Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)

 - Class of 1909

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Introductory Page Dedication " Creston High School " Salute to Class '09 " Searchlight of Publicity " The Night Brings Out the Stars " The Missing Link " Monroe Doctrine " Class Motto " Class Charge " Class Picture " The Mystery of Life " Programme " A Handful of Compliments " Programme '08 - " High School Enrollment " Creston " Wills of Class '09 " Annual Board ' ' Editorials " Suggestions, Etc. " Humor ' " Humor " Flag Days " Story " Story " Faculty Picture " B. of E. Picture " Advertising ' L1 hm , , .M dung- AA,,,,,,. ,WW ,........l,,, , -,,,,n, .,r, .,:m,...-, A , Page 6 C The Creston High School i l HE year 1908 will long be remembered by those citizens of A Creston who are deeply interested in educational affairs, as a record-breaker. A representative of State Inspector of Workshops and Factor- ies inspected our old building and ordered many repairs and changes, such as fire-escapes, new floors, more exits, etc. ' With Creston's growth it brought more pupils into the school, hence in several rooms there was a congested condition. After thoroughly discussing the conditions, the Board of Education de- cided to call a public meeting of our citizens and lay the matter before them and ascertain whether the majority of our citizens thought best to go ahead and repair and otherwise relieve the con- gested condition, or to build new. The majority favored the form- er proposition, so the Board asked the citizens for authority to bond the town in the sum of 34300 which they considered necessary to make the repairs contemplated, and at an election duly held a very large majority of our citizens voted to bond the town in the above sum for said purpose. The Board of Education, with all the haste allowed by law, made preparations to build an addition to the High School building and make the repairs necessary. After expending about 34000, and in about six weeks from the time of beginning, the buildings were ready for occupancy. The representative of the State Inspector's oiiice said "that our building was one of the safest in his whole district," every room having from two to four exits. The Board of Education has also made a start to beautify the grounds by grading, seeding and planting trees, building fences, etc., and with proper care, in a few years Creston will have one of the most beautiful school sites in this part of Ohio. , The Board of Education asks the co-operation of our citizens to make Creston's schools second to none in this part of our belov- ed state. - ' W. K. BECHTEL, Clerk of Board of Education. 4 4 i f i N 1 i I W i i i i Lmmxs , ., . Page 7 Salute to Class '09. By Emma Troutman Here's to our Senior class, Here's to every lovely lass, Here's to every manly lad, Here's to the good times we've had. In our president we bring to you Ralph Jordan, a young man true To himself and othersg ever working, And never from his duty shirking. Hazel Tuttle is a Winsome lass, The musician of our Senior class. To her we owe many a pleasant hour, That she lightened with this, her power We have a Ruby in our throng, We have not had her very long. But she's a gem of the purest hues That we would not well wish to lose. There's Miles Benjamin, a young lad, Who, if Roosevelt could have had In his daring Rough Rider band, He'd had another horse well mann'd. Helen Tuttle our class admires For her pluck that never tiresg She to others can hereafter say, My school hours were not spent iniplay. If Paul Matteson appears 'to be A fellow happy-go lucky and free, His heart, however's in the right place, And that is more than half the race. Edgar McDermott is our class wit, He's not stingy with it, not one bitg To keep up with his jolly pace He would lead you a merry race. And Helen Cole, we find that she Is a student as perfect as one could beg In this world the smile on her face Will win for her many a happy place. But, here's to our Senior class, Here's to every lovely lass, Here's to every manly lad, And here's to the good times we've had ummm A not in ,Is s ,MM .J Page 8 Searchlight of Publicity. ' By Miles H. Beniamin. A man without a good searchlight is out of harmony with the world and never should expect any great success. To have a good searchlight he should be educated, not chiefly a high school and university training, but learn the movements of this age first handed. This he will learn before he comes in contact with many people, for this world is full of many, who have different views of life, theories and methods for their own welfare. The sun is recognized as the greatest light that exists and with its great magnitude and force its power is felt all over the universe, even the animal and vegetable kingdoms would not endure long without it's life-giving influence. The influence of great public lights is felt all over the land, whether it be of high or low standard. With the past in proper condition, the future will be sure and safe. This country becomes wild over military lights. Most all the leading characters of America have attain- ed fame in military life. s -r sf -If is Shakespeare, the greatest light in English Literature, was not contented with o11e phase of life, but was not satis- fied until he developed the panorama of life 5 he searched for characters and passions that would interest all classes of society.. ar Ik if wk wk A man when he starts out in this world is likened unto a ship on the stormy ocean, and, without the strong light from the tower and the life saving crew, would be the cause of its destruction and downfall. Then a man without some great light to influence him or without good books to search would find hard struggling, if he ever reached his chosen position. When people looking for their position in life and knowing their own powers in character would adopt some of Gen. Grant's ambition and perserverance, they would become a greater success, as far as this temporal life is con- cerned, for Grant while trying to force his way through the South lost thousands of Union men in the Battle of the lVilderness. It was then that he said, " that he would fight it out on this line if it took all summer. For all these temporal labors and troubles are only a means by which we are to prove whether or not we are to gain that eternal resting place. The Bible, the standard light of all ages, has stood for many years and will stand to the end of time. The circumstances and lessons it contains are practical and can be utilized in every-day life. ' Ill -li' il- ll! 4 To become a star in any profession we choose, we should strive to out-due all competitors, then we will shine forth and our light will be sought after by all men. ' A " I am a part of all that I have metg Yet all experience is an arch wherethro' Gleams that untravel'd world, whose margin fades Forever and forever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnished, not to shine in usel As tho' to breathe were life." The Night Brings Out the Stars. Helen E. Tuttle. As we look back over our lives, we find that they have not been all brightness and sunshine. For we have our struggles at times, but they are only preparing us for some- thing brighter and better. What we call evils, as poverty, neglect and suffering, are, if we are wise, only opportunities for good. If we but have the right mind, all things, even those that hurt, help us. " That which befits us, says Emerson, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations." May we not make the stars, the mountains, and all enduring earth min- ister to tranquility of the soul, to elevation of the mind, and to patient striving. e -k 'I' 'R ' -lt al: It is easy to work hard when success is coming our way, and the stars are shining. But when everything seems to hinder us in the progress we desire, and there is so much to discourage us, and so little to hope for, it is then work be- comes doubly hard, but at such times as these we must work the harder in order to see glorious results crown our efforts. Everyone has some duty to perform in this world, and we should not be so stupid as not to see the place that is waiting for us to fill, which no one else can fill for us. So let us always be looking for the bright light and make an honest, manful and humble effort to succeed. -lb wk -n- -r -le When we meet disappointments we should not be dis- couraged but work on so that the stars will penetrate thru the night. -le 'lf 1 -le me We as Americans ought to appreciate the noble and grand work our fore-fathers have done for us in maintain- ing and preserving our Union in order that we may now enjoy many privileges and see how thru their hard strug- gles that the stars shone out brightly. 