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DAI 1 LON KG A, GA., THURSDAY, JULY
W. 15. TOWNSEND, Editor and Proprietor
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D AH L 01ST E G A
A loo V( 4 IJt*o*, 1? l *0] > 1
“One eyoniog as they sat
The moon's soft rays so
I have, as a rule, evinced greater!?^
proficiency for advancement, and
in some of their studies have pro-
j grossed considerably beyond the
Moved by an impulse, born of love, work heretofore required
«®a mm 4 ^
11 er i ix
lie kissed her through her .veil
Next evening, as before, they sat
Beneath the star flecked dome; ! since
Yet not exactly as before—
She’d left her vale at home.”
. particular the
j been regular
Annual Report of Dahlonega
To the Hoard of Commissioners
Dahlonega Public Scliools,
G HKTI.EM iln*;
Persuant to your requires
meat, ! have the honor to sub
mit the following report of the
work of tlm public scliools of Dah-
1 onega for the year ending May
STATISTICAL ABSTRACT — WHITE
Number of males enrolled dur
ing the year 96
N u mher of females 99
Total enrollment . . .195
Number of days taught 181
Average number of pupils in
daily attendance throughout the
Number in bona fide attend
ance at close of school 119
ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE BY
PRIMARY, FIRST GRADE.
(Miss Fannie Gai 11 ard.)
Average number in attendance
entire year 25.7
Present at close ....... 26
PRIMARY AM) INTERMEDIATE SEC
OND AND SECOND DIVISION OF
(Miss Kate Faver.)
Enrolled . . . . 59
Average attendance 89
Present at close 85
INTERMEDIATE—FIRST DIVISION OF
THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE.
(Miss Belle Tharin.)
Average attendance 3o. <
Present at close 88
G RA MMAR DePARTM ENT—FIFTH
and Sixth Grades.
Yverage attendance 27
Present at close 22
Males enrolled... 15
Total enrollment .. 8i
Days taught 181
progression has j
and well marked |
the organization of tho
school system: but the proficiency
evinced for advancement in these
grades was more pronounced this
I year than heretofore, and necessi
tated a readjustment of some of
the courses to accommodate ithis
increased capacity of the pupils.
A “side feature” so to speak
—of the work this year meriting
speoial mention, was tho course in
manual training -raffia—conduct- j
ed by Miss Tharin. The course ;
was entirely optional and open to j
pupils of the four higher grades. |
The work was done after regular j
school hours. In addition to the ;
advantages accruing lrom its dis- j
tinct educative feature and the in- ;
terest it stimulated in the general j
works of the pupils who took the j
course, the practical value of the :
work in tho cultivation of a!
“home-interest’’ and the arts of j
home embellishment was distinct- !
It is my opinion that the con
tinued efficiency of the school sys- j
tern demands the retention of tho j
present number of teachers. To i
( render clear my reasons for this |
| recommendation, I have placed j
1 near the beginning of this report— ;
j under the caption “Statistical Ab- |
i street”—the enrollment and at- i
tendance by department for the j
year just closed. A glance at |
( ALL KINDS
THAT THIS \t
1 RACE MARK fo y
ON EVERY ag f f*
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Ladies and Gents.
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R E A
good will have contributed in no
small degree to the inspiration
of the teachers and tho success of
the years work.
Joel Mann Martin,
Supt. and l’rin.
Electric Car Line for Homer.
these statistics will show that, i
Average attendance. .
although the number of pupils en
rolled this year was 195 against
248 for the preceding year—a fall
ing off of of. 48—, the average at
tendance for tins year was 126
against 152 for last year—a falling
off of but 26. Furthermore, the
percentage of tho total enrollment
in daily attendance throughout
the present year was 64:6 per cent,
against 62.5 per centage for
last year—an increase of 2.5 per
centage. This shows that
the attendance of chose enrolled
this year was more regular than
for any preceding year. It will be
observed that the average number
of pupils to the teacher for the
year just closed was 81 (126-1),
the average attendance in two de
partments being slightly below
) | this number—26 and 27 respect—
■lv— while in the other two de-
j partments the average
The J. P. Morgan Electric Car
system is all the talk in North
East Georgia now. Morgan, fnr
seeing as he is, has conceived tlve
idea that some day all cars and
machinery will he propelled by
electricity. lie therefore is se
curing rights of way for his car
system as rapidly as possible.
His agents sav Morgan knows
where the money is in the future.
They have already surveyed one
line from Athens to Carneaville.
Rights of way from Gainesville to
Gillosville, Homer and Carnes-
j ville, were secured sometime ago
I in the guise of a telephone line
which will connect Gainesville
I and Athens. From Gainesville
j the line is to extend to Dahlonega
j and into Tennessee and from
I Carnesville into South Carolina
i and the Atlantic coast. Tho line
I will also be extended from Carnos-
ville to Toccoa.
Homer will at last have the
latest mode of transportation to
the Coast and the grain states.
!t, is his purpose to have a com
peting line over the entire South.
He sees the rapid development <>f
the South and the certainty of the
Nicaragua canal, and the final sur-
premacy of cotton factories, coal
I fields, and iron industries in the
3rd Mondays in April and Octo
ber. J. J. Kiinaey, Judge. Cleve
land, Ga. W. A. Charters, Solici
tor General, Dahlonega, Ga.
John Huff, Ordinary.
