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J VOL XIX No. 114 COLUMBUS, MISS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY JS. 111 4. i i n i ..v.; tu leaf i f I I m-J mmy t.s TVEI1TY-IUNTH ANNUAL I, I. AND C. Commencement Exerc i s e s Will Be Inaugurated This Evening. SEVENTY WILL RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Baccalaureate Sermon Will Be Delivered by Dr. De ment of Kentucky. NORMAL WILL BE6IN ON JUNE I Summer School Will Be in Ses ion in This City For Several Weeks. The twenty-ninth annual ses sion, one of the most successful in the history of the Industrial Institute and College, will come to an end next Monday morning when seventy students will re ceive diplomas. Commencement exercises will be inaugurated in the college chapel this evening at 8:30 o'clock, when Miss Eva Eatman, of Grenada, will give her senior , voice recital. Class day exercises will be held on the campus Friday morn ing, at which time the planting of ivy and other class exercises will be held. In the evening beginning at 8:30 o'clock the seniors will present in open air the class play, "Sherwood." Saturday is to be industrial ex hibition day, and exhibits from the various industrial depart ments will be on display from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. On Saturday evening: the annual concert of the Bach Society will be given. Sunday morning, in the col lege chapwl, tko baooaluureato sermon will be delivered by Dr. D. H. Dement, head of the Sun day School Training Department of the Baptist Seminary at Louisville, Ky. At 8:30 p. m. Dr. Dement will preach before the Y. W. C. A. The regular graduation exer cises will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morning, at which time the diplomas will be delivered. On June 8 the summer normal and college pregaratory school , will begin. The normal for pub lic school teachers will last only four weeks, but the preparatory school for students who wish to do high school work or enter the Freshman class at the I. I. and C, will continue for eight weeks. Quite a number of teachers and students from over the 6tate will be here to attend both the normal and preparatory school. Editor Brown Succumbs. Jackson, May 26. Advices reaching here this morning con veys news of the death yesterday at Guntown of George B.Brown, editor of the Guntown Hot Times andjone of the best known men in the state connected with the weekly press. Niagara Falls., Ont., May 26. Substantial agreements in many of the points involved in the mediation conference has been reached by the American and Mexican delegates. The discussion today covered actual terms and details of many of the things deemed necessary to the pacification of Mexico. The mediators and the opposing delegates w re decidedly opti mistic An ':.rly agreeme.it is looked for. Tie turn in the proceedings from apoint wrvreit seemed as if the hnd problem might cause serious embarrass- th treatment of some of the delicate issues involved, came BASIS FOR PEACEFUL SOLUTION of no SESSION OF WILL CLOSE MONDAY FORMER COUS PASTOR CONOUGTIKS REVIVAL HERE Two Services a Day at Cumber land Presbyterian Church Dy Rev. J. B. Oakley. Rev. J. B. Oakley, who was once pastor in this city is here in a revival meeting. Mr. Oakley's friends in Columbus are among all classes of people and in all the churches. He once assisted in a tent meeting here and made a fine impression on all the people. Mr. Oakley comes from Jack- M 1 son, ienn., where ne has uvea for four years He lately con- ducted a revival in Lebanon, Tenn,. where there were a num ber of additions to the church. He is a graduate of Cumberland University and has been exceed ingly successful m the evange listic field. Mr. Oakley preaches every af ternoon at 3 o'clock and every night at 7:30 o'clock. He pro mises all who come a good time religiously and will notdetainany- one with a long tiresome service. The public is cordially invited to give its cooperation in these efforts. LOCAL WOODMEN TO HONOR THEIR OEGEASEO MEMBERS Annual Memorial Exercises to Be Held at Friendship Cemetery Sunday. The r.nnual memorial exer- cifeH which are observed by Woodmen of the World through out the United States, will occur next Sunday, and a special pro gram has been arranged by the members of Queen City Camp No. 23. Exercises will be held at Friendship cemetery, begin ning at 3:30 o'clock and a special program has been arranged. The memorial address will be made by Rev. W. L Duren, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the adopted ritual poem will be delivered by Mr. Hollis Imes, a member of the graduating class at the Franklin Academy. The musical pro gram will be in charge of Mrs. B. K. Sessums. Each monument erected during the past year will be unveiled. The members of the "local camp will assemble at Woodmen Hall at 3 o'clock, and after forming a procession will pro ceed to Friendship cemetery. Mr. W. E. Waring is spending the week in Greenville, repre senting DeMolay Commandery No. 8, at the State Conclave which is being held in that city. Mr. R. A. Carson, one of the grand officers is in attendance. 