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GOSI OF EDUCATION
SN SOUTSi ?AROLIN
STATE SPENDS $7.92 PEI
CAPITA ON BOTH
Charleston County Banks First i
$ Amount Spent Per Capita
COLUMBIA. Dec. 19.?Tho State c
South Carolina spends $14.94 per car.
Ha for white, according to enrollmon
and $1.86 per capita for negroes, ac
cording to figures compiled by j. I
Swearingen, superintendent of educo
tIon, and made public today. The ox
pondlturo per capita for both races I
Barnwell County ranks first in th
amount spent on whlto children fo
education, her record being $3(1.05
Beaufort stands second In the amoun
per captta spent for white, her rec
ord being $34.38. Ricbland stand
third in the white column with $2S.O?3
Horry stands at the bottom of tho Hb
with only $7.57 per capita for whiter
Charleston County rankB find in tin
amount spent per capita among nc
;;roci?, her record being $6.96. Oar
I en ton spends $25.31 for whites am
stand? seventh in that column. Flor
onco stands second in tho per caplti
spent for nogroes, being 91.41. Shi
spends $21.58 per capita for whites
Colieton stands at tho foot with 91
cents per capita for negroes.
' Richland stands first in the pci
capita-expenditure for both races, hci
record being $14.52. The second placi
Is bold by Charlestons with $13.81
Dillon comes third with $13.52. Bor
keley County stands at tho foot-of th?
list with $4.05.
Of the big up-country counties, An
derson spends $11.67 for whites o:n
stands 32d, and $1.32 for negroes one
Stands 24th; Greenville spend h $9.*j;
for whites and stands 37th, and $2. f
for negroes and stands 6th; Spartan
burg, spends $9.70 for white ant
Btands 36th, and 92.17 for nogroes nn't
Tho ioiiowing figures for eael
county will be of great Interest in
, view of the agitation for a compulsorj
iSchool attendance law:
Per capita expenditure according to
Name of county. "Whlto. Negro
Abbeville. .. ..?12.91' ?1.2ii
Aiken. 21.09 2.2'
Anderson ... .11.67 1.33
Bamberg. ..... 21.07 1.11
Barnwell ... ... . 36.68 l.b?
Beaufort ... . 34.58 3.58
Berkeley ... ... . 10.08 1.8(
CliurlcBton.25.3 L ?.9G
Chester .18.52 1.23
Chcetergfleld. 9.36 1.35
C?lleton ... ?1.33 .96
Dllon . 27.53 1.23
Falrlleld . 22.93 l.oo
Florence . 21.58 4.11
Georgetown. 19.85 2.25
Greenville ... . 9.65 2.68
Greenwood. 15.33 1.47
Hampton.'. . 13.64 1.12
4 I lorry . 7.57 1.38
91 Jasper. ... 24.78 2.45
Kcrahaw .13.04 1.48
Lancaster. 9.87 1.08
Laurens .16.77 1.20
Lexington. 7.74 1.16
Marlon. 11.80 2.29
Oconco. 8.75 1.53
Orangeburg .13.79 1.10
I'lcken?. 8.45 1.94
Rlchland. 28.09 . 3.43
Salutla. 8.12 .97
Spartanhurg. 9.70 2.17
Union .I0.7H 1.33
York .16.66 1.24
State . ..$14.94 $1.86
jo ERSKINE COLLEGE o
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IJrsk?"? doses this Tuesday for
the Christmas holidays. The students
are at liberty to leave as soon as
j they have completed examinations.
; , Tho seniors and sophomores com
jj plete cxaminatfons Tuesday morning,
,r\nd the Juniors and freshmen Tues
day aftornoon. Only a few of the stu
dents, those living in distant states,
will remain over for the holidays. All
3 aro required ta bo back Saturday
ovenlng, January 2.
I * On last Wednesday evoning the
ntudent body enjoyed tho third num
ber of the "lyceum course The num
* her was a lecture by Hon. Jos. G.
I Camp, and was woil received.
I The litorary societies have hold no
> moctlngs tho past two Fridays on oc
I count of examinations being In prog
I The senior class- has' employed tho
I local photographer, Mr. H. McAdams,
to do the. photographic work for the
! college annual. Many Individual and
, "dub pictures have boon made during
, (he pn?t week.
Tho Dccombor number of tho Erek
Inian Is out and presents an attrac
tive appearance. Tho numbor is th?
special Christmas Issuo, and tho Ht
: orary department is largely of the
' Christmas character.
