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?-.AMERIGA'S foremost brand?'??-..
A hlgh-gratte coffen with _ //- f/a seaaon/n^, aa per tormuta from
?a__-:-1-?? i
Address Before Teachers' Asso?
ciation by Editor
. * Poe. .
Better Schcmc of Rural Educa
tion Needed in the
One of tho addresscs tliat attracted
. great deal of favorahlc comment at
the Fourth Dlstrlct Teachers' Asso?
clation meeting, recently held In Pe?
tersburg, was dcllvered by Edltor Clar
if.*nco II, Poo of the Progresslve Farm?
er. Mr, Poo sald In part:
Tho great princlple of democracy to
whlch our American government ls de
dlcated, is not conllncd to thc world of
polltlcs, hut applles wlth cquat .force'
in thn ecooomic and induatrlul world.
AVe must revlse not only our old-aris
tdcratlc Uloati ot government, but our
old arlstocratlc Ideas or wealth nnd
lndustry as well. Thenn old fatal mi.
conccptlona havo ehackled us too long.
nnd thero is hopo for u? only in real
i_lng that wealth Is, by nature, not
_rl-.tocratle, but democratic.
The pooror every other mon is, tho
poorer you are. Thc rlcher every other
man Is tho rlcher you are?not tho re
verso of thls proposltlon' as too many
people have long belleveii.
Ilurd-n_ lo tttae Cninjnunlly.
Every man whose carn:ng power 1?
below par, below normal, Is a bur
den on tho community; no drags down
the whole level of life, anct every other
man ln tho community is poorer by
reason of hls presencc, whether ho bc
whlto man or negro, or what not.
Your untralned. lneftlclont man ls not
only a poverty brceder for hlmself, but
tho contagion of lt cujrses every man
ln thc community that ls guilty of
Icavlng hlm untralned. Tho Inw oi
thangeloes Ju3tlce decrees that you
inust rlso or fail, dccline or prosper,
wlth your nelghbor. You wlll be rlch?
er for hls wealth, poorer for hls pov?
erty. .
Pct l-'allacle*. ExpIodcA.
"The farmer, tho common laborcr of
any sort, needs no tralning. ' Educate
him and you spoll hlm. Thc poorer
you keep hlm. thc rlcher wlll be the
upper class." These liavc been our
great pet fallaclt*_. And a long tlme
have been preached.
Hugglng thls vampire deluslon, the
Bouthern plantatlon owAcr has eeen
vast art-i-S abandoned to broomsedge
and gulllcs, in splte of the fact that
intelllgem handllng wou:d have kept
them productlve a thousand years.
rrcachins this fatal doctrlno, the
liic-.-chant has sold AVcstern meat and
Kcooters and tobacco when wlth pros
perous patrons hc might have quadru
picd hls profits by selllng sulky plows
and harvesters and carrlages and pia?
Deludcd by thls fallacy. the states
men has struggled -against fate, only
to dlc and be forgottcn by people too
poorly educatcd to read hls blography,
and too poor in property to bulld a
monument to his memory, whlle small?
er and moiin.r men in sectlons un
ehackled by these anclent errors, are
famed In song and poetry.
And so to-day every man who ls tlll
lng an acre of land in the South bo
that it produces only half what Intel
ligently dfrected labor would get out
o? it, every* man who is dolng poor
v/ork of any kind, every man who ls
creatlng and earning only 50 to 70 cents
a day instead of from three to ten
, times as much. as intclligei.t labor
' would do, every Inefllclent man, no
matter ln what llno of work, is a bur?
den on tho community, _s draggln'g
? down the level of life for evory other
Hiian ln tho community.
