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For Marion, Ralls and Monroe Counties. l; M. WOOD. 0 A To the School Boards of Monrce i I County. I painted on the outside. anl painted My Dear Sirs: There are several j or papered on the inside. Nothing matters to which I desire to call adds so much to the preservation your attention, and the attention of i or the appearance of school proper your patrons concerning the open- ' ty as keeping it well painted out ing of 6chool for the coming term. Please have a meeting of the school board and discuss these things as soon as possible. 1. Drinking Water. It is of su preme importance to have pure drinking water for the convenience and health of the school. There should be a good well or cistern at each school in the county. Impure water if the prolific source of fevers. ' The Board should have the well or cistern cleaned out if necessary. It should have a cover oveVit to' pre vent foreign substances from get ting into the water. I hope that the Board will also, provide a closed water vessel for the school room. This will keep the dust out of the water, and prevent the dipping of cups into the water supply. 2. "Clean Up Day." I suggest that every school in the County set up day, if you have not already had such day. At 9 o'clock the teacher, .school board; patror and pupils should meet at the school and clean up the house, yard and outbuildings preparatory to opening the work for the - year. The floor should be scrubbed before the opening of school. The Board should have this done, but the windows and desks should be washed, desks and ' .chalk trays cleaned out, broken window panes replaced, and the yard cleaned of weeds and rocks. , Everything should be done to put the school house and premises in a neat, wholesome and healthful con dition for the opening of school. The teacher should see that a few I nice pictures in frames are hung on ! the walls. I 3. Paint. There are some things ' which the school board should at- tend to before the opening of school ; Sept 2nd. First, as has been men tioned above the floor of the school room should be scrubbed. If neces-! IWANTEDll A NAME FOR CARPENTER'S NEW BREAD Carpenter's Bakery is now making a new Loaf of Bread. It is a double Loaf, make of sweet milk and choicest flour, together with the best ingredients. It is a well baked, wholesome and nutritious Loaf and sells for. 10 cents. The person who suggests the name selected will re ceive One Dollar In trade FREE. Cut This Out and send to Carpenter's Bakery. (It must be received by September 2.) I suggest as a name for Carpenter's New Bread Name of Bread Name of Sender- Address of Sender-Date sary the soho )1 house shoud be side and in. It is real economy on the part of the Board to keep the j Teacher. It is further recommend h ousts and fences well painted. It I ed that the school be taught in one also renders the school property J undivided term by the same teach more cleanly and sightly. j er. Waste in time, energy and mon 4. The weeds should be cut from j ey comes from the custom of riivid the school yard, raked up, hauled ' ing the term into "winter term" and off and burned. All rocks and other "spring term" and changing teach forms of Utter should be removed '' ers. I shall visit your school the from the tdiool yard. Fences, walks ' coming term as soon as I can get and steps should be repaired where there and trust that there will be necessary. 5. Supplies. The Board should supply crayon and erasers before "the opening of school. In many cases you will find that the erasers : are worn out. and only the wood ', part is left. This scratches on the j boards making noise and injuring j the boards. A water cooler should be supplied and installed in the room if this has not already been done. . 6. Reports. The attention of the board is called to the school law which provides that the teachers's ; monthly report should be made out and filed with the Clerk before the monthly salary warrants are to be drawn, the teacher also will send monthly reports to me. Alsothe last monthly salary warrant should not be drawn before the teacher's Term report is made out in dupli- cate, one copy filed with the dis trict clerk and the other filed with the County Superintendent and re ceipted back to district clerk by him. 7. School Board Meetings. It is recommended that the School Board meet at the school house on the last Friday in each month. This w" be a very convenient time lor meeting. The Board can observe the management and progress of the school, and can legally allow the teachers salary and any other bills due and necessary to be paid. The school law makes it the duty of the Board to visit the school and J advise with the teacher and the visit o the Board will be mutually encouraging both to the teafher ai.d the pupils. Much trouble in school matters could be avoided it this was done. 8. One Term and the Same hearty co-operation between Board, patrons and teacher. During the time of my school visitation my office day will be Saturday. I would like to meet school officials on these visits and confer with them looking to the welfare of their schools. I trust that we shall have a pleasant and profitable school year. Command me at any time, if I can be of any service to you. Very Sincerely. JNO. L. CARTER, County SupL of Schools. Don't you wish you had a photo graph of your great, great grand father? Of course you can't have because there wasn't any photog raphy in those days. But your great, great grandchildren can have photographs of you. And you owe something to posterity. Miss Belle Johnson. Overly-Lyons. Miss Stella Overly of this city and Mr. Con Lyons, Jr., of Moberly, ! were quietly married in Paris last Friday evening by Rev. J. H. Sneed. The groom is the son of Soad master Lyons and holds a good po sition with the Katy Co. Miss Stella is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Overly and was reared in this city and is a model young woman and we congratulate the man that has her for a life com panion. A Friend. Monroe City Chautauqua Will Be gin Sunday. Get ready for the first big day of of the Monroe City Chautauqua. The Fifth Infantry Band of Illinois, one of the greatest 40-piece bands in the country will open the big eight day festival of music, oratory and high class entertainment. Louis Lear came in Monday from Kansas City for a visit