'lf YF 'lf lk I' We never reach the doors of success by chance, we must gain it either thru sheer trouble, or by misfortune upon misfortune, this is one thing that we must work for, and tunnel our way thru the darkness and night in order to see the brightness and receive our reward for patient striv- ings. M 1 Mather once said: "Our opportunities to do good are our talents." We should make the best out of them. No matter in what business we are following, we should always look to see the shining of the stars, for they "are gems of Heaven that gild night's sable throne." So let us have "Courage, brother, do not stumble, Though our path be dark as night, There's a star to guide the humble, Trust in God and do the right." Page 9 The Missing Link. Edgar H. McDermott. In this day and age of the world, we generally think of the term " Missing Link" as applied to the theory of evo- lution advanced by Darwin. We do not purpose, however, to discuss this view of the subject, but another which is far more important. We believe in the theory that man has attained his high state of civilization and development, little by little through his own exertion, and that his present condition is a natural consequence of the law of Progress. Our first glimpse of man upon this old world, reveals to us a being rude, coarse, and not yet endowed with the blessings of a higher civilization. Is it not wonderful what he has accomplished in raising his race to the high standard of today? For the only utensils and implements with which he could earn a livelihood, were of the crudest typeg and no such intercourse then existed with other nations by which means he could learn new ideas by coming in contact with new and strange experiences. But "Educate man and he will invent." In this ap- plication the word education does not simply imply book knowledge. It means the experience gained by confront- ing the real problems of life, in which situation books can help us but little. We must put to use the powers God has given us, for the key to the whole situation after all, lies in the solution that Chauncy M. Depew gave: " dig, mo, DIG." From the time of the landing of our Pilgrim Fathers upon New Eng1and's rocky coast until the Revolution, strife existed between the mother country and her colonies. Some- where there was a weakness, a reason for this discord which lcd to such awful hostilities. But what was the cause? Americanisrn is freedom and will tolerate no impositions. " Taxation without representation" was the cause. En- gland's shortsighted Parliament which sat in lordly dignity wholly unconcerned about the rights of other men, dragged her into a war in which his Majesty lost all his colonial pos- sessions. wk 'li' -lb PR 4 And so it is. Each effect has its corresponding cause. Something or someone is out of harmony with the world whenever a victory is overcome by a defeat Failure comes no less to the life of a nation than to the life of an individ- ual because of discord, because of the Missing Link. But each failure should be overpowered by another attempt. The man of power and influence has never yet given up at the first discouragement, nor will he, for his success and progress have come only through faithful and earnest efforts on his part. - How beautiful Browning says: U- -- ---------- progress is The law of Life, man is not Man as yet. ' Nor shall I deem his object served, his end Attained, his genuine strength put fairly forth While only here and there a star dispels The darkness, here and there a towering mind O'erlooks its prostrate fellows." Monroe Doctrine. Paul E. Matteson. After many years of hard fighting and struggling be- tween 1817 and 1821, the South American Republics gain- ed their independence and were recognized by our govern- ment Thus nearly all the Spanish 'possessions in the New World save the Islands of Porto Rico and Chiba were form- ed into republics. - wk an wr wr at But Spain through the aid of the Holy Alliance hoped to regain her lost possessions in America, which had declared themselves Independent Republics and had been recognized by the United States. At this time, however, the Monroe Doctrine was declar- ed, which since has served more than once as a protection to the smaller American Republics. It referred to the policy of the United States in regard to foreign nations interfering-in American affairs. is 'll N if K The Monroe Doctrine has on more than one occasion helped our smaller neighbors to the south of us. It has served as a protector to them, for since the issue of this Doctrine, Europe has first consulted the judgment of the United States in any injustice towards our Southern neighbors. The policy of the Monroe Doctrine in 1866 caused the withdrawal of the French from Mexico, where they had been having their own way while we were involved in a Civil War. ' ' -sv -lt it -bt 1: President Cleveland in 1895 used the Monroe Doctrine as his authority in forcing England to settle the Venezuela boundary question. Was it not through our desires for justice to our weaker neighbors that led us into war with Spain in 1898, be- cause of their inhuman treatment of the Cuban people? What has been the success of Cuba and the South American Republics? Have they not grown rapidly and prosperous under the protecting influence of our country? Has not the United States through the policy proclaim- ed through the Monroe Doctrine saved many wars and lives by settling the disputes of our weaker neighbors without becoming engaged in bloody conflicts? -I Ik W 3 'Ji- Then why not as individuals, while passing through this life, remember the principal involved in this Doctrine? Assist our weaker neighbors and follow this policy through- out our lives in the way of giving protection to the unfor- tunate. Should we not then glory in seeing the weaker win suc- cess by helping them, instead of seeing them crushed and go down to defeat as the result of our lack of interest in their behalf? Would not this protection tend to draw them closer to us, and by so doing we ourselves would be made stronger, becau e of our giving strength to them? And in this alone can be found a realization of that di- vine injunction which teaches us to bear one another's bur- dens that the law may be fulfilled. ..l.4.l ..l, 5 -fry. , Page 10 Motto- " Impossible, ,Un-American." Ruby M. Allen. We are Americans, and why not live up to the one great motto that our forefathers took upon themselves, that noth- ing is impossible, when they endeavored to find a place where they might be free? There were many dangers and trials to face but they did not know such a thing as failure. Even when the Indians became very warlike, they did not give up but set about with more determination than ever, by protecting themselves, to conquer them and give them to understand that they were masters. R 'lt -I I' ll! There were many hardships to overcome but they did not give up for a cause they knew was just. It took many years of hard, fierce struggling to conquer, but conquer they did. ' 'X' lk it R -it There is a constant development in every line in this age. Do we heara great inventor or discoverer say, "I just can't do that?" Nol He says, " I will" and accom- plishes whatever he undertakes although it requires years of hardships. A In the life of Helen Keller we may seelmany good things that can be woven into our lives. No one who knew her in her girlhood days as stubborn and unmanageable, ever thought that she would one day be classed so high in her education. She was taken by Miss Sullivan and it was only through her patience that Hellen Keller was brought to the front. If she who was denied of most of her senses could overcome such obstacles, why need we who are blest with all ours not take renewed courage from this exemplary life, and strive to overcome what few things that lie in our pathway? ' xc 4: wk wk :le . Many deep chasms have been placed by nature and they have been declared impassible, but by ingenious minds they have been spanned by some of the finest pieces of en- gineering that has ever been constructed. While we are passing through life, there comes a time to each of us when we come to some kind of a chasm. As we stand at the brink and gaze into what seems to us fathomless space, we almost give up in despair for it seems impossible to span it, but as we muse, a feeling of resoluteness comes over us and we see that the only way to reach the other side is by put- ting forth every eifort to make a solid structure of that part of our life, for We build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round. Our high school gives us just the foundation needed to make a