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The Democratic Advocate.
SI.OO PER AX NI M. western md. coliege COWENCEHENT EXERCISES ATTRACT unusually large audiences Orators and Elocutionists Contest for Prizes Tune is the month of brides, ban jos and baccalaureates. It is the E season for essays, recitations reunions, banquets, diplomas and manv other things incident to the Sose of the college year. Weighty problems are tackled, discussed and Slved to the entire satisfaction of Graduates and applauding relatives and friends. While these efforts may no immediate effect in producing Seat reforms or changing present methods of government, they show That the students have made good use o heir time in devoting it to the ....ay of important questions, and have thus laid the basis for future usefulness. They also indicate the extent to which the reasoning facul- ] ties have been developed by the col-, e course, and whether or not atten- | on has been paid to the construc tive ability and to the cultivation of a forceful and pleasing delivery-; Those who have accomplished these, things have a perfect right to get all the pleasure possible out of the cele bration of their achievements. In this thev should be assisted by the college officials and by relatives and friends , and the commencement season should be just what it is—a period of mirth and hilaritv and rejoicing over duty well done. To the graduates of Western Maryland College the Ad vocate wishes commanding and pros perous careers, and a restful vacation | to those who are to return in the! fall. . We give below a brief account ot the exercises in the order in which they took place. The Preparatory School. In all great battles the commander in-chief opens up with his new re cruits and holds in reserve his season- T-d veterans for the final onslaught, so in this case the pupils of the pre paratory school were first sent to the firing line. This preliminary skirmish took place Friday evening, and at tracted a large audience. The con testants acquitted themselves in a very creditable manner. There -was no ap pearance of stage fright, no lapse of memory, the essays showed careful prepartion. while the recitations were humorous and acted as an offset to the heavier parts. The complete program was as follows; Chorus;—Geisha Dance Marzo. The Norman Conquest Original. Katie Lindsay Frizzell, Germantown. Md. The Opportunities of the American Boy-Original. Daniel Langhorne Coulboume, Walker’s Ford, Va. Piano Duet:— (a) Minuet. L.,.JL~. (b) Romance Tours. Miss Hammond and Miss Haddaway. The Conquerors MacLaughlin. Charles Dixon Linthicum, Church CreekJMd. Mary Queen of Scotts Original. Nellie Horn Mitchell. Baltimore, Md. Vocal Solo;—The Two Grenadiers-- Schumann. Mr. Clark. The Judgment Day - Phelps. Ethel Fry Sweigart, Bruceville,!|Md. Child Labor Original. Alfred Pfistch, Jr.. Baltimore, Md. Piano Solo Titania, Fantasie de Con cert-Wely. Miss Frizzell. The One-Legged Goose. Smith. Ada Racie Hurlock, Kennedy ville. Md. The American Philanthropist- Original. William Harrington Clark, La Plata,fcMd. Spanish Song . Marzo. The Mexican of the Southwest Original. Franklin Charles Thomas, Buckeysto\vn._Md. Awarding Dr. Lewis presented the certificates of graduation from the preparatory school and admission to the Freshman class of the college. Before doing so, he delivered a brief address on the advantages of culture. While the ma terial things of life nre necessary, he said, they should not neglect the cultivation of its refining influences. Take care of the roses, and the cab bages will look out for themselves.” Those receiving certificates were as follows: Edgar Skinner Browning, William Harrington Clark, Daniel Langhorne Coulbourn. Charles Dixon Linthicum, Haul Markel, Alfred Pfitsch, John Samuel Pickett, Reuel Roberts, Fran cis Earle Shriner, Franklin Charles Thomas, Vernon Stevens Wilkinson, Katie Lindsay Frizzell,Florence Green, -Mildred Haddaway, Camsadel Ham mond. Ada Racie Hurlock, Nellie Horn ■Mitchell .Helen Bonday Ringrose, Ethel fry Sweigart. Those receiving honorable mention We J e Miss Katie Frizzell, of the upper sub-freshman class, Roscoe Lane Douglas and Miss Henrietta Roop, °f the lower sub-freshman class. Class Day. Saturday is given over to class af lams; class day by the graduates, class reunions, class yells given with lusty Jjgor, class parades, and finally the -'i , Blan effigy-burning and fire works mi the day with jollity and make the >ght gay. At 2 o’clock in the after oon, the seniors in cap and gown arched between two rows of white gowned young ladies, bearing a daisy nam. through the walks of the cam jus to a stage gaily decorated with anting in class and college colors and mierous college pennants. Before a ie audience, seated on the grassy s“’ they gave a program full of <ege humor, with touches here and the pathos of the closing days nrf o ege S areers - There was a class a critical introduction, history, I ami cy ’ a bestowal of gifts, last will finer te f, tament and a farewell. At the ! p _ Se the class, followed by the audi ab6 W . ent to the Alumni Hall, where cif* 6 # l. fu l st ained-glass window, the eut or the class of 1908 to alma mater, the o uaveiled - This is the fourth in; trivi, les of wind ows representing the I Ouadrivlum of the middle .an£ symbolizes music. This win- i rnl . 