NEW SERIES-VOL. I-NO. 1.
Bartow County Teachers in Annua!
an interesting time among
Those Who Provide the Mental
Pabulum for the Youth of Bar
The Teachers’ Institute of Bar
tow county met in annual session
at the west side school building in
Cartersyille Monday morning, July
Bth, 190 E
After the devotional exercises
■conducted by Prof. R. A. Clayton,
county school commissioner, Prof.
J. H. Jolly, of Ford, was elected
secretary, and the following com
mittees were appointed: Commit
tee on looking after the order of
room, Misses Bonnie Hendricks.
Sallie Wofford, Anna Foute; com
mittee on resolutions, Profs. Fred
Branson. J. T. Addington and Mrs.
W. V. Whittenburg. Miss Bertha
Stubbs was requested to act as or
ganist. A motion was then made
and passed that the Institute hold
one session a day, opening at 8:30
a. m.. and closing at 12:30 p. m.
Prof. Clayton in his opening
talk, which was full of good sug
gestions and wholesome advice,
impressed upon the teachers the
importance of the week’s work,and
gave a brief review of the progress
made by the county schools during
the last year. While there was
much that could be favorably said,
still he feared that the interest and
improvement on the part of some
of the teachers had fallen far short
of what might have been expected
of those engaged in so noble a
Prof. J. H. Jolly having been ap
pointed to conduct the Institute
during the first day’s session, now
took charge. He first made a pre
liminary talk, expressing his ap
preciation of the honor conferred,
his pleasure at the opportunity of
mingling again with the Bartow
teachers after an absence of a few
years,and congratulating the school
commissioner and teachers on the
splendid educational work that
was being done throughout the
The remaining part of the day
was devoted to the subject of read
ing as taught in the public schools.
After some general remarks on the
intrinsic and comparative impor
tance of the subject,and a carefully
prepared paper entitled “Supple
mentary Reading in Schools,” op
portunity for discussion was given
to the members of the Institute,
which was taken advantage of by
many of the teachers in an able
and interesting manner
The view’s of Mrs. W. V. Whit
tenberg on the word-method were
tersely expressed and were in
thorough accord with those of the
most, eminent and successful edu
cators of the present day. A few
of the teachers insisted that they
found the alphabetic method ca
pable of producing good results, and
from the way they looked at the
matter better adopted in their re
spective communities. Miss Ann
McCormick and Prof. Addington
were of this number and addressed
themselves pointedly to the ques
tion. The discussion at times
waxed warm and some home thrusts
were made, but good humor pre
vailed throughout and the situa
tion was never strained.
The teachers were glad to have
with them Prof. Ronald Johnson,
•of South Georgia, a grizzled vete
ran in the cause of education, hav
ing sp_nt nearly fifty years in the
work of the school room, and well
known to all the older citizens, of
Bartow county and surrounding
section by reason of his long and
successful career among them as a
teacher. To Prof. Johnson was
accorded the privilege of talking as
long and often as he pleased, and
he never failed to say something
interesting and helpful to the
teacher. He delivered some en
tertaining remarks of a general
and reminiscential character, be
sides enlightening them on the
subject in hand.
The interest in the subject of
reading never waned, and various
■ phases of it were considered. The
question having been raised as to
whether a reader well versed in
elocution derives more real good
from his reading than ene not thus
J gifted, Prof. Branson said that the
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CARTERSYILLE. GEORGIA. THURSDAY, JULY 11, IDOL
purpose of reading is thought-get
ting, and that it was possible for a
"ery poor reader from an elocu
tionary standpoint to understand a
printed article and get all there is
1 he present text books on read
ing in use throughout the ccunty
were considered and compared with
readers formerly and elsewhere
taught. Miss Mamie Jones, while
of the opinion that some of the
books of the “Stepping Stones to
Literature” series are rather too
difficult for the average pupil,
thought they that they contained
some decided advantages over other
Thus ended the work of the first
day, which was pronounced satis
factory and successful, and the In
stitute stood adjourned.
TUESDAY, JULY 9TH.
