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THE CLOSING EXERCISES.
A Most Prosperous Year in History
Oordele Public Schools.
The commencement exercises of
the public schools of Cordele will
begin day after to-morrow (Sun
day) morning May 15th, at eleven
o’clock with a comipencement
sermon by Rev. J. M. Kelly.
All the churches of the city
have agreed to hold no services at
eleven o’clock Sunday morning,
and all our people will turn out to
hear a very fine sermon. On
Monday night at 8 o t clock Dr.
C.E. Dowman,brother to our fellow
townsman, J. W. Dowman, and
president of Emory college will de
liver commencement address. He
is well and favorably known to all
Georgians, needs no introduction
at our hands and we congratulate
all who shall be so fortunate as to
The school children will give
their entertainment Tuesday and
Wednesday nights. The Chau
tauqua building will be used for
all purposes except examinations
which will be held in the public
school building on Monday,Tues
day and Wednesday, in the pres
ence of any and all who may at
tend. These exercises end the
most prosperous year in the his
tory of Cordele schools, and Cor
dele is proud of and returns
tanks to Prof. Prenti3s and all
his able corps of teachers who
have labored so faithfully, zeal
ously and patiently with boys and
girls who have been so fortunate
as to attend during the past year.
Under Prof. R- J. Prentiss as
Supt., Prof. H. S. Simpson, Prin
cipal, Miss Annie Smith and Miss
Maggie Bass, Grammar school,
Miss Belle Watson intermediate
department. Miss Mamie Morgan
second primary, and Miss Abbott
Spratlen primary, our boys and
girls have been lifted much higher
from a literary and educational
standpoint than they were a year
ago, and the parents themselves
will, if they will attend, find
that this is much truer than they
had even dreamed.
Heretofore the chautauqua has
interfered with our holding a
commencement, but the chautau
quaBoard has this year very kind
ly postponed the chautauqua until
June eighteenth, so as to not in
terfere, and the Board of Trus
tees of the schools, the teachers
and pupils have not been slow to
avail themselves of the oppor
tunity and expect to show all
who attend the commencement,
the true condition of the best
school in Dooly county, Two
hundred and twenty-two pupils
were enrolled this year, and ac
cording to the certified reports of
the various teachers, compiled by
the superintendant,. the average
attendance was 208^ pupils, which
was an average of 83 pupils more
than last year. The school board
thought this, not only the best
average attendance in the history
of Cordele schools, but the best
average attendance for the num
her enrolled of any school they
know, or ever heard of. Through
the kindness of our clever photog
rapher, Mr. Nichols, the Senti
NEL is able to give its readers a
cut of the public school building
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PROF. R. J. PRENTISS,
•Superintendent Cordele Public Schools.
The Cordele Sentinel ft
and this is the only thing which
needs an apology, yot, no doubt,
the building will soon be remodel
ed. Let everybody attend the
closing exercises of the Cordele
It will do you good, do your
children good, and do the teachers
good. Those who do not attend
will miss a treat, as the following
most interesting program indi
PROGRAM OF EXERCISES.
Monday evening, May 15th.
Song—rooms 4 and 5.
Presentation of Class Colors,
Miss Mattie Belle Samples.
Introduction of speaker,
Mr. Perry Coney.
I)r. Chas. E. Dowman.
Closing Song—rooms 5 and 6.
Tuesday evening, May llitn.
The Billvilie School—room 4.
The Fan Faries —
A Visit from Mother Goose,
Wreath Drill, - Primary Department.
Queen Flora’s Day Dream,
Girls of room 3.
Cane Drill, - Boys of room 3.
The School Festival — Cantata,
Wednesday evening, May 17th.
Greeting Chorus, by school.
Recitation—“Mammy’s Lit’ Baby Boy”
Pantomine—“Coming Thro’ the Rye.”
Recitation — “Music on the Rappa
hannock” — Misses Culver and
Natural Spell — Chorus.
Recitation—The Sinner and the Song
Beauty of Piety—Ten young ladies.
Valedictory—Mr. James Lowe.
No admission fee will be charged.
Cueklen’s Arnica Salve,
The Best Salve in the world for
Guts .Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter Chapped
Hands, Chillblains, Corn and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles no pay required. It is guaran
teed to give perfect satisfacton or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
For Sale at The City Drug Store.
To the People of Cordele
And Surrounding Country.
We desire to call your attention
to the fact that now since the
“shoo-fly” train has been put on
between" Abbeville and Americus
we shall endeavor to make it to
your interest to come to Americus
to do your trading.
