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WOFFORD COLLEGE CONNENCE.
TIpe.Latter Days in Spartanburg
Oraduation Day at WoIford Col.
4ge--Tiae Reception in Honor of
the Senior Class Enjoyed by Gal.
lant Young Men and Charming Wo
When we wrote our editorial
correspondence of last week, we
had passed through only two days
of Wofford College Commence
inent. A Commencement largely
attended, and doubtless as inter
esting an one as is given by any
Institution in the State. It is one
where brains, refinement and cul
ture show themselves in the
most glowing colors, both in
the persons of the students, and
the many friends and risitors who
take great pleasure in attending
it. The gallantry, gentlemanly
hearing, and warni welcome shown
by both Professors and students,
claim for each visitor present a
most pleasant and enjoyable time.
The proverbial kindness with
which Dr. J. H. Carlisle (a man
without his equal) and that of his
extremely kind corps of Profes
sors, is ever ready to greet the
happy visitor with unequalled hos
pitality, as he goes from year to
year to attend the reputable Com
mencements of Wofford College.
As long a men like these, shall
have the care of the Institution in
their hands, we may have no fear,
and may feel safe in the hope that
her enviable reputation will ever
Well, to return to where we left
.off last week. We statel that Dr.
C. F. Smith, of Vanderbilt Uni
versity, who was to have deliver
ed the Alumni Address, was de
tained at home on account of sick
ness in his family, and that his
speeh was to be read by D'r. WV.
W. Duncan. This, the Doctor
dlid. Thle subject of Dr. Smith's
speech was Southern Colleges and
Schools. It was one greatly ad
mired, and showed an earnest and
deep) research on the part of the
writer. Dr. Smith is a man of no
small ability. He is a graduate
of Wofford College. Having grad
natedl there, he went to Harvard
University, and from the latter he
matriculated at the University of
Leipsic, where he took the degree
of Ph D. He taught in Williams
College,in Mass., for one year, and
was then elected to a Professor
Rhip in Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, Tenn., where he is now
teaching. Wofford is proud of this
noble son, and from year to year
she is sending out her sons to
make their mark in this world.
We gave last week the names of
the graduates. They spoke on
Wednesday in the following order,
and upon the following named sub
jects: L. J. Blake, Spartanburg,
A Senior's Experience. J. J. J.
Rurnett, Hobbyiville, S. C., Vari
ety. S. B. Craton, Spartanburg,
The Struggle for Wealth. W. M.
Duncan, Blank's Station S C.
Life and Character of David, B,
F. Evans, Charledton, A;Wrk for
the Next Century. W. M. Lester,
Winnsboro,- ie Medical Profess,
ion. R. E. Mood, York,. South
Carolina in Literature. A..- .
Moore, Welford, Condition of En
gland. M. H. Moore, Spartanburg,
Patriotism of the Southern Army.
M. Pegues, Cheraw, The Moors.
A. G. Rembert, Sumter, Classics
in a Liberal Education. J. P.
Smith, Spartanbdrg, Woman's
claim. 11. S. Wannamaker,
Orangeburg, Benjamin. Wofford.
The speakers composed a class
of very fine young men and of like
ability. Wofford never turned out
a better class. They are men that
will go out in the world with an
earnest purpose, and we predict
for thern nothing less than suc
cess. Mr. A. G. Rembert achiev
ed in his College course something
unprecedented in the history of
Wofford. le had been a student
of the Institution for four conse
cutive years,and took two degrees,
A. B., and A. M.. He is a man of
extraordinary ability, and the In
stitutions which will secure his
services either as a tutor or
professor, will indeed be fortunate.
The medals in the differentdepart
ments were awarded to the follow
ing gentlemen: Physics Medal,
11. B. Carlisle. Greek Medal, .J. J.
J. Burnett. Medal for English Lit
erature and Theses, H. S. W..nna
-maker. After the Seniors had fin
ished their orations, Dr. E S.
Joynes, of the S. C. University.,
very happily addressed the Liter
ary Societies. It was well taken,
and people recognize in him great
worth and ability.
Tais closed the literary exercis
es of Wofford College Commence
ment. According to the usual
plan, a Reception was given in the
Chapel and Society Halls in the
evening to the Senior Class. No
occasion can be pointed to as a
more happy one. The social feat
ures are something extraordinary.
All the beauty, chivalry and gal
lantry of either sex, are exhibited
most adlvantageously on the eve
ning of the receptions. It is a per
fect feast for the unconcerned spec
tator, and a season of joy, inde
scribable, to the ha~ppy partici
pant. Women among the fairest
were in attendance, andl men a
mong the most chivalrous were
present. Strangers with noted
beauty were presept. Columbia,
Chiarleston, Newberry, Union, Sen
eca,' Laurens, S. C. Atlanta and
Augusta, Ga., Lincohnton and Ash
ville.N. C., and Texas were all rep
resented by the gentler sex at com
mencement. Spartanbu rg, after
her usual custom, lent her inspir
ing presence to the occasion.
We give some of the costumes
that were worn on the evening of
the Reception. Miss Minie Wright,
of Columhia,Black Silk with Span
ish Lace; Misses Warren, of
Charleston, White Trarleton and
long trains; Miss Sudie Young, of
Union, Mushroom Satin, with
gauze overdress, Coral Ornaments;
Miss Agnes Hill, of sam~e place,
Pink Nuns Veiling and Satin;
Misses Josie and Bessie Farrow,
of same place, White Lace and
Mull; Miss Fannie Merriman, of
Seneca, Ieliotrope Silk, with hat
to match; Miss Bessie Powell, of
A tlanta, A mber Satin: Miss Ma
Lie Black, Laurens, White Mull
over Blue; Miss Mattie Blake, of
Texas, Mull and Oriental Lace.
