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And no more such thing you'll say.
The Graduating Exercises of the
State University at Louis
The Programmes Rendered.
The commencement exercises of State
University took place this week at
Louisville. Sunday afternoon Rev. Wm.
J. Simmons, A. B., A. M., D. D., L. L.
D., president of the University preached
the Baccalaureate Sermon at Fifth Ave
nue Baptist Charch. Monday morning
at 10 the closing exercises of the "A"
Grade took place at the Chapel. Mon
day night the Normal Graduation took
place at Masonic Temple. The house
was filled to overflowing by the ms in
telligent and enthusiastic audience ever
gathered together in Louisville. The
following program was rendered:
"llabilitaa in ejlcientia est potiux quamrislonlbus."
Music, Commencement March,
Music, "O, Charming- May."
Salutatory, Mary Gilbert Britton.
Oration, "Why Should We be Educated,"
So!o, Anna M. Roberts.
Oration, "The Rights of Suffrage,"
John Linzey Black.
Oration "Habits of Thrift,"
Lulu Levuna Trabue.
Oration, "Nothing Venture, Nothing Win,"
"Bid Me Good-bye,"
Prof. Cyrus P. Adams.
OratiOD, "The Strength of a Nation is in the
Homes of its People" Lillian Victoria Jones.
Oratlou, "Launch Out,"
Mary Brdie Passmore.
Music, "Joy, J.oy, Freedom To-Day,"
University Ch or
Oration, "Thoughts Put into Actions,"
George Washington Kemp.
Valedictory, James Monroe Burley.
Distribution of Certificates and Medals.
JAMES MONROE HURLEY,
MAIIY GILBERT BRITTON,
JOHN LINZEY BLACK,
LULU LEVANA TRABUE,
ESTHER LUCILLE HJGQINS,
LILLIAN v. JONES,
GEOItOE T. TISDALE,
MARY B. PASSMORE,
FINIS H. EDMUNDS,
WILLIAM H. GILLUM, JAMES M. BURLEY,
GEOKGE W. KEMP, JOHN BALLARD.
WILLIAM JOHN S1LKMAN.
The oration. "The Right of Suffrage,"
was a good political speech delivered in
fine style by John Linzey Black. Mr.
Black will make a good stump speaker.
The gem of the evening was the oratirm
"The Strength of a Nation is in the
Homes of its People," delivered bv
Miss Lillian Victoria Jones. The sub
ject matter was certainly the best of any
exercise and Miss Jones' delivery was
most excellent. Her staee presence was
easy and graceful. Miss Jones evidently
gave much care and thought to the pre
paration of her oration.
Monday morning the Model School of
the University rendered the following
program in the chapel:
Music, "Come Unto Me,"
Music, "Hark, the Song of Jubilee,"
Recitation, "The Compromise Bill of 1850,"
Thomas A. Johnson,
Recitation, Pleasures of a Picnic,"
James A. King.
Duet, "Two Merry Gypsies are We,"
Nolhe M. Brown and Mary L. King.
Charles G. Fishback.
Recitation, "Strong Drinks,"
Isaac H. Farrington.
Solo, "In the eyes there lies the heart,"
Amelia B. Thompson.
Recitation, "The Whiskers,"
Lillian B. Mount.
Recitation, "Temperance Rbymation,"
Lulu B. Lewis.
'Listen to the wood bird song,"
Mills and Charlotte Rivers.
"Value of Reputation,"
Dora H, Bryant.
Instrumental solo, "St. Paul's Waltz,"
Mary E. King.
Albert R. Wilhbite.
"The Lucky Horse-sboe,"
Johnnie I. Glover.
"Save my Mother's Picture,"
Cornne C. Ward.
"Scene in a Tenement House,"
Alberta P. Miller,
Alice B, Brown.
"Little Annie Rooney,'
Effle C. Simmons.
Closiug remarks by the Principal.
The graduating exercises of the Col
lege DepaitmentClass of '90 took place
at Masonic Temple Tuesday evening,
"Scutum reliquesse praecipuum flagitium."
Jhorus "When the Morning Sweetly Break
ing" University Choir.
Chorus, "Summer Fancies,"
Salutatory Address and Oiatfon,
Thomas I. Bryant.
A FEW MEN OF HISTORY.
Baritone Solo, "Erste Liebe," Waitas
Rondo Gumbert, Prof. Cyrus F. Adams.
Oration, "What the Bible has done for the
Recitation, "Street Cries,*'
Miss Octavia V. Woods,
World" R.B. Butler.
Rosa B. Smith.
Oration, "Antiquity andIts Beauties,/
John W. Bass.
Valedictory Address, R. B. Butler.
Chorus, "Good Night, Good Night, Beloved,"
Conferring of Degrees and Medals, By the
President of The State University.
RICE BAINBRIDGE BUTLEB, Valedictorian.
THOMAS IRA BRYANT, Salutatorian.
JOHW W.BASS, Thira Honor.
Mr. Butler's oration on the Bible
seemed to have a soothing effect on the
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MRS. LAVINIA SNEED, A
MISS MABY V. COOK, A.
