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| "An I rlno I, If Central West Virginia j in Central West Virginia irflbllO I 10 4?J Clarksburg iclcgram Devoted to Praotioal Information, gome n&WB< pure politics, and the Development of West Virginia's Resouroes VOL. XXXII.?NO. 30. CLARKSBURG, W. VA., JUNE 9. 1833. WHOLE NO. 1584 BEAUTY'SCARNIVAL (nnimeneemeat Exercises of Broad das College last night. SK V j: N DIPLeSiS GRANTED. The Sweet Ulrl Graduates Creeled by a Great Audleuce. ^ I116*106 m f D J necessa r i 1 y present one of those rare, trans scendental, omnipresent scenes that captivates the eye, intoxi cates the senses and afterwards crystallizes into an unfading memory. There ?was never a more de lighted audience than the one which gathered last night to wit ness the graduating exercises of Broaddus College. Long before the hour set for the commence ment of the exercises there was not a comfortable seat to be ob tained. The electric lights never con tributed their mysterious powers to a more inspiring or pleasing spectacle; inspiring to those who took part and pleasing to those who "looked on." It was like a glimpse into fairyland or a"dream of fair women"?beings lovely enough to have escaped from the raiabow, ?ml graceful enough to J have posed before a Grecian art ist. Well might ithave been called an epoch in the lives of seven young ladies, to each of whom the ??sunnier scenes of the class room were soon to become as as fleeting life pictures cast upon the weirdicurtain which rose upon the drama of a sterner life, with its sublime possibilities." The First Regiment Band played several beautiful airs be fore the exercises began. The following was the order of the exercises: ^U8i0'? ? ? ? ? ? -First Bg't Band invocation Bev. J. D. Simmons Masio: "While Thee I Seek, "....Marsh Misses Lowe, Evans, Cooper, Smith Messrs Annan and Bowles. bnlututory Geetlngs . Miss Estelle Powell. Musio: "ASpring Morning." Abt Misses Lowe, Pieroe. Evans, Cooper _ and Smith. Lssay Turning Points , Miss Nannie Lowe, Music: ' Out oil the Deep," Lohr Miss Cora Smith. Essay Voices of the Present . Miss Ethel Carle. Music: "Ab Fadee the Evening Hours," Misses Lowe, Pieroe,Cooper, siuver, ? . . , Evans and Smith. Original Poem: The Key of the Future . . Miss Viola Stitzer, Music: "La Capriociosa," Mattie Miss Willa Lowe. *-ssoy ?.... ..Something Lett Undone . Miss Lottie Cooper. Music: "Lol Smiling Spring," Sharpe Misses Lowe, Pieroe, Cooper, Evans ,, ? and Smith. "?y ? ? ? To Be and Not to Seem . Miss Vesta Wadsworth. Music: Solo. .. .? Miss Cora Smith Essay and ^ alediotory?Idealism; or the Power of the Ideal MiBs Bonnie 8mith. Miss Estelle Powell, the bright and popular daughter of Prof. IJowell, was salutatorian and de livered the address of welcome ?n a manner that fully sustained her high reputation as a student and scholar. It was resplendent with literary gems and through out betrayed a poetic genius and an exquisite literary taste. Miss I'owell wore cream brocaded silk 'rimmed with lace and ribbons. Miss Nannie Lowe, attired in white figured silk with lace bertha and satin ribbons, looked very Pretty as she advanced to talk about "Turning Points." Her4 pleasant manner made her a favorite from the beginning. r?in the conclusion of her essay P"r reporter caught the follow 'fg: "What we call a. turning P?'nt is simply on occasion which sums iip and brings to result Previous training, so it should be our aim in life to prepare for these supreme moments, remem bering that it is an -inexorable law of human souls that they are prepared for sudden deeds by the reiterated choice of good and evil which determine character.'" Miss Ethel Carle in her charm ing costume of crepe de OJiina never appeared to better advantage. Her friends expected something choice and they were not disappointed in her essay on 1 "Voices of the Present," which concluded as follows: ''Of all'this change one cannot say that all is good or that all is evil. There is doubtless much of both. The world is still very imperfect, but it has advanced in many things, even within the last hundred j years. Ono is at least safe in saying that there is a more active spirit of justice and humanity aboad than ever before." Miss Viola Stitzer, as class poet, more than delighted her auditors by reciting an original poem that was characterized by deep accuracy and a rare sum mation of inventive literary genius. Miss Lottie Cooper's subject, I "Something Left Undone," was directly the opposite to what she appeared to her friends upon this occasion, for she seem to have left nothing "undone." Her com mencement gown was white silk with ribbon and lace trimmings. A pretty thought from her essay was, "Why are we false to