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ANNUAL REPORT ON SOUTH CAROLINA
SCHOOLS FOR THE PAST FISCAL YEAR
Extracts From Stale Superintendent's Report Showing
Marvellous Development in Educational Lines
During Twelve Months.?Statistics.
The general prosperity and develop
nioent of tP.0 slate a .e 1 kit belt or oxem
plllled than in the reports received in
the olllce of the state supcrintt nd< lit of
education Mom tin- superintendents of
?ach of the 12 counties. ICducntion hits
become the most Important business of
the stitte in almost every particular.!
The taxpayers are directly concerned
to the amount of $2,345,017.72 paid in
school revenue. This sum is collected
hi district ami county taxes, and the
state treasury contributes only $G0,000
lor hic.li schools and $20,000 for weak
rural schools. In fact all of the high
school appropriation for the school
year MOT-'OS was not distributed
among (he high schools established
tinder the high school law. On Juno
30, last, a balance of over $5,000 was
unexpended and reverted to the state
The voting out ? C the dispensary has
induced many districts to levy special
school taxes. One hundred and six
such levies were made during the last
school year, raising the total of spe
? ial tax districts to 050 out of 1,S;(3
school districts in the state. The ap
propriation made by the general as
sembly last winter to lengthen the
term of weak schools has greatly stim
ulated local taxation. In Laurens coun
ty 42 districts of the 00 now have spe
cial levies, 17 of which were voted In
since January 1 of the present year.
Many districts now pay the maximum,
4 mills, levy for common schools, a
high school tax. a bond tax, and in
addition, the regular 3 mills constitu
tional tax, dog tax and poll tax. The
growth in this particular is one of the
most hopeful signs of educational pro
The enrollment is the largest in the
history of the state. More than 7,000
whites and 0,000 negroes have been
added to the number reported last
year. Much of this Increase is doubt
less due to growth in population, but
at the same time much is also due to
a growing interest in public education.
'?There were 153,807 whites and 181,
0fl5 negroes enrolled during the ses
sion I908-'00. The avorage attendance
for whites wits 107,368 and for negroes
123,481. The growth In this particular
shows no reason for encouragement
and gratification," according to the of
fical report from that office, "but sev
eral counties could not secure this da
ta because of the difficulty in obtaining
full reports from trustees and teachers
Since enrollment is the basis for the
apportionment of all school funds
many school boards insist on making
it as large as possible, while they neg
lect the equally important considera
tion of regular attendance.
"The maximum expenditure per
white pupil Wits in Charleston county
and was approximately $35. The mini
inum expenditure per negro pupil was
in Sahlda county and was barely 70
cents. The per capita expenditure for
whites for the entire state was $10.34,
for negroes $1.70 an increase of nearly
lo per cent, for each race. One hun
dred and thirty-four school houses
are reported as having been erected
for whites and 40 for negroes, at an
aggregate cost of over $25(1,000. Since
the present school building law was
rendered null by the abolition of the
state dispensary, the erection of a
large majority of tho buildings has
been brought about by the issuance of
"The .average term has been length
ened nearly two weeks and Is reported
to be 126 school days, or 25.10 weeks,
as against 23.4 weeks last year.
"Since 250 schools lengthened their
term by means of the Qarris act, this
Improvement is In part directly due
to tho small state appropriation of
last winter. Ono hundred thousand
dollars will be needed to continue this
policy during the present Bchool year.
"Assistant. Superintendent Wells has
been busy with these statistics since
August and the tabulation is as full
and aCOUrate as It could be made with
the data at hand."
Summaries on Schools.
The following summaries will he
embraced in the annual report of Mr.
Swenringen to 111?- legislature;
Public school bouses. J.::'.!: private
school houses, 251; public schools,
2,712; men teachers (llrsl ade, ?>7:.';
second grade, .: third gradc,75),
933; women to. ior$, (first grade, -.
187; second grade, 610; third grade,
\V)\. 11,247; pupils (boys, 7l.o.'ll; glrlr.
