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MONDAY. MAY 2\ YJ
NEED COMPULSORY EDUCATION
TCT SAVE GEORGIA CHILDREN
u ...... . THE OLD AND THE NEW IN THE SCHOOLS OF GEORGIA.
. county, which was ua.d, until recently by th. children of the dialrlet. It Has rscently
beon consolidated with tho Magnot School, in tho same county, which is shown on the right, and is one of the prettiest rural schools in middle Geor-
Meeting at Tech on
Monday to Discuss
Illiteracy in State Shown
by National Census Fig
ures To Be Appalling.
On Monday afternoon at the Geor
gia Tech, the people of Georgia
will have presented to them the great
question of sompulsory education for
chlUlre’n. The' Georgia branch of tho
Southern Association of College Wom
en will meet at 3:30 o’clock and this
question will bo presented forcefully
by several speakera,
That Georgia needs a law providing
for compulsory education Is apparent
to everyone who has made a study of
the question. Prominent educators
throughout tho state have tried for
years to secure the passage of such
a law, and It Is believed that at the
coming session of the legislature a
measure will be passed which will re
move tho stigma of Illiteracy from
Georgia. Such a bill was Introduced
at tho last session, but ft never found
Its way out of the committee’s pigeon
hole. with the support It will have at
the coming session, It Is believed that
It will become a law.
Georgia Needs Law.
Georgia stands almost alone In her
position on compulsory education.
Every state In the union, with the ex
ception of eleven, has such a law and
Is enforcing It. North Carolina has
just passed a measure looking to the
Advice to the Aged.
Age brings Infirmities, such as slug-
J Wi how els, weak kidneys and bind
er end TORPID LIVER.
haven specific effect on f heseorgans,
stimulating the bowels,causing them
to perform their natural functions as
In youth and
to the kidneys, bladder and LIVER.
They arc adapted to old and young.
feated by but one’vote. Alabama made
a hard fight for the law at Us last
general assembly and with the strength
gained slnco the state hopes to se
cure Its passage at the next session.
Mrs. Emma Garrett Boyd has made
an exhaustive study of the question of
compulsory education and her report,
submitted to the Southern Asosclatlon
of College Women, In 1906, on "llllter-
ocy la Georgia.” draws a picture of
conditions to which the state should
An Open Meeting.
The meeting on this Monday after
noon will be open to the public, and
all those who have at heart the in
terests of the children of Georgia, her
future citizens, are extended an Invita
tion to be present. Several addresses,
by men well versed in their subject,
will be delivered. The officers of the
Georgia branch nre Miss Lillian Jones,
of Atlanta, president; Mrs. Henry B.
Way. of Atlanta, first vice president;
Miss Celesta Parrish, of Athens, sec
ond vice president, and Miss Elizabeth
Among those who will deliver ad
dresses at the meeting Monday are F.
L. Seely, publisher of The Georgian,
and Walter G. Cooper, secretary of
(he Chamber of Commerce. Both gen.
tlemen have made a study of the ques.
tlon of compulsory education and will
earnestly advocate ,the passage of a
measure by the next legislature.
Some extracts from Mrs. Boyd's re
port on Illiteracy In Georgia will show
clearly how far behind the state has
fallen In her percentage of Illiteracy,
and will point out forcibly the urgent
need of some measure to bring about
better education lor the children of
Georgia. Some of these extracts fol
Georgia's Illiteracy by Voters.
"By the census of 1900, over 10 per
cent of all the voters of the United
States, Including negroes, Indians,
etc., were Illiterate. By the same cen-
sue the total per cent of Illiterate
voters In Georgia was 31.6. The Illiter
acy of the native white voters of na
tive parentage was not greatly In ex
cess of the average for the United
States, being 12.1 per cent, but this
voters, by city and country districts, we
find the white voters In the three lnrge
cities of Georgia have a small illit
eracy, only 2.6 per cent of the total
white vote. In the country districts,
however, a shameful condition exists,'
for there are twelve counties In Geor
gia where the illiteracy of the white
voters Is over 20 per cent—that Is,
where one white voter In every five or
less can not read or make out his bal
lot. These twelve counties, ns given by
the commissioner of education are:
Murray, Twiggs, Gilmer, Miller, Ra
bun, Daweon, Paulding Glascock, Pick-
ens, Fannin, Union and Lumpkin.
