University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Quiver Yearbook (Oshkosh, WI)

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PRESIDENT ALBEE. I I (BcMcatton. To Pmident G. S. Alb« in Commemoration ol thr Twenty-Sixth Year of Hb Admmbtration, thb Volume b R»pr tfully Dedicated by the Om of V7.JL « i VI (Proem THIS being the first book of its kind in the history of the school a few remarks concerning its production and purpose may be appropriate. Following the example of the leading colleges of the country, the memlters of the Senior ('lass of the Oshkosh Normal School, taking pleasure in the fact that »luring their school course the institution has grown to such proportions as to warrant the publication of such a book, undertake to establish the Quiver as the school annual. In attempting to establish such an annual in connection with the school, the editors have met with many difficulties, owing to the short time allowed for preparation : therefore we hope that the many defects may Ik overlooked by our sympathizing readers and that the book may not reach any who are not such. It is the hope of the editors that the Quiver will meet with the approval of its readers and that our successors mav profit bv the defects of this edition, so that the next may insure the permanent establishment of the Annual in the school. $QSoarb of (Regents GOVERNOR EDWARD SCOFIELD, tx-ofrdo............................................................ Midnon. J. Q EMERY, Stitt Superintendent, tx -officio.................................................. Midooo. Ttrm Ending February, 18%. V. A. BROWN........................................Marinette EDWIN I). COE......................................Whitewater FRANK OSTRANDER......................................Superior Term Ending February, 18%. THOMAS JENKINS......................-..............PUtteville J. J. FRUIT.........................................La Crosse FREEMAN H. LORD.....................-........... River Fall Term Ending February, 1900. CHARLES PITTELKOW...................................Milwaukee GEORGE E. McDlI.L..............................Stevens Point A. E. THOMPSON.................................... Oshkosh OFFICERS OF THE BOARD. EDWIN I). COE. President..........................Whitewater A. E. THOMPSON. Vice-President.......................Oshkosh S. S. ROCKWOOD. Secretary.......................... Madison SEWELL A. PETERSON. Treasurer, ex-officio........... Madison VISITING COMMITTEE. PROF. W. J. BRIER...............................River Falls PROF. S. Y. GILLAN ...............................Milwaukee PROF. C. O. MERICA.................................AppletontU GEORGE S. ALBEE, President, (University of Mich.’ School Supervision. History of Education. ROSE C SWART, University of Wbeonsin. Inspector of Practice Teaching. EMILY F. WEBSTER, Oshkosh Normal.' Mathematics. LYDON W. BRIGGS, Treasurer. Civics, Hook-Keeping, Penmanship. HARRIET E. CLARK, Oshkosh Normal, Boron School of Oratory. I'oiee Culture. Elocution. NANCY M. DAVIS, Oshkosh Normal- Geography. MARY E. APTHORP, Iowa College. Latin. HARRIET CECIL MAGEE, Ml. Holyoke College. Drawing. Social Culture. GEORGE M. BROWNE, Westfield Normal. Biology and Chemistry. WALTER C. HEWITT, Michigan Normal.' Conductor of Institutes. School Economy, Observation. JOSEPHINE HENDERSON, Allegheny College.' Composition, Khetoric. ADOLPHUS H. SAGE, Cornell University.' Physics. HENRY M. GODDARD, 'University of Michigan. Geology, Physical Geography. JULIA R. MARVIN, 'Boston Normal School of Gymnastics. Director of Gymnasium and Lecturer on Hygiene. A. ROSS HILL, Cornell University. Psychology and Pedagogy. FREDERIC R. CLOW, Harvard University.' History, Political Economy. ELLEN P. PEAKE, University of New Brunswick. English Literature, Library tradings. BENJ. MACK DRESDEN, Wooster University, Oshkosh NormaLi German. GRACE HEWARD, Potsdam Normal and Conservatory oi Mime. I 'orat Mntir. EMMA G. SAXE, Oshkosh Normal. Associate Mathematics. LILLIAN G. KIMBALL, Associate English Language, trading. FRANCES D. GUION, Cornell University. Associate Elocution and English Language. KATHERINE S. ALVORD, University oI Michigan. Associate History and Mathematics. MRS. MARY CLEMENS GODDARD. ‘ianisf. Instrumental Music. MODEL DEPARTMENT. JENNIE G. MARVIN, Oshkosh Normal. Principal and Critic. Grammar Grades. PERSIS K. MILLER. Cortland Normal. Assistant. Grammar Grades. HENRIETTA J. TROMANHAUSER. Stratford Normal. Ontario.) Teacher and Critic. Intermediate Grades. BERTHA M. KNIGHTS, Mankato Normal. Teacher and Critic. Second primary Grades. JENNIE WILLIAMS, University o Michigan. Teacher and Critic. Eirsf Primary Grades. APELLE HAMILTON, Oshkosh Normal. Secretary and Librarian. Teacher o Stenography. MARGARET J. ALDEN, Oshkosh Normal. Assistant Librarian.L STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, OSHKOSH.r «§c6oof tefor . I N a work devoted to n v ”iT the lifeof an institution. the sober facts which may have (frown cold if not dead, the effort to fan the ashes of the past into a living flame by rehearsing achievements which the present (feneration counts as mere common-places, is unenviable, if not unprofitable. Hut the editors seek to come into closer contact with the alumni to whom those events were well known, and “a (treat part of which they were." For this reason we may be pardoned for sketching some salient features attending the inception and development of the Oshkosh Normal during the era of pioneer ideals and narrow beginnings. The early settlers of Wisconsin brought, among other belongings, a firm faith in the necessity of a well supported system of public schools. Hut the seeds of professional training for teachers had only l een sown in Massachusetts and New York when these men bade good-bye to the old homes. The fruit of such sowings, mingled with tares, came some years later. Hut the news of the professional awakening in the old states was borne to ready ears before the primitive cabins gave place to dwellings in which competence delights to comfort itself, and people were not easy with the primitive ways of the schools so long as there was promise of something better. Karlv in the fifties the legislature voted moneys for support of normal training lor teachers of the public schools, which were distributed among various educational institutions that consented to give rudimentary instruction to “teachers classes." In this an eastern precedent was followed, and does not appear to have been lacking in wisdom. In IHnfi the first normal school was established at Platteville. followed by one at Whitewater in 68, and one at Oshkosh in '71. The jsipular Institute hud stamped its image for good and ill over the face of the State and throughout most of the northern states. The first normal schools of the east had essayed to prove their distinctive place in a scheme of education by taking somewhat crude material, judged by academic standards, and imparting a brief didactic course in "methods," which though founded upon correct principles, could not be so planted in the minds of the learners, both from brevity in time and lack of extended logical training in those taught. They went forth to honestly and earnestly talk of devices as principles and. worse still, sure that the gospel of the profession was included in the dicta of methods, which might not be lightly questioned. To rip. scholars, whether skilled or unskilled as teachers, this attitude was. very justly, trash and a stumbling which is still bearing fruit of prejudice against even the most philosophic efforts to develop a thorough training for the work of teaching. When the system of normal schools was first inaugurated in Wisconsin, there was altogether another phase of 11work from which they attempted to Ik- distinguished, viz: the Institute. The muttering of thorough scholarship had been heard from the east, and the fruits of the early Institute had been stimulus rather than greatly increased strength or skill. So the first normal schools said, "We must first seek sound scholarship, then all skill shall lie added to those who remain to the close.” But only a handful ever remained till that happy consummation, and the vast majority were somewhat hurriedly passed through a multifarious academic course, time for each much less than in the good-high schools, then went forth as teachers, possessing hut the merest inkling of the principles of teaching. The president best known told the writer that not a student of his school was fit to deal with any professional work before the senior year. But this attitude, sound in principle though it was. failed so seriously to permeate the State with any pedagogic influence, that widespread dissatisfaction began to voice itself. The Board of Regents heard it said that the "Normal schools were simply first class high schools." and determined to change the currents, though Scylla and Charybdis threatened. Letters were sent out for " views " as to possible middle ground which would be practicable for the pioneer condition in which the profession as a whole found itself, before opening the new school at Oshkosh. The building was erected, but they were slow to begin a possible failure. It was finally opened under the leadership of a man who could claim little more than courage and conviction that, while the practical life and experience of the youth of a land furnished sufficient grounds for a full line of empirical professional training, there must be a sound training of the mind in scholarly data and logical attitudes before the principles of teaching could bo successfully planted with any rational expectation of of good fruit. He assured every candidate that he should have professional training every day of his school life, side by side with the growth in scholarship; that whenever necessity compelled him to engage in teaching for a season, he would find himself better able to cope with the practical difficulties than the teaching of any academy for the same expenditure would do for him. What he might go forth with after one or two years' training was temporary in character, for immediate use. while the well of philosophy had not been sounded; and yet intelligent ground had been laid on which a first crop might lx- most profitably raised. That the keynote of expediency had been struck was attested by the rapid growth of the school. Since it has been the canon of the school that neither advertising nor solicitation should lx used in the securing of students, we may safely assume that the theory upon which the school was based has been consistently carried out. and that valuable professional work can be carried on in connection with skillful academic growth; although intelligently discriminated. The school opened with 43 students in the professional department, and enrolled during the year 1871 2. 173; 1876 7. 369; 1881 2. 388; 1886 7. SOS; 1891 2. 585; 1896 7. 662. excluding preparatory classes. The model department has always been limited by capacity of the rooms, and has been one of the most important factors in the professional training of teachers. It has been claimed that the fact of adaptation to the felt needs in the State had much to do with the early lead 12which the school has maintained. It is possible that one very practical and important aim in organization of the faculty, founded upon the equities due to students and communities alike, may have had much to do in securing it. First the faculty was selected for proved abilities in teaching power; scholarship was prized, but counted as naught unless combined with large pedagogic power to impress and stimulate. Second, the very ablest teachers were placed in charge of the commonest branches, that the students who could remain but a limited time might have been brought in touch with superior minds and receive some revelation that their value had never been discerned. Has the Oshkosh Normal stood for anything more than devotion to critical scholarship and a pedagogy of principles persistently applied, instead of methodic devices? In working out from pioneer adjustments mingled with much of ideality ill-defined, it is certain that to no one school of the system is all the honor of discovery and progress through these eventful years due. Neither in the growth of any school toward surer aims can any one person claim undivided honor. But we are writing the history of one school today, and must record the phases in which it has wrought out its contributions to the general welfare, gained with difficulty and much opposition at the time, though now the common heritage, which the youth have never considered as anything less than a part of the eternal order of things. Eager with the hope that the rift between the Normal schools and the confidence of the great body of common school teachers might be closed, this administration strove for some link with which to connect the n rmal school with every gathering of teachers organically. In the fall of '72 our opportunity came, in a temjwrary call for one of the faculty. Prof. Graham, an institute worker of the greatest ability, to till the vacancy occasioned by resignation of the incumbent of the only conductorship of the state, which had been kept entirely separate from any alfiliation with the normal schools for some inscrutable reason. W'e-put forth the claim that it was • the missing link." The Board rejoined that any such arrangement would disrupt school organization. The president of the school affirmed that he would become responsible for that end. and the boon was granted. Within two years the other two schools took on the same plan and an era of cordial intercourse and appreciation began, which has continued to this day. save when a school has blundered by placing a misfit man in this most important position, ami such have been few indeed. Oshkosh has been favored with an almost unbroken line of most able men charged with our mission to the uttermost parts of the state. No other school has held from year to year representatives from so many counties of the State, and it is due to work done for the people in the field as well as within the school. In these enumerations of advance ste|»s taken, only such are stated as subsequently were adopted for all the schools. In ‘73 Oshkosh, through its president, petitioned for a few dollars, $500, we think, with which to equip a chemical laboratory, but it was rejected, with ignominy heaped, moreover, in statement that no money ought to be squandered upon whims, and that such a thing was out of place in a normal school: that the university had one and that would probably meet the wants of the State for a long time. In '74 the first enlargement to meet growth took 13place. In '75 the first “supervisor of practice" was sandwiched between other duties in conjunction with the president, the first regular officer of the kind in the system, and we dared not label him. In '7 we sent a second petition for a chemical laboratory, stating that as both the president and science teacher had some mechanical skill, we thought $150 would suffice for hoards, bottles, and a small outfit of re-agents. It was granted rather because of our importunity rather than from profound conviction of need, and the first primitive laboratory of a system which boasts of nearly a score to-day was set up for the other schools to reap the benefits of later, free from galling refusals. In "77 the second enlargement by erection of the great west wing was built, and filled to overflowing at once. Provision was somewhat surreptitiously made for the art room by the arrangements of skylights, but no promise of any special teacher for such fanciful work as drawing was conceded. Fortunately we had gained an able teacher of music in Prof. Graham at the very organization of the school, but every hour taken from hi' other work for music was deemed burning incense to folly by wiseacres throughout the state: but two thousand students will l car witness that he kept the fires burning, both for them and for posterity. So drawing languished for a decade, because there were no adequate ideals and no teachers who saw its educational values. The first distinctive teacher of this stamp was finally secured by Oshkosh in the early '$o . subject, however, that Miss Magee must do something else, and not waste all the time of one teacher on a line not recognized by statute as necessary to the common schools. Gymnastics of the Dio Lewis pattern hud been attempted in the three schools almost from their foundation, and managed by chance leaders either drawn from the faculty rank' as a by-pro luct of s .me enterprising professor, or from among the students, led by a vigorous youth who liked the fnn and eclat of the display. But of any systematic training there was not a vestige. Something was urged about the matter being made more formal and disciplinary as early as "7H when Oshkosh lost a man of good musical ability, in whose hands the slender work had rested for three years. Hut there was neither money nor conviction to support anything out of the common, and we all drifted. But about "$2 an appeal was made to the public spirit of the students, which ha' been an unfailing resource in time of special need, beyond most schools. It was decided to employ a well-trained teacher, and a teacher of the German Turners was regularly engaged for thorough work of the entire department, men and women. For five years his entire salary was paid by the students and faculty. Other schools became uneasy and helped the cause by battering the ideals of the Board for help, but the Oshkosh school alone carried on the work to full demonstration of value. In "S7 the Board tried the futile experiment of employing one man to itinerate from school to school, then five in number, four months of darkness and one of light. The Oshkosh students knew what regular training meant, declined the program with thank', presented their one-fifth share to the others, and kept on paying their teacher and reaping the benefits. In 88 the next addition was made to the building after three year of iterated demonstration of needs, and