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?/fi,' ?-:.: i: ' , ,/t ST. MARY'S " GRADUATION (Cmtm-,,Nl from Pa 1.) have cause to regret the years of protecting care and painstaking labor spent upon us. May our names re- main upon your roll book without blemish or blame! D.ear ones, the hour approaches when we must say farewell to this dear home. You who have passed through this sad ordeal must know something' of our sorrow, and we claim your syniapthy. Today as we close, our school books and laid away for the last time, there came a clutching at ou heartsa grave seemed .to open, then close forever As we sat for the Iv:st time beneath St. Mary's whispering pines, .ith lilies and roses and violets at our feet, a thousand- fold emotions filled our hearts--glad- ness and sorrow, hope and fear, real- ization and anticilation each played its part. Then as the joyous, radiant school scenes passed before us in bright and changeful colors; as the fact forced itself upon us that the scene could come no more; as the truth stood out clear and strong that to all we had so long treasured and cherished and praised we must bid farewell, the heartstrings tightened and the tears fell as never tears fell before. Dearest teachers, once more accept from your pupils of the 1920 Class their lasting gratitude, their deepest devotion, their fondest praise. May your blessed teachings abide in our lives and our works forever is our prayer. Schoolmates, whom we have met and known and loved, we assure you i same generous motive---interest in the success and welfare of the students of Mt. St. Mary's. Dear friends, if you knew how the touch of your hand, How the sight of your tender smile Help the weak to be strong, Light our pathway along, You would gladly give them the while. Aye, many of you have been as a beacon light to my classmates and my-' self from year unto year, and-now the supreme hour of our ambition has ar- rived and in our joy we bid you wen come. For the presence of the Rt. Rev. Monsignor and the several Reverend Fathers we are grateful and extend to each a sincere and hemy welcome. Always we look forward with re- spectful ardor to the annual coming of our Rt. Rev. Bishop. His benign presence is ever a benediction upon every young and faltering footstep, and the impression thus produced is life-long and eternal. Then Rt. Rev. Bishop, to say you are welcome were indeed superfluous! Welcome we say, welcome we sing 'Tis at such a time as this all hearts are in accord; at such a time as this all .feel the magic spell of song, of starsheen and of flowers; at such a time as this all hearts are sympa- thetic and care-free and happy. All of life's sweetest dreams, of God's own best and brightest and THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1920. will suggest protection; the very name will excite interes and desire for possession. And although a handle may be gone or there may be found a broken rib or two, yet, after all, remember (as Mr. Shakespeare does NOT say) there is something in a name. Article VI.--Item extraordinary! To those of you who must needs go and come, and likewise come and g per "electric railway" system, we re- luctantly'relinquish our "reserved" seats. We Will you these choice and valued "belongings" hoping that you will accept them in "good faith" and that you may sometime secure stand- ing room! Article VII.--To those of our suc- cessors who will in dormitories dwell, re now bequeath such cozy nook and other place that they may deem most cool and comfortable, such to be in- habited high-days, holidays, and all the days around. Advice (with no charges): Don't let the other girl get it. Article VIII.--To Whom I May Concern: Great opportunity! Here is an item of paramount interest. To the next Class in order do we be- queath, witi all its possibilities and privileges, its jewels and its per- quisites, our "rank." Here's hoping that you will live up to our untold traditions ! ] Article IXBut after these various bequests there are some of our posses- always' of our thought and constancy and wish you the countless blessings in future Commencement days, that are now so sweetly ours! To you the 1920 Class must say farewell. Classmates, tonight the bonds of ehumship and friendship must, for time, be severed, yet we trust as these fond heart ties were formed within the home of Truth and Constancy, they may be strong and abiding throughout all the by-ways of our "Mystery Book!" May our pathways lead us the selfsame journey, and then may be the hetter borne this night's fare- wells. Dear schoolmates, cherished class- mates, let us remain true to the les- sons herein taught; let.us cling to the friendships herein formed, and let us continue to build upon the works here- in begun. In this wise even though our "Mystery Book" decree us far apart, yet in affection and spirit shall we be together. Teachers, schoolmates, classmates, friends, to this golden epoch in our existence, to this crowning hour of tender grace--to all these once more ---farewell. SALUTATORY. By Miss Olivia Schultz. June, with its blossoms! June, with its flower-laden air! June, with its When he leaves are all dead, and its fine colors