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Pr . G orgc S. AJb«.r “The Quiver” . ■ ■ . . 1898 Issued by the Junior Qjtss of the Oshkosh Norms! School. EDITORIAL START It. W. DtllWHix. editor in Cbici. CHAO! W. ATIIKABX. Anl t»nt. MiLMK Rrue, l.ltrrarr editor. R ivuomi Onn. Athlrtic Kditor. Coni M. IIALAKr. Alumni editor. I.batku J. Atmmamv Iltunornn editor Coma I. I.axmxo, Orsaniiatioa editor. ARTISTS Mabel C. Law, Cohiok T irr. Bthki. M. Hat. BUSINESS COMMITTEE Oko. A. H. S« . HniDCH MAiMRtr. AuiAtanU. P. W. Oldk.vwmrj. L. C. Arm. IlKLKX SMCIIR. IOH.V I.. JlMB.  4Bebication. Co her feline Ibiohness, the 3anitor's Blacft Cat, who has laborcb so faithfully to rib the basement of rats, this volume is respectfully bcbicateb, by the cbitors.Prologue. Ik we offend, wc do not care a rap ; We have your silver dollar in our grip. Stale jokes and ancient schemes we have on tap. And after vou have read them we will skip. Consider then, we come with purpose high: Wc do not come with genius to amaze you. We'll beat the last year's OrivuK if we die. With painful pun and parody to craze you. The Ouiver Board now greet you all anew And hope your dollar you will never rue.BOARD OF GOVERNOR SCOFIELD, e. -officio............ J. Q. EMERY, State Superintendent, ex-v Jifio. Term Ending February, IW. THOMAS JENKINS..........................................PUttcville. J. J. FRUIT.............................................La Croaae. FREEMAN H. LORD.........................................RiYer Fall.. Term Ending February, 1900. CHARLES PITTBLKOW........................................Milwaukee. GEORGE E. McDILL....................................Stcvena Point. A. E. THOMPSON............................................Oatakoah. Term Ending February, 1901. J5. P. REACH..................„.........................Whitewater. W. A. BROWN..............................................Marinette. F. A. ROSS..........................................Weal Superior. REGENTS. ..........Midnon. ..........Maduon. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD. A. E. THOMPSON. President.........................0»hko h. J. J. FRDIT. Vice-President.................... La Crosse. S. S. ROCKWOOD. Secretary.........................Madison. SEWELI- A. PETERSON. Treasurer. tx-offuio...........MadUon VISITING COMMITTEE. PROF. E. C. WISWAI.L............. -...........Kenosha. SCPT. MYRON KEATS...-.....................Fond du Lac. PROF. M M. McMAHON Kewaunee.THE FACULTY, GEORGE S- A LB EE, Pmidau. (University of Michigan) History of Education. ROSE C. SWART, (University of Woeooun.' Inspector of Practice Tracking. EMILY F. WEBSTER, Oihkoah Norm ].) Mathematics. LYDON W. BRIGGS, Treasurer. Civics, loot-Keeping, Penmanship. MARY E. APTHORP, .low College.) Latin. HARRIET E. CLARK, Oshkosh Normal, Bostoo School of Ora lory. I Voice Culture, Elocution. HARRIET CECIL MAGEE, -Mt. Holyoke College.' Drawing, Social Culture. WALTER C. HEWITT, 'Michigan Normal.) Conductor of Institutes. School Economy, Observation. JOSEPHINE HENDERSON, 'Allegheny College.' Composition, Rhetoric. ADOLPHUS H. SAGE, (Cornell University.) 1 FRANCES D. GUION, Cornell University.) Associate Elocution. Reading. S KATHERINE S. ALVORD, University of Michigan.) | Associate History and Mathematics. HARRY R. FLING, Chicago University.) ■ Biology. ! FRANK E. MITCHELL. 'University of Indiana.) Orography. FREDERIC D. SHERMAN, University of Michigan, Leijssie.) Psychology and Pedagogy. BESSIE V. TOWER, I Boston Normal School of Gymnastics. Gymnastics. MAY B. MOULTON, Associate in Drawing. LOUISE MOREY. Associate in Mathematics. MRS. METTA LIB1S, Oberlm College. Instrumental Music. MARIE A. SKINNER, Lake Forest University, New York Library School) Librarian. Physics. HENRY N. GODDARD, (University of Michigan.) Geology, Chemistry. FREDERIC R. CLOW, Harvard University.' History, Political Economy. ELLEN F. PEAKE, University of New Brunswick.' English Literature, Library Reading. BENJ. MACK. DRESDEN, Wooster University, Oshkosh Normal.' German, Associate in Pedagogy. GRACE HEWARD, Potsdam Normal and Conservatory of Music.) Vocal Music. LILLIAN G. KIMBALL, English Language, Associate in Composition. CLARA A. MARVIN, Oshkosh Normal.) Stenographer, Secretary. MODEL DEPARTMENT. JENNIE G. MARVIN, Oshkcsh 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. ELIZABETH BROWN, 'Michigan Normal.' Teacher and Critic, Second Primary Grades. JENNIE WILLIAMS. University of Michigan.) Teacher and Critic Primary Grades.cA Glance backward. Wt arc stronger, and arc better. Un ter manhood' »terner reign: Still we tecl that aomethiag »weet Followed youth, with dying feet And will never come again. SO sing . the poet. As there can be but one youth in the life of an individual, so there can be but one in the life of a school. In this brief backward glance do not expect me to exalt overmuch because we have got so far away from the day of small things. That day had its charm as well as its profit. A charm not unlike that of living in a home, as compared with that of living in a large hotel. One with only small gifts in the way of making acquaintances, could not remain long unknown when small classes recited to the same professor in Latin. Civics. Sentential Analysis, Geography and Trigonometry. Another instructor taught Physiology, Grammar, United States History, Rhetoric, English Literature, besides supervising the writing of the essays and conducting the rehearsals of them. The institute conductor, when not afield, carried Reading. Spelling. Music, Word Analysis, and Literary Criticism. Under these conditions, the following conversation, which actually took place in '97. could not have occurred in 71: Teacher: May I trouble you, Miss S.. to take this message to Prof. H.? Miss .S’.: I don’t know which one of the teachers l‘r f. H. is. Teacher: Don't know Prof. 11.! You have been in school all the year, haven't you? Miss S.: Yes. Teacher: Prof. H. has sat upon the rostrum every morning since last September. Miss .S'.: Undoubtedly ; still I don't know which one lie is. George Eliot speaks of the lost delicious leisure of the olden times. One can easily see how it has been lost in the Oshkosh Normal School. In the early '70s Commencement was a very simple thing. The teachers and students kept on the even tenor of their way until about three days before the close of the school year. Then recitations were suspended, and students wrote both fore and afternoon until their examinations were completed. Then a very few people read some very good essays, the school chorus furnished some music, it was delightful to hear, and the work andpleasures of the year were in the past. No. not quite. There was a pleasant evening at President Albee's. where the strawberries and ice cream, which were eaten preferably upon the porch, were followed by "good-bys" and "best wishes," and all retired in time for a good rest before taking the early trains for home. Just think of it! No school annual published, no commencement number of the Normal Advance, no inter-societv debate, no junior reception, no annual excursion, no class day program, no banquet, no- very few failures in examination. Then there was time for study and for doing the work required by the course. Then the teachers had a chance to work for and with their classes, instead of being occupied with the work assigned them by some of the many committees into which the school organizes itself during the latter half of the school year. A Shakcsperian entertainment was correspondingly simple in those days. No orchestra was needed, no stage costumes, no varied scenery illuminated by foot-lights and border lights, no weary weeks of rehearsals. Oh. no; instead of all this elaborate preparation, the professor who had charge of the Shakespeare work, appeared before his class after it had begun its examination for the afternoon—so that no time should be taken from regular work—and asked the members to report at the library at 7:30 that evening and to read the parts he then assigned them. Previ u to this, and unknown to the class, a few invitations had been written and sent to some of the clergymen of the city and to other persons known to have some interest in the writings of the great bard. At the appointed time, guests and students assembled in the seclusion of the library and there shut away from the world’s harsher noises, the lines of Julius Caescr or The Merchant of Venice were interpreted with all the appreciation and skill at the command of the little company. The fact that many wished to come who were not admitted was glory enough for those furnishing the program ; and the guests but why trouble ourselves about them ? They never bolted or made any other violent demonstration that I ever heard of. In those days when there were no street cars of any kind, and few steam laundries and coal furnaces, students got a great deal of exercise incidentally the way in which all culture is secured. I believe. The indirect way had some advantages. It relieved the state of the expense of covering a large j ortion of the campus with long, low. dull-red structures, whose use is but faintly suggested by their appearance. It also relieved the students from turning out in a bodv upon Saturday afternoon always a busv time in a week to exercise nine or eleven men—depending upon the time of the year by shouting loudly enough to overcome their inertia, or to warm their sluggish blood by the bright glances of hundreds of admiring eyes. Oh yes, those dull, quiet unenterprising days, when there was some time to en joy what was pleasant have gone; and in their place have come—but I refer you to the pages of this annual to determine that.JJVIS “WIU0XI03 r BUSINESS BOARD AND ARTISTS.ROSE C. SWART IROSE C. SWART TO the readers of this sketch of Miss Swart the incidents of early life overcome will perhaps be as beneficial as a dissertation upon the influence she has directly exerted for (food upon more than 5,000 students of this school. Miss Swart is a native of Pennsylvania. At the age of ten years she lost both her parents. The father was from the sturdy stock of Hollanders, the mother of the keen-witted but no less sturdy line of Puritans. Soon after the death of her parents, she came with her elder and only sister to Racine, Wis., a lonely stranger in the western world. The next three years were sjient in school, during which she reached the high school grades while the educational stimulus of John 1. McMvnn (the pioneer educator of Wisconsin), was at its best. In 1862 Col. McMvnn went south to battle for country's freedom, and Miss Swart, a lass of 15, began her struggle as an officer in the field of education, in a rural school of Racine countv, at $8 a month with board. The realization that this was independence, that she was now equal to a self-sustaining life, gave her courage and left no room for repinings. The next four years were repetitions in detail of the first term, varied by two winters of further schooling in the high school at Burlington. These terms closed the formal pupilage and training in the public schools. From this time her personal conviction of needs has been her schoolmaster; an ever present motive which has brought forth fruits for which the majority court college precincts in vain. After four years of struggle in country schools she was invited to graded school work at East Troy, Walworth Countv. to take charge of a primary department of five grades, and 12 pupils : salary $30 a month. She remained in this position three years, where she developed a reputation which extended beyond the limits of Walworth County; and the superintendent of Racine, avaricious of excellence, urged claim to her service, promising $ » and the freedom of the city in which to grow great. Instead of accepting the Racine position she went to Janesville to take charge of a grammar department under the supervision of Supt. W. I). Parker, who hail known of her worth Ik-fore the Racine man thought of securing her services. In the summer of 1871 the authorities at Madison deliberately outbid Janesville by the munificent offer of $5 more a month and equally wide margin of compensation in glory. In fact Wisconsin has been very liberal in compensating its teachers with this last named currency during the last half century, and Miss Swart accepted both compensations. Whether the thought that residence within the sacred fold of the capital city was privelegc to forego the association with the valued superintendent of Janesville, the record does not reveal, 14but circumstances cut short any aspirations which may have budded in the sphere of Madison; for the Oshkosh Normal School, then in itsstruggling infancy, had sought far and near for a teacher of primary grades with little success; there simply did not exist in the state those who were possessed of skill and at the same time with any breath of view regarding the significance of education and the mission of a normal school. It was Supt. Parker, who said "Why not try Miss Swart, she has great sense at least ?” An invitation with very dubious possibilities of renown, was promptly accepted, and Miss Swart assumed duties in December 1871. over a room full of children, as many in grades, though not so numerous as that of her first graded experience. A mild sort of chaos had reigned, but that fled without standing upon the manner of its going, when Miss Swart entered the room and has never returned. Prom fifteen to twenty-five docs not seem a long period when we look back over time spaces, but how charged with preparation for that solitary straggler, whose chief purpose appears to have been to meet every present duty as her ability could, while the future intruded but little ; certainly did not excuse from the most strenuous effort to deal to the utmost with the immediate demand. Still we see intimations of realization that the future had demands if not rewards in store; for from the time she left the high school, some branch of study was kept constantly on the anvil, forging for use either as increased power or as material for wider outlook on life. Such a woman, so trained and equipped, found herself, for the first time, working in close co-operation and intercourse with men and women trained in some of the best colleges of the land. They had messages for her and she for them, so equal in values that no spirit of patronage was ever manifest. With all the excellence of the work done with children, it was clear to educators that Miss Swart’s greatest talent lav in other directions than charge of the primary: and after three years of most acceptable work, she was gladly passed to a chair in the normal department of the school, that of geography. Thousands can testify what her efforts came to mean to the department of geography in the Oshkosh Normal. In 1897 Miss Swart accepted a position in an academy in St. Paul. The year following the board of regents tendered her the necessary advance in wages to secure her return to this school. Four years later, 1884, the work of inspection had became too burdensome to be borne longer by the president and he asked that Miss Swart be permitted to aid for half time daily. Two years later, the position of inspector of practice was made independent and Miss Swart placed in charge. Within a few months the city of Philadelphia tendered to her the position of assistant superintendent at $1,800. The board of regents promplv met the demand necessary to keep her in her chosen work. In June, 1$%, the University of Wisconsin honored Miss Swart and the state by conferring upon her the degree of Master of Arts. At the meeting of the Wisconsin Teacher Association held in Milwaukee, iti December 1807, Miss Swart was chosen president almost without opposition, undoubtedly the highest honorary position ever conferred upon a woman in our state. During this relation to one institution for more than twenty-five years, filling in fullest degree all positions named, and that of teacher of German for some years, acceptably, as well. Miss Swart has never degenerated into a 16mere department teacher. Before the terms “correlation” and “concentration" had become used to mantle wisdom and gross ignorance alike, they had become realities to this teacher. Any depattment for which she became responsible had no reason for existing in her eyes except as it ministered and was ministered to by all others. To realize and compass an intelligent survey of these relations has cost inestimable toil in research and assimilative creation of ideals and methods. Those who profit by the fruits of these years of masterly building, can not be expected to realize the cost; though they may and must feel that no ordinary price has bought that grasp of educational principles in their origins and applications. The purpose of this sketch has not been to magnify, but to indicate how great careers are made. The high character and wide influence known far and by all readers of The Quiver, as an inspiration to every student can receive no enhancement by pen. But too often we drift into a lack of vigorous emulation from the fatalistic tendency to rest in the conviction that some can and some can not achieve great powers. No one, least of all the subject of this sketch, could trace when or how the differentiation of this career from those of hosts of others took place. Probably some instinct hinted that this act makes for strength or dissipation of energy ; but such whispers come to all. It depends on the keenness with which one listens and the determination to work the impulse into a positive act instead of a dreamy estimate of the desirabilities, that make one a positive and leaves the other a negative being. Search of this record of thirty-five years in teaching and development, fails to find the putting into action of each conviction in line of duty lagging long after the mental or moral conclusion had been reached in ideal. Can more be said in presenting character to the readers? There arc a few names which could not be blotted from the roll of the faculty of this school without changing in most marked degree all that the institution stands for, past, present, and future. Among those, no name is spoken with highest respect and reverence more frequently than that of Hose C. Swart. Ne w Members of the Faculty. Prof. Kline i » native of Portland. Me. He received hi early education in the public school of that city. He entered Bowdoin College in 1882. graduating in 1886, with -degree of A. H. From lto« to IN1 ) he was principal of the High School at Old Orchard. Me., during which time he up-plicd many western college with material for work in toology. In 1893 he entered the University of Minnesota for graduate work. A year later he went to Chicago University to work for the degree of Ph. 1). in biology under the direction of Dr. C. O. Whitman. He remained at Chicago University three year , spending the summer of '95 at the Marine Hiological Laboratory at Wood' Holt, Mass. During the summer of '96 he wa» assistant in Histology at the University of Chicago. Prof. Fling took charge of the department of biology at the Oshkosh Normal in the fall of '9T. The present summer he goes to Wood's HoU, Mass., to complete the required work for the degree of HARRY R. RUNG. .. s. Prof. Sherman is a native of Grand Rapid . Mich., and received his early education in the public schools ofthatcity. In 18 7 he graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with degree of A. B. For several years succeeding hi graduation he was engaged in high school work, having held the position of Principal of the High School at Bay City, Mich., for five year . Prof. Sherman then went abroad to continue hi studies in pedagogy. He spent one year at Bonn, on the Rhine, and then went to I.eipsic. where he was a student of Wundt for two year . In 1 h C he graduated from I ipsic with the degree of Ph. D. rRCOCRlC O. SHERMAN. , a. m.s Ph. D. 17MAY 8. MOULTON Mi A Moulton i» a native of Wisconsin. coining from our neighboring city of Neenah. She received her training at the Art Institute, Chicago. In 1897 he wax cho«en auiltant in the Art Detriment of the Oshkosh Normal School. BESSIE P. TOWER Mix Tower i» a native of Auburndale. Max. , and received her early education in the public school of that place. She graduated from the lloxton Normal School of Gymnastic in 1894. The following year •he spent in a Children’ Hospital at Boston treating children with curvature of the spine. In the fall of ■95 »hc was elected Instructor of Gymnastic at the Normal Institute for Indians andNcgroetat Hampton. Va. She gave a series of lectures and a course of instruction in maxsageatthe Colored Nurse ’ Training School at Hampton. She took charge of the work in Gymnastic at the Oshkosh Normal in the fall of ’97. CUZAOETH A. BROWN Mix Brown is a graduate of the Michigan Slate Normal School at Ypsilanti. She wax engaged in primary work in Michigan seven year., in California two years, and in Wisconsin three years. She was elected to take charge of the Second Primary in the Model department of the Oshkosh Normal, Jan. 1. of the present school year. 18Ml Morey is a native of I.a Grange, Illinois. Her early education wa» received in the public school of I.a Grange. In 1897 he wa graduated from the University of Michigan with the degree of Ph. B. In the fall of 1897 hc wa elected associate instructor in mathematic at the Oshkosh Normal. 