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SEQUACHEE, TENN,, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1909.
NO. 40. - VOL. XVI. PRYOR INSTITTTE Regular commencement exercises thereoe Commencement exercises at Pryor Institute, Jasper, commenced Friday night, with the contest for the Patten prizes of $15 and f 10 in gold for the winners in oratory contort. The large college hall was filled with the friends of the contestants, nine in number, who listened with appreciation. The TamiiDi wpvfi rineneil with lirsver "bv 1 Rev. Sorrell. The piano Quintette, "Tanz der Mai Kafur," lay Misses Krf H nt tim and Turner, was "excellent. Eschol Burnett was the firHt speaker on the subject f the ".Power of Purpose, Ed Cain folio w- ed with "Man! Thou Pendulum 'Twixt a Smile and Tear," while Hubert Cain spoke on the "limit of Free Thought." Miss Ava Horton' s violin solo, "Mignonne Gavotte,"was very pretty, and gave relaxation from t the ponderous oratory. Frank Deak- 'ins then spoke on the "Demand of the "Twentieth Century," Creed Heard n "Jennie Lind" and Hoy Hnaninger on "Mirage." A male trio composed of Messrs. Eurnett and Bennett, "DreaT- s lily. ' was the intermission offered this time, after which Ed Lewis spoke on ''Courage, ' and Sam Martin gave a descriptive selection, "The Wrestlers -of Phillippi." The violin sextette, i prayer and rondo by Pleyel.a beautiful composition, was excellently perform -eiiby Misses Kelly, Mills, Lame, Deak ias and Horton, and the orations by Sidney Rogers on "The Ends of the iFresent the Means of the Future" and .John Tbach on "The Fate of Genius" , :losed the oratorical contest. "Fiddle iarid'1" was beautifully sung by Miss Strawn, accompanied by violin and I piano. On Saturday evening the hall was rpttOKeu IU see mo tuiiuicu rmoiKnii- ment, over 1,000 people being estima ted present The first number was a piano sextette, Galop, Op. 100, by treabog, rendered by Myrtle Strawn, MitryrDarr, Winnie McLaughlin, Lou ie Kelly, Fannie Darr aud Irene Burnett. William Hall's recitation, ...'V'A Complaint." was nicely given, :aidftbe violin duet, "Evening Song" .and '"Home, Sweet Home," by two very little Violinists, Dorothy Stewart and Nell Roberson, was a pleasure to the ;audience. The boys' chorus, "Gnr School Band," was rendered in good style, and spiritedly. Katie May Willis recited"Who Made the Speech," and -the niano solo bv Boulah Tittle. Intemiesso Pizzicato, was a very credi table performance. The Quaker Drill by Virginia Pope and Edward Alley was another cute perfomance, and the nuuioer, "What I Would Be," by nine little toys was intresting. The Zobo Patriotic Drill by a number of girls arrayed in rod, white and blue, blow ing zobos to national airs, was very nrettv. This concluded the first half of the evrtninc's program, the second half opening . with the violin solo, "Redowa de Wallestein" by Danda, ly Miss JNeii wan, a rattier uimcuir. performance for such a young perform er. A song, "A Soldier Boy, was Marshall Hairs contribution, as was the dialogue, "The Bug-aBoo" that of Fannie Darr and Louise Kelly, The practicing song sung by Mamie Lou Hall was a decided novelty and . .excellently done. The song. "The Juarrel," by Nell Hall and Haywood fcinipson, .was excellent and the audi ence insisted on a recall. A violin trio. "Scottish Folk Song" aud "Old Blt-ck Joe," was the next number con trituted by Myrtle Strawn, Beulah Tittle and Edward Alley. The recita tion. "Picnio Time" by Sam Polk Rankton, was a good one. The song "An Arcadian Lullaby," by Myrtle Straw;, was another enjoyable num ber. The minuet by twelve girls and loys wks a pretty effect, and the piano duo. "Festival Sounds" by Mamie Lou Hall, 1st piano, and Virginia Pope, 2nd piano, was a nicely played composition. This brought "the pro gram down to the last number of the evening, "The Fairy Wedding," in which there were lots of fairies, brownies, frogs and a prince and prin cess, chariots, red tire, much curtain pulling, difficulty with lights, and