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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1897.
NEWS AND C0M3IEXT.
Tiik annual convention of the
State Y. M. C. A. concluded its la
bors at Franklin last Sunday. The
place of the next meeting has not
SAsiJoxKsis in Nashville now.
Between the Legislature and the
Evangelist the people of the City of
Rocks have much to amuse, enter
ain and interest them.
'Thk House has determined to
bolish the oillces of Superintendent
f the Capital and the State Board
f Equalizers and Railroad Tax As
esors. Let the good work go on.
It is stated that the Bradley-Martins
will spend about $300,000 on a
little shin-dig they are going to
have. We would like to know how
much of this goes for advertise
ments. Mark Hanna has given up all
hope of getting Into the Senate now.
Governor Bushnell cannot be han
dled as easily as it was thought. Po
litical prophets now say that the
present Lieutenant Governor of
Ohio, Gen. A. W. Jones, will be ap
pointed tosucceed SenatorSherman.
The Hon. Dave Hill has at last
emerged from his distressing si
lence. He made a vigorous speech
last week against the bill prohibi
ting the sale of intoxicating liquors
in the National Capitol building.
When such privileges of Congress
men are assailed the Hon. Dave may
be depended on to lift up his voice.
Mr. Hill, representative from
Davidson, has introduced a bill into
the House for the preservation of
the morals of the community. If
this will save Nashville it is to be
hoped that it will become a law im
mediately from and after its pas
sage, the public welfare requiring it.
Tub Missouri Legislature has a
bill before it to prevent railroad men
from flirting with women along the
railroads. This is class legislation
of the most vicious kind. It de
prives the women living along the
railroads of that pleasure, which
other women enjoy to the most un
A bill has been introduced into
our Legislature which prohibits the
wearing of any hats at all in the
theatre. As far a3 the women are
concerned, when it is the style to go
bareheaded they will go barehead
ed, and when it is the style to wear
hats they will wear hats, the law to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Hoy. William R. Mookk, other
wise known as the poet of the Bogs,
was knocked on the head the other
day in Memphis by Vice-Mayor Hu
L. Brinkley, on acco'int of some
matter of a personal nature con
tained in one of the Colonel's po
litical essays. The Colonel had bet
ter stick to liis poetry, for there is
no harm in this and he will never be
accosted about it.
Thkke is a bill now pending be
fore the Legislature changing the
age at which persons are competent
to contract marriage. In our State
the age is the same as that fixed by
the common law, for males H and
for females 12. The bill proposes to
fix the age at 21 for males and sweet
16 for females. There are enough
natural laws which interfere with
early marriages without increasing
the difficulties by statute.
The contested election case of
Cornett vs. Swanson, from Virginia,
was decided in the Lower House of
Congress last week in favor of the
Democratic contestee, Mr. Swanson.
Our only Gibson of East Tennessee
tested the capacity of his lungs in
howling about the "infamous elec
tion laws" of the South, but to no
purpose. The Republicans for one
time at least, sat down upon the
miserable whinings of Southern Re
Thk wave of reform now sweeping
over the country has slightly touch
ed Cleveland's administration. The
President has signed, on the recom
mendation of Secretary of the Inte
rior Francis, nn important order re
ducing the number of pension agen
cies in the United States from eigh
teen to nine. The Secretary demon
strates that by this reduction of the
pension agencies the cost of disburs
ing pensions can be reduced by at
least $150,000per annum. The agency
at Knoxville, in this State, is among
the number discontinued, and pay
ments heretore made there will be
ur Glomilij DrrcstoiiuDiils."j!
Cit.i.koka, Feb. S. The Literary
Club held a most interesting meeting
with Miss Brownie Tomlinson Tues
day night. Dr. Daskerville's lectures
nome so slowly from the press that the
Huh is compelled to tinri other authors
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mmi iiiwi: in link. i inn nine: iili-j
used some of the writings of Harry
Stilwell Edwards in connection with
the sketches and poem? by Irwin Rus
sell. They will meet with Miss Neely
Abernathy February Hi to study the
life of Sidney Lanier. Mr. VV. H.Tur
ner will conduct the evening's study.
We have failed to see in the Hkkai.ji
a report of the sale of the Culleoka In
stitute property. It was sold January
li't for the sum of $s00 to the High School
committee. Just what arrangements
they have made, we do not know; but
we nope soon to see a good building nut
up, line teachers engaged and a full
school. In other words we would like
for the former glory and character to
be established in the old place.
