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VOL XIV. A liar is not so much to blame as the man who listens to him. —Ridsdale. SCHOOL EXERCISES At the Opera House May 24th Twelve Pupils Complete the Grammar Grades— Entertainment Best of Its Kind Ever Held in Winslow. The graduating exercises ofthe Winslow Public Schools held at the Opera House last Friday evening was attended by one of the largest and most representa tive audiences ever gathered together in this city. The exercises were of a very high order and reflected great credit upon Prin cipal Mize as well as the class, j One notable feature of the gradu ates was the fact that the majoritv were males, usually the opposite sex predominates. Prof. Mize certainly deserves much praise for the admirable training given these young ladies and gentlemen; this tact was made apparent not only from the make up of the program but from the admirable manner in which each number was rendered. The class had very little time apart from their studies to devote to the preparation of their several parts, that they did well, however, was attested by the frequent applause. Prof. Mize was the recipient of several valuable presents among these being a fine Navajo blanket, a gift of the following pupils: Elfielee Elliott, Kate Marly, Gil lia LaPrade, Lillian King, Newt. Marley, Willie Daze, Joe Daze, Burl Vincent, Malcolm Hender son, Alfonso Dunklin, Glenn Dunklin and Everett Walcott, and a purse containing quite a sum of money from his many friends. It had been intended to give him a present of some kind but an appropriate onecouldnot be obtained in time, so the money was given in stead. The exercises by the pupils of the various grades shows that the several teachers have been painstaking and deserve much credit for their efforts Mrs. Weinert deserves special praise for her work in the Mexican school. This lady has had many things to contend with not found in other rooms. WINSLOW, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1907. Professor Mize left Tuesday morning for his home at Byron, Illinois, and it is to be regretted that he has decided to give up teaching and devote his time to other business of more lucrative character. He carries with him the best wishes of a host of friends. PROGRAM Song bv Misses Effielee Elliott, Ruth Morrison and Nellie Wilson. Song —“The Oriole’s Nest,” by the pupils of the first grade. Salutary and Paper, “The Battle of Manila Bay” by Burl .Vincent, the youngest boy in the class, not yet fourteen. His paper was an exemplification of the fact that one writes best upon the subject in which he is most interested, his choice of studies being history. Paper, “The Swastika” by Lil lian King. They-oung lady show ed much thought in its prepara tion. Miss King has expressed a desire to finish her studies with a business education. “Poppy Song” by twelve little girls from Mrs. Weinert’s room. These little tots were dressed entirely in red and presented a a beautiful appearance. Paper, “Arizona” by Glenn Dunklin. This paper was ad mirably written and showed that he had given his home territory much thought and study. Paper, “Graft” by Joseph Daze Rather a peculiar subject, but well handled and indicated that he had given the social and politi cal questions of the day' much thought. His delivery was ex ceptionally good. “Learning to Write,” a well rendered recitation by Virgiline H arson. Song, “Little Foreign Friends” by the pupils of Miss Sutton’s room. Recitation, “What the School Bell Says” by Francisco Ortega. He did well, and took many of us back to the time when we hid out our fishing tackle and played “hooky” to get to the old swim ming hole. Paper, “The St. Louis World’s Fair from Actual Observation” by Alfonso Dunklin was very' good. Song, “Spring Flowers” by Winifred Waite. This little Miss has a delightful voice showing much cultivation and certainly promises greater things. Recitation, “A Georgia Volun teer” by Miss Katie Marley. She wrote her paper but to vary the program gave a recitation and did well. Paper, “Labor versus Capital’ by' William Daze. This was another paper on a live subject. Willie is a keen thinker and ex pressed himself very forcibly. Miss Irene Burke rendered a delightful song. “Our Red Brother,” a well written paper about our typical American Indian, by Malcolm Henderson. Recitation, “The Inventor’s Wife” by Grace Butne’r was well rendered. Paper. “Resources of*Arizona” by* Jot Stiles. The subject was well handled and shows that he believes in Arizona and her pos sibilities. Instead of reading her essay', Gillia LaPrade gave a fine recita tion, “My Ships.” This was done to vary the program. Paper and Valedictory by Everett Walcott, “The Scenery' of Arizona.” His paper was well read and in the closing exercise he s towed much feeling and won the plaudits of all. He and his class undoubtedly have great respect for their principal and teacher. Mr. W. P. Geary in a feeling address to the class presented the diplomas. Just as Professor Mize was announcing the last number of the program he was doubly sur prised by little Danny Dunklin bringing in the Navajo blanket, which Miss La Prade presented in behalf of those that gave it. Mr. W.A.Parr, in a short speech, then presented the purse in be half of the donators. Mr. Mize responded in a short speech and very kindly thanked them for the expression of appreciation shown him. The program was ended with a beautiful Good Night song well rendered by the Misses Effiie lee Elliott, Ruth Morrison and Nellie Wilson. Miss Elliott was one of the graduates, but did not read her essay as she was one of the trio of singers. J. W. Marley has taken out a butcher’s licence and will open a butcher shop in the Downs’ building about June 10th. We are in receipt of a copy of the Adair County, lowa, Demo crat, bearing the date of May 23 giving an account of the death and funeral of Ted Ferris, a sec ond district conductor, who died at his home in Greenfield, lowa, May 22. George had been ailing for some time, having fallen a a victim to that dread disease consumption. He kept at his post of duty until too late, then went to his old home and died a few days after reaching there. He was born in Saratoga town ship, Marshall County, Illinois, on the 25th day of October, 1872, removed from there when a child to Ellsworth County, Kansas, where he resided until 1882, when the family moved to Greenfield, lowa, where he attended school until 1899. He then went to Wyoming, remaining there but a short time, he came to Winslow, where by hard and conscientious work he was promoted to con ductor and at the time of his death he was on the Santa Fe pay rolls. Ted had a host of friends who mourn his untimely death. A Canton Ohio dispatch dated May 26th states that Mrs. Wm. McKinley, widow of President McKinley', died in that city at 1 o’clock p. m. that date. Mrs. McKinley was buried by the side of her illustrious husband at Canton, the funeral taking place Wednesday' May 26th and was attended by President and Mrs. Roosevelt, Vice-president and Mrs. Fairbanks, the Supreme Court and a large diplomatic delegation from Washington to gether with a large number of personal friends. The funeral was, next to that of President Mc- Kinley', the largest and most im posing ever seen in Ohio. Decoration Day was observed in Winslow in a fitting manner. Although there are but four old soldiers buried here their graves were properly strewn with flowers. The day was observed as a legal holiday, the bank and all stores being closed at noon. Baggage master Morris on the Santa Fe flier had to do double duty one day last week. The barber was taken sick. Morris curtailed hirsute appendages while there was a lull in the bag gage smashing line. No 18