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THE SCHOOL TRUSTEES MAKE
A FULL AND CLEAR REPORT. f
(Continued from Page one.)
'steam heat. The building is heated
thrughout with steam, which keeps
the whole building uniformily heated,'i
-and gives excellent satisfaction. The
halls of this building are large and
spacious, and the class rooms
lighted and ventilated. The campus
to this school includes nearly three
acres. and is beautifully shaded and
suited for school recreation. It is also r
'well situated, being on the opposite
side of town from the Boundary street
The high school is being erec.el oa
i beautiful lot fronting 216 i. on
vMartin str?et and running throagh to'
larrington street. This building wil
include five class rooms, a labora:ry,;
'vo offices, basemejit for toilet rooms,;
a room for hot air heat, and an :t.ud- i
torium. This building is going to bi! a
very handsome structure, and will be
a credit to our town and to our
-schools. It will be wired for electric C
lights, and will enable us to hold such t
meetings in it as are related to school
It is specially fitted to our needs, -
and rounds out our school equipment!
to compare fav'orably with tither
towns of this and adjoining States. It
is specially desirable to put our 1igh
school work in a building to itself.
We have thus conscientiously and
to the best of our abilty fulfilled our
pledges to the patrons of the schools
in giving them the buildings ca'!ed
for in the bond issue. We believe no
mistake has been made, and that thc
future will attest the wisdom of our
We believe an unbiased public will
agree with us that the two lots with
the two handsome school buildings
thereon, with the improvements on
the buildings already erected, with
three splendid systems of heating:
plants installed in Boundary Street
school, the Pope building, and the
high school, and with two new build
ings furnished with school furniture,
including desks for pupils, teachers'
desks, blackboards, etc., show not on
ly for what the $40,000 was spent, but
also show that this money was spent I
wisely and economically; but wheth
er wisely or economically, it was
spent for the purposes for which it
'was voted, and for which we had :
pledged ourselves, publicly to use it.
We have considered this fund, plac
ed in our hands for the public good, a
sacred trust, and every cent expended
can be legitimately accounted for.
Prof.. Henry Lee Dean has succeed
ed Prof. W. A. Stuckey as superintend
e.nt of the schools. In this connec-F
tion it is due Mr. Dean to say that the
~criticism directed toward him as be
ing the cause of any teacher not being
re-elected is wholly unfounded. He
'was not only not -in town when the
~election was held, but he neither di
'rectly nor indirectly used his influ-'
ence in this matter.
'fhe trustees elected the superin
tendent a month ahead of the teach
ers for the purpose of freely consult- TI
ing him in the selection of teachers, T[
but he must have experiences with the,
- teachers before his knowledge of them E
'will be worth anything to the board. C
'We believe the change is a wise one,
but it was impractical for him to se
cure cor'rect information about the
teachers this year.
The trustees regret very much that;
the selection of a principal for the
high school has caused such pro
'nounced criticism. Mr. Douglas
comes from a family of scholars. His
Rfather is a Presbyterian minister, one, V
brtzher is a lawyer, and a sister is a
physician. He himself has made oneE
'of the best records of any student at
'tendng the University of Wooster for
*a number of years. This university
itseU has had many unkind things'
'Wald about it. It is a Presbyterian in-:
ztitution founded in 1870. It has a VT
million dollar endowment, a work-' T
ing plant worth one million. Forty
six well trained teachers are in
structing 1,554 students gathered in'
from 21 States of the United States,I
and from fourteen foreign countries.t
It has graduated seventeen hundred,
_men and women, who are now found
!ffling honorable positions in 46 States!
- of ab United States and in 21 foreign
*-Mr. iDouglas was a well trained
Ti; and came with exceedingly good:
testimonials, and no sooner was he
elected than he began taking a special
normal course in teaching high school
history and English. Mr. Dean recom'
mended Mr. Douglas because he be
lieved his Christian character, his!