10 FRANK E. MITCHELL. . Prof. Mitchell is a native of Scottsburg. Indiana. He graduated from the State Normal School at Terre Haute, in 1889. Following his graduation from the Normal school he wa chosen to take charge of the department of geography at the St. Cloud Normal School, St. Cloud. Minnesota, which position he held for five year . In 1897 he graduated from the State University Bloomington. Indiana, with the degree of A. B. He wa awarded a diploma for excellence of exhibit of work at the World's Fair. He wa elected to the chair of geography at the Oshkosh Normal in the fall of 1897.EMMA G- SAXEEMMA G. SAXE. For you. who count it among1 your blessings that you had once a friend whom you called Miss Saxe, for you, no word that can be written will add aught of luster to her name. Regardless of self she gave to all in no small measure, gave of her time, her strength, her wise wholesome counsel, and finally, gave her life for others : for there is small reason to doubt that had she been more selfish there had been no cause for this blackbordered page. Generous, self-denying, conscientious to a fault, of strong will and dauntless purpose, courageous and sympathetic, her life needs no justification. What is here written is not in behalf of the dead, but for the inspiration of the living. Drummond says: “If events change men, much more persons. No man can meet another on the street without making some mark upon him. We say we exchange words when we meet, what we exchange is soulsand for twelve years we have been exchanging souls with one of the noblest, truest, most devoted spirits that ever wandered out of paradise to sojourn in this world for a season. That she left her mark was abundantly proved by the great sadness that fell upon us when the dread message came saying, “she is gone”—but there was also a great gladness in the thought that "from her waiting and het serving she was called to be a guest.” Life to her was a sacred, holy thing ; a gift held in trust against that day when it should be demanded of her together with an account of the stewardship thereof, and she filled it to the brim with kind words fitly spoken, and noble' deeds well done. To the young people who met her at the threshold of the strange new life that greets each one as he first sets his feet at the entrance of the wide, untried world, she was not merely a teacher, but a fellow traveler with a great, warm, human heart throbbing in sympathy with theirs, touched with tender pity for their hours of desolation when they were heart-hungry for home. To those who had not yet felt the responsibilities and possibilities of life, she came as a great awakening light, revealing to them the eternal verities. Full of earnest purposes for herself, she seldom failed to kindle the sacred flame in others. I oyal to duty as were the martyrs of old. her own failing health warned her in vain to desist from the arduous duties of a teacher and seek rest and quiet for herself, but when the letter came bearing the awful double message of the fatal disease of her mother, and the impending blindness of her brother, she knew no moment of hesitation. Scarcely able to be off the bed herself she went to minister to those whose necessities she felt were greater than her own. Living scarcely longer than just to spare that mother the parting from such a daughter, they were speedily reunited, for soon her own summons came to cross the same sullen stream. The glorious light went out of those brave, kind eyes; the radiant smile faded from our poor earthly vision, and in that same hour Heaven was made so much the richer. Its songs of triumph now peal in fuller, sweeter notes. 31o« . «•» p ’ei«ee J «V OK «{ l tUc Ui AUj! 0«A 4 « C K - V ov «- ®$ Onc- to oo «K tV. % u 1 j d 4'tu » ttuvVAl o t’'!. Ci««ro, ' He s'iei', , if lit«11 y .uV ' a 14. tvt 9 ». I K . • o yo nt be.Kc.U , - , SO r i " ''Vt » » . • SV t .4 St Ij " t cKooi bt, ‘MlVt P-'AsWJ,5Ktwi.w;„ '1 »« l K,c r rf.r-J . r.1«1 «h-» (} { .y. 'V ai t» A. o wKo w{ l swit«Kf '••'0 • • NSENIORS. 1. JAMBS J. HAYDEN. Bvkon. Win. German Course. President of Clan of 98. Winner in Whitewater Debate 98. President of Phoenix Literary Society. Second honor in oratorical contest "97. Junior representative. Class Day 97. Treasurer Oratorical Auo-elation. 2. EDWIN C. GOTHAM. Wbyauwkca. Wn. Latin Course. President of Phoenix Society. President of Glee Club. President of Students' Council. Valedic torian. Class of 98. i. HARRIET LEONE SPOOR. Oshkosh. Wis. l.atin Course. President of Y. W. C. A. Salutatorian Class of 9«. Secretary of Glee Club. a. MARY K. CALLAHAN. Siikbovgan. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Winner in Inter Society-Debate '97. Secretary of Phoenix Literary Society. Winner of Second Honors in Oratorical Content. Debater for Inter Society Debate of 98. Alumni Editor for Normal Advance. Member of Browning Club. S. EMALYN .. HOGAN. Am i.ktox, Wis. High School Graduate Course. Member of Lyceum and Glee Club. o. JOHN G. VOSS. Euchokx. Wis. l.atin Course. Winner in Whitewater Debate 98. President of Students Council. President of Lyceum Literary Society. Treasurer of Y. W. C. A. and delegate to Convention at Lake Geneva. Captain of Base Ball Team. 7. WINNIKRED TITUS. Oshkosh, Wt . I .atm Course. Secretary of Oratorical Association. Treasurer of Lyceum Literary Society. Member of German Club. 8. J. H. I.1NDERMAN. Kirox. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Business Manager of Normal Advance. President Lyceum Literary Society. Member of Glee Club. 9. MARGARET K. LONG. ShkhovgaX. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. 10. ALICE BALDWIN. ViKOgOA. Wis. High School Graduate Course. 11. MICHAEL W. McARDI.E. Baii.kv Hakkok. Win English Scientific. President Inter-State League of Normal School . Editor in Chief of Normal Advance. Delegate to state oratorical contest. ' 6. President Lyceum Literary Society. Leader on Whitewater Debate, 97. Debater for Inter-Socicty debate for 98. President of Bicycle Club. Member of Students Council and Athletic Association. 12 JANET SCOULEK ST. JOHN. WH'rvx. Wis. High School Graduate Course. 13. MICHAEL H. POWELL. Moxchks. Wis. German Course President of Phoenix Literary Society. Leader on Whitewater Debate, 98. Winner Inter-Society Debate. 98. 2-1SENIORS. 14. JAMES F. SULLIVAN. Moxchrs. Wn. German Ct nr»e. Manager foot ball team of “97. Member Athletic Association. 15. KATHRYN D. JAMES. Oshkosh. Wis. English Scientific Course. Member of Lyceum. lb. CAROL A. WHITMAN. ArrL«TON. Wis. High School Graduate. Author of Class Song ’99. Member of Y. W. C. A., Glee Club and German Club. 17. JULIUS J. NEUMAN. Horicon, Wts. High School Graduate. President of Phoenix Literary Society. President of German Society. President of Glee Club. Member of Male Chorus and Y. M. C. A. IS. ELBRIDGE G. BUCK. Burlin'. Wis. High School Graduate Course. 19. VINNIK B. CLARK. Mavvii.lh. Wis. High School Graduate and Latin Course . Secretary of Lyceum Literary Society. Treasurer of Glee Club. 20. LUCINA D. RICE. Omio. Wis. High School Graduate Courae. Secretary of Phoenix Literary Society. t 21. AUGUST H. KRUEGER. Lomika. Wis. High School Graduate Course. President of German Clob. Vice-President of Male Choru . Member of Y. M. C. A. and Lyceum Literary Society. 22. LIVINGS PHILIPUS DENOYER. Palmyra. Wis. Latin course. Debater on Inter Society Debate of ’98. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. 2J. JOSEPHINE LARRABEE. Oshkosh, Wis. German Course. Vice President of Junior Claa 96-7. 24. KATE M. KING. Omko, Wts. High School Graduate Course. Member of Lyceum Literary Society and Browniog Club. 25. CLARA L. BLAKELY. Nkkxah, Wis. High School Graduate Courae. President of Lyceum Literary Society. Treasurer of German Club. Captain of Basket Ball Team. Member of Y. W. C. A. and Athletic Association. y . ELIZABETH H. MORGAN. Oshkosh, Wis. High School Graduate Course. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. 27. SARA NICKEL. Waciaca. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Vice President of Class '98. First Honors in Ladies' Declamatory Contest. Member of Y. W. C. A., Lyceum Literary Society, and German Club. 20SENIORS. 2H. CHARLES LKWIS GOTHAM. Wkvauwkga. Wis. High School Graduate. President of Phoenix Library Society. President of Glee Club. President of Male Chorus. Member of Student Council. 29. HERMAN HENDRICKSON. Manitowoc. Wis. High School Graduate Cour»e. Member of Lyceum Literary Society and Athletic Association. 30. MAE McDKRMOTT. MakixeTTR. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. 31. JOSEPHINE FITZGERALD. Oshkosh. Wb. High School Graduate Course. 32. ERNEST W. SCHULTZ. Rt ax . Wtt. German Course. President of Glee Club. Leader of Normal Orchestra. Vice Prc ident of Phoenix Literary Society. Member of German Club. 33. HERBERT I . HOLLENBECK. Malison. Wis. German Cour»e. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. 35. MYRA A. DAKE. Rinal. Wia. High School Graduate Cour e. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. 36. NELLIE A. ANDERSON. Manitowoc. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Member of Lyceum Literary Societr 37. BANNO F. SMITH, Cim-rawa Falls. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Manager of Foot Ball Team. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. Athletic Association and Bicycle Club. 38. CHARLES JASON LUNAK. Kkwai skk. Wis. High School Graduate Course. First Honors in Oratorical Contest. Second Honors in Inter Normal Contest at Platteville and delegate to Inter-State Contest at Normal. III. Treasurer of Senior Clas . Member of Lyceum Literary Society. German Club. Athletic Association and Bicycle Club. 39. NELLIE E. DAVIES. Oshkosh, Wis High School Graduate Course. Member of Glee Club. 40. BERNICE ANDREWS. Da lino ton. Wis. High School Graduate Course, Member of Y. W. C. A. 34. SARA A. ROBERTS. Wild Ro»k. Wis. 41. CHARLES A. BARKER. Rovai.tox, Wis. High School Graduate Course. Member of Lyceum Liter- High School Graduate Course. Member of Phoenix Liter ary Society. ary Society. Y. M. C. A. and German Club. 28SENIORS. 41. MARY H. PELISHBK. Manitowoc. Wis. German and High School Graduate Course . Member of German Club. 43. FRANCIS R. PELISHBK. Manitowoc. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Vice-President of Lyceum Literary Society. 44. BLANCH S. JOBS. Mkxomikrb, Wis. High School Graduate Course. 45. IDA BBLLE LOBB. Rikw. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Secretary Senior Class. Vice-President of Lyceum Literary Society. Secretary of Glee Club. Member of Y. W. C. A. and Browning Club. 46. JOHN W. CALNAN. Manawa. Wis. German Course. President of Phoenix Literary Society. President of Board of Directors for Normal Advance. Winner in Debate with Lawrence University. Member of German Club and Athletic Association. 47. HERMAN BECKENSTRATER. Sxymocr. Wis. High School Graduate Course. President of Lyceum Literary Society. Member of German Club. 48. FRANCES C. CROSS,Childs. Minn. English Scientific Course. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. + 49. MAUDE M. GIBBON, Somxks. Wis. Latin Course. Member of Students' Council. Phoenix Literary Society and Y. W. C. A. 50. EMILY RICHTER, Manitowoc. Wis. High School Graduate. Member of Students' Council. German Club and Lyceum Literary Society. 51. LAURA F. DUGGAN, Oshkosh, Wis. German Course. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. Glee Club and Athletic Association. 52. JULIA A. SKARDA.Grkkn Bay. Wis. High School Graduate. 53. JOHANXAH G. 80LAXD. Bum. Wis. German Course. President of Glee Club. Secretary of Phoenix Literary Society. 54. NELLIE M. SHIN NICK. Watbktowx. Wis. English Scientific Course. Treasurer Inter - Normal Oratorical League. "96 '97. Secretary Inter • Normal Oratorical League, '97— 98. President of Glee Club. Secretary of Lyceum Literary Society. Member of Students Council. 55. HUI.DA C. FELSCHOW. Kkuacnw. Wis. English Scientific Course. 30SENIORS. + 56. KATHARINE V. HOGAN. Awlkton. Wi . High School Graduate Courae. 57. JENNIE McCOY. Shiocton. Wi . High School Graduate Courae. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. 58. JOSIE L. DRISCOLL. Am-lktox. Win. High School Graduate Courae. Secretary of Glee Club. 59. JESSIE E. TAYLOR, MAUsiiriKi.o, Wis. High School Graduate Courae. Member of Glee Club and Geographic Round Table. 60. ELIZABETH B. MOTLEY. M amixkttc, Wi . High School Graduate Courac. Member of Glee Club and Geographic Round Table. 01. JAMES MADISON, Oshkosh. Wi . Engliah Scientific Course. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. 62. WM. B. MURPHY. Hoahd. Wis. Latin Courae. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. 63. NELLIE FITZGERALD. Oshkosh. Wi . German Courae. Member of Lyceum Literary Society. 64. CHARLES BLYMAN, OsilXOMf. Wi . High School Graduate. Won Tenni Championship in '97. Member of Athletic Association. 65. BESSIE VIOLA OTIS. Oshkomi. Wi . High School Graduate Courae. 66. CORNELIA WALVORD, Cbiur Gaovr, Wis. High School Graduate Courae. 67. STELLA M. CAVANACH. Gkkkn Bav, Wi . High School Graduate Courae. 68. DELLA H. PINGRY, Omro, Wi . Engliah Scientific Courae. Member of Lyceum Literary Society and Y. W. C. A. 69. MARY BLACK. Gnkxx Bay. Wi . Engliah Scientific Courae. 70. CLAUDE 8. CONANT. LakrGinbva. Wis. High School Graduate Course. Winner of Inter-Society Debate. 1 7. Member of Phoenix Literary Society. 32The Class of '98 OFFICERS. James J. Hayden, President. Saka NickkL. Vice-Prc»idcnt. Ida Lobh. Secretary. Oh as. J. Lcnak. Treamrer. MOTTO. Olvera eet cegttare. COLORS. Pink and Light Gxekn. YELL. Wk akk. Wb ark. Wk AKK CI--TO-DATK. Ukaii. Oshkosh, '98. ROM the topmost bough of the Normal Tree of Knowl- edge, we of '98 call down to you who have yet to climb a word of cheer. It was not always easy climbing but -Oh ! tis glorious now. Bright birds of promise sing. The wide, free world in which we soon shall take our flight stretches invitingly on all sides. From these far heights we see in the dim distance the crystal towers of the city called "Fame.” The path that leads the way seems wide and easy to follow and we feel the strength that will carry us on to the goal. Yet we do not start,—the rustle of familiar leaves is dear to us and breezes whisper of days when the old life shall be dead. Lingering 'ere we say farewell, we muse upon all that has passed, and smiles come instead of tears. 36Time was when we stood at the foot of this wonderful tree, and with unbounded confidence viewed its wide branches preparatory to ascent. Typical Freshman, we thought, it easy but like the golden apples of Tantalus, when we attempted to grasp them they receded. If one was so fortunate as to seize a branch, it often broke, and the ambitious climber sat down to reflect. If the first attempt was at a mathematical branch it was quite sure to snap ; but the remedies applied were always effectual though painful. There was one branch through which a lively bird flitted from x to y and circled over our heads until our young blood was heated and we were ready to prove all things to all men. Verily the fruits of this branch were bounteous; Prof. Hewitt's one hundred percents, a comfort in days of affliction. Then Art spread its leaves about us, beautiful in form and color. Flowers of harmonious hues blossomed in the light and shade, and our "love of the beautiful was cultivated." The next—Ah ! with what apprehension we cautiously ascended. Falls from this branch were fatal. Mischievous, ungovernable elves tormented us at every turn. The sharp thorns of criticism when once imbedded in the flesh could only Ik- removed by a painful surgical operation in the office of Miss Swart. Beneath stood the inspector of practice work, strong and firm, and ready to save as many as possible from sudden contact with the hard ground of failure. Professional gymnastics was a most helpful branch, for there we were taught how to fall and learned that if we "landed on the toes with knees bent outward" there was no danger of the "shocks being transmitted directly to the brain." High up near the top was a branch where sat a wise owl. Kagerlv we scaled it, for it seemed our task was nearly done. Hut, alas, what seemed real was an "illusion" and the "imagination" had much to do with it. The branch was dead. And many returned and sat on the limb of Theory and moaned their memory that had failed. Dates grew on History’s branch, but we did not partake, for as food for thought their staying powers were small. Some more daring clung with aching heads to the long, dreary limb of I.atin 'til they feared the others would have left them far behind. Hut lo! when the top was reached, the I.atin scholars were poised with widespread wings in the air above, ready to fly with the spirits of the learned and the great of ancient days. We could tell of how we rocked on the rythmic branches of music and calmly slept on the peaceful l ough of geography, of the perils of an uncertain chemical formation on the branch of science, of times when the severe wind of inexperience nearly blew us from professional boughs, but the morn of a new century is dawning in the east, the world calls us, and we must away. 30W« 1mm ( ■ •’• '0 l« •'ot fcU ,N V, ne follow i w I V I tl £ ’?✓«» 31? . v HtKCAftiOrr c. smcCMAM. I CLASS OF -W. OFFICCR . Cahlotta B. Bridgman. President. John B. Jonks. Vice-President. Orach Sabkan, Secretary. A. H. Chkistknskn. Treasurer. MOTTO. litttnii letter up to beat. COLORS. Rkd asd Dank Ckkkn. YCLL. J-U-N-I-O-R-S Oshkosh Normal Yks! Y S! Yks!CLASS OF ’99 EXCELLS THEM ALL. Tlx History of tht Juniors revests grrstrr gtorirs than Annual ever recorded or CUlss Day ever told Strange and interesting events Bright outlook for the future. Normal, '98.—One hundred years of progress, such as history has never known, ought to produce marvelous results. One has but to glance at the record of the class of 99 to find that the promise of the years has been realized, and the labor of a century found its reward. Look over the history of this class and you will see that it is the flower of the nineteenth Century. No previous class has equaled them in numbers, intellect or beauty. Talented, handsome and capable, their future, bright with the reflected splendor of past achievements, stretches before them with wonderful promise. THE FJRCES ASSEMBLE. Junion immediately auume the lead Arnold, Jooo. and Dover run for President Joocs withdraw and Dover get beat. Normal, Aug. '97. The leading high schools of the state send their choicest members to join with the cream of our school and help to build up the class that will crown a successful century. Their appearance is promising. Bassett and Fish loom up above all others, while already the smiles of Misses Day and Carter have lightened the worn heart of the Senior and made the Freshman feel yet fresher. Latkk—A class meeting has been held. Much time and talk were devoted to the selection of officers. Where all were so capable it was difficult to make a choice. Jones'jokes were funny, Dover's collar high, but Arnold could talk the longest. He won. 39SOCIAL LIONS. Seniors cultivate acquaintance of the polished Juniors. A reception given. Normal. Nov. 5. ’'»7. The Senior class, having been urged in morning talks to improve all opportunities for obtaining a much needed “social culture,” see in the Juniors all they lack. The smoothness of L. K. Brown’s conversation, the glowing brightness of Mr. Chase's face, the ease with which Mr. Bassett disposes of his hands and feet, are regarded with envious eves by the learned but awkward Seniors. They decide, therefore, to break custom and give a reception in honor of the class of 99, in the hope that through social intercourse and the advantages of the grand march, a little of this polish may be theirs. So. on last evening, the rooms were beautifully decorated and the spacious halls aglow with light. There was an entertaining program in the Auditorium, after which the guests went to the lower floor where they were coldly treated to ice cream, and then told to march, which they did until the "wee sma' hours of the morning.” while the Normal Orchestra discoursed sweet music in the Gym. A marked improvement has been seen in the 'OS’s since this event; they now smile when they bow, offer their arm on the walk home, and don't ask a girl to march unless they have had an introduction. Some were so delighted with the society of the Juniors that they have not left it since. Noticeably Mr. Conant and Mr. Lindcrman. ■i FIRST VICTORY. Junkm wcccuful oo tb dumood Firw ginu of the uuon woo by 99. Normal. Sept. 3.