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EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT.
The eighteenth annual com mencement of the Industrial In stitute and College began last Sunday morning in the chapel of that institution in the presence of a brilliant throng. The chapel had been prettily decorated for the occasion and flowers, ferns and palms graced the rostrum and added their luxuriance and beauty to the scene. There were a number of visitors present and a representative audience of Co lumbians when the processional began. Upon the platform was a dis tinguished company of men and women, among them being the President and faculty of the College, Rev. Dr. Murrah of Jack son, president of Millsaps Col lege, who had been invited to de liver the commencement sermon; Judge E. O. Sykes, Congress man Candler, Hon, T. B. Frank lin, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the College: the inin isters of the city; Mayor J. T. Gunter, Mr. Joe Cook, Dr. R. S. Curry and others. The service was begun by sing ing "Beautiful Valley of Eden" after which Dr. Murrah read ap propriate passages of Scripture and Rev. A. J. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, offered the invocation. Shep perd's arrangement of "Lead Kindly Light" was sung admira bly by Miss Mattie Lou Brown, after which Dr. Murrah was in troduced for the sermon. Dr. Murrah is an old Lowndes county boy and has hosts of friends here who were glad to greet him upon the occasion of his recent visit. His selection for the honor of preaching the commencement sermon was pe culiarly fitting and appropriate and he was greeted by many old friends when he arose to preach. Dr. Murrah's selection of a sub ject and text was most appro priate. Taking as his subject the Christian life, he artrued that iP- was the only true life and it alone was designed to fit man for the fulfillment of the duties, respon sibilities and possibilities of citi zenship. He discussed his theme not from a scientific or philosoph ic standpoint, but from a spir itual standpoint and impressed his hearers with his earnestness and sincerity. He was listened to attentively throughout. Fol lowing the sermon the student body sang ''He Leadeth Me, Oh Blessed Thought" after which the benediction was pronounced. Sunday evening Dr. Murrah again preached before the Y. W. C. A. of the College. Monday was devoted to an ex pose of the work of the College in the industrial departments from nine in the morning to four in the afternoon. A cordial in vitation had been extended the public to view these exhibits aud many tooK aa vantage ot the op popular or the best policy. Down with policy aud selfishness when they stand in the way of that diviue plan inculcated in every true man ana gentle womau to live for God and the uplifting of the human race. To live for others and the benefit of our fellowman is of divine origin." Mr. Candler, in an eloquent manner, presented a word pic ture of the creation of man. "View him as he stands amid the glories and richness of a land fresh from the creative haud. He is rich in the pos session of a world; still he is un happy, his mind nor heart is satisfied. Man, lonely amid all this splendid scenery of the universe and many of its con templation, lies down in the deep sleep of loneliness and despon deuey. God alone could supply the deficiency. With his bound less wisdom and matchless love in the workshop of Deity He plans aud brings forth His grandest conception, His most wondeful gift to man." M r. Candler, in beautiful and forcible terms, spoke of the mis sion of women on earth as "an adjunct aud helpmeet of man and when necessary "she loses her frailness and amidst the howling stormsof destruction and the many difficulties and dan gers in life she stands an angel of mercy and peace with a pure and holy influence, the strongest power on earth to draw fathers, brothers, husbands and sons back from the evil, away from hell and up to heaven. In their creative spheres man aud woman are each all-powerful; but when either assumes the other then divine plans are nullified and failure soon demonstrates the falsity of the position assumed.'' En speaking of the duties we owe this life Mr. Candler en forced the necessity of educa tion in bringing mankind to the highest plane of usefulness. He said: "The present my appro priately be styled an age of edu cation. The nations of the earth are aroused to the importance of this subject and are everywhere engaged in enlarging and multi plying their educational agencies. No longer in any land do we hear the railings of ignorance upon the ever growing facilities of learning. That nation is most prosperous in peace and suc cessful in war that is farthest advanced in intellectual culture. At Sedan the star of the second Napoleon went down in darkness and gloom before the intrepid ! advance of an educated German soldiery. " Mr. Candler spoke of the great