-preparation, and his enthusiasm.
would help him in his work, and ue-,
cause he believed he was specially
fitted for the 'work in our high school.
Our action in selecting Mr. Douglas
'was no more than the trustees of the
RIaleigh, N. C., city school Cd in p at
ting a Wooster student in the Raleigh
high school, the University of Texas,
and Tulane university did the same
thing, and other towns in every State
n the Union have done the same1
hing. But this discussion is useless,
or our people do not want Mr. Doig
as, and such violent opposition h,s
risen against him that his coming is
,xceedingly doubtful. Some of the
est school men in the State, however,
tave expressed themselves as beli:-v
ng that no mistake was made.
In all that the trustees hav done
r attempted to do they have ha:! the
nterest and welfare of thr schoolQ
upremely uppermost in thell
houghts. Loyalty to our schools a7id
o our town have prompted every ac
ours. It is unfortunate tht N
an not all see things from the samC
tandpolnt. We are disposed to exer
se charity towards those who r.--n
-tly and conscientiously differ witt
s in points of administraton, and v,!
leeply appreciate fhe loyalty and actL
if kindness which our friau1s havE
hown us in our earnest efforts tc
Lake our schools a credit to this com
nunity and to the State.
The schools for the coming yea- ar;
u every respect prepared to d --. higl
.:ass of work. We have many g,od
eachers who deserve the confideace
.Ld the loyalty of our people, and wl.c
re turning down good positins tc
.nrollment of schools...........
Lverage attendance. ........ .. ....
umber of teachers .. .. .. .. .. ..
salary paid teachers not including
wo high school teachers. ........
raded school teachers.. ........
hree janitors... ... ... ... ... ...
otal amount in salaries. ........
Lverage number of pupils to teacher
lumber of grades in school........
otal number of weeks per year..
umber of school buildings in use
alue of buildings and grounds.. ....
chool furniture... . ...... . .....
otal assessed valuation of property.
fills of extra levy............
Report of Secretary
'rom sale of bonds... ... ... ... .
nterest on same till January 1, 1910
Total received on bonds... ... .
leating Bo3cundary Street school...
tepairs to Hoge school... ...-...
peers Street school .. .... .....
~epairs and heating.. .. .. ...... .
urniture and blackboards.. .. .....
nsurance builders risk... ... .....
~dvertisement bond sale.. .... ...
igh school lot.. .... .. .......
cC. and Rutherford.. .. .... ...
'reight on heating plant.... ... ..
hand and Lafaye, architects .... ..
Total paid out.. .... .... ....
Balance on hand.. .... .. .....
[oney received from bonds .... ...
[oney accounted for.. .. .... ....
County treasurer's report is inserte
Jno. L. Epps, county treasurer, in
o cash from sale of bonds.. .... ..
o interest to .Tanuary 1, 1910.. ...-.
Total.. .. .......... ..--.
y amount Daid warrants .. .. .. ..
ash on hand ... .......-..--..
Total.. .. .... .......--.--.
Jno. L. Epps, county treasurer, in
uly 1, to balance forward.. .. ...
o amount from 3 mills tax.. .... .
o amount from 3 mill tax.. .. ...-.
o amount from 4 mill tax, special
o amount from polls.. .....--.
o amount from dogs..... .. .... .
o amount accumulated fund from shi
y amount paid school warrants .
alance cash on hand.. .. .... ...
Jno. L. Epps in account with New
o balance cash on band (old)...
o balance cash on hand (new).. .
There was outstanding at time o
o. 35, for $2,350, and also voucher N
wvo v"ouchers his report agrees with
There remains to be paid on high
r high school is yet to be paid for.
We shall also be credited with in
uly, 1910. Tb- amount has not yet
J. H. Wicker in account with the sc
ty amount received for tuition...
ty amount received for rent.. .. ..
ty amount received for sale of build
' amount paid out.. ...-..--.
'o amount on hand. ....--..--.--.
