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Prints All Official County News WA-KEENEY, KANS JANUARY 23. 1915 36th Year Number 4T "WESTS Teachers Column By County Superintendent and Teachers "It doesn't pay to put anything over the people" seemed to Be the deep conviction of the - educators and politicians at the meetings held in Topeka last week. We always knew it. Education and not laws, is the solution, to the vari ous' problems confronting us. All laws passed no matter how beneficial, cannot be successfully enforced unless the majority of. the people under stand ths conditions demanding them and the manner in which the remedy is to be sought. . We had the honor of sitting at our representatives desk last Thursday. The house ajdourned leaving the use-; of the hall to the meetings of the j Kansas state board of agriculture and : the educational council. The Educational Council endorsed the following school legislation in which our couhty is interested: Kew institute law, new certificate laws, free text book law at option of board of education and law providing for free supplementary text books. Every teacher will be glad to hear of the supplementary text idea. We .have been seriously hindered in our work by the lack of suitable reading material both in quality and quantity. Good books furnish the child with a world full of noble companions. He learns to love them and loving them grows to be as they are. Happy the child, fortunate the parents -that live in a District where plenty of good reading material may be had. Have we read "The Eyes of the World?" Yes, and' we are sorry. We'll never do it again. We fear Mr. Wright has committed the very crime of which he accuses one of his principal characters: Or perhaps che book, like Mark Twain's "Double Detective Story," is meant to be a Joke and we are taking it seriously. At the County Contest Meet Febru ary 20, the ceunty superintendent will give full account or the educa . tional proceedings at the meetings of the council in Topeka - last week. Lack of space does not permit us giving II. ill bins viriuiuu. Remember the county contests In spelling,' reading and music February 2f F.icrv school lias an ODDortunitv to win a Drize. An all day session is being planned. Send a representative from your district and come with the whole neighborhood to help him win. All school reports will be published next week. The teachers are to be commended for the accuracy and " promptness " with w hich all reports are made and forwarded to the office. Home credit blanks and cards may be. iad now a new supply has just reached us this week. ' This column acknowledges the receipt of $5.00 for the Belgian fund from an 'anonymous School Friend." The letter- was mailed in Collyer.' Thank you. and we wish you may de cide to give us your-name. Your name may prove an inspiration to others and So, further., aid the cause. Howevei, the above donor may send . . . ,!.. . 1 1 vstne reply --jrnysictau cureiujseu, as the county superintendent has been, and is being criticised for not signing her name to articles written outside of the Teachers' Column and so giving the opportunity for the wrong person to get the "credit". . " Yes. We know. We recall one case in particular where we spent some time and thought to fittingly express When you wish to pay a person for "an indebtness, who does not live near to you. You do not go to him with the money in your hand. You let Uncle Sam carry it for you in a letter. The draft issued by your bank is the best way to send the money., ." As it is numbered and a complete record kept of it by the issuing bank, you make a record of the draft in your letter and the copy of your letter, the bank paying the draft, as well as all banks collecting the same have a record of. At the end of each month the paying bank return to the issuing bank all cancelled drafts. - You see you are thus protected and assured of the re--ceipt of your money by the person for whom you intended it, as well as the date of his receipt of the money. 3 s Zr The Wa-Keeney State Bank Wa-Keeney, Kansas. . , HAVE YOU SEEN IT? The Big Sheet Ad of The Trego Mercantile Co's GKlAT Commencing Saturday,! January 23, 1 91 5 It is the herald of the biggest merchandising stunt ever pulled off. in Western Kansas. It is of; vital interest to you. It means big saving. -to you. It means the ; great opportun ity to buy your supplies for a year at wonderful reductions. Read it. - Memorize it. Then take v you and your pocketbook to he our appreciation and give merited praise to a certain speaker who had won the special regard of our teach ers. Someone sent the copy of the paper containing the article , to the speaker and just because it was not in this column the impression was made that the sender , was also the writer! And the speaker's gratitude, doubtless, is with tbe sender! W'-e-l-I, what's the difference. . In ' the language of Whittier: What matters it, I or they? Mine or another's day? Just so the right word be said And life, for someone, the sweeter , made. BELGIAN FlifD Anon, $5.00 . Distiict II, S. Glencoe, Miss Hitt, teacher. 