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YOLTOE LI., NUMBER 58. * NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, JUXY 22, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A YEAB.
Good Work W
Faithful And Fruitful Work I
For The Rural School
(Editor The Herald and News:
At the beginning of the year I secured
the consent of the State super"
? 3-?* ~ f .+ /-? lies f?f
llUtJUUCUl, Ul CUUvauuu xu -the
dispensary fund in the employment
of a rural school supervisor,
and the State superintendent agreed
to supplement this out of a fund in
his hands to the amount of $125. I
secured the services of Miss Elizabeth
Hawkins for five months at a salary
of $75 the month. Miss Hawkins was
a successful teaoher who had experience
in the school room in the coun
ty. I am sure that her wont was
a very important factor in the establishing
of six rural graded schools
in the county and in otherwise arousing
and creating the school spirit.
She made written report to me of
her work, and I feel that it will be
of interest to the people of the county,
and I am, therefore, offering it to
you for publication. I thought once
| of only publishing her general re.
tport, which is very short, but the detailed
report is not very long and I
feel that possibly it will give a better
\ idea of the work which she did, and
f I am giving you both. I feel that both
reoorts are of sufficient interest to
warrant their publication.
) E. H. Aull.
To E. H. Aull, County Superintendent
of Education, New&erry, S. C.
Dear Sir: I beg tc submit herewith
my report as rural school supervisor
for the past five months. In doing so
I desire to express to you my sincere
appreciation of the kiirfilness and con
sideratlon extended me by yourseir |
| and the people among whom I have
I have found the work pleasant and
exceedingly interesting. The people
In the rural districts are anxious and
willing to do what they can to improve
the schools and conditions surrounding
rural life, and are very appreciative
of any assistance and cooperation
in bringing these things
about. In the way ot suggesting, help*
ing, cooperating, intelligently pointW
ing the way, there is much that may
[ be accomplished in the betterment of
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fthe schools and in tne maKing oi
rural life more comfortable and more
I began work only in January of
^ this year. I have visited twenty-six
school districts, and, as a rule, have
spent one week in each district, part
. of the time in the schoolroom with
the teacher, and the remainder in visiting
the homes of the children. My
efforts &ave been largely devoted to
creating an interest on the part of the
k .parents and people of the commuaiI
ty in their school, and endeavoring
^ to get Shem aroused to the improvement
of school conditions in their
district. In six of these districts,
school improvement associations have
been organized. In one or two dis
tricts no effort was made to organize
an improvement association, because
the county superintendent of educa>
tion suggested that efforts be made to ,
unite these to an adjacent districtIn
the districts where; association?
^ were organized, their efforts to raise
money for the betterment of the school .
and improvement oftfihe school buMd??!'
ing are very active. s ^ ...
In", the '-districts . which , I rjrjsitfcd
practically all', of ^the patrons of the '
and friends of the school &t- f
tended a meeting which was held fit,
l the schoolhouse at "the "entT'ef the
r week. The county superintendent'alI
ways attended these meetings and
made a talk to the school. In most
1 cases nearly all of the patrons attended
and manifested much interest in
the, improvement of their school.
In the following districts during.
this year, a four mill tax has been
I voted, looking to the establishment of
! a Rural Graded School: Pomaria,
' Jolly Street, Trinity, Sil7erstreet,
* Jalapa and Zion. Two mill taxes were
' voted in St. Paul and McCollough dis^
J Six thousand dollars in bonds have
(been voted in Cliappeiis scnooi district;
five thousand dollars, in "Whitmire;
four thousand in Silverstreet;
and three thousand five hundred in
Pomaria for the erection of new
ras Done By
5 M -
)y 1V11S5 UlZdUCUl iiawaaio
s of Newberry Cound
buildings in these districts. These
buildings have been or will be erected
before the opening of the fall term.
Zion, Trinity, Jalapa, and Jolly
Street will enlarge their school buildings.
There seems to be a general awak
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enmg 10 inc ueucssitj' uj.
schools throughout the county.
Rural School Supervisor for Newberry
County, S. C.
January 13-17.?iMv work as field
agent for Newberry county was begun
on January 13 at Fairyiew school,
district No. 18.
The beginning of this work was indeed
encouraging, as I succeeded in
organizing a iocai scnooi jnupruvcment
association with twenty-five
members which bids to accomplish
much in the future. Superintendent of
Education E. H. Aull, was present on
Friday and addressed the patrons
and pupils, on importance or need of
more interest in education and of better
rural schools in our county.
