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'l J J 1 -! A JLL n If i t til m a -9 VOL xix- No. 116 SEVEIITY GRADUATES OF THE HIDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE & COLLEGE RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Commencement Exerc i s e s Were Concluded on Mon day Morning. 6IHLS RETURX T8 THEIR HOMES Baccalaureate Sermon De livered Sunday by Dr. D. H. Dement SESSION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL Normal Which Was to Hare Started Monday Morning WU1 Not Be Held. More than eight hundred young ladies from over the State, who have been students at the In dustrial Institute and College during the past session have re turned to their homes to spend the summer vacation. Monday morning seve n t y young lady graduates received their diplomas, and ninety stu dents were given certificates of proficiency in the various in dustrial art departments. The exercises Monday were opened with a musical number by Misses Olivia Haralson and Nema Weathersby. This was fol lowed by a short talk by Pres ident H. L. Whitfield, who in a few words reviewed the work of the college during the past ses sion. After the delivery of di plomas. Miss Eva Eatman of Grenada, who is a graduate in voice, sang a beautiful solo. The baccalaureate sermon was delivered Sunday morning be fore an immense crowd in the chapel of the college by Dr. D. H. Dement of the Southern Bap tist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Ky. The services were opened with a song by the school. After a scripture read ing by Rev. W. L. Slack of the Episcopal church, invocation was given by Dr. J. L. Vipperman of the First Baptist church. Miss Mattie Lou Brown next sang in her glorious voice, "Ave Maria," Miss Evelyn Windham playing the accompaniment. . Dr. Dement's discourse was clear and concise, at the same time giving food for much thought. His text was taken from John, 12th chapter, 24th verse, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, exceDt a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abid eth alone; but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit." He empha sized the fact that only as v e bury our lives in some fruitful enterprise, may we hope to reap great results. That the law of self denial is a hard one, but in obedience to this law hundreds of parents are making daily sac riflce for their children, that they may be educated. He spoke for nearly an hour, and held the close attention of the students as well as the entire audience, who were electrified and uplifted by his sermon. Dr. Dement preached the an nual sermon for the Y. W. C. A. at 8 o'clock Sunday evening, T Redding, Cal., June l-Mount Lassen, a latent volcano of the Cascade range, erupted for 18 hours, beginning Saturday, throwing out smoke, steam, rocks and volcaiik' :: h. Tonight the mountain auaio was quiet. An expedition wi I ro to the peak tomorrow, to se if anew crater has been Jum Thi c-tbrjsh i? ' h? firi Tm corded in California in 7J year and the first of any importance in 200 yea although the Lassen D INVESTIGATE ACTIVITY OF till VOLCANO COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES ARE HELD AT THE A. & H. Sermon Last Sunday Delivered by Rer. T. W. Lewis Former ly of Columbus. Starkville, Miss., May 31. The commencement exercises of the Agricultural and Mechan ical College began this morning. The annual commencement ser mon was delivered at 11 :00 a. m. by Rev. T. W. Lewis of Mem phis. Following the invocation by Dr. T. C. Weir. Mr. Lewis was introduced by President Hightower and delivered a bril liant and scholarly discourse. Never before in the history of the college did a pulpit orator command closer attention or make a more favorable impres sion than the speaker. He se lected as his theme "The Pow er of the Gospel," and took his text from Romans 1-16. "I am not ashamed of the gos pel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." He explained the significance of the gospel and said that the world was rotting with moral, social and political corruption. He further said that no human de velopment or ethical improve ment could reach a man's malady better than the gospel, and that it was a certain remedy for the incorrigible boy, the drunkard, the sensualist and the criminal. He concluded as follows: 'Think a moment what this gospel has done for the world. Tonight it enters a home where , sin revels, takes hate out of the . heart, robs the husband of his love of drink, puts fresh roses in the faded cheeks of the wife, and fills the heart of the children with songs of joy. It builds asy lums for the old, homes for the orphans, hospitals for the sick and a planet of refuge for the fallen. It is transforming so ciety, politics and the world. It pours its rich effulgence of heav enly light upon the barbarous races of the earth and makes them capable of self-government. It fosters the sweetest charity and encourages the sublimest philanthropy. It blesses life's morning with budding hope and crowns its evening with hallowed joy. it will conquer the world." The wind storm that visited this section last Saturday after noon