Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on February 6, 1891 · Page 5
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, February 6, 1891
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_tjj^. t'i If you have a cold Call and get a sample Mtle of Pineapple Cough Syrup, at We have replenished our stock of Modern Cooking utensils, Ami yotv will, now be able to find a com,. ;plete:.assortment at e; Grand Bazaar, : ; ; £ 307, 4th St. Stop:: in. if Only to LooK. FREE READING ROOM, 'Open Daily and Evening, '''.:,"*• 321 Pearl Street. ^Welcome toIAll, , MONEY TO LOAN, n«nj ram «t the -LOWEST »««•. Private tocdl onljr. Money alweye In hand. TSo red t»{i« or delay. InMresl and principal payable In Log&in- port. Special arrimgomente as to payment ol principal and Interest, made to «nJt the wishes ol Borrower, > Tor further particulars apply to W. Munson, On Mondays*. Fridays or Saturdays.- 21J Fourth •-: street, opposite Court House. MONEY, Oaneral Ingaranc* and Loam. All kind* of In- •n?anoe plicod In nrtrt class companies. KndGTT- mmt policies parobaned. Bonds of surety si. written for parties holding poalttens ot trad •lien a bond Is required. 319 PEABi ST. S. M. Closson. MONEY TO LOAN! And Hotes.BongM In any sum over$25 at lowest rates. Large amounts e percent. GEO. B. FORGY. RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. Item* from Ihc Note-Book ol' Ojir Railway Reporter—Point* Pev- Noiiiil iiiidOtlierwlse. A new rule has been adopted on the Vandalia. The front door of the smoking car and the rear door of the ladies 1 car are locked as the train approaches a stopping place. The brakeman is stationed between the two passenger coaches at each station, and required to ask every passenger before ascending the steps, "Have you a ticket?" This., order is designed to relievo con- daetQrs.'of- the incoLvenience and annoyance of making change. The Pan Handle as it is called .-is now one corporation west of Pittsburg known as the C. C. St. L. & P. R. R. This includes the southwestern system the P.Ft. W.& C. being the Northwestern system. The former custom of designating divisions by numbers has been cropped.and- they are now known by the name of some city. The State Line, Bradford and Chicago lines are known as the Chicago division, the Cincinnati line is known as the Richmond division arid so on! 0. F. Deal, Engineer of Maintenance of Way, Richmond Division, has sen t out notice to reduce the force one man on each of the thirteen sections between Richmond and Cincinnati. Three or four additional section men will be taken off next Monday, but it is not yet decided which sections can best spare them, as the reduction is to last throughout the year. And that means that there will be no work done, besides putting in the new sidings and extensions heretofore referred to, that amounts to much, that can. be dispensed with. On the north end- of the Richmond Division, between here and Anoka Junction, near Logansport, the section force has been down to a foreman and one or two men, for the past three months, and of course no reduction can be made there. Journal. FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. 6. " ; Will We MavcBuse Ball. It is,-time to begin casting about with a view to ascertaining 1 whether or not KLogansport - will, be ."in it" in the ^rn'a-tter of". base ball during- the coming, season. Our neighbors, Ft. Wayrie.'v • Peru, Muncie, : Anderson, Marion',; Kokomo and Lafayette are actively-working toward the organi- •/.r'lion "of a league comprising this section of the- State arid it appears to be the.-general - wish.of .the said neJgrAors.rt'hat.- Logansport shall join thejleagrie and .make a part of a strong combination; Rather unfortunately the old base.baill park is no more, it having been' sacrificed^to the phenomenal growth of the city, but there are easily,' accessible grounds which could .beat small expense worked up into a model park. A club : cpulcl be formed very easily, in fact nearly all the players of last year are in, sight :at present. It would be well for the lovers and leaders of the sport in the city to begin talking the matter up and working towards a deffinit? end. jbeatli of lattle Helen Sliultz. Helen',' the bright and winsome little daughter,of.'Dr.' and Mrs.. J. B. Shultz died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock of membrainous.'croup, aged three' years and sisiinonths. The sympathy of the ^ cotnmuriit.y goes^'out to the .stricken parent?.- The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at -2 o'clock at the Broadway: M. 35...church, services con- ductedb'y Rev. Dr; Birch. . ..Catarrh' . . . ; •' . In; the head ; - Is:-R'constitutional':; •. ; Disease, and requires • A constitutional remedy l^ik« Hood's Sarsaparilla, .W'h'ioh'pjUrifies the blood. 