1 IS REACHED after a conference between the mediators and the American delegates. The situation was summed up in the following an nouncement by Justice Lamar, upon the authority of the med iators: "We have begun to discuss the actual terms and details of i plan of pacification. On a num ber of them we find ourselves substantially agreed. Others are still under discussion and as to them there has been no dis agreement It would, of course, be improper for us to specify the particular points we have dis- ..-..-l - W - , ...... , kuwwl UAU MttlCJI W( have agreed, or argue further." those we will H. 109 HIS onmoniin High School Students Com pete for Honors in Decla mation Contest E Contest Was Held at Columbus Theatre Monday Evening Musical Program Enjoyed. The oratorical contest between several young men of Franklin Academy High School was held on Monday evening. Mr. Robert Jacob wa3 winner of the medal which was given by the Board of School Directors. Mr. Jacob selected as his subject, "Regulus to the Carthaginians," and his rendition of this diflicult selee tion was superb. No one who heard him can doubt his ability as a speaker. The winner deserves special credit in that all the other speak ers acquitted themselves in praiseworthy style. Mr. Beverly Eggleston spoke, "LordChathom on the American involution; Mr. Sam Ashmore, "Robespiere's Last Speech;" Mr. Grady Eu banks, "Emmett's Vindication;" Mr. Hollis Imes. "Spartacus to the Gladiators," and Mr. Byron Loving, "Murder Will Out" Besides the oratorical contest an enjoyable musical program was given. Miss Anna Terrell Hamilton and Mrs. Ike Simons delighted the audience with vo-1 cal solos, while selections by a quartet composed of Messrs. W. i Smith, J.Smith, W. G. Zwingle'. and E. Mustin called forth lengthy arlau,e. The program wa3 well render-1 ed and reflected credit not only on the young men speakers but upon the whole High School. Fire on U. S. Troops. Trinidad, Col., May 2G. For the first time since they asr umed control in the strike districts of the Colorado coal fields, the United States troops were fired on last night, The shooting, it was learned today, occurred at a miners' camp at Segundo, near Trinidad, where 20 shots were fired at a patrol from a hillside overlooking the camp, after a trooper, who had dodged a mis sile thrown at him through a window, answered a shot fired at him from the darkness. Col. Lockett, commanding the Federal troops, would make no comment relative to the shoot ing. Class Day Exercises. The class day exercises which were held at franklin High School on Monday were very sweet and impressive. The first number on the pro gram was the high school song, which was sung by the senior class. Following this was a prayer and an instructive talk by Rev. W. S. Slack. Mr. Hollis Imes read a touching, as well as an appropriate poem. Miss Llurlyne Crocker gave an enter taining piano solo, while Mr. John Iacoponelli, Mr. Jacob and Mrs. Sessums from the Princess Orchestra played several beauti ful selections. Miss Jessie Adams, the class prophet, fore told amusing and interesting future event3 for the class mem bers. Austin to Oppose McCooL Philadelphia. Miss., May 23. Hon. H. L. Austin, a prominent and successful attorney of Phila delphia, Miss., is a candidate for chancery judge of the sixth chan cery court district. Hi3 opponent h Chancellor Ja. McCool, of Kos ciusko Miss., who has been in of fice nearly 12 years. A lively Mlid iiilerriiii corneal is antic pated by all who know Mr. Austin. COLLEGE SEHIORS II PBESEfIT PLAY "Sherwood" Will Be Given on College Campus Fri day Evening. CAST IS IDIT LARGE ONE Robinhood and Other Famous Characters Will be Portrayed at L L and C A feature of the commence ment exercises at the Industrial Institute and College which will be inaugurated this evening, will be the annual senior Dlav which will be presented on the campus Friday evening be ginning at 8:30 o'clock. The famous drama, "Sherwood," will be given. "Sherwood" portrays the ad ventures in the story of the famous Robinhood. Sherwood forest is located a short distance north of. Nottingham, England, and is the scene of the much heard of robbers of the old country. Robinhood, the Sheriff of Nottingham and other well known characters will be por trayed. Many of the college students will be included in the cast, and the play will be presented on the elaborate Jorder that "Joan of Arc" has been given here twice in recent years. Miss Lucile McWilliams. of Meridian, will take the leading role as Robinhood, the Earl of Hunting ton. Miss Anna Terrell Hamil ton, Miss Lillie Eichelberger, Miss Esther Cooper and Mrs. J. L. Walker will be among the Columbus students who will take part. The following is the cast: Robin Hood, Earl of Hunting don Lucile Williams Marion Fits waiter, known as maid