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CARLSBAD PIEUC SCHOOLS (CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAOB.) Among the most faithful and efficient teachers of the Carlsbad schools in the past may be men tioned Miss Jennie Potter, Mis Mattie Reiff (now Mrs. H. E. Robb), Miss Flora Clark. Miss Annie Gilson (now Mrs. E. E. Hoagland), Miss Beulah Reiff, Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Creighton. Dr. Emerson, Rev. Brantley, Profs. McMullen, Bobo, Berner, J. W. Armstrong. Prof, and Mrs. Wright and many others. The 'High School was estab lished In 1894, Miss Kate Canficld wh thft first graduate, since which thne classes have gradu ated each year. A description of a visit to the schools may not be out of place in ah article of this kind. The superintendent, on the en trance of the visitors, showed them through the higher grades, commencing with the high school where demonstrations in chemis try were in progress. In this department last year there were thirteen graduates and four part ly graduated, while eight failed. This year the high school has an enrollment of forty three. Prof. Tribit a teacher from the east also conducts instruction for one hour each day in. a commer cial course consisting of - book keeping and shorthand in which the hisrh school pupils are mak ing good progress. ' Mrs. S. R. Wojd, the principa of the school, assists the super intendent in conducting the high school under the departmental system. From a short stay in her room it is very evident that the 43 pupils in attendance are interested very much and doing welL Remarks by the visitors were exacted as .a matter of court cay, and the preacher b ing accustomed to talking gave the pupiU some very good advice. From this department Jflias Kernodle'i room was visited and a few momenta spent in talking to the pupils' of which there are sixty enrolled and fifty present Miss Kernodle, being an artist, has suv seeded in securing some fine pictures for the walls, be lieving in making the room a pleasant place for the pupils in school hours. The department presided over by Miss Beulah Reiff, with 44 pu pils, was next visited. These were engaged in calesthehic ex ercises, and from the short exhi bition it was evident that they had been trained considerably along these healthful lines and the visitors were also informed they were trained in deep breath ing every day. All departments are required to practice along these lines for a few minutes each day. Probably the most interesting room of the school to a person who visits this model educational institution is the primary depart ment now presided over by Miss King. Here the visitor, unless an educator of some experience, is made acquainted with the workings of a system that has been evolved by Ynany years ex perience in teaching. The meth ods employed in teaching little tots of from five to eight years are entirely different from those of forty years ago. The teacher has many plans to interest and instruct through pictures and play things and the system is a kindergarten much written on by educators for several years. From this department the vis itor is shown through Miss John son's room, a grade higher, where the pupils are taught arithmetic, spelling and the flrBt of many studies. In this room the visitors were shown the sys- tern of credits by the staPmcth- od. Apupilis given a certain (tion a prize of a six months sub colored star each day after the ' scription was offered by this pa- name, and by trcxxl deportment mav cause stars which have been placed for demerits, to disap pear, etc. The system is a suc cess. From this room the fourth grade is reached, which is taught by Miss Ilendren.. Here the pu pils are older and, the visito.-s were informed by the superin tendent, are at an age where dis cipline is required to be more strict, and the teacher must oc casionally "look daggers" or use severe measures, neither of them being pleasant tasks, but all ap pear to be interested and are making wonderful headway in their studies. The writing ex erciae was in progress and all the copy books showed neat and careful work. There were four writing with their ' left hands, which was very remarkable in about fifty pupils. From Mrs. Swickard s room the pupils are promoted to the upper floor. There are 61 en rolled. - Besides their regular list of studies, they are trained in singing by note and there is a a good piano in this room. The visitors were entertained by the pupils for a few moments and all showed remarkable ability in music, especially the boys who whistled the air while the others sung. The rooms of Misses Johnson, King and Hendren are badly in need of k&lsomiming, but that of Mrs, Swickard is a model of neat ness, with pictures on the walls, well dressed children, showing good training in marching, sing ing, etc. While in the recitation room of the high school the visitors were St. Francis Xavlcr's Institute, Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Sisters of the Most Preci-' oua Blood with the mother house, at Ruma, III., anda headquart- ers at Wichita, Kansas, conduct a boarding and day school fori girls and little boys and is known as St Francis Xavier's Institute. The building, one of the most convenient, commodious and; pleasant 1$ located on the west! of Carlsbad and is a model for schools of the kind. Here are found seven sisters who - quietly almost unknown or observed, are building an educational in- stitution that will shortly be , the parent or guardian. All re second to none of its kind in iligioua beliefs are respected by New Mexico. During the past year they have purchased a block on the west of that occupi ed by the school upon which someday in the future an acad emy for young ladies will rise, that will be a grateful 'surprise to our citizens. The school has no connection whatever with the Catholic church except the sis ters are Catholic and instruct children of Catholic' parentage in Christian doctrine as taught by the primitive Christ ian, or only Christian church with requested to dictate a letter to the shorthand class consisting of some fifteen or