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The New Compulsory School Law More Strict (E. M. I5UOOKS, SUIT.) A community may provide the best school equipment, adopt splendid text books and employ the most ex cellent teachers, but the boys and girls who do not go to school will be none the wiser for all of this. We have in Oregon, as in every other city, a few boys and girls, 14 years of age or under, who did not attend school last year. We are happy to note that there were very few of these, but even these few have no right to roam the streets or grow up in ignorance at home, within sight of a splendid school building. No oeoDle take more interest in their school, nor provide better opportuni ties for education than the people of Oregon and vicinity, and the tax-pay ers and other friends of education have the right to expect that the children who are in health shall take advantage of these facilities and grow up to be trained, intelligent, moral young men and young women, cap able of making their own way in the world, and a credit to the place in which they were raised. Under the new law, pupils must at tend school regularly and successively at least three-fourths of the term, in stead of one-half as heretofore. The legislature also made more strict pro visions for enforcing the law. A list of all pupils in the district and their ages, will be placed in the hands of each teacher at the opening of school and all 14 years of age or under, who are not present, will be investigated and required to show cause why they should not be in school. This is not a matter of choice with the school authorities and faculty, the law makes it our duty and we shall try kindly, but firmly to do our duty. We have room for all and we wish to see all of you in school this year. If anj pupil has not sufficient books and clothing provided, the law opens a way to see that these are furnished. We are always glad to meet our pu pils, large or small, as we pass to and fro. We may sometimes be hurrying or engaged in reflection, and not see you. but we will be happy if you pass a cheery word, we shall always try to greet you if only for a moment. We met a High school boy the other day with a broad smile on his face. He sajdj "Professor, I will be ready for school September 5th. I am bringing one of my rural friends with me. told him Oregon is the best place to e-o to school." That boy has the o - right idea. He is a Booster. TSo school has a more loyal student body than ours,either Grades or High school. We must mention one more instance. One of our citizens, member of the Oregon Booster Club, was down in the south end of the county recently and meeting a friend said. "Bv the wav, Will, isn't that boy of yours "going to High school, this fall? Send him to Oregon. Any of them up there will be glad to tell you about the school. Send for a catalog. Come up and meet our su perintendent. We'd be glad to have vou on our Hicrh school list.'' That's boosting. Let us all catch the spirit, send us the names of anyone who may be interested in a High school course or who ought to be interested. Two of our teachers, Misses Etta Greene, at Maryville, and Mary Lu kens at Warrehsburg, are attending the normal summer schools. Such teachers are not only valuable, they are becoming more so. The wages advance as the teachers improve. It is no small sacrifice for the teacher to spend $100 per year in summer schools, besides conventions, associa tions and professional literature, the average salary of Missouri teachers, last year being $424. That is $8 per week. O yes, they earned something vacation. Let us see. This average includes salaries of college professors, citj' principals and superintendents and various supervisors. Deduct the higher salaries received by these and the great rank and tile of Missouri's teachers do not receive more than 8350 per year, school wages, vacation earnings and all. Then teachers are human: they get hungry, they must wear decent clothes, in some way shelter must be provided: they ought to have some amusement and recrea tion: they must move in good society: they are to be educated, cultured, re fined, informed: they are to read, buy books, pay for examinations, go to summer schools and attend associa tions. Yet they receive the lowest wages of any intelligent and trained workmen in America. We are glad to note a marked increase in teachers wages and