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THE NASETPTIJLE AMERICAN, MONDAY, JULY 6, 1903, LLOR'S REWARD PAID HIS MEMORY plause.) If she gets to love the beautiful, If she gets to love the noble, she will get her Inspiration from this splendid building. Our Park Commissioners wisely, greatly, have determined that this building shall not perish; that H shall "be restored, arid I tell you that the day will come when the people of Nashville will make it out of marble. Summer aDncs For Dresses aivd Waists. Lace line stripes and embroidered Muslins and Swisses, in white, pongee, pink and green grounds, and sheer white ground figured India Linons, all in one lot on center tables, values in this assortment up to 25c, will be sold now at, per yard. 3t Anderson's Imported Scotch Madras cloth in a very large range of shirting designs, all colors, really a splendid collection of patterns, former price of these Madras cloths 25c to 40c, price now per yard Ln only 1 i 2C We offer a special bargain in a lot of extra heavy Turkish Towels, F very large size, fully 50 inches long, will sell at We have on display in our show window an unusually fine collection of Imported Hosiery in lace lisle and embroidered silk, cotton and lisle, many new things in the lot, prices range 50 Japanese Fans of all Colors and Styles, splendid showing at 5c to 75c. had no little task, gentlemen, I can assure you. More than a year he spent at that labor, with his pencil. These splendid marble blocks were cut to fit those curves. I will only take a second . of your time to read the expression of a great professor of architecture. Hovard Crosby Butler, in his book he has written on the story of Athens. Speaking of the Parthenon he says : AN ARCHITECT'S VIEW POINT. " 'There are no words in any language to describe the indefinable charm of Its faultless completeness. There Is a finality about Its perfect proportions which can not be explained, but which leaves no doubt In the mind that this is, of all buildings of man's hands the .most flawless. Not only are the proportions of height to breadth and length, part to part, the subject of devoted study, but tho subtle theory of optics, the difficult art of making things look as they should, by making them what they should not look, was applied In a hundred different ways to impart suppleness and vigor to a style which would have been dead and Hat without it. Thero is not a straight line In the whole structure.' "Gentlemen, after these sixteen years had passed away it takes but little stretch of the human imagination to see that splendid procession of Greeks passing up to the Acropolis to devoutly worship the art of that great temple, and the great goddess that stood there within it, thousands and thousands, yea, hundreds of thousands, assembled there from all parts of the Greek world; the women In their classic dress and snooded hair, the holy priests of Athens heading the procession with their sacred fire and their utensils of worship, up they pass, and up, and still up, until they passed through the gates of the Propylaea. The propylaea, only second in beauty and glory to the Parthenon itself, a gate and vestibule built of marble, column after column, portico after portico, frieze after frieze, until the mind swims with the idea of that classic beauty, all of it touched with the painter's brush, that, too, was a genius, glittering In marble and In gold, and exquisite coloring, this great procession passed that Immortal gate, no other gate like It will be ever seen, unless It Is the gate through which the redeemed pass to eternal rest. (Applause). t COST MILLIONS. "That gateway alone cost more than $2,000,000. This splendid temple cost over $80,000,000 In our money, built by the little city of Athens. You enter the Acropolis; the Acropolis, gentlemen, was a rock ledge 1,000 by 460 feet in superficial area; it was first appropriated as a fortified place; around It was built a splendid retaining wall, but as the Athenians progressed in art and THOMPSON a SUMMER STREET. WANTED J l: i-;--Mln Commercial Purposes, Building Purposes, Real Estate Investment Purposes, Bond or Stock Invest-nvent Purposes, and for all Lines of Legitimate Business Transactions. We Will Also Make Your Bond As a Contractor, Government, State, County or City Official, Employe, .Trustee, Receiver, Administrator, Executor