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Of iiOl Now Forms
01 one of The Noblest of
Of the Week Ended Yednesday Evening
With President's Reception.
The crowning event of Com
mencement weekjs the graduation of
the Senior Class.
This Is tho culmination of the work
of tho College for one 'year and the ef
forts of the young men and women for
four years. '
It fs tho most impressive and inter
esting feature of the exercises and Is
always deferrod-'untli the last' day.
While every alumnus tries to reach
tho city in time for the alumni ban
quet tho visit is not complete unless ho
be present to witness the formal cere
mony which marks tho transition from
college to university or to tho actual
work oflife.
A larger number of visiting and lo
cal alumni students and the graduates
"gathered upon the college campus
Wednesday morning.
Tho Marietta Orchestra headed tho
procession of students, alumni, and Iho
members of the graduating class, who
formed, in ranks and marched down
to the Auditorium. With bared heads
the undergraduates stood on either side
of the pavement whilo tho alumni and
graduates passed through the lines ot
honor and Into the hall.
The stage was decorated with palms
and potted plants. At the front of tho
rostrum were arranged many beauti
ful baskets of flowers which were pre
sented to the graduates by friends.
Bluo and whito bunting formed tho
background and denoted tho College
colors. High above the stage wero
small penants beai ing the word "Mari
etta" in white on a blue base. In the
center the class numerals '01, worked
in red upon a large banner, completed
the stage decorations.
Tho Seniors occupied seats at the
left of the stage. The middle and tho
right side were occupied by tho Board
of Trustees and the professors. The
hall was filled with friends and rela
Itves of tho outgoing class, with citi
zens of Marietta and with visiting al
umni. Almose every seat was occu
pied and comfort on account of tho hot
weather was not obtainable.
Tfio Marietta orchestra struck up a
spirted march befoie the beginning of
tho literary program.
Tho Invocation was pronounced In
an impressive manner by President
Perry. Another musical selection fol
lowed and tho Latin salutatory by
Miss Flora Mason was announced.
Miss Mason in choicest classical Latin
welcomed the citizens ot Marietta to
tho graduating exercises.
Mr. Siegfried William Tlilemo took
as his subject "Modern Diplomacy."
Ho drew,'a parallel between tho dip
lomacy of ancient times and that or
tho moro modern times. Tho policy
that prevailed In Europe until tho ond
of the sixteenth contury was to accom
plish tho desired end by strategy, cun
ning, oven murder and assaslnatlon.
In modem times a great revolution In
diplomacy has boon brought about by
tho accession of America to world
power. In America business men so
curo tho posts to forolgn countries and
achlovo their ends by simple direct
nSf and honesty backed by power.
Tho real virility must come from a
peoplo physically, Industrially and
morally sound, and tho American peo
plo possessing these requisites of nat
ional vlrtuos must and will accomp
lish their alms.
"Tho Man and His Opportunity" was
tho subject of au able oration by Mr.
Allen Coburn.
Louise C. Hathaway. Flora Mason.
E. V. James.
J. II. Mlndllng. J. W. Goiby.
J. W. Gorby. Mr. Gorby's address was
a stirring appeal for self confidence
and enterprise in the individual
Events prepare for the man, and tho
latter must bo on the alert to. seize ev
lOrj'-bpportunlty. Chai actor is th
measuro of success. For tho membero
of 1001 tho dear old College has pei
formed an Inestimable service In in
stilling into them tho principles of
true nobleness and firmness and con
stant endeavor. Mr. Gorby's oiation
abounded in eloquent sentences and
was well delivered.
An orchcstial selection was execut
ed and Piesident Perry announced tht
next speaker, Edward Dana Johnson,
had cnoscn ns his subjeci "A Problem
Solved." Tho oration reviewed the
days of strife which almost disrupted
tho union In the four yeais of civil
war. The two mighty sections were
divided on tho slavery question.
