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o'clock that evening

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When Warren first entered the service of the N. C. Co. at St. Michael,

there had been comparatively small opportunity for him to distinguish himself,

hut to-day, the first of September, seemed destined to bring him into prominence

in the eyes of the company. At precisely noon he was called into the

office of the manager and given orders to take the "Dora" (a forty-foot cruiser

belonging to the company) and with two companions to cross to Nome and be

at H. Jorgenson's residence with a certain sealed waterproof package of papers

before noon the next day. In all the time Warren had been at St. Michael he

had never seen the sound so rough. It was eighty-two miles across, and the

roar of the surf on the beach, lashed into fury by a stiff north wind, was anything

but reassuring.

As partners in this enterprise. Warren selected Steve and Mulvaney, two

other employees of the N. C. Co. Steve was a tall, broad-shouldered Indian.—

a typical Siwash.—with remarkable strength and endurance, who knew more

about gasoline engines than any one else in the company, while Mulvaney, a bighearted,

good-natured Irishman, knew every bit of water in Norton Sound.

Warren informed Steve and Mulvaney that he had requested that they be

sent as companions, and as both were always ready to risk their lives, neither

marlc objection in this instance. So Warren asked them to be on board by six

o'clock that evening. Steve, thinking that for a time it would probably be his

last afternoon on shore, decided to enjoy it fully, so he spent the rest of the

afternoon (and all of his money) U the company's saloon. About five o'clock

he went to supper feeling quite spirited but a little worse for wear. Supper

dispatched, he put on his "mackinaw" and stepped outside. A gust of cold

wind struck him: instinctively, he drew his fur cap over his ears and hurried

to the "Dora."

As he boarded her. he glanced at the indicators on the gasoline tanks; the

forward tank registered about half full,—the aft one about three-quarters full,—

sufficient for the run. Then he descended into the engine-room, primed both

cylinders, turned the switch on, and after rocking the fly wheel a couple of

times threw it against the compression. An immediate response and the engine

started running; soon he slowed it down, and let it run at neutral to get

warmed. These preliminaries finished, Steve ransacked the drawers in the



lockers; liis search brought to light a bottle half-full of "Hootch," two packages

of tobacco, and a package of cigarette papers.

\iy this time the effect of his afternoon session began to tell, and he sat

down on the edge of the bunk, dividing his attention between the cigarettes and

the bottle of •'Hootch." Presently lie heard Warren and Mulvaney come aboard;

he could hear their voices from somewhere forward—he imagined it was from

the pilot house. A few minutes, and he again heard the rapid patter of footsteps

above: then from • over his head came a single clang from the gong.

Unsteadily he rose to his feet, and managed to slip the clutch into "forward";

then he sank back on the bunk. The ''jingle" (signal for more speed) aroused

him long enough to open the throttle a little further. The "Dora." in response

to the advance of speed, plunged head-first into the waves, receiving a deluge

of water over her port bow. careening her far to starboard.

The impact of the wave against the "Dora" hurled Steve out of his bunk,

throwing him against the engine. As he fell, his foot struck the gasoline feedpipe,

and a hob-nail in his shoe punctured it slightly, causing a fine, thread-like

stream to spurt forth. Steve, in his drunken condition, did not notice this.

With a little trouble, he managed to put up the sides of his bunk and to turn

in, intending to sleep off his racking headache.

Meanwhile Warren and Mulvaney, ignorant of Steve's condition, divided

i he evening into four-hour watches. Warren, who had the first watch, was

having difficulty in keeping the course, for the waves kept striking them on

the port bow. causing the "Dora" to swing off her course to starboard.

1 four after hour passed with nothing to break the monotony. The big

thirty horse-power Sterling engine ran with a regularity that was almost aggravating—never

missing a stroke; again and again Warren caught himself counting

the explosions for lack of something better to do.

About three bells Warren changed the course. They had been making a

bee-line for Nome, but now, fearing the heavy seas. Warren headed the "Dora"

closer in to shore, under the lee of the land, and, when about two miles from

shore, stood off and ran parallel to it. At four bells he woke Mulvaney to

take his trick at the wheel, and turned in for a much-needed rest.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

At eight bells, and while they were yet a good fifteen miles from Nome,

Steve awoke, nearly suffocated by the fumes of gasoline. Without realizing

what he was doing he fumbled in his pocket, drew out a match and struck it;

he was conscious of a terrific explosion and of being hurled through space.

When he regained consciousness, he found himself twenty feet from the "Dora,"

severely burned, and lying across a portion of the cabin roof. The hull of the

cruiser was a mass of flames, and her cabin and pilot-house lay scattered in the

waters. This was about all lie could make out by the light of the burning


About eight bells, Mulvaney, thinking he could discern the lights of Nome

in the distance, turned to arouse Warren. As he did so. he felt the boat

tremble, and then, with a rt>ar, the pilot-house, Warren, and himself shot into

the air. Mulvaney grabbed his half-dazed companion, and managed somehow to

clear the wreck of the pilot-house before it struck the water.



When Warrcn came in contact with the icy water lie quickly revived.

Luckily both Mulvancy ancl he were excellent swimmers.'so they set out to sec

if they could find Steve. On rounding the "Dora" they came upon him badly

burned. Taking his raft in tow, they started for the beach two miles away.

They had not proceeded four hundred yards before the gasoline tanks exploded

in rapid succession, sending a cloud of sparks and burning planks high

into the air,—then inky blackness closed in again.

After nearly two hours of desperate swimming, the crew of the stricken

"Dora" finally reached the shore. But here another disappointment awaited

them, the shore for some distance back was nothing but rocks. Worn out

by their exertions, the castaways dropped from sheer lack of strength, unmindful

of the rugged, barnacle-covered resting place, thankful for their escape from

r watery grave.

Warren tumbled into a blissful unconsciousness: how long he slept he could

not tell, for the night was still as dark as pitch. The wind had abated

slightly, but he knew that be had been awakened by some other sound.—a

sound that seemed out of place with his surroundings. He listened with straining

car, and sat up quickly when he heard it again, faint yet distinct. Was

that the howling of the wind.—or !iad he really heard the sound of a human

voice coming from the direction of the waters of the sound!

Suddenly, during a lull of the wind, it came again, sharp and clear, an

unmistakable, long drawn out "A-h-o-y"!

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

On board the L'nited States Revenue cutter "l!ear," bound from Seattle

to Nome, all was quiet: the lookout forward at the bow. the quartermaster at

the wheel (his face illumined by the binnacle light) and the captain pacing to

;md fro upon the bridge, were the only visible signs of life aboard.

Only her running lights showed and, as she moved silently through the

heavy seas, one might have imagined her a phantom ship.

Suddenly the captain ceased his pacing, for off to the north a faint fla'2

of light burst into view, burned for awhile, threw up a little volcano of fire,

and then all was dark again; following this, down wind, came faintly the reports

of two explosions.

"Looked something like the glare of the northern lights!" muttered the

Quartermaster almost to himself.

"Yes." said the Captain, as he reached behind the binnacle for a pair of

marine glasses suspended against the wall,—ancl in his mind'e eye he saw the

great curve the Arctic Circle made to the south,—almost to this very sea in

front of him.

"Yes. they tcr;v northern lights all right, but not the kind you mean."

At that he tapped the bell hanging in front of the pilot-house, ancl, shortly

afterwards, a dim figure climbed the steps and a gruff voice bellowed from

below: "Aye. aye: sir." It was the boatswain.

"Place Swanson aloft in the crow's nest and put an additional man, with

sharp eyes, as lookout in the bow. Distress signals have been seen about six

miles away, one-quarter point off the starboard bow: have th'e gig's crew ready."

"Aye, aye; sir," and the boatswain's whistle mingled with the whistle of the




Shadowy forms hurried on deck, davits creaked, and the long outlines of

the gig swung outboard over the cutter's side.

"What's the course?" demanded the captain of the quartermaster.

"Due north, sir."

"Make it 'north, one-quarter east,'" said the captain.

"North, one-quarter east, sir," repeated the quartermaster, indicating that

the change had been made.

An hour passed; the r irst officer came on deck to relieve the captain. The

captain turned to the indicator and swung it to "half speed ahead,"—the

answering ring came from the engine-room and the slowing of the engines

could be plainly noticed; at the same instant the cry rang out from the bow:

"Land ho! Dead ahead"!

"Port your helm—hard a-povt," yelled the captain.

"Hard a-port, sir!"


"Steady, sir."

Jingle went the indicator as the captain swung it around and stopped it.

''Full speed astern." Heavily the cutter began to back. As her headway

ceased, the indicator was swung to "stop."

"Lower the gig." called the captain to the mate.

"Man the gig!" yelled the mate; "lower away!" and the gig disappeared

over the side into the darkness.

It was the mate's voice that came booming: "A-h-o-y"! over the waters,

through the night.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

That ringing cry galvanized the exhausted crew of the "Dora" into new life.

But after their first answering shouts they realized that no human voice could

carry against that wind, and that unless some means were quickly found to

signal their presence the searchers would return to the ship without them.

As they ran along the rock-lined shore, yelling themselves hoarse in their

anxiety to attract the attention of the gig, to their unbounded astonishment,

there came from the cutter a report like that of a gun and from

the ship swung a long, sinuous curve of light like a rocket. Up and on it came,

above the land, until, almost overhead, it burst with a loud explosion, and

behold! there came, floating along the wind, a soft blue ball of fire,—that wonderful

signal of the navy—the COSTE.V LIGHT—which, when it bursts, holds its

place for fully ten minutes, illuminating everything in its vicinity. And now

they on the rocks were seen!

Boom! sounded the gun again, again came the whistling of the signal rocket

—up. up. higher and farther; and again the explosion. But this time a red

ball floated softly down, and. by the gleam from the Coston Lights, the gig

stood in to shore, and carried the excited and exhausted mariners to the


The next day, about ten o'clock, the "Bear" landed the three safely at

Nome; and when they went ashore each had, as a prized possession, one of the

Coston signal rockets, which the captain had presented to them, and which each

swore produced the "grandest Northern Lights" the world had ever seen.


W. C. BENNETT, June '15.




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Once a year the city of Salinas. Monterey County, sets aside a week.,

usually late in July, during which the California Rodeo takes place. The

streets are gaily decorated, and are crowded with cow-boys and cow-girls who

have come from all parts of California and even from other States to try their

skill in handling horses and cattle. Every day races, games on horse-back,

and contests in broncho-breaking, bull-riding, lassooing. bull-dogging, and

fancy riding and rope-throwing are held, and many a thrill is felt before the

afternoon is over.

"I'.ig Week." as the event is called in the vicinity, is not a circus. The

purpose is far higher. And those who take part in the contests are real cowboys

and cow-girls, not paid for going through their "stunts" before an audience,

but riding in open competition, where the best man carries off the prize.

In short, the affair is an effort to show the public what the life, the work and

the pleasure, of the Western cow-puncher is.

The day starts with a parade of several hundred riders. Tt is formed in

town and moves out to the rodeo grounds on the outskirts of the city. After

passing along the track before the grand-stand, the riders turn back and line

their horses up behind the low fence which borders the track on the opposite

side. Most of the events take place in the space between.

The thing that first impresses the spectator is the myriad of bright colors

presented by the throng of men on the other side of the track. Gay clothes

strike a weak spot in most cow-boys, who put as many brilliant shades into

their holiday apparel as possible. The large cow-boy hat is almost universally

worn, and around the neck is often fastened a bright red or blue bandana

handkerchief. Next to his chaps, I believe, the cow-puncher prizes his "special

occasion" shirt. Silk and flannel shirts of blazing yellow, red. green, purple

and blue are worn, and often two or even three of these colors arc combined.

The chaps, made of goat skin, with the long soft hair left on. are usually

white or glossy black, but many wear chaps as brilliant as their shirts, and

some have one leg dyed one color and the other another. A few wear leather

ones, studded with shiny metal rivets, with a wide leather flap on the side of

each leg. Most of the punchers wear high-heeled riding-boots and spurs.

Strange to say. the cow-girls do not indulge in fancy and highly-colored

raiment. They are usually content with a cow-boy hat. khaki blouse and ridingskirt,

and high-laced leather boots. Some wear bandana handkerchiefs about

their necks.

The first event of the afternoon is the bull-riding contest. The animal is

driven into a small pen. where a girth, to which the rider may hold, is

fastened about his body. The rider mounts and the gate is opened. The bull

rushes out and is sent past the grand-stand by a chorus of whoops and pistolsshots

from the cow-boys. Snorting and bellowing he runs, and tries his best

to unseat the man on his back. Sometimes he docs, but more often gives up

and runs till he is roped. Then the victorious puncher mounts a horse and

rides past the grand-stand to acknowledge the applause.


In the lassooing contest a steer is turned loose and followed by two cowhoys.

It is the duty of one to throw a noose over his horns and slow him up

so that the other may get his rope about the hind legs of the animal. When

this is done, the steer is easily pulled from his feet. The officials judge by the

amount of time consumed and the accuracy of the ropers.

Bull-dogging a steer is the most sensational and thrilling work of the

day. A steer is turned loose some distance up the track and pursued by two

men on horses. The first man is to do the bull-dogging and the second is to

ride on the other side of the steer and prevent him from turning as the bulldogger

comes alongside. The bull-dogger rides upon the steer from behind,

and as his horse pnsses the animal, he reaches down, secures a hold on its

horns and slips from the saddle onto the head of the beast. To bring it to a

stop, he puts his legs out before him and braces them on the ground. When

the steer lias stopped running, the battle between man and brute is on. The

man reaches down with one hand and secures a hold in the mouth or nostrils

of the creature. He then gets one leg over a horn and puts his weight on it

while he pulls the steer's head up on the other side with his hands. This

tortures the animal and makes it difficult for him to breathe and he falls in

the direction in which the man twists bis head. Often, however, a steer is

stubborn and runs just when it seems that he will be thrown. He carries the

man on his head with no trouble and the latter is forced to hold to the horns

with both hands to avoid being shaken off, and he must get his hold all over

again when he stops the animal. Sometimes indeed he is shaken off or becomes

exhausted before the steer does.

There is more interest and competition in broncho-breaking than in any

other event, possibly because the largest cash prizes are offered. A horse is by

far a better bucker than a bull. While a bull plunges straight ahead in long,

stiff-legged bounds with head lowered in an effort to dislodge his rider and

then gives up, a wild horse generally uses three methods of attack and stays

with it much longer. A horse tries bucking with back arched and head lowered,

then leaps into the air, landing with fore-legs rigid. If these tactics

are not successful in throwing the rider, some horses will rear and throw

themselves over backwards in an effort to fall on him.

The riders are judged by their ability to "scratch" their mounts. For

a rider to "scratch" a broncho is to run his spurs over the horse's back and

sides. Naturally it is much easier for a person to keep the saddle with his

feet in the most convenient position; accordingly the more space a cow-boy can

run his spurs over while his horse is bucking, the better his riding. To "pull

leather," that is, to clutch any part of his saddle in order to stay on. is a disgraceful

thing for any puncher to do, and immediately eliminates him as a


A wild horse is led out and up to a trained horse on the back of which

is a man, who draws his head up close and blindfolds him. Then he is saddled

and the man who is to ride him mounts, holding the halter-rope (for he is not

allowed a bridle) in one hand, and his hat in the other to "fan" the animal.

The horse is then turned loose and the blind taken from his eyes. He immediately

leaps away, bucking his way past the grand-stand. As he goes along,


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ihc other cow-boys whoop and shoot their guns and throw their hats, and

cries of "Ride 'im, cow-boy: ride 'im, cow-boy." "Fan Mm," and "Scratch 'ini"

are heard above the din. If the rider is not thrown, lie is brought back behind

another man on horse-back and receives his applause.

Relay racing is another exciting- feature of the rodeo. Each rider uses four

mounts. He must change his saddle from one horse to the next after each

lap and speed in doing this has much to do in deciding this event. The pony

express is similar, differing only in that the rider has all four horses saddled

before the race and jumps from one to another. Other events arc the chuckwagon

race, cow-girls" race, stake race, potato race, and the tug-of-war on


The last event on each day's program is usually the wild horse race. It

furnishes much amusement and is exciting as well as funny. Fifteen or twenty

wild horses are brought out and saddled, and. when all are ready, the riders

get into their saddles, and a gun is fired to start the race. The blinds are

pulled from the horses' eyes and they all start to buck at once. The first

rider to coax his mount around the track wins. Some horses start out well

and run steadily most of the way, only to buck or turn out of the course a

few yards from the finish. Others buck all the way, while some do not leave

tlie starting-line.

This yearly rodeo at Salinas is a spectacle which everyone should see. As

the years pass and the population of the United States increases. land values

rise and the vast cattle ranges are cut up into small farms, and irrigation

systems are installed. As the large ranges go. so pass the swaggering, bowlegged,

happy-go-lucky cow-boys, and now in only a few regions do the}" fare as

before. May Salinas' "Big Week" continue to do its share in keeping alive

that spark of interesting life of the Western cow-puncher.


S*jnn«tattim nf "prnff

The hall door banged loudly. Some one bounded up the staircase in

great leaps, with steps joyous and elastic. A sound of puffing and blowing

—as though the noisy one found it difficult to keep pace with his agile,

wholly youthful feet—reached the ears of "ProfF." alias Thomas, Harland,

as he sat reading in his room. He recognized at once the characteristic

approach of his roommate. Max Everett, and laid down his very interesting

book with 'a sigh of resignation. The advent of Max usually created a

disturbance. A moment later the door opened and a tall, young fellow precipitated

himself into the room.

"O. I say, Proff," he exclaimed, "stop mooning for awhile, can't you?

Got some pleasant news for you."

He thing himself into a chair and rested from his exertions. "Proff"

wiped his glasses and stared absently at the opposite wall. Irritated by this

lack of interest. Max stretched out a long leg and gave him a gentle kick.

"Wake up, old man." "Proff" recalled himself with a start. "As I

said before." continued Max calmly, "I have some pleasant news. You

know the Kingslcys—fine chaps, both he and his wife." (Max meant no



disrespect. He was only very young.) "Well—er—I was calling on Miss

Kingsley, and in popped the old couple, and they invited you and 'yours

truly' to spend the summer months at their place up the river. Seems

they're getting up a party of friends to make things jolly up there; they're

rich and can afford it. you know. So I bit immediately; said you'd be delighted

and all that sort of thing. You are, aren't you, Proff?" he finished

rather doubtfully, for the silence was not promising.

Thomas Harland adjusted his glasses upon his nose and opened his

book, frowning slightly.

"It is rather late to be consulting me now," he said, turning the pages

slowly. "I'.ut since you mention it, I will state that it is exactly the opposite

of being delightful to me. You know 1 detest crowds and you had no

business accepting—but it can't be helped now, I suppose." Having found

his place in the book, he subsided. A soft, little twitter in the corner of

the room, however, made him peer over his glasses at Max somewhat

defiantly. "If I go. Greeny goes too." he announced, challenge ringing in

his voice. Greeny was Harland's pet canary, his devotion to it often

impelling Max to call him an "old maid.'' And they generally argued

strenuously about taking it along on their vacation trips.

I'.ut on the present occasion Max felt a little guilty about the liberty

he had taken and forebore. "O Greeny, of course," he assented contemptuously

and stood up. yawning. "Well, I'm going to turn in. Coining?"

"Pretty soon." answered Harland. as Max disappeared into the other

room. But long af.er a wan moon and a few pale stars looked in upon him

still sitting by the table, tirelessly turning page after page, and perusing

treatise after treatise.

They were very opposite beings, these two. People thought it strange

that they roomed together and were such friends. But they had known

each other from childhood, and each well understood the vagaries of the

other. Then they were both orphans ;ind a tie of sympathy, which all

orphans feel, bound them together. One never feels so lonesome with a

person who is in the same boat as himself as with the fellow who is always

talking of "Dad" and "Mother" and the "Kiddies" at home, and making

an ache come into the heart with longing for near ones too. Having seen

daylight ten years before his friend made his appearance, Harland felt a sort

of paternal regard and care for the big, boyish Max. Each was endowed

with enough wordly goods to enable him to get along very well, even without

working; but it can be said that Thomas Harland, in his line, worked

too hard and Max Everett not enough.

Harland was a quiet, unobtrusive man, seldom associating with anyone

but Max, having an intense dislike for crowds and anything approaching

jollity, and a passion for quiet study. He had been admitted to the bar,

but had never followed the profession—too much publicity, he felt. Being

alone so much, and seeing so little of every-day life, he could not have been

other than a trifle narrow-minded, backward, and rather mediaeval in his

ideas—a "fogy," as Max inelegantly but expressively defined it.

"If everyone were like you," Max would remark frankly, "the world

would be one great undertaking establishment."






"And if everybody were like you," W.irlancl would retort, "it v*ould be

one continual circus-parade."

It was Max who, remarking on the scholarly appearance of his friend,

fastened to him the appellation of "professor,"' and finding that too long,

siiprteiicd it to "Proff."

If was not strange, then, that Harland felt discomfited at the prospect

of a summer spent in the midst of a band of vacation merry-makers, and it

was with ill-graced reluctance that he bade farewell to his quiet rooms.

Max. on the contrary, felt greatly elated, and in the lightness of his heart,

turned and blew a hearty kiss to the landlady, who stood in the doorway

watching them depart. And even the fact that he had to carry the birdcage,

wrapped in a newspaper, as a punishment for getting Harland inlo:

this "mix-up" could not dampen his ardor.

ft was very quiet out there under the great, gnarled oak, very tranquil

and cool and pleasant—with that exquisite odor of buds and blossoms and

growing green things permeating the air—and Harland leaned back in his

chair contentedly. Among the fragrant leaves above. Greeny sent forth his

appreciation of life in general, in throbbing trills of pure delight. Harland

drew forth his morning paper and began to peruse it lazily. This he did

every morning, rain or shine, in the firm belief that reading the papers—

discriminated*, of course—was in itself an education. To-day he felt an

added sense of security from disturbance, for the others had gone on a berry

raid among the surrounding hills. And—blessed fact!—they had taken with

them all those sweet, silly things called •'Summer Girls." He never had a

moment's peace when they were around—somehow or other they got on his

nerves. To him they seemed all eyes, and soft, fluffy ruffles, and featherbrains.

This day, then—minus the "Summer Girls"—was idealistic. Harland

placed his paper over his face, closed his eyes and drifted away on a

sea of dreams.

It did not last long. Suddenly, with a dull thud, something hit the

newspaper—incidentally his nose—and rolled into his lap. Indignantly

Harland sat up and examined the enemy's missile. It was a ball, small and

hard. Then he glanced up—and saw the Enemy. Shade of the lost Persian

blue! One of those creatures he most feared—a Summer Girl! A frown

—dark as the cellar in which Moses happened to be when the light went

out—gathered upon his hrow.

The Enemy moved first. "Did you find my ball? O, thank you." calmly

appropriating it. "Isn't it lucky it didn't fall in the long grass? I'd never

have found it."

llarland was too choked with emotion to retaliate. Greeny, however,

did his part manfully. Having witnessed the assault upon his master's

person, he expressed his disapproval in loud, sharp notes of protest, thus

drawing the Enemy's attention toward himself.

'•What a darling little dicky-bird!" she exclaimed enthusiastically.

Then, producing an apple from somewhere—she seemed to be a most



resourceful young person—she bit off a large piece and placed it between

the bars of his prison. Greeny looked at it suspiciously, pecked at it

daintily—and continued to scold; he tasted it again more generously—and

ceased. It was bribery, pure and simple.

Harland, watching, rubbed his injured member furtively. The girl's

quick eye caught the gesture.

"O, did it hit your poor nose!" she exclaimed penitently. "I'm so

sorry. I just threw it in fun—"

Harland muttered something about "the friskiness of young cats,"

whereupon she stamped her foot angrily.

"Horrid! I didn't know your nose was behind that old paper."

"Where did you then deem it to be?" inquired Harland with crushing


"I don't know. I—I didn't think."

"Indeed? In this world it sometimes pays to think," said Harland

icily, and returned to the solace of his paper.

The girl, with a defiant swish of skirts, turned on her heel and left

him, not, however, until he had heard the low-spoken words, "grouchy old

bear." Without rhyme or reason, there occurred to him the saying, "All

work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." After some reflection he decided

that he had been unnecessarilv rude to this unknown "Summer Girl."

That was the beginning. Soon after, Harland met her at an affair given

by his hostess, found that her name was Lucy Channing, and that she was

one of a party camping several miles up the river. Also, he was snubbed

unmercifully. This did not disturb his equanimity in the least—that is, at

first. One does not like to be snubbed continually, however, and so out of

sheer perversity he tried to make amends for his past misbehavior. The

"grouchy old bear" became a very gentle, talkative and engaging young

fellow—the kind one meets everywhere. Seeing that he had at last come

to his senses, Lucy Channing's snubbings ceased, and she received his attention

as her due long denied.

Now, Miss "Summer Girl" was very fond of (lancing, and was considerably

shocked when she discovered that Harland could not equilibrate

himself about a ballroom floor. Fearful of losing caste, he endeavored to

acquire the graceful art in his room, but always when the prying eye of

Max could not behold him. Once, by the best of good luck. Max happened

to stop before the closed door of their room, and hearing a shuffling noise

within—the like of which he had never before heard—stooped and peeked

through the keyhole, livery now and then Harland crossed his vision, in

frantic motion, his arm raised in a graceful curve, encircling an imaginary

waist-line: all of which delighted Max to the verge of convulsions. Being

himself an expert at dancing, he considered it his duty to aid a friend in

difficulty. Harland felt extremely ruffled when he discovered that he had

had an audience, and only after much persuasion did he consent to become

a pupil of Max.

Max was for some time greatly nonplused at the singular behavior of




the "old hermit."' but finally arrived at the true cause of it. Nevertheless,

it astonished him not a little when—on noting- the disappearance of Greeny

—his query as to where it had gone brought to light the news that it was

now a prized possession of Miss Lucy—she having expressed her admiration

for the little songster. In other ways, also, Harland discarded his "oldmaid"

attributes. And meanwhile, Max waited impatiently for the climax.

Tt came one delicious day in midsummer, when Harland accompanied

Miss Lucy on a ramble across country. She was in a merry mood, and

laughed and chatted continually.

"Isn't the air invigorating." said she confidingly. "It makes one feel so

happy. Didn't you ever feel so tickled that you could hug every one in

sight, without any particular reason?"

Had Harland been his former self, he would have growled. "Foolish

question No. 916." and let it go at that. Instead he looked around. There

was no one in sight save his companion.

"That's the way I feel now," he confessed, and looked his reason.

Miss Lucy pretended not to understand, and continued the conversation.

"I have a strong inclination to kiss you." ventured Harland at last.

"And I have a strong objection," retorted Miss Lucy.

"And which is the stronger?" persisted Harland, with amazing audacity.

Miss Lucy pondered a space, brows drawn in indecision. Then, in a

very low voice. "Yours," she said, and moved to a safer distance, finally

fleeing panic-stricken before him.

What would Max have thought had lie seen the very dignified "old

hermit" chasing a maid across a meadow? It is impossible to speculate how

keenly he would have enjoyed it. No doubt he would probably have pronounced

it better than anything the Orpheum had ever staged.

Like the noble youth of Keats' "Grecian Urn," Harland might still have

been chasing the fleet Lucy, had she not stumbled and fallen—whether

accident or not, she alone can tell.

"No fair." protested she. as Harland came up, breathless but still determined.

"All's fair in love and war," reasoned Harland. the logician, relentlessly

enacting his inclination. Which but illustrates how the deepest of ruts is

not always unalterable, and how a circumstance may depend upon a smile.

Of course. Max had to be told, although it really wasn't necessary. One

glance at them was sufficient. "Holy buckets! It's come at last." that gentleman

exclaimed, watching their approach.

"Max." said Harland. guiltily, very red of face, "you once said some one

might to take care of this young—"

"Cat." interposed Miss Lucy innocently, remembering a former occasion.

"—this young lady." continued Harland. intent only on getting through

with this most difficult task. "And—and so I volunteered."

"Very charitable of you. "Proff.' old boy," said Max warmly. Then the

irrepressible element in him bubbled up. "So Greeny"s back in the family

again," he chuckled gleefully, and he bestowed upon them a very fatherly




to a

To explain thoroughly and definitely the method, or teach the art of shortstory

writing, is a task far too great for even the most skilled writer. For

there are as many different methods, as many different styles as there are

individual imaginations and separate channels of life. Poc, the romancer;

Hawthorne, the mystic and the dreamer; Bret Harte. the painter of latter-day

virile American life: all were unexcelled short-story authors; and yet their

works are as widely divergent in style, method and purpose as were their own

characters. Their stories are alike only in that they were, and still are,

successful; for each author seemed to know instinctively what, in a story,

constitutes success.

And now, realizing that there are no definite rules, let us descend from

the lofty height of Hawthorne. Poc and Pi ret Harte to the level of our own

school-life, with the object of learning how to write a story that will be. in

some degree, successful.

Above all. before beginning to write, have some idea of a plot or some

purpose to express, else the nearest you will get to writing a story will be a

few wandering sentences. A plot will not obligingly form itself while you sit

waiting for it. He wlio sits with pencil in hand, while he racks his brain for

the nucleus of a story will only scribble Jeffs. Happy Hooligans or Gibson Girls

upon the border of his paper: ami the attempt will end in failure. For, in

truth, a blank sheet, staring upward, is not a fanning breeze, but a wet blanket

upon the fires of imagination. And it is in the imagination that the ability to

obtain a plot lies. Therefore, cultivate your imagination, awaken it, and use it.

and you will not lack plots galore. There is an abundance of story material

in this world, if we but keep our eyes open and our imaginations alive. When

we see or hear of some incident of interest—no matter how slight—we should

store it away in our memories, elaborate upon it. or bank other incidents

around, and some clay it will be of use—either in connection with these other

incidents, or by itself, in its elaborated form.

A "good" plot, briefly defined, is one that is full of interesting incidents,

following quickly, one upon the other, and making a strong heart appeal. Of

course, rapid-sequence of action means a sacrifice of description and explanation,

because there is little time or space for these. Piiit the reader wants

neither, or he would go to a different source. He wants his interest aroused

and held by the short-story, and any unnecessary diversions bore.

The human interest is important. One may not miss this at first, if the

incidents are exciting enough, but the final, lasting impression is influenced

most by the heart appeal. To gain this you must study character and action,

human character as it really is. and the motives of human action: as long as

you write of real people the heart interest will not be lacking. Common sense

points out the folly of writing of unreal people. We all dislike the "goodygoody"

hero and heroine, with impossible virtues, because we know they are

not human. And, for the same reason, we dislike the man with every conceivable

fault and vice. Man is a composite of good and evil. The reader,

who is only human, realizes this and wants to read of "ordinary" people like







The story, as a whole, is not easy of execution, because, though it is brief,

it must be a unit, expressing unity of purpose, else it will seem but a chapter

from some larger work. The characters should be few; the fewer, the more

opportunity the writer has of clearly defining and analyzing them, for the

reader should thoroughly understand each one.

The setting is another essential element. The characters must live in a

definite place and a definite time. Your reader is a curious creature, whose

curiosity must be satisfied. His questions where and when did it happen must

be answered.

Danger lies in choosing threadbare subjects, old plots worked over, conventional

characters, or characters unreal. To avoid the first three, one must

seek originality—which, however, does not mean "frcakishncss." Although

so-and-so, successful in the literary world, writes in a certain style, with certain

well-known characters, and with plots more or less characteristically his own,

you cannot win success by imitating him and his ideas, characters, plots. Strike

out for yourself: use your own experiences and observations of life. Be as

individual as you wish and you may reap a harvest richer than his. The

world is always eager for the new. the "different"—in a word the original.

For aeons it has been tired of "the same old thing, in the same old way."

thinly veneered over.

Style, too. is very important. Brevity and simplicity are essentials. The

most beautiful, the noblest thoughts, are frequently clothed in simple diction.

Beginners often try to write like "old-timers." or in what they intend shall be

a lofty, exalted tone, and they so overdo it that the result is ridiculous.

Pomposity and affectation make one reject the story and scorn the writer. You

should try to iiake your dialogue as natural and direct as possible, so that

it may advance, but never retard the action of the story.

It ought not to be necessary to mention paragraphing, sentence-structure,

spelling and punctuation. They arc but mechanical and can easily be mastered;

but if they be slighted, the story's form will suffer.

You needn't worry about these points while actually writing: it will

•hinder both your imagination and your power of expression. Lint, after the

story is completed, read it critically and. remembering your rules, rectify the


Lastly, if your story isn't accepted don't give up. Try again. Your second

may be better than the fir«t. and so on. Practice is a great educator. The

most successful writers have survived, having many manuscripts rejected.

S. H. L.

About Getting On.

The positive, comparative, and superlative degrees of getting on in the

world are—get on. get honor, get honest.

Her Friend I suppose, now that you are married, your husband

doesn't bring flowers any more?

Mrs. Youngbridc—O, yes, he does! Only last night he brought home

a cauliflower.



A monthly, published by the Students of Lowell High School.


TOLA G. RIESS. '13, Editor.

ROBERT BERNSTEIN, '14, Associate. VICTOR GALVIN, '14, Assistant.


GEORGE BROWN. '13. School Notes.

MELVILLE KAUFMANN, '13. Organizations.

CLIFFYCE NEVIN. "14, Organizations.

DINO L1PPI. '14. Organizations.

ANITA VEXKER", '14. Exchanges.

WILLIAM RENDER. '14. Athletics.

EDWARD WAGEXER. "13. Athletics.


DOROTHY Lc MAY. '13. Girls' Athletics.






VICTOR L. FURTH, '14, Manager.

ESMOND SCHAPIRO. '14. Associate.




Ah, yes, we know that we are utterly disregarding that old tradition—

almost an unwritten law—of addressing the first editorial of the term to the

Freshmen. Rut we think of you. beginners, not as an

THE REAL alien body, separate, which must be given advice and

SCHOOL SPIRIT welcome and warning galore before you can become

real Lowellites. You were Lowcllites the moment you

first crossed Lowell's threshold; and of course you are welcome. Docs anything

deny the breath which gives it life? And so what follows—a little

of advice and some warning—concerns you, the new life-breath of Lowell,

as intimately as it does the older elements—all higher classmen.

We have heard so much of "School Spirit," and of "doing something

for Lowell.'' and have been urged so repeatedly to support our teams, our

organizations, and school journal, that we arc apt to think that "School

Spirit" consists only of "doing something for Lowell" in athletics, in debate,

or school-journalism: and we congratulate ourselves when we succeed in

so doing. But is this the real school spirit or just a parr of it: and,


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if it is the whole, is such school spirit worth striving our hardest to

attain? ;

The term "School Spirit" is indefinite. But can we not read into it

some deeper, truer meaning than has been our wont? Lowell, established

and supported to give to the younger generation opportunities of education .

and training, cannot give unless we take. What greater service, then,

can we render our school than that of justifying its very existence by

taking intelligently what it offers, and of making it famed far and wide for

its high standard of scholarship. A school is judged mostly by its custom

of '"Godspceding" from its doors intelligent, capable, thoughtful beings,

who may readily be adapted by Society, to its service and enrichment.

Perhaps the highest school spirit may be reached, not through the desire

of doing something showy for Lowell—just because we think we ought to.

but of doing something worthy for ourscltrs—all because we wan/ to. To place

the consideration of one's own welfare before Lowell's is neither selfish nor

disloyal. It is what Lowell asks, what her supporters, our parents, desire.

One need not be a "book-worm" or a "dig" to do this: and the activities

of the school need scarcely be neglected. Yet if there must be a sacrifice of

one. let it be of the activities, for ordinarily they are less important in our

future careers. Many go through school unexcelled in athletics, stars of field

and track, who develop their brawn at the expense of their brain, and who are

afterwards available for little more than raw labor. Another class of "students"

look upon the school as a place for a social time. and. all arrayed in charming

plumage, come, seemingly, to create fun and frivolity, and to kill time.

Fun and Frivolity stand behind the F's upon our report cards. Dalliance

behind the D's, but only Serious Study can bring the S's. And looking

ahead into after years, which is best to have built a foundation of life upon?

Thomas Starr King says. "Be sure of the foundation of your life. Know why

you live as you do. Lie ready to give a reason for it. . . . Make it a

matter of certainty and science."

So. we sec it all means more than a simple little F. D or S. a frown, a

shrug of the shoulders, a mother's reproof or approval. Realizing this, let us

discard the marks of lesser aim. and let us remember, followers of '"School

Spirit." to serve ourselves worthily is to serve Lowell: to be successful in life.

"We may have the cake without the frosting, but never the frosting without

the cake."

Poor. weak, little pussy, who can't "meow" for himself, but must borrow

somebody else's "meow." and must continue to borrow all through

his aimless little life! lie is either so disinterested

THE "COPY CAT" or so lazy.—that any kind of effort would really be

too much. It is a snrry fact, that his kind is very

numerous, and very brazen: and he doesn't mind if others know him for what

he is. Else why does he openly—and without thought of concealment or

shame—copy the other fellow's work, and thus receive the other fellow's mark'.'

The "copy cat" is far from being as harmless as he appears, and ought to 1x4

chased out of the building with that most efficient of brooms—the conscience.--;


It is with regret that we announce the loss of our former faculty member,

Mr. Rhodes, who has accepted the principal-ship of the Laguna Honda School.

His absence is keenly felt by all. because of his generous interest in the school

and its activities. He was our treasurer, cafeteria manager, car-book man, etc.

It was largely through his efforts that the cafeteria was established. Both

the faculty and student bodies wish him success in his new position.

Lowell has four new teachers this term among the faculty. Mr. McKinley

.comes to us from the University of California, where he taught Latin the past

year. This teacher—who takes Mr. Rhodes' place—has two degrees, Harvard

A. M., Ph. D., and University of Oregon A. 13.

Mr. C. E. Taylor is a graduate of the Ohio Northern University, from

which he obtained an M. S. degree. Last year he was teacher of mathematics

in Kern County School.

Mr.. G. Carton received his degrees—A. M. and A. 13.—from Central

College, Missouri, lie also comes from Kern County High.

Mr. Richardson has been teaching in various universities throughout the

United States, lie obtained his degree of Ph. D. at the University of Leipzig.

Miss M. E. McGrcw. a graduate of the Universities of California and

Chicago, has been substituting for Mr. Nourse. Up to this year she was head

of the Classical Department of the Rockfurd (111.) College.

Soon after the opening of school, Mr. Nourse was stricken with appendicitis.

We have missed him greatly, and are glad to have with us again one

so truly interested in ourselves and our school.

Miss Hodgkinson is again with us after a prolonged European tour. Most

of the time she was in Italy, studying archreology and attending the University

of Rome.

Last term three girls—Myrtle Fitschen, Elizabeth Ruggles and Myrtle

Oser—were awarded gold L's for going through Lowell without a single D

or F. But as for the boys—ahem!

The June '13 Senior dance, which was held on Thursday evening, June 8,

was, of course, a grand success. Though Puckctt's Hall is one of the largest

halls in the city, it didn't lack for occupants—which is but another way of

saying it was rather crowded. But—the more the merrier.


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The Freshman reception took place in th.e Auditorium, Monday, August

11, Melville Kaufmann, president of Dec. .'13.'conducting. Mr. Morton spoke

on Lowell ideals. George Brown explained the purpose of the L. H. S. S. A.

and ended by pleading with the little ones to give up a dime every month.

