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 _ORREST R. POLK LIBRARY ARCHIVESOur School BuildingChe Quiver EDITED BY THE QUIVER STAFF UNDO) TMK AUSPICE Or THI JUNIOR CLASS 1904 Oshkosh State Normal School JUNE 1.i I iJluin'tra jhnplrta alutamus. Students of the Oshkosh Xormal. the Quiver of tyoj is before you. extending to you all a hearty welcome. lie know that you have long been looking forward to this day: that yon have built up in your minds expectations vague and vast. IVe trust that yon will in some small measure realise these expectations: however, we offer no apologies. Here is the book. Criticism we expect, trusting that our work is worthy of your highest. IVould that you could experience the hours of joy and exultation and the moments, too. of disappointment and despair that we have experienced: would that you could feel the ardor and the love that we have felt: for only thus can you realise the deep sense of the greatness of our institution and the heartfelt love for the I Chile and Cold, with which we have applied ourselves to our 'work. Our task has been a heavy one. more than you will ever knew: yet it has not been an unpleasant one. for we have been in it heart and soul. Our work has been for you. and nr ask that it may be received in the same kindly spirit that has prompted our efforts. Our shafts are lightly made and lightly thrown. If any of yon are injured, yon have not received them in the spirit of those who gathered them into the Quiver. them be to yon but gentle hints. If the garment fits, put it on. and then strive to ou gro'w it. .Is you turn over these pages, may you read between the lines some of our spirit, and feel in a larger measure the nobility and dignity of our . lima Mater; may there come to you a greater school spirit, a truer loyalty to the ll’hitc and Gold: may our humble efforts be instrumental in bringing into closer fellowship the lives of those who lunv come and gone with those who are with us still: and in the years that are to come, may you live over again in these pages, these busy, halcyon days. .1gain extending to you a hearty greeting, we place the Quiver of 1904 before you. and 'with it. the best wishes of ahr CClasB of 1905. I I 4Miss Lii.uan t;. Kimhai.i.. 6to feiffian . (Ktmfioff 6g 0tr (Rigtff «£0»nB»ng QRigl5t J peafiing anb ORigHf £iotng jE ao tnofiftcb in uo o becjxr beotre to ftnow fix fruffi £o tovx f0e fruffi anb to t’ux fUc frufB TTIJo Ike 6ccomc fo uo @o ofubcnfo an inspiration anb (3to fcadjcre an ibcaf otuarb luljxdj °Q?c mag (ftepire.r tv9Prolog We have taken five branches and spelling. We have known professionals, too. We have made our crams for stiff exams. And we've flunked, the same as you. Is there anything you have tried To raise a low per cent., )nc stab or bluff at lessons tough. But we know what it meant ? We have waited like you in the office. On forced presidential calls: We have shivered like you in the art-room, too; We have whispered like you in the halls. We have cheered with you at the side lines. We have yelled your veils with our might; We have hustled alive till half past five. Then studied like you all night. We have written a part of our life. As much as the Quivf.r would hold. To make you laugh; but the better half Is the part that we have not told. 10 .»LPrksidknt K. H. Hai.skv.Opposite we have the picture of our beloved President, Mr. Rufus H. Halsey, to whose careful guidance and permeating influence we are indebted for the constant advancement of our Normal and the wholesome sentiment pervading the student IkmI We are extremely proud of our President, and doubt if there Ik such another the states over. Succeeding to the presidency in 1800. he has proved himself eminently capable of managing the affairs of this institution, and his hand has never failed to point to a successful issue in the effort to surmount the difficulties which have from time to time beset us. He has been deeply concerned in the welfare of the students, encouraging those things which he felt were for their betterment, and yet ever vigilant for the little evils that are prone to creep in among them. Xor has his interest stopped here: it has extended to every graduate who goes out into the teaching world. Mr. Halsey’s courtesy and kindness and unfailing good cheer have won for him a way into the hearts of each and all. There is no one who has had occasion to stand before him to answer charges of misdemeanor who can complain of hasty or unjust treatment. In short, such has been his conduct that he has won the deepest respect and reverence front the students and the highest esteem from the faculty. Hut look at him. There has been nothing said that you cannot read in his face, expressed in a grander, fuller way. Words are inadequate to give a conception of the noble soul that lies behind that strong, earnest face. There are some faces that are Itcyond the skill of the photographer to reproduce. They require the sculptor or the painter: one who can sec and feel the invisible spirit and interpret it visibly. Mr. Halsey’s face is one of those. For it is only when you see him talking that his face light up with the fascinating smile wc know so well, and the like of those eyes. dark, searching, that seem to read you thru and thru, was never seen on the graven plate. Then here's to our President, upon whom devolves the task of keeping peace among the thirty and -ix other gods and goddesses whom we herewith present to you. To satisfy the curiosity of the uninitiated and to serve as a memento to those who have been ushered thru the mazes of the lesson plan, the criticism, and red ink. by her guiding hand, wc present to you the likeness of Miss Rose C. Swart, ottr much esteemed supervisor of practice. Who has not felt stronger and more able to cope with difficulties after a few moments of inspiring conversation with her? No one could he more just and considerate, yet she is all this under a stress of work that would discourage a less indomitable spirit. Yes. engrave those features on your memory, and some day. as you face a mob of unruly youngsters, the image of that strong, commanding face will return to you. and you will say. “God bless Miss Swart." Yes. follow her teachings well, for the time will come, in spite of her oft-repeated assertions, when it will be impossible to see her. It is she. Miss Emily F. Webster, head of the Department of Mathematics. who upon her door has placed the sign. "Enter ye not except ye conn-at the appointed hour.” for she i business-like in all her ways. You may find her at almost any hour in her room, struggling with some class who arc desperately endeavoring to compute the area of "the little red hen.” Her kindly face and the merry twinkle in her eye lnrspcak truly the warm heart she has for all and how deeply she i' interested in the welfare of the students and the Normal. When a few years have elapsed and you think back on those things which have aided the most in making you what you are. you will all have reason to bless Mt s Webster for the training received during these years, and will appreciate, as you never can now. how much she is doing for us all. Herewith we present to you the portrait of Mr. I.ydon W. Briggs, our Treasurer, anti Instructor in Civics and School 1-aw. Mr. Brigg- is the oldest member of the faculty and yet, if perchance, on a day, feeling lonesome, you scat yourself near his desk and list to his mild and heating joshing, and watch the play of smiles and the merry twinkle of his eye. you will concur with me in saying that he is old in years only. It is reported, upon good authority, that Mr. Briggs has resigned his position to accept a position as principal of a school for boys in South Africa. As is well known. Mr. Briggs is a woman-hater. and we wish him success in his new work, a work for which he has been longing for years. 13Calliope is out of date, and in her stead Miss Harriet E. Clark presides over dramatic poetry here at Oshkosh. The poor mortal who offends her bv being late with a declamation must offer up a "message to Garcia.” In complete statements she trains ns to read, and in complete statements to declaim. She occasionally teaches a class in penmanship for a quarter, when she feels there is need of it. She is a much-traveled lady, and has delighted ib with many tales of foreign lands. Oshkosh proudly | oint$ to her and declares, “She is one of my alumna-." Here you see the familiar features of one whose favorite exhortation is, “When translating Latin, do come down to twentieth century English.” I don't know her nationality, but. judging from her appearance and her speech. I should say that she is Norwegian. Her name would seem to indicate that my surmises are correct. Everyone acknowledges that she is the wittiest of our faculty. Now. if you have any extra cats which you wish to be treated kindly, pray .don’t send them to Mr. Fling by mistake, but ship them to Miss Mary I'. Apthorp, Latin Department. Oshkosh Normal. 7 would were a pointer for the soke of her who led. A feeling guide, with referential tread ' Miss Harriet Cecil Magee, a wee little lady with a gentle, sweet smile, presides over the dominions of Normal art. Into her territory come the district school pupil who has never had drawing, the training department gradttale who has had it all his life, and the ex-school teacher who has taught drawing but has never "had it.” Yet. with grace and confidence, the instructor meets all itt one class, and all arc willing to strive that they may follow with the dainty little guide who leads them cheerfully thru the paths of art. There is no profession in which enthusiasm is so much in demand as in teaching. Of inestimable value is that man who can instill into us zeal and love for our work. Therefore, to Walter C. Hewitt, our Conductor of Institutes and Instructor in School Management, be honor and reverence for ever and ever. Forty-five minutes under his instruction suffices to imbue us with such a love for teaching that we can but marvel at the man. No wonder that his fame as an institute conductor has gone abroad into every corner f ibis state. How the inspiring personality of a teacher urges a class to greater exef tion is daily demonstrated by Miss Josephine Henderson in the Department of Rhetoric. Each recitation the members of the rhetoric class receive inspiration for a new "installment.” by forty-five minutes in the presence of their instructor. With her calm, stately grace and subdued enthusiasm she makes the students of her classes strive to bring themselves to the standard of her excellence. Truly, "a noble woman hath a great influence; but if she be handsome, too, she worketh wonders.” 14 14 . Let me ask who does not enjoy meeting our l’rofessor of Physics. Mr. Adolphus H. Sage. No one can meet him and not feel the personal magnetism of a good character—a character which not only itself tends toward higher ideals of thought and being, but ever inspires others to right habits of thinking and acting. Mr. Sage always expects and believes everyone is doing his best, and not tor a moment docs he lose confidence in the ability of his students, and as a result, not for a moment do they get discouraged and cease doing their best. Every one of them strives to live up to the ideal of their instructor, thus realizing the words of Van Dyke, posted in the laboratory, "To be glad of life because it gives you a chance to live and to work and to look up to the stars; to be content with your possessions, but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them.” Take a walk about 6:oo o’clock any of these fine mornings over on Jack • on street, and you will find Mr. Goddard, our Chemistry and Nature Study teacher, with sleeves rolled tip and wearing a large straw hat. down on his knees among his sauerkraut plants and cucumbers. Or you may find him hanging over the fence discussing the weather and the crops with Mr. Fling, who farms in an adjoining lot. Or you may find him over in the vicinity of Van Dyne, peering among the foliage of the trees for some specimen of the cat-bird or the mud-hen. Perhaps it is from his love for the feathered songsters that Mr. Goddard imbibes the melody and sweetness which he imparts to those songs with which we are so often favored. Mr. Goddard is another example of what enthusiasm for one’s work will accomplish. To every graduate of the Oshkosh Normal there comes a time in which to meet Miss Lillian ( . Kimball. By those students whom she has led to become masters of English, for such must each one be. she is admired and respected as the woman whose wonderful command of language at first appalled them, and who. later, as their ideal, so enlisted their best efforts that they acquired a facility of which they never deemed themselves capable. Among the Normalites she is famed tor the justness and fairness of her treatment of all. By us. the class of 1905. she is loved as the dearest woman, our truest friend, and wisest counselor, as our ideal toward which we shall ever strive but never hope to attain: as the woman whom we so loved that we bestowed U|K»n her the highest honor within our (tower to bestow, with the fervent wish that it were greater honor. Wireless telegraphy and mental telepathy are in their infant state. We would that they were so perfected that we might gain Mr. Frederick R. Glow’s Harvard-got knowledge of economies and history by merely gaxing at him long ami fixedly. Some of us would even be content to gaze upon the little bag which he carries, had that the power to give us half that it contains. He drills us in debate and. as judge of debates, is sought far and wide. His marginal utility is. therefore, incommensurable with his students’ production of incon vcrliblc token papers, for the marking of which he requires a seignorage of seventy-five per cent. Here is the face of Miss Ellen F. P. Peake, one who is dear to us all. from the little Freshman making his ltook rejx rts for library readings to the hoary Senior delving amid the musty volumes of American and English literature. Many are the students who have been led to a deeper appreciation of literature by her great knowledge of the subject, coupled with her love and enthusiasm for it. Miss Peake is the personification of patience and tireless endeavor. Her most striking characteristics are her gentleness and quiet dignity of manner. Her affectionate disposition is manifested by her devotion to her pet dog. Paddy. Every afternoon she takes hint out on a string for a ramble down Lincoln avenue. As an entertainer, none can excel her. and her English custom of serving tea at 5:00 o'clock is much appreciated by her faculty friends. 15Wouldn’t you like to 15. Mack Dresden, our instructor in German? If you were, you would never need to refer to “Britannica," for Mr. Dresden is a walking cyclopedia himself and knows something about everything. You would also he in great demand as a judge, for he acts in that capacity more than any other member of the faculty. Everybody seems to appreciate his wealth of knowledge. Mr. Dresden is the type of the well-balanced man. There is nothing that he cannot do. from eating a doughnut (which is his favorite article of diet) to training for a play or debate, in either of which he can't he beat. He takes great interest in things in and about the Normal, and is ever ready to extend a helping hand. Behold our deep-voiced, buxom, bald-headed teacher of bugology and catology, etc.. Mr. Harry R. Fling. You will notice how we have grouped these three together. It was out of sympathy for their tender feelings in regard to a little s|K t ordinarily kept under a hat. in order that they might not show up in the light of contrast. Mr. Fling is at present using another new hair restorer and piick moustache grower. If successful, he will become agent for its sale among the other gentlemen members of the faculty. Prof. Ming and Miss Apthorp are directly opjjosed as to the use of cats. The one makes | ets of them, the other, hash. Mr. Fling is an advocate of a course in bluffing here in the Normal, deeming it a very necessary part of any school teacher's equipment. Now, see here, my g« od people, this is Mr. Frank K. Mitchell, head of the Department of Geography and Geology. His name and fame have long l een spread abroad in all the lands of the world thru the invention of the wonderful pendent gloln . and will soon Ik shouted far and wide thru the folding megaphone. From time to time rumors have reached us that he intended leaving us. We sincerely hope, however, that they are but rumors. Mr. Mitchell is one of those great teachers who possess the power to teach much and well without an unreasonable amount of work on the part of the student. He has lately invested in a Jersey cow. and a line horse with which he takes the lady members of the faculty and young women of the school out driving. Miss Katherine S. Alvord. associate in Latin and History, needs no exposition of her enduring qualities. She well deserves the epithet. “Little friend of all the world." In her we see a constant and a willing helper, a diligent worker, and an enthusiast in all her lines. It is not too much to say that these lines extend over every subject in the curriculum, for there are few she has not taught. Even cold does not act as a damper on her ardor, for it is a well-known fact that, altho the usual temperature of her room is fifty-four degrees, she is always at her post and never fails to greet her many callers with a warm and sunny smile. It is she. Ella G. Parmele. who presides over the domains that lie beyond the swinging green baize door, and who from her lookout in the center of the reading room, watches with eager eye lest some indolent student idly fritter away his time in idle gossip. Miss Parmele possesses unbounded knowledge of the library, for she knows the title, place on the shelf and content of nearly every ! ook. Looking at her hen-scratching on some of the orders for books. 1 tear you would never know that she can write ltcautifully. "What book did you say. please?" she asks of an inquirer and. with sprightly little steps and a sidewise tilt of her head, she hurries away to the shelf for the hook. 16Ili-holci in Miss Edna Carter, assistant in Physics and Mathematics, the future inhabitant of two little cottars at present building on the campus. N’o one seems to know the purpose of these buildings, but rumor has it that she is going to move them to the lake to start up a peanut and lemonade stand. You would never think, to look upon Miss Carter’s calm, peaceful face and gentle manner, that she is a great enthusiast. There arc three things of which she is passionately fond. In the first place she is a golf-player, at one time holding the city championship. Secondly, she delights to while away her leisure hours in whittling. lastly, she is a great lover of scientific research, especially of radium. All remember the little dark-room to which we took our way in order that we might peep at the particle of radium which she patiently exhibited to us. Miss Mary 1. McFaddcn. Associate Supervisor of Practice, needs no introduction. How many times, while coming down the main stairway, has our social chat been interrupted by her authoritative tones, “Girls, there should l c no talking in the corridors. How can I work with so much noise outside?” But thinking of her as a human being. not as a policeman, her canny questions and thoughtful replies reveal the fact that she is Scotch. Miss McFadden is a fluent conversationalist, which explains the frequent calls of her young nu-n practice teachers, ami of a certain worthy member of our faculty whose presence gives her office a cool edge. Some time when you gel lost amid the intricate passages of the lower tl«K»r. you may accidentally find yourself before the entrance to a commodious, well-lighted room, in which are numerous benches covered with little toy-wagons. sleds, clocks, etc. This is our Manual Training Department, established two years ago and presided over by Mr. L. I- Summers. He is about to start one of the largest summer schools for manual training in the state, consisting of two buildings, each iox 12, having a window, a door, and a shingled roof. We have every reason to feel proud of the success of our manual training instructor. He is a skillful workman, and his careful instruction and management have drawn students from all parts of the state. This is the man of the x. y. and z. and our athletic enthusiast. We who have enjoyed the sweets of victory and suffered the pangs of defeat with him. know Mr. Walter F. Coolidge as a true sportsman and a jolly good fellow, a man we all like to have with us on a trip. To the faculty ladies he is known as a very handsome young man whom their charms were insufficient to capture. There is a melancholy, dejected look on his face, which is unnatural to the-man. It is easily understood, however, when you know that his wife had been away nearly a week when this photograph was taken. Upon the rostrum it became necessary to seat him away back in the corner, owing to the fact that his wonderful head of hair so aroused the envy of Mr. Ming. Mr. Dresden, and others, that there was much danger of an attempt at wool-gathering on their part. Attention! Face right! and gaze upon the features of the mistress of the Gymnasium. Miss Grace L. Shepardson. She looks very mild-mannered and good-natured, doesn't she? Well, she is, and she can't help it. in spite of her oft-repeated assertions that she is going to Ik- cross, and her desperate, fitful attempts at it. But the dear girl, she ought not to try. There is nothing that could be more out of place than a cross-looking, disagreeable teacher at the head of a gymnastic class, shouting out the commands. Perhaps there are very few who have more to vex them than Miss Shepardson. yet she den-s her best to treat all with equal fairness. In matters social, she is Miss Downing’s able assistant. 17Away up on the third floor in a queer, little room dwells a queer, little man with a queer, little name —Mr. Lonna D. Arnett You always go to his class feeling confident that you will be able to recite. Mr. Arnett is a trifle bashful at first, but it soons wears off, and everybody feels at home. The first thing you know you arc talking about some question of a concept or a judgment. Me doesn't say much; you say a great deal, and think a great deal more. Yoti don’t know how he does it, yet you seem to get somewhere. You leave the class with a feeling of having acquired something. You soon learn to love the mail, even for his quaint ways and mannerisms of speech. It is always necessary to have one member of the faculty to do the social end. Such a task is allotted our musical director. Miss Adclyn S. Downing, who. with her general attractiveness and magnificent voice, effects many conquests among the townspeople. Many of them—the men, I mean—arc under physician’s care for cracked hearts. ’T is sad that there is such devastation, and we would urge upon the fair director the necessity of going a little easy, at least stringing the victims out a trifle so that there lie enough to last. The one distinguishing feature of Miss Downing’s classes is that the first row of scats is always occupied by the young gentlemen. This is our new professor of Psychology. Mr. Maurice II. Small. Me also gives a course in outline and note-hook writing, extending over four quarters. In the third quarter, he outlines the ear and eye and oesophagus. Anyone wishing a recipe for concentration should see Mr. Small at once. He can so concentrate his mind upon a subject that his head falls forward, his eyes close, his arms hang limp at his side, and at intervals strange sounds, as of the grating of rusty hinges, issue from his ported lips. Yes, and so deep is his meditation that he must lie spoken to several times in order to bring him back to a realization of his surroundings. If you have any difficulty in keeping your attention on but one thing at a time, you should make haste to try Mr. Small's true and never-failing recipe. Miss Kdna B. Lowd, the youthful assistant in the Art Department, has been with us but a short time, yet her praises are sung thruotit the school. Quietly and unassumingly she goes aliout her work, giving directions firmly and definitely, in her low. calm voice. The clear-cut. regular features show earnestness, frankness, stability, and resolution. It is with regret that we learn that Miss Lowd will not Ik- with us next year, as she returns to Pratt Institute to pursue further the study of art. When she goes she will take with her the best wishes of every one for a brilliant career in the work she has chosen, and we all confidently look forward to a time when we shall be proud to say that we studied drawing under Miss I-owd at Oshkosh Normal in 1904. This is not a Freshman, but Miss Annie I- Rooney, assistant in Elocution and English, who joined the faculty last fall. Her experiences have been varied. She has what is commonly called a "crush,” for she passionately adores the head of the Rhetoric Department. She has frequently been taken for a student. Once, while she was talking in the corridor, a Senior gentleman stepped up and said, “My dear girl, you must not talk in the corridors.” However, don’t think her youthfulness a detriment to her teaching. One day, while discussing with Mr. Luke Burns her criticism on his rendition of an Irish selection, she said, “You arc evidently not Irish, and it takes an Irishman to do that selection justice.” Evidently, she is not Irish, for all her name. For further information, apply to Joe Mortimer. I I 4 I I I r I I t 1 1 18Have you seen Miss Jennie G. Marvin, principal and critic of the Grammar Department, respected by the practice teacher for her prompt, businesslike ways, and loved by every student for whom she has paved the way into the Normal. Miss Marvin renders the institution an inestimable service by inculcating into every graduate of her department, a code of sentiments that makes them thoroly in touch with the affairs of the Normal. One of her lx st known characteristics is her desire for fair play, and one of her most frequent remarks is, “1 will sift this matter to the bottom.” Again, she is a woman who is closely in sympathy with the interests and amusements of her l oys and girls, as is voiced in the words of one of them, who said. “Aunt Jennie is all right; she knows what the kids like.” The latest acquisition to our faculty is Miss Lizzie M. Arnold, as assistant critic and teacher in the grammar grades. Miss Arnold's home is in Oshkosh. She is a graduate of the Normal, to which training she has added a course at Wisconsin University, and several years of experience as a teacher. She comes to us from Indianapolis, where she has been teaching for the past three years. We sincerely hope that Miss Arnold will find the work here both pleasant and congenial. Already several grammar room pupils have been heard to make remarks highly complimentary. Of her upon whom devolves the task of managing such an unruly set of youngsters as those of “Intermediate" age, is required an unusual amount of determination and executive ability. It is well for Miss Adelaide M. Parsons that she possesses these characteristics. It has been rightly said of her that she is a woman who could run anything. You can read it in her features. In the school-room she wears a brisk, business-like air. and in all cases of misdemeanor is very stem. Her practice teachers are very devoted. When asked why. they say. "Oh. I don’t know, but she is lovely.” Never was there such a popular critic teacher as Miss Grace Mead, of the Second Primary Department. Being a practice teacher is but an excuse to spend much time in her very artistic room. Never before was there such a combination of good nature and common sense. Children and practice teachers all seem to imbibe her spirit and enthusiasm, and everything moves on happily, resulting in an unusual number of “Exccllents” in her department. Ix ng may she remain. Miss Mead! At least, until we. the Junior class, have had our practice work. It is Miss Elizabeth Stevens, the little lady front Connecticut, who presides over the First Primary Department. Miss Stevens has a firm, yet sympathetic, way with the children, which wins their love and inspires them to their best efforts. The practice teachers are loud in their praises of her. After a quarter with a class in her department, they begin to feel that practice work is not a disagreeable, but rather a pleasant task, after all. She has a way in dealing with them which gives them confidence in themselves. Accordingly, their classes arc so successfully conducted that we find a large number of them reaching the high standard of "Excellent.” 19Some day when the spirit of exploration is upon you, take your way into the gymnasium, turn upon your right-hand down a narrow passageway, and you will come to a pleasant, commodious room which, judging from the size of the seats, you would think a dwelling-place of "Brownies.” This i« the domain of Miss Faye Henley, director of Kindergarten since last September. She is a woman who thoroughly understands kindergarten methods, and is deeply in sympathy with the feelings and the troubles of the little ones. At present there is a larger attendance in this department than ever before. We all look to a large number of successful kindergarten teachers being turned out into the world to do honor to the White and Gobi. This iv Miss Clara K. Marvin, our clerk and stenographer, and faithful assistant to Mr. Sim Murphy in his various duties pertaining to the management of the institution. Miss Marvin possesses an authority greater than any mcmltcr of the faculty except the President, for she can call a student from any class at any time. One of her most onerous duties is responding to the calls of the telephone. She is very conscientious and painstaking in all her labors. The patience and cheerfulness with which she complies with our slightest requests has made Miss Marvin a general favorite. Many arc the students who have l een called to her to account for a few unexcused absences, who have gone on their way rejoicing. livery good story has a pleasant conclusion, "and they lived happily ever after." Therefore we have reserved for the closing chapter of our simple annals. just the sweetest, sunniest, happiest creature we could find, our Assistant Librarian, Miss Lucy A. Potter. Some arc famed for one thing and some for another, hut to all Xormalitcs Miss Potter is famed for her kindliness. She has a habit, however, which keeps her wings from sprouting, and which is rather provoking at times. Every afternoon at five-fifteen she breaks in upon our quiet study with the whirring of her strident alarm clock, and if that fails to rouse us to departure, we hear her voice in accents firm, saying, “closing time." ($n (ftpprccififton. to fttx cBccrfuffg. to faBor fattBfuffg. to strive BopefutYg to oce in cocrg otubent unfinoum poootBiiitteo. anb lo cub eocrg otubent to attain Bto BigBeot betxfopment—to Bane a fiinb tBougBt for aff. anb a toorb of encourage ment for eacB“to set t8« rewarbo of tBe spirituaf against tBe return of (Be temporal’-anb to 6e a gutbc to us now. anb an inspiration to u at wag :— Bi «o tBe taofi requiring atT H af to otrongcof. 