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AN ANTE-BELLUM SCHOOL.
Reminiscences of Old Chinquapin
School in No. 2, Now Gar
During the fifties, in No. 2 town
ip, and -where John Shealy now
ives, there stood a house built of
fibewed pine poles or logs; with a
tick and dirt chimney. The furni
ure was in keeping with the ex.terior
of the building, which had evidently
stood for years. H-ere the writer at
tended his first sclool. He -vas then
just five years old. The slang term
Kid now applied ito children bad ri.t
then been coined, otherwise h-e would
!have been called a small Kid.
The teaebpr was Mr. Mathias
Wicker, a tall mai with a prominent
nose. He was fairly -even tempered
-though he had evidently forgotten
hat he had once been a boy himself.
The house had two doors and no
windows. Between the doors and
ear the centre of the building, dur
ng the warm season, was the teach
r-'s throne. Mr. W. was addicted
o the use of tobacco, and near where
e sat there was a small pool of am
beer on the floor. I have seen more
than one school house and more than
one church befouled with itobacco
juiee. But we are improving in this
respect. Public sentiment crystalizes
-lowly but I have no doubt that the
-time will come when -it will be con
sidered indecorous and disreputable
to defile a public building with to
Mr. W. died some years ago at
Prosperity from the effect of a rail
road accident. He was. a good citiz
The next teacher for Chiquapin
eademy was Mr. Pleasant, (his
Christian name has slipped m v mem
Pry). The impression of some of the
atrons was that he was a yankee
hough he- was quite reticent about
is anteedents. He was a man of
ome; intelligence, but was withal im
raetical impulsive and utterly lack
,g in tact. Somehow Mr. Pleasant
nd Iehabod Crane are associated in
mind, minus "linked sweetness
n ut.' I never knew Mr.
t t practice singing.
tIn hose days there were a good
any large boys and girls in sehool.
ng the form-er thisi year was
-iley; Hancock. One day Wiley's
class was reciting history and when
g en~e his turn to read some sentetn
es'or a paragraph he did so as usu
When he had finished reading
istea,dher roared "Read .that
egain.'' Wiley obeyed and the see
-end - time the same premptory eom
marid -was repeated and when it was
Ihired. at him the third time Wiley
eo6lly: replied "I'll not do it.'' This
asno sooner said than Mr. Pleas
ant umped 'to his feet and vigorously
applied his switch to Wiley's b'ack
and shoulders.' This over Wiley took'
-hshat. and struck aQbee line for
homke. In- an -incredibly short time.
Mr. Haneoek was at -the school house
door and invited the teacher outside
fran explanation, aglogy or some
thing else. But the latter said that
just then he had no .particular busi
ness outside .the house and therefore
deelined to stir from his seat. 'Mr.
Xaneock said 'that ,the skin wg
.ren on this son's face and it w.
alleged that his teseher wa's -respon
ble for the wound. However, as
Mr. Pleasant 'w-ald not leave the
unse, as a well bred man, he did not
tand outside and tongue lash -him but
on retired.' There was a saying
urrent among the big boys tha't
king at a paii- of shoes Mr. Pleas
t -could not tell which was intend
for the right foot 'or vic~e versa.
f -the truthfulness of tBtis 'saying,
owever, I can not vouch.
The next 'teacher who came to
eh the young idea how to shoot
aRev. Chas. Burnham. -As I re
ember he was a native of Charles
ra. He taught only a few months
was succeeded by his sister, Miss
arrie. I recall Mr. Burnham 's say
g .that he wished to visit Palistine
order to see 'the places where the
flowed feet of the Master had
ssed the soil. At that time a vis
to the Holy Land by an American
as aliost unheard of-now it is
Mr. Way. Werts was one of the
atrons of th'e school, and while Miss
rnham taught, married his seeThd
ife. She was a daughter of Mr.
