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COMMENCEMENT OVER
AT MARION INSTITUTE
Dr. W. E. Evins of Chicago Delivers Address to Graduates Yes
terday—Senior Dinner Well Attended—Murial Tab
let Unveiled to the Late Col. J. T. Murfee,
Founder of the Institute
By CHARIiKS B. CARTKR
• . •
D11. W. E. EVINS
Of riiloflKo, who delivered addreaaeM to graduate at Marlou Inwlltute yesterday.
Marion, May 20.— (Special.)—The
Junior-senior debate at Marlon institute
last night resulted in a decision in fa
vor of the seniors; the award for the
best speaker was given to J. C. Locke,
the second place to Wyatt Rushton and
the third place to M. F. Lusk.
The final exercises of the institute
were held in the chapel this morning,
the address to the graduates was made
by Dr. W. E. EvlnS of Chicago.
The graduates in the general course
are J. H. Pope, C. P. Howze, J. W.
Milner and R. B. Gwathmey.
In the art course the graduates are
R. E. Campbell. R. A. Johnston, II. M.
Loveldce, E. I. McMillan, T. M. Owens,
Jr., Wyatt Rushton, W. M. Russell, E.
D. Shivers, Jr., and II. R. Williams.
The science course incukles R. T.
Fowen,- R. E. Campbell, H. If. Frazier,
W. W. Goode, T. B. Hill. R. A. John
ston, H. M. Lovelace, E. L. McMillan,
R. W. Murphy, Trvin Pope, Jr.; E. B.
RodwclJ, W. M. Russell, U. G. Vinson
and r|Sp. Yeatman.
In {lie business course are H. W.
Agricola, L. S. Fuller, M. B. Nesmith
and J. A. Reeder.
The army and navy course at Anna
polis graduates are S. .1. Bartlett, Wil
lett Elmore. J. C. Gathering, L. L.
Glover and R. L. Johnson.
A large number of medals were given
for honors as well as distinctions v
on the athletic field. • that
, *. ost of Chicago had been s«
as assistant secretary of the de
prospects are Jf’1** Anthony A. earn
ing attendance at il".'*'list t_. on:*""
The senior dinner at 1 o'clock this
afternoon was attended by the 22 grad
uates and an equal number of young
ladles from Judson college. This was
one of the most pleasant social features
In connection with the institute's final
txercises.
■ Tb« erection of the James Thomas
Murfee memorial building , at Marion
institute will be under way before the
close of the present year, from the in
terest being shown in this gift and
tlie very material growth of the insti
tute during the past two years, atten
tion has been drawn to the school from
all portions of the country. Every
I young man who took the army and navy
course this year has passed a success
ful examination at. Annapilis, this
alone being a testimonial of much
worth, when It is taken into considera
tion that of the total number of young
men who stood examinations for entry
to the Naval academy less than .10 per
cent were successful, and among the
latter were a number of Marion in
stitute boys.
At a meeting of alumni of the Marion
institute held today, in which a number
of out of town members were present,
an alumni association was formed, with
It. .1. Goode of Gastonburg as presi
dent. A. W. Stewart of Marion vice
president and T. Carter of Meridian
as secretary and treasurer. A special
committee was appointed to work dur
ing the next year for the banquet to
be held in May, 1914, in which an ef
fort will he made to secure the atten
dance of not less than 250 members of
the alumni classes.
The Murial tablet erected to the mem
ory of the late Col. James Thomas Mur
fee. founder and first president of
Marion institute, was unveiled this
morning, the address being made bv
It. l'\ Ellis of Orrville, who spoke brief
ly of his early association with Col.
Murfee in the work of Howard college.
Marion institute and Judson college,
* "Vd of the closer relations with this dls
JJ* Jguished educator in the later years
^ 1 his life.
Marriage License Refused
Anniston, May 20. —i Special.)— Cliff
Clunn. the young -white man who was
arrested on a charge ol' kidnapping .Mon
day before he had "stolen" the 15-year
old daughter of \v. F. McFarland," has
made peace with the parents of the
hride-to-he, but he has been refused a
license to marry on account of th age
of the young woman. H is said, how
ever, that he has secured a license in
an adjoining county.
