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CI EVELAWO. 0 -' m 1 X THIRTY-SECOND YEAR WELLINGTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1898. NO 25 ERPRISE ill. 1 "v ) COMMENCEMENT. CLASS OF FOURTEEN GRAD UATED FRIDAY EVENING. Ilia Characteristic Vigorous Orations and Essays Delivered. Fine Vocal and Or chestral Music Rendered. All went oft Without a Break. Never has it been permitted acommenc ment audience to look upon a prettier stage than was presented last Friday ev- nninn Tim s-vl ty sitVtnma n? nruan atwl ' 8 , . white was simple and beautiful and In i every arrangement uruHiic. uirutunufts t of ferns, palms and begonias rose on either side of the stage beyond the curtain to hide tho unsightly "box" doors. Below the green were masses of white daises. The footlights consisted of a close mass of green vines and syringas. The same scheme was carried out upon the stage, the scenery lending greatly to the effect of a lawn with a river and cliffs in per spective, while large ferns seemed to grow profusely among all the trees and over a rock near the middle of the plat form, upon which was emblazoned '"98" in blue and gold, the clans colors. In stead of the amazingly brilliant uphol stered chairs, Mr. Kinniscn, Miss Bates and Mr. Hollenbach and the class were given garden chairs. Hanging over the platform was the motto framed in green , upon a background of green, the white letters bearing the legend, "Doers, no bearers." Two large flags were draped over the balcony rail. As the chorus girls in their pretty dresses came marching in, one could . easily fancy a garden party in progress. The arrangement of the singers was new and would seem to be an Improvement, certainly in beauty of stage setting; sopranos on one side, altos on the other and the basses and tenors in the center. The choruses were what we expect of our schools and we are never disappoint ed. Every one enjoys them and feels proud of the singers. After the invoca tion by Rev. Wall, the school sang "Spring Song Waltz" and left the stage to the performers of the evening. Miss Jennie Eva Body in graceful phrases welcomed the people to the twenty-fourth commencement and then asked them to turn their thoughts to nature, to the songs of the birds in the early morn ing as they sing the world into tune for "another day. "'The Birds of Killing worth" was the theme of Miss Body's thoughts and right valliantly did she champion the cause of the birds. With Longfellow and Celia Thaxter on her side, no stern judge would dare sentence our birds to death while she pleads for them. Only the ladies wear them who do not think with her that in a face be neath a featherless bonnet, good sense, good taste, good feeling prevails, "for the birds lose their beauty with their lives." We learned some startling facts about bacteria when Miss Besse Eidt gave a short character sketch of a bacterium. How they gather in our very living rooms and swarm in our sleeping rooms and devour us at night and even fall up on the housemaid as Bhe sweeps and gathers them in her dustpan. Yes, para dise will be regained when we can tie a white ribbon around the dustpan handle and put it in our museum of antiquities with the spinning-wheel and find our ' selves one round higher on the ladder of science and civilization. It may not come in Miss Eidt's day, but she has heralded the return of peace. Clayton Lebeck voiced the feelings of all America and England when he pro claimed "England Our Natural Ally This should be, 1st., because of England's great possessions in America and her six millions of people just across the lakes from us. 2nd., on account of the simil arity of language. We, as emigrants from England, retained her customs, manners and speech, and are all one Anglo-Saxon race and despite the revolu tion and more than a century of inde pendence, refer to her as the "mother country." She has shown us decidedly a friendly spirit in our struggle against Spain. 3rd., because of similarity of religion, we not only live at peace, but two great nations must make for peace. 4th. Such an alliance would strengthen the Monroe doctrine. England's inter ests on this Bide of the Atlantic would be better protected thereby. For these rea , sons, England as our natural ally, would not only make for our peace, but for uni versal peace; Ships wait for the rising tide to carry them safe over the bar. So "there is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune." Ameriea rose on the tide and became a great free nation and has sent her influence all the world over. France awoke only a cen tury ago, threw off her yoke and became one of the progressive peoples. Even far away Japan felt the flood and joined the others on the rising tide. Spain refused her opportunities and is the exception. She has sunken inj the ebb until now it would seem she must be carried, despite herself, by the great tide that sweeps the world. America is rising morally, she is rising religiously and through her the -world is growing better. Miss Auhle's oration showed thought, a