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I To Farm Land Investors.
Don't pay sixty to one hundred dollars per acre for land
when you can buy just as good and better for twelve to
forty dollars, don't take our word for it, but come and
see the lands for yourselves now while the growing crop is
on them. Don't wait longer than the next thirty days as
these lands will then be sold; we are going to get rid of
these lands because party owning them is sick, and deter
mined to retire from business.
We offer tract of eight hundred and fifty-six (856)
acres, six hundred of which is under cultivation, place is
healthy, all-land in sight of depot, on the best railroad
in, the State, sixteen (16) four room tenant houses, new
barn and stable, place thoroughly ditched, every house on
place filled with splendid labor, every acre wiU easily yield
one bale with from 800 to 1000 lbs. fertilizer. Good pas
ture (wired fenced) lands suitably adapted to any variety
c f crops, no stumps. Party owning this place made one hun
cred and sixty bales of cotton, and two thousand bushels of
corn on ten plows last year, price Forty ($40.00) dollars per
acre. Terms $15,000.00 down and the balance in one to five
y iars time.
Tract No. 2. Contains about Sixteen hundred (1600)
acres, about Seven hundred (700) in cultivation, this place
situated in sight of two splendid towns, and two main line
Railroads, practically all of the land can be cultivated. Price
Twenty two and 50-100 dollars per acre.
Tract No. 3 Contains thirteen hundred (.1300) acres, and
i> cut in half by main line of railroad, nice town about one
nile from same, about one half in cultivation, this place is
icrfectly healthy, and has abundant labor. Price Twenty
five dollars ($25.00) per acre.
Tract No. 4 is about five miles from Railroad and Court
House and contains about twelve hundred (1200) acres.
Price twenty dollars ($20.00) per acre.
Tract No. 5 is about six miles from Railroad, contains six
hundred (600) acres. Price of which is Twelve dollars
($12.00) per acre.
Reasonable terms can be arranged on all this property, and
we absolutely guarantee that anybody seeing this section of
Carolina will pronounce it the Garden Spot of the State, both
as to Fertility, Productiveness, Health, and Climate. All
requests for information cheerfully furnished, but a visit to
?us if you are attracted will give us great pleasure.
Hart & Compaq,
ESTILL, S. C.
The Best of All Economy is the f
Economy of Securing the Best.
It is not economy to take your child to a cheap and
inefficient teacher when an experienced and well trained
one may be secured for a slightly greater fee. If you must
have a cheap teacher, it would be better to reserve the cheap
teacher for some later period, as the most important.period
of all is when your child is commencing the study of
Music. A poor teacher has wrecked many a promising
career. The best of all economy is the economy of securing
the best. If you put up with cheap things at the start,
you will find that you will go through all your musical
life, seeking for bargains'?bargains that a*e far more
expensive than you have any means of determining. Music
tuition in the North and West is far in excess of that in
the South. In the South, it runs f::om six to ten dollars
per month for first class instruction.
Prof. T. L. Tinsley and Mrs. Delia Gilbert, who will
have charge of the Departments of Piano and Voice, re
spectively, in Orangeburg College during the coming year,
have both studied with some of the very best American as
well as European trained teachers, and have had wide ex
perience in their profession. Students from the city and
surrounding country solicited. Students from the city taken
in the afternoons from three to five. Rates $5 per calen
dar month. Session opens September 20th. Send applica
tions to President W. S. Peterson, Orangeburg, S. C.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Low Round Trip Fares
Tickets on Sale July 7, 8 and 9, 1911.
$24.00 ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
Account Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Final
return limit July 20, which may be extended to August 20, by
depositing ticket and paying $1.00.
ROCHESTER, N? Y. $30 60.
Account A. A. O. N. M/stic Shrine. Final return limit July |
18, which may be extended to August 15 by depositing ticket f
and paying $ 1.00. ^
These Rates are Open to the Public f
For illustrated booklets descriptive of each of the above cities |
and trips and for schedules, Pullman reservations, etc., call on |
S. A DANTZLER Ticket Agent, Orangeburg, S. C. |
W. J. Craig, T. C. White,
Pass. Traffic Mgr., Gen. Pass, Agent,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
MAKES IT PLAIN
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that cheapness is the chief object.