Supposs you aro his fellow cltlien;
then becauso of hls lneflictency,'his
poverty, because of his tallure to con
trlbuto to public funds and public
movemeuts, you must have poorer roads,
poorer schools. n moaner schoolhouse
and courthouse, a shabblor church,
lower priced lands; your teachcr wlll
be moro poorly paid, your preacher's
salary Wlll' be smaller, your newspaper
will have a smaller clrculatlon, your
town.wlll bo a poorer market, your
railroad wlll have smaller trafllc, your
. merchant smaller traoe. your bank
smaller deposits, your manufacturer
dlminlshed patronftge, and so on and
on. The ramlflcatlons aro Inflnite, un
cndlng, ,
Wrltlns cditoj-lals in support ottho
nrlstocratlc instead of tho democratic
theory of lndustry, the edltor has seen
hls weekly fail of support, when a
properly tralnod and eaucated people
would have brought hhn wealth ag the
Jioad ot a prosj^oroua daily,
Flghting public taxatlon for better
schools, and other methods of traln?
ing or enriching the average man,
your manufacturer has struggled alung
with a small business when a. prosper.
ous averago man would have glven us
great lndustrics liko those in tho North
and AVest.
Still argulng that educatlon and
tralning would spoll the work.ngmen,
and that "cheaper'labor" is what we
need, your banker has comPlalned that
tho South offers no opportunlties' for
the great flnancier, forg-ettfhe that
cheap, unprosporous labor means
.iniall, unprosporous banks.
Opposing taxatlon for better-schoflls.
tho railroads, hauUng cotton Sn tho
fail atW-low grade. l'ertlllzor tn tho
Coifee does hurt most
people. Why run the risk
is harroless and .vholesome?
"There'i a Reawm"
spring, havo fougrht passonger rnto
reduction as a llfe nnd death matter
when a well trainod pooplo would aup
ply thc varlous trafllcB and tho heavy
dlvldcnds of tbo othor scotlons. ?
Your lawyer, doctor, preacher* teach
er?-each falling In llne wlth an anclent
heresy?has paid tho ponalty ? in
dlmlnlslicd foos, dluilolshed salarles,
dlrnlnlshed Influenccp.
Four Vacln All Southerner* Should
1. Not only does tho prosperlty of
tho South as a wholo dopend upon tlie
prosperlty of the averago Southerner,
but the well bcing of every indlvidual
Is measure- hy thc officlency of thls
avcrage man. Inevltabiy we are poor
er for hls poverty, rrcher _for hls
' 2. The great majority of these com
mon peoplo of tlie South belnjr farmers,
Sldney Lanlor waa rlght when he de?
elared that "an agrlcultural change
is tho one eubstantial fact upon which
any rcally New South can be prefl
3. The po.slbllltios of "such an agri
cultural change" aro Indlcated by the
fact that the average value of products
per farm for the South Atlantic States
Is $500 Iess_per year than for the North
Atlantic, and for the South Central
IG38 lea? than for tho North Central.
4. Thls agrlcultural revolution can
be brought about only by a better
scheme of rural educatlon?better both
ln quantlty and quallty; not onlylong
er terms. but wlth a currlculum
ndapted to the needs of country chll?
dren. Thls rural educatlon. too, must
not stop wlth tho chlldren, but must
be carrled on among farmers and
farmers' wlves, and land owners, and
tenants, and farm nianag.rs?all of
those belng educated aa deflnltely as
tho school boy hlmself by means of
"farmers* Institutes, and agrlcultural
colleges, and farm papers, and farm?
ers' clubs, and demonstration work.
North Carolina Teachers* Assem?
bly to Meet in Ashe
(Special to the Times-Dispatch.)
. Raleigh, N. C, March, 12.?A number
of teachers and other educational
workcrs ot natlonal reputatlon are
belng secured by Secretary R. D. AV.
Connor, of the North Carollna Teach?
ers' Assembly. for the twenty-seventh
annual sesslon at Ash-Vllle July 14-17,
1S10. Among those niready assured
are Dr. L D. Harvey, presldent of Stout
Institute, AVlsconsIn, and former presl?
dent of the Natlonal Educational As?
soclatlon: Mlss Jessle Fleld, Bural
School Supervlsor of natlonal reputa?
tlon, who Ia promlnently mentloned
at thls tlme for superintendent of pub?
lic lnstructlon of Iowa; Hon. XV. J.
