The twenty-second annual speaking for the Draper prizes occurred Monday evening in Phillips Academy Hall before a crowded house. The speaking was of an excellent character. The committee. Moses Merrill, Ph.D., of Boston; Charles W. Clifford, A. M., of New Bedford, and Rev. F. W. Palmer, M. A., of Andover, made the following awards: First prize, $20, to James William Husted, jr., Peekskill, N. Y.; second prize, $12, to William Wilson Parker, Washington, D. C.; third prize, $8, to Sidney Emerson Farwell, St. Paul, Minn.
The exercises of commencement week will be as follows: Sunday, June 24, 3 p. m.- Sermon to the graduating class by Rev. Dr. Edward Y. Hincks. (De Forest prize at Yale.) Monday, June 25-Vigintennial reunion of the class of '68; Philo exhibition in the evening. Tuesday, June 26, a. m.- Class day exercises; 3 p. m., exhibition of the graduating class.