IMVKIISITV OF (JEOIMJIA, ATHENS, (IA.
some of its most useful ami protui-
cent men, ami Mr. Alexander is only
On Monday morning, Hub. 19, a another link added to the long chain
largo audience gathered in the Uni- of illustrious alumni who have been
vend tv chapel to he present at the furnished to our State l»y this
93rd anniversary exercises of the society.
MON. HOKE SMITH AND WIFE
TKHDKuan An i i.aiiouaii and uor-
OKOl s HK< Kl’TION.
Mrs. A. 1>. I’hinuy tendered the
Secretary of the Interior, lion. o soeietv.
eluded 1‘rof. Morris expressed him
self as highly pleased with the uhil
ity of the speakers and after dis
cussing tl M > i|ueition, gave his deci
sion in favor of the I >cino*llietiian
Demosthenian Society. The orator
of the day was Mr. II. A. Alexan
der, of Atlanta, one of last year's
Music for the occtsion was fur
nished by the University oichestra.
The subject of Mr. Alexander’s
speech was education in Georgia,
and its hearing on the development.
of her resources and the settlement
of public issues already confronting
her people, and also those that will
inevitably come up.for discussion
and settlement. After a short pre
face setting forth the nature of his
Smith and wife, a reception Tliurs
day evening, the equal of which is j
rarely seen in the state. Naught
was wanting to make the occasion
one of the most enjoyable character.
theme, he paid a high tribute to
Georgia as one of the first of the
thirteen original colonies, pointing
out her present natural resources -
the treasures that lie buried in the
bosom .of her mountains, and the
rich fertilizers that abound iu the
alluvium of her coast. He told of
her climate and the variety of her
agricultural products and fertility
of her soils. The advance muni of
the more northern sections iu all
tho' arts that go to make up the
enlightenment and civilization of a
c- an try he attributed to the illil-
THK l-ltl KAIM'A ANNIVERSARY.
On Thursday occurred the mini
versury of the l’hi Kappa Society.
It was the 7-1 tli anniversary,and the
orator of the day w as Mr. Haul I..
Fleming, a popular Atlanta boy, |
and one of the first men of the Sc
Ills subject was the “Achieve
incuts of the Cavalier," and he ban j
■ died the theme in a graceful and
easy manner, lie pointed out the
bold and daring deeds of the cava ; , .... .
B decoration was a potted Azalea III
Her of the middle age, of Arthur
and the Knights of the Hound Ta
ble, of the adherents of Charles I.,
and the crusaders of old, who made
A committee w as then appointed
to select a new question for a joint
delate Saturday, March tilth. A
motion was also Hindu and unani
mously ad .pled to thank I'rof. Mur
1 lie elegant home ol Mrs. I hiiiizv ris for the aide and impartial man
on Millcdgc avenue was adorned
with a liountioiis array of ferns, cut
(lowers ami potted plants.
The drawing room w as handsome
decorated with pink enriialiiiiis,
tier in which lie presided. After
this the meeting adjourned.
A large crowd was present and
great interest manifested on holli
sides as was evident front the large
beauty and Labranee j number of able speakers, and we
roses. While the most attractive hope these joint debates will often
j full bloom, imported from Belgium. , _____
There were many notables prus
llieiy pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine
in the east and brought ruin to Sa
ladili and released the Holy City.
He then dwelt on the cavalier of
modern limes the old Continentals
who followed the tattered Hags of
Washington, and those that fought
so heroically under Jackson at New
Orleans, and last, but not least, he
pointed out the achievements of
Bartow, the lamented Jackson and
the venerable Lee, and their part in
the hitter struggle which reduced
out coming from nearly every city
in the South.
The ladies present would easily
rival those of any section of the
country in both nature’s gift of
beauty and in the delicate and ar
listic selections of their costumes.
The early part of the evening
was spent tu the vicinity of the
gorgeously arrayed table and near
the effervescing wine bowls, while
the latter were given to danciitg will ht
The following important letter is
copied from the Brown Herald:
IIOUSK OF UKl’BFSKNTATIVKS,
Wasiiinuion, I). Fell. I, 1MM.
Mu. K. IS. Anhukwn, l’r*s.
I’rovidedoo, K. I.
