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THE ZONIAN


Published By


CANAL ZONE HIGH SCHOOL

GATUN, PANAMA


JANUARY, 1911


WARE & GREENE, Printers, Roachdale, Indiana
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THE ZONIAN


VOL. II CANAL ZONE HIGH SCHOOL, JANUARY 1911. No. 1

THE STAFF CLASS EDITORS
MARIA ELISE JOHNSON '1
MARGUERITE STEVENS. 'll Editor-In-Chief MYRTLE LINDESMITH '12
ROBERT SOMMERVILLE, '12 Business Manager EMMA STUBNER '13
CORNELIUS AI)WIN, '13 Athletics FAYE ALLEN '14


Volume II, No. 1.
By The Editor in Chief.

It is most fitting that this issue of the Zonian
should be the first of a New Volume. The opening
of the school year found us comfortably ensconced
in our new building in Gatun-one of the best
looking buildings in the Canal Zone, well equipped,
light, roomy and cool. Being a bit nearer tie
center of things than the old high school at the
Atlantic terminus, it has the added advantage cf
convenience for those students from "up the
line." The establishing of a shuttle train service,
which we are vain enough to think was done for the
especial convenience of the high school, makes it
easy for the Cristobal students to get to and from
school sessions.
Now, instead of apologizing for any sins of
omission we might commit in a noisy, stuffy
building in tropical Cristobal, we can only say we
are in position to do excellent work in our new
location which is equally tropical but with the
comfort that comes in the tropics from a constant
breeze and quiet surroundings. The only draw
back which still exists, and it is one which cannot
.be removed if we would have the advantages of a
-eal high school in the Zone, is the long train ride
which some of the students have to take daily.
This has been partly remedied by the establish-
ment of a branch of the high school at Ancon
where the first year students from the Pacific side
get their freshman work under Miss Daniels. From
past experience with that thorough teacher, most


of us know that the said freshmen will be well
prepared when they come down to Gatun as Soph-
omores next year.
We take this occasion to greet our faculty, all
of whom are new this year except our principal.
Mr. Carr, and Miss Daniels who is in charge of
the Ancon freshmen. Last year we felt that,
despite difficulties, we were doing a high standard
of academic work. Now, we know we are. from
the experience of last year students who went to
the States this year to enter colleges and prepara-
tory schools. In every instance they received full
credit for work done in the Canal Zone High
School.
Possibly the advantage of small classes helps to
overcome the disadvantages we have to expect in
our arrangement of schooling. At all events we
are getting there when it comes to high school cred-
its! The unsettled condition of things in the Canal
Zone, a condition which means a transfer to an-
other town, a vacation in the states or what not
at most any time, is always a drawback to school-
ing here. However, in the high school, we have
largely overcome this by our school spirit which
makes school an important factor in all our plans.
If the consolidation of all the small high schools
into one last year, marked a new era in the Zone
schools, the new location at Gatun with its branch
at Ancon certainly marks another era this year.
It is indeed fitting that the first issue of the Zonian
this year should be the initial number of Volume
II.









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Social Life in the Zone.
Maria Elise Johnson, '11.

A great many people in the States-I might even
say the majority-have an idea the Canal Zone
contains a few Americans who are working stolidly
on Canal, are crudely situated in a surrounding of
semi-civilized natives and are without social relax-
ation, whatsoever. Such people seem to persist
in this idea until they have some friend who comes
to the Isthmus and tells them out of personal ex-
periences that the conditions are very different.
It is hard for them to believe, even then, that
there is really a social life for everybody, the
school girls and boys as well as the "grown ups."
Of course, during the winter months there is not so
much social diversion for "school children", for
we are hard at work then. Even the school year.
however, is sprinkled with a few holidays, which,
because they resemble our longer vacation in the
summer, both socially and climatically, are sea-
sons of much enjoyment for Zone school people.
But it is the summer season which brings 'us a
good time we would not trade off to our cousins in
the States even if that were possible. There is
one entertainment after another-dinners, lunch-
eons, parties, receptions. numerous excursions to
places of interest such as Old Panama, Fort San
Lorenzo, Porto Bello and Crueces. There are love-
ly roads for horse back riding, splendid grass and
concrete tennis courts and some golf links. Bath-
ing beaches on both the Atlantic and Pacific
Oceans make possible glorious times in the surf at
such places as Terre Point, Taboga, Las Sabanas
and Colon Beach.
During the summer students from the largest
colleges and universities in the States spend their
vacations on the Zone. They prefer the Isthmus to
the resorts and watering places in Uncle Sam's
own land. There are nearly always several naval
officers here as war ships of all countries are con-
stantly stopping at Colon and Panama.



A Soph's Dream.
Helen Calkins.

A Sophomore had a dream one night
About Caesar's Gallic War.


He saw his old friend fight the fights
He'd studied so hard before.
He went to battle withCaesar
And rode behind on his horse
When lo! A voice was heard to say
"What's 'indirect discourse?'"
The obedient pupil raised his hand
But Caesar had called together
The chiefs of all the Latin classes
To talk about the weather.
He was helping the Aedui carry grain.
To Caesar in large sacks
When a saucy flee awakened him
Playing hopscotch on his back.




Old French Machinery.
James Jervey.

There are millions of dollars worth of old ma-
chinery rusting away in the jungles of the Isthmus.
This machinery was brought to the Isthmus by the
French company that tried to build the Panama
Canal in 1879. The chief engineer of this compa-
ny was DeLesseps who built the Suez Canal. The
company started work on the Panama Canal in
1880, but graft and fever put an end to their efforts.
Probably they would have been successful if they
had known about the yellow fever mosquito and if
'they had been more sanitary.
In 1893 there was an investigation in Paris
that uncovered a large amount of graft. This in-
vestigation caused several suicides and DeLesseps,
his son Charles and M. Eiffel, who built the Eiffel
Tower, were sentenced to prison. DeLesseps was
not put in prison because he was very old and the
graft was more or less forced upon him. The other
two had a great deal to do with the graft. The
French abandoned the work, leaving all their loco-
motives, cars, cranes, excavators, dredges and
practically everything.
The dredges were made in the United States but
most of the machinery was made in Belgium and
France. Some of the dredges are found back in
the jungle on small lakes and rivers that happened
to be in the line of the canal. It is known that
the French carried the dredges in pieces inland and
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the oceans on either side of the Isthmus. The lo-
comotives, cars and cranes are piled up along the
Panama Railroad. Most of these are so overgrown
with shrubbery that one would hardly take them
for machinery. The United States has made use
of a number of cranes, locomotives and old ladder
dredges. What the government has not been able
to use on the canal, it has sold for scrap iron. The
bronze medals that are given to all canal employ-
ees (on the gold pay roll) who have worked for a
period of two years on the canal, are made out of
brass and copper steam pipes on old engines. The
United States paid the French forty millions of
dollars for the machinery while the total sum that
the French spent on the canal was two hundred
and sixty three million dollars.


r Song of the Sophomores.
Corrine Browning.

(Note to Freshmen: Take this home and try it
over on your graphoplone.)
Do you think that you can beat us?
Do you think you're in the fight?
Do you think you can defeat us,
With our colors fair and bright?
There are others who have tried it
There are others who have failed,
If you think you can defeat us.
Why don't you try, why don't you try?


From Gatun to Panama by Rail.
8 By CATHERINE FRANCIS


(The train ride of forty miles each way every
school day which some of us take, gets rather tire-
some, but the trip is not uninteresting after all. It
is fascinating to one taking it for the first time.)
Looking out of the window on the right as the
train leaves Gatun, one sees the massive cement
structure and maze of construction which are to be
Gatun locks and dam when completed. Then the
train passes over Gatun Lake, a great artificial
body in process of formation by the damming up of
the Chagres river whose muddy course can still be
discerned in the man-made lake. The tropical
forest with trees quite tall and of wiry trunks, the
whole overgrown with vegetation, can be seen on
the hills which form the background for the lake.
The expanse of water ends and the trees come
close to the tracks, among them an occasional ham-
let peeping out, a village of one-room negro huts,
built on blocks to keep out the water. We are now
in the black swamp whose name does not convey
the dismal gloom which pervades the place. The
train slows down for the earth is soft and soggy.
Trainmen and regular passengers alike, will be tru-
ly glad when the re-location of the Panama Rail-
road is ready for service and this bottomless
swamp is no longer a part of the railroad right-of
-way. The feeling of uncertainty which the swamp
always brings is mingled with one of fascination.
Here it is that the dense, wild undergrowth of the
jungle comes almost inside the car. Its atmos-
phere permeates one. Every form of tropical
growth that flourishes in the wet is seen. Clusters
of mauve colored flowers peep out invitingly as
though to lure one into the unsafe bogs and mire


of the swamp. Huge palms rise occasionally be-
side us while the plantain-like banana tree is ever
present. Even wild sugar cane flourishes in an
occasional cane-brake and among it a bird with
notes like a pewee makes a lonesome noise.
There comes a clearing beside the river which is
brightened by a few frame shacks with negroes on
the porches. The roofs are palm thatched. The
river makes its way through the glade with difficul-
ty sluggishly carrying its brown, muddy water.
A long freight train with loaded dirt cars from
the cut, bound for the dam at Gatun, rushes by to
remind us that the most wideawake nation in the
world is building a canal on the Isthmus. After
this we lapse once more into our tropical jungle
mood. Orchids hang heavily from the trees, their
green leaves forming striking contrast to the dead
foliage of the giant from which they are supsended
in parasitic luxury. Even in this dense jungle
there are negro or native huts at intervals.
Out of the tropical fastness the train sweeps past
a cluster of white-washed frame huts and parallels
the Chagres river which is very muddy at this
point and has on its near bank a brick tower with
an instrument called a fluviograph to register the
rise and fall of the turbulent stream hours before
it gets on its wild rampage of high water. Again
the jungle closes round with an occasional path
leading into it which tempts one sorely. When
the train slows down multicolored butterflies flit
about from morning glory to blue mint or upon a
yellow flower one sees sometimes.
We come suddenly out upon an Amreican sta-
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American settlements though the two kinds are
rarely very close together. The negro hovels are
set upon piles with their porches often decorated
with the family's simple wash which incongruously
shares the space with a sewing machine. The
commission homes are here too.blue black in color.
all of them, and with the typical overhanging roof
and watershed. The station here is an old green
painted one, much like some in the States. At
each of these smaller stations, as a rule, the newer
American buildings are on one side and the native
and negro dwellings on the other.
We have reached the Tabernilla now and instead
of the Charges river we see on our left the evidenc-
es of man's great work in the path of the canal.
It sweeps on before us so that a stretch of the
imagination gives us an idea of how it will look
when the big task is done. Our train crosses the
Chagres and ascends the wide valley. New life
seems to permeate the car: we are once more in
the atmosphere of construction which is ever
present near the actual working on the canal. We
are getting into the hills as is evidenced by the
slopes on either side garbed with foliage and topped
by palm trees. Sometimes.the forest seems flat
and the colors not very harmonious. Across the
river, now on our left, lies an old French dredge,
overgrown with weeds and half buried with sedi-
ment, a silent reminder of the colossal failure of
former days.
And now we are at Gorgona, the largest place
since we left Gatun. Its neat Commission houses
adorn the tops and slopes of its hills. The railway
station and commissary come close down to the
tracks on the right while on the left rises a steep
slope with the large Y. M. C. A. club house at its
crest. Near Gorgona is a hill from which both
oceans can be seen on a clear day.
Through more bits of somewhat tiresome jungle
scenery interspersed with busy looking Zone towns
we pass until the great Culebra Cut first appears at
Bas Obispe. Here the side of the great cut looks
like a massive stone 'wall. Looking down in the
panorama of the "cut" which runs parallel with
us, we can see the many steam shovels, drills and
locomotives appearing only half their real size be-
cause of their distance in the bottom of the cut.
There ariess dust and smoke, the rattle and rumble
of machinery,punctuated at times with the splitting
roar of blasts as they tear into pieces the rocks of


