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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF 
WILKES COUNTY, 190?/ 0*- 



By 



Wilkes Co. , N # G # Board of Education 







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in 2011 with funding from 
State Library of North Carolina 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



OF 



WILKES COUNTY 



FOR THE 



SCHOLASTIC YEAR ENDING 



JUNE 30, 1908. 



The Twin-City Business Coffc 

North Carolina's Greatest School of Bull® 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Is the only business college in the State or this sectii d l 
South and one of the few in the United States that U® e2 
days work with a Chapel Exercise, that has a Libiry an 
Reading Room for its students; that conducts a Lite')' 3 "' 
Debating Society as a regular feature of its courses; utb ; 
Actual Business Department in which students bala&^ i! 
cash, using cash register; keep regular set of books, uig '■■'■ 
leaf and card ledgers, etc. ; that has a Boarding Deirtment 
under the direct supervision of the president of the cege 
his wife, in which young men and women may obtain bcf 
lowest rate. 

Enter Any Time. Individual Instruct 

Positions secured for graduates. 
The Pall term opens September 1st. Winter term, b 
Write for full information as to rates, board, etc. 

The Deposit & Savincs Bm 

North Wilkesboro, N. C, is a 
profitable place to keep your idle km 
pays 4 per cent interest, compounde eve; 
three months arid pa vs \ our money iihl 
tcrest back any day called for. You m c 
is absolutely insured against loss by {fcilliu 
dollai Company. One thousand pcopj ! 
their money in this bank and it inv 
to open an account at once. 



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iHesfoorOs 

R. A. SPAINHOUR, Pres C. F. MORRISON, Vlce-Pres. C M. SHEETS, Cashier. 

This Bank invites the account of every person who handles money, 
merchants, farmers, ladies and children. We receive gladly every 
account whether large or small. If you want to do a checking- busi- 
ness, we furnish you a nice check book free. Or if you wish yonr 
money to draw interest, we furnish you with a neat little passbook 
and pay you 

4 Per Cent. Compounded Every 90 Days 

Your money is safe witH us. We have solid steel, 
I time-lock, burglar-proof safes and vaults, and we carry burglary 
h insurance. We do a careful, conservative and safe business. 

When in town, drop in and see us whether you have any business 
y to transact or not. Our directors 1 room, with table, paper, pen and 
$' ink, is open and free to all. So call and make yourselves at heme 
with us. 

OUR STOCKHOLDERS. 

Judge G, W. Ward, M. G. Parsons, J. C. Hubbard, Mrs. Annie Y. | 
'ubbard, J. T. Hubbard, Miss Rosa McNeill, Milton McNeill, Clerk U 
. Court, Rev. W. C. Meadows, C. H. Somers. C. S. C, Mrs. E. Wal- - 
ce, A. M. Vannoy, J. T. Welboru, C. U. Davis, F. G. Holman, Vance 
[eGhinnis, R. A. Spainhour, A. G. Hendren, T. B. Duncan, Jesse G. 
uucan, C. F. Morrison, C. C. Wright, Co. Supt. of Schools, W. J. By- 
rly, Cashier Bank of Mt. Airy, John W. Joines, Dr. J. M. Turner, N. B. 
nithy, Dr. L. P. Somers, W- H. Starr, W. S. Surratt, Miss Gussie 
r eaver, H. T. Sidden, R. N. Hackett, P. E. Brown, Sheriff, C. M. 
leets, W. R. Hendren. 



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Headquarters for all kinds 
of drugs, stationery, school 
books and supplies, paints, 
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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



OF 



WILKES COUNTY 



FOR THE 



SCHOLASTIC YEAR ENDING 
JUNE 30, 1908. 

The Hustler Publishing Co., North Wilkesboro, N, C 



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TO THE BOARD. 

TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION : 

Gentlemen: 

I herewith respectfully submit to you my annual report 
af the public schools of the county for the scholastic year ending 
June 30, 1908. 

It gives me much pleasure to be able to inform you that great 
progress has been made during the past twelve months, and I take 
this opportunity to thank you for your hearty cooperation i» the 
work. 

Very truly yours, 

C. C. Wright, 
County Superintendent of School*. 
Banting greek, N. C, Jine 30, 1988. 



PREFACE. 

TO THE FRIENDS OF EDUCATION: 

Believing that the great improvement made in our county 
along educational lines during the last few years is due in a great; 
measure to a better knowledge of what the public schools are do- 
ing for the people, and feeling that such knowledge has been de- 
tained largely from the annual reports issued from this office, we 
have decided to give this our fifth annual report to the public 
hoping that the work done and the results achieved merit and 
may receive your approval. 

• We desire to thank our patrons for their liberal patronane 
which has enabled us to give this report to the public without ex- 
pense to the county. 

f . (3. Wright. 
Hunting ©reek, N. C. 



WIEKES C0U3STI SCHOOL DIRECTORY 1907-SS. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

R. A. Spainhour, Chairman, Wilkesboro, N. C. 

C. F. Fields, Elkin, N. C. 

V. McGhinnis, Boomer, N. C. 

C. C. Wright. Secretary ex-offieio, Hunting Creek, N. C. 

P. E. Brown, Treasurer ex-officio, Wilkesboro, N. C. 

teachers' association. 

C. C. Wright, President, Hunting, N. C. 

W. T. Comer, Vice-President, Windy Gap, N. C. 

J. S. Elliotte, Secretary and Treasurer, Knottville, N. C. 

Miss Frankie Staley, Librarian, Wilkesboro. N. C. 

A. J. Foster, Chaplain, Boomer, N. C. 

woman's betterment association. 

Miss Louise Lunn, President, Wilkesboro, N. C. 
Mrs. Bessie Foster, Vice-President, Oakwoods, N. C. 
Miss Gertie Mitchell, Secretary, Spurgeon, N. C. 

MEMBERS OF THE WILKES COUNTY TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION- 

Miss Valeria Glass, Straw, N. C. 

