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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JUNE 1, 1902.
I ' i l 1 l NOTABLE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES OF THE ST. LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL jt jt x x jt jt In Its Equipment and Scholarshio it Ranks With Any Similar Institution in the World. oa j"3ga':i.l,)lm-llllll m,ii..., Minn HIMH !! I II I 111 il I ft II II tJIBI IIM HiJ-m-JBUJa-.-.--. " Ol...l",M J.UJL'.llLlIXlU3AZlA. IPI..LI F Ml L-Jl.fc HIHMI.I W IWIIM1JJ ! J mm ! !! !mnMW,l(ff,..n, ,. L ST. XX7DT9 HIGH ECHOOTi ORADUATIN'Q CLASS. Tst Row Professor William J. B. Bryan, Ralph Boeder, Edward Paddock. Roy Campbell, WQlam Nourse, William Griffith, Adolph Braum, Hempstta Kcnnett, J. X Idem, Professor Schuyler. Beeona Row Lola Farnham, Irma. TTcTIer, TTIla Haass. 7raud HeTIman, Hazel Roths child, Grace Craig, Blanche Rcnard, Olive Kcrley, Rosa Dorrence, Adele Schuknberg. Third Row Elsie Selxas. Nettie Sachs Irma Sale. Rhoda Owens. Edith Ferry. Laura Klclne. Caroline Stelnbreder, Lconle Stotfel, Adalia Uhlcmever. Fourth Row Charlotte Lesser. Alice Hewitt. Viola Robinson. Mabel Mejer. Emma Harrison. May Hamilton. Hallle Prentla rint Row TuHa Collier, Rath Brlbach, Blmon Frank, Armln Pfister, Halfreoj Xxicooek, Walter Barklage, Thomas Bashaw, Harvey Lamb, Charles Farrar, Grace Devoy, Laara Frederick, Mary Bensberg. Second Row Catherine Menard, Nora Hareen, Myrtle Hercules, Nellie Houlihan, Manette Robarts, Anna Ehnts, Joey Hoolan, Bessie Woodson, Katherlne Hequenbounr. Busnn Lancaster, Marie Baler, Elsie Fteinmann. Third Row Evelvn Winchester, Catherine Casey, Anna Maxwell, Clara Wakeham, Daisy Zanck, Lvdla Bergslecker. Anna Tensfeld. Lillian McKee. Agatha McEnanev, Ina Champ, Ilsa Kramer, Barb-ira Yore. Caroline Slnglctcn. Fourth Row Annie Evans, Ethel Farrar, Henrietta Schader, Rebecca Rels. Hel'n Rowan, Virginia Stadler, Hester Kenned), Ma me Allen. T.uls,s La Carl, Luclle Hall, "'dith hley, Valeska Weber First RowCharles Hess, Charles Helmers. Sidney 7ohnsoo, Rernthrton efcnrrrleiv Walter Freund. Harvey Bode, Conrad Peper. Edgar Hammel, Louis Mostr, Edwin Ball man. Second RowJosephine Gratlas, Gertrude Rolf. Charlott Price, Alice Thorpe, Sybil Pra'go. Laurence Trlnce. William Hcermans, Alexander 8telner. Matilda TJthe. Aurelfa Weaver. Third Row Irma Radcr. Pauline Latipheimer, Florenc Hoeval. Clara Htstng. Flor ence Welgle. Bessie Brey. Frtlda Kajser. Lpolla Jones. Helen Gray. Elizabeth Palm-r. Nettle Schwarrtzberg, Fannie Roche. Fourth Row-OIlve Gruen. Mabel Mortland Marie Buss. Edit: Perry. Sarah Thomas. Olive French. Adele Mejcrs. Eatell Little. Viola Conrad, Aldah Wlfcrspoon. Ida Sutzn'r. nDDDDDODDDDDDDDDDDDn lnQQQQDQQQDQDDnDDC ,r. . . at ilJ -ca re?3iff37. .,,, ir r i il.,, r .i -. i BvisrKi4jjiiS"sJWHirv!Sjr'),iirieavi BdXTM IK TH3 PSTSXOAX ZiABOStJLTOBY. PROFESSOR CARL X. UWEIBBOK Vi'UUVlWi PUPILS XN THH USB OF APPARATUS. ' PBmCTPAIi WUXZAM J. 8. BRYAN, Ooo cf the fcnslesi flrnres at the High School From morning until night Ms ttm la occupied with executive matters and Instruction. THH X. Z Cfl, A BOCIETT FORMED OF MEMBERS OF THH ORADTTATTNO CLASS. Roy Campbell, Paul Grace. Remington Schuyler, Edgar Hammel, William Heermans. Alice Hewitt, Viola Robinson, Hallle Prentls, Mabel Meyer, Charlotte Lesser. UJUlTfJt FOR IBS ICTTDAT rUEPUKLia St. Louis takes oredlt for pocsessinr one ei the best managed High Schools In the country. In Its equipment and scholarship It ranks with any school and this year will graduate one of the largest classes In Its history ISO young men and women. The bulldlnr In every way Is one of the tnoet pdern, but on account of the steadi ly Increasing attendance is becoming Quite crowded. The proposed North and South St. Lords High Schools, it is thought, will regulate Its overcrowded condition: An Interesting feature of the school Is Its various departments where the apparatus for ftudyine; Important lubjects Is nearly as complete as would be found In a well managed university. There Is a chemical laboratory, botanical laboratory, physical laboratory and rooms set aside for the study of drawing and art. William J. S Bran, the principal. Is one of the busiest teachers In the city. Al though chief executive of this veritable lit tle city, he has several classes which he Instructs and his time from the moment he appears In the building In the morning until he leaves at night. Is fully occupied. In every Institution of Its kind ere many societies and secret organizations