which the hills are made.
Through Obispe. Natachin (Dead Chinaman) and
Las Cascades we pass in rapid succession. Near
Cascades can be seen piles of old French machinery
while, forming a striking contrast to it. are the or-
derly round houses of the commission dirt train en-
gines. Cascades is the "clearing house" for dirt
trains in the elaborate system of hauling the dirt
from the cut. From here to Empire a splendid road
runs along-side the tracks.
Our first introduction to Empire is a string of na-
tive huts, then some stJres, mostly Chinese, and a
few two story houses, all of frame and generally
dirty. They are generally stores below and lodging
houses above. The quality and neatness of these
improve as we near Empire, the Canal Zone town.
and the station. From the car window a neat street
with commissary, postoffice and attractive com-
mission houses on either side leads its flat, level
course to the base of the hill on which stands the
Disbursing Office of the Zone and many pretty cot-
tages. On our left rises most precipitously a hill
which has the Central Division offices and other
American homes on its slopes and crest.
It is only a short run from here to Culebra with
its many cottages and commission houses and
offices adorning the slopes of the big hill through
which the cut is made. Here is the Administra-
tion Building and the home of the Chief Engineer.
From here on into Panama, rolling hills decorated by
scattering palms form the scenery. The ride grows
more fascinating.
None of the time are we free from the rumble of
machinery or the maze of construction which tells
the story of a great work in progress. At Pedro
Miguel we look down upon the first Pacific locks,
with rising walls of concrete such as we left at Ga-
ton. Far below us, along side the locks, are the
tracks of the old Panama railroad for we have now
left the old main line for the new re-location which
is safely above the canal. At Miraflores are more
locks.
We seem to have come out upon breathing space
again and though we cannot see it yet, we begin
to sense the nearness of the Pacific. Rolling hills
with palm groves meet our eye on every side. Far
on our right forest-girt mountains, surrounded by a
blue haze, greet our eyes. We have passed through
a concrete tunnel a quarter of a mile long and come
out with only a short run into Panama city. Coro-
zal is our last stop before we enter the chief city of
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All Colon is sleeping quiet,
Everything is calm and still;
The silvery moon has risen
O'er fair Marguerita's hill.
Lowly cabins are painted
With the moonbeam's magic white,
And all the town is hallowed
With the glory of the night.
A breeze is gently blowing,
Whispering secrets to the palms,
And they in turn make answer
With a rustle soft.and calm.
The Carribean lies silent,
The surface blue and grand.
And the beauty of the water
Is in keeping with the land.
The moonlight on the water
Makes a path of purest gold,
The waves are softly murmuring
Stories of the days of old.
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New York, Juy 14, 1908.
Dear Mary:-
This letter is the bearer of sad news. Fath-
er has received his position in the Canal Zone and
I am so blue about it. We leave July 18th and I
am very sorry you are not in the city to see us off.


It seems dreadful to be going to Panama. Every-
body says its a wilderness, that there's only a few
Americans there and that we'll die of yellow fever.
And to think, Mary. the fashion books will always
be a month late! I certainly wish we weren't going.
Do write me often for that will be the only com-
fort I have. Imagine me, if you can, living in a
wilderness after sixteen years in New York.
I will write you from Panama.
Your friend,
Emma Stubner.
Gatun, C. Z., Dec. 6th. 1910.
Dear Mary:-
I do wish you were down here to spend the
holiday season with us! It will be one round of
festivities with parties, entertainments, athletic
contests and what not. We are to start the merry
Yule Tide season with a monster entertainment at
the club house by the school children. While it's
by the little folks, we older ones have our share in
it and all the grown ups are interested, too.
And speaking of school children that reminds
me that I want you to know what a dandy high
school we have. We do work which measures up
to the best standards in the States and at the same
time have the things which make high school inter-
esting. We have athletic teams, a school paper,
school entertainments and most of all the things
you boast of at home. The. high school for all the
Zone is here at Gatun and is delightfully located.
All of this reminds me that I wish to take back
what I said two years ago about Panama being a
wilderness. On the contrary. it is--but what's
the use triyng to tell you. You'll simply have to
be here to appreciate it all.
Yours Truly,
Emma Stubner.


Hey there! Old Cris (Cris Kringle, I mean):- The teachers want me to make a noise so I need
Please don't think I am a very selfish boy but I those things badly. I have been a good little boy;
do want so many things,-some whistles, rattles some month real soon I am going to get A in school
without paint on them (the sanitary regulations are spirit.
strict down here), a chu chu train, a drum, a pair Your own little,
of bones, any old thing that will make a noise. Artie Vice.


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Dear Santa:-
Please send me a lot of bandages and court plas-
ter. I need them on account of my motor cycle.
Also, all of us boys want you to send us a toy bas-
ket ball team so we can win a game from it.
Cornie J.
Most Worthy and Omnipotent Saint Nicholas:-
Toys are not made for Boston Boys so I want
some nice story books like Gibben's "Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire" and Milton's "Para-
dise Lost."
Sincerely,
Arthur Howard.

Dearest Santy:-
There has been an awful long time that I have
been longing for a large green raincoat with lots of
brass buttons. I know that you will bring it to me
if you know how much I will need it next year to
come back at night in the mist and rair from re-
hearsing our new school play. If my stocking is
not large enough put it at the foot of my little cra-
dle. Your little boy,
Bobbie.
Dear Santa Claus:
I am a good boy and study very hard and as I
have heard that you have such a wonderful supply
of presents I am sure that you will put in my stock-
ing a little present which I have been trying for a
year to get. That is a bottle of little pills; each
pill a geometry proposition and when taken before
the lesson acts wonderfully on the brain.
Lots of love,
Dan.


Dear St. Nicholas:
I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines
and to ask after your health, and please bring me
an air ship and some blue socks and please arrange
it with my papa for me to leave school and get me
a job. Billie William Bill.

Dear Santa:
Will you kindly put in my stockings a pair of
arms so that I might get ahead of those other boys
in the train when it comes to waving at Mamie.
Your little boy, Warrent.

Most Loving Santa Claus:
I am a very good boy and thinking that you might
forget me I am writing you this letter to tell you
that my little stocking will be waiting at the foot
of my bed and I want you to put in it all that you
can spare and a little more. Put the toys on the
floor if you can find no other place and I will be
careful not to walk on them.
Your loving little Sid.

Dear Santa:
I don't want very much, but I am just crazy for
a pretty doll with light curly hair, blue eyes and
rosy cheeks, also a little trunk with pretty clothes
including a pink silk dress and hat: also a doll ba-
by carriage and some toys made only for perfect lit-
tle gentlemen.
Your good little boy John.







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THE NEW BUILDING


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SCIENCE.
To thle science course this year is added the great
boon of a laboratory for work in Physics and Botany.
This well equipped workshop is.of value,also,to the
course in Physical Geography, but that study is al-
ready amply facilitated by the wonderful natural
laboratory around us. With two oceans, easy of
access, marvelous cloud formations, all the inter-
esting land forms with every kind of erosion except
glacial, the Physical Geography student has little
to wish for in the way of practical illustrations.
The Physics course attempts to show the main
laws of the physical universe and their application.


With the greatest construction work of the ages
going on around us, this viewpoint is more readily
comprehended by the student here than elsewhere.
Probably no community anywhere can show such
variety of application of Physics as can the Canal
Zone.
The course in Botany takes up the fundamentals
of plant structure with the microscope but deals
principally with the great economic value of some
of the leading plant forms. The cocoanut palm
stands in a foremost rank with all the plants of the
world when it comes to economic value. Perhaps
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the Isthmus is the extensive growth of tropical
plants that have right of way and are putting up a
vigorous battle for their right of existence. With
a memory of the abundance of plants we have to
set out in our plans for conservation at home. this
profusion of growth makes us feel like children in a
fairy land. Much of our work will consist, during
the dry season, in the identifying of plant forms
new to us.

MATHEMATICS.
The Mathematics course this year begins with
the elusive Algebraic "X" which the freshman
meets on his first day and includes an acquaintance
with certain sines, tangents and secants which
haunt the dreams of sedate seniors. The course for
the four years includes a year and a half of Alge-
bra, a year of Plane Geometry, a semester in Solid
Geometry, and, this year, a course in Trigonometry
for Seniors.
HISTORY.
The History course includes a year of Ancient
history for Sophomores, a year of Medieval and
Modern History for Juniors ana a year of English
history for Seniors. The last half of the freshman
year is devoted to a study of Civil Government.
Instead of being a handicap, the absence from local
government forms is an advantage down here. All
sections of the country are'represented so the New
Englander talks entertainingly of his "town" meet-
ing while the Westerner recounts the advantages
of his county and township system, laid off in
neat squares by government survey.
Maps, charts and reports form no small part of
the work in history.

ENGLISH.
Last year the English work was greatly handicap-
ped by the late consolidation of the high school and
the lack of uniformity of the previous work of the
students. But this year, with last years work as a
basis we are working out a regular outline and hope
by the end of their course to have inspired the
children with a love and appreciation for the clas-
sics, which will make them desirous of reading all
of the great works of literature both in school and
out. To gbin the love of good literature we must
be able to express our thoughts clearly, to think
logically and to know the good elements of writing
from the bad. This can only be accomplished by


writing and to write we must know technical forms.
These we are gaining a detailed study of narration,
description, exposition and argumentation. 'In the
first year we are making a careful study of narra-
tion, and of the following classics-Ivanhoe, Lady
of the Lake, Julius Caesar, Vision of Sir Launfal
and "Sohrab and Rustum."
The second year of English work consists of the
study of description of all kinds and the best
methods of writing good descriptions. A study of
Tennyson's Idylls of the King, Vicar of Wakefield,
Silas Marner, Merchant of Venice and Irvings Life
of Goldsmith will be the work in literature for the
year.
Third year. In this course we will study expo-
sition primarily, but some little time will be spent
on argumentation, The classics-will be-Macbeth,
Milton's Minor Poems, Macauley's Life of Milton,
Burki's Speech on Conciliation.
English 4 The seniors are studying English
Literature, Mr. Lang's book as the text and reading
--Boewulf Chaucers Prologue to the Canterbury
Tales, Spencer's Faerie Queen. Shakespeare's
Hamlec and Lear, Bacon's Essays, Miltons Paradise
Lost, Btnyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
Addison's Sir Roger de Coverly Papers besides a
rather cursory study of English poetry from the
thirteenth century to the present time.

LANGUAGE.
In the Department of Language, four courses are
offered, four years of Latin, two years of German,
two of French and two of Spanish.
Owing to the advantages which are generally ad-
mitted to result from the study of Latin, this lan-
guage is requried of all Freshmen. Latin strength-
ens the memory, develops the reasoning faculty
and the power of discrimination. In addition to
this mental discipline, the study of Latin gives one
the ability to acquire rapidly the modern languages,
especially the Romanic which is so closely: related
to the Latin. Then also, it insures a greater ease
in acquiring a scientific vocabulary.
Although these advantages justify the study of
Latin. yet the first aim of any teacher of the clas-
sics should be to give his students the ability to
read the Roman masterpieces and that, with ap-
preciation. As some one has said, "The student
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of Ritschl," Lesen viel lesen, mehr lesen."
The youthful Heine said that the reason the Ro-
mans conquered the world was because they didn't
have to learn Latin. Heine evidently had the same
feeling of one who said that boys and girls should
not know what is before them when they begin the
study of Latin, for only the sublime courage of ig-
norance could sustain them through the task. Now
there is no reason why one should not develop the
ability to read the classics with a certain degree of
ease. We have as proof of this. the English and
,German boys who, after four or five years of the
study of Latin, read the simpler classics at sight


and surely the American boy can do as much.
The second year's work-includes four books of
Caesar's Gallic War and Prose Composition based
on the same. The third year, six orations of Cic-
ero and Prose Composition. The fourth year, six
books 'of Virgil's Aeneid.
In the German course, the first year is spent in
the thorough study of the Grammar together with
easy reading. In the sceond year, more advanced
reading and Prose composition make up the course.
In the French and Spanish courses, the work is
along the same line as that of the German with as
much conversation introduced as possible.