was very destructive out east of Columbus near Green hill bridge. Several cabins on Mrs. Mellie Blair's farm were razed to the ground and trees by the dozen were blown down. The cotton and corn were badly beaten up by hail. and was greeted by a packed house. un account of the illness of six young ladies in the college hospital, President Whitfield has uecmeu to aoanaon the summer normal. volcanic region is at the western odge of a lava field reaching as far east as Montana and contain ing heavy craters. tir T r. . . ru?n:ng, torest super visor at Mineral, is inclined to bi leive that an active geyser sud uejuy nau aeveiopea. tie said nis suDordmates, who reported the eruption, had seen no fire, ufcUMuu uie utsiui unce lievi whole steam feet. night The smoke and column. rose about 200 CULUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNINd. III HOT SIMFJJIIL Whitfield Decides Best on Ac count of Several Cases of Sickness. VERT MUCHJEGRETTED Patients Beinf Given Careful At tention and Will Probably Recover Soon. It is very much regretted that the summer normal which was to have been started at the In dustrial Institute and College next Monday has been abandoned on account of six case3 of typhoid fever which developed within the past week. The patients are in the college infirmary and are be ing given every attention possi sible and it is believedjthat each of them will recover. After analyzing the water and milk and investigating all other sources of infection, no evidence of typhoid germs was found. It is now believed that the disease was brought to the institution by a student who had visited in her home about 6 miles from Colum bus where there was a case of typhoid fever. It is very gratifying to know that there is no local cause for the fever, and that when the pa tients who are ill have recovered the infirmary may be disinfect ed and no further sickness may be anticipated. All arrangements had been made to hold the normal which I promised to be a very suc cessful one, and it is quite a dis appointment to the teachers as well as the people of Columbus that President Whitfield deemed it necessary to cancel all engage ments. Shows Here Next Week. The Famous Stadium Shows will appear in Columbus all next week, exhibiting on the large Maxwell lot on South Seventh street. The Prentis3 Headlight says the following about this ag gregation: The Street Carnival which is holding forth in Prentiss this week is the best in the history of our own from every point of view and the best we have had the pleasure of attending, and all of our people who have attended have been most delightfully en- ertained and express themselves as Deing entirely sausnea anu most highly pleased. "A general mixture of fraud, deceit and vice is the sum total of he great majority of shows that have come our way so that we all commonly look upon all shows as being of this character. But such things are not a necessary part of a show any more than of any other business as has been cleariy demonstrated in Mr. Jubenal's shows here this week, which are indelibly stamped througout by Mr. Juvenal's upright, honest, frank, clean and liberal personal ity. The show is good through out. The athletic feats are ex actly as represented in every part of the show and lead the worlds records. Mr. Juvenal's lecture to the young people is most bene ficial and effective as a living ex ample of his own doctrines. "We sinceiely hope that every boy in Jefferson Davis County can see the athletic show at least once before the end of the week. The show will be every night this week and will show also on Sa turday afternoon. "This is no advertisement and is not written with the knowledge of the show, but we write and publish this little article sincerely trusting that more of the boys especially may attend this and be turned into the path of life." show right ad. Mrs. W. O. Wilbourne has re-1 court has been affirmed, the d. o'clock. A full attendance is de turned from a pleasant visit to cision having been rendered Mon- tired at this will probably be the relatives in Pickenville, Ala. I day. last meeting of the season. ""JET SUPERVISORS HOLD THEIR Drrm in itnsiTuiv urcTivf!" ntcuLAn fu.unu lcul.j County Will Not B Responsible For Cattle Killed by Dipping The board of supervisors held their regular monthly meeting Monday, at which there were present Hon. Willis Banks, pres ident; Messrs. H. H. Walters, J. M. Ledbetter, C, A. Pilkington, R. G. Harris, associate mem bers; B. A, Lincoln, clerk, and Battle Bell, sheriff. Among other things the board passed an order that all persons dipping cattle would have to dip them at their own risk, unless done under the supervision of the live stock inspector. The clerk was instructed to notify the Mobile and Ohio Rail road Company to repair and place in good condition its track at the point where same crosses Robertson road near the plant of the Cookeville Veneer Co. Ordered that Albert Morris be allowed $100 for four cows killed in dipping. Ordered that J. M. Duncan be allowed $50 for death of cow caused by dipping. Ordered that clerk advertise for bids for building bridge