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THE IOLA REGISTER.
"r . -? - TOL.XVII. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 18S3. NO. 15 OUK AOTrOTJlTCgMErTT. irMfncut. riPKB or iuii tuimr.cs mci ai. rift er TMK CITT OK IOLA. Safcacrtatio Ratss. One year (Si nunfkers) Intfcanee tl.M jmw year i" numutnj 11 out iu butbikv... i. lx iDomthi, In afirance 7: Three mouths, So rent. Hngle copy 5 cents "SB SU8INESS DIRECTORY. OTHECK & SMITH, REAL ESTASE AGENTS ami Alutrsclcrg iff Title. Office over R4tty Itros furnl-Curc-Store. lola, Allen Coantj, Kansas. J R. RICHARDS, ATTOUSEr AT LAW. Eela, Allen Csanty, Kansas, rreellecs in i(M the Courts of the .state. J. C. GORDON, AOVOIlKBA'-AT.LAVr, lola, Kumi. too orer Xotlhrup's store. or- J. H. FISHER, A TTGKXKr-AT-LAW. Deputy County At torney. Office at the court house, low, jtansas. A. C. BOGLE, Ok. TTORNET AT LAW and Stenoerapkcr. X&.Correspondcncn promptl attended. to. OF- taos at theCenrt House. lola, Kansas. R. H. KNIGHT, ATTOEXrY AND COUS.sKI.iH: AT LW and Notary rublic Will PracUeu la all the Courts of the State Loan, Ileal hscate and iMiraaea Afent. Collections a Siwcialty, lola, Kansas. unicooterlienAtcteu's store, vest side square. 8. G. LEWIS, ArrOIlKKY-AT-LAW, loin, Kansas. Will practice In all the curt of tlic State Will loan money on nsv term. Office er Henderson ft Amrlne'eiardw are store, on the west side public square. DRS. HENDRICKS & FRENCH. OFFICE west side pulJie square, up stairs, lola, Kansas. A. J. FULTON, M. D. Graduate Jcfli rsr.n Mecal College, Philadel phia. Phjsldan, Surgeon audAccoueher. Ullice at rcsldeuoc. C H. RODLSON fc SON, TT01HEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS. Surgery JLland diseases of women awl chlldreu a spec ially. Will guarantee to cure Piles. A. GIFFORD, M. D. OFFICE ovsr Stolernon's hardware store Itesidencc uppotite Harmon Scott's, lola, Ji asas. DR. S. TOZER, ILSrilUKOX. TENTA JL Offirs InCrernlieuv! bloak, lola, Kansas. J. E. JEWELL, 51. D. PHYSICI VK & Sl'IWJtOS. ftpeelal atten tion paid to Mrgery and Eye diseases. Mout, Kaunas. MRS. JAS. SIMPSON. MILLINKUT ANH DMmitAKlStJ. Faacy Goods, etc, tola, Kansaa. JOSEPH PIKE, BOOT AMI SHOE MAKKU, Ioia, Kansas. Shop west side public siuur. First class -urk guaranteed at reasonable prlrcs. Hoys' feouls from $1.M to i.7S. U a boots from -t Tito ..) CHURCH DIRECTORY. 21E WODIST EPISCOPA L. Corner of Jefferson Aveane an4 Itroadway fit. few-vires every Sabbath at 11 a.m. tuul T.ln . n iOsss meotliig imiaeltatrlt after tbc murniuc M-rioe. Hunday ncliool at U.sO a.m., A. f Jlanklns KuK'rtntndrnt. Prayor meeting every Thnrxday evening at ":Vi p. 111. tra'njrrs and visitors in Uie eit nnd all others cordially mi it l to all thee eervirtvi. S. 5. Wkthiuit, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Comer Madison Avenue and Western Street. (TrMChing at 10', a. m. Kahhith .cluxd at 3 m m. Prayer mcstlne every Ihunda) evening. All are Invited to these services. K. .S. MtUJUt. Pastor. BAPTIST. On Rvcaniore Ptrewt. Large lrlek north-east of ths square. Preashlng eviry .Sunday at 1 1 a m., and at the ntual hear Is th. evealnr. "n day ftehoel att.Ua.m. A. L. nibble, iuperin tendeat. Prayer meeting t r 1 liarwlay et e slag at? p.m. This notice Is Inserted toassare Tea of a warm welcxirae at any of these serf ieea. T. U. Currar. Pastor. CHRISTIAN, terrieeeon first Saaday of every mnath at 11 'Ieek a. m. at the C.iurt Unnse. Tmus. lSaKTLETT, I'astor. CHRISTIAN. The Christian Charrb f Iela. Allan county, Xansas, meets at the Court Hue for mor- htp every Uird's Day In eaeli month t 3 1. m. r J. f. Tunu, Elder. BIBLE SOCIETY. A supple of Bibles and Testamunt may lie found at the Allen County IJihle IHoltortt at Charles A Steele's place of business SECRET SOCIETIES. A. F. & A. M. lola Lodge Xo. S3 holds its regular mestlngs the first and third Tacsdavs In each month, ill masons in good stamling are conllflly lu--rlted to attend. A. J. YCLIUS, W. M. U. W. Ucrrr, Pec'y. U. O. A. T. lola Temple Ko. 9 hold their regular rueetlag second ana fourth Hoadar evrstlags or each month at Masonic hall. All Templars In good standing Invited to visit. Dlt W.S.IIKXDUICKS, Templar. J". H. Vxvxcrs, Recorder. