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Phone 22.
O: E. HULL, Publisher.
&ubfioripti<ra Rate*:
One year .' fl.60
Six months 75
Throe months 40
Bntered as second class matter at the
The south side of the
triage was a solid hunk of flowers, while
from the center, overhanging the class
was a large floral bell. Across the cen
ter ol the stnge in letters of green and
white was the motto of the class. "Lest
We Forget."
The*opera hall was crowded to its
utmost capacity with the parents,broth
thers, sisters, sweethearts and friends of
the graduates, the faces of the audience
forming a mirror in which was reflected
be been anxiety of those present as to
how their favorite would acquit them
selves, .Needless to say that none were
At precisely eight o'clock the class
marched in and took seats on the stage.
Kid. W. Castor, pastor of the Chris
tian church, invoked the divine.blessing
and the exercises of the class of 1900
A mixed quintet composed of Mes
dames F. L.
O. E. Hull and J.
A. Caster and Messrs. W. J. Edwards
and Dr. J. W. Rowell with Miss Stella
Tatinan at the piano, sang a beautiful
song preceeding the first oratiou. Lur
ig the program Mts. A. W. Howe sang
a soprano solo, laccompaiiied by Mrs.
C. E. Gardner. She has a pure, sweet
voice, anil was heartily applauded.
Mrs. I. E. Gardner played a yiolin
obligato with piano accompaniment by
Beryl Kllinwood in her usual pleasing
style and it added greatly to the eve
ning's enjoyment.
Truly the class of 1900 was a
fine one and presented an excel
lent appearance, the beautiful
young ladies beicg robed, in spotless
white, andtbe-Awo manly^youngge^tle
men hftiiidsonro Tn feiW, form and
^ha«wfcr. rTbe program was 'fwrtic
®f the
be tiresome and' all acquitted theroSMTM
manner, It foold"
be hard indeed to award the honors is'
to the orations, so we republish all of
litem in full and leave our readers to
make their-own comparisons. The class
of 1900 was prepared for the final year
of their work in the public schools by
Prof. 8, L. Darrah, Misses Mamie Allen
and Margaret Young and Prof. J. E.
Cummins, and the capable instructors
••frtninly lmve cause to be proud of
The class consisted of twelve, ten
young ladies and two young gentlemen:
Misses Lucy llsley, Olive Roberts, May
Caster, Sadie Forbes, Kate Hull,
Georgia Van Sanford, Cora Cochran,
Mabel Brown, Medora Landes Cleora
Sankey and Messrs. John Lawrence and
Clarence Sprague, and no class from
the Leon High School ever started out
to fight the battle of life under more
auspicious circumstances.
At the close of the last oration, V. R.
McGinnis, president ol the Leon School
presented the class with their
diplomas in a short speech full of soun.1
The quartet sang a good night song
the benediction being pronounced by
Rev. \V. 11. llsley, pastor of the Presby
terian church, and as the audience
slowly wended its way from the hall the
class of 1900 gave their class yell,
Hupple Couple,
11 upple Couple,
llip-Rah Boom,
The commencement exercises of the
Vlass of 1900, l^eon High School, were
held in Van Werden's opera hall on
Tlui'sdny evening, May 24. The hall
was beautifully decorated for the occa
sion, the class colors, green and white
being lined with urtislic effect in decora
ling the
High School, High School,
Give Us Room,
Leon, Leon,
A 1900,
Thefollowing are the complete ora
tions of the class:
"Seeking the Fleet."
•v At the beginning of the Spanish war,
every heart was throbbing with inter
est and every mind intent on the one
great question—"Where is the Spanish
Various rumors were spread abroad
in reply to this question. These told
us that the fleet was nearing Jamaica
or that it was off the coast of Hayti
or that it was about to enter Havana.
At last we were told that it had enter
ed Santiago harbor and thither our
fleets werei turned with the hope of
effecting its capture or destruction.
