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The Mission of the School.
Eight social institutions are funda mental in preserving, binding to gether, and elevating society, viz: The home, school, church, the press, fraternities, the platform as repre sented in the Chautauqua and the lec ture course, amusements and gov ernment. These do not comprise all the agencies by which society gets on nor do we attempt to name them in the order of their importance. Such a classification would be very debata ble. Each has an important work to do which can be done in no other way. United in the common purpose of providing the greatest happiness for the individual by offering him the largest opportunities for useful serv ice and interrelated by the modern agencies of transportation and com munication, they present an irresist able defense of chastity, culture, re ligion, brotherhood and liberty. Bound together by one of the most potent of all instrumentalities the press through which the principles and practices of each institution are expounded, defended and propagated, they offer an efficient opposition to impurity, ignorance and irreverence, selfishness and anarchy. While these institutions are cherished in the hearts of men and are united in effort, righteousness shall not disappear from the earth nor ungodliness trhrmph over truth. It is not our purpose to discuss the functions of eacli of these. We call attention to them to emphasize the importance of the co-operation of all these forces in banishing ignorance, superstition, lawlessness., and selfish ness from our midst and creating, pre serving and increasing interest in those which make of our community the best possible: to pledge our sup port to each of these institutions, and to plead for the support of all for the ceiinnl which so soon ocens in our community. Our vacation is rapidly slipping away and it is fitting we again turn our attention to the dear, old school house in which so many happy asso ciates, around which cluster so many precious memories and to which is due so much of America's greatness. The nnblic school is thetruecenterof social democracy, of political liberty, and of religious unity and tolerance. It is the forerunner of our industrial progress and the preserver of our commercial supremacy. In its aims and efficiency lies much of the per petuity of our glorious Republic. The school is not only the chief instru mentality in the intellectual training of our youth, but it exerts a vast moral influence in setting up ideals and in training for temperance, truthfulness, honesty, industry, per severance and economy and patriot ism. The school is not. only to fur nish the opportunity for acquiring knowledge but also for acquiring power to use or apply instruction. And now, more than ever before, the chief (though not only) function of the school is defined as thfe formation and strengthening of true character. The aim of education is to fit the child for complete living, to bring the child into all his inheritances social, po litical, industrial, ethical and reli gious. To give to the body and the mind (which includes the soul) all the perfection of which they are capable, to develop, symmetrically and har moniously the physical, intellectual, aesthetical, moral and religious powersof the individual. So much for the nature of the mission of the school. A word as to its extent. On September 1 twenty million American school children will be under the instruction of one-half million teachers. They will meet in 27.5,000 school buildings valued at more than $700,000,000. To maintain these schools for the year will require an expenditure of .'525,000,000. When we consider the number of individuals reached: the time of life at which they are inlluenced: the advantage of the educated over the untrained in every vocation of life: the number of great women and men engaged in teaching: the number of books, maga zines, and other literature annually sent out in the cause of education: the amount of money invested in school buildings and their equipment: and the immense sums of money an nually expended in maintaining the school systems of the world: no argu ment is needed to prove that the mis sion of the school is one of the most important, far-reaching and serious ever committed to man. In content or subjects of instruc tion the schooi is richer and fuller than ever before. In fact, there is too crreat a tendency at present to shove on to the school much of the training formerly received in the home and the church, and likewise the school is sometimes too anxious to assume responsibility for the whole education