6roabeot. anb noSfest in cfiaracter— tljto to tlx taofi accompltoBcb 8g Our Sacuftg. 20 9.1 Senior Class PrfUtmi.....................................John W. Kilkv Yut Prtttdtm! ...... Kobknt W. Adams St rttarr...................................Km ma L. SaXTON Trtatmrtr.....................................Lv» F. Bunns To Ye Haughty Juniors and Ye Erstwhile lambkins of the Sophomore and Freshman Classes: For the guidance of yourselves, the exaltation of ourselves, and the welfare of all. we deem it fitting that our pearly achievements, inherent characteristics, and peculiar experiences be set before you. We know a certain saying which mentions pearls, but confidence in your appreciative powers makes all allusion to it unwarranted. If you think you detect ambiguity in our remarks, a personal communication via wireless telegraphy will lx safest for you. The class of 1904 has had experiences many and varied. The individual members recall no irrational struggles with gas when Freshmen—electricity and their ingenious self-confidence saved them. Otherwise, during the first two years, their career was similar to that of others. It was left to them as Juniors to "blossom forth as a June Rose.” Recruits who joined the ranks then added wit, intelligence, and beauty. The record for that year is evidence sufficient, and will long be remembered. They themselves have vivid recollections of Latin, with its many wean-hours of prose, and a threatening 74—; rhetoric with “condition” as an apparition walking ever beside them; professional arithmetic, with its horrid possibilities of a “third term": and economics, with its problems in farming. Some can see themselves in the inspector's office explaining why Wednesday seemed Tuesday: others, excusing themselves before the throne with an “I forgot,” because rhetoricals came at 11 :o5- But these arc individual memories. The achievements of the class of 1904 as a class have been so astounding, so phenomenal, that today the summit of Mount Everest. O ye ambitious novices, would lx- more easily attained than the standard of this class. But do not despair. Their sympathies arc with you. so much so that the Senior Study attracts many of your noble youths, and many Senior knights exercise their chivalric spirit in the Ladies’ Study. Thus it is that the class of 1904 evinces not merely class spirit, but entire school spirit. The Seniors have two personalities: one during business hours, and one during recreation minutes, albeit the hours may lx long and few, the minutes short and many. Observe a type of the Senior superbus 1904 during these times. The hours see him grave and serious in countenance. lie feels the accumulated burdens of consultation periods, meetings, appointments, and formulae of procedure. His walk is deliberate, his look a longing for the far-distant future, his method calm and mathematical. The timid Freshman, the important Soph, and the saucy Junior all encounter his sage advice. Suddenly a minute dispels the cloud of threatening pessimism, and he is possessed of a joviality which enables him to tell a story even in the presence of a Pojx and St. Peter. The Senior class is a conglomeration of cosmopolites and contradictions unprecedented. The Field is large. They can point to Marshall and Hamilton. Lewis and Clark : poets. Burns. Riley, and Gray ; martyrs, Ford, Murphy, and Holt—to River Falls. Not susceptible to bribes, they have a Price: strict grammarians, they have Vcn(d)t; multi-sectarian, they have a Pope. O'Connor. O'Keefe! There is no end to it. with Pepper for spice. Thus Providence has wonderfully constituted the class. Truly, you shall not look upon our like again. 22A Toast to the Seniors We've met with many student bands before. .-hid some of 'em was tine and some was not; Senior. Junior, Freshman, Sophomore— Hut you Seniors are the finest o' the lot. Xo matter what’s on foot, you fall in line, IVithout complaint, respond to every call. Ii’en tho you’re roasted oft in prose and rhyme, And have horrid luck at playing basket-ball. So ’cre’s to you. worthy Seniors of the class of 19O4; You’re weary note ;with study, so we’ll praise you all the more: But reward to you is coming, and if you do not mind. We’ll get you all positions, the best that we can find. You’ve met and won the Regents stern and shrewd: For all your bluffs and flunks you've made amends. And for other deeds to which we’ll not allude. Yet still you're hanging ’round for recommends. Xow. what to every Junior makes you dear Is the novel Exposition that you planned; 'Twas the gayest entertainment of the year. And as hosts you are the finest in the land. Then 'ore’s to you, ;worthy Seniors, and your sweethearts and your chums. Our orders was to toast you. and that is how it comes That you’re smi'ing now and thinking. "How those Juniors do adore The loyal, royal Seniors of the class of 1904." Monica Kenny, Oshkosh, Wis "Enjoy the spring of love and youth. To some good angel leave the rest; For time will teach thee soon the truth. ‘There are no birds in last year’s nest’." . English-Scientific Marcaret K. Si'tton, Oshkosh, Wis Mini) School Graduate. "Don't say one thing and mean another." . English-Scientific Marcaret Chichester, l)e Perc. Wis Utke Forest College Student. ")’ou wear too much expression in your face." One-Year Professional Mou.if. A. Peterson. Wcyattwega, Wis High School Graduate. “Pul away your Quiet manner, little Mollie; Innocence is very good stuff. Hut you will surely have to bluff. When you meet the Regents. Mollie." . English-Scientific Mary Aones O’Keefe, Oshkosh, Wis President of Browning Club. "Thy danger chiefly lies in acting well; Xo crime’s so great as daring to excel." . English-Scientific Josephine, Oshkosh, Wis High School Graduate. Member of Art Loan Club. “Xever murmur nor repine: Strive in thy humble sphere to shine." I.atin 23Henry Emmett, Barton, Wis.,........................................................English-Scientific Graduate West Bend High School. Member of Phoenix, Y. M. C. A. Milwaukee Debater 1904. "young men. on entering life, should be neither too shy nor loo hold." Ai.ta L. Pepper, Waupun, Wis.......................................................English-Scientific Graduate of Kilbourn High School. Member of Alcthean. Y. W. C. A.. Glee Club. Quiver Staff 1903 Advance Staff 1903. "Learn to wear a sober phis.” Sadie A. Lewis, Marinette Wis., ...................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Lyceum. Glee Club. Y. W. C. A. "Sh! Speak softly, lest some one hear you.” O. P. Sphoenwetter, Juneau, Wis., . . . . English Scientific ami Manual Training High School Graduate. Member of Oratorical Association. Athletic Association. Philakean. Phoenix-Philakean Debater 1904. Poet of Normal Advance 1902. “Wed. or cease to woo." Ellen Barbara, McDonald, Oconto. Wis.,.............................................English-Scientific Member of Lyceum. "Oh. thou lover of the feathered race, who fain would'st knotv their language, listen to the language of the heart of man." Ii ki.i.a D. Ray, Medina. Wis......................................................English-Scientific Graduate of Horicon High School. Member of Lyceum. Y. W. C. A Phoenix-Lyceum Debater 1904. "Work with all the speed and intensity you can ‘without bursting your head." Myrtle C. Johnson, Winncconnc, Wis..............................................................Latin Graduate Battle Creek. Mich., High School. Member Alcthean. President of Y. W. C. A. "Ay free, aff han’. your story tell. When wi’ a bosom crony: Hut still keep something to yourseV. Ye’ll scarcely tell to ony.” J. Edward Trklrvkn, Omro, Wis..................................................................German High Sclu l Graduate. Member of German Circle, Browning Club, Y. W. C. A .Public Speaking Club. Oratorical Association. Advance Staff. President of Phoenix. Phoenix-Philakean Debater 1903. Inter-State Debater 1904. "The proper study of mankind is man." N'ki.i.ik D. Roche, Oshkosh, Wis................................................................Latin Training Department Graduate. "Hide not thy light under a bushel." John ., Bloom City, Wis...................................................English-Scientific Graduate Richland Center High School. Member of Art Loan Club. Public Speaking Club. Oratorical Association. President of Senior Class. President of Philakean. Vice President of Inter-State Debating Teams of 1903 and 1904. Editor-in-Chicf of 1903 Quiver. “The lecture platform is thy sphere. I There thy feeling, silver longue shall move Mankind to laughter or to tears.” Cora E. Heeeernan. Shirley. Wis.....................................................English-Scientific Graduate of Green Bay High School. Member of Alcthean. Artist of 1902 Quiver. “Study to be quiet. I.pella V. Robinson. Wausau, Wis................................................................German Graduate Kaukauna High School. Mcmtier of Art Loan Club. Y. W. C. A. “The square of x is .r ." 24■ t r Tkki.even. Emmett. Pepper. SCHOENWBTTKR. MacDonald. Lewis. Johnson. Kay. Kochk. Heffkknan. Koiunson. 25 ——— Mabel E. Van Gilder, Omro, Wis...............................................................German High School Graduate. Member of German Circle, Y. W. C. A., Art Loan Club. Advance Staff. "Be less modest and make those of eoarser mold feel more at ease." Agnes Groves Storie, Ioxli, Wis..................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. “Conceal yoursef as we el’s ye can Frac critical dissection; But keek thro’ etfry other man Wi’ sharpened, sly inspection." Bertha M. Rakow, Brandon, Wis., . German High School Graduate. Member of German Circle. "Remember this -world, though it he not the best. Is the next to the best you may ever attain." John Christopiierson, Hayton, Wis.,................................................English-Scientific Graduate of Chilton High School. Member of Philakcan, Glee Club, Athletic Association. President of V’. M. C. A. Manager of 1903 foot-ball team. Assistant Business Manager of Quiver 1903. Philakean-Lyccum Debater in i XM-"Cheer up, it may not be true." May Bkknardine Hemlock. Marinette, Wis.,........................................... :nglish-Scientific St. Mary’s Academy. Marinette. Member of Art Loan Club. "Let thy ways ever lead thee far from the noisy thorofares of life." Adolph Ruehl, South Germantown, Wis.,..............................................English-Scientific Valparaiso Normal School. Indiana. Member of Lyceum. Lyceum-Philakcan Debater in 1904. "Remember, thou art not a beardless ye uth. Bear well thy dignity and honor truth." Beverly F. Adams, Cambria, Wis., . .............................linglisli-Scicntific Graduate of Portage High School. Member of Phoenix. Y. M. C. A. Philakcan-Phoenix Debater in 1904. “ ’T is sweet to lore; but oh. how bitter... To love a girl, and then not git her." Harrietts Poktkrfjkld, Marinette, Wis.,............................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Art Loan Club. President of Y. V. C. A. Organization Kditor of Quiver 1903. Vice-President of Lyceum. " pray thee, cease thy counsel. Which falls into mine ears as profitless .■Is -water in a sieve." Crystal May Bartlett, Omro. Wis.,..................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Y. V. C. A. “Remain innocent, stick to your faith, and keep your conscience as clear as Crystal." Emma L. Saxton, Sparta, Wis.,......................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Advance Staff. Y. W. C. A., Art Loan Club. Inter-State Debating Team. President of Alcthcan. "The more your looks, your lips, express. The more you sigh, he’ll sigh the less: Till he proposed. I’d ne'er confess." Bessie R. Parish, Oshkosh. Wis.....................................................................German Training School Graduate. "’T is love that makes the world go round.” F. Charles Bohlson, Oshkosh. Wis...................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Philakcan. Athletic Association. Philakean-Lyccum Debater in 1904. "Young man, it’s a critical thing to go Exactly right with a lady in tow; But when you are in the proper track Just go ahead and never look back." 26Pa kish. Bartlett. Boh t.son. Stokik. Saxton. Hkmi.ock. Rakow. Van Gilder. Porterfield. Adams. Rukiil. Chkistopiikkson. 27 : nglish -Scientific Grace La Vergxe Wood, Brandon, Wis.,............................................. High School Graduate. Member of Alethean. V. W. C. A., Frowning Club. "Don't spend nil your money for Carter's writing fluid." George G. Price, Oakficld, Wis...................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. President of Lyceum. Oratorical Association. Member of Quiver Staff 1902, V. M. C. A. Artist of Advance 1900-1903. "Blushing better becomes a maiden." Carrie Xelson, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., . ............................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Lyceum. V. W. C. A. "When he is contrary, sing to him; your voice would charm the savageness out of a bear." Nellie M. Ruel, De Perc, Wis.....................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Phoenix. "The important business of your life is love." H. Rowland Halsey. Oshkosh. Wis..................................................Latin anil German Training Department Graduate. President of Phoenix 1903. Member of Athletic Association. Y. M. C. A.. Foot-ball Team. German Circle. Editor of Quiver 1 902. Debater in Phoenix-Lyccum Debate 1902. "Expect to change the falling dine to diamonds by your shill. Hut ne'er expect, whate'er you do. woman to change her will." Joseph A. Mortimer, Chilton, Wis., . ..................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. President of Glee Club. Vice-President of Philakean. Secretary of Inter-Normal Oratorical lasigue. Member of Athletic Association. Stevens Point Debater in 1903. "Don't try to siring the Irish." Anna Ii.ive Olson. Manitowoc, Wis..............................................................Latin High School Graduate. Member of Art Loan Club. "When you face a difficulty, never let it stare you out of countenance." Helene E. Emmett. Barton. Wis....................................................English-Scientific Graduate of West Bend High School. Member of Y. W. ('. Y. Phoenix. Art Gan Club. “Don't try to account fur anything." Barney A. Sciioenwktter. Juneau, Wis.............................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Memlier of Y. M. C. A.. German Circle. Athletic Association. Oratorical Association. Public Speaking Club.Quiver Staff 1903. Vice-President Philaksan. Milwaukee Debater in 1904. "Avoid greatness: in a cottage there maybe found more real happiness than kings enjoy in palaces." AN.xii B. Monroe. Pond lu I«ac.. Wis Graduate of Oakficld High ScIkmiI. "Keeping everlastingly at it brings success." R. Anna Gray. Lamartine. Wis . E nglish -Scientific Onkfield and Marshall. Minn.. High Schools. Member of P.mwning (Tub. Assistant Editor of Advance. Critic in Alclluan. “To thy husband's will Thine own submit. He over thee Shall rule." John P Ford, Rosemlale. Wis.............................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Memlier of Phoenix. Public Speaking Club. Treasurer of Oratorical Association. Assistant Business Manager of Advance. "Think much, and hold your tongue; beware of speechifying." Ei.iZAitETii Harrow, Fargo, North Dakota............................................................German Memlier of Browning Club. Normal School Pianist. " .earn to do one thing better than anything else. Sever mind spelling and mental arithmetic, for music is your forte." 28 f 1 T I 1 I .! Dak row. Prick. For d. Gray. Olson. Halsey. SCHOKN WKTTKK. Nelson. Monroe. Emmett. Wood. Mortimer. Ruki.. 1 20Ellen E. Dougherty, Fond du Lac, Wis.,...........................................................Latin High School Graduate. Member of Oratorical Association, German Circle, Browning Club. Vice-President of Phoenix. Poet of Quiver Staff 1903. Manager of Senior Foot-ball Team. "Stop laughing for a moment, for would talk with you.” George H. Holt, Oshkosh, Wis........................................................English-Scientific Won second place in local Oratorical Contest in 1903 and represented the School at Plattcville in 1904. "Knoudedge and wisdom are far from being one; they hare oft-times no connection.” Minnie E. Pope, Weyamvega, Wis., . English-Scientific High School Graduate. "Be not overhasty to rid yourself of your ecclesiastical dignity." Emma W. Sciiwantes, Two Rivers. Wis.................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. "As thou lot's! the pencil, use it well. What it may bring thee no one can foretell Maiile E. Conant, Lake Geneva, Wis...............................................................Latin High School Graduate. Member of Lyceum. Secretary of the Oratorical Association. “The kind of tongue that husbands relish most is modern, boiled, and served upon a plate.” Luke F. Burns. Gcveland. Wis........................................................English-Scientific Graduate of Manitowoc High School. Member of Oratorical Association Vice-President of Lyceum. "0 Bums, bedad! You’re a fine Irish lad; But. ere you carve your name. On the temple of fame. You must curb your wild Irish ways." Eu' aiieth Ellen Field, Seymour, Wis...........................................................Latin Graduate West De Pcrc High School. Member of Lyceum. "You can never learn to fiddle by watching the fiddler." Helen Elizabeth Miller, Rhinelander, Wis.,........................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Alethean. Glee Club. Mandolin Club. German Circle. "To be merry best becomes thee, for out of question, thou were born in merry hour.” Laura McAllester, Oshkosh. Wis.................................................................Latin "Let not yourself be guided by your heart, but by your understanding.” Ernst Erbach. Sheboygan. Wis......................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of German Circle. Athletic Association. Foot-ball Team. "Cease thy jabbering, thou incorrigible spouting Dutchman." Flora Mae Carncross. Lodi, Wis.. . German High School Graduate. Member of Lyceum. German Circle, Y. W. C. A. "Search not for truths too deeply hid.” Robert W. Adams, Cambria, Wis.......................................................Manual Training Graduate Portage High School. Mcml cr of Art I.oan Club, Oratorical Association. Vice-President of Phoenix. Treasurer of S. C. A. Vice-President of Senior Class. Member of Advance Staff. "She has two eyes, so soft and broum. Take care! She gives a side glance and looks d0:011. Bctoare! Betvare! Trust her not, she is fooling thee! 30I t 1 ► MC ALI. ESTER. Pope. Dougherty. Field. Caknckoss. Mh.i.kk. Schwa ntrs. Coxa st. Eruach. Adams. Holt. Burns. 31 Louis I". St. Peter, Oconto, Wis...................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Phoenix, Oratorical Association. Advance Staff 1903. President of Glee Club. “Ach! Louis. lixcrcise a little judgment." Vesta Lou Tibiutts, Hinghani. Wis..................................................English-Scientific Member of Art Loan Club. “Laugh and grow fat." Anna Kress. Medford. Wis.......................................................................Centum Member of German Circle. "Never strike sail to a fear. Come into port grandly, or sail with Cod the seas." Anna ( Olson, Marinette. Wis..................................................................German High School Graduate. "If you enjoy life, why. the next thing to do Is to see that another enjoys his life loo." Jennie E. Starling. Berlin. Wis.................................................................Latin High School Graduate. Member of Art Loan Club. Glee Club, Phoenix. “Don't refuse an hour’s pleasure because it’s not two." Arthur S. Lang.niass. Sheboygan. Wis., ........................................................German High School Graduate. Member of German Circle, Normal Orchestra. President of Lyceum. "Girls are treacherous creatures. You cannot tell -what they will do next." I). Plugii. Rhinelander, Wis................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Phoenix. Browning Club. "Be loving and you will he loved." Mary E. Marshall, Merrill. Wis.....................................................English-Scientific Graduate Tomahawk High .School. Member of Lyceum. Glee Club. "Who knows what will happen. Patience, and shuffle the cards. Perhaps, after all. you will some day—.” Elizabeth A. Rowland, Clintonvillc, Wis............................................English-Scientific Graduate Wauptm High School. Member of Lyceum. “The earth doesn’t tremble much at your approach, but then—." Oliver M. Osborne, Ripon. Wis......................................................Manual Training Member of Glee Club. Orchestra, V. M. C. A.. President of Lyceum. “Want sense, and the world will o’erlook it; Want feeling—V will find some excuse; But if the world knoxes you want money. You 're certain to get its abuse." Minnie M. Boehm, Neenah, Wis.............................................................English-Scientific Graduate Beaver Dam High School. Member of A let hen n. German Circle. “Alack! there lies more peril in thine eye Than twenty of their sxvords." Emil Ochsnf.r, Wauniandce, Wis.,.........................................................English-Scientific Graduate Arcadia High School. Vice-President of Lyceum. “What is there in this vale of life Half so delightful as a 'wife.'" 32Pi. ugh. Kress. Marshall. Starling. Olson. Rowland. St. Pktkr. Hokum. Osbornk 33 Tiubitts. Ochsnbk. Langmass.S. Y. Mi'Ki'iiY, Oconto. Wis..........................................................English-Scientific Member of Public Speaking Club, Phoenix. President of Glee Club. President of Browning Club. Oratorical Contest in igot- "Had you been present at the ereatiou. you could haze given some useful hints as to the better ordering of the universe” Koiikkt C. Wendt, Embarrass. Wis.......................................................English-Scientific Graduate Clintonville I link School. Member of Art I»an Club. Browning Club, Public Speaking Club. President of Phoenix. Vice-President »f Oratorical ssociation. President of Self-Govenunent Committee i X 4- Kditor-iu-Chicf of 1903 Advance. Literary Editor of 1903 Quiver. Valedictorian in 1904. Winner of Inter-Normal Oratorical Contest in 1903. "When a lady's in the ease. Let every other thing give place.” Minnik Barron. Ripon, Wis..............................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. ".■Ill things come round to those who will but wait.” (iKokok Walter Hewitt, Oshkosh. Wis.................................................................Latin Training Department Graduate. Memlier of Glee Club. Athletic Association. Quiver Staff. Advance Staff of 1903. Foot-hall Team. Basket-ball Team. President of Phoenix. President of Junior Class of 1903. Phoenix-Philakcan Debater in 1903. Stevens Point Debater iu 1903. Oratorical Contest in 1003. "1.00k not mourn fully into the past. It is gone. Wisely improve the present. It is thine.” Nona Roche O'Connor, Merlin. W is.. •..................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Glee Club. Browning Club. "Mathematics, my girl, mathematics: make it your life work.” Sara Cl'RWE.n Barker. )shkosh. Wis..............................................Latin and Herman Training Department Graduate. Member of Athletic Association. German Circle. "Co home when you are sick. Don’t wait for a Halsey to send you home and another to take you home.” Xicimi as C. Schraa. Oshkosh. Wis......................................................English-Scientific Graduate Green Bay High School. Member of Lyceum, Glee Club. Athletic Association. Foot-hall Team. Manager of 1904 Track Team. "lust open your purse and come dozen -with the dust.” Katherine E. Conway. Appleton. Wis.....................................................English-Scientific Graduate Ryan High School. Member of Phoenix. "Just be your own sweet self.” Louise S. Kopplin, Appleton. Wis.......................................................English-Scientific Member of Lyceum. V. V. C. A. President of German Circle. "Vainly the suitor's eye shall mark thy distant flight. To thy love.” Mald C. Stewart. Seymour. Wis......................................................................Herman High School Graduate. Member of German Circle. President of Alethcan. "Ite good, sweet child, and let who will be clever.” C. Nachtwey. Fond dtt Lac. Wis...........................................................Latin Graduate Marshfield High School. MciuIht of Phoenix. German Circle. Oratorical Association. Artist of 1903 Quiver. "He resigned to your fate: so wise, so young, they say. can never live long—single." Edith Edwards. Columbus. Wis...........................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Phoenix. German Circle. V. V. C. A. "Take the world as it is!—if the surface be shining. Se'er rake up the sediment hidden below." 34i I ♦ » I 1 I 1 I Barbkr. Con wav. Nachtwkv. Barron. Edwards. SCHHAA. WKNDT. O’Connor. Sthwart. Hkwitt. Murphy. 36Harriet K. Davis, De Pere, Wis.,.....................................................English-Scientific 11 i«1» School Graduate. Member of Browning Club. Phoenix. Quiver Staff of 1903. Advance Staff. Junior Pcace-Pijie Orator. Senior Class Poet. " •V.v words indicate a wealth of wisdom." Bertiioi i) 15. Sciikokder. Kid. Wis......................................................(iertnan High School Graduate. Member of Glee Club. Athletic Association. I’hilakean. President of German Circle. President of the Council. Manager of 1904 Quiver. Manager of 1904 Foot-ball Team. "He that blotcelh not his own horn, the same shall not he blown." Susie May Fay. akfidd, Wis................................................................Latin High School Graduate. Member of Art Loan Club. "Look u '. and not down." A. Amy Hansen. Xecnalt. Wis..........................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. “Sol’ting is impossible to industry." Amelia Wiese. Oshkosh. Wis...........................................................English-Scientific MemlK-r of Glee Club. V. W. C. A. President of Philologian. "Smile on. Amelia: for he who laughs the most may truly boast he has the wealth of earth." Elizabeth Vernal Whalen-, Oshkosh. Wis............................................................Latin Graduate Fond tin Ltc High School. Member of Phoenix. "Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed." W. Leonard Wkntzkl. Oshkosh. W is....................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Lyceum. Captain of 1903 Foot-ball Team. "You’ll hate to hurry." Amy Ci. Clark. Oshkosh. Wis.......................................................................Latin High School Graduate. "A good jolly is worth whatever you pay for it." Charles W. Sciiwede, Sawyer. Wis..................................................................Latin Mem! er of Oratorical Association. Athletic Association. Glee Club. President of Philakcan. "A man is worth nothing in this world until he is hitched up to something other than himself." Emma Peluoiioekt. Algonia. Wis.......................................................English-Scientific High School Graduate. Mcml»er of Phoenix. Glee Club. Y. W. C. A. "Always be Content with that which happens: what Cod chooses is better than what you choose.’’ Willis V. Buckley,.Hartford. Wis.. . English-Scientific High School Graduate. Member of Philake'iu. Oratorical Association, Foot-hall Team. Captain of 1904 Basket-ball Team. "Thou hast a heart full of warm and tender sympathies for thy friends. What hast thou for thyself " Belle Holton Ripley. Oakficid, Wis High School Graduate. Meml er of ALtiuau. Browning Club. "Modesty is not a candle to reveal merit." . English-Scientific Kate Hamilton. Marinette. Wis Graduate Oconto High School. Member of Lyceum. . English-Scientific Run to him; for thou hast stayed so long that going will scarce sen e thy turn. 30' i t Clark. Wkstzkl. Hamilton. Riplby. Wiialrn. Hanskn. Fay. SCHKORDKR. DaYIS. WlRSK. BuCKLKY. Pklughokkt. ScilWKDK. 37 dFarewell to Seniors Sweet June has come, and now the words we utter. Are words of fond farewell In-fore you go;. That ere you enter on life's busy highway. Our gratitude and Godspeed you may know. All you whose words and deeds have oft inspired us To climb to heights we had not reached before. Receive the hearty thanks so gladly given. Of us. the Junior Class of 1904. We cannot tell what may be in the future, We do not know where all our paths may lie; In different ways our varied tasks will lead us; And one may smile, another weep or sigh. lint if beside the laughing brooks of pleasure. Kate points the way and leads you by the hand: Or if you tread a dark and lonely valley: Why Kate leads there you may not understand. Still wheresoe'er in after-life you wander. Whether you walk alone or with the throng. May each of you who now sets out rejoicing. Attain the journey's end with cheer and song. We say good-bye unheeding, when we part fetch to pursue his individual way. We say good-bye. and tender tear-drops start. When we are parting for the longer day. We say it laughingly when in life’s morning. We sigh and say it when life's noon sun glows. We say, with tears, that word when evening gathers. When sinks the sun and brings life to a close. 