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331 jinninrtup "Ttff VOL. 3. SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, JULY 18; Jg c)5 NO. 2 pfji il A (pt fj w (J '1 V Li II U L THE SCHOOL. I A MASS MEETING, Tim rti.a vf n Secondary School. In compliance with a call issued some day previous, a meeting of the citterns of Sequachee and vicinity was held at the School house, Saturday, July 13, 1895, at 10:00 a. m. Mr. S. M, Lofty, Chairman, and Mr. Mark Martin, Clerk of the School Directors of the 7th district were present. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Wm. Owen, and Mr. Martin was chosen chairman of the meeting which he declined, and Mr. Wm. O wen was chosen Chairman of the meeting, and Mr. Thomas H. Hill, of the. News, was chosen secretary. Mr. Owen on taking the chair stat ed the object of the meeting to be looking to higher education, and to request thedirectors, to establish a secondary school in the district. It seemed a hardship to many who had children who had passed the primary stage to be obliged to send their chil dren a long distance and at great ex pense to get tecondary tuition. Our object should be to advance educa tion by all the means in our power and give the children and teachers every reasonable facility. Establish a secondary scuool here, and it-would be an inducement for people to send their children and ev en to come themselves to live in Sc quaehee. It might bo said that the education that the' were getting ' was equal to that obtained by their parents and grandparents, but that had nothing to d with it. The con dition of things have changed, and we must be abreast of the needs of the times. The question for the meeting to decide now wasr Do you want better education and a secondary school, and he hoped the matter would be thoroughly discussed. Mr? L. W. Gabel spoke strongly in favor of establishing a secondary school. . Mr. John T. Boyd said he appreci ated the condition of things and de sired that the principles of the Con - stitution of the United States guaran - teeing every citizen equal rights and privileges be not lost sight of. He had in his possession a document and m?intain therein one or more sec showing his ability to teach and in.ondary schools. Every secondary his long course of teaching he had al ways taught branches m excess of those required by the public school law. The patrons of the school are responsible for the success or failure of any school, lie was in favor of the highest order of education and would teach children by precept and example. He had always .tried to do his duty, but felt that this meeting . . ' ii was a reflection on him, ana ne thought that it was called too late and would injure the interests of the; school. Mr. Owen answering Mr. Boyd dis claimed any reflection on the charac ter of Mr. Boyd as a citizen, a., neigh- bor and a teacher, but said the object of the meeting was, Do we want a secondary school'?. Mr. Gabel said to ensure better school tuition he was willing to con tribute to extend the school funds a- vailable. Mr. Hill, being called upon, paid that, he endorsed what Mr. Boyd had said as to the duty of parents. No "matter how accomplished the teacher, if the attendance was irreg ular and uncertain, no good results could bo secured. He believed it to be the duty of every citizen to stand by the public school, and the high er the education that could be obtained, the greater the honor to the town, county and state. He was in favor of compulsory attendance as a protection to teachers. If the pro rata stood at 2.25 nei capita, as he understood it, the funds available for the district, for the' balance of the 1891 tax would be some &123.53 and urged tho.ie present to stand by the schools and school directors. Mr. Martin and Mr. Lofty being called upon spoke briefly. Mr. Chris. Wagner moved, That the directors be requested .to estab lish a secondary "school and that vote be taken by ballot. Seconded by Mr. Gabel. Mr. W. A. Pry or and Mr. A. Burn ett with the Secretary was .appointed a committee to take the vote and re ported; Yes. 13. No. 2. Acceding to a request, the Chair m:m read tne law relating to the es- ! tabllslimento 8CC011(lary schools, viz: 1 llTlie T)ilTco,s of oaeh school dis. trict, whenever the interests of the district shall require it, may establish school shall consist of a Principal, and when necessary, an assistant or assis tants may be employed. In every secondary school shall be taught the following branches: Orthography, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Gram mar, Geography History of Tennes see, History of the United States, con taining the Constitution of the Uni ted States, Elementary Geology of Tennessee, Elementary Principles of Agriculture, Elements of Algebra, Elements ot Plane Geometry, Ele ments of Natural Philosophy, Book keeping, Elementary Physiology and Hygiene, Elements of Civil Govern ment, and Rhetoric or Higher En glish. Practise shall be given m El ocution, or the art of public speaking. Vocal Music may be tanght, and no other branches shall be introduced except those incluaed in the 4th. A- mendment." Mi, T. B. Harris moved seconded by Mr. M. Burnett, That the Direct ors be respectfully .requested to take action on the application of the citi zens at this meeting as soon as possi ble. Mr. Lofty, Chairman of th School Directors, announced that as soon as a meeting of Directors could be call ed, action would be taken. On, motion, the meeting then ad journed. LOCAL- Mr. George Alder was in town, Thursday. 1 1 P . Mr. jwson selling truit trees vis ited us this week. Mr. Carlyle of Chattanooga was in Sequachee Thursday night. Go to Davidson's it vou want Ma son's fruit jars at $1.00 per dozen. H. J. Brown is now hauling lum ber to Sequachee out of Indian cove. Mr. John W, Johnson of Hector, Texas, has been added to our sub scription list. Dallas Dixon recently sent us some :is fine leltiirp ;is vi nvp.r s.iw. for whih we thank him. N Theflrst sweet coin of the season was gathered by Mrs JVm. Owen, July. 3rd. We made our first at tack Sunday, July 14th. We learn that Miss Tennie Owen has accepted a position as teacher in one of the public schools near Fort Worth, Texas. We purpose next Sunday to visit the Sequachee Sunday School in ses sion, a report of which visit will ap pear in the News. We are gratified to know that all the applicants for examination at the late Teachers' Institute boarding the train at Sequachee' received certifi cates above the per centage required. Mr. Matthew Henbridge formerly of Sequachee is now in Boston in the employ of Wright & Willis. Mr. Henbridge worked for this firm a number of years before f he came South. Austin Coppinger is responsible for the statement that previous to Democratic supremacy he could get &1 50 for a carload of bark, now he can get only $50 dollars but let that pass. Sarcopsylla penetrans and Pulex irritans, both n tive productions now abound in great profusion. From personal experiences we are moved to say with servant David: "Why do the heathen rage?" For public convenience Mr. Maik Martin keeps his school accounts at this office which are open for public inspection, but not to be loaned to anyone indefinitely. This also ap plies to our copy of the school laws. By and by we are going to ask the people to help make the driveway and complete the laying out of the grounds in front and side of the church. What has been done has paid for doing. We feel sure the people will not fail to complete the plan. People wlu go fishing and return with lurid stories of their catch must always produce the fish. We like 'em, so also with fruit and vegetables Jf you have anything phcuomiual, bring 'em along that we may inter view them. Mr. J. 1. Johnson has made a nice- j effect in painting the church, as he I did with Mr. Pearson's house close by. The bright and cheerful look of W these newly painted buddings sug gest to us what all the buildings in town might be with re'urning pros perity. In the trimming of these buildings, Mr. Johnson has, displayed jood taste. Now let the Deu chiian monument on the top of the church be re-modeled and a lattice put in the apertures underneath, and it will be neat and cite.