"The percentage of their Illiterate
white voters, as given In the table
quoted. Is as follows:
Murray 20.4 per cent
Twiggs 20.5 per cent
Gilmer 21.0 per cent
Miller 21.4 percent
Rabun 21.5 per cent
Dawson 21.3 per cent
Paulding ,22.3 per cent
Pickens 32.6 per cent
Fannin 22.6 per cent
Union 23.6 percent
“Shameful as thess conditions are,
they are greatly surpassed by the con
ditions among the negroes. As has
been Just steted, over half the negro
voters of Georgia are unable to read
and write; In 58 counties of Georgia
more than 60 per cent of the negro
voters are unable to read and write,
and this proportion rises In one county
(Macon) to 73.1 per cent."
FEAST OF WEEKS OBSERVED
B\ CEREMONY AT TEMPLE;
CONFIRMATION OF CLASS
the Illiteracy of the negro voter, whlc!
was 66.4 per cent. These facts are not
encouraging. Georgia has nearly three
times the average Illiteracy for the
voters of the United States; its native-
born white voters are more Illiterate
than the averago voters throughout the
United States with all the negroes of
the South, the Indians of the West and
tho Immigrants of the North Included;
and one negro out of every two who
casts a ballot In Georgia Is unable to
read or write that ballot.
"The White population of Georgia Is
53.3 per cent of her total population,
while the negro population Is 48.7 per
cent. This Is obviously nearly half.
"So, If the two races average about
the same number of adults of voting
age, we can very easily account for
over one-fourth of the voters being
illiterate, and, as a matter of fact, the
figures as above given come nearer
showing that one voter out of every
three In Georgia Is an Illiterate. Such
conditions seem to Justify an eltmlna- j
tlon of the Illiterate vote.
Practically every pew In the hand
some Jewish temple on South Pryor
street was filled Sunday morning when
six young ladles and two young men
were formally and with Impressive cer
emony confirmed Into, the Jewish faith,
The entire Jewish congregation of
the city was In attendance, ae well as
many friends of the young conflrmants,
who are not members.
For the confirmation te the most Im
portant event In the religious life of
the Jew. It Is the stepping atone from
childhood Into manhood: the day on
which the cloak of responalblllty for
his sink falls from the ehouldere of
parents or guardians to his own. And
It Is the declaration of faith.
Tho occasion for the condrmatton
was Shavouth, the Feast of Weeks, so
called because It Is the culmination of
the seven weeks after the Passover.
There are those who believe the day
was originally set' apart for the (appli
cation for the forthcoming harvest, but
It Is commonly observed as the com
memoration of the giving of the law,
the flashing of the Ten Commandments,
to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
And so the anniversary of the day on
which the light of right and wrong, the
Ten Commandments, which ars yet the
basis of all law, religious and other
wise, were flaahedby the Lord through
the minds of Moses and his followers, 1s
oet apart as the day on which the Jew
I, o, manhood and womanhood, assume this
Considering tho native-born white I law and are confirmed. Into the faith of
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The exercizes, under the direction of
Rabbi David Marx, began at 10 o’clock
Sunday morning, and were most im
pressive. The following composed the
Misses Roselyn Abraham, Guzsle
Abraham, Gussle Cronhelm. Clara Hoff
man, Sadie Hymen and Harry Schles-
Inger and Masters Milton Cronhelm and
Walter M. Bonn.
The conflrmants, the young ladles
prettily attired In white and carrying
bouquets, and the young men neatly
dressed In black, marched down tho
renter aisles to the pulpit to the strains
of Lemmens’ Festival March, olayed
by Professor J. Fowler Richardson.
The Invocation was pronounced by
Miss Gussle Cronhelm. - The floral at
faring'was made by Miss Gussle Abva
ham. After this the morning service,
taken from the Jewish prayer hook,
was conducted by Misses Roselyn
Abraham and Harry Scbleslnger. The
Torah service was conducted by Walter
M. Honn and Miss Clara Hoffman.
The class then made the declaration
of faith and recited the Ten Command-*
ments. Prayer web, said, by Milton
The sermon by Rabbi Marx, conclud-
ed by the blessing of the conflrmants.
was fired with feeling and eloquent
The regular choir and the children’s
choir sang several selections during the
exercises, and n violin solo addsd |o the
besuty of a well-prepared music pro
The confirmation class, composed as
It was of unusually blight young ladles
and men, had been carefully trained,
ami the conffrmants acquitted them
selves with credit and honor.
ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER
OF WIFE’f PHYSICIAN.
New York May 20.—Jo.-.'j Bell,
charged with the strange murder of
Dr. Charles Wllmot Townsend, one of
the most prominent physicians ofatxt-
en Island, war arraigned today bet:.-?
