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TEACHING IN ITS TRUE SENSE.
To educate the human mind in
so lead out its latent powers; to
disclose and develop its lfldden
beauty; and to awaken inherent
faculties, which were before un
seen and unsuspected. Theyoung
and active mind, therefore, should
be taught so as to bring forth!
those dormant mental activities,
and to awaken a strong desire to
be guided aright, and to gain
mental force and skill.
By carefully giving instruction,
and by leading the mind to under
stand certain principles and
truths, even in their primary
meaning, " Full many a gem of
purest ray," otherwise forever
hidden, may bebrightly polished,
and made to shine in the clear
sunlight of truth.
Teaching in its true sense given
the young mind a higher appre
ciation of existence, causes those
who are being trained to turn
with sincere gratitude to their
Creator, and gives them an oppor
tunity to rejoice that they have!
been endowed with an intellect.
which is capable of the highest
Training the mind and prepar- i
iug the young to face the duties
of a useful life is a responsibility !
of no small degree, since in this
preparation is included the devel
opment of both the moral and
mental well being of the child.
Morality on a high plane should
of course be encouraged, and the j
pupils made to feel that in the
teacher they have a friend, who is
not only directly interested in i
their mental growth, but is ever
seeking to impress them by ex-;
ample and precept with that
which will make their lives better,
their motives purer, and their
purposes stronger. To encour
age and so lighten the burden of j
the student who, though faithful,
has not that power of grasping
ideas with the speed of his more
fortunate classmate, becomes a
part of the thoughtful teacher's
duty. Pupils thus strengthened '
and encouraged to press forward
in the discharge of their duties
will often gain much, which other
wise would have been lost. En
couraging them to solve prob
lems, and to settledifficult points,
by asking questions which gradu
ally lead to the solution, strength-1
ens the mind and gives them the
pleasure of having discovered for
themselves the hidden knowledge.
In preparing a lesson, students
often fail to get the thought
which the author intended to
convey, and hence merely recite
or read the words as they have
prepared them, without any con
ception of their meaning. This
may be avoided by giving the
reader an accurate description, a
mental picture of what he is read
ing, in order that he may under- ,
stand and appreciate the thought
and so read intelligently.
It becomes our duty then, to
impress them with every good
thought conveyed by so many
words. We desire that they shall
gain from the ideas contained
therein, that which will make
more worthy their aims, and en
courage right motives; that
which will give them the moral
courage to turn aside from
temptation; that which will en
noble, elevate and strengthen
The influence which a single
word may have upon the child
mind is unknown, and it may be
instrumental in determining his
future success or failure.
How necessary, then, that our
words be carefully weighed and
fitly chosen, before they speed
on their way to influence the lives
of those whom we dailv teach;
to prepare the mind for the re
ception of truths which will make
stronger their lives, to enable
them to meet successfully the
responsibilities of the future, and
to "walk worthy of the vocation
wherewith thev are called."
' M. L. Harim.k.
JSmithfleld, X. C.
N )RTH CAROLINA DAY.
Why it Should he Observed in the
The law providing for the cele
bration on the 12th day of Octo
ber in every year of some event
in our State history by appro
priate exercises in the public
schools, and the passage, at the
suggestion of the State Literary
Historical Association of the
rural library act indicates that
the literary people of the State
may hereafter take a practical
and substantial interest in the
education of the country child.
He has been too long neglected.
Systematic effort to make his
school life attractive has been
sadly wanting. His school room
has been unadorned. Upon its
walls have hung no pictures of
heroic dead, or perhaps of any
body's dead or living. He has
usually had no library with which
to keep his mind or feast his soul.
The face of a lecturer (unless it
be that of a curtain lecturer), is
to him an unfamiliar sight. The
stump orator (except the Hon.
John Small, of Washington, N.
C.), does not seek an audience
with him, for he can not vote. In
some communities his teacher
has been changed on him as often
as Lincoln changed his command
ers against Lee and Jackson.
There is a common phrase in the
country which speaks like inspi
ration of how his funds had been
used: "Teach out the money."
What a history of misuse and
squandering may be here con
fessed! What manifold and multi
form incompetence may be im
ported! The "money" end, not
the child, is uppermost in the
phrase-user's mind. Getting
something out of the public treas
ury, not putting something in
the child's head, is the central
idea. The hallowed means of
sequestrating the public assets is
teaching. What would a court
say if aguardian should solemnly
report that he had succeeded in
paying out all his ward's estate
as a desideratum of guardian
ship, and that the thing was ac
complished according to the
forms of the law?
The country child needs the in
terest and help of all the State's
literary jieople, not of those alone
who are engaged in teaching.