general hustle, bustle aud worry, but it all evolved in due time and there were suuie very pretty scenes, the wed ding between the prince and princess in pantomime at clone bringing the whole cohort onto the stage iu a galax y of childish beauty. At the 1'onclusiou of the "Fairy Wedding", prizes were presented to six students in primary department as fol lows: Fannie Darr. Nell Hall. Rowe na Pope, Lucy Jackson, J is. Anderson and Melvin Turner. The performance of the children wa highly creditable iu every war, and dv-rTel the encoraiiiiii of all. Sunday morning at UoYWk th An nual Sermon was preached in the Col b'ge Chapel by Dr. .l.hn W. Perry Morristown, Tenn., who delivered an impressive address. Monday evening at M o'clock the An nual Literary Address was given by Hon. E. M. Webb, of Knoxville. Mr. Webb achieved fame in the recent leg islature by bis stout defence of the prohibition measures against the on slaughts of rum's greed, aud made, a good address, enlivened by some ex cellent music. , The following is the program of the Annual Concert, which occurred Tues day evening: Piano Sertette.Girard Gavotte, Fondey Misses Griffith. Horton, Layne, Lasa- ter, Miller, Wilkerson. Violin Solo Ben Bolt (Fantasy with Var. ) Ambrosia, Sallie Tittle Reading Aunty Doleful's Visit, Gladys Lasater, Piano Quartette Cavalry Advance Gallop, Schneider, Misses Burnett, Brown, Strawn and ' Moyers. Vocal Duet Oh! That We Two Were Maying, Smith, Ethel Hoge and Charlie Vann. Violin Duet La Ballerina, 'Bobm, Iva Mills and Willie Deakins, Eunice Hutton. Mandolin Quartette Sur Rive Del Mississippi, Bellenghi, Misses Anderson, Roberson, McKinney and Mills. Reading and Pantomime A Studious Girl, Katie Griffith and Iva Milla Piano Quartette Sur la Colline et la Vallie, Englemann Misses Hutton, Turner, Kelly, Mauzy Vocal Solo For All Eternity, ' Mas- cagni, Ethel Hoge Reading An Old Sweetheart of Mine, Riley, Grace Mauzy Piano Duo, Fantasie, Op. 140, Spind- ler, Katie Griffith, Mamie Horton Orchestra, Golden Rod. The music was all of high order, piano being administered in all sorts of combinations sextette, quartette and duo, and "solitaire." The mando lin quartette was excellent. The read ngs, too, were above par, aud heard with attention, not being distressingly long. The orchestra selection by cor net, clarinet, viol, piano and a galaxy of violins and mandolins, was a nice closing feature. Miss Ethel Hoge de monstruted that she had a good voice n the two Selections in which she sung. At 10:30 Wednesday morning the following urogram was rendered, the members of the graduating class being seated upon the stage. The program and addresses consumed nearly three hours, but was Jistened to very pa tiently by the large number of people assembled in the chapel: Piano Duo Second Valse; Godard, 1st piano, Bessie Carr Wilkerson, 2nd piano, Gladys Lasater. Essay Paths that Lead to Nowhere, Myrtle uopeianu Oration Let the People ba taught, James Houts Violin Solo, Flowers and Ferns, Rei ser, Leila Layne Essay The Wonders of .Nature. uena Jjay Oration An Unfortunate Child of Genius, Charles Prigmore vocal Duet Music of the Meadows, Franz Aht. Misses Hoge aud Strawn Essay- Lite is What We Make It, Annie Prigmore Oration The Dream of the Wizard, James Prigmore Essav The value of 'lime. Aliene Pryor Piano Solo Prelude in D Flat, Chopin, (With Descriptive Analysis) Grace Mauzy. Oration Character, Thomas Stewart Essav Shall I Ascend the Mountain or Remain in the Valley, Nannie Walker Essay The Discipline of Experience, rlallie Wright V loan Duo Grandma, Langer, Grace Kelly and Irene Turner After the presentation of Diplomas which took place at this juncture, Thomas Stewart arose and pregented Prof. Dossett with a memento from the class. Medals were awarded as follows: For deportment to Haywood Simpson and for the best average grade to Miss Bessie v ilkerson, the presentation be ing made bv Prof. Dossett. In Mrs, Wood s violin clasR Irene lurner, Ava Horton, Sallie Tittle, and Bessie Wilk