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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1910.
COLUMBIA: HER CITIZENS HIGH SCHOOL CLOSING Colnmbia, the capital of the County of Maury, is situated about 47 miles soutk of Nashville on the Loni3vllle and Nashville Railroad. The popula tiom is 12,000, of which one-third are colored. Maury County Is prc-eml-aently the garden soot of the world and the Eden of the universe. As to ' its people, they are chivalric and sub stantial, firm believers in industry and education. They are soma of the state's most thrifty people. Many of them own ; beautiful and well-kept homes. The furnishings of these homes show that these folks are on ttie high road of prosperity. The Columbia public schools are the pride of its citizens. The Prin cipal, Prof. J. H. Kelly, is properly . styled the Nestor of education, so far as Columbia and Maury County are concerned. Prof. Kelly has educated more boys and girls than any other teacher in Tennessee, he having Ven in the harness 38 years. Associated with him at this time as subordinates are Prof. R. G. Johnson, Misses Hat tie L. Sargent, Mary E. Bradshaw, Queenie V. Moore, Amanda J Dew, Malinda B. Frierson and Mrs. Annie Kelly Crews. This is a corps of teachers that will do justice to an school room in the state. That they are beloved by pupils and patrons goes without saying. This school had lt closing last Thursday in a verita ble blaze of glory. The occasion will live long in the memory of all who were so fortunate as to be prtsenl. PROGRAM. Music Public School Choir Invocation Rev. J. B. Spratlen Music Public School Choir Opening Address Mrs. Lizzie McConnlco Aniversary Poem. Tune- "Auld Lang Syne." Words by J. H. Kelly, Principal. Oome friends and loved companions all, Umite with us this day, To labor's or duty's call, In cheerfulness obey; Iet naught but kindness swell the breast, Yield no discordant sound, The battle on, let fervent zeal, In yery heart abound. Our mission ever keep in sight, And manfully pursue, Tho' shun the wrong, uphold the right, Keep sacredly in view; Remember too, that God above, Our Father and our Friend, Has kept and blessed us by His love, 0 trust Him to the end. We thank Him as the sourc ? of power, For school and home and friends, TUSKEGEE COMMENCEMENT. One Hundred and Sixty Students Re ceive Diplomas. Tuskegee, May 20. (Special.) The twenty-ninth annual commencement , exercises of Tuskegee Normal and In dustrial Institute began with the com mencement sermon by Dr. S. C. Mitchell, President of the University of South Carolina, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 22. Among the distinguished visitors who took part in the dedication of these buildings were Hon. Seth Low, Presi dent ef the Tuskegee Board of Trus tees, and Robert C. Ogden, President of the Hampton Institute Board, Rev. William G. Wilcox, of New York City a member of the Tuskegee National Committee and a Trustee, Mr. R. O. Simpson of Furman. Ala., and Belton Gilreath, of Birmingham, Trustee of Tusfkegee, and a daughter and grand daughter of the poet, Longfelow. The water system has been develop ed so that three wells are yielding over 100,000 gallons of pure water each per day, and a fourth, superior to eith er of the others, will soon be ready for use. A new brick building has been put up for the electric light plant and a large dynamo capable of lighting the entire grounds and buildings has been installed. It has been a year of work, building, tree planting and sodding. By means of terraces nicely sodded where once were continual washes there is now beautiful green grass. The old agricultural building is now used as a commissary sales and store rooms with dormitories above the first floor. Students Number 1,698. The total number of students en rolled this year is 1,698. This does not Include those enrolled in the kind ergarten, Children's house or the uear ly 200 in the Tuskegee town night school and Tuskegee cooking Golnmbla. the canital of thp PmintvlWe bless and nmisp tilm tnr- , We Wess and praise Him for this hour, Which He in mercy sends. O treasure well within the heart, The mem'ries of the past, Permit them never to depart, So long as life shall last. Among those recollections dear, Are thoughts of severed ones, PROF. J. H. Who has served Thirty-eight years as Schools Who now in sacred mansions clear. Rejoice o'er vlct'ries won; Then grant, dear Lord, to give us grace, Sufficient for each day, j inat we with hope the upward iaci, May ever trace our way. "Resistance to British Aggression" '. . Miss Scottie Foster Duet Mrs. Fannie Blair and Miss Ma mie Foster. school. Of the 1,098, 1,137 were boys, 561 girls. They came from thirty-five different States and twenty-one for eign Countries. Alabama furnished ! 