pres ent duties when we known that each time we break a thread in the loom and we the weaving of a life time? We, as students, havi1 h::<l many duties and as we have fulfilled them well our re ward will be in the new life we are to enter. If faithfully and con scientiously we have labored at each task, we shall be prepared for the duties that are to come, and will be amply rewarded in the fuller pleasures of that higher life." Miss Vesta Wadsworth, on this crowning occasion of her life, read a thoughtful production on the subject, "To be and Not to Seem." She wore cream silk, lace and pearl trimming and merited the applause that a cul tured audience gave her. As valedictorian Miss Bonnie Smith presented a finished liter ary production and won the fullest appreciation of the audi ence. She was attired in cream brocaded silk, richly set oft with pearl embroidery and additional trimmings of ribbon and lace. She had selected for a theme. ??Idealism" or "The Power of the Ideal." Elegant diction, wide research and graceful delivery characterized this performance which was in part as follows: "All nations and all ages have had their ideals. In proportion to the degree of civilization and true culture, the standard has been high or low." Speaking of the ideal motive as applied to some of earth's departed heroes she said: "With Isaiah it was in spiration; with Socrates, wisdom; with Caesar, ambition; with Luther, faith; with Washington, patriotism; with. John Brown, fanaticism. * * The command ing genius in every successful career must be some definite aim, some vision of greatness or use fulness that shall marshal the energies, crystallize the courage and be as light, heat and gravita tion to the ennobling powers of the soul. * * When the shad ows lengthen and life's day de clines. the Hero of Calvary be comes an unfailing support. When the night of death comes, his radiant form leads on through gloom nor stops 'till the ideal of earth gives place to the real in heaven.'" She concluded with a valediction that paid a high compliment to Prof. Powell and his work, spoke tenderly of the lamented Prof. Harris and of the now fast, dissolving ties of college life. Her parting tribute to teachers and class/nates was a happy combination of tender sentiments and cherished remi niscences. Among the young ladies whoso musical contributions deserve special mention are Miss Willa Lowe, who was attired in laven der silk. Miss Dora Evans in white china silk and Miss Cora Smith in Nile green silk tastefully trimmed in lace. As shown by the program, choice selections of music were given at stated times. Prof. Powell, in a very happy manner, presented the diplomas to the graduates. He spoke of the excellent work done by the college in the past; the places of prominence filled by her gradu ates, and said wherever he met an Alumna of this institution he found a woman of brains and culture; that Clarksburg bore high testimony to the truth of this statement. He referred to the college as standing midway between the public and preparatory schools and the University, offering a broad and liberal course of study. He said: "To the graduates of these schools the college reaches out her hand and lifts them into a higher and better sunlight; It places them upon untried heights from which larger, broader and more fruitful fields open up to the intellectual vision." He then urged those who were graduated from our public schools to come to Broaduus for their crown ing.faaoors', and said; ?'To these. Broaddus College, nestling amid her sylvan shades on the banks of yon winding stream, opens wide her doors and bids them come to that fountain and drink deep of the Pierian spring." He paid a high compliment to Miss Stitzer in the following beautiful language: "Among those who win laurels tonight is one who, two sessions ago, stood before you, a girl of tender years, wearing the highest honors con ferred by your public school, thirsting for greater knowledge, with higher aims and loftier as pirations. ? * - To-night she goes forth a full graduate of Broaddus College, wearing grace fully upon her brow the chaplet, the garland - wreath of poet laureate." Prof. Powell then explained the college standard for gradua tion in the various schools, and delivered the diplomas with the following address to the gradu ates: ? "It is with peculiar pride and pleasure, young ladies. I present you with these diplomas this evening. I share with you that joy which springs from merited honors and a conscienceness of duty well performed. I know full well the struggle you have made and the triumph you have achieved. The effort was worthy woman's highest endeavor. I congratulate you upon your splendid success. May you wear the