The exceptionally fine schedule
now in operation, leaving Cordele
9 a. m., arriving at Americus at
10 a. m., gives you an opportunity
to come to Americus at a nominal
cost and spend practically the en
tire diy, as the train leaves here
at 5 p. m., giving you plenty of
time to attend to a full day’s busi
Without av.y boasting whatever
we are unquestionably recognized
as the largest wholesale and retail
Dry Goods, Clothing and Carpet
house in Southern Georgia. In
trading with us you can do so with
that feeling of confidence that you
always get the latest styles of
everything, the best quality, the
largest stock to select from and
the lowest prices consistent with
good, desirable merchandise. Our
methods of doing business are
conducted on straight-forward
honest principles and all goods
bought of us are always guaran
teed as represented. of the old
Under the operation
schedule we had a very large pat
ronage from this and all the ad
joining counties. We hope now to
soon have the pleasure of renew
ing all these old acquaintances
and also to make a great many new
ones, and we cordially invite the
people at large to come to Ameri
cus, see what we have to offer, and
you will surely go home convinced
that there is no better place any
where in Georgia to trade and
that we are the recognized head
quarters for Dry Goods. Clothing,
Carpets and Gents’ Furnishings
in Southern Georgia. for
As an extra inducement you
to cjme here to do your trading
with us tor the month of April
we will pay your railroad fare one
way on all bills of Twenty Dollars
and upwards, except wholesale
bills. Express prepaid on all
orders of Five Dollars aud up
Very â€“ Ansley.
Do you want to learn Hypnotism ?
to cure disease? to influence others?
If you do, address, with 4 cents to
pay postage, S. J. Page, Sect. South
ern School of Hypnotism, Double
Springs, Ala. 3 31 ly
CORDELE. GA., FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1899.
People Going and Coming.—Local Items
of Interest to Our Subscribers.
Picnic parties are numerous.
. Roy Harris is in Chauucey this
Judge U. V. Whipple went up
to Atlanta Monday.
The infant child of Mr. auid Mrs.
E. W. Rutland died last Monday.
Col. J. M. Busbee, of Vienna,
was in Cordele a little while last
Dick Taylor has secured a posi
tion with the Acme Bottling
Mr. Julius Shipp has returned
from Cuba, and his friends are
glad to see him back.
Messrs Jno. E. Howell and D.
H. Ledbetter were in Vienna the
early part of this week.
The Sentinel likes to be kind
hearted, but we have no advertis
ing space to give away.
The Oordele police force are
holding high heads these days,
sporting brand new uniforms.
The readers ef The Sentinel
will see a quantity of new legal
advertisements in this issue.
Mrs. Julia Turner, of Ashburn,
was in the city this Week, a guest
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
The Swam-Ryals Machine
Works have about completed an
addition to their shops which will
be used as a foundry
Mr. Tilden Adkins, formerly of
Vienna Progress, is this week set
ting up type for “The Cordele
Our “devil” and reporter both
resigned Saturday night and we
are “devilless” today.—“The Cor
When the fire bell fails to wake
the people from their slumber,
the ice factory whistle pours
forth its voice and the earth
R. A. Be Igood â€“ Son have put
in a telephone at their place of
business at Arabi. This gives
Cordele a chance to talk to Arabi
The boys who have made a
practice of playing jokes in Cor
dele will rest up on these things
for a while. The whiz of a pis
tol ball dosen’t sound well in
One who has tried it says the
way to brighten light of lamps is
to take a pinch of camphor pow
dered put into the oil of lamps
and then they will give a bright,
white and steady light.
Mrs. F. II. Poston, after spend
ing a month in Cordele with rela
tives, lias returned to her home at
Douglas. Mrs. G. II. McKenzie
accompanied Mrs. Poston to Doug
las, and will remain there two or
Mrs. Briggs Carson returned«to
her home at Tifton last Monday.
She had been in Cordele for some
time with her parents, Mr. and I
Mrs. Jno. S. Pate. Briggs came
up on Saturday, spent Sunday
here and returned on Monday
with his wife and son.
Mr. J. B. Ryals has had a minia
ture fish-pond built in the corner
window’ at the drug store, and the
attention of many people is at
tracted by the pretty fish, the
ugly cooters, and other “wild var
mints.” If anybody desires to
know where these curious speci
mens were captured, how long
they can live out of water, how
much aud how oiteu hojr eat,
ask .John Raines. He will tell you
all about it.
MEETING BOARD TRUSTEES.
Gratifying Report of Supt. R. J, Pren
Regular monthly meeting of
board of trustees of the Cordele
Public Schools Monday night,
May 8th, 1§99, in office of Dr. H.
