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THE TOLA -1 J- Vj "e" Tt" VOL. XYU. 'v IOI4,. ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 18S3. NO. 14 mmsmmmmmim REGISTER OUR ANNOUNCEMENT. t3"0FFICUL PIPES OJf AI.LKX C0BSTV.C3 OFFICIAL PAPEKOPTHECrrr OK IOLA. Subscription Rates. One yor (55 number j) In advance W.SO Vno year (5i numbers) If nut In adranec... S.oft Hx months, In ndrnnoe , 7 Three months, 0 cent. Single copy 5 cents. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. OTHICK & SMITH, REAL ESTATE AGENTS and Abstracters of Title. Office over lleatty Bros furni ture store. Iola, Allen Count) , Kansas. J H. RICHARDS, ATTOUKET AT LAW. Iola, Allen County, Kansas, rractleca In all the Courts of the fctate. J. 0. GORDON, ATTOUNTJV-AT-T.AW, Tola, Kansas, tea overXorthrup's store J. H. FISHER, A TTOBSEY-AT-LAW Deputy Countr At 1 tornoy. Office at tho court house, loin, Kansas. A. C. BOGLE, A TTORN"ET AT LAW and Stenographer JVCorreeponJeuee prrtmptl) attended to. Or fioa at ttie Court House. lolai Kansas R. H. KNIGHT, ATTOUHEV AND COCNM.I.OU AT LAW . and Notary Public Will Prictlee In all the Courts of the State Loan, Rial br tale and Jofuranco Agent. Collections a Specialty, Iola, Kansas Office oxer Henderson's store, treat aide square. ' S. G. LEWIS, ATTORNKY-AT-LAW, Iola, Kansas. "Will practice In all the court) of the Statu Will liiau mouey on easy terms. OPJcr onr llendunnii A Anirine'a hardware store, on the wuU aide public square. DRS. HENDRICKS & FRENCH. o FFICK west side public square, tip stairs. 401B, nsnins. A. J. FULTON, M. D. Graduate Jefferson Medical Gollcgo. Philadel phia. Ph)sleiau, Surgeon and Accoucher. Office At rtiklmoe. C H. BOULWON & SON, TTOIKEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS. Pnrgur) ITXaud disrates of women and children a spec ialty. Will guarantco to cure Pilee. ArGIFFOKD, M. D. 9' VTTICE over nenderson's hardware store Residence opposite Harmon Scott's, Iola, It 'dill. DR. S. TOZER, DBTTALStTlGEOV. OflN laGrenhcntci lilo.k, lo'a, Kanns J. E. JEWELL, M. D. PriTtlCI VX & SURGEON. Special atten tion paid to Mirgcry and Eye dle.ic Motjiv, - - KAxaag. MRS. J AS. SIMPSON. M1 ILIJXERT ANU DRESSMAKING, Fancy Oood, eta., Iola, Kansas. JOSEPH PIKE, BOOT AND .SHOE MAKER, Iola, Kansas. Sh.p went sldo public square. First claei orork jrnaranteco. at raouai.ie uric. Hoys' V-ooU from 91.33 Ut 82 rs Men s bouts from VI 75 to 43.00 SS CHURCH DIRECTORT. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Comar of Jcflcron Arenae xmi Ilroailna) st SnrTlrc ererr .Slib.ith at 11 a.m. anil 7:10 1. m Clafs meotin; tmmediHtelr after tlie iiiorninir iHtrioe. huuda) School at a.JO . m., J. B IUjiIIus Sueriutndeat. Pra)-rrnieetinscr ?liur.darcrentng at :30 p. Di. Slnoon and vfcitoni ta U.city aud all olbom cordiall) invit ed to all tluwo cervices. rt. 8. WiATMBiasT, Pastor. PRESBYTER UN. Corner Madmon Avenue and Wtrn f tret rpMchlnx at 10 a. in. fiabbuli bchool at : p m. PrayrmetinBerer) ThHrm'a) evening. Alt aro Invited to these sen let. K. S Miujh, Pastor. BAPTIST. Oo Srcamore htreet. Irje briet northeast oTUia square. Prraehlng every SunJay at 11 a in., and at the usual hour In the r i nlnir. "un lay School at 8:15 a.m. A. L. Itlbblv, Snpenn UMident. Prayer meiugerr) thnrtdaj ee KlngatTp m. This notice! inserted t" assure you of a warm welcome at any of these ccn Ices. T. C. CorrKi . Pastor. CHRISTIAN. PrrfeeOB !t uadivec" every month ctll o'clock a. ta. at the Court Honae. Tuos. RinxLCTT. Pastor. CHRISTIAN. The Christian Church or loin, Allen county, Kansas, meets at the Court Houw for vtor- ehlp every lord's Day In eadtmonrk atS ji. in. J. f. Totin. KlJer. BIBLE SOCIETY. A srtpplv of Ilibles ami Tcstamtnt may 1h found at the Allen