Teachers, as a class, are none too
often literary, anid country teach
ers lack literary associates, and,
what they may be blamed for, j
the society of good books. Our
present public educational ad- j
ministration does not resent the
aid of the cultivated and the
learned?it co-operates with them
and is delighted with their sug
gestions. It is wise enough to
know that upon them in every
county it is dependent for suc
cess in celebrating " North Caro
lina Day" in the public schools.
The superintendent of Public In-1
struction will determine the topic
for consideration as the Act pre
scribes, and he may go further
and suggest programme of
exercises, butinevery community
he must depend upon the patri
otic men and women of culture
to carry out his purposes. I be
lieve General Toon has already
indicated that his topic for the
first celebration will be the first
Anglo-Saxon Settlement in
I suggest that when the selec
tion is officially announced, some
young student ot history would
render the public a service if he
would prepare a leaflet of informa
tion upon it.
There is every reason to be
lieve that this celebration w ill be
memorable. In a thousand or
perhaps ten thousand communi
ties the people will turn aside
from their ordinary avocations
for a day to consider with the
rising generation some notnble
event in our history. Nothing
like it has ever been seen in our
State before?perhaps not in any
State. Stories of forgotten
worthies will be told and retold.
Scenes and events which ought
to be remembered will be repre- (
sented in tableau and picture.
The stump orutor will study to
interest rather than intiume him
self as well as others.
Above all, these meetings
throughout the State will be
utilized to establish libraries in
connection with schools. Who
can estimate the power of the
people when they are assembled
together?educational, civic and
religious'? Churches, communi
ties and armies all perish when
they lose the power of united ac
tion for want of frequent associa
tion. ' W. J. Peei.e,
in Raleigh Times.
NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
SERVED IN DELICIOUS BITS.
The It. F. Johnson Publishing
Company, Richmond, Va., have
Just issued a series of delightful
sketches entitled " North Caro
lina History Stories," by Pro
fessor W. C. Allen. Superintendent
of the Waynesville Schools. The
stories begin with the landing of
the first English people, and
present the most important feat
ures of North Carolina's history
from this point down through
the Revolution. The sketches
have a local flavor and coloring
not to be found in a primary his
tory, and they make delightful
reading not only for the school
children, for whom they are espe
cially intended, but for every
lover of North Carolina. It is
announced that this series will be
followed by another, bringing the
history of the State down to the
present time. There are forty
five stories issued in five parts in
paper covers at 10 cents each,
and they will also be bound to
gether in a single cloth volume,
price oO cents. Someof the titles
will give one something of the
flavor of the contents, viz : Two
Indian Boys, Visit to-a Strange
Land, Lossof aSilverCup, Lane's
Search for Gold, The Lord of
Roanoke, Story of Virginia Dare,
The Tardy Governor, John Law
son and the Alligators, TheCaro
lina Pirate, Cornwallis in a Hor
net's Nest, General Greene With
out a Penny, etc.
The editor of The Herald has
had the privilege of examining
Books 1 and 2 of this series and
can heartily recommend them as
supplementary readers to the
schools of the county. They will
create an interest in our State's
history that no book now in use
in our schools has been able to
do. We trust that they will have
a large sale.
The fourteenth Annual Educa
tional A umber of The Outlook,
of New York City, contains half
a dozen or more notable articles
relating to educational topics.
It is fully illustrated, and the
illustrations is especially rich in
large and striking photographs
of distinguished educators.
Among the contents may be
mentioned: "Progress in Educa
tion," an editorial survey of the
educational history of the year;
"The End in Education," two
articles, by President Hadlev of
Y ale, and Lyman Abbott; "West
ern State Universities," by Presi
dent A. S. Draper of the Univer
sity of Illinois; "Education in the
South," by President E. A. Alder
man ofTulane Univ'rsity; "Daniel
C. Gilman," by President (i. Stan
lev Hall of Clark University; and
"The Yale Bicentenary," by Ar
thur Heed Kimball.
High above all earthly lower
happiness, the blessedness of the
eight Ilea' itudes towers into the
heaven itself. They are white
with the snows of eternity; they
give a space, a meaning, a dignity
to all the rest, of the world over
which they brood.?Stanley.
On Saturday, August 81,1901,
at 3 o'clock p. m., t he school com
mittee of District No. 3, of Cleve
land Township, will assemble at
Red Hill school house for the pur
pose of employing a teacher for
the next school. Those desirinp
to teach will send in their appli
cation on or liefore the above
This Aug. 1!), 1901.
F. M Weeks,
The Herald and Home and
Fa nil one year, |1.95.
Ol NORTH CAROLINA.
of the State's Educational
Eighty-five scholarships. Free Tuition
to teachers ami ministers sons. Loans
for the needy.
New Dormitories, Water Works, Central
Heating Systen .
|120 000 sp? ut in improvements in 1900
Fall term begins September 9, 1901.