18 beautiful in design and rich in t the ri ng ' Ir ’ Short, president of tirm Clas . s > made a speech of presenta- j cen+t nd Presi dent Lewis replied, ac-; oMcmf 1116 Sift. As the class' of U * retur ed to College the classes SBt 1909, 1910 and 1911 were thp oP . alon g the walks and saluted chppr ei V ors with their yell and three! 8 for 19 °8- I p ’ m - fhe president en- I a ttle faculty and students at! 9 th* , on on his lawn. From 7to I clasc , c 388 had reunions in various; lee® J, 000 ® 8 Kaily decorated in col- * mors, flowers and various color- I ed lights, and last of all came the fire works. An immense throng gathered on the western hill sloe of the cam pus to witness the demonstration of the freshmen as, clad in drapery of white and with flaring lurid torches and muffled drums, they bore the cas ket supposed to contain the mortal re mains of Cicero to the funeral pyre, and after an outburst of oratory the torch was applied and the flames lit up the sea of faces which rose tier ou tier in amphitheatre style up the hillside. A beautiful display of fire works followed, and finally a set piece, showing the significant ’ll, was set off and with yell after yell by the successive classes the day closed. Baccalaureate Sunday. A congregation numbering nearly one thousand persons assembled in Alumni Hall Sunday morning to hear the sermon and witness the cere monies Incident to the baccalaureate service, which began with the proces sional. The faculty and the graduat ing class, in cap and gown, the clergy men of the city, members of the fac ulty of Westminster Seminary, Dr. J. W. Hering, president of the board of trustees and the students marched to the platform singing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” When all had entered there were about 800 persons on the stage. This was followed by an invocation and the Lord’s prayer by Rev. C. S. Slagle, of the Reformed Church, after which the college choir sang “Te Deum Laudamus.” The commandments, with responses by the school, were read bv Rev. J. W. Reese, Ph. D. Rev. P. H. Miller, D. D., of Grace Lutheran Church, led the responsive reading of the Psalter, and the congregation joined in the Apostles’ creed and the Gloria. The college choir sang “They Shall Not Hunger Nor Thirst,” and announcements were made by Vice- President McDaniel. Rev. D. L.Green field. D. D., of the Methodist Protest- , ant Church, read the Scripture lesson from John XIII, 1-20, and the congre gation joined in singing the hymn “Jesus Calls Us.” The sermon was delivered by Rev. Thos. H. Lewis, president of the col lege. whose theme was “Christ as the Model Man,” taken from the text “Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.” Addressing the members of the grad uating class directly, Dr. Lewis said: “I have already pointed out to you that we may not hope to imitate Jesus i by copying His outward conduct, but j only by imitating His spirit. And now ! I wish to add that there is no way for us to imitate His spirit but by possess ing it. It is vain for us to go about the matter from the outside. What we mean and what the Scripture means by taking Christ as our model |is nothing less than having Christ formed in us, and this can only be done by the Holy Ghost creating in us a new nature. The resentment against this old-fashioned doctrine, so pre i valent among our youth today, is not due, as they fondly imagine, to the great advancement they have made in the acquisition of truth; but to the lack of meekness. This vital essential of the religious temper is despised, and without the religious temper we can only talk about religion; we can never really possess it. Hence so many really studious persons are running ito intellectual seed, ‘ever learning and i never coming to the knowledge of the truth.’ Rut if you are in earnest about making Christ your model, you must j remember that you will never learn how by talking about it or studying about it or practicing this and that virtue. No. It is lifted clear out of this realm into the supernatural, ‘No man can say that Jesus is Lord but by the Holy Ghost.’ | “I beseech you, therefore, to seek the Holy Ghost and be quickened into S a new life and be made a new creature ' and obtain new ideas,and ‘when Christ, Who is your life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.’ ” The annual sermon before the Col lege Christian Associations was deliv ered in the evening by Rev. Dr. Wil liam H. Dunbar, of St. Mark’s Luther an Church, Baltimore. Services were suspended for the day in the Lutheran, Reformed, Methodist Episcopal and Methodist Protestant | churches in compliment to the college and to enable their members to attend the services at the college. Society Reunions, Monday afternoon each of the four societies gave receptions to former members and friends. Interesting programs were rendered and refresh ments were served. Reminiscences by former members of the days when ; they were students were much en j joyed. There is a drawing power in j these societies which brings the mem ! bers back year after year, no matter I how distant nor how widely separat } ed. These occasions are among the most enjoyable of the incidents con nected with the close of the college year. Music and Elocution Recitals. The large number of graduates in this department made it necessary to divide this performance, and