'lSIakQs.;the weak strong, 'Restores .health. Try it now. 4 Anoka. Mr. S. S. Cragun has purchased :i fiae Norman stallion. Mr. Charles Tousley, night operator at this p'lace, is taking a lay off. Mr. Lou Odell is decorating- his farm withsome'new "wild cat fence." If there is anything in ground' hog day we will certainly have some cold weather. Mr. George Marshall appeared in all his colors last Sunday night with his best girl. Mr. J. G. Tucker, of Chicago, is spending a couple week's vacation with his parents. The second quarterly conference was held at the Seven Mile U. B Church last Saturday. Health is good generally, but we cannot say that much, about the roads, they are bad generally. . Presiding Elder, Rev. C. H. Bell, conducted the conference and preached very interesting sermons Sunday morning and evening. Because of the inclemency of the weather the. attendance was not large. ;; • .-.••.-. ;; SITTING BCLL. Xlic Clio'men Friend's Ball. To be in keeping with other social organizations in the city the Chosen Friends have decided to organize a uniform rank. With si ch a step in view the'.very successful dance of last night was given, the same netting to the order quite a neat sum which will bs applied to purchasing uniforms for the new rank. Broadway rink was well filled by the merry crowd and the. dance was kept up .till quite late. It was well arranged and admirably conducted and was one of the most successful events of the kind of. the sea son. Worth Hundreds of Dollars. My Wife-used only two bojtles of • -Mother's friend" before her third confyiment. She would not be without it for hundreds of dollars. Had not half as much trouble as before. Dock Miles, Lincoln Parish, La. Write The Bradfteld Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga,, for particulars. Sold by Ben Fisher. . to8 GratWylns 10 AH. The high position'attained and the universal acceptance and approval of the pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs, as the most excellent laxative known, illustrate the value, of the qualities on which its success is based and are abundantly gratifying to the California Fig Syrup Company. THE CITY SCHOOLS. The MujHiriiitcndciit'.i Helni-Aiiuuiij |[<>l>oi-[ ol" tlic Condition ol' (lie 1 City Schools. The Public Schools opened on tb eighth of September, 1890, and hav been in session about 100 days. Below will be found statistics showing the enrollment, per cent of attend ance, etc., for the first four months o the present school year. No. teachers In HlRh School No. teachers In Grammar Schools 1 No. of teachers In Primary Schools 2 No, special teacher.-* No. substitute teiielit-rs.... Total * No. pupils registered 111 Hlgfi School 12 1 No. pupils registered In (jranmmr Schools., (i.4 No! ol pupils registered In primary schools. 1,'JBC Total 2,00: Aveni e dally attendance: In High school -.... 121.: In (Jrarninar schools •>•!!).. In Primary schools 1,057. Total 1,727... No. rerualnl''|j; at date: In Hlgti School,.... : 12. In Grammar School <is l . In Primary School i TotalNo. remaining 1,88 Per cent, of attendance: In High School 97.1 In Grammar School W. In Primary Schools 'M.- Total - ! Average No. pupils Belonging: High School. l£J.y Grammar Schools 5i Primary School 1.093,:. Total 1.7S5 Per cent, of the average number in dally attendance on the number registered: in High School '•)•">• in Grammar Schools : Si. luP.lmary Schools &'. Inalldepartm irts -. SO. No. eases ot tardiness: In High School -13 In Grammar Schools -» In Primary School 2SH. Total 581 The Public School exists for the purpose of educating-the children of the State. Thither come the Hell and the poor alike, expecting to re ceive, at the hands of those in authority the best training- it is possible to give them. The general public have very vague notions of the way or the goal of educational endeavor. The business man is too busy,. the poor man~ too much occupied in providing- food, clothing: and shelter for dependent ones, to look into matters. These affairs are left, and wisely top, in the hands of those who have the management of the schools, and are supposed to have made such a study of the problem of education that they have a right to a directive voice. School Boards, Superintendents and Principals, those in whom this power is vested, should have a deep conviction of the responsibility which the. education of the young entails; should have the moral earnestness, the spirit of a Luther, in other words, the nerve to stand by their convictions when they feel a thing to be right, through the earth fall. The standard of right is the standard by which all questions affecting the public schools should be d*cided —not personal aggrandizement or political preferment. "When tested by this standard how paltry and mean is that spirit that leads one to be silent when he should speak; to praise when he should blame, or to blame when he should praise; to truckle to authority when the authority is in the bands of the Philistines; to call black white or white black, that place may be secured or retained. Those who would perform 'the- truest -service to the people