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VOLUME XLVIUI. NUMBER 26. NEWBERRY, SOUTH cAROLiNA. rRmDAY, APRIL 1, 1910. TIEAWE~$.0ATA
HENRY LEE DEAN.
SUPERIMTENENT CITY SCHOOLS.
SOMETMN OF HIS STRUGGLES.
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Mr. Tenry L. Dean, who was re- one thousand miles from Prof. Dean's
ee.ntly elected by the board of trus- home in North Carolin-a aod he made
tees superintendent of the Newber- the distance on his bicycle in eleven
ry graded schools, has been in New- days.
'erry only for one year and having 'The following letter which has been
come here a stranger to a great ma- received by The Herald and News
jority of our people and having dur- from the president of the University
ing his first year's work been con- of Wooster gives an account of the
fined closely to the school room and arrival of Prof. Dean at Wooster.
to his work, it will be appropriate President Holden of Wooster Uni
at this time to publish a little some- versity sends the following congrat
thing about his 'eaucation and the ulatory letter to the editor of The
work in which he was engaged before Herala and News on the eletcions of
coming to Newberry, and the strug- Henry Lee Dean Superintendent of
gies of his early life aand how be ov- th city schools:
reame diffieulties. IMr. Editor :-I have just seen the
Prof. Dean is a native of Forrest notice that Newberry 's Board of
ty, North Carolina, and his parents Ed.ucation has elected Professor
eing of moderate means, he was Henry Lee Dean, S.uperintendent of
forced to be a bread winner eariy in your city schools and I hasten to
*fe, and never had the opportunities congratulate you. Thinking that it
at a great many youing men have, is always helpful for a community
t do not take advantage of. As a. to know the kind of a man it has
oy the only purpose which was a 'entrusted~ its young people to, per
ling passion with him was to secura mit me to te!! you a story which
college edueation. He was a great cannot but refleet credit on your
ader and a close student of history choice 4o a Superintendent.
nd at the age of fourteen or fifteen One day in early September, some
has pretty well versed in history years ago, my bell called me to the
bhough not havinrg the advantages of door of my residence. There stood
'a school, knew -very little of mathe- a sun-browned youth, hat in hanid,
matics. Ihis clothes brov with dust, sweat
About this time a young man came ru.nning down his face, leaving
to his town from Pennysivania and streaks of grime. Surprised that a
op&:ed a night school which young young man should present himself
Dean attended for several months, anywhere in such a plight, .I said:
working during the day. When the "Well sir, what can I do for you ''
~night school closed he persuaded his "Is this President Holden?'' *he
-parents to let him start in the iday asked i?
diehool and after 4 years he graduated j"Yes, sir,'' I replied.
from the grammar school with the "Well, sir, my home is in North
~highest mark given by t'he school. *Cariolina and I have come 350 miles
'He' then went tio Washington college on my bicycle to enter Wooster4.'.
.in Tennessee and in order to save the :have called to .ask your advice as to
expense of railroad transportation he where I should search for a place
made the distance of three hundred to earn my expenses.''
miles in less than a week walking I saw at once that I was talking
from his home. In onder to make to a man who had seen a vision anid
his expenses at this gollege he cut was obedient to it. "Come in sir,"
wood and did other work around the I said. "First of all you need to
dormitories. Ifreshen yourself up, di.nie ,with me
He entered the senior preparatory' n aears,te esaltl h
class and won the highest honors in Im roe.
Tat class, being selected to deliver Atrdne,Ipid hm wt
the oration at commencement. At! usin."h ddyuntcm
the end of his first year President toW seryral"Ised
CJooter, of the coll'ege, interested a "Iue thralodwnIhd
wealthy friend of his in Pittsburg into"hsad"btIadm wel
Prof..'Dean and he offered him a adm oe a nufcett
scholarship to be good for the on- byatruhtce.
tirs college course and to include a ."Ise Buho doyuxpc
st graduate course at Harvard. It e.truhcleewtotsm
reof. Dean had already made his ar-jmoe? Icstagrtdal o
rangements to go to Wooster in Ohio gttruhacleecus!
and. therefore, declined this offer. " ent okm wytruh
~Ehe University oft Wooster issmbyhv er thal, sIm bskd.av
system in, the South.
The following in regard to Prof.
Dean is taken from last Sunday's
Prof. Henry Lee Dean, formerly
the head of the Spartan High school
at Landrum, has just been elected
superintendent of the public school
system of Newberry. Prof. Dean,
who is a son-in-law of Dr. S. T. D.
