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Away With the Public Drinking Cup. "We are pleased to enroll several new pupils in both the High School and the Grades. Four of those in the High School were Holt county rural graduates. We welcome all these pu pils, both resident and non-resident. Everything possible will be done to make the school days of our boys and girls both pleasant and profitable. "We know the value of an education and we are alwa3s happy to see j-oung people coming to school. AVe have never felt any hesitancy in urging youth of good health to attend school. It is safe advice to give and to follow. "It is said that a single shot from a 13-inch gun cost the government of these United States $1,050. This is about the average annual salary paid to 162 superintendents of city, town and village schools of Missouri. Think of it! A single shot fired to destroy life and property costs as much as the serviceof an educational expert for a whole year devoted to the development and training of frcm 500 to 1.000 children. Would it not be better to shoot less and educate more? Why devote more time and energy and spend more money in the arts of peace and lessen the necessity of guns and munitions of war and carnage? The money expended in one target practice of the navy would employ several hundred more school teachers and raise the salaries of all the oth ers commensurate with their service and responsibility. The Journal is heartily in favor of more and better schools, and less guns and powder." Missouri School Journal. Parents, have you visited theschool? The rooms are now in good working condition. Will it not be worth while for you to come and see what kind of service the teacher of your child is rendering? You will be wel come. The teacher and superintend ent will be glad to confer with you concerning the progress of your child. We may not always be able, on ac count of the many interests theschool must serve, to fully adopt your sug gestions, but our conference will en able us to more nearly do so than oth erwise and each will better under stand the other. Then your child will appreciate having you spend a half day in its room, and you will be better informed concerning school problems, difficulties, aims, and achievements. "The end of education is to render the individual as much as possible an instrument of happiness, first to him self, and next, to others." Mill. "Few topics and well must be the teacher's motto. Pupils to be accu rate must review their lessons often and thoroughly. . . . -Be not am bitious to carry a pupil over many pages, but be perfectly certain that there is no line or word he has passed over which he does not understand now." Current News and Education. Business life today in the very na ture of its immensity and complexity is demanding as never before the three great essentials to strenuous service namely Preparation, char acter, and a strong, healthy body. Formerly it was possible for a joun'g man to hold a position, and at the same time drink, smoke, play C3rds. gamble, loaf or spend his time at the clubs until a late hour at night, go in bad company and in other ways limit his efficiency. Today employers in every department of industry are as a matter of business economy demand ing special training and clean, tem perate lives of their emplo'es. A good illustration of this trend is the application blank from the largest paper and stationery house in Ameri ca. We quote but a few-of the fifty . questions asked of the applicant for a position. Have you a position? With whom? Do you desire to change? When did you enter their employ? Give your age, nationality, height, weight, health, and religion. In what way and to what extent do you use tobacco? Do you smoke ciga rettes? Do you use intoxicating liquors? Did 3'ou ever graduate from the common school? How many years did you attend High School? What other education have you had? Have you any defects of sight, speech, hear ing or limb? Give names of five per sons well acquainted with you where you have lived the last five years, to whom we may refer as to your char acter and habits. (Do not name rela tives.) Give your employment the past ten years. The above questions need no com ment, and they deserve careful con sideration. 