Thai Mr. Koch awed them with a speech on athletics, and Bob Bernstein

finished the job by insisting that THE LOWELL must be supported to be successful—which

fact Sophs and Juniors and Seniors alike seem not to realize.

On Friday afternoon, August 15, in the Auditorium, Mr. Paul Gerson, of

the Gerson Dramatic School, gave a very pleasing lecture and demonstration

of the art of oratory, he himself enacting scenes from several of Shakespeare's

plays. The entertainment was under the auspices of the Debating Society.

The Executive Committee has elected H. Goldstone. Orchestra Representative,

and Elise Watrous and Victor Galvin to the Students' Affairs Committee,

to fill the vacancies of Esther Halm and Gregory Harrison.

A new course has been added this term, which has the distinction of

being more lively than any other. It is Gymnastics. The instructors are Miss

Bowman for the girls and Mr. Koch for the boys. And now all the girls are

talking about "Jim."

Dec. '13 elected the following officers for their final term: President. Melville

Kaufmann: Vice-President. Mildred Fulcher: Secretary. Easter Beetle:

Treasurer. Ed. Elkins; Scrgeant-at-Arms. Dwight Mitchell: Class Representative.

Louis Less.

The lune '14 class will be guided by: President. A. Sclnnulowitz: Vice-

Presidcnt, Miss Cowan: Secretary. "Lew" Powell: Treasurer. James Conrado;

Sergeant-at-Arms, F. Brownlce: Class Representative, Miss C. Furth.

The officers of Dec. '14 are: President, A. Osborne: Vicc-Prcsidcnt. B.

Anderson: Secretary. Miss M. Kane; Treasurer. E. Schapiro: Representative,

Alberta Jackson.

The Executive Committee has elected Mr. Koch. Treasurer: Mr. Rogers,

Faculty Representative to the A. A. L., and Mr. Crofts to the Student Body.

Ed. Wagencr has been elected student A. A. L. Representative.

One enterprising class has already marked out a social program. The

lune "15 class arc arranging for a dance some time this term. The committee

consists of Louis Emery. Charles Wissing. Walter Pratt. Francis McCloughry,

Lorraine Sands and Helen Morissy.

The following estimates were granted by the Executive Committee: Football.

$257.15: Boys' Basketball. $61: Baseball. $17: Track. $31: Swimming,

$13; Boys' Tennis. $7.50: Girls" Basketball. $31: Girls' Tennis, $7.50: Reading

Club. $5: Debate. $3.75: Orchestra. $10: Boys' Glee Club. $12.50; Girls' Glee

Club, $25; General Fund, $50.

Last term's annual was a great success. Every magazine was sold and

many more could have been, but the supply was not as great as the demand.

As kindly a reception to the next one!



The Debating 1 Society welcomes the Freshman, urges the Sophomore,

wants the Junior and needs the Senior. It is the Freshman who, although

generally a spectator, should profit by attending the weekly meetings and learn

the elements of parliamentary law. It is the Sophomore who should avail

himself of the opportunities offered by the society and, by frequent debating,

learn more thoroughly his mother tongue. It is the Junior who should realize

that the largest and oldest society at Lowell depends on him for its future

welfare. It is the Senior who should lead and direct the society.

iiesides. the Frank ttclasco Nicto Memorial Cup is debated for semiannually

to select the best individual speaker from the Freshman-Sophomore

classes. Then there are impromptu discussions, and inter-room and inter-class

debates, and a declamation contest, and many other lively affairs promised

by the Standing Committee. Of especial importance to all should be the "big"'

team tryout. The team selected meets other schools and debates for the Stanford

trophy. One of Lowell's boasts ha* been the undisputed championship

of the Debating League of California for the past five years. It is up to you

to see that the Stanford trophy remains at Lowell in the future.

Remember, debating is as important an activity at Lowell as any athletic

contest in which the school participates. Spirit for debating must be aroused

if we arc to be successful in that field in the future. You fellows who ridicule

the mere mention of the word "debate" should realize that the three Lowellites

who, after months of tedious work, appear before the rostrum, in a championship

debate, are fighting, not for their own glory, but for the glory of Lowell.

They expect your support; they want your encouragement, and they need the

hearty "rooting" of the school as much as any athletic team. Look upon

debating as an activity, give it your support and surely Lowell will continue

her successful debating career.

Come up any Friday to Room 217. Join the society. Enter the debates.

Help foster spirit among members and non-members alike, and you'll not

regret it.


The Reading Club has begun another term in its career. If this career is

to continue successful, the club must have support. The meetings have not

been so well attended as they ought to be. Many members, though coming

regularly to the meetings for a time, finally become careless about their attend-



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slightly felt, for others have readily stepped forward to take the vacant


At the beginning of the term a notice was circulated, stating that

tryouts for new members and pianists would be held in Room 217 on Monday,

August 4. On the day set sixteen new members appeared in Room

217 for tryouts. Since then new members are pouring in at every meeting.

Meeting day has been changed from Monday to Tuesday, so that on

every school Tuesday meetings will be held in Room 217 under Mr.

Smith's supervision.

Actual work has already started under the rule of the newly elected

officers and an entirely new list of songs has been adopted. The club's

membership limit has not yet been reached, so everybody, and especially

he who has an extremely high or low voice, will be welcomed.

On Thursday evening, June 29, the Boys' Glee Club, accompanied by

the Orchestra and Girls' Glee Club, journeyed to Yerba Buena Island,

where the club's selections met with the usual approval of the marine

alldience - THE CAMERA CLUB.

The Camera Club met for the first time this -term on Tuesday. August

12 in Room 217! During the greater part of the meeting the prospects of

the club were discussed. It was decided to give at least cne picnic this

term, since the one given last term was such a great success. Owing to the

fact that Mr. Downing—our own Mr. Downing—has been appointed manager

of all lectures of the public schools, the club announces that many free

lectures will probably be given during the course of the new term.

The president has reported that the Dark Room is completed and ready

for work. To those who are unacquainted with the organization,—the Dark

Room is directly opposite Room 305 on the third floor. In it are stored

all the chemicals necessary for picture development. The room is open at

all times to members, where each one may work on his own pictures. That

certain members have already begun the work of the term the class pictures

on the wall opposite the main entrance are evidence.

The club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month in

Room 217 at 3:10. Questions in connection with the organization will be

answered by any of the following officials: President E. Breyman, Yice-

Prcsident Miss D. Rowell, Secretary I. Meyer, Librarian Miss Grimer.


We all know that the orchestra was fine last term, and so we do not

expect to be disappointed this term. Several new members have joined

that musical band, but their meshes are still open to ensnare more. Then

come—modest violinists and clarionetists—you are needed; and so are all

other musicians. But, alas, there is one difficulty threatening the success

of the club. For, while the band is receiving reenforcements from the students,

it has as yet no director. Until this dilemma is solved, no definite

results can be obtained. But we sincerely hope it can be settled soon, for

we know from experience what to expect of the Lowell Orchestra. The

guiding officers are: President, H. Seidkin: Secretary, H. Stillards; Librarian,

M. Speigle, and Representative, H. Goldstone.



Saturdav, Aug. 3

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THE LOWELL ; >..,, \_

This year's prospects are good, but without material all the efforts of

Coach Mullineux will be in vain. Lowell has had a very successful year so far. '

Let us wind up 1913 with a football championship and make it a bright year

-in the history of Lowell. The only way to do it is to perform your duty and

to at least try out.


The track season has not yet opened, but, even though we have lost many

good men, we expect to have a good nucleus out at first call, around which we

may build a winning team. This year we must get along without the help of

such stars as Herrick, Hooper, Hirschfelder, Schlinghyde, Field and Rullard,

who have graduated, and Glas, who has left for Commercial.

We still have many good men left. There are Goeppcrt and Vucosavlievich

for the quarter and half-mile, Robinson. Hawkes and Hildebrande for the

sprint. Breyman and Hawkes for the jumps. Conrado and Knight for the weights,

and Cole and Mitchell for the mile grind. In the weight classes we can still

rely on Jacobson, Crawford. Langendorf, Laidlow, Carfagni and Wagener.

Manager Goeppert will call training soon, and wants everyone to come

out and make the fight for the Schwartz trophy, in the interclass meet, a good

one. We want to repeat our victory in the Sub-League meet, fellows, so all

come out and we'll have another champion-ship team.


At the present time interest in basketball is low, due to the fact that football

is in full swing. However, plans are being made for the coming season,

and an interclass series of games will be held in a few weeks. Also a Freshman

inter-room league is intended, and it is likely that some promising material

will be uncovered in these games.

A large squad of candidates is expected to report this season, and the

teams will be arranged according to the weight system. Manager Schocnfeld

has been allowed a liberal number of trips by the Executive Committee.

Money has been voted for trips to San Mateo, San Jose, San Rafael, Vallejo

and Oakdale. Schoenfeld is also in communication with St. Mary's College.

Lakeport, the various army teams about the bay. and several fast local aggregations,

which will furnish good practice before the league games.

Conrado and Bender are the only members of last year's champion-ship

quintet remaining in school,— Hirschfelder, Barnes and Fujita having graduated

last June. Several of last year's substitutes arc expected to show big team

caliber during the coming season, and, in addition, there arc several players who

come with good reputations from other schools. Prospects are bright, and

many anticipate another State High School championship for Lowell next spring.


Swimming prospects this year are just as hopeful as last. Many of

the veterans have returned to school, and there is a wealth of new material.

The team has lost Rieter. W. Wilson and Field through graduation. The

greatest loss is of Captain Collischon, who has not returned to school. He

was the star long distance swimmer and would have added many points to



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our scores. Herbert Wilson has been elected captain in his place. Hyde

Lewis, one of the best swimmers turned out by Lowell, is at school and will

be seen in the 50 and 100. The other veterans arc Flood, who will swim

the 50 and relay; Don, in the 100 and' relay; Huntington, in the 220; H.

Wilson, in the 440 and relay, and Mitchell and Booth, relay men. The

interclass, on Monday, the 25th, aroused much interest, and some new

swimmers were brought to light. Among these were McKcyce, Berndt,

Cather, Smith and Benton.


The girls' basketball team last term had a most successful season, which

fact inspires us to a bit of poetry:

Eight victories and not one defeat—ah.

Is a record which is hard to be beat—ah!

And we hope this term they will repeat—ah,

The successful games, with teams they meet—ah!

These games, however, were won because of individual good playing, for

the team itself did not practice as it should, and no new material whatever

was developed. So it is the duty of every Freshman girl, and of all those

who take an interest in basketball, to come to practice every Tuesday and

Thursday afternoon. For it is with your support only that we can have

interclass games and arouse class spirit. Two places are vacant in the big

nine team, which plays nearly half the block L gaincs, and no one has

her position under lock and key. Besides, the school needs efficient understudies

to take the part of the present stars when they graduate or to rise

into their places if they can not keep up to the standard.


The girls' tennis club extended its welcome to the Freshman girls and

to new members at the reception held on August 14 in Room 217. About

sixty were present and refreshments were served. There is a standing invitation

for each and every girl, who becomes a member, to come to all the

meetings and join in the social times of the club. Soon interclass and interclub

games will be started, and, if you want to be a victor(css), you had

better begin practicing right now. Make Lowell the alma mater of girls'

world champions as well as of boys'.


This sport has not had the renown of either tennis or basketball, and

yet those who play it at the lunch hour seem to get as much fun and

exercise from it as from either of the others. Mr. Koch started it last

term, and "daily the noonday sun gleamed fiercely down" (that's a fact)

upon a score of girls striving to attain the reputation of Ty Cobbs. We

hope more will take an interest in this feminized boys' game so we can have

regular interclass games.

He (adoringly)—You look sweet enough to eat.

She (coldly)—So I do, three times a day.—Ex.



"What's in here?" asked the tourist. :

"Remains to be seen," responded the guide, as he led the way into the



(Miss C. was at school but not in class.)

Mr. Clark (calling roll)—Miss C? Is Miss C. here?

Edna West—Yes, she's here, but she's absent.

And Mr. Clark was puzzled.

The other day somebody went into Room 121 to get a book of. cartickets.

Seeing a small person, with a pencil stuck over one ear, seated

behind the desk, sorting car-books, he asked, "Little man, who are you?"

And the little one said. "I am the guy who put the car in Carfagni."

Mr. Clark—The Pilgrim Fathers were in Holland and had no money

to buy ships and provisions. How did they secure the money?

Rosenthal—They borrowed it from the Indians.

Very True! \

Mr. Morton—And how did it hapuen that Icarus was drowned?

V. Galvin (after earnest thought)—He got too near the water.

L. Less (to small boy)—Say, can I get through that gate?

Small Boy—I guess so, a load of hay just went through.

Miss Duffy having requested her "High 4" English class to write a

selection in "pulpit" form, was greatly surprised when, at the end of one

she read, "The usual morning offering will now be received."

At the Last Lowell-St. Ignatius Baseball Game.

Cole—Don't you think it will JC warm at the game to-day.

Estelle Si-ler—Oh, T don't know: I thought there were going to be a

lot of fans there.

Prof.—What was the Sherman Act?

Stude—Marching through Georgia.—Ex.


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Injured A t ^

From the side-lines—

"Do you know/'-said

life as a 'barefoot boy'?' r

"Well," said his clerl

Political Candidate—i

life that we can use agai

Detective—Not a tlv

sell awnings.

Political Boss—Why!

has been mixed up in sq

"You were born in

"I was.""

"What part?"

"Why, all of me, of

"What you been a-d

coining out of the house

"I've been a-chasin'


"What's to prevent I

"My goodness!" exc

Rut it didn't.—Ex.

Brown—The facial :

In selecting your wife w

Jones—No; but I h

Mammy—Rastus, y<


Rastus—Lord a ma?


"I met Dunkey to-d


"Oh, he hasn't chans

"How do you mean?

"0, he's forever tall

Husband—Julia, this

Wife—Then finish i

Frances says that of

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Injured Athlete—What shall I do for water on the knee?

From the side-lines—Wear pumps.—Ex.

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So Did He.

"Do you know," said the successful merchant pompously, "that I began

life as a 'barefoot boy'?"

"Well," said his clerk, "I wasn't born with shoes on either."

Political Candidate—Well, did you discover anything in Stump's past

life that we can use against him?

Detective—Xot a thing. All he ever did before he came here was to

sell awnings.

Political Boss—Why, that's just what we want. We'll say that he

has been mixed up in some decidedly shady transactions.

"You were born in Ireland?"

'•I was."'

"What part?"

"Why, all of me, of course!"

"What you been a-doing?" asked a boy of his playmate whom he saw

coming out of the house with tears in his eyes.

"I've been a-chasin' a birch rod round my father," was the snarling


"What's to prevent my kissing you?" asked the young man.

"My goodness!" exclaimed the girl.

P.ut it didn't.—Ex.

p.rown—The facial features plainly indicate character and disposition.

In selecting your wife were you governed by lies chin?

Jones—No; but I have been ever since we were married.

Mammy—Rastus, you good-for-nothing nigger, you done forgot dat


Rastus—Lord a massy, dat lard was jes' so greasy it done slipped ma



I met Dunkey to-day for the first time in years. He hasn't changed


"Oh. he hasn't changed at all, but he doesn't seem to realize it."

""How do you mean?"

"O. he's forever talking about what a fool he used to be."

Husband—Julia, this mutton chop is not half done!

Wife—Then finish it, my dear!

Frances says that of all stones Emery is the best.



Counsel—You reside? . -•

Witness—With my brother.

Counsel—And your brother lives?

Witness—With me.

Counsel—Precisely, but you both live—


Old Lady—What's that odor?

Farmer—That's fertilizer.

Old Lady—For land's sakes!


Minister—Johnny, do you know where little boys go who fish on


Johnny—Sure; follow me and I'll show you.—Ex.

Her Father—Clara, I saw Mr. Holdtyghte hugging you in the hall

last night. .

Clara—Yes. But, papa, it was only in remembrance of former days.

Her Father—Sort of souvenir spoon, eh?—Ex.

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as the cafeteria from a financial standpoint is the most important factor in

school activities. We look to each and every one to get back of the cafeteria

and boost for its success. The cafeteria has always been a money-making

proposition. Due to outside pressure, however, the lunch stands have been

placed inside the cafeteria and naturally our receipts have been considerably

diminished. Even at this the cafeteria will maintain a profit. At the installation

of the cafeteria $300 of the Student Body funds were loaned to the cafeteria.

It was expected that this would be paid back this term. We have

planned to use this money .for the activities of the school. But if the cafeteria

docs not do more business* it will not be able to return all the loan and as a

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"Once he got a

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Judge, and him and

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had consumption, ai

house for its dampm

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bed and go to sleep. Day after day he walked, in and out, up and down, but

there were so many men who wanted work and there was no work of any

kind. Each building had out its hard sign, "No men wanted. Please don't

apply." The bosses didn't like to turn them away but they had to. They

couldn't help themselves.

"Once he got a half day's work, down in a sand pit. Once again, a laborer

who knew him laid off a day—sick—so he could take his job. We got a few

dollars and I tried to make them do. But they don't go far. Five children.

Judge, and him and me. Food and rent to pay: we got wood and didn't need

clothes. Hut as the days went on, the money kept going out and nothing

coming in. There got to be less and less in the house. We pawned all the

stuff we had, until the broker would accept no more. The neighbors tried

to help, but they couldn't: they were much the same as us. and the one who

did have a trifle to spare could not give it to all. And so things kept

a-going, week in and week out. no change: John early out and late in: dog

tired all day with walking, walking, up and down, seeking what could not

be found.

"And at last he got discouraged too. Fie had tried to keep up his spirit,

but it just broke down. And one afternoon he came home and went to

bed. Me didn't go out till next morning, and was gone all day. but he got

nothing. And that night when he returned he brought hard news. Something

had gone wrong at headquarters; he had pleaded for more money and

had been refused, and then he had lost his head, threatened, and the result

was that by some mistake, we never got another cent from the Union. . . .

I don't know who it was he threatened.

"And so things went. And then I got sick again: we got along for a

few days without the doctor, but at last John had him called in. and he

prescribed medicine and rest: 'nervous trouble." he said, "a breakdown." and

lie also said that the house wasn't good. It is one of those apartments in

Jeremiah court."

I saw the Judge start, and his brow wrinkle.

"I think it was the house. Maybe 1 had been nervous—God knows

f had a right to be—but I couldn't break down then from that. It was a

something that attacked my limbs, and seemed to grow up them, shooting

pains through them. When the doctor had asked me if I was nervous, f

lied to him. Nervousness doesn't need much medicine, chiefly rest. And

then I began to cough, especially in the evening when it was more than

usually damp. And I hid my head in the pillow to smother the sound,

and I did for a while. But I coughed and coughed, dry and soul-tearing,

and there were pains in my breast that wouldn't go away. And one day

the doctor came in unexpectedly and caught me coughing, and told John T

had consumption, and must go away to the south. And he cursed the

house for its dampness, and the "government that allowed such houses, and

the citizens that did not heed the needs of their brothers, but chiefly he

cursed the owners who built them—"breeding places for pests." he called

them and he cursed the man who owned this house, and said he owned

manv more just the same.



"And so, Judge, I guess that's all. You see John couldn't get the money

for me any other way, and so, he had to do it. He couldn't help himself,

he did it for me. . . . And I beg you to let^him go."

She looked at him once more; with her wonderful pleading eyes, but

O'Hara avoided them, and looked at the cage. Then she hugged her baby

closer to her and went to her other children behind the rail.

O'Hara cleared his throat and asked again if there was any reason why

sentence should not be passed. There was no reply. Then he cleared his

throat once more and said, "John King, stand up." King stood erect. I

saw OTIara's little pig-eyes Maze at the prisoner and saw the furrows

gather on his brow. "What kind of joke is he playing this time?" I asked

myself. Was this another exhibition of his style of humor? And from

his former shows T concluded it was. And I rested easy.

"John King." O'Hara went on and glared at the prisoner, "you stand

convicted of attempted highway robbery. There was assault with a deadly

weapon which might have resulted in murder. However there were some

extenuating circumstances. They are not strong enough, however, to

change the will of the court, and T therefore sentence you to ten years in

the State's prison at San Qttentin."

The room was as silent as if it was an assemblage of the dead. Then

there came a long, piercing wail from the little wife. The children stood

looking at her in round, stupid-eyed wonder. They led her away into the

hall, weeping hysterically. As for King, he stood like a dreamer paralyzed.

I looked for O'Hara. but he had slipped from his desk and had disappeared

through the rear door.

% •-'.: :';: * * * * * :!«' *

And that is why T sympathized with John King as he sat there on the

bench in Portsmouth Square. "And do you know what I'm going to do?"

King asked me. I shook my head. "I got out sooner than O'Hara expected.

. . . They have a credit system at the prison, and I'm out a

year ahead." He looked at me slyly. "And O'Hara doesn't know it.

And so I'm waiting here till court lets out—and then as O'Hara comes down

the steps—" He looked at me and patted his hip pocket with a certain

triumphant leer. "For," he said, bowing over me and whispering into my

car with a terrible earnestness, "O'Hara was he who owned the flats!"

« =s * * * * * * * *

When I told the policeman in the park that King was lying in wait to

murder O'Hara. he looked at me rather qucerly. "So you've been talking

with King, eh?" lie said. "And did you know," he smilingly went on. "that

King has been mad these two years past?"

I told him I didn't know it. "Rut," T said, "a crazy man can aim—"

The policeman broke in with a laugh. "King's pistol." he said, "is wood.

. . . And besides: . . . O'Hara—"

"Yes?" I said. "O'Hara?"

"O'Hara." he continued, "is dead these ten years. . . . He was killed

—by a little woman, with five children."





A monthly, published by the Students of Lowell Hiyh School.


KR1C A. I-WLCONKR, '12, Editor.

I'.l'.UT KAI5JXOWITZ. '12. Associate.


MARTHA McCI.OrGl'.Y, '13. School Note-.

THKODORA SCIIAKRT7.KR. "12. Organizations.

HAROLD I'.I.ACK. '12. Organizations.

DANA .\kl-:\VK.\\ '12. Exchanges.

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SANl-Ol.". : '• 1-.5N. 12, Mana«er.

ALMS'. '. :•:'".'y-.\:M serene, sw calm, so indifferent. There is nothing

•.hat can disturb his placidity. And it is this same calmness that so a.stoni-he-

the casual observer, and it is only when he buries himself deep in the

-;u ly of the workings o: the pirate's fertile little brain that he discovers

that all his daring springs from the fact that he is innocent of doing wrong.

Like the real Pirate, he has an extraordinarily delicate sense of honor.

He cannot bear the sight of either bolts or b;irs—it is a reflection on his



character. And as no self-respecting pirate can allow this to go unavenged

he takes out his wrath on the owner of the unpadlockcd desk. On this very

account, the Hall usually looks like a vast barn with the stall doors all

securely fastened.

It is in the Hall that the Pirate is in his real element. It is there that

the field is open to his genius. It is his stamping ground, and his pasture

land. The Pirate as a general thing is always out of paper. This happens

from no particular reason—it merely happens. And after he has failed to

get any paper from his neighbors, after poking them in the ribs to see if

they have any, he starts on his career of pillage. Very, very carefully he

runs his hand over the lower right hand side of the desk he is in. There

is no padlock. He attempts to open the desk. It resists. He jerks. Tt

does not give. Then he investigates and finds that this individual has put

his lock on the left hand side. Seeing that is so, he moves to another desk


Again he surveys the desk—and finds it open. There before his eyes

is the desk, and the lid is up. He takes the books in his hands and



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< >n Wednesday afternoon. October 16th, Mr. Rudolph I'.rown. a student

.•I bees from lxiili the scientific and practical standpoint, taiked to the

/iiiln^iy students in the Study Hall. What he had to say was very intere-tiiiji

as well as instructive, lie exhibited a demonstration hive and several

products of the bees' work. Mr. lirown's lecture was greatly enjoyed

I y ail who were so fortunate as to hear it.

Sometime before the Thanksgiving recess (it is not certain just when).

Mr. Harold C. I'ryant. a member of the Fish and Game Commission, and a

n-earch student in the L'niversity. will ,uive a lecture on the relation between

birds and insects. The lecture will be illustrated by a number of

'•miem slides from original photographs by the author. The lecture will be

yiven in the Study Hall, and promises to be very interesting. No one

who alienJs will regret it.

Sanfurd Stein reports a profit of $


Dorothea Bothe; recitation, Dorothy Kaultcnbach; vocal solo, Marline

Milliken (a visitor), and a cracker-eating and whistling contest, which

caused much hilarity. On October 29th the High Seniors entertained.

The} r gave a very iaughable little sketch, under the direction of Edith

Griffin, entitled "The Sniggles Family."' The family consisted of Miss Griffin,

who was the mother, Florence Piper. Helen Wood, Belle Elkins, Teddy

Schaertzer, Emma Hymson. Edith Perry, Selma Geballc and Gertrude Vizzard.

Although June '14 was considering a dance, it is thought that the affair

will be postponed till next term.

On Saturday evening. November 2nd. the Dec. '1.3 class gave a Hallowe'en

party at the Native Suns' Hall. Dancing and games took place,

and Miss Cuneo and Allison Rcyman succeeded in capturing the prizes. A

light bullet supper was served. The affair was in charge of Messrs. L.

Less (floor manager). Kaufman. W'cinberg, and Misses C. Woll and F.

YVarfonl. Miss llowman and Messrs. Stephens and Tucker were present

at this very enjoyable affair.

It is probably not generally understood that we are to have a cafeteria

in the new building. It will be run on regulation plans and it is up to every

member of the school, who has any school spirit, any sense of loyalty to

Lowell, to patronize Home Industry and help support this cafeteria.

Mr. Rhodes. Teddy Schaortzer and Lynn Ward have been appointed

the committee in charge. If you see Mr. Rhodes with wrinkles in his

brow don't be astonished, lie is probably trying to figure the cost of

two hundred chairs at $3.27 apiece, or something on the same line.

The Executive Committee has appointed a 4th assistant Treasurer

and a Manager to take charge of the cafeteria. .Miss Schaertzer is 4th

assistant Treasurer and Lynn Ward Student Manager.

The management of the Coliseum has offered a pair of the best skates

to the high school student writing the best essay on "The benefits of roller

skating." Competitors should send their essays to the rink by December

1st. Write on but one side of the paper. There is no limit as to length but

"brevity is the soul of wit."

Sch-h-h! Don't say a word. Now they promise that we'll be in the

new building by December 1st. But don't whisper it or the date will be

changed and we'll wait another month. However, there's hope. But if

such is the case, this is the last edition of Tin-: LOWELL issued in the old

school—a farewell edition. Let's hope so.

Milton Marks, a graduate of '10. has been in the infirmary at L". C. fur

the month past, his place on the l\ C. team being filled by an alternate.

Louis Goodman. Lowell '09. was on the L T . C. team.

In Executive Committee. Friday the 16th. a motion was made making

the 22nd the open date for nominations.

There is a movement on foot by which the variou.s Jubs are to suggest

names of those candidates who are elected bv the school.

At the coming election there will be several amendments to the Constitution.

The student body is asked to give their most serious attention-

Most concern Block L's.


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• ~nce again Lowell has met ami defeated San Jose. Since l n 0° Lowell

ha- been pitted against this school ftir six consecutive debates, being the

• •lily -chool we have met in four years. Out of the six debates Lowell has

triumphed five times, being defeated f>2-3 to 3S 1-3—almost 2 to 1. The same evening

tin- negative team defeated San Jose in their own school to the tune of

. ; :i. : -ii to 4S 1-C). That is. we w. >:i both debates on each side of the question.

Whatever doubts there may have been in the past as to the superiority

• •;' the two schools is now settled.

Kabinowitz and Falconer on the negative represented Lowell at San Jose.

A- u-ual. it is mir pleasant duty to express our sincere thanks anil

.Viipreciaiion for the generous work of Mr. A. I. Cloud, who although no

longer a member of our faculty, has still devoted a great deal of time and

labor to coaching our team. With the assistance of Fred Shipper, a former

l.L'.vtllite and Carnot medalist, the team was thoroughly prepared, as the

-• •• •:'e -hows. To our two coaches all praise and thanks is due.

' ';i • >etoher ISth a tryout was held to select two men to represent

1. •• •.'. e!l at the i.Vbating League convention. Tho-^e taking part were Harris.

1 •• :iig-berger. Kaufman. Harrison. Selvage and Snider. Of the six speaker-,

two had the same piece. "The Address of Spartaeus to the Gladiators."

I: '.'a- a most soul-stirring spectacle to see the budding orators ascend the

!•••-•.•.-.mi and bid the noble Romans down in the audience to die with them.

Tin- -L^iety lias been bidden •• do this once every yeat or so. Spartaeus

i- ne grand old standby, ai ' - 'one had only given Patrick Henry's

"' '•:•.•>• :ne liberty :>r death." . . i • :'s Gettysliurg ar) °r little

J-e v. :•« an liorphon and died with roses in his arms. It was tvrv pathetic.



Harrison followed with a tribute 10 the Haitian General Touissant L'Ouverture.

Harris and Snider were selected.

At llic convention, the first important thing that came off was a banquet.

After the inner man was satisfied, the Declamation contest took place.

Harris not being able to attend, his place was filled by Honigsbcrger.

While we lost to San Jose in this. Loweli was ably upheld. In the afternoon,

so the Chronicle informs us, "Miss Cora" Zederman was elected

Secretary of the League. The day closed with the customary dance.

On Xoveinber 1st the preliminary tryout was held for the Xeito cup.

in which six Freshmen took part. The question was on the Initiative as

applied to Constitutional Amendments. The three selected were Spiegel,

Jlarrel and II. Rabinowitz. The following week the Sophs selected were

E. Schapiro and I'osner, who spoke on llome Rule for Ireland. Xoveinber

15th the debate was on the Restriction of the Development of the Trusts.


The attendance of the Reading Club is not as good as it was last term,

and is even more marked when contrasted to the terms before. The reason

for this can hardly lie explained—it resembles the high cost of living: we

know it's there but everyone has a different explanation. Certainly the programs

are interesting enough. Probably more of the students think that

they have to give their tinu- to their lessons, which they cannot do in the

Reading Club. It certainly is not courteous for an audience to study while

some one is reading. The reader cannot read half as well when he hasn't

the attention of his whole audience. The President of the club thinks that

it is very bad behavior and has promised dismissal for anyone who behaves

badly. This certainly would be a dishonor, so try to give your undivided

attention to the person who is trying his hardest to entertain you.

Wednesday, ()ctober 23rd, was Children's Day. The strange coincidence

was that all the readers were Seniors. The program for the day

was, "Hobby Unwelcome" (A. II. Donnell). by Edith Perry: "The Massacre

of the Innocents" (Mark Twain), by Oliver Field: "Hiawatha's Childhood"

(Longfellow), by Ed I'.usse: •'Morris and the Honorable Tim" (Myra

Kelly), by Leslie L'nclerhill: "My Treasuries" and "Good and Rad Children"

(R. L. Stevenson), by Mildred Thomas. Mr. Erwin gave the criticism.

On the 30th of October we heard some "linglisli Humour" which consisted

of "John Gilpin" (Cowper). by Mr. Wagner, and "A Love Passage"

(\V. W. Jacobs), by l'.ellc Elkins. As Art. Lucas said in his criticism,

the readers were both very good, and "their selections showed true English

humor." What this means is the value of X. Gregory Harrison, who was

also down on the program, says that he is going to make Mr. Crofts his

patron saint for keeping him after school and so saving him from reading,

for he says his selection was characteristic English Humour, bah Jove,

haw! haw!

During vacation one Wednesday was skipped, but last Wednesday was

Eugene Field day. "Our Whippings" was read by Margaret Volkmann:

"Krinker." by Josie Macstretti: "Grandma's P.ombazine" and "Mojesky as


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attracted not one hal

daily stage from Han

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esteem, caused by the

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slight to his ' own co

of his curiosity. For

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quarrels to habituate

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Utility to witness a

and to enjoy in advai

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sumption of a knowli

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Xo. 2.

3ltt an Affair nf Immr

A mild hut plainly observable excitement pervaded the atmosphere

• if I'ltillitm Flat. A do^lijjht in prioress at the lower end of the town

attracted not one hall the usual interest. Xot even the arrival of the

daily sta.yc from I lan^tnwn. brought in by that veteran (>M Kill Davis,

with his usual spirited dash after a sleepy joy nf twelve miles over the

mountains, served t" dissolve entire!v the knots and groups of men. gathered

here and there to discu.-s the eatii-e of the common excitement.

A- .-"on as Hill had recovered in a decree from the shock to his selfesteem,

caused by the lack of appreciation of his showy arrival, he made

dignified inquiry of brother Joe to know what was up. Ipon receiving

:m-wer that a duel was in progress nf arrangement, he succumbed immcdiateh

to the controlling;' excitement, toryot and forgave the apparent

—liiilit '.o his own consequence, and i^ave himself up to the satisfaction

of his curiosity. For although bullion Flat, like most h.ouulain mining

camps, had experienced in its brief history a sufficient number of deadly

i|iiarrels t.i habituate its citizens to regard them without horror or with

auv I• • iiu sustained interest, it had never before been afforded the opportunity

to witness a pre-arranged mortal combat under ihe code duello,

and to enjov in advance the excitement of its anticipation.

The day previous Hill had brought into camp, with his other passen-

•j(-r>. a i|iiiet younji man from the bay. who was evidently strar^e to the

eu-tnm- i'i the section. Partly because nf ihK fact, ami ]>arlly because

>>i /in ot'l'en-ively -nperi""!" neatness of liis attire, lie had at -nice been

unavinii usly nicknamed "Airy Jim." lie had come in t!:e interest of a

rich ra-tern -yndi^.ite seeking inve-tment> in mining pro|>i.-rty. His as-

-uniptioii nf a knowledge of mine-- and mineral-, based mi book-learning,

rather llian mi experience, niily >erve increase the onlellipt felt for

him by MHIIC nf the leading citi/on-. They were ">niy too conscious, perhap-.

••! -nine >hortc-nnin.i;> "i their own in the matter nf the aforoaid

bnok-learnini;. but lint «Mie of tliem wa> prepared !'• admit thai lit didn't

kti"\\ nil ire about !>••.• mine- fi l!ullion h'lat llian could be found in any


T!ii- feeling tnwavd- "Airy Jim" wa- not lmii.' in making i'.se'.f manifest.

I'.efnre he liad beon -i\ hotu > in camp, he had the misfortune to

nti'end (.'nlniK'l I'iiyyun by a careie-- declination of hi- invitation f .o drink.

Ihe I'tilnno' wa- fauinu- inr


and was possessed f a (|iiick temper and a courage that (so far as was

known in IJullioii Flat) had stood every test: in fact he had even made

some boast of his own private graveyard. I localise, however, of the

general contempt for "Airy Jim." the Colonel did not on this occasion

have recourse to his usual manner of resenting a deadly offense; that is to say;

he did not at once draw his weapon, but contented himself instead with slappiny

"Airy Jim" in the face. The next instant, very much to his own surprise,

and to the surprise of every one in the Eagle barroom, where the encounter

occurred, he was sent sprawling n the floor by a sudden and

unexpected blow from |im's fist. Regaining his feet he immediately proceeded

to make tip for lost lime by drawing his pistol. Hut the action

of "Airy Jim" in the encounter caused such a sudden revulsion of feeling

in his favor that some of the spectators immediately interfered and insisted

that the Colonel, having first had recourse to Nature's weapons, must give

his opponent American fair play. For a time the situation threatened to

develop into a general riot: but the majority was large against the Colonel,

lie was finally induced to agree to a proposition that he might challenge

"Airy Jim" t fight with deadly weapons, and in case the latter should

decline the challenge, the Colonel was to be at liberty to order him to leave

the town within twentv-four hours, or to be shot upon sight.

"Airy Jim" still further improved his standing with the camp by an

immediate acceptance of the challenge, and a request for a volunteer second.

From the dozen


The rilk-s already mentioned were designated as the weapons, and when

they had been loaded in the view of all, Steve selected one fur his principal.

Two mailrone trees standing about twenty feet apart in a Xorth and South

line were decided upon as the principals" positions, and again Steve chose.

The seconds then marked off in a westerly direction a distance of a hund.'ed

paces from each position, and set up a stake to mark the distance.

The Major then requested the attention of the spectators and delivered

a sln>rt address:

"Fellow Citizens: We have come here this morning to see fair play

ami a fair light between our esteemed fellow citizen. Colonel I'.iggun. and

Mr. Henry Smith of San Francisco, a stranger in P.ullioti Flat. Xo doubt

it seems to you, as it seemed to me at first, that Mr. Smith is lacing sure

death, when he meets so valiant and skillful an opponent as we know the

Colonel to he. As the challenged party however, he is entitled to name

his weapons and the conditions of the contest, lie has made such choice

of these, that under the circumstances. I think the situation is reversed,

and 1 believe you will agree with me when you hear.

"The principals are to take position*, one at each of these madrone

trees, which are twenty 'eet apart: their weapons are loaded and are to be

placed upon the ground at their feet. At the word of command, "one. two.

three—lire!' each is required to run to and around a stake which you

have >een erected one hundred yards west of his position, and then back to the

original starting point, whereupon he shall be at liberty to take up his

weapon and tire at pleasure on his adversary. The short distance between

the two trees makes it impossible for either combatant to miss.

Therefore, the faster racer of the two must come out victorious. It is

because 1 think my principal is more swift than the Colonel that 1 have

said that the situation is reversed. and that the light under these conditions

means sure death to him rather than to Mr. Smith. 1 have •-•ailed

the attention of Steve and the Colonel to this, and have tendered my

friendly support in an effort to bring about an honorable adjustment without

shedding blood, an adjustment which could be accomplished bv the

Colonel's mere withdrawal of his challenge: but the Colonel says, 'Xo!'

And since mv principal insists that either the challenge must be unconditionally

withdrawn, or the duel fought in his conditions, we shall accordingly

proceed under the conditions stated."

This announcement at owce explained to the audience, both the cool

courage of the stranger and the evident nervousness of the Colonel: lor

the hitter was not in physical trim to run a vaee. whereas the former

looked lit as a quarter horse.

The participant- look their positions and after the spectators had been

warned out of any possible range of lire, the word wa- given and t!.e duel-

!ist> bounded on their wav. "Airv lim" in. k an immediate and quickly

increasing lead. Synipathv w a- by thi- time nearly all with him. and a

u;ieat cheer went up as he turned hi- stake and -tailed nil the homestretch

fifteen or twenty yards in the lead, with the Colonel already

pretty well blown by his efforts. How much the cheer had to do with

'.he dissipation of the remnant of the Colonel's courage it i- hard to say:

lint upon reaching his own stake he evidently realized that the light was


lost. Taking advantage of the cover afforded by the thick underbrush

skirting the field, he did not turn at the stake but sprinted straight ahead

and before spectators could divine his intention, he bad disappeared. The

yell that followed his disappearance did not tend to slacken his gait;

While the fear and respect previously entertained for the Colonel in

camp largely disappeared with him. it was not so instantly forgotten that

any one cared to volunteer to bring him back. And he was never thereafter

heard of in I'.ullion Flat.

Smith, too. left Mullion Flat without delay. As Old Hill drove his

stage out the next morning. Sunday, and the camp's rest day. his passengers

included "Airy |im." Where the road leads through a meadow they

passed at a short distance a large group of the camp's citizens acting in

a manner thai excited Hill's curiosity for the second time in two days. Me

regarded their actions attentively for a few minutes and then exclaimed:

"Foot-raein' l>v heck' Giddap!" CIUKC.OUY I IAKUISOX, ]une '14.


