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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 .906.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEED DEMOCRACY.
The Curtain Rises Again On Republic an Failure E iucation Suffers from
Radical Rule Letter from Count Superiatendjnt.
THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.
Brief Sketches of Men Who Are Now Battling to Uphold Good Govern
ment and Will Serve Randolph During Next Term.
( 11 UUKU
Asbeboro, N. C.
Oct. 22 1900
To The Eiiitok of The Courier:
At your request I make the fol
lowing statement concerning the
condition aud management of the
public schools of Randolph county:
The e is no such a thing as par
tisan politics in the selection and
appointment of public school com
mitteemen. I have looked over the
list of school committeemen care
fully, and while I do not know the
polities of anything like all the
School committeemen in this county,
I find that I know more than one
hundred of them to be Republicans.
I notice that all the members of the
committees in eight shool districts
are Republicans. The Board of
Education asks no questions about
a man's politics jvheu he is recom
mended for membership on some
As to the charge that Republicans
have no part of the management of
the public schools, it is absolutely
false. The candidate for CouRty
Treasurer ou the Republican ticket,
their candidate for Register of
I)eed.j, and one of their candidates
for County Commissioner are all
school committeemen. Two of
them. Me;sr. Thornburg and Me
Danicl, have served as school com-mitt-emeti
lunger than I have served
us county superintendent of schools.
Air. Thombttrg was a member of
the County Board of Education
while the Republicans were.
charge of the public schools in this
i .im iv In, f. hi failed tn jinnoinr. Mr.
Mc Daniel as school committeemen. I
That remained for the Democrats to
do. Smuv I haw mentioned tu:ir i
names it is du them to eay that!
they are good school commi'tee-men. '
There are one hundred and four J
white schools in the county and '
twenty-two colored. Two of the
white schools ' operate as "city" i
schools and one of the colored is
operated on that plan.' As they were
iucluded in the general reports of
the county superintendent up to and
including 1001, I shall include both
m such statistics as I shall quote
in this article, ualess I note the ex
ceptions. In lSiiy, there were, as best I am
able to determine, 1 19 white teach
ers employed. They received an
average monthly salary of $23.25.
In 190ii, the number was 132. and
they received au average iiiouthly
salary of $27.70 for the rural schools
aud $40.41 for the city schools. In
1899, colored teachers received an
average monthly salary of $21.00;
in 19UG it was $20.75. The Hum
ber of teachers, both white and
colored, employed iu 1899 was 142;
in 100; it was 154. '
In no case have the schools failed
to run four mouths in any year
during the last rive years. I am
unable to determiee the length of
term during Republican manage
ment. The iiinount- of public school
property reported in 199 was $15,
545. iti. I uitice thit I have given
this out as ifo.jiti5.0U. which 1 at
tribute to a mistake in the types. ;
Ine amount reported in lKOn was
$47,1510. on. This does not include
any school nouses that are uow un
'inished I am unable to determine how
iiauy puMiu school houses were
built during the years 1897-19'J, as
diligent teurch tails to find a re
cord oi but two. I baldly suppose
the number was greater than tnat,
for the amount spent lor eenool
hnnses and siviool house sites dllr- 1 1
ing those three years was only $287.-:
08. while the Democrats have spent !
during the last three years $14,
301.74 for the same purpose in
cluding equipment. During the
years that have elapsed since the
Republicans went out of power in
this county we have built 23 good
and repaired four academies to the
extent of making them good as new.
Dur.ug Republican management
the public schools weHt backward,
for in 1897 thev Bpent $11,711. 44 i
aa running exDensea of the rural
echools, and in 1899 they spent for
the same purpose only $10,098.94,
a decrease of $1,012.50 in three
years time. ' .
Daring the three years 1897-1899
lVn l UK n (. mnninff
expenses of the public schools (th.H
is, for teachers' salaries aud ooutiu
gent expenses) $34,598.52, an an
nual average of $11,532.84. For
the three years 1904-1906 the Demo
crats spent for the same purpose
$49,365.55, an annual average of
$16,455.18. The annual average of
the Democrats exceeds that of the
Republicans $4,922.84, and the
average monthly salary paid white
teachers oy the Democrats exceeds
that i f the Repubiicaua $4 51.