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a ATHLETICS


With the exception of one member, the basket-
ball team of last year is in the States, the former
members attending schools and colleges there, no
doubt playing on basket ball squaas in their re-
spective places. Undaunted by this loss, the Ath-
letic Association reorganized this year. electing
Cornelius Jadwin president and laying plans for a
new team. An arrangement between the Division
of Schools and Y. M. C. A. has enabled the boys
to use the Gatun gymnasium two mornings in the
week while the girls have access to the floor one
morning a week.
The lack of a suitable place in hilly Gatun for a
baseball diamond has forced the boys to devote
their sole attention in athletics to basketball. Lat-
er on, however, track work is to be the order and
indoor baseball may be played. Mr. Carr has been
coaching the boys in basketball while the girls have
been under Miss Hawley.


The scholarship requirement regarding the elegibil-
ity of members still holds good so that some
months it has been hard to get out a full squad-a
condition which may be remedied by hard study in
Jaunary and February. Games are scheduled with
the Panamanian University, and several of the. Ju-
nior Y. M. C. A. teams.
The Sopohmores defeated the freshmen in De-
cember after a hard tussle, although they gave the
first year a handicap of ten points. On December
22nd, the high school team, which was seriously
crippled by the absence of three regular men, lost
to the strong Working Boys' team of Cristobal Y.
M. C. A. We are going to beat them with the
regular team later on.
A dozen girls turn out regularly for athletics.
They have played some basketball and are organiz-
ing an indoor baseball team.


I News from Former Students I


Students and faculty of the high school have
been gratified more than once this year by news
from former students, now in the States, to the
effect that they have received full credit for work
done in the C. Z. H. S. Thorndyke Seville, who
formerly attended the Canal Zone schools is a
freshmen in Harvard, having passed his entrance
examinations without difficulty. Miss Charlotte
Jadwin is in Wheaton Academy. Albert Smith
and Franklin Johnson, two former baksetball play-
ers on the high school team, are likely to try out
this winter on the teams in their respective schools
Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania and Wash-
ington High in Portland, Ore. Carl Naylor, another
member of the basketball team, is in Shortridge
High in Indianapolis. Miss May Johnson is a se-
nior at Washington H. S. in Portland, and Miss


Annabelle Burk is attending the Academy at Cham-
pdign, Ill.
Good news of others who have gone to the States
has also been received. As proof that the C. Z.
H. S. receives well prepared freshmen from the 8th
grades over the Zone, Miss Louise Watson of the 8th
grade at Empire, passed the best entrance exami-
nation that had been passed in several years in the
high school which she entered in Washington. D. C,
Bits of news from two former students, may be of
interest:

Indianapolis, Indiana, Dec. 6, 1910.
Dear Mr. Carr:-
I am sorry I did not get to see you in Indi-
anapolis this fall. How is the old high school?
Did they change the location of the building? I
hope the school is still progressing nicely. Give
my best to the teachers who taught while I was
there and to the old pupils.
I entered Shortridge in September and received
all my credits. I still play basketball and am for-
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lish another paper this year? We publish a daily
paper of four pages -The Echo.
Hoping to hear from you many times, I am
Yours Truly,
Carl Naylor.

Portland Oregon, Nov. 20th. 1910.
Dear Mr. Carr: -
I received the pins the other day and they are
fine, aren't they. even if they were late. We made
a fine trip up, stopped at all the Central American
ports and two in Mexico. We stayed a week in
Frisco but did not enjoy it much as it was so cold
and windy. It had a Chicago day in March beat
forty ways.
We all, May, Victor and myself started to the
Washington high school on September 12th. May
made her senior year and I my junior all right


and Victor is a freshman. We are all doing fine.
There are three high schools in Portland and these
three together with Portland Academy, Columbia
University and Vancouver High have formed a
league for all kinds of sport. Washington has won
the last three football championships and stands a
good chance to win this one.
Basketball practice starts next week and then I
will see what I can do. I have been practicing in
the Y. M. C. A. so am in good condition. I will
likely try for the team.
With best regards,
Franklin Johnson.
Another student of last year, John Bergin, is in
school in New Mexico and is doing the equivalent
of Sohpomore work, which from his high scholarship
last year as first year student we all know 'he can
ably do.


The Wanderings of a Junior
MYRTLE LINDERSMITH '12
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A drowsy Junior lay in a snow white bed in the
hospital with a temperature of one hundred six and
four fifths. The ward doctor said he was in a rath-
er bad condition and would have to quit school. Of
course he resented this, especially since it was the
C. Z. H. S. and. now, just when he had made such
a good impression on the teacher in-Oh, how his
knees ached and how ever did he become cramped
into such a small space?
Tragediesl He felt himself falling-down-fall-
ing down and crash! The rickety old wheel barrow
had collapsed and sent him sprawling in the street
He mutterd something in Fiench for not realizing
such would happen when it was only words in com-
position. As he lay there enjoying the ease of
plenty of space, his thoughts turned to Physics.
If density was equal to the number of pounds to
one cubic foot, he reasoned that some people must
be awfully dense. Such was the case with him he
confessed, thinking of attic bees in the history of
Greece, swarming in a garret.
His density refused to move when he spied a
team approaching, the which stopped and President


Taft piled out, who had been on his way to a recep-
tion in Paradise. With gruff directions from a fel-
low-who wore a long white apron without sleeves
and tied in the back-to save the pieces, one took
him by the toes and the other by the hair. Either
thinking of his report card or deceived by his own
eyes, he imagined he saw a red cross and was en-
route to what he understood to be a Red Cross Am-
bulance. He jumped at the conclusion that that
short-in-the-grain professional had been a "med
ico," so well known in the Canal Zone Dispensaries.
He landed in a right angle and when he recover-
ed himself, he found himself in the company of the
"Ne'er Do Well" who gave him a look better suited
for a "No-speake-de-Engles" policeman.
The driver cracked his whip and they lunged for-
ward. Dizzy, was he? Only upset and feeling like
an inscribed merry go round.
Surely this was not solid earth beneath them.
It felt more like the water of the Carribbean. An-
other lunge and-Ah, now he knows. They are
traveling through the air at a terrific space and this
is a brake! Is he dreaming or has he lost his
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covered seats on each side a driver up in front,
wearing a blue suit. dotted with silver buttons,
some of which are lost and a silver plate on the
peak of his cap engraved in a handsome word in
Latin. At this discovery a sense of pride swelled
in his bosom, such as he had experienced before,
after having finished a difficult quadratic in alge-
bra.
Just at that instant the driver turned around
and said, "If there's anybody absent, hold up you
hand," and the hand of "Ne'er Do Well' flew up
with a flourish. The Junior breathed a sigh of
thanksgiving at this.
For the first time he noticed the horses, which
were beautiful white winged mules, which drew the
endeared chariot over cotton clouds or swooped
down between them. Their harness was solid brass
studded with diamonds similar to those found in
Culebra Cut, and white plumes waved at their ears
which had been imported from the Ancon chicken
yards.
For some reason or other everything began to
grow pink, the air rosy and the driver's suit turned
purple. "It must be Mother Earth," he surmised,
"burning back there to a cinder," and rays of fire
gleamed behind and shot up in the third time mo-
tion. Then his thoughts turned to home and the
friends that would perish. Bitterly he recalled Ed-
win who was to be a nurse: Jimmie Seizer, a gen-
eral and establish a world wide empire; the shep-
ard of Angles--angles-that every evening at the
usual hour told his tale; and Orphalia of Troy that


could make a mountain move with her singing and
music of the strings. But he ought to be thankful
he were not one of them, so hInce, loathed Melan-
choly. He turned his head and saw faces in the
stars that formed the constellation of Pauline.
They recognized him and called out. "Get a cake of
soap! Just covered with cinders! Is it on straight?"
Before he could utter a sound, a hoarse voice
blurted out, "Close your windows," and his ears
caught a strain of a song, in which he recognized
the voices of the Freshmen singing.:
"Scotland's burning, Scotland's burning
Look out! Look out!
Fire! Fire! Fire!
The brake struck something hard just as the song
ended and the mystified third year looked out to see
that they were on top of Ancon hill. It was still
very bright and he could see that they were in a
grove of banana palms, rare specimens in the
science of tropical botany. resembling palms but
bearing bananas instead of cocoanuts. At the base
of the hill he could distinguish the little town of
Frijelos, noted for its sale of that fruit and on the
other side, he beheld -not that burning earth-but
the full moon rising in all her glory over the Hotel
Tiveli and throwing her beams in silver tints over
the earth.
He was dazzled for an instant and closed his
eyes which only fluttered when he tried to open
them. When at last he succeeded he was blinded
by an electric light glaring into his face. Two
nurses were leaning over him, one holding him fast
and the other counting his pulse. A doctor, stand-
ing by, calmly gazed on and growled, "Sevepty
five more grains of liquid quinine and soft diet."


A PRO
JEAN J

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PHECY
ERVEY


Seated one night by my fire I was reading a fad-- blood froze in my veins; a ghostly
ed copy ol the Zonian. As I turned the yellow'-_ Tfiifilled the whole room seemed chok-
pages each familiar name brought a host of mem- i L my lWy breath ceased to come!
ories to my lonely mind and a great longing came After what seemed hours, a faint glow began to
into my heart to know something of the school"* glimmer in the inky silence, growing brighter and
mates of the Canal Zone High School. Coming as brighter till all the room was alight. From the
we did, from all parts of our great country, after farther side a bent old man, clad in flowing robe,
our school days we had scattered far and wide a- approached me. I tried to cry out, but my voice
cross the land. stuck in my throat.
Suddenly my light went out, leaving me in utter "Be not afraid." said he. "I come but to grant
darkness. A great dread'seized me: my heart stood your wish. Follow me."
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Compelled by some mysterious force, I arose and
followed my ghostly visitor up flights of stairs and
winding passages, twisting and turning, mounting
higher and higher until we reached the roof, far a-
bove the sleeping city.
Here the old man turned to me, placing a great
brass telescope within my trembling hand, and
saying:
"If you look through this magic glass, all your
friends will appear before you."
He vanished.
I raised the telescope to my eye and it turned
slowly in the direction of the city, pausing before a
great office building, across the front of which was
the sign: "Stubner, Suffragette Publisher.'' At the
same moment I saw a woman step from the door
way into the street, and, as she raised her hat in a
masculine manner to some passer by, I recognized
with difficulty, Emma Stubner. our old class editor.
The glass turned again, this time showing me a
large reception room. Near the door stood a tall,
slender figure, dressed in rich silk and jewels. As
she turned her elaborately coiffured head, something
about her struck me as familiar, and then it flashed
into my mind that this must be Helen Calkins who
had married a millionaire. Someone was speaking
to her and I listened with great interest to their
conversation.
"Who is the musician you promised we should
hear?" asked the guest.
"Lucy Partelle, an old school mate, who has
made quite a name for herself abroad. This is the
first time she has been to America for some years"
replied Helen.
The scene changed and a level stretch lay before
me. Up this came several motor cylces Close
together they swept up the road, one crossing the
tape but a second before the others. As the rider
stepped off his wheel, a great cheer of "Hurrah for
Jadwin" went up from the crowd, and a mysteri-
ous voice whispered into my ear, "He is making
his fortune by inventing a motor cycle which will
out speed any ever known before."
Again the glass shifted. A great canopy of can-
vass stretched above a crowd or people and many
signs proclaimed it to be "Delevante's World Fa-
mous Circus." The first attraction to greet my
eyes was the snake charmer, Miss Adeline Babbit.
After her, though I scarcely expected to see anoth-
er friend, came Edna Lindersmith as a lion tamer.
Another sudden shift of the glass and Arthur
Howard appeared as Justice of the Supreme Court.
I was much amazed as I had not known that he
meant to study law.
Now a school room supplanted the court room,
though justice was being administered here also.
Mildred Davis-I could harldy believe my eyes!-
stood before the class, grasping a small boy by one
hand while in the other she held a large ruler. She