The school is being taught by Miss
Julia Maree, of Augusta, Ga., a graduate
of Greenville Female college.
Tanuary 20-24.?My work this week
was indeed pleasant at Wheeland
school, district No. 31.
The object of the visit \vas to arouse
tne people in uiac uummuuitj uu tuc i
need of imprpving th.eir school or
consolidating with little Mountain
school. Owing to the great need of
school supplies, a local improvement
association was organized.
During my stay there I visited every
patron in the district.
On account of inclement weather,
the superintendent of education was
unable lo visit the school.
The school is taught by Miss Margarette
O'Neal, a graduate of Limestone
January 27-31?The first part of this
week was spent at Monticello school,
studying the probabilities of improving
The school is being taught by Miss
Estelle Dominick, a graduate of Co
The latter part of the week I attended
the Fifth National Corn Exposition
in Columbia, S. C. I
February 3-7.?I spent this week
at Central school.
Owing to the small enrolment and |
the situation of this school, the purpose
was to consolidate part of the
district with Little Mountain sohool
and the other part with Pomaria. All
of the patrons an$ most of the people
of the community attended the meeting
iProf. Berley Bedenbaugh, teacher
of this school, in his elegant style
gave a short talk and then introduced
the. superintendent of education, who
spoke fervently on the great advantage
February 10-14.?This week was
spent in visiting the patrons- of Bethel
school, -and inviting them to attend
the-meeting on *Tiaay at waiua uun?
plans- and?location of the new building
were 4feussed and decided upon.
A four thousand dollar building. will
be ready for the. coming session of
?this school. A four mill tax for
maintenance has* btfeii vbTfcd.*"" *
February "A. 'Tweet .Vas
spent Visiting the ^fat?0^is**?|Paul
*i?hnr?r fkwfner to the small enrolment
the necessity of a nVw seheolhouse and
the nearness-to Bethel and Jolly Street,
the superinendentof. education spoke
of the benefit.and the good of- the.
children of the cpmmunity to unite,
part with one district and- part
with the other, so that the children
might get the advantage of. a good
The patrons all were present and
since they have voted a two mill tax.
February 24-28.?I spent this week
in Trinity school visiting the patrons
and inviting them to come the scaoolhnnsp
nn "Friday. The SChoolhoUSe
is in good condition, but on account
of the increase in enrolment it is
necessary for an additional two mill
tax to be voted to successfully run
their school for the ensuing session,
so that they might enlarge the building
and have the two teacher school. ;
On Friday the superintendent of
education, E. H. Aull, came up and
talked to the people of the community
about the advantage of a rural graded
school and the importance of voting
a four mill t^x.
We organized a local school improvement
association with thirty members.
About seventy-five people were
nrpspnt and a very encouraging re
suit was accomplished, for a few
weeks later the tax was voted.
The school is taught this year by
Miss Lonie Agnew, who is doing, splendid
and efficient work.
March 3-7.?^This week was spent
in Jolly Street school. The purpose
was to establish a rural graded school
in that district, and to vote a four
n.ill tax in order that this school
might be made a rural graded school
with two teachers for ijhe coming
On Friday, County Superintendent
of Education E. H. Aull and Dr. G.
Y. Hunter, met with the peo<ple of,
this community and both gave very
interesting talk* on the subject of!
A local school improvement association
was organized and the four
mill tax has been voted and a new,
school building is expected to be completed
in the near future.
March 10-14.?The first part of this
week was spent in visiting the fol
lowing schools: O'Neall, Johnstone,
Swilton, Excelsior, and Little Mountain.
The latter part was spent in Columbia,
attending the teachers meeting.
March ' 17-2-1.?Was spent in Newberry.
The rest of the week in visiting
the school in Prosperity. March
24-29.?My next visit was to
O'Neall school The object was
to encourage in that district a rural
graded school with three teachers for
the coming session. So most of my
time was spent visiting the pacrons
and talking about the advantage of a
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better scnooi. un Apm j.ycu a,i ui<3
close of the school, an Educational
Rally Day was held. The following
gentlemen gave interesting talks:
Dr. Harms, Dr. C. T. Wyche, Re#v.
E. J. Sox and Col. E. H. Aull.
March 31-April 6.?I spent this
week in Dead Fall school, district No.
19. Owing to the small enrolment of
j this school and the nearness to Sil
| verstreet school, I spent the time in
visiting patrons and talking on consolidation
of these two schools.
