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AUQUST, 1885. 

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In deciding what school to attend, several thiugfs must be considered. 


Most youn^ men and women are obliged to consult economy. Tou want a school 
where the expenses are moderate. $2.60 to $3.60 per week pays for tuition, furnished 
room and table board, at the Fort Wayne College. 


It is a great waste of time and money to go to a school where the instruction is 
poor. Thoroughness and accuracy are found at the Fort Wayne College. If you take 
your studies here you will not find it necessary to go over the same study year after year. 


You ought to RECITE EVERY DAY IN EVERY CLASS. The Fort Wayne school differs 
from all competing schools in this. 


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an important part of an education. 


Your time is limited. You cannot perhaps afford to take a complete classical Col- 
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time in the year, and advance as rapidly as, you please, at the Foet Wayne College. 

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AUaUST, 1885. 

No. 5. 


Life has a burden for every man's shoulder; 
None may escape from its trouble and care; 
Missed in our youth it will come when we'er older, 
And fit us as close as the garments we wear. 

Sorrow creeps into our lives uninvited, 
Robbing our hearts of their treasures of song; 
Lvivers grow cold, and friendships are slighted — 
Yet somehow or other we worry along 

Every-day toil is an every-day blessing. 
Though Poverty's cottage and crust we may share; 
Weak is the back on which burdens are pressing, 
But stout is th? heart that is strengthened by prayer. 

Somehow or other the pathway grows brighter 
Just when we moan there is one to befriend; 
Hope in the heart makes the burden seem lighter, 
And somehow or other we get to the end. 
Brockton, Mass., May 23. 


Commencement week with all its anticipated 
pleasures has come and gone. Everyone will 
remember it as one of the most delightful in the 
history of Fort Wayne College. Many congratu- 
lations have been received upon the unprecedented 
success of all of the exercises. 

The program for the week opened with the 
Anniversary sermon to the graduating class 
which was preached in the Berry street church on 
Sunday morning by the President. The text was 
■was found in I John, 2 Chap., 14 verse: "I have 
writen unto you young men because ye are strong, 
and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have 
overcome the wicked one." On Monday evening 
occurred the exhibition given by the gymnastic 
class, which convinced the large audience that 
"graceful motion is the soul of music." From the 
tiniest girl to the full grown woman "there was 
grace in every movement," and perfect time to 

The concert of Tuesday evening afforded a rich 

musical treat to the visitors and citizens, and 
proved that Prof. Schmidt has the ability to teach 
music as successfully as he performs it, and his pu- 
pils justify the assertion. The selection and ren- 
dition ot every number on the program showed 
superior musical taste and talent, and was justly 

"Wednesday afternoon was occupied by the liter- 
ary societies in holdiug their annual private re- 
unions, in which many former students heartily 
participated. College days were unanimously 
voted to be the happiest days of one's life, and if 
any regrets were expressed they were that the op- 
portunities for improvement while here were not 
better appreciated and more highly valued. 

We jould scarcely realize th3 fact that only a 
very few years have elapsed since these old friends 
first entered school — just on the verge of^manhood 
andwomanhood — many with the true^modesty^ of 
youth, hesitatingly admitting that they "hoped [to 
get through college in four years." And here 
tney were, men and women grown, out of school, 
engaged in remunerative professions; proprietors 
of houses and lands; fathers and mothers of lovely 
children ! 

O, thou relentless Time ! 

Destroyer of our youth ! 
Thy power is sung in many a rhyme. 
Thy deeds, are mourned in every clime, 
But friend thou art, forsooth. 

For thou dost make of golden hours 

A bridge that hangs 'twixt earth and heaven, 

For souls that long for Eden's bowers; 

And rest mid everlasting flowers. 
By thy consent is given. 

Wednesday evening the new chapel was com- 
fortably, filled with friends, schoolmates and citi- 
zens to listen to an interesting program arranged 
by the committee on public reunion of societies. 
Here again we had the pleasure of listening to 
beautiful choruses, solos and instrumental music. 
Prof. Shearer, Mrs. Maud Dilla, Miss Josie Metts, 
Mr. Chalfant and Mr. Doughman entertained the 
audience right royally with "a feast of reason and 

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flow of soul." This day and evening, with thein- 
formal though highly enjoyable reception that fol- 
lowed, will long be remembered as one of the 
bright spots in life's journey. The kindly greet- 
ings of many old friends proved the sincerity of 
the friendships of "auld lang syne." 

On Thursday morning at 9 o'clock the Board of 
Trustees assembled in the general office to transact 
the business usual upon such occasions. 

The gentlemen expressed themselves as highly 
gratified with the new addition. A number of new 
schemes were proposed and discussed and laid up- 
on the table to await a more propitious year for 
carrying out their plans. 

Thursday evening at 8 o'clock the graduating 
class took their seats upon the rostrum, which was 
decorated with evergreens and tropical plants. 
Nearly one thousand people were comfortably 
seated in the large auditorium. Two pianos with 
other musical instruments occupied one end of the 
platform. The board of trustees and professors 
were seated at the other end. The graduating 
and chorus classes occupied the center. The class 
exceeded the most sanguine expectations of their 
friends. At the close of each oration the speaker 
was surrounded by beautiful floral gifts in baskets 
and bouquets — oiie of the young ladies receiving in 
addition an elegant horse shoe and wreath from 
absent friends. Elegant bound books were also 
presented with the flowers to some of the speakers. 
Two pretty little flower girls, arrayed in white 
dresses and blue ribbons, presented the gifts. 

Friday morning witnessed the organization of 
the first alumni association of this college. What 
the object of this association will be otherwise than 
the perpetuation of the customary "legends" has 
not been whispered in the public ear. 

Dr. Yocum was the happy recipient of many en- 
couraging words of congratulation and approval, 
which will greatly encourage him in bearing the 
financial burdens of such an institution. Only 
those who have had a similar experience can know 
the heavy responsibility that rests upon his should- 
ers. In times that "try men's souls" such as busi- 
ness men are passing through at the present time, 
we hope that the friends of the institution will lend 
their hearty co-operation in the good work by in- 
ducing raauy young people to attend the school. 

With the present improvements and the antici- 
pated elegant building for young ladies, and with 
superior and additional advantages in the school of 
music and painting, we are confident that success 
will attend the efforts or those having the school 

in charge. A corps of able and conscientious 
teachers has been engaged, and better induce- 
ments cannot be offered by any other school than 
can be found at Fort AVayne College. 


The Thalonian Reunion. 

The thirty-third annual reunion of the Thalonian 
society was the occasion of unusual interest for such 
meetings. The time of the meeting being at 2 
p. m. and the weather warm the audience was com- 
posed almost entirely of old members and a few 
visitors from abroad. Yet this interested audience 
was sufficient to comfortably fill the hall. 

The exercises were opened by a song — "Gipsy 
Chorus" — after which invocation was ofi'ered by 
Rev. J. K. Waltz. Next was a piano duett by 
Misses Edith Snyder and Carrie Green, who re- 
cei\edthe hearty applause they deserved. 

