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Iola, Kansas
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THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER. SATURDAY EVENING, MCH 5,1915. I: •.i • Two Kimball Piano Dealers in the Southern Part of Kansas Have Their stocks of Kimball Pianos and Player^ Pianos havel been taken over by Ub to be ? closed out AT ONCE at a VERY LIBERAL I REDUCTION in prices. 0olikiV.Roberts Music Co. i*hone 421 lola. Kansas Letters From the People l» There >'e«d of Higk Scliool! Editor Dally Kegister: lielng the oiiiy retiring member of th^ Board ol Uaucatlon' wlio does nut seek re-election, I believe I owe to tlie public, tiirough wnose favor I have beea bonored with seven years' memljersftip on the Board, a statement of why i oppose tlie tlireatened bond issue. Fredericksbn, being used at 2.00 a day to round up High School students and help "congest" the Higli School until next Tuesday and is a student who has finished the 8th grade i)roperly a truant? i have what I believe to te a very complete file of minutes of Board meetings. Officers' and Superintendents' reports, which is open to in- Need and desire are two different s))ection by any one who applies. T«liE PIAKT NEEDS FUNDS WA KBES BOrKI.> I^KSl IMBKS SI Transfer «f $50,(»(I0 \\Mn Ucviiivini.: FiHid and Firi' lljijve Crippifir Trison Industry. run the mill until the inidcllj- of April. Thf! pen of, Yiiratan, our oiily .''ource 61' sisal is" closeii. Two (lays ;i'go a wire from .\'c'w York offert'd SOU bales ar $(i.r,() cvou tills was Nviliulrawu, and ll ;cr(' is little hope for the future." "If the Senate will come down to our iiroposal dn appropriations, we llien may agree to (heir resolution lor i udjourumei\t,'" is tlie way Siicaljer ! Stone of the Ilou.->'e Tr.'Ws Hie oail of I the session. "There is no chance of jour concurring in the .Senate resolu- ; tioii, lixiiig next w-tek w.^, KVA'. tinu- to 'stop tiio consideration of all bills. It ; can't be done," Sione says. Apparently the house wii) work io- i ftwino plant re- . morrow. The matter is still in doubt, : but there is a strong likelihood, according to members' today, that Satur day's session will not end until Sun-, day night. Members are petting v.r- easy to get through. There are Inm- ' dreds of bills on the calendar that The cajjacity of the i«ant is ;j,00o.(luu '''i^'' ^^'^ consideration so lar. J „ n^i—f. ... 1 ...K.. .1 .1. ; How many of them will be pussed de; pends partly 'on how many lumrs ih'i PI.IIITK.S .IM» KKlrPTIOXS .MEA> it.ll> MLOOI). bpeclqll to the Register. Tppaka, Mar. C—T jip failure of the : legislajture to repia|;c the .iiOij.ijiJii Hum the state prison! voiviii| fund, used ,iii" replacing the twine^hiill destrojx-d (U- xire, wiii seriously ^handicap the fraanuracturo of twine ^another year, "and may mean •uigh p|-ices for tw^ne;. in ttu; opmion of Waftlen J. D. Botki.n of the prison. d, J,,, pounds?! a year. There is beii 'M- tii a miliion and a half jiounds ou iiai but theXe is very little sisa] and money'in ihe revolving fund lo buy more sSsal. The revo^vin.i; fuuil u lied upi^ail that is icfit ol i; -iii the tlock o^ isyiue aireau.'i' niiuniiaciui-.'.i. "The Psituatjou reprUsenis m ih seriou|; li.\ed at Kansas •••farmers a vt-ry serious c;)nai-. n.eiv.bcrs of either branch until iiiial tion," •V 'ir. iiotkin say,-:. " i'lit:; V 'uiiie •shoulU jetiuire then-,;rrprHsl;ii .ati\e= either t(i abolish tlie prison nviu,- niili or suppjy it witii aa ,fuiipie \sorA.i.;4 "capital.'f ' "Few i: people seem Uo iindi r-iiarui the stiitE twine plaMt|\^sitiiaiioii," declares tile warden. "Ijti tin- lie^aiiwui; _ the ^revolving fund or iwork.n.s; rai.ii.i, , wag fixefd at $160,000. f^riie !e ;' ^.jiJ.O'iO 01 t .c>.; ur .v. d p. am ;n u) ;aki; Uind wiiii • t «o yeaSs ago transl^'j-rei\ this fun'jl to the . getQjia .The destruction oi the o ISia ma-tie. it necessary to $60,000 iiiore from this i . which'tt rebuild the rnill. •Tiii,-; con• dition hiis forced us (to jjunlias'; on credit iht)st of the sis<|i used s 'nci.' the fire, pwiing to tl'e ladk'of'luud^ at'a - time wlifb the price nius low 'we w .-Vi.- unable t<H purchase si^al which would have broljglit the prict^ of twine down 1 .25. Tlie prcB- ,$li.7 ."j on board ' lots. sisal to : I'eopie who have impure or impover islied blood should be carelul to take only a vegetable and tenipeiance riMU e:ly such as Kr. I^ierce's ("loUleii .Medi cal liis;-over.