knowledge of history and appreciation o" affairs as well as a clear, terse statement of an ex cellent subject. The old Scotch saying, "It's dogged as does it," was the theme of Miss Mabel Manning's oration. The meaning of "dogged" as applied to the things of life is only another name for success. The boy who doggedly goes to work to get the most out of life, to be successful at every odds, will find his efforts crowned with triumph. By this determination to ac complish an end, the "dark continent" was opened up to civilization, ' . ,. , , Willard is another example of w Frances pie of what may be achieved by persistence. Mies Mann ing urged her hearers to be somebody, to do something worthy, have a high pur pose in life and doggedly to cling to it and win the goal. The speaker's earnest ness would indicate that she knew her subject by experience, and goodly for tune will yet be hers. It was with no uncertain sound that Howard Black gave his views upon "Demagogues." There have been dema gogues in the past, they are here at the present and are growing up in every land for future use. Brutus was a great historical demagogue. The assasinatioii of our beloved president, Lincoln, was through the influence of demagogues They are in every phase of life, but the smallest, meanest demagogue is he who is found in the church, for he is not only a demagogue, but a hypocrite. The com monest of the type is the political dema gogue. He lives by his wits aud so by dull tools. The war demagogue is oue whom we are hearing much of now. He sits about the corners and harangues the idlers on war, but stays always away from action. "The demagogue is a dis grace to the human family." Mr. Black closed his oration by giving utterance to the thought all must share, "God give us man!" "England's Great Commoner" was a subject that could not but hold the at tention of the audience. Miss Wells ban died her subject admirably. The life of such a man must inspire the orator 1o best efforts. As Miss Wells sketched his career, she threw herself fully into the subject, showing his great persistence by this incident, his genius by another, his modesty and goodness by more and summed all up by saying, "His glory is Id the type of man he gave to the world." Miss Bertha Gregg gave a very concise history of child labor in England in the last century and surprised some of her hearers by stating the condition of chil dren employed in factories and the like in these free United States. Twenty-four thousand in New York alone and this number on the increase. We protect dumb beasts and birds, why not protect the children? This is a flue subject for discussion and Miss Gregg seemed fully in sympathy with her rubject. It was a relief to hear Miss Maud Stickney attribute some virtues to the much-abused millionaire. He has a tal ent, a sacred gift, for making or accum ulating money that should be respected as genius of another kind is respected. He comes honestly by a means which he uses to aid the poor, to inspire the less fortunate to greater activity and thus lends power to a higher sphere of life. Such was John Jacob Astor. Miss Stick ney stated her points clearly and well. Hers was a newer treatment of a much discussed question. Leon Adams, as the historian of '1)8 hoped that he like Boswoll might attain fame if not wealth for to this "composite biography" he had given his best efforts aud soulful thoughts. He was overcome with the thought of how much intellect the class had developed. How little they knew when they spelled out the position of the legeudardy cat upon the legendary mut, aud "how much we know to night." They had passed in safety over many; "London bridges," through pic nics and class parties and arrived at the goal. Mr. Adams' production was bright and entertaining as well as an instruc tive chapter in high school history. Missldah Hubbard's essay on "Our Nation's Songs" was timely. When all the country is singing "Yankee Doodle," Glory Hallelujah," etc., we are glad to know of their origin and history. Miss Hubbard gave many thoughts and inci dents connected with our songs that must make them the dearer to every true American. She would have them sung in our schools and loved by our people. Who can hear without echoing in his heart that last verse of our own "America:" "Our fathers' Uod! to Thee Author ot liberty, To Thee we sing; Long may our land be brlicht, With freedom's hoi; lltcbt; Protect us by thy might, Great Ood, our Kins!" The applause following showed Miss Hubbard had touched a patriotic cord in, her audience's heart. "The Children's Poet" found a sympa thetic friend and admirer in Miss Una Faley. She must love him or she could not have written so underetandlngly of his different themes, of his life and friends. Eugene Field is unique as a poet; be is versatile, American and all urown. Miss Faley s selections were apt and all read distinctly and feelingly. Tho nlaaa nrnnlifwv in tho hnnria ft Miss Ethel Camp was an ideal perform-, j ance. h rom washing miners eiotning . for gold dust in the Klondike