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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. JUNE 8. 190$.
Nearly Every Class in History of
v High School is Represont
' ad at Moating.
FORMER PRINCIPAL SPEAKER
H. Hatch of Oak Park Gives Rem
iniscences New Officers Are
1 Chosen for Year.
One of the most largely attended re
unions ever held by the Alumni asso
ciation of the Rock Island high school
was held Saturday evening at the high
school building. At 6:45 the members
of the association and visitors, making
.a company of 219, were served a ban
quet in the second floor corridors. The
guests were seated at lone tables, and
opportunities for class reunions were
afforded by the table arrangement, the
space at the tables being allotted for
each of the classes since 1874, and des
ignated by neat little cards bearing the
figures ot the class. With the excep
tion of the first class, there were mem
- bers present from every class that ever
passed out from the school and be
came a part of the Alumni association.
An excellent diner was served by the
Association Helpers, . the following
young people assisting in the serving:
The Misses Nina Munger, Mary Stree
per, Henrietta Kinner, Grace, Wheelan,
Gertrude Brlggs, Julia Melchior,
Maude Hartz, Abbie Burns, Mabel
Smith and Hazel MaiizyT and Fred As
tor," Robert Adams and R. D. Bullock.
Hear Former Principal.
Following the dinner a program of
toasts was enjoyed, the principal ad
dress being made-by Superintendent
W. H. Hatch of Oak Park, former prin
cipal of the high school. H. H. Cleave
land, president of the association, pre
sided. as toastmaster.
Mr. Hatch spoke of the pleasure of
meeting the men and women who
when he served in Rock Island were
students of the high school, and the
' younger men and women who have
I followed some of them the children
of those attending the school-when Mr.
Hatch was principal. He told-of some
of the Incidents of 26 years ago, and
'related , reminiscences of his experi
ence, here. The uigh school then was
'. quartered in the upper part of the old
white building that stood in the mid
dle of the square now occupied by the
auu - uigu . dvuuui uunuiuga.
There were 75 students. The years
he spent in charge of the school Mr.
Hatch declared to have been the hap
piest of his life. .
He remarked the growth of the then
young men and womenr and of the re
markable development of the commun
ity. He remarked the development of
the high school, and how, after the
. old wjilte school had been torn down,
the high school had a small building
on the west side of the Bquare. This
building in turn was replaced by an
other, and this in 1901 was destroyed
' by fire, and in its-place was erected
the present modern - building.
Mr. Hatch concluded his remarks by
speaking of the future of education.
' He showed that education is largely
- In the hands of those who have gone
through the schools and know what
they mean to the individual. He' de
clared that the schools are entitled to
support "Of course, we do not now
bave the opposition to the high school
that once existed," he said, "but we
are in an era of change, and the fu
ture will present demands on our
young men and women that we of to
day know not of It. is our duty to see
that they are prepared to meet these
greater demands' and responsibilities,
and in this preparation the .school Is
the great factor." : -. .
Mr. Hatch declared the greatest dif
ference In- present day education from
that of 40 years ago, to be in-the atti
tude toward the school, and its atmos
phere... "If you would do a great work
for the city of'Rock Island,"- he con
cluded,' "give to the teachers of your
schools your - constant and loyal , sup
port. There is no more pleasant work
than that of teaching a class of young
men and women of the high school,
and yet there is no work that takes
more' from the teacher. The teachers
need all the encouragement and sup
port that you can give them."
.. Mr. Harden Spealta.
H. B. Hayden, superintendent of the
city schools,- responded briefly to a
toast following Mr. Hatch. " He took
occasion to commend very highly the
work of Principal. H. E. Brown of the
high school, and of the members of
the high school faculty.. He saw good
things for the future of the city and
country in the size of the classes which
are graduating 4 from the high school
of this city and other cities.
' GlTea RemlnineeBeea.
