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The Kewanite






To John Baxter Cleveland, principal of the

Kewanee High School, thisBook

is Respectfully dedicated.


Arthur Holt, Business Manager.

Grace McClure, Editor-in-chief.

Ruth Gamble Robert Szold

Sara Rounseville Max Lowe.

Ri-api, ki-api, hi, ho hum,

Boomalacka, boomalacka, bum, bum, bum!

Ipzitihiki, we're all right,

1905 Kewanite.

The Old High School Building.


Alexander McLean, President.

H. W. Trask Samuel Bradbury

F. M. Lay E. D. Cable

P. A. Waller C. E. Sturtz.

The New High School Building.

"Hail Bright Abode."

Superintendent J. N. Adee was graduated from the Philoso-

phical Course at Northwestern University in 1891. He won the

Political Economy prize, based on his class record and a thesis on

the subject: "Our Modern Industrial System." He was Principal

of schools at Wheeling, Illinois, from 1891 to 1895; and at Sum-

mit, Illinois, 1895-1898. In 189S he accepted the position of Su-

perintendent at Sycamore, Illinois, which position he held until

coming to Kewanee in 1904.



Principal, John B. Cleveland.

Graduated from State High

School at Normal, 1902, and completed

a course at the State Normal

School in the same year. Attended

Leland Stanford, Jr., University,

1892-93. Attended Knox College.

1896-97. Principal Sheffield High

School, 1897-T 902. Principal of

Kewanee High School, 1903-05.

Miss Anna Beadle.

Was graduated from Kewanee

High School, 1882. Studied at

University of Chicago, making a

specialty of German and History

which she now teaches here.

Miss Minnie B. Trask.

Attended Penn College, Iowa,

and in 1899 was graduated from

Iowa State Normal School.

Taught some time in Oskaloosa,

Iowa, before taking the position in

the Kewanee High School of Instructor

in Mathematics.

Miss Pauline A. King.

Graduated from Gitting's Seminary,

at La Harpe, 1895. Entered

Knox College, 1897, graduated in

1900 with degree of B. A. Taught

at Princeville High School for one

year before accepting the position

of instructor in Elocution and English

at Kewanee, in 1901.


A. H. Gilmer.

Graduated from Mendota High

School, 1896, and from Lockport,

1897. Graduated from Knox College,

1900, with degree of B. S.

Taught in Sheffield High School,

1901. Instructor in English and

Coach for Athletics at Kewanee

High School, 1902-05.

Earnest A. Miner.

Was graduated from Toulon

Academy, 1891, and from Knox,

1894, winning first honors and the

degree of B. A. Spent one year at

University of Chicago and received

degree of A. M. at Knox in recognition

of this work. Taught Latin

in Springfield High School, 1899-

1902. Latin Instructor at Kewanee

High School, 1902-05.

Miss Alice Crosby.

Graduated from Bangor, Maine,

High School, then taught there for

a time. Completed one year at

State Normal School, Illinois, and

then taught in the High School at

Normal until called to Kewanee to

take charge of the seventh grade.

Resigned after four years to complete

Normal course. Graduate:!

from Illinois State Normal at De-

Kalb in 1901. Spent one year at

University of Chicago and is still

studying for the degree of Ph. B.

Ernest W. Sundell.

Was graduated from Kankake~

High School, 1900, and from University

of Chicago, 1904, with degree

of B. S. Instructor in Science

in Kewanee High School.


Miss Marie Louise Vimont.

Attended Des Moines High

School. Graduated from Northwestern

University, 1901. Did post

graduate work in biology at Columbia

University Assistant in Zoology

at North western, 1903. Instructor

in Physiology and Zoology at Kewanee.

Miss Nora Montgomery.

Attended Penn College, Iowa.

Spent three years at Art Institute

in Chicago, graduating in 1903.

Now holds position 01 teacher in

Mechanical and Free Hand Drawing

at Kewanee High School.

H. G. Strayer.

Attended University of Nebraska,

making a specialty of History,

Sociology and English, and graduating

in 1903. Principal of

schools part of following year.

Completed course at Lincoln Busiess

College, 1904. Teacher of Commercial

course at Kewanee High


Miss Jennie Bethany White.

Graduated from Princeton High

School in 1901 and from Northwestern

University, 1^04. Instructor

in U. S. History, Civics,

and Algebra in Kewanee High


Miss Hulda Stenwall.

Was graduated from Kewanee

High School, 1896. Taught several

years in Public School, fifth

and seventh grades. Entered Oberlin

Conservatory, 1902. During

two years there specialized in voice

work and completed the Normal

Course in Public School Music.



Mr. Cleveland, The Outlook.

Miss Trask, Everybody's.

Miss Beadle, Review of Reviews.

Mr. Gilmer, The Booklover.

Miss Crosby, Physical Culture.

Miss White, The Youth's Companion.

Mr. Sundell, The Scientific American.

Miss Vimont, Life.

Mr. Strayer, The American Boy.

Miss King, The Smart Set.

Mr. Miner, The Woman's Home Companion.

Miss Montgomery, The Designer.

Miss Stenwall, The Etude.

Ye Phaculty Familie.


John, Jr.,





Ernest, II,









CLASS OF 1905.


President, Walter Hyer.

Vice President, Arthur Holt.

Secretary-Treasurer, Bessie Sweet.


"Non Quantum, sed Quo Modo.


Royal purple and white.


Ellen Atkinson.

Class of '05.

"There's little melancholy in her."

Shines in mathematics.

Mary Ann strong.

"She's modest as ony,

And blithe as she's bonny,

For guileless symplicity

Marks her its ain."

Came to Kewanee to get an education;

got a gcod one; Is going to keep it.

Harry Bauer.

"And now I am 'happy' all the


In Oratorical Contest, 1905.

Ralph Brace.

"Tom Sawyer in face,

Of innocence a case."

Mabel Bunton.

"A perfect woman, nobly planned

To warn, to comfort, to command."

Member of Glee Club, 1904.

Florence Decker.

"The glass of fashion and the

mould of form."

Wttn first prize in Annual Art Contest,

1904. President of Junior Class,

1904. Member Glee Club, 1903-1904

and of the Junior Art Club. Manager

of Girls' Basket Ball squad, 1905. In

Oratorical Contest, 1905.

Eva Dahlen.

"Her hair is bright as golden light

Her eyes are azure blue.' '

A good dancer and popular.


Mary Dickinson.

"Full many a flower is born to

blush unseen."

Member of Basket Ball squad, 1904-


Clara Grell.

"For well she kept her genial


And simple faith of maidenhood."

Ruth Gamble.

"Of me you may write in the blackest

of ink;

I say what I mean, and I know

what I think."

Vice-president of Adelphic Society,

1902. Won second place in Preliminary

Declamation Contest and fourth at Knox

meet, 1903. Member of basket ball ten'Ti

and Junior Art Club, 1904. Member of

Glee Club, 1904-1905. On the "Kewanite"


Anna Graham.

"Virtues has she many more

Than I, with pen, have skill to


Claude Heaps.

"He would not assert, in a preemptory


The nose upon his face, his own."

Anna Homulky.

"Black were her eyes, as the berry

that grows on the thorn by the


Arthur Holt.

"Venit, vidit, vicit."

Member of track team for four years,

captain, 1904. Star member of foot ball

team. 1902-03-04. President Athletic

Association, 1905. Vice-President of

Senior class, Business Manager of "Ke


Hazel Johnson.

"There's many a black eye they say,

But none so black as mine."

Vice-President of Athenian Society,

1905. Won third place in Oratorical

Contest, 1905.

Elsie Johnson.

''Thy bright smile haunts me still."

Hilma Johnson.

"There's the sunshine of her country

in her face, and manner, too."

Katharine Kreidler.

"Kate, she's good and true,

And strives with all her might,

Her duty faithfully to do."

Winner in debate on Adelphic program.

Robert Lees.

"Mischief's done with such a winning

Archness, that we prize each sinning."

Star member of foot ball team, 1902-

03-04. Captain in 1904.

Max Lowe.

"He was a gallant youth, and his

face, like the face of the morning,

Gladdened the earth with its light,

and ripened ^thought into action."

President of Athletic Association,

1904. Member of track team, 1904-

1905. Manager of foot ball team, 1904.

In Oratorical Contest, 1905. Sang bass

in High School choir. "Kewanite" board

Freda Lindburg.

"Her hair is not more stumy than

her heart,"

Walter Hyer.

''Some are born great, some achieve

greatness and some have greatness

thrust upon them."

Star member of foot ball team, 1903-

1904. Vice-President of Athenian Society,

1904. President of Senior Class.

John Lewis.

"His limbs were cast in manly


For sturdy sports and contests


For three years a member of the track

and foot ball teams.

Hebe Leeden.

''With hair like sunshine, and heart

oi gold.'.'

Member of Glee Club, 1904. Played

guard at basket ball, 1904-1905.

Clifford Martin.

"The man o' independent mind

Is king o' men for a' that."

Captain of foot ball team, 1903. Member

of foot ball team for four years.

Sergeant-at-Arms for Athenian Society,


Will Meikle.

"His honesty rewards him in itself."

"The silent end."

Star member of foot ball team ,1903-


Grace McClure.

"For she was just the quiet kind,

Whose natures never vary,

Like streams which keep a summer


Snow hid in Jenooary."

Secretary-Treasurer of Athenian Society,

1904. Vice-President of Junior

Class, 1904. Editor-in-chief of the "Kewanite."

Sylvia McConnell.

"Her voice was ever soft, gentle,

and low."


Anna Mansell.

"She's a pleasure, a treasure,

A joy without measure."

Ray Murchison.

"Strive not with a man without


Secretary-Treasurer of Junior Class,

1904. Entered in Oratorical Contest,

1905. A baritone member of choir,


Frank Neville.

"A simple, guileless, child-like


A mighty hunter.

Margaret Milligan.

"Little—but, O my!"

Member of Glee Club, 1904. Chairman

of committee to choose the name

for the 1905 Annual. Star basket ball

player, 1904-1905.

Bessie Nelson.

"A nature passionate and bold,

Strong, self-concentered, spurning


A basket ball star of 1904-1905.

Charity Potter.

And more, much more than in my

verse can sit,

Your own glass shows you, when

you look in it."

An accomplished pianist.

Flora Terry.

"One vast, substantial smile."

Came hither on a Kansas cyclone.


Bernice Petitt.

"Down in a green and shady vale,

A modest violet grew."

Hugh Price.

"Hesperian curls, the head of Jove. '

A fellow most musical.

J Belle Rowley.

"Impulsive, earnest, prompt to act,

And make her generous thought a

fact." ,

A basket ball girl in 1904-1905.

Sadie Rounseville.

"And there's pansies, that's foi


Vice-President of Adelphic Society,

1903 ;Secretary-treasurer, 1904; President,

1905. A member of Junior Art

Club, 1904. For four years in the Glee

Club. Soprano in the High Schoo 1

choir, 1905. On the "Kewanite" board.

Fred Rule.

"Much may be made of a Scotchman

if caught young."

Member of track team, 1904-1905.

Lenora See.

"An arch coquette is the bright brunette,

Merry, and blythe, and gay."

Harry Sweet.

"Harry is merry, active, and gay.

Ready for fun in a boy's own way;

Fair of face and bright of mind,

Quick of temper, yet gently kind."

For three years a member of the track

team. Star foot ball player, 1902-03-04.

Won first prize in Annual Literary Contest,


Grace Shilton.

"Just a vision of Grace,

And a sweet disposition

That shone in her face."

A basket ball girl, 1904-1905.

Eda Stuebinger.

"I'm an off ox at bein' druv."

