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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Union-Argus, Wednesday July 2, 1879-News
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Brooklyn Union-Argus, Wednesday July 2, 1879-News
Closing Exercises In Several Of Them To-Day
Interesting commencement exercises were held in the Grammar Department of
Public School No. 13, Degraw street, between Hicks and Henry, this afternoon.
The Order of Exercises,
which were conducted by Mr. Calvin PATTERSON, the efficient Principal of
the school, included choruses by the school, and essays, songs and
recitations by the graduating class composed of the following named pupils,
who acquitted themselves with a degree of proficiency which won high
compliments from spectators and was creditable alike to the scholars and to
their accomplished teachers, the Misses Ella L. KEYES and Agnes L. HALE:
The MissesDaisy E. BONACUM, M. Louise BURGESS, Julia C. CLARK, Gertie F.
DEANE, H. Alice EHMER, Mamie O. JACKSON, Minnie C. LINGDRED, Nellie G.
RAWLINS, Leonora F. SHEA, and Lillian SHOTWELL, and Masters John S. O'NEIL,
Fred OSWALD, Frank W. RUSSELL, Joseph E. SAVAGE, L. P. SMITH, and S. D. WILSON.
The songs by members of the graduating class were the solo, "When the Tide
Comes In," by Miss Nellie G. RAWLINS, AND THE DUET, "Where the Mists are
Sleeping," by the Misses Nellie G. RAWLINS and Gertie F. DEANE. The
recitations were: "Curing a Cold," by Master Joseph E. SAVAGE, and "Jennie
McNeal's Ride," by Miss Nellie G. RAWLINS.
The Essays By The Girls
were as follows, all being well read by their respective authors, whose
productions showed much practical knowledge and literary ability on the
part of the writers:
"The Mound Builders," by Miss Julia C. CLARK, was a comprehensive and
admirably arranged summary of all that is known of those curious aborigines
who have left their peculiar traces in various parts of the United States.
"The Crusades," by Miss Gertie F. DEANE, was a short but striking sketch of
the crusades, with some thoughtful reflections on their consequences down
to the present time.
"The Indians," by Miss Lilian SHOTWELL, was a series of well expressed
reflection on the course of the United States Government toward the red men
and an able comparison of that method with the manner in which the Indians
are treated in British America.
"The Telegraph," by Miss Daisey E. BONACUM, was a well-worded description
of primitive and modern telegraphs, optical and electric, with some well
digested remarks on the growth and importance of the present marvelous
system of telegraphy.
The Essays Of The Boys
were also well read by their authors, and were as follows:
"Railroads," by Master S. D. WILSON, was a compact but very comprehensive
history of the origin and growth of railroads, a summary of their great
extent, especially in this country, where they have an aggregate length of
80,000 miles, and some very sensible conclusions as to their great
importance as an adjunct of civilization and commerce.
"Robinson Cursoe," by Master L. P. SMITH, was a peculiarly interesting
dissertation on the adventures of Robinson, showing how through his scorn
for parental control in boyhood he had been led into dangers and privation
and after bravely enduring his long exile, he had come to recognize the
bank of Providence in his destiny.
After a distribution of diplomas to the graduates by Mr. CLYNE and brief
addresses by several of the gentlemen present, the school sang "America"
and was dismissed.
Public School No. 4
The closing exercises of the grammar department of this school were held
this morning at the school building, Ryerson street, near Myrtle
avenue. The parents of the children and friends of the school who had
assembled to witness the proceedings were delighted with the entertainment,
and complimented the principal, Mr. W. M. JELIFFE, and Miss Mary E. MARSH,
the teacher of the first grammar grade. Compositions were read by the
Misses Florence DECKER, Virginia KLINGLER, Mary CUNNINGHAM, Nettie POWELL
and Carrie CYPHERS and Edward TINSLEY. Their readingwasdistinct and would
average 99 per cent., even if criticized by Superintendent FIELD
himself. The recitation by Miss Effie OGILVIE was applauded. The reading
of "Bay Billy," by Charles BRYSON, was well rendered, while the dialogue,
"Astonishing the Natives," by the Misses LE FEVRE, Mary CONNELL and Nellie
MARVIN created much laughter. Miss Maggie STEWART is already noted for
elocution and power of mimicry. She is the pride of this school, both of
the scholars and teachers. She recited "The Brides of Enderby," and was
encored. She responded by reciting several other popular poems. "Bunker
Hill" was recited by Miss Katie ROONEY; the valedictory was read by Miss
Minnie LE FEVRE, and a piano solo was rendered by Miss Hester C. RILEY, of
the class of '78.