But alas! mountains hid it from our
view and made it impossible to be cer
tain of its presence and thus prevented
the realization of our hopes. A single
ship did not dare enter the harbor for
fear of mines so great was the danger
to be encountered. What was to be
done? Must we leave the enemy here,
not testing the reality of the rumor, or
must we encounter the danger of at
tempting to enter?
At last our fleet turned away feeling
sure that the enemy was hearing Flori
da, or some other part our beloved
America. But our Gda was fighting
for us and put it into the heart of the
great commodore to turn back. A
plan had been devised by which we
.might learn that which we so much
I desired to kn&w—the reality of the
Lieutenant Blue of the navy was
ecretly landed in an obscure place,
|with orders to learn whether or not the
ieet Was in the harbor. Think what
iis meant—alone in a strange country,
mountains .to scale before -he
auld obtain a view of the harbor, a
Lng and weary march before he could
join his comrades, and, more than all
beside, (alone) in an,enemy's coun
wjth daily and hourly danger of
png discovered and-shot/as a
Twelve Graduates Com
plete the Course of
Study of the Leon .•••
High School.
Let us brush away for a time "the
veil which the future hangs before us."
Soon the burden and responsibility of
these weighty questions will rest upon
'us as we rise and take the place? of
honor and trust left vacant by those
who now command the respect and es
teem of their fellow men. Only by
careful and complete preparation can
we be fully equipped for these responsi
In the great battle between right
and wrong there are mighty fleets of
evil to be sought out and destroyed.
The purification of society in all the
force of the word must be accomplish
ed the curse of intemperance must be
swept from our land false standards of
right and wrong must be abolished
and absolute justice to all men
Makes the food more delicious and Wholesome
But on the other hand, think of the
interests at stake which justified the
effort—the country's glorious victory!
The lieutenant made the entire cir
cuit of the city, reached his comrades
on the other side, and reported not
only that the fleet was in the harbor,
but also many other important facts in
regard to the fortifications of the city
and harbor.
The attempt was a glorious success
and as we follow the subsequent move
ments of both fleets and note the final
annihilation of the enemy, we lift
hearts.and voice and say with one ac
cord, "Brave, loyal, patriotic Lieuten
ant Blue."
We may not all have the opportunity
of seeking out the enemy's fleet as did
he and by its discovery bring glory to
ourselves and our flag, but we will do
well to seek out and destroy those
enemies which constantly threaten us.
Many of these armed fleets the stu
dent meets and must conquer or he will
be conquered by them. How easy it
would have been to slip over the hard
lessons and learn only those which we
could master without great difficulty or
effort. But whkt would this have
meant for us?
While on the other hand if we have
conquered in these battles, we will be
the better equipped for the graver
ones that must be fought in later years.
If we have laid a good founuation in
these our High School day3, we may
expect glorious successes in our future
work. We must now submit ourselves
to the discipline of self mastery.
To what does he aspire who is car
ried about by every wind of whim and
fancy? Only by patient and constant
effort and by unceasing labor can we
expect to attain success.'
So there are enemies' fleets to be de
stroyed as we take our place in the
great world outside the school room:
theplace where too often1 we., trample
under foot our more-utifortunatebroth
dfc Great* social problems are to be
solved ^he relai
rich.eg, ok
»olv»d proctfemg
roi5rt53Sk "aJRT' matters of diplomacy
arise and demand Our attention.
established. We must rise in^i^ the
vigor of our young manhood Zud our
young womanhood and destroy these
fleets or they will surely destroy us.
By such victories the community in
which we live will be elevated to high
er types of christian living and to
nobler ideas of truth, justice and
equity. Yes, and the influence will not
stop here. It will extend to state and
nation until our whole race is revolu
tionized by. its effects.
