness in th opposite sex we Want, Mister
Tinker. Here it is-a lion-'a typical member of the carnivorous
order of mammels, the chafe representative ov the family Felidaef
Now, isn 't that a perfect description of a lion, Mister Tinker? It sezs,
'he's very strong, fierce and rapacious. His head is thick, his gait
stately, his aspect, noble.' There we are, Mister Tinker-'aspect
noble.' And it sez that his voice is tremendous'
"To pop th' question to wan ov th' kittenish kiond-be a Lion,
Mister Tinker. Be like the typical member ov the carnivorous order
ov mammals, and a representative ov the family Felidae, and th' swate
darlint will dhrink milk from yer shaving mug. Ye 'll be going to bed,
Mister Tinker? Shure, an' it is toim."
H. Cornebius Tinker bade all good night and retired-without
having wound his watch.
And Bill Flyn, self satisfied, and with arched back and stretched
legs, purred his assent under the affectionate strokes of Casey.
Pl? is QF Sk 4? fl?
"Little Arte wants yer." It Was the office boy. Bing shuddered.
What could it be now. Perhaps the President wanted to know if he 'd
married yet. Bing's conscience was clear-he 'd intended to ask Miss
Rose, but some way Casey's advice didn't seem exactly encouraging.
Any way, he'd see little Arte.
"Next week is your Vacation, Tinker, but you can go for both this
week and next on full pay. You may draw it tonight-that is all."
A vacation! Horrors! He 'd rather marry Mrs. Swartz.
jiEr-Er-But Mr. Arthur er-I 'd rather not-er-take it, thank
The President seemed to expect the answer which Bing gave.
h. i'Very well, Tinker, on your way out tell the boy I want to see
"Yes sir. 1 X
"Bid he bounce yer?" asked the boy as Bing came from the oflice.
Bing never could understand the boy. He seemed so eccentric.
"He wants to see you."
,','Gosh! What did I do? Holy Jupiter! I bettcha I get the
26 BLUE AND GRAY
President Arthur beamed pleasantly upon the boy, extremely
self-conscious as he stood awkwardly before big Little Artie. I
'fIt'll mean live dollars extra for you if you can do it."
HDO what, sir?"
"Harry, l want you to thoroughly convince Mr. Tinker that a
vacation would he beneficial to his health. I want him to go by to-
morrow. There 's five in it if you persuade him to go-I cant. That
is all." '
The boy grew bolder. t'May I have a half out of the five nowilll
HWhat! Take part of your reward now? What redress will I
have if you fail?"
HI ain't gonna fail,"
MGood. Here ls a dollar. But llm afraid you'll not bribe him
with that. VVhat on earth do you need with-"
"I need it to buy dynamite."
The President suppressed his mirth. He turned his back .and
leaned over his desk. "Better buy nitro-glycerine," grinned he, Hif
you intend to budge Tinker." i
For nine years Bing Tinker had carried on all his business com-
munications with the stenographer through the office boy. Today he
went to Miss Rose himself.
'fEr-Miss-Rose-, it is now luncheon time. Could we er-could
you-er-can't we lunch together today, Miss Rose?"
Miss Rose was typing. She hit the shift key in place of "en,
"You-you were addressing meill'
"Er-No mam-that is-I mean yes. We can lunch at er-the
"I shall be delighted, Mr. Tinker." , A
Miss Rose pinched herself as he put on her things. Two tellers
stared open niouthed. Bing had forgot his stick and gloves.
Miss Rose and Bing went to the Peacock+the first time he had
company for lunch since he sipped soda from the same glass with a girl
"Well, 'I'll be d--d. It was Little Artie." Y
"Gosh," exclaimed the boy. "I thot the Boob would forget his
derby. Gee-if he 71 ad I'da lost the fivef'
'4What has that to do with your winning the reward, Harry?'l
HDO? it has mfwyflztng to do. That's where I put the Dynamite.
The boy handed a small paper pamphlet to the President.
Hercules Dynamite, for Farmers.
CAUTION: While Hercules Dynamite is not at all offensive to
the smell, it is wise to avoid inhaling either the odor from the Dyna-
mite itself or the fumes produced by an explosion, as it often leads to
a strong throbbing at the temples and terrific headache. "A-And
you put it in his derby?"
'fYeh-under the sweat bandfl
' 4 Here 's your reward. "
"But-Mr. Arthur-Yuh made a-yuh gave me more than-l'
Little Artie was grinning as he disappeared into his office. "How
awkward of me I"
At first sight of them Henri, the Peacock 's oldest employee, has-
tened to the kitchen where he gulped down a Bromo seltzer. But
when he saw Bing Tinker and Miss Rose actually sit down together at
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the same table he begged off for the afternoon, determined to sleep
until his brain was clearer.
Bing was searching his memory for Casey's advice. Hang it!
For some reason his memory wasn't just as it should be-it was-well,
he couldn't just say--rusty-no, not that. He felt dull-heavy-
headed. Something seemed to press at his head-something that he
couldn't exactly understand. A glass of water had no effect. In fact
the pressing grew to be irregular, sometimes slight, then suddenly it
would grow heavy-seemed to poimd rather than press. I-Ie could
hear it. The pounding was regular now-it jarred his whole being.
Between beats he winced for the next dull, dreaded thud.
The last throb was the hardest yet. Then the awful soul scorch-
ing truth dawned upon his distracted brain-IT-the spot! He felt
that those terrific throbs were Nature 's warning, but too late. He'd
neglected his hair. Now he must pay the penalty. He was seized with
a wild desire to run, to enshroud IT with his napkin-anything to
conceal the awful truth from Miss Rose.
Then Casey 's words came to him-a word for each steady, nerve
racking thump-L'If ye'll win a Kitten, be ct Zion." He'd try it. Hcicl
be a Lion.
But try as he would, the role in which he was to be, "fierce,
rapacious" and to assume an Haspect noble" seemed to bear little
weight with Miss Rose. Instead of acting as becomes a kitten she was
inclined to be a lioness. And all the while Bing was certain that his
head would break the next moment.
musically, Tinker, if we are to be at work by one o'clock we
must e going. -
Little Artie swung around in his chair.
"Not feeling well, Mr. Tinker?"
"No Sir, I have a headachefl
f'Then certainly you may go. Headache, eh? Country air is what
you need. Better take your vacation after all. H
"I-I believe I will, Mr. Arthur."
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"Did yez say ye was lavinl us, Misther Tinker?"
"Yes, for two weeks."
"I wuz ov a' tellin' yez ye had it-the Faverf'
h Bing felt of his temples. UNO, it's not the fever, it 's merely head-
iigiezxplayed the LION, did yez?"
i'Th1n a dollar to a pink poker chip I know what's wrongf,
'I don 't believe you do."
"Shure an' oi. do. The KITTEN SCRATCHED.'
For the first time in nine years H. Cornelius Tinker lost his tem-
per. HDAMN!! swore he, grabbing his suit cases.
Casey skillfully spat on the honeing stone before he spoke. He
addressed the bootblack. "The dirty piker! He skipped out and
didn 't pay me th' pink poker chip."
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'Tis a saying as old as the mother-in-law joke, yet nevertheless
28 BLUE AND GRAY
'tis true, that of all nerve racking grievances, bestowed upon man-
kind by those Who are supposedly at the services of the public, are
those given by the modern brakeman on the average S. P. railroads.
Watch him beat you to helping your best girl up the steps of the day
coach while he leaves you to labor with your prospective mother-in-law,
and you immediately learn that he is quite deserving of a kick. Watch
him haggle with the woman just ahead of you and you learn that he
is crabbed. Watch him as he pokes his head thru the car door and
swears a few sentences in Chinese, and you learn that he chews plug
tobacco, that he has porcelain teeth and is a misanthrope. But you are
dumbfounded when you learn that, in that brief moment, he is calling
the name of the next station. Little wonder then, that Cornelius
Tinker was still riding, his station twenty miles behind.
But Bing was utterly at a loss to think up descriptive adjectives
which would fit the brakeman, for all his forceful language had already
become trite by his incessant use of it in describing the engineer. Why
in thunder couldnit he instruct the fireman to add more fuel, or to
diminish it-anything to make the monstrous throbs of the engine simul-
taneous with those within his head. Bing reasoned that if such a thing
could be made to occur he could easily imagine that the throbs were
all due to the engine. But hang it! The fool engineer seemed to take
delight in making his engine throb at exactly one-half a second after
that huge mallet hit his temples.
O curse the Derby! He'd be hanged if he'd wear it any longer.
He'd throw it away.
The brakeman opened the door and called.
That settled it. Bing left the train. He was thru with trains and
trainmen for all time. He breathed a series of modified condemnations
as, with a shrieking, ear-splitting blast, the train took its choo-choo-
ing departure-each vibrating f'choo" occurring one-half second after
the mallet landed.
H. Cornelius Tinker hurled the oifending derby far up the tracks
into the obscurity of the rapidly approaching night. He looked up at
the sign on the station. Well, he'd be jiggered! He was in MOUN-
56 SF Sl' it St
A meadow lark, its soul deluged with songs of Spring, was vainly
endeavoring to share its joy with the world, almost bursting his throat
with his gigantic efforts. The morning sun, its radiance flittered to a
soft, eye-comforting glow by the vines at his window, gently soothed
Bing's tired, over-wrought being and put new life into his heavy,
drooping eyelids. Bing looked at his watch. It had stopped-for the
first time in nine years. He remarked that he had not overslept for-
O hang it! He didn 't care if he had overslept. He felt fine-he'd take
a morning shower-which he had been omitting for-C damn! He
resolved not to think of those nine years again.
After bathing and breakfasting Bing began to think that spinster
aunts, who lived in the country, were not so bad after all, In fact, Aunty
May displayed her skill in the art of cookery in the breakfast she had
prepared for him. And the flowers in her garden were as pretty as-
asjwell, he couldn't say. But anyway, he knew that there wasn't a
florist who could have blended the different colors together as prettily
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as his Auntie May had done. Yes-jokesmiths had the wrong idea
concerning Spinster Aunts. 1
Bing was vainly endeavoring to make a favorable impression upon
the cat. The cat didn 't seem inclined to be impressed. A cat 's friend-
ship is not to be envied, anyway, for Bing recalled that cats belonged
to a certain specie of carnivorous quadrupeds.
Auntie May was picking daisies from the tiny plants which bor-
dered the gravel walk leading to the gate. A very pleasant looking
girl in a very pleasant, tasty dress, was passing the gate. Her face
was more than pleasant-it was exceptionally pretty-no, not pretty,
it was more than that. It was-O hanged if he knew. But at any rate
she was as attractive as any girl he'd seen. From under a jauntily
cocked, unblocked Panama-Bing always had admired unblocked
Panamas-wavered the most ungovernable, the waviest and the
browsiest curls imaginable. Auntie May was already chatting and
laughing with her as if she and the girl were of the same age. Yes-
he was certain-Auntie May had the best taste of any spinster he
'fAnd do you know, Miss Tinker," the girl was saying, "that last
evening daddy and I had an adventure."
HI-Iow so, my dear?"
'tWe were just getting off the train here at Mountain View when
we saw a man jump olf just as the train started. I really canit say
what he looked like, because it was getting dark, but I'm going to
imagine that he was handsome. He was holding his hat in his hands
and watching the train as if the only woman he could ever love was
leaving him forever. I really think that he was in love, because he
was holding his head in his hands as if some awful sorrow was bur-
dening his soul."
"But where did your near-adventure come in, dear?"
K'Well, when the train had pulled out he turned, and without any
apparent reason, he threw his hat away."
Hlt must have seemed queer."
'Alt rolled right over to us. Daddy picked it up and called to him
but he jumped into a jitney and rode away. And, to add to the mys-
tery, there was a lot of dynamite under the sweat band.
"Oh, I suppose itls the Fever that has hold of me-what if he
had been a prince." The girl was laughing. "Or anything romantic,' '
'tHe probably was drunkf' said Auntie May. She turned to the
shuddering Bing. "O Bing! Stop teasing the cat and come here. I
want to present you to Miss Ray. Miss Ray, my nephew, Bing Tinker."
The girl, smillngly extended her hand.
"Er-er delighted-er-Miss Ray," stuttered Bing.
'4Bing," accused Auntie May, laughingly, "did you throw away
your hat last night?"
"I'll just bet it was you, Mr. Tinker," wagered Miss Ray, her
eyes a-twinkle, "because you haven 't any on now."
No, he never wore one-that is, unless the sun was shining. Per-
haps he 'd better go in and get it. He hastily excused himself.
Great Scott! Meeting Miss Ray with IT, the bald SPOT, uncov-
ered was worse than facing LITTLE ARTIE. Horrors! He yd won-
dered if she had seen IT. He 'd borrow a hat from Auntie May and
30 BLUE AND GRAY
go back. No-Auntie May's wouldn't do. What would serve to cover
IT? Perhaps he could manage to comb his hair over IT. He'd try.
But first he see how big IT really was.
He found a small mirror of Auntie May's. He put his back to-
,ward the large mirror in the dresser and slowly, half guiltily, looked
into the small one in his hand. He saw the back of his head for the
first time in nine-what! What the Dickens! "IT" u'asn't there!
Casey had lied to him. And held wager a dollar to Casey 's face
that it was that same d-d Casey that put the dynamite in his hat.
He wanted to stand on the bed and yell his hilarity and to curse
Casey all on the same breath. He hadn't felt so overjoyed since he
was in college. By J ove! That reminded him-he'd comb his hair
back- -like he did when he was in college. He'd thought it undignified
for the last--O hang those nine years. .
He combed it back. lt looked much better than the way Casey
combed it. And he didn 't make any allowance for "IT" either. "IT"
I-le was a boy again. He'd take a walk. Heid run-that is, if ro
one was looking.
SF SF fl? S? SF
On both sides of the long, almond-shaded lane were poppy car-
pete 'l orchards, snowy and fragrant with their blossoms. Chubby, red-
breast-ed robins cocked their heads at Bing suspiciously as he passed.
Myriads of bees and insects hummed and clicketed. Countless red-
winged black birds, feeding in the grass bejeweled with the morning
dew, flitted, and screeched defiance.
No. Bing was certain he 'd never met her-Miss Ray-before.
In fact he'd never met any girl in Mountain View before except Alice
-'1Al'l-held called her. "Al" was all he'd ever heard any one call
her o--he was positive that Miss Ray was not Al. Al was freckled,
or was when Bing had seen her last. And homely! Great Scott, but she
.was homely. And mean, too. She could think up more unique ways
of teasing cats than even he. Now where was it she lived? He'd for-
gotten. But he'd ask the very next-
' ' Hello,mister. ' '
"Eh-what ! Oh !-hello, sonny. "
Great Scott, but he was a homely urchin. And freckled, too. By
Jrve! Heid wager a dollar for every one of the urchins freckles that
he was Al 's brother.
-'Teach of a pup you 've got there, sonny,,' ventured Bing, as he
enviously eyed the big-headed, bow-legged terrier which was so homely
that it was admirable.
'tYou bettcha he's a peach." Two rows of freckles which bor-
dered his lips parted into a grin.
