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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1905.
NEED OF SCHOOLS
1 hose in Country Now the Chief
Object off Solici
tude, SAYS SUPT. ALFRED BAYLISS
Alleged Decline is Lamented Seek
ing to Locate the
"In Illinois, as elesewhere. the coun
try school is just now the chief object
of solicit aiJe," says Alfred Bayliss.
utatc superintendent of public instruc
tion. "Students cf education in all
parts of the country are lamenting its
alleged decline and seeking to find and
t,tate the cause. The large communi
ties are able to take care of them
selves, and are quite generally doing
it. In the country the terms arc
tsborter. The teachers are not so well
paid. Facil.tlrs are Inadequate. The
surroundings are depressing. Classi
fication is difficult. Graduation is im
jMfSHiblo. A teaciier no sooner deve lops
aptitude fr her work than she Ir
wanted in the nearest graded school.
She goes, tx-cauxe slio can get more
dollars a month for more months in
the year. She goes because the larger
school have light, warmth, trees,
looks, pictures an environment. She
goes where she will have from eight
to twelve classes a day inrtead of 3C
to 40. She goes to place herself un
der the .stimulating influences of com
parifon. competition, example, rritl
cism. correction, and co-operation.
Fhc leaves a miscellaneous collertior
of boys and girls to go to an organ
tzed school. It ! her plain duty to go
Ilaa prr lr TImImt.
This Is one view. TbTC Is another.
1'nlcr the right condition the country
school still has some advantages, at
least for tho youngT children, over
Us more highly organized city neigh
bor. . The chU-f of these Is the superior
timber quality of the pupil. They
have better physical health, better
nerves, and consequently more will
powir. They are more likely to have
slept well and sufficiently the night
hefore. More home responsibilities
Induce more independence, manifest
ing itself in both thought and action.
Tho mixed school favors the coin
munity spirit. The country school is
nearer to nature's heart The city
school has in the past been the victim
T suffered for a long time with a bad
rase of Catarrh, and took a great deal of
medicine without any benefit.
I had a continual headache, my cheeks
had grown purple, my nose was always
stopped up, my breath had a sickening and
disgusting odor, and I coughed incessantly
I beard of your S. S. S. and wrote you.
I commenced to use it, and after taking
several bottles I was cured and have
never since had the slightest symptom of
the disease. Miss Mary L. Storm.
Cor. 7th & Felix Sts., St. Joseph, Mo.
Wheeling, TV. Va., May 29, 1903.
I had Nasal Catarrh for 3-ears for which I
used S. S. S. with-verr gratifying results.
I tried local applications for some time,
and getting no permanent relief I came to
the conclusion that the seat of the trouble
was in the blood. Knowing S. S. S. to be
a good blood medicine I began its use,
aud after using it for some little while it
did away entirely with the offensive mu
cus in tbe nostrils, and I did not have to
hawk and spit, especially in the morning,
to dislodge the catarrhal matter.
1627 South St. Vttrs It. 1'RESSY.
The filthy secret ions and foul mucus that
are continually dropping back into the
throat, find their way into the stomach
and are absorbed into the blood. Catarrh
then becomes con
st it utional.and the
only way to get rid
of it is through the
Mood. Write us if
vou have Catarrh,
and our physici
ans will advise you
- without charge.
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of over organization. Cranks have
sometimes appeared who reasoned
that because so much work might be
done, in. eight years by the mythical
average pupil that all pupils should
do that much, and none should do
more;, that exactly one-eighth of it
should be done annually, one-ninth
of one-eighth of it monthly; one-fourth
of that weekly, and precisely one-fifth
of one-fourth of one-ninth, of one
eighth of the whole should be done in
each day, even If the victim of such
Procrustean madness had to take his
books home and study half the even
ing. Sow Ifoaae Attrarlloaw.
"The country school has at least
escaped that epidemic Some of them,
not many, are housed In well-lighted,
well-warmed and ventilated iittle build
ings. Some have a library, a muse
um of curiosities collected by the chil
dren themselves from all parts of the
country by correspondence with other
children, in exchange for things found
in their own neighborhood sometimes
even from other countries some even
have pictures, a workshop, a vegetable
garden, a flower garden, trees and a
llvo teacher. The country school that
has all or most of these things, and
can maintain them, keeping the school
open for eight or nine months a year.
would better let well enough alone.
They that are whole need not a phy
sician. It is the weak, districts that
must be strengthened.