- The Juniors defeated the Seniors at Combination Park. The game was uninteresting because it was evident from the first that the Juniors were far ahead of the Seniors in this as in all other things. (Rumors of other games have come to us since the above was written, but the record has been lost. ELOQUENCE AND LOGIC Bluett rcicbc for tint place nod geb il Arnold rcnd» the nir nod ptto it too Economic Debiting Section oegnnUed. Normal. Jan. ’ »8.—Out of three preliminary oratorical contests in which the majority of the participants were members of the class of '9S. two are won by Juniors. H. K. Bassett wins the school section contest and (»co. Arnold the Pheonix. But not only in oratory does take the lead. The faculty recognize their talent as debaters, and have organized a special section of rhetorical for them, which is devoted to debate. The lucky members, also, escape Friday afternoon exercises. But after hearing Mr. Jones talk free silver and Mr. Arps debate on both sides of a question at once, there is no doubt that the plan is a success and the faculty did not make a mistake.MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. Where it the Junior Prrtidrnt ?- No trxu of him an bt found. Normal, Jan. 98. The Junior President is missing. When last seen lie was entertaining fourteen girls in the ladies' study. The police have been notified, and a large reward offered for his safe return. Foul play is suspected. I.atkk. A telegram from Oconto Falls states that Mr. Arnold is in that city in his right mind and still talking. As he intends to remain there for some time is will be necessary for the Juniors to elect a new president. IS ARNOLD IN IT? Suddm dlupfoniM of Junior fmidoot milo a Knution. Normal. Jan. '98. The wildest excitement prevails at the Normal. The unexpected withdrawal of Mr. Arnold, winner of the Phoenix Oratorical Contest, leads to serious entanglement. A special session of the oratorical society has been called by the president. The house is immediately divided on party lines. Kinging speeches made by the leaders on both sides arc applauded by their constituents. • Crowds of excited spectators throng the corridors. Jones and Schubert claim with fiery eloquence that Arnold is still in school although having left. The leaders of Lyceum in the name of justice and precedent declare he is out. Regular business is suspended. It is hoped the matter will soon come to a vote, as anything unusual is foreign to the spirit of this institution and stirs up feelings that may interfere with the customary half-dead attitude of the students. AN UP-TO-DATE MOVE. Womin’i Suffrage g li x boom Mbs Bridgmsn becomes president. Normal, Reb. '08.—An important meeting was held in the Grammar Room to-day. Its results may change the whole current of popular sentiment and overturn the political systems of the day. When the influential members of the Junior class convene, business far-reaching in its effects and of interest to the whole world is transacted. This time the purpose was to elect a new president to till the vacancy left bv the resignation of the Hon. (I. T. Arnold. Contrary to all precedent this original class elected Miss Carlotta Bridgman. This departure in school politics is doubtless due to the progressive spirit of the Junior girl. She is not a "new woman" or a“blo m.-r ;iri." yet she believes in woman’s rights in so far as they pertain to the ability to govern, and the superiority of woman over man. She is sure of her ability, and when it came to a debate section of rhetorical she was there and held her own in many a wordy contest with the men of '•» . Miss Bridgman, the newly elected president, is perha| s the most able and cultured of the young women of the class. She assumes the duties of her new office with the ease and confidence of a queen, l orn to wield the sceptre on the throne of kings. 1JUNIORS ARE HUSTLERS. Great mponubilitin xnumtd—Bickrn of every «ottrprire-Thc lift of the xbooL Normal. '98. Never since the school began has the Junior classof the Oshkosh Normal been considered equal to the publication of the "Quiver." Hut this year the brains, the experience, the executive ability, were all in this class. Who else could be trusted with such a responsibility ? Hut this is not all. The capacity of the Juniors for work seems unlimited. Not satisfied with publishing the book of the year, they plan a debate. Scorning to challenge a Freshman class, as their predecessors have done, they search for "focman worthy of their steel." and hope to find one in the Junior class of the Stevens Point Normal. The three contestants chosen arc of the strongest. The leader is a youth of great ability. As a talker he ranks next to his ideal, William Jennings Hryan. As a reformer of evils, real ami imaginary, he is untiring. Whatever arises, be it war on the Spaniards or the barber, he is ready to tight. A patriotic citizen, a trusted leader, an honored Junior, he modestly signs his name John I.. Jones. In this as in all other enterprises the young women have a part. The intense earnestness and unusual ability of Grace Sabean makes her successful. Of James E. Hailey little need be said, one has but to view his stately form as he majes- ticallv marches down the hall to sec in him a man whose soul is above trifles. Such men arc great. The result of this debate will be watched with interest by all the school. As we go to press a great reception is being held. The social event of the season is always the Junior reception, but the one this year eclipses all former efforts. The Normal four hundred are all present. The decorations arc elaborate, unique, and pleasing. The costumes of the ladies arc elegant and beautiful. That of Miss Halsey, chairman of the entertainment committee, is especially distingue. It consists of creme dc organdorum over gold la silkibus with tineavus laceus. Diamonds are the only ornaments. Mr. Green is in full dress with low cut vest and beautiful raven locks curled in the latest mode. The reception this year is especially interesting because of the fame of VW. So much has been written and said regarding them that it is unnecessary to repeat all their achievements. They have been the life of the school during the past year. Nothing was a success without a Junior in it. What would the Shakespearian plav have been without the bluster of our (Iratiano. the wit of our Launcelot, and the paint of Sauerlierring ? The Browning club, the most cultured organization in the school, is presided over by a Junior. L. E. Brown. Although most learned in literary lines he is 42also one of our bravest patriots and courageously orders up the flaf at the risk of getting fired (at) whenever opportunity offers. If his patriotism don't all "evaporate in bunting" he may yet win greater honors in the Spanish war. In the field of athletics they have been most active. Senn, Green. Schneider. Jones and Athearn have done a "rushing" business in the football "line." while in base ball Coffin, Brunette and Green arc right "on deck." and in the track team Arps. Athearn. Coffin. Green and Senn. arc always to the front. When George Arthur Henry Senn takes hold of anything it goes. Watch him rush the football through the line. Kvcn the Senior class called upon some of them to help write their play and asked others for ten cents to pay for the refreshments at the banquet they gave. When history turns to the page of '98 it will record in choicest language and with golden pen the names and deeds of the class of ’W.GEORGE T. ARNOLD. OUR WAYWARD PRESIDENT. A KEY in the year, the class of elected as its president, Mr. George Arnold. We have heard it rumored, but repel it as a base insinuation, that the reason he was elected to this office was the fear that in no other way would we be able to keep him from doing all the talking at our class meetings. The choice was never regretted, and although his rule was as effectual asSjwaker Reed’s it was as mild as the Oucen of Kngland’s. Hut one sad day there came a message telling him that a man with his executive ability was wanted to wield the rod in a distant part of the state. He yielded to the call and departed. Mr. Arnold says his school contains many specimens of that class to which no law of Psychology applies. Either his genial temperament or the personal magnetism of a charming assistant causes calmness and patience to reign from nine o’clock in the morning until four in the afternoon. But the rumor is afloat that after the last named hour has Struck,’’The professor hies himself away to a distant valley where immense reptiles abound, and it is here where the day’s accumulation of wrath and longing for revenge bursts forth and results in the slaughter of scores of the region’s pests pine snakes. And as the morning of another school day dawns it finds Mr. Arnold (resolved in purpose ami calm in spirit, ready to begin another day with a clear conscience.”) 44WILLIS . SWITZtn. CLASS OF 1900. OFFICERS. Willis K. Switzkk, President. Benj. I.kith. Vicc-Piriidcat. Nellie O’Keepe. Secretary. Jas. W. I NOLI . Trc« urer. MOTTO. Rewind, not Onfttna. COLORS Kei and White. tell. Hi! Hi! Ho! Him! Blkmkxtariks Make Things Come.Class of 1900. IN the growth of most ckisses the inevitable stages of all development arc not escaped—verdancy, florescence, fructescense, maturation : but the unanimous testimony of one hundred nine men and women whose veracity is not to be questioned, is to the effect, that there is no recollection of the verdant stage. The splendor of our blossoming has obliterated all traces of such a stage and illumines the intricate paths of knowledge with its radiance. Utilizing our first year's acquisition, vocabularies, grammar and analysis, we have treated our instructors with choice bits of composition which the world must wait to enjoy—possibly never will enjoy. All grades in the Model departments are monuments of our superior instruction. Our pupils have the key to our success, and we hope soon to see them occupying, with as great a degree of honor, the places we now hold. We improve every opportunity the school affords for mental, moral and physical development. Wc have prizewinners in the German Club and in the literary societies. The administration of the Glee Club is almost entirely ours. The Christian Societies have chosen from our class their presidents and their delegates. The success of the base ball team is dependent on the curves of our pitcher, and the tennis court would lie quiet but for our rackets. Could we all continue through the succeeding stages, and when matured in mind enter together the fields of labor that are awaiting us. what a mark we should make ! What a revolution in the present methods of instruction we should create ! What a source of pride to our Alma Mater! Standing on the threshold of a new century we should Ik- the bearers of good tidings and the heralds of a glorious future. t7A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. ♦ Wc lire Specials at the Normal, Anil wc never had a formal Recognition of our proper place and sphere. So we send communication To this Junior publication Just to let good people know that we are brie. We are modest and retiring, We have never been aspiring. And we pay tuition weekly since wc must : But we claim n special glory And have come to tell our story. So we ask you please to bear it and be just. Our course it is eclectic. Some of us are dialectic. So we specialize in Latir or in Dutch: Some of us if nut linguistic Show n taste for the artistic. But we never take to pedagogy much. Some of us arc scientific. And with energy terrific Break fine glassware in the I.ab. ten hours a week: Some excel in mathematics. Or in music, or athletics. But ••professionals” are never what we seek. To four classes we are loyal. For our patronage is royal. And our Special cause for thnnklulncss is this.— We've no grinds for air Scnioric. Egotism Sophomoric, Or the ignorance of Freshmen minus bliss. Now und then we have vexations. But wc have no strained relations With inspector or with critic teachers kiorl: No class-meetings ever bore us. No regents loom before us. And no practice-teaching makes our life a grind. Still we have one cause lor grieving. Fast all power of relieving. And commencement week our happiness it nips : But the regents they have said it. In the catalogue we read it.— Wc can never bnve certificate or dips. I.ong lire Oshkosh! We adore ber. Every Special bows before her. Though wc never claim ber sheepskins os our due. Wc may rnisc no great commotion. Yet in service and devotion Wc arc specially and permanently true. 48CLASS OF 1901. ♦ ornccR . David K. Ai.len. I’reaidcnt. Gkkyxgdk Mokoan. Secretary. Stephen Allen. Treasurer. cocoa . White ash Light Blue. YtlL Who arc ! Who arc 1 Who arc wc! We arc Frcahman. don't you ce. Are we Freshman ? Well I gucaa. Oahkoah Normal. Ye : Yea! Yea!The Class of 1901. AT the beginning of the present school year, the would-be pedagogue gathered from the far and near places of our good Badger state. When grave Seniors greeted each other with wise hand-shakes ; when the sarcastic faces of the Juniors first appeared on the stairways; when the buzzing groups of Second Years were seen in the corridors, there tumbled up the main stairway the persons who arc to comprise the class of 1901 — the young men and young women who are to begin their chosen occupation in the first year of the grand twentieth century. Never, in the history of the school, has a class made such progress, such wholesome growth, as the class of 1901. of whose number Mr. Lunz and Miss McCready are bright and shining examples. Why this great increase in physical and mental ability? It is not wholly due to the instruction received, the nflucnce brought to bear upon the class, or the plentiful board furnished, although it must be aomitted that these are important factors. But it is the class itself. A glance down the class reveals the secret of its success. First we have our Church a stately structure—and what class could go astray when under the guidance of such an institution ! On the physical sides, we have our Corbett and Dempsey to defend us, a Brick to throw in case of an invasion, and a Foote to assist along any persons who persist in disturbing our peace. Our reserve in all trouble is our Kicker. We also had a Stopper, but he was called to preserve peace in the Second Year class. Our Cooley forsook us when cold weather came, but a Savage has come to live with us for the year. Whatever do we live on ? We have an excellent Cook, two or three Millers and a Town to go to for provisions. Two members have distinguished themselves as lawyers, while our leading politicians are Lowe and McKenna. Our class is represented in the orchestra, the glee club, basket-ball, football and base ball nines. We have the crack bicvclest. two of the fastest runners, and a very capaplc Barker, besides a theatre manager and an artist. Thus equipped we journey on, "To fresh woods and pastures new." Our boys arc fast becoming so gallant as to raise their hats to the ladies without dropping them ; their hair is assuming a glossier hue, and their collars are growing in height one-fourth of an inch at a time. The girls are becoming straighter, but whether this is due to gymnastics or to viewing the cranes in the study has not been solved. But we shall climb the broad stairway that leads to the window, knowing that if we fall, we have a Plummer, several Smiths and Kanes at our service ready to assist without Price. We will be Keene in the Footc-Kace, nor look back or Waite, but keep up our Pride, Carrols, and occasionally Hoot-on. hoping in some not far away day, to be able “to teach the youthful minds how to shoot.' 61Grammar 'Room Graduating Exercises. ♦ Impmonatiooi from “ Solooun Croiv'i ChriMmu Poclcrti," “ Tbt Frty'i Christmas Party” and "Sonny's Diplooii." I. .t. 4. a. "Is yo’ shore vo’ aint afraid to trus’ me vvid all dese pockets, lady ? “Down the center!” "Yes sir, that there’s Sonny’s diplomy.” “He tooken that from her side o’ the house." "i’ut that basket down !" Grammar T oom Graduating Exercises. ♦ Extract from “ The Frey’ Cbrotma Party ” and “Aunt Delphi's Dilemma.” 1. "Mv nicklc buyed the ice. You drink some water, won't you. Mr. Professor?" 2. "My mind’s made uj how fur down a step-mammy’s duties conderscend. 3. "Ax me where I don’ trapped dese heah fo’ black rabbits!” 4. “H'lixy never tcllcd a thing-! Moinsev said dinner herself!GRAMMAR DEPARTMENT QUARTETTE. GEORGE O. CONLEE. C. KEYES MOCUItOT. 1. ROY OZANNC. ALBERT B. HOUGHTONClass of '75. WHAT was once young and pleasing principally for its youth passes on in time to become part of a great whole, not entirely uninteresting perhaps, but so like all the rest that it excites little thought or comment : but if it persists long enough it again reaches a period, when, for its verv age it becomes an object of veneration. Such must be the case with the class of '75 which has never been of special interest to any class except itself until the class of 99 came into prominence and power, when, lo ! this latest class discovered that it hail a tender regard for the first class and wished to immortalize it. by giving it a place in the school annual, and since the class of '75 is pursuing its wonted wav without any flash of powder or flourish of arms, it must have its place in the “public eye" because of its antiquity. One would think that to call it out at the close of its first quarter century would have been quite soon enough, but in this age of rapid transit, snap shots and the young school teacher, one cannot tell just what to expect. The names of this class can be culled from any catalogue of the school, but. lest, in vour hours of idleness you may not feel disposed to “look up references,” it may be well to set them down in order, not in order of age. for that might reveal too much, but in that impartial method offered bv the alphabet, and then he who stands last, may not blame the author of this article for it, but must chide his mother for choosing the man she did. Following this plan John F. Burke must stand at the head seconded by Harriet E. Clark. Then traveling down the list you will find William M. Graham who is followed by Margaret Hosford. Jumping in the alphabet again you will come upon Mary J. Knisclv and soon thereafter PM ward McEoughlin, and then sweeping down the list you will discover Kachacl L. Sutton, while very close to the foot stands Emily F. Webster. If the class of 99 with its superior advantages in language and history will carefully axamine the list, it will note that the British Isles probably furnished this interesting class with ancestors. What did the members of this class do after graduating ? Did as they agreed to, and so went out and taught in the schools of Wisconsin and three of them to-day are still intent upon discharging the debt incurred in the early seventies, when they took a course in the Oshkosh Normal at the state's expense, and so they are teaching still, though a recent graduate evidently thinks the term of session very long : for when one of the trio remarked that her first teaching was done in a district school, the sweet, blushing beginner asked slyly: "Did you say you taught the first district school ?" Men are seldom so constant as women and so the brothers of the class followed wandering lights, and two, Burke and Graham, are now trying to get justice for their fellow men. and for this laudable sacrifice of self, Mr. Graham’s fellow citizens have made him judge. 68The remaining brother thought that to lie a healer of men's bodies was the highest and holiest mission and insured a reward of kind words and tender regard for which his soul thirsted. So he took a medical course and then plodded his weary wav over country roads at dead of night and in the gloom of stormy weather. Comforted in some measure by the gratitude of ailing women and sick children : but the return failed in some mysterious way to meet the yearning in the doctor's heart and he turned him once more to the thankless task of teaching and to-day his name appears upon the pay roll with the great army of teachers in the "Windy City.” You ask what honors have come to the class. Its original honor was so great, that of being the tirst class of the Oshkosh Normal, that it has scarcely felt the need of others, and has asked nothing from the state since that hour, but all have found places of honor and profit, and now rank among the respectable citizens of the commonwealth. None have been supported at the state's expense in either hospital or prison, so great is the supporting power of an education. As for the incidents that have happened to this double quartette, they are such as usually happen to well conducted people. Some of them have married and some have been abroad. The doctor only has indulged in both these incidents and the brother whose name heads this list has partaken of neither, but as he is just in life's prime, it would lx- very unwise to predict that he will fill a bachelor’s grave. Mary Kniscly did not teach after graduation, but made a home for her aged parents as long as she was permitted this privilege, and she is still the home-maker and the home-keeper for any who need such comfort at her hands. Rachael Sutton continued faithful to her matriculation vow and taught on much beyond the required time, but one day a member of the clergy found her out. and there was no further quiet for her until she had given up her name and high calling. The three still in the ranks are happy bachelor-maids, finding their chief enjoyment, as well as incidents, in athletic sports—principally wheeling. 