A pleasing feature of the after-din
ner program was the recital of remln
iscences by E. B. McKown of the class
of '76 ;Miss Julia Anderson .of the
class of '77, and Mrs. L. C Pfoh of the
class of '81. Mr. McKown read a very
interesting paper in which he spoke
of the early days of the Alumni asso
ciation, and of the commencement days
of , the 70's. Miss Anderson in her
paper told of the class of 1877. and re
ferred to the monument that this class
left at the school. This class departed
from the usual custom in Its gift to
the school, and presented the institn
tion with a large granite boulder, with
the class year cut in its face. This
stone still adorns the corner of the
high school lot, and is the only one
remaining from the classes graduating
previous to the destruction of the
building a few years ago.
Mrs. Pfoh recited the glories of the
class of '81, with its 13 girls and
boys. Among the- girls was Miss Net
tie Breckenridge, who was ordained a
minister of the gospel. A D.' Welch
and Fred Hass were members of .this
class. ' . ':
Miss Elizabeth Hartz of the class of
'02 responded happily to a toast, and
proposed a health to the 999 who com
posed the roll of alumni up to this
year, and to the 63 new members of
the association of the class of '08.
From Latent Claim.
Joseph Sundell of this year's class
was the last speaker, and in his ad
dress he expressed the appreciation of
the graduates for the privilege of the
high school course, and the honor of
becoming members of the association.
His remarks were responded to by
President Cleaveland on behalf of the
association, when the ringing class yell
of '08 had subsided.
Old days were recalled during the
evening when, different class yells were
given, and impromptu verses were giv
en by the members of the more recent
Hold BuMlaeaa Meeting.
Following Mr. Sundell's address, the
meeting adjourned to the assembly
room of the school, where the annual
business of the association was trans
acted. The members during the ses
sion enjoyed vocal selections by Miss
Gertrude Carse, and two Instrumental
selections by the Misses Grace Hall,
Hazel Munger and Mary Alice Wil
liams. The annual reports were presented
by the secretary, Miss Myrtle Sum
mers, and the treasurer, Dudley Mar
shall. Matters pertaining to finances
were left in the hands of the new ex
ecutive committee. A report from the
committee on revision of the direc
tory was made by ( Roy A. Sears and
the association continued the commit
tee for another year.
Officer Are Elected.
The executive committee reported
two tickets for the election of officers,
GIVE A C1USICALE
Puollsof the Villa d Chantal
Entertain at a Delightful
' r Morning Program.
A COMMENCEMENT FEATURE
Diplomas Are to Be Presented June 17
Bishop Spalding Is Expected
. . i To Be Here Then.
A delightful and Interesting musicale
was given at the Villa de Chantal this
morning -at 10 o'clock by pupils in the
musical and elocutionary departments
of the school. The program was well
arranged and every number was ex
cellently rendered. The- program as
Galop March .............. .' Lavignac
First piano: Ella Mae Murphy, Pearl
Pinckard, Doris Nelson, Dorothy Pier.
Second piano: , Margaret Gormley,
Martha Laflin, Piuma Bolton, Florence
Winters. , -
Reading, "Her First Visit to the
' Butchers" . . v. Flske
(a) Sailor's Chorus
(b) Spinning Song Wagner
. First piano: Florence Humphreys,
Henrietta Horblitt. . .
Second piano: Lorctta Moran, Elean
Reading, "Keeping a Seat atl a Ben
"Face to Face" Johnson
Reading, "When Mother's at. the.
, ciub": ., :....:. ..
Marie McCune. v
Parade Galop Ether lei n
First piano: Helen Spencer, Jessie
Carney.. Hazel Murtagh.
Second piano; Hazel Lundahl, Edna
-Maurus, Eda Reible.
Readings (a)" "Seein' Things at
Night" Eugene Field
(b) "Ecclectrick Fits" Ben King
Songs (a) "In the Dark, In the Dew"
tb) "Fair Lullaby"
Lucile Shaw. .
Reading, "Rebecca of Sunny iBrook
Comme Autrefois Van Gael
First piano: Helen Morrison, Doris
Second piano: , Nano McCune, Marie
Reading, "The Mourning Veil"
Lustige Musikanten, Op. 198....Shultz
First piano: Dorothy Simpson, Marge
Second piano: Marie Cain, Irene Ke
Songs (a) "Spring" Franz Ries
(b) "Farewell" Franz Ries
Kleiner Festmarch Shultz
First piano: Eleanor Lauderbaugh,
Agnes Murtagh. '
Second piano: Bessie Johnson, Julia
Trot de Cavalerie Rubenstein
First piano: Helen Spencer, Dorothy
Lardner, Marie Beecher.
