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.JMllll.lBHICK AT qaachee, Marion County, Tenn. KVEKV THUKHIIAT. HILL A SON, Editors and Publishers Subscription Price, 50o. a Year in Advince. ISTSi-ws and advertising matter to se cure insertion must be handed in before 12 oVlork cacti W"dnesday, or it may be too Into for publication. THURSDAY, Dkckmhkb 24, 1908 CHRISTMAS. Tomorrow is Christinas, the day of all the days of the year, that means the most to the human family, taken from our standpoint of earthly things the birth of the promised Savior. We trust you will celebrate this day in no unseemingly manner, ever mindful of what it means, and what it should be. It was not intended for a saturnalia, but rather for an expression of love and sympathy. It was not intended for an expression of evil such as may be obtained by communion with a whiskey jug, but rather as an expres sion of sentiments and feelings the most delicate and lofty the human mind can devise. Therefore let the day be spent in pure good will towards men, with your heart overflowing with love and kind ness toward all mankind. Doing thus you will feel that life is truly worth living, and that it is good to be alive. Take the sordid spirit from thy soul, and open it to the paeans of the an gels. May they fill it with sweet feel ings towards men and God, for if to wards men, it surely will be towards God. Prof. J. B. Havron, of Whitwell, has an extensive article in this issue, which no doubt will arouse vconsider able comment; both pro and con. He is greatly interested in the furtherance of the interests of the schools in this couni7, which have not been advanc ing at the rate tbey should, and takes the News as a fair medium in which to express his views. He wields "a cutting pen, and perhaps hits a little more heavily than he should, but it sometimes takes very vigorous lan guage to get interest centered in a matter. School interests have lan guished greatly in this county, spec ially so since the Institute got over to Monteagle and all the voting of the Marion teachers couldn't bring it back again. Let us wake up to the interests of the schools. By J. B. HAVRON. "We all know that children of the ' but that is incommodious, ill-adapted. schools ! unhygienic, or otnerwise unni ror school purpose". an" tbln n fHce of the fact that we are yearly building Wedding Ring Story. It was the habit of the Rev. James Spurgeon, grandfather of the great preacher of that name, to pray each evening under a certain oak tree in a secluded wood in Honeywood park. One night he dreamed, the story goes, that Satan appeared and threatened to tear him in pieces if he followed his accustomed route to the tree. There was another path by which he might go in safety. Remembering his dream, Spurgeon felt sorely tempted to take the route in which Satan was not. But tt is would be to capitulate. Trem bling in every limb, he made his way by the path in which the danger lay. He reached his goal in safety, and in prayer and song returned thanks for delivery from peril. When his prayer had ended he rose to " return. In his path lay a piece of solid gold "as large as a curtain ring. " All inquiry rail ing to discover an owner, he retained it, and when he married had his wif' weddinar ring made from his curious find. fThere Is more Catarrh in this seution o t he country than all other diseases nut. tncrfithur'. and until tbo last few years was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pro nnnniwd it a local disease, and prescrib ed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, nrnnnnnnfld it incurable. Science bas nroven catarrh to be a constitutional and therefore requires consti tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F, J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu tional cure on the market. It Is taken internally In doses of from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys tem. They offer one hundred dollars for any ease It fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold bv all druirtrlsts, 75c. Hall's FarcUy Pills are trie best. Thank You. Mr. W. C. Hill, associate editor and publisher of the Sequachee Val ley News, has yielded to the gentle cooing of Cupid's Dove and embark d nnnn the sea of matrimony The - i young lady who U fortunate in secur ing Mr- Ilill as life partner was Miss Ruby Virginia Chadwick, daughter of Hev. and Mrs. W. A. Chadwick of Victoria. May their pleasures be legion and their sorrow lew. ai- taraont Comet. Osat Bs Hopeless. about vourselC when you're crippled with rheumatism or stiff joints of tried lots of things and thv failed. Trv Ballard's Snow Lini meat it will drive away all aches. rutins snd atiffnPM Snd leHT VOU SS wn roo nrr were. Sold by Se nnatchie. Snpply Stor. KfutaiS last two decades in our public have not been educated. With all onr training we have trained nobody. With all our instructing we have