"What's his name?"
HBing. My sister named him."
"Well, I'll be-3'
"Some dog, eh mister?"
4'Yes. Bing is some dog."
g "He a1n't afraid oi nothin'-,cept turkeys. Kin you gobble,
"You oughter be able to-'cause if Bing takes after you, gobblin'
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is the only thing that 'll make him change his mind. Watcli him now. "
For several minutes the urchin strutted about in front of the two
Bings, stretching and restretching his neck, flipping his arms and imi-
tating as nearly as possible, his conception of a turkey is physical ap-
pearance. Then he suddenly emitted such a series of gobbles that
even Bing Tinker was startled. But so instantaneous was the effect
upon the pup that Tinker scarcely knew in what direction he had
'Some dog, eh, mister? Waiita see his mother?"
HYou bet I do, sonnyf'
The urchin led the way under a fence, thru an orchard and into
a small domesticated menagerie.
"You oughter learn to gobble, mister. A turkey is the only thing
that will scare Bingf! He whistled. A big bull terrier made her
appearance, followed by her quivering pup. '4This here," announced
the urchin, 'tis Lizzy."
ltiut Lizzy didn 't seem overwhelmed with joy at meeting her son's
namesake. She emitted a low, savage growl as Tinker stepped nearer.
Tinker eyed her fearlessly.
"Better watch out, mister, Lizzie 's soref'
Yes, he'd do it. Bing flipped his arms-stretched his neck, and
gobbled. Lizzy tooli the challenge.
And H. Cornelius Tinker ran-for the ladder leading to the hay
"Come here, Lizzy. Here", But Lizzy heeded not.
There were eight steps on the ladder. Tinker leaped to the
fourth. So did Lizzie-and stayed there-clinging desperately to
'l'inker's trousers. Tinker's head was even with the floor of the loft.
One more frantic scramble and he 'd be in safety. He shook his body.
swinging Lizzy within. range of his foot. He yelled a screeching gob-
lmie and lauded a well aimed kick. Lizzy fell.
"SC.AT!!' A ting slipper-clad foot was thrust pugnaciously into
his face. The ladder began to slip! He heard Lizzy at the bottom.
Her son, who regained courage, tore madly at the ladder. lt fell.
Tinlier clutched madly at the tiny foot. its owner screamed. The
slipper came off. Tinker clutched at the silken stocking and scram-
bled into the loft.
The owner of the foot had stopped screaming.
"Oh! OH!! I thot it was one of those horrid turkeysf! It was
H. Cornelius Tinker struggled for his voice. "Er-er-it--it
was-er-l mean Lizzy chased me er-m-Miss Ray."
The urchin was calling. "Hey, Al! Tell the mister that here 's
a gunny sack if he wants to mend his-"
Al! That was all Bing had heard. Miss Ray was Al-the
homely freckled deviless that was meaner than he. He noticed her
thin, kissable lips. They seemed to be puckered tantalizingly. On
the second glance he noticed that there was the vaguest of vague
down on the upper one which but seemed to make the mouth more
"Well, Bing Tinker, you needn't think because Lizzie chased you
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that you can run away with my slipper at will." She laughingly
extended her tiny silken foot. "You may put it right back where you
found it, Bing Tinker."
And far away, in the noisy, crowded city, a barber was busily
grooming a bank president.
"Have your hair singed?" he asked.
"No, replied the President. t'l'm fraid it'll establish a prece-
"Fm glad Mister Arthur. Burning hair smells loike th' trash the
women burn whin they do their house cleaninl It always gives me
the FAVOR." -
And in Mountain View, in the barn yard of the Rays, a very
homely, freckled faced urchin wondered why the occupants of the loft
above were 'nt clamoring for the return of the ladder.
BY ALVIN BRUNHOFER, '17
Q HE silv'ry moon now shines through laden trees,
The meadows are with tender daisies strewn,
The ripening grain is swaying in the breeze,
And all is fraizfal in the month of jane.
In every glade bloom flowers of every hue,
The meadow lark's shrill note is sweet and clear,
The fragrant grass is bright with morning dew,
And on the vines the butterflies appear.
:- BY PORTER KIMBALL
c T the end of the week, when our schooling is done,
We 're off to the ma sh, with cartridge and gun.
The Call of the duc , is to us in his quest
Of all other music, the sweetest and best.
As we tramp o'er the marsh lands, and breathe the salt air
We, like the dogs, are glad to be there,
Five days we've been studying to gain a great name,
But this day is best and we're out for the game.
"Watch out ! Hold that dog! And don 't let him whine,
We must try to work back, to the left of that blind.
Easy boy! Go slow! Don 't rush them just yet,
The morning's still early, and the grass is still wet. "
"See that point? There 's another. " What a sight for the men!
Who could copy the picture with brush or with pen?
"Steady sport! Hold him there! He 'll not get away,
If we lose just that bird 'twill start a bad day. "
"Steady boy! Easy now! Don't try to be fast,
We'll get our share, and there's plenty to last. "
A whirl of wings, a sharp report!
"Go get him, boy! Ah, this is the sport !"
131111 Nunn' Glam Evil
BY HUGH L. ROSS, '16
all crowded into the front seats of the chemistry recita-
tion room to receive our initial lesson in this subject of
p magnanimous importance from our faithful instructor.
With many explanations he conceded to show us the first
principle of chemical union in all its splendors. He
: : arose in all majestic height and glory and strode with
unfaltering step to the small deal table containing neces-
sary paraphernalia for our illumination upon the subject
of pyrotechnical detonations. With his good left hand he reached
out and firmly grasped a large receptacle, placing, therein several pow-
ders unknown to us of such limited education and general enlighten-
ment, which he said would create a dazzling display of multi-colored
flames. Bringing forth from the heap of apparatus a Wedgewood
pestle he diligently set to work to grind the contents of the mortar.
With extreme caution, so as not to arouse the ire of the chemicals he
sidled as far from the base of operations as his generous endowment
of arm. After several minutes, nerve-racking tension, we were re-
lieved when he paused in the grinding, and with an enlightened
expression reached into a voluminous paper sack and brought a hand-
ful of yellow, finely pulverized powder and added to the contents of
the mortar. The grinding was resumed for several revolutions of
the pestle! The crash resounded throughout the building and
shrapnel from the 42.5 centimeter mortar rained about us in its deadly
hail. The concusion forced our instructor's hand as far from his per-
son as a well built wall would permit.
When we had partially recovered and our professor had the
supreme satisfaction of seeing that he still had fingers to wiggle, the
gallant Junior who is to be our hero, gallantly offered his seat of
safety in the rear of the room to a very beautiful young lady member
of the class and took for himself one more open to the dangers of bom-
Throughout this malestorm of excitement sat a fiendish villain
with a bleached face and a myriad of direful plots crashing through
his tortured brain. He must win this girl for whom this gallant was
making such untold sacrifices and win her admiration at his rival's
Upon being permitted a closer inspection of a wondrously beauti-
ful platinum pendant presented to our heroine by his rival the would-
be hero executed the horrible deed of revenge that had taken shape
in his cramped mind. From an array of bottles he poured some yellow-
ish liquid into a porcelain crucible and dropped therein this .priceless
emblem of our hero ls esteem. With a gasp of horror at the realiza-
tion of what was taking place the two defensible students watched
with stilled hearts the outcome of the deviltry. For a moment only
did a look of relief appear upon their faces as sinister occurred with-
in the crucible. But the odds were reversed, for in a cloud of brown
fumes accompanied with a iiendish peal of laughter the pendant disap-
peared into that great unknown, never to reappear.
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YOU NEVER CAN TELL 35
Partialy repenting what he had done this monster offered to
recompense for the damage done the lady by offering a thin metal disc
roughly called a dime. His filthy lucre was spurned, and with a look
that told him what his brilliance in chemistry meant to her, she turned
and left him to regret that he had tried to awe her by a display of
knowledge that unfortunately he did not possess.
Later in the year some uppish Senior boys appeared one morning,
all arrayed in flaring yellow abominations they designated as cravats
but what appeared to the rest of the school as being strips torn from
a yellow quarantine flag, such as are used as Warning in the near
presence of smallpox.
A great jubilee was held in honor of the senior palm with cere-
monies befitting the occasion upon an evening of the following week.
I will ask you to use your imagination in aiding me in the
description of a most wonderful moonlight night, numberless happy
boys and girls making merry around its majesty, the palm, the villain
crouching on the steps of the domestic science building, waiting an
opportune moment to cross the wires that will blow the palm to-we
won't go looking for it. The excitement heightens. Everybody is
enjoying the festivities to their utmost. Joy reigns. A stifling odor
penetrates the otherwise sweet night air. Couples leave hastily and
"Curses!" cries the villain, 'fsomebody has switched my prepara-
tions. My chances, my chances, gone, gone, GONE!" OOOW! A
pause. He gazes with his prudent eyes and open mouth. From an-
other angle a doubtful Senior gasps like a fish out of water. What
do they see that startles them in this manner but the fair inspiration
of their unworthy toil rejoicing with an infant Sophomore at the clever
manner in which she had made these bite.
"Curses!" cries the villain again. " 'Twas she who spilt the
hash. The Senior palm will live. She has brought my plan to nil."
"Woe be unto the Sophomore," warns the Senior, "for verily
likewise will she hand him a lemon. Ah me! 'Tis fair womanls nature,
but pity the lunk-headed soph when her wrath descends upon him."
Ye, lowly underclass men, take warning from one who knows:
First-Make early application for a rear seat in the chemistry
Second-Provide yourself with an oxygen helmet as a protection
against asphyxiating gasses, a bullet proof, acid proof, fireproof suit
as a protection against the playfulness of your fellow students.
Last but not least, remember, dear children, a superabundant
knowledge of anything that you are overly anxious to display is not
the key to a fickle lady 's heart.
Abide by these laws and prosper.
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GJ' OME seekers, prospective mine owners, and strangers of
every social cast who wanted information concerning
the populace in and about the city of Butte, or wanted a
0'5" ts' drink, sought Fuzzy Moore. That is why H. H. Dawson,
V, advance agent of the HJONES THREE-RINGED 'Wllalq
AWIMAL CIRCUS" lingered long over his beer am
t'An enterprising town, this," ventured Dawson.
Fuzzy paused from his glass drying to stare amazingly at the
stranger. "W-what?" he stammercd interrogatively.
HA lively little townf'
Fuzzyis look of amazement faded into a jovial, fuzz-bordered
smile of Welcome. UHave another beer," he commanded rather than
The advance agent shook his head.
"It'll be on the house," said Fuzzy smilingly. "You're the first
stranger that is offered Butte such a compliment since the gold rushfl
"That's why it isn't more lively than it is,'i stated Dawson.
Hlleople aren't aware that it is enterprising. Wl13t,S the population?"
Fuzzy 's tone was authoritative. HFive thousand."
'KNot half bad."
"No," apologized Fuzzy, "Not 5000. My boss says 5000 and one.
l have to agree or be fired. I say 5000, not counting Injuns and
Greasers. My boss says there 's one more who ainit a Greaser. He 's
Castilian, so there ls 5000 an, one."
'KWho is heili' asked Dawson.
"Fernando de Plazo. He 's as yellow-streaked as the rest of the
greasers only every one calls him 'Castiliani because he owns the
richest claim and the most land of any one in Butte. The boss counts
him in the census because he pays for his drinks."
"Is he the one that sort of curls his lips when he trys to smile-
look as if he 's about to snap?"
HSay,l' exclaimed Fuzzy, extending his hand cordially. HShake.
You're the first stranger who didn 't ask about that 'handsome Span-
iard, with the noble Castilian features."
"He's generous anyway. When I met him he was quarreling with
THE FIVE THOUSAND AN' FIRST 37
Jamson, the lawyer, and was in as ugly a mood as one would be apt to
find him. But he grinned and positively refused to be payed for thc
use of his lot across from the bank."
"'What you going to do with the lot?"
Dawson produced a small pasteboard and placed it on the bar.
"Jones' Three Ringed VVild Animal Circus is coming. Take a ticket?"
"I'll wait 'till it comes," grinned Fuzzy. "Yol look sensible
enough, but if you 're figuring on bringing a circus to Butte-
"Take the ticket now," urged the agent. 'fIt's a comp."
233 36 :Ks 9.11
Under the big top of the Jones' Three Ringed Wild Animal Circus
the evening performance was in full swing. The "whops" had already
torn down the side show and mess tents and had begun. loading onto
the cars all animals and paraphernalia used in the first of the perform-
ance. Just at the performers' entrance Weaver, the lot manager, was
in a serious debate with "Frenchy" Flannagin, the head elephant
keeper. The manager's tone was pleading.
HIt's out of the question, Frenchy, your act is advertised as
much as all the rest of the show put together. Without the elepha.nt 's
'District School' in the middle ring the show would go on the bum in
"But Mister Weaver, listen to reason. I'm tellin' you that that
Isabella is gonna raise hell within fifteen minutes. Her eye looks
Lwicked. She's dopin' out somethin' bad. An' that there bull ain't
far behind Isabella neither. He's been trumpetin' since dark-same
as he did just before that cyclone what wrecked the big top in St
"The bull probably has indigestionf' offered Weaver. "Lord
knows what these Butte people have been feedin' him. And as to
Isabella, why she-".
I giis voice was drowned by a tremendous, vibrating trumpet from
tie ull. '
c'I'm tellin' you, Mister Weaver, the cusses will stampede. There 's
a storm comin', and if ii 's not a storm of the elements it 'll be somethin'
worse. Lord, Mister Weaver, what if the District School start a rush
into the crowd!" He called down the row of elephants to the keeper
of Isabella. "Hey, Abdul, get that kid away from the ropes. Isabella
An urchin had ventured too near. Isabella, with a wicked, fiery,
glint in her eyes, reached her trunk viciously toward him.
"Izzy-down, down, Izzy," shrieked the Hindoo.
"Guard her," yelled Flannagin, "guard her, Abdul. Down Izzy,
rloufnf Lordy, Abdul, keep those kids outside the ropes."
'tIzzy must be ver' peevish, Meester Frenchy, vcr' peevish. She
sense a pomii Those cowboys of Butte maybe start pom, eh."
The manager laughed. "The whops are expecting it. Every
drunken one of 'em is armed with a tent stake. 'Twont take Isabella
long to settle any rough stuff which these cattle punchers may start."
Flannagin 's tone was determination. "Pom or no pom, Isabella
an' that bull stay chained-even if you fire me for-down-Izzy,-
IZZY, DOVVN! In the name of St. Patrick, Abdul, keep her down."
"Izzy, she ees peeved. She-".
fPom-Free for all fight.
38 BLUE AND GRAY
A deafening trumpet from the bull drowned the Hindoo's voice.
HA stormls brewin','l prophecied Flannagin. "An' within the
night hell will be loose."
HIzzy's nervousf' begun the Hindoo, 'fare-H.
Again he was interrupted hy the trumpeting blast of the bull and,
this time it is answered by a roar from the vicinity of the lions.