[ Basket ball pract'ee has given way
' during the past wejk to examinations,
but will be re Bum,ni with the'return
of the students p.ftor tho holidays. A
>< nice schedule bas been arranged for
I tho season.
o TOWN VILLE SCHOOL O
Tho members of the Manual Train
ing Club have been biiBy recently.
They have made woodboxes and put
up new desks in the various rooms.
They contemplate doing much work
on the grounds after Christmas.
The school has already been deco
rated for the holidays with Christ
mas hells, holly, tinsel and various
Mrs. R. TL Price, Mrs. R C. Asbell
and Mr. Kdw. Karle were among those
who visited tho school during the past
Those who have been on the sick
list recently arc: Messrs. C. II. Witt,
Paul Smith. Harrison Hanks, Rae Mc
C'arley, Charles Hawkins and MisBes
AUIne and Annlo Mary Lcdbctter,
Katye Thrasher and Kura Stevenson.
We hope for all a speedy recovery.
A letter box Iiob been set up by
members of the Manual Training Club.
It in general] full of Items.
Tho students of this school are now
having examinations for the first part
of the session
Holiday for this school will begin
Thursday. December 24, and' school
will resume work again January 4.
Mr. Witt fines to Amerlcus, Ca.; Miss
Kellet to Fountain Inn. Miss Stuart to
Cabpobollo. for the holidays. Miss
DroyleB will be at her home near
Townvllle. MIbs Flor/Io Dunlap, the
music teacher. w?I! be at her home In
Athens. Ga. All the teachers will re
turn to begin work on January I.
How I Expect to Spend Christmas.
I expect to spend Christmas at
home. I am not going off very far.
I expect to have company and am
going to have a grand time. The low
prlco of cotton will not keep every
body from enjoying Christmas. I well
remember three years ago I spent
Christmas In Jacksonville, Florida,
and visited St. Augustine, the oldest
town in the United States. In one of
the churches they had Christ in a
manger with cattle around Him and
everything looked Bo natural.
A Christmas Ulft For Anderson Col.J
At the opening of the college last
fall Mr, Spearman very geenrouBly of
fered to give to the college a cabinet
Victrola If as much as ono hundred
dollars worth of records wcro pur
chased from him. Mr, R. R, King un
dertook to collect the money for the
purchase of these records and has al
ready raised a large part of the neces
sary sum. It would be a beautiful
Idea to let this come as a-Christmas
gift to the college, and If there are
~ny friends who wish to subscribe to
this fund they are requested to see
Mr. King. Let us have the Victrola
at the ccllego before the girls get
Red Ink and exclamation points rrmy
attract attention,'but the combination
doesn't necossarilv mako fnifcn ?hinir
OF A KIND AND QUALITY
Satisf actory Service
CATALOGS BOOKLETS STATIONERY
F0LD?RS RULING BINDING
693-L and 321
We will cheerfully submit designs and estimates
Advertising and Printing N
o FAIRVIEW SCHOOL o
The school ut this place 1b progres
sing nicely under tho management of
Miss Leila Cason, principal, and Miss
Nannie O'Neal, assistant. Wo hope to
make more progress this year than we
ever have. *'' '
Many equipments have been added
already, consisting of another new
heater, blackboard, globe and mupa
Our enrollment Is splendid, and the
attendance good, considering tho bad
weather. We hope that after Cluiat
mas the enrollment will be much
Wo are planning a nice exercise for
Christmas. Tho children have been
practicing quite a while and enjoy it
The children are always glad for
Friday afternoon to come as wo have
Hible study, which is of much interest
nnd benefit to the children. Tbc
teachers take much in, 'rest In teach
ing it to us.
School closes Wednesday. December
2:i, for the holidays and we ar3 plan
nine for an enjoyable time.
The pupils have been busy for tho
past week with their monthlv tests.
News of the Community.
Mrs. l^aura Mavfleld of Greenville is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. .T. T. Ward.
Mrs. Wayne Fnnt and children spent \,
tho week-end with relatives near
Mr. Lester Swaney and Miss Sudlc ;
Duncan were happily married at tho l
bride's homo. December 13, 1914. by '
Itev. D. L. Hatcher. We wish them
much success and happiness through
Mrs. J. J. Stowart of Pendleton vis
ited her son, Mr. J. H. Stewart, re
cently. . .
Mr. Clayton Martin and family of 11
near Anderson are moving back Into
our community. "We are glad to have M
him with us again.
nth Grads. I!
o DOUBLE SPRINGS o
Miss Joele Cromer: spent, Sunday
with Miss Sudle Freshen. ,..),. ,? .... ,
Mr. and Mrs. Edna,vjCrompr, . Jr.,
spent Thursday with.\Mr. ' and Mrs.