in structed nobody." Woodrow Wilson, President of Princeton University. The above indictment against the American sytem of education in our public schools, coining as it does from one of the most successful and learned men among the educators of our coun try, cannot fail to put, at least, a few sensible people to thinking. In very truth should it not cause every parent and every person interested in the un foldmeut of the mind of the young to take a little time and study why this endictment should be made so boldly unqualified? Two decades twenty years ! and yet no schools that educate ! No teachers nor trainers that teach or train! This endictment, you will observe, was made by an Eastern man ; and the statistics made use of to sustaiu its contention, are taken in most part from the school records in those states which have the most perfected school systems, and the very best schools and teachers in our whole land. Therefore, a pertinent question is: if such a con dition obtains in the public schools, of the most forward states, educationally, among the states of the Union, what must be the real condition and status of the public schools of Tennessee whose star is so near the nadir' - And, too, what are the good, conscientious and thoughtful citizens of Marion county going to do when they face squarely the truth of this statement: In point of illiteracy our county's po sition among the ninety-six counties of the state, numbered from the bot tom, is the thirteenth, or from the top, eighty-fourth ! If these statements are really true, no man who is a citizen of our county, and who believes that there is a vital, a divine, and an all-compelling reason why the young mind should be nour ished by, and let to develop under the most inspirational influences possible, can with impunity of conscience or of economical welfare escape some very great obligations now upon him. Perhaps, in the plan of Divine Econ omy there may be umbrage for some of us from hell's heated rays under cover of our own ignorance; but for those of us who are not ignorant of the appal ling conditions of the public schools of Marion County, and yet do not seem to care to stop or make an effort to stop the engine of illiteracy that is crush ing out the ambition and spirit of hun dreds of our children every year, fos tering an alarminjs spirit of indiffer ence in so many homes to educational advantages and the immnmtie and blessings which it guarantees its- pos ftemor. and otherwise transmittals: its baneful and blighting germ to the fu tore, an orthodox bell seems a (Ming reward : or else., thro the werkiowg of the inexorable Law of Compensation there surelv must coese to us- a fall measure of a deep sense of shame' t For twenty years, and perhaps, long er, what conaitioni aoes tn recura on our public schools, in so far, indeed, as we may have any, disclose to those who would investigate -Is it good to reflect upon' Does it reveal the Cos mic Urge or the progressive spiait'f Is it what it might have beent Who! Mr. Quizzer, you should not ask such pertinent and embarassing. questions ! I have not the time to review the re cord that we have made, and which cannot be unmade. Nor is it necessar ily relevant to our purpose. The pres ent condition offers plenty of material for an extended article. Bnt it must be rememliered that the present condi tion is bnt the product of of conditions proceeding and inseparable. I take it that before I launch any endictments against the present lethar gy that is manifest among so many pa rents of onr county with reference to the education of their children, that everyone will admit that tbe young life is the fallow field of the parent hood, and that the harvest is always directly proportional to the quality and quantity of work done in this field. Believing so firmly this to be true, I have no excuses nor apologies to make to those who may happen to read this paper. I only submit that its purpose is one single; a plea and a prayer for our boys and girl. We dare not make a statement that cannot be sustained, nor indulge in any muck-raking language, for fear that some one would think that the purpose of this paper is to charge some special person or persons with the re sponsibility for our present conditions. when we only hope iw to arouse ev ery citizen to a personal sense of bis own responsibility for oar present con ditions, and, if possible, to let him feel a deep sense of an 'obligation resting upon him which he must discharge if we are to make any advancement or improvement in our public school sys tem commensurate with our possibil ities and opportunities. I make the following charges or counts against our system of Public School Education: Count 1. THERE IS XoT ONE MODERN PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILD ING IN MARION COUNTY. Save for some half dozen exceptions this endictment could be made broader by adding that