"If you 'll listen to me you'll cut the show short, Mister Weaver,
an, pull freight." ,
A pink tighted Assyerian lady slunk up apologetically toward
the manager. "Ah Mister Weaver, my act, it must be ommitted. The
hyenas-oh--they are awful. They smell the meat. Mister De Plazo
-he slaughtered for a barbecue. My hyenas-oh-they will do nothing.
They are the crazed."
A hideous, unearthly, half coughing cry sounded from the men-
agerie. Two "whops" were removing the educated seals' tank
throhgh the peformers' exit. "When those damnable grave robbers
commence to cough on a night like this you know the jinx is on us.
There ainlt any wind-that's what makes things seem so hellish-
those black clouds a flyin' and blockin' out the moonlight, no noise
'cept what is under the big top-then that cough from them corpse
The other Hwhopi' spoke encouragingly. "Somebody said that
the elephants sensed a pcm."
:'Pom nothin'. This berg is so dead that it's got them hyenas
Again the bull trumpeted. Isabella and two other cows answered.
The cry was taken up at the further end of the tent by the lions, hy-
enas, and the monkeys. Even the bears were uneasy.
"That settles it," declared the first whop. "I desert."
"Mister-, if you'll be listenin' to me-oh that ungodly coughfl
The manager signaled the whop. The flaps on the performers'
entrance dropped. "O Jake. " The band leader saluted. 4'Jake" ordered
the manager, "Play 'The Star Spangled Bannerf "
Two officers of Butte sought the lot manager in his sleeping quar-
ters on the circus train just as the special engine was backing onto
the siding. Mr. Weaver came reluctantly from his bunk.
UWe are very sorry, sir, but I am afraid that your show will have
to be detained until some Very serious and puzzling mysteries are
cleared up. Mr. Jamson, the noted lawyer of Butte, has been mur-
"Any number of apologies which I might utter will fail to atone
for the inconvenience to which we are to put you. The court has issued
an injunction against you and you will not be permitted to go on with
your show after 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. I thought I would in-
form you of the fact that you might more conveniently plan to dis-
continue your journey until the matter is settled."
f The manager seemed indignant. "If you would explain instead
o - .
"Certainly, sir. In short, pardon me for my frankness, the mur-
derer was a horseman, evidently, for there are foot prints leading
THE FIVE THOUSAND AN' FIRST 39
from the Jamson house through Senior De Plazol further pasture,
across the creek and onto the circus lot.'?
Mr. Weaver consulted his watch. "By eight o'clock we would
be in El Paso-almost ready for the parade. You have the injunction
'tFor your satisfaction, sir."
"Hum." He turned to the property man. HO White, make ar-
rangements With the railroad so that we can stay on this siding for a
day or so. Phone the commissary in El Paso. Tell him to wait for
orders. O Donaldson, come here a moment. Officer, meet Mr. Donald-
son, the show 's detective." Weaver turned to Donaldson, f'Milt, the
officers have us in a deuce of a mess. Look into it."
'4And Milton, see Senor De Plazo about staying on his land. This
mix up may compel us to put up the animal tent again. l'll phone
the advance agent tocome and help you clear up. Good luck. O curse
that bull elephant." '
t'The case is extremely mystifying, Mr. Donaldson," said the head
officerfl as the two followed the apparent trail of the murderer, "ex-
tremely mystifying. Among the men who examined these hoof prints
which led from Mr. Jamson's house was a blacksmith of Butte, who
testified that there isn't another horse in town that could leave
tracks like these. He said that the print of the left fore hoof indicates
that the horse's leg was slightly bent outward along its shank. lt
looks reasonable, because as you can see for yourself, the print of the
left hoof is much more distinct on the outer edge. What makes things
more complicated is that the only horse in Butte which has such a leg
is Senor De Plazols Indian Pinto."
"De Plazo's?" exclaimed Donaldson. "Well, then, why must
the show be involved?'l
"Because, sir, De Plazo's Pinto has been stolen and because the
thief, as nearly as we have been able to make out from the direction
of the hoof prints, was a member of the circus. The prints lead from
De Plazo's pasture to the scene of the murder, then back, across the
creek to the circus lot.',
"Hum, ls this Mr. Jamson's residence?"
t'Yes, sir. And the corner room on the first floor is his."
A solitary guard stood in the doorway of the Jamson mansion.
Save for a solitary gas jet at the foot of the stairs the house was in
"The news is, as yet, secret, Mr. Donaldson. The lawyer 's family
are at Palm Beach and have not yet been notified. At the time of the
crirrie there was no one in the house save the murderer and Mr. Jam-
The three men entered the scene of the murder. Through the
curtained windows the moon cast a yellowish light, now vivid, now
ghastly as the black clouds opened and closed about it. The window
was open. A faint suggestion of a breeze had arisen, noiseless-un-
canny-just enough to sway the blood-stained curtains.
"The blood, Mr. Donaldson, is scarcely dry. The stains are
hardly an hour old."
"The body?" questioned Donaldson.
40 BLUE AND GRAY
"Gonel Well, how do you know there has been a--H
"lt,s mysterious, sir. At the police station Mr. Jamson's voice
was heard over the phone. 'I have been stabbed. Come. I am dy-'
That was the last. The receiver was down when we arrived-just as
he had left it."
Black clouds suddenly opened before the moon. The blood stained
curtains fluttered noiselessly, seeming to make ghost like gestures
toward a small coagulated puddle on the window sill. The upper gale
hurried a scattered mist before the moon. The light paled. The
clouds closed and the room was in darkness, the curtains groping
silently into the room. And through the window, borne by the silent
breeze, there sounded a hideous, unearthly cry-terrifying. 'Twas the
cough of the circus hyenas.
9? ai: PKC :lk
There was something about the Spanish ranch owner's foreman
which made him trustworthy. And Senor Fernando De Plazo outdid
himself in elegance, truthfulness and good fellowship toward the fore-
man that he might gain his confidence.
"My ranch, Senor Bradly, I leave entirely in your charge. I am
going to El Paso. If my stolen Pinto is returned give the finder the
one thousand dollars reward which I have oHered and which I leave
in your hands."
"Senior De Plazo, I, myself might gain the reward. Since I have
seen the picture of your horse I remember that, on the night of the
circus performance I saw a man with a white faced Pinto such as
yours. He was riding the horse, not toward the home of Mr. Jamson,
but toward the ravine above your pasture. He sort of curled his lip
when he smiled-I noticed it becauseit was like a snarl-yet I could
hardly recognize him again unless I saw him smile. I don't remember
his dress. I shall testify to the police."
The ranch owner ventured a quick, searching glance toward the
foreman. "I shall go. Good luck to you, Senor. I hope that you may
keep the reward for yourselff'
In Senor De Plazois pasture, before the entrance to the animal
tent of the J ones' .Three Ringed Wild Animal Circus, Manager Weaver
nervously stroked his spiky beard. He was addressing the head
groom. "If that know-it-all detective, Donaldson asks you for the
loan of any more horses tell him, 'NOK If he insists send him to me.
Of all the fool stunts Iyve ever heard of his are the most foolish. He 's
borrowed nearly every horse we own and taken them, one at a time,
over to that little creek with the plank across it. The idiot has tried
to make every single one of 'em walk over that plank-as if a horse
would cross a creek on a foot board when the creek is only six feet
wide. Here comes Dawson."
The advance agent approached cordially. "How are you, Mr.
Weaver? I hear that you are having trouble."
"I'm in up to my ears. And that blundering Donaldson-."
"I would have reported to you earlier, Mr. Weaver, but I was
talking over the case with Donaldson just a few minutes ago. He
showed me the tracks that were made by De Plazo's Pinto."
- "He and hoof prints grate on my nerves."
i "It's a peculiar thing. Those prints lead to the creek and cross
it on a twelve-inch board."
THE FIVE THOUSAND AN' FIRST 41
"He's been tryin, all morning but hasn't yet succeeded in making
one of our horses do that.',
"That's why he 's almost certain his theory was right. He can't
find a horse that will do it. That 's why it's almost dead certain that
the murderer of J amson was not riding a horse at all. "
On the ranch of Senor Fernando De Plazo there was a very pretty
cottage, far removed from the bunk houses of the cowboys, which the
owner always reserved for his foreman and family. Being without a
family and caring little for exclusiveness, Foreman Bradly usually ate
with his men at the mess house. But by the request of De Plazo he
bunked and did all his writing and other such work in the cottage.
On the evening following the departure of De Plazo to El Paso,
Bradly bade good night to his men shortly after supper, and entered
the cottage. There he stayed only until the fall of darkness. He slipped
quietly through the back door and into the concealing shadows near
the corral. He whistled, "Are you there, Dawson?"
The figure of the advance agent appeared from under the water-
UGO into the house and when you hear me call, you phone Mr.
Weaver to let the Assyrian woman come with her hyenas. She knows
what to do."
The advance agent entered the house. The foreman crept under
the trough to wait in anxious, silent expectancy.
During the long hours which followed a horse munched slowly
at the hay within the corral. Occasionally it stopped to listen or
stamped his foot impatiently. But at last, during the darkest hour
of the night, it gave a startled whining. A dark figure approached.
lt was the figure of a man walking like a quadruped, using his hands
as fore feet. At the corral he stopped, not a yard from where crouched
the foreman. He stood upright and began to remove two bulky, iron
horseshoe-shaped blocks from his hands. The foreman arose suddenly
to his feet. The figure caught its breath, leapt back and raised one of
the heavy blocks above the foreman 's head.
A quick blow from the foreman-the figure tripped over the
blocks which were bound to its feet, and he was handcuffed.
HO Dawson," called the foreman, H 'Phone Weaver." The fore-
man whistled. -Two officers approached. '
"You have him Mr. Donaldson?" asked one, approaching quickly.
"Yes," answered the foreman. "One of you take charge of Senor
Fernando De Plazo. The other bring the iron block from the Senor 's
:aft hand and come with me. We 'll follow those coughing grave rob-
The advance agent came panting up the ravine, which ran up from
De Plazo's pasture. HI-Iave you found the body of Jamson?"
"Not a trace of it," answered Donaldson discouragedly. "But
the Assyrian womanis grave robbers found the horse."
"VV-what'?', gasped Dawson.
"Found Dc Plazo's Pinto. It was shot in the head and buried
here. And this,'y he brought forward a horseshoe shaped block, "this
is modeled after the hoof of the Pinto 's left fore leg."
"Lawyer Jamson is alive."
n "VV-what?" The chorus turned toward the approaching grin-
42 BLUE AND GRAY
'4De Plazo compelled him to 'phone the police, then took him- to
his house and locked him up. He made Jamson tell. the combination
of his safe. Jamson has gained tive pounds since his apparent mur-
it it fl? S?
Homeseekers, prospective mine owners, census men and most
seekers after information concerning the population of Butte sought
Fuzzy. That is Why Mr. Jamson's future son-in-law went to Fuzzy 'S
t'An enterprising town you have here."
"It is that," agreed Fuzzy, hesitatingly.
H How many inhabitants T? H
Fuzzy was authoritative. "Five Thousand."
There was a loud shouting and cheering in the streets of Butte.
The Jones' Three Ringed Wild Animal Circus' brass band was march-
ing through the town playing, "Every Little Bit Added to Wliat
You 've Got Makes Just a Little Bit Moref'
'LWhat's the big idea?'.' asked Fuzzy. "I thought the circus was
The advance agent burst into the saloon, his face aglow. "The
bearded lady of the side shovv has queered the Jones' Three Hinged
Wild Animal Circus. He 's father to a ten pound boy." H
Fuzzy summoned the future son-in-law of Mr. Jamson. "I told
you wrong, sir. The Population of Butte is Five Thousand and One."
Svrhnnl Eaga nf illung Agn
BY ADA BOOHER, '18
Backward, turn backward, O Time in your flight !
Make me a schoolboy again-just for tonight.
School days come back from memory's shore,
Come back, you days of yoreg
When half the time I laughed, and played and shirked,
The rest of which I strove, and studied, and Worked.
' How I long for the days when I was free!
Come back, school days-come back to me.
Backward, flow backward, O Tide of the years!
Flow back to the time of my high school careersg
When on the teachers I played my jokes, I
And many tricks on the smaller folks,
When l took the clapper out of the principal's bell,
' When I gagged the Freshman so he couldn't tell.
How I long for those days of mirth and glee!
Come back, happy days -come back to me.
BY BYRON KOO, '15
OME think that love, strong, true, and self-sacrificing, is
EQ not to be found in the Orient, but the story of Mesuna,
EQ which comes down 500 years, proves the contrary, for it
still has the fresh, sweet flavor of a romance of yesterday,
Mi-tw-Aw-A albeit the setting of the East provides an odd and interest-
"The hunt is off in the wild dark hills,
And the moon is cold and gray,
While the tramping feet of a thousand horses
Ring in the frosty way.
ln the hall of the Prince the music thrills
And the wine cups chink for joy,
7Mid the noise of the dancer's savage tread
And the lilt of the wild haut boy." p
When the great banquet was in progress and high born maidens,
dancing girls, and other representatives of good cheer were called,
Keydon CGovernor's sonj too, went to look on with a half-dozen com-
rades. There was among the dancing girls a charming girl of sixteen.
She was very beautiful, like some angelic being, who sang and danced
to the delight of all beholdersj Her ability, too, was especially marked,
for she understood the classics and was acquainted with history. The
brightest of all was she, famous and far renowned.
"Whols that, the cream-white silk dressed 'onelll' inquired Key-
don, with a bashful smile. '
"Where?" whispered one of his comrades, as he looked around
the hall with searching eyes. "I don 't see whom you 're talking about.
They are all snow white to me." '
"Oh, you are sleeping. Wake up and see the one who has the
eyebrows of first quarterly moon. Do you see her now?" '
"I see," replied Hans, Hshe is now in the conversation with the
"Now you caught her," said Keydon. 'fWho is she?"
"She is Mesuna, the most charming girl of our state," was the
"The Governor calls you, Keydonf' cried Kim. "Quick!"
Keydon rushed through the crowd and reported his presence.
The Governor during the lull in the banquet, introduced Mesuna,
to his son, and ordered them to dance together and to delight the
assembled guests. On hearing this, they came out and danced like
fairies, graceful as the waving of the willows, light and airy as the
All who saw them were charmed. From the evening forth they
'were fast friends. More than all the delightful stories of history was
their love-such as had never been seen.
The Governor 's term of office was extended for six years, and so
they remained in the northern country. At the end of his term, he
and his wife were in great anxiety over their son being separated
44 BLUE AND GRAY
from Mesuna. lf they were to force them to separate, they feared
Keydon would die of broken heart. lf they took Mesuna with them,
she not being his wife, he feared for his reputation. Governor called
him and said: "Even parents cannot decide as to the love of their son
for a maiden. What ought we to do? You love Mesuna, so that it
would be very hard for you to part, and yet to have a dancing girl
before you are married is not good form, and will interfere with your
prospects and promotion. However, the having of a second wife is
a common custom in Korea, and one that the world recognizes."
"Do as you think best in the matter,l' Keydon replied. "There
is no difficulty, when she is before my eyes, of course she is everything,
but when the time comes for me to start for home, she will be like an old
pair of shoes laid aside, so please do not be anxious."