to the . heights of inventive genius, Miss Camp laid bare the future occupations of her class-mates. Her revelations were witty without sting, and as charming and graceful as the prophetess herself. " "His Soul Goes Marching on." John Brown was not a fanatic, nor a man a nalf-nravari hv nurflnol urrnnna ha , sought to avenge, but one of noble soul and one whose whole life had been given for those whom he sought to free by offering himself a sacrifice. He was a heroic martyr and his soul is marching on and will be so long as these United States or great or heroic deeds shall live. Mr. Horace Wall's oration showed un usual thought and good composition. His address to the teachers and class was full ot kindly feeling and appreciation. The valedictory was a graceful close to a fine entertainment. ' Mr. Eiunison for the board of educa tion presented the fourteen graduates with their diplomas, after a few words of go kI wishes and advice. He would have them remember that though the sculp tured bust might be a beautifnl remind er of a great man or heroic deeds that the living personality is more than the mar ble. Lite is more than death. No one knows where duty may call him and at all times he should be ready. Some graduates of only three years ago are now in the south to offer their lives to protect their country's flag, nother on board a man-of-war was the witness of the destruction of an enemy's strong- hold. We know not what is before us; ! but as teachers they try to equip the boys and girls for the best manhood and womanhood and the best living. i The music by the quartet, as also the j duet, was another new feature. The , girls seemed to have those matters in their own hands and deservedly. The voices blended well and the two selec tions "Daddy" and "I know a fellow" were applauded to the echo, singing and acting both being appreciated. Mr. Claire Harvey's violin solo was a treat to musicians and those less versed in the art. He proved himself a leader as well in the orchestra. The character selection by the orchestra was graphic even to the shuffling of the dancing feet, not to mention the chimes and marches. The "buds," the "sweet girl gradu ates" aud all those pretty phrases come crowding to mind as our stupid brain tries to unravel the graces and mysteries of the graduates' gowns. With Herrick we exclaim: "Ribbands flow confusedly,' A winning wave, deserving note, In the tempestuous petticoat," These same "tempestuous" petticoats were plain-hemmed, narrow-ruffled, single-ruffled and graduatedly-ruflled and every one of them hung well, a cardinal virtue of any skirt and especially a grad uate's. The waists were shirred, tucked, gathered and beribboned with sleeves long and puffed, or shirred or tucked, or sleeves short and puffed and be-laced; but each and everyone of them as pretty, dainty and girlish as they could be, a series of triumphs in white organdie, lace and ribbons. The young women showed excellent taste in wearing sim ple, airy white dresses. "My love In ber attire doth show her wit, It doth so well become her. For every season she hath dressings fit, For Winter, Spring and Summer." When you Take your Vacation, the most necessary article to have with you (after your pocket-book) is a bottle ot Foley's Colic Cure. It is an absolute prevention or cure ot all derangements of the bowels caused by a change of water. You are likely to need it. W. H. Tlssot&Co. wW FT- Mm :u m i 1 1 mr THa ajjjv.,'! ; fj f j'f - - :j ALUMNI BANQUET. held in tup xnww un ex ' i wnn imkb bntll MONDAY EVENING. r. An Attendance of us Renew Their Hap- . pjr, School-Day Experiences. meaning 1 oasts Replete with Happy Sallies of ; Wit.-A Tribute to Mrs. Weau. The twenty-second annual banquet of t.lld W TT S A had hunma Matnro loyal sons and J VW.. daughters returned to their alma mater to renew old acquaintance, make new and extend the welcoming hand to '98. i As we gathered, few at first, but new groups arriving constantly, everyone I seemed possessed with the spirit of visit ing and tongues made lively music un til the president, Mr. Edward VanCleef, called the meeting to order and in a few appropriate remarks welcomed the asso ciation, saying in part that it ought to be a pleasure to every member, as well as a privilege, to come once each year to these meetings and he believed to those who had been present each year, it had been so. He then announced a most at tractive number of the program, a violin quartet by Messrs. Harvey, Skoglaud, Bowlby and Cushion. The report of the twenty-first alumni meeting was then read by Miss Jessie West, secretary. "Lily 8ervosse'8 Ride" was the subject ot Miss Lula Vincent's recitation, which was attentively followed by all, and heartily applauded. Miss Besse Eidt has already taken her place in the association as another of 0ur good musicians. We older ones lis- Itaned with minded feeliniw. How time haa ape,i away that these children of yesterday are the young men and women 0f to-day and they censing, play, aye! and nance better than wel The history from the