Northern men pointed to the Declara
tion of Independence and quoted the
sentiment that all men are created
free and equal. Southern aristocrats
disputed this dictum, calling It absurd
and unreasonable. Tho Inevitable
conflict dragged its course thiough
four interminable years. The victory
was, in the end, as It must have been.
Tho black man was enfranchised, but
fearful of his liberty. Still the condi
tion of tbe alien population did not
impiovo. Education of the higher
typo only brought Utopian dreams of
sudden and Impossible success. Relig
ion In the African was only a com
pound ot superstition and fanaticism.
But a great prophet has risen In the
person of Booker T. Washington. Ho
has solved the problem of raising tho
race. He has risen from poverty,
squalor and ignorance to heights of
enlightenment. The solution lies In
patience and sympathy and help on
tho part of tho whito man.
The valedictory address was deliver
ed by Mr. Thomas Jefferson Summer.
His oration was entitled, "Self Gov
ernment." By a chain of reasoning he
deduced tho proposition that all men
ai'o not created freo and equal. That
some must bo governed by others who
possess that capacity. Self mastery ifa
tho noblest ol all conquests and is ono
of tho great lessons taught In a Col
lego course.
Mr. Summers then addressed tho cit
izens ot Marietta, thanking them for
comtcslcs oxtonded during the past
four years and asking them to stand by
the College, tho noblest Institution in
tho city. To tho undergraduates
words ot advice were given. Social In
tercourso had beon pleasant during
tho courso of tho seniors, but that rela
tion must bo discontinued. The class
ot 1901 left a messago of encourage
ment to their comrads In classic halls.
To tho faculty and Board of Trustees
Mr. "Summers expressed his class
mates' senso of gratitude for tho many
efforts nindo In their Interest. Ho paid
a high tribute to President Perry,
whom all tho seniors had learned to
admire and lovo, although only asso
S. W. Tliiemo.
T. J. Summers
C. A. Stanley.
ciated together for one short year.' ""
At last came the parting with the
class. A few earnest words of advice
and encouragement were spoken and
tho finnl fnrpwnll.Knlfl. . ,
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uie uugiuua weru uiuu reuu uuu cun
ferred on tho candidates by President
Perry. The degree of B. A. was con
ferred upon George Leonard Brokaw
Allen Coburn, John Willam Goibj.
Thos. Grlfilths, Elden Vnlorlus James,
Edward Dana Johnso'n, Flora Mason,
Jacob Hermann Mlndllng, Chas. Al
fred Stanley, Jr., Thomas Jelferson
Summers, Selgfried William Thleme,
Simeon Lawrence Thornlloy, all ot
whom had completed the classical
Tho Latin scientific courso had been
pursued by David Fleming Turner and
he received the degree of B. Ph.
Tho three young ladles. Misses Lou
ise Claire Hathaway, Helen Tomlinson
Henderson and Matlldo Fredericks
Itoeser, received the degree of B. L., as
an evidence of having completed tho
Modern Language course.
Tho diplomas were presented by Mr.
W. W. Mills, treasurer of the Boatd of
Tho fololwlng honorary degrees had
ben conferred by the College: M. A. on
Wm. Wells Bosworth, once a student
of Marietta College, now superintend
ing aichltect of tho Pan American Ex
position. D. D. on Rev. H. B. Gage, ot
tho class of 'C9, who is now located In
California. Also on D. M Pratt, a
graduato of Amherst College and pas
tor of tho Walnut Hills Congregational
church, of Cincinnati.
Miss Ethclyn Grant Simpson, who
has been pursuing a special course foi
the degree of M. A. had completed the
prescribed studies and received the de
gree. The benediction was pronounced by
President Perry. Nineteen hundred
and ones' hours of supreme tilumph
wero over and to tho alumni associa
tion wero added the names of sixteen
new members.
Scholarship Honors Class of 1001.
John William Gorby, Elden Valorlus
James, Edward Dana Johnson, Flora
Mason, Thomas Jefferson Summers.