across Mahew creek on Military road, bridge to be 40 feet long. The final report of the road commissioners will be made at a special meeting which is to held next Monday. be Centenarian Dies. G. W. Arnold, age 96 Mr. years, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Mr. J. C, Arnold, who is engi neer at the city water works, and who lives near that plant His death was the result of a com plication of diseases. Mr. Arnold was one of the old est citizens in the county, having been a gallant fighter in the civil war. He is survived by only one son, who has the sympathy of numerous friends in his be reavement. The remains were taken to Shannon yesterday morning, and interment will be held at that place this morning at 11 o'clock. Council Holds Meeting. A monthly meeting of the city council was held at the city hall Tuesday evening at which time there were present Mayor E. S. Donnell, and Councilmen Weaver, Snell, Vaughan, McClanahan, Moore and Steen. Several business matters were discussed and a number of ac counts were allowed and ordered paid. Ordered that a concrete trough be erected at the overflowing well, which is located at Cox's mill on North Second Street The Columbus Railway, Ligh and Power Company have been released from having to pay for asphalt used between their tracks in business district of city, on ac count of the other amount paid being taken from the genera! fund. On motion of Councilman Wea ver the lollowmg resolution wa3 adopted: "Be it resolved by the . . i mayor and councumen oi me City of Columbus that any em ploye of the City of Columbus who contracts or who has con tracted debts after his employ ment by the city, and wilfully and persistently refuses to pay shall be reprimanded and upon inves tigation by the council may be liable to suspension or discharge. Flippo Case Confirmed. E. G. Flippo, who at the recent term of circuit court held in this (county was convicted of arson. will have to spend ten years in the State penitentiary. The case ( wnicu wm larn Ui u hj uprniic 4, 1:I4. 0 1 a i BADLY HUD Identification of Bodies Dif ficultFive Claim That of Little Girl. L BE MADE Royal Commission Plans to Be gin Investigation of Empress Disaster. Quebec, June 2, The first pub lic funeral of victims of the col lision between the steamer Em press of Ireland and the collier Storstad will be held Wednesday when nine bodies of the crew will be buried. Responsibility for the collision which is now the subject of bitter controversy, will be fixed by a royal commission appointed to make a thorough injuiry. Hear ines are to begin on June 9. The number of disputes that have arisen is a surprising fea ture of the identification work. In one case five persons contend ed for the possession of one little girl victim, with the result that the pier was closed last night with the body still classed as un claimed. So altered were the features of the dead that many mistakes have been made. , Some of the bodies were so mutilated by be ing battered that those who identified them as men were told they were those of women. One body was identified yes erday as that of Leonard Pal mer, the London News financial man. Long Delayed Diploma. Dr. W. W. Westmoreland. Sr. one of our foremost dentists who has been an overwhelming suc cess in his profession, is to be congratulated upon receiving a diploma from the University of Alabama last week after fifty years of successful practice in this city. Dr. Westmoreland was attend ing the University in 18(54 05, when the Federal army invaded Tuscaloosa and played havoc in the town destroying many build ings, among them being the University building. Atter the school had been destroyed many of the students enlisted in the confederate army and remained till the close, Dr. Westmoreland beine among the number who stood loyal through the great conflict. Upon recommendation of the president and board the diplomas were given to those who were to have graduated before they en listed in the war. Dance to be Given Tonight The pupils of Mr. Victor Kaf ka's dancing ctass will be com plimented with a dance at Lake Park this evening from 8:30 to 11:30 o'clock. The class mem bers will be admitted free, out siders being charged $1.00. The Lafurlana will be among the latest dances which will be fea tured by well trained pupils. Mr. Kafka will have special mu sic for the occasion. Bloomer Girls Win. Several hundred people enjoyed the baseball game at Lake Park Tuesday afternoon which was played between a local team and the Star Bloomer Girls, a traveling aggregation. The girls won the contest by a score of 7 to 5. The game stood 5 to 5 in the first half of the ninth, when the visitors made two runs. The members of the W. C. T. U. will meet at the home of Mrs. id. l. Jt'Ni: llll HIILUIV ULH INQUIRY WHilFIELOS WiS CASE IK THE SUPREME COURT Local Citizens Ikcome Owners of Much Property in Clay l County. On last Monday the supreme court affirmed the decision of the lower !court in the suit of Wallace Deams vs. N. W. Whit field, et al., which was appealed from the Chancery Court of Clay Countv. The winning of this suit means that land worth ap