Institute opened with increased
attendance. Devotional exercises,
conducted by Mr. R. A. Clayton,
consisted of songs by the teachers,
leading of scripture lesson by Prof.
Boyd and prayer by Prof. Branson.
Prof. Clayton prefaced the morn
ing’s work with one of his earnest
and helpful talks. He encouraged
the teachers in their efforts towards
increased efficiency, and stressed
the importance of their availing
themselyes of all the means and
helps provided by the advanced
age in the teaching profession.
He cited them to a list of publica
tions, some of which could be ob
tained free of cost, and commended
them to the Institute.
Prof. R. L. Boyd, of Stilesboro,
then assumed charge and made a
short speech which caught the at
tention of the teachers and created
a pleasant atmosphere for begin
ning the morning’s work.
Arithmetic being on the pro
gramme for the second day, Prof,
Boyd soon succeeded in placing
the Institute in rn arithmetical
frame of mind, and led off in an in
structive exposition of the best
methods of teaching a class of be
ginners. He gave a blackboard
illustration of his methods in teach
ing notation and numeration, and
then took up the four fundamental
principles ot addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division. At
this stage, the discussion took ail
informal turn and was engaged in
by a number of teachers. Profs.
Walker, Stokely, Addington. Bran
son and others joined in and lotind
t.d up the discussion. Long divis
ion, by common consent, was re
garded as the hardest subject to
handle successfully, and various
suggestions were made for the pur
pose of making it an easier one
taught. The secretary laid aside
the minutes long enough to ask
the question whether it was neces
sary to teach small children the
reason of every step in the process
of long division. Prof. Boyd was
of the opinion that wherever pos
sible the reasons should be given.
At 10:30 an intermission of fif
teen minutes was given,after which
there was more arithmetic.
Methods of teaching fractions
were presented by the leader in a
manner that invested a dull sub
ject with considerable interest. A
lively but pleasant dialogue result
ed from differences of opinion re
garding such questions as why the
divisor should be inverted in the
division of fractions, etc., the star
actors being Profs. Boyd and John
son. Prof. Johnson made the point
that mathematics is the only exact
science and that in arithmetical
operations, methods may be expe
dient and still not mathematical.
Prof. Boyd then took up percen
tage and interest, and while not
claiming the merit of originality
for all the methods which he used,
insisted that his treatment of per
centage and partial payments was
his own. His solution of an ex
ample in partial payments was
quick and plain and struck the
teachers as the best possible solu
The hour for adjournment draw
ing close, Mr. R. A. Clayton as
cended the rostrum, and in a few
pointed remarks called attention to
the need of the teachers of study
ing with increased zeal the great
science of mathematics.
The teachers noted with pleasure
the presence of three members of
the board of education: Messrs.
Montgomery, Vincent and Her
ring. Col. Montgomery was called
on and responded enthusiastically
to the interest and pleasure of all
present. He was glad to note the
good work being doue and could
not see how any teacher in the
county could afford to absent him
self from the Institute unless pro
The meeting then stood adjourn
ed until the next day.
NITS A TICKET
For the Democrats to Nominate
WHITNEY AND HARRISON MATES
Would Combine the East and the
Westand Make a Winning Team
Says Mr. Jones.
The Rev. Sam Jones, who says
he is neither a democrat nor a re
publican, but just simply a gentle
man, has returned from a trip
through the southwest and he
brings back with him a political
suggestion that is at least interest
ing if not conclusive.
Whitney and Harrison, he de
clares, should be the democratic
ticket for 1904. Fie intimates that
he might almost be willing to vote
such a ticket, and he firmly be
lieves there are enough other peo
ple in the country who will do so
to elect it.
“In the first place,” said Mr.
Jones to a Journal reporter this
morning, “it would harmonize both
elements in the party and this is
absolutely necessary to success.
“Whitney would command the
respect of the element that has
brains and money and Carter Flar
rison would carry the west. Thus
the democrats could catch both the
east and west with such a ticket.