" Cora A. Miller, Straw 

" Janie M. Gilreath, Moravian Falls 
L. C. Carter, Ozark 
J. B. Ray, Jarvis 
F. C. Bentley, Poors Knob 
Miss Florence Miller, Straw 
E. M. Elmore, North Wilkesboro, R. f. d. no. 2 
R. L. Brown, Brooks 
I. P. Anderson, Cowles 
A. J. Foster, Boomer 
W. H. Brown, Brooks 
W. T. Comer, Windy Gap 
W. S. Edwards, Roaring River 
W. H. Sebastian, Hay Meadow 
M. F. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro, r. f. d. no. 1. 
J. 0. Hoots, Benham 
W. R. Hendren, Straw 
A. C. Walls, Ronda, R. f. d. no. 1 
W. A. Holleman, Jonesville 
C. C. Faw, Millers Creek 

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MEMBERS CONTINUED 

1. «. Wiles, Hays 

t. "W. Miller, Cowles 

W. F. Joines, Stratford 

M. L. Green, Riverside 

f . M. Joines, Abshers 

1. C. Sebastian, Hay Meadow 

Walter Dimmette, North Wilkesboro, R. F. d. no. 2 

John McGrady, North Wilkesboro, r. f. d. no. N®. 1 

A. B. Hays, Hays 

T. G. Johnson, Abshers 

Stewart Lyon, Traphill 

J. W. Johnson, Hunting Creek 

L. D. Wellborn, New Castle 

T. S. White, New Castle 

J. T. Redding, New Castle 

H. H. Walker, Windy Gap 

tf . C. Walker, " 

A. R. Coleman, Osbornvill© 

J. C. Parsons, Stanton 

M. C. Revis, Poors Knob 

R. L. Vannoy, Vannoy 

Ford Gilliam, Austin 

W. R. Triplette, Purlear 

W. A. Durham, Roaring Rive-r 

V. McGhinnis, Boomer 

¥. G. Foster, Champion 

S. C. Hutchins, Brewers 

M. F. Barker, Austin 

C. H. Ferguson, Goshen 

Miss Carrie Jennings, Hays 

Alexander Woody, Gray 

Miss Edith Jones, Mulberry 

W. G. Coletrane, North Wilkesboro 

Miss Laura Higgins, North Wilkesboro. R. F. D. 1 

Louise Lunn, Wilkesboro 

Mary McNeeley, Wilkesboro 
E. G. Suttlemyre, Wilkesboro 
Miss Lula McGhee, Champion 
" Zorah Walsh, Purlear 

Roxie Billings, Dockery 
Mrs. Dora C. Elliotte, Knottville 
Miss Gertrude Mitchell, Spurgeon 



Kiss Minnie McNeill, Wilkesber®, r. f. ». 1 
Hal ill, Wllkesbor®, R. f. ». 1 

ster, Oakwoods 
M. E. Absher, Hays 
Miss M. E, Sale Irier Creek 

i j, New ( Jastlt 
e, Hays 
[son, Boomer 
, Boomer 
Wilkesbor© 
ftoodri ;xley 

ley, Wilkesbor* 
n 'ttville 

. Abshers 
vies 

r, Cowles 
illiam, Austin 
foines, Joynej 
arrie .. Abshers 

eath, Moravian Falls 
Emily tli North Wilkesbor®, r. f. l>. 1 
Lonie Bullis, North Wilkesber©, r. f. d. 1. 
Per Osbornvill® 

Pansy Pardue, Ronda 

illiam, North Wilkesbor©, R. f. b. 2. 
i . .,. Martin, Ronda, r. f. d. 2. 
Florence Schaeffer, Wilkesbor© 
Mabel Stallings, Wilkesbor© 
Ethel Dimmette, North Wilkesbor®, r. f. d. 2. 
Lou McNeill, Champion 
:'k. C. Steelman, Adley 
U. S. Myers, City 

Mrs. Bettie Roberts, Ronda, r. f. ». 1. 
■lames Hutchins, Dimmette 
P. D. Bentley, Poors Knob 
Mrs M. F. Handy, Ink 
J. E. Phillips, Goshen 
Heggie Parsons, Obids 
Miss Bertha Tharpe, Dimmette 

Edith Perry, Wilkesber© 
Hugh Taylor, Beng 
J. P. Bobbins, Buffalo Cove 



MEMBERS CONTINUED 

F. G. Yates, Stanton 

D. L. Bingham, Reedy Branch 

E. W. Settle, Benham 
Carl Duncan, Wilkesboro 

J. A. Thomason, Buck Shoals 

A. J. Hutchins, Dimmette 

W. D. Woodruff, North Wi&esboro 

R. M. Waddell, Zebra 

C. F. Fields, Elkin 

Miss Ellen Myers, Dockery 

" Ether Hoots, Benham 

" Minnie Lewis, Spurgeon 

" Bertha Crater, Cycle 

" Lillian Miller, North WiMcesber©, k. f. ©. 2 

" Electa Foote, Roaring River 
Mrs. M. S. Pardue, Ronda 



SCHtei STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 1907-ft. 



Township, 


Dis- 


Cen- 


Enroll 


-'Atten-I 




trict 


. j sus 


meat 


dance. | Teachers. 




1- 


_ 75_ 


_ 53. 


_ 24_ _Miss L. L. Martia. 


a 


2. 


_ 66. 


_ 38. 


_ 21-.G. W. Miller. 


a 


3.1 


_ 42. 


_ 28. 


_ 10. .Miss Gertrude Mitchell 


a 


4.. 


. 74. 


_ 51 _ 


. 27. _W. S. Edwards. 


Beaver Greek 


l._ 


_ 66. 


_ 51_ 


. 22..A. J. Foster. 


« 


2.. 


. 46. 


_ 45 _ 


. 18_. Miss Mattie Ferguson. 


Bsenter 


l._ 


. 148 


. 95. 


. 62. _ J. H. Isbell. 


tt 


2,_ 


71 


33 


. 18. .Miss Frankie Staley. 
. 37_ _V. McGhinnis. 


a 


3.. 


. 73. 


. 52.. 


Brushy Mountain 


L_. 


. 27. . 


19_. 


11..F. D. Bentley. 


a a 


2... 


•6__ 


54. . 


46- _Miss Lillian Miller. 


a a 


Q 


62. . 


