University of Central Missouri - Rhetor Yearbook (Warrensburg, MO)
- Class of 1906
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VIEWS OF MAIN BUILDINGS
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N PRESENTING to the public this the second annual is-
f the Rhetor we realize fully that we have fallen far
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below the standard of perfection. Yet we feel that we
have attained to some degree of excellence requisite even in
Seniors of the Warrensburg State Normal School.
us, and eventful. It consti-
School-life is happy, vigoro
tutes the Golden Age of our hopes, and ambition, and, in con-
,we should indeed be thankful
sideration of our many joys
that we have been privileged to add to the work of preparatory
schools, the completion of a course of study in the foremost
normal school in the State. g
But Fate demands that school-days end. And, even now,
we are brought to the realization of ,the fact, that soon we
must break away from many pleasantassociations, must part
s whom we have learned to loveg must bid farewell
to a faculty who have ever been kindfand considerate, and up-
on whom we shall ever look as examples worthy of imitation.
We must take the last stroll through the old buildings within
whose cheerful walls we have faithfully endeavored to attain
to nobler and purerrjaspirations. '
Thus brought facie I
casion, which is truly 'a commencement to us, we wish to say,
that it is with a feelingiof reluctance, and genuine sadness that
to face with the seriousness of the oc-
we bid farewell to au. r
ln order to secure some: tie between us an
the Normal School,-f we Seniors offer the Rhetor, as a reminder
of pastiidays, to which you may .turn and there ever find the
d our friends in
likenessfbf a friend, or a kind chaggrful word.
As we. all travel onward toward the summit of success and
with eager. anticipations picture to ourselves the glories of
that happy goal,,n1ay we ever be mindful of the words of one
of Americafs greatest poets: '
"Lives.of great men-5 "reached and kept,
Were not ' attainedsbycfgudden flight :
But they, while theirfcompanions slept,
Were toiling upward Q-in the night .' '
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Blass WELCH .
D. L. CARTER,
TIELE MORRIS, .
A. O. RADER j .
EDITORIAL STAFF .
. Art Editor.
. Literary Editor.
. Business Manager.
Assistant Business Manager.
. Editor-in-Chief .
. Business Manager
JN. C. S. jams. PMJF. W. T. CARRINGTQN. DR. J. I.'ANDERSoN, Pres't. HQN. O. G. BURCH
HON. R. S. HARVY. JUDGE AXEXANDER GRAVES. JUDGE ALLEN GLENN
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JAMES E. AMENT, President, 1905-06. VV. I. HAW I P 'd '
K NS, res1 ent-Elect, 1906-0 ,
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. . . MARY V. NEAT. JOSEPH M. GWINN. MARY K. BENEDICT.
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J Q . I Cl t A ,ti Neat- But he can enter still. She says a thousand pleasant
I Cmmd mmc U15 C' Not gaudy. Too late, too late ! things, but never saysadleu.
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Principal gccupation. She lendeth a helping hand. My life is one dem'd hard grind. A learned doctor. Q
Religion- - V Let us be among the few who 2 fllhicken your religion a little, It is to laugh. I
6 do the1r duty. y it 1S evaporatmg. g ,
Slang Expression. Now, I 'll tell you, my dear. A chain of ideas. . H?'d I not the? Pfilfuege of an'
Idfavoritc Song or Quota- Sh -h-h- l Q Q d Hang sorrow! Care Will kill a tlqulty upon me' ' i
tion. r cat. Therefore let 's be merry. Let us have facts, facts!
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FRANc1s M. WALTERs. E. W. RETTGER. I BENJ. L, SEAWELL. 3, AQ, HQOVER
Nobeafst so fierce but knows He is the blunstest wooer in ,, - . I I - I .I
some touch of pity. Christendom. LA good old man, sir! After I hayc up
. A business with an income at Forgetting. .He is wit's peddler and retails gNamed theimany
its heels.5 5 his wares. up
, ' ' l Q Measure not me by Sundays . it W ' A 'I
An lnsyilglaynce ag-alnst fu-Q ln - regarding what I do an Seit 15 3, tllC'I'UC 215 Hllellt db tlIL I need Say h A U
next WO? 'i the Week after. ' 1
The welcomed Words: "Ex-
cused for' Recess."
I count me bones.
Hanging and Wiving goes by I deny the allegation and A
destiny. the alligator. NC? Hmm' A
A suitable regard for the feel- No family can be happy with-
ings of others. out a microscope.
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H. D. DEMAND.
She is :L miracle of flivine con- Calm and unrufiied as the F211
trzulictions. Summer Sea, Ffllf-
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11111111112 511111111 0 1 - Dry uruclgery at t e ces 's easoning a Wit urnamty .- -. ' .-
cleacl wood. and sweetness. Welge does nothmg and does lt
u An innniu.. Suits in trcsccmi, Think on thy sins. ' i A suitatble regard for the feel- To escape non-Heaven.
ing powers ol fy. 11135 0 Olhefs-
1 M1511 my lmmls of thc mat- Harp not on that string. Too horrible to relate. i Dollars to Doughnuts.
My words are theorems. My I clon't know where I'm go- QiAncl not infrequentlyl made- Nobody knows the trouble
thoughts are problems. ing. But I 'm on my-Way. dujoke, Ifve seen.
RICHARD D. SHANNON. MYRTLE OSBORNF. WM. F. BAHLMAN. EDGAR M- VUN FINGERLIN-
A llovver in a garden of weeds, He is a soldier lit to stand by HiS name quite UUPTOUOUUCQ'
A dumpy little man.
a shining isle in a stormy sea. Caesar and give directions. able, imPO55ib1e fo Spell-
' ' . He talks! ye gods, how he
Keeping the IIIOOI1 in Qfder, She comforts Weary souls. My sentence is for open War. does talk 1 '
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A fehglous hfe IS 3' Struggle A wealth of love. n mit BQPUSFI, patrlotism' A humble splinter ofthe board.
and not a hymn. generalism, fatalism, chapelism. gg
On .behalf of-the discipline Apropos.
Boggs is dead. Damit,
Laugh and grow fat. Saihng, - M Tammany. A Die Lorelei.
Ifiuqiixaiuex A1iiao'r'r. MMQ CLAFK. FLoRA B. ROBERTS. JUNE g LYNN. I
Ili- lords with llourislies his Born to instruct and mend Grand, gloomy, and peculiar, How pretty her blushing was
long Iiarangue mankind. she sits in the library room. and how she blushed again.
IJriIl--Coiilk-u-iiees. H Tm-I inc, . . Pleasantly answering quese
Ulllllrcllcvs-Drill' - 2111 11 s Trading time for taffy. tions.
K W1'Sll'5'21ll Iflllglll. - Mgt- Full Xvcll Shc Sings the Service The simple life. Q - Better late than never.
I ll1zlI'L'llL-fl lllt' loliliy, ilwmc- Name, please, Bgtheratign,
I Twirled my stick. My Stars. Keep thy pen from lendefg Is n0t- -
i' . books and defy the foul fiend. H Wait for the W3gOH."
XII gre-at lllL'Il are dying and I '
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ALMINA GEORGE. ROSE BAXTER. ENID DANIELS-
' A Daniel come to judgment,
Untouched by any shade of' The Wild rose. yea a Daniel.
Shall I not take mine ease in
Assisting distressed Seniors. V 'See Me." mine inn?
A I i Religion has made her an The future bliss thy constant
Training Seniors in embryo.
You can and you can't, you
will and you won't, you '11 be
I Would do what I pleased. 1 theme. damned if you do, and be damned
I ange ' nmyou don't.
' , t ' , . I should think so- es, that
Priiiii However! I Should Look at me and be sensible. HaVe YOU Studled methods? will be an right. y
I am mistress of myself tho' A man ,S a lynn for a, that mjfal' do fmt fall in love with MQEQVC YOU Seen the Muhcm
China fall. ,
TI-IE STAR GALLERY.
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RoBERr L. ZoLL. LAURA J. RUNYON. LUCIY A. BALL. A LAURA J. YEATER.
I I I I I I 1 Her t d .th . She has been at a great lczisl
A foolish, fond, "old" man. She's quietg that 's all. en er years W1 mno- of languages and stolen the
cence are clad.
Swimming. . Taking Alpine exercise. A student she. Stud yin g PSYChO1OgY ' an d
If he is so wicked with religion, The Twentieth Century Club- Malice toward none, charity At best it is an anxious wish-
what would he bc without 1t? toward all. a great, perhaps,
Moly Hoses. By the long-handled Spoon. I don't quite understand-ans Knowledge should be pigeon
wer more explicitly. A holed, . ' 41.55 .., pg., .- ,A--.fsf
L Coax mc. In the shade of the old apple I 'ire grown quite tired of being Do you know I am a woman,
tree- - afdmlfed- ,Q N p when I think I must speak.
THE STAR GALLERY-Continued.
S. FRED PRINCE. PEARL MINNICK. JOE FERGERSON. A FLORENCE FLEMING.
So wise, so young they say do Her step is music and her Wliat art thou? Have not I An enigma of the 19th cen-
ne 'er live long. - voice fs song. an arm as big as thine? fury?
Courting. Raising beats. A A sport, you say? Work 's- an old-fashioned way
5 K Ah, how true! of gettin' a livin', .
Hanging- and .winning goes by
Lo! the poor Indian Whose un- The world is a joke with me. A
tutored mind sees God in clouds
and hears Him in the Wind.
I never deviate into sense.
Would n't that jar you?
Touch- Oh I dear.
Blessed be agriculture if one
does not have too much of it. y
Sweet roses that wither.
Everybody Works but Father.. Teasing.
THE STAR GALLERY--Concluded.
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MARION CHRISTOPHER. L. S. PETERS. ,
Ilove to walk the giddy streets The man who blushes is not
along. ' quite a brute.
Her shadow lengthens along
Nofimglfnoktr on ere 1n L e Marlon, Where IS thy Cupld? esiiying nothing which 1S unnec l
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Amiability is a gift of heaven. Silence,
Well, now! I Fladding it. Now stop.
How sour sweet music is! live grgwn qulte lured-of being Sally in our alley.
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llxamox L. CARTER. A. O. RADER. LUCY PEARL SHIRLEY.
Ile is a man of honor, of noble, an' The village all declared how mugh hg The joy of youth and health her eyes
generous nature. kHCW. displayed,
'Twas certain he could read and cipher, too And ease Of heart her 10014 eenveyed.
CURTIS E. CI-IRANE. EDITH URSULA GERRY.
If she undervalues me, what care I how The softer charm that in her manner lies GUY E BRQWN
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MARGARET EUNICE RQBB, PHf'EBE J. DAVIDSON. HARRIET F. PURVES.
Before her comprehensive brain all diff- Authority and reason on her wait. And all that 's best of dark and bright
culties vanish. Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
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T. H. GOLAY. LOUIS D. BERRY. Lois GOLDEN.
Not to be laughed at and scorned because As We advance in life, we learn the limits Wheresoe 'er thou move, good luck
he is little of stature, - of our abilities. Shall iiing her old-shoe after.
NlAl'l'vlf ANNE 'llHORNHIl,l..
ll vm Illllifl to prtht. learn to puns..
NIINNIE MAY JOHNSON. JAMES FINIS ABER-
' x I 2 leased themselvzs must . . . .
They M10 an P "A l1on among laches IS a most clreacllul
always please .
XYll.l.IAM C.-XSSIUS jormsox
Hut for your words, they rob the Hybla FREDERICK GEORGE RUTH. ' l
F1105 The deed I intend is great, ANNA E, HUTQHINSQX,
.Xml leave them honeyless.
But what as yet I know not, Wise to resolve and patient to perforul.
I2I,1zABE'1'H BURCKHARTT Mn.1.ER. A VI C
. . EPHIN l ARTY.
Wllll her moods of shade and sunshme LAURA B' DAMS- -IOS E C
Eyes that smile and frown alternate. Rafe C01FP0UUd.0f Oddityl ff01iC.3Ud fun
Who rel1shed a joke and reJo1ced 1n a pun,
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GLADYS ALLWooD. lWOLI,IE D. SANNER. C LBFR1 INI LY
Whose temper was generous, open
And her sunny locks Sincere
Hang on her temples hke a golden fleece. A Stranger to Hattery, a Stranger to fear
MARX' ELIZABETH I-IOLMAN
In thy heart the dew of youth,
On thy lips the smile of truth.
I .lVlARY ETHYL SAYLORS
U I look upon et joke with the same venera JAMES DITTEMORF
C ood humor 18 ffoodmss md WlSClOlH tion that I do upon the Ten Command Broad 1n the shoulders deep eheqttd
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W. IRVIN DEFFENBAUGH- MABEL E. HoFFME1sTER.
A man possessed with an idea cannot be , ,
There is a gift beyond the reach of art,
reasoned With. , , quiet.
of being eloquently silent.
MARTHA ELIZABETH BRIGGS.
Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind BLANCHE FA55 BOWDLE- BESSIF L' SIMPSON'
' ' So sweet the blush of bashfulness.
Her a1r, her manner, all who saw admired. . U I
E'en pity scarce can wish lt less.
LUTHER I ' STEWART' A maiden never bold, a spirit still
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BERNICE joxlis. MORRIS W- EBV- LENA MABEL PETFY-
She felt frightened at times by her Very View the whole SCGHG, Wlth CfitiC judg- I never dare to talk 95 funnlf 35 I C2111
success. ' ment scan,
, And then deny him merit if you can.
I-Lxzlzl. HIRSH. HARLEY SELVEDGE. GERTRUDE SCOTT
Hear mu, for I will speak. He wears the rose of youth upon him, A .
NELLIE M MACK
ELLA MAE W1LsoN. . . . '. ' CLARA ZELPHA SHORT.
P d, . H k. d I R Wisdom 1n discourse with her A .d . ti
ara ise is open to a 1n learts. Loses, discountenanced, and like folly 1na1 en scieni C,
Shows ' Whose knowledge about everything
' Is perfectly terrific.
I P. J. MCKINLEY. MARY JACKSON.
CLARA IESSIE COOVER' He knows little who will tell his wife all Ifiwe doznot plant knowledge when young
he knows. it will give us no shade when We arepld
GEORGE MCCU RDY.
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If to her share some female errors fall distinctly
Look tO her face and you 'll forget 'em all.
HARRIET E. JOHNSON.
"All men are bad,"
HISTORY OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1906.
N THE fall of ninteen hundred four, was organized a body
which later developed into what is known this the year of
nineteen hundred six as the Senior Class of Warrensburg
State Normal School. 'When that body was organized it
was known as the junior Class of nineteen hundred four and
five. During the year the junior Class exhibited a consider-
able amount of power and ability, in the class room, on the
platform, and on the gridiron. To enumerate the shining
stars in the class room would be an endless task, so I shall pass
Our first evidences of greatness were shown by two of our
number, Messrs. Meador and Deffenbaugh, who appeared as de-
baters. Although neither of these gentlemen succeeded in
getting a place on the debating team of the year, both certainly
won honor for themselves, for their respective societies, and
for their class.
Next our noble 'nd much loved president, Mr. Chrane, pre-
pared and 'very ably delivered an oration which won for him
second honor in the oratorical contest. Later on in the year
he, with others, was chosen by the Uratorical Association to ac-
company the representative of our grand old Normal School in
the Interstate Oratorical Contest held at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It is said that while looking after the interests of our institution
in the Interstate League, on that occasion, that this worthy
gentleman deported himself as became a member of our Ora-
torical Association, an orator of marked ability and power, and
as president of the junior Class of the institution which he
In the contest which followed, we were even more glori-
ously represented than in either of the preceding ones. Our
mighty little Miss Zelpha Short so talked, and so acted the
first Friday night in April, nineteen hundred nve, that she was
awarded first honor in the Declamatory Contest which took
place at that time. , Q
In this same contest appeared another one of our number,
Mr. johnson, and although he did not win a place of high rank.
he showed ability, and this provedponly the beginning of a
more brilliant, a more satisfactory achievement.
Such are some of the records of the junior Class of nine-
teen hundred iive, in intellectual work.
But step back with me a few paces, if you please. Behold
Dittemore, Rader and Carter. In the dust? In the mud?
They got the football just the same, and many a time We have
seen them draw forth the exultant shout of cheer, as they
steadily pushed the line forward, or by a series of dodges and
zigzags carried the ball twenty, thirty, forty, or fifty yards
down across the field toward their rewarding goal. These
were some of the common sights on the gridiron.
I Look! Did you see that little sphere buzzing through the
air? Dittemore dropped it down there into Rutherford's
basket, "You 're out!" the umpire cried. And so it was,
whenever a runner tried to steal a base when Dittemore was
But look! There it goes again! No, the second baseman
didn't get it this time, Rader got a good old swing, center hit
and that middle fielder wasn 't back nearly far enough. Thus
we have had a few sights on the diamond.