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Tola I-odga Xo. hold their regnlar meet Inxs, Wednesday evening of each week, la Col ern's building. Visiting brothers from otner sodge. wiU be cordially "'f-"- c. c. J. U. Tunza, K. of E. aud a. I. O. O. F. lola Lodge Xo. SI hold their regular meet ings every Tuesday evening, iu tlieir hall Vu iUuz brethren la coed standing are inuted to attend. X. F ACEILS.K.O. C. H. DbClctx, Eecordiug ecl.Ury. A. O. U. W. lola Lodge Xo SH hold their regular meeting sueond and fourth Thuradavs of each mouth, at Odd Fellows Hall. Visitin'r Itretbren arc cor dially tmvited to islt our lode. D. IJ. I). SMhLTZEK, M. W. R. OpDEGBArr, Recorder. KNIGHTS OF HONOR. Tela Lodge Xo. 1902 K. or II. meets in the OM yellows Hall, on the first aud thin! Friday eights ef each month. Visiting brothers from .ether lodges will be eordlall v welcomed. W. II. MrCLUUE, IMctator. W P. Cn-icTAiv, Reporter. EASTERN STAR. Salem Chapter Xo. 4. order of the Eastern fttsr. holds lis regular meetings the first ami lhlri"aturda8of aeh month. All members In rood staadlug are cordially intlted to at tend Mi. I. C. Coldors, W M. K. W. Dcrnr, Sec'y. SOLD ONLY BY w mwmm & mm, LIVE BUSINESS MEN WHO ADVERTISE. FLETCHER & CO. IOLA H1RDWARB JND HARNESS EMPORIUM. E. H. Sussmilch, Manager. Hardware, Stoves and; Tinware, Harness, Saddles and Leatlior. Whc&eflsieandUetaln. Uood Goods. Lowest Prices. South Side of Sauare, k. j. weith, Blacksmithing and Wagon Making, honth of Stevenson's dr'gstore lola, Kansas. Repairing dono to order with Steelalty. Priors reasonable. W. J. EVANS, (West Wde Sous re) lola, Kaunas. A complete stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Stationery, Combs, Toilet Soaps, rerfunisry aail Fancy Articles. Prescriptions carefully compounded, CNAS.OTTEN, West Mile Square Fancy cakes for weddings and parties mode to order. A complete lino of pore oonfecsioncry. Illank euros. raniaosOuxtaoc. Young & Clark, (South Side Square) We would respectfully fc you to Cloeliliijr. Boots nnd Mines, JlatHaml lapa, and Groceries and Queensare Wu are not In the ha14torUoumt;(itttb.en it comes topnid goods for tho Uast mono w u aae alw a a on hand. Halter and gps taLen in exchange for goods. a. e. wrscht, Groceries and Woodenware, (West Side Squar.) j kum, Fresh stock and low prices in all goods handled. Everything in tho gro cery line. Givomeacall, Kruegor & Cray, jq (Wost Madison Avrnne) Fresh Reef and Pork constantly Tht pntmnap) of the people of lola and vicinity uigiitsi rrice pain ror iseci came, xc. 6. T. ELLIS, . (West Street) Fine Livery Carriages aird Buggies. 011 a .ixelalty. Horses bonnlcd by the wrek. Strickland & Brown, Livery, Peed and Sale Stable, UJast Madison Avenue) lola, Kanaaa. Knowing tho growing demands of our flourishing city, we are determined to intec them, and ran asuro the public generally that we are prepired to furnish the liest liry teams at rtasmiable rates, special attentlou giien Mlrauslint Custom. Come ami see us. BEATTY 4 SWISHER, (Opposlite Lentral HoUl) Freeh nnd Salt Meats, Sausage and for cuhIi. Cash paid for Hides. HARRY. STOW, Ge-. Ilurris' old stand. All kinds of Repairing dono witli neatnws and dispatch house attends to the !lsckiulthlug deparunnit. C. A. STEELE, City Jewelry Store. I have a complete assortment of Clocks, Vatches, Jewelry and Plated Ware. ertaelea friru !o eruts t M.iO. Those desiring anvthing in jay line will sate money by examining my good. Ipniring of nit kinds done promptly. South Side Public Square - - - IOLA. KANSAS. S. A- Brown & Co., Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime, Hair, Cement, Paints, Brick, and all kinds if Bnllding Material. West Madison Avenue, ... IOLA, KANSAS. J. W. Scott & Son- A complete stock of Drugs, Paints, OUh, Varnishes, Patent