advancement of education in America, and especially in in dustrial lines. Speaking of the South, "the abode of the grand est civilization, the land of the scholar and statesman, the cra- portunity and were fully repaid Idle of liberty" he said: While for their trouble. All of the de partments had creditable exhib its on display and teachers and pupils were especially thought ful and considerate in their at tentions and courtesies to the public in explaining attention to same. Monday night the annual eon cert of the Bach Society was given in the presence of a bril liant audience. The program was a long one and it embraced vocal and instrumental selec tions from a number of the mas ters which were well rendered. Yesterday morning the gradua tion exercises occurred. The program was one of unusual in terest, the chief feature of which was the address of Hon. E. S. Candler. After a few well chosen words of introductory in which he briefly reviewed the history of education in Columbus, Mr. Candler launched out into the body of his speech. He said : "I desire to discuss with you a question of every day consid -eration, to-wit: 'What will pay?' This is pre-eminently au age of commercialism. Not only indi viduals but republics and na tions have joined the mad rush in seeking that which they be lieve will pay. Individuals are forming mighty combinations of capital and nations are expand ing in the acquisition of other nations and the one desire for commercial ascendency and for tfiat which will pay pervades all. Indeed this question of profit and gain is being forced upon us with more power now than at any other time in our history. This is a realistic age. There is no place for men's philosophic theorizing. It is not a new ques tion, He who walked the earth 'and spake as never man spake' propounds the same question, for He asked: 'For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul. ' Then if this question was of sufficient importance to gain the attention of Him who was divine, then it is of great importance and should at all times have our most care ful consideration. I have no sympathy with that sentiment, Hones ty is the best policy, ' Be honest and do right because it is right, not because it is the most it is true the terrible cyclone of war baptized her for a time in the deepest gloom aud the blood stained altars of her every home showed the sacrifice of the nob lest of her sons, yet now as we and calling i look aruond us we see prosperi j ty again within her borders and the bright sun ot gladness ris ing upon azure skies of her greatness. I love this old com monwealth because sbe nurtured and gave to our country those matchless statesmen and pa triots, L. Q. C. Lamar, Edward C. Walthall, J. Z. George, John Iff. Stone and a host of others who being heroes with hearts of gold, by their actions will live forever.' I love her because she was one of the grandest in the old South and by her unshaken adherence to the principles of the old, she is one of the bright est stars of the so called 'New South. ' I love her because she is the first state in all this union to establish and equip a school for the higher education of girls this noble institution which stands a monument tc day, not only to our State's love and ad miration for woman but to that brilliant, pure and lovable wo man, Mrs. Annie Coleman Pey ton, who by her matchless pen made it possible and secured it for her sex. " Summer Comfort Is increased with every piece of Willow or Kalian Furniture brought into the house. It looks cool and is delightfully so. Come in and see our Cr airs. Settees, Rockers, Btc. We have some good Lawn Swings that we are selling very cheap. For anything tn the Furniture line call on GUNTER BROS. Main and Market Streets. After paying a high tribute to the devotion and self-sacriScing spirit shown by Prof. Kincaunon in his interest for the welfare of the College Mr. Candler closed his address with this parting ad vice to the graduating class: "Always follow the truth as marked out and given to us by an all-wise God, and never en gage in anything on which you cannot ask His blessings and you will find that such a life will pay and 'that the gates of honor, plenty and happiness will be open to you and that no lasting sorrow will disturb your days, nor permanent grief distract your nights, the pillow of peace will kiss your cheek and the pleasures of imagination will at tend your dreams, and when length of years shall make you tired of earth's joys and the cur tain of death gently closes around the last sleep of your mortal ex istence the angels of heaven will attend your couch and take care that the expiring lamp of life re ceives no rude blast to hasten its extinction' but peacefully, calmly and sweetly you will go t sleep in His arms and wake up within the pearly gates of the city of God." Following the address the de livery of the diplomas occurred and a pretty vocal solo sung by