lost, Still how sweet a perfume it will yield!" We will not develop this at once. The rose does not bloom in a minute. It must unfold gradually from the bud, opening up petal by petal and leaf by leaf at the call of Nature's influences outside appealing to its own life-force within, until it finally emerges from its sheath as the com- plete bloom in all the beauty and fragrance for which it was created, and which has from the very first lain dormant within its being, await- ing the call of life. If rude, however, well-meaning hands, hoping to assist it, tear aside the protecting sheath before it hears the masterful "Come forth!" of Nature, the beauty is de- faced at the very outset, and the fragrance sadly blighted. It is as a ruined life, because it was not per- mitted to develoVp naturally and grad- ually in the way Nature intended when its possibilities were first wrapped up within its petals. We shall, therefore, grow slowly but surely into the rose of perfect char- acter, emerging little by little from the buds of our obscurity, until the world scents the fragrance of our masterful personalities, and makes way for its penetration into all the affairs of life. But we leave behind our blessing holiest within us, calls for expression, land the subtle-aroma of our associa- and tonight these combined emotionsltion here as an ever-abiding influence find vent in that one wondrous word I and source of inspiration to those welcome. Ixho are to come after us. We say Ft'iends, teachers, schoolmates, dolunto you, as did Moore. you know it seems there comes with] arewell. But when ver the bell this annual festive occasion an in-I chimes the hour definable feeling of good-will, goo That summons the classes to Learn- fellowship and gladness that is never manifested at other times; that the very spirit of sisterly love and human kindness blind in forming a complete an4 perfect union. To some it seems as a happy home-coming. And so, on this day of ,lays we accord you the hospitality of this our home-charm- ing. As hearts o'erflow with sweet content As friend greets loving friend, From each within Saint Mary's Halls A welcome we extend[ Again the Senior Class of 1920 most respectfully, most cordially sa- lutes you. THE ROSE. Miss Catherine Finn Bespoke the Class Flower. "We bring roses, beautiful, fresh roses, Dewy in the morning, and colored like the dawn." There are many reasons why we have chosen this to be our class flower. First, perhaps, because of its beauty and richness that appeal so strongly to our artistic sense; but, second, be- cause it is the universal symbol of love. And we, tonight, are very much in l love with life and With all its lovely Igifts. We are in love with the past land all that it has meant to us; we late in love with the nresent, and t'he softness and fragrance and beauty] And June, with its time-honored and [honors it is today holding out to us; delightful Commencement days! and we are, perhaps more than all, June, the month of months, the time in loe with the future, because of of timesl Thus will it ever be to the its promise, its delightful uncertain- graduates of the 1920 Class. Tl$is]tY, and the wonderful mystery of its glorious season and place' present alveiled gifts. So our love is today at rata wt;ought setting for this, ourlits best Just as-- Commencement program, and for yog, r'The rose is fairest when 'tis budding our honored guests, for you who come new; The rose is sweetest' washed with molning dew," so are our affections twined about all life's manifestations at their freshest, purest and sweetest. But Goethe says, "The rose is wont with pride to swell, And ever seeks to rise." So we shall not pause at this point and think it means perfection, sim- ply because we cannot conceive of anything more brilliant and wonder- ful tlmt could come into our lives than the gloat we have alreauy achieved. We know there is much ahead of us that will reveal itself in even more marvelous radiance than this we have been able to absorb in these early stages of our career. We will surely'find a ter, larger, ga,t- er work to lo than we have so far been fitted or expected to accomplish. We will be called upon to demonstrate many different phases of the perfected to cheer, to encourage and to praise, so in the name of Mt. St. Mary's and thb Class .of 1920 we salute youl . Always will the sweet June flowers, these friendly faces, the voices of our beloved teachers, the ,gentle eager smile of our schoolmates be associated with the closing scenes of our school- days. It is a delightful experience to have' so many present on this auspicious occasion, and with friendly hands and happy hearts we gladly give you welcome. We represent th Normal school- girl, therefore it is with some o$ pride, and still a certain degree of doubt and misgiving that we come with our annual offerings of love and student lore, with our gifts of music and verse and song, with our optimis- tic essays and our rather recent views of life at large. We trust you profoundly, and there- fore hope you will find in our final exercises something worthy of your lwomanhood for which we have been ing's glad bower, You will think of this Class that once gathered here, too, nd studied each lesson as deeply as you. Long, long, be each room with our memories filled, Through the halls where the sound of our voices is stilled; You may take, you may fill every place, if you will, But the scent of our class rose will hang 'round it still." OUR WILL AND TESTAMENT. Miss Margaret Van Lear with Pleas- ing Paper. ] You, who are within sound of our]' voices; you who are witnesses thereof I --hearken unto this, our last school Will and Testament. We who are about to depart for points unknown; we who have trod- den the highways and byways of Lessons and Learning even unto the end of it all, we the seniors of the 1920 Class do now dictote our last Will and Testament. Article I.