and of these probably th mot exclusive Is that formed early by the members of the graduating class. The present graduating class secret society consists of ten and is called the X. I. C. What these letters represent It would be considered a lolatlon of trust to dhulge. The chemical laboratory Is equipped for the accommodation of sixty-four pupils The room 1 3Sx feet. There are sixteen double experiment desks, each affording space for four pupllo. Between each two double desks there Is a slate sink, which may be used as a pneumatla trough. No ticeable pieces of apparatus are an auto-mt!r- still and a complete asay equip ment. including crusher mulling plate, crucible and muffle furnace George Plntt Knox, the Instructor In charge of this department, cam to St. Louis four eirs.aRO from the chemical laboratories of Cornell University. The botanical room Is one of the lightest In the building, and Is built on the south side Along Its walls there Is a line of metnl boxes two feet wide filled with potted plants of all klnd Thee are carefully tended and grow thioughout the jear. A larre Wardlan case In the front of the room affords opportunity for the growing of plants th-u require high temperature and much moisture, as for Inst-inc-, orch ids and Spanish moss A metal tank makes It possible to keep growing water plants This room accommodates thirtj-flvo pu pils, and is provided with Individual deks A set of dissecting Instrument", needle", knife, forceps and dissectlpg micros-cope form the equipment of each disk The physical laboratorj is located on the fourth floor. It Is fflxW feet In size and Is lighted Ijj seven windows There ire four teen experiment desks, designed for the ac commodation of twenty-eight pupils. These tibles a-e each fitted with adjustable cross har and supports for the attachment of various piece of appantu. In one corner of the room there are seats for the clas and a demonstration table where Professor C. I. Ingerson glres neces sary illustrations of tl e methois of as sembling and manipulating apparatus I iii-cueu in eacn experiment, Sufficient ap paratus for the performance of sixty-five or seventv experiments Is provided The drawing and artroom has received much more attention than Is cnstomarilv fc'vcn t0 hii d partment in a public school The mom Is SCS feet In size, and Is . . to accommodate thlrtv-flre pupils. Each seat Is provided with a hinged drawing board, adjustable at any angle. B'des the regu'ar Instruction In drawing the hls toryof art is studied by the pupils in this Ths thoroughness of the work Is shown by the fact that at Omaha. Buffalo and Paris the St Louis High School had cUs? pias which were particularly recognized by the judges in the art departments. This display was class work, and not the work of specially gifted pupils. The Instructors in. TSiiHepaSnlent ?r?: F- - Sylvester, MIs Lillian Brown. Miss A. P. Taylor and Miss Marie Garesche. "COMING EVENTS" FOR JUNE AS SEEN IN ASTROLOGY. Outlined By Professor Gustave Meyer, 101 "Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The foUowlnr la an Interpretation of what do "starry messengers signify and impart to me on "coming events" for the month of June, according to astrology, v "the scl enoe of the stars,' and which is taken from the new moon that occurs on Friday1, 'June e, ISOi at 1:01 a. m.. Washington, D. C mean time, and from that lunation I find the following facts to be In evidence, and therefore form the following judgment on "coming events" for the month of June, for our Government: At the above given time I find that the sodlacal sign of Pisces is rising on the east ern horizon, and, as the ruler of this sign Is the fortunate planet Jupiter, and as Jupiter was postod In the eleventh mansion of the heavens, this signifies that our home representatives abroad will receive high honors, and our soldiers will be quits suc cessful, and we shall hear of them gaining many victories, especially so during the fore part of the month. But at the same time, as the evil planet Saturn was also posted In this same mansion. I should judgo that we shall hear of some trouble occurring to our soldiers toward the latter part of the month, and It would be well for our Government not to trust our foreign friends too far, and during this latter period, I find that our homo representatives abroad will experience trouble as well. The fortunate planet Venus rising on the eastern horizon signifies that the public health will be extremely good during this month, and I should Judge that the