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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 188S.
CLASS OF '88.
Graduation Exercise of the Abilene
High School Diplomas Given to
Uine Pupils Prof. A. V. Jewett
Friday evening, :mid flowers,applause
and good wishes, the honor of gradua
tion from the Abilene high school was
conferred upon nine more young ladies
Long before the opening of the exer
cices the Bonebrake was filled to over
flowing witli an eager, interested audi
ence, anxious to view the last appear
ance as Abilene high school pupils of
the "class of "88." The stage was
tastefully, even elegantly, decorated
with flowers and tropical plants. Above,
were festooned wreathes of ivy leading
away from an elegant hand-painted
monogram of the figures 1888. Just
over the graduates' heads was sus
pended the class motto, "Fulma non
sine pulvere," "Xo crown without toil,"
or literally, "Xo palms withont dust."
On the stage were a dozen young
ladies of the present senior high school
class and former graduates.
At 8:30, the exercises opened with a
chorus by tbe high school and gradu
ates, under the leadership of Dr. Hew
itt, Mrs. W. G. Cowles accompanying
on the piano.
Theexcellent rendition of the chorus
showed careful and able training, and
reflected great credit upon Dr. Hewitt's
Rev. Dr. J. L. McKeehan invoked
the divine blessing in words appropri
ate to the embarking of the young peo
ple upon the voyage of life.
Xext followed an instrumental duet
by Misses Hattie Rice and Grace Sew
ell. It was given with true and sympa
thetic touch and elicited hearty ap
plause from the large audience.
The salutatory, "Self Sacrifice," an
oration by Homer E. Ellison, was the
first exercise. The conclusion was, "We
cannot all be Websters; none need be
worthless; all may be men." Mr. Elli
son has an easy, self-possessed presence
and his words penetrated to every part
of the opera house.
Sarah E. Hunton recited with clear
aud polished delivery the pathetic poem,
-Mona's Waters." As she told the
simple story of the wave-smitten hero,
she held the closest attention of the
audience. Miss Hunton has a graceful
uresence on the stace and did herself
great credit in the recitation.
Geo. S. Bright chose for his subject
Kansas' motto, "Ad astra per aspera."
He referred to the difficulties througli
which the class had passed and to the
future stars which it hoped to reach.
His original treatment of the theme
aud his practical application of the
motto to the class was the
subject of much favorable comment.
The speaker seemed at home upon the
stage and gave with excellent emphasis
the well-written oration.
Miss Mamie Hoisington, one of the
past graduates of the school and now a
'teacher therein, gave in her usual bril
liaut style a charming solo, " 'Tis of
Love," and as an encore, in response
to the continued applause, she gave the
ballad, "Polly and I."
The oration, "Ambition," by John
Mustard, was a well-prepared article.
It gave evidence of much study and
thought and thorough familiarity with
history. His delivery was forcible and
emphatic. He had no patience with
false ambitions and severely condemned
the gold-seeking aspirations of the
Miss Ella Thornton, who was to have
given an essay, "Lights in the Win
dow," being absent by reason of the
death of her uncle, T. L. Thornton, her
space in the program was filled by a
quartette, Misses Sarah Bonell, Lizzie
Anderson, Messrs. Geo. S. Bright,
Homer Ellison, who sang, "The Mouse
Kan up the Clock," and for an encore,
Gi'o. S. U pshaw delivered "Bernardo
Del Carpio," by Felicia Hemans, in an
excellent inauner. Mr. U. is a pleasing
and dramatic speaker and he gave the
tale of the Spanish champion well. The
audience hung upon his words and ac
corded him enthusiastic applause at
Levi Humbargar had selected Victor
Hugo's "Nineteenth Century for a dec
lamation. Mr. H. has an earnest and
convincing manner before the audience
aud he made the difficult lines of the
French author shine with a new light.
His gestures were graceful and appro
priate. The force of his delivery was
a surprise to even his most admiring
Miss Hattie Rice then recited the
liquid-syllabled lines of Felicia Hemans'
'American Forest Girl." Forcibly,
with easy grace and charming self
possession she made each ord fall
clearly and distinctly upon her listeners'
ears. Her elocution showed careful
training and much aptitude for the
expression of stirring thoughts.
Ralph Jones had the honor of deliv
ering the valedictory. His topic was
"Conservatism." The radical and the
conservative were shown in an admira
ble parallel; one is too hasty, the other
too slow. Only one can be right
Many historical incidents were quoted
to showthan conservatism is the safer
guide. The oration wae a thoughtful
andtaznwt dissertation and proved
34r. jMet a ceref ul student, inclining
ps iMi p&& witti ttertttatttfc&m. ,
ers. His valedictory was in the usual
vein, a review of the past, the promise
of the present, the hope of the future.
In the course of his remarks to Prof.
A. V. Jewett. he presented him with
an elegant gold-headed cane as a slight
testimonial of the respect and love felt
by the class toward their friend and
lach of the graduates was the re
cipient of tasteful and costly baskets
and bouquets of cut flowers presented
by the admiring listeners.
