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STRONG APPEAL FOR
TIE RURAL SCHOOLS
More Money and Longer
Terms the Urgent Need
HOW CAM IT BE DOME?
Superintendent IMtts I'ohits the Wjij,
'."m'mjt Some Concrete Examples
Worth} of Kmuhitlun.
Superintendent Geo. L. Pitts is vi
tally concerned about the condition
ol tlio schools i:< Laurens county.
Since going Into office ho has care
fully studied every phase of the sub
ject and se-'s the weak points and
places; his desire is to build up the
rural schools, to aid them in bene
fitting themselves. Since the voting
out of the dispensary, scan of the
schools hav ? not been doing what
they should to supplement the loss
entailed thereby. The following
from Mr. Hit:.; i< u very clear prescn.
tation of the situation and an earnest
idea for tie's i schools:
.lust at this time there is a great
deal being said about schools and
teachers. The school:-, !a the coun
try are closing. The work of the
present teacher Is being discussed.
The employment of a teacher for next
year is now in order. Some of our
trustees have already employed and
contracted with their teachers for
next year. All this is well. There
is no subject mure worthy of our
thoughtful consideration. The fu
ture ol our boys and girls, as well as
that 01' our country, depend largely
upon the amount of thought, energy
and means we put Into our schools.
In most of the districts we have
good school rooms, patent desks,
maps, globes, <-t<'. In mos? cases
we have ^imi teachers. What, then,
is the greatest need of our schools?
"Where are we most deficient? My
answer to that question is: A longer
school term. Ono school in Laurens
county was ir: session only sixty days,
tili? yeni4. Two were in session only
eighty day.-. Some one hundred, and
many tine huiidred and twenty, or
Course, the majority of the schools
are running seven <:.- eight months.
The school term this year i- not any
snorter than in previous years: in
fact, the county, its a whole, will have
a longer siehool term this year tuitn
O.ir boys and girls In the country
must 1 avo a school term of not less
than olghl months, Some argue that
we haven't got the money. That is
just tt!" point that I Wish tb make.
The three mill tax, the poll and dbg
tax is not suIIW lent tb run our
school--*. Now this question confronts
us: How are we to raise the money?
That problem is easy to solve. There
i-; only one solution of it a special
tax for school purposes. I think
any gcnd-thlnklng business man will
admit that there is nothing which
helps to build UP U community more
than a good school. The value of
property In a school district depends
largely upon the kin l of school yon
have. Take tie- Green Pond dis
trict. Not many years ago that was
not a very desirable community. To
day th?-y have the best country school
house in the county. Their school
stand.--, among the first. The people
are prosperous and contented. Prop
erty is high. Nobody cares to sell.
They iio not have to move away to
educate their children. I have In
mind one other school district In this
County that once stood first in wealth
and refinement. They lei the school
go down. Today there is only one
white child of school age in all that
district. Th?" beautiful old country
homes are now occupied by negroes.
Hood 'tops no longer grow upon
those once fertile fields. The land
OWnert have moved away to educate
their children. The property M
cheap. Who want.; to live where
there is no school ?
I am aware of the fad Hint most
people quake find tremble with fear
when yoil talk taxation to them. Hut.
my friend, it is a business proposi
tion. If you nave fio children to ed
ucate sud own land hi the district,
advocate a special school levy and
you will greatly IncrCns^i the valiie
of your property. Fchgriisshinn .1.
T. Johnson saw this and ndvbeated a
lax for school purposes Ott his ;> op r
ty in this county, hit hough he never
expects to live here. Dr. Dial, Dr.
Christopher. Mr. .lohn Franks, and
others who live in the city of Laurens
aj*e gladly paying a special school tax
on their property in the Trinity dis
trict. These are all good business
men *i:rl worthy of emulation.
Twenty-four districts an* paying h
special school tax. These districts
all have good schools. They have
enough money to pay a gOOtl teacher
and tO run the school for eight
or nine months.
Th? Object Of this article i< an en
deavor (o get those districts which
are financially weak and not able to
support a good school to vote a
small t:'\ for school purposes it
Is the only way school money can be
raised, rind sdr.ee a good School It
equally beneficial to every man in
the district. I believe taxation Is the
best and most just way to raise school
l do not mean to be personal, but
my burning desire ;<> assist the boys
IUI 1 girls of Laureus county compels
me to bring this matter as clearly be
fore the people as 1 call. 1 can best
do this by naming one district an 1
ui\i;ig Its conditions. 1 will name
Sullivuns No. ?". the lUibuti district.
