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W I II (u -W For the Best Interests of the Community in Which We Live. v For All That Is Right In The Republican Parly! J. A. MENZ1ES, Editor. Vol. XXVIII, No. 8. 28 TH YEAR. YALE, St. Clair County, Mich., FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1909. $1.00 Per Year, in Advance For Men and Young Men The importance of correct dross as a business asset is too often overlooked. It's not the cost that counts It's the eirect. No matter how expensive, if your clothing has not the stylo which well dressed, prosperous men insist upon, it might as well be the cheapest. We carry the famous HERMANWILE GUARANTEED CLOTHING. 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X7 Our mail orders tilled promptly. Samples sent on reipiest. We pay express on all orders of $5.00 or over, when cash accompanies the order. There is no better system than ours for giving satisfaction to the buyer. Notwithstanding most of your purchases are made at home, there arc some things you will send away for. If its DRESS GOODS, SILKS, CORSETS," HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR, GLOVES, TRIM MINGS, or anything in Ladies' Ready-to-wear Garments, send to us. m Tim ill ill entu p U II n IS fl PORT HURON, - MICH. New Wall Papers ro'v s ;t for If WM ILLS A The newest and richest offer ings in wall papers are now hero our inspection and some clever designs there arc too. Papers for every room, ceil ing, sidcwall, border and panel v'.y f, y olTccts. Worthy, durable papers, I dainty colorings, and many new unique ideas of design. Conic see them there's exactly the paper you want and at a fair cost. Mathews & Wight Drugs - Stationery - Wall Paper Subscribe for The Expositor. JAS. LIVINGSTON, President. JAS. McCOLL, Vice President. W. H. LEARMONT. Cashier. GUY E BEARD, Ass't CasMcr Capital, $30,000.00. Depositors Secured by Real Estate and Other Good Securities. Bank Talks By The Yale State Bank. Control "STo-clx 2Tineinces. If you knew that in the next twelve months your expenses would equal your income, you would want to change things wouldn't you. A checking account will give you a complete record of each month's receipts and expenditures. You will have up-to-date knowledge of your financial affairs. It's a good plan to pay all bills by check. We furnish you a bank book and checks. We offer excep tional advantages for carrying checking accounts. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES The High School Graduates have Completed Their Course, received Their Diplomas and will now take up Life's Work. Commencement week for the Vale high school of 11)01) is over. The prad uatinj? class members have received their diplomas, tli3 teachers from a dis tance have departed to their homes, and the summer is before all, for work or pleasure. All the exercises connect ed with praduation have passed oh successfully and well. Class day papers and orations given a few week's ago in the M. 11. church were all highly spoken of. The Junior banquet last week in honor of the Seniors added another pleasant link to the chain of events. The JSaccalaureate sermon Sunday eve ning was full of helpful thoughts to those starting upon life's journey and no doubt will be long remembered. The play given by the Seniors Wed nesday evening, as published last week, was given before a good audience and was appreciated. All parts were well taken. Thursday evening a line ad dress was made before the class and an exemplary audience by Dr. Karl Doug lass lloltz. Music was rendered by the Vale orchestra and the diplomas were awarded each graduate by Prof. N. .1. Drouyor. There remains now the Alurnni ban quet which will be held next week Fri day evening. .ji Niou hanui:t. The banquet given by the Juniors to the Seniors last Thursday evening was a most pleasurable affair. Kennelick Hall was tastlully adorned with nile green and white crepe paper, colors of the Juniors, while around the side walls were draped the colors of the Seniors, green and gold. Flowering potted plants also added to the beauty of the room. The long tables were decorated with white carnations and candelabra with green and white candles, and covers were laid for tifty live. The banquet was served at 8:3U by the Presbyterian ladies and consisted of live courses, eight sophomore girls acting as waiters. At the close of the banquet the fol lowing toasts were given, entry Hisey introducing the toastmaster, l'rof. i. J. Drouyor. "Seniors" Harry Campbell "My Teachers" (J race Danielson "Silent l'ardner" Miss Cuvrell "Juniors" Olive Goheen "Her Pupils". . '. . M;,s VanWagnen "Facts and Whims".: Yer try Hisey A good deal of merriment was had at the expense of those toasted, but the toasts were apt, witty and well given, and the company broke up in the best of spirits. "likk's rKOKITS AM) losses" (A r.iiccalauroiito Suriuon to the Class TSf !!"