In the address by the Thalonian president, Mr. 
C. O. Broxon, he gave a brief account of the 
work of the society during the past year, and a 
welcome to the old Thalonians. Mr. Broxon has a 
good voice and ofi'ered some fine thoughts in his 

The violin solo by Mr. McDurmet was highly 

The chief item of the program was the "Oratiorr;" 
subject "Life," by Mr. Asbury Duglay, of 
Bluffton. Mr. Duglay is an interesting speaker 
and the way in which he discussed his theme, giv- 
ing the most important qualities necessary for a suc- 
cessful life, was commended by all who heard it. 

Miss Stella Lawrence, in her sweet way, sang 
"When the Heart is Young," and cheerfully re- 
sponded to a hearty encore. 

Mr- Charles Stemen then pleased the audience 
by reciting one of his choice selections. 

Profs. Schmidt and WoUank added much to the 
exercises by giving a fine piano duett, which was 
very much enjoyed by their hearers. 

The Valedictory by Miss NoraAlleman was one 
of the best exercises of the afternoon, and received 
much due praise for its polntedness and beauty of 

After an anthem by the chorus class and the 
benediction by Rev. M. Swadener, of North Man- 
chester, the many old Thalonians and friends pres- 
ent indulged for sometime in a general hand- 
shaking and reunion talks. On the whole, all who 
were present were much pleased with the exercises 
and pronounced the reunion of '85 an enjoyable 
I success. 

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Philalathean Reunion. 

On Wednesdiy afternoon, July 15, 1885, oc- 
curred one of the most enjoyable reunions ever 
held by the Philalathean society. 

A select audience composed entirely of members 
of the society, assembled in Philalathean hall. 

The exercises were opened with an anthem by 
the choir, "Hark, the Notes of Joy," after which 
Prof. C. L. Clippinger offered prayer. 

Mr. M. A. Mason, the president, then delivered 
in an able manner, the welcome address. The 
male quartette than sang "Enatie." 

Mr: C. F. Neufer was now introduced to the 
society and spoke for half an hour on the "Weak- 
ness of our Civilization." After a few well chosen 
introductory remarks, the speaker reviewed the 
defects in the governments of the various republics 
and monarchies of the world. The civil service 
and other institutions of government received due 
attention. Mr. Neufer thinks that the mercantile 
spirit too much predominates, in that it attracts to 
the counting house, and emporium young men who 
should enter other vocations. After noticing thei 
defects in our civilization the speaker prescribed 
their remedies. All were pleased with the effort 
of the young gentleman and proud to own him as 
a Philalathean. 

Miss Maggie Beelman next delighted the audi- 
ence with one of her choice piano solos. 

Perhaps the most delightful part of the exercises 
was the short speeches by the "old Philalatheans." 
All the years since the organization of the society 
were represented. Many amusing anecdotes were 
related. The triumphs of those that had been here 
in other days were told. 

Speeches were made by W. B. VanGorder, S. 
A. Guy, J. B. Sites, Jacob Goodyear, W. A. Fisk, 
Mrs. Rush, of Washington Territory, Cora Gordan, 
Miss Beard and others. 

The exercises closed with, the chorus, "Hark, 
Apollo Strikes the Lyre." 

Graduating Exercises. 

Class Motto — "Not Who but What." 
The interest of commencement week culminat- 
ed on Thursday evening in the graduating exer- 
cises of the class of '85. Long before it was dark 
groups of visitors began to take their places in the 
spacious hall, and by 8 o'clock a thousand persons 
were comfortably seated awaiting the appearance 
of the class. On the platform were seated the 
trustees and conference visitors, the faculty, the 
chorus class, and all others who were to partici Late 

in the exercises of the evening. The platform was 
neatly carpeted and decorated with plants in great 
profusion from the conservatory of Mr. Doswell. 

Miss Edith Snyder presided at the flower table, 
almost engulfed in a sea of bouquets and baskets of 
flowers sent in by the friends of the graduates. 
The display of floral tributes was far in excess of 
any previous occasion. Gertie Clippinger and Nel- 
lie Yocum assisted Miss Snyder in the distribution 
of these gifts. 

At 8:15 the opening chorus "Return of May" 
by Mendelssohn, was rendered bv the college 
chorus class. 

Rev. T. Rogers, of Newcastle, a newly elected 
trustee, offered an appropriate and impressive 
prayer. _ 

The piano quartette, "A Night in Granada," was 
played by Miss Winnie Willson, Mrs. Otto Schmidt, 
Mr. Theo. Frank and Miss Maggie Beelman, with 
a violin obligato by Prof. Schmidt. The skill and 
brilliancy which marked the rendering of this piece 
was an earnest of the treat which was in store for 
lovers of music, and each succeeding number in- 
creased the enthusiasm of the audience. 

The first oration of the evening was by Mr. Jo- 
seph H. Elliott, of Wabash. His subject was 
"England as a Factor in the World's Civilization." 
The speaker showed how England, notwithstand- 
ing the errors into which her love of gain has 
drawn her, has contributed more than any other 
nation to the civilization of the world, and paid a 
glowing tribute to England as the mother of mod- 
ern civilization. Mr. Elliott spoke gracefully and 
clearly, and made a good impression. His well 
written oration might have been improved in its 
delivery by a little more action. 

"What Can a Woman Do ?" was the subject of 
Miss Melissa McConnahey's address. Miss McCon- 
nahey stepped boldly to the front, and without 
manuscript or notes delivered an impassioned plea 
for the freedom of women in the ranks of profes- 
sional and industrial labor. She cited many in- 
stances of heroism, endurance and intt llectual 
achievment on the part of women, and herself af- 
forded no mean example of the equality of intellect 
in the sexes. 

Prof. Otto Schmidt then gave a violin solo which 
was rapturously encored. In response, he rendered 
a popular air with variations, and held his audience 
so spellbound that a whisper could have been heard 
across the room. Fort Wayne seldom listens to a 
greater master of the violin than is Prof. Schmidt. 

"Race Problems in America was the theme dis- 

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cussed by Norva! C. Heironimus of Wabash. 
The speaker treated of the Indian, the Chinese and 
the Negro. The first should be educated and en- 
franchised; the second should be excluded or their 
immigration restricted; the third should be educa- 
ted and christianized if we would save our nation- 
Mr. Heironimus was clear, forcible and chaste in 
language and in delivery. 

Miss Nora Alleman electrified the audience by 
her earnest delivery of her oration on the "Nine, 
teenth Century." She took a birdseye view of the 
world at ihe beginning of the century, and con- 
trasted its condition then with the present ad- 
vanced state of arts, sciences and literature. Miss 
AUman's enunciation was perfect, and her maniier 
showed faithful study and reflected credit on her. 
self and on her elocutionary instructor. Miss 

The printed program was now varied by the in- 
troduction of a vocal solo by Miss Princess Clark 
who sang by special request. Her rich and cul. 
tured voice perfectly filled the large hall, and smiles 
of admiration were seen on many faces. Miss Clark 
was graduated in vocal music from this institution 
in the class of '81, and has many friends here. 

"TheTwentieth Century," by Mr. Amos E. Longr 
was a fine effort. Judging the future by the ten- 
dencies of the present, he noted the changes that 
the Twentieth Century may reasonably be e.xpected 
to display, and painted in rosy hues the type ot 
civilization of a hundred years hence. 