Member of basket ball squad, 1904-


Besse Sweet.

"So fair, that had you Beauty's picture


It must like her, or not like Beauty


Vice-President of Adelphic Society

and member of basket ball squad, 1904.

Secretary-Treasurer of Senior Class.

Robert Szold.

"And still they gazed, and still the

wonder grew

That one small head could carry ah

he knew."

Vice-President of Athenian Society,

1904; President, 1905. Secretary-Treasurer

of Athletic Association, 1905. Won

second place in 1905 Oratorical Contest.

A member of "Kewanite" board.

Anna Smith.

"In for fun and gets in it."

Her music charms the savage breast

and sets our feet a-going.

Iola Vinson.

"Her modest looks a cottage might


Member of basket ball squad, 1904.

Florence Weaver.

"Last, but by no means least."

Played basket ball, 1904.




We were once just naughty D's

As green as we could be,

And every one in school or out

Was sure us D's to see.

At last we went to school one day

And disobeyed each rule.

It made the others laugh and play

To see us D's at school.

The teachers we did often shock

We were, indeed, so bad.

Of all the pupils, this dull flock

Was much the worst they'd had.

"And what can make the D's so green ?"

The other classes cried.

"Because we're fresh, that's eas'ly seen."

This stupid class replied.


When D's we could no longer be

We found another class,

And this you know was called the "C,"

O'er it we'll briefly pass.

For here we did but little more

Of what we knew we should,

Than we had ever done before,

And we were dubbed "no good."

Yet to athletic sports we lent

Some boys both brave and strong.

On winning all were they intent.

(They won it all ere long.)

One of our girls at a contest spoke

Got only second place.

The others thought it quite a joke

We C's to meet disgrace.

Of course we should have won the first

For she was still so young.

Her mind was fresh, and she was versed

In usage of her tongue.

So we, as C's, tried everything

From Latin down to Dutch.

Some spoke, some played and some could sing,

Yet all was nothing much.


And we were Juniors now ere long,

The third class of the four.

And still this merry, motley throng

Was stupid as before.

Now some in farces parts did say,

But we should have done more still.


They should have had a Junior play.

(Perhaps these Juniors will.)

And in the Annual contest then,

Our Junior artists won

Two prizes given for their skill with pen

And careful work well done.

But yet they did not win them all

And there was one left o'er,

So 'tis not right for us to call

Them winners any more.

We had a fine reception once,

Which all pronounced "just right."

But we have wished for months and months

We'd had a "Junior night."


But that is past, forgotten too,

We're Seniors now at last,

And if they say we're slow, 'tis true,

But better that than fast.

To this year's football team we gave

Some seven boys or more,

But should have had a few more brave,

And giv'n the other four.

The oratorical contest

Some time in March occurred,

And here six Seniors tried their best

To make their voices heard.

And yet in spite of all they tried,

They failed to win first place.

A heavy blow to- Senior pride,

This last and worst disgrace.

Ah, yes! this class has always been

Quite slow and stupid too.

All honor we have failed to win

In all we tried to do.

"The boys of Nineteen Five will pass"

We heard one teacher say,

"But for the girls, the Junior class

Can beat them any day."

But now we are about to go,

And leave this school for aye.

Soon we will leave the Senior row

And go far, far away.

And, as we look back o'er our life,

We're sad, regretful too,

And so resolve in future strife,

To try to better do.

But first we'll make just one request,

(The last request) of you,

Remember that w


The calamity was awful. The confusion was terrible. Indeed

such a turn of affairs had never entered the minds of the

students. But what of it? No one would suffer but the poor

little Juniors, The cause of it all was that the class of Naught

Five had passed into utter oblivion, leaving no sign of a last will

and testament. Now this might have been over-looked, had no*

the Naughty Six class greedily claimed one and all of the Senior

privileges, and the faculty had not risen up in arms, with all manner

of objections.

Finally it was suggested by some one that possibly the will

existed but had been hidden. Then began the great and eagei

search. The faculty, dignified as ever, tried to maintain innocent

countenances while doing their best to discover the will first. The

'()6's lurking in every unlocked for place, were covered with dust

and cobwebs, while in the background stood the little r "Soph.-;"

and "Freshies" eagerly looking on with awe and amazement.

Notwithstanding the diligence of those seeking, all searches were

fruitless, until one fair Miss looked in an unheard of, unthought

of, undreamed of, and unimaginable place, and found a long, official,

purple and white envelope, bearing this inscription: "Last

Will and Testament of the Class of Naught Five of the High

School, Kewanee, Illinois, U. S. A."

No sooner was it found than the greedy Juniors, supposing

they were sole heirs, raised a clamor over the discussion as to

who should open it. Just then up stepped a professor, who quiet

ly informed the eager children that the missive must be opened

officially in the presence of the other ''ones" and possibly in the

dark hall leading to the laboratory. However, another predominant

spirit ruled, and it was opened in the "Principal's office."

With many flourishes and dashes was written the will, which

appeared to have been commenced and completed previous to the

Jr.—Sr. Reception. Prof. "Grover," who is such an expressive

reader, volunteered to act as interpreter and read as follows:

"We, the Class of 1905, do, this first day of April

compile our will, distributing our remains in what is, in our

minds a most just and upright manner. To the class of Naughry

Six we do bequeath; Firstly, all the money in our treasury (we

understand they are troubled financially) ; Secondly, our row oi

seats, which we have so proudly occupied, especially the back

ones, that served us so well against the penetrating eyes of the

supervisors; Thirdly, all of our cinches, which take form in our

writing lengthy manuscripts, and twelve hours of home study ;

Fourthly, all the special privileges due to the Seniors, but this on

the condition that these so called privileges shall not be taken ad

vantage of until each Junior is of an eligible age, this time to be

determined by the Sergeant-at-Arms; Fifthly, all the fragments

of knowledge, which we have left behind, if there be anything remaining

which we do not know; Sixthly, the right to have pictures

t^ken singly and put in the annual, thus avoiding the neces

sity of exchanging photographs, economical circumstances which

the Juniors will undoubtedly overcome; Seventhly, all forgotten

breakage fees, old fashioned apparatus and distilled water in tin.


chemical laboratory, do we give unconditionally to our inexperienced

successors: Last but not least, to the music loving Junior:

do we bequeath that "rattling good" piano, from which they may

evince many evidences of their much cherished talents.

".Ml the remaining things unmentioned, including frowns,

smiles, excuses, good or bad, statements, lost and unsigned, all

our experience, etc., etc., do we bequeath to the cause of ou •

joys and pains, sorrows and pleasures, commonly known to us a;:

the faculty.


The Class of 1905.

"Anything over which a dispute may arise is to be placed in

the glass cases in the observatory, which are not.

"Sworn and signed before us this first day of April, T905.







The Junior Class.



Freshmen, fresh as they could be,

Was our class of ii>

the friendship of your voices so that they may not fail you in

time of need.

Yet, we arc not hopeless. There is one thing- and only one

that can bring our voices to life again. It is not a genie or a magician

or any other possessor of magical powers, but it is a Junior

Class Meeting. In this meeting, the voices rise, no one knows

whence, and join in one mighty blast which causes the school

building to fairly rock on its foundations, and the timid Freshmen,

the studious Sophomores, and the dignified Seniors, TO

tremble in their boots. Then is the time when we boldly assert

our rights, and these meetings will ever be foremost in the history

of our class.

Owing to our brilliancy we have been granted the privilege

of doing double work this year in English, and so of course anticipate

sixty credits. Our experience with one- writer in particular

has been imprinted indelibly upon our memory. Each

morning, as we skip buoyantly up the stairs to the central landing,

a sudden shadow falls over us and a chill creeps into our hearts.

There in the southwest corner of the building glower the shades

of darkness, buried within which is Macaulay. Day after day

must we enter that darkness in search of him. Groping about in

the gloom, a sudden gleam from our beacon light reveals him to us

but a few paces away. Eagerly we plunge forward to grasp him,

only to see him vanish again with a demoniacal grin.

In mathematices we soar above the clouds and work our propositions

among the stars. Oh, come to us for experts in originals.

We can work them in our minds faster than we can write

them down on paper. Our reasoning powers, however, are taxed

to such an extent that our memories frequently fail when it comes

to such a simple thing as topic sentences. In common with all

other classes we thoroughly enjoy the tests, and their results have

often proved a credit to our instructors.

Under the able leadership of our Latin director, we have

traveled with Caesar on his campaign among the Gauls; seated

among the Roman senators we have listened to the orations of

Cicero against Catiline; we have seen the great Caesar dying at

the foot of Pempey's statue, pierced by the daggers of the conspirators.

As for our German, you would think to hear us talk that we

were natives of that land. We can spin German poetry by the

yard and perfectly enunciate its musical rhythm.

If it were not for us the High School honors would be verv

few. Only last spring the Meet at Galesburg was practically won

by one of our boys. This year, although Kewanee's conquering

foot ball team was led. by a Senior, it never would have won all

the glorious victories that it did had it not been for the five Juniors

whose Herculean strength made ah impregnable line upon

the field. Who are all those high jumpers who made up the basket

ball teams ? Why, they are Junior girls, of course.

Since entering High School, cur number has decreased

to nearly one-half its original size. Some have left from

necessity, a few from inclination, and others have answered th?

call of duty. But all are striving for the fulfillment of the spirit

of our colors, emblems, of peace and simplicity and of our motto,

"We will find a way or make one." Only one of our classmate*

has been promoted to a higher school. The light of her kindly

nature still remains with us, and, although we miss her, we

would not call her back from the perfect happiness which she has


And now, Seniors, the time has come when you must leave

the old Central School. Your history as a class, is completed.

We have yet another year, but we spend it within the walls of a

new High School. And yet, that year will pass altogether too

quickly for us. We will not say farewell, for we expect to welcome

you often as guests in our magnificent new building. But

we do wish you all happiness and success, and the full realization

of your aspirations. We have only one regret, and that is that

you will not be here next year so that we can turn the tables and

roast you in our Annual.





The Sophomore Class.


A Diary.

Monday, September 12, 1903.

Ma says I've got to keep a diary so here goes. Today i

started to High School and it has been terribly exciting. I went

early because I wanted a back seat, but I guess the other fellows

wanted one too, for when I got there they were all taken so I had

to sit six seats from the front, which made me mad.

After a long time the bell rang and a teacher led us into a big

room where there were a lot of other scholars and a lot of teachers

sitting in a row up in front. I couldn't find a seat so I stood up

in the back of the room until a man in front motioned for me to

come down there, which I did, and he found me a seat. After

that they sang songs and a big man (I learned afterwards it was

the superintendent) prayed and then we went out of that room

and into another, and then into another, and another, and so on all

day. I was glad to get out of that building at four o'clock.

September 28, 1903.

Today we had our first class meeting and it was a hot one.

Our English teacher, Mr. Gilmer, was in the room and showed us

how to run things. After a good deal of cutting up and many

long pauses we elected our officers: Mat Blish for President,

a pretty good looking girl named Letha Stanclirr or Stanson or

something like that, for Secretary and a Gamble girl (I don't

know her first name) for Treasurer. By and by, as there wasn't

anything else to do, we boys thought it was time to go and so we

started out the door, but Gilmer shouted "Come back there, boys!

The meeting isn't adjourned yet." So back we came and then

somebody moved we go, so we did. I think it was a pretty punk

meeting, but Gilmer said we did fine, so I guess we did.

October 15, 1903.

Today we had another one of those pesky meetings. I was

in a hurry to get home as I was going +0 a party tonight and

wanted to spruce up, so I went to Gilmer and asked him if they

couldn't postpone the meeting, but he looked kind of funny and

said it couldn't be clone.

