The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, January 19, 1883

ITEMS FROM ROTHSVILLE –The spelling school (bee) at Millport on Tuesday evening was well attended and a success. There were some good spellers present. Lititz Notes – The public school of J. Lincoln Hertz, near Millport, enjoyed an extensive sleigh ride on Monday afternoon. The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, January 26, 1883 SLEIGHING – Isaac K. Huber’s Pine Hill school passed through town on Wednesday in a number of sleighs. The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 16, 1883 THIS WEEK’S DOINGS – The scholars of Cyrus Gibble’s school at Warwick will give an entertainment in the school building on Tuesday evening, March 20th .


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 23, 1883

CLOSING EXERCISES –Cyrus Gibble’s Warwick school children gave a closing exhibition on Tuesday evening, when the house was crowded to its utmost. A spelling bee, declamations, speeches, and music composed the programme. The orchestra was composed of music on the mouth-organ by a boy named Eck and on a flute by young Huber. The exercises generally were interesting, but could not be distinctly heard on account of the noise which prevailed.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 30, 1883

THE ROME SCHOOL –The little Rome school, taught by Hiram P. Fry, closed last week with a most gratifying report. There were 23 scholars enrolled, and the average attendance of girls was 99 and of boys 93. Three scholars are particularly worthy of mention for faithfulness and an example for others to follow. Mame Dommy has not missed a day for eight terms and her sister Kate no a day for seven terms, while Fanny Hess missed but one day in seven terms. Who can do better than these three little girls.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, April 27, 1883

TEACHER’S EXAMINATIONS –Professor B.F. Shaub, superintendent of public schools, announces the general examinations of applicants for schools. The following are the days and places in this section:

  • Rapho township, May 17, Sporting Hill
  • West Earl township, May 17, Earlville
  • Ephrata township, May 31, Ephrata
  • Clay township, June 1, Durlach
  • Manheim township, June 6, Neffsville
  • Warwick township and Lititz, June 15, Lititz
  • Elizabeth township, July 16, Brickerville


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, May 4, 1883

ROTHSVILLE RAMBLES –There is some talk that the lower school house, built last summer, is to be removed further south towards Millport. The idea of this we cannot understand, but as usual where there are many heads there are many notions.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, June 22, 1883


Prof. Shaub held the annual teachers’ examination for Lititz and Warwick at this place on Friday last. The class was organized at 9 A.M. with thirteen in the class – five males and eight females. The Warwick township school directors were present in a body both morning and afternoon, and also the Lititz directors. The attendance of outsiders was slim and comparatively few from Lititz.

In orthography the following words were given out:

Until, gorgeous, judicial, gallery, prudential, frigidity, forage, placidness, pleberian, rinderpest, planetary, retina, rhetorician, coalition, revelation, scintillate, oxygen, malaria, righteousness, malignly, revelry, macadamize, heresy, luminary, liquefy, isosceles, italicize, Jehovah, indictment, allopathy, detriment, bayonet, grudolier, vehement, equinoctial, supersede, ebullition, duplicity, fugitive, intriguing. (All the words are as they appeared in the article.)

Six seemed the common number of words spelled incorrectly, while the highest missed was thirteen. The following problems were given to the class, the analysis to be written in full:

  1. A man bought a cask of sugar containing 400 pounds for $32. Part was damaged and he sold the remainder for five-fourths of the cost per pound, and thereby gained a sum equal to one-eighth of the purchase money, what per cent was damaged?
  2. John and James have the same income. James spends one and two-seventh times as much as John, and finds himself $98.56 in debt. What is their income?
  3. A man wished to sell a carriage and asked 25 per cent more than cost; he finally sold it for 15 per cent less than his asking price and gained $7.50. What was the asking price?
  4. A, B and C trade in company. A put in $400, B put in $2500, C put 300 barrels of flour. They gained $2300, of which C took $1000. Find the price of C’s flour per barrel?
  5. How many rods of fence will enclose a circular field containing ten acres?

The afternoon’s session was devoted mainly to the examination in geography. These are the questions given:

  • Discuss the Pacific slope the United States.
  • Discuss Japan, describe the country, characteristics of the people, government and rank.
  • Name the five leading powers in Europe.
  • Name the constant currents.
  • Name three rainless regions and tell how they are caused.
  • At the close certificates were granted to all but three – two males and one female. The Superintendent closed the session without any remarks whatever.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, June 22, 1883

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD –The Warwick township School board met and organized on the 4th inst. by electing F.S. Hackman president, Peter Witmer treasurer, and Henry S. Miller secretary. On the 15th inst. they met and elected the following teachers:

Buch’s – W.S. Stauffer

Warwick – Cyrus Gibble

Rome – Hiram P. Fry

Martin’s – Mary C. Smoker

Fairview – S. Celinda Heiser

Lexington – Emma V. Huber

Union – C.G.F. Miller

Brunnerville – John Ench

Lookout – Isaac Huber

Sunnyside – J.J. Biemesderfer Millport – John A. Meiley Pleasant View – Abram N. Stauter Upper Rothsville – John F. Ruth Lower Rothsville – B.F. Kopp The School Board increased the salaries of all teachers $5 per month.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, September 21, 1883

Brunnerville Bits – Our public school opened here on Monday with 43 scholars the first day, and 48 the second. This school is almost too large for one teacher to manage and it will not be many years before the directors will be compelled to erect a larger school house. Lexington Items The Lexington union school opened on Monday with 32 scholars enrolled the first day. Clayton Miller is the teacher.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, November 9, 1883

Neighborhood News – The Millport school in Warwick township was dedicated last Friday, the 2d inst. The building is a good frame structure 24 x 32 and reflects credit on all concerned. Addresses were delivered by Dr. Higbee, State Superintendent, Mr. King teacher of the school, Dr. Dellman of Oregon, Messrs. Levi Reist and Peter Reist and others

Rothsville Rambles- There is much talk about reform in both the political parties and I agree that it is necessary. But much more is it necessary to have reform in the Warwick township school board. We refer to the building of the Millport school house, and if they have not yet found a name for it I would suggest that they call it the Muddy School House. I do not mean the building, but the lot on which it stands. The location of the old building was at a dry and healthy spot, did not suit them; it had to be removed to a place where it was muddy and almost beyond reach when there is wet weather. A few of our directors selected the present site merely for the convenience of half a dozen children and to the inconvenience of about 40 children in the village of Millport, notwithstanding they were offered ground by L.S. Reist only about 150 years away, which would have been by far preferable. Let us have reform in the school board.


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