there is not one among the si it j-four public school building more of these makeshift houses for which the county pays the paltry sum of from four to six hundred dollars and christens an institution of learn ing. I have in mind a row of about seven such buildings strung along one of onr public highways. , none of which, tak en in order, is outside of an ordinary school bell's range with the wind un favorable. My personal knowledge of the facts justifies me in the statement that Wm. K. Vanderbilt, at Biltmore. N. C. . has decidedly better houses for his pigs than Marion county builds for her childrens' education, and too, I might add, that there is no sign of prodigal expenditure in the construct ion of this piggery, but on the other hand, there is plainly manifest a true and simple sense of economics, hygiene and proportion. In many of our public school build ings we find very good desks, tho they bespeak for their users a spirit of van dalism. Teachers or parties in charge, have permitted them to be scarred, marked up, burst and in some in stances wholly torn to pieces; while in some of our school buildings are to be found benches and things upon which children are compelled to sit and work which ought long since to have been gathered up and presented to a dime museum out of respect to the dear past. And we take it that the con tractors or those who let their construc tion, either .studiously avoided making or having made a place for some kind of library, or else,, believing that the present conditions wookl forever ob tain, they thought it useless expense. Bad enough in either or any case ! In real truth everything seems to indicate that our school boards, commissioners and authorities haw d'esaaed it suffic ient that boys and girls need nothing more than a smattering: knowledge of the three R's with which to meet . life and its responsibilities-! Count 2. THERE IS ABSOLUTE LY NO INCENTIVE TO' THE STUDY OF LITERATURE.. BIOGRAPHY, AND INSPIRATIONAL. SUBJECTS. In some of our rural sultool buildings there are some books which were bought, perhaps, at exorbitant prices. These answer for libraries! There is some very good literature among them, which, were it not for the fact their artistic and literary value- are greatly depreciated by virtue of. being printed on dime novel paper and. done in cheap cloth and imitation leather, would be of inestimable value. Tho the most serious objection to thoiru is that they are almost w holly un adapted to the needs of.the pupils. There is a great need of a broader and deeper knowledge off literature, es Specially among our toatifaera and at I least, an incipient knowledge among : the more advanced students. But less than -1 per cent or. tne students of our public schools are leaving them with but little more knowledge of the great masterpieces of our literature than they haply get in tifthi or sixth read era. It is hardly possible for a teacher to keep alive and burning the vestal fires of inspiration, unless he drink of ten from the great,, inspirational sourc es furnished thru, literature. If our school children make: the very best of their opportunities, and become great, it is, we may, lm nearly every case safely say, thatithajf received an in spiration. Meu audi women become great not thrmhhe; Lastrnmentality of him who impartte: uwet facts, but thru him who lnspiiues. toy supplying a no ble ideal. But tibia inspiration, after it comes to the ukiiLd, the boy, the gill, unless it be kept alive, it dies oat, leaving him, on her in a more danger ous condition, ihum before, for he ar gues to hiiuatdf in, face of his reverses, What's the use of an education! any way; 1 d rather make money. there fore, if ous children's souls are aot fed from the great world of inspirational biography and literature, it were strange and unusual, indeed, titat they, despite circumstance and disadvan tages, lise to higher heights. And, too,. if our teachers touch not frequently the lives of great men and stimulating minds, bow shall we expect our child ren to become better than, tbem who for the simple lack of inparation cam not supply it No boy or girl can read the life of Westinghouse without being thriUtd, nor the life of the man who, thro monumental difficulties, reverses and superstitions, working incessantly for twelve years in almost vain hope, tied together two great continents by a wire rope thro which an Englishman within a few seconds exchanged con gratulatory greetings with an Ameri can, How can the great speeches of Burke, Hayne or Webster fail to pro dace great and lasting effect upon the life of any aspiring boy or girl? Em erson on "Self Reliance' is a veritable source of inspiration to any teacher. Do onr teachers get these advantages our boys and girls? Why not give them a chance with good and whole some literature to put a-ttame the Div inity within themt Count 3. OUR BOYS AND GIRLS AREALL LEAVING SCHOOL BE FORE THEY REACH THE NINTH GRADE. According to our superintendent's report in the Annual Statistical report of the state for last year, there are on ly 186 students enrolled in the eighth grade. Beyond that the columns un der higher grades are blank. Last yenr the enrollment according to grades stood thus: First grade, 1,013; second, 1,168; third, 1.503; fourth, 1,605; fifth. 