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(THE 2HGH5, SATURDAY, MAY id. 1903.
GRADE SCHOOL PUPILS PUBLISHED PAPER IN 1854
la a reminiscent mood bronght on
by reading the series of articles on
Rock Island public school buildings
in The Argu. and particularly that
of last Saturday on the Washington
school. Virgil Warren, 1017 Second
avenue, recalled a school paper pub
lished by the pupils of that school
when he was one of its pupils. Mi.
Warren has many souvenirs of early
days, and among his collection are
several which should be. but are no:,
included in the official records of the
schools of Rock Island. He has re
served a copy of his school papei.
known as the "District School Paper."
which contains the only record of the
teachers of the school at that time,
It wa3 the first and only num
ber of a monthly paper, conducted and
Study, Henry Rennick; Never Too Old until we could hear the grating of
to Learn, Phebe A. Farreil; Roses, ' spades, mingled with indistinct voices
Elinore Rubadeau; Conundrums, G. G Suddenly all noise ceased, probably un
Knox; Our School, Mary Grinnell; Mu
sic, Monimia Lee; Attention, Ann Lan
gel; Time, George Nelson; Snow,
George Grinnell: A Dream. Florence
Lee; Speak Kindly. Arabella Huff;
Life of an Apple Tree. Jane Broderick;
Obedience, Marietta Hill; Think, Sarah
J. Early; A Story on Home, David
Day; Home, Hiram Y. Smith; Think.
William Beau; Spring. Aiiza I. Wil
liams; Home. Leonardo D. Judd; A
Journey, Almaran Stillman; Home. E.
M. Baker; Summer. Martha Hartle;
Attention. Margaret J. Oburn; Life of
;. Button. Flnley Broderick; Happi
ness. Elizabeth W. Langdell; Autumn.
Alwilda Smith: Poetry. George Knox;
A Walk. Julia Barnett; Summer, Sar
ah Gerrard; The Moon. Mary Sage
published by the pupils of the Second Tbe jae. Jane Albert; Attachment to
wara uisirici scnooi -so. z, me stnooli
not then being organised under the city
charter. Trie sehod directors were
i. ... -A
Jacob Sailor, A. K. Philleo and Joseph
Conway. The school force included H.
B. Smith, principal, and Miss Susan
J. Conway. Miss Sarah D. House, and
Miss Mary J. Dirnick. as assistants
The editors of the school issue or
March. 1s',A, were C. H. Mann, George
Nelson. Monimia Lee, and Mary Oburn.
The paper was printed on sheets Sxl
inches in size, with three columns of
matter to each of the eight pages. Its
articles arts all signed by the names
of the pupils who contributed them
and these signatures call to mind
natiie.s of men and women who later
became prominent in this city and oth
it places. Oilier names are now for
gotten by all but those who were most
closely associated with them in those
arly days. Most of the-contributions
include about six lines, though some
lill a imluuiu and more of space. Many
of its contributors are still living,
though few in Rock Island.
Thr ( uutratik
Following is the complete list of the
contents, and of those who contributed.
Sumner. James Slater; Short Biogra
phy of Washington. George C. Bowen.
Early Habits. George C. Bowen; Mis
cries of Idleness, Mary F. Oburn; Edu
cation. Alzina A. Morey; Idleness.
George M. Slater; Summer, Amanda
Conway; Spring, Mary E. Hartley; A
Story. G. G. Knox; Trip to California.
George C. Knox; My First Hunt, James
M. Ixan; Spring, Kate Nelson: His
tory of Kernel of Wheat, George M.
Slater; Compositions. Leander Ger
rard; Home, William J. Kirk; Sum
mer, Sarah Oburn; My Class, Olive
M. Morey; My History, Virgil War
ren; Story of the Bobbins, Mary Knox;
My Teacher, VV. J. Bean; Summer.
Frances Brace; Railroads, Albert War
ren; Skating. John Cahegan; A Visit,
Matilda Sailor; The Cars. Sarah Ger
rard; Honesty, Jesse Henry; Be Kind
to Your Mother, Ellen I. Stillman; A
Visit, Irnzo Broderick; School. Har
riett J. Morey; Slavery, C. H. Mann;
Improvement of Time. Christiana
Knox; Farming, lxrtnzo B. Morey:
Ice. Amanda Conway; Hunting, Henry
Heisel; Philosophy. Mary J. Sailor:
laziiK's. Ottilina Waugh; Education
David II. Hakes; Industry, Matilda
Sailor; L'o Right, George A. Denison.
and Haughtiness. Alvida Smith.
The two more lengthy articles in the
issue are those on Slavery, by C. H.
Mann, and "My History." by Virgii
Warren. The spirit of this district of
the country before the civil war can be
imagined from the warm words of the
article of the youthful C. II. Mann.
In words of argument worthy of his
elders he condemns slavery, and ar
gues for the education of the negroes
A iilluruli.v of a Dollar.
The article on "My History." by Vir
gil Warren, is reproduced in full be
"I am now about to relate to you ray
history; it may be interesting, and it
may not : but you shall have it from
beginning to end.