< Js and has been lor oye •10 years, T The first day you start to take this reliable medicine, impur.e germs and accumulationa begin to separate la the blood and are then expclleil tlirougli the eliniinativf oignns. In place of; the impurities, tiie ar teries and veins gradually get fres vitalized blood and tlie action of till gcibd blood on the skin means that pimples, boils; carbuncles, eczema rasli, acne and/all skin blemishes wil (lisapiiear. Tlren you remember that when the blood Is' right, the liver stomach, bowels anl kidneys become licalthy. active and vigorous and you will-have no more trouble with in digestion , backache, headache and constipation. Get Dr. Pierce's Golden Medica , iiiscovery today at any- medicine deal How many of them | .tk; it is u powerful t3lood purifier onsideraiion is j\.-o penetrating that it even gets at th 'inpuVe deposits in the joints and car ries tliem out of the system. liepeiiil upci'i this gran'd remedy to give yon the kind of blooJ that make: tlie ykin clear, the mind alert, the vi <\<.'.n »!;eener and puts ambition anf .•nergy into th(! entire body. Yov won't be disappointed. For free ad vice or free booklet on blood, write Dr. V. M..Pierce. Buffalo, .\. Y.—Adv. IJr. Pierce's Pleasant I'ellets not only the original but the best Littk I.ivtn- Pills, first imt up over 40 years ago. by old Dr. P. K. Pierce, have beer, nuicli imitated but never equaled, a? thousands attest. They're purely veg et"ble. l-eing made up of concentrateo and refined medicinal principles, ex tracted from the roots of Americar, plants. Do not gripe. One of two foi stomach corrective, three or four foi cathartic. , iiionibers work!, will have doubtful. Thp Senate is expected. io adjourn tor .^Hii; until Monflay iiiorning. I'.uf ih' re will be little'rest for any of l!ic possibly ? of twine is _ ^_ 3 &iansing in cai' _ „. We nAw have sulncient adjournnient, -whether ii i March IS or a week later. From some of the conim-nit tl;;it ap parentiy leaked out from the closotl 'si":s-;(ms of the joint committee considering the appropriation bill for ,:ducat:o!ial institutions, but little iirogresK has been made. It is assert ed tUat both committees havo T .'orked- 1) l ;iird and so, long over the apnro- nriations. nnd I 'hat each has dec-de-J so fonchisively tl'at their own eo;;rse is I he proier one, th-n anything like a compromise may be very hard to reach. Sessions will be held regularly from now on. and always behind closed lioor;-; . Tii<? committees will do their best get together, it is de-' clarrd, and'are willing to spend all j the time net'essary in reaching an agrccmeibt. • But no action will be taken by the House tow-ard adjournment until an agreement is reached, •for ll'o house leaders do nt)t care to necessitate a spcial session^ The Latest Photo of Dynamiter Caplan 9991 Of satisfy users Tha||neans anlawfiil lot whenl^ou come to think about it. ^ It m^erps built-in mileage of the / / ^ sturdieitt sort — a4d the price is, y honesi|and low^nbt paddetL / / / j This tefter explains it: ^^ y I iii "Philadelphia, November 28, 1914 / "W^ 'jclievo thna \\ wijl ir-erest you to know ' tbat ;o^>t of J500 Diamond cases sold ttiis year up t (^rQctober first, th«i( number that have been teturnsd to us for adjukment amounted to less than dp 'e per c;nt. This we consider a remark•}>le (jhowing, and speaks volumes for the qtialitfr^bat is built ifito Diamond Tires. About ninetj^per e'en! of the total numl>er sold were • S9UM »^ee Treads, which we consider the best tire vi 'Uue we can offer our customers. The aervic^- tendered by tliiis type of tire is consist- •Otljr riniform. ; , "CHILD'S TIRE COMPANY, . ' I . "Per Chas. J. Roth." And odjier dealers dl over the country tcU ibe aune story. ! ' Addcfti to the wcnderful Diamond Sern(>e, you can now buy Diamond , Sqiie^gee Tread Tii^ at the following ;<^»:'AT19-T.Te'r»» •Bt3Tr«f e. Diamond Saueecee - Size liiaitiond SqueeKec '»l«3|| $9.45 12.20 14.00 20.00 i 36x4j4 i 37x5 1 38x554 $20 .i5 28 .70 • 33.90 46 CO FAY N# MORE This IS David Caplan, iarrested in Seattle the cjther day by' agents of William J. Burns, the detective, who has hunted him for more than two years. The photograph is the latest \ of the dynamfjt^ir; in fact the only one i taken since the explosion of the Los Angeles Times. He was running a chicken ranch and a barlier shop on ffainbridge Island in Puget Sound, near Seattle. M. 1A . Schmidt, who escaped with him was.ruKen in custody in -New York the other day and the arrest of Caplan qarckly followed. The two men will be tried in L,os Angeles on indictments found at the time the McNumAra bvotliers were indicted there. ! w '.om.obile.s, Put on Ftv C\,'clecars, -Mo' <j: cy;..l(-s if diamond's" Clirfsl: Iteforined rburcli. The pastor, Arthur P, Schnatz, will jlireach both morning and evening. At 1 1): 15 a. m., the BUbjeCt of the sermon will be "The Unfruitful Fig Tree, or ; I'a'th and Works." 