41_. 


20_ . " Florence Miller. 


a it 


4... 


«5_. 


55.. 


27. _M. C. Revis. 


ti it 


&._. 


47.. 


42.. 


18__&liss Ethel Dimmette. 


Edwards 


1... 


130. 


78__ 


29_ _J. 0. Hoots. 


a 


2... 


66.. 


43. _ 


24 W. A. Durham. 


it 


3. 
4... 


98 
80-- 


98 
- 80. _ 


82 U. A. Miller. 


a 


35_ _A. J. Hutchins. 


a 


5... 


101. 


34_. 


60_ JW. T. Come*. 


a 


6... 


67. . 


54.. 


33.. A. C. Walls. 


a 


7.__ 
8... 


65_. 
103. 


38_. 
94. _ 


17_ .Mrs. Bettie Roberts. 


it 


63. _C. F. Fields. 


a 


9.._ 
10... 
11.. 


72. _ 
9S._ 
I5__ 


52.. 
61- 
58.. 


26__Ford Gilliam. 


n 


28. _E. W. Settle. 


it 


31..J. B. Ray. 


a 


12.. 


36. _ 


29.. 


17. .Miss Minnie Myers. 


Ilk 


l.__ 

2... 
3. 


42. _ 
44. _ 
56. 


10__ 
39__ 
35 


9__ " Cordie Henderson. 


a 


22. _ " Ina Davis. 


it 


23 __ " Jennie Wagne: 


(t 


4... 


40. _ 


34. _ 


26. _ J. F. Robbins. 


a 


5... 
6.__ 
7.__ 
8... 
l.__ 


44. . 
65__ 
61__ 
40. _ 
51.. 


29. . 
38. _ 
44. _ 
23. _ 
40. _ 


19. .Miss Lou McNeil 


ti 


28. _W. C. Crisp. 


a 


24. .Miss Ina Davi 1 . 


a 


17. _ " Clara Greer 


Jebs ®abin 


28__ " Florence Maxwell. 


a t ( 


2. 


m 


SO 


?,0 " Venia Miller 


ti t( 


3. 


112. 


56.. 


33 ..Hugh Taylor. 


it it 


4." 


76. _ 


44. _ 


24__E. W. Miller. 


it it 


5.__ 


78. _ 


57__ 


28. .Miss Ella Thompson. 


it it 


6... 


68.. 


35. _ 


25- E. M. Eller. 



!• 



Township 

Jobs Cabin _. 
LeWis Fork. 



Lovelace 



Moravian Falls 



Mulbery. 



New Castle 



(l Li 

North Wilkesboro 



Reddies River- 



©is- ICen-|Knroll-|Atten-| 
trict.) sus I ment. ldance.! Teachers. 

7.__ 40. _ 24_. 16. _J. C. Parsons. 
1..-. 72__ 72__ 48..J. P. Robbing. 

2 107- 107- 80 W. R. Triplette. 

3 56 48 33 U. G. Foster. 

4 65 46 16 L. G. Maxwell. 

5— 65 50 39 Miss Zorah Walsh. 

6 67 54 38 D. L. Bingham. 

1.-. 28 19 13 Miss Minnie Lewis. 

2 57 43 26 Miss Cora Miller. 

3 59 42 26 C. C. Walker. 

4 50 30 22 J. W. Johnson. 

5 63 38 19 Miss Bertha Crater. 

1 133- 91 44 M. F. Bumgarner. 

2. ..... 69-. 48 34 Miss Florence Gilreath 

3 81 40 25-Miss Bertha Tharpe. 

4 61 42-- 28 F. D.Bentley. 

1 72 54- 37 A. B. Hays. 

2 104- 87 49-.-T. M. Brown. 

3 72 71 44 D. C. Sebastian. 

4 76 56 28 -Mrs. M. E. Absher. 

5.—- 84 58 33 Miss Meeta Joines. 

6 63-. 53 ..... 25 Miss Edith Jones. 

7 71 61 43 -Miss Laura Higgins. 

8 65 - - 64 32 John McGrady. 

1..... 88- 76 38--W.T. Comer. 

2 43 28- - 18 Miss Pansy Pardue. 

3 64- 53 31 L. D. Welborn. 

4 29 29 21 T. S. White. 

5 71 71 34...-W. A. Holleman. 

6..- 56 43--. 25 H. H. Walker. 

1 478- 437- 297-W. G. Coltrane. 

2 88— 80 46 Miss Roxie Billings. 

3 72 61— 23 Mrs. D. C. Elliotte. 

1.- 71— 52 24 J. E. Phillips. 

2 70 44 23 F. G. Yates. 

3 95 €7 37 A. C. Steelman. 

4 65-. 46 27 Miss Hattie McNeill. 

5 74- 49 33 C. C. Faw. 

6.— 88-- 52 31— Miss Minnie McNeill 

7 60 41 18-- C. H. Ferguson. 

8 71— 60 37 H. L. Greene. 

9 62 39 13.... Miss Lonie Bullis. 



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3.. 
4.-. 
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5.— 

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91- 

108. 
77— 
160 
64- 

69 

108- 

98 

79- 
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120 
83 



48-.. 
33 - 
64- 
63-. 

126 
49-. 



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95- 
49- 
68- 
100 
60 



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64 . 


54 . 


84.. .. 


49 


7S 


75- - 


19 


15 


77- 


53 


92 


59 .... 


8©- . 


68— 


58 . 


40 


70. . . 


45 


61 


53 


58 


40 


47 


40— 


*5> .. 


4,1 


69 


52 


64— 


47w 


34 


34 


70 


70 . 


79— 


67-.. 


65— 


57-., 


81-. 


65- 


67— 


m . 


50- 


27- - 


81 


- 99 


47- 


32-- 


65- 


- 42— 


306- 


- 275- 


65- 


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36 J. A. Thomasson. 

36- W. D. Woodruff. 

25 D. G. Wiles. 

36 W. H. Sebastian. 
58— J. S. Elliotte. 
26— A. R. Coleman. 

30 Miss Gertie Mitchell. 

34 —Miss Pearl Couch. 