We have been told that a very large audience received a
most fearful shock one afternoon while seated on the bleachers
waiting to see the game which had been billed for the evening.
All at once something 'buzzed past, but in an instant it was
gone, and they were unable to see anything except a streak
which marked the course of the body. Imagine, if you can, the
extreme delight of that horror-stricken throng, when they
learned that it was only Mr. johnson practicing for field day,
and there was no harm done.
NVhen neld day came why, of course, Mr. johnson was too
swift for every other one on the tract.
But our record is not all to be found in the junior year.
At the beginning of the school year nineteen hundred five and
six it was found that the name hitherto applied to our illus-
trious organization, not having kept pace with the class, was
to insignificant, therefore we assumed the name of Senior
Class, of the NVarrensburg State Normal School of nineteen
hundred six, we were not ashamed of the name we had had dur-
ing the proceeding year. It was all right at that stage of our life,
but we had outgrown it. With the changing of our name
we also changed ofhcers, Miss Edith Geery was unamimously
chosen to guide our bark through the sea of troubles ahead of
us, and under her leadership we have been led on, and have,
we hope, achieved a fair degree of success.
At the beginning of the year a great many of our old
classmates were absent, and a number of them have not been
with us since we were designated by the name Seniors, but
others have taken their places and have helped to bear the
burdens and share the joys of the year.
This year Qwe have had our orators, no less honored than
those of last, our debaters have been even more honored: and
our deelaimer has won far greater honor than last year, being'
this time hardly second to any.
XV e have cheered our boys in football, in basketball, and
in baseball. In fact in everythingin which any student organi-
zation takes part, we have been represented.
XVe have heard some of our girls say, "Oh, if our boys had
just kicked that goal, the score would have been 6 to 6 in our
favor,"--but that was said in a moment of extreme excite-
ment. XVe have heard Freshmen and Sophomores make such
expressions as, "VVe live in a little square room about 4 by 6,"
but they will have learned better by the time they get their
However, all has not been fun and frolic, we have had a
rough and rugged road to travel, emblematic of life itself. The
way has been beset with Latin constructions, verb forms and
vocabularies, With geometrical propositions and demonstra-
tions, with masterpiece papers and cross references, with "See
Me's," and so fourth and so fifth, but-behold the conquerors!
Some of us have been called upon to whisper Words of
comfort and cheer, to extend a sympathizing hand to those of
our number who were grieving the death of a father, or a
mother, On our return after the Christmas vacation, a time
of pleasure to every Senior, our hearts were saddened by the
news of the death of one of our esteemed sisters, Miss Helen
The histories of the members of this illustrious class prior
to the year nineteen hundred four are so scattered and so very
incomplete, that I have not attempted to search out many
facts concerning them before the date of organization. Une
thing, however, is fairly certain, namely, somewhere, sometime
in their career they have all been Freshmen and now they are
Seniors, what a vast inclusive gulf intervenes! Who can com-
prehend it? Only these, myself, and those who have gone on
before us. '
We are gathered here from the farms, villages and cities
of the western part of the Grand Old State of Missouri, strug-
gling in a common cause and toward a common goal. That
goal has now been attained.
The diplomas Which we are about to receive are not, we
trust, mere forms and empty show, but are symbolic of the
true worth-an inexpressible fulness of heart and soul within
the life of every individual in the class, and when time shall
have told the story of our efforts, may it then be said that not
one was given in vain , but that each was the earnest of "Some-
thing attempted, something done."
-Guy E. Brown.
'With Apology to Kipling.
Voice of the spirit, Mentor true,
Source of all life's ideals high,
Beneath whose sway to gods we grow-
Rejecting, grovel low and die-
O voice within, be with us yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!
Commencement time has come and gone,
Its triumphs, fetes, and flowers are past
But inspirations true live on,
For Alma Mater's teachings last.
Voices uplift, be with us yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!
Assembly Hall and class-room brought
The echo which thro' ages ran:
Live out the highest in thee wrought-
F ear not, it is God's thought in man.
O voice divine-be with us yet,
Lest we forget-lest We forget!
Associations sweet we break,
Change friendships tried for others new,
But friendships real, the gods do make,
Such cannot other than be true.
0 ties lang syne, bind closely yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!
From Alma Mater's halls we pass- I
Bearing her ribboned seal-a trust-
Oh, may no member of this class
Trail her fair honor in the dust!
High trust imposed-prove sacred yet-
We 'll not forget-we 'll not forget!
Pathetic cry-to 'Seniors made
By President when sore beset-
"To run this school without your aid,
I 'm powerless!"-brings keen regret.
Example high-by Seniors set
With juniors be-lest they forget!
In wrestlings long with Latin verbs,
To sleep at last we yield from toil,
When in our dreams this Voice disturbs:
"Go sell your beds and buy ye oil!"
Nightmare depart! O, spare us yet!
We would forget! We would forget!
From Training School come voices strong
Of, "Percepts first, then concept 's clear,
Or, with our plans-"Your aim is wrong",
And still small voice, "See me," so dear
O, voices past-to others yet,
Ring on your chimes-while we forget!
From window seat and corridor,
Came whispers low with moment fraught
To ,juniors young, who fd here confer
Of matters that pertained to naught.
On words so light-what store is set,
By these fond hearts-till they forget!
From Treble Clef and Glee Club sweet
Flowed melodies of wit and fung
But what occasion was complete
Without "Page 1, Song No. 1"!
O Song oft sung, not threadbare yet
Tho' all else fails, we 'll not forget!
To voices all We bid farewell,
Go forth to change World's history.
Old time awaits us to dispel
From science, art all mystery!
Class, 1906-as conquerors yet,
Let's modest be-We 'll not forget!
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OLLOWING every great social upheaval has come
great activity in other lines. That period in Ameri-
CQ can history succeeding our War of 1812 was marked
by a great revival in industrial life. Out of the stress
of the great Civil War came the period of the greatest indus-a
1, rial activity in the history of the world.
From an agricultural people, we became a manufacturing
people as well. And manufacturing brought on commerce.
The home market of America has long been supplied by the
deft and cunning fingers of American to.l. And to prevent
congestion, reduction of wages, loss of employment, it be-
hooved American genius to develop foreign markets as an
outlet to the wonderful genius of American labor.
The nations of Europe were supplying themselves with
manufactured products and were engaged in competition for
foreign markets as fierce as that of the rival shops of a small
town for local trade. Into this competition, the development
of our activities brought America. -
The advent of America into this field met as warm a wel-
come from the already over-strained contestants as that which
a labor union extends to a novice in a factory. Manifestation
of gratitude is not a constitutional function of government.
The service of Decatur in opening the Mediterranean to t.he
commerce of the world was forgotten. And the triumphs of
Perry in introducing the Oriental consumers to the producers
of the world could not avail against the selfish interests of the
producing European nations. Manifestly the countries of
Europe could afford no sufficient market for American facto-
ries. Attention was, therefore, naturally directed toward the
vast non-producing population of the Orient.
The greatest of Chinese diplomats announced in Am erica
about the time that this condition began to be felt that "T he
,lengthening by an inch of the principal garment worn by each
Chinaman would absorb the entire cotton crop of America."
But in looking to the great Flowery Kingdom as a market, it
was discovered that the nations of Europe had largely ac-
quired it through "Spheres of Influence" whereby each coun-
try held the right of selling to certain apportioned districts.
To enter into a like competition would be wholly foreign
to the customs, ideas and traditions of this country. Besides,
to do so would in effect confine us to the particular sphere we
might acquire to our exclusion from the others. The problem
was how to acquire for America entrance on equal terms to
the promising field of Oriental trade. The traditions and
methods of the past shed no light upon this problem. But
necessity is the mother of precedent. Freedom of trade in
the markets of China must be secured or American industries
would suffer. And out of this difficult problem, jonn Hay,
perhaps America's greatest diplomat since the days of rank-
lin, developed as the answer "The Open Door." ' '
By its irrefutable logic, its essential righteousness, its
imminent fairness and justice, reinforced by the echoing re-
verberations of Dewey's guns at Manilla, the heroism of the
men behind the guns at Santiago and "Old Joe W'heeler'sl'
charge up San Juan Hill, the great Secretary was able to win
from the nations of the earth substantial agreement that the
commerce of China was to be kept open to all nations upon
equal terms. Thus was the open door established, and as a
result, the labor of America was employed.
American ingenuity and American machinery have large-
driven European competitors out of the field. America has
proved herself as great in the workshop as upon the battlefield.
But wars ever leave results in their train foreign to their
apparent natural results. VVhile not actually closed, the door
of eastern commerce is swinging unsteadily upon its hinges
and the sound of its closing may be heard at any minute.
Much has been said in recent years of the growing friend-
ship between Arneiica and Great Britain, which is in many
respects true. But the best of friends may be, and often are,
the keenest of business rivals. That Britain is regardless of
American supremacy in the Chinese trade is absurd. Her
people can no longer use the bugbear of fear of a Russian ad-
vance toward India when the defeated, humbled, discredited
Russian government can scarcely maintain its own existence.
The japanese are rousing as a strong man from a long
sleep. They are looking forward to a similar period of indus-
trial development following their successful war with Russia
to that which followed the Civil War in the United States.
They are looking forward to establishing themselves as "The
Yankees of the East." They look upon the trade of their
Chinese kinsmen as belonging peculiarly to themselves, and
through their ties of race and position as self-appointed pro-
tectors of their weaker cousins, they expect to reap their reward
in the golden harvest to follow their capture of the lion's share
of the commerce of the East.
In the meeting of the British commercial jealousy of her
Yankee cousins and the purposes of Japan for commercial ad-
vantages with ther continental kinsmen lies the true explana-
tion of the renewed treaty of alliance between those two na-
tions. If japan may supplant America with Britain for the
present, her future contests will be easier won. She would
rather contend with Britain ten years hence than with the un-
conquerable genius of America upon whatever field she mav
choose to contest. Therefore, it may fairly be inferred that
through the renewed treaty the established foothold of Eng-
land at Hong Kong, the practical control of Korea and thc
Russian concessions by japan, the erstwhile "Open Door" is
virtually closed in the face of Uncle Sam.
Our commercial rivals are strong in their verba assurances
that they will maintain existing conditions. But it would not
be the first time that the word of promise had been made to
the ear to be broken to the hope, not the first time that "The
hands have been the hands of Esau, but the voice, the voice
There are no uncertain political conditions in the East to
demand the presence of the European nations. Their being
there is but to hold and maintain their so-called spheres of in-
fluence. They are all committed to it. In that direction lie
their interests, for they have been proved unable to compete
fairly with the skill, enterprise and genius of America in the
world of industry and commerce. The agents of Europe are
exploiting European products where the political influence of
their counties is strongest, it is charged by those best inform-
ed, inciting the natives to boycotts of American goods.
America must, then, face the alternative of accepting
such provisions with respect to the commerce of the East as
the European nations may grudgingly dole out to her, or by
renewed diplomacy, re-establish and maintain the open door.
Failing in this, the trade of the East will be lost and the eco-
nomic crisis at home, averted a few years ago through the di-
plomacy of john Hay, will again become imminent.
. Necessity again demands a precedent. And it will come.
What it may be is yet holden from the eye, of man, but once
the problem is clearly understood, the Hrst step toward the
answer will have been made. The America whose diplomatic
genius first brought the gold and armies of France to the aid
of the infant republic during the Revolution, which won the
great Northwest Territory, pushed our borders to the Pacific,
kept European "hands off" during the Civil War, has main-
tained the Monroe Doctrine and brought our country to its
position of proud primacy among the nations, will prove ef-
ficient and sufficient, that the dignity and honor of the nation
may be maintained and continued to the fulfillment of its
divinely appointed destiny, p
SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY.
T IS in the twilight of the evening, the hour in which we
lay aside the cares of the day, and let our thoughts
wander where they will back to the past or toward the
To-night, as I sit beside the open fire, memories of the
past come and I think of the many changes time has brought
to me and those I have loved best. The day has been a very
busy one and evening has found me weary. All through the
hours of the long day I have been looking forward to this time.
ln reading over my morning paper I found the copy of a lect-
ure, "The Educated XNOIIIQII as a Political Factor," delivered
by one of my classmates of ,o6, Pres. Geery of Vassar.
The reading of this lecture called to mind the newspaper
clippings, that I have been collecting for many years, concern-
ing old classmates. And I promised myself the treat, this even-
ing, of reading over this old scrap book as Ihave done so often
before. How yellow the leaves are and how musty and old
Here on the first page is a clipping from the "Boston Lit-
erary Digest," july 3, 19102
"It is an interesting fact to note, that in a recent criti-
cism of a renowned French writer the statement was made
that 'the remarkable collection of "Ezra Letters' by Monsieur
H. Golay, present the dialect of the majority of the American
people' By critics of our own country this dialect is consid-
ered that of Missourians only."
Another clipping is from the "Warrensburg Daily Star,"
May 5, 1912:
"It is rumored thatiwe are soon to lose one of our most
popular Normal teachers, Miss Harriet Purvis. Miss Purvis is
an alumna of the Normal and has for three years been a most
successful teacher of Athletics in that school. Her engage-
ment to a famous foot-ball coach, also a Normal alumnus, has
lately been announced." -
THE Rocky MOUNTAIN NEWS.
"Morris Eby, Pres. of the Missouri Pacific R. R., with a
party of friends has been making a tour through the western
States in his private car." -
WONDERFUL SUCCESS or ST. Louis Book AGENT.
"Miss Zelpha Short, of this city, has broken the record as a
book canvasser. She has taken in, through personal canvass,
the States of Mo., Kas. and Neb. and has sold I75,000 Encyclo-
pedias within the last year. Miss Short is a very fluent and
persuasive talker and is most persistent in her manner. As a
reward for her services the company has given her a great
raise in salary."
KANSAS CITY STAR.
L Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1915.
"In the passenger list of the steamer Funston, bound for
the Philippines, the following names are giveni Miss Margaret
Robb, teacher in public schools ,Misses Elizabeth B. Miller and
Ella Mae Wilson, missionaries for Christian church, Delton Car-
ter, governor of Province of Mindanao, Capt. Roth, U. S. A.,
and wife. All of these are Missourians of whom we are justly
THE LITERARY CR1T1c.
"One of the most discussed books of the season is "The
Follies of a Strenuous Mental Life," by L. E Meador. Pub-
lished several months ago in a limited edition, it has already
been recognized as one of the most notable of recent contri-
butions to philosophy. It has the great merit of being written
in a simple and vigorous style, which makes the volume at-
tractive to both scientific and unscientiiic readers."
CENTERVIEW WEEKLX' HERALD.
"A very novel organization has recently been founded by
some Warrensburg girls. The pledge taken by a young lady
upon entering the club is to forever remain a bachelor-maid.
A heavy fine is to be paid by any member who violates the
oath. The charter members are Bess Welsh, Gladys Alwood,
Pearl Shirley, Ethyl Taylors, Elizabeth Holman, Laura Adams,
Hester Eaton, Gertrude Scott and Minnie johnson."
GREAT SPEECH IN SENATE.
Curtis E. Chrane delivers the most eloquent oration since
the time of Webster.
"Washington, D. C., Nov. 18, IQ35-HOU. C. E. Chrane
delivered this morning the most eloquent and soul-stirring
oratory heard on the floor of the Senate since the time of Cal-
hoon and Webster. The oration was on the bill now pending
in Congress as to whether the Nicaragua Canal shall be
stocked with mud-cat's or sun perch. Mr. Chrane's speech
reached its climax in a vivid and highly imaginative descrip-
tion of the mud-cat."
New York Sun, December 12, 1925.
"Miss Martha Briggs, our most noted American opera
singer, made her first appearance on the stage of her own
country last night. For iive years she has been the most pop-
ular of Grand Opera singers. Miss Briggs has sung for nearly
all the crowned heads of Europe and when in England was
most royally entertained by King Edward. Her own countrv
will not be behind these others in receiving her. Thousands
were turned away from the ticket oiiice last weekf' , A
"Prof. A. O. Rader, head of the Department of Classical
Languages at Harvard, has just turned out from press the
first edition of his 'Latin Prose Composition." It is generally
conceded that Mr. Rader's work is greatly superior to jones'
on the same subiect. The striking feature of the work is 165
pages in the appendix devoted to a tract on "Conditional Sen-
tences in Indirect Discourse." From this portion of the work
alone, Prof. Rader has won undying fame and the gratitude
of all Sophs for generations to come."
- LONDON NEWS.