erson for best grades, and to Willie Deakins, Myrtle Strawn, Lela Layne, Beulah Tittle, Nell Roberson, Ed Al ley, Nell Hall, Dorothy Stewart and Iva Mills for excellency in work and deportment. Rev. Stewart making the presentation speech. Kev. J. A. Darr then awarded prizes to Grace Mauzy, Gladys Lasater and Bessie Wilkerson for excellency in piano work, the class being taught by Miss Moyers. lhen Mr. S. H. Alexander awarded the Pat- ton prizes of 15 and $10 in gold for which the boys contested Friday night. The first prize was awarded to Sam C. Martin and the second to Eschol Bnrn- ett. In behalf of the Literary Society, which is composed cf the girls of the school. Mis Eliza Martin, president. came forth and in a neat sjieech pre sented Prof "Dossett with a beautiful picture in frame. Prof. Dossett accept ed the Eift with a few touching re marks and then anuounced that he had severed his connection with Pryor In stitute in order that he might have a change of work and that th school would l taken in charge by Prof. W T. Robinson who would arrive some time in June. The program closed with a riano cinartette, "Militaire PiUnmie of '4o."hy Chopin, played by Min Hutton and Movers. it piano, Misum Jriftith anil Kelly. 2nd plana The Seaman Gunner School, D. S. toy By R. E. L. SEHON, at KnoxviUe, Tonn. Though the United State Navy is a great school where every officer and man is kept trained to the highest de gree by constant drill, study and tar get practice of one kind or another, there are special courses of instruc tion through which the most efficient of the enlisted men are put to fit them for special duties and higher ratings. Two large Electrical Schools are maintained in the Navy, one at New York and the other at Mare Island, California, for men who prove them selves likely and amibtious and who desire to qualify for the rating of Electrician. Iu these schools the men are taught "The Use of Electricity on Shipboard" from the wire of bells and batteries, to winding the largest arm- atnres and operating and caring forthe Wireless Telegraph. A machinist's school is kept going all the year ronnd at Norfolk Navy Yard to train men, who have complet ed one enlistment in the engine or fire room, to handle and repair the mighty engines that propel the ships and their auxiliary machinery. At several Training Stations the recruit (appren tice seaman) is taught, drilled, and acclimated for weeks before he is sent to a sea going ship, versed, more or less completely in handling of small arms and in seamanship, to say noth ing of the tailor made sea going ver nacular he has acquired from associa tion with the older sailors, and with which he is prone to please and mys tifv the home folks when he writes home or goes on a furlough. Men are trained for nurses, others taught the gentle art of cooking (Un cle Sam wants the boys to feel at home) and still others are taught book keeping and the clerical duties requir ed on board ship. And every man gets his regular pay and allowance while going to school, too, the same as if be were doing regular routine on board ship. . But the school that is most to be de sired" by the man who really aspires to advancement and recognition is the Seaman Gunner School. This school is the enlisted man's chance to. qualify for a billet aft, in other words to be come an officer. However, not all men who are sent to the school go with the intention or expectation of being pro moted; the majority are possessed of a desire to be more efficient in the minor ratings, to get a knowledge of Ordi nance which cannot be gained entirely by even the most painstaking study on board ship. The. school has two homes, one at the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport. R. I., and the other at Washington Navy Yard. At Newport the men are taught the care and handling of torpe does, and during the course of study learn how to correctly assemble and disassemble the thousand and one parts, how to adjust the mechanism aud to fire the torpedo