Mr. Jones paced up and down the room, dangling an infant over one

arm. which let forth yells entirely out of proportion to its size lie announced

emphatically to the unheeding infant that it was an outrage—an

insult to mankind—that this woman suffrage movement ,-ould extend its

inlluence over his wife so far that she, who had promised to slave, humor

and obey, thought it well within her "rights." pshaw, to leave him. Mr.

Jones, at home to tend to a human orchestra, while she. merely Mrs.

Jones, went down Market street to enjov the last night of 1'ortola. 1'cnsively.

he thought of what a great time he could have had. too. and it

was but human that he should have felt a kind of resentment against his

youthful heir.

Meanwhile, the human orchestra was playing a lively, though discordant

strain and keeping excellent time. |ones did everything: danced

it up and down, offered it candy, and all sorts of eatables and non-eatables,

and finally resorted to singing. I tut in vain, for the child set up a

louder how! than ever, if such a thing were possible, and all but collapsed

in a rit of rage when Jones played his last trump—the singing act.

Suddenly Mr. Jones thought of something. After rummaging in

the medicine chest for half an hour, he triumphantly extracted a bottle

labeled. "Mrs. Goodwin's I'ufailable Soothing Syrup for Suffering Infants."

It anyone was MilTcring it was Mr. Jones, and if anyone needed soothing,

he did. I herelore he administered a generous dose to the infant, entirely

lorgiMling all the line sentiments expressed in a three-hour lecture to Mrs.

Jones on the danger of this niosl precarious of antidotes.

So. in. to Mr. Jones' intense relief, the child slept. Then Jones, hastily

donning a red and black clown's suit and cap. and pulling a mask down

• •ver his face, stealthily crept out the door. I tin once down town all caution

lieu to the winds.

Indeed, Market street was a sight to semi the blood racing through

the veins of the most hardened of grouches. L'p and down, beneath the

glare of electric lights, and streaming Hags, thronged the crowd. Grand-



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wa- masquerade

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by the din of hi

noisiest crowd

Hut when 1

robed in a ver

every one else

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and the red ro:

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she had not be

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her mask with

All night 1

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the noisy ero\

dream was cue

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fathers with white beards acting as gay as the most light-hearted college

chaps: staid, prim, old maids receiving with gracious smile their share of

confetti, and throwing handsful back merely to see the flakes fall two feet

short of their mark : mothers with babies in arm. whom no one jostled

against if it could be helped: scores of young men showering confetti, and

entwining sepr;ntine around anyone in reach; L'ncle Uube and family gazing

spellbound with open mouths, only to get them filled with "that there

spaghetti." Noun and old, rich and poor, all in one jostling, good-natured


Some wore costumes of strange designs an- 1 fastastic colors, for this

wa- ma-i|iierade night. ' Uhers oh-cured their identity with weird mask-,

mustaches, and other devices. Not the least merry of those tilled with

a .-pint of reckless fun was a certain clown in black and white. Now it

wa- a Yama. Yaina ^irl whom lie covered with confetti from his ever tilled

pockets: now the nerves of a demure Quaker maid were upset by his

-miawkcr at her back: now the ears of an Kgyptian (|i:eeu were deafened

by the din of his enormous cow-bell. And in the midst of the thickest and

noisiest crowd ever could be seen his fool's cap nodding to and fro.

Hut when his eves caught a glimpse of a certain woman, masked, and

robed in a very elaborate and beautiful Spanish costume, his intere-t in

every oiu- else vani>hed. IT,- jilt slippers, the red skirl, gleaming with

spangles, the scarf of golden >heen thrown gracefully about her shoulders,

and the red ro-e iK-tling in her dusky hair, made of her a lovely picture.

Through the crowd he elbowed his way toward her. It was a mistake

she had not been chosen I'ortola Queen, and he bowed before her. a willing

courtier. 'The seuorita greeted him graciously, peering at him through

iier mask with merry, black eyes.

All night long >he was the h-de-star, and he the insignificant satellite

reflecting the brilliance >•< her dazzling smiles. When she accepted his

invitation to dinner, the clown's cup of joy was brimming. 'Throughout

tin: least, mu-ic and jollity reigned supreme. Hut when they returned to

the iioisv crowd, in some way they became -eparated. and his happy

•beam was ended.

Hut if 111 i»- had been a dream, what was to follow would be nightmare,

l-'or the f'--l time that night he remembered the baby—and his wife. At

thought of the latter, a cold shuddi-r passed over him. and. as he fumbled

at i'u- key hob-, vi-ion- of a >lee,>le-- niyht. tilled with -h:.rp word.-, and

bitter tear-, eaith '>ef


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In the suninier "f 1912, in the course of a series of "little journeys,"

we arrived one morning in the sleepy old town of Portsmouth, N. H.

This once busy port lies at the mouth of the Piscataqua, at this point a

broad dec]) river. It was a clear, calm, joy-giving day, not so common

in Xcw England, and as we looked from the upper shore upon the river

opening to the sea. the town with its old England atmosphere, the opposite

slopes of Kiitery with the navy yard in the foreground and here and

there the silently moving shapes upon the placid stream, we felt the charm

that Aldrich so often expressed in his sketches of Rivermouth.

The principal hotel. I think the only one. is like the town, colonial.

It seems to lie made up of a series of old houses. ()ur rooms were in an

annex, a few doors up the street from the main building, a fine specimen

of a colonial mansion, with long halls, winding stairways and square, spacious

moms. 11 ere we set up our rest for some days, making it a point

of departure to the Isles of Shoals, up the I'iseataqua. and into the Whittier


My present pvrpose is to tell you of a visit to the Xutter House, the

birthplace and early home of Thomas I'.ailey Aldrich. It is now known

as the Aldrich Memorial Museum. This old mansion, once the property

iays Aldrich. "out of the past, the light ami life of the

Xutter I louse when I was a boy at Rivermouth." And here let the "Mad lioy"

tell, in part, what we >aw that day.

"Few ships come to Rivennoiitli now. Commerce drifted into other

parts. The phantom llect sailed off one day and m-ver came back again.

The crazy old warehouses are empty: and barnacles and eel-grass cling

to the piles of the ••Tumbling wharves, where the sunshine lies lovingly,


bringing out the faiiij

old dead West India

"The house abut

almost Hush with th«

extended itself in a

sess strange fascinati

of-war in port, the r

quiet neighborhood 1

"imagine a low^

the middle. At you 1

clock, looking like ;\

the hall are doors '

about the mantclpie'

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splendid open ehimj

log to turn over co

left as one enters i;

paper, representing i

figure is repeated a

ing Italian hats an

a sea-beach upon v

quietly hauling in i

< >i the great nava

• )n the other side •

dancing. ,

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gloom which settle

unlay evening. U

ov«.u this June in

tabie. The furniu

mantelpiece have :

mahi igany chair,

Abigail ( his aunt i

stiffly in her lap.

I Has are in close

from the fortress

n H iin closet.

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in this room whe

the evening, re:i

There was no ga s

black tin lamp w

of dropping off

times, to my va

with the wick oi

satisfaction—I a

Rivermouth 'ttai

the tire with his


bringing mil ilic faint, spicy odor that haunts the place—the ghost of the

old dead West India trade.

"file house abutted directly on the street: the granite doorstep was

almost Hush with the sidewalk, and the huge old-fashioned brass knocker

extended itself in a kind of s^rim appeal to everybody. It seemed to possess

strange fascinations for all seafaring folk: and when there was a manof-war

in port, the rat-tat-tat of that knocker would frequently startle the

quiet neighborhood long after midnight.

"Imagine a low-studded structure, with a wide hall running through

the middle. At your right hand, as you enter stands a tall, mahogany

dock. ]i "iking like an F.gvptian mummy set upon end. ( )n each side of

• he hall are doors opening into rooms wainscoted, with wood carvings

alic ml the mantelpieces and cornices.

"There are neither grates nor stoves in the quaint chambers, but

-plendid open chimney-places, with room enough fo,- the corpulent backlog

i.i mm over comfortably on the polished andirons. The door on the

left a- one enter* is the best room. The walls are covered with pictured

paper, representing landscapes and sea-views—for example, this enlivening

liguiv i* repeated all over the ronin: A group of l'.nglish peasants wearing

Italian hats are dancing >>n a lawn that abruptly resolves itself into

:i sea-beach upon which stands a tlabby fisherman (nationality unknown)

quietly hauling in what appears to be a small whale, and totally regardless

of the great naval combat going on hist beyond the end of his fishing-rod.

< >n the other -idc of the ship* i* the mainland again, with the same piasaut


"It i- Sunday morning. I should premise by >aying that the t'ecp

gloom which settled over every thing set in like a heavy fog early on Saturdav

evening. < >ur parlor is by no means thrown open every day. It is

open this lune morning, and is pervaded by a strong smell of centertable.

The furniture of the room, and the little china ornaments on the

mantelpiece have a constrained, unfamiliar look. My grandfather sits in a

mahogany chair, reading a large Ilihle. covered with green baize. Miss

\higail ibis aunt i occupies one end of the sofa, and has her hands crossed

sti::ly ; n her lap. I sit m the corner, crushed. Robinson Crusoe and (lil

I'.la- are in close confinement. I'.ason French, who managed to escape

from the fortress of Clalz. can't for the life of him get out of i,nr sitting-

rooui closet.

•'The dour at the right of the hall leads into the -itting-room. It wa*

in thi* to, in where my grandfather sat in his armchair the greater part of

the evening, reading the Rivermoiith ' llarnacle.' the local newspaper.

There was no ga* in those day-, and the Captain read by the aid of a small

black tin lamp which lie held in one hand. I • bserved that he had a habit

• •! dropping i iff into ;i do/c every three or four minute*. Two or three

time*, to my va*t amusement, he scorched the edges of the newspaper

with the wick of the lamp: and at about half pa*t eight o'clock I had the

*aii*faetion—1 am sorry to coiuess it was a *ati*factioti—of seeing the

Kherniouth "I'.arnacle* in llauie*. My grandfather leisurely extinguished

ihe nre with hi* haul-, and Miss Abigail, who -at near a low table, knit-



ting by the light of an astral lamp, did not even look up. She was quite

used to this catastrophe."

This is his description of the littie bedroom opening from the upper

hall: "I had never before had a chamber all to myself. Pretty chintz curtains

hung at the window, and a patch quilt of more colors than were

in Joseph's coat covered the little bed. The pattern of the wall-paper left

nothing to be desired in that line. On a gray background were small

bunches of leaves, unlike any that ever grew in this world: and on every

cither bunch perched a yellow bird, pitted with crimson spots, as if it had

just recovered from a severe attack of smallpox. That no such bird ever

existed did m>i detract from my admiration of each one. There were two

hundred and sixtv-eight of these birds in all. not counting those split in

twn where the paper was badly joined. I counted them once when 1 was

laid up with a line black eye. and. falling asleep. I immediately dreamed

that the whole llock suddenly took wing and Hew out of the window. From

that time I was never able to regard them as merely inanimate objects. A

washstand in the corner, a chest of mahogany drawers, a lonking-glass in

a lilagreed frame, and a high-backed chair studded with brass nails like a

coffin, constituted the furniture. ( her the head of the bed were two oak

shelves, holding perhaps a dozen books, among which were: "Theodore:

or the Peruvians': 'Robinson Crusoe": an odd volume of 'Tristram Shandy':

Maxtor's "Saint.--' Re>t.' and a line Knglish edition of the "Arabian Nights'

with six hundred w


loan above- the magic pages hour after hour, religiously believing every

word lie read, and no more doubting the reality of Sinbad the Sailor or

the Knight, of the Sorrowful Countenance than he did the existence of his

own grandfather." I'. E. I'KRIIAM.

"Seems to hate to part from you." laughed Steve as "Snow-shoe"

Sriman snatcher! his hand out of the box with a month-old grav wolf

l index finger, and Steve, noting the

savage gleam in the Indian's eye. and his quick motion toward his knife.

re:i' - hed over and placed a thumb and forefinger in the back of the puppy's

nil tail, releasing ils hold from the trapper's hand.

The little puppy's gameness appealed to and charmed Steve. "Tell

you what. Snow-~h"e, give yon half an ounce of gold for the pup:" to

which proposition the trapper somewhat hurriedly assented. Thus, much

to hi- delight. Steve found himself the owner, protector and slave of this

:'a>ei;iating. sauev little grav ball of a wolf-dog, which he very promptly

named King, "because." soliloquized he. "if he can lord it over me the way

he 'l'n-. hr i- bound to be the king of all the four-footed thing-; in Ala>ka."

When Steve started in to corner all the canned cream in St. Michael,

people naturally began to be inquisitive.

"Must have a baby at your house:' inquired "Red ' liaison, who kept

the "Mincr>' Retreat."

"Sure." >aid Steve—"come down and see him. he can yell like ;\ wolf."

"Where's his mother?" somewhat suspiciously asked the other.

"I lead—>hot." laconically repli'.l Steve.

i'.ai-mi jumped slightly, but did not think it advisable to pursue the

subiect farther.

"Come down some time and let him bite on your linger—hi needs

.-"lucthiug tough to cut h\> teeth on." said Steve witli a grin.

"Thank-i. awfully." \va- the non-committal reply.

Steve certainly was crazy about this fuzzy lillle ball of gray fur with

it- -harp, twinkling eyes; he would have risked his life for it any time.

lu-t '.'.' u the puppy reciprocated tlii~ attachment the -.equcl will -how.

A hen Steve left the N. C. Company at St. Michael on January firt.

he h.'.' -aid that if he was not heard from in about three wcek>. they

\\i.u!i know that .-oinething out of the ordinary had happened to him.

Now :'• ur weeks had elapsed and no word had been received by the X. C.

Ci.ni;-any "ti:er than a me--age from .\larv\> Igloo, dated January tenth.

Mating that he «;i- all right MI far. and expected to arrive at \ aldez.

hi- •:e-tinaiioii. on lauuarv eighteenth—"if he had good luck." but whes:



ihe first of February came around and no further word was received from

him, Warren and Mulvancy were sent out to try and find him.

Ever since the night the "Dora" blew up and Mulvaney and he

had had that terrible swim, towing the injured Steve to shore, Warren

felt somehow that Steve belonged to him, and a grim set came to his lips

and a queer little tightening to his heart, as his imagination pictured how

Steve might even then be lying with his face cold and silent under the


They went straight to Mi.ry's Igloo to see if the inhabitants of that

place knew anything about him. learning nothing except that he had left

there about the tenth or elcentli of January. They stayed there over

night, and ruse early, with the intention

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fall. onl v coming from his cave, where

was only some lone •

he was spending the winter.

Warren took the glasses away from his eyes in order to rest them.

A few seconds later he looked again. What he saw astonished him. while

it tilled his heart with a vague dread. It was the gray leader. King!

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When Steve hail said goodby to Warren he drove off. and on the

tenth, after an uneventful trip reached Mary's Igloo—a sort of half-way

place with about fifty inhabitants, where he sent a message to the X. C.

Company, lie spent the night there at a friend's house ami set out

the next morning, making a noun halt daily, of an hour or so. to rest the

dog> and eat lunch, lie had a number of shots at snuw-shoe rabbits and

ptarmigan—they tasted good after living on hardtack, lish. and the like.

After shooting enough for the day's meals for himself and dogs. Steve aluay>

>tuck his shotgun, loaded, in between the lacings on the right side

of the sledge, where it would be handv if he saw something to *hoot at.

Abou; noon on the thirteenth—a day of disaster for Steve as it turned

..lit—Steve saw a rabbit, running across the snow, at a lively gait, lie

ura-ped the muzzle of his ^un to draw it out of the lacings: in some

manner the trigger caught and the gun wa> discharged, the shot entering

hi- breast and piercing the right lung.

Steve, who \v;b one "f the game>t men alive, mair.gcd to turn the

• lo'^s around, head them for Mary's Igloo, and then get back in the sledge.

I'itit after traveling for awhile, and missing the cheery voice of the driver.

;he team, knowing that M'lueihing was wrong, stopped of their own accord,

slipped their harness and came back to the unconscious man. Here

hunger had driven them off. one by one. all except the gray leader. lie

had left at times in >earch of food, or help, always to return to the *ide of

ike inaniniati man.

And so they found Steve, sitting bolt upright, his hand> grasping the

-ides of the sledge, his eyes wide open—apparently gazing out over that

dreary expanse of MIOW toward the help that he knew wa> sure to come.

while just outride the mound of snow, that hid the sledge and its >ad load.

la\ the bodv of the faithful gray leader. King.

'The nearness of death had made his senses unusually keen, and hearing

the approach of the rescuing party, he had with his la>t remaining

.'.nice of Mrenglh struggled through the snowy shroud, and it was his

uray form that Warren had -ecu totter and fall, warning him of the rcslinu

place of Steve.

• in the riyht of the road as one goes front Yaldez to Mary's Igloo a

rude wooden cro-> ri-es above the snow, and it bear> th;-> legend:

"Sacred to the memory of STF.YK: ami to KlXt'i. who was faithful

unto death."


W. (.'. r.i.NNi.Ti. June "15.


#f iflrattriaro

That the splendid Hay of San Francisco remained undiscovered for

two hundred years, while adventurous Spanish, English and Portuguese

explorers sailed by its entrance, unwittingly, leaving its glistening waters

to be first seen by others, is to be wondered at. Then it was not by a

marine, but by a land force: not by an exploring, but a colonizing and

missionary band, which, had lost its way in the forest-covered hills.

Don Carlos III of Spain, by a well-known decree, expelled all the

Jesuits from the Spanish dominions. The Franciscan fathers were to occupy

their possessions and take up the task oi conversion anil alleviating

suffering, that had been carried on by their predecessors. Don Caspar de

I'ortola. a captain of the Spanish army, was appointed, about the same

time. (iovernor of the Califoruias. with special commands to carry out the

precepts of this decree in the territory assigned to him. Therefore 1'iis

figure of tlie early romantic and chivalrous history of California sailed to

the new world, lie landed in .Mexico but soon hurried overland to the

settlement ->l' San Diego.

Here there were rumors of an intended Ki'ssian settlement to lie made

farther up the coast. So I'ortola set out to lound a colony and mission

near what is now Moinerev May. This was on Julv 14. 17(>'). There

were sixty-four souls in the motley party, composed of Spanish .-oldiers

ami adverHirers. Franciscan friars and Indians. Thev struggled on. over

hills, across streams and rivers, following the white coast line when it was

possible. The passage was difficult. Although the Indians were friendly,

no previsions, except merit, could be secured. Mules carried their baggage,

which was light. A siipply-bnat. the "San lose." had been sent

forward to their destination: but like many such auxiliary expeditions, it

did not arrive.

The journey was made through a wild, unknown country. Sergeant

( Jrtcga acted as the pathfinder, traveling in the van on the march. lie

cut the trails, selected the camping places and pacified the Indians with

valueless, but attractive gifts. The onintrv was new. so progress was

consequently slow.

When the latitude of Monterey Mav was reached, they began to lay

their course along the sea-shore, but in their zeal and fervor missed that

bay. finding one farther north. Half Moon May. From here, thinking that

now they were lost, still trusting in Ciod. they pushed on until, on the

first day of November, there appeared far out in the calm Pacific, several

islands and a promontory, veiled in the distant haze. At last a point was

reached with which they were familiar, for Cabrera Mueno had di.-cribed

this very place! God was good! lie decreed that the mission should be

founded here instead of on the shores of Monterey Hay. The islands were

the 1'arallones. the cape. Point Reyes.

That night the band slept beside a monstrous fire. Karly the next



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morning, on November 2, 1769. some of the men went to the low mountains

in the east to Hunt deer. They ascended to the top'and from there

saw spread out before, its placid waters yet untouched by any but native

craft, a magnificent, shining arm of the sea, stretching north and southward

toward the dimly outlined hills far away. Little did the hunters suspect,

as they stood there in deep admiration, that some da,y, within these

same green waters, the ships of all the nations of the world would be

anchored side by side. So the first white men saw San Francisco P.ay.

Who they were history does not say. but Portola. their leader, receives

credit for its discovery. Meanwhile Ortega had been dispatched by Portola

to explore to the north, lie returned and reported having seen the

same bay. Later he was sent around the bay and inarched through Contra

Costa County, perhaps as fr;r north as the Suisun 1'ay.

Nine days were spent in fruitless hope and prayer for the arrival of

the supply ship. They thought, it might, on not finding them, initiate a

search. I'.ut the vessel had been wrecked—so the tired, footsore company

retraced its steps back to San Diego. The city of St. Francis was left

tip the Indians until her founder established the Mission Dolores, near the

harlmr and in the present flourishing city which no.v bears his name,

ami which, we hope as years pass, may prove more and more worthy of

his blessing.

YHTOK W. (IAI.VI.V. hinc 14.

Srttuj Askrfc tn UJritr a

There's not much sense to this. I must confess

I'.ut what the teacher says \ must obey.

No matter that I work all night and day.

A sonnet must I write to get an S;

Upon the octave I must put much stress

To make the rhyme go twice a b b a

And let me tell you 'tis no mere child's play.

To get S on a sonnet:—Happiness!

And now with only six lines more to do

A feeling comes o'er me as though I'm thru.

And with that comes a sense of great relief.

For sonnets may be hard, but they arc brief:

Vet one request I'd like to make of you:

Scorn not what I have tried and could not do.


F. A. IVJKI.ANT). '14.



Iferftftg of IGattagatt"

I paused before Brady's Restaurant and counted the chimes of a far-off

church clock that boomed faintly in my ear. Seven, eight, nine—nine

o'clock. I was on time to the minute. But would he be there? Would •

he keep the appointment made one year ago? I could still see his cheerful

face as he bade farewell to me and Sing-Sing. "But brace up, Al," he

had said, noticing my despondent look, "you've only a year more to serve."

Then in a whisper: "You remember Brady's, the restaurant with the underground

cellar where the gang used to meet? Well, I'll be waiting there

at V sharp on the eve of your release."

With this in mind I thrust open the door. The place had not changed,

and there at a corner table was a disconsolate heap that I recognized as

Jin). But not the happy, hopeful Jim of former days. He had aged visibly,

some remorse was gnawing at his heart, for his welcome to his old

pal was listless and his handshake lacked pressure behind it.

To my repeated inquiries he only muttered, "I am mad, Al: mad and

angry as it is possible to be."

"At whom?" I ventured.

Me looked at me dolefully from the corner of his eye and replied: "At

three shivclcd old women who weave the destinies of man—three toothless

hags otherwise known as the Fates."

"Come off, Jim," 1 said, perplexed: "come down to earth. What's up,

are the police on your trail?" lie shook his head indifferently.

"Is it a woman?" By the way he squirmed I knew I'd hit the nail.

"Al," he replied, "we have known each other pretty well for the last

six years, but you always have been considerate enough never to ask about

my past. I have never asked you: the information was volunteered. You

were raised in the slums and you've remained in the mud where you were

born. With me it is different. [ haven't always been what I am to-day.

Back in England there is a stern, gray-haired old baronet whom I used to

call father. But as a son I was a failure. I squandered his money and

was continually in trouble. When finally I was expelled from Oxford he

refused to have anything more to do with me. At the time I was too proud

to beg forgiveness, too confident of my own ability to fear being cast out

into the world.

"I simply bade farewell to the life of luxury, and to my chum. Richard

Undly. Then I set sail for America. Here, out of a job, penniless, I

learned the crooked way. The United States extended to me a hearty

welcome. I had hardly been here two months before I was arrested and

sent up for six years.

"In Sing-Sing you and I were cell-mates and our acquaintanceship

began. A year ago I was released and I promised to meet you here at

Brady's to-night. It was during that twelve-months' interval that the

strange adventure occurred. After leaving prison I returned to the old

life. I accumulated a bank account and dressed accordingly.


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"One afternoon while walking down P.roadway. some one suddenly

grasped my arm. Tt was a firm, muscular hold, like a policeman takes

before adjusting the handcuffs. My jaunty spirits oozed out of me. Had

my clothes given me away? I turned. Xo policeman greeted my gaze.

Who do you think it was—Dick Lindly, my old pal from England.

"'Hello. Monte," says he, 'I have been looking for you high and low.'

Montague Gilbert he called me, the old name I had long since discarded in

Kngland. It awakened in me memories and also a scheme.

••"Xo. Dick." I replied. "I guess you didn't find me around Xcw York.

I have been out West gold mining. I have struck it rich ami am now back

looking for old acquaintances.'

"He was the same trusting, unsuspecting Dick as of old. lie believed

me. he took me home to meet his wife. He took me into society, into his

clubs, forever introducing me as his old pal. Monte Gilbert, now a rich

Western mine owner. lie was influential. I am a good mixer, and so

niv success was certain.

"The three old women began to wcavv when 1 met Dick's niece. May

I.audsdaie. May. with golden tresses, deep brown eyes and marvelous

complexion. To add to her attractions, she was the sole heiress of her

'lead lather's estate: a small matter of about three millions. With me it

was love at first sight and for no single reason. She was beautiful, of

course, but her money—if I could marry her my financial problem would

be solved.

"Only one thing stood in my way. One evening at a dance, as I was

being introduced around, some one seized my hand and shook it vigorously

saving. "Certainly I know Mr. Gilbert, certainly, we are old friends from

the West, we cwn neighboring mines.' The in.-'ii who addressed me was

of medium height, with a sallow complexion and sickly smile that spread

• ver his features. Can you imagine who it was? Do you remember

at Sing Sing the man whom every prisoner hated and no one trusted?

The man who was always trying to win our confidences, the eavesdropper,

who always carried his tak-s to the warden. It was Lanagan. the stoolpigeon.

If I remember right, he obtained an early pardon for his honorable

wi-.rk. lie was the man who aid •Certainly, certainly 1 know him. we

are old pals from the West.'

"As soon as 1 could get him aside. I asked what his game was. Great

Scott! it was the same as mine; rich miner from the West, and of all

things queer, he. too, was figuring on marrying Miss I.andsdale."

» * * * * * * * * * *

"Three months tlittccl past like a happy dream. My position, in New

York society was assured, and of May's affections I was certain, i'lut now

mv monev supply was on the ebb. If success was to be mine. I realized the

necessity of acting quickly before poverty called my bluff.

"So one evening while visiting May. 1 decided upon a bold resolve. I

was going to test her affections and sympathies at the same time. I arose

and started pacing the room with as sad an expression as my countenance

could possibly assume.

"'May.' I began, "this evening I have news to break, perhaps sad infor-



mation to you. This week I must leave New York, never to return.' Surprise

and sorrow were written on her face. 'But Monte,' she murmured

in surprise, 'I thought there was someone in this city whom you cared for

very much.' .,

" 'Yes,' I replied, 'but a breach has suddenly widened between us.

She thought I was a rich mine owner from the West; so did I, but to-day

T received a startling telegram. It stated that my mine has proved itself

;i surface one oniy—the vein I thought limitless has ended abruptly. Now

1 must go back to work, a common miner. 1 once had dreamed to settle

down in New York, to be married, to be happy. Hut now my dream is no

longer possible. I feel myself slipping back, back into the rut of poverty."

"May raised her eyes in wonderment. 'Is that the only reason you are

going? I didn't think poverty could ever Come between true love."

"•Would it make any difference to you?" I asked.

" "You know it wouldn't. Monte,' she promptly replied.

Thus had she stood the test true: she was mine.

"We were seated side by side. My arm slipped about her. Already

I could feel my treacherous fingers reaching for the jingling three million.

"Later, to my surprise, she took a ring from her finger and gave it to

me. It was in the form of a dragon's claw, with a ruby clutched in the


J'his ring." she. remarked, "was given to my great grandfather by a

Rajah, while he was serving in India. The ring has a mystical power. It

has been handed down from generation to generation, always to the eldest

daughter. When she becomes engaged her fiance must wear it. And.

Monte." she added playfully, 'if ever you are naughty or bad. this ring will

bring to light your true character."

"Shortly after our engagement was announced, 1 received an invitation

to a stag party at Lanagan's apartments. That was the first time I'd

played cards for almost seven years. My inexperience showed in the end.

I lost and lost heavily, more than I had money to pay for. Then I began

to see the end near. I was in debt and my hotel bill was almost due. 1

must have appeared disconsolate, for while the guests were departing

Lanagan asked me to remain awhile.

"When we were alone, lie went right to the point. 'Jim.' he said, 'you

are out of funds. How badly do you need money?"

" "That's none of your affairs,' I said curtly, 'but with me money is a

matter of life or death."

"Then he lowered his voice: 'Jim, we both have something in common

We are struggling to rise from the mire. I want to render assistance

Mouse-breaking always was your specialty, whv don't you try it once more

to get you out of this difficulty?"

"I shook my head. 'Xo, Lanagan. at the most. I could only raise a

few hundred if I got the family silver; what I need is a few thousand.'

"'Well.' he replied, "how about the family jewels? There was a large

function to-night and I have been informed through underground channel^

that Madame I!— was there with a rope of pearls and a diamond tiara

If you say the word I'll lead you to them.'


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before you thrust me behind the bars. Think of my family you ruin. Look

at me: I am starved, and my wife, my children—I dare not think of them,

waiting, patiently waiting for me to bring home food. In desperation I

have sought work, for clays and night 1 have trudged the streets, but no one

lias compassion on my sufferings. They say I am too shabbily clothed, I am

ill fed. I look incapable.'

"Then she sneered—"Do you expect me to believe that story? Tell it

to the police!" Thei: she took the 'phone off the hook. I had but one

chance left. I Hung myself at her feet and raised my hands in piteous


" "Madam, be kind, be merciful, think of the loved ones you are condemning.'

Then I saw my words had effect. The sneer froze on her lips

and her eyes were flooded with tears. To my intense relief she put the

'phone down. Then, pointing to the window, she said. 'Go. Perhaps you are

telling the truth.'

"I lost iir. lime in making a hurried exit. God was merciful, Lanagan

was nowhere in sight. It >vould have been his last night on earth. Treacherous

hypocrite, how 1 longed to bury my lingers in his throat and throttle

him inch by inch. I hurried down the street till the corner was reached,

then I glanced back.

"She was at the window, motionless, staring into the darkness which

had enveloped me."

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For a while the speaker of the narrative paused and glanced at me

reflectively. "So, you see. Al, Lanagan with his underhand methods won

out. He married her yesterday."

"But, Jim." I remonstrated, "I thought she didn't recognize you."

"She didn't," he replied quietly, "but she wrote me a note saying she

did recognize this."

He laid a grimy, calloused hand on the table.

"What, your hand?" I exclaimed.

"No," he disdainfully retorted, and for answer wiggled his little finger.

Then I noticed a thin band of gold in the form of a dragon's claw, and

clutched in the talons was a blood red ruby that gleamed and scintillated.

Then half credulous, half mocking. I quoted his former words: "This

ring, Monte, has a mystic charm and ever if you are naughty or wicked, it

will bring to light your true character."


A high-school paper is a publication to which \


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A monthly, published by the Student* of Lowell High School.


1OI.A G. RIKSS. '13. Editor.

ROI'.KRT UKKXSTK1N. '14. Associate. VICTOR GAI.VIN. '14. Assistant.


I'IKORCIK liKOWX, '13. School Notes.

MKLVIU.K KALM-MAXN. '13. Organizations.

CUI'l-'YCK NKVIN. '14, OrK:inizalions.

D1XO I.II'ri. '14. Organizations.

AXITA VKN'KliR. '14, ICxchansjes.

W1I.1.TAM m-INDKR. '14. Atliktics.

KDWARD WAGKXKR. '13. Atlilctics.


DOROTHY U- MAY. '13, Girls' Atliletics.

AI.I.ISOX RKYMAN. '13. Joke-..

Kl.l-.ANOR MATHKWS. '13. Art.

FRANK m.AISDKIJ.. '14. Art.

CARI. SAWVKLL, '16. Art.


VICTOR I.. 1 ; URT1I. '14. Manager.

KSMOND SC11A1MRO. "14. Associate.


DANIK1. STOXll. '14.

K \KIN LKAVY. '14.

IIL'UKRT 1.I.0YD, '15.


Veiling America's slogan: "I sin mid worry and ijet—" well, there

innumerable terrifying, heart-rending disasters which he says result

from such a mental l process, llcing llin of f an age-wise agewise race, race

"I SHOULD he doesn't want to give these calamities a chance to

WORRY—" happen: so to remind himself that lie must not. he

liberally intersperses his talk with "I-should-worry." And

linw his father and his uncle, his sister and his cousin, and perhaps his

mother, have adopted it. When father wants to appear calm and untlurried

in the bustle and hustie of the world, the phrase trips easily from

hU tongue: sister says it because she thinks it's "cute": and mother, who

may or may not say it at times—but wait, we have a use for mother.

We've all met this cheery optimist.—we see nim every day. lie is the

lad who. when he spills the ink-bottle or doesn't do his English paper, or

forgets when the battle of Hastings was fought, or when he stops the

action of the Debating Society by creating a hub-bub, draws up his left

eyebrow and says. "I should worry and"—etc. 11 is sister is the girl who

displavs the same general traits, and who laughs at her brother's antics,



and thinks it funny when he creates said disturbances in said Debating

Society. You sec, their policy is: "Let the other fellow worry"—the

Debating President, for instance.

An eminent physician once emphasized his belief that the words,

"I should worry," were a blessing to busy, fretting mankind, and that the

course therein implied was a happy one to follow. For, he said, worry

ages man, and this constant joking keeps one out of the worrying habit,

and enjoins one to take life easier,—in other words, less earnestly.

Perhaps he is right, lint we may be sure that the anti-worrying

doctor has a good practice and a steady income, or a snug sum stored up

against old age. He's probably forgotten the times when he had to

worry to make both ends meet: the times when the policy of "I should

worry" would not have pushed him an inch nearer to his goal: the

times when, if he had lived it, his patients would have lost their patience

and lie. in turn, both.

What idler started the vogue is not known. Nor are we any more

concerned with its originator than with the man who invented ice-cream.

Moth exist; both are popular. Mut, as too much ice-cream is not good

for Young America (this he, of course, protests) neither is too much of

the non-worrying idea. For he will lose his opportunities, then his ideals.

Everybody knows the man who jogged through his youth and never cared,

and now complains, "The world's all wrong; I never had a chance." It's

easy, soothing to vanity, and unjust to blame the world for individual


Indeed, if all the world were "I-should-worriers." conditions would be

almost as unpleasant as those suggested in the classic: "If all the world

were apple-pie—." Mut (and here is where mother comes to our aid)

that will never be as long as Young America's mother is Mother. She

may in fun join in the slangy refrain, but she never means it. You

couldn't persuade her to stop worrying for those around her with dire

threats of wrinkles and old age. And if Young America won't worry for

himself, she will all the more,—for she will be disappointed, bitterly so,

if she can't take even a reasonable pride in him. For this reason and

for her sake, if for no other, a sturdy effort toward the realization of her

longing ought to appeal both to his mind and to his heart.

Do you, at any spare time, attend "special feature" vaudevilles, and

watch the tinsel flash, and hear the jokes that Sandy cracked with Andy?

Being normally fond of diversion, of course you do.

WHICH DO And. while there, you sit back and enjoy yourself,

YOU PREFER? and let your neighbor know you have just as keen a

: sense of humor as he,—for do you not laugh as often,

and as long, and as loud? Sometimes, while pausing to take a breat'.i. you

may wonder what there was so really funny about that last "hit." and

what in the name of Croesus you are laughing about anyway. Mut in

the end it makes no difference; you enjoyed yourself, and that is enough.

As for the flashing tinsel, and Sandy and Andy and their funny talk, you

have soon forgotten them; their impression was but momentary.

Did you last term see the play "Everyman"' presented by the Reading




Club? Ucing a loyal Lowellitc, of course you did.—and you enjoyed it

anil have not forgotten, for this impression was not fleeting. There were

no jukes to laugh over, but—of better value—there were thoughts worth

treasuring. And those people present, who had the mistaken idea that

an allegorical representation of the virtues and vices cannot be other than

dry. uninteresting, and prosy, discovered that the play afforded a deeper

enjoyment than ever vaudeville has. roused interest, and by its higher

purptiscs insured a remembrance more lasting. For giving us this

opportunity to understand something worth understanding, thanks cannot

1-e t> ii heartily offered to the students taking part, ami especially to Mr.

I'erham. under whose painstaking management the play was a success.

A gixiil thing bears repeating: in the future comedies ami melodramas

might will be passed by for a play f this kind.


Nil doubt sufficient matter lias appeared in the columns of the local

liailies and weeklies in make it clear to the public that the tempest-in-aleapnt

opposition to the Lowell High School Cafeteria came from people

who desire to exploit the school for the sake of gain in trade or real

estate values. The recent action of the Improvement Clubs in repudiating

the criticisms shows that the neighborhood wants the Cafeteria. Nevertheless,

there may still linger in the minds of many people some erroneous

idea:- regarding it. hence the excuse for this article.

The motives which prompted the establishment of the Cafeteria do

tint need discussion. The providing of school lunches in school buildings

is a fast growing idea in Europe and America and if one will take the

trouble to read a timely article on the subject in the October number of

McClure's Magazine he will find arguments to convince him of its necessity

and utility. Also he will understand why free lunches are not desirable

in this country.

The Cafeteria is imi run to make money. The aim is only to cover

expenses and as sunn as nur debts are paid prices of food are likely to be


The presence of pennies does not promote gambling, indeed, would be

more likely to diminish it if it existed. The pennics-in-changc of one day

are turned in to pay for the lunch of the next.

"The Cafeteria docs not beget snobbishness. On the contrary, it is

the most democratic feature of the school. The children of the poor are

in-i made to serve those of the rich, but the poor and rich alike work

r-ide bv side in serving lunches and sit side by side in eating them. Children

who bring their lunches eat with those who don't. Sociability is cultivated

by this carefree mingling of all classes: so is respect for the rights

of others: so is self-respect: and finally so is respect for labor.

To close, the Cafeteria is one of the best and most desirable features of

the Lowell High School. i'- MOKTO.V.


We welcome this month a new member to our Faculty. Miss Pence, a

graduate of Lowell and of I'. C. She comes to Lowell as a teacber of English.

! listory and French.

The Camera Club held their picnic on Admission Day at Muir Woods.

Pictures were taken which will be shown at their entertainment. Altogether,

they had a jolly time. Thanks are due to Mr. and Mrs. Garten,

who acted as chaperons.

A Girls' Rally was held on Thursday. August 28th, Vice-President

Florence Warford. presiding. The purposes and plans of the various organizations

were explained by prominent members: Elinor Durbrow. I'resident

of the Girls' Glee Club: Josie Maestrctti. Stage Manager of the Reading

Club; Dorothy Riedy of the basketball team: Alice Hopps, Manager of

the Tennis Club, lola Riess conformed with the Editor's usual fruitless

task by asking the girls' support of Tin: LOWKI.I.. Clyfficc Nevin (alias "X

Square") explained the plans for equipping the Girls' Rest Room. Miss

Granicher gave three enjoyable monologues, and .Miss Weigle a heart-to-heart

talk with the girls (exit interloper Lewis). The rally ended—take notice, you

famous rooting section—with a big "Eee-rah" led by Dot Reidy.

Dan Cupid is in the "swim."' too. and with waterproof arrows has pierced

the hearts of Margaret lirack and "Ernie" Smith. June '12.

