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VOL XlX-No. 115
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Empress of Ireland Goes
Down in the St Law
rence River.
Elaborate Product! on is
Staged in Open Air On
College Campus.
Tenth Annual Convention of ( ir at Injustice is Done Sev-
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frae Association.
Eleven o'Clock by Dr. D. H. Dement of Kentucky.
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Famous Drama Portrayed Fri
day Night at the Industrial
Institute and College.
A notable event in the dra
matic history of the Industrial
Institute and College was the
presentation of "Sherwood" on
Friday evening by the Senior,
class under the direction of Miss
Adeline Stallings, teacher of
oratory at this institution.
Sherwood forest was striking
ly depicted on the campus just
back of the chapel. The large
oaks with their drooping boughs
and hanging moss formed a
picturesque background for the
Elaborate costumes, good mu
sic and conscientious work on
the part of the entire cast made
the evening an overwhelming
This play afforded rare oppor
tunity for emotional work, and
the closing scene with its tragic
ending was very exciting and
brought tears to the audience.
In keeping with the Woodland
background were the troops of
fairies which lent brightness,
romance and charm to a scene
suggesting the days of fairies,
druids and elves when
England" was young.
fnr om-nnA individual nntinn. '
Miss Lucile McWilliams as Robin
Hnml HrmSnp .Wkson
Maid Marion gave splendid in
terpretations of the leading parts.
Shadow-of-a-Leaf, Esther Coop
er, was excellent, as were Friar
Tuck, Edna Wiswell, the fairy
King and Queen played by M.
E. Anderson and Willie Weaver,
contributed greatly to the suc
cess of the production. A beau
tiful feature was the appearance
of the minstrel Blondel, Miss
Anna Terrell Hamilton, who
rode across the stage singing on
a magnificent white horse Wid
ow Scarlet, Mrs. J. L. Walker,
and Will Scarier, Miss Lillie Ei.h
elberger, deserve especial men
tion, as do all others who took
There was a large and enthusi
astic audience to witness this
production and their applause
gave evidence of appreciation.
This play given under the per
sonal direction of Miss Stallings
showed a finish and sureness of
dramatic art rarely attained by
amateurs, and stamped her an
artist in her work.
Governor Earl Brewer and Other
Prominent' Men Here
The board of trustees of the
state educational institutions ar
rived in Columbus Friday after
noon and spent Saturday at the
Industrial Institute and College.
The members of the board left
the city at 4:00 yesterday after
noon for the A. and M. College,
and will later go to the Univer
sity of Mississippi where they
will attend commencement exer
Among the bo lrd that visited
the local college were Governor
Brewer, Judge Rbert Powell of
Jackson: Hon. J. W. Cutror of
Clarksdale; Judge E L. Bi ien 0
Vicksburg; Hon. O. F. Lawrence
of Grenada; Hon. E. M. Ciark
of Natchez, and Hon. T. B.
Franklin of this city.
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Vessel Bound for Liverpool is
Cut Wide Open in
Rimouski, May 29. The twin
screw Canadian Pacific liner En -press
of Ireland, carrying 1,437
persons, sank in the darkness
before dawn today in the St.
Lawrence River near here with a
loss of perhaps 1,000 lives. Eary,
estimates of the dead varied from
700 to more than 1,100.
The Storstad, at first reported
to have more than 390 survivors
on board, has sailed for Quebec
after landing only a handful of
rescued and a number of dead.
Of those saved, crew members
and third class passengers pre
dominated. From the partial
lists available it was evident but
a sprinkling of the first class
passengers were saved. Only
names of those in the cabins ap
peared in the preliminary list of
rescued. They were G. W. G.
Henderson and C. R. Burt, ad
dress unstated, and Walter fen
ton of Manchester, England.
The vessel, from Quebec to Liv
erpool with 77 first, 206 second
and 504 third class passengers,
was cut wide open by the collier
Storstad and sank within twenty
minutes in ninieen iamoms ui
water. Of those saved, the ma
iority appeard to be members of
the crew or from the steerage.
Many were. badly injured and 22
died after being picked up,
The Empress of Ireland was
valued at $2,000,000, and with
her cargo valued at $250,000,
was fully insured.
At low tide today the top of
a til r I
tier funnels couiaoeseen. &ne
13 lying in tne channel, it is
thought by navigators that it
may be possible to raise her. At
present the wreck in a menace to
Wont Ignore Carranza.
Washington, May 29. Mex
ican mediation was discussed at
he Cabinet meeting today and
the administration took a positive
position that the communication
forwarded to the mediators at
Niagara Falls by Gen. Carranza,
chief of the Constitutional for
ces, should be received.