at an imaginary enemy. ' They get a course of instruct ion in .electricity, the use of electric ity for firing torpedoes, mines and oth er agents of destruction : are trained to "mine" a harbor (and that by ac tual practice) so that an .enemy would only get blown np for his pains should he try to enter unawares; they get a few weeks at "deep sea diving" dur ing which time tbey go down and walk about for half an hour, spearing flounders and feeling a bit lonesome, while two comrades in a launch a bove sweat at the air pump which forces the atmosphere into the helmet through a stroug rubber tube, and an other pair watch the life line and air hose, ready to give or take the slack as the diver walks to and' fro, or haul bim to the surface at an instant's warning should he give the danger signal of three sharp pulls on his life line. The diving is done in shallow water at first, then at greater depths nntil man thinks nothing of a half hour at sixty feet, and would as soon do a hundred as not. Then air compressors, some several makes and types, are studied and worked over. Air compressors are as necessary to the torpedo as -is the two hundred odd pounds of gun cotton in the warhead, for the torpedo once fir ed over the side must propel itself for perhaps three or four thousand yards at 35 to 40 knots speed straight at the enemy and keep itself a few feet un der the water, out of the way of hos tile shells. All this it does by means of an air engine which nses several cubic feet of air at 2000 to 2300 lbs. per square inch, and a steering me chanism worked by a gyroscope and a piston which is so connected to the rudders as to make the torpedo rise or dive, according as the water pressure gets greater or grows less. Once the torpedo reaches the enemy it fires by mean of a primer situated in the none and exploded bv impact with side of the doomed vessel. At Washington is taught the subject of Gun Construction where the stu dent learns why and 1 how a gun is built np of "layers" 'or jackets shrunk one over the other, sees in pro cess of construction the guns from the gigantic 63 ton Breech Loading Rifle that will throw a 1130-lb projectile a distance of several miles, down to the small, rapid-fire guns that do not look so titanic, but are able to make it interesting to the smaller craft at a range of two or three miles, just the same. The different marks and mod ifications of Breech Mechanism are carefully studied for some weeks, the various forms of Gun Mounts, from the little tripod of the Colt's Auto matic Rifle(which small gun, we learn, should not be fired more than 400 times per minute up to the mighty turrets, built of armor several inches in thick ness, carrying the largest guns side by side in pairs, and revolving to point in any direction by well protected electric motors that are controlled by the gun pointers as easily as an air rifle in the hands of a small boy. Other things follow, Sights and Sighting, Telescope Sights, , Explos ives, and others, nntil now the thor oughly interested Sailor feels that, given time and money, he could build rather an interesting Navy of his own, It is an interesting week spent at Indian Head, Maryland, where the Naval Proving Ground and Smokeless Powder Factory are. There are always some guns to test, shell or powder or armor to be tried out, and it is noth ing short of romantic to stand safely behind a ten inch steel plate on top of the "bomb proof" and watch a shell punch a clean hole in several inches of the toughest and hardest armor that the ingenuity of man can produce. Then there is the smokeless powder, a mil lion pounds a year made here, which amount just about compensates for what we use in target practice to make our marksmen the quickest and surest in the world. But who would have thought that the terrible gun cotton and smokeless powder are Bimply nitro cellulose, or merely cotton treated with nitric acid albeit, the process of treating and purifying is a long and painstaking one. While all this is being