Now bear In mind that most of the
school districts that are not paying
a special school ta\ belong In the
same column with Kabnn. Some of
them a little better off financially,
and a few In worse condition.
Next year Itubun will have ;* little
less than $200.00 for school purposes.
After the negro teacher and current
expenses are paid there will be
about $150.00 left to pay the white
teacher. This will mean about
three months school. You will bear
in mind that this is a Illicitly settled
community. Nice homes. Tine hind.
The people, as a whole, are what we
term well-to-do farmers. With the
dispensary money and a teacher With
a salary of $35.00 or $40.00 a month,
the school has been running about
six mouths. I don't suppose the
people of ltabiiu have paid in the last
live years as much as $50.00 for the
education of their children. I mean
in the local school. The three mill,
the poll, and the dog lax must be
paid whether we have a school or
not. something must he done. The
idea of a people not paying one red
cent toward the education of their
children. 1 mention this simply to
remind the people of their negligence.
These facts are true in almost every
district in the county where a special
tax has not been voted.
A petition is now being circulated
in Kabun district asking for a special
lax of four mills. The good people of
Kabun will eagerly grasp this golden
opportunity. A four mill tax will
give the district uboul $2Q0.W). It
will cos! the man who runs a three
horse farm about the price of a good
I trust thai every trustee and pa
iron will fully realize the great re.
sponsibllity that rests upon them,
and that they will at oitOe go t.> work
to build up their school. If you need
any assistance I tint at your command.
1 will go to your district, see each
man personally niitl talk school ia\
atlon to him. I trust that I shall
have such an Invitation real soon
from every district thill is no) al
ready paying a special school tax.
liver) Old Thing Made New.
An old chair with n small can of
l.. ? M. Home Finish Varnish Stain.
Any old furniture With a small can
of L ?V M. Home Finish Varnish, A
kitchen lloor. porch lloor, with ti
small can of the L. ?V: .M. Home Fin
ish Floor Paint, Old kitchen chairs,
benches, any Old small things with
a pound or two of the I.. & M. Home
Finish Domestic Paint. A carriage,
a buggy, with about a dollar's worth
of 1.. & M. Home Fiiiish Carriage
Varnish Paint. Porch furniture,
lawn swings, Iron railings, w|th a
small can of 1.. ?v M. Home Finish
I'httunel Pnliil in all colors, Ah old
leaky roof made light, with ii can of
Eclipse Roof and Bridge Paint. All
old tilings made new with these little
cans of D. & M. Home Finish Paints.
Co; i Is trilling. Be sure lo gel them
from .1. 11. M. 1.. Xas'.i. Laurens.
in view of the fact Hint the "(!lfl of
Tongues" rnOVehi 'in has sin li strong
backing in this section as thai of the
Rev. .i. M. Pike, editor of The Way
of KVlIth. u religious weekly of large
circulation published in Columbia,
liiere is considerable Interest for
South Carolinians in the study of this
peculiar manifestation which has been
made from a psychological standpoint
by Prof. Frederick <;. Heiicke, who,
writing in The American Journal of
Theology (Chicago) calls it '"a recru
descence of culture," said the Ander
However, the phenomena agree, he
says, both in their origin and in the
experience themselves, with the do*
SCI'Iptlon Rlvetl of similar i henoniena
In the \ew Testament, suggestion it
is asserted, plays an important part;
"suggestibility Is greatly inert ased by
the formation of a physlschological
crowd, that is a group of persons who
through reciprocal suggestion a".!
Imitation one of another act i: a
group mind had sitppluntcil the va>
rlon' Individual hi in h-."
forts on (lie parl of the xtibj i to ? \
c lud ? every possible extraneous hip
For Ihe belief of those peoj le thai
?ti e sensory and motor automatisms
which appear En connection with their
revivals are the product of the Holy
Ghost." (leitcke accounts for by trac
ing to its origin tin* belief hi spirit
possession. Precisely HtCse beliefs
were held by ?.'.!?? Hebrews* says the
Aft?;- investigating several hundred
caaos, Dr. Hencke says: "I heard no
one speUk in any of the six languages
with which I am acquainted, ia Its
simplest for hi. it has been a mere
babbling or screeching; and where i:
was more developed there \ m
a constant tendency toward a :
WATERLOO SCHOOL j
r I < ? ?. t i ? f. I 4 t J ? ? ?! ? % . .... . ? I ? ? .
