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P. Oberly - . | Interesting Exercises in St. Joseph^...
. | Interesting Exercises in St. Joseph^ Joseph^ Hall, This City. A LARGE ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING Excellent Procram of Vocal and Instrumental Instrumental Monte, Oration* and IUcit»ilun» -Well Preiiared Salutatory and Valedictory. Valedictory. Long before the time set for beginning the loth annual commencement of St. Mary's Catholic schools, on Friday; evening," evening," people began to gather in St. Joseph's hall, and when 8 o'clock came the salutatorian faced an audience which so filled, the room tliat many were obliged to stand. Besides other pretty decoration the stage was tastefully draped in red and white and embellished with floweis'of many kinds. The program was a good one and every number was enthusiastically received. Much ability was displayed by some of the graduates which ihowed that they had a thorough training. Cieoree Prendergast was the salutatorian. salutatorian. His composition was well written and replete with many bright thoughts. He regretted leaving the happy schooldays schooldays and called up memories of the time when the ascent of the hill of knowledge •w^s first attempted. The class had been taught that God had given them a heart to be formed to virtue, as well as a head to be enlightened, and that it is not sufficient sufficient to know the elements of science, but the great distance between time and eternitv must also be learned. The knowledge "of book-keeping will be of little avail to us if we know not how to balance our accounts daily between conscience conscience and our God. We should know something of our future home and if we lead virtuous lives here we will shine as tbu stars of heaven in eternity. It hag often been impressed on us that in order to become good citizens we mast £tudy and observe the laws of the land; so if we wish to become good citizens of Heaven we must know and practice the laws of God. He paid a touching tribute to the efforts of the teachers who guided them through wisdom's halls. "Our acknowledgment of your sacrifice can only be manifested by our future deeds. \\'e will put in practice the lessons of faith and morals daily exemplified in your chaste and holy lives, by proving that the seeds of virtue sown in our hearts have not fallen in sterile ground. May our many imperfections imperfections which must often have shrouded your pathway be forgotten in the pure ilume of charity, and may you continue to sow the seeds of heavenly wisdom in hearts more worthy than our own until your jioble deeds are woven like spotless lilies in crowns of immortal glory." After tbe salutatory followed a chorusby class St. K., entitled "Words of Cheer." This class consisted of about twenty little girls dressed ii. white and they produced a very pretty effect as Aey filed in according according to size. There singing was excellent. An instrumental duet followed this, by Misses II. Hoelzle and A. McGovern, w.liich was well rendered. Then «nne. a recitatio'n by Charles Harter] entitled St. Leon's Toast," which was well delivered. , Following this was another chorus "Come to the Woods," by class St. C., and then a "Grand Valse" duet ou the piano, by Misses S. Lir.eaweaver and M. Seubert. A vocal solo entitled "Memory," by Miss. -M. Hoelzle, deserves special mention. mention. This young lady gives promise of becoming one of our best and sweetest singers. After this followed a choms bv class St. M., entitled "God Bless You, Jack." This class is composed entirely of boys and their fresh young voices in this song evoked much admiration and applause. Next came an instrumental solo by Miss Bertha Miller, entitled "The Last Hope," which closed the first part of the program. Part second consisted of a drama, entitled entitled "Joan of Arc^; It was cast as follows: Madam D. Arc L. Allwein Marie IX Anjou M.Seubert Joan E. Thompson Chas VII Geo. Prendergast St. Michael Chas. Harter St. Margaret A. Harter St. Catharine C. Allwein First L-wly of Honor S.Thompson Second I.udy of Honor K. Bender Judges.. .1*. Oberly, C. 1 hnmpson, W. Setrbert Miss E. Thompson, in the title role, made a very good impersonation of the heroine of France, and on the whole the drama was well and carefully acted. Part three opened with an instrumental instrumental solo by Miss Stella Lineaweayer called called "souvenirs of Scotland," which called called forth much applause. "Sons: of the Mystic," a recitation, was given by Miss A. McGovern and this was followed by a vocal solo by Miss M. Seubert, Seubert, who made the