Miss Xeely Abernathy may have
coaxed the first jonquils into bloom in
her room, out iiuisnaie has naa the
first real, live, though rather stiff,
snake to come out to see if spring had
arrived, lie must have been thirsty,
too, for ho was found at tho spout
spring, where his clumsy state en
couraged the colored girl to kill. him.
It was a black snake and large, but his
coat had become rather rusty. He
didn't know the ground-hog saw its
shadow Tuesday, for in his winter
quarter the sun never shines.
Rev. W. II. Johnston went to Hurri
cane Wednesday, on Thursday Hro.
Johnston joined a hunting or fishing
party, and Mrs. Johnston accepted an
invitation to dine with several lady
friends at Squire Mooney's. Little
Morell came out to spend the time with
Mr. John Coffey has suffered intense
ly with erysipelas in his face. Under
Dr. Williamson's skillful treatment he
is getting well.
Mr. Jack Redding, now eighty-five
years old, is still right sick with la
grippe, lie says lie would like to
attend all the big revivals 'round about
his home this year, but if the Lord says
he can't stay here that long ho is ready
to go. This good man is known and
loved in all churches of all denomina
tions, and all would be glad to have his
prayerful aid in their services.
Mr. W. C. Collier had a severe tussle
with measles and pneumonia, bat - is
almost well again.
Mrs. Renson Evins is recovering
from la grippe.
Mr. W. B. Turner succumbed to the
prevailing malady for a week. Miss
llightower took charge of his classes,
and Miss Pearl Tunnel taught in the
There were several run-a-waysin town
last week, Mr. Jack Inman and Mr.
Jerre Holt each having a wagon broken
in the sprees.
Alt Fleming and Flem Thomas
attended the elegant reception given by
the Misses Tate, at Lynnvibe, Tuesday
night. We heard their glowing de
scription of tho most enjoyable even
ing, and can imagine how grand every
Miss Vashtl Ballanfant and Jim
Kdmowlson favored us with a little call
last Sunday afternoon, they having
driven over from Boberson Fork. Miss
S'asbti is pleased with her new homo
Miss Sue Wilkes spent last week with
Miss Laura Taylor In Columbia.
Mr. H. R. King's many friends will bo
interested to know that lie lias Mrmeu
a partnership with Mr. Charley Walker
and has opened a store in Lewishurg.
A more upright, nonoramu geniiemaii
than Mr. King has not been a citizen of
our town, and all wish him greatest suc
cess in his business. Bahiiaka.
Leetwich, Feb. 8. As our last com
munication to the Herald, through
some mishap, failed to find a place in
vour newsv columns, we will not be
discouraged but try again.
Mr. JetT l terry nerry, or i.asea, is
teaching a very inteiesting singing
school at Antioch, which will be a great
benefit to the church services.
Kid. J. H. Morton preauheu a beau
tiful and impressive sermon to the peo
ple at Antioch last Sunday. Those
whom we noticed irom auisiaucu were,
Eld. J. H. Finlev, of Marshal county,
and Messrs. Jim Liggett and Jim Dng
gan, of Lewlsburg.
Mr. Oliver Jenkins, of Verona, ac-
,nmnuiill'l hv his Wife. ftTO 11 OW VjsitilllZ
relatives In our neighborhood.
Mr. and Mrs. ttrt Master, or silver
Creek, visited Mr. Andy Hardison and
wife last week.
We have a few cases of measles in
our neighborhood. Mr. Calvin Leggett
and Mr. John Tindell have them.
Mr. Tom Hardison, who has been
dangerously ill with pneumonia, is able
to be up again.
The little infant of Mrs. Eva Fox Is
now quite sick. We hope for the little
one a speedv recovery.
A lovely little girl has come to glad
den the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert
Alsup. May this bright little bud blos
som into great and noble womanhood.'
Mrs. Pauline Aldrich is visiting
friends and relatives at Rock Spring
i w T. PKeeW . who has neen a suf
ferer of la grippe for several weeks, we
are glad to say is out again.
On last Thursday, teb. 4, Miss Annie
Tindell, of this place, and Mr. Charley
Liggett, formerly of Texas, dtave to
Iiowisburg and were quietly united in
the holv bonds of wedlock, Rev. Brown,
r . i. .. '., miinrlunil Presli v t eri an r ho reh.
otUciatlng." The happy pair returned to
the hospitable home of the bride's
father. Mr. Roliei t Tindell, where they
....... ,...,.l..r.il n. nien recent ion. In this
I union the groom has won a helpniete of
exceeding nriu. uo i on- m uni-wii-h's
most charming and highly cul
tured voting ladies; while the groom is
one o'f Berlin's most worthy young
men. "Maud and Blanche" extend to
I hem best wishes tor prosperity and
happiness. , , . , ,
Kid. J. 1L Morton visited his daugh
ter, Mrs. Je Hardison, t-.t Lasea, last
week. . . .