Marion, betrothed to Robin Hood..IIermine Jackson Prince John Sophie Alston Sheriff of Nottingham Mary Ethridge Shadow-of-a-Leaf, a fool I... Ethel Cooper Outlaws and followers of Robin Hood- Little John Ida Mae Beasley Friar Tuck Edna Wis ell Will Scarlet.. Lillie Eichelberger Reynold Greenleaf Caroline Bonner Much, the miller's son Harriet Stark Alan-a-Dale A. T. Hamilton Titania, queen of fairies .. Willie Weaver Oberon, king of fairies M. E. Anderson Fitzwalter, father of Maid Marion Ernestine Thomas Widow Scarlet, mother of Will Scarlet Mrs. J. L Walker Queen Elinor, mother of Prince John and Richard Lion Hart. Ruby Wilkins Jenny, maid to Marion Lorine Rush Blondel, King Richard's min strel... Anna Terrell Hamilton King Richard, Coudre Lion... Vivian Cook Puck, a fairy Hallie K. Price Arthus Plantagenet, nephew to Prince John.. Mabel Bridges Prioress of Kirklee Mabel Martin Fairies, merrymen, serfs, peas ants, mercenaries, in abbott, a baron, a novice, nuns, courtiers, soldiers, retainers, etc. Woodmen to Start Campaign. Special Deputy Organizer G. F. D. Neikirk, of tb; Woodmen of the World, r.rrivrd in the city Tuesday, having come to this city to conduct a special dispen sation for a class of one hundred new members, and during the campaign, which will last for about thirty days, candidates will e required to pay a fee of only $') instead of $7.50. the regular initiation fee. A big class introduction will be held while Mr. Neikirk is in th city. I'M 15 STARTED Oil CHURCH ANNEX: Improvements Will Be Made! i on First Methodist Sunday School Rooms. TO ERECTJJEW BUILDING McClanahan and Terry Have Contract to Construct New Class Rooms and Auditorium. A number of improvements are being made at the First Methi dist church, work having been started Monday morning on a handsome annex, several new class rooms and a large audito rium. McClanahan and Terry have the contiact, and they ex pect to have the work completed in about throe months. The annex, which will be erect ed at the rear of church, will be two stories high. The lower floor will be used as a furnace room and three class rooms. The entire second story will probably be known as the Biraca hall. The lower floor of the church now used as a Sunday school room will be torn out and eleven class rooms and an auditorium will be erect ed, and when complet?d will have the appearance something on the order of the First Baptist Church. Manager For Burns is Fined Atlanta, May 26. Daniel S. Lehon, southern manager for William J. Bums, the deUctive, was fined $100 here late todav in the recorder's court and bound over to state courts because of alleged violation of the city laws ordinances and state laws in con nection with an investigation of the case of Lo M. Frank. It was understood tonight that an appeal would be t&ken and the constitutionality of the city ordinances governing the activities of outside detectives would be attacked. It was charged against the detective that he failed to report first to the local police authorities when he began work. Similar cases are pending against five other detectives. Mrs. Scales Painfully Injured. Jackson, Miss., May 20. Mrs. Erie C. Scales, wife of the adjutant-general, was the victim of a peculiar accident Sunday. While walking in her room the strings on one of her shoes be came untied, and with her left foot she stepped on them, the re sult being she was precipitated to the floor, severely spraining an ankle. The injury U very painful, and it is said Mrs. Scales will be con fined to her room for two or three weeks. She recently moved to Jackson with her popular husband from Macon, and the many friends she has already made here will regret to learn of the accident. A. C Anderson Announces. Pwipley, Mis?., May 20. It was positively announced here today inai a. u. Anuerson win De a candidate for Congress in this, the Second district. Mr. Anderson served his first term in the State Legislature in 1900, being then the youngest member of that body. In 190S 1910 he was a member of the House, and in 1911 was elected to the Senate. In 1912 he was elected by the Senate to the po sition of president pro. tern, of that body, and in the same year was elected a delegate to the Raltimore convention from the Second Congressional District. : In 1913 he was elected by the , Senate as a member of the legis llative investigating commit te and by the committee was i:.ct 'ed chairman. Later on he will arrange to speak in all pans of ( the district. IHiOTV-SEVEH GRADUATES OF HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVE THEIR DIPLOMAS BID WHEGK ON U. & 0. IS MRRO'ffli AVERTED Some Unknown Person Places Cross Ties on Track Near Bent Oak. Mobile & Ohio passenger train. No 121, known a? the "Owl," which is due t arrive here at 12:55 a. m., came near being wrecked shortly after 12 o clock Sunday night. Four cross ties were placed be tween two switches west of Bent Oik by some unknown party, and it is supposed that they were put there to wreck No. 131. As the train was nearing the station the attention of Engineer C. F. McCue was called to something on the track, and he quickly ap plied the emergency brake, just in time to prevent a serious ac cident. Detectives have been put to work on the cas and it is thought that the guilty party will 'P;'r of the First Methodist be found in a few days. church, nfu-r which there wa3 a .beautiful clarionet solo by Mr. n , , J"hn Iacaponelli, who was ac- Bankers Daughter at Pr.ncess. ( coinpani.