will stand true to their best thoughts and will esteem the preservation of their-own self-respect of the first importance. . ; A certain.amount of money-is available each year fo>- the proper conduct of the schools, It is'-expected by the public that this'money be most wisely expended by those.in whom the power is vested. Not only .are we to be provided with commodious,- well-equipped schools but it is. expected that we ern- iloy the best teaching force obtainable for the money to be expended. There has been a sentiment prevailing lately, to an. • alarming extent, that people be assigned' to places in the schools because "they heed them.'" True, they may need the places, but it, ,7Ould be wise to consider wh'ether or no. "the places need them.' ? This seems to me to indicate a deplorable state of public opinion in regard to ivho shall teach the children. For the money that we expend for a ieacher during the year we have a right to the services of the -best teacher we can get,'whether she come from Logansport, Sari Francisco or Boston. The best good of our schools demands this, otherwise we must expect only superficial, unsatisfactory results. We have no right .to make our schools training, .schools, experiments for the sake of benefiting the. few to the detriment .of hundreds of children.: Moreover, the teacher,young or old, who, when she becomes a teacher, ceases to be a student, should have no place in the schotHET"; There is such an abundance of knowledge that comes within the comprehension of children in the grammar grades that, forever, remains a sealed book to many of our teachers and their pupils because they, the teachers, lack the ambition, the progressiveness to -study. Take the geography lesson for instance. How much more interesting and Instructive it will become in the hands of a ".teacher who has stfrae knowledge of physics, geology, and astronomy, and tell me pray, how hutch educative value has the same lesson in the hands of a teach'er wh'o knows none of these sciences?' Thus the education of our children is committed in many instances to the young, inexperienced teacher or the equally objectionable uon-progressive teacher. While our young teachers deserve Much commendation for the way in which they have worked and studied and for the conscientiousness with which they have discharged their duties, they must agree in the light of their own experience, when it is said that it cannot be considered other than a great danger to the schools to bring into them annually such numbers of young teachers who have l&d neither training nor experienced and in such numbers as have recently been introduced. The experiment!is without precedent in any system of schools of standing. Again it seems to me that a School Board which elects the majority of its teachers without consulting the Superintendent and in ma'ny cases even assigns them to their places not knowing the class of pupils over whom the teacher is to preside and the various duties of the position, can have no very keen sense of the responsibilities which devolve upon it. It is as unjust as it is foolish to make a Superintendent responsible to the people for the results of the work of teachers who are failures to begin with and in whose election a,nd assignment she has had no voice. If the teacher is a failure, the school *s a failure. Upon her qualifications, fitness and industry depends its success. Scholarship should be secondary to character, only. Neither the Superintendent nor the Principal can do much for the school that has a poor teacher. SL'rrLMENTAKY HEADING. In order that children may read well it is highly important that they bave access to new matter every day. To give a child one reader and require him to read in -that and that only for nine months is wearisome in the extreme. As the-matter now stands in our schools we have the Indiana First reader in the flrst year with no supplementary reading matter; the same is true of the second and thjrd year grades. We are expected to supply tjh'6 1 fourth and fifth grades with sufficient reading- matter for the two years out of the Indiana Fourth reader while the 1 ifth furnishes mental pabulum for the sixth and seventh years. This reading work has been done very thoroughly for the last two years anc we see quite an improvement in the ability of the pupil to get the thoughl of what is read. But we can not make 3uent arid easy readers with so limited material from which to read. It is a well known fact that the child who comes from a home where juvenile literature abounds usually reads much better than oue whose only reading matter is the one regular text book of his grade. The majority of our school children cannot have- the benefit of such reading matter at home an'9. so are limited to one reader ! or the nine months. It-would be a great, thing for oui schools .if the Board of Trustees could see their way cleat to putting into :ach grade in our schools susplement- ary reading