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Tim ENTERPRISE, WEDNKSDAY; JUNE 261889-
The Fifteenth Annual Commencement
of the WeUinKton Hn scnooi.
The Largest Class, and an Excellent
Showing or lnuiviuuai bcuuhutuuj..
One of the events looked forward to
every year by young and old, by pupils
and teachers from every rank and grade
of society, from the citizens at home to
those In neighboring towns, is the annual
commencement exercises of the Welling,
tnn Irion School. On Thursday and Fri
day evenings of last week occurred the
Fifteenth Annual Commencement, two
evenines beine neeessarlly used by the
graduates, who numbered thirty. The
platform was very tastily decorated wun
nalms. ferns and flowering plants. These,
with the floral offerings, foimed veritable
banks of green and bloom. The little
Misses Lillian Murray and Lena Butler
were seated on either Bide of the stage,
ostensibly having In charge the gifts for
the conouerors. The motto of the class
"Words are Leaves; Deeds are Fruit,"
formed oi gilt letters, and the class colors
blue, pink and brown, were conspicu
ously dUplayed. The teachers, Messrs.
Klnnlson and Harding, the Misses 8prague,
Powers. Martin and Nichols, occupied
seats at the right and left of the platform.
Promptly at eight o'clock the curtain
rose, disclosing the school, which were
led in a fine anthem by their teacher, Prof.
8. C. IlardinB. A brief prsyer by Rev,
W. C. Dawson, followed by a quartette,
"Welcome to Nicht," by the Messrs. John-
son, Barrett, Rust and Eglin, members of
the class, and the exercises were properly
The salutatory oration was given by Earl
Barrett, son of Homer Barrett. His sub
led was "The Unklneliness of Kings."
After a few very complimentary remarks
relative to the interest taken in the class
by the large and attentive audience, he
took ud the radical Dart of his topic, hand
ling It with much dexterity, comparing
the oublic acts of the rulers of the Old
World to the staunch, reliable Government
of our own country. No nation is better
adanted to development than our own.
Miss Effle C'aonan, daughter of the late
Dr. Cannan, of Camden, was then an
nounced. Her subject wu "A Tribute."
A lonely grave, in a wild and lovely spot,
unmarked save by a pile of stone. Helen
Hunt Jackson, the authoress, the poetess,
the friend of the humble and despised In
dian, wu the solitary occupant A brie!
outline of the book "Itamona," and a selec
tion from the last poem of the gifted
woman closed the interesting ana instruct
John Meeker, son of Mr. J. Meaker, of
Waterbury, Conn., and grandson of Mr.
Chas. Mason, of this place, was the next
speaker. "Gunpowder and Civilization"
wu the rather unique title chosen by this
.tnr ThU cxnlotlve composition had
taken a prominent part In the civilization
oi the country, its specinc value wu
almost without parallel. Without its
tlmtly interference America might still be
lying undiscovered. To gunpowder we
owe life, education and America. The
ration was well defined and clearly and
Rollin Wilbur, youngest son of J. W.
Wilbur, Jr, next occupied the attention of
the audience. He denominated his dis
course "Chivalry, Past and Present" The
age of chivalry is past. The deeds and
daring exploits of uniformed knights no
longer emblazon the pages of history. The
world contains real heroes, men of daring
tnd intrepidity, oi undaunted bravery and
learlessnesa A man enthused with love,
tnd loyalty to country may be with truth
hrUtened "The Knight of the Nineteenth
ntnry." Rollin's style Is so well known
md approved that comment Is quite un
teceasary j suffice, it to say that he acquit
ed himself equally u well u on former
Miss Jennie Robinson, ot New London,
ook for the theme of ber discourse "The
tn.nl!." enlarelnif on the reat Rood ao
ompllshed by the monks and Jesuit mis-
lonaries during the sixteenth ana seven
tenth centuries. The exercise wu laud
itorr in the extreme.
QeoTEe B. Warner, voungest son of Hon
4. 8. Warner, wu the next name ao-
lounced. "Oil Upon the Waters" wu the
euphonious subject, and there wu a gen
ml alertness visible u to what the young
irator would make of it A kind word
,o an unfortunate fellow-being sometimes
him a new interest la life. Crime
tnd sin might often be avoided by a little
f this "oil of human kindness." The
faonum in this world is benevo
lence and a humane disposition. A man
to be truly successful must be strong, not
mnrh In might u in intellect The pro-
.taction ahowed much thought andwu
m, rlua history, prepared by Miss
Ames Haskell, daughter of Joseph T.
HaskelLEsqwu men announces uiw
Vggie began by uylng that what Rome
um the class of 89 wu to her.
Hie production wu characterized by a
..-.in annehtllnee and racineaa which
made it very enjoyable. The epeaker has
natural euy manner wmcn is always
.Mi tn an audience.