The Governor and his wife were greatly delighted, and said he
was a "superior man,'l indeed.
When the time came to part, Mesuna cried bitterly, but Keydon
showed not the slightest sign of emotion. Those looking on were filled
with wonder at his fortitude. Although he had already loved Mesuna
for six years, he had never been separated from her for a single week
and knew not what it meant to say good-bye.
The Governor returned to Seoul to fill the office of Chief Justice.
lt was almost the time of Kam-see CDegree of A. BJ examination. The
Governor, therefore, sent his son to a neighboring monastery, similar
to Medeaval Monastery in England, to study and prepare. Chief Monk
is the keeper of the monastery whose high education is based upon
Confucianism and Buddism, the course of studies are twelve volumes
of Budda, nine classics of Confucian Chinese, and the History of Korea
and China. Keydon went, and one night after all were asleep, the
young man stole out into the court yard.
It was winter, with frost, snow and a cold, clear moon. The moun-
tains were deep and the whole world was quiet, so that the slightest
sound could be heard. He so wished to see Mesuna that he decided
that very night to set out for the far distant Ping Yang.
He had on a fur head-dress, a thick white coat, a black leather
belt and a heavy pair of oiled shoes. When he had gone less than ten
miles, however, his silkened feet were blistered. He became hungry
as he progressed further on his journey, so took to begging as he went.
ln a thick covered snow mountain region he got lost in a lonesome
road just about dark. While stumbling along through the snow he
heard a voice reading and saw a light ahead. He walked, over the
snow covered ditches and road, up to the light, finding there a
thatched house. When he called, a man came out, registering great
sugfprise, for the people of this region very seldom see night travelers
"What's that? Ah, T see, it 's a goblinl Go awayll' commanded
the man. .
"T am a human being, please let me in for a night," pleaced Key-
don in an unclear voice. -
v:'You awful goblin, go away from my house! l'll fire at you.
Keydon bowed low at the man's feet in a great fear and said:
"lt's a traveler who is lost in this strange country. Kindly let me in."
The man at last admitted him and asked him who he was and
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offered his needs. Keydon disguised himself as a cooly, for he feared
he might be caught by his father's officials, and set out early next
morning. His clothes were torn and his face was blacked till he did
look like a goblin. On he went, little by little, day by day, till at last
he reached Ping Yang.
Straight to the lVlesuna's house he went. She was not there, only
the mother, who did not recognize him.
HWhere is Mesuna?" he asked. "I have walked 500 miles to
'tWalked 500 miles to see my daughter? Who are you? How,
when and where did you see my Mesuna?"
'4My name is Keydon, the former Governor 's son, and-"
"Hum!" the old woman mused. "My daughter is now with the
new Governoris son and she has been away for two or three months.
Even though you have made such a long journey, there is no possible
way to meet her." She nodded a cold adieu.
"1 came to see Mesuna," thought Keydon to himself, 'tbut she
is 11ot here. Her mother refused me, l cannot go back, and l cannot
stay." 'While thus in this dilemma a plan occurred to him. There
was a scribe in the city Who, during his father 's term of office, had
offended and was sentenced to death. However, Keydon had gone to
pay his morning salutations, had besought and secured the scribe's
pardon. His father, out of regard for his son 's petition had forgiven
the scribe. Keydon thought, "I was the means of saving the man's
life. He will probably take me in." So he decided to go to the house
of the scribe.
"The supper is over," said the servant, and laughed. "Go to
some other house and beg, H
"Please, I am not here to beg, but to see the master of the housef'
said Keydon. HI am not a beggar."
'tMaster!'? replied the servant in a loud voice, Nthe master is in
the inner room. Come in the bright daylight if you want to see him."
'fWho comes thus at twilight to make such a disturbance?" asked
the voice within the room. 4'Report the matter at oncef'
. 'tTell the master it is Keydon, the son of the former Governor,"
On hearing this the servant rushed in and reported the presence
of Keydon. The scribe was quite surprised at the unexpected visit of
his master in disguise. Overseers of the country often travel in dis-
guise as beggars.
"How is it that your Excellency finds yourself in this unaccount-
able why?" asked the scribe, bowing low. "Please come in."
Keydon entered. A little later he talked over with his host the
possibilities of meeting Mesuna. t
'tl am afraid there is no way for you to meet her alone, but if
you like to see even her face, I think I can manage it. Will you con-
sent?" asked the scribe.
' ' Yes, ' l murmured Keydon.
The scribe was in charge of the sweepers in the inner court. In
the morning, after a light fall of snow, Keydon mixed with the com-
pany of sweepers and went with a broom into the inner enclosure to
work. The other laborers, being all practical hands, worked with
ease, Keydon alone handled his broom to no advantage. The new
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Governor's son watching the process, looked out and laughed and
called Mesuna to see the sweeper. Mesuna stepped out in the open
hall and Keydon raised his eyes to see. She glanced at him but once,
then went into her room, not appearing again, to the disappointment
of the lover, who came back in despair to the scribe's home.
Mesuna was first of all a wise and highly gifted girl. One look
had told her who the sweeper was. ' She came back into the court and
began to cry.
"Why do you cry?" asked the Governor 's son. .
Mesuna replied in low tone. "I am a low class girl, you are mis-
taken in thinking highly of me or counting me of worth. Already I
have not been home for two whole months and more. This is a special
compliment and a high honour, and so there is not the slightest rea-
son for any complaint on my part. But still I think of my home, which
is poor, and my mother. It is customary on the annivarsary of my
father 's death to prepare food from the official quarters, and offer a
sacrifice to his spirit, but here I am imprisoned and tomorrow is the
sacrificial day. I fear that not a single act of devotion will be paid.
l am disturbed over it, and that 's why I cry."
Sympathetically he agreed. So Mesuna came like flaming fire
back to her home, and said to her mother. "Keydon has come and l
saw him. Is he not here?"
"He came here, it is true,l' replied her mother, "and all the way
on foot to see you, but I told him that you are with the new Governorls
son and there is no possible way for you to meet him, so he went away.
Where? I know not."
'tOh, mother, why did you do sofll' she sobbed. "I can never
break with him nor give him up. We were each sixteen when we were
chosen to dance together, and while it may be said that men choose
us, it is truer still to say that God hath chosen. We' grew into each
other's lives, and there was never such love as ours, even though he
forgot and left me. I can never forget him. I must find him, mother,
even though he casts me aside I never shall forget him. I cannot marry
the new Governor 's son, for my heart is still true to Keydon. I would
sooner die than to remain apart from him. How could he ever come
so far for one so low and vile? He, a gentleman of the highest birth,
suffered for the sake of a wretched dancing girl, hasl endured all the
hardships in coming so far. Could you not have thought, mother,
of these things and given him at least some kindly welcome? Could
my heart be other than broken ill,
"I know of no place where he may be," said the mother, 'iunless
it be at the scribe Arn is housefl
Quick as thought she flew thence, and there they met. They
clasped each other, but not a word was spoken.
When it was night Mesuna said: "When tomorrow comes we
shall have to part. What shall we do?" They talked it over, and
agreed to elope.
On awakening in the morning in the temple where he had gone to
study, they found Keydon missing. All was in a state of confusion.
Wliat had become of the son of the Chief Justice? They hunted for
him far and wide, but he was nowhere to be found. Word was sent to
the parents accordingly. There was untold consternation in the house
of the former Governor. So great a loss! What could equal it? Some
said they thought he had been inveigeled away and metamorphosed by
the fox. QFoxes turningiinto women and deceiving people is told in
Korean novels.D Others thought that he had been eaten by the tiger.
After a hundred days the parents decided that he was dead and went
into mourning for him and burned his clothes in a sacrificial fire.
In Ping Yang, the new Governor's son, when he found that he had
lost Mesuna, had lVlesuna's mother and all the relatives imprisoned.
Mesuna, at last happy with her chosen one, said to him one day:
HYou, a son of gentry, for the sake of dancing girl, have given up
parents and good home to live in this hidden corner of the wild hills.
lt is a matter, too, that touches your filial piety, this having your
father and mother in doubt as to whether you are alive or not. They
ought to know. We cannot live here all our lives, neither can we re-
turn home, what do you think we ought to dofl'
HI am in distress," replied Keydon, hopelessly.
Nl have a plan," said she, Hby which we can cover over our
faults of the past and win a new start for the future. By means of it
you can serve your parents and look the world in the face. Will you
"What do you proposebll' asked he.
HThere is only one way, and that is the means of an Official Exam-
ination. I know of no other. You will understand what I mean, even
though I do not tell you more."
'tEnough,H answered he. '4Your plan is just the thing to help us
out. But how can I get hold of the books I need?"
t'Don't be anxious about that, I will furnish the books, " she smiled.
From the day forth Mesuna worked hard day and night in sewing
to earn some money in order to furnish Keydon's needs, and sent
through all the neighborhood for books, to be secured at all costs. In
the night he studied by, candle light, while she sat at his side, spinning
and sewing. There they shared the light together for four long years.
At this time a proclamation was issued that there would be a spe-
cial examination held before him Majesty, the King. So Mesuna made
ready the things necessary for Keydonls journey to the Capital to try
At last here he was, within the palace enclosure. His Majesty
came into the examination arena and posted up the subjects. "Peaks
and Spires of the Summer Clouds." Keydon took his pen. Under the
inspiration of the moment his lines came forth like the bubbling
The rosy sun rode high up in the heavens,
And the floating clouds formed a lofty peak,
And priest who saw them asked if there was a temple there,
And the crane lamented the fact that no pines were visible,
But the lightning from the clouds was the flashing of the wood-
And the muffled thunder was the bell calls of the holy temple.
Will any one say that the hills do not move?
' On the sunset breezes they sail away.
And for hours he wrote.
When the announcement was made as to the winner, the King
ordered the sealed name of the composer to be opened. It was, and
they found Keydon was first. At that time Keydon's father was pro-
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moted to the office of the Prime Minister, and was waiting in attend-
ance upon the King. The King handed the composition to the Prime
When he read the composition and the name of the composer he
dropped it and sat in nonplused silence.
"What is your course?" the King demanded.
"The composer is your servant 's son," bowed the Prime Minister,
"my dead son Keydon is alive." And told the King the story of his
The King ordered Keydon to be called.
"Why did you leave the monastery, and where have you been for
the last five years?"
"I have been a very Wicked man, have left my parents, have
broken all the laws of iilial devotion and have deserved condign pun-
ishment," said Keydon, in deep bowing.
"There is no law of concealment before King. I shall not con-
demn you though you are guilty, tell me all.',
Then he told his story.
"Your son has repented and made amends for his faults," de-
clared the King to Prime Minister. "He has Won first place and now
stands as member of the Court. We cannot condemn him for his love
for Mesuna. Forgive him of all the past and give him a start for his
future. Mesuna," he continued, "who has shared Keydon's life in the
lonely mountains, is no common Woman. Let her be raised to the equal
rank with her husband's." So was Keydon honored with the winner's
A celebration was held in the honor of the Chief Justice Keydon:
"The hunt is off in the Wild dark hills,
And the moon is cold and gray,
While the tramping feet of a thousand horses
Ring on the frosty way.
ln the hall of the Prince the music thrills
And the wine cup think for joy
'Mid the noise of the dancer's savage tread,
And the lilt of the wild haut,boy."
BY PETRA AXELSON, '18
Each life is like a changing flower,
Like a waxen rose it seems to me
The years drop softly, hour by hour
And leave the seeds-Memory.
Each life is like a glowing flower
Though trials may come, they cannot last
With shining faces We turn each hour
To pleasant memories of the past.
Uhr Biuinr Glnmrhg
Ulf Bemis Bnwrft Qlarel
BY VIOIQA ZAHN, '16, EDITH OLIVER, '16
Inferno fFirst Yeary.
In the spring of this, our youthful life,
Ambition found us in an idle mood,
Wandering peacefully along pleasure 's pathway,
But turning to us he said, "Thou mayst follow me, and T,
Thy guide, will lead thee through three years
Of high school life, and then if oier
These rugged shores youlve safely passed,
Senior's paradise to you llll give.
And to thy joys perchance, if success be dear to thee,
That with the rest I may thy names enrollfi
And when her hands Ambition stretched forth
To ours, with pleasant looks, we were cheered,
And at the entrance gate, our names enrolled.
Here "Hello Freshie," with loud laughs and jeers
From all the Assembly Hall greeted our ears, .
And our delight and joy was turned to woe, as
Above the tumult, that forever whirls,
Miss Ward 's voice rang high and loud,
"English I, pages one to eight in NVooley, please prepare."
And then a buzz went round like the sand that in the whirlwind flies,
Until Mr. Lindsay sharply said, "Hand in
Algebra problem seven for tomorrow."
And then with eyes downward cast, we opened up our books
And almost in an instant thought,
Ml wish that this accursed year was oder."
Hello fSecond Yearj.
Lo! before we scarcely knew, Ambition called,
And on we moved into the second clime.
And as we lingered here we beheld
New torments, but none so cruel was e'er encountered
As Caesar, who as of old never left his prey,
Or Geometry, who harshly treats his foes by twisting
Brains with his weapons of lines and angles 5
Almighty Justice! Wherefore doth faults of ours bring us to this?
But before this question from our lips had gone,
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Ambition faintly called us from these infernal regions
To the fairer world, and heedless of all else we,
With Ambition climbed, until from that height
We viewed the beautiful lights of heaven,
And issuing from that fearful cave
We again beheld the stars.
Pugatorio qThird Yearj.
New by an open pathway we proceed, r
With light hearts from that second year,
Well pleased to leave so cruel a sea behind.
llear, O ye hallowed Juniors! for in your train we follow?
HAIL me! O Juniors! O Juniors! 'l loud exclaimed
Miss Wolfcnbarger in accents hoarse of wild alarm,
"Another year of shattered nerves, Ah me!"
Almighty Justice! in what store thou -heap 'st
New pains, new troubles, as I here behold.
And we kind Juniors, whom no event surprised, thus speak-
'4Let not thy fear harm thee, be sure
None worse than flying paper wads or giggles loud and coarse
Before thy hallowed way perchance shall fallf'
Paradisio fFourth Yearj.
At last Ambition leads us to our longed for goal,
And there before the entrance gate we see
Miss Peckham, by whose might all things are moved.
When she, who saw us clearly as ourselves,
To calm our troubled minds before we ask'd,
Open'd her lips and gracious thus began :-
"To you who are following Ambition so faithfully
Pass on within the Seni.or's gate
And to our pink tea, take thy fill!"
And there before us as we leave the Senior's Paradise
We see upon the great horizon, shining
In an ever glowing light,
The promise Ambition sends to every one
VVho faithfully followed her, the gift-SUCCESS.
And hand in hand up the path of light and truth
Ambition and Success shall lead the Seniors on.
A iJHe1n'5 Glalling
, BY LLOYD JOHNSON, '16
'Y Y faith in class mottoes is wavering. 'Follow the call of
your talents and win.' Rats! VVe follow our talents and
they have led us to the solid side of a break-beam. I tell
yuh, bo, if I ever-"
UAW shut up. We got here just as quick as the fellows
. riding on the cushions. We should worry. We 've got a
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college education and a job."