Mr. Mort Hardison. who has had a
severe attack of pneumonia, we are
glad to note is improving f ist.
Wishing success to the Herald and
its family, we are the same.
Mai n and Bi.AeiiK.
KOItKRT'S liEM) AM) KNOB CREKK.
Knob Creek, Feb. 7. Time rolls on,
and some time has elapsed since I had
the pleasure of writing forthe Herald.
Yes, time rolls on, bringing with it
happy events to some, while to others
it brings aching hearts and stricken
homes. It seems that all our land is be
ing isolated by sickness and death;
very few homes have escaped, but to
(iodwe look and can only lean our
heads upon his dear breast and trust all
our sorrows to him, still looking for the
clouds to vanish away when the glori
ous sunshine of hope and happiness
will gladden our aching hearts once
more. Why should we grieve over life's
sorrows and the lossof loved ones, when
we know the battle will soon be over
and we too can join them, and be at rest
with our Saviour. I don't suppose
there has been another correspondent
of the Herald who has been surround
ed with more sickness or witnessed
the last sweet smile from the face of
more loved ones, than "Chloe" has the
past year, but (iod has been with me,
and given me his comforting spirit. He
is indeed my comforter and leadeth
Just a short time ago the dark angel
of death came and took away my dear
good cousin, Mrs. Laura Vestal, who
was on,ly ill a few short days. Her suf
fering was intense, but she bore it with
christian fortitude, and met death with
a smile, but it had no'fears for her. She
said it would be sweet to go home and
live at the feet of Jesus, though she was
sorry to leave her two dear little boys,
from whom death had taken away their
father only two years ago, and who
now are left with no mother to guide
their orphan feet, no mother's kisses,
tears or prayers; but, praise be to (iod,
her prayers for them in her life-time
will not be forgotten, nor a single tear
forgot ten, for (iod has treasured them up
and they will live. She was a good chris
tian woman, a heart so full of love and
sympathy, a heart so true and kind:
yes, indeed, she will be missed ht the
church and in the homes of her broth
ers and relatives, but, let's not grieve,
dear ones, for her sweet spirit no doubt
will ever hover 'round and about us.
Let's live a true christian life as she
lived, and when death's summons shall
come we'll meet it bravely as she did,
and we'll join the loved throng in the
celestial city above.
Mrs. W. O. Roberts continues quite
ill. Mrs. Clayton Church is worse
again. We are sorry indeed to learn of
the illness of Mrs. Benson Evins of Cul
leoka; may she have a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Fannie Cates, of the Zion neigh
borhood, having spent several days
with her daughter, Mrs. C. P. Roberts,
returned home last week and paid
"Chloe'' a flying visit on her return.
Miss Ophelia Page went to Hills
borough last week to be gone several
days, prospecting for a school and
music class in that neighborhood.
Prof, Kshman, of Petersburg, opened
school at Athensdale, Monday morning,
Mr. R. If. Blaekwell is off on a trad
Little Laura and Kdgar Page are
spending this week in Roberts' Bend, at
their uncle's, Mr. C. P. Roberts.
SrxNYsiPE, F'eb. 8. As there has
lie en no communication from this place
for some time, allow me to fill the va
cancy and become a member of the
much beloved Herald family. We
hope, however, that we will not inter
fere with the former correspondent.
There being very little news alloul, pos
sibly it would be of interest to some one
to know our little village is yet alive.
We have an interesting Sunday-school
and our worthy Superintendent de
serves praise for having kept such a
goodly number together, considering
the very unfavorable weather.
La grippe is prevalent with us in this
fiartof the country. In almost every
lome some member of the family is a
sufferer, either from the attact or effect
of this dreaded disease.
Miss Estelle Scott has returned home
after spending several weeks very
pleasantly with her brother at Birm
Miss Lizzie Scott is with Columbia
friends this week.
Mr. Will Wilsford visited
here last week.
.Miss Alice Alexander, who has been
at the Howard Institute for some time,
is back at her grandfather's, to the de
light of her many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Neelev have moved
to their new residence, which has just
Mr. W. B. Wood, of Concord, was in
our midst recently.