THOS IRA BRYANT.
MRS. MAMIE E STEWARD.
SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS,
THE STATE UNIVERSITY.
ILLIAM J. SIMMONS, A. B., A. Wv D. D., L.
WM. STEWARD, ESQ.
MISS OCTAVIA V. WOODS.
State Universitlf liOuisville, Ev.
Members of the Faculty and Graduates.
SATURDAY, MAY 17,1890.
MISS IONE E. WOOD, A
REV. CHAS. PARRISH, A.
Life Is real, life Is earnest.
And the man who hopes to rise
Must be ever up and doing,
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A Leading Institution of Learn
ing for Colored Youth in the
Metropolis of the State.
History of the University.
State University is the result of efforts
put forth by the Colored Baptists of the
state of Kentucky to educate their
preachers and teachers. The school
was founded by the late Rev. Henry
Adams, pastor of Fifth Aveuue Baptist
Church, Louisville. At his suggestion
the Baptists purchased a tract of ground
at Frankfort. This was held a number
of years and finally 6old and the beauii
ful property in-Louisville now occupied i
by the University, was bought. The
University was chartered by the legisla
tive, March 5th, 1873 by the following
persons representing the General Asso
ciation of Colored Baptists: Revs. A.
Heath, W. W. Taylor, P. H. Alexander,
J'. H. Hightower, R. Martin, J. F.
Thomas, James Monroe, \V. Green,
D. A. Gaddie, Messrs Q. B. Jones, Benj.
Burbridge, Win. H. Steward aud B.
Martin. The school first opened No
vember 23rd, 1879 with Rev. E. P.
Marrs in charge. The year 1880 opened
with Rev. Wm. J. Simmons in charge as
president and Mrs. Mary F. Otey as
matron and teacher. The roll showed
23 students. In 1882 the number of
students had increased to 149. The first
commencement occurred in 1883, the
graduates were AcademicTillie S.
Waters, H. C. Marrs, A. H. Payne,
Normal Department.Wm. E. Brown,
Tinia Milleo, Hattie P. Marks, Ella T.
Smith, B. B. Brown, Lavinia B. Elliott,
E. J. Anderson, Thos. C. Williams,
Mary V. Cook, James Lyons. Kate C.
There were 230 pupils in attendance
at tht University this year. The school
is now on a good basis. The beautiful
property consisting of nearly three
acres is situated on Kentucky street be
tween 7th, and 8th, streets and is worth
at least $25,000. It is all paid for. It is
is the intention of the managers to erect
anew and costly main building next
The faculty is as follows:
Rev. Wm, Simmons, A. B., A. M., L.
L. L\, president and professor of men
tal and moral philosophy and theology.
Chas. F. Sneed, Dean of College, pro
fessor of chemistry and mathematics.
Chas. A. Parrish, professor of Greek
and secreiary and treasurer.
John H. Lawson, professor of Latin
Mary V. Cook, professor of Latin and
principal of the Normal Department.
lone E. Wood, instructress in Greek
and English Branches.
Lavinia B. 8need, instructress in Sci
ences and English Blanches.
Artishia G. Gilbert, teacher of Eng
T. J. Bryant, principal Model school.
Mamie E. Steward, teacher of music.
Jane E. McKamev, matron.
The public school picnic will take place
Saturday June 7.
THK APPKAI, is tne boldest most pro
gressive and most enterprising news
paper of its class.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 60i
West Green street.
Miss Ruth Worthington claims that
Principal Peyton of the Western Colored
school has made scandalous statements
about her character and she has there
fore entered suit against him for $5,000
damages for defamation of character.
The Seventh Day Adventists or Sab
batarians will begin a course of lectures
in their hall on Broadway, between 8th
and 9th street, Sunday May 18. Sub
jects discussed: "Is the end near?"
"Is man immprtal?" The Sabbath and
Sunday question. All are invited.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. C. McKinley of
2324 Magazine street entertained at din
ner Sunday Miss Lulie Booker, Dr.
William Arthur and C. F. Adams. The
menu which was very fine was prepared
by the charming hostess. It was thor
oughly discussed by those present.
Louisville is just now all torn up over
a school scandal. The janitor of one of
the buildings charges that he saw the
pripcipal of the school in flagrante
delictu with one of his female assistants
in one of the rooms of the building
shortly after the pupils were dismissed
one warm day last month. It is further
stated that the principal of the school
in question has been criminally intimate
with a half a dozen of his teachers, right
in the school building. The building
has been dubbed ''The Harem." It jg
alleged that the principal has given the
teachers the choice between gratifying
his base last or loss of their situations.
The matter is now being investigated by"
the school board.
Mr. Manoah Sanders is the janitor of
the Polytechnic building and when he
I heard it said, ''that Principal Peyton of
the Western School had told his teachers
not to call a janitor 'Mister' and that a
janitor was not good enough for teachers
to associate with, he became indignant
and asked Peyton about it. To tbie
holding up bis right hand, Dr.
ton replied: "I8 a wear I did not say it*4s.
How could I make such a remark. My
Position. I my
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