or Guard. Ian. Long Distance Telephone 1688. Bankers and Brokers, 407 UNION ST. have testified under oath that it was the greatest army the world ever saw In any age of the world. Great Virginia! I am a Tennessean, but I love to testify, when I get the chance, for old Virginia. Greatest In real greatness of all the States, most Immeasurably great, In her great sons. Lee and Wash ington, to mention no more; statelier than the stateliest, character as lofty as the flight of eagles, peerless ana above compare, heaven never inherited from earth such another pair. (Applause.) WAS TWICE WOUNDED. "William C. Smith was wounded twice In the battles of Virginia; he greatly distinguished himself at the terrible crest of the Crater, for he led his regiment with the colors In his hand, into that hell of carnage and had them shot to splinters in his hand, "When the clouds of war had drifted away and the long obscured sun of peace began faintly to shine again, he came back to Tennessee; be married a noble Tennessee woman that I knew, and she and he raised their children, and he lived amongst us, workii, at his profession, Intelligently, laboriously, bearing with him that splendid manner that seems, to come best from old Virginia, of gentleness and courtesy. Nashville has had no better citizen than William C. Smith; she has had no mort, self-sacrificing public man than he. He was a leader in the movement to celebrate the Centennial of your' city, more than twenty years ago. and was the architect of her buildings; he was the first man to mention, in a meeting of the Southern Engineering Society, the celebration of Tennessee's entrance Into the Union, then near one hundred years ago, and when the exposition took upon Itself life enough to proceed, our Director General, a man born for his position, thrilled the committee with a resolution that we should erect upon the soil of Tennessee, and in sight of that great Greek temple, our Capitol, the Greek Parthenon, a name to stir the artistic fibres of every man and every woman's heart. (Applause.) "The resolution was carried before the committee without a dissenting vote. ARCHITECT OF PARTHENON. "William C. Smith was honored at being designated as the architect of the rebuilding of the Parthenon. More than 2,000 years had elapsed since that splendid building was dedicated to Athena, the goddess of the Athenians. It had been rebuilt nowhere else, and in all the ages since architects and poets historians and, travelers, have testified universally that It was the most beautiful, the most exquisite and the most finished edifice that had ever been upon the earth. Col. Smith had a gigantic task presented to him. It may not be within the knowledge of some in this audience, and I will give them merely a superficial view, a mere glance the story of its building, which filled' W. C. Smith's heart and brain, filled his blood with ardor, filled his brain with genius, that he might copy the greatest architect Ictinus, this greatest of all classic buildings. No man could have done it who had not filled his soul with that great story. "I will not detain you, my fellow-citizens, in the heat of this evening by nny elaborate description of this building; it would take me hours, p do It, and then I am incompetent for the task. To speak of it properly a man would have to have genius and his lips would have to be touched with fire. Four hundred and forty years before the birth of Christ this great building was commenced. The great Athenian, Pericles, the greatest of the Greeks, was ruling at Athens. Athens was a city of about 40,000 citizens. She had many slaves, but only 40,000 citizens; she became immensely rich by the commerce of the seas, and by seizing and plundering the treasures of others, so that in the Periclean age, the golden age of Athens, Pericles and Phidias, the greatest sculptor the world ever saw, agreed that now was the time to beautify and make forever memorable the city of Athens. The architect of this wonderful building was a little hunchbacked Greek called Ictinus. The sculptor who decorated it was the great Phidias; the superintendent of the building was Calacrates. SIXTEEN YEARS IN BUILDING. "They were sixteen years, my fellow-eitizens, in building this sublime temple; they cut the marble from Mt. Pen-teileus an.d it may surprise some, who have notShad a chance to read