"I was born on an island, somewhere
in one of the oceans. The first event
of my life, which I distinctly remem
ber, is that one fine pleasant evening
(as 1 supposed.) in the latter part o;
the month of March, as I, with a num
ber of my companions, lay huddled to
gether thinking of many things not
to be mentioned here, we were startled
from our thoughts by hearing a slight
rumbling noise above us. which grad
ually became more plain and distinct.
On descending from the height,
Unlike Moses. Roosevelt
Brings a trophy in a pelt,
And a story of the fight.
Thus, the proof he does confess,
In the evidence of fact;
What all the other systems lack,
The YALE SYSTEM is the best.
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uii me next morning, wnen we were
again aroused by hearing the same
noise that had so startled us the dav
before. It seemed much the same. 1
should judge from the conversation
that they were in search or something
of my kind, but had become discour
aged at not finding it, and were about
to go to some other place, when they
were hailed by a third person, who
aricr some conversation. finally
bought the place where they were
at work, for the sum of $500. thinking
that there was something in it of val
ue. They then left us and we were
not disturbed again for some time; but
we were, however, again aroused bv
hearing for a third time wha; had so
startled us twice before. I perceived
that the voices were different from the
ones I had heard before, which lead
me- to think they were different per
sons. They had not dug long, before
I. with my companions, in one spadeful
of dirt, was thrown into a bucket, and
arawn rrom our former abode, up to
the surface of the ground, and there
went through a process of cleansing:
after which we were thrown into a
bag. and conveyed to a miserable
shanty, where we were obliged to lie
for the space of four weeks then
came our journey in wagons to the
shore of the island, from whence we
were to be conveyed by sea to some
port, many miles distant. I learned
later that it was to New York. Our
journey to the seashore occupied four
days, during which time I was twice
taken by the Indians, and as many
times retaken. We arrived on the ICth
of April. On May 10 we set sail for
Xew York, and after many hairoreadth
escapes from shipwreck, arrived at
that place on the 14th of July. Ve
were, immediately after our arrival,
carried to an old Jew who bought us.
After remaining in his hands for a
couple of weeks, we were conveyed
to a place where our form was chang
ed. After I his change, 1 was prepared
for the business transactions of life.
Since then I have bet n in the pocket
of the rich and the poor. I have helped
;lo many an act of charity. I have
rraveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and
in fact to all the different portions of
the earth. Finally, (to cut a long story
short), I came by chance into the pock
et of a young nobleman. The rest of
my story is soon told. He started on
a voyage to France. The ship in which
he tailed was lost in a terrific storm.
He. after struggling a long time with
the waves, gave up in despair, when
we both sank to the bottom of the
sea. to rise no more. I am a gold dol
lar." onlenlM of Kilitorlal Column.
The editorial column of the paper,
which included but three editorials, is
worth reproducing. It is as follows:
Kind Friends This pajer contains
the productions of young minds, and
therefore we trust that you will over
look the many mistakes that you will
find in its perusal; or at least, not to
criticize as closely as you would the
productions of older heads.
Dear Patrons Please accept our
thanks for your kind assistance in de
fraying the expense of printing this
number, and if it does not meet you:
exjectations, have jiatience with us
wo are young and this is our first.
To the Scholars We thank you for
being so prompt with your composi
tions but hoie you will take a little
more time with your next.
Mr. Warren has another remem
brance of his school days at the old
district school, in the shape of a di
ploma awarded by the principal. H. H
Smith, for good deportment. The di
ploma is in this form:
meeting to Messrs. Eckhart and Lar
son 4 p. m.; sermon. Dr. S. Q. Young
ert, 7:20 p. m.
Monday Wennerberg chorus, 5 p.
m.; graduates recital. S p. m.
Tuesday College faculty. 4 p. m.:
Gladstone debating club. 4 -p. m.; Web
ster debating club, 4 p. ni.: oratorio
society. 7:30 p. ni.
Wednesday Conservatory faculty.
4 p. m.: prayer meeting. 7 p. m.: band
rehearsal. 7 p. m.
Thursday Wennerberg chorus. 5
Friday Iduna society, o p. m.: ex
cursion on the "J. S." 3 p. m.
Saturday Students" prayer meeting
7 p. m.
CHANGE PLANS FOR THE
IMPROVEMENT OF RECTORY
IRVING SCHOOL IN RAPIDLY GROWING DISTRICT
Trinity Vestry Decides to Erect a Two-
Story Addition to Building.
SKCIj.NI WARD DISTRICT
The deportment of Virgil War
ren having been above censure
during tl:e past quarter. Is enli-t:-il
to this mark of esteem from
his t. .o h rs. I). B. SMITH.
Rock Island. June 30. 1ST.4.
Mr. Warren came to Rock Island
when a boy, from New York, his first
school experience being in Ing Isl
and, where he was born. He attended
the Second ward school for a number
of years, and when the schools were
crowded he attended school in var
ious improvised school rooms in the
city. Among the various places which
were used for school purposes during
that period were the old seminary
building on the site of the old cracker
factory, where Rosenfleld Bros.' plumb
ing shop now is; the basement of the
old First M. E. church, and also of the
old Baptist church. Other rooms were
also made use of for school purposes.