25 cents. Pupils: Albert Stegman, John Flax, Theodore Steg man, Hilda Schaus, Liddie Schaus, Edith Schaus. Forty peace petitions have now been sent to Miss Blake, chairman of peace committee, Tfew York City. Weather Keeort Maximum and minimum tempera ture according to the government thermometer at Wa-Keeney for tht week ending Wednesday noon. Max. Mm. Thursday 57...;..... 23 Friday 51 32 Saturday... 32 17 Sunday 41 10 Monday ... 38.... . 19 Tuesday 42 19 Wednesday ;.. 35......... 19 The state-wide storm of last Satur day brought only a trace of moisture here. . ... s s Ci. Trego OTIS L. BENTON OF OBERLIN FOR CONGRESS Tn looking around over the Sixth Congressional District for good Con gressional material, the opinion seems to prevail that Otis L. Benton of Oberlin, is a sure winner. He is a native born" Kansan came to the Sixth District as a young man and has been actively identified with this part of the state ever since. He is a true-blue Republican, whose party fealty and .loyalty -has never been questioned, and probably no Repub lican in the district has a cleaner po litical pedigree than Mr. Benton.' ) He is a man in the prime of life, vigorous, up-to-date, and a man who gets things he goes after. This district i3 naturally Republi can and in two years we predict a great Republican victory. This paper hopes that Mr. Benton can be prevailed upon to get in the race in earnest Miss Counts Resign. Miss' Florella Counts, teacher of English and Latin in our city school, has sent in her resignation to the school board to take effect tomorrow night. Pupils and parents alike will regret to know that we will lose Miss Counts' services in the school as she has been one of the most popular and efficient teachers we have ever had in our high school. The school board has secured tbe services of Miss Alice Peacock of Co lumbus, Kansas, to take Miss Counts' place. Miss Peacock is a graduate of the Kansas State Normal School of Emporia, and of Kansas University, Lawrence, and comes well . recom mended. We hope she wilt - prove as popular a teacher as Miss Counts Wilson World. - TO THE PUBLIC As I have taken charge of the post- office I realize that the , work being new to me errors and mistakes are more or less likely to occur, therefore I ask that for a time the patrons of the office will be lenient with me. - If any matters arise which need to be righted I will be glad for people tosee me personally and I will endeav or to adjust matters in asatisfactory manner. J. J. Kebaus, . Postmaster. ALICE Satxxrdlay Night Doors open at 7:00 AM A n C Dicta grams more than two million buggies . were sold in this country last year. Forty years ago Uncle Heck helped to pack a box for the relief of desti tute 4 Kansas, but now it is - Kansas relief or the Belgians.---,-, .Three thirty per hundred weigh for flour is not so awfully high only the price of unsifted corn meal just after the civil war. Flour sold for seven cents per pound in those days. o If there is money in the public treasury it Is pretty good evidence that the people have been paying their taxes a thing which many of them have not been able to do before for three or four years. Credit where credit is due! It sounds like a paradox but it is a true statement that our High school lam BIG BEN the inde . pendant . servant - of over 3 million people of the TJ. S. I'm not hired nor elected,, don't flatter and don't knock, but ring on time whenever you say. I'm for sale at A S. THEGER JEWELER W-K Kansas. SALE life Co, tax is the lowest and our low school tax is the highest in nearly every district in the county. o In at least three schoql districts in this county the local school tax (which the people of the district voted upon themselves) is more than all their other taxes combined.' . ? '- ''?- A" ybirag Hoosier broke his arm the other day, trying to get away from a pretty girl who wanted to kiss him. Well, there are other Hoosiers who are different. That is to say, there are some wh6 are in no danger, at least. o -Possibly the next most urgent and important duty of the daily papers may be to announce the arrival of a mess of kittens at the White House barn, and if so be the newly arrived should set up a "lusty" yowling i will only serve to add length to the item. . Dick Taobafh. WiU Be in Wa-Keeney, Feb 8th " Should, you or your child need medical or surgical treatment of the eye, ear, nose or throat, or require gl assess, make a date with Dr. M. Jay ' Brown, (Watson building,) Sa- lina, Kans., or see him at the Ameri can House, February S. 1915. Championship Wrestling Jack Billings, 158 lbs, champion welter weight wrestler of Kansas and Jack Wood, 158 lbs, local boy, will meet at the Air Dome Thursday eve' Ding, January 