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' STATE NEEDS. BETTER SOHOOtS
IMprovement Made, But Much Re
nains to be Done-48ducational
oampaig Committee Issues
Columbia, June 23.-The educa
-tional campaign committee of South
Carolina has prepared an address,
"Review and Outlook," which is to
be soon distributed' in pamphlet form
in the interest of the work that is
being done u.nder the direction of this
committee. As recently regrganized,
under the administration of Gover
.nor Ansel, this committee consists of
Governor Ansel, Superintendent 0.
B. Martin, President D. B. Johnson,
of iWnthrop college; President T. N.
Snyder, of-Wofford College, anA Prof.
W. H. Hand, of the University of
The address is as follows:
Review and Outlook.
On April 11, 1903, a conference was
held in the Senate chamber of South
Carolina's Capitol. This confeernee
was composed of sixty-five earnest
men, who have devoted much of their
time and lives to educational endeav
or. It was declared that better schools
in the rural districts' are of ''supreme
importance to the Commonwealth.'
A committee was appointed to con
duet a campaign to arouse popular
& terest in education, and certaini
Ties of work were indicated. This
,onference htas been enlarged, and it
nov asks the interest and co-opera
tion of the people, in order that the
-work already begun may be pushed
vith greater vigor, and also that ef
fective efforts may be made in new
The objects outlined in 1903 were:
More local taxation, better training
and payment of teachers, expert su
pervision, longer school terms, better
schools and the improvement of school
houses and grounds. While there is
much to be done, yet we have some
cause for patification because of
what has been accomplished thus far.
At that time about 250 districts
levied local tax; now the number ap
proaches 500, which is nearly one
third of the districts in the state.
The average annual salary.of white
teachqrs has increased from $203 to
$253, a gain of $50. Our colleges,
summer schools, reading circles and
teachers' associations have done much
to make our teachers more efficient.
The average salary of county sup
erintendents has increased from $574
40 to $684.40. Several county super
intendents have their salaries raised
in recognition of their earnestness
and efficiency in their work.
The average length of the school
term has increased nearly a month.
Consolidation of schools has been
tried with excellent results in many
parts of the state.
Nearly a thousand school houses
have been built during the past four
years. Many of these houses are very
valuable. At least half a million dol
lars hanve been spent i.n this way. This
does not take into account the hun
-reds of improvements which have
been made in repairs, equipment, li
braries, pictures and ot,ber essentials
of better school houses.
It is wvorthy of note, also, that near
ly 1,000 libraries have been establish
ed in rum'al schools during the past
four years. This means at least 100,
000 well selected books in places
where few opportunities existed be
fore. There has also b)een a library
movement in the cities and towns.
One of the most helpful agencies
for South Carolina 's good is -the
School Improvement Association.
This is an organization mainly of wo
men, which has as its object the beau
tifying of school houses and grounds.
This is a nobile work, andl it is being
well done. There are more than a
thousand members, and the Associa
tion is growing. Many schools are
more attractive b)ecaulse of the labors
of these devoted women, and yet their
work is but fairly begun.
This committee rejoices in the im
provemen ts whi ch our peole h1ave
made, and it also desires to make a
few suggestions in regard to the
cntinuationi and enlargement of this
entire work. There are yet more than
a thousand school districts where a
local tax would mean better school
facilities and more interest on the
part of the people. There are many
districts in which it is impossible to
maintain good schools wvith only the
constitutional 3-mill tax. Such dis
tricts must be content with inadequate
shools or supplement the school
fund with individual subscription
generally an unfair sharing of ex
Too, we ought to establish 500 li
braries a year for the inext few years.
One way to make people intelligent
is to train them to read; the surest
way to make a reading people is to
train them while young. Some entire
counties have done very little in vot
ing taxes or establishing school libra
ries. Let us arouse these counties for
the gake of the children there,
We ought to establish, at least one
Yood high school in each county in the
state within the next twelve months,
ind before another four years shall
lave passed, there should be a high
wchool within reach of every ambiti
)us boy and girl in South Carolina.