54 Mrs. AddieE. Sale. 

24 J. T. Redding. 

42 .... W. H. Brown. 

61 L. C. Carter. 

4S Mrs. Mamie Snow. 

23 Stewart Lyon. 

33 R. L. Brown. 

34— R. M. Waddell. 

43 Miss Carrie Joines. 

11 C. M. Joines. 

38— Walter Dimmette. 

26 Miss Ethel Kirley. 

33— R. L. Vannoy. 

12 Percy Maxwell. 

22 Miss Mattie A. Maxwell 

30— N. C Miller. 
20— G. W. Jennings. 
19—Heggie Parsons. 
25- Alex Woody. 

25 1. C. Woodruff. 

25 U. S. Myers. 

18-— Miss Maude Lyon. 

52 Miss Carrie Joines. 

37— W. F. Joines. 

36 T. G. Johnson. 

40— W. H. Brown. 

17 Mrs. M. F. Handy. 

15-.W.R. Hendren. 

54 Miss Electa Foote. 

24— -Miss Ellen Myers. 
25— Mrs. Bessie Foster. 
180-E. G. Suttlemyre. 
22— J. P. Anderson. 



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MEMBERS ®F THE COLORED TEA6HERS* ASSOCIATION 

A. H. Foust, Dellaplane 

f . I. Smith, North Wilkesboro, R. F. D. 1 

liss Maggie L. Hanes, Fairplains 

J. T. Hawkins, Knottville 

J. I. Transou, North Wilkesboro 

Mrs. Emma Transou, North Wilkesboro 

N. W. Roberts, Wilkesboro 

Miss Bessie Petty, Cowles 

J. W. Majors, Dellaplane 

J". S. Morrovv/North Wilkesboro 

COLORED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION 

C. I. Smith, President, North Wilkesboro 
J. W. Majors, Vice-President, Dellaplane 
A. H. Foust, Secretary, Dellaplane 
J. S. Morrow, Chaplain, North Wilkesboro 

COLORED SCHOOL STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 1907-8. 



Township. Dis- 
trict. 

leaver Creek l.__ 

Boomer l.__ 

Edwards l.__ 

Elk l.__ 

" 2.__ 

Lewis Fork 1. ... 

Mulbery l.__ 

NewCastle l.__ 

" 2.__ 

North Wilkesboro l.__ 

a ,< q 

Rock Creek l.__ 

Traphill •_..__, 

2.__ 

Wilkesboro l.__ 

2.__ 

3... 



Teachei-s. 



Cen- Enroll- At ten- 1 
sus ment. dance. | 

47__ 29U 25— Miss Ida Jones. 
84 __ 34__ 13 Miss Mamie Hauser. 
115_ 80__ 69__C. I. Smith. 
52__ 29__ 12__Mrs Kitty Witherspoon 
15__ 15__ 11_.J. J. Blanton. 
H__ 14__ 10__L. J. Hackett. 
20__ 7__ 6.. -Mrs. Mamie Scott. 
56__ 27__ 19__J. T. Hawkins. 
48__ 48__ l8__Miss Lillian Harris. 
60__ 40__ 29__Miss Mabel Morrow. 
73__ 57__ 35__Miss Maggie L. Hanes 
27__ 23__ 15__Miss Bessie Petty. 
46 __ 30__ 89 __ Miss Mamie Petty. 
31__ 30__ 11__E. G.Harris. 
139. 97__ 77__J. I. Transou. 
111. 71_, 45__N. W. Roberts. ' 
40 __ 40__ 35__A. H. Foust. 



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SCHOOL STATISTIC«-I9e7-S. 



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Township 


5 

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6 
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09 


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3 

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3 


□Q 

2 
3 


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3 

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Ih 

3 

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o 

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Valuation < 
School Pro; 

Kank Basec 
On Attend 


Antioch 


5- 


339 


- 170 


- 82- 


3. 




- 256 




$ 333-18 


Beaver Creek 


7- 


159 


- 125 


- 65- 


3- 


1- 


369- 




90-16 


Boomer 


4- 


376 


- 214 


- 145- 


3- 


1- 


334 


1- 


2150-13 


Brushy Mt. 


5- 


867 


. 211 


- 122.. 


5- 




490- 




310- 6 


Edwards 


14. 


1111 


- 855 


445- 


10- 


6- 


1241 


«.. 


4965 8 


Elk 


9- 


444 


296 


191- 


9- 


1- 


899- 


1- 


985-10 


Jobs Cabin 


7- 


491 


- 286 


. 174- 


6- 


4- 


800- 


1- 


1427-17 


Lewis Fork- 


7 


481 


427 


264- 


4 




388- 


1- 


1750- 1 


Lovelace 


5- 


257 


. 172 


- 106- 


5- 


2- 


533- 


„ 


450 -11 


Moravian Falls 


5 


424 


- 221 


- 231- 


4- 


2- 


458- 


1- 


525-20 


Mulbery 


9- 


664 


- 511 


- 297- 


6- 


4 


550- 


3- 


1628- 7 


New Castle 


8- 


455 


. 389 


. 204- 


8- 


1- 


812- 




997- 4 


No. Wilkesboro 6- 


808 


. 477 


- 326 


o 
O- 




294- 


6- 


3175- 9 


Reddies River 10- 


725 


. 49§ 


- 279- 


8- 




762- 


2- 


1875-14 


Rock Creek 


6~ 


463 


- 359 


17®- 


4 




380- 


3- 


1005-15 


Somers 


5- 


418 


. 320 


- 168- 


5- 


2- 


510- 


1- 


1225-12 


Traphill 


9~ 


665 


- 539 


335- 


6- 


1- 


598- 


.. 


2090- 3 


Union 


10- 


720- 


- 441- 


225- 


7- 


3- 


789- 




1403-19 


Walnut Grove 


8 


528 


- 434 


250- 


4- 




362- 


1- 


1615- 5 


Wilkesboro 


9- 


904 


- 701 


477. 


8- 


5- 


1100- 


5- 


2065- 2 


Total 


145 


108SW 


7«97 


151S 


lii 


33 


115*25 


32 


m,m. 



TEACHERS' EXAMINATION. 