The following from Spartanburg:
Miss Emma Bobo, Pale blue Silk,
Filagree Ornaments; Miss Ernes
tine Heinitsch, Crimson Satin;
Misses Carrie and Alice Duncan,
White Nuns Veiling, Ottoman
Silk; Miss Mary Law, Cream Mull;
Miss Alice Walker, Light Blue
The Ball given by the White
Rose Dancing Club took place on
Thursday night. We give some
dresses of those who participated.
Miss Minnie Wright, Cream Sat
in, Embossed Velvet, Diamonds;
Miss Fannie Merriman, Nile Green
Satin, hand embriodered; Miss
Carrie Izhar, Orangeburg, Pink
Satin and Garnet Velvet; Misses
Fannie and Mamic McCreery,
White Silk and Garnet Velvet,
Pink Silk and White Lace. Miss
Tobin, Augusita, Ga., Blue Satin;
Miss Ida Pyles, Blue Satin and
Tulle; Misses St. Laurence and
Sara Flemihg, White Embroidered
Mills: Miss Sudlie Young, Nile
Green Satin; Miss Izard, Blue
and White Silk; Miss Agnes Hill,
Blue Brocadedl Satin and White
Lace; M isses MeBee, Lincolnton,
N. C., Pink Nuns Veiling; Miss
Ernestine Heinitsch, White Nnns
Veiling and Lace; Misses Josie
and Bessie Farrow, C'rinson Silk
and White Lace, White and Gold
Satin; Miss Bessie Powell, Silk
and Amber Satin and Arresene
Embroidery; Miss Bessie Means,
Crimson Satin and Lace; Miss
(lemmie Cofield. Blue Silk and
Lace; Miss Alice Walker, White
Mull, and Embroidered Skirt;
Miss Emma Bobo, Mull and Gold
Point; Miss Iellen MeMakin,
Mull, Irish Point and Satin; Miss
Mamie Black. Pink Tarleton and
Satin; Miss L. McGowan, Gray
and Red Silk; Miss Rainy, of
Chester, Cream Satin; Miss Eva
Speights, White and India Lawn;
Miss Lola Kirkland, Blue Mull and
Oriental Lace; Miss Ollie Yeo
mans, of Columbia, White Lace
atnd Lilac Silk;- Miss Wedden, of
Ashville, Cream and Blue Satin;
Miss Guery, of' Baltimore, Green
tarleton; Mrs. A. A. Foster, Choc
alate Brocade and Diamonds:
WV. S. GREGORY. 01ur Foreman and1
Publisher, is authorized to receive and
r'eceipt for subscriptions, .Job work and1
advertisemnents for THE MEsSENGER.
N OTICE is herebyegiven in accord
ance with Act No. 404. passed
Dec. 4th, 1883. by the General Assetn
bl13, that a Petition has been iled in
our Office praying for ajfnblic High
way from Day's Cross Road by WV. 0.
Richey's, to *uasley's Bridge, upon the
mtost direct and praeticable rouate, and
npon a grade of not more than one
foot to the rod. and that we will be in
session at Easley on the first Monday
lit Jiy next, at 10 o'clock, a mn, to take
hito consideration the p~ropriet y of
opening said Road, and that all persons
Interested in opening the same will be
allowed to testify for or agalnst it.
A. B. TrAJ Lxv,
.B.S8. FaK3MA N,
County Comam'rs Pickens Co.
jnn 13 ff
COME ONE, COMEALL
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style for the Summer with a ilce
Line nf Bedstead.4, MNttresses, Bit
reaui, Tfables, Stands, Chairh* Rockers,
&&. .A general assortniit
of Lanscape chromos -hi 22x30 inch
frames, chord, &c.. all ready for han g
ing on the walls. Also, on land, a i16e
of cabinet, promniade, panel-and 0,rd
Miz6 photograph firmes. all in artistic
style. Always on hand a full line of
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Caskets Mid cofins, alisizes and at Jes.
Burial Robes for each sex, all quaIi ties
andprices. . Ready at all boursi to wait
upon cuswtomers. Cofitns trimmed in
any style, and whein so desired, will be
trimmed and shipped to any point on
Railroad free of extra charge.
'Thaniking you for past favors, and
solilLing your fither patronage, I am
A. M. RUNION.
THE CHEAP CASH
Is t he )lace to buy your Staple and
Faey Groceries, Tobacco, Segars, Far
'y ~ ~ 01 ro* r*)
mer9s' Hardware, Garden Seeds, &c.,
We ke~ep Stoves, Crockery and Tin.
ware. at hard times prices.
Taliking the public generally for
their liberal patronalgC in the past, we
hope by close attentlo to business to
merit a continuance of the same.
Country prodice bo1g1ht at higiest
market lirice, for cash.
Remember our motto is qdick sales
and short profits. Gv'- itvs a ca-I.
Jan 25.-8ni Easley, S. C.
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROBINSON & WYATT
EASLEY, S. C.,
Will sell at the LOWEST fignreg,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
rind Orocers Drugs, ini or~br to make
ro.om for their
SPRING STO UK.
We keep constantly on hanid a full
line of choice Groceries. Tobacco, &c.
Give us a call and we will be sure
to sell to you If low prices are desired.
JT. G~. BLAVK,
Main St., GreenvIlle, S. C.
3rd .Door .4tboye Coffee St.
GENUINE Wmn. Rogers Cutlery,
Set of Knlres andl Forks $8. 50
(General assortmernt of good Jewelry
carefully selected. Best family
I special ty, and~ at close figures.
Repairing watche~s and jewelry
promnotly dobnP. f..h so.a
Iln all its branches, done by
Easley, S. C..
Give him a call anid sa:..faction wil.
b. given. both a ta Wnrk and .kar...