<CL. 1. NO. 175
Last night at the quarterly conference
of Oconee street church Messrs. W. A.
Pledger and T. C. Pannel were elected
delegates to the district conference, and
J. E. Garder and T. A. Jackson as alter
nates. The conference will be held at
Norwood about the last of July. §
The store house of Mr. T. J. Eppes was
broken into last Friday night, and quite a
lot of goods stolen therefrom. The door
was prized open with an axe. The axe
was left and will be a clue to the theives.
FELL FROM A BUGGY
Mr. Clifford Parr, while driving yester
day afternoon, had the misfortune to fall
from the buggy. He fell upon his face,
and his lip, nose and face were very
sevarely cut. This morning he is doing
The merchants will close their stores at
€ o’clock now. every evening. The ladies
who desire dry goods will confer quite
a favor upon the clerks and merchants if
they will turn out soon of a morning and
do their purchasing, and not wait till late.
The cleras deserves a rest and we know
that the ladies will see to it that they get
it by purchasing earlier.
THE NEW FACTORY.
Mr. McGowan tells us that enough sto k
has been subscribed to erect the buildings
for the new factory, and that he can get
every bit of it from the north, but he
wants the people of Athens to have the
lion’s share. There is a tremendous saving
in the electric power over steam or water,
and that quite a large per cent can be
made. He is very enthusiastic over the
The hotels of Athens have been crowded
the past few days with visitors and some'
parties had to be turned away. We would
remark again that Athens needs a large,
modern hotel and her citizens should build
it. What say you.
. THE FAILURE.
While a string band is a good thing, at
the same time it has not that inspiration
to the speakers as a brass band has, hence
the very fact of commencement having a
string band deteriorated somewhat from
A PAPER SHOWER.
For about 15 minutes last evening a
shower of paper fell as thick as snow at
and near the lower factory. Some people
who witnessed it says that they do not
know how to account for it, while others
were frightened. The pieces ranged from
a silver dollar to the size of your hand.
Mess. Watson Bros, have the contract
for building two very fine brick buildings
at Harmony Grove. These gentlemen are
securing contracts from all around. They
are up in their business and those who en
trust them with their work know that it
will be first class in all its details.
•McDannell mades the best finished pho
tographs and only $ 1.00 per dozen.
THROUGH THE CITY
SMALL ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ALL.
Mrs. L. M. Lyle and daughter, Miss
Daisy, of Jonesbcro, Ga., are
friends and relatives at No. 15 J&ray st.
C. H. Brand, Esq., a graduate ol the
college and now Vice President of the
state senate is in the city. He is very
popular and is rising quite rapidly. Ath
ens is glad to welcome him as a visitor.
Mr. Pollhill, a graduate of some years
back, is in the city. He is now a rising
lawyer in Macon, and is a member of the
legislature from his county. We are glad
to note his success. ,
Mrs Tiller, living on Barber street, we
regret to know is quite sick.
Just think, you can buy a sewing ma
chine, fully warranted, from $5 up to SSO
from J. B. Toomer. Every body knows
Mr. Toomer as he has been in the busi
ness 22 years and has sold over ten thous
and sewing machines. A guarantee from
him is woith having
The hot sunshine is beginning to parch
vegetables. A rain is badly needed.
Mr. Alf Newell, class ’9l now occupying
a high position with the Atlanta Consti
tution, is spending a few days in the city.
Mr. Bdlups Phinizy left yesterday for
New York. >
Mr. William McKinley Cobb formerly
of Athens but now a rising young barrister
of Atlanta is visiting his parents on Hil 1
Miss May Hull entertained a number of
her fnends at a small tea last Monday
Mrs. Dr. I. M. Schwab of Savannah nee
Miss Minnie Morris and Mrs. Joe Warner
of Birmingham Ala. nee Miss Reb Morris,
are visiting their sister Mrs. Ed vy on
Hancock ave. *
An unusually large crowd was at the
chapel this morning.
The Bumble Bee did not make its ap
pearance to* day at the chapel. This was
a good sign.
Mr. Evans is quite sick and has
been for several days.
Mr. John Joiner was confined to his
home to-day from a severe attack of asth
Quite a large class of lawyers were’turn
ed out from college to-day. Clerk Ken
ney will reap a rich harvest thereby
There will be a bar meeting to-mo Trow
at 10 o’clock to arrange a calendar for the
city court, which convenes next Monday.
One of the speakers paid a bwuaful
tribute to “Earnest Willie” this morning.
One of Dr. A. C. Quillian’s little boys
has been quite sick, but is some better to
Now that the commencements are over
the Normal School will begin its usual
Prof. Bond will spend the summer in
Athens, but will keep his mind at work
for the interest of our public schools.
The two base ball nines fell out y ester
terday over some slight difference, »nd
the game for to-day was declared dff.
Advertise in the News.