beginning of things, high-school, to the very day was reviewed entertainingly by Miss Edith , Brink. We are truly wonderful beings , if we would only awake to the knowl- j edge of our importance. We have be- j come famous at home and abroad for skill, learning aud politics. An original production, spoken by Fred Hanson, held his audience tor some minutes so quietly no one seemed to breathe as we followed his hero through the breakers on his mission of mercy. The applause that followed was for the sate return of that brave man and Mr. Hanson, too. Mrs. King's solo was such a pleasure her audieuce would not let her say theui nay, but demanded with repeated ap plause another selection to which she, gracefully responded. Miss Pauline Hayes we hail as another Whitcomb Riley for she can make poetry out of the lowliest incidents. Faucy writing a poem, going into a state of ecstatic rapture over pulling an old hen by the tail out of a pan of flowering bulbs! And worse yet beheading the same unplumed or de-tailed hent But like Riley we insist Miss Hayes did it and well too. Another number the violin quartet especially beautiful brought us to the close of the first half of the evening. , The president announced a business meeting and appointed the following nominating committee: Mr. R. II. Kin- nison, Miss Orrie L. Warner and Miss Mamie Sutllff. While this committee were preparing their report, the question of changing the evening for the alumni meeting was discussed. A motion made by Mr. Wean that the time be changed from Monday evening following com mencement to Friday evening following commencement was carried. So next year the association will meet the same week of commencement. The nominating committee remained below so long it began to seem as if there might be a clsm, as the banquet was spread, oar president announced a grand march, ladies' choice, one man might in emergency, march with two ladies. It did not take long to arrange that part of the program, and as they filed along each member was given a tastefully arranged booklet bearing on the cover "W. H. S. A., '98" and under a waving flag the couplet: "'T Is the star-spangled banner; oh long may It wave! O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!" Upon the leaves printed in red and blue to complete the scheme of red, white and blue, our national patriotic songs. The line of march around the hall was then begun to the time of "Marchiug through Georgia." Everybody sang and marched as if he were "50,000 strong" marching via Georgia to Cuba. It was not upon the Spauish host, but to the mayor's court-room to an excellent sup per prepared by Caterer E. F. Robinson, Not a small part of the pleasure of the feast is due the juniors .who decorated the tables so tastefully with ferns and daises and our plates with a plentiful supply of good things. National colors adorned the chandeliers and walls.ih one corner, screened entirely by red, white and blue, an orchestra played dur ing supper. A special vote of thanks is due the junior class for their service and especially for the pleasure they have given all in their beautifnl decorations from commencement to the alumni ban quet. Mr. Toastmaster rapped for order and now had come another and better feast. Mr. Hollenbach greeted thejmembers and with a few remarks introduced Mr. Alden R. Palmer, who welcomed '98 iu part saying that we and Mr. Toastmaster were to be congratulated upon securing his presence that evening. Nobody else would do that part so at the eleventh hour like a fool he had rushed in where angels feared to tread. Applause. He remembered the time just ten years ago when he had entered that association, Then his whole thought had been what should he get to eat and drink and wherewithal should he be clothed. Mr. Palmer related a pathetic little incident of that day or evening of how he had proudly taken a young woman to alumni and after she had eaten what his good money had paid for she basely deserted him and went home with another man There were just an equal number of boys and girls in his class and if a girl stayed away a man was left; he was the man. '98 had no such troubles judging from the minority of the boys. Gracefully and heartily Mr. Palmer congratulated and welcomed '98 to the W. H. S. A., and he would have them ap preciate 'more and more the friendships here made and renewed. Leon Adams in a few stood sentences responded to "Unto school life with all Its joys We bid a sad good-by," Now that they were no longer school hoys and girls, they looked forward with confidence and joy that new experiences would make them the better and richer, "They live on milk and honey Don't pay for anything." Lyman Yale gave home such practical evidence that the foregoing couplet was a great mistake. We regret we can not quote his sentiments poetically ex pressed, but the stibstauce of it was un less the poor editor's subscription list was naid, lie could not even boast patched trousers by winter. Miss Feme Smith knows all about pies from "pi" to pies, apple, mud and pumpkin. "All