was scolding him violently for writing notes and
talking, which, she informed the class, she never
did.
A street scene now showed through my magic
telescope. A crowd had gathered about a small
dark woman who talked excitedly and brandished
her umbrella at the heads of the people. Under the
queer. bonnet was a familiar face. Hazel Stuntz!
She looked fiercely uL une fashionably dressed wo-
man as she spoke. "While such as you stand in
our way, the cause wil never prosper! Man will
never believe a cr a L.re who bedecks herself as.
you, could ever become his equal! When I became
a suffragette, I vowed never to wear a new bonnet
until we won the day-and I've kept my promise.
0 vain and heedless woman!"
A white house set about with green lawn and
trees appeared. On the steps sat Corrine Brown-
ing, fanning herself with an apron and talking
aloud, "Well, since I became Matron of the old
Ladies' Home, I never saw such a day! Every one
was cross and the dinner burnt, and the water pipes
burst, and Arthur Vickery hasn't brought the gro-
ceries yet!"
At this moment a shuffling, bent man appeared
carrying a large basket. Corraine launched forth at
him. "When I gave you the position of janitor, I
knew you weren't worth it, but I did it out of regard
for an old friend. You had better be careful, Ar-
thur Vickery. or you will be out of a job again."
The scene again changes. As at the motor cycle
race, a great crowd had gathered but a large sign
announced that Miss Alma Wurdemann, the fa-
mous woman aviator, was about to make a flight.
After a few moments she appeared, wearing what
looked like leather armor and across tie back of her
head were two huge wing-like objects. She waited
for a breeze to catch these sails, then rose above
the heads of the mob and was soon lost to view. I
heard someone say that she had come to invent
this mode of flying in the following way: Walking
home from school one day, she had on a very large
hair ribbon. A strong wind was blowing, she was
lifted off her feet and carried some distance. This
led her to perfect her present plan after some years
of effort.
Ruth Hanna now appeared as a comic opera star.
To think of Ruth as an actress! The shock must
have unnerved me, for when John Maloney ap-
peared as a Mormon, weeping and wishing his
lovely red cheeks had been green instead so as not
have caused all the girls to love him, my hand
shook so that I dropped the telescope to the roof.
E'er I had seen the fate of Ruth Wilcox and Jean
Jervey, I felt myself borne by unseen hands down
the long flights and winding passage ways I had
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r 'I
L The Rainy Season

There are just two seasons at the Atlantic end of
the Zone, some one has said-a rainy and a wet.
When the wet was at its wettest in November and
December, the trials and tribulations of the Cristo-
bal students were numerous. Some student from
Ancon has declared it rains so much in Cristobal
that the people from there have web feet and croak
like frogs. However, the Cristobalites indignantly
deny this allegation and defy the "alligator."
Tne following sad chronicles are typical:
A high school lass, though not a fool
Wore off her Sunday hat to school;
But what a shower then did fall
And now she has no hat at all.
A freshman lad, a boy so gay
Put on his newest suit one day
Was caught in the rain, some how or other
And now it fits his little brother.
And so it was from day to day,
The clouds would come. and clouds would stay.
And then we'd have to beat the rain
To catch the bloomin' shuttle train.
(Limericks by Alice McClennan, '14.)


Theo:-Blessed is the girl who expects to be
nothing for she shall not be disappointed.
Ida:--Thou unassuming commonplace of nature.
Helen: -Meekness is not weakness.
Nellie:-What is a butterfly? At best
He's but a caterpillar drest;
The gaudy fop's his picture just.

Lucy:-Oh, shrine of the mighty, can it be that
this is all that is left of thee?
Alice:-The beauty of the flock.
Eva: None like her.

Harold:-He's all my fancy painted him; he's
lovely, he's divine.


Edwin:-Small of stature, but of quality su-
perfine.
Raymond:-The class intends giving him Emer-
son and Bender's Modern English Grammar for a
Christmas present.

Joe:-And still they gazed and still their won-
der grew, that one small head held all the gas he
blew.

Jim:-When land and goods are gone and spent,
then learning is most excellent.

Frank:-When ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be
wise.
Henry:-Mislike me not for my complexion, it
is the livery of the burnished sun.
William:-Willie has the will, but will he.


The Juniors.
1 Ruth Hackenburg.
'---------------------
Olga Faure
Happy am I, from care I'm free!
Why aren't they all contented like me?
Edith Stevens
Oh. keep me innocent, make others great,
Katherine Francis
Mine's not an idle cause.

Daniel Macneil
Beware of the fury of a patient man.

Robert Summerville
Give me a standing place and I will
move the world.

Mrytle Lindersmith
Great thoughts like great deeds, need
no trumpet.

Yeland Faure
I laugh for hope hath happy place for me.
If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.

Estelle Feuille
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The Sophomore Class.
Mildred Davis.
Our Sophomore class is brilliant,
Our Sophomore class is grand,
And far and wide we're noted
As the very best in the land.
First comes Miss Emma Stubner,
Our Editor in Chief.
That you'll never find her equal
Is our firm belief.
Jean Jervey, our beautiful writer,
From the sunny Southland came,
And we know that in the future
Her path will lead to fame
Ruth Wilcox and Arthur and Lucy
Are our musical trio grand;
And we're sure of victory in basket ball
When Cornelius is at hand
We must speak of Hazel and Alma,
And shy Ruth of golden hair;
Of blackeved Blanche and Helen Sweet,
And of Sidney, the debonair.
John Maloney, our bashful boy,
Is very afraid of the girls,
But Arthur Vickery, our artist,
Is alas! too fond of curls.
Then there is William and Edna.
And. best of all, Corrine,
And also Milrdred and Adaline,


SOME ANCON LIMERICKS.
We have a young lad named Russell
Who seldom is seen to hustle
With eyes like a lamp
And a cap like a stamp
His lessons he does tussle.
Our Dot is a gay little lass
She ranks well up in her class
She knows her good looks
And reads out of books


Who study more than is seen.
Altogether, our class is entrancing,
The best that could ever be,
And, if anyone doubts our word,
Just let them come and see.


Flood Time.
Y. M. Fanre
Every year at the end of the wet season we have
a great deal of rain, then the Chagres river over
flows its banks and causes a great deal of trouble.
The rains which fall along the line play but a small
part in the flood, it is the rains in the interior
which swell the river.
The Panama Railroad follows the Chagres for
several miles and people going on the trains every
day get interested in the rise and fall of the river.
Especially we who go to school, because we know
that we will miss school when the floods come and
that would be terrible.(?)
The river rises from forty to fifty feet.and even
more in twenty four hours, so that the people living
on its banks have to pack up and go to higher places.
Of course they are always notified in time. Then
the Panama Railroad cannot run. Now this is no
longer the case for they have a new road which is
much more elevated and runs along the banks of
the Gatun Lake, so that the floods will not inter-
fere any more with train travel.


E m ^0 A St U ra j ST
And never the teacher does sass.
Another gay lad called Gus
Stirs up a terrible fuss
All Jamaican Talk
He surely can mock
But never knows minus from plus.
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Miss Bowles:-Latin and Slang do not blend
well, nor continue long together. .
Miss Hawley:-Is the latest Delineator in?
Mr. Christopherson:-The root of the products is
*equal to the products of the roots.
Mr. Carr (in history)-Name a prominent feat-
ure of the Egypt of the Pharoahs.
Ruth Hanna:-rhe Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
NOTICE:-When an English class is told to bring
in an oral composition, woe unto him who leaves
it at home.
Willy:-Mr. Carr, I move the seats be enlarged.
Edna: -I second the motion.
Warren Mory, one of our genial Sophs, being
Latin American, is quite literal in his interpreta-
tion of English idioms. One day he read a sen-
tence which said the "horses were at large in the
pasture." It was a puzzler for Warren who had
learned from the dictionary that "large" means big,
grande. Recently he astounded the Latin class by
translating, "The Helvetians threw their feet at
Caesar."
Mr. Jennings: "The high school boys have 'mu-
sic in their souls' all right; it just hasn't come out
vet."
For what is February famous? Washington's
Birthday.
For what is it infamous? Mid-year examina-
tions.
Now that the dry season has arrived, the upper
classmen want to know if there are any more his-
tory trips, like Carr's Especially Conducted Tours
which the Juniors of last year were lucky enough
to get.
Dan MacNeil has discovered a new disease.
It is Examinitis and is a nervous disorder brought
on by the thoughts of an approaching test. It some-
times makes one too sick to come to school.
Mr. Christopherson: "I want the kids to cut
out this slang."


She's married now, but just before it happened,
Mr. Christopherson,was4v@,ry absent minded. One
day after passing Tabernilla where she taught the
little folks, he went down stairs at high school and
began to teach freshmen algebra to Miss Hawley's
Sophomore English class.
Miss Hawley:- What are Attic Bees?
Adeline:--Bees that live in an attic.
Miss Hawley:-Not quite; Arthur?
Arthur H.-The wise men of Athens.
Junior:-Two of our old teachers are in the
States this year, Mrs. Schreiber and Mrs. Gates.
Sophomore:-You're wrong: Mrs. Schreiber is in
the State of California, but Mrs. Gates is on the
Zone.
Junior:-Mrs. Gates is in the State of Bliss.
Raymond Morris wants Santa to bring him an
Emerson and Bender's English grammar.
Miss Hawley (at the Gatun Dispensary):-"How
much peroxide may I have?"
Pharmacist (looking at her hair)-"All you
need."
Visitation is the process by which your last
year's teacher finds out how much you have for-
gotten.
Mr. Carr:-"We will now pass out to the side of
the school building facing New York to have our
picture taken."
There is a young Freshman named Reese
Who scarcely his smiling can cease;
But for an exam
Oh. how he will cram
To have on life a new lease.
The class in hatology wants to know:
Why the principal doesn't wear his new Panama
hat.
Why Mr. Christopherson has no hat.
Where Miss Hawley got her picture hat.
Where Miss Bogner found hers.
How many hats Miss Bowles has.