honors of this occasion as gracefully as you have worthily won them. To you may they be an incentive to higher aspirations and greater effort, and, in the years to come, a beacon light to guide you; an inspiration when each one separate and apart must stand alone in the great battle of life. You go forth tonight upon new scenes and new relations. I bid you God-speed. May the same high and holy ambition, the same devotion to duty -which characterized you here be in your future career. Tho poet truly teaches us: " 'Not enjoyment and not sorrow Ts our destined end or w?y. But to live that eacli tomorrow Finds us further than today.' "These words remind you of another preparation for a higher and better life; that you are to be students under another teach er and there pass another exam ination. May you here, too, 1 "?each the standard required, be ! graduated and receive from the ! hands of our Savior, the greatest of all teachers, the highest of all I diplomas?even a crown of etern al rejoicing. And now, in bid ding you an affect'onato farewell, let me adopt the language of the Old classic poet on the departure J of his loved Virgil to the shores t_f Attica: 'May the brothers of Helen, lucid stars and the father of the winds guide you, but may you feel only the breath of the I wphyr. The address to the graduates I was delivered by Rev. G. M. Shott. of Fairmont, after Prof. Powell had delivered the diplo mas. The English graduates were Misses Smith, Cooper and Wads worth and the regular graduates Misses Stitzer. Carle. Lowe and Powell. Certificates in General History were awarded Messrs L. B. Bowles and W. D. Annan. ? The ushers were Prank Rey nolds. Willie Wallis, A. M. Ben nett. Luther Haymond, Ed. Gar rett. Walter Willis. Clyde Rey nolds, Charlie Holden, Trumnn Gore and Edward Wallis. All the graduates were the recipients of many presents and flowers and fruits in endless varieties. Rev. C. M. Thompson pronounced the benediction and j the sevon graduates and their | friends proceeded from the court house to the college, whore a The old college walls were made to resound with joyous mirth and sparkling wit. Refreshments were served in elegant style and everybody appeared to enjoy it. Over a hundred guests were present. VERYSKNSAT10NAL. Two Grafton Girls are Enticed Away. Grafton had a great day May 30th. but probably no part of the days doings has attracted more attention than the villainous at tempt of two men to abduct two Grafton girls. The men in ques tion ane Ephraim Bee, a drum mer from West Union, and Chas. Berkshire, a married barber from Fairmont, whose marriage a short time ago to Miss Ada Wheatly is remembered by many of our readers. The girls who became the vic tims of the conspiracy were a daughter of Frank Dean, an old line B. & O. engineer, and Misn Baker, of Fetterman. The men secured carriages and brought the gii'ls to Clarksburg, stopping over night en route, and arriving here on the 31st Inst. Here they started the girls to Wheeling, in tending to follow them on a later traip. By this time Mr. Dean had learned of the affair and in formed all the railroad men to be on the look-out. and it is report ed that Bee and Berkshire were put off the train three times be tween here and Grafton. They finally pulled up at Bridgeport, ordered a.team from Clarksburg, and started across the country. At Big Ibaac they sent the team back and secured horses, dis Kuised themselves and startod away. The officers by this time were after them and finally suc ceeded In arresting them near Big Isaac on last Sunday. They are now in jail nt Grafton and the girls are yet at Wheeling or Columbus. The fellows are in for some trouble for their folly, and when they were taken to Grafton there was much talk of treating them to tar and feathers. WORLD'S FAIR, What May Be Seen at the Great Show. SPON no other ; six hundred macros on this | earth can one i go so far as In | Jackson park. ' Cnicago. In addition to the great build ings and the ? vast array of grand exhibits, there are wonders from many lands. If one has a desire to go to Alaska, there is an Esquimaux village built and arranged just as it would be in far-away Alaska. The Esquimaux natives are there, women and children doing just as they would do in their native places. In tho same manner that peculiar race called Cliff Dwellers can bo seen ?actual Cliff Dwellers dodging in and out of a genuine cliff. In like manner you can visit many strange lands about which you have read, aud see the native inhabitants, on a small scale, liv ing, cooking, dressing and be having almost llko they did at home. You can in this part of the Exposition grounds, called the Midway flaisance," pass, hurridly through Turkey, Japan. Ireland, China. Austria