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Stockton Academician from Stockton, Kansas • 3

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r. ii i i paper was juu oi gooa inoughts well ar ranged and nicely read. Miss Laura Williams and Miss Stella Hendricks were on the program for piano solos but much to the disappointment of nothing but the most crude music; the art reaches its highest perfection? in the most cultured nations. It is the only uuiversal language. The man who does not enjoy music is fit for treason, strategy and spoils.

America is fast growing to be a land of music as well as of liberty. Miss Hill had written a hVe essay and read it well. the audience both were kept away bv the storm. Miss Pierce sang the "Swiss Echo Song," by Eckert in a very superior manner, tier voice, always beautiful. Miss Cole had for her subject "A Petition in Boots," The oration was some lessons from 'Coxeyism," contained ex showed improvement through her recent study, and her sweet notes fairly capti- viiLcu uci auuicuue.

one respnaea to an encore with "Jamie Hear." by J. W. Bischoff, which was rendered in a man ner inexpressibly tender and beautiful and was received with rounds of applause. Equally dividing the honors of the evening with Miss Pierce was Miss Ger trude Dewey, another young lady of cellent thoughts and was nicely delivered. The Coxeyjnovement was traced from its inception in an Ohio, village several months ego to the present time.

Will this petition in boots accomplish its avowed purpose the securing of work for all laboring me Many of its demands are ridiculous, and many of the leaders do not seem very sincere. There is an opinion that many of the followers are misguided men of the class that think the government owes them a living, never considering that the government depends on them as'well as all citizens for its existence. Are these men representative of the laborers of this country? She referred to some former examples of the a short stay, leaving Monday morning for Smith Center. Ralph Harding, a former student, was a visitor. Miss Leof Barton will return to her home in Tescott, on Monday.

Hev. L. II. Piatt, of Alton, attended the exercises Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Misses Grace Chandler and Winnie Dean will return to their homes at Smith Center on Friday.

Geo. Gish will work on his father's farm this summer, and expects to attend the Academy again next fall. Miss Cole will spend a week at the county normal and will then go for a visit with her brother at Glasco, Kas. O. E.

Wheeler will spend the summer at his home in Wallace county. It is probable that he will teach in the school next Ilev. J. A. Stewart of Kensington, drove across Tuesday and remained, over Wednesday.

Several years agb Mr. Stewart was editor of a paper at Hev. R. F. Markham arrived from White City Tuesday evening and will remain during the week.

The Academy owes much to Mr. Markham's labors in its behalf. Rev. Edward Skinner, who preached the sermon Sunday morning, remained over Tuesday enjoying exercises. He returned to his home at Osborne Wednesday morning.

Levi Halbert will attend county normal until it closes and then expects to spend the summer in school somewhere, ana" will conduct the Academy business department next terra. Principal Sherman deserves great whose accomplishments we are proud. It was her first appearance also siuce completing the course at Washburn college. She has cultivated her oratorical abilities to a high1 degree, and her oration, "The Trend of Modern was excellent in thought and composition, and the delivery was perfection. Her actions aud gestures arc gracef ul and her delivery is smooth aud natural.

She wa same kind of petition all of which failed. The labor question is as old as humanity; I "I I I every nation nas naa to grappie witn it, and now the world is watching the Unit ed her solution of the qusstion, In this solution we do not need a new government, but must have better men in office, men who will ntand for right regardless of consequence. Vpt heartily applauded, whicli ceased only when Miss Dewey advanced aud bowed to her audience. 'The exercises of the evening closed with the beautiful reudering cfau organ solo by Miss Mollie Hill after which the principal's reception was held for au hour or more in the chapel and the exercises of the year were at an eudj TRUSTEE MEETING. A majority of the trustees were not in town Tuesday night so the board was not called to order till the' following night, June 20, at the Academy.

i'res-ent trustees It. R. Hays, Osborne, L. il. Piatt, Alton, -K.