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THE ZONIAN Pllblislud By CANAL ZONE HIGH SCHOOL GATUN, PANAMA JANUAR Y, 1911 WARE & GREENE, P r i n ters, Hoachda l e Indiana U S. A

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THE ZONIAN VOL. II CANAL ZONE HIGH SCHOOL JANUARY 1911. No.1 '.rI-IE S'.rAFl<"" r>.1 AHG I I Editor-In-Chie f ROBERT '12 Business Managel' COUNELTUS JAIlWIN) I X Athletics r Volume II, No.1."""" _______ B_)_._T_h e E '_d_.'_ o r h _._ C_h_i_e_r. ____ It is most fitting that tbis issue of the Zonian sho uld be the fir s t of a New Volume. The opening o f th e schoo l year fou nd us comfortabl y ensconced in our Dew building in Gatun-ODe of t h e best looking buildings in the Cana l Zone, well t;Quippect lig ht roomy and cool. Being a bit nearer tt e center of tbings than the old high school at tte Atlantic terminus, it ha s the added advantage (f convenience for those students from "up tbe line." The establishing of a shuttl e train se r vice, which we are vain enough to think was done for the esoecial convenien ce of the high schoo l. makes it ea-sy for the Cristobal students to get to and from school sessions. Now instead of apologizing for any sins of omission we might commit in a noisy. stuffy building in tropi ca l Cri s tobal, we can on l y say we a r e in Dosition to do excellent work in our n ew location-which i s equally tropical 'but with the comfort that comes in the tropics fr om a constant breeze and quiet surroundings. Th e only draw back which still eXIsts, and i t is one which cannot be r e moved if we would have tbe advantages of a :rea l school in t h e Zone. is the long train rid e which 'some of the students have to take dail y This' has been partly r emedied by the establi s hment of a branch of t h e high schoo l at Ancoll where the first year students from the Pacific side their freshma n wor k under Miss Daniels. From past experience with that thorough teacher, most CLASS ED['l'OHS )!.-I.HJA ELISE .JOHNSON L1NDEHSM]'PH EMMA S'J 'UBNER FAYE A .LLEN 'Il 1 2 1 3 1 4 of u s k now that the said f reshmen will be we ll prepared when they come down to Gatun as Sophomo res next year. We take this occasi on to gree t 0 1lT facult y. all of whom are new this year except our principal. Mr. Carr and Miss Daniel s who i s in charge of the Ancon freshmen, La s t year we felt that. desoit e difficulties. we were do in g a high standard of work. Now, we .know we are, f r om the experi e nr.e o f last year students who went to the States this year to enter and preparatorv schoo l s In every instance they recei ved full credit for work done i n the. Canal Zone Hig h School. Possibly the advantage of small classes helps to overcome the disadvantages w e have to expect in our a rrangement of schooling. At a ll event s we a r e getting there when it comes to high schoo l credits! Th e unsettl ed condition of things in the Canal Zone, a condition which means a tra n s fer to another town. a vacation in the Mates or what n o t at most any ti m e, is always a drawback tn schoo l ing h e r e. However, i n the h i g h sch ool, we have larll e l v overcome this by our school spirit which schoo l an important factor ill all our plans. If the consolidation of a ll the small high schoo l s into on e last year, marked a new era in the Zone schoo l s, the new location at G atun with its branch at Ancon certainly marks another e ra year, I t is indeed fitting that the first issue of the Zonian this year should be the initial number of Volume II.

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THE ZONIAN 7 Social Life in the Zone. .. ___ __ E _I_i._ e_J_O h n _ o n ' l l ____ A great m a ny people in tbe States-l might even say the majority-have an idea the Can a l Zon e contains a f e w Americ a ns who are stolidly on Can a l a re crudel y situated in a surrounding of semi-civilized natives a nd are without social r e laxa t i on, what soe v e r Such people se e m to persist in this idea until they have some friend who comes to tbe I sthmus a nd tells them out of personal ex periences that th e conditions are very different. It i s hard for the m to b e li ev e, even then. tha t there is r ea liy a socia l liCe for eve rybod y, the school gir l s and boy s as well as the "grow n ups." or course, during the w inter months the r e i s Dot so much social di ve r s i o n for "school children". f o r w e a re b a rd a t work then. Even the sc bool year. h o w eve r, i s sprinkl ed with a f ew holid ays, which, bec a u se the y r ese mble our longer vaca tion in the summer. both soc ially a nd climatically, a r e season s of muc h e njoyment for Zone school people. But it i s the summer seaso n which brings u s a good time we would not trade off to our co u s in s in th e Sta t es e v e n if tha t were po ssible. Th ere is one entertainment after a noth er-dinners l un ch eo n s, parties. receptions. numerous excurs i o n s to p l aces of interest s u c h as Old Panama, F o rt San Lorenzo, Porto B e ll o a nd Crueces. Th e r e a r e l ove ly r oa d s f o r horse back ri d ing, spl e ndid g r ass a nd concrete tennis courts a nd so m e gou link s. Bathing beaches o n both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans make possible g l orious times in th e s urf at s uch places as T e rr e Point, T aboga Las Saban as and Col o n B eac h Durin!! the su mm e r s tud ents fro m the l a r ges t and un iversiti es in the Stotes spend thei r vacations on the Zone. Th e y pr e fer the I sthmus t o the r esor t s and watering p l aces in Uncle Sam's own land Th e r e a r e n ea rly a lways several naval offic e r s here as WHr s hips of all countries a r e constantly s toppin g a t Colon a nd P a nam a. ++++++++ ______ ___ _______ ] H elen Culkin A Sopbomor e had a dream one night About Caesar's Gallic W a r. He sa w his old friend light the fights He'd studied so har d before He went to battl e with : Caesa r And rode behind on his horse When ]o! A voice was h ea rd to say "What's 'indirect discourse!'" The obedient pupi l raise d his h a nd But Caesa r had called The cbief s of all the L atin c lasses To talk about the weather. He was helping the Aedui carry g r a in. To Caesar in large sacks Whe n a sa ucy flee a waken e d him Playing hop sco tch on his b ac k ++++++++ --J, There a r e miIJions of dolJars worth of old m a c hin ery rusting (lway in the jung l es of th e Isthmus. This mac hinery was brought to the I sthmus by th e Frenc h company that tried to bui l d th e Panama Can a l in 1879. The chief engi n ee r of this compan y was D e Le sseps who built th e Su ez Canal. Th e compan y starte d work on the Pana m a Cana l in 1880, but graft and fev er put an end to their effo rt s. Prob ab ly they wou l d have been s u ccess ful if they h a d known about the yellow fever m osquito and if 'they had b een more sanitary. In 1893 there was an investigation in Paris that un cove r e d a l a rge amo unt o f graf t. This investi.l!ation caused severa] s u i c id es and D e L esseps. h i s son Charles and M. Eilf el, who built the E ilf e l T ower, were sente nced to prison. D e L essejJs was not put in pris on because he was v e ry old a nd th e graft was more or less forced UDon him. Th e other two h a d a great deal to do with the g r af t. The French a b a nd o ned the work. l eavi n g all th ei r loco motives. cars, cranes, excavators, dredges and practically everything. Th e dredges we re mad e in the United States but most of th e machinery was made in Belgium a nd France. Some of the dre d ges are f ou n d hack in the jungl e on small lake s a n d rivers that happened to be in the line o [ the canal. It i s kn own that the Fr e nch ca rri ed the dredges in pieces inl a nd and the n put them t ogether to work their way out to

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8 TIlE ZONIAN the oceans on either side of the Isthmus. The locomotives cars and cranes are piled up along the Panama Railroad. Most of these are so overgrown with shrubhery that one would hardly take them for machinery. The United States has made use of a number of cranes, locomotives and old ladder dredges. What the government has not been able to use on the canal, it has sold for scrap iron. The bronze medals that are given to all canal empl oy e e s (on the gold pay roll) who have worked for a period of two years on the canal. are made out of brass and copper steam pipes on old engines. The United States paid the French forty millions of dollars for the machinery whil e the total sum that the French spent on the canal was two hundred an(j sixty three million dollars. ( Song of the Sophomores. _________ c_o_r_r_h_,e_B __ _________ (Note to Freshmen: Take this home and try it over on your graphopllone.) Do you think that YOIi can beat us? Do YOll think you're in the fight? Do you think you can defeat us, With our colors fair and bright? There are others who have tried it There are others who have failed, If you think you can defeat us. Why don't you try, why don't you try? From Gatun to Panama by Rail. By CATHERINE FRANCIS (The train ride d forty miles each way every school dav which some of us take, rather tiresome. but the trip is not after a ll. It is fascinating to one taking it for the first time. ) Looking out of the window on the right as the train leaves Gatun, one sees the massive cement structure and maze of construction which are to be Gatun locks and dam when completed. Then the train passes over Gatun Lake, a great artificial body in process of formation by the damming up of the Chagres ri ver whose muddy course can still be discerned in the man-made lake. The tropical forest with trees quite tall and of wiry trunks, the whole overgrown with vegetation, can be seen on the hills which form the background for the lake. The exoanse of water ends and the trees come close to the tracks. them an occasional hamlet peeping out, a village-of one-room negro huts. built on blocks to keep out the water. We are now in the blac k swamp whose name does not convey the dismal gioom which the place. The train slows down for the earth is soft and soggy. Trainmen and regular passengers alike, will be truJy glad when the re-Iocation of the Panama Rail"road is ready for service and this bottomless swamp is no longer a part of the railroad right-of -way. The feeling of uncertainty which the swamp always brings is mingled with one of fascination. Here it is that the dense, wild undergrowth of the jungle comes almost inside the car. Its atmosphere permeates one. Every form of tropical growth that flourishes in the wet is seen. Clusters of mauve colored flowers peep out invitingly as though to lure one into the unsafe bogs and mire of the swamp. Huge palms rise occasionally beside us while the plantain-like banana tree is ever present. Even wild sugar cane flourishes in a'1 occasional cane-brake and among it a bird with notes like a pewee makes a lonesome noise. There comes a clearing beside. the river which is brightened by a few frame shacks with negroes on the porches. The roofs are palm thatched. The river makes its way through the g lade with difficulty sluggishly carrying its brown. muddy water. A long freight train with loaded dirt cars from the cut. bound for the dam at Gatun, rushes by to remind us that the most wideawake nation in the world is building a canal on the Isthmus. After this we lanse once more into our tropical jungle mood. Orchids hang heavily from the trees, their green leaves forming striking contrast to the dead foliage of the giant from which they are supsended in parasitic luxury. Even in this dense jungle there are negro or native huts at intervals. Out of the tropical fastness the train sweens Dast a cluster of white-washed frame huts and parallels the Chagres river which is very muddy at this noint and has on its near bank a brick tower with instrument called a fluviograph to register the rise and fall of the turbulent stream hours before it gets on its wild rampage of high water. Again the jungle closes round with an occasional path leading into it which temnts one sorely. When the train slows down multicolored butterflies flit about from morning glory to blue mint or upon a yellow flower one sees sometimes. We come suddenly out upon an Amreican station with a picturesque mixture of native and

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THE ZONIAN 9 American settlements though the two kinds are rarely very close together. The negro hovels are set upon piles with their porches often decorated with the family's simple wash which incongruously shares the space with. a sewing machine. The commission homes are here too. blue black in color. all of them, and with the typical overhanging roof and watenhed. The station he::-e is a n old green painted one, much like some in the States. At each of these smalle r st.ations, as a rule, the newer American buildings are on one s id e and the native and negro dwellings on the other. We have reached the Tabernilla now and instead of the Cbarges river we see on our left the evidences of mon's great work in the path of the canal. It sweeps on before us so that a stretch of the imagination gives us an id ea of how it will look when the big task is done, Our trai n crosses the Chagres and ascends the wide valley. New life seems to permeate the car; we Are once more in the atmosphere of "CoIlstliction" which is ever p r esent near the actual working on the canal. We are getting into the hills as is evidenced the slopes all either side garbed with foliage and topped by pa lm trees. Sometimes .the forest seems flat and the co lor s not very harmoniolls. Across the river, now on our left, li es an old French dredge, overgrown with weeds and hal[ huried with sediment, a si lent reminder of tile colossal failure o f which the hills are mnde, Through Obispe. N"tachin (Dead Chinaman) and Las Cascades we pass in rapid succession. Near Cascades can be see n piles of old French machinery while. forming a striking contrast to it. are tbe orderly round houses of the commission dirt train enCascades is the "clearing house" for dirt trains in the elaborat e system of the dirt from the cut. From here to Empire a sp lendid road run s along-side the tracks. Our first introduction to Empire is a string of nati ve huts, then some st Jres, mostly Chinese, and a few two story houses. all of frame and generally dirty. They are genera1iy stores below and lodging houses above. The quality and neatness of these improve as we near Empire, the Can a l Zone town. and the station. From the car window a neat street with commissary, postoffice a nd attractive commission houses on eithe r side leads its flat, l evel course to the base of the hi 11 on which stands the Disbursing Office of the Zone and many pretty cot tages. On our left rises most precipitously a hill which has the Central Division offices and other Ameri can homes on its slopes and c r est. It is on l y a short run from here to Culebra with its many cottages and comm ission houses and otfices adorning the s l opes of the big hill through which the cut is made. Here is the Administration Building and the home of the Chief Engineer, From h ere on into Panama, rolling hills decorated by former days. And now we are at Gorgono, the largest plac e scattering palms form the sce n e ry, The ride grows more fascinating. since we left Gatun. Its neat Commission houses adorn the tops and s lope s o f its hill s. The railway station and commissary come close down to the tracks on the right w hil e on the left rises a ste'ep slope with the l arge Y. M C. A. c lub hOllse fit its crest. Near Gorgona i s a hill from wh ich both oceans Gall be seen all a clenl' dflY Through more bits of somewhat tiresome jungle scenery interspersed with busy looking Zone towns we pass until the great Cul ebra Cut first appears at Bas Obispe. Here the side of the great cut look s like a massive stone wilii. Looking down in the panorama of the "Cut" which runs parallel with us, we can see the many steam shovels, drills i:tnd locomotives appearing only half their real size because of their distance in the bottom of the cut. There ariess dust and smoke, the rattle and rumble of machinery, punctuated at times with the splitting roar of blasts as they tear into pieces the of NOlle of the time are we free from the rumble of machinery or the maze of construction which tells the story of a work in progress, At Pedro M i guel we look down U90n the first Pacific locks, with rising walls of concrete such as we left at Ga ton. Far below us, a l ong side the locks, are the tracks of the old Panama railroad for we have now left the old main line for the new re-Iocation which is safe l y above the canal. At Miraftores are more lock s, We seem to have come out upon breathing space again and though we cannot see it yet, we begin to sense the nearness of the Pacific. Rol1inl! hills with palm groves meet our eye on every Far our right forest-girt mountains, surrounded by a blue haze. our eyes. We have passed through a concrete tunnel a quarter of a mile long and corne out with only a short run into Panama city. Corozal i s our last stop oefore we enter the chief ci ty of the Republic.