and many other lands, in miniature. It may woll be called the World's Pair, for in a week, if are very elegant. x glau that our owo VVegt Virginja building has so many admirers. I stood in the main parlor a few minutes and listened to the com pliments that were made concern ing it by people from other states and countries. The ladies, es pecially were delighted with its pretty finish of our many native woods, for nearly all the other buildings on the grounds are mafe of plaster of Paris inside and outside. I heard many ex pressions snch as -O. how de lightful!" "how perfectly love ly ? . and was glad to feel that our little Mountain State was not entirely lost sight of amid the pageantry of many nations. Next week I expect to tell about the wild beasts and Carl Hagenbeck's great menagerio. _ S. P. R.' LIGHTNING'S VICflM The Terrible Electric Cur rent Strikes LEMUEL D. JARVIS, JR. One of the most shocking calamities In many years occur red near town about four o'clock on Monday evening. Mr. Lemuel D. Jarvis, Jr., was at work on his father's farm and during a rain storm at about the above men tioned time, had taken refuge under a large tree. The tree was struck by lightning the conciu sion is that the young man was in stantly killed. His dog was also killed at the same time. The yoke of oxen he had been using were grazing near and the horse upon which he expected to ride home stood hitched a few yards distant. His clothing was badly torn but there were no wounds upon him. the current having passed along his body from head to foot, bursting his left shoe. Ho would have been twenty-one years of age had ho lived until next November. He was the son of Lemuel D. Jarvis, Sen., one of our city's most worthy citizens. Every I body admired the young man and I there was something about the I great throngthatcrowcled around . his bier on Wednesday that was j deeper acd profounder than the | sadness that comes with the pre I sence of death. Loving friends j sent many pretty and costly floral tributes to wreath his coffin and gravo. The interment took placu on I Wednesday 2 p. m.. at Elk View Cemetery, lilsowhero in these columns will be found his obitu ary. IllMMe or Went Virginia. The sixteenth annual < ounoil of the Diocese of West Virginia is now in session at the Protest ant Episcopal church. Many prominent Episcopal ministers and church members from all parts ot the state are present. The session has been and con tinues to be a very interesting one. The programme for Satur day and Snnday is as follows: HATtTBDAY, 7 a. ra.- Mnrnii.ff Prayer-Meowing. Address by H H. L. Thome*. !i n. m.- niisiauH SeesioiL Its. m. -lUtittHS for Diviuo tiutvioe. Hvrmou liy Bev. R, D. Iioll.T, 8 to ft p. m. Business resumed to ud joiunmout NPXDAT. lOSDn. m,- Divine Service. Herman byltt. ltev.G.W I'eterkiii.D.D. LL 1). CoNriRMATIO*. - p. m. Sunday School Servfoe. j 8 p. m. Divino Bervioe. Hi-rmon by Rev. Jnoob UrittlriRbam. Concluding with All iiddri'iH by the Jiuliop. Appalling Accident. Yesterday a ten year old son j of A. B. Talbott, a farmer living a few utiles out from t ! abdomen while hand li ngal shot gun. Ho lived but a short time, being terribly mangled by the shot. Rev Moore, of Grafton, ex changes pulpits with Rov. Evans, of Goff Chapei, next Sunday. Richard Fowkes.son of William Powkes, of Buckhannon. former ly of this place, was married to Miss Lucie Bally last Tuesday evening at Buckhannon. The Glenville State Normal School has been fortunate enough to secure that brilliant young West Virginian, Waitman Barb, of the Parkersburg State Journal, to address her literary societies on Juno '20. The Telegram comes to you this week as it- has for many weeks past, with a full account of the leading even's of the last seven days. It is the only paper [that gets a full report of the closing of the different schools, and accurately notes the dojngs of the various State gatherings that have assembled here during the spring. I.ate I'cncIHnk'i Miss Gertrude Browa has re turned from Texas.havingvisitod the World's Pair "in transit." Miss Mary M. Jessop, of Austin, is the guest of Rev. Evans. Rev. G. M. Shott's address to the Broaddus graduates last night was witty, original and thought ful. His audience appreciated his remarks very much and will remember him as one of the suc cesses of the occasion. Among the well-known clergy men who attended the commence ment were Revs. Simmons, of Grafton; Holden, of Centre Branch; Stump, of Buckhannon, and Langfurd, of Lewis county. A large audience heard Rev. Winfrey's baccalaureate sermon on Wednesday evening. Miss llallie Taurman very gracefully managed the musical performances at the commence-. ment exercises and as usual made it a success.