also a higher standard of qualifications. The two go together, but before much more can be demand ed in preparation of the teacher, the public must greatly increase the teachers wages. The superintendent had the pleas ure of attending the Children's Day exercises in three of our churches this month. We missed one program as two occurred on the same evening. We were much pleased to see so many of our pupils in these exercises. A Sae Tha is ties Us This lime and a sale that has satisfied each and every customer This One Has Been. In our Ladies' Shoe department, over 200 pairs sold last week, seems a great number, but it's the price that has moved these $3.50, $4.00 and $4.50 Shoes, S2.85 3XTCXOTF. You know we said, out of the Ladies' Shoe business, and that's what we meant-Nothing else. A good run of sizes left yet in the Shoes herein described: Patent Leather Pumps, Gun Metal Pumps, Platinum Calf, plain toe, 3 tie: Patent Leather, plain toe, 3 tie; Patent Leather, carman toe, 2 tie; Platinum Calf, carman toe, 2 tie; Patent Leather Buttons, 3 tie; Patent Leather, coaster last, 2 tie; Suede Uppers, Manhattan last, 3 tie. All sizes in Grover's Easy Shoes, sensible heels, both in Patent and Vici Leathers-Cap Toes. This is the $4.00 and $4.50 line which we quoted last week. A Shoe of high classAII now $2.85 Men's Flannel and Cassimere Outing Pants-Just Right For Now, $2.25 to $7.00. We specialize this week in our great Price and Value $15.00 Suits For That Hat It's To ThisIStore You Come Straight. We have got these in the New Torrey Straw-That Swell Sailor Shape $2.00 TtlEPAVNFHAT YEWERY day, a shirt day, this hot weather Soft Colllar CI AO in M 5 A duett, Peabody & Co's., Shirts . . . . fl.Uv 10 Monarch $1.00 Shirts Oluett, Peahody & Co's., Qftr 100 Shirts $1.50 Shirts at ... Same Sold Up to $1.25 in This Line. 80c 75c I 1 OREGON, MISSOURI J CHAS. J. KOOCK In every program the children per formed their parts well and showed interest and careful training. No greater educational work is being done than this training of our boys and girls in holy and beautiful senti ment and life in our Sunday schools. As one who is interested in all forms of education which build up strong and pure manhood and womanhood, we congratulate our bo3s and girls on their large number in these exer cises and the splendid manner in which each porformed his or her part. Dr. Woodson, of St. Joseph, was called here Friday last in consulta tion with Dr. Wood, in the case of Mrs. J.E. Russel, mother of Mrs. J. B. Payne and Mrs. J. A. Klopp, who was strick en with appoplexy, Thursday of last week. Her advanced age makes her recovery extremely doubtful, but the doctors give them some hopes. Dr. Xlopp is also in the consultation. NOTICE! The Red Front is the place to go when you want a good, cold drink. I now have my Soda Fountain in operation, can serve all kinds of Phosphate, Ice Cream Soda and Sundaes. You will find me there ready and willing to wait on all' who come. LIN CARROLL, Proprietor. Tom Curry was in St. Joseph on business, Tuesday of this week. A card from Robert Montgomery, who with wife and grand-daughter, is enjoying a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dungan, states they are hav ing a most enjo-able visit considering the thermometer has persistently stayed above the 90 line. His visit to the state armory and viewing the tattered battle flags and other me mentoes of the "great unpleasant ness," have been especially interest idg to him. Our reporter was mis-informed last week, and we stated that H. K. Hasness had purchased a Hudson "20" touring car. Since then we have learned that Uncle George Meyer purchased the machine and herewith make correction. James Curtis and wife have re turned from a visit with their daughter, Mrs. E. McFarland and family, in Kock Island, Ills. They also visited Jas. Cottier, in Mercer county on their way home. CANADA ! The next excursion to the best farming country in Canada will leave Oregon. Mo., July .1, 1910, at 9:20 a. m. Rate $27.00 round trip. Go on this excursion and see this great country, where the land pays for itself in two years and sells for $10.00 to $2.1.00 ner acre. Finest country in the world for small grain. Holt County Land & Title Co.. Citizen's Bank Building, Oregon, Missouri. Will Hanna, the ice man, has a brand new wagon, the handiwork of Blacksmith T. E. Wilson, with the exception of the painting, which