common people or laboring class will be more than fortucale in many wajs. As the evil and fiery planet Mars was posted In the second mansion of the heav ens, this signifies that our Government must guard against much trouble with 'Its revenue, and It further Indicates the fact that we shall hear of some unusually large failures occurring to banks, and Wall street will experience a siege ot panics, and there will be some unusually heavy slumps In that street similar to. If not worse than, the late Gates affair. As the sun and moon were posted In con junction In the third mansion of the heav ens and afflicted therein, this signifies that It would be well for the postal authorities to guard against some great robbery, es pecially so between the Cth and 13th Inst. In particular during the 10th, 11th and 12th Inst. And during this same period. It will also be well for railroad officials to guard against some unusually great trouble or calamities. The trouble as mentioned ana Indicated for railroads will he mainly In evidence In jand around Washington, D. C, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey era Boston. It would be well for sea captains to guard ,'agalnit some unusually large shipwrecks or calamities upon the water, owing to the fact that the evil planet Saturn was posted In th ninth m,M!nn nt fh htfan ani t strains; toes dates It will also be well fori gtiHlaners to guard against mors than usual ' trouble, end I should Judge that there will be quite some animosities between the press, especially In New York City, and there will be more than usual trouble In connection with the courts and clergy, and we shall hear of some unusually great scandal In this direction, and It will also be well for the clerical as well as the legal profession to use great precaution during these dates. During the middle of the month, or be tween the 6th and loth Inst, it will be well for the summer resorts, or wnterlng places to guard against some great calamity, either In the nature of a fire, or other wise, and It will also be well for the piers to be safeguarded. And during this period I further find much trouble Is Indicated to our navy, and our fleets must take great precaution. I find that strikes which have existed will cease during this month. It will also be well for prison authorities and the author ities of all places of confinement to guard against some unusually large outbreaks and that a wholesale Jai' delivery Is imminent, nnd that the prison auhorities In particu lar will need to use more than usual vigil ance. I should Judge that this evil relative to prisons Is Indicated to occur during the 10th, 11th. 12th. 17th, ISth and 19th Inst, and dur ing the latter part of the month as well. I wish to further state that It will also be well for theaters and places of amuse ment to guard against much trouble during the middle of June, as much evil Is Indl- ' cated. ' I find that this will prove to be a more, fortunate month for President Roosevelt' and our Government will be highly honored and our President will receive many ho;ir, much credit and esteen, and this will prove to be an exceedingly fortunate month for" merchants, professional men, real estate men and farmers. In conclusion I will state that this win, prove to be an unusually and more than for tunate month for matrimony, and the fair sex will experience more than usual suc cess as well, and be quite fortunate. I re main. GUSTAVE METER. I HELD OFFICE THIRTY-NINE YEARS BY KEEPING OUT OF POLITICS. Louis A. Berger Has Worked Under Ten Different Administrations, and Holds the Record for -Continuous Service in the City's Em ploy Says Municipality's Affairs Should Be Conducted Just Like the Business of a Private Concern. PROFESSOR Starr says the Engagement Ring Is a Relic of Barbarism. It Was He Who Organized an Au topsy Class Among His Students. n KiSlBBBHflBBHBnBZnBBKSBBXJEBBBBJ 'SbsePSbbIbbssbbbbbbbbb riUSJTislBCtl BTJiSX. WRITTEN rOR THB SUNDAT REFtTBTJC. Frederick Starr, professor of anthropology In the University of Chicago, who has shocked his class of co-eds by telling them that the engagement ring Is a rello of bar barism, and was used by slave owners to denote the serfdom of their female slaves, is an enthulast on anthropology, tradition and heredity. It was be who some years ago organized an autopsy class among his students, who subscribed to by-laws devot ing their bodies to science after their death. He also created a sensation by advertising In Chicago for six fingered or toed people, and he brought