matter in the shape of such books ' as ' American History Stories, by Mara Pratt; Our World by Miss : Hall or Chas. F. King's Geographical Readings, • or Rev. T. G-. Wood's Natural 'History Readers, which can be secured in "complete series.' These books are replete with useful information for children. Interest would be stimulated where it now lags, and '.' the intelligence of the pupils would "be much enlarged. All of these books are now in use in. the b^'s but there is but one copy in a -' , 'OUR PRESSING NEED 03? ROOM. All the schools at the present time are in a very much crowded condition. The great need of room is apparent on every hand. The first primaries are ,he greatest sufferers where so many small children are compelled to be hut up in one room. In number one, central,-there are eighty pupils. In he first-primary, West Side, there are eighty-six; while all the lower rooms n both of the above buildings are so rowded aj to render it almost imposs- ble for one teacher to do'.the work., t is a matter of regret that the West side building was not completed by he middie-Of the school year. As it s, .the West Side school cannot be lassifled properly and put in good vorking order until.the new'building s completed. It is hoped by all that he School:Board may hasten she work nd have the building ready . for oc- upancy within a week or two. Re- pectfully submitted. ANXA- V. LA-ROSE. Supt. Everything new in black drCbS goods, t the Golden Rule. • > Humpty. Dumpty the wall, „ ::^ggpT^Ain)^sQevps have * great M WheijSANTACLA-ySSQAP ' conges tf/eir way; 1 'S SOAP MADE ONLY BV N,K,FA!RBANK&Ca CH | CAa it ~4 S M O K B D M E A T . Of this Brand will be found Select Goods: Slaughtered and Cu;ed by- , ^ W. C. ROUTE, Logansport IndL H ' For Sale Qbv Leading- Dealers. Call on the New Druggist And become acquainted with his manner of doing business. Respectfully H. C PUR CELL, No, 418 Market, Near Pearl St. TJilK Snow Ball The most famous flour in Logansport has been our Snow Ball Hour 'in our pink sacks. It will always be, because we shall continue to fill these sacks with, the bes^ flour at the lowest prices. We do not buy the flour here now because we can buy it very much cheaper elsewhere. The grade is just the same; the price is lower; we have marked the price to you now at $2.35 per hundred, just because we can buy cheaper; we guarantee the quality as the best; we can convince you that you cannot find a better, whiter flour. You are already convinced that you cannot find a better price. M. MCCAFFREY & Co. ..:". Trades and Occupations. The Youth's Companion Tor 189.1 will give an instructive and helpful series of papers, ' each of which describes the character .of some-leading trade for hoys or occupation for girls. ,j They give information as to the ap-j prenticeship required to learn' each, | the wages to be expected, the qualities') needed in order to enter, and the pros- j pects of success, ---.-'. THE YOUTH'S Goiu'Asiox, - Boston, Mass. Hai>]>y Hootsfcr*. I Wtn. Timmons, Postmaster of Ida-*-, Ville, Ind.-, writes: "Electric Bitter^ '' has done more for me than all other* 1 ^ medicines combined, for that bad feel- 1 W ing arising from Kidney andj Liver trouble." John Leslie, farmer aud, stockman of same place, s^ s. 'iFind Electric Bitters to be the best Kidney i and Liver medicine, made me feel like," a new man." J. W. Gardner, ^ har,d-,. ware, merchant, same town, says: Electric Bitters is just the thing- for a >v man who is,all run down and don't f care whether he lives' or dies; Tie found new strength, good appetite an'cl'' -. felt just like he had 1 a- new lease - on * life. Only 20c. a : bottle, at B. °F Keeslino-'s Dru" Store..' : to8 -> The weather turning 1 warmer yesterday obviated the necessity of turning- off the natural gas at the factories as was anticipated. If TO AT YOU WISH Advertise Anything Any time Callonthe Journal. CMXTK Both the method and results whet Syrip of Figs is taken; it is pleasad-- and refreshing to the taste, atad actj-' E ;ntly yet promptly on the Kidneys; < iver and Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and feyezs apd/cures habitualX! constipation. Syrup of Figs is 'tSn only remedy of its kind ever pr» ~ duced, pleasing to the taste asd ac- ceptahle to the stomach, prompt'in its action and truly beneficial in its ^j effects, prepared only, from the^most...jj healthy and agreeable: suStances,'its .-* imany excellent qualities commend i to all and have mads it the most- popular remedy known. , ™ Syrup of Figs is for sale in 500, and $1 bottles by •all leading drug->- gists. Any reliable druggist may not have it on hand will cure it promptly for any one wishes to try it Do not accept any substitute. • ' CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP C® SAN FRANGISOO, ML. LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, Hit ^ For sale bj B. J 1 . Keesll 3 tnd all diuggUt*'"

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