County IJible DMwItory, at Chnrh A Steele's place of business SECRET SOCIETIES. A. F. & A. M. IolaLodgpNo. SS holds its rvguUr m'tIuR tliM first and third TuedHs ill each luoiUh All masons lu gooil itan ling are conliallj in vitcd t attend. A. J. FULTON, W. M. K. W" l)Lr, See'y. U. O. A. T. Iola Temple No. 9 hold thelrrcguUrmertln?s second and fourth Moudavereninirs of cicli mionth at Monic hall. All Tuuplaw iu good tandiur luvited to visit DR IV UhSnUICKS. Templar J. II. ViW, Uecortler. KNIGHTS OF PYTHLVS. Iola lAds No. 41 hold their regular mort ice, Wednesday evening of enchvi-ek, la Col bora's building. Ielting brothers troni other lodges nill be cordially welcomed. X. K. ACRES, C. C. S. U Yismn, K. of K. and I. O. O. F. Iola Lodsre Xo. 21 hold their regular meet ings every Tuesda) errmng, in ttieir l.all is Iting brethren iu good ktiudin are invited tu uttrnd. N". K ACElte, X. ti. C. IE. DkClctc, Uccordingft.n.tarT. A. O. U. "W. Iola Lodge Xo. IK hold their regular rr.ee tins second aed fHiirtliThursiIaSofeach month, at Odd Fellows Hall. Vhdtinr Ilrethnn are cor dially Invited to visit our lod;e- D. U. I). SMELTZEU, M. W. K. Cpdeguaf , Recorder. KNIGHTS. OF HONOR. Iola Lodge Xo. 1902 K. of II. meets In the O Jd Fellows Hall, on the first and third Friday nights ef each month. Visiting brothers from other lodre-B will be cordiall v welcomed. W. H. JIcCLUKE, Dictator. W D. Ciiastait, lltporter. EASTERN STAR. Sslem Chapter Xo. t, order of the Eastern Star, holds Its regular tncitiiigs the llnt and third aturdavstr each month. All members an rood standing arc cordially iaWted to at Srnd ilns I. C. CoLiton-N, W M. B. W. Dcrrr. Sec'y. SOLD ONLY BY iV J?ar. mmmrn & nm. XIVE BUSINESS MEN WHO ADVERTISE. FLETCHER & CO. IOM HHDW1BR MD HARNESS EMPORIUM. E. H. Sussmilch, Mnnagcr. Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, HarnceB, Paddles and leather. Wholesale and Kotaln. Good Goods. Lowuat Prices. South Side of Square, k. j. weith. Blacksmithing and Wagon Making, South orfilevenfon'sdr'gstore loin,, Kansas. Repairing done to order with neatness and dispatch. Hnrseshoiug a Specialty. Prires reasonable W. J. EVANS. Wost Slile Sonare) A completo stock of Drugs, Patent Soaps, Perfumery and Fancy Articles. Prescriptions carefully compounded, cliLs:,?TJEl Manufacturing Baker & Confectioner, (W est hide Square) &Iola, Kansas Fancy cakes for weddings and parties mado to order. A completo line of pnra confectionery. Jilank A isros t amous uamlles. Young & Clark, (South Side Sqnare) Wo would rcpectftiliy ask you to call and examine our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Bocts and Shoes, Hats and Lap, and Urortiict, ami Qiicc.iivtnr We are not In the habit ut blowing but when it romia to good goods for the luaet luuiie), wuaao alwajs on hand Itutter and eggs taken In exchange for goods a. e. wricht, (West Side Squart) Fresh stock and low prioes la nil cery line. Give mo a call, Kmoger & Cray, Live (West Madison Avenue) Fresh Beef and Fork constantly The patnniart of the people of Iola and lclult) Hiilust Pric paid for J JJei i i,s sttlr, Ac. 3. T. ELLIS, PYostFlrset) Fino Livery Carriages and Boggles. Terms Reasonable. Transient Cut em a Specialty. Horses boarded by tho work Com aud sm us at tho old llrub iker stand. Strickland & Brown, Livery, Feed and Sale Stable, lEnat U.duon Avenue) " 1jla Kansas Knowing tho growing demands of our flourishing city, we are determined lomvet them, and can anurc the publlr general!) that vre are pit pared to riirnlsli the bet liry lrnm.4 at leaaminble rate. Special attention givt n t-jTraiiMint Custom. Come and no us. BEATTY & 6WI6HER, (Opposiite Coutral Hotel) Fresh and S;ilt Mcatw, FausAjro and for oosh. C;ieh paid far Ilides. usis