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THE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY, JUNK 21. LS91.
CLOSING THE SCHOOL YEAR
TJIK KXKltCISKfe WKKK VKKY SUC
CESSFUL AND WELT, ATTENDED.
Excellent Showing for Tenchov and
jPnptls nt tho Exhibits of tlio Work
or llio Ycnr Personal Notes Com
mencements Yet to Comoi
The closing of tho public school year is an
occasion equally interesting to teachers and
pupils, and should appeal with like force to
the interestof tho wise parent.
Monday, the visiting day for teachers -who
wished to examine the work of other schools
bcaido their own, was goncrally improved.
As usual the F'rankllng Building attracted a
great many visitors, and the work of tho man
ual training school was much admired as
was also the map drawing in physical geogra
phy and the art work on the hoards or in
various stages of development. Miss Mor
gan's scholars, eighth grade, exhibited some
very finished specimens There aie four of
her girls who preferred manual training to tho
work of the cooking class or sewing school.
Pearl Carter, one of these, made a bracket of
walnut with shelves that looked as though it
were fresh from a cabinet shop. Iu the centre
of the floor stood a table tilled with viands,
such as custards and meats, good enough to
eat on sight; and to level up things John
Graham had contributed a toothsome straw
berry shortcake of his own makinr.
Isanck Heidenhelmer had mad made a cabi
net medicine chest, in which the wood carv
ing on tho panels was very creditable. There
"were also fine specimens of drawing of phys
iological subjects on tho blackboard. Draw
ing and modeling had received much atten
tion, and excellent specimens were on exhibi
tion in this and several other rooms in tho
building. Orvillo Groff furnished an effec
tive cl&y model of a frieze of tulips in bud
and blossom, conventionalized.
In the Normal School practice-room the
young ladies aspiring to teach furnished
many specimens of good drawinc and kindor
gajten designing. Dr. Kimball's boys having
imbibed much patriotic lore during the ses
sion, represented the national colors with
colored chalk on the black-board and the
"United States Coat-of-Arms in the same way.
The boys also furnished many good specimens
of cabinet work, such as inlaid boxes, desks,
cabinets, etc., while the map drawing in
physical geography was worthy of special
The exhibit of garments made by the girls
in the sewing-room were so neatly and taste
fully made it was hard to believe that they
did it, but the names were attached to each
piece. There wa6 everything from a baby's
slip to a decorative piece of embroidery. This
was in Mi6S York's school, sixth grade. In
Miss McLain's school there were some notice
ably, line specimens of plastic art work, one
piece, a stag's head by Jessie Morris, was
worthy of mention, not only for modeling, but
for the startled expression so peculiar to the
deer family. All the needle work exhibted of
these young ladles was decorative rather than
practically useful. On Tuesday the Central
High School and the Manual training school
connected with it made a very fine exhibit of
work, such as would do credit to a regular
techmal school of mechanics. The Branch
Bi::h Schools of Georgetown and Capitol
Hill each displayed work to be proud of, as
did also all the schools of the various divisions
of the citj'.
AT HOLY CROSS.
Pretty Scenes at tho Closing: Kxercibes
An Attractive Programme.
For many years with each recurring June,
as legularly as the month brings us Its wealth
of loses and sunshine, occurs one of the most
notable events of the scholastic year tho
annual commencement of the Academy of the
Holy Cross. Among the laree audience were
many who in former years carried off the
honors of the day, and wear with pride the
graduating gold medal wnicn crowns a suc
cessful school life, who could not forego the
pleasure of witnessing the triumph of their
jouncer sisters. In the boxes might be seen
some ol the most zealou promotors of Chris
ten education, those whose lives and best
eneigies are given to the cause of
religion and science. The exercises opened
witti the grand entry of the pupila.
Keeping step to tho inspiring strains of Men
delssohn's march from "Athalia," tho pretty
mlstef. moved forward and with graceful
curtseys saluted the audience. The choruses,
"I Waited for the Lord," by Mendelssohn,
aud "The Water Nymph," by Rubinstein,
were sweetly sung by the youthful choristers.
The luotmmental selections weie well re
ceived aud gave promise of proficiency In the
Miss Ko&.ilie Small, In heryocal solo, "SwIbs
Echo boni:." charmed tho audience with her
clear soprano voice. Theliteiary numbers of
the programme evinced thought and diversi
fied knowledge. "Magnets," written by Miss
Lucv Pope, was read by Mls6 Mary Miller,
-who'io mftefl with a pleasing voice. Miss
Pope introduced her subject with a brief
oketcb ol the history of the maernet. From
this she rapidly glanced to her real theme,
"The magnetic influence which draws human
hearts and souls together." She assumed that
this undefinable power wa6 essential to the suc
cess of genius, be it military,arti6tic, or literary.