"One of the most noticed of American belles in London
this season is Miss Maud Thornhill. Princes and dukes are
offering to exchange their titles for her wealth. Although
Miss Thornhill has declared that she will wed only a plain
American citizen, the Duke D' Orsay, of Paris, seems to stand
highest in her favor."
"Mr, James F. Aber, the renowned scientist and mathe-
matician has just completed a series of experiments in his
magnificent Berlin laboratory. The object of these experi-
ments was to ascertain the cause of love. Mr. Aber has found,
developed and has n his possession millions of love-causing
microbes. Mr. Aber, a confirmed old bachelor unintentionally
exposed himself to the microbes and within a few days was
bou11d in the adamantine chains of matrimonyf'
This is the last item in the scrap book and I wish that I
have something here about every member of the old class of
1906. But there are quite a number of them who have never
achieved great fame and yet they are not forgotten, for I am
sure that in their quiet way they are striving to make the
wfprld better. 'Some few, I have heard, have united in their
"Oh, there are voices of the past,
Links of a broken chain,
Wings that can bear me back to times,
Which cannot come again,
Yet God forbid that I should lose,
The echoes that remain."
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HISTORY OF THE JUNIOR CLASS.
"There will be a called meeting of the juniors, at recess in Room 4.-I. SEXTON, Pres."
l-IE above notice was read in the chapel of the Warrensburg State Normal School one morning early in the year
1906. Being especially interested in the juniors, I hastened to Room 4 in advance. of that worthy body, and
was greatly impressed with the sight that I soon witnessed. There were tall Juniors, and short Juniors, fat
juniors and lean Juniors, some graceful, some awkward, but as a whole, the most intelligent looking body or
students l have ever seen. ' ,
l soon learned that the greater part of them claimed grand old Missouri as their home, and had that enthusiasm
and patriotism with which every Missouri boy and girl is naturally endowed. All had passed through the trials and trib-
ulations of Freshmen, had overcome the perplexities of Sophomores, and were now ambitious and industrious Juniors--
cach showing some marked characteristic, promising future usefulness and success.
Among the fifty-three juniors, every field of science, literature and art was represented. ,Twould be a Herculean
task to describe the various talents of the fifty-three. A 3
The President presided with dignity, and the Secretary was Os-good as good could be. Many of this class were of
literary turn of mind, and they boasted of having the Editor-in-Chief of the 'lSun-Dialf, as one of their members. Qthers
had won some distinction as writers of short stories for prefious class annuals, and some had even written poetry. Yet
others had gained prominence in scientific work, and still others had won fame in wrestling with heroes of the past-
Yergil, Cicero and others equally noted. .
Every society, association and branch of the school work was represented -by some member of the class. Orators, de-
baters and young ladies with histrionic inclinations swelled its ranks. All were pushing toward the same goal-striving
to get so many units, and then go forth to that great work-naniely, the training of the child-mind. All showed determin-
ation to accomplish these plans, and I remembered the old adage: "VVhere there 's a will, there 's a way."
0 For three years this class has worked and worried, but with unequaled courage, have they labored on. No brighter
minds have entered the walls of any school! Such diversity of talent has never been displayed! ! Such a galaxy of intel-
lects has never been dreamed of! ! ! Slowly but surely they are drawing nigh Seniofdom, Que by One, in the puz-
zlmg grade-books of teachers, blossom the grades so fair, the forget-me-nots of the Juniors.
The meeting wasadjourned. They passed to their respective classes to labor on. The ,humble scribe departed--
fully convinced of the impossibility of declaring what the outcome of such an illustrious class could, or would be,
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Class Colors: SIUITUI' and lVl11'fc. .Class FYOTQWI lfljflliff' Cfl""f7fl071'
Morro: ."O11zc'c11'd and 1zjvw01'd."'
R011 ! Rah ! Rah !
The class of 1908 is composed of one hundred two members, representing two States, one Territory and thirtyfeight
counties of Missouri. lt is a class of genuine worth. Think of the victory won by T. H. Douglas over the Seniors in the
Uratorical Contest. Nlr. Douglas represented the State in :he Inter-State Uratorical Contest held in May, and two other
Sophomores took part in the Declamatory Contest.
The juniors call ns a class of "wise foolsf, but when it comes to basketball, Curnutt, Dyer, I-loman, Klapmeyer and
Stewart make the juniors look like a south Missouri vineyard after a heavy frost in May. Half the baseball team is
composed of Sophomores.
XVe stand at the front in both mental and physical contests. Wfith all our victories our heads are reared high and may be
slightly enlarged, but our hat-bands are yet unbroken. A Q
Une of the brilliant Sophomores gives us the following as a sample of his many literary productions: it
Une day while the Butler was out walking on the SC21shore with a daughter ol his master, and talking about the
libbs of the tide, he suddenly discovered a Neetajt and beautiful Brown Muff blown 'towards them by the Wliiiiifcll. They
waited for it, but it Quickflyj turned a sharp Angle and blew into a Moorefwerj standing in a Meadorfowj bordering on
the seashore. They tried to get the Mui? but seeing a Cloud, start for the Massefyjive mansion which Loomtejs up
against the sky dark as flijnight. They finally reached home and were met at the door by the master.
T116 HGH Clay 'LUCY WC11'f Zlgaili to get the p1'iZ6, but QliScovered that it was gone. They soon found the Stewartlrll
and the Millers daughter who were out enjoying the air and sunshine. Both knew that the Muff was gone and each girl
consolcd the other with, "l7Vell. you can not use it your Self, and anyhow I would not be so mean as to Steetajl anything
that belonged to another." Then they went home and thatrnight dreamed of sour grapes. '
' --XV. A. PTORSMAN, a Sophomore.
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SEN IOR'S ADVICE TO FRESHIES
Don't hide away from chapel, Freshies
'Don't whistle in the halls-
Don't throw your paper on the lloor
Don't scribble on the walls.
.Don't speak until you 're spoken to-
fi Dont put your heels down strong
p Don't be afraid of library books.
Don't 'keep them out too long.
Don't tafilttofhear the ethic talks.
Doii-'tvfiget Qin a' Seniorls way.
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Don't speak as if you know a thing.
Don't give your temper sway. X
Don't ever sit on the window-sills.
Dont grin during chapel talks.
Don't meddle with the Flower-beds.
Don't get your feet off the walks
Don't iniss any of the lecture course.
D Don't get there after eight.
And don't forget that rubber band
To strap around your pate.
-LENA M. PETTX
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Y. W. C. A. CABINET 1906-07.
EDNA L. STERLING, President.
To make jesus Christ real to every girl in school.
ANNA CLAUD, Vice-President. CLARA DAVIS, Treasurer.
To make association work a part of every girl's life. Giving is a privilege and pleasure.
MAUDE BON DURANT, Secretary. MADGE MCNAIR, Devotional.
To leave systematic helpful records. To live much with G3 .
ELLEN ALFTER, Bible. CARRIE COUCHMAN.
To make the Bible the basis of true life study. To catch the spirit of universal love
SUsIE GOACH, Intercollegiate. LEESON COOK, Social,
To keep in touch with the world's work. Be happy, make others happy.
We were represented at the Nashville Convention by two
strong members. '
Our entire cabinet will attend the Summer Conference at
Waterloo, Iowa, in August. C .
The president of the Association 1905-06 is president of
the Senior Class.
Enrollment for 1905-o6-130.
Who are they? The strongest girls in school.
We have a newly furnished hall in the Gymnasium. It
will soon be the most attractive room in school.
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C. A. CABINET,
THE Y. 1VI. C. A.
Q QU ask, "What is it ?', It is now a World-Wide movement composed of young men who are trying to do Chris-
tian work of some kind. It had its beginning in London about sixty years ago, and now has its adherents in
every quarter of the globe. It found its way early into the colleges of America and from them it made its
way into those of Europe, Asia and Africa. The college Y. M. C. A. movement has now taken the name of the
Worltl's Student Christian Federation representing I4OO colleges, about 40 races, and IO countries, there being a member-
ship of about 5o,ooo men in the United States. f
The student movement of North America is divided into five districts, each of which holds annually a conference for
the purpose of formulating plans for effective Work. Qur State bGloHgS in the district Of the Cer1tralWest,tl1e COI1fCf611CC
of which is held at Lake Geneva, Wiscoiisiii. Qur asssociation sends delegates to this conference annually. Last year
42 colleges were represented at this conference, and 66 delegates were sent by Missouri. A
The Y. M. C. A. of this State holds a convention each year, the latter part of November, each association of the
State being entitled to as large a delegation as it is able to send. This year our association sent eight men to the con-
vention at Sedalia. 'We expect in the near future to hold the State convention in VVarrensburg. In March the Y. M.
C. A. will hold a presidents'conference, composed of officers of the different associations of the State.
This year the Student Volunteer convention, which is held every four years, met at Nashville, Tenn., when our asso-
ciation was represented by Mr. Burrus and Mr. Frost. This convention was composed of the largest student body that
ever convened in America, and it is hoped that much and lasting good will result from the inspiration it afforded.
The Work of the Y. M. C. A. has been recognized by the Board of Regents and when the new Gymnasium was
planned, they considered our needs and gave the association a room for permanent headquarters, where the association ex-
pects to do more effective work than heretofore. One of the means of efficiency 'Ne are anticipating with special pleas-
ure, is a library which is much needed and which we hope to have as soon as possible. The inquirer will note that We are
but a part of a great Christian movement. L. I. NEII7ER'l', ,o7,
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TI-IIE CAMPBELL LITERARY soc1ETY.
GD E are the Cafnpbells whose very name suggests strength, patience and endurance. We are from all parts uf
the State and have even drawn to us a few girls from other States, so far-reaching is our influence. The lit-
erary society is the link without which the chain of education would be incomplete. It draws the girls closer
together and fits them better for their life work. D 1
This year we have more than thirty girls who have been with us in former years. This adds dignity to the society
work. Then we have older heads than any of ours to guide, advise and plan for us. These are certain members of the
Faculty to whom we owe many thanks. i 4
This year about thirty-live bright, active and unselfish girls have joined our ranks. The society is proud of thesc
new members, and to them we fearlessly trust the future of the society. e
Disadvantages have been met and surmounted. '. During last summerls vacation, the old Campbell Hall was taken
for a recitation-room and at the beginning of the fall term the 'Campbells began to meet in Room 12. Here we met the first
half of the year, here we gave our programmes and received our visitors, here we gave the Campbell and Irving yell at
contest time. It was all very plain and prosaic, and in contrast to our own cozy hall, but it was comfortable and served
as a meeting-place when we had no other home. I
A change came over our hopes one day when we were told that we were to have an abiding-place in the new Gym-
nasium, the south tower room. This meant a pretty, fresh room with a beautiful window-seat. Interest and enthusiasm
have awakened in our members, and although as yet we have accomplished very little, we hope that at the beginning of
the next regular term our hall will be so attractive and pretty that girls will be drawn naturally to it. We hope to have
a pretty carpet, artistic curtains, a pretty window-seat and pillows, and, taken as whole, an attractive room, in which the
color scheme is green. I
The girls quickly responded to a call for a free-will offering and much interest is manifested in every business meet-
ing. Seven girls took part in our preliminary contest-an unusually large number. Miss Jeanette Weiglit is to represent
us in the inter-society Declamatory Contest. .
Twice have the Campbells appeared alone in Expression Hall and once in joint session with the Irvings. The annual
Colonial party given by our society, was enjoyed by all who attended. During the lirst half of the year Miss Gladys
Allwood occupied the president'Schair. During the last half, Miss Pearl Shirley efficiently performed the duties of
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ORIGIN OF THE IRVIN G LITERARY SOCIETY.
lFrom the papyrus of 11 recently discovered Homeric Hymn.l I
LL omens being portent in the heroic age, in the reign
of President Osborne, fifteen brave and fearless men,
C9 desirous of new affairs, met for the purpose of
forming this august body predestined to shape the
destiny of the world.
The doors having been barred, they debated among
themselves all of the greatest names known to mankind with
a view of choosing the most worthy as the title of the organ-
ization for which they shouldlive, aye! more, for which they
should die if need be so.
Hesitating to take so great a step without advice, they
sought the haunts of the sage Captain Bahlmann. He was
found as usual, walking in the public gardens. Around him
clustered a crowd of young men, perfectly trained in the
scientific art of human locomotion. Never a one was seen with
the' stooping shoulders brought about by bending over
Before our heroes could gain the attention of the leader
of this peripatetic band, the beautiful youths were marching
in the opposite direction in obedience to the sharp command,
"Right about, forward, march? Then turning to our band,
the sage said, "Young men, hasten to the Grove of Zeus." The
Grove of Zeus was composed of large oak trees, like unto
the Oaks of Dudona, thickly studding the hills, surrounding
Pertle Springs, that famous mythological spring which is said
to be the Pierian Spring appearing again after wandering
countless leagues underground. Here even yet the Modern
Muses come to drink. Its limpid waters How through the
glen murmuring such entrancing music that even the stars
stop their endless cycle to catch the silvery strains.
Hither the heroes wended their way and as they were
listening to catch the message of the gods from the rustling
leaves, suddenly Zeus appeared. In an authoritative tone he
commanded that the shades of all the great heroes should as-
semble in common council. P
They didso, an this was perhaps the greatest and most
distinguished meeting that hoary time has ever witnessed.
Here with mortal men were assembled the shades of jason,
Captain Kidd, Hercules, John Smith, Diedrich Knickerbocker.
Rip Van Winkle and many more presided over by the stern
and awful Zeus. ' L
The Olympian counsellor stated that the object of this as--
sembly was to determine once for all who was the greatest
historian of the ages, in order that this new band might take
his name for a title. A L A '
After many discussions the venerable Knickerbocker
arose. At once silence reigned and as he presented the vir-
tues of his hero, a wave of response swept over his hearers.
When he had finished they hastenedsto cast the votes, the re-
sult. being that VVashington Irving was unanimously pro-
claimed to be the greatest of the great historians. As it
seemed meet to raise a battle-cry at such a time, they gath-
ered into a square and gave the cry that has since become
famous: I ,
"SUCH Socil S0ciz'ee!!
I1fz1ing's! Ir7Ji1frg's! Yes-sir'-ee! !
Rah! Rah! ! Rah! ! !"
So great was the cry, it is said that on certain occasions
one may yet hear it as it reverberates with ever increasing in-
tensity over the hills and through an imposing temple of learn-
ingvwhich stands near by in solemn and imposing grandeur.
' -LEONARD BURRUS, 'o7.
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THE OSBORNE LITERARY SOCIETY.
OME years ago there existed a number of literary soci-
eties in the school, one of which was known as the
Q "Crescent Literary Society". Five girls saw lit to
withdraw from this organization. These hve, Mayme
Stuart, Edmonda Nickerson, Carrie De Graw, Verda Bell,
Selma Achenbach tMrs. blames Thorntonj joined by Effie
Tweed, Charlotte Price, Grace Crafton CMrs. James Blandj,
Olive Martin and Emma Serl met and organized a new society.
The organization for the brief time of two months bore the
name "Lit-Cult-Individ," i. e., literature, culture, and indivi-
duality. These words clearly show the standard of the organ-
ization, for it stood for all that is expressed in the words.
At the end of two months it was decided that from that
time on the organization should be known as the "Osborne
Literary Society" in honor of the beloved Dr. Osborne. With-
in the Hrst year of the society's existence yellow and white
were chosen as its colors, and "Once an Osborne, Always an
Osborne" as its motto.
The yell that was selected that iirst year has been used on
many occasions, but it has since been somewhat modified.
The Hrst yell was
Rah! Rah! yellow!
Rah! Rah! white!
They 're all right!
The society pin worn by Osbornes of nineteen hundred six is
the same in design as those worn by Osbornes of the past nine
years, this pin not having been selected until about two years
after the society was organized.
The constitution of the organization has been amended
from time to time as became necessary. p
then the limit was extended to fifty, and again to sixty-live,
which is the present number not including associate members.
The society has always endeavored to makeits work prolit-
At one time the membership was limited to twenty-live,
able, interesting and varied, the programs consisting from
time to time of miscellaneous, music, study of authors, maga-
zine and book reviews, study of history and of the plays of
The society has not only shown ehiciency in presenting
excellent programs but has evinced laudable pride in beauti-
fying its hall. We shall soon be just as proud of our walls
and curtains as of our carpet, and we are very much pleased
with the picture of Dr. Osborne, that hangs in our hall.