69CLASS OF 75. MOTTO: "Gt du dtotrto vnu met a. John F. Burke William M. Graham Edward McLaughlin Harriet E. Clark Margaret Hoslord Mary J. Knisely Rachel L. Sutton (Mrs. Young) Emily F. Webster“Simus p ires negotiis neque supra." CI»uof76.............. • 3 Claw of 78. "Integra mens sancta possessio." " .eve fit quoit hene fcrtur." Clau of 79...................................... 6 “ Vis countu crescit.” Clau of 80.............................................6 ".Yulia (ties sine tinea." Clan of 81............................................5 "Disci! (turn docet." Cla» of 82.......................................6 "Plus ultra." Claw, of 83...............................................9 • Virtus actione constat." Clau of 84...........................................6 “Nulla vestigia rctrorsum." Clau of 85....................................... 9 "Esse quant videri." Clau of 86...........................................5 "Opus perfectutn lumen incept urn." Clau of 87......................................... 9 Claw, of 88 . I ana. persuasio sine actione." "Constautia omnia vincit." Clau of 9........................................1 “ I cutura actus a urea.' Clau of 90.. "Palma non sine pulvere." Clau of 91.................................... • Clau of 92.. “Laetitia per amicitia." .14 " Procterita ventura lust rant." Clau of 93.. Doctrina mitts civ it is." Class of 9 ...........................................19 “ Per augnsta, ad august a." CU»» of 'OS...........................................33 "Following Truth." Class of '96..........................................42 • Worh wins." Class of '97..........................................SO ELEMENTARY. Class of ’75...........................................8 Class of '76....................................... ..11 Class of -77...........................................9 CIih of '78...........................................17 Class of -79......................................._..10 Class of ‘80........................................ 20 Class of '81..........................................IS Class of '82...........................................6 Class of '83...........................................2 Class of '84..........................................17 Class of "85..........................................14 Class of '86..........................................14 Class of '87..........................................17 Class of '88...........................................9 Class of '89......................................... 4 Class of "90..........................................13 Class of " l..........................................24 Class of '92..........................................18 Class of '93..........................................22 Class of -94..........................................28 Class of '95......................................-...22 Class of ■ ..........................................47 Class of 07..........................................-SO Noth—No graduate from this course is listed If suW-qucntly graduated from the Advanced Course. 61THE ALUMNI TWO hundred seventy graduates from the full course and three hundred ninety-one from the elementary make a grand total of six hundred and sixty-one who have gone out with the stamp of the Oshkosh Normal upon them. What this stamp means and how it is regarded by the people, is shown by the increasing number of persons seeking to secure it. A dozen years ago the graduating class was not represented as now. bv two of their members on commencement day. but the whole class, ten or twelve strong, came forward and discussed profound question-., educational and otherwise. •‘Hut we have changed all that.” Fifty or sixty orations, such as we conld deliver if we would, would overwhelm any ordinary audience and require another Joshua to say. "Sun, stand thou still." That ideal state in which the number of member of men shall exactly equal that of the woman has not l een reached by any school in the state, but the Oshkosh school is nearer the goal than any other. We never boast ; we consider boasting unbecoming, but truth compels us to say that, in proportion to the number enrolled, a larger number of counties and states is represented here than in any other Normal school in the state. Eighty-nine of our alumni are working in twenty-one states and territories, in Canada, and in the Sandwich Islands. Hut this number, though spread over so large a portion of the earth’s surface, is small in comparison to the number still at work in Wisconsin. So we need not fear that we are educating teachers for the world at large, while our own state is in need of their services. Many of the alumni, after discontinuing the work of teaching, show their interest by serving as school officers. Others send their children to this school, thus multiplying the ties which bind them to their Alma Mater. We rejoice in the public spirit shown by graduates and undergraduates both in the school and in the state-Tlicir intlucncc is on the side of improved facilities and advancement on all educational lines. Hut we have crowed enough. We will now fold our wings and maintain a modest and respectful silence for a whole year. 62I CMAS. J. LUNAK Pint plan in Oratorical Content. MARY K. CALLAHAN Sffoaii plan la Oratorical Coat til.8. MACK DIIESCEN,..ii t.«io..H.i .. .iiof.t.o-The Oratorical Association TIIK interest in oratorical work has been growing steadily since the organisation of the local association in 1S‘»5. This year it is conceded that the work done by the students in general has been better than ever before. It remains for future classes to better the work and increase the enthusiasm. As usual there were three preliminary contests, and one final in which Chas. Lunak from the Lyceum. Mary K. Callahan front the Phoenix and Leone Spoor from the school section won respectively, first, second and third places. As winner of second place at the State Inter-Normal contest at Platteville. Mr. Lunak went as alternate to the Inter-State contest. Whether or not he has won honors, everyone who has entered the contest has felt fully repaid Oratorical work is an indispensable element in the true student’s life. No one realizes how much benetit is to be derived until he has gone through the tread-mill himself. In acquiring ability for research, power to think logically, efficiency in looking at two sides of a question, and in expressing thoughts and deep convictions concisely, clearly and forcibly, in developing new fields of thought, it goes hand in hand with debating. Although to a certain extent it requires ripened and matured thought, it reciprocally ripens and matures thought. A man’s degree of intelligence is limited bv his vocabulary and mode of expression. A thought, dimly before the mind, does not l ccomc distinctly manifest to one’s self until framed into words. Likewise, the more plainly and concisely that thought is expressed, the clearer and more unconfused is the condition of the mind. Anything that aids the power to think clearly and express that thought well, adds so much to the intelligence. What can be a better means to this end. than the discriminating study of good literature and practice in expressing original thought in oratorical contests. 06Oshkosh Child Study Society. 8uht. Boil T. Davis. President. Di. K. D. Siikkman. Vice-President. Pnor. B. Mack Dmkhoix. Secretary and Treasurer. Miss Hki.kn Reynolds. Corresponding Secretary. WHATEVER either the Oshkosh Normal or the Oshkosh Public Schools undertake is bound to be a success, but when these two unite on anything, look out for the magnificence of success. On March 3 of the present year, the faculties of these two educational forces and a number of students of the Normal got together and organized the Child Study Society. In less than two weeks it was the largest society of its kind in the state, and it is still growing. The society affiliated itself with the State Child Study Society, and purposes to work actively along the lines laid down bv the State Society. In the short time since our organization we have had the privilege of listening to the following papers : Child Study from tbr Mother’s Standpoint, • Mr . G. A. BuekiuH Child Study from thr Physician’ Standpoint. - Dr. L. P. Allen and W. A. Gordon Child Study from the Piycholofical Standpoint. Dr. F. D. Sherman This is only a taste of the feast for soul and mind in store for those who will lx- fortunate and far-sighted enough to join the society for the next year. The study of children is no longer a fad. but is rapidly becoming a science, anti it behoove teachers to know all they can about it. if they would make a grand success of their chosen profession. 67 ■"1MOJ M 1IIK3IB SCOA -O NMOf M 0»V aivaso HsoxHsO'MjivMiiiHM jo suinnimInter-Society 'Debate League. THE two literary societies, the Lyceum and Phoenix, organized a league for the purpose of promoting the interests of debating. This league dates back to 1894. and since then a spirit of friendly rivalry has existed between the two societies, each being desirous of possessing the bust of Lincoln, the trophy offered by the members of the faculty. The bust is highly prized by the members of the society in whose hall it occupies the most prominent place. Great interest is taken in the debates, for each society is desirous of holding the bust as a material significance of its labor and worth. As a rule there are many aspirants for a position on the debating team, it being an honor which indicates the trust and faith the society has in its members, to be elected as one of the three who are to represent the strength of the society. The debate is held at the close of the school year, one evening of commencement week being devoted to it. The debate is one of the features of that week. The first contest, held in 1894. resulted in a victory for the Phoenix. The Lyceum during the following two years was greatly strengthened by high school graduates, and in 1896, the time of the second contest, the bust went to the Lyceum. In 18 17 a petition was sent to the faculty, asking that, instead of an oratorical contest a debate be held. This being granted, the debate held that year was won by the Phoenix. The question this year is : “Resolved, that Congress take immediate steps for the withdrawal of all legal tender notes.” The debating team for the Lyceum is as follows: Mr. McArdle ’98. Mr. Penoycr '98. Miss Houghton '99. The following comprise the Phoenix team and support the negative of the question : Mr. Schubert "99, Mr. Murphy '98, Miss Callahan ’ 18. 60OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN STEVEN3 POlNT-OSMKOSM DEBATEThe Junior Economic Debating Section. WITHOUT motto, colors or yell, the debating section started when the year was half over, but what matters it ? There have been discussions so hot that one almost got scorched if he didn't light lire with lire. Even such weighty questions as the "Free Coinage of Silver at the ratio of 1 to 1" have taken up the attention of its members. Mr. Jones pleaded so tenderly for the debtor that everyone felt like crying, but when Mr. Bridgman asserted so triumphantly, and produced figures and facts to prove that such a thing as the affirmative proposed was possible only in theory, and when put into practice had always failed, one hardly knew which side to favor. Nor were all the discussions left for the young men. The voung women proved that they could hold their own. As for repartee ask any member how they succeeded there. Surely all who were so fortunate as to be included in the twenty-four debaters, have profited by the work. At least one has earned the title of "Silver Tongued Orator." True some have only learned "the A. B. C. of debating." (For definition apply to Prof. Clow, i It is certain there is always a chance for advancement when a good start has been made. There may be more to learn, but if the many have had something to say on all the questions debated socialism, trust. South Carolina Dispensary System, and the rest—and have learned to say that something in a clearer, more concise and more emphatic way than l efore. may it not be said that the debating section was in vain. 71Y. M. a A, Wain K. Switzer, President. Hakkv K. Bassett, Vice-President. Aktiii k PaI'LSOX, Secretary. L. E. Brown, Corresponding Secretary. Wm. Ursxlk. Treasurer. IT is not meet for a Christian to shout his goodness from church steeples nor housc-toiis. Neither is it just the thing for a Christian society to boast of its powers, nor give its pedigree to substantiate its worth. However, our annual would be incomplete did it not contain its page devoted to our Young Men's Christian Association. But what shall be said? Many things rush to the mind. We cannot say them all. Hence, what will be of interest to the reader, and at the same time, eventually count most for the glory of the Master, is the question. The members of the Y. M. C. A. have worked more faithfully this year than ever before, and with more apparent success. They have had the co-operation of the entire faculty, the sympathy and best wishes of all; and at this, the close of another school year, we turn our grateful faces to the Almighty, thanking him for being allowed to lie working members of the Normal Y. M. C. A. As students we realize the value of growing intellectuality, but we also realize in part the immeasurable value of growing spiritually, and of an education gained by working with Christian young men. in trying to better those with whom we come in contact. We have learned to live less for self and more for others. We have been taught a more genuine love for God and man. and we know it will teach all new students in a like manner, if they will but become members of our association and work with us. 72Lyceum. Ci.axa L. Bi.akklv. President. V. K. Pkushkk. Vice-Pre»ident. Hkvsik SKDCWICK, Secretary. Wixkifrbd Titrs. Treasurer. PARALLEL and coexistent with the history of the school is that of the Lyceum society. Born in the early years of the institution it has flourished and spread its influence about the school until to-day its members comprise one-fourth of the student body. Founded and fostered on principles of equality and progress, both sexes have enjoyed its privileges and opportunities from the first. Organizations are no loftier nor nobler in their achievements than are the individuals comprising them. This the Lyceum has recognized in its motto, “We shape our own destiny,” and that it has been lived up to can lie illustrated in no better way than through the work of its members. In oratory the Lyceum representatives stand foremost. Three times in as manv years have members of the Lyceum gone outside the state to participate in the doings of the Inter-State League, comprising Missouri, Kansas, Iowa. Illinois and Wisconsin. The only Wisconsin orator who has won first place in the Inter-State league was a member of the Lyceum. In the home contest there were more representatives from the Lyceum than from either of the other sections. Besides, the executive ability of its members is shown in the fact that from their number this year were chosen the secretary of the state league, the delegate to the business meeting of the Inter-State League, and the secretary and treasurer of the local association. In the field of debate, too, our members have won honorable distinction, both in the debate with Whitewater and that of Stevens Point. Nor arc these the only fields in which the thorough work done by this society has told. Six out of the eight students who have edited and published the Normal Advanet come from this organization. Thus the most casual reader can see that the luster shed upon the school by our members in - )S has kept up the record of the old Lyceum for good, honest, elevating, and thorough work. The debates upon up-to-date social, economic, and kindred subjects, with declamatory contests, mock trials, lectures, and dramas, have given the work a vital worth that cannot be priced. This, coupled with the refinement of the best efforts of the elocutionist, and the tUlt of the musical talent of the city, make society membership most desirable. To those coming here for the first time we extend a cordial invitation to become one of us. where equality and privilege are the rights of all. 74Phoenix Ciiahlks L. Gotham. Prc idcnt. Gkokc.k A. H. Sinn. Vice-President. Likina D. Kick. Secretary. Kaymoxd W. Gkkknk. Treasurer. THE Phoenix of 98 needs no enconium here. Suffice it is to say that the steady growth, the earnest work and loyalty of its members always so characteristic of this society was never more noticeable than at the present time. But with a history so interesting as is that of this organization a bit of the story of its life may not be amiss. Phoenix-like it arose from the ruins of a Protarcan debating club, and br a fixed purpose, supported by strict attention to business, it has attained its present high standing as a literary society. Its growth was slow at first and during the early stages of its career met with many reverses, but all obstacles were overcome in time, and to-day it stands the far-famed ••Phoenix" whose evolution is no less wonderful than the fabled birth of Minerva from the head of Jove. During that evolution many and profitable changes have been wrought, that have greatly improved the quality of the work. Woman's rights were at first not recognized, but the gentlemen soon learned that if the society was to stand for “Culture, not-Show" there must lie the co-operation of the gentler sex. The ladies now enter into the work with much enthusiasm and rank high among our representatives in declamation, oratory and debate. The work of the present year is credited by former students as being far superior to any that has been done in the past. Social, economic, scientific and philosophic questions arc debated from time to time, while recitations, declamations and impromptu talks furnish variety to the work and interest to the programs. Music is also a prominent feature of the work. The society orchestra under the management of Mr. Schultz, has done much to make the meetings pleasant and profitable for all who attend. It need not be stated that this work has been profitable—a worthy adjunct to our regular school work. Two-thirds of the representatives of our school in the Inter-Normal debates this year are members of this society; it has twice had its members in the Inter-Normal Oratorical contest, and the presence of Lincoln's bust in our hall is silent evidence of victories won at home. In brief, the close of '98 finds the Phoenix in the zenith of its success, in the record of its achievements it stands like that fabulous bird without a mate, modest but ambitious, and ever adhering to the principle that literary society work should be for "Culture, not Show. ’ 76NORMAL ADVANCE STAFFBOARO or OIRCCTORS. Senior . I.konk 8pooh J. W. Calxax Joiiaxxaii G. lUium KoMBT II. tftoWXKM Junior . Otto T. iHiVD H. K IU..rrT Daw B. CLHAn Stcoml Year . MmiiCixtmtoa L»ITH Pint Year. J. D. n»vro Tii staff. Bdltorlo-ChM—St. W McAabLB Aulttant Editor—I- It. ll ow Sodttle —M. II Po«tu to field—Cayiikmink 8T Mot'll Btehaojcta—NlAUOl lltA'OHTOX Oatheld— Maiiik Cai.aMAK IlnflMH MiUNA-J, II I.IXHKMMAX Auftaot Manager—KoY Cll»»x THE NORMAL ADVANCE. HIS is a monthly magazine devoted to the interests of the Oshkosh Normal. The first number appeared in October, 1804, and was the pioneer of Normal School journalism in Wisconsin. During the first three years-of its existence Thk Advaxck was carried on by the faculty, and issued bi-monthly. Miss Henderson being the chief editor. In the fall of 180“ the present plan of management was inaugurated. There is a board of directors consisting of representatives of the four classes of the school, each class electing its own members. The board elects an editor-in-chief and a business manager; these appoint their assistants subject to confirmation by the board. When the students took control they made Thk Advaxck a monthly and changed it to its present form, raising the subscription price from 50 cents to $1.00, with a discount of 25 cents for cash in advance. 