79.773); 153.807; average attendance,
107,308; pupils to a school. ."??">; pupils
to a teacher. :!."?; average number of
Weeks of KCllOOl, 2.">.i'.l; school houses
built last year (wood. 117; brick. 17),
134; value of school houses built last
year. $200,180.55; school houses with
grounds Inclosed, 105; districts that
levy an extra tax. 050; districts that do
not levy an extra tax. 1.177: town
schools. 2S2; county schools, 2,430;
average number of weeks of town
schools 33.G3; average number of
weeks of country schools, 23.36; total
revenues (for both whites and negro
es), $2,345,647.72; total expenditures
(whites. $1,590,732.51; negroes. .*.;us.
153.16), $1,898,885.67; balance on hand.
July I, 1909, $44,762.05; average yearly
salary paid men teachers, $479.79; av
erage yearly salary paid women teach
ers, $249.13; institutions of higher ed- !
Public school houses; 1,442; pri
vate school bouses, 7IS; public schools
2,354; men teachers (first grade 347;
second grade, 377; third grade, 170).
804 ; women teachers (first grade, 63S ;
second grade, 775; third grade, 389).
1,802; pupils (boys, 83,164; girls, 07.
931; 181. 005; average attendance, 123,
481; pupils to a school, 77; pupils to
a teacher, 63; average number of
weeks of school, 14.7; school houses
built last year (wood, 10; brick, 0),
40; value of school houses built last
year, $7,001.80; school houses with
grounds inclosed, :>; town schools,
193; country schools, 2,101; average
number of weeks of town schools, ?2.',;
average number of weeks of country
schools. 13.5; total expenditures (for
negroes only) $308,153.16; average
yearly salary paid women teachers.
$91.45; institutions of higher educa
Mr. Fcuthcrstone A Delegate.
At the conference in Abbeville last
week. lion. c. c. Featherstone of this
city was elected one of the three lay
delegates to the general of the South
ern Methodist church which meets in
Asheville next year. Mr. Feathers-tone
lead the list of candidates as indi
cated in the following report, of the
proceedings: "Mr. ('. ('. Featherstone
of I.aureus, who is head of the con
ference temperance committee, has
the honor of leading the lay delegation
to the general Conference, having re
ceived 24 out of 34 votes. Mr. (',. C.
Hodges was close second, and both
are from the upper section of the
School Costs In Laurens,
According to Superintendent Swenr
Ingen's annual report, the per capita
expenditure per white pupil in the
I.aureus county schools for the past
year was $11,05, and for the negro,
?5.07, the average being $5.7:'.. In
Charleston county the expenditure
was $35.70 for whites and $2.55 for ne
Laurens liuilding and Loans.
According to Comptroller Jones' re
port there are three Building and Loan
associations in the city of I^uirons,
which arc assessed at $10.010.
Ill Health Is More Expensive Than
This country is now filled with peo
ple who migrate across the continent
in all directions seeking that which
gold cannot buy. Nine-tenths of them
are suffering from throat and lung
trouble or chronic catarrh resulting
from neglected colds, and spending
fortunes vainly trying to regain lost
health. Could every sufferer but undo
tho past and cure that first neglected
cold, all this sorrow, pain, anxiety and
expense could have been avoided.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is fa
mous for its cures of colds, and can
always be depended upon. lue It
and the most serious diseases may
be avoided. For salo by Laurens
Beautiful Marriage Solemnized ut Wa
terloo HhpIIsI f'hureli ^^t-t!
tll tili deception.
Waterloo. Dec. II?Of the many I
weddings that have been solemnized
in the First Baptist church ot' Water
loo, none hits been marked by greater
beauty of detail nor more artistic
surroundings, than tin- bridal cere
inony last evenlhg, win n the youngest i
daughter of Mrs. l2!Sznbeih Henderson, j
ISthel .Mari>>. liecame tin bride of Mr. j
George w. .justice, ot Henderson villo,
"Fht* interior lite church glisten
ing In its pare white, with decorations
of white and green, was a perfect
dream of beauty In ii> snowy loveli
ness. The platform was banked with
a mass of ferns and smllnx, Intermin
gled With delicate sprays of white
flowers, lovely little white wedding
bells placed at intervals among the
green and the whole doited here and
there with gleaming white candles.
At the end of each . sie rose a grace
ful arch of green, foundation of ?.?'dar.