Miss Amilie Sykes brought to au end a pleasant and successful commencement. The following is a list of those who received certificates of pro ficiency in industrial arts: NORMAL DIPLOMAS. Helen Brownlee, Claiborne: Mabel Comfort, Attala; Alice Curry, At tala; Kssie Kason, DeSoto: Alberta Grantham, Carroll; Goldie Gresham, Prentiss: Hattie Gulledg-e, Holmes: Ida Hillerman, Attala; Edna Jones, Lauderdale: Lizzie Kinnebrew, Lown des: Blanche Knox, Clarke; Helen Minims, DeSoto: Zula Morris, Pano la; Olive McCellar, Prentiss; Jean Oliver. Washington: Leah Smith, At tala: Mary Adams Stennis, Kemper. NORMAL, DRAWING. Clara Boyd. Attala; Alice Curry, Attala: Josie Fitts, Panola: Mary Harvey, Montgomery: Susie Me Bee, Holmes: Florence Wallace, Holmes. INDUSTRIAL DRAWING Mabel Comfort, Attala: Id i Hiller man, Attala: Josephine Perry. Leflore; line n-d. Francis Ri Street, Lownde Arkansas. BOOK Oktibbeha; i; Sallie KEEPING. Lorr Vinev Butt, Montgomery: Itankin: Ina Young, Lucv Har- Ilosalee Robinson, rison. PHONOGRAPHY. Annie Canltield, Amite; Annie D&b ney, DeSoto: Stella Klson, Lauder dale: Adele Herbert, Holmes; Allene Holliday. Madison: Zoe Horn, Lau derdale." Emma May Laney, Lee: Mary Klla McFarlane, Monroe: Civil la Pigford, Lauderdale. TELEGRAPHY. Nolie Bush, Simpson: Itosalee Butt, Montgomery; Kmma Mathis, Lowndes: Armine Wilkins, Montgomery. DRESSMAKING. Pauline Whit-ten, Yalobusha. PHOTOGRAPHY. Fannie Gore, Lowndes: Alma Gunn, Winston: Lloyd Pace, Madison: Alma Phillips, Lauderdale. PI A NO-FO RTE DIPLOMA S . Etta Atwell, Panola: Alma Brown, Webster: Lillian Covington, Pike: Maggie Lay, Scott: Mary Anthony Ycung, Lowndes. VOICE. Amalie Sykes, Monroe. The following are the A B. graduates who received diplomas : Nona Oliver Archer, Wayne: Mar garet Melissa Boyd, Lowndes: ( 'arita Blinker, Clay: Mary Virginia ('ham berlin, Warren: Ida Daniel. Lauder dale; Bessie Elmore, Holmes: Marv Hill Flynt, Monroe: Bennie Will Gib son, Lowndes; Mabel Rosalee Hiscox, Jones: Olive McCullar, Prentiss; Les sie Bridges McGahey, Jefferson: Cor nelia Louisa Molloy, Lowndes; Zula Morris, Panola: Josephine Judsou Pat terson, Simpson: Ethel Rhoby Poin dexter, Noxubee: Mamie Royals, Lau derdale; Amalie Sykes, Monroe: Thomas Pearl Turner, Scott; Margie Dale Westmoreland, Lowndes; Annie Lucile Wilson, Lauderdale. Cures When Doctors Fail. Mrs. Frank Chiasson, Patterson, La., writes June 8th, 1901: "I had ma laria fever in very bad form, was un der treatment by doctors, but as soon as I stopped taking their medicine the fever would return. I used a sample bottle of Herbine, found it helped me. Then bought two bottles, which com pletely cured me. I feel grateful to you for furnishing such a splendid medicine, and can honestly recom mend it to those suffering from ma laria, as it will surely cure them." Herbine 50c bottle at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine's. Mr. John Bealle had an attack of rheumatism last Sunday after noon while at work on his engine in the Southern yards in this city. For a time it was feared that he was seriously hurt but it developed that it was nothing butrheumatism later. Mr. Bealle was carried to his home and The Dispatch is glad to state that he has rapidly improved and will soon be out again. There is to be an important meeting of New Hope Lodge No. 126, I. O. O. P. on the first Fri day in June. The lodge has two applicants who will receive the initiatory degree upon that occa sion and every member of the lodge is urged to be present. In Jackson, which is popularly supposed to be the head and fore front of the opposition to Varda man, a Vardaman club was or ganized last week with 205 mem bers. Port Gibson came to the front last week with another club with a good large membership. A Golden Rule of Agriculture: Be good to your land and your crop will be good. Plenty of Potash in the fertilizer spells quality and quantity in the har vest. Write us and we will send you, free, by next mail, our money winning books GERMAN KALI works, M Nassau Stmt, Mew York. usft i 11 " 1 i ttp i 1 Si WMBMM M B II I II II" I l Forrest Runnels, who recently visited this city and met our peo ple and who made such a fine im pression upon them, is growing in popularity and gaining in strength politically daily. The reason of this is obvious. The people will say who will serve them in State offices this year and there is a determination on their part to give the offices to men who have rendered some service to their State. Measured by this standard Forrest Run nells comes up to thier require ment. A high-toned, clean cut Christian man, for years he has labored unceasingly for the up building and advancement of every interest in Mississippi and as this is the first time he has ever asked a favor of his party or the people of Mississippi it will be granted. The Dispatc h puts his name at the mast head and we wish to assure the voters of Lowndes county that he is worthy their