up on the great story, that there is not a straight line in this entire building. The platform that tho Greeks called stylebeate, on which I stand, is curved These massive pillars are curved; they all lean to the Inward; it Is estimated Hint in reaching five thousand feet in the air they would meet. The pillars themselves are apart at Irregular distances. Those splendid has reliefs you see above tho cornice that are called metopes, they are irregularly placed; the coronal of the pediment is curved; there Is no part of this great building that is not built in curves, and built so delicate that tho human eye cannot make the tracery without having it especially directed. Now, William C. Smith knew, and told me, for many was the time In the deep hours of the night, whe he was working and studying on tills great problem, I went to his office and cheered hlin, and he told me of his immense difficulties, saying if I make a, mistake in one single delicate curve in that superb temple I will have marred Its beauty. .He fcPBiw i iifitb Per Gent Money WRENNE&CO and will say it shall have eternal life. (Applause.) "Our splendid hills around here, that the Athenians would have covered with glorious temples, are naked yet. Some day they will be clothed with splendid buildings of art. This Is the education of; Nashville, and I tell you when William C. Smith built this tem ple he made this the Athens of the South. (Applause.)". "I remember one night, If you gentlemen will bear with me, it is very warm, but the subject I am a little fond of, when this butiamg was about completed, I was out here one evening with Col. Smith, as I very often was, and we walked all around it; he had read its great story, and I had done so too, and when the shades of night began to appear, and the few people that were here had gone away, I said to him, 'Colonel, let us stay until the full moon rises; let us see the moon of Attica, rise once more above the cornice of the Parthenon.' He agreed to it; we Btood over on the western side, and the moon came from over here. The sky became lighter and lighter, as the great luminary approached its zenith, and presently, over the top of it, the full moon came and looked down on this splendid temple, produced for the second time. I took him by the hand and I said, 'Col. Smith, you have rebuilded the Parthenon the only man in more than two thousand years; you have made yourself immortal, you have built yourself an everlasting monument and I salute thee,' and I called him William Caiorates Smith. (Applause..) No man was prouder, when he was done, of the perfect excellence of thlB work, modest withal. HONORING HIS MEMORY. "I had the honor to introduce a resolution before the Executive Committee, to place his name upon the western end of the Parthenon, and it was there, until some degenerate vandal broke it off. And here we are to-day, representing the people of this community, in honor to him, to place perpetually that tab-lature upon this immortal building which "he bullded. Why, gentlemen, it stood on that crowded Acropolis, amia all that splendid beauty; you cannot compare it to anything else,, except the beauty that crowds a. woman's perfect face on a small area. Splendid brow, dark, luminous eyes, thin fine sensitive nose, rich classic, and yet voluptuous mouth, with swelling throat and chin, and each one feature a beauty, and all upon a space of a few Inches. So, upon this splendid height, this made, one of hundreds of beautiful buildings, a splendid story, that was the story that he read, that was the story that fired his blood and Inspired his Imagination ana made him a workman so capable that he copied correctly the work of the great Ictinus. "Gentlemen, I depart, I confess it, with reluctance from the discussion of this building. This is Col. W. C. Smith's monument. (Applause). I spoke more prophetically than I thought. The next year, In 1898, this gallant old soldier headed the First Tennessee Regiment for a foreign land. I know of no man who led so varied, so romantic a career as William C. Smith. A gallant soldier of the Army of Northern irginla, architect of the Parthenon, leader of the First Tennessee, the only Tennessee and the only Southern Regiment In that foreign land of the Philippines, and when tho day (Continued on Seventh Rage.) Down Town or Central Residence Properties Have Many