aniel Suber ivho lived near Br('ad
ver. The bridal party passed the'
hool house but this happened dur
*study hours and- we got only- a
p. at them. Mr. Werts' survivmng
iidren are Daniel, of Newberry,
d Burr, and Mrs. Sallie Walt on.
fSaluda. While Miss Burnhamn
ught the Methodist had week-day
-eachinig and the county home was
eluded in the list of app)inltmenCts
r preaching. When the day and
ur arrived our- teacher wo-~uld some
es take the school in a body and
tend the services. T recall the
mes of Revs. --Du.Bose, Jas.
uche1le J. K. Menwerhall and M.
tllere ihas scalTely Deeni r)unhiii
trere in a score of years. This ought
not so to be. It was also while Miss
Burnham taught that Mr. Daniel
Buzhardt was keeper of the home.
During his incumbency his wife. Mrs.
Hannah Teague, died of fever. Next
morning when school oplend the
teacher referred -to the occurrence
and commented upon the sadness
of her death in the prime of life and
in the -midst of her usefulness. The
emotions of .Miss Venie Thompson
were so stirred by the teach,-r*s re
marks tha.t when called to recite she
could not proceed. Miss Bi::nham
afterwards married Rev. J. A. Porter,
who survived her. and died only a
few weeks ago at a great age.
Mr. Jno. Ferguson succeeded Miss
Burnham as teaell. When we return
ed to school we found that the goats
had been ng to school during the
Christmas holidays and lodgringc in
the school house.
Mr Ferguson was very lithe and
slenO2r'-with dark eyes and hair. He
was smaller than a good many of his
pupils. As I remember he was educat
ed at the South Carolina college and
was a competent teacher. He was a
-ery stern man and rarely or never
laughed during school hours or at'
noon. One of his expressions which.
I had not heaurd before was: "I
mean what I say, and say what I
mean." One morning when schoolI
was opened he remarked for t.he en
ouragement of his pupils that he
had headache and would as leave
take it out.in whipping as not. As a
matter of fact, however, he used the
rod less -than almost any of our.
teachers. While he taught Kay and
Aaron Burton boarded at Mr. Burda
Boozer's and attended our school.
While Mr. Ferguson taught fo-r us
the old school house was abandoned
and a frame house was buil-t in the
rear of where Unity church now
staxnds. The lot on which the house
was erected was given by Mr. Gar
many.. There is an old building there
now, but it stands at right angle to
the original building. I saw Mr.
Ferguson some years ago in the court
,house at Newberry. He was a law
yer then and had grown very much in
girth in the meantime.
Mr. Ephriam Williams was another
teacher of this school. ~He was a*
capable instructor and an upright
man but teaching seemed to be oner
ous to him. He seemed, not to have
sufficient patience to make teaching
enjoyable to him.
Rev. .Lelanid Murphy a so 'taught
Tihis selhool for a few months. He
was a kind-hearted sympathetie man.
One of his small pupils was reciting
in 'the blue-back speller and read this
sentence: "We ought not to take
much snuff.'' Mr. Murphy immed
iately amended and said: ",We ought
not to use any.'' One cold day he
instructed the writer to take the axe
and knock some knots, from a pine
log that lay not fa.r from the house.
Whn the fire began to blaze and
roar he said: "That was well done,
0, very well done.'' Mr. Murphy
also had a view of humor in his make
up 4that would come to the surface
on occasions. He said that he could
not' bear to whip little girls but he
would not mind to try his hand u,pon
a boy if he did kick a.t him every
time he was struck. Then the time
arrived for t:he grammar class to re
cite he would sometimes call out:
"Come on with your gray mare."
I think he did not discipline any pu
pil while he taught. Mr. Murphy
wrote a poor hand and a joke used
to be told at his expense to the effect
tihat having lost a sermon that he had
prepared and finding~it he could not
read the manuscript. He moved to
Tennessee very soon after tihe close
of the war.