Second piano: Amy Buckley, Eliza
beth Maucker, Gwenola Connell. .
'Reading, 'Mrs. Lawtin's Little Din-
thanks was extended, to ; Principal h.
E. ' Brown, the - Association Helpers,
and those who assisted in the work of
preparation for the meeting.
Miss Allene Hollowbush Among Grad
uates on Honor Roll at St.
Commencement exercises of St.
Katharine's school, Davenport, were
held Saturday morning.. the commence
ment address being delivered by Dr.;
Nathaniel, Butler of the University of
Chicago. Thirteen young ladies grad
uated including Miss Allene Freeman
Hollowbush of this oUty. whose name
appears on the honor roll for the school.
Miss Hollowbush also received honora
ble mention for. piano work during
her term at the schooK - ,
1 THE WEATHER.
Fair tonJjtbt and Tucwdnyj cooler to
J. M. SHERIEIt, Local Forecaster.'
Temperature at 7 a. in., "2; at 3i30
p. iu., MO. Maximum- temperature la lnut
24 hours, 84j minimum, 72. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. in., 10 miles per hour.' Stage
of 'water. 11.6 feet a rise of X foot In
last 48 hours. Precipitation up to 7 a.
in., .02 Inches.
June 8 In History.
1806 George Wythe, "signer" and for
20 years chancellor Of Virginia,
died; bom 1120. - -
1809 Thomas I'aiue. deist, died; born
1737. ' " "
1845 Andrew Jackeon, president in
1829-37. died: born 1707.
1900 Missionaries in China cabled
President McKinley to send pro
tection from the Chinese anti-foreign
1907 Julia Magruder. American novel
ist, died in Richmond, Va.; born
Sun sets 7:25, rises 4:24; inoou sets
1:40 a. m.; moon's age 10 days; planet
Mercury visible in west after sunset. '
What a Grocer Said.
A reporter dropped in on one of the
prominent grocers of the city this morn
ing and asked him what he thought of the
E-C Girl campaign that the EGG-O-SEE
Cereal Company had on here recently.
To use the grocer's own language:
"Well, there's nothing to it. That EGGv
O-SEE crowd is about the livest bunch,
that we do business with. In the first place, .!
they make the best goods on the market,'..,
and then they let the people know about it '.
'That E-C Girl business was simply '
great. I don't suppose I ever ate two dishes
of breakfast food in my whole life before
.she came here, but I got interested and I .
want to say to you, that that E-C is the
. stuff. . ' ' '
'' "That's about the best eating I ever got
hold of. I am for it now, regular every
morning,' and we are selling more' of it than ,
' all the other brands put together.
- "I tried to get rid of a few packages of
another kind that I had left1 over, but my
customers won't take anything else. They
simply : insist on E-C, and I don't blame
'era." ' . ' - " "
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Jones for second hand-goods.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer &.Trefz.
Kerler & Co. clean carpets and rugs.
Sell me your household goods.
Jones, second hand and loans.
Let JCrell & Siemoni do your furnace
and tin work; 1316(Third avenue.'
Lewis' Single Binder cigar riches
most satisfying smoke on the 'market.
. Don't forget the Eagles degree team
dance at Watch Tower inn Wednesday
evening, June 10. i
See A. L. Brnner for piano tuning,
regulating, voicing and repairing.. All
work guaranteed. 425 Nineteenth street.
New phone 5291. .-. ' , . ':
Attend the lawrr sociable Wednesday
afternoon and evening at the home of
Mrs. J. O'Neal. 1725 Twentieth street,
given under the auspices of the Visi
tation guild. The hours will be from
30 to 11.