Advantages Over Suburban Residence Properties. Concerning our auction sale next Wednesday forenoon at 11 o'clock ot the modern two-story brick residence and the frame cottage in the rear, on the east side of South Spruce street, just south of De-monbreun street, city No. 20S, we suggest for the consideration of prospective home buyers and investors in real estate the following advantages incident to the property: : The lot. Is large being 50x1(50 feet. The improvements are modern and costly. Tho frame eottnge should rent for enough to pay taxes on the entire property. The location is high, healthy and excellent for residence purposes. As "Down Town" or "Certtra.1 Property," It has these advantages over suburban property: It is convenient for business, churches, schools, colleges, libraries and theaters, without the cost of ear fares and the time used In the pursuit and enjoyment of these essentials and pleasures of life. When desired the owner can convert it from residence to business property, and realize handsomely on the investment. If you are looking for a home or investment this Is your chance. The terms of sale are reasonable, one-third cash, balance In one and two years. If you wdll look over this section of Nashville (south of the custom-house and postoflice) you will find that no part of the city has exceeded it within the past. You will find that within the past three years no part of the city has exceeded it in substantial improvements for residence purposes, and these improvements are being made every day. THOS. W. AGENTS. Down Town Residences. Tablet Unveiled to the Memory of Col. W. C. Smith. ON WALLS OF THE PARTHENON Rare Tributes Paid the Name of Architect-Soldier. Tully Brown and Lieut. Caruthera Deliver Addresses of Occasion Before Several Hundred People, Among Whom Were Comrades of Two Wars. In the presence of hundreds of those who had known and loved him in life, and while tributes nobler and more enduring than monumental marble were paid h' honored name, the tablet of the Ni li vllle Red Cross Society to the mem( ly of the late Col. Wm. C. Smith wai I unveiled on the wall of the Parthenon at Centennial Park. A fitting place for the erection of this memorial, upon the wall of, the building restored by this gifted Ten-nesseau from records of the Grecian zenith of architecture, the unveiling ceremonies were made even more beautiful and impressive by the presence and participation of those who esteemed him for his worth as a citizen, who honored him for his valor as a soldier in times when men's souls were tried. Veterans of the civil war, clad In faded gray, who fought as he did for the cause of the South, bowed their heads to hide eyes'dlmmed with tears as the record of this courteous and gallant soldier was told. Soldiers, younger in years, who bad followed his leadership in the distant Bast, could not hide the emotion they felt when, with simple eloquence, the story was told of his giving up life for his country's honor. And as veterans of two wars vouchsafed their noble, silent tributes, those who admired and looked up to him as the private citizen yielded an homage just as high and as sincere. AN IMPRESSIVE OCCASION. It was an occasion impressive In Its every moment. Tne exercises were conducted on the front veranda of the Parthenon. The speaker's stand, draped with an American naff, was arrane-efl on one of the lower steps. Back of this were seats arranged for the guests of honor. Ex-Gov. Benton McMIMin presided over the occasion and seated near mm were Mrs. W. C. Smith, Mrs. Hart B. Blanton. the daughter nf rnl Smith, members of the Red Cross Society, Including Mrs. Henry Beaumont, the President; Mrs. James Carr, Mrs. A. J. Lewis, Miss Cora Hager, Mrs. .anne, Mrs. w. j. Thuss, Mrs. S. W. Pierce, Mrs. M. T. Polk and H. M Brenuecke, also Col. Gracey Chll-ders, who succeeded Col. Smith to the command of the First Tennessee, Capt. Sam Murphy, of one of the companies, of the First Tennessee; Adjt. Gen. Harvey H. Hannah. Col. W. C. Tatnm. present Commander of the New First .Liiiniessee; ueut, William Caruthers, who served with Col. Smith In the Philippines; Hon. Tullv Brown and tho Bv W. B. Holmes. Hundreds of other men and women thronged tho steps and veranda of the Parthenon while over the heads of all floated the Sttars and Stripes, hoisted on the tall (lag staff which had been