No man's child Bh/Ould be compell
ed to use inferior teat books even
though such books were furnissTsd
free of cost. Time once lost by the
child through poor books, is never
recovered and the damage done is
irreparable. People living in the
country, are, as fit rule, not in posi
tion to keep up with bhe advance in
text hook improvements. These ad
vances are on a par with, or ahead
of, improvements, along other lines;
and books "that were relatively good
four or five years ago may be rela
tively poor today. Surely the coun
try children are entitled to as good
books as the town children are. This
advantage the Board was fuily de
termined they should have, without
regard to criticism.
Increase in Prices.
Most of those wiho have made com
parisons .between particular books of
the old and the new adoption have
fallen into serious and misleading er
Primer and reader.?In the case
of the Primer, 'although the one
adopted costs 13 cents more 'than
the old one, it contains 6,700 words
or reading matter, whereas the old
Primer, pasteboard bound, cheaply
made, poorly illustrated, gave only
110 words of reading matter for one
cent, while the New Primer, cloth
bound, fully and beautifully illustrat
ed; gives 225 words of reading mat
ter for one cent. The judgment of
the school world upon this new book
may be inferred from the fact that
it has been adopted In eleven States.
So, also, are the Readers adopted
superior to those discarded.
Reading is the most important sub
ject taught in the school, .because
the child's progress in all other stu
dies depends upon his ability to read.
That series of Readers which enables
the child to gain this power in the
shortest possible time, is in the end
the best and cheapest. Such a series
undersigned members of the board
claim to have adopted.
Geographies.?In the comparison
between the old and the adopted Pri
mary Geographies, the following is
the fact: The hook thrown out was
confessedly unsuitable and was not
supported by a single member of trie
Board. The Board was finally lim
ited to a choice between the New
Primary Frye at 40 cents and the
new Primary Maury at 45 cents, a
difference of five cents and not of 12
cents, as alleged.
Physiologies?It is equally unfair
isnd misleading to compare the cost
of the three hook series of Physiolo
gies adopted with the two book ser
ies discarded. The third and added
book is to be used as an elective
science in one of the high school
classes, and was adopted in response
to the most marked movement of the
day?the call for the education of
the people in health laws and pre
servation. Tn the two lower .books,
these adopted are so far ahead of the
old books that there is no compari
son. The Primer cf Sanitation alone
if placed in the home of every man
in South Carolina and read and even
nartly followed would save in one
year more money than this adoption
will cost. ,
Arithmetics?The comparison be
tween the old'and the new Arithme
tics is an Instance of the glaring In
justice done to the Board. The fol
low In e is the statement given:
Cost of old arithmetic, elemen
Cost of old arithmetic, advanc
Total.-. . .62
Cost of new arithmetic, elemen
Cost of new arithmetic, inter
Cost of new arithmetic, advanc
Making the apparent Increase on
arithmetics 47 cenNt. A\ a matter
of fact, the New, Advanced Arithme
tic quoted at 41 cents in the second
list above, was on the old list and
is a re-adopted book. The proper
comparison should be:
Cost of old Wenthworth arith
Cost of old Wentworth arith
tic, advanced.4 0
Cost of old Milne arithmetic
Cost of new Milne arithmetic,
Cost of new Milne arithmetic,
intermediate . ..30
Cost of readopted arithmetic,
This makes the increased price on
ly six cents. A change in the two
lower Arithmetics was considered
advisable, since in the judgment of
the Board they were out of date.
Such being the case, the adoption or
the Milne was logical, inasmuch as
the advanced Milne was already on
the list and the whole series was al
ready widely used in the independent
schools of the State.
Saving U> the State.
Those who have commented on the
cost of the adoption have overlooked
'he positiv? f,u . that this Board has
secured what is confessedly the best
contract ever obtained from the pub
lishers in this country. For we main
tain that the credit, for this contract
:>= due to no one man. but that the
contract was the product of the com
bined judgment of the whole Board
and was unanimously adopted by it.