“And let me tell you, bud, the
party that don’t command the con
fidence of the brains ana money of
the country ain’t going to win—
and the silverites. you know,haven’t
“Besides, both Whitney and Har
rison are good men. Neither have
ever made themselves obnoxious
to the other wing of the party, so
that they would be easy men to
harmonize on. Whitney can carry
New York and Harrison can carry
Illinois —that’s enough right there,
“The west will demand recogni
tion on the ticket and she must
have it if the democrats are to win.
As for Bryan he is out of the ques
tion. He is one of these rather-be
right-than-president sort of fel
lows —and, as the fellow said, he’ll
never be either.
“Now% if the party will agree on
two such men as Whitney and Har
rison it can win next time. But,
of course, it will be necessary to
shelve Chairman Jones. He has
been dead for ten years, but for
some reason his obsequies have
been postponed. Now, if the party
will put such a man as Gorman, of
Maryland, in charge of the cam
paign, the republicans won’t be in
it next time.
“Besides both Whitney and Har
rison are the republican paity has
some hard sledding ahead of it. It
is just going up against its poiicy
if imperialism and there’s no tell
ng what sort of chickens that set
ting is going to bring forth —it’s
just as liable to be ducks as alli
“Then, too, it has reduced the
war taxes, the only thing that
ever gave it a surplus, and there’s
no telling where that’s going to
lead to. I’m satisfied they’ll have
a deficit in less than four years,and
then there’ll be more bond issue.
Then the country will be ripe for
a change. If the democrats don’t
win next time it 11 be their own
fa. Lt. I’m not trying to run things,
but I do hate to see a man or a
party keep on acting the fool.
“What do you think of the sou
thern man for president idea, Mr.
Jones?” asked the reporter.
“I never think about nothing
until I try to go to sleep and can’t.
Then it’s a good thing to do. But
that southern man for president
business isn’t an idea —it’s an hal
lucination. It would mean two
democratic tickets, just like it did
before. Of course, it may be all
right for a subject to harp on dur
ing a dull summer, but we want to
be careful to forget it before elec
Judge A. W. Fite convened the
legular July term of Bartow Supe
rior Court last Monday morning.
The juries were discharged until
the first Monday in November,
when au adjourned term will be
held and jurors drawn for the July
court are expected then to be on
hand to serve.
A number of judgments were
rendered and motions and demur
rers were heard, and the couTt was
finally adjourned to November.
The consideration of Judge Fite
for the interest of the farmer and
the fruit grower by continuing
the business of the July Man,
which would have kept many awa'
from their crops and orchards,
over to November term, lias won
himthepraisesof all, and especially
the fruit men, who would have
lost much of their crop.
MARRIED AT OXFORD-
Rev. Charles Jarrell, Once a Res
ident of Cartersvllie, Weds.
A beautiful home wedding was
that of Miss Margaret Moore and
Rev. Charles Jarrell, which teok.
place during the past week at the
bride's home in Oxford. Miss
Moore is the youngest daughter of
Dr. John S. Moore, who was for so
many years connected with Emory
college, filling the chair of Latin
and Greek with distinction. Mr.
Jarrell is a graduate of Emory col
lege and a member of the North
Georgia conference. He is at pres
ent in charge of Voting Harris col
lege at Young Harris, Ga., where
the young couple will make their
home for the present.
The ceremony was performed in
the parlor of the lovely and pic
turesque old home. The room was
profusely and beautifully decorated
with flowers, the daisy—the young
brides name flower—predominat
ing. The ceremony was doubly
impressive from the fact that it
was performed bv Dr. Moore, the
bride’s father. Miss Moore looked
unusually attractive and pretty in
a traveling gown of castor cloth,
with waist of peau de soie. She
carried flowers. The presents were
numerous and beautiful and there
were many handsome pieces of sil
ver and cut glass.
The bride and groom left oil the
afternoon train for Savannah,where
they will remain for a short time
with the family of the groom.
The bride carries with her the
Wing wishes qi many warm
friends. She has lived 111 Oxford
since childhood and has endeared
herself to the whole community by
her loveliness of character and
charm of persou.
Rev. Mr. Jarrell is a young man
widely known and respected.