The standing of our members in school is of the highest,
and those who have gone out from us have won places of
honor and inlluence. Edith Geery is President of the Senior
Class, and of Y. W. C. A., and associate editor of THE 'SUN
DIAL. Zelpha Short is class editor for the Senior Class. Flor-
ence Bliss is an assistant in manual training. Pauline Hum-
phreys won a prize in the Agriculture Class. -
In 1904 Lucile Duff carried off honors in declamatory con-
test, and last year Zelpha Short won nrst place.
Miss Mayme Stuart, one of our charter members, is the
author of a book entitled "Unspotted from the World," and
she is now editor of the "Missouri Odd Fellow," a paper pub-
lished in Kansas City. Miss Mae Clark, a member of our
faculty, was one of our number when 'a student. Of course
she has remained true to the motto, "Once an Osborne always
an Osborne." Miss LenaiBell, an honorary member, has com-
posed a piece of music. Mrs. Guinn has composed a lullabyg
and Miss Carhart, a former member of the Faculty and one of
our members has won much fame in this State and surround-
ing States by her artistic paintings. She has a studio in War-
rensburg. A number of our members have held positions in
the schools of Kansas City and St. Louis, others have been
sent to various parts of the United States. Mary Miller, of
the class 1905, has a position in the Utah Normal School.
We feel that our record is a good one, not because we are
Osbornes but because of what we, as Osbornes, stand for.
THE QSBORNE LITERARY SOCIETY
IVlz00-1111! fVl100-1111! lVl10 are -we?
B11c011's, 31150115 boys are wc!
R11s11c1's, Hzzsffcm, Rah! Ruiz! Rah!
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llli superior advantages given by the Wfarrensburg
State Normal are recognized by educators and by
all 'friends of education, in the United States.
Not least among these advantages is the train-
ing received through the literary socities-six in number,
three for boys and three for girls-composed of the leading
students of the Normal. Of these societies, the Baconian-, is
the oldest, having been organized .lanuary 20, 1881, when
fifteen of the most progressive men of the Normal-F. M.
l'ayne, -I. XY. llolton, ,l. XY. Howell, bl. XV. Diffendorfer, L.
X1Vebb, T. ll. lloolin, KY. NX-'illiams, XV. S. Bridges, George
XYilliams, .lohn XX1'atkins, XVIII. F. lelinckly, R. H. Emberson,
T. Il. Ilalsey, F. XY. l'loger and S. F. McNair-met in the
room of R. ll. limbefson. F. Xl. l'ayne was chosen presi-
dent and j. XY. Mowell, first secretary- Mr. Payne being a
member of the Faculty, was given the honor of naming the
society. lle christened it "'l'f11' 1311601111111 LIifC1'ClI'-X' SOC1'c1'y."
Only one of the fifteen charter members, Mr. llloger,
ever completed the advanced course. He has been a success-
ful teacher ever since his graduation in 1885, having been su-
perintendent at Booneville schools, and for a number of years,
superintendent of Lebanon schools. R. H. Emberson has
probablyachieved still greater success, having been assistant
State superintendent of schools.
Soon after the organization the meeting-s were trans-
ferred to the Normal, meeting in Room 15. The next year
the society came into possession of its present hall. The ex-
penses of fitting up the hall were defrayed by proceeds from
entertainments, open sessions, lectures, etc. Some of the pict-
ures purchased then still decorate the walls of the hall, and
former members visiting the hall,..are thrilled with gladness
by the thought which these pictures recall.
Among those early enrolled who have made a name in the
world, we find the names of Chas. I. Crawford, Chas. NVhite.
Louis Kaepsel, Urville lg'ennock, Lewis Nelson, Frank Deen-
wester, B. L. Seawell, Everett Mcliaskell, Chas. Mcliaskell,
Joe Bryson, Chas. Houts, George McCurdy, Jas. A. Kemper,
Herman Kiehl, J. M. Guinn, Robt, Zoll, I. L. Ferguson and
others. These are only a few of a long list.
ln looking over our society roll-books, we find many hon-
ored names. "Some are',in our Legislative Halls, some are
occupying the judges bench, others are ministers, lawyers,
doctors, publishers, superintendents of schools, engineers, sec-
retaries to senatorsyand in fact, wherever a capable man is
demanded there the Baconian finds his opportunityf'
"Une of our members is now taking advanced training in
the N. E. Conservatory of Music, lioston, and has won an
enviable reputation as a pianist. Our Normal gives four of
our boys a place on her Faculty: Marion Sims employs a
Baconian as assistant surgeon, the Normal of Vffisconsin, lo-
cated at NVest Superior, intrusts the instruction of future
teachers in that State in the realm of science to a Baconiang
and classic old Yale honors a Baconian as a member of her
"Our past history is inspiring, our present work speaks
for itself: our future is bright-promising greater things in
the way of success than either our past or present achieve-
ments: our aim-to make the name 'lilaconian' a complete syn-
onym for successf'
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HISTORY OF PERICLEANS.
The infancy of the Pericleani Literary Society began in
the Y. XV. C. A. Hall in 1903 with fifteen charter members.
In a few months the society outgrew this temporary home
and advanced to the kindergarten room where in less than
three years it has become the equal in literary achievement of
any other society in the Normal School. .
The high degree of excellence to which this society has
attained is due primarily to its purpose which is to teach
develop the originality of each member. Moreover jthe train?
ing fits them for their places among womennin the social cir-
cle and in the literary world.
The interest and earnestnessVuwhich Visinianifestecl in ev-
ery programme or entertainment given by the Periclean So-
ciety, wins the admiration of the audience. K
This society represents some of the most talented young
ladies in the XAf2lI'1'C1'lSlJLll'g State Normal School, and the pleas-
ure of the Friday afternoons which we shall always remem-
ber with pleasure, is due to their untiring efforts.
Some of our girls have won honors for which they will
always be rememberedt Ulsa Sehrt won first place in the Ora-
torical .Contest of Ioogg and Emma Hyatt carried off the honf
ors of the classof 1905. , i
....We have been struggling against adverse circumstances,
not shaving, secureda permanent hall, until january of this
yearQ.iQYet during' our 'brief existence a reputation has bein
self-control, deeper thinking, extemporaneous spieiakingT-and' A
established of"'which our members may feel proud.
Logokiiigfibacik, upon the past with pride. and forward m
anticiipiation of i-,A. greater attainments, every faithful worker who
is privilegedlto yygeiaiftlie Cream and Qld Rose, feel "I shall
never ge't"i"sfoif'ar away from the Periclean Literary Society,
that in moments of reverie my musing will not carry me back
to the struggle, the defeats, and the triumphs of our pleasant
fellowship." . .
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At the beginning of the scholastic years of 1894-5, a lit-
tle band of young men was permitted to assemble in a dark
room in the basement for a purpose second to none in the de-
velopment of that which is practically progressive and good
We are proud to-day to be able to say the labors of this
band of heroes were not in vain, for from the organization
formed by them has grown one of the foremost literary socie-
ties of the school, "The Athenian."
From this meeting place stairs have been climbed until
a permanent home has been secured upon the third Hoor, or
which every Athenian, if he were to express his sentiments,
would proudly say, "Athens! Athens! Athens! Our proud
and happy home we love thee !"
To the character of the weekly programmes that are so
carefully prepared and earnestly and slcillfuly carried out, is
due to the efficiency of the society. In the arrangement of
these programmes new members are especially looked after
and assigned work suited to their tact and ability.
The work began this year with unusual vigor probably
due to the efforts of our noble leader, L. E. Meador. Wlien
at the close of the first quarter, new officers were elected, Jas.
Dittemore was chosen president by a unanimous vote. Breast-
ing the storms with an undaunted heart, rushing past the siren
isles, this leader has safely anchored that favorite old ship,
"Victory', at the Athenian port.
Such has been the life of Athens. Who will venture to
predict her future when by her stands an invincible Pericles,
ever ready and willing to extend to her that wisdom and elo-
quence which made for that ancient city her Golden Age?
Athens deserves high admiration, not only because of so
many victories won, but for her equitable and mild temper,
which all along in the many affairs of her life and in the great
animosities which she incurs, she has constantly maintained,
and also for the high spirit and feeling, which makes one re-
gard it the noblest of all her honors that, in the exercise of
such power, she never wishes to, gratify her envy or passion,
nor ever to treat an enemy unkindly.
It is these things and these alone that cause the Athen-
ians to declare themselves "IT.,'
-P. J. NICIQINLEY.
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Bess Miller, '06,
Martha Briggs, 06.
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Estaline VVils0n, '05.
Carrie Callaway, '09,
Ethel Carstarphen, '08
Charliene Briggs, '07,
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EZRA 'S SEARCH FOR TI-IE MAGIC SI-IEEPSKIN.
f A Selection from The Tangled-up Tales.j
9 . I am going to tell you now,
gfjclgg about Ezra and the Magic Sheep-
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, qgE-T1f'r- ' "ij and perseverence. Ezra Was the
'E' son of pa and ma, andabrother to
f I I the wonderful maiden, Christine, of
whose beauty and wisdom I have
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be his. It was a Magic
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brave youth who had set
out to Win it, had fallen by
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For this Magic Sheep-
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EE 'Q' distant land, and to
Lg-Q reach it one had to over-
come the most terrible dangers and suffer untold privations.
But of these you shall hear more soon.
You may be sure there was great consternation in Ezra's
family when he revealed to them his resolution. They knew
the awful perils he must face, and because they loved Ezra so
dearly, for he was a good youth, they grieved exceedingly at
the thought of what might happen to him. But Ezra's kins-
men were wise. They knew that the lad's fortune would be
made if he succeeded, so they agreed to refer the matter to
Ezra's grandmother and abide by her decision. This ancient
and venerable lady said she felt it in her bones that Ezra would
get that Sheepskin if he started after it. So it was decided, and
on the appointed day, Ezra bade his family an affecting fare-
well, and departed in tears and his Sunday suit, to win the
Magic Sheepskin. 1
I shall not tell you all of Ezra's adventures, my little
hearers, although they are both interesting and instructive,
but I am sure you will want to know how he made this long
journey. When he had come to the great castle from which
he must start, he learned that there were two Ways in which
he might travel, either he must go the whole distance on foot,
or if he preferred, he might ride a pony. You remember,
children, that I told you that this was a Magic Sheepskin, and
although it might be won by some one who rode thither on a
pony, yet because of its magic properties, it would be almost
Worse than useless to him, and be constantly getting him into
So Ezra decided to go on foot, and cum multissimis sociis,
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set out on his four years journey-for few indeed could hope
to accomplish the distance in less time. Hardly had they
started, when they saw two giants approaching. They were
dressed in sober brown, and appeared quite harmless. But
when they had come nearer, Ezra knew. them to be none other
than Collar and Daniel Calthough which was Collar and which
Daniel, he was altogether unable to tellj, the far-famed leaders
of a mighty host of stout warriors, whose duty it was to slay
every one who ventured forth in search of the Magfc Sheepskin.
These warriors at once began a fierce attack with curious
weapons designed especially for cruelty and torture. There
were double-edged thematic and athematic, verbs, curved
ablatives, sharp genitives and powerful datives but more ter-
rible than any of these were the great hurling engines, the
subjunctives. To add to the horror, there were pieces of a
very slick material known as Uagreementi' strewn all over the
field, and on these the luckless youths were constantly slipping.
When Ezra had fought his way out of the territory of Collal'
and Daniel, he looked about for his socifi. Many were slain.
Some had given up, and returned to the castle. But the
equites had suffered the most terrific loss, for a great many of
the ponies had been killed, thus leaving their masters helpless,
or they had stampeded and carried their riders to violent
Nowljthose who remained alive took counsel together, as
to whether they should 'proceed on their journey. They knew
that they had come into aland called Gaul, and that omfrms
Gallia 7:71, ins pcwtis-difufisa est, that this land was ruled by a
great Roman general, one Julius Caesar, and also that there
were many fierce bands of Nervii, Belgae, Helvetiae and
Haedui, common enemies to themselves and to Caesar. Some
faint-hearted youths turned back. but Ezra and the more
valiant pushed on Now in the land of Collar and Daniel
these youths had captured many of their enemies' weapons,
and so were better able to withstand the dreadful onslaughts
that were made upon them. Tribe after tribe they conquered,
until at last they stood before the great Caesar, 'l:pS6. Here
they made' their last stand. Everything had to be done by
Caesar. Spectators sat upon the highest hills, banners waved,
the Roman eagles screamed. They fought from the rising till
the setting of the sun, and when all was over, Caesar was con-
quered, Ovfegetorfix movftuus est.
Two years had now passed, and few indeed were left cf all
that gallant band that had begun the journey so joyfully. A
new danger threatened the survivors, for they found themselves
upon the shores of a great sea. Formerly the whole journey
was overland, but their predecessors had wept this whole sea
of briny tears, and they must cross it, although it was swelled
considerably by their own. Finally they procured some frail
canoes, but before setting out they consulted the Delphic
oracle, for advice as to their further procedure. They burned
midnight oil at her altar for many nights, and at last she spoke
thus: "Paddle your own canoe !" Cheered by these words of
wisdom, they hastened at once e portu egredi. Hardly had the
shore sunk from view, when they heard strains of the most
entrancing music-The Normal Glee Clubs! EZra recognized the
danger, and shouted a warning to his socivl. Then tying his
bandana tightly over his ears, he rowed with allhis might, and
was soon beyond danger. But alas! Some had weakly
listened to the Glee Clubs, who sang of an easy road called the
"English Coursef' by which they could quickly and easily
reach the Magic Sheepskin. These unfortunate youths were
never heard of again.
And now, children, our heroes had reached the most
perilous part of their journey. Before them lay the great
whirlpools-jones and Cicero. Without warning, the fragile
canoes were drawn into the seething, whirling waters, and a
scene of utter confusion followed. Sometimes the unfortun-
ate youths were completely up in the air,-again they were
entirely submerged. In the intervals when they were able to
keep their heads above water, they could be heard to gasp:
"Quai est, Ezra? Ubfmam gentium sumus? O zfemporaf O
'm,o1'es!" After what seemed to him about a century, Ezra was
cast, bruised and battered, upon the shore. But where were
his companions? Ezra ran wildly up and down the beach call-
ing them by nan1e, and just as he had despaired of seeing any of
them again, one poor fellow floated up, unconscious, indeed,
but firmly lashed to an idiom. When he had been revived,
and after burning a few barrels of midnight oil to celebrate
their escape, they continued their journey.
It was not long before they came to the grove which was
the home of the frightful dragon which guarded the Magic
Sheepskin, a monster so terrifying in appearance that even
stout-hearted Ezra was daunted. This dragon had an armor-
like covering of over-lapping papers, which were gory with red
ink. Forked lines of scansion darted through his eye-glasses,
and he emitted his breath in fierce puffs. To Ezra it sounded
like "Parse! Parse! Parse!" The name of this dreadful
beast was Virgil.
Now Ezra's companion said to him: "Noble Ezra, on our
journey thither I saw a pony grazing, even the Horse of Troy.
Let us ride forth upon him to meet this dragon, for surely we
shall perish if we make the attempt on foot." And so deter-
mined was he, that although Ezra exerted all his oratory, he
was unable to dissuade him. Unfortunately nothing so enraged
the dragon as the sight of a pony. No sooner, therefore, had
he beheld the eques, than he bounded upon him, and with one
gulp, ended the adventures of Ezra's last socius.
But the Horse of Troy was very tough because of his great
age, and the rider because of having once been quarter back
on the Normal Football team, and they were no sooner swal-
lowed than the dragon showed signs of great distress. Ezra
rushed up wld tempowjs, and with a few judicious thrusts of an.
Exclamatory Accusative, slew the dragon.
The last obstacle overcome, Ezra pushed on with beating
heart. Quite unexpectedly he found himself in the center of
a flower-banked stage, before a great multitude of spectators.
As in a dream he listened while the orchestra pathetically ren-
dered page I, number 15 forgotten now were all the toil, pri-
vations and perils, as Ezra realized that in his hands, neatly
rolled in its pasteboard box, he held the Magic Sheepskin.
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M111 ' N 1 1.5! A
NE beautiful day in the spring
of the year 476, A.D., an event
of momentous importance to
the world happened.
On that morning the sun rose
bright and clear over the beautiful
Po valley, and the birds vied with
each other in seeing which could
produce the most enchanting songs.
Their voices blended in one grand
melodious strain that filled with
gladness the heart of him who heard
it, and unconsciously he joined his
voice in the beautiful song of the
The air was heavily laden with
the perfume of flowers, among
which could be heard the hum of
AN HISTORICAL EVENT.
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many bees as they gathered the nectar from the honey-cup of
me many sweet-scented blossoms.
The tradesman, the artisan, the peasant and the sailor
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each went to his duties in an un-
usually happy frame of mind.