THIRTY-SIX YOUNG WOMEN AWARDED
DIPLOMAS AT MONTEVALLO TUESDAY
Commencement Exercises Draw to Close With Masterful Baccalaureate Address Delivered By
Marion L. Brittain, State Superintendent of Schools of Georgia—Seniors Present
Handsome Gift to Their Alma Mater
By R A 1.1*11 B. MI VEH
THE GIIADIWTIXG (IASS OF THE ALABAMA GIRLS* TE( HNK AL IXSTITITE \T AIONTEA A 1.1.0
Ruby Hawthorne A1 verson, Coal City; Emma Cordelia Avant, Tallassee; Martha Victoria .Want, Tallas
see; Elizabeth Shortridge Bradfleid. Tuscaloosa: Ruth Carlisle, Village Springs: Bianca Coeciola, Birmingham;
Mariglen Cornelius. Gadsden; Edwina Donnelly. Billingsley; Katie Florence Dowling, Ozark; Lola Bernice Farr,
Bessemer; Lola Hayes Flowers. Elba; Ive Myrtle de Freese, Piedmont; Elizabeth Gentry, Tuskegee; llu Dean
Griffin, .Jasper; Fannie Pearl Grimes, Elba; Ellie Beatrice Hineaiey, Acton; Willie Fred Kelley. Headland; Re
becca Krentzman, West Blocton; Edna Iveslie Loatherwood, Braggs; Ruth Maude Lindsay. Headland; Vera Roso
Massey, Wellington; Ellen Frances Kerl, Newlnnd; Lucy Wathall McCrary, Greensboro. Susie Lee McCrary,
Greensboro; Nancy Margaret McMillan, Columbiana: Teresa Wallace Neely, Orrville; Elaine Goodale Parker,
Billingsley; Lois Evelyn Parker. Beatrice; Mattie Rae Potter, Girard; Carrie Emma Prult. Tallassee. Rebecca
Elizabeth Sandlin. Alexander City: Blanche Electa Smartt, Five Points: Katie Belle Stallworth, Beatrice; Nancy
Orrie Stitt, Wehadkee; Esther Thompson, Wadley; Clarice White, Columbiana, and Clare Lucil. Tow. Pino Hill.
Montevallo, May 20.—(Special.)—With a
masterful baccalaureate address by
Marion Luther Brittain, state superin
tendent of schools of Georgia and presi
dent of the Southern Educational asso
ciation. the commencement exercises at
the Alabama Girls’ Technical institute
came to a close today after Dr. Thdmas
\\ averly Palmer, president of the insti
tution, awarded diplomas to the 36 grad
uates.
Mr. Brittain’s address was entitled
"Literature and Life," and was a master
ful effort, showing the development of
the place which woman has held in so
ciety since history began. In connec
tion with the programme there were sev
eral musical features which were of ex
ceptional merit. They included a piano
sclo, the "Pilgrim’s Chorus" from Tann
hauser; a piano duet, "Romance, Valse,
Palonaise," by Arensky, and three songs
by the school, "God of the Nation,” from
II Trovatore; "Soldiers’ Chorus,” from
Faust, and the graduation song. At the
conclusion of the regular programme
President Palmer called upon Sol. D.
Bloch, one of the trustees of the school
and a prominent citizen. Mr. Bloch was
introduced as "the man who conceived
the idea of the A. G. T. I.,’’ and made
a few very optimistic and pleasing re
marks about the wonderful growth of
the institution and the rosy future that
stretched ahead.
Dr. Palmer introduced Mr. Brittain with
the statement that Alabama owed much
to Georgia and was now put under new
obligations by the presence here of the
distinguished head of her school system.*
Mr. Brittain is a middle-aged man with
a pleasing personality, and began his ad
dress by telling a humorous story. He
then launched into his tracing of the
development of woman.