38'p JJumok Class. O SP . :Junior Class I'r tiJtHt I' iv 1‘ WaLTKK I . IlAfiMAX Kiciiami C. Haluky SttrOnry Trra nrtr Uoka Hatch Mattik Jonks I laid me down in the wilderness of this world to sleep. And as I slept. I dreamed a dream. And behold! I saw a student with a shining face, turning from his high school. In his hand was a book, but as he read he began to Ik- greatly distressed, and wept aloud. And 1 looked, and In-hold! the lxx k was a Normal catalog. I looked up then and saw a man named Faculty Adviser coming toward him. and he said. "Wherefore dost thou cry?" And the student said, “I5y reason of what I read in this lxx k." And Faculty Adviser said. “It this Ik thy condition, why standest thou still?" And he opened to him the book and showed him a page whereon was written High School Graduate Course. And he said, "Sccst thou the office yonder ?” And the Student said. "I think I do." And lu said. “Keep that |x int in thy eye. and go up directly thereto; so shalt thou see the President, who will make out thv program." Arid I saw in my dream that the Student began to run. and when he came to the President's office, he found many others there before him.and lo! lu did wait. At last the President did take his lxx k. and did make out for him a weighty program. And as the Student left the office, he felt that there was a great burden ujxm his back. Toward the afternoon of that day he came to a room where sat many other sad-faced stu dents. And he asked. "Wherefore this sadness?" And they answered. "Because of the three exams which we are forced to take." nd the Student asked. "And must I also take these exams?" And they answered. "Yea. for so must all who journey this way from the high school." Then the student sat him down to his task, but behold! the work was hard. And when he had worked all the afternoon, and he perceived that he had flunked, he was very sad. and as he arose, he felt that his burden had increased four-fold. And as he stood sadly pondering. I saw in my dream Faculty Adviser coming toward him. And he reproved him for his faintness of heart, and told him that he might remove this last part of his burden b adding another, an extra study some quarters. And the Student went away comforted. On the second day of his journey, the student entered a room marked Rhetoric, and he was glad, for lo! in his trunk was a store of high school compositions, rich in rhetorical figures and big words. But lx hold! his joy was turned to sadness when his first description was knifed because he gased instead of looked, because an audience of people was a sea of faces, and because all his jxKtic soarings were “trite." And the Student went to his room. And lo! as I dreamed. I saw him go down the back stairs with his compositions under his arm. enter the kitchen, and slowly and sadly feed them t »the Haines. But as he journeyed, the road became easier and more pleasant, and I perceived that the Student was a loyal Junior. Me joined the Junior foot-ball team, and practiced diligently for two nights on the campus. He went into the Junior debate, and tho he failed, he shook hands with the winners, and cheered them on to a second victory. He practiced Junior yells, which he used faithfully on the two evenings when his sister classmates won the school championship in basket-ball. But. at the end of his Junior year, the Student saw that much of his burden still remained, and he was troubled. So he went to Faculty Adviser and told him his trouble. And Faculty Adviser smiled and said. “Thou hast borne much, but thou hast still to pass thru the afflictions of the practice teacher. When those are past, thou wilt Ik free of thy burden." And the Student girded himself with courage and kept bravely on his way. 41The Junior Girl Look at her standing there, (laze at her keenly, Note her commanding air. Modest hut queenly. Mark well her features, I Vide of our school: Students and teachers Acknowledge her rule. Her versatility Students amazes, And her facility Teachers quite dazes. Such her ability Practice ne'er phased her: liven the President Wonders and says he bent I-ow as he praised her. Watch her when school is out. See suitors swarming. I lovering her desk altout, . To their hearts' harming. Ml of our gallant youths Worship l»efore her. Telling the honest truth— 'That they adore her. Hie away. Senior Man. While your heart’s in you: io now while go you can. Or she will win you. Hie away, go to-day. Iilse pretty soon vour Heart will Ik- lost for aye— Lost to a Junior. 42OM IN. G: A.D opHQMQR H debate OtaTory Athletics Wisdom. ’f'Xili'ij !, J(9he yj opho morn , wy ' j ' • M rj? A ? 4wr s y. I' ' v • , . z Jl w » 43Sophomore Class ‘rttiJ ul ....... Frank IIai.i k Viet I’r iUtHi ....... Harry Allkx Sttrtlart ........ Amck Dixox Trtasmrtr ..... . . Axkttk The Sophomore class of i x 4 is proud of its record in the class room, in the societies, and in the various other phases of the life of our Moved school. Through an arduous year it lias advanced steadily forward, ever bringing honor and renown to the cardinal and white—the colors which every Sophomore loves so well. I hit with the modesty of true greatness, we are content to let others tell of our achievements, and it is with pleasure and pride that we refer you to the testimony of that noble band of instructors under whose inspiring guidance we have lalxircd—the faculty of the ()shkosh Normal School. "Short in stature: Long on statutes." —Lyixln Unices. "The Sophomore Class is the only class always faithful to its Post, and Good’nough to lx- its own Loss." Ci.aka Marvin. "Now praise the Soph of 1904 He gave a party, that Sophomore. Iiivitarit nos (mines eoni'ivio. Iiut he banished the suein ex atria." —Mary Apthori . "1 am proud to say that I had some of them in the ‘long course' in arithmetic." Emily Webster. "They especially appreciate my jokes." Frank Mitchell. "I kxik forward with exjx ctation to the epoch of educational progress which this class will surely bring about." Rimes Halsey. "There was once a bright class that said. ‘Why Can’t we climb to the uttermost sky? We’ll carve us a name ()n the temple of fame. I’.efore we do bid you good-bye’." —Annie Rooney and Josephine Henderson. "This class is not too Voting to I’tter Golden speeches to brighten the whole day.” Adei.yn Dow nine.. 46“Murmur not with saddened voices ()f the money paid in fine. I or you're leaving, lads and lasses. Memories on these lxx ks of mine." "Their behavior in the gymnasium is admirable." (IkUK Sitki ardson. "It is rich in worldly blessing, owning two Halls, a Castle, a Mead, and its own private lhts(s).” Katherine Ai.vord. “A plague, perchance, but such a pleasant plague, we’d not do without it for all the world." Ella Parmele. "The members’of this class are characterized by an unusual degree of meekness and modesty." Maurice Small. "I don’t know what to think about them, anyhow." Ijonxa Arnett. "This class has always strongly impressed me by the con versa tional |M)wers which they exhibit in the lower corridors." Mary McFaddkx. "I have adorned the walls of the art room with their masterpieces." Harriet Magee. "I never knew how geography should Ik- taught until I had a Sophomore show me." Rose Swart. "On several occasions. I have known members of this class to voluntarily attend ‘Rhetoricals’.” Harriet Clark. "I haven't seen a composition since the ’06 compositions." Lillian Kimball. "It is such pupils that give one an inspiration and awaken him to a realization of the deplorable intellectual condition of a great mass of humanity." Adoli'HI's Sage. "It grieves me overmuch to think of leaving the drawing students of this class, when I realize that there is so much that can Ik-done for them.” Edna Lowd. "They seem deeply interested in nature. Once, while on a trip having in purpose the study of the owl. I met a couple of them. They said they were out for a Mark ." Henry Goddard. 40I Fkkshman Class.Freshman Class Pr indent Vito President Lkwik Dkmmrv Edwin Goodrich Secretory Treasurer Thru Stctz Okokc.k I'iiklan Who is the Normal Freshman? Who is he That ev'ry Normalitc would like to be? The Normal Freshman is that favored one To whom each passing quarter brings renown. Future most bright for him do all predict: His brilliant Record we shall now depict. ()ctober proved his powers to entertain; He gave a party, and the whole school came. Not Faculty nor Senior e'er had seen So gay a party as last Halloween. Next this aspiring Freshman laughed at Fate, And dared the omniscient Sophomore to debate. In spite of inexperience and tender years. In spite of Sophomore gibes and flouts and jeers. In that debate he gloriously won. Proving himself in warfare no small gun. Stutz. Dempsey. Barr—their names are oft retold. For 1907s fame they did uphold. Not satisfied with victory in debate, The Freshman showed to all he could orate. Breaking all precedent, he entered where Many a cheeky Junior would not dare. " Audacious one.” the up] er classmen said. Showering advice and warning on his head. " )n sixth place you most surely have a cinch.” But this true Freshman never once did flinch: And when the final contest came to pass. Great honor he did bring the Freshman class. The Normal Freshman is an athlete, too: No feat of strength or skill but he can do. ( f the first foot-ball team he was a part: The second team without him could not start. At basket-ball he always is a star. Outshining even the Faculty by far. And Senior girls can never hope to score Against the Freshmen maidens any more. rims ever on the side of victory This strong and loyal Freshman you will see. A fighter and a winner brave and true. The world will find for him great work to do. This is the Normal Freshman. This is he That every Normalite would like to be.The Fall of Freshie 1. “Where did you come from. Freshie lear ?" "Straight from the Jack-|X)t over here." 2. "Why did you ever go there, my son?" "To get some mental repairing done." 3. "What did you learn to do at the Jack ?" "Write pretty cards for a quarter a pack." 4. "Why did you leave your father’s farm?" "I did n't like to milk or shell corn." 5. "What made you come to a normal school?" "I want to learn how to teach by rule.” 6. " hy do you wish to teach, now say?" "It's stylish, and easy, and very g«xxl pay." 7. "Where had you thought you would like to lx gin?" “Grammar school principal just to start in.” 8. "Now long had you planned to remain with us here? "I wish to teach at the close of one year.” 9. "What are the studies you wish to pursue?” "Klocution. Psychology. Rhetoric II." 10. Ah. little Freshie, they clip| cd your wings; But arithmetic, reading, and such common things Are good for 11s all: so never you fret: After vears and vears, vou mav teach school yet. Boom jig a lxx in. Boom jig a lxx m. lioom jig a rig jig. Boom Ixxnn lxxnn. Rip rah rah. .ip lxxnn hah. Freshmen. Freshmen. Rah Rah Rah! - :• A NOT I IKK TYI’K OK INNOCENCE FROM THE FACK-POT. 50THE HOOK OF TRIBULATION. CHAPTER XIII. 4 Roaring. t6 t roubles. 18 Hraying. 47 Wise man. A N'l) ii caim to pass we went down into the city of Oshkosh, even unto the Normal. 2 And as we entered therein we In-held not anything and heard no sound. .t I tut as we proceeded further we heard a rum-hling sound like unto the voice of Murphy proclaiming the Stars and Stripes from Mt. Knever nioar. 4 And as we passed on. the rumble grew into a roar, and the walls shook and the statue of Hebe stood still ami our knees wobbled and our hearts beat, and we were afraid, for we knew not what was come ui»on ns. 5 And we were exceeding loath to go on. 6 Hut our strength returned to our knees and our courage into our stomachs, and taking our lives into our arms, we sallied forth toward the sound. 7 And lo, we came to a large room, which was of a size even to hold fifty yoke of oxen. 8 And as we entered the mighty roaring ceased. i And the room was filled with a multitude of strange creatures: some of them were large for their size, being much broader than they were long, and some were longer than they were wide, and some of them seemed less than three and thirty years of age. and some of them combed their hair down behind and some before, and even as I looked, several of them smiled and seemed happy. to And our gaze was turned toward an elevation in the distance, and upon it were five and twenty other creatures. 11 And these were likewise wonderful and strange, and some of them had hair on their heads, and one of them smiled, but it was a ghastly, cracked smile. 12 And lo. as we looked, one of them got himself upon his feet before the assembled congregation and spake a few words, whereupon these five and twenty creatures rose as one man and departed. ij And behold, from another corner there appeared a woman lugging in her arms a long stick which was of much linear continuity, which straightway she began to swing up and down and around, whereupon this assembled people opened their mouths, and the same deafening roar burst forth again. 14 After things had proceeded thus for some time, they rose in their tracks and departed from them. 15 And while we were seated a strange being moved toward us bearing in one hand two books, on one oi which was inscribed Arithmetic, ami on the other. Talks to Teachers, and the other hand he held in his mouth. 16 And his face was young and innocent, yet it was sa l and dejected. 17 And mv spirit moved me. saying. What manner of creature is this? And he answered. 18 I am of the tribe of Freshmen. Seest thou these l)Ooks? For four long hours have 1 delved amid them, yet it availeth me nothing. What care I whether the spinal cord or the liver is the scat of reflex action? And my voice is like unto the braying of a mule ami I cannot sing, yet it availeth me nothing. I am of the tribe of Freshmen and must suffer. 19 And I was exceeding glad that I was not of the tribe of Freshmen. 20 Whereat another came toward us. and he carried in his hand a Itook. and it was labeled Drawing. and also a paper of great length whereon there was much writing in red ink. and it was labeled K. C. S. -it And his face looked many moons older than the first and was indeed miserable and disgusted. jj And my spirit moved me, saying. Wherefore lookest thou so?’ And he made answer, 24 Seest thou this paper? For weeks have I struggled with my practice class in geography, yet it availeth me nothing, for this is my reward. For three long quarters have I battled with arithmetic, yet it availeth me nothing. My painting is like unto the tracks of hens and I cannot draw, yet I must endure all. for I am of the tribe of Sophomores. 24 And he (Missed on his way lamenting, and I rejoiced that I was not of the tribe of Sophomores. 35 And a third came toward me. and his arms were full of books, which he placed upon the floor that he might rest. 26 And I saw that he needed it, for his form was drooping, his cheeks pale, and his eyes sunken. 37 And the spirit moved me, saying. How came thou in this state? 28 And he t« ok one Itook from the pile and 1 saw that it was labeled Rhetoric, and made answer, saying. For four hours every night do I Inltor on mv themes and I clothe my thoughts in most beautiful figures, yet it hclpcth me not. And he took from the pile another and it was laltcled Arithmetic. anti another on which was written Geography, and yet another which I knew to be the English Sentence, and continued, saying. Yea. from my high school did I bring a paper on which was inscribed in lasting print: Arithmetic. 96: Geography. 98: Grammar. 91 Yet it availeth me nothing. and I must spend my hours in work which i-but fit for Freshmen. Jackpotters. and others of lesser mind, for I am of the tribe of Juniors. 29 And lifting his heavy burden, he went on his weary way. and I was glad that I was not of the tribe of Juniors. .to And a fourth came toward us. and he looked aged and worn, yet there was a hopeful look in his eye. and when my spirit moved me. saying. What troubles thee? he answered. ,tt Knowest thou aught of the lesson plan? Each night the hours of my lalmr on them arc three-. What care I whether Socrates or Confucius was the greater philosopher? Nothing, yet I must suffer. for I am a Senior. 52 And lie passed on his way toward the Insure -tor's office, and my spirit moved me. saying. The ways of the Senior are the ways of misery and trouble. 44 And a fifth came toward us and he carried not any books and his form was- erect and his step lightsome and his face happy and joyful. .t7 And my spirit moved me. saying. Wherefore dost thou differ from the rest? And he answered. 55 They are class men and their way is the way of torment and trouble. I am a Special and my wav is the way of wisdom and happiness. For lo. if I cannot sing, neither must I. nor must I draw, nor must I rack my brains writing lesson plans, for my path leads me far from the realm of the Inspector. I am Imildcd noon a rock, and when the storms of Professional English and Geography come, and the winds of Psychology blow fierce, and the high tidal wave of Practice conics rushing. whelming in. 1 reach down into my pocket l ook. and the storms and th«- wind and the waves pass me by. for I am a Special. 56 And he went on his way musing on the follies of man. .47 And my spirit moved me. saying. Yea. verily, this is the wisest and happiest man of all.rTraining Department Graduating Class I‘midtut Sttrthtrr . First Honor Ki.mkk L. NvOAAMn K, T»i A. (il'LUI'OXII Donald II. Kai komi The graduating class f this year numbered twenty-five. Fourteen of the pupils received their training in the grades of this school, and the remainder entered in one of the grammar grades. It has often been said by their teachers that this class was always a helpful one in the Training Department. Seventeen members have entered u|xm work in the Normal Department, and may lie relied u| n as thoroly in the right spirit of the institution. During the Ninth A grade, this class formed a club to study the World's Fair at St. Louis. The meetings, which were social in nature, as well as literary, were held at the homes of the different members of the class, and were much enjoyed. A very special meeting of the class was held on the afternoon and evening of April 4. at the home of Miss Marvin. Principal of the Grammar Room. Each person had been asked to represent a book, author, city, state, or something else pertaining to the Louisiana Purchase. I'pon arriving, each guest was given a neatly printed card containing the name of everyone present, with sufficient space after each name to write that which he represented. There were some very unique, interesting, and original representations. Two embalmed minnows, a single oat. and the word 1 1. placed upon a card, made a clever way of showing the state of Minnesota. It took some time for the class to guess that the World’s Fair might Ik indicated by using the portraits of beautiful women of all nations. It took considerable quizzing to learn that the picture of a chicken, and the letter r fastened to a lx y's coat with a gold stick-pin. was his way of announcing the name of the renowned explorer. Father Hennepin. At six o'clock a delicious dinner was served. After refreshments, many different games were played in series and progressively, so that each person might participate in every game. A collection of small silk tlags was given to both the lady and the gentleman most skillful at these games. At eleven o'clock, after a most delightful evening, the class hade farewell to Miss Marvin. who had proved herself a most excellent hostess as well as teacher. of tiif. Class. ANDREWS, ETHEL A. ANDERSON, EMMA A. RYAN, It ESSIE M. RYDER, LILLIAN RAYMOND. GRACE E. SMITH, CARLTON W. SMITH. MARJORIE L. STERLING, WILLIAM W. SCHERER, HELEN SPALDING, FLORENCE E. SPALDING. MARIE VINCENT, MABEL A. ANGELL, KATE A. DOUGHTY, LUCILE GCLI.l FORD, KATE A. KELLEY, FRANK P. I.UIIM, KARL E. NYGAARD. ELMER N. MCCOMB, I.EDA G. PAXTON, EDNA R. PRICE, CLEORA R ADFORD. DON AM) II RAMSDELL, NINA WILLIAMS, ROGER J. WILLIAMS, NORA M 631904 Graduating Exercises, March 31, A Program ba«d upon the Literature and Talk—Louisiana Purchase Exposition (ilnstrated by stercopticon views)......I)onai.ii H. Radford Scenes from “The Conquest"______Eva Emory Dye 1. Sale of the Louisiana Territory. Characters: Napoleon.........................Cari.ton V. Smith Minister Barbe-Marbois. .Donald H. Radford . ronroe..................Elmfjc L. Nygaard Livingstone...........William W. Sterling II. Jefferson's Instructions to Letcis ami Clark. Characters: Jefferson..................Roger J. Williams Lewis..........................Kari. K. Luhm Clark................................Frank P. Kelley History of the Louisiana Purchase. Characters: Bonaventure...............Elmer L. Nygaard Geo. Washington Tarbox..WM. W. Sterling Catou.........................Karl E Luhm Claude...................Donald II. Radford Sidonic................Florence K. Spalding Crebiche..................Roger J. Williams Madclainc..................Mabel W. Vincent Toutou......................Frank P. Kelley Other pupils, visitors... Members of the Class Scenes from Life in New Orleans. i. "Old Easter"..........Ruth SfeEncry Stuart Characters: Old Easter...................Edna R. Paxton Her Customers. Scene—Marquette's Visit to tiie Indians of the Mississippi Valley, and Their Presentation to Him of the Calumet. Characters: Marquette.................Frank P. Kelley Father Hennepin.......William W. Sterling Indian Chief....:............Karl E. Luhm Other Indians. Song—"Nellie Was a Lady”------Stephen C. Roster Nina Ramsdeli. Civile Doughty Bessie Ryan Edna R. Paxton Lillian Ryder Clkora Price Play—"lioN a venture".........George II'. Cable Scene I.—Catou stales his dislike for the "titchin' of English" in the Acadian school. Scene' 11.—George Washington Tarhox visits the school to point out its failings, hut finds its good points. II. "Lady Jane"...........Mrs. C. M. V. Jamison Characters: Lady Jane.................Kate A. Guli.iford Old Gcx...................Carlton W. Smith Pepsic.......................Lucii.e Doughty 1'ite.........................Bessie M. Ryan Scenes: 1. Lady Jane pays a visit to Old Gex. 2. Pepsic prepares l„adv Jane for the Mardigras. X Street scene; Ijidy Jane is lost. 4. Old Gex entertains Lady Jane at dinner. III. Dancing of the Minuet. Civile Doughty Kate Guli.iford Edna R. Paxton Clkora Price Bessie Ryan Lillian Ryder Helen Scherer Marjorie I.. Smith 54 Pageant « f Nations and Singing f National Songs..................................('lassAgain, O Normal Five years have passed, five years of busy toil At teacher’s desk, and now once more I walk These halls, while memories come surging back ()f happy days spent here. Again I step Into the well-remembered room, where once We met together for the morning hour, ()r greet the teachers whom I knew and loved. And view the old and dear familiar rooms Where once I si em the busy, fleeting days. Thru a long absence, have not lx en to me Forgotten all. or but a passing thought; But oft. while far away in lonely room, When evening came and night’s long shadows fell. The thoughts of Normal days have come to me. And filled mv weary hours with memories sweet Of all the old school life that is exchanged For care and lalx r in the busy world. There oft have come to me remembrances ()f pleasant friendships—of my comrades dear. And all the well-loved school activities: Debates and contests, and the foot-ball field. And now. when once again I tread these halls. There is a sadness strange steals over me. I long to lx once more among the throng Of workers in the dear old Normal School. But there is other work for me to do. The Normal bids me do it as for her: To spread the fair name of the school abroad And ever keep her colors without stain. So. tho I fain would long remain within These peaceful, classic halls. I soon must leave: But not without a warmer love, a zeal. And a new energy for the work of life: Not without sweet memories revived. That, after many years of absence, are to me More precious for themselves and for thv sake. These pleasant scenes () Normal dear. I 56The Balanced Man The average man is generally regarded as a man who is normally endowed in body and mind, who possesses neither extraordinary special ability nor fatal weakness, and who is capable of doing an "average" amount of work of good quality in a reasonable time, lie makes no brilliant plays. 11c is never found useless. He does his share of the world's work: the routine — hard, grinding work—is done by him. His class embraces the greater part of mankind. Above him stand the relatively few of the various grades of geniuses and men of gifts and talents; below him, the same number of wretched, warped, weak, and inferior beings. The former give direction, impulse, and enthusiasm; the latter retard, drag, and weigh down. The average man, if he possesses balance and perseverance, is a man of progress. Perhaps it may Ik- claimed that the average man as a class is well-balanced and persevering. 1 Itojx- he is. At least, there are different degrees of balance and perseverance, and some of these should tit the average man as a genus. I am now speaking of a specific average man, who is well-balanced and who keeps everlastingly at it. He will succeed. He may do more. He may rise into eminence, and command that man of genius, who, were he balanced, might soar into ethereal heights, but lacking ballast, is floated and tossed thru rapidly alternating ups and downs. The instinctive recognition of l alance in a man, especially when this is associated with many-sidedness, must Ik- apparent to every student body. Whom do you select to represent the class ? Whom do you choose to do business for the association ? Is it the man who has the highest marks on his recitation cards? Is it the man who is always ready with a pat answer? He may stand for one or all of these, but more frequently he represents none of them. You select tinman who has balance and insight and judgment. You want a man who is a man. who knows men. Vi.o sees things as they are. who can distinguish between the big and the little, who docs things. He may lx- "excellent" in scholarship; more often he is only thoroly “good" or even "high fair." His many other virtues more than make up for his lesser scholarship. In ten or twenty years from now. he will probably Ik- in a position to which his former recitation-mark superiors must ever remain strangers. His scholarship has lx-cn steadily growing, because lie has wide and varied intellectual interests and has continually been adding to his knowledge. One hears much of education for citizenship. Shall we educate citizens with ideals expressed in class-room figures, or shall we recognize balance, fair-mindedness, and other equally important qualities.? This is no plea for mediocrity. Schools without ideals of highest scholarship cannot justify their existence. Hut the schools must freely recognize other and equally essential qualities. without which scholarship may lx lost and worse than lost: without which, too. the best type of citizenship cannot lx- developed. Halance is both a gift of nature and an acquisition. Where nature has done nothing, art must fail, (ienerallv nature does her part, and conscious and persistent effort can improve the endowment which she has given. Knowledge produces lx th balance and ballast. Our knowledge is restricted by our interests, and our interests are fettered by our limited knowledge. To say that we are not interested in a thing is usually tantamount to a confession of ignorance. Every wise man makes and seizes opportunities for the extension of the range of his interests and the growth of his knowledge. The balanced man knows when to do this and how to do it; when not to do it and how not to do it. It is as important to know what to leave alone as what to touch. We must condemn ourselves to ignorance of all but a small part of the field of knowledge. Such are the limitations which nature imposes ujx n us. 67The balanced man maintains discipline over himself. He exercises control. Men who do not know how to control themselves must lose. Such arc the inexorable laws in the living world. Does this require proof? We can find it if we will but look and see. The balanced man knows values in men and in things. His judgment tells him which values to reject and which to work for. He takes the long point of view and adjusts his scale of values so that bis treasure may increase as time goes by. Each year finds him a little richer, and when the years of maturity have been reached, the wealth of bis mind brings satisfaction to himself and spreads a lienefi-cent influence among his fellows. The world is better for every persevering, well-balanced man. B. H. Meyer, 93. Back to Our Alma Mater Front the northland of Dakota, from the rice-lands of the South, from New York's metropolis. from the coast Ixwond the Rockies—yes, and from intermediate points as numerous as the ltoxing of the compass gives, the thoughts of many of our brothers and sisters, for our family is large, are turning, these June days, to the Normal. And such days! so long, so full of work, so full of pleasure, beautiful for the doing of the many duties lxtore leaving the old school-home. l cautiful to look l ack U|)on as we think of the time when ours was the class departing. Year after year has sent forth its numl er.and now, scattered all over our land, the influence of our school is Ix-ing felt. In the sclnxil-liousc. on the farm, in the home, the factory, the office, our numbers are at work. Is this influence a jx wer for good? It cannot fail to lx- if the mcm-Ikts of our alumni, wherever they may lx-, are doing their work—keeping before them the high ideals that were implanted there. Ye IxTieve they are. and as. each June, we meet the few who have been able to return to the old halls, as we learn of what they are doing, as we receive reports from others, the belief is strengthened. The homecomings, year by year, are filled with a mingling of pleasure and of sadness. We are glad to see so many in their accustomed places; we are sad as we think of dear ones gone; but the earnest spirit, and the very walls seem almost to breathe it. is here, and we feel that inspiration is received anew with each succeeding visit. Let us come Ixack these June days as often as we can. Let us keep in Hutch with each other, and carry to our work the help we may gain from these associations. Ntancv M. Davis. . 68r -tThe Normal Advance Editorial Staff Board of Artist Kuhkkr Wknut K. Anna Gray Emma L. Saxton J. Ei waki Tkklkvkn lUKLI.A ll. KAV I.OUIS U. St. I ktkk Ro ii:kt W. Adams AI.TA L. PKI’PKK ' Mavdk C. SmwAKT IIakkikt K. Davi t'd ' oflii. C'iifJ A $htant Editor Injitld Ottlftld . Alkltlift . ExchoHft . Humoront. r »i GkokCK G. I'kick, Ckairmau t.UNLLA V. Kuuinson Makki, E Van Gii.hkk Business Management Wai.tkk I . Uaiiman . Ainmagrr John I . Kokh . . . Anirtamt 7 he .Advance has entic’d the first decade of its history. Another year of it life as a school journal is completed. Another volume has been added to the nine gone before, another staff of editors has had an opjjortunity to demonstrate its ability in the journalistic field. The past year has lx en a successful one. Never in its history has The Xormal . Idvaucc stood upon a firmer financial foundation. Never has it enjoyed a greater circulation or traveled to more distant fields. Its subscription list is a record-breaker, and its exchanges are received from many schools all the way between the Atlantic and the (iolden Gate. Whatever success may have fallen to our school publication is due largely to the supjx»rt it has received from many of the students, members of the faculty, alumni, and business men of the city. Of course, the memlx-rs f the staff. Ixing by nature conscientious, have felt the resjjonsi-hility of the capacity in which they served, and. assisted by those who walk in imaginative fields, they have done what they could to lift the student Ixxly out «»f prosy, everyday life. Whenever they have decided convictions regarding unsatisfactory features of our school, they have been fearless in expressing them. They have been untiring in their efforts to secure material of both present and future interest, and of | ennanent worth, for the enjoyment and consideration of the readers of The . drancc. Thruout the year their watchword has l»cen. “He who does not . Idvance.' recedes." and in harmony with that sentiment, every mcniltcrof the staff has given his time and talent that each succeeding issue might lx- an improvement on the one before: every member has felt it incumlx-nt on him to bear in mind the significance »f the name of the publication for whose interests he worked. As a reward of their meritorious service, they have experienced somewhat of the joy divine that comes to him who has Ix’en successful in making “Advances'' To us it is a source of pleasure to acknowledge the many kind things said of The . Idvance. and the hearty support it has received both at home and abroad. 