Last year we decided to hold only two meetings of the Teach- 
ers' Association and let each session embrace two days. These 
meetings were held in November and January, and were better 
attended than any previous meetings in the history of the body. 
Over one hundred teachers were present at each session, and much 
interest was manifested. A very helpful feature of the work 
were the lectures to the teachers at night. 

The Teachers have played no little part in the improvement 
along educational lines in our county in the last decade. Nearly 

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all who i@w teach m the cewnty beceme active members of this 
organization, a great many of them taking an active part in the 
work of the meetings, exchanging ideas, and plans of work. 

The Woman's Betterment Association, which holds its meet- 
ings in connection with those of the Teachers' Association, has 
kept up its organization during the past year, and has enrolled 
several new members. 

The prize offered by the association to the teacher making 
most improvement in school house and grounds was won by the 
school at Ronda, taught by Rev. W. T. Comer, New Castle R, F. D. 
No. 1, principal, and Mrs. P. H. Pardue assistant. The prize was 
a large mounted wall map ©f the United States. 

Most of the teachers this year in the history which they are 
required to give in their registers at the close of the school term 
report work done on the house and grounds. Some houses have 
been painted, others repainted, a Member of new houses have been 
built, new desks and other furniture put in, maps and globes 
bought, and a great many pictures placed on the walls, while in 
some instances grass and flower seeds have been sown, walks laid 
out, stones and stumps remeved, legs and rubbish carried away, 
and briers and bushes cut. Much ef this work has been done by 
the members of the Betterment Association. 
RURAL LIBRARIES. 

It gives me much pleasure t© be able to state that Wilkes 
county now leads all the otter counties ©f the State in the matter 
of rural libraries in the public schools. A year ago we reported 
75 original libraries and 22 supplementary libraries, while I notice 
that our reports for the scholastic year now closing show that we 
have placed 36 original libraries aad 10 supplemental libraries 
in the past twelve months, an average ©f almost one library a 
week for the entire time. Ike reports ©f the librarians show 
that in most of the districts these books are being read by both 
patrons as well as pupils. It is a seurce of much gratification to 
see how the books are being used in most of the districts. One 
librarian reports 55 pupils using the library and 332 books taken 
out in 12 months by these beys and girls, and this too in the 
rural districts of the county. 

It is a question now of a very short time when every district 
in the county will have one ©f these libraries for the entertain- 
ment and instruction of its people. I desire to extend my thanks 
to the friends of education who have aided us in our efforts to 
place these books in the reach ®f eur people. Without their aid 
many of the libraries which have g§ne into the districts this year 
would not have been placed. 



LOCAL TAXATION. 

Last year our annual report showed that we had at that time 
20 local tax school districts in the county. To day we have 32, 
an increase of 12 during the year, an average of one for each 
month. These figures speak for themselves, aid show conclusive- 
ly that our people have come to realize the fact that without local 
taxation they can never hope to educate their children. To-day 
the best schools in our county are those which have solved the 
problem by supplementing their school term and thus furnishing 
adequate school facilities for their boys and girls. The time 
is not far distant when each district in the county that really de- 
sires to educate its children will adopt this system of local sup- 
port. 

T^o show what local taxation has done for some of the dis- 
tricts which have tried it I wish to give a few statistics gathered 
from the reports of the teachers in those schools. 

In one di$'lJ?ict before local tax was voted the school term was 
not quite four months, now, since the tax was voted, the term is 
eight months, and the salary of the teacher has been increased 
20 per cent. In another school we find that before tax was voted 
the enrollment was 61, the average daily attendance 39, and the 
number of teachers one, while the term was not quite four months. 
After the tax was voted the number of teachers was doubled, the 
salaries increased, the attendance 57, and enrollment 118. and the 
length of the term seven months. 

In another district we find the length of the term before 
local tax was voted three months, the number of teachers two, 
the enrollment 94, the average daily attendance 71. The year 
after local tax was voted the term was increased to six months, 
the number of teachers increased to three, the enrollment reached 
107, the average daily attendance 80. 

This was due in part to private donations and State aid but 
these could not have been secured had it not been a local tax 
school. 

In another district the year before local tax was voted the 
enrollment was 61, the average daily attendance 39, the number 
•f teachers one. After the tax was voted the enrollment was 
84, the average daily attendance 60, and the number of teacher* 
two. These schools are all in the rural districts of the county. 
In Wilkesboro before local tax was voted the term was four 
ia©nths, tke enrollment 117, the average daily attendance 79, the 
number of teachers two. After local tax was voted the enrol- 
ment was 276, the average daily atteadance 180, and the aimber 

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©f teachers 6, while the salaries of the teachers have been great- 
ly increased. In North Wilkesboro before local tax was voted 
the enrollment was 125, the average daily attendance 63, number 
of teachers two. After the tax is voted the enrollment is 296, 
the average daily attendance 228, the number of teachers 7, 
while the salaries have been greatly increased. These figures 
speak for themselves, and need no comment. Other example* 
might be given, but we deem these sufficient. What one district 
has done another can do. The boys and girls of one district are 
as much entitled to the benefits which come from the adoption of 
this system as are those of any other, and they will have them 
whenever the people come to look at this problem of education in 
its true ligh&. To those who are living in non local tax schools 
I wish to say that you have in your pocket the golden key which, 
will unlock fhe doors of opportunity to your boys and girls, and 
which will give to them the advantages possessed by any other 
child in the county. Will you use it to open to them the stor* 
house of knowledge? Yours is the opportunity and the responsi- 
bility, and the coming years will hold you responsible for your 
action in the matter. 

<«* mi 'U)N OF THE SCHOOLS. 

It gives me great pleasure to be able to state that the schol- 
astic year just closed was the most successful one in the history 
of the educational work of the county. The enrollment in the 
schools of the county exclusive of those districts where no schools 
were taught reached 75 per cent, of the census, and the average 
daily attendance 43. The nearest approach to these figures was 
hi the annual report of a year ago when the enrollment reached 
71 per cent, and the attendance 42. 

The number of pupils in the high school grades has greatly 
increased over that reported a year ago, the salaries of the teach- 
ers have been in most cases increased, and the work in every way 
is much improved. 