uuiJiiiiLJj.suaaa'Mfjets-MjJVMLijiiaaaiW4iMajiiL HARRY STOW, Geo. Ilurrib' old stand. Carriage All kinds of Repairing done with ncatntws and dispatch. hone attends to the ltlackmithlcK department. C.A.STEELE, I have a completo assortment of wr. fj-ectscleKfromSS rents to x-t.wO Ihnso by xamiiiie myuods JI-qiairinR ufall kinds South Side Public Square sxpnen MJmJua ujtayi 1 1, isnisisvsiiegSBSsi S- A- Brown & Co-, Lumber, Lath, Sitingles, Lime, Hair, Cement, Paints, Brick, and all kinds cfltuIldinsMannal. West Madison Avenue, ... IOLA, KANSAS. J. W. Scott & Son- A complete stock of Drugs. Painte, Oils, Varnishes, Patent Medicines, Window tikis, Mationer), Coudis, Toilet "Mw, Perfumery, Pano Articles, at Wlndixnlunnd l'etall. Or .1 W !cott fiies Ills mtlreutluillon to the bii.-liw8 .lid will nlwnjfi bo found at lheetorcduri;liucines8 hours, and at his reldenrc nipbta anl buiida), ready ntaii) time, nilit or ila , to furuivh medicines or compound prescriptions with eare and nccunic) Ihlsis the lrst pljre in the count) to bu) an)thln In this line N. It Window Glass of all re&nlir sizes aHa) s on hu vl mid mM t-izii cut without extra chargo. West Side Washington Avenue, - IOLA, KANSAS. KSaumann & Co Have purchased the stock of groceries formerly owned by Klaumann & Ushliaugh, and arc row read) to make prices to Mill the time, nnd would be pleisml to hate ) uu call and learn our prices Ucare thankful for pt-t atnm.ie. Come one, come nil. nnd L-ive ua a rail, where rou will be waiteil on with kindness aud pleasure. We guarantee sntislao tiauluovm nspict. , KLiCMANN ACO. bouth Side Public Square, ... IOLA, KANSAS. C. H. Safer & 3m., New Lumber Yard AT BRONSON, KANSAS "We have opened a large and well selected stock of Lumber from Chicaeo, and have bought ou the cut rate of freight, conequinlly are able to fnrnifhvou Iniuber atas low llgureas it can be bad anywhere in tht country. Call and see and it prices before jou buy. i C. S. Geo. -A.- BoatIus -HAS 6ECURED- $100,000 To Loan at only Seven Per Cent, annual Inter est. These are tlie best rates ever, offered, in Allen County. Reniember the interest is -payable only once a year and none in advance. Sontli Side, Mic Spre, Iola, Kansas, Prescription Drug Store. Iola, Krinsai. Medicines, Stationery, Conibs, Toilet Dry Goods and Notions, loin, Kansas Groceries and Woodenware, Iola, Kansas. goods handled. Everything in the gro and Let Live Meat Market, Iolt KnnsaB on hand and sold at reason a bio rates. respectfully solicited. Cash paid for hides Livery and Peed Stable, Iola, Kansas. Champion Meat Market, Iola, Kansas. Lard, constantly on lnuul and uold low and General Blacksmith, Iola, Kansas. Capt. More- City Jewelry Store. Clocks, Watches, Jewelry und Plated dMirliiR n'.ntblux in wr line will savo nionr) dune prouplly. IOLA. KANSAS. Lumber Yard, DRUG STORE, GROCERS, SATER & SRO. IOLA, KANSAS, WELCH 8 HART. -Dealers In- GROCERIES QUEENSWARE, We wish to call .Special Attcntlou also to our WOOD YARD Which Is alTvnys Kullr Stot keil with FlrolVond In on) shapu desired. Wood Delivered to all parts of the city at Reasonable Rates. T. m. BARTELS. (successor to Ilartelsltros.,) QUEENSWARE ! Woodenware, Flour, leed, Coal Oil and Salt. ' In Glas, China, Maiolica and (iueens wnre, Toilet Sets, Table and Pock et Cutlery, I have a Completo Assortment at Bottom Prices I All goods Warranted as Represented or Mon ey Refunded. CALL AND SEE ME. South Sido Public Square, Iola, - - - Kans. MAKES SUITS TO ORDER AND GUARANTEES A FIT! Prices $6 to S 10 a Suit. CTPlrst door south of Collmrn's cormr POET & INKS, Having started a NEW MEAT MARKET, Itcpi rtfully solicit the patronage of tho citi zens of Iola had vicinity. Highest Cash Price Paid for Sides and Beef Cattle. 