Medicines, Window Class, Stationery, Combs, Toilet Soaps, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, at Wholesale and I'etall. I)r J W fcott gites his intlruattintlon to the business and will always be found at the store durNg bjiejurse hours, and at his residence nights ami Mundajs, ready atany time, nUbt ordaj, tofurni-h medicines or compound prescriptions with care and nccuracv. This is the lt place in the cmnty to buy anything In this line. N. U. Wiudow Class of all regular sixes aiwui on nsim ami ouu sizes cu nibHouiejLira cnan,e. West Side Washington Avenue, Klaumann & Co., Have purchased the stock of groceries formerly owned by Klaumann & Ethbaugb, and are now ready to make prices to suit the times, and woiild'be pleased to havo juu call and learn our prices. We are thankful for past patronsge. Come one, come all, nnd givs oa a rail, where you will be waited on with kindness and pleasure. We guarantee satlsfac tUn iu every respect. KLACMANX & CO. South Side Public Square, ... IOLA, KANSAS. C. H. Sater Bro., New Lumber Yard AT BRONSON, KANSAS. We have opened a large and well selected stock of Lumber from Chicago, and hare bought on the eut rate of freight, consequently are able to furnish you lumber ntas low figuns an Iteaubehadeiiynhcrein tbc country. Call and see nnd Kit prices before ou buy. O. H. SATSE t& BRO. G90. A, Bowlus -HAS SECURED- $100,000 To Loan at only Seven Per Cent, annual Inter est. These are tlie best rates ever offered in Allen County. Remember tlie interest is -payable only once a year and none in advance. MSPfiiftcSprc, lola, Kansas. neatness and dispatch. Hnrsesholng a Prescription Drug Store. Manufacturing Baker & Confectioner, lola. Kansas. Dry Goods and Notions, lola, .transits call and examine our stock of Dry Go6ds. anci jt Live Meat Market, Iola Kansas. on hand and sold at reasonablo rates. respectfully solicited. Cash paid for hides. Livery and Peed Stable, lola, Kaasas. Terms Reasonable. Transient Cus- Come and sec us at the old IlrubaAer stand. Champion Meat Market, lola, Kansas. Lard, constantly on hand and Bold low Carriage and General'Blacksmith, AOla, ivanaas. Capt. More- Lumber Yard, DRUG STORE, IOLA, KANSAS. GROCERS, IOLA, KANSAS. FOB SALE. Wo. 68180 aerea raw land, Allen county, Kansas, 0 miles sotUhw est from lola the county seat, and tfi miles from a railroad station, surrounded on all sides toy improved farms. noo, so.otf par mere. Mo. 17 40O aoresj. SO acres under cultiva tion, 310 In grass, story and a half house, I rooms, muokc nouse aim ceuar, t,; miles neajre fence, 1 ' miles of rail, bonnt and wire; well and cistern at the hmisu; well and pond out In pasture Held; C 1 bearing apple trees, 00 bear ing peach trees, and other small fruit; 3 miles mini raiiroau siauon, aunnieu in Alien county, Kansas, 8 miles from lola, the county seat. Prioe, $4,600. So. 82 160 acre. Situated In Allen coun ty, Kansas, ailjolnlntf railroad stntlou; lias a new one and a half story Trame house; all In grass except 5 acres. Price, $1,800. No. 81 160 acres. One mile north of the above tract, (O acres under cultivation, 80 in grass, one story frame house 4 rooms, lmru and crib, all fenced with strands of barb wire, voting apple orchard, bearing peach orchard, Ac Price, $2,200. No. 63 1S6 acres In Allen countr. Kan sas, W acres lhirrnsa, TO under cultivation. 5 In timber house of 3 room, stable, pens, Ac. nil fenced and cross fenced with hedge, spring ter, well water, and iond; 2M apple tre (1C0 bearing) 20ii licarlng peach treis, 40j bearing cherry trees, gooseberries and blackbcrrlts in abundnuce: 2 miles lToiu railroad atatlou. Price, $3,000. IMPROVED AND UNIMPROVED Cit3T Ixopext37-- 5C?Kor descriptions of other properties, send for, or cull and get piintid circular. W. A. Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Next to Bant lola, Kansas. K7"Propertles renteil. loans ami collections mai iane. in.