Splllman, United State3 Department of
Agriculture, speclallst tn the problem
of bringlng rural schools Into closor
touch wlth farm llfe: Hon. O. B. Mar?
tln, for a long whlle superintendent of
publlc lnstructlon for South Carollna,
and now assoclated wlth Dr. S. A.
Knapp, of the United States Depart?
ment ot Agriculture ln farm demon
stratlon wprk:
Qulte a number of prominent North
Carolina educators have already been
asslgned to Important parts In the
program of the Assombly. These in?
cludo D. H. Hill, of the _\*orth Carolina
Agrlcultural and Mechanlcal College:
Superintendent R. J. Tlghe, of the Ashe?
vllle scliools; professor H. H. Williams,
University of North Carollna; Dr. J. L
Hobbs, Presldent Gullford College;
Presldent R. H. AVright, Eastern Caro?
llna Teacher Tralning School; Dr. W.
S, Rankln, of the Btate Board of Health.
Presldent F. P. Uob,good, of the Oxford
Semlnary; Mlss Annie Meade Mich
aux, State Normal College, Greensboro;
Superintendent C. L. Coon, Wllson city
schools; Prlnclpal Jno. Graliam, War
renton schools; Superintendent Harry
Howell. High Point schools; E. C.
Brooks, Trinlty College; Superintend?
ent G. W. Massey, Durham clty schools:
Superintendent T. B. Foust, Gullford
county schools; Superintendent' B. B.
Dougherty, Watauga, publlc schOO-S.
Those in toucji with the prelimlnary
arrangements declare that the Assem?
bly thls year wlll be one of the great?
est educational gatherlngs ever held
ln the State, and that th. t'.&cbfts' of
North Carollna, especlally in the. West*
ero sectlon of the State,- aro taking the
Iteenest sort of interest jh the .ap.
proaching meetlng 'and oo-operat|n$f
ln a most gratifying manner to make*
It a success.
The county school! One plctures lt
n one's mind as a low w'ooden bulld
ng, with a door opening upon the
rround, wlth naprow-paned wlndows
:hat are portlcularly glven to rattllng
svhen the wind blows and are by no
neans proof agalnst the creeping, in
jldlous cold of winter. There ia the
uevltable woodpjle,.at.which tho "big"
-oys take turns at wieldlng the axe,
j'ome witb ajj alr of sullen protest,
.thers regaTding lt as a pleasant re
splte Irom the i'rksomeriess of the
rchoolro'om. Th? 8Cho*3lroom is beated
-y a Btove that usually pres'ents a
?usty and deerepit appearance, and,
Jegplte tho frequent' xeplenishins-. lt
The ni-ee.lrtB ofc 1__> F-BM-II- Cou __r----Ow_l nintrlct t.noh-r?, recently n?.hl '? tlie " clly of r_t_-_l>ur?-, wn-. u
?re?t nhocmii. VI?;?-Pro?(ae?t <I. ?_*? !?._? ?-_!?, ?_ tli_ Wtntc 'lVneber_> AmhovIm. loui (.uperlnteudeitt II. 11, - o?ri, o( I'etcr
burg, N?d W. |t, 8mi-M.iyrt-l1.Ml1>- **? _..8--.?lni-_r l-lgh School, dC-_rv. __.ve.lul vvedlt for .bt) mucochn of tho
nwt 11 u. Ahaut AM ????*-_-? -??*? -? ??_?__?_?.?, Tk- P_le_i-h?r? T??cl_ .-<- A?-oclit tloa Old Itaelf proui t* eut_r
?ui__u_? tho vuuu* i?Mk?-N. Tfcirt wm ? 4?iict_?M-tio??tiu. u tko uuu- ii?w-?i--wiai. (h?,_wtiijiv.SiM??.mui *
.^*?dt_4_fiBfcM^^ .^ .. ... .?"'. .,;?'?;...???."'^ ?.
requlres, is very often insufflcient for
comfort ln severe weather. The acces
sorles of the schoolroom are of the
crudest descrlptlon, the sa'nitary con?
dltlons far from healthful. The
county school, as a type_ ls picturesque
in Illustration and story; It- serveg Its
purpose accordlng- to Its limltatlons;
but there ? can be _io ? questlon as to
the doslrahllity of modern iraprover
ments, as appjled to educattom Thls
is suclt a self-evldent fact that to en
large upon it is not alone siiperfluous,
but almost'an affro'nt.to an intelllgont
An Up to Date School.