23"Ruchannn'8 old stand, Iola, Kansas." COTOW.B. REED'S TONSORIAL PARLOR! Southwest Corner Public Square. None lint Rrst-Class Workmen Employe! Satisfaction Guaranteed. Clean Towels. Sharp Razors. W. jr. STEELE. -Dealer in- HARDWARE, STOVES, TINWARE I Cutlery, Nails, Wire, Class and Seeds. Tin Shop in connection with store. Goods sold at prlrts to Compete with any atorc In the count) . North Side, Koran, Kans. GROCER ES If they stoned falso prophets now, as they did in tho days of old, the country might ho better off. The Missouri legislature Is the worst of all. Moro thim 1,200 bills have been introduced, of which number only 29 have been passed. The Register returns thanks to Senator Funstoa and Representative Stewart for many courtesies during tho recent session of tho legislature. Hok. D. C. Haskell was given an enthusiastic reception by the people of Lawrence on his return home last Thursday. The Irish agitators are carrying the Avar into tho heart of London. An at tempt was made last week, to blow up the government oiliccs with dynamite. The explosion was a terrible ono and considerable property was destroyed, but no lives lost. Assistant - skciietah y Moody must have had very few friends iu the Senate, or thoso farewell lines of his would never have been allowed to go upon tho record. Wo never remem ber, to have read worse doggerel. Rev. I. S. KamjOck, "formerly of Kansas," having been granted a year's vacation by tho members of his church la San Fraucisco,in order that ho might recuperate from tho exertion of ergan izing a first-class prize fight in said church, has gono into tho cattlo busi ness at Santa Cruz. Thus speaks the Chicago Inter Ocean: "Kansas Republicans are not afraid of live issues. They walk up to the lious in their path like Sam son did on his way down to Timnath. Every issue titey make and meet has to be met sooner or later by the Re publican party, and there is Hiunll use of dodging." The new luw that goes into effect July 1st regarding post oflico money orders, is one that has long been needed and will bo of great convenience. It provides for tlie issuance of money or ders of S5 and less for three cents. These orders arc to bo on engraved pa per nnd known as "postal notes," pay- nbio to bearer. It seems that tho prohibition amend ment of Iowu will hold good after all, lu spite of the decision of the Supreme Court of the Stato to the contrary. The case has been taken Into the United States court nnd it holds that the amendment is valid and cannot be set uside by the State Court ; that tho simple fact of a majority of the people having voted to amend tho constitu tion, amends it, and tho amendment must hold. At the recent State convention of Minnesota cano growers, thcro was on exhibition no less than 100 samples of syrup aud more than a dozen samples of sugar that had been pro duced iu the State. Several farmers stated that they could make far more money raising cane and manufactur ing syrup than at any other branch of farming, as it cost them 4 4-5 cents to produce sugar which they could readily sell at the rate of 8 cents per pound. It is a little humiliating to ask for information regarding a point with which every oue else seems familiar, but in order that "wo may not burst in ignorance" wo wish some of tho brethren who havo been using tho .term so glibly would riso up and tell us who or what is meant by "Execu tive Council." Wo have been search ing the records for the last three months and cannot find the term used any where among the laws or in the constitution. Perhaps our Topeka co temporaries have coined it. It seems that a fountain pen has at last been invented that really justifies the name aud answers its purpose. We have lately been shown the "Liver