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tion in Dooly.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSED.
Commencement Exercises Were Enter
taining.—Large Crowds Attended.
The closing exercises of the
Oordele Public Schools com
menced in the chautauqua build
ing last Snnday at eleven o’clock,
-the commencement J. sermon M- being
preached by Rev. Kelly.
Services opened with song by
school. The Lord’s prayer was
then repeated, being led by Prof.
Prentiss. A prayer was then
offered by Rev. Siam Culpepper,
alter which Rev. J. W.
read a chapter from the Bible.
Rev. J. M. Kelly’s sermon fol
This, the eleven o’clock sermon,
was very interesting and
On Monday night Dr. C. E.
Dowman, president of
College, delivered an address. A
large crowd of patrons and friends
of the school attended with the
expectation of hearing a rare
from such an educator and not
one was disappointed. Dr. Dow
man talked for an hour or more
and the attentive listeners could
have heard him for another hour
without growing weary.
Following is the program that
was rendered on Monday night:
Presentation Song-rooms 4 and 5.
Miss of Class Mattie Colors,
Introduction of speaker,
Mr. Perry Coney.
Dr. Chas. E. Dowman.
Closing Song—rooms 5 and 6.
Tuesday night’s entertainment
drew a large crowd. The children
acquitted themselves admirably.
But for lack of space, we would
give each boy and girl a compli
ment they deserve. Following is
the program rendered Tuesday
The Speech of Welcome—J, W. Bivine, Jr.
Billville School—room 4.
The Fan Faries —
A Visit from Mother Goose,
Wreath Drill, - Primary Department.
Queen Flora’s Day Dream, Girls of
Cane Drill, Festival - Boys of Cantata, room 3.
The School —
If we ventured to say an improve
ment on the Tuesday night’s enter
tainment was possible, we would say
Wednesday night was the best of
all. Each and every pupil that ap
peared on the rostrum, showed con
clusively that he or slie had received
proper training. The stage decora
tion on Wednesday night was quite
WEDNKSDAY NIGHT PROGRAM.
Greeting Chorus, by school.
The Natural Spell.
Recitation — “Music on the Rappa
hannock” — Misses Culver and
Burlesque Pantomine— Band. Thro’ the Rye.”
“Coming the Song
Recitation—The Sinner and
Beauty of Piety—Ten young ladies.
Recitation—“Mammy’s Lit’ Babv Boy”
Valedictory—Mr. James Lowe.
Fare well—Closing Chorus—School.
Miss Rosalie Marshall and Mrs. R.
J. Prentiss have the thanks of the
audiences and of the school for valua
ble assistance they rendered during
the school entertainments
Spreads Iiike Wildfire.
You can’t keep a good thing
down. News of it travels fast.
When things are “the best” they
become “the best selling.” Abra
ham Hare, a leading druggist, of
BellevilJe, 0., writes: “Electric
Bitters are the best selling bitters
I have eyer handled in my 20
years experience.” You know
why ? Most diseases begin in dis
orders of stomach, liver, kidneys,
bowels, blood and nerves. Electric
Bitters tones up the stomach, reg
ulates liver, kidneys and bowels,
purifies the blood, strengthens the
nerves, hence cures multitudes of
maladies. It builds up the entire
system. Puts new life and vigor
into any weak, sickly, run-down
man or woman. Only 50 cents.
Sold by City Drug Store, and is
Veterans to Meet.
The annual meeting of the
veterans of Dooly will be held at
Arabi this year. Already prepar
ations are being made for this re
union and there will be a good
time in Arabi when they meet.
You assume no risk when you buy
Chamberlain's Colic, Colera anti
Diarrhoea Remedy. J. B. Ryals â€“
Co., Druggists, will refund your
money if you are not satisfied after
using it. It is everywhere admitted
to be the most successful remedy in
use for bowel complaints and the
only one that never fails. It is
pleasant, safe and reliable, til nov.
The Cordele Sentinel.
Beautiful Home WeildiuK*
Promptly at eleven o’clock Wednes
day morning at the home of the
bride’s mother, Mrs. N. D. Brooks on
14th avenue, Miss Corde Brooks was
joined in marriage to Mr. A. M.
Stead, Rev. J. W. Weston perform^
ing the ceremony.