. Tho Seventb Congressional District
Agrlcultural, High School .at. Mlddle
town, Va., ereotod at.a cost Qt J15.O00,
subsoribed by tbo people'of the'com
munlly. affords a splendid example of.
an up to date school building, equlpped'
with all modern lmprovements. Tho
school ls sltuated on the turnplko a
short distance from Mlddletown, and
occuples what ls probably .one of the,
rlnest slteS In the Shenandoah Valley.
It stands upon a sllght elevation, and
can be seen from all polnts, at tho
same tlmo coramandingr a view for
mlles of the most cxquislto scencry.
Thls plcturesquenoss of scenery and
surroundlngs should prove an insplra
tlon, It ls a well known fact tliat
some of tlie greatest brain work ever
glvon. to the world was accoinpUsbed
with the beauty ot nature as envlron
nient.. From every wlndow, in the new
achool bullding. thero ls a feast for the
eye that should awaken in the most
torpld brains a deslro for tho better,
noblar thlngs that knowledgo. brlngs.
Besidf!,- tlio commodlous class rooms,
furnlshed with overy convenlence, the
bullding contalns an audltorlum that
will seat comfortably 300 persons, and
rooms ospeclally designed for manual
tralning and domestic. solenco.
Tho eutiro bullding is beated and
ventllated by the hot-alr system, and
tho ganlt'ary condltlons are unexcelled,
There are persons no doubt who do
not fully appreclato tho necesslty for
tho proper sanltary condltlons, not
alone as regards tho physical well
being of the chlld, but the mental as
well. The brain of a healthy chlld
ls more active, more alort; he thmks
more rapldly, his receptivo facultles
arq keener. Nlno cases out of ton the
healthy chlld ls tho brlght chlld.
Prllici.iul nuil Tciifherx.
Professor John JR. Hutcbeson, gradu
La Grecque
Whether your figure is good or bad,
there is a La Grecque model that will
improve it. La Grecque Corsets not
only shape thc figure, but maintain
their shapc,
La Grecque Belt Corsets cure too
prominent abdomen and hips. They
navc a bclted abdomen that Avill not
stretch. Boncd with aluminoid tha}
will not break. Econbmical, as they
will outwear three ordinary corsets
and maintain their shapc to the end.
Do not be deceived by the patent
medicinc talk of some corset adver
tisers. ?
Try La Grecque Corset and
note the improYement in your figure
Style 4216, for alender flgures.... 12.00 up
Style 215, for slender flgures.. .|3.00 up
Style 783, for full flgures.$3.75 up
tyle 793, for heavy flgures ... .$3.75 up
afe of tho Vlrglnla Polytechnlo Insti
tuto, is principal of the school at Mld
dletown. Professor Hutcheson seems
to bo in thorough touch wlth his work,
and to havo tho best interests of the
school very much at heart. Ho pos
Besses tho rathor raro faculty of mak?
lng things go well ana smopthly,
without any very great apparent effort.
Ko ls tactful, prompt to act and con
veys the lmpresslon of belng able to
cope wlth omergencle...
The hlgh s.hool teachers are Miss
Nellio Graham. graduate of the Wlco?
mico Hlgh School, Sallsbury. Md., and
of the norraaJ department of AV*__hIng
ton College; Miss Myrna -Mlles, of Pow.
hatan Collqge, AV. A'a, who teoches
Datln and mathematlcs: Miss Bello
Larrick is teacher of tho slxth and
seventh grade: Miss Lucilie Paulkner,
fourth and flfth grades; Mlss-Vlata
DInges, second and thlrd grades; 'Miss
Alice 1-lnker, flrst grade or prlmary.