1 Bible Study, immediately follows the ;.;e;:nion, until 12 o'cjock. I Kvening service at 7:30. I Christian lilndeavor 6:30 p. m. Topic, i 'How to Make This a Happier World." ..'V cordial welcome to all. things. As far as need is concerned, «e 'need' a new high school building about as much'as the proverbial dog ilid seven tails. As to desire—well desire Will never be limited. It tlie question in its present form carries, but one thing (^an legally be done—build a second High School building on the .same"ti:act of ground with our present High School and spent no part of this |80,000 for equipment. Answers from other High Schools indicate a probable cost of $20,000 for equipment. As applied to loia, 1 believe Prof. Brown to be the sole source of inspiration from which the plan of a double High School emanated. The plan in general iiad its origin no doubt in some town like Chanuie where two parts of town were arrayed against each other and no High School could be built without building two. Whether the double High School (Junior and Senior) is a "passing fad," and indeed the late Prof Greenwood of Kansas City ,and many other prominent edu- -'ators have strongly opposed it, or whether it is a thing of stability 1 am not yet ready to answer.- To be candid 1 am rather inclined to think it is good, but ani not ready to bet $S'0,000 of the lifeople's money that it Js good, when by a wait of a very few years, ;n which our present bonded indebted ness will have been wiped out, or nearly so, schools of other towns over the Unit*! States who arc trying it and t.'iere is quite a number of them ivill have demonstrated the value of it It is not a wise man who refuses to profit by the experience of others. If. after the lapse of sufficient time to projierly determine whether or not the new system of a dual High School eourse is better than a four-year High School course, such as we have now, it shall be found that the old system is 'oetter after all, then we would probably want a new building,—not adjoining our present High School, for that should then be converted into a fine grade building,—but on the Jefferson grounds, the finest In town, or elsewhere. High School buildings are whether he be bonds. for or against the C. L. COWAN. Favors High School. To The Register: U simce will permit, please insert the following: To the qualified voters of school district number 10, I say side track and turn dov\'n all of the argument against the high school bonds and with unswerving and fixed determination, cast your ballot in favor of the proposition. By so doing you w'!l confer upon posterity and will have the consoling thought that you did your duty faithfully and well. May success crown the laudable efforts of the mem'oers of the school board who are so nobly standing for the advancement of our schools. W. E. THO.MPSO.V. ' ^> IXLAXD OIL COilPANY, Exclusive Agents. Mere man, however, has rarely man aged, to sacrifice enough in Lent to meet the millinery bJlU he will encounter shortly after Easter . not eu.sily moved. To ])ut it mildly, the people have been allowed to -deceive themselves as to what the bond Issue will cost each individual by what will be understood if 1 call if'ir>-cent talk." The fact that Keen men have been deceived by it is evidenced by the editorial in Thurs- .lay's paper in which it is indicated hat if tile cost "of VM ?sO,v)00 building -.vore I 'l cents per |1,U00, that of a • 4u,t'00 building would be but 7% cents per $1,000. To avoid argument, I will ise Prof. Brown's figures to illustrate but will iiroperly apply them: WOlJl.n'lT COST O-XLY- 15 CENTS i'ER $1,00Q MORE, to pay $1.35 per .$1,OCO for 20 vears than to pay $1.20 iier $1,000 for only 5 years.? The $1.20 iier $1,000 for 5 years will more than pay our bonded debt of $29,000—not ?2.',,000. There is $3,842.29 only in the oond fund now and nothing payable on the $29,000 bonds outstanding until July 1st next. If one wishes to know the exact cost to the penny to each individual it is an exampje in simple iroportion: ?e,198,945 is to your own valuation lor taxation as $80,000 is to our portion of the cost. You will find your cost to be $]2.90Vi per $1,000 :5lus, of course 5per cent interest for 20 years. And now 1' wish to make a final appeal to tlie class of men to which 1 be- ong,—to the "common people"—to the indirect taxpayer, the renter—to the nian who walks." There Is just so much money which may be ralse^ by law to support the -ch.oois. Oiitfelde of such sources as fines, Barnes law fund. State aid to the Agricultural and Normal Training Departments, the Board is limited to a 'cvy of $(!.