From the Stark County News
Nov. 18, 1908

Contributed by Karen Seeman

TOULON ACADEMY

    Last Thursday afternoon James K. Griffis (Tahan) visited the Academy and talked to the students.  He spoke at some length about the study of archaeology and showed that it should be especially interesting to Americans since many scientists believe that this continent was the first home of the human race.  He mentioned the fact that the art of enameling, which until recently, was regarded as an invention of the whites; was well known among the ancient red men.

    Mrs. W.F. Nicholson and her brother, C.F. Ames, of Boston Mass., who is superintendent of the W.U. Telegraph Company in the New England states, attended chapel Friday morning.  Mr. Ames told us a few things about the Atlantic cables.  He says each of the five lines operated by his company earns at least one dollar per minute during six hours of every day.  He also told some very interesting things about the Peace conference between Russia and Japan and called attention to some marked differences between the two people regarding their ways of doing business.

    Mr. Hamar will be at the Academy at 3 o'clock this afternoon and tell us about Sherman's march to the sea.  He is a veteran of the civil war and was with Sherman.  It is always a delight to hear such men tell of their experience.

    By the time you are reading these notes the students will have had the privilege of hearing another man who knows what he is talking about.  Mr. Avery, of Galena, Ill., has promised to tell about the lead mines of northwest Illinois.

    Blanche Morrell, who was in school a short time last year, was married recently.

    Laura McKeighan, class of 1905, dropped in on us last Thursday.

    Kent Snare was out of school two days "trying to help the doctor make a living."

    Bennie Leitch, who was husking corn a few days, is in school again.

    Who would have thought it of a senior?  He carried a crawfish in his pocket for a pet.

    The Physic class have been making life miserable for the rest of the school by ether used in some of their laboratory work.  So far as we can learn from latest reports no one was put to sleep.  It seemed to work the other way.

    Who found the meaning of "Molly-coddle?"