hit of the evening. It was entitled "The Nightingale" and her line rendition called forth two encores. encores. An instrumental solo, "La Sotnnam- bula," bv Misses Mary Fox and Bertha Miller, also brought forth much applause. Part three closed with "Sit Nomen Domini," a chorus by class St. C. After this canie the valedictory, by Miss Margaret Shepps, which very neatly brought their school days to a close. We append a synopsis: " Vacation is now here which is a benefit to pupils and an absolute necessity to teachers. It is necessary that youth be educated and long and weary hours spent in preparing vouii!; minds for the seeds of instruction; it is equally necessary for the mental faculties to enjoy a period of repose. The teachers look to no final vacation. To Misses Estella Thompson, Annie Harter «nd Clara Allwein and George Harter, silver medals for vocal music. , Thus closed another successful school term at St. Mary's. The graduates gave evidence without a single exception of the excellent training thev had received troin their teachers, whether in the art of music or the other branches of learning. learning. An important thought was expressed expressed by the salutatorian and valedictorian, valedictorian, namely, that attention to heart culture as well as development of mental faculties was bestowed upon them. The speakers expressed in their orations a high and lofty purpose in life and careful careful training of tfie spiritual nature. This is a great essential in the training and education of young men and women, for without it they will make j shipwreck of their lives and fail to ac-' coirplish the purpose in the world, however however well they may be educated otherwise. otherwise. The young men and women who graduated on Friday evening start in life with a proper conception of its duties and responsiblities. If they continue true and faithful to the traning they received received they cannot dp otherwise than accomplish accomplish g'reat good in the world and be a blessing to their fellows. ALDERMANIC NEWS. The T.ieir »nly resting days are the holidays which come in the pathway of duty, and they have scarcely time to rest when the signal to march conies to them. With the pupil it is different. Each vacation brings him nearer his final exit from school and entry into life and to that all look forward with eager joy. That day has now arrived and we have before us the sea of life and our choice of many vessels. AVe must leave the place of our youth and go forth to lalior in another field of action without without guide or teacher. Whether we be successful or not depends entirely on the manner in which we spend our youth. From the children of St. Mary's school is due gratitude to the Father who has through earnest zeal and unabated energy energy made the schools equal or superior to any of similar standing. To the beloved tea'chers we owe a debt of gratitude. I'or all you have done we can never repay you, but your many acts of kindness will never be forgotten in our after life. To our companions we can only express the sorrow we feel at partimg. In after life we mieht meet again to mark in each other the traces of time and inquire about our different associates, but then we may be separated to meet perhaps no more OH earth. In conclusion we thank our friends for their attendance and encouragement. encouragement. After the valedictory a short address was made by Father Christ, after which he presented the medals which had been awarded as follows: To Misses Margaret Seubert and L. Allwein, Allwein, eold medal for vocal music. To Miss Margaret Schepps and George Prendergast, gold medals for their acquirements acquirements in science. To Miaa Stella IJneawcayer, a alver medal for instrumental music. RECEIVED STOLEN (1OOD9. Charles Greishaber was arrested on Friday afternoon at his place of business, in Fall alley, on Alderman Booth's warrant, warrant, charging him, on oath of Chief Kingler, with receiving stolen goods. It is alleged that he bought 348 pounds of brass, stolen from the Bird Coleman furnaces, furnaces, on Thursday evening. Bail in $200 was demanded for a hearing on Tuesday at 10 a- m. Greishaber desired to waive the hearing hearing but Alderman Booth stated that unless unless lie admitted his guilt as to receiving the goods, knowing them to be stolen, he would have to be heard before him. The alderman bases his decision on sections of Binney's Justice, Vol. 1, P.,I"?", which says: "No alderman is allowed to admit a case in bail lor court unless the defendant admits his guilt or concedes it or his guilt is proven. SIJBOKSATIOX OF PERICBY. Christian