01 Lycbum.Lyceum PittiJtal ....... Arthur La no mam I'ke PrttiJtm! ....... Katk Hamilton Sfrrttmrr................................ . Kiiiki. C. O'Lkamy 7V«v»«Afr r.......................... . . Vrahn Curtis The society to make men and women must Ik- industrious. Wc don’t mean a society that endeavors to hold all the offices in the school. We don't mean a society that holds positions in school from the sense of society honor. We mean a society com| osed of men and women of high ideals, who, because of their su|K rior qualities and character, are placed in charge of school activities. We mean a society that endeavors, thru hard lal»or. to develop the jjowers of every individual within its ranks. The society to make men and women must Ik- built on the firm foundation of justice. We don’t mean a society that never enters into controversies. We don’t mean a society that will never quarrel. We mean a society that will always consider what is right, and follow it out at any cost. We mean a society in which, when it comes to a question of right or wrong, society gain must give way to justice. The society to make men and women must have school spirit. The school is an embryo of that larger institution—the state. To train for citizenship in this larger institution, one must Ik-a good citizen of the school. We mean that society spirit and school spirit should Ik- coincident, but when they vary, society spirit should give way to school spirit. We mean that, when persons are elected to represent the school, character and talent should take precedence of one's union with a society. The society to make men and women must Ik united. We don't mean a society held together by undue reverence for a constitution. We mean a society held together by a common cause—that of mutual benefits. We mean a society every one of whose members feels that he is a friend to and in sympathy with every other member. It is only thru union that a debate may Ik- won. a play given with success, or a declamation most effectively rendered. These are some of the ideals toward which Lyceum has been working for the past year. I his is how she has retained the respect of the other societies, and of the school: and last of all. this is how her memlK-rs have been trained for life. Altho Lyceum has Ik-cu striving toward these essentials of an excellent society, yet she realizes that her mistakes have Ik-cu many: but she Iiojk-s that her successors will profit bv her mistakes, and rise higher and higher in the scale of perfection. Then here's to good old Lyceum. May she long Ik- the home of the "brave, true, and free." May she long keep ()ld Abe in her halls: and may she long keep blue and white waving stainless o'er its ranks. Then to dear old Lyceum, as we part for the year, lift our hats, as we sing: " ) Lyceum, brave, true, and free. We ask no other home but thee: We love thy flag of blue and white. Thv meetings are our chief delight. Tho others oft afar do roam. Thou art our choice, thou art our home.’ 03 Phoenix Phoenix Vkt Pr iJ nt . Bkvkki.v Adams . Tiluk Naciitwvv Sttntary Trfamrfr K ai m. Mxiiukk . } KKD O. ItlSIlOf To indicate what the Phoenix society lias accomplished during tile past year, it may lx- of interest to tell first something of the material change that has taken place in the organization of the society. Since Phoenix was first organized, her memlx-rship has been unlimited and her doors wide open to any one who might apply—if he had the quarter to pay the initiation fee. Put being thorolv convinced that the grade of work which we were doing might lx- greatly strengthened by having fewer members, we have this year limited the number to fifty. No applicant is voted into the society who does not do strong, conscientious work in his regular studies, and show good evidence of making an excellent member. No excuse for absence is accepted that does not seem valid to the members of the society, and that would not lx considered satisfactory by the President of the school, livery member not present at half-past seven, the time at which the meeting is promptly called to order, is considered absent: and as do all absentees, he must present his excuse and pay his fine. Three unexcused absences cause his membership to cease. The society is sectioned, and programs scheduled for the year: so each member knows just when he must apjx ar. a considerable length of time ahead. With these imjxjrtant changes and strict regulations, this has lx en a banner year in the history of the Phoenix society. Put we think that in another way we have surpassed anything in our previous history, and perhaps that of other societies, in the reception given to the Philologian and Lyceum societies. It is true that we ourselves at first thought that perhaps our undertaking was too great for us in attempting to entertain so largely: but from all that we have been able to learn, there was no one who attended the reception that did not consider it a success from every point of view. And how glad we were that the faculty were present, for no feature of the evening's entertainment equaled the pantomime songs they gave (that not only soothed and charmed the listening ear. but greatly pleased our wondering eyes). Not even the addresses by the presidents of the societies, nor the music furnished by the orchestra and Miss Putter, nor the cake served in green and white with the coffee and sandwiches, will remain in our memories as will those astonishing contortions of countenances which are usually so serene and dignified. And so may we not assert what we intimated above, that 1904 will always lx one of the most memorable years of our history. 651Philakean I’rtttJ nl Vitt Pretidm! Stertiary-Treasurer Critic J. W. KlLKV It. A. SCIIOKNWKTTKM A. H. Gkvsmkwali ■ C. W. SCHWKDK l-'ivc years ago there was formed in the (Xshkosh Xormal School a new society. At first struggling for existence, it slowly but surely grew and increased in strength. Today we see the result, a society among the strongest in the school, one wltosc endeavor is always to assist its members in gaining the highest |K»sition$ in life. Philakean. limited to thirty young men. has l enefitcd so many students in its brief career that its name is venerated by its honorary members, and resjxjctcd by every student of the school. Its great success in all matters is due to the policy of brotherly love «tmong its members, and to their love for the society. The aim of this organization is development along the lines of parliamentary drill and debate. Book-reviews, declamations, talks, both prepared and impromptu, arc regular numbers on our programs, but our main object is to develop | arliaments-rians and debaters. esj ecially the latter. And we have lx en successful in our endeavor. Two inter-society debates have been arranged for, one with Phoenix and the other with Lyceum. Philakean is also strong in declamatory work.but we must acknowledge Alcthean as slightly superior, for in an exceedingly close contest, our representatives. Arthur Cirucnewald. Howard Thackray. and Otto Schocnwettcr. were defeated. Hitherto oratory has not held an ini| ortant place in the work of Philakean.but this year our representatives ably upheld our reputation in the oratorical contest. Altho a student's life at the Oshkosh Normal i not long, yet during that period our mem-Ikts become so attached to Philakean that they dislike to leave it. But evermore in their hearts will echo and re-echo that song which has l ecome so familiar: "To-night as brothers we have met. And here renew our pledge To love for aye. and ne'er forget Our band. Philakean." 67f I Ai.ktiikan.Alethean 'rtM'JtKt Vi, t PreiiJ Nt Snrftarv CritU Trtatmrtr CuU mu Alma McCullough La Vkkgnr Wooi Hazkl Wktlauvhk . SAKA JONHS Cl. A K A K. Nr.VII.LR Katiikkinh Hark After holiday vacation. being filled with joy, elation. Is it any wonder, tell me now. that we should plan a fete? After numerous cogitations, we delivered invitations To Philakeans to join us in our revelry and treat. Licim.v down thru halls of learning, with their hearts brimful of yearning. I'or the good things that awaited them within the music-room, t ame Philakeans expectant, and in evening dress In-decked and Wearing just the ln-st appearance it was in them to assume. Entering with heart-beats tender, they were dazzled by the splendor Which Mcthcan headquarters then presented to their view: Mid surroundings emblematic, and with greetings most emphatic. Did Methenns meet Philakeans there, their friendship to renew. I itK committee on reception was a very choice collection ( f Alethcans whose beauty bore the properties of lwlm; Not so much that they were healing, as they gave to each a feeling Of the happiest satisfaction as lie clash'd each joyous palm. II karty greetings all subsided, games unique were then provided— (James in which the most morose might take a very active part: There were games with bow and arrow, that would chill one to the marrow. Lest when spinning on its journey, it should chance to strike a heart. Eac h time one fulfilled its mission, marksman would on no condition hail to render his assistance to his victim ever shy : So they hied them to a corner, and like little Johnny Horner Sat—so tilled with sweet contentment, they had scarcely room for pie. IIbans then, most enterprising, set their guests at work surmising Where still other hearts were hidden with a view to In ing sought. Then Philakeans ecstatic, very agile, acrobatic. Scaled the chandeliers and windows, and their search was ne’er for naught. Now festivities were ended; smiles and sighs were straightway blended. Smiles for joyous recollections, sighs for pleasures quickly down: And with commendation hearty for our very novel party. Philakeans left our gala feast with friendship warmer. dee|»er grown. eo •KVIOOIOlIHd iPhilologian 1‘rtiiJfHl I Vv PrttUfn! Sttntary Twtiirtr . Aukua Wikkk Fla via Dotv . Makv G. Powkkk Flkkt vo«i Dikkkstmalkk VC hold these truths to be self-evident, that all students are not l orn equal in oratory, delate, parliamentary law. and sociability, thus in the course of human events it becomes necessary for societies to Ik organized. Therefore, we students of the Oshkosh Normal School, assembled in Mr. Hewitt’s room, this fifth day of February, iqa . to satisfy the curiosity of the curious, proclaim our grievances: We have been taxed to listen without representation. We have lx en denied the right of forcing upon others our comeliness and our ability. We have been deprived of the advantages of one-sided debates. We have been restrained from participating in ex-Roberts parliamentary practice. We have not had the good fortune to Ik dunned for society dues. We have had no chance of proclaiming our ignorance of theology. We have been barred from taking cold at declamatory contests. We have been deprived of the blessings derived from listening to endless recitations, and dry impromptu talks. We have had no opportunity of showing what thrilling love we could make upon the stage in the auditorium. We have been forced to save our sociability unto this day. In view of these manifold grievances, we do solemnly declare and publish that we have banded ourselves together in a society called Philologian. for the support of which we mutually pledge to each other our pockets, our talents, and our five senses. 71Students’ Chkistian Association Students' Christian Association l oMMg .Vtn's Htanth !• La Jit •V,i«. A I. koxard K. Kvass . • 1‘rttUtml Cuhknck Movltun . Sarmal Vkt PrttiJtmt Kdwik GOODRICH . . Prtfaralory Vitt Pr M »! Howard I.kwih . . MnJrlPtparlmtitl I'ltt I’rtilJtHl Howard TllACK KAY . . . Stcrrtary J. Dunam Hi.ack .... Trtamrrr . Kmma SCHi'Lm . Mattik Jokkk I.l'KII.A SCHLASPKR Jussi Stkvkxson Anna Gutiiormhok Maiiki. Van Gildkh The culture of the Christian life is the object of the Women's branch of the S. C. A. W e meet for a half hour Thursday afternoon, for a devotional service, or Bible study. Many times the half hour is all too short. Yet we go back to our work with the inevitable renewal of courage for it. that comes from a quiet time with the Master. Of our committees, perhaps the most active arc the visiting committee, who take flowers to the sick: the entertainment committee, who work with the committee from the men's branch in planning the annual reception and the Thanksgiving | artv, and the devotional committees, who provide leaders for both the mid-week and Sunday morning meetings. l.ast year the school was given a treat in the way of a short visit from Miss Kaston. an earnest and efficient mission worker, and a speaker of unusual power, as you shall see later. She occupied the time usually given to morning exercises and chorus practice, and she lectured again at four o'clock to a good audience. So clearly did she picture the situation, so urgently plead for funds necessary in securing the first elements of civilization, so deeply make us feel our res|K nsihility and duty in giving, that .’is students and faculty, we pledged ourselves to the amount of sixty dollars to Ik- used in the work at Shanghai. Mr. George Hewitt of the Men's Branch, and Miss Wiese of the Women's Branch, have generously given the time necessary for collecting this amount. Several missionary meetings have ln-en held by the S. C. A. since last May in order to make us more intelligent along this vital line of Christian work. We feel that our interests are broader, our life fuller, our Christianity deejicr, for having placed in the hands of our Indian sisters some of the gold which. b divine alchemy, may Ik- transmitted into "the life more abundant ’ f 73Extracts from Two Letters Letter Number I My dear Parents: To-morrow, as you know, is Thanksgiving Day, and many of the students here are going to their homes to spend the vacation. They are looking forward with delight to the roast turkey. pumpkin pie. and other delicacies that will greet them as they take their places at the table to eat their Thanksgiving dinner. We who must stay here feel half inclined to envy them their good fortune in living so near home. For my part, 1 am feeling lonesome already. I deeply regret that my face will he the only one missing at dinner to-morrow, and. more than that, that I shall eat my dinner among strangers. How I wish 1 could be home to-morrow, if only for an hour or two at dinner-time! Letter Number II My dear Parents: I received your letter yesterday, and was overjoyed to find that you had such a pleasant time. You remember that in my last letter I expressed regret at being obliged to remain here during vacation. To-day 1 am glad of the privilege, because we who stayed here have cause to remember the Thanksgiving Day of 1903 as one of the most pleasant times of our lives. Thanks to the kindness and forethought of the Students’ Christian Association, our stay here has l ccn made happy, and the feeling of loneliness which had seized some of 11s has been dispelled. Thursday evening the students remaining here went to the Normal gymnasium to spend a few hours in peaceful enjoyment. The members of the Students’ Christian Association had arranged tables along the sides of the room, and had brought various games there with which we might enjoy ourselves. There were dominoes and flinch cards, crokinole and carrom I wards, and even a ping-pong table at one end of the room. Soon after our arrival, one of the ladies came up to us and requested permission to give each of us a name. Her request lnring granted, a little slip of pajK-r having ujxm it the name of some noted character—either real or fictitious—was pinned ujxm the back of each one. Every name which was given to a gentleman had a corresponding name among the young ladies, and vice verstj; each person searched among the guests for the person having a name corresponding to his own. and the two then became partners for the evening. Much merriment was caused by these searches. After a while little round pieces of paper, painted to resemble apples, and num!»ered also, were distributed. Those of one numlter formed groups by themselves until there were several groups. It was then announced that each group should compose a rhyme about the kind of apple it held. These poems were afterward collected, compared, the l cst and the poorest one selected, and prizes awarded. The first prize was a large pie, so. the group making the lx st rhyme was well rewarded. After this the Students' Christian ssociation had another surprise for us. Members made their appearance with large quantities of apples and poj corn balls, which were distributed among the students. This was a treat, you may Ik sure, as both apples and popcorn were excellent. and we ate them with much relish. As it began to get late, we played one or two games, and then, after singing “Home. Sweet Home," we returned to our homes, feeling lighter of heart, and very thankful to the Students’ Christian Association for what it had done for us. A school with an organization like that is bound to succeed. 74p 75Glee Club Srrrrhirr Trrumrrr Dirlor Pmni’1 i'r.-iJrul I ' v t‘r, •» . . « . I'lKOHi.K llKWITT KMMA I). SOLMIVO . CI.AKA Pllll.lPm ClIAKUli Bohiaox Ant.i.vN 8. Downing Ki.i auktii Da mow This is the ilee Club of Normal. These warbling sopranos and altos. (iifted in voice, with patience profound, wait after school ev ry l-riday. W ait as the Faculty wait for those at the door to Ik- seated. W hile, with voice and baton. Miss Downing coaches the others. Ixntd from the prominent Ixrnchcs the deep-voiced neighboring basses Sing, and in .accents disconsolate answers the wail of the tenors. This is the Glee Club of Normal, and evTvonc knows what that name means. Known for their beautiful songs and their earnest, hard work is this Glee Club’. Practicing "Ik Not Afraid” or jn-rhaps “Hear Our Prayer" in tlu-ir meetings. Swiftly the hour goes by to the tune of such heavenly music. (U cm r nly here’s just the word, for the tenors are let I by St. Peter.) After the end of the songs, they attend to the matters of business— Voting on some new name, or planning some spread or excursion. Thus ev’ry Friday our cares and the worries of Rhetric and Practice All are removed from our thoughts, by the magical power of music. Ye who have stepped in the hall and looked in at the door while we practiced. Ye who have listened in awe to our songs which you heard from the rostrum. Gaze on these seventy singers, and come to the Glee Club’s next concert. Practice each morning with vim. and Miss Downing may soon let you join us. 77Gkkman Circi.k.German Circle 1‘rtfUtul Ytff PrttUtmt l.orisK S«rt! rj Trtmmrtr Crkif W. h. SrAU-lNOKK Emma Schuui . II. A. ScitfoKN VKTT».K KKRTIIOI.D «. SCMROKDKK I'nder all tile Together-gatherings which the German Circle luring of the N ear held, was the Giristmas-together-gathering the iniportantcst. The Company was numln-r-richcr than ever, and Everyman made sure yet never a pleasanter livening lived to have. Already long had the resjK ctahle With-memliers of the Circle with Eagerness this livening awaited. ( n the fixed livening to early Hour together-gat tiered itself the Circle in Music-room, and here liecamc a for-thc-Occasion-fitting program outcarried. A grave, festive Feeling ruled in the Together-gathering, and with great Heartiness became "Stilly Night" sung. The solemn feeling became into one joyous changed thru the mighty Sound of "The Watch on the Rhine." The Program to End, went themselves All into the near-lying Gymnasium. There offered itself to them an uncommon Surprise. Instead of the expected Christ-Child and Fir-tree, found they the Hall with Lines crossed, which on a Wash outspread was. A real Herman liousewifc in Wooden-shoes and Kerchief stood beside, and gave to her Tcni|x r over the from Wind and Ixad Boys soiled Wash vent. She complained herself that she forced is the yet wet Wash off to take. Her Wail and Misery moved the Pity of her good-natured With-workers. and they hastened hither by in order to her helpful to Ik . There found they to their great Wonderment that the Wash out of a XuiuIxt of Paper-bags consisted, of which each a funny gift for the Receiver contained. Alt ho the (lifts not costly were, so prepared they universal great Joy yet. All the by this Giving with Musical-instruments remembered Income were, struck at once a Concert up. which in Harmony and Time from Sousa's Band not excelled In-come can. This spirited Enjoyment became after a While thru the apjiearance of several with Christmas-cakes and Coffee laden Trays. stopjnxl; and without Delay gave itself the Company to the Enjoyment of this excellent Food thither. The Good-cheer rose until to the highest point, and Each had with Faust outcalled might. “Tarry. Moment, thou art so fair." yet the not-to-be-begged-off Hand of the Clock warned on Home-going, and the With-nicmbcrs of the Circle parted themselves with many "It lives, the German Circle!" and "Merry Christmas!" 79r Hhonvning Ci.ub.Browning Club ' vjAA-a ......................................................Makv O’Kkkfk ...................................................... . IIakkikt K. DtVlS The little society of Browning's followers which assembles for an hour every fortnight, has finished a year of society work rich in thought and pleasant companionship. I£verv meeting has given a new insight into Browning's strong intellect and his warm, impassioned nature. And as the members of the society have come into a better understanding of Browning, they have found comfort and rest in his words. He tells them to take courage even in defeat. “All men strive and who succeeds?" and ” ”1“ is not what man docs which exalts him. but what man would do." More beautiful even than these sentiments is the thought which he gives us in Pip pa Passes: "All service ranks the same with C.od— With God. whose pupj ets. Ix-st and worst. Are we: there is no last nor first." It is es|KX ially in the study of the drama f'ippa I asses. which has formed the greater part of the society's work for the year, that the l enctU of society gatherings has l een felt. By hearing the interpretation of others, by feeling that they are finding and enjoying the same truths, each member of the society has gained a keener appreciation of Browning’s thought and has l een made more alive to the l eauty of Browning's philosophy. The spirit of society fellowship thus inspired is especially apparent in the informal nature of the Browning Club’s meetings. They are like family gatherings for an hour of quiet discussion. The members draw round Miss Peake's fireplace as about the hearth of a common home where all have the same interest, and where each one will always feel that his place is vacant for him when active memliership ceases. 81 Students' Art Loan Club ‘rrrbJrnl Virr PrttiJtHt Stertiary ■ Trtamrtr . Librarian . an Librarian JOSKI'KINK M. LOCIIKK JOSHI-HINK CiAKHOK . ClIKIH, A. Rtiri . Many Mikaiian Gbmkvikvk Km a wlk v The purpose of the Art Loan C lub, which meets twice during the quarter, is twofold: first, to make a study of the great artists and their masterpieces; second, to loan framed pictures to the members for the purpose of lieautifving their rooms. The influence that a good picture has on human beings may be compared to the fragrance diffused from a small quantity of attar of roses hidden in a great trunk. As every article in the trunk is the sweeter because of the rose scent, so do our thoughts and emotions as we gaze at a licautiful picture, seem to acquire a subtle attribute of happiness. The. Art lx an Club has brought this truth home to many of the students, and many of them have learned to know and love great pictures. In a certain Xormalitc’s room a very good copy of Raphael's “Madonna of the Chair" was hung over the little work table, wliere it not only received the best light but met the gaze of the student on his awakening, or on his entering the room. One evening, after a hard day’s work (two examinations, one of which was a probable “flunk”), he entered his room and. tired and discouraged, threw himself into a chair for a few minutes' rest before taking up the usual four hours of study. As he leaned hack, he met the gaze of the Madonna. Something about her face interested him. The eyes seemed to meet his with a steady gaze, while in their depths he read courage and determination. Inspired bv what he read, he at once set to work with renewed vigor. Another day brought him a telegram from home with the news that one of the loved ones was nigh to death's door. He knew that six hours must | ass before he could take a train for home. Strange to say. this time as he met the gaze of the Madonna, her liquid eyes were brimming over with love and pity. The lines in her face that expressed strength and determination licforc were now softened and tender. Who can ever know better than that student the comforting influence of that picture at such a trying time? But when, three hours later, a message came containing the good news that the crisis was past, that the loved one was on the way to recovery, the student hapi encd to glance quickly up at the picture, and what was his surprise when he saw happiness in the Madonna's eves. And more, lie even fancied that a smile lurked about the l eautiful mouth. Thus it was that this student discovered the deep sympathy which the picture had hidden within itself, but which is revealed only to those who know pictures as they should be known. Such pictures are like true friends. They mean little to us when first seen, but when they have l ccn with us in our joys and our sorrows, our successes and our trials.then we really understand them, then we feel that in a way they are our pictures, and we wish to have them always with us. Fortunate are we that in our school days we are becoming thus acquainted with the world’s masterpieces. 83Public Spkakinc. Club. i Speaking Club I Here's a pledge for the youngest, smallest, and most modest organization recorded in the Quiver—the class in Public Speaking. When in the course of human events it Incomes necessary to prepare for an oratorical contest or an inter-state debate, then applications for admission to this class crown the maximum limit of membership, and many are turned away sorrowing. Then Adams begins to evolve his thunder tones, and Ford and Schwede to practice Delsarte movements for poise and grace. Halsey goes without his supper that he may In- present at the opening of each session, and Molt tears to pieces the grammatical constructions of Chatham and Webster and questions their use of shall and will. The versatility of the class i quite as remarkable as that Bully Bottom claimed for himself. | Here Mortimer gained the training that enabled him to take a star part in the Philakean-Ale- thcan play, and Murphy made that preparation by virtue of which he captured the State assembled to receive the delegates to the Inter-Normal Oratorical Contest at Plattevillc in March. 1904. Is there debating to Ik done? Call u| on Riley; he will debate with you any question you may propose for two years together, dinner and supper and sleeping hours excepted, and Ik ready for a fresh encounter the third year. While Trelcvcn. Scliocnwetter, and Miss Cannon arc lineal I desccndcnts of the schoolmaster in the "Deserted Village ’ of whom the parson said, that “Even though vanquished, lie could argue still. Miss Robinson and Miss Wilson exemplify the persuasive power that resides in the shaking eye and in a “low, soft voice, that excellent thing in woman." St. Peter is not only an ex-l ccllcnt after-dinner speaker, but Ik?fore-dinner and all-through-the-dinncr, as well; while as for Wendt—well, some of you heard of him a year ago. 85 Public r Audubon Socikty. Audubon Society FrttiJtul............................... II. N. Go»daki Viet Prtiidtmt............................ Klokknck Pout StCrtiaryTrtamrtr..........................Kl.LA Pa HNS WONT II Fit J Martha!............................Louis U. St. Pktkk Interest in bird study has been a matter of notable growth during the last few years. This interest has emanated very largely from the schools, altho much has been done to arouse it hv numerous organizations which have grown up over the country for the purpose of bird study and bird protection. There have been several reasons for this growth: In the first place, the investigations of the Department of Agriculture and to some extent of other organizations, have shown us to what an astonishing extent the birds arc useful in destroying pestiferous insects and other harmful animals, and also in eating up enormous quantities of troublesome weed seeds, which would otherwise infest the roadside and fields. It has been discovered also that certain shore birds arc doing inestimable benefit to human life in removing garbage and other organic matter, which would otherwise lx- left to breed filth and disease alx ut harbors and along certain coasts. Again, investigation has brought to light an alarming condition thruout the I'nited States regarding the decrease of bird life during the last fifteen years, it lxdng claimed that an average decrease of forty-six per cent has occurred over the entire country. A further reason for interest in bird study is found in the fact that the more cultured among Americans are now beginning to see beyond the prevailing spirit of commercialism, and to awaken to some appreciation of those influences which contribute to the aesthetic and. in a very broad way. the ethical in life. It is now being understood, at least in small degree, that the birds, thru their gorgeous and beautiful colors, thru their charming and melodious songs, thru the joyous freedom of their life, and thru the almost human qualities which they jx ssess. are capable of contributing, to a wonderful extent, to a love and appreciation of the beautiful and the good. The growth of this interest in bird study has been very noticeable in the Normal. Hereto fore it has found expression thru the Nature Study Club, an informal -organization for purposes of studies afield. However, this spring it was thought wise to have a definite organization under the name and plan of the Audubon Society, in order that we might give aid so far as jx»s-siblc to the state and national societies organized under this name. The society, consisting of alxmt thirty-five members, has held regular meetings once in two weeks, on Monday night, at which interesting programs have been given. Once a week, on Saturday morning, the Club has gone out on field excursions for direct bird study, whenever the weather has not been too unfavorable.r N'ohmai. Okchkstka. T v J Normal Orchestra Pianist, Carrie Nelson First Violin. Arthur Sperling Clarence Xiquettk Second Violin. • Arthur Laxgmass William Spali.ixger Cornet. Oliver Oskornk Normal Mandolin Club Pianist. Lillian Ryder First Mandolins. Ki.ixaiiktii Miller Ukack Siikpardson Second Mandolins, Ci.eora Price Octavia Krimmincer Guitars. % 80 Kate Barker Alyda ClarkA 91I I The Oratorical Association Prexhteat I 'iff PrfxUemt Sftret,try 7Vw«w . . Gkokiik I'kick Kuhkkt C. Wkni.t Marlk Con a nt . John I . Kokh One of the most useful of the many school organizations is the ()ratorical Association. I laving for its purpose the development of debating and oratorical talent, it has general supervision over all work carried on along these lines. The efficiency of the Association is evident in the excellence of the work that it accomplishes. There is an active memlx'rship of more than sixty students, and all the members of the school arc included in the associate membership. This year the oratorical contest, the annual debate with Normal. Illinois, and. for the first time, a debate with Milwaukee Normal, have been arranged for and conducted by the Association. For the purpose of selecting those who could lx st represent tlte school in the Inter Normal debates, a series of competitive debates, open to all students, was held during the fall term. This proved to lx a thoroly satisfactory method for choosing the memlx-rs of the debating teams. A large number of the students, both men and women, entered these preliminary contests. and thereby secured valuable training. In the oratorical contest there were six contestants. and the character of the orations, both as to literary quality and delivery, was of a high order. The purjxxsc for which the Oratorical Association is organized is a very worthy one. and deserves the support of every student, and the work in oratory ami debate that it carries on is exceedingly valuable to the student and useful in the life of the school, stimulating, as it docs, activity in two important phases of student work, and cultivating a spirit of healthy rivalry and intercourse with other schools. One of the pleasantest incidents of school life this year was the trip to Plattcville conducted under the auspices of the Oratorical Association, on the occasion of the Inter-Normal Oratorical Contest. 