The Development of Woman
‘Greece has been the world's school
master. In a certain sense,'' -he said,
‘and yet we find that In the days of
Greece and the great men she produced
that woman's place was very inferior
compared to that of her brother man.
Woman in those days was largely a slave
and a plaything and was treated and
considered as such.
"In the fulness of time, however, there
came a change. In an obscure corner
of the world’s greatest empire a teacher
appeared. Jesus of Nazareth. From that
time on the place of woman in the world
steadily has developed until today she
stands beside her brother an equal In
every mental and bodily sphere. The
three important doctrines taught by
Jesus were the fatherhood of God, the
brotherhood of man, and that woman
was not a plaything or a slave of man,
but of equal stature with her brother.
"And Jesus was so recognized by the
women of the w’Qrld. Sad as may seem,
some of the discourtesies and insults paid
to the Son of God on this earth, yet not
a single Instance remains In history of
such an insult ever being paid by a
woman.”
The speaker here took up the work of
different authors of different ages, show
ing by the character of their heroines
how the gradual development and change
came about In woman’s life, mentioning
such authors as Bocaccio and Margaret
of Nevarre, Dickens, Thackeray, George
Eliot, Shakespeare and others.
An Appeal for the Child
Mr. Brittain closed his address with a
remarkable appeal for the child. “With
this increasing power of woman,” lie
said, "there has entered into the field a
new' Richmond. In the olden times the
child had to take his chances and, like
the weak and helpless of all ages it suf
fered many wrongs. But the world today
lias accepted child study as a recogni^d
branch of science. There is a public sen
timent in its favor and it Is constantly*
growing. Many stalep of our union have
passed stringent laws in the endeavor to
force a fair chance for those in the for
mative period of life. We have only a
few states remaining where a parent is
still permitted to maim a child’s life and
keep it in the darkness of illiteracy end
ignorance through promptings of selfis)^
greed or besotted stupidity. Christianity
and patriotism will not suffer long this
condition. Before lor.g the advocates of
compulsory education law’s are sure to
gain the day. The great heart of the
world is more and more attuned in sym
pathy w’fth the chtldien w’ho are not in
the schools."
seniors Present (lift
When Dr. Palmer arose he announced
that two iHige lights and posts had o -en
presented to the scnoot py the senior!
Which were graduating and that they
would be erected In front of the main en
trance lo the large dormitory. "This Is
the seventeentli comieencement of this in
stitution." stated iho president. “In the
17 years that have inssed since the tl-st
buildings were erected here, the school
has met and overcome many difficulties.
It has grown by the .ITnrts of its strug
gles and there now lies before It a future
over- which none can help but be opttn.is
tic.
'Seventeen years from now those of
us who are here now and live that lock
will he able to talk of the small school
that was here in 191?,. I am no prop he .
hut T <an see in the future ijreat thins
for this institution. The governor appre
ciates the work heinr* done here and he
has announced that he will be able to g'vei
us some more monov for new class rooms
and academic buildings within the near
future. He has stated that at least a
part of the money recently appropriated
by the legislature can be turned loose and
that in the mean time we can go ahead
and prepare preliminary plans for a new
school building.
“This institute began with the right
idea. It does not grant degrees, hut gives
diplomas to its graduates, showing the
technical knowledge they have obtained.
It has never flown under the colors of
any college. It is nol a college; it i.' a
school. Our one and sole aim is to secure
and maitain practical results and not to
grant worthless degrees."
Graduates Awarded Diplomas
The president then turned to the grad
uatlng class, stating that under his au
thority as president ot the institution he
declared them graduates of the Alabama
Girls’ Technical institute, and as their
names w?ere called the gills were given
their diplomas.
“The state of Alabama stands ready p>
welcome here to this institution the youn.;
womanhood of her aoi!,’’ said Mr. Blocl .
"It matters not as to their creed or set t
They are welcome here t«» partake of that
knowledge and learn big which will make
them better women nd better fit them
for the life upon which they are entering.