The banner school of the county this year in district 3 ©f 
Edwards township. This school won the banner a year ago and 
was again taught by Mr. and Mrs. U. A. Miller of Cowles, N. C. 
The banner won by this school is offered each year to the school 
making the highest per cent in average attendance, and it i« 
worthy of note that it was won last year on an average daily at- 
tendance of 79 per cent, while this year it was won on an average 
•f 84 |»er cent. We claim for this district the banner school #f 
the State. The second prize for attendance a collection ©f Perry 

17 



Pictures, was won by the district at Piney Grove 4 ir Walnut 
Grove township, taught by Mrs. Carrie Miller of Abshers, N. C. 

Last year Walnut Grove was the banner township of the 
county in the matter of attendance having made 56 per cent, 
while this year it took 59 per cent to win it, Lewis Fork town- 
ship carrying off the prize.' 

These facts are very gratifying indeed as they show con- 
clusively that our people are taking more and more interest in the 
education of their children, add that they are determined that 
they shall have a better chance in the race of life than was allot- 
ted to them. 

For the encouragement of the friends of education in the 
county I desire to mention here that during the past eight year* 
74 frame school houses have been built and that the valuation of 
the public school property of the county has increased nearly four 
hundred per cent. 

As will be seen by reference to a table elsewhere in this re- 
port the number of teachers with normal training has increased 
since 1901 from 6 to 60. Rural Libraries from 1 to 111, Sup- 
plementary Libraries from to 32 local tax schools from to 32, 
the enrolment from 61 per cent, to 75 per cent. 

The number of painted houses has increased from 1 to 15, 
houses with desks from 14 to 90, houses with bells from 8 to 31, 
houses with two rooms from 8 to 26, and the number of log 
houses has decreased from 34 to 7 and the number of districts 
with no houses has decreased from 29 to 7. 

This is a record of progress of which we may all be justly 
proud, and I wish to take this opportunity to extend my hearty 
thanks to all who have aided in the work of the past year. The 
work has been arduous, but I feel that we are amply repaid m 
the results achieved. 

May our people not be content with the achievements of the 
past but rather let these serve to urge us on to do nobler things 
in the days to come, and may we all resolve that the year upo» 
which we are just now entering shall show even better res alts 
than the one which has just closed. 

Feeling that God has blessed the efforts of the past year, 
and with thankfulness we rely upon Him to guide and direct the 
work of the year upon which we are now entering. 



II 



1901 


PROGRESS IN EDUCATION IS WILKES COUNTY 


. 1908 


$8,383 


- 


value of school property 




$30,061 


68 


- 


frame houses 


- 


121 


1 


- 


rural libraries 


- 


110 





- 


supplementary libraries 


- 


32 





- 


local tax schools 


- 


32 


61 


- 


enrollment 




75 


33 


- 


attendance 


- 


43 


15 per 


cent 


illiteracy 


7 


per cent 


100 




volumes in libraries 




11925 


1 


- 


painted houses 


- 


15 


8 


- 


houses with bells 


- 


31 


14 


- 


houses with desks 




90 


6 


- 


teachers with normal training 


- 


60 


2 




teachers with diplomas 




20 


8 


- 


houses with two or more rooms 


- 


2G 


34 


- 


log houses 


- 


7 


29 


_ 


districts with no houses 




7 



Raleigh 








Can handle jour business after a fashion, 
when times are good and money easy. When 
Mmes are hard and money is tight you feel 
the need of a business connection with a 

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3o your banking business with the Elkin Na- 
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ELJilN, N e C. 



OXFORD SEMINARY 

Oxford, North Carolina 

Founded in 1850, this school has continued to grow in influence 
aad patronage. 

[t gives one degree, Bachelor of Arts. 

It has a well equipped Conservatory of music and confers degree 
«f Bachelor of Music 

It furnishes complete courses in Art, in Business and in Peda- 

It has four model buildings only two stories high; all sleeping 
rooms on second floor, all school rooms of every kind on first 
floor — .his plan being unique. 

Steam heat, gas light, complete water system. 

Equipment of pianos and apparatus new and modern. 
Board and full Literacy Tuition Witn Iiibrary and JWedical 
Fees, a Year ... - $156.00 

Apply for illustrated catalogue, 

F. P. HOBGOOD. 



C\*xrP»ttr£± C ql Wholesale and Re- 

Viai^H^V WCU I tail— general merchan- 
dise. 

Teachers of WilKes. While teaching "The young 
idea how to shoot, also drill into their young minds the economy 
«f Trading where they can get the Best Goods for the least 
Money. 

All teachers should know there is economy in wearing W. L. 
©ouglas Shoes, and should not hesitate to teach it to the pupils I 
am sole agent for this famous shoe. 

CLOTHING, DRESS GOODS and SHOES are my Specialty. 

Come and see me, a welcome to all. 

CLARENCE CALL. 
North Wilkesboro, N. C, 



The Chronicle, 

R. A. DEAL, Editor (£L Publisher 

Largest local circulation of any paper in the county. Best ad- 
vertising medium in this section. Devoted to local matters and 
the upbuilding of Wilkes and surrounding counties, industrially, 
educationally and morally. Subscription, $1.00 per year. Adver- 
tising rates reasonable. Subscribe at once. 

Wilkesboro, - - N. C. 

A. B. Williams & == Co. 

Wholesale Grocers 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N C. 

Mill agents for the celebrated Piedmont Pa- 
tent, White Pock and Lone Star Hour. Phone 79 



Good News! 

The E. L. HART CO. will tell it if you will read a little. They 
will make you smile when you go in and they will make you prices. 
They carry everything that is carried in a first class Hardware 
Store: — -Stoves, Wilson's Steel Heaters, Horse shoes, Nails, Ox 
Shoes, all kinds of Paints and Oils. 
OliverChilled Plows. Superior Grain Drills. 

Guns, Pistols, Cartridges, Loaded Shells, Powder, Glassware, 
#rockery, and all kinds, of Parlor and Dining Room Lamps. All 
kinds of Saws, Circular, Cross-cut and Hand Saws, all kinds of Pipe 
and Pipe Fittings, Valves, Pumps, and all kinds of Belting. 