B. Roberts. Present. President
Jno. E. Howell, Dr. H. B. Roberts,
J. W. Bivins, J. K. Smith, R. L.
Wilson and S. D. Ravenel. Mo
tion to defer election of member
of Board until next regular meet
ing, unanimously carried.
Prof R. J. Prentiss submitted
his report for the year, which was
made from the certified report of
each teacher. After each mem
ber of the board had expressed
himself as highly pleased with the
report, the same was accepted and
ordered filed for reference.
Motion to allow colored school
bill of $27.95 for incidentals,
was carried. Motion carried to
fix salaries of teachers for next
year as follows:
Oue Superintendent, $90.00per
month, 9 months.
One Principal white school, $50
per month, 9 months.
Five teachers for white school,
each $40 per month, 9 months.
One Principal colored school,
$25 per month, 9 months.
Two teachers for colored school,
each $15 per month, 9 months.
Moved and carried that adver
tisement for teachers be placed in
The Cordele Sentinel for one
Moved and carried that follow
ing estimate of expenditures for
next year be furnished City
Salaries for white schools. $ 3060.00
Salaries for coioied schools, 495.00
Incidentals for both schools 350.00
'Interest on school bonds 240.00
Altai - $4145.00
On motion, Jno. E. Howell for
president, H. B. Roberts for vice
pi s;deut, S .D. Ravenel for secre
iary, were unanimously re-elected
for the next scholastic year. The
same committees were appointed.
PROF. PRENTISS’ REPORT.
To the Honorable Board of Trustees,
Cordele Public Schools.
I herewith have the honor to hand
you my report for the year. I am truly
thankful to say that our schools are in
admirable condition, and that we have
had but a minimum of friction during
the year. The pupils as a class have
been desirous of accomplishing good
honest work, and I believe them to
have materially advanced during this
The teachers, while making some
mistakes, and forgetting that the
school and not the room is the unit,
have been faithful in their work and
have striven standard. to bring their pupils up
I am satisfied that as a whole we are
in better condition to-day for an ad
vance along all lines of progression.
Our commencement exercises, I trust,
will arouse an interest among the
patrons for theirschool. I am assured
that by a little effort and judicious
advertising many pupils can be
brought from the country. I take
opportunity to again thank you for
your many kindnesses and considera
tions during the year, and wish for
you a prosperous management in the
future, and for the school a most suc
Respectfully R. submitted, J. Prentiss, Supt
The report of Prof, Prentiss is
very voluminous, can be seen at
any time on file in the Secretary’s
office, but the following is a re
capitulation of same :
Grade No. 1, teacher. Miss Spratlen,
Total on roll,.............. ... 38
l’er cent, of attendance..... . .86
Grade No. 2, teacher, Miss Morgan,
Total on roll............... 41
Total withdrawals .......... 3
Per cent, of attendance ...... .87
Grade No. 3, teacher, Miss Watson,
Total on roll................. 34
Total withdrawals........... 7
l’er cent, of attendance........ .87
Grades Nos. 4 â€“ 5, teacher, Prof. Simpson,
Total on roll.................. 37
Total withdrawals............ 6
Per cent, of attendance...... 91
Grade No. 6, teacher, Miss Bass,
Total on roll.................. .. 30
Total withdrawals........... 4
Per cent, of attendance........ .90
Grade No. 7, teacher, Miss Smith,
Total on roll.................. 31
Total withdrawals............ n
Per cent, of attendance........ *•
No. 8, teacher, Prof. Prentiss,
Total on roll.................. u
Total withdrawals......... 2
Per cent, of attendance..... .90
Grand total on roils....... . 222
Total withdrawals......... 40
Had it Dot w £or snow storm
in tendance February the percent, of at
would be 94|. This re-
port shows the total on #oll to be
222, and an average attendance
of 208£. Of the withdrawals, one
pupil died; 16 moved from the
city, 4 stopped for work; 8 for
sickness; 2 objects to commence
ment; 9 no excuse rendered .
A recapitulation of the colored
school report shows:
Total on roll . . 78
Total withdrawals . . . . 12
Per cent, of attendance . . m
No Right to Ugliness.
The woman who is lovely in
face, form and temper will always
have friends, but one who would
be attractive must keep her health.
If she is weak, sickly and all run
down, she will be nervous and ir
ritable. If she has consiipation
or kidney trouble, her impure
blood will cause pimples, blotches,
skin eruption and a wretched com
plexion. Electric Bitters is the
best medicine in the world to reg
ulate stomach, liver and kidneys
and to purify the blood. It gives
strong nerves,bright eyes, smooth,
velvety skin, rich complexion. It
will make a good-looking, charm
ing woman of a run-down invalid.