02Off to Platteville Scene: Corner of Church and Main streets. Time: March 17. X:oo o’clock in the morning. “O’Flaherty, will ye lx- after noticin' that crowd now? Faith, where du ye Ik- thinkin' they can Ik coinin’ from? D’ye think they’ve let loose the asylum?" "Praise Ik . Corrigan! Indadc an’ don’t yeknow? Them's what ye call N’ormalites from that school up stratc. My Bridget read in the paper last night that their Spachifyin' Club du Ik goin' to sind a number down South to spake." "I was after readin' that ntesilf, but I don’t see what that's got to do with that bunch. ill ye list to that now? They Ik callin' to Ole Oleson. an’ some one’s hollerin'. ‘Xiggah! N'iggah! I niver hear l of a nigger by the name of Ole before. Now they're yellin’ 'Holt!'—as if he'd holt for them. ‘Bum. git a rap trap!' Be av thim animals they have up there for to cut up their heart for what they call Mitlicr Nature Study, must have broke loose. If it's got sich a start on them, they'll niver catch it with a rat trap." "Be jalicrs, Pat. an' don't ye know what they're doin'? They're just a yellin' to show they're right with the feller what’s goin' to spake. In my days they didn't make sich a power av noise, but maylx it’s a good thing. I've often heard | x- Minnegan. as fought with Roosevelt, say that the noise of the cannons an' the jxippins av the guns make a feller feel kind o' brave. 1 du Ik supposin' they hollers a lot to make the other man feel sort o' perked-up like." "Ix-t's go after thim. 'Taint ivrv day ye can see sich a jolly crowd." "Well, will ye see that now. Flaherty, that yellow (lag? du y- sup|xise that is? Be they all )rangemcn out wid their (lags on St. Patrick's day?" ‘‘The I ord bless ye. Corrigan, that's their banner. That's to tell them that sees it that they're from Oshkosh. That big feller must lie goin’ along to take care av it. An' that one the) call Joe struts around like a drum-major. An'there’s me frind Murphy lookin' like he was the sinator from Montana.” "Flaherty, see that lady over yander will the sheepskin on her liack. D’ye s’jxise she’s goin' to school? She looks aisier than the rist. as if she'd bin over the country a bit. an' warn’t afraid she’d git run over iv'ry time she hears a car coinin'.” "But du ye see- the one beyant her. that stands so stratc. wid a manner on her like a quanc v She don't look so worried as the rist. I'm wonderin’ if she don’t hev to study so hard.” "I've struck it. Flaherty." “Struck what ?’’ "They’re tavchers. an’ they’re goin’ along tu maroon, no. sltampoo. the crowd. Guess they'll take it aisy an' not try to watch the whole bunch.” "Did ye ive-r? There’s the train, an we niver heard it coinin’.” "Faith! they’re not all goin'. Just a few. I was after hearin' a feller say 'twas to Platteville they're bound.” "So'tis. I’d lie mighty glad to see the Oshkosh hoys win. ’cause a clean shame ’twould Ik- to waste all this veilin'." "Right ye are. and so 'twould. But 'tis a foinc thing fer thim to git excited once in a while. Did ye iver have a horse that couldn't run away that amounted to much? D’ye remember the mare what I had last winter? She'd stand still any toime an’ let an automobile run over her. but she warn’t worth the kajx ” 93The Monday Night Following. "Ah' where would ye Ik- after thinkin’ I was to-day? Me frind Murphy at the Normal asked me to come up an’ hear him till av the trip to Plattevillc. So I wint, an' now I know how all the hollerin' came out.” "An di»l we win ?" “Now don’t lx- botherin’ me. Corrigan, an’ I’ll tell ye the whole story. First, they wint there.” “Sure, an’ we all know that. They war’nt very sacrit about it.” “When they got there. Plattevillc raised us five, an’ had a band to meet thitn.” “I call that mane av thim, because thin they couldn’t lx? hearin’ our boys yellin." "Well, niver moind that. The band played foine, indadc an’ it did, an’ they had some o’ thim flutterin’ things, blue an’ white, an’ they waved thim instid av their hats whin our toys stepped off the cars. The whole town was dressed up like Fourth av July.” "Like Fourth av July?” “Yis, wasn't I jist after savin’ so? But to reshume my story. That night they had one o’ thim swaravs where ivrybody goes round and shakes hands wid ivrybody else, and’smodes, an' smoiles, till he don't have to smoile no more, the smoile’s froze there.” “A ward caucus, ye mane.” “No. I mane a swaray. Well, at this swaray they had a mighty foine time. They must o’ had stuff to ate, for Murphy said as how each of the scliools had a table all rigged up wid its own colors.” “Must o’ had praties an' rutabagies at the Oshkosh table. lie gorra! an’ mustn’t that have been foine?” “Be ye on to where Plattevillc is. Corrigan? Anyway, it’s down in the black-jack country. They had some av that black-jack made into pins for the fellers that was goin’ to spake.” “Warn’t that noice av thim, now!” “They presinted thim pins at the swaray. Then some av those who would lx spakin' if any of the rale spakers died or had appendicitis, made little speeches—toasts, ye call thim. Murphy made wan. an’ I was after bearin’ some wan say ’twas the foinest o’ the lot.” “Indade! Who’d iver think it o’ Murphy?” “Well. now. Murphy is all right, even if he does du some funny talkin' at toimes. The nixt mornin’ some av the tachers got a chanst to git rid of some of their extray ideas. Whin Mr. Halsey stood up to talk a bit. they clapped an’ clapped. They knew by the looks an’ manner av him. they’d lx after bearin’ somethin’ good.” “Aint he a foine man? My! but I’m thinkin’ he’s jist the man fer the job. T don’t believe I could do so well mesilf. But what about the rale spakin’?”. “Now. don’t git forninst my story. That came Friday night. There were siven spakers. four boys an’ three gurls. Murphy says the gurl from River Falls was the fature av the evenin’ —the most interesting’ wan on the program.” “An’ did she win?” “Indade. an' she didn’t. The judges couldn't see very well, so they gave her sivinth place.’ “Sivinth place! Well. well, an’ what did Oshkosh get?” “McMahon from Milwaukee was the winner. Now. don’t lx- after interruptin' me so much. McMahon made a grate spache.” “Is that all?” "No. they had to come home.” "That was too bail.” “No. it warn’t. Some o’ the boys thought that was the lx st part. Two av thim were blan-dandherin' around the girl as got sivinth place.” "I wish! I’d bin there.” “So do I. Corrigan, an' nixt toime they have any talkin’ spells at the Normal we’ll go. They're jist iverlastin’ grate on talkin’.”CORA HEFFERNAN 2 1JT.PLAC£ ARTHUR GRUEKEWALD I 3. 2W3 PLACE HOWARD THACKRAY OM PLACE SARA JONES ROSE HEYMANN OTTO SCHOENWSTTER A LP.TII K A N — PH 11. A K K A N DKCI.A 1MK KS. 96pLocal Oratorical Contest Friday Evening, January Twenty-ninth, Nineteen Hundred and Four, Normal Auditorium PROGRAM Vocal Solo.................................... Oration — "Navarre”.............................. Oration — "Napoleon"............................. Instrumental Solo ............................... Oration — "W hite Man. l»e Merciful”............. Oration — "The Stars and Stripes"................ Vocal Solo....................................... ()ration "John Marshall"......................... Oration “The Dynamics of Social Progress"........ .Prof. Fling .Gkokgk Holt . Fdwakd Dark . Rose Hkym axx . I loWARI) Til Al KRAY ■ S. V. Mt'RI'II Y • Flora Morrill • John Ford . R. W. Adams Decision of Judges: Third Place......................"Napoleon" Second Place........."The Stars and Strips" First Place......................."Navarre" 97Junior Debate Affirmative ...........................Oshkosh Negative.......................Stevens Point Question: Resolved, that national hanks should Ik allowed to establish branches. The debate occurred Friday evening. March 25. in the auditorium of the Stevens Point Normal School. The judges gave the decision to the negative by a vote of two to one. O HKO H J0i5EPfiTNE jAV] CHRI3A.RUPP EMANUEL K.PAUUJ 98At Stevens Point When nineteen loyal Oshkoshites set out for Stevens Point on March twenty-fifth, they hoped to return the richer by one more victon gained from the Stevens Point Normal. They came hack richer, especially the girls, not in victory, hut in that which surpasses all victory, knowledge. If you will read carefully, you will see by what individual notions and abstractions they reached their general notion. They were a splendid looking lot of people as they left the station that morning with their two conductors, Mr. Small and Mr. Coolidgc. Whether it was the conductors or the crowd that did it 1 cannot tell, but everyone seemed to realize that they were no common sort, from the brakemen and jx rtcrs. who acted as if they were Pierpont Morgan's private party, to the gro-ceryman and baker’s boy, who “stood around" at the smile of our Senior girl. The committee who met our delegation at the depot, felt their fascination, as theStcvens Point girls picked out the boys to whom they wished to show the sights. In answer to their query. “What would you like to see?" the boys promptly made reply. “Domestic Science." Every member of the party spent the day as he desired, one or two in renewing old home acquaintances, as they said. It is not known how Mr. Small spent his time, but at three minutes to six he was seen sprinting down the street toward the hotel at a track-meet pace. One of the boys said, “They entertained us royally: I fell in with all of the proceedings." Rut all of the party did not care to fall in. or down, quite so energetically as he did. After the debate. Stevens Point tried to soothe the vanquished with a reception. When they produced Some eatables, their success was assured, and the conquest made by the Domestic Sci’s was complete. In the wee hours of the morning a jolly hand wended their way to the depot. Amid shouts and cheers from the Stevens Pointers the train pulled out for Oshkosh. Oshkosh, was it ? But Oshkosh colors are yellow and white, and the band in the Pullman wore red and gray. True enough, hut there were yellow and white banners proclaiming them still Oshkoshites. for tho some hearts had Inen left behind, and many colors, no banners had been left, except the one which Stevens Point had carried off the year before, and which we had sought for in vain. The men of the party were commencing to dream of Domestic Science, when sandwiches were produced, and as one course after another was forthcoming, and then vanished, their dreams of Stevens Point tied, and when they had finished they were all ready to second the fellow who said. “We don't need Domestic Science: Oshkosh is best after all." Theorem: The way to reach a man’s heart is through his stomach. Hint: I’sc material found above. Corollaries: I Defeat is not half so bitter if accompanied by a good spread. II. The one that feeds him last wins the man. 90Inter-Normal Debate Affirmative ..........................Osh kosii Negative ......................... Milwaukee Question: Resolved, that our laws should provide for compulsory arbitration in labor-capital troubles—first, when the interests of the public are esj ccially at stake: second, where either party to the controversy demands arbitration. This debate was held in the X'ormal auditorium. Friday evening, April 22. The decision of the judges was unanimous in favor of the negative.ILLINOIS EDITH LMQ MAN HERBERT COONS FRED TELFORD Inter-State Debate Affirmative...............Normal, Illinois Negative...........................Oshkosh Question : Resolved, that our laws should provide for compulsory arbitration in lalx r-capi-tal troubles—first, where the interests of the public are especially at stake; second, where either party to the controversy demands arbitration. This debate took place at Normal. Illinois. Friday evening. May z . The decision of the judges was unanimous in favor of the negative. lOlHENRY G l HOTZ FORE$T J--SORENSON CLARENCE L MOULTON 102Phoenix-Philakean Debate Affirmative.......................... Phoenician Negative............................ Question: Resolved, that national hanks l e allowed to issue notes on their commercial assets to the amount of twenty-five per cent of their respective capitals: five per cent of the amount issued to be held as a guaranty fund in United States bonds, or in gold deposited in the United States treasury. This debate was held in the Normal auditorium. Friday evening. May 6. The decision of the judges was unanimous in favor of the negative. 103ELLEN B. i MCDONALD WALTER P.HAC MAN ADOLPH RUEHL LYCEUM DEBATERS Lyceum-Philakean Debate Affirmative............................ Lyceum Negative........................... I’hilakkan Question: Resolved, that a uniform system of text-hooks, to Ik- selected by a text-book commission, be adopted in the common schools of this state coinnxin schools to mean tlw sc below the high school, and cities of sixty th: isand and over to lx- excepted. This debate is to he held in the Normal auditorium, Friday evening. June 3. WILLIS V.BUCKLEY' PHILAKEAN F _ DEBATERS k JOHN CHRISTOPHERSON CHARLES BOHLSO 104 Lyceum-Phoenix Debate Affirmative..................... Lyceum .Xcgathv.................... Phoenix Question : Resolved, that for the government of a free people, the Knglish cabinet system i preferable to the presidential system of the I'nited States. This debate is to Ik- held in the Normal auditorium, Monday evening. June 20. 105SONG Mater Carissima To '04 Soft o’er the campus fair, Shadows are stealing, While breathes night gently. Calm. rest, and healing. Here droops each leafy bough; Twilight is falling ’Neath the tower dusky; Sweet music's calling. Chorus. List to the melody, list to the melody. Mater Carissima, mater carissima. Guide with thy love divine, each loyal child of thine. Mater Carissima, mater carissima. Far from thy ivied walls. Night dark returning. Well sing thy mem'ry dear. With love deep yearning. As of yore floating soft. Faint strains alluring. Our hearts exultant feel Thy love enduring. Air'.Santa Lucia. 106Athletic Association 'miJr at Stertiary Trtamrtr Too Muttagrr i.irtrl Hit M.tmtgrr . at it Manager Trad Manager Ten nit Manager AKTIII'K H. Gkuknkwai.d Hrkthoi.d Scmmokhkk W. F. CoouixiR IUhl Wktlaupkk Kdwakii It. Hark l . Frank Davis Nicholas Sciikaa Frank II. Kkkkk A tor thlctics. our pride and our boast. B is for I lets that are lx th won and lost. C—Constitution, revised and recovered. D is for Dangers which round us have hovered. E for the Energy athletes expend. F for the Fractures which take long to mend. G is for Cilory. which all strive to gain. H is for Hurts that bring with them pain. I for the Interest shown at our games. J for the Journeys which spread wide our names. Hi stands for Knocks, which we lx»th give and take. L for the Lameness that keeps us awake. M stands for muscle which soon becomes hard. N —our protector, the well-famed Nose-guard. O is the letter our heroes receive. P for the Pluck by which they succeed. Q is for quickness, a quality good. R for the Roughness by all of us stood. S is for S] ecd seen on field and on track. X is for Touchdown or mayl e Touchback. U for the I'nion evinced by school spirit. V is for Victory—we sometimes come near it. W for W ind, which is better if long. X is for Xercise which makes us so strong. Y stands for Veils, which we give with a zest. Z is for Zeal—hoc finis cst. 108To the Foot Ball Team Hail to you. heroes of the gridiron, brave veterans of many a well-fought field! You bring with you marks of honor from Ripon and Stevens Point, from Wayland. St. Xorbert’s. Beloit, and Wisconsin. The long campaign is over now. You hear no more the shouts of hostile spectators : you see no fists, no canes, no clubs., raised threateningly along the side-lines. The impetuous charge: the steady and successful repulse: the signal calling you to new efforts —all these you knew in days of battle, but now is your da of peace. O loyal squad, how have you worked for the glory of your school! And how well have your efforts been repaid! Twenty or thirty strong, you practiced night after night, no matter what the weather might he. You practiced in the mud when water stood in puddles on the back-campus, all for the glory of the school! You practiced when the biting cold made carlaps and overcoats necessary, all for the glory of the school! You practiced, sore and bruised, all for the glory of the school! And you gained honors for yourselves and for the institution which you represent. When the first call to battle came, the Kaukauna Highs went down before your terrific onslaught. .Vest came Stevens Point. Wayland. and Ripon, who likewise bowed their heads to the inevitable. Then, with certain defeat staring you in the face, you fell uj»n the great team of Wisconsin University. What a struggle ensued! Great were the wonders informed on that day. Every mcmlier of our team fought with that esprit du corps and scorn of danger, which shall forever characterize the athlete of the Oshkosh Normal. For six and a half minutes our skilled opponents hurled mass upon mass against our little band, before a touchdown could Ik-scored. In the end Victory sat not upon our standards, but let us remember that in some defeats there is great glory. But Fortune again smiled u|x n us. and St. Xorbcrt’s suffered a severe defeat at our hands. Alas! it was oiir last victory of the season. Shattered and sundered, all that was left of our noble eleven, altho aided by able substitutes, fell below Lawrence, our old opponents, on Thanksgiving Day. Let us not grieve over our defeats. Let us rather exult in our triumphs. The former were honorable: the latter glorious. Praise and gratitude forever to that devoted band thru whose unfaltering zeal those hard fought victories were won! 109•kyhjl Vivnxooj[ mixFoot-Ball Tearn Left End.............................................G. Hkwitt Left Tackle..........................................X. Sciikaa Left Guard...........................................C. SciiWBDE Center ..............................................L. Wentzel, Captain Right Guard..........................................B. Schroeder Right Tackle ........................................E. Evans Right End ...........................................D. Black Quarterback .........................................F. Keefe Right Half...........................................Morrill, Eriiach. Buckley Left Half............................................A. Schxvalm Full Hack ...........................................R. Halsey Substitutes..........................................Sorenson, Lkhm an. Halimx, Wendtl and Manager .............................................J. Christoph ersox Coach ...............................................Prof. W. T. Coolidge OPPONENTS RECORD PLACE TIME OPPONENTS OSH KOSII Kaukauna High .Septemlier 19 .. 0 I 1 Stevens Point Normal . Septeml er 26 . . 21 Wavlantl Acadcmv . October 3 0 23 Kipon College .October 10 6 .... 17 Whitewater Normal . October 24 17 O Beloit College Beloit .October 31 6 Wisconsin I’niversitv . November 7 . . •••• 53 0 .November 21 .. .... 0 5 0 Lawrence I’nivcrsitv pplcton . November 26 .. .... 47 Total 169 77 111Consolation There! young man, don't cry! They have broken your ribs. I know: And your ball so new. And your shin guards, too, Are tilings of the long ago; But such small troubles wil soon pass by There! young man. don't cry! There! young man, don't cry! They have broken your leg. I know; And the glad, wild ways Of your foot-ball days Arc things of the long ago; But fame and fortune will come by and by There! young man. don’t cry! There! young man. don't cry! They will soon break your neck. I know: And the games and schemes Of your foot-ball dreams Will be things of the long ago: But your fame in the Qi ivkk will never die— There! young man. don’t cry! v .jf There are many tales of foot-ball men. Who fain would wear the laurel. For the last two years there ne'er has been One tale without its Morrill. v Oh! who i that long-legged farmer. That awful tall “skeleton in armor"? That's our crack Quarterback. Whose fame has reached Omro and farther. Ach. never so yet such a guard was. The ball it already so safely was. When Schrocdcr he Already did sec That a hole in the line yet so soon was. 1 12The Life History of the Basket Ball Team Once upon a time, in the third year of the twentieth century, a number of young men who were remarkable for their knowledge of basket-ball, attended the Normal School at )shkosh. When the cold days of winter began, these young men got together and talked over the prospects of forming a team from among them, and going out into the world to seek their fortunes. They chose from their midst, as their leader. Willis Buckley, noted for his beauty, skill, and winning ways among the ladies, and under his direction, and the management of "Shorty" Keefe, regular practice was conducted in the gymnasium three times a week. The Thursday before Christmas vacation, five men were selected to contend with the Two Rivers Athletic Club, and the next afternoon they started out on the first expedition in the lx st of spirits, believing the Two Rivers team to be a little country team on whom they could practice. In fact, before leaving Oshkosh. Buckley got a derby several sizes too large for him. and the wind blew it off into the Manitowoc River. When they arrived at Two Rivers they learned, to their sorrow, that the team they were to play was a close aspirant for the State championship : and upon a dancing fioor. without practice in team work, they were completely lost from beginning to end. However, having profited bv their lesson, when they returned home practice in team work ensued, and after a little change in the line-up. they met and defeated Lawrence University and the Oconto team in the next two games. Elated over their victories, they again played a team aspiring to state championship, and the formidable boys from Weyauwega defeated our heroes in one of the closest, fastest, and most exciting games of the season. It is needless to say that Port Washington and Weyauwega defeated our boys at their resj)ective cities, for neither team ever loses on its home floor. It then seemed time to win another game, and accordingly, Lawrence was defeated a second time. The next week the team went to Stevens Point, where they received a fine reception, but in return left the victory with their hosts. For love of a change our battle-scarred veterans won a game from the Menasha Foresters by a big margin, and then for the same reason, lost again to Stevens Point. Thus ended the season of 1904. 'I he young men who had started out to conquer the world met and talked things over. Although they had been defeated by four different teams, three of them were close aspirants for state championship, and on the other hand, we had won games from strong teams about the state. For once the season was successful from a financial standpoint, due to the good management of Mr. Keefe, together with the hearty support of the school. It has been ascertained that four of this year's team will Ik back next year, and then they will again attempt to carry out their old plans. 113Bovs Basket Ball Team.Basket Ball Tearn Right forward.........................................F. Kef.fe, Manager Left Forward .........................................A. Gruenewald Center ...............................................Edward IIensel Right Guard...........................................George Hewitt Left Guard ...........................................W. Buckley, Captain Substitute ........................................... rtjiur Whitcomb Official .............................................Charles W. Schwede RECORD OPPONENTS PLACE DATE OPPONENTS OSHKOSH Two Rivers .Two Rivers .... — 40 14 Lawrence I Diversity .Appleton 9 2S Weyauwega Athletic Club.. .(Xshkosh 21 Port Washington A. C .Port Washington .... 32 4 I awrence I Diversity 23 28 Weyauwega Athletic Club.. .Weyauwega February 12 ... 11 Stevens Point Normal . Stevens 1 ‘oint ... .... 32 14 Mcnasha Foresters 24 ()shkosh 72 26 14 GAMES WON SCORE OpjKments 6 245 Oshkosh 256“Innocents Abroad" During tin- recent visit of the Oshkosh Normal foot-ball team, there was a pie famine in our city. George Hewitt, the left end of the Oshkosh team, ate all the pies in our restaurants and hotels, and would have broken into the bakeries, but for the timely arrival of the police, who threatened to take him into custody.—Beloit Free Press. The Oshkosh Normal basket-ball team made a four-hour stop here yesterday on their way to Port Washington. It is surprising that a man acting as manager of the team, does not know the difference between a private Hat and a hotel: but U| on entering a private Hat lie shocked the elevator lx»y bv exclaiming. " lee! where are we at? Is this a hotel?” I’pon being informed of his mistake, he lxat a hasty retreat.—Milwaukee Sentinel. It is said that C'ltas. Schwcde. the Oshkosh official in last Friday's basket-ball game lx-tween the Oshkosh Normal and Lawrence 1 niversity. is a crack shot with a "six-shooter." We are fortunate that lie forgot his weajxm. as serious damage might have resulted. —Appleton 'l imes. The two waitresses at the junction restaurant have begun a breach of promise suit against two of the ( )shkosh Normal boys. Bert hold Schroeder and George Hewitt, who stopped here on the way back from Beloit. It is claimed that these two gentlemen plighted faith with the young women on the junction platform, and neither of the young ladies has received answers to her many letters. Other reports of a similar nature have been received alxmt these young men. —I Fa ter t men Exa in iiter. The |x lice were summoned by the frantic outcries of a young man. named Hensel. of the Oshkosh Normal basket-ball team, who rushed out of the Blister hotel wildly gesticulating, and demanding the arrest of the lx U lx y. who t x k his grip when he entered the hotel lobby, and gave him a brass coin in return.—Milwaukee Free Press. It seems evident that the good showing that the Oshkosh Normal basket-ball team made here is due to their excessive training. Just before the midnight train left for the south, several memlxTs of the learn were seen making long runs ami violent spurts in the direction of the de|x t.—Oconto Herald. It is a well-known fact that when a number of people are gathering together, some one must be last. This place is taken by George Hewitt. When either the foot-ball or basket-ball team leaves the city, our reporters always learn of the fact by seeing Mr. 1 Icwitt running toward the depot at train time, or frantically pursuing the departing train.—Daily Northwestern. We must confess that the Oshkosh Normal team surprised us greatly in the way they played foot-ball against our team. Not only were there g xxl individual players, but the team work as a whole showed careful training and good coaching. As a practice game for our team it was all that could lx‘ expected, and in the future we shall always be glad to play the gentlemanly team from the Oshkosh Normal.—Cnirersity Notes. Madison Journal. After the departure of the Oshkosh Normal foot-ball team, no sauerkraut, weiners, pretzels, or litnburgcr cheese could Ik bought in this city. The majority of the Oshkosh boys eat only these delicacies while in training.—Madison Journal. lieI ! Jkssik Gao. Francks Rurkk. Emma Sciiwantks. Bi.anciik Cowap. Elizabeth McGuirk. Clara Tompkins. (Captain) Junior Girls’ Baskkt Ball Tkam (Champions.) I 1 17Ciiki.s Baskkt Bali, Tkam (Regulars) Miss Siiepardson, Manager. Blanche Cowap, OfHcial. Clara Zasshnii aus. Hazki, Wbtlaufkr, Captain. Catherine Barber Kate Barber. Laura Edwards. Frances Burke. Ac-nes Challonkr. Gertrude Stewart.We Are Nine l met a little Normal girl: Played basket-ball, she said: Her face was decked with scratches long. And humps adorned her head. She had a firm, determined air; In bloomers she was clad; Her eyes, beneath her tousled hair. Gazed on her opponent sad. One arm hung limply at her side, And fluttered as she reeled. Her teeth, like snowflakes in the wind. Were scattered o’er the field. Her blouse was torn across the sleeves. Her hose rent at the knees. Her shoes clung sadly to her feet Like mistletoe to trees. Yet calm and undismayed she stood. Oh. that my tongue could tell How bravely she essayed to speak. And give her Normal yell. "Of members on your team, fair maid. How many may you Ik-?’' “How many? Nine in all." she said. And wondering, looked at me. “Two of us in the center play. And two the baskets make, Besides two guards—alert are they. And spry, there’s no mistake." “You say for centers there are two. Of guards and baskets four. Yet ye arc nine! I pray you tell. Where do you get three more?" Then did the little maid reply: “Nine on our team have we: For six are “regs,” and three arc "subs." That makes the team, you see." "But only six on the team do play. ‘Subs’ are the other three. So when you count the players up. Then only six arc ye." She answered. "Nay, sir, we are nine; A Teg’ may crack her knee. A Teg' may get her finger sprained. Then play the ’subs,' you sec." “But they arc ’subs.’ those extra three. No members of the team arc they.” ’Twas throwing words away, for still The little maid would have her will. And always stoutly would she say. "Nine girls upon the team have wc.” 1 10Track Athleti cs In the foregoing forms of athletics, which have been duly lauded at our hands, it is co-operation. the harmonious working together of the team as a whole, that is developed as the most essential element of success. In track athletics, there is an opportunity for the individual to develop his ability along those lines for which he is best adapted. Thus it is a phase of athletics which might well Ik- given more prominence at our Normal School. Our school is usually plentifully supplied with material which, with the careful training undergone by athletes at other institutions, would do great honor to the White and Gold. The approach of the balmy days of spring called forth an unusual numlter of aspirants for honors. Entering the Gymnasium on an evening in the latter j art of March, you would have found Coach Coolidgc engaged in instructing a dozen or more youths in the manner of starting. The inclemency of the weather retarded outdoor work until late in April. For the purjjose of bringing to light the l est men, and determining who were to comprise the team to meet Kipon. May 14. the Athletic Association voted a championship banner to the class winning the highest iminlnr of ) oints in a class field meet. The matter was taken up by the various classes and. as a result, a considerable spirit of rivalry was aroused among them. The Seniors, confident in the brawn of such men as Schraaand Schroeder, expected an easy victory. Even the little Freshics boasted of a few events which they were going to capture. The contest came off on the evenings of May 9 and 10. and the results were as follows: EVENT First. Second. Third. One hundred yard dash Black Keefe Holt Two hundred and twenty yard dash Black Kccfc Holt Four hundred and forty yard dash Frawlcy Black Mathews Fight hundred and eighty yard run Frawlcy Buckley Mathews Mile run Frawlcy Mathews One hundred and twenty hurdles Itohlson McCoy Two hundred and twenty hurdles McCoy Auklam High jump McCoy Hewitt ISroad jump Kccfc Hewitt Pole vault Keefe Hewitt Discus Keefe Holt Hammer throw Fitzgerald Frawlcy Shot-put Schwede Schroeder Sophomores. 