- Insurance written iu old reliable com- pauieSc FOR SALE. Seed Corn, Flax Seefl. Broom CornM Hedge Plants and Seed Potatoes Of the best varieties adaptPd to this climate. Including White .Star, Whtto Klephant, lieuty of Hebron, Mammoth Pearl, etc E2For prices call on S. D. Brandenburg 31, mlloe south west of Uronson. P. O. Ad dress, Itmnson, Kansas. T. M. BARTELS, (Successor to llarti la Bros. ,) .naiLxuis GROCERIES AkD QUEENSWARE ! Woodenware, Flour, leed, Coal Oil and Salt. In Glass, China. Majolica nnd Queens wnre, Toilet Hts, Table and Pock et cutlery, l nave a Complete Assortment at Bottom .Prices! All goods Warranted as Represented or Mon ey Refunded. CALL AND SEE ME. South Sido Public Square, lola, - - - Kans. MAKES SUITS TO ORDER GUARANTEES A FIT! Prices 86 to $IO a Suit. 53"First door south of Collwrn's corner. COTOW.B. REED'S TONSORIAL PARLOR! Southwest Corner Public Square. None M First-Class Vorimen Employer! Satisfaction Guaranteed. Glean Towels. Sharp Razors. W. J. 8TBELE. Dealer In HARDWARE, STOVES, TINWARE I Cutlery, Nails, Wire, Class and Seeds. Tin Shop in connection with Btoro. Goods sold at prices to Compete v. Itb any store, In the count . North Side. - Moron, Kane, The city of Boston wilferect a$5,000 monument to Paul Revere. The new tariff law has reduced the duty on sugar about ono cent a pound. A rain storm set a building ouflro in Council Grove recently. The build ing was filled with lime. Did the enthusiastic reception of Haskell, and the unheralded return of Anderson to his own, signify the tem per of Kansas peoplo on the tariff? It is now a penitentiary offense for a member of the Michigan legislature to accept free transportation upon a railroad. The Jleplcr Leader, thinks tho ed itors of southeastern Kansas ought to organize themselves into a convention, and calls a meeting for that purpose at Hepler, April 12 and 13. It Is reported that Arthur, Conk- ling and Piatt oro not on speaking terms with one another. If that is so there Ih hope for tho Republican party in New York. The Cincinnati Price Current, In its estimates on tho coming wheat crop, places Michigan first, Missouri second and Kansas third. It antici pates a less crop than lost year, by 50, 000,000 bushels. Two maiden ladies of Florida who foiled to And a market for their or anges, have conceived the idea of can ning them like other fruit. It is not Htated whether the experiment proves b Bucoess or not. O'Dohovak Hobsa, the Irish agi tator says, "I am In favor of burning London to ashes, and all other large cities, aud by thia means we can con quer." He falls to explain what fruits that kind of a victory would bring. While we can well afford to laugh At the ranting moctipgs of Herr Most and his deluded followers, every com munlstio gathering in Paris shakes Franco to the center, and renders the bugbear of Imperialism more ugly a suggestive commentary npon the rel ative stability of the two republics. Ah exchange remarks that bluo birds are an accepted harbinger of spring, while blue jays are not. We know of at least one pair of blue birds that have boeu hero all winter, and have shown thomselves overy time the sun shone. We would rath or risk the bluo jays. Mil. F. P. Bakkb, president of the Kansas Editorial Association, has been making arrangements for tho an nual excursion, aud publishes tho re sult of his efforts in the Cot)imon wealth of March 22. He can arrange either for a trip to San Francibco or for ono to Chihuahua. The former would costSloO; the latter perhaps one third as much. Mr. Baker would like members of the association to inform him by letter which trip they would prefer. The open question as to whether it was better for the Republican party as a matter of political policy to leave important matters of legislation un touched and trust to future blunders of the Democracy, or to do its work faith fully and fully, without hesitation, dallying, or compromise, and go to the country on that record, is no question at all. The party chose wisely and well, and in the eternal justlco of things will reap Its reward. Ik the lobby back of the hall