The Uepubii ans established no
rural libraries. The;e are now i
this county 18 rural libraries thai,
cost $30.00 each. The children
can borrow and read these books
without the cost, of d pcllliV to their
parents. It iill enable hundreds
of children to jjimkI books to
read, wbeteas it ihey were force! t-.
buy them thev would, in many in
stauces, be depraved of this impor
tant privilege. I consider this one
of the best improvements ever made
in the interest of the children.
To have good schools there must
be sufficient money for building
School nounes, buying equipment,
paying the tcncbei and cout:ngeni
i'Xpetii-er. N problem ' harder to
solve than the money quvMiou. It
given Hc.noiil i;icer ' more trouble
than all Mtheia rwniiiiwd. Then-
is a votisrunt !eoi.ml from botli
Republtc-.n nd Detuoci atic coitr
initteemen 1or more Hionev to pay
iM'.iter M.lrtiirH r iKiiter teachers,
aud the (Joiiotv ioati id Education
is C'HiiiniiiKilly i ryi-tr i.o meet these.
rlwnna,lwJj l...i Mrf it ei....iyiiiviu t Iw.m
to bejuat. We get just what vte
iJ f "' " lf we W "'' hundred
,do,llar for it .;nool hoii.-e we need
not, expect a school house worth
more than that amount of money,
but if e pay trght huuJred or u
ihous;iu! tioiiais we have a right to
expert a iiouae worth that amount.
It is therefore mot fair to consider
only the leith of a teim of school,
but how much it costs and how
much good it wid( do the children
of the diatiict. '1 lie Democrat
have not o'i'y incivan-d the length;
Ot tile eellool telM, out UleV tiuve
done so at ,.u im-rei-vd cost. Ltke-
wise it i
I . r ! compare the
reii'Mi' h'usi-s limit by
the t'40 adiiiiuisliKUoiis, for the
average cost or. tho.e built, in the
last four or Ii vurs. tuve been so
inuch greater lb m i.efoiv that time.
A tax. is levied for the slioporl
of the pU'diC eolj'rtjls, and it is the
datyof rn- .nit-riif to i:ollri:t it, and
if he. fails th- i-mnty c niiuiissuuiers
nouid mav iiim do Ills du'v.
During tiie tiiiv ears 1S9i-18?'9
Kej.ub.u-au county commission
m telcased 241(4 poll taxes. A.
$1.50 of each poll lax goes to th
school fuud the poll taxes alone
released by them wonld amount to
$3,741.00, and the total amount of
school taxes on both property aud
polls released by the Republican
county i O nmissioners in those three
years was $4,182.17. For the three
y" 190 the IDemocrats re-
releavu omy .0 p. us, ana ine tout,
amount of scnool toxes released by
the Democratic county comnussion-
ir 1U tn i"8t tnree years was $1.
434.09, showi ig clearly that
$2,748.08, lias been saved to tiie
school fuud, ia three years, iu
other words, it is worth $916.02 a
vear more to nave a uemoorauc
a..(T Democratic couuty com
MR. J. P. BOROUGHS. t XJ' ' , '
1 L . ;
nrr T T?WTirnTTt
mins'ioneis tl,un i . have Kn!b!ieiii3
iu these offi.:-.
