In honor of Reverend Thomas M. Cann

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In honor of Reverend Thomas M. Cann - 7. Gift of Alumtae to th-* Worcan's College. ·...
7. Gift of Alumtae to th-* Worcan's College. · A FORMER PSSS1DEKT HONORED. Llfceoe** or lie*. Mr. Caaa iu IK- Hec£ 1 IA ib« CXUeic« -- Tb« Pioml Com- aueaccsaent KxercbMnt Held Tts is » . · . { H a m and a b l y n d e r sqalls. 8 Ex. Market St. Fahrney. Construction com- their to between The Williams, R. of Baltimore; Md., Elkridge, Md. hoards will of State emblems fastened the wheel, upon each, and access to the State. No drive, ride animal or these boards, to in the general county and be named will be through the Hy- to constructed ground of to such an sufficient extension made Belair is needed wheelmen State to give about the to all the attention is asking Pa., West few days BurKitts?iUe, A. L. Engelbrecht, Jefferson, Mrs. E. M. Jefferson, sister, Fourth of Ixcal and Fourth season will has eloped that get her out space in just now and a son- of yestsr: widow, two this miming sick. confined to acthma. Seen Tery be out again. through THX Nrw?. cents by Hood's jmri- medicine 1 h« Aloniiw of th« Frederick Fema'.fc Sea*u»iry ami -ihe Woeian'* Ooiiege held thfcir rfcaaioa i*st evening Th* following prcgram wa» rendered: Pianoforte, 6eleci«d. Miss Birely, vocal, "Bveatide." Blnmenthai, MUJS Si»nrfcr, recitation, "The Portrait." Owen Mereduh, Mifo HArgett; piano- fort?, selected. Mu* Grmg, vocal, ce- lecud, Mira Albert. Mice Florence Trail, on behalf of the alumna-, then presented to the college a portrait of Rev. Thomas M. Cann, the second president of the institution frcm 1S05 to tb73. Misi Trail spoke as follows. "Women ot the F. F. Seminary Alumna* Club, friends and fellow-citizen*: It is a sinking feature in human luai prugreeu is with retrospection. All great reforma tory movements have been preceded by a study of the past. The Reformation came after the revival of classical learning and the rehabilitation of the ancient Scriptures. The love of long forgotten lore is, indeed, a tegt which distinguished the lettered from the illiterate, the educated from the ignorant, the scholar from the boor. All nations that have attained any degree of civilization have pointed with pride to monuments which immortalized their past history. "The human soul recoils from its limitations in the present. Of the future it knows nothing. Christian Philosophy declares,-- and after all has been said, it is Christian Philosophy that dominates men's minds, -- and this, I say, declares that the world shall be destroyed by a catastrophe, whoee day and hour no man can know. Hence it is, that the constitution of our nature ascl the dssli^y of Iho wcirld iu which we live combine to lend a lustre to the past, easily to be accounted for, and meeting with universal recogntion- "But still further, man is made in the image of that Being, who, ia the sublime language of Divine Revelation. 'inhabits eternity.' Man, consequently, lives just as truly in the past aa in the present. Or, In the words of rugged old Thomas Carlyle, when we dwell upon this thought, we find that: The true Past departs not; nothing that was worthy in the Past departs; no Truth or Goodness realized by man ever dies or can die; but all is still here and whether recognized or not, lives and works through endless changes.' There is no break in the annals of the immortal-, unwritten though they be. There is no gap' in the caravan of heroes; no gulf in the steep ascent of Saints. Fra Angelioo's picture of the Last Judgment is a sublime and glorious reality. As St. Bernard of Clairvaux tells us, 'nothing is lost that is loved in God, for in Him all things are saved to us.' The world is what it is today because a woman named Jochebsd Tn"r« than 3000 years ago hid her baby boy in a bark of bulrushes on the river Nile. We stand shoulder to shoulder with a mighty army of unseen, invisible souls, and solidarity in the last word in our modern Christian Ethics. '·By the aid of memory and imagination we often say we live in the past. But tne motives which draw us together on this occasion emphasize the fact that the past lives in us. We look with interest upon the measure of success this college has attained This institution is what it ' is today because Rev. Thomas M. Cann "nras its president from 1865 to 1873. It was under Mr. Cann