Our school io making progress -.low
ly but surely. Wo have built a largo
and well arranged school house, fur
nished With patented desks through
out the building a very great effort
is being n ade to get a high school
a; our place an l wo feel hopeful
about the matter. We have elected
Prof. Ii. H. B. Keeney and wife of
Gordon, O.a., as teachers. Thby come
highly recommended ami wo feel sure
of a goo 1 year's work next session.
Tin re tire about eighty pupils in
our school now : ml we expect in
crease another year. We feel the
need of a better school very keenly
and eohsenuently lire going to work
very hard in the future to Improve
ouis in every way. We do not feel
like boasting too much about our
school just yet; wall twelve months
hence and God willing, we believe
with all our heart that Waterloo will
have a school second to none in Lau
rens county according to her possi
W, C. Wharton,
Chairman Board of Trustees Waterloo
School* Jiitie b '<
.1. Temple Graves Lands Neirro.
New York. May :'.'?.?John Temple
Graves, formerly of Georgia politics
ami .journalism, and now a New York
newspaper editor, praised the negro
today in an address at Carnegie Hall
at an educational rally for the benefit
of Morris Drown college, a negro In
stitution of Atlanta. Mr. Craves
thinks the negroes an? showing more
Wisdom in their efforts to solve their
race problems than are woman suf
fragettes in their campaign for a
legally recognized right to vote, He
also commended the attitude of the
negro railroad Ilrenten in the Georgia
railroad strike just settled, lb" said:
' I ii . in ii of remarkable er.'.Iii to
the black race and a tribute to' the
work being done, both by whites and
i bl tie kit, toWnt'ds Uplifting tin1 ilegro;
thai the hegroes have resorted :.? m>
violence in connection with tie- recent
strike in Georgia. L is an evidence
that the hegi'6 is struggling patiently,
and 1 say (hoy are act lug n.ore Wisely
in iiielr c.Torts to uplift the negro
race than are white women in their
crusade for suffrage, because the
women hhvo resorted to force. The
nearr.es St it ml a good show to win
ami are winning, whereas, if Ihoy
aiio'pted the f:v,"ti > being pursued b>
Women suff raget (es, prompt and igno
minious failure Would ring down the
curtain on hop d'Ul efforts.-'
An ?:? his words of praise for the
blacks. Mr. Craves hastened to reit-,
ernte his antipathy toward anything
like rai ml eoaality.
Ga-Flj keeps Hi. > off llorr.es am!
Caul.-. and .'?'c. At a.ll drug
stores. i i-i m.
If Neu \re 'A ..rlli .C.u.iiin I)..n't 'dead
This will not Interest you if you
are worth fifty thousand dollars, bin
if yon are a man of moderate means
and cannot afford to employ a physi
cian when you have an attack of dihr
rho. a. .' on will be pleased to know
that one or two doses of Chamber
lain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy will cur." it. This remedy
has be.-ii in use for many years and
is thoroughly reliable. Price 2.1 ct>.
For Mi'..- by Lauren.. Drug Co.
To me it is always a very sad ac
knowledgement when a young woman
Sliys she is lonely and has to be
amused. That she possesses no re
sources within herself is surely a
humiliating confession. To the active
mind loneliness is Impossible- -one's
own brain ought to furnish the very
best company in the World. An hour
each day with some good book is a
splendid mental ionic. The more you
read and cultivate your brain by
dwelling in the companionship of
urea! authors, the less dependent yon
will be on the society of others. AS
a great writer once raid. "When you
grow so Interesting that you llko to
be b>' yOUrSHf y?U Will be SO interest
lug that everybody will want you to
hi' with th Now Haven Register.
Cllilinbt'l'Iitiu's t Witfll . IJeiue.i, -
lies! en the Market.
"I have u.-e.i Chamberlain's Coiu?h
lb mcdy nnd find 'u to be ihe be t ? .
To in in .Ci Wise Selection,
Little Tommy Wluiek i was taken
by his mother to choose a pair of
knickerbockers, ami his choice fell or.
a pair to Which a card w :n attached.
stating: ''Those can't be beaten."
cm rent Literature.
Any mother who has had ejipe.t
en.e with this distressing ailment
will be pleased to know that a cure
may bo effected bj applying Chamber
toft cloth IWbrc allowing the babe t -
'his stiilve with best results, For sale
SUMMER TERM OF
l?eiiernl Sessions Compile* on Third
Hominy, Jnnr 31, >\ Ith Judge
Dcvorc on Die Bench,
Tlie summer term of the general
sessions court for I.aureus county
will be convened on the third Monday
?.lime The session will he pre
sided over by Judge J. w. Devore of
Edielleld. this being his first append
anee here since his election to a
Judgeship lust year.