1 will make a s!u:'t. comparison
at two sheriff-: lu . i s'jS, th Re
publican oheiiff was allowed 'an in
solvent list of 939 poll.-, au l the
1 CoUtl t V CommisslO'.'. S. ttlat Year
had h'i ready reieM-ed li.j pills, r.i'ital
1004. Iu loot;, I lie. Democratic
sheriff, Mr. T. J. Finch, was allow
ed an insolvent list iiouninimr only
1-89 polls. The Comity Commis
sioner Int.l pivviovlv i-s.-l 4"
polls, mikiuj the toul for the year
234. The .uuouui, ot school taxes
released ou ,o!ic ia 18:18 rxeeeds
thut released in 19uii to the i.mouur
of $l,155.0i 1. To 1 ne moi. who are
depending on the public schools to
educate llieir -lildrn: 1 wnuld say,
be caret 11 1 'a'loi.t 1 In- in.tii von e eCt
for sh"ii!l. ! ;iT-f u! about the
meu wtiom you i-k-' 1 us (Jounry Com
Ulissioueis. A Kej.llollctii mint - 1
dorse Ins paitv'.-i r.-Mr.i A-k tli-
COL J. R.
' oAiwuKin. MR. A. N. BULLA.
hopuDlicau eauiliuates U luey en
dorse it. The, Democrats endorse
MrFiiich's work coilectiug taxes the
teachers endorsed his promtness,
for not oue was forced to leave with
out getting his voucher cashed.
It is well kuowu that when the
Republican treasurer went out of
othce he turuedover no school funds
to the present treasurer, Mr. Miller
1 do not hold the Republican
treasurer responsible for not having
! ho Jnouey, however, as he had had
uo settlement with the sheriff, and
the Republican county commis
sioners had not forced their sheriff
At the close of business for the
school year ending in June 1899,
whhh is the Lst year that a R
ptlulicau board of education had
churge of the schools, the treasur
ers 'e books showed balances of ap-
Continued On Fifth Page.
As the campaign progresses the
voters of Randolph beco ne more and
more interesttd in the result of their
ballot on the fith of November and
desire to k no uioie of the candi
dates and their platform. The can
didates canvass has been cliiracter-
ized as the most congenial except
when the records of the Republi
cans, during the two times they con
trolled the state s affairs, was show n.
The3e records have caused the Rads
no little uneasiness, and because of
this party being unable to present a
logical reason for their condition,
they have at times appeared desper
The first day out thev denied
flatly all affiliation with the parly,
except that they had appropriated
the name, aim proceeded to ouiiu a
platform ot their own. Jieing noti
fied that that would not do tbey
have feebly plead for the sympathy
of the people and begged a chance.
Col. J. R. Blair, Democratic cau- i
didutefor State Senator from thn
district, was, with the candidates!
for a few days at the beginning. I
CuL. J, R. ilt-AlK.
Col. Blair was bom at. Jefferson,
S. C, forty-five years ago. His pa
rents moved to Monro1 when he was
a bov. He graduated from Ruther
ford College in 1882 with honors,
aud later studied law. He was li
censed to practice iu the courts
in 1884 and iu 18S6 moved to Troy,
Montgomery county, where he has
sine made his home, enjoying a
large and lucrative practice. He
has always manifested au interest
iu everything tending to promote
the interests of his county and people.
He is a lifelong Democrat and has
worked incessantly for the princi
ples of the party . He has always
worked for higher education and
built, largely at his own expense, a
handsome school building at Troy
111 which the gruded school at Lroy
is now taught.
Mr. Blair is a nun of high honor
and integeitv, a good lawyer and
successful business man.
col. v. p. wood.
, ... n . , . , r . .
Col. W. P. Wood, for the Legisla-,
ture. needs an introduction only to
those who havi come into the
county recently and is generally J
11 r . . "u,u
Caraway in lf4i, he has always
made his unlive county his home 1
and wiThi d fi r its upbuilding.
1 hough his educational advantages I
were limitid, he has struggled to the
top of he soeial ami business sue-
ceis, and Ins career is dotted by J
Homing 10 siiame tne race or true ,
joutnern netifiutv. 1
He enlisted as private during the
Civil War ami his courage and de-1
votion to duty won him rapid pro-
motion. Si nee, he has been as val-
ued a citizen as he was a brave sol-
f MR. W. C. HAMMOND.
dier. His efforts to promote the best '(excellent sermon to a full house,
imerests of bis couuty have been i After the preaching service, mem
persistent, and has won for him the I hers of the church were called in
confidence and esteem of the people 1
or' Randolph and adjoining counties, j
MR. J. P. Boeoughs.