with his brother Henry. Mr. Lear holds an important position with Emery Byrd &. Thayer in Kansas City. He would have been on the ill fated Titanic had not business in Europe detained him a few days. Miss Lena Smith who has been publishing the Mingo (Iowa) Motor for some time has discontinued her paper and has accepted a position on the Stoutsville Banner. Miss Smith is an excellent young lady and is a good all 'round printer. The Banner is to be congratulated on securing her services. Rev. W. G. Alcorn was selected as the minister to preach the open ing sermon at the Paris Chau tauqua last Sunday. Those who have heard Rev. Alcorn know that he filled the place well and preaehed a most excellent sermon. A Political Sermon. Don't alienate your friends be cause you differ from them in poli tics There is particular danger of this now, when political parties are being rent asunder and realignment under way. What mukes a man worthy to be your friend is not his opinion on the tariff or on reciproc ity, or the integrity of Taft or Roos evelt or Wilson, but his honesty, his integrity; not his head power mainly, but his heart power; his sterling manhood. We have had no trouble in finding such friends among democrats, among socialists socalled, among Catholics, among Protestants and among men who affiliated with no church. We plead with the democrat not to lose confi dence in his democratic friend who cannot see his way clear to vote for Woodrow Wilson; and with the re publican not to lose confidence in his old-time republican friend who thinks it his duty to sand by "my dear Will," or the one who feels he must support "my dear Theodore." Friendship is too sacred a thing to be sacrificed for a difference of po litical opinion. Don't imagine that this campaign will usher in the political milenni um. It is after all only a skirmish in the age-ing warfare between right and wrong, in which good men often get on the side which they think for a time is right, but which in the end proves to be wrong, themselves being the judges; and in which bad men sometimes get on the right side for the time being, and bring the cause into disrepute. There will be wrongs to right after November and after other Novembers for hun dreds of years even until the end of time. Therefore, don't waste your breath. You know it will be wast ed, if you but stop to think. Don't lose confidence in your friends who do not see it as you do. Make up your mind conscientiously where your duty lies, and do it "with mal ice toward none and charity toward all." Wallace's Farmer. Herman Levy has bought the Economy Store from Oscar Hawk ins. Mr. Hawkins was doing a good business but on account of poor health was forced to quit business. His friends hope he will soon en tirely recover. Our good friend Winfred Melvin has beennominated for Representa tive frm Schuyler County. He is an excellent young man, publishes a first 'class newspaper and will look carefully after the interest of his constituents. Joe P. Johnston was with his Monroe friends the first of the week. Joe is one of the most efficient and popular men in the postal service and is Inspector in charge at Kan sas City. Railroad Ties. We are again in the market for railroad ties. 1 See us for specifica tion and prices. J. A. Finks, T. M. Boulware. An ice cream social and concert will be given by the Young Ladies Sodality at the South Park tonight, Thursday. Everybody cordially iu vited to attend. Dr. ia P. Bell and family, of Welch, Okla., have returned to their home after a pleasant visit with the Doctor's father, Judge J. W. Bell W. D. Barnes came down from Shelbina to help in threshing his grain crop. PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Date For the Opening of the Monroe City Schools Have Beea Set as Follows: The Grades, the first Monday in September September 2 The High School, the second Monday in September Septem ber 9. It is expected that an unusually large attendance will oe recorded on these epening days. The com pulsory hw of this State is plain, and it is hoped that all will com ply with its spirit as well as its let ter. Of course we do not send our children to school because the law compels us to. but it is well to know the law. It is the duty of each school board to publish the provis ions of the compulsory attendance law. They appear below. Notice to Parents and Guardians. 1. Every child between 8 and 14 years old and between 14 and 16, when not regularly employed must attend some day school at least three-fourths of the term each year. 2. No child can be excused on promise to attend; he must attend first three-fourths of term before be ing excused on that account. 3 Courts having jurisdiction (justice of the peace) may excuse children from attending school for the following reasons: (1) parents cannot supply proper clothing; (2) child is mentally or physically una ble to attend; (3) no public school in two and a half miles of the home; (4) labor of child is neces sary to support family: (5) child has completed the common school course. 4. No child between 8 and 14 can be employed in mine, factory, workshop or store, unless excused for one of the five reasons or has statement from teacher that he has already, attended three-fourths of the term for that school year. 5. It is the duty of attendance officers and district clerks to notify parents and guardians when chil dren fail to comply with the pro visions of the law. 6. The penalty for none-attend-ance falls on parent or guardian, and it is a maximum fine of $25 or imprisonment for ten days, one or both. 7. For illegal employment of a child, the employer is subject to a fine of $30 and costs Mrs. M. Ruddy and little daugh ter went to Novinger, Tuesday for a visit. The two little boys, Tom and Joe have been at Novinger for some time visiting their grandmoth er and will return home with their mother. An ice cream social and concert will be given by the Young Ladies Sodality at the South Park tonight, Thursday. Everybody cordially in vited to attend. Reed K. Noland and wife attend tended the old settlers reunion at Shelbyville, Saturday and spent several days with relatives. J. M. Freeman and wife visited their old friends at Shelbyville part of the week and attended the old settlers re-union. S.'G. Demaree and wife will go to Beardstown, III., today to visit friends and will tomorrow attend a big fish fry.