Miss Maggie Beelman, our only Graduate in 
Music, then performed her graduating piece on the 
piano, a transcription from "Rigoletto." The skill 
which Miss Beelman has acquired in two years un- 
der Prof. Schmidt is marvelous, and shows talent 
and industry combined in no ordinary degree. Miss 
Beelman has, in her musical ability and education, 
a power to please and a means of independence 
which any young lady might covet. 

Rev. R. D. Robinson, D.D., wbs then called upon 
to address the class, which he did with his charac- 
teristic foioe and with great aqpropriateness. He 
was frequently applauded, and his words will be 
treasnred by the graduates with the most pleasant 
recollections of the hour. 

The errand duo for two pi'enos by Pros. Schmidt 
and Miss Beelman was another masterpiece. 

The diplomas were then presented by President 
Yocum, and the, closing chorus sung, and the ben- 
ediction pronounced by Rev. Mr. Hazleton, thus 
closing what has been pronounced the most delight- 

ful commencement exercise within twenty-five 

The large hall cool and airy, the magnificent 
audience polite and fiiendly, the richness of the 
floral gifts, the fine pianos and the hig-h character 
of the performances, both musical and literary, con- 
spired to produce a sense of elation and satisfac- 
tion which it will be difBcult to excel in the future. 

Making The Best of All Things. 


Yes, the world is big; but I'll do my best 

Since I happen to tind myself in it; 
And I'll sing my loudest out wilh the rest, 

Though I'm neither a lark nor a linnet, 
And strive toward the goal with a tireless zest, 

Though I may never win it. 

For shall no bird sing than the nightingale? 

No flower bloom but the rose? 
Shall little stars quench their torches pale 

When Mars through the midnight glows? 
Shall only the highest and greatest prevail? 

May nothing seem white but the snows? 

Nay, the world is so big thit it needs us all 
... To make^udible music in it.j ..»H "f'l&AS*?!:-*- - ' w- 
Grod fits a melody e'en to the small; ' "" -v^- ' -^••■^,— ^-^ 

We have nothing to do but begin it. 
So I'll chirp ray njerriest ont with them all, 

Thoug I'U neither a lark nor a linnet! 

Prof. Otto A. Schmidt will spend fhe summer 
vacation in the west, after which he will return to 
Fort Wayne to resume his professional duties in the 
college for another year. The untiring efforts of 
Prof. S. have been greatly appreciated by his many 
friends and in every department of music, both in 
the college and elsewhere he has been remarkably 
successful. We bespeak for him a large class in 
the fall. The music rooms themselve's offer every 
inducement to music scholars in the way of com- 
fort and elegance. Six rooms with pianos will be 
in readiness for the fall term which begins Sep- 
tember 14. ,. ,.'. 

The little daughter of a member of the Cincin- 
nati Conference once returned from school with the 
triumphant announcement that she had learned the 
names of the "zones." Being asked to repeat them, 
she proceeded as follows: "There is the North 
Bridget Zone, and the South Bridget Zone; the 
North Templar Zone and the South Templar Zone; 
and the Toilet Zone." 

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Mr. William Prazer, a former student, is still 
living in Montpelier. 

Mrs. Oscai Wallace, formerly Miss Mattie Welsh, 
is living in Atwood, her old home. Her sister, 
Miss Cora, lives near her. 

Mr. S. F. Derbyshire, of Warren, and Miss Mc- 
Kinley, of this city, were married at the home of 
the bride's patents on Wednesday, July 22. Mr. 
D. will be employed m teaching at the former place 
next year. College congratulations are in order. 

Rev. and Mrs. William Jackson, who are doubt- 
less well remembered by the students of '77 and 
'78, are at present residing in Glen Elk, West Vir- 
ginia. They find "there is no home like the old 
home," and are anxious to get back from "Old Vir- 
ginny." They will probably return to Fort Wayne 
as soon as they can dispose of their property to ad- 

Mrs. Prof. Ulippinger and children have gone to 
Pickerington, Ohio, to spend the vacation with her 

Mrs. Hanchette, our painting teacher, and her 
sister Miss Riker rusticated at Island Park during 
the Assembly. Misses Nellie, Georgia and Master 
Willie Yocum went with them. 

Mr. Frank Bittenger has returned from Iowa, 
whither he went with his parents, and is studying 
medicine with Dr. Ross, his brother-in-law. 

Mr. Temple H. Dunn, formerly principal of one 
of our city schools, has been stopping at the Col- 
lege several weeks, studying microscopy. Mr. 
Dunn is superintendent of the public schools in 
Crawfordsville at a liberal salary. 

Mrs. Buskirk, nee Ella Shives, made us a pleas- 
ant call last month. Her home is at Nine Mile, 
just out of the city limits. 

Mibs Flora Robinson left us last spring to join 
her friends at Clayquato, Wash. Ter. Her corres- 
pondents say that she is very much pleased with 
her new home and is enjoying the best of health. 

Mrs. Martha Williard Ridenour is housekeeping 
at Monroeville and is delighted with her new 
household duties. Her marriage occurred the 21st 
of May at her mother's residence in this city. 

Died. — Miss Lizzie Radcliffe, who attended 
school here a year ago last spring, died at the home 
of her uncle, Mr. Hayden, at Collamer, Ind. She 

was a very pleasant, quiet and industrious young 
lady, and her death has caused much regret among 
her old acquaintances. 

Mrs. L. V. Rush was a guest at the College dur- 
ing commencement week, and rendered great as- 
sistance in preparing the "Fan Drill" for the gym- 
nastic entertainment. Mr. and Mrs. Rush have 
resided in Washington Territory during the past 
two years but are at present home on a visit and 
will spend the summer among friends in this State. 
Mr. R.'s health is a matter of great solicitude to his 
friends, but it is hoped that it will be materially 
benefited by his summer's travel. 

Mrs. Lizzie Kable Maffit is suffering from partial 
paralysis occasioned by a fall from her carriage 
last spring. On account of the Indian troubles 
in the Territory it was feared that they, with 
many others, would be obliged to abandon their 

Miss Effie Brindly, graduate of Normal course of 
'82, is enjoying a first-class reputation among 
teachers as a faithful and eflBcient worker. We 
were sorry not to have seen her genial face at Com- 
mencement. She has many admirers among her 
College friends. We hope she will not fail to be 
present next year. 