President Wilson announced
0 the cabinet that Gen. Carranza
had addressed a note to the
mediation conference seeking
representation. Details of the
Carranza message were not dis
cussed, but it later was declared
the administration took the view
that the Constitutionalist chief
should not be ignored.
Local Physician Honored.
Dr. W. R. McKinley returned
Thursday evening from Mobile
where he spent several days at
tending the annual meeting of
the Alumni Association of the
School of Medicine of the
University of Alabama. He was
highly honored while away by
being elected president of the
Dr. McKinley was among the
prominent speakers at the meet
ing, having as his subject, "A
Typical Menstruation in Oper
ative Gynecology Cases," and
all of the surgeons Were partic
ularly interested in his address.
Mrs. Ward Richards and little
Mis3 Mary Elizabeth Zwingle are
visiting relatives in Meridian and
The United Charities wiii meet
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock
at the First Methodist chureh.
Twenty-ninth Annual Session Will Close TomorrowExercises Inuaguratcd
Thursday Evening With Voice Recital by Miss Eatman Summer
Normal Will Begin on June 8, Lasting Eight Weeks.
The commencement exercises
of the twenty-ninth annual ses
sion of the Industrial Institute
and College were inaugurated on
last Thursday evening, when a
senior voice recital was given by
Miss Eva Eatman, of Grenada.
The exercises will be concluded
tomorrow morning when seventy
young ladies from over the State
will receive their diplomas.
This morning at 11 o'clock,
Dr. D. H. Dement, head of the
Sunday School Training Depart
ment of the Baptist Seminary at
Louisville, Ky., will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon, and at
8:30 o'clock this evening he will
preach before the members of
the Y. W. C. A.
At 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing the regular graduation exer
cises will take place in the col
lege chapel.
Miss Eatman, who gave her
recital Thursday evening is one
of the most talented young wo
men who ever attended the I. I.
Commencement Exercises Will
Be Inaugurated at That In
stitution Today.
The thirty-fourth annual com
mencement of the Agricultural
and Mechanical College will be
gin this morning at 10 o'clock
and the delivery of diplomas
will be made on next Wednesday.
The following is the program :
May 31.
10 a. m.-Sermon by Dr. T.
W. Lewis, Memphis, Tenn,
8:30 p. m. Sermon before the
Young Men's Christian Associa
tion, by Dr. Lewis.
Monday, June 1 Alumni Day.
10 a. m. Junior Debate for
Alumni Medal,
4:30 p. m. Drill and Regi
mental Parade.
8:30 p. m. Alumni Annual
Address by Dr. B. M. Duggar,
St. Louis, Mo,
Tuesday, June 2 Senior Day.
10 a. m. Addresses by Rep
resentatives of the Senior Class.
Arnold, W. A., The Teacher as
Brien, J. N., The Function of
the Agricultural High School.
Clardy, W. J., Electricity in
the Industrial Development of
the South.
Greer, S. J. , The Maintenance
of Permanent Agriculture.
Jacobs, R. D , The Relation of
Industrial Education to Citizen
ship. Wilkinson. R. E., The Effici
ency Engineer.
Delivery of medals.
8:30 p. m Senior Closs Exer
cises. Wednesday, June 3-Commencement
10 a. m. Annual Address by
Honorable Finis J. Garrett.
Members of Congress, from
Tennessee, Washington, D. C.
Delivery of Diplomas.
Dr. Willie Leigh of Norfolk,
Va.t is spending several weeks in
Columbus with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Leigh
and C She presented a program
which convinced the large audi
ence of her wonderful vocal
Friday was class day and the
program was given at ten o'clock.
The Seniors marched across the
campus with daisy chains to the
steps of the Music Auditorium,
where the program was given.
Miss Lucile McWilliamj, of Me
ridian, made the ' welcome ad
dress. The '14 class song,
"Drink it Down," was given.
Each class sang to the seniors.
The class poet, the class histor
ian and the class prophecy were
next heard. After a song, "Alma
Mater," the senior legacies were
given as follows: Class of '14
willed their song, dump cart and
"Jerry" to the sicr class of
'16; their collars to sister class,
"the preps;" the row in the din
ing room to the Juniors, and a
big stick of red candy to the
Friday evening, "Sherwood,"
Date for the Presentation of Ar
guments Will Be Known
Atlanta, Ga., May 28. The
bill of exceptions in support of
the extraordinary motion for a
new trial for Leo M. Frank, un
der sentence of death for the
murder of Mary Phagan, a fac
tory girl, was signed here today
by Judge Ben H. Hill of the Ful
ton County Superior Court. Im
mediately after the bill was
signed it was forwarded to the
supreme court. The date for
presentation of arguments on
the extraordinary motion will be
set for later.