1.364; sixth, 767; seventh, 394; eighth 186. Evidently there is somethiing wrong with this grading, yet it. is sufficiently correct to make It clear that something is radically wrong ei ther with the schools, the teacher, the parent, or the officials in charge like ly all. Of the total enrollment of the state a little less than 8 percent reach the eighth grade, and of the total en rollment of Marion county a little less than 3 per cent reach the eighth grade ! A little United States History, a lit tle geography, a little arithmetic, a little writing,, virtually no grammar, a little algebra that is all, and then the student has all that be caa get in the publio schools of Marion County. Seriously, reader, what mannr of peo ple are we to sit complacently by and softer such a condition? A little algebra, half a dozen, theor ems in geometry, a hazy conception of rhetoric these constitute the bes ed ucational menu our schools offer,, serv ed, at most, only 91 times a year last year's average school term being only 91 days. What goes with the other 109 days which every student is justly en titled to' And bow shall we esmsae ourselves in face of the fact that less than hall of the 5,782 (white) scholas tic population is not in regnlar afcbendh ance each year; that 75 per cent, el those in regular attendance lose over 20 per cent, of the ninety-one days which the comity so graciously gives them.; that fully 85 per cent. of. those enrolling in first grade, leave before they reach the seventh grade; that the children iiv Marion county are getting on an, average less than 9.91 years of; 200 days each of schooling in a. life time; tho. last year only twenty-seven were enrolled in the elements of. Ag riculture,. 35 in the elements of Book keeping, 84 in the elements of Geome try and so'Oia Think, reader, of what thie-mean industrially ! We are turn ing' out hundreds of children every- year- into the worm s activities,. uw factories, the trades, the industries,-. as ignorant and! almost as helpless as kitf tens. They aire turned out into a world of fierce competition utterly unfit to compete, ihtxwa world of splendid op portunity and possibility without, the training or intellectual powers to - see the opportaniiies, much less to take advantage of them. And so when the tidal , was off bard times comes, we, .of Marion County, contribute a large quota Of our boys and girls- to the swelling armies of helpless men. and women. In simple truth and sinwerity, it seems that if less than five perrcent. of our boys and girls are leaving- the schools -bef on they complete their-sec- ondarm oourees. it is high tin.- thaifl the people of Marion countyv should face the problem squarely and honestly. and find its solution. Count 4. THE DIGNITY,' OJF A TEAGHERSK' CALLING INv QUR COUNTY. MEASURED INS DOIi, LARS ANO CENTS, IS BELOWVPAB. Marion county paid to her,' teachers an average- salary of $36.80 Jastt year forraitormi a f onr monthsaw'.a. half; The teachers themselves paid omtr in order to enriov this distinction.. aiut twenty dollars on a average, includ ing board: ait Monteagle, railroad fare, nrimanw hlhaerskin. chewing. RUi. et cetera ad infinitum dowbtleae, and average profit of six or oightt dollars per montit. These profitable uosttions 'would naft attract some oil our- efBcient booza-fisrhters and benefactors,, who during; oiection, distribute ruonuy and rum, frflely, and draw $800, on $1000, plus- pen-, in the interim Now.;, the question is up toitfae people-oft Marion county. Eveiiyvadvanced andi advancing state-or, nahion of the world is advancing the dieniter of tha- teatthor's position by, pajyng; Jkim a sal anw ossnmensurate with tiuet work he doe and the importance oft his posir tioiu Is it any wondeivtihaft we ham ! note a corps of efficient!, teachers andi uhmonghly qualiJiedT The wonder its that we have sf.smany, etellent teaaUt : ens as we do hatve. Thane, doubtless, ia not a teacher in the comnty but wno I not worth ;uch mom than the &a& iTvhnla PAttinff. What inducement ted, practical and efficient teaching force? Abwlutely none! We cwinot tret them tvr we aao not payiag the price that it takes b get them. There is no infective to tise teachers of the county to go to the- expense of better preparing tbemselrres for ths work. Teachirg in Mama county baa always been looked upon as a meana to an end and nut, as it should, an ed within itself. So long as this orvsdition oty tains, just so long will we save a sys tem of pnblio education which is a shame and a reproach