Lancaster, of Pauline, has been ex
ceeidingly successful in his work as
an educator, and his ability has been
recognized in many ways, but most
conspicuously in. an endorsement giv
en him by Dr. L. M. Roper, pastor of
the First Baptist church of this eity,
upon the occasion of his resignation
as principal of the Spartan High
Since leaving Landrum Prof. Dean
has been principal of the 'high school
at Newberry and his work there is
no doubt responsible for his promo
tion to the head of the city's school
Prof. Dean, who was born in North
C-arolina, near Forrest City, started
when a lad to make a heroic fight
Cor an education and nqn out. His
Irst opportunity to go to college, was
)Eared at Washington College, Tenn.,
and to reach there in time for the
3pening of the session 'he walked
trom Forrest City, a distance of one
undred and fifty-six miles, follow
ng pretty much the line now oceu
ied by the C., C. & 0. railroad. La
ter when he went to school at the Un
versity of Wooster, Ohio, his trips
iome were made on a bicycle. These
bhings his friends say show the char
ater of the young man who is to
ead the Newberry school system.
The following has been received
by the trustees from Mr. F. B. Wood
ruff, county superintendent of educa
tion of Spartanburg:
iTo the Trustees of the Newberry
Graded Schools: I see in a late pa
per that you have called to the head
)f your school work Prof. H. L. Dean,
late of our county. I beg leave to
eongratulate both you and Prof.
Dean. I have known Prof. Dean for
several years, and know of his work.
I had my son under his care for the
last two years of his high school
course. and know what I am saying
when I tell you -that you could not
have made a wiser choice for a su
perintendent of your schools.
A man of experience, an expert in
shool work, a kind .but firm discipli
narian, he easily stands among the
best educators of the times. From
my knowledge of 'his past work, if
he does not inject enthusiasm, sys
temn and intelligence into your schools
I shall be very much surprised.
Yours very truly,
F. B. Woodruff.
Spartanburg, S. C.
March 26th, 1910.
Atlanta Boy Who Threatened Asa
G. Caindler Convicted.
Atlanta, Ga., March 29.-Daniel
W. Johnson, Jr., "the boy black
nailer,'' was fined' $250 to-day in
the United States District Court,
after pleading guilty to sending
threatening letters through the maiis
to A.sa G. Candler, a wealthy At
anta banker, in which he demanded
that $3.5,000 be left at a 3eluded
Considerable excitement was cre
sted in April, a year ago, when it
became known that Mr. Candler had
received several letters demaniding
i. large cash sum and threatening to
lvmnamite 'his handsome residence if
the money was not forthcoming.
When postoffice inspectors fastened
the crime upon Johnson, 17 years old,
and a former member of Candler's
Sunday school class, the latter im
mediately 'took steps to have the
Federal authorities drop the case,
but in this he failed. His 'brother,
owever, appeared in court to-day
wnd made a request for leniency. The
fine was paid by Johnson's father.
The more sons a man brings up the
more he proves he doesn't know
ho0w to do it.
The world condemns bad people;
it doesnt aeite the good.
worked their way through Wooster,
abd I have come to be one of them.''
"But do you know how very hard
it is to work your way through col
lege-? Do you not think that after
a while that'you will tire of the ef
fort and quit?"
"0io, no, I know what work is and
I have excellent health. I will work
all day and study at night if needl
be thAt I may get through college."
I was so impressed with the ear
nestness of Mr. Dean's purpose that
I asked thim to make his home at
my residec,ce and he remained with
us five years, and was beloved by
faculty and students.
Throughout his college course at
Wooster Mr. Dean shomwed himself
to be an active Christian man. He
stood for al tha twas best in col
Hd acquired the ability to con
centrate his m ind upon the work
at hand, one of the best lessons col
leges an teach. We soon began
to believe in the nian and his vision.
He had the ideals of the truel,
teacher. He recognized that teach
ing was a mission as well as a pro
fession, a privilege as well as a
work and he bent himself to the task
of becoming a worthy leader of
young people. He was endowed with
a desire for the best and noblest
things in life. He had a natural
gentlemanliness about him that was;
iot only attractive but contagious.
His character, tdispositon, tactful
ness and his vision of life will make
him a most valuabi ,uwan to have
at the head of your schools.
I sincerely congratulate the citi
zeus of Newberry on t:heir selection
of such a man as I know Professor
Henry Lee Dean to t>e for Superin
tendent of Schools.
