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Come, let ua Hue for our children. Pittance Is the surest cure For the things you csn't eudure. Clinkers In the furnace, sy, Whst's the use to waste w.v Strength tnd enpiyy md will. . Wtaeu lu imtleucc that makes them splll'f Everything you try to do Heems to turn out bad for you. Business troubles set you wild Don't be angry like a child. Shake the furnace patiently Till you set the clinkers free. Half the time wo fuss and fret, With our teeth together set Blaming fortune for our luck It Is just a clinker, chuck In between the living coals Of our torn and troubled souls. The second bi-monthly examina tion questions have been sent out and reports are coming In every day. Of course some of the grades on these re ports are low, but the majority of them are up to the average and a few are above the average. We feel that the rural teachers are doing a good work because these reports show a normal state; sine always, In every sehool you can find those who can do more than the state requires and a few who cannot do the required work. The great majority of our schools are doing good work, and we give the credit to the teachers. "As Is the teacher so is the school." The teacher is the it in school life. 0 A bill has been introduced in the Texas legislature which provides that liquor shall not be sold within ten miles of state eiucational institu tions, and a still stronger provision in regard to cigarettes. Last year J. P. Morris of Liberal sold, besides what was used In the home, 4310 worth of garden produce off one acre of ground. Mr. Morris kept a record from April 29th to No vember 2nd. He raised cabbage, on ions, radishes, lettuce, beets, beans, peas, etc. Now, boys and girls, get your father to let you have just one acre and all the water you need next year and see what you can do, Get all the pointers that you can from your teachers on Agriculture and let us see what district and what scholar will come out ahead. John Kirk of district No. 17 called on business last Friday. Ho also took home the walnuts for his little boy. Don't make excuses make good. For I do know God's patient love perceives not what we did, but what we tried to do. Senator D. M. Bender of Tarsons has introduced into the senate a resolution requesting congress to pro vide a burial place In Kansas for John Paul Junes, the Revolutionary naval hero whose body now reposes among the rubbish at Annapolis. Mme. Curie who with her husband, the late Prof. Curie, discovered rad ium was defeated In her candidacy for membership in the royal academy of science lately. In the great acad emy of the world's scientists she is an honored member and no man-made votes can keep her out Miss Rhoda Rosel who teaches in district No. 19 was in town Saturday. She was very much disappointed be cause Bhe had not, known that there was to be an examination for teach ers, the last Friday and Saturday in January, as she wished to take it. We had a notice of the examination published in each of the county pa pers for two weeks previous so that, all who desired might be prepared to take It. We received a letter from one of the pupils in district 27 Dear friend, Mrs. Todd, We are having a fine school so far. Mr. Rusco was at Sunday School for the first time today. We had a pleasant time playing basket ball. . . Pleasant Valley school, district No. 4, sent us a challenge to play basket ball and we were to set the time. So we sent them a letter telling them to come over Saturday, February 11th. We will also play base ball If we get through with the other games in time. We will have first the boy's game, and then the girl's game. We are intending to have a large crowd ev erybody is invited. I We would be very much pleased if you could be with us. Come if you can. Yours truly From Mr. Hiram Jarrett (over) P. S. If it is nice weather we will have the games. 1 The above is a very nicely written letter and we highly appreciate the invitation, but regret that we cannot accept It, as the Southwest Kansns Teacher's Association meets in Dodge City on that date and we are on the program. We hope Hiram will ac cept our thanks for the invitation, also our excuse for not being able to attend the games. We hope he will be one of the winners. Right here we wish to say that we do nn agree with those teachers who stand up and say that boys cannot learn Craiumar, Language, letter writing and composition. If these subjects are presented to them in the correct and Interesting way they will dig Into them just as hard as they will into Arithmetic or Algebra. There Is no sex to any of the com mon branches no, nor any branch of study in the world. The teacher is in a large measure to praise or to blame for a pupil's liking or disliking any branch. As Is the teacher so Is the school. Dear teachers, try to re alize the great opportunity that Is yours in modeling and developing the minds and hearts of the little ones. Tht parents trust to you to help them develop all that Is good and best In their children. See to it that you are worthy of their trust and confi dence in yon. The teachers of Seward township met at the otllce of the County Supt. last Saturday afternoon for a study of the reading circle books and any other matter pertaining to school work. Miss Vivia Jones being unavoidably absent the chapter assigned her "The Individual Child" was discussed by all present. Mass teaching and Sol itary teaching were crltizert severely. "If the minds of the pupils do not actively respond; and stimulated by the teaching- put out some effort in grasping the thing taught and relat ing it to ita proper appercelvlng cen ter then there Is no learning," The Group method was suggested as the best method for the teaching or the Individual In society. Teaching should always result in a reaction In each mind taught. School should be or ganized so as to make this inevitable. But the eood of the boy or girl re quires for his education, not solitude, but society. Miss ' Boddy presented in an able manner Chapter 5, Departmental Teaching. After showing the advan tages and the disadvantages of both the class room