Superintendent E. H. Aull visited
the school cn Friday. After which,
an .improvement association was organized.
April 7-11.?-Silverstreet. The first
part of the week was spent in the
school-room and the latter part in
visiting patrons and inviting them to
attend the dedication of the new
schoolhouse. The meeting was held
on Thusrday; The following speakers
were listened to with pleasure:
Col. E. H. Aull presided and made
a short talk reviewing the work which
resulted in the erection of the hand
some new school building. He then
i introduced State Superintendent of
Education J. E. Swearingen, who wasvery
complimentary on the accomplishment
of the work which had been
wrought in the district during theyear.
President Harms, of: Newberry c:ol.lege;
and Dr. E. P.. Jones, of t?e F-rst:
Baptist church; of Newberry, both delivered
It was a pleasant- and profitable
occasion and will give an impetus to
education in the community. ; j
- April 14-18.?This week was spent
in Jalaps. school. . , .!
The object was to ^tablish a?iv.iral
graded school in the community.
On Fridiv nearly every patron In!
the disfcrkr: attended the meeting held
at the schoolhouse.? . Vt.,
Superintendent E. H. Airil and Dr.
Folk ?gave very intepestmg talks a?~
ter which a petition was circulated*and
signed to order an election:in the. district
for a four'mill tax. A few wee&s
later this tax was voted..
April 21-26.-?This week was spent
in selecting furniture .^or the Silverstreet
schoolhouse, and working up
a four mill tax in order that-the school
might be -successfully carried on for
the ensuing session. The election
was ordered and the tax voted. s. few
On Saturday April 26th, I attend
ed the teachers' meeting at Whit.mire.
April 28-May 2.?The first part of
the week was spent visiting the par-,
rons of the St. Lukes school. A peti-!
tion was circulated to vote a four
mill tax. The latter part of the week
was spent in visiting the following
schools: Bush River. Tranwood, Bel-'
NEWS OF EXCELSIOR.
Wicid, Hail and LiglUning Do Damage.
IVegro House Struck and Burns.
Excelsior, July 21.?Miss Nannie
Mae Cook has been spendipg several
days with relatives In Newberry.
3!t. J. H. Werts, wife and children
spent Thursday ir. Newberry.
Mrs. T. L. Wheeler, who has been
at the Columbia hospital for treatment
the past three weeks, came home
Saturday much improved.
Miss Lois Eleazer, of Utopia, is visiting
Misses Annie ^nd. Rosine Singj
We had a fine rain Saturday night
and still a better one Sunday afternoon
after the long dry spell. The
rain will be very helpful to the crops.
Mrs. Jacob Geiger and Miss Edna
Lorick, of Columbia, are visiting Mr.
J. D. Lorirk's family. Mr. Jacob
Geiger came up and spent Sunday,
returning home in the evening.
Misses Julia and Louise Shealy are
spending several days with relatives
i There was a pretty heavy rain and
i wind storm along with some hail in
\ Mt. Pilgrim section late Saturday
evening. Mr. Si Schumpert's crib was
blown of? of its blocks; also Mr. Dick
Shealy's crib was blown from its
blocks, and a great many trees were
blown down and torn up from their
roots. The wind a.nd hail were of a
narrow streak and we learn no serious
damage was done to the growing
The dry weather has cut the watermelon
crop in this section considerably.
During the thunder storm Sunday
afternoon the lightning struck the
house of a colored woman on Mr. D.
B. 'CdOTi's pface setting it on fire and
burning it up with her household
goods. The old colored woman had
left her home about one hour previous
and walked off to her son's
home nearby or she might have been
killed. The old woman has been a
hard worker and she has the sympathy
of her friends.
GOT. BLEASE AT P03IARIA.
Will Attend Barbecue There Next
Friday?Will Speak in the Morning?Good
At the barbecue at Pomaria, on Friday,
July 25, to be given by the
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Messrs. Richardson, governor \_,uie. u.
Blease has accepted an invitation to
apeak to the people. He will arrive nn
the morning train and speaking will
Begin promptly at 10 o'clock so that
Governor Blease may return on the
noon train. Son. Geo. R. Rembert, of
Columbia, candidate for governor, has
also been invited. There will probably
be one or two short talks by Newberry
county people. Everybody is
invited and a good dinner is promised.