confidence and support. Many an old soldier who has returned to his home tired, worn out, half-sick, has come to the conclusion reached by Gen. Lee, that the reunions are gettiug top heavy and that there is too much fr.oth, frollick and frivolty con nected with them. As an old fellow expressed it "you couldn't find a comrade for the sponsors and the sons." That the re unions are too much for the old soldiers is shown by the absence from the parade of many of the leading figures of the Confeder acy, who were unable to stand the fatigue of that occasion. At last account Mrs. Kelts had not produced any proof to show that Senator Money and Maj. Vardamon were the candidate's of the National Liquor Dealers Association, a charge made by her last week. Mrs. Kells is a most excellent lady, but it is the general impression over the State that -he was used by designing politicians at Jackson in au effort to array the prohibitionists of the State against these two men. The Eupora Progress states that at the opening of court in Webster county recently Major Vardaman addressed fullv a thousand voters and nine-tenths of them are for him. M. W. Sharp, who runs the Progress, is a conscientious, conservative man and is generally sure of his facts before making any state ment. The Progress' estimate shows the Major's standing in Webster. Hon. P. K. Mayers, of the Pas cagoula Democrat Star repro duces Gen. Sharp's announce ment and gives the General a handsome endorsement. He says: "Democrats, don't forget to vote for Gen. J. H. Sharp, of Lowndes county, for State Treasurer. No better or truer man ever lived than Jake Sharp. Read his card in the Democrat-Star on the first page. Of the 140 candidates for coun ty superintendents of education who stood the necessary exami nations before the State Board, only 2 failed to pass. Missis sippi will have some good men looking after her educational in terests in the next four years and among them is Mr. Nash, our own good county superintendent. Death of Mr. F. M. Caine. Mr. W. P. Caine received a telegram from his brother, Mr. S. L. Caine, yesterday afteruron announcing the death of their father, Mr. F. M. Caine, at their old home in Fayette, Ala. Mr. Caine was in his 70th year and the announcement of his death had been expected for some time as he had been critically ill with no hope of recovery. Mr. Caine leaves a wife and two sons, both of whom reside here. The fu neral will be held this afternoon and the interment will be in the old burial ground south of Fay ette. Many friends in this city extend their sympathy to those bereaved by this death. Canvass cloth, oxfords in all kinds, basket weaves, etc., at Selig's. They were bought right, evidently will be sold right. 3 SALE! .S3 1 SI J. S8l! rfJ I 1 The old Gravel Pit property one block South oftheM.&O depot. Several good cabin sites on this property and a lake which never goes dry and which would make a fine fish preserve. The half square upon which is the old Union Academy. Five beautiful building lots and enough brick arid lumber in the old school house to build a number of cabins, or this half square would make an ideal manufacturing site as it is right on the line of the M. & O. and right in the heart of the m a n ufact u r i n g district. Good store on South Market street. A investment. Well rented and bringing revenue. Good cottage, well located, close in, corner lot. Price $2100. Part cash; balance on time eight per cent. Five building lots East of Capt. T (. Mon ger's home. Sturdivant I Maer, Real Kstate Agents, COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI. good good VP w vp. Sharp, Ala.. Notes. We had a nice raiu three weeks ago, but would be glad to have another shower. It would be of great benefit to cotton as th 1 stands is poor, and unless it re ceives rain soon it will fail. Messrs. Bennett and Holmes, of Providence, passed through Sharp last Monday en route to Columbus. Mrs. Young, of Columbus, was called to the beside of herdaugh ter, Mrs. Fannie Young Robert son, last week. Mrs. Robertson is reported better. Mrs. R. J. Hall is quite ill. We trust she will speedily recover. Dr. J. T. Haucock, of Colum bus, passed through Sharp last week en route to Ethelville. Mrs. Ira Sharp and daughter, Belle, spent the day with Mrs A. J. Hall aud family, of Mc Crary, last week. Mr. J. F. Thornburg and wife, of Ethelville, passed through Sharp en route to their father's, Mr. Tennyson, at Dow. Mr. Westley Resse, of Mc Crary, is on the sick list this week. Mr. W. H. Storey, of Ethel ville, was in SharD Sunday. May 5, 1903. "O. and B.m Not a Sick Day Since. "I was taken severely Btck with kid ney trouble. I tried all sorts of medicines, none of which relieved me. One day I saw an ad. of your Electric Bitters and determined to try that. After taking a few deses I felt reliev ed, and soon thereafter was entirely cured, and have not seen a sick day since. Neighbors of mine have been