The oration by Arthur Hollenbach, a
on of B. 8. Hollenbacn,wnicn wu en
titled "The Tyranny of Public Opinion,"
tery original In conception and dis
mayed much care and meditation. Honest
,nen to nil responsiDie puniuuu.
.toming wry difficult to flnd-ealaries
, vere Insufficient All are becomingslaves
fashion, the king, the despotic ruler.
A two part song by the school, "Starry
Waves" and "Morning Bells," was enthu
David W- Gammoll, the eiucsi 'm u
Rev B. D. Gammell, next appeared with
an oration entitled "Knights of the Iron
Age. America has given to the world
some of its greatest engineers ana mecon-
he whose i d wonders nave oeeu ac
complished in the way of skilful engln-
eering, changing the naval conswucuuu ui
large vessels, etc. No more emolument
should be given to any Inventors, or to any
nrMPMlnn than to the"Knigti oi me iron
i ThA miWect matter wu not at all
hackneyed but was distinguished for its
fre6h air and aspect. .
An essay followed entitled "A Plea for
the Small Boy," in which Miss Kitte Van
Ator, a daughter of Mr. B. Van Aior,
tnnrfied uDon with much diplomacy. The
mail hnv is alwavs in the way, he Is a
clumsy, awkward, ungainly individual
whom no one can tolerate, yet mis ooy nas
a future, and should be encouraged in his
aspirations, If he aims to be President. Let
him alone; greatness and glory lie with
the "small boy."
Hallle Christie, the son of Mr. C. N.
Christie, gave a fine oration, redolent with
sound sense. His subject was "Home
Rule for Ireland." It displayed an origin
ality of conception and was concise and
energetic. HU style or utterance was
pleasing and gave satisfaction to all con
Kate Warner, a daughter of Samuel
Warner, grstifled her hearers by thevln
dication ot General Hull and the action
taken bv him at the "Surrender of Detroit,"
the action which caused him to be dishon
ored, but which was really, when under
stood aright, meritorious and praiseworthy.
A very pleasurable part of the program
wu a vocal duet engaged in by the Messrs.
Johnson and Rust, "On to the Field of
Following this wss an oration delivered
In a very clear, agreeable manner, by John
Sheldon, son of D. P. Sheldon, on
"The American Indian." The question,
although old, is ever new. "What shall
be done with the Indian V In John's
opinion there was no occasion to ask him
to give up what little he had. Much orig
inality was displayed in the Manner In
which be would dispose of the question
which hu troubled the heads of this Gov
ernment for so many years.
Miss Rose Becker, the only member or
the class who hu taken both the English
and the Latin courses, read an ingenious
essay which wu denominated "Borrowed
Garments." People are not what they seem ;
thdy are constantly masquerading. No
man is safe In garment not bis own. De
tection will follow.no matter how wary
he may be.
The oration that followed wu given by
Mason D. Smith, ot Huntington, a son of
M. R. Smith. The theme of his discourse
wu "The Siberian Exile System." A
graphic description ol cold and barren Si
beria wu given. The system is a barber-
one one. All professions and trade are
represented,mlngled together with thieves,
murderers and cutthroats. . May the day
soon come when not a martyr will cry out
against inch cruelty.
The consummation of the evening's en
tertainment was the Prophecy of the
Thursday evening division ot the class,
given by Mis Maud Baker, daughter of
Mr. Edgar Baker, of Huntington. The
production of such a paper could not help
but be a difficult tesk. It was, however,
handled with much delicacy, volatility
and circumspection. The essay wu alle
gorical in its make up, Inventive and of
a character to interest Miss Maud
hu a tweet, attractive voice, and ellhoagu
the audience wu naturally very weary,
gave close attention from the Alpha to the
The usual large audience gathered at
the Opera House the second evening of
the Commencement The exercises were
opened by a chorus lung by the school.
Prayer by the Rev. S. D. Gammell fol
lowed. Another chorus by the school and
Arthur Eglin, youngest son oi John Eglin,
discoursed on "Two National Ideu."
Two classes oi people settled the New
World. The one advocated the rights ot
the people, the other the rights of kings.
Freedom and union were the principles of
the one, slavery and bondage or the other.
Human boudsge wu abolished by Puritan
principles. The speaker hu a fine voice
and euy delivery.
Scott McDermott louneest son of Mrs.
H C. McDermott. explained to bis audience
some of the phases connected with the
"Annexation of Canada," which Is agitat
ing to some extent the public mind, uwing
to the lame debt which hangs over Can
ada, the peculiarities of many of her resi
dents, and many other features, annexation
did not teem advisable. "But, finally,
when Uncle Bam and Miss Canada shall
meet, with mutual sdmiration.to set a day
for a union, we may bear the following
Uncle Sim, to Miss Canada
Where are yon loins, my pretty maid?