Miss Mary O'Brien read In a charming man
ner an essay on "Honor." She regarded
honor s that delicate sense of right and wrong
which prompts one to follow duty, no matter
Low rugged tho path, or what the loss may
he. The minims in pretty coEtumes made a
pleasing appearance as summer fiowers.
Tennyeon'b "Dream of Fair Women" was
Her simplicity of manner won her the admira
tion of all. A series of tableaux were given
during this recitation in which "Helen of Troy"
was well presented by Miss L. Saum. Mi86
M. Harvey presented "Iphigenla," MI6S L.
Tricon, "Cleopatra;" Misses Trainer, Gwynn,
and O'Brien took the characters of "Jeptha's
Daughters," "Fair Rosamund," and "Mar
garet Roper" respectively. lutes M. Lough
ran as "Joan of Arc," and Miss Crosson as
"Queen Eleanoi" were exceptionally fine.
"Eoward 1" was represented by Miss M.
Scott, and surrounded by pages and attendants
made a pretty court scene as a fiual tableau.
The costumes wcie of the richest fabrics, and
true to the 6tylo of the times which they set
The Rev. Dr. Chappelle made a few appro
priate closing remarks, congratulating tho
young ladies on their success, reminding them
of the high principles which should be their
guiding star through life. At the close of his
adflrtis.6 he awarded the premiums and a num
ber ot gold medals. Among tho other rev
erend gentlemen present were the Rev, Dr.
Garrigan ami Father Nevlns, o tlio Catholic
University; Fathers Kervlch and Williams, of
St. MatthowV, Father Do Wulf, Father McGoc,
Father Walsh, Father Burke, Father HolTcr
man, Father Nool, Father McCarthy, Father
Mackln, Father Durkln, and many others.
AT MOUNT DE SAJjES.
WnshltiRton Pupils Distinguish Them
selves nt Visitation Academy.
Among tho graduates at tho Academy of tho
Visitation, Mount do Sales, near Baltimore, was
MUsAda M. Bowers, formerly of this city,
but now of Spokano Falls, Wash. Tho com
mencement exercises wcro held In tho elegant
6alon of tho convent Thursday last. Miss
Bowcre received many prizes, among them bo
iug a medal for mathematics, one for uniform
oxccllonco of deportment, and tho class medal;
also first ptcmiums in Christian doctrino, pen
manship, drawing, painting, vocal and instru
mental music, domestic economy, and tho
class premium for composition. She was to
have delivered the address to tho Cardinal,
but as he was detained at Atlantic City by ill
ness, this was omitted from tho exercises.
Miss Bowers has an excellent contralto voico
aud took part in a chorus, "Invitation to tho
Danco;" a sextette, from "The Sleeping
Queen;" a trio, "Vorrel Parlar Ma l'Ira," and
a solo, "Sognat." In the latter she was espe
cially excellent, and tho applause was deafen
ing at tho close of this selection. Her execu
tion in tlio "Kxonungsmarsch" and "Bal
Costume" was excellent. Many of
her friends from Washington wcro
present and sent handsome bouquets.
The recreation hall was filled with the art and
needle work of tho young ladies. Miss
Bowers contributed several pictures, among
them an orieiual composition, "Meditation on
Death." Miss Bowers is now spending a few
weeks with her uncle, Robert J. Murray, at
1124 New Hampshire avenue, before returnine
to her home in the far Northwest. Miss Mao
Stover, of Washington, also graduated, and
received class medal and medal for excellonco
in deportment and premiums for instru
mental music, French, oil painting, drawing,
aud domestic economy. The following Wash
ington young ladles received prizes: Misses
Marie, Louise, and Willie Lonsdale, Hallie
and Fannie Cox, Cora Dietz, Carmen and
Elise Davis, Mae Hill, Agnes Brooks, Mar
garet O'Gorman. Carrie Ammen, Helen and
Kathleen Doyle, Martha Deno, Katie Phelps,
Lillio Hoblttzell, and Edith Palmer. Miss
Roberta Flynn, of Tyrone, Pa., excelled in
music, her execution and expression in tho
Siano duo, Liszt's second rhapsodic, with
liss McFarland, being particularly fine.
Exercises at Lenox School.
The closing exercises of the Lenox School
were of an exceptionally interesting nature.
Miss Victoria L. nouse is tho principal, and
there aro nine teachers in the corps, grading
from the First to the Eighth grade, inclusive.