and Richard Light, of North Lebanon township, have been arrested by Constable Sattazahn, on Alderman Booth's warrant, charging them on oath of Joseph Zeigler with subornation of perjury. Zeigler alleges that in the case of Com. vs. Christian Light, trial at December December sessions, the accused influenced his minor son, George, to commit perjury. perjury. They furnished $300 bail each and will be given a hearing on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. SAMUEL SPYDEB OUT ON BAIL. Samuel T. Snyder, who, it is charged, was one of the young men who made the wholesale theft of brass at the Bird Coleman Coleman furnaces, Cornwall, on Thursday evening, succeeded in securing a bondsman bondsman after he had been confined in prison for some time on Friday. Bail in the sum of $300 was furnished and Snyder was released. SVBHE.VDERS IIIMSELK. Frank Clark walked into the office of Alderman Booth, accompanied by his father, and surrendered himself. He is charged with being one of the young men who stole brass at the Bird Coleman furnaces, Cornwall. _ Bail in the sum of $300 was"?ntered for the hearing on Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock. MUST ANSWEE AT COCBT. Alderman Booth today gave his decision decision in the case of Com. vs. George Kessler, charged with violating the game law. He directs the accused to furnish 5100 bail for September court. TWO CASES SETTLED. Before Alderman R.- L. Miller, this afternoon, an amicable settlement was arrived at in the c^se of John Dodge vs. Henry Thompson, assault and battery. Thompson paid the costs, $3.90. The ease of F. B. Meyer vs. A. T. Pierson, Pierson, charged with surety of the peace, was also settled before the same alderman, alderman, this afternoon. Pierson paid the costs, $3.50. _ "This Will Hake Mom Glad." So exclaimed young Charles Oswald, as he came running from the Reading court room to the office of Edwin Sassaman, his attorney, that the grand jury had ignored ignored the indictments of murder and manslaughter against, him. The grand jury reached his case at 2:39 Friday afternoon afternoon and returned the indictment marked Not a true bill" late in the afternoon. Young Oswald was charged with killing his father in his home, near Friedensburg, Friedensburg, Berks county, several months ago. The father, it was" alleged, was intoxicated intoxicated and was abusing his wife, when the son came to the resecue and, in the excitement, excitement, hit him with a club, killing him. ^ SOCIETY tvENTS. SOCIAL DAXCE. A social dance will be given in Laudermilch's Laudermilch's hall this evening by a partv of Lebanon's young folks. Music will be furnished by a full string orchestra. Vinltlng Gettysburg's Battlefield. Jonathan Garrett. highway commissioner commissioner of the third district, left this morning morning for Gettysburg and is taking a jaunt over the battlefield. Mr. Garrett took an active part in the three days' fight and is a tried and true veteran. WITH THE AFFLICTED. John Henry, who conducts the Union News company's stand in the Lebanon Valley depot, "was seized with sadden illness illness on Friday evening ani was Bent to his home in Harrisburg. Silver Watch Found. Charles Wolf found a silver watch at the Central Market house, North Ninth street, which the owner may recover by calling on Alderman R. L. Miller and proving property. Fell Fonrteen Feet. AVm. Hetrich, a carpenter employed by Z. T. Gingrich in the erection 61 houses, at Jonestown, fell a distance of 14 feet this morning and received painful painful injuries to his right shoulder. Bight Lee Painfully Burned. Frank Clemens, a rougher, employed in the 10 inch mill at the Pennsylvania bolt and nut works, was painfully burned on the right leg on Wednesday morning. He fell on a bar of red hot iron. Strawberry armory. ' festival—Lebanon Hides' Nearly even-one needs a good tonic at this season. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the one true remedy and blood purifier. Don't miss your last chance to attend the festival at the Lebanon Rifles' armory armory this evening. t Fine dress shoes at reduced prices at the Eagle Shoe Store. t Dimities in great profusion at Stambaugh Stambaugh & Haak's. Motf Our ladies' oxfords are beauties and are being sold at low prices. Few's, opposite opposite court house. 12^Jt ice can- Music, dancing, strawberries, cream, cake, flowers, lemonade and candy candy at tbe Lebanon Bides* armory this evening: t

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 15 Jun 1895, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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