-.l by Mrs. B. K. Ses- Bronson Howard's famous play sums. . and book the "Bankers Daugh-j The diplomas were delivered ter" is the special attraction at by Prof. S. M. Nash, superin the Princess for Friday, 29th. tendent of educatL.i, who in a This big photo-play comes di rect from Loew's Theatre, New York, after a long and very suc cessful run. The settings and costumes are conceded to be the most elaborate seen in any production, and the cast is composed of the big Broadway stars that made the play famous. You are urged not to miss this big masterpiece of love, pathos and humor. The admission will be 10c to all Friday. For full details see the big ad. on another page of this paper. Mrs. A. M. Watson Dies. Mrs. Annie M. Watson, age 78 years, parsed away at the home her nephew, Mr. John K. Laws, of South seventh street on Mon day afternoon, her death result ing from a complication of dis eases. Mrs. Watson wa3 a noble Chris tain woman and wa3 a consistent member of St. Paul's Episcopal church. Besides a number of relatives she leaves many friends to mourn her death. Funeral services were htld from the residence of Mr. Laws Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. S. Slack, and interment took place at Friendship cemetery. The follow ing friends acted as pall bearers: Messrs. Glen Bright, R. J. Gun ter, J. L. Walker, J. B. Cline. A. G. Cook and W. H. Goodson. Miss Annie Bell Ford, of Me ridian. and Miss Lois Myers, of Hattiesburg, will spend com mencement with Mrs. J. C. Hackleman on the Highlands. REMORSEFUL SLAYER LEAPS TO HIS DEATH UNDER Lisle, III, 2ti -Reginald A. Barr, leaving a note declaring that his slaving of his s Aeetheart Florence Bently, at Downer's Grove, three miles from here last. Saturday night, was acci dental, jumped beneath a moving train here early today and was killed. It was his fourth attempt to suicide. In the note he said he tcxk a drug twice in an effort to die be' side the body of hU sweetheart, both time failed. In desperation he next jumped linto a quarry pit but he lit in the stagnant water and "I could n't sink." tid the nte. Tht Exercises Were Held at The Columbus Theatre Last N'ijht. JUDGE R35IS3 DELIVERS - ADDRESS Mr. liobert Jacob Winner of Oratorical Medal Was Valedictorian. MUSICAL SELECTIONS ARE ENJOYED Miss May Gunter and Mr. Byron Loving are Presented Medals for High Grade. 'lhirty-seven students of the Franklin Academy High School received tlxir diolomas last night, when the graduation ex ercises were hell at the Colum bia Theatre. The program opened with an invocation by Rev. W. L. Duren, few words paid quite a compli ment to the graduates. Mr. Robert Jacob, who is con sidered one of the brightest stu dents who ever graduated from the local high school, was vale dictorian. Mr. Jacob had as his subject, "School Spirit," and he delivered his speech in a manner which won for him much applause. A piano solo by Miss May Gun ter, one of the sweet girl grad uates was very much enjoyed. The baccalaureate address was delivered by Judge J. Q. Robins, a prominent attorney of Tupelo, who is well known throughout Mississippi. His talk was a liter ary and oratorical masterpiece, and was listened to with much pleasure by the large audience. The presentation of two med als was made during the eve ning. Miss May Gunter, the beautiful and attractive daugh ter of Hon. and Mrs. W. C. Gun ter, was presented w ith the V. I. Lipscomb Scholarship medal by Dr. J. W. Lipscomb, fcr having made the best average in daily grades during the past session. Mr. Byron Loving, son of Hon. J. W. Loving, was given the Wildie Biliups Morgan medal lor the best grades in history the past year, the presentation hav ing been. made by Mrs. T. B. Franklin, vice-regent of the Mississippi D. A. R.' Mr, F. C. Price, who formerly had charge of the dry good3 de partmtnt at Simon Ioeb and Bro., and w ho now holds a po siii'm in Greenwood, spent Sun- 'day and Monday in Columbus kwith his wife and little son. MOVING TRAIN clothing on his body still was wet when taken from the tracks. The note said that Miss Bent ley was killed when he tried to kiss her. She screamed and he placed his hind over her mouth. In the ensuing struggle they tripped and fell. He believed her neck was broken; anyway, she wa dead. Mr. Davis MeCullough, who has been attending the Chicago College of Medicine anil Surgery, returned home the past week and will spend the summer here with hi.' parents. Dr. and Mrs. J. D, McCuilough.