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High School Movement Has S"c,cd
ed Beyond all Hopes.
News and Courier.
Columbia, November 2.-In talking
about the high school movement Prof.
W. H. Hand, of the University of
-South Carolina, tonight said: "The
high school movement for the estab- 1
lishment of high schools, where none
existed, or for the improvement of I
those already in existence, is succeed- I
ing beyond the hope of its friends I
and supporters. The movement be
gtan with the hearty and intelligent
support of the colleges, at whose t
hands it has received constant en- i
couragement. The high school teach
,ers, both public and private, have lent
their Warm support. At the begin- j
ning it was not known just how the s
people would come to the upbnildin' t
of these secondary schools. There can I
be no room for doubt now. Of more e
than two hundred comItunities vis- t
ited withili the past sixteen months, 3
il only one IAve I bepn told ihat the i
people di4 not eare conder the
matter at all, Fewer than a 'alf
dozen high shool elections have fin
/ The following places have tom
plied with the high school Act, and
will reeeve the state aid this year:
Brunson, Bamberg, Cross Hill, Cross
Aiehor, Cavins, Batesburg, Dillion,
Easley, Fort Mill, Denmark, Fountain
Inn, Ieath Springs, Hampton, Jones
ville, Johnston, Jefferson, Little g
Mountain, Laurens, Mountville, Me- h
Ooll, Mullins, Winnsboro, Marion, n
Ninety4Six, North Augusta, Olar, 0
0osperity, Ridgeway, Saluda, St.
George, Union, Townville, Zoar, '(Sa
Iuda County,) Williamston, Blacks
burg, Pickens, Latta; Kershaw, Cen- a
-tral, Springfield, Simpsonville, West
minster, Allendale, Center Township,
(Oconee County,) Menno, Oakway,
-Mauldin, an-d arnwell-48 in all.
High sdhool elections are now pending
at about six other places.
"These schools are situated at.pla
ees ranging from rural school districts
to towns of 5,000 inbebitants. In all
but three places, the high school ter
ritory embraces from two common
school districts to a township of eight .
districts. At some of these places
no high, school existed before; at
'others the school has been enlarged in
some way. In every case, save one, a
teacher gaas been added, or a year
adde~d -o the course, or some study
added, and in several places all three
have been added.''
OFFICERS IN TE SADDLE
President Roosevelt's Order Similar
to One Issued by Jefferson
N~ew York~ Press.
/ It has not yet been stated with au
thority what kinds of saddles were
used by the gallant old officers of the
army who took that famous ride or
dered by Roosevelt as a test of merit.
Most of them remained in the saddle,
it is.said. The ambulance broke down
because it was not needed. The horses
suffered considerably from handicap.
The father of our little major (al
leged) was entitled to gre.at fame as
the inventor of the best saddle ever
straddled by a soldier. ".Little Mace''
and much of his fame a' a general
are dead; but the "%IeClellan saddle''
remains. The first saddles were as
soft as velvet cushions, and soldiers
usinf them were always in distress.
'The McClellan saddle is as hard as
a rock-a bit of tree covered with.
hogsskin. And it is easier on the
horse than all the upholstered things
of the present day.
* ~ When Jefferson Davis was secre
~tary of war he ordered all his gener
als to learn to ride horseback. That is
where President Roosevelt got b1is.
notion that to be a commanding of
* flcer a horse anid saddle are neces
sary. There were no automobiles~in
Jeff Davis' time. It was horse or
foot. Today the leading generals all.
~over the world-except in America
*go to the front in automobiles. The
saddle be tblowed! But our ever
puissant president must-well, he
No finer horseman than Davis ever
lived. He won the love and hand of
Zach Taylor's daughter by his dis
tinguished presence in the saddle, as
well as by his intrepidity at the can
no'n's mouth. When secret ary of
war he noticed that only a few offi
cers in the service were capable horse
men, and issuedl an order something
"A liberal reward will be paid t.o
any officer or private in the army who
will offer a satisfactory device for
keeping our soldiers from falling out
of their saddles. Communications to
the secretary of war will be regarded
Capt. George Horatio Derby. one
ofth a di/ng army engineers of his
v stores under the pen name o
'John Phoenix. 'lie received a cop;
)f Secretary Davis' order while im
>roving the harbor of San Diegc
7al., and immediately forwarded th
nost intricate and accurate design
)f his plan for keeping officers an<
nen in the saddle. To the seat o
ach officer's "pants" he attached i
>ull ring, and another bull ring wa!
Lttaehed to the saddle. The two bul
ings were to be lashed together whei
he officer mounted his steed, "I
hat doesn't hold, nothing will,'
vrote Phoneix to the secretary.
Davis was furious when -he gw,
his proposition and immediately or
ered the Capt. Derby should b
ourtmartialed for "official levity.'
.he secretry felt that the army hai
teen disgrae'ed, and wanted Derb3
everely punished. Davis couldn'1
ike a joke. One of his intimateE
astened to him. "Jeff." he whisper
d, "if you order a eourt-martial foz
his little pleasantry of 'John Phoe
ix,' one of the salt of the earth, and
nmensely popular in the army, you
rill be made a ilaughing stock. The
eople will ruioue ,you out of office
ust 1.g4g i fl ' Iavig. took his ad
When Tennyson Was Rebuked.
A writer in the current Harper's
7eekly brings to. light an intere!ting
meedote- of Tennyson which weil il
istrates the singular hahits of the
reat laureate in his intercourse with
is friends, The poet was not only
rusque and rough, but he was domi
eering 4nd exacting, and most otli
r men were afraid of him. But an
.merican sehool-mrIter who for many
ears maintained a great intimacy
ith him had no fear in his heart,
nd sat and smoked on an equality
ith the soveregin singer by the Far
1100 &ehag," says the writer
'when they We th- together, Ten.
.yson said th6t h would &part fron
is custom and narrate a persona'
xperience; but he had su:ffered 2
-ood deal from repetitions of his tale.
oy those to whom he had told them
nd he would be obliged to ask hi
1riends never to repeat what he ws
~bout to hear.
"The American smoked 02 for
'ew seconds while Tennyson waite(
'or the promise and then he said:
" 'My lord, in my country a gentle
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