that our F- F. Seminary Alumnae Association was organized and became the pioneer Woman's Club of Maryland and one of tne first of such clubs in the United States. It was under Mr. Cann that oar College Journal or paper first saw the light. Again we find that Mr. Cann was the inaogurator of the Col lege Library, and the books which. he collected are on its shelves today. I» was Mr. Cann ·who added Greek to our curriculum and changed the pursuits of art and music from past- times into serious studies. Finally, it was from the ranks of Mr. Cann's graduates that three teachers were given to the Woman's College, when; endowed with new resource?, our beloved Alma Mater renewed her strength like the eagle's. Surely we are here reminded of Cicero's saying: 'Longumillnd tempos, quum tton ero, Magis me movet, qnom hoc exignum.' "The closing words of Mr. Cann's address to the clas" of '72 can never be forgotten. How well I remember the very intonations of his voice as he said: 'Believing, as I firmly do believe, that a noble woman is the noblest work of God.' In the first place these words were a fitting tribute to the cotnpanioa and sharer of our President's life-work. They were a public, free, generous, magnanimous acknowledgment of the blessings an intellectual woman had confeired. But in the second place, Mr. Oann's words were prophetic. Only a few great men, here and there, dared to say such things thirty years ago. Victor Hugo said The ninteenth century is woman's- century.* Buskin boldly led the way in pronouncing 'Aurora Leigh' the masterpiece of the nineteenth century. John Stuart Mill pleaded for the enfranchisement of woman in the House of Commons. This was the gathering of that cloud of witnesses now ecoompassing pa around and ushering in these last mil- lential days. "But, again, Mr. Oann'a words were like Homer's shield of Achilles. Ton remember how scholars puzzled them- SS!T£* sick la taeir endeavors to understand Homer's verbose description of that shield, until some one suggested that the shield was embossed, or graven, on both side. .And just so it is that the side of privilege can never be understood until we realize that the other side of it is responsibility. Mr. Oann did not perpetrate what 'the logicians call 'the fallacy of excluded Middle.' He did not say a woman is the noblest work of God. I has been wittily said no one is committed to that brrt the evolutionist, for with him tne order of nature oonstitatM a duaaz, and woman was the last thing created. Dow not the French poet strike a deeper depth when he says: "'Omafenuoe, pourqni a chagrin qui TOO* suit, Pourqrtoi pleurec encore, TOM, tone aa tntrar clamant, Sombre ooouue la nuit, Drace aomne 1'aurore? HANK If Juuior Hall · t*c*»ar of Beauty and i Activity. ! To*- Miatjm: fr»*CLf»l \n» 1 Junior II*". last =^;bt aii;-!*;! i :r^i*. '.'.I- .i'Ta . it. 1. £.· ju ' »ac,vto(j.l of iu kmi ever ' eriek J^uwr H*U fal ap irv. ratel . iui Neroa ro^ec. M ta '. *» bra-on nto$! *m«- · -r KKV. THOMAS M. CANN. In'importe qne la Tie icegale lei bag Poor V bonne «t poor la fenune. Be derole et soit prete a rompre sous vos pas? K'aiez-Tous pas rotre smc'r Yotre ape. qni biectot fuira pwt-etre aiilenrs, Vers les regions pores, Et YOO.S emportera plus loin que nos douleurs, Plus loin que nos murmurs. Soyez oomme 1'oiseau pose pour nn slant SET des rameaux freleo, Qni sent ployer la brauche et qni chant pour taut, Sachant qu'il a des ailes.' *'Fri«nds and fellow students, you l! pardcs: r^.£ in Frederick will betconducted on these lines so that women may be made strong in righteousness, as well as noble in all their intellectual aspirations. "May God bless these two Ainmnio Associations, so as to make both one in activity as well as spirit in pushing to the front the Woman's College as a great and progressive factor in female education. "Please accept my deep regrets that I cannot be with yon on this occasion, which renews old associations, rebinds ties and, sweetly fragrant with memories of the past, knits you all closer tc the progress and achievement of your alma mater. "Yours Tery sincerely, "THOMAS M. OAXN." "Scranton. Pa , June 6,1900." The portrait is a faithful likeness of A large at Ice of U* with a MMUBIC bicni of Pau! NVrot: rv»e* WM pl*o«d the centre of th» draw log r*«ii aad greatly niiruirTrd by every ooe ; ins »erve4 doUjthit ul fruit anjh it aeeuted that the crowd would