These places were poorly adapted for
school work,, and it was a very poor
system of school buildings which ex
isted in Rock Island in those days.
Mr. Warren loves to tell of the days
of his attendance at the original Sec
ond ward school, and of the activi
ties of his schoolmates there and in
the other schools he attended in the
COMING WEEK AT COLLEGE
Excursion on J. S. Friday Afternoon
The bulletin for the week commenc
ing tomorrow at Augustana college
Sunday Mission class, farewell
At a meeting of the vestry of Trin-
itv church last evening it was decided
to abandon the plans for minor im
provements to the rectory and build a
two-story addition on the south, to ac
commodate a kitchen, diniug room ex
tension and servant's room. This will
be built of brick, will match the gen
eral design of the building, and will
involve an expenditure of $1,300.
The plans, which were drawn
by R, G. Hudson, were submitted to
the vestry at a former meeting, and it
was decided that the outlay was great
er than the parish could afford. Since
then, however, the disposition has been
so manifest in the parish in favor of
the improvement ihat the vestry has
yielded. Both offerings at Trin
ity tomorrow will be devoted to the
rectory enlargement fund.
Young Men for Presidents.
For the near future, at least, the
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preference to the young men as candi
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The original building which stood on
the site of the present Irving school,
at Ninth avenue and Twelfth street,
was erected in 1S70. It was first occu
pied for school purposes in November,
1S77. with four teachers in charge
Miss Lucy A. Taylor, principal; Miss
IJllie Murphy, fifth and sixth grades;
Miss Ida Phillips (Mrs. Ida I-undy. now
principal of Longfellow school 1, third
and fourth grades, and Miss Randeline
Requa. later principal of Washington
school, and who died in 1900 while in
that position, in charge of the first anil
This building had four rooms above
the ground, and two basement rooms
which were later equipped and used
for school rooms, making a total of
six school rtKnis. The school very
soon became too small for the needs
of the school district, but no action as
taken toward an enlarged building,
until in 1S91, when the building was
destroyed by fire during the night of
Nov. o. The cause of the fire was
never discovered, and its origin still
remains a mystery. The day follow
ing the fire the school board held a
meeting for the purjose of making ar
rangements for the accommodation of
the pupils of the destroyed building.
The board accepted a proposition for
the rental of the old Davenjiort home
stead for school purposes until the No.
0. or Irving school, as it was later nam
ed, could be rebuilt. It was decided a:
once to rebuild on the same site, and
plans were submitted by several ar
chitects, those of E. S. Hammatt, of
Haven port, being finally selected.
Huh Rlicht Kooiiim.
The contract for the building was
awarded to Seivers & Anderson, the
contract price, nor including heating
and seating, being $13,745. The build
ing as it now stands has eight rooms,
and an office for the principal, which,
if necessary. could be converted j
into a school room. It is one of:
the most conveniently arranged build
ings in the city. It was completed in
1S92. and was occupied in September
of that year. When the building was
rebuilt the late Dr. C. C. Carter was
president of the board of education of
There have only been two principals
in the history of the Irving school.
Miss Lucy Taylor, the first principal,
now teaching at the Eugene Field
school, held the office from the time of
the opening of the building in 1S77 un
til June, 1SS1, when she was succeeded
by the late Miss SuTTih Ann Kirkpat
rick. who held the office up to the time
of her death last month. The building
is now in charge of Miss Leonora With
erspoon, as acting principal. Thei
teachers' committee of the board of ed
ucation at the last meeting announced
to the board that the building had been
placed in charge of Miss Witherspoon.
and that the class which had been
taught by Miss Kirkpatrick in addition
to her work as principal had been plac
ed in charge of Miss Bessie Montgom
ery. Miss Witherspoon has been a
teacher at the school for many years,
and is entirely familiar with the school
work of the building. Miss Montgom
ery has been doing substitute work in
the city schools, ami was for two years
employed in the district school at Cor
dova. The Irving school is located in a
rapidly growing district, and is al
ready ranking with the largest schools
of the city in enrollment and percent
age of attendance. The force of teach-
1 ers at the schtvVi is now composed of
Leonora Witherspoon, acting princi
pal; Bessie Montgomery. Katherine
Brennan, Grace Noftsker. Elizabeth
Stelck, Jennie O. Johnson. Luella
Hnthmaker and Charlotte Kenwortliy.
When the school for d. af and dumb
was first established in Rock Island it
was located at the Irving school, but
was later removed to the basement
rooms of the Lincoln building, where
it would be more convenient and central.
TO ERECT FINE BUILDING
The directors of the Soldiers' Home
at Quincy have completed arrange
ments for the erection of a library atui
nurses" dormitory. The library will be
on the lower flor while the dormitory
will occupy the upper and wiil conta'u
11 chambers. The cost of the struc
ture will approximate $H1.iih. The
contract has not yet been awarded and
in consequence bids are still open.
An Open Letter.
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