What did you do Wednesday afternoon. Oct. 1 ? Attended the Reading

Club entertainment, of course. liought somebody's work of art.

gamely disintegrated sweets of unknown substances, and saw Harrison,

Leavy and Meyer in their true roles. Miss Granicher is a wonder: she

is the first, so far as is known, to have gotten the best of these three villainous

characters. Your ten cents, loyal Lowellitc, will be put to a noble purpose:

the equipment of the Girls' Rest Room. (N'o. Pereival Algernon,

stop grumbling—you don't need a rest room.)

Since Miss Uowman has begun to instruct her gymnasium classes in

the art of baseball, the girls are having excellent vocal practice. Mr.

Clark wants to know why girls can't play without "squealing." For the

same reason that boys don't use their best ball-room manners with each

other when in an exciting game.

Speak "Esperanto"? Why not? You can learn it in fifty hours. So

says Mr. Parrish. who. under the auspices of the Debating Society, gave

a lecture on the usage of the language. He says it is bound to become


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the "universal language."' It is universri already, in that it consists of

words from the Latin. Greek. German. French. Spanish. Russian. English,

Oriental tongues, and—have we forgotten any others?

The cafeteria has had a fairly good business this month, despite the

number of vacation and warm days.

Did you think it warm awhile back. Xo? Then were you packed

in ice? O. you mean "warm" isn't strong enough. Well, you wouldn't

want us to be suspended for using the very hottest expression, would

you? Soft collars and white dresses were the rage for several days. Our

beloved lessons were for once abandoned, the beach was so attractive.

Had the roll been called on Tuesday ni.ulit. near the waves of the great

Pacific, our report for attendance would have been almost perfect. A

tew faithful ones toiled on. however, in defiance of old Sol.—the High 4

Knglish class for instance.

crooks demands a Carnegie medal. And deserves it, noble martyr!

He actuallv wrote one-third of the assigned Knglish paper, and ended up

by saving that at this point the heat had quite overcome him. He is a

crook, isn't he?

The I'.ook Exchange, under the guidance of "Sammy" Lewis, and

Irving Meyer, report a profit of $26 for the term.

The Senior Dance Committee has been appointed and is making

preparations for the Senior Dance. The committee consists of Messrs.

"Loiii>e" Less (chairman), lieo. l'.roun. Dick Shainwald. Mel. Kaufmanu

icx-oi!'iciol, and Misses Ma Kiess. Florence Warford. Kleanor Malhews

and Ruth IJrandoii.

( (rganized rooting has come back to Lowell to >tay. Under the capable

"Chick" Foster, Al I'.nil. and "I'.ud" Kmery, our rooting section has

become the best in the city. A yell contest will be held in the near

future, so think of some new yel's. Ask your neighbor's baby.

A certain robust Senior has had many honors bestowed upon his

brow (literally), the latest being a custard pie. For further references ask

•"Custard" Louis.

Vic Furth and the P.usiness Staff showed their capability in managing

the finances of Tin-: LOWKI.I. when they reported a profit of $C>1 (,n Uie

September issue.

A Football Rally was held in the Auditorium Sept. I 1 ', i'-c.ideiit

I'.rown presiding. The speakers were: "l'.cel" Osborne. Leon Schoenfeld.

Herb Wilson. Kddie Wagener. "Chief Mender. Al Mull, and Coach Mullineaux.

The "Mysterious Six." the rejuvenated "Pretzel Duo." and the

( >rehestra supplied the entertainment.

Don't fail to see those two Dutch comedian water-carriers. Rattner

and Schoenfeld. perform at every game. Alter many weeks' practice they have

gained a Kolbandillian teamwork.

Lest you forget! All lunches are to be eaten in the basement, not

upon the first Hour, neither upon the second, nor r.pon the third, and

dccidedlv not upon the roof. This applies to those hard-working grinds

who study while eating.

Please, somebody, do something exciting: We want the news for

this department.



This mav sound superstitious, but change i;m 317. Since the society has met in the latter room, the meetings

have been much better attended than in the room on the second Hour. I Jut

that which has been especially gratifying is the attendance of lower classmen

wlio are not yet eligible for membership in the club. The policy of

the organization has always been to extend a cordial invitation to all nonmembers

to attend the mee'.ings and enjoy the interesting programs.

The meetings during the last month can well be classified as regular

and "special." The first regular meeting in September consisted of the

reading of two selections. Mel. Kaufmann read a story entitled. "Love

Me. I.ove My Dog." written by that well-known author of to-day. Rich.ird

Harding Davis. lie was followed by a selection. "A Good Dinner."

capably read by Miss Johnston. The other regular meeting was one of the

most interesting held this term. Dorothy Reidy read a ludicrous short

story showing the trials and tribulations of children in the grammar

schools when they have to recite before the entire class. It was called.

'"Making An Orator." Mr. Schmulowitz then read "Those Who Walk In

Darkness." The program was concluded with a well-rendered recitation:

Miss Granicher vividly described to us the terrible arena scene from "Quo


The two "special" meetings of the month consisted of readings from

the ancient humorists by our new faculty member. Mr. McKinlcy. At one

of the meetings Mr. McKi iley read fnnn Martial, the great ancient epigrammatist.

II is humorous, yet wise epigrams were greatly enjoyed.

"Juvenal," it is said, "excelled all others of his day in satire": selections

fnini his works were read by Mr. McKinlcy at the other "special" meeting.

The society is fortunate to have another of our new faculty members

take interest in.it. Mr. Richardson has attended several meetings, and has

spoken before the club. What each organization needs is the hearty

interest and support of some faculty members: and, having this, the

Reading Club ought to prosper.


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Society meets to-dav in Room 317 at 3:10." Friday has been the meeting


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day of this organization for years,'and when this day is wantonly seized

by other organizations and executive committees for meetings and rallies,

then the purpose of the society is lessened.

For several terms much argument has arisen over the competition for

Friday as the day best fitted for holdings entertainments and the like.

Last term an agreement was reached which no';longer secured for societies

Friday afternoons for meetings or entertainments, and which provided for

the holding of rallies on Thursday, unless utterly impossible.

All we ask is that Friday be solely the meeting day of our society.

This is neither impossible nor impractical. Each Thursday is left open

fur rallies, and the other organizations can easily hold their entertainments

on the day of their regular meeting. If the Debating Society is to remain

at Lowell, supported by the entire school, then no meeting day must carelessly

be given up for other purposes. We seek your support of the slogan,

"Friday for the Debating Society.*'

l»y the time this issue is out, Lowell will have been entered in an

individual speaking contest held on the evening of the fourth of October,

in the Auditorium, under the auspices of the Debating League of California.

Each school entered was allowed two speakers, to debate upon

"The best method of securing permanent peace in Mexico.'' the best speaker

being awarded a trophy. Lowell is particularly fortunate in having two

such able men as R. P. Snider and Jerome lUiyer entered. Also, by the

time this issue is read, the "Big" Team Tryout will have been held, and

during the next month Lowell will be entered in several forensic contests.


Though the girls started out this term with vim and vigor a great

deal has not really been accomplished this month. For, by a whim of

fate, holidays have ever visited us on Mondays. Of course, we do not in

tlie least object to vacations, but nevertheless practice has suffered thereby.

Then. too. some of our choristers seem to have forgotten that vacations

have not been extended to every Monday. Girls, wake up. take notice and

come to Glee Club next Monday. To be candid, you need it as much as

the club needs you. and I am sure some jolly good fun won't spoil your dispositions

in the least.

Xew songs have been chosen and of quite a variety. Surely there are

some among them that appeal .'.o a portion if not to all of the girls. So

be you staid or merry, thoughtful or gay, you will find some to please you


A word to the Freshmen. The roll is still open to you. so try to find

your way through our "labyrinth of "nails" to the Auditorium next rehearsal.


Last month found the Orchestra sadly lamenting its fate, the lack of a

director. Since then they have got the best of fate by trying one of their

own members for a leader and. lo! the result was good. Every Thursday

afternoon Pieerillo drills the members in room 317. while the girls in tiic

basketball court throw- goals to the tunes which tloat down to them. New

members have swelled their numbers, so they are progressing famously.

They gave proof of their work at the Football Rally by rendering three

selections. They are now preparing to assist at the Reading Club enter-



tainment on October first. Because of financial circumstances the k

is destined to be but an auxiliary this term, for they will be able togive

no semi-annual concert.


During the past month, the Boys' Glee Club has met regularly and

some very good rehearsals have taken place. At each meeting more is

learned about the new songs and before long they will be mastered. ;

In view of preparing an exceptionally good card for the concert, which

will take place in a few months, the club has decided to refuse all offers

lu sing for the other organizations at their respective entertainments. All

efforts will in this way be devoted to the success of the coming concert.

If you have ever heard the snappy little ditties sung at a Boys' Glee

Club concert, you will have felt, without doubt, that one of the finest

personal attributes one can possess is a pleasing voice. You may not

become a Caruso, yet you can gain this personal attribute by appearing at

room 217 and practicing under Mr. Smith's supervision on every Tuesday

at 3:10.

If you intend to join, it is not too late. Come to room 217 on the

very next Tuesday, as it is desirous that all members have at least two

months' practice before the concert.


Owing to the ever increasing membership of this organization, steps

are being taken to limit the roll call. At present there are over fifty members

in the club and nearly all show up for ever)' meeting. The policy of

working on other days than merely the meetings days has been adopted

and members may be seen at work in the Dark Room any clay. One fault

these workers ought to overcome, however, is that of being untidy in their

operations, for the promised enlarging lantern will not materialize until

they are more tidy. Doesn't that remind you of your younger days:

"Jimmy, if you don't wash your face, you can't have any cake."'

For the benefit of those members who were unfamiliar with the art of

developing and printing, a lecture was given by President Breyman, and

as a result a few more amateurs have been initiated into the realms of


The club, under th*> supervision of the Vice-:President, Miss Rowe'll,

Miss Stern and Mr. Pohli, gave a picnic to Muir Woods on Admission

Day and, according to all reports, the thirty attending had a delightff.l

day. A word of thanks must be extended to Mr. Garton and his wife, who

gave much satisfaction as chaperons. The club expects to give another

outing before the end of the term.

If you are desirous of solving the intricacy of Photography join the

club to-day, for to-morrow the membership limit may have been reached.


For giving the face a good color, get one pot of rouge, and one

rabbit's foot. Bury them two miles from home and walk out and backonce

a day to see that thev are still there.

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At this writing, the fnothall squad lias participated in five games during

tile tall, and has left the field, successful in three of the contests, an


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Lowell 3, Oakland 8.

On the following Saturday, September 6. the team met the Oakland':;';

High School fifteen at Oakland and lost after a hard-fought contest. The ,

game was a forwards' fight from start to finish, the backs of neithei team ••£

doing much work. The Lowell team made its only try early in the first half,

when Hawks picked the ball up and ran fifty yards through a scattered field.

The attempt to convert from a difficult angle missed only by a few .feet.

Lowell had the advantage for the remainder of the half but could not

score again. The Oakland forwards opened the second half with a rush

and soon had Lowell on the defensive. Although the team defended well,

the < lakland forwards managed to get the ball over twice and converted

one of their tries.

The Lowell team:

Forwards: Crooks, Osborne, Bertheau. Grieb. Knight. Berndt, Wilson,

Turkington, Carr. Stcvcr.

Hacks: Katten. Conrado. Hawks, Schoenfeld, Flynn. Emery, Lewin,

Bender. Borland. Lowell 32, Trinity 0.

On Tuesday afternoon. September 2, the team played an impromptu game

at the Stadium against Trinity, and walked all over the players of the Stanyan

Street institution for thirty-two points, while they were vainly trying to get

near enough to the Lowell line to score.

Lowell 5, Stanford Freshmen 8.

On Saturday, September 13, the squad traveled to Palo Alto and lost a

hard game to the Stanford Freshmen. Coach Mullineux used twenty-one

players and no doubt has formed a very definite plan regarding the aggregation

he will send on to the field in the league games.

The Freshmen made only one try and that came early in the first half, it

was converted and no more scoring was done until near the end of the game.

The Freshmen were awarded a free kick and drop-kicked the ball over the

bar. After the ball had been put into play again, Turkington followed up

the ball fast after a line-out, and. when a Stanford back fumbled, kicked it

past the full-back and scored. Knight converted easily.

The line-up follows:

Forwards: Grieb. Wilson. Carr. Turkington. Bertheau. Sample. Osborne,

Emery. Weinshcnk.

Backs: Spiegel, Hawks. Bender, Katten, Conrado, Flynn. Borland. Selvage.

Kehrlein. Gilkyson. Lcwin, Robinson.

Lowell 53, Polytechnic 0.

This, our first league game, proved a walk-away for the Lowell ruggers.

They out-classed the Poly players and scored almost at will and at no time

during the contest was the Lowell line in danger. The Lowell forwards

handled the ball well in scrimmages and line-outs, and the backs got in

several well-executed passing rushes. Knight, who attempted most of the

conversions, had a good day. and made the majority of his kicks tell. Lowell

made thirty-five points in the first half.

The line-up:

Forwards: Grieb, Berndt, Knight, Rivers. Carr, Bertheau, Sample. Osborne.

Wilson. Turkington.

Backs: Katten, Lcwin, Conrado, Kehrlein, Borland. Hawks. Flynn, Emery,

Selvage. 30






1 '.asketball practice will be started in about a month. There is little being

done now except a Freshman inter-room league, which Manager Schoenfekl

is conducting. Up to date, rooms 103. 104. and 139 have been victorious, and

some hotly-contested games are expected on the oval when the stronger teams

meet for the supremacy.

The interclass series will take place in the near future, and promises to

bring forth worthy material. None of last year's team men will be allowed

to play, and thus new players will be able to show whether they have mure

ability than the players mi the opposing teams. Captains and Managers of

the dilterent classes will be appointed, and they will pick their respective teams

I'M" the series.


Lowell has always occupied the highest position among the high schools

of the Coast in tennis. In the past year Lowell has been brought into

national prominence through the tennis activities of three of her graduates,

liatnelv. Maurice K. McLoughlin. William Johnston and John Strachan.

Maurice McLoughlin was chosen this year as the foremost member of the

American Davis Cup Team, having been ranked as the best player of the

I'liited States in 1912. In the preliminary matches his billiard work made

the I'nited States victorious and enabled them to play England for the

world's championship. In the first of these matches McLoughlin was beaten

by I'arke. but he more than made up for this defeat by winning the doubles,

and his second singles match from Dixon: thus giving the I'nited States the

Davis Cup for 1913.

McLoughlin proved victorious over a field of two hundred players in

the All of England championship: but was defeated in the challenge match

by Anthonv Wilding, probably the greatest player in the world to-day.

McLoughlin's two defeats were excusable inasmuch as he was worn out after

having had to play through such a large tournament. Xext year it is commonly

predicted that he will rank as the greatest player in the world, lie

again proved his superiority over the other players in the United States by

winning the national championship at Newport last month for the second


While McLoughlin was winning laurels abroad. William Johnston and

John Strachan were making records in the Iiast that are sure to rank them

among the ten best players in the United States. Johnston won the Longwood

and Xew York State championships which arc. next to the Xewpo:t

tournament, the most important in the country. John Strachan. National

Clay Court champion, ami Clarence Griffin, another Californian. challenged

McLoughlin and P.undy for the National Doubles title and were defeated

after a hard match.


Though the fall season is the off-season for track, yet the Sub-League

holds its semi-annual field meet during this term. It is difficult to get

men out to practice because football training is in full swing and takes

much material as well as interest from the track. I'.ut with regular

training now going on a good sized squad is expected.



The Sub-League has set October 18th for the date of its meet, leaving

only a few weeks in which to train. Lowell has won the cup and intends

to repeat the victory this fall. The meet will be held at the Stadium

instead of the St. Ignatius grounds, and this ought to be an inducement

for men to come out.

Manager Gocppert has decided to hold the interclass September 27th,

at the Stadium and from the rate of the entries it bids fair to be a banner

meet. The Schwartz perpetual trophy which is now held in joint ownership,

by the Freshmen and Juniors is up to be fought for.


The Academic Athletic League has decided to hold its annual swimming

championship on Friday, October 31. This means that there is

plenty of time left for those who wish to try for the team to get in some

good training.

On the 25th of August the interclass was run off at the Y. M. C. A.

tank. This was one of the most successful meets that has ever been held.

The entry list was a record breaker, there being 28 entered alone in the 50

yard dash. The principal stars were Donald McKenzie of the Juniors, and

Gardner of the Freshmen, each scoring 10 points. The meet was won by

the Sophomores, by the narrow margin of 2]/^ points over the Freshmen.

The results:

Event Time

r>0 yds. 20s

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( Blair (So.)

Gardner (F.) 1 Brownlee (Sr.) Green (So.)

Gardner (F.) Smith (So.) dither (So.) Mensor (So.)

Jjayless (F.) Brown (So.) Ray (So.) Carr f,T.)

I). McKenzie (.1.) S. McKenzie (F.) Sample (So.) Ray (So.)

I). McKenzie (.1.) Baird (J.) Voueosolovich (So.)

Relay 1:33 2/5 .lunlors ' Sophomores Freshmen


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Officials: Starter—Coff man: Announcer—Foster: Scorekeeper— G,

Brown: Timers—Reyman, ^'agencr, Selvage.


In the past baseball has always been the weak sport at Lowell.

Eleven years ago Lowell managed to win the A. A. L. In the following

eleven years of defeat the weakness of the team has not always been at

fault, for poor support by. the school has often been to blame.

Every fellow who knows how to handle a ball ought to feel it his

duty to report for fall practice. The only way that Lowell will win a

championship in baseball is by building up a team that will work together.

There will be plenty of opportunity to earn a position, for a number of

men have been lost through graduation. Baseball practice will be called

at the close of the League Football season, and the interclass will commence

immediately, which will give the lesser stars a chance to shine.

There is great interest shown in Indoor Baseball, and organized

teams play in the yard every day at noon. At present the June r 14 team

appears to be "unbeatable"' for they are running up a string of victories.




The line uy.

(captain) ; Bro\

Collarino right i

of the class an

tracted the atte

Hurrah! 'I

team. What?

At old Lowell]

My playing their.

The bare staieij

through inquisiti

the game. It &

like than ever

spectator was j

first point, than

joicing gave wa

team determined

with the other sij

thirty minutes oj

final score was j

The team lit

Forwards: *

Margaret Volkm;

Dorothy Riedy, A

This was the

been arranged; c

Rafael. October .'

on the other sell

not on its own •'

stand-bys" seems

tended. 'EH-A ]

Miss Bowman hi

nasium girls to p

The interest

for even the moi

complexions to tl

try-outs of interc

several courts are

their to-be oppon

ings, because ther

time, and remind





The line up is: Lippi 3d base, Stoncr pitcher and fielder. Galvin 2d base,

(captain): Mrownlce 1st base, Rosenthal in short. Meyer catcher, (manager);

Collarino right field. Schmulowitz short stop. Siakin pitcher and fielder. Spine

in" the class and inside baseball disclosed by a number of the stars has attract

ed the attention of several of the big league scouts. vv


Hurrah! They've gone and done it. Who? Why the Girls' Maskctball

team. What? Won the game with the High School of Commerce. Where?

At ulf.1 Lowell's court. When? Tuesday. September 22, l'Jlo. How?

My playing their best and hardest. Why? To uphold the honors of Lowell.

The bare statement of these facts naturally fails to send the same thrills

through inquisitive Willie as ran up and down the backs of those who saw

the game. It "seemed like homo" to play on the old court, and more homelike

than ever when we won. From the very outset the interest of every

'pectatnr was gained and held till the last whistle blew. Lowell scored the

lir^t |"'int. thanks to our opponent's foul and our accurate throw, but rejuicing

gave way to dismay when Commerce threw a field goal. Then our

team determined to get the lead again, and get it they did and kept it. but

with the other side so close behind that they could not rest a moment. After

thirty minutes of good team work, and playing on the part of both sides the

final score was ten to five.

The team line-up was as follows:

l-'orwards: Frances McCloughry, Kathcrinc Mcdeehan: side-centers:

.Margaret Yolkman. Dorothy Le May: touch center: Mary Lycette; guards:

Dorothy Riedy. Alma Thornburg.

This was the first block L game of the present term. Several others have

been arranged: one with Polytechnic in the near future: another with San

Rafael. October 3. and a third with San Jose, October 11. These will all be

on the other schools' courts, but the team has proven it can win even if

not mi its own "home ground". The interest of other girls besides the "old

stand-bys" seems to be aroused at last, and every practice has been well attended.

H-I-A played L-I-A on Sept. 21. the latter winning by one point.

Miss I'.owman has helped in getting teams arranged, and urging the gymnasium

girls to play, and we assure her this work is much appreciated.

Girls' Tennis.

The interest in tennis has decreased a little during the past "hot spell"

for even the most eager aspirants for fame were not willing to risk their

complexions to the rays of the "boiling sun". I.ut now it is cooler, and

try-outs of interclass. which will be held soon, are going on. Each day

several courts arc occupied by Lowell girls practicing cuts and dives to puzzle

their to-be opponents. Metter attendance, though, is required for the meetings,

because there one finds out the plans of the club. So be present next

time, and remind your friends to be there also.




Lewis—F rise for information.

Lucas—Glail to hear it. Xo one needs it more.


Miss Duffy ('upon receiving Shainwald's paper)—Is this intelligently

written ?

Shainwald—Are you going to read it?

Miss DulTv—Xo.


IJrown. the other day. while looking at the skeleton of a donkey, made

a very natural quotation. "Ah." said he. "we are fearfully and wonderfully


M. Kaufmann (translating Virgil)—Three times I strove to cast ;ny

arms about her neck, and—that's as far as I got.

V. Calvin—Well, that was quite far enough.


Mr. Mr.ith—After rain has fallen, when does it rise again?

I're .-wan—Whv-er—in dew time.

I-.es* ('making report of Senior Dance Committee)—I assure the

members. Mr. President, that our Senior Dance will rank with the best

of them.

Lucas—Yes. Mr. President, it will be as rank as anv of them.

Golcher—I've had my picture taken for the Annual.

Editor—Cot the proofs?

Golcher—Xo. vou'll have to take niv word for it.


I Say Icy (in history)—On the day that T visited it. the Senate was

about half full!

Marcus (translating German)—You should worry, dear, the bird has

only eaten the cat.


Mr. Lon:

Leavy— :

Mr. Lon:


Miss Dti


Kleanor ^

"Is that '


"Ft doesn

"Well, yc

"Sambo, c

"Xo. sah.

When Ad

it was for a

A farmer

in town watch

I 'resently

"That's ri;

smell it bette

I* reshman

taken it. "For

pass us some j:;

undecur egrcssi


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I'lay and Pagea

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presents a gene

Greek Theater :

'"g' class should

are looking for

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travaganza, the

Theater plays, i\

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Mr. Longlcy—Leavy. are you eating candy?

Lcavy—No, sir.'

Mr. Longley—Then why the facial contortions?

heavy—I just swallowed it.

Miss Duffy (reading)—One bier will do for both.

Mover—Yes, but vou'll need two straws!


Kleanor Mathews (in Mechanical Drawing)—I simply cannot make 1's.

"Is that your ladder?


"It doesn't look like yours.'

"Well, you see, it's my step ladder."

"Sambo, did you ever see the Catskill Mountains?"

"No. sab. I've seen 'em kil! mice."

When Adolphus placed his arm around the neck of Angelina he said

i>. was for a neck's press purpose.


A fanner boy and his best girl were seated in a buggy one evening

in town watching the people pass. Near by was a popcorn vender's stand.

Presently the lady remarked: "My. that popcorn smells good !"

"That's right." said the gallant. "I'll drive up a little closer so you can

Miiell it belter."—Ex.

Freshman (picking up Caesar)—Oh shucks! Latin is easy. I wish I'd

taken it. "Forte dux in ora"—forty ducks in a row. "Passus sum jam"—

pass us -ome jam. "IJoni Iegis Caesaris"—bony legs of Caesar. "Caesar dicat

undecur egressi lictum"—Caesar sicked the cat on the cur and I guess he licked



< if all foreign countries. Emery thinks Frances the best.

Tin-: LOWKU. has arranged to sell an interesting book, entitled "California

l'lay and I'ageant." published last year at the University of California. It was

brought out under the supervision of a committee of the English Club, and

presents a general view of the plays and extravaganzas that have made the

Greek Theater at lierkelcy famous. Tt is a book that members of the graduating

cla-s should be interested in. and. in fact, all members of the school who

are looking forward to college life at Berkeley. It contains accounts of the

origin and dedication of the Greek Theater. It reprints the first Senior Extravaganza,

the "Vehrngericht." with various other extravaganzas and Greek

Theater plays, and gives accounts of the origin of important campus customs,

and a description of rally ceremonies and of the Partheneia. The book is abundantly

and beautifully illustrated. Take a look at it in the Book Exchange.




A book published at the University of -California, describing the

notable plays, pageants and extravaganzas of the Greek Theater, as

well as the origin of the various campus customs. : : :

Can be seen at the


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One glance ;

with the morninj

something extrac

she burst into tl

that page of the

sex, headed "Stoi

in the "Wildcat

domestic scandal

lessly thrown as

corner. Here tli

cat" stocks wen

But this mo

from force of h:

to ever amount

in a big headlim

Undreamed of r

shares go up oi

"There now

Marcella. It w:

in this particula

an 'unlimited' -s

and before we

every year, and

future she seize

about the room

the happy pair.

They might

crash sounded

was that?" the>

tragically. .

Isabel Was

see what it is,"

"Oh. don't

know what the

But Isabel

I 1



()nc glance at Isabel Andrew?, as she rushed excitedly up the stairs,

with the morning paper in her hand, would have announced the fact that

something extraordinary had happened. "Marci, Marci." she exclaimed as

she hurst into the room of her chum, "just look here." She handed her

thai pajje of the morning paper ordinarily of little interest to the fairer

sex. headed "Stocks and I'.onds." I'm ever since the two girls had invested

in the "Wildcat" stocks the front pages, containing news of startling

domestic scandals, and dire tragedies that had almost happened, were ruthlessly

thrown aside, while both made a rush for the sixth page, left hand

corner. Here they had invariably found, to their disgust, that the "Wildcat"

stocks were about as worthless as their name suggested.

I'.ut this morning when Isabel had looked at the report ("it was really

from force of habit, for neither of the girls expected the "Wildcat" stocks

tn ever amount to anything), she could hardly believe her eyes. There

in a big headline was the news: "'Wildcat' stocks suddenly go up in value.

Undreamed of resources in oil wells owned by the company make value of

>hares go up one hundred per cent."

"There now. 1 was sure those stocks wore going to be all right." said

Marcella. It was mainly through her influence that the girls had invested

in this particular company. "Just think of all we can do. It says there is

an 'unlimited' supply of oil. Why. those stocks ought to go up and up,

and before we know it we will be millionaires, and we'll go to Europe

every year, and have six automobiles apiece." So making plans for the

future she seized the excited Isabel by the \vai>t and began a mad waltz

about the room. That an occasional chair was overturned did not concern

the happy pair.

They might still have been tearing around the room had not a sudden

crash sounded from the kitchen. They stood still and listened. "What

was that?" they exclaimed simultaneously. "Burglars!" whispered Marcella


Isabel was the first to recall her scattered wits. "I am going down and

see what it is." she said in a stage whisper.

"Oh. don't!" cried Marcella: "they might—they might—oh, you don't

know what they might do!"

Hut Isabel crept cautiously downstairs and peeped into the kitchen



tlirough the crack made by the open door. N T ot seeing any villainous

looking criminal poised with hb pistol pointed towards her or >vith a

butcher krji'e between his teeth, she found courage to go into the kitchen,

To her relief the only occupant was a rather rough looking specimen of

the feline family, who was greedily devouring a porterhouse steak that was

ready to be fried. The broken pieces of a platter told the story of the


Isabel's relief was so great that she was extremely optimistic concerning

the mischief dune. "Marci." she called, "come on down. There is no

burglar—it's only a cat." Tims reassured. Marcella came downstairs, and

buili gir!.- proceeded 1" examine the cause of the commotion.

lie wa.- anything but a handsome cat. One car had several nicks

chewed into it. and an ugly scratch mi the nose gave evidence of recent

belligerent enterprises, ilis coat was rough and unkempt, and some brilliant

liov had thought to improve his appearance by cutting off his whiskers

in different lengths, lie was painfully thin, and the ravenous way in which

he devoured the meat showed that he had not been raised on a diet of

porterhouse steak>. When lie saw the girls in the kitchen he crouched

down in a corner as if he was prepared for the worst—whatever that

iniyht be.

"< ih. the poor kitten," exclaimed .Marcella. "see how thin he is. I

wonder if he belongs to anyone. Do you think we could keep him?" In

her relief she would have been willing to take in half a dozen little street

"Arab;." .aid a»unic entire responsibility as t their successful bringing


"I imagine we would be entirely welcome." said Isabel. "Me looks

like he lias been a tramp all his life. Oh. iet's call him 'Wildcat." He

looks wild enough, and he came to us the same day our stocks went up."

So "\\ ildcat" lie was called, and he soon became an important member

of tlie family. His coat grew soft and glossv and a comfortable

plumpness did much to improve his appearance. The girls regarded him as

the mascot of their good fortune, for tiie slocks did go up. higher than the

most hopeful could reasonably have expected.

One day when Isabel called "Wildcat" to give him his breakfast he

did not come. A thorough search of the place did not bring him to light.

All that day the two girls called and searched lor their pet. Hut evidently

the call of the wild had been too strong for the cat. He must have

deeiif-.-d to again take up the occupation of a ••gentleman of the road."

The next morning the girls were amazed to find that their stocks were

considerably lower than they had been for some time, and each succeeding

day they went lower and lower.

"I knew it all the time." said Isabel positively, "it was that cat that

made those stocks go up, and if he don't show up soon they will be down

to nothing."

Acting on this supposition the girls advertised in all the leading papers


for the lost cat,

swamped by a f

yellow cats, hoi

beast in his'pos

"Oh dear!"

around and not

Indeed it •

dropped from s

month after mo

up all hope of i

"I hate to I

paper, "but hov

with our stocks

lower and lowe

came to us."

One Saturd

go to a nearbi

Marcella eager!

The first tl

curtain rose sic.

complete brass

monkeys were

their energy on

Next a lin

a striking unifi

looking cap. I

and forwards GI

maneuvers. \V

again, and. the

Nothing would

their tricks ag;

where was the

who should thi

Without tli

cat" plucked ti]

"right about fa

at hand, he ma

flew down liitc

old man in the

the next day t<

the fly.

Deprived i

of discipline v

The next time

The girls


for the lost cat, and a reward was offered for his return. Soon they were

swamped by a perfect deluge of cats. People brought black cats, gray cats,

yellow cato, homely cats and scraggy cats, each insisting that the yowling

beast in his possession must be the cat advertised for.

"Oh dear!" sighed Marcella, "I think we have seen every cat for miles

around and not one of them is"'Wildcat.' What shall we do?"

Indeed it seemed as if nothing could be done, for "Wildcat" had

dropped from sight as completely as if the earth had swallowed him. As

tin mill after month passed without hearing anything of hint, the girls gave

tip all hope 'if ever seeing their pet again.

"I hate tu be superstitious." said Isabel one mi •ruing after reading the

paper, "but how can one help believing that that cat had something to do

with our stocks. Mere for the last eight months they have been getting

li'wer and lower, until now they are ;>bout as worthless as when 'Wildcat'

came to us."

()nc Saturday afternoon, some months later, Isabel proposed that they

g< > tu a nearby town to see a much advertised vaudeville performance.

Marcella eagerly consented, so the two were soon en route for the city.

The first three numbers were greatly enjoyed by the girls. Then the

curtain rose slowly mi the fourth act. Displayed to the spectators was a

complete brass band, with different animals as the performers. Several

monkeys were vigorously clapping cymbals, some dogs wire venting all

their energy on large bass drums, and so the entire band was made up.

Next a line of cats inarched steadily forward. Kadi was arrayed in

a striking uniform of red and green, and carried or. liis head a coquettish

looking cap. I'niter the direction of their leader they marched backwards

and forwards on their hind lcga,.right-about-faced and went through various

maneuvers. When the curtain fell, a storm of applause compelled it to rise

aijain. and the trainer bowed again and again to his appreciative audience.

Nothing would do. lu.wi ver. but that the cats should go through some of

their tricks again. As the feline army marched to the side of the stage,

where was the box of Isabel a;;d her chum. Isabel started in surprise, for

who shou'.ii the gallant leader be but the long lost "Wildcat."

Without thinking where she was. Isabel called out "Wildcat!" "Wildcat"

plucked up his ears and stood stock still, in spite of the command to

"riyht about face, forward marc! 1 .!" Then, seeing his old mistress so near

at hand, he made one lea)) from the stage and landed i*i the box. His cap

Hew down into the audience, and lighted on the bald head of a grouchy

old man in the fifth row. who inwardly resolved to j^ive a hundred dollars

the next day to aid in the extermination of that most pestiierous of pests,

the fly.

Deprived of their leader, the army was paralyzed and a woeful lapse

of discipline was displayed, while frantic commands were given in vain.

The next time the curtain fell it was on a very much chagrined trainer.

The girls hastened t leave the theater as soon as their pet was


secured, for thev felt uncomfortable under the curious gazes of the rest

of the audience. But their way out was blocked by a portly gentleman,

who refused to let them leave the house with "the property of Monsieur

Loganabally. the celebrated animal trainer.'' "For," he explained politely,

"he would undoubtedly sue the management."

It took some time to prove that the cat in question was the rightful

property of the girls, and had been picked up by the "celebrated monsieur."

But "Wildcat" clung so persistently to Isabel that it was at last decided

that he must have had some previous acquaintance with that lady. So the

trio departed in triumph.

"Wildcat" showed himself to be about as glad to get back home as

the jjirls were to have him there. He is regarded more than ever with

superstitious reverence, and is really quite tyrannical at times, for he seems

to know that his presence is necessary to the familv prosperity. The night

,-il'ter his return he lay before the fireplace and purred contentedly. And if

Isabel coiiirl have understood "cat language" he would have assured her

that if lie had anything to do with ihc "Wildcat Stock Company" she need

have no fears for :Iie future. ,. ... ,.

M \\ . I-1 i.ciIKK. Dec. 13.

Master Mhxb

"I could hardly believe the good news that you had returned." James

Pierce was >aying to his companion as they approached the general merchandise

store at I'lunkett.

Returning a month earlier than planned on account of Mr. IJenton's

illness. Mr. and Mrs. I'.cnton of St. Louis and their daughter Julia had

taken a country e.-tate at I'lunkett where llenton might be able to regain

his health. Although it was only a half-day's journey from St. Louis, they

had arrived at I'lunkett without the knowledge of their friends. Julia, however,

had apprised Pierce of the sudden change, and he had left his office

in St. Louis in excited haste to spend several days with his fiance at the

new home.

Xow at the sound of footsteps, a spirited debate, which was in full

swing in the store came suddenly to an end. and half a dozen loafers,

ranged about on soap boxes, nail kegs and flour sacks, turned their attention

to the breezy looking couple entering. Pierce advanced to the wicket,

over which hung a sign informing the public that this was the Pnstofficc.

Henry Jenkins, owner of the store, and Postmaster. Depot-master and

Mayor of I'lunkett. arose from his seat in the debating circle and walked

briskly behind the counter to the wicket.

"Fine morning, ain't it?" he queried.

"Very." responded Pierce. "Is there a registered package here for

James J. Pierce?"

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to sign-your na'

"you see, Uncle

have your-name

Pierce signe

exhibited it to J;

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Henry waM

among the villa;

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these parts, I re

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hook diamonds


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''Yes, sir. It came this morning on the 8:40 train from the city," the

Postmaster answered as he produced a small package. "And: you'll have

to i>ifc'n your name in this here book. Because," he added apologetically,

"you see, Uncle Sam he keeps track of these her., packages and we g'itrto

have your name down.'' •••'- • •'

Pierce signed his name without comment. Receiving the package, he

exhibited it to Julia, and then very carefully placed it in an outer pocket.

"You see I got it all right," he said as they turncc Howards the door.

Hcnr. watched them, start down the road and then resumed his seat

among the village wise men.

"A right pert lookin" gal. that," hinted one of the group.

"Wai! now, 1 just guess." added Jebb Squires. "She don't be from

these parts, 1 reckon" (which remark, though Jebb Squires didn't realize it,

was not exactly complimentary to Plunkett girls).

"1 think she be Deacon llodgcs's niece from Chicago." supplied old Mill


"Now if you're ail through with your guessin'. I'll tell you who --he is,"

said Mayor Jenkins pompously.

All eyes turned expectantly toward the speaker. Conscious o. Ihe interest

he had aroused. Henry spat deliberately and unerringly into the

sawdust filled box which did cuspidor duty.

"That there woman is the daughter of P.enton, the rich packer up to

St. 1.1mis. an' he came here last week to the Unmsden place to stay all

summer. I reckon she has an easy time of it: the new cook came yesterday

morning and I heard her say as how the Ucnton gal has trunks tit 1 :

of clothes and a maid."

All were duly impressed by this piece of news.

"lint who be the young feller?" inquired Jebb Squires.

"He just came here on last night's train, so 1 ain't been able to fir...-,

out much about him yet. "ccpt that he's staying at the l'.entons's. I >

brought two valises with him. >o I reckon he's for staying awhile." Here

Henry's information gave out.

After this additional information had been fully discussed by all. the

conversation changed to other interesting topics. I'.ut. conversation lagging

again. Mayor Jenkins reached for the newspaper. When he had read the

Having headlines he remarked: "It sure do beat all how those fellows can

hook diamonds in a big store like Mobert's." and he read aloud again the


"S500.000 Daylight Robbery.

Diamonds Stolen from Mobert's.

Police Baffled by Clever Robber."

The account of this daring robbery i:i St. Louis on the day previous,

as void in the evening papers, caused excitement throughout the country,

and even l'lunkett caught the fever. Although the culprit had been traced

to the L'nion Station in St. Louis, no further clue to his movements had


been found by tlic police. With this problem the entire detective department

of St. Louis was struggling. Now the philosophers of Pliinkett

gathered together in the store also cudgeled,their brains. But try as they

might, this august body was unable to reach any agreement regarding the

probable solution uf the affair, and one by one the party dispersed.

It was an eager assemblage that gathered at the usual place of meeting

the following morning. The mystery of Monday's great robbery at St.

Louis was still unsolved, but in even larger headlines than of the day

before the paper announced that a reward of $10,000 would be given to

ihe person or persons apprehending the thief.

Thev were still discussing this new phase of the situation when James

Pierce entered. Again he asked for a registered package addressed to

him. and again ihe audience surveyed his neat and stylish appearance. All

aticmpis iif the 1'ostmaster to engage I'ierce in conversation were futile,

and he received his package without replying to any of the numerous questions

put in him.

"Certainly that "enl ain't figurin" on losin' any wind," grumbled Henry,

vexed that Iv.' was unable to gain information regarding the ISenton household.

The next da\ the incident at the Postofliee was repeated, and it w;;:i

cuiitiiiiU'd t liri •i»ifh< -nt the week without anv change in Pierces attitude

toward the talkative Postmaster, who never ceased hoping to draw him

out concerning; hi> \i>it to Plunkett. The morning mail alwavs brought a

small roistered package addressed to James i. Pierce, and daily Pierce

appeared at the Po-toi'tiee. sometimes accompanied by [ulia.

