The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 30, 1900

Rothsville Notes – Our schools will close this week. It would be better for the little folks if school would last two months longer, far better in the school than on the street.
Brunnerville Brieflets – Our village schools, both primary and secondary, closed Monday and Tuesday respectively.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, April 6, 1900

Lexington Locals – The Union School closed on Friday of last week. John Uhland of Lititz was the teacher, and the Lexington School taught by Elmer Eby closed on Wednesday of this week.
Report of Brunnerville School No. 1 – The following is a repost of the Brunnerville School No. 1 for the seventh month: Percentage of attendance, males 95; females, 89; average attendance, males, 15; females, 10. Those present during the entire month were: Rosy Habecker, Ida Schaeffer, Lizzie Bentz, Roy Doster, Howard Bitner, John Habecker, Daniel Brubaker, Willis Hackman, Willis Gibbel, Ira Eberly, Amos Meiley. The following pupils were present during the entire term: Ida Schaeffer, Lizzie Bentz, Willis Hackman.



The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, April 27, 1900

Teachers’ Examinations – County Superintendent Brecht announces that applicants for schools in Lancaster county will be examined on the days and at the places stated in the following list of townships and districts. The examinations will begin at 9 A.M.

    • May 16, All Districts, Lancaster.
  2. FOR APPLICANTS WHO NEVER TAUGHT. May 3, Districts Northeast, Lancaster. May 11, Districts North, Lancaster. May 21,
    • Districts Northwest, Lancaster. June 15, All Districts, Lancaster.
  3. FOR APPLICANTS FOR ALL PROVISIONAL GRADES. May 10, East and West Cocalico, Denver.
    • June 1, Manheim and East Hempfield, Neffsville. June 12, Warwick and Elizabeth, Lititz.
    • June 14, Ephrata and Clay, Ephrata.

The examination will be oral and written. Applicants will come prepared to do written work in ink.
Teachers who have branches of study marked “passed” upon their certificates will be examined in all the branches where no evidence of improvement is shown.

Applicants are expected to have some knowledge of psychology and of the history of education. The Teachers’ course of study for 1900 will be made a part of the examination in Theory of Teaching.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, June 15, 1900

Teachers for Warwick – The Warwick school board met at the Warwick House Tuesday and made the following appointments of teachers for the next term:

  • Brunnerville No. 1 Elam Risser
  • Brunnerville No. 2 Esta Rohrer
  • Pine Hill (Lookout) Arthur Reist
  • Union Dillman R. Bomberger
  • Lexington Elmer E. Eby
  • Huber’s Anna Baker
  • Warwick No. 1 N.E. Reist
  • Warwick No. 2 Lovinia Gable
  • Buch’s G.G. Minnich
  • Pleasant View C.P. Wenger
  • Kissel Hill L.W. Martin
  • Rome James B. Haag
  • Owl Hill (Lincoln) L. Gertrude Dietrich
  • Sunnyside Vacant
  • Millport W.S. Stauffer
  • Rothsville Graded G.R. Pfautz
  • Rothsville Upper Mamie Kofroth
  • Rothsville Lover J.N. Mohn
  • Millway John A. Uhland
  • Fairview Amanda Fasnacht

The teachers are requested to meet at the Warwick House Saturday, Sept. 1. The schools open Sept. 3.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, June 15, 1900

THE TEACHERS’ ORDEAL – County Supt. Brecht Examines Applicants for Public Schools.
The annual teacher’s examination was held in the High School building on the 12th inst. Twelve applicants presented themselves for the ordeal, of which ten were successful. The following are some of the principal questions submitted to the class: (I have further downscaled the listing.)


State the ultimate object of education

Give a psychological reason when illustrations are useful. Have you ever reac Payne or Page on Education.


How often do you think pupils in the first reader should recite? Does the state of the weather affect the recitation?

What kind of poems should be memorized by pupils?


Hearse, adz or adze, seer, turquoise, rhetoric, primitive, regiment, rhombus, oxygen, parenthesis, recommendation, progeny, maligned, aesthetic, decease, separate.


  1. Young man, if you have an appointment to make, see that you start in time. The God that answereth by fire, let him be God, said Elijah of old.
  2. Parse the words in italics and analyze the expression.
  3. Is Penryn an English word?