new iUhes fade; The newest oft the fleetest, But of all thAtes now made, The applv'fcktill the sweetest." Ralph C. LindtV brought down upon his head repeated approval of the alumni as he mentioned stmrf of Ohio's greatest sons, famed the world over in legislative halls, war and science. Stanton, Cbase, W. T. and John Sherman, Grant, Hayes, Garfield and WillianiIcKinley, Thomas Edison, etc. Yet ontmore known to us all who had briglfteted thousands of lives by his unselfish flevotion and wis- dom, the name of Ripley H. Kinnison. Deafening applause expressed the senti- ments of the other alumni. Commodore Dewey made a mistake and was born ft Vermont, but he ought to be an Ohio man- Mlss Emily Sage responded very hap- plly to "Home." How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view." The most potent words ot our language are "mother, home and heaven," and home is properly the center of all things. Charles Kinnison to the "Sweet girl graduate! With life awlilrl. With dance and fancies free; T is thee I love All things above; Why can'st tbou ne'er love me?" owned right up like a man that the time was when h6 would rather meet a torpedo-boat destroyer than a pair of blue eyes, however he had possessed himself of some more courage now. He must have spent no little time studying these awful monsters, girls, (or he gave us a remark- Tt eyai I tfce big ffrada baklaa powda know a. ActaaltMUalwwit goMoaa XUfi farther tku sy etW fefaad. POWDER Absolutely Pure SOYAL SAKINO TOWOES CO., W1W VOSK. ably clear description of mauy types. After all the western reserve girls are ahead. Much study has not made Char les mad, if he is a bit wise beyond his years. Miss Edna Perkius described country life iu practice not theory and after all the same air is in the village us the coun try if there are "Hill, dale aud shady woods aud suuny plains And Iqiuld lapse of murmuring streams." In response to "A Soldier Boy," a very interesting letter from Frank Hollen bach was read describing camp life and scenes, tie sent best wishes ana greet ings to those who think of him, in re sponse to Who would be that youth? What pity Is tt That we can die but once to serve our coun try." "0, Alma Mater dear! As long as life shall last, Tby name we'll still revere." ! Miss Vinna Peters asked, "Who is our alma mater?" Is it not to each class the spirit of all the teachers who for twelve long years have guided them through this most precious part ot their lives? Others may have gone to the col- . leges and found there the statelier sisters :. of OUT beneficent mother, but ours has ' given us the means to live and we must shape the end ourselves. This fluished the toasts and now all returned to the hall above to hear the re port of the nominating committee. Af ter marching around the hall to the tune of "John Brown's Body." a halt was called, and the following officers elected for next year: President, Dr. Carl Rust; vice-president, Mrs. Addie Heminngway; secretary, Mary L. Herrick; treasurer, Eugene Cushion; toastmaster, Bentley Vischer; orator, Arthur Sprague; poet, Alfred Horr; reader, Minnie Naylor; his torian, Ethel Hall. Miss Naylor favored us with an exquis ite rendering of the two selections, "The Second Trial" and "A Lost Love." "The Battle-Cry of Freedom" woke the early morning echoes. Mr. Van Cleef called upon Mr. Kinnison, who ppoke in part as follows: He voiced the senti' ment of every member of the alumni wheu he said he missed one face which had been present at every meeting since he had been in Wellington, now nineteen years. It is only fitting that alumni and teachers pay a tribute to the memory of the founder of the association, who was held in highest regard and tenderest affection Mrs. W. R. Wean. None had been more cordial, more kindly iu welcoming himself and Mrs. Kinnison when they came here strangers than Mr. and Mrs. Wean. Some one has asked what is our alma mater. It is difficult to define; but is it not such teacners as mrs. wean wno typuy in mv- ng eye, helpful nana ana unseinnness in the work or life our benencent spirit, ainia mater t May we not say in ner beautiful life she stands as our type, our alma mater, we wlsn air. ean to reel that we have not forgotten him, but there oaly another tie to bind him to u8 We hold then in deepest and dearest remembrance her beautiful life. "Those who are in sympathy may rise. nitn- out exception the large company hashed 10 Mience arose ana siooa wun tear- dimmed ejW- After singing "America," the regular meeting of the alumni closed. twenty-second annual $25,000-00- To Loan on First Mortgage Security. The Home Savings Bank Co. of Well ington, have $25,000 to loan on first mortgages on farms in Lorain and ad joining counties. Those who are desir ous of borrowing in this way will do well to make application at the above named bank without delay. 27 The Fish and Game Laws Id several northwestern states have been considerably modified. Send for free synopsis of these laws to W. B. Kni. , skern, 22 Fifth avenue, Chicago, 111, fPji 111 H i 1 V. I :-'((.