If you want anything in the Hardware line, be sure and see 

The E. L. hart Co. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



A Success 



Our business has been a success for which we thank our patrons. 
We are trying' to do a legitimate business, 'doing unto others as 
we would have them do unto us,' which should be the rule and 
juide of uur lives. When we can't do business on this principle 
we will cease to do it at all. 

Realizing as we do that people like fair treatment, we respect- 
fully ask you to give us a call when in need of Groceries, Dry 
*oods, Shoes, or anything in the notion line. 

We sell the famous Red Star shoes made by the Roberts-John- 
son & Rand Shoe Co., of St. Louis, who have just been awarded 
♦he contract to make twenty-four thousand pair for the U, S. 
Government. Uncle Sam walks on stars, so can you. 

The One Price Store Co. 

C. C. WILLIAMS, Manager. 



THE, EXKIN DRUG CO. 
Elkin, N. C. 

Keeps a complete line of Drugs, Patent 
Medicines, Toilet Articles, Brushes, Soaps and 
all other articles kept in a first-class drug 
store; we also take special pains in fitting 
trusses, of which we keep a well assorted line. 
A full line of school books at all times on 
hand with a nice line of stationery. Call and 
examine our stock. 

The ElRin Drug Co, 



afle m a BSM i m * 



The Wilkes Patriot 

A Republican weeKly newspaper 

Published at Wilkesboro, N. C. Devoted to the 
Educational and Industrial development of Wilkes 
county. Gives all the county news worth printing — All 
home print. T5 cents a year. 

CHAS. H COWLES. Publisher 



The Elkin Times, Blkin, N. €. 
$1.00 per year 

If you advertise in the Times you will get business. 
We will do your job work and please you, too. 

Dr. E. G. Click 

Dentist 

Office Over Drug Store 

Elkin, = N. C. 



S. V. TOriLlNSON 

Jobber and commission mer= 
chant. Wholesale groceries and 
produce, fertilizer and feed. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



For Teachers' 

Professional Study 

and Reading Circles 

"0% discount to Teac Iters 
Seeley's A New School Management. . . .$1.25 

fieeley's Foundation of Education 1.00 

Oordy's New Psychology (for teachers). 1.25 
Gordy s A Broader Elementary Education 1 .25 
Page's Theory and Practice of Teaching 1.00 

Moore's The Science of Studv 1.00 

land's Best Methods in Country Schools 1.05 
Mistakes in Teaching (Preston'Papers). 1.00 

How to Studv Literature 75 

The Worth o"f Words 1.25 

Man Who Pleases — Woman Who Charms .75 

Mrs. Dewey's Manners, Morals each .75 

Character : A Moral Text Book 1.50 

Splendid gift-books all— for a Teacher 

HINDS, NOBLE & ELDREDGE 

31-&3-35 West 15tri St., New York City 



The Appalachian Training Sclioo 

Offers improved advantages in equipment 
and boarding facilities. The faculty has bee* 
materially strengthened. The cost of board 
and tuition remain at the lowest possible rates. 

You can know more of this school by a per- 
sonal visit or by communicating with the 
Secretary of the faculty, Boone, N. 0. 

vtfFall Terms Begin September 2nd, J 908.** 



Do You Pay Your Bills By Check? 

A»d thus have a record of each »nd every amount expended to- 
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If not, you need a checking account with this bank. It is the 
safest way, the most convenient and satisfactory method ©f 
transacting all business payments. 

We will be pleased to have you make this bank your place of 
deposit. 

Bank of North Wilkesboro, 
North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Capital Stock, 50,000,00 

J. E. FINLEY, President. R. W. GWYN, Cashier. 



School Books 
in a hurry 

And at New York prices, singly 
or by the dozea, may be obtained 
Mpond-hand or netu, by any boy or 
girl. in the rematest hamlet, or any 
teacher or cffiooft anywhere, and 

Delivery prepaid 

Brand new, complete alphabetical 
catalogue,/^, of school books of all | 
publishers, if yo» mention this ad. 

ETAM fc K8BLS 
81-33-35 W. 19th St.. New York City. 



Harry H. BarKer 

Attorney-at-Law 

EJRin, North Carolina 

Office over Eeich-Walsli Furniture Store. 
Gives special attention to collection of claims. 

DRUG STOTE 

Nice line of drugs, patent medicines, to- 
feacco, toilet articles and stationery at 

THe White Drug Co. 

Hotel Building. Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Phone 51. 

Headquarters for Hardware 

The celebrated Chattanooga Ploys always kept in stock at C. F. 
Morrison's Hardware Store. Everything from a carpet tack to a 
reaper and binder always on hand, and we challenge comparison of 
the 

Quality of our Goods and Prices. 

We have New Lee Stoves, Steel Ranges and heaters from Wilson's beat to 
any other kind, and can please you in quality and prices. When you need 
hardware of any kind come to see us ; we save what you want, and our prices 
are the lowest, 

C. F. MORRISON, WilKesboro, N. C. 

Dixie Hardware & Manufacturing 
Company. 

Manufacturers of the Famous Eidson Canning 
outfits, from 18 to 60 capacity, and R. F. D. Mail 
Boxes, Tobacco Flues, Heaters, Etc. 

Elkin, - - N. C. 



J. M. Turner A. L. Combs 

North Wilkesboro Roller Mills 

MANUFACTURERS 

OF 

High Grade Four, Meal and Ship Stuff 

Fresh ground flour and meal on 
hand at all times. Cash paid for 
wheat, corn and rye. Special at- 
tention to custom work. 

A. "0. BRAY, Manager. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

J. L. TURNER, 

Has always on hand a full line 
of Coffins and Caskets from the 
cheapest to the most fastidious, 
at reasonable prices. When in 

need ycu will find him at his post of business, 
day or night. Call phone No. 69 and tell him 
your wants and they will have attention. Pic- 
ture mouldings and picture frames, any size 
or style always on hand. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Miller-Reins Company 

Tombstones 

Marble and Granite 
Monuments 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

Wilkesboro Manufacturing Co. 