'karl' ' They were two college men setting out in life. Both had
rich and illustrious families, both had burst the traditions of their
ancestors, and both were outcasas. John Henry wanted to be an art-
ist , his father manufactured bottles. Charlie Reason wants to follow
the stage, his father packed hogs. At present their cash assets were
25c, their prospects-a job on a place near the edge of San Jose.
They were walking out to work one sunny morn when a man, hat-
less, coatless, and breathless, rushed around a corner closely pursued
by a villainous looking individual with an ax. The man ahead stumbled.
He turned to ward the blow. The ax fell very softly on the old man 's
head. A man in loud checks blustered up to the man with the ax.
"Rotten, rotten," he fumed. "Get your grandma to teach you how
to act. You act like a Sunday school picnic or a--" 'Twas then
that Charles got his big idea. "John, give me your vest and pants, I
have a great idea."
"It's great, all right, but it ainlt practical right here, and besides
they're the only decent clothes I've got."
"Come away to the Hotel de Hobo and shut up, sweetest," mur-
mured Charlie, "Ilm going to get a shave and a shine with our quar-
An hour later the noisy director in yellow checks was accosted by
a neatlydressed, well groomed young fellow, who asked for a job.
The applicant answered all questions satisfactorily and without con-
fusion until asked for his card. He fumbled a while and finally found a
card case in the borrowed vest. The manager looked at the paste-
board. "Mr, Henry," he said, UI'm going to give you a chance."
Charlie gasped. He had given John Henry's card! But it was too
late now. "
"Mr. Henry," said the manager, "meet Phillis Mercer, our young
star." Charlie forgot hisname. He was meeting the -most charming
lady in the world. He never saw such eyes. Such a voice-he was
dizzily in love just that quick.
A tacky individual with a hat well settled over his eyes rose from
behind the fence and slipped away without the manager's knowledge.
The figure hugged itself delightly. It was the real John Henry re-
joicing for his friend's success.
SF is 1? if
The gardening job was hard work. The place was all run down
and a swell house party was due in a week. By a supreme eiort John
Henry had the place all ready. The owner was pleased, pleased an
extra S55 worth, which is a very substantial commendation.
The guests were due and John Henry wandered about the trim
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walks enjoying the contemplation of his labor. He thought of his
family and how they would be pleased by this trifling success. He
thought of her. How he longed to gather Worldly trophies and lay
them on her shrine! It was such a night as this that they became
engaged. What joy it would be to meet her now and tell her of his
first success. The guests were alighting from the autos. Hark! Was
that Belle Sunset! Was that her voice, her laugh! Yes!
The contemplated hero ran for the bushes
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Several days followed. Days of stealth and reconnoiter for John
Henry, the gardener, days of bold assault and victory for bogus John
Henry, the Movie Hero.
One morning the real John Henry went to the gate for the paper.
Rounding some shrubs he was nearly caught. She stood before him.
His first impulse was to speak. Then he saw that she had not seen
him. She was walking, head down, reading. In an instant he stepped
behind a palm, and gazed on her unobserved. The sunshine, the dew,
the green sod, the pink morning gown, and the San Jose Mercury made
a marvelous picture. The beautiful girl should have been all radi-
ance, but she crushed the paper fiercely and flung it from her. She
choke back her tears' and hurried to the house. The instant that she
was gone John had the paper. Had her father failed? Was a dear
friend dead? Had-may the furies fly away with that man Charles
Reason? The heading read:- '
STARS TO UNITE
Engagement of John Henry to Society Girl Made Known.
At a pretty luncheon yesterday afternoon the engagement was
announced of John Henry of the Stanford to Phyllis Mercer of San
Jose Film Company. The couple meeti.
I-Ie didn't wait to finish. He started for that "John Henry of
Stanford" hades bent for election. He found Charlie sitting on the
steps holding his head. His misery was so evident that instead of
pulling the ''villain-out-of-my-sight'' stunt John merely said:
KCharles Reason, explain yourself."
"I tried to, but she wouldnlt let me. That damn manager told
her that John Henry was engaged to Belle Sunset, and when I tried
to explain that I wasn't John Henry nobody would listen and I was
fired and she shut the door in my face and called me a double-eyed
villain. She heard that Belle Sunset is in town and she 's gone to see
her and file a breach of promise suit and tell her folks and spill the
beans generally. Holy Hoses! Here they come now!"
HOh! Jennie dear,'! giggled Phyllis, "she showed me her John
Henry 's picture and it wasn't you. I nearly died. Oh! Oh! Oh!',
3? if 5? fi?
"Say, Charlie, you old villain,H said the real John Henry. i'Iiet's
follow our talents. Go home and make sausage and bottles and settle
down and get married, huh!"
'fWell, you can go home to get married if you want to," said the
bogus John Henry, 'ibut l know a good honest Justice of the Peace
right around the corner that Phyllis and I are going to patronize."
i'Let's go with them Belle, and-." '
Miss Sunset answered with a smile.
"'Wait, Charlie, not so fast," called John Henry, "Belle and I are
Eiram at Thr Zliair
BY H L. M., '15, and J. G. N., '16
QWQQ, O- we need describe him ?--"Hiram at the Fair"-I'm sure
M3 Q our readers can picture him to a "ha1rl'.
Hiram Snuthers lived-well-ditto, as above.-Any-
way-to our story-Old Hi 's organ of curiosity, gained
control over his sense of propriety, so, drawing half of
his bank account, he deposited it in the pocket of his sea
green, swallow-tail, gathered some-h'm-unmentiona-
1-M bles, thrusting them into a bag made of brown burlap and
set forth for the "Fair", while his fond wife, shed oceans of tears.
After a few minor adventures on the train en route, Hiram set
fair foot on the city of the Golden Gate. Hiram 's nose, tilted at a pre-
carious angle, pointing heavenward, suddenly detected the nauseating
smell of burning gasoline,,so loweringhis countenance, he observed an
automobile-pardon me-a Ford, shedding a year's collection of gaso-
Coming closer he noticed a sign pasted on the windshield-1Oc to
the Exposition. Hm-thot Hiram, this must be a Jitney-like Squire
South told my wife about. f'Ten cents!" he exclaimed aloud. 'tWhat
a charge, I wonder if I kain't walkf'
While debating this ponderous question the Jitney in question was
filled with half dozen highly-flown young women. As Hiram 's eyes
roved back to the Jitney, they proceeded to rival a glass of cham-
pagne, in other words, they sparkled. -
"Hm! now that is different. I giss ten cents ain't so much after
all. I giss I'll ridef'
So he hiked over to the machine, climbed aboard, and settled him-
self in the back seat between two of the fairest "queens" he'd ever
seen. He was the center of interest as the machine rattled on its way
to the fair. The "queens" were wise 5-is it ever possible that a typi-
cal farmer "comes to townl' without a bunch of cash in his jeans?
They promised him a good time! Did he get it? Well I guess!!
He preambulated from the Van Ness Ave. entrance .to Chirardelli's
factory and back again on the opposite side.
He bowled the t'Bowls of Joy',, was literally dragged away from
the "Diving Girlsu, scored 10 in twenty games of Skee Ball, and-
well, when he finished his "stroll", his pocket in his sea-green, swal-
low-tail, was one hundred and fifty dollars shy, together with his
With a few malevolent exclamations regarding girls, he threaded
his way thru the vast throng of joy-seeker's. who laughed, giggled,
and talked as if there were not a care in the world. This feeling of
optimism was soon inoculated into old Hiram and inside of ten minutes
he was winking at every "dame" he saw,--the term he used.
'tWonder if I ain't got a nickel left," he soliloquized. He dili-
genttly searched his faithful swallow-tail, his jeans and then his 1890
What was that? It was hard! Was it-if It can 't be! Ah, yes, it
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was-a dime! Out came the piece of silver while Hi 's massive paw
clutched it desperately, miserly.
"Now, l'll take in 'Captain,' that trick hoss. Gosh dang them
girls, I wish theyid let go in when l was-of yes-flush. But gol darn
them,-theyyre wasn't no fun in there. No! of course not."e
S0011 Hiram found himself in front of "Captains" hangout. Sur-
rendering his dime, with a wink thrown in, to the lady in the glass
cage, he received his admission ticket and a snub. Tilting his nose an
inch higher, showing his independence, he passed from the young
lady's eyes and entered the abode of L'Captain, The World Famous
Trick Horsen. He deposited his "farmatorical" being on one of the
When the performance was half over and the Hhorse sense" of
old Hiram was considerably enlarged, a young man entered the aisle
in which he was seated. As the seat next to "our hero" was vacant,
the man heretofore mentioned, sat down in the aforesaid empty seat.
Three or four times the stranger gazed at Hi, his brow register-
ing a puzzled expression. Finally, as if to settle his perturbance, he
turned to Hiram and broke out:
"I say, my dear friend, didn't l meet you in San Jose last year?
No? Well, well, 'I thought your name was Thomas Morton. You look
just like him and you know Tom Morton was a fine fellew-never
knew a better sort--H
And so on, quickly striking up an acquaintance. At last he seemed
run down, evidence that his supply of "blarney" was exhausted. As
the two men, Hiram and 'fLip', McCarty, resumed their gaze on the
abilities of "Captain", each smoking' a cigar of "Lip', McCarty's, the
latter said casually:
"Some horse, that, ain't it? Never saw the like of him. lt cost
me a thousand bones to get him out here for the Fair,-and then T
didn it get him here for more ln a week after the Fair Hopenedw.
This was said in quiet and indifferent. by the way, tone, but its
force on Hiram was tremendous. He moved his mouth in queer, giras-
copic girations, as if he were trying to shift a quid of tobacco to a more
convenient spot. At last his words poured forth:
"You! Say T reckon you kain't fool me, no sir, by golly. You don 't
own that hoss, l reckon not."
Lip laughed good-naturedly.
"Your right in a way. l don 't own the horse, but Fm manager
of the proposition. I guess it does seem queer to get acquainted with
the manager in this manner, but its straight stuff."
"Well, maybee your him, but T ain't agonna gamble that you are."
4fWell," said McCarty, as his mouth parted in a diffident grin,
"I guess it doesn't matter."
Ten minutes elapsed between the farmer and the manager, while
f'Captain" offered some of his amazing tricks to the packed house.
"Too bad that somebody can 't share that money the horse is mak-
ing," McCarty soliloquized. f'His owner gets the whole pile. Too had
too, that l don't get a salary, or T'd take the remaining eight hundred
shares at a dollar apiece. Fine chance for someone to make a safe and
sure investment. Say," he exclaimed, as if some bright idea struck
him, HT don't see why you shouldn't be able to make a pile on the
animal. Why can 't you? You can make more money-"
HIRAM AT THE FAIR 55
For fifteen minutes he kept going--fast and steady-like the Jit-
ney Hiram had ridden in. He plied the farmer with assurances, guar-
antees, and promises, while the latter acted interested.
At the end of the parley the Hmanagern wound up with:
" Well, what do you think of it? A sure proposition, ain,t it?"
After a few minutes deliberation, Hiram said, as his eyes lighted
'4Yep, a crack good chance, and you want a dollar apiece?"
. "That's it, my friend, and here are the shares, already for you,"
as he displayed a package containing four or five papers, each record-
ing shares enough to total eight hundred.
Hiram puckered his mouth in serious deliberation and then said:
'tWell, you see, I've a check for one thousand dollars made out to
me by Squire Logan, and seein? as l've busted all my money, lill tell
you what l'll do. You give me two hundred in cash, so l can have a
good time on that, and give me the shares, andl'll give you the checkf'
After a few minutes speculation, t'Lip" McCarty said: "All right!
It's a go!"
Hiram Snuthers produced his check, while "Lip'l McCarty dug
for two hundred, cash.
The exchange was made,-after "Lip" McCarty had satisfied
himself that the check was genuine.
As the show was being repeated for those who had come in late,
the two parted company, but not until 4'Lip" had instructed Hiram
to be present at the director's meeting a month hence, when dividends
would be made.
When Hi found himself separated from the 'tmanageru something
seemed to seize him. His green swallow--tail seemed to inflate and
deflate as peal after peal of laughter took possession of him. For ten
minutes he was a concession himself, and could have made a paying
investment out of it. At last his vocal chords cooled off and he splut-
"The check-the gol darned fool-the check was no good. T guess
ltve teached that sharker a lesson."
BY LLEWELLYN A. WILCOX
f' T is not what I say
,jj That e'er will make me great or give me power
Nor dreams I dream at play,
For dreams are mists that vanish in an hour.
'Tis not the hopeful thought
That Fame will come to me at my own call,'
Hopes unfuwlled are naught,-
Built on the sands, the house will surely fall
But it is what I do,
In climbing toward 'the goal I would attain
That will my soul imbue
With strength and courage my ideal to gain.
Ambition and success
Go hand in hand to those of steady heart,
To prosper and to blessg
g For God helps those who do themselves their part.
, Born October 14, 1896
Died .lanuary 5, 1914
Member of Mountain View High School
Class of June, 1915
Edward Thompson Johnson
Born February 6, 1859
Died April 28, 1915
For five years
a Trustee of the Mountain View
HARRIET L. MINTON MARIE GARLIEPP
JACK G. NORTH, JR,
LILA OHMERT ' DONALD .LQMORK
ESTHER FRAZER ALVA COOPER
MARGARET DECHMAN FRANCIS B. WOLFENBERGER
HP iihitufn Ifauingn
Elm, sinh Cfrag Staff
Editor-in-Chief .. .......................................,,,.................,.,.... Thos. Kleckner
Assistant Editor ...,.,...,,.................... ,................., E Sther FI'3.Z6I'
Second Assistant Editor ..............,.. .........,.....,........... A lva Cooper
Society and Organizations ....,....... ........... H arriet L. Minton
Girlis Athletics .A.,........,....,, ..,,.t,.....,. .....,...,........ ll I argaret Dechman
Historian ...........,,... .....,, ...............................i...... M a rie Garliepp
Art Critic ,,.....,............ ,........... F rances B. Wolfenberger
Alumni .............................................................,..,..........................,....... Lila Ohmert
Business Manager ......,,,..,....,......,i.i....,...................... Jack G. North Jr.
Assistant Business Manager ......i........i...............,,... Donald J. Mork
N the editorial columns of nearly every newspaper, magazine, or
pamphlet one finds praises and condemnations of politicians, pub-
lic men, and political issues, lines aiming to justify any actions
committed by the paper which have been criticized by the public or
by individuals, and either sarcastic or direct uncomplimentary re-
marks for the benefit of the paper 's bitterest enemies. As we are not
particularly interested in politics, public men, or political issues at
this particular moment, have not, to our knowledge, been severely
criticized and are at odds with no one we shall devote our energies
toward other ends than these. But iirst we wish to thank all who have
helped to make this paper what it is. To all others-we say that it is
our best. More we could not have done. Take it or reject it-but
hold-reject it not so soon, lose not your self control, for it is of CON-
TROL that we mean to speak. Here goes.