The decorations on Monday and Tuesday were
of silk flags in abundance In the halls and
school-rooms, and potted plants on tho tables
and window-sills. The special features of the
exhibit were 480 specimens of physiological
drawing. In the lower hall four large tables
wore covered with evidence of tho ood in
struction received in tho cooking school.
There were forty-eight specimens, exhibits of
the work of the ncnolars, beginning with tho
Fourth and up to the Eighth. The sew
ing exhibit was especially good, con
sisting of aprons, dress waists, and sleeves,
cut from draft and measurement 300 pieces
of work in all. The Third, Second, and
First grade exhibit consisted of drawings
illustrating a variety of form and arrangement
of colors. During tho two days over (500
people vl6ited the schools in this building,
and they were not only pleased with what
they saw, but were delighted with renditions
of several operatic selections by Miss Daisy
nepburn. Among the visitors wero Superin
tendent Wilson, Supervising Principal Clark,
and Trustee J. W. Whelpley. The Superin
tendent remarked that there is no school
building under his supervision more noted for
harmony and a spirit of helpfulness among
tho teachers than the Lenox. The principal,
Miss Nourse, was the surprised and happy
recipient of a magnificent basket of flowers, a
handsome silver placque, and several other
beautiful gifts from her pupils.
The High School "Record."
Following the custom in vocuo at most of
the ctlleges and universities in this country,
tho Washington High School has issued an
aunual which they designate "The Record."
Like the annuals of colleges it is a complete
epitome of the school and serves the double
purpose of a catalogue and a record of all
the social, musical, literary, and athletic or
ganizations iu the institution. It is rcpleto
with interesting data concerning the school in
which WiiBbingtonians take so much pride,
aud shows considerable labor in the collection
of statistics. In design and typographical ap
pearance "The Record" follows the stylo of
other annuals and compares very favorably
with similar publications. The sketches are
up to the standard, while the number of
photogravures are greatly in excess of those
iu most annuals. The faculty, the football
team, the officers and each company of tho
battalion, the orchestra, the octette, and the
stall ot tue ncvicw are eacu given page pnoto's.
The book has a neat cloth cover, and
altogether presents an atti active appearance.
Tho customary "gags" are published In a man
ner that will amuse those who are acquainted
with tho circumstances, but In an Inoffensive
way that can hurt no one's feeling. "Tho
Record" i eflects credit upon those who pub
lished it, and the school Is to be congratulated
upon their ability to get out such an excellent
publication. F. McU. Smith Is the editor,
John B. Sleman manager, and J. J. Swann, A.
A. McKnew, and C. G. Allen tho artists. All
are connected with the school,
r A I'M no Display at Scaton School.
The twenty-five hundred Interested visitors
who braved the heat of Monday and Tuesday
to Inspect tho work displayed at the Scatou
School wero well repaid for their effort. All
grades of school work wero presented In a
most intelligent manner. As It was the
routine work of tho year it was full of purpose
and of a high educative value. Carefulness of
executiou and scientific arrangement were tho
notable features of the display. It was as
practical as it was beautiful, which is saying
a great deal. In the advanced work of the
two iuguiu graucs, taugut nyjviiss morauenu
ley aud Miss Florence M. Roach, were found
many hits of real art. Both of these rooms
were ornamented with an entire frieze of clay
work that could bear criticism without break
ing. MihS Polloclc's Kindergarten.
At tho fourteenth annual commencement of
Miss Pollock's Froebel Normal Kiudcrgarten
Institute thero wero seven graduates, Eliza
W. Causey, Mary R. Custer, Mary C. H. Hudd,
MystiUa Levy, Willesca Pollock, Nellie D.
Tongue, and Jennie M. Tibbits. while Sallie K.
Lipplncott, ot Maryland, represented the
diploma class. Tho exercises consisted of an
opening hymn by tho class, with prayer by
Rev. Samuel Il.Grccn, essays, solos,rccltatlon6.
and a Kindcrgarton play, "Applo Blossoms.''
Tho programmo closed with a tabloati, "Tlio
March of tho Seasons," by slxtocn ladles of
tho physical culttiro class, conducted by Miss
Mary R. Pollock. Tho diplomas wore dis
tributed by Major Edwards lark.
St. John's College Commencement.