Supreme Court Justice George Abbott
for trial. Revenge for the death of his
wife after an operation performed by
To Drag Chattahoochee Be
low Bridge in Search
In view of the recent evidence dis
covered, tending to prove almost con
clusively that J. L. Nash met a violent
death on the banks of the Chattahoo
chee when he disappeared mysteriously
more than two weeks ago, It Is proba
ble that the bed of the river will again
be. dragged In an effort to locate the
body of the missing man.
Lieutenant Dunbar, of the county po
lice, who Jms worked Indefatlgably
upon the case, expressed the opinion
Monday that the river should again be
T am convinced that Mr. Nash was
murdered and his body thrown in the
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Branch Cor. Mitchcli and Forsyth.
river,” said Officer Dunbar, "and I be
lieve that If the river Is dragged for
several hundred yards below the bridge
Ills body will be found. •
"The river has never been dragged
for any great distance below the bridge
nnd If Sir. Nash was Involved In the
fusillade of shots which were heard at
the river shortly after 12 o’clock on the
night -of his disappearance, It Is probu-
hie that his body was thrown In tho
river nt that point, or possibly several
hundred feet further down.
"There are many peculiar clrcum
stances connected with the case, all of
which lead me to believe that he met
with foul play.”
M. F. Nash, a brother of the mlsslni
man, stated Monday that he would hoi
a conference with the officers some time
during the afternoon and decide what
action ho would take In regard to hav
ing tho river dragged again. (The re
ward of 1500 for tho recovery of Mr.
Nash's body Is still ppsted.
DYING MAN ACCUSES
Claim? He Was Assaulted
and Placed on Track
. HARRY THAW MURDERED!
Special from 466 South Pryor Street.
No, not Harry, murdered or Thawed, it’s Western butchered, Dressed
Beef, Pork, Lamb and Veal kept from Thawing with n brand new
Shannon Refrigerator. In fact, everything la new and up-to-date. Just
opened for business.
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Special to The Georgian.
Tlfton. Go., May 20.—Glenn Black-
shear, who was struck by a twitch ea
Cine in the yard* of the Georgia South,
ern and Florida railroad, died yesterday
Blackehear made statements before
death that two young men had struck
him on the head with a piece of iron,
and thrown him In front of the engine.
Circumstantial evidence. It Is stated,
appears to bear, out part of his state'
meat, while on the pther hand, hi* mind
was wandering, and he .told several
things said to be untrue.
It is known that all parties had been
Blackshear was about 26 years old,
and had lived In Tlfton for some time.
Coroner Johns Is investigating the
TWENTY HURT IN
Akron, Ohio. Msy 20.—In t rear end col-
llatoh mi the Akron nnd Bedford division of
the Northern Ohio Traction Company, nine
itillen north of Akron, etrly today, twenty
l<er*ona were Injured, three of them fatally.
The Injured were brought to the hospital
hero Motormsn Nelhauaer nnd Conductor
they will die.
Wilmington. D«*L» M«y <taverner Had'
tay. cf ImHana. and Mrw. Ifanl<?>, gprnt
Hunt*; «rft!: Ker. I>r. and Mr* If. W.
Kellogg her* nnd atnrtnd laaf night for lii'
illnnnpolla Tin* ftorernn.' aald that Indian*
la aoHil for Vice I’rwlilw!*; Falrhnnk:: for
tha t»r**l«I»*oey and that U expect*: kla
ELEVATOR KILLS ONE
AND INJURES FOUR
Philadelphia, May 20.—One'man waa
killed and tour seriously Injured today
when on elevator fell from the sixth
floor to the basement of tho Quaker
City Automobile Company.
The dead man, who waa an outsider,
has not yet been Identified. The others
were Thomas Luezy, Samuel Wlnten-
berg and Joseph Pantago, of this city,
and D. Force, Phoenlxvllle, Pa. Pan
tago will probably die, his spine being
EDWARDS CUT .TTTlVf
Washington, May 20.-AleJandro Garland,
Jr., attache of tho Peruvian legation, who
Ilea seriously wounded at tho home of a
physician ag tho reanlt of a deep knife
wound under his left shoulder, raid to bare
been received In an encounter with Charle*
Edwards, aecrotnry of the Democratic enn-
grcHidonnl committees Wednesday night
positively dcnle* tho Implication that It
waa ho who drew tho knife and that hlg
Inlurles were. Inflicted ng Mr, Edward*
tried to wrest tho weapon from hi* grasp.
••I struck him with my fist,” ho aaift
emphatically, “and Edwards drew a knifo
nd stabbed me."
Mins Louise Scott, who was with Garland
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Bho was not allowed to aee him.
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