system and the depart mental system, she showed how both might be conserved and the dis advantages of both reduced to the lowest terms. Miss Boddy proved to us last Saturday the proverb: "If you want a thing done, sure-ask a busy person to help you." Mrs. Anderson gave us a good re view of chapter VII Gradation and Promotion of ouolls. The teacher who sits with pencil In hand marking every answer as soon as given was scoured as was also the one who has no other aim In her teaching than that of having her pupils pass In the next examination. In this way the child comes to think of his marks rather than of the work itself. Re liance upon marks is also dangerous morally as it tends to take the mind from the real aims of life and turn it tn in ferior ends. Mrs. Beatrice Buck land a teacher of ionir and xW experience in both Sunday School and our public schools Winter And Summer Are both alike, good times to cook with the Blue Flame Goal Oil Goo!. Stove Folks used to think they were only , for hot weather. This is a mistake. We now sell them every month in the year. They are cheaper to cook with than any other fuel, and cleaner. We have both the two and three burner, with or without the cabinet back, with or without the baking oven. Two Burner $8.00. Three Burner $11.00. Two Hole Ovens.. $2.25 and $2.50. ON TRIAL took chapter VIII "The Place of the Teacher" She emphasized the points, the teacher ia the IT In the school room that love for the teacher works wonders and does wonders that the teacher In the school room occupies one of the grandest places in the world. Her heart was full of love and gratitude for the more than twenty teachers who had helped her in the education of her children. As we listened we were glad we were teachers and we each resolved we would try to do better work for the little ones under our care trying to climb the hill of knowledge. Miss Nora Shaw was on the program for the hfth chapter In Agrlcultrture. The Soil She was not present ana that chapter was omitted because we had with us John Boles, President or the Farmer's Institute of Seward Co. who had in charge chapter six, ' Main taining the Fertility of the Land. He told the Association how the soils become productive and the sources and value of Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potash Lime also Cost and Valua tion and Analyses of complete fertil ization. We all enjoyed his review of the chapter and hope he may meet with us again and help us from his riper experience In understanding Warren's Elements of Agriculture. Mrs. Mary Sliger gave us a review of chapter VII, Some Important Farm Crops" She took each of the topics: Corn Wheat Oats Mead ows and Pastures Cotton Wood Crop and Orchards. Gave their his toryrelation t o climate types fertilizers- plowing for planting tillage after planting harvesting importance use diseases and Insects affecting same etc. Her review was tine and we received many valuable pointers. Friday and Saturday of this week the Southwest Teachers Association meets at Dodge City. Prof. Glut- feller will talk to the rural teachers of learning by Doing. Miss Florence McGregor will give a talk on Lang uage in the first five grades. QualiU cation of the Teachers will be a paper read us by Mrs. Wickwire, the pres ident of the Kansas Seventh District Woman's Clubs. Miss Julia Stone will give us a talk on Arithmetic In the primary and intermediate grades and last and Dest of all Psychology in the Rural Schools by Prof. Wm. A. McKeever of Manhattan. This treat is all for the rural teachers and this is only half of the good things in store. We wish every teacher in Seward county could go and be helped up on higher ground, Mr. B. F. Brown of district No. 16 made us a pleasant call Tnesday He reports everything O. K. in his dist rict. Miss Rhoda Rosel is teaching them a good school. We are after jou, but when you hare investigated our proposition you will be after oar town lots. Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry. 110 down and 1--10 per month, that's the way they are selling town lots at Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry's office. Scandrett & Fuest si Hayne Items. Mr. and Mrs. W.- P. Davis of Blue Bell were trading in our city Thursday. W ill Harding delivered cane seed at Liberal for Mr. Wooddell Thursday and Friday. Misses Clara and La Verne Chii dears and Mamie Augerot have ae turned to their school week. They were called home by the sickness and death of their grandfather Mr. W. E. Root. Miss Atchinson a represenative of the W. C. T. U. will give a lecture and recital at the school- house next Monday and Tuesday evening Feburary 13. rnd 14,. Mr. W. E. Root died at his home here, Monday Jan. 30, at five p. m. after a short illness. He was a good neighbor and friend and will be sadly missed in our community, r uneral services were conducted at the schoolhouse by Rev. Harper of Liberal and inter ment was made in the Arkalon cemetry. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of a large num ber of friends. Rev Latbrop will preach here Sunday Feburary 12,. Several from here attended Mr. Allphin's sale Wednesday. M. L. Homey and wife spent Sunday at Will Marking's. The Woods Grain Co. shipped tnother load of maize this week. Valentines should not be sent after the 11th of the month, the pretty booklets and also the ugly ones at the five, ten and fif teen cent store. ililiini, litnlliii, ni.i.m lri.,.n.m IN REACH Joy AND SICKNESS DON'T CHUM TO DE HAPPY KEEP WELL USE ONLY IT HAS NE.WV UIOUUVOUBROUGHT TO CURE COUGHS AND COLDS WHOOPING COUGH AND ALL DISEASES OF THROAT AND LUNGS pncloTa $1.00 1 .v..:, .r,:...i SOLO AND GUARANTEED BY Millions GEO. S. SMITH & BRO. FLOUR GROCERIES BOUR'S "QUALITY COFFEE" and ROYAL GARDEN TEAS CENTRAL GROCERY CO. COAL FEED Paul W. Light & (Co. LUMBER BUILDING MATERIAL POSTS AND COAL PAUL W. LIGHT & CO. DO YOU SEE as well as well as you did a few years ago? If not, stop and think. Your eyes will fail more rapidly in the next few years than than they have in the past unless you have them looked after at once. See Jarrett The Optician Do It Today Kansas Avenue Liberal, Kansas