On request of Solicitor General
Hugh M. Dorsey. Judge Hill to
day passed the hearing on the
motion to set aside the verdict
against Frank until Friday, June
5. It is the claim of the defense
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in aiirtnnpr r f thin !l l .
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Frank s const.tut.onal rights
were violated when the verdict
which pronounced him guilty of
the factory girls murder was re
turned during his absence from
the courtroom.
Vitagraph Day at Princess.
The attraction at the Princess
for tomorrow, Monday June 1st,
is an unusually good one.
' Her Big Scoop," a big 2 reel
Vitagraph feature with Maurice
CoFtello, Mary Charleson, Rich
ard Leslie, Jane Fearnley and a
big supporting cast. A Start
ling story, it leads to a very in
teresting love affair, and pleas
ing results.
John Bunny and Flora Finch,
in one of those Vitagraph laugh
producers, and on the same pro
gram, "Stung," a Kalem comedy
featunng Ruth Roland, the Ka
lem girl.
The above ia a great program.
r ir m.
wjmeoui wonaay aiternoon or
night, and bring the entire fam
ily, they will enjoy it, so will
you, and if you dont ask for your
I money back, and you will get it.
Usual prices 5 and 10c
a brilliant and entertaining
drama in five acts, was presented
by the senior class under the di
rection of Miss Stallings.
Saturday morning the indus
trial rooms were thrown open to
the public, and the exhibits
showed skillful and conscious
training. The departments and
directors are as follows: Fine
Arts, Miss Mamie Pennell; In
dustrial Arts, Mrs. John S. Brad
ford; Normal Art, Miss Marion
Chute; Dress Making, Miss
Johnston; Millinery, Mrs. Joe
Young; Home Science, Miss Ma
bel Ward; Book-keeping, Miss
Ruth Roudebush: Stenography.
Mrs. Lida Sykes
The annual Bach recital on
last evening under the direction )
of Miss Weenonah Poindexter
was a brilliant success.
June 8th a summer normal and
college preparatory will begin
lasting for eight weeks. Many
people from over the state are ex
pected to be in attendance.
Open Air Picture Show Being
Erected on Market Street by
E. L. Kuykendall.
The Princess Airdome a large
open-air theatre, is being erected
on Market street south of the
new building which is to be oc
cupied by Simon Loeb and Bro.
Mr. Arthur Stansel has the con
tract for the work, which he ex
pects to have completed by the
last of the week. The new p!iow
is to be owned by Mr. E. L. Kuy
kendall, manager of the Princess
Theatre, and will probably be
opened Monday night, June 8.
During the summer months
matinees will be given at the
Princess, and every evening.
when the weather permits, the
shows will be given at the Air-
dome. The summer theatre will
have a seating copacity of nearly
one thousand people.
The best famous players will
uv.ob lain
be shown at the Princess Air-
dome at reaBonabIe pricea. 0c.
casionaly high clas9 vaudevilje
features will be seen,
Commencement Sunday.
Dr. D. H. Dement of Loaisviile,
Ky.,will deliver the baccalaureate
sermon at the Industrial Insti
tute and College this morning be
ginning at 11 o'clock, and all of
the up-town protestant churches
will join in the service with the
exception of the First Presbyter
ian. Since it is the usual custum
for one of the local churches to
remain open on commencement
Sunday services will also be held
in this church.
A cordial welcome is extended
to everyone to attend both of the
Small Fire Friday.
The fire department was called
to the home of Mr. W. II. Tay
lor on North Third avenue about
11 o'clock Friday morning. The
blaze was caused by a rpark
from a chimney and was quickly
extinguished, the loss amounting
to about $10.
MUj Pauline Orr and Miss Edna
Johnston Two Columbians
Given Offices.
Jackson. Miss., May 28. Th.'
tenth annual convention of thp
Mississippi Woman Suffrage As
sociation came to a close shortly
after the noon hour Unlay, and
the little band of women who
are working so earnestly for the
right to etep up ti the ballo'
box and deposit their ballots on
election days are returning to
their homes in various parts of
the state, highly pleased with
the result of their labors so far
Officers elected at the closing
session today are as follows:
President, Mrs. Annie K. Dent,
of Yazoo City, re-elected.