more Stylographic pen" and from a short trial of it, it seems to give entire satisfaction. It never "leaks," it makes a fair plain line, never blackens the lingers, and once filled can be used for days without change, avoiding all the bother and delay of reaching out to the inkstand for a fresh dip every minnte. In short, it Is as neat and convenient as a load pencil. Copyists, railroad agents and others having much writing to do will find it of es pecial value. Address Louis E. Dun lap, 290 Washington yreet, Boston. The usual howl is going np from Democratic cotemporarics about the failure of tho Congress that has just adjourned, to do anything of real bene fit to the people. Fortunately, howev er, the facts in the case ore as usual, against them. The record shows that among other things the forty seventh Congress renewed the charters of the national banks, took steps for ho suppression of polygamy, refunded the Windom bonds at three per cent,, re stricted Chinese immigration, began the reform of the civil service, reduced letter postage and postal orders, revised the tariff, abolished the in ternal revenues, except those on liq uors and tobacco, and reduced the lat ter one-half, and prohibited the im portation of .bad tea. Not so bad a record after all. The last session of the legislature again emphasized tho need of a change that has long been felt, namely ; that all the State institutions should be supported by a specific tax and not by appropriations from general funds. It would bo very easy to calculate the levy that would bo necessary for tho maintenance of each of these institutions and tho result would be of immenso benefit to the State at largo as well as to the insti tutions themselves. This is especially true of the various Stato schools and colleges. Nothing hurts a school so much as uncertainty regarding its funds. Yet this uncertainty must al ways exist so long as tho amount of the appropriation is left intirely in the hands of a legislature that is liable to all sorts of whims aud freaks. Proba bly no other one of our institutions is doing so much for the connuonwenlth as the State University. Yet tho last house of representatives recommended a beggarly appropriation that would have dealt at least ono of its depart ments a death blow, had the amount not been increased by tho moro sober and rcasonablo Senate Tub Regis ter has not been a very strong advo cate for a now constitution, but If no other plan can bo devised that will give the giddy and unstnblo house of representatives less power for mischief iu tho direction ubovo suggested, we shall certainly favor it. TTwrnr.Y suggestions BBS. FOB PARK- OATS. Mr. Editor: The season is upon us for sowing oats. Lato fall plowing is tho best. Harrowns soon as the ground is in good condition, and not before. Put In the seed as early ns possible af ter the ground is in good condition. I w ould prefer to drill, so as to cover about two inches deep. Should no drill be convenient, harrow thoroughly after sowing. If it bo spring plowing, let it be dono as soon a3 the ground is iu proper condition for plowing. The earlier tho oats is sown tho heavier the seed and, stronger tho straw. Use clean land for all kinds of small seed. Don't sow foul seed ; tho crop is under mortgago when that is done, and a poor crop is tho result. Better go miles and clean the seed. Tho poor light seed encumbers the land and in jures the growing crop. Plow deep if you want tho crop to stand drouth ; shallow plowing has demonstrated its own failure. Mixed black oats is the best and hardiest. I have found that small grain is good for destroying cuck lo bnrr, crab grass, smartweed, etc.; but don't expect a good crop. I sow seven pecks per aero. SWEET CORN. Thero