F P. VENABLE, President,
CHAPEL IULL. N. C. i
Littleton Female College
One of the most pr osperous institutions
| for the Higher Education of young wo
men In the South.
Panacea Water kept in the building.
Nineteenth Annual Session begins Sep
For Catalogue address
Littleton, N. C.
Agriculture. Engineering, Mechanic A rts
and Cotton Manufacturing; a combination
of theory and practice, of study ami man
ual training. Tuition $20 a year. Total
expense, including clothing and board.
$125. Thirty teachers 302 students. Next
session begins September 4th.
For catalogue address George T. Win
N. C. COLLEGE
Agriculture and Mechanic Arts,
RALEIGH. N. C.
Houses to Rent
If you want to rent anv kind of
i a house in Sinithfield please let
i me know it. 1 have several to
! rent. J. M. BEATY.
DR. S. P. J. LEE,
Smithfieid, : : N, C.
Office in Smithwick Building.
Dr. J. W. Hatcher,
Selma N. C.
Office in Hare & Son's Drag Store.
FLOYD H. PARRISH,
8MITHFIELD. n c.
Fresh Meats, Beef and Ice
Highest Prices Paid for ;Hideb.
0F"Beef eattle wanted.
DR. H. P. UNDERHILL,
Physician and Surgeon,
KENLY, N. C.
Office at Mr. Jesse Kirby's.
John W. Futrell, Treasurer of Johnston
! County, will be in Smlthfleld everf
Monday and Saturday and Court Weekat
Office in back room of the Bank of Smith
i field. In his absence county orders will b?
uaid at the Bank
smithkiel.d, n. c.
Transients and Boarders
On Main Business Street.
MRS I.E. DICKENS,
For Sixty Days.
For the next sixty days we shall
sell goods very cheap for cash In
order to run down our stock as we
expect to make some changes In
business. If you need
Heavy and Fancy
SnuiT, Cigars, Tobacco, Confec
tioneries or almost anything in
come to our store. Your patron
Mr. Paul Fitzgerald is with us and
will be glad to have his friends
call and see him.
J. M. VINGON & CO.,
Selma, N. C.
j July l-tf.
SMITHF1ELD, N. C.
Next Session Opens Sept, 3rd,
FATHERS AND MOTHERS WANT THEIR
And all the readers of The Herald Know that
Gives the best opportunity for training and cultivation and devel
opment of any school in this section of the State.
Write for catalogue,
IRA T. TURLINGTON, Supt.
i IN ANOTHER STORE. |
We have moved to the corner store, Alford & Thomas' J
W| old stand, to get a larger house for our stock. We shall jjjj
i|j continue to deal in jjjl
| Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, |
** GLASSWARE, MEDICINES AND GROCERIES. *
| ^ Thanking you for the liberal patronage given us, we /fl
' jSj ask your trade in future. ^
* Turley & Stallings, ?
CLAYTON, N. C. $
jff July 29-2tn.
WE BROUGHT WITH I S FROM THE NORTHERN
SOME RARE BARGAIMS,
And they are yours as long as they last. We have 227
SAMPLE BELTS FOR LADIES
in every style, shape and color.
Those that usually sell for
SI.00 our price 50c
Those that usually sell for
75c. our price 35c
Those that usually sell for
50c our price 25c
Those that usually sell foi
25c. our price 10<r
Those that usually sell for
10c. our price 5?
A Sample Line of Hosiery
The 50c. quality 30c j The 15c. quality 10c
The 25c. quality 15c | The 10c. quality 5c
ONLY ABOUT 500 PAIRS OF THESE.
We also have an unusually attractive line of Drets Goods
and Trimmings at very low prices.
a; for men, a:
We have a sample line of Shirts, Pants and Neckwear, at
about 5 per cent, less than regular Wholesale prices.
Clothing ? Yes Clothing; we have it for the boys,
youths and men at from 50c. a suit upwards.
WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE LINE OF
notions, hats, shoes, furniture
And most everything else. We style ourselves
"The Buyers of Anything- and the Dealers in
From a yard of "bird eye" along life's journey to a coffin or
casket, we can supply your every necessity.
G. G. Edgerton & Son,
KENLY, N. C.
MR. S. KLAWAINSKY,
The Kenly Bargain House,
Left last week for Baltimore and New York, where be will spend much
time and care in selecting his fall stock of
Clothing, Dry Goods, Shoes, Etc.
HE WILL PURCHASE SUFFICIENT QUANTITY ANI) WILL OPEN
ANOTHER STORE IN KENLY WHIClt WILL INCLUDE A NICE
UP,TO,DATE FURNITURE &c.
He will have a large stock, and be better prepared to serve his customers
than he was before. You have a hearty invitation to come in arid see for
yourself when at Kenly.
Returning most sincere thanks for f > icr patronage, he cordially invitee
a continuation of the same, prousl.ln^ .o please all who may call.