twenty. Aftef the pupils had taken the dicta- 'per for the best letter. Prof. Tribit also offered a prize. The Current prize went to Will Scog gin.son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scoggins. and the letter was a follows: Carlsbad, New Mexico. Dear Puplla of the Carlsbad High School : We are glad to be with you today. Wt feel very highly gratified with the progress you are making which i a real pleasure to your visitors. It la a satisfaction to know that the efforts on the part of the patrons, par enta, and frienda are being appreciated and taken advantage of by the scholars. Endeavor never to count any efforte lost, even though you do not appear to make proa-res!, for never waa it known that persistent perseverance tailed. Sticktoativeneat should be your motto, no matter what obstacles may confront you Determine to win, eepeclally in ehort hand writing, and you will never fail With best wiahea for your certian ucceaa. I remain your true friend and school patron. WM. H. MlLLANE, The recent visit of Territorial Superintendent J. E. Clarke, is doing much to further the growth of a good educational sentiment in the valley. The teachers of the Carlsbad High School sent Mr. Clark a pennant of the High School Athletic Club this week. Mr. Clark has won a warm place in the hearts of our teachers, both as a gentleman and as an educator. He met at the infor mal reception given him at the the Commercial Club rooms, a number of our business men. and it seems to be the universal opin ton of all who met him that New Mexico is to be congratulated upon having a cultured, as well as a sane, practical school man at the head of her educational affairs. authentic history dating to apos- tolic times. The school now contains eighty-five pupils of which sixty are from Carlsbad or day pupils and twenty five are boarders. Fourteen of the board ers are girls and eleven are lit 'tie boys. Tne terms far board tuition and laundry are $18.00 per month for advanced and $15, for smaller pupils. About half the pupils are of non-catholic i parentage and are therefore not Instructed in Christian doctrine unless upon special request of the sisters and especial care is used that the tenets of Catholic ism are not instilled into the non catholic pupil's mind. Any com munication intended for this school should be addressed Mother Superior, St Francis, Institute, Carlsbad, New Mexico, who will furnish prospectus and full particulars. Now is the time to fix up for spring. We have a fine line of Wall Paper and Paints. Let us show you. Tracy-Roberts Hardware Co. THE By Byren He dldnt agree with Me mother-in-law, He didn't agree with his wife. He didn't agree with the things they soeksd, He led a most miserable life. He dldnt agree with ths-doctor man. He didn't agree with the nurse, COMPARISON OF THE Tha rtaht hand column nhowa tha appropriation tton: I ha Wt hand thoaa for airellar purpoaMI durlna lha laat jrr of tha OI.ro artmlnlal ration. Tha blank. In tha rlaht hand column ln.li.-ata, of evuraa. that aa to tha particular llama no appropria tion waa mada b lha 1'hornton admlnlatraOon. and that foe lha raaaon that at that tlma no auch offlcaa aalatad: tha aama havlna han ciaatad by tha IHara admlnlatratton for tha purpta of rawartf Ina ita partiaan auppurtara, and for tha further purnoaa o Ineroaaine lia political followlne. OTERO'S ADMINISTRATION governor Contingent eipenses SS.uO 00 rrivale secretory i,ouu.w Messenger 180.00 Total M.S80.00 SOLICITOR OSN. Salary solicitor or atty. general $3,000 Assistant O0 Stenographer... .-1,200 Total 14,1(00 auditors Auditor's salary 13,000 Clerk hire 1,000 Total 4,000 TREASURER Salary : $2,400 Clerk hire l.aw Total $3,600 oppicb or suit, 8alary and Incidentals $2,400 ABSISUUIl .... . 1,JU Printing and contingent expense 400 Total 14,800 Tout travelino auditor s orrica Salary $2,400 Olerk 1,200 Contingent expenses I.tmo vtnciency 071. W Totl $S,tTl Wo" OAMB WARDEN Salary $i,hoo Incidentals 500 Total ... $2,300 uasAU or immigration Printing and Incidentals $4,000 Secretary 1,600 Total $6,500 mounted Salary $18,000 Incidentals 1,200 Total $14,200 IRRIGATION Engineer $2,000 Incidenlala ttOO Sis commissioners at $M per day and $6 expensea for 100 days 7.HO0 Total $10,100 Total .. , COMMI8SIONERor PUBLIC LANDS Commissioner $2,500 Clerk lure : 11,000 lloard of control, same aa It rigs- tmn board, S at $8 per day and eqpenaes, say for 1.0 days 4,800 Total 9,a" INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Salary of oommlsaioner :.. .$2,400 Expenses exclusive ol salaries--. 1,200 Office furniture, etc., 1,i0 Total .'M.tMf H. A. Hotuer. Prealdant. TEbclRational Banh of Cavtebab Depository for Eddy County Open in account with u You will bnd DIRECTORS H. A.'Houaer, r. P. Doapp, E. Handrtrka. M. Llvlngaioo, R. B. Armatrona J. O. l amoroo, C. U McLauaibco Kiddle of the Block. Next door to Poet Office iBCa) GITY LIVERY STABLE I PENDLETON A LOCKE 1 i o j Rcasnabic Pficcs j j Good Rigs Fine Driving: Horses I ieaaes.tMe-ee'Mf The Currents is the best newspaper in the Pecos Valley. Are you a subscriber? MAN William. He eeuldnt agree with the grim reaper, Death, So they carried him off In a heareal He couldn't agree with St. Peter, He couldn't get Inside the goal And now he. In Hades, agreee net at all With hla Jab He la shoveling eeall ADMINISTRATIONS mada for lha rar of tha Thornton arfmlnlatra- THORNTON'S ADMINISTRATION s orrici Contingent expense! S600 Total -- S.VX) OR ATTT OEM OFFICE Salary HVWH 1 Total V.W orrtcs Auditor's salary Including clerk hire $3,000 Total 3.eu6' S OFFICE 8alary, including clerk hire HffiW Total $2,600 or instruction Salary and incidentals $2, WO $2,600 Appointed In aeveral counties and Howe llowed fees for arrest. Board of live members without com pen aation to aoooint a secretary at a sal ary vt $000 Total POLICE .$500 COMMISSION Five cltlsens to he appoln'ed, no com- penaation except expenses, no railroad far aa all held paaaea .Hotel Bills R. B. Armitrong, Caahler and Territory of New Mexico and try paying by check. iimJ try it wUl t will pay. - a.a) - akfi - os - a - t) - k..( Promot Service I V . - V.