Mr. y Wilson was our last
teaher beii the war broke out. He
was a compaL bn for the boys at
noon. H-e was of medium size, had
brown eyes and a soft voice like a
woman's. He had long straight,
whiskers that would lie on his should
ers when he would run. His dinner
bucket was made to order. fit ted to
his sidle and suspenided from the
When the writer was a lad we did
not shave printed copy-b)ooks but the
teachers set the copy as they do not
do nlow. Mr. WilsonV wrote the neat
est and most legible hand of all our
teachers. School houses are much
bette- equippedC( and more comforta
bl than they wecre when I entered
school; but there is still room for im
provement. The best equipment.
however, that a school can have is
an intelligent .teacher who has the
gift to impnart instrutction and who
can inspire is pupils w-ith lofty
idea is. The late Jais. A. G arfield said
that Mar-k Hopkins on OnE (Pd (if a
bench an.d a1 student ''n t&i :a rn was
bought a treat for the school.
Of course no ,mne c'aid hmoller
"sch. buttr'' (shool better) at1
d iln n illi(l.flilled tc r 11,1eUd
oft iiiuiii out or (hieking the teache
ill 01rder to get a treat.
s intiviated Mr. Wilson was ou
last aite-bellinmi teacher. The Nort
and South were now at dagger
points and .tihe civil war was eastin
i.ts portentous shadow b-fore.
The boy-z taught at our school wbil
the writer was a pupil must hav
made good Confederate soldiers fo
a large per cent of them sacrifice
their lives on their country's altar.
Here is a list of those whlo die
either . on t'e battlefield or in th
hospital: T. J. Thompson, Ebi
Sloan, Milton BuzhLa:t, Buford Bu2
hardt., Walton Buzhardt, Calvi
Clamp, Roskins Clamp, (e-ora
Clamp. Calvin Taylor, .no. Calidwel
J. W. Caldwell. Gilliam Wilsor
Henrv Werts. Win. Livingston, Ja;
Livingston. Caleb .Wilson. Jesse Sig
mn. To this honor roll also belon
the names of the teachers. 11r. Epl
raim Williams and Mr. Henry Wi]
son. If we are true to ourselves an
to them we will cheris.h their memor
ies and emulate their virtues. Peac
ti. their ashes.
Card From "Believer."
Editor Herald and News: In lister
ing to the pastor of one of on
churehes we heard the following
"Ye that do 1trujy and earnestly r(
pent of your sins. and are in love an
charity with your neighbors, .and it
tend to lead a. new life,.following th
commandments of God, and walkin
from henceforth in His holy way
draw near with faith and take Hi
holy sacrament ,to. your comfort, an
make your humble confession to. A
mightv God. meekly kneeling uipo
In watching some parties we we
forcibly reminded of the followin
'And when he had given thanki
he brake it, and said, Take, eat; thi
is my body, which is broken for you
this do in remembrance of me. Afte
the same manner also he took the cul
when he had supped, saying, This eu
is ithe new testament in my blood
this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, i
remembrance of me." "Wherefor
whosoever shall eat t1his bread, an
drink this cup of the Lord, unworth:
ly, shall be guilty of the body an
blood of the Lord. But let a ma
examine himself, and so let him es
of ,that bread, and drink of that cuj
For he that eateth and drinketh ur
worthily, eateth and drinketih damns
tion to himself, not discerning th
Lord 's body. For this cause man
are weak and sickly among you. an
Thiking of this, taken from t'b
11th chapter of 1st' Corinthians, an
remembering what had been read b
the pastor, we could not but wonde
if a man with hatred or malice in hi
heart for one .of this fellowmen wva
not ea.ting and drinking damnnatio
"Every -oceupation .affords oppo:
tunities of its own for tihe study c
human na,tire,'' says a Boston mai]
"if only there be a little aptitude fc
putting twos and two .together.
"I was browsing in a book shop
the Hub which does a -little busined
in stationery on -the side when
young wonian was asked by the gem
" 'And when 'does the 'weddin
take place, Miss Blank 7'.