ii :op drinking it. U*!luii u( u told during the evening The cake « ilk did no: oouie off as arranged, several cxm «OUK» by Master Leo and MUM Jennie SViuebeip weresut*Utntxl The nrttt song, "Couldn't SlaiidtjSee My Baby Low," brought down the boasc and ac an encore they «mg ! Goi Another Baby," which was «arm- i ly applauded. The chiciwe* ot "I'd ' Leave ily ILi^p/ Uaie For You ' j "I Wouldn't Leave My Howe 1( I . You"' were also extremely well render | ed daring the evening. ! rZLiJm Cikj Gpaia ttuuim vjrunevtra, 1 ttaiioned in the gallery, dispensed delightful mnsio during the entire evening. me f^iirpt will continue tonight and tomorrow night. A beautiful spot is the caudy booth trimmed in Kastern Star colors snr- mounted by a star gladded with daisies. and allude to the fact (bat Sir. Cann's ·words did not fall unheeded to the ground. Seven oat ot th» thirteen to whom those words were addressed have borne the harden and heat of the day 'In the world's broad field of battle.' "Of oar success, I can only say that it has made us very glad. Tery thankful and very brave. "For the priceless years of maturity hare enabled us to trace our every tri nmpb to the principles inculcated in these halls. It was here that we were freed from the dominion of the love of money, ostentation^ and material, visible, tangible success. Is was here that we were guided to spend our lives in the service of God and in the love of troth. Ic was here that we were taught to pat moral above mental attainment and yet toil unremittingly to know the truth in order to practice it. "We bow with reverence before the hoary head which is fonnd in the way of righteousness; we honor the learning, the reputation, the distinction achieved so signally by oar beloved president. Bat we love beet to dwell upon that subtle influence of personality, which has done such great things for us Aa Metaatasio baa i;. 'Ogrei amator sappone Che della sua fernta Si» la belta oaggione. Ma la belta non e \ E nn bel desio che nasce Allor che men s'aspecta ~Sieenti che dibttta, Ma non at ea per che.' "The idea of the poet is that true affection originates ia ncbie aspirations, and that these are breathed into the soul by a noble personality. That personality finds tts witnesses in the souls it has impressed. Calmly and fearlessly may all such spirits look oat upon the unknown future. Do we not already live ia a spiritual world? Have not the things of faith and hope and-love Jong since eclipsed the things of time and sense? "As ft witness, thtn, to tho invincible ·powers o! Christian edncatvm; as a reminder of a noble, faithful, generous life; as a trifiute from loviug, grateful hearts; in-the name of the P. F. Seminary Alnmnse Association, I present to the trustees of tb's institution the portrait of the Rev. Thomas M. Cann. Bliss Trail was assisted in unveiling the portrait by her niece and namesake, Florence Trail the second. The grace and innocence of the beautiful child gave an added charm to ~he scene. On behalf of the college Professor Apple accepted the gift in a speech of well chosen words, paying a lofty tribute to the original of the portrait, and the school itself. Bev. Mr. Cann being unable to attend, sent the following letter, which was read by Miss Martha E. McCleery: "The Alumnae of Frederick Female Seminary: Dear Friend*:--Since I am not able to be present in person, I desire tone with you in spirit; and first. I must express my great gratification that y«u have sustained this organization go nobly for nearly a third of * century. It was my desire, when I took charge of the Seminary, to leave my impress on the hearts, as well as on the minds of those who came under my influence. In the selection of my teachers, as well as in the curriculum of study, my aim was first to get possession of the heart in order to form character, then to give the mind its f aH play under the ethical guidance of a right consdenoe. I feel that the alumna: give evidence of the consummation of my desire in this prevent gathering. "Secondly; I am not less gratified that you have thought enough of me to retain in your minds a desire to give M an evidence of your appreciation of my work here, my portrait as the second president of the Frederick Female Seminary, to be hong in this assembly hall as a memento of the pact. Others will look upon this picture--members of the Woman's College, who are here to