3cores of townships in the sfate are
vithout a single high school within
reach of the pupils there. Those
6vho go to colleges sadly need better.
preparation than they are now get
ling. It is poor economy to send off
i boy to do on some college campus
the work lie ought to do at home in
hie high school. It costs from 4 to 6
times as much to hiave this work done
,%way from home as to have it done
at home. We have a great task also
to adapt the courses of study in the
high schools to the economic needs of
)ur people. Those who do not go to
-ollege stand even in greater need of
bigh school advantages. They are to
o out- directly into business life and
to become citizens of the state. If we
)x)cect them to compete successfully
must offer them better high school op
portunities. Is it fair or reasonable
1o ask scores of young mel and wo
men -to go out from common schools
to serve the state as successfully as
Ihe few who take the college and uni
The time has come when we must
make a supreme effort to provide bet
.er salaries for our teachers and su
perintendents. Too many of our best
-eachers are leaving the school room
to enter other lines of work, not be
2ause they do not wish to teach, but
Jecause they cannot afford to teach
tor the salaries offered. There is such
A demand in the business and profes
;ional world of today for trained men
,ind women that we cannot hope to
keep efficient teachers in the schools
mless we pay better salaries. It is
folly to expect to secure the pick of a
college graduating- class to telich at
PO a month, when lie can get $75 in
ilmost any other k<ind of position.
Low salaries will secure to the schools
mly cheap teachers. It is a matter of
While there has been some improve
nient in the salaries of county super
niiendent, these officers do not get
mough to enable them to give their
mndivided time and thought to their
vork. The duties of a county super
ntendent are something more than
igninig pay warrants and appoint
ng district trustees. He is looked to
is the energizing force in the schools
)f the whole county; to him the
voing, struggling teacher turns fo
ielp; on his shoulders -the people
place the responsibility for the sue
,ess or the failure of the school of
he county. Six hundred and eighty
lour dollars a year will not secure
mid hold sueh a man. It is strange
;hat a town of 5,000 people finds it
3conomy to pay a towii superintend
mnt from $1,200 to $2,000 to supervise
I or 3 schools with from twenty t,
.hirty teachers, while the'county, in
luding the same town, offer-s hut
1100 to $800 to the county super-in
end(ent to super-vise 100 schools and
nore than 100 teacher-s. Our neigh
oring States in the South are wvaking
up in this matter. We must have bet
;er supervision if our schools are to
Any o-ne with a genu-ine desire to
lo s-ovic" tn his State does not have
Lo trav-el fai- to see a school house
o find condlitions which er-y out for
remiedy. Therec has never been a time
n the history of our- State when
thuere was a greater need for the earn
est zeal and faithful ser-vice of those
avhio hove her- welfare. Every member
of ev-ery community can find some
thuing~ useful to do0. The future of
Souuth enr-olinia depend(s in a ver-y lar-ge
measur-e upon01 how we meet our res
ponhsibilities no-. J. I.
'' Raising anything on your place
''Pond( lillies in my cellar.''-ife.
Life's Lighter Side.
''What is faith?''
''Buying hair- restorer from a bald
hieaded bar-ber-.''-Brownming 's Maga
''Do you think Dauber's picturue
wvoth catalogue price?''f
''It 's saill a quarter, isn't it?''
''What am-e you peeping at, Trivie?
"'The staget manager tells me there 's
a Pittsburg millionarie in the fr-ont
''Get tFhe hook!''--Indianapolis
A Coming Capitalist.
''Why are you playing hookey?''
''So 's pal'1 whip me.''
''So your pa will whip you!"'
''Yep; he always gives ithe 'half a
uiollar after lie licks me.''--Houston
OHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect June 9th, 1907.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1:52 p. in.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. in.
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. m. I
Lv. Laurens 1:58 p. in.
Ar. Spartanburg 3:30 p. n.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. in.
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. in.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. mi.
Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. in.
Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. m.
Ar. Augusta 5:40 p. in.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au.
gusta, Laurens and Ahevillo-, t ri
weekly. Leavo Augusta Tuesda..
Thursday and Saturdays ;eave Ashe
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note. The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
tuatiti. ani nre not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. AAt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
We will give a first class barbecue
at the residence of D. E. Halfacre,
near St. Philips church, July 18th.
Music will be furnished by the Jolly
Street String Band. The public is
cordially invited to attend and enjoy
a good 'cue.