Tho annual commencement of St. John's
Collego, which Is about to closo a highly suc
cessful year, under tho direction of Its now
president,, Rov. Brother Fabrlclan, will tako
place on tho college partorro Wednesday af
ternoon at 5:80. Musis will bo furnished by
Donch's orchestra, and tho Rev. P. L. Chap
pcllo, D. D., will dollvor tho address to tho
graduates. Recitations will bo clvcn by
Frank Romalno, Kenneth O'ConnorT Charles
Moran, Charles F. Johnson, Louis P. Mc
Kenna, and Edward S. Fitzgerald. Orations
will bo delivered by Davis V. Murphy on
"Tho Influonco of Religion on Character," by
James E. Young ou "Tho Bard of Avon," and
by William Garland on "Thrco Military
At the Monroe Building-.
Tho Monroo Building was open on Monday
to exhibit tho children's work of tho year to
teachers, and on Tuesday to paronts and
friends. On Wednesday morning tho
schools held their closing oxerclses, which
wero well attonded. In tho ovonlng tho
bixth, seventh, and Eighth grades hold their
closing exercises, mo programme on this
evening consisted of music, dlaloauos, reci
tations, and readings, and thoy reflected
honor upon tho careful Instruction given by
tho teachers, and tho supervision of tho
principal, A. L. Kcone.
At the Welghtman School, Twenty-third
and M streets, there wero no formal closing ex
ercises this year. In the several grades tho pu
pils wero entertained in various ways by their
teachers until the hour for dismissal. In tho
Eighth Grado thoy seemed to havo tho best
time. First thero was singing, followed by
the reading of one of Stockton's inimitable
stories, after which ice cream was served, Mr.
Janney, the supervising principal, arriving
just in time to tako part in this feature of the
programme. After a few words of good coun
sel from the teacher the list of those to enter
the High School was read and tho school dis
missed. One of the best declamations of tho recent
commencements was given Thursday evening
by Mr. Frank Parson, son of the late John T.
Parson, in tho closing exercises of the Colum
bian College Preparatory at tho National The
atre. The recitation was entitled "College
Oil Cans." For this fine speech Mr. Parson
obtained tho Fox gold medal under tho in
structions of his teacher, Professor Towusend.
The Townsend gold medal for elocution dur
ing the year he also obtained after a hard
HOT -WEATHER IN THE PARKS.
Some of the Things Noticed by an Ob
"Well, we have had a lively time of It dur
ing tho hot spell," said a park watchman.
"The parks havo been filled, or the benches
rather, day and night with people seeking
shade aud a breath of fresh air. As usual
the colored people occupy most of the
benches, and they sit right there and hold on
to them, too. And they won't be sitting down
more than fifteen minutes before their heads
fall back, their mouths flop open, and they
aro fast asleep, unmindful of the gathering
flies or anything else. It is curious, hut the
nogroes never attempt to lie down on the
benches or to make a bed on the grass, even
when drinking. They sit bolt upright with
hands crossed before them and snore away
peacefully. Now, a drunken white man is
almost sure to He down on the benches, or
tako to tho grass when ho feels sleepy. Dur
ing the heated term wo seldom wake up the
snoozers except a case of plain drunk. It
would be a big contract to keep them awake
unless wo drove them all out of tho park. I
wish we had tho power to arrest these colored
nurse girls, who are sometimes absolutely
cruel to their charges while in the park. They
cad about chatting with each other or with
their beaux, leaving tho little things in their
carrlaees, with their faces exposed to tho hot
sun and to the attacks of the flies. Then
when the baby cries It usually gets a shaking
up or a spanking. I have several times
spoken to these nurses, but usually got an
Impudent reply for my pains."
Our Proposed Episcopal Cathedral.
An Episcopal Cathedral is to be built in
Washington. A considerable sum of money
has already been presented for tho purpose,
and it is supposed that a donation of the neces
sary land has already been arranged. Tho
condition of Washington, with its brilliant,
but constantly changing socloty, is a peculiar
one, and a cathedral church would have to bo
adapted to it; but the difficulties of tho
problem will only add to its interest.
Cured After Twenty-lour Years.
GiiEENVix.i.E, Ohio, Jan. 17, 1890.
Dr. J. W. Jiergen, Pctcrsbwg, Ind.:
DiiAit Sin : I havo been afflicted with asth
ma twenty-four years, and within tho last
year havo not been able to work more than
half the time and had almost given up all
hope of over getting any better. But thanks
to Mr. Baker, a neighbor, who told mo to
wrlto to Dr. S. B. Lewis. Evansville, Ind,,
aud get your address, which I did and tho
Asthma Cure and havo been taking It nine
weeks, and havo not had an attack since ;
have not lost a day's work ; have gained ten
pounds and feel as though tho medicine has
made a permanent cure." Yours tiuly,
A. J. Rotuiuss.
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