In the sparkling sand on the shores
of the river Po groups of happy
Roman boys were engaged in 'wrest-
ling matches and mimic gladatori-
But as the sun approached the
meridian a strange hush fell over
everything. The birds no longer
sang, the workmen were depressed,
the bees seemed to have ceased from
their labors, and the children had
forsaken their sports. A vague
uneasiness prevaded the city of
just as the dial indicated the
sixth hour a report was heard, a
a report so fearful, so terrific, so appalling that it was
heard and its effect felt throughout all Europe. What was
this that caused consternation! It was only the "Fall of Rome."
MODEL RECITATION IN ADVANCED AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS.
Tr. fRegister open before him on desk, looking over
classjj "XNhere 's Sister Morton this morning P" "Well give
her my regards."
Q Miss Morton entersj
Tr. Qcrossing out absent markj : "Speak of an angel and
it will surely appearf'
Starritt: "She 's just stayed out to get to' be called thatf'
Tr.: "If you get to doing that I 'll have to put the fnon'
in front. Where 's our friend Phillips, sick? Well, give
him a dose of quinine every two hours. I don't want to be
partial, treat 'em all alike, dose of quinine every two hours'
"Well, where did we leave off yesterday, Chrane, 'Question
eight?' " ..
Tr.: "VVell, Chrane, was it possible to bring the North
and South together and avoid war after S. C. had seceded ?,'
Chrane: 'T was possible, but not probable."
Nidert Cafter laughter had subsidedj : "It was absolute-
ly impossible to bring about any reconciliation between the
North and South at this time. Things had been let run too
long. If Lincoln had been elected President when Buchanan
was elected, I believe war could have been and would have
been averted, but at this time both sides were in such an atti-
tude of mind that reason could not move them. I believe that
at this time no power could have brought about any agree-
ment between the two sides by which the union could have
been peacefully maintained."
Chrane: "VVe say that 'with God all things are possible."
I think that I-Ie had control at this time and could have kept'
the States together without war."
Nidert: "We are not studying the history of God, nor
by this question are we expected to enter into a discussion re-
garding the Omnipotence or Qmniscience of the Supreme
Being. If such power were to be considered it would be ab-
surd to ask the question."
Tr.: "Well, we ,ll put this down as one of the questions
to decide on the first day of April twenty years from now,
when we 'll all meet together once more. You must remem-
ber this class, if you have the truth you have history, if you
have not the truth you have not historyf'
' "What made the Southern States so willing to come to-
gether after they had seceded ?"
Miss Allwood: 'Because they had a common enemy, the
Tr: "Sure, sure. Now Brother john and I used to have
a little trouble of our own sometimes, but just let an outsider
come in, then look out. It used to happen too that when we fl
have this little trouble between our selves that father would
take us down behind the barn and give each of us a little
'hickory-oil.' Wl1CHl1C,d get through with us one 'd go one
way an' the other, the other and when we ,cl meet on the
other side of the barn we were friends-common enemy, you
see. My good people, what held the thirteen colonies together
during our little affair with Johnnie Bull? Tho same thing,
exactly, class- "
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spent in social culturej
IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENTS.
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The Battle of Get His Burg
The Advance on Ma's Cow
The Siege of jerry Coe.
of Wilson Screak.
of Chickey Maugy.
of VVate1' Lou.
of Waller Lot.
of New or Leans.
Battle of Aunt E3t,E1ll. Miss Runyon: "Mr, Baker give a brief biography ot
Battle of P. Ridge. Mary, Queen of Scots."
Battle of the Five Forks. Mr. Baker: "She did not accomplish very much but l
Selvidge elected captain of Senior Basketball Team. don't think she was to blame."
The Business Manager had his picture taken for the
The Death of the "Sun Dial." Miss Runyon: "NVhat advantage is there in a long ieign
Wfm F. Smith discovers that he was born short in of a king P"
affection. junior: "It fills up the reservoirs.
At the beginning of the term, Prof. Demand gave a list
of books for reference in History Class, A few days later, one
of the students came to him and said, "Prof Demand, I can't
find any of these references in the libraryf' "Let me see what
you have," said the professor. Upon looking over the list it
was found to read like this: '
VVar of the Rose-bushes.
Brice's Common VVell.
Toss Well and Long XVeed.
Guessed History of England.
Life of Sock Rates.
Old Tails of Grease.
Miss Olgy of The Ancients. a
Stoics, Epicureans and Dyspeptics
Story of the Dar Cages.
Mtss NELL'S FOURTH.
HE Hrst streaks of light were just beginning to appear
over the still, sleeping city of D-. On this morn-
- ing of the glorious Fourth, Tommy N orthrup, a small
E boy of about seven years, could be seen to creep noise-
lessly down the stone steps of a large brick residence located
in the most aristocratic section of the city and carefully steal
across the yard and take his stand under an upstairs window
of the adjacent house with a manner indicating that some mis-
chievous plot was brewing. His eyes fairly danced with mis-
chief, his brown curls seemed to stand out with a mischievous
air, and at broad smile which grew broader and broader, the
nearer he approached the house clearly indicated that some one
was to be the victim of a Fourth of July joke.
xvhen' he reached the window, he hastily glanced upward
to where the thin muslin curtains are beginning to flutter in
the morning breeze. Then from under his coat, he produced
a gigantic lirecracker, applied a match and sprang to a safe
distance just as it exploded with a noise that caused even
Tommy to clap his hands over his ears--his eyes all the time
fixed on that window.
Hardly was the explosion over when the curtains were
hurriedly parted, and a laughing girlish face framed in towsled
yellow curls appeared at the window.
O Miss Nell, you ll -have t' get those lirecrackers now,
sure nuff, I told mamma last night you would, ,cause I knew
you 'd be sleepy this 1AHO1'I1l11,.H
"Q Tommy," began Miss Nell, laughing.
"Qh you 'll have t' get 'em. And say, Miss Nell, get il
whole lot, ,cause mamma said I couldn't go to the park 'cause
she couldn't go with me. It 'll take an awful lot to do me at
"All right, Tommy," said Miss Nell, "You shall have
them and a lot of them too, but what was that you set off un-
der my window? It sounded like a cannon."
Tommy doubled himself up in a lit of laughter.
"I thought that would wake you. It was a whopper-jes'
look !" and Tommy held up the remnant of the Firecracker for
"That was a large
have some more just as
help you fire them, but
guess it 's a good thing
ten ready in timef'
Tommy's countenance fell and Miss Nell saw it.
"Oh, I'll have time to get the firecrackers before I go.
I'll get ready right now-so run along home and I'll have
them for you before you can eat your breakfast-and re-
member," she added, as she turned from the window, "I'll
bet you don't wake me another Fourth of Julyf, But Tommy
was already at home telling his mother how he fooled Miss
Meanwhile, Tommy's staunch friend, Nellie Norwood,
was busy with her toilet, her thoughts busy with the picnic and
the glorious time she and her companion would have. Fre-
quently, however, she had to smile as she thought of the prom-
ise of Hrecrackers she had made to Tommy if he should get
up in time to fire one under her window before she was awake.
The only daughter of Herbert Norwood, one of the most
wealthy and respected citizens of D-. Nellie had never
known what it was to want for anything. For nineteen years
she had been the spoiled and petted idol of the household--a
household in which her every wish was law. But, born with
one, I must say, but I 'll see that you
big," said Miss Nell. "I wish I could
I 'm going on a picnic to-day, and I
you woke me or I 'd never have got-
a sunny disposition and generous heart, she had never become
what many girls under similar circumstances would have be-
come-a selfish tyrant of the home.
An hour after her rude awakening by Tommy, Nellie was
'slowly making her way through a crowded thoronghfare in
fa down-town district in search of Tommyls lirecrackers. She
seemed to have caught the spirit of the day as she passed along
dressed in a spotless white suit donned for the picnic, and
many were the admiring glances that followed her smiling
face and trim little figure.
At last she stopped before a large store, the windows of
which were fairly heaped with those explosives of all kinds
which so delightthe eyes and hearts of boys for days before
the Fourth of july. As she paused wondering what kinds
would best suit her friend, Tommy, she noticed, standing by
her side and also looking in at the window, a small boy. I-Ie
wore neitherishoes nor stocking, his clothes were shabby in
the extreme and he leaned upon two crutches.
Nellie recognized him by his crutches as little Billy San-
ders, the son of their washerwoman. She had heard also the
story of how he came to use the crutches and she had never
forgotten it-how when a baby he had fallen from a 'high-
chair where his mother had placed him in order that she might
finish a washing, and the fall had broken his back making him
a cripple for life. 'The thought of what that meant impressed
the girl this morning when all was so gay, asnothing had ever
before. ' '
k Laying her hand on his head she said, 'K Good morning,
Billy, looking at tlle.'ll1'CC1'3.ClCC1'S,Hl'C you? I was justhgoing
in to get some for a little friend of mine, just about your sizefi'
She glanced down athim again and this time, two big tears
were slowly tracing down his cheeks and the big brown eyes
were gazing wistfully--oh so wistfully! at those iiireicrackersQ
Those eyes reminded her of Tommy's, but what a difference
.. .. ...fig
in their expression! Then she thought of Tommy's disap-
pointment in not getting to go to the park:
Suddenly an idea came into her mind that almost startle-l
her-it was so new and strange-could she do it? I-Iow
pleased Tommy would be. But the picnic. She thought of
the merry time of the boat race. She did so love to row l-of
the young people from the neighboring town-what would the
girls say? VVhy should 'she care? There were other picnics
for her, but for little Billy-
Always of an impulsive nature she had already decided.
"Billy, wait here until I come back, I want to see you"-with
that, she entered the store emerging presently with two sus-
picious looking bundles.
"Billy, I want you to go home with me to-day. Do you
suppose your mother could spare you ?"
Billy's face visibly brightened. To go to the Norwoods
at any time was a treat, if it were only to help wash, so he
answered quickly, "Yes 'm, I 'spect so."
l'VVell, thenf' said Nellie, "we'll go and ask her," and
hailing a cab, they were drivenyrapidly to the dilapidated tene-
ment in which was Billy's home.
Leaving the boy in the cab, she carefully groped her way
through the dark hallway and up the dirty, creaking stairway
that led to Mrs. Saunders' rooms. The door was open and
Nellie entered without knocking and was at first not observed
by Mrs. Saunders, who was bending over her washtub. As
she stepped across the floor, however, Mrs. Saunders looked
up with a surprised ejaculation, "Land sakes, Miss Nellie,
what brings you here ?"
"W1iy, I brought myself," was the laughing reply and
then she laid before the astonished woman her plans for
Tommy and Billy and asked permission to take Bill home with
her for the day. VVhen she had finished, tears of joy shone
in Mrs. Saunders' eyes and gladly was the permission given
since she knew that to Billy this Fourth would be a day long
to be remembered. X
Un the way home, Miss Nell and Billy became fast friends
and as they drove up at her home Tommy's toy cannon gave
them a grand salute, but Tommy looked askance at the little
stranger, then inquiringly at Miss Nell. Noticing this, Nellie
quickly said, "Tommy, this is Billy Saunders, who is going
to spend the day with me, and I want you to help me enter-
tain him, so I'm going to ask your mamma if you can't stay
too. Woiild you like to ?" To1nmy's doubt had all vanished
and the broad smile which seemed to say, "Yes," clearly
showed he was delighted.
"Now for your firecrackersn-and Nellie laid into the arms
of each of the astonished boys one of those suspicious look-
ing bundles she had purchased at the store where she had first
met Billy. Quickly the covers were torn off and out rolled
hrecrackers, large and small, exploding canes, toy pistols, Ro-
man candles and torpedoes 3 and soon the air was filled with
smoke and the boys were becoming close friends.
Meanwhile Nellie was telling her mother of her "plans
for the Fourth," as she laughing, called them and enlisting
her co-operation in the great task of entertaining her two vis-
itors. Her mother fell in readily with the plan and soon she
and Nellie were engaged planning something for luncheon
that would satisfy the Fourth of july appetites of the boys.
Mrs. Norwood, however, could hardly recover from her sur-
prise at the strange resolve of her daughter and kept wonder-
ing if it were not a dream after all, but the cannonading of
hrecrackers, and the peals of laughter from the front yard
gave a touch of realism which she could not doubt.
Nellie threw herself heart and soul into all she did to
make the boys have a good time and wished no better reward
than to see Billy's face light up with an expression of joy it
had never known before as she told some funny story, ox
when they watched the explosion of the great iirecrackers
Wlileli Billy ee delighted initouching eff.
At dinner, the table fairly groaned beneath its load of
everything known to delight the palates of hungry boys, and
Tommy and Billy certainly 'did justice to all. When time for
desert calne, they felt that they could not eat another bite, but
when this appeared in the shape of huge ice-cream flrecrack-
ers and Hag-shaped cakes, an exclamation of delight burst
After dinner, a visit to the park to watch the iireWO,fkS--
a sight which Billy, though living in the city all his life, had
never witnessed, completed the day's programme and truly it
had been a ,happy day to each. When, at the tenement door
that ,night Nellie left tired but happy Baillya loaded, down with
good things by which to remember the day, 'he could only
throw his arms about her neck and stammer out his thanks
for the happiest day of his life. Then Nellie felt fully repaid
for the loss of the picnic and caredknot what the girls might
say so long as she had the consciousness of .making some one
else so happy. Q
As the other little boy whose Fourth ,she had made glo-
rious, bade her good-bye, he said, "You 're the best, Miss Nell,
or Miss anybody else :hat ever was. If you fd gone to that
picnic, what on earth would I delle, I 've had a dandy tilne
and I b'lieve itall just 'cause fired that cracker so early
simultaneously from their lips and their resolve to eat no more this 1llOI'1llHg,,-2t1'lQl "Miss Nell., wondered if he ,wasnlt right.
was forgotten. h I I-PEALRL SIIIIRIHEY.
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You can count on some methods with Gwinng
Of good witlie fs a store,
So you 'll find it no bore
Tho' good answers 'tis oft hard to spin.
Far away down in thelhsouth hall
Is a man who j5sfeaffu11y tallg
But each 'spring he finds need
Of unusual speed
When the teachers and Seniors play ball.
In a room that is very near by
Is a lady devoted to H
As a mathematique
She is surely unique A
To equal her no one need try.
Up above is the Captain so stern,
Who has tales of adventure to burn
When he comes down the hall,
The groups one and all g
Pass a motion' at once to adiourn.
If you want to of hist'ry know more,
Put down on your program Room Four.
There you 'll ind "Brother Ball"
And the good "Sister Small,"
And in there you 'll learn his'try galore.
Many beetles and bugs you 'll collect,
Many grasses and Howers dissectg
Each you 'll draw and describe
And much of Farming imbibe,
If you win Mr. Hoover's "Correct,"
Down the hall with a Very long stride,
And with arms that swing wide at his side
Dr. Rettger goes byg
And we think with a sigh
Of the lfVo1fk he could do if he tried.
Miss Osborne is quite apropos
As those in her classes all know.
There you surely must work
And not try to shirk,
Or your cake at the end will be doug!
In the Training School far down below
Where we 're all so unwilling to go,
To the one in command
We daily must hand
A write-up of all that we know.
Whan Ethics With thoughts refreshing and soote
The drought of our minds hath perced to the roote,
And bathed euery sense With swich confusion,
Of Which "moulding inlluencen is illusion,
Whan Robert Zoll eek With his sWete breethe
Inspired hath in euery father's son
Young aspirations 3 And the Ament air-ship
Hath in the air its halue-cours y-ronne,
And baby Subbies maken melodye,
That sleepen al the day With open ye, -
So pricketh us loyaltie in our corageg
Thanne longen We to prove We'd stay an age
At W. S. N. and ne'er seken straunge strondes,
And ferne Normals kouthe in ondry londesg
Andlspecially from euery shires .endef
Of Qld Mazoo to Warrensburg We 'll Wend,
The "moulding influences" for to seke,
That us hath holpen Whan We Were home-seke
Bifel that in that seson on an hour
In the Regent's Ofhcye as I coWer
Ready to Wenden on my pilgrimage
To Registrar With ful deuout corage, -
Wailing Was come into that oflicye,
Ful seuen-and-thirty in a companye
MODERN VERSIONS OF CI-IAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES.
Of pedagogues, by soore mischance y-falle
Into felaweshipeg Under-studies alle,
That Wended touofhce With briny tear,
To hear the Ethics taught of old King Lear.