Mrs. J. A. Matthews spent last week
with Sunnyside friends.
As this is my first attempt, I'll not
weary tho readers longer, hoping, how
ever, this may escape the waste basket
and that I may be numbered with the
correspondents. With kind regards to
all, permit me to introduce,
ICnterprise, Feb. 7. Once again I
find myself sitting down .this beautiful
morning trying to give you the few
items I have gathered from our little
After a lingering illness of more than
three years, Mr. John Wood died at the
J home of his brother, who moved into
our neighborhood two weeks ago. He
died February 1 and his remains were
interred at Spencer Hill. We sympa
thize with the bereaved family. He
leaves a wife and three small children
to mourn his death.
Miss Hattie Strayhorn has returned
from a pleasant visit to her uncle in
Mr. Jim Vernon has left for Camp
Branch, where he will work at the
Mrs. Hugh Douglass has been a little
indisposed for the last few days.
Mr. Mullin. of Marshall county, is
visiting his brother-in-law, Rev. J. s.
Miss Iek heart, of Mt. Pleasant, has
moved into our midst, and, we are sorry
to say, has the measles.
The families of Mr. Adkisson and Mr.
Hale also have the measles. We hope
they will be up in a few davs.
" Tie Tor.
Wkst Point, Feb. 7. This gloom v
Sunday afternoon finds me trying
write a few lines for the Herald, hi
though I feel my incompetency to write
anything that will interest the many
readers of this paper.
Rev. Waynick, of your city, will
preach at this place next Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clock; also in the afternoon
at :i o'clock.
Rev. S. M. (iiiLton will preach twice a
month at Knob Creek.
Miss Mai B. Walters, who has been
quite sick with pneumonia, we are glad
to state is improving.
Ernest Fitzgerald will enter school at
Timmons next Monday. We think
Prof. Kshman, who has' charge of the
school there, is the right man in the
Married, at tlie residence of Rev. S.
M. (iupton, Sunday morning, Miss
Arda B. Harris to Mr. Robt. Taylor. It
was a (Jretna-Oreen affair. We wish
them much joy through life.
We are sorry to report Mr. W. T.
Irvine no better at this writing. He
has beeu a consistent member of the
church at this place and a help to
the community in which he lives. His
many friends hope he will speedily re
cover. We were glad to see a letter from
Isom last week, and hope for a continu
ance of the same.
Ed. Fitzgerald will go to Brentwood
next week to stay several months. We
miss him a great deal.
Some of our young folks attended the
entertainment given at the residence of
Mrs. Cowsert, at (iodwin, last week, and
report a nice time.
Sickness in the house kept Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Walters from celebrating
their silver wedding last Monday,
Messrs. Arthur Church and Nick
Foster passed through here last week,
With many good wishes for all, I am
ever the same, Xcla.
Isom, Feb. 8. This rainy afternoon
finds me again trving to jot down a
few items for the Herald.
The health of this community is im
proving, but there are still a number of
names on the sick list.
Mr. . D. Wilson has been very ill,
but we are glad to report he is improv
ing at this writing.
the family of Mr. G. K. Cathey have
recovered from measles.
The Death Angel entered the home of
Mr. Jack Hugh on February 2 and this
time claimed for its victim the aged
mother and wife. At the time of her
death she was eighty-four years old,
and had lived with her husband for
about sixty-three years. We extend
our sympathy to the bereaved husband
and children.' It is hard to give up our
loved ones, but we know that if we
earnestly try we can meet them in a
world where siu and sorrow never
Miss Panie Beard has returned from
a very pleasant visit to friends and rela'
tives'in your citv.
Miss Maliuda Baker has been visiting
in Shady tirove for some time.
Miss Mamie Shannon spent a few
days very pleasantly last week with
hercousi'n Miss Maggie Patton.
Miss Annie Mai Cathev has gone to
visit her sister Mrs. Richard White, of
Our mail-boy, Mr. Adley Lunn, is
wearing a broad grin as L'ncle Sam has
given him some new mail-bags.
Miss Ruth Kennedy, of Kettle Mills,
visited her grandparents last weeK.
Mr. W. P. Worley had the misfortune
of getting his saw-mill burned some
time ago, but he now has it in running
order and will be prepared to do work
for the people.