are but tow farmers that real ize the great profit derived from rais ing sweet corn for fattening hogs. It can bo planted early, and will be in roasting car fit for feeding from the 10th to tho loth of July, and will be fully matured before field corn comes to roasting ear. Forty to sixty days feed in hot weather is astonishing in fattening hogs. Sweet corn is very prolific, but it must bo planted closer than field corn. Three feet two inches, with three stalks to a hill is abundant; plant thick to insuro a good stand, then thin out to three. "Work the corn in a lively manner as it is soon out of the way; plow four times, and you will be amply rewarded. The fodder has no equal for calves. Every farm er should plant according to his hog stock, if no further. Faiimeb. POTATOES. 2Ir. Editor: Allow me to give my oxperiencein potato raising in Kan sas. I havo raised potatoes in Allen county for twenty-five years and have always been the most successful when I mulched them Just before they come up. Almost any farmer has enough waste hay or straw on the farm to mulch his potato patch. It saves cul tivating them, as the hay or straw keeps down the weeds. The hay or straw should be put on the ground to the depth of five or six inches. My experionco has been on bottom land. Where the land will hold up water af ter a heavy rain, tho ground should be ridged. ''Farmer" says he cuts his potatoes in pieces, then puts two or three pieces in a bill. I cannot seo the benefit of cutting a potato in pieces, then putting the pieces together in a hill. My plan is to cut tlie potatoes in pieces then drill them in the row ten or twelve Inches apart. For early potatoes I like to put some fresh horse stable manure in the furrow with the potatoes, it acts as a hot-bed. Unless I have new ground I like a hbaral supply of manure for late as well as early potatoes. I. B. L. TOTATOES. Mr. Editor: I hear a great com plaint from farmers of losing their po tatoes this cold winter by freezing. I think if they would adopt my plan of covering their potatoes when burying, they would not lose many by freez ing. My plan Is to first put a good covering of old paper next to tho pota toes, and then a covering of hay nnd dirt, and then a second covering of hay, and dirt. Yours in behalf of the potatoes. J.-M. Mattoon. geneva. Kan, TEACHERS'. COLUMN. Arbor Dy. At the State Teachers' Association held In Topeka during the closing week of 1882, it was decided to try nnd set aside one day of each year, dovot lug tho day to tho planting of trees nnd otherwise beautifying tho school grounds of Kaos. In compliance with that suggestion I would request each school district Ju this county to devote Tqesday, April 3d. to such a noble and praiseworthy purpose. 1 further request the citizens of each district to maker thntday n hol iday for tho children by assisting and otherwise aiding this enterprise. The schools in session could mako the occasion quite entertaining by pre pariug some literary exercises, inter spersing fliem with songs by the chil dren aud addresses from parents. Wo trust this suggestion may meet the hearty approval of all interested in this matter, nnd thus may our school grounds be mado to look moro pleasant and inviting. J. E. Henderson-, Co. Supt. i The Address to the Boys of the High School. The following Is a Bynopsls of tho address delivered by County Superin tendent J. E. Henderson befuro tho boys of the Iola High School. The speaker opened his address by saying that at one time schools, wcro unknown. He then showed how and when they- wcro introduced in this country, nnd noted tho success of tho public school. The boys were remind ed that they would soon become tho parties controlling this government, aud were urged