Mat had appointed two committees to get colors and a motto

and the chairman of these told what they were. "Slow but Sure"

was the motto, and pink and white were the colors.

November 24, 1903.

T went to the football game today and had to go without my

plum pudding, but Mr. Cleveland and Gilmer and the rest made

such a fuss about loyalty to the school that I thought I had to go.

Our boys did pretty well, I think, and I hope some day I will be

as big as Bob Lees and Sweetie. Well, I've got four years ahead

of me and if I eat "Force" and those things I will some day get

there. Bob said I'd have to go to bed early so I guess I will be-

»gin tonight.

May 25, 1904.

Yesterday some of us went out in the woods looking for

Botany specimens, but didn't get many. After we were there

awhile some of the girls got lost some way, and when they finally

did come back to camp they were scared nearly to death and said


they had seen a snake about four and a half feet long hanging

over the limb of a tree, but I guess it was just a garter. If I

had been along they wouldn't have been so scared because they

have perfect confidence in me.

June 5, 1904.

School is nearly ended for this year. I haven't had to take

any final tests and I am glad, because Hawthie said the Latin

test was awful.

I guess Gilmer likes me pretty well, because he gave me ninety-six

for an average. I like him, too, for he is such an athlete.

I guess I'll say "so long" to this diary and hope ma won't

make me keep one next year. I've had a good time altogether

and now hurrah for three months of vacation..

Tuesday, 10th of September, 1904.

This has been the first day of my second year at High School

and has been very different from last year. I've been looking

over my last year's diary and how green I must have been! We

didn't do much today as most of our time was spent in getting

acquainted again.

We have a new superintendent this year named Adee. He

is younger than Mr. Butler and he doesn't pray by himself. I

guess we will like him when we get used to him.

November 30, T904.

We had class meeting today and elected "Weary" Stilson

President, Martha Good Yice-President, Kim Bannister Secretary,

and "High Boy" Bersehbach Treasurer. Mr. Cleveland

joined our class and we are glad to have him as it is dandy to have

a "pull" with the faculty. "Wteary" appointed committees to select

new colors and a new motto, (for which I am very thankful)

and another to draw up a. constitution, which we need very badly,

Some of the high and mighty Seniors tried to intrude upon us but,

our door keepers finally succeeded in putting them out.

January 15, 1905.

Another class meeting. The committees were pretty good

this time as they chose "Labor Conquers Everything" for a motto,

but it doesn't conquer Caesar, I don't care what they say. Red

and white are our colors and we will keep them all the rest of our

High School life. "Weary" got sent out of Caesar class today.

I've been training a 1 ong time for the track and I hope to enter

the contest. Holt told me today I was doing fine. I guess

our class is going to be the star class because we have so many

good athletes. We have Melaik and Robinson in the foot ball

team, which has this year won so many victories.

A while ago the Juniors decided not to give the Seniors this

year any banquet, but T heard today that they were going to do it

after all because they were afraid we wouldn't give them one next

year, and you bet we wouldn't if I had anything to say about it.

June, Nest to the last day of School.

The end of our second year has come and T am heartily glad

and I guess we all are. This has been a hard year, but we also

have had many jolly times. Many members of our class have

been compelled to leave school and go to work, but we still have

their good will.

I will here lay down my pen and not attempt to write another

diary until next year, when I suppose ma will compel me to again.




Freshman Class (1 1 .

Freshman Class (2).


A Letter.


I now take my pen in hand to rite you a letter to tell you all

about skool. When I got here a little sterne looking man said

"D's sit here." I didn't know what he meant until some one

pushed me into a seet and I soon found out that our class was

called D's. Now Paw don't you think theft thet is meen to call

some A's and some B's which meens buzy bees and some C's and

us freshmen "little D's."

The first day they passed cards around and told us to put

down on them when we studied and when we resited. I didn't

put down anything for when I studied because I never study. I

keep my books in a room which is called D room. There is a

teacher what stays in this room and she has eyes all ever her head.

Now Paw I don't expect you to believe this, but when she is looking

some where else and you whisper, she sees you and puts you

on the distinguished list and thet makes you stay after

skool. I didn't like phisoalogy very well because every so often

we wood have a spell down and I wood go down furst every time,

now wasn't thet funny? I will soon be able to tell you why the

sun rises in the east because I am taking physical georgraphy.

Do you no, Paw the scollars say thet their are too kinds of jokes,

"good jokes" and "perfessers jokes." One of the perfessers

has lots of 'perfesser's jokes"—its awful hard to laugh at them


We had a class meeting and forgot part of the class and so

we had to have another. We elected Bessie Lester as president,

George Christzman as vice-president, Rowena Throop as secretary

and Irene Taylor as treasurer. Please send me ioc extra

next week for dues. Say Paw can 1 join the foot ball teem? 1

believe thet if I joined and got pulled around a lot I might W almost

as tall as Will Teece. I wish thet you wood send me ihet

old cat thet used to stay around our barn to catch a lot of rats

hear in the D class.

Say Paw didn't you always think thet the Lord's Prayer

ought to be sed slow? Well they just whoop it off so fast thet

when I get through one word they are on the next. Please send

me thet old ear trumpet what grandma used to use so I can heer

the news iteems.

I wish I was to home again. As I have to resite now I will

close my letter.

From your loving



The High School Graveyard.


College Students as Convicts;

Or a Tale of Two Days in a Dixie Prison Camp.

It was in the fall of 1896 that Hubbard and I were traveling in the

South, partly for amusement and partly for serious work. The Economic

Department of the University in which we were students, was gathering a

large mass of data on the remarkable industrial growth, which was then

and is now, prevailing in that section of the country and we, having secured

scholarships in Economics, were beginning our thesis work by direct

contact with Southern conditions.

Hubbard would make an ideal fellow for a chum and traveling companion,

were it not for the fact that his quick temper and aggressive disposition

sometimes bring trouble out of an apparently clear sky. Like

many young men, he benaves very well until someone tries to force him

to do something, when he generally does the other thing with all hi^

might, liemg athletically built and well versed in boxing he makes life

in his vicinity very strenuous at such times. Knowing his own weakness,

he generally allows himself to be guided a little in such matters by my

udgment and on this trip did not kick over the traces until the last day

of our stay in S, but then, so forcibly that he nearly put a quietus to both

oar careers as peaceful citizens.

We had finished packing our suit cases and had sauntered from out

boaruing house down to the main street of the city, with the intention of

.whiling away the hours 'till train time. It was growing dusk and the

street lights were just beginning to glimmer when the trouble started.

Hubbard had been in an unusually fine humor at dinner that evening when

the landlady brought in a plate of hot biscuits, as these are his particular

hobby. His pleasure was turned to horror a minute later, however, when

biting into the delicate brown crust, he discovered a cockroach im

bedded therein. He managed to swallow enough of the meal, to avoid

arousing suspicion among the rest of the diners, but now began to air hio

views on Southern cooking in language that was rather strong.

It happens that in S, there is a drastic ordinance against the use of

strong language in public places, which carries with it a fine of fifty dollars.

The matter had been discussed at dinner, Hubbard boasting that he

would like to see the man that could arrest him on such a charge. Policemen

were instructed to arrest guilty persons and the fact that they are

given a fee for each arrest makes them very zealous. One of these officious

blue coats must have been within earshot, for in response to a sharp

command, we wheeled around to find ourselves facing a burly policeman.

Hubbard demanded the cause of the interruption and when told that he

was under arrest, refused to accompany the officer, d tried to warn my

chum of the danger of resisting an officer in a strange city, but before I

could get ten words out of my mouth, the fun commenced. The officer

raised his club, and we were both starting away at a quick run when we

ran into a quartet of officers who were coming to the assistance of their

comrade. I submitted at once, but Hubbard fought like a tiger and stopped

only when his head had been severely beaten and his clothes badly

torn by the police. In the fray an officer had his wrist sprained, so it

was in no gentle moo'i that the coterie led us to the central station for

trial the next morning.

We were locked in two adjoining cells and as the turnkey disappeared

from view, my thoughts were dark in the extreme. Neither of us had

enough money to pay the fine for the serious charge of resisting an officer

and as we would not think of sending home in such a fix and being

•made the laughing stock of our friends, I could see no way out of the

difficulty. I had resolved that it would be a case of grin and bear when

I heard the sound of breaking furniture in the next cell. I looked up and

saw Hubbard was venting his rage by breaking up the chair and rough

cot. I begged him not to make matters worse by such a course but h*-

w?.s in a desperate mood and only said that he did not care what happened

'now. A minute later he turned on the shower and commenced to rlood

the cell with water, which soon ran down the steps and attracted the turnkey's

attention. 1 he latter came up the steps, two at a time, with a revolver

in one hand and a club in the other, at sight of which Hubb.ird gave

in and promised to remain quiet. After the turnkey departed 1 spoke to

my chum and tried to put a cheerful view on the matter, but he was very

gloomy and would say but little, so 1 finally stopped talking and fell into

a doze.

* * * *

1 was awakened from an uneasy slumber by the turnkey who ordered

us to get ready for the opening of court at eight o"clock, 1 arranged

my apparel as best I could, but Hubbard declared that he was going to

show the judge how he had been maltreated and left his coat open, showing

his shirt streaked with blood from the wound on his head, iiis hair

he would not comb but left it just as it was, matted with blood, to height

en the effect, as he said.

He planned only too well, for after we had appeared in court and

the case had been heard, the judge was immovable. Nothing iess than a

fine of $ioo or ioo days service on the road gang would be considered.

This decree was in part due to the police officers who testified concerning

the harsh treatment they had received, and stated that in their opinion

we were desperate criminals. Ilubbard's disreputable looks made things

worse, and when the judge said that I looked too smooth for anything but

a confidence man, I gave up hope.

VV.e told our story in detail but the part we could not get around

was that Hubbard had resisted an officer, liubbard said that he might

wire home for the amount, and the officers grinned sardonically when L

negatived the statement with a shake of my head. Hubbard finally lost his

temper again, said that we were harmless students from the North, baited

by the police, and that he would get even yet. This decided the matter

and we were sentenced to ioo days of hard labor on the road gang and

led back to our cells.

Events followed very quickly after that. At one o'clock we were

conducted to the railroad depot and put on the train, handcuffed and

closely guarded. During the journey we talked in low whispers of what

awaited us for we had heard much of the prison camps of the South and

of this state in particular and of their horrible environment. We were

soon to find that these tales were not exaggerations.

About a dozen miles from S., the train stopped in the midst of a

dense forest, we were ordered out and were placed in charge of a sort of

police sergeant and two overseers armed with rifles. After a short march

through the woods we came to a depressed piece of ground where a gang

of men was building a road through a small swamp. There were several

guards in charge and the men were hard at work shoveling dirt and gravel,

and hewing away at the roots of trees which had already been removed

and which lay in the path of the road. The work looked fearfully hard

and exhausting and 1 wondered how long it would last. Hubbard muttered

something about his ability to kill one guard before ''they got him,"

but I whispered to him that our only hope lay in docility, and he promised

to be patient.

After our fictitious names were registered we were turned over to

the officer in charge, were given a spade and axe apiece and told to work.

Most of the prisoners were negroes, and several of them, evidently the

most desperate, were compelled to work with ball and chain. Hubbard has

little use for negroes but today he made no objection to working with

them, and chopped and hewed away like a good fellow.