"One county superintendent sug
gests a source of weakness that cannot
be questioned. Five schools enrolled
exactly ten. thirteen schools fewer
than ten. and four schools fewer than
five pupils. Curiously enough, his
nearest neighbor suggests that "it will
e a joyous day for the children when
iistance can be annihilated and sev
eral of these small schools consolidat
ed Into an efficient organization. For
the benefit of the small schools, in
insanitary school houses, without li
braries inside, or shade trees outside,
and all districts unable to maintain
light months school a year six
months is not enough I recommend
legislation authorizing the payment of
public school money for the transpor
'ation of children to and from the
tchools. when the people of any district
o direct, at an annual school election,
or at a special school election called
for the purpose of voting upon that
Ilw It Wrk la MawurhaMl in.
"Such a law is now in operation in
13 states. Massachusetts began to con
solidate weak districts and convey
children to school 26 years ago. The
growth of the plan in popular favor
may be measured by the sums expend--d
for this purpose during the last
years $21,145.12 in 1SS9-IM) and $127.
119.22 in 189S-99.
"Such illustrations could be multi
plied. The plan worked out. The
health of children is Improved by it.
because of the diminished exposure to
stormy weather. School attendance is
increased, both in regularity aad in the
lumber of pupils. Tardiness and tru
ancy disappear. The school year is
lengthened. Detter teachers arc cm-
ployed. Teachers can be better paid.
I asked one little fellow of 10 or 12
years how he liked the union school.
'Oh, it's great. he said, 'to be where
something is going on.' And, perhaps
it is from this widened circle of ac
quaintance, extending beyound the
children to the whole community, that
one of the grat benefits is to be de
rived. Isolation Itrtarrf tironth.
"The isolation of small schools ten
pupils or fffwer is not favorable to in
tellectual, moral and social growth.
The young mind grows by contact with
hoseof near his own strength and by
the Influence of stronger ones. If this
plan both improves conditions and
saves expense, as I firmly believe it
does, why not make it available for
any who want to use It in Illinois?"
MOTOR CAR IS A SUCCFSS
General Manager Delano Pieased With
Burlington's New Device.
The new C. U. & Q. motor was given
its first genuine test Monday, when it
pulled the heavy private car of Gen
eral Manager F. A. Delano from Chi
cago to Aurora, a distance of 40 miles,
in an hour and a half over slippery
rails. Previously, on New Year's day,
it had made the run from Aurora to
Chicago in an hour and ten minutes,
but It traveled "light ' in the railroad
phraseology which is to say that it
simply pulled itself.
After the run General Manager De
lano said the test was thoroughly suc
cessful and that he thought the motor
would be able to do the work expected
Dogs Kill Calves.
Dogs that kill sheep have been
heard of frequently, but dogs that
kills calves are rather unusual
George Arnst. of near Genesco. has
reported that he has lost several
calves, some six months old. It was
also said that other farmers living in
tbe vicinity bad suffered similar loss
es. Officers are watching for the de
structive canines. 1
While There is Life There is Hope.
I was afflicted with catarrh; could
neither taste nor smell and could hear
but little. Ely's Cream Balm cured it
Marcus G. Shautx. Rah way. N. J.
Cream Balm reached me safely and
the effect Is surprising. My son says
the first application gave decided re
lief. Respectfully. Mrs. Franklin Free
man. Dover. N. H.
Tbe Balm does not irritate or cause
sneezing. Sold by druggists at 50.
rents or mailed by Ely Brothers, 56!
Warren street. New York.
TIPPIT FOR LEADER
Representative From Olney
Chosen by Illinois -Democrats.
W!fJS OVER CRAIG ONE VOTE
Pay Roll Padding Charged In Resolu
tions Prepared by Voters'
Thomas Tippit, of Olney, was elect
ed minority leader of the democrats
of the Illinois house of representatives
after SO hours of caucusing at Spring
field last night.
Isaac B. Craig, of Mattoon, who had
been, selected by the state committee
for leader, found the opposition of the
country so strong during the afternoon
that he withdrew in favor of M. I.
McKinley, of Chicago, upon whom the
Cook county members had united ear
lier In the day. Mr. Tippit won by a
single vote, the result being 29 to 2S.
The country members began their op
position to Mr. Craig by refusing to
stand for him on the ground that he
had been discredited by the publica
tion of his record.
Urar and Pattlaoa Withdraw.
Mr. Tippit, James M. Gray, of Deca
tur, and Douglas Tattison. of Freeport,
were the country candidates. In an
afternoon caucus Mr. Gray and Mr.
Pattison withdrew in favor of Mr. Tip
pit. The down-state members who vot
ed with the 21 Cook county members
for McKinley were Brenen. McCIunk
ey. Gibbons, Bowles. Linden and Craig.