The inquisitive I'.istmastcr had not even succeeded in linding out

where Pierce had come from, sn Saturday evening he inquired of the conductor

on the train. Giv-n a description of the man. the Conductor was

able to sMisfy Jenkins's curiosity.

Jus 1 , as the train was about to leave St. Louis the Moudav previous, a

yi.img man had rushed excitedly through the gates and had climbed aboard.

He bought his ticket on the train, and during the entire trip appeared to

be in a state ..f nerv.ms excitement, which the conductor noticed particularly.

It took Henry Jenkins several minutes to assimilate this information;

but from that moment his mind worked rapidly. Hurrying back to the

store he hunted up the accounts of the St. Louis diamond robbery and

was soon deeply studying the details of the e;.\


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Much elated, he sat down and wrote the following note:

"Chief of Police, St. Louis, Mo.:—

"Send representative to arrest robber in Mobert diamond case. VVill

claim reward of $10,000 offered.

"Henry Jenkins."

This wire was soon on its way to St. Louis, ami the Mayor of Plunkctt

started home, well satisfied with his day's work. As he walked along his

thoughts drifted to future plans, when he should be heralded as the man

whip had solved a problem baffling to whole armies of detectives. Although

it was clearly evident that his wonderful talents would be in demand by

the large cities, he decided he would refuse all such offers. For seventeen

years he had presided over the destinies of the village of IMunkett: but now

he was going upward. His dreams would at last be realized—he would run

lor Congress. With such an enviable reputation his election would be

assured. With these pleasant thoughts in his mind he reached his dwelling

and was soon peacefully slumbering, and snoring occasionally as even

a clever man may.

-.= ••• * « : . • * * * * « * *

"James I. Pierce, you are under arrest!"

It was Tuesday morning, and Pierce and |tilia had strolled into the

village store for the neat little package that always arrived on the S:40

train. Receiving the package from the Postmaster. Pierce was placing it

carefully in his pocket when these words reached his ears. At the same

moment he felt a heavy hand on his shoiildcr: and in a twinkling, much to

his surprise, he found himself securely handcuffed and the package taken

from him.

"You can explain later." said one of I'ierce's captors as he eagerly cut

the string from the package.

Amazement showed itself in every line of Pierce's lace; but he was

helpless to do anything. Deftly the wrapping was removed from the

package and a dainty cardboard box disclosed. Henry Jenkins congratulated

himself on his shrewdness, and waited for the prize now so near io


Several lasers of waxed paper enclosed a neat package, tightly wrapped

in tinfoil. Excitement grew intense and heads craned forward to see the

contents. After what seemed to the curious group of spectators an unending

suspense, the contents was revealed—there, at last—a small cake "'*


"Stung!" ejaculated the detective inelegantly. Glaring he turned to

the (lumff)unded Jenkins.

Henry Jenkins was bewildered, to put it mildly, but the threatening

looks of the detectives moved him from his stupor and he began to explain

the muddled situation.

With profound apologies the handcuffs were removed from the captive's

wrists. Sternly he demanded an explanation of the sudden attack.



The officers proved themselves to be thorough gentlemen and Pierce soon

cooled down, when he heard their story of how Jenkins's suspicions had

!eil them to place him under arrest. Notwithstanding the annoyance that

had been caused. Pierce and Julia at once grasped the humorous side of

the affair. Laughingly they told the detectives that Mrs. Benton had been

unable to persuade their cook to join them at Flunkett until she should be

assured of receiving fresh yeast from the city each day. Pierce, who was

a member f a wholesale grocery firm, had directed that the fresh yeast

be mailed each day from the factory, and his orders were being carried

. ii to the satisfaction of the fastidious cook of the P.enton household.

The mystery of the robbery of the Mubert jewelry store has passed

into rt.-o.Hl a> an unsolved problem, and Henry Jenkins's ambition to hold

a seat in Congress has never been realized. The master mind had failed.

His fame did >pi\-ad temporarily, but not in the direction he had hoped

fur. and he always avoided reference to his brief career as a sleuth.

Diamond I'.rand Yeast i< a household term nowadays, but aside from

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Pierce, few people have ever known that these

events suggested the name that is so familiar to us all.

(ii:oKia-: l'>. MCM.MIOX. June '15.

Arthur I'.n.wu was down ar. 1 out. Although still in the prime of life,

—he was not more than thirty-live years of age.—and although possessed

of good bodily health and a lairlv good head, together with a good education,

he lacked the determination, the firmness of purpose, and the physical

and moral courage necessary to make a success of life.

lie was himself not entirely unaware of his own deficiencies. On the

contrary, he reproached himself rather strongly for his weakness and his

cowardice. I'.laming his want of success on these faults and despising himself

as their possessor, lie accomplished all that was required to make himself

a total failure, engendering a chronic condition of despondency that

threatened to destroy whatever vestige of manhood was left to him.

lie had been for several years in the employ of a wholesale mercantile

house, with only slow ami infrequent promotions. And he had time after

time seen younger employees, with no greater ability or experience than he

possessed, but alway> with more energy and r-ell-assertivencss, promoted

over his head. Finally when a temporan. business depression had rendered

necessary a decrease in his employer's pay roll, he was selected as

one of the men to go. This same business depression made it difficult (and

to him it seemed even impossible) to obtain new employment.

He felt that his discharge was undeserved, in view of his long and




faithful;" Service,':

some measure'to

he had once had

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hate and a "desii


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doing the work t

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faithful service, and entertained strong suspicions that it bad been due in

some measure to the enmity of Henry Jones, a fellow employee with whom

he had once had as serious a hostility as his own cowardice would permit.

These suspicions only served to tinge his despondency with feelings of

hate and a desire for revenge, that rendered him more dejected and unhappy.

As already stated, he was a man of some brains, and well capable of

doing the work to which he had been accustomed. But, having had a taste

of the hardships of the world, he lacked the courage to face, any longer the

life which played him so many trials and gave so little enjoyment.

After a hard and fruitless day's search for employment, l'.rowu proceeded

to his lodging, there to end it all. He reviewed in his mind the

events of the past fortnight and the suspected connection of Jones with

his dismissal. Suddenly the thought occurred to him to make (me attempt

to satisfy his revenge, by thrashing Jones within an inch of his life. Xo

fear of the results of an action can deter a man who had determined on his

death immediately after: and his want of courage therefore was no longer

an obstacle, lie determined to postpone his suicide an hour fur this purpose,

and temporarily he felt a sense of relief and exhilaration in the rellection

that lie would not die entirely unavenged.

With this thought uppermost in his mind, he continued his way home.

Here be secured the revolver destined for use after his meeting with Jones.

He then hurried in the direction of bis old place of employment, in order

to get there before the closing of business hours and accomplish his encounter

with his enemy in the presence of as many of his old fellow

workers as possible.

As he walked quickly along, meditating upon his proposed action, his

attention was aroused by a sudden excitement among the people in the

crowded street and by loud shouts of warning.

Looking up. he saw a large and spirited horse charging down the

middle of the street. Tn the light buggy behind was a frightened, screamintr

little "irl of not more than seven or eight vears. The horse ran as if

nothing could stop it. and the buggy was in imminent danger of being

overturned by collision in that crowded thoroughfare.

Instantly it flashed upon the mind of P.rown that here was an excellent

opportunity to rid himself of his troubles and the hardships of this

world, and at the same time perform a service. Under ordinary circumstances.

I'.rown would not have had the courage to think of such a deed;

but. in this instance, his desperation lent him a reckless bravery of which

be had never thought himself capable. The sudden inspiration of the moment

displaced his thought of revenge: be forgot al' about Jones for the

moment. With heedless courage, he made a well timed leap at the horse's

bead. He grasped the reins and did not release his grip until the horse,

after dragging him fullv thirty feet, came to a dead stop. In the excitement

of the deed and the effort it involved. P.rown forgot for the moment his



despair and his desire to die. The human instinct of self-preservation asserted

itself, so that he strove with all his might to avoid the hoofs of the

horse. Consequently, when the friends of the child arrived, not only were

they overjoyed to find her safe and sound, but they were also relieved to find

her rescuer still alive, though unconscious.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

When I'.mwn came ti» his senses again, he found himself in bed in a

stvlishlv fitted room. A middle-aged man sat near by. reading the newspaper.

Observing l'.rown's awakening, for which he was evidently watching,

he came over to the bed and introduced himself as Mr. Monty, the

father of the little girl whose life had been saved. lie showered upon

Mrown expressions of praise and gratitude for his heroic act. Then he

told how he had brought the rescuer home, stunned and badly wounded,

in order that he might, by personal attention, repay in some measure the

debt lie owed. And he expressed the hope that Mrown would accept the

hospitality offered with a grateful heart.

Mr«>wn required no urging to accept this invitation. lie remained in

Mr. Month's house fur a fortnight. During this time he received every

care and attention that kindness and gratitude could suggest. As the

time approached for his departure, his old despondency began to assert

itself again, and with it came reminders of his intended suicide.

Mr. Monty, his host, could not help but observe lirmvn's moody condition.

As s 1 as he thought he could do so with propriety, he induced

Mrown t" talk about himself and his troubles. The result was that Mrown

finally confided to his new friend a full history of his career, not omitting

his plans for his own destruction. Mr. Monty was a practical man of affairs,

and was quick to discern in Mrown a good though weak man. whose

weakness lay largely in lack of self-confidence. Me made to Mrown the

ofter iif an opening in his employment at a wage greater than the one he

had lost.

Ft is needless, of course, to say that Mrown accepted the offer. Mut it

is perhaps necessary to add that, although the offer was largely the result

of gratitude and a sense of obligation



A moiitlily. published by the .Students of Lowell Hi«jh School.


IOLA G. R1KSS. '\i. Editor.

ROI'.HKT I'.HRXSTHIX, "14. Associate. VICTOR GALVIN, "14. Assistant.


GHORGK IlliOWX, 'U. School Notes.

MKI.VII.LH KACFMANN. "1.1. Orj-anizntioiis.

CUI-TYCK XHVIX. "14, Organizations.

PINO 1.1 IT!. '14. Organization?.

ANITA VHNKHR. '14. KxclianRes.

WILLIAM BHXDHR. "14. Athletics.

HOWARD WAGKNHR. '14. Athletics.

GRHGOKY HARRISON. "14. Al-.imni.

POROTIIY I.o MAY. •!.•?. Girls 1 Athletics






VICTOR L. FURTH. '14. Manager.

HSMOND SCIIAIMRO. '14. Associate.


I-. AKIN I.KAVY. '14. DAN1HL STONH. '14.

eilAUI.H.S \ViqNSHHNK. '14. __ HUP.KRT I.LOYO, '15.

If vnti want ;m estimate of your neighbor's l)reedini, r watch !iis actions

ilurin.u a lecture. Courtesy displays itself at a public jjatherinjj: discinirtesv

bctravs itself.—as we saw at the assemblage Friday afternoon. ()ct. 31.

in the Auditorium. Rumor had told us that we were to }jct out of the

Sth period recitation: most of us clapped Rumor on the back to show our

joViius approval. At 2 o'clock we Hocked to tlie Auditorium to see pictures

of the Canal Zone and of the coming Fair, and to hear explanatory comments

bv tlic lecturer. Mr. Levy. The lecture was one of entertainment

.•».s well as of instruction.

Three o'clock came and with it a jjeneral disturbance. From here

and there students rose and left. These first ones probably had unavoidable

engagements. Then at intervals others played the ^anic. '•follow the

leader." At the lecturer's perhaps tactless request that all leave at once

who did not desire to remain, the aisles were promptly and discourteously

tilled. The person who was most tickled at jjettinif out of Sth period

recitation, didn't care for a 'Jth period, even though the subject was inter-




csting and educating. It is reasonable to suppose that a few had ample

excuse. But all were not bound for the "dentist's" or "the Emporium


Another comment.—as one faculty member said: "Young men ought

to be able to leave each other's heads alone at a public meeting." Those

vicious jabs and punches and hair-pulling contests can be postponed to

some appropriate time and place. Rough-housing may mark a fellow's

pugilistic abilities, but not his good breeding. And it isn't exactly inspiring

t a speaker to address a crowd of prize-fighters in action. The school's

conduct in general toward the lecturer reminds one of the little boy's

query to his lather's visitor. "Ain't yuh goin' home pretty soon?"

Of course, such things have happened elsewhere. Hut that doesn't

mean they should continue. When attending the next affair, break away

from this rude, inappreciative attitude, even if you seem alone in your

effort. Everybody admits that you have a spine: demonstrate to the

Missoiirian that you have backbone also.

Confetti is most conspicuous n certain carnival occasions. Then

everybody sees in these gay little vari-colored bits of paper an alluring

chance lo make somebody else uncomfortable. Then

THAT CARNIVAL some one. supposed to be grown up. tears off his

CONFETTI. mask, and betrays his ever-present desire for fun.

And a symbol of this carnival spirit is confetti.

There arc many, however, who seem to forget that confetti—like holiday

clothes—i> not for every-day use. With a conscientious alacrity not

maniiV»t in more academic pursuits, thev waste precious moments tediously,

patiently tearing into small bits all papers of offensive proportions. Some

times gleefully, sometimes indifferently, they stuff the inkwells, scatter

the bits over desks and upon floors, in fact, in every place which gravity

does not insist shall be vacated. If a student be so indiscreet as to remain

away for a week, he will, mi his return, find it necessary to upturn several

inches of debris to find bis books. With a shovel and a broom and the

patience of an ant. he is able to make order out of chaos.—and his thoughts

are not charitable during the task. Of course, he likes confetti, real pink

and blue and green confetti: but he doesn't appreciate the other—the homemade


—and don't sneak up on the other fellow. If he's ahead, stay behind,

lie got there first: you got there last. Perhaps he has waited ten minutes

already: you haven't waited one. If you sneak ahead of him—

GET IN "sneak" is the word most appropriate to the case—you extend

LINE! his wait longer. You get your lunch in two minutes: he in

fifteen. lie's "an old stick": you're "the personal pronoun T."

He "a good old stick" yourself, dive your neighbor a square deal and he'll

not round the corners off. Make the next fellow do the same. If he won't,

let him know you know he's dishonorable, lie will soon feel it and change

his mind.—and teacher and fellow-student sentinels will not be necessarv.


'"*.-, '"A' v".:.

There is a runvj

going to give a conc<

of this sort have not

worked students neci

At the IndividiK

California in the Lov

was chosen best spe;

undoubtedly now r

interesting, full of "|

attended. It is a s


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There is a rumor abroad that the combined musical organizations are

li'.'inij to j^ive a concert on November 20. This is pleasant news, for altairs

• if this sort have not livened our little community for some time, and hardworked

students need cheering sometimes.

At the Individual Speakinjj Contest, held by the Debating League of

California in the Lowell Auditorium. October 4. Kouel 1'. Snider. Dec. '13.

was chosen best speaker, lie was presented with a beautiful cup. which

undoubtedly now rests on the mantelpiece at home. The contest was very

interesting, full of "pep." as the expression fjoes. but very lew I.owellites

attended. It is a sorry fact that only here and there anionj,' the crowd

could familiar faces be seen.

As a side issue, we would like to comment with praise upon llumbolilt

Kvcninj,' High's splendid rooting section. It was thrilling to listen

tii tile suirdv voices, rinjiin.if out with pride in their school, with hope in

their representatives of (hat nij,'ht. and with strength to support both.

And it showed that they have learned to appreciate a brain-and-loiijjue

contest, as well as a list-and-foot combat.

lune '14 held its picnic on Mt. Tamalpais on Tuesday, Octuber 7. The

I r old ben,' has to endure many discomforts. I'm the members insist

that lln-v had a yood time anyway. Thanks are yiven to Mr. and Mrs.

(iarton. who acted as chaperons.

The Kxeeutive Committee has elected Mary Lycette Girls" I'.asketball

Manager, vice Margaret Yolkmanu. who has jjone to Sacramento.

The Dec. 13 class has elected K. I'. Snider valedictorian ard f'.eo.

I'.rown class historian for the commencement day exercises. (Puzzle:

Why is the graduate's last day called his ••commence"-ment day? Isn't

it reallv his "tinisir'-inent'')

The lune "15 class are ; .ijive their dance on November 15 at the California

Club. This is the first school dance to be iriven this term, and enthusiastic

members tell us that it will be as "irrand" as a Senior Dance.

Of curse, there will be a wild scramble for bids.

The I). I.. C. Convention was held at I.owell on Saturday. November 1.

A banquet was served in the school cafeteria, and. incidentally, matters of

importance were discussed. There were fourteen delegates representing

Lowell's Debating Society.

One Wcdnesdav afternoon, when the Students' Affairs Committee nvt



in Room 207, the key was unwittingly left in the lock outside the door.

Some "cheerful idiot." probably having in mind our plea of last month.

"Please do something exciting," turned the key and calmly walked off..

The hell rang for the next period and the meeting adjourned; but. alas, the

door was locked! After many moments of deep consideration and excited

declamation, one quick-witted member spied the tire-escape, and this means

of exit was resorted to. (We generously suspect no one. Uut Sherlock

Holmes informs us that ur austere P.usiness Manager was seen in the

vicinity about the time of the occurrence.)

Nominations for I.. II. S. S. A. officers must be in by November IS.

Klections will be held November 25. Alas, "the old must give place to

the new."

It is our policy to mention the coming Senior Dance in every issue,

to impress upon slow minds the importance o' the event. The added information

is: The dance will be given on the evening of December 19.

The Executive Committee has appointed \V. Meiuzer Class Representative

lor I line "U>. vice Robert Don.

The I' r esl)meii have a baseball league at noontimes, and at present

Ro.nn 1H5 has the pennant cinch'.d. ' >ne may sec the future "Jacksons."

"Mathewsoiis" and "Chases" in action any lunch period. "Lefty Louis"

i'.ergna is the leading pitcher of the league.

We have seen queer notices, but this takes the prize: "The boys will

kindly not kill the honey-bees which arc around the school, as they are

from the I'.iolo^y Laboratory." Now. if one should maliciously and intentionally

sting you. how are you going to tell whether it is one of the petted

inmate* of the Laboratory, or merely a wandering vagabond. Anyway.

"Revenge is sweet." whatever class of bee society it m.iv belong to.

June 14 is pelting up another edition of its class paper. "The Lvre."

Dili" I.ippi is the editor of "The Lyre."

< hir sonnet-writer of last month spells his name with a "u." thus

making it I'urlaud. not Holland as printed.

Dec. '13 contemplates giving a farewell banquet to the faculty in the

latter part, of the mouth.

The business Staff reports a profit of $55 on the







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Month after month the Reading Club continues with its regular meetings

>«i Wednesday afternoons, with perhaps an entertaimnent such as was given

!;IM month, or a play scattered through the year. The scope of the Club is a

wide one. and therefore the programs are always interesting. Since its {urination,

selections have been read from almost all the great "humorous and otherwise"

writers of modern times. All the meetings are livened by Mime kind

"f humor—no reference to our President Art. Lucas is intended.

Take, for example, that great entertainment which the organization gave

!;i>! month. Surely you all attended: you had no excuse, unless it was that

!i'iine-made candy. Well, the entertainment was opened by a farce entitled.

"Mis> Civilization." Miss (iraniclier. as the quick-witted heroine, certainly bafi'ud

those thieves—(Iregory Harrison, of the fiery hair: Akin Leavv. with his

ii;«;ar: and Wilson Meyer, who always wanted to use his burglarious abilities in

finding something to eat. The play > as brought to a luting climax by the

entranee of "I'ete" Calvin, .sergeant, with his band of bluecoats.

When the excitement was over, and the desperate three safely captured.

Mi>< (ialloway soothe'' our over-wrought nerves with a song. Then the mysterious

MX played. The entertainment was closed by the auction of the posters.

Nut" ->ed. about that auction. See Aurel llerz.og.

< )\ving to the fact that two vacations interrupted, only two regular meetings

were held. At one of these. Mel Kaufmann read a very humorous seieetion,

"While They Waited for the Automobile to Stop." Miss Richardson

then gave a recitation. "When Molly Was Courted."

• 'nly one piece was read at the other meet'ng: "Lrias < ireene and His

Flying Machine" was read by Miss Yenkcr. Let me but repeat: Everybody is

cordially welcome to come up to Room 217 any Wednesday and listen to the



It is well, at times, lor us to survey the activity of the Debating Society

in the past, to review its victories for Lowell, so that you may become

an earnest advocate, even if w\ a participant, of debating as a live activity

at Lowell.

A "long, long time ago"—before athletics were so potent a factor in

hisjh schools—debating was looked upon as a splendid school activity and

heartily supported. Hut with the rise of football and baseball, school spirit




for debating waned and it came to be looked upon as a secondary or minor

activity. In spite of these discouragements, the Lowell teams have many

championships to their record, and have returned time and time again with

cups won for Lowell. Surely such teams are worthy of your support.

Surely it is not asking too much of you non-members to turn out about

three times a year to support debating. Surely you cannot deny that these

teams—as well as any others—should have the strength of your wholehearted

"Eee-rah-rah." when you know that in the past five years, four

Carnot medalists were Lowell graduates!

Again last mouth Lowell distinguished itself in this field. The attendance

from Lowell was surprisingly low. especially since the contest

was held in mir own auditorium. Every other city Hgh school participating

was better represented than we. Nevertheless. Rotiel P. Snider

won the honors of the evening and a splendid cup. beiu judged the best

individual speaker on "The best method of securing permanent peace in


The Society meetings for the past month have been of much interest.

The question for th«: "big" team tryout was on the Single Tax, and we

now have Art. Lucas. I lerringtoii. K. P. Snider and Akin Leavy to look to

fur another winning team. Then a Declamation contest was held, and the

two members chosen to represent Lowell at the I.e:igue contest were Snider

and Schli>ss. Then a •'.second" team has been chosen to debate P>erkelcy

Ili'^li. Numerous other affairs are promised which should arouse the enthusiasm

of the school.


We hope that the I'.ovs" < Ilee Club will be recompensed for its three months

of hard, conscientious practice, by the good results of the concert mentioned in

ia-t month's I.OWKI.I.. You will 1101 have to wait two months for this concert.

a< was previously expected, since arrangements have been made to hold the

hannonjiiiiN meeting on Thursday afternoon. November 20. in the school Auditorium.

It i> very likely that the (lids' ami Hoys' (Ilees as well as the Orchestra

will join hand.- to make the occasion a special s;icee.-s for the Musical Organizations

of Lowell.

The boys intend to make it the best concert in which they have ever participated

and are anxious to have it a financial success for the school. To do

thi- the support of every member f the Student Association is needed. The

members who are to mke pan promise you that you will not begrudge the entrance

tee. I'.ut if "Music hath no charm for thee." you can at least spend the

small admission sum. for your contribution will go to help the school. lieside

(let's whisper in. Mr. Morton has a happy surprise for all those who buv



At the regular meetings of the Camera Club little has been accomplished

during the past month. I'.m the Dark Room has been in constant use and the

members have turned out .-one very good pictures.

The Club has decided to increase the Librarian's duties. That official is



charged in the^futur

the camera will rel?i

The Club isiiljs<

and judging from t

the followers of the

motion to buy pins

President Breyi

points of making a

the school pictures'

photographer's potnl

Whether to ha

causing heated argti

Despite the fac

are pleased to rcpo

bership is greatly

bonisi is yet lackinj

for several more ir

talented Freshmen

rying a big bass-vi


There are mar

ready been fulfilled

1 louse" for a big

cisco organization,

that they did hear

For a while di

each other up hills

lint thanks to Dai

to stay.

Attendance lat

and the warblers i

ditioi; to what can

joyment gotten fr<

meetings. The gi

together better th:

participation in co:

getting in good tr

Last month, \

and left the deeptor

we are not u:

the parts.


ci.arged in the future with the keeping of a Photographic Scrap l?ook in which

the camera will relate the current events of the school: •''' "

The Club is discussing the advisability cf holding another outing this term,

and judging from the past delightful ones, this should be good news to all

the followers uf the Camera Club. Besides this, the Club has passed upon a

motion to buy pins for the Club members.

President l.'.reyman gave a lecture in which he made clear the difficult

points of making a lantern shade by the contact method. A review of all

the school pictures taken was made and criticisms were passed from the

photographer's point of view.

Whether to have a final entertainment for this term, has been a topic

cau>iiig heated argument, and as yet the Club has come to no definite decision.


De>pitc the fact that the Orchestra is without a paid leader this term, we

are pleased to report remarkable progress in that organization. Their member-hip

is greatly increased and much talent is being discovered. A trombonist

is yet lacking to make their number complete, while there is still room

lor >everal more instruments of nearly every type. It was hoped that a few

talented Fre>hmen would appear in Room 205 some Thursday afternoon, carrying

a big bass-viol or another instrument as scarce, but as yet none have


There are many dales on the calendar to be taken up. Several have already

been fulfilled, among which was an engagement to play the "German

I louse" for a big banquet and social evening, given by a prominent San Franci-co

organization. Here thi. Orchestra bad a special table, and it is reported

that they did hearty justice to the banquet.


I-"or a while during the last month the joys and glooms have been chasing

each other up hills of hope and down valleys of despair, at the Girls' Glee Club.

I'.ut thanks to Dame Fortune, the joys are now uppermost and are. we hope,

to stay.

Attendance lately has been greatly strengthened, new music has arrived,

ami the warblers can be heard at full blast every Monday afternoon. In addition

to what can be heard from without, is the merriment within. An enjoyment

gotten from the music, besides continuous exuberant fun marks the

meetings. The girls and director are now well acquainted and able to work

together better than at first. A shining goal in the distance, in the shape of

participation in concerts, is an added incentive to go to work. So the Club is

getting in good trim.

Last month, when our songsters all flocked to the ranks of the sopranos

and left the deep-voiced altos deserted, a tryout was held. An ordeal it was,

lor we are not used to such proceedings. It resulted, however, in evening

the parts.





'. , 'I.. '....'

Tile football team has played five games since

the la-t publication and has lost but one of these.

Three of the contests were league matches and

the other two were practice games with the Xapa

Nigh School and Tamalpais Military Academy.

The-e team- the Lowell Rugger- slowed away without much difficulty. At the

St. Ignatius Stadium. Lowell downed Mission after a hard struggle, and also

the team ..f the Si. Ignaliu- High School.

Hut in Lick t!:< I.owllV foothall hopes struck a snag, and the team

met defeat at her hand-. Lowell was leading by a single point in the

middle of the -ecoiid half, when the Lick players were awarded a free kick

on a verv ilubioii> decision, and this won the game for them. This lowered

the I.owi-ll standing to second place, with Lick: while Cogswell leads the

League without a defeat. ( >u Saturday. November 1. the team was

scheduled to meet Cogswell in what would have been the most important

game of the Sub-League. Inn on account of rain ii was postponed. At

tlii— writing the date ha- not been set. If Lowell wins this match Lowell.

Lick and Cogswell will have to play off a triple lie to decide the championship,

while if Cogswell wins, the h"Uoi> go to her.

The second t-.-am has played three games under tht captaincy of Leon

Schocnfeld and has won all three.

The Coi inieicial High School first team was trimmed by a score of 11

to 0 at the St.'djum on September 17. Next, the second squad traveled to

P.e!-ii"nt and defeated the Helmont second team Ruggers, n to 0. Then

the first team of I lay wards High School was handed a large round zero.

..bile our second string play-.-r- annexed nine points.

The first team game- in detail:

Lowell 6, Mission 3.

On Saturday morning. September _'/. the Lowell football team defeated

Minion in our second A. A. I., game, and accomplished a feat that no Lowell

Rugby team ha- d..iie -ince pill", the year in which the city high schools

adopted Rugby fo,,tb.dl. In tha' year Lowell defeated the wearer- of the pink

and green by a -core of \2 to (t. The following year the Missionites overwhelmed

Lowell in the final game of ihe Sub-League to the tune of 3r to 3.

La.-l year the two team- fought to a .- to 5 tie. Tin- year we beat them, n to 3.

We now have our old rival'.- •"goat" in every activity.

Mission kicked "IT and the players of both teams started with a will that


they maintained throtl

tests of the local Sin]

was the object of the

they did their best tc


It was well aloh.sl

the Lowell left wing. '

trv, which Knight f.il

half, although the bal|

The Missionites

Lowell team on the




they maintained throughout the game, making it one of hardest fought contents

of the local Sub-League this season. It soon became apparent that it

\v:i«i the object of the Mission team to confine the play to the forwards, and

they did their best to keep the Lowell backs from getting their hands on the


It was well along in the first halt before a score was made, when Hawks,

the Lowell left wing, secured the ball and (lodged his way over 40 yards for a

try. which Knight failed to convert. There was no more scoring in the first

half, although the ball was often rushed into dangerous territory by each team.

The Mi»innite> started the second half with a rush and soon had the

LowI'ii team on the defensive. After ten minutes of vain attack, the Mission

live-eighths got away and. tackled an instant too late, managed to roll over

tin Lowell line for a try. Although directly before the goal, the Mission kicker

:ui-»cd his conversion, and the score stood 3 to 3.

After the drop-out the Missionites brought the ball back and began to

hammer at the Lowell defense again. It was several minutes before the bali

u;i- kicked out of danger, and during that period the wearers of the pink and

green were on tile verge of scoring several times. ( )nly the hard tight put up

by the Lowell forwards prevented another >core. Then ramc our team's chance

to furce the pace, and it lost no time in getting the ball to the opponents' liveyard

line by a series of kick> and dribbling rushes. A scrum was called there

and the Lowell forwards secured the ball and wheeled, taking the ball over

tin- line with them, where Knight and Lewin fell on it. ami Mission was beaten

.si her own game. The attempt to convert, although from an easy angle, again


The Lowell line-up:

Forwards—Grieb. Wilson. Turkington. Carr. I'.ertheau. Osborne. lierndt.

knight. Lewin.

Macks— Hawks. Lender. Katten, Conrado. Flvnn. Borland. Selvage. Kehrlein.

Robinson. < ieoppert.

Lowell 6, St. Ignatius 0.

i in the following Tuesday. September 30. the squad took the measure of

tiie St. Ignatius ruggers to the tune of '• to 0 in a loosely played contest, and

thi rchy avenged the 5 to 0 defeat administered by the Catholic players in a

-pring practice game. The Lowell team was off its form, due to the Mrenu-

"ii> contest of a few days previous, but nevertheless outclassed its scrappy

opponents, and would have run up a larger score inn for inopportune fumbles

and penalties.

Lowell kicked off and her superiority soon became apparent, even though

no -core was forthcoming immediately. Toward the end ol the half, however.

Herb Wilson broke through a line-out on the l.gnatians' fifteen-yard line and

-O'red before the opposition could down him. Knight missed a difficult goal

uhen the ball fell short by a few feet.

The second half was much the same as the first, and the backs lo>t several

gulden opportunities, to score by ; ne\ciwible fumbles. Joe I'lvnn. at right

A ing. managed to get over the line IA :'• re the end of the game by a wellexecuted

run. and again Knight narrowly missed a difficult conversion.



Tlie Lowell team:

Forwards—Uertheau. Osborne. Sample, Knight. Grieb, Bcrndt. Turkington,

Wilson, Carr, Emery, Rivers. Lcwin.

Backs—Katten. Flynn. Hawks. Selvage. Conrado. Crawford. Mender, Borland.

Kchrlcin. Lowell 3, Napa 0.

Tlie squad invaded Xapa on Saturday. October 4, and returned victorious

by a 3 to 0 score. The team was greatly weakened by the absence of Hawks

and Flynn. who were unable to make the trip. The result of the game gave a

good chance for comparison with the Cogswell team, which the Xapa ruggers

decisively beat earlier in the season. 11 to 3.

Lowell's try came sunn alter the start of the game, when the forwards

got tin- ball inn t" Katun in the vicinity of Xapa's twenty-five-yard line. He

pa.-sed to Conrad", who in turn passed to 1 Sender, and the ball went from the

latter to Crawford at ci-iUer three-«|iiarters. who dashed over the line. The

attempt at the goal failed.

Although unable to -core again, the Lowell team had the advantage

throughout the entire v;ame. and only 'wice was the Lowell line in real danger.

Knight tried a kick at goal from placement in the middle of the field during

the l"ir~t half. The attempt fell ,-hort by only a lew feet, although a strong

wind was blowing.

The Lowell team:

Forward*—llerthcau. ( )>l>orne. Knight. (Irieb. Hermit. Turkington. Carr.

< "leopperi. I )i.n. Kmerv.

Mack-—llorlaud. Kehrlein. Mender. Conrado, Crawford. Wilson. Selvage.

katten. , ,, _

Lowell 18. Tamalpais 3.

A week later, on Saturday. October 11. the Lowell ruggers played the

'I an.alpai> Military Academy fifteen and meted out a decisive defeat by a score

of IS to .V The place-kicking of Knight was the feature of this game, and

not only did he convert all three tries, two of which were from verv difficult

angle-, but al.-o placed the ball squarely between the posts from a place-kick

on the Tamalpai.- fortv-fivc-vard line.

The two teams played evenly during most of the first half, .nnd it was

well toward the end when Turkington picked up the ball on the opponents'

ten-yard line following a line- .. and sprinted over for a try. The Academy

pla>ers came back with a ru-h and attacked the Lowell line eagerly but in

vain, and the h.df ended with the ball in neutral territorv.

The Academy team -tartcd the second half :

Forwards-Osborne. IWtheau. Knight. Oriel). Don. Carr. Turkington,


Hacks—Lewin. Kehrlein. I'.orland. Hinder, Conrado. Selvage. Emery.



On Saturday, Oct

and returned on the

means decisive and it

Lick's one, and outpla;

Lowell kicked offhalf

with the honors ,

matched and the Low

ponents, while this wa

back and five-eighths,

ball out to Bender, w

for the first score of

difficult angle.

Soon after the st;

out of a scrum on Lo

after a well-executed

score was 5 to 3 in

and soon after the fo

The attempt at goal fs

The next score c;

line for a pass-forwa

kicked, making the si

several times threaten!

with Lick two points

The line-up:


Wil>oii. I'.erndt.

I lacks—Conrado.

Hawks. Flynn. Katten

Now that the foo

ening. The fellows

figuring on the chani

likely new players w

Manager Schoefii

panics. 1 lc 'S in con

of ( lakdale. Stockton

teams at For'. Maker.

and other teams abo

Nevada. V. M. C. A.

-erie- and pay all e.\]

thc.-e teams will furnihave

mi superior, if tl

An interdass sell

way. Tile managers

"ear I'uUire and the (

|>ercent.ige basis and


Lowell 6, Lick 8.

On Saturday. October 18. Lowell met Lick in our fourth League contest

and returned on the short end of an S to 6 score. The defeat was by no

means decisive and it was a hard game to lose. Lowell scored two tries to

Lick's one. and outplayed the Lick team, only to lose the game on a penalty.

Lowell kicked olT and the two teams went almost to the end of the first

half with the honors about even. The forwards of both teams were evenly

matched and the Lowell backs showed themselves more speedy than their opponents,

while this was evened up by accurate kicks to tmu.i by the Lick halfback

and five-eighths. With a few minutes more to play. Kattcn passed the

kill out to I Sender, who got away and outsprinted the Lick backs to the line

for the ii.'.-t score of the game. The kick at goal failed from a somewhat

difficult angle.

S.'on after the start of tiic second half, the Lick forwards heeled the ball

nut of a scrum on Lowell's twenty-yard line and it wa> carried over for a try,

after a well-executed passing rush. The conversion was successful and the

-ci II'L- was 5 to 3 in Lick's favor. Lowell came back with a rush, however,

and ,-oon after the forwards dribbled the ball over the Lick line tor a score.

The attempt at goal failed and the score stood to 5 in favor of Lowell.

The ne\t score came when Lowell was penalized on her twenty-five-yard

line for a pass-forward and a free kick was awarded Lick. The goal was

kicked, making the score S to o. Although the Lowell team tried hard and

several times threatened, it could not score again, and the tinal whistle sounded

with Lick two points aliead.

The line-up:

Forwards—Osborne. ISertheau, Knight. < iriel). Hon. Carr. Turkington,

Wil-on. Hermit.

I'.acks—Conrado. P.orlaiui. I lender. kehrleiu. Crawford. Selvage. Kmery,

i !awk>ut the bay. He alr-o received a letter iVmn the Reno.

Nevada. ^. M. I A., -illering to take the Lowell team there for a thrcc-gaue

-irtc- and pay all cxpcu-e». There i- no d'-ubt that a -chedule of games will'

the-e teain^ will furnish the iicce-.-arv practice for developing a (|iiintet that wili

have II.. -f.perior. if there i> the material lct. The teams will be ranked on a

percentage liasi> and the games will be played in the fallowing order:



1. Sophomores vs. Seniors. 2. Freshmen vs. Juniors. 3. Freshmen vs.

Sophomores. 4. Juniors vs. Seniors. 5. Sophomores vs. Juniors. C\ Freshmen

vs. Seniors. SWIMMING.

The date of the A. A. I., swimming meet has finally been settled tor Friday

evening. Xovemher 14. Although no team practice is going on. all the aspirants

are training hard at the ( >lympic Club and the Y. M. C. A. The try-outs

will be held most likely in the week ending November 7. The meet this year

will I.e under the supervision of Mr. CofTman. the V. M. C. A. swimming instructor,

who promise.- tip make it one of the be>t A. A. 1.. meets held in a

long time, i >f oiiiv-f, Lowell expect* to will a- they have tlipue for a long time.


The 111..nth of i ivtoher has been an exceedingly lively and interesting one

for the Track Mi'.iad. Tw.> big meets, the Interela-s on ( )elober 4. and the Sub-

I.eaguc on ( viober IS, have been pulled off with great success, considering the

faet that on each of tln»e dales Lowell was engaged in football contests which

naiirallv drew ;.; 1 men from the track team in it> lavor.

The Interchip iva- win by Mr. I\oeh"> l-'re iimeii. who piled up a total

of Si i j>• >int-,. li> more than the Senior-. The Sophomores took a poor third

with 2ii. wliilr the junior.- -cored !PIU 1(>. Vueosavlicvich of the Freshmen was

the individual -tar. totaling _'l points. Other stars were I arlagni. 1?: Ilildcluaiid.

Hi 2 .i: I'.reyuian, 14 J .i: W'agener. 14 2 .i—all Senior?.

The re-ult- "I ihe meet are ;i> follows:


Event First [ Second Third Record II 2^ 3: 4


:•" v:inl«.". - 111 : Klmil-s T' : s ::-T.s ! S 1 i

II" y:ir.!s l'ii|.j.|..^ i.'. Wrulill (^) ' llh'.il.-s Ijl : 'Ins ! ! !' ; !

Uluh .uin|. 'I'nwnscli.l ill ' MrUa.' Ml 'tlm.'.-s r'l ' I' ;i" I M 1! I

'•••i.iv l-'i.-slmi.-n ; : • ! In! I |


•'." >!ir.ls •Ili.-viiiali ill * 11 Mil.-t.iiiiiii i~ : K.-nny TTi f, 4-.".s 1 i HJ

!"' > :ii-. I.- Mi|.|o-e

i 5•—•-•••

&>: JSifeSEB

:: '*'


44: Wilmerding. 44: Cogswell. 57',^. The protests entered arc against Pyne

of Cogswell (whose points were not counted in their total) and against I.iver-

-edgc ami Sloman of Polytechnic. If these protests go through, as it seems

likely they will. Lowell will win the meet by a close margin.