Visitors Entertained at the College During 

Misses Josephine Metts, Princess L. Clark, Mrs. L. V. 
Rush, Misses Mary L. Beard, Lillie Kimmell, Cora M. Gor- 
don, Maggie Metts, Ella M. Elliott, Nettie M. Smith, Minnie 
Snider, Edith Bamhart, Lnlu Jones, Lida Butts, Hattie 
Snyder, Emma Teegarden, Rose Rockhill, Georgia Miller 
Clara A. Martin, M. E. Beelman, Cora M. Ferguson, Fan- 
nie Ferguson, Jennie Dalman, Mrs. Martha Williard Ride- 
nour, Misses Maxie M. Mossman, Rheua E. Nickey, Carrie 
A. Smith, Mrs. Dawson, Misses Lou. A. Nabor, Carrie Ba- 
ker, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Dilla, Mi-s. Minnie Lash Ervin, 
Misses Dora Terry, LueUa Holt, OUie Thomas, Ella Rem- 
ington, Mrs, Florence N. Cartright, Miss Ida May Thomas, 
Mr. anp Mrs. C. H. Heironimus, Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Elliott, 
Mrs. T. P. Logan, Misses Sadie Smith, Annie Smith, Jennie 
Shoaff, Mamie Howard, Clara Dexter, Edith MeyerJ Mary 

A. Mower ; Messrs. Will E. Murrry, W. H. McCuUough 
Jas. A. Fawley, J. W. Goodyear, C. B. Tibbitts, J. A. Per- 
fect, Asbury Dugly, Chas. F. Keck, George Bare, C. R. Slus- 
ser, C. C. Terry, W. F. Clark, S. A. Guy, Frank Chalfant, 
Williard H. Fonner, C. D. Green. E. E. Mummert, Homer 
C. Ashcroft, William E. Ashcroft, A. J. Nickey, J. B. Sites, 
H. G. Reinsburg, N. D. Doughman, J. L. Shearer, Spencer 
R Smith, M. G. Hoover, J. W. Huckler, Clark P. Nekon, 
W. B. Van Gorder, F, F. Frick, F. T. Simpson, Tb omas 
Rogers, Milton S. Metts, E. B. Foodin, Lew. H. Green, W. 
M. Watson, W. H. Faringer, J. L. Butler, Jas. A- Beaty, S. 

B. Fleming, B. J. Trentman, Fred. Beach. 


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Mks. W. F. Yocni, Editor. 

Entered at the Postofflce In Fort Wayne, Ind , as Second Class matter 

W. F. Yooum, A. M., D. D. 
Prof. C. L. Clippenger, A. M. 
Prof. J. W. Whiteleather. 
Prof. Otto A. Schmidt. 
Miss Jtilia A. Brvant. 
Prof. A. T. Briggs. 
Prof. E. M. Wollank. 

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entitled to one year's subscription free. 

" Not Who, But What " was the motto of the 
graduating class that bade adieu to their alma 
mater at our recent Commencement. If we may 
be able to judge of the times by the sentiments of 
the people, so may we judge of our Alumni by the 
sentiments of their chosen motto. 

The best sentiments of the heart are those born 
of wisdom and experience, and these often are 
embodied in College class-mottoes. 

The completed course of study- in our universi- 
ties, stores the mind with new and varied thoughts, 
and if in this fertile soil the best ideas of the 
■world's educators are implanted have we not a 
right to expect intellectual growth and rich and 
abundant harvest ? 

The world, as viewed from a College rostrum, is 
a beautiful panorama ; its cares and vicissitudes 
are almost wholly unknown. The speaker longs 
to enter upon the active duties of live, and prove 
himself a successful participator in its victories. 

He looks for the moment upon life from dizzy 
hights of ambition and sees no reason why he too 
may not exclaim, "Veni, Vidi, Vici." 

If only he were able to keep pace with his 
aspirations; if only his courage would outlast his 
many unsuccessful efforts; if only he could see the 
end from the beginning, no one is able to say what 
would be the mental, moral, and physical condition 
of the world a few years hence. 

But when after a few days in the quiet of the 
home circle, and the scenes and applause ot com- 
mencement day become memories of the past, then 
it is that life seems to have lost the something that 
made it so sweet, and its possibilities so real. 

Then it is that he needs more than ever before 
and perhaps more than ever afterwards, the inspi- 

ration of the motto that has emblazoned to the 
public the sentiments that he cherishes. 

Some one argues that not every one has the 
ability or opportunity to devote his time and 
means to charitable objects or the upbuilding of 
public reforms; — that by hard labor, food, clothing 
and homes must be provided, and that this labor 
inevitably crowds out and stifles the best impulses 
of the heart. 

This ought not to be. If labor is properly sys- 
tematized in the home, time and opportunity is 
found for doing much for others, and that if ne- 
glected, will forever remain undone. It is the 
EDUCATION OF THE HEAET that is SO much neglect- 
ed and that to-day makes us so niggardly in our 
gifts and benefactions to those who are often more 
deserving than ourselves. Who to-day ire the 
most cherished ones of earth? Are they not men 
and women who have labored incessantly for the 
benefit of mankind, or those who have voluntarily 
sacrificed themselves on the altar of liberty, or those 
who have set before the world examples of heroism 
in conquering every obstacle through many years 
of struggle and defeat? It is not wealth nor cir- 
cumstance that makes the man — it is peeseveeino 


'-' The records of thne are filled with ancestral 
names, the memory of whom, and the recollection 
of whose deeds, bring pride and joy to the hearts 
of many yet living; but what would they be to us 
if beside those names there were not also the rec- 
ord of heroic acts, the story of self sacrifice, or the 
gift of a great heart to a greater purpose ! 

"Who" we are many may know to-day, but 
"what" we are is yet to be demonstrated by our 
lives. There never has been a time in the history 
of our country when wisdom and courage were 
more needed than at the present time. There are 
some of the most serious and most diflBcult prob- 
lems before us that any age has ever known, and 
they must be solvtd before the dawn of another 
century or the fair fame of our land will forever be 
tarnished. The world is waiting to see whom the 
Lord will raise up to deliver a nation from the 
bondage of vice and intemperance. Who are the 
valiant soldiers that will have the courage to battle 
against these mighty evils? Does it not belong to 
the generation now coming forward to settle these 
great questions — questions that to-day seem to be 
beyond the wisdom of the present generation? 

So the demand is to-day — as it has been in the 

past — for men and women who have fidelity to 

i principle and love for God and humanity, to step 

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into the ranks of martyrs, if need be, and crush out 
these abominations before we lose the glorv and 
honor that has so long distinguished the American 
nation. There are many who cry out against the 
sins that are tolerated amongst us as a people 
— many who openly denounce the leaders of hy- 
pocncy and iniquity — but we have yet to see a 
■body of men courageous enough to defy opposi- 
tion — even sufficiently to enforce the laws already 
in existence — and that if enfoeckd would protect 
the interests of all good and loyal citizens. You 
who have received the honor of an American birth- 
right, will you not arise and respond to the call of 
•duty? Cannot your hearts be filled with an enthu- 
-siasm that dares to conquer some of the evils that 
threaten-us so menacingly? Do you not see that 
YOUR work and tour influence is necessary to destroy 
the demon of intemperance that is laying waste the 
peace and happiness of thousands of beautiful 
"bomes? There are false religions, too, all over the 
world, that bring only sickness of soul to the faith- 
ful but mistaken adherents. Gospel truth must 
reach these also. Missionary effort must never cease 
■while spiritual darkness enshrouds so many pre- 
cious souls. There are dens of vice and iniquity 
in our own country that to be overthrown need 
jour strong hand and united effort. If these errors 
in our civilization are allowed to increase the very 
stones will cry out for revenge. Those who have 
Influence and power in our legislative halls must 
coine to the rescue of men, women and children 
that are suffering the evil results of saloon license, 
or they must bide their time until out of the ranks 
of the sufferers themselves is raised an army who 
dares to mset the enemy and overthrow his bul- 
warks. Many say the time for action has not yet 
come, tr has come, but no one is ready to meet 
the emergencies. 