of the House of Representatives at Washing ton hang tho portraits of all the men who have been speakers of the House. All of these except one are labeled with the correct names of the originals, but no ono knows who that one port rait represents. The very name of a man who once held the third ofllcc in tho United States, Is forgotten a striking illustration of the vanity of political fame. It is not generally known that there aro many great landed estates in this country. The lost census returns show however, that there are 28,000 farms of more than 1,000 acres each, being an increase of 800 per cent, in ten years. Of individual owners there are Sir Geo. Reed, 2,000,000 acres; earl of Dun more 100,000 acres ; earl of Dunraven, 60,000 acres ; duke of Sutherland, 400, 000 acres; Phillips, Marshal it Co., 1,300,000 acres; H. DiBton, 12,000,000 acres; Standard Oil company, 1,000,000 acres, and scores of others. Nine men own a territory equal to that of 2ew Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined. The Leavenworth papers are very earnestly and angrily calling to Gov ernor Glick to take in his "reform" shingle, the immediate reasons of tho outcry being the action lately taken by the new board of directors of the penitentiary. The old board had given eminent satisfaction and under its management the State penitentiary was admitted to be the best institution of the kind in the Union. But the Governor "reformed" them out to make room for some of his anti-monopoly friends, and about the first thing the new board did was to agree to furnish Buckley & Co. 30,000 bushels of coal a mopth from the penitentiary shaft, at six cents per bushel. As thisoal has heretofore been sold to private Indi viduals at from seven to eight cents per bushel, the great advantago of the reform instituted by the .now board Is apparent. 'But besides the direct loss to tho State, tho price is so low that Buckley & Co. are given a com plete monopoly of tho coal business in Leavenworth, and that Is why the board is treated to so much free adver tising. t We are In receipt of the Saturday Exprtxs, a sheet published in Chicago with a special view to tho advance ment of the enrollment and organiza tion begun under the call for a confer ence to organize tho National Anti Monopoly party. The men that are giving their time and money In aid of tlie project will certainly be obliged to content themselves with their "labor for tlieir pains." This country Is too broad for a party with just one idea. Anti-monopoly will doubtless bo a high card for the next decade or so, but it will nut win the game by Itself. The order of morning business (says Ben. Perley Poore, in writing in the April Century of Congress mid "The Capitol at Washington"), is unintelli gible to strangers, and is merely the successive recognition, by tho Speaker, of those members who have obtained from him a promise that they can have the floor. In keeping theso promises, the Speaker often pays no heed to members in tho front seats who arc endeavoring to attract his at tention by cries of "Mister Speaker I" in every note in the gamut, accom panied by frantic gesticulations, and "recognizes" some quiet person beyond them. "I have been a member of this House three successive sessions," said an Indignant Tcnnesseeau who had vainly tried to obtain the flodr, "and during that timo I have caught the measles, tho whooping-cough, and the influenza, but I havo never been able to catch tho Speaker's eye." An act passed by tho late legislature "relating to highways," and now a law,makes it tho duty of the Road Over seers of the State "to removo, or cause to be removed, at least onoe each year, between the 15th day of June and the loth day of July, in the public high ways, all cucklo burs, Rocky Moun tain sandburs, burdocks, sunflowers, Canada thistles, nnd all such obnox ious weeds as may be injurious to tho interests of tho farming comnlunity." The same act makes it unlawful for any penon to hereafter plow up the the public