: * 4 I
fast, Mudiic, Dominick, Chappells, and
-0a May 2, St. Lukes school closing,
Mr. >J. H; Stoddard, assistant State
superintendent of education, Dr. G. T.
-Wyche, and Superintendent-Aull made
?peectoes in regard to the advantage
of a good school in this district. |
4"May 5-8.-rrThis week was spent is
studying and viewing the situation of
Hieederville school, District No. 42,
and the probabilities of consolidating
this school with some adjoining one.
May 10, Iattended the closing ex-1
ercises of Zion school. This school
has voted a four mill tax and will have
a two teacher school for the coming
May 12-17.?This week was spent
at Kinards school, District No. 49.
June 13.?We held meeting at Pof
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maria to celebrate the completion of
the handsome new brick building. The
auditorium was comfortably filled.
Col. E. H. Aull presided and gave
brief review., of efforts. which led to
the erection of the building. Speeches
were made by Mr. J. H. Stoddard, of
Columbia; Dr. E. Pendleton Jones, J.
B. O'Neall Holloway, Prof. S. J. Derxt
1 "D T T T .nri pr
riCK, ui ixewueuy , xvc?. o. ?*. ^^0,
of Little Mountain and Prof. W. A.
Reiser, the new principal. A delightful
picnic dinner was served on the
grounds. After dinner I organized an
improvement association which went
actively to work.
Rural School Supervisor for Newberry
3> THE IDLEK *
I am very much mortified that the
editor would publish in The Herald
and News any such reference to me
as appeared in the local columns of
the last issue. I don't beiong to the
species who can be "sicked" on to ,
t tl-ritp what T think, but I
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I always try to be polite and courtteous
to every one, and try to refer to
those I mention "in the most proper
and deferential terms, and the politest
language I know how to command.
I hope this will not occur again. I
believe Mr. C. E. Summer is going to
| do what he said he would do. I
| know he has the capacity to do it, and
! I am going to believe that he has the
I public spirit and patriotism to do it.
Now, you, Mr. Reporter, don't get too
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: rresn, ana see u x am
really it is getting time that something
be done, and I don't see any
good reason -for any further delay. 1
am satisfied that if Mr. Summer will
just get the automobiles organized
and permission from the supervisor
to do something, that it will create
a public sentiment in favor of road
improvement, and the people who live
! along the roads will get busy and i
| help to do something. People like to j
help things that succeed and that go. j
If any one can just succeed in arousing
among tlie people a real strong,
good' roads sentiment it will go far
towards securing better roads in NewI
berry county. That is one reason I
"* "* 1 - -1-1 i.1%that
hailed witn aeiigm cue siatcuicui, VUMV |
Mr. Summer was going to organize
the automobiles, because if they would
just get interested it would not take
so longi to crystalize that sentiment
and then something would be doing.
I was reading the Spartanburg
Journal the other day, and while no
name appears at the top -of the column
as editor, I am told that the paper te
edited by Capt. Chas. Petty, a veteran
journalist. I was impressed with the
leading editorial on the oldfield school.
It carried me back to my boyhood
- it- : ? -i j
days as a pupil at one 01 tnese uiufield
schools. I thinl* the old building
is still standing with very few changes.
There may be new and modern
desks, for in those days we had a
long table and long Benches made of
slabs, but we generally had a good
teacher and the boys and girls had toknow
their lessons. It seems to me
that the principal books that we
studied were the blue back speller,
Smith's grammar, Davies arithmetic
and Goodrich's history of England
and maybe tSe same author's history I
of the United States. We had no history
of South Carolina. I believe
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that the door irom wu?;u x !CV<U?Vu j
the greatest benefit was Smith's
grammar. It contained thirty-three
rules which we learned by heart and
.1 believe that when a child got those
rules down right and knew how to
apply them that that child was in
pretty good shape to speak correct
English. To this day when I hear a 1
? neo iruv>rrer.t gram-mar, I
yUl/lAV; uwv w
or see incorrect grammar in print,
one of those rules comes to my mind
immediately. I know tne modern
teachers and. educators .will, call me
old foggy and out of date, but I am
firmly convinced' that it would be a.
good thing for the correct speaking
and writing of 'English if the children
in our schools could be taught Smith's
grammar, and they would get more
out of it han they get from the modern
grammars with all of their diagrams
and so on. Another very imDortant
factor to the credit of these
oldfield. schools was that they developI
ed the individuality of the childl They
did not consider the cHild so much of
a . machine as these modern graded
I found in this same paper some little
chunks of philosophy and wisdom
, which are worth passing on. Listen
to this: "If you know anything good
pass it on to., your neighbor. Keep
all the ibad to yourself."' You know,
without being told,' that any one who
would write a paragraph like
that belong to the old school.