I worked away also and tried at the same time to "size up" our surroundings

as much as possible. The man next to me, a white man, seemed

friendly and when we quit work for the day, I stuck close to him and

followed him to a rude plank table, where our supper or perchance dinner,

was served. It was not very elaborate, consisting of cornbread and mo-


lasses, but I ate with the relish of hunger, managing to ask questions between


''Yes," said my fellow convict, "this is all they give us to eat, three

times a day. It's about as near hell as 1 expect to get before 1 die. They

work us iiard all day, and make us sleep in a dirty wagon with a lot of

niggers. If it rains or we are sick a day, they add two days to our time,

so it don't pay to piay sick, lhat poor devil over there, the one with the

caved-in chest, came here with a seventy-five day sentence, but something

is the matter with his lungs so that he can't work every few days, and they

have kept him here for half a year already. 1 don't believe he will get out

alive. 1 only have twenty rive clays more but sometimes I think that 1

will risk the guns and run; I would rather die than stay here much longer."

I looked across the boards at llubbard who was listening intenth

and caught a wink from him that seemed to mean something, so 1 waited

for an opportunity to speak to him, which came when we were conhned

for the night. Our sleeping piace was a huge covered wagon, niaue

throughout of heavy timbers, and evidently placed on wheels tor convenience

in following the progress of the road-making. In this den we were

driven with about a score of fellow prisoners, two-thirds of whom were

negroes. 1 he interior of this den was filthy and its walls as weil as the

persons of our fellow convicts, were alive with vermin.

Loopholes, the size of one's wrist cut here and there at intervals,

allowed a little fresh air to enter but affected but little the atmosphere

of the prison, noisome from the clammy garments of the prisoners, which

were wet with perspiration and swamp water. Most of the men, exhausted

wiih a hard day of labor, lay down on the hard planks and soon fell

asleep, but laubbard and 1 drew off to a corner and conversed in low tones

We agreed that there was little chance of escape without risking our live

and thought it best to await the developments of the next day before making

any plans. After agreeing to this idea, we huddled down in a corner

and tried to sleep, but with little success, the air being very chilly, as i?

the case in the South at night, even in midsummer.

The night passed like a long nightmare but daylight came at last,

finding us even more tired and worn than on the evening before. The

overseers soon unbarred the doors of the den and after a miserable breakfast

of molasses and corn bread we were put to work. For dinner we

had corn bread and molasses again, but the stuff was nauseating to me, I

ate very little, and as the afternoon wore on 1 began to think that Dante's

Inferno had been transported to earth. The sun beat down, not a breath

of air stirred, and the strident ceaseless notes of the bullfrogs which came

from all around us seemed as though they would split my ear-drums. My

head began to ache with the madness of it all and I became tilled with an

insane desire to strike down the nearest guard, no matter what happened.

A glance at his rifle, however, told me there was no hope; I mastered myself

and determined that some plan of escape must be made ihal night,

llubbard stood the labor better than I, being of stronger physique,

but both of us were dead tired when work stopped and could hardly taste

our bread and molasses.

Hubbard and I were no sooner together in our prison than I saw

there was something up by his excited manner, lie told me sotto voce

that the while man with whom I had talked the night previous, had learned

that there was danger of a race conflict in a neighboring hamlet an-1

that on the morrow, three of the six guards were to be detailed for duty

there. This would greatly lessen the possibility of pursuit, if we escaped,

and llubbard said our only chance was to make the attempt just before

sundown next day, a short time before work stopped. I agreed with hin'

that our condition was unbearable and that we must risk all on the attempt

We did not talk long for we feared that there might be spies among

the convicts who would overhear our remarks, so we soon ceased con-


versing and tried to sleep, with better success than the first night, as we

were now more hardened to our surroundings.

Dawn found us feeling much rested and nerved for anything thai

might happen. The morning passed quickly, but the afternoon seemed as

though it would never end. The guard had been reduced as we had anticipated

and the three overseers were at times some distance from us, always

paying most attention to the ball and chain men, supposedly the

desperate characters. The sun sank lower in the west and finally when 1

began 1o fear that Hubbard had given up the attempt, he gave me the signal.

We were working near the edge of the undergrowth, and the nearest

guard was fifty feet away, when I saw Hubbard kneel down into that

old familiar foot ball halfback crouch, while apparently tugging away at

a root. I took a similar position and at a nod from him we sprang for

the bushes. Tt was but a few feet to cover, but we only beat the guns by

a fraction of a second, the bullet tearing the leaves fearfully close to my

head. We went off at a tremendous pace, hearing a confused noise of

shouts and shots behind us, which gradually died away as we topped a

hill and tore down the slope into a vine-hung ravine.

Here we paused to get our wind and then went on at a swift trot in

a direction that Tlubbard said would take us to the railroad. It grew

darker fast and we had to proceed more cautiously, but we finally sighted

the telegraph poles ahead. Paralleling the track for a mile, to see if there

were any pursuit, we took fo the track boldly and kept the ties hot until

we reached the suburbs of S., when we turned off into a lane, keeping a

sharp lookout for the police raid finally reaching our boarding place. Luckily

the family had gone out to attend a fete then in progress in the city,

so we managed to slip up to our room without anyone discovering our

disheveled appearance.

Once there, we discarded our clothes, torn and muddied by our

flight through the woods, and after a thorough bath, donned other suits,

left a short note for ihe landlady on the table, seized our grips, and made

our way to within a few blocks of the Cotton Belt depot, when we turned

off and proceeded about a mile to a water tank, where the Limited always

stopped. In this way we hoped to avoid any unneccessary publicity ana

were entirely successful, the fact of our boarding 1 a train at the water

tank arousing no attention, as the place was a sort of a sub-station.

An hour from the time that we were escaping criminals, running

through a swampy foreft in danger of our lives, we were sitting down to

the best dinner that the Pullman chef could provide, laughing at our adventure

as a huge joke. As the exhilaration of safety wore off, however,

we began to realize what a narrow escape had been ours; the rest of the

evening till bedtime passed quietly enough, and when St. Louis was reached

the next day, we agreed to keep the matter secret forever.

* * * *

Hubbard and I see each other every year or so now, and whenever

the reunion occurs we never tire of recounting to each other our feelings

during those two days in that Southern convict camp.


A Midnight Mystery^.

'Twas on a dreary dismal Friday night in the dark of the

moon, that six sheeted figures marched with measured tread in

slow and solemn procession down the obscure vista of firs to a

newly excavated grave. Between them they carried a long black

box covered over with sable draperies. Silently they laid it down

at the brink of the grave, and silently they prepared the coffin for

the entombment.

The melancholy wind moaned though the pines, and the white

tombstones stood indistinctly like grim sentinels of death. The

straps were adjusted and slowly the casket was lowered into the?

pit of inky blackness.

The owl hooted dismally; and the bat flapped disconsolately;

and the bull frog sang sadly; and the breeze sighed ominously.

With a thud the first spadeful of sod struck' the box, and a moan

arose from the abyss, and the whip-poor-will called to his mate.

With a thud the second spadeful of sod struck the box, and a

moan arose from the abyss, and the whip-poor-will answered her

mate. With a thud the third shovelful of sod struck the box,

and shriek upon shriek like the wails of a lost soul arose from

the abyss.

Slowly and silently the white clad figures pulled upon th?

straps; slowlv and silently the coffin arose from the grave: and

slowly and silently the cover was removed. A shrouded being

stepped forth, and the owl said: "Who-o-o;" and the six sheeted

figures replied: "Behold! Our newly initiated member of the

Kappa Boomerangs."

Ladies, girls, skip this paragraph! It is really unfit for publication.

It got here by mistake, so I asked the printer to turn it

inside out. Boys may read it, but girls are not permitted to.

Ode to Latin.

All the people dead who wrote it;

All the people dead who spoke it;

All the people die who learn it;

Blessed dead, they surely earn it!



Director of Track

and Field


Director of Girls'

Basket Ball



1904 Captain, ROBERT LEES

1904 Manager, MAX LOWE

1905 Captain, FLOYD BRACE

1905 Manager, MATTHEW BLISH


1904 Captain, ARTHUR HOLT


1905 Captain, EDWIN CUSHMAN

1905 Manager, LEO O'NEILL

Girls' Basketball




The past year in athletics was a good one, marked by progress

and many victories. On the gridiron and track Kewanee

met and vanquished many of the best athletic schools in this portion

of the state, and in only a few instances did the teams taste

of defeat. Tn victory and in defeat the representatives of the High

School displayed those characteristics which all admire and which

have done so much to spread the good name of the Kewanee High

School throughout Western Illinois; viz., fine fighting spirit,

square dealing, and gentleness.

Last spring's track team started well by overwhelmingly de

feating" Galesburg in a dual meet by a score of 82 to 38. This was

followed up by pluck work at Galesburg, on May 6, by winnng

the Military Tract Meet, as a result of which the purple and gold

banner adorns the assembly hall. It was a great meet and from

start to finish Monmouth and Kewanee fought it out for first hon

ors. Monmouth had a string of sprinters, that ran in fine form,

and by their efforts it seemed that Monmouth would in all probabilitv

win the meet. Moline, Galesburg and the other schools

were soon distanced, and Kewanee was Monmouth's only opponent.

But Monmouth had shot its bolt early. Kewanee's team

showed better balance, and points began coming at the jumps airi

weights. Lewis had taken second in the TOO yard dash ; Captain

Holt had done the same in the 220 and 440. Enos won the shot

put; Lowe jumped second in the standing broad; Kennish hurle .

the discus the farthest; and the relay team had pulled out or.:

point in the relay race, securing third.

Monmouth was in the lead, with 28 points, Kewanee having

but 26 when the last event on the program was started, but thai

was the pole vault and the Kewanee supporters in the grandstand

looked for Cushman to save the day and win the meet bv taking

the event. The excitement was intense. A failure and the meet

were lost. Monmouth's representative soon dropped out, and then

their hope was that some one would keep Cushman from winninr.

Tf he failed to pet first or second, the meet would be theirs. But

as the bar rose higher and higher, the ltttle wearer of orange and

black cleared it in good form. At last 9 feet 6 inches was reached

and none cleared it on the first and second trial. Then Cushman

gritted his teeth and sailed over the bar, and landed on the ground

with the laurels of the event and the meet won! Kewanee 31 ,

Monmouth 28.

Tn the Knnx College Western Tnter-Scholastic Meet on Saturday

of the following week "Rock Tsland scored a clean victorv

with n fine crowd of sprinters and distance men. Pontiac was

second, through the magnificent work of her two star weight men,

Eward and Carruthers. Kewanee failed to make as eood a showing

as at the meet the previous year. Lewis won the only first,

taking the TOO vard dash in TO 2-5 seconds, tying the inter-scholastic

record held bv Peel of Taylorville. Holt ran a fine race in the

220 yard dash, finishing third close to the leaders The relay team

managed to get third place and this one point raised the total to 7.

But the foot ball record of last fall, as it hangs inscribed in

black numerals on an orange pennant in the assembly

hall, is the pride of the High School. Of the eight games played,

two were lost, these being at Moline and Rock Island. Jn the

list of victories were such defeated teams; as, Henry, Galesburg,

La Salle and West Aurora. The total score made was 98 to 40

scored by the opponents.

When school opened in the fall, there was a nucleus

of old players around which to build the

team Captain Lees at full, Sweet, and Hol f

at the halves, Hyer, Martin, Kennish and Me

laik in the line, and Meikle at the end had had

experience ranging from one to three yeais.

The other places were soon filled by the re

cruits; Nance at half, Cushman at quarter, R.

Skean at center, O'Neill and Teece in the line,

and Brace at the end. These made up the

squad of 1904 and at the banquet tendered the team at the close

of the season by Superintendent Adee and Principal Cleveland

they were presented with the regulation "K's."