of the child. Hence there is a demand that the schools teach the art and science of cooking, milli nery, domestic economy, home-furnishing and decoration, the fuse of tools, gardening, floriculture, agricul ture, etc., society is demanding the etiquette of politeness, gracefulness, and physical culture: the arts of mu sic, drawing and painting and the great moral principles of truthful- 2 VACATION DAY S ARE VAST AND THE LITTLE ONE-5 WILL .SOON SKIP To .SCHOOL, OR WILL THEY TRUDGE? THEY WILL -SKIP WITH LIGHT HEARTS If YOU DKESS THEM WELL. THEY WILT TRUDGE WITH HEAVY HEARTS IF THEY MUST WEAR THEIR OLD CLoTHEWHEN THEY SEE THEIR PLAYMATES CLAD IN NEW ATTIRE. WE CAN MAKE THE HEARTS Of YOUR LITTLE oNES HAPPY. 5RING THE CHILDREN To OUR SToKE WHERE THEY ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND GET .SOME Of THE FOLLOWING THINGS Now Dress Ginghams for 1 9p. 1 ftn School dreses. yard 1 Triple Knee Hose, any 1 fln size, .special the pair. 1 Wl School Hand Kerchiefs, with neat flRn Embroidery Corners vi 20c to 10c Hair How Kibhons, in all colors, hut a good grade, yard . . Star It rand Shoes, Lace yW!i'iS.S2.00 to SI. 25 Watch the Progress of Farm Development in M Wyoming the richest undeveloped State in the "West. our personally conducted landseekers' business courses, journalism and tech nical training. The stat demands preparation for citizenship: humanity is urging training for social titness, social purity and elevation. At the same time the pupil must be able to read, write, spell, calculate, interpret history, appreciate nature, and have a taste for good literature. The school is to take the child, an infant in body, an infant in mind, infant in experience, a child in everything ex cept its boundless capacity, unlimited possibilities, and eternal destiny, and after 8. 12 or 15 years return it sensi tive to its environment, responsive to its opportunities, courageous for duty and ambitious for service. In the words of Vandyke, ''The school is to reproduce the child trained to see clearly, image vividly, think inde pendently, and will nobly." Truly a great mission. But once more we are not of those who believe the school can or should assume respons ibility for the whole education of the child. We are not so egotistic. Nor dinnld nnr nnblic school SVStem be charged with all the business failures an.d moral wrecks in this country. Our schools are not perfect, but they are the best America has yet seen. Such a thimr as a uerfect system of education in a progressive race is an impossibility. Our schools must im prove and advance rapidly if they are to keep pace with the phenomenal growth of our country. The school is willing to assume its full share of the burden of education. but still we argue the importance of tiio miifv niul en-oneration of all. Your superintendent certainly appre ciates the splendid support given the cfiinni tin? n:mt. var. his first year with you. We had a good school year Kim ni v nrnrrrp.es demands that we j"t'. n- make the coming year better. It should be the best. Let every one catch the school spirit of our com munity. There are school districtsin Missouri in which even the small levy made for school purposes is defeated at times by the voters. 1 1 is gratify ing to note that these are becoming fpwnrpvprv vear. In our own dis trict the people cheerfully and well nitrh unanimously vote liberal financial ennnrt. Wfi have verv few citizens who are so selfish or so short-sighted. or so wanting in patriotism and pub. lie spirit as to vote against the school lew. It is easv to have a good school j encii n i-nmmnnitv. This is the motto: The school year 1910-11 mus be the best. go with me on one of excursions to The Big Horn Basin the lirst and third Tuesdays of each month and see what the farmers are doing on these new lands where the Bur lington Railroad is building new lines: where new towns offer splendid business openings in all lines of trade and profession. EXAMINE THESE LANDS PERSONALLY With me. 1 Will help you to pick oat the best. I am employed by the Burling ton Railroad for this very purpose, ouit iio.meseekeks ticket allows you twenty-five days with stop-overs everywhere in homeseekers territory: ample time to examine the lands and spend a few days fishing in the mountain streams if you like. Seethe irrigated lands where ditches are built by the Government and also by private companies, and the Mondell 320-acre free homesteads, all on one trip. SPECIATLY PREPARED WYOMING LITERATURE, JUSt Oil U1C press. Write lor it today. D. CLESC DEAVETt, General Agent, L VNDSEEKERS' INFORMATION BUREAU, 1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb. iHllrW mm nwm iinTrwT-TTnTTriiT?rT"Tm I MURRAY 4 i WANT TO- MOORE I HANDLE YOUR APPLES. Tliey will have packing houses at OREGON and FORBES. T See Joe H. Murray or L. I. jj Moore before you sell. Eo jr gage your Barrels from j them. Apples received here f at Canning: Factory. ? 