Owing to the recent illness of Miss
Brooks, only a few relatives and
friends were present and the weds
ding while quiet was beautifully im
The bride never looked more beauti
ful than upon this happy occasion,
and the groom was all smiles. Im
mediately after the ceremony was
performed every one present extend
ed congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Stead. Many handsome presents
from relatives and friends in Ameri
cus, Cordele and other places where
the bride and groom are known, at
tested the popularity of this couple,.
Some valuable presents from firms
with which Mr. Stead does business
This happy couple is well known
in Cordele, the bride being among
Cordele’s most popular young ladies,
and the groom the popular proprie
tor of the Cash Drug Store.
The best wishes of The Sentinel
and the many friends of this young
couple are extended, and may their
life be a long and happy one.
Eatonton, Ga., )
Messrs. January 30, 1899. \
H. J. Lamar â€“ Sons,
Gentlemen—We herewith enclose
you order for one gross “L. L. L.”
Lamar’s Lemon Laxative. Our sales
on this preparation are rapidly in
creasing. I have used it in my fam
ily with entire satisfaction, and take
great pleasure in recommending it
to my customers,and consider it the
best liquid preparation for the liver
on the market. _________ Very truly,
Chas. F. Tatum, Druggist.
For sale by all Druggists.
Property Changes Hands.
The beautiful home of Mr. .W
W. Shipp on the corner of 5th
street and 18th avenue, has been
purchased by Mr. R. L. Wilson,
president of the People’s Bank,
who will move his family into it
as soon as Mr. Shipp can give
possession. Mr. Shipp’s family
will go to Grainsville for three
or four months and it is not known
whether they will return after
wards. Mr. Shipp will remain
clerk and treasurer of the city.
The property brought a good
round price and is one of the best
resident lots in Cordele.
“What’s in a name?’ The “bit
ters” does not always indicate
something harsh and disagreeable.
Prickly Ash Bitters is proof of
this. It cleanses, strengthens
and regulates the system thorough
ly, yet it is so pleasant the most
delicate stomach will not object
to it. Sold by Cash Drugstore.
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COL. J. T. HILL,
Sec’y. Cordele Chautauqua Association.
Is a Joy in Life. W
It is not possible for the cook to prepare something good to eat un
less the cook first has something good to prepare.
F. SHEPPARD â€“ BRO • »
Sell Staple and fancy Groceries—the kind you
want—at prices to ^uit reasonable customers.
jggTWe sell Tinware, canned goods; in fact you can find anything
at our store that is usually kept in a first-class grocery store.
We treat our customers right;
“FAIR AND SQUARE.”
B. F. SHEPPARD â€“ BRO.,
TIIE HONEST GROCERS,
O’Neal â€“ Baker Bld’g. Cordele, Georgia.
CORDELE. GA., FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1899.
People Going and Coming—Local Items
of Interest to Our Subscribers.
Judge Z.A. Littlejohn was up in
Macon county this week.
Mr. J. C. Hines, of McRae,
was in Cordele this week.
When the political pot boils the
people are in hot water.
Read change in advertisement
of Sheflield-Huntington Co.
Mrs. N. D. Brooks left Wednes
day on a visit to Americus.
Rev. J. M. Kelly returned to
to Vienna last Sunday afternoon.
The people of Vienna picnicked
at Beech Haven on Wednesday of
Miss Addie Peacock left Tues
day morning to visit relatives near
Mrs. Homer Whitsett, with her
children, have been in Vienna
this week, visiting relatives.
An advertisement in this issue
calls for applicants to teach in the
Cordele Public Schools. Read it.
Mr. R. L.Bass, of Dakota, was
in town Monday on business for
Messrs. Greer Bros.
Bowen’s Mill, about half way
betweeu Fitzgerald and Abbe
ville, is a popular point for pic
The marriage of Miss Mamie
Leonard, of Vienna, to Mr. M. P.
Hall, of Jackson, is announced for
Mrs. J. W. Folsom, of Valdosta,
the sister of Mr. A. M. Stead, at
tended the marriage of the latter
Mr. 0. C. Greer, of Damascus,
was mingling with his many
friends in Cordele the first part of
Mr. H, Nichols, the photogra
pher, is making the very best pho
tos to be had. See him in the
First National Bank building.