planted in front of tho utiuuing. The exercises u. not bes-ln until i O'clock. To the Strains nf n. mnrr-h played by the band from the Industrial dl'uooi me company of Spanish-American War veterans, a. niimbm- nf whnn. had been with Col. Smith on the firing line in the Philippines, under the command of Capt. Alt Law, and a detail of Confederate Veterans from Troop A commanded by Capt. George Hager' marched to the Parthenon and were drawn up at parade rest in front ot tile structure. c. Anofh,or selection from the Industrial School band, and there was silence as t.ov. McAllllln stepped forward to the speakers stand. He introduced Dr Holmes, who offered a beautiful prayer. Briefly but eloquently Gov. McMlllin then spoke, his remarks serving to introduce Hon. Tully Brown, one of the two orators of the occasion. GOV. McMILLlN'S REMARKS. "We are here," said Gov. McMlllin, to do honor to the memory of one of the most patriotic Americans who iost his life In the service of this great Slate. I am glad to see the soldiers of lorty years ago who fought with him, e ad to see the younger soldiers who followed him bravely, loyally even until his death, I am glad to see Col. I atom, successor to the command of the regiment which Col. Smith led so bravely and so well. "It Is mete that our young men and fair women should be here, that they should know that patriotism is uppermost in the hearts of Tennesseans, and that valor Is rewarded. A truer patriot, n nobler gentleman, a greater lover of liberty and right than the man whose memory wo are to honor to-day never fought or pave up his life for his country." Gov. McMillin then made reference to the admirable action or the Red Cross Society, declaring that tho fair . and appreciative daughters of the Volunteer State had offered this tablet to the virtue, the valor and worth of Col. Smith. He then Introduced Hon. Tully Brown, who spoke as follows; MR. BROWN'S ADDRESS. "Fellow-Citizens, Ladles and Gentlemen: I participate in this meeting this Sunday evening with mingled feelings of melancholy and pleasure-melancholy because he whom we are here to honor has passed out of our sight In the march of that great procession that makes no countermarch; lie has polio from among us, but It is a pleasurile. and a great pleasure to me to stand under the majestic columns of this great temple and attempt, In some feeble way, In do him just merit. "William Crawford Smith was a native of old Virginia, born in the town of Petersburg. He came to Nashville and Tennessee before the sixties, and when the civil war came and the Mother of States and of statesmen drew slowly and reluctantly her blade and summoned her sons around her, Will-lam C. Smith, true Virginian, hurried back to his native State and enlisted in the Twelfth Virginia Infantry, and through the terrible battles In Virginia tho light at Manassas, the battles around Richmond, the second Manassas, up the heights of Gettysburg, four long, bloody, storm-swept years, earthquake and volcano ami lighting tearing the soil of the old State from one end to the other, great soldier, private soldier, with bis musket In his hand, he marched under the imperial eyes of Robtil Lee. (Applause.) He that was a private soldier four years in that army was a great soldier. (Applause.) 'Great men, that were our enemies CO. CASINO THEATER T8HT Fashionable Summer Resort. HIGH -CLASS VAUDEVILLE AND ORCHESTRA CONCERTS. 6 Acts Electric Fans 6 Acts THE MARVELOUS RUSSELL In his Perilous Ride and Divo every afternoon at 5 and 10 p. m, ATHLETIC PARK BASE BALL Nashville vs. Little Rock TO-DAY Ciame Called 4:15. 'Phone 1816 FOR SALE. 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MONEY supplied salaried people, retail merchants, teamsters, boarding houses, without security. Largest business in 64 principal cities. TOLMAN, CIS Willcox bldg. JTOJLOAN TO LOAN $1,000 and $3,000. 