49: Seniors. 33: Juniors, 20: Freshmen, o; Specials, 6.Oshkosh Normal Track Records One hundred yard dash seconds .... Two hundred and twenty yard dash....................23 seconds--- hour hundred and forty yard dash...................52 seconds .. Right hundre l and eighty yard dash................. 2 min. 5 see... One mile run ........................................4 min. 59 see- ■ Two mile run........................................11 min. 1 sec... One hundred and twenty yard hurdles.............t seconds .... Two hundred and twenty yard hurdles..............26 seconds .... Running hroad jump..................................21 ft. 1 in. Running high jump................................... 5 ft- 7 n. Hop, step, and jump ................................44 ft. 8 in. Shot put ...........................................36 ft. 6 in. Hammer throw .......................................94 ft- 2 in. Discus throw .......................................97 ft- Wi '»• Pole vault ft. 6 in.. ..........Senn .........Senn .........Green .........Green ....Wiepking .......Hewitt ..........Senn ..........Senn ..........Senn .........Voss ..........Senn ........Coffin ....Mastarlir .......Morrill Ward (Chas.) I 121 My First Day with Jim Dunlap Never shall I forget the exaltation of spirit with which 1 began my first school. 1 had just attended an institute, where I formed the noble resolve to be a teacher; and on that April morning. as I approached the school where I was to take charge of an eighth grade, I felt that I was consecrated to the grandest work in the world. The fat. bald-headed principal disappointed me—he was so different from the tall, pale Institute Conductor, round whose head I had placed a double halo. The seventh grade teacher, too. was matter-of-fact. She carried a pencil sharp as a hat-pin. and she didn’t greet the children as tho they were surrounded with any "trailing clouds of glory." Her first remark to me was. “Keep an eagle eye on Jim Dunlap. He's a holy terror.” I felt sorry for her. With a rude hand she had smitten the harp-strings of Jim's soul, and awakened only discords. Ah, how responsive lie would Ik to my delicate, sympathetic touch! As 1 looked at the forty children liefore me. I picked Jim out at first glance—an overgrown, shambling fellow, with narrow grey eyes, a sidewise look, and a stupid grin. What was my amazement when I. called Jim's name, to see a little fellow in knee-trousers rising from a front seat. Not all the cherubim and seraphim could have looked more innocent than he. Damp auburn curls clustered round his smooth forehead, and his brown, limpid eyes gazed wide-open into mine. He came forward for his entrance card with a shy manner, very winning. On his way back to his seat there were explosions from the tips of three parlor matches that unfortunately lay directly in his path. He looked so surprised and grieved at the disturbance, that 1 could not lx his accuser. No. letter to show him that I trusted him entirely, for had not the Institute Conductor said that children are just what we believe them to be? I put Jim in a back seat behind a good little girl, and felt that lie was safe. At recess the little girl came to me crying, to report “that mean old Jim Dunlap." lie had put burrs on her dress, sand down her hack, and the ends of her long braids in the ink-well. But I was not disheartened. I said to myself, “I will get Jim interested in birds, then he will forget to Ik naughty." So I announced that in the afternoon I should give a talk on birds, and that the pupils might bring S|X'cimens of stuffed birds if any had them. Jim came with three sparrows and a robin, that he had obligingly stoned on the way, and a great northern diver. There was a captivating smile on his face as I lugged the huge bird to mv desk, and so I could not feel ungrateful for his generous gift, even if it was an elephant on my hands. In the course of the first hour I took away from Jim a buzz-string, a pop-gun, and a woolly sheep. He surrendered them with a look of such confidence in my wisdom that I could not lx harsh with him. Far Ik it from me to cloud that serene white brow. After recess all the boys came in looking as if they had visited a flour mill. Upon inquiry, I found that Jim had bestowed upon them with impartial hand the contents of a can of baking-powder. But here again Jim’s angelic face and the memory of the Institute Conductor saved me from rashness—Jim must Ik dealt with in private, so I told him to remain after school. How eloquently I appealed to him. And he felt the force of my exhortations. Tears filled his eyes. Then I could say no more. But Jim lingered, as if enjoying my society. He held my coat for me, and stuffed in my sleeves. I thought I had made a conquest. I went down town to do some shopping, but Jim was in my thoughts continually. The haunting memory of his angelic face awoke a prayer for him in my heart, and yet it seemed that in spite of all his pranks, he was more fit to say a prayer for me. When I reached home. I found pinned to the l ack of my coat a conspicuous blue card, on which was printed First Premium.. Then my wounded vanity persuaded me that the seventh grade teacher was right—Jim was a “holy terror.” i The Unseen Chorus Sitting alone in the twilight. When the day was nearly done. And watching o’er distant hilltops. The slowly setting snn— A song of ineffable sweetness Stole in thru the open door: And 1 found that the beautiful singer. Was “Lenore, my own Lcnorc." She sang of the birds in the tree-tops: Of the flowers in the wooded glen. She told what the noisy brooklet. Said to the children of men. Scarce had her sweet song ended. When another, sweeter yet. Was borne on the evening breezes In a way I can't forget. And the singer, strong and manly. Sang about his sweetheart fair. Of the way his heart was captured In the tresses of her hair. How he longed to float forever, Down the joyous stream of life. With the one he loved Itesidc him— Minnehaha—as his wife. And thus "Hiawatha" ended; And the passing zephyrs, free. Whispered o'er and o’er his love song. To each tall and silent tree. The next was a sweet-voiced singer. A lover fond and true. Whose heart was as firm as any. Tho his face was a dusky hue. And his message of love and longing He repeated o’er and o'er; And he sighed as the winds were sighing. For the happy days of yore. "Come to me," he ever pleaded, "Come to me, 'my Lady l.u'; Don't you hear the south winds sighing? They are sighing, love, for you." As the setting sun sank lower. And I listened. I could hear Other voices in the chorus. Each one falling sweet and clear. Then, as night came swiftly onward. Rringing darkness o'er the land. There was wafted to my window. From my sweet, but unknown, band. A last hymn of wondrous sweetness. Which grew fainter, fainter still. And then died upon the breezes I'.lowing from the distant hill. Often have 1 sat at twilight. Thinking of the days of yore: Waiting for the unseen singer-. Rut the singers come no more-. h I Practice and Precept Little they ask. their wants arc few. They only ask that we should know— This Faculty at-Oshkosh do— Some million things before we go: And close at hand is all this lore. Beyond the swinging green baize door. Four studies arc enough for us. We never should aspire to six. If teachers made not such a fuss O'er Spelling and those Number tricks: They say that only four are right. Then pile on more with all their might. We do not care for marks at all. Contented if we just squeeze thru On seventy-five, or lower fall. Provided seventy-four will do: But they expect that wc shall get All ninety-nines, or higher yet. They would not have us feel brain-fag. Or lead too strenuous a life. But if Itchind their pace we lag. There's sure to he a strife: Light hours, they say. for sleep Serene. Then they give work for just eighteen. Papers are horrid "fakes," they ay. And war rc| orts an idle guess. But wc must know without delay. The news of latest press: In leisure moments wc may pluck The truth from Outlook, Life, or Puck. School yells arc silly things, Briggs knows. And shouting is reserved for boys: Spur on the team where’er it goes. With silent glances, but no noise: When they go off upon a train. At school they wish us to remain. Of notes but few, some twenty score For daily use. and bound for Small: In jtockei form a dozen more. At nod or smiling call Of Webster, Clow, Arnett, or Clark. To get front each his projn-r mark. Thus inconsistent let them rule. And pass us on to graduate: Without them this old Normal school Would not be half so great: So. grateful for their presence here. Give all the Faculty a cheer. 125The Evolution of the Frog Ho is a little innocent tadpole, but lie has ambitions. He longs to Ik a frog, a fully developed Normal frog. So he leaves the paternal jkjoI. and with his pen under his fin. hies away to the office of that great and terrible Frog, the President of the nearest Normal School. Before this awful potentate bow all the frogs, both small and great; so who can blame this poor little tadpole if he shivers a little, and if even the tip of his tail quivers with apprehension? For this is the most fateful day of his life. To-day is to be decided a question of awful import to him. namely: Is he to try his fins in the broad Normal lake, or in the narrow Academy pond? He scats himself at the table in that torture chamber ordinarily called the examination room, and proceeds to swallow a penholder. He goes to dinner, but the most delicious viands on the club table fail to tempt him. That penholder, with all that it signifies, rests upon his conscience and clogs his digestive organs. Returning to his work, he sees, in his misery, that lofty being, the high school graduate, glide into the room, deposit his diploma, and depart with eye undimmed and cheek unhlanchcd. With envy gnawing at his vitals, and in sheer desperation, he stands around on one fin. awaiting the result At last the Normal gate trembles on its hinges —it opens—and our little tadpole wiggles his way in. his eyes sparkling and his fins flapping with delight. Soon after he may be seen nabbing, now a linguistic bug. now a mathematical fly. As he grows stronger, he even attempts a scientific worm or two. a musical beetle, or an artful flea. Everything seems to l c going swimmingly. But what is that group of amphibians bearing down upon him? They strike terror into his soul. He paddles round and round, hoping to evade them. But it is all of no avail: they completely fill the way that he must take, and he cannot escape. As they draw nearer, he notes a strong family resemblance between them, and sees on the forehead of each the legend, Professional. The fame of these creatures reached him long ago, and he summons all his courage for the desj)cratc conflict. There is little choice, and he assails the nearest. At the first onset he receives a terrible blow under the left fin. Gapping the fin over the sore sjx t. he limps off in disgust. After a few months he meets that very bug again, leering at him with triumphant eye. With the courage of indignation and despair he makes a lunge at it. swallows it whole, and sails off with joy in his eye and a pain in his stomach. The pain gradually subsides as he meets and conquers other lepidoptcra labeled Practice. But now he feels a little insignificant bug pecking at his side. He looks around, scorns it and sails on. But this little torment will not let him alone. It |x cks him first on one side, then on the other: it nibbles his tail, till finally he faces it squarely, and sees written on its forehead in his own handwriting, s-c-p-c-r-a-t-c. Sure enough, it is his old enemy, the spelling bug. His former encounters with this creature have left a bitter taste in his mouth. But he hears continually that a frog who has not eaten a spelling bug is not fit to train tadpoles. Now. the one desire of his heart is to guide the budding tadpole and mark his progress toward froghood. under his moulding hand. So he swallows his disgust—and the selling bug, too. and suffers from nausea for days in consequence. But all this time the tadpole has been growing, and he begins to feel new powers rising within him: he runs his little fins along his sides, searching for the legs which he knows must be sprouting. He joins a literary society, and wins golden opinions for his incipient croaks, though his voice is a little squeaky. nd now. before the frogs and other tadpoles know what he is doing, he has floated off into another pond and won first place in a croaking contest. He returns with his honors clustering thick upon him. The frogs and tadpoles gather round him and croak out their joy in many tones, from the deep Presidential Iwss to the shrill treble of the little Freshman tadpole. 120Hut the end draws near. Several great frogs come from a foreign lake, and one tadpole is set before them. They make him croak and hop about: they pass judgment on the quality of his voice and the strength of his legs. They smile upon him and give him their blessing. With mingled joy and sorrow the frogs who have trained him make a feast in his honor. They place him among many frogs, once tadpoles under their care, and hid him eat. drink, and Ik merry, for to-morrow he (lies—as a tadpole—only to float out into the great lake of the world, a fully developed Normal frog. "Meditation" It was a gloriously l eautiful evening. )ctolx r it was. and the day had been one of those Indian summer days when a hush seems to have fallen over the land, and there is not a discordant murmur to profane the Sabbath stillness reigning over all. The sounds front the work-a-day world come up to us as in a dream—distant, afar off. On such a day it seems good just to Ik alive, and dream, dream, dream. As the sunset light faded out of the western sky. the |K rfect day melted into the most radiantly lovely of nights. ()nly a few whispering breezes thrilled the hush that lay like a mist over the campus. In the region that lies over beyond the Senior Study, a solitary man was standing at the window, gazing into the azure firmament of heaven. The great white moon was coming up, and her beams lay gently on his forehead. Me raised his mournful eyes toward the deep blue sky. resplendent with its myriads of twinkling, gleaming stars. lie was dreaming, dreaming. He cast his eyes upon the earth, where he saw a few solitary lx ings as hopeless as himself, moving on toward their certain goal—the tomb. Already he had passed far. far. on the journey, and had brought l ack nothing but errors and remorse. His heart was sorrowful, his life lonesome, and his old age devoid of comfort. The days of his youth rose up as in a vision before him. and he recalled the solemn hour when he had stood, as it were, at the beginning of two roads, one leading by the matrimonial highway to a bright and peaceful home, resounding with the chatter of soft, sweet voices, and the other-. He turned his gaze heavenward and cried out in agony. “O youth, return! Oh. that I were once more before the two roads, that I might ch x se the lx tter way! Oh. little did I realize in my youth the error of my choice. How I have shunned companionship with those gentle creatures who might have made my life one grand, sweet song. Yea. verily. I did quake when T stood before my first class in the Normal and—Oh! dread memory—there were but five boys. Have I not taken down the card from my door lest some gentle, confiding soul unwittingly might enter? Yea. even have I locked mv door. Such has lx en mv life.” Overcome with grief and despair, he could no longer look up toward heaven. His darkened eyes jxjured out floods of tears, which coursed down his bewhiskered face, and in a voice nearly cltoked with emotion he cried out. “Come back, my youthful days, come back!” And they did come back, for this was hut a dream evoked by the calm and beauty of that wondrous night. He still had time to remedy his faults, for he had not chosen the lonely road, and he said to himself. “Yea. my eyes have been opened, the haze which obscured my vision has been dissolved. a great light has been revealed to me. I will no longer think of treading the long and solitary road. Yea. T will wager one box of fudges that before the new year ushers in the leap-year of 1904. I will take unto me a wife." And it was so, so. 127The Da isy Charm '! A daisy grew by a garden path. Itx face caught a bright sunbeam. And shed it abroad till the tiny nook Was gay with its golden gleam. Two lovers strolled thru the garden path. And over each heart did steal 'Mid love's sweet beats, desire to know What the future might reveal. He held the flower, she plucked the leaves: The old. old rhyme she told. Till "eight, we love." was reached, and then— Why need they more unfold? The daisy drooped o’er the garden path. The petals strewed the grass. Hut all earth gleamed with a golden light In the eyes of the lad and lass. 1 28ITURIS w. c. H. Dear children of our care and pride. So soon to fare o'er land or ocean wide. We, whose shadows lengthen, and whose feet Are bruised by stones and swollen by the heat. Who wearily have trod the devious way. That leads from youth to age. from night to day. Then back again to dark, but to the light Again if we are found not recreant in the light— We hand to you our torch, for there With slippery rock, and fogs, and icy air. The mountain stands, and you must climb, and light Mold up for those who stumble in the night. And if the wind shall quench the fire. Or ways Ik lost, or your companions tire. Or clouds conceal the sky. and jagged rocks impede-It is the path of those who at the last succeed. Faith is yours, because God made The creatures of the earth to live, and undismayed By famine, pestilence, or storm, to trust That over all his children is a Father, just. But clouds will hide the Father’s face. And vice and virtue struggling in the soul, displace Your youthful trust, or undermine— Yet you will find, as years go on. a nobler faith to shine. Mope is yours, because God made The brooks to dance and sing thru sun and shade. So youth is hojx —as sure as streams to run. Or rain to rise and fall beneath the sun. But when the years shall pass of joy or pain. And time shall cut with sickle keen the grain. nd it lie sere and dead, and flowers, too. Bless ye the heavy hand if il shall leave some blessed hope for you. Courage is yours. In-cause God made The young oak to stand, tho by'the tempest swayed. So youth is courage, shunning neither good nor ill. And viewing the untried thru eyes of quenchless will. But when defeat shall wring With bitter agony the heart, and bring With it strivings to forget the past. God grant you meed of courage at the last. Words are not idle, nor hearts a barren field: Truths are a brave man's weapon, a strong man's shield: So our first word greets you. and the last Must Ik the tie that binds the future to the past. It is “farewell. ’ nor shaped in idle phrase. But full of sacred memories of the Normal days. We’ve talked beyond the hour, and stop we must. To leave with you our word of courage and of trust. Kye speaks to heart what words can never tell; The hour has rung the classes out—“farewell." 129The Meeting of the Rooms The delusions of the Xormalite are many, and one is this—when we depart from the building at half past five, and the doors are locked behind us. and the janitor has gone his rounds, and only the engineer is left to guard our hearth-fires, we think that unbroken silence reigns until we come again in the morning. It is not so. “In the dead vast and middle of the night" strange confabulations are held. The Rooms become alive, taking on forms that reflect their characters by day. and hold unearthly meetings. They shout and whisper and argue and scold and jolly one another even as we do. But there is a hollow ring to all they say, and if you should stand behind the Discobolus, as I stood one night from twenty minutes past two until ten minutes past three, you would jK-rceive that the Rooms echo nightly what has been spoken within their walls during the day. Only by thus getting rid of it can they l ear the awful load put upon them. I will tell you a part of what I heard the night I attended a meeting of the Rooms. The Rooms were sitting on the stairs, and on the topmost step was Mr. Auditorium. He seemed to Ik telling of a recent trip to an institution in the South, and 1 heard him say distinctly. “The students there are learned sewing, manual training, and"— “That calls for an : in the margin." snapped out Mr. Workroom, a rather disorderly little chap in faded clothes. Mr. Auditorium, a portly, pompous old fellow, frowned on Mr. Workroom in a lordly manner. and then continued his address, saying. “She certainly was a beautiful girl. 1 am glad that I saw her. anyway.” Finally he added. “Those standing may find seats.” “Those finding may stand seats." corrected his little son. l.ower Rostrum, who stood directly in front of him. Mr. Auditorium pondered on the correction for a moment, then remarked. “Those in the rear may l e seated. The Domestic Science department at Stevens Point takes in cooking, laundry-work, and—" Here he was interrupted by Mr. Music-room, a dried-up, old-fashioned little chap, still wearing the garments of fifty years ago. but perfectly satisfied with himself. He assumed a juvenile air often seen in bachelors, and drawled out. “Well, now. say. do you know I like the girls.” This caused a ripple of laughter, followed by whispering, which seemed to annoy Mr. Music-room, for he exclaimed testily, "We’ll wait till the whispering is stopjjcd. Mow," commanded he. “you must take your do better, more full and round.” Later, Mr. Music-room gave a talk on Wagner, and sang a motif from Parsifal with wonderful sweetness, so that all marveled at the old fellow’s voice, and remarked that it improved with age. Then he sang a song alxnit a mermaid, but flatted so that Mr. English-room, a plain, gloomy-looking fellow, burst in with the irrelevant remark. “I would eat a pickle every night before I went to bed.” Mr. Library, too. began to speak in an awful stage-whisper that 1 could not understand at first. “Sh!" he gasj»ed, like an exhausting steam-engine, “she’s looking this way. Keep still!" He paused a moment for breath, and then asked. “Is The Human Body a work of art? It doesn’t seem to Ik on the shelf of fiction." Then Mr. Psychology-room took the floor. He seemed to be one of the youngest members of the society, but was full-grown, and appeared rather old and worn. This was due to the pain of acute and chronic dyspepsia caused by consuming more outlines than he could digest. It is 130said that his body was completely lined with them. Me talked awhile about automatic adaptation of volitional inactivity, and then, eyeing Miss East-corri lor, a pretty, slender young creature dressed in the latest fashion, he asked, “W ould the comparative lateness of the divergence between the development of thought as having a distinctive psycliological significance and the development of judgment as having a similar significance constitute a grave objection to the coordination of our judgments as an ultimate mental function? " He paused, and Miss East-corridor, with a flutter and a blush, stammered. "Oh. eh. oh. this is so sudden—I really cannot say. ()nc member seemed to Ik- avoided by the others on account of a bad odor that surrounded him. This I made out to Ik- Mr. Biology-room, who was very fond of dead frogs, but did not masticate all he ate. He also devoured alligators, bats, dead dogs and cats, and worms. He considered the spinal column of a grasshopper a great delicacy. Of all talkers, Miss I.adies’-study was the most garrulous there. She whispered incessantly, which was annoying to the sjK-akers. She was an old maid, and smiled sweetly on young Lower Rostrum, but he stood constantly before his father, and did not return her smiles. When Miss Elocution-room could get in a word, she announced that all would have to get excuses from the President, as he should not Ik- cheated out of his dues. Miss Art-room said then, in a clear voice. “An edge is where two faces meet": whereupon Miss Elocution-room gravely asked Mr. North-corridor to s|k-11 kiss by sound. “K-i-s-s-s,” whispered the old fellow. “Very sweetly done. You may all try." “K-i-s-s-s.” came from the whole assembly in various tones. “Oh. but you overdo it." said she. sweetly. "That’s what we like to overdo." sniggered Mr. North-corridor, who thought he was funny. But nobody laughed, and Mr. Auditorium resumed as if he had never ceased talking. “Lost: a lady's safe with a nickel tied in a knot in one corner." Suddenly a bell rang. There was a sound of much tramping and suppressed talking. I rubbed my eyes and jK-ered into the dark, but the |ucer creatures were no longer on the stairs. I listened with all my ears, but everything was as silent as the tomb. The meeting of the Rooms was over, and their distracting echoes were only a haunting memory. 131 .A Reverie Here is the place: right here is the room Where our classes met: You can see Miss Henderson still at lu-r desk. And Rhetoric classes are giving talks yet. There's the same old fret over work not done. And page onc-thirty-nine In Paragraph Writing is still pointed out. Leading now as then to a perfect outline. I mind me how with a student's care. From my weary sight I laid away John CttH Rhodes. And mourned for the hours I lost at night. I can see it all now—how in Rhetoric (3). Fridays seemed an age— See the critical look in the teacher’s eyes. Hear the scratch of her |K n 'cross the page. Trembling I listened: the summons soon Would have the chill of snow: For I knew I should hear my own name read. And 'twould be my turn to go. Then I said to myself: "Fear Talks? to stand before the class. Feel their eyes on my face. When the talk begins, and the halts denote I am nearing the place Where attention to thought and grammatical form I fain would bestow ? Where a "7" is placed in visible form. Yet each one must go. For talks must be given ami criticisms gained. Tho results may be small; For a standing's to win. ere a passing mark’s attained. The reward of it all. I was never a talker, but—one talk more. The worst ami the last! I would hate that the others received a V And I had not passed. Xo! let me talk the whole of it. fare like my peers. The students of old. Bear the brunt, in five minutes close work in arrears. Have all my talks told." It was over at last; my classmates sat With eyes to the floor; Then the bell rang, and the students hummed to themselves As they passed from the door. Ami the song they were humming ever since In my cars sounds on. “Never mind, weary ones, worry no more. Rhetoric (3) has come and gone. 132The Faculty Boat Ride In tlu- Mayflower, queen of waters. Sailed a brave and mighty band Sailed the members of the Faculty. For bleak Winnebago's strand. T was the seventh day of November. Cold the day and fierce the wind. But the dauntless hand of teachers Ne’er for wind nor wave repined. l-iden down with shawls and blankets. Rugs and wraps enough for eight. Came each member of the party. Nor was one a whit too late. Slow the captain shook his gray head: “Ah." said he. "the day is raw." But the jolly crowd insisted That the day had not a flaw. So upon the Winnebago. Soon their little boat did toss: And it breasted wind and water As it bore them safe across. But the club house where the party 1 loped to warm their noses blue. Was fast locked and barred and bolted: They could scarce believe it true. Then our genial Prcxy told them. T was not best to stand and mourn. But with games to warm the spirits. And their noses would conform. So in games he gayly led them. I)uckie-on-thc-rock and more. While the graver of the party Went the nut-grove to explore. Soon the aroma of hot coffee Bade them leave their childish play. And assemble in the cabin. For the wind-up of the day. Then began the homeward journey; Sage ones on the deck enjoyed All the beauties of the sunset. Or at rolling waves rejoiced. But within the rocking cabin Dizzy heads swayed to and fro. Lemons disappeared by magic. Oh! that homeward ride was slow ! Next year, seventh day of December. Will their picnic spirit suit; This year's pleasure will lie "more so." When there's snow-balling to lioot. 133The Trial of Francesca A Tragedy Scene I.—Indies’ Study. Francesca at her desk poring over Itooks. Enter Commillii Presidentius, who speaks— Francesca, raise your eyes, and pay due heed To what 1 speak. An accusation grave Has been preferred against yon. and ’t is like That punishment severe will soon be yours. For violating rules that well you knew. You tremble and turn pale. On Friday next The Council summons you to trial. Come And leant your doom, your dire and dreadful doom. Exit. ( Francesca swoons.) Curtain. Scene II.—The Council Chamber. The Council in session. Francesca at the right. Georgius Counsilli Presidenlius speaks— Ye know, my friends, why ye were summoned hence. Ye know the crime with which this maid is charged. But custom old decrees that I rehearse it. Francesca, then, hath given her thoughts a tongue With no restraint, and at unseemly hours. Her misdemeanor is excessive talking: Whereby her work has suffered from neglect. Xo lessons learned, her Latin prose unwrit, Her Rhetoric outlines marked with •' or P, Her Physics notebook much defaced with red; In short, a flunk or con awaits this maid Both sure and soon. In view of these conditions. The Council must determine her deserts. Renowned Senorius. both your ripe age And wisdom give you privilege to speak first. Senorius— It is an awful crime, this lack of study. And i-dle talk is cer-tain ver-y wick-cd. My judgment is, no clemency be shown. But that with utmost rigor and dispatch We do inflict full penalty of law. Georgius C. P.