The schedule was a long hard one. It began with a victory

over Abingdon on their own grounds. Then Rock Island won a

hard fought victory with its team of veterans at Rock Island.


The Football Team of 1904.

What should have been a victory and what would have been one,

had there been ten seconds more to play, was the game with Knox

College Second team at Galesburg, which resulted in a tie. Time.

tvas called with the ball in Kevvutiee- possession on their opponents,

three yard line, where it had been carried by straight line

bucking from midfield. The game was played on Willard Field

at Galesburg, and the High School team was highly complimented

upon its appearance and good foot ball playing. One of the

greatest victories that the High School has won on the gridiron

was in the game with West Aurora, which is recognized as one of

the leading athletic schools in Northern Illinois. Our goal line

was in no special danger at any time and two clean touchdowns

were scored. On October 29, our old rivals, Galesburg, were defeated

by a score of 18 to o. La Salle High School returned home

with a score of 33 to o against them. But the string of victories

was broken when Moline, the state champions, came in November

T2. With Lees, Holt and Sweet out of the game, it was difficult

to make a showing, but the team fought gamely and kept the

score down to 28 to o. It was in this game that Brace played such

a wonderfully plucky game at defensive quarter back just behind

the line, and this display of nerve had not a little to do with his

election to the captaincy for the next year. The season closed with

an overwhelming victory in the Thanksgiving game with Henry,

the champions of Central Illinois for several years. Two thousand

people in the bleechers, on the side lines, in carriages and automobiles,

all wearing yellow chrysanthemums, or waving the orange

and black, shouting High School yells and singing foot ba!l

"songs, went wild with excitement and joy when the home teat':

{won, after a narrow escape from being scored on, thanks tc

Sweet, who caught from behind an opponent who had gotten a

fumble and was almost to the goal line. Lees, Hyer and Sweet

the bucked the pigskin up the field and over for a touchdown

After that Cushman found it an easy matter by using occasionally

the fake interference plays to gain long distances, and when tinv

was called, the score was 34 to o.

Financially the season, while it was an expensive one, proved

a success. This was due to the excellent business-like management,

time and attention, which all details received from Manage-

Max Lowe. At the close of the season, loyal alumni presented to

the team members natty black caps bearing the orange "K."

The prospects for next year are by no means discouraging

with seven of the squad left: Captain Brace, Cushman, R. Skean,

Teece, O'Neill, Nance and M'elaik. Matthew Blish has been chosen

manager and already is arranging the schedule.

The outlook for track team this spring is as good as ever, but

the preliminaries will decide whether we shall be able to better our

record of the last year. The captain of the team is Edwin Cushman,

and the manager is Leo O'Neill. The schedule includes a dual

meet here with Moline on April 2, the Military Track Meet at

Monmouth on Friday, May 5, and the Knox Western Inter-Scholastic

Meet at Galesburg, on Saturday, May 13.

The interest in basket ball, which has existed among the girls

for the past several years, has been maintained, and games have

been played between two teams picked from the squad. On Tuesday

and Thursday evening of each week, since the opening of th?

winter term, about twenty of the enthusiastic girls have practiced

and played in Library Hall, which was hired for thirty nights. On

Wednesday night, March 29, the First team played the Second

team. The result was 12-7 in favor of the first team. The

basket ball manager for this year has been Florence Decker and

the teams have been coached by Miss King. The girls are keeping

up their practice and interest in basket ball, with the hopes ot

having regularly scheduled games with the neighboring schools,

when they have the new gymnasium next year.

All in all, atletics have advanced during the last year and to

the High School has come its share of honors in every department;

all of which is due to the love of pure athletics and the willingness

on the part of the representatives to work and never quit, no matter

what the odds against them.

Foot Ball Team 1905.


Full back, Lees (Captain).

Left half back, Sweet.

Right half back, Holt and Nance.

Quarter back, Cushman.

Right end, Brace.

Right tackle, Hyer.

Right guard, O'Neill and Teece.

Center, R. Skean.

Left guard, Martin.

Left tackle, Melaik and Kennish.

Left end, Meikle.


October 1, at Abingdon, Kewanee 12; Abingdon, o.

October 8, at Rock Island, Kewanee, o; Rock Island, 12.

October 15, at Galesburg, Kewanee o; Knox Second, o.

October 22, at Kewanee, Kewanee, 11; West Aurora, o.

October 29, at Kewanee, Kewanee, 18; Galesburg, o.

November 5, at Kewanee, Kewanee, 33; La Salle, o.

November 12, at Kewanee, Kewanee, o; Moline, 28.

Thanksgiving, at Kewanee, Kewanee, 34; Henry, o.

Total, Kewanee, 98; opponents, 40.


The Basket Ball Squad.


Galesburg, May 6, 1904.

50-yard dash—Merrill of Monmouth, first; Stromberg of

Moline, second; Wagoner of Galesburg, third. Time, :o6.

100-yard dash—Hamilton of Monmouth, first; Lewis of Ke-

wanee, second; Glidden of Galva, third. Time, :n.

220-yard dash—Hamilton of Monmouth, first; Holt of Ke-

wanee, second; Meier of Moline, third. Time 123 1-5.

22Q-yard low hurdles—Lees of Aledo, first; Griggs of Kewa-

nee, second; Chandler of Galesburg, third. Time 128 1-5.

Shot put—Enos of Kewanee, first; Lingenfelter of Canton,

second; Whitsitt of Aledo, third. Distance, 36 feet 8 inches.

440 yard dash—Merrill of Monmouth, first, Holt of Kewa-

nee, second; Joseph of Moline, third. Time, 153 1-5.

Standing broad jump—Switzer of Macomb, first, Lowe of

Kewanee, second; Clark of Canton, third. Distancs, 9 feet 10


Discus thoow—Kennish of Kewanee, first; Isaacson of Mo-

line, second; Holmes of Macomb, third. Distance, 90 feet 5


Running broad jump—Stromberg of Moline, first; McClana-

han of Monmouth, second; Walter of Aledo, third. Distance, 19

feet 9 inches.

High jump—Clark of Canton, first; Ewing of Macomb, sec-

ond ; Carlson of Moline, third. Height, 5 feet 4 inches.

Pole vault—Cushman of Kewanee, first; Ewing of Macomb,

second; Bancroft of Aledo, third. Height, 9 feet 6 inches.

Relay race—Monmouth, first; Moline, second; Kewanee

third. Time, 1 :3s 4-5. Kewanee relay team: Holt, Lewis,

Sweet and Rule.

Totals: Kewanee, 31 points; Monmouth, 28; Moline, 17;

Macomb, 12; Canton, 9; Aledo, 8; Galesburg, 2; Galva, 1.


Galesburg, May 14, 1904.

Shot put—Carrithers of Pontiac, first; Evvard of Pontiac,

second; Findlay of Quincy, third. Distance, 48 feet 3 inches.

50-yard dash—Souders of Rock island, first; Quigley of

Rushville, second; Kirby of Rock Island, third, lime :o6.

i58o-yard run—.Hoffman of Rock Island, first; Rohrer of

Canton, second; Joseph of Moline, third, time, 2:05 2-5.

12 lb. hammer throw—Evvard of Pontiac, first; Hart of Rock

island, second; Wolf of Gilson, third. Distance, 150 feet 3


Running broad jump—Jenkins of Vermont, first; M'Lana-

han of Monmouth, second; Carrithers of Pontiac, third. Distance,

20 feet 5 inches.

440 yard run—Quigley of Rushville, first; Merrill of Mon-

mouth, second; Ross of canton, third. Time :5c) 4-5.

Discus throw—Evvard of Pontiac, hrst; Carruthers of fon-

tiac, second; Hart of Rock island, third. Distance, 9 teet 5


Half mile relay race—Rock island, first; Monmoutii, sec-

ond ; Kewanee, third. Time, 1156 2-5.

Mile run—Sullivan of Rock Island, first; .Barrett of Lewis-

town, second; kinner ot Rock island, third, Tin.c\ 5:01.

220-yard low hurdles—Wagoner of Galesburg, first; Strom-

berg ot Moline, second; Jenkins of Vermont, third, lime, \2j.

Running high jump—Findlay of Quincy, hrst; Horcon of

Pontiac, second; Clark of Canton, third. Height, 5 feet 6 incnes.

loc-yard dash—.Lewis of Kewanee, first; Andrus ot Rock-

lord, second ; Owen of Rushville, third. Time, :io 2-5.

Pole vault—Stromberg of Moline, first; Ewing of Macomb,

second; bustard of Lewistown, third. Height, 10 feet 3 inches.

220-yard dash—Souders of Rock Island, first; Hamilton of

Monmouth, second; Holt of Kewanee, third. Time 124 1-2.

Kewanee relay team: Lewis, Sweet, Melaik and Rule.

Totals: Rock island, 31 points; Pontiac, 25; Monmouth, 12;

Rushville, 11; Moline, 9; Kewanee, 7; Quincy, 6; Vermont, 6;

Lewiston, 6; Galesburg, 5; Canton, 5; Rockford, 3; Macomb,

3; Gilson, 1.



Second Prize Cartoon by Roy Baldridge.

The High School Golf Club.

Organized March 23, 1905.


President, Prof. Gihner.

Vice-President, Clarence Berschbach.

Secretary, Saidie Rounseville.

Treasurer, Sherwood Trask.

Prof. Gilmer


Clarence Berschbach

Saidie Rounseville

Sherwood Trask

Marjorie Gamble

Ruth Gamble

Miss Trask

Miss King

Bryant Bannister

Emerit Hodge

Norma Lewis


Florence Decker

Edith Kendall

Miss Vimont

Beulah Bradbury.


i. Ri-api, ki-api, hi, ho, hum,

Boomalacka, boomalacka, bum, bum, bum

Ipzitihiki, hi, ho, ray,

K. H. S. A. A.

2. Witchle go runk, go runk, go runk;

Jack got drunk, got drunk, got drunk;

Yackawa, kickawa, holy-wa, Jack;

Old Kewanee, orange and black.

4. Rah. Rah, Rah,

Rah, Rah, Rah,

Rah, Rah, Rah,


3. Breka, kex, kex, coax, coax;

Get a big ax, big ax, big ax,

Sock it right into the neck of the bluff

\\ ho says Kewanee isn't hot stuff!

5. Don't make such a fuss!

Don't make such a fuss !

It's no disgrace to be beaten by us!

6. Mush and milk and sunflower seed,

That's the stuff on which we feed.

WVre the hot stuff of creation,

We're the Kewanee delegation.

7. Boom-a-lacka, boom-a-lacka, bow, wow, wow!

Ching-a-lacka, ching-a-lacka, chow, chow, chow!

Boom-a-lacka, ching-a-lacka, who are we.

We are the people of Ke-wan-ee.

Hold 'em, hold 'em, hold 'em,

Hold 'em, Kewanee!


Ach, du lieber Kewanee, Kewanee, Kewanee!

Ach, du lieber, Kewanee, go in und play!

End runs, und line bucks,

LJnd touch-downs, und goal kicks,

Ach, du lieber, Kewanee,

We win the day!

Ach, du armer Galesburg, Galesburg, Galesburg!

Ach, du armer Galesburg, please don't get sore!

We'll run you, und rush you,

Und bump you, und crush you.

Ach, du armer Galesburg,

You beat us no more!

Tune—"Ach, du lieber Augustine.

Henry, Henry, don't you cry,

You'll play foot ball by and by.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Tune Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-a.

O, the best old team is the football team,

O, the best old team is the football team,

O, the best old team is the football team,

That wears the colors of Kewanee.

I guess it was Lees that bucked that line,

And when he hits it he gains about nine.