By this contract, for the first time
in the history of book adoptions,
"any old book" in the hand of the
child has been given a definite money
value and will b-o taken in exchange
for any book of a lower or higher
grade in the same series. By the
same contract, too, the length of
time allowed for exchange has ,been
increased 25 per cent.
Both the method and the saving
in this exchange provision may il
lustrated with the Readers. By the
contract the old Johnson Primer,
which, when new, cost the children
12 cents, has now an exchange value
of 15 cents. That Is to t:ay, an old
Johnson Primer and 10 cants will buy
a new Wheeler Primer, the retail
contract price of which is 25 cents.
Or the same Primer and 10 cents will
buy a new Wheeler First Reader, the
contract price of whicn is 25 certs.
In the same way, an old Primer may
be used at this valuation of 15 cents
to help pay for any reader, first,
second, third, fourth, or fifth; where
aB, in the past a Primer could be ex
changed only for a Primer. Further,
an old first reader, wbich cost 20
cents when new, has by contract been
given a money value of 15 cents and
may be us?d to help pay for a Primer
or for any Reader.
In the oase of the Geographies, the
old Primary Geography, which was
discarded by the Board, and which
cost when new 33 cents, has by con
tract been given an exchange value
of 23 cents, being only 10 cents less
than it cost when new. That is to
say, an old primary geography and
22 cent swill pay for the new book
[ adopted. Or the old Primary Geog
raphy and 65 cents will pay for the
I new Advanced Geography. So, too,
the old Advanced' Geography and 22
cents will buy the new Primary Geog
raphy. Could sny one deny that
money has been saved to the State
Cost to the State.
It has been claimed that the Board
by its action wantonly destroyed
property values estimated at $500,
000. This sum is just a few thous
and less than the cost of all the
school books bought in South Caro
lina during the years 1906-191 1.
How preposterous this claim Is will
appear from the following: ,
It assumes that all these books,
even those bought five years ago, are
still in usable form in the hands of
the children and are now worth what
they cost when new. It assumes ah.o
that If all the old books had been
readopted, the children of the State
would not have had to buy any new
books during the coming five years.
It forgets that each hook now in the
hands of the child has not only paid
its price in use, but is by contract
given an added definite value, ap
proximately fifty per cent, of its orig
The following analysis will shew
that the apparent loss to the State
would in reality be only about $16
000 a year for the five-year period,
or only about 4 2-3 cents per child,
instead of the alleged loss of $500,
000. As it is claimed that the loss
was, entailed by the assumed eighty
per cent change, then the entire val
ue involved would be upon this eighty
?per cent or "upon $400,000 instead
of $500,000. It Is, however, general
ly estimated by .teachers and exper
ienced book men that the average
life of a text book, especially in the
lower grades, is from one to three
years. On a liberal allowance then,
the books bought during the first
three years of the last adoption per
iod are not usable in class, though
by the contract they have been given
an exchange money value. This re
duces the possible loss to the books
bought during the last two years, or
to two-fifths of $400,000, that is
$160,000. Now, not cfily have these
books paid their price in actual use,
but they have an actual value of fifty
per cent of their cost when new
This reduces the alleged loss to $80,
000. If this loss be distributed over
a period of five years, a legitimate
distribution, inasmuch as the assum
ed loss covered that period, this
makes a so-called loss of $16,000 a
year. This leaves a so-called loss of
$16,000 a year to be " distributed
among the 340,000 and more chil
dren in the schools, or about four ana
2-3 cents apiece.
Thus, at this slight additional ex
pense of 4 2-3 cents, each child in
the State would be supplied with new
and better books. Surely this is gain
and not loss. For it is a serious In
justice to a child, an injustice at once
physical, Intellectual and aesthetic, to
put into his hands an old, defaced,
and filthy book in any study.