substantial success in life. We have come to the end of our school life and are now at the parting of the ways. We should start in with more determination than ever, that we may ever live true to this motto we have chosen: " Impossible, Un-American." Charge-" What Shall the End Be." By Ralph W. Jordan. W e are not able to prophecy or foretell the mystery of lifeg not even with the assistance of all the penetrating in- sight exhibited in modern times are we able to attain to any clearness regarding our futures. And, since there are no sign-boards on life's highway with success or failure marked thereon, it only goes to prove that it is a matter resting entirely upon our shoulders and it behooves us as to whether the goal is success or failure. Q 'll 'K' il- if We, the members of the class of nineteen hundred and nine, have been intrusted with this education by our pa- rents and teachers. Mistakes may mark us back, men may misjudge us, the half-way spirit be tempting, the fight be tiring, but let us not, in the midst of any of these condi- tions, betray the trust and confidence that is and will be placed in us. ' if it Ik Ill Ik Let us take our various stations and hold to them or else step out and make way for the man who cang let us not settle down on the steps leading to the hall of achieve- ment 3 let us not pause in the path of progress 5 let us not be satisfied with contentment for contentment is rust and rust is certain decay, let us not be satisfied with being known as a " good sort of fellow," for the industries of the twentieth century are already crowded with these second-rate men. Emerson said, "Hitch your wagon to a star," but a governor of one of our Western states hath rightly said,- " Better put your shoulder to the wheel and push." We must push, for this is the word on the door leading to the hall of accomplishment. The word PULL is on the other side, but this is only for the fellow who is going back, who has been pulled out of his course. We wish to thank the members of the Board of Educa- tion for the wonderful improvements and changes, changes for the better, that they have so faithfully planned and so successfully carried out in the past four years in our high school course, a work deserving the highest praise. We wish to thank our teachers, for whom we have the -highest regards, for their patient and faithful efforts to im- part their knowledge and experience to us, oftimes under trying and adverse conditions. If we only accomplish all that is before us, we can say: " Father, I have glorified thee on earth having accomplish- ed the work which thou hast given me to do. 77 X . ,l,,4..g.....n.,,M,,Y,n L, Ad y 3 1-1 ,, K.:-1, . - - --- -' ' Class of 1909 Emma Troutman Miles H. Beniamln Helen Cole Ralph W. Jordan Ruby M. Allen Paul E. Matteson Hazel Tuttle Helen E. Tuttle Edgar H. McDermott iii' AJii4-YA, QM A W g YAY H A I. , LM , ,w.,g.-..'l.f.4.4J. W 4 I ! 4 Q W L is Page 13 A The Mystery oi Life. By Helen Cole. HERE is no one in the whole universe to whom life is not a mystery. It is the very opposite of revelation. Lifeisamystery because it is not revealed to us, but must take its own course as is destined for us. If everything had been disclosed, life would soon become monotonous, and there would be no enjoyment in the surprises it has in store for us. Is it not strange how the voice of conscience tells us the right from the wrong? Many a person could tell you of having changed their plans on account of the prompting of this small voice. It me Sk Sk lk There are no unexplored peaks to be climbed, or un- found literatures to be put into the modern, or new races to be discovered. All of the mysteries of the sphere have been solved up to this time, except that of reaching the poles. If they are ever reached, it seems as though there will be nothing new left for explorers. Some of the greatest mysteries of centuries ago are now most easily solved on account of the development of thein- tellect. U We might not be able to descend a steep mountain with- out having something before us to shut off our view from the deep -chasm below, but by not knowing where the next step may take us, we can do it without fear. So it is with our lives. If we knew what would happen next, we might not be able to face it, but as it is, we go on hoping that all will be well in the end. -x lk il- -R ll When we attempt to look into our future, it is as if try- ing to pierce the dense blackness of a dark night. lk if Ill lk wk Some cannot understand why they do not meet with the same degree of success as some other person, but it is plain to others that they do not put forth the same honest effort. Bishop Sherlock said that most men take the least no- tice of what is plain, as if' that was of no use, but puzzle their thoughts to be themselves in those vast depths and abysses, which no human understanding can fathom. If each one would endeavor to solve the sphere of small things unknown to him, he would become richer for it, while it would only be a waste of time with the larger questions. So let us try to solve the mysteries within our own grasp, although they may seem but trifling, yet they may lead to deeper ones. It is better to do small deeds well, than to try to perform great tasks and fail. Why Not Do something worth while? Think more and talk less? Keep your troubles to yourself? Lend s helping hand? At your own business? Open your eyes? Be a "booster"? Do something? Why not? Hurrah for Class '091 fzngrumme March . Orchestra Invocation Rev. C. D. Castle Music . . . Orchestra' Oration--The Mystery of Life . HELEN Conn Oration-" The Monroe Doctrine" . PAUL E. MATTESON Class Motto: " Impossible, Un-American " . . . RUBY M. ALLEN Music .. . . 4 Orchestra Oration-" Night Brings Out the Star ." HELEN E. TUTTLE Oration-Search-lights . . MILES H. BENJALUN Piano Solo-Valse Arabesque . HAZEL I. TU'r'rLE Oration-The Missing Link . EDGAR H. McDERMo'1'r Class Prophecy . g . EMMA TROUTMAN Class Charge: " What Shall the End Be" - . . . RALPH W. Jonmm Music . Orchestra Class Address . . Prof. J. H. Dickason Presentation of Diplomas . . W. R. McDermott, President Board of Education Benediction I . . Rev. Wm. Wallace ,Music by Young's Orchestra, Wooster, Ohio Baccalaureate service at Presbyterian Church, May 30th, Rev. C. D. Castle ofiiciating W'- Page 14 A Handiul ofhCompliments. ----- V . " Say John, do you remember the Annual that the Class of 1908 published?" fl -,A , , 9 ' , ' Q' 1 Q Q Q " Yes, I believe I do. What did you think of those 'J ' 'comps' they handed us? " " Where was that? I don't remember----oh, yes, sure I do. Those opinions of theirs? DI " Yes, I wonder what stars they had been reading? " "They must have been dreaming instead of reading stars, especially on those editorials." " But don't you remember how we used te help them at their class meetings? I remember one in particular at Amstutz's where we helped them choose' their class pins and, well, I guess we helped ourselves to their pop corn and fudge, too." " Sure, and wasn't it kind of them? " "Oh, yes. Didn't they certainly spiel on us at their Junior entertainment in 1907? " " Yes, nearly ausgespieltf' " But how about that banquet that they gave the Glass of 1907? Wasn't it the limit?" U Blamed public, a 'bun shower' for those Seniors. But, didn't we show them a time at our banquet in 1908? " " Well, I guess! And didn't they look sick when we sprung their own dirge on 'em, but more surprised when we sang our jolly song? " "Sayl Didn't we decorate for 'em at their Baccal. service? " " You bet we did. But I still often wonder if they ever found those colors that we were accused of taking?" " Which? Oh, yes, I know now. Those 'yellow' ones that they tried to pawn off as Old Gold." " But I noticed they called it 'yellow' on their invita- tions, all right youl-" " Yes, but everything was 'blue' to them on Com- mencement night after they had seen those bogu programs of ours! I'l1 see if I 'can find-lherds one, read it." " Well, what do you think of that? I haven't seen one of those programs in years. You read it, Bo." " Well if that picture ain't a peachl I'll tell you Bo didn't we hit the nail on the head?" " Yes. But haven't we went some since we've been up there? Eh?" "Say that's quite a stunt." " Well, let's look it over together." . H . . . l,...1....i.. ...Big Pow:Wow... At the Methodist Church, Creston. Ohio, lunc 5, 1908, 7:30 p. m. - by SENIORS OF 1908. CLASS Morro: CLASS FLOWERS! NON COMPOS MENTIS- FORGET - ME - NOT - mot ln sound mind! with lemons. Honors-One 0. W. U. Scholarship. CAST OF CHARACTERS Funeral Two-step ...... Orchestra Presentation of Boquets to Class ..... Benedietlon ..... Rev. Wm. Wallace Oration-" My