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JEntered April 23, 190.3 at Pickoeus, 8. 0.. as second class miatter. under act of Congrt.ia of MaIrch 3, 1879.
Unmercifully Whippd.
Little Boy n First Grade
Badly Handled by His Teacher il
another Child in Same Orade Exaelled
Last Thursday the town wa:, P
thrown into a fever of excite- a
ment over the report that a child d
had been unmercifully whipped 0
in school by the first grade t
teacher, Miss Olive Newton. t
The little follow is a son of John h
D. Edens and a grandson of Maj. b
Gideon M. Lynch. Everybody b
who knows the Lynch's and 11
Edens' knows that as good blood a
flows through their veins as any
body inl the county. George, E
the child whipped, bears a good ti
reputhtlon at school, and for ti
him to be beat up the way he tt
'was is a disgrace to a civilized t)
conununity. lie had done tc
nothi)g to receiva this unmerci- tI
f ul beating; he was accused of S(
taking a little magnet from one n
of his schoolmates, but he, his ti
desk-mate, and others, stated he v
picked it up off of the floor, and .
he did not try to conccal it. 1-e
was carried out and lierally k
wore out; his back was as blue t.
-is indi-o, and he was a musS of t(
bruises from his head to his g
heels, and to-day his flesh is all 4L
1 uffed tup and looks like it had c<
been painted with 12dine, while E
the stripes on his legs can hard- a
ly be hid by laying the finger ft
over them and are still great si
ridges. The children in higher p
grades, people who can tell a u
connected story. iay it was one J(
of the awfillest ceatings a Child i
ever got, and was of such long Ik
dura'ion that it got oi to the IL
It rves of the scholars in Prof. s(
Switteuirg's romn. u1
Graiited tie child had stolen
the magnet, then that was ii
..'early a U to have boeeii car- o:
ried to the parl.ents f-or settle- h
mint, and if not carried there,
Mr. Swittenburg is the principal is
.o!f the scheol and the charge s(
shl)d have beon laid before him b
:aind he should have taken the p
'This schooll ]s operated under n
the graded school system, and b
all graded1 schools usually have v
printed rules, and all matters A
;are Carried to the parents b~ef ore s1
wvhippings are given. Here the r<
school is run in a slip-shod, ha- o
rum-scarum way, no ruies, no t
self-respect, no nothing, and the p
teachers, thirough the p)rincipal, p
fly to the trnstees for settlement a
iof someI disput e; some~ are settled a
by them as they sce fit, while e
some others are passed by. Fair- ni
nuss, impartiality and an o'er- ii
weening desire to do the very a
'best they can by the pupils I
should be the aim (f the teach- d
. rs, but, so far, they have fallen e
far short of the "miark of the b
high calling." 't
Miss Newvton is still teaching 1'
LFlad there is where, in the eyes r
of the good people:, she has made t
a grave mistake, Knowing, as l1
she does, the sentiment against i
her, she ought to have handed p
in her resignation, and, as she p
has failed todo so, the board of t
trustees ought to demnand It, if, e
as they claim, they are wantingt
good school here and are work- h
ig for the best interests of the e
:hool at all times. s1
Prof. Swittenburg told Mrs. S
dens that the child was whip- t(
ed too much-unmercifully 81
-hipped-and he would be glad t
they could compromise the p
ise on a money basis, as by v
OkIng it to trial It would burst
p the school. That is all right
-lot it burst up the school-If
Mishniont of that severe char- .
ter can be laughed off, chil- -A
ren bluffed out of school on any r
d pretext, the teachers do asI u
iy please, run things to suit s
iemselves, and with a high- h
and, and are upheld by the p
oard of trustees in everything, i
a it right or wrong, then it is
Igh time the cards were shuffled
na a new hand run off.
Burst up the school! Bah!
othing on earth could brst up
.s school if the teachers do a
1eir whole duty and the trus- "
!es would see that they did do S
ieir whole duty and would quit (i
king sides with them under a
ie plea of bursting up the
.hool if they don't. Give us a e
aw deal--new teachers and new c
ustees-if we can't get what Y
-e want out of what we have o
Parents, you have a. right to P
now how your children are?
mught. The public is entitled
> a full knowledge of what is 0
Ding on. There is NOTH1NG in t
r*3 a
school system that should be a
mncealed from the people. t
VERYTHING should be known,
Ad explained and proved. It is t
dir to say that a school system a
1ould be kept before the peo- a
We's notice, and made conspic- a
,us. The public does not ob
ct to spending money freely if i
icy can see where it goes, and a
nows that itisexpended wisely. |
i the light of developments
me money is being spent here d
n wisely.