in that the first gymnasium of the system wa built, a commodious and convenient room. 14While the addition was gained with difficulty, the Hoard willingly conceded that the work in physical training at Oshkosh was of high value and the gymnasium feature was readily incorporated, and the Regents assumed the responsibility of supporting our teacher, the first in the system, although seven years after it had become an accomplished fact. In the same year, the authorities conceded that the work of drawing in this school had become of real educational value and fitted up the attic floor, planned in 76 for the Art Room; again the first one of the system. OMAN cots IN COCK SR OR STUDY. Slender purses of candidates and feeble convictions regarding the necessity of any professional training for teaching, rife with the great majority, led to the organization of a course of study only three years in length, in which all academic and professional work was to be done. Apparently this was much better than our prototypes of the Hast with their course of but two years: but. in reality, not so good. With those, some reasonable degree of culture was assumed from the prevalence of strong academics throughout the North Atlantic states. Hut with us the normal work rested close down upon the rudimentary work of the rural schools, lvvidentlv. the original founders were imbued with the value of varied information in the teacher, for it was difficult to find any branch aside from foreign tongues that was not represented for some notice in the fateful three- years. Even Latin was sometimes attempted, we learn. Early in the third year of the history of the Oshkosh Normal, an interview was held between the Senior class and the president regarding their disregarding the privilege granted by the Board and remaining for a full four years' course before applying for graduation. They, to their lasting credit, voted unanimously to add that much culture to the bare requirement previously accorded. With one exception, all those students carried slender purses: but their ideals were high. In 75 that class was graduated with high honor; within the next year the Hoard made such an extension for all the schools, as recommended in the report from the Oshkosh school. The further recommendation that a narrower course of two years, to be known as the “partial course," was transformed into the Elementary Course, which was by change of title unduly exalted into a finality for altogether too many students. The addition of one-third in time without any increase in number of branches, proved a boon to ideals of sound scholarship in the State: a function which the Normal school ought never to fail in fulfilling. In ''M the report from this school raised the question whether the time had not come to introduce a larger election in branches during the last two years of the course, in the interest of more extended culture in a few fields. Within a year, after much consideration, such a course was adopted. Other most needful gains have been proposed from time to time, but are either minor or. if adopted, were so modifier! that no just claim of priority can be made. The duty of seeking relief from deterioration by appeal to legislative aid. was made in report after report of the Oshkosh school dating from about 86. While a strong "old guard" of great strength was to Ik- found in several schools, the rising tide of educational estimate was cutting us off from 15recruiting strong teachers, leaders in skill and scholarship, into our ranks. For one. the writer saw the writing on the wall of doom, if means were not obtained. In 89 he ventured to say that 55,000 increase of annual salary account was imperatively needed. The reply bv one of the best leaders was. "You mean 55,000 for the system?" (then of live schools.) "No, 55,000 for each." It was politely passed as a dream too visionary for practical men to consider. In '95 the same dreamer went into statistics to prove that the system of seven prospective schools would need 5250.000 a year if justice was to be done to the thousands of youth flocking to these schools, and strong business men declared it sound in estimate. The remarkable change wrought since then cannot be even told, still less estimated in regard to enlarged usefulness. Hut this is the present and for the future and not history.Stiver M moral Vaie f lewnlcd to Prci. G. S. Albee by the Alumni Anoeution at the Quarter Centennial Celebration. Kroner D. Onion. Nancy M. Datta. Zbc faculty. Harriet Cecil Magee Harriet K. Clark. Adolph.it II. Stage. Jotcpfciee llendmoo. Jatia K. Marvin. Grace Howard. Henry N. Ooddard.flDofcel Department. H. J. Tromaohau er. Int. Pept. Bertha M. Knight . Second Primary. Jennie G. Marvin. Principal and Critic. Jennie William . First Primary. (Grammar Dept.) Per i K. Miller, Assistant Principal.■ Tl?e ROSE C. SWART. (fiodel Department. THIS department consists of four rooms and comprises nine grades of pupils, the first and second primary and intermediate rooms having two grades each, and the grammar room three grades. Each room is in charge of a principal and critic who divides her time between teaching classes and supervising practice teaching. The department as a whole is under the supervision of the inspector of practice. The model department enrolls about 2.to pupils. Each grade is sectioned, and the pupils are taught in classes of ten or twelve. The number of practice teachers enrolled for the last two quarters of this year was ‘Hi and 84 respectively. The department offers an opportunity to practice, not only in the-common school branches, but in drawing, music, gymnastics, physics, bookkeeping, algebra, geometry, the sciences, and Greek. Homan. English, and French history. The aim in the practice work is to make practical teachers who will adapt their teaching to the needs of their pupils and seek solid educational results. The effort is therefore to establish principles of pedagogy and illustrate them in practice, rather than to follow specified •• methods."The practice teachers arc almost without exception, a body of earnest young men and women who work with the definite purpose of gaining experience and establishing a reputation for character and teaching ability. Many of them succeed admirably, securing the fullest co-operation from their pupils, and honorable mention from the parents of the children. The Model Department is also used as a school of observation, and one comes everywhere upon students with notebook and pencil recording their observations and more or less modest criticisms. The observers have a keen scent for good work, and if found in large numbers at any recitation, it may safely be assumed that the work is habitually well carried on by both teacher and pupils. The children of this department are not remarkable for anything unless it may Ik- their abilitv to recite topically. They have been known to talk logically and continuously for ten and fifteen minutes on a single theme without exhausting what they had to say. Systematic training in fluent expression of thought is begun in the first year with the reproduction of stories that the little ones like to hear and like to tell. In the short space allotted here it would Ik difficult to set forth the varied qualifications, both natural and acquired, which are necessarily possessed by the teachers in this department. They must have adequate knowledge of the subjects taught and of the j edagogy of those subjects. They must have a scientific, sympathetic, and practical knowledge of human nature. They must hold the balance line betweeen the interests of the children ami the interests of the practice teachers, and must enlighten, stimulate and strengthen both. They must Ik kind but forcible: patient with those would but cannot, and nobly discontent" with those who can but do not. They must Ik sincere, just, calm, and radiate good cheer. And with the ability to grasp principles and to see large relations, they must possess the thoroughness that descends to details, and the insight that reveals their nature and their tendency. And this is not all. So the Model Department is the home of many busy and happy people, big and little, and with this introduction we recommend it to your further acquaintance. 22Editorial Staff. Ruby McNair. Kmtna KacdiOK- W'm. J. Cme. IMmnod Whnlan. Udltor. S. D. Branau. BrnilMW Manager. Cornelia Shair, Am. Rditor. Otto Konalltr Annie Berrtce Mau 1r Ingram. Cba«. Ktrwnn. Aaal. MaaaiEtr. I.otiia Torreyaon.SENIOR CLASS. ActtO. WORK WINS. Officer . Pres. S. 1). Bkazkai . Viet-Pres.- Anna Kusciii-:. Secretary Coknki.ia Siiaw. Treasurer Asa M. Koyck. Colon BLUE AND CREAM. Flowtr FORGET-ME-NOT. Yell: We are Normalites, that's no josh! Where do we hail from? Why, Oshkosh! What class are we? Well, I guess! Se-ni-or-s!Km mo Kaolins. Edmund Wbcetan. Elrnnor Ka.mna.ru. Minnie Waller Emil Ptetor. I.oui Torreyaon. Edwin Satan u tav Romk«i. Chn . Kirtvan. Olio Kowalke. Wa, Green. Mary MePadden. A a koiff. Harold IInghc Minnie Black. Minnie Kidney. le le Wllcoi. Clara Speniiler. Ida Monieomcry. Hoteiue Staolcy. Alice Wright. Ellen linker. Senior Class, iso? Bertha Kohl. Stephen Hrareau. Winifred Tilnt. Won. Morrow. lame Madieoa. Ko c Stanton. Flora Hind. Frank Vandewalker. Sara Kick. Jeanne Hnrrinicton. Xel Jen en. Florence Soward . liora Cromrin. Anna ti'Coanur. Mary Morgan Meta Meyer. Nela Shaw. Annie Service. Orajacek. Anna Ktinche. Emma |aeek. Anna Chri.tcneen. Alma I'ranhart. Caroline Wearer. Emma Mood. Knby McNair Maud Ingram. Noth Kelley. Je..le KlebSENIOR CLASS HISTORY. 4’"T"HKKK is nothing so sweet, so bright or so holy as the thoughts that come with the spring.” This year they J are thoughts of graduation, and although hopeful, are tinged with the sadness of parting. Each day has brought us nearer and nearer to the close of our senior life, and now the class of '07 is about to leave you. Hut before we go we will give you a bit of our history, for a class without a history would indeed Ik- a strange class. “There was blight in the wheat last year" but H 7is a perfect harvest. We are the youngest, handsomest, largest class ever graduated possibly smartest, for we have twelve more mental machines. We possess the greatest variety in age. nationality, sixe and appearance. Our Hughes shade from a brilliant Green to the deep Blood red We are not forced to economize but are doubly Rich, and kindly favored by a Christen-son. We arc supplied with a Weaver, a Baker, and Jaecks of all trades; a class which resembles Birely's jewelry store, si brilliant are its Spanglers and Rubies. Don't think us conceited because we say these things, for on class day the truth must be told. The ancestry of this class is remarkable- Some canfc over in the Mayflower, some are dcsccndents of famous navigators, poets, educators, historians and presidents. Miss Meyer is a descendant of the Pied Piper who frightened the rats out of Hamclin by his direful piping, and Mr. Green actually affirms he descended from Adam and Eve. Miss McNair is the only member of the class who has always attended the Oshkosh Normal. The rest have come here to perfect a high or district school education. They have come from far and near. Washington anti Dakota contributed two small slips Miss Montgomery and Miss Morgan. Also Missouri and Nevada are represented, and nearly every county in this state has sent its rich blessing. There are forty-nine in the class; its weight is tremendous. It equalled two hundred thousand ounces the day we pulled our orator from the station weighing honors a- well. The tallest in the class is Mr. Morrow, the shortest Miss Urquhart. so small and tiny we almost call her "vague." The ages vary from forty down to our baby, who is only nineteen, but this conceited little chap has had the audacity to sign every paper for the past two years "O. K." It would be difficult to characterize the class as a whole we possess the sum of all virtues, the Wright but I must give you a few individual traits. Mr. Vandewalker is designated as Frank. Miss Stanton is our Rose; however it is set with little willful thorns. If she will. Miss Hinds will, if she won't, she won't. Miss I.udeke is as quiet as a lamb: Mr. Pistor's voice was ever soft and gentle, while Miss Xolil lives continually among her books. In wit Mr. Madison is a genius, in simplicity a child. Mr. Kirwan religiously believes in chewing even while giving his oration. Miss Warding hath a daily beauty ever with her. and no one head can carry what Mr. Sabin knows. Miss Ingram is here, there and everywhere. Our college graduate is prepared for everything; the tempest itself lays behind Mr. Morrow. Among some of the things we have learned arc these: In psychology that one can form an image of a horse 20without cars hut it must be a saw horse; that Mr. Yandcwalker would l e perfectly willing to chew an old shoe if he could imagine it made of candy: in chemistry, arsenic was used for dy(c)ing; whistling as a chemical reagent precipitates nothing but evil. We also learned Mr. Jensen's destiny when he read. •• Farewell, happy fields, where joy forever dwells, hail horrors! Hail infernal world and thou profoundest Hell receive thv new professor! Mr. Hewitt has thoroughly impressed us with the difficulty of removing the radical sign. Miss Sowards dreamed one night she was under the radical, and not being perfectly square her exertions to extricate herself were fruitless. In physiology that feet are sometimes where the head should be, when Mr. Brown told us. "The next heading will Ik the Feet." Today such things are over. We look back upon a bright past and one nearly perfect, but we did neglect some non-important matters, such as. I.atin Iwgan at eight o'clock promptly; that a class exercise in science of education wasn’t to Ik treated with "sublime indifference. ’ but was to be studied: that all were expected to bo present Friday afternoons. But we attended faithfully to our social functions and class meetings. The class meetings were usually cut and dried for "all ha l made up their minds before hand." Even the president decided two weeks l efore he called the class meeting he would not Ik class orator. This class has been instrumental in a number of reforms. It was due to us the addition was decorated; the Juniors are so well-behaved; that the boys need no longer ere with jealousy the ladies’ study until five o'clock, but arc welcomed at four promptly; that love is no longer heard on the tennis courts, having adopted the method of counting by p'ints and quarts for two p'ints make a quart. Revered and esteemed authority adds weight to any argument, so I shall tell you what our teachers think of us. These quotations are from faculty meeting -overheard in a mysterious way. Miss Henderson said. " This class is wonderful in its practicability, they even write orations that can be put to practical use. for if all the world should be submerged the orations would still Ik dry.’’ Miss Webster said. "None but the class of '' 7 could cvct Ik its parallel"; Miss Apthorp testifies that " ‘ 7’s Latin class know to b does not take an object." Mr. Briggs thinks it a shame that some members have decided to be only school teachers when they could make such admirable lawyers. Mr. Clow: "A class who looked kindly upon economy, although they had no use for it." Miss Magee said, "Those who follow the example set by this year’s Senior class. Prosper. grow. ami !louri»h greatly in the thing of greater worth. While the few who » orn to copy after these i!lu triou» mind Fall and perish in the struggle, all their life a wasted dearth." We have had many serious thoughts and experiences and learned many grand and noble lessons, of which I can give you no idea in so short a time. We hope we have done some little good ; that impartial judgment will pronounce us worthy of the name " Seniors." and that Wisconsin will truly be proud of the fortr-ninc voung people our Alma Mater sent forth June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. 27JUNIOR CLASS. Abottc: I CAN: I WILL. Otdccr . Pres. M. W. McAkdlk. I 'ire-Pres. Joskimiink Lakkabhk Secretary- -Moi.uk Hakkington. Treasurer Wsi. Mukpiiv. Color LAVENDER. Flowrr WHITE CARNATION. Yell: We are, we are, up to date, Urah! Oshkosh! '98.JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY. 'i F all great tasks imposed on man the most gigantic is now at hand. To think class of ''»s is enough to rack the brain of anv but an inspired historian. The task is to leave it undone. I will therefore yield to the pleasure of the wishes and forego writing our history. of writing the history of the best way to do an undesirable of the readers of this sketch Of the 125 members in the class of 'os. 85 are ladies. This accounts for the high degree of culture and refinement possessed, or hoped to be possessed, by the gentlemen. This valued social development is aided by numerous and pleasant receptions. The last, most joyous and welcome of these is the final annual reception, when we bid farewell to the dignified, much-learned seniors. To the class of "98 has been referred the settlement of the most important social and economic questions of the day. Nine of our worthy members are at present engaged in preparing final decisions on three of these weighty and far-reaching questions that have been proposed for debate; and it is a notable fact that questions once settled by this class are seldom brought forward again for discussion. Let the future possibilities of the class of 98 be realised to the same extent that our present aspirations are idealized, ami the 20th century will be ushered in two years before its time. 13Cbc 3unior Class. Ailam%on. William G. Andcrton, Nellie, Andrews. Btraiw. Armstrong, Mar; Belle. v Arnold. George T.. Avery. Ollie N.. Baldwin. Alice C.. Baldwin. Winifred. Banncrmann. Kate. Bawden. Kiln. Beckenst rater. Herman, Bell. Helen E.. Bern is. Mary I. . Blakely. Clara I... r Klyman, Charles. Bock. Linna E.. Bowe. William K., Bowron. Belle. Brekken. John. Brown. !.cando K.. Buck. Elbrige G., Calnan, Alice. Calnan, John W.. Callahan. Mary K., Cavanaugh, Stella, Chamberlain, A. Pearl, Clark. Vinnie B., Comer ford. I.ncile, Conant. Claude S_, Crawford. Mary. Cross. France C.. Davi . Nellie. Dixon. Mr . Ida. Driscoll. Joule L.. V Eaton. Nellie. Ellsworth. Melvina, Featherston. Katherine, FcUchow. Huldah, Finch. Julia. Fisher. Miry. Fitzgerald. Nellie, Forbc . Margaret, Francis. Etta. J.. Gibbon. Maud M.. Gifford. Ysobel. Godshall. Winifred. James M.. Gordon. Alfred W., Gotham. Edwin C.. Harkins. Ceiestia E.. Harrington. Mollie H., Harth. Mildred. Hartley. May. Hartung. Huldah. Hayden. James J.. Hayes. Carrie B.. Hendrickson. Herman, Hennley. Elizabeth M.. Hogan, Catherine V.. Hollenbeck. Herbert I)., Hooker, Frances. Hougen, Emma M.. Houghton, Madge, Humphrey. John. Hunting, Belle, Ideson, Ethel. James. Kathryn D.. Jenney. Robert T.. Jens, Sophie. Jobes. Blanche. Jones. Cora. Jones, John I... Judd. Elsie G.. Kelleher. Delia I... King. Claribcl A.. Kneip. Clara. Kreuger. August, I.arrabee, Josephine. Lindermann. John H.. Livingston. Zella, Llewellyn. Maude. Lobb. Ida. Long. Margaret K., Lunak. Charles, Luther. Marion M.. McArdle. Michael W McCoy, Jennie. McDermott. Mary. McDonald. Nellie !!.. McMillan. Flora. Mastalir. Henry, Messenger, Sophie. Morris. Nina. Morrissey. Nellie C-. Morrison. Myrtie B., Motley. Lizzie. Murphy. William B.. Murray. Clyde. Muth. Delia. Nnber. Anna H.. Neuman, luliusj.. Nickel. Sara. Noyes. Lulu E.. Otis, Bessie, Peerenboom, Evelyn, Peli.hek, Blanche A. Pelishek. Francis. Pelishek. Mary H„ Peterson. Eleanor. Plngrey. Della H.. Plummer. Eilpha B,. Powell. Michael H.. Powers. Aura. Kecd. Eva M.. Rehn. Fred. Rice. Lucina D„ Richter. Emily. Roberts. Sara A.. Ryan, Timothy. 