Whoever heard in this day of
people passing on to their neighbors
that which was good. Just let someii9nnpr?
and it goes on wire
LliHit) IJO.VA ? _
less. It doesn't have to' happen. It |
just has to be a suspicion of something
bad and it goes on the wings
of the wind to neighbors and every
one else in the community. It is a
queer quality of human nature, but
any observant man or woman must
conclude that it is true that we all
take a great more delight in keeping
in circulation those things that are
detrimental to our fellows than we
do those that are pleasant and helpful.
Did you read in the State the other
day that there had been sent to the
Pasteur institute in Columbia since
the first of the vear the heads of
aui'uo irru uuuux u.w^o, aUu
of these dogs had bitten some one,
ard that all of the heads showed
signs of rabies. If you did not get
down your paper and read it. And
the mad dog season is just now started.
'And the dog muzzle"law" of Newberry
is a dead letter. ^And the stopping
ordinance and" the speed ordinance
are dead letters. Read the
provisions of the ordinance about
speed and stopping. Here they are.
Please some one send Chief Jernigan
a copy of thi$ paper so that he may
see it, a'nd read it, and if he does not
believe it is correctly quoted.may be
he may be able to borrow a copy .of
the law and ordinance book from
some one. Lets enforce the law or
r Tirili iiict nnnto thosfi
auunoa ib. x tv iii juwv
two sections at the conclusion of my
remarks, and here they conclude for
Sec. 201. Every automobileT locomobile,
autocar, or other sel?propelled
vehicle, shall be brought to a full
and complete stop by the~person or,
persons in charge thereof in the crossing
Main (or Pratt) street and Caldwell
street at the intersection of Main
and Galdiwell streets."
Sec. 203. That is snail be unlawful
for any person to operate, use or run
an automobile, autocar, mobile, locomobile,
or o&er motor machine or Vehicle
of slmflar character, on any
sidewalk within the Town of Newber
i T ~
ry, or to roll any such machine or ve!
hide at a greater rate of speed than
six miles per Four, or to run "such,
| machines or vehicles abreast, or curving
to and fro, or to run or operate
such machine or vehicle without having
one or both hands on the guide
thereof, or without having a thorough
control of the same, or to fail or
neglect to sound the song, or ring the
| bell, on said machine or vehicle,
whenever approaching a crossing or
turning a corner of intersecting
streets, .ways, lanes, and alleys, or
whenever a collision apparently is im
Sec. 295. It shall be unlawful for
any dog to run at large in the streetsof
the Town of "Newberry unless such,
dog is securely muizled7 and any dog
[ found running at large without such
| muzzle shall be impounded five days,
and unless the owner shill claim" said
dog and pay into treasury of the Town
of Newberry a fine of five dollars said
dog shall be killed. Any owner or
owners of a dog or dogs who shall
permit them to run at large in violation
of the provisions of this section
I shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined
not more than "five dollars or be
! imprisoned for not more than thirty
| days for each offense. ;
BK. EIEAZEE DIES SUDDENLY.
Popular t Lexington County Physl
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elan Mourned by Large tircie.
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Lexington, July 18.?News was received
her this morning announcing
the sudden death of Dr. P. G. Eleazer,
who resides near Peak - in the-'
Dutch Fork section of this county.- Dr.
Eleazer was' taken suddenly ill -last
night aboiit- midnight, and died at '
this morning. $he4funeral- will > be;
held at Watet-fee fchurch tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock. The deceased'
leaves a wife arid"three or four children.
Last Tuesday Dr. Eleazer was
-aroll and ?n the best Of
CLy^pai ny?t ? ^
spirits. His was the most im'portaxit
testimony given at the" Jacobs 'inquest*''"
hearing ths week. He was a verypopular
physcian and enjoyed a large
The bar at' the mouth of the river
is no protection against mosquitoes.
"9S[8 Xpoqaraos ?q auop uayo 00} sf
op 01 S93tn n13ra v v^q; ^jom aqj,
Don't worry over the past. The fu
ture will give you cause enough.
Rheumatism may make a person
stiff but it does-not give him dignity.
Our friends are genrally willing to \
take our part and theirs, too. >