Very sincerely yours,
Louis Edward Holden
Mr. Dean entered the senior pre
paratory class at Wooster, therefore
was an attenlent at Wooster for five1
years. He idid work, during this time
a'round the home of the president, to
pay for his room rent, and at other
places .around the University to pay
for board. 'During the summer he
earned sufficient money to pay this
I railroad fare back and forth and pur
In his second year he became a
member of the University society and*
was selected to compete in a public
debate with a member of the senior
el4ss and won the debate.
In his sophomore year he was elect
ed class president. In his jmnior year
he was chosen to represent the Uni-!
versity in the intereollegiate contest
and also .to represent the college in
the inter-state collegiate contest.
Mr. Dean left Wooster in 1903, af
ter finishing the senior year. In the~
fall of that year 'he was married to
Mrs. Dean, who was a Miss Lancas
ter, daughter of Dr. S. T. D. Lan
ter, of Spartanburg, and without ap
plication on his'part was offered the
school at Pauline in Spartanburg
county and he remained with this
school for three years, doing success
The Baptists of Cherokee and Spar
tanburg counties decided to take up
high school work at Landrum and.
Prof. Dean was asked to take charge
of the Spartan high school at this
place. He acceptad and the first
year enrolled sixty boarding pupils
and paid all expenses. He was with
this school for three years and the
school continued to grow. Two year~s
ago Spartanburg had four scholar
ships in Clemson college; three of
these were won by pupils of the
I partan high school. This school al
so furnished eighteen teachers to the*
public schools of Spartanburg coun
tv. When Prof. Dean resignred as
principal of this se2 ool, the trustees:
urged him to withdraw it and as
soon as his resignation became known'
he was offered 'the position of super
intendent of the public schools at
Landrum but he had accepted the po
sition as principal of the Newberry
High school and began his work here
Prof. Dean seems well eqpipped for
the position of superintendent of the
Newberrv schools and should have:
the 'hearty cooperation and encour-'
agement of the people of Newberry'
n mang tem mecnd to no shool
MARSE JAKE AND
A STORY OF TE]
* BY COL. D. A
(Continued from March 25.) 4
During his stay at home from I
school, Jake Baldwin often met Mss I
0aroline at the spring, have Cage to I
fill her pail, -earr yit to the top of the
hill, while the young lovers sat upon I
the old wash bench and whispered
devotion inito each other's ears. Jaka '
knew he rwas "persona non grata' fi
at the home of the Purdees, for in
those days, it was not considered pos
sible for a wealthy young man to pay H
attentions seriously to a poor young <
girl, more especially his overseer's i
daughter, ana. the parents of such (
young girls, guarded their honor and E
good name with jealous care. While z
Miss Caroline was passionately fond g
of Jake Baldwin, she was wise J
0!:Iough in her day, to see that society t
and environments, had placed impas- e
sable barriers between them,. unless i
some unforeseen circumstances in- c
tervened. She feared the ridicule of x
the neighbore and her companions, *
feared they would think her vain and
silly, in believing she could eateh I
Jake Baldwin, lazy and worthless as I
he was. . N
She urged him to wait until the
family became more reconciled to
their companionship, anid then when I
they were old enough, why-then I
perhaps, she would consider serious
ly the proposition of marriage. Jake I
had heard some threats and whisper
ings of being disinherited, should he
persist in the folly of keeping com- e
pany with that "little upstart of a I
Caroline Purdee" with a view of ul
timate marriage. But Jake's heart I
beat in earnest for his boyhood love, t
and declared, "what do I care for i
all these negroes and land, if I can't
get the girl I love.,' But -that is an- 1
other story. We will for the pres- <
ent follow the footsteps of Jake and i
The time was 'approaehing perilous- ~
'ly eear that whi-ch was set apart for ~
Wagoner Mingo to take 'his young
master back 'to the Institute. Jake I
.brooded over the matter seriously, ~
while Cage still persisted in 'the de
termination of running away when-11
ever M'arse Jakue 'left. Jake had to
think fast. The monniin'g set for the '
departure, Mingo had .the old family ~
barouche hitehed up early and wast
waiting the advent of his young mas
ter. The sun rose in crimson splems i
dor above the Eastern horizon, and I
the iday seemed propitious for 'the t
journey. But nowhere within the (
radius of the horizon on1 all sides, 't
could be found a trace of Jake and
Cage. They had abseonded during' t
the night, to where, none had 'the 11
least idea. They had disappeared as t
completely .as if the earth 'had swal
lowed them up. It was a mnysteryi
none could fathom. However, 'there s
was not as much excitement as would
be supposed in 'the Baldwin home, as i
they all attributed Jake 's absence to
his reluctance to return to ~school (
and all thought he would return at t
night. What the old gentlemnan'and'
his wife and daughter thought of this ,(
conduet, we leave 'to the reader's r
But Jake and Cage were easy. The 5
lurid tales told by the latter of 'his p
exciting and novel aife of a runaway, V
haid so fired the mind of his imagina- t
tive young master, that 'he too longed e
for a like adventure. It had novelty a
in it. Something out of the ordinary. r
It was a "new evangel'' of fun and C
adventure that 'Cage had preached,' a
and he determiined to avail himself a
of this opportunity, then return in a y
few days and go to the Institute. 1
Each was to provide himself with as u
much eatables as he could lay hands(
on, sufficient to last till they reached t
Cage's den on the river, then theyI
were to trust to his experience and ac
tivities as a night prowler for the I
rest. At the river aM was waiting, i
hooks, baskets anid old free Joe's (
canoe. So long before the first ruddy i
courir of the morning had cast 1
E DUTCH FORK.