Highly gifted in mind and char
acter, he is well fitted to succeed in
his chosen work, that of the min
Mr. Jarrell is well known and
much beloved in Cartersville. where
he preached in 1897, filling out the
term of his father —who died in
July, until November —as pastor
of the Methodist church. The
congratulations of his friends are
extended him and long life and
happiness for him and his bride is
the wish from all.
Miss Bessie Baker Has Trouble In
Getting Bug from Her Ear.
Miss Bessie Baker, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. \V. F\ Baker, and
one of Cartersville’s brightest and
most agreeable young ladies, had
an ugly experience with a bug last
Saturday night. The young lady
had retired, and being awakened
by feeling something live about
her ear, took her finger and tried
to arrest the movements of a bug
that was crawling in with might
and main. Failing, she next took
a hair pin and fished in her ear
without success. Immediately she
experienced remarkable pain and
annoyance and called to her par
ents, who tried in several ways to
assist her, but no relief appearing
the parents began to fear she would
go into convulsions and immediate
ly summoned Dr. Griffin. That
gentleman with instruments extri
cated the intrusive bug, but in
nieces. It was found to be a r jund
black bug with a thick hard shell
and of considerable size.
Married at Dallas-
A marriage that was a surprise
to their friends was one taking
place last Saturday, that of Mr.
Thomas Foster and Miss Bessie
Ford. The couple, fearing paren
tal interference, went to Dallas,
where they procured a license and
were married at the court house.
They returned to the city Sunday
morning smiling and happy and
will settle down to life's earnest
ways. Mr. Foster is a young man
of good habits and possesses nu
merous friends The bride is the
young daughter of Mrs. Henry
Ford and is noted for her graces
MAKES A BREAK.
Tears His Clothing in Breaking
Officers’ Hold -
WANTED IN POLK COUNTY-
Shot Anothar Negro and Has Twice
Before Escaped From the Offl
cers-Warrant in This County.
On Monday night Sheriff Griffin
and Marshal Henderson arrested a
negro named Ed Bray, who is want
ed in Polk county for shooting an
other negro, and started to the jail
with him. When they reached the
railroad crossing at the W. A.
depot, the negro who is a very
stout buck, made a desperate break
and tearing loose from the officers,
ran up the tracks toward the E.
W. depot. Both officers shot at
him as he ran, but he continued
his flight and 1 an out Cnurch street.
It is not known whether he was
hit or not. but both officers shot
directly at the dark lorm in the
shadow of the freight cars. At the
place where he made the break it
was very dark, and impossible to
shoot with any accuracy.
This same negro was arrested by
the officers of Polk county, and got
away from them in much the same |
way. He was also arrested at
Stilesboro and again made his es- ]
Sheriff Griffin is determined to
capture him if he remains in this
section, and will land him in jail
at all hazards. Some negroes have
au idea that they can escape un
harmed by running, but it is a des
perate chance as the officers intend
to shoot to hit every time one makes
There is also a true bill in this
county against this negro for car
rying concealed weapons.
PICNIC AT DEATONS.
Sunday Schools of the City Enjoy
an Outing Last Thursday.
There was a joint excursion
down the East and West Railroad
and picnic of the two Presbyterian,
the Baptist and the Methodist Sun
day schools, at Deatons, last Thurs
There were over a hundred of j
the children and teachers of the j
schools and the day proved of ex- |
cellent enjoyment for a l l who went, j
Deatons is a lovely place for a
picnic and the cooling shade and
the bold flowing clear spring af
forded a most inviting place to
spread dinner, and when the viands
were spread out on immaculate
clothes on the ground was a tempt
Many of the party, both young
and old, visited the cave and made
limited explorations. The train
left the depot here at 11 in the
morning and returned at 5 in the
THE GUN CLUB-
Interesting Shoot’at the Grounds
The Cartersville Gun Club had
an interesting shoot at the grounds
northof the city Thursday afternoon
The shooting was for prizes and
the contests put all the participants
on their best mettle.
The shooting was at unknown
angles and was puzzling to most of
the boys who h..d been shooting at
a single angle. The first prize j
was won by Louis Gilreath, his
record being 13 out of 15. Bob
Munford came out second and
Ben Purse third in the contest.