Intertwined with graceful sprays of
trailing Ivy, the bells and cand!? s be
ing arranged as in the rostrum decora
White ribbons marked off the seats
reserved for the family, intimate
friends and relatives. The aisles- of
the t ost mm were dosed by little w hite
gates, w hich were opened at the ap- i
proach of the bridal party.
Promptly at the appointed hour,
Miss Liln Compton of Coronaca, a
musician of rare talent, was conduct
ed to the organ by Mr. Joseph P.
Wharton, who was assisted in seating
the vast number of guests by Mr.
Bernard Henderson, nephew of the
bride. For half an boar preceding
the ceremony. Miss Compton rendered
an exquisite and delightful musical
program. Then the sweet, resonant
notes of the wedding march pealed
forth and the four little candle bearers
entered, followed by the bridesmaids:
Misses Mabel Nelson, of Honea Path;
Cleo Lesley, of Hickory Grove; the
maid of honor, Miss Lillian Lancaster,
of Sparenburg and the groomsmen:
Messrs James Davis Wald top, of Hen
rietta. North Carolina; W. M. Hend
erson, brother of the bride; the best
man. Mr. Thomas Butler Penree, of
Columbia, with measured and grace
ful step, slowly advancing the altar
coining In singly, crossing and taking
places on either side of the rostrum.
The maids and maid of honor, wore
J white silk dresses and carried lovely
j bouquets of red carnations and ferns.
: tied with long red tnlle streaim-rs. The
groomsmen wore the conventional
suits for evening, white glOVOS and
\ bOUtonicrs of white carnations.
After these, came the dame of hon
or and sister of the bride. Mrs. Joseph
Leach, of Hickory Grove, strikingly
handsome In a white satin gown, with
pearl hair ornaments and carrying
an armful of carnations and aspara
gus fern, entered alone and stood Just
to the left of the bride, the best man
to the right of the groom.
Approaching the altar up the right
.lisle, came the dainty and pretty bride
under the escort of her brother. Mr.
L. I). Henderson, who gave her in
I marriage; the distinguished looking
? groom, with bis best man, at the same
time advancing Up the left aisle, meet
ing tit the rostrum and taking their
position beneath a large white wedd
j lug bell and facing the bride's pastor,
i Rev. J. A. Martin, who in a short and
' impressive ceremony united the pair
The bridal party loft the church to
the strains of Lohengrin's wadding
inarch, the bridesmaids and grooms
men marching oat in couples this time
followed by the maid of honor, best
man and the dame of honor.
Following the ceremony at the
Church, about seventy-live guests were
entertained at an elegant reception at
the bride's home, she and the groom
standing amid a beautiful array of
ferns and flowers to receive the con
gratulations of their assembled friends
and relatives, the guests lingering here
long enough to register in the bride's
book, which was in the care of Mrs.
C. Alonzo Keller, of Harris Springs
then wending their way Into the din
ing room, where a delicious salad
course was daintily served by Mrs.
Virginia Nelson and Mrs. J. Casper
Smith, both of this place. The decor
ations in this room were the same as
mu the rest of the house red and
green. Co- ering the table was a cluny
b ee cent ? c . upon which rested a
tell cut r s ;r;e tilled with grace
ful renn ring, willowy Rtommcd
The bride, a brunette of tho most
exquisite coloring, was regally beau
tiful in her bridal robes of lustrlus
white satin, fashioned along princess
lines, the bodice finished with a garn
iture (,: ki i ?1 pearls and silver trim
mings. Crowning tho jet black hair
was the veil of tulle, which was held
i:: ! lace by a sunburst of diamonds,
the gift of the groom ami fell to the
end of the perfectly falling train. An
arm shower of white carnations i lid
ferns, caught with tulle, completed
thli ' xqtiislte picture of bridal beauty
'I'll-- room ucross the hall was given
over to the display of the countless
UUlilhi r of gifts received, which were
arranged in a lovely array of silver,
cut eijts-;. china and brie-n-buc, on
table and stands.
A tinge of sadness is associated
wit), the congratulations, as Mr. .! i;
tico v.ill of course carry his ! ride to
Hendersonville, thus claiming for his
own. cue of Waterloo's favorite daugh
Mr. and Mrs. Justice, the lallei'
wearing a chic travelling suit made of
;t pretty shade of green broadcloth,
fashioned with one of the now coats
with which was worn a lingerie blouse
and becoming hat of the K?me shade,
with gloves and shoos of correspond
ing loin s, left next day over the C. &
N. ('.. lor a fevv days' visit to relatives
of the groom, in Columbia, then going
to Hendersonville, where many and
hearty congratulations follow them to
their North Carolina home.