George Leonard Brokaw, Louise
Clalro Hathaway, Siegfried William
Georgo Leonard Brokaw, John Wil
liam Gorby.
Georgo Leonard Brokaw, John Wil
liam Gorby, Elden Valorlus James,
Flore. Mason, Thomas Jefferson Sum
Jacob Herrmann Mlndllng.
Loulso Claire Hathaway, Thomas
Jefforson Summers.
S. L. Thornlloy. George L. Brokaw.
Matlldo F. Roeser. Helen T. Henderson.
Thomas Griffiths.
E. Dana Johnson. David F. Turner.
Flora Masoh.
Matildc Frcderica Roeser.
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Engllsh,heqWY'RF RF RFREJt-
Elden Valorlus James, Flora Mason.
John William Gorby, Louise Claire
Hathaway, Matlldo Frederica Ro-.'ser.
Mayme M'li to. Flrsi- Lauta Williel
mlna Frledrlch, Helena May Nye.ST--ond.
Edith Dabelc Kast, Fiist; Laura
Wllhelmlna Friederich, Helena May
Nye, Second.
John William Neal, First; Harry Ev
erett Brokaw, Second.
Thomas Hudson Armstrong, Jr,,
1'iist; Charles Augustus Kast, Second
George William Mlndllng, John Wil
liam Neal.
Harry Everett Brokaw, First; George
William Mlndllng, Second.
James Franklin Wallaco, First; Ce
cil J. Gardner Second.
Before stacking up their arms, dof
fing caps and laying asido accoutre
ments, tho College Cadets gave ono
moro exhibition drill on the campus
Wednesday afternoon. Quito a num
ber of visitors gathered under the
trees and were entertained while the
company went through Its evolutions.
The full strength of the organization
was not out, as a number of the Cadets
had left for their homes whilo othci'b
did not desire to run tho risk of a sun
stroke by overheating and exerting
themselves on tho parade ground.
Tho company was led for tho last
tlmo by Captain Coburn and the other
graduated officers, who give place to
their successors from tho incoming
Senior class. The company has at
tained a knowledge of tho manual and
able pioflclency In tho various military
Tho government Inspector who was
hero some time ago paid tho company
tho compliment of saying that tho
members wheeled into line in better
form than any other similar company
ho had over Inspected. Marching
and countor marching, deploying In
skirmish lino, retreating, charging
with set bayonets, loading, aiming, fir
ing, bivouacking wero some of tho ex
ercises which wore ordered by Capt.
Coburn and excuted with precision by
tho cadets.
Tho expectation Is that tho number
of students taking tho drill will bo In
creased next year as the training will
ho compulsory after the FvesUtnan.
The henficial results of the drill
have been evident almost since the in
auguration of the drill In tho College.
The bearing and general health of tho
Cadet students has been much improv
ed and ln',fact'tho entire .effect . has
been good. a,'
Tho annual musical recital was held
at the Presbyterian church at three
o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The day was veiy warm, but this did
not deter tho many music loving peo
ple of the city from assembling at the
chinch, which although commodious,
was taxed to the utmost in furnishing
room for people.
The audience was composed largely
of ladies, for whom the exercises had
especial attraction on account of the
former's natural musical bent.
The program was one of many
pleasing numbers and was varied to
suit dilferent preferences. The execu
tion of tho performers was very skill
ful and their knowledge of tho tech
nique thorough. The instrumental
music predominated, but several very
good solos wero rendered.
There wero two graduates this year,
namely Miss Winlfied Theis and Miss
Constance Wheeler. These young la
dies had very difficult selections from
noted composers, but acquitted them
selves with much credit.
Tho consensus of opinion of nutsi
cnl critics was that tho commence
ment this year was equal, if not su
perior to any which have prececded.
Tho piogram is appended in full be
low: 1. a Bridegroom
bFidclln Biahms
Ladles' Double Quartette.