Mr. Tippit voted for McKinley and
Mr. McKinley cast his ballot for his
The nomination of Mr. Shurtleff for
speaker of the republicans was made
without a ripple. There were 85 mem
bers of the majority in their seats
when State Chairman Roy O. West
called the meeting to order. William
E. Trautmann. of St. Clair, was made
chairman and S. J. Drew, of Will, sec
retary. The list of nominations was
quickly completed as follows:
House Speaker, Edward D. Shurt
leff; temporary speaker, Robert E.
Pendarvls. of Cook; clerk, John A.
Reeve, of Macon; assistant clerks,
Bert F. McCann of McLean. Thomas
S. Williams of Clay, and J. II. Bassctt
of Ogle; enrolling and engrossing
clerk, Thomas II. Stokes of Logan; as
sistants, Charles W. Baldwin of Cook,
and James Kinney of Stark; doorkeep
er, Edwin M. Harlin of Clark; assist
ants, T. O. Schaeffer of Stephenson,
Frank Enrietto of Grundy, and Jesse
Hawkins of McLean; postmistress,
Mrs. Millie E. Jackson of Marion; as
sistant, Miss May L. Davis of Sanga
mon. Sraale Majority Cinrni.
The republican senators had no more
difficulty in their caucus than the
house members earlier in the day.
Senator A. C. Clark, of Cook, was elect
ed chairman and Jesse Bart ley, of Wa
bash, secretary. Both will act through
out the session. A committee consist
ing of Senators H. H. Evans. Orville
F. Berry, Charles H. Hughes, Richard
J. Barr and D. A. Campbell was ap
pointed to make up a list of committees
to be appointed when tho upper house
organizes. Senate officers were then
nominated without opposition:
Senate President protem, Leon A.
Townsend of Knox; secretary, James
H. Paddock of Sangamon; assistants,
Evart Osgood of Cook, and Charles
Durfce of Pope; sergeant-at-arms, J. G.
Reul of Ijl Salle; postmistress, Ida M.
Bacon of Kane.
Both the republican and the demo
cratic caucus threatened an eruption
over the introduction of a resolution
intended to prevent padding of the pay
rolls, submitted to the republicans by
H. W. Austin and to the democrats by
Benjamin M. Mitchell. loth of Cook.
This resolution is said to have been
given them by the Legislative Voters'
Ix-ague for introduction. Mr. Mitch
ell's resolution was:
"Resolved. That we, the members of
the house of representatives, consider
no resolution authorizing the appoint
ment of employes over and above the
statutory limit without first referring
said resolution to the committee on
contingent expenses, wherein It may
be fully discussed and acted upon, and
in tho event of said committee report
ing a resolution for additional appoint
ments that tbe same be not acted upon
except by roll call.
Ha Ira Hesolatiea Oat.
When Mr. Austin read his resolu
tion. Chairman Trautmann ruled it
out of order on the ground that any
committee appointed in tbe caucus
would have to report back to the cau
cus, while the object aimed at con
cerned 153 members of the house. W.
1L McSurely of Cook then asked for
light on tbe appointment of employes
of tbe house and suggested that some
old member could furnish the infor
mation. David E. Shanahan was call
ed for. Mr. Shanahan promptly said
he never dodged an issue and took up
the subject, saying:
"From various sources have come
the hue and cry about a padded pay
roll and there has been talk of cutting
it down. The trouble has lain large
ly in the failure to make employes do
their work properly. If a speaker will
do that there will not be such a de
mand for positions in the 6t alehouse.
Kaaalarra Da Kmt Warku
"I don't believe tbe people of this
state send their representatives here
to clean spittoons and act as messen
gers. What It requires is the enforce
ment of the rules as to employes.
They do not work. The policemen are
CHARLES E. LEE, of No. 206 South
Pierce street, Galion, Ohio, says:
"I wish to state for the benefit of
anyone suffering from paralysis or lo
comotor ataxia that Dr. A. W. Chase's
Nerve Pills are a positive cure. I was
wholly unable to walk or help myself
in any way when I began to use the
medicine. The doctors' of Dayton,
Ohio, told me I would not be able to
walk for months anyway, which prac
tically meant not at all. I took three
boxes of your Nerve Pills and went to
work at my trade, which is hard work
that of boilermaker. As a result I
can recommend the medicine to any
one, not only as a cure for locomotor
ataxia and paralysis, but all forms of
nervous disorders. You have my per
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not on duty when they ought to be.
The house of representatives has be
come a loafing place for everybody- in
Springfield to go and lie around and
.carry off everything they can lay their
Mr. Austin explained that the lav
provided for the appointment of 51
janitors, one from each senatorial dis
trict, by the secretary of state, and
what he wanted to know was why the
secretary's janitors could not keep
the chamber of the house of represen
tatives in order.