back from Central America some four-ejed fish, two of which were for seeing under water and two for use above Professor Starr has traveled extensively and has dug up tribes of congenital Idiots, races of men who had the "short third toe" and a host of other monstrosities. FBBBHiBBBBHH9BBeJHHBro FflBkilit t"dL "2fr' ? t3"SSr ie 9jltflBu r 'KSTBTBTBBTBTBTBBTBTBTBTTBTBaBTSBBw lLSBTB9BiBT7 jr 2nj?'JW&jnEvtfB!!3SBTSTBTB Where Titles Are Sold. In China official announcement recenUy appeared that after a certain date the title of mandarin would not be sold to anyone. ??". M.8? " "f that every one wh0 hal not that Utle and who could afford to purchase It made haste to do so. ennobled, but who had not the money, lost no time In disposing ot a large portion of their property and in forwarding the pro- tJ00.?0!13 wno had be" con- 5Ld tffif nthJt"8" to confer " ou sted UUe on those who were deserving. It Is estimated that since this announce ment was made the Imperial treasury has JJ?.? Jbft.?.e amount which will ES??." TOy betote the time for SSS ? H5?e5.axDti' wlU bo between (00,000,000 ana tt2,o,a, " "BTB Xsoasao) Fhotegrtpher. Deputy ta th Cofisetor effloa, who has been m the psKJa serrios tor tsfatr-Bzoo yeero, mor than half his life. WRITTE? TOR THB SUNDAY REPUBLIC. Perhaps no man who ever held public of fice In St Louis can boast of a record for longer service than Louis A. Berger, a chief deputy In the offke of the Collector of the Revenue, who has spent more than half his Ufe as a servant of the people. Mr. Berger Is 73 years old and frtJll continues to perform his clerical duties as chief of the entry de partment "How did I manage to retain my posiUon through different administrations?" he said. replying to a quesUon. "By attending strictly to business, I suppose. I know no other reason, unless I have, a reputaUon for doing ray work correctly. Z have been in the pubUc service for at least thirty-nine j ears, more than half my life. "Changing administrations did not affect me. I never was a politician and I never talked politics. Of course. I voted, but that was a duty I bad to perform as a citizen; It was a prlvUege that no official could expect me to relinquish. Otherwise I always'steered clear of poliUcs. I did my work properly, and that was what I was paid to do. Once some politicians elected me to office In -a club and insisted that I should accept, but I refused, and nevertheless held my place. "When Democrats w ere In power I was a Democrat and when a Republican admin istration roverned I was a Republican. Z don t mean tl at I med'fled my principles as the political complexion of the nunleipal Oovernment changed. What I mean is that I never meddled with politics. I did not prores to belong to any pirty. nor did I tieny party affiliation. I simply Ignored rol I". "lltiueiher. "Thirty-nine jear is a long time for any man to devote to the public serv'ce. No-v as I look back and meditate on the methods and tactics of various officers by whom I was emplovcd I think how some of them cou'd have done better for the public than the did "The philosophy that I acquired would not fill a book. I could write It In one para- Biiipn. Aiier an mese jears of work, rve concluded that there Is only one way to run a public office, and that is to run It as jou would your own private business No other way Is proper or safe Burlness prin ciples should strictly prevail and exceptions never should oe made Public officials often show partiality- to political and personal friend'. Xot infre quently rebates are rmde to these friends nnd money, that belongs to the city. Is saved to private treasuries. That Is not right Yet, I doubt whether any Collector by whom I was emplojed did not extend favors to friends. I think Mr Hammer, the present Collector, is about the only one who has applied the law to rich nnd poor alike, without regard for demands made on the giuuuu ui xnenosnip. i "It is easy for me to dIcover whcthT I favors have been shown. When accounts are compared It Is not difficult to note where Interest his ben remitted by the offldal. I must say that I have discovered nothing like th's since Mr. Hammer took charge. I like my work better to-day than Z ever U1U. Mr. Berger became a servant of the peo ple when the Civil War began and he has been In the public service ever since. Dur ing the war he was paymaster at the Fed eral cavalry depot in this city. Immediate ly after the war he entered the Assessor's office as clerk, afterwards becoming Dis trict Assessor. Wlllsam H. Maurice offered him a elertc shlp In the Collector's offiee. which was ac cepted, and Mr. Berger oentlnued as clerk until about twenty-one years ago, when Collector Hudson promoted him to chief deputy of tho entry division, which posi tion he still holds. Mr. Berger lives at No. S209 Barrett street He was born in Hamburg, Germany. No vember 27. 