the Banner, Friday morning, march 17, 1911.
Fourteenth Conference for
Education in the South
Will be Held in Jack-
The fourteenth Conference for Ed
Mention in the South will be held at
Jacksonville, Fla., April 19, 20 and 21
The general theme of the Conference
will he the bettet adaptation of edu
intion to life and especially to the
niral life of the South—a continua
lion and intensification of the theme
<if the conference held at Little Rock
hist April. The first meeting of the
conference will be on Wednesday
morning, the last on Friday evening,
thus giving six general meetings and
three afternoons for the round table
1 onference, which have become a very
important feature of the conference.
One of the genera[ meetings will J>e
given to a discussion of rural coop
eration. It is expected that the Unt
ied States Minister to Denmark, Hon
orable M. F. Egan, will discuss rural
co-operation In Denmark.- Dr. H. B.
Krissell will discuss rural co-operation
in Ireland, as worked out by Sir Hor
ace Plunkett. Dr. John Lee Coulter,
of the University of Minnesota and
United States Bureau of Agricultural
Statistics, will discuss rural co-opera
tion in the United States.
Another meeting will be given to a
discussion of the re-direction of ele
mentary education. It is expected
that Dr. Paul Ritter, the Swiss Minis
ter to the .United States, will tell of
1 lie adaptation of elementary educa
tion to life In Switzerland. Count
Moltke, the Danish Minister to the
I'nited States, will tell of the adapta
tion of education to life In Denmark.
The Scandinavian folk high school,
which has done so much for the ad
vanced rural development of Den
mark, Norway, Sweden ,and Finland,
sill be described by Dr. John C. Bay
c! Chicago, who has an Intimate
knowledge of the work of these
schools. Miss Jessie Fields, superin
undent of the public schools of Pago
county, Iowa, will discuss the adapta
tion of rural schools to rural life In
that country. Miss Fields has made
a national reputation by her work in
Another general meeting will
devoted to a discussion of sanitation
in the public schools and in the home.
The subject will be discussed by Dr.
-I. N, Hurty, State Health Commis
sioner of Indiana, and others.
Another meeting will be devoted to
the re-direction of higher education
and Its adaptation to Country life. The
phases of this topic will be discussed
by Chancellor David C. Barrow of the
University of Georgia; Mr, Harry
Hodgson, Athens, Ga., and others.
The second morning meeting will
he given to the conference of state su
perintendents and the story of the
progress of public education In the
states during the last year. There
will also be a- discussion of the pro
gress of school Improvement work of
the several states.
Besides the annual address of the
president of the conference, Mr. Robt.
C. Ogden, there will he special ad-
dreases by United States Commission
er Elmer Ellsworth Brown, and other
prominent educators and civilians.
There will be two large round table
conferences on agriculture and one
on better rural home life. To these,
representative farmers from all the
Southern states have been Invited.
There will also be round table confer
ences on the city school, on rural co
operation, on the church and rural
life, on the press and what It can do
10 help rural life, on town and village
improvement, and on other subjects
directly connected wittr the problem
of rural uplift. Many Southern edu
cators, statesmen and business men
will take part In these conferences
iind In the programs of the general
This conference differs from othet
educational conferences In that It Is
not wholly or chiefly a teachers’ asso
ciation. It Is made up of men and
women of all professions and all
walks of life, who are Interested In
the development of this section, and
who believe It can be done through
l etter education. And all such are
heartily invited to attend and take
hart In Its proceedings.
The trip to Jacksonville at this time
will be especially enjoyable. The rail
roads have annual rates, and the ho
tel accommodations will be ample and
the prices reasonable.
Spring opening at our store means something. It means that
you will find authentic spring shades and styles which alluring
springtime demands. It means ([that you will find a reliable
quality of merchandise. When we first mark our goods we
put the low price on them. At our store you do not have to
wait until you no longer have much use for your clothes, in
order to buy them at a reasonable price. We make reasonable
prices in the beginning.
Our Millinery Opening will start Tuesday and continue
through the week. You are cordially invived to attend.
READY TO WEAR DEPARTMENT
Grand display of spring Suits in all the new models. Suits, dresses
auto coats and skirts of every kind. Visit this department and see
the new things on display.
OF IS. CRETIGOS
Sister of Messrs. Victor and
Pete Petripol Buried in
(From Sunday's Banner.)
Yesterday afternoon from the resi
dence of Mr. Pete Petropol on South
Jackson street occurred the funeral
of Mr*. Rosa Cretkos, Rev. M. A.
Jenkena, pastor of the First Baptist
church, conducting the ceremony in a
most impreaalre manner. The choir,
composed of Mrs. Lampkln, Miss
<larebold, and Messrs. Huggins and
Von der Lleth, sang sweetly several
Silks and Trimmings
We have just received some new patterns
in foulards with beautiful borders, and are
displayed in all the new shades. Our trim
ming department was never so complete.