Chairman Trautmann then took a
h;ind in the fray and sharply attacke.l
the Legislative Voters' league. He
fcp.id in part:
"It may be possible to cut down the
janitors and policemen, but I believe
very little change can be made, par
ticularly as it affects the state. These
appointees may not always be present,
hut the argument is not good that it is
not necessary to have them. There
ire members of the legislature who
are absent occasionally, but the dis
tricts they represent do not think it
iinnecessary to have them just the
Voter' lasor Is Attacked.
I believe the only reason this ques
tion has been opened is because a cer
tain organization has Issued a pam
phlet charging that the pay roll is
.stuffed. I don't know why the Legis
lative Voters' league does it unless
it is because the last election showed
how little influence it really has in rhe
selection of members. If a few more
elections of the same kind occurred
the officers of the league would have
to go into some legitimate business
for a living. It had better let the
members of the house alone and turn
its attention to the senate, which hs
more employes on the pay roll and
only one-third of the members the
Representative E, C. Hardin sug
gested that the matter be left to the
speaker, who. he said, could be trust
ed to do the right thing. In the demo
cratic house caucus the resolution wa3
adopted without discussion.
The Dirmond Cure.
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Paralysis or Locomotor Ataxia.
No diseases are more dreaded than those of the nervous system, because none lead to such complete help
lessness of mind and body.
You may stop a headache if you use powerful drugs, produce sleep by morphine, or whip up the action of
the heart by means of stimulants; but by so doing you are merely consuming the remaining vitality at an enor
mous rate and physical bankruptcy must overwhelm you sooner or later.
The natural and rational way to restore the wasted and exhausted nerves is by means of Dr. A. W. Ciase's
Nerve Pills, the great nerve cure, which actually forms new, rich blood and creates new nerve force.
There is no such thing as failure known when this great medicine is used, for it is composed of nature's
most powerful nerve and blood vitalizers and is bound to do you good. The main thing is to be regular and patient
in their use and you will not be disappointed in the results.
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DAVENPORT SAW MILL
MAY GO OUT OF BUSINESS
Lindsay & Phelps . Notify Employes
There May Be No More
l,ast week the announcement was
made that tbe Musser lumber mills at
Muscatine would not resume next
spring. Now the employes of the
Lindsay & Phelps company of I)aven-J
port have been informed that the com
pany does not want their loyalty to it
to stand in the way of their accepting
permanent positions elsewhere this
winter, as there is a possibility and
perhaps a probability that the company
will not saw logs again next year. The
northern pine is partially, but not
wholly exhausted. Its ownership,
however, has concentrated. The lim
ited amount of logs on the market for
sale is not extensive enough to meet
the demand of even the lessening num
ber of mills, so the owners of the lor-?s
set the price. Under these circumstanc
es the man with the logs makes the
money and the men who run the mill3
make some if they can. In competi
tion with the lumber from the south
and west, where the fields are being
developed very rapidly, the result has
been the steady closing of the north
ern pine mills.
The Lindsay &. Fhclps company has
about exhausted ils own supply of
logs. One mill is left at Muscatine
and logs are stili cut at lJurlington,
Fort Madison and Keokuk, besides the
two mills at Rock Island, but not in
the quantity that was formerly the
The South Muscatine company is
said to contemplate trying the experi
ment of bringing down its logs by rail
The result of the move, if it is made.
will be watched with much interest.
Heretofore, the argument between the
locomotive and the raft boat has been
supposed to be entirely on the side of
the raft boat. The local firm will re
main in the lumber business, contin
uing to run its planing mill, and dis
posing of the ll,000,fr00 or more feet
of lumber that it now has on hand.
Its plans beyond that point are not
definitely made as yet.
PROF. OELSCHAGEL IS ILL
Aug is tana Violin Instructor in Danger
ous Condition at Spokane. ,
Word ha3 been received by friends
here that Professor Christian Oelschla
gel, who was called to the chair of vio
lin music at August ana college, is dan
gerously ill at Spokane. Wash.
Professor Oelschlagel retired from
his duties f at the college after some
six weeks' service, having been grant
ed a leave of absence to recuperate his
health. He entered on his duties after
having gone through trying and ex
hausting work incidental to a concert
tour, and nervous prostration develop
ed. He sought to continue at Augus
tana, but found that the condition of
his health would not permit. He sought
relief and rest in California, and now
conies word that bo recently submit
ted to an operation at Spokane for re
moval of a growth from his head. The
many friends won by his talent and
genial nature will hope that he will
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MRS. STELLA DOANE, of No. 13
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