My Dkaii Silt: Under the ruling
of the H. t». Dept., all papers pub
lished under the auspicHS of college
and fraternal societies are uow or
• lun ii'<l
of the question of education on the
full development of Georgia mid the
settlement of public issues liesbowed
to be direct and important. lie
litt' lied the members of the legis
lature and their action towards the
Stale University in a fair and con
servative manner, saying that they
eracy of her people. The bearing t | )u South to a state of decay from
which she has not yet recovered.
Mr. Fleming's speech was clothed
in pretty language, and delivered |
with much force and eloquence.
Many were the congratulation* ten
dered Inin, and 1‘lii Kappa did her
self proud in selecting him as her
representative on this occaaion. His
were in a manner justified l>y the address t „ t|„. members of Uie soci
present status of common school e ty was appropriate and well re
education, but claiming that the ce j V cd. He paid a tribute to the
improvement of the one was esscu- n ian y illustrious men that this soci
lial to that of the other, and that e ty has helped to develop, and spoke
they were mutually dependent on touching words of the late II. W.
each other, that higher education, Grady.
that which fitted a man for the Music was furnished by the I’ui
proper excieise of bis civil and so verslly Orchestra, consisting of
°ial functions, was not a luxury, as Messrs. Beckett, Boland, Barnwell
is claimed by those prejudiced alJ( j Osborne.
against our State University, llis -L- -
speech was full of facts and good Misses Sadie and Inez Atwood,
argument, and showed wherein the of Darien, are spending sometime
and sweet small talk.
There were about
We all join iu one accord that it
was impossible to have enjoyed our
TUK JOINT DKBATK.
I^tst Saturday, Fell. 17tli, being
the day appointed for the joint de
bate between tile I’hi Kappa and
Dciuostlicniaii societies, only a short
meeting was boll to arrange fur
tile reception of lilt- DcioohiIii-iiiaus.
At ltod.'i the meeting was called
to order by I'rof. John Morris who
bad been selected as the chairman
of the meeting. The question for
debate was “Kcsolvcd, That the
Negro should be Colonized."
The I’bi Kappa's took the it tli rota
tive and tin- Deliiostlieuian the neg
The debate was characterized by
fairness and cour’esy ou both sides
future prosperity of our State de- with their sister, Mrs. K. M. \V. and the speeches were sensible and
pended upon belter systems of com- Black, who‘resides on Milledge to the point. While I'rof. Morris
avenue. They came down to chap-
el services last Sunday, and also to
the anniversary exercises.
mon schools and higher education
than now existed within her borders.
A people's intelligence is the step
ping stone, the germ or the life prin
ciple of all oilier lines of progress. Mr. J. II. Mobley is rapidly de
Mr. Alexander was widely con-1 velopiug into a typical Milledge
gratulated upon hisexcellentspeecb, avenue “sport.” He has recently
and the occasion was a very enjoy purchased a crocodile cane, and we
able one in all of its details. This naturally look next for the tiger-
society Las furnished to the State tail cut-away.
made an aide and impartial presid
The following were the speakers
of the Phi Kappa: Cocbran, Fuller,
Hofraeyer, Kzzard, W. T. Bacon,
Shcarouse, Bean and II- llacon. Of
the Damosthenisn: McGregor, Saun
ders, Larson, Lindsay, Griffith, ('ar
son, Branuen, Floyn, Kyals, Alex
ander. Aflei the debate was con
mails as second cluss matter and
seventy live compelled to pay from eight to six
teen limes us much postage as other
This is a manifest injustice which
bears heavily oil a class of papers
published not for pecuniary profit
lint in the cause of education and
which deserve at least us liberal
treatment us any.
It is a reproach to the system that
cheap novels, the Police Gazette
aud such papers are entitled to pos
tal privileges denied to the educa
tional and fraternal journals.
To remedy the manifest injustice
Senator Maudersou and myself have
each introduced iu our respective
Houses of Congress a hill, s copy of
which is printed on enclosed poll
lions thul should lie circulated in
your locality aud signed iu dupli
cate, one copy to be forwarded to
your Member of 1,'oogr*** and the
other to one of the U, S. Senators
from your Stale.
We need the prompt and earnest
support of yourself, authorities of
your college, students and friends
of education generally iu advocacy
of the measure, uud ask you to kiud-
ly advise tho professors aud stu
dents of your college immediately
(as the time is limited in which to
act) to write to members of con
gress from their borne districts urg
i ok, i.i oki> on sworn i*aok.