4 i A i it. i 4 TARKIO COLLEGE Athletics "Every man in something and at his best for T. C. that all may study the better." Financial foundation. Experienced Director. Annual Tri-state High-school Meet. Commodious gymnasium. Five acre Field. Four lap cinder track. 1 nclosed tennis courts Basket-ball. Best base-ball team. College win ners mile relay K. C. A. ('. Meet. State collegiate foot-ball champions. ADDRESS DIRECTOR J. C. ELDER, TAREIO, MO. hps', honesty, temperance, chastity, industry, charity and soon: the school is expected to disseminate a know ledge of the Bible, and to inculcate the great religious doctrines of faitli in God and our fellow men, self-denial, reverence and love: the business world is clamoring for trades schools, We have a Full House at this time and attractive prices. If you are in need of a ! : : : t Chad McKnight, wife and son. Willi ,vl nf Anadarko. Okla., who ltprft for an extended visit with Mrs. McKnight's sister, Mrs. W. C Proud and family, returned home !a-t Sunday. 1-ten Terhune and son have returned to their home in Mound City. rrm- ;i fow davs" visit with, her broth er. lr. T. A. Long, and family. His mother. Mrs. W. A. Long, vi.-itedhim and to meet her new grandson. We send our sincere congratula tions to Miss Mary, daughter of C. Vv. Lukens, of Hickory township, on her graduating from the Warrensburg Normal school. She will be a mem ber of the Oregon corps of teachers. Ed. Smith. Tom Armentrout, Al. Prussman, Ora Bolen and Christ. Buetzer, all of Liberty township, were here on business, Saturday. Christ, stayed over for a visit with Fncle George Meyer, for whom he worked some 25 years ago. Will Noland. of J ortescue, is re ported in a serious condition, as the result of the amputation of two of his toes: this condition was brought about by freezing his feet last winter. His mother. Mrs. Pres. Noland, of Forest City, is with him. "A Brooktield man," says the Ga zette, "has invented a !awn mower that will run itself. Jt is only neces sary to wind it up and it cuts and rakes up the grass. Jt also has a phonograph attachment that swears at Uie darned fool who happens along and asks if you're working hard." C. E. Munn, of the Bragg-Munn Hardware Company, of Oregon, Mo., and wife and Mrs. Bragg and daugh ter. Miss Alberta, spent Sunday with their old friends, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. King, of this place. Win. Bragg, wife and son drove up in their auto, Sun day, and took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Miller Skidmore New Era. At a meeting of the Republican congressional committeeatSt. Joseph, last week, T. C. Dungan, of this coun ty, and John I). Clark, of St. Joseph, were selected as members of the state committee for this congressional dis trict. Mr. Dungan will make a splen did member, and we congratulate him on his selection. W. 11. Tilson, of Maryville, is the committee's chair man. lohn Lytic and Wm.McCowan. of DeKalb county, ran a stand at the Maitland fair, and on the side and quiet were slylv selling whiskey in pint bottles. They were caught, and Prosecuting Attorney Alkire did the rest. They plead guilty and were each given the maximum fine of 100, which was paid, and they went home fully convinced it is best to keep within the law. Buggy or Surrey, Spring Wagon, or Farm Wagon, a Set of Harness, It will be to your interest to call and see me. Will give good goods for your money. C. J. FUHRMAN OREGON, MO. Z Some of the Real Estate For Sale By R. O. BENTON, OREGON, MO. No. 1. No. 2. No. 3. Ts a 320 acre tract of very rich bottom land. 2K) acres of which is now in corn, wheat and oats balance mostly in grassl Good dwell ing, stable and granary: farms all under fence. This farm is a good producer and money maker. Would consider some trade or would divide and sell in two tracts and still take some good property on each tract. Owner is a non-resident and in business. so wants to dis pose of this farm. A bargain here for the right party. Is a farm of 203 acres. 7 miles from Oregon and close to church and school: has dwelling of 4 rooms, smoke and chicken house, barn 2tfx40. cattle sheds 12x40 and 32x3(5. hog house 10x(S0, also tenant dwelling. About 100 acres of this farm is being plowed and mowed, including 10 acres of orchard which is in grass and the balance is in timber pasture: well and running water. 