(I0 per $1,000 for general revenue. The division of this fund may be fair or unfair. The tendency of later years has been to gradually pinch the grade schools In order to take care of the evt'r Increasing proiiortionate cost of tlie High School, account(!d for in part by some increase in number of students but more by the increase in cost!per student. The percentage of teachers' salaries the first year I was on the board, 190S- :,9(.i9, was 22.8 jier cent for 10 High School teachers against 77.2 per cent for 47 grade teachers, while a careful sstiinate for the present year based on actual payments so far made and the contracts for the remainder of the term., give 30 ])er cent for 13 High School teachers and 70 per cent for 47 grade teachers. Wiile the High School Is open to his children and I believe that education shoiild be absolutely free from the first grade to the limit of every persons' ability to iearn, tlie |frud<< schools are the lahorin? man's schools; if by lis vote the bond issue should carry, it is practically sure that for 20 years no toiprovenient could be expected in the grade schools, although the Jefferson Building has long been an eye-sore to us all. Twenty years !s a long, long time. In the last Superintendent's report overing the month ending February 9th„ the average daily attendance is given as 310.3 or 97.63 per cent pre- um^blv of the net enrollment. This ould indicate to me a net enrollment of 31S, the monthly roll being 321 or a ofis of 3 .As late as Isgt night the enrollment was still advertised as 344. This is a gocd deal like the old politl- A Keply to Mr. Cwlng's Statements. To The negister: Ail evening or two ago, Mr. Ewing made a statement to the effect that it was not the intention of the Board to expend more than $80,000 in building and completely equipping the proposed high school building. How can this be when the call and your own records show explicitly anC' specifically that the 80,000 is for the building alone; then how is ft jiossible to equip the building out of the above sum and without asking for more money of the public; but why spenc even .$80,04)0 and nearly as much more in interest when $25,000 to $30,000 spent in the erection and equipment of an additional birilding along modern lines and ample to accommodate the alleged crowded departments for years to come, and meet even the demands of the presentimanagoment. Whv' was not such a proposition submitted to the people instead of trying to force us to spend more than $100,000 when a less sum would meet all demands, if additional room is really necessary? Mr. Ewing also made the statement that there was no floating Indebtedness of the Board, or school district, that is. because it borrowed $3,50C November 25th and paid if off December 22nd, there was no floating debt There may be none in evidence, but there is one in fact Just the same, and it is larger than any statement heretofore made. We did liot call up Mr. Wheeler by 'phone, as suggested by Mr. Ewing but we took his monthly reports which ought to be the best of authority, and found this state of facts: In the Gierke's recapitulation at the end of his renort for the month endin.s Kehriiarj aHth, 1914, the following is sho-vvn: "General fund balance on hand $13,859.54 Bond fund balance on hand 5,107.31 Barnes H. S. fund (overdrawn) Balance on hand all funds _-- Vote Against This Bon^ Issue WHY? I , Because it is an unwise and useless expease. Because it will raise the aggregate of the,district's indebtetifaess to an amount which will not matte It legally possible to re-build or re-model Jefferson seliool, or any other building. | Because the limit for general piirjioses i.s Leip.'; levied as it is, and the District is running behind in its expenses over its receipts more than $5,000 a year. Because the alleged crowded condition of' the high school is due to mismanagement in two respetts; First—la continuing the Barnes high .school proposition at a loss to the district; and, " Second—in promoting two classes iatp t'le high school each year and graduating onlyi one, thus . forcing the class promoted in January to go four and a half years to complete a four years' course. Because the superintendent's report for the month ena- ing February Hitli, 1915, shows that there wer4 less than 318 students in actual attendance at the high >chool, instead of 344 as has been repeatedly stated; and more than 50 of these are Barnes law jmpils, and 55 are i-A pupils promoted in .lanuary. ^ Because the normal high school, if. managed for the interests of the school, would show less than 2(ip students including Barnes law pupils, and less than 215 excluding these pupils, making the normal high school under proper conditions less than 225. \ '• Because the superintendent's report above referred to shows that there are at least 35 fewer pupils n all the schools than tliere were at the same time last year. Because this bond issue does not provide foii, but will pi-i;vent needed improvement in the grade, and will r (!.sult in their further neglect. Because