Only 50 cents at the City Drug
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Public School Building , Cordele, Ga.
Three Houses Burnell.
Last Sunday night about eleven
o’clock three small houses over in
southern portion of the city were
destroyed by fire. One of the
houses was not occupied and much
of the contents of the others were
saved. The fire department re
sponded to the alarm and arrived
on the scene of conflagration in
time to save some other build
The ancients believed that rheu
matism was the worn: of a demon
within a man. Any one who has
had an attack of sicatic or inflam
matory rheumatism will agree that
the infliction is demoniac enough to
warrant the belief. It has never
been claimed that Chamberlain’s
Pain Balm would cast out demons,
but it will cure rheumatism, and
hundreds bear testimony to truth of
this statement. One application
relieves the pain, and this quick re
lief which it affords is alone worth
many times its cost. For sale by J.
B. Ryals â€“ Co., Druggists.
Kmory College Entrance Examine
Through the kindness of super
intendents and teachers, arrange
ments have been made to have
examinations for admission to
Emory College conducted at the
following places in southern Geor
gia, and the time set is May 19th
and 20th inst., except Waycross,
E. A. Pound, Supt., May 26th.
Americus, J. H. Mathis, Supt.,
Eastman, W. T. Gaulden, Supt.,
Hawkinsville, N. E. Ware, Supt.,
Valdosta, W. B- Merritt, Supt.
Au Epidemic of VVlioopiugCoufflu
Last winter during an epidemic of
whooping cough my children con
tracted the disease, having severe
coughing spells. We had used
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy very
successfully for croup and naturally
turned to it at that time anti found
it relieved the cough aud effected a
cemplete cure.— John E. Clifford,
Proprietor Norwood House, Nor
wood, N. Y. This remedy is for sale
by J. B. Ryals Co., Druggists.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Mims went
out to Mr. Mims’ plantation near
Tippettville last Sunday. On
Monday having they went fishing and
report had good luck. They
returned to Cordele Monday
First Class Job
Work done at the
COL. HALL USED TRUST FUND
Well Known Macon Lawyer Accused
by His Kinsfolk.
The following article is taken
from tho Savannah Morning News
of May 9th inst., from the Macon
corresponded of that paper. Col.
Hall is well known in Dooly coun
ty, and has many friends who
will regret to see him in trouble:
Macon, May 8,—Nathan and
Fred Hill, Pittsboro, N. C., and
Sallie and Ivy Hill, of Washing
ton city, D.C., have filed a sensa
tional suit in equity against Hon.
Joe II. Hall, Bibb’s representative
and a member of the firm of Guer
ry â€“ Hall, lawyers.
The allegation that the petitioners
are heirs of Mrs. Katherine Hill
of North Carolina, a cousin of Mr.
Hall. And as such have a life
interest in $4,000 worth of South
western Railroad stock, which
Mrs. Hill sent to Mr. Hall for the
collection of dividends.
They claim that Mr. Hall sold
the stock and appropriated the
proceeds to his own use, continu
ing to send Mrs. Hill the amount
of dividends as if he were still
acting as her agent and attor
ney. They now demand a decree
against him for the value of the
HalUadmits the debt, and does
not deny the allegations, but
claims that Mrs. Hill knew whai
he was doing and consented there
to. To his answer is appended
an exhibit showing that in his
will Mr. Hall has provided that
out of his life insurance the
money should be paid.
The money it is shown, was used
in building the residence of Mr.
Hall in Vineville, which appears
in the name of Mr. Hall’s wife,
who is therefore made a party
defendant. For fear of doing
Mr. Hall an injustice and un
necessary injury, the local papers
will not publish the story.”
His Life Was Saved.
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citi
zen of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a
wonderful deliverance from a fright
ful death. In telling of it he says :
“I was taken with Typhoid Fever,
that ran into Pneumonia. My lungs
became hardened. I was so weak I
couldn’t even sit up in bed. Noth
ing helped me. I expected to soon
die of Consumption, when I heard
of Dr. King’s New Discovery. One
bottle gave great relief. I continued
to use it, and now am well and
strong. I can't say too much in its
praise.” This marvelous medicine
is the surest and quickest cure in .
the world for all Throat and Lung
Trouble. Regular sizes 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free at City Drug Store.
Every bottle guaranteed. 2
The protracted religious services
which were held at the Baptist
Church closed last Sunday night.
Rev. Mr. Oakes preached some
very fine sermons and the influence
he has left here is of telling effect.
Each meeting drew a large con
gregation. Dr. Oakes went from
Cordele to Quitman and from
Quitman he expects to go to