heir rays athwart the Eastarn sky,
he two met behind the ash hopper
n rear of the old smoke house and
vegan their pilgrimage as runaways.
They jogged along at 'a lively pace,
hrough meadows and break, til the
;un's yellow beams were some dis
ance above the horizon, then they
>egan to see hands from adjoining
>lantations going to their daily vo
ations. They began slipping along
ence rows, peering through the
Tacks, eyes and ears alert for imag
nary foes. About midday they
ame to the sunny side of an old
edge field, i0age proposing to rest
,while and eating some "wittles"
S "grub" was called in those day.
Lfter a frugal meal, Jake told Cage
o keep a sharp watch out, while he
le-pt a little, having tossed all night
a his bed, delirious with excitement
f the comng day. Cage assured his
aster that he would be sure to be
lery watchful, Jake lay down and
vas soon in the reanlm of oblivio.
low long he slept, the had no idea,
at was violently aroused by a loud
'Over the fence, he did sail
aeft his coat tail hanging on a rail,
bun, nigger, rin, de paterolers keteh
tun, nigger, run."
Jake sprang to his feet, and was
hocked at seeing Cage stretehed at
a-1 length on his back, snoring away,
leeping the sleep of the iminocent.
le aroused the sleeping negro with a
hud in his side with his foot, "Get
ip quick, don't you hear that. What
xe you doing asleep?'' Cage rab
>ed his eyes, and 'by degrees came to
onseiousness and hearing the simg
ng, said "let's get away, at's old
5toudenmire's Tobe and his master
de't fur away."' They ran, half
>ent, down the 'hill side till they
vere out of bearing. "I told you to
tay awake and you lay down aind
leep like a log,'' said Jake. "You
ire a good one to wateh.'' "Who,
ie?''" answered Cage with chagrin.
'CNo sirree, I warn'~t sleep a bit. I
vas wide awake and heard Tobe
inging, but was jest waiting for you
o wake up.''
When they reached the river late
a the day, the boat was gone. "I
~et old free Joe done found his bat
ea'u, the old rascal,'' soliloquized
lage. There was a great bluff jut
ing out to the water's edge at this
eint, so Cage proposed climbing a
all sealy-bark tree that stood: on the
auffand see if he could see any
race of the missing ,boat. Nothing
oldhe -see of it up or down. "I
on 't even see a paddle or pole,''
aid he, "it's 'clear gone.'' Just
hen they heard the faint yelping of
.ogs coming down the river in the
irection from whence they had come.
age listenied intently for a moment,
he dogs coming near and nearer.
'Cfam a tree quick, Marse Jake.
Sam -a tree. Demn is -Bill G3oulden's
igger dogs, and dey is after us'
uire. Dey 'll tear' you up.'' Jake
binned up the 'tree after Cage. Both
eld their breath as the dogs neared
heir retreat. As Cage peeped around
he tree 'he espied a "cottontail"
oming down the river banks in full
peed, and at the bluff, it turned ab
aptly to the right. Then the dogs
ama, were 'here thrown off the trail,
nd began cireling around. "I believe
ay is rabbit hunters,'' as he heard
30thful voices urging on the dogs.
k>a brood of young negroes came
p, one with a rabbit in his hand.
ne old dog began to siff up the
ree on whi.eh the two adventurers
rere .perched among the topmost
~oughs, and began a deep bay. The
eoy with the rabbit casting his eyes
'p the tree discovered Jake anud
lage, uttered an~ unearthly yell,
ropped 'his game and fled like a