Hon. G. W. Hurd was introduced
and addressed the graduates in fitting
and eloquent words of advice and con
gratulation. Prof. A. V. Jewett then gave them
his parting words of advice and heart
felt wishes and presented each with
the long-looked-for and coveted diplo
ma. Professor J. was frequently in
terrupted by applause.
The exercises closed with the singing
of the cla3S song,"The Class of '88,"by
Messrs. Ellison, Bright and TJpshaw.
The music, as well as the words, was
original, the former, a musical gem,
being composed by Theo. Mosher.
Not the least important personage of
the occasion was the little colored "mas
cot" and flower-bearer who performed
his task so prettily.
The absence of Miss Ella Thornton
was a cause of much regret and threw
a shade of sadness over the happy
thoughts of the occasion. She, how
ever, graduates with high honors.
So another class has been ushered
upon the stage of actual life to fail or
succeed as their efforts shall deter
mine. Their teachers, Supt. A. V.
Jewett and Prof. H. F. Graham, prin
cipal of the high school, may well be
proud of these graduates. Their efforts
Friday evening show that Abilene has
schools and teachers unequalled in the
State of Kansas.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION-
Held at the Fairview M. E. Church
May 23d, 1888.
The convention was called to order
by President J. W. Gibson. Devotion
al services were conducted by Rev. S.
P. Harrington, after "which a business
meeting was held. On motion it was
decided to hold the next convention at
Hope. W. E. A.Meek,Rev. B. F. Hills
and Rev. Sawtell were appointed com
mittee on program.
A. Heindel, C C. Seidel and C. C.
Sherwood were appointed committee on
nominations. Rev. S. P. Harrington,
O. W. Kirby and T. W. Meserve were
appointed committee on resolutions.
A Bible reading was conducted by
Rev. B. F. Hills. The convention ad
journed. The afternoon session was opened by
a song and prayer service, led by A.
An address of welcome was deliv
ered by Thos. McConnell. Response
by Rev. Cochron. Topic, "How shall
we interest all classes in Sunday School
work," was opened by T. W. Meserve,
followed by S. M. Marlatt, Mrs. Hug
gins, Rev. Harrington and Rev. Hill.
Essay, "Sabbath School work and its
results," was read by W. M. Campbell.
After recess the committee on reso
lutions reported as follows:
Whereas, Intlic Providence of God weaie
assembled together as workers in His vino
yard, be it
Kesolved, That wc recognize in the Sunday
School work the hand of God and in it an
efficient means of extending and enlarging His
kingdom on earth.
Kcfcolved, That we are heartily in sympathy
with the gathering- of workers together for the
purpose of interchange of thought, mutual
encouragement and asking God's blessing on
the Sunday School work, and, therefore, we
pledge onr support and presence where it is
possible at all future conventions.
Hcsolved, That we recognize the faithful
ness and efficiency of the present corps of
officers of this convention.
Resolved, That we extend thanks to the peo
ple of this community for the kind and hospit
able manner in which they have entertained
this com ention.
Kesolved. That the convention extends
thanks to the choir for the excellent aid ren
dered in the singing.
Kesolved, That we recommend that the tem
perance question be kept prominently before
the children of our schools.
The committee on nominations re
ported as follows: President, Rev. S.
P. Harrington; vice-president, T. W.
Meserve; treasurer, Thos. McConnell.
Report adopted. Amount of collection,
Oti motion article 7 of the constitu
tion was amended so as to make tin
lime of the annual meeting the last
Wednesday instead of the last Satur
day in May.
On motion, the secretary was or
dered to send a copy of the proceedings
of the convention to the Manner City,
Hope and Abilene papers. Convention
closed with prayer by Rev. W. M.
Scott, song by choirj and benediction
by Rev. Harrington.
C. C Sherwood, Secretary.
The following letter was sent by D.
. Wilder, superintendent of insur
rance, to the school board of Junction
City in answer to an inquiry in regard
to the standing of the Kansas City Fire
Deai; Sin: The best thing you can
do is to instantly insure the school
house in a company that has age,
money and an established reputation
for integrity. Don't waste a postage
stamp on this dead and d d com
pany. And the next time the board
meets call upon Deacon George W.
Martin to offer a devout, Presbyterian,
red-haired prayer of grateful thanks
that your school house did not burn
while insured in a bogus company.
Very truly yours,
D. W. Wilder.
for West Point Applicants.
Pres. Fairchild, of Manhattan, sends
out the following brief statement of,tbe
requirements of applicants for appoint
ment as cadets to West Point and
For West Point, one must be sound
in body, five feet two inches at lease in
stockings, between the ages of 17 and
21 years, and must pass a rigid exami
nation in reading, spelling, writing,
arithmetic, grammar and geography,
and United States history
For Annapolis, a little less rigid ex
amination is required and one must be
two years younger.
The examinations will take place
about June 12 at tbe various county
seats in the Fifth district.
We acknowledge an invitation to at
tend the commencement exercises of
the State University June 7th. Forty
nine graduates will receive diplomas.
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