Specialties"-Ham-sandwiches 0'Ha.rie bAby Oratlon-' ' The Amblsh of the Class" lwantlngb Purly Sch. Lagle Oration-" Stargazing" .... Edy Gordant Music-Mex-ry,Wldow Waltz .... Orchestra O1-ation-" Heads U wln, Tails I've lost" . Clud Lead Us Or-ation-' ' The Class ln the Dark-Cwlthout a matchJ" . . . . . . . . . . Mar. Gerryz Anor Lyre Dultt-' ' Lost, yet T-r-a-v-eling" .... . . . . Misses F o. Metzette and Lalla Selblni Ancient His. and Dreams of the Future . Doty Trough. Mon Music-Starlchvondellv . . - . . Orchestra Oratlon-" The Birth Place of the Class- QO'er the hills in the punk fieldsJ" ..... Wah-os Led Us Oratlon-' 'Litte slow but Build for Yesterday" . . . . . . I . . . Jon. Huwawkd Irvine Class Calllngs ' H. B. Williams, Supt. City Schools, Sandusky,O. Music-Flying our colors ..... Orchestra Presentation of those longced-for parchments . . . Pres. Of School Plan . . . U. U. R. MacDarma.k Class Warble . . . . Class lor what is left of ltj 1908 Song-"Give Me back my 15c" .... Audience Invocation ..... Dr. Ole M. Showalter Music furnished by Mascheronldacostnyz Orchestra. Paris. France. " That will do for them, all right." "Yes and they surely had a good janitor that night, or -i-" " Yes, you bet your boots. But say, those Freshies are 0. K." " How's that, John?" " Why, they have adopted our Royal Purple as one of their colors." " Well, so much the better 3 we won't fight over that." " No, because we hope that the Purple will bring them as much success as we have had, Nittle." " Yes, and good times, too. -Jn: f , A WWW W VAVfAW Emma Troutman Page 15 w l Zlgiglz Sclpml ztrnllmenk Seniors- 1909 Official Organization Ralph W. Jordan, President Paul E. Matteson, Vice Pres. Ruby M. Allen, Secretary Helen Cole, Treasurer Hazel Tuttle Miles H. Benjamin Helen E. Tuttle Edgar H. McDermott Q Juniors- 1909 Official Organization Ray Steiner, President Clifton Houts, Vice Pres. Bertha Smith, Secretary Earl Bechtell, Treasurer Scott J ohnson Earl Steiner Timothy F. Simmons William Wilkinson Oscar Fetzer Sophomores- 1909 Official Organization Carl M. Jordan, President Frank A. Troutman, Vice Pres. Gladys Stuckey, Secretary Susie Cole, Ass't. Secretary Paul Heichel, Treasurer Eloise Jordan Ada Williams Ivan Elliott Roy Burkholder, Melvin Smith Leafie Keeney Margaret Wells Ray Burkholder Daisy Tuttle Charles Schlegel Fred L. Aby Mary Zehner 5 Freshmen- 1909 Official Organization Harley Coffey, President Merle Tuttle, Vice President ' Helen Sulliger, Sec. and Treas. Dudley Zuver Eva Nye Norris Overly Harry Laremore Howard Knepp Lake Johnson Neal Schlegel Karl Wells Adrian Baum Ray Kelsey ClarenceWhonsetler Jennie Coulter Nettie Notestine Gladys Harris 4 1 5 1 W 1 4 1 ..J , Page 16 Creston. Perhaps we often wonder if Creston has a history. Yes, she has, and, indeed a most interesting one. A Let us take a journey back to Creston in 1839. You didn't know she was so old, did you? This territory was then all densely wooded and very marshy, and pierced by only one highway-The Columbus dz Cleveland Turnpike, or " The Pike," as it was called--which was at that time pri- vately owned. The ' muck ' was then covered with a luxuriant growth of vegetation-chiefly alders, which was the abode of many kinds of wild animals and game, such as pigeons, rabbits, hogs and turkeys and also all kinds of snakes. Pigeons so infested this marshy ground that often when they return- ed at roosting time, their numbers were so great that they obscured the sunlight. Cranberries also grew in abundance. Indeed everything was so wild that hunters were often lost, night coming on unawares, and being unable to see over the tops of the bushes were forced to remain there over night. In winter, this marsh not having been yet drained, it afforded a fine skating park extending nearly to Sterling. The few log huts have gradually been superceeded by houses, until today our town has been made beautiful by more modern structures. The oldest houses today, only two in number, are the Benjamin house, now occupied by Dr. Van I. Allen, and the Stanford house, the residence of Henry Geyer. The first school house stood on the site now occupied by the residence of A. R. Hall and was taught by Betsey Stanford Wells. The small space of perhaps 200 square 'feet enclosed by a rail fence A was their 'playgroundj as Anthony Wells termed it. The second school house still re- mains intact and is occupied by J. O. Stayton. In 1880 the present school house was erected and dedicated. Ded- ications were as ceremonious then as they are today, and with " Ye Old Time Orchestra" the services were beauti- fully rendered with an old-fashioned dance. Even today scholars often 'dance' there, but to a different tune. The first church was erected in 1845 and is the Mrs. Hall property in South Creston. Being then owned by Isaac Wells, several denominations held services tlfere- the Free Will Baptists, the Methodists and nearly anything that happened this way. The second church was formerly the Mrs. Bott property, now in use as a barn. In 1882 the present M. E. church was erected, a few years later, the Presbyterian, and in 1890-1, the United Brethren which was later bought' by the voting precinct. We might well note that the first industry was a saw- mill owned by A. W. Wells and located on the site now oc- cupied by the residence of Leo Stuckey. But let us again return. " The Pike " in those early days was our present Main Street. The mode of travel then was by 'stage.' These stages were dark colored coaches drawn by four horses, and seating six -and nine passengers, and also having a ' boot' on the rear for baggage. Jackson, then called " Old Hickory," being a relay station for the stages, was larger than Creston. The only stage-driver yet living is John Willour, who resides not far from Creston. Another interesting sight was the tollgate. These were placed at regular intervals along the pike for the collection of toll which went toward the maintenance of the road. One of these gates stood near the C., C. Sz S. W. Traction Co.'s Y in South Creston until 1855, at which time the road, being no longer a paying investment, was donated to the State. When money was scarce hou ehold articles and trinkets were taken as toll, which was a shilling for a team, a sixpense for a single horse and cattle was charged by the score. About 1862-3 the N. Y. P. tk O.,-now the Erie rail- way-was built through Creston. Much grading was done by wheelbarrows as the land was almost impassible, the settlers having just begun the work of clearing and drain- ing the land. flu clearing, the underbrush was set aiire and the fire was communicated to the muck which burned down to the clay. Smoke filled our town the whole au- tumn until the snow extinguished the firel. The track sank not far west of the Erie street crossing. Thirty acres of timber was cut and thrown in, which consumed' two months time-working both day and night. From the time of the building of the Erie R. R. Creston began a steady growth and after the opening of the oil ,fields in Pennsyl- vania, was a noted grain center. In 1864-5 a few onions were grown, which industry has become the most extensive in Creston. , 8 , ' Perhaps you wonder how Creston got her name. Prev- ious to the completion of the Erie, " Sink Hole" was the popular appellation. Her first name, however, was Seville Station g the second, Pike Station, and the last, Creston. The former names were changed on account of similarly named towns in Ohio. Just after the first rail was laid on the W. dz L. E. R. R. in 1880, Capt. Bassetts, a clothier, named the town Creston. And here another interesting fact might be added. The construction of the W. dz L. E. R. R., the first locomotive, and the Hrst repair shops, all work, in fact, commenced here. Traces of the old W. dz L. E. Y may yet be seen north cf'the Handle Factory, on which site the shops were located but a little later were destroyed by fire. In 1888 the B. dz O. R. R. was built through Creston, and in 1903-4' the C. dz S. W. Traction Line. Much can be said in regard to the early buildings but space does, not permit us here to go into lengthy detail. Woodworking factories were plenty in Creston 3 there being a coffin factory and also furniture factory and cooper shop. But the scarcity of lumber has taken these away. Now we think we have a well organized town, having been indorporated in 1899. Warden B. Wheeler was the first Mayor. Creston has surely been growing since 1839, her population today numbering about 1200 and her tax- value S300,000. But only three of the original settlers remain-An- thony W. Wells, R. E. Kerr and N. M. Wells, Sr. Many thanks and especial acknowledgments are due the following persons with whose aid this history was made complete: ' C. A. Mellen, N. M. Wells, Sr., Anthony W. Wells, Warden B. Wheeler, Elmer St.John, J. L. Zaring, W. I. McGlenen, C. A. Tenney. E. H. MoD. AM .Y - 41- --J 1 T.. .ei ,, . Page 17 Wills of Class '09 I, Ralph Jordan, being a weak character and of ,a frail physique, do this 3rd day of June set forth my last will and testament and hereby annul all former arrangements and engagements. 