was done by Ed Carroll. It is a No. 1 piece of work and reflects credit upon Mr. Wilson's workmanship. If you want to enjoy yourself at tend the celebration, July 4. Engineer Morris has been busy during the week establishing levels for sidewalk construction. Miss Bird Peret has returned from Fullerton, Neb., where she has been teaching the past year. Use Mound City Paint. Every gallon guaranteed by E. O. PniLLirs. Mrs. J. L. Dillon has returned from Mankato, Minnesota, where she was called by the illness and death of her mother. Will Donan and family, Mrs. Jno. Markt and Miss Martha Snyder, of Mound City; were Sunday guests at the home of Fred Markt. Corwin Young, of St. Joseph, is here visiting with relatives. He ex pects to help his Uncle Aut Curry plow corn and make hay. Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Disque, of St. Joseph, spent a few days last week with her parents, Chas. A. Anselment and wife, and other rel atives. Come and look over our line of Implements, we try to keep the best. Bragg-Munn Hdw. Co. Miss Kathleen Moore is entertain ing her friend, Robert E. Low, of Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Low is assis tant secretary of the Board of Trade of that city. Dr. Anneberg and family, of Des Moines, -Iowa, passed through our little city Friday last in their Ford car, on their way to St. Joseph for a visit with friends. Next Saturday. July 2, "The Backet" will sell you 18 pounds of granulated sugar for $1.00, and 19 pounds of light brcwn sugar for $1.00. This is good for only this date. Matt Eiler and his mother have been spending the week visiting her sister, Mrs. Cass Jones, at Rulo, Neb. They, with Miss Gusta Upperman, will return home in a day or two. The Judy stock of groceries at Mound City, recently in the hands of a trustee, has been purchased by H. N. Matson, of KansasCity. The bus iness will be conducted by S. T. Darr, of Chillicothe. Dave Gelvin told us Saturday he had about finished his blue grass har vest; he runs seven strippers and will harvest 1200 to 1400 bushels of seed. He has been seen by some Kentucky buyers, but has not yet sold. Chad McKnight, wife and little son, of Anadarko, Okla., are visiting here, the guests of Mrs. Mc's sister, Mrs. Alice Proud, also the Doctor, Kathleen and Genevieve, and a host of other relatives and friends. Stephen Pryor, who formerly re sided in Union township, died at his home near Falls City, Neb,, June 6th. He was a veteran of the civil war. He is survived by several children, Mrs. Fryman, of Craig, being one. For Sale Cheap. The old pews of the Christian church, this city, are strong, durable and suitable for the front porch or for the lawn. They are different lengths; also several large windows with good glass in frames. See either F. L. Zeller, R. C. Benton or the pus tor, B. H. Dawson. Many of our readers will learn with deep regret of. the death of George W. Mauch, which occurred at his home in White Cloud, Kas., June 15th,:i910, aged 41 years. For many years he was the pilot on the White Cloud ferry, the "Harry Lynds." He is surviVed by his wife, two sisters and a brother. Mrs. Mary Bechtel and daughters, Misses Eva and Mary, of Hiawatha, Kas., were here a couple of days last week, visiting D. W. Thuma, Mrs. Julia King and Mrs. Frank Foster, who are relatives. They were on their return home from Bigelow, where they had been visiting Mrs. B's aunt, Mrs. J. L. Chuning. A. R. Coburn and family are in Chicago, where he is taking a post graduate course in Chicago University. That their many friends here may know their address, we hereby ap pend it, so that when in Chicago, they can look them up and make their home with them while in the city: 5471 Lexington Ave., Chicago. Harry v. L. Hager, who has been visiting his cousin, C. I). Zook and family, left Saturday last for Chicago, where he will remain for a week be fore returning to his home in Johns town, Penna. Fred Hager. also of Johnstown, who has been a guest at the Zcok home, will join Harry in Chicago, and they will go home to gether. We congratulate our young friend, Ben Asendorff, on winning a scholar ship for the Nebraska State Agricul tural College of Lincoln. This schol arship is one of two which are given each year by the Union Stock Yards Company of South Omaha and is worth $250. Ben is a son of Captain Albert Asendorf, living nine miles southeast of Corning Corning Mirror.