proximately $100,000 will be giv en to three Columbians, Mr. N. W. Whitfield. Mrs. Beverly Mat thews and Mr. Turner Whitfield. The plaintiffs, heirs of the late William Whitfield, contended that Mr. Whitfield could not con vey a fee simple title to the prop erty. The suit against Deames was made a test case, the land having been sold to several dif ferent parties in years gone by. The Whitfield heirs were rep resented by Col. William Baldwin of this city, and Hon. J. J. Me Clellan, of West! Point Mr. Deames had as his attorney, Hon. A. F. Fox, of West Point Trade Depression is not General. Washington, June 1. Pres ident Wilson today expressed the conviction that any present un satisfactory condition of business is not general and that depression is Uss felt in the United States than any part of the world. He reiterated these views at the first conference held with Washington conespondents since the Mexican situation became acute. All questions on that subject and the Niagara media tion conference were barred. Business to Change Hands. Messrs. Carter and Chapman, who for quite a number of years have been in the dry goods bus iness here, have sold their store to Moss Bros., another well known firm of Columbus. The new owners will not take posses sion until September 1. Mr. Orion Eichelberger, who has been attending the A. and M. College during the past ses sion, visited his mother, Mrs. H. Eiehelberger, in this city the first of the week. During the summer months Mr. Eichelberg er will hold a position in the dairy department at the A. and M. Hon. II. L Austin, a prominent attorney of Philadelphia, Miss., spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the city. Mr. Amtin has re cently announced as a candidate for fjudge of the Sixth Chancery District, and was here in the interest of his candidacy. Mr. John B. Patterson, a for mer Columbian, who is now re siding in Montgomery, arrived in the city Tuesday, having come here to attend the Billups-Hardy wedding. Mr. J. E. Alford, of Memphis, is spending several days in Co Iambus with his mother. Mrs. J. D. Alford. Washington, June l.The newly planted cotton crop of the United States showed a condition on May 25 of 74 :3 per cent of a normal, the United States de partment of agriculture crop re porting board announce at noon in its first condition report of the season which always is awaited with intcrst bv Cotton grower, textile manufacturers and cotton dea.ers. This condi tion, compiled from the reports GOVERNMENT'S FIRST G01T0N CONDITION REPORT IS ISSUED I ... iJi) iVr Year Dill II lEIipiEB Services Held in Memory of Those Who Passed Away During Past Year. Monuments Unveiled at Friend ship Cemetery Last Sun day Afternoon. Monuments erected during the past year in remembrance to the departed members of Queen City Camp No. 23, Woodmen of the World, were unveiled at Friend ship cemetery Sunday afternoon, appropriate exercises having bet-n held. The members of the camp as sembled at Woodmen Hall on North Second avenue at 3:30 o' clock Sunday afternoon, and pro ceeded to the cemetery. The exercises were opened by Mr. C. II. Hale, who officiated as master of ceremonies. First num ber on the program was a sor.g, "Shall We Gather at the River," rendered by Misses Olive and Nell Sanders and Messrs. W. G. ZwinKle, Jud Smith. Eugene Mustin and Veb Smith. Mr. Hoi I is Imes next recited in an impressive manner "Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud." After the recitation the regular memorial service prescribed by the ritual was said by Messrs. W. R. Smith and Ho gan Duncan, officers in the camp. Dr. W. H. Duren, pastor of the First Methodist church, who was orator of the occasion made an eloquent address, having as his subject, "Fraternalism." At the conclusion of Mr. Dur en's talk Misses Nell and Ollive Sanders sang "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." The members of the camp who have passed away during the past year andin whose memory monuments were erected are: Messrs. T. J.Nickles.J. W. Broom T. F. Ramage, S. A. O. Jones, and W. J. Burrus. Artesia Wins Game. The Star Bloomer Girls, who played ball in this city Tuesday afternoon, were defeated yester day afternoon by the Artesia team, the score having stood 7 to 6. The pitching of Roberts for Artesia was a feature of the game. A business meeting of the U. D. C. will be held at the home of Miss Mary Harrison Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock. This will be the last meeting of the season and all members are urged to be present. Mr. Murdock Equen, who has been attending Vanderbilt during the past session has returned home for the summer. Mr. Henry Bowlin spent the past several davs iii Starkville, Tupelo and Aberdeen on business. of the correspondents and agent of the djpartment's bureau of statistics, compares with a condi tion of 79:1 per cent on May 25 last year, 78:9 per cmt on the corresponding date in 1912. 87 :S per cent in 1911, and S0:9per cent the average condition for the past ten years on May 25. An estimate of area planted to cotton this year will be issued July 1 by the department of agrw culture.