28, in a finish match; best two out of three falls to a finish. These men met in . Billing's home town,' Paola, and went 2 hours and 21 minutes of bard fast wrestling with- out a fall. . These are the most even ly pair of mat artists ever put on here. Stop the Child' Ceida , They Often Re sult Serie ly . Colds, Croup.aJid Whooping Cough are children's ailments which need immediate attention. The after-ef fects are often most serious. Don't take the risk you dont have too. Dr. King's New Discovery checks the cold, soothes the cough, - allays the Imflammation, kills the germs and allows nature to do her healing work. 50c at your druggist. Buy a bottle to-day. A(v. 2 Shows 7:30 and 0:00 JOYCE : The Metamorphosis v When Mr. Taft was President,' it often was averred That, though he talked considerably. tic never saa a word. One read with awe his speeches on. the U. S. Government. With awe, combined with wonder, as to what it was he meant. A talking spinx was Mr. Taft when he was at the bat. The veriest noncommittal man who ever noncommat. Andw heu you meet a Senator, who looked plumb dazed and daft. You knew he'd had an interview with . old Bill Taft. But when to blessed retirement he was prompted to withdraw, To spend a quiet age of ease in lec turing on law, And one expected him to speak of "Third Kew York Reports." Of "Johnson versus Jones, ex rel " and "Billingsgate on Torts." ' He showed up here and turned un tuere, where people talked or" And lo! There was a smashing punch . j r j vuiiiK ue saia. And bankers left their rn,.f sheets,' and grafters left their tr ra.it To hear the rineinsr. wincrino- wnrwa ' Of Old Rill T, r And now when we have breakfasted - e j r-vx uoc The glaring iieadlines which set forth VIEWS ay,uul DECIDED We notice how lie swatc t r ,ir. .- , " 1 l n tra ni rur mnDtk n.A l Of what he thinks of Mexico, or cor- fuiitbiuii greeu. No shift straddling talk is this, it's Biff! anri Ranir an4 n.. He hauls off like John Sullivan and alwaVS la.n1.S his fiwinrr He gets his enemies in ra.ntra ansf rakes 'em fore and aft; He sure is some performer, now he's just Bill Taft. yew York" American. Mrs. C K. Sellers Entertains Last Thursday afternoon Mrs. C. K. Sellers entertained a number of friends at a .thimble party. The rooms were prettily- decorated with; vases of white carnations and Ameri can beauty roses. Despite the fact that the weather was somewhat inclem- ent the house was filled with guests and the afternoon . most . pleasantly , spent in social intercourse. Miss Caroline Hearting and Gradan Sellers added much to the pleasure of the guests by rendering a number of piano solos,' they also assisted the . hostess in the serving of refresh ments. The guests departed about 6 o'clock feeling that the afternoon, had indeed been a most enjoyable one. Those present were: Mesdamea Allison, R. C. Wilson, Marshall, Ei lermeyer, Bingham, Williams, Dong, Chalk. W. JT. Larabee, Peacock, Ben son, Kraus, Pierson, Myerly, DeBoer, Keraus, A. C. Sellers, C Poffenberger, Miss Hattie J. Kirby, Miss Biehler, a guest of the Kirby home, and Miss Ida Courtney. In the evening Mrs. Sellers follow ed with a party complimentary to Mrs. H. S. Givler, who will leave in a few weeks' for California to be absent for a number of months. The room decorations were same used in the af ternoon. The hostess had planned a number of games which were both, entertaining and amusing. The in vitations had been issued as a "Left Handed Party" and the idea jiraa carried out during the evening. The guests registered with the left hand and were obliged to cut out pictures and draw animals on a blackboard with the left hand which caused no end of hilarity at the weird and won derful things that seemingly have never been seen upon the earth even in its most curious and remote -qaar-ters. Mrs. C. Hutchison received first prize in the animal drawing and Mrs. J. C-Cortrighr-first prize in the left handed cutting out pictures... both received a bunch of hot house flowers. - Mors. Edith. Lynn: delighted her hearers with a number of vocal solos and Miss Caroline Hearting and Miss Agnes Poffenberger added much, to the musical part of the evening by a number of piano selections. Delicious refreshments were served buffet fashion and the hostess was assisted in the dining room by Misses Alma Courtney, Agnes Poffenberger and Caroline Hearting. The evening was a most delightful one and will " long be remembered with pleasure by those present. , The following were her guests: Mrs. H. S. Givler, Mrs. Ernest Court ney, Mrs. Edith Lynn, Mrs. J. H. Heckman, Mrs. S. J. Straw, Mrs. C ' Hutchison, Mrs. Chase" Wilson, Mrs. J. F. Jones, Mrs. W. Y. Herrick.. Mrs. J. W. Phares, Mrs. J. C. Cort right, Mrs. A. J. Heyl, Mrs. Ralph, Pierson, Mrs. A. H. Bialr, Mrs. J. H. Poffenberger; Mrs. C. Steinberger, Mrs. I. T. Purcell, Mrs. Vose, Mrs. F. C. Wollner, Mrs. Bay Ufford antl. Miss Margaret Swiggett.