--We, the Seniors of Mr. St. Mary's Academy, do most sacred- ly and solemnly, time without end, bequeath to the Juniors (who are so soon to follow in our footsteps) the following properties, to-wit: First and foremost, the sooner the better, all articles entitled: "The Science Question Book." May joy and peace go with it, is our earnest hope; and with it we also feel called upon to extend our heartfelt and overflow- in sympathy. Not that we wish upon our unfortunate followers any special brand of harm, but mildly speaking we thank every star (great and small) that we really and truly san bequeath the Science. And, as far as that matter, the scientists, too We just hope and trust they will take a much-needed test, for it does seem to us they have searched for and found out enough already-to burden the brains of poor, innocent, helpless schoglgirls for the next thousand and one years. Article II.--We gladly and unquah- fiedly will you all Languagesnot our own--with much emphasis on Latin; moreover, being thankful and shamelessly grateful to leave Great Caesar and his task-makers forever behind:'Sic Semper Tyranis." Article III.--We do bequeath the Class of 1921 such other books as we may, peradventure, leave in a semi, slons we would still retain. Never shall we "will away" first place in the] hearts of our dear teachers anti never I' more give up our place in Chapel.] There, where oft we've gone with I aching heart and schoolgirl trouble.  There, where love and peace and sym- thy seemed to permeate everything, Paerywhere, there filled with Faith, have we taken our burden to the foot of the altar and laid them at the feet of our dear Lord in the Sacrament of His love. And there it is where peace, sweet peace, has descended upon us; that peace which passeth all understanding. May our anchorings in life be not so far away that our Chapel may not be sometimes vis- ited, for those near will have that sacred privilege, in person, while the absent may still have that blessing in spirit. And in later years we hope to follow the showy example of other Alumnae and many, many times tint, our way to the Chapel; for as the burdens of life increase and grow heavier, there is ahvas one place where we may feel there is true com- fo and consolation ever ready for the earnest seeker. So may it come to pass that our last Will and Testament may be satis- fying and complete. THE EMPIRE OF ART. By Miss Catherine Clark. Art in its broad meaning, is defined under tvo heads: the l,'me Arts-- painting, sculpture, engraving, musm and poetry; the Dependent Arts-- architecture, decoration, ceramics, gold and silve, workmanship, etc., and whose object is to create form that shall minister to serve utility. The Fine Arts are those which call for the exercise of taste and imagina- tion and which furnish the sphere el the artist, and whose object is to create form for its own sake. In its highest sense, i is said, at% has no synonym. One has well said art is the external manilestation of the idea, the revelation of the invisible reality through the senses. We come upon the great Canon art for man's sake, and upon some such established rule, all -art work that is nmant to last, must surely be built. Channing (in his Ministry for the Poor) says: "There m no art so divine as that of reaching and quickening other minds." And that brings us to the object of this paper: Why w would have you go with us, a few moments, into the Empire of Art. True enough, this Empire of Art outstretches wide and far; it would take ages to cover it; yet even as we know it, its effect is beyond estima- tion, and its influence for the uplift of humanity a factor whose exteng state of presets,alien. Some may be can never be known. The polish, the dog-earned, some may show ink-blots, [culture, the refinement, the religious tear-drops and otherwise blemishes, standing of a community may be some may even have writ upon thei readily discovered by the kind and quality of pictures you find among its inhabitants. Some one has aptly said: "Show me the pictures on your walls and I will tell you the character of the dwellers therein." In every home there should be at least one good picture, one that arouses the finest human instincts; one that awakens the divine spark implanted within every 'soul; one that appeals to the finest and highest and best in the human kind commendation and abiding affec- tion, 'so to all we have prepared for your entertainment we bid