30 St. John, Janet. Salter. May, Sawtcll. May A.. Scania. Julia A.. Schneider. Kdward, Schubert. Albert. Schubert. Martha. Schult . Ernst. Sedgwick. ltc» ie. Sheehy. William. Soland. Johanna, Smith. Oanno K., Sjmhler. Alice, Steffen. Pauline J.. Stone. Cliff W., Streeter. Jennie, Sullivan. Janie , Taylor, Jc »ic, Taylor. Rose. Thayer. Cecil 1$.. Thouia . Lydia K.. Thompson, Madge E.. Tollefaon, Ida. Torreyaon, Loui H.. Townc, Minnie V., Tracy. John B., Tripp. Cordon. Tunnicliffc. Richard M.. Vosburgh. Hattie, Vo . John ;.. Wade. Alice M.. Well . Frol C.. Whitman. Carol.CLASS OF '99, flfcotto. “OUR TO-DAY IS THE SUM OF THE DAYS THAT ARE PAST." Officer . Pres. Kkank Ri sski.i.. Vicc-I’rcs. ('.knkvikvk Dovlk. Secretary Ekfik Colli kk. Treasurer Wm. Jbi-SON. Color RUBY, RED AND BLACK. Flower ROSE. Yell: If they ask you. Who are we? Tell them Elementary. 1 (HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF ’99. lass of 99 will ever be sung. Laurel wreaths crown the heads of her members, and they have me no(»-iieiu yet each one is such an honor to the school that it is with envy that the '97s and '9Ss hear the praise given them by the faculty for their superior work in the class room. The dignified Juniors and reverend Seniors hung their heads and wore a sordid expression on their faces when a 99 carried off the laurels in the oratorical contest. They will l e greener than ever with envy of the class of 99 when the inter-society debate is closed, for one of her bright fellows is destined to carry off the honors, for with a 99’s name is always coupled success." Not only in class room and literary work do the 99s excel, but in athletics as well. They easily carry off all the honors in long batting on the ball ground, and in sprinting on the gridiron. The members of this class arc also noted for the largeness of their hearts. They have been known to extend a helping hand to many a poor mortal in distress, and the members of the class of 1‘hhi have especial reasons to remember her bounty. Before the class of 99 is stretched out a wonderful future. For surely from such a wonderful beginning this must be the end. They have come from almost every walk in life. From the plow, from the counter, from 33CLASS OF 1899. Adamson, Fred B., Allen. Daisy M., Backus. August, Bailey. Jennie, Bell. Charlotte, Benedict. Edith A_ Berge. liilma, Bertsehy. Mrs. Matilda M.. Blewitt. Henry. Blv. Mabel. Bovee. .aidee. Brasure. Howard, Bridgman. Charles G.. Brunette, Lemuel. Burke, Stella. Casev. Alice M. J.. Cavanaugh. James F., Chaney, Sirs. Celia S., Christensen. Alfred H., Clarke. Lizzie I. Clifford, Mclvlna, Collier, Bffie I... Collier, Louisa, Constine, Margaret. Coxshall. Cora. Damon. Maude S.. I avi». Kva. Deane. Myra, DeGuire. George, Dover, Otto T., Doyle. Genevieve C., Katon. Harriet I... Farmer, Frank. Flath, Joseph A.. Flatley, Anna M.. Flatley, Margaret I., Flatley. Michael. Frit sc he, Alvin. Gigstad. Mabel. Giilick. Anna. (Joerc . Max. tiolden. Etta M., Gray. Alice. Habcn, Mathilde, Harder. !.ouis F., Hardgrove, Joseph, Hatch. Flora D.. Hayden. Mary M., Holgcr. Caroline, Holland. Frank. Hougen. Evelyn H.. Houghton. Ruth, Hubbard. Belle. Huck, Vincent, Huggett. Ida. Hull. Helen M., Ideson, Dione. Inglis. Janies. Irwin. Esther S.. Jepson, William S.. Jewell. Henrietta. Joachim. Anna, Kelleher. Lucy. Kelley. George V.. Kurz. Lillie. Kusche. Ella O.. LeFevre, Bernard M., Leith, Benjamin, Lewis. Angie. Lockhart, Mary F. McKay, Laura. Martin. Albert A.. Marvin. Adeline R.. Morgan. John G., Morrison. Florence, O'Keefe. Nellie. Olson, Fred. Overton. George. Owens. Sadie I., Owens. William A.. Pallatise)), Arthur. Pamperin. Emily. Peebles, Edith. Peterson. Emma H.. Peterson. Koval J.. Potts. Elbe M.. Ouallev, Ella. Ramsdell, Clara E.. Randall. Alice E.. Reardon. Katherine M, 3 1 Reis . Carrie. Reiner. Elizabeth. Reynold . Thonta M., Rich. Mary K . Rogers, Maude. Romden. Victor J . Roaenthal, Delia. Russell. Frank H.. Ryan. Catherine. Ryder. Julia. Schardt Peter J.. Schneider. Dora Schuppert. Lillian. Schussmann. Leo Sheffcr, Edgar, Sheridan. Emma. Smith. Jean Soland. I la K.. Soper. Lucia M.. Stroud. Catherine M . Stroup. Allie. Swan. Fannie. Thonta. Henry M.. Thomas. Theodore M.. Tibbitt . Vesta I... Vanderwalker. Charles W., Vicaux Blanche. Wade. Helen .. Walsh. Janie . Weenick. Ben. Wiese. Eugenia. White. William. Wochn . Wenzel M.. Wurl, Charles.jIok v v Sk V M NON PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS. Berry. Jennie, Brown. Rufus. Bucklen. Harley. Catlin. Bessie. Clark. Frank J.. Clow. Lillian M.. Downes. Robert H., Farr. Ralph. Felker. Marie P.. Jackson, Carrie. La Trace. Bltna. Parsons. Fay R.. Pcppard, Thomas. Peterson, Charles. Spaulding. Ida. Soper. Robert B.. Thompson, Charles. Weber, Richard. Westphal. Minnie, Wood. Charles L.CLASS OF 1900. Aottc. ONWARD! TO THE FIGHT. Officer . Pres.— 15. M. LbPkvkk. Yice-Pres. Kathkin Stkov: Stertlary Gkack Bovdkn. Treasurer V». Whitk. Colon PINK AND UGHT BLUE. Flower LILY OF THE VALLEY. Yell: Rah! Rah! Zip! Rah! Hooray! Freshmen! HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1900. 4 • )MK are born great. some acquire greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them." So has it been with us. On our Natal clay. August 28. we were the largest class in school. Among our acquisitions of greatness let Mr. Meyer stand as a type. Father Time, who had been looking for a good second, added the third honor by asking us to represent him in the 20th century. Hut "noblesse oblige" all these honors bring duties, which we have striven to meet. In the literary societies we have a large representation. We are foremost in field as well as in council. Baseball, foot-ball, basket ball, tennis, all claim our services. Those who doubt our power should see the first year pitch into the senior on the baseball field. So it is in music. In the famous Normal orchestra wc play ” first violin." In personnel we embrace all the learned professions, besides having our own Cook. Baker. Bailey. Schneider, and Wagenkrecht, in all of whom we take Pride without prejudice. Our appearance is scholarly, aided no doubt by our Kollensi andCuflf(s . In regard to our Church we arc somewhat exclusive and already have carefully selected our Craves.CLASS OF 1900. Ablard. Agnc M., Ablard. Ida D.. Allen. David. Allen. Stephen. Allen. Timothy. Alger. Mabel. Altenhofen. Jacob. Andcruon. Anna M.. An lc. Killa, Antoine, John, Arnold. Alice E.. Attoe. Ellen. Bailey. Nellie J.. Baker. Mary A.. Baldwin, Je »ie E.. Barber. Nina. Barne . Eva, Barthel. Edward. Beard more. William. Beckcrt. fi!i»e Bernik, Florence, Benedict. Guy. Bent. Edward I... Berber. Flora. Be . cy. Allen. Black. Sila B., Boucher, Julia, Boulanger, Henry. Boyce. Albert H.. Boyden. Dai»y, Boyden. Grace. Brady. Nellie C.. BraUhcr, Edna. Braiahcr, Ethel. Breitenbach. 0»car C., Bremer. William Brennan. Sadie. Brick. Erhard. Broderick. Eco Brown. I ewi», Brunette. Emanuel. Buchler. David. Buhring, Ella. Burdick. Margaret, Burg. I«oui . Caldwell. With E.. Carmodv. Margaret. Carmody, Nellie. Carroll. Anna, Carroll. Lucilc. Ca»ey. Mary, Chamberlain, Beanie, Charbonneau. Arthur. Chenner. Edna. Church, Charlca. Church. Eucian. Clancy. Edward. Clark. Gertrude. Clark. Joocphinc. Connie. Ellen J., Cook. EUie. Cooley, Byron S.. Cordy. Walter J.. Cowham, Holland G.. Cronkhitc. Freddie. Crons. Alta. Cuff. Jane M,. Camming . Mina. Curtin. Margaret. Davik. Mabel. DcKclver. William. Dignin, Ellen. Dignin. Jennie. Dignin. Ixiwrna, Dillon. Mary E-. Dolan. France . Donovan. Annie. Doyle. Eeo. Driscoll. Mary. Dunbar, Sadie. Duggan, May. Ecke. Arinin. Edward . Veronica. Egan. John. Egan. Nellie. Etzler. Mary. Ewald. Henry. Faulhaber, Henry S., Fitzgerald. Annie. Flynn. Timothy. Follett. Annie. Foy. Nellie. Frawlev. Kittie B.. Frederick. Edward. Fric». Otto. FriMjue. Jule J.. Furman. I.ydia, Gallagher. Bernard H.. Gebhardt. Gtorijt, Gebhardt. William. Gchbe. George. Gerlach, George. Giessel. Juliu» E.. Goff. George. Graves. Callic M.. Gray. Anna K.. Greaney. Julia. Griffin. William ! .. Griswold. Frank. Groelle. Arthur. Groelle. William, Grundy. Arthur. Gruncrt. Estelle. Guinaer. Margaret. Guthormsen. Gunhild. Haas, Jacob. Haever». Agnes. Uaever». Mary. Hatpin. Sarah, Hatpin, Thomas. Halverson. Martin. Hamilton, llerdine B.. Hamilton. I«cila P.. Hanley. Mamie. Hart. Alma J.. Have . Cecelia, Heilman, l.ydia, Henry, Mar. Hephner. kittle B.. Hewitt. Vinnie. Himley. Cordial. Hinds. Frederick. Hogan. Anna. Holcombe. Mabel. Holcombe. Mildred. Holcombe. Stella. Hooton. Arthur W.. Hotchkiss, Jennie. Howlelt. Amy I... Hovrlctt. Guy D., Hum. Ethel. Ingram. Alfred. Jacobi, Albert. Jacobsen, Mathilde J.,Jennings. RUa. Jraxn. Anna C.. Jensen. Anna J.. Jensen. Christine. Jensen. Lawrence W.. Jones. Edward. Jones. Grace. Keating. Fannie, Keene. Arthur. Kelley. Francis. Kelley. lames. Kellogg. Bessie. Kennedy. Celia. Keogh. Ella. Kicker. Louis J.. Kinney. Edith M . Kinnc. Josephine. Kin nib. I hiiip F... Kolb. Emil. Koller. Margaret A.. Kreie. William C.. Kroehnke. Clara. Larkins. Thomas. Larsen. William K.. Lawrence. Addle, Lawson. Verne. Lee. William E.. Lefevre. Alphonse. I.indow. Charles, Lloyd. Emrys, Loehrke. Ferdinand, Loew. Otto, I x». William, Looze. John B.. Lot ten. Julia. Luby. Oswald. Luther. Charles M.. McCloy. Nancv, McCormack. Elfajean. McDermott. Nellie. McDcvitt. Jennie. McDonald. Annie. McI onald. Emily. McDonald. Nellie M.f McGowan. Katie. McKenzie. Ella L., McKenzie. William. Maddock. Margaret. Malonev, Mars- 11.. Marahrk. Mary. Martin. Edith. Meggers. Entity, Meyer. Adolph. Minahan. James R.. Minahan. Victor. Moeser. Otto E.. Montgomery. Erema. Moody. R v. Morgan. Charles, Morgan. Gertrude, Morgan. Nellie M., Morgan. Rose. Morrissey. Sarah. Nelson. Edward. Nelson. M.itrna. Neumann. William C., S'eviiis. Edgar V., Nielson. Julia, Niesen. Ida. Ninmer. August, Ninmer. Henry, Ninz, Robert. Nolan. Mary E. Owens. Katiieriuc. Palmer. John F., Parker. E. R.. Pierre, Abbie L , Plummer. Jennie. Price. Jes«e P.. Price. Maliel. Pride. Stella. Proctor, Clara. Pugh. Lillie. • Race. Oscar H., Radford. Ruby, Rnndall. Harry. Rasmussen Ella, Rathert. Emma. Rathert. Louise, Rau, Eva A.. Retell. (Jail II.. Reynolds. Harold. Rtcf. Maude. Roln-rts. Mir' un. Rodenbar. h. Louise, R«rgcr». Edyth Rose. Mary. Rothfolk. Annie, Rudolph. Huhkih. Russell. Archibald, Sachse. Albeit. Savage. Mary. Savage. Mary K. Saxt- u. Elisabeth. Schmeichcl. llcmjr. Schneider, Clara Schneider. Kinilic. Schultei . Peter J.. Scribner. Jennie. Sell. Ella M.. Semple. Annie Semple. Charles, Sexton. Thoina . Sheehan. Margaret. Sheehan. Stephen. Shield . Mae. Shonnessv. Katherine. Siever . George. Silvernail. Maude. Simon. John, Smith. KfHc. Smith. Emily. Smith. Grace. Soper. Natalie. Spie . John F.. Stannard. Edith L.. Stopper. Frank. Stroup, Jay. Stroup. Uriah. Surlflow. Eleanor. Surticool. Wennie. Svraney. Georgia. Swell. Minnie E.. Switxer. Willi E.. Taylor. Andrew M., Tibbitt . Gertrude Thoma. Henry. Tomncy. Ko c C.. Van Hrocklin, Gertrude. Vanderpoel. Clarence. Veddcr. France . Vetter. Edward C.. Yosburgh, Hallic. Vought. Mary. Wade. Kay. Wagenknccht, Albert. Weber. Be ie, Whiting. Ida C.. Wiepking, Arthur, Wiley. Anna. William . Norman. Wilson, Charlotte M.. Wilson. Myrtle. Winner. Ro e. Witte. August. Young. Frank.CHEMICAL LABORATORY. THE MUSEUM.Senior (Dfaee (poem 1MMENCEMENT DAY at the Normal: We have reached at last the goal I We now arc rejoicing together; The course we have swallowed whole. Each of us looks like a king. Hut is nobler in heart than in looks; Each of us t ast that he knows All that can be learned from book . I«ong was the journey, and toilsome. From the plain that have led to these height ; Hard was the toil and the struggle: Much the oil that was burned o’ nights. At lirst was the traveling easy; The plain were all smooth and green. And far over the rolling river The height of a mount could be seen. Then we came to the raging river That we never had crossed before: Hut a trusty pilot to guide u Stood on the farther shore. And thi river wa called Economics: And we through it rushing tide. With reckless plunges, fought our way To the shore on the other side. There were national question and problems Which about in the sea were aye tossed; Free Silver impeded our progress; In Protection our faith was all lost. 1'pthe river we struggled, and through it. Hut ever a murmur, a breath. Told of the pain that we suffered. For we worked ourselves almost to death. And we hated the glittering river. Which used up the strength we once had: Our voice were fai. ter and thinner Than the down on the lip of a lad. And that man. Jensen, mighty of voice. Who could raise such a Normal cry That the people who heard it would shudder. And wish they might go off and die. He. too. grew weak-voiced in the struggle. So weak and exhausted wa he That scare up the bank he could clamber On the fa-ther side of the »ca. Then wc dime to the land of Science. We found there wild bird by the corc. ■least , and all sort of thing ere- ping. Which we never had heard of before. And all these 1-y us must be sorted. They said, and by us classified. In twenty short weeks we had done thi And fifty we stuffed had beside. And ever we sought some strange, new thing. Few we never tired in the quest: And Miss Crumrin one day discovered A peculiar kind of a nest. Triumphant she bore it with her. Its name she endeavored to know. And at last, one tine day. some one told her 'Twa« the ne l of a common crow. Then we passed from the plain of Science: The birds were all killed and gone. On the plain not a thing was left living. So. quickly we journeyed on. Then we reached a high cliff called Physics. Which rough wa-. and hard to climb. Hut our guide from the highest summit Encouraged u all the time.We had apparatus to climb with. And thi helped u innch on our way: Resemblances strange to our member Some piece prc ented each day. For like mercury someone eem weighty. And solid ( Ah. ye , with McNair I» Hut do not attempt e'er to catch him. For never, like it. i he there. One member i» much like the bcl!-jar: The longer the pump i applied. More perfect' the vacuum, say teacher . That' found in hi head inside. And many young ladie among u . Barometer like, we all know, Are susceptible ever to prc »ure (But that' not allowed here, though.) So we learned all we could of physic . To u nature laid bare her heart. No longer her words are mysterious For we know now the whole, not in part. Then we went from the cliff of Physic To Psychology garden »o fair: In the inid»t stood the tree of Judgment Filled with green Concept , there. In this garden a wonderful doctor Wa placed to take careof the fruit. That we might not partake here too freely Nor dig up the plant by the root. So we stayed there for twenty long week . Then for new field began we to pine. So we gathered the ripened Concept And extracted the judgment wine. 