The graduates in their examination averaged 93 percent and their names are
Annie Louise COMINGS, Mary Roselie CONNELL, Hattie Ella DEZENDORF, Mary
GIBSON, Minnie Eloise LE FEVRE, Florence Amanda LINCOLN, Nellie MARVIN,
Anna Margaretta MC GOLDRICK, Nettie Louise POWELL, Carabelle STEELE, Henry
Arnold ALDERTON, George Endymion ASHBY, Alexander STALLKNECHT and Edward
The proceedings were brought to a close by the distribution of prizes with
a few words of sound advice by the principal.
Public School No. 9
The graduating exercises of the class of '79 of this school which is
located on Butler street, near Vanderbilt avenue, took place this
afternoon. Mr. A. S. HIGGINS, the Principal, presided.
The following is the graduating class of '79:
Maggie D. BENNETT, Margretta BLAUVELT, Mariette GAYLORD, Minnie S. MAGUIRE,
Minnie L. PETTINER, Mary J. FARRELL, Mary E. MC CAULEY, Nellie W. PRENTISS,
Harry J. PETTINER, Anna E. VAN SICKIEN, Annie MC CORD, Luta E. BUSHNELL,
Lizzie E. DUFFY, Katie L. DUNNE, William A. TAPSCOTT, Fred G. KRAFT, Edwin
B. MAYNARD, Edward P. POLHEMUS, Edward BENNETT, SAmuel G. NICHOLS and Peter
EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOLS
The closing of the present term of Public School No. 23, Conselyea Street,
near Graham avenue, was observed to-day by a reception given at the
school. The exercises of the Grammar Department were held at half past ten
o'clock, and were taken part in by the following pupils: Miss Drusilla
THOMPSON, Gertie HENDRICKSON, Richard H. REID, MissCarrie CROSS, Miss Ida
BURCHELL, Miss Belle BRAND, Miss Magdalene DE BEVOISE, Charles A. MISSING,
William J. KENNY, Miss Lizzie CAVANAGH and Amelia VANDERZEE.
Grammar School No. 18
Public School No. 18 held their closing exercises this morning in the
school, Maujer and Ewen streets. The programme of the male department was
interpreted by the following scholars: John CLARK, William HENDRICKSON,
Walter TWIDDY, Henry and Emily BRONDES, Andrew THOMPSON, William MERKL,
Robert FORAN, Henry HEIZLEMANN, Charles MORGAN, Isaac BROWN, Frank POTTER,
Geo. BIDDELL, Walter GRAHAM, and Edward GRAHAM. In the female department
exercises the following took part:
Miss Maggie HATFIELD, Miss Lilla ROBERTS, Miss Cornelia GRITTEN, Miss
Nellie WILKEYSON, Janette BOURNE, Carrie STRAUSS, Gertie WINNE, Louisa MC
CONVILLE, Miss Emily DEMAREST, Annie FERRY and Miss Sarah EISEMANN. The
programme included a number of choruses by the school. Mr. Daniel MAUJER,
Rev. J. N. FOLWELL, and Dr. C. R. DOANE made addresses. Fifty-two
semi-annual certificates were distributed in each department and eleven
scholars have graduated during the year. Bouquets were presented to the
Misses HILLYER, CHRISTOPHER and PENDLETON. Mr. Edward BUSH is the
Principal of the male grammar department and Miss Mary WILSON, of the
female grammar department.
