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PROF. W. K. T?TE
Enthusiastic Meeting of As
AMONG THE LEADERS
Prof. Tuto Was Very Much Pleased
with the .Schools of Laurens Coun
ty and Said thnt This County Bids
Fair to Lead the Rest in Educational
The Trusteo Association of thin coun
ty met at the Court House Saturday
niornlng and was addressed by Prof.
W.| K. T?te, State Superintendent of
Rural School Improvement. Mr. T?te
was introduced by President W. C.
Wharton. of the association, who made
a very earnest plea for the upbuild
ing of rural schools.
In opening his address Mr. T?te
said that he was especially glad to vis
it Laurens on this his first occasion,
on account of the reputation this coun
ty had for advancement in the great
work of improvement of the rural
schools. Later on In his address he
told that one result of this had been
shown by the fact that this county
was one among the very few whose
total enrollment in the rural white
schools had Increased within the past
five years. Whereas, in the state at
large there had been an actual de
crease Tjf around five hundred scholars
In the schools there had really been
a decrease of over ten thousand, for
in considering the matter of increased
scholars, the total Increase in the
States population must be taken into
consideration. Mr. T?te, as before
stated, was glad to state that Laurens
county was among the counties that
had witnessed an increase in its rural
Mr. Tnte took to task the well-to-do
farmer who moved'to the town and
left his land to the depredations of
the negro renters. Ho said that al
though he might be able himself to
live in town and run out to his farm
and supervise the work, that the same
farmer's son would not be able to do
that when he became a man and in
possession of this same property, for
this son will not have the knowledge
of farming necessary to give proper
directions without the training that
he would have gained had be been
raised on the farm.
Prof. T?te said that the future suc
cess of the country depended on the
success of the rural population and
the success of the rural population
depended on its schools. There is no
other agency that will do so much to
wards keeping the people on the farm
than the building of good school hous
es and furnishing of good teachers
for them. His department Is now uy
Ing to have the smaller school.-; ..f Ilm
State Consolidated into larger schools
so that more efficient work can be
done. He gave an instance, of one
school in this county where there was
one teacher who had forty-flvo class
es a day. On the other hand he gave
an instance of a school in another
state which had been formed from the
cosolidation of several other schools
and this school had six teachers, each
teaching two classes. This, he stated,
was what he wanted to bring about in
South Carolina so that the youth of
the rural districts will have a chance
to compete in this age. He said that
the time when tho uneducated man
could make his way in this State had
passed and he who will succeed in
after years must be educated. Mr.
T?te made an earnest plea for the rural
schools and closed by stating that he
hoped that as Laurens had already
taken such a decided stand for bet
ter educational facilities that she
would be the first to undertake the
work of centralizing the rural schools.
Following the address of Prof. T?te
the officers of the Trustees Associa
tion were elected for another year.
President. W. C, Wharton.
Vice President. G. N. Fuller.
Secretary. G. L. Pitts.
Executive Committee) Same as last
Mrs. Charlotte K. CftlhOtlll.
The Ninety Six country has again
to mourn the loss of one of Its most |
prominent ladies. Mrs. Charlotte M
Calhoun died at the residence of her
son. Mr. L. P. Calhoun on the 23rd.
She had been an invalid for a num
ber of years, and in all that weary
period was never heard to complain.
Her religion was "Thy will be done
and not mine.'* What a beautiful
resignation and evidence of sincere
piety. Mrs. Caiimun was a most re
markable woman, one whom memory!
never failed. She was the geneologi
cal encyclopedia of her section, knew
when everybody was horn, married
and died, and almost everybody's age.
Her religion was like the pure wa
ters that flow, and her love for her
family and neighbors akin to the love
of the crucified One. Cod in His
goodness endowed her intellectually
and made her able to serve both Him
and her fellow man. She has left as
a heritage for her bereaved children
and grand children a glorious memory
for all time to come. She was 80
years old and the widow of Dr. .John
VY. Calhoun than whom no better man
ever lived among us. The surviving
children are Mrs. F. P. McGowan of
Laurens, Mrs. Joseph Talbert of
ParkSVille, J. A. and L. 1'. Calhoun
and Mrs. T. C. Turner of Greenwood,
The ceremonies at the interment were
performed by her pastor, the Rev. P.
c. Dibble. The writer's acquaintance
with the deceased enables him to say
that Mrs. Calhoun was one of the beal
women he ever knew, "The salt of the
earth." A host of friends regret her
demise and tender to the bereaved
ones sincere sympathy. Ninety Six
Cor. Greenwood Journal.
Starving Chinese Riot Over Food Mis
sionaries Uad Procured, Relief From
America Is Now Being Dispatched
Hankow. China. March 3.?Twenty
one persons were trampled to death at
Sha Yang, Iluapeh province, today
when a horde of starving Chinese
fought for the food which mission-,
aries were attempting to distribute.
A great many others were Injured.
Belief From ..mcrlcn.
Seattle. Wash.. March 3.?The work
of loading the United States transport
Buford with provisions lor the fam
ine-stricken sufferers in North China
Is progressing rapidly and it is ex.
pected that the vessel will be ready
to sail early next week.
Among the contributions received
by the commercial club yesterday
were checks for $1,000 each from J.
P. Morgan & Co., and Cyrus 11. Mc
The Christian Herald or New York
telegraphed a further order for 1.000
sacks of Hour, making to date 1.000,
000 pounds of flour contributed
Victoria, 15. C. March 3.?Render
ed desperate by hunger, bands of
starving refugees are roving through
the famine-stricken area of China
plundering and killing, and a reign
of terror prevails according to per
sons who arrived lno c on the stearmcr
Tumbu, which reached port from the
At Kunshan, n walled village with
in fifty miles of Shanghai, the vil
lagers after a desperate raid, in which
stores were looted and many killed,
meted out punishment peculiarly
Chinese in Its callousness to the
raiding refugt es. \ hand of more
than B00 is reported to have been
surrounded in a compound and burn
ed to death. The refugees had taken
possession of Kunshan and for two
days ransacked the stores of every
thing eatable, killing or wounding all
Many villagers were slain and oth
ers were taken prisoners and held for
ransom. When the raiders moved on
to plunder the next village the Kun
shan people held a council of war
nnd offered to pursue the fugitives.
They came up with them In a small
Villuge and surrounded the houses.
The gates were locked and the houses
fired. More than 500 perished.
The refugees brought five prison,
"i s Into the < oiiipound In view of tho
Siegers and threatened to kill them
unless the siege was raised, and on
the villagers' pressing them back to
the burning building they slowly
hacked the live tuen to death. Thro ?
Other prisoners were tied to stakes
In the buM.MiL' building ami were
burned with their captors.
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