With best wishes I am ever yours,
Water alley, 1' eh. (. this rainy
Sunday night wo will try to Jot down a
few items for the Herald, hoping they
may interest some one of the Herald's
There was an interesting prayer
meeting at Alexander this afternoon,
conducted by Mr. A. C. Letsinger.
Sunday-school at the Methodist
Church on Sunday morning, beginning
at 10 o'clock. Preaching at 11 o'clock by
the pastor, Rev. N. B. S. Owing.
Mr. James Evans is still quite sick.
We trust he may be restored back to
Mr. Dallas Huteheson, we are glad to
sav, is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. David Booker, of Frank
lin, are visiting in our midst.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wooddy, of
Snow creek, were visiting in our midst
Mr. Bob Pigg and wife visited rela
tives on Lick creek recently.
Mr. Will Booker is smiling oyer the
arrival of a wee little miss at'hls home.
Messrs. Will and John Huteheson, of
Snow creek, were the guests of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Hutehe
son, last week.
The ladies are making up money to
buy a new carpet for the Methodist
Church. "Orestra" wishes to thank her
friends for contributing so generously
and willingly. Pe iple full of religion
are always ready to help furnish their
Sharp's Corner, Feb. 7. After
several weeks of silence, I come with a
few more lines for the Herald.
The cold wave was quite unexpected
Mr. Lee Xeeley and wife and little
Herbert, of this place, are visiting rela
tives and friends in Marshall county.
We are sorry to hear of the illness of
Mr. Bob 'Jones. Hope be may soon be
Messrs. Pomp and Nillis Jones have
gone to Obion county to remain until
Mr. Charley Jackson, of this place,
has gone to selling fruit trees for a tirm
Bro. Sam Senell filled his regnlar ap
pointment at this place to-day. He will
preach for ns the 4th Sunday" in March
at 11 o'clock. ' Amanda.
(Continued to Seventh Page.)
For Infants and Children.
Highest of all in Leavening Tower.
WHAT 0UH LIGHTS COST.
Figures Show That a Misapprehension
Table Stating We I'ay Hut "0 Is Away
Off All EHtiitiateg Show That I lie l'rli'u
I Over 100Tlie i:iKht FIKtire Nmrer
131 One Contract OiiUldo at Wild.
Decatur, 111., Morning Keview.
A few days ago an extract from
the American Land and Title Regis
ter showing the relative cost of light
ing plants under private ownership
and public ownership was pub
lished. That showed Decatur as
paying only $50 a year for each of its
arc lights and it showed that of
twenty cities owning their plants all
but one pay less for lights than anv
one of eighteen cities that rent their
lights. A slight investigation lias
shown these figures to be grossly in
accurate. They are utterly worth
less as statistics. They show that
cities owning their plants pay about
half as much for lights as cities that
do not own but rent them. That Is
The figures seemed at first dance
to be accurate because it has been
frequently stated that our lights
cost us only about $60 each a year.
This statement also proves to bo
In the first place Decatur is now
actually payingsomething like $110
a year for each of its KM' lights in
use. The system of bookkeeping in
use in the clerk's oflice doos not
show it, but the figures on file there
show it. Some time ago Professor
Hernia of Chicago university was
here looking up the cost of lights
and he found that Decatur was pav
ing about $100 a year for each light.
Only last week a representative of
the Uushville, Iud., city council was
here for the same purpose. He has
been to dozens of cities to compare
the cost of public and private light
ing, lie put in considerable tune
ascertaining the cost of each light to
the city and round that it was $107 a
year, lie saiu the city was fortu
nate In the location of its plant or
its lights would cost much more
than they do. Few cities can make
light as cheaply as Decatur does.
This gentleman said further that
his investigations had convinced
him that it was better for a city to
buy its lights than to make it, and
he was going to recommend that his
city do that. He is a business man
there, the head of a large manufac
turing enterprise, and clearly one
whose judgment would be of value.
What Wn Pay Out.
The reason the exact cost of our
lights is not to Do ascertained at a
glance is that the cost of operating
the light plant is so intermingled
with the cost of operating the water
works that considerable work is
necessary to separate the items. An
accurate separation is almost im
possible, because so many things
that go to make up the cost of the
lights are charged to the waterworks
In the fiscal year ending April 130.
1894, the city's light account showed
the following charges:
Salary lineman and assistant 11.782
Carbons, wire, globes Ml
Freight amldrayage .rw
Oenernl Kxpense 1 17
Armature ami repairs Oil
Total . IS.iww
Now it might be concluded that
that was the cost of the lights for a
year and that as we have 108 lights
the cost of each light was something
like $05 a year. It was barely half
the cost, however.