cured of rheumatism, neuralgia, liver and kidney troubles and general de bility." This is what B. F. Bass, of Fremont, N. C. writes. Only fH)e at Chapman ft Maylield, druggiste. DR. MO Cures Cholera -Infantum, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, and the Bowel Troubles of Children of Any Aqe. Aids Digestion, Peculates the Bowels, Strengthens the Child and Makes TEETHING EASY. Or mail 25 carta to C. ). MOFFETT, M. D.. ST. LOUIS. MO. FLORENCE, 8. C, Not. 2. UK). I was first advised by our family physician in C'har'.eiton to use ThKTHINA with our baby when he waa but a Tery younu infant, as a preve-itive of co'ic and to warm and sweeten the stomach. Later it was useful in teething troubles, and its effect lias been found to be so very beneficial and so free from dangers Jiat are consequent upon the use of drugs and soothing syrups, that we have coots t rH it, after use with three children, nsoneof the necessities when there is anew baby in the boost and until the teething troubles are over, and M take pleasure in recommending it to our friends instead of the horrid stuff that so many people use to keep their Jishy quiet. HA11TWKLLM. AY Ell, (Manager Daily Times and Weekly Times-M--sender- Costs Only 25 cents at Druggists, WHISKEY SU GALLON We claim to be the Lowest Priced Whiskey House. We really sell whiske, as low as 1.10 per gallon, :ml mind you: distilled whiskej not a ! tion of chemicals but of course it's new and underproof. "Caspar's Standard" 10 year old whiskey a liquid j ! li la actual), produced by honest Jar lletds in tin .Mountain section Of bv the old time process. Every drop is boiled over open tires in old style copper stills, in exactly the same pray it Ofir grandfathers a century ago. First rate whiskej Is nets orAllnn. hut it is not anv better than - Caspar's Standard." produced and must please every customer orwi we are incorporated under the laws of N. C, a of $100,000.00 and the People's National Kan! i i --r nr: P 1 ... xt f ...;Ti .,!! ... IiailKOl VUI?lOU"ClIl-III ., will nil j I mi win guwau - old honest, mild and mellow whiskey worth one dollar per quart, but to more fully introduce 'Caspar's Standard'" we oiler sample shipments of this brand at half price, (packed in plain sealed bodies, 5 Quarts, $2.95. 10 Quarts. $5.00. EXPRESS PREPAID ANYWHERE IN U. S tances (in stamps, cash or by check, etc) as well as requests for confi dential price list must be addressed as follows: C. D. CASPAR CO., Winston-Salem, N. C, U. S. A. MAIN OFFICES AND WAREHOUSES. Nos. 1045-46 Liberty and I, 3. 4 and 5 Maple Streets. WHISKEY $U GALLON furnace wood was made by old at $5 to ti It is the best back with gold authorized capital Piedmont Savings von our iruaraniee is arood This Commissioner's Sale. The petition of Mrs. M:irie L. Hillery. et si, No. 1307. Bv virtue of a deeree of the Honorable Chancery Court of Lowndes County. State of Iflrwilnntppti rendered in the above entitled cause, at the April term. A. D. 1903. thereof, ordering the sale of certain lands mentioned therein. E. S. Moore, the undersigned appoint ed Commissioner to execute said decree, will, on Monday, the first day of June. A. D. iwa expose at public auction to the hitrhest bidder for cash, at the Court House door of said .County, in the City of Columbus, within the hours "prescribed by law. the following- de scribed lots of land in the City of Columbus. Countv of Lowndes and State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of lots Nine (9) and Ten (10) and the fest half of lot Kitiht (8) of Square num ber Kitfht (H) North of Main street, together with the appurtenances to said premises be longing or in any wise appertaining. This nth day of May. A. D. 1W03. 5-5.4t K. S Mi "HE. Commissioner. ...HiirhOrade. M I L L 1 n C l I W m Remember a lisle open work hose dropped to the toe at Se lig's for 19 cents per pair. Lost. A bunch of eleven keys. Please bring same and receive reward. 5-27 2w J. A. Orr. I have just received a delayed shipment of canned corn, toma toes and California peaches. Same will be sold within the next two weeks at a close figure. W. K. McManus. Ma Mr W it) Bailey Millinery Emporium We will continue to handle, and we solicit a continuance ot the patron age which thiBestabtiahment has en joyed for years by conscientious and painstaking efforts to please our friends and customers. Spring Novelties in Our Line Are Being Con stantly Received. 9 m fcr 'kWW 'kWW WWk jmm9 kuW 9kWw mmW kw nuW ' ' Tl S S S 5 5 L? awf .tmmuf ammw AW1 A1 AW sBs gWF kWW Sacked Cotton Seed Hulls For sale in any quantity Mississippi Cotton Oil Co. 5 24 If by I have just received a delayed shipment of canned corn, toma toes and California peach Same will be sold within the next two weeks at a close figure. W. R. McManus. Fresh Saur Kraut at 4c a lb., and German Dill pickles at 40c a gallon at Silberbere's. Delicious sherbets, all tlavors. 1-14-tf daily at Chapman & Mayfield's.