To those who have already begun the work of 
emancipating souls from the slavery of sin and 
-wrong we bid "God speed." To you who have just 
stepped out into the realities of life and are ready 
for action, we would offer a few words of caution 
and advice. Never be satisfied with the knowledge 
you possess, nor with the results that may have, so 
far, crowned your efforts. To be satisfied is to lose 
ground. We never meet that point in this life 
when there is not either advancement or retrogres- 
sion. The opportunities of life are apt to be ne- 
glected or overlooked when we become self-satis- 
fied, and our faults and weaknesses will then surely 
betray us. That "tide in the affairs of men" that 
eads on to fortune, or to honor, are opportunities 

that seldom come but once. It would be well to keep 
the sentiments of your class mottoes ever in your 
mind. They will awaken the ambition of youth 
and result in purer thoughts and better deeds. They 
will help to make your characters stand out in bold 
relief against dishonesty and infidelity. Live so 
that your influence will be valuable in all good 
works. Ever be with those who are ready to take 
the advance step in lifting up the standard of mo- 
ality and virtue. Educate the young to your own 
views of a higher life; lead them up to it, and help 
them to walk in it. Then "who you are" your 
name and time may tell; but "what you are" only 
eternity, with its grand results, will be able to re- 

Mant familiar faces were seen at Commencement, 
but the cares of the "housekeeping department" 
rested so heavily on the ladies of the house that 
they did not have the opportunity they so much 
desired of a friendly visit with each one. We dope 
another year will bring you all again to enjoy our 
pleasant reunions. 

Public Reunion of the Students of Fort 
Wayne College— A Pleasant Occasion.. 

[Daily Journal.] 

The reunion of the alumni, which took place at 
the Methodist College last evening, was a success 
in every particular. After the song "Star of De- 
scending night" by the College chorus, prayer was 
offered by Rev. Birch. An instrumental duet by 
Professors Schmidt and Wallank was deservedly 

Prof. J. S. Shearer then delivered an able ad- 
dress on "The Old and the New," and referred 
touchingly to the old College building, and then 
compared it with the beautiful new building erect- • 
ed this year. 

The next number was a solo by Miss Princess 
S. Clark, entitled "The Arrow and the Song." It 
is needless to say that the greeting given Miss 
Clark by her old iriends and admirers was enthusi- 
astic in the extreme. It was her first appearance 
before them in three years, and her welcome was a 
cordial one. The song served to show that her 
voice has improved wonderfully, especially in the 
lower register; while the "Fortune Teller," with 
which she so charmingly responded to the encore, 
displayed to advantage the clear upqer tones so 
Well remembered by her audiences of former days. 
Her second number, Blumenthal's "Message," was 
beautifully rendered, and richly deserved the hearty 


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applause it received. Miss Clark holds a perma- 
nent and warm place in the hearts of Fort Wayne 
people, and will always be greeted as a favorite. 

Frank Chalfant followed with an original poem. 

"The Lessons of College Life,,' by Mrs. May S. 
Dilla, one of the old students, showed careiul 
thought. She paid a beautiful tribute to Professor 
Yocum for his labors in bringing the College to its 
present high standing and prosperity. At its close 
she was applauded. 

The College quartette rendered "Linger Yet" in 
a manner that elicited applause 

Miss Josie Metts captivated the audience by her 
essay entitled "Reminiscences." It was full of lo- 
cal hits and convulsed her hearers with laughter. 
Miss Metts exhibits fine elocutionary powers. - 

Then followed an address by N. D. Doughman 
on the "College Graduate." Mr. Doughman is an 
alumnus of the institution, having graduated in '83, 
and will be remembered as a prominent candidate 
in the last election uf county superintendent. He 
is an easy and graceful speaker, and his effort was 
one of the best of the evening. 

Owing to the absence of Judge O'Rourke, Pro- 
fessor Shearer made a few remarks upon Prof. Yo- 
cum's administration. He also referred to the good 
work performed by the trustees in the last year in 
securing the completion of the fine addition to the 

The benediction was then pronounced by Rev. 
Simpson, of Elkhart, and the audience dismissed. 


Given by the Pupils of the Fort Wayne Col. 
lege at the Chapel Hall, Tuesday Evening, 
July i4, I885. 

For the first time since the completion of the 
new building, the spacious Chapel Hall of the Fort 
Wayne College was to be used for musical pur- 
poses, and the people that gathered in the well 
ventilated room, which in other respects also is 
built for the convenience of the public, came per- 
haps with double expectations, viz.: to witness the 
concert itself and to test the acoustic propyerties of 
the hall. We are happy to say that, as far as we 
have been able to learn, everybedy went away 
highly pleased with regard to either expectation; 
for to a finer concert in the history of Fort Wayne 
College had they never listened, and with the 
acoustics even the most fastidious could not find 
fault. Upon the vast platform, that easily seats 200 
persons, had assembled, dressed in pleasing cos- 

tumes, the ladies and gentlemen that were to take 
part in the concert, and before them sat an audi- 
ence of at least 700 people. 

The concert opened with a chorus for mixed 
voices entitled "Hush Thee, My Baby," by Sulli- 
van, and sung by the College chorus class. The 
rendition, which was very laudable, would have 
produced greater effect if the male voices had been 
more proportionate in number to that of the female. 
No blame, however, must be attached to the mu- 
sical director, as the material for male voices has 
been very scarce all through the session. 

The second number, a piano quartette, with vio- 
lin and cello obligato, by Misses Eva Kirtley, Nora 
Allemann and Maggie Beelman, Mrs. O. Schmidt 
and Mr. Herman Freiburger, was executed in a 
very accomplished manner and reflected creditably 
upon rhe players. 

Mrs. E. M. Wollank and Misses Carrie Green 
and Jennie Hayes then sang Cushman's "Flower 
Greeting," a rather difficult trio, but the parts wore 
well represented and a generous applause was be- 
stowed upon them. 

Mrs. Chambers then played "Les Adieus," by 
Weber, and Miss Winnie Wilson followed with 
Heller's "Tarantelle," both evincing great talent 
and technical skill in their execution, and alto- 
gether showing that their time under Prof. 
Schmidt's tuition had been profitably spent. 

The first part closed with a soprano solo, "In the 
Deep Blue Sea," sung by Miss May Griffiths. 

The cipening number of Part II. was a duo for 
two pianos, "Fantasie on Norma," by Thalberg, 
and the manner in which it was played by Miss 
Maggie Beelman and Prof. Schmidt leaves no room 
for criticism; it was a faultless and elegant rendi- 
tion of this most difficult composition. The same 
praise is due to Mr. Theodore Frank, who played 
Raff's Cdchouca Caprice, and who earned a round 
of applause. 

"Bid Me Good-bye," by Tosti, was the title of a 
song next sung by Mrs. E. M. Wollank. This 
lady has only once before appeared before the pub- 
lic, and we cannot but predict for her future suc- 
cess as an vocalist. 