Vice-president, Mi?s Pai
line Orr, of Columbus.
Second vice-president, Mrs. K.
R. Birdsall, of Yazoo City.
Corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Nellie Nugent Sommerville, of
Recording secretary, Mrs. Ella
0. Biggs, of Jackson, re-elected.
Treasurer, Miss Ethel Gag-
gett, of Natchez.
Members of the executive com
mittee, elected by ballott from
the floor, and representing the
state at large were, Mrs. Lily
Wilkinson Thompson of Jackson,
Mrs. Monroe McClurg of Green
wood. Miss Edna Johnston, of
On invitation of Mrs. Sommer
ville the association decided to
meet in Greenville next year.
Miss Pauline Orr's address
was the closing number on the
program. She had for her
theme. "Suffrage in Relation to
the Homes of the State." and
spoke for some minutes, pointing
out the great need of the moth
ers of the State, who she said
are most vitally interested in
good government, being endowed
with the ballot. Miss Orr, who
is prominently identified with
educational interests in this State
is a pleasing speaker and her
address was well received by the
large audience present.
Rye is Nominee.
Nashville. May 28. -The dem
ocratic state convention ad
journed Thursday afternoon after
nominating 1 nomas C. Kye ot
Paris for governor and George
N. Welch of Nashville for rail
road commissioner. Welch was
nominated over the incumbent,
Frank Avent, by a large ms
jority, The nomination of Kye was
the result of three days of close
fiirhtinir that started STuesday in
the state judicial convention.
With the contest over Davidson
county's 93 votes and the fight
for temporary organization de
cided against him, General Rye
fouzht hi.s way up steadily from
the first ballot.
Rye is attorney general of the
thirteenth judicial circuit of
Tennessee. He has always been
a strong advocate of law en
forcement. After Rye's nom
ination each of the opposing
candidates for governor address
ed the convention, endorsing the
Miss Elizabeth Louis Dixon, the
attractive little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. I Dixon, formerly
of this city, who are now residing
in Uelzoni, was the prize winner
the past week in a baby show
at that place.
Mr. Will
gte. Okla.,
n this city.
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is visiting relatives
Much Excitement Has Pre
vailed Throughout City During
the Past Few Days.
The citizens of Columbus are
much excited over the changes
made during the past week in
the faculty of the local public
schools without apparent cause.
satisfactory explanation of which
no one seems able to give.
The report is so general that
it is believed true that Miss
Mary Lni Peyton and Miss It
tie Howard, two teachers in the
Hiuh School, who failed for reo'ec
t on b t cause they had not made
application, had in fact complied
with the regulations and it was
f Hind that the applications were
on file.
Here is the serious blunder on
the part of some one, as it has
worked a ureat injustice to these
young ladies w ho have a host of
friends in this community, and
everyone is asking who is re
sponsible for it.
Miss Adelle Irvin and Miss
Mamie Locke, two teachers in
the grammar schools of the city,
are also left out, very much to
the surprise of the public, as
their records were seemingly be
yond all question.
It seems to be the unanimous
wish of our people no far as we
have been able to discover we
have not yet found a dissenting
opinion after interviewing a
great many persons on the subject-that
these wrongs be
righted, and that at no distant
Realizing the injustice done
these teachers, the boys of the
eleventh grade have asked the
cooperation of the mayor and
councilmcn in the investigation
of the matter. Far be it from
us to lay unjust blame at any
one's door. But in the absence of
a statement from anyone directly
concerned tending to clarify the
situation, we do say if petty po
litics had any part in the matter,
the people should rise up in their
might and demand full investi
gation and when the source of
corruption is found a clean
sweep should be made of the
"whole works."
Mrs. K. Y. Moore and daughter,
Miss Eugenia, have returned from
a pleasant visit to relatives in Bel
zona. There were accompanied
by Mrs. W. L. Dixon and little
baby, Louise.
Picked Local Team to be in Came
Against Women at Lake
The Star Bloomer.Girls, known
to be the championship feminine
baseball players of the world,
will be in Columbus next Tues
day afternoon and a game against
a team composed of Columtm
boys. The contest is to be called
promptly at 4 o'clock.
From press reports the Bloom
er Girls give a good clean exhi
bition, and they are known to be
excellent ball players.
The local team will probably bo
compesed of the following young
men: 0. Burris, E. Mustin, S.
Ashmore. D. McCulbug'i, R.
Lipsey, W. Propst, B. Jor.es. T.
Hopkins and H. Imes.
The admission to the game is
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'stand, 35c; ladies, 25c; bleachers.

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