'T was here that Mis Hind found a concept. The hughest that ever was seen. And therefrom she extracted much Judgment Although »he had plucked it while green. So we started when each wa well laden And toother we all freely gave But Sabin who'd gathered o little. That he. a we all knew, must save. And our minds heavy grew a we journeyed. While our bodies became frail and weak. And a sudden blast blew u upward. Away to the highest Peake. And hereon the top of the mount. Was the broad field of Mteraturc. Where the land was so rich and m fertile And the atmosphere was so pure. And the leaves of the trees were the page . Best thoughts from the great authors' pen: The shadows that made the cool places. The shades of departed great men. And we here at the topmost summit. Imbibed all these great men thought. Until in our own hearts and spirits, A likeness to their had been caught. And down from this elevation. But down on the farther side. I.ics open the field of our future. A field which is fair and wide. We know not what place there awaits u . But we know we arc fitted to fill Any place which presents itself to us. And work there with hearty good will. For one there is now in our member A chief in the White House should rule: A he can't be elected this summer. No doubt he’ll be glad of a school. Then. too. we've an orator with us. His tongue is of silver the best. Perhaps he'd accept a position For silver to put in hi vest. Since we find the positions not plenty. Many girl , with self-sacrifice rare. Declare themselves willing to marry Kithcr men in the cln ». or elsewhere. With knowledge we're heavily laden; Kindergartens can handle with ease: Can equally well teach a college. I At whatever figure you please). Now all that we ask is the public Our virtues to soon recognize. To see that with all of this culture They surely are getting a prize. Jbssik K. Wilcox.LADIES' STUDY.Senior Ctaee Orafton PHILLIPS BROOKS. THK characteristic fact of ur age would see in to he success. At its shrine we kneel, and for a slight token of it- favor burn out the incense of our lives. It is a word to conjure with, and rightly understood, truly « interpreted, is a noble one. How far the glittering bubble counterfeit has dazzled our eyes to the golden 'V' solidity of the genuine, how far in the fever of our age we have but touched the surface and missed the true character of the hidden content, every thinking man today is called u|K n to decide for himself, in his own heart under the lamp of conscience. This very controversy which it inspires in the breast of the soul struggling into light is evidence of the exalted |K sition it occupies. All else is tributary: this alone is supreme. We pour our admiration and our adoration at the feet of wealth, of fame, of honor, of scholarship, of talent, because these arc recognized as the retinue of victory, the (laming heralds who blow the golden trumpets that tell the people of the coming of the chariot of success. Hut success is not the the true exponent of our eptx h for it is the superficial factor. Power is the vital truth, the fundumcntal fact. It is the power which makes success, the power the essence of success and the power the the result of success, which makes possible our devotion to success. Power, not success, is the real word, and the real power is spiritual power, and the manifestation of spiritual power is personality, and the manifestations of personality are multifold, such as the concrete but fragmentary expression in a poem, a drama, a painting, a cathedral, a song, in campaigns, in institutions, in music, in oratory, and in the more generic and complete expression in manhood and womanhood. Personality is the greatest dynamic in the world. As to just what it is. how much it comprehends, the fathoms of its depths, and the measure of its heights, and the inchisivcness of its breadth, it is as impossible to state as to unfold the inexplicable mystery of life itself. It belongs rather to the category of those imponderable and etherial forces whose home is over the unseen boundaries of paradise but who since the beginning have gone wandering like lost angels seeking to lind some expression in the crude material of our tickle, fretful life. Personality is the revelation of the highest form of the deepest truth, belonging not alone to this tin dc siccle age of ours, but the property of time and eternity. It becomes obvious then that the great man the man of power is the man of great personality. This truth is rarely evidenced in the life and character of the man we shall consider together for a few moments this morning, the late bishop of Massachusetts's. Phillips Brooks. When on the morning of the 23d day of January. 1893. the startling intelligence was flashed over the wires. •15that Phillips Brooks was dead, it seemed almost that the great heart of the world must needs stop beating'. More remarkable than the great cry of sorrow which burst from the nation’s lips, more wonderful than hushed Harvard, or the cessation of business on the day of his funeral, or the silent thousands outside the partals of solemn Trinity, more striking than any of the tributes of admiration, love, and reverence, from press, pulpit, and platform, was the keen sense of personal loss, experienced not alone by those who had come in direct touch with the great Bishop, but also by that unnumbered multitude who, through the pervasive power of his personality and his writings, had been brought under the spell of his matchless influence. A little girl in Boston who had known and loved him, when told by her mother that Phillips Brooks had gone to heaven, exclaimed : “ Mamma, how happy the angels will be !" The president of Columbia College said. “ I am one of the many thousands whose whole life has l cen touched with a finer inspiration for having come in contact with him.” This personal grief was not confined to the state that had lost its bishop, nor the church that had lost her distinguished son. nor the country that had lost its greatest preacher, but was felt in Kngland and wherever his fame had penetrated and where was he not known ? Since the death of Lincoln no such profound impression had been made on the world. How can we explain it the secret of this wide-spread and personal influence ? We cannot explain it. for when we say that his power was his complete and rich personality, we have only named it. Further we may not go except as we pursue the only method of study of any life, the study of its expressions, - and even then this study, however filled with facts, illuminated by anecdote or picture, and studded with gems from his own lips, must be fractional and imperfect. In the Phillips Kxetcr lectures on Biography. Bishop Brooks remarked that he thought that the reading of many biographies ought to be begun in the middle, because this is the way in which we come to know a man. We touch his life at some jK int in its course and find it full of attractive interest, and so become interested in what he is doing, and then—not till then do we come to know how he came to Ik what we find him. Following this suggestion, we began at the point where the shadow of life's night closed upon him, leaving his collossal character outlined against the black background of death, not because it is then that men most appreciate the great lives that have lived among them, but because it is then their utterance and vision are clearer and freer. It was not until the beautiful strangers had departed from the tents at Mamre that Abraham knew lie had been entertaining angels unawares: but our hearts tremble with gratitude that Phillips Brooks was so largely known and recognized to be the man he was. Before the silver cord was loosed, men looked into the rapt face all aglow with celestial light and felt the peace and power not of this world, and their hearts burned within them while he 40walked with them and talked with them on the way. and they said one to another- surely, this is a liner, rarer spirit from some brighter, better world visiting us on an errand of love and mercy. The notable events of his life story are few and simple. What are the events of life anyway, compared with the great palpitating, primary fact of life itself large, abundant, exubriant. rich, expansive life. Phillips Brooks was born in 1835. in Boston "the home of new ideas." as he called it. All his life he loved it as the Athenians loved the city of the Violet Crown. He came of a family who belonged to what I)r. Holmes called " the academic races" families whose names have been on college catalogues for generation after generation. He was a direct descendant of the eloquent John Cotton, who preached with such fervor that it was written that beyond all things he had the genius for oratory—particularly for oratory of the pulpit. It was another ancestor, the famous Judge Philips, who gave New England her renowned school at Andover Philips Academy. Eight generations of worthy preachers and teachers found their inflorescence in Phillips Brooks. It was from this Puritan ancestry he inherited his passionate enthusiasm for truth, his reverence for conscience, his ever-living sense of duty, his belief in and constant practice of the gospel of hard work, his aspiration-for higher and better things, his allcgience to brotherhood and freedom, and above all that sublime faith which made things unseen greater realities than anything this side of eternity. The more one reads biography and the more one studies life the more convinced one must become that behind every great man is a great mother. How much of the tenderness and the sweetness of his nature and the rich warm sympathy of a heart as delicate and deep in its affections as a woman’s; how much of the self-sacrifice, which he called "the very essence of motherhood," he owed to his mother, one may never exactly know. His brother. Dr. Arthur Brooks, said "That the love to Christ which glowed in his work and flashed in his eye was caught from a mother's lips, ami was read with ! oyish eyes as the central power of a mother's soul and life." When some one asked him whether lie was afraid when he first preached Indore the Queen, he replied: "Oh. no. I have preached before m v mother." He was born in the advanced morning of the Republic, when the nebular nuclei of the American genius had begun to throw off bright stars, when new combinations demanded new men. when the diffused luminaries were gathering in centers of condensation.- into the midst of the greatest cluster, the New England constellation came Phillips Brooks, and there he grew, while the chaos of a new world was rushing into cosmos at terrific speed, when the shock of the electric energy which the rapid development of a new land entails was shaking old forms and institutions to their foundations. It was a day of giants. He was a boy when Parker that Jupiter of the pulpit was thundering, when the Philosopher at Concord was penetrating with inspiration the young minds of the North, when Calhoun and Webster were hurling phillipics in the I'. S. Senate, when the boyish Harrison, his soul on fire for justice, was lighting the dying •17coals of the Puritan conscience with somewhat of the intense glow of his own warm nature. Into this environment, breathing this atmosphere. Phillips Brooks grew in wisdom ami stature. He may have had some thought of this when in the Boston Latin School oration he said: "It is good to he born at sunrise. ‘ when an order of things which is to exist in the world for a long time is in the freshness of its youth. Thus the past and present were called to contribute of their best for the grand qualities and noble gifts of this man. who though the last to appear in the galaxy of spiritual stars set in the New England firmament was in some respects the greatest of them all. It was at this Boston Latin school, whose story he told so eloquently at its 2.smh anniversary in 1885 "the school, the ] ortion of anv l oy in town who had the soul to desire it and the brain t appreciate it"- we find him as a boy preparing for Harvard. He matriculates at Harvard in the fresh dawn of manhood, then the seminary iu Virginia. Rector of the Church of the Advent ami later of Holy Trinity in Philadelphia. Rector of Trinity in Boston. Bishop of Massachuscttcs. This is the simple record of the largest, deepest, most abundant life this new continent of ours has produced. The most significant and singular feature of Phillips Brooks was not alone that nature made him great and his faith noble many men are both great and noble but was in the exquisite balance and poise of his personality. It was in this that he was absolutely unique, and it was this that made his life seem complete. Physically he was gigantic, and rose- in harmonious proportions like a tower among ordinary men. who looked like mere children l eside him. It is no wonder the child in South Boston, fresh from reading "Jack the Giant Killer," looking up the six feet four inches of his height, accosted him one day with the words. " Be you a giant ?” “ Yes. my dear." was the reply. Intellectually he seemed to have no limitations, and his power of scholarly assimilation, and his capacity to receive and give impressions was something marvelous. His sermons were usually written at a single sitting. It is said the great one on duties and tasks was begun at nine o'clock in the morning, and he. perspiring there in the June day. never lifted his pen until at noon the sermon was done. Spiritually he can only be compared with the infinite extent of firmament or the illimitable expanse of sea. He was. what Mr. Gladstone called Frederick Denison Maurice, a spiritual splendor. He seemed to know God intuitively and to find truth instinctively. Just as he was born into the finest social circle in Boston, so he seemed to be born a prince in the Kingdom of Truth. There are no great climacterics in his career, no marked stages in his intellectual or spiritual evolution. As Minerva sprang full grown from the forehead of Jove, so he seemed to start fully equipped and finely touched. With trailing clouds of glory did he come from God who was his home. Nowhere does he reveal the inconsistencies of growth which even Mr. Gladstone is so happy to acknowledge. Neither is there trace of bursting fetters nor of inward struggle similar to that experiences! bv Robertson. Beecher. Newman. Chattning, and other souls of less renown in their emancipation into larger spiritual liberty. His power of 48discriminating the essence of Christianity from its accidents and excrescences, his peculiar apprehension yes his inherent possession and eloquent presentation of the profoundest truths seem mature in his earliest sermons which do not differ materially from his last. While Shakespeare saw truth and Goethe saw into truth and Dante through truth, Phillips Brooks was the embodiment of truth; and as Dante walked unscathed through the flames of purgatory so he passed through hordes of men and the distemperature of life without a spot on his escutcheon or a blemish on his character. He never seemed to lose the pure dream of his virgin soul: the light of the vision splendid still shone on his white brow. Horn a king he ever wore the rich purple of royal character, nor ever laid aside the golden crown of noble manhood. This man with the front of Jove himself and the massive head with the marvelously beautiful face which is said to have attracted attention in India, China and Japan, wherever he went, at home or abroad; with his great boyish heart bubbling over with innocence and freshness to the last; with the expressive eyes that seemed never to have lost the light of heaven but still were ever peering into the fathomless mists of the beyond, "a combination and a form indeed where every g al did seem to set his seal to give the world assurance of a man." When I think of him as Mclanchthon said of I.uther, •• Day bv day grows the wonder fresh." What wonder that he became the prophet of the people, the especial seer of young men (and his bishopric the world) or that Wall Street and Harvard, the North End and Trinity were alike his parish? Was he not a Captain of the hosts or the Redeemer, a King of the Realm of the Spirit, and a Priest of God? What mattered it whether the frame which enclosed the picture of his life was of ecclesiastical oak. or senatorial gilt, or commercial ivory? What mattered it whether he stood up in surplice or drab coat or held the commission of Rome or Geneva or Lambeth or Princeton? Did he not speak truth, and were not men made before ministers, and souls before bishops? And they forgot his titles, his distinctions, his honors and they called him nothing but that great dear name of Phillips Brooks. How freely he gave of his life and his all 1 Without family, how exquisitely he took the world to his heart and never kept his best, as attar of roses are kept in bottles, but unstopped the phial, and the atmosphere was filled with the fragrance and the cruse, were never empty. How chivalrously he stood, a knight errant of this decrepit and depreciated age. And how sublimely he dealt with thoughts and emotions that belonged to common and not exceptional character or conditions. For this reason his sermons like the Scriptures, the ••Imitation of Christ" and " Pilgrim's Progress," are destined to live in the literature of the language and the hearts of men forever. And how sweetly unaffected and unconscious of all his distinctions and success he was. bearing the honors of the world more easily than we the small triumphs of our ordinary life, a man as simple as though he never strayed beyond his native woods, not simple through poverty but through abounding riches. It was Stopford Brooke who said he believed "greatness was more common, goodness far more common, than that unconsciousness with which he wore his greatness and his goodness." 40Did time permit, we should speak of his eager impetuosity in the pulpit, of his torrent of words, of his affluence of imagination, of his power of winning persuasion in the utterance of spiritual truth, for he appealed to reason without rationalism, to feelings without sentimentality, to intellect without scholasticism, and he touched the hidden springs of the lives of his hearers and his winged words sank deep into their hearts, deep into those subterranean chambers of the soul which we all have, and all know we have, and which we sometimes all make blundering efforts to conceal. Thomas Arnold said: "I have a testimony to deliver. I must wri. or die.” Phillips Brooks did not say this, modest, self-effacing man he was, he seldom spoke of himself, but he did more, he showed it. He lived, seemingly possessed with a passion for living, as if the words of Paul. " Brethren, the time is short." were ever ringing in his ears as if he ever felt about him the presence ami pressure of his immortality. There were no Allcghanics in the politics of Daniel Webster; there were no boundaries to the sympathies of Phillips Brooks. We should love to tell of his broad catholicity, of his noble tolerance, not toleration, of the interblending of seemingly discordant characters, of charity and intensity, of majesty and gentleness, of culture and simplicity, of the consistent reciprocal action of heart and head, of his combination of faith in past and present, of his serenity of soul reflected in the placid features, and the resplcndant and rare endowment of radiant temperament and abounding optimism. We would gladly dwell on the supreme distinction with which he graced every mission, on his charm of manner as frank and constant as his interests were complex and cosmopolitan, on his love for children and keen sense of humor, and lastly, on his greatness in the flowing vestments of a sacred calling how amid the tumult of devotional discussion, he reiterated, in the complete identification of speaker and theme, his great sincere message of life. How eloquently he pleaded not to live in the vestibule but in the whole palace of life. Then his last call came, (iod Ik thanked there was no moaning at the bar when he embarked, though strange indeed we thought it that in the meridian of life the sun should go down. He had told us to do our deeds, never asking whether they were going to be remembered or not, to think our thoughts, never asking whether they were going to be an influence upon the lives of men or not. because everything that man does that is noble and thinks that is true passes in as a great enrichment to human life, and becomes a treasure to the world forever, and we found it grandly true in the divine heritage he had left with mankind. It is well to put a marble bust in Trinity, to place a statue in Copley Square ami in Harvard grounds to show men how he looked; it is well that the great university erect a goodly structure, consecrated to the higher life, and dedicated to his memory. But better than monumental memorial, better than material marble, more titling tribute than miracle in stone is the miracle in life,—the spiritual reproduction of his personality in our lives. It is better today that we go forth with a bit of the life, the life abundant, of which he was so noble an expression, a reflection, better that we bear it with us. this life divine.