Manufacturers Of 

Sash, Doors, Blinds and 
Building material. We car- 
ry in stock Portland Cement 
and fresh lime. 

Wilkesboro flanufacturing Co. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Hi is as Important aifsuice. 

F. M. Battie, Lamar, S. II, writes: "Have used L. & M. Paint 
over seven years. Have painted more than 100 houses with it. 
Most durable paint on the market." 

The Bloch Co., Pocahontos, Va., writes: Mr. Bloch's residence 
painted with L. k M. 35 years ago. We kave sold it ever sine*. 

L. & M. costs only about $1.20 per gallon. Seven gallons painti 
a moderate sized house. 

A. T. Terrell, Riverhead, N. Y., writes: "Sixteen years ago 
painted all our buildings with L. & M. They only now requam 
repainting. We use the the L. &. M. Paint exclusively." 

Sold by E. L. HART CO., North Wilkesboro, N. C 



We see no reason why you should not stop at 
Hotel Smithey when in Wilkesboro. They give; 
special rates to the people of Wilkes county, and 
are prepared to accomodate you. You will b& 
at home. You will be pleased. Remember the 
place, Hotel Smithey, Wilkesboro, JV. C. 

Excellence without Extravagance. 



Dealer in 
first a n d 
second hand buggies, hacks and surries, one- 
horse wagons and, harness. Keeps in stock m 
lot of worked over second hand vehickles. 
Call and see him at Wilkesboro, N. C. 

DR. W. A. TAYLOR 

Dentist 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

K. C. HENDREN H. E. MHXER 

Hendren & Miller 

JEWELERS 

Organs, Sewing Machines and bicycles re- 
paired. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



E. M. PARDUE & CO. 

Dealers in staple and fancy groceries 
and all hinds of country produce. 

Phone 53. North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



GEO. v. B 



First-class livery and feed stable on 
main street. 

North Wilkmsboro, - N. C. 

- BMi ■ 

F. D. FORESTER & CO. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Wholesale dealers in dry goods and gro- 
ceries. We carry in our stock none but the 
best goods and seW at the lowest price. Give 
us a call. 



ml A %Afr\f\r4 Dealer Ul fancy g ™~ 

\wT m r\m wW\J\J\Jm ceries. Produce hough f 
and sold. Highest cash prices paid. Ton can buy better 
bargains from J. A. Wood titan anywhere else. Call mi«L 
see us adieu in North Wilkesboro, IS. C. 



SMOAR BROTHERS 

Are still at their old stand selling; furniture, buggies, wagons 
and harness and guano. 

When you need anything in this line you will do well to see us 
feefore you buy. We carry an up-to-date line of buggies for both 
rich and poor," young and old, and prices to suit every one. we 
feuy buggies in "car load lots and can sellas cheap as'any one quali- 
ty considered, we also sell the J. I. JSTissen wagons, the best 
wagon on wheels— best by test. 

A Strong Line of Furniture. 

Bed room suits, bed steads, dressers, chiffoniers, sideboards, 
ward robes, center and dinning tables, chairs and rockers of all 
kinds and qualities. Bed springs, mattresses, mattings, window 
shades and poles, rugs and tap robes. Now we are here for busi- 
ness and if fair and honest dealings will bring it, we intend to 
laave our part. 

Thanking you for past patronage, we hope to continue to merit 
it in the future. So come to see us — will be glad to see you. 
Yours for business at North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



J. H. JOHNSON, Pres. J. B. NORTON, Vke-Prcs. H. W. HORTON, Sec. <* Treas. 

Citizens Loan & Trust Company 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Money deposited in our savings department is like corn planted 
am the soil — it grows. 

Open an account with us and watch it grow. 

Four per cent, interest payable quarterly upon presentation of 
your pass book. 

Start a Savings Account with us while you are young, and Sav- 
ing will become a habit, and your old age will be free from finan- 
cial anxiety. Open an active account with us and pay with check. 
It is safer and gives you standing in the community. 

Get one of our little red Savings Banks and it 
will help you to start an account. One dollar is all 
you need to open an account. Drop in to see us 
when in town. 



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The Largest and Best Newspaper 
In North Carolina 

Every Day in the Year, $8.00 a Year. 

The Observer consists of 10 to 12 pages daily and 20 to 32 
pages Sunday. It handles more news. matter, local, State, natioaal 
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The Sunday Observer 

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with excellent matter of a miscellaneous nature. 



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Address: 



The Observer Company 

Charlotte, N. C. 



J. W. Simpkin's Studio. He has over ten years experience in phoe 
tographing and is giving satisfaction to every body. Call and hav- 
your picture taken and enlarged; all he wants is a trial and you 
will be pleased. 




One price cash store general merchandise, 
tine dress goods, ladies hats, shoes, clothing, 
shirts and a general line of notions, coffee, 
sugar and feed stuff, will be sold at the very 
lowest cash prices 

Baptist University For Women, 

Located in the center of Raleigh. Five distinct schools. 

I. School of the Arts and Sciences, with eight professors 
and six assistants, and including English, Mathematics, Ancient 
and Modern Languages, History, Science, Philosophy, Pedagogy 
and the Bible. 

II. School of Music, with three professors and eight assist- 
ants, and including Piano, Pipe Organ, Violin and Voice. 

III'. School of Art, with two professors, and including Oil 
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IV. School of Expression, with one professor and one in- 
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V. School of Business, with one professor, and including 
Stenography, Book-keeping and Typewriting. 

Systematic training. in Physical Culture in charge of a direc- 
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Club, in which by about three quarters of an hour of daily do- 
mestic service, students save $45.00 per session. 
Next session begins September 2, 1908. 

For catalogue and other information, address, 

R. T. VANN, Raleigh, N. C. 



Ten thousand men, women and children to 
spend their money with us provided you think 
youjget value. J|Our prices are right but you 
will never know^this until you come and see 
for yourselves. We carry everything in Fan- 
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Lily Flour, Tennessee middling. Cotton seed 
hulls and meal, Hay and Corn, We invite 
your inspection. Respectfully, 

Have complete line of Stoveware. 

J. C. Henry, North Wilkesboro s - N. C. 



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