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HIRING TEACHERS CHEAP.
1 Little Straight Talk by State Superin tendent Cary Upon Country Schools St tfce SupminfcencUiiit Ca-y has issued a small pamphlet of sugges tions to school officers, in which tirere is considerable matter of value. He has a section of his pamphlet vhic \ he requests read at the an *l school meetings, and it is ?, rtinent that The Times gives it g; A It is as fellows: To ; ' who are interested in the betters. of our rural school con ditions: It is the com.non belief that rural schools are not 'improving much, if any, from year to year. This does not apply to every school, it does ap p’y to many schools. When we in quire into the causes we find that in ?inany school districts there is a feel ing that any kind of teacher will do. and the cheaper the better. Every body knows that in buying a horse, fifty dollars will not purchase as good an animal as one hundred dollars will buy. Yet when it comes to hiring a teacher there are many people who think a teacher is a teacher, and if one can be had for twenty dollars a month it is just so much clear gain over paying forty dollars a month. Sometimes school district officers boast about “saving” the district five or ten dollars a month on teach er's wages, when, as a matter of fact, they have allowed a good teach or to leave them, and have engaged a poor, incompetent excuse for a teacher, to the lasting injury of their children and their school. Some school officers refuse to retain a good teacher for the next year because someone or two 'patrons of the school are displeased because their children were uot allowed “to run things” as usual. Good discipline is absolutely essential to all good school work. In order to have a good school you must have a good teacher and a district that will allow a few dollars in salary or a little prejudice to •weight more than their children's s.4lfare, is not wise. The best economy is to get the ifcest teacher your district can rea sonably afford. In selecting a good teacher your county superintendent nught to be a good adviser. Next after securing a good teach er it is important to see that child ren attend school regularly. No child can do good work if he has to be out of school frequently. More than that, a-school cannot be a good school if the children attend irregu larly.. The next things of importance after a good teacher, and good at tendance are a comfortable school house,’comfortable seats and plenty of pure air. Children cannot do well shut up in a c’ose room where they have to breathe the same foul air over and over. We have to breathe because we need oxygen from the air, but* breathing the air takes part of the oxygen and puts impurities in its place, so that child-, ren do not get enough of the life giving oxygen and do get too much of the impure gases that are contin ually breathed out. The best way to give c hildren in 3chool pure air in winter is to have a basement furnace, or a stove with a jacket around it from the floor to the top of the sttfve, or higher, and an arrangement for taking the fresh air from the outside by means of an air shaft extending from the outside, trader the floor to an opening direct ly under the stove. Children who are compelled to breathe foul air, cannot study well and they are liable to sickness golds, headache, and other minor ailments (and even consumption), result from impure air. Children also become nervous and restless, idle away their time or get into mischief as a result of the lack of T)ure air. One thing more, if there are but i'ew children in your school, would it not be well for you to close your school for the present at least, and engage some good reliable mau to take the children of your district to a neighboring school every morning and bring them back in the evening. You would have to make arrange ment with the district to which you wish to send and tuition. If j jour school is small, say ten child - j jen or less, you would probably find would cost less, and your children could have a better teacher. A , small school is apt to be a lifeless j school, but a larger school, with a j good teacher, ought to be full of energy and enthusiasm. The plain road to improvement in rural schools is through stronger and better teachers, better attend - ance, larger schools through con solidation of small schools, and bet ter ventilated school houses. If your school is not already in good condition in respect to the matters mentioned, can you not do something row to bring about an improvement? It is probable that someone from the state department of education will visit many country schools dur ing the coming year and it is the desire of the department to be use ful in every way possible in improv ing rural schools. Let. us work to gether. Special Notice County of Bayfield, City of Wash burn; ss: Public notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review for said city of Washburn will meet at the office of the undersigned, city clerk thereof, on the 3rd day of July, 1905, at nine o’clock in the forenoon for the pur pose of reviewing and examining the assessment roll of real and per sonal property therein, and of bank stock, and correcting all errors ia said roll, whether in description or otherwise. Dated the 26th of June, 1905. R. A. Hering, Cicy Clerk. We would like to ask, throught the columns of your paper, if there is any person who has used Green’s August Flower for the cure of Indi gestion, Dyspepsia, aud Liver troubles that has not been cured — and we also mean their results, such as sour stomach, fermentation of fold, habitual costiveness, nervou dyspepsia, headaches, despondent feelings, sleeplessness —in fact, any trouble connected with the stomach or, liver? This medicine has been sold for many years in all civilized ountries, and we wish to correspond with you and send you one of out books free of cost. If you never tried August Flower, try a 25 cent bottle first. We have never known of its failing. If so, something more serious is the matter with you. The 25 cent size has .just been introduced this year. Regular size 75 cents. At Frost & Spies. G. G. Green, Wood bury, N. Y Asthma Suffered Shbu 1 and Know This, Foley’s Honey and Tar has cured many cases of asthma that were considered hopeloss. Mrs. Adolph Buesing, 701 West Third St,, Daven port, lowa, writes: “A severe cold eotraeted twelve years ago was neg ledted nntil it finally grew- into asth ma. The best medicalskii) available could not give me more than tem porary relief. Foley’s Honey and Tar was recommended and one fifty cent bottle entirely curee me for twelve years, and if I had taken it the start I would have been saved yeaus of suffering.” Frost & Spies. A Good Time on the % Fourth of July! is what you need. It pays to get out of the rut occasionally. Get out and have the mental cobwebs brushed away. There are many places to Which you can go and spend the day very enjoyably. Ah exceptionally fine assortment of plea sure places are located along the NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY. The local agent will be very glad to tell you about the various resorts, the rates in effect for the occasion and assist you in any manner possible. If you mish to go GO HOME for the Fourth, ask about rates, dates of sale and limits of tickets.— W. B. Cutty, Agant Washburn, Wis., A. M. Cleland, General Passengsr Agent, St. Paul, Minn. VERY LOW RATES. WHEN IN ASHLAND CALL AT OUR PLACE. We want you to See WHAT PAINS WE TAKE In Making Candies and Ice Cream, Needham's Ashland. I , \ , \'Py Washburn, Wis. Tjo TJhose Cos n templau'ng Sftuiiciing. By calling on the under signed you can' make your selection from plates of first and second floors and view of upright of one 1 hundred American homes of latest construction. Blue Prints and specifi cations furnished at a cost within reach of all. J. A. SHERIDAN, Contractor and Builder. A W } ash b trn, 'll?is. * A OF^V^n 1 E 8 you of using , G. A. HERIING. -fr AND HARDWOOD AND ! GREEN HARDWOOD. i ! l For any kind of wood Call up | THOMAS L. DUKELOW. Bell Telephone. C. O. SOWDER, INSURANCE AGENCY. # General insurance. & Special Attention Given to Insurance on Farm Buildings. Rates Reasonable. Office at Bayfield County Bank, Washburn, Wis. finest turnouts * . . in . . LIVERY Jn the City at g. C. L. Willey’s Stables * Electricity ... Our rate for Electric lights is ten cents per 1000 watts. There are very few places any cheaper. In fact for every place with cheaper rates there are ten places with higher rates— some as high as 2) cents per 1030 watts, We make no charge for meters and will wire your house at cost. If interested call at office and talk the light question over. Every customer can have lights on meter or fiat rate as best suits him. Washburn Electric Light and Power Company. He that lives upon hope will fast — N •> But he that lives on Biscuit will feast. NOTIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY W Don't forget J Graham Crackers \ I Butter Thin Biscuit 1 \ Social Tea Biscuit J \ Lemon Snaps /