O, the best old team is the football team,

That wears the colors of Kewanee.

I guess it was Sweet that ran that end,

And when we need ground he's a dandy to send.

O, the best old team is the football team,

That wears the colors of Kewanee.

Tune—"The Dutch Company."

Ain't it a shame, a measly shame,

To beat poor Galesburg out of this game?

Don't let them score,

Don't let them win,

We've got them going, HIT 'EM AGAIN!

A Successful Hazing That Failed.

First Prize Story.

"I tell you it won't work, fellows," said Bob Parker, captain

of the foot ball team of Z—— - College, "why we'd have that

whole hornet's nest of Freshmen on top of us in two minutes.''

This remark was occasioned by the plan of a crowd of Juniors

to haze Jack Hardy, the leader of the "Freshies," and it

brought consternation to the hearts of the upper classmen. If

''Bob" said that a thing wouldn't work, it didn't.

"But say, I've got an idea"' that worthy suddenly continued.

''I've often been to Hardy's room to discuss the affairs of the

team, so he wion't be surprised to see me tonight. You fellows

have a cab at the door of the boarding house in fifteen minutes

and leave the rest to- me."

A few minutes later Parker's athletic figure might have been

seen making its way up the steps of the Freshmen's boarding

house. He paused a moment before the door of room 5 and then,

knocking, entered in response to a hearty ''Here."

A novel sight met his gaze. Around the room sat perhaps a

dozen Freshmen, while Hardy and a classmate in the center were

having a bout with the gloves.

"I came up to talk over a new play," explained the Junior,

•''but don't let me interfere, I'm in no, hurry, go on with your


"No thanks, Jack's too much for any of us," answered Hardy's

opponent, "suppose you have a try—you're quite a boxer I


"I'll tell you what I'll do," said Parker, a sudden thought occurring

to him. "If you can hit me in five minutes, I'll give you

a free ride up and down these stairs." "Done," cried Hardy, anat

it they went.

For nearly five minutes Hardy tried in vain to touch the

dodging, ducking Junior. Finally, almost by accident, it seemed,

his fist came full against Parker's chest. Bob at once pulled o!

the gloves, caught Hardy round the knees, seated him on his

shoulders, and proceeded to fulfill his wager, the whole crowd

laughing and guying, following at his heels.

He continued down the stairs without a word in reply. \\ her.

he reached the bottom he dashed on out of the open door and

down the steps to the curb where a cab was waiting. Willing

hands seized the two and hurried them in, and the carriage drove

rapidly away before the eyes of the astonished and crestfallen



When Jack Hardy came to his senses he found himself in

the physiological laboratory of the college. For a moment he

gazed around in amazement and shuddered slightly at the grim

shadows lurking in the corners and the half visible outlines of the

various skeletons. The sound of voices came from the next rooir

and going softly to the door he heard Parker say in laughing

tones, "Doc's under the sheet on the dissecting table. We'll make

Hardy think he's got to do some fancy carving. Then Doc will

revive at the proper moment and scare him stiff."

Hardy waited to hear no more, but stealing quickly to a table

in the corner, with whose contents he seemed familiar, he advanced

quietly to the dissecting table.

Suddenly the conspirators were startled by a most diabolical

yell from the laboratory. They threw open the door, turned O'<

the lights and then stopped, horrified, in the doorway. Bending

over the table, knife in hand, stood Hardy, while an ever widening

iblot of dark red appeared on the sheet.

"He's gone mad and killed Doc" gasped Parker. "We're in

a nice fix." But even as they gazed, terror stricken, Hardy turned,

smiled sarcastically, and held up—, a bottle of red ink.


St. Peter—Were you a good boy?


St Peter—Did you go to school ?

Applicant—I went to the Kewanee High School.

St. Peter—Did you subscribe to the "Kewanite?"


St. Peter—Did you pay for the subscription?


St. Peter—&

The C class motto was "Slow, but sure," but their president

grew so "weary" that they changed it to "Labor overcomes all


You never think of "Paradise Lost"

Unless you think of Milton;

You never, never, see Hebe Leeden,

Unless you see Grace Shilton.

'Be vertical.'


The Adelphic Literary Society.



Beulah Bradbury President Sara Rounseville

Besse Sweet Vice President Laura Williamson

Sara Rounseville Sec'y-Treas, Matthew Blish


Now Pettit alias Peckitt, and Cavanaugh alias Cabby alias

Longfellow were Hustlers. It therefore came to pass that in ye

year 190T, these Two Fellows got together and worked their heads.

To the other, one Said:

"What we Want are Literary Societies."

To this, the Other assented with all His Main and Might, and

gave a Lengthy Speel in a Wise and Similar vein. "Their object."

quoth he, "shall be to Promote Literary Effort. Brain, work is

Hot Stuff. Debating, Oratory and Declamation shall be ye Vehicles

of Thought. We will Organize." And a Lot of other Rot.

In this Mood, these Tried and True Veterans sought the Aid

of ye Principal. This High Mogul was as Ready as ye Next One.

To the Shortness of ye One and ye Length of ye Other, he added

his Mass and Weight. With this Triumvirate at the Front everything

went before. Ye Societies were organized—One, ye Adel

phic. y? Other, ye Athenian.

B..t of these Sisterhoods, the Adelphic proved the more Puissant.

Some Indiscriminates say this is not Actual. But it is.

The reason may be explained as follows: Societies should Stand

on their Feet. The}- should therefore Be Perpendicular. Now,

(If a figure is symmetrical with Respect to two axes Perpendicular

to each other, it is symmetrical with Respect to their intersection

as a Centre.) The Adelphic is Perpendicular and Symmetrical.

Therefore it is the Better. Q. E. D. This is geometry.

Things ran Smoothly and Squire and Longfellow were content

with their Deeds, and Called themselves Promoters. The

Athenian Bunch tried to Gag ye Adelphics by calling them Chestnuts,

but it didn't Work.

Because ye Societies had grown to such Propensities, new

Constitutions were needed this Year. Here again ye Adelphics

got Busy first and drew up a System that the Athenians Blindly

followed, trying to Make Good. This Constitution is Utter. By

its Rule officers are elected three times a Year,' in this Jolly way

giving Three instead of Two students ye Chance to stand up and

Show their Friends they don't get Frightened on ye Platform.

The High Muck-a-Mucks in ye Chosen Tribe this Year were

Sadie Romnseville and Laura Williamson and Matthew Blish.

Next year when ye Cadets are in ye New Haunts, just Keen

Tab and give ye Adelphics the Glad Eye. They are the Ones who

will Command ye Floor.

Moral to Athenians: Don't Tag and Go Slow.


The Athenian Literary Society.


Elizabeth Blish

Walter Hyer

Grace McClure



President Robert Szold

Vice President Hazel Johnson

Sec'y-Treasurer Sherwood Trask

As, Athens in early clays stood for the highest in literature and

oration, it is surely appropriate that the society which stands for

the best along- these lines in the Kewanee High School, should

bear her distinguished name.

The Athenian Literary Society, organized in the fall of 1901,

consisted of half of the students enrolled in the High School, hiiu

the only active members, aside from the officers and a few who

gave musical numbers, were the pupils of the Rhetorical class.

Last autumn it was wisely decided to put the society on a

broader basis. A constitution was drafted which gave to any student

belonging to the society, the privilege of appearing on the

programs, and thus securing extra credits.

Tn order that a society may be a strong organization, it is

necessary that it should have good members, but to be the strongest

organization it must have the best members. In this fact,

alone, we have proven that our society stands at the very top.

Who were the majority of speakers in the recent Oratorical Contest?

Athenians! Who won the victory? An Athenian! Who

carried off the second and third honors? Athenians! Who are

most of the class presidents? Who is the editor-in-chief of the

Annual ? Who. indeed, are almost all the representative students

of our High School. Athenians!

Another strong point is our originality. We were the first to

have extemporaneous speeches and debates, a quartette, a chalk

talk, an author's day. and inauguration exercises; nearly everv

new idea has been introduced by the Athenians.

And the end is not yet, for we, as a society, have been in existence

only four short years. But do we not look forward confidently,

and hope that, as the wearers of the orange and black, the

name of Kewanee shall be first in declamation and oratory, and

that through the efforts of the Athenians?

Sherwood Trask,



Mutual Admiration Society.


Chief Admirer Arthur

Assistant Chief Roy

Sergeant-at-Arms .... Flora

Chaplain Robert


















Wm. Henry

































May 20, 1904—

The class of '04 left school.

May 25—

First Kewanee High School Annual, "Snap Shots," issued.

June 2—

The Seniors commenced.

September 6—

Several new faces appeared among the faculty.

September 12—

Our troubles began in earnest.

October 1—

Opening game of the football season. Kewanee, 12,

Abingdon, o.

October 7—

Class of '05 organized.

October 8—

Rock Island, 12, Kewanee, o.

October 12—

Juniors selected their colors: green and white.

October 14—

Fred Rule entertained the Seniors.

October 15—

The boys went to Knox.

October 22—

West Aurora's favorite yell:

Umph, ya, ya!

Umph, ya, ya!

Umph, ya, ya! Kewanee!

Score: West Aurora, o; Kewanee, 11.

October 29—

Kewanee, 18; Galesburg, o.

October 31—

Hallowe'en. Nothing did.

November 5—

LaSalle came—and went—to smash ! Score : 33-0.

November 12—

Moline; 28; Kewanee, o.

November 19—

"Rest, rest, to the weary."

November 24—

Thanksgiving game: the grand finale. Kewanee, 24;

Henry, o.

November 29—

The faculty gave a banquet to the football team.

December 22—

The banner bearing the football record for 1904 was hung

in the assembly room.


December 16—

K. H. S. caps were presented to the football players by the


January 2, 1905—

A good beginning- for 1905 : a Senior party.

January 4—

A Beauty Contest among- the faculty was started by the

Annual board.

January 9—

Returns coming in lively; IN I iss White far ahead.

Jtnuary 12—

Miss White still leading. Great interest shown by the


January 16—

Tremendous vote for Miss King.

January 19—

Girls basket ball squad organized. Miss White again

ahead in the Beauty Contest.

January 20—

Mary Armstrong entertained the Senior class.

January 23—

The girls rallied to the support of Mr. Sundell—leads in

Contest by small majority.

January 26—

Impartiality displayed by the students—Mr. Gilmer in the


January 27. .

Two farces presented in the Assembly Room, under the

auspices of the Athletic Association.

January 30—

The Seniors proved their loyalty to Miss Trask and she

forged to the front in the Contest.

February 1—-

The Senior Class voted to re-christen the Kewanee High

School Annual, the "Kewanite."

February 2—

An unknown admirer cast 100 votes for Miss Vimont, putting

her far ahead in the Beauty Contest.

February 6—

The Senior students cast a unanimous vote for Mr. Miner,

placing him far ahead of everyone.

February 9—

Great excitement and uncertainty. Last day before the

close of the Contest. Mr. Cleveland asserted his superiority.

February 10—

Amidst rounds of applause Miss Beadle was declared the

winner of the Annual Beauty Contest. Tabulated results follow •

Miss Beadle 5,0c- Mr. Miner 3,999

Miss Trask 4,998 Mr. Strayer 3,500

Mr. Gilmer 4,5°° M iss Crosby 3o4 f;

Mr. Cleveland 4487 Miss Vimont 3,257


Miss King 4,250 Miss Stenwall 3,250

Miss White 4,245 Miss Montgomery 3,250

Mr. Sundell 4,000

February 13—

Seniors had a Valentine party.

February 14—

Tuniors decide to give the customary reception to the Seniors.

