|The Calhoun Chronicle|
February 19, 1901
Dan Nester is still engaged in the timber business.
The dwelling and store house of Mrs. Lenora Climes (Cline) which was heretofore mentioned, will soon be completed and ready for business.
Al Gunn has moved his store into the property of T.J. Starcher and is doing a good business.
The grippe seems to be raging in all parts of the country.
Thr Dr's of this community are kept busy day and night.
"Skip" has the grippe or some other lingering disease I suppose for he has not been heard from for sometime. Awaken "Skip" and come to the front.
The grist mill on Daniels run, owned by Booher and Bailey is, we are glad to say doing work.
Madison Leech is still taking lessons in the carpenter trade. He says, "A Man can't learn it in one day."
J.J. Starcher is going to make a corn husking about the 15th of April. One and all will be invited.
J.L. Goff is going to set up a hoop pole factory if he can purchase an ox team to haul the poles. He says "Dock is getting to old."
Ira Yoak, who has been confined to his room for the past two weeks, is able to be out again.
There are two young folks in the vicinity of Daniels run, that walk two miles to read my Chronicle, to see if their names are in the paper.
Peter Starkey is engaged in hauling goods for Al Gunn.
The school under the management of Bertie Nester will close the 22nd of this month.
It is expected the after school life is closed the pupils will become an integral part of our great being, an intelligent human unit in the body politic.
That the product of the school may be worthy and meet the demands of the State more than mere book knowledge is demanded. There is one point that merits special attention, we as teacher must realize that the pupils best efforts are to be put forth, not only in the acquisition of a thorough knowledge of the branches of our school curricula, but also in learning some of life's most useful lessons, not found in the books.
If we accept education as tht which fits man to perform successfully all the duties of public and private life, then our schools must supply those elements of strength, and whether recorded in books or written on the pages of human experience, these elements must be woven into the character of the pupil.
Good manners, that key to many doors of success, should be the common legacy from the schools to the boys and girls of the State. A genuine respect for public property should be developed in the mind of every pupil in the State.
Through a lack of training upon this subject it has come to pass that public buildings are marked and mutilated in a manner most shameful, and the disgusting condition of many school buildings reflect discredit, not only upon teachers, but also upon the community in which vandalism is perpetrated.