one re cital was given Monday morning at 10 and the other in the evening at 8. MORNING PROGRAM. Theodore Wesley Darnell, Ocean ville, N. J. The Two Runaways from Lonesome John Fox Nora Amelia Stoll. Brooklyn, Md. “Oh. Robert, Robert !” Aria from Robert Lee Diable - Meyerbeer Bessie Amanda Hastings, Laurel, Del. If Love were All Anthony Hope Katie Chambers Griffith. Alachua. Fla. The Cathedral Courtship Kate Douglas Wiggin Bertha Olivia Soper, Willows, Md. The Boat Race Oliver Wendell Holmes Roselle Harris, Henderson, N. C. Allegro Vivace Sonata Op. 2, No. 2 Beethoven Rachel Elizabeth Donovan. Laurel. Del. Fingalshoehle Mendelssohn Heller Ruby Kathyrn Ahern, Millington, Md. Ballade in A fiat ; .....Chopin Marjorie Stuart Vickers, Philadelphia, Pa. Mansie Wanch’s First and Last Play—.D. M. Moir Mary Fisher Sylvester. Hillsboro, Md. The Resurrection Edwin Arnold EVENING PROGRAM. Ernest Livingston Ashby, Oakland, Md. Hamlet. Act 1, Scene 5 Shakespeare Anna Louise Chaffinch, Easton, Md. Battle from Sohrab and Rustum—Matthew Arnold Fannie Benson Merrick, Sudlersville, Md. What’s the Use? Burgess Johnston Got to go to School - Anon Wish’d I was a Girl Anon Mary Reyner Downes, Denton, Md. Scherzo - Saint-Saens Elsie Marguerite Saulsbury, Baltimore, Md. Liebestraeum in A flat Liszt Wilsie Anne Adkins, Salisbury, Md. Rigoletto Verdi-Liszt Nora Amelia Stoll. Brooklyn, Md. Pippa Passes Browning Ellen Morgan Bowling, La Plata, Md. Her Cuban Tea Pauline Phelps Ruby Kathyrn Ahern. Millington, Md. Waltz Song from Romeo and Juliet Gounod George Frank Thomas, Adamstown, Md. Cato. Act IV. Sc. 4. Act V, Sc. 4 Addison Awarding of Certificates of Graduation. WESTMINSTER, MD, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 19, 1908. At the conclusion of the recitals Dr. Lewis made a short address. This is usually the most popular feature of the commencement exercises, but the disagreeable weather kept a ! great many at home. Elocution Contest. The contests in elocution for the Norment prizes between the freshmen and sophomores took place Tuesday morning in Alumni Hall. The excell ent. showing made reflected great credit upon the training of Miss Nannie Lease, the able head of the elocution department. Following is the program: FRESHMEN. Virginia—A Lay of Ancient Rome .Lord Macaulay, i William Clark Coulboum, Walker’s Ford, Va. ■ How He Saved St. Michaels....M. A, P. Stansbury. Alvin Dey Stultz, Manasquan, N. J. 1 The Black Horse and His Rider-.-Charles Sheppard. , Carl Twigs, Twiggtown, Md. t Piano Solo Consolation Liszt. \ Miss Kinder. ■ The flight of the Red Horse H. E. Warner. Anna Marie Crumrine, Melrose, Md. ; The Jnggler of Tonraine Edwin Markham. I .Dorothy Elderdice, Westminster, Md. I A Fourth-class Resignation Mariana Tall man, Isabel McCollum Roop, Westminster, Md. Vocal Quartet Minuet Mars®. I Misses Saulsbury, Ahem, Chaffinch and Stoll. SOPHOMORES. ’ The Chariot Race in Alexandria George Ebers. I Linley William Gerringer, Elon College, N. C. I One Niche the Highest Elihu Burritt, I Russell Vinton Lewis, Gaithersburg, Md. j Knee-deep in June James Whitcomb Riley., William Richard Wiley, Jarrettsville, Md. Piano Solo Finale from Sonata Op. 10. No. 1 Beethoven Miss White, j Rabbi Ben Levi Longfellow, i Helen Gertrude Hooper, Easton, Md. Como Joaquin Miller, i Vesta Irene Kinder, Williamsport, Md. The Sermon Louisa M. Alcott. Cecille Marceline Parks, Parksley, Va. Alvin Dey Stultz, of Manasquan, N. J., and Miss Dorothy Elderdice, of j Westminster, won the freshmen prizes. William Richard Wiley, of j Jarrettsville, Md., and Miss Cecille | Marceline Parks, of Parksley, Va., were the fortunate ones among the sophomores. , „ Alumni Association. Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock the Alumni Association held its annual meeting in the alumni room. A re port of the endowment fund commit tee was read, and plans for the in crease of the fund were discussed. The class of 1908 were received into membership, and the beautiful stained glass window presented to the associ ation by the class was gratefully ac knowledged. Miss M. L. Shriver and Prof. W. R. McDaniel, the committee appointed to place a wreath of flowers each commencement week upon the grave of the first president of the college. Rev. James Thomas Ward, reported that this had been done. The old corps of officers were re flected, as follows: President, Hon. B. F. Crouse, ’73; vice presidents. 'Baltimore— L. Irving Pollett, ’B9; I Eastern Shore—Milton L. Veasey, ’96; | Western Shore—Mrs. Florence Wil son Stoner, '80; New York, Dr. Harry G. Watson, ’B9; Washington—J. Daw j son Williams, ’O2; Secretary, Mary Louise Shriver, ’9O; Treasurer, Prof. W. R. McDaniel. ’80; Editors. Miss Jewell Simpson. ’99. Rev. T. R. Wood ford. ’9B. Following the meeting a | collation was served in the banquet room, after which speeches by sev eral alumni were much enjoyed, and I the class yells and college yell were given. Society Contests. Alumni Hall was crowded to its farthest capacity Tuesday evening by !an audience which gathered to wit ness the oratorical contest between i the college societies. The ladies wore their finest frocks and these alone were worth going miles to see. This magnificent hall probably never be fore held so great an aggregation of personal beauty and enchanting cos tumes. Most of those present allied themselves