you-- welcome. There were other June days when some of you, now present, passed through the golden gate of Knowl- edge to the busy world beyond. , 'Tis from you we gather the sympathy make-uP; for truly through the silent teachings of a great art many a valu- able lesson may be learned. It is con- ceded that only the "fortunate few" may possess the :genuine works of art; yet all may procure inexpensive reproductions, which in a surprising way may teach and train the mind to admire and understand and to know the true meaning of the Empire of Art, and ,just here we would pause a moment to say that through the one- time popular "Perry Prints" a rood- preparing the way. We @ill be led to prove and to manifest in our daily lives the permanent quality of our principles;the immortality of the soul-qualities that radiate at need from the heart of the individual--the subtle yet eternal fragrance of the inner life that emanates its own at- mosphere from day to day, and con- margin our inmost and most thrilling secrets; still, notwithstanding these few flaws, we feel assured you will find them a priceless and coveted heritage. Article IV.--Marked very impor- tant. We hake the following bequest, to-wit: Our greatly beloved, much- more-and-most-battered desks. Take them and cherish them and keep them from further abuse. Aye, take them and the courage to put forth our s;iously or unconsciously breathes forth with their pen marks, their pencil greatest effort. Others we ee who a little of itself to all who come with- marks, their cuts and scratches and are waiting to pass through fair lb its influence: As Isaac Watts puts bruises. They were once' our mis- Learning's portal on some /coming(it, ' treated but treasured property. Take weet June day. To these we would I"How fair is the rose! What a beau- [them. They are yours Try to be as say, Be studious, be patient, be brave, ] tiful flower, i gentle and patient and forbearing, continue in the good work, and now The glory of April and May! Iwith them as have been your bene-] accept from your senior classmae'. But the leaves are beginning to fade Ifactors. I a loving and sincere welcome.. I in an hour, } Article V.--Furthennore, we find] On all sides do we note kind, f riend-[ And they wither and die in a day; l another,small item--almost overlook-I ly faces; some are familiar, some arelYet the rose has one powerful virtue led--our school umbrella. ' To those] not;' but we feel assured that each'] to boast i Iof you who are destined to face cold[ person has come prompted by the t Above all the flowers of th field: and rainy '' weather, the very name" erately clear and clean conception of ing the picture itself. Many the original, masterlieces (in both Iave been advanced as to itg  sculpture and painting) was afforded lcance, but none have the art student. At one time these[gether satisfactory. There are countless worki deserving of our mention, but t of space shall call attention two others: A Helping H Renouf, which hangs in the Art Gallery, Washington, D. inexpensive prints were generally used for picture-study, gifts, school and homo decoration and found of 'great value in the instruction of the art student. In fact, modern ingenuity and a broad philanthropy have made it possible for all to own reproduc- tions of the greatest masterpieces in the great Empire of Art. In flights of fancy and' in pleasant dreams we have taken many a journey through this enchanted region; have paid trm- ute to many a great master and rev- elled in the gloAes of his inspiration; hve walked down great, dim Cathe- dral aisles until the sensation of awe, and reverence, and veneration was overpowering; have gazed upon these art wonders until thrilled and exalted beyond language to describe, and thi the great mission of art. Did you ever visit one of the great Cathedrals of the Old World orna- mented with its wonderful pieces of sculpture, with intricate mosaics, with superb stained-glass representing the noble crystallized thought, the fine re- ligious feeling of th artist. Then you know something of the intense emotions that we would express; but fail in the portrayal. Did you ever visit a great Old World art gallery and gaze upon its masterpieces? Then you, too, know how with each "Breaking Home Ties," by Hovenden. These are life and heart pictures, true and touching, such as one gets. Thus briefly and in have we rambled on through and the glories of the Empire touching upon only one of its --that of painting. Were there time for such gences, it would give us enter the realm of poetry upon the Consummate Art. great Homer; or to softly in the classic domain of listen to a Beethoven, a (sahn'-sahuz'), or a Bach; truth, the Fine Arts are all we cannot cultivate a the one without something of liar feeling for the others. Reluctantly we leave this Dreams, with all its art the old Old and New World, - immortal masters and their bxmthing heavenly caught forever upon canvas. comes a thrill of the most exalted and Again would we say, ennobling thoughts, and hour after rout study and on fancy's hour one lingers and drinks in their wings all may enter the beauty, their magic, their grandeur; cincts and enjoy