to any people. Teachers of New York State receive aa average salary of $9401 per month for a term of nine months. Massachus etts pays very nearly the sain a. All the states which lead in productive ac tivities pay large salaries. Teaching in these most advanced states is no more looked upon as a temporary make shift It bas become a regnlar occupa tion, and as a result skilled teachers are in demand. To prove the truth of the contentions of this count 70a, reader, may ask yonr connty board of education, if tbey have not found it very true that it is useless to under take to get professional teachers for the aalariM which the county -offers. That many of our teachers are almost wholly unqualified to teach, doubtless would be admitted without argument. yet there is not one, I dare say, but who is rendering a far greater service to the people of the county than many of our officers and lawyers who are sucking $00 to $1000 so graciously from the teat of the county treasury and from the pockets of the people ; snd on the basis of morals as a qualifi cation, I dare say, that there is not one so incompetent as some of our officers, who are making much more than tb teachers drawing the highest salary in the county. Such a condition seems to put a pre mium upon rascalty, incompetence, and immoralty, and lower the dignity of tbe professions of those who labor to uplift mankind. To Gehenna with such a condition! let us right about! Count 5. OUR TRAINING LEADS TO NOTHING. This endictment is made here not because it has any immediate reference to the subject in band except in so far that, on account of its gravity, it may be an incentive to some to study tbe importance of this paper's contention. When it is considered that all onr boys and girls are leaving the school before they reach the ninth grade or finish the secondary course, it should cause ns t reflect and ask, "What have our schools prepared er fitted our boys and girls for'" Notbiuir leads to craftsmanship. No incentive is given to our boys to learn to DO' something useful.. The-head, and sometimes the heart get a' little training,, but the hand is taught absolutely nothing. No trade; no manual training-; no tools; no machinery;, no laboratory- lvotbing in fact except; "Johnny! gett 1 study in that jogafy? !V And Johnnie does n't see any we, and, perhaps, fur Johnnie, there in't, bat if! you: would give him tools under a real. te;iclier, who knows hVys,. or a test; tube in a laboratory,. Johnnie would in all pro bability do and that with a great joy, without any iiisiuicfiion: served on hiui. Hence, if all omt boys will not) take an academic training,, we niilit give ttbem incentive t become skilled" labor ers, a productrwbich America is sorely. in. need of ; 07 else enconregemuntt to become intelligent,- industrious and successful: farmers.. So we may ton- olnue- this ondioranent auainsti onr jwbools with the observation. thai none ofi our schools seeks to discowen any. tendency the bey or girl may have which if could be discovered and dii rooted, would to a, large extBnh, selve the problem of nonrattendauce. We may, pertinently, ask,, aftear we have discovered some mechanical,, ar chitectural or othen tendencies,, huw shall, wa develop thiamin onn boy As ittis,-, there is nothing; but misfits- be tween adaptation; and opportunity a while- we are educating- would it not be well to, consider, that schools onght todevelop thahnatnral.tendenoy in boys and gjrl8-a. love fon GHOW- INGrthings -and, MAKING, things' Countre.. OUR. COUNTY' (SOURT IS'EIZEHEBi WH0HLY INGQMPET- ENTi OR WHOLK& INDIFFERENT AS. TOUGHING. ITS- DUXH WIXB jRE EER ENGE , TO; O UB, SCHOOLS-. I "Whenitbe moneyvderived from, the sohoolifnndiand taBes imposed by, the State 6n the counties-shall not be suff hcienttto keep up a. public sahooli fon five months in the year in, tbe. school districts- in, the county, the Countav Court(shall levy. an. additional tax sufr ficient.forrthis purpose or.shall submih the propositioniteua vote oftthe people,. and may. levy, ai tax to prolong, then ! school beyond. the five months, sa Bad Blood lathe cause of all humors, eruptions, boils, pimples, scrofulous sores, ecicma or salt rheum, as well as of rheuma tism, catarrh and other troubles. The greatest blood remedy for nil th:! troubles, proved by its unequal d record of cures, is Hood's Sarsaparilia In usual liquid form or In lin.-n!iii.t tablvti known asSarsatabs. 