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THE LIMIT. 9
faces of a smiling young French girl and
another young girl with a very Grave coun-W
tenance. The artist will refuse all offers for
this picture and will keep it hung in a promi-
nent place in his studio to remind him of thi
happy days spent in Phelps. As the years
pass on his fame as an artist will increase
and his paintings will be eagerly sought after
by all lovers of art. i
NYell pleased with the future revealed by
this page. I unrolled the next one. This bor.
the name of Laura Durand. Miss Durant
will enter Wellesley in a few weeks. XN'liili'
in college she will be especially noted for hei
fondness for theatricals. VVhen not arrang
ing-for plays to be given by the students, she
will most always be found at 'the theater
I-Ier fondness for the stage will increase ti
such a degree that she will finally leave co'
lege and organize a company of her own
They will make their first appearance in Vai
Derveer's hall at Oaks Corners, presenting
the well known play, 'fEast Lynnef, Miss
Durand taking the part of Lady Isabel. Thi.
venture will not be successful and aftei
organizing several other companies and meet-
ing with failures with all of them, she wil
enter a dramatic school in Boston. There
her talents for the stage will be recognized
and after a careful course of study she will go
to Berlin to complete her study for the stage
She will make her first appearance as a star
in London and will be greeted with the great-
est applause. She will then tour Europe and
America with a company of her own. In
both of these countries she will be hailed as
an actress who is destined to become noted
throughout the world.
Anxious to see whose future would next be
revealed I unrolled another paper. This
proved to be a sheet torn from a matrimonial
paper, bearing the date of 1930. Glancing
down the column I came to an article marked
with red ink which read: "XVanted-A highly
educated and accomplished lady who speaks
Huently French and German and who is also
in accomplished musician, would like to cor-
'espond with some gentleman, any national-
ty, with a view to matrimony. Address
Qvlarieslzouise Vosburgh Bussey, Phelps, N.
Y." I paused here a long time wondering how
-his could be so, butas I could reach no sat-
sfactory conclusion I laid it aside and drew
'orth another. ' '
This bore the name of Gertrude Donley.
lihe future of Miss Donley is very uncertain.
Xs nearly as can be foreseen, however, she
vill next year engage to teach' in a district
,chool. At the end of a few months she will
esign her position to marry a young tele-
jraph operator, formerly a popular 'newsboy
if Phelps. She will then settle -down to
Jedded life in a littgle village in Western New
fork. 1 ' A
Upon the fifth page was a picture which
'epresented the future of a classmate entirely
lifferent from the rest. The picture was that
Jf a lonely island in the Mid Pacific. The last
rays of the setting sun were falling upon a
group of savages gathered about a' young
.nan, standing with an open Bible in his
hands. In the face of this missionary who
was giving his life to the noble work, I
recognized Charles Benton. VVhen Ifremem-
bered the saintly and dignified actions that had
characterized his entire school life, I was not
at all surprised by what this page revealed.
I find that the class is to number an author
among its members, for upon the next page
was the picture of a book, handsomely bound,
with its title and the author's name written
upon it: 'fTeddy and If' a love story, by
Frances Hariette Curry, Author of "The
Art of Flirtationf' "Courtship Under Diffi-
culties,', and other stories. Surely the class
has every reason to be proud of its only mem-
ber who is to enter upon such a promising
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g 'III-IE LIMIT.
THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT.
liancy began to sway back and forth, then it
'darted across the sky, leaving a bright streak
ofglight behind it. Fascinated by this strange
spectacle, I kept my eyes fixed upon it. and
to 'my great astonishment saw that it was
coming directly toward me. Finally it fell
with a great crash at my very feet. XYhen I
had sufficiently recovered from my fright and
surprise to look around me, I saw a large
rock lying upon the ground split into two
pieces. The end of a small iron box projected
from one of these pieces. I drew it out and to
my great amazement saw my own name writ-
ten upon it. On opening the box, I found
that it contained a roll of papers. A card lay
upon the top bearing this inscription: "A
glimpse into the future of the class of l906."
I eagerly removed the papers from the box.
My wish was realizedg the things I had so
long wished to know were there written and
pictured before me.
The first sheet that I drew forth
bore the future of Earl Bradbury. This
young man after completing his studies
in the High School will take a course
in Art at Syracuse University. XYhile
at Syracuse. he will gain considerable
fame as a cartoonist and will help pay his way
through college by drawing pictures for the
comic section of the Syracuse Herald and
other papers. After he has completed his
college course, he will go abroad to study
under a famous Italian painter. -Xlthough he
would rather study under French instructors,
for reasons best known to himself he will be
obliged to keep away from France. .Xfter
several years he will return to ,-Xmerica and
establish a studio in New York city. He will
first attract public notice by a painting called
"Visions of the Past," which represents a
grey haired man seated before a fire, smok-
ing. In the wreaths of smoke are pictured the
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career, and there is no doubt but that these
books will be very interesting, as they are
founded upon the actual experiences of the
The next page bore the name of Edna
Alcott. She will next year enter Brockport
Normal School. After completing her course
she will enter upon her duties as a teacher.
She. will be very successful and after several
years will open a private school in Philadel-A
phia for teaching good manners and social eti-
quette, etc. She will have a special class for.
young men in which they will be taught the
correct way to ask permission of a young
lady to accompany her home, and, also, how
and when to propose. In order to impress
upon the young men the importance of these'
things, she will declare that a good many
girls remain single because the gentlemen,
either do not use tact or because they are
awkward in proposing, and will mention her-,
self as a sad example. This school will enjoy'
the distinction of being the only one of its
kind ia the United States, and will be patron-fi
ized by people from all parts of the world.
Miss Alcott will continue to be at the head
of this school for a great many years and
when old age at last overtakes her she will
cheerfully give the work over to other hands,
feeling that she has accomplished her mission
in life and that her work will be of everlasting
benefit to women everywhere. '
As I finished reading these wonderful
futures, I fancied I could see my classmates
in the years to come, scattered throughout
the world, each following the path fate has
laid out for them, some winning fame and
honor, others spending their lives in helping
their fellow creatures. Witli many thanks to
the mysterious power that had brought these
rolls into my possession, I laid them aside,
hoping that I should some day see all their
Class Poem, Edna Jane Alcott.
School life holds many joys
For girls and boys.
Every moment they dearly treasure,
Study is a constant pleasure.
They study German and French,
if Their thirst for knowledge is hard to
Their ,heads are filled with Latin and Greek,
Till they hardly know what language they
The end and aim of the student's heart,
Never for a moment does depart,
Is to conquer Regents, so hard of late,
And endeavor their store of knowledge to
If the required standing is obtained,
Juniors and Seniors they are named.
VVhile Sophomores and Freshmen follow in
A the line
And think that they are quite as fine.
VVe, the class of naughty six,
Have accomplished all our tricks,
And with our motto before us for all our
May we ever cling to it, HNot words but
And now with commencement in sight
All things should indeed seem bright
'Q 5 2
And, classmates, although we mav never
again be together
Let us sadly bid farewell to our happy school
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