with one side or the other, and displayed their partiality with vigorous applause for their favorite orators. When the decisions were announced the same old scenes were enacted—the girls shrieked and the boys rushed to the stage, surrounded the winners, and gave the society yell. The winners were Browning and Web ster. An especially pleasing feature was the singing by the W. M. C. Lyric Quartette. Following is the program: Browning Essay -..The True Victor. Florence Elise Israel. Laurel. Md. Philomathean Essay "Lest We Forget.” Eleanors Louisa Mooyer, .Baltimore, Md. Vocal Solo;—Then weep, oh. Grief-worn Eyes Aria from Le Cid - Miss Salisbury. Irving Oration The Future of the Jew. Albert Buckner Coe, Delta. Pa. Webster Oratkm -.Onr South American Relations. Jesse E3i Pritchard. Asheboro, N. C. Piano Solo: —Fantasie Impromptu Chopin. Miss Hooper. Browning Essay- The Fate of the Reformer. Edith Clift Holt. Elkton, Md. Philomathean Essay -Pioneers of Civilization. Bertie Lillian Stoll. Brooklyn, Md. Vocal Solo r—The Goldbeater Randegger. Mr. Mikesell. Irving Oration —The Triumph of Civic Righte ousness Ronalds Taylor, Inwood. N. Y. Webster Oration Martin Luther at the Diet at Worms John Samuel Turner, Baltimore, Md. Selections W. M. C. Lyric Quartet. Judges on composition Prof. Royal J. Davis, St. John’s College; Prof. Wm. A. Wilbur. George Washington! University: Dr. John C. French, Johns Hopkins University: on delivery—Col. W. S. Powell, State Board of Education; J. Clarence Lane, Hagerstown Bar; Hon. J. Enos Ray. Speak er of House of Delegates. Commencement Day. At 9.30 Wednesday morning the trustees, students, graduates and fac ulty entered Alumni Hall to the pro cessional “A Mighty Fortress,” sung by the choir and accompanied by the orchestra. The program follows: Processional “A Mighty Fortress” Prayer Rev. J. M. Sheridan. President of the Md. Annual Conference Orchestra: Overture, Encouragement..-Maynard Reverence, an Element of Greatness (Salutatory) Fannie Benson Merrick Gettysburg in the Light of Today (Salutatory) George Frank Thomas Orchestra: Intermezzo. Vilia (Wood Gymph).— Lehar The American Fountain of Youth ............ Nora Amelia Stoll The Highest Form of Government Ellen Morgan Bowling The Modern Benefactor Anna Louise Chaffinch Orchestra: Excerpts from Martha Flotow The Passing of War- Theodore Wesley Darnell The Power that Makes Peace H. Ward Lewis The Citizen and the Primary Ernest L. Ashby Orchestra : Meditation - Morrison UNDERGRADUATE HONORS AND CONFERRING OP DEGREES. The Revelations of Science (Valedictory)— Mary Letitia Porter The Temperance Question Today (Valedictory) Ellery DeWitt Simpson Benediction. Note—The Valedictorians are those securing the highest, and the Salutatorians the next highest grades in the studies of the Junior and Senior years. The other speakers have been chosen for excellence in the composition and delivery of ora tions and essays during the Junior and Senior yean. Conferring the Degrees. The selections by Parson’s Orchestra of Baltimore were a feature of the pro- gram. After several speeches the arrival of the Governor of the State and his party was announced by the . strains of “Maryland My Maryland,” at which the whole audience rose and greeted His Excellency with pro longed applause. When the time came for the be : stowal of the diplomas President Lewis introduced Governor Crothers I who made a much appreciated ad i dress, and then gave out the diplomas . with a hand shake and pleasant word of congratulation for each one. The list of graduates called by Vice-Presi dent McDaniel was as follows; Harry Covington Adkins, Sails- ; bury, Md.; Ernest Livingston Ashby. Oakland, Md.; Noland Elias Easier, Westminster, Md.; Chas. | Walter Sanderson, Wilmington, Del.;' | Walter Edwin Short, Georgetown, • Del.; Charles Edward Walker, New I London, Md.; Ruby Kathryn Ahern, (Millington, Md.; Bessie Amanda Hast-i ings, Laurel, Del.; Mildred Hudson, i Dover, Del.; Annie Theresa Hutchins, Barstow, Md.; Clara Gladys Leonard, Trappe, Md.; Ruth Richardson, Mar ion Station, Md.; Virginia Lewis Roe, Cordova, Md.; Elsie Marguerite Sauls bury, Baltimore, Md.; Lotta Rosalind Smith, Cambridge, Md.; Bertha Olivia | Soper, Willows, Md.; Mary Fisher ! Sylvester, Hillsboro, Md.; Nina Grace I Venables, Salisbury, Md.; Marjorie I Stuart Vickers, Philadelphia, Pa.; 1 Emily Thomas White, Pocomoke City, [ Md. cum lauds. • Hamilton Ward Lewis, Westmin ster, Md.; Roselle Harris, Henderson, N. C.; Anna Louise Chaffinch, Easton, Md.; Rachel Elizabeth Donovan, Laurel, Del.; Katie Chambers Griffith, : Alachna, Fla. SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Ellery DeWitt Simpson, Westmin ster, Md.; George Frank Thomas, Adamstown, Md.; Mary Letitia Porter, Loretto, Md.; Fannie Benson Merrick, Sudlersville, Md.; Rose Eleanor Gal breath, Street, Md.; Heloise Keller, Buckeystown, Md.; Ellen Morgan : Bowling, La Plata, Md.; Nora Amelia Stoll, Brooklyn, Md. President Lewis then announced the undergraduate honors; Junior Class —Gold medal, Arthur Eugene Rowland. Hagerstown, Md,; honorable mention, William Albert Gibson, White Hall, Md.; gold medal, Stella Nora Cathcart, Moscow, Md.; honorable mention,Virgie Adams Wil liams, Federalsburg, Md.; Eleanora Louisa Mooyer, Baltimroe, Md.; Geor gia Isabel Donaldson. Hereford, Md. Sophomore Class —Gold medal, Rob ert