Prof. G. W. Smith, principal of
a very flourishing school at Una
dilla, was in Cordele Tuesday
night, the guest of Mr. T. H.
Johnson at the Suwanee House.
We acknowledge receipt of an
invitation to attend a basket pic
nic that was given at Smith’s
Mill yesterday, and regret that
business obligations kept us from
Attention is directed to B. F.
Sheppard â€“ Bro’s. advertisement
in this issue. These young men
have grown to be among the largest
and most accommodating grocery
men in Cordele.
Miss Fannie Davis, of Albany,
came over to the Brooks-Stead
marriage Wednesday, and will re
main in the city for several days, of
and while here she is the guest
Miss Essie Harris.
Conductor Crawford, who has
for three months been on the run
from Cordele to Albany, has re
signed his position. Mr. L. E.
Hines is now conductor over that
Mr. W. A. Henson and Mrs. R.
F. Bowman came up Saturday
from Hawthorn, Fla., and are
guests of Mr. S. T. Riles and
family. They go from here to
Carthage, Mo., where they will
in future reside
(Other Local News on pages 5 â€“ 8.)
We print below, a note from Rev.
Mr. Weston, pastor of the Methodist
church. The note speaks for itself:
Cordele, May 17, ’99.
Editor Sentinel :
Please announce in this week’s
issue that I will, D. V., begin a
series of meetings next Sundaymorn
ing, 21st inst., looking to a revival
of religion. To these services I ex
tend a warm hearted invitation to all
the people of our community, to old
and young; to saint and sinner.
I desire that all Christians of every
name and order shall unite with us
in prayer and effort for a gracious
outpouring from above. A great re
vival of religion would do more to
promote the best interests of our
town right now than desire' any other thing.
I also specially that sinners
of all grades, back-slidden professors
of religion and luke-warm members
of the church will attend these
services. For all of these I wish
nothing but good, and I intend to
spend and be spent in their behalf.
Let every man, woman and child
who has any inclination to attend
these services, remember that a cor
dial welcome and a hearty “God
bless-you” awaits eaoh and every
J. W. Weston.
The ancients believed that rheu
matism was the worK 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 timos its cost. For sale by J.
B.^tyals â€“ Co., Druggists.
A few flashes of silence occa
sionally would greatly improve
soma people’s conversation.
Bucklen’s Arnica Salve.
The; Best Salve in the world for
Cuts Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
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
Ana 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 Americas
to do your trading. schedule
The exceptionally leaving fine Cordele
now in operation,
9 a. m., arriving at Americus opportunity at
10 a. m., gives Americus you an nominal
to come to at a
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 any boasting whatever
we are unquestionably recognized retail
as the largest w holesale and
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 the of
everything, the best quality,
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. operation of the old
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, Furnishings Clothing,
Carpets and Gents’
in Southern Georgia.
As an extra inducement for you
to come here to do your trading
with us for 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 and up
Wheatley â€“ A.yslev.
THE COMING CHAUTAUQUA.
An Unusually Interesting Program.
Many Visitors Will Gome'
It is a delightful building un
der which Cordele holds her
chautauquas. who’have For the benefit
of those not seen, but
who will claim that the time of
holding the chautauqua this year,
June 18—24, will be too hot, we
present you with a view, photo
graphed by our clever photograph
er, Mr. Nichols. The very first
glance at this is conclusive that it
is a cool plac^, even on the hot
test day. Cool drinks will be
served, of course, and one can
spend the whole day without
knowing that it is hot weather.
This being true, attention is di
rected to the coming chautauqua.
To those who know the Board
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Cordele’s Chautauqua Building.
of Directors of the Cordele Chau
tauqua Association, no attention
need be called to the fact that the
third annual session of the Cor
dele Chautauqua, to be held from
Juno 18th to 24th, inclusive, will
be the best ever held. President
Jno. E. Howell is the right man
in the right place and a thorougn
believer in all good things of a
public nature. Yice president
W. B. Seymour has always taken
a live interest, but this year he
is exerting himself more than
usual. Treasurer T. N. Baker
as much if not more than any
other man in all our chautauquas
has added to the success of the
occasions, and he is doing all in
his power for the success of this
one. To Col. J. T. Hill, the sec
retary of the Board, we are in
debted for as much of the pro
gram as has already been arrang
ed. Secretary Hill has filled his
position as such untiringly, and
the program to-date as given be
low is official, but at the same
time is not complete,but sufficient
ly so to guarantee a success of the
enterprise. The other three
members of the Board, J. S. Pate,
J. C. Tracy aud R. L. Wilson are
scotching for the offioers above
named, and as said, those who
know the Board also know that
their connection with this session
Cordele is the most accessible
town in south-west Georgia to the
general public. With railroads
leading in five directions,
always guarantees a crowd
on any public occasion and es
pecially is this true with reference
to our chautauquas. The Board
is aware of this fact also, and
propose to give you that enter
tainment better than any other
town can afford, preparations. sparing no ex
pense in making
WISDOM OF BOARD.