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-----\ -------'//-",He WHAT THE ANCIENT HISTORY STUDENT DREAMED.

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THE ZONIAN 11 L-____ __ o o n_II_.g l _lt __ in __ c o_I_O I_l. _____ ] Mildred Duvis. All Colon is sleeping quiet, Everything is ca l m ami still; The sil very moon has risen O'er fair Marguerita's hill. Lowly cabins are painted With the moonbeam's magic white, And all the town is hallowed With the glory of the night. A breeze is gent l y blowing, Whispering secrets to the palms, And they in turn make answer With a rustle soft .and calm The Carribean lies silent, The surface blue and grand. And the beaut y of the water Is in ke e ping with the land. The moonlight on the water M a ke s a path of purest gold. The waves are softly murmurin g Stories of the day s of old. ++++++++ I Before and After. I '-J New York. Juy 14, 1908. Dear Man': -This letter b:; the bearer of sad news. Fathe r has received his position in th e Canal Zone and I am so blue about it. We l eave Jul y 18th and I am very sorry YOU are not in th e city to see us off. Hey there! Old Cris (Cris Kringle, I mean): P l ease don't think I am a very selfish boy but I do want so many things.-some whistles, rattles It seems dreadfu l to be going to Panama. Evervbody says its a wilderness, that there's only a few Americans there and that we'll d i e of yellow fever. And to think, Mary. the fashion books will always be a month late! I certainl y wish we wern't going. Do write me often for that will be the only C(lm fort I have. Imagine me, if you can, living in a wi lderness after sixteen years in New York. I will write yo u from Panama. Your friend, Emma Stubner. Gatun, C Z., Dec. 6th. 1910. Dear Mary:-I do wish you were down here to spend the holiday season with us! It will be one round of festivities with parties, entertainments, athletic contests and what not We are to start the merry Yule Tide season with a monster entertainment at the club hou se by the sc hool children. While it's by the little folks, we older ones have our share in it and all the grown ups are interested, too. And speaking of school children that reminds me that I want you to know what a dandy high school we hav e. W e do work which measures up to the best standards in the States and at the same time havp. the things which make hi g h school interesting. We have ath letic teams, a school paper, school entertainments and most of all the things you boast of at home. The high school for all the Zone is here at Gatun and is delightfully located All of this reminds me that I wish to take back what I said two years ago about Panama being a wilderness. On the contr ary it is--but what's the use triyng to tell you You'll simply have to b e her e to appreciate it all. Yours Truly, Emma Stubner. III The teachers want me'Sto make a noise so I need those things badly I have been a good little boy: some month real soon I am going to get A in school without paint on them (the sanitary regulatilms are spirit. strict down here), a chu chu train, a drum, a pair Your own little, of bones, any old thing that will make a noise. Artie Vice.

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12 THE ZONIAN Dear Santa:-Please send a lot of bandages and CDurt ter. I need them on account of my motor cycle. Also. all of us boys want you to send us a toy basket ball team so we can win a game from it. Corme J. Most Worthy and Omnipotent Saint Nicholas:Toys are not made for Boston Boys so I want some nice story books like Gibben's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" and Milton's "Paradise Lost." Sincerely. Arthur Howard. Dearest Santy:-There has been an awful long time that I have been longing for a green raincoat with lots of brass buttons. I know that you will bring it to me if you know how much I will need it next year to come back at night in the mist and rair from rehears ing Qur new school play, If my stocking is not large enough put it at the foot of my little cra-dle. Your little boy, Bobbie. D ear Santa Claus: I am a good boy and study very hard and as I h a ve heard that you have such a wonderful supply of presents I am sure that you will put in my stocking a little present which I have been trying for a year to get. That is a bottle of little pills; each pill a geometry proposition and when taken before the le s son acts. wonderfully on the brain. Lots of love, Dan. Dear St. Nicholas : I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines and to ask after your health, and please bring me an air ship and some blue socks and please arrange it with my papa for me to leave school and get me a job. Billie William Bill. Dear Santa: Will you kindly put in my stockings a pair of arms so that I might get ahead of those other boys in the train it comes to waving at Mamie. Your little boy, Warrent. Most Loving Santa Claus: I am a very good boy and thinking that you might forget me I am writing you this letter to tell you that my little stocking will be waiting at the foot of my bed and I want you to put in it all that you can spare and a little more. Put the toys on the floor if you can find no other place and I will be careful not to WAlk on them. Your loving little Sid. Dear Santa: I don't want very much, but I am just crazy for a pretty doll with light curly nair, blue eyes and rosy cheeks, also a little trunk with pretty clothes including a pink silk dress and hat; also a doll baby carriage and some toys made only for perfect Jitgentlemen. Your good little boy John.

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T H E ZONIAN 13 THE NEW BUILDING DEPARTMENT NOTES SCIENCE. To tile science course this year is added the great boon of a l aboratory for work in Physics and Botany. Tbis well equipped works bop is of value.also,to the course ill Physical Geography, but that study is a lready amply facilitated by the wonderfu l natural l abo r ato r y aroun d us. With two oceans, easy of access, marvelous cloud formations, all the interesting land forms with every kind of eros ion except g lacial, the Physical Geography student has little to wish for in the way of practical illustrations. The Physics course attempts to show the main laws of the physical universe and their app li cation With t h e greatest construction work of the ages going on around us, tbis viewpoint is more readi1y comprehended by the student here than elsewhere. Probably no community anywhere can show such variety of application of Physics as can the Canal Zone The course in Botany takes up the fundamentals of plant structure with the microscope but deals principally with the g reat economic value of some of the leading plant forms The cocoanut palm stands in a foremost rank with a ll the p lants o f the wor1d when it comes to economic value. Perhaps the most impressive thing to the trave l ers across

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14 THE ZONIAN the Isthmu s i s til e extensive growth of tropical p l ants that hove ri ght of way Dud are putting up a v igorous battle for their right of existence. With a memory of the abundance of plants we have to set out in our plans for conservation at home. this profusion of growth makes us feel like children in a f airy land. Much of our work will COJlsist, during the dry season, in th e of plant form s new to us. MATHEMATICS. The Mathematics course this year begins with the elusive Algebraic "X" which the freshman meets on his first day and includes an acquaintance w ith ce rt a in sines. tangents and secants whi c h haunt' the dreams of sedate seniors. The course for the four years includes a yea: and a half of AIgebnl, a year of Plane Geometry, a semester in Solid Geometry. and, this year a course in Trigunometry for Seniors. HISTORY. The History course includes a year of Ancient history for Sopbomores, a year of Medieval and Modern History for Juniors ana a year of English h istory for Seniors The li1st half of the freshman year is devoted t o a study of Civil Government. Instead of being a handicap, the a bsence from local government form s i s a n advantage down h e r e. All sections of the country are' represented so the New Englander t a lks entertaining l y of his "town" rnaeting while the We s t erner recount s the advantages o f his county and township syt:ltem, laid off in neat squares by government survey, Maps, charts and reports form no small part of the wo rk in history. ENGLISH. Last year the English work was greatly h andicapped by the late consolidation of the high sch oo l and t h e lack of uniformity of the previous work of the students But this year, with last years work :3.S a basis we a r e working out a regular outline and hope bv the end of their course to have inspire d the cilildren with a love a n d appreciation for the c lassics, which will make them desirous of reading all of the great works of literatui''; both in school and out. To gbin the love of good literature we must be able to express our thoughts clearly. to think l ogically and to know the good elements of writing from the bad. This can only be accomplished by writing and to write we must .know technical forms. These we gaining a detailed study of narration, description, exposition and argumentation. In the fir s t year we me making a careful study of narration, and of the following classics-Ivanhoe, Lady of the Lake, Julius Caesar, Vision of Sir Launfal and "Soluab and Rustum." The second year of work consists of the study of description of all kind. and the best method::; of writing go ud descriptions A study of Tennyson's Idy ll s of the King, Vicar of Wakefield, Marner, M erchant of Venice and Irvings Life of G o ldsmith will be the work in literature for the year. Third year. In this course we will study exposition primarily. but some little time will be spent on argumentation. The classics-will be-Macbeth, Milton's Minor Poems. ,Mflcauley's Life of Milton, Burki's Speech on Conciliati on. Englis h 4 Th e seni ors are studying English Literature, Mr. Lang's book as the text a nd reading Boewuif Chaucer s P ro l ogue to the Canterbury Tales, Spencer's Faerie Queen. Shakespeare's Hamler and Lear. Bal!on's Essays, Miltons Paradise Lost, Bllllyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Addison's Sir Ro ge r de Caverly besides a rathe r c ur so r y study of English poetry from the thirteenth century to the present time_ LANGUAGE, In the Department of Language, four courses are offered four year s of Latin, two years of German, two of Fre n c h a nd two of Spani s h. Owing to the advantages which are generally adrni[ted to result from the stud y of Latin. this lar.i s requri ed of a ll Freshm e n ,Latin strengthens the memory, d e velop s til e reasoning faculty and the p owe r of discrimination. In addition to this mental disc ipline, the study of Latin g ives one tbe ability to acquire rapidly the modern l anguages, especially the Romanic which is s o closely: related to the L atin. Then also. it ins!Jres a greater ease in acquiring a scientific vocabulary. Although these advantages justify the study of Latin. yet the first aim of any teacher of the classics shouid be to give his students the ability to read the Roman masterpieces and that, with appreciation. As some one has said, "The student should have constantly presented to him the dictum

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THE ZONIAN 15 -of Ritschl," L esen viel1esen. mehr I t:sen The youthful Heine said that the reason the Romans conquered the world was because they dido 1 t have to learn Latin. Heine evidently bad the same feeling of one who said that boys and gir l s shou ld not know what is before them when they the study of Latin, for only the sublime courage of ignorance could s ustain them through the task. Now there is no reason why one should not develop the ability to r ead the c lassics with a certain degree of ease. We have as proof of this. the English and -German hoys who, after four or five years of t h e study of Latin. Tetld the simpIer c lassics at sight and surely the American boy can do as mur.h. The second year's work-includes four book s of Caesar's Gallic War and Prose Composition bllsed on the same. The third year. six orations of Cic e r o and Prose Composition. The fourth year, six books of Virgil's Aeneid. In the German course, the first year is spent in the thorough study of the Grammar together w ittr easy reading. In the sceond year, more advanced reading and Prose composition make up the course In the French and Spanish courses, the work is a l ong the same lin e as that of the German with as much cOllversation introduced as pos s ibl e A CROWD ON THE Sn:PS.