2. Piano Sherzo B Flat Minor
Iiss Louise Hathaway,
3. Reclt "And God Said,"
Aria With Verdure Clad Hayden
4. Piano Waltz In E Major
Moszha wskl
Miss Winifred Theis.
5. Violin Fantaslo Singalo
Miss Laura Brcnan.
0. Piano Ltebestraumo in A Flat...
Miss Lou Morgan.
7. Song of tho Heart. .Louise Tunlson
Mr. Edwin Streckcr.
8. Piano En Route Godard
. Miss Ada Tomer.
9. Rondo In E Flat Mendelssohn
Miss Constance Wheeler.
Orchestral parts on second piano.
10. Solo anil Chorus Inflammatus.
Stabat Mater
Miss Helen Wobcr.
PicslTJent and Mrs. Perry received
the frionds of tho College, tho student
body and alumni at Andrews Hall last
evening. Tho rooms to tho right of
was The Testimony
Is The Case Against Lulu
Prince Kennedy,
Of Her Husband who Refused to Live Willi
By Associated Pres3.
Kansas City, Mo., June 12. Judge
Woodford today ruled out the testi
mony of one of the strongest witnesses
presented so far by the defense in the
case of Lulu Prince-Kennedy, on trial
for the murder of her husband.
The court's order to strike it out was
considered a blow to the side ot tho
defense. Mrs. Kennedy was visibly
depressed by the court's action. The
witness was Edward W. Lewis, a per
sonal friend of the dead man. Through,
him the defense hoped to prove tha
theory that Kennedy had ruined Lulu
Pnnco under promise ot marriage and
then refused to either marry her or
live witn'he'r after "marriage" had .beon
forced upon him. Tho testimony ot
Lewis was ordered taken down by
the court stenographer, but the court
refused to let it be given to the jury
until corroborated.
The statement as made by Lewis
was: "The day after tho marriage
Phil Kennedy came to me to talk
about the wedding. He told me that
ho had known tho girl for three years
and that he had loved her and that ha
had promised to marry her and that
he had ruined her. He said that after
he had ruined her ho had lost his re
spect for her. He told me that he had
been called up by Mr. Ncarlng at his
office and went there, where Mr. Near
ing told him that he had to marry
Lulu Prince. He refused and went out
in the hall, where he found Lulu, tho
father and brother. Lulu put out her
arms and said: 'Phil, don't blame me.
This is not my doing.' Ho said: 'The7
threatened mo and we went with them,
over to the court house where we
were married.' Phil asked me what
ho ought to do, and I told him it was
his duty to take her and acknowledge
her as his wife. He said he would do
so, but next day he said he would not
have anything more to do with the
girl. He said that his mother was
violently opposed to It and besides he
had received a telegram from the girl
In Grand RaDlds, who had forgiven
him fully."
Continuing Lewis said: "I saw him
almost every day and continued v my
advico about doing his duty to Lulu.
Tho day before tho shooting I saw him
and he asked mo It I believed In an
eternal hell. I asked him why he
wanted to know that and he replied
that ho Intended to kill himself. He
said to mo with sadness, 'Ed, I ought
to have taken your advice. It's too
lato now.' I answered, 'Yes, It's too
late.' He went away and the next day
ho was killed."
Mr. Nearing mentioned in Lewis'
statoment is tho leading attorney ot
the defense. Tho defenso theory la
that Kennedy Jilted Miss Prince for
tho Grand Rapids woman mentioned
In the statemont. The other testi
mony presented by the defenso was an
attempt to show that Mrs. Kennedy
was temporarily insane at the time ot
tho murder.
Stirlners in Session.
By Associated Prcs3.
Kansas City, Mo., June
Francisco will entertain tho
12. San
ot North America next year, tho first
week in June. Tio Imperial council ot
tho order now In Its 27th annual con
vention hero, selected the Golden Qjato
city on tlo first ballot. "
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