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H. Kirchhofer went to Ann Aibor, Tuesday, on business. Mrs. Blinn, of Milan, is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. Rowe. Miss Isabelle JVIillen, of Wolf Lake, s visiting friends iu town. Miss Smith, of Toledo, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Berger. Herbeit Earle, of Jackson, carne heie to attend the alumni reunión. Edith Amspoker left for Colurnbus, Ohio, Thürsday, to visit friends. Miss Viola Shull, of Tecumseh, has jeen visiting the Misses Farrell. Mr. and Mrs. N. Schmid spent Sunday at their cottage at Sand Lake. Miss Hughes, of Elk Rapids, is visiting her friend.Miss Julia Conklin. Mrs. Wm. Pfeiffle and ohildren, of Haruilton, O., are the guests of Mrs. Marx. Miss Fannie Haynes, of Grass Lake, is the gust of her friend, Miss Myra Spafard. Mr. and Mrs. B. Hill, of Jackson, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lynch over Sunday. Miss Sohneider, of Liverpool, Ohio, visited Miss Julia Schoettle from Thursday until Monday. Walter C. Mack, G. Joseuhans and H. Eisenmanri, of Ann Arbor, are in town on business. Mrs. Sheldon and daughter, of Mt. Pleasant, are visitiug with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burtless. Mrs. Stevens and daughter Grace. of Ypsilanti, have been the guests of Mr. and Mis.Chas. Robinsou. Warner Spencer, öf Grand Rapids, spent a few days with nis parents and attended the alumni rennion. Miss Orrell Grisby, who has been teaching the second prinaary of our school, returnedto her home in Allegan. Herbert L. Cope and Mr. Waite and the Misses Cushman aud Waite, of Dexter, attended the commencement exercises. Miss Lena Arnold, of Tecumseh, who has been visiting at Mrs. C. Lehn's, returned home Monday accompanied by Miss Eleanor Lehn. Prof. Essery and family left Monday morning for Sanilac couuty and Port Huron, where they expect to spend a pirtion of the summer. Among those from Tecumseh who came here Friday to attend the alunmi reunión were Mr. and Mrs. Frec Field, the Misses Flora Hartbeck and Mae Aylesworth, Messrs. Reed, Mobb and Burlingame. Mesdames D. W. Springer, of. Aun Arbor ; Calkins, of Chelsea, the Misses Mattie Scott, of Mnskegon, and Anna Shekle, of Brooklyn, were the guests of Mr. aud Mrs. J. H. Kingsley for a few days attending the commencemeut and alumni Everyone is invited to attend the celebratiou íd this place on the Fourtb. Tbe committee has done all possible to inake the day one to be enjoyed by both young and oíd. Mayor Pingree, of Detroit; W. W. Wedemeyer, of Ann Arbor; and Chas. Townseud, of Jackson, and others are expected to be present. In the afternooa races of all kinds will take place and in the evening a grand display of fireworks. Boos' band and three companies of state troops will arrive froin Jackson on the early train, and a train on the Jackson branoh will run sonth after the fireworks. Last Thursday morning the promotion exercises took place in the ohapel of the nnion school building. The room was decorated very prettily with fiowers and a very interesting program was carried out. From the little tots in the cbart class to the juniors of the high school, all did well and it reflects great credit on the teachers and superintendent for their work in preparing the exercises. To these neither absent nor tardy for the tertn, also those present the whole year, badges were given, 185 receiving term badges, 102 yearly badges. School has closed for a nine weeks' vacation and both teachers and pupils anticípate a good time. Last Friday the alumni reunión took place. It being 25 years since the first class graduated from .the high school no pains was spared to make the day one wbich will long be remembered. At'5 o'clock in tbe afternoon the people gatbered at Arbeiter hall ■Where a yery interesting program took place.. Boos' orchestra, froin Jackson, furnished the music. Oeta Hall was essayist ; Prof. F. Moran, orator; Mrs. Eva Spafard,' poetess ; Herbert K. Earle, historian ; Vlrs. Jane Freenian sang a pretty solo as did also Miss Grace Stevens. After the literary exercises the mernbers of the alumni and friends -went to the Freeman House where the banquet was beid. Mr. Rawson acted as toastmaster and C. W. Case, Rutherford M. Yokom, Dr. E. M. Conklin, Fannie Haynes, Mrs. Alleda Tracy responded to toasts. The party then returned to the hall where a reception was held and a nuruber took part in the dance which followed, everything passed off very pleasantly and suocessfully. Last Thursday evening the graduating exercises were held at Arbeiter hall. The stage was tastpfully decorated with the class colors white and pink, and beautiftil plants aud potted ferns added to the decoranons, at the front of the stage was the class motto "Mind moves matter." The class consisted of seven members, four ladies and three gentlemen. At 8 o'clock the exercists opened with a song by the male quartet, from Jackson, followed by a prayer by Rev. D. Yokom. The salntatory was nicely rendered by Maude Goodell as was also the oration "Greatness in choice" by J. De Forest Lamb. After a song, L. Elizabeth Farrell, in a olear, straightforward manner spoke on "What next?" Clarence A. Berger in bis usual graceful manner gave the class history, which was followed by a song. Rutherford M. Yokom chose for the subject of nis oration, "The golden age," which was a splendid production and showed considerable thought. Ann Etta Kingsley in very pleasing manner gave the class prophecy, and a very brilliant future was portrayed for each. After a song Alma R. Teeter in well chosen words gave the valedictory, wbich was nicely delivered. Mr. A. F. Freeman presented the diplomas. After the song "Au Revoir" by the quartet, Rev. Merrifield offered a prayer and the exercises so much enjoyed by all closed. The graduates were the recipients of many beautiful flowers, books, etc, and congratulations and good wishes on their success were extended to each.


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