At nearly every public gathering we find the person who chews
gum as whole heartedly as if his very life depended upon it. There is
hardly a station platform in the United States that hasn't, at some
time or oher, been subject to an unusual wear due to the pacings of
impatient travelers. We hold no soft spots in our hearts for the man
who viciously chews his finger nails or rolls his cigar in his mouth.
And by no means can be be endeared to the man who is continually
figiting. There are few who have not experienced the discomfiture
of sitting next to the urchin who disturbs a meeting and of being the
center of the scowls of disapproval which the more "nervous'l ones
of the audience do not hesitate to bestow upon you. The foregoing
are a few examples of "nervous" specimens whom we meet in our
every day life. Are they to be pitied or condemned?
Perhaps you think that the man who is incessantly figiting during
a lecture should be tar-an'-feathered. Why? Perhaps he doesn't
make a sound while he squirms. Yet you are inclined to feel annoyed
Wliy.? Do you forget him and absorb the lecture? or do you attempt
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to embarrass him by turning to scowl and, in so doing, disturb your
neighbor? Suppose that you do the latter. Then you, too, according
to our diagnosis, are a victim to "nervousness".
Suppose that your neighbor is also affected by the malady. Your
marked discomiiture will quickly deter his attention from the lecture
and within three minutes every person within a radius of five seats
who is at all inclined to be nervous will be centering his attention on
the object which annoys him.
Look at their faces. Are they happy looking? Are their faces
free from beauty destroying wrinkles which their scowls furrow in
their foreheads? No? Well, is it simply a coincidence that the faces
of those who are annoyed are wrinkled, covered with liver spots and,
in every way, reflect ill health? NO. Emphatically, NO. Each and
every one of them is actually made unhealthy by the effect made on
their systems by constant annoyance. To put it in their own words
they are "of a nervous temperamentn. To put it in plain truth they
are lacking that which is the most essential to health, happiness and
power--Self control. To govern many one must first be capable of gov-
Of all the disagreeable people who inhabit this earth the ones who
are continually complaining of Hnervousnessw are the worst. They
complain as if it were a bodily ailment. It is, in a certain sense, but
the bodily ailment is not nervousness but is one or more of various
troubles which are the results of nervousness. In fact, a person so
affected is suffering from an all around physical breakdown caused by
the lack of self control.
A 'tnervousn person is not lovable because he or she is bound
to be disagreeable and unhealthy. Such a person is unoleslrable
as a representative of a body of people because he is subject to sudden
fits of anger-will say things which afterwards, when less nervous,
he will regret. Such a person is not a good sluclont, because he
is unable to concentrate. Such a person is unfit for leadership, because
one who cannot control himself cannot control others. A man who
is a "bunch of nervesl' would be one of the most envied men of the
world if he were only able to CONTROL every fiber of that so-called
"bunch of nerves".
If you will be loving, lovable, popular, and a leader among men you
mast develop SELF CONTROL. After that will follow hcalllz., happi-
ness, power, i'actffuZ'noss, and wisdom.
M Q K J
ltvarh Eli? is
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Mountain View, California, June 24, 1915.
Dear Charlotte: .
Of course you have been having a grand time this year at Oberlin.
But do you remember four years ago when you were a Senior at Moun-
tain View High School and I was a Freshman? Oh, how we "poor
little lambs" were abused! But now, at last, we are the Seniors and
can tease the Freshies and have all the fine times that you were always
crowing about. Although we Callyt resist the temptation of having
some fun with them, we really have treated them very nicely. On the
evening of September 24 we had the Freshman Reception, and initiated
them into our ways and means. We had an awfully good time. Chliss
Ward says that we mustn't say Hawfullyl'-but ill want to anywayj.
We received them in the Assembly Hall. After a short programme we
played games, danced, had refresmments and in between acts made
life miserable for the Freshies. .I am sure we initiated them well, for
the little green things are thriving wonderfully.
But one of the best times we had this year was at the Junior-
Senior Reception, held on January 15, in the Domestice Science
Building. The rooms were cozy and very prettily decorated. The
Juniors had some very entertaining games planned, which went off
splendidly. You should have been there to see Mr. Zahn play "Musical
Marblesw. l laughed until l was almost sick. He handled the marbles
like a cat handles hot coals. Of course we had good Heats", for that
is understood when the Juniors entertain.
On June 5 the Glee Club gave an operetta entitled "Polished Peb-
bles l " It was a Hhowlingn success, everyone taking his part well.
I- suppose you remember Tom Kleckner as a little bashful Fresh-
man who was afraid to look at any one, donit you? What do you
think he has done? He wrote the Senior play himself and it is simply
fine! NVe gave the play June 17 and it was a great success. lt was
called t'Papa Percyw. Here 'is a synopsis and the cast ol? characters.
Cast of Characters.
Godfrey Hampton, Captain of the Shady Glen Police ............ Donald Mork
Colonel Hampton, Godfreyls father, with whom he can never agree
Lemual Wilkins, Keeper of the Shady Glen Rooming House ......,...........
Mrs. Mable Baxter, Sister of Lemual. She has a perfect mania for
adopting children ........................................................,,.,................,..,,............ Alva COOPCI'
Susanna Wilkens, Wife to Lemual. HShe has an eye on Leniualf'
Constance Hampton, Daughter to the Colonel. She inherits her
fathers temper ......,...,........................,......,..........,.......................,.....,........ Marie Garlicpp
Ilazel Hampton, the Colonells niece, whom' he has adopted ..................
Lord Percival Montgomery Piermont, an English Dude in love
with Hazel ................................................,................................l...............,...l.......... Victor Davis
Robert Wilkens, Son to Lemuel. He gives his father reason to be
proud .......................................,,..................,...........,.........,........l.........,................ Fred Garliepp
Mrs. Earl Landcaster, a Sacramento society woman ............ Helen Horten
Miss Menerva McDer1nitt, President of the Society for the Build-
ing of State Orphan Asylums .,..............,,...... ......................................... L ila Ohmcrt
'LMugsy,' McGraw, an Officer of Shady Glen .............................. Angelo Semino
Beatrice Williens, Adopted daughter of Lemualis. She is "sweet
111nocent and LOVEABLE .....,,..,,,........................,,............................ Harriet Minton
ACT I, SCENE l.
l n the Colonel 's room in Lemual's rooming house. Early morning.
SCENE Il. P
On the lawn in front of the rooming house, the next morning.
ACT H, SCENE I.
ln the parlor of the rooming house-that evening.
Same. The next morning.
fln the Shady Court House-that afternoon.
All this year we have been having dancing classes with Miss
Cadwell, one of the Grammar School teachers, as instructor. Miss
Ward and Miss Peckham organized the class and we certainly appre-
ciate their efforts. One thing that made the dances do nice was the fact
that only the High School teachers, the pupils and their parents were
Please write, and tell me all about your good times at college.
Hoping to see you at Oberlin next year, T remain
Your loving chum,
HARRIET L. MINTON.
EDITH OLIVER ELSIE BAKER
HAROLD MOORE ALMA HALL
BY HARRIET L. MINTON
HE Student Body is the largest organization of the High
I School. It consists of all the High School pupils, but only
those who pay their dues of fifty cents a semester are al-
lowed to vote at the meetings, which are held for the purpose
of governing school activities. The oftieers for the last semester were:
President ...,,,..... .,...,................................................... D onald McKean.
Vice-President ,,,,,,...,,,,i,,,,,,i,,,,,,.., ,....,,i....,.. . .Edith Oliver.
Second Vice-President ...... .................. A lma Hall.
Secretary ,,,,..,,,,.,,,,,,.,,4,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .,............ E lsie Baker.
Treasurer ,,.......,,.i.,............,,,... .... . ........ E lton Gerrells.
Sergeant-at-Arms .......,......,...............,.....t...,.,...,....... Harold MO0I'e.
The Agricultural Club was founded a year ago last semester, and
this school year it was continued with an increased interest and mem-
bership, caused principally by the fact that the boys who raised a
competition crop last year were rewarded with a free trip to the Uni-
versity Farm at Davis, where they were royally entertained and
shown the workings of a modern farm.
This year the contest crop is to be potatoes. Prof. Allen of U. C.
visited the school late last fall to find out whether the boys would
raise a competition crop or not. He suggested potatoes, and the sug-
gestion was acted upon, a quarter of an acre being elected to be a
large enough plot to plant. To be in the running for the prize, each
must plant this amount and must do a large part of the work himself.
He may have help in plowing, fertilizing, weighing, and hauling his
crop. An accurate account of all work and expenditures must be kept
and a record blank filled out after the crops are harvested and sold.
Two disinterested persons measure each plot and certify that the
amount of potatoes raised is correct and that the plot is measured cor-
Interest in these competition crops which are raised throughout
the state is not confined to each local club and community, but the
reports that the boys fill out are sent to the United States Department
of Agriculture, which is interested in starting boys in farm work.
The potatoes are up and doing nicely, thank you.
The Glee Club has been doing good Work this year under the ex-
cellent leadership of Mr. F. F. Jeffers of San Jose. On June 5 they
presented an operetta entitled "Polished Pebbles". Although short,
it was very well rendered and appreciated by a large audience.
The operetta "Polished Pebbles" opens with a "chorus welcome."
As the chorus finishes, Charlotte Ranney, singing soprano, presents
herself to the audience in the role of 4'Mrs. Gabblefl
66 BLUE AND GRAY
As the play proceeds HRosalie,', the Hgemil of the operetta, other-
wise Margaret Dechman Qsopranoj, hires an old negro, "Uncle Joen,
Jack North Cbaritonej, to assist her with the chores, taking the place
of the hired man who had just left. "Mrs, O'Brien", Lucile St. John
Qmezzoj, who has just returned from Europe with her two daughters,
f'Winifred" QHarriet Mintonj and '4Millicent" QElsie Bakerj, who
are nicknamed i'Polished Pebbles" by Mrs. Gabble, insists that the
"colored person" go. Rosalie, though she likes Uncle Joe, is there-
by forced to bid his dismissal. The end of the first act finishes with a
little poem which "one of the boys" reads, informing the assembled
f'family" and chorus that "the negro you had working for you was
only a painted up sham." At this news, all present are dismayed and
Mrs. O'Brien faints from the realization.
The second act opens with a chorus of milkmaids and hoeing boys,
after which Uncle Bob Hcomes home" after a prolonged visit. During
the act Mrs. Gabble informs her listeners that she has discovered the-
name of the supposed negro. All clamor to hear her secret, and after
asking Uncle Bob ls permission informs them that it was their Uncle
Bob himself. Mrs. O7Brien, Winnie and Millie are staggered at the
news. Uncle Bob refuses to forgive them for their unhospitable treat-
ment of Rosalie, his adopted daughter. Rosalie, however, the true
"gem", entreats Uncle Bob to forgive her Aunt and cousins, who are
Hcuredf' The old gentleman finally does, and then announces that
Rosalie will accompany him on a trip thru Europe.
The oiificers of the Glee Club for this year were:
Director ........................................................................ Mr. F. F. Jeffers.
President ....................,................................................... Harriet Minton.
Vice-President ................................... ......................,... E lsie Baker.
,Secretary and Treasurer ........ ........... C harlotte Ranney.
Librarian ....................,..............,.................................... Lucile St. John.
Interest in debating has steadily increased since we entered the
Debating League, three years ago. The regular Debating Club was
not continued this year, but there is no less interest than has been shown
other years. '
Victor Davis was manager the first semester and Esther Frazer
The iirst debate was with San Jose on December 12, 1914. The
question was: "Resolved, that cities should own and operate their
own street railways." Charlotte Ranney and Victor Davis were on the
aiiirmative with Donald McKean as alterna.te. Lloyd Johnson and
Mildred Holmes took the negative, with Elsworth Coen as alternate.
The second debate was with Redwood on May 16, 1915. "Re-
solved, that California should substitute life imprisonment for capital
punishmentf, was the question. Charlotte Ranney and Esther Frazer
took the affirmative and Elsworth Trulson was the alternate Victor
Davis and Mildred Holmes took the negative with Donald Mork as
Mountain View lost both debates by a small score, thereby losing
the cup which was won last year. However, there is a bright prospect
for debating, and we will hope that next year 's team will Win it back.
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BY DONALD MORK
THLETICS form an important part of High School life. Every-
one that enters some form of athletics is always glad that he
did so. Schools are known and respected by their athletes.
Mountain View has in the past been noted for its athletes and
still claims good, clean sportsmen who play for the spirit of the game.
After a year's cessation football was again revived. About
thirty-five fellows, practically all new material, signed up last fall
and with Ernest Rankin as captain we turned out as good a team as
could be expected. lt was the enjoyment that everyone got out of
playing that made football worth while. The following games were
M. V. vs. Santa Clara, 8-5.
M. V. vs. St. Matthews, 0-52.
M. V. vs. Santa Clara, 5-8.
M. V. vs. Palo Alto, 0-42.
M. V. vs. Alumni, 3-9.
This is our second year at basketball, tho football took up most
of the time our boys managed to practice and did credit to themselves.
The alumni were not as successful here as in football and were de-
feated by 14-8. Following is a list of the games played:
M. V. vs. Redwood, 8-19.
M. V. vs. Campbell, 18-52.
M. V. vs. San Mateo, 18-32.
M. V. vs. Santa Clara, 24-34.
Left to Right Standing-MCKEAN, THOMPSON,
GERRELLS, Capt.g ROGERS, Coach.
Sitting-SMITH, M. NORTH, J. NORTH, Mgr.,
We Were more successful in baseball this year than last and after
several hard fought games ranked second in the l. A. U. As most of
the players will be in school next year we have a good chance of stand-
ing first at the end of next year's season. The following league and
practice games were played:
M. V. vs. Campbell, 0-9.
M. V. vs. Los Gatos, 11-9.
M. V. vs. San Jose, O-13.
M. V. vs. Montezuma, 14-4.
Left to Right, Stiilldiflg--LICIQEAN, Mgxzg SMITH,
J. NORTH, Capt.g MOORE, ROGERS, Coach.
Sitting-SEMINO, BRISBET, CARRINGTON, HUFF,
The tennis enthusiasts showed up in time to send a team to the 1. A.
U. tournament. Tho defeated the score was so close that they were
amply justified in playing.
Interest i11 track and field sports was sadly lacking this year.
Mountain View did not compete with any outside schools, but was
contented with the annual interclass meet in which a great deal of
class spirit was shown.