Nelson Hawks was undoubtedly the hero of the day. Although he had lost

nineteen pounds through an operation, and had played football in the morning

again-1 Lick, nevertheless he came out to the track meet, won the 100-yard

dash in 10 2 :< sec. the broad jump at 10 ft. 3 in., ami, though handicapped

4 yards in the 220-yard dash, pulled out second. His total was 13 points, the

Highest individual score made in the meet. Some grit that!

< meppert took .second by a foot in the quarter to Sloman, in the remark -

ably fast time of rl 1 5 -cc. and if Sloman is disqualified, will be credited

v. ilh fir-t place. He had intended to run the half mile, which event he won

ia-t vear. but he took -ick and was forced to remain out.

Wagcncr. for the nrst time appearing in the unlimited class, took third

in the high jump, fourth in the broad jump and javelin ihrow. and lied wuii

1'avlc-- of Lowell for fourth in the polo vault.

•'ourado scored fourth in the shot-put and third in the discus throw.

''tlicr point winner- fur Lowell were a- follows: I'redricks. -Uh in mil.,

l-iii; I'.rcyman. -hh in mil., high iump: Vneosaviicvieh. 3rd in mil., 220-yd. '.ow

hurdles; Su/ukawa. 3rd in Id) lb.. 50-yd. dash: (iold.. 4th in 100 lb.. 50-yd.

•la-h : McKac. 3rd in 120 lb., high jump: Carfagni. 4th in 120 lb., 75-vd. dash.

This meet clo-ed the track season for this term, and nothing will be held

until tlie Intcr-chola-tic- next term. In the next i-stte we'll let •• >u know who

A '-n the meet.


Ye-, we are -till faithful, and "we ' make up in quaiity what i- lacking

si; quantity : fur the girl- are getting "panned out" and several solid gold nugget-

have been '"mind, while all give promise of proving invaluable to the class

'cam- that arc being formed. The team, however, ha- suffered a great lo-s

!>ccau-e ot Mi-- \ olkman s departure. Hut we hope -o main good candidates

'•vill apply that it will be difficult to decide on one. So get to work. girl-, and

avail \ourselves m thi- opportunity to get on the real team-- the goal of every

ba-ketball plaver. A game will be played Monday with I lamlin upon the latter'-

court. All who can. come ami cheer.


I in- ( lull ha- not had a '"eeting I or quite a while, but the tr\-out- are

• '"'.'. being held. Hcth Morrin-oii won front < 1-race Linden, and thereby will

I'la;. i'ii the Sophomore team with Selma Schmit. The hmior team i- com-

:-'--c! of tho-e two iu\ incible-. Vivien Chunh ami Kli/abcth Sargent, while

.:p'-n tin .vorthy -boulder- of Kre-ceiiz Woll and |-"li-e Watrou- rest- the burden

of upholding the Senior e!a-- laurel-. A- yet no |-'re-hman team ha- been

formed, and it i- requested that the girl- of that year play one another, -o

'lieir c'!-- can be represented in the mtctvi.".-- game- to be held -ooti. Interil'ili

• .me- are al-o availing in "he near future. Pick out a good I'Mini- pla\er

!• -r ymir prospective partner and cultivate her friend-hip.

In 1935.

"Why il"i- .Millionaire Jmn:- always eat in a cafeteria:"

"lcifi-c I ."well High.

Suule treading.- lie f'night a ihiel mi first coining to town and kicked

l'ii'!> l)aw-"ii in i'li o'itec hmise fur calling him :i youngster.

Teacher- A iiai i- a d'lYee hmi>e:

Miii'.i—I' nm-t In; a ]ian "i the h"dv.— l.'.x.

Mr. (lark i i:i 1.-4 hi~t< >ry i The black man in the rice fields in South

Carolina died m;-v "11 the average of every font" years.

Walker illi-«t"ry al-" i —1'|> tn thi- time, during the reign of James II,

there had been ii" male " il" it."

"t 'h. I !;..\e an ini|ire>-i'm!" exclaimed the rlnctur to the mental

])hili'»«.]ihy e'..i--. "\i'\\. \.iuu^ treiitleineii." as he '.oiiched i;is head with

his fi •reiin^er. 'Van y\



"Are you Owen Smith?"'

"Oh. yes; I must be. I'm owin' everybody!"

Getting His Bearings.

Wood-chopper—I seen a lot o' bear tracks "bout a mile north o' here—

mies. too!

Hunter—Good! Which wav is south?

Her Idea.

Ho—If 1 were to sneak to you of marriage, after having made your

ncjuaintance hut three days aj, r < >. what would you ,>ay in it?

She—Well. 1 should say never put off till to-niorrow that which you

r-hniild have ilmie the dav before vestenlav.

If a fellow gets to going down hill, it seems as if everything were greased

.'or the occasion.

A music dealer once received the following order: "I'lease send me

tin- music to "Strike the Harp in Praise of God and I'addle Your Own

v. ';t !•• e.

Young ladies. oi pi:i| ni[S [\

•.\\oi|s I: |o pui>j isi:o

•A\oi|.\ui! itio u piuj n,.

: AM.)U>[ oi imi H|MIIO ni[

iii:uii>.\\ \: S.IUJO.W ^UI

i; n: i-~>." p.-">i[> A\,IU>| .i \\

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Don't Laugh at This, It Isn't a Joke.

Are you jii•inir to graduate? Do you know any one who is? Tin-:

I.OWII.I. still has a number of copies of "California I'lay a id Pageant." the

I'niversity of California Kn.ylish Club's 1 k. It is an ideal Christmas

v;ift for a graduate of this year's class to proent or receive. 'I here is

.i -amjile copy at the I look Kxchanjje.

Now You Can Laugh, If You Want To.

"l)id volt kill many rebels during the battle. George?" asked a fond

lather of bis bo. after he returned from Mull Kun.

"Well, father. 1 killed as many el" them as they did of me."

"I'at. do you understand French?"

"Yes. if it's .-hpoke in Irish."


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A Sjnt ®tme ttt ffltxxtn

"Yes, sir! One dollar takes you to Mexico in our comfortable sightseeing

car. See the blood-thirsty .Mexicans and the bloody battlefield,"

cried a spicier in a blue cap.

I bit, paid my dollar and took a seat, none too soft, in the sightseeing

car, commonly called the "rubberneck wagon." I counted the passengers

and found that about thirty others were going.

All was made ready for the start, and with a loud noise we skipped

down Sixth street, San Diego, leaving behind (he U. S. Grant Hotel and

heading towards bloodthirsty Mexico. Tijuana, our destination, a town

of about two thousand sleepy inhabitants, was about half a mile across

the international boundary line. Uur guide told us we were to have a fine

trip am! I believed him, but—

Well, down the street we rattled, points of interest on our right being

bawled out by the man with the megaphone; but we were apathetic until

we reached open country. The roads then were f;iirly good and we enjoyed

this part of the trip very much. National City and Xestor were passed,

and at length we started on the la



that two adobe forts have been built and that an attack from the rebels

is expected any minute.

They look as if they expected an attack any minute! Some stroll

around smoking cigarettes, watching the blue smoke lazily disappear into

air. quite a number are over in one corner of the street playing "craps,"

while others arc asleep in the dusty road. Dirty pajamas and dark faces

seemed to be the Federal uniform.

Curio stores thrive here, selling Mexican rugs, silver rings, laces, etc.,

at astonishing prices. We probably could buy the same articles in the

United States for half the price. Pretty Mexican girls wait on us, talking

very good English and driving rather shrewd bargains. I bought a

"genuine" silver ring, but the silver had all worn off before I got home.

We asked to be shown the bloody battle-field. Our guide took us

tu one curner of the town and pointed to an old schoolhouse with shattered

windws. I asked. "How many were killed?"

"None, of course," lie answered, rather peevishly: "you didn't expect

any to be, did you?"

"No," I responded glumly, and there died my interest in their bloody


Somehow I strayed away from the rest of the crowd and was soon

alone except for a few soldiers. 1 was near the forts, the crudity of which

interested me. so I took out my pocket camera, focused and snapped the


"Carramba! Santa Maria! Diablo!" shouted half a dozen soldiers,

making such an unearthly din that I nearly died of fright. I caught other

words like. "It is a crazy Americano." and something perilously like. "Shoot

him in the neck:" I was seized, marched down an alley to a low adobe

building, outside of which stood a swarthy Federal on guard. I was shoved

into a dingy, dirty, dark room where, behind a flat-topped desk, sat a

pompous Mexican dressed as an officer. His coarse, greasy black hair

glistened in the candle light, and a perfect set of white teeth flashed from

beneath his black mustache.

Meanwhile such a flood of Spanish rushed on that I thought war had

surely begun. The commander quieted the disturbance and then began

to speak to me in English, of which he had a perfect control. He said:

"You know, boy, that it's against our regulations to permit the photographing

of fortifications. I don't think you meant any harm by it. but

you must be careful. You may go now."

Thanking him. though he didn't seem to hear. T hurried out into the

growing dusk. As T passed several soldiers they cast dark glances at me.

and I went all the faster. The sun was already a bright red and had

begun to set. My party was nowhere to be seen, so I concluded they had

left without me. I hastened down the road, all the time keeping my eye

on the United States Revenue Hag silhouetted against the now setting sun.

After a ten-minute walk I arrived at a shack which I hadn't noticed

when I crossed the border earlier in the day. A dark face, a reed hat and

a pair of silver spurs caught my eye. A wiry little Mexican pony was

grazing at one side. Over the shack floated the queer flag of'Mexico with


the strange device of an eagle with a snake in its mouth, perchedjond_

cactus plant. I concluded that this shanty must be the; Mexican,Custom^

House When I came abreast of the JMexican he laughed queerly and%|

made such an uncanny sound that I quickened my pace,.towards the •"-••ary

line, some twenty yards distant. _

Queer! The gate of the cattle fence which runs along the internationalvjl

border was closed. On the other side stood the portly customs officer-7^

whom we had met when we had those pictures taken.

I said, "Hello!" and started to climb over the gate, rather

as I didn't relish that fifteen-mile walk to San Diego after dark.

I'.ut to my surprise, the officer stopped me by saying: "No. my

you can't come across to-night: you'll have to wait till morning." . •;.

I Hung at him the usual question: "Why?"

He answered rather slowly: "According to the rules and regulations

of the Immigration Service of the United States of America, after sundown:;

no one is permitted to enter the domains of the United States from Mexico;

and therefore you must wait till sunrise to cross the border."

"Good night." escaped from my lips.

"I think it is 'Good night" for you. sir. You'll have to spend the night

in Tijuana."

I slid dejectedly down from that gate, and facing about started slowly

back. As I again passed the Mexican officer he shrewdly grinned at me.

If my thoughts for him Mad come true, he would have been in that place

which I only speak of under my breath.

In twenty minutes I bad again arrived in the main street of Tijuana.

The lights were lit in the stores, and life was more generally astir than

it had been in the afternoon. Singing and hilarity reigned, while from some

far corner came the strains if .1 mandolin, which sounded familiarly like,

"Pink, I'ink on your mandolin. Antonio."

I went into a curio store and a>ked the proprietor where I could get

a room for the night. "

He answered in fairly goc.d English that I could get a room with a

family by the name of (Ion/ales, who lived over a wine shop across the street.

1 thanked him and went across the street where the little two-story

flimsy building stood. I rang the bell by means of a rope hanging out of

a hole in the doorway. A loud clanging from within answered my efforts.

A decrepit Mexican hag came to the door. She scared me so. that I almost

lost the determination to get a room that night. With a firm grip on my

courage. I asked. "What is the price of a room?"

"I'our pesos, senor." sin answered in a cracked voice.

I did not know how much four pesos was so she answered my question

by saying. "Two dollars."

What! Two dollars for a room in an old shack in Mexico! Xeverl.

Why that was the price of a first-class room in many a fine hotel-in the

United States. I started to


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smile. Without a word she led me up th^crcakihg^ i

thing I was going to sleep in a bed.^ One^ post had lieen ftroken off and

the bed tilted as a cigarette does in the mouth of a^Mexican soldier. : ^ '';•

1 blew out the candle, took, off niy shoes and coat and crawled gingerly

onto the bed. n , .-, „

I went to sleep. ....

Sometime..after. I know not how long a time it was, I was awakened

bv ;i crashing noise, and next thing I knew I • was sliding over ' .ie filthy

floor. I came to my senses at the other end of the room only after having

raked up a goodly mound of dirt. Rising to my feet, I groped in the dark

for a match. 1 found one ai:d lit'the candle. When the light had~ become

steady, to my amazement, the bed had disappeared; only a clump of wood

and a tangled mass of bedciothing remained. The story of the "Wonderful

One-Morse Shay" came forcibly to my mind.

The bed had served its time, and rather than try to sleep on that floor,

I decided to stand up. So I stooJ. near the candle all night, swaying like

a drunken soldier under the influence of semi-sleep.

My! how glad I was when the first rays of the morning light crept

over i!ie eastern mountains and the darkness began to fade.

I put on my coat and hat. blew out the candle, which had burned

low in its socket, and rushed out into the cool, quiet street. The darkness

had nearly faded and I rushed along the road to the border line. In a time

that seemed ages 1 r.t last arrived at the gate.

There was the old customs officer on guard, watch and a small pamphlet

in hand. I greeted him and asked him if I could cross. Although the

sun was showing half its white surface in the eastern mountains he answered.

"Xo." .._.-_-...-..,_ _;..;=.......T.

I said. "Tt is sunrise now."

"No. it ain't." he snapped, "this little book says the sun rises at 5:45

a. in. to-day, and the time is now 5:43 a. m.. and what the book says goes!"

1 answered. "I do not doubt what the book says, but two minutes

don't count much."

"Yes. they do." he bawled out: "rules is rules. 5:44 a. m.." sang he.

"One more minute to wait, sonny."

( >ne minute seemed like an hour, but at length he drawled out, "5 :45

a. in., sunrise, gate opened/'

He slowly opened the gate, and as I rushed passed him he sang out.

"Hope you had a fine, nice sleep last night, sonny;• good-bye." But I did

not stop to return his good wishes.

After five hours of hard walking I at last arrived in San Diego. A

tramp could not hLyc looked worse. As I was rushing down Sixth street

towards the hotel. T passed a real estate office, in front of which was

•li^layd a sign: "liny a Lot iriSthc New Residence Tract. 'Buena Vista

de Mexico.'" which means "a good view of Mexico."

I thought to myself. "Well, a good view of Mexico may be very fineseen

fmm some safe place in the United States. ^ REI!S:rocK. June 'lf>.

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Friday morning Janet opened her brown eyes with a strange, vague

feeling of unrest tugging at her heart, and found a saucy little sunbeam

staring her rudely in the face. She knew that this feeling had come not in

the least with the sunbeam's bold scrutiny; but with the realization that this

was Friday^ the long planned for day when the Trustees were to invade the

security of the schoolroom.

Janet had never seen a Trustee, but she had been told by older and

wiser schoolmates enough of their meannesses and peculiarities not to desire

an acquaintanceship. Never before had she lamented that she was only ten

and in the Fourth Reader. But to-day she longed to be as ancient as old

Mother Turk next door, to wear her stern glasses and dusty gray silk, and

to be able to stick up her nose at whatever the Trustees might say or do,

or even to rap them with the cane that the old lady used for this very purpose,

and which Janet herself had felt more than once.

Reluctantly she poked her head through the white dress she must wear

for the occasion. In a silence unusual in her she ate her breakfast, strapped

together Reader and Speller, and with a "good-bye" indignantly addressed to

the household but unconsciously meant for the Trustees, started down the


It was not a fear lhal Janet felt at the coming of the Trustees, but an

indignation long stored. It was for their especial benefit that she had been

compelled to learn by heart, until she could almost say them backwards,

this and that and the other thing. It was for their eyes to behold that she

must draw from memory the map of darkest Africa. It was to gain their

approval that Janet had had to listen to long lectures on Behavior, which

teachers have a habit of imposing on helpless pupils, and for which Janet's

teacher had a marked fondness.

When Janet reached school she found among her classmates the same

uneasy disquiet, and rebellious moods in proportion to the. amount of discomfort

each had undergone to pass inspection properly. Now, Janet had

the reputation among her friends of being rather a mischief, and they admired

her as the one who continually lightened the long, v/'jary hours by

mirth-provoking diversions. They repaid her by shielding her as much as

possible from teacher's wrath.

Frieda, the girl who sat in front of Janet, bet that shoYJanet) was going,

to behave herself to-day when the Trustees came, and Janet sighed and bet

she was, too. She was remarkably diligent before recess, going over her

lessons carcftilly, and gazing at the map of dismal Africa (dismal, at least, to

her) until she could close her eyes and sec it vividly. She decided that she

would keep her eyes closed when she drew the map on the board.

Eleven o'clock found her seated at her desk in the back of the room,

with nothing to do and with not the least desire for study. Time "hung

heavy on her hands." Suddenly she thought of something to make the

wheels in the clock go faster. She took out her geography, most prized of

her books, because it was the largest and therefore shielded her most from


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top of the desk, and'lefffit

plaid back. There' it^.reste

wouldn't. She had trained

Diving into her desk|a

battered appearance, bupy

assault could change::;J^he

scissors and needle andjth

eye on Teacher^one on hers

in the operation she cut :ofi;

the middle and forefinger-*

celluloid baby's tiny arms,

was her nineteen-year-old

turned the house upside do

less in sister's dresser draw

firmly believed that "Findej

And anyway a gloved

made such fine, little sleeve

them, and sew them onto t

glove where sister's slender

arm. True, Janet mused, loi

were so cunning, and really

hang onto the clothes, and s

Dressmaking finished, s

the shelter of the friendly ;

shoulders. Scissors and nee,

went back into the desk.

Nothing now to do. S

James Edgarton was stariri

smile, peculiarly masculine, i

at all pleasing to Janet. >• '

She leaned far out intJ

in his ear.

Startled from. his lofty

baby, Robert James Edgai

"Huh?" A pause. "Ain't y

Another pause. If you

call her doll a "thing." AVI

'"You—your afra—fraid

regular m-mouse!" she flun

R. J. E. protested. .'

when Teacher's eye turned!

"Tell you what," whis

could be agreed upon. "I'll

the same thing."

Janet agreed, feigning

" W atch-me-now-and-you'Jka

J. E. drew forth two .pencils

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the searching eyes of Teacher. She opened it. fastened it in the groove at the

top of the desk, and let it fall gently against Frieda Dolan's rcd-and-b'.ue

plaid b«ick. There it rested, and Frieda made no move. Janet knew she

wouldn't. She had "trained Frieda too well.

Diving, into her desk again, she drew forth a five-inch celluloid baby of

battered appearance, but with a grinning countenance that no amount of

assault could change. Then a long, brown, fine silk glove came forth, tiny

scissors and needle and thread, and Janet straightway got busy, with one

eye on Teacher, one on her trinkets and neither on her book. With keen joy

in the operation she cut off two fingers of the perfectly respectable glove—

the middle and forefinger—and trimmed them to a length suitable for the

celluloid baby's tiny arms. She felt no qualm of conscience because this

was her nineteen-year-old sister's glove, to find which sister had almost

turned the house upside down, or because its brown silk mate now lay useless

in sister's dresser drawer. Janet had found the hapless glove, and Janet

firmly believed that "Finders is keepers."

And anyway a glove of this kind she had long wanted. The fingers

made sucl; fine, little sleeves: and all you had to do to them was to gather

them, and sew them onto the gown. This she now did. Then she cut the

glove where sister's slender wrist fitted, and made a long baby skirt of the

arm. True. Janet mused, long baby clothes were going out of style, but they

were so cunning, and really sensible, for if you dropped the baby you could

hang onto the clothes, and save baby a fail.

Dressmaking finished, she put the gown on her charge, and set it up in

the shelter of the friendly geography, firmly planted against Frieda's loyal

shoulders. Scissors and needle and remnants of the slaughtered brown glove

went back into the desk.

Nothing now to do. She glanced at her neighbor on the left. Robert

James Edgarton was staring at the brown doll with an amused, superior

s-milcv peculiarly masculine, on his lips. The amused, superior smile was not

at all pleasing to Janet.

She leaned far out into the aisle. "Rubber!" she hissed vindictively

in his ear.

Startled from his lofty, condescending contemplation of the celluloid

baby, Robert James Edgarton turned his eyes from the doll to Janet.

"Huh?" A pause. "Ain't you a baby, though—playing with that thing!"

Another pause. If you want to get a young miss sore at you. just

call her doll a "thing." When Janet got mad she generally stuttered.

"You—your afra—fraid t-to do a-any-thing you-yourself. Yo-you'rc a

regular m-mouse!" she flung back.

R. J. E. protested. A lively debate ensued, broken now and then

when Teacher's eye turned in that direction.

"Tell you what," whispered R. J. E.. when no satisfactory decision

could be agreed upon. "I'll make a racket, and then see if you dare to do

the same thing."

Janet agreed, feigning indifference to such a petty plan. With a

"Watch-me-now-and-you'11-see-somcthing-worth-while" air of importance. R.

J. E. drew forth two pencils whittled to half their original size, took a rub-


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her from his pocket, placed the pencils within, and turning the pencils in

opposite directions, twisted the rubber round and round. Janet became

curious. .,,.• - :

"Wait a minute," she whispered. A foraging expedition into., the desk

brought, forth two small pencils. She borrowed a rubber from R. J. E.

and twisted their, as he had.

"Now what do you do?" she queried, holding the queer arrangement

loosely in her hand—too loosely. As if in answer to her query, the pencils

slipped from her grasp, hopped upon the desk and engaged in a lively

coihbat. They battered the desk with short, nervous raps, now one on

top. now the other. Exhausted finally, the two gladiators lay flat; Janet

watched them with fascinated eyes. Then she glanced up.

Teacher had stopped the recitation of the Seventh Grade History

Class. Frieda was making a strenuous, gymnastic endeavor to sec the

desk behind without moving her back, with the danger both of dislocating

her neck and of knocking over Janet's geography. Her neighbors, curious

as neighbors always are. were staring at her; some giggled appreciatively.

"Janet Mortimer! What did you do?" Teacher's voice wa* edged

sharp and cool as a knife. Janet hesitated. R. J. E. waited with bated

breath: girls generally tattle.

Janet decided to tell the truth.

"I—I don't know." she answered. It was the truth—she had no name

by which to call the strange performance she had just witnessed.

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had been so sure; and it isn't pleasant to be fooled before an appreciative

audience, even if it is one's own fault.

"You will stay after school an hour every afternoon for a week; ; and

each time write the multiplication table twelve times." she said calmly-and

to Janet's prejudiced ear—vindictively. Janet hated to stay after

school, and Teacher knew it. She., despised the multiplication table:

Teacher knew that, too. i ;

"Take your scat," she said coldly. Janet marched back. Focusing her

eye steadily on a graceful giraffe at the top of the geography page, she sat

puzzling over the disappearance of her doll. Her neighbor on the left

coughed. She looked up, and R. J. K. grinned—almost sheepishly. Janet

started. Now that R. J. E. grinned was not strange: it was a habit of his.

I'm the grin itself looked queer; a knowing grin it was. self-gratified,

hinting that its owner knew much. And Janet read in it that which

cleared the mystery—R. J. E. had taken the celluloid baby.

R. J. E. nodded, answering the question in her eyes. "I took it so

you wouldn't get caught," he whispered. Janet thanked him briefly: she

wasn't quite sure whether he would reU

enough. But because, besides the foreign enemy, she had an enemy in

camp. Teacher was still angry at her. She asked Janet questions curtly,

and scowled at a moment's hesitation; and treated her like a culprit at

all times. At last Janet was through except for the map. ,

The Fifth Grade were under ordeal. Janet wasn't interested; she

had-heard their quizzes so often that they rang monotonous. For a while

she watched the Trustees. She thought she would like the big man for

an Uncle. The little man she wouldn't own for love nor money. The

remainder she wanted to stick a pin through—to wake him up.

Her interest waning, she scanned the pictures ranged along the wall.

These pictures had been bought by the pupils themselves, and cost two

cents apiece. Teacher had proposed the plan and ordered them from

the city. Janet herself owned six of them. There was the Baby Stuart,

and some kittens playing about an old shoe, and the Landing of the

Pilgrims, and Madonna and the Christ, and some ragged, hungry-looking

little Italian buys eating fruit, and scores of others. They 'ad been very entertaining

at first, when the pictures were new. But the little Italian boys

were always eating, the ki'tens gamboled about in the very same postures,

the Pilgrims never got landed, and l.aby Stuart never cried. Janet preferred

the moving pictures—a rare treat.

She sighed restlessly ami wished for four o'clock to come. Looking

into her desk for chance toys, she found two bottles of ink, one red and

the other black. She took out the stoppers and gazed down into the

liquid depths. The red was a beautiful red and the black an inky black.

Came an idea! It she dipped the end of one braid in the red ink, she

would have hair the color ot Frieda's, the other in the black, and it

would rival Laura Cole's. With Janet to think was to do. The result—

two inches of red hair and two inches of black. Janet dried the wisps

with her big cloth penwiper, flung back the braids and forgot all about

them. Only her immediate neighbors had observed and snickered.

The Fifth Grade scholars took their seats. The next on the program

was—"The Fourth Grade pupils will now draw maps on the board."

explained Teacher to the Trustees. She took the list of names and

glanced down it. Her purpose was to make the Trustees think that any

one of her pupils could draw any map desired. In reality she had chosen

certain maps for certain children long before. "Frieda will draw North

America; Janet. South America; and Robert. Africa. Go to the board."

Frieda went calmly; Janet and R. J. E. went, much disturbed.

Teacher had made a dreadful mistake. Janet couldn't draw South

America, and R. J. E. couldn't have distinguished Africa from the contours

of a biscuit. R. J. E. whispered to his partner in distress, and she

looked at Teacher, who had realized her blunder. The latter flushed, and

nervously drew the Trustees' attention to some written work. Then she

looked appealingly at Janet, who thought she understood.

"Say, Teacher. I can't dr " the rest of R. J. E."s complaint was

smothered by a small hand, laid forcefully across his mouth.

"Shut up!" whispered Janet; "draw South America and keep still.

Teacher doesn't want' 'em to know you can't draw the other. Get busy!"

R. J. E. got busy. When a feminine voice is as crisp and com-




preted it^*was-|tpj|

triangle; f-'^-'--''-'^


fore. But tiie7£vi|ipS, li

Nevertheless, tlie"";'rnan

the printed


Both took tti'eir: '•

exclamation rriadeSJa

Trustee was glaring

wonder on his face.

"What the devil

said in a loud voice.

Janet quaked in

looked toward Teache

There was nothi

and stood before hi

laughed till the tears

ing now, but with a

if wanting to laugh,

Even the big

appeared on the fa

frowned and scowlet

Janet's braids before

"What's this?"

Janet gasped. S

"My hair, sir,"

"Hair? Really?'

it?" (Turning jtoTT^

such tricks can be

do it?"

"Just dipped 'en

ly—very patiently,

"What for?"

"I wanted red


"I don't-knowlooking

at : you—I m

The Trustee ros

"Young Miss,"

bought thatynk. Y

impudence shall no

want you to see th«

after school for a

cult—to keep her 01

"I will," said^/I

Janet felt very.

lan boys

"•£••• * v;



~ »*V ,"

manding as that, mere man obeys. Soutli America, as R. J. E. interpreted

it, was tortuously misshapen, but it was better than the caved-in

triangle. :V

Janet closed her eyes, recalling how vividly she had seen Africa before.

But the vision had fled. Disappointed, she labored with eyes open.

Nevertheless, the map was fairly representive of the original, and with

the printed word "Africa" beneath, deceived the beholder into believing it

authentic. -'

Both took their seats, passing the Trustees on the way. A short

exclamation mHc Janet turn around, and every one else. The little

Trustee was glaring at her, surprise and anger and a kind of outraged

wonder on his face.

"What the devil—" he so far forgot himself; "Come here, Miss/" he

said in a loud voice.

Janet quaked in her Oxford ties. What had she done now? She

hniked toward Teacher for her cue. lint Teacher was also at sea.

There was nothing to do but face the hateful, man. She advanced

and stood before him. And then the whole school simply howled,

laughed til! the tears came. Teacher, too, was noticeably affected, frowning

now, but with a little upward twist at the corners of her mouth, as

if wanting to laugh, yet knowing it to be undiplomatic.

Even the big man smiled, and an expression of interest actually

appeared on the face of the middle-sized man. But the short Trustee

frowned and scowled all the more. He put out his hands and pulled

Janet's braids before her eyes.

"What's this?" he demanded.

Janet gasped. She had forgotten all about them.

"My hair, sir," was all she could think of.

"Hair? Really?" in a sarcastic tone. "Well, what do you mean by

it?" (Turning to Teacher.) "Where is the discipline in this school, that

such tricks can be done?" (Firing again at [anct.) "How did you

do it?"

"Just dipped 'em in some ink—red and black," she explained patiently—very

patiently, considering her fright.

"What for?"* -

"I wanted red hair—and black."

"What for?"

"I don't know—I just happened to think of it, and I was tired of

looking at you—I mean the pictures," hastily.

The Trustee rose majestically.

"Young Miss," he boomed forth, "the ink cost money. The State

bought that ink. You were wantonly wasting the State's resources. Your

impudence shall not go unpunished. Madam—" turning to Teacher. "\

want you to see that she receives just chastisement. And make her stay

after school for a week and give her something to do—something difficult—to

keep her out of mischief."

"I will." said Teacher, meaningly.

Janet felt very sorry for herself just then.

"And your map," he continued, turning to R. J. E.'s work, thinking

it to be Janet's, "it is atrocious" (R. J. E. squirmed uncomfortably at this

frank criticism of his toil), "but to be expected from one who wastes her

time in idiotic pranks. It is a scrawl unworthy a student in the State's

school." (How that Trustee loved his State.)

"Now that." he said, pointing to the map of Africa, "is worthy oi

praise. It shows study and diligence, perception and discernment, clearness

and accuracy " :

Janet was crowing inside like a rooster at dawn. She could keep still

no longer.

"That's ;«y map."" she interrupted with malicious joy; "/ drew that map."

"You—eh? What! That map! lir—well, it might be better—much

better—indeed, on second glance "

"'On second glance." spoke up the

t t e d ; ; ^ | ^ ^

something-; ; ^|^ip

ne'j except '^^^0^Bf^t

i -fillip

Tlierc exists in the minds of the majority of people a very stror.g

lircjudicc against certain types of animals. This is so n


growth. It is said that if it sees you as you approach it will make an

attempt to get out of the road. There is a popular belief that the Rattle

Snake coils itself around regularly, like a rope, and strikes from this coil.

This is impossible. While snakes of all kinds do often coil, they'never

strike from a coil, nor from a stretched-out position. In striking they curve

the front portion of the body somewhat like the letter "S," and their

reach in striking is about the distance that this zigzag curve permits them

to extend their bodies when all the "slack" is played out. No snake is

able to strike more than two-thirds of the length of its body.

All snakes destroy large numbers of destructive insects and field mice,

and in this way do an immense amount of good.

The sooner farmers, ranchmen, horticulturists, and nurserymen learn

that the great majority of hawks are their friends and deserve protection,

the sooner will depredations by noxious rodents and insects diminish. Of

all the species, only two of the common ones are ever harmful—the Sharpshinned

and the Cooper hawks. These feed to some extent on song birds,

and the Cooper occasionally catches chickens. Most hawks feed largely

on noxious rodents and insects, and from their size and voracious appetites

are important factors in reducing the numbers of such pests and keeping

them under control. Even in the case of the harmful species the numbers

of insects and rodents taken probably more than counter-balance an occasional

chicken. The commonest hawks around the May are the Desert

Sparrow Hawk, and the Western Red-tailed Hawk. The former feeds

almost entirely upon insects, the latter upon ground squirrels and field mice.

Nevertheless the popular feeling against hawks is so strong that all

are known as hen-hawks, and the boy or man who can take his gun and

kill one of these benefactors thinks he is deserving of much praise.

Many an innocent hawk, skunk, owl, and weasel, has been shot for

the deeds of that sleek highwayman, the house cat. It is safe to say that

this marauder, which enjoys all the comforts and protection of a home,

destroys in the aggregate more wild birds and young poultry than all the

native, natural enemies put together. A cat has been known to kill a

whole brood of chickens in a day. Others in the course of a season have

practically destroyed entire coveys of quail or grouse. A well-known naturalist

estimates that in the Xew England States alone 1,500.000 birds are

destroyed annually by cats. They are quite often kept for their alleged

value as rat and mouse killers, but it is safe to say that few persons during

a normal lifetime run across more than half a dozen cats that habitually

attack rats. Ai a certain ranch house in the west twelve mice were trapped

in a bedroom in a week, although eight cats had access to the place.

The bat is another animal which is almost universally hated. It belongs

to the mammal group, and is the only mammal which has the power

of flight well developed. The organs of flight are the arms, with their

elongated linger bones, between which and the body are stretched the thin

membrane-like skin. A prevailing prejudice against bats, amounting with

some people to an almost superstitious dread, has grown up. possibly

because the little beasts are veritable imps of darkness.

We have in the State twenty-six species of bats, and all of them are


wholly insectivorous

from the grouncl|ju!

lights. They!|rp^!

and lancet teetliga

They hear very A^el

than indicatioiisgpf

droning of a June-b<

motor does to us; *

Bats quite-'ofte

illations of bat exc

that it has been~-.ni

insects are represe

district should be :

them. By the "far

"vermins," but as >

not dart into the hi

with great number

The skunk is

by destroying imm

cutworms, and oth

it will eat almost

berries. It is saic

mother skunk has

the inner walls of

T remember v

always a nest of

chicken-yard. No*

although at times

believed that they

The odor of

secreted in a pair

surrounding it. '.

capable of compri

fluid in several s

odor is purely de

in close quarters

of the way. But

little animals. T.

rainy day I have

my dog could ge

company in his 1

usually carried a;

doing a noble thl

great ability, and

There are se

Stephens in his V

the Western Sp(

poultry, althougl-




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The common toad, nocturnal, of quiet habit and appearance, renders

notable service to farmers and gardeners; yet to many its worth is unknown,

while to others it is ever an object of disgust if not of fear. It must be

admitted that the toad can never be an attractive animal. Nature has denied

it the gay colors of bird life or even the sinuous beauty of some of its reptilian

relatives, yet, judged by the standard of good works, the toad does not

suffer by comparison with any of the lower animals.

Soon after sundown, or even before on cool evenings, the toad emerges

from its shelter and sallies forth in search of food. In country districts it

nightly patrols over road sides, gardens, cultivated and new mown fields, in

short, all places where insect life abound? and long grass or herbage does not

obstruct its travel. In cities and villages the spots beneath electric lights arc

particularly favored, while lawns and walks also receive attention.

Xinety-cight per cent. f the toad's food is of animal origin. The tongue

is coated with a glutinous secretion and adheres firmly to the food it seizes.

The toad sits motionless until a moving insect comes within range, when its

tongue is thrown out with lightning-like rapidity, and the insect, often on the

wing, suddenly disappears within. A toad has been seen to snap up S6 house

flics in less than ten minutes.

The animal has always brvrnc the burden of false and ludicrous misrepresentations.

Even now notions arc quite current that it is able to produce warts

on the hands: to poison infants by its breath: to bring good fortune to the

house in whose new-made cellar it takes up its abode: and finally, to cause

bloody milk in cows if killed by accident or design. Many a boy recalls the

shock his credulity received when he faithfully tested several of the superstitions

with only negative results.

The economic importance of bees is too well known to need discussion, but

there is a common misunderstanding regarding the disposition of bees to sting.

Xo bees sting unless they are molested. If carefully handled the hives of

lioiK-y bees may be opened up. the sections removed and passed among a

company of persons and no one be stung. It is true that their temper,

as ihat of most people, varies with the weather. The successful handling

• •f them is largely a matter of self-confidence and self-control. We usually

get what we expect. Go at bees in a nervous, fighting state of mind, slap

at the first one that comes near you and you will be stung. This is the

disposition of most boys and as a rule they do not get what is coining to

them. There are many lessons that they can learn from the bee and not

the least is to mind their own business.



In the early&|p

up their belongings^

started for the Garni'

upholstered seaisSar

tup-wagon, construe!

Nelson, ^rank foitm

he had brought wit]

To select'-Jus^ r

because the region

daily north of the t

prairie the horizonbuilding

material fo

this, but to get it

of three weeks the 1

to his new farm,

begun at once and

though it did not

by the time Mrs.

interior was quite

For the next

ground and so win};

to do this more qi

After a lull of

self about the fan

these being a got

horsed in a tent si

unusually large tli

contract with the ;

safely in the bank

That Christm

they had a new Ji

and three days ol'

Xelson. and Fran

to get it. //

In those drc

would have done

filled an immeasi!

a happy couple tl

Without Alice t

meanwhile the 1:

happily and smil<

Another sum

Providence seem<

not harmed their




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In the carh spring of 1905. Prank Riley and his young wife packed

up their belongings, gathered in the one"short year of their marriage, and

started for the Canadian Northwest. ? At Edmonton they left the luxury of

upholstered seats and inning-cars for the extreme discomfort of a heavy

top-wagon, constructed to withstand the worsf- usage. When they reached

Nelson. Frank found lodging for his wife and set oiit'iiiv'the saddle-horse

he had brought with him to find a'suitable place to locate.

To select his quarter-section and have it filed was a simple matter

because the region to which he had come was very sparsely settled, espcrially

north of the town. As there were no trees within sight (and on the -

prairie the horizon is many miles from the eye), the only way to procure

building material for the house was to buy it. It was easy enough to do

this, but to get it to Nelson was another matter. However, after a wait

•'I three weeks the lumber arrived and Frank had it transferred immediately

t>: his new farm. The task of building his "palace." as he called it, was

begun at once and by the end of ihe third day it \vn= completed. Although

it did not present a very imposing appearance from the outside,

by the time Mrs. Riley had finished it with her share of the work, the

interior was quite homey.

For the next few weeks Frank was busily employed breaking the

ground and sowing his grain. P>ut by hiring some extra men he was able

tn do this more quickly than he had counted on.

After a lull of about three months, during which Frank had busied him-

>i-li about the farm, making many improvements—the most important of

these being a good warm barn for the stuck that had previously been

h"fscd in a tent supported by the moving wagon—came the harvest. It--was---unusually

large this year, and Frank felt elated when he had signed the

contract with the grain dealer, and the money from the deposit was placed

safely in the bank.

That Christmas was an exceedingly happy one for the two. for now ..

they had a new addition to ihe family—a little br.by girl just one month

ami three days old. A big Christmas box had cume from their parents to

Nelson, and Frank had ridden over'in his buckboard with the new team

to get it.

In those dreary winter days Mrs. Riley often wondered what she

would have done without Alice, as they had christened the baby. Alice

tilled an immeasurable place in her lonely life, for although the Rileys were

a happy couple there were no neighbors within at least six miles of them.

Without Alice the solitude would have been almost unbearable. And

meanwhile the baby grew to be a fine, rosy-cheeked child that ccoed

happily and smiled the whole day through.

Another summer passed and Frank reaped another bountiful harvest.

Providence seemed to favor them, they had done so well. The frosts had

not harmed their crops to any extent. They hadeasilv s-Jd their harvest


for a good figure. And they had their baby, who had become the" brightest

hope in their lives, and the one for whom they were to live and plan.

* * * * * * * * * r

j .