The wisdom of the Board has
not been shown more than in the
fact that the time ef holding the
chautauqua has been set for a
later date than before. The
County School Commissioner,
and all the teachers of the differ
ent schools are delighted that the
chautauqua will in no way inter
fere with the schools, as every
school will closed by June the
Many teaches from adjoining .
counties are coming, , and the
outlook is bright for the teachers
of three or four counties to at
tend in a body. Bpard at reason
able rates can be had with the
Official Organ of
Dooly County and
City of Cordele.
best families by writing secretary
Hill in advance.
COMMENTS ON PROGRAM.
Now the very first day, Sunday
June 18th, is going to be the big
gest Sunday in this section during
the year 1899. Although the
Rev. Sam Jones has been to Cor
dele more than once before, that
makes no difference. Although
he will call you a “flop-eared
hound,” that makes no difference.
Sam Jones is coming and the
biggest crowd in Cordele this year
is coming to hear him on June
18th, Sunday morning and night.
Your eyes are watering, your
heart is aching right now for
that Sunday to come. “From
the Atlantic to the Pacific;”
“from the frozen barriers of the
great northern bay to the southern flowery
borders of the great
gulf,” there are none like Sam
Jones and it takes no begging to
get people to hear him.
On Sunday and every day of
the chautauqua superb music will
he furnished. The ‘‘Macon
Ladies’ Trio” will be on hand.
This trio is composed of Mrs. Mrs,
Aurora Brooks Stallings,
Hope VanHoose Polhill and Miss
Ketner, and will be a drawing
card to the chautauqua. Wurms’
orchestra of Atlanta, which is
composed of ten pieces and which
is already well known as the very
best, will charm the music-loving
people. morning the Teach
ers Institute will begin in the
Public School building and will
be conducted during the week
by such well known educators as
Prof. Eula B. Smith, and Prof.
Bradly of Oxford.
At eleven o’clock Monday
morning Prof. Bradly will deliver
his lecture, “Solomon’s Teachers.”
Prof. Bradly is professor of science
and literature at Emory college
of Oxford, and this will be one of
the best lectures to be heard dur
ing the chautauqua. Monday
evening Prof. Eula B. Smith,
professor of English in the State
Normal school at Athens, will
deliver his lecture < t Trifles.”
Prof. Smith needs no introduction
as a famous educator and lecturer.
Tuesday is Governor’s Day. and
at eleven o’clock Gov. Allen D.
Oandler will speak, followed by
State School Commissioner, Hon.
G. R. Glenn, at night. eleven
Wednesday morning at
o’clock Hon. F. G. deBiguon, of
Savannah, will entertain a large
audience. Hon. F. G. deBignon
is one of Georgia’s most eloquent
speakers. His subject has been
left with him, but will probably
be on “expansion” or such other
live subject as will prove most
interesting, On Wednesday
night Prof. Bradly will deliver his
lecture “Marriage Customs of
Plants or Germ Life.”
On Thursday morning at eleven
o’clock Prof. E. B. Smith, on
4 ( How do You Do,” and those
who have heard him deliver this
lecture pronounce it one of the
best on the platform. On Thurs
day night many will hear from
the lips of Dr. L. G. Broughton,
of Atlanta, a magnificent flow
of language and logic on “The
Christian as a citizen.” Dr.
Broughton is among the most
noted of Georgia Baptist minis
ters and although in Georgia from
Virginia about two years, he is
well known to Georgians and the
curiosity of the people in this
section to hear him will be grati
fied, and your appetite for the
best lecture will “Children’s be appeased. Day”
Friday will be expect
and the board confidently
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