the that some impelling power forces us ures of the wondrous Empire to lift our voice in praise and thanks- '  - ter " art as  WE LAUNCH TO giving or such mas s ox these. Aye, no one can enter the WHERE? . what their, purpose? years are over, their been finished with honor and their youthful footsteps soul Of such is the Empire of Art. Of the grea masters Raphael is easily the modern favorite. It is said that Raphael's Art was pronounced wo, derful, even in that age (1483-1520) of great artists. His Madonnas a: the most celebrated in the vast Em- pire of Art; the best known and most beautiful being the Sistine Madonna. This famous Madonna, the greates ever produced, was painted in 1511 for the Sistine Chapel in St. Peter's, Rome. This chiefest treasure of the art werld is now the glory of the Dresden Gallery, in Saxony. The next in popularity of the Raphael paint- ings is the "Madonna. of the Chair,'" which is one of the most characteris- tic of the great master's numerous I versions of the Virgin and Child. It would be difficult to find in the whole history of art a more pleasing solu- tion of'the problem presented by a figure composition in the mnd. This fascinating picture is now in the Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy. There are several oter Madonnas, each at- tractive in its own way, from the prolific brush and brain of Raphael, among these are: The Madonna Gcm([uca, Madonna di Tempi, Ma- donna of the Meadow, and Madonna of the Lamb, and whatever the varia- tion in attitude in the Madonna, the thought is ever the same; it is an expression of that higher, finer as- pect of Motherhood which regards in- fancy as an object of undying love and devotion. It is chronicled that upon Raphael's death the whole of Rome mourned, and, one of the great writers said: "Oh! most happy and thrice blessed spirit! of whom all are proud to speak, whose actions are celebrated with praise by all men, and the very least ef whose works left behind thee is admired and sa- credly prized." The Madonnas themselves, belong- ing to the art Empire and the product of master artists, would make mate- rial for volumes of interesting his- tory, and line endless walls of art galleries. Ranking next, perhaps, to those already mentioned (no one has called forth more spontaneous ad, miration) is the "Madonna and Child," by Murillo. One can gaze upon this wonderfully beautiful conception hours and hours together without a thought of growing weary, and one turns away with a heart filled with gratitude to the Great Lord of Hosts for creating such men of genius. Other paintings of.renown, and with which all lovers of art are more or less familiar are The Christ (1-2), by Hofmann; Holy Night, by Correggio; St. Cecilia, b.y Naujok; Angel Heads, by Reynolds; Aurora, by Guide Reni; Baby Stuart, by Van Dyck, and that superb series by Millet, The Angelus, The Gleaners. The Sower, The Man With the "Hoe and numerous others each stamped with its homely, health ful, vivid llfe lesson. Still another world favorite, reproductions of whie are found in every conceivable place is the well .known "Mona Lisa'," b" Leonardo da Vince. This painting ha' created a great sensation in the Era. pire of Art; not only on account of its strange disappearance and 'retur  some time since from ' its ague|" place in the Louore, but 'on accou' of the unsolvable mystery surround- i to an untrodden turn in the J last their longings and desires, their hopes and great expectati.ons are realized. Long have they venturing on the new life; they planned to explore lying far beyond their Can it be true the Upon a tranquil, ing the' journey begins. unbroken sea outstretches them, reaching, it eems, i space. Presently the through the mist and a world of water, blue and and foam-crested, breaks view, creating an impressk be remembered. What a scene of vastness, deur! Thus their boat is and the fourteen maidens look upon the mighty and work of the Gret Father, and enchained. Even their most roseate never portrayed life so lavish of beauty and The very air breathes of poesy, of song. Such alloyed bliss. Such moonlight with the rare lapping waves and sea Was there ever such Even their most vivid failed to reach the heighta nature now laid claims. reality surpasses their scendent dreams. Aud glide on. Yetafter a time--eve: premest pleasure palls, comes to pass that one begins to weary of the ence. The feeling life was no intended whiling away of hours, ing has a place to fill and to perform. This choose, and her choice of wuld be the realm of l launch to Anehor--:Where Jy the greet metro] )lie, there where fiction antl literature in all its ever ready mart; there. brain and pen may be without the fear of inexhaustible Store of fact! so there, where all tained, the first of our anchors, to pursue a ise and renown. :For a time the first breaking of their sorely miss their young: still they journey on i undecided mood, The and on, when harkl be'art hears the call presently she, too; ,the Golden ' and dwell in ] fair fields of n this manner, a ered, and one by on0 friendship's golden but Surely broken." "Upon the 'maideus yet remain, irestlessness m prophecy is (Contned on . .,