77r BROWNING CLUB.Br wning Club. Lkasoo E. Brown, President. Jkanmk Hakkixgvox. Secretary. EARLY in the fall quarter, this club was organized and its membership limited to fifteen, not including honorary members from the Faculty. The limit of membership was reached immediately upon organization. The members soon became conscious that they were not possessed of sufficient talent to do Browning justice and consequently began at once to do him injustice. They declared the poet’s form not what it should be, his rhyme clumsy and ill-managed, his poems not suited for declamation, and his dramas suited neither for action nor distraction. They ransacked the libraries, they wrote to the publishers, they procured encyclopaedias and hand-books; but to no avail, their weekly theme was still obscurity. Miss Rise said she considered “The Pied Piper” Browning's masterpiece, and Mr. Echo replied, "Oh. certainly, •The Pied Piper' is Browning's masterpiece." "Yes, yes,” came from Miss Sidelight, and Mr. Roundall added, "Of course." “But,” spoke up little Miss Putin, “ ‘Evelyn Hope is certainly very beautiful it is so exquisite, you know, and being so easy, can l e used to cultivate a taste for Browning." At this, the modest president took courage and dared to express his opinion that "Caliban upon Setebos" and "Numpholeptos” might be used and recommended for light reading. All members of the club either agreed or disagreed and thus the matter was settled. In April, the club gave a Browning program, which brought the members into great prominence as expounders of Browning. Within twenty-four hours, seventeen calls were received by the members to go out as lecturers, upon the subject of Browning’s obscurity. The program was such a success, so truly characteristic of Browning—for no one understood it. Yet the members found some passages which they could partly comprehend and a few which they consider really beautiful. "All good thing are our . Nor soul help. Ilc lt more now. Than lle h help »oul." "Imperfection mean perfection hid. Kc»ervcd. in part, to grace the aftertime :" "On earth the broken ark . In heaven a perfect round." "God- in hi heaven. All’ right with the world !” "My own hope ia. a »un will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched: That after Last. return the First. Though a wide com pa round be fetched That what began beat, can’t end wor t. Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst." 70Der deutschc Club. Der dcutschc Vcrcin bictct Gclcgcnheit zur Ubung dcr Sprachc in dcr Conversation. dcr Deklamation, der Dcbatte, in Geschaftsverhandlungen und in jeder andcicn Form die in einem literarischen Vcrcin geubt wird. Die Mitglieder benutzen die Gclcgcnhcit nacb Kraften und sparen kcinc Muhc sich in jeder Wcise xu vervollkommnen. In Krinnerung dcr Worte des Dichters : "Ctunc vcr chont dan beben Gctane erfreut da» Herz. Ihn hat un» Gott Kejfeben Zu lindern j«dcn Sehmerz." erschallen wohllautendc Stimmen durch die Kaumc in Abwechslung mit den Tonen der vcrschicdcnsten Instrutnental-musik. Sclbst Thalia hat jungst dort ihren Kinzug gehalten und vcrspricht (lutes zu leisten. The Geographical Round Table. V. K. Mitchell. President. J. D. Daxeokyh. V«ce-Prc»ident. Hambaka C. Bach. Secretary. The Geographical Round Tabic was organized in the fall of 18 7. Its aim is to afford its members a better opportunity for knowledge in this branch of study. The membership of the organization is about thirty. It meets bi-weekly in the Geography Room. Here papers on various subjects pertaining to Geography are read and freely discussed by the members present.The Travelers, "Should auld acquaintance he forgot ? ’ Is it possible that the time will ever come when this bright school life of ours will come to each one of us to seem but part of an early vision ? Classmate, you with whom I exchange a farewell handshake.—you who have been my chosen friend, a David to my Jonathan,—can it Ik that our friendship will fade to a mere memory? I)o you remember our first meeting.—an accidental choice of the same boarding-house, and our own choice of each other as room-mates? Yours, based probably on the fact that I was quiet and easy-going, mine on account of your bright spirits and merry wavs. How comfortably we rubbed along for weeks—living side by side—never quarreling, strangely enough, our disputes came with our broadened friendship, which they seemed to strengthen and make more broad. Tonight our paths diverge. Certain it is that our two selves can never again meet on the same old footing. Our characters are not yet fully formed. The years must change us as we goon developing in our diverging callings. Your hand, classmate, solemnly, earnestly. It is “the death of our twin years." " How beautiful,” exclaimed the passer-by as he views the park in front of the Normal building. In truth it is a charming picture. The green grass, so soft and smooth, the sparkling fountain whose dancing drops laugh gaily with the light of the sun in their eyes ; the bright flowers nodding their coquettish heads, to their busy friends, the insects and the birds; above all the beautiful trees, tall and stately, swaying in the gentle breeze, undisturbed by the mischievous squirrels playing hide and seek among their branches. The graceful elm. the sturdy oak, the leafy maple, each lends its own peculiar grace to the scene. It was not ever thus, muses the traveler. We planted some of these very trees. Well do I remember the tree planting days. Those were merry days and we a merry lot, full of jokes and pranks, but ever ready for anything that might perpetuate our memory. There were but a few trees in those days and it really was not a bad idea to remind those who were to come after, that we had been here. How carefully we selected those trees and allowed only experienced hands to plant them. With what anxiety we watched their growth and how careful we were to have them enclosed by protecting wires. They grew wonderfully well although not nearly fast enough to suit us. 81How beautiful they arc now ; truly a joy forever, although the ones who planted them are not here to admire their beauty. They have entered the world and are taking a part in shaping its course. Others have taken our places, others are reaping what we have sown. Like leave on tree the race of man in found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground: Another race the following spring supplies: They fall successive and successive rise. So generations in their course decay. So nourish these, when those have passed away. The singing had begun when the traveler stepped into the spacious auditorium.- He had been greatly puzzled on entering the building as to which way to proceed. There seemed such an extension of halls, and so many stairways he that hardly knew which way to turn. When he arrived at the main stairway, however a look of recognition passed over his face, for this was no strange place. How often had he bounded up those stairs, three at a time. It would not be so easy now, looked rather wide, and a jump of three might prove disastrous. At the head of the stairs he paused again—what did it mean ? He sauntered into the assembly-room, but there changes were apparent. The platform was at the back of the room, the seats faced the other way. There was no broad isle, no boys and girls. Hut the clear tones of a piano struck his car and the sounds of many voices floated toward him : guided thus, he reached the auditorium. Such a company of people! What special exercises could Ik- going on now? “More people than at our commencement exercises." mused the traveler. “Are all of these young people students and all those dignified people on the platform teachers?” It was all so strange that he began to doubt whether or not he was in the right place. Hut when the silver-haired president arose, all doubts vanished. Something of the same feeling of reverence he once felt came over him when in the presence of this man. There was that indescribable something in him which makes everyone unconsciously acknowledge his presence. Father time had dealt gently with him, for. although his hair was gray, and his [face thin, it served only to heighten the dignity of his presence. The fourscore years and ten have not been reached, thought the traveler: but. "We live in deed , not year , in thoughts, not breath : In feeling , not iti figure on a dial. We should count time by heart throb . He most live , who think most, feel the noblest, act the be»t. I.lfe i but a mean unto an end. that end ; Beginning, mean and end : to all thing , tlod." Thus musing, the traveler, casting one last look al out him. left tbc building. He had again drank at the fountain head, and not gone away unrefreshed. 8 HCUPID. Cupid, Cupid, naughty sprite. Laughing thus with all your might. What may now your new joke be? Do be sober and tell it me. •Who would think it. who would guess," Laughed the cupid. "It a mess "Thought I'd try it on the sir On the Normal teacher dry.” "So I shot my arrows neat Watched them go, it was a treat; Never meant a harm you know. Only wondered how they’d go. "Strange things happen, that's a fact. To foresee them all takes tact. So it happened that my fun. Proved to be a most serious pun." 83 One poor man wan wounded tore. It went right to tomeone't core. For the arrow that shot Mack Brought to her what the did lack. One young woman took her flight At the Chriatma . tide to bright. She hat married been quite long. A ture victim of my prong. IF hard telling who'll be next. Since tuch ttorie are my text. Still are other teacher there. Who mo t turely ought to pair. Never inind, my arrow' et. "There are other ," don't forget. If the wedding bell you hear. You'll know cupid't been too near.Reflections of a Biographer. IT must be this recent stir in national affairs and revival of patriotic sentiment that leads all the Seniors when answering a question in regard to their nationality to write after Irish, Dutch, German, French, Spanish or Norwegian, whichever it mav Ik-, the word- American. Irish-American parentage, dwelt on too closely, brings a picture of a rosy-cheeked, bright-eyed maiden from the ‘‘Emerald Isle" wedded to a stern-faced Indian brave with feathers in his cap. There must l e some mistake ; for do not our geographies tell us that the American or Red Men are a brave, warlike tribe, very tall and muscular, with large heads, color ranging from a light tawnv to a deep brown, hair straight and black, lK-ard scanty, face broad, nose long, and mouth large. Yet turning to the Senior pictures these characteristics are to be found, not indeed in one individual, but they are all there—the long nose, the large mouth, the big head although that doesn't always show in the picture. That they are warlike we are certain. Did they not organize a Brigade ? Then some of them enlisted, and they must Ik- brave for they all succeeded in practice work, and boldly met the Juniors on the base ball diamond. One of their number is an exception, however,—he descended from Adam: others do not claim that honor. Another does not know his nationality but we know he is from "over the Rhine." Ami yet. and yet. Oh ! Reader of the Senior History, there is a tree and on the "topmost bough" of this same tree the Senior says he sits. He climbed there easily, he says. A thoughtful biographer with a linn belief in the Darwinian theory, asks you if this ability to scale the swaying branches ot the Senior Tree could have l cen inherited, and begs you in all kindness to the present Senior class, to draw a veil over your conclusions. Another question ruffles the usual calm of the uninteresting singer of other people's praises. The biographer would like to know why so many of the masculine persuasion hope in some far distant future to administer pills to the weak and aid to the dying, and so few aim to lead the wicked into the "narrow path" or wield the birch over the obstreperous youth. Surely these arc noble callings,—do they not teach man how to live ? And yet, our Senior young men will study medicine in the future and help mankind to die. A kind, a sympathetic, a far-seeing biographer did not ask each '9S maiden her age, but still the wrath of the many is upon her and verily her days are disturbed by complaints and her listed answers saucy, for with an honest desire for information and a firm belief in the new woman she asked, "What do you intend to do in the future?" Oh ! Ye of little courage and small knowledge of womankind, take the advice of one who has been there and don't ask a girl that, unless you are an eligible young man with intentions. Some, however, took it in good faith and although admitting that it is an embarrassing question, cheerfully boast of the time when they shall "retire on a pension." 8 1But the Senior young man is modest. He may have won many a debate, presided over a great society or led the grand march, yet he will not tell you of it unless you urge him mightily and promise never to repeat. For this wc commend him,— "And though that he were worthy, lie wa wy». And of hi port a meeke a U a mayde.” As for the young ladies their honors are as many and as great as those of the young men and they arc not afraid to say so either. For this we commend them,— •’Here might they learn whatever men were taught: bet them not fear: some said their head were le»»: Some men' were »mnll: not they the leaat of men : For often tioene compensated »i e.” The tastes of this remarkable class arc as various as their nationality and usually correspond to it. The staid, matter-of-fact German is satisfied with science and slowly and methodically weighs out salts and mixes colorless liquids from day to day to prove that right is right. Our ••Irish Laddie” glories in the bright fields of literature. Chaucer and Shakespeare, with their wit and wisdom strike a sympathetic chord. While the sturdy Scotchman finds pleasure in battling with the knotty problems of mathematics. And the biographer smiles when the energetic, many-sided Yankee writes. “Favorite Study, literature, science, mathematics, music, drawing, pedagogy, human nature.” Surprise and consternation hardly express the feelings of the examiner into the question of what has impressed each member most. One has been deeply impressed with the Law but finds it hard to keep, especially when wheeling. Many have not been impressed at all, although some of the girls in the lower classes have found them impressionable. Psychologists tell us that the brain is at first a blank on which impressions are made through sensations. Can it be that the before-mentioned Seniors lack this most useful function, so that in four years of Normal training nothing has impressed them ? Perhaps it has hardened or is so deeply marked with different lines of thought that the deepest could not be distinguished. Let us hope for the best. Stranger fancies and more perplexing questions than yet have been expressed, trouble the tired brain of the Senior Plutarch, but they are too intricate to record and a weary biographer thoughtfully lavs down her pen. G. W. A. 85GEOLOGY ROOM.SCHOOL SONG. “Tbt Whrtc and Gold.” Cheer. Oshkosh. cheer for the white and ({old. Proudly we honor our color fair; Stainless and bright our banner unfold; Cheer, till the echoes fill the air. Purple i royal and blue i true. Orange and black are renowned and strong; Braver, more beautiful, dearer, too. The white and gold to na belong. Rhfkaix— Cheer. Oshkosh. cheer for the white and gold. Proudly we honor our color fair; Long may their glory in song be told; Cheer. Oshko b. cheer. Backward we turn to the year that are gone. Scanning their page for progress past. Lo 1 they are filled with victories won. Bright with achievement from fir»t to la t. White i» the record our »chool can boa t. Golden her gift to her children all; Loyal and strong i that happy host, Strong to defend her. true to her call. Kbvkaix. Forward we gate to the future year : Gloriou the vi ion our eyes behold; Never a shadow of wrong appears, Darkening the fame of the white and gold. Ours in the present to guard that fame. Higher to lift it and plant it secure; Ours to rejoice in the pride of its claim: Ours to transmit it. unsullied and pure. 88 Kkkmain.The Glee Club. Bxnjamin I.kith. President. Nki.uk Holland, Vice-President. Makv IIaKKK, Secretary. Vincent Hick. Treasurer. Grack Hrward, Pianist. KiCHARD Tl'NMCLIFPK. Pianist. THK Normal (lice Club is a valuable adjunct to the regular work of the school. Organized several years ago, it has grown far beyond the expectations of its originators. The aim of the (llec Club is to inculcate a love for the beautiful and classical in music. In this it supplements the regular work in music, of which the school is justly proud. While the music classes and the chorus practice are of invaluable aid to the pupil in after life, yet too much cannot be said about the good to be derived from work of which the (llee Club is a sample. The Club meets once a week for practice. Only classical music, the works of Hayden. Mozart, and other eminent composers, is taken up. The weekly practice is under the direction of Miss Hcward, who has done much to make the organization what it is. The (llee Club is called upon to furnish music for Commencement Week, and for the general exercises held at various times during the school yeat. During the past year, the chorus has grown greatly in numbers and in volume. Aside from the regular work of the Club there are several smaller choruses, comj»osed of members of the (llec Club, and under the direction of Miss Howard. The Ladies Chorus has furnished music on several occasions. Their rendition of "The Wanderer" was such as to merit the approval of all lovers of classical music. There are also a quartet and a trio which have rendered selections at various times. Hut we must not suppose that the only benefit the Club gives its ineinl ers is along the line of music. There is a social and a business side. The easy freedom which characterizes the meetings gives ample opportunity for "getting acquainted" which is so great a help in student life. After each regular practice a business meeting is held which gives ample opportunity, which, by the way, is rarely taken, for training in parliamentary practice. The Club is planning an excursion to Ik held in "the glorious month of June." to which all look forward with great pleasure. We trust that in the years to come the growth of the Club will be as rapid as it has in the past, and predict a glorious future for the organization. 90 inspector's orncc.NORMAL ORCHESTRA.NORMAL ORCHESTRA. Firtl Violin—K K»T ttCKI'LTl. '(111 llnj, 1.K1TII Second Violin—Gr.uKr.r. H sv Hu«lno»« Mnimurr FfWl-CtMOK Conwf—Ji l.RW Nm man .»•»—AI.OKKT SOII’lltlT • .UK—Mu.n» K• The atmosphere of our school is conducive to the growth of organizations of all kinds —athletic, literary, German, religious. h child-study, and musical, each is represented » by one or more flourishing societies, a Among these the Orchestra occupies no mean position. Though its number is T. limited to few, it gives pleasure to many. .J The very number of itself augurs success to the organization. Under the able leadership of Mr. Schultz and the management of Mr. Senn. it has gained a permanent foot-bold in our school. Among the selections played by the Orchestra is the two-step composed by Henry Fife and dedicated to the class of • w. 03The Juniors boast of strength divine. And what they will do in '99: The Sophs may boast of their pow'r too; The Kreahies think—what won't we do ! Hut oh. the class of '98— It's speeding on at wondrous rate. The Juniors. Sophs and Freshies all Before our banners fall. Cmoscs— Our class is marching—marching on (Is marching on. is marching on,I Basut. The laurel wreaths to her belong : (The laurel wreaths to her belong) But to our school the glory give. (But to our school the glory give) All praise to her. long may she live.— (All praise to her.—long may she live). All praise to our Alma Mater. CLASS OF '98. There' Bridgman. Jone . and Arnold too. All Junior , loyal, brave and true : The Sophs bring forth a Switzer rare— To these no Fre hiecan compare. But better far. our Senior dear. Than Junior . Soph.—of any year— For I.unak. Hayden. MeArdie. lead Them all in word and deed. CxoKtrs. All honor to our color fair : Let cheer ring loud and fill the air ! Pink is the dawn of our succca : It come with many joy to hle» . Green i our wreath of victory. Tho' time shall speed on. our name shall be On metn'ry' wall in bright array. For all eternity. 04 CarolWhitman.Cl ss tf ff 3» 3 ht«»4H, me I'fwi.uwmTHE MEN'S CHORUS. Willi B. SvriTlM. 1‘mtdrnt. AtWIT Kni'K-lCB. Vl«-l‘rr»i l«lt. Iiavii. K. Ali k Snnuri. W. Smith. Tmuafrr. 