Osa Mariott near Anderson,
Miss Florle Sullivan/'..spent the
week-end with Mrs.. Crete Marlett. .
Mrs. Lee Marictt was In this sec
tion on business Wednesday.
Misses Myrtle Cromer and Lucille
Sullivan were the guests of Mrs.
Llndsey Cromer Wednesday.
Miss Leila Sullivan and grandmoth
er spent Wednesday with Mrs. Prue
Me Adams, wber" .'Mrs* jBulliva?n fc?lo- \*
brated her eighty-fifth ^birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed win'Cromer spent
Monday night at tho. home of Mr.'and
Mrs. W. O. Marlett of near Ander
Miss Claudia Sullivan spent Wed
nesday night with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Trlbble and
charming sons, Mil lard and Roy, v>f
Fair Play wore the guests of Mrs. J.
F. Marlett last week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sullivan visited b
relatives in Anderson Saturday, and ff
It is the desire of the school author
ities that the parents in tho district
make a special effort to have 1 alt
children . enrolled Immediately after
Christmas. This is of great import
ance because of the fact that - the
funds of the school are in proportion
Co tho enrollment,
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? CRAYTONVILLE SCHOOL o
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Well Christmas, good bid Christ
mas, will soon be here again. And
moat everybody Is looking forward to
an enjoyable time. There .will . be
musicals, pound suppers and sociables
for the young people. There will be
a good many people that, will not
ipend Christmas as they; generally do
Cor money is. scarce most " everyr
where. -And they can't get their jugs.
But everybody out to remember
that on Christmas day is Christ's
birthday. Old Santa Claus will visit
?11 the, Httlo children, rich tad. Poor.
Df course they will not r.'et sus much
on account of. the lo^r.jprjce of cot
' The year 1914 will soon be gone.
Tho farmers hatte made good crops,
axcept those in the hail streak. All
the farmors arc nearly dono gathering
their crops and will soon be ready to
3tart another ono for the new year, of
lots. . -
Our school will close for Christmas
Our enrollment is 60j .
I HAMMOND SCHOOL o
Notice to School District.
Parents, come to the. Christmas
reo ut tho school this evening at
seven o'clock and bring, all of . the
!)oya and girls whether In or out o?
Come with the Christmas ~'>*pWt
ind m*8 have a good Uwv '*
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o BISHOP'S BRANCH o
It might he interesting to the read
ers of The Intelligencer who don't |
know the rocaVon of the echoolB to
know in what part of the county they
are located. Bishop's Branch school
is situated about four miles east of
The pupils of the advanced grades
spent last week very pleasantly
Our school cloyed on last Friday
for the Chris*tmas holidays. We expect
to begin work again on January 4th.
Our school improvement association
met Friday afternoon. Quite a num
ber of patron? and friends of the
school were present. The following of
ficers were elected: Miss Leila Wil
son, president; Mrs. E. Lee Owens,
vice president and Miss Decie Owens,
secretary and treasurer. A number of
new members were enrolled. In con
nection with this meeting the school
gave an interesting program of
Christmas exercises consisting of
BongB, dialogues and recitations. The
children performed their parts well,
considering the short time we had
for preparation. The music, kindly
furnished by Miss Leila Wilson, was
greatly enjoyed. After the program
the pupils of the advanced grades
were given Christmas tags bearing
their names attached to strings which
were woven In a network about the
room and to the end of which were at
tached bags of fruit concealed from
view. They were expected to find the
end of the strings without breaking
It. Tho pupils of the primary gradeB
were served fruits of several -kinds.
Miss Maggie Garlington spent last
Wednesday with us. We had expected
der the week before but she was un
ible to get there on account of the
weather. We were not quite sure ?e~|
tore she came whether to look for
ward to her visit with pleasure or a
icellng of dread, but we have experi
enced it now and can truthfully say j
ivo greatly enjoyed her visit and are I
looking forward to her next visit With
pleasure. A number of patrons met
1er there in the morning and she
mve them an interesting talk on her
MisseB Decie and Wilma Newton
ind Lucy Haddon spent Friday night j
it Pendleton with Mrs. Martin Cron
Miss Maggie Garlington-spent last
Tuesday night at the borne of Mr. Ii
Mlts Alice Belle Newton Is home
'rom j the* Woman's .College of Due |
iVeet for the Christmas holidays
Miss Lucy. Haddon is spending the
?plidays at Donalds.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Owen spent the
lrst of the week with relatives in
> LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL ol
Patrons and friends, attention! Now
ceep that position until you are or
lered to march and then we want you
0 march at double quick until you
lave reached the school house. When
rou are there we want you to help
nake the evening both pleasant and
Some of the features will be a room j
'or.- fool and fun in charge of Mr. J.