Among the out-of-town guests at
the Henderson-Justice nuptials were:
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. HudgOllS, of Lau
rens: Mr. S. .1. Justice and Master
Emory Justice, father and brother of
the groom; Mr. and Mrs. 1). A. HuttO,
Mr. . im M. Waldrop and Mr. S. Y.
Brysoa, ail of Hendersonville; Mr.
and Mrs. T. C. Young, of Columbia;
Mrs.. Hex W. Landford, of Greenville;
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Llpscomb, Hieb,
S. C.; Mesdames John and Joseph
Leach, of Hickory Grove; Mr. and Mrs.
Alonzo Keller, of Harris Springs; Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Fuller of Mountville,
and Miss Lila Compton, of Coronaca.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens.
In Probate Court.
Goldie G. Drown, individually and as
Administratrix of the estate of Rob
ert C. Brown, deceased, Plaintiff,
Charles C. Brown et al., Defendants.
Pursuant to a degree of the court
in this action. I will sell at public
auction, at Laurens C. IL, S. C. within
the legal hour of sale, on salosdliy in
January 1910, the 3rd tlay of the
month, the following described land
AU (hat tract of land situate in (he
county and state aforesaid, contain
Inng seventy-five <7."?? acres more or
less, known as the Shell place, and
bounded by other lands of the estate
of lt. c. Brown, known as the Farley
place . by lands of I). A. & S. .1. Davis,
known iis the ('apt. Shell place, and
by lands cd' Mrs. Nannie Mc-Laurin
T rms of sale! Cash. Purchaser to
pa..' for papers. If the purc haser fails
to comply with the terms of sale, the
property will be resold cm tin; same
or some- subsequent snlesday. cm the
same terms and at the risk of the
O. G. THOM PSON,
I ice. ]".. 1909.? :;t
All pi rsons holding c laims against
the assigned estate of O, P. Goodwin
are hereby notified to present them to
the undersigned duly proven on or be
fore 1 lec. 23rd, 1909.
u. a. COOPER Assignee,
2t and F. 1'. MCOOwail, Agent.
Christmas Holldii) Knlos.
'Die Chrnleston & Western Carolina
Railway will sell excursion tickets
account of the Holidays ut very low
rates for the round trip. Tickets on
sale December 17. Is, 21, 22. 23. 24, 25
and 31. 1909 and Jan 1. 1910. Final
limit returning Jan. 0, 1010.
Kor further information apply to
ticket Agents, or
General 1'assenger Agent,
SL'O Broadway, Augusta, Ga.
Notice to Teachers.
A letter from Mr. Swearingen. state
superintendent of education, reads:
"In view- of the failure" of many teach
ers to comply witit the law requiring
certificates to teach in the free public
PChools, this board orders an extra
teacher's examination to be held on
the 7th of January 1010" All teach
ers desiring to Stnnd Ibis examination
will please be on hand promptly at
10 o'clock cm the 7th clay of January
1910. The examination will be held
in the court house.
Ceo. L. Pitts.
Co. Supt. of Education.
Real Estate Offerings
f?3% nvrcs hind hounded by lands
of estate of VV. Ii. Barrett,, Will Mar.
tin. .lohn Todd. being a pari of V. P.
Goodwin estate; lias good dwelling
and out buildings; well timbered raid
nicely locnted. Price $23 per acre.
2<< acres <?? land, nine room dwelling,
line barn and out buildings. one ten
ant house', at Ova. S ?' Pr|oe Sf.nr.O.
?2 ceres laud, bounded by lands of
.1. it. Armstrong, s. i.. Owliigs and
Maucil Owings; l-ro?in dwelling, ono
tenant house. Price $30 per acre,.
3 acres of land in the (own of Whlt
mlro. s. r.. nicely situntcd, suitable
for dwelling lots. Price, $1,
l(?!H*j acres of land bounded by
lands of Bryson place, Bee Bailey,
llainps Holland and others;? room
dwelling, 2 tenant houses; good barn
and outbuildings; known as the old
Pcrguson plnce,owned nl present by
Will B. Motto, lias sown II bushels
of wheat. 10 bushels of outs, Price
$27.?? per acre, Terms easy.