John II. Moore,Cleik.
.Tames M. Davis Sheriff.
J. Waldon, Tax Collector.
James I/. Ilealan, Tax Receiver.
R. Mix, County Surveyor.
Joseph B. Brown, Treasurer.
C. Stow Coroner.
R. 11. Baker. Mayor.
Aldermen: E. S. Strickland, J.
E. McGee, V G. Jones. J. W. Boyd,
T. J. Smith. W. P. Price,Jr.
Win. J. Worley, Clerk.
James Y. Ilarliison, Marshal.
RELIGIOUS 0 SERVICES.
Baptist Church — Rev. J. R.
Gunn, Raster. Services Sunday at
11 and at night. Prayer meeting
Sunday School at 9 o’clock.
Methodist—Services every Sun
day at 11 and at night. Rev. E. C.
Marks, Pastor. Prayc. meeting
every Wednesday night.
Sunday School at 9 o’clock.
Presbyterian—Services only on
1st and 3rd Sundays.
I). J Blackwell, pastor.
Sunday School 9 a. m.
Total While and Colored.. . . 9
Jn general, the work of the,
schools during the year just closed | this respect was < losely
lias been harmonious and profit- I mated. 1 he attendance
j n ble. With but one or two minor j the first term (three or
I exceptions, there has been no j months) is, however, always
| abatement of the whole hearted siderably in excess of the average
cooperation of patrons with teach- 1 attendance for the year. At the
ors—a condition very essential to | opening of tho school last year the
tho success of any school system, i average number of pupils to tho
was about this number—39 and
36 respectively. Thirty pupils
usually being regarded as the »»-| Weh.il his enterprise
erase number winch one tenehei , ^ th(j in dove lop,ng the
can successfully manage and in-
* r A’ ... f „ greatest country on the globe,
struct, it is seen that with four » , , • .,, , .
, ’ , . , , .... • Tho electricity will be genorat-
teachers the ideal condition in i * . ,
• ed i rom Hurncaue Shoals andoth-
approxi- : . . , ,.
*duriii' r 1 er different points—from the
four ! Tugalo, Hudson, Chattahoochee
and Chestatee rivers.—Banks
Blue Mountain Lodge No. 38, F.
cfe A. M. v meets 1st Tuesday night
of each month.
| R. If. Baker, W. M‘
K. of P.
Gold City Lodge No. M7, meets
l every Monday night in their Castle
i Hall, over Price’s store.
Wharton Anderson, C. C.
J). C. Stow, R. It. of S.
I). J. Blackwell, P.
II. II. BAKER,
Attorney at Law,
All le^al business promptly attended to
Whatever o'.' friction may have
arisen between patrons and teach
ers has, without doubt, been the
result of misconception regarding
the conditions pertaining to the
particular cases of school govern
I have no hesitancy in com
mending the work of the teachers,
who have ' a-actuated not. only
j by true professional spirit, but by
i a distinct human interest as well,
} and by personal zeal for the in-
i tellcctuai and nUra' advancement
; of their pupils individually and
The beneficial effects off the
four years of graded instruction
have been especially observable in
the three higher grades, in tho fact
lev. Hyatt Smith of
Brooklyn used to tell 1 lie story of
his little daughter: While walk
ing along the street one day the
child, who had the happy faculty j
having ' of looking on the sunny side o( .
been at that time about 160 pu- > things, saw a wagonload <if sheep-'
pile in actual daily attendance. , skins. “What arc those things
teacher was about 40, and
three teachers would have
between 50 and 60, there
Will. J. WORLEY,
Attorney at Law,
ANI) REAL ESTATE AGENT,
The attention of the committee j papa?” she asked. “Sheepskins,
nn repairs is respectfully called to , my dear,
the condition of the lattice-work ! sheep, papa?
under tlie school building, the j plained that the
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l)r. H. C.
Physician <fc Surgeon,
gutters, a broken window-pane,
and the condition ol one or the out .
buildings. Another area of plas- j
tering has also fallen—another of j
numerous evidences that the bel
fry and adjoining weather-buui’u- j
mg is not water tight.
In conclusion, 1 desire to ex- j
press tho appreciation of the
teachers to all those—both pa
trons and school board—whu»e j
“But where are the
l >” The father ex
sheep had been
killed for food. Looking after tho
wu g un, with the tails of tU “Wp-
skins wagging as they dangled
over the side, the child remarked: 5 eor „ ia) Lumpkin County.
“Well, papa, the sheep may be j To all whom it may cone
dead, but the tails seom to bo
having a good time-.”
Statistics show that sineo 1871
the south has spent $650,000,000
W HEN wanting a nice clean
shave, hair cut or shampoo
call ou Ilcnry U nderwood
First class barber shop in ever) 1
respect next door to Duckett’s store on
main street where they will be found
ready to wait on you at any time
I the pupils of these grades hearty cooperation.and expressed
for public education. Of this sum
$121,000,000 was appropriated to
tlie negro public schools.
I, W..T. Burt, administrator of John
I p. Corn, have applied to the Ordinary
j of said county for lea ye to_ sell the
i lands of said deceased. And said ap-
| plication will come on to be heard at
! tlie regular term of the Court of Ordi-
I nary of said county, to be held on the
, 1st Monday in July, next.
W. I Burt. Adm’r.
of the Estate of John F. Corn, dec,