'THE growing need of “Sons of Orpheus," to have the means by which to give vent to their musical energy, terminated in the organisation of a Male Chorus, early in the present school year. There are twenty-two members of the organization at the present time. They may be heard discoursing sweet music under the direction of Prof. Goddard at 4 o’clock every Thursday afternoon. The members of the Male Chorus feel that time spent in practice has not been in vain. 90 r r r r 1 rtOOHOS IVWbON 31 VIS HSOXHSO GRAMMAR DEPARTMENT.p GRAMMAR ROOM GRADUATING CLASS-Officers of cAthletic (dissociations ROBT. Downs, President. Fay Parsons, | Cnas. B..VMAN, v«co-Pre..dent.. C. W. Stone, Treasurer. Mki.l K. Ellsworth. Secretary. Prof. Hewitt, I „ Prof. Go...,ard, } Exec,,t,v« 8oard- Manager Foot Kail Tram. Basso Smith .Uanarrr rtatf Hall Tram. Hay Bassos Msiiirm ! » ( Hall Team . Cm a . Iilvmax asp Mapof Hwohton Manager Track Team. Jons R. Tracy Manager l.awn Tennl .). II. LlKDKSHAX aAthletic Hall. TO the casual observer the long red frame structure with its many screened windows and low roof, is of but little interest, and perhaps is not considered worthy of an investigation as to its nature. Appearances, however, are deceptive, for to the active, healthy student this building, 100x55 feet, is of great importance. It is only during the past few years that the young men of the school have evinced any great desire to excel in athletic sports. Of recent years this desire seems to have become stronger, and the need of a more commodious hall for athletics grew apace, and it was tinallv found to be impossible for eight hundred students to obtain the exercise necessary for proper physical development in the old gymnasium. An appeal was made to the state for more room for a gymnasium, but without avail. Our honored president, however, was able to meet the demand in another way. He saw the great necessity of such a building, and after due consideration of the matter, decided to raise the money needed from the student body. By this means one of the largest outdoor gymnasiums in the state was built. Just inside this structure is a good track, taking 21 laps to the mile, and here during the winter months our sprinters can keep up their training and thus be in condition for the spring meets. Inside the track is a rectangular space large enough for basket-ball, hand-ball, indoor base-ball, or tennis. It also affords an opportunity for secret practice during the foot-ball season. During the winter months darkness settles down soon after the last recitations, but there is no darkness in "Athletic Hall,” for numerous electric lights send their beams to every nook and corner of the building: thus enabling the young men to take much needed exercise after the lessons of the day have been finished. During the rainy season "Athletic Hall" is thronged with young "would-be athletes' and the scene might easily be taken for an indoor field meet. On the cinder path the men are toeing the mark and the starter stands ready to give the word "go" and incidentally to shout. "Man in the red sweater, one yard back for false start." After the sprinters have worked for some time and the hurdlers have barked their shins, and after the vaulter have destroyed a few fish poles, the strong men of the school make their appearance and practice putting the shot. The "Athletic Hall" i in charge of the Athletic association and only members of the association arc admitted to the building while practice is going on. The students of the school who think favorably of athletics, should make the most of the opportunity afforded by "Athletic Hall" and thus show appreciation of the efforts of our president to provide a suitable place for athletic training. 103Foot "Ball Team Line-up. Center Phillip E. Klumb. Left Guard Henry Mxstelir. Right Guard—George Overton. Left Tackle Armin 0. Eckc. Right Tackle John G. Vom. Left End -Jos. Ingin. Right End—Banoo Smith. Left Half-Back. Fay R. Parsons. Right Half-Back Quarter-Back Full-Back Substitute Geo. A. H. Senn. Raymond U Greene. Herman Hendriekaoi:. Alfred Schneider. Stephen Allen. Lester J. Athearn. John L. Jones. 104 Foot "Ball Team “Yell. RECORD OF Hipon 0 ... 0 Oshkokh Milwaukee Medic 4 ... 10 Okhkovh Liwrcoce University 1 ... 4 Oshko«h Milwaukee Medic b ... lb Oshkokh Lawrence University b ... 9 Okhkoah Whitewater Normal 30 ... 0 Oahkosh Urah! Urah! Oshkosh, Rah! Normals, Normals: Zip-boom-bah! Ole Oleson! Yonney Yonson! Oshkosh! Wis-con-sin! Skrick, skrack, skrick, skrack, screw Every time we hit the line, We go right through! Strawberi y short ake! Blueberry pic! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.. NORMAL FOOT-BALL TKAM.Foot-ball. DURING the past year, athletics has received more attention than ever before. Nearly every branch of college athletics has been represented in our school. As is usually the case the gridiron and the diamond have received the most attention. During the foot-ball season nearly every Saturday brought cither victory or defeat to the Normal eleven. The season was opened bv a game with Ripon in which neither side scored. On two occasions we met the Milwaukee Medics, and at the close of each game the doctors were sadder but wiser men. Our first encounter with Lawrence University proved disastrous, but a couple of weeks later we had our revenge, and it was sweet indeed. The last game of the season was at Whitewater on Thanksgiving day. All that we had to be thankful for was that we escaj ed alive. Our season's record shows three victories, two defeats and one tie score. Our eleven was composed of men capable of meeting almost any eleven if they had sufficient training. Hut considering the fact that the members of the team were carrying from four to six branches in school work, one cannot but realize that the work accomplished by them was more than we had right to expect. Although not always victorious on the gridiron, our foot-ball team is such that we should feel proud of them. 106Off km of Volunteer Corpt. Field Sfarthal. W. Ucimr Aldt. litun. Buuv, Kcimiir. Xbcmax. r ikv» Chief ol Ordinance and •■uombtn Werfer." BKKimuTn flattery, Vom uo UxtK Fly tog Artillery. OllUOBn Standard Hearer, (7MUII HTMurp. Chaplalm. M Anno AXD KCIIIIMT. Chief ol llrvaar work, OuiKViSatO. HARDMK. Stov» Inspector of Brraetworkt. MCAmdlm i oartermaeten. Milluk a d Sciinkiukm Surgeon General. Hi ck Chief of Information Bureau. Cowoku Chief of Secret Service. DcNotiui IKactr Knl Torpedo Dettroytr. Hiruillllixc Water Carrier. Hm »mtt Camp Follower!. Wilh ahi. Wood BREKKEN’S BRIGADE. Nam« —" Brekk n'» Breastwork Stormtn." Motto—" Fbh and Root." ♦ ARLY during the present trouble between the United States and Spain, the students of the Normal, as an expression of patriotism, organised themselves into two military bands: the Home Guards, com-posed of young ladies, anti the Volunteer Corps, composed of young men. More than eighty names were secured by one person in less than a day. No doubt the public would be interested to know about the doings of these organizations, but in this time of danger such information might be helpful to the enemy, so on that account their movements will be kept secret for the time being. 107r NORMAL OASC BALL CLUB.Base Ball. LONG before the snow had disappeared, and before skating had lost its charm, the base ball squad began to prepare for the coming season. During the second week of the first quarter of the school year, some of the members of last year's team, who had reached their second childhood, challenged the Juniors to a game of ball. The game was played and the poor deluded Seniors lost; another game was played and, although the Senior did not win. they managed to tie the score in an exciting ten-inning game. This spring another game was played and the tables were turned ; the now over-confident Juniors were rudely awakened from their dreams of championship. These three class games served to bring out material for the regular team, which is thought to Ik the strongest in the history of the school. A good schedule of nine or ten games had been arranged with neighboring college teams, but the schedule was broken by the disbanding of the teams at Lawrence and Kipon. so only four games will be played. April lb the Milwaukee Medics were defeated by a score of 4 to 1. The following week the Lawrence and Ripon teams disbanded. Owing to lack of practice our team lost the game with the Stevens Point Normal team played at that city May 14. The other two games will be played with the Fond du Lac team at Fond du Lac, May 21. and the Stevens Foint team on the home grounds. May 28. The Normal team is not particularly strong in any part of the field, nor arc they weak in any part, but are rather a team of uniform strength. Voss behind the bat is a trusty man and can Ik relied upon to care for everything that comes in his direction. Randall, the other end of the battery, is a cool-headed pitcher and fields his position well. Brunette. Coffin and Lunak. the three basemen, are steady players and carefully watch the game from start to finish. Blyman, the midget shortstop, can. if necessary, cover most of the infield and also part of the outfield ; woe to the line drives toward Charlie, for they must needs be at least ten feet high to escape his clutches. Francis. Inglis and Greene in the outfield, are a trio of sprinters and easily cover their ground. 109NORMAL TRACK TEAM. Track Team, IN early fall, when Athletic Hall was fast becoming a reality, the athletes of the school saw an opportunity to develop a good team for track and field sports. Training commenced soon after the Christina svacation, and with occasional relapses has continued ever since. Athletic Hall affording an excellent place for training in spite of the angry elements outside. Fast work by the sprinters is impossible on the indoor track as the turns arc not sufficiently banked, but it served to get the muscles into good shape for outdoor practice as soon as the weather would permit. Every feature of a track and field meet can be tried iri this hall. Under such conditions the track team f 'OSought to l»e a winner. No field meet has l cen participated in since 180f . This year our team expects to win glory in two field contests. One with Stevens Point at Oshkosh, May 28, and one with Ripon College at Kipon. June 10. The former contest will have taken place ere this book is in the hands of its readers. Preparation was made to enter an inter-state contest at Normal, 111., May . but when the Oshkosh team was just about ready to t oard the train, the meet was declared off. C.eo. A. H. Senn was chosen captain of the track team. He has kept the candidates for honors busily at work, each man training for his own special event. New apparatus, including hurdles, jumping standards, vaulting poles, hammer and shot have been purchased. Capt. Senn has not only kept others at work but has himself been in active training. He will enter the yard and 220 yard dashes, also the hurdles. Fay Parsons, winner of the 100 yard and 22o yard dashes in ' « . will again enter these contests. Athearn, winner of the 440 yard inter-scholastic championship in ' », is expected to win glory in the long sprints. Inglis and Schneider have made good progress in vaulting. Clark. Smith and Stroud expect to break records in pedaling. Other members who hope to win renown for Oshkosh arc Voss in the high jump and shot put. Coffin in the shot put. and Mastalir in the hammer throw. Greene and Weipking will enter several events. At the time this article goes to press some members of the team have not been fully decided upon. IllNORMAL BA3KCT BALL TEAMS.Basket Ball. THE indoor gymnasium is entirely devoted to basket ball except during the regular clam periods. Members of the foot-ball team are often found watching the game from some good safe position, but only the ladies are allowed to participate. There arc many teams in the school and the games are often very close. Miss Tower has bravely enforced the rules of the game and without doubt this is the only instance upon record of young ladies being awed into silence. True there were no games played with teams representing other schools, but that was not the fault of the Oshkosh bloomer brigade, for several challenges were sent to teams of other institutions. To Ik a member of the track team may be honorable; to be a member of the base ball team glorious ; tobca member of the foot-ball team is not the lot of every man ; but to be a member of the “Oshkosh Normal Basket Ball Team'' is "just too lovely for anything.” To the uninitiated the lines and circles painted upon the gymnasium floor appear to be a waste of good material, but let him enter the precinct when a battle is on. when marches and counter-marches are in progress, when assault after assault is made until a goal is scored, then will he know that the white lines arc more than significant. Bet him listen to the thud of the ball, the scurry of feet, the sharp command of the captain, and he will realize their meaning. But the movements of the players are not of greater interest than those of the ball: sometimes in the air. sometimes under foot, and again in the firm grasp of some fair Amazon. Its destination is the basket, whither it travels with many interruptions. Worthy members of our faculty at times enter into the game with much spirit, in fact one of the fair members of our corps of instructors has become quite proficient in the art of catching the wily ball. 113mio aiOAOia -ivwmonPedalogical ‘Pedagogue's ‘Bicycle Club. CONSTITUTION. PREAMBLE. E the undersigned students of the Oshkosh Normal School, desirous of promoting the Inst interests the school and community, ami also desirous of having our photographs appear in the Quiver, do hereby associate ourselves and agree to pedal according to the following constitution : ARTICLE I. The name of this association shall be “The IVda-logical Pedagogue’s Bicycle Club." ARTICLE It. The color adopted by this club shall be Pea-green. ARTICLE 111. Sec. 1. The officers of this club shall be as follows : President, vice-president, secretary, nominal treasurer, two guides, two surveyors, surgeon, assistant surgeon, chief of weather bureau and assistant, and master mechanic. Sec. 2. It shall be the privilege of these officers to consult the “Century Dictionary and the “Bikologi cal Review" for information regarding their duties. ARTICLE IV. Sec. 1. The membership of this club shall be limited to thirty. Sec. 2. No person shall become a member who is not possessed of the following virtues: First: A cheerful disposition. This shall imply an ability to smile when an examination mark of 60 per cent is obtained, to give thanks when the inspector of practice work makes her rounds, and to laugh at grav- headed jokes. Secondly: A clear head. This shall imply the ability to tell a straight story when brought before the council, and shall Ik- bereft of all desire for more than passing acquaintance with railroad trains when riding a wheel. Thirdly: All members must have all literary productions for rostrum work up to the standard; all excuses neatly written, correctly spelled and properly signed in due season ; and all psychology thesis (?) correctly syllabicated. It is further suggested that each member carry in his toolbox a newspaper account of the Vetter trial. Sec. 2. No person shall become a member of this club who shall not be able to mount and ride a wheel without the assistance of more than one other j crson. Sec. 4. All members of the faculty, possessed of wheels, shall Ik- honorary members and shall act as chaperons when invited, but must keep at a distance of one hundred yards. ARTICLE. V. Sec. 1. The regular meetings of the club shall be whenever the president shall call them. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of each member of the club to ! e present at these meetings, or to present a suitable written excuse, signed by the janitor, declai ing the the bearer to have been ill, absent from school, or not yet recovered from a previous convention of the club. Sec. 3. In the non-compliancewith the above regulations, a fine shall be imposed: which shall consist, if it be a gentleman, of ice cream for his best girl at that particular time. If it be a lady, said fine shall consist of a box of home-made fudges. 116NORMAL GYMNASIUM.I rof. Sherman. (In Psychology) Give a concrete illustration of an hallucination. Mr. link ken.—Well, take for example a young: lady-------. "Talk about your tiresome talks," said the pencil sharpener, "my work is a regular grind." Hut the student, dubiously examining the mutilated end of his ten-ccnt pencil, failed to see the point until he was half way down the stairs—and then he tumbled. GilUgbcr’t Lanvtnt. "Come back! come back !" he cried in woe, "From Cuban battles dreary, And leave my hat, then you may go. Mv soldier friend, O'Leary.” Why is I)r. Fling like a hound ? Because- he makes a little hare) go a long ways. Tb Seniors Write a Funny ?l PUy. The plaster Disc Thrower in the hall Upon the floor his disc lets fall, And mercy from the gods invokes. When grave and reverend Seniors Crack their grave and reverend jokes. In Geometry Class. Miss Webster. -(Harrassed at the persistency of each individual in referring to an "equal triangle") "Oh, oh! what would you say if I should get up here and wave my arms, saying ‘Oh, I’m equal, I’m equal!' " ? (Suiting action to her words by waving her arms about frantically.) Bright Member. "I’d say you were crazy." 8PERSONALITIES. A-c-st Ck-gkk: "Much may Ik made of a Dutchman if he bccaught young." J-r-8 L-kr-hkh : "Do you not know that I am a woman ? When 1 think I must speak.” Xkknah Tkio : "A rare compound of oddity, frolic and fun." M-b-i. L-w : "Her hair was not more sunny than her heart." W-n .-i. W-ch-s : "Built mosquito-like. long an l thin." I.--is Bk-wn : "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean." Proh. Dk-s-n : “Gone the way of mankind.” Ci.ass OH 99 : "The choice and master spirits of the age." Chawi.ky H-iib-! : "I want to he a dude and with the dudies stand, A culT inside my necktie, a cane within my hand." Ot-o D-v-k : "Ma. I want to be a dude, too!" H. I). H-LI.-NB-CK : "I like the girls, I really believe I do. ” G-koe Ak-u : "The man that blushes is not quite a brute." R-k-s Bk-wn : "A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing." Ci.ass oh 01: “How green you are and fresh in this old world. X-LI.-K D-y-ks : "Perhaps she'll grow." Mr. G-ll-ch-k : "He hath a lean and hungry look." M k. P-w-i.1. : "A penny for your thoughts." Mr. P-ll-nsch : "He thinks too much ; such men arc dangerous.” M-u. Ei.i.-w-k-h : "As merry as the day is long." Ei.-z-b-th Sii-i-kd : "One vast, substantial smile." P-Y P-KS-NS : "His golden hair was hanging down his back." I.-zz-K M-ti.-y : "Says nothing but chews gum.” J-t—8 J. X—m-n : "Made in Germany. Chemically Pure. J-hn V-ss-: "Xature made him and then broke the molds." IN A MINOR KEY. "Oh se re." said one music student to another, "have you got your music ? ” "Ihresto! don't mention it,’’replied the other; "I'll bet my sol I'll Ik- at . ' before I get fa in that lesson.” “That’s a great noltobserved the other, "but I would not bet m v sol if I had any do." "Oh! Give us rest with your bass puns” was the response, “everything you intend for A sharp turns out to II flat." "I fail to catch the tenor of your remarks” replied the other after a brief iuterzal of silence. "Oh l but that heats all forte ones I ever saw” suddenly exclaimed his companion pointing, to the others new scarlet four in hand. “Don't cast any slurs on my swell tie or I'll pitch you—” "Hold'." commanded the president of the staff of the students' council, "you fellows must speak 'pp' in here. If you repeat this offense I shall take severe measures to make you come to time. As a Natural result their conversation came to an end.A PHOENIX Should you a k me whence these stories. Whence these legends and traditions, With the sentiment of speakers Posted on all rules of order.— I should answer. I should tell you. From the forest and the farm-lands. From the great lakes of.the north-land. From the land of Winnebagoes. From the cities, towns and villa Where the badger and the red deer Feed among the tree and grasses. I repeat them a I heard them From the lip of a Pho-nician Who was faithful to his tribe. Should you ask where this Phoenician Found these stories, wise and twice-told. Found these legends and traditions.