The second Christmas since they had been living on the prairie was

just two days away. But this time it brought no thrills of joy to the little

home of the Rileys. All their plans for Alice's Christmas had come to

naught. Early in the month she had caught cold, and now a little grave

could he seen in the center of the garden, that had been made that summer

in front of the house. Now the happy Yule-tide seemed but a mockery,

and the sight of little gifts already prepared served only to increase the

ache in their hearts. Their baby, the light of their existence, was gone;

nothing else seemed to matter nor to case the sorrow of her loss.

In the first few moments of her bereavement the young mother had

knelt dry-eyed at the side of the little crib, unable to comprehend the awful

calamity that had come upon her. When the full realization came to her,

she burst into such a flood of tears that Frank, who was kneeling at her

side, arm about her. could find no words to case her grief. After a time,

exhausted, she fell into :> deep sleep. And when she awoke she cried no

more: but the world had ceased to look bright to her. the sunshine had

fled, and she went about her various duties with a listlessness born of

an aching heart. And in that hour of misery she told herself that she

would never again be able to present a smiling face to the world. Frank,

always quiet and undemonstrative, hid in his heart a dull ache that increased

as the days went by into a great and nameless longing for the

bright little face and baby voice that he had come to love so dearly.

From then on Frank's attitude toward his wife was even more gentle

and solicitous than before, and he always look care never to remain

away from the house any longer than necessary.

And now on this Christmas day he was loath to leave her alone, while

he took the long ride to Nelson for the Christmas box from home that

awaited him there. But she had told him that she wished him to go; so

early in the morning he started out in the buckboard, muffled and wrapped

up.as warmly as possible. The snow barely covered the ground, and as

there was no wi«'id the horses made good time, and by nine o'clock he

arrived- at Nelson.

He drove through the main street to the office of the "Wagon Express

Company," where he received the box. With the aid of one of the men

from the office he carried it to the buckboard and roped it on securely,

and then proceeded to the livery stable to feed and water the horses.

: A little past noon, having eaten dinner and attended to some business

he had on hand, he set out on the homeward journey.

About three o'clock he noticed black clouds to the north, and in a

short while a light breeze arose which quickly increased to a strong wind.

This greatly impeded his progress, so that by half-past four, with the wind

blowing a regular gale, it was taking all the horses' strength to keep

moving, even slowly. But presently the wind changed directly around and

the blizzard began in earnest. With the wind at his back he could have

galloped the horses and arrived home within an hour, but the snow was

now coming ^g|§»

therefore obliged^j|ggj||

slower progress/^^,.^

He was proceedmgjf;

force of the

fired in quick

a sharp cut

revolver ol that 1 ^^|

The souiid offth||?s]

he immediately remerntej

He recollected that this j

have lost the road wlien

The horses stopped a

yell directlyTnfrdht~of

horses, unused to such,

a gallop arid carried hitr

The sight, which m«

any person of this-civili

A large covered-wi

WHS the object that first

harness, and behind thei

rifle. Two Indians, als(

these was quickly despi

other, at this sign of ai<

feet and was immediate

Frank leaped from-,

dian to make sur^ that

strong odor of whiskey

"Crazy drunk/Mie'i

cover of which was no

One look at the te

him that she had been

Frank raised him to a :

poor fellow made sevi

closer to him. lie .heart;

was never uttered, for

a convulsive shudder,

What could it be?

be his wife, for she-1

blazing wagon. . v:

Having reached;th

ground, and sprang up

For some unknpv

claimed his attention,

ihe contents. They, '

in the short time he s

could not be much oh

Pausing only to l







now coining clown so thickly- that he could barely see his way. He was

therefore obliged to "give the horses their heads," which necessitated,even

slower progress.

lie was proceeding in-, this manner, his head down so that the full

force of the wind would not strike his face, when he heard several shots

iire.. in quick succession, in front and a little to the right. Giving the horses

a , harp cut with the whip, he urged them into a gallop, and drew out the

revolver that he always carried with him.

The sound of the shots had come from somewhere • below him, and

he immediately remembered a gully that lay between Nelson and his farm.

He recollected that, this gully was over a mile out of his way, so he must

have lost the road when the snow first began tc fall.

The horses stopped at the edge of the gully. Hearing a blood-curdling

yell directly in front of him, Frank once more applied the whip, and the

horses, unused to such treatment from their master, sprang forward into

a gallop and carried him down the slope at a breakneck speed.

The sight which mat his eyes was enough to turn cold the blood of

any person of this civilized age; a shudder ran through his body.

A large covered wagon, similar to those used in the 'days cf '49,"

was the object that first met his eye. The horses were lying dead in their

harness, and behind them lay a man and woman, each grasping a smoking

ritk\ Two Indians, also carrying rifles, rode at a safe distance. One of

these was quickly despatched by Frank, who rode up behind them: the

nther. at this sign of aid to the white peopb, spurred his horse with both

feet and was immediately lost in the swirling flakes of snow.

Frank leaped from '.he buckboard and hurried across to the fallen Indian

to make sure that he was dead. As he bent over him he smelt a

•>tnmg odor of whiskey.

"Crazy drunk," he said to himself, as he turned toward the wagon, the

cover of which was now bla/ing in ^different places.

One look at the tense, white face of the woman was enough to show

him that she had been killed instantly, but the man still breathed faintly.

Frank raised him to a sitting position in an effort to get him to talk. The

poor fellow madeSeveral jutile attempts to speak, and as Frank bent

closer to him he heard him mutter feebly, "Save the ." But the rest

was never uttered, for a violent shaking came upon him, which ended in

a convulsive shudder, and then in death.

What could it be? What was it that he wished saved? It could not

lie his wife, for she had died before him: it must be something in the

blazing wagon.

Having reached this conclusion, Frank gently eased his burden to the

ground, and sprang up to inspect the wagon.

For some unknown reason a large bundle of blankets at one end

claimed his attention, and he quickly unrolled them to learn the nature of

the contents. They, or rather it, proved to be a baby, fast asleep, and

in the short time he saw it before re-rolling the blankets, he knew that it

could not be much older than his lost one.

Pausing only to place some blanket over the dead bodies, he gathered


the child in his arms. and. mounting to the seat of the buckboard, started

up the side of the gully toward home.

Arrived there, he rode to the stable to house the? faithful animals'that

had brought him safely home. This done, he stumbled across the yard

to the house. Mrs. Riley, anxiously awaiting him, heard his footsteps,

and opened the door.

He laid his bundle on the table and unrolled it as fast as his numbed

fingers would allow. His wife watched him curiously all the while, silent,

awed by the peculiar look on his face. When she saw the cause of this

expression, she stepped back with a startled cry and regarded him with a

look full of sorrow and reproach.

"I found its father and mother dead back in the gulch, and I thought—

I only thought that—that ." he mumbled as he advanced, holding the

child toward her.

The baby, awakened by her cry, looked up and held its chubby little

arms out to her in an appealing way: and she. all the instincts of motherhood

awakened within her by this sight, clutched the child to her bosom

with a deep sigh, half >>f sorrow and half of joy.

CjKoitc.ic M. McM.uin.w Tune '15.

for Srunmtbranr?

1 found it in this book upon my shelf—

A bit ui rosemary, wistful, thin and dry.

A gentle fragrance of its former self

Still cling.-; and fills the- room; its sweetness seems a sigh

Of youth long past—her youth and mine.

1 had for years forgot that April-time.

And then last night I dreamed of her,—this sprig

Of rosemary at her slender throat: beneath

The dark hair crowned with tarn of red. her big

Reproachful eyes shone dim on me: and firm white teeth

Revealed through parted crimson lips a smile

So faintly sweet.—yet sadder

Than a world of tears,—the while

She called me to the realm of Mcmorv.

And so I dreamed.—beyond the deep'ning sea

Of years that lie between my youth and me.

Again I heard the voice this token gave:

Rosemary for Remembrance; save

And cherish this until your way to me is clear.

"Your way to me"—ah. clear it was that very year.

Hut youth forgets, and April comes again:

The world is wide.—an ocean lay between.—

And other faces smile. Perhaps this fragrant thing. .

Withered, so long forgotten, never thought to bring

Remembrance: but now old age. not youth, has met.

"Pis Rosemary for Remembrance—and Regret.

1 wonder what became of her. Did her life find

The world and God and all, like me. unkind?

Young Mrs. Sttu

"It's a shame fin

smoothing back a fet

little nose. "Really

Her brother lau

it was a very cold ni

"Take it from IT

perilously near the f

if I'm a judge. An<

osophy?" he_ asked

eyes and mouth. "I

want to vote?"

Young Mrs. Sti

Very soft, white litt

wedding ring on he

"I was just thin

Her brother sm

what?" he said encoi

"Oh well—"ant

of her head it came

"The other daj;

know, and sometime

or I do. Anyway

ring me up at elevi

the receiver."

She paused-for

wcre voices. I kn

she paused, her .eye

parts of it. Have ;

Her brother lai

evidently amused£a

have to do, to list

must say, I'm surp

He tried his bi

Mrs. Stuart le:

ment. Then .she,

never failed td~str

she probably knew

on quite boldly.

"If you're ven

Her brother smiled.

her face, and to cer

Mrs. Stuart pai

face, but with a litt

-*.».-* >ftjtljw owIwftrfiM>M.

Vounsjf Mrs. Stuart looked up at her brother with serious blue eyes.

"li> a shame the way things, go on in this world. Harold," she began,

smoothing back a strand of brown hair that persisted in falling over here

little nose. "Really it is; things don't seem at all fair sometimes, do they?"

Her brother laughed, and pulled his armchair up close to the grate.

It was a very cold night. '' 'V-

"Take it from me, Mrs. Catherine." he-said slowly, as he put his feet

perilously near the fire, "they're not. They never were and never will be,

if Km a judge. And I'm not a pessimist either, Sis. But why this philosophy?"

he asked playfully, amusement crinkling up the corners of his

eves and mouth. "Has someone been snubbing you. or is it possible you

want to vote?"

Young Mrs. Stuart shook her head and looked down at her hands.

Verv soft, white little hands they were, unadorned save for the slim gold

wedding ring on her fourth finger.

"I was just thinking." she replied illumiuatingly.

Her brother smiled. He was used to just such answers. "Thinking

what?" he said encouragingly.

"Oh well—" and then with a shrug of her shoulders and a birdlike twist .

of her head it came out.

"The other day the telephone bell rang. We're on a party line, you

know, and sometimes the bells get awfully mixed up—that is, Central does,

or 1 do. Anyway the bell rang and 1 answered it. I expected Rob to

ring me up at eleven: I thought it must be he. of course, so I picked up

the receiver."

She paused for a minute, flushed a little, and then went on: "There

were voices. I know it was wrong, buT— I listened. And oh. Harold."

she paused, her eyes wide with sympathy, "it fairly made my heart ache,

parts of it. Have you ever had that feeling?"

Her brother laughed. "I can't say that T have." he answered lightly,

evidently amused at the seriousness of the question. "But is that all you

have to do, to listen to other people's business at the telephone, Sis? T

must say, I'm surprised."

He tried his best to look stern, and failed utterly.

Mrs. Stuart leaned over and patted his hand with a caressing movement.

Then she. too. laughed. It was a warm, tinkly little laugh and

never failed to strike a sympathetic chord in her listener's heart. And

she probably knew it. Anyway she ceased feeling uncomfortable and went

on quite boldly.

"If you're'very good I'll tell what I heard. Because it is interesting.

Her brother smiled, and gave himself up to watching the firelight playing on

her face, and to certain hitherto half-formed theories on the feminine mind.

Mrs. Stuart paid no heed to the indulgently pitying smile on her brother s

face, but with a little sigh, continued.


^ "TKerc; wcre|voices and 1 listened. It was the girl nex|?d6orta

~£oh'ttf$ok at nie: like' that, JJarold, you' old; angel. Of course I know yon^

^wouldn't havc^done itjrbut then, you and I never were^alike, were we? Anyway,

the^Proctor fauiily is soliciting— all kinds of tilings happen to them, and

iioVv Marjory is thinking of getting a divorce. Marjory? Oh, the eldest sister.

She makes her -husband, out to be a cross, unreliable old tyrant, but really, I

don't think he's as bad as slie paints him, poor man. Maybe she isn't a good

manager,"or perhaps—" she twisted her mouth up contemptuously. "Perhaps

she -doesn't understand him,"

;- That was Mrs. Stuart's pet phrase—understanding. She. of course, understood

Rob perfectly. Her brother nodded and told her to go on. Never-,,

theless he watched her closely.

"And you know—it's all going to be in the papers. Just think! To have

all your friends and acquaintances know you've made a failure of your married

life!' : Her voice had taken on a note of horror. "Isn't it terrible?" •

Her brother nodded. "You're right there. Sis." he said gravely. "But see

here, Mrs. Catherine, how did you learn all this? Do you know the people?"

"The Proctors? Gracious no! I learned it from the telephone, stupid."

"Oh," said her brother, reserving his remarks till later. "Go on."

"Well, I could tell you all about Marjory and the divorce," she said,

"only I don't care anything about her. she's so wicked and foolish. But poor

Marion! She's the youngest sister, and one of the sweetest girls I've seen—

because I see her in the morning when she goes shopping sometimes. Harold,

I am really worried about her. The dear thing! If only some nice man

would come alonjj and marry her. she'll make a wonderful wife—but there

aren't any prospects just now. And the girl is so poor that she doesn't ((are

to go to town now that it'< so near Christmas, for fear she'll see things and

be tempted to buy them. It would be all right if she were happy otherwise.

But she isn't. There are all kinds of worries. Her mother is an invalid and

doctors do take so much money. That keeps Marion in the house, and the

married sister doesn't even try to help."

She paused for breath, and her brother took her quickly by the shoulders.

"Catherine,'' he said slowly, "you never in the world learned all this at

one sitting. I can tell from your manner that you've been at this a long time,

and your very eyes are alive with secrets concerning that poor unfortunate

family. I'm horribly ashamed of you. Now tell me. what did you say her

name was? 1 '

Mrs. Stuart looked shamefp.ced. but she answered, "Marion Proctor. Why

do you ask? It seems to me you're quite interested."

"Because." said her brother carelessly, looking into her eyes, "I used to

be awfully good friends with a Marion Proctor. Her older sister's name was

Marjory, too. If this is the same girl, and I think it is. I'm going to call on

her. Well?" he inquired coolly as he heard her gasp of dismay.

"Oh Ha;old, you're fooling!" she protested.

"I'm not."

Young Mrs. Stuart't face lit with ar. unbelieving smile. "If—if you're in

earnest. I'll saw how dreadfully romantic!" with a twinkle of mischief in her


hat arid coat; 0


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* * *

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eyes. "But, dear Harold," caressingly, "I know you, you worthless old bachelor.

You haven't gone calling in - that fashion for five years." * •

"Don't care if I haven't," he said jauntily, going out into the hall for his

hat and coat, "I'm not too young to begin." •"• i

"Too old, you mean," she laughed, as she helped him into his.coat.

"Goosey! But I know you, Harold."

"Don't be too sure of me then. I'm apt to spring surprises: as well .as

the rest of you. And listen here, Mrs. Catherine," with his hand on the floor

knob, bending his tall figure to kiss her good-night, "you stop listening at

telephones or I'll tell Rob, andyou know what he'll say about it."

.Mrs. Stuart shuddered melodramatically. "Ugh," she said, greatly affected

by the picture, and giving him a gentle push, "Don't be so disagreeable, Uear,

and be sure to turn up your coat collar."

"Good-night, Sis—and remember."

The door closed, young Mrs. Stuart put out the hall-and parlor lights,

entered her own room and began unpinning her hair. Gazing into the mirror

she noticed a tiny line running upward from the corners of her mouth. She

rubbed it over thoughtfully for a minute.

"I'm getting old," she sighed. "But really, I mustn't listen at the 'phone

any more, because it isn't right. Foolish old Harold," she said.

And then she laughed.

* * * * . * * * * * *

It was a week later and the telephone bell rang sharply. Once, twice, oh!

Mrs. Stuart's heart gave an anxious throb and then calmed. Two bells—her

ring was one. She had thought it was Rob, hence the flutter of pleasure, for

Mrs. Stuart was still enough of a bride to adore her husband, and the daily

cloven o'clock chat was the only chance she had of hearing her husband's

Melodious bass until dinner time. For, scheme as they might, Mr. Stuart had

never been able to take off enough time from business duties to come home to

luncheon. This was the one little cloud overhanging the otherwise serene

domestic horizon of the Stuart household. But young Mrs. Stuart had learned

that there was one word, black though it seemed, to which she must pay due

reverence, and that was—Business. So she had given up teasing Rob to

"come home just for once," and had gradually consoled herself with the

eleven o'clock chat.

But to-day it was nearly twenty-five minutes to twelve, and no word from

her husband.

"Maybe it is for me after all," she thought when the telephone bell had

ceased ringing. "It might be Rob, and you can't trust Central anyway."

She hesitated, however, before deciding. For seven whole days Mrs.

Stuart's ears had been closed to the siren call of the two bells, at the terrible

risk of never finding out about the divorce, but she consoled herself by the

thought that she was being quite noble.

"But just supposing it is Rob," she argued to herself. "It won't hurt to

find out. Mistakes like that do happen."

Partly reassured as to the right of her action. Catherine walked over to

the telephone and deliberately picked up the receiver. Without speaking, she

listened. No. it wasn't Rob. someone else was talking, the two voices Mrs.


Stuart knew well. Clearly it was her fluty to hang up without delay, but unfortunately

Mrs. Stuart's mind held no such intention. -

For two minutes she listened eagerly and heard that, with a. woman's

right to change her mind. Mrs. Marjory had now dismissed all thoughts ofthe

divorce. It is a fact not entirely to Mrs. Stuart's credit, but she felt a

sense of disappointment at the news. There would'be'nothing worth listening

to after this, she thought, for the married member of the Proctor family had

afforded her much entertainment. Yet if there was to be. domestic calm

henceforward in Mrs. Marjory's family, she would not feel so badly about the

promise given her brother. Then suddenly Mrs. Stuart heard something that

made her breath come faster. In a minute she sat up as though she had

been stung. She pressed her upper teeth fiercely over her lower lip. A fewseconds

more and she dropped the receiver into the hook with an exclamation

of dismay. Then she stood up, all the color fading from her face.

"The idea!" she exclaimed angrily. "And it's all my fault!"

She hurried into the parlor and tried to strum something on the piano,

but her mind was far away and she gave up the attempt.

"Oh dear, and in one short week, too!" she wailed. "If only I hadn't

told him. And it's all my fault!"

.She walked to the window and looked out onto the street. If only Rob

would ring uj) so she could tell him. Hut apparently he had deserted her.

as well as everyone else. She felt very forlorn. And this their first anniversary,

too. I low in the world could she wait till Rob came home to tell

him. The few sentences heard over the telephone kept buzzing in her cars,

and they made her very cross. That stupid old Harold.



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Slie had turned down her own >trcet1now and thought she would hurry

into the house to take a little rest before preparing the dinner, it would make

her feel less petulant. And she needed all her reserve strength if she were to

be calm when her brother made his appearance at dinner to-night.

Why. there was Harold's roadster standing in front of her door—was it

her door? No. If it wasn't directly in front of the house of the jjirl next

door! She was greatly incensed, and lifted her little nose several inches higher

in the air as she passed the offending object. ' ;:

"lie's inside the house, of course." she murmured, as she let herself in

with tlie key. A little card attracted her attention on the floor and as she

stooped to pick it up she saw her brother's name inscribed on it. Her lip curled.

"He had the grace to call here first. 1 see. but T don't think he'll be back'

before dinner now that lie has.such important business next door. 1 '

Sin- took off her hat and. thinking herself greatly abused, prepared to

give vent Hi her feelings in tears. And it took no little preparing to get Mrs.

Stuart ready for a weeping spell. First she had to go over her wrongs mentally,

one by one. to assure herself that they were a great deal worse than

they really were. And then she had to lie down so as to cry in comfort, you

know. While these 'preparations were going on and Mrs. Stuart had slipped

on a comfortable blue wrapper, a very bridey. beribboned little thing, she

suddenly heard the front door bell ring. Going to the door she peered out

cautiously, ft was Rob. The solitary tear dried on her eyelid and she

cluiiiMlv fumbled with the door.

In a M-oniid she was enveloped in her husband's arms, uttering joyful


"I came home early, dear, as a little surprise." he explained smilingly.

"See here. Catherine. I have something- for you." as he handed her a little

package extracted from the depths of his coat pocket.

"Y"ii dear!" she said gratefully, tearing off the wrapping. "Oh. how

sweet !"

It was a little jeweled pendant, one she had. as she thought, secretly

admired in a jeweler's window on P.ates street. For several minutes her

troubles had disappeared, but she could not long forget.

"Look dear," she said, drawing l^r husband to the parlor window. "Harold's


Her husband looked and nodded. "Yes. What's it doing there?"'

With .-in important air his wife motioned him to sit down.

"I'll tell you." she said briefly, and she did.

When she was finished she looked up for sympathy.

"Whew!" exclaimed her husband suddenly. "And you don't like it?"

"Like it?" Mrs. Stuart's eyes were filling dangerously. "I hale it! Oh,

and it's all my fault, too."

Her husband considered a second. "Fault?"' he asked. "Why.'it looks to

me as though you were unconsciously the agent of the little blind god. don't


Mrs. Stuart was up in arms. '•Would you like it if the little blind god

or whatever you call him. was to come and carry off your only brother. Rob:'

she said indignantly.



•'Can't say that I would," he replied in an amused tone. "But, aren't you

jumping at conclusions? . Because he has been very attentive to an old friend

docs not go to say that he will marry her, dear."

"Oh, I don't know, somehow I think it does," moaned Mrs. Stuart. "Please

tell me what I ought to do, Rob. I can't exactly forbid him to: marry her—"

- "Well! I giiess not." Mr. Stuart chuckled at the thoughts of even Catherine

preventing Harold from doing anything he wanted to do. "But I'll

wager it isn't half as bad as you think, and anyway we'll know to-night.

Probably the girl was joking about the wedding part of it."

Mrs. Stuart still looked mournful.

"I don't think she'd joke about such a thing. Rob," chidingly, "but we'll

hear the worst to-night."

"Yes. And now go inside and rest for a few minutes, Catherine, so you

won't be too tired for to-night."

"All right." Mrs. Stuart said dutifully, and the bcribboned personage

walked oi-.t of the room in a martyr-like manner.

"H'm." said Mr. Stuart. "Poor Hal!"

* * * * * * * * * *

None of them ever knew how she got over it. but it generally took less

than a week for Catherine gracefully to change her mind about everything.

It was two days before Christmas however before she really voiced her .sentiment!-.

"You know." she said to a visitor that afternoon, "one just has to take

things as they come. I suppose 1 Farold's falling in love with Marion Proctor

was Fate and nothing else." She clasped her hands about her knees. "And

really, a wedding is the most exciting thing in the world, ever, if it is sudden."

"The sudden marriages often turn out quite as well as those you plan for

month; ahead," said the visitor.

"Yes, indeed. I think so, too. And then T am helping her select her

trousseau: it is a very simple one. but T enjoy it so. It's almost like having

your own wedding over again, only you do the fussing instead of having

people fuss over you. And my sister-in-law to be is one of the dearest girls

I've ever known." Mrs. Stuart explained sweetly. "And then I always said,

if only some nice man would come along and marry her—"

"Oh, did you know her before?" asked the visitor in surprise.

Catherine did not even blush.

"For quite a while before," she said. "It isn't as though she were a

perfect stranger."

"No," nodded the visitor sympathetically.

"It seems as though she was my sister, and then," Mrs. Stuart fingered

the jeweled pendant at her throat, "Rob says it has taught me a lesson."

"What was that?" asked the visitor anxiously.

"Oh, that?" said Mrs. Stuart recollecting with a start, and pushing back

a strand of brown hair that persisted in falling over her nose. "That? Oh a

little matter concerning telephones,"' and then with a birdlikc twist of her head

she laughed. RCTII C. JOHNSTON, Dec. '14.





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A monthly, published by the Students of Lowell High School.


I OLA G. RIESS, '13. Editor.

ROBERT BERNSTEIN, "14. Associate. VICTOR CALVIN, '14. Assistant


GEOKi'IE RROWN, '13, School Notes.

MEi V1LLE KAUKMANN. "13. Organizations.

CLIEEYCE NEVIN. '14. Organizations.

DINO LIPPI. "14. Organizations.

ANITA VENKER. ex-M4, Exchanges.

WILLIAM BENDER. '14. Athletics.

EDWARD WAGENER. '14. Athletics.


DOROTHY Lc MAY. '13. Girls' Athletics.






ELAH HALE. - 15.



VICTOR L. FURTW. '14, Manager.

ESMOND SCHAPIRO. '14. Associate.

I". AKIN LEAVY. '14.





There is a familiar ring about that phrase. We think instantly of the

cry. "A City I'.eautifitl." Eager diligent people are seeking to make San

Francisco "A City I'eautiful." Gradual transformations

A SCHOOL are going on which in time will make it so! In 1915 we

BEAUTIFUL, will have marvels of buildings, temporary but beautiful.

From all over the world men will come to see San Francisco

and the Fair, and the beauties of both. Should we not seek, as far as

it is in our power, to make our building more in harmony with the rest.

Our building is roomy, adequate, comfortable: but it is not beautiful.

Outride it is stiff, conventional, uninviting. It needs warmth and tone

and a. touch of grace. Plants can give it these.—ivy, for instance. Is

there anything more beautiful than the sight of climbing ivy? Many

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buildings, take for example the collcges'of Oxford, which we see so often

pictured, are lovely noc only for their beauty of architecture, but because

of the ivy. that clings^to the walls and covers their barrenness.

And now you may .c, "\Vho'll plant the ivy?" Easy to solve.—why

riot do it ourselves, either individually or as classes. It isn't hard work:

and we will leave behind us some marks of our thrift. And in 1915-we

needn't I'eel that our building is altogether lacking in the beauty surrounding


Next year keener athletic competition will exist among certain of the

schools because of the disputes over football aroused this season in the

Academic League, and the dissatisfaction with the final

CHEER UP! decision. We feel that there was politics mixed up in our

football, but we had soiin' team: it worked hard, and was

made of the metal that wins. And all through the term it was well supported.

The result may seem discouraging, but in reality—well, we should worry (yes,

tiv should worry) about what all the unions and leagues and demagogue assemblies

decide. We enjoyed good, clean sport and our athletes were well trained,

—the fundamental purpose of athletics.

There has !>cen some random talk of withdrawal from the League,

but we don't believe any worthy Lowellite approves of this. Such action

\vould be childish and ineffectual. The other schools were not to blame.

Now is an opportunity to show some "spunk" without bitterness or malice

toward them.

Next term is the Basketball season, and our goal will be another

Basketball Championship. We won it last year. With a hard-working

team and willing support, we want to win it again,—so clearly, evidently

that no doubting Thomas can find excuses to doubt. We'll practice steadily

and play squarely. And—we mustn't forget this—we'll send those wonderfully"

important little "blue-blanks" exactly five days before the set date, not

a st>ond later, else the game will be lost,—because, you see, the postmark

taillcs. -

Rut there will be no bitterness against our opponents. What has

happened «ias been no action of theirs. When we meet our superiors on

the gridiron, we'll up and shake hands with them. Above all, we will be

there to watch the game, and cheer on our men. and yell our throats

hoarse. Here's to the departed 1913 Football Team and the coming 1914

Basketball Team ! Cheer up !

Haven't you heard fellow students say. "O. I've, dropped such and

such a study. I'll make it up later on." or "What's the difference? I'll

take it easy and double up next term," or "Next year," etc.

A BLIND And didn't it strike you as a rather foolish management? Un-

COURSE. doubtedly one regrets it later. One finds that in avoiding a

regular, he has been following a blind course.

To take a course straight, with each subject in its proper place (as the

faculty has arranged") is the smoothest way through high school. Too few

subjects in the first t'.vo years means too little training: one who studies

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little and fools a lot, has a good time and is unprepared for the work

stored up ahead. '•'•"•• ?o

Then comes the "making up." A great many studies confront one with;#f

a lower" standard of efficiency than the regular student has. Then ensues

a period of "cramming" ideas, half digested, incomplete. There is~no gain

and'no "taking it easy" by such an .arrangement.

Ilesides. as we near graduation, our outside assigniuciitsj and dis^

tractions increase.—in the fourth year especially. If the school activities

arc to be reasonably kept up, and if the school management falls, in part,

upon student shoulders, the responsibility is rightly the older students'.

A regular course affords time to spare to these matters without!sacrifice

to scholarship, which is the main consideration, after- all. So. if there is

to hi- any "doubling up," let it occur during the first two or three years.

The studv hour is for study, not for recreation: we seem to forget

that. Recitations we respect, and must attend, unless excused. Perhaps this

strict regard for recitations is because there we

THE STUDY HOUR, are out for credits: while our presence in the study

hall counts nothing towards graduation or rec-


Even if this be so our duty is as plain in the ne as in the other.

We arc scheduled for a ceitain period in a certain study hall. The class

teacher and the study teacher have the names on the roll. We arc accountable

to tin:in for our actions during that hour. Yet there are certain

pupils who arrogate t«> themselves privileges, such as informal exit from

study halls, social promenades in the corridors, visits to the gymnasium.

the auditorium or the cafeteria. They carry themselves as though they

thought the dcs'.iny of the school depended upon them—thev are an annoyance

to the facility and a distraction to the saner students.

Since the faculty have been supervising the halls and dressing-rooms

during the day. they have had the temerity to question these lordly students

and in some cases have returned them crest-fallen to the study halls

where they belong. Should such students be harangued or imprisoned

after school, in the fashion of grammer school discipline? Voluntary responsibility

is the most honorable and far-reaching in consequence, and

most fitting those of high school age. You who are guilty, mark down on

your calendar for 1914 that with the beginning of the new year you will

turn a new leaf and inscribe a new resolution: "Resolved. That I will

always be where I belong when I belong there, even if it be in the study

hall/': Then keep your resolution.

\Yc take this means of thanking our supporters, those who have helped

by contributing, those who have helped by Inning, and those without whose



work Tin-: LOWELL could not exist, the loyal, hard-working

1'iusiness Staff. We wish to thank, our photographer. Mr.

Etter. for his work, and the Serra Art and Engraving Co.

for the high quality of our cuts. And now. as we always

save the best lor the last, we extend our heartiest thanks to the Jas. H.

Barrv Co. for their interest ami help and congratulate them on the excellent

book" thev have put forth for us.

s M.in.irj-r


A joint concert by the musical organizations of the school was held in

the Auditorium, Thursday, November 20. The Orchestra, Girls' and Boys'

Glee Clubs, the '"Heavenly Twins" (Colcher and Hickox), and the Musical

Two participated. The concert was well attended and was a great success.

Alas! another class is now a "has been." The Commencement Day

exercises took place on December 17. The Senior Day Committee consisted

of A. Rcyman (chairman). Misses X. Cook, K. Woll, H. St. Clair and

Messrs. Osbornc, S. Lewis, E. r.reyman. The program was as follows:

Salutatory, Melville Kaufmann: Class History, George H. Brown; Violin

Solo, Edward Elkins; ; Address, Mr. M. Harrison; H ; Violin Solo, Eleanor Matthews;

Valedictorian, Roucl P. Snider: Presentation of Diplomas, Mr. 1\


Invitations arc now out for the Senior Dance to be held Thursday

evening. December 18, at Puckett's Assembly. The committee in charge

promises that it will equal all others given heretofore, which is saying a

great deal. The committee in charge: Louis L. Less (chairman), Ruth

Brandon, Eleanor Matthews, lola Riess, Richard Shainwald and George


The Executive Committee seems to favor colors. Miss Violet Gray has

been elected Class Representative for the Freshmen.

The big Block L rally was held Thursday. December 11, in the hall, and

was well attended. President Brown presided. The "Heavenly Twins," the

Orchestra and Boys' Glee Club furnished entertainment, and were well applauded.

Coach Mullineux and others spoke. The following were presented

with Block L's: Hyde Lewis. "Herb" Wilson, Robert Don, Fred

Huntington, Edwin Booth, Emery Mitchell. Randolph Flood, Donald Mc-

Kenzie. "Lefty" Smith, Johnny Baird and Gardener. Nelson Hawks was presented

with a circle L for track. A big Ec-ee-rah-rah closed the rally.

June '15 gave their dance at the California Club on Saturday, November

15. The dance was well attended and was a great success. The comniittee

in charge was Lewis Emery (floor manager). Frances McClaughry, Lorraine

Sands, Alma Thornburg, Helen Morrissey, Charles Wissing and Walter


The business staff of THE LOWKU. report a profit of $60 on the November

-•. Number of THE LOWELL. Good work.

Have y^fheard|;

arrested ? ^ Jt:"a|l|iw.pj

'of the .njamerou||p1a;

ingly invaded. Sut^Qj]

to quiet the botanies

law who guards the

none of the trees-itq

quest for knowledge

The swimming

next term.

Did you know

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ducting its work al(

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absence of Al. Bull

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the Canal. The le

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seining the Unito

some worker.

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baseball has been

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providing screens

useless, as no bal

that the Board gi

Have you heard about it? How our estimable Mr. Downey was almost

arrested? It all happened on account of his H II Botany class. In spite

of the numerous placards warning -Intruders to beware, Mr. Downey dar-.

ingly invaded Sutro Forest and there met his Waterloo. In search'of ferns

to quiet the botanical craze of his class he encountered the minion of the

law who guards the forest. Only after duly convincing him that he had

none of the trees concealed in his satchel, he was allowed to continue his

quest for knowledge.

The swimming team has elected Randy Flood swimming c.aptain for

nest term.

Did you know that we have two heroes in our midst? Well, the remarkable

thins about it is that "Dutch" Hermit and "Pedro" Wolf were also

unaware that they were heroes. The "Examiner" had a long account of

their daring in rescuing a fisherman, and they were envied by many. Now

they confess the disappointing truth that "it was not." and furthermore that

water is something they abhor and detest. Such modest heroes, but they

desire to know who did it.

The Hook Exchange is now one of our biggest assets in saving money.

Under Sammy Lewis and Irvin Meyer it has been reorganized and i? conducting

its work along strictly business lines.

Lewis l>. Emery has been elected baseball manager pro tem. during the

absence of Al. Hull.

We certainly miss H. Syril, otherwise known as "Duseiibery." On Oct'lber

M. Mr. Louis Levy, of the Imposition Company, gave a lecture on

the Canal. The lecture was illustrated, and of course "juice" was needed.

The operator connected the machine to the light socket and—bang! out

went fuse Xo. 1. Pireyman. who professes to be an electrician, came to the

rescue and connected it up with the footlights, and threw in the switch.

Hang! I'.ang! Fuses Xos. 2 and 3. Mr. Downey at last came to the rescue

and tapped the wire and stopped the short circuiting, and the lecture began.

Lawrence T. P.ayly has been elected editor of "The Debater" by the

Debating League of California.

We take this means of thanking Arthur Carfagni for his work in representing

the United Railroads at Lowell. He may be little, but he's sure

some worker.

Under the capable guidance of Mr. Koch the Freshmen boys have been

taught many athletic stunts. They have learned to "dribble" and fall on the

ball and piactice at noontime. Track inter-rooms have been held and soft

baseball has been well started.

It is to be lamented that the Hoard of Education should be so slow in

providing screens for the windows. We have a large yard, but now it is

useless, as no ball playing, soft or hard, is permitted. We would suggest

that the Hoard give this their immediate attention.



Ex-June '13.


Xext year will be an active one for the Lowell High School Alumni

Association. A play will he presented in January: in February a dance will

he held: a banquet will take place in April, and their annual meeting in May.

The Hoard of Directors of the Alumni have made plans for a quarterly

paper, which will make its appearance on the first of the year. Tir's paper

will be edited by three former editors of TIIK LOWELL.


( hit of the forty-three hundred and odd students in the l/niversity of

California, some hundred and fifty of them are Lowell folk, and of these

half of them have graduated in the last three semesters. The names of

most of the graduates now stand for nothing, but those of the recent ones

may be remembered. < )f these I have chosen those who now stand out

most prominently in I". C. life, and who. from their records at Lowell,

are likely to be remembered by the lartje majority.

No pretense is made that these are the most representative or best

known l the alumni. The scholarship records of the U. C. people are

passed over. Those alumni of Stanford and other colleges are not mentioned,

and those who are undergraduates in the college of hard knocks

are skipped. Many are called—few are chosen.

. On the college publications Lowell is at least represented. Andrew

Carrigan. June "12, and O>goud Munlock, editor of the Dec. "11 LOWELL,

being associate editors. Munlock is also out for the editorship of the next

Junior Class Annual, the 'Hi Blue and Cold, while I'yron lackson. editor

of the June '12 LOWELL, is out for business manager of the same edition.

Both these offices are gained in an elimination contest, all Sophomores

wishing to become candidates working on the Blur and Gold of the class

ahead of them, the best workers being selected by a committee as candidates

who. after a primary, are voted on by the coming lunior class.

Kenneth Perkins. June 'OK who was on THE LOWELL'S art staff, is now

on the staff of the literary magazine of l\ C the Occident, and is one of its

contributors. Harriet Pasmore. June '10. one of the best and hardest workers

on THE LOWELL while at high school, is also a contributor to the Occident


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and is on its staff. She contributed a poem to last year's Blue and Gold, and

took a leading part in the last Parthenia—the annual pageant of the women.

Lawrence L. Levy is the only alumnus on the Prtican-Aj. C. comic magazine.

Me is on the staff and is a chief contributor—usually comic verse and

]>r.»-e parodies. Levy was on the staff of the last Blue and Gold: was alternate

on tlu- 1913 Stanford-California debating team, and is the author of this year's

Senior Extravaganza. This is the biggest prize that has been taken this year,

lik play. "King Henry VIII." being chosen after a hard competition. Levy is

prominent in the English Club, the Dramatic Club, and took a part in a skit at

tlic I'ajamerino Rally. In the last play of the English Club. Ibsen's "Vikings

at I li-lgeland." Lowell's only representatives were spear carriers—J. K. Calder

.ind Arthur Townc. both June '12. and Richard McLaren, June '13.

Among the cadets are several corporals—Walter Farnlaeker and Fitch

c'iii-iu-y. both June '12. I'>ert Thomas, L. H. S. S. A. President in Dec. '12.

U also a corporal, and rules a Freshman scjuatl like a Cromwell, especially over

a Filipino called Vamoot or Vamoose, am! another known as Rear Xumber

Three, both of whom are continually out of step. Willis Winter. Dec. "11. is

a -irnnd sergeant: John Jacobs. June '11, a lieutenant: Roland Foerstcr, June '10. ;•

captain, and Robert Underbill. L. II. S. S. A., secretary in Dec. '11, is adjutant

t.. Major Nance. Walter Frolich. June '11. is in the Cadet Hand.

In athletics Lowell is a bit weak, especially among the older classmen,

although the Freshmen have come out rather strong. Leo Meyer. Dec. '10, is

perhaps the most prominent, having won several I'lock C's in track. Meyer

wa- one of the two Lowell men on the Varsity football smiad—Scalione. June

Ml. being the other—and though neither made the team, both played good

game* on the second Varsity, especially Meyer, who in the practice games

played frequently with the first team. Meyer is a member of the l'.ig C

Society and the interfraternity honor fraternity. Skull and Keys. Lyman

'irimes. Dec. W. one of Lowell's best swimmers and now studying law at

I'.'rait, was also elected to Skull and Keys. Of the same class. Harold Cloud.

now a senior in Mechanics, made Tan P.eta I'i, the honorary fraternity of the

Kngineering ccilleges.