6 per cent, on city property only. WEAKLEY & SHIELDS. Je2S 13t MADE at the City Savings Bank, 314 Union St. School warrants bought. Interest paid on time deposits. A. S. WILLIAMS, Prest. EDGAR MAGNESS, Caa'alor. JelS.su. mon.tf J3UJiNESSJDF GOOD opportunity offered if taken at once, to competent man to take interest in and manage small factory, rrianu-factlng pants and overalls. For personal interview, address "OVERALLS," care American. jy5 2t MISCELLANEOUS GILTEDGE LOANS made at the City Savings Bank; school warrants bought; interest paid on time deposits. A. S. WILLIAMS, President; EDGAR MAG-NESS, Cashier. je7,su,mo,tf. FURNISHED-ROOM house; opnter shopping, theater district, near Waldorfi Astoria. Rates $3.00 per week and up. 49 West 33d. New York. jylA8,3t skill and the love of art, they filled that great space with temples Innumerable, only second to this one. On every piece of that ground marble, and bronze statuary of the very highest art stood and the procession marched Into this splen-ded array of artistic beauty. More art, gentlemen, and more beauty on that little rocky, ledge than stands to-day on the whole surface of the earth. (Applause). Such were the Athenians, in their golden age; and who was there that day? Pericles, the prince of politicians, orators and soldiers; Aspasla, not his wedded wife, because under the laws of Athens he could not wed a foreigner, but his real wife, the wife of his heart, the wife of his brain, who prompted his genius and stirred his ambitions with a brain as great as his own. the greatest and most peerless woman that ever trod the earth, she was there. Socrates, the greatest of the Greek philosophers, was there; Sophocles, the great dramatist, was there; Euripides was there; the eoiden-soul'ed. the dreaming Plato, he. too, was there, the man who, long uerore tne Dirtn ot Christ, out or nis reason and his imagination,, discovered the immortality of the soul Hundreds and hundreds of others, great and living yet to-day in the memories of men, were there, there with their hearts full of tho artistic scenes, coupled with a devotion to the Goddess of Athens. And, gentlemen, what did they see? Standing under the eve of this majestic temple, crowded with others almost as great, looking over into the blue Aegean Sea, where her soft waves lapped the Attic shore, they saw the Gulf of Salamis, great in the history of freedom and the Greeks, where the Persian fleets were overcome. OVERLOOKED MARATHON. "Out a little to the left they saw the sacred field of Marathon; over further to the right was the Corinthian Gulf, itself a dramatic theater of Ath-en's glory. All that could Inspire, all that could charm, all that could elevate, of greatness or of glory, was there. The fields of Attica, blossoming In the olive trees, were there. The classic mountains at her back, covered with that violet tone that gave Athens her nomenclature, were there. The Athenian fleet at the Piraeus, with her oars banked and her sails all decked, was in full view. Mortal man never stood on such a mount, and gazed on such a sight before or since. (Applause.) "Gentlemen, I give you some small idea of how those Athenians budded when I tell you that in the little city of 40,000 citizens there was more money spent on art, on pure art, on that little space upon the Acropolis than all the taxable values o the city of Nashville put together. "They spent forty millions building up the glory ot Athens on the Acropolis, and that was not half of it. As far as the eye could reach, through the Athenian Agora, among the plane trees and among the groves o the Academy, the marble statues gleamed and the bronze statues glistened everywhere you turned your eye. There never lived, there never will live, there never ojn live on this earth, a people like that again. "Now, gentlemen, that is a feeble outline of Athens and her glory, and her chief glory. Mark you, there were 1,100 statues of marble around this building and on this building. Everyone of them from the hand of genius; F.00 feet of marble frieze went around the Inner wall the Greeks called the cella, called the Panathenanic frieze, representing the great procession that I have alluded to before. On the eastern end of this building Pericles and Phidias had groups of the gods, representing the birth of Athena, the goddess of the Athenians; she sprang full armed on Mt. Olympus from the brain of Jove, in the presence of the assembled gods, and they were marble. On this end was what you see, Athena and Poseidon, or Neptune in the Latin, contesting for the possession of Attica; Poseidon offered them a horse, and Athena struck the Acropolis rock and out from it came the olive tree. They awarded the possession of Attica to the daughter of Jove, the great Athena. She typified the Athenian mind, she was the Goddess of Wisdom, she was the Goddess of Art, she