1 Teachers, have you read the Sep tember number of the Missouri School Journal? It contains ten extended articles that every .teacher should read. We are pleased to note so many of our pupils bringing their own drink ing,cup. The Hoard of Education has installed sanitary water jars through out the building. The cistern was thoroughly cleaned and newly solidly cemented, with closed cement top, the only openings being through the filter HAVE YOU VISITED SCHOOL? $e snin son ViVU IU sV an Acre Ten Years to Pay Your Chance to Own a Fine Farm of Rich Wisconsin Land Where Iroughts Never Come This Is the settler's and Investor's opportunity to obtain a farm in the greatest dairy state In the Union. After many yearn of waltinsr. the Wisconsin land holdings of the lum ber companies are now on sale. The American Immlirration Co.. of Chippewa Falls, Wis., owns in fee, 150,000 acres of the very cream of these hardwood lands In the famous Round Lake Country of Sawyer County, Wis, This land is now on sale at $6.50 to $20.00 per acre depending: upon the lo cation, value of standing; timber, etc Ten years' time will be given to pay for the land if desired. The weather bureau records show that there is an abundance of rain and' an equal temperature. All the crops of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan can be raised with equal success in the Round Lake Country. Ivy mw at grunt fleer prlees and make yetrself independent in five years. Free Books, maps and full Informa tion may be obtained by addressing the local representative of the Ameri can Immigration Co. (35) W. A. HUNTSMAN, Agent, OREGON, MISSOURI. IE. The place for Blacksmithing and Repairs. We have all the neces sary repairs for a buggy or wagon that you may need. If we have 'not got what you want and can't make it, w&'ll tell you where it can be had "Try Us" OREGON, M0. Farmers' Phone, No. 101. and the air shaft. When it rains again we will have plenty of pure, cold water. "A drinking glass, used in a school for nine days, was recently tested and here is what was found: The human cells scraped from the lips of the drinkers were so numerous on the upper part of the glass that the head of a pin could not be placed anywhere without touching several of these bits of skin. The saliva by run ning down on the inside of the cup had carried cells and bacteria to the bottom. By actual count on fifty dif ferent areas on the inside of the cup, the same ratio gave 20,000 human cells or bits of dead skin in the cup. 'Not less than 100,000 bacteria were present on every square inch of the cup.'5 Such conditions are sufficient to awaken even the most indilferent September Missouri School Journal. Away with the public drinking cup; it is a public pest-house. Arthur J'etree, of St. Joseph, was here over Sunday. WL Educational News. (BY GEO. W. KEAVIS, CO. SUIT.) Forest City school began last week with a good enrollment and flattering! prospects for a good year's work. Forest City people believe in good schools as shown by the handsome, new addition made to the building this summer. New Point school began in new quarters last week and Mr. Cafh and Miss Guthrie are planning for a sue-! cessful term. The large amounts that are being spent for schools in Holt county should yield large returns in more and better educated people and we believe it will. Much interest is being manifested in the study of Agriculture in our Rural Schools, teachers and pupils are urged to plant school gardens this fall and watch the growth of six or eight different plants usually grown in gardens, make observations and dates and prepare some notebooks for exhibit work at our meetings to be held this year. A large number of schools use the individual drinkingcup. This should be done in all schools. All teachers should give slips to pu pils in rural schools who are neither absent nor tardy each month, five of these will entitle the holder to a large Certificate of Award. Report cards should be given out quarterly. These may be obtained from this office. Each teacher should prepare now to attend the State meeting held in St. Joseph, November 10, 11, 12. There will be no County A sociation held this fall, but teachers may attend the State meeting intead. Let all the teachers go. SEAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPfc PUIU.ISHKD WKKKI.Y BYW.H RICHARDS. OREGON, MO. OmCK UP9TAIR8 IK THKMOOKK BLOCK. Abstracter ana Negotiator of Loans. Transfers for week ending Septem ber 17, 1910: WAKKANTY DEEDS. Samuel S Horn to Cora B Horn, lot 1(5, block 2, Ens Add,Craig$ 200 David F Romine to Benton O and Annie Adkison. 