618, Georgia the next largest, number 197, Mississippi, 15C. No other State furnishedl 100. Texas came nearest with 89. Africa sent 8. Porto Rico 32, Cuba 15, Jamaica 20, Hayti 4, Central America, 9. The students have paid more than ever this year toward their own sup port. All have paid an entrance fee of $8 in cash and next year will pay $10 entrance fee. The class numbers 112 from the Nor mal Department. Of these 46 receive certificates for finishing some trade. Most of the others received their cer tificates last year or the year before. Fifty-five undergraduates and post graduates received certificates making a total of 107 different persons to re ceive diplomas and certificates. Among their various trades are dairying and the care of stock, truck gardening, fruit growing, farming, foundry work, electrical and steam engineering, brickmasonry, carpentry, shoemaking, blacksmithing, wheel wrighting, floriculture, tailoring, paint ing, harness making, plumbing, saw milling, millinery, matress making and basketry, cooking, nurse training and dressmaking. SUMMER SCHOOL. The State Normal Institute for the colored teachers of West Tennessee will be held in conjunction with the the Lane College Summer School at Jackson, Tenn. According to an nouncements, the session will begin June 13, and continue for four con secutive weeks. President J. F. Lane, A. M.. is making preparations on a large scale for the work, and the In dications are that the attendance will be unusually large. Four weeks spent at this institute will be both pleasant and profitable. , i Pqw, "f i iaper Man (self-made, not made) MiSS L. S. Collin . Mlss Mamie Foster! .iwLLiwu Aiiwncas conversion' Mrs. Emma Dean Short Talks. ! Report of Committees. i , On Obituaries. Mesdames T. i Gordon, E. Kennedy and Miss I McDonald. M. Etta KFiLLY, SR., Teacher and Principal in the Public of Columbia. Selections from Dunbar Mr. Lucius Gilniore On Resolutions. Mrs. M. B. Frier erson, Miss A. J. Dew and Mr. John Irvine. Closing Address. Chorus Public School Choir Announcements. Benediction. Tuesday night, the first and second grades under the guidance of Miss M. E. Bradshaw, Mrs. A. P. Crews and ;Miss Hattie Sargent rendered a most, ! beautiful program to a large and ap- GRAND CHANCELLOR CRAWFORD DELIVERS POWERFUL AD DRESS. Bumis' Hall, coiner of Cedar and McLemore streets, was comfortably filled Sunday afternoon with the mem bers and friends of Stringer Court No. 51. Aside from the address of the Grand Chancellor, several of the members and friends indulged in short speeches mainly in commenda tion of the masterly effort of the speaker of the day. The exercises were opened with a prayer by Prof. Nesbitt, alter which several hymns were sung. Dr. S. S. Caruthers intro duced the Grand Chancellor in a few well-chosen words. After explaning his unavoidable de lay the speaker entered immediately upon the discussion of this theme, "The Christian Principles of Our Or der." For one hour and five minutes the Grand Chancellor held his audi ence almost spellbound. Every phase of charity and benevolence was dis cussed at length. Dr. Crawford gave a beautiful sketch of the history of the Order in this state, lie showed how the Order had come from pover ty to power and importance. In re ferring to the struggles of the Order the speaker was at his best. "Only by united and unselfish endeavor have we been able to make Pythianism the desire of the young manhood of the State of Tennessee," declared the speaker, "and had not those in author ity worked hand in hand for the con servation and preservation of the funds, to-day we would be in a very sad condition to meet the fierce on slaughts of enemies from without and within." Kight Elam, of Fidelity Lodge of East Nashville, made a most interesting talk on the impor tance of unity among the lodges. Among the visitors during the meet ing was Dr. A. M. Townsend, of Ex celsior Lodge. Stringer Lodge was well represented by Knight Northern preclatlve audience at ML Lebanon PnntU-t The annual rhetoricals took place at the school building Wednesday niiornine- Thp attendance of the pa - .rents and general public was very on- cou raging. The industrial exhibit I showed t hat much thought and at- tention had been given in this direc tion. The handiwork of the pupils evinced the fact that this department ------ is determi ned to be a great feature of the school, as it is under the imme- niaie supervision or me faculty wno are very solicitious as to its future The symposium of the week was the graduating exercises Thursday night at St. Paul A. M. E. Church The big auditorium of the buildin? was filled to overflowing. The pro gram rendered was indeed a hlh class one; each participant was given an ovation. The music was superb. The dress and deportment of all were in "keeping with the occasion. The church was luxuriantly deco rated with potted plants and cut flowers, until it resembled a verdant bower of beauty. The City Board of education was represented by J. B. Ashton, president; E. E. Yocst and Judge E. E. Erwin, the latter pre senting the diplomas to the graduat ing class in one of the most beautl jful and sensible addresses we have ever heard. Judge Erwin caught the spirit of the occasion and spoke the sentiments of all the true friends of the Negro race for which he was rapturously applauded. Here is the program: PROURAM. 