Gray hairs a. great m any tim's
idicate that "gray" matter is
i top of, rather than in, the
ead. t
This matter of child-beating i
passing rapidly; the better
.hools of the larger cities are
eing ruled by love, with cow
ent teachers, rather than with f
ie rod. The children here are
ot such fools, nor are they so
ad, that they could not be ruled
rith firmness and kind means.
teacher that gets on her nerves
aould get out of the school
>Oml. The schoolroomi is nio
lace for nervous people. A
yacher to wini the respect of the
upils and the ,support of the
atrons should be fair and treat
11 alike, with justice, moder'
tely administered, and temper
I with mercy. Children are
aturally fair-minded and resent r
ijustice. They are quick to
etect and resent favoritism. '
unpatience vents its elf on the
nll or the indifferent and appe:r- 1
ntly vicious. If there is one f
oy in all the school with which t
:1o teacher should be eternally e
atient ant) whom they would
Lesolve to have at all cost, It is s
bie one whom they would most y
ke to get rid of. Every child p
Sentitled to a chance, and a! i
od one. He is entitled to a 1
;ood mother and a good father. 1f
,nid to a good teacher-but therer
re some people who are not fit i'
0 be0 schoolteachers. It is not'l1
i everybody to be a teacher, noi
very one has a teacher's in.
:ict, nor the toacher's attitude,
o those who cannot, ought nol
> try. Those who care not,
iould not be permitted. Tht
acher is but a man, for all hi
3trading about and looking
,ise. If,
Like turbanedl Turk, -vith whiskers
e, struts aro.und and scorms the.
ist let him. You have certair.
ghts that you should insist
pon, and which the teachei
iould be made to respect. You
ave a right to be treated fairly,
>litely, with consideration. If
uis is not done, you have re
Less at the hands of the trus
,es, and from there to the coun
r board, and from there to the
bate Board of Education.
Those who punish the most
:complish the least, especially
here favoritism is shown
>me being punished, while oth
-s are allowed to go scot free,
has been the case in the
ickens school, in some instan
,s. The rod is a very poor dis
plinarlan and force has never
t developed a good man out
a mean boy. Suspension
iould be the RARE EVEXT-cor
>ral punishment, NyV. You
mn lead but you can't drive v
'ild, and they are quick to dhs.
arn the discrim1inations 0:
achers toward the scholan
nd to interpret their atT i':udt
>ward the child.
The charge _aainst Miss New
)n was assault and battery oj
high and aggravated nature,
ad a warrant was given on thi.
large. Prof. Swittenburg w
Iso indicted on the charge (l
iding and abetting and bei;1
a accessory. The preliminary
'as set to bo heard 'befort
)quire Bramlett. on next Satu
av but the preliminary has
een waived and the case ha.
on(, up to 0hesewsi mui
-ichII will conlvenIe i Ju11ne.
WO d *eeplV dep'0lore the fact 01
1is havin( o(currud; we sym.
athize with the teachers thai
anty have this charae againsl
1m and we hate that th(
hol is il suich a chaotic stah
mnm the occurrenlce. and that il
ill cause a diverity of opinior
nd a livis;ion of' friendship
JL of this could have bee.n pre
ente'd ha~d ta(ct and jndgmeni
een used.
A Protest.
I will take a seat over ther<
y "Clevie,"' if she doesn't ob
act. Hello, you corresp~onden ts
Iowv are you all getting alIong
bese days? Fine, I guess. Now
4t us -taike some1 subject am
trite 01) it, anud (quit writing s<
auich about school chaps visit
ig. Who car'es about then
'isiting? I'm sure I don't.
Suppose we write on drunken
ess, the use of tobacco and pro
ane language. Any one o:
bose subjects would be inter
sting, dion't you all think so?
So let us all join together an(
ay we will not keep compana
vit~h any young man that wil
et drunk, use tobacco or indulgt
ai profano lan:.uage. Maybe
vould save some young mai
rom a drunkard's grave, ant
tight keep him from breaking
dis poor mother's heart. Yoi
-now we girls have g-reat infln
eUce over the young men, if we
would just use it. W hat do
you all say about it? Don't you
all think there would be better
times in the old world?
What has become of "Papa's
Girl?" We would be glad for
her to conic again.
The Ambler school closed last
B. M. Clark died last Friday
morning, af ter a long and severe
11iness, and to rest at Cross Roads
church the day following. He
leaves a wife and a host of rela
tives and friends to mourn his
death. We will all miss him
frvom our midst- but the Lord
sNy fit to take him away. We
will all have to follow sooner or
later, so let us live that when
He shall come for us we may be
ready to go to live with our
Savior and loved ones that are
waiting for us on that bright
shore. DAISY.