We invite your inspection.
36 in. bordered foulards in dress pattern
27 in. shower-proof foulards in dress pattern
lengths of 12 yards, regular $1 silk, per pat
27 in. japonika silks in all shades 39c.
27 in. beaded nets, all colors; just the ma
terial for overdraperies, per yard 1.00.
36 in. black messaline satin, per yard 1.00.
36 in. japonika silk, in Dolly Varden pat
terns, suitable for foundations, per yard 50c.
Every day brings us somethig new in wash
fabrics, and we are showing the greatest col
lection of wash goods ever shown in Athens,
in all colors and in every weave.
27 in. check voile, per yard 25c.
White Serge Suits $12.50 to $25
In all styles and qualities, strictly hand
tailored, lined with peau de chine and mes
Foulard Dresses $7.50 to $35
Made of best quality messaline and shed-
water foulard, lBtest models, in all colors
and at all prices; the largest and most varied
assortment of dresses ever displayed here.
27 in. silk stripe voile in champagne, blue,
gray and black, per yard 35c.
27 in. satin finish prunella cloth in blue and
pink, per yard 25c.
27 in. stripe rep, all colors, per yard 15c.
40 in. bordered foulards in the new Bul
garian colors, per yard 25c.
32 in. Anderson zephyr ginghams, in all
styles, fast cojors, 15c.
27 in. cotton foulards, beautiful assortment
of patterns, per yard 25c.
White Goods Department
We wish to calljyour attention to some ex
ceptionally good values in this department.
- 29 in, fine quality of rep, worth 15c per
yard 10c. s -
32 in. linen rep, worth 25c, per yard 19c.
27 in. Dimity in assorted checks, regular
15c value, per yard 10c.
29 in. Flaxon checks, sells everywhere for
25c, per yard 15c.
of marquisette, chiffon cloths, messaline
satins and nets, in all shades; over 100
styles to select from; well made and daintily
trimmed in the latest Parisian fashion; $7.50
Made of excellent quality of pongee and
silk rep; well tailored and trimmed in the
latest styles; 12.50 to 25.00.
White Goods Department
27 in. Madras, just the weight for shirts
and tailored waists, 25c grade for 18c.
36 m. SeaJsland Nainsook, per bolt of 12-
36 in. Pajama checks, per yard 10c.
48 in. Lingerie, slightly damaged, 5oc grade
Special From All Departments
We hava the largest and finest assortment
of ladies hand bags ever displayed in Athens.
We bought the lot cheap and are offering
them about half actual value. All the new
styles $1 to $10.
New waist made Marquisette and Chiffon
cloth embroidered in Bulgarian colors, $5 to
Childrens ginghams, percales and Madras
dresses, in all styles and sizes $1 to $3.50.
Ladie’s Black Petticoats made of good
quality of heather bloom, full width and
well made $1.00.
31 in. cotton* Crepe in all colors per yd 20c.
hymns. The pallbearers were Messrs.
J. H. DorseyS J. W. Watson, J. B.
Anchors, M. R. Huff, James Bulloch
end J. B. Blanchard. The Interment
took place in Oconee cemetery, the
Ht tie two weeks Infant, whose death
occurred a day before Us moiher's,
being burled with the mother.
It would be a real nice thing for a
southern democrat to be elected pres
ident. Just for a change, you know.
MRS. JOS. I. LONG
(From Sunday’s Banner.)
Yesterday morning at 8:30 o’clock
occurred the death of Mrs. Joseph II.
Iayng at her residence, 171 Park ave
nue, In this city. She bad been 111
for several weeks. She Is survived
by one son, Mr. Ilarry W. Long, who
la In the employ of the street railway
cpmpany, and by one sister, Mrs. S.
Cook, whose home Is in Atlanta. The
funeral will take place this afternoon
at the home at 3 o'clock, the serviced
to be conducted by Rev. S. J. Cart-
ledge, pastor of the Prince Avenue
Presbyterian church. The remains
will leave on the evening train for
Douglassvllle, where the Interment
Is to lake place tomorrow arternoon
Mrs. Long bad been living In Atb
ens for only a few months, but she
made many friends here, who valued
her for her Christian character and
many womanly traits.
• !.ct Athens provide several play
grounds for the children of the city.
There is no batter way In which a
reasonable sum of money could be
. JAS.M. SMITH
A VERY SICK MAN
(From Sunday’s Banner.)
The friends of Col. James M. Smith
will regret to know that be Is quite
III at bis home at Smlthsonla. Dr.
W. A. Carlton, of this city, spent
most of the day yesterday with Mr.
Smith and reports that the big tar
mer, while not now In n dangerous
condition. Is quite a sick man.
Athens now has plenty of electric
power and the manufacturers of the
country who are looking for new kites
and new fields of Investment would do
well to turn their eyee In this direc
tion. We hare unexcelled advenlegee