In soccer. Isidor Mayer. Dec. MO. was on the Varsity team. Mayer is an

example of what can be done by sticking to a game till it is won. I Ic took no

part in athletics at Lowell at all: when soccer was introduced at V. C. he

fooled around the field, learned the game, and has developed himself into a

lui-ky. C.eorge I totaling. June '13. served as a substitute on this year's varsity,

and Harold I Slack, also June M3. is learning the game.

In crew. Cecil llunlington. Dec. M2. is practicing steadily at the oars.

Homer Levinson. June "12. win. entered V. C. this term, entered in the recent

lennis tournament, but was worsted by the tennis captain. Rogers: Levinson

-tands an excellent chance of winning his I'.lock in the near future, tennis being

a major sport at L". C. Wallace 1 Sanies. June "13. star player on Lowell's

A. A. L. basketball team, played in the Freshman team, which beat the class

teams of the rest of the University. Midred Thomas. June '13. played as a substitute

on the Freshman woman's basketball t


iii high jump, Huntington in distance. Hirschfcldcr with thiP javelin. Arthur

Townc was also at work in -the distance.-;. •

Ernie Smith, L. II. S. S. A. President Dec. '11, has entered U. C. this

year. He is in the College of Commerce. Ernie his been swimming, as usual,

and has been winning, but E. Smith's work would take up more space than

this edition will permit of. His best work so far has been his beating the

Hawaiian Kahanamoku i:i the hundred, in which Ernie won the Olympic Club's

gold medal. Those of the faculty who remember Ernie's original answers to

questions can appreciate this: Asked to write "all he knew about Pericles" in

History No. 1-A. Ernie (who knew nothing of Pericles) risked all on his

instructor's sense of humor, and wrote. "Pericles is a Greek, and—his statue

is in the museum." Ernie got the passing mark—a No. 3.

In class matters. Lowell can claim two sergeants-at-arms. Cheney of the

Sophomores and Hesselberg of the Freshmen, floth are already famous: Hessclbcrg.

who is a June "13 ex-Lowellite. as champion heavyweight, Cheney as

a gay Lothario. Ilersellierg 1 . so rumor declares, put his captain into a state of

apoplectic hysteria, by not being able to "dress up in rank." In doing this

the captain sights along the entire line of men and it is necessary for all their

toes anil bodies to make a straight line, none out too far or back too far.

I lesselberg was both, his chest seeming to have slipped down to his waistband,

and whereas the average thickness of a cadet is reckoned at twelve inches, the

captain swears I lesselberg was twenty-four, being six inches too far out in

front and six inches too far out in the baggage train.

Cheney—gay young blade—fell before a fair young co-ed and was dared

to go—as a co-ed—to the Middy l'est. the annual woman's dance, where all

dress in middy blouses. Who furnished the costume is unknown, but Win.

Fitch, thinking Harmon gymnasium would be darkened, went. It wasn't.

Jesse Harris. L. H. S. S. A. President in June "10 (a girl), now Associated

Woman Students' President, was drawn to the shy. reticent, retiring figure

who would not speak to her. Cheney remained in Harmon in all six minutes,

and wishes to state that there were also present a great many professors and

their wives. The faculty will kindly review the escapade of Cataline in a

similar case.

In the line of debate, this was one of the few times a Lowell man lias not

been on the intercollegiate team. In the Freshman-Sophomore debate. Daniel

Honigsberger represented the Sophomores, while E. A. Falconer was on the

Freshman team. T'oth are of Dec. '12.

Milton Marks, the Carimt medallist, and L. II. S. S. A. President in

June '10. is president of Congress, and is now, as Senior, studying law. He

is a member of both the Junior and Senior honor societies. Winged Helmet and

GoKlen Hear. Marks recently entered the W. C. T. U. Intercollegiate Temperance

Essay contest. His was the only essay entered from all California.

The W. C. T. I", declared that all bets were off. but Marks' attorney. Louis

Goodman. June '09. is now suing for the $75. declaring that it was won by

default. Marks won the $50 prize for a similar essay last year, which was

contested for by ten California students.

Lowell is perhaps not now as prominent as it lias been in the past, but

even now it is represented pretty fairly, and is constantly improving.



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At times it lias lieen c|ticstioncd whether the Exchange Editor's criticisms

i'i* journals unread by the school arc interesting to the school itself. We believe

not; while the comments of other schools upon our own journal

may interest and prove helpful. Our plan has been to keep up the Exchange

liur journal is not Class Al. It can stand a lot of improvement. We want

the helpful, discerning suggestions.

Tlu Oracle (Oakdale. Cal.) says: The October number of your journal

i- very good. THE LOWELL is one of the very best in our Exchange column.

Y"ur monthly paper really needs no criticism. The stories are good, and the

winile journal shows what kind of workers you have on your staff. Keep up

the good work.

From //«.:,'/' School of Ctinwifw. THE LOWELL has a hi,»ii rank among

i.ur exchanges. The stories are carefully written, which speaks well for the

English department. Exceedingly clever was the plot of "The Perfidy of

I.anagan." Your cover design shows artistic talent. We would suggest that

the advertisements be together in the back of the book. If a table of contents

were added it would increase the interest of the reader. Commerce wishes your

new method of exchange good luck.

Lodi Union High School (Lodi. Cal. I writes: We were very well pleased

with THE LOWELL, and were surprised and delighted to sec the large literary

department: most of the stories were excellent. The editorial. "I Should

Worry." was especially clever. The report of the Organization Department

and the Athletics shows your school spirit. We don't like ads. in the front

of the book, and we wish it were not necessary. Couldn't you at least omit

the ad. which now takes the place of a frontispiece? On the whole, this is

the best issue of a monthly magazine we have seen since we became Exchange

Editors. We wish to compliment you on your novel method of conducting

your Exchange Department.

From Cogswell Poly technical College: Yours is the only monthly among

..ur list, published by the local high schools. Your literary work and jokes

are fine.

The Aurora (Anderson Union High. Shasta Co.. Cal.I comments: Your

paper is splendid for a monthly, but if you could stand it. a few more cuts

would brighten it up. )»

MR. FRANK. .MURTUX Principal

MR. FREDERICK It. CLARK - Vice-Principal and Head of Hist. Dept.

MR. FRANCIS E. CROFTS - - Head of Mathematics Department

MISS A. G. DUFFY Mead of English Department

MR. JOHN P. NOURSE - Ik-ad of Classical Language Department

MISS M. M. CON - Head of Modern Language Department

MR. HUDSON SHELDON . . . . Head of Science Department

MR. J. J. SCHMIT Head of Drawing Department

MR. JAMES E. ROGERS History and Oral English

MR. JOHN A. LONGLEV - - History

MISS ELSIE i'.OWMAN Mathematics

MR. F. \V. ROCKHOLD Mathematics

MR. 11. P.. McCHESNEV Mathematics

MR. C. E. TAYLOR Mathematics





MR. GEORGE CARTON Classical Languages

MR. McKINLEY History and Classical Languages

MR. FRANK !',. TUCKER - - - French and Classical Languages


MISS EDITH PENCE - . . . Modern Languages and English

MR. I'.. P. RICMARDSOX Science

MR. C. W. FENDER Science

MR. A. DOWNEY Sciencc

MR. T. A. SMITH Science

MR. FREDERICK W. KOCH - - - - Science


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In reviving the old associations the returned Lowellite probably finds

no experience mure delightful than the renewing of liis acign:ding in our navy. The following extracts

of the United States Army'' will be of interest to

"The Coston Lights are made of a slow burning

composition and arc hele' in a socket and displayed by hand. The Very

system projects stars winch are shot from pistols."

The inaccuracy in this instance might pass unnoticed by the average

reader but the caution still holds that an author who employs technical

terms should know that he is using them accurately.

In "The Postponed Suicide" we have an interesting bit of character

study, well developed and presented in a lively style.

It becomes evident in the two stones. "The Master Mind" and '"In an

Affair of Honor." that the mind of the high school boy still finds delight in

the tales of western mining-town life am! why should he not choose this

setting which appeals so readily to his adventure-craving nature. The editor

has been fortunate in securing stories which present an original idea developed

in this familiar field.

There is one story in the October issue which does not merit a place

in THE LOWKI.I.. The theme of "Jones vs. Tortola" is trite and the plot

presents no originality. av.ntimu-c! i.n \,MI; .v.i

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A few (lavs ago sonic one was heard to say. "The Executive Committee is

not a representative foody. It is trying to run things." For the benefit of

those who agree with tin- afoove statement and those, far too many, who do not

know that we have-Vtii Executive Committee, this article has been written.

The Executive Committee was established by the constitution of the

L. 11. S. S. A. in 1908. as the governing board of the association, its •members

are the Principal of the School. Faculty representatives. Executive Officers.

Class representatives and representatives of school interests. The Executive

Officers are President. Vice-President. Secretary. Treasurer, four Assistant

Treasurers and a Student Representative to the A. A. L.

The Executive Committee lias entire supervision of the interests of the

Students' Association. It has the duty of apportioning money, caring for

associatinii property and distributing it a> needed. The committee must

authorize all disbursements and expenditures of money. It has also the duty

of .sanctioning all contests, entertainments, rallies and the like, involving the

name of the school, or given '>>' *' !c students under the name of the school.

In addition the committee is empowered to grant I Hock l.'s and to dismiss

members from the association for dishonorable conduct of any sort.

The duties of the governing board are performed, in regard to clubs, only

s.> far as the entire association is affected, and it can easily be seen that this

is necessary to secure perfect harmony between the various activities. In this

last, help is rendered by the Students' Affairs Committee, which arranges dates

so that there sha i be no conflict.

It is plain from the above list of powers, stated in the constitution, that

the Executive Hoard is only doing what is right and necessary to carry out the

purpose of the organization. As far as it being a representative body is concerned,

that rests with the members of the association themselves. Any one

wishing to become a candidate may hand in his name to the secretary. He

receives the greatest consideration and if he is not nominated, his name will

be placed on the lwILii by petition, provided only ;bat his scholarship is satisfactory.

And. most important of all. the IIII'IIIIHTS elect the officers and class

representatives. It is up to them whether representative people are chosen:

they should nmember this when voting.

The following officers will guide the L. 11. S. S. A. during the next

term: President. James t'onrado. "14: vice-president. Dorothy Ricdv, '14; Secretary.

Hyde Lewis. "14: 1st assistant treasurer. Art'.iur Carfagni. '14: 2nd assistant.

Herbert Wilson. '15: 3rd as-istant. Esmond Schapiro. "14: 4th assistant. Leon

Schoenfeld. '15: Editor. Victor Calvin. "14: Reading Club Representative. Alma

Thornhruf. "15: Hoys' Glee Club Representative. Abe Schmulowitz. '14: Girls'

(!Iee CIul '.euresentative. Ruth Johnston. '14: Orchestra Representative, Harry

Seidki:;. "14: Camera Club Representative. Joseph Hyman. '14: Girls' l'asketball

Manager. Mary Lycette. "15: Football Manager. Simon Katten. "14: Swimming

Manager. Robert Don. "16: Debating Representative. Samuel Lewis. '13:

Track Manager. Lewis Emery. "15. Those elected to the Students' Affairs

Committee are James Conrado. Akin I.eavv. Hyde Lewis. Ruth lohnston

and Dorothy Riedy. We wish them success. ' V. L. F.. lune '14.


Many interesting selections read by the members nf the Club at its

meeting, readings from the ancient humorists by Mr, McKinlcy, an entertainmcut

and a play show the scope which this organization has covered

during the past term. All of these have been chosen for the purposes of

education and amusement. Xo organization in the school has better appointments

for varied, interesting and instructive programs than the Reading

Club, and as a result the meetings are unusually well attended. The society

has prospered in the past and it i» to be sincerely hoped that it will continue

its work in the future. It is ;


Another semester has passed in the history of the Debating Society.

Another term • >i endeavor is finished. Endeavor to interest the entire

school in debating. to enthuse the member^ of the Society with a desire

for forensic ability, and to instruct ami train the lower classmen in its

principles. Mow far has this endeavor been successful? With much disappointment

1 say it has been a failure. Debating at Lowell is placed in

the background and nut even considered by the majority of students.

In any organized political society two factors have been politics and

war. I he same relative position is occupied in our high schools of today

by debating and athletic-;. Fur the development of the athlete we

have the various teams: for the debater the Debating Society. Why do

some "J!'i out" for athletics ami others join the Debating Society and

debate. It is ambition: ambition to improve, as the case may be. either

physically or mentally; and to improve mentally is more difficult than

to physically belter oneself. l'.oth ambitions are worthy ones. If the

Debating Society is a capable means of improving yon mentally, then it

should be supported by the majority of the school, not the minority. No

organization, nor team, no,- society, can exist without the backing of the

school, and so it rests with you. every Lowellite. to see that debating

rises to a higher importance: and then keep it there.

One feature worthy of encouragement has been the support which the

members of the "fairer sex" have given the Society. The membership of

the girls is constantly increasing, they attend the meetings regularly and

try at all times to aid the welfare of the organization. Fellows, you who

are always boasting of your superiority over the girls in all activities, are

you going to allow the girls to outdo yon in debating?

It is to the Freshmen that we have to look for our raw material, and

each term debates are held in which only Freshmen participate. One of

these was held last month, and it was the most spirited debate of the

term. He especially is the one who needs an understanding and interest

in the


Although e;>ch semester deprives the l'.«>ys' Glee Club of members who

arc excellent vocalists ami without whom the Club would seem entirely at a

loss, yet the thin line f those remaining develops into a strong backbone,

and aided by the ever-willing newcomer, Lowell has managed to maintain a

Glee Club which has always been an honor to its organization life. This

.-eniester has been no exception, and because new members have tilled the

vacancies of those graduated last June, the Club has upheld its reputation.

What has been accomplished, do you ask?

liilucutiomilly—It has imparted to its members a better knowledge of

linisic. and has awakened in them a desire for good music. llesides. it has

given all an exhibition of what male voice, when properly trained, can do.

Socially—It has afforded pleasure to the school at large. At the concert

given November 20 the Mudents (lf our high school had an opportunity to

escape from that ever-hated eighth period and to enjoy an hour of select

music. Moreover, the twenty-two member: have been joined in a staunch

friendship, and harmony ha-; developed » l)l merely in song, but in personal

relations as well.

Fiminchilty—The concert proceeds have enabled it to turn in more than

twice the amount withdrawn from the student body treasury.

What still remains to be done this term lies in following out custom.

During the last week of every u-rm in the past, it has been the custom for

the P.oys' and Girls" Glee Clubs and the Orchestra to join hands in affording

the sailors of Verba I'liena Island a pleasant evening. The occasion has

alwav.- been looked forward to. as the sailors have always been glad to see

us and have enjoyed our efforts. besides the trip across has been a

delightful one.

The great success of the Hoys' Glee Club in the past five years has

been solely due to our own Mr. T. A. Smith, whose experience as leader

conies from the University of C;:' fornia Glee Club, of which he w;is an active

member y.'hile a student there. To him the members of Lowell owe their


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Many have been the ups and downs of the Ciirls" Cdee Cluli. hut as

they have dime "in im top. these tribulations have now lust their terrible

a-pcet. First, ami foremost, we were confronted at the betjiiinin.n of the

semester by the uiulreauieil-of calamity of no iuiuls for a director. This

elond was soon dispelled by the discovery of a leader in our faculty. Mr. Richardson.

Then for a while all was enthusiasm, and practice went forward at

.: threat rate, lint this spirit wane:! and at one time was at the point of

expiring, when a second wave of ardor swept over this band of choristers

and -aved the life and name of Ciirls' (Ilee.

Prospective concert.- formed an added incentive and hard, earnest

work characterized those who as-emhled for rehearsals in the Auditorium

• MI Mondays. Finally, the number of these meetings was doubled. Hut

you may ask. ••What was the final result? Was it worth anything?" In

answer. I'll ask. "Did you attend the joint concert of the musical clubs on

November 20: " It voit did you can judije for yourself", if not. ask anybody

who is not a downright pessimist. The general opinion is t'iat the loir's

performed, better than they have for several terms. So, cheer up. twirls:

•.here is always hope.

Anither treat is still in store for us. The (loat Island concert is to

take place in the near future. All who have ever been there know there

is only fun connected with the trip. If you don't beliexe it.—"The proof

of the puddinn is the eatiusj there'f."

CRITICISM. iC'iiitiiHH-il in.m |>:iiu' -16.>

lleside- the fiction there should always be a place in the hijjh school

paper for the more serious article, at once instructive anil interesting.

Material such as is presented in the article "Salinas" lii-r Week" is decidedly

appropriate for our paper hut would have abided interest f, >r the reader if

presented as a personal experience. In securing such articles as "The Home

of the Had Hoy" and "The Discovery of San Francisco Hay." the editor

has shown excellent judgment.

It is to be regretted that in a school which boasts nine hundred intelligent

students one important phase of literature has been sadly neglected.

Have we no writers of vi-i>e? In three issues of Tin-. I.OWKU. we have but

one jingle, of some merit, a rouniM which was evidently produced under

the stress of circumstance-.

After reading the September number if Tin. I.OWKI.I. my first impulse

was to congratulate the editor on the fact thai times had changed for the

better. The evidences were that the day had finally come when the editor

was receiving loyal support from tin- -titdent body To my surprise I was



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The Orchestra has surely shown of what stuff it is made, during this

term. Handicapped at the beginning hy lack of funds with which to procure

>'i director, they selected one from their own midst. I'iccirillo, to wave

their baton. Faithfully have they practiced, week by week, taking for

their motto. "Let us, then, be up and doing." and who will dispute the

fact that they really have done things. Their hard, incessant labor has

proclaimed that their new leader is a worthy successor of the old. And

nut only the leader, but the member? who have demonstrated such spirit,

deserve to be commended. This organization has set its standard high,

and always manages ti> reach it.

At the beginning of the semester, the Orchestra did not expect to

participate very extensively in concerts, but we have been agreeably disappointed.

At the Football Rally they helped to keep things humming. At the

Reading Clul entertainment they jjave their 'quota of enjoyment. Everybody

remembers the vim and vigor with which they rendered their selections

at the joint concert of all the musical clubs.

Still another event is to take place this term. Soon we are to take the

little tug to Goat Island. Are w-e looking fonyard to this? The answer is

not needed. Who could help but have a good time there?

Members of Lowell High School,—take notice. We are going to

start a brass band next term. Think of that! Now, all you who can play

any brass pieces whatever, get in practice over vacation, so you will be

able to join with these immortals. The music at first is to be simple; no

fancy strokes till you hjive learned to swim; and we hope the brass band

will then take its place; beside the Orchestra for snap and "pep." Trombones

and the Freshmen behind them are especially desired. So. in the

name of Lowell, heed this call.

CRITICISM. (Continued from page 56.)

informed that the success of the magazine still depends on the activity of

the editor and of a few faithful supporters. The Lowell High School student

bodv has reached the nine hundred mark. The school magazine is an

important organ of that body. Each of the nine hundred students has had

some work in English. THE LOWMU. has been a success this term through

the efforts of a rm- tea: Now let us put these facts together and. setting

our imaginations to work, let us picture the splendid product which would

result from the proper co-operation. Surely this should afford sufficient

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The term now at its close has been without doubt one of the best

within the history nf the Club. More active anil general work has been

accomplished than in any previous year. The membership has increased

;;t such a rate that a necessary limit will be assigned in the near future, or

else more stringent attendance regulations, which are requisite for the

proper maintenance of any club. The roll now exceeds the half century

mark, and of these more than half attend the meetings. The officers

who have piloted the Club through this closing semester are: President,

Mr. l'.rcyman: vice-president. Miss Kowell: secretary. Mr. I. Meyer; librarian.

Miss Grimes, and representative. Mr. Zimmerman.

The simple fact that the Club has paid more attention to home matters

and less to those touching directly on the school, accounts for the

better attendance of the meetings and the less conspieuousness of the

members. Pictures have been taken at all the games, meets, and other

activities in which the school was especially interested, together with those

at our urban celebrations. Some night photographs taken by Mr. Meyer

were very creditable. Lectures have been delivered by the President on

Photographic subject*, both in the club-room and with actual manipulations

in the dark-room. Judging from the amount of chemicals dispensed with

in the latter named room a great deal of work must have been accomplished.

As the Representative of the Club is now elected by the school we

may. with a small assistance, be able to construct the long desired enlarging


The Club gave no tina! entertainment this term, owing mainly to the

lack of material. Also the expense incurred by the renting of a suitable

stcrcoptieon and the featured moving picture films were too great to make

the giving of such any benefit to the school. A lecture was delivered by

Mr. heavy of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in which the Club rendered


There arc greai possibilities for the Club during the coming term. The

season of the year most adapted for the taking of pictures will soon be

here, and much active work is expected to be accomplished. If there is any

member of the I.. H. S. S. A. interested in photography and desiring to

know more about the art, let him come forward. There are no dues. We

meet every other Tuesday in Room 318. Here's success to the Club that

aims after better appreciation and knowledge of the world's great practical

science. EIV.KXK A. BREVMAX.


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The Hi ink Exchange, now in existence for two years, lias nut been so

sueces-ful financially as in former terms, owing to the introduction of new

1'iinks. 1' uithermore. the school, as a whole, has not been as active as it

illicit In.- in co-operation with the Exchange. To gain larger profit we

linpe i" introduce a Co-operative I'.ook F.xchange. If possible we will

get permits in sell new bonks and tablets: anyhow, we will have agents

i"!' tlie dilUTent rooms to collect books which the students wish sold, so

there will be less rush towards the close of the terms. We will endeavor

t" supply the classes, especially the English classes, with books, having

tliein nn hand in their recitation rooms when needed. This will save

time inr the student, and will help the Hook Exchange financially.

Aimther reform is the recent union of the I'ook Exchange with the

I."si and Kmind. Any lost article and any books found outside recitation

"r da.-s r.I. mis will be brought to Room 126. The books, if not reclaimed

in a week, are confiscated. The former owner can reclaim a confiscated

'"mk iir it is not sold already) at one-tenth its assessed value, the assessed

value being between 50 and 70 per cent of the value of the book when

new. (itlu-rwise the book may be sold at the assessed value, the whole

priifit g..ing to the I'.ook Exchange.

We In ipe that hereafter the Lost and Found agents will report articles

lnst nr found in their respective rooms to the Lost and round Manager

in km mi 126: that the students will be a little more careful where

iliey place their books, and that they will reclaim them at once when

they kimw of their loss: that the students will be careful of where they

I'lace their slips (hereafter no money can be received without slips), and

~t. that the students will give their hearty cc-operation in patronizing

the I'M mk Exchange.

Formed as the Lowell High School Honor Society in 1905. Reorganized as the

Winged L and Scroll Society in 1907. ... .

The niemhcrs of this Society endeavor to promote Rood, clean activities in the

school and to keep harmony among the various branches of student enterprise.

Each member of this Society must have worked faithfully _ and unselfishly for

his Alma Mater, for the motto reads. "In the Service of Lowell."

Thaddeus H. Kho'Jes.

George Brown.

Albert Bull.

Victor Furth.

Edward Wagener.


Archibald J. Cloud William C. CritHnden


Class of 1913.

Allison Reyman.

Arthur Carfagni.

Class of 1914.

James Conrado.

Hyde Lewis.

Class of 1915.

Herbert Wilson.

^ljtelfo attb SI

"In the Service of Lowell."

Benned Golcher.

William Bender.

Robert Bernstein.

The Shield and L Society was oi gnitizcd in 1905. The members of this organization

work quietly, unselfishly for Lowell, with the aim of arousing and keeping

alive among the students a healthy n.erest in school affairs.

Iola Riess.

Elinor Durbrow.

Dorothy Reidy.

Frances McCloughry.

* Left school this term.


Miss Elsie A. Weiglc.


Class of 1913.

Class of 1914.

Josie Maestretti.

Clyfficc Xcvin.

Class of 1915.


Kresrenz Woll.

Mary McCabe.

* Anita Venker.

* Margaret Volkmann.

Alma Thornburg.


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Fred. W. Koch Gold L

T. A. Smith Gold L

Class of 1913.

Albert Hull Tennis

Class of 1914.

Dorothy Riedy Basketball

Hyde Lewis Swimming

Stokely Wilson Swimming

Edwin Booth Swimming

Fred Huntingtnn Swimming

John Baird ... .Swimming

William Bender Basketball

James Conrado Basketball

Richard Hermit Basketball

Class of 1915.

Emery F. Mitchell Swimming

Herbert Wilson Swimming

Randolph Flood Swimming

Donald McKenzie Swimming

Katherine McGechan Basketball

Emily Russell Basketball

Alma Thornburg Basketball

Frances McCloughn Basketball

Mary Lycctte Basketball

I,con Schoenfeld Basketball

Karl Gocppert Track

Class of 1916.

Robert Don Swimming

A. Smith Swimming

Class of 1917

H. Gardner Swimming






The football^ seasor ' over at last, and Lick has been declared

"'Winner of the Sari Fm. .sco^Sub-Lcague." The Lick team went to

Palo Alto on Saturday, November 29, and there was mauled about by the

team of the Palo Alto High School to the tune of 28 to 0 in a game

termed "the championship contest of the A. A. L."

Just why it was not the championship contest and why Lick was

not really the champion of the San Francisco Sub-League, I will try to

tell you here plainly and in an unprejudiced manner.

On the 18th of October Lowell met Lick in a leagtie match. Lowell

harl been undefeated. Lick had been taken into camp by Cogswell in

:i previous game. Lowell was leading by a score of 6 to 5 in the second

half, when the referee awarded Lick a free kick on a forward pass. A

goal was kicked, giving Lick the mi vantage. S to G, which they held. On

the advice of Mr. Mullincux, the Lowell coach, the decision was protested

to the Sub-League, and to the Rugby Union, which had furnished the

referee and is supreme on all rugby matters in California. The Rugby

Union awarded the game to Lowell, with the recommendation that it be

replayed. Then Lowell defeated Cogswell. Cogswell protested a Lowell

player as ineligible and both protests came up at the same meeting of the

Sub-League. Lowell proved the player eligible, and the Sub-League officials

then refused to accept the decision of rugby experts on the Lick-

Lowell game, though the majority of them admit their ignorance of the

finer points of rugby. This brought about a triple tie between Lowell,

Lick and Cogswell, while in reality Lowell had not lost the game to Lick,

according to the decision of the best authorities on rugby in California,

and therefore should have replayed the contest with Lick.

Another game was played between Lowell and Lick, but not considered

the play-off of the disputed game. Lowell was defeated and Lick

played Cogswell, the latter having won the toss-up to see which team

would only have to play one game. Lick won. In the week between the

Lowell-Lick and Lick-Cogswell games another meeting was held and

the matter was reconsidered. It was decided to consider the second Lowell-

Lick a play-off and the three teams were then rightly in a triple tie. When

Lick defeated Cogswell on the 22d of November, they considered themselves

champions, though the Sub-League had ordered them to play Lowell

in the final game of the triple tie (since Lick eliminated Cogswell). The

game was set for the following Wednesday, November 26.

There is a rule that makes it necessary for managers of contesting

teams to send "blue blanks"—that is, lists of eligible players, to the manager

of the opposing team, five days before the contest. If sent by mail,

the postmark is taken as the time of sending. The Lowell manager sent

his blue blank to Lick as soon as he learned that that team won. and

the envelope was exhibited in a meeting of the Sub-League on Tuesday,

the day before that on which the game was scheduled to be played. It

was found to have been sent several hours less than the required five

days, and the officers of the Sub-League decided that in this way Lowell

had forfeited to Lick, despite the fact that the Lowell manager did not


know which team the 'Lowell 1 team would play' against uritif;after the

time the blanks should have been sent, to meet the requirements of the

five-day law. The championship was awarded to the Lick team and they

took it and were glad to get it.

If Lick wants the championship that way, let them have it. The

papers were quick to have their little joke about the matter and Lick

was referred to as the "blue 1 '- blank champions." and like "digs" and remarks

went their way without number. The Lowell players have worked

hard all season and have had high hopes, but they would not want a

championship won in that way.

True, Lick came out of two contests with Lowell on the gridiron on

the long end of the score, but any person who saw the games and is

fair-minded, will not hesitate to say that the Luck ruggers were lucky to

get away with their victories. The first one needs no explanation. Lowell

was beaten by a most glaringly wrong decision and the Sub-League itself

finally admitted this. Then the second contest. Lick got their try early

in the game and soon after were awarded a free kick. Thus they got their

points. Lowell outplayed them in the second half, and made a try long

before the end of the game. During the last five minutes, Lowell had

Lick in desperate defense the whole time, and when the game was over,

the ball had just gone into touch on Lick's three-yard line. They may say

that it was useless to beat us again, or that the faculty over at Lick

wouldn't let them play us again, but right down in their hearts they

didn't want to take the chance of playing us again!

This year has seen a very successful football team, despite the fact

that it did not win the Sub-League championship. Counting every game

played, there have been twelve matches during the season, eight of which

the Lowell players won and three they lost and the other was the disputed

game with Lick. Our first defeat was at the hands of Oakland High

School, 8 to 3, the second by the Stanford Freshmen, 8 to 5. and the third

by Lick. 8 to 5. In no contest was the team overwhelmed and they always

put up a hard fight that kept the opposing players going all the time.

In the eleven contests the Lowell team has a record of 152 points against

30 oi the opponents.

The schedule:

f Hitchcock, 0: Lowell, IS.

t Oakland. S; Lowell 3.

t Trinity, 0: Lowell, 32.

t Stanford Freshmen, 8; Lowell. 5.

* Polytechnic, 0: Lowell, 53.

• Mission. 3; Lowell. 6.

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* St. Ignatius, 0; Lowell. 6.

t Napa, 0; Lowell, 3.

'< Tamalpais, 3; Lowell. IS.

* Lick, 8. no contest; Lowell. (6).

* Cogswell. 0; Lowell. 3.

* Lick, 8: Lowell. 5.

* League grimes.

The players deserve great credit for their fine record, and for the way

that many of them learned the game, but Mr. Mullineax, our coach, is

the man who is mainly responsible for the team's great showing. He was

always with the team in a game, ready with the necessary advice, instilling

into his squad the fighting spirit that got him the name of the

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from ''-'forty'-years' experience, ever for cleai^sport. He was untiringSiri his

efforts at practice, and whenever he told a man what he_should not do,

he'-aiways stopped to explain what should be done instead. JHe has volunteered

hjs services for next spring andr offers to do all in his power to

"turn out a winning team next fall. He took the squad with but two veterans

of last vear's team remaining and he rounded out of the raw material

a team that figured with, the best of them.

This does not seem a time to figure on the possibilities of next year,

but at present it seems that Lowell will be represented by nearly a

veteran team. Of the scrum men, Osbomc, front rank, and Grieb, middle

rank, graduate in December. Hawks has transferred to Oakland and

Crawford intends to quit school at the enrl of this term. Captain Bender

will graduate in June. Unless others unexpectedly leave, this year's team

minus the five mentioned will be on hand next fall. If the services of

' Mr. Mullincax can be secured again, and if the ten veterans expected

return to school next fall, it is safe to say that Lowell will put forth an

aggregation in 1914 that no one will be able to beat out of the championship

by fair play.

Bertheau—A player new to rugby, did not try out until the season was

well advanced. He is not a speed marvel, but he possesses grit and

endurance, and strength that cinched him a position in front rank

from the start.

Osborne—i'crtheau's partner in front rank, is a player who is always on

the bfcl!. Me was particularly useful in dribbling rushes and held

down his place in the line-outs well. He was also manager, and in

that position was as conscientious as in his playing.

Knight—At lock, is one of the largest men on the team. He worked

hard all season, never missing a practice. His work in the line-outs

and his place-kicking .nade him noticeable in every game.

Berndt—At breakaway, learned rugby this season, and proved himself one

of the fastest forwards in the city. He played a conspicuous game

in the line-outs and always followed up the ball well.

Wilson—The other breakaway, played at center three-quarters during the

last few weeks of last season, but proved this year his position was

breakaway. He and Hermit broke up many a play by smothering the

opposing halfback. Herb has been elected captain, and is no doubt the

man for the position, as he is always dependable and is known as a

hard worker.

Grieb—In rear rank, is a two-year veteran and when playing at his best is

hard to beat. He has weight and fair speed, and a good boot that

served the team well throughout the season.

Don—In rear rank, proved himself to be the "phenoni" of the season. He

was not able to go out until the final weeks and had never played

football before, but he took to rugby like a duck to water and made

good from the start.

Turkington—Playing wing forward, also learned rugby this season. Me

was the fastest of the forwards and a valuable man in attack. He

will be in school for several seasons yet.

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this year, and worked there consistently all season, with the exception

of one or two games. Katten will be back next season, and much is

expected of him.

Conrado—At first five-eighths, learned the game this season and was one

of the most dependable players on the team. His passing was excellent

and he used his head at all times.

Captain Bender—Was shifted from the scrum, where he played last year,

to second five-eighths. He proved himself dependable in his new position

and worked well with Conrado in the five-eighths positions.

Crawford—At center three-quarters, was by far the smallest man on j!ic-..i"

team, weighing only 130 pounds. He came out late, but his heady

work and speed offset this and his lack of weight.

Flynn—At right wing, was one of the fastest men on the team. When the

ball got to him it was bound to go toward the opponents' goal line, but

his great asset was his tackling ability. He was by far the surest

tackier on the team.

Hawks—On the left wing, was another speed marvel. This and his dodging

tactic* made him one of the players most feared by opposing

teams. His great fault, however, was in holding the bail too long.

Kchrlein—At fullback, did not try ot t until late in the season. He has an

accurate boot, though not so very long, and he could always be depended

on in a tight place.

Borland—At fullback, showed up well all season, and was conscientious

in his work. His main fault was nervousness, and it was chieflv due

to this that Kehrlein bsat him out in the last few weeks.

Selvage—A new man at rugby, was used at wing and center three. He

is a sure tackier and a conscientious worker: but was beaten out of a

regular position because he is weak in passing and has not quite as

much speed as his competitor.

Sample—Is one of the hardest workers on the squad. He did not land a

steady position because better players were against him. He is quiet

and unassuming, and when he does get on, he will show the results of

his hard work.

Emery—Was handicapped greatly by his nervousness, but should overcome

this and make a valuable player next season.

Carr—Was irregular to practice and this was a strong point against him.

He is, however, willing to learn and has another season to mske the

team in.

Lewin—Played at fullback, halfback and front rank during the season,

but his lack of weight ever worked against him. He is willing, however,

and will be back next year.

Rivers—Substitute forward, had a chance to make the team, but his irregularity

at practice worked against him.

Thanks are due Rattner, Robinson. Stone. Vccki. Spiegel. Bergna,

Weinshenk. Hickman. Gilkyson, Roscnthal. Schoenfeld. and Stever for their

assistance in giving the team practice and thus helping in ; ts development.

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'flic swimming team again lias lived up to all expectations, although

only one meet was entered by Lowell, r The old men improved a great

deal over last term, while-;the new swimmers were an exceptionally fjne

lot. The first event of the season was the interclass at the Y. M: C. 7 A.,

and it was hotly contested. The Sophomores beat the Freshmen by 2}/2

points. After this the real work began and the men practiced faithfully

at the different tanks. After much discussion the meet was finally decided

for November 14. Tryouts were held and the team was picked. How they

justified She choice was shown the night of the A. A. L. meet. Lowell

won easily with 34 points. Flood and Lewis each won their heat in the

50 yards. Lewis breaking the record and setting a mark of 27.1. However,

Flood won the final with Lewis a very close second. In the 100 yards

Don and Gardner pushed Johnson of Cogswell for first place, but were

beaten by a short distance, Don getting second and Gardner third. The

record was also broken in this event. Tn the 220, the most exciting race of

the evening, Hunlington of Lowell and Marselli of Mission swam neck

and neck, finishing, tied for first. Smith, who was well up until the last

lap, got third. Little Johnny liaird, by a wonderful fight, got fourth place

in the 440. In the S80. I hintington. who held back until the last two laps,

beat out the Lick men for first place by a wonderful spurt. McKenzie was

third. The final event of the evening, the relay, was won easily by Lowell.

We broke the record by 5 seconds, setting the time of 1.28 2-5. This mark

is also better than any high school has ever made in the Y. M. C. A. tank.

Captain "Herb" Wilson, who at the same time is manager, deserves

a great deal of credit for bringing out the winning team that he did.

Under adverse training conditions, and remaining faithful to the football

team, he brought them to a great degree of efficiency by his capable

work. Although Wilson did not swim in an individual race, he showed

his worth as a sprinter in the relay by securing a large lead at the start.

Wilson will be with us next year and he will undoubtedly do much good

for the team.

Randall Flood—Captain-elect and one of the fastest sprinters at Lowell

"Randy" has steadily improved and no doubt will next year set a new

record in his event. He is also a very fast relay man. having a great

dive which helps him in .short sprints.

Hyde Lewis—The oldest man on the team. Hyde has always swum a fast

race with a little improvement each time. He will be with us again

next year.

Robert Don—Perhaps has shown the greatest improvement of all and is not

yet finished improving. He will no doubt win his race next term.

Fred Huntington—Our long distance man. His race was always supposed

to be the 220 but he caused quite a surprise in the easy manner in which

he won the 880. He will be here next term.

Donald McKenzie—Another ling distance man. '•.Mac" started in as a

sprinter and would have made the relay, but his services were more

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The Lowell track team has completed one of its most brilliant seasons

for many years, and has shown the school that, though sadly handicapped;'

it can always come through with the right stuff at the critical moment.

The handicaps under which this team labored were so great that even the ;_.,;^:;.|;

most optimistic did not grant it the success it .-oKlafried. Though we lost . ::"'- ; *^-ji; .

about seventy-five per cent, of our last year's point winners through 2:-;

graduation, we still had a fairly good nucleus around which to build a '* •!

team. Then, to add to our hard luck, on the day of the Sub-League meet, "•'.}?

Lowell played Lick at Rugby and that naturally took some of our best men.

Considering all these handicaps, look at what we did. .

Sub-League. |

We entered this meet without any of our last year's sprinters, jumpers f-:

or hurdlers, and with little expectation of making any showing. Our hopes sP

were raised a little when Hawks and Conrado, who had played football in ?;

the morning, showed up in their track suits. Then when our men began

man, the victor by a'foot, was disqualified, giving Goeppert first \n

; the remarkable time of .52 1-5;- On account of this race, "Gep" was

unable to.run the half and relay. He has been selected to captain the

team next year.. May 1 he. captain a victorious team.

Captain Wagener has proved himself to be cne of the mainstays of the

team. This season was his first in the unlimited division but he surely

showed that he is in a class with the besf of them. In the Sub-League

meet, he secured third in the high jump, fourth in the broad, fourth in

the javelin and tied for fourth in the pole vault. Ed has been on the

track for three years and we look forward to seeing him again in 1914.

[Editor's Note.—This was not written by Wagener himself.]

Conrado is another man who deserves much praise. He had enough grit

to play football in the morning and come out to toss the weights for

Lowell in the afternoon. He took third in the discus throw and fourth

in the shot put. Jim will be with us another term.

Vucosavlievich is another hard worker and consistent trainer. "Vuc" took

third in the low hurdles in the S. F. and ought to be heard from next