A not less promising voice has Miss Luiu Lynch, 
who sang "It Is Known Alone to Me," by Riegg, 
and was heartily applauded. 

The entertainment closed with a chorus, "Daugh- 
ter of Error," by Bishop. 

High praise is due Prof. Schmidt, who with bis 
usual unfailinsr energy has achieved so great a suc- 
cess with his music pupils. ,,^ -. , 

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Patti at Home. 

The diva is now the charming hostess of the Cas- 
tle of Craig-y-Nos. On her arrival at Liverpool 
Mme. Patti takes four-wheelers to a special train, 
which, heading southward, is soon whirling through 
the loveliest possible country. After a quick trans- 
atlantic passage the prima donna cannot put up 
•with the regular Welsh train, the pace of that con- 
veyance being, it seems, a sort of market-going jog, 
•with halts made whenever the engineer or guard 
wants to chat with some of his numerous relatives 
along the road. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon, 
Cray station being near, where we were to leave 
the train, a roar and a crash were heard away to 
onr right. "That's the Krupp," explained Madame 
Patti, and she went on to tell us that the head 
keeper always fired it in salute whenever she re- 
turned home. At Cray, which is but a mile or so 
from the castle, we found a dozen or so carriages of 
every description, from a dog cart to a landau, in 
waiting, and a crowd of people, who cheered like 
a Republican rally. I have not had much experi- 
■ence in regal receptions, but I am sure a queen 
could not have been more heartily welcomed than 
Patti was by those whom she affectionately call "her 
people." There were arches of flowers across the 
road, more arche* at the castle gates, flags- flyfhg, 
flowers filling the air, guns booming, and people 
shouting, until we begen to appreciate the fact that 
Patti was la diva at her home as well as on the stage. 

As soon as Patti's carriage turned into the drive- 
way the band struck up "Home, Sweet Home." 
The tears came into Patti's eyes then,and I remem- 
bered her farewell singing of that song in America 
in Boston. 

Footmen in livery were stationed on the porch 
and assisted Madame — as I find she is always called 
here — and her five guests to alight. There was a 
marked absence of ceremony, and every one was 
made to feel at home at once. Wood fires burned 
in the great open fire-places, and there were maids 
and men servants in every room while the unpacking 
was going on. At dinner, over which Patti pre- 
sided with wonderful grace and tact, there were fire- 
works and music by a band from Swansea, the fes- 
tivitiescontinuing until midnight. At nine o'clock 
the next mornong breakfast was served in the con- 
servatory. Madame looked as fresh and happy as 
a child. No sooner was breakfast begun than the 
footman brought in the letterbag and gave it to 
Madame, who unlocked it and distributed the mail. 
No excuse in needed for reading letters here — sen- 
sible fashion — and so for a while everyone was busy. 

Everyone, too, would read out whatever he or she 
thought would be interesting to the others, so that 
it was more like a family party than anything else. 
The morning was chiefly devoted to corespondence 
and lounging around. After lunch the ladies 
changed their wrappers for warmer dresses, and the 
gentlemen donned coats, hats, and gloves, while 
the horses were being brought around for all to 
take a drive. Patti stared off in her high T-cart, 
driving and handling the lines like a coachman 
Wherever we made our appearance, no matter 
what they were doing, the people would stop their 
work and "drop a courtesy." As we drove alon g 
the old people would flock to the doors and dip and 
drop, while even the babies playing in the road 
would scurry away, and then bob up and down 
with the solemnity of marionettes. The lands of 
Craig-y-Nos must be almost a domain, for in all our 
drive that day we did not go out side of the cour- 
tesying of the Patti tenantry. 

The castle of Craig-y-Nos is perched high up on 
the cleft of a beautifully wooded mountain, and 
limpid lakes lie in the valley below. The castle 
is built after the common fashion of all Welsh cas- 
tles, with low bastions, and what is called a curtaia 
between — that is, a straight line of wall joining 
two semi-circular towers. The walk, which are of 
the grayish-green slate so plentiful here, are topped 
with battlements and covered here and there with 
ivy, while the windows are either arched or gabled. 
Spreading away in front are gardens and lawns, all 
terraced because of the precipitous character of 
the ground, and so coming gradually down to the 
little valley along which we had just driven. 
Through this valley runs a tumbling river, with an 
unpronounceable name, spanned with pretty 
bridges and well stocked with fish. The valley 
opens into the great Swansea Valley, while the 
whole country around is extremely mountainous 
and abounding in game. 

The castle contains twenty-two rooms, none of 
tliem very large, but all warm and cosy, as they 
should be in this country. Patti's own is hung 
with blue silk, all the upholstery being to match, 
while attached to it is a dressing room that is com- 
plete enough in its appointments for a princess. 
The drawing room is charming, and he must be a 
dull person who could not find something to intef" 
est him there. It contains two grand pianos, al- 
bums, statuettes, pictures and offerings frOm admi- 
rers, chief among the latter being an exquisite 
inlaid cabinet containing gold and silver coronets, 
with which almost every nation in the world has 


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; . crowned the diva "Queen of Song." The morning 

•■-. room contains a picture of the late Duke of Albany, 

*< with his autograph ajross the top and a manly, 
modest letter begging Patti to accept his picture 
in return for one she had sent him. In the billiard 
" room is an immense orchestrion, which is set play- 

ing every night after dinner. 

The conservatory leads out from the dining room 

^V-'. proper, and this in turn leads to the Winter garden, 

which I consider the great beauty of the estate. 
This is a garden of great size, entirely covered in 
with glass and containing running fountains, grav- 
eled walks and rustic seats. Adjoining the Win- 
ter garden are the hot houses — one in which noth- 
ing out grapes are cultivated, the second devoted 
to pineapples, cucumbers and strawberries, and the 
third for flowers. A short distance from this third 
conservatory is the gashouse, where, under the su- 
perintendence of two men, gas for the whole estab- 
lishment is manufactured. 

Then come the stables, containing ten or twelve 
horses and carriages and carts of all descriptions, 
while adjoining each other are an immense flower 
garden, kitchen garden, orchard, a farmyard with 
cows and chickens of all sorts, and a "pheasantry," 
which, as its name indicates, is filled with pheas- 
■ ii^J^l ^^ , ants. You will easily, imaijiae that ssuch an estab- 

Kr;v=^ ■ - . lishment as this is not run without considerable 

;•■ ;; ■ r ■ "help." There are, indeed, twenty servants, not 
including the gamekeepers and gasmen, distribu- 
ted as follows: Two cooks, two chambermaids, two 
butlers, five gardeners, two coachmen, two foot- 
men, two stablemen, Madames two maids. Mon- 
sieur's valet and the women of the laundry, whose 
number varies according to that of the guests. 

Abundance and good cheer are on all sides, 
while Patti shows a new and more lovable side of 
disposition in her anxiety to please every one 
alike and to make all around her happy and at 
home. — Musical Record. 

The Star-Fish. 