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16 THE ZONIAN With the exception of one member, the basketball team of last year is in the States, the former members attending schools and colleges there. no doubt play ing on basket ball squad s in thei r respeclive places. Undaunted by this loss. the Athletic Association reorganized this year Corne liu s Jadwin president and laying plans for a new teom. An arrongement between the D i v ision of Schoo l s and Y. M. C. A. hos enabled the boys to IJse the Gatun gymnasium two mornings in the week while the g irl s have access to the floo r one morning a week. The lack of a suilable place in hilly Galun for a baseba!1 diamond has forced the boys to devote t heir so l e attention in athletics to basketball. Later on. how.ever, track work is to be the order and indoor baseball may be played. Mr. Carr has been coaching the boys in basketball while the girls have been under Mis s Hawley. I News fro: m Students I Students and faculty o f the high school have been gratified more than alice this year by news from forme r students, now in the States. to tbe effect that tbey have received full credit for work done in the C. Z. H S Thorndyke Seville, w h o formerly attended the Canal Zone school s is a freshmen in H a rvard. having passed hi s entra nce examinati o n s without difficulty. Miss Charlotte Jadwin is in Wheaton Academy. Alber t Smith and Franklin Johnson, two f orme r baksetball players on the high schoo l team, are like l y to tryout this winter on the teams in their respective schools M ercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania and Wash i ngton High in Portland, Ore Carl Naylor, another member of the baskelball team; i s in Shortridge High in Indianapolis. Miss May Johnson is a se. n i or at Washington H. S in Portland, and Miss The scolarshi p requirement regarding the e legibil ity o f members still 1J1lid s good so that some months it has been har d to get out a full squad-a condition which m.:y ue r e m edied by h a rd study in Jaunary and Februar y Games are scheduled w ith the Panamanian University, a nd several of the. Ju niar Y. M. C. A, The Sopohmores defeated tbe freshmen in December after a hard tussle, although they the first year a handicap of ten points. On December 22nd. the hi g h schoo l team, which was seriousl Y c rippled by lhe absence of three regular men. lost to the str ong Working Boys' team o f Cr istobal Y. M. C. A. We are go in g to beat them with the regular team later o n A dozen turn out r eg u larly for athletics. They have played some basketball alld are o rganizing a n indoor baseball team, Annabelle Burk i s attending the Academy at ChamPdign, Ill. Good news of others who have gone to the States has a l so been received. As proof that the C. Z. H S. r eceives well prepared freshmen from the 8th grades over lhe Zone. Miss Louise Watson of the 8th grade at Empire. passed the best entrance examination that had been passed in sever a l years in the hi g h sc hool which s h e enter ed in Washin gto n. D C, Bitiii o f Ilews from two former students. may be of interest: Indianapolis, Indiana, Dec. 6, 1 91 0 Dear Mr Carr:-I am sorry I did not get to see yo u in Indianapolis this fall. Huw is the old hi g h schoo l ? Did they change t h e location of the bui lding? I hope the school is still progressing nicely. Give m y best t o the teachers who taught while I was th e e and lo the old pupils. I e .ntered Sho rtridge in September and received all my c r edits. I still play basketball and am forwar d o n one of the teams, Are yo u to puh-

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TUE ZONIAN 17 lish another paper this year! We publish a daily 'paper oC Cour pages The Echo. Hoping to hear from you many times, I am Yours Truly, Carl N ay lor Portland Oregon Nov. 20th. 1910. DeHc Mr. Carr:-I received the pins the other day aod they are tine. aren't they, even if tbey were late. We made a fine trip up, stopped at all the Central American ports and two in Mexico. We stayed a week in Frisco but did not enjoy it much as it was so cold and windy . It had a Chicago day in March beat forty ways. We all, May Victor and myselC started to th e Washington high sc hool on September 12th. M ay made her sen ior year and I my junior all and Vi c tor is a fresbman We are all dojng fine There a re three high schools in Portland and these three together with Portland Academy Columbia University and Vancouver High have formed a le ag ue Cor all kinds DC sport. Washington h as won the last three Cootball championships and stands a good chance to win this one. Basketball practice starts next week and then J w ill see what I can do. I have been practicing in the Y. M. C. A. so am in good condition. I will likely try Cor the team. With best regard., Franklin Johnson. Another s tudent of la s t year, John B e r g in, is in scbool in New Mexico and i s doin g the equivale nt or Sohpomore work, whicb Crom his high scholarship last year as first year stu dent we a ll know he can ably do. The W J unior II II II II II II 1r::!J A drowsy Junior l ay in a snow white bed in the hospit a l with a tdmperature of one hun dred six and fOllr fifths. The war d doctor said he was in a rath er bad conditi on and would have to quit school. Of cou rse he res en ted this. especiall y since it was the C. Z. H. S. a nd. n ow, just when be had made s u ch a good impression on the teacher inOh. how his knees ached and however did he become cramped into such a small spnce? Tragedies I H e Celt himselC C a lling-down-ralldown and crB.:3h I The rickety old wheel barrow had collapsed nnd sent him sprawling in the street He mutterd something in Flench for not realizing such would happ e n wh en it was only words in com position. As h e lay there enjoying the ease of plenty or space, hi s thoughts tumed to Physics. If density was equal to the number of pounds to one c ubi c foot. he reasoned that some people must be awCully dense. Such was the case with him he conressed. thiliking oC attic bees in the history oC Greece. swarming in a garret. His d e n sity refused to move when he spied a team approaching, the which stopped and President Taft piled out who had been on his way to a reception ill Paradise. With directions f rom a fel low-who wore a l ong white apron w itho ut s leeves and tied in the back to save the pieces. I)ne took him by the toes and th e ot h er QY the hair. Either thinking of his report card or deceived b y hi s own eyes. he imagined h e saw a r ed c ross and was enroute t o what he understood to be a Red C ross Ambulance. He JUIDPed at the co nclusion that tbat s h ort-i n-th e-gra in professional had been a "med ico so well known in the Canal Zone Dispensaries. H e land ed in a right angle and when h e recover ed himse lf. he found himself in the compa ny of the "Ne'er Do W ell" who gave him a look better suited for a "No-speake-de-Engles" policeman. The driver c r acke d bis whip and they lun ged forward. Dizzy. was he? Only upset and feeling. like an in scr ib ed merry go round Surely this was not solid earth b enea th them. It C e lt more like the water or the Carrihbean. Another lunge and--=Ah. now h e knows. They are trav eHng through the air at a space and this is a brake! Is h e dreaming or has he lost his senses at last ? No. for there is a row of khaki

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THE ZONIAN 19 covered seats on each side a driver uo in fro nt. wearing a blue suit. dotted with silver buttons, .some of which are lost and a sllver plate on the peak of his cap engraved in a handsome word in Latin. At this discovery a sense of pride swelled ill his bosom. such as he had experienced before. after having finished a difficult quadratic in alge bra. Just at that instant the driver turned around and said, "If there's anybody absent, hold up you hand," and the hand of "Ne'er Do Well' flew up with a flourish. The Junior breathed a sigb of tbanksgiving at tbis. For the first time he noticed the horses. which were beautiful white winged mules. which drew the endeared over cotton clouds or swooped down betweea them. fhelr harness was solid brass studded with diamonds similar to those found in Culebra ('ut, and white p l umes waved at their ears which had been imported from the Ancon chicken yards. For some reason or other everything began to grow pink. the air rosy and the driver's suit turned purple. "It must be Mother Earth," he surmised. "burning back there to a cinder," and rays of fire gleamed behind and shot up in the third time mo tion. Then hi s thoughts turned to home and the friends that would perish Bitterly he re ca lled win who was to be a nurse: Jimmie Seizer. a gen eral and establish a wor l d wide emDire; the shepard of Angles angles -that every e,ening at the usual hour to l d his tale; and Orphalia of Troy that could make a mountain move with her singing and music of tbe strings. But be ought to be tbankful he were not one of them: so loathed Melan choly He turned his head and saw faces in the stars that formed the constel1ation of Pauline. They recognized him and called out. "Get a c ake of soap! Just covered with cinders! Is it on straiglltY" Before he could utter a sound a hoarse voice blurted out. "Close your windows," and his ears caught a strain of a song. in which he recognized the voices of the Freshmen singing : "Scotland's huming, Scotland's burning Look out! Look out! Fire! Fire! Fire! The brake struck something hard just as the song ended and the mystified third year looked out to see that they were on top of Ancon hill. It was stiH very and he could see that they were in a grove of banana palms, rare specimens in the science of tropical botany. resembling palms but bearing bananas instead of cocoanuts At the base of the hill he could distinguish the little town of Frijelos, noted for its sale of that fruit and on the other side. he beheld -not that huming earth -but tlie full moon risin g in all her glory over tbe Hotel riveli and throwillg her beams in silver tints over the earth. He was dazzled for an instant and closed his eyes which only fluttered when he tried to open them. When last he succeeded hp. was blinded hy an electric light glaring into his face Two lIurses were leaning over him, one holding him fast and the other counting his pulse. A doctor, standing by, calmly gazed on and grow led, "Se.-veXlty five more grains of liquid quinine and soft dIet. A PROPHECY JEAN JERVEY Seated one night by my fire I was reading a faded Cllpy of the Zonian. As I tumed yellow pages each familiar name brought a host of memories to my lonely mind and a great longing came into my heart to know somethlDg of the school mates of tbe Canal Zone High Scbool, Comin!!, as we did from all parts of our great country. afteIt our school days we had scattered far and wide across the land. Sudden l y my light went out, leaving me in utter darkness. A great dread 1 seized me: my heart stood froze in my veins; a ghostly the whole room seemed cbokbreath ceased to corne! After what seemed bours, a faint glow began to glimmer in the inky silence, growing brighter and brighter till all tbe room was alight, From the farther side a bent old man, clad in flowing robe ; approa ched me. I tried to cry out, but my voice stuck in my throat. "Be not afraid," said he. "I come but to grant your wish. Fol1ow me."