Joshua Gill, Washington, D. C.; honorable mention, Chauncey Caryl Day, New Freedom,Pa.; Francis Philo Phelps, Cambridge. Md.; George Mon roe Englar, New Windsor, Md. gold medal, Laura Belie Foard, Forrest Hill, Md.; honorable mention, Cecille Marceline Parks, Parksley, Va.; Mamie Inez Hall, Lillian, Va.; Ethel Dorothea Welch, Hoyes, Md.; Vesta S Irene Kimler, Williamsport, Md. Freshman Class —Gold medal, Kent j Robert Greenfield, Westminster, Md.; honorable mention, William Clarke, Coulbourn, Walker’s Ford, Va.; Ar thur Maynard Bacon, Westminster, Md.; gold medal, Dorothy Elderdice, Westminster,Md.; honorable mention, Caroline May Townsend, Baltimore, Md.; Margmerite Louise Stem, West minster, Md.; Olive Pearl Pennell, Chestertown, Md. Supplementary courses Piano, gold medal, Wilsie Anne Adkins, Sal isbury, Md.; voice, gold medal. Ruby Kathyrn Ahern. Millington Md.; elo cution, gold medal, Nora Amelia Stoll, Brooklyn, Md. Bates prize—Gold medal awarded to the member of the graduating class who in the opinion of the Faculty has made the best record during his course as a college man,George Frank Thomas. Athletic prize—Gold medal given by a group of alumni and old students, known as “The Sons of Rest,’’William Albert Gibson. Rev. Charles Edward Forlines, pro fessor of Historical Theology West minster Theological Seminary, was then presented for the degree Doctor of Divinity, and this degree was also conferred on Rev. William Ellis Swain, president of the North Carolina Con ference of the Methodist Protestant Church. Professor Jas. W. Reese, faculty member of the State Intercollegiate Oratorical Association, bestowed the gold medal representing the “First Honors,” won at the Contest at St. John’s College last April. This was loudly applauded, especially the an noucement that this was the eighth time in ten contests that this medal has come to Western Maryland. President Lewis announced that the Board of Trustees had filled the va cancy occasioned by the of Rev. Dr. S. B. Southerland by the election of Rev. W. S. Phillips, of Salisbury, Md. Also that a normal course, en titling the graduates of Western Mary land to enter the teaching force of the State without examination would be inaugurated at the opening of the next session. Dr. Lewis next spoke in eulogy of the great part played in the history of the College by Dr. Her ing, the last survivior of the charter members of the board of trustees, and called attention to the excellent oil portrait of Dr. Hering which the College had procured and which dec orated the stage. Dr. Hering replied in a most tender and touching manner. After the close of the exercises at the Alumni Hall the entire audience repaired to the spot where the new library and administration building is to be and the Governor took out the first spadeful of earth. Banquet to Dr. Hering. One of the most delightful incidents of the commencement was this tribute to Dr. Joshua W. Hering, the only surviving charter member of Western Maryland College. The banquet was held in the board room of Alumni Hall and lasted from 1 to 5 p. m., most of this time being consumed by the assembled friends of the Doctor in expressing their great admiration of his many good qualities. Among those who paid eloquent tributes to his worth were Governor Crothers; Prof.James-W.Reese, toast master; Dr. T. H. Lewis, president of Western Maryland College; State Senator William B. Baker,of Harford; Judge Herman Stump, of Harford; Mr. J. Enos Ray, Mr. William G. Bak er, of Baltimore; Dr. Charles Billing- slea, Mr. S. R. Harris, of Henderson, N. C.; Rev. Dr. H. L. Elderdice, Rev. Dr. T. O. Crouse, of Washington, and Insurance Commissioner B. F. Crouse. Others present were: Faculty—Prof. W. R. McDaniel, Dr. F. Bonnote, Dr. E. A. Warfield, Dr. O. E. Tiffany, Prof. I. A. Field, Dr. C. E. Forlines. Trustees—E. O. Grimes, P. B. Myers, Union Bridge; James I. Top ham, Washington; Frank L. Hering, Finksburg; Joseph W. Smith, Nathan H. Baile. New Windsor; Rev. J. E.Ma loy, Colora, Md.; Dr. J. H. Billingslea, i Rev. Dr. F. T. Little, Chestertown; ; Rev. A. W. Mather, Greenwood, Del.; i S. R. Harris, Henderson, N. C. Guests —Dr. F. T. Keating, W. L. I Seabrook, Charles O. Clemson, Dr. S. Simpson, Dr. Joseph T. Hering, Chas. E. Hering and Frank Z. Miller. Telegrams and letters of regret were read from the following; United [States Senators Isidor Rayner and John Walter Smith, State Senators Johnzie E. Beasman and Joseph B. Seth, Gen. Murray Vandiver, Hon. Joshua W. Miles, Col. Buchanan Schley, Hon. Carvil D. Benson, State Fire Marshal Thos. J. Ewell, Ex-Comp troller Gordon T. Atkinson, Hon. A. P. Gorman, Prof. D. W. Hering, Dr. Harry G. Watson, Samuel Vannort, Lynn R. Meekins, Daniel Baker. Visitors to Westminster. Following are the names of those who visited Westminster during the commencement exercises. Miss Marion Clark, Cecllton, Md.; Miss S. Edith Morris, St. Inigoes.Md.; Miss Lorena B. Fleagle, Mayberry, Md.; Mrs. W. S. Hanks, Oxford, Md.; Miss Elizabeth Trump, Manchester, Md.; Miss Virginia D. Melvin, Poco moke City, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Downes, Denton, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Adkins, Salisbury, Md.; Miss Mary Graham Lowe, McDaniel, Md.; Dr. and Mrs. Geo. B.Fundenburg,Pitts burg, Pa.; Mrs. Jas. E. Shreeve, Elll cott City, Md.; Miss Susie