!, Yale II School.) Text: "What doth H lrolt a man If ho gain the wholn world and forfeit his life." Mark h-;! K. V. Members of the Class of H0!, their Teachers and Friends: It is with great pleasure that I, a young man, come before you young people this evening to talk with you concerning the life upon which, as your motto suggest, you are outward bound. As I listened to your essays and orations upon class day I rejoiced in the breadth of vision and the highth of ideals that you displayed. A9 1 eat listening 1 realized that you were formulating your plans and were mak ing your choices for your life. Vou have made this plan and that as you desire to accomplish certain ends in life. It is for this reason that I have chosen the text that I read you upon which to center our thoughts. Christ could well have spoken these words to a graduat ing class. He did speak them to a people who, by force of their training and nature were accustomed to make their choices according as this or that would pay. They' were most seen when they were figuring their profits and losses. Unconsciously, perhaps, yet surely do we weigh our ideals and plans for life in the same manner. We decide to be this or that because we feel that it will pay us. That we will profit by our choice. Some measure profit by dollars, some by other standards but each one of us desires that when the sum of our life is added that there shall be a good ly amount upon the right side of the ledger. Jesus Christ, who was not alone the savior of men, but also their most pro found thinker and teacher, said "What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his own life." Vou will theoretically agree with him but I would ask, "Do you agree with him partially by planning even now to at tune your life to the standards that He set." As I said a few months ago to a Christian Endeavor convention that was in session here, life presents itself to me in a fourfold aspect. It has its physical side, its social side, its intel lectual side and its spiritual side, and I believe that it would not pay you in planning your life to ignore either one of these asnects, even though by so do iug you were to gain the whole world Let us take up first the physical side of life. Would it profit you ir you were to gain the whole world and for feit your physical life? 1 do not think that it would. 1 do not believe that it would pay to forfeit life for anything that this world can give to us. Vou, as young people are blessed with bodily strength, with physical vigor, with nervous energy, and with the capacity for enjoying all that these blessings can bring you. Would It pay you to forfeit these that thereby you might gain whatever is your diseratum in life? Suppose, for instance, that you desir ed above all else to accumulate wealth. Vou apply yourself diligently to business Vou disregard the laws of health by working far into the night. Even when at last you return to your homes you still plan and lay out the work tor another day. i ou take no vacations and even the Sabbath is spent as aie the other days of the week. ougive yourself no hours of relax ation or of rest. At last by such unremitting toil, by getting without spending, by sacrific ing all else to your one aim, you attain your ideal you are a man of wealth, perhaps of millions. lUit in your struggle you have lost your health, Vour nerves long abused at last have turned and you are a nervous wreck. Vour stomach, too, refuses to digest the food that you eat and though in years you are still a young man, and from the standpoint of the world in the position to enjoy the fruits of your labor vou speedily decline and in a few months die. Is this picture over drawn? Alas! It is all too true. Fvery year hundreds of men die from the pressure of overwork. At their funerals the clergyrmfh doubtless voices the wonder of their friends at the mys terious Providence that has cut short their careers at their zeniths. There is no mysterious Providence about it. It was the natural result of lives lived in absolute disregard of Hod's law con cerning our physical natures.- These men staked their lives against the world. They gained the world but they lost their lives. Did it pay? 1 would speak to you concerning An other side of your life. It ia the social side. I think as we grow older we shall realize more and more the value of the friendships we have made. Love will mean more and more to us as we advance in years and learn that from our fellow-men can we receive that which money cannot buy nor pos ition command. We read in the Word of (lod that "it is not good for man to live alone" and I am sure that we each one realizes how empty would be our lives were it not for those who are near and dear unto us. Then as we ask ourselves the question "What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and forfeit his life," let us think of that heart life, that life which is made up of sweet intercourse with those who are our friends, those whom we love and in w hose love we find heart, peace and contentment. Would it pay us to sacrifice this portion of life that we may gain wealth, position or power. 1 do not believe that It would. There come times in every life when the strongest of hearts quail. When the soul of man crieth out that it is not 8utticient unto itself. When, unless there be the strong arm of a friend to lean upon, life will exceed in bitterness even death itself. We all desire friends but when we are engrossed in making our way In the world it is all too easy to put this off until some more convenient season. James Whitcomb Kiley has expressed tendancy In the words "Aftprwhllo and ono Intends To he gentler to his frlundi, To whIK with them hi the hush of still evenliiKS, o'er the pltiMh Of home-lead Ini; fields, and stand I, out; at parting, hand In hand: One, In time, will Joy to take New resolves for some one's sake, And wear then the look that lies t'lear and pure In other eyes lie will soothe and reconcile Ills own conscience afterwhlle." Hut that "afterwhile" may. never come and it becomes us to cultivate friendships all along through our lives. There is also the intellectual Fide of life to be considered. Man