Each must do battle with and des
troy the fleet lying nearest him at
whatever cost, sparing neither time,
labor, nor talent. Then we may look
as Alexander of old for "more worlds to
At last, as Dewey's valiant crew was
honored by the whole nation because
of its victory, so he who wins the vic
tories of daily life is sure of rich re
.ward in this world, the consciousness
of duty well done and in the next he
will receive the reward .of a Master's
"Well done enter thou into the jov of
thy Lord."
should always be kept in
the house for the fol
lowing reasons:
•Swfc SB'S
Because, if any member
of the family has a hard cold, it
will cure it.-
Because, if the chil­
dren are delicate and sickly, it will
make them strong and well.
IMRO—Because, if the father or
mother is losing flesh and becom
ing thin and emaciated, it will build
them up and give them flesh and
Because it is the
standard remedy in all throat and
lung affections.
No household should be without it
It. can be taken in summeras well
as in winter.
«nd ti.oo, *Udi
N«w i«n.
'Frances Willard."
No woman in the United States has
so devoted herself to the cause of hu
manity and of right as has Frances
Willard. She sought to destroy the
most bitter enemy of our country—The
Liquor Traffic, and entered into ser
vice for "God, and Home, and Native
Land." She was honored in this coun
try as I suppose no other reformer has
ever been.
All vied to do her reverence, and
wherever she went, her clear, incisive
thought,, the pathos and power of her
words, and perhaps most of all the
sweet, gentle woman won the heart as
well as intellect of all who met to greet
her words.
There was no trait in Miss Willard's
character that was more prominent
than her generous power of help.
Taking her student life all in all, we
find her brave and modest, merry and
wise, winsome and gentle, generous
and good, gracious in her dignity,
dainty in attire, superb in her friend-'
liness and remarkable in scholarship.
Her school days, she has told us, were
a blessed time full of happiness and
aspiration, having in them the charm
of success and the' witchery- of friend
ship, deepening in her heart the love
Of humanity and exalting her spirit to
the worship of God. She was essential
ly a harmonizer, loving peace with a
love so deep that she would make any
concession, except one of principle, to
maintain it.
Her power to organize was pre-emi
nent, for the organizer^ the construc
tionist must always be a man or woman
of peace.
Yet her love of peace was never cow
ardly inertia. She could wage most
vigorous warfare, and prove herself a
sternly uncompromising foe whenever
war seemed necessary. With a nature
strong, yet gentle, uncompromising yet
pliable, we understand why she effect
ed the largest organization of women
the world has ever known.
She often said "Alone we can do
little, separated we are the units of
weakness but aggregated we become
batteries of power. Agitate, educate,
organize—these are the deathless
watch words Of success."
"Let us not be disconcerted, but
stand bravely by that blessed trinity of
movements. Prohibition, Woman's
'terailwi and'Labor'sTJplift.'' Every-
genius wKTolfinJfc*:
new light and invents new
methods, but which recognizes all that
is true iikthe old light and uses the old
methods in such away as to make
seem perennially new.
As a presiding officer she was with
out a peer and her whole life bore
never failing testimony that no word of
faith in God, or love toward man was
alien to her sympathy. It would be
impossible to say. how many lives
which have touehed hers, have been
inspired to nobler purposes for in
deed the circumference of her friendly
sympathy has included the human race.
The secret of her success has perhaps
lain in this—that she set herself to
ward her aim and nothing would tempt
her from that goal.
Having organized a work for woman
through women, her brain conceived
the new thought, her heart lending it
momentum, her will executing the
vast conception.
For years she was misunderstood
was often cruelly criticised, despised
and scorned, but at last with unlimited
faith, and hope making the future rad
iant, she fulfilled her career. Though
she has passed from life, she yet lives
iA thousands of lives, lives in the
thoughts, the affections and the aspir
atiens of many.
France spent years of civil war in her
efforts to establish a republic and
when, after the blood of many great
and good men had been shed, she ob
tained this she forgot God and today
her power and influence is gradually
passing from her. Let America, Ger
,ny, England or any nation forget
and the result vyill be the feapi&fot*.
lis principle will apply' to individ
as well as to nations.
hat'then Is our duty to God?