develop, shall I say their hearts and minds? Perhaps aome would say their minds and hearts. No. Character is more important than intelligence. Society demands character for ia eleratioa : sd our best educational inatitutioM, realizing this fact, are beginning to make heart culture the ba*U on which all intellectual elevation stand*. Bight ends me to be attained by the use of right mean* and conscience, the arbiter of good and evil, i* filled with the ethic* ot the heart. "The president o? the Woman's College, under whose direction yoor former magnify my office i Mr. Oann, ia crayon, which was cated by Miss Florence Donb. During the exercises it was veiled in purple, across which were the words "Frederick Female Seminary." The usual banquet followed the exercises, which was a pleasant close to the reunion. Board ot Directors. A meeting of the board of directors of the Woniau'* College was held at the college yesterday afternoon. The vacancies in the faculty caused by resignations were not all filled and those which were not filled were referred to the local committee, who will make the appointments in a week or ten days. The board decided to put in a steam laundry tu the basement where the old laundry now ia. The machinery will be pat iu as soon as school closes. Opera chairs will be put in College Hall and will be a decided improvement over the preteut method of seating the large crowds. The board decided to make this improvement after seeing the increase in attendance at tho present commencement. Commencement Exerciacs. The commencement exercises proper of the Woman's College were held in College Hall this morning. There was only a fair sized audience, but those present enjoyed the exercises very much. The address to the graduating class was -delivered by Prof. John Howard Harris, Ph. D., LI. D.. pmident of Bucknell University, who spake eloquently for an hour upon the snbj -ct, "We Are Heirs of the World." President Apple, in presenting the diploma", made a short address. These-young ladies received diplomas: Misses Susie H. Garrott, Elizabeth M. Cramer, of Frederick; NelleiA. Pontz, of Lancaster, Pa.; Mary A. Williams, of Newton, N. C.; M. J. 3. Lanffor, of Manor Station, Pa ; L. Agnes Kryder, of Cedar Springs, Pa.; Leila Wilt, of York, Pa, graduate in vocal music; Miriam Crane, of Altoona, Pa., graduate in music; Anna Howe, of Tyrone, Pa.; Laventia Barnes, of Jit. Airy; Bertha Hargett, of- Fredetick, and Martha Shaefler, of Westminster, graduates in elocution; Alma McGuffin, of Bramwell, W. Ya , certificate; Anna Peterman. ot Hanover, Pa, graduate in music. The program of the morning's exercise* Was as follows: Invocation^Rev C. S. Slagle, of Westminster; pianoforte, "On Song's Bright Pinions," Mendelaiohn-Liszs, Talse, B fiat Majjr, Raff, Miss Irene \ Diehl; address, "We Are Heirs of the World," President John Howard Harris, Ph D., LL. D , of BacknellTTniver sity, Pa.; vocal. "O. Let Night Speak Fine," Ciadwick, and "Roberto Diav- olo," Meyerbeer, Mas Wilt; presentation of diploma?, Prof. Apple; pianoforte, Prelnde and Toccata, Lachner, Miss Kirk; benediction. Rev. Dr. E R. Eichbach COSH-MUTATE JIEMOBUL DAY. Bf*utifnl Exercise* in Mt, Olivet Cem- ct« ry Y· sterd«v. Confederate Memorial Day wa» o'» served yefterday afternoon by Alexander Tonng Camp, Confederate Veter- ass, and Fitzhugh Lee Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, with beautiful and impressive e-rarcises in Mt Olivet Cemetery. The members of the two organizatiocs met at the residence of Mua Williams, on South Market street, and marched to the cemetery, where the exercises were begun with the bugle call, sounded on the cornet by Prof. Geo. Ed Smith. Rev B. V. Switzle, of the M. E. Chnrch, .South, offered prayer. Miss Sallie Fauntleroy recited Kipling's "Becessiona!;" Mrs. A. S. 5£;Da=i;cll, "Tie Boy ia Gray, and Miss Mamie Ott, "In Memoriam." Several appropriate piecai were sung and Professor Smith played "Dixie" and Maryland, My Maryland" on the cornet. · At the conclusion of the exercises the graves of Confederate soldiers were decorated with Sowers. As the people were leaving the cemetery they paused at the Key monument while Professor Smith, standing at the base of the monument, played "The Star Spangled Banner." . » The Local Mart. Mr. J. ». W. Hargetf s market quotations for today are: Cons, per barrel, 12.15: com, shelled, 38 omit* per bushel; wheat, 68 cents per bushel. Hay, $13 *o $14 per too. BOKSS GON'l'KKTRATlNl}. Forcfs Said to be- Gatherlaic Twelve Mile* From Pretoria. Special Dispatch to TUB News. LOXDOS, June 7.