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an Immense mirror end beheld reflected in It all the members of her class passing in review before her and as they came one by one it was given to her as a spirit medi um to know the peculiarities and marked characteristics of each. As she spoke she held upon her arm a dainty little basket filled with cut flowers and for each girl whose name she called at the proper time she selected the fitting blossom and presented it and at the same time giving its significance. It was the flower whose emblem told that girl's peon. liar and chief characteristics. Her voice was clear and her language pure and re- fired and she delivered her essay in such a manner as to leave one to suppose that she had the gift or prophecy. And I am sure that in some Instances the fates have propitiated her genius. It was a very lonesome kind of commencement. Our dear girls did not have the usual Incentive to display their most becoming smiles and decorations. The young men their sweethearts and beaux and their fathers and their brothers were not there to admire and appreciate. They were all far away in the war and our audience was composed altogether"of women and children with occasionally an old man and a few boys. Nor did we have the hon or and pleasure of Jefferson Davis's presence which we had so much desired. But we were very highly complimented by a letter from his excellency regretting hi absence and expressing his approval of our patriotism In wearing the confederate cloth and his appreciation of the motive of ob ject. as touching himself and he assured us that he would on that commencement day lift his ha and give three times three cheers for southern graduating gtrts in homespun. BETSY 8. ven urn. characterls tics su h .to Ins an es men d lred. hi e ql tlve ph- ha\ ILT I I herand manner-as au- rnOtlveoT t1S H.UIILTO , , , , , , , ¬ , . , , , , . ' ¬ . , - , . . ¬ . , . , . , ¬ ' . ¬ ' ¬ , . _ , , # , , ¬ . , , , . . . . . ' . ! . . . . . . . , . & . ' ' . . \ ' : & ! - - . " ' . . ' , . - - ' . ; . \ \ , . , ! , . : . . , ' - - - ' . ,

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 10 Mar 1895, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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