" 'The wedding !' exclaimed ti
young woman, blushing. 'Why, yc
" 'Ah, Miss Blank!' rejoined tih
old bookseller. 'When a young lad
buys a hundred sheets of paper an
only twenty-five envelopes, I kno
thre's something in the wind!' '"
NEWBEIRRY UNION STATION.
Arrival and Departure of Passenge
Trains-Bifective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, June 7th, 1908.
T.. 15 for Grenvihe.-...-57a.n
No. aS for Columbia .. .. 1.40 t,.t
No. 11 for Greenville .. ...3.20 p.n
. 16 for Columbia . . . . .7 p.n
C., N. & L. REz.
*No. 22 for Columbia .. .. 8.47 a.n
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.n
No. b3 for Columbia .. . .3.20 p.n
*No 21 for Laurens .. . .7.25 p.n
*Does not run on Sunday
which trains may be expected to d2
part from this station. but their di
parture is not guaran?teed and th
time shown is subject to change with
e 7 DA
SOur opening da
Ipassed our expec
bad and disagre(
order to keep it g
jknifed deeper sev
Clothing, Odd Pai
Ladies' and Child1
TAX ASSESSMENT FOR 1909. (
Notice is hereby given tha.t the of
e fie of County Auditor will be open\
from the 1st day of January to the1y
v 20th day of February, 1909, for the i
r purpose of receiving returns of tax
able property for fiscal year corn
3 mencing January 1st. The following1g
n named places wills also be attended as I
required by law:
At Whitmire, Monday, Jan. 11th.
At Maybinton, Tuesday, Jan. 12th.
At Glymphville, Wednesday, Jan.
At Walton, Thursday, Jan. 14th.
At PIomaria, Friday, Jan. 1l5th.
'fAt Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 18th..
~At Little Mountain, Tuesday, Jan.
At 0O'Neall, Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
t At St. Lukes, Thursday, Jan. 21st.(
S At Prosperity, Friday and Satur-,
aday, Jan. 22nd and 23rd.
-At Longshore, Monday, Jan. 25th. L
At Chappells, Tuesday, Jan. 26th.
SThe law requires a tax on all ma'rt
tgages, moneys, and credits, also on
,e incomes over and above $2500.00 A
u All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years (exeept those in
eapable of earning a support) are lia-A
ble to bel t a sssedo.ec
There shallbeassdon ac
dog a capitation tax of 50. cents.
Dogs not returned for taxation are
not held to be property of this State.
Be careful to note each transfer of
real estate since last return.A
Eng. S. Werts.
Auditor Newberry County.
Made from the long leaf pine. The
geatest remedy to present time. For
sale at Mayes' Drug Store.
'PHONE 261 FOR FISH AND
- . Oysters. f&t-1m.
L.NOTICE TO CREDITORS. t
.All persons having claims against
.the Electric Laundry Company of
. Newberry will render in their claims
on or~ before the 18th day of January,
109 1oRtn which date. at 11 o'clock in
- renlion,1 a referenice will b)e held
in the offices of Blease & Dominiek
e )H. A. purgC tE winin ui~p the af
-firs of the said eorporationl.
.Fred. H. Dominick.
ys, Friday and Sati
tations not considi
)able weather we
oing,.keep the cro
eral lines, viz: ME
its, Men's and Boy
ren's Shoes, etc.
All Clothing for 1~
3vercoats, Hats, at
dies' Coats and C
'ill sell at "actual C
some lots the pric(
ialf. Don't think c
/ou have seen wha
ansave you. Allh
lard brands, best
new styles. New
week'and ready foi
i beautiful line of. I
i beautiful line of (
a beautiful line of F
A beautiful line of i
a beautiful line of \~
3ME TO COPE
NOW AND SAV
Every line full.
und often and mak
store of Low Prices
[irday, far sur
,ring the very
had. But in
wds, we have
,n's and Boys'
s' Hats, Men's,
/ien and Boys,
~id Shoes, La
oat Suits, we
:ost and less.'
In fact with
a will be cut in
f buying until
goods of stan
- sale. : : :
e your selec=