February 15—

Juniors decide not to give the customary reception to the


February 16—

Juniors, terrified by threats of the C's to give no reception,

decided to have the Junior-Senior reception.

February 17—

Mr. Cleveland and Elizabeth persuaded the Juniors to have

a "Junior Night" instead of a reception.

February 20—

Juniors finally made up their minds to follow the good example

of their predecessors and give the Seniors a reception.

Committees appointed.

February 23—

A Washington-Lincoln program was given at "Rhetoricals."

February 28—

Professors Gilmer and Sundell joined the Street Cleaners'

Union. Began active operations by shoveling the crossings

northeast of the Central School.

March 14—

Third Annual Oratorical Contest. Elizabeth Blish, '06,

won first place; Robert Szold, '05, second; Hazel Johnson, '05,


March 17—

Matthew Blish was chosen manager for T905 football team.

Constitution adopted by Athletic Association.

March 20—

The Senior Boys at home for the Senior Girls.

March 23—

High School Golf Club organized ; sixteen members.

March 24—

Edwin Cushman elected Captain and Leo O'Neill, Manager,

of 1905 track team.

March 27—

First rehearsal of Senior play.

March 20,—

School closed for ten days' vacation. Mr. Cleveland advised

everyone not to study.

April 9—

The Home Stretch. Last term of school began.

April 22—

Dual Track Meet between Kewanee and Moline.





As he stands and toes the slab, straight and tall!

See the pitcher with the ball,

Leather ball!

How they chatter, chatter, chatter—

Those who sit upon the bench—

Seeking" thus to hold the batter,

Thus to cheer and coach the latter,

Thus his courage to entrench,

When the pitcher, with his curve,

Tries in vain to shake his nerve—

Tries with steady, patient method, to outwit the batters all,

With the ball, ball, ball, ball,

Ball, ball, ball,

With the swerving and the curving leather ball.

See the bowler with his ball,

Wooden ball!

As he rolls it at the tenpins, see them fall!

How the)- crash and bang and rumble,

As they fall with deafening roar!

White the bowlers gloat or grumble,

As the tenpins stand or tumble,

And the marker keeps the score.

Oh! the fun, fun, fun,

When the bowler, in his efforts to out-bowl the others all,

Rolls the ball, ball, ball, ball,

Ball, ball, ball,

Rolls the spinning and the winning wooden ball.



See the golfer chase the ball,

Rubber ball!

With his driver, cleek, and putter, one and all!

How they rattle, rattle, rattle,

Wlii'.f- the goats, or sheep, or cattle,

On the mimic field of battle,

With a tantalizing lag

Keep the golfer, in his hurry,

In a worry or a flurry,

Craning necks in vain endeavor, o'er their backs to see the


Of the ball, ball, ball, ball,

Ball, ball, ball,

Of the dancing and the glancing rubber ball.

See the center and the ball,

Pigskin ball!

As alert he crouches, listening for the call.

That will send him headlong, reeling

In the thickest of the fight;

Thinks he only of the inches

Dearly won, and never flinches,

Though he's hammered left and right.

For the victory he's striving,

Won by pushing, dodging, diving,

Past the guards and through the tackle, making room

for him to follow

With the ball, ball, ball, ball

Ball, ball, ball,

The victorious and the glorious pigskin ball.


Glee Club.


Elizabeth Blish, '05, Pianist.

Sadie Rounseville, '05 Ray Murchison, '05

Nina Steer, '06 Max Lowe, '05

Beulah Bradbury, '06 Maynard Kreidler, '07

Nina Steer, '06

Hazel Collins, '06

Elizabeth Blish, '06

Sadie Rounseville, '05

Edith Kendall, '06

Ruth Gamble, '05

Erma Kent, '07


Elizabeth Blish, Manager.

Edna Wheelwright, '08

Esther Freeburg, '07

Nellie Pursell, '07

Beulah Bradbury, '06

Norma Lewis, '08

Rosamonde Hill, '07


"She Stoops to Conquer."


Miss Hardcastle Marguerite Cavanagh

Miss Neville Bertha Cooper

Mrs. Hardcastle Sophia Wilson

Old Hardcastle Will Tucker

Sir Charles Marlowe Arthur Enos

Young Marlowe Roy Rounseville

Hastings Harry Lofquist

Tony Lumpkins Will Ray

Inn Keeper Roy Blan

Maid Ida Duncan

/ Harry Ladd

Servants •! Roy Blair

( George Van Brunt

Clinton Enslow

Arthur Enos

Karl Buckley


Old Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle, with their daughter, Kate, a

niece, Miss Neville, and Tony Lumpkins, Mr. Hardcastle's stepson,

live in their country home. Mrs. Hardcastle tries to marry

Tom, her wild' reckless son, to Miss Neville, although both young

people object to the match. Mr. Hardcastle desires to marry

Kate to the son of his old friend, Sir Charles Marlowe. Young

Marlowe, with his friend, Hastings, starts for the Hardcastle

home. They lose their way, stop at the inn of the Three Pigeon?

to inquire, and Tony, as the Three Pigeons is crowded, makes

them think that they are far from their destination, and sends

them to his father's house, as to another inn. Arriving there, they

mistake Old Hardcastle for an inn keeper. Hastings meets his

sweetheart, Miss Neville, who explains Tony's joke, but they decide

not to disconcert Marlowe, who is very bashful, by telling


Young Marlowe, among gentlewomen, is timid and reserved,

but with maids, and those beneath him, quite the reverse. When

he is introduced to Miss Hardcastle he does not once look "in her

face," so when she appears later, "dressed in simple house-wife's

garb," he mistakes, her for the bar-maid, and reveals his true self.

Kate, thus discovering his two sided nature, determines to stoop

to conquer, and as a servant girl to win his heart.

Various complications arise from this double role but all is

finally explained and the play closes with the betrothal of young

Marlowe and Kate Hardcastle.



Max :—

"How long, O Lord, how long!"

Floyd •—

We have a decidedly "Punk" captain for the 1905 football


Florence D :—

"Why did the gods give thee a heavenly form,

And earthly thoughts to make thee proud of it?"

Eva studies fashion plates

more studiously than books;

And always has some one near at hand

To improve upon her looks.

There is only one sleepy boy in the Senior class, and even he

takes a "Brace" after school hours.


There's only one boy in the world for me." (But he is



"My only books were woman's looks,

And folly's all they taught me."

Will K :—

"Some ha' meat, and canna' eat,

And some wad eat that,want it;

But we ha' meat, and we can eat,

And so the Lord be thankit."


How Would They- Look?

Max—if he were fat.

Kennish—in short trousers.

Robert—in long trousers.

Trekell—without red hair.

Ruth—with a tongue that she could not stick out.

Hyer—higher still.

Bill Lyman—

Bill Teece— 1 if they changed clothes.

Murchison—without a high collar.

Florence McMullen—playing basket ball.

Weary—if his hair were combed.

John Brown—one feet shorter.

Charity—if Roy were out of sight.

This is he.

A Lecture.


An interesting feature of the Physics Class the other day was

a lecture on Marriage and Divorce by Mr. Sundell. In explaining

the Daniell Cell he proceeded thus: "You all know that in life

the positive attacks the negative . It is true here. The atom

of the copper and zinc sulphate solutions, are held in close unions.

They arc in arms. But by chemical action some are divorced and

are pushed out in the cold blue world. Here they again marry,

uniting with unlike mates. Everything is peaceful until some

stronger attraction approaches in the shape of rival atoms which

have been thrown over by their helpmeets. Then they are again

separated and go down to a watery grave from grief. Any questions?


Clifford—"You've got your hands in your pockets."


Untie to


Find the




First Prize Drawing by Roy Baldridge.

Third Annual Oratorical Contest.

Elizabeth Blish, 1906.

First place.

Robert Szold, 1905. Hazel Johnson, 1905.

Second place. Third place.


Piano duet Witches' Flight

Misses Leila and Erma Kent.

Oration Abral am Lincoln

Harry Bauer.

Oration The Empress Josephine

Florence Decker.

Soprano Solo and Chorus Th* Fisher

Miss Stenwall and Glee Club.

Oration Individual Leadership

Hazel Johnson.

Oration The Maiden Saviour of Frai.cc

Elizabeth Blish.

Oration Theodore Roosevelt

Max Lowe.

Chorus Peggv

The Glee Club.

Oration Unrest, the Forerunner of Progress

Ray Murchison.

Oration American Altruism

Robert Szold.

Chorus .... j (a) She Was Seven

I (b) My Lady Love


Thought and Composition.

Rev. E. L. Lord. H. H. Lay. Rev. J. V. Whiting.


C. H. Harrington. Rev. J. F. Reed. G. C. Butler.

Our Old High School Building.



How dear to my heart is the old High School building,

When fond recollection presents it to view;

Mr. Adee, and Cleveland, and the faculty with them,

And all the old school-mates my infancy knew.

There's Miss Crosby, Miss Beadle, and Sundell and Strayer,

Miss White and Miss King and Miss Stenwell too;

Miss Trask, Miss Vimont, and Miner and Gilmer;

They were my teachers so tried and so true.

The old High School building I hail as a treasure,

For oft' when I'm busy and troubled with care,

I find h the source of an exquisite pleasure,

To let my mind wander and lose itself there;

How well I remember the ball team so 1 gallant,

The boys with their emblem of orange and black,

Wiith Lees as> their captain, and Gilmer to coach them,

The laurels of the grid-iron they always brought back.



How proud we all were of the stern, stately Seniors,

The glorious class of nineteen-naught-five;

How the Juniors gazed on them in fond admiration,

And wished that they too, at the goal might arrive.

And now far removed from the loved situation,

The tear of regret will intrusively swell,

As fancy reverts to my dear Alma Mater,

The old High School building, we all loved so well.



Trelawny- of the "Wells".

Presented byr the Class of 1905.

Rose Trelawny Florence Decker

Mrs. Telfer Hebe Leeden

Avonia Bunn .. Ruth Gamble

Tom Wrench Walter Hyer

Ferdinand Gadd Will Meikle

James Telfer } _, ,_ _ .

Captain DeFoenix \ • • ••••-• Ra y Murchison

Augustus Colpoys. Hugh Price

Imogene Parrott . .. Besse Sweet

Vice Chancellor Sir William Gower ... Harry Sweet

Miss Trafalgar Gower Flora Terry

Arthur Gower Max Lowe

Clara DeFoenix.... Mabel Bunton

Mrs Mossop, a landlady Grace Shilton

Mr. Ablett, a grocer ... Harry Bauer

Charles, a butler Clifford Martin

Sarah, a maid Margaret Milligan

A Proposal Under Difficulties.

Miss Dorothy Andrews ... Besse Sweet

Jennie, the Maid Florence Decker

Mr. Robert Yardsley . Walter Hyer

Mr. Jack Barlow Ray Murchison

Breaking the Ice.

Miss Margaret Marten Sara Rounseville

Captain Jack Selby Max Lowe


Swedish language ?



Who broke it—Eva or Frank?

Who laughs the hardest—Mr. Miner or

Robert ?

Who is the prettiest girl in school ?

Why. does Norma smile when she sings?

Why are lady teachers more successful than


Why do Hazel and Mr. Sundell speak the

Why did not the Juniors have a class day ?

Who is the biggest kicker in school ?

Who has the biggest feet ?

Why did Harry want to have a cozy corner at the Senior party ?

Who did not want Miss King to choose the contestants for

the declamatory contest ?

What do the Juniors owe to the professor of English at

Knox ?

Is George Remick a pack-horse for the faculty?

Why does Miss White have a skeleton in her closet?

Why? (ask Mr. Miner or the D Latin pupils).