We hear much today of this suffragette
talk. And I have n*»t a doubt but what
in time the women of Alabama will se
cure the franchise; hut r do not believe
they want it now. They first need the
learning and knowledge such as can be
given them by the Alabama Girls’ Indus
trial Institute, and then they will he fitted
for the franchise if they desire it. Th?
school has passed through the dark day.*
of its history; the bright ones are com
ing now. The governor’s heart is here
and he is going to d-> all he can to heir
us. Within another year or so I am con
fident these old shacks which are now
used for class rooms will he replaced.
They have served their purpose, hut they
are of no use now."
TO JEFFERSON DAVIS
I -
Tag Day Will be Conducted
for Purpose at Chatta
nooga May 28
Louisville, Kv., May 20.—fSpeeiai.)—A
“tag day" will be conducted on Wednes
day, May 2S, at Chattanooga, during the
reunion, by the Jefferson Davis Home
association, the proceeds to be added to
the fund for building a memorial to Jef
ferson Davis at his birthplace in Ken
tucky. The Davis farm, comprising about
19 acres, has already been purchased and
paid for by the association from con
tributions of the southern people. Com
mander-ln-Chief Gen. Bennett H. jfoung ]
Is president of the association, S. A.
Cunningham, vice president, and Capt.
John H. Leathers of Louisville, treas
urer.
Miss Anna Atkinson of Louisville will
be tag manager and will need the assist
ance of quite a number of lady volun
teers, who will be willing to help tag,
gratis. Those who will be visiting the
reunion and who wish to he included
in this patriotic work are requested to
call at the association headquarters in
the lobby of the Hotel Patten on the
date mentioned. A very pleasant and
successful day is anticipated by the
i workers.
To Congratulate Emperor
New York, May 2(>.-Jacob M. Schmirt
lapp of Cincinnati and Robert S. Bookins
of St. Louis will be members of the del
egation headed by Andrew Carnegie that
will go to Berlin next, month to present
to Emperor William an address of con
gratulations on the completion of 35 years
of peaceful reign, die address has been
signed bv the presidents of 42 national
associations of International conciliation
Baptists to Convene
Detroit, May 30.—'Tne Northern Baptist
convention, representing 2.500,000 members
of that denomination in this country, will
convene here tomorrow to remain in ses
sion about eight doyv. More than 2000
delegates will attend the convention, it
is said:
In the Midst of the Game
From the aKnsas City Journal.
"What's do matter wld Jimmy?”
•‘Aw. tie feels disgraced for life.”
"How's dat?”
"Ills mudder come out yesterday and
took him home right ofT second base."
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Several Miles of Grading
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is Building Southward
Alexander City, May 20.—With the new
railroad, which is now under construc
tion by a large corps of hands, several
miles of the grading already done, the
right-of-way secured, 20 cars of Iron
already laid down, the road having passed
the stages of any questions, Alexander
City continues to gather around her
greater industrial life and growing pros
perity.
This railroad now under construction
makes its first stop at Benson, an in
land town 16 miles south from Alexan
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expected for this rood to soon move
on to Electric, 12 miles further, and from
this point it must evidently extend to
either connect with the Western of Al
abama railway or make a direct line
into Montgomery. Parties connected wltn
the building and construction of this
road arc reported as saying the cars ,
will be moving on the line within less
time than six months.
Theirs anti Then Some
A city woman who recently passed a
few days at a farm bought some poultry
from the farmer with a view to providing
fresh eggs for breakfast every morning.
She sent them to town by a messenger,
at the same time dispatching a note to
her husband, telling him to look out lor
the consignment. Her husband, on reach
ing bis home that night, asked if the
poultry had arrived. He was informed
that it had. but, explained the servant,
he had carelessly left the basement door
open and all the chickens had escaped.
A fowl hunt was immediately organized.
The next day the husband, meeting his
wife on her return, exclaimed: “A nice
time I had with your poultry. I spent
three hours and only found 10.”
“You may consider yourself lucky,
then,”* replied his wife, “for I bought
only six.”
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