The chaires alle Weren softe and reste,
And Wel Was daun Demand esed atte beste,
And When daun Shannon gan he for to ryse,
And mak a speeche, short, quyck, and Wys
To the "Gentleman" of the Faculteeg
And shortly Whan the ladies Were at reste,
So had I observed hem euerychon,
That knew I their peculiarities anon. '
But nathelees, Whil I haue tyme and space
Er that I ferther in this tale pace,
Me-thynketh it acordaunt to resoun V
To telle yoW al the condicion
Of ech of hem so as it semed me,
And Which they Were and eek of What degree,
As Wel in what array that they Were inne 5 A
And at the gretest Wol I first bigynne.
A PRESIDENT ther Was, a Wordy man,
That fro the tyme that he lirst bigan
To spak, he louede Euphonie,
Ethics, 'Pedagogie, Philosophie.
Ful depe he dove in pursuit of Reason
It mattered not if in or out season.
In Chapel talks so ful of eloquence
Pedagogie he taught in high reverence.
Summons to speke around the world were daily broughte
And he renouned Was for his depe thoughte.
At Ann Harbor he was when We hym wonne,
And he had ther his studies begun
In administrative educational work.
From no unplesant dutie did he shirk,
But changes gan for to mak, silentlie '
Both in the school and in the facultee.
Opponents hadde he vanquished by the score,
And fought for al day scole and then some more.
This ilke worthy man he hadde also
From Michigan to Oklahoma y-go.
He hadde the writer's facile gift divine 5
And Milton's no diuiner was I Ween,
And ever-more he hadde the soverign prys,
And thogh that he Was Wordy, he was Wys,
And of his port as meet as is a mayde.
He neuere yet no vileynye ne sayde
In al his lyf unto no maner one.
He was a verray pariit gontil-man.
But for to tellen yow of his array
He was good-looking but he was not gay.
Whil speking, in his honde were always bourne
Nose-glasses that might be becoming worn.
Wel laundred was his waist-coat, I observed,
A neatte man 5 and easily unnerved
By cross-eyen glances of the callow youthe
Whil Ethic he harangued them in truth.
And he was late y-come from lecture-tour
And goeth for to doon many more.
With hym ther cam along a Professour,
An Artist and a lusty bachelor,
With lockes rauen and a lofty brow.
Ful thirty yeer of age he Was I trow.
Of his stature he was of euene len gthe
And Wonder graceful, of no grete strengthe:
And somtyme hadde he pursued studie
W'ith Aulich, Clark, at Berlin and Paris,
And distinguished hym-selue with little ese
Aboue al artists in alle countress.
He would sacrifice plain necessitee
As sayde hym-selue, for artist's luxurye.
This rule he practiced aboueal oother,
"Be kindly affectionate one to other."
Arrayed was he in blak with tie sky-blue,
And if girls knew DAUN ROB'S approval true,
Was set upon a certain younge manne
A race ensued to catch hym if they canne.
Syngyng he was, or talking al the day
His wit was fresh as is the monthe of May,
His mannerisms marked 5 to tell, no nede
Of al his attainments, varied and wyde.
He koude songes sing and wel endite,
Gig and eek daunce and weal purtreye and write
So fond of song was he that by the tale
He sang al nyght as dooth a nyghtyngale.
Curteis he was, ceremonius and able
And carf bi-forn his fader at the table.
A REGISTRAR ther was with amours two.
But at that time it plesed hym not stay so.
His hert was given that ful wel I know,
And he was clad in gray with tie of grene.
With j. E. A. signature, bright and kene,
Ful willingly he al excusessigned
Whether for classes cut or disabled minde.
His dark, inviolate .eyen they drouped lowe-
Un-worldly he, and cared nought for showe.
A good heed hadde he and a fair Visage
Of money and grades koude he al usage.
A CHRISTOPHER at side with golden hai
A comlier one he'd nowhere neuere seen.
A lady was ther also, Authoresse,
Whos laughter was ful musical and low.
Hir gretteste ooth was but "That 's apropos"
And she was cleped MYRTLE M. OSBGRNE.
Ful weel she soong of Tennyson, dyuyne,
Entuned in hir hert ful semely, . 1
And Chaucer spak she faire and fetisly
After the scole of Stanford-atle-'Frisco 3
The junior's Chaucer was to hir unknowe.
In discreetion wel taught was she with-alle:
She leet no un-kind word from her lippes falle,
Ne wette fyngres in facultee scraps depe,
Wel koude she kepe a freend and wel hem mak
And al her louede for hir own swete sake.
Hir trained concience was al so clene
That in her manner was no ferthyng sene
Of regret, whan we dronken hadde hire draughte.
Ful semely for al of us she raughte,
And sikerely she was of greet desport,
Andbful plesaunt and amyable of port 5
And peyned hire to countrefete cheere
Of john Milton, so statlich of manere,
And to ben holden digne of reuerence.
But, for to speken of hire conscience
She was so charitable and so pi-tous
That she dide wepe, whan that she saw 'daun Smi,
Riding a pony, dog-eared and bledde,
Of fel awe-students hadde she that she fedde
With Bacon, Lamb, Berry, and Crabbe,
But soore wroth was she if qoon was saddc
When criticks hem with sharpe wolrdes smcrtc,
And al was concience and tendre herte.
Ful semely wore she the Scotch, plaid, yet, A
Hir nose was tretys, eyen blak as jet, I
Hir mouth ful smal and there-to softeyand reedg
But sikerely she hadde a .fair Iforqheadg
It was almost a spanne brood..I trowe,
For, hardily, she was not underfgrowe.
Ful fetys was hire forme, as I was warg
Of garnet al aboute hir neck she wore
A string of bedesg but what was best mc-tlhiougllwf
Emblazoned on hir herte, as I w,is,te.i I
The motto that hir whole lif hadde bleste.
"Amor wlncit omniaf'
An assistante with hir haddie she
MISS BALL was al hir aid and solacye.
A VICE ther was, faire for the presidency,
A story-teller that louede mimicrye,
Frere john and Parson's Dog wel kou'de he mock,
Ful many exciting tales he hadde he in stock, I
And whan he walked men myght his foot-stepes heerc,
Echoing in the empty halles as clere
And eek as loud as doth the Chapel bell,
Resounding through the halls as doth a knell.
Methods of Pestalozzi, Ichabod Crane
By cause that they were old and some del plain,
This daun DEMAND leet HISTORY classes pace
And held after Committee meet the space.
He yaf not of that text a pulled hen
That seith Hpedagogues must be hard-working men"g
"Dollars to doughnuts" was his opinion good.
Why should we study and mak ourselues wood,
And conduct ourselues with decorum
In library and Repatortunt,
And lerne in Hist'ry anecdotes to un-nerve
Our Practice victims? How shal them we serue?
Let daun Demand for them his tales reserue.
A teacher impartial he was aryght 5
Y-magination hadde, swift as a foul in Hyght.
He wolde some-tyme alle our minds un-joint
In diggyng and of hunting for the poynt
In historic and ethic argument,
Where all arrived at different judgement.
A kindlier man you 'll now-wher neuere iinde,
Nor yet again a man of better minde.
His face shone as it had been new anoynt,
He was a lord ful fat and in good poyntg
His eyen large and rollynge in his heed,
That glowed as a forneys of a leed 5
His bootes soupleg his trousers wel y-pressed,
Now certainly he was ful neatly dressed.
He was not pale, as H arntet's father's ghost.
Mary Stuart louede he as wel as roost.
With these, an Artist of Expression.
Who semed ensample of discreetion.
In alle the Normals five, in noon we see
Such oratorie and faire gesturie.
He had brought out in ech societee
Orators at his nerves dere coste
Unto his halle he was a noble post.
Ful wel bilouede and famulier was he
With actors ouer al in his countree,
And with the worthy President of the school.
And he had power, as thoughte hym-selue, to
The wrath of any ranting student soore,
That wish to stonde Hat-footed on the fioor.
For he was first in his profession,
And soorely heared he "Missoury inflection."
He was a man to whom al payed attention,
But it was given with grete apprehension
By young orators who were made so soore,
And sayde, "Oratorical questions are a bore."
Ful many a teacher so hard is of his herte,
He wolde not care although hym soore us smertc 3
But he was essence of consideration,
And dealt out training by the Smale ration,
Unto ech Societee, with discreetion,
At ech "still betterl' open session. A
'Twas he inspired the syngyng once so laggin 5
Persuasively he sayde, "Wait for the VVagon" 3
Thogh wer his pupils voices cracked and shent,
Yet wolde he haf a soong er that they wente.
His temper mild as weather is in Lent,
But rage he koulde and then he would repent
At our lamentyng, sure he did not mette,
But it would help expression for to gette.
He was not thread-bare as poure professour,
But neat and ther-withal a smarte dresser.
Of many cuts and colours was his cote,
Also the ties and mufliers worn at throte.
And I have noticed whan that he sung,
And maked his English swete upon his tongues,
His eyen twynkled in his heed aryght,
As do Warrensburg lamps on frosty nyght.
This gifted man was cleped Frederick Abbot.
A PROF ther was of PEDAGOGY
That unto Method hadde long y-go.
As leene his students were as is a rake,
And he was not right fat I under-take.
He looked on the ground and thoughtfully,
As thogh he wolde finde C hfild Philosophie.
And he wolde rather have in hise own heed
The words of twenty bookes bound blak and reed
Of Pestalozzi---his Pedagogie-
T hanne al the power of Normal facultee.
Albe he was a pedagogue learned,
He hadde but little gold as yet earned,
But al that he myght of his freendes hente,
On books also on learning he it spente,
And bisily gan for the children preye
Of hem that yaf hym wher-with to Scolye,
Of pupils that for long them knewe,
Out-side of class he noticed very few.
Sorely detested he Latin and Greek,
Science and Method he wolde haf al seke.
Closely he folowed the MacMurray text,
His' pupils knew that which was coming next.
In talking took he moost plesure and heede ,
Many words spak he moore than was ful neede,
And they were sayde in form and reuerence,
But subjects al-alone make little sense.
Sownynge in table-talke was his speche,
And giadiy wolde he iefne and gladly teche,
TEACHER of AGRICULTURE, War and Wy
That f -r executive power won the prys,
Ther was also, ful riche of excellence.
Discreet he was, worthy of grete reuerence,
He semed swich, his wordes were so wise.
Althogh was wys and Huent dide it speke,
Sorely detested he Latin and Greek,
He louede not Greek philosophers nor Poe,
And-musick of Liszt yaf not a sho.
The M ezine System must know euery oon,
A greeter lecturour was nowher noon,
Alle was fee symple to hym in effect,
For hym the roof colours Bacon would deckq
Nowher so bisy a man as he ther nas,
And yet he semed bisier than he was.
In termes had he the cas and doomes alle
That to wrangling societies were falle g
Them to his classes did hc sayen by rote,
He was dressed neatly in a well-made cote,
With sanguine face and bright and smylyng eyen:
Of hym no more descrption will I tryen.
Then cam a group of chattering women five,
Argumentative and ful muche alive,
And bore they all with pride the mark in ful
Of SUPERVISORS of the TRAINING SCHOOL.
Of hir grete mental power speke I must,
Their mindes were quyck and chaped not with rust,
But al with rede ink, writ ful clene and weel
VVas "See File" on hir braines euely-deel.
Ech hobbies hadde and folowed them closely.
His grade was HE" that did like-wise soothly.
And wisdom hadde they ynogh and rente,
And eek hir children Wolde it wel assente,
Or elles certeyn they were quite put to sham,
This doth not holde true when cleped "1Wadam."
A LIBRARIAN was with hem for the nones,
So scolde the noisy, then to hear hir groans,
To read "I woufd like to 7'617Z'I'l'Llli,H lists throgh,
For careless students with books over-due.
Wel didc she know the worker and the shirk,
She was a trewe swynker and louede wirk.
She koude us rooste, and sethe, and broille and frye,
In Librarie alle wirk whan she was nigh.
But greet harm was it, as it thoghtte me,
That Yankee and not Dixie Girl was she.
A LINN--et with JUN E rosy cheeks, ful blowne,
VVhos heer gold-burnished sun-set clouds out-shone,
Picked eagerly for the poure student's iine,
And from high perch chirped sweetly "Cl0svQng zfvfmc
The LATIN teacher was of Y EATER name
And she was som-del deef, and that was shame
If Greek constructions hadde she swich a haunt,
She mad hir pupils look both lene and gaunt.
In alle the Normal grete ther was noon,
Besides the Seniors, fore hir sholde goon 5
And if ther dide, certeyn so wrooth was she,
That she was quite out of alle charitee.
Diagram note-books al ful huge were founde
I dorste say they weyeden nere ten pound,
That hir pupils ne got, at raisk of heed.
Her blak eyen flashed, but esily we read
Hir noble brow and several features trewe,
Intelligent hir face, thogh dark of hue. A
She was aliable, witty-this and more,
Admiring students folowed by the score.
She louede best the companye .of youthe 5
But ther as nedeth not to speke of nowthe.
Twice hadde she been at far off Welleslee,
She koulde serue in any capacitee.
She Grammar taught with Latin ev'ry day.
Talkative was she, soothly for to seye,
Happily mingled she praises w'th blam
The pupil one day honored, next was put to sham
On Homer and the Iliad she'd dote,
For Latin over-dose she knew no anti-dote.
To Greek convictions she wolde be trewe,
In seconds three she founde out alle we knew.
Towering above al others in the van,
Was DOCTOR SHANNON, model gontilman
He was also a learned man, a clerk,
And riche he was in Civic thoughte and werk,
That ECONOMICS trewely Wolde precheg
His students ful devoutly did he teche.
Benygne he was, and wonder diligent,
And with ill-learned lessons ful pacient.
Long Chapel talks on "D1Isctpl1lne" he made,
Ful looth were hyni to scolde one for hise grade,
But rather wolde he yeuen, out of doute,
A "P" unto his poure, dumb students all aboute,
Then be pursued by thoughts of venyeance.
He koulde in litel thyng. haue sufiisaunce.
Some-tyme he carried it his hond a staf,
This noble ensample to us al he yaf,
That iirst he wroughte and after-wards he taughte,
From Assembly talks he these wordes caught,
And this figure he dide not under-rate,
"If teachers rust, how those in plastic state,"
If the teacher faileth, on whom we trust,
No wonder is a lewed child to rust,
Wel koulde he demonstrations for to yive-
By economics how students sholde lyue.
Whit wis his berd as iieur of dayeseye, '
Immaculate was he, and neuere lazy.
The good of alle he cloos at hert did carry,
He was a teacher, nought a mercenarie.
And though he hooly were and vertuous,
He was to synful man not despitous,
Ne of his speche ne daungerous ne digne,
But in his teaching discreet and benygne.
To drawen folk to.Civic views by fairnesse,
By good ensample, this was his bisynesse,
But it were any person obstinat,
What so he were, of heigh or lough estat,
Hyrn Wolde he snybben sharply for the nonys
A better man, I trowe, nowher noon ys 3
He waited after no pompe and reuerence,
Ne maked hym a spiced concience,
But civic loore, in which we dig and delue
He taught, but iirst he folwed it hyrnselue.
He of PHYSICS was wise carl for the nones,
Ful byg he was of brawn and eek of bones,
That prouede wel, forouer al he cam,
In Spring-time at Senior F acuftee gam.
He was brood-sholdred, tall, trewe athlete,
He thoght in Calculus, not English swete,
For prodigy was he of depe learning,
With etymological stunts he kept us wondering
His sugar bill reckoned by "A lgebrayj'
His carriage was undigne, soothly to say
He was a Iangler as regards "Feez1leks,"
And urged us to studie Mathematicks.
Of Geometrie, Trig, and Analyticks,
Wel koulde-he formuli developie,
And yet a heed al crammed ful hadde he,
Of sondry other high mathematicks. Whole orations from Cicero dide he spak,
Of Science koulde he cram us alle so ful, Until the smale Subs ceased to be awake.
And ther-withal he brought us out of school. Now have I told you soothly 'in a clause,
Last came the CAPTAIN bringing up the rear, T heesta, thearray, the nombre, and eek the cause
T his hath he doon for neerly forty yeer. Why that assembled was this compaignye
Me-thoughte hym looked most kindly, some hym fear, In that same hall, the Regent's oliicyeg
I read a kyndly hert, a concience cleer. So trew to lyf is this description
VVhan that he paced the hall with martial tread, That I do fear hir evil disposition.
All walked erect and feared to turn the heed. H-ir peculiarities are told so trewe.
A History teacher and a good was he, That Vengeance, I fear, wil me pursue.
His students lyued in pees and charitee: And if upon my heed ful innocente
War stories louede he best with his whole herte. Pedagogue wrath I sholde incur without intent,
At alle tymes thogh hym gamed or hym smerte. Then pity my poure chance for a degree,
Latin and Dutch to Subbfzles quoted he For what pedagogues forwoot must neede be.