HOLMES, OLIVER, FRAZER, Capt.g GARLIEPP, Mgr., CooPER, REGL1
Girls, basket ball this year has not been what it has been in for-
mer years on account of the Weather and the Work being none on the
grounds, which have made it impossible for the girls to practice Very
much, although during the first part of the year they played a few
very good games. The only league game that they played was with
Campbell, our girls winning by the large score of 90-1. They were
scheduled for a game with Morgan Hill, but Morgan Hill forfeited the
game. Two practice games were played, one with San Mateo, which
our girls won by a score of 8-6, and one with San Jose, which San Jose
won by a score of 35-. On Thanksgiving day a game was played with
the Alumni team, the Alumni winning by a score of 15-13.
mlm I-lame 611112 Ifiefnrv
BY LILA OHMERT
Edward Green, Teacher .....w.............................,...... ..........- A I'l111gtO11, WHSl1
Alice Whittemore, Teacher ..........,.,........................A......, ...,.......... ll T011I1'D3iI1 Viell'
Mrs. S. V. Addatto Knee Edna Higginsl ......... ........................... S HH Jose
Louis Wagiier, Employee in Drug Store ...A........ ,.,. . .,....................... ll lountain View
John Bubb, Employee Yuba Construction Co .............l............................. llfI1Ch1g?L11
Rosa Sturla, Teacher .....w...........,...................l...,.............A....,................................ San FI'aDCiSCO
Willard Ayer, Employee in Great Western Power Co ...,...........,......... Oakland
Mrs. R. K. Barry Cnee Ruby Trubsechenkl ..................A......................, Sacramento
Mrs. Totman Cnee Cushingl .................................. ...........,.. R i0 Vista
Charles Atkins, Principal ,........l.........,............... .........................,.................,.... 0 lefllldel'
Claude Shull, Teacher ....,........................,.,.......,,................... Berren Spring, Michigan
William Goodwin, Teaching in Polytechnic High School ...... Los Angeles
Mrs. C. Newman Qnee Alice Hillj .,.......................................................... Mountain View
Mrs. O. Tait Cnee Alice Chapmanj ................................,........................ Mountain View
Max Ish, with Palo Alto Hardware Co ..............,.............................,..........,.... Palo Alto
Adeline Chapman, Art Teaiher .................,.,,,.............. Lancaster, Massachusetts
Barbara Knox, Teaching Music ........,,...............,.................................,..........,, Washington
William Garliepp, Student Stanford University .........,........ Mountain View
Henrietta Bar, at home ............,..,.....,.........,.,....,...............................,............. Mountain View
Rosa Baker, Teacher ...............................................,..,..... ,,............ M ountain View
Albert Dixon, Student Medical College ......,,.. ................, L oma Linda
Jennie Cushing, Teacher ........................,........,................,..........................,.,......,......... San Jose
Mary Eastwood, Teacher .,....................................,..........................,............ Mountain View
Roy Frick, Employed by District Attorney Free ..............,... Mountain View
Mrs. E. Adams Cnee Agnes Urbanj ........,.....,..................................,............................ Ukiah
Mariam Burton, Teaching Music at College of Pacific .................. Sunnyvale
John Sinz, Employee of U. S, Steel Co ..,,,.........................,................. San Francisco
Mrs. L. Dixon Cnee Ysabel Mortonj ................... .......,...... M ountain View
Mrs. E. Beall Cnee Electa Burkettl .........,........................,...........,...................... Mayfield
Natalie Macrum, taking Post Graduate Course at Stanford, Los Altos
Ethel Phelps, Teaching in a Mission School ........,,,................... Jaro, Philippines
Frank Herbert, Entomological Ranger ...................................,........................ Placerville
Mrs. C. Beal Cnee Helen Evansj ...........,,.....................................,..................... Palo Alto
Ewart Brightman, Salesman Aluminum Utensil Co .....,,...... San Francisco
Mrs. Edgar de Wolfe Mosher Cnee Fanny Distilj ...... Hilo, Hawwaiian ls.
Roscoe Duernberger, Graduated from Stanford University, Sunnyvale
Mrs. C. Hustler Cnee Catherine Dayj ,,,.....,....................,..............,.........,........ Sunnyvale
Irene Weber, Teacher .................,.............,.........,.,.........,,............................................ Bakersfield
Pearl True, Teacher ...,...........................,..................,............... ............. M ountain View
Dan Ames, Student University of California.
72 BLUE AND GRAY
Eva Newman, Graduate from Stanford,University .....,....
Mrs. L. Landis Cnee Helen Drakel ..........A.........................................
Frances Huntington, Student Stanford University
Martha Job, Graduate from Stanford University ..,..
Rudolph Swall, Employee Dudfield Lumber Co ...,....
Carrie Center, At Home .......,........................,.......................................
Leslile Morton, in Business in San Jose ........................ ...........
Joseph Urban, Student Stanford University .............. ........................ P alo Alto
Elizabeth Harcourt, Teacher ............................................. ............. 1 ..................... l Selvale
Joyce Colvin, At Home ...........,.,............................,,.,............. l........... ll lountain View
Joseph Pasaol, Ranching ......,.........,,,...............................,.......... ............ M ountain View
Ottilie Hoering, Student Stanford University ......... ...,..............l... S unllyvale
Bernard Mason, Ranching ..,..........,........................................... .................................. W illitts
'Delma Phelps .,.....,...,...............,,,..........,,.....,...,,.........,............,,.....................,......... Student Normal
Luro Rankin, Student University of Ill ..........,......................,....................
Raymond Frazer, Student University of California .........,.
Mrs. Edward A. Eversole Knee Bessie Gwartneyj ........,................................
Frann O'Connell, Graduate from Stanford University ,....
Annette Stewart, Teacher ...................,.............. ................. l Sooneville
Josephine Kelsey, Teacher ..........,.........,,,,...,.... ........,............ E tna Mills
Phoebe Cook, Teacher ........,..,...................................... ........... S an Francisco
Dorothy Norris, With an Insurance Co ..........., ............ S an Francisco
Louise Hobart, At Home ...........,........................,,...,,.,....... ..........,.............,.... L os Altos
Charles Moore, in Moore 's Furniture Store ...,.., ...,.........
Mrs. Charles Moore Cnee Minnie Rowlesj .................. .....,.......
Ruth Booher, At Home ,.........,............ .....,... ,..............,.......,...............,..,............ ll I ountain View
Lorna Donaldson, Student Stanford University ,,,................................. Palo Alto
Raymond Mosher, Teaching Music at San Jose Normal
Waunita Watts, Nurse ..,..................,,..............,..................,...........,..............
Alioe Roberts, Employee Pacific Press ,....,..,...... .,.,........
Henriette Drake, Worliing in Palo Alto .......,...... ............
V ina Goodwin, At Home ..........,....,.............,......,,........... ..........,.............. S an Jose
Edith Hagerty, Student Normal .,,,................... ............. ll Iountain View
Ariie Corbet, At Home ......,........,.......... ............. M ountain View
Edith Houseman, Milliner ........... ............. ll lountain View
Rilda Skinner, At Home ....... ..........................,. L os Altos
Goldie Kensler, At Home .,......,..,............................,...,........... ..........,, ll Iountain View
Ciara Hagerty, At Home ...............................,...........................,.....,..,......... Mountain View
Kenneth Slater, Principal of Grammar School ...............,... I ........,. Hainmonton
LeRoy Morton, Ranching .,................................................,..,....... ............ M ountain View
Blanche Butler, Witli Morse Seed Co., ...................... ............ S an Francisco
MPS- W. T. Boag Cnee Alice Barnesb ...,..,. ............ S an Francisco
Marguerite Moore, At Home ...................
Ehce Eastwood, Student Normal ........
Ada Wyman, Student Normal .......
H6116 Setzer, Student Normal ............ ..........,...........,..., S unnyvale
Edna Freeman, Student Normal ..........................................................,.... Mountain View
Mary Logue, Student Normal ............................,,..,.........................,.......... Mountain View
Reginald Harcourt, Attending Business College in San
THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE
Emma Millett, Student College of the Pacific .............. ........... lv lountain View
Etta Dyer, Student Normal ,.............,. .......,..,.............................
Ernest Loucks, Student Stanford University ...................A.......... Mountain View
Clarence Kensler, Ranehing ...........................,,.......,....................,.,........
Alice Pearson, Bookeeping for Pearson Sz Co., .,......
Naomi Booher, Student Normal .......,...............................
Alfred Martel ...................,,......................,,............,....,,...........,....,,.....A.,.....
Ethel Emerson, Student Stanford University .....,..................... Mountain View
Esther Booher, Milliner .........i......,.,........................,.........,...,,.,...............ii....,. Mountain
Gladys Rogers, Working in her father is store in Los Altos .........,..............
Graden Poppleton, Employed in Electric Co. ........... .............. P ortland, Ore.
Glenmore Poppleton, Ranching ......,...,,,i.......,................,... .,..,..... ll fountain View
Edith Link, Student Normal ................,....,,.... .......... lv Iountain View
Alioe Toft, Student Normal ..,.,.A,,....,,,,,,.,...,,.,,...,.,A,,... ........... M ountain View
Leslie Frazer ..........................,..,,.,.,.,...,,....,,.A,..,.,.,,,.,,,,,..,.,,....,........... .........,......... S unnyvale
Harold Wright, Working in San Francisco.
Lola Brown, Student Normal .,............,......,,,.,,,,,.....,.,....,.,...........,.........,.. Mountain View
Beulah Kaegey .....................,....................,...........,,,.,,.,.,.,.,,...,.i..,....................................,,....ii.. San Jose
Fannie Razek, Attending I-Ieald's Business College ..,,,...,,., Mountain View
Florence Hoering, Student Normal .................................................................. Sunnyvale
Mrs. O. Brubaker Cnee Madeline Brownj .i.,,.......i....,.........................,.... Los Altos
lva Rogers, Student Normal ..................,.,,,.....,.............,... ........... M ountain View
Leona Armstrong, Student Normal i,,,..............., .,....,... lv fountain View
Rntll Drake, At Home ...., ..............,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,....,,, ,....,............................... ll I ountain View
Grace McConnell, A
t Home ....,...........,....,.,.....,.,...........................i.........,.............. Santa Clara
JPQHGS Derlnotly, On Sugar Plantation ...A,....,.. Haiku, Maui, Terr. of Hawai
A1100 Hagerty, Student Normal .,....,.........,............................,,.......,..... Mountain View
Uhr Erarrtrh Karr
BY ALVIN BRUNHOFER, '17
HERE then, ah! Where shall a Freshman ever hide
To 'scape the burden of superior pride?
If to some noble Senior's side he strays,
Though somewhat shy he acts and due respect he pays,
His wretched self the Seniors thereupon reject,
He is deserted and his honor they neglect. V
If out of doors he speeds-what awaits him there?
He sees the ducking he must therein shareg
He finds the upper classmen all combined
To do him penance and exterminate his kindg
He suffers woes which others have endured,
By which they were supposed to have been "cured,"
There with angry face the Ifreshman comes to grief,
There amid the spray he shivers like a leaf.
BY MARIE GARLIEPP
I ESTERDAY5 Surely it was only yesterday that those
fad! 'W forty-five members of our class, in fear and trembling,
first crossed the threshold of the high school. But no,
it is really four years ago, to us it was yesterday.
Nor do we forget the greeting from the Upperclass-
men who, as usual, had their fun with the Freshies even
as did we during the years following, but on a whole
f We were kindly greeted and kindly treated.
The years that followed are replete with pleasant memories. Our
minds will even recall the parties, entertainments and good times we
Of course our class did not remain the same. We gained new
members who have become very dear to us, and have lost some who
found it necessary to remove from our locality and go to distant
places. Others left school and have gone into other lines of work.
Yet we have not entirely lost track of them, for occasionally we see
or hear from an absent member. '
But there is one from whom we are ever separated. On January
the fifth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, Walter Goodwin, one of the
most popular members of our class, met with an accident that proved
fatal. We shall always treasure his memory and think of him as we
knew him, a loving and dutiful student, a true friend, a gentleman in
every sense of the word.
To-day! The to-day that we have longed for and labored for,
that we have dreaded, has come. We have received our diplomas, but
do we know what they represent? To us they mean not only four
years of study and labor, but a great deal more They mean to many
parents four years of sacrifice. May they be not in vain. May the
hopes of those parents be fulfilled' as far as it in our power lies.
The partings have been made, and not without some sorrow. But
Hparting is such a sweet sorrow", for our class has been as one fam-
ily, each member sharing both joys and sorrows. No wonder, when the
family tie is broken, we feel a keen loss of those who have been our con-
We will all start on different paths to-morrow. To-day is over.
May the paths we take on the morrow, lead us all on the attainment
We know not what to-morrow holds for us, we are not seers, we
cannot tell. But let us also prepare ourselves each day, and so live to-
day, that for us to-morrow may hold no terrors or anxieties. But
should we feel discouraged or disheartened, or should we fail, let us
all remember that to-morrow is but another to-day. We may start
anew and straight, and having started, we will only look at the
brightest side, doing our little mite, and doing it cheerfully, to make
the world a better place for our having lived in it.
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fheres a tender, mellow sweetness
the songs we love to hearg
Lfheres a soothing touch in all the names
friends we hold most dearg
:Hs music stills the troubled heart,
go cheering bids all sorrows fly
hen we're cheering Qflzgh.
gut the thoughts that quell our pensive
Qfire thoughts of QZ?flountain iew,'
pur souls rebel, we must not lvroodg
Clur hearts are all with you:
50 we'll start the egiineteen gwifteen JG' ry
Qfllnd cheer for good old Qfligh.
ffheres a touching strain of sadness
Qflt the thought of leaving friendsg
glut our hearts are filled witfi gladness
its each to the future lvendsg
go, as we view the pleasant past
Qiitff many a tear and sigh:
We will cheer for
BY ERNEST RANKIN
The Blue and Grayls Wit Editor, being of a very serious turn of
mind, offered a prize for the best poem 'written by a student. Below are
some that were entered 'in the contest.-Editoris note.
ODE T0 MO0RE'S THUMB.
Out in the moonlight under a tree
Reads a stone fittingly-
t'Here lies a thumb, it always was bum,
But it served its purpose of chewing gum,"
Oh Spring, thou art to me
As the roots are to a treeg
Withotlt you under my bed
lld die and be glad I was dead.
Beneath this sod
And under the trees
Lieth the Bod-
Y of Solomon Pease.
Pease is not here
But only his pod.
He shelled out his soul
And it went up to God.
FROM THE MUZZLE OF A HOWITZER.
All the worldls a stage where each must play his part, but it takes
some of us an awful while to get next to our cues.
Variety is the spice of life. From the Way some people change
their minds, they must be pretty spicy.
If We all knocked as hard as we expected opportunity to knock
this World Would be an inferno.
From the way We build our characters we all apparently take
stock in the proverb that Rome Wasnlt built in a day.
Man is made of dust. Some of us hesitate about beading our
brows for fear of -becoming muddy.
OUR SHORT STORY CONTEST.
To the winner of this contest we offer the honor of reading all the
jokes which we have cast aside. This is some offer. All stories must
concern high school life. Here are some that were entered.
He came to school.
He took Latin.
A FRESHMAN'S MENTALITY. QPrize storyj
THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MYSTERY.
Our hero is handsome. He is manly. He is a man. CWe insert
the last sentence for the benefit of our Freshmenj
Our heroine is an heiress. She is very wealthy. She is also very
Our hero met our heroine. They were married.
D. S. Teacher-t'Bring me the racket egg beaterf'
Student-"Yes, Miss Peersf' H
Teacher Qviewing the beaterj-"This is the Doverf'
Student-"I brought the one that makes the most racket.'7
Heard in Junior English-"Was George Eliot representing him-
self in the character of Silas Marner?'l
Teacher Cexplaining poet1'yl-"We shouldn't spend all our time
for getting and for spending." E
Student-Nl can forget and I can spend in no time."