10 acres of lot.-, nw 20, til, 31) 800 Jos H Murray to Carrie and Minnie Hoffman, w J lots 5 and 8, block 47, Oregon 2,500 Oliver S Stroup to JosBFletch all and wife to Grace R, lots 11, 12, block 2, Creamery Add, Mound City 1,000 Louis H Hopper to Clark W Proud and wife, Lucretia, lots 10, 11, block 40, Mound City.. 750 Daniel Owens to Jno B Fletch all and wife to Grace R, lots 4,.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, block 2, Creamery Add 300 ' Edward T Chilcoat to Jacob E Esely 7.33 acres sw nw and nw sw 1; e 10 acres s i se 2, 59, 37 2,700 Jacob Markt, Sr to Jacob Markt, Jr, lots 5 and 8, block 41, Oregon 200 QUIT-CLAIMS. ! Isaac M Minton to Jno E Slater, e J and lots 7 and 8,sections 4, til, 39 1 Eliza Krug to Delilah J Dooley et al, s 105 feet, block 28; lots 2, 3, block 4, Oregon: tract in nw se 27, (50, 38 300 "Wilber B Way to John Hornec ker, e 10 acres of n 30 acres ne se 18, 00, 37 1 Mrs. Ada Kelley,of HeIena,Mont., and her daughter, Mrs. Lormer, of Lewiston, Mont., are here guests of Mrs. Anna K. Irvine and Mrs. G. II. Price and Dug Johnson, Mrs. Kelley being a sister. Mrs. K. brought with her some line Jonathan specimens from her fruit farm. Little GirlsHave You Registered? If not, and you are under fourteen years of age, we want you to come down to our store right away and do so. We'll give you a most interesting puzzle to solve a beautiful little book fully explaining the puzzle to you and telling you how to make the little "Buck's range shown in the card this little girl is holding, your little range. Contest closes October 1. Lose no time register at once and commence work on your puzzle. BRAGG-MUNN H'DW. CO., OREGON, MISSOURI: THAT The IH BE fl " TrSrTHfc BU?fR BflowN CcrCHlCACO- WHEN WE -SAY TO YOU THAT THE GOODS YOU bUY FROM JS ARE ALL WOOL, THEY ARE ALL WOOL. WE CALL WOOL, WOOL, ANP COTTON, COTTON, IN OUR -STORE. THE GOODS YOU BUY FROM US WILL BE AS WE REPRESENT THEM. WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN HANDLING POOR 600D-5 OF ANY KIND. WHETHER COTTON, WOOL OR SILK. YOU CAN DEPEND UPON WHAT YOU 5UY AT OUR .STORE. Mem 25 M HM Colonist Rates to Pacific Coast Daily until October 15 $25.00 Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver, Bell ingham, Victoria, Spokane, Walla Walla and Wenatchee. Daily October I to 15 $25.00 To San Francisco, Los Angelps, San Diego. Similar rates to many intermediate points. Tickets on sale dally during periods mentioned above. Through tourist sleeping curs from Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha and intermediate points. C. B. & Q. R. K. Stella, the 12-year-old daughter of Hugh Brohan and wife, has for the past three weeks been going around with a very sore heel, which constant ly discharged more or less puss, and ifc greatly annoyed her and worried the old folks. Their worry came to an end Monday when a piece of baling wire' about three inches long was dis- MB (tARHENTS SHOULD BE ALL WOOL IF PEOPLE WHO SELL TrlEMTfc YOU 5 AY THEY ARE. lwib MY be fl fecld ORDER "TO MAKE WOOLEV Goods butYou aeed not FLEECED IFfOUfcMJYir KELIAdLE. oTOKu BUSTER BROWrt. Ask for descriptive looklet telling ail about routes and rates and tourist sleeping cars. J. T. BIRMINGHAM, Agent, FOIIEST CITY, MO. charged from the sore and now she feels better, and it will in all likeli hood proceed to heal and she'll be all right again. Ilad the sore not been kept open, the chances are she might have died from lockjaw. Esther, the little daughterof .Fas. Kelly and wife, is quite sick with tj phoid fever. TEMPERANCE LESSON SmUj Sciool Lcsmb fer StyL 23, ltlt Specially Arranged for This Paper LESSON TEXT. Galatlans 5:15-28. Memory verses, 22. 