Heartily longed they for swete simplicitee.
OUR OLD 'ALMA IVIATER.
How dear to our hearts are these days in the Normal,
When joys mixed with sorrows our spirits imbue 5 '
The chapel, the campus, the far-sounding practice 5
The cherubs of town which we daily put through 3
With plans and w th "See mens we ,re very familiar,
And rules for the teacher we glibly can tell, I
The halls, and the windows, the bars that do cross them,
And the dear, splendid captain that guards them so well!
The Latin department gives exquisite pleasure, '
The battles of Caesar are fought-and forgot.
But the rules, and the syntax and prose composition i
When we get positions will be on the spot. '
For lamps and for coal-oil, our beds we have traded g
For ponies in this school' don't work very well.
We've earned all our fair grades, deserved all our poor ones,
But the trials we 've had, no mortal can tell.
And now as we 're leaving, fond memlries crowd round us
Like deeds of the past as a life nears its close,
At-homes, and receptions, class' picnics, and frolics,
Long grasses, and grains which our note-books disclose,
Odd reptiles, and sponges, and ill-smelling liquids,
Some roots, and equations, some ethics, and such.
Ah! "Dollars to doughnuts," our hearts will be yearning
LTO live o'er these days though they 've vexed us so much.
O -Lena M. Petty
A SOME QUEER ANSWERS.
I. Sophomore Qdescribing the Black Princej: "The
Black Prince is always the eldest son of the King of England.
He extinguished himself at Crecy and afterward returned
' home shaggered with health and debts.
2. Geo. McCurdy Qin Training Schoolj: "W7hat is a
sensation, Johnny Pi' '
Johnny: 'EA sensation is the simplest form of Siberial
3. Ques.: "Through what canal is the food-passed
while undergoing digestion ?"
Ans.: "Through the Erie Canal."
l 4. Student in Agriculture: "The mosquito is very in-
jurious to man because it carries disease and bites very hard."
5. Freshman Ctaking physiology examinationj: "The
i circulation of thc blood was discovered by Harvey in IGIG,
but it did not go into effect until 1627?
6. Qucs.: "Give the name of the writer with whom
English prose begins and mention two of his works."
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"V Aus.: "Adam Bede was the first English prose writer.
He lived in Ayershire, England, in one of the monasteries.
He wrote a number of books, among them is "Middlemarch"
and "Mill on the Floss." '
7. From a Sophomore's Geometry paper: "An angle is
the exclamation made by two lines on meeting in a plain."
S. Quesg' "Into what substances is fat changed by
digestion P" ' , Q
Ans.: "Into soft soap and nitro-glycerine.',
9. Miss Daniel Qteaching Geography classj: "What
four things can be seen from Pike's Peak?
Training school pupil: "Sheep, cows, pigs and the Gar-
den of the Gods."
IO. Sophomore: "W7at Tyler led the pheasants' revolt.
He himself was a pheasantf'
II. Ques.: 'Wdfhat is the chief seaport of Texas ?"
Ans. : "The cheaf sport of taxes is trying to catch cattle."
12. Prof lvalters Cin physiology classj : "State the
function of the white corpusclesf'
Freshman: "To destroy deceased Germans."
THE DIARY OF AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY.
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I m goin to rite every nite I am goin to write the things
I have ben doin all day. I dont like to, but I 1n goin to
any way, cause my teachers sayed I couldnt pas less I got to
ritin better and spelin better and she said I must use my Capo-
tils better. I want to pas awful cause Mamma sayd shed
give me a dollar if I did and Papa sayd hed give me some-
thing outin the wood house if I didnt. I want to pas awful
so I am goin to try to rite good and spel good and use Cap-
otils good. I dont have anybody to sent letters to like sister
has. I dont care there wont anybody have to run their feet oiT
takin my riten to the post man and I wont have to cry awful
til my eyes are red when some body dont rite back cause Ill
always rite back to myself just when I want to. Im so sleepy
I cant rite real good any more.
I was sint out today I hadnt ought to have been either the
boy behind me he was the one that did it but I was sint out.
That boy behind me rolled a marble down my back inside my
collar I jumped awful cause it was so cold, then the boy
behind me laffed he has just come to our school two
days before to-day I dont like him. VVhin I jumped and
the boy behind me laffed the teacher sayd young man
she ment me she sayd young man you go down to the
section rum all the way down the hall that old cold marble
kep rolin across my back it never did get warm after a while
it roled down onto the floor and went behind the steam pipes.
I couldnt find it anywhere but I guess the boy behind me
couldnt find it either. W'hin I got to the section rum Miss
ll asked me why I was there I sayd there was a marble,
then fore I could say where the marble was she sayd She
thought a boy of my 'Lge would know marbles should not be
out during recitations but fore I could tell her that if that
marble had only ben out away from my back I wouldnt have
been sent out a big man with the shinnests shoes came in.
Miss - just smiled at him and gave me a little bit of paper
to give to my teacher and she sayd for me to go back to class
and not be sint out again. I guess I wont cause the boy be-
hind me hasnt got any more marbles. even if I was sint out
he lost his marble. I have rote two pages and my riten is
real good mamma sayd so I think I spel some better. I asked
one teacher how I could know how to spel a word I didnt
know how to spel he sayd to use theadickshunary thatis the
big book on Papas desk I always rite by it and that helps make
my spelin good. I forgot to use Capotils but Ill member to-
morrow. " I
I got to school early this mornin awful early fore Miss - -
did and whin I was copin my busy work my rithmetick teacher
was talkin to a girl. I hey came up in frontof my desk real
close so I heard what they sayed, but they never saw me cause
they looked at one another althe time. Whin they came up
he sayed something I dont know what it was but she sayed
back Q you oughtnt to say such things at least here and then-
he sayed I just cant help it then she saw me and she looked
awful funny I thought and sayed to my rithmetick 'teacher
I think it is one of the most interesting subjects I ever studied
and he answered I am glad you do but he looked at her just
as funny like he wasn't very glad but when he saw me his
face got red awful red and the girl wint away over to the
winder and whin I asked my teacher if the work on the board
was for Thursday or Friday he sayed yes that is rite and
walked awful fast out into the hall so I don't know what les--
son to get for tomorrow. but I think my spelin is better I
keep the dickshunary rite by me on the table I use Capotils
My teacher cant do what she says for us to do cause every day
shell say let no one in the room speak out without
raisin their hand. then shell go rite on talkin, if we
talk tho she sends US out. '
Besides ritin and spelin good and usin Capotils I have some-
thing else to watch now cause one teach said wc
must indent our paragrafs. the boy that sits bc-
hind me sayed that ment to put ein back far from
the edge of the paper.
So Im indentin tonite and I indented al my busy work for
It is awful hard to member so many things but I want to pas
cause I could buy a sled with the dollar mammer
j will give me if I do
. FRIDAY. .. --
' I had to do my busy work aliover today cause I didnt
indent rite. I dont care I set the paragrafsfin far from the
edge and that is what she sayed yesterdayq today she sayed I
was so stupid and she sayed my spelin was awful' I told her
I had the dickshunary al the time, but she sayed I surely didnt
use it I do hope she lets me pas. I opened the dikshunary
tonite maybe more spelin can get out that way.
I just cant member about indentin I dont see any good it
Mary is playin tish pond and she jogles the table so my
ritin dont look good.
I am ritin with a pencil and I am not going to rite any
more cause Mary and I turned the ink over and it run al
black on the dickshunary and the carpet and mamma says I
cant have any more. I am awful sorry the carpet is al black
but I am glad cause Miss -+ sayed today I would pas and
I am going to git my sled tomorrow. but mamma is awful eros
cause the ink is every where.
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A THE SCHOOL TEACHER'S CREED.
BELIEVE in boys and girls, the men and women of a
great to-morrow, that whatsoever the boy soweth the
man shall reap. I believe in the curse of ignorance, in
the efficacy of schools, in the dignity of teaching, and in
the joy of serving others. I believe in wisdom as revealed in
human lives as well as in the pages of a printed book, in les-
sons taught, not so much by precept as by example, in ability
to work with the hands as well as to think with the head, in
everything that makes life large and lovely. I believe in
beauty in the schoolroom, in the home, daily life and in out-
of-doors. I believe in laughter, in love, in faith, in all ideals
and distant hopes that lure us on. I believe that every hour
of every day we receive a just reward for all we are and all we
do. I believe in the present and its opportunities, in the
future and its promises and in the divine joy of living. Amen.
EDWIN OsGooD GROVER.
IN AND ,ABOUT THE
TRAINING scHooL. . A
Mr. Aber:--Locate North America, please..
An Eighth Grade Youth :-North America is south of the
equator and also north of South America.
Miss Clara Brisbaine:-Now, class, this is a little square
room, about four feet by six.
Mr. Meador:-CSymptoms of disorderj. Girls, pay atten-
tion, now notice. I
Teacher: -Locate the frigid zones.
Pupil 1-The north frigid zone is right round the north
pole down to the cancer of capticorn. I '
Miss George :-CTeachers' meetingj. Questions and ans-
wers were used in conducting that recitation. What other
method might have been used to obtain even better results?
Mr. Berry :-Cln an undertonej. The switch method. I
Teacher :-Who was Daniel Boone?
Small Lad 3-Boone was a tall, slender, dark, strong man.
Miss -George :-What is one of the first requisites for a
good recitation? '
Mr. Chrane 1-The children must consecrate their minds.
' A NATURE STUDY OBSERVATION.
Miss Bowdle:-See how this hen Hies from the chair to the
Hoor! Does she Hy with ease?
'A Four-Old-Year:-O no, Miss Bowdle! She flies down
with her wings.
Mr. Roth :-How children, you must be sensible. Think!
Floyz-Please sir, you show us how.
Mr. Selvage:-Children should be seen and not heard.
ASmall Girl :-That 's what mamma says, but I didn't
'spose, from the way you act, that you knew it.
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Here 's to the team we love so well, '1
Here 's to the boys who play,
Here 's 'to the girls who give the Vell,
For the boys in the football fray:
Here 's to the sweaters red and black,
Here 'sto the Wearers, too 3
Here 's to the victories you 've brought back,
Here 's to all of you! Lb
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LEAVES FROM THE DIARY OF THE ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN.
September 20, Wecliiesday.-Scliool,opened to-day. VVe
worked hard giving out text-books. If I only had time to
study human nature, I'm sure it would prove very interest-
ing-it is so hard to study it in lumps and we are so -busy that
we donit seem to have a spare minute free for the study of
individuals. Perhaps later in the term-Miss Roberts, the
librarian, told me all about the old students, so besides trying
to give out the right text-books and put down thefinumbers
correctly, I tried to remember which were the sheep and which
the goats as they presented themselves. It 's very hard-no
wonder I get mixed up. Anyhow, Iim. not the only one who
gets confused. T o-day one new student looked as if he had
stolen my purse when I asked him suddenly what his name
was and he opened his text-book hurriedly and read it from
his card. This is t1'ue,' I 'm labeling it because next year when
I read this diary over I may think that I made it up or that
it is a joke.
September 23, Saturday.-I made a horrible mistake this
morning, I went to the library at 8 o'clockiinstead of 9.
Cllfem. Do not repeatj I I like to hunt up books for the
student teachers to use. They ask me about coal-oil and sand-
pipers and how to build an iron foundry. That 's what they
call teaching the young idea how to ish-or is it to shoot?
fIt must be shoot, fish doesnlt sound rightj I think we ought
to call the desk the information bureau. I'd feel so mucli
more important as Chief of the Information Bureau than as
the humble assistant librarian. A girl asked me to-day "who
that handsome young mann was and I didn't know. But Miss
Roberts says I must answer all the questions they ask me in
the library, so I said I'd find out-it took me half an hour,
but I did. You certainlv need patience in a library. And
pins ll I have to keep a paper up at the desk.
October 3, Tuesday.-T hey really ought to have a detective
course in library schools. So many students think you ought
to know who had a book last by the thumb-prints. People
come in with books which they deposit on the end of the desk
and depart the way they came and you see them no more.
They do this because you, in the stress of your emotions, issu-
ing six books at once and answering three questions, hap-
pened to wink one eyelash. Later when you call them to ac-
count for their books and their fine, they say, "VVell, you
looked at me." I have learned that the thing to do at this
juncture is to say, "Four cents Cor morej, please," and let
them pursue the even tenor of their ways.
October 13, Friday.-This day does not lend itself to en-
thusiastic description. The library has been so noisy and l
have had to look up so many hard questions that the only two
books I could think of were "Wild Animals I Have Known"
and f'Lives of the Hunted." Some peopleare so big and have
so many feet. Theunotfmpossible She" that the poetis always
seeking would never be found here for they all walk on their
heels. "Her step was ever low and gentle, an excellent thing
in woman." Then there are those who might flee around the
corner of the corridor where they could talk and talk with-
out being villains, but they don't. It 's a great strain on one's
philosophy. Besides, all morning there came from Prof.
Rettger's physical laboratory the most, melancholy smell I
know. Something like old rubber fried with onions.
If I can only keep the School Management class pacitied
till Miss Roberts gets back from Jefferson City or till I find
Thompkin's Management, I shall die happy. ,
November 14, Tuesday.-I see more and more that it re-
quires a kangaroo sort of mind to be a librarian. 0ne's mind
has to grasp the unseen or thought of Coften unheard of J idea
of the questioner, subtract two from three and leave one. This
is the way to do it: ' ,
f'I want Tennyson's 'Rope' of the Lockf "
"You mean Pope's 'Rape of the Lock ?' "
QHere 's where you subtractj
Class been taking out Locksley Hall.
Student in this class.
She wanted Locksley Hall. fAns.j
"I knew it had some kind of "lock in itf' CQuoted from
Ella May VVilson.j A 'H
Ur this: '
Martha Briggs: "I want the Nebraska reprints, please."
Ass't Libinz "We havenlt any."
M. B.: "Ch, yes you have. I ,ve seen them."
Ass't Lib'n tsubtractingj: "Do you mean Pennsylvania
reprints P" . I
M. B.: "That must be it. It was some State."
QAns.j That 's what she wanted.
Mr. Hoover says his Agriculture class is studying "Ex-
haustion and Abandonment of the Soil." They ask, with one
accord, for "EXhaustion and Abandonment of the Soulf' And
instead of "Conformation of Beef and Dairy Cattlef' it is
"Composition of Beef and Dairy Cattlef,
. , The history classes demand fiercely, "Wl1ere are the 'An-
cient Empires of the East P' " and I meekly acknowledge my
ignorance of their whereabouts. "The Silenced Mariner" was
easy to guess,'but not so the "Chilly Prisonerf' Miss Ceeery
meant Byron's "Prisoner of Chillonf, VVhen I was asked for
the author of the line, "Thou canst not' wait upon a lunatic,",
it required some moinentsf, study to restore it to its original
form, "Thou canst not minister to a mind diseasedf' "The
T31111C1'y Legendsw was hard too, but we finally decided she
wanted "The Ten Religionsf'
November 24, Friday.-I've always heard that women
had so much more curiosity than men. They 1i'C!'U67L'lL. This
morning-at eleven the siren whistle began its weird song, and
every man in the 1'OO1'11 rushed to the windows-all that could
stood on the window-sills and the rest squeezed in wherever
there was room. The girls quietly continued to study'Q1EiIl was
dying to look out, but I wouldn't for anything-anyhow, the
men had all the windows. Une man hurriedf-through the
andnot being expert in an art which requires 'great skill-if c.,
hurrying through a boomerang gate, teauglitfhis foot an-ti
almost fell. As soon as he had-recoveredi.his 5e'qtiilibrium he
turned and gently .patted the gate on"th,efl1eadi.i 'l" fI' forgot to
chronicle a startling and interesting event of last Tuesday.
One of the boys was in a hurry to reach his Class,-mom when
the bell rang, but he wished to return a psychology to the
shelves, so he just walked over the fence-perhaps I should
say railing, it 's much more dignified. I-Ie escaped before i
could get my breath and pursue him. May hed dream of jump-
ing fences till he repents!
january Io, Wediiesday.-I never saw such a place to
lose things in! Mr. Smith, the editor of the Sim Dial, has
lost thirteen books since September. I wish he 'd lose another
one-fthirteen is such an unlucky number, if you 're losing
things. ' Everybody loses books, but most of the students lose
theirs by retail. If we kept the handkerchiefs left in the
library we could start a shop. Even the teachers lose things.
Mr. Zoll did, but it wasn't a handkerchief. He didn't really
lose ,it in the library, but just outside. And Mr. Gwinn lost
track of time and forgot to go to class.
I wish we could have a little phonograph upon the desk.