highways "for tho purpose, of scouring plows, or any other pur pose, except it bo under tho direction of tho overseer of public highways." Violation of this provission is made a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding $10 nnd not less than $3, with costs of suit. And the Road Overseers are directed to seo that this law is enforced, under the provisions of chapter 108 of the Session Laws of 1874. THE REASON WHY. The demand of the times, in all things spoken orwritten,is for brevity. If some of tho ministers should at tempt to revive the three hours' ser mons tliat our fathers listened to so devoutly, at least two hours aud a half of the address would be spoken to empty benches. Either the world is getting in more of a hurry or ft is not as patient ns it used to be, and if any man wants to command attention now-a-days, he must say what he has to say in as few words as possible. This demand for brevity is especially im perative as regards newspaper articles. News items must be condensed to the last degree, and even editorial opinion is allowed very few paragraphs. It is n rare thing to seo an editorial In any of the leading papers, of more- than a column in length. And if the readers of The Register should take up the paper some day and find that we had given two or three columns to edi torial discussion of some question, they would immediately conclude that we had taken leavo of our sensps. Yet somo of these same kind readers have asked us to publish some article of theirs, that would take up twice that amount of space. We have now on hands, in various pigeon holes, one six column story, ono four column let ter, ono column and a half essay on some moral topic, ono half column poem, and several long discussions of standard topics, that have been sent to us for publication. These articles are all very excellent in their way and in the main aro well written. But they would require three to ten tiniee as much space, as popular interest in the topics discussed would justify, and for that reason alone wo find our selves obliged to withhold them. There are a hundred different things coming up each week, that tho gener al reader wants to see noted and com mented upon, and ho would feel very much aggrieved if such notes and com ments were crowded out to mako room for some long moral ox didactic essay. And as the "average reader" Is tho man upon whom depends the success of a newspaper, wo are simply compelled, often against our wish, to decline all articles of length for tho solo reason that they require more space than can lo given to amy one subject in a sin gle issue. TEACHERS' COLUMN. aftsgilsh literature. Mr. JMor. Thequestionyou asked last week has long been -an interest ing ono to me, and I have tried many times to answer It to my own satisfac tion. I have realized, as you say, that one of the very first essentials of a common education is a knowledgo of the principal English and American authors, and their writings. Next to music, perhaps, there is no other ac complishment, if I may call It such, that furnishes so ready a pass-port to good society, and so rich and constant a -source of enjoyment. In giving my experience of attempting to teach it In a country school, I do so as much in the hope of calling out somo better plan as of furnishing any useful sug gestions on the subject. For although I feel that good result havo come of my efforts, I am far from being satis fied with my own methods. Z teach the subject in connection with say Fourth and Fifth Reader classes, as I would not be permitted to teach it as a special branch, and very much doubt if it could bo taught so successfully as such, to young pupils. Tho first requisite is a note-book neat and rather large. At the beginning of my present term of school, as a kind of foundation, I dictated to my class a very brief account of tho origin of our language and its deveiopmeat to its present form, the most natural histor ical ' divisions of our literatnrc, with names of the