S. Sparks, Sudlersville, Md.; Miss Jessie Smiley, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Frank Sid ! well, Johnsville, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hudson, Clayton, Del.; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Venables, Salisbury, Md.; Mrs. William H. Short, Georgetown, Del.; Chas. A. Hastings, Laurel, Del.; Rex'. George E. Bevans, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.; Melvin R.' Harkins, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Herbert N. Veasey, Kingston, N. Y.; Miss Mary Hamilton Veasey, Kingston, N. Y.; Dr. Wm. Miles Garrison, Mrs. Theo dore Kistler, Herbert C. Apsley, Mrs. D. H. Barclay, Mrs. Harry D. Mitchell, Mrs. George W. Ringrose, Mrs. Louise P. Ranft, Mrs. Thomas Chadler, Mrs. J. F. B. Hyde, George W. Dexter, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Kirk, Mrs. Bertha Saulsbury, Miss Nordhoff, Rev. F. C. Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mur ray, Amos F. Hutchins, Rev. William A. Melvin, Miss Marietta L. Mills, Dr. F. Webb Griffith, all of Baltypore; Mrs. Stephen A. Thomas, Adamstown, Md.; Misses Julia and Genevieve I Thomas, Adamstown, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Walker, New London, Md.; Miss Mollie E. Jones, New Lon don, Md.; Misses Walker, New Lon don, Md.; Rev. Frank L. Brown, Hol listerville, Pa.; Rev. and Mrs. F. T. Benson, Denton, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Merrick, Sudlersville, Md.; , Misses Eva and Lillian Merrick, Sud lersville, Md.; Miss Edna U. Adkins, Salisbury, Md.; Mrs. F. T. Perry, Bar , clay, Md.; Miss E. Margaret Mills, Washington, D. C.; James S. Topham, I Washington, D. C.; Miss Idella Tred ; way, Fawn Grove, Pa.; Miss Daisy • j Cline, Louaconing, Md.; Miss Edith ! Dawson, Trappe, Md.; Beatty Griffith, , I Alachua, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. George |E. Vickers, Philadelphia, Pa.; Lewis [ IE. Purdum, Cannon, Del.; Rev. Theo > j dore Darnell, Oceanville, N. J.; Mr. ;! and Mrs. Martin Smith, Cambridge, ; Md.; W. Lee Dawson,Paris,Kentucky; : Marvin E. Beall, Comus, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. C . F. Thomas, Buckeystown, r Md.;Miss Katherine F, Thomas, Buck , eystown, Md.; Miss Carrie H.Thomas, i Buckeystown, Md.; Mrs. J. P. Ahern, Millington, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. ■ Harris, Henderson, N. C.; Miss Sara ■ A. Stallings, South Baltimore, Md.; i Misses Mary and Laura Clark, Cecil • ton, Md.; Miss Madge L. McCune, Ha i gerstown, Md.; Miss Elsie Vickers, , Ellwood, Md.; Miss Blanche Walker, ■ Mt. Washington, Md.; Mrs. E. H. Roe, ; Cordova. Md.; Miss Florence Roe, Cor dova, Md.; Miss Ethel Stauffer, Walk • ersville, Md.; Miss Lillian G. Veasey, i Pocomoke City, Md.; Miss Isabel Vea > sey, Pocomoke City, Md.; William E. ; Davis, Pocomoke City, Md.; Fernand . Bonnotte, Sparrows Point, Md.; Miss i Aurelia Miles, Marion Station, Md.; Miss Nellie I. Fringer, Taneytown, i Md.; Mrs. L. C. Frizzell, Germantown, Md.; Miss Agnes Frizzell German town, Md.; Miss Mary Allen Griffith, Prince Frederick, Md.; Miss Mabel Galbreath, Street, Md.; Harry C. Dashiell, Princess Anne, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Thorndyke Roe, Greenwood, Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Lewis, Woodfield, Md.; Mrs. Nannie M .Bowl ing, La Plata, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Wiley, Jarrettsville, Md.; Miss Abigail English, Belfast, N. Y.; Rev. and Mrs. Avery Donovan, Laurel, Del.; Mrs. Thos. L. Hutchins,Barstow, Md.; Mrs. I. N. King, Barstow, Md.; Master Roland King, Barstow, Md.; Miss Effie Hardesty, Barstow, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Keller, Buckeys town, Md.; J. W. Galbreath, Street, Md.; Master John Galbreath, Street, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. Stoll, Brooklyn, Md.; Norman H. Leonard, Trappe, Md.; Mr. George B. Leonard, Trappe, Md.; Miss Mamie D. Carr, Athol ton, Md.; Mr.and Mrs. Warren Pollitt, Loretto, Md.; Miss Linda Pollitt, Leretto, Md-; Miss Hastings, Laurel, Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lynn Fooks, Newark, N. J.; Prof. T. M. Dickey, Savage, Md.; Rev. Edward Barber, Savage, Md.; Rev. J. L. Ward, Cambridge Md.; Wm. G. Baker, Jr., Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Wm. C. Englar, (nee Miss Trottie Field,) Chicago, 111.; Miss Elsie Stevenson, New Windsor, Md.; Miss Florence Englar, New Windsor, Md.; Miss Nettie Hib bard, New Windsor, Md.; Miss Marie Baile, New Windsor Md.; Mrs. Edgar Priddy, Memphis, Tenn. Miss Sarah Dotterer, Thurmont, Md.; Miss M. A. Croft, Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. Wm. M. Clendaniel and son, Kennedyille, Md.; Mrs. W .S. Hurlock, Kennedyvllle, Md.; R. D. Stine, Washington, D. C.; Gordon Hol brook, Newark, N. J.; S. H. Stevens, McKeesport, Pa.; J. Ray Smoot, New burg, W. Va.; Clayton Owens, New burg, W. Va.; Miss Ethel Miller, Bal timore, Md.; Miss Sallie Weaver, Unlontown, Md.; C. C. Cathcart, Mos- cow Mills, Md.; Mrs. Rachel Hill and son, Kennedyville, Md.; William Arch ibald. Kennedyville, Md.; Miss Mary Osborne, Baltimore, Md.; Miss Cara Buffington, New Windsor, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Grover G. Lewis, Gaithers burg, Md.; Mrs. Wm. Bushman,Brook lyn, Md.; Mrs. Annie E. Grove and daughter, Greencastle, Pa. FIREMEN AT FROSTBURG. Westminster