We have gone into these figures on
the assumption that the statement
that SO per cent, of the books hn^p
been changed, is correct. The cor
rectness of the statement we do not
admit. Exclusive of copy books and
drawing books, which aro destroyed
hy use, supplementary English Clas
sics and duplicates there were 53
books on the old list. Of this num
ber 23 only were changed, whereas
20 were readopted. Ten were entire
ly dropped from the list. Owing to
the extension of the high school
course, it becomes necessary to add
nine new books to the list for high
school use. Let each man calculate
the percentage of change Tor him
The foregoing is a statement of the
essential facts of the adoption, of
the preliminary preparation of the
members of the Board, and of the
j fair and rational view to take of the
j ccst involved. The undersigned ap
pointive members have no apology
to make either for the results of the
adoption or for the methods used.
They enter?d upon the task with only
one purpose, to further the best in
terest of the schools and of the chil
dren of South Carolina. They broushl
to bear upon tbis task their host ex
perience, tbo unremitting toil of
, months, and the deepest interest anfT
I sincerity. Thry believe that with due
; allowance frr the fallibility of hu
' man judgment they have succeeded
j To the tost of use, to those who know
! hooks and tbo needs of our schools,
land to the sober seernd thought or
the f:iir-minded nooplc of their State,
they leave the final verdict.
D. Sr. O'Driscoll. 1st district.
H. F. Rice, 2nd district,
D. W. Daniel, 3rd district,
1 A. G. Rembert, 4th district,
J. Lyles Glenn, 5th district.
Nathan Toms, 6 th district,
A. J. Thackston, 7th district.
MARRIED FOR MONET.
"Mrs. Billion's husband's health Li
very low, they say."
"Yes, and when he's gone, there'll be
a good chance for Bome g-uy whose
finances are low."
U*m:.A ? i -< aw.-betete
OUT OF THE "WAT.
"Does George get along well with your
"Well, George gets along when ha
??es father coming."
She?Shall I Join, you In your wmlkT
He?Yes. Let's walk over past the mta*
liter's and ask him to Join us.
?Tou'll forget you ever* loved me
within a month."
"Not unless you marry me."
Special Writer?I have an article on
the kind of milk the farmers give the
Edltor?Ohl condenae It.
"Do you th<"fr you could be true to
one man for a lifetime?"
"I surely could, but not to the
?Did I erer bring you back your lad
der that you lent me a week ago?"
"No; you certainly did not."
?Tm sorry, for I Just stopped In to
borrow It again."
HAD HIS NUMBER.
"Why, X had hardly met him. don't
you know, when he called me a fooL
What sort of a fellow Is her'
"Ohl he's a wise guy, all right" ... ;
"Is he absolutely honest?"
"yes, Indeed. He wouldn't oven oteaA
lumber from the new house that 1? bfl*
lag built next door to his."
A SMALL OFFER.
"A penny for your thoughts,"
"Of course 1 Just like a woman, aS*
ways looking for bargains I"_
"How In the deuce did you E?t thai
tan-pound base to weigh 25 pounds?"
"Shi I weighed him en the Ice raan'i
VERT RUDE TO HIM.
Mra. Henpeck?Before we wer? XB???
rled I used to sit on your knee.
Mx. Henpeck?Now you ait all over ma
TOO MUCH COMPANY.
"Have you ever loved before?" aakeo
the coy maid.
"Yes," yawned the worldly young man,
"but-er-never before a chaperon, twc
small brothers and a pet bulldog."
And then she suggested a trip down
the old road to see the stare.
AND THEY PLAY EVERY NIGHT.
"So Dobbs doesn't play on your bail
team any more?"
"No; he's married, settled down and
Is the father of twins."
"I see; he has a bawl team of hla
WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.
"Dinks had an athletic stroke yeetop*
"Athletic stroke 1 You mean paralytlq
stroke, don't you?" _
"No; I mean Just what I said. He gag
mixed up Tlth a prafeasloaal boxer,** 4
Oldwed?I've been married for 20 years.
Notwed (absently)?Any time off for.
[ stood behavior?
AT SUMMER RESORT.
"What did she say when you asksd
to marry her?"
"Told me to ask her ? gUn next wee*,
when tho man Bhe Is engaged to at
present will have gone back to work,"
Congressman?Did you buy your pres
ent political position?
Senator-Sure thing. I dont look llkej
a deadhead, do I?