When we begin to consider the many
g^ftg and blessings which he has given
us we realize our obligation to him is
very great.
Xafe is a gift froip God. The talents
which We have come from Hitn. Time
Wlongs^to God. The wealth of the
land and the sea are His also. Nature
in whicu we take so much pleasure and
from which we receive some of our best
lessons wttHBreatj^d by-Him. How then
can we pay jiiffi? If we havei Qotbihg
we cait gfvef Him nothing. Yet, there
is a way,4n which we can partially p^y
the interest on what He hw doto (cw* us
and that is bv remembering Hlm and
useingthegiftsand talepts which -We
have for His glory and the, good of
those with whajn we shall come in con
Not only should we remember God,
but we should also be mindful of our
duties to our' parehts and fellowmen.
If either 0f these should forget us, we
should-be able to accomplish little in
our efforts to make a success of life.
Yet, we often"
lectful of our duties to our parents*
and selfish toward our fellowmen. But
this should not be so. We should net
let ourselves become so mueh engrossed
in the struggle for. rank or giain as to
forg^t one jiarefnts, those who have sac
rificed tlmeand money that we might
gain ou? education.- It makes no differ
ence whether or. not parents have
reached the summit of their own ex
pectations, yet thejv are very desirous
that their children should hold a still
higher place than they themselves
hold. They have Watched us closely
from the time we entered the school
room.until this very dayl ,They were
pleased when we made progress or
they Were pained when we neglected
our opportunities From our earliest
childhood they have been anticipating
great things for our future career.
Shall we disappoint-them in those high
aspirations which they have for us,
or shall we not strive to reach the very
summit of their hope. Even if we fail
we shall have gained something by that
effort which we make and it is our
duhr to make that effort for in
so doing we shall be showing a spirit of
willingness to honor and repay them.
Nor should we forget our fellowmen.
We owe much to th-.uii, more than we
sometimes think, T^iiey have aided and
will continue to aid^jjs as we struggle
on through life.' Attd. we should be
very careful not to crowd or jostle them
in our efforts 'to gain the top-most
round on the ladder of our ambition.
Let us remember that it is not always
the one who rushes madly on, seeking
only to outstrip his competitors, that
wins in the race, but," it is the one
who fixes his eye steadily on the goal
and uses all his strength and energy to
reach. At first there will be many
competitors and it will be very hard
for us to take the first step without
pushing back some of bur fellows. But
as we advance we sbajl find more room,
for those who have wasted time and en
ergy will become weak and fall and fall
back, others will become discouraged
and retire from the field. And when
we feel that we are fast reaching the
goal of our ambition we should "be even
then,, more careful of our treatment to
ward our fellowmen.
Lord God of Haitt—be witb ua yet,
Lest we forget—Le»t we forget.
The Value ol Knowledge."
More than 400 years have passed
since Columbus caught a glimpse of
the western world, but it is less than
300 years, since the work of' making
this continent habitable begun.
From Jamestown and from Plymouth
the streams of exploration and coloni
zation* flowed steadily westward and
southward gathering volume and mo
mentum until they united the great
oceans and covered the continent.
The vast Unfolding of life, under new
conditions shows how a great nation
grew out of the few and scattered seed
of a small {migration from beyond the
No man can be truly' patriotic, who
"rt^tfils ceii!
where the stability of the governmen
depends upon the intelligence an
virtue of the- entire population, such
knowledge is an absolute necessity.
But we should not be content with
this kind of knowledge alone. For,
what is it, that unfolds the structure of
the human frame showing indeed, how
fearfully and wonderfully it is made?
What has invested surgery with the
admirable precision and dexterity
which it now exhibits?
What is it, that enables medicine to
conquer all the maladies to which man-
(Continued on page l!i.)