1200 rods hog tight fence, in fact it is an up-to-date stock farm and one among the best in the count v. Price S17.000. and considering the fertility of the soil and the splendid improvements, it is cheap at the money. Here is a small investment that is hard to excel: 80 acres of land 75 miles east of Dallas and one and one-fourth miles of Golden on the M. K. & T. R. 11., Texas. Dwelling of 4 rooms, barn 24x48, with shed, corn crib. etc. Land level, no stone or gravel: good well of water 22 feet deep. Cash price $2100. will trade for good property here. Owner lives in Iowa and bought the above property for his son and he refuses to go to Texas and live on it. It is splendid farming land in a tine county. ee ftIs for City Lots and Dwellings. No. 1. No. 2. With two rooms, plentv of fruit, good water. Price, -S450. Fine building lot with well of water, summer kitchen, fruit and shade trees, very desirable. Price. $450. See Me lor insurance and Loans. Yours for Business, O. 3333TTTOTr Wisconsin's Greatest Land Sale. A WONDEKFSIIj OI'i'Oim-NITY I'OK SETTI.EKS ANI SNVSSTOKfSTOSUCrKE Uiril KAN!) IN AMEIirCA'S UHEATUST t!AIHV STATE I'NJI t id 50 TO ?2fl PER AOKS ON EASV TERMS. The enormous Wisconsin lanil holdings of the lutn'oer inter.:.-.ts :ire now on ale ami :ire rapUriy jjiissint; into the h:uuU of settlers and far-sighted investors. These rieh lauds. oompriMinr over r00.iHtt acres, have heea thrown on the nrirket by the American Immigration Company, of Chippewa Falls, Wi.. at such low prices and on such easv ter ns that the whole country is aroused. The -ent-r of activity is in the fa mous Kouiid Lake C matry. in Sawyer Coun ty, where 150,1)00 acres, the very cream of U Jl'N!) LAKE WHCOSIX FARM LANDS, is bfinjrcut up into farms. The A merit- n Immigration Company owns the foe to all the lands they offer to sell. The pric-s run from 5;.iio to ?2) per acre, de pendinsr on the value of the st.tndi::!r timber, location, etc. The land is sold on 10 years' time. Lhe soil is rich and yields abundant, crop. On mil -h of this land there is enough ardwood timber to pay for the farm. It is country of abun dantrainfail and the purest of water This is nuque tionably the greatest cheap land opportunity nf the e-ntr.r . Wisconsin land values are advancing by leaps and bounds. . . The KOrXI) LAKE WISCONSIN FARM LANDS are pom fast and the man who 'ets in at the ground ilnor prices run make him self independent in live years. Time to act is NOW. Free Rooks, Maps and fulj information may he se cured by addres-dmr the local represen ative of the American laimisrat i o n Company. Oregon. THE OREGON INTERUKBAN i TIME TABLE. i Effective Sunday, October 24, 1909. Forest City. Ar. 8:00 a. m. " 9:45 a. m. " 12:35 p. m. " 2:25 p. m. " 4:55 p. m. " 7:55 p. m. Lv. 7 7:35 a. m. 9:20 a. m. 12;10 p. m. 2:00 p. m. 4:25 p. m. 7:30 p. m. W. A. IITNTSMAN, Agent, Oregon, : : Missouri. $2.00 to $10.00 Commission on Names- send to the Walter Jack son Cniversity, Chillicothe. Mo., the names of young men and women likely to attend a business college, and you will be allowed from $2 to $10 com mission. Finest head-quarters of any business school in Mis souri! Night school FIJEK to the day school students. I test educational opportunity before the public. Positions guaran teed. WALTER JACKSON, Pres. CHILLICOTHE, MO. 27 A-4K 20 21 45 25 Return F. City. Oregon. C. B.& Q.Time Lv. 8:20 a. m. Ar. 8:45 a. m. "A10:10 a. m. " 10:35 a. m. " 1:00 p.m. " 1:25 p.m. " 2:40 p.m. " 3:05 p.m. " 5:30 p.m. " 5:55 p.m. " 9:20 p.m. " 9:45 p.m. Note-A -Daily Except Sunday. Notice: All local freight will leave Oregon on thq 9:20 a. m. train. A special train for stock and car load shipments will leave Oregon at 12:10 p. m., whenever desired by shippers. Engine For Saie. A Russell Traction Engine, 10-horse power. In good shape and running order. Price, $250.00. Call on or ad dress, Lex Kunkel. Forest City, Mo., further particulars. I Come and look over our line of Implements, we try to keep the best. Bkago-Muxn Ilmv. Co. BARN FOR SALE. The lots and building, known as the Howell Feed & Sale Barn are for sale. For particulars -address, Paul P. Hoavell, Federal Bldg. St. Joseph, Mo. Attention Ladies PIANOFHEE! Do you want to exchange an hour or two or your time each day for the next few weeks for a high-grade, Up right Grand PianoV Address, Mis souri Rural ist, Sedalia, Mo. We can now furnish The Sentinel and The Journal of Agriculture, St. Louis, for SI. 50, up to the number of twenty. The Sentinel and Twice-aweek Globe Democrat, one year, for only SI. 50, cash in advance. Order at once, time limited.