learned it is not forgotten to give every man two or three days a week in some of the shops, working at a lathe, making something in the carpenter shop, try ing his hand in the forge shop, copper smith shop, foundry, or some other equally interesting place. Neither is the social sideof life forgotten, for on ly a few men are required to remain in the quarters every night, the oth ers being allowed to go out in town, where most of them have rooms and civilian clothes, for the sailor is as desirous of forgetting shop as any of his brothers in civil life, and you wouldn't be apt to guess that the erect, smartly dressed young fellow that sits next to you in the theater wears a pea jacket and wide bottomed trousers aud does his best every day in the week to make the Navy a real "home" for himself and shipmates and a power to be respected by all the world. The examinations over, and the men graduated they are ordered to wherever seamen gunners of their respective ra tings are required, some to the Pa Your Banking? No matter how small, No matter how large, The Bank of Whitwell will give it careful attention. This message applies to all. OFFICERS J.' J. Dykbs, rreudent. D. T. LATNK. I've-President. R. E. DoXSKI I, '. President. 3. R. MoilOAS, Cashier. R. A. Dykes, Assist. Ceskier. i Would You Throw Away SIOOQ? T HE man who could save and it is throwing away 160 per 1,000 at 6 per cent, interest. Safe investments which annually plentiful as they used to be. Why not start an account with war l ou can open an acconnt with, f l.oo. vome in ana let, talk over the matter. 1 We want your business and believe we deserve it from record. Remember we pay 4 0 IN TEREST " rme Deposits. The Marion Trust & Banking Co. : x J S. II. Al.EXANDElt, t cific, some to Submarine boats, some to battleships, some to become Instruc tors, if vacancies exist in the school from which they have just graduated. So the men who have become fast friends during the few months of school, separate going their several ways; some of them will meet togeth er with handclasps and smiles the nearest a sailor ever comes to tears in Manila Bay or the Mediterranean, oth ers to foregather some day in Coquim bo or Hong Kong and talk over old times and the Girls They Left Be hind, ail of them to hard work and a useful lite in the service of the beloved Stars and Stripes. Piano Recital. PIKEVILLE, Tenn., May 18. -The pupils of Mrs. S. L. Deakins gave an interesting recital in the college chap el Monday evening at 8 o'clock, of which the following is the program : Concert Valse, Mattei Miss Mary Tollett Zampa, Herold Misses Barker and Myers Valse Brilliante, Moskowski Miss Mary Ross Loyd La Reine des Fees, Smith Miss Burmah Barker Jubel Overture, Weber Misses O'Neal, Loyd and Barker La Fontaine, Bohm Miss Clema Pope 1st Valse Brilliant, ' Schulhoff Miss Audra O'Neal Flattaraschen, Kramer Misses Vera Vaughn, Bess and Clema Pope The Fountain, Lyrberg Miss Winnie Myers Song of the Birds, Heins Miss Bess- Pope Intermede, Chaminade Misses O'Neal and Loyd On Blooming Meadows, Rive King Miss Mabel Barker Maiden's Dream, Bohm Miss Nannie Swafford Rhapsody March, Gypsy Dance, Liszt Misses Tollett and Kelly Elfin Dance, Heins, Miss Cora Tollett Valse Venitieune, Ringwet MiBses .Ruth and Grace Kelly Dance of the Sylphs, Heins Miss Mayme White From Norway, Koelling Misses Swofford, White and Taylor At Full Tilt, Misses White and Vaughn Raulte Jasper. Special to the News. 3. W. Simpson, Jr., of Chattanooga, was here last week. Rev. R. G. Waterhouse of Emory, Va., was here last week. Mrs. Albert Lankester, of Pensacola, Fla., is visiting Capt. and Mrs. J. G. Lankester. D. F. Harris, of Birmingham, has been here on a visit and attending commencement. Our town has been enjoying Com mencement this week and lots of vis itors have been here. L. P. Brewer is vigorously pushing the interests of the Burnett Milling Co.. and Manna flour is sold largely in the valley. I Prof. M. M. Dossett has resigned from the principalship of Pryor