Department Makes Fine Showing in All Contests. The citizens of Westminster should feel highly elated over the splendid showing made by the reel team of the Westminster Fire Department at Frostburg on Friday, June 12, in the contests in which they were entered — hook and ladder and reel—coming out first in the hook and ladder and third in the reel races. The hook and lad der contest was held at 11 o’clock and attracted several thousand people to the course, on West Loo street, where they were to run. The contest was entered by five teams, who were to run with hook and ladder truck over a course of 300 yards, put up a 30-foot ladder and have one man reach the top and grasp the top round. The contest resulted as follows: Westminster Fire Company, first, 45 2-5 seconds; Independent Juniors, Ha gerstown, second, 47 2-3; Antietam Fire Company, Hagerstown, 48 1-3 sec onds; Good Will Fire Company, Lona conlng, 51 11-15 seconds;Williamsport, Volunteer Company, Williamsport, 51 seconds. The Westminster Fire Co. received $75 and Independent Juniors $25. The teams comprised from 15 to 18 men. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon the hose race took place on the same course. The teams were composed of from 15 to 17 men, standing start, each team to be allowed one trial,the reel to carry 250 feet of hose, in 50-foot lengths; distance 200 yards to hydrant, attach and lay one line of hose 150 feet from hydrant, break coupling and put on pipe, with at least three full threads and drop pipe; if the pipe drops more than 25 feet from the finish line a penalty of one-quarter second for each three feet in excess shall be added to the time. The following seven teams contested and time as fol lows : Independent Juniors, Hagerstown, first, 38 3-5 seconds; Antietam Hose Company, Hagerstown, second, 40 sec onds; Westminster Fire Co., Westmin ster, third, 40 3-20 seconds; Midland i Fire Department, Midland, 42 11-12 seconds; Williamsport Fire Co., Wil liamsport, 44 19-20 seconds; Good Will Fire Company, Lonaconing, 48 14-lt seconds; Myersdale Fire Company Meyersdale, Pa., 48 41-60 seconds Independent Juniors, Hagerstown,woi $200; Antietam, Hagerstown, SIOO, anc Westminster Fire Company SSO. The Westminster. Fire Companj made the fastest time of any of th seven companies entered in the abov< reel race. They ran the distance, 25( yards, in 35 1-5 seconds, but lost th( prize by an accident,which they should have won in 37 seconds. The West minster boys were also penalized foi not putting the nozzle on three full threads. The streets were lined with specta tors, to the number of several thou sand, and the windows, porches, doon and roofs of residences along th< course were filled to their utmost ca pacity. The Midland Fire Company was given three starts before they rat the course. The first three were fals< starts. The time in which they mad the course w r as quite a surprise t< most people, but the Westminster Fin Company came down the line like i cyclone and ran faster by % secom than the Midland hoys, but were penal ized that much for not having mad' the complete coupling. The boys expressed themselves a having a good time and speak well o the Frostburg firemen and their peopl saying they had the best time of thei lives and that the Frostburg peopl are jolly good people, and wish to visl their city in the near future. The ree team arrived in this city Saturda; morning, feeling a little down hearte< over the loss of the first prize in th< reel race, which they should hav< won. The Westminster reel team wat under the management and directior of Harry K. Shaeffer and J. Gloyc Diffendal, who deserve a great dea] of credit for their untiring effort to ward success. Following are the members of th reel and hook and ladder team whc ran in the races: Robert Billingslea, Edwin Gehr, William Shaeffer, John Bennett, Edward Davis, W. Frank Thomas, Ernest Geiman, Harry Ad kins, John Doyle, Joseph D. Brooks, Jr., William Kimmey, Thomas Case, Robert Ebaugh, William Long, J. Gloyd Diffenedal, Walter Eckenrode, John Sanderson. Mr. Charles V. Wantz was made chairman of the committee to make awards for the best decorated resi dence and buildings. Masons Visit Freedom. A number of members of Door to Virtue Lodge, this city, in carriages and automobiles, went to Freedom Saturday the 13th instant to attend the Masonic Lodge at that place. They received a cordial welcome and spent a most enjoyable evening. After the work of the Lodge was completed, which was done in a splendid and impressive manner, elegant refreshments were served. Speeches followed by Harry Devries, W. M., Freedom Lodge; Geo. R. Gehr, Chas. Foutz, H. P. Gorsuch, John H. Mitten and other members of Door-to Virtue Lodge. Tax Collectors Appointed. The following tax collectors for 1908 were appointed: District I—Edwin F. Smith. District 2—Ezra C. Caylor. District 3—C. E. Baumgartner. District 4—John G. Hoffman. District s—Bayard Dorsey. District 6 —Jacob Rupp. District 7—Charles V. Wantz. District B—lsadore F. Strickler. District 9—George E. Wright. District 10 —Wilson E. Crouse. District 11 —John C. Buckey. District 12—George P. Buckey. District 13—Charles E. Smith. VOL. 43.