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Nebraska City, NE High School Commencement 1891

Nebraska City Commencement.

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., May 29.—{Special.}—The commencement exercises of the Nebraska City high school were held at the opera house this evening. This event is an annual house filler, and this evening proved to be no exception. Relatives and friends of the graduates crowded into the building, and long before the time announced for the overture every seat was filled and every available inch of standing room was occupied. The hall had been elaborately trimmed with flags and flowers and plants, the stage in particular being handsomely decorated. The flowers, however, were put to shame by the bright faces of the graduates. The class motto, “To the End Through Difficulties,” was displayed above the stage. The exercises were of an unusually high order, and the programme, from the first oration to the last evoked round after round of applause. After each oration the friends of the speakers loaded down the ushers with floral offerings and other and more substantial tokens of appreciation. The class graduated with equal honors, and to choose the best from so many good essays and orations would be difficult. All did well. It was a proud night for the class of ‘91, their parents and their friends. Following is the programme:

March—“Criterion”..... Orchestra
Overture—“White Queen”....Orchestra
Invocation....Rev. T. K. Hunter
Essay—“Class History”...Minnie Wilhelmy
Oration—“Onward Floweth the Tide”....Julia Bradley
Oration—“Diligence the Golden Key to Success”...Jessie Nicholson
Instrumental Duet—“Diamonds de la Couroone”....Misses Goldberg and Bradley
Oration—“Milton’s Satan”...Georgia Weimer
Essay—“Conversation and Reading”....Bettie Jensen
Instrumental—“Fanfare Militaire”...Ashbee Misses Weimer, Wilhelmy and Hawke
Essay—“We Have Passed the Breakers and Are Now Afloat”....Farra Hawke


Valse—“Les Flues “Enchantres”....Orchestra
Oration—“From New York to San Francisco”....Marion Bickel
Oration—“Nor Attempt to Unlock the Future Portals With the Past’s Blood Rusty Keys”.....Barbara Kennedy
Oration—“Uncrowded Queens”...Jennie Blum
Oration—“Class Prophecy”.....Mabel Simon
Overture—“Raymond”......Ascher Misses Weimer, Hawke, Wilhelmy and Bradley
Oration—“Home, Sweet Home”....Bessie Goldberg
Oration—“Class Motto”....Hattie Chapman
Oration—”One of America’s Noblemen”...James Hays
March—“Marching Through Georgia”.... Orchestra

Presentation of diplomas by D. P. Rolfe, president board of education

Chorus—“Class of ‘91”....
Benediction—Rev. M. M. Lewis.

Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 30 May 1891