When walking on the sea beach, yon may often 
see a curious object lying on the sand, somewhat 
in' the shape of a star with five rays. If you take 
it up it io quite limp and soft, and seems like a piece 
of semi-transparent jelly. Can such a creature feel? 
Does it move about? It cannot walk with its ray, 
and appears to have no means of swimming; but if 
you place it in a pool of salt water, you will soon 
see that it has both life and motion. It shoots out 
from the under-side a nujiber of little suckers, like 
tiny legs, and with these it takes hold of the surface 

of the rock, and moves along rather as though it 
were swimming than walking. Its mouth is in the 
centre, and if it meets with a piece of tainted fish, 
it clasps it between its rays and crams it into its 
mouth. It feeds only on the refuse of the ocean, 
and so the star-fish acts a part in the water, some- 
thing similar to that of the carrion crow on land. 
Thus everything created has its use, and serves 
some purpose in the economy of nature. 

The Duty of Dressing Well. 

Do not disdain dress and the little niceties of 
the toilet; you may be a very clever girl, perhaps 
even intellectual, but, for all that, you cannot af- 
ford to be careless in these matters. 

No girl with any sense of self respect should al- 
low herself to sink into a dowdy, but, whatever be 
her trials, vexations and disappointments, she should 
dress as well as her position will allow. 

Do not imagine that we are advocating extrava- 
gance; on the contrary, simplicity is our motto, 
which, if united to good taste, will be found more 
efl^ective in the eyes of husband, father, brother or 
lover than the most costly attire which the millin- 
er's art can invent. 

A simple bow in the hair may look quite as fas- 
cinating as a diamond aigrette; and a cotton dress, 
if fresh and prettily made, may be as becoming as- 
silk; indeed, we have often seen a cotton eclipse a 

We mention this to illustrate the fact that riches 
are little compared to taste, and that every girl 
may dress well if she chooses; that, in fact, it is her 
duty to herself and those around her to dress as 
well as her position will allow. 

Many people seem to forget that it is just as easy 
to dress well as to dress badly, and that to dress 
out of fashion requires just as much expenditure 
of thought and care as to dress in it, for one who 
is tastily and neatly attired is not obliged to think 
of her dress at all when in company, while a poorly 
or badly dressed persdn feels always uncomfort- 

The average maple sugar crop of Vermont is 
about 12,000,000 pounds. This year the crop will 
exeed the average, and may reach 15,000,000 of 
pounds. It is worth to the farmers of the State 
more than $1,000,000, and is harvested before 
their season of planting begins. Vermont produ- 
ces about one- third of the annual maple sugar crop 
of the country. 

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Gymnastic Exhibition. 

The commencement exercises of the week were 
opened on Monday evening with an exhibition of 
the gymnastic class. This class of thirty-two 
young ladies were under instructions only six 
weeks, one hour each day. The costumes were 
this evening sailor suits of pink and white lawn. 

As the first chords were struck on the piano 
■steps were heard ascending the stairs, and in a mo- 
ment the ladies made their appearance, the pink 
dresses on the right, the white on the left. As- 
sending the platform the class went through 
■with a march full of curves and circles, and after- 
wards to the surprise of the uninitiated found them- 
selves in their places ready for the first exercise in 
■dumb-bells. At the conclusion of this exercise and 
the march which followed, the class was seated on 
each side of the platform, dividing as before, the 
,pink on the right and white on the left. 

Then followed a piano solo by Miss Maggie 
Beelman, entitled "Tarentelle," in which she proved 
iherst-lf a musician of marked ability. 

The second exercise with dumb-bells and march 
was followed by a reading by Miss Josie Metts, of 
Ossian, entitled "The Pilot's Story," which was 
listened to with much interest. Miss Metts has the 
happy faculty of pleasing everyone who has the 
good fortune to listen to her. Then followed the 
"Fan Drill," executed by twelve young ladies, six 
ladies on the right holding red fans, the other six 
holding blue oues. The "drill" was given in ex- 
act time with the changes of the music. The cap- 
tains and their companies retreated midst loud ap- 
plause. Then followed a recitation by Miss How- 
ard, "The Batchelor's Sale." Miss H. has a de- 
cided natural talent for elocution, and displayed 
it to great advantage. The wand exercise was the 
last on the program, and the wands so gracefully 
handled by the class gave some evidence of 
what might be accomplished by longer practice. 
The "Arches" were prettily done. The little girls 
who were so successful in leading the exercises and 
marches were Georgia Yocum and Gracie Harding 
Everyone kept perfect time with the piano 
throughout the evening. Mrs. Yocum and Miss 
Fitch have reason to feel highly gratified with the 
success of the entertainment. 

The Nature of Music. 

Music is simply beautiful speech. It is the use 
of a power and an organism with which our Crea- 
tor has endowed us, not for buying and selling 
■with, nor for the ordinary and necessary house- 

hold speech, but for the higher speech of love, and 
sorrow, and joy, and devotion. Tf it be fitting — 
that is soiuemn and reverent, if the sound and 
the sense agree, then it is the most beautiful ut- 
terance of which we are capable, and has nowhere 
so appropriate a place as in the house and worship 
of Him who hath made everything beautiful in his 
season, and disdains to paint not with exquisite 
hues the. flower in the hedgerow and the spider on 
the wall. 

Music is the natural language of the soul in its 
higher moods; either in the state of rhythm or 
poetry, or of melody and harmony. Joy sings. 
Sorrow sings when it can, and its voice is a plain- 
tive murmur — at least, when it is not petulant 
whining, or a hardened defiance and rebellion. 
Now devotion, worship,. is the soul in its very 
highest mood. There is no sorrow like the sorrow 
of a heart broken towards God, and no joy like 
that of a man who joys in God. In the history of 
the Church Universal it has irresistibly shaped it- 
self into poetry and song from the very beginning 
The psalms that we fly to in our various spiritual 
moods, as to things that will fit them with an ut- 
terance better than all other, were hymns, written 
to be sung, many of them addressed to the choir- 
master of the temple service. The hymnology of 
the church, which has now become so voluminous, 
has had any organic growth and development from 
the mere rhythmical and often doggerel transla- 
tion of the Hebrew psalms into modern speech, up 
to those richly varied and beautiful poems which 
make our channel of praise to-day. And this has 
been in obedience, not merely to custom, blindly 
followed, nor to tradition slavishly obeyed, certain- 
ly not to any tendency on our part to copy the old 
Hebrew service, but, as I believe, to an inward 
necessitating impulse, which has created this 
hymnology as the earth in spring covers its floor 
with flowers. But what are these hymns ? Are 
they merely praise, the utterance of the soul in its 
jubilant or thankful mood ? No ! They com- 
prise every possible yariety of utterance that can 
flow from the human soul. — W. G. Conder. 

It has been decided to clebrate the centennial of 
the temperance reform simultaneously all over the 
country by all temperance organizations on Sun- 
day and Monday, the 20th and 21st of September 
next, and every minister is invited to preach on 
Sunday, and every temperance organization to hold 
public meeting-son Monday, in honor of the occa- 


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Rev. W. F. Yoctjm, A. M., D. D., President. 

Phof. C. L. Clippingek, A. M., Physics and Astronomy. 