Grammar School No. 16
The closing exercises of Public School No. 16, of which Mr. Leonard DUNKLEY
is principal, were held in the school in Wilson street, near Bedford
avenue, to-day. A well-selected programme was rendered by the following
pupils: Miss Fanny SIMPSON, George KITCHING, Miss Esther KEMP, Charles
KEEVE, Miss Adelia VAUGHAN, and Miss May HOWARD. Rev. Archibald MCCULLOUGH
and Rev. S. M. HASKINS and Richard M. HUNTLEY addressed the pupils and the
latter presented the semi-annual certificates. Diplomas were given to
Public School No. 31
An interesting series of exercises were gone through with at the closing
reception given by pupils of Public School No. 31, on Dupont street, this
afternoon. The Declaration of Independence was read by six boys and seven
girls; a duet entitled: "Hark! I Hear the Organ Peal, " was well rendered
by Misses COOPER and RICHARDS; William ALLEN recited the "Battle of
Lexington," and the school sand a number of patriotic songs and
anthems. The exercises concluded with the presentation of certificats by
the principal, D. L. MILLARD.
A Gentleman and His Wife Injured by being Thrown from Their Carriage
Mr. Theodore LININGTON and his wife, of 143 Fort Green place, met with a
serious accident about half-past eight o'clock last evening while riding
through Hanson place in a light carriage drawn by a single horse. In some
way, the horse became frightened, and getting beyond Mr. LININGTON'S
control, ran away. Residents of the vicinity ran to their assistance, and
they were assisted home, whereon examination Dr. ATENfound that Mrs.
LININGTON had sustained a severe gash over the right eye, and bodily
injuries more painful than alarming; and that her husband had two ribs
broken. The horse had meanwhile been caught by Detective SHAUGHNESSEY, of
the Fourth Precinct, at the corner of St. Felix street and DeKalb avenue,
and returned to Mr. KETCHUM'S stable, No. 184 Raymond street, where its
A Dishonest Apprentice Arrested
Mr. Jasper WASHINGTON, a baker of No. 252 Grand street, advertised about
ten days ago for an apprentice. William CLARK, of 304 Graham avenue,
applied for the position and was accepted. Yesterday Mrs. WASHINGTON, who
had hidden about $40 in a hole in the bakeshop went to look for the money
but it had disappeared. She informed the police and CLARK was arrested by
Detectives SHORT and HOLLAND. CLARK denies the theft. The detectives
found the money hidden in the coal bin and CLARK then admitted having taken
it and said that he hid it only for safe keeping. Justice ELLIOTT held
CLARK for the Grand Jury.
Passing Counterfeit Coin
John STUMPF, of 120 Varet street, was last night arrested on a complaint
made by Katherine WATNER, who keeps a saloon at 170 Floyd street, charged
with having passed a counterfeit trade dollar on her on June 26. He is
also accused of having sent John FISHER, of 76 Moore street, into Peter
BUNKER'S bakery, 172 Floyd street, to ask for change for a spurious dollar.
Burned by the Explosion of a Kerosene Lamp
A kerosene lamp exploded at two o'clock this morning in the apartments of
Henry EARNST, 227 Devoe street while he and son were at work
tailoring. The cloth was damaged $25. While extinguishing the flames both
father and son were severly burned.
William MC CANN, of North Twelfth street, was arrested by Detectives SHORT
and HOLLAND to-day, Mary DAILEY, of 17 Withers street, accusing him of the
theft of a roll of carpet worth $12.
Moses MEYER, of 111 Johnson avenue, was yesterday severly injured about the
head by falling on a pair of shears in Blank & Voelbel's brush factory, 316
South Fourth street, where he is employed.
Capt George RHODES, of the Seventh Precinct, fell down a flight of stairs
at his residence on Milton street yesterday cutting the main artery in the
James O'BRIEN, of 108 Clay street, was arrested this morning for committing
an unprovoked assault on Charles SHEEPER, of 534 North Second street.
At the last regular meeting of Olive Leaf Lodge, No. 233, I. O. O. F., held
at their rooms, Manhattan avenue and Green streets, the following officers
were elected: C. H. BROOM, Noble Grand; George F. YATES, Vice Grand; M. F.
HASS, Recording Secretary; J. E. MOORE, Permanent Secretary; John INGRAM,
treasurer; George W. LAMP, representative to Grand Lodge, and Moses Eagle,
alternate. The elective and appointive officers will be installed on the
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