Have it say in a pleasant monotone above the other voices in
the room: "No, none of the Manual Training books are in
just now." "The School Management references seem to be
in use." Though the students know the book won't be in
when they ask and though I know it, they have to ask QSO
they can tell the teacher they did their duty noblyj, and I have
to answer. Some read off their list of references with an air
of not expecting to get any of the books and when I say "No"
after each they smile happy little smiles and depart with the
light that never was on sea or land shining on their faces.
Qthers come up to the desk at ten minutes to four with a
much desired volume. "May I take this out ?" "Not till four-
fifteenf' Then I overhear this conversation of the questionee
and a boon companion. "Come on--let's go." "Pooh! she
might as well let me take it now, for I shall sit here and hold
February 26, lXIonday.-Miss Osborne's Masterpiece class
comes in at recess for new books. "Imitations of Immorai-
ity." They always come in with "The Assyrian" like the wolf
on the fold, and "The Sexton Tolls the Bell" Qlike the one in
Hood's poemj. Nor do they come as single spies, but in bat-
talions. It always looks like a "'run" on the bank when they
line up for new literary treasures. I always admired Miss
Osborne, the English teacher, till one day I overheard some
of her Milton students discussing their lesson, and I discov-
ered to my pained surprise that she really is quite a bad char-
acter CI shanlt tell anybody, maybe it will die downj. She 's
a Macbeth-she 77Z'lH'dC'l'S sleep. I'm sure the night-watch
must have seen some poor,"Para.dise Lost" student prowliug
around at three or so in the morning trying to find the next
place "Tame" was to be used. Gnce he was used by seven stu-
dents between Saturday noon and Monday morning. I just
thought of such an appropriate quotation from Arnold, but the
class is through now. I wish I had thought of it .sooner-and
let it fall- impromptu-ously from my 'lipsf I fll .writer it. down
anyhowg maybe I can use it again for another class. "Yes,.we
await it, but it still delays and then we suffer?
February 23, Friday.-VVe had to-thump on the desk with
the pencil again this morning-that didn7t have a very lasting
effect, so Miss Roberts had to make another speech. I .don't
think she 's half cross enoug
Shakespeare irritates me so. He sits Cor standsj there so
complacently and beams with a benign air of superiority
through it all. I wish he would be moved to tears or a hearty I
burst of laughter. He seems so indifferent. .
Sometimes it makes me feel as if I had swallowed a hard-
boiled egg whole when I think how pleased and helpful Miss
Roberts always is to the students and how discouraged they
make her feel when they are so inconsiderate. of each other's
rights. They ought to be ashamed. And yet-they don't- mean
to-they 're just thoughtless. They are so considerate of us
personally and so loath to make any more trouble than neces-
sary that I can't abuse them even in my own private diary--
but oh! if they 'd only be kinder to each other! If they could
realize they are SL'6'Clf'iI'Lgi other people's precious study time
when they disturb them by talking. And there are some who
work so hard. Mr. Cahill has completely worn out two-books
-just this termg he can't even find the covers, and the history
class wore out so many French histories that we had to lock
the rest up. And they lock the doors at five, so people can't
stay and kill themselves studying., by I wonder if the students
are so enthusiastic in all normals. H lrlrr
h--in fact, she isn't cross at all. . '
March 1, Thursday.-Took in thirty-five cents fine from
not the wight that quailed but paid
one man to-day. He was as ,
up like a man. I People who don't paytheir fines ought to have
' ' N l. I think it would be a good idea
their names read in chape
to buy "silencers" with some of the fine money for people who
talk all the time inthe lib1'ary. I don't know whether any have
been invented or not-we might offer a prize for the most
March 13, Tuesday.-Poor Mr. Carter seems to be loaded
down with cares-at least I judge so from the number of books
he leaves in the library. Every other night he leaves either
his training school examination papers or .two or three text-
books. It would be hard luck for the annual if he lost his head.
l3essey's Botany continues to be popular. It makes me
smile Cin my sleeve, of coursej to-hear the men speak of it
familiarly as "Bessey." They say "Is Bessey in?' so solicit-
ously that I feel as if I were her chaperon and must be very
particular as to whom she goes out with. Mr. jennison took
her-I mean it--out last night and came in to explain why he
wasn't returning it. "I 'took her out, but she went off with
another chap." It 's a good thing Bessey is dressed in dark
red-otherwise she could never stand such popularity.
Miss Runyonis History class is studying -Dutch history,
and uses "Brave Little Holland" for reference.
Mr. Baker asks me regularly for "The Dutch Children."
He seems so proud to think he can remember without referring
to his notes that I haven't the heart to correct him.
MHYCI1 -16, Friday.-Nothing exciting happened to-day
except that Mr.. Chrane asked for Gray's "Eulogy," and Mr
Rader wanted "The Idle Kingf' for Masterpiece class. I sus- things. Every morning Captain Bahlmann asks if "this is
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pect he thinks I am saving such things fox the annual and
wished to help me out. I haven't decided whether I shall save
it or not. ,
Uh, yes-some aspiring Freshman asked for the "Book
the Seniors print."
The magazines open automatically to articles on "Imperi-
alism," and 139, 53 and 249 pore, with bent heads, over num-
The library department 'is held responsible for many
Michigan or Colorado u e'1the1 I guess it s not the fault of
the library department that Missouri has a miserable--I mean
I certainly should miss the Captain if he didn't come in
at noon to read the Kansas City papers. And I shall miss Vir-
ginia Goss, too. She tells me she is going away next week. l'
won't have anybody to come in and ask me for articles on sand-
pipers and cranes for training school. Ilm sure her classes
must be brimming over with information on those subjects.
"ALL THINGS COME TO HIM WI-IO WAITSJ'
We are justly proud of our excellent new gymnasium ref
cently completed.. It is one of the finest of its kind in the
State. The stone used was taken from the famous Warrens-
burg sand quarries. The gymnasium is well equipped-both
the girls' and the boys' departments being suited to the needs
The work of the gymnasium is made more emcient by tlre
surrounding tennis courts, gridiron, baseball and basketball
The students look forward with pleasure to hours' spent
in the gymnasium and on Held. It proves a recreation from
the daily routine of school life. ,
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ROBERTS' RULES OF ORDER.
Since no two departments of the VVarrensburg State Noi- 4. On Saturday mornings the students may begin to
mal, No. 2 ever agree, each one arbitrarily adopting its own gather at about the usualtime, and may rattle the door vig-
rules, even regardless of pedagogical principles, since there orously at frequent intervals, but ntust refrain from all other
' ' activity and stand with bowed heads and compressed lips till
is such a beautiful lack of unity in the executive meetings GI
the chief Moguls of the great institution, since the method
of conducting one's self in the presence of the aforesaid digni-
taries is a Chinese puzzle to be solved only by an intensive
study of the ever increasing and constantly changing rules of
each particular department, and since all the students, social,
political, literary, scientific, benevolent, obstreperous, degen-
erate, normal, and abnormal visit the library it has been
deemed wise to submit, for student perusal, a system of laws
and rules which govern said students, conduct to and from and
while in the library henceforth and forever. I
MANUAL OF RULES.
ARTICLE I. INTRODUCTION OE BUSINESS. I
I. One each morning of the week except Saturday the
students may begin to gather in the halls at 7:30 or as much
earlier as they can gain admittance to the building, but the
library shall not open until the librarian arrives. '
9 o'clock when the librarian may appear, if she chooses.
f ARTICLE II. CIRCULATION OF BOOKS.
in I. The policy which shall govern the circulation of books
shall be "the greatest good to the one who gets there first.
2. On application of a student the librarian shall give
him any book in the library except the reference books, books
of special value, or reserved books, which class always 1llClLlClCS
the one he needs.
3. Books which may be taken from the library-that is
congressional records, any Treatise on Anthropologs, and
Census Reports-may be retained by the Student two weeks,
at the end of that time the books shall be either returned or
renewed for two weeks more. If, at the expiration of two
weeks, a student fails to return or renew a book taken from
the library, the librarian shall assess Said student a sum not
to exceed two pennies per day for such time as the book has
been retained in excess of the two weeks.
4. Cn each Monday morning the librarian shall read a
list of the names of those students who have neglected to re-
turn or renew the books which have been taken from the
library. lf the student whose name is read is not in the li-
brary, his friends shall tell him his name was called.
NOTE.-This section shall not be construed to mean that
the offender's name shall not be read at least six times on
Monday and with equal frequency and ever increasing force
ipon each of the five succeeding days of that Week, or until
such a time as he may appear and negotiate a liquidation of
his indebtedness. V
5. Those books to whicha whole class is referred for
a lesson or lessons shall be known for the time being re-
served books g these books shall be reserved for class use until
4120 p. m.g they may then be taken' from the library, but must
be returned by 8:30 the next morning, provided the librarian
has appeared on the scene.
NOTE.-This section shall not be construed as meaning
that the first member of the class, who reaches the library af-
ter the assignment of the lesson may not lay aside his dignity
and purloin the much desired book for an indefinite length of
time at the expiration of which the aforesaid book shall be
returned as quietly as it was taken.
ARTICLE III. DECORUM IN THE LIBRARV,
I. The library reading-room shall be set apart for the
use of those who wish to read and study.
2. The students shall not visit in the library, nor shall
committee meetings be held therein.
31 Students shall be required to step lightly in th.:
libraryg that is, they shall avoid the decided clicking of the
heels which wears on the nerves of others and interferes witan
concentration of thought.
4. llfhen the reading-room becomes noisy, the librarian
shall rap on the desk and then make a little speech about th:
display of selfishness, rudeness and the lack of self-control
Then the room shall become very quiet.
5. All decorum in the library shall be founded on a con-
sideration of the rights of others.
ARTICLE IV. MoTIoN TG ADJOURN.
- ' I. At 4:3o p. m. the librarian shall say: "Fifteen min-
utes to closing time. Reserved books may be taken out now."
2. At 4:45 p. m. the librarian shall say: "Closing time."
Then the students shall all scramble for a book and depart
3. At 4:5o p. m. the librarian shall say severely to any
stray student who may come in hurriedly, "The library is
closedf, The student shall then sadly go away thinking. if :ft
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WHY WE OUGHT TO STUDY FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
This is a question I have been asked, don't ask me how
often, for I am no lightning calculator.
VVe ought to study them first and above all for the rea-
sons enumerated below and especially that we may be able
to read and understand such as follows:
Mein liebes kleines Mauschen!
Es sind nun vier und zwantzig Stunden seitdem ich Dich
nicht mehr gesehen habe. Tag fur Tag, Secunde fur Secunde
habe ich on Dich allein gedacht, mein einziger geliebter Schaty,
ohne den ich nichtleben kann. Alles was ich sehe erinnert
mich an Dich, meine Lectionen sind gleich Null, und als mich
der alte I-Ierr Professor letzthin plotzlich aufrief, konnte ich
mich nur auf ein einziges VVort besinnen, Schatz, diminutiv
Schiitzchen, und nur auf einen einzigen deutschen Satz, nam-
lich: 4'Ich liebe Dich von ganzen Herzenf' und das konnte
ich doch unmoglich dem I-Ierrn Professor sagen. So, liebste
Marie, wenn Du nicht bald kommst, kann ich nicht langer
leben, komme, komme bald zu mir!
Dein ungliicklicher, sich stets nach Dir sennender,
Now, this letter passed through ten hancs of the mas-
culine and feminine gender, none of whom couQd get the least
sense out of it, so it was ultimately turned over to its addressee
as, the envelope bore the direction in good EngQish.
Now, suppose that the letter had been writ
What a calamity! My pen refuses to depict tf
No end of teasing would have been the unha
writer and what source of unalloyed joy was f
ten in English.
.ie dire results.
ppy lot of the
.ost to this un-
lettered decemviri. or decemfoeminze!
But, I don't see where the joke comes in, some of my
readers, fair and otherwise, will say. That 's exactly where
the proof of the pudding lies. Go and take a courseiin Ger-
man and your curiosity will be satisfied, oh, ye monolinguists,
but since this might take rather a long time, go to one of
your dear brothers or sisters, preferably the latter, and have
the letter explained to you. I---won't.
Another reason for learning foreign languages is that
you can express certain of your thoughts so much easier, that
is, you can give more and better vent to your feelings, but for
that purpose I recommend the Spanish, it is particularly well
adapted to this purpose, it is so pregnant with words which
will help you to unburden your mind from pent-up feelings.
Still another reason for the acquirement of these tongues
is that you can sit on a perhaps otherwise tedious journey
in close proximity to a newly-wedded couple, who secure in
the possession of an alien tongue express their emotions with-
out restraint whilst all the time you on the next seat chuckle
and gloat over their feelings.
I am well aware that some of these arguments might be
turned around like a two-edged sword. For instance, had
that couple known no other tongue but the English they would
have been more guarded in their expression and choice of
place ' for confidential communication.
But you must not be too exacting. Of course, many rea-
sons could be mentioned showing the merits of a study of
these languages, but I do not want to pose as a teacher and
give you a philosophical lecture you don't expect that in a
publication of this kind. Do you?
I know that these reasons, U Telemachus, appeal to you
more than all the scientific ones and should you fall in love
before you have lear11ed any foreign language, why, then call
for any linguistic help 'Jn your old friend.
-E. voN FINGIQRLIN.
P. S.-The name signed to the above German letter can
be read without any knowledge of German. Can you read it?
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The beginning of the school-year IQO5-6 marked a new
era in the history of the Warrensbu1'g State Normal School.
Many changes took ,place both in outside appearances, and
in the inneriuworking of the institution. Qi all these changes
the greatest is perhaps thelmalging a department Cwhich stands
pre-eminent in culture 'givingj out of a before subordinate
phase of our literary Work.
The time has been when uneducated people had little or
no chance. in great struggling masses ot humanity. But
HOW the age d?111ffP?f1S 119'?0'3.1Y Cdacated mal and WOW1, bu?
men and women who can CXPEC55 what EHCY know 1U Coffs?
and intelligent form and present it with a graceful and force-
ful physical manner.
And it is for the exemplification of this very truth that
we have established in our school the Department of Expres-
sion and Speech Artsg that we have employed a man of unex-
celled ability to train young men and women in the Art of
In this great work uve stand first as a Normal School, and
by the hearty co-operation of all we wish C and we willy keep
our pre-eminent position as an up-to-date school along all
WINNERS IN THE INTER-SOCIETY CONTESTS, 1906.
The One-Price Cash
Shows the largest and best stock of
Clothing, Furnishing Goods,
Hats and Shoes in Warrensburg.
a Specialty. .
31.00 to 84.00.
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc., at the very lowest
prices. Give us a call, and we will convince you. No
trouble to show goods.
Glasses accurately fitted to the eye. Headquarters for
Class and Society Pins.
T. B. Montgomery
Eclstmorp Kodoks, Toilet Flrti-
cles, Stcltioryery, Etc.
Try our Ice Cream Soda. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
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UP-T0 DATE MILLINERY, 104 PINE STREET.
This is Everybody's Shoe Store
OUR SHOE BUSINESS is growing won-
derfully. We 're trying hard enough to
make it grow. After all, the only thing that
has any effect is the Shoes and Prices. Ask-
ing for business does no good 5 making it pay
people to come here-that's the way we get
See Our W. L. Douglas . See Our Women's 52.50
Melfs Shggg I lapd S3.00Ish?esJ H
. , t' s ci ootwear as tn. tint ui csour
At 33-50 af1fl34-00- Pat- Colt or Gun' repixtilltion and wins ness friends for us
Metal Calf, Ideal Shoes,every one of them- daily.
Sou'rH or Coum' House
THE DRY GOODS PEOPLE
WE coUR'r COMPETITION p I
wr: ADMIRE OPPOSITION
AND UNDER N0 CONDITION
WILL WE BUDGI-I oUR POSITION
As Leaders in Dry Goods, Notions and Ladies' Furnishings
' Warrensburg, Mo.
COLLINS SISTERS A NATHAN
MMQEFFU me Ulnthiev
Corner ol Holden I2 Pine Sts,
New Hotel Estes Barber Shop
The Newest, Finest, Most Up-to-
Date Shop in the City. Located
in the HOTEL ESTES. '
Carmack Bros. : 2 Props.
STUDENTS ARE REQUESTED
TO PATRONIZE THE ABOVE
FIRMS IN THE ANNUAL. JH .20
I Hrckman Bros 8c Campbell
LLOTHING GENTS FURNISHINGS
MENS AND LADIES FINE SHOES
From foundat1on to iimsh our goods are nght
JC VERNAZ Drugguste g-Aulq gy
-- CALLED FOR AND ,DELIVERFD
The finest Perfumery Bo Pa- ' 3 : ' PROMPTLY ' ' ' :
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