to preparo themselves for their duties. Attention was called to tho number of voters In the United States, to the per cent, of illiteracy, to the diverse nationalities from which our population is made up, to tho pres ent intellectual condition of our coun try and the need of in telligent suffrage Ho said wo might boast of the strehgth of our republican Institutions, yet neg lect the essential conditions upon which depends tho pcrmnnonco of theso institutions. Examples wcro given of tho sovereignty of the Amer ican people. After quotations from Washington, Madison and Garfield in proof of the above statements, ho clos ed with the following: 'Were half tho power that Alls the world with terror; Were half tho wealth bestowed on camps and courts. Given to redeem the human mind from error; There were no nesd of arsonala or forts." i. We learn of a teachers' association of the teaohers of tho southern part of tho county, held at Humboldt lost Saturday. We are glad that part of the teachers of the county, even, havo tho interest and the energy to sustain this kind of an organization ; and if it is not possible to maintain an organi zation for tho whole county, which wo think would be better, we think that n similar ono should bo formed for tho northern part of the county. We hear mentioned as ono of tho most note worthy features of this meeting a com parison of Longfellow and Tennyson by Miss Campbell. This is branching out from purely pedagogical lines in a very commendable way. The teacher has special need of cultivating literary criticism and history; . and ho bos special advantages for the prosecution of this study. Among tho many "ex tra" acquirements which can be put to a good use in a school room, this is the most availablo and tho most irrfi portant. This suggests a query upon which wo should like to hear from teachers: "Cun English literature, critical or historical, or both, bo taught to any advantage in common schools ?" It will be admitted at once that no pupil should be considered as possessing even that meagre stock of knowledge, loosely designated "a com mon school education," without know ing something of tho masters and mak ers of his mother tongue, and of their works. Our query is, can any ad van- tageous teaching of these things be woven into tho every-day round of necessary instructions, and how can it best be done? We leain that Supt. Henderson will work steadily toward raising thegrado of requirements for certificates. To this welieartily say amen. Not that Allen county is derelict in this matter; for we are well aware that the stand ard of our teachers averages well. But; this is not saying it is as high as it ought to be. One of tho radical de? fectsofour school system, Is that our lower grade teachers aro not reliable. To put It scrinturally, they are "false teachers." They teach errors, and that is worse than no teaching at all. Besides this, in the long run it would be better for tne teacnera taemseives. It means that a premium is to be put upon jrooa teaencrsmp, ana mac means better wnges, permanent situations, and moro satisfactory results to all concerned. There will be a nubile examination of teachers of Allen county, Kansas at tho scuool nouso in iola, commencing at 8 o'clock a. m. sharp, ou Saturday Anril Tth ISM. Anv ono deslrlntr to Obtain a first grade certificate shonld bo present, not later man o w " Eacu applicant will be expected to fur: nish a certificate of good moral charac ter. Any one desiring to commumeato with an applicant during the examina tion, mu3t first secure pormissionfrom o -niomfwsr nf tn exuillIuuJK mi. This rule will be strictly enforced. J. E. iENlEKSO. .Supt. Pub. Inst. .,it!p.- r 3 , rv g y 'J X' .- 'i ' , ?, jrc - - J - -J VJ .