L Duckworth; a room in which there |
vill bo candy and fruit stands presid
id over by young ladles. '
-In tho primary room there, will be
1 fish pond and ' auction of toys. A
>ri*e will, be given the one .buying
he ' largest number of G cent paek
There will be coffee and sandwlcdv I
ts, also cream and cakeY -Music*:will j
>o furnished by local talent
X<et everybody who loves Lebanon
ind her people be at the . school
muse Saturday, the 26th, from 8 to 10
t'clock p. m. '
All the children are looking forward |
o next Friday for they know old San
a Claus will be good to them.
Mr. P. O. Welborn took Miss
Jroyles, Miss Cooner vand Mr.'.Fayroe
0 Anderson Thursday afternoon.
We had a good'society program Fri
|ay afternoon. We had a number of,
risltors, Miss Vera Harris,.Mr. Theor
lore Smah. William Bobbins, Otiy
Harris, Ernest, Martin and James Wel
Our ball court has been so muddy
his week that we cant play much.
There was a big crowd at Mr. Wil
le Welborne's last Friday night at ?\
rnlt party..- Everybody had .sv.-jtoe
hue end had plenty , of fruit: to cat. ,
We are getting alongvery well at
ichool but haven't but three more
lays before Christmas. We will all
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1 WEST PELZER . o ]
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: S=?ioo> ^ittritlea at t?la writing rare |
entered on the play; rtopsV.Tujflr?.
Ve anticlpato giving it at 8 o'clock
[nesoay evening. December S2nd. The
day consists of three acts, each act
aado up of one or mere scenes. There
re .elght characters. ; >
Suspension of schoolfor r the
ftristmast holidays begins Wednes
isy. December 23rd. At (his date the
eachers, pupils and patrons will en
oy the Christmas trse ?txeretoes be
diming at eleven o'clock. A merry
Christmas and a happy ??w year to
HkScfc*^ wn.i opop again on Janu
uy 4th, mi
Prior ,lo 1883, the writer can not
get exact dates as to the founding of
White Plains school, but it was prob
ably founded shortly after the War
between the States.
In 1883 J. It. Guyto.a ?aught the
White Plains school. The house stood
on the left side of the public road
leading from Pendieton Pelzen, almost
in front of where White Plains church
now stands. \
This school house was a ono room
log house about 18 feet wide by 20
foot long. It was built of idnc logs
hewn out of the old held near the
school bouse. The roof was of oak
board spilt from Joab Ciardy's place
near , the Hurricuno creek. The scats
were made of pine slabs "Vith two,
holes bored in each end of the slab,
and sweet gum pegs drove in the holes
for legs. This little house was about
seven feet high, and had two doors,
one on each side of the house. The
chimney was of stick and clay, end
in the winter when the fire was burn
ing in the fire place the teacher and
most of the large boys wore kept busy
carrying water from the spring attd
pouring on the chimney to keep It
from burning up.
One small', window was tho only
means of light, except through the
cracks botwecn the logs. The win
dow was in the back of the house, it
was two logs sawed out about 18
Inches wide by two feet long; and the
shutter was ono piece of plank just to
fit the opening in the wall. On windy
days the window had to be closed to
keep the ftre from burning up the
chimney. When this was done, the
only means of light was that which
came in between the cracks of the
logs and the rough boards of the
The enrollment of- this school was
about '-10. Tho school derived its
name from the white -sandy country
in which the school was located.
Some of the other teachers of thiB
school were: Dr. N. C. Richardson,
F?ev. Jesse Vermlllion, Rev. Patrick
Vermillton, William Cason.
From this plate* the school house
was moved to a Cross roads about one
mile west, where the present school
house now is.
A. frame building was erected lo
1880?16 feet wide by 32 feet long. It
had three windows on each side and
one, door in front.- The blackboard
extended across the back of the school
house. The seats were made of a
plank 12 inches wide and extending
from one end of the room to the oth
er. It was nailed along the side of the
wall about 18 inches from the floor.
This just made two-long benches in
the school house. The stove was in
the back of the room. The room was
ceiled with dressed ceiling. Rev. D. 1.
Spearman -was the first to teach in
this school In the year of 1839. At
this time this .school house was a mod.
era school building.
In 1890 J. B. Spearman taught the
: In 1891* J. B. Harris taught Uit
school, assisted by J. B. Spearman.
The enrollment at this .time was
. In 1892 the'school was again taught
by J. B. Spearman.
In 1893 Rev. P. J. Vermlllion taught
the school assisted by his wife, Mrs.