1. I hereby bequeath one finely engraved and highly polished quarter sawed hickory desk, complete with seat, to Paul Heichel and Susie Cole. Each of the aforesaid to have an individual one-half interest. I 2. I bequeath my Latin Texts or such fragments as may remain in said desk at the time of Amy departure, to Regions of the Unknown, to such a one, if there be any, as may see Gt to follow said course. 3. I hereby grant to Ray Steiner the use of my Ger- man Texts as long as he .may be in the servitude of the Creston High School, and at the time of his departure or expulsion may dispose of the same by either of the elements -Fire or Water. 4. I hereby appoint the Honorable Janitor Jameson as executor of the above will. ' Signed, R. W. JORDAN. Witness, Shorty Miller, Per X. I ' I, the undersigned, thisday, being in sound mind and in possession of' all my faculties, in the presence of a wit- ness, bequeath: 1. My Geometry to Bertha Smith who is the great Geometrician of the Junior Class, for by the looks of Bertha's Geometry at the present time, she will need several more before she finishes the study. 2. 'My Cicero, to Scott Johnson, so that he will be sup- plied and will have 'one at home and one at school. 3. The rest of my books, tablets, pencils and compass to Carl Jordan. Carl is never supplied and my few articles may help him out. Signed and Sealed this 27th day of April, 1909. ' Signed, HELEN E. 'l'U'r'rLE. Witness, Ruby M. Allen, 1, Emma Troutman, do - hereby will and bequeath to the members of the Junior Class of the Creston High School those things which belonged to me as a Senior of said school. 1. To Clifton Houts, my old Cicero, to use in place of his if he should leave his on a counter in the store for a. day or two. 2. My Classics, Texts to that classical young man, Timothy Simmons. 3. sTo Earl Steiner, my Literature, or that part of said book that still remains between the covers, providing he learns the dates and births of every person in it. 4. To Oscar Fetzer all my other books and necessary articles, including my old tablet with three sheets of paper and also a pencil about three inches long. A ' 5. As for my German, I will take that along with me. 6. To any of the members of the Junior Class, I be- queath all my test and examination grades providing they do not iight over them. Signed and Sealed this 28th day of May, 1909. Erma Tnom-nan. I 1 J I, Mr. E. H. McDermott, of Creston High School, in the city of Creston, County of Wayne, State of Ohio, being ina delirious state and a remarkable memory, and consider- ing the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do here- by make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament. 1. I order and direct that my fellow schoolmates shall pay all debts incurred by myself only 3 and that they shall suffer all my due punishment in accordance with Sec. 2, L. 5976, forbidding the defacing of desks. 2. That after all aforesaid expenses shall have been paid, I give, devise, and bequeath my last fond remnant to wit: One German, for a good cause, to Mr. Hon. William E. Heichel, executioner. - And my remains are to be sent to the Laboratory of Anatomical Research with the hope of Ending the " Missing Link." Lastly, I appoint Mr. W. E. Heichel as Executor of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness thereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, 'the 42nd day of Septobemjune- sky, in the year of our Lord ten thousand, seven hundred and twenty-seven. No witness. E. H. MCDERMOTT. 1, Helen Cole, of the High School of Creston, County of Wayne, and State of Ohio, feeling weak in both mind and body as commencement draws near, and not wishing to have any unnecessary anxiety as to the disposition of my educational assets, do make this, my last will and testa- ment, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. i 1. I desire that all my just debts, rising from the said commencement be paid as soon as possible after my gradu- ation. 2. 1 give and bequeath to my schoolmate, Bertha Smith, of the Junior Class of 1909, all my German Text books and Geometry, which I think she will appreciate and make good use of in her coming Senior year. 3. I give and bequeath to Gladys Stuckey, my Alge- bra to aid her in solving life's problems. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of April in the year of our commence- ment, 1909. , HELEN Conn. I, Ruby Allen, of Creston High School, City of Creston, County of Wayne, State of Ohio, being very changeable in my notions, and considering how uncertain this life is, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. 1. I bequeath to the little Sophomore lassie, Miss Leaie Keeney, the right to take my place as Elocutionist in the school for the next two years, and hope that she will pass it on to some one else as deserving of it. 2. I bequeath all the rest of my earthly possessions to my schoolmates, and if there is not enough to go around, let them be divided. ' Lastly, I nominate and appoint Miss Maude A. Parme- lee the sole Executrix of this, my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and aliixed my Seal this 3rd day of June, 1909. ' . Signed, Run! M. Annan. S .5 gg-MA Y ,,,, . ,gg WW 4,W,,A,,,,,, ,M ,,,,, ,... 4.4 -. ....-..,.1-gg Page 18 Annual Board EDITORIALS E. H. MCDERMOTT, T0 Boom Creston Editor-in-Chief. RUBY M. ALLEN, Local Editor. HELEN E. COLE, Secretary. PAUL E. MATTESON, Business Manager. MILES H. BENJAMIN, Assistant Business Manager. To the Public The Creston High School Annual should be in every home in Creston. This work shows what can be done, when earnest efforts are devoted to it-not only for self, but for the good of the surrounding com- munity. We have profited, we think, by the mistakes of others, we have continued the custom estab- lished by the Class of '08g and, we' hope our Juniors will continue to follow in the same strain, which is a credit to all concerned. A perusal of the contents of this book will convey to the reader some idea of what we have been doing in our High School. The Class of 1909 has spared no time, labor, or expense in the production of this Annual. We wish YOU to take notice. This volume is a complete change-not only as regards size and shape, but as to contents also-from Vol- ume I. Volume II has been enlarged to 36 pages and changed to book' form-an improvement over its precedent. The cover page is original with the class of 1909 and speaks for itself. The whole interior has been, as it were, remod- eled, the ads. appearing in the backg and the advertising section surely speaks well for the business men of Creston. Another half-tone has been added. The Board of Education, so closely connected with the school, deserve a place among our pages. On the whole, do you not think it an eifort on our part? We think that we have well put to the test, our motto-" Impossible-Un-Amer- ican." Why not a Greater Creston? Time was when the territory on which the city of Cres- ton now stands was waste land 3 but it was soon cleared and we are now enjoying the privileges granted us on this spot. Every town and city in the State of Ohio is growing and bettering their existing conditions, and "how do they do it?" we ask. We say, " by modern improvements and the efforts of wide-awake citizens." In this day and age, marked improvements are going on all about us, but if we are not up to the "call of the times" we derive no benefit and " lose out." You often hear, in regard to improvements, the follow- ing: "Oh, it is too much expense. I haven't money to burn." But is not such an expenditure all - for your good, as well as the surrounding community? It places you on the list of enterprising citizens and you are esteemed by your neighbors and friends. Then, why not do something worth while? Creston, while it has grown wonderfully in the last 25 years, has had nothing, comparatively speaking, to stim- ulate its growth, Now, it behooves Us to encourage the growth of this little city. How shall we do it? Just a xnornent. New, modern improvements are marks of prosperity. The pavement, on one street only, has helped wonderfully toward bettering and improving this city, and at the same time, increasing the value of property. Recently, much more attention has been paid to the beautifying of Creston. And have we not received bounteous returns for the expenditure? But why do we stop? Creston has a bright future. With her three railways, shipping facilities are beyond comparison 5 and with new manufactures, population must increase. Listen! We refuse a grant to a power and light com- pany. Nothing attracts and presents an up-to-date appear- ance, as does a good lighting system. And, why do we not encourage new manufactures? They are a credit to any city, and a growth of population is sure. And we even refuse a competing telephone company a franchise, when it is readily seen that conditions would be bettered. Why? Simply because we are afraid to undertake the risk, or open our pocketbooks. Instead of refusing, shelter them and give them a chance. ,Make Creston attractive and beautiful. We have reason to be proud of Creston, and it should have, to-day, 2000 inhabitants. ' But, let us change our ideas, and We will see a change. Let 2000 be the cry. ll2000.l7 ' i L I ..