- immortal, in all its glimmering glory, out into the struggle, the conflict, to feed the hungry heart ami to satisfy the restless yearning of our souls. 80I I BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY.THE LIBRARY. JPHYSICAL LABORATORY.r PAthletic Association. OFFICERS. K. K. Parsons..... Saka A. Rich...... W. A. Mokkow...... F. H. Russki.i.... August Backus .... Catiikkink Stroud Thomas Ham-in O. I.. Kowai.ke... R. H. Downks...... ...........President ............Secretary ............Treasurer . . .. Foot Ball Manager .... Base Ball Manager Basket Ball Managers .....Track Manager .....Tennis Manager 60Hr t oot »all Ccam. FraBk Farmer. Howard Itrn.urr. V. II. Xuurll, Mur. O. I. Kowalke. Au . Backu . I,. O. Doyle. B. Smith. J.O. Vow. H. Bucklen. C. II. Jenacs, w. A. Morrow. Fred Inicrain. A. II. Boyer. II. Ilendriekaro. F. R Paraona, Capt. FOOT BALL. f HE frame of Foot Hall is comparatively new in our school. A team was organized in the fall of 94. Mr. Morris, V _ of Ripon College, was secured as coach. The hors had hard work to keep the team together, hut by the good generalship of E. M. Phillips, managed to put up a fair game for so young a team. Our team of was a failure so to speak, in spite of the efforts of the captain. At the last meeting of the association in the spring of it was decided to use all possible means to organize a team that should l e worthy of the name. So. at the opening of school, in September. %. our captain and assistant canvassed the school for possible foot-ball men, a coach was hired, and training commenced. The boys knew comparatively little about the game, and when University of Wisconsin ideas of foot ball were held up before them, they went at it with a will, every man was out for practice at four o'clock, and soon we had a fairly well-trained team. Although we were not always successful in the contests with other schools, yet we always made things interesting for our opponents. We were especially fortunate in not having a single serious accident, not a bone broken in the whole season. The team has learned a lesson, however, in last fall’s games, and that is to play only college organizations. We played two city athletic clubs, and the games were always unsatisfactory. The best game of the season was with the Stevens Point Normal, on our home grounds. Early in the season, we were badly beaten by that team on their grounds. They came to Oshkosh firmly believing that they "had a snap", but when they met our boys on the gridiron "it was like running against a stone wall." Our boys played like demons, they broke through their opponents' line as if they were straws. They won the day. The enthusiasm aroused by that game gave such an impetus to the 1h»-s ami spirit of the school toward foot ball that next year's team promises to be a "sure winner." The team is indebted to Prof. Hewitt for inducing our "center" 11. Hucklen. the little boy who tipped the scales at 24 » pounds, to come to our school. "Never was there so much flesh to run up against." Our fleetest and best players were mostly high school boys. Voss, the 2 ni pound guard who always made the opposing quarter back fumble. is a high school graduate. "Old Invincible" Hendrickson, the boy that didn't know " that there was slugging going on" till the end of the " Fondy" game. Morrow, the old reliable left end who was " to 1h killed by Decker' because he wouldn't let the half-back come around his end. Parsons, the woolly half-back, and Ingram, the jolly half-back, never known to fail. The "Second Team" is worthy of mention, as they only lost one game during the whole season. We have made a good start, let the good work go on.First Foot-Ball Team. OFFICERS. F. H. Russki.i..............................................................Manager F. H. Paksons...............................................................Captain TEAM. W. A. Mokkow Ban no Smith Fkank Fakmkk I .ho Doyi.k II. Jknskn j. (;. Voss H. Bicklhn... Fkkd Ingham F. R. Paksons A. H. Bovcr___ H. Hkndkickson ........Ends .....Tackles ......Guards ......Center ...Half-Backs .Quarter-Back ... Full-Back Substitutes A orst Backcs. H. E. Bkasukk. O. L. Kowai.kk and J. I.. Jonhs. 60ISecond Foot-Ball Team OFFICERS. Harold Reynolds...............................................Manager F. K. Pklishrk................................................Captain TEAM. I . J. SCIIAKDT I H. McIntvkk I ............................................ Frank Griswold | I). Swrrnky John Ecan | S. Shrriian Jacob Altknhokkn.......................................... F. F. Flynn | (J. H. Griibk H. Rkynolds............................................... F. R. Pklisiikk .......................................... Subtfitules John Tkackv ami Thomas Halvin'. ........Ends .....Tackles ......Guards ......Center ...Half-Backs Quarter-Back . ... Full-Back 011 J6a c Kail Ccam. J. Humphrey. J»i. Inslaw. Wm. While. Tho«. Halpln. K. H. Ku.kII. J. C. Vo»». A. Rafkat, Mur. Harry Kandall. Harold Ktynoid . V. J. Sfhardt. J. C. Wyman. C. |. Loonk. P. P. Parma.. J. C. Wyman. C. |. LnonV.BASE BALL. 7TNTIF, this rear base ball has occupied the most prominent place in our school athletics, and VjA vet with all this advantage the teams were not very strong. There was always some lack in material, we never hail a strong battery. Hut this year the management has gone to work in all earnest anil organized a strong team, with a strong battery and support. The pitcher, Harry Randall, has surprised not only our boys but the opponents. He is a cool and steadv man and deserves praise. The school is very enthusiastic over the team and will endeavor to give them their support in a financial way. At the publication of this volume the team has played two games and won both and we have the highest hopes for their future success. 03Base Ball Team AiT.rsr Backus ... OFFICERS. Manager J. G. Voss Captain TEAM. J. G. Voss Catcher Hakkv Randai.i Pitcher J. C. Blyman Short Stop I . J. SCHAKDT First Base F. II. Russki.i C. J. Bunak Ja.s. Ingi.kss J. Humuhkky W. WlllTK Substitutes- Frank Fakmkk. Thomas Ham-in and Hamom) Rkvnoi.ds. 6 1 Cr.icfc Cc«m. Harold Knowln. Auj. B« kui. W. A. Morrow. W. A. MlUtr. Krtiat Meyer. Frank Clark. Frank Sole . L. Ilnitaette. Tho«. Keynotda. Cha». Kir wan. O. L. Kownlke, V. R. I’araon . TJioa. Cook. 07TRACK ATHLETICS. iTJ HACK Athletics, though affording an open field for unrestricted competition, have always V." y occupied a hack seat in our school, compared with base hall and foot ball. The sole causes seem to have been indifference and non-acquaintance with the sport. I'ntil now the genuine athletic spirit seems to have been dormant at Oshkosh. But our past records show that this lack of interest has not been due to a lack of material. Last year a challenge was received from Stevens Point, for a Field Day Contest. This was to be the first contest of this kind in the school. A few men were picked at the last minute and sent up there. Yet without training these few men scored a number of points against our opponent, taking first place in the important events. Winning all the sprinting events hut one. the half mile run. Frank Clark said he Could have run the bicycle race as fast as lie rode it. This year we are training a larger team and there are many candidates in daily preparation under the direction of the captain and coach, Kowalke. The contest is to Ik- held in Oshkosh on June 5. and the Normal boys will have a chance to test their strength and skill with Stevens Point. It is hoped that track athletics will become a permanent feature of our spring sports. 08"OUR SPRINTER” F. R. PARSONS. Time: 10 2-5 Seconds.Normal Track Team '96 . E. Pim.ups — W. A. Miu.kk . .. F. R. Parsons .... August Backus. .. ). E. Kowai.kk .. Ernst Mkvkk...... Harold Knowi.ks C. E. Piiu.i.irs_ ClIAKLKS KlRWAN. w. A. Miu.kk..... Fkhd Soi.ks...... Ek.m. Bkunrttk. Thomas Kkynoi.ds Thomas Cook _____ Frank Clark...... OFFICERS. ....................................... Manager ........................................Captain TEAM. ........................................Sprints ........................................Sprints .................... 44o and 880 Yards Runs ......................8So Yards and Mile Runs ..........................................Jumps ..........................Jumps and Shot Puts ..........................................Jumps ..........................Jumps and Hammer .........................................Hammer ..........................................Shot ........................................Hurdles .....................................Pole Vault ........................................Bicycle 70Normal Track Team '97 v?£ lit OFFICERS. O. L. Kowai.kk................................................Manager TEAM. F. R. Parsons........................... Fkank Farmer............................ John Tracy.............................. Jas. Inc.i.ass.......................... O. L. Kowai.kk.......................... Art 111'R Wiki-kino..................... Chaki.ks Morgan......................... Ai.hkkt Greenwood....................... W. A. Morrow............................ Henry Mastilik.......................... I . K. Ki.cmh........................... J. G. Voss.............................. F. C. VANDKWAI.KKR...................... Wm. Jkpson.............................. F. C. Wells............................. C. W. Vandkwalkrk .... ................... L. II. Torrkvson........................ Geo. Arnold............................. Timothy Allen........................... 71 ..........Sprints ..........Spri. ..........Sprints .............Kims .............Runs .............Runs .............Runs .............Runs Shot and Hammer .Shot and Hammer .Shot and Hammer Shot and Hammer ............Jumps .......Pole Vault ...........Jumj»s ..........Bicycle ..........Bicycle ..........Bicycle ..........Bicycle BASKET BALL TEAM.BASKET BALL AT THE NORMAL. SHOULD you happen to wander in the hall leading to the gymnasium of a Friday afternoon about the hour three thirty, you would see numerous girls with queer looking bundles under their arms, wending their way to the lower floor. Should you ask the cause, strong would come the answer. “ Basket ball! won't you go?" Of course you accept, and as you sit waiting for the all important moment, you may hear such exclamations as: "Is mv suit on straight?" “Please fix my sash !“ "Are you sure mv hair is all right ? " But don't be shocked, for this is a girl's game. Presently the players appear by twos and threes, red and blue mingled together with little discrimination. At the last moment some one is sure to be missing. Then follows a mad rush for a substitute. This important personage being secured, the ball is thrown up and the game begins. For ten minutes the game continues with the wildest excitement, and deafening cheers of our friends at some clever play. At the sound of the whistle both teams withdraw to rest. At once they are surrounded by admiring friends, who can always tell one how she might have done better, and in the second half we vainly try to remember these kind suggestions. As you watch the game progress, you see how different it is from those of the young men. There you never see people who can do more effective work on the floor than on their feet. Nor do you see people so overcome with embarrassment when they make a foul that they give vent to their feelings in the most heart-rending "Oh's!" and "I ars!" This is our first year with the game, but everyone who has played wants to play again. There arc few evil results. Perhaps we get angry too often, but we can't always help it. When we are blue over a bad beat, or seem to bo treated unfairly, we do sometimes sputter a little or aid the umpire in seeing fouls. As a rule, however, only pleasant results come of it. such as gain of ten pounds, loss of headache in twenty minutes, grace unequaled, athletic ability, and practice in mending stockings and sewing up rips. We heard rumors when the male sex were excluded that basket ball spirit would wane. Evidently they prophesied wrong, for now as the warm weather draws near the excitement is at its height. No home run or goal kick could be more exciting than that awful moment when the ball rolls around the top of the basket, and then, when everybody is ready to cheer—drops off. To those who are contemplating joining next year, we may say that besides the advantages mentioned before, we are always supplied with gum and caramels and on special occasions, lemonade. Come, join us. and help us next year to form so good a team that we can defeat even the Milwaukee team. 73Lawn Tennis AWN TENNIS has been continually gaining headway in the athletics of our school. This year more of the students than ever before have sought the mysterious pleasure at which the onlooker, unfamiliar with - the game, laughs, thinking what a childish game it is. Three courts are in use: two of them are made of clay and are located in the rear of the east wing of the building; the other is a grass court and is located on the northwest of the building. Although the clay courts are new. they were put in such condition this spring as to permit a thoroughly enjoyable and fast game. It is the first time in the history of our athletics that the boys were compelled to take a back seat, but the enthusiasm on the part of the young ladies made it necessary this year. Professor Hewitt has purchased one of the finest rackets in the market and has put it up as a prize for the young lady who wins first place in the I.adies Tournament that will come otT before school closes in June. The Tennis Club will give a second prize to the next best lady player. A tournament and several matched games will be played by the boys before the close of the season. 74Oratorical Contests. THE aim usually given as the ruiton ifftre of oratorical contests, namely, the cultivation of oratory, is far from being the only one realized. The bringing together of the schools of different states or of different sections of one state has a wonderful broadening and liberalizing in 11 Hence on all concerned. Prejudices are removed; a fellow feeling for people distant from us is cultivated; the unity of our country is promoted; in the participants there is developed that self-possession of the man of the world which comes from contact with strange people and strange surroundings. These indirect results arc seen most clearly within each individual school. The contest arouses the interest and demands the co-operation of the entire institution. Students who never spoke to each other before arc now brought together on committee work. The school is unified. We realize as never before the truth of the statement that No man liveth unto himself.” 