I am gotni flthlnf , sir, sbe said.
Where sre your flihlnf irreanei, my pretty
Along your borders, sir, she said.
Who 's to protect roe, my pretty maldT
Mother Victoria, sir, sbe said.
Wbat Is your fortune, my pretty maldT
My debts are my I ortnne, sir, she said.
Then III not annei yon, my pretty maid)
Nobody axed yos to. sir, she Mid."
This production wu well written, com
pact'and wu given In in agreeable, modu
lated tone ot voice.
The name of MIrs Grace B. Arte, daugh
ter of J. C. Artz, wu next announced.
The theme selected by Miss Grace for her
essay wu "The Responsibility of the Nov
elist" The greater part of every novel is
conceded to be fiction; all, however, are
more or less true to nature. At the date
of the revolution novels were of a revolu
tionary character. Fatea have decreed
that we' should be a political nation, kence
we have political novels. The people
were awakened to the horrors of slavery
more by the reading ot Mrs. Btowe'i "Un
cle Tom's Cabin" than by any other means.
Tourcee's books paint vividly the charac
ter and condition of the people ot the
South, since the war. The essay closed
with an appeal to novelists to ponder well
what kind of a foundation they lay. Hiss
Grace speaks very easily ana It is a pleas
ure to listen to her. Her production wu
highly commendable and bespeaks consid
erably more than ordinary talent
The essiy by Miss Bertha Howk, daugh
ter of Mr. Alpheus Howk, entitled
"Cranks" gave evidence ot careful con
templation. We are Inclined. to denomi
nate every man who does not think m we
do a "crank." Noble men In all ages of
th world were crank. Luther was the
chlet crank of the Reformation, John
Brown. Wendoll Phillips, and later Abra
ham Lincoln. A great and grand army of
cranks have given their best efforts to rev-
olutionize the world.
Mr. Harry Daugherty, son ot Jsmes
Daugherty, ol Spencer, followed with a
fine oration, "Leadership." Men are not
treated with equal advantages. The his
tory of mankind is the history of its brave
men. Thelf work must live, their Influ
nr must be felt. There are those asleep
In their cradles who will move the world.
The double class quartette, composed of
Messrs. Johnson, Barrett, RuBt and Eglin,
and the Misses Couch, Howk, Haskell and
Artz, sung two numbers, "0 Summer
Night," and "Ah, How, 8ophia," which
was loudly applauded and encored.
The next eierclse waa an oration by Ed
w.rrf Smith on "The Natural Sciences."
Education Is particularly scientific. There
is no occupation which does not require
some scientific principle. Science, when
Joined to the creative genius cf the Yankee,
accomplishes much. The production wu
quite profound and proved that It author
had IdeM that were wortn loosing into.
Jessie Allyn,a daughter or Homer Ailyn,
descanted upon "The Miseries ol Genius "
Our workhouses are full of men of genius ;
genius is oft nursed by poverty; genius
otten labors under difficulties. Msny
geniuses sre possessed or peculiarities.
Miss Jessie read in a clear, resounding
voice, which made her paper particularly
Mr. Henry Bowman, the son of Levi
Bowman, Mloolshed and delighted his
friends by hi finely prepared oration,
"The Crisis in Jewish History." Msny
illustrious statesmen were of despised
Jewish origin. Where can be found a
mutr noet than David t A Jew was the
originator of the present modern banking
system. The Jew is accused of his acute.
ness in money making, out wouw ne
not compare favorably with the average
American f Henry held the attention of
all from the opening to the close of bis
exercise, " ' ' ,
The male quartette made Joyful the
hearts of the sssembled hundreds by the
fine manner in which they disposed or
"Gaily the Dance."
The appellation given by Mis Nellie
Couch, youngest daughter of A. G. Couch,
to her nicely prepared essay wu "How
Big wu Alexander V This question hu
been one of the puzzles of childhood.
Alexander wu a man thoroughly Imbued
with "Ego." Generoui and magnanimoui
actions began and ended with himself.
Success is full of promise until obtained ;
after, It I like a last year' bird's nest. In
the battle of life ofttlme it is the show
made, and not the reality, that Is applaud
ed. Too much time is spent in itivlng
plaudit to men whom we call great be
cause they are successful. Miss Nellie's
intonation wu clear and free from embar
rassment. The oration by Carl II. Rust, son of the
late Dr. J. Rust, wu entitled "The frac.
tlcsl In Education." When we compare
our public school system with those of
other countries our hearts swell with
pride; but there is a lack of the practical
in the system. We aim at education, out
do we really get it? We educate the
mental power, we obtain a super
ficial knowledge, but practical, none.