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20 T H E Z ONIAN Compelled by some mysterious force, I arose and followed my ghostl y visitor up flights of s t airs and winding passages, twisting a nd turn i ng, mo untin g h i g her and higher until we reached the rooC, far above tbe s leeping c ity. Here the o l d man turned t o m e, p lacin g a great hrass telescope withi n my trembli ng h a n d. a n d saying: "If you look through this magic g lass, all your friends will appear before YOll." He vanished. I raised the telescope to my eye and it turned s l ow l y in t h e d i rection of the ci t y pausing before a great office building, across the front of w h ich was the s i g n : "Stubner. S uffragette Publisher." At the same moment I saw a woman I:tep f r olll the door way into the street. and, as s h e raised her hat in a masculine mann e r to some passer by. I r ecognized with difficu ltYt Emma Stubner. our o l d class editor. The glClss turned agai n, t his t ime showing me a large reception room. Near t h e door stood a tall. slender figure, dressed i n rich sil k and jewel s As s h e turned her elaborately co i ffured head, somethi ng about her s truck me as familiar, and t hen i t flas h ed into my mind that t his must be Helen Ca l k ins w h o llad married a millionair e Someone was speaking to her and I listened with g reat interest to their conversation. "Who is the musician you promised we should hear?" asked the guest. "Lucy Partelle, em o l d school mate, who has made quite a name fo r herself abroad. This is the first time she has been to Amerka for some years" replied Helen. The scene changed cHld a level stretch lay before me. Uo this came sever al motor cylces C l ose together-they swept up the road, one crossing the tape but a second before the others. As the rider stepped off his wheel. a cheer of "Hurrah for Jadwin" went up from the crowd, and a mysterious voice w hispered into my ear, "He is making his fortune by inventing a motor cycle which will out speed any ever known before:. Again the g lass shifted. A great c<:!nopy of canvass stretched above a crowd at peopl e a n d man y signs proclaimed it to be "Delevante's Worl d Famou s Circus." The first attraction to greet my eyes was the snake charmer, M iss Adeline Babbit. After ber, t h ough I scarcely ex peered to see another fdend, carne Edna Lindersmith as a lion tamer. Another sudden shift of the g lass and Art h u r Howard a!lpeared as Justice of tbe Supreme Court. I was much amazed as I had not known that he meant to study l aw. Now a sch ool room supplanted the cour t room, thou gh j ustice was bein g adm inistered here also. M ildred Davi s -I could barIdy believe my eyes!stood before t h e c lass. grasping a small boy b y one hand whi l e in t h e other she h e l d a l a rge r ul e r She was him v iolently fo r wri ti ng notes and tal ki n g, w bich s h e info rmed the class, she Dever did. A street scene now s howed thro u gh my magic. t e lescone. A crow d had gath e red about a small. dark w h o t a lk e d excite dl y a n d brandi s hed h e r umbr ella at the heads of t h e Deon l e. Und t:r the bonnet was a familiar face. H 'azel Stuntz! She looked fiercely L t une fashionabl y dressed wo man as she spoke. "While such as you s t a n d in our way, the wid never prosper Ma n wi ll never be lieve a who bedecks herseh as. you. could ever become h i s equal! W hen I became. a s uffragette, I vowed never t o wear a n ew bonnet until we won the day-and l've kept my promise. o vilin and h eed less woman tit A w h i t e house set about with green lawn and trees appear ed. On the s teps sat Corr ine Browning, fannin g herself with a n apr:on and talk ing. aloud, "Well. s ince I became Matron of t h e o l d Ladi e!)' Home, I never saw such a day! Everyone was cross and t h e d inner burnt, a n d the water pipes burst, and Arthur V i cke r y hasn't b r oug h t t h e grlJ ceries yet!" At this mOIIlt!nt a shuffli ng. bent man appeared carrying a large basket. Corraine launched forth at him. "When I gave you the positio n of janitor I knew you wern't wo rth it, but I did i t out of regard fo r an old friend. You had better be careful, Arthur V ickery. or you will be out of a job again." The scene again changes. As at the motor cycle race, a great crowd had ga thered but a large sign announ ced that M i ss A lma Wurdemann, the famous woman aviat or, was abo u t to make a flight. Atter a few moments she appeared. weari ng w hat looked like leather armor and across tile back of her head were two huge objects. She waited fo r a breeze to catch these sails, then rose above the heads of t h e mob and was soo n lost to v i ew. I heard someone say that s h e had come to inven t thi s mode of flyi ng in t he fo l low i ng way: Wal king home from sc h oo lone day. s h e had on a very l a rge hair ribbon. A strong wind was blowing, she was lift ed off her feet and carri ed some d istance. T his l ed her to perfect her present plan a fter some years of effort. R uth Hanna now appeared as a com i c opera star. To think o f Ruth as an actress! The s bOl:k m ust have unnerved m e, for w h e n John Maloney peared as a Mormon, weepi ng and wishing' bis lovel y red c heeks had been green instead so as no t have caused all the girls to love h im, my han d shook so that I dropped the telescope to the roof. E'er I had seen the fate of R uth W ilcox and Jean Jervey. I fel t mysel f borne by unseen hands down t h e l ong and wi nding passage ways I had ascended.

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THE ZONIAN 21 rL The Rainy Season -------..1 There are just two seasons at the Atlantic end of the Zone, some one has said-a r ainy and a wet. When tbe wet was at its wettest in November and De cem ber. the trials and tribulation s of tbe Cristobal students were numerous. Some student from Ancon has declared it rains so much in Cristobal tbat the peopl e from there have web feet and croak like frogs. However, the Cristobalites indignantly deny tbis allegation and defy the Tne following sad chronic l es are typi ca l: A high school lass, thou g h not a fool Wore off her Sunday hat to school; But what a shower then did fall And now she has no hat at a ll. A freshman lad, a boy so gay Put on his newest suit ODe day Was caui!ht in the rain, some how or other ADd now-it fits his little brother. And so it was from day to day, The clouds would come. an d c l ouds would stay. And then we'd have to beat the rain To catch the bloomio' shuttle train. (Limericks by Alice McCl e nnon '14.) ++++++++ As Otbers See Us. Fay Allyn Theo:-Blesse d is the girl who expects to b e nothing for she shall not be disappointed. Ida: -Thou unassuming commonplace of nature. H e len: Meekness is not weakness. Nellie:-What is a butte rfly ? At best He s but a cat e rpillar drest ; The gaudy fop 's his picture just. Lucy :-Oh, shrine of the mighty, can it be th a t this is all that i s left of tbee ? Alice :-The beauty of the flock. Eva: None like h er. Harold : all my fancy painted him ; he's )ovp.ly. he's divine Edwin :-Small of stature. but of quality superfine Raymond :-The class inte nd s giving him Emerson and Bender 's Modern English Grammar for a Christmas present. Joe:-And still they gazed and still their won der grew, that ODe sma ll head held all the gas be blew. Jim :-When land and goods are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent. FraDk :-When igDorance i s bliss, ti s folly to be wise. Henry :-Mislike me not for my complexion, it 1s the livery of the burnished suo. William:-Willie has the will. but will he. ++++ r Tbe Juniors. J' ______ n_"II_' .H_U_C.k_cU_b"_rg_. ____ Olf.ta Faure H appy am I, from care I'm free! Why a rn t they all contented lik e me? Edith Stevens Oh. keep me inn ocent, make others great. Katherine Fr a n c i s Mine's not an idle cause. Dani e l Macneil Beware of the fury of a patiePlt man. Robert Summerville Give me a place and I will move th e world, Mrytle Linder sm ith Great thought s lik e great deeds, need no trumpet. Yeland Faure I laugh for hope hath happy place for me. If my bark sinks. 't i s to another sea Estelle Feuille Wise l y and slow, they stumble who run fast.

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22 The Sopbomore Class. Mildred Davis. OUf Sophomore class is brilliant, Our Sophomore class is grand. And far and wide we're noted As the very best in the land. First comes Miss Emma Stubner, Our Editor in Chief. That you'll never find her eQual Is our firm belief. Jean Jervey. nur beautiful From the sunny Southland carne, And we know that in the future Her path will leod to fame Ruth Wilc\lx and Arthur and Lucv Are our musical trio grand; And we're sure of victory in basket ball When Corneli us is at hand We must speak of Hazel and Alma. And shy Ruth of golden hair; Of blackeyed illancbe and Helen Sweet. And of Sidney. the debonair. John Maloney, our bashful boy, Is very afraid of the girls. But Arthur Vickery. our artist, Is alas! too fond of curls. Then t.here is William and Edna. And. best of all, Corrine, And also Milrdred and Adaline, SOME ANCON LIMERICKS. We have a young lad named RusseW Who seldom is seen to hustle With eyes like a lamp And a cap like a stamp His lessons he does tussle. Our Dot is a gay little lass She ranks well up in her class She. knows her good looks And reads out of books THE ZONIAN Who study more than is seen. Altogether. our class.is entrancing. Tbe best that could ever be, And, if anyone doubts our word, Just Jet them come and see. ++++++++ Flood Thne. Y. M. -Faure Every year at the end of the wet season we have a great deal of rain, then the Chagres river" over flows its banks and causes a great deal of trouble. The rains which fall along the liue play but a small part in the naod. it is the rains in the interior wl.ich swell the river. The Panama Railroad follows the Chagres for several miles and people going on the trains f'very day gd interested in the rise and fall of the river. Especia.lly we who go to school. because we know that we will miss school when the floods come and: that would be terrible.(?) The river rises from forty to fifty feet. and even more in twenty four hours, so that the people Jiving on its banks have to pack up and go to higher places. or course they are always notified in time. Then the Panama Railroad cannot run. Now this is DO longer the case for they have a new road. which is much more elevated and runs along the banks of the Gatun Lake, so that the floods will not interfere any more with train travel. And never the teacher does sass. Another gay lad called Gus Stirs up a terrible fuss All Jamaican Talk He surely can mock But never knows minus from plus. ++++ Mr. Carr:-Those who are absent hold up their hands.

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THE ZONIAN 23 Miss Bowles:-Latin and Slang do not blend well, nor continue long ti)gether. Miss Ha':"ley :-is tbe iatest DelineNor in Mr. Christopberson : Th e root of the products i s -equal to th e products of tbe roots. Mr. C arr (in history )-Name a prominent fea ture of the Egypt of tbe Pharoahs. Ruth Hanna:-rbe Hanging Gardens of Babylon .. NOTICE :-When an English class is told to bring in an oral composition. woe unto him who leaves .it at home. Willy:-Mr. Carr. I move the seats be en l arged. Edna: -I second the motion. W a rr e n Mary, one of our geni a l Soph s, being Latin American i s quite literal in hi s inte r pretation of English idi o m s. One day he read a se n t e nee which said the horses were at large in the pasture. It was a puzzler for Warren who had learned from the dictionary that l arge" mea ns big, g rande. Rec e ntly he astounded the Lati n closs b y trao s lati n g. "The H elvetians threw th eir feet a t 'Caesar," Mr. Jennings: "The high school boy s have 'mu s i c in the ir a ll right; it just h as n t come out yet. to For what i s F e bruary famous? Washin gto n 's Birthd ay. For what is it infamous? Mid-y ear examination s. Now th a t th e dry season hfls urrived, the upp e r classm e n w a nt to know if ther e are any mor e his. t ory trips lik e Carr's Especiaily Conduct e d rour s which the Junio r s of l ast year we r e lu c k y enough to get. D a n M ac N e il discov e red a new di sease. It i s Examinitis an d i s a nervous di so rder on by th e thou g ht s of a n approaching tes t. It sometimes makes one too s i c k to corne to school. Mr. "I want th e kid s t o c u t out thi s s l ang Sbe's married now but just before it happened Mr. absent minded. One day afier passing Taberoilla where she taught the little folks he went down stairs at high school a nd began to teach freshmen algebra to Miss Hawley's Sophomore English class. Miss Hawley:-Wbat are Attic Bees Adeline : _. Bees that live in an attic. Miss Hawley:-Not ouite; Arthur ? Arthur H.-The wise men of Athen s .Junior:-Two of our old teachers are in the States this year, Mrs. S c hreib e r and Mrs. Gate s. Sophomore:-You're wrong : Mrs S c hreiber is in the State or California, but Mrs Gat es is on the Zon e Junior:-Mrs. Gates i s in the State of Bliss. Raymond Morris wants Santa to brin g him an Emerson and Bender' s English grammar. Mis s Hawley (at the Gatun Dispe n sary): How much peroxide may I have?" Pharmacist (looking at h e r hai r)-"AII you need. It Visitati on is the proces s by whi c h your last year's teacher finds out bow muc h you have forgotten. Mr. Cnrr: -"We will now p ass out to the side of th e school building facing New York to hav e our p icture t a ken." The r e i s a yo ung Fre s hman named Reese Who scarce ly hi s smiling can cease: But for a n exam Oh, how h e will cram To have! on life a new lease. The c lass in hatolo gy wants to know : Why tb e prinr:ipal doesn t wear hi s n ew P a n a m a hat. Why Mr. Christooh e r so n has no hat. Where Miss Haw -ley got her picture h a t. Whe r e Miss found h e r s H ow m a n y h a t s Mis s Bowles ha s. & DIXON COLON I Souvenirs Stationery Reading Matter, I Powell's Candy, Kodaks and Photo Supplies Waterman Ideal Fount ain Pens, Edison P honographs and Records Mfgs La Preuba" Cigars. m CULEBRA EMPIRE GORGONA m Lss! lJil

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