83 ner< s of land ? lose to Bculah
Church on the dividing line of Green
ville and I.aureus with an eight room
dwe'iling, one tenant house, also good
0U< buildings and line pasture. This
plaee is known as the Thaddens Babb
homestead; Trice $2.'! 1-3 per acre;
terms made easy.
in;;!., acres of land near Warrior
creek church with live room cottage
two tenant houses and line pasture.
This is a fine farm nicely located and
well improved; price $35 per acre.
Terms made easy.
One lot on Main street, elose to the
Public square; six room, modern
dwelling; water, lights and sewerage.
A nice home. Price $f>,000.
246 acres of land In Dial's township,
known as the Capt Switzer place; six
room cottage, 2 tenant houses, line
barn and outbuildings. Price $20 acre.
02-")i acres land near Tumbling
Shoals; bounded by lands of \V. D.
and J. G. Sullivan; 8 room dwelling,
good outbuildings. Price *i.'L*.? per
323 acres land, bounded by lands of
Daniel South. Davis land, Miss West
and others, known as the Gullen I .ark
home; tead. 7 room dwelling and 3 ten
ant houses. Prices made right.
71 acres on Reedy River, bounded
by lands of .lames Downey, Will t'ald
WCll and others. V.'Kli tenant house.
Price, $20 per acre. Terms made
2 Va acres of laud, o room cottage
nicely located in tin? town ot Oray
Court, with otic of the finest wollt? ot
water in town. Price, $2,300,
s room dwelling, on Centennial St.,
Clinton, s. C, w ith > i hundredth* of
an aero of laud,, known as the Gl'Illlii
plneu. Price, $1,000.
acn.-. land : miles of Crocs Hi'.!.
Known as the old Campbell place.
Price $10 per iu re. Easy terms.
50 acres <>!' land in Konntain Inn,
nicely located; price, $2,000.
150 acres land, one hall' mile of Dial
church, with a handsome dwelling, 3
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come (pitch If you want this place.
Price $?0 per a< :e.
52 acres of land just outside, of the
corporate limits tit the town of Gray
Cour!. with one tenant house. Price
lt'.T acres of land bounded by lands
M. Ii. Hohler, w. D. Ahcrcroinblo, and
others; s room dwelling, tenant
houses, good barn and out buildings.
Price $20.00 per acre. Terms: $1,000
cash, remainder in live equal instal
17"? acres known as old Ooodgyn
place, has x room dwelling, 3 tenant
bouses, line corn mill in good running
(oder with 7."> ho 1*80 witter power.
Price $4,500. Terms made easy.
('..', acres of land, with ('.welling, good
barn and out-buildings, near Owlugs,
Price $3,500; terms made easy.
i l l acres bounded by lands of .left
Davis and Herbert Martin; 3 good ten
ant bouses, and good barn. Trice
$f>0 per acre.
100 acres of land, with five room
dwelling, 3-room tenant house, good
out buildings, near Hickory Tavern,
Sullivan township. Price $15.00 per
117 acres of land near dray Court,
bounded by lands of E. T. Sh.ll, W.
B. Cray; seven room cottage, lino
barn and outbuildings and line past
ure. Price $00 per acre.
SO acres of laud In one mile of the
town of Oray Court, with two dwell
ings. Price $40 per acre.
00 acres In Dial township, bounded
by lands of Pink Heliums, Ludy Holt
ml ft. C. Wallace. Price $1.300.
110 acres bounded by lands of V.
C. Heliums and Mitchell Owens. In 3
miles of Lnurcnn; 2 dwellings ami
out buildings. Price $35 per acre.
2 acres in town of Gray Court;
nice building site. Price $500.00.
127 acres land ir Sullivan township,
'.i room dwelling', j. <?od out buildings, 1
tenant bouse. Price $30 per acre.
200 acres of land near Dlll'hin Creek
church, bounded by lands ol W. T.
Parks and Lnurons White; .'. tenant
houses, well limbered, good statt! of
cultivation. Price $30.00 per aero.
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds. Gray Court, S. C.
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