--A Lorenzo Marques special says that the Boers are concentrating twelve miles from Pretoria. The Birmingham Post hears that President Krnger has made arrangements to escape en the Dutch cruiser FriesUnd at Lorenzo Marque*. liutlftranta. Mr. Herman Badenhoop, secretary to the Scate Board of Immigration, yesterday secured the first immigrants for this State since he has bad charge of office. A family of five persons, who arrived »t Baltimore last week oc tho steamship Meter, had intended to go Minnesota, where they have" friends, but they did not know In whit part the State their friends live. Secretary Badenhoop. having learned of the matter, visited the new arrivala^and arranged for them to come to Frederick county and he employed, temporarily, on the farm of Mr. Charles N. Hargett, president of the Bureau of Immigration. The head of the family has a little money, and after accumulating a little more, ao4 learning something of the methods of farming in this conn- try, he hopes to obtain a farm of his own. Itfg Broken. Mr. Wesley Oreeger, while assisting to raise a telephone pole in front of City Hall buiidmg, this morning had narrow escape from a horrible death. After ihe pole had been raised some distance the pik-js gave way and the pole came crashing down. Mr. Oreeger was holding the "dead man" and if he not been as active as he was the pole would hare struck him aerois the back. As it was the pola caught his right bre iking it bstween the knee and FUKEEALS. The funeral of Mr. John Ignatius Jamison took place from St. Ignatius Catholic church, Urbana, yesterday. Services were conducted by Rer. Fatber^ Palermo, Gaffney and O'Ronrke The pall-bearers were J- A. Datis, John Tabler, Col. Brein, Richard Simpson, Thomas D-xon and Baker J. Lamar. Interment was made at the cemetery adjoining. W. H. B. Etchi- sjj vras the funeral director. Humors, boiU, pimples and all eruptions are due to impure blood, and by school now is, is awa» of this fact, and purifying the blood -wita Hood's Sarsa- will doabtleas see that fenwle education | parilla they are cored. LOCAL MENTION' Athletic Park Tonight. Meet me at the Park and enjoy the delightful June evening. Fine rasing, sweet music and delightful dancing. The Girls' Friendly Society will hold a picnic at Braddock Heights on Saturday, June 9. The car will leave the Square Corner at 4.30 o'clock sharp. Republican National ConTention, Philadelphia, Jane 19th, 19OO. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will sell tickets as One Lowest First CIa«s Fare for the round trip from all points on its lines east of the Ohio River. Tickets good going June 15th to 19th, inclusive, with limit for return passage leaving Philadelphia to and including June 26th, 1900. Side trip tickets will be sold from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, Cape "May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City and Tirfe City at reduced rates. Through Pullman sleeping cars and Dining cars cu all through ttains to Philadelphia. For tickets and fall information call on Agent B. C. R Dr. Herman, optician, has located per- -manently in Frederick and will have his office temporarily in the parlor of Mrs. Hargett, 26 W. Patrick, opp. City HoteL L. E. MULLINIX. IS THE TIME. To minx of Carpets, Mattings and papers is now u» order. Vfe were never in better shape to supply your wants. Our entire new stock is now sale, it surpasses all previous efforts for New Patterns Rich Colorings and Novel Designs. A word about price*: Never lower for same qualities." Don't be Misled. The "Great Ad vanoe" which competitor* are crying has not affected our prices. Our store is steadily growing in popular favor. We are making new friends daily. If you would know who is doing the Carpet Business" who carries the Largest Stock, who "Sells The Cheapest pay as a visit, see for yourself. mJake your owt comments as to whether you buy from un or not, we leave that yoor own good judgment, We will be pleoeed to see yon. L. E. MULLINIX, THE EXCLUSIVE CARPET, WALL PAPER AKD CURTAIN HQUKC. JeoJ. Ta* room wiu »a tdr*l sj-o! and vras ul'.eJ an in beautiful IOT In be is the of modern 2.3 £. Spectacles

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