— I should answer. I should tell you. In the Phoenix hall he heard them. Heard them as they grew and echoed Through the many halls and stairways. Framed them into sacred legends By the side of the great fountain. On the rostrum of the great hall Where Phoenicians had assembled One named Schubert, the great leader. Stood erect and called the nations Called the Phu-nix tribe to order. From hi lips words fell like torrents, leaped into the lighted hall there. Like the roar of turbid water . O'er the heads of many people. Oh. Pho-nlcians who were absent From this great and massive meeting. MEETING. You have lout what all the age Never can restore unto you. Had you braved the stormy weather Come unto your tribe that evening. You'd have heard the many nation A» they battled with each other. From a small bench in the distant, Up rose one with brow all furrowed. Fearing lest the powers that ruled there Might declare him out of • rder. Mr. Jcpson found footing. Seeing he was now in favor. Then burst forth in praises rounded. Proudly sweeping all before him Of the rule and regulation . Followed in all larger bodies. Suddenly there rose a clamour From the tribe that sat about him Shouting to the ruler, mighty Schubert, who was ruling o'er them. I.ike Gitchc Manitou. the mighty. Smoked the ruler then the peace pipe. In form. Robert ' Rules of Order. As a balm for their dissension. His great voice rose higher, higher. O'er the babbling shout of nation Till it broke against the heavens. And struck every ear about him. And they sat there (he'd subdued them). Wildly glaring at each other In their face stern defiance In their hearts the fire were burning For each one sitting craved the floor.Jcpson scarcely had been nested When a wailing, known well to them Came from Barker who wan anxious That the nations once appointed For cleaning Lincoln's statue Should report upon the work done By that great and mighty body. Up rose Neuman fair and faithful Who reported as he best could On the trial of pure water Which had proven insufficient And the purchase of a beverage Which to him was recommended For the cleaning of the statue That the varnish might not suffer. Still the statue was disfigured Not a drop had touched its surface. Then arose the cry of nations— “Where was all this beverage smuggled?" Surely some one from so many Must know something of eight gallons Which was said to have been purchased For the cleaning of the statue! "Who, at least, had been the buyer. Trusted to perform this act?" All hands pointed to one sappling Who had never been mistrusted. Midst the glaring and the pointing. Up rose Jones, the one suspicioned. From his lips such mighty phrases Rolled and flew about among them That few were they who could hear Jepson Reading Roberts Rules of Order : Yet in spite of all the clamour Bailey swung aloft his war-club. Brought it down with thud resounding. He arose for information. Shouting, using all his forces To obtain n recognition. E'en though Morgan, Greene, and Bridgman 123 Were wildly talking at each other. Then heard a mighty roaring From tl e power that were above them. Far above them on the rostrum Schubcrt-Manitou. the mighty Looked upon them with companion. With paternal love and pity. Over them he stretched hi right hand, Armed with Robert ' Rule of Order, Spake to them with voice majestic A the da»h of mighty water Falling into deep abysses. "0. Phoenician , won't you hear me ? “Listen to the rule and by-law . "Listen to the mighty teachings “Known to men who sit in Congress. “I have listened to your motions, “I have listened to discussions. "I have listened with compassion. “To your rude barbaric quarrels. “Why. then, are you not contented ? "Why. then, will you harm each other ? "I am weary of your quarrels, “Weary of your fearful wrangling . “Weary of your ‘points of order'. “All your strength i in your union. "All your danger is in discord. • Therefore, be at peace, henceforward. "And as brothers, live together. "Each one read these rules of order “Wash the war paint from your faces." Then there dime a mighty silence. And a motion for adjournment. Thu the hall was soon vacated. And departed each one homeward. While the ruler mighty. Schubert. Silently, the tair descended. Thro' the door-way of the Normal, Vanished from before their face Vanished into utter darknes . C. E. B.A Lecture in Lyceum, Worthy I’rksidkkt, Fkllow Scfhkkkks: While passing through the lower hall a few days ago, 1 happened to glance up at the Lyceum bulletin t oard, where I saw. to my horror, my name enrolled among the list of victims that were to appear here tonight. When I saw that strange handwriting on the wall, mv first thought was. well! I couldn't think of anything. M v second thought, to use a painfully familiar phrase, was that I should have to get up here and "make a stab at it." M v third thought was that if 1 were to "make a stab at it." I must chose an appropriate weapon.—so 1 have chosen that weapon which has been of lively interest in educational circles from time immemorial, namely, the pin. Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to keep you right on pins for the next fifteen minutes. Fifteen long weary minutes, just think of it. If you ever arrived at school at eight-thirty in the morning, and had three lessons to get before chapel exercises, you may think that a quarter ol an hour is a very short time.—but wait 'til I get through with you. A lecture on pins should Ik brief and to the point. There should be one point under each separate head, and it should be delivered in a piercing style. Of course, that is the ideal lecture, this will not be anything like that. There arc a great many varieties of pins, and points to be admired about each variety. People in all walks of life, also those who ride a wheel, are familiar with the ordinary type. Wheelmen are also familiar with the so-called chainless safety . Those who have been reduced to the necessity of "soaking" any of their property, are familiar with the clothes-pin ; and the ladies who are accustomed to wear head coverings which are provided with wings so that it becomes necessary to pin the pinions down to hard facts to prevent them from soaring, are familiar with the hat-pin. In close connection with the hat-pin is the hair-pin. which is peculiar, in that it can boast of no head of its own, but is indispensable to the heads of femininity. It is an instrument of cosmopolitan utility, being anything from a tooth-pick to a weapon of defense. Since the advent of improved methods of manufacture, pins have become an inexpensive luxury. Five cents. I believe, will purchase all of the ordinary variety one can lose in a week. But the cost does not always represent the value. That is regulated by supply and demand. There are moments when the demand is very great, and usually at such moments the supply is correspondingly small. But it is not so much for their intrinsic value that they are so highly prized as it is for their unifying effects. How many sad partings arc prevented and happy reunions made possible through the benign influence of the pin. People of a superstitious turn of mind consider it a sign of good luck to find a pin. In a measure this is true. If you drop a pin on the floor you are lucky if you ever see it again. The finding of a pin may be truly regarded as an 124omen, but whether of Rood or evil depends ujx n the circumstances attending such discovery. It may be the cause of sudden elevation, a rapid rise in the world, as in the case of the oft-mentioned schoolmaster who found a pin in his chair, not however until he sat down thereon. On the other hand the finding of a pin mar be a sign of impending disaster, as in the case of the small boy who was the cause of said teacher finding said pin in said chair. To find a pin often presages great suffering from hunger and fatigue ; as for instance, the wheelman who finds a pin in his rear tire and the way is dark and he is far from home and the wheel says. “Lead thou me on amid the encircling gloom." Perchance the finding of a pin may be attended with a tragedy. Behold ! Late with the rising moon the victim returns to his lodgings, silent he doffs his shoes and hies away to his chamber to lie down to pleasant dreams and happy thoughts of the morrow. But he chances ujion a pin which sinks in his sole so deeply that his new year's resolution is broken, and broken the third commandment. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the pin is its distinctly human characteristics. Pins are like men in many respects. In the first place the ladies could not get along without them ; some have heads enough to prevent their going too far ; others lose their heads in an emergency. They become bent with age and quite often get “stuck up;” in which case they arc apt to be sat on. There are crooks among pins and crooks among men, it is not safe to deal with either. Some, like men. appear at first to be true gold but turn out to be nothing but brass. Others are never around when they are wanted, while still others arc always hurting some one's feelings bv sticking themselves in where they are not wanted. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the end of “The Pin.” I hope you see the point. L. J. A. 126 THE PAINTER’S PARADOX. It is a famous artist; What makes him took so glum ? He’s wondering why the fastest colors Are these that never run. It is a famous artist i His mind is all unstrung. He’s wondering why the rarest paintings Are those that are well dene. "Oh ! stay,” the maiden loudly cried. As through the study he did glide; He pointed to the art room door. And sadly sighed. “Excelsior." Tlx Deadly Pun Again. They had just returned from the Xmas vacation. “Well." said the affable student to his companion, “what did Santa Claus give you?” “A new felt hat. ‘ "Ah," said a High School Cradualc, who was standing near, "the old gentleman intended to make his presence (ts) felt.” PtychoSogy. Dr. Sherman: "Are not delirium tremens a case of unduly emphasized imagination ?" Miss Shupert: "I don't know, I never experienced them. ! r. Sherman: "We will call on someone who knows: Mr. Wochos. how is that?" The Drill. Thud, thud, thud. In every kind of weather ; The seasons came and the seasons passed. But the drill went on forever. Study or sing or shout. And accomplish nothing whatever : For the drill within and the drill without Would never work well together. 126Published at irregular intervals to suit convenience of publishers The Advance solicits contributions but never uses them TMD Normal, Advance VALUABLE AS A CHRONICLE OF LONG PAST EVENTS. f SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO MORAL LECTURES, ADAPTED FOR SUNDAY READING, FOUND IN THE EDITORIAL COLUMNS OF EVERY EDITION ALL JOKES GUARANTEED TO BE POINTLESS. ♦ SYNOPSIS, PRESENTING MINOR POINTS OF ESSAYS, A SPECIALTY. DR. MORPHEUS SLEEPING POWDERS NEVER NEEDED BY READERS. Potatoes, Eggs, Butter, Young Turkeys, Ducks, and Chickens received on subscription, as the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager expect to begin housekeeping soon.GENERAL STATISTICS OF THE JUNIOR CLASS. ACC. POLITICS. HAD HABITS. OY-WOHO. FACIAL AMBITION EXPRESSION AMOITION. ...1 .. 15. ... Writing note in 2 Mr. Green.....Very young Woman's suffrage 3 Mi» U ......? . Protection 4 Mi Halsey.... 5 Mr. Arnold.... ?.......... 12........ Independent... Non-Tammany... Mis Kll worth Mr. Arp..... x Hailey...... 9 Mi Sabean... 10 Mr. Jones... 11 Misa Trayacr... 12 Mi» Rridgman 13 Mr. Bridgman Youthful.. Unknown ... Won't tell... 3......... Sweet 16.. Helvn Lockwood- Gold Hug........ Free Silver..... Socialist....... Hryanite........ Same a No. 1... Same a. her bm.. Free thinker.... class.. Talking ia corri-].._...._..........J„......-.....—j-................... dor ...........Oh. nay now.......Fiery............To draw a man............ Sunday.......J.. What' the fu »?. Profound.......To be a Yaleatudent......... Ha 'em all.......Why man !.........Sanctimonious To be heard in Psychology- Keeping late Varies. i4 Mr. woeboe ...'is.!.!”!'.!'.!!!" do".'.’.’.'.'.'.’.’ hour Chinning........ Promenading..... Skipping gym.... Chewing (therag) Same a No. 6... Cult 'em all.... Talk too much.... All that are kuown...... Great whiaker ... Grinning.....Couldn't be located....... ----■ ---!........Artful........To be a book agent........ Gosh 1............ Serene ?.....To play Hamlet............ Oh. dear......... Intense.......To go west................ Gee Whittaker Vacant........To be a political reformer.. Dear me........... Blushing.....To be an old maid......... ------?...........Demure........To live in Green Bay...... Gee Whizz 1......A if in pain... Ha none................ 15 Mr. Athearn... ?, 16 Mr. Root.... 12 Mr. Hubbard... is Mr. Oldenburg 19 Mi Houghton 20 Mr. Senn.... 21 Mi Farr... 38............ Childish...... Farmer’ alliance Punning Same a Mr. K' .. Prohibition...... He' quit 'em all Diaturbing Ladie ' Study... Same a No. 2...Pugnacious...To be a farmer........... Howling Gee Ru-....................................... alem :.......Changeable...To be a drawing teacher.. Wife won't allow...................................... any...........Fatherly.....To invent a soothing syrup.. . Mugwump...... . Church and state. Tried 'em all. . Union Labor.. Smiling at girl ... Whistling.......... Making confid'ts Playing truant.... Aw 1.............Same as No. 6. To wear a six-inch collar.. ..................Mu»tache ................................ Look here:......... hide it....To be a major-general..... Contrary notion... Saucy.........To ! c a prim a donna..... Well, say........Psychological. To go to the front........ For Pete' sake. .. Artful........To be a Senior.......... 128A Faculty Meeting. IT was evening at the close of the quarter. The final •Minals" hail now passed into history and every vestige of the struggles had t cen spirited away to moulder in the dust of a secret attic chamber until the day of judgment. Every class room was surrounded by groups of anxious faces eagerly searching for their names among the lists of happy survivors. And on the president's desk there lay another list. It contained the names of the doleful, dead and doubtful. For the purpose of a sententious analysis of this list, a prophetic array of professors and professoresses from all parts of the building now came trooping into the president’s office. l-rom up in the fourth story where the nrtiitB draw o well. To the very lowest regions Where doth the martyred Hewitt dwell 'MmI the foul and filthv vapor of hi dungeon, basement cell. There was Clow and Sherman representing the wealth and brains of the institution. There were Briggs and Dresden representing law and oratory, and Mitchell, the man of the world. There wa» Hew itt of tenni lame. And Goddard horn to ing : Sage men ol cience were there And the gentle-voiced Fling. As well as an equally large number of the gentler sex whose duty is to polish the crude student off in the more relined accomplishments, such as music, literature, art and elocution. As soon as all had entered, the president closed and locked the door, picked up the fated list, and after scrutinizing it suspiciously to make sure that it was not another vile petition, proceeded to read the first name and receive testimony. “How is Silas Saphead in mathematics ? " he questioned. “As for algebra." spoke up Miss Morev. “his problems in quadratics have always equated to zero. Prof. Hewitt then took the floor, saying, “the student in question is not solid in plane geometry and when it comes to the study of circles his mind goes off on a tangent." “Perhaps lie is better in science," suggested Mr. Albcc. All eyes turned toward Prof. Sage, who calmly replied, "1 have tried my best to teach the fellow the laws of gravitation but the subject has no attraction for him." Prof. Goddard's testimony was of like tenor He said, “The tests of this person show conclusively that he has found the problems in chemistry insoluble." Prof. Fling’s biological report was to the effect that while he was describing the wonders of insect life (in a voice too big for the bug) this youth had manifested his appreciation and interest by keeping up a continual buzzing.The discussion then took a literary turn and Miss Guion passed grammatical sentence upon him by saying. "My health has declined trying to teach this ignorant one declension, but he declined to study.” Miss Kimball in shaking of his literary efforts in her composition class, declared. "He simply cannot write.' "Them ’ar my sentiments, too.” chuckled I rof. Briggs, producing a specimen of the victim's hieroglyphics that would have done credit to the Rosetta Stone. Miss Peake stated, "he has no appreciation of literature. Kvcn the most interesting of Lamb's Tales did not prevent his mind from going wool-gathering; and when it comes to poetry—with reference to metre, he is completely off his feet." Miss Henderson made equally extravagant statements of the student's ignorance of Spencerian economy and inferred that his rank in rhetoric was what? "Viewed from the economic standpoint the poor fellow knows knotliing about wealth." said l’rof. Clow. The president then called for facts about theory. Dresden and Sherman agreed that the youth had not even a general notion of the subject. Having thus disposed of theory the next subject that naturally suggested itself was practice. "In this line." the President of the State Teacher’s Association pronounced, "he is a perfect failure. Why. the other day while he was teaching a class of seven primary pupils, with four department teachers, fourteen members of the observation class and myself present, he actually displayed unmistakeablc signs of uneasiness." Prof. Mitchell then declared that his earthly knowledge was small. "How is it Miss Hcward," demanded the president, "hath music charms to soothe his empty head ?" "Well, I should say not," exclaimed the lady who sways the howling multitude with her magic wand, springing to her feet and dropping her knitting and three letters to the floor in her haste, "I have had an awful time ever since he came into my class. I have chased him up the scale and down again with a beat at every step, but still he hath no music in his "so!" and is fit only to create discord among those who pursue the even tenor of their codas." "There is but one hope left for him then," said the gray head of the institution, “he may be an artist." "No,” said Miss Magee, "I am afraid his prospects in perspective are not very encouraging. From the beginning he was weak in drawing and he has failed rapidly ever since on account of improper "treatment." However, I have found a use for his drawings. I have pinned them up in the doorway of the art room, where they have served to frighten away those cunning but troublesome little mice which frighten the timid maidens nearly out of their wits, as they scamper about the room, feeding up the agricultural products that adorn the walls, or amble over the Grecian valises or play hide and seek about the bases of the lofty pyramids." "I think I have evidence enough to decide this case." said the president. "It is plain that Silas Saphead is one of our Short Court Graduates," ami forthwith he wrote out his diploma. The next morning this unsuccessful seeker after knowledged was given his passports and he sailed away on "the ship that never returns." L. J. A.In u secluded alcove of the lower regions is a mechanical contrivance known a an hydraulic ram, which forces the sparkling hydrogen monoxide up into the corridor, where, uncontatninated by harmful bacteria or poisonous miasma, it gushes forth in the manner of an intermittent spring. To this tickle fountain's titful flow the following painful piece of parody is dedicated: "How eager I seized it With hands that were glowing. That little white dipper that Hung by the well: Hut as soon as I touched it. The water ceased flowing. And I panted an hour E’er another drop fell." 131 A Mammoth Undertaking. Mr. .mu I II7. 140 .): Miss He ward, if you raise mi half a step it would be fa wouldn't it. She thought it would. Prof, Goddard: In what stage of its development docs a river hug its banks? Miss ('.: In the youthful stage. The down that grows on the Hitler bird Brings rest and sweet repose: But the "down’ they have in foot-ball. It brings a broken nose. After the literary society had adjourned, it was very dark. Yet not so dark but that he could see her home. They had reached her boarding blacc. which loomed up before them, “lonely and spectral, somber and still.” "How dark and dreary the house looks tonight” said she. "Yes" he replied; "that is because the Normalitcs are all out." He then turned to say good-night, but the maiden had fainted. Of all sad words of tongue or pen. The saddest are these "D it over again.” They came, they came— "Who came?" Whitewater came. "What did they see?” A brilliant par tee. "What did they get?" Not much you bet. What is C. .. Gotham's favorite study? The Ris(c)e of a small Wisconsin town.NEW At Albee' call We comcth all. Brigaic ho funny Hold od to the money. The Council' rule Would scure n fool. Dresden o fat Did tn»rricd get. Played on the eleven. Bone broken seven. Now {{one to Heaven. The faculty meeting Looks after the cheating. Goddard i» he Whose chemistry Was hard for me. Henderson hoary Makes us worry. The Juniors joyful. Act just awful. Miss Kimball's English Makes us distinguished. I.unak's oration Received approbation. NORMAL PRIMER. Many flunk. Then pack their trunk. The Normal Advance Never gave ■•» a chance. (So we take it now.l In Oshkosh. Win.. We made up this. A dirty petition Won't receive recognition. For complaints of the liver. Read the Normal Quiver. The barber did rave. And sometimes shave. Of Sherman dear We have no fear. When the war's begun The Track Team'll run. Holly the boss. Was succeeded by Voss. Mi . Webster's smile Would saints beguile. X. Y.and Are for Algebra. 132Transformation of a High School Graduate, ST1LI blushing- with the honors of commencement he cometh from afar. The glory and sentiment of that night of nights, when buried in flowers and heralded by the village orchestra, he stood before proud aunts and envious cousins and delivered that marvel of literary products, his graduating oration, still cling to the white roll of parchment he carries, with such a conscious attempt to lx- unconscious, under one arm. Now he sees new fields to conquer, new laurels to be won. He is about to enter the Normal. In his mind's eye he sees himself the pride of unknown teachers, the leader in a new society,—perhaps—who can tell ?