Freshie-"My feet are asleepf,
Cruel Soph.-"No wonder. You are always turning them in."
Student Cwishing to go to Arts and Craftsj-"May l goiover and
Teacher-"You're not that sick, are you?"
' iiEd. Note-We shall reconsider our above decision and award the
prize to the author of this mystifying masterpiece for, try as we might
we were unable to find the mystery. lts location is extremely mysti-
FOR TI-IE SAKE OF HUMANITY.
A very competent student inventor, belonging to the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Freshmen has, after years of study, de-
vised the method explained helow. Studyit in detail if you would
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AN UNPOPULAR SONG.
Eclitorfs 'note-This song is so unpopular that it is -making quite ri
hit on Broadway.
Sweet are damsels fair
With peroxide tinged to goldg
And the cream and rougelf
N ow in vogue
Make them young when awfully oldg
Every pencil browed cutie
Is a geranium for beauty,
Oh! they start my heart to sighing-
Cho. For my darling Rosalie,
For my rosy, posy Rosalieg
Her cheeks are red as red as wine,
But I know the color ls genuine-
'Nuffl The Society for the Prevention of The Over-working of
Goats has prevented the printing of the rest. This society is very con-
siderate and is doing praiseworthy Work.
""Note-To obtain the full poetic beauty pronounce as Uroguel'
in honor of the author.
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To while away the time, get a meal. To do this, first start a fire.
As you are a trifle out of practice your fire will not start easily. Fan-
ning with your vest may help. Be sure to remove your watch before
beginning the said fanning, for it is quite annoying for it to fly out of
its cozy home in the said vest's pocket and land in the butter. Gaso-
line, when used in starting a fire, is very apt to smutt the ceiling. But
as the wife has always cautioned against this, be sure to do it for the
only proper way to enjoy oneself is to do what has been forbidden.
When the fire is smoking and smelling merrily set on the coffee
percolator. QKindly notice that we did 11ot say to sit 011 it.j Be sure
to put the coffee in the percolator for it is quite annoying to obtain
only a weak beverage of Water after a long half hour of waiting.
Next: prepare a stew as follows-cut a tough beefsteak into small
cubes, Cyou will have little difficulty in obtaining a tough steakjj Of
course this will take longer and require more patience than it would to
cut a tender one, but you must remember that you are trying to while
away the time. Place the cubes in a kettle with potatoes, rice, barley,
onions, beans, salt, ginger, nutmeg and anything else which you hap-
pen to have on hand.
After you have prepared the stew you will have cut your finger,
spilled a goodly portion of everything you touched, inhaled a spoonful
of pepper and ruined your morals. About the time when your joy at
being alone turns to anger and, in the estimation of the cat whom you
have kicked, your character depreciates 100 per cent, the coffee will
boil over. And so Will your temper. ln rising to the occasion, spill the
stew, then grab the said stew and said boiling coffee and make a hur-
ried exit thru the back door. Here it would be wise to step on Fido
and descend the steps of the porch on that small portion of your back
which lies between the back buckle of your vest and the seat of your
trousers. After rehearsing this last act carefully you will soon be able
to do it gracefully and to the thorough satisfaction of your neighbors.
Now utter many unintelligible remarks and enter the house, making
sure that your last remark was intelligible and that the passing parson
heard you. By this time you will have whiled away at least an hour.
As there will be but four more hours, more or less, it would be expedi-
ent to compose yourself by reading "Helpful Hints to House-Wives"
until the queen of the kitchen realm returns.
To students-To pass an Exfcelsiorj purchase an aeroplane.
To enrage your loving teacher, chew gum-with your mouth open.
To enjoy an evening without a show, dance, girl party or Ford-
go to bed.
To seek helpful information seek an lnformation Bureau.
To look in our Information Bureau would be foolish.
To read this, 'umop episdn qooq eql rum, '
Your face registers anger after having read this information.
iLook in the Advertisements for the Cartoons?
HA 3 71'-15 Y. l'lAB.Q VYARE 90:
WAN TED---500 School Girls and Boys
To take orders, sell goods and collect accounts for us. Liberal Commis-
sions will be paid on CASH SALES, graded according to the class of goods
sold, and CASH PRIZES will be paid to the FIVE highest at the end of each
three months, 55 to the FIRST 52.00 to the SECOND and 51.00 each to the
Larger Commissions will be paid on the collection of a lot of OLD
ACCOUNTS that you may collect better than we can.
We have just laid in several carloads of seasonable goods, bought right,
at carload prices, and are planning a SELLING CAMPAIGN such as Moun-
tain View has never seen, and defy competition in prices.
Every Boy and Girl in Mountain View
Can make money selling goods and collecting accounts for us, from the most
varied stock in Santa Clara County.
Further particulars will appear from time to time in the REGISTER-
LEADER, or will be given on application.
Call and register when you. are ready to commence work and we will
open an account in your name and credit you with sales as they are made on
CONFIDENTIAL LISTS OF ACCOUNTS will be given you after regis-
tration from which to select such as you think you can collect.
Hartley Hardware Co.
Phone L. A. 7
Los Altos Garage
MELVIN O. ANDREEN, Proprietor
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A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE
BEST OF OTHERS
Pleases the most fastidious tastes
And our teas are as delicious as our coffee
QU If you are particular in the matter
of the Havor of your tea or coffee
phone your next order to
Q Coffee Company
E. B. QUACKENBUSH, Proprietor
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on your vacation, You will thenlfknow
time, place and title of all the pictures
B. .l. MILLER, Druggist, E, ?fCj'ZSZ',1,Q'I,N
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CAL. I
IF IT'S '
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aim to make every casual buyer a steady
customer . . We are thoro believers in
the theory that it pays both ways to
please every customer . . . This is the
reason that we have survived every com-
petition . . . If you have not already given
FURNITURE us an opportunity to please YOU it will pay
CROCKERY to act on this suggestion : : : : : : :
2',QfH?,fWARE J. E. Moore dz Sons
We handle lumber---the grade of which
speaks for itself
---SEE Us FOR..-
Beaver Board, Durable Roofing,
Poultry Wire, in fact anything
in the Building Material line.
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Mountain View Lumber Co.
House Phone 63 W Office Phone 9
Weaver Electric Co.
Wiring and Rep g
Phone 77 W
5 267 Castro St. Mountain View, Cal
Meat Market ' '
FRESH AND SALT
Meats of All Kinds
5 Sausages, Poultry, Etc.
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1071 Jackson St. P. O. Box 13 Mountain View, Cal.
YUEN LUNG Sz CO.
Green and Dried Fruits at Wholesale
Sts. Mountain View, Cal.
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Glen Moving Picture Theatre
5 F. L. CAMPEN, Jr., Prop. Mountain View, Cal
PHONE US for all ATHLETIC EVENTS
A Prompt Service
Hart, Schaffner 8: Marx
Clothes. Models for
young men and their
dads. Free alteration
service by experts who
make a specialty of fit-
ting Stanford University
Silk Coats or Girls
a Great Achievement
When you have been sufficiently
educated to buy your hard-
ware at the
MOUNTAIN VIEW HARDWARE
Company's store you have :
W. D. WORRELL
Q UEEN LA UNDR Y
All Orders are Quick Work
Ladies, Fine Work
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Robinson Kr Crandall FOR '
F L o W E R s
Unusual facilities for Plume San JO-99 126
Enlarging and Framing S011 JOSQ, Cal.
1- I f I t's in the Advertising
WE MAKE no claims on behalf of our mer-
chandise which the merchandise doesn't
substantiate of itself-every description is a
truthful portrait in printers' ink of the clothes
which you will always lind here.
Come to Williams, today, inspect the new
summer styles in Suits and Light Coats from the
H O U S E O F
Welre anxious to prove how much more 320
to S25 will purchase here as compared with
the best to be found anywhere.
J. S. WILLIAMS
44-48 N. Marker "Walk a Block and save"
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Soliciting your trade in TEAS,
COFFEES, EX TRACTS, etc.
There is a reason, and that is
The Best Goods for
your money and the
Biggest Premium you ever got
in this man's town. If you are
not using our goods, your neigh-
bor is. That's the reason she
wears a smile that wont rub off.
Come in and see
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ill-AT LowEsT PRICES l-
Headquarters for the Latest and Best. We carry Everything for the Man
Woman and Child to Eat and Wear -:- Always a Complete Stock of
Dry Goods, Shoes, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings, Groceries, Etc.
We are the Exclusive Agents in Mountain View
for the following well known lines of merchandise:
Royal Worcester and Bon Ton
e Corsets, Buster Brown, Sell and
Lion Brand Shoes, Phoenix Silk
Hosiery and Holeproof Hosiery
If we haven't got what you want we will gladly get it for you
Your patronage solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
. Rummelsburg dz Sons
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At the end of every week, save a part
of what you have earned. Deposit it
in this bank and we will pay you 4M
interest. Q When OPPORTUNITY
comes, you will then have ready
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Farmers and Merchants State Bank
Mountain View, Cal.
Capital and Surplus ---- 375,000.00
Total Assets over ---- S500,000.00
GEORGE SWALL, President
J. S. MOCKBEE, Vice President
WILBUR L. CAMP, Cashier
O. W. WHALEY, Asst. Cashier
Minton Lumber Co.
THE LEADING LUMBER YARD
THE ONLY PLANING MILL OF
Let us help you plan your classy bungalow
PHONE MT. VIEW 54
Pearson Kc Company
5 The Old, Reliable Grocery House of Quality and Square Dealing 5
SOLICITS YOUR PATRONAGE
The well known excellence of our
goods will be maintained always.
WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION
WE WANT PLEASED CUSTOMERS
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
When you hear
The young ladies say
" Oh, isn't he a peach!"
You can make a small bet that
He bought his College Suit from
The man that is always in the lead
When it comes to Style, Cut and Pattern
More styles and prettier pattems than ever
And try on a few of the New Models
24 South First Street
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Wholesale Grower and Shipper of
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P. O. Box 201
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CAL.
WOOD AND COAL
Your Patronage Respectfully Solicited
MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA
Dyeing, Cleaning ancl Repairing
Men's and Boys' Clothing and Furnishing Goods
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H OSIERY TRUNKS S UI TCASES
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SPECIAL ATTENTION TO STUDENT
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TO ALL GRADUATING
41 North First Street, San Jose, California
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HA TEVER your plans for the future, they must neces-
sarily take into consideration the earning of and caring
for money, and in that connection you no doubt realize
the purpose and necessity of the Bank.
We, as bankers, urge upon all young men and women who
are responsible for the future of this community to make the
right start by protecting your own interests through a growing
bank account with
The FIRST NIEIJAATIIQNAL BANK
Mountain View Garage
Dodge, Ford and Reo Cars
C. REDWINE, Prop.
Castro Street Mountain View
Walter T. Selenger
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance
Phone Mountain View 92
MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA
COLLECTIONS LOANS RENTS INSURANCE
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W. D. WASSON
Santa Clara Valley Lands my Specialty
Office 181 Castro Street MOUNTAIN VIEW, CAL.
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HATS MADE TO ORDER A SPECIALTY
Castro Street . KMountain Vie , Cal.
Mrsl Joe McPheeters
ART AND LADIES'
237 Castro Street Mountain View
A. H. McFARLANE, M. D.
Office, Castro St. Phone, M. V. 25
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34 A Complete Line of Late Millinery Goods
159 Castro St. Mt. View
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W. W. BROWNE PHIL. W. CLARK
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The PENNEBAKER GENERAL TEAMING
E Furniture, Stoves, Etc.
PALO ALTO CAL.
FRUIT HAULING 2
and ORCHARD WORK 2
SOLICITED. Phone 71 M 5
C. E. Stafford Mr. view?
: Resident Agent for
2 Aetna Fire Insurance Co.
F2 of Hartford
E and CALIFORNIA INSURANCE CO.
PALACE BARBER SHOP
3 First-Class Shop
2 Agent for Standard and Enterprise
Frazer 85 Co.
Direct Importers of E
Linens, Laces, Ribbons, Gloves 2
Neckwear, Trimmings, Etc. 2
C. E. ARMSTRONG, Prop. PALO ALTO, CAL.
EBICDONALD 62 BURKE Pool Room
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E Wagons, Carriages, Farm Machinery Umie, New Management E
E Mountain View, Cal. Tl10f0l18hly Anfisepfic
E. CAMPEN, Prop.
C. N. HIGDON
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Large Selection at
George W. Ryder Son
JE WELERS and SIL VERSMITHS
8 South First Street San Jose, Cal.
ET your next Suit be a
I9 South First Street.
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Made to Measure
Combined with our personal attention
in the manufacture of class pins and rings, athletic medals
and trophies, engravings and stationery, gives a combination
that is well worthy your consideration. We cater to the
Schools and Colleges. Original designs furnished without
cost. No obligations.
THE T. V. ALLEN CO.,
723 West 7th St. Los Angeles, Calf
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CAL.
We Sell Fruit Trees and Ornamentals
We train the young
Therefore we are EDUCA TORS 5 and we
wish you to LEARN that in our NURSERY
we raise well trained, properly developed
Grant Road Nurseries
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CAL.
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SCHOOL BOOKS AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
Sporting Goods fonfhecffczo
Guns, Koclaks, Bicycles, Typewriters
Locksmith, Repairing, Renting
A FRED H. SMITH
Phone 510 K Palo Alto, Calif.
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Q' ' A complete line for selection
Boschken Hardware Co.
San jose 's Leading Sporting Goods House 138 South First Street
YOUNG MEN wearing our Spring
Model "Varsity Fifty-five" are at all
times properly dressed -- and your friends know it.
325.00, more or less
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, j. U. Says:
A Good Front is Half the Game.
The tailor-dressed man knows this -- that's why he
has His clothes made expressly for Him -- to in-
alividualize His appearance above the ordinary ,' to
strengthen His personality to a point where He
becomes pleasingly noticeable on all occasions.
Most everyone knows that "See That Fit " Clothes
satisfies the man who cares.
j. U. WINNINGER
121 North First Street
Next to St james Hotel
SAN jOSE, CAL.
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Make a list
of the groceries you need and try
the experiment of having it filled
here. You will be pleased with the
promptness with which we fill your
order, pleased with the quick deliv-
ery, pleased with the lower prices
you pay and above all pleased with
the splendid quality of the groceries.
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Farmers and Merchants
MOUNTAIN VIEW CAL.
Afternoons and evenings only
Sundays by appointment
Office Telephone 46 j
Residence Telephone 48 W
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74 76 South First Street SAN JOSE
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The San Jose
Fine Line, Ross Board and Maps
Half-Tone Engravings on Zinc and Copper
Embossing Dies on Zinc
32 Lightston Street
Phone San Jose 1203 San lose, Caliform
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We printed this number of Blue and Gray
171 West Santa Clara Street San jose, Calqfornia
You will be presented with
this, the latest folding
ALL METAL IRONING BOARD
ABSOLUTELY FREE OF Cos?
by popular merchants of your city, whose representatives will
soon call upon you ana' explain the system. Give them a hearing
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