23. GOLDEN TEXT. "It we live In the Spirit hit us also walk In the Spirit." Gal. 5:25. Suggestion and Practical Thought. The adventure with Apollyon the great dragon that fought against Bun yan'jj Pilgrim, in order to prevent him from reaching the Holy City symbol ized a heavenly character, a heaven of eternal life, an earth transformed into heaven. , In the lesson appointed we have a characterization of Apollyon, "the foul fiend," "a monster hideous to be hold, clothed with scales, with wings like a dragon, feet like a bear, and a mouth like a lion," amid fire and smoke, throwing "flaming darts as thick as haiL" Some years ago, in an article in the New York Journal, John L. Sullivan said: "Remember, young man, that if you couldn't lick John L. Silivan, you can't lick the thing that is stronger than he Is. Leave whisky alone." Sullivan was not the kind of man from whom one expects moral teaching, but when the great fighter admits that whisky defeated him and took him into captivity, he becomes an object lesson for every young man. With the newspapers and reporters. The Golden Rule that Is the spirit which wants to do to others as we would have them do to us, th spirit that will make sacrifices in order to know how to help others enlisted the newspapers and the reporters on its side. There can be no inspiration without information. Hence the teacher and class liould be constantly collecting temperance material. A month before the temperance lesson she should- be directed to say to her class, "I want you all to clip from the papers every article of news concerning the. effect ot the saloon or drink. Pa3te these on a strip of cloth, and we will see who has the longest strip on Temperance Sunday." Once in the New Century Teacher there was an article entitled. "Their Exhibits." It told how a teacher asked her scholars to look about during the week for proofs of the evils wrought by the liquor habit. There were some rather unique "exhibits;" one boy brought his bicycle tire that had keen cut by a drunken man; others told stories of what they had seen. This same plan could be utilized for a general exercise on Temperance Sunday. For a first attempt, special arrangements would probably have to be made with individuals or with teachers in order to insure definite re ports or "exhibits." "It is reported in the public press that President Tait had turned his back on moderate drinking., .At a lit tle dinner at Hot Springs, Tj he not only turned his wine-glass down, but said In response to & query, 'Tea, and it is going to stay turned down; I am not going to drink anything: again, ever.' " In his early life Lincoln was ab stemious but not a total abstainer, but he was a keen observer of the effects of intoxicating beverages among his early companions. Very shortly after his removal to Springfield in 1837, he joined a Total Abstinence society. Seventeen of the presidents of the United States signed the following declaration: "Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from medi cal testimony, that ardent spirit, as a drink, Is not only needless, but hurt ful, and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and happiness of the com munity, we hereby express our con viction that should the citizens of the United States, and especially the .young men. discontinue1 entirely the use of it they would not only promote their own personal benefit, but the good of our country and the world." "A Pennsylvania lady tells that when General Harrison was running for the presidency he shopped at the old Washington house in Chester for dinner. After dinner was served, it was noticed that the general pledged his toast in water, and one of the gen tlemen from New York, in offering an other, said, 'General, will you not fa vor me by drinking a glass of wine?' The general refused in a very gentle manly manner. Again he was urged to join in a glass of wine. This was too much. He rose from the table, his tall form erect and in the most digni fied manner replied: 'Gentlemen, I have refused twice to partake of the wine-cup. That should have been sufficient. I made a resolve when 1 started in life that I would avoid strong drink, and I have never bro ken it'" The boys and girls can join the Golden Rule in a series of very in teresting adventures with the doctors, medical societies and laboratories, where from these friends they may obtain ammunition for their warfare against Intemperance. Twenty-three hundred years ago, the question arose whether ths Athe nians should grant Demosthenes the honor of a crown. He "had fled from battle, and his counsels, though heroic, brought the city to ruin. Demos thenes' speech is the masterpiece of all eloquence. Of the accusation -by Aeschlnes It is praise enough to say that it stands second only to that. In it Aeschlnes warns the Athenians that in granting crewns they judged them selves and were forming the charac .ters'of their children. Self-knowledge cures self-love.