  1. What is meant by the cerebrum?
  2. What effect has alcohol on the brain?
  3. How many cubic inches of air do the lungs hold?
  4. What is the function of the cerebrum?


  1. An ice dealer stored 7500 tons of ice and after losing 15 per cent of it, he sold 60 per cent of the remainder. What per cent of the whole remained?
  2. A grocer has a false balance by which he gives 15 oz. to the lb. What is the real value of a barrel of sugar (250 lbs.) for which he received $28?
  3. If a cannon ball 6 inches in diameter is melted into a cone 6 inches in diameter at its base, what is the length of the cone?


  1. Name three of the principal events of the Revolutionary War. What creek have you seen among others in Lancaster County?
  2. Who is Secretary of State?
  3. Which is the older, the discovery of America or the art of printing? What is the statutory law, common law, constitutional law?
  4. What was the real cause of the Civil War?


  1. How many continents are there?
  2. Where do we find the height of land in Asia? In America?
  3. What causes water to flow?
  4. In what respect to coast lines differ?


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, September 7, 1900

Brunnerville Brieflets – Our schools opened on Monday with the following attendances: Primary, Esta Roehrer, teacher, thirty-three pupils; Secondary, Elam H. Risser, teacher, twenty-one pupils. Both are new teachers for this place and are getting along finely.
Lexington Locals – The village schools opened for a seven-months’ term on Monday, with the following teachers; Union, Dillman R. Bomberger; Lexington, Elmer E. Eby.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, September 28, 1900

Brunnerville Brieflets – Miss Esta Roehrer, primary school teachers, who was indisposed for several days last week, resumed her duties in the school-room on Monday.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, November 2, 190

County Teachers’ Institute – The forty-ninth annual session of the Lancaster County Teachers’ Institute will be held in the court house at Lancaster during the week beginning Monday, November 12th. The evening sessions will be held in Fulton Opera House. Addresses will be given by Dr. N.C. Schaeffer, Prof. E.O. Lyte and Elijah Brown (editor of the Ram’s Horn). The instructors announced are as follows. W.W. Stetson, on Pedagogy; May Miller Jone, physical culture; Elizabeth Lloyd, physiology; H.R. Pattengill, school economy;
S.C. Schmucher, nature study; Lincoln Hulley, literature. All friends of education are cordially invited.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, November 16, 1900

GOING TO SCHOOL – This week, at the annual county institute, the public school teachers of Lancaster county, it is presumed, have been pupils, learning valuable lesions pertaining to their work in the schoolroom. This implies no revolution, for in order that one may be or become a good teacher one must first be a good pupil. Moreover, the best of teachers is so far from being perfect that he or she has a great many things to learn, the knowledge of which will add to his or her efficiency and success in the schoolroom. There may be those who think that the object of going to school is to have a good time of it, and that the object of attending institute is simply to have a week’s relief from the cares of teaching; but the wise teacher knows better. He knows that attending the institute means going to school for the teachers, and than any other view of the matter is false. We trust that the pedagogues through the county found their changed relations this week perfectly satisfactory to themselves, and that in going to school they made the best possible use of their opportunities to add to their stock of useful knowledge.

Brunnerville Brieflets – The Brunnerville secondary school, E.H. Risser, teacher, had a pole and flag raising last Saturday afternoon. A fine pole 55 feet in length was raised, upon which will float a flag 6 by 9 feet.
Appropriate songs, recitations and essays were prepared for the occasion, besides an address by Dr. J.L. Hertz, of Lititz, who spoke about his travels through Europe, which was highly appreciated. The occasion was well attended by the patrons of the community.
Lancaster County Teachers’ Institute – The forty-ninth annual session of the Lancaster County Teachers’ Institute opened at Lancaster on Monday. It was the largest meeting in the history of the county and 640 teaches were enrolled.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, November 23, 1900

Our Teachers Want a National Flower – The Teachers’ Institute held at Lancaster at the closing session adopted resolutions expressing appreciation of the Penn’a Educational Association as a factor in the advancement of the State’s educational interests; advocating the establishment of township high schools; advising teachers to take steps for having the nation adopt a national flower, the golden rod being suggested, and endorsing the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. N.C. Schaeffer, for re-appointment.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, December 14, 1900

TOWN TOPICS – Mr. J.B. Haag. teachers of the Rome school, was tendered a handkerchief surpiese party last Friday and received many of those useful articles.


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