1U01om$i. to be levied on all property, polls and priwlieges liable to taxation, but shulll not exceed the entire state tax.'" Chapt 101, Acta 1897, sea 40. Whether- tfais body has done Urn duty with, reference ta our schoufc is not a matter of its own conscience to judge for. ift is generally conaeedid a touching, ihj functions with najfir ejce to the- educational activity and jsome othen itaportanttnatters, itejow- ws exceedtmiis consci'jnce. , Low polihiics bas played an imiort- ant part im Jhe past history ofi fcn un representative aggjaegation at thing absolutely detrimental to alll worthy and honfis effort Jar genenaJl educa tional plaiting, nd, too, ttlbis body of renfntativesi;i() has evidently been amenable tai influence for two decade which ha.re thwarted all incen tive im educational matter w interest, it barciag been cm posed at times of som grossly igjuorant m and irre- spousibles, i.e.,, if a proper conception of t ethics jfoverning; one's official reeiionsibility? be thej standard by wMch we miast judge. It as mucb effort bail been put for ward in putting thru &ppropriationsand ueasares touching educational inter ests, as there have been efforts put forth in railroading thru the court ap propriations, benefactions to alien pur poses, increases of salaries, ex officio fees, doctor's accounts, and general unaudited accounts against the county, etc., today we would have three high schools with industrial trades, and ag ricultural departments, and tbe coun ty's assets would be easily a half a mil lion more. Connt 7. THE RATIO OF THE EXPENDITURES FOR LODGE HALLS AND CHURCHES TO THAT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS 18 ENTIRELY TOO GREAT. We do not suppose there is anyone who would make argument against putting money in these beneficent in stitutiocs, but certainly there must le some thin? vsrv wronr when we are bcildiiijf beautiful churches and car oetinff handsomlv onr secret order hulls to the gross neglect of our school Imildings. In the town where the wri ter lives there is alioiit seven times as much money invested in lodge halls and chnrches as there is in tbe pnblio school building. The churches sre reasonably modern and well furnished, but the school building bss evolved its present bnrn-liVe shape and size, in the conrse of some fifty years. Into this building and its temporary annex, gather every day some two hundred and twenty-fire to two hnndred and forty children with plastic and im pressionable minds, capable of intmite growth and development. It is doubt ful whether this many children go to all the Sunday schools of the various churches of the town every Sunday, , and seriously qnestidfysble whether thw Sunday schools are giving. ay iar spiri'tnal food than the secular schools. Certainly, if the teacher be a conseevn- ted mm. or woman, there is but little doubt Shat the Becwlas school Is doing- vastly aiore than both tbo lodges and churches, judging front the Material they work with, quantity and qualityV considened. Even with bat 91 school days and eight hours in- the year, some three or Sour thousand ycuug. lives in Marion, county are being tuuehed unl inspired every day and-made to grow and uufeld, only to, be withered irod blighted by shameful indifference of someone to the advantages offered by the public school; while on the other ' hand the Church thru iitK Sunday schools- is not reaching, more than half this- uiany tor 53 days of, oria- hour euch in the year. But', whether theGburchi is-perform ing ite-'whole duty by. the child is- no concern oft this article, bun id should le a question for serious thought when., the men of the county, put fbom five to ten times as much money in. churches and. lodges as they do in, school houses and: receive results which, .tuking every bhing.into consideration,, see inverse ly.,, proportional to the iiivostments. Cont 8. THE: COST TO THE'. COUNTY OF CHJMHUIiS AND. PAUPERS XVJieP V1.CENTV 1EIIS. sex- 3, ring,- 'paidi ttri taxv re- rtft6 none ted to. illiteracy nd oritne- Hfigh Taxes. Have our editors,, lawyers, preachers, andi school authorities' enough of the icon oclastic spirit to biwak down and de giffov this dolusioni of ours tbatr the court house-and jailhsre the panaceas . W all our ills? Oivwill this dear seta jyet a little- while- tonger accept the present comufonsat a necessary evil, . , . (or as a condition, htuat "a little more iu uav' . ... ..,, . nend'f Bi!25t 1 anoi'J J out J A burl Y nail to mdf h none Jn. ;ge.-to IV and poverty spell (time wilh solve-V" Are this afore mentioned elect few immune' torn all! criticism, and cenawre for their silenoe during two decadif on educational in terest in;Marioni lhjr virtue off their in fluential: positrioni or corner on superior? intelligence,, on- siudl we consider theuu all the more- blaone-wcrthy amd guilhyr because of these immunities? The truth is, readess; there ai so many men in, Mivcit.ni county wh have eur joyed official positions orr some other distinctions, e special fawrs from Mem U time tjbr ilWgitimato-or base msttk ods, thah hhr is none vv4o dare ft sail Ihe skillet fceack. . Genecal incompetency either nanally or educsutiunally, has been too, eften evident ia most all tr county effices for the- Bt two decants and evwa ye' a clean life snd inte'tfiigent head, is not at all essential to eligibility. 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