is different from the rest of the animal world in that he has a mind and a soul. We will first think of the mind. I have known men, who because of physical weakness, were unable to enjoy life from that standpoint, yet because of their intellectual power they were to a surprisingly large degree, men of large ness and men of power. They lived in good books. With such writers as Stoddard and JJurton Holmes they travelled round and round the world. Indeed it would have been difficult to speak of a country or people with whom they were not conversant. They read history too and compelled every age to minister to their intellectual life. Contrasted with these we find those who, by loss of intellectual life pay for the world that they gain. To them the brain is but a part of the machinery that turns out the golden dollars. They can talk on nothing but business, for they think of nothing else. Their in tellectuality has been laid upon the altar of selfish ambitions. Those great masterpieces of literature that have in spired and sustained the noblest minds and indeed will continue to do so, do not interest them in the least. There are others who starve out their intel lectual life by choosing that which is dwarfing instead of enobliir?. It is a sad yet significant fact that there is not a store in Vale that finds it worth while from a financial stand point to keep a stock of good books. 1 do not mean goody-goody books but I mean works of Scott, Dickens, Thackery, or the great poets. There is no dearth however of JJerthaM. Clay, Old Sleuth or .Diamond Dick. Friends, shun these books for they never did anyone any good and to a multitude they have brought intellectual death. Make of your mind a storehouse by reading the works of the masters and you and yours will be enriched thereby. The sermon was closed by a consid eration df the spiritual life of man and an exhortation to the class to consider well the values of life and choose that which was really best. ALUMNI HANl'KT. The Alumni Uanquet which is to be held in Central Hall, Friday evening, June IS, has the following for a pro gram after the feast. Music Car ne v 's ( ) re h es t ra Toastmistress, 1'olly Wilcox "Ideas and Ideals" Alex Sayles "Next" Pearl Smith "Memories" Jessie Merigold Solo Keiisley Holden "Of all long horned cattle, deliver me from a college man", Mary Ware "Frogs" Prof. '. J. Drouyor ON UNIVERSITY LIST Pro. Drouyor Receives Notification that Our High School has been so Placed for Two Years. The following letter from President James H. Angell, of the state Univer sity, will be especially gratifying to all the friends and patrons of the Vale High School, for it gives our school a position that it has never held before and the best possible relationship with the University with the present num ber of instructors in the high school. A few of the larger schools with a large teaching force are put upon the approved list for three years. Since our high school has been upon the list it has been examined yearly and ap proved but for the year in which it was examined. Hupt. Drouyor and his able assistants as well as the Hoard of Education are to be congratulated. Ann Arbor, May 21, nx?.. Supt. y. Drouyor, My Dear Sir: I take great pleasure in Informing you that upon the recom mendation of the Committee on Diplo ma Schools and diploma relation be tween your High School and this Uni versity is approved for the years l'JK). The committee is of the opinion that more salaries should be paid in the high school. Very respectfully, J. li. Angell. Convention A Success. The Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Port Huron District Epworth League, held at Marlette, June li and 3, was one of the best ever held in the district. Over one hundred delegates and pastors were in attendance, and enjoyed the excellent hospitality of the Marlette people. Splendid addresses were given by State President, Hugh Kennedy, I). I). Martin, of Albion, llev. Norman LaMarsce, of Hay City and llev. Julian West, of Perry. The work of the first, second and fourth departments was taken up res pectively by It. K. Paige, of Deckerville, .Miss jsrauo, oi uomeo, anuiHiss are, of Vale. The Junior work was hand led by Mrs. Uhlinger, of North Ilranch. The discussions that followed these papers were lively and spirited. line music was iurnisnea uy me Marlette Chapter. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: r f v':i.. i res. i. iv. nrn, vni sju wo Sec Lottie Luddington, Vale Treas. (Jeo. S. Fries, Lambs Junior Supt. Mrs. Uhlinger, North Ilranch. 1st Vice Pres.-C. A. Lohnes, Port Huron. 2d V Ice-Pros. Martha Heid, Atkins 3rd Vlce-l'res. Mae Toft, llomeo 4th Vlce-Pres. Viola Sumner, Port Huron. Money to Loan. 1 have ??;25,(XX) that 1 want to loan within the next two weeks on farm property. J. a. iiapiey, Attorney, Vale. 4- Egg Settings. llarred Kock egg settings for sale at 2.1c per setting. Enquire at my farm li miles east ot l ale. i . .1. ciiamuer- lain. 3 S mmp , ,, 1 i FACING THE FUTURE throws light on where you're at. Men of ambition like to "take time by the forelock" and to provide for what's to come. Consult This Bank if you want money, if you want bonds, mortgages, or are going to make loans. Our advice on money affairs makes your future prosperous. FIRST NATIONAL BANK fl i Capital. $tO.OOO.OO. j A. E. SLEEPER, Pres. E. F. FEAD, Cashier U F. A. g'rISWOLD, Vice Pres. C. R. ADAMS, Ass't Cashier 3SE In If i I i Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! 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