ATHENS, GEORGIA. WEDMSDAY, JUNE 19 1895
ATHE FFA IBS AS THEY STAND
OVER THERE TO-DAY.
This is commencement day. but it does
not look like ten years ago. when everybody
black and white, for miles around, came
here. The colored folks would bring vic
tuals which they would sell, and wate r
melons would be the feast of the day. But
these old times are gone never to return.
Yesterday afternoon the Juniors held
their exercises, and the young gentlemen
who spoke were well up in the affairs from
which they selected their subject.
The following is the programme render
ed this morning:
Speakers and Essayists of the Graduat
M. Guyton, A. 8., Marianna, Fla., Es
say—Our Country’s Chief Need.
J. J. Bennett, A. 8., Jefferson, Gr»-
Oration—Undefeated by Defeat.
J. Orr, B. E., Athens, Ga., Essay—
W. A. Harris, .Macon, Ga., Oration—
The Evolution of Civilization.
Speakers of the Law Class
E. Dodd, Ford, Ga., Oration—Conser
vatism the Hope of the Country.
W. P. Warren, Macon, Ga., Oration—
The Upbuilding of Georgia.
The following members of the Graduat
ing Class, receive with their diplomas, the
honors of the University, and are entitled
to seats on the stage during the Graduating
A. B. Course.
First Honor—W. A. Harris, Macon, Ga.
Second Honor —J. H. Porter, Jr., At
Third Honor—M. Guyton, Marianna,
B. S. Course.
First Honor— J. G. Smith, Ila, Ga.
Delivery of Diplomas, etc., lhe Chan
Adjournment of the University, closing
the Ninety-fifth session,
THE GLOVE CASE.
Athens and Atlanta in
Mr. Henry C. Kenney has-just returned
from Atlanta and states that he came very
near making a trade for the manufacture
of the glove case recently patented by Vess
& Kenney. There is also a company in
Athens that is anxious for its manufacture.
So Athens and Atlanta is bidding upon it.
M”. Will Brittain, of New York, is here
, has seen it and says that his house in New
York can sell every one that is made.
If they are made here it will necessitate
the employment of about 20 first-class
mechanic who will coßimand good salaries,
and will turn loose quite an amount ol
money in Athens. We hope the firm will
ipake the trade as this is an Athens institu
tion and we don’t want Atlanta to reap
the harvest. The question will be settled
in three days though.
The Board of I'r us tees voted quite a
handsome sum for an exhibit for the At
lanta exhibit. This was indeed wise.
For Sale—A good miLh cow. Apply to
A. P. Dearing, at Hadaways.
or in the Throes
Inflamation of the Bowels the
As we go to" press the latest news is
that Gov. Atkinson is dying, and that
before another sun shall rise his spirit wiJ
be with the God that made it.
As yno would meet people upon the
streets to-day the general interrogation was
“How is the Governor?” Commencement
politics, business and everything else gave
place to this one all absorbing topic. Tel
egrams began to come in and as each one
was read the hopes of yie people began to
die within them. At the University the
announcement was made that he was dying
and all felt a thrill of regret. So young,
so full of bouvancv. so full of life, with the
brightest prospects before him, it looks
hard that he should be cut off so soon, but
He that doeth all things well, knows oest
and it it is Elis will we bow in humble
Gov. Atkinson is a self made man, se
cured his education by hard studies, helped
in this by t hat prince of noble hearted men,
Dr. J. A. Hunnicutt, forced his way .by
his very bright mind to the top in law,
picke 1 up by an admiring people and sent
to the legislature, his great worth recog
nized by his colleagues and he was placed
as Speaker of the house, thence to the Gov
ernorship at an age younger than any of
his predecessors. Nothing but bravery and
noble intelligent statesmanships eharaelei
In ease of the Goyenor’s death M'r.
Vaneble the President of the Senate will
have to call an election in 60 days.
Mr. J, J. Bennett who delivered the
most elegant sp/eeh of the .graduating
class, on the subject, “U ndefeated by
Defeat,” paid a glowing cemplirnent to
Mr. Will D. Upshaw, the young Georgia
author, when he closed his magnificent
peroration with an eloquent burst of
Southern patriotism from “Earnest Willie”
pen. He referred to it as blazing from
his invalid’s chair with the splemUr of a
Stephens, and we say that if the
name of Stephens, Graves or Grady
had been appended to it, the people would
not have been more charmed. The aud
ience cheered warmly an 1 the young author
who was present in his invalid’s chair, must
have felt highly gratified indeed, for it
was a compliment of which any man, how
ever famous, should Jeel justly prond.
‘ SUSTAINED THE FACULTY.
The Board of Trustees, after hearing all
the facts and weighing the case thorough*
oughly, sustained the action of the Facul
ty, and Air. Belcher loses his diploma.
This is very unfortunate indeed, as. after
long years of study, he missed the goal,
by a little imprudence.
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