Five Children in One Year
The attention of President
Roosevelt has been called to
quite an extraordinary occur
rence in South Carolina-the
birth of five children fomi one
imother in one year. The fol
lowing extract copied from the
letter sent to the presi-dent tells
the tale:
"Ir. and Mrs. Efird Baling
tol, aged 30 and 33, respectively,
who were born and are now liv
ig in Lexington county, S. C.,
Ihave had five pretty, healthy
chl he born to tlemv within
tle last year. Mr. and Mrs.
B;alino-ton are a white, respect
able family living on a small
fJarim in vcry nmderlate circum
"The swce little baby girls
(triplets) were born sonetime inl
Januay, 07, a:d beal the
naMeS of B B-i' i3enlah, Lessie
Loulh an Esso Enah.They
Ia a year ld, well devel
oped0i .6mi noyn good he(alth
"Theo :win e1e hor!n the lat
h-r pr p Iof l.st mniithi, and the
-" p'a'ns IIave every belief that
they will raise them.
"The hoy of ( he tvins hears
the ditinguishe 1nanie of 'Theo
dlore Rooevelt Balilgton, and
tie baby gir is. equally distill
guished by Iaving the given
names of Mrs. Roosevelt and
"Lex iigton (county is in the
district which H-on. A. F. Lever
represents i i congress, and racial
suicide is; foreign to its inhabit -
IThe facts of the letter are ver
ified by several prominent citi
Plostmiaster Bodie, Mvrs. J. C'.
.K.inniard anid olihers.
Although nothing has been
learned as to what thle presi~dent
thinks of the incident, it is cer'
Itain, that it meets wvith his many
times repeatedl v'iews on the race
- suicide question.
-Four Mvoro Years of Theodore.
Somec fool lio ws)pper, puliish
I ed out in California, has st artedl.
r~a sort of "endless chain'' peti
I tion, asking the Hion. Theodore01.(
1 Roosev'elt to ''save the country,"
e,~ by ccepting a third( termii as
IWe are~ in rece'jt of a marked
Scop)y, askinlg us9 to join1 in the
1' petitioui-hnt we are not a
- "jinnr." And, nyen if we wern
0 od forbid that we should join
a movement calling for "four
more years of Theodore."
That the country has survived
a little over seven years of him
already is the best evidence of
its strength and greatness-but
four more would be tempting
fate too far.
True, the gentleman may
need four more years-or four
hundred, as for that matter-to
enable him to accomplish what
ho has started out to accomplish.
But the Lord, Himself, didn't
undertake to make everybody
honest; and we don't believe
Theodore Roosevelt can do it
even if he were made "first con
sul for life."
In his bombastic effort to do
so, however-or, rather, his ef
fort to make the world believe
that the majority of people in
this country are dishonest-he
has slandered American citizens
to such an extent that the devil,
himself, wouldn't have any
thing to do with them. He has
utterly destroyed our credit at
home and abroad, and replaced
general prosperity with univer
sal panic.
If he has done anything ex
cept upset !conditions-and par
ticularly precedents-during the
seven years and more that ho
has been in the White House,
we have failed to discover it.
Hie evidently went in to make
a name for himself-and, God
knows, he 'ias done it. But at
w\-hat pi it to the country at
large; botL in respect to its rep
utation, its peace and pros
''Four more years of Theo
dore?" No-not nless the Lord
is still mad with us.
A theorist, like Theodore, may
be just the man for president of
.-omei socialist colony, like New
Zeahmd; but a. great big, live,
throbbing nation like the United
States of America ne(eds a nor
mal mian at the helm.
True, it caI sIurvive most anIy
sort-ut that's a tribulte to the
coultry itself, not the man.
And seven years or so of "rough
riding" ought to be about
enough to last even this country
a generation or two.-['Augusta
Some children act as if it were
a constant surprise to themi that
their parents had the excellent
taste to pick them out.-[Nan
tucket Inquirer.
Mi\rs, Ogden Mills will import
a royal fashion to Newport next
season when she will take her
daily ride beOhind( a pair of cream
colored horses. In order to have
a pair of animals ready for any
occasion she has obtained half
a dozen of the finest money can
buy. Thley are perfectly match
ed( andi of far more striking ap
pearance than the whitest <f
white horses.
Find your purpose and fling
your life oui, to it, and the more
lofty your purpose is the more
sure you will be to make the
wvorld richer with every enrich
ment of yourIself.-rERev. Philip
"Is he a great doctor?" "Well,
his patients are always at the
head of the procession.'"-[Nash-'
villa Amnricn.

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