1V3 and came to this city In 1813. He began as a grocer's clerk and later was clerk In the saw mill run by Major Dobbins Though 73 vears old. Mr. Berger Is as active and Industrious as a jouth. He Is at work even morning at 8 o'clock and never thinks of leaving his desk until 5 or 6 o'clock On December 31. last more than Jl.0fO.0C0 poured over the counter In the Col lector's office, and it a- Z In the morn ing before the books were balanced. He remaired until the books and cash agreed and was again at work at S o'clock, five hours latr. on work that he considered too Important to postpone. PHANTOM K0UNDS OF ENGLAND. WIUTTEJ FOIl Tlin StTN'D Y RETUUMC Some of the thousands of readers wose Interest has been excited by Doctor Comn Doyle's enthralling story of "The Hound of BaskervIIles" may not be aware thit a phantom dog Is numbered amongst the most grisly and fearomc specters of tb East Norfolk Const This apparition known as Old Shuck or Black Shuck, takes the form of a hugs black dog. which on stormy nights may be encountered prowling along certain narrow lonesome lanes In that SDarselv-DODulated f district lying between Tarmouth and Cro mer. The demoniac howling of thlskawful monster which has flaming teeth, and a solitary fiery eye In the middle of Its fore headIs heard above the roaring of the wind and sea. and the fishermen and farm hands, when they hear it, take care to hasten to their homes, for to see Black Shuck Is to receive notice that you will die before the end of the year. Stories are told In some of the coast hamlets of persons wno have met this Norfolk Snarleyow, and al most Invariably, the country folk will tell you. those persons did not live more than twelve months after the encounter. There Is. however, one way of cscarSlng the penalty of intrusion on Black Shuck's nocturnal prowling, and that Is, you must preserve absolute silence about, the monster for twelve months after your encounter with him. People who are fond of cruising on the NorfoIK Broads will be Interested to know that Neatlshead Long Lane, near the lovely broad at Barton, and the roads lead ing to Colttshall br'dge, over the 3ure arc Black Shuck's favorite haunts; but he also frequents the lane3 in the neighborhood of Bacton. where, another Norfolk ghost. the Long Coastguardsman. takes a nightly stroll at the witching hour. Another canine phantom Is the Mauthe Doog or "Moddey Dhoo." which used to haunt Peel Castle. In the Isl r . tm- ( was a 1-irgo black spaniel, which for cen turlcs was able to obtain access to every room In the castle, no matter how securely the doors Tight be locked and bolted, but wmen never appeared before nightfall and alwavs disappeared before dawn. At th time when the castle was garrisoned tho Mauthe Doog became such a familiar phan tom that little heed was paid to Its appear ances and movements, though most of the soldiers carefully avoided doing anything to excite Its anger. But on one occasion one man. made reek less by excessive drinking, declared is In tention of discovering whether the so-cailed ghost were n "dog or demon." His com panions did their best to persuade him not to Interfere with the apparition; but on a, certain night when he went alone to lock the gates of the castle It was with the avowed Intention of settling forever the question in dispute. Soon after his departure a strange noise was heard, but no one dared attempt to find out the cause of It, though when the soldier returned to the guard room there were many Inquiries as to the nature of his experiences. The man. however, had become suddenly and strangely sober, and notwithstanding his companions' frequent Interrogations he preserved absolute silence. Three days later he died, apparently In great agony, but without revealing either the nature or cause of his fatal Illness, and from that time the Mauthe Doog ceased to haunt Peel Castle. Some Manx folk assert that it took up fresh quarters on the Kirk Jarmyn Mountains, but others affirm that the howl ing monster of those parts was the cheat of a wolt - ?f 'T3 i 1 r ; fj V ,. if.j , - j "-- -- - .-- qff-ptWBi afi&V MrJt-f---T? - -gfr . rg-" -. - -&-?! .rr,. Zii-rt,,z?-4e.i!ti if-;.;,?. -r---r-i-rl,'"y-j