— Stern, staid Senoria. what may Ik. your view? Scnoria— I do agree with my respected colleague. Full many a girl is given to senseless chatter. Whereas a woman ne’er should ope her mouth But to instruct or edify. Besides, All lower classmen should be seen, not heard. Georgius C. P.— Next, noble Junius, you may speak your mind. 134Junius— 0 judges, toll mo whore your hearts have lied. This maid is vomig, and meant no wrong. I' is hosh That all our time to study should be given. The President forbids it: youth abhors it. Ik- not too hard on youth and beauty then. For youth demands variety and fun, And beauty, why, excuscth all the faults That can lx- found in her. the fair accused. Georgius C. P. — Fair Junta, voice your judgment in this matter. Junta— 1 do beseech you to be merciful. Have you a sister, wife, or mother, one Whose tongue is slow of speech or is long silent ? Oh, think on them, my fellow-councillors. And no harsh sentence pass on this offender. Georgius C. P.— Sophistics, methinks, desires attention. Sophisliea— no false pity, mercy, love, nor fear O'erbalance duty in the least degree. 'T is meet that punishment should be inflicted When laws are violated. 1 have spoken. Now. really, there is nothing more to say. Georgius C. P.— Bold Freshicus, at last you may address us. Freshicus— This Council is reviled and scorned. ’T is sure Examples arc much needed, and that soon. If work be done and chattering be stopped. Why should this girl here trifle with our rules? Georgius C. P.— Now, Freshica, our youngest, what say you? Freshica— I’in sick of scornful glances cast at us. "I' is said abroad we’re weak, and lack control. I think a penalty severe and long I lad ought to be paid by her who breaks a rule. Georgius C. P.— In view, my friends, of this your thought and wish. I now pronounce our sentence on Francesca : No more may she address her fellow-students: No more converse with any on the campus: No more may enter school except for classes: No more attend receptions, games, or contests; No more may walk except upon her tiptoes: No more may wear a color, only black: No where may study save beside Queen F.ila. This is the penalty that she must pay. Report, if any part she violate. T is done, my friends, and done for is Francesca. Curtain. 136The Fountain in the Hall i. List the fountain in the hall. Hear the rippling, tinkling call Of the swiftly flowing waters as they musically fall. How mollilluously they spout In their joy at being out! O the liquid melody. O the dancing jollity. Of the copious, gushing fountain in the hall! How enticing is the call Of its ridding, tinkling fall! livery drop appears to wink With a saucy invitation And a mischievous elation. When you do not care to drink. II. List the fountain in the hall When you're dry. All you hear is one long sibilating sigh. But you came to be a sipper. So you take the dolly dipper In your hand. And you stand While the minutes grow to hours in a barren, weary land. Suddenly you hear a moaning, And a deep, spasmodic groaning. Then a wheezing. And a sneezing. Premonitions of the stream that soon must flow. After many a grunt and mutter. Many a hiccough, many a sputter, Lo. a tiny stream comes dripping. And you think you’ll soon be sipping. But this tantalizing fountain says not so. All the drops that bubble up Hardly serve to rinse your cup. Then the sullen gullet closes Water tight. And you wish that you were .Moses And could smite This exasperating fountain the the hall. But you merely say. Confound it! That is all. Hark! a subterranean mumbling. Sighing, whining, gurgling, grumbling, I’or adown this throat of nickel: Then a hoarse, lugubrious howling. And a surly, guttural growling. And you think you hear a trickle: But yon don’t, And you won’t. Though you hope, and wait, and listen, and implore. 130Hints malevolent arc these. Only meant to mock and tease. Nothing more. For a demon is the spirit of the fountain in the hall. Crabbed, crusty, ami malignant. Chuckling when you grow indignant: Laughing with a glee accurst. Ever prays he You’ll grow crazy Of your anger and your thirst. That is why Not a drop will he let fall From his fountain in the hall When you're dry. When a Sage Was Not a Sage Scene I.—A mild-Iooking man with refractory hair and a long upper lip. takes his bicycle from his front hall, and forgetting to hid his wife good-bye. mounts and rides away. Serenity rests upon his brow. Scene II.—The mild and philosophic man aforesaid is riding on the sidewalk. He is spied by a wearer of the star and helmet. The man with the billy waits for the rider, who is lost in contemplation of his latest scheme f« r | erpetual motion. His feet work the | cdals automatically. He secs nothing, hears nothing, until his path is blocked and he is coolly informed. “You arc violating a city ordinance, sir. I arrest you." Astonishment and anger arc writ large upon his countenance. Scene III.—The rider of the wheel, so wise, so good, is at the police station, wailing and l)csecching. "O gentlemen, kind gentlemen, please let me go. I have been out of the city. I knew nothing of the ordinance. I never broke a law before in my life. My name is Sage. Think of my position. What an example to set the Normal students! It is awful! Keep it |uiet, men. keep it quiet! What's the fine?” His hands go deep down into his trousers' pockets, but lo! they close on nothing but keys. Consternation and disgust transform his noble features. Scene IV.— Inspired by a forlorn hope, the malefactor meekly asks permission to use the telephone. "Hello! Mr. Halsey. This is Sage. Come to the police station, if there are to be any physics classes taught to-day. I'm arrested, and I haven’t a cent with me." Chafing and impatient, he paces up and down like a caged lion. Scene Y.—Mr. Halsey arrives with a broad smile and the cash. The line is paid, promises to behave better in the future are made, a funny story is told, and the incident is closed. Even he who felt the "iron hand of the law" smiles his usual smile, guileless and benign. There's not much in a name, but there’s something in an ordinance. 137Georgycus to the Gladiators of the Gridiron Friends, team-mates, and fellow sufferers: I come not here to talk. You know I could not if I would, for I Am slow an V scarce of speech. But at Your request I'll try. Could I But voice the indescribable Emotions that do stir within me. 1 should pour out such a flood of utterances That e’en Erbach would cease his jabbering And list in awe. But alas For mortal tongue. 1 must Content myself with but a few plain facts. Ye know the history of the past. Of victories won in field on field. Until they numbered four; how we Did journey on to Stevens Point To send their boastful spirit trailing In the mud. Ye know the mighty Kipon men, serene in knowledge Of their certain victory, were sent Back home to mourn o’er their defeat. Ye remember well what did befall Upon Milwaukee’s fated field. The memories of that day are painful To us all. I did see the mighty Schraa Lie prone upon the ground, while four Of those furious, wild-eyed Irishmen Did pummel him with vicious blows. And punch up his fair countenance. You remember that silent journey home. During which no man spoke, for all Were nursing their bruises, and their wrath; And then, all battered and battle-scarred. Silently, in the dead of night. We stole to our rooms to drown our sorrows In slumber. Friends, have ye desire To live that journey o’er again to-night? And yet. I have known deeper wrongs. But yesterday, as I was standing In the hall, the students flocked around me. With scornful jest and scathing taunt. To roast and josh and scoff at me. Yea. even slid they say unto me That I had better go and play marbles— I. the invincible left end. Such shames arc more than I can bear. And again. I that speak to you. Did go into the Indies’ Study, and one who In the past from the edge of the field Had cheered me on to victory, Did hold me up to ridicule. 138Yea, friends, we arc in deep disgrace: Wc shall go to bed in leep disgrace. We shall rise and go to breakfast In deep disgrace. But may we go To supper a victorious team ! Oh! rouse yourselves from your lethargy! Have ye a fair one? Do ye wish To be the object of her ridicule? To he joshed by all you meet ? Then. When the whistle sounds us to the fray On the morrow, let us catch An inspiration from the past. And with it upon us, go forth To the conllict. I-et such he the fury And the impetuosity of our onset. That Beloit's sons shall be swept from the field K’cn as the dust doth fly before The broom of Vincent. Once again, hear me: Ye men. who, in the past, have carried the ball To victory, who have been the proud Recipients of unstinted honors. Hear me. ye shall again be victors. And shall bask in smiles of all. And the bird Of victory, bearing the White and Gold. Shall soar and soar until he is So sore that he can soar no more. Fragment of a poem found upon a Junior's desk aljout the middle of the first quarter. It is well for the reputation of Edgar Allan Poe that this j ocm will never be completed. I remember. 1 remember, it was in the hot September. That we Juniors fresh from high schools entered at the Normal door. Timidly wc looked a I tout us, wonderingly wc looked around us. Tremblingly we looked behind us. longing for our homes once more: But the walls of Normal murmured, “Nevermore, oh. nevermore.” Presently our hearts grew stronger, hesitating then tto longer. "Seniors." cried we, "worthy Seniors, help us. help us. we implore. For vou hold your heads so proudly, while our little hearts beat Ioudlv; Tell. oh. tell us. mighty Seniors, have you felt like this before? Mocking then our looks forlorn, answered they with icy scorn. "Mayhap once, but nevermore." On one dull October morning, without shadow of a warning, Heard wc to our deepest sorrow, that in spelling on the morrow. All would be examined: heard we this and something more— If we could not make the standing, in a class we'd soon lx- lauding. There to learn the rules of spelling, as in bygone days of yore. Gone, we hoped, for evermore. Did wc pass? Oh. why inquire? Why increase our misery more? Ir clear tones both dread and dire, and in words that hunted like fire. Quoth Miss Marvin, "74.” 130The Supreme Test CM ITF.R I. Wailing Senior.—"Oh. they are coining, they arc coming, and I am frightened to death!" Genial Junior Girl.—"What is coming, and why this sunken clu-ek and ruffled brow?" W. S.—“Oh. what shall ! do! I wish I were home—I know I shall never live thru this." G. J. S.—“But calm yourself, and tell it all to me. 1 am a regular haven of refuge when it comes to trials and tribulations. Here 1 stand with a temper of iron and a constitution like the United States, ready to hear and forbear." W. S.—“Bear! It is worse than bears. It is the Regents’ The Regents?! The Regents!!!" And with a last despairing wail she reeled down the corridor to fall into the loving arms of the old canc-Seated chair. The (i. J. G. blushed to In-hold the tender embrace, and again blushed as it flashed over her that she was utterly ignorant of the cause of her friend’s grief. "Regents—and what might that Ik-?" It occurred to her that she was hungry, and she thought of her meals at the club. "I wonder if Regents is something to eat. It can't Ik- any thing worse than what we have now. My pocket dictionary is in my locker—I'll have at it." she cried, and raced down stairs at a pace that broke the record, and her reputation with Mary McFaddcn. "R-e. r-e-g. r-e-g-e-n-t—here it is—Regents, a board of control.. Well, no wonder the poor girl is frightened. I distinctly rememlicr the times when mother came after me with a board of control. 1 know I always felt as if 1 were about two miles from safety. But I will save her! Oh. I'll stay bv her like a friend and brother." CHAPTER H. In this chapter it takes about five thousand words to clear up the mystery for the G. J. (J. CHAPTER 111. In the third chapter we find but two thousand pen pictures, showing the arrival of the Regents and their progress thru the dusty dust of the Oshkosh thorofarcs. CHAPTER IV. Is this an Inquisition? Mo, this is only the Regents’ exam. Have those young men and women ague or St. Vitus' dance? No. it is only fear of the awful Regent and his questions that moves them to such trembling. Does the Regent see the pale-faced creatures ln-fore him? No. he thinks they are something painted on the furniture. At last he dons his spectacles, picks up a list of names, and calls out. "Mr. S-. does a hen set or sit on her nest ?" Mr. S. rises bravely to his feet. "Why- well—sometimes she lays on it. or lies—I am not just sure which. But. anyway, when she is on it she sets on it. and when she is off she sits on it.” "Miss B-------. what happened in 1630?" 140Sweetly conies the answer. "If it were 1620. 1 could tell.” "Mr. I I-----. kindly analyze the following sentence— ‘The jiensive goat and sportive cow Hilarious leap from lxntgh to bough'." Did anyone laugh? No. they were too frightened to see anything but nouns and adjectives. "Miss V— continued the Voice with the Regent lxrhind it. " you may draw a map of the jH-ach region of Wisconsin." Miss W--------— proceeds to lay out a plat of the city of Oshkosh. "Now we shall ascertain how much you know of everyday affairs. Miss K- — . name the game wardens of Wisconsin." Miss K-------. the daughter of a Stalwart, replies haughtily. "1 have not the honor of their acquaintance, sir." (General applause.) “You may all solve this problem, raising your hands as soon as you have the answer: Mary, who is twenty-four years old. is twice as old as Ann was when Mary was as old as Ann is now. How old is Ann?" All those who ever had mental gymnastics in the room with the notice on the door, were ready with the answer in just ten seconds. "Mr. II---------. name two great English writers of this century, and mention some of their works.” "Mary Maker Eddy and Mark Twain. Mrs. Eddy made the first translation of the Bible, and Mark Twain wrote a philosophical poem called ‘The Idols of the King’." But why go on ? The Seniors passed, and so did the Regents—from our sight.. In the Usual Way There was a little man. and lie came to Norma! School. And he said. "Now. it 1 know it. I will not he a fool." And it chanced a little maiden came to school that very day. And they met—in the usual way. lie would come and sit beside her as the hours and days slipped l»y. And still unopened on their desks did all their school-book' lie: "Don’t go,” 'lie whispered shyly, “we will study if you stay.” And they did—in the usual way. Then the birds came with the springtime, and she gave a little sigh. When the sun shone out so warmly and the blue was in the 'ky: "Oh. the day's too fine for study, let us happy be and gay." And they were—in the usual way. Thus day by day they came to school, and not a lesson knew. And day by day the zero marks larger and blacker grew. Till at last this nonsense ended, as all such nonsense may. Very much—in the usual way. And now that l oth have flunked, will it do to weep and moan? Can that bring l ack the moments that have all so quickly flown? Will he profit by his lesson? Docs she know she got her pay? Well. yes. they do—in the usual way. 141Found in the Stationer's Office 4 When Mary writes a line to John. Or John to Mary writes. Fair Cupid seizes on the pen. And burning love indites. Thou tall and radiant go-between Of loved and loving hearts, Thou art the quiver, as it were. For peeks of Cupid’s darts. Keep thou their sorrows in a box. Hut in thy heart keep mine. Then thou. Postmistress, ere shall he My ideal valentine. I --'. As this is leap year. It would appear T is a most fitting time That ladies should look far and near To find a Valentine. He must be someone who is kind To ladies in distress. And he must have a gentle mind. When they come to confess. And who in all the Faculty Has such a reputation?— ’Tis he whose name begins with B— There’s none so good to girls as he. And he receives their adulation. Then Mr. Briggs, our Valentine. Thou squire of ladies fair. Accept a token by this sign— All wishes good lo thee and thine. From girls who are thy care. 142» I I I I 1 I I I Between four o’clock and five-thirty. We care not that "knowledge is power”; There’s a rest in the routine of study. That is known as the Visiting Hour. And there’s the deep-voiced Arthur Sperling. With his talents he hopes to gain pelf: His ambition will soon Ik rewarded. For he has the whole Field to himself. I hear in the corridor yonder. The hurrying tramp of feet. That are lured to the Indies’ Study. By a magic soft and sweet. A sudden and great commotion. An army of youths at the door. Who enter with no hesitation. As if they had been there before. A moment they pause for a survey, ’ Making sure that the right one i . there. Then Joseph struts straight down to Stella. Who pretends that she doesn't care. That black-eyed lad they call Walter. Hear him humming—he’ll sing by and by. "Jennie, my own true loved one. Wait till the clouds roll by.” There’s Price, who’s so quiet and gentle. Can another such modesty boast? Yet a leaning he has—it’s apparent. For he seeks the support of a Post. A firm, quick step now attracts me. Our athlete. Schwalm. joins the throng; He has come to convince fair Viola That basket-ball beats ping-pong. ’T is not strange that in this assemblage. There’s ever one Black to Ik- found ; The Gibson girl's head is his model. Which he studies with interest profound. But gayest of all is Treleven. Whose flirting is truly an art; He jollies first one. then another. Yet ne’er has he felt Cupid’s dart. And still they keep coming, coming. Such a din ne'er was heard. I declare; In the aisles, yes. on desk , do we see them— They seem to Ik everywhere. But. hark! the warning is ringing. There's an end to the chatter and fun. And many a pair arc regretting That the Visiting Hour is done. I I 143 iA Series of Letters J142 Lincoln Avk., Oshkosii, is., September 10. 1903. Dear Ma: This old Normal here seems a dull, slow old place, but 1 tell you what. I’m going to liven it up. I can do it. and will. too. In a couple of weeks they are going to have a preliminary debate here. You can bet I'll make things hum when I get up. The other fellows will feel so cheap that they’ll wish the door was handy, so they could sneak out. I’ll make those judges give me first place, you just see if I don’t. I'm not much on bragging, but you know how I can talk. When we debated Van Dyne, didn't I show ’em a thing or two?. Well. I guess I'm wandering from my subject. We're going to debate something about foot-ball, whether it is lx-neficial or detrimental, if you know what that means. I have to prove that it is detrimental. I mean by that that it is a bad thing. I'm going to tell the judges to put themselves in the place of the mother who sees her son carried off of the foot-ball field with all his ribs broken. She goes into hysterics. I don’t know how to explain that last word, but maybe you know what it means. She becomes sick. She and her boy are invalids for life. Isn't that pathetic? I am almost crying now just t.i think about it. but I must get it put into flowery, no. not flowery, but pathetic language. Then it will Ik heart-rending. I ho| e you won't come to hear me. for you do cry so easily. Mow did that last hatch of chickens come off? I'll bet it was a dandy, for the old speckled hen always was a g x d setter. You must have gotten fifteen at least. I don’t know of anything more to say. so I'll close. With love to all. I am Your affectionate son and debater. T------------H--------. Dan Vynk. Wis.. Sept. 14. 1903. Dear T-----------: Your old ma got your letter a little while ago. and she wants me to answer it for her. The old hen didn’t have a g x l brood. Now. young teller, what if you would get licked in that debate? After all your braggin’ and boastin' there wouldn't Ik- much left of you at the hands, or rather the mouths, of all those Normalights. Hut maybe you haven't bragged to them the way you did to your ma and me. I hope not. anyway, but if you have, you deserve all they will give you. We counted the chickens of the old speckled hen l efore they were hatched, and that's about what you're doin’. You may get fooled just like I did. I’m sum what of a weather prophet, and 1 think I can tell what’ll happen to you as well as what weather’ll happen. You better sjK-nd your time studying up your debate instead o' braggin’. for I want you to hold up the family reputation. So I wish vou good luck in your debate, not l ecausc I believe in luck, but because I don’t think of any other word to use in its place. Work can make you win. and work alone. So. in a partin’ word. I say, “Work." From your 144M42 Lincoln Aye., Oshkosh, Wjs.. September 30, 1903. Dear Pa: I didn’t write sooner because I wanted to let you know how the debate came out. It was the 23d. I didn’t write right afterwards because I couldn’t get up the courage to do it. I didn't get first place, but it bad a “1" in it—my ranking, I mean. I was 13th. Kind of unlucky for me. If the old speckled hen feels as downcast and sad as I do, the sight of the chopping-block and axe would fill her with joy. I don’t intend to commit suicide, however, but I am, getting desperate and intend to do something to retrieve lost honors. I guess I must have bragged a little to the other fellows, for I seem to be kind of a standing joke around here. I sometimes wish 1 had never entered that crazy old debate at all. Please don’t "rub it in” when you write me again, hrom Your downcast son. T-----------. P. S.— 1 just learned a little while ago that the Junior class is going to have a debate. Do you think 1 had letter enter it r I stand a pretty good show there. Ix'cause there aren’t so many stars in that class as there are in the whole school. I don’t expect to get first place, because I don’t want to brag any more, but I think I can retrieve some of my lost reputation and honors. T. H. Dan Vyne, Wis., Oct. 4. 1903. Son T-----------: I was mighty sorry to learn that you didn’t win that debate. But I really don’t see how you could have won. I ain't a philosopher, but it is dead easy to see that such a fellow as you who uses up all his wind braggin’. hasn’t got any left to debate with. So if you try in that Junior debate, save everything except your brains for the eventful night, and use your brains all the time, even upon the evenin' for the debate. It’s no use feelin' so about not winnin . Somebody had to lose, and it you. It served you right. That 'cr debate did you more g(xxl than if you’d won. You’d have been so stuck up and puffed out that nobody could lx- in the same field with you. You wouldn’t have done anymore work on the farm. That debate showed you that there is somebody else in this world 1x?sides you. You sec now how small you are. You may have l cen a leader here, but what does that count ? You see now—nothing. But you may improve. You’ve got the right spirit, and that counts for a good lot. It took you a long time to learn how to milk cows, but you finally succeeded, and I hope that will be your case in debating. Even if you don’t know much alxnit it now. keep on working, and you may succeed. Your ma wants me to warn you not to work too hard, but from what I know of you. I don’t think there’s much danger. You could talk all day. but as for working, that wasn’t your specialty. It’s time to milk the cows, so I’ll close now. From your old( po£ocjte0 Jf gou Baoe tears to sBeb go out into tBe woobsBeb «nb sBeb ’em. QBuf now. fjonor Bright. we Bat not meant to mafte gou angrg. @nb gou ougBt to tafie our fee6fe attempts st puns anb things goob naturebfg. | ftff we reafige tBere never was a communitg get wBere etxrg one was goob natureb: if we ever bo faff in wit6 sucB a communitg we wiff stuff it anb put it in our museum. 6ecause we tafte great interest in curiosities. QBuf gou must give us crebit for not even Baving trieb to stuff gou. 'We just wrote bown some fittfe tBings we ftnew a6out gou. 3t Burts us to bo it. We must confess tBere were tears in our eges as we wrote, anb our sensitive natures joining Banbs witB our consciences creatcb sucB a commotion in anb arounb our Bearts as to mafte us unaBfe to write aff tBe tBings we ftnew aBout gou. DB. ges. we Kept 6acft a great mang tBings just out of consibera fton for gour feefings. We Bane taften gou up tenberfg. Qanbfeb gou on tBe enbs of our pens witB genttc. gfibing. Spencerian movements. (Jiow wBat more coufb gou asft of us? @nb aff we asft of gou ts a boffar in abvance. 146A Desperate Deed In a lonely room at tin rear f a little house on Lincoln Avenue, a. youth was seated at a table. The lamp-light revealed a face of classic mold framed in a blue and white necktie and wavy brown hair. The table l efore him was heajxM high with a disorderly mass of reference books and papers. He bent over a l ook, which he clutched with a desperation born of long oppression. Ilis erstwhile gentle features began to contort into horrible, agonizing shapes. Fierce darts of passion Ix-gan to play hither and thither over his countenance. With one soft white hand he seized ujx n his long, wavy locks, and with the other he seized u|x n a towel and began to mop his noble brow and to stay the torrents of inspiration coursing down underneath his collar. Outside, the night was cold and dark. High masses of clouds came rolling up from the west, ominous, irresistible. With a terrific, hollow roar, the storm burst over the land. Livid flashes of lightning appeared in the heavens and loud crashes of thunder pealed thru the murky darkness. Amid the roaring and the raging of the elements, the rain fell to earth, and in a voice boiling over with uncontrollable anguish, the youth cried out. "It shall be done! 1 will submit no longer. I am weighed down by a burden which is more than I can lx ar. I'or ten long weeks have I struggled bravely forward 'neath the heavy load, and what has been my reward? Ten more weeks of helpless, hopeless waiting for a flunk. Hut it shall lx- no more. I shall have full retribution for my wrongs: yea. I shall have sweet revenge. The deed shall lx done!” and with one final, gigantic effort, he seized the incubus, raised it bodily in his arms, and hurled it far. far out into the inky blackness of the night. And the next morning a copy of Clow’s Economics was found, rain-soaked, in the muddy street. Catechism of the Practical Pine-Working Pedagogs Q. What is Manual Training? A. The art of producing manufactured goods with the most Ialx r for the least money and for the glory of the school. Q. When is Manual Training? A. It is forever and a day. It has no beginning, and looks toward no end. It is in time, out of time, after time, and for all time. O. Where is Manual Training? A. In the Oshkosh Normal Sclux !: partly in the basement, but the construction work is on the campus. Q. What is construction work? A. Such efforts of student carpenters as will ultimate]) result in adorning the unsightly shores of Lake Winnebago with model Summer (s’) mansions. Q. Who directs this work?. A. A round, athletic-looking gentleman, who speaks gently in English and fluently in Spanish, and carries a saw. I Ie is generally decorated with assorted shavings of pine and hardwood. the badges of his profession. Q. Are the students paid for construction work? A. They get ten cents jx-r hour for Saturday work, and the brightest and most industrious succeed in accumulating as much as $5,000 in one year. O. In what order is the use of the various tools taught? A. Planes, chisels, gouges, calipers, etc.:seven months arc generally required to learn how to use saw. rule, and hammer. 147Normal Weather Bureau Report Observations taken at all hours Forecast for Normal and vicinity. Decided change in temperature. Fresh northerly winds. Region of high pressure. Room Wkiistkk.—Heavy to killing frosts. Most of the frosts in this region are forecast, but some come without warning, due to its being itn|x ssible to accurately foretell the irrcgulai movements taken by abnormal high pressure areas. Room Briggs.—Southerly winds, increasing and becoming high westerlies: snow flurries, with driving sleet. Many auroras reported frm this station. Room Clark.—Generally fair, soft airs, balmy, gentle gusts—with bursts of sunshine. I’.ut when the barometer falls steadily, a storm is approaching, and will pass near or directly over the unlucky low pressure area. Room Magee.—Ralmv. gentle, southerly winds. The distribution of sunshine is graphically shown in the water colors handed in, and the numerical values of average daylight cloudiness. both for individual stations and by geographical districts, will appear upon the posted list of standings on the screen. Room Mitchell.—Report missing. Room Hf.witt.—Departure from Normal frequent. Weather prediction will Ik- an easy matter here: indeed, so regular and moderate are all changes that the jK-oplc pay no attention to them. Room Henderson.— Frosty, with brisk northwest winds. Region of high pressure. Icc-lx-rgs are likely to Ik- encountered. For the preparation of reports from this station, many outlines are required. These outlines are translated and tabulated in a small class book, and the originals returned to the owners marked with the projier isobar lines. Room Sage.—High barometric pressure. Clear, well-defined weather, especially favorable for work. 148Some Questions for Which We Have Found Answers Q. When was Maurice Small? A. When he Lyd-on Briggs. Q. When did Emily Wcb-stcr? A. When Harri-et Clark. Q. What did Rufus Hal-scy? A. "1 never thought Edna Lowd.” Q. Why did Ellen Peake? A. To make Lillian Kirn-hall. Q. Why is chorus practice heavenly? A. Because St. Peter leads the tenors. Q. Why is the Senior class always such a learned one? A. Because it takes in so much knowledge and so little is taken away. Q. Why are Normal girls afraid of Lightning? A. Because they arc so attractive. Q. Where did Evans get all those Arithmetic examples? A. lie “Hatch’’cd them out. Q. Where did Holt make a "hit”? A. At the Oshkosh-Milwaukcc debate. Q. Why is foot-ball so different from war? A. "Because you can’t get behind a stone wall and shoot your little wads at the enemy.”—Thackray. Q. Why did Langmass forget to go home? A. Because lie got "Leary”. Q. What do men do when they leave the Normal? A. They leach. Q. What do women do when they leave the Normal ? A. They teach until-------------------? Q. Who chaperoned the sleighing party? A. Mortimer and Luke Burns. Q. Who will succeed Murphy to tht Vice-Presidency of the Normal? A. Joe Murray. Q. What is that sound that we often hear up in the Chemical laboratory? A. That is George Hewitt singing. "Oh. don’t you remember Sweet Alice?” Q. Who tumbled into River Falls? A. Murphy, Holt, etc. Q. Why was one per cent, tax levied on the Faculty? A. To pay for the Sperry lectures. Q. Why do the Seniors put on so many airs? A. Because they have passed the Regents’ examination. Q. Which is the brightest and best class that ever came to the Normal? A. The Junior class of 1904. Q. Who says so? A. The Quiver staff. 