-NO. 36. | PERSONAL MENTION 1 Frank Tracy is home from school for the summer. Miss Sallie F.Roop is at Main-Court Hotel for the summer. Mrs. Oscar Black, of Baltimore, was in this city on Tuesday. Charles Yingling, of Baltimore, spent Sunday in this city. Leo Spurrier spent his vacation : with his parents on Pennsylvania av. Miss Blanche E. Cover spent Satur day night sight seeing in Washington, D. C. Charles E. Fink Jr., is home from Rock Hill College for his summer va cation. Mrs. James E. Shreeve, of Ellicott ’ City, is visiting friends and relatives ' in this city. Mrs. Oliver Hesspn spent sev eral days last week with her parents I near Silver Run. Dr. Griffith, of Upper Marlboro, vis ; ited his brother, W. Allen Griffith, i on Tuesday last. Miss Florence Crebbs, of Baltimore, * visited Miss Elizabeth Ebaugh, this ! city, over Sunday. J. Ezra Yingling, fomerly of this city, has gone to the Soldiers Home ’ at Hampton Roads. t Rev. Theodore W. Darnell, Sr., of . Oceanville, N. J., was in this city sev . eral days this week. , Miss Marian Keuley, of Baltimore, L is visiting Mr. T. W. Mather and . family, Liberty street. 5 Edgar Slagle was home this week visiting his parents, Rev. and Mrs. ’ Calvin S. Slagle, Bond street. 4 J. Francis Diffendal, of Boston, ' Mass., is visiting his mother, Mrs. A. £ Mary Diffendal, Liberty street. ! Miss Grace C. Legg,of Union Bridge, j is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. James t Pearre Wantz, West Main street. > Mrs. H. M. Rider visited friends in * this city this week. Mrs. Rider will | sail for Europe on the third of July, 3 Miss Carrie E. Greene, of Carroll i ton, was a guest of Mrs. Atlee W. j Wampler several days the past week. s Miss Willela Hahn, of Hampstead, ? was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob * H. Handley, West Main street, this week. g Miss Ada Leister, who has been in Rockville, Md., for several months, has returned home for her summer vacation. 3 Miss Agnus Reese, of Meadow Branch, attended the commencement d exercises of the Woman’s College •5 last week. J g Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitten, of n Gettysburg, Pa., were guests of Harry d and Frank Cassell, West Main street, last week. y Miss Harriet Miller, Center street, e is attending the Dickinson College e commencement exercises. She will '0 be gone 10 days. 6 d Robert, William and Frank Miller, of Baltimore, were guests of their par ir ents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Miller, [j East Main street. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Baile, of New L- Windsor, attended the exercises at i- Alumni Hall, Western Maryland Col ’s lege, on Sunday. f Mr. and Mrs. Edward V. Clark and ' daughter Alice, of Harrisburg, Pa., n are guests of Mrs. Nelson Gilbert, , e West Main street, le Mrs. Harry Shatter, of Belvedere -O avenue, and Roy Roller, Roland Park, ’© were guests at James M. Stoner's, this a city, four days last week. £ Miss Shirley B. Close, Vassar ’ll, who has been the guest of Miss Nelle T. Albaugh, has returned to her home ls in Los Angeles, California. af Mr. and Mrs. John Elgin, of Baltl le more, were guests of Mr. Elgin’s par ir ents, Mr. and Mrs. JacOo Elgin, Penn— I® sylvania avenue, this week, yx el Miss Carrie L. Cover, Cover,Md., who L y has been in Frederick, is home on her (( j vacation. She expects to take up her ie work in the South about August, e Mrs. Charles Hoffman, sister of Mrs. B. F. Crouse, and daughter Margaret, -8 of Baltimore, are guests of Mr. and n Mrs. B. F. Crouse, West Main street. Mrs. Thomas P. Mace, of Brunswick, d Md., after spending a fortnight with '■ her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Cover, of Cover, Md., has returned 6 home. ° Colonel and Mrs. Samuel K. Herr, ’ East Main street, announce the mar , riage of their daughter, Mary Test _ Buckingham, to Harry McCready Kim ' mey, of Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday, June 30, at 12 m. at Centenary M. E. ■’ Church. i, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Stewart re turned Sunday evening from Atlantic e City, where they spent their honey a moon, and Monday morning Mr. Stew - art took charge of the store formerly owned and run by the W. A. Davis Company. Messrs. John B. Edwards and Chas. Kolb, of Westminster, have gone to > Europe, to be absent a year. To -3 gether they will travel this summer, i and in the fall Mr. Edwards will en -1 ter a university at Athens, Greece, . and Mr. Kolb one in Germany, Misses Blanche E. Cover, Cover, ' Md., and Margaret Devilbiss, Wood ville, Md., graduates of the M. S. N. S., 1 spent last week in Baltimore attending ’ the Normal School class night, com ’ mencement, and alumni banquet Wed ’ nesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Miss Nelle T. Albaugh entertained i Tuesday afternoon in honor of her guest, Miss Close, of Los Angeles, Cal. Those present were Misses Shirley B. Close, Padgett,Nelle Schaeffer,Marion Cover, Mrs. W. E. Ijams, Test Buck ingham, Mrs. G. Jackson, Mary Os borne, Cora Buffington, Madeline Gil bert, Josephine Mathias, Blanche Trumbo and Caroline Billingslea. Misses Marguerite Formwalt, of Tyrone; Lillian Haines and Hilda Haines, of Uniontown; Grace Yingling, of Westminster, and Birdie Rineman, of Hampstead; Messrs. Daniel Wil helm, of Cockeysville; Guy Haines and Earl Haines, of Uniontown; Robert Eckert, of Taneytown,and Wm.A. Leis ter, of Baltimore, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Leister, of Roseville.