D. E. Halfacre.
J. D. H. Kibler.
All executors, administrators and
other fiduciaries are required by law
to make annual returns of estates re
maining in their care or custody the
preceding calendar year, at any time
before the first day of July of each
year. It therefore becomes my duty to
urge the observance of the law, by
all parties who are thus interested.
F. M. Schumpert,
June 20th, 1907. J. P. N. C.
Too make Ice Cream in 10 min
utem for 1 cent a plate. Stir
contents of one package
into a quart of milk and freese without
heating or cooking. SimpIe Isn't il t
Saves the cost of 8 and flavoring.
saves measuring onwents and cook
Ing. Does away with all uncertainty, and in
sures the best and puiest ice cream possible
to produce. Failure Impossible. Nothing to
add except milk. One package costing 18f.
makes nearly two quarts Ice cream.
Plavors: Chooe Vanilla, Stratoberry,
Lemon and Unfar
does not keep It
S and 25 cents for
- . wkNagesb
V 111Z7lustrated recipe
The Genesee Pure Foed Co., .e R, N. Y.
P. S. Delicious Oreai Pudding, can
a leo be ma<defrom Jell-0 ICE CR EA M
In the District Court of the United
States, for the district of South
In the matter of
Adam Crane Jones,
To th iir.'lim : or A.hun ('rane
Jones, of' Newberry, in the County
of Newberry, and dlistrict aforesaid,
Nt0ice is~ hereby griveni thait on the
17th. Jay of .June. 3007T, the said
Adam Crane Jonecs, was duly adjudi
cated bankrupt, and, that, tihe first
meetin.g of his credlitors' will b)e held
in the ofliee of F. II. D)ominiek. Es>q.
Newberry. S. C.. on the 8th. day of
July, I3907. at eleven o'clock in tihe
forenoon, ait which time the 'amr ere~
ditors may at tend. prove their claims,
appoin' a trustee, exalminle.he b)ank
rurt andi transiw suen o'ther b)usiniess
J1no:~ s. Earle,
( Rh'ibj: i feree in Bankruptcy.
IA R.ational reatmnts
oethat soothes the Inflamed an!
~ongested mnembranes and heals and
cleanses without "drugging" the af&eo
es quick and permanent relief frem
tar,Colds-al1 affections of the
mnembranes of the nose and throat.
We Guarantee Satisfaction.
Buy a so-eent tube of NOSENA from
WV. 2. :s! ye & Prosperity l'rug Co
andgcynuioney back I otat ecj
will save money and get a
better roof by using
8late colored-containis no tar
elsily laid-& r nofi kit free.
Spark, water, gas, e and cold
p~roof. Lasis toq~ ad looks well.
on't take an imitation.
Sesid for a free ample and book et.Vulld
Ing plas for a.2 centstamp. Invesumate.
*. C A N N O N
FRE "~ M*~vl
TOTIOE or FINAL SETTLBMENT
Notice is hereby given that we will
mnke a settlement on the personal
state of George M. Bowers, deceased,
n the Probate Court for Newberry
,ounty, at eleven o'clock A. M. on
'hursday, the 25th day of July, 1907,
nd will immediately thereafter ap
ly for letters of discharge as Exe
utors of the last will and testament
f the said George M. Bowers, de
George M. Bowers,
H. B. Dominick,
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axpect to pay. CUT Pf
uipwards, keeps everyb<
North. A visit to 0. Kk(
3truck the right place.
No matter how much p
others follow. It's to y
Where a fair and squi
We provide easy term
We enable borrowers
in Monthly Installment,
allowed to meet obligatii
It is cheaper than payih
to save money to buy a i
If you want to save mc
take a Security Contract
Call on A. J. Gibson, 'A
Treasurer, at office, corr
streets, next door to Cot
SECURITY LOAN ANC
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a Smart. Man
imes and Dollars, you
rou can get what you wa
?ICES at this time whe
>dy guessing where to go
.ttner's store will convin<
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eople talk about us, we
our interest to trade at
ire deal at all times is a p
e, Orockery ar
s of payment.
to accumulate a fund
on which interest is
:>ns at maturity.
ig rent. If you want
iome take a Security
ney for any purpose
sstant Secretary and
ier Boyce and Adams
I INVESTMENT CO.
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can find them on 0.
nt for leis than you
n everything is going
and get their money's
:eyou that you have
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