P. Markham, White City, G. O. Parr, W. L.

Chambers, E. J. ers should be educated, aud the youth be trained in Christian schools. Woman suffrage would add its weight' on the right side. Voters may petition, but can act oply thorough their representatives.

More of the spirit of Christ is needed in praise for his untiring efforts in behalf our government. of the school, and we trust the time is near at hand when the Academy will be crowded with students. Principal Sherman presented each of the graduates with a diploma and took occasion to make a few remarks. He Douneil. F.

E. Sherman. Mr. J. Li.

Hon. R. R. Hays came up from Os also announced that the prize for Bible Loo mis, who was elected by the Association to succeed Rev. T.

V. Dayies, declined to serve and the board selected S. Hawkes to serve until next meeting of Association. He qualitied and acted with the board. Rev.

L. H.Piatt who was appointed Dy the Northwest Association as one of a committee to to Visit the Academy and report to the Association asked tor facts pertaining study, $5 in value, had been awarded to Miss Hattie Halbert, her grade haying been 97 per cent for the year. In spite of a heavy storm the chapel was filled in the evening with an appre ciative audience, gathered to hear the exercises of the fourth annual alumni meeting. Miss Gertrude Pope presided a very graceful manner. The exercises opened with prayer by Father Maik-ham.

Miss S. Edna Pierce followed with a piano solo, "Rondo Capriccioso," Mendelssohn. This was Miss Pierce's first appearance here since graduating from to its financial histpry. Trustees arr and Sherman were appointed a com mittee to assist him in compiling such facts. Board adjourned until next morning.

Thursday morning the board elected officers: president, R. P. Mark- ham; vice president, E. J. Donnell; sec retary E.

E. Sherman; treasurer, S. JN Hawkes. Mr. Parr who bad served long borne to attend the trustee meeting.

He also attended the last one of the closing exercises at the Academy and returned home Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. W. S.

Tilton, of Osborne, arrived Monday evening and remained until Wednesday morning. Mr. Tilton addressed the Gladstonian society Tuesday afternoon. It was Mrs. Tilton's first visit to Stockton.

Miss Grace A. Brown, and Mrs. Clark, her mother, will start for their home in Ohio, Saturday. They expect to be several weeks on the way, and will visit in Chicago, Detroit, Albion, take a trip up the lakes, and have a good time generally. We understand that Miss.

Brown expects to return again next fall. Faculty. HEV. F. SIIEUMAN, Principal, Greek and Bible.


LEVI 11. HALBERT, Commercial and Preparatory Studies. O. E. WHEELER, Normal Studies.

MISS GERTRUDE DEWEY, Latin and Elocution. MISS FANNIE L. FARR, Shorthand and Typewriting. REV. R.

F. MARKHAM, Financial Agent. MRS. S. McHENRY, Sup't Boarding Department.

and faithfully askea to be excused. Executive committe is Ii. P. Markham, P. E.

Sherman, E. J. Donnell, G. O. Parr, S.

N. Hawkes. ii. li. Hays, L.

II. Piatt The secretary report showed that the expense of the school for the year had been several hundred dollars above receipts to date. Part of the deficiency will, be. made good by the Education society and term bills not yet collected. Washburn College, and her friends were delighted with her skillful reudering of this beautiful She received a hearty encore' and responded by again adyaucing the stage and bowing to her audience.

"Advantages of a College Education for a Young Man" was the title of an excellent paper read by Mr. Leroy A. Halbert. The" paper was written by Mr. Halbert in competition for a prize offered by a college at Cleveland, Ohio, for the best eSsay on the subject.

The compete tion was open to all boys graduating from any preparatory school in the United States in 1893. The first prize was divided between Mr. Halbert and a graduate of the preparatory school at the Western Reserve University, Ohio. The The remainder must be raised oy donations or otherwise. Board voted to ask the present principal to continue another year, under the direction of the executive committee.

notes. Mr. II. C. Shoemaker, who delivered the address Sunday evening, made only.

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