March, Op. 13 Soedermann
First piano; Frances Mullane, Ber
Second piano: Eleanor Lauderbaugh,
Marie Tollenaire. ' -.. , f
Chorus, "Dance of the Fairies"
. Vocal Class.
Valse Brllliante Schuloff
First piano: Madge Dunbar, Gertrude
Second piano: Ella . Mae Murphy,
Bishop Spalding Coming.
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock an
elocutionary recital will be given by
Miss Elizabeth Moss of Moline, assist
ed by Misses Irene Beacom and Celos-
tine Miller, pianists. At the class day
exercises on the 16th the graduates
will read essays and give the custom
ary class poem and musical numbers.
Bishop Spalding -will oe present at the
dedication of the .new chapel June 17
at 9 o'clock and "will also attend the
commencement exercises at 10 o'clock.
Rev. D. J. Rlorden of Chicago will ad
dress the graduates and the only other
speeches will be by, the salutatorian.
Miss Elizabeth Moss of Moline, and
the valedictorian. Miss Irene Beacom
of Trenton, Mo. Rev. J. O'Connell of
Toledo, Ohio, will address the alum
nae Thursday, June 18. Friends of
the pupils and those interested in the
school will be welcome to these exer
cises. ' - i
IN THE CHURCHES
and the new executives 'were chosen
as follows: '
President Jesse E. Spencer, '87.'' '
- Vice President Miss Edith Case, '32.
Treasurer Ed Brein, '06.
, Executive Committee Ralph W. La-
mont, 00, chairman; Miss Emily Lamp,
94; Allan Welch,' '81; Miss MyraBear,
'99. and Miss Catherine Larkln, '95.
. The secretary. Miss Myrtle Sum
mers, holds office for another year, the
term for this office being two years
under the constitution. ,'
' The meeting formally adjourned and
the members took further advantage of
the opportunity to renew old acquaint
ances and school ' associations. The
success of the gathering was such that
the banquet will probably be a fixed
feature of future meetings. A vote olj Friday afternoon the Ladies Aid
Quallty linked with beauty, exS"'
qulsite pedestal base,' large -round
top, superb 1 quartered -flake
effect, this is the best" val
ue ever offered in -
high grade - Q
table, price J-t.vVv
" You'd never dream it cost less than
$35, in golden oak exquisitely flaked
stylish, large French
mirror, very massive W .1 If I
and roomy 4J JJ
Others as low aa $17.00. -
QUALITY IS FIRST AIM
Compare styles compare qualities compare prices with those of any
other store in tri-cites then you'll be as enthusiastic over these remark
able offerings as we are, ' ,
' Reversible Tapestry Rugs, 9x12 size .. ..........$7.50
Regular $20.00 Tapestry Rugs, 9x12 size, "seamless" $18.00
Here is a Velvet Rug that is really worth $30.00, our price only .$24.00
Beautiful Brass Beds, heavy posts, colonial style $22-50
Solid Mahogany Colonial Bedroom Set, 4 pieces, very fine .....$217.20
Massive Dining Chairs, well braced, wood seat 75c
The most popular Furniture and Carpet House in the West.'
WE SELL ON TIME
United Presbyterian. This evening,
at the parsonage, 1014 Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, there will be a meet
ing of the session and trustees.
Wednesday evening prayer meeting
will be held. The topic for this meet
ing is "The Sabbath School as a
Teaching Agency."': -
Friday evening at the church there
will be a business meeting ' of the
Young People's Christian union.
Children's day services will be held
next Sunday. In the evening the young
people will hold a jubilee service.
First Methodlst.j-The Daughtera of
the Covenant will meet, this evening
with the Misses Fannie and Bella Car
penter, 1C0C Eleventh avenue. All
those who have thank offering money
are asked to bring it this evening.
The Silver circle will give an ice
cream sociable at ' the home of Miss
Alice Quinlan, '930 Nineteenth street,
tomorrow evening. ; A good program
has been arranged. ' .
Tomorrow evening a meeting will be
held at the churchr at which time del
egates to the Dixon state Sunday school
convention will tell of that conven
tion. A program has been arranged
and short addresses will be made. .