- - Page 19 Suggestions. The Class of '09 suggests: 1 That all examinations be withheld from now on until 1925. That the school board shall provide for a Week's vacation every 20 days. That the fire alarm be sounded every day in the Week, or at any other time that the janitor shall see fit. i That the Principal's Favorite Class be given a card of thanks for its punctuality and obedience. That theJuniors make "their points " clearer to the Principal. 1 That the Sophomores be refreshed by breakfast after Wm's. first call to get awake. That Kirschner take less cold air treatment or run a cultivator through his voice. That since Kirschner feels like a " fiech," to go take a swim. Prayer of the Sophies. Dear Seniors, to whom we look, hallowed be thy name, thy victory won, thy instructions filled, we kindly ask you for your aid. Give us this day a little more courage, and forgive us our sins and we'll forgive yours, too. But lead us not into a scrap, but deliver us from all that, for thine is all glory and power and hunky-dory. Forever, THE Sorx-Is. To Juniors. Yespthe Seniors are your shepherds, you cannot doubt itg they make you to go where'er they will, they restore your courage 5 they lead you in their path for their namesake. Yea, though you get into all kinds of scraps and fights, you should fear no harm, for our Principal shall stand by you, her bluffs and her tongue shall comfort youg you should be prepared for a scrap while in the presence of your enemiesg you should anoint your head with blood, while in fear they run awayg surely vict'ry and success shall follow you through all the days of your school-life, and you shall be deserving the degree of SENIOR forever. Aman. -m...A........ mn..- , mn.- ,,,, ,H 4, -...aj Page 20 Wit and Humor. "Laugh and the world laughs with you: weep and you weep alone." Mr. H. fto wise Juniorsj " Don't be so slow, you folks!" Miss P. Qin Cicero classy " Where is your verb, Clifton?" Clifton "Oh, it is coming." Mr. H. Cto Sophsl " This is a 'poky' class." Mr. K. " Let me see: Daisy, what's your name?" Daisy Why, Pm Hazel's sister. Miss P. Qto English Literature classy "Class, when did Carlyle die?" Class "1881." Miss P. " Yes, that's right-it's getting up in our time." QClass laughs.1 Miss P. l l ? etc. Our ages are secrets. Q Another revised edition of Watson's Spelling Book is to be published soon by Hon. Ray Burkholder. Although he has not wholly adopted the T. R. code, it is, in pronouncia- tion only, a departure from this code. New words to date: Lesson I NEW onn a-gin again his favorite word substracting extracting his 'special' in Algebra a-ginst against another one Mr. H. Qin Algebra on Monday morningl "Let's get awake, Paul, that's the first thing." Mr. K. " Do you catch on?" Favorite phrase. Helen T. lin Ciceroj "On account of the size of their an- cestors." Miss P. lto Frank throwing retiections with mirrorl "Frank,Ido wish you wouldn't think of such childish things." Mr. H. Kto Ray BJ "Ray, please come forwardf' Wonder if William is starting a reformation. Earl B. lin News reportl "the second army 'corpse' of Turkey." - D Miles B. Qwhile reading in English Literaturej "green lovers" for green leaves. Mr. H. "Don't clap your hands. Thats a relic of the H Dark Ages." Two Sophies have a new way of writing words, but it happens to be girls, this time-think of that: "Q,uanities"-for use in Algebra. The young Freshies were laughing, as usual, at 0. After all was quiet, Norris, the bright lad, laughed out quite loud, to the displeasure of Mr. K., for ,he firmly said, "O, Norris, let's have no more such cacklingfi - Gladys treading aloud in General Historyj "frygate.'i LClass laughsl. Mr. H. "Gladys must have been thinking of her breakfast ofqfried eggs." Miss P. Qto Ruby in Ciceroj "It's the little things that count. H A Senior's smart answer to the "leading question of dis- cussion in the Victorian Age" was Unebular hypocrisy." Mr. H. ito Ivan in Algebral "Keep your eyes on the signs." . Miss P. "Clifton, I would like to know how much time you put on your Latin, about that much BQ' 0." Mr. K. U Well, Gladys, I guess I ought to know you." Miles B. lin Historyj. " Philadelphia is on the Connecti- cut River." Miss P. Ltalking about the Sophsj. " Those people need SO much attention." Mr. H. lin Algebral " Can you explain the 41st problem, Mary ? " Mary. ' " Eh? " lClass lauglisl. Mr. H. " Never mind Mary, she just awoke from her Morning nap." Miss P. Qin Eng. Lit.j " Paul, don't get your dates mixed." . Ruby A. " Pittsburg is in Russia." Mr. K. Qin Geometryj " What is an a-poth'-em ?" Mr. H. "These problems are stingers." "A meridian runs through the center of the earthf ' -Soph- omore-of course. Miss P. Qin Eng. Lit.j " Edgar, when did Scott live?" E. H. "Time of Elizabeth." Jane Austin's noted work, " Sense and Sensibility," was renamed by ' Bird ' who, upon being asked the name of the book, readily responded, " Sense and N onsensef' Mr. H. Qin Algebral " Remember, diligent study will ac- complish great things." Mr. H. Qin General I-Iistoryl " Helen T., what was the Spanish Armada? " Q Helen. " It was a ship seven miles long audi" Mr. H. "Hold on, Helen. Class, do you believe that yarn?" I Ruby. " Whenever you want to find out anything, just ask the Sophiesf' Gladys. "Well, you can't find out anything of the Sophies. ' Ruby. "Why?" Gladys. "Because they don't know anything." And Gladys ought to know for she, herself, is a Soph. Poor Sophs-they cant help it. Miss " Miles, tell of the style of George Eliot." Miles. " It's metrical in style." Miss P. " Rather poetical. What does it mean, Miles?" Miles. "One that has meter." , Mr. H. Qto Frank, who was talking quite loudl " Look out, Frank, that's hard on your vocal organs." Charles, alittle Sophomore, one day asked of his neigh- ber: " How much is 6x7 ? " Miss P. " How rnuch Dickens have you read? " L Listen to this. It's from a bright Sophomore's pen: " The Solar System is what all time is 'reconed' from." Mr. H. " Wake up, Gladys, I tell you to get awake." Miss P. ito seniorsj " Don't wait to be told-to come to the class."-after some hesitancy. -l- -' Page 21 I Wit and Humor. "A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the best of men." " Babies" is 'run wonn. Miss P. applied the name to the Sophs and it is, indeed, fitting and proper. 'Twas thus: One day they were very annoying and after several futile attempts to quiet them, the principal dryly remarked: "Oh, well. the babies must play." Helen T. treading in American Historyy. "Seward was made Secretary of State and thereby put that impulsive statesman under bonds not to do anything to 'embrace' his future chief." Mr. H. " Here, Helen, we don't want any of that here." Ray S. fin Gen. His.y "William was fatally injured." Mr. H. " What does that mean 'I " Ray. " He never got over it." Mr. H. Qto Sophsy "One of the best things to do would be to get our eyes open before we come to class." Paul M. fin Eng. Lit.y " Keats was buried in the minis- ters cemetery, and went there for his health." Miss P. lin Germany " Ralph, come to lifel We will give you time to recover, you can't think now." Mr. H. lin Literaturey " In Shakespere's time they had no Yrs." Some things are sad indeed, but--as little Dudley Z. was gazing at a pretty classmate, it was very sad to him when he was reminded thus: " Turn around herel I guess you can keep your eyes oil' ol her for a little while." ' Miss P. " 1t's one thing to have a thing right, and to know it's right is another." Mr. H. " Boys, better get to work. We don't want some of you to rust." Miss P. ."People can't be popular unless there is some cause for it." Mr. H. Qto Soph boys entering class roomy " Faster, boys, faster, or I'll be up after you and help