The second prize was also won by
The club numbers over forty
member sand interest in the shoots,
which take place every two weeks,
HIS TELL TALE TRACKS.
Jim Singleton Robs a Farmer’s
Buggy of Provisions.
Saturday afternoon, Mr. .Luke
Ginn was loading in his buggy
some things to carry home, among
them a sack of flour and other pro
visions,and he asked the assistance
of a negro named Jim Singleton.
Mr. Ginn, leaving his buggy,
which was at Jones’ stable, went
out in town again and when ready
to go home, discovered that his
things had disappeared from his
OLD SERIES 20TH YEAR,
| buggy. Singleton was arrested on
suspicion by Marshal Henderson.
: Some tracks were found at the
back of the lot and they were be
lieved to have been nude by Sin
gleton. He was carried to the place
and made to put his foot to the
tracks. They proved a perfect fit.
Singleton was bound over at a
emmittal trial Monday.
CLOUDBURST IN TENNESSEE.
Postoffice Had to be Anchored-
Much Damage to Property.
Nashville, Tenn., July 7. —A
rainstorm approaching a cloud
burst swept over Lynchburg, Moore
county, and vicinity yesterday aft
ernoon. Mulberry Creek, which
half way encircles the town, rose
ten feet in less than forty minutes,
washing away lumber, fences and
The postoffice at County Line
had to be anchored to prevent its
being demolished and the damage
to farm lands is extremely heavy.
Thousands of rails were lost and
much wheat in shocks swept away.
In some instances the growing
corn was totally destroyed. On the
farm of Mrs. Gallic Bobo, where
wheat threshing was in progress,
the thresher and a loaded wagon
were carried some distance by the
flood. No loss of 1 i''es has been
New Furniture Store-
The Cartersville Furniture Com
pany under the management of
Mr. J. C. Milner, will open anew
furniture store at the stand former
ly occupied by the late Dr. Speit’s
dry goods store, this week, and
will pi t in a complete new line of
furniture, carpets, mattings and
everything carried in the furniture
Mr. Milner invites the public to
examine his stock and will insure
good goods at prices right He is
an enterprising young man and is
well known to the people of Bar
tow county, where he has spent
the greater part of his life, who
will welcome him to the mercantile
circles of Cartersville.
Died in Atlanta,
Mr. Thomas Kennedy died at his
home in Atlanta last Friday, of
heart failure. lie formerly resided
near this city and went to Atlanta
to live in 1870 He was a brother
of Mrs. Ronald Johnston, now of
Sylvania, and has a number of
relatives at and near this place.
Mrs. John P. Dobbs and Miss
Maggie Kennedy, his nieces, went
down to attend the funeral 011 Sun
day. Mr. Kennedy leaves a daugh
ter, Mrs. Porter, and several grand
children, of Atlanta.
A Fine Showing.
The last semi-annual report sent
out by the First National Bank is
a fine showing for that staunch in
stitution The gross earnings for
the six months were $6,572.33, the
surplus has had a neat increase,
undivided ptofits show up $4,368.89,
an economical showing is made for
disbursements, and a desirable ex
hibit for new business is made,
which evinces continued confidence
by the people. The deposits show
up $109,241.81. The report was
sent out July Ist.
The Bartow Guards will give au
ice cream festival and exhibition
drill at the park this afternoon.
The object of the affair will be to
raise funds for the defraying of the
expenses of the guards to Dalton
to the encampment of the Fifth
regiment July 14-24.
The occasion promises to be one
of enjoyment and ought to be well
attended and patronized. Be sure
and lend your presence.
Rev- Joe Jone
s Ga., July 6. —The
members of the Baptist church
here have secured Rev. Joe Jones,
of Cartersville, Ga., to preach for
them during the illness of their
pastor, Rev. W. H. Scruggs.
Mr. Jones conducted a protracted
meeting here several weeks ago,
and the people were very much
pleased with him, and they will no
doubt be glad to know that he is to
be with them again.
If you feel too tirod lor work or pleas
ure ti\ke Hood’s Sarsaparilla—it cures
■ i hat tired feeling.