\\ hy are girls inferior to boys when there are pencils to be

sharpened ?

Are the Freshmen green?

"\\ hy does Lela blush when Matt approaches?

Did Ruth forget that this is not leap year?

If not, why not ?



UR ANNUAL is in your hands.

Criticise it, condemn it, but—

cherish it. The intention of

the Senior class is that it shall

be a souvenir of the school

year nineteen hundred and five,

and as such we ask you to accept


To many are we indebted:

to Mr. John B. Cleveland, for

his advice; to the advertisers

for their interest; to the students

for their literary, art

and humor efforts. Two contests

were held. In the literary,

Harry Sweet was awarded

first prize for his story, "A

Successful Hazing That Failed;" and Margaret Tibbetrs

won second with the poem, "Our Old High School Building."

In the art contest Roy Baldridge, in the eyes of the judges,

was deserving of both first and second prizes. His drawings are

"The Gordioa Knot" and the football picture on page fiftysix.

All work submitted was of a high class.

Primarily we would that our readers should recognize this

fact: that the "Kewanite" is indicative of the common statement

that the High School as an institution is advancing. Every enterprise

undertaken by the High School should be appreciated;

for it gives opportunity to the students to show their ability, and

it shows that they are eager to see their school progress. The

work of publishing an annual is truly one that demands that the

workers do their best. If the "Kewanite" demonstrates that the

students are sincere in their school work it accomplishes its true


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Kewanee High School Graduates Stand

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CLASS OF 1906.

President Laura Williamson

Yice-President Lucile Cully

Secretary-Treasurer, Marjorie Brown

Motto—We'll find a way or make one.

Colors—Olive green and white.

Minnie Anson

Kathryn Ahlin

Carl Anderson

Addie Armstrong

Elizabeth Blish

Floyd Brace

Marjorie Brown

Harlow Brown

Beulah Bradbury

Blanche Bell

Louis Cassidy

Ray Cole

Lucile Cully

Edwin Cushman

Hazel Collins.

Emma Dresselhouse

Kent Gilfillan

Anna Fraser

Queenie Goodrich

Frank Hamilton

Clarence Hall

Roy Heaps

Edith Hawkes

Geanie Hodge

Mamie Hawthorne

Will Kurbat

Lyda Ketridge

Edith Kendall

Dwight Kennish

Walter Lamb

Iva Lamb

Ora Lee

Lida Lofquist


Loretta Moran

John Maynard

Will Nance

Harry McCullough

Fred Norris

Leo O'Neill

Lennie Newman

Anna O'Neill

Ella Okey

Lewis Okey

Mae Perkins

James Quinn

Grace Ray

Charles Reed

Jesse Skean

Russel Skean

Paul Skoog

Nina Steer

Frank Swanson

Leonzo Orleans

Nellie Schoonover

Lenna Smith

Earl Taylor

Alice Trekell

Nellie Thrasher

Lucy Wells

Harriet Whitwell

Laura Williamson

Anna Hughes

Myrtle Westlund

Margaret Tibbets

Clara Whiffen

Faculty of

Brown's Business College

Following' are a few things for young people to think about

who want the Best in Business Education:

First. This school was awarded the FIRST PRIZE, and the

only GRAND PRIZE ever given to any business college at

the World's Fait- at St. Louis

Second. This School won the FIRST PRIZE for student's work

in competition with over Five Thousand students.

Third. This school won First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fitth and

Sixth Prizes out of twenty offered by the Magazine "Education

in Business" for improyement in writing. Also nineteen out of

fifty Awards of Merit.

We are always pleased to send our free books and papers on application.


I. N. WRIGHT, Principal,

Galesburg, Illinois.

CLASS OF 1907.

President George Stilson

Yice-President Martha Good

Secretary Kimball Bannister

Treasurer .... Clarence Berschbach

Motto—Labor omnia vincit.

Colors—Red and white.

Florence Atkinson

Hazel Brown

Marie Dustin

Emily Bunton

Roy Baldridge

Sadie Bing

Bryant Bannister

Kimball Bannister

Matthew Blish

Alfred Blackstone

Clarence Bershbach

Ellen Caverno

Glen Cowan

Esther Carlson

George Danielson

Minnie Dresselhouse

Earl Emery

Esther Freeburg

Philip Griggs

Martha Good

Marjorie Gamble

Nora Gutschlag

Bertha Green

Joseph Homolky

Lucy Heskett

Nellie Houle

Harold Hawthorne

Rosamonde Hill

Francis Hunt

Walter Johnson

Raymond Jardme

Paul Johnson

Pearl Lory

Edward Lord

Angie Ladd

Mable Ladd '

Maynard Kreidler

Charles Ketridge

Erma Kent

Leila Kent


Genevieve Kent

Arthur Lawson

Fred McCullough

Maude Murphy

Harry Mitton

Mohanna Melaik

Elsworth Mooney

Marcia Martin

Guy Morrill

Will McLean

Florence McMullen

Mamie Neal

Albert Nobiling

Pauline Nance

Roy O'Connor

Martin Olson

Frank Peterson

Clyde Pask

Nellie Pursell

May Powers

Willard Pratt

Bertha Richter

Sanford Robinson

Pearl Rogers

Letha Stanton

Floyd Stebbins

George Stilson

Carrie Stanton

Mildred Stansbury

Grace Skean

Lizzie Tucker

Sherwood Trask

Mabel Trekell

Charles Trekell

Beulah Weaver

George White

John Weldon

Lulu Zabel

Madra Hewlett




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CLASS OF 1908.

President Bessie Lester

Vice-President . . George Chritzman

Secretary Rowena Throop

Treasurer Irene Tavlor

Motto—Strive and Succeed.

Colors—Purple and gold.

Vada Adams

Gracia Addis

Emil Anson

Mae Atkinson

Robert Barneit

Edna Bauer

Anthony Brady

John Brown

Amelia Buchanan

Olive Carlson

Charlotte Caswell

William Charlet

George Chritzman

Fred Clark

Helen Clark

Merton Cleven

Cora Coler

Clyde Cook

Harry Craig

Alva Currier

Tom Currier

Augusta De Pauw

Ray Dixon

Ona Dorothy

Ray Emerson

Bernice English

Delphia Finch

Ethel Fleming

Hattie Fredeen

Henry Freburg

Harry Giles

Bernice Golden

Leslie Good

Emmett Graham

Vernon Granquist

Ethel Griggs

Will Gulshen

Bertie Guthrie

Willie Gutschlag

Raymond Haley

Feme Harandon

Roy Healy

Frank Hippert


Fred Hill

Emerit Hodge

Cora Howard

Oscar Hultgren

William Hunt

Francis Irvin

Emil Johnson

Francis Johnson

Elizabeth Keating

Willie King

Fred Kreidler

Gladys Lamb

Tressie Lamb

Marion Lord

Bessie Lester

Norma Lewis

Lawrence Lindholm

Harry Loomis

Mabel Lory

William H. Lyman, Jr

Wylda Lucke

Levi Magerkurth

Myel Mason

Rosa McCauley

Verna McCorkle

Chas. McMillan

Fred McRae

Rosa McRae

Henrietta Millen

Anna Milligan

George Mitton

Louis Mitton

Andrew Mooney

Matthew O'Brien

John O'Grady

Rose Packee

Ray Palmer

Edward Park

Maude Pearce

Edith Pearson

Morton Peugh

Lawrence Ray

George Remick


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Vinton Rowley Clara Thielen

Bertha Russell Rowena Throop

Joyce Rutter Charles VanBrunt

Joe Saunders Mabel Ward

Edward Schlindwein Alfred Watts

Esther Skoog Izel West

Orlo Smith Grace Wheeler

Nellie Smout Edna Wheelwright

Ethel Stanton Esther Widger

Frank Steimle Alice Willetts

Hazel Stoneberg Albert Woodford

Charles Tarble Frank Wright

Charles Taylor Florence Young

Irene Taylor David Youngren

Will Teece

Knox Golle&e Gets $50,000


Andrew Carnegie proposes to erect a new Science

Hall for Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, at a cost

of $50,000

Following so closely on the heels of the


recently added to the endowment and

taken in connection with the good start

made toward

7\ $25,000 Gymnasium

Old Knox is surely on the fair way toward the

greater future which will be a fitting sequel to her

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Kewanee—Moline Dual Meet.

At Kewanee, April 22nd.

50 yard dash—Holt (K) first; Rule (K) second. Time

54-5 seconds.

Standing broad jump—Lowe (K) first; Towndrow (M)

second. Distance, 9 feet, 10 1-4 inches.

Mile run—Hodge (K) first; Teece (K) second. Time 5

minutes 33 seconds.

Hammer throw—Melin (M) first; Trekell (K) second. Distance

99 feet, 7 inches.

100 yard dash—Holt (K) first; Melvin (M) second. Time

10 4-5 seconds.

Running high jump—Cushman (K) first; Morrill (K) second.

Height, 5 feet, 3 inches.

220 yard hurdles—Hodgson (M) .first; Griffen (M) second.

Time, 30 seconds.

Shot put—Towndrow (M) first; Bergen (M) second. Distance,

36 feet, 6 inches.

880 yard run—Richards (M) first; Hamilton (K) second.

Time, 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

Running broad jump—Lowe (K) first; Towndrow (M) second.

Distance, 19 feet, 6 inches.

220 yard dash—Melvin (M) first; Dalheim (M) second.

Time, 25 seconds.

Pole vault—Cushman (K) first; Hodgson (M) second.

Height 9 feet.

440 yard run—Hamilton (K) first; Teece (K) second.

Time 57 2-5 seconds.

Discus throw—Bass (M) first; Melvin (M) second. Distance,

91 feet, 51-2 inches.

Relay race won by Kewanee. Time, 1 minute, 44 seconds.

Total points—Kewanee, 63; Moline, 57.



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The Military Tract Meet

At Monmouth, May 5, 1905

Running broad jump—McClanahan, Monmouth, first;

Towndrow, Moline, second; Duval, Knoxville, third, distance.

20 feet, 81-2 inches.

440 yard dash—Young, Abingdon, first; Rohrer, Canton, second;

Harper, Monmouth and Kelly, Galva, tied for third. Time

57 1-4 seconds.

Pole vault—Nance, Kewanee, first, Glidden, Galva, second;

Marshal, Abingdon, third. Height 9 feet, 11 inches.

100 yard dash—McClanahan, Monmouth, first; Glidden,

Galva, second; Shaffer, Aledo, third. Time, 10 4-5 seconds.

Shot put—Litt, Rock Island, first; Noble, Galesburg, second;

Lingenfelter, Canton, third. Distance, 41 feet, 8 inches.

Standing broad jump—Schwak, Galva, first; Lowe, Kewanee,

second ; Lingenfelter, Canton, third. Distance, 10 feet, 1 1-2


220 yard dash—Holt, Kewanee, first; Kirby, Rock Island,

second; Melvin, Moline, third. Time, 24 3-5 seconds.

Running high jump—Swank, Galesburg, first; Cushman,

Kewanee, second ;Parsons, Monmouth, third. Height, 5 feet,

5 1-2 inches.

50 yard dash—McClanahan,Monmouth, first; Glidden, Galva,

second; Shaffer, Aledo, third. Time, 6 seconds.

Discus throw—Litt, Rock Island, first; Melin, Moline, second;

McMillan, Aledo, third. Distance, 99 feet, 7 inches,

220 yard hurdles—Smith, Rock Island, first; Hodgson, Moline,

second ; Dickinson, Galva third. Time, 29 seconds.

Relay race (half mile) won by Monmouth, Kewanee second


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"Me fater and mutter was Irish, and I'm Irish, too."

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