77trtston? of the Oratorical association. UJs HAT though silence may be golden. So declared in ancient proverb? I.ittle do we like the mum one . Shut up in their shell like oy ter : ( Better do we tind much talking. All our Faculty arc talker — Rarely do they ccaiie from talking: On the rostrum, in the hall-way . In the library or office. A All day long their vocal organ Keep a going, going, going. Pleasant recreation i» it For the»e everlasting talker . When they get ut in the class-room. Where escape is vain to hope for. There to prate for forty minute . While we stiffen, dumb with anguish. And our president is peerless. Never hath been heard hi» equal: Morning lecture are hi pastime: Hi vocabulary endless,— German, Latin. French, anil Yankee. Philosophic, pedagogic. I ry scholastic and colloquial. Scientific and poetic. Literary and artistic. Spicy slang and good King' English,— Never "peters out" or fail him. He could talk from now till Doomfday, Still have plenty more to tell you. And new word in which to tell it. Wherefore then houtd Normal student Muzzled lie with golden silence. When their elder , (not their better ) Spout all day their silver »peeche ? Strong i eloquent example: Prexy and the chatterboxes. Seated in the Family Circle Or the neighboring Gossip Hollow, Were a model ever present: Therefore an Association Came one day into existence. Whose ole purpose should be talking. Forcing faculty to listen. Turning tabic most completely. All the student , senior , freshmen Men or women, might lie member . Whether they could write oration . Or just thought so. wished o. hoped to. And to stimulate their effort To become successful ] cnkcr . Like themselves, the garrulous teacher . Did the Faculty contribute Two cash prize , from the pittance Which they earn by daily talking: And the young Association Raised another prize in money. Thu to give reward and honor To the most persuasive |ivakcr . Then the lists were freely opened; Then the hunt began for subject . Then were brains sore racked for concept Then imaginations tortured. Then devoured a hundred pencils. Ink by gallon spilt or swallowed. Burned the midnight oil by barrel , While the student , cross and sleepy. Daily grew more pale and haggard. In their inad desire for talking,— Talking on a stage in public. Where the people sitting meekly, L'nsuspcctinglv enticed there. Could not choose but listen to them. Oh. the pleasure of orating. Oh the blis of speechifying. In those sweet preliminaries.Who can meanurc all the rapture Of the »ix successful speaker . Winner of that privelcge precious. Once again to speak in public. In the gloriou final content. To compete there for the prize ? Who could picture all the transport Of the winner of the prize . Father Carr and Hughe and Miller ? Or the ecstasy »upernai Of the winner of the fir»t prize. I.ittlc Hughe of Ninety-seven ? Who khould go to far Missouri. There to ay hi »ay a third time. In the pre»ence of much people From five mighty Mate assembled. Into Clow' big hand we put him, Iloth to »oothe him and protect him. Then to Warrensburg we ent him. Oh. the hope that gathered round him, Oh, the fear wc could not stifle. Oh. the long u»pen c of waiting For the telegraphic me agc That should quiet our foreboding ; Oh. the rapturous exultation. When the new came Hughe wa victor, Victor in the great state contest. Harold Hughe of ‘•C. nie » hi heart, the little youngster; And give Clow a rousing tiger: For our dignified Professor. I.iVe a dove and like a serpent. Coolly hypnotized the judge , Freed their mind from all delusion . That they might see merit clearly. That the palm might fall to Oshkosh. Never will it be forgotten. That fair Monday in the May-time. With it flower on the rostrum. With it music on the campus, With it eloquent proceuion, With it hour of mad rejoicing. When we welcomed home our champion. Happy pride »hone on our face . Kro-ii our lip fell word of triumph. In our heart dwelt love and concord : And that day one bond wa» strengthened. Rinding all to Alma Mater. What a boundle admiration Woke to life all of a udden, Kor tho e godde c rctentle . Who pur»ue u» without mercy. Marking blue our Compo»ition». Or impo ing late rehearsal . On that Monday of our blow-out. One resolve ruled all the Junior , All the Soph o egotistic. All the green and tender Freshmen,-Even were the Academic Stirred with craiy hope and longing Every one wa then determined. He would wiite a grand oration That should put to shame D. Webster; He would speak with tongue of angel . He would sway the listening people. Wind them round hi little finger. Win renown that could not peri»h, lie Demosthcnc the Second. Rut ala for resolution : When the New Year dawned upon u». When the call came for oration , tjuenched wa all our fiery ardor. Shrunk to naught our vast ambition. Some were swamped in practice daily,In the grip of the I in pee tor; Duty wi the |{o l they worshipped. Had no time for outnidc "matter .’ Some were “taking" Composition, And the torture it inflicted Made them doubtful of their genius. Made them shrink from public trial. Then the chance had grown slimmer. Chances for a second victory. Like the first Hughe won for Oshkosh; Kor a l.eague of seven Normals Had been formed here in Wisconsin, And another school might beat us. Ere the final heat in Kansas. Not a score from out five hundred. Had the grit at last to enter: More than half of them were women— Experts in the art of talking. No desire had they for prize . No desire to go to Kansas, And give point to Mary Ellen. Just to spur their brother-students. Just to »et the pace for speeches. Did they enter in the contest: So when Backus, Hayden, Jensen, Bore away the three cash prize . Thinking they outdid the women. Not a word wa said to right them. Only in their sleeves the women Mocked man's vanity colossal. To the great Wisconsin contest. Held in Oshkosh, queen of citie . Came a horde of Steven Pointers. Came a hungry tribe from Platteville, Came men thirsty from Milwaukee. Came men boasting from Whitewater, Came two chiefs from far Sujierior. Ia ng we feasted them and praised them; Well did they reward our efforts. Then we asked to hear the message That each tribe had to deliver: Then we gathered all the native . And the »ix men spoke their piece . Should you a k me who ranked highest; First in thought and tir»t in gesture . Handsome ! in face and figure,— liacku with hi love for Sumner And Ah-mer-i-cah. hi country. Snow, our Baby Sister's champion. I.arkin with hi ec- aw gesture . Stamp, who climbed front earth to heaven. And hand over hand went upward. Kelly and the man who prompted. Or the swell from big Milwaukee, 1 should answer I should tell you. Backu wa the man for Kansas, To uphold Wisconsin's glory. But the judge lost their sense .--Kven Clow could not restore them. So remote had they departed-lienee the man who brought a double Vanquished all the single speaker : Better i the wit of two men. Than the memory of one man. Hence it wa that Kelly journeyed. Journeyed far from home to Kansas. There to speak for (iermau Bismarck, There to stand for all Wisconsin. But we »ent a “man from Oshkosh,'' Sent our own beloved McArdle. He presided at Ktnporia. Held the office of most honor: He came track and told the tory. Told how glory had departed. Won by Hughe down in Missouri; Told how it had gone to westward. To the Mississippi region. To the land of flood and cyclone . To the prairie state. Iowa. Long live Percy Hunt, the winner.Harold Hucmes. August Backus.Three Representatives in Oratory. M. W. McARDLE. M. V. McArdle was born at Bailey's Harbor, Wis., in 1ST4. He was educated in the public schools of Door county, coming to the Oshkosh Normal in the fall of ' 5. When, after the first Inter-State Oratorical Contest in ''• . the presidency of the Lcafpic came to Wisconsin, and more particularly to Oshkosh, the question arose who would most worthily represent the school and the state, and who most merited the high honor. To an outsider the enthusiastic unanimity with which upper ami lower classmen turned to Mr. McArdle. then of the second year, might have been just cause for wonder; but to one conversant with the situation, it was a fine tribute to ability and in »re especially capability of the executive sort. That the choice was a wise and farsighted one has been amply justified by the events which transpired at the second contest held at Emporia. Kansas, in May. Never in the history of oratorical legislation, in the Normal League at least, was so much business transacted so expeditiously with so little friction in so short a time; and it i-doubtful whether any organization anywhere ever found conditions so perfect to do business This was the secret of the success of the entire contest. Everything had been carefully planned and provided for long before the emergency arose, and it is this judicious conception of future conditions, rather than spontaneous versatility that made President McArdle a rare executive officer. This together with tact, a faculty for making friends, and a pleasing bearing and address have made him frequently in demand by his fellow students. He was on the committee to draw up a constitution and prepare plans for self-government, later representing his class on the counsel. He held every office of honor and trust in his class last year, and is at present President of the Junior class. At the beginning of the year he was chosen by the students as leader of a joint debate between Oshkosh and Whitewater Normals. In these and many other ways he has shown his public spirit, and his ability is universally recognized by faculty and students. 82HAROLD D. HUGHES. Harold I). Hughes is a native of Pennsylvania, the son of a Presbyterian clergyman. He came to Oshkosh in the fall of 1895 as a graduate of the Shawano High School. In the home oratorical contest in the spring of 1S m. he won first place; there being no state leage at that time, he represented Wisconsin at the inter-state contest at War-renshurg. where he again secured the first prize. The ovation with which he was received on his return was unexampled in the history of the Oshkosh Normal. This year Mr. Hughes has been president of the home Oratorical Association. AUGUST BACKUS. August Backus, the Oshkosh representative in the Inter-Normal Oratarical Contest, was born in Kewaskum, Washington county, April 24. 187S. He attended the common school in that place until the age of fourteen. After that he came to the Oshkosh Normal school, entering the preparatory department. He remained in Oshkosh two vears. going from there to Spencer's Business college, Milwaukee, and later assisting his father in business. In the spring of ’% he returned to Oshkosh, and now ranks a student in the second year of the regular course-. v-ox.•”v.-T!s- T-- 83The Lyceum. ..Jons G. Voss Miskir Walter .Delia Kklliiikr ..S. D. Brazrau This society can trace its origin back to the organization of the school, and its progress has been steady and sure. The members are proud of their ancestry, and like the members of the Upper House of Parliament are cautious about their actions because they know they are being watched by the whole world. Lyceamite- have been accused of being aristocratic in their tendencies, but their conduct is rather due to refinement and broad culture. Dignity in the case of the Lyceum is not the only qualification. The Object of the organization is to send out orators in defense of liberty. It was a member of this society that carried off the laurels at the Inter-State Normal contest at Warrcnsburg. Mo., a vear ago. This society furnished a president for the Inter-state Normal School Oratorical league, and two members for this year's debate at Whitewater, Wis. A bust of Lincoln represents a local victory, which proves that people must be respected at home before they can get a hearing abroad. People whose voices have lieen heard with interest, in legislative halls, can testify to the source of their eloquence. The world may ask the reason for this crowning success. The answer i simple. The members never shrink from the labor that is necessary to furnish first-class entertainment by its own members or from the expense necessary to engage the best talent from abroad. Such a name as Brooker F. Washington has appeared on the programme during the last year. The spacious hall with a capacity of over two hundred seats is always occupied by a conservative, appreciative audience. Societies of this school have come and gone; legislatures have met and adjourned: wars have been declared, fought, and peace restored; men have become millionaires ami reduced to beggary: churches divides! on creeds: monarch lost their thrones; pestilence and famine swept away communities; earthquakes demolished cities: floods and cyclones laid waste the country; ami fashions rapidly succeeded each other, but this society has kept the sure path of philosphy. profitting by the good, and rejecting the worthless. Amid all these changes this society has stood invulnerable. “ Men may come and men may go." but the Lyceum goes on forever. 'resident..... I "ice- 'resident. Secretary...... Treasurer..... 84The Phoenix. I'rtsidtnt.............................................WlLMAM MUKMV I ue-f’rrsidfnt..............................................Julius Xrumax Secretary............................................. Slit Mokkis Treamrtr................................................Fkkd Olson In the early history of the school a number of young men. feeling the need of training in certain lines, organized themselves into a society and called it the Protarean society Although very efficient work was done bv this society, it was soon found that something was lacking. The social clement of the school-life of these young men was sadly neglected. They appeared ill at ease when in the presence of the fair sex. Nor did they have as much inspiration for work as was desirable. Consequently, after a few years the society began to dwindle. In order to remedy these defects, and thinking that the presence of young ladies would stimulate them to better work, the members of the Protarean concluded to admit ladies as members. The name of the society was thereupon changed from Protarean to Phoenix. The name Phoenix was chosen because the society, like the fabled bird, arose from the ashes of its predecessor. "Culture, not show.” was chosen as the motto. For the purpose of creating greater enthusiasm in the work of the literary societies of the school, the faculty, in 1894. purchased a bust of Lincoln which is to be held by the society winning in a contest. These contests occur annually. In the tirst contest the Phoenix won the bust.-and held it for two years She lost the bust in the spring ofin a debating contest with the Lyceum. In the spring of '90 the Phoenix was ably represented in the oratorial contest of the school by 1 . (1. Miller, who also represented the school in the inter-normal contest, at Whitewater, Wis. In the oratorical contest of the school Feb. 19, ISO". Mr. Backus and Mr. Hayden, representatives of the Phoenix, carried off first and second prizes, given by the faculty of the school. As Mr. Backus won first prize here-presented the school in the inter-normal contest, held in the auditorium of the normal school. March 19. 1897. When the Junior class accepted the challenge to debate from the Sophomore class of Appleton, it selected as debaters Mr. Schubert. Miss Harkins and Mr. Calnan, three members of the Phoenix. Mr. Powell. Miss Callahan and Mr. Conant will represent the Phoenix in the inter-society debate for the Lincoln bust, to take place in the spring of '97. Judging from the ability of these members, we feel certain of victory. Phoenix talent has been displayed in a new line this year. Mr. Schultz, a zealous member, realizing the importance of music at our meatings, organized an orchestra at the beginning of the year. This organization has become a prominent feature of the school, and one of which the members of the Phoenix are justly proud. In conclusion we would ask all members of the Phoenix to keep our motto in view and to strive for success in whatever they undertake in life, till they reach that state of immortality symbolized by the Phoenix. 86The Lincoln-Douglas Debating Society. This organization was founded in the early part of the year by a leading sophomore who was believed to be an advance torch of reason. It is right that he should be called thus. The object in organizing was to cultivate our intellectual faculties to such a degree as would enable us to discuss questions intelligently with those who were members of the Teutonic Literary Society. Much interest was manifested at the informal meeting. Many questions were warmly discussed, among which the naming of the club and the limitation of membership received the lion's share of the heat. The former was debated by K. Parker and J. K. Minahan, who vouched that they were direct descendants of Lincoln and Douglas, respectively. The name is the result of a compromise. An enthusiastic plea on the second question by ('has. Thompson, better known as the ” Society Fog Horn," resulted in a restriction of membership to twenty-live. This provision proved itself to be of grave importance, since the influx of applications from academic students and faculty was so abundant that it would have resulted in a general discombobulation of all other existing societies. Among the several questions debated, our opinion is that the following are the most important: Resolved, that Buffalo Bill is a greater man than Booker T. Washington. The affirmative was upheld and won by Jay Stroup, of Lamertine against B. M. LeFevrc. of Waukau. LeFevre attributed his defeat to the rapid souring of his subject while attempting oratory; Jay. his success to his great command of language. Another memorial debate was: Resolved, that the femetline Basket Ball team is a greater detriment to the institution than The Holly. Owing to the number of unrefutable arguments advanced on both sides. Judge (loff refused to render his decision. Questions of such vital importance as the above were debated at the Society’s weekly meetings, and the benefit that we derived cannot be over-estimated. The first meetings of v 7-'98 will be called to order by the president in the Auditorium. 80The Columbian Debating Society. Late in the fall or 18%, a few young men. observing the large tneml ership of the Phoenix and Lyceum, and feeling the need of parliamentary practice and development along the lino of debating and public speaking in general, met and organized what is now known as the “Columbian Debating Society." Although its founders well knew that the only means for quenching their thirst for literary work was to establish a society independent of the other two societies, prospects still looked gloomy when we met for the first time, and a few of the prominent advocates of this debating society never returned to us after our first convention. The cause of this was that many had the impression firmly fixes! that a society composed entirely of gentlemen could live for only a very short period. However, this was soon proven to l e an erroneous idea. At the first meeting it was decided that 21 should Ik the limit of membership, ami that with one exception only sophomores of the sterner sex should be admitted. This one exception was Mr. Fries who. although only a freshman had previously demonstrated that he was in every way qualified to compete with the strong and well-drilled minds of the second years. At this same meeting a committee was appointed to draw up a constitution anil to report on the following Friday. Judging from our constitution, which was presented for approval at our next meeting, one would think that another Adams and Jefferson had made their appearance to draw up this important document, which needed to be amended but once, and that in regard to membership. Next to the Declaration of Independence this was certainly the most satisfactory manuscript ever written bv man. and perhaps no other law. excepting the ten commandments, has ever l een so closely observed. As a general rule everything worked to perfection. Occasionally it seemed as if some of the members would deviate from the track. Hut we managed to keep the executive chair occupied by such men as Mr. Brunette. Mr. Wochus. Mr. Hrasure and Mr. Backus, whose athletic abilities need no annotations, and whose physical statures would make all the memlK rs feel like so many lambs at the mercy of a lion. When Mr. Kelly was chosen to occupy the presidential chair it seemed as if our society was approaching its Waterloo. Hut his powerful voice, which resounded like the roar of Niagara, when pleading for order, inspired even the bravest of our numbers i Mr. Vetter) with fear, and thus he redeemed both himself and the society. A brave secretary, a tall Marshall, ami a continual threat to resign in favor of Mr. Vetter, made it possible for Mr. Russell to leave behind a very successful administration. When our last president, Mr. Fries, was inaugurated we intended to have two more meetings. Hut after having listened to his inaugural address which was the feature of his administration, we were content with the amount of good derived from his term of office, and hence when the first meeting under his rule had drawn to a close we decided to adjourn until next October, when we expect to see quite a few of the old members back to continue the important work of the Columbian. 