| AN EVENING OF SURPRISES.
On Monday afternoon as the weather was fine and springlike it
was announced that the races, which were prevented by rain Saturday afternoon,
were to come off.
So as soon as school was out, great was the hurrying and scurrying
to get good seats on the athletic field bleachers, while the racers were
dressing in the lightest running garb they could put on and be decent.
Bare legs to the knees and bare arms were common, while black chintz "trouserlets"
and gauze shirts seemed to be the favorite uniform for the runners.
It was to be an inter-class affair, and in true relay fashion.
First, Abram Hill, Lafayette John, Jack Hartley and David Tyndall
representing No. 2 school-room ran with Charles Bent, Reuben Shoulder,
Frank Whiteeyes and Elias Cekiya of No 3. Number 3 won.
Then rooms 4, 5 and 6 lined up. Preston Pohoxiscut, Uriah
Goodcane, Allen Sword, Lewis Whiteshield for No. 4; George Field, Edward
Hoag, Fred Hare, and Samuel Decora, for No. 5; Richard Hendricks, King
Nephew, Peter Alexander and Wm. Howlingwolf for No. 6. The latter
room won; time 4 minutes and 19 seconds for the mile. They were classified
as class 3.
Rooms, 7, 8 and 9 were classed as class 2.
Thomas Tiosh, Randolph Hill, Wilson Charles and Joseph Schildt
ran for No. 7; Lewis Webster, Joel Cornelius, Thaddeus Redwater and Thomas
Buchanan ran for No. 8; Frank Yarlot, Matthew Johnson, John Kimble and
Charles Cusick ran for No. 9. No. 7 won; time 4:10.
The last and most interesting race was with Nos. 10, 11, and
12 - the Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Great was the excitement
and severe the tension of the runners when this class, designated as 1,
lined up as follows: Nelson Hare, David Johnson, George Moore and
Ralph King for the sophomores, No. 10; George Conner, Guy Brown, Frank
Beaver, Frank Campeau, for the Juniors, No. 11; Artie Miller, Charles Roberts,
Jacob Horne, and Isaac Seneca, the Seniros, class '00, No. 12. The
noble Seniors won; time 4:01.
How do they race?
A line is drawn on the track and one from each room making three
beginners stand with toe on the mark and wait for a pistol shot, when all
start around the track.
As soon as the line is clear the second runner from each room
toes the mark and stands ready to start as soon as his colleague makes
the round and touches his and, then the third, and the fourth and so on.
In this way each runner has but a quarter of a mile to go, and by the time
the four have made the round the mile is completed.
Each runner as he came in was blanketed and hastened to his
room to recover breath and put on regular clothing.
The races did not last more than a half-hour and were for practice,
but good wholesome rivalry of classes made it interesting for spectators.
This was the first relay racing, so popular in colleges, that
we have experienced at home, but Mr. Thompson promises that it shall not
be the last.
What was the second surprise?
For some good reason the monthly exhibition was announced for
Monday evening. This entertainment so much enjoyed by the student
body, usually comes Thursday evenings.
The pupils for the most part like to declaim and give recitations,
and the others are interested in their modest efforts. We like the
Band and singing of these entertainments, and the piano playing and the
Then as a little between surprise, the Band on its way over
to Assembly Hall stopped on the band-stand and played that beautiful medley
of old familiar tunes composed by Beyer. The older portion of the
population particularly enjoy this selection, for those are the songs they
sang in youth, and the memory of old associations adds to the charm of
the excellent music.
The biggest surprise of all was when Major Pratt arose after
the entertainment, to say a few words after these exhibitions, he would
do his part. We did not expect more than a sentence or two, under
the circumstances, but he warmed and sent out such a volley of shot that
every one in the hall was hit with the force of the truths uttered.
March 31, 1899 INDIAN HELPER
| NAMES OF THE CARLISLE STUDENTS WHO HAVE
GONE TO THEIR HOMES IN THE WEST IN
THE PAST THREE
Lizzie Aiken, Louisa Ance, Emma Anderson, Ella Butts, Lillian
Brown, Jenni Brown, Maud Bailly, Millie Bailly, Edith Bailly, Mary Bentley,
Mollie Elmore, Alice Gotaley, Edith Hill, Nettie Horne, Julia Hand, Jane
Mark, Emma Morrell, Laura Parker, Margaret Provost, Lucy root, Alice Sheffield,
Anice Sekieh, Emma St. Pierre, Sarah Vanacy, Rattie Woodfin, Martha Wamegance,
Viola Zieh, Blanche Albay, Peter Alexander, Homer Anderson, Grover Bailly,
Simon Beauprey, Hiram Blackchief, Mathew Brown, Elias Cekiya, Lum Chesaw,
George Connor, Chas. Cusick, Samuel Decora, John Greenbird, Isaac Shanks,
Victor Smith, David Tyndall, Frank Whiteeyes, Phineas Wheelock,
Harry Jones, Odell La Fleur, Jesse Jemison, W. Bailey.
July 14, 1899 INDIAN HELPER