140I Some Questions that We Could Not Answer Why arc Helene and Beverly no longer seen together? When does Harry Allen do his studying? t What does Sehrocdcr intend to do with the set of silver spoons he purchased at the auction? Who has been “Barr"ed from the "Hulls'' on Wisconsin Avenue? What average would the Regents get in a mental arithmetic examination? What group of electives is the easiest? Who goes "Schueller" than Wendt ? Whom does this hit, ”A donkey has all the lung capacity of an orator, hut he hasn't the brains"? What became of the Milwaukee flag? Why docs Emmet prefer rolling down stair to walking? What place did Schraa win in the shot-put at Ripon? How Was It ? Some say that Robert Wendt. If he Wendt, where did he go? He never has come, don't you know; And you have to come to go. Rut you have to go to come. Miss I’eake will tell pou so. And where is he the while. Since he did not come or go. And never went—a mistake? What did he do, I pray. There’s only one can answer make. She says it’s a case of stay. 5A Tragic Scene A few of his friends were gathered at his bedside. Sadly, anxiously, they watched the fitful fire of fever flitting over the face of him. the dearest and best of friends. Twas but a few Itours since that they were merrily chatting together of the Normal, of father, mother, home. Nothing could have been more full of energy than that same boyish form as he hade them good bye. with the words. "To-night I must study, for to-morrow I teach Gymnastics.” And a few hours later they had been hastily summoned from their slumbers to find him tossing in the throes of delirium. To witness human distress in any form is strangely soul-bestirring, but when the victim is one bound to us by the endearing ties of friendship, we watch his sufferings with an intense feeling of grief and fear over the heart. I have beheld scenes so utterly sad that I have wept, scenes so tragic and despairing that they haunt me to this day. Hut never have 1 been the witness of a scene like the scene at the bedside of this youth, a victim of a dreadful curse that was forced upon him. The other scenes may have been sad or heart-rending; this was awful and terrifying. He lay quietly. We could see that a great weight rested upon his soul, which seemed struggling for expression. Suddenly he raised himself upright, while an unnatural light glowed in his eyes, and reaching out one long arm with a commanding gesture, his voice rang out clear and sharp, "Attention! Halt! Eyes to the left, twist! Slow sinking of the eyebrows with deep perspiration. Class, to the left, wiggle! In place, rest! Unrest! Neck extension in all directions in series, commencing south bv southeast. Start! Class. Collapse! Knees Kick ward bend! Head upward stretch in seventeen counts. Start! Halt! Toes rattle! One, two. three! Halt” His voice lost its ringing tone, and a hovering mist settled upon his sight, but still he continued. "Downward bending of jaws, and tongue protrusion outward and backward—outward with continuous flopping of ears. Start! Halt!” With this he settled back on his couch, a broad gladness broke all over his face, he closed his eyes, and dropped into a calm, peaceful sleep, and I guess he will get over it all after a while. No Of Keefe the rumor last fall went. It filled us all with wonder. That him. our trusted President, Would have in school no longer. Longer Howe’er, our fears were soon dispelled. When this turned out to be a bluff.. For six-foot-three 'tis very clear. For any man is long enough. FOR SALE A HAT. which I have not been able to wear since the Alcthean-Philakean play. A panama.—Riley. STAND-IN WITH THE PRESIDENT, which I shall need no longer, as I leave school. Warranted to last ten years.—E. Harrow. A HEART, damaged only slightly. A bargain for any purchaser. Office open only a few days.—La Vcrgne Wood. A VALUABLE ROOK ON ELOCUTION, entitled "How to Hold an Audience.” John Marshall being dead. I have no further use for it.—John Ford. MILK.—Daily, five quarts of my beautiful Jersey cow’s sweet, creamy milk.—F. E. Mitchell. 161Behold! A Discovery O heavens!" screamed a girl. as she scrambled in haste to the top of the locker. From her elevation she called. “Help, help, murder! O-o-oh!" “What’s the trouble?” called another girl coming on the run. but she had not more than reached the door when she—fainted. Excitement reigned supreme. Girls ran from all sides, only to scream—and faint. The pile of prostrate humanity at the door grew, and grew. The janitor, in passing bv. saw this curious spectacle, and hunting for the cause, saw—well, he ran. His last vestige of sense told him to run for Professor Fling. Armed with clubs, knives, and guns, they set forth: and what a sight awaited them! There, in the middle of the floor of the girl’s dressing-room was a—something. It was immense. and had legs and legs and then some more legs, and it was all hairy, and sticky looking. With the joy of discovery almost ovcrjxnvering him. Professor Fling called out: “Eureka! I have found him! My life’s work is accomplished! O jov!" “What is it?” asked the janitor, as they proceeded to stalk the creature preparatory to trapping it. “Oh.” Mr. Fling answered in contempt for such limited knowledge. "It’s a germ.” A Page from Mr. Small's Consultation Book Sept. 22— 2:15-3:00 Josephine Gannon, Sept. 24— 9:30- 9:45 Ethel O’Leary. 4:05- 4:20 Bernice Gibson. 4:25- 4:55 Ethel McAllister, 2:15- 2:45 Bernice Gibson. 2:45- 2:50 Donald Black. Sept. 23—11:55-12:30 Ethel McAllister. 4 x 5 4:3Q Josephine Gannon. 2:15- 2:16 Lewis Dempsey. 4:00-6:00 Ethel O’Leary. 4:30- 4:32 Fred Bishop. 4132- 5 40 Ethel O’Leary. 7® =1 iloav ?.S Jiettvs = i i 0 Vtevi'Ks —i (i usvrtcv X kAc-aurs = J vfe vmt = = 1 152From the New Normal Catalog A Few Alterations A new branch will be added to the curriculum—the Art and Practice of Jollying. It will ! e required of all students, and must Ik- pursued during at least four quarters. It may Ik- substituted at the option of the student for any other branch, preferably the so-called “professional" branches. A text-book has been prepared by Mr. Hewitt and Mr. Mitchell. Abundant practice will Ik- provided in the Ladies’ Study, where the work will lx- supervised by Mr. Briggs. The final test of proficiency will lx- the student's ability to jolly the Regents. 'I he experiment of bracing orators with hot coffee proved so succesful at the preliminary oratorical contest in February, 1904. that hereafter on every Thursday, Miss Gark will serve coffee to all speakers immediately before they go upon the rostrum. It is not expected that bv this means the present popularity of Rhctoricals will lx- unduly stimulated. Until further notice the students of each class will wear a uniform dress. This requirement is the result of long and careful consideration. It is necessitated by the fact that at present there is no way of distinguishing the Sophomores from the Faculty, and great confusion exists as to the identification of Freshmen and Post-Graduates. The uniforms decided upon by a committee of the Regents arc as follows: For Freshmen.—White pinafores for the girls, and black Eton jackets for the boys: both girls and boys to wear broad, white collars. For Sophomores.—Navy-blue sailor suits, with a red feather in the hair. For Juniors.—Shirt waist suits; white waists for all girls, but the young men will lx- permitted to wear pale blue. pink, or light green. For Seniors.—Black cap and gown. It is suggested that tall, thin men have their gowns lined or made of heavy material, so that they will not flop in an undignified way as the wearers stride down Lincoln Avenue. NOTICE The overcrowded condition of the Ladies’ Study during the noon intermission and after school is a matter demanding prompt attention. Of late it has been such as to render passage to the other rooms adjoining impossible. I would, therefore, advise that you do economize space as far as |x ssible by sitting two in a scat. Prof. Briggs. WANTED WANTED A TRIED AND TRUE CURE FOR FITZ."—M.B. SCHOOL SPIRIT. Apply at the office. 2-904. AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK. Council please notice.—H. B. 4-20-04. A MAN; above all. one well gowned, not country, you know; with enough money to bring me candy ONE CARLOAD OF NOTEBOOKS; to have on hand in case of emergency.—Psychology Class. BARRELS OF FORTITUDE Apply to any member of the Professional Arithmetic Class. 3-17-04. and flowers, and take me to dance and the theatre. He must l c handsome, of dark complexion— Irish preferred. None not meeting ail these requirements need apply. Address Bureau of Information. 163THINGS SEEN AND HEARD The first quarter Rhetoric class were reciting. Miss Henderson asked the students to make a sentence containing a scries of dependent clauses. A moment later Miss O'Leary responded with. " There are two classes of people in the Normal those who love, and those willing to lx- loved.” That was only the second week. The blue jay in the elm tree near the Normal entrance suddenly became quiet, turned its head meekly to one side, and bowed low in salute—and Edward Balloony Harr, guiding star of the Presides. the future hope of the Normal, and brother of his own sister, passed by. looking neither to the right nor to the left. Geometry class in progress. Miss Webster—“You may take two sticks and a string, and construct an angle of forty-five degrees. Mr. Spallinger.” Mr. Spallinger—“I'll use myself for one stick.'' Miss Neville, in Latin class, knowing that fHbtiSwas feminine ami meant cow. translated as follows: “The chariot of Diana was drawn by feminine cows.” In Professional History class: Mr. Clow—“Are these two words, 'parish' and‘town.’ interchangeable. Miss Hemlock?” Miss Hemlock—”---------------:---” Mr. Clow—“Well. Mr. Christopherson. how about the ’parish'?" Mr. Mitchell, in Professional Geography—"I don’t think going to school ought to Ik- a love feast either. Do you. Miss Saxton?” Miss Saxton not qualified to answer. Miss Magee was absent, and Miss Pelton was teaching the class. They were drawing a cylinder and a bottle. Miss Pelton—“When you get thru with the cylinder, you may go on to the l ottle." '.Mongst the many Junior maidens. In the Ladies’ Study found. Is a bright and winsome maiden Who in drawing is renowned; Hut witn all her many graces And her talents which we know. She was never very happy Until Rhetoric Mchder so. -Tfovrr §ta ot ) cor. 164 € I £ i r 1 1 - tTHINGS SEEN AND HEARD There was a girl in our school, And she was wondrous fair: She froze the men to marble With her stately Gibson air. But there was one exception, 'T was a lad with curly hair; Who, since he was a Special, For the Profs he did not care. When the maid was sad and pensive. To this forest green she’d go: And her stately air quite melted As she told her tale of woe. You do not know the Green Wood? Ich sage dir doch bald. uf Knglisch ist es Green Wood: Auf Dcutsch heisst es Gruenewald. They stood at the gate at midnight. Two lovers, don’t you know. She was scared for fear of a scolding. But he was loth to go. They leaned on that gate—conversing. Till the sun began to show. She terrified, trembling, alarmed. But he still loth to go. Then rang out the voice of a parent. In tones neither soft nor low. "Just have Mr. Barr build the fire.” Said she. "Oh. must you go?" There was once a grave Senior named Joe. Whose hair very curly did grow: But his haughty pride fell. ’Fore a Senior named Stell— This haughty young Senior named Joe. LOST PERPENDICULARITY, on Lincoln Avenue. Return to Belgian and receive reward. A SMILE: is bright and sunny when at home, but has strayed or l ecn stolen for some time, binder please leave on file on my desk. No reward.—Mary Me-Faddcn. COURAGE, somewhere in passing thru the Auditorium. Finder please leave in Indies’ Study. FOUND THE WAY INTO A WOMAN’S HEART. Free instructions given to all who call soon.—R. W. Adams. 155When the Faculty Go to Rhetoricals 7:15 A. M., Thursday, June 23rd, 1904 Auditorium—Mr. Vincent Reading—"The Message to Garcia"....................................................Rurus Halsey Talk—“The Value of the Story in Mathematics, as illustrated by ‘The Little Red Hen’.".Emmy Webster Solo—"Little Birdie in the Tree” ................................................. Henry Goddard Recitation—“The District School" ................................................ Walter Hewitt Essay—“The Use and Misuse of Books"............................................... Ella Parmei.e Talk—“How to Understand Girls".................................................... Lydon Briggs Declamation—“The Spider and the Fly”.............................................. Harry Fling Oration—"Uphold tlie Honor of the School’.........................................Jennie Marvin Solo—“The Pilgrim’s Chorus”....................................................... Addie Downing Declamation—"The Patter of the Shingle”...................................... Frankie Mitchell Reading—Mark Twain’s "Toast to Babies"............................................ Freddie Clow Oration—"The Strenuous Life" ..................................................... Lilly Kimball Song—"Old Dog Tray" ............................................................... Nell Peake Declamation—“The House that Jack Built”........................................... Livy Summers Story—"The Mission of the Red Bow"................................................ Addie Parsons Recitation (in costume)—“How Grandma Danced the Minuet—Long Ago"................Grace Shepardson Bass Solo—"After the Ball”........................................................Walter Cooi.idgk Lecture—“What Radium Will Do"...................................................... Edna Carter Recitation—"Waiting to Grow”..................................................... Lizzie Stevens Analysis, Comparison, and Criticism of the Poems. “Mary Had a Little 1-amb. and "Little Bo-Peep” ..........................................................Josie Henderson Recitation—“What Little Boys and Girls Are Made of................................. Faye Henley Solo—“O, Bring Back My Kitty to Me”............................................... Mamie Apt how Essay—“What’s in a Name” ......................................................... Annie Rooney Recitation—”1 Want to be an Angel”................................................. Lucy Potter Debate—Resolved, that the anthropometric association of statical ideas in the psychical training of monkeys is of more worth than the ontogenetic smybolism in all other anthropoids combined. Affirmative Negative: Maurice Small Molly McFadden Lonny Arnett Rosy Swart Oration—“Laugh, and the World Laughs with You”.................................... Gracik Mead Recitation—“Let Me Brush Yours Tears Away"........................................ Kitty Alvord Song—“Die Wacht am Rhein”........................................................ Bennie Dresden Lecture—“The Value of Social Culture,” illustrated by chalk talks.................Hattie Magee Talk—“How to Live on Ten Dollars a Day”........................................... Dolph Sage Recitation—’Twinkle, Twinkle. Little Star”....................................... Lizzie Arnold Book Review—"The Lives of the Painters”............................................ Edna Lowd Essay—"How to Become a Widow”.................................................... Hattie Clark Essay—“How to Hustle”..............................................................Clara Marvin Oration—“The Last Shall Be First”................................................. S. W. Murphy 166Extracts from Psychology Note Book A Few Jottings From the Daily Opening Addresses February i.—“We have met together again after a quarter of separation. I am glad to see so many of you hack. I ho|x- that again, as of yore, the young ladies—and young gentlemen—will feel perfectly free to come in at any time and talk over matters concerning their welfare; it makes no difference how far remote from the work they may lx-." March 16.—To the young men on the left: “There is nothing in that collected bevy of sweetness and gentleness opposite you to give you the least cause of fear. I have observed them as closely as possible for a time, and have seen nothing to the contrary. I don’t believe that they have had aught to do with the severe weather which wc have lx en experiencing, for 1 do not see a way in which they could affect the weather, except to warm it by their sunshiny presence. (To the young ladies on the right.)—And, my dear young ladies. 1 don't see that you have any cause to fear the stalwart sons opposite, who arc doing the debating while you are listening. In fact. I have observed that some of them are regarded by you in a far different light." To Minnie As 1 view your charming features. And your wealth of wavy hair. 1 reflect, “Among all maidens She’s most beautiful and fair.” For your eyes arc deep blue mirrors, Whence your loving thoughts reflect: And your form, like that of Venus. Is in carriage most erect; And those dewy lips, whose essence Oft has made my pulses beat. Cause me here to kneel, requesting Recognition, at your feet. —C. F. To ? Your bright and winning ways, the rapturous smile E’er playing o'er your face, so rosy sweet: The unkissed ruby lips, that constant meet And ope in words that did my heart beguile; Those dark and sparkling eyes, all mystery, And promise of true love and constancy, Did lure me to pursue, pursue and win. —Grucnetcald. Acknowledgment Having completed our work, it behooves us to offer acknowledgment to our many friends who have, in their small way. aided us in making it a success. First of all. wc must acknowledge the interest you took in us. as manifested by stopping us on the stairs at every opportunity to inquire when the Quiver was going to l»c out. Again, wc must offer acknowledgment for the privilege of using their names in various connections, and for the privilege of enhancing ottr pages with their faces, to the following: Joe Murray Harriette Porterfield Rose Heymann Emanuel Paulu Ella Parmele Edward Barr 1 toward Thackray Fred Bishop George Holt George Hewitt Joe Mortimer Nicholas Schraa Lewis Dempsey S. W. Murphy We are compelled to offer apologies, for our oversight in neglecting to mention their names, to the following: Ernst Schrocder Adelaide Giacomuzzi Harriet Davis Ellen Dougherty Mabel Hall Edwin Goodrich Otto Fromm James Jarvis Mathews Clyde McCoy Tiir. Staff. Notice Gasses in Elocution and Expressive Reading for the first quarter next year will find the lesson for the first day posted upon the loor of my room. Harriet Clark. 167i. Great gathering of green-looking students. tQ- Small makes his debut before the Psychology class. 20. 6. Everybody goes to Sunday-school. Buckley sings in the choir in the evening. 2t. 7. I .alter Day. School dismissed to allow the 23. Freshmen to take their place in the parade. 24. 8. Received—a cargo of Arithmetic and Elocution from Europe. 26. ). Foot-ball rally. Small upholds the game from a psychological standpoint. 28. 12. S. C. A. Reception on the campus. Ixtve at first sight. 29. 17. Spelling list. Woe unto him that twisteth his letters unseemly. First game of the season. Kaukauna at Oshkosh. 1-angmass seen looking for 176 Lincoln Avenue. Note—Reported later that he found it. Erbach makes a recitation. Consternation! Hewitt crams for the debate. Preliminary debate. Hewitt wins seventh place. Also some others win places. Team goes to Stevens Point. Rain and mud. Reception. Evans lost for six hours. Miss Parmclc caught smiling in the library at 34 minutes and 37 14-15 seconds past three. “Bobby" and Miss Saxton separated for fifteen minutes. Much comment. t. Mortimer caught studying his lessons. 3. Practice game with Wavland. 5. Lyceum society acts with closed doors. Black decides to go with visiting ladies. He leaves a minute too late, and is left to wander home alone. 6. Miss Henderson took a nap during morning exercises. 8. Second preliminary. Girl debate co-education. Subject settled for all time. 10. Ripon conquered. Team swell up. 2. Mr. Small besieged by a delegation of Senior girls. 17. Team leaves for Milwaukee. Hewitt displays an ah-Normal appetitile. 18. Refugees from Milwaukee tell tales of horrible calamity. 19. Wounded recover sufficiently to be safely trans- ited home. 20. Senior foot-bail team make their first and last appearance on the gridiron. 21. t 5:59. Twilight and Evening Star, and Miss O’Leary in deep conversation in the Psychology room. 26. Revival meeting at the Regal. Text: “If thy opponent kick thee in one eye. turn the other to him.” 30. Freshman Halloween social. Team leaves for Beloit. 31. Allen leads the second team against the Winnc- connes. No scalps lost. Was Hollister scared i Well, at the rate of 6 to to. 1582. St. Peter converses at some length with Miss Farnsworth. Junior preliminary debate. 3. Chase plays the gallant at the piano. 5. Much talk of too to o. Keefe gets nervous prostration; also others. 6. White and drawn faces of the eleven. Team leaves for Madison. 7. "Hold them! Varsity, Hold them!" Sorenson makes a touch-down—with the water-pail. 0. New Quarter. Where did Hewitt get so much hat ? 13. Sophomores have a spread and invite themselves. 14. Subs and a few others furnish practice at Combination Park. 16. Rupp becomes manager of the Quiver and a new pair of shoes. 20. Seniors receive the Juniors in the Gymnasium. 21. Lyccumites do the theatrical act. 24. Normal debating team chosen. 23. Trains for Van Dyne, Omro, Chilton, now in. All aboard! 26. Students remaining in Oshkosh arc given a reception in the Gym. 1. Mr. Dresden talks on postal service abroad. It was not a case of one’s story being written on his face, hut on his head. 4. Mortimer absent from I-adie ‘ Study. 5. Jessie seen on the street without Goodrich. 8. Kxccutiou of the "Recessional” hv Mitchell. 10. Dutch measles makes their appeamcc. 11. Grammar room concert. 12. Harold Barnes silent for five minutes. 15. Hewitt delights the students with a very inter- esting talk. 16. Freshmen prove to the satisfaction of all and discomfiture of the Sophomores that the Fifteenth amendment was a mistake. 17. Miss Hall and Krhach have a talking contest in the Ladies’ Study. Judges unable to decide. 18. Basket-ball season opens. Game with Two Rivers. "Home, sweet Home." i y Tragedy enacted at Amherst Junction. Our manager was com| ellcd to wait eight whole hours with Miss Solsrud for the next train. 26. Rumors in circulation that Hewitt is still alive. 27. St. Peter goes to Marinette. Well, so does Moulton. Strange! 30. I)r. Small goes the way of all mankind. 1594- Everyone in bad humor. 15. 5. Barney Schocnwcttcr, presumably escorting Miss Heymann borne from play rehearsal, bids her "ta ta” at his own gate. 19. 8. Basket-ball team pay up a few old scores by 20. downing Lawrence—19 to n. 22. 9. Das Deutsche Spiel. Excellent, but unintelligible. 12. Miss Henderson tells of Iter friends, the Penn- 23. sylvania Dutch. 25. 13. Goodrich gets his hair cut. 26. 14. The Regents arrive. The Seniors reflect great credit upon the school by the masterly way in 27. which they discourse upon the multiplication 29. table. Oconto another victim of the the basket-ball boys. Buckley initiated into the mysteries of the light fantastic toe. Mr. Clow stuffs us full of cotton. St. Peter strikes high C in chorus practice. Mr. Ming gives us a little iron to hold the cotton down. Did anyone say Port Washington? Mr. Coolidge gives a spread to the foot-ball team. Miss Kimball explodes “the strenuous life” bomb. Mr. Briggs attempts to gather up the pieces. Oratorical contest. ITolt distinguishes himself. Murphy? February, 1. A new quarter. 2. Much new society talk. 5. Lawrence given a second dose. 8. Harold Barnes receives a check on talking. 10. We murder the “Pilgrim's Chorus" for the first time. 12. Class basket-ball games: Seniors 1. Juniors 13: Sophomores it. Freshmen 7. 13. Alcthcans entertain Philakeans at a heart party. 15. Mr. Fling tells the Physiology class that they cat too much, and cites himself as an example of what moderate eating will do. 16. Philologians organize. Belgum makes the open- ing address. 17. We sing “Anchored,” and Hewitt’s low, bass notes arc heard on comer of Main and Church. 19. Oshkosh girls easily defeat Kij on. 24. Miss Magee talks on the pictorial art of the Japanese. 25. Miss McFaddcn staggers us with Evolution. 26. The Freshies. well, they didn’t beat the Seniors, after all. 28. Sleighing parties, etc. 1003- The Glee Club sang “Be Not Afraid,” but we were afraid. 4. Basket-ball boys close the season with a game with Stevens Point. 5. Girls again beat Ripon. 6. Miss McFadden so neglected her duty that not a single student was reported for talking on the stairs. 10. Fleetwood Diefcnthaler visited seven groups of girls in the study the same evening. Sort of a policy man. a diplomat, is Fleetwood. 12. Phoenicians entertain Lyccumites and Philolo-gians in the Gym. 17. Plattcville delegation depart. Holt confident. 18. Mr Briggs’ lecture. Don’t let it worry you. 21. George Hewitt on the campus engaged in study- ing “Bryant." 22. Murphy tells his experience and how lie tum- bled into River Falls. 23. Oliver Osborne, desiring to “Seymour" of the country, takes a walk. 25. Delegation leaves for Stevens Point. Hope runs high. 26. Philakcan-Alethean play. 28. Nothing doing—not even Schwalm—in the Ladies’ Study. 30. Joy is writ on the faces of the hard-worked Nor- malitcs. Vacation is near. 31. It is nearer. I. It is nearest. More happiness to the square inch than there has been since Christmas. 11. New quarter. Reinforcements from the Jackpot. Schroeder becomes a Freshman. 12. It is learned that Alta Pepper is at the Northern Hospital. 13. George Price stood and talked to a "Post” for two whole hours. Something must be done about George: he is becoming so absent- minded. 14. Schraa trains his athletes in the Gym. 15. Barnes goes into the Gymnasium, shuts the door, and talks for three hours. O Council, you are hard on Harold. 19. Diefcnthaler breaks all previous records and calls upon nine groups of girls in the Ladies’ Study. 20. Holt takes charge of chorus practice. 21. A classical song of high standing is taken up in chorus practice. ‘“The Dutch Company." 22. The Milwaukee debate. There is nothing like making yourself at home. 27. Doctor Small rambles at some length during morning exercises. 28. Mr. Sage tells how they do things at the Dewey school. 101The Quiver's Toast Now before you close my covers, Having read my pages thru, Students all, my friends and lovers. T would give a toast to you. If you were not bored in reading. If but once you had to laugh. Listen to my gentle pleading. Pledge with me the Quiver staff. Here’s a health I give you standing. To my editor-in-chief, And the ranks of his commanding. Poets, humorists—in brief, All who wrought to fill my pages, With their wisdom or their fun. Toil and bother were their wages. But they love me, every one. Here’s to artists who bedecked me, With the products of their pen. If 'tis pleasure to inspect me. Give the credit unto them. Here’s to Chris and his assistant, All mv bills they had to pay: "Ads” from firms both near and distant. Show how they can find a way. Here's a health to those who labored Far from home in my behalf. All the etchers and engravers, Not upon the Quiver staff. Here’s a health to those who made me. Printers of my pages fair. And the binders who arrayed me. In this new grey robe I wear. Ah. dear workers for my glory. Could I utter all 1 feel, Loud I should proclaim the story Of your earnestness and zeal. You have worked with true affection. For ideals before you gleamed ; I am but a pale reflection Of the Quivkr that you dreamed. 162 W ?Th's I , f EOVCMiOMfv. Mils 00 TO RALPH for you PHOTOGRAPHS J Saves rou anonet ' 163 Two Pieces No Vest CHERE'S {'cent comfort in wearing’ a Coat and Trousers without the Vest during the hot weather season. You get rid of the vest, the suspenders and the stiff shirt. You get a free circulation of the air. There’s no dragged-out look to the coats of our light-weight Two Piece Suits. We’ve Mastered the Problem. A little lining in the right spot makes the garment hold its shape. You’ll appreciate this as soon as you see the suit, and as long as you wear it. Smart, snappy patterns-real young stuff for men of all ages, who feel that they are still "in it.” Flannels, Hornespu n s, Serges and Cheviot mixtures—just the proper materials. Prices: $5.9$, $7.50, $8.50, and up to $15. The Man in the Serge Suit. You've noticed him. of course. He is well and properly dressed for day or evening—and he may be wearing a suit that served him all through the season before. That’s a peculiarity of serge —you can scarcely wear it out. We guarantee the wear and the fast colors of every serge suit we sell, whatever its price. And that means A New Suit for One That Fails. Men’s Single-Breasted. Blue Serge Suits, in regular, stout, and slim sizes, at $10, $12.50.515 and up to $22.50. Men’s Double-Breasted, Blue Serge Suits, at $15. $18. $20 and up to $25.00. CONTINENTAL. “YOUR MONEY’S WORTH, OR MONEY BACK.” 104 T t DEBATING THE CLOTHING QUESTION PERFECTION is attain'd in our READY-TO-WEAR clothe . It la hand-made by the most klllful tailor . Our good represent the best type of ready-to-wear clothing. The fabric we use are aelectcd, not only for their style. but for their excellent wearing” quality a well. EXCEPTIONAL style , perfect fit and substantial make —these three characteristic qualities you'll find In our own special make of the finest clothe that were ever produced. Price range from 16.00 to 524.00, and dow nward to 912.60, 510.00 and lower. At every price we give you 100 cent worth of satisfaction. FURNISHINGS FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN. There I no store in Oshko h where your money will bring more value than here. Our Hata at $1.60. $2.00 to $3.00 are always first quality. Shirts In soft or stiff bosom, not equaled anywhere, 60c to $1.00. In Neokwear. Gloves and Underwear, we can always please your taste and price. We invite you to call. L. Struebing Co. 165A PORTRAIT BY Salplj It matters little who this is, but it tells its own story, with the moral, GO TO RALPH’S STUDIO 202 Main Street You find his name on the photos of most of your Normal friends. 106 • V 1 i i r N evv Books for 1 Art ] instruction TEXT BOOKS OF ART EDUCATION A new series of books for teaching DRAWING, and ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTIVE WORK, containing TEXT accompanied by ILLUSTRATIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE AND IN COLOR, and comprising Eight Books for Pupils—and for each grade from First to Eighth inclusive. BOOKS FOR FIRST SIX GRADHS RFADY IN JUNE. BOOKS FOR SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES READY SOME TIME IN FALL. These books have been planned so that pupils may learn and fix by application those principles which are fundamental in PICTORIAL. DECORATIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE DESIGN (unconsciously in the lower grades and consciously in the higher grades. The work in the books is grouped under the following subject divisions: I. OUT OF DOORS. 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