The beginning of the senior recitiils j remind us that the school year is nearly ended, and that commencement time will soon be here. ïhe flrst recital of 1897 was given in Normal hall last Monday evening, and was a decided success from beginning to end. The i stage decorations were effective and aitistic, and the performers, Misses j Louise Pomeroy and Edith Jïewcomer acquit ted themselves in the most praiseworthy manner, rellecting great credit upon their intelligent and preserving study and upon the excellence of tbeir teaching. The program was weil arranged, and an interesting feature was the fact that the performers were entirely independent of notesMiss Pomeroy's select ions wêrerect-i ved with enthusiasm, the favorite being the oíd bailad, "(iood News from Home." The recitativo and aria " A wake, Saturnia!" by Handel, also was very fine. Miss Newcormer surprised even those who have watched her progress by her artistic rendering of three Chopin nurnbers. The concerto in G minor by Mendelssohn also was most effective with the organ accompaniment by Prof. F. II. Pease. iiss Helen Pease and Master Hugh Parsons were kept busy carrying llowers üp on the stage to the young murciaos. .Six pupils from the stone school house, where Miss Pomeroy taught school during the lirst of the yeir,' attended the recital. and as a proof of their affection presented her with a most beau üf ui basket of violets.