principal writers repre senting each. Then, whenever in our reading, wo came to a standard author, I dictated to the class in as brief n compass as possible, a few importa "points," including his date, nations ality, character of writing, whether poetical, historical, etc., with tho names of somo of his most import ant works, and illustrating tho character of his writing as nearly as possible from the selection in reader. I requiro these points to be thoroughly memorized, recited, and frequently re viewed. If I can find any amusing or striking incident In the author's life, I throw it in for the purpose of im pressing his personality upon the pu pils. I find from this plan, that white, my pupils havo not becomo English Literature scholars toanv great extent, thev havo at least learned enoueh to save them from tho deplorable ignor ance that Is so common on tho subject. I will add that I procured a hand-book of English Literature to aid me In this work, but have very much felt tho need of a good biographical dictionary. A.M. " Our'corrcspondent will excuse us for the above paraphrase of a letter that was too long to accommodate in full. We think the suggestions in tho main excellent, and do not know that tho plau could be greatly Improved upon for country schools. In hiizh schools there is no doubt in our mind that English Literature should be Dart of the curriculum of study, and that a year should be given to it. It is too often looked upon as an accomplish ment" merely, line music or painting, when in fact it Is as essential as History or Geography. And then it requires no greater maturity of mind not so trrcat. indeed, as Altrebra. or Geometry. or Natural Philosopny. We hope, and confidently expect, to shortly see tho time wnen no nigh school course will be complete without provision for the study of our mother-tongue, as illus- tratea oy its mastors. tui then somo such expedient may be advantageous ly used. IH ' An Address. The following is a synopsis of an ad dress delivered by Mr. J. M. Smyth before the pupils of the lola High School Friday, March 23. The speaker first noticed the objects of parents in sending their children to school. The question might arise, Do parents have any object other than the mere fact that they would be con demned for not doing so? Butsinco we are not talking to parents, and in the absence of proof, we can not ques tion their motives, but will tako it for granted that thoy understand and ful ly realize the fact that ignoranco is on ly excusable when tho means of ob taining education aro wanting. In tho past, owing to tho lack of means of ob taining an education, ignorance was excusable; but the future generations will look upon Ignoranco as a disgrace. Universal education Is the only safe guard against aristocracy. Educate the masses and you do away with slavery. There can bo no equality without education. Equal qualifica tions demand equal pouitions in life. Learn to do your own thinking and you are nobody'B slavo. Develop tho reasoning powers and learn to oxcrciso wnat is commonly called good, oom. mon sense. The needs of the future will demand such men and women. xour parents realise that you must meet these demands, and have sacri ficed much time and money, depriv ing themselves of many comforts that you may havo a chance Jto prepare yourselves fully for the place yon must occupy In tho future, that you may ne nonoraoio members or society and the pride of theh declining years. see There will be a nubile examination of teachers of Allen county, Kansas, at tne scnooi nouse in 101a, commencing at 8 o'clock a. m. sharp, on Saturday April 7th 1883. Any one desiring to ootain a nrst graae ccrunroie nuuum bo present, not later than 8 a. m. Each applicant will be expected to fur nish a certificate of good moral oharao ter. Any one desiring to communicate with an applicant during the examina tion, must first secure permission from a niemtier of the examining board. This rule will be strictly enforced. 'Supt. Pub. Iu'st.