—perhaps, captain of the football team. Inspired thus, he enters with confidence the office of the president. Alas! for youthful aspirations. The first question that seeming harmless, gray-haired counselor asks, is, “Where ate your standings in the High School ? They must be presented." Oh ! what a fall was there. Visions of a close call in rhetoric, a seventy-five in algebra, float before his mind. He had thought such damaging testimony buried in the annals of the past, locked in the secret recesses of the principal's record book. Judgment day itself could not reveal more aggravating details. Ah ! my young and untried friend, this is but one of the series of tumbles that will land you in the common pit where struggle your fellow-students. There is that first recitation, which the professor says is "Fair:” that favorite oration that has been repeated so often to the delight of old friends in the village school is now rudely marked by the relentless hand of the critic, and some of its choicest passages labeled “Trite." Hut the crudest blow is vet to follow. With an unsuspecting heart and a hopeless horror of "school-marms", brought on by years of contact with spectacled females of uncertain age and temper, and a late acquaintance with a sharp eyed principal who held him in suspense for many weeks while she weighed his attainments in the balance with his requirements for graduation, he goes to the "Opening Reception." He is a little wary, for did not his landlady tell him that "old maid school-marms" predominated. Hut bright faces greet him, laughter floats around and his fears arc forgotten. Soon he spies amid the throng a petite figure in blue. He moves that way, presents his card and notes in pretty handwriting the name "Molly McLaren." Some way he does not get away from this charming face, and when the rush comes for home he boldly demands her society and is accepted with a smile. 133The way is long, but he knows it not. This jolly maiden at his side seems like an old friend and 'ere long he tells his troubles, his hopes and his hatred of “school-marms" Was there ever such a jolly girl! He thinks bis power of entertainment appreciated at last. "I never expected to have so much fun to-night."heconfesses, "thought probably there would be nothing but a lot of old school-ma'ms ; and excuse me from them the old cranks." He enters his rooms that night with a jump and sits down to think it over, or rather her, over- His eye catches sight of the school catalogue. Ah ! her name must be in that and'thc town she came from. Yes. it is there—“Molly MacLarcn." His eye follows along the line. What is this figure seven? He glances at the top "Years experience in teaching." "Molly MacLaren 7 ! " Shades of the night that is past! The High School Graduate is no more ! In his shoes and under his hat walks the submissive Normalite who worships at the shrine of pedagogy. Lamartine, Kond-du-Lac Co.. papers copy. .oft: In the vicinity of Greater Gotham, a light Gray boa. Brigvic Led Him Out. ’Twa» nearly four o'clock one flay. The hour for clone of school, All head were bowed, all speech was hushed In harmony with the rule. To waiting hearts the time seemed long. The minutes, all too slow. I'll take the risk said one small youth. My heart bids me go. Into the Ladies' Study went This youth so brave and bold. With envious eyes the other boys Watched this wolf enter the fold. All care forgot, hearts beat as one. The tide flows smoothly on: Ain ! alas! that bliss like this. Should now so soon be gone. Wav down the long hall-way is seen A figure straight and bold. On coming nearer it was seen To be a teacher cold. His eagle eye takes in the sight. "The rascal's small", says he. ■'I'll tackle him”, he boldly vows. "My size he seems to he.” So by the ear. the luckless boy Was quickly hustled out. Ye Gi«ds and and little fishes, note How llrigsie drags him out: fOOT-BAkl TtKU Indisposed Senior: “I had to take terrible me licine. it was so disagreeable that I took it in •capillaries."’ J . . H’.: “Now if I should fall on the lloor. my head would touch one wall and mv feet the other." Startled First Tear: (In a whisper i “Gosh, that beats anything in Barn urn’s circus." Senior: "Whom in the world were vou talking to. that you staid at school so late? " Miss Long: "Oh. a little bird." Senior: "1 didn't know little birds could Bark er Mr. Oldenburg, highly elated, approaches Miss Hollman, who is smiling at something: Mr. O: Were you smiling at me. Miss Hollman? Miss .: Oh no! I was smiling at something. Wantkd: To know why Mr. McArdle's first specimen in botany was a failure, and what became of Hr. Flings large bottle of “Rectified Spirits" alcohol . 135War Times. FOK many years military drill has been a thing unknown at the Normal. Wc are expected to “teach the young idea how to shoot." hut not with a gun. Indeed, our peaceful disposition has won for the school a reputation abroad. Young men of Ouaker-like proclivities have lied from other institutions to the Normal to escape being drafted into military service. And yet we were not always thus. There has lately been discovered two relics which prove conclusively that there was a time when a military company was one of the regular organizations of the school. One of these relics was a collection of the crude weapons carried by the people of that primitive age. too rusty for any use: and the other is the real live captain of that old war, also as he admitted, “too rusty for use." Now comes the news of the blowing up Of the Maine, the civilized world is stricken with horror, the heart of the nation throbs with indignation, the voice of seventy million people cry out for revenge and John L. Brckken organizes a brigade. Soon after this, events transpire which change the scene of hostilities and for a time divert the attention of the school from national affairs. Some one discourses that the rhetorical figures used by our "tonsoria! artist" arc not up to the standard of literary excellence. War is declared. All the big guns of the school open lire upon the submarine barber shop. The enemy is finally dislodged, moved by his own eloquence and marches out with the honors of war and all his instruments of bloodshed. The stronghold was immediately garrisoned by Voss and Switzer, who maintain their position by taking in washing at five cents a wash. As the aforesaid razor-pusher was chief of the information bureau of Brekken’s Brigade the present writer has since been unable to obtain any information regarding the exploits of that intrepid band of warriors. No sooner had this barbar-ous warfare subsided than the impending conflict with Spain again commanded the attention of all who had any attention to spare. 130When the dogs of war were at last let loose, when it became evident that the talking was to cease and the fighting actually to begin, when the President of the United States called for one hundred and twentv-tive thousand men, when train loads of troops were being hurried southward at lightning speed, when the members of the national guard bade friends and relatives a hasty farewell. 0 I cary seized Gallagher's hat and flew to his country's defense. Nor was this the only deed of valor. L. K. Brown, supported by a band of patriotic young ladies, "advanced our colors on the outer walls” and stood by them under heavy fire. The Normal showed its patriotism on the day the local companies left for Camp Harvey : true the school did not dismiss and march to the depot in a body with the national flag at their head as did all the other schools of the city. No such action was provided for in the curriculum. The ponderous machinery of education must go steadily on. Should a Spanish fleet get into Lake Winnebago and shell the town it is doubtful if any recitations would be suspended at the Normal. However the students deserted in squads and divisions and some of the faculty deserted in the rear end of a grocery wagon. For this breach of discipline they were court-marshaled the next morning and sentenced to be publicly reprimanded. All these stirring events stimulated a war-like spirit in the school. Another potent factor in arousing patriotic sentiment was Miss Reward's martial airs in morning exercises. Like a fiery captain fiercely fighting in the front ranks of war she loomed up over the heads of the rank and file brandishing song-book and baton as she led us "Forth to the battle.” Rumors that several prominent young men had joined a cavalry company were soon afloat. This caused great excitement. To picture a sedate Normalite whose knowledge of horsemanship never included anything less docile than a Latin "pony." mounted on a spirited charger dashing through the thickets of Cuba with a band of rough riders was to stretch the imagination until it cracked. The cavalry company was soon abandoned, however. President McKinley sent a special message to its commander stating that the character of the country in Cuba was such that the fleetest steed could not run as fast as the Spaniards. The old military company was then re-organized. Surely there could be no better soldiers than the Normal boys, they are all "grand marchers" or ought to be. Practice in this line began in September and continued at irregular intervals throughout the year. The captain. Lem. Brunette, having played behind the bat for several years has no fear of Spanish projectiles. Many of the company had been football players and were willing to wade through swamps and storm breastworks as a mild substitute. Others belonged to the track team and had been trained to run at the first lire. On the evening the company was organized the prospective warriors scaled the steep stairways to the highest battlements, forced open the door of the dingy little arsenal, seized the aforementioned rusty relics of the rebellion 137and bore them in triumph to the Gym.. while students and faculty who heard the sound of arms and the tramp of feet in the usually quiet corridors looked on the scene with astonishment, thinking that self-government had been superseded by martial law. No sooner had the company been drawn up in battle array in one end of the gymnasium than a strong force of young women were mobilized in the other. Drill-master Overton stepped out in front of the company and commanded, “Attention ! ” Hut the women bv their sweet smiles also commanded attention and they got it. Something must be done to eliminate this distracting influence. The officers held a council of war and as a result the captain put this motion to the company: "All those in favor of having the young ladies leave, step forward." The majority moved bv a strong sense of duty advanced. The commander then sent a message to the enemy, demanding their immediate evacuation. There 'was a wavering in the ranks of the fair Amazons, but they rallied and stood firm. The fierce command was repeated but the dauntless damsels did not budge. The Normal Volunteers hail received their first check. The company have drilled twice a week ever since, and as soon as Private Banno Smith of the class of ' 8 lias learned to distinguish between his right and left shoulder they will march "onward to battle" and plant the white and gold beside the stars and stripes on the ruins of Morro Castle. L. J. A. 138THE TRUTH IN the fore part of this book we made reference to the manner in which the former president of the Junior class deserted his command and went north in search of fame. Ostensibly, his object was to acquire greatness as a pedagogue. But evidence of the unreliability of said Geo. T. Arnold's statements have come to light and it now appears that he aspires to a literary career, and that he merely retired to tiic backwoods for the purpose of trying his productions on the denizens of that region. Evidently they were well received by the unenlightened tribes of Oconto Falls, for he now makes bold to send a few forerunners into civilized communities. Following we give a few poetical effusions which are said to be among the best he has thus far produced. "As mamma patched her Willie' pant . Pa the job completed. How nice he aid to have a chance To get one'» Bill re catcd (receipted)." —Arnold. "Cow , with cow-bell have a right To roam the street up here." — Arnold. “On Saturday night 'tin our delight To hear the band-stand play. 'Ti» a temperance town, we can't get tight; So we fill up on music gay.' —Arnold. Mr. Arnold has not confined his efforts to poetry but has been making a study of birds with the view of writing an important scientific work. Following is an extract from an articles contributed to the Science MADE KNOWN. Monthly. It has not vet been published as the proprietors have not yet decided to meet Arnold's price for the article.) “There arc small birds here which sound their war cry and light upon you. They do this when youj arc sleepy and in undress uniform. Seldom will these birds attack you when on the march or on dress parade. They carry with them sharp tubes which arc unmercifully forced into the body of their victim. Through these tubes is drawn the very life blood of whoever falls prey to their man-eating proclivities. In some counties these birds are called mosquitoes, doubtless a contraction of the sayings of the ancient poet who wrote in the time when Moses smote the rock. “These birds mus(t)quit-us (oes)." Arnold. A STUDENT’S LAMENT. Backward, turn backward! Oh! time in thy flight: Feed uic on gruel again for tonight. I am so weary of note leather steak. Petrified doughnut and vulcanized cake: Oysters that slept in a watery bath. Butter as strong as Goliath of Gath: Weary of paying for what I don’t eat. Chewing up rubber and calling it meat. Backward, turn backward, for weary I aui. Give me a whack at my grandmother's jam. Let me drink milk that ha never been skimmed. Let me eat butter whose hair has been trimmed. Let me once more have an old-fashioned pie And then I'll be ready to curl up and die. 130CHEMICAL LABORATORY.Side Talks to Seniors. BY PRIM ROSE. Johnv V. axdothkks: I can never quite give my approval to marriage where the woman ia a Senior. Svf.LV: I mon juice ia said to be good for removing freckle . C. L. G.: A marriage of a man of thirty-live to a girl of eighteen would be perfectly proper. E. 0. G.: To get the ahinc of your face, throw a little borax in the water used in bathing it. J. J. H.: Vaseline rubbed well in will make the tuuatache grow and will darken it. but care muat be taken in applying. Eknicst.: When your frienda thank you for the pleasure your music haa given then , a bow and a amile ia sufficient acknowledgement. Bucisin: A gentleman usually a k permission to visit a young lady or write to her. BECKV: We are sorry we can suggest nothing to correct your tendency to toe in. M W. M. ANI OTHKKSl?) School girl should not receive attention from gentlemen without their mamma or papa being present, especially when returning home from an evening entertainment In the rain. Buss: I think it would he advisable for a girl of sixteen to wait a few year before she plighted her troth because her choice when a little older may be far different. Gkkkt L.: When a gentleman has acted as your escort from an evening entertainment, thank him at the door, but do not invite him iu at that hour. Holly: Unless a Indy should be ill or so old that she needs assistance, a gentleman should never take her arm. A lady always takes a gentleman's arm and never, except under the circumstance quoted, permits him to take hers. A NX tots SftMOX: The engagement ring is worn upon the third linger of the left hand; one of plain gold is perfectly proper, (though not always satisfactory to both parties.) Madgk: It is considered very bad taste for a girl to address a young man. with whom her acquaintance is but slight, by his Christian name. No length of acquaintance makes this proper unle» the young woman should be betrothed tothc young man and then she should only call him ••Mike" wheo no strangers are present. U. I»lllLLm-S: In making an evening call a gentleman would appear about half past eight and remain three-quarters of an hour. STKLI.A C.: Ye , pule blue is always becoming to a Brunette. 141$ vtvvd} d e.u! f «iu«., Wien, 4$, o$ v (JoDj tf VV.O vet A -w e ) ou A. InJu® Y A«e ' £ '•'- lu cctUv»A nun b no really well dmud without proper Attention bemg paid to hb Neckwear, Collan, Cuff . Shim, etc. Tlut'» why to many of our men folk patronite that up-to-date Men’t Fur-nohmg Goods Department ot ours: much that b newest awaits you here, but all cheap yes, very cheap. You’ll say to when you see them. Our Kid Glove Stock Is building business for itself every day. Our liberal policy in price-making has something to do with it. Good Gloves, right fitting Gloves, Gloves such as if bought once you’ll want again that’s the secret of it all. After you’ve added the fact that when our gloves are not right, we 'll mtke them right, b a strong point in their favor. From 98c to 00. A Jacket, Cape or Suit Any and all of these items are here and ready for your approval, the ready-to-wear garment trade b increasing every season Why? Because you get better style, better quality, and better value in the tailor-made than in the home-made garment. We are showing better Jackets, better Capes and belter Suits thb season than ever before, and so priced as to at once strike you you with their all around worthiness. Che biggest liar wins SOMETIMES but the great majority of the buying public prefer truthful statements: that’s the complete science of good advertising: talking to the common sense of the buying public, stating in tersest terms, facts concerning matters of miKlern merchandising and store-policy; striking straight at the root of the matter, nothing added to or detracted from the merits of the different articles held up in print for your inspection. Your intelligence will tell you if the goods advertised are suited to your needs. An inspection will show you if they possess those virtues which’we emphasize, if the style and price suitability are just as represented: when you find them thus, the store has gained a new friend, or strengthened the confidence of an old one. This store grows by the practice of these principles. r.f PLUMMER 87-89-91 MAIN STREETOur lee Cream and ke» art madt from pure fruit and juice . Parties and Excursions w furnish at reduced rates. in MAIN STRICT TCICPHONC JOB T)r. G. N. Green 'Dentist, BINT BLOCK. CONNAN MAIN ISO MANNITT. Vonr patronage l» rrApcetfolljr ■Ollctlcd. T'Iicl PHOTOGRAPHER 49 and 51 Main Street. KCOUCCO RATES TO NORMAL STUDENTS MUCH... and more in a new coat of Enamel on your Old Wheel. We do it. as well and as cheap as it can lie done. Expert Repair Shop : 43 Main s,r"-'- Soper Bros. CYCLE SELLERS. OSHKOSH. VIS. WHAT'S IN A NAME ICHOLSONS PLATINO PHOTOS ARE NOT THE CHEAPEST BUT THE BEST REDUCED RATE TO NORMAL STUDENTS CROUND FLOOR STUDIO 202 Main St teet.? OshkoshLITTLE DROPS OF WATER Prom a pore iirteaUn ntfl, Malt our pairon't Hum Look exiremetv loretL Pori; Kalluai every minute May thrvoloitM- nr'rrdlmintah. For o« that iltprndt tire v if toe OConr famooft tic x title einixb. GILLEN BROS. LAUNDRY 51-53 High Street 'Phones I OS IN. H. TEAL DENTIST Opposite the Athejirn. 9(p. 9 High Street. TEETH ___ WlTHOUTPl-ATES a" nd P1 my "MY MOTTO” u: Moderate Charge , and ill work guira..teed. Wc have an cndle.% variety of »t jk« In shoe, at the LOWEST price.. Piter them before yon buy O. A. HAASE. 63 Main Street. HURN’S BOOK STORE TABLETS. NOTE BOOKS. SUBSCRIPTIONS. 159 Main Street. N. B. See our Normal Imprint Box Piper. OR. M. L. CHRISTENSEN. DENTIST. WE8STER BLOCK. OSHKOSH.AKING A FORCED MOVE WE DONT LIKE TO CO away from the old place, where we have made so many friends, hut the lack of working-room makes it imperative. However, we are not going far. : : : : : The new place is a better work-room, and its location is better than the old place. Here we are going to hold all our old friends and make many new ones, because we can serve them more promptly and smoothly. :::::::: 30 High St. . Next door to Open Horn DID IT EVER STRIKE YOU That wc sell the same quality of goods at a much lower price than any other house in the same line in the state. :::::: If not, come in and compare our prices with those prices you have received elsewhere. : : : : : BIRE1.Y SON Manufacturing Jcwclm sicn or laroc STRUT CLOCKKA ? 1 You Can Dress Like a Gentleman IF YOU WEAR OUR CLOTHING. There is a eer-tain style and elegance about it not easily obtained elsewheie. j Our garments are made on scientific pr nciplcs, made to fit the human form perfectly. Every taste and every purse will fi d satisfaction here. THE CONTINENTAL CLOTHIERS HATTERS AND FURNISHERS fa


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