1 Chorus "Who is the King of Glory?" Public School Choir Invocation Rev. S. L. Howard, Pastor Chorus "Father, Oh Hear Us" .. Public School Choir Oration Prof. B. T. Washington at Charlston, S. C Evans Collins "Industry a Necessity" Miss Lena E. Morton Oration "The Character of Napole on Bonaparte" Alex Dobbins Chorus "March Onward" Public School Choir "Concentration of Energy" Miss Martha S. Goodloe "Heroes" ....Miss Annie P. Williams "Books, the Product of the Ages" Miss Emtma N. Foster Chorus "Praise the Lord" Public School Choir Address Rev. D. S. Collier, City Presentation of Certificates and Di plomas by Representative of the Honored Board of Education- Chorus "Peace be Within Thy Walls" Public School Choir Benediction. CLASS ROLLS. Qrammar Department. Harriet B. Brown, Willie May Ew- ins pininQ n tin, Nannie L. Perry, Fella A. Web- and Dr. Caruthers and others. The meeting, viewed from whatever angle, was an unqualified success and should be an example to other courts to hold these metings to promote a closer relationship between the lodges and courts throughout the city. TENNESSEANS CARRIES OFF THE HONORS AT NORMAL. Normal, Ala., May 30. The an nouncement that members of the Mc Cormick family, of Chicago, had given $17,000 for additional buildings at the Normal, Agricultural and Mechanical College was the principal feature of the first commencement exercises un der the administration of President Walter S. Buchanan, who succeeded the late President William II. Coun cill, the founder of the Institution. The gifts come from Mrs. N. F. Mc Cormick. $12,000 for a new domestic science building, and from Miss Vir ginia McCormick, $5,00.0 for a new hospital. All of the commencement exercises have been of a very high or der. The baccalaureate sermon was preached by Rev. N. E. Wasson, D. D., Huntsvllle, Ala., pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the annual address delivered by Dr. R. C. Judkins, D. D., of Montgom ery, Ala. The graduating class this year num bered 2S from the normal department. Tennessee again carried off the hon ors, the valedictorian being S. F. Har ris, from Bolivar, Tenn., and the sa lutatorian Miss Maggie Maddux, of Nashville. The Alumni Association took steps to rai?e funds for a suitable memorial to the late President Councill and do noted Prof. H. Hopkins, or the Normal Department, as the executive secre tary of the memorial fund. President Buchanan has done a good work this year, and is again placing the institu to that position it once occupied under Prof. Councill. sler, Callie Jackson, Verda P. Dun- nington, Queenie V. Frierson, Italy I. Johnson. Lethia. D. Johnson. Lena H. Martin, Alice R. Wilkes, Willie If. 1 Wade, Charlotte Webster, Bills D. Petty, Marcellus A. Dobbin. High School. Emma W. Foster, Ayerline L. Jack- tun v. 1 uitrui, Jiat KLlA o nnnriw son, Uoloneith A. Vincent, Martha S. iGoodloc, Beatrice Kin. Mrs. Amanda Saunderson Neely is the proprietress in an up-to-date ir.il linery establishment situated on the corner of South Main and East ?th streets. This firm keeps abreast of the times and fashions. It is a dis tinctive Negro enterprise and cacer to the better element of the race. The NashMlle Globe can be found on sale here at all times. J. H. Sanders, 34 E. 11th, is one of the leading dealers in general merchandise. He has a large and growing patronage. He sells every thing. Roy S. Kennedy is the man you want to see when you get hungry. His place at 28 South Main street, and is the only first-class colored res taurant in Columbia. J. F. Mayes conducts a boot and shoe hospital. Mr. Mayes is well known as a very progressive and wide awake citizen. He buys and sells all kinds of foot gear, having at all times a large and varied assortment on hand. One of the oldest grocery establish ments is that of Church and Hunter in Macedonia. They carry a full line of everything that is good to eat. They have a big list of customers. L. G. Lloyd is the College Hill grocer who caters to a flourishing patronage. He has a fine stock of staple and fancy groceries. ' Dr. C. 0. Hunter is the leading physician and surgeon. His office is 13 1-2 Main street. Mr. Hunter's rep utation is not confined to Columbia, but is state-wide. He i3 Grand Medi cal Register of the Odd Fellows, Court of Calanthe and several other organiza tions. Dr. J. C. Shoffner takes care of the teeth of all the peopla His office Is up stairs on the corner of Eighth and S. Main streets. His office furnishings are ample and everything ia (kept in neat and orderly manner. Miss Mary Bradshaw is the Globe agent. She will take your subscrip tions and collect all you owe the pa per. Mrs. J. H. Kelly is our reliable cor respondent. Give her all the news and It will be published. Mr. Andrew J. MortonIsthe onlv first-class undertaker doing business In the county. He is thorouehlv con versant with every detail of the busi ness. The graduating class this year was a representative one, being made up of young people from six states in the Union, and from British Guiana, South America. RICHARD HILL NOr ARY PUBLIC, Real Estate, Loans, Lien, notes bought and sold Will sell you a home like paying rent. Pension Cases a specialty. TELEPHONES Office: Main 1889 Miss one, call the other I Miin 3418 410 1-2 CEDAR ST., NASHVILLE, T Ntf FOR SALE TWO POOL TABLES CHEAP APPLY Oil WHIT 10 TO LAKE YIURFREE . MURFREESBORO, TENN. Lodge Furniture. We are prepared to supply every subor dinate lodge of the A P. & A. M. within the jurisdiction of Tennessee or any other state with beautiful UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS, TA BLES, PEDESTALS, ALTARS and any thing in the line of chairs for the assembly hall that they may be in need of. Our prices are within reach of every lodpe. For further information call or write the Church Supply Department OF THE RATIOS 1L BAPTIST NKLISIMG HOARD 52 3 Sco4 Arcaut, North. Naihvlllt, Ttna