Pkof; E. M. W0LI.ANK. Greek, Latin, French and Ger 

Pkof. J. F. Whiteleathek, Book-keeping and Penman- 

Pkof. Otto A. Schotdt, Vocal and Instnimental Music 

Miss JuJia M. Beyajit, Khetcric, Elocution and English 

Mrs. James Hanchett, Oil and China Painting. 

Pkof. A. T. Bhiggs, English and Mathematics. 

Dk. C. B. Stemen, Physiology. 

Col. a. T. Luke.ns, Military Tactics. 

Mes. a. W. Riker, Matron. 


Rev. W. S. Birch, President. 
Mr. Homer C. Hartman, Vice-President. 
Rev. J. K. Waltz, Secretary- 
Mr. John .M. Miller, Treasurer. 


Board and tuition in College 83.50 per week. 

Tuition and club-boarding $2.50 per week. 

Board with lurnished room, in private family, 
$3.00 to §5.00 per week. 

Tuition alone, §8.00 per term. 

Self-boarding — Rooms, suitable for two persons, 
fif:y cents per week each. These rooms are com- 
fortably furnished and at convenient distance from 
the College. Provisions can be furnished for the 
able at an expense of §1.00 to S2.00 per week, 

The following calender of the Fort Wayne M. 
E- College will be strictly adhered to durincr the 
year of 1885-t3: 

July 20 Midsummer normal term begins, Sep- 
tember 11 normal term closes — eight weeks. 

September 14 Fall term begins, November 20 
Fall term ends — ten weeks. 

November 23 first winter term begins, Decem- 
ber 24 Holiday vacation of one week. 

February 5 first winter term ends — ten weeks. 

February 8 second winter term begins. 

April 16 second winter term ends — ten weeks. 

April 18 spring term begins. 


Theo. R. Davis, the celebrated war artist of the- 
Harper Brothers, will furnish from his note-book- 
illustrations of great value for the August number 
of the Magazine of American History. 

It is a curious fact that the Magazine of Ameri- 
can History has been obliged to print a third edi- 
tion of its July number to meet the extraordinary 
demand for its eight introductory "War Studies." 
The- articles on the Seventh Regiment of New- 
York have created no little comment. 

A Mother's Advice to Girls. 

There is a thing which 1 want to speak, and that 
is, of the behavior of girls towards young men who 
are not lovers but simply friends. Let me tell you 
plainly that our sex were not meant to be wooers. 
The custom, prevalent among a certain class of 
young ladies of asking directly or indirectly the 
attentions of young men is not commendable. 
"My son," said a lady to me not long since, "is 
much prejudiced against a young girl whom I ad- 
mire, because she is constantly sending him notes 
inviting him to escort her here and there and 
planning to have him with her." A modest and 
dignified reserve, which is neither prudery nor af- 
fection, should distinguish your demeanor to gen- 
tlemen. Too great familiarity, and too evident 
pleasure in the society of young men are errors- 
into which no delicate and pure-minded girl should 
fall. — Health and Home. 



J^^For Families Par Excellent, and for Phy- 
sicians, Army Officers, Miners, Itinerants, &c., in- 

D. D. Weisel, 


Offers a Professional experience of over fwenty-five yearfc. 
Satisfaction Guaranteed. 

Kort Wayne College Index. 


Proprietors of the 

fill Sfiii 

50 Pearl St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

The Oldest, Largest 

And Best Equipped 

Laujtdey in Indiana. 

Telephone Xo. 160. Agency at 
M. E. College. 

Kyle & Reid, 



75 Calhoun Street, i 

Fort Wayne, Ind. 

All our Goods Guaranteed as rep- 




Wholesale and Retail dealers in 


Are Selling 



Blank Bonks, Cap, Letter and Note 
Paper, Wall Paper and Window Shades. 
School Books of all kinds at publishers' 
prices. Xo. 50 Calhoun street, opposite 
Court House, Fort Wavne, Ind. 

17 Calhoun street, keep con- 
stantly on hand an excel- 
lent assortment of 


Of the Best Qualities and Latest 
Styles, which they offer at 

Ysry Low Fricss. 

From the best factories, and Prices are 
way down for cash. Try them. 





Ard dealei-s in Diamonds, Clocks, 
Watches. Jewelry, Silver and .Silver 
Plated Ware. - . 





10 Harrison street, just south 
of Kobinson House. 






For Terms, address W. F. YOCUM. 



Under the Management of 

Mrs. J. Heller, 

Trustees or others in want of teachers, 
and teachers desiring change of location 
please address, 

Teachers' Agency, 
152 Griffith Street, 

Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Sam. R. Taylor, President. 

I. N. Taylor, Secretarv. 




87 Calhoun St., Fort W.^vyne, Ind. 

Special Attention given to Tuning and Repairing. The Hallet & Davis 
Pianos are used in the Fort Wavne M. E. College. 

Fort Wayne College Index. 



Millioerf and Fancy Goods. 

Headquarters for Millinery, Notions, 
Fancy Goods, Ladies' and Gent's Fur- 
nishing Goods. Our assortment of Mil- 
linery Goods is complete now. Agent 
for McCalls Bazaar Glove-fitting Pat- 

Young Men 

J. H. Slagle. 

Installment House. 

N. W. Cor. Calhoun & Main. ! at aii. 

and Women 

Who love to work and wlio find their 
present employment not sufficiently 
RENUiiERATivE, address 

U. t. AiNllALh a LUi, sewing Machines, Clothes Wringers, 

29 'West Main St., : Carpet Sweepers, etc., sold on easy pay- 

Fort Wayne, Ind. I '"^°"- 

■jTTT, ., , , . ! Repairing done and Supplies fur- 

When vou write, sav that yon saw tins , • i,„^ „, " ^^ 

J • .1.' T _-, r,, -^ I 1 nisned, at 

ad. m the Index. Idlers, or those who \ 

are out of employment, need not write 

HaydenlDouglass Davis & Bro., 

Real Estate 6 Collection. Printers and Bookbindefs. 

Loans negotiated and all business in Blank Books of all kinds made to or- 
our line, entrusted to our care, will re- ' der. Bindiilg of every description done 
ceive prompt and careful attention. on short notice. 

33 West Main Street. 

C. W« Seavey, 


Hafdwaie, Stoves & Tinware. 

Office, 26 Court Street. 

28 & 30 East Main Street. 

Institute,- of Music 

Pr6f. otto a. SCHMIDT, Director. 

Instruction on Piano, Organ, Violin, Vio- 
loncello, Pipe Organ -and Vocal Music. 



A Fulh Line of Wall Paper and Wall Paper Decorations 
kept constantly on hand. 

Curtain Fixtures, Mixed Paints, 

Curtain Goods, Paint Brushes, 

Colors, etc., etc. 

I ' 


1 !i I 

The largest stock of Houseliold Fur- 
nishing Goods in the city at best prices. 

33 & 35 Columbia Street." 

Prescott's Old Stand. 

J. C. Peltier, 

Undertakef and Emymer. 

Funeral Furnishings of all desorip- 
tions. Orders by telephone promptly 
attended to. Office open day and night. 

No. 17 West Wayne Street. 





JUNE 98