Misses Larrick, DInges and Rlnker
have been ldentlfled wlth the school
ror some years, and have beon untir
lng ln thelr efforts for lts success.
Miss Lucille Faulkner, who was a pu?
pil at Fort Ixmdoun Semlnary, AVin
chester, Va, has shown great adapt
ablllty as a teocher, and ls dolng good
work. if a department ot muslc ls In
troduced at tho school Miss Faulkner
wlll be the teacher. She was a pupil
at tho Baltimore Peabody Conserva
tory of SIusJc and ls a talonted must
Tho object of the school ls to edu
cate the country boy and glrl partic?
ularly for the life they aro to lead.
The boy is afforded a course ln agrl
culture and manual tralning. in con
junctton wlth hls academlc work.
There are twelve acres, ot land at
tached to the school, on whlch the
most Improved mothods in farmlng
wlll be demonstrated. The advantage
of a school where d boy recelves a
good, thorough educatlon and Is at
tho 6_me time taught farmlng, speaks
for itself. The farmor holds a very
well defined positlon ln tho world of
to-day, and he capnot afford to bo illlt
era to If ho would cope successfully
wlth exlstingr conditlons. There aro
great posslbljltles In the educatlng of
the comlng farmer, lt opens up a now
ora and practlcally_ does away wlth
the old conditlons. ""
Tralna for Country Ufe.
The Mlddletown School ln no way
tends to make a boy dlssatlsfled wlth
the country life. On the contrary, the
purpose of tho school ls to educato and
train the boy for the country life.
The same appllea to tho glrl. Tho
school affords her a thorough course
ln domestio sclonce. In other words,
she ls glven a systematlc tralning in
the thlngs that pertaln to the home.
Quotlng from some remarks along
these lines from ftllss Graham, teacher
of domestio scjence: "Make the glrl
reaJlzo that, cooking ls chemlstry?
certaln prlnciples undorlle it?and lt
ls not a learnlng of reclpes, mlxlng
and catlng."
The timo ls past, when housework is
regarded a3 menlai labor. Cooking
has become an art.
There is much more that could bc
sald of tho advantages afforded by the
Seventh .Congresslonal Dlstrlct Agrl?
cultural High School at Middlotown,
Tlme .vUl. only serve to emphasiza
these advantages.
The beautlful and Irapos|ng build?
lng is a monument not to memprlze
that which Ja past, but a monument to
higher, better things for tho future.
.Vashlngton and Grecnvlllo Inatltatlons to
*? C<mte?t to Viotory.
[Speclal to Th? TUnos-JDlspatch.]
?JVanhlngrtoi), N. C-." March 12.?-Snperln
t'ohdont h. B. Smlth, of tha . Qroenvlllo
Gradcd Schools. has been In tho'clty during
the past few daya |n qonferencewith Prof.
New.old. auperlntsndent ot Iho local
schools, ivrransiiig to hold a jolnt dcbate
between tho students ot tho two respectlvo
sohools. Tho debuto ls to bo held in tho
uudltoiium of tho Washlngton sohoola on
the night of Aprll 20. Thu quory declded
on ls: "Kcsolved, That tha Unlted States
Should Subsldlzo Her Morcliam Marlnu hi
Accordanco AVtth tho Humphray Blll,"
Washlngton wlll talco tho nog-atlvo and
Greonvlllo tho uftlnnatlve. Much Interest
ls belng* manlfostcd by tlio stiidonts of both
schools, nnd tho occasion proraises to bo
very interoattns.
Third Congressional Convention
Will Be Held March
25 and- 26. ,
[Special to Ths Tlmes-Dlsnatch..
Williamsburg, Va., March 13_Th?