you in." Mr. H. Qin Eng. Lit.y "Helen, what is a monologue?" Helen C. "A dialogue with only one person talking." Mr. H. "Tomorrow we will have an 'old-fashioned love feast'-then look out." Mr. H. " Keep down to 'mother earth'-don't hold your head too high." Mr. H. Qin Grammar classy " Paul, what's the plural of brother-in-law?" ' Paul. " Brethren-in-law." ' Mr. H. Qin Civics classy "In what district do you live, Emma? And Helen, too." Helen C. " I don't know." .Bird and Miles lin unisony " 20th." Mr. H. " Why you do live in the same one, don't you, Miles?" Miles. "Blamed right, I do." Mr. H. " Edgar-The Missing Link." Mr. H. lin an address to the Sophs in particulary "Re- member, it's the height of ill manners to read somebody else's letters. You know what they say about 'eavedrop- pers'." ' Don't be too stiff. It don't pay. One day the fire-bell rang. As previously requested, all, but one-a girl-went down two x two. Mr. H's. view: " I tell you that person will have a tough time of it, if she goes through life, alone." Mr. H. lin Algebray " Melvin, you cau't tell me that you don't know where you got that X. You are dreaming." Mr. H. "--that 35 days. Why that is nearly a month." J UN IORS. Bertha-the lonely flower of the desert. Boys-too numerous to mention. Actually the slowest class that everientered High School. But we hope they will "come to life" and speak for them- selves next year. S SOPHOMORES. ' Gladys-the Secretary and leading lady of the bunch. Only 17 in number--but they will make their mark in the world, may be. ' FRESHMEN. A miscellaneous bunch. Have learned all about Latin in one year. But one good word of advice-" Keep down to mother-earth, don't hold your head too high." -W. E. Heichel. PROF. HEICHEL. Heap big man. Call 'Bill.' Like much fun. Tease much. He once boy. Still boy. Know boy much. -Chief Paleface. MISS PARMELEE. Ze lady know greatness. She speak all ze languages, very ease. -Count Dickustd. MR. KIRSCHNER. Biggy boy. Have a little clock. Make much noise with mouth . -Sammy Dommick. MISS ZEIGLER.. Prim 'frau. Have a foine voice.-Hans Weniehurst. MISS HOUTS. Tall lady. Walks far g good for her complexion. , -John Bull. MISS GRISWOLD. Newee teache. Alle right.-"Ching." MISS EWING. Pretty little miss. Accomplished lady. -Reddy Tcatchon. MISS TENNEY. Maid from Japan. Carries stick and makes much noise. J. C. Sho-Tingo. MR. JAMESON. Rings bell. Makes much hot. I bane want yob. -Yens Yensen. iifroe Y YY YA ....-n 7-1. ,..m...,,,,m,,-,,m4g ..l,. ml- , . ,,,7,A,,,,,,-k mph, ,MM Ad, , A M4434 , Page 22 RTTTT'X"1'T'l'TTT'!'TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT'1"X'TTTTTTTT A flag Page On the third Friday of the months of May and September Bczuemher to display our High School colors- Old Gold and Brown. F 'QQ' MM .I..I..L!..LJ.N L.. i y . i l 3...-.h...,,,,, , Page 23 Beatrice. "Oh, where am I, what shall I do? "--the faint pitiful, cry of a girl. Max Rudolph was standing on the docks, gazing stead- ily at his newly-equipped yacht which was being, made ready for his departure to the i lands along the coast of Maine, when suddenly he heard a cry, and turning, his gaze met that of a beautiful girl. "Could you please direct me to the Williams Hotel?" she asked. " Why certainly," said Max, " but if you care to wait a few minutes I shall be going that way and will accompany you." " Thank you." " Just wait a minute until I get a few papers out of my yacht, I must take them to my attorney. 'You may aswell step aboard and rest yourself while I .search for them," he added, and with this they both went aboard. " Excuse me a few minutes," he .said, and departed. She at once began to view the magnificent interior and was quite absorbed with the handsome carvings, when she be- gan to realize that nearly two hours had passed, and step- ping to the window-lHorrors.l the yacht was in motion. Beatrice Wherry, the daughter -of a wealthy manufac- turer of Patterson, N. J., had come to New York with her brother Clarence, where they were spending a few days of sight-seeing before departing for Ellsworth, the summer cottage of Mr. Wherry's business partner, John Barrington, and which was situated along the coast of Maine. And while Clarence was busy preparing for their departure, Be- atrice wandered away from the hotel and 'twas then she met Max Rudolph. But while Beatrice was examining the interior, the tricky Max had started the boat which was now far from shore. Max Rudolph was a man of nearly 27 years and was very commanding in appearance, eloquent in speech, but ofa very deceitful character. His greed had always been for money, which he secured under false pretencesg and at this time he was preparing for a cruise to the summer re- sorts of the wealthy in Southern Maine, where he hoped to fleece ready money from their sons of fortune, when this beautiful girl came under his paw. " I can use her most advantageously," he thought. "Even if a poor girl, she could serve me in many ways, but if a rich girl, luck will surely be in my favor, for I could hold her for ransom." But in the meanwhile Beatrice upon discovering the motion of the yacht, at once began to seek Max for an ex- planation. But to her disdain all doors were locked. She began to call but her cries seemed to be drowned by the noise of machinery. At last she sat down in despair, won- dering what Clarence would think of her not returning to the hotel. But when Clarence, upon questioning the clerk, had learned that she had not returned since her departure in the morning, he became greatly alarmed and set out in search of her. He had almost given up all hope, when in- quiring of a boatman on the docks, he learned that a girl answering her description had boarded a yacht. " That little Dewdrop has been gone for two hours," spoke up an old skipper, "and she was certainly a dandy at cutting the waves, too-" " The Dewdropl " exclaimed Clarence. " Why, that is Rudo1ph's boat. 'What direction didthey take? " " She was headed north by east," said another. "Can any of you inform me as to Where I can secure a fast launch? " he asked. " Don't know of a one," said the skipper, but there's a coast steamer leaves here within an hour that will get you into Portland at 6:30 a. m." Clarence decided that if his sister was aboard the Dew- drop that she would certainly be headed for northern wa- ters, as he remembered distinctly that Max had said, hav- ing just been expelled from college, that he intended to go north into Maine in the summer. Clarence at once decided to go on this boat as it would not put him out of the way any, for he was to meet George Barrington at Portland. George was the son of Clarences fathers business part- ner, and these two were close college chums. Clarence spent the night- in anxiety for the safety of his sister, for if she was in Rudolph's hands he ,didn't know what would become of her, because he was such a villian. On his arrival at Portland, he found George waiting at the docks, for he had received Clarence's C. D. Q. just a little while before. Clarence explained his early arrival and told George his sister's plight. They at once Went aboard Georgeis boat, The Rainbow, which he made ready for the immediate search of the Dewdrop. All day they plied the coast of Maine with no success. They stopped at every summer resort and hailed all passing vessels, but no one could give them information concerning any boat resemb- ling the Dewdrop. Toward evening they sighted a small island, to which they immediately steered. Upon coming closer, a boat was seen leaving the island. George steered toward this boat with the hope of gaining some information concerning the Dewdrop. Upon nearing, George signaled to it, but instead of receiving a reply, the boat sped swiftly away, but not before the boys had recognized the boat as the Dewdrop. They gave chase at once without apparently gaining an inch. As both were swift boats, Max was quite able to hold his own, and fearing that they would lose him in the growing darkness, the boys put 011 more speed with the hope of overtaking him, but nearing the Massachusetts coast they ran into a dense fog, so thick that even the searchlights were of little value, and they soon lost sight of the Dewdrop. Beatrice was aroused from her deep thought by the ap- pearance of this deceitful Max. She at once demanded an explanation for this outrageous deed, and what his inten- tions were, and where they were going. She told him that he must take her back to New York where her brother, Clarence, would be waiting for her. At this Max smiled and asked her name. " Beatrice Wherry," she replied. "Wherryl Why so much the better, and you're the sister of Clarence, who was implicated in my expulsion