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The annual exhibition of the junior class held last Friday night was one of the best ever held in the Aun Arbor high school. The body of the hall was filled with the friends of the youug partioipants and there were also some people in the gallery. The and fore part of the hall was draped in green and white. Around the edge of the stage were large palms. On the wall back of the stage was the class motto, "Prorsnm Sursom, " The high school colors, maroon and maize, were draped from the chandelier to the side walls. The edge of the gallery was draped in maroon and maize and directly opposite the junior was the senior motto, "Yn Qwyry Erbyn y Byd. " As the school board and teachers came upon the stage following the speakers, the University Orchestra furnished inusic. This was followed by prayer by Rev. L. T. Cole. A second seleotion of musió followed and the first speaker, Miss Mary L. Bradshaw, of Ann Arbor, was announced by Prof. J. D. Pattengill,ehairman. Her essay was on "An Important Discovery, " a treatise on a journey to the north pole. She said that from what she saw on her visit there, that Simros' and Nansen's theories are correct. The next "Reflectious of a Lazy Man," by Miss Florence Bowen, Ann Arbor, was very good. Her reasons for a lazy man 's not working were so convincing that if there were any people in the hall with lazy tendencies they must have been tempted to f ollow her suggestions. Probably the best essay on the program was "Ac Exanip'e of Applied Science," by Harry R. Brown, Chillicothe, Ohio. He spoke of the various things seen in men 's heads wben disclosed by the Roentgen oathode rays. He represented the experiment as having taken place in the high school physioal laboratory.the various subjects being freshman, sophomore,junior and senior students, a football player, a giddy girl and a man in lovo. The freshman's head he said, showed a luxuriant growth of grass, the sophomore's head oontained a few ponies in algebra and Latin, while several bumps were filled with froth and wind. The junior's head was in the best condition of all, his head was "fllled with grey matter which showed wisdom." Then followed "the great and glorions senior, in whose brain the ninth letter of the alphabet was most conspicuous. ' ' There were also the words G-reek and Latin in hazy letters in one reinóte corner which showed the senior had had"some eleruentary training in these branches. " The football boy was inforraed that he would never grow bald beoause his hair was seen to be olinohed on his skull. Nothing could be discovered in the last two people's heads as the skulls did not offer enough resistance to the rays as they passed through. Great applause followed Mr. Browu's excellent effort and he had to come forward and bow his acknowledgments. A seleotion of mnsic was the next number on the program. The next oration was by Miss Bessie Cordley, of Ann Arbor, "Soine Things I Do Not Know. " Mies Cordley asked questions on varions subjects with whioh she was not familiar and then answered thein according to her own ideas on the subject. Her essay was very humorons and created rnuch applause. "When My Ship Comes In" by Miss Emina Kapp, Ann Arbor, was very good. She spoke of every one's having shlps that will sometime come in, some bringing their cargoes safely to their owners, while others are lost at sea. "Why I Hate England" by Jay Fox, Ann Arbor, was fine and showed great care and thonght in its composition. Each argument was proved and we only wish that those who hate England most, could have heard it. Then followed another selection by the orchestra. Miss Camille Payn's "Bit of Real Life" was very pretty. It was a sketch of an Italian boy aud his violin, and was well delivered. "Mrs. Grundy" by Miss Emma Taylor, was a good description of the modern prototype of this meddlesome old character. The orations were concluded with "The Golden Age" by Clarenoe W. Hughes. In it he spoke of this age as the golden age of reality as compared with the golden age of rnythology. The benediction pronouuced by Rev. J. W. Bradshaw and a selection by the orchestra conclnded this most exoellent program of the "junior ex" for the year of 1896.


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