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"Lest We Forget,
When a nation spends much time or
money obtaining an object very often it
forgets a»ll else and worships the thing
obtained, instead of the giver. The
pages of history proves -this to us.
Spain at one time held in her power
more land than any other nation but
she became so desirous of more that
she forgot the Supreme Ruler of the
universe and as a result of this she has
lost most of her power a.ud influenoe
among the other nation^ of the earth.
Queen of Iowa
per sack
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AUt 'i
il 'V-
as we go for­
ward let us endeavor to be more kind,
more considerate and more unselfish.
And may the words of the most famous
English bard of modern times be our
constant purpose and prayer,
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We intend to have a little

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iS 'Phone 59.
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Opera House Block.
All we ask
is to look at our
Rock Bottom Grocery Price.
Vfc 25c buy 1 gallon syrup
jj)i 15c buys 2 packages oat meal
20c buys 1 dozen oranges
25c buys 2 packages coffee
10c buys I large size bottle ketchup
45c buys 1 pail white fish 1900 catch
15c buys 1 pound fancy Rio coffee
15c buys 1 glass berry bowl worth
Your Produce Wanted. jg
We always give the highest mar
ket price for
Eggs, Vegetables.
Cannons Roar in Africa!
Breakfast Bacon 1Q1
Heavy Fat Bacon
To close out what Flour we now have on hand, we will offer.
Clark's Special QHp
Patent, sack
California Evaporated
PruneSj large, pound
California Raisins j#esv
and fine, pouqjj
"roaring" at home, so to start the thing off, we offer
Come in and get our prices on goods and see the difference. We buy in Jarge quan
ties fpr cash and give our customers the benefit
and pay you just what we get for them in CASH or MERCHANDISE.
Corn, Hay, Oats,Br
an, Shorts* Chop, Millet and Cane Seed, Wood.
C. B. Q.
Passenger....5:53 a.m. Pusseoger 2:3Sp.m.
Freight. II':#) a. m. Freight 3:00 T). m.
11:50 a.m. Froighi 4:30
Freight 11:50 p. m, Passenger. ..8:40p. m."
K. it w. "A
No. II—M:35 a. —Dally except Sunday and:
No. 1—3:40 m.—Passenger Dally cxcept
No. 17—7:00 a. m. Freight—stock express
Sunday only.
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Wednesday only.
NO 0 II:45a. m.—Passenger—Daily except
Sunday1'—1':°0 ~FreiS'it—Daily except
No. 18—11:45 a. m.—Freight—Sunday only
tor all points west and northwest, our
trnlnJNo. makes direct connection at Osceola
No lay ovi there at all, making the best con
nections for points in that territory. ,/
We buy
A. H. THAI'IP, Agent..
/V Panorania
of Yolii'Life.
Becin taking pictures now
and when you have grown old
y.v you will have a collection of
priceless value I hat will recall
pj hundreds of incidents and
jy places that would otherwise
fi have been forgotten. The
cost is as uothing comptred
5^ with the pleasure and satis
taction a camera affords.
1 Premos, Pocos
Cyclones, Kodaks.
These lines represent all that
is best in the camera line.
Come in and let us show
them to you. If you purchase
a camera we'll he plad to in
struct you in the makiug of
pictures, and it's surprising
how easily the art is acquired.
Prices range from
$2.50 Up!
We always have a complete
stock of camera supplies..
W.E. MYERS & C0.
]. A.Harris&Bros |1
Manufacturers of and
Ihri ail wit
Dealers In
We ca,rry a magnificent line of nionu'
ments. The workmanship la unexcelled
and material used.
Fancy Streaked lOr*
Bacon, Pound.,
i" Clark Bros. Suc
cess, sack
load lots
the east,
than firms buying
Our business is run
class basis and we
on a first
all our work to give perfect satisfaction.
Must Close Out.
it Evaporate^ Apples
special price, pound ^4
Laundry $Qap^ several
brands, 10 bars
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