from college. You're a good girl to give me this chance to even up with Clarence." Beatrice protested that she mumbe taken back to New York at once. But Max left the room without replying. Beatrice began to sob in despair. She did not know what he would do with her. A steward entered, but she refused to eat. She was shown to her room, but she could not sleep. She could entertain no hopes of escape, or rescue, for Clarence did not even know where she had Went. But X Page 24 finally, exhausted, she fell asleep and did not awake until late in the morning. She was refreshed by partaking of break- fast for she had not eaten anything since being aboard. She no longer saw Max, but reading matter was brought to her which she somewhat enjoyed. Late in the afternoon, din- ner was brought to her, during which time she was ignorant of Clarence's attempt at rescue. Max toward evening had put in at this island for fresh water, when upon the approach of the Rainbow, he was forced to leave hoping that his identity would not be dis- covered. But he was surely recognized as the Rainbow gave chase. In the hope of losing his pursuers he put on full speed and steered southward, and much to his pleasure his boat held its own until dark. When he encountered the fog, much to his luck, he was able to evade his pursuers He was just complimenting himself on his wise judgment and was again heading north when his boat struck some- thing, and seemed to be badly damaged. He was able to make out the dim outline of a rocky coast of an island from which he attempted to free his boat. He succeeded in re- leasing the boat and again headed north. But he soon found that his boat was leaking badly. All efforts with the pumps seemed helpless. He at last displayed the danger signal which was seen by the Rainbow, who at once went to the rescue of the helpless Dewdrop. Max discovering this boat to be that of his pursuers left the ill-fated Dewdrcp, and set out in the only boat. George succeeded in rescuing Beatrice and the crew. They proceeding at once to Ells- worth, where Beatrice made sport of her being kidnapped and how George rescued her. Max was never afterward heard of. ' Mister Dooley says: " Whiniver annybody offers to give ye somethin' f'r nawthin', or somethin' f'r less thin it's worth or more f'r somethin' thin it's Worth, don't take any chances-yell f'r a polismanf' I .-....-A.-l .. .-,. ...A x,,..s.,......m.m...g-...-,, -A W ,nn ,,,, -4, , W W A V Peggy, 1 l P -L, - -f -- vc 6-K- Corps of Instructors and Teachers of the Creston Public Schools Adelle Tenney Maude Parmelee H. J. Klrschner Florence Ewing Sylvia Griswold Principal Rosa Houts W. E. Heichel, Superintendent Edna Zeigler Board of Education. F. M. Sulliger T. S. Zuver W. R. McDermott, President Dr. J. W. Irvin W. K. Bechtel, Clerk V -cv ..-.W v .Ls-. JORDAN BROS. GROWVERS SHIPPERS GOL DE N CELE RY ONIONS LETTQUCE .,,,,-,,,,,.., PERIODICALS In no t Q Q J. G. MATTESON, R 5 PHARMACIST STATIONERY all THE PIERCE STORE DRXZ GOODS, NOTIONS AND MEN'S It IORR FURNISHINGS. I We are the leaders in the newest Our Motto: Quality, large assort- and Iivest things. ments, and correct styles. Agency for The Ladies' Home Journal Patterns. q R. E. PIERCE, PROP. E SLACIQ COOPER AGE CRESTON HOOP CO. H0 OPS MANUFACTURERS AND STAVDS DEALERS SLACK COOI'ERAGE x S. Nl. WHITE 6: SUN, Grain, Seeds, Feed of all kinds, Lime, Cement gs Tile and Fertilizer A4 C ll t th Creston Elevator for flour. We have what you want and th p i I ight NOAH SCHLEGEL, ,Awesome Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats, Sausages, etc. Bologna a Specialty. 5 The entire work on this A 1 d t u . nnua was onea. Q The Creston Journal Office E and speaks for itself. Q E E 5 3 E 3 A fine line of Stationery, School Supplies, Post . Cards, Cigars and Tobacco. , STEBBINS BANKING CO. CRESTON, OHIO Q. L on HHH SCHLEGEL se SIGLER HHH S LEADING BARBERS Q Q C. L. MATTESON, Dealer in Lumber, Shingles, Sash Doors, Blinds, Posts, and Paroid Roofing. S ille Cre t D. W. HEMMING 8: SON, Dealers in Coal, Tile, Sewer Pipe Building Blocks, Lime Cement and Farming Implements RTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT2 JESSE BROOIVIALI., 3 First-Class Barbering 3 MU1Ml Anna ll. Hustetler, Paper:Hanger Wall Paper, TYLER se CARSON, STAPLE AND FANCX' GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABI.ES. THE FULL VALUE cirzocrarzv Staple and Faney Ereeeries, Fruits and Vegetables. smoup se srzrncrvmw. Go ICO...-,4Isfa I The Palace lireeery for Fancy Groceries, Fruits and Vegetables. HOTEL CRESTON Q European Plan J We also make e Bread, Rolls, Cakes and Pastries fit for a king. F To our lce Cream Parlor 0' G' RANK5 for the best. , J. G. Er.Lro'rT, , H. A. T E, Notary Public Undertaker and Furniture Dealer Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Special Representative for the Ohio State Life Insurance Co., i Columbus, Ohio. Also Sick and Accident Insurance Live Stock Insurance. ...5 .51 . 4 f' , N 9 Z ' l fl f'- N . C Frank A. Rit 1 'Bn-as ETSSKHF 2-we 2-HE. ':3'5'.g'7g,S9 V g'3'3",?,Bf0 B YU f 1-91477.00 fb H . 'J' Q.:-1 "hm gEZ,"l'c-if-"2 9,0 Q-rage, eg , Q 532 Sw -4 .mga HU 'fb 22,0 0 H- ii 5 Rub' I-1"m The new HOWARD extra-thin is watch guaranteed to keep time- the HOWARD kind of time. The Hownn is the only mt-h sold at an lLl0lUflI,f3Qd5fiCl'-ff0Il'l 535.00 to 8150.00- printed price ti et attached at the factory. thgwlxeu you buy 1 Hownn you pr some- W are diutributon for this distinctive watch. the first thin-model American W GENSEMER BROS. Leaders of.Fashions :: and Low Prices :: -in Y. l I I ll , i Simms-Jeffries Chocolates, A. L. OBER, CI'e3,1'I1S and Bitte1'SWeetS, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Also "Want More" Salted Peanuts Team and Buggy Harness. V for sale at ' Whips, Collars, D. A. KRETSER'S Robes, etc. l a AIICADE HOTEL LUNCH ROOM 0,,,,0s,,,, mmm ,mm Cigars, Tobacco, Pool. LEE RPIBNIAN. PROP. W' L' EWING I G i o to D. A. KRETSER'S JoHN GETZ, fo, you, The Cl'6StOl'l THHOI' CHOICE CANDIES Gent's garments made to order, cleaned, Also a fun line of 5 d d tl ' d. ' Q , Presse an mea Y fepalre CIGARS AND soFT DRINKS l i". . - ,YYY 744 , A , lime .....-...-. -.- BERT CARTER Hard Wood Lumber and Logs. Broom, Shovel and Hammer Handles. E S Carter BertC E S CARTER 8: SON Horseshoelng and General Blacksmithing Make a specialty of all diseases of the Horse s Foot J. W. IRVIN, M. D. Office Hours, 1 to 8 P. M. d Oflice, outh Arcade. W. J. ORR, Veterinary Surgeon and manufacturer of Condition Powders The season of 1909 finds the most complete and best stock of Hardware, Cutlery, Stoves and Ranges, Gasoline Stoves, Lawn Mowers, Linoleum, Paints, Oils, etc., ever displayed in Creston, r at the , Popular Hardware Store of N. M. Wells 8: Son, Manufacturers of Contractors and Builders Dont Forget McDOWELL, The Photographer At Seville every day. T T Practical Painter U Q Tha.t's what I am, and if you once let me do a job for you, p X you will soon find it out without the use of a. telescope. , , , My work is A-1 and speak for it-self. Give me a chance t and a Speclaltyn figure 011 ygur next, Cgntract, J. H. GROW The Buckeye Concrete Co. Manufacturers of all kinds of ,Building Stone, Porch Steps and Piers, Chimney Blocks, Sidewalk Stones, Burial Vaults, Hitching and Fence Posts, Water Troughs, Cemetery Lot Markers. Special work made to order. KEENEY 6: BECHTELL, Contract Painters Inside Decorators Graining a Specialty 'Qs' All ads appearing in this publication, with an exception, have been the result of our efforts, among the business and professional men of CRESTON, whose iinancial aid has been invaluable in the publishing of this Annual. A hearty vote of thanks to you. 1 THE EDITOR. l -t -15651: s if " H' "" " 'www At the Creston Hardware Store You will find as good a quality of goods as you can find in any up-to-date hardware store in the country. We try our best to please you and try to keep what the people want. If anything bought at our store is not satisfactory, we will gladly ex- change or refund your money. We are headquarters for Sherwin-Williams Paints, and Oils, Oliver Plows, Washing Ma- chines, Sporting Goods, Stoves and Ranges, Lin- oleum, Curtain Stretchers, Keen Kutter Carpen- ter Tools, Pocket Knives, Silverware, Wire Fenc- ing, Pumps and many other goods at prices that will please you. Let us figure with you on your builders hard- ware, and we will save you money. Yours for good goods and low prices. Creston Hardware Co. Creston Volunteer Fire Company W. F. Steele, Chief W. J. Orr, Foreman C. Schlegel, Asst. Foreman C. O. Woodward, Secretary Joseph Bower, Treasurer T. S. Eaton, Fire Police F. D. 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