The above is a correct statement.
V. A. McSwain,
"Hard workin' wife you've got,
"Yes, I wish I'd a couple more like
~erh v nen11uetin.
vork at home.
Our road has not all been rough and
stony. We have received unques'i-.
rd loyalty and many acts (A k:dness
and we acknowledge our getit.i.- ap
peciation of them. We have tritd t(
be true and worthy of the -r,.st iir.
posed upon us. To the end that ou
schools may be clean and wholesome
that the instruction may be cr.id amt
thorough, that the discipline i iiy O(
such as to make men and 'von.
worthy of the State that bi ed them
we ask for such support that i's gu
ineness and its enthusiasm an nt b:
ndstaken. In the wisdom of some '
tha best men in this commufty thi
time is now ripe to lay nside differ
ci, es of opinion, and for th? s'ke o
cri schools and our splendd city uirto
in the support of our sch; i. a
push them, and boost them, until the:
are. in reality a just cause for c i
Further information relative to th
schools and the school governmen
mnzv be had by consult!o t;.A secho
hi -etin now issuet;.
for your further consideratica% w
,ppend the follo-iin; statisticiI re
White Negro Total.
Boys. Girls. Boys. Girls.
315 357 225 245 1,142
286 321 220 225 1,052
Men. Ladies. Men. Ladies.
2 18 1 4 25
Men. Ladies. Men. Ladies.
$ 81' $540 $405
.... .... .... ..31
.... .. ........ ..... ....$2,400,000
... .. ... .. ............... 004
W. A. McSwain.
.. . .... . .$39,834 59
. . $32,017.72
ccount with graded school building
... .. .....$39,500.00
. .. .. . ... 334.59
. .. . .... .$39,834.59
... .. ... ..$29,648.53
.... .... ...10,186.06
.. . .. . ..$39,854.59
account with Newberry graded school
.. .... ....$ 9.68
.. . .. . .. 2,424.00
.. . .. . .. 557.52
Levy.. .... ...8,795.95
.. . .. . .. 653.00
.. . .. . .. 50.00
riff .. .. .. ....303.00- $12,793.15
.. .... ...$11,899.69 -
.. . .. . .. 893.46
berry graded school sinking fund
. .... .....$12,101.47
. .... . . .. 394.48- $12,495.95
Jno. L. Epps, County Treasurer.
county treasurer's report, voucher
o. 36, for $19.19. After paying these
school contract $6,100. Heating plant
terest on balance from January 1 to
Newberry, S. C., July 25, 1910.
hool board for the year 1909-1910.
.. .... ..... $ 439.55
. .. . .. . .. 16.00
ing.. ......... 25.00- $ 480.55
. .. .... .... $ 384.42
. .... . . .. 96.13- $ 480.55
J. H. Wicker,
Treasurer of the Board.
F. N. Martin,
"Look here-that check you gayv
me is no good!"
"All right, old man-don't get sort
at my awkwardness. I'll give you an
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Overdrafts secured and unse
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NEWBEREY UNION STATIONi. I
Arrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. H.
Sunday, July 17, 1910.
No. 15 for Greenville.. .. 8.51 a. m.
No. 18 fog Columbia. .11.57 a. m.
No. 17 for Greenville.. .. 2.48 p. m.
No. 16 for Columbia .. ....8.55 p. m.
C., N. &L. Raway.
*No. 22 for Columbia.. .. 8.47 a. m.
No. 52 for Greenville.. .. 12.56 p. m.
No. 53 for Columbia.. .. 3.20 p. m.
*No. 21 for Laurens.. .. 7.25 p. m.
* Does not run on Sunday.
This time table shows the times at'
which trains may be expected to de
part from this station, but their - de
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to change with
G. L. Robinson,
The Heral dand News, one year $1.50;
six months, 75e.; four months 50.
ember 16, 1909.
. - $ 50.000.00
Profits - 27,013.63
J E. NORWOQO,