J. P. Boroughs, Democratic can-
didate for Register ef Deeds, is also
a "uaoaoipn Hoy. ne was born
iu Coleridge towuship, and his career
as a school teacher in this and
n'gbb iring coin ties has won for
hiu a hott uf friends among all
classes, uiauy of whom owe their
tu icess to the instruction given them
by this Chrictiau gentleman ia the
school room. His official service to
the people of th-3 county assures him
of a great victory at the polls.
V. T. Fot'SHEE.
W. T. Eoushee, candidate for
the House of Represeutatives, aud
former chairman of tne county
board of education is one of Ran
dolph's best farmers, and a gentle
man of the highest type.
He is largely responsible for the
great progress made in education in
Randolph, despite the fact that a
seat on the county board of educa
tion is one of the hardest in which
to please the public.
II. A. Albright is the candidate
for re-election for the office of coun
ty surveyor, aud his faithful service
t3 the people has won a confidence
that assures election.
S. L. Haywokth.
S. L. Ilayworth, the Democratic
! candidate for sheriff is 49 years eld.
I lie was born aud reared in Coleridge
towtishirt. Receiving a meagre edu
cation, he began life with compara
tively nothing. Today he is one of
Randolph's strougest citizens, having
been most successful as a larmer anu
teamer. Mr. Hayworth is fully
endorsed by our best citizens and
has been a strong support to hi?
party in his section.,
W. C. Ha.mjioxi.
Wm. C. Hammond, clerk of the
court and a candidate for re-election
is a young man of good business
judgment. This has been shown bv
the records of his office. He is effi
cient and accommodating and his
official acts have won for him the
respect of all who have had dealings
B. 1 Newt y needs no introduc
tion. He is probably one of the
best known private citizens in the
county. He was an easy choice of
the c invention for county treasurer,
because of his responsibility and ca
pability for fulfilling the obligations
of this office. He has operated the
Asheboro Hotel for years and is
widely and favorably known.
The candidates for county om
niissioners are especially fitted for
their office. Mr. A. N. Bulla, of
Kaudleiuan, II. J. Lassiter, of New
Hope, mid J. M. Cox, of Staley are
all citizens who have fyeen success
ful in business and knowhisr the
couuty, the first two named 'being
' candidates for re-election, will give
uuuuoipn one ei tne strongest Doarus
in the State. Their election means
much for the progress of the State.
WITH THE CHURCHES.
Siici'1-Ni.ful Krvlviil Sirvlct,-UnplUt
i)lii;r j;mlr.ii milB n Piixtor.
Asheboro has just passed through
tiie greatest series of revival services
: enjoved for vears. Rev. FJdwin C
Glenn, of Greensboro, closed a ten
I davs series at the M. K. church Sun-
From theliist service his earnest
I work took deep hold npon the people
of all denominations with telling
Pflrw-.r.. H,ir..,l- m,a.w..3
themselves anew to the cause, aud
oa r,.nt? mnr nmf,MJ,i r..,n,
Christ and many were added to the
;cnurcU rolls ot the local churches!.
), ...nl U..,r, v0rn r,,,v.
at.t.i..h...l t,i Mr (ilnn n,l id w;n w
oug remt.mbered in this community
for the accomplished.
ti1(, ,,r u;,, ,;..,.,i
bv Kev. W. E. Swain, pastor of the
M". , church. The intense interest
h.iS uot ttbatwl in the least
hai tisT call i-.vstok.
The Baptist conerrecation held
services iu the Presbyterian church
"Sunday afternoon. Rev. Henry
Sheets", of Lexineton. preached an
conference and a call was extended
to Mr. Sheets which was accepted.
: ue W?M Preach every third bunday
Imnrninir mill pvinin(r in tViaf phnrnti
uutil a sultabe houge of worshi
The Courier has just completed
the new Asheboro telephone direc
tory. Our Job Department does all
kinds of printing. For neat up-to-d.ite
work and good papeis sc; The