was also the Goddess nf War. She symbolized and typified intellect of its highest order and learning and in that Fhe was properly and naturally woi-sbiped by the Athenian people. COL. SMITH'S UNDERTAKING. "Now, gentlemen, Col. Smith had more than I have told you in his mind when he started, an architect himself, to copy a building built more than 2,000 years ago by the greatest of all artists. Verse by verse, line by line, word by word, aye, letter by letter, he copied that great marble poem Into what you see. (Applause.) Nashville, if she has not done It before, will come to it some time, and In our heart of hearts, when our culture becomes great, when our love of the beautiful grows, in the times to come, like it did, in Athens, she will thank William C. Smith more devoutly than any other marl' that has lived in our midst. (Ap OUT OF TOWN SOCIETY. Special Dispatches to The American. LEXINGTON, Term., July 6. Friday night Mrs. G. A. Thompson gave a reception for her guests, Misses Busby and Shea, of Nashville. About sixty were entertained. Col. and Mrs. Hen. ry B. Groper and Misses Georgle Woods and Althen Renttlert assisted in receiving. A menu of three courses was served. LEWTSBURG-, Tenn., July 6. Chaperoned by Rev. and Mrs. J. M- Webb, a merry company of young people enjoyed a ride to Berlin Spring and a moonlight box supper.- Miss Jennie B. Rickman entertained with a lawn party at Chapel Hill. -Ernest Boyd entertained at Holt's Corner. M'MINNVILLE. Tenn., July 6. Mrs. John Smallman Burroughs entertained Friday at 5 o'clock tea complimentary to Miss Thompson, of Nashville, and Mrs. Wycllffe A. Ransom, formerly of this place. An ice course was served. LYNNVILLE, Tenn., July 5. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martin gave a picnic on the Connorsville Pike complimentary to the proprietors and employes of the firm of W. C. Roberts, of Lewisburg. ASHLAND CITT, Tenn., July 5. W. L. Robertson and Mrs. Clemohs were married Wednesday evening 'at the home of Esq. John L. Weakley, at Neptune. Immediately after the marriage the bridal party repaired to the home of the groom at Neptune, where a reception was held and refreshments were served. The bride until recently resided in Paducah, Ky., and the groom is a member of the County Court from the Seventh District and a prominent merchant and farmer of Neptune.- Wylie Pardue and Miss Ora Pardue, of the Ninth District, came to this place Saturday and were married while sitting in their buggy. It was a Gretna Green affair, the parents of the bride objecting to the marriage. The bride is a daughter of I. W. Pardue, of Lil-lamay, and the groom Is a son of James Pardue, of Dickson, Tenn. The couple are first cousins. WAVERLY PLACE Miss Bessie Carson was hostess of a charming birthday party recently. After participating In various childish amusements a delicious ice course was served. Those present were: Misses Earlie Sweeney, Bertha and Ghita Foster, Marie Irving, Mary Joe Hall and Lillian Houston and Masters Ell Morr ris, Cody and John Bell and Frank and Will Hancock. Miss Julia Parish entertained a few friends recently In honor of her birthday. Various childish games were enjoyed on the lawn, where later an ice and fruit course was served. Those Invited were Misses Hattle Webb, Emily Cooper, Josephine Andrews, Margaret Ransom, Jeannette Battle, Hylle Branch Chenowtth, SalHe Duncan, Pauline Alexander and Martha Douglass. Miss Cora Couch has gone to visit Miss Kate Murray, of Caney Springs. Mrs. Thomas F. Bell and children have gone to Franklin and Fernvale Springs. Elbert Craig has gone to Caney Fork with a camping party. James Henry Dodd is camping at Camp Felder. Miss Mabel Wilson has gone to Carter's Creek to act, as bridesmaid at the marriage of Miss Ora, Anderson and Walter Burnette. George Reid Bethurum has returned from a short visit to Chattanooga. Miss Belle Bradley, of Ohio, lias been the guest of friends on Cleveland avenue. Mrs. A. Sinclair is the guest of relatives In Columbia. Mis. Thomas H. Tutwiler and children, Marv and Zona, have gone to visit relatives in Virginia. Mrs. George Edwards, of Gallatin, is the guest of Mrs. Joyce Alexander. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woolwlne are guests of relatives at Belleview. Mrs. Samuel S. Woolwlne, Jr., and children are visiting near Franklin. Charles Carrack has returned from a brief visit to Dickson. Mrs. J. B. Snodgrass and son. Jere B. Snodgrass, have returned to Sparta, after being guests of Mrs. L. M. Mo-Carver. W. D. Wilson has gone to New Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. David Crockett have returned from a visit to relatives in Murfreesboro. Mis3 Mary Blue Is the guest of relatives in Gallatin. Mrs. Charles Willard has gone to Atlanta, where she was called on account of the illness of a relative. William Andrews has gone to visit relatives at Caney Fork. Miss Cora Hager, who has been the guest of Misses Daisy and Margaret Simpson for several days, has gone to Tyree Springs. Mrs. John Trimble has gone to spend the summer In Chicago. Dr. T. It. Frazer has returned to Commerce, Mo., after visiting on Gilmore rvenue. Mrs. Mamie Pa&uhall has rer turnecfJto Carpenter Station, after visiting relatives on Beech avenue. Rev. A. P. Johnston, of Columbia, has been the guest of friends here. D. J. Johnson, Sr., of Cheatham County, has been the guest of his daughter, Mrs. David Read. Mrs. W. C. NImmo and little son, N. C. Nimrao, Jr., have gone to visit relatives at Springfield. IB -iu want to sell REAL ESTATE, HOUSES. CARRIAGES, OR, ANYTHING ELSE, Advertise the fact In these columns and you will secure buyers. Try a small "ad," costing you almost nothing, and Bee If something does not como ot It. je5 tf . WANTED First-class plumbing and mill supply salesman to buy my $5,000.00 stock In good paying jobbing house; want man to travel Southern territory; right man can get line position with good salary? Address JOHN S. HERR. 68 Courier-Journal building, Louisville, Ky. Jly6 7t WANTED In three States, if you can sell or advertise grocery specialties, with straight salary, traveling expenses advanced; write us-. TRIUMPH CO., Dallas, Tex. Jly5 4t WANTED Competent man to take Interest in and manage small factory manufacturing pants and overalls. Good opportunity If taken at once. For personal interview address "OVERALLS, ' care American. jy5 2t WANTED Competent manager for machine tool department with $10,000.00 to buy my interest in established and prosperous Southern jobbing house. Rare opportunity to right man. Fine position with good salary. Address JOHN H. SUTCLIFFE, 616 Fourth street, Louisville, Ky. jly 6 7t WANTED You to have your pictures framed ot WRIGHT BROS. It is the best place. N. Summer next to Manix. jJ'S,4t. WANTED To hire horse to ubo during summer suitable for delivery wagon; must bo good size; state price per month, etc. HORSE, care American office. je30,tf WANTED Second-hand lumber suitable to build small servant's house. Address OLD LUMBER, care American. je27,tf WANTED To hire horse to use during summer suitable for delivery wagon; must bo good size; state price per month, etc. HORSE, caro American office. je27,tf. WANTED Letters from those who have been cured of catarrh by the use of Dr. Blosser's Catarrh Cure. Give name and address, with full particulars. Addreas DR. BLOSSER COMPANY, TeBtlmonlal Department. 38-40 Walton street, Atlanta, Ga. mh24,tf WANTED Do you want a position, if so, consult us. NASHVILLE EMPLOYMENT BUREAU, 327 Union street. BARGAIN SALE Choice of $4.00 Rockers for $2.05. Choice of $6.00 RockerB for $3.60. Choice of $6 and $7 RockerB for $4.90. E. M. BOND. Leader of low prices In furniture, 210 N. College. Jul9 tf FOR SALE FOR SALE Part or whole of my $40,000.00 Interest m prosperous jooDing nouse; only man with money and ability to fill good salaried position -will be considered. Address BUSINESS CHANCE, caro Sutclllte Advertising Agency, Louisville, Ky. jly5 7t FOR SALE $2 is almost nothing, but it buys 5100 share St. Louis-Kentucky Oil Co.s stock that may soon be worth $6 or $10. Come see. Ask for prospectus. G. C. TERRY, Secretary, 303 Cherry. jy5,2t. FOR SALE At $2 for $100 share, St. Louis-Kentucky Oil Co.'s stock for development purposes; 6ur leases right at Kentucky's greatest oil field, adjoining wells pumping 1,000 barrels oil dally. Officered by Nashville's most successful business men. Drop In after 1 o'clock, let us explain. Ask for 20-page prospectus. G. C. TERRY, Secretary, 303 Cherry. jy5,2t. FOR SALE Residence, 1511 McOavock street, 8 rooms, every convenience; terms, one-third cash, balanoe In six an mml payments. Call telephone 2631 ap5,tf

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