The criminal docket for the ftp
proaehlng term Is not henv> an.', the
business of the session tan bo dis
pose l of within the w ?ok, ; erhnps.
The jurors have beeti draw it and are
Lanreiis township .\. lt. Hi lmes.
.1. I.. Neighbors; .lohn D. Mills.
Scufltetown?A. !*.. Cleveland, I'.ln
ford W. Dlnkely, l\ 0. .Martin, c. a.
.lack- -It McCrar.Vi i:. w. Bonds.
Hunter \>. L Boozer. J. F. Work
man, a. P. Voting, a. !'. Fuller. i>. T.
Copeiohdi .1. li. jit, Vor.:;.-.. UoSS D.
Cl'oS liiil J. It. Wilcut, D. 11. Aus
tin. M. A. Letthuin.
Waterloo--J. m. Fierce. !!. F. Terry.
?. a. Mi Plierson, .1. m. Jones.
Sullivan W. m. Stone. It. It Chap
man. W?rren 0. Bai lent In \ w. w.
Wasson, J. m. Childress.
Dial.- !.. S. BOlt. W. 1.. StlttCl'llebl.
15. m. Wolff.
Youngs w. ?;. Henderson, a. c.
Edwards, s. W. Cook, W. II. Drum
It Is itol best ulways to stay at
home: at: occasional change is good
for everybody. EVon Ihe kitchen
fire vi.es out occasionally.
it i.- ton hue to regret not being
insured. The time to think about
insurance is before the Rl'0.
That time is right now. Bo pru
HAVK US INSL'PvE V >!' TO
insurance Is foresight, und a
little foresight is better than any
amount of hindsight. Send us
word and we will call and fix
things up so lire will ti?? t he a
nightmare to Vou.
4- Luw Rung**
Laurens, S. C.
Ni w is v. ur chance to get
at greatly reduced priced, all
clean, good stock.
Hot Water bags.
These are sick room
necessities and each
household should have
Now is your chance
to get a good one
See our line oi Brush
es, Combs fin J Toilet
the Old Reliable.
DIL CLIFTON JON KS
Office in Simmcnt Building*
Are You Huntino*
We have two Specials
50c Note Paper for 25c
25c Tooth Brush for i5c
We have just limited quanity of
Kindly look at goods we are
Agent for Dr. Andes, remedies.
I Why Pay Rent!
I Buy a Lot and Build
;i little alonu this litie?
^ in a lew years your hunch < I rent
^ I hey cash, would bus :i lot ami i nice subs
%l It's hurt) to pay rent ami save enot: < \
^> .i house. Now isn't It?
I Now Listen!
i> your own selection pay .1 nine uo\
life, <itili paying rent?Pay a little in
then - m
/V-?*' "*??' ~??- ^
'^ ^ "i? ^ ^ ^ '2? 2^ -^.>\
$ Hot Weather Corn- t
I fort In Electricity
\f/ Use lin he! v.
>u th<-Of tile ni:\
he Ik ?tue? Think of i
Fan both ceiling run! desk* fit you! ii
with one, Smoothiny; li'Ons for doing ^ehe!
not <>ii!v llid light Work, but the heaVy ms wi
Stoves, heat up the dinnei foi sitppei oi f
yjy iiig if yon lika, jtist the thiiig you have been ?ki
: 5 n u
All ot tlu-se cost so little I
yjy from tlx in.
Special run oil I.:1:11p-, I5cts, 8-16 c]>, !:
All kinds of fixture hiul lamps fol ><>:::
c< st Is not great?investigate.
\)/ not electricity i:i votir home, let tis put
W. Phone No. 240,
J. H. Boyd & Co
,'\ ???,, - V -V .V /?v /?". y ? s*. .?'. **? *r. ? S? ML!
Land and Water!
$8 000.00 2 Storerooms just 100 feet 01 st
d? o rk/\ Court House. Opportunity
$0,000.IJU don't last always, today,
AOA (\fi morrow it may be ?10,000.00, j
4>0,HJl/^.UU an(i street cars
$8,000.00 l-vt. f w !-, divi
X^^^^ ^ ^ donds. Jeans won t fool y t:
1 $8,000.00 p-s- Jeans