Two items in the above table
should be omitted. Those are $(!00
for poles and $011 for an armature.
They should come under the head of
investment. Leaving them out we
have an annual outlay of $5,4o8 for
( barte That Should He Made.
But no charge is made there for
attendance. It costs something to
have men to run those machines.
Of course the same men who run the
light plant run the waterworks, but
if no light plants were there two
men might be dispensed with.
Estimating attendance at $125 a
month we have an annual outlay of
$1,500. Many items of repairs and
other work on building and ma
chinery are charged to the water
works account that should be placed
to the cost of lights. It is estimated
that at least $1,000 a year is spent
No account is made of deprecia
tion of plant. A conservative esti
mate places t lie total cost of . our
plant at $50,000. That is low enough,
because the plant ha bn rebuilt
throughout. There are the towers,
the miles on miles of wire, the poles,
the engines, boilers, building, lamps,
dynamos and other apparatus. City
oillcials who made a rough summing
up and electricians who made calcu
lations from what they know other
plants to have cost, say ."si,ooo is a
It is estimated that the wear ami
tear, the depreciation of a plant, is
fully 5 per cent. This covers the cost
of a new armature or a new dynamo
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
once in a while, or 100 poles. Say 5
per cent, then for depreciation, and
we find the city paying out $2,600 a
year for that. '
The city has $."i0,000 invested there.
The city must pay for its money
inst as anv one else dues. It eiinmir.
j bold it free of cost. Say it paid .
I only 4 per cent, for its money, it
would be paying $2,000 a year for in
These items of expense are act
ually incurred by the city of Deca-,
tur. They make the total cost of
our plant, even as now operated as
Kxpciisci charged to uceount ..I.V
Ither expenses 1,(M
The cost therefore of each of the
103 lights is about $121 a year.
Kilt Tlii In Not All.
Even the figures given do
elude all the charges that a
co"poration would have to make. In
the first place, no private corpora
tion could figure on interest at 4 per
cent. Neither could it get water for
nothing, as.the city does. It would
have to pay fully $200 a year for
that, and perhaps inure. A private
corporation would also calculate
something for taxes, insurance, su
perintendencies, keeping accounts,
and getting ideas for improving the
plant, all of wliicn the city gets, as
the plant is now operated, but all of
which is charged to some other fund.
Getting the actual cost of the plant,
therefore, would require the ad
dition of considerable to the figures
here given of $121 a year for each
In comparing the cost of our light
with the cost of light in other cities
it should be re membered that our
lights are on only on "dark nights,"
which means nights when the moon
does not shine, whether because of
clouds or because it is the dark of
the moon. Some cities have to pay
much more for coal than we do, and
other cities have lights on every
night, moon or no moon. It
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A Til EN. ELM A'OTES.
Tho Sarah Davis Literary Society
held one of its Inteiesting semi-monthly
meetings in the drawing room on
last Saturday evening. The business
part of the program was very properly
conducted, in strict accordance with
parliamentary rul'S. The literary
features were as usual, very pleasing.
Miss Sullie Childress presided us Pres
ident and Miss M ary .Moore as Secre
tary. Mrs. Alice Smith was very much
missed from the primary department
during her absence last week. The
little people were delighted over her re
turn, although Miss Lillian became
very popular as a teacher while tilling
The death of Miss Mary Spencer
whieli occurred at her home last week,
recalls to her many friends tho years
when she was an eiTieient and beloved
teacher of the Alhemeum. During the
childhood of ('apt. It. D. Smith, Dr. W.
A. Smith and Mr. K II. Smith she oc
cupied a position in the department of
English, and they remember her with
great reverence and tenderness.
The Atheiiieuin Club were entertain
ed last Friday evening by ('apt. Smith,
assisted by Miss Helen Smith and Mr.
F. (1. Smith. "Buddhism'' was ex
pounded by Capt. Smith as leader, who
gave the history of the occult belief in
a most concise ami interesting manner.
During the evening MissOrmagh Arm
strong favored the audience with a
number of exquisite vocal selections,
which where highly enjoyed. The next
meeting of the Club will be held with
Mr. J. C. Dexter.
The young ladies of the boarding
family 'will he entertained by the
Athena-urn Club this evening at H
The accident to little Clinton Whit
thorne on Monday afternoon is very
painful news to his many friends at
school. His arm was broken in two
places, but we are glad to report him
doing well under the physicians care.
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