Thlrd Congressional District Cooven?
tion of the Vlrgrlnla Stato ' Teachers1
Assoclatlon wlll be held ln this clty on
Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26.
and an interestlng and attractive pro
crram has been arranged by the com-.
mitteo ln charge. At least elghty
teachers are expected to attend thla
convention. and the visltor3 ejepected
wlll bring the attendance up to 360
or .00.
The general themo of dlscusslon will
be "What the Scbools of Thls Dlotrlct
Can Do for Tholr Environment." Th?
followlng is tho oflicial program;
Frlday, March 25, 1010, at AVllllara;
an. Mary College Chapel, 10:30'A. M.???:
Mornlng theme, "What ttfe School Can.'
Do tor Local Agrlcultural Progress."
"Agrlculturo tn the School." T. Ot
Sandy; "Agrloultural Clubs in Cumberw.
land and Goochland Countles," Super-'
intendent C. AV. Dlckerson, Jr.; "Round
Table on Publlc School Agriculture,"
1. ,0. Sandy. conductor; "AVhat Are tha
Essentlals?" J, H. Binford, Kichmond.
Frlday, 2:30 P. M., at Wllllam and
Mary Chapel?Afternoon theme. *'Whatr
the Schools Can Contrlbute to Com?
munlty Interests." "The Teachers* Con
trlbutlon to School Interest," A. B.
, Cbandler, Jr.; "Local Hlstory," Mlss!
Estelle Smlth; 'T_ocal Geography," Mlsa
Xoulio C. Kelly; "Local Manual Traln?
ing," Professor K. M. Crawford;.
Beautifylng tbo School Yards," Miss
Graves; 'How tho School Can Maka
the Boy Useful at Home," B. F. Ter
rell. Bound table on afternoon theme.
Friday ovenlng, 8 o'clock?Address oft
"Welcome; For WilJJamsburg, Kugh S.
Blrd; lor Wllllam and Mary College,
President ^t.yon G. Tyler. Address.
Professor J. 8. Thomas, Supervlsor of
Bural vSchools. for Virginia; address,
Hon. XV. H.' Mann, Governor of Vir?
Saturday at 0 A. M., at Wllllam and
Mary Chapel?Mornihg theme. "What
tho Publlc School Can Do for tha
Health of the Community." "Personal.
and Practlcal Hygiene." Dr. EnnloniG*
Williams; "lnstructlon and Dlrection
of sanltation," Professor J. W. Ritchie:
"Tho Dlrty Chlld Problem, and How to
Solvo It," A. H. Fitzgerald; "Medlcal
Inspectlon ln the School," Miss Racbel
Isaacson; 'Abnormal Children. and
How to Deal With Them," Miss B. E;
Schackleford; general round table on"
main themo and other school probi
lems, II. E. Bennett, conductor; Busi?
ness meetlng.
Saturday, 3 P, M., at Wiliiam and
Mary Collego Chapel?Address. Ex
amlner E. H. RusseU; Address, "Twqi
Ways of Teachlng," Professor C. J.
Hoatwole, Vislts to, Bruton Parish
Church, the Powder Horn and other.
places of hjstoi'ic interest.
The 1.1 fe Guard* are two reclm.nt?
of cavalry formlng part of tho British
household troops. They are galUnt
soldlers. and every loyal British heart
is proud of them, Not only the K.ing's
bousehold, but yours, ours, everybody's.
! should havo lta life guards. The need
jof themls espeolally great wh?_ 'th?
greatest foes of llfe. diseases, ? find
allles in the very elcments. as colds.
Influenza, oatarrh, tbe grlp, and pneu
monla do in the stormy month of
, Maroh. The best way that we )stj-~?l
of to guard agalnst these diseases la
to streiisfthen tbe system wlth,' Hoo-'*.
Sarsaparllla?tbo greatest of all llfe
guards. It romoves the oonditlona in
whiob these diseases make thelr most
successful attack. gives vlgoy and tone
to all the vital organs and functlons,
and imparts a genlal warmth to th?
blqod. R.momber the weakor the sys?
tem the greater the eocposure to dis?
ease, Hood's Soxsaparilla makes the,
system strong.
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