87Inter-Society League In 1894 the Lyceum and Phcenix Literary societies formed a league for the purpose of promoting the interests of debating. An annual contest is held in which each society is represented by three contestants. It occurs during commencement week and is one of the principal events of the year. The faculty has offered as a trophy for the winning society a fine bust of Abraham Lincoln. The first contest occurred in 1894 and resulted in a victory for the Phoenix. The second occurred in 18% and was won by the Lyceum. This year the debate is upon the question. • Resolved that the jury system should be abolished." The I’hoenix supports the affirmative, and is represented by M. II. Powell. '98. Claud Conant, '98. and Maine Callahan. '98. The Lyceum supports the negative, and is represented by George I)e Guire. ‘‘.9. C. V. Stone. '98, and Ida M. Montgomery, '' 7. This league has stimulated a healthy rivalry between the societies, which ha , resulted in creating an unusual interest in debating throughout the school. Joint debates with other schools also form a prominent feature of the literary work. The school has accepted a challenge for a debate with the Whitewater Normal School, to occur June 4th. The question i . “Barring constitutional objections, should a Federal Income Tax be made a part of the revenue system of the U. S.?" The Oshkosh Normal supports the affirmative and is represented by M. W. McArdle. Lyceum. K. M. Sabin. Lyceum, and T. C. Wells, Phcenix. The Junior Class has also arranged for a debate with the Lawrence freshmen to occur ujs.n the same date. The representatives are Albert Shubert. J. W. Calnan, ami Celeste Harkins. 88German Literary Circle. In one respect at least the German Literary Circle is like the new-founded German Empire. Both are young in years but mighty in vigor. The Circle was organized two years ago with a membership of about 25: it now has about 75 members who are actively engaged in the practical study of the German language and literature. At least as much interest is taken in this organization as in any other organization of the school. We have had six presidents, five of whom were taken from Wisconsin's Dentehcrlami. If you don’t know where that is look on the map for Hodge County. Three of these presidents came from the same place- the town of I omira. The school at large is often envious of the club, for it has within its ranks a . two f’tokens, a Drtulen. and the much-needed Rehn. One beauty of this display is that it may be seen so cheaply a Sieket will disclose its wonders. The new woman, an Oshkosh (Berger), acted as secretary with President Neuman during the last half of the present year when he came after a Rehn to take the reign „f the much renowned club. Long live the German Club. 80Y. M. C. A •resident.................................................Cuvr W. Stoxk I'iee- 'resident...........................................Willis Switzk Corresponding Secretary....................................J. H. LixdximaN Seeretary..................................................Byron H. Coolkv Treasurer.........................................................John Voss With the firm belief that our school would not be complete without a department for organized Christian work. stej»s were taken as far back as 1882 by State Secretary Lewis for the institution of a Christian Society in our midst. That his efforts were crowned with success, the two Christian societies of our school stand as living witnesses. At first there was but one association, consisting of both men and women, of which Miss Emma G. Saxe was first president. Work for Christ was successfully carried on by this society, but after working together for two or three years, it was thought that more aggressive work could be done if the young men and young women should each have a society. So separate societies were formed, which have been the religious light of our Normal ever since. Doing individual work, and still always working together, they have been able to do much for the students of our school. The number of the Y. M. C. A. is always changing. Each quarter old ones are leaving and new ones coming. Scores have been with us who are now out on life’s battlefield, fighting under the banner of Christ. As they fall, one by one. recruits are leaving us to take their places, and new volunteers are coming in to be schooled for active service. It is impossible to state what our Y. M. C. A. has thus far accomplished. The result is something that only the Secretary of Heaven can correctly compute. And He will not be able to render a complete statement until the panorama of the lives influenced by our society shall have passed before His vision. Sufficient it is to state that n«. school can afford to be without its Christian Society or Societies, and that the Oshkosh Normal lias been more to her students than she would otherwise have been because of the society work and the individual work of her Christian young men. 90Y. W. C. A. President....................................................I.KOSK Spook Viee-President...............................................Mavd Oimon Pe fording See re ary....................................... D IU I’inc.kv Corresponding Seeretary......................................Saka NiCKXL Treasurer......................................... -.........ElTO I otts In tho State Normal University of Illinois in the year 1872. the lir t meeting of the Young Women's Christian Association was hchl by a number of young women who had met for an hour of prayer. These meetings became popular in other educational institutions of Illinois, and finally they united in a State Association. The organization of the National and International associations then followed, and to-day the movement for the advancement of young women is world wide. In 1882 a Christian Association was organized in the Oshkosh Normal School, which admitted to membership both ladies and gentlemen, and of which Miss Ktnma (1. Saxe was first president. After two or three years of united work the young women handed together to form the Y. V. C. A. This organization has carried on its work for twelve years in this school. The aim of the association in educational institutions is to develop Christian character side by side with intellectual vigor, and to produce the highest type of symmetrical Christian womanhood. The work by young women for young women, purposes to prepare them for the noblest life, in any position. that founded upon the rock of Christianity. 01CYCLING CLUB.The B. B. C. C. The accompanying illustration represents some of the more enthusiastic cyclists of the school. While the group !oes not constitute an organizaion, it includes the club to which the above initials belong. The Bonnie Botanical Cycling Club was organized at the beginning of the last quarter of this year and consists largely of members of the twtany class. The object is not primarily to make the study of plants more enjoyable or easier, but to render it more thorough and systematic. It is easy and enjoyable, however, to mount our trusty bikes on one of these lovely spring mornings before the average Normalite has returned from dreamland, whirr 10 or 12 miles out into the country and return laden with spoils from woodland and glen in good time and good condition for dinner. On these occasions. Prof. Browne, our honorary member, is found to be indispensable to such undertakings. He can tell just what plants will be found in blossom and the exact spot where each grows. It would Ik-quite natural for those accompanying the club on these occasions to think that B. B. C. C. meant Browne the Botanical Cycling i not walking • Cyclopaedia. Great thought and foresight were exercised by the club in creating offices. The Grand Mogul has general direction of all meetings and trij s. The Scribe keeps all records. The Snyper has j ossession of all properties and makes additions thereto in the manner suggested by the title. The Bailiff has for his duty, keeping order and mending punctures. This organization will soon cease as a botanical club, but will live on as a cycling club. Music may then be one of the features if all of the members learn to distinguish noise from music ore the time comes. We hope to leave such evidence of good work la-hind that members of all future botany classes may satisfy themselves that this is the way to take up the branch. 0304ART ROOM. -_______Si-' 1 llUECWO C. ASC 9 r EokaboCspc TwoStip 08 Kxftu THE NORMAL ORCHESTRA. W?«r Kellogg. Julius Neuman. Prank Young. Edward Crook. ho». Larkins. S. 1). Brauaii. Efint Schultx (Leader. K. Comstock. Ella kauniuum, Piano Accompanist. lOOThe Normal Orchestra. The accompanying illustration represents the O. X. S. orchestra, which was established during the present year. Its founder. Mr. Krnst Schultz, descendant of Orpheus, is. today, the rival of Keinenvi. Although he lias not played in all the courts of Europe, like his great rival, he lias condescended to honor the literary societies and other organizations of the school with music that has gained him great favor. It cannot be long before his reputation as a musician will lie world wide. Besides our director there is another musician of high standing, the cornet soloist. Neuman, who has very often furnished music for the balls and other festivities of his native city. In this organization there is also a composer, Mr. E. Crook, who besides composing many of the pieces played by the orchestra has composed the "Class of 9" March." Kach of the other members is a virtuoso in his respective line. The orchestra bids fair to remain a permanent organization in the school as the "reverend seniors" have petitioned the Board of Regents to "flunk" its renowned leader in the coining "exam." and thereby keep up the life and music of the school. lOlThe Normal Glee Club. At the week' clone when work in put away. Many a weary student Mill will tay To breathe sweet mimic. They are heard to nay : "Sweet a» refreshing down, or summer shower To the long-parching thirst of drooping flowers ; Grateful an fanning gnle to fainting swains, And soft an trickling balm to bleeding painn. Arc thy nweet strains, my Glee Club.” Yet. it is not for mere pleasure that the members of the club gather every Friday afternoon: they know that here their musical taste will be fostered and developed, for the club handles none but the best classical music. The Normal Glee Club has just finished the first decade of its existence. It was organized by Mrs. Hlakeslee during her first year in Oshkosh, and under her skillful guidance it progressed so that the finest musical critics who have list red to it unite in declaring that, for a club of amateurs, the execution is excellent. Miss Howard, the present director of music, fresh from a musical club in the east that received none but musicians who had attained a certain degree of excellence, is repeatedly surprised by the ability of our club of amateurs to sing' difficult passages of considerable length and keep on the key without the support of the piano. She thinks this is. in part, due to the large percentage of German voices. A great deal of enthusiasm has been manifested during the present season, and much good work has been done. The Glee Club has become a part of the institution that would Ik sorely missed should it cease to exist. It is ln.ni its numbers that the school and the different societies get a good share of their music for any special occasion. 102flDcnu. J'acuft banquet Coast?, Blur Points Henderson Practice Teacher 'Swarti KISH. Crafcfer a U Shelley 'Peake1 ROASTS. Non-Rostrum Student dark f Carpe Diem (Apthorp' Library' Reader (Peake• GAME. Partridge Animal Crab Hart ■ Hewitt Brown Kimball Sc Guion Old Maid Noo-Whbl ? ? VEGETABLES. Greenleaf Beats Roots tSaxc Heward Apthorp' SAUCES. Apatite Oil (Goddard1 Magee i Fiddle Heads Orchestra I Attic Salt Briggs1 SWEETS. 1-Sc ream Jelly without Currants Floating Island 'Prep’s, Femininel Sage1 (Davis German Pudding -7 i Dresden1 (Vebster, A1 vord l FRUITS. Dates Pure Raisins a la Kant Currants Sour Crapes ■ Clow 'Hill' Sage' f BEVERAGES. Normal Spirit All Toaitmastrr- PkksidkxT. Late one evening dark and dreary. sat a senior worn and weary. Empty headed, heavy hearted, life seemed thorny, youth seemed vain. He had fairly demonstrated the sad truth he'd oft debated. That book could furnish argument, but could not furnish brain Stretched before him on the table, like a huge Atlantic cable. Lay lie (.anno, Virgil. Milton. Wentworth. Sully. James, and Lamb. And thus sitting, thinking, thinking, low liis head was sinking, sinking Till it rested on his note-books, and in dreams he ceased to cram. In his fancy overheated, saw the Faculty all seated. Gathered for an attic banquet.-"feast of reason flow of soul." To the feast, a contribution each had brought, and for solution Questions on their special topics, served as toasts to crown the whole. Now in his imagination heightened by anticipation. Sees the teachers rise in order, hears each answer to a toast. First: Give Normal estimation, then the social fluctuation Of the mythologic pony used to translate Caesar's ghost Further on his breath came faster, and he gasped at the toastmaster. ” The hind leglet of a piglet. • Hamlet is. if you allow. What's the apprreeived sensation by the law of correlation Of that much disputed question called the llacon-$hake»pearv row?” Next. " Describe a city’s draining, and show why there's more complain-When a council drains a city, than a common leaden T?" (ing "Also tell what pitch and timbre, and what chords so long and limber Does a vessel need in sailing sound waves in an open C ?" Lastly, (this one was a rouseri "Give selections from Tunnkaustr On a ntunochord assisted by a IL pkins tambourine." To his feet the senior started, from his heart all hope departed. Till his okl surroundings told him 'twas a nightmare he had seen. 104Cupid wont ;i hunting On a summer's day: Had some nice now arrow . I ookod for worthy prey. Tired ho was of -mall game.— Tender tudcnt»‘ hearts,— So at the learned faculty He aimed hi little dart . He took a nice new arrow And placed it in hi bow. With great precision he took aim. And -hot Profe» or Clow. Cho-c a slim white arrow, Kubbed hi hand in glee. There’ not a Hill in Chri tendom That i» too high for me. He shot again, for not would the e Hi thir-t for ini»ehief -ate: The arrow darted »wift and »ure. And Goddard found hi mate. He polished up hi little bow. And fitted in a dart. Whix ! The naughty fellow Pierced Mi Colver’ heart. With Mi Dunlap next, the ixth. The sport he then gave o’er. Looked askance at Dresden, Vowed he’d »oon have more.1 4 I'm the only pebble on the beach; I run the Normal School, There’s not a prof. I couldn’t teach, And subject him to my rule. Do you not see the freshmen stare And whisper, "There he goes ?” ’Tis Jensen of the yellow hair, Who knows because he knows.A Practice Teachers Letter. Oshkosh. Wisconsin. June 12. 