Wednesday', evening prayer service
and Sunday school teachers' meeting
will be heldv :V..;
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Saturday evening in, the church.
Grace Lutheran.. The Forward so
ciety will give ar reception this even
ing for the members of. the confirma
tion class in the church.
Wednesday evening prayer services
will be followed by a meeting of the
board of deacons. ,:
The trustees -will hold a meeting
Thursday evening kt the home of J.
Bodeen. 626 Fortieth street.
First BaptistThe Trt-city Baptist
Young People's union will meet to
morrow evening at the Edgewood Bap
tist church.. . .A - (: , ' ;
Wednesday evening prayer services
wiiPbe held in the church
has stood the test of time
it is built on latest scien
tific principles a perfect
system of coldj dry air.
The Automatic will cut
your ice bill in half.
If he values her health
We are exclusive agents."
Corner 1 6th St. and 2d Ave., Rock Island.
ciety will meet in the church" parlors.
The. Tri-city Baptist Young People's!
union will give an excursion on tne
evening of June 19 on the steamer
W. W. ' n
Spencer Memorial Methodist. The
bible study class will meet in the
church tomorrow evening.
Wednesday evening prayer services
will be held in the church.
Friday evening the choir Will meet
Children's day will be observed at
the church next Sunday morning. ,
' Central Presbyterian This evening
the Young People's Chritian Endeavor
society will bold, a business meeting
in the church.' ' . -J
Wednesday evening at 7:20 prayer
services will be held followed by a
meeting of the normal bible study
class. ' '":-'..
Thursday afternoon at 4 the Ladies'
Aid scoclety will meet-with Mrs. O.
Leonard, Twelfth and -Aiken streets,
South Rock Island. ; ';
' Memorial Christian. The teachers'
training class will meet Monday, and
Thursday evenings in the church. i
Wednesday evening prayer services
will be held In the churcb,
2ion Lutheraiw Wednesday evening
prayer service will be held In the
church at 7:45. : ";-
i Thursday evening at 7:45 theCnrI
Man Workers will meet in the chapel.
Friday afternoon at 2:30 the Ladies'
society, will meet at the home of Mrs.
Louise Anderson and Mrs. Carl Ander
son, 608 Forty-fourth street.
Next Sunday there will be a reunion
of all the confirmation classes since
the organization-of the church.
Edgewood Baptist. Tomorrow even
ing the Tri-Cit Baptist Young Peo
ple's union will meet in the church. A
good program has been arranged.
. Wednesday evening prayer services
will be held In the church.
Friday afternoon the Ladies' Aid so
ciety will meet with Mrs. M. II. Young,
932 Forty-third street. . ' ' '
First Swedish 1 Lutheran. The con
firmation class meets tomorrow after
noon at 1 o'clock; Prayer meeting,
followed . by Sunday - school teachers'
meeting tomorrow evening at 7;30. 4
Thursday . evening choir , rehearsal
will be held at. the- school, room. The
same evening the ice cream sociable
committee will meet at the home, of
Miss Mary Peterson, 418 Third street
German Methodist. The fourth quar
terly meeting will be held at the church
next Sunday. Rev. Mr. Schwiering will
be in charge. ' , , , -. ;
Aiken Street . Chapel. Tomorrow
evening the senior Christian Endeavor
society : will meet in the chapel, Mr.
Tallman will be the leader. -
' Christian Science The ; weekly tes
timonial meeting' will be held Wednes
day evening at 7:45 o'clock. The read
ing room is open dally except Sunday
from 3 to 4 o'clock.,
Proven abilities are oner- -ally
accorded their share of
Diagnosis of our first month
In the .Safety building has -established
.this fact with un-
' mistakabje certainty:' the re
lation", of this store 'to the
'' public is agreeable.
- However, there . are some v
people who still look through .
: distorted glasses or have a
peculiar defect of vision.-,
which .makes it, impossible. -
,1or the afflicted one tochang
his "r preconceived c . notions
" about jewelry stores. . .. ,.
, Strangely enough, we are.
curing the most persistent.,
.cases and the virulent type,
has entirely disappeared. . Y'
Rock Island. III.