Zoa Wei born Vermlllion.
-In 1896 another room was annexed
to this building, making n-two room
building. This' room was placed at
the hack of the other room. It was
about the same size of the other. At
this, time every patron was asked..to
make a slatted bench to nut in this
school-house, .i -\
< Somt oi the oilier teachers of.this
school wore. Miss Jennie Shirley,
John Majors, -Robert". Gentry, Dr. Wil
lie. Strickland. V*. Burns .and sister,
1 This school. boAse soon became too
small for the sehtol. so there had to
bo another school house built alto
gether new. It Is the present school
house;'; with the exception of the two
back, rooms which were built later.
: This, time a largo two room house,
with Innen room attached, was erect
ed about 1906. ' Each room hud a stove
in the middle of tho room and had
plenty of light for the pupils to'study
Miss Bessie Miller, assisted by Mist?
%ii nnle Simpson were the f?rst to
leach in. this new school building. It
was In the years of 1906 and 1907.
Miss Bcssio Miller, assisted by Miss
Minnie Webb, taught in 1907 and 1008.
At.this tinte tho school < grew too
large tor two teachers so there had to
be another room added, which was put
at the back of these other rooms, and
another teacher was employed. This
was th? first' time in the history' ot
I 1$%*? feg??*
1A special discount is off
arrangernents now, and prep*
eht carter. More calls for i
supply. CataVgUe free.
Zounty, S. C.
ers had to he employed.
Misa Bessie Miller, assisted hy Miss
es Webb and Saille Wright, taught un
til Chr?atnms 1908. After Christmas,
1909, the school was taught by D. C.
Colson, assisted by Misses Minnie
Webb and Sallie Wright.
In_1909 and 1910 the school was
taught by D. C. Colson, assisted by
Misses Minnie Webb and Louise Ma
In 1910 and 1911 the school was
taught by It. E. L. Smith, assisted by
Misses Alma Garrctt and Mamie Hog
In 1911 and 1912 the school was
taught by Misses Alma Garrett and
Mae Wigington. At this term the en
rollmen lies broken the record at
White Plains school so far with 20t>
pupils on roll.
in 1912 and 1913 the school was
taught by R. R. Im Smith, assisted by
Mhses Mae Wigington and Mamie'
In 1913 and 1914 the school was
taught by R. E. Pcnnell, assisted by
Misses Ruth Hayes and Mamie Rog
At the present four teachers have
been employed for the first time at
tills school. The three school rooms
are being used and the W. O. W. hall,
which la on top of the back room.
This school is being taught by Mis3
Elizabeth Allgood, assisted by Misses
Betty McMahan, Helen Arnold and
Lillian Holtzclaw. The enrollment' Is
af present 121.
One noticeable thing about this
school is that most of the children
which come to this school at present
are the children of the children which
came to the little old log school house
30 years ago. s
A play entitled "Topsy Turvy" will
be presented at the West Polzer school
house Tuesday evening. December 22.
at. 8 o'clock. The public Is cordially
invited. AdmlEsion 15 and 25 cents.
Charleston & Western
To and From the
No. 22_6:00 A. M.
Noj 6 ..... 3:35 P.M.
No. 5 .. - . .10:50 A. M.
No. 21 .... 4:55 P. M.
rates, etc., promptly
E.WILLIAMS, G R A.,
T. B. CURTIS, C A.,
Anderson, S* C.
Through Pullman Sleeping Car Service
via ' '
: Premier Carrier of the South
Effective Sunday, November 22nd,
1914. Sleeper handled on
CAROLINA SPECIAL y
8 a. m. Lv. Charleston Ar. 9; 40 p. m.
12:55 p. m. Lv Columbia Ar 4:45 p. m.
4?30 p. m. Lv Spartanburg Ar 1:45 pm
7:30 p. m. Lv. AshevUle Ar 9:20 a m.
12:05 a. m. Lv Kooxville Lv 5:10 a m.
10:56 a. m. Ar CIncinn A Lv 6:35 a m.
9:00 p. m. Ar Chicago Lv 8:65 n. m.
Passengers from' Anderson and
Greenville territory will tnake connec
tions by leaving on trains Nos) 16
to Qreenville and 12 to Spartanburg
and connecting there with tha Chica
go sleeper. ?. ? .
In.addition to the through sleeper to
Chicago, Drawing Room 1 Sleeper.
Standard * Pullman Sleeper, /inning
car and through coach. :-."?
For full and complete information,
tickets and pullman reservation call
?5 M61161 .-??ent, o* write
W? B ,T*her, T. P, A., ?reenyiile. s.
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