precious little babe, who is being raised and cared for by her grand parents, S. L, Hearn and wife.
After the death of this daughter Mr. Hearn had erected and endowed at Blue Mountain Female College, Blue Mountain Mississippi, at a cost of many thousand dollars, a dormitory or industrial borne for poor girls, where thirty or more can be educated and cared for, for all time. It is dedicated to the education of worthy girls of limited means, It is a substantial brick building, wit nineteen rooms. By doing their own work, girls get board at the actual cast of provision and arc thus enabled to procure an education at this splendid Christian school. On a large stone tablet set in the wall of the building, on the right of the main entrance, are inscribed these wards:
"Erected by S. L. Hearn in memory of his daughter, Carrie, born March 25, 1878. Graduated from Blue Mountain College June 17, 1897. Married to Rev. H. P. Hurt Sept. 7, 1898. Died July 27, 1902. Dedicated to the education of worthy young women of limited means. 1903."
Mr. Hearn thinks more of this investment than any he has ever made. It will enable scores of noble young women to procure an education and acquire the splendid moral training which is so superior at this magnificent institution. These intelligent Christian young women will go out into the world, carrying with them the noble impulses awakened here to bless future generations.
While at Excelsior Springs, Mo., Oct. 24, 1906, I was advised by telegram via Independence that S. L, Hearn died at 2:30 p. m. that day. It was indeed a great shock, for I loved this good man like a brother in the flesh, and had often spent many delightful hours with him, both in his home and mine, too. I insert here what some others say of him. From Times-Herald, West Point, Miss., Oct. 25, 1906.
The entire citizenship of this city was saddened last afternoon when the word went forth that S. L. Hearn had passed over the great divide at 2:30 o’clock from an attack of peritonitis. Mr. Hearn had been a central figure in religious and financial circles far many years, in which time affectionate friendships had been cemented, the severing of which time cannot heal -- only the joyous reuniting in the future. A man whose good charitable acts were but little known to the public, but of which the Master kept good account. To his de
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