Girls should learn to cook and keep
house; the rich should be tsught to work,
u well as the poor. A syBtem or mechan
ics should be in the public schools. This
composition wu framed In most excellent,
comprehensive language, and the speaker
could be distinctly heard In the remote
corners or the auditorium.
When the name of Nellie Horr, daugh
ter of R. A, Horr, wu announced lor an
oration a little ripple ran over the assem
bly, and all were on the qui vlve while
Miss Nellie depicted in clear, lucid and
elowlnt words and gestures, the life, re-
llgion, Imprisonment and tragic "Death of
Mary, Queen of Scots." Miss Nellie's
clear,,bell-lUe tones echoed through the
building and held the, closest attention of
ber hearer. The speaker hu certainly
been gifted with nnusual power of a de
The duet, "Flow Gently, Diva," partici
pated in by Carl Rust and Nellie Couch,
wu everything that could be desired, Mia
Nellie singing most exquisitely.
The oration, ''America for American,"
by Erwln Arnold, ion of Frank Arnold, of
Wellington, wu very patriotic He wu
proud to be called an American. Mr. Ar
nold clearly demonstrated hi Ideas re
garding hi (elected lubject
Everett Johnson, the son of J. 0. John
ion, wu called upon for the Prophecy of
the Friday evening'! division of the class.
Words are inadequate. It should have
been heard to have been fully appreciated.
Mr. Johnson's unique and matchless dic
tion and rather remarkable style of com
position was obvious in the graduating ex
Nellie Whitney, daughter of Mr. N.
Whitney .was the valedictorian of the class.
and most nobly did she acquit herself In
this alwavs rather trying position. Her
topic was "Words and Deeds." Miss Nellie
deserves much credit for the concise ar
rangement ot her composition pathetic
In her farewell to teachers and scholars.
She wu tranquil in her manner and spoke
Professor Klnnlson spoke feelingly to
this, the lareest class that ever graduated
from the Wellington High School. Of
the number, nineteen took the Latin course
and eleven the English. Miss Rose Becker
took both courses, and Henry Bowman
and John Sheldon took the prescribed
four Years course In three years,
After the presentation ot the diplomas
and the singing of the class song the ben
ediction was pronounced, and the large
assembly took their several way to their
anveral homes, all well pleased with every
thing connected with the Wellington High
School Commencement of '89.
We call particular attention to our stock as
being the best we ever had and at lower prices.
The dresses of the yonng lady gradu
ate were unusually fine and in most ex
cellent taste. White, pale blue, Nile green,
cream white and salmeu, were the pre
It is a rare thing for a class to possess so
many fine musicians as the class of 'bU.
Miss Ella Bush presided at the piano
An orchestra, composed ol home talent,
furnished most excellent music before the
exercises and during the interim.
Tho young ger-tlcmen ot the class were
very becomingly attired In black, with
FOR SUMMER TRADE
"We have everything desirable, receiving goods daily.
Our stock is kept constantly renewed. "VVe now have in
The Democrats are booming Joseph
Zimmerman of Fremont for Senator. This
is the Identical Joseph who fled from his
nost ot dutv at Columbus to Chattanooga,
Tennessee a few yean since in order that
a quorum could not be formed in the
senate to transact business. But a quorum
wu formed and the business was trans
acted 1 ust the same and an earlier adjourn.
ment wu taken than In many years pre
vious. Joseph is still held up as a proper
person to send to Columbus to make laws.
Mas Have, wile of ex-President R. B
Hayes, departed this life at ber borne In
Fremont on Tuesday morning, at tlx
o'clock, after an illness ot five day.
Thus we have one more to add to the
death list of noted people of our country
for 1889. The deceased wu always on
hand where there wa an v good to be ac
complished. During the civil war she
snent much ol her time attending the lick
and encouraging the homesick soldier.
In her death the nation feel thai It hu
lost one of it noble women. The former
mistresses oT the White House are becom
ing few. Mr. Polk, Mrs. John Tyler and
Mrs. Grant survived their husband, and
are still living.
It will probably be decided to-day who
will be the next nomlnec for governor.
Since oar lost issue the name of the
present Incumbent bu been sprung upon
the public and hii chance lor a renom
(nation tor a fourth time 1 Indeed flatter
ing. The people of fie northern part oi
the State expect to be recognized in this
camnalgn as thev have not had the honor
ol furnishing the nominee since the war.
We hope the nominee ot the convention
will be the people's choice and all go to
the polls and cast their ballot in hit favor
The present administration hu been a
yery clean one and in the hands of Re
publican we shall expect a continuance
in the same line for even the higher in
terest for the state.
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Henriettas in black and colored. The celebrated Priest-
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ed Brilliantine, which is very desirable for summer wear.
Our line of Sateens is very full and of all prices from 8c to
35c, in plain and figured, also a very desirable lot of Chal-
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