Insti tute, and Prof. Robinson, of Harri- man University, has been elected to i fill the vacancy. Prof. Dossett has been in charge of the college for six years, during which time numerous improvements have been made. Our citizens greatly regret bis decision to leave ns. Dt It Now. Now is the time to get rid or your' rheumatism. Yon can do so by apply-1 imr Chamberlain's Liniment Nine cases out of ten are simply muscular rheumatism due to cold or damp, or chronio rheumatism, and yield to the vigorous abdication of this liniment. Try it. You are certain to lie delight ed with the quick relief which it af fords. Sold by Whitwell Drug Co. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S C ASTO R I A 4- bank $5 per, month and doesn't do year tho cross earning power of , ' ' t pay Gperceut. net are not so ' t us and conserve this "1,000 earn- j , ns . ast f . our i 4 jarc.n, i c rsi rsi , , i rresidmt. ,, T. G. GAKRKTT, Vice-President, V. J. ALEXANDKH, Cashier. Expression Recital. ' PIKEVILLE, Tenn.. May ,2a The following recital was given in the Col lege Chapel yesterday evening .at 8 o'clock by the pupils of Miss Hassel J. Grimmett: i Music Valse Caprice, Newtand Miss Mary Ross Loyd A Sign From Heaven, Basil King Blanch Pope Bud Zunt's Mail, Ruth McEnery Stew art, Mary Ross Loyd The Ferry of Gallaway, Alice Cary Bessie Farmer The going of the White Swan, Gilbert Barker Ollie Foust Lula's Complaint, Anon. Clara Cbisam My First Dress Suit, Edwin Sabin Claude McReynolds Music Song of the Poaoher, Ritter Audra O'Neal, A Farce in One Act ' Kissing the Wrong Girl. Charlie Garden, a book agent, Ollie Foust, Clara Winsome, very sentimental, Ma ry Ross Loyd . Gertrude Winsome, her twin slater, Vera Vaughn , Little Sister and I, Anon Reeve Spring Confound the Old Luck Anyway, A. H. Enwer, Hugh McReynolds Riding Under the Buggy Seat, Elsie McCollum, Carle Farmer Rising in 1776, T. B. Read Walter Welch Pautomine Old Black Joe, Ollie FouBt and Claude McReynolds. Browns' Ferry. Special to the A'ews. C. E. Foster went to Chattanooga Friday. Elder O. Levi bis been visiting friends and relatives near Soddy the past week. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Massey were shopping in Chattanooga Saturday. Thomas Jackson went to St. Elmo Monday. Mrs. M. E. Levi called on Mrs. Ma ry Massey Sunday.',- R. J. Massey and Charlie Ellis Fos ter were visiting in Kelly's Ferry Sun day. Bill Sharpe went to Charlestown, Tenn., Saturday. Bill Fryar, of Wauhatchie, called on Joe Thompson Sunday. Hobart Vincent Massey called on Robert Tinker Sunday. Valley Bird. Lived 152 Years. Win. Parr England's oldest man married the third time at 120, worked in the fields till 132 and lived 20 years longer. People should be youthful at 80. James Wright, of Spurlock, Ky. , shows how to remain young. I feel just like a 16-year-old boy," be writes, "after taking six bottles of Electrio Bitters. For thirty years Kidney trouble made life a burden, but the first bottle of this wonderful medicine convinced me I had found the greatest cure on earth." They're a godsend to weak, sickly, rundown or old people. Try them. 50c at Whitwell Drug Go's. Petros, Tenn. Special to the News. Capt. J. H. Nelson returned from Nashville Saturday. Miss Aldine Langley and Mr. Scott Swafford were married here last Sun day, Rev. Fenton officiating. Miss Laura Joyner is in Harriman, the guest of Miss Blanch Robbison. Dr. J. R. Gott left Monday of last week to spend a couple of months in New York Polyclinic Medical School. Sam Joyner is in Spring City for a few days. Mrs. J. R. Gott will entertain her Sunday school class of girls with a pic nic in the woods Saturday. If yon expect to get the original iCarbolized Witch Hazel Salve, you I must be sure to get DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It is good for ruts, burns and bruises, and Is especially gnod for piles. Refuse substitutes. Sold by Whitwetl Drug Co. and J. W. Simp son. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S C ASTO Rl A