1897. My Pear Sarah : Mv practice work is finished and pronounced a success! Congratulate me and bring the brass band to the depot when I get home ! I am wiser if not sadder than last year. This practice teaching is pretty much like a surgical operation : it either kills or cures. How well I remember my first experience. When it came time to enroll. I went down to the Inspector's Office, trying to whistle to keep mv courage up. We all dread practice-teaching. We're so green and callow about it. and of course they know it. Then, too, some of those boys in the Model Departments try to make it interesting for us. Altogether it's terra incognita. You know we have a choice of subjects to teach. I like History and asked for a class in the Grammar Department. No previous experience, and all classes taken; so couldn't have that. Was told to choose something else. Seles ted Geography in the Intermediate. All taken, too. At last got a Spelling Class in the Second Primary. My heart sank. I didn't know beans about teaching anything, but Spelling took my breath away. And sjH?lling it was to lie! Shades of my ancestors! Shall I ever forget how I felt ? I was instructed to ee the department teacher and inform her of the fate in store for her cherubs. I went. Was given a pajwr marked " 1 o My Successor.” This turned out to Ik a list of names and words and a whole rigmarole of other stuff. Soon a fellow came in. He turned out to be- my predecessor. He said it was his duty to post me. So he began. He poured out a volley of instructions and cautions atxiut many things in particular, and everything in general. I didn't pay much attention, but afterwards wished I had. What do you suppose I was doing while he was talking? I was wondering whether they could hear my teeth chatter when I should give my morning talk. I didn't know, either, whether to talk on Waupun or Shakers or Holy Hill. (That fellow told me to read the Bulletin Board, too. I forgot, but—well. I've found it several times since under the stress of circumstances. you understand). Well. I studied the list and the names, then fell to wondering which ones would give trouble. Here was one I had heard about. You know that's something traditional among us practice-teachers. Things are handed down from generation to generation.)This particular urchin kept affairs pretty lively, hut was a veritable saint when the powers were around. He’s just like a La Guvra flea always into mischief hut never caught. He's the critter I'd like to shake. See him when Miss Swart comes in ! Innocent as Reuben's cherubs, even to the dimples in his cheeks. Hut he isn’t mean or uglv. only brim-full. You just wait. When I get a school of my own. won’t I make the teeth of the likes o’ him chatter! To resume. I got through that quarter alive. I often felt like singing “ Listen to my talc of woe." But I never felt lonesome; there were others. My criticisms said I overlooked errors in the children’s notebooks. Mv hair just about stood on end one day when Miss Swart showed me three mis-spciled words which I hadn’t seen. I wished then I’d had my eyes pryed open. It takes an eagle’s eye to sec every mistake, hut she never misses one. You'll find out. (And if ever anything goes wrong in your class. Miss Swart will be sure to come in just then, i But before I finish about this class. I must tell you about that Harry. He was just as fat and jolly as he could lie, hut he was the worst writer and speller you ever saw. He'd make Horace Greeley weep for envy. In spelling he’d stand 5 in spite of all that I could do. I'd get at him and “make an impression.” Next day he’d stand •; second day 74; third day he’d flop again. Oh, Sarah, those- were the days that tried men’s souls! If he keeps on he’ll make a stenographer or proof-reader, sure ! Finally finished that. Three hundreds in the final examination; class average. 91.5; it would have been % hut for that eternal Harry. Next class was in primary reading. Say what they like, there's nothing harder. But mv class were the dearest things! They’d trade marbles or l vg gum in class. That was fun. But the questions they'd ask ! I was busy one day at the board when one broke out with. "Say. Miss---------. do turtles sweat?” I didn’t know; don’t know vet. mustn't forget to ask l‘rof. Browne so I told her to wait till another time. But she was not to be suppressed, and before I could recover from the shock, she said, "Sav. Miss , do mosquitoes sneeze?" The child was asking for information in good faith. I told her that I had never heard them sneezing, hut she had better listen the next time one settled on her ear. She said she wouldn’t: she'd wait till it settled "on papa’s ear." Then the lesson proceeded. This reminds me of another story down there. One night after school I was cleaning my board, (you ought to see the Ik vs wash boards, with their rags all up in a heap, and the water running past their cuffs to their elbows), when a little five-year-old who had lingered behind ran up to Miss Dunlap and said, “I’ll be so glad when the new quarter comes!" "Why, dear?" said Miss D. "Oh. because we’ll have some new teachers, and (reluctantly) a new Reading teacher. Ours is so silly. She talks this way all the time," and without further ado that little monkey ran up to the board, seized a pointer, and gave a most ludicrous imitation of that teacher's peculiar mannerisms, in voice and all. Tableau ! But it was a fine burlesque ! I recognized the original, and never see that senior to this day without wanting to howl. There’s no getting round it. Those tads are keen as thorns and sharp as weasels. But you'll be tired hearing of this practice-work. I'll soon be through. Sarah. My last quarter passed smoothly. Got cornered on lots of questions in Geography, but that’s common. Best thing I learned was how to conduct a topical recitation. You'll feel big when you can do that. But it’s like pulling teeth till you know how. It’s worse than trying to fool Miss Webster. So when you have learned that you may consi'- !f past the polliwog stage.- you’ll Ik? a big frog, but don’t croak.Before I quit I must tell you something more about the youngsters in the Model Departments. Most of them are just as good as can Ik-. I can’t help liking them for they do try so hard and if we do make ridiculous mistakes they often pretend not to notice it. I tell you. they show more sense lots of times than they do upstairs. Why. one time a fellow was giving a morning talk and he mispronounced several common words and made some bad mistake in grammar, but not a smile passed over a single face. No significant glances were exchanged, although every boy and girl in that room knew what was wrong. Isn’t that well bred? It was a lesson to me. But some of the practice teachers give splendid talks, and then the boys and girls applaud them heartily. Now. Sarah, when you come up to Oshkosh to take practice-work, you’d better rememl er a few things. First of all. read that Bulletin Board. I-ook out for "The Conduct of a Recitation.” That’s a sticker! Keep your weather-eye on ' Directions for the Correction of Note-books." If you don t you’ll Ik- sad. Don t miss the practice meeting on Wednesdays, unless previously excused to attend your own funeral. Better | ost| onc the funeral, for it fine. Another thing, don't mis-spell words on the blackboard, nor say "aint" and “kind 'o nice." and all such. Moreover, don't talk about having the children "try their luck." It won't be a farce-comedy, if you do. And for pity’s sake don’t say. "I teach better when I'm alone." Don't get scared when two critics visit you at once. Lastly, don’t try to “play sweet" on members of the faculty, thinking to get high marks. You’ll Ik- found out sure and be dispised accordingly. But I won’t burden your memory with any more now. You’ll live and learn. It’s outrageous for me to try your patience with this stuff but this is only to prepare you for what's coming when 1 get home in two weeks. Then I’ll tell you all about the faculty, and the repair shop, and the barber shop, and the basket ball, and those regents. From what I heard before they came I thought they had horns on. but pshaw! their examination doesn't amount to a row of pins.) What’s more. I'll tell you all about the rhetoricals and the observation class. ' Iwats Barnum and the librarian, and Prof. Briggs you ought to see him laugh . and l’rof. Browne’s stories and the new curtain sin. Hewitt's marches in the gymnasium and the Oratorical Contest perfect farce, you ought to see Kelly!) t One thing more, and I’m done. It’s a pity you won't be here to see our class that’s up for graduation. Tight squeeze for some of them to get that sheepskin, but there's some line stuff, too. There's one character we'll all miss some day. Dr. Hill says he don't know what he'll do for variety when the man from Van Dyne leaves. That fellow’s odder than Dick's hat-band, but lie’s loyal to Van Dyne. Where on earth is Van Dyne, anyway ? Then there’s another. He’s a great strapping fellow, but he always reminds me of Atlas, with the world on his back. He wouldn’t look half bad if he'd stand up straight, and I believe I Otto tell him so. Then there are two of the triplets in the class. One of them would turn all the Hughes of the rainbow if I told you about his oratory, and the other couldn't, for lie’s as black as the Asa spades anyway. Then there’s Willie (he of the verdant name). He can draw dogs so they’ll bark, but if those same dogs wanted to hunt coons, Willie would feel too tired to go. I wonder if Louis would, too? Then there’s lots of the girls who’d just as soon C. Kirwan coming down the hall. But he is so Maudest he always blushes Ruby red and goes on his imperious way. But Shaw, if I should Wright until to Morrow as Titus I could. I couldn't tell you half of the Rich things about these people, so I’ll be Sabin the rest till I get home. Your loving sister. Jkankttr. 1 . S. Say. Sal. have a big strawberry short-cake ready for me when I get home. I'm hungry.PROFESSOR BRIGGS' SOLILOQUY. TO wheel, or not to wheel, that is the question : Whether "tin wiser in Oshkosh to use The means that Nature Rave for traveling, or seize on those that man invented for us. And save our time and shoes. Tothink. to buy. One wheel, and by a test, to say we end The taunts and jeers that all nou-riders now Are luckless heirs to, ’tis a consummation Devontly to be wished. To buy. -to ride. To ride perchance to fall: ay. there’s the rub: For in that sudden fall what injuries May cotnc, what dislocation, bruises, sprains,— Must give us pause, and make us rather walk On our own legs, than like the common herd Spin off on two revolvers. 111A o| J cks? fjtye 09ord Kiss parsed. Kiss is a conjunction becausso it connects. It’s a preposition, because it shows that the person kissed is no relation. It is a verb, because it signifies to act. and to be acted ujH n. It is an interjection (at least it sounds like one .and is a pronoun because she always stands for the noun. It is also a noun because it is the name of the osculatorv action,—both common ami proper, second person necessary. Plural number, because there is always more than one. In gender it is masculine and femenine mixed. Frequently the case is governed bv circumstances and light according to rule one. "If he smite you on one cheek, turn the other also. " It should always begin with a capital letter, be often repeated, continued as long as j ossible. and ended with a period. Kiss ought to be conjugated, but ought never to In-declined. 112What is the movement in that Miss Marvin: " joint ?” Mr. Stone: "Circumlocution.” Mr. J. had just arrived at the school and of course could not easily find his way about the building. While he was vainly seeking room “No. 4"on the first floor, lie met Dr. Hill and said to him. "Can you tell me where “ No. 4 " is, or are you as green as I am?” ¥¥¥¥ Assignment of lessons in History of Education : Monday : " Plato, excused.” Tuesday: “ (Quintilian, excused.” Wednesday (after a poor lesson : "Jesus of Nazar- eth. excused.” ¥¥+¥ Miss Peake to student in Literature : "Name the three Graces.” " Eat, Prink, and be Merry.” Miss Sowards In German Club): “What is the meaning of the word ‘ lieben ' ? " Miss Peake : Who will make the meaning of the word clear to Miss Sowards?” Mr. B.: “I will.” Scene Group of Seniors playing crazy cinch. It is Mr. Jensen's turn to call for his partner. • I want the Jack." The question then arose, which one. In the Science Class Mr. Madison had been discussing ideals. Miss Meyer objected to some statement made and to prove her point, said, •• We all have our ideal man. but I have never seen mine.” Dr. Hill: “Well. Mr. Madison, what do you think of Mr. Sabin’s point ? " Mr. Madison : “ 1 didn't know lie made a point." 13IT was in Elocution, and the subject before the class was the use of gesture. One by one. Miss Clark called the members of the class to the front to render some selection with appropriate gesture. Just after a most laughable attempt of one student, and while the class were still in convulsions. Miss Clark called on Mr. Wheelan. With stately tread and solemn mein, he walked to the front, and with a prone, downward, oblique gesture, exclaimed. "Put down this unworthy feeling !" 114 Practice Teacher to Prof. Hewitt. Jr., aged 10): “Now George, you arc not doing as well as you did in Arithmetic.' Prof. Hewitt. Jr.: "Oh. that don't make any difference : I shine in History.” Wheel, wheel, wheel, On thy “Crescent” new, B. D., And the tender grace Of a form that is gone We never again will see. (TKSSVSOSI Practice Teacher a little deaf i : "What were the causes of the Revolutionary War ? ' Pupil i in a low tone : “Rubber neck, five cents a stretch.” P. T.: "A little louder, John ; I'm sure you have it right." 116 THE “JUNIOR" 4A -FIRST YEAR." A “SECOND YEAR.’ Following in the report of the Senior Class Meeting. Called to order at 4:15 by the president, Mr. Brazeau : Pres. Brazeau : "The business before u to-night is to elect class representatives for Class Day. Nominations are now in order." Senior : " I nominate Mr. Brazeau for class orator." Pres. II.: “Having decided beforehand not to ac- cept the office, I must decline the honor." Pause. Mr. Brazeau recovers. ' Nominations are now in order for class poet.” Miss Meyer: "Mr. President, I nominate Mr. Green for class poet. 1 know he can write poetry because I have some of it."I rcs. A.: “Contrast the methods of Pythagoras ami Christ." Mr. Kowalke : “ Pythagoras talked over their heads from a pedestal, but Christ came down olThisdiigh perch and became one of them.” Dr. Hill: “Give an example of association." Miss Blood : “Oshkosh and the Normal School." Practice Teacher: “I know a little boy who can draw much better than that." Small boy tsoberly): "I'm glad he can." Time- week before Christmas. "Oh, mamma." said a litttle one running in from school, "we are going to have a party for Miss Swart up at school, and we want you to come. It's Miss Swart's twenty-fifth birthday." Mr. Dover hears from home: "The red heifer has got a calf and taters turned out pretty well." 1 Miss Webster to student in Geography : "Mr. draw a cord intercepting the circumference of a circle and name the points of intersection V and It.’ Raise the cord and what becomes of the points V and B‘?” Mr. " They are nearer each other." Miss : "Why?" Mr. " Because they are moving in a curved path.” Miss W.: "Mr. Brunette, will you please stand. Walk toward me and 1 will walk toward you. Now, Mr. ----.do Mr. Brunette and I come nearer together ?'• Mr.-----: "Yes, ma’am." Miss W.: “ Is it because we walk in a curved path?" Mr. "No, ma'am." Miss W.: "Of course not: it i because we approach each other. What can the p ints A’ and • B' do, that Mr. Brunette and I can never do?" Mr.-----: "The two points A" and B' can be united, and you and Mr. Brunette cannot."President Albce to Senior : " What was the enlightenment of the Greeks ?" Miss N.: •• Electric light." »«• Prof. Goddard: "Miss Rich, will you please give an example showing that cold contracts and heat expands." Miss Rich: "The days in winter are short, while in summer they are long." Miss Hamilton : "Students are not allowed to take down those text books." I r. Hill: "Are members of the faculty ?" New Student: " Arc you President Albce ? ” Wm. Green : " No. I'm Green." So was the new student. “ Disturbing the Peace" Miss Henderson marking an oration. Prof. Browne: " When you put Mn( , anti H Cl t gether in a retort anil applied a gas flame to the retort, what did it make ? " Mr. Morrow : ■ It made me cough." Civics Class. Briggs: I hear they arc beginning t » educate the apes, ». it may not be surprising to see some of them coming to the Normal.” Brunette: "Do you suppose they will ever become Professors at the Normal ? ” Prof. Browne: ” Mr. Kirwan. will you recite on the Classification of leaves '! ' Mr. Kirwan: • leaves may l e two lobed, three lobed. five lobed. eight lotted, or any old thing.” Prof. Browne: "Credit 10.” To the Class of 1900: Are you still studying "Adam's and Jefferson's Oration" in Rhetoric'! 8Miss Davis in Prof. Geography: “Now dose your eves and imagine a desert. What do you see on it ? " No answer. The class had forgotten to open their eves. They were fast asleep. Practice teacher, teaching the meaning of the words slander, sarcasm, ridicule and flattery " What would it l e called if I should say that the Oshkosh street cars arc dry goods boxes with mules? " Pupil : “ That would be flattery." Prof. Clow in Political Economy: “ Well, if prices are low in Texas, why don't we all go to Texas to live?" Mr. Torreyson : “I guess the cash would bother me." » Mr. Jensen has taken three years of Latin so that when he becomes a scientific farmer he may be able to name his fancy peas. The following is a recitation in Hygiene : Miss I,. : ‘‘Capillaries have no openings in them, but the nutrition is received through the sides of the capillary tube ." Pres. Albce : “ You say there are no openings, so how can the nutrition possibly get in ?" Miss I,.: "You have been out in a rainstorm. haven't you ? " Pres. A.: " Yes." Miss I,.: " Without your rublien ? ” Pres. A.: “ Yes." Miss L.: “ And with no holes in your shoes ? Pres. A.: " Yes." Miss L.: " And you got your feet wet ? " Pres. A.: " Yes." Miss I..: " Well!!" Well! Mr. Sabin (Senior to photographer: "I want to send my picture to the school board, so make me look as old as possible. 19 I)r. Hill in psychology: “Can you imagine the Supreme Being?" Mr. Adamson : " No. it has never been a part of my past experience." l»r. Hill: "That will do. thank you." Miss Howard : " Why shouldn't a teacher repeat the answers of a pupil ?" Bluffer Blewett: " It violates all psychological principles." Miss II.: " Name them." B. B.: "Oh, I'm not prepared to substantiate my statement, but anyway it takes time." Miss Marvin : " What do we call the motion of the axis in twisting the head from side to side ? " Student: " Rubber neck." Mr. Madison, in Science : " In regard to Miss Stanton's abstract, she said that love .... that love " a pause. Dr. Hill: "Mr. Madison doesn’t seem able to get over that point." TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtTTTTTTTT Frank Stockton Problem Still Unsolved. Small boy in First Primary, when asked to spell "tiger", repeats slowly and thoughtfully, "l-a-d-y." "Miu Magee s Vaht." Early display of our honored president's colossal individuality: Stephen Brnzcau, first term '95 and 6, presents for criticism an outline drawing of n Greek vase. Surprised teacher: “Why, Mr. Brnzenu, it looks like yourself." 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