this bond issue will vacate several rooms in .lel!'iM -son building and more in Lincoln building, the aggregate of iO to 12 rooms that will be vacated in ihe. grad? schools to build more room for the high school.',' ; Because this bond issue contemplates the linal abandonment of Jefferson school and grounds. | Because this bond issue will ultimately rosullj in injury to every pupil in the schools, except those who <ian afford to go to college. • Because this bond Issue means an outlay in principal and interest of more than $135,000.00, not incliiding any equipment. Because ample, modern accommodations cani be provided for every demand the management makes at a cost of half the interest that the District will have to pay on the propo&ed -bond issue. Because this bond issue will cost you, not 15c per $1,000 more, but in excess of $1.25 per $1,000 niiorp than you would othei-wiso have to pay. - ; Vote for Powell, Card, Slmnionds WHY? Because they are known to be opposed to thik unnec- es.«ary expense. Because they believe the schools should be a^ierated for the benefit of all the schools, and not any single one. Because they believe the schools should be opei-ated for the benefit of the pupil rather than the accom iibdation of the manageiltent. Because they each have children in the gradcj 'schools as well as in the high school. Because they have no other interest in |Coi }senting $ 1,102.91 17,8631.94 to become candidates for the school board than that due t^ their interest in the schools because of having/children therein, and are. in dally touch with the life, woi^, methods and results of the sdiools. $18,966.85 $18,960.85' And in his recapitulation at the enC of his report for the month ending Kebriiiiry 2Sth, 191.'., the following if shown: General fund bal. on hahd.-_$ 8,313.35 Bond fund balance on hand._ 3,842.29 Barnes H. S. fund (overdrawn) ' $ 5,2G0.42 Balance on hand all funds . 6,895.22 $12,155.64 $12,155.64' In other words, a year ago you hat' $17,863.94 as a balance on hands from all funds, and this year on exactly tli< same date you have a balance of onl> $0,895.22. A DIFFERENCE OF $10.968.72. Why is it, and where is It And further, the Clerk's reports show that the total reccljits from al' sources of the General fund alone from March 1st, 1914. to March Ist 1915. Inclusive to be $38,630.32, while the expenses. of this same General fund for the.'same period was $44,176.51, this shows that this fund alone fell short of expenditures for the twelve months $5,546.19; . and you can't make this shortage up from any fund,.for the bond fund is insufficient | to pay the bond coming due Juiie Ist of this year, and the Barnes High School fund is already overdrawn, a? shown by the report, $5,260.42. If this is not going behind I am at a loss to know what to call it. Furthermore, we have examined the records of the County Treasurer and find that you have drawn all of the money that you are entitled to draw under, the regulations of that office from the first half of taxes paid in, AND THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS OVERDRAWN L\ ITS GENERAL FUND AT THIS DATE $1,236.47. But assuming that you will be able to draw in April some $2,000 by reason of the payment of delinquent taxes fyou drew $1,943 in 1914) you will then have at most a balance of leas than $8,000 tp run the schools of this City for the' months of March, April and May of this year, and which months last year cost, according to the Clerk's reports, a total of tlli ,719.22. How are you going to do it? You will cither have to issue time warrants or borrow money again, or do as you have been Iraw would be $24,947.96, of which ydu -.vill already have drawn to complete vour shortage for March, April and Vlay (calculating on the basis of what >-ou draw ahead last year) $3,000; you .vill also have to pay a bond of $6(000, ilthough you only have $3,842.29 to do t with; and you will have to provide or the expenses of August, September, October, November and December— 'or no other-'itax levy is available before January Isi, 1916, unless' you vcep anticipating. The expenses for hcse months in 1914 aggregated more han $22,00 Oto which add the $3,000 viul $6,000 items above mentioned, •nakcs the district having to pay in ex•et -8 of $31,000 with ie ;^H than $25,i;00 ivaihible, am' that tipon the assumption that every cent of tax will be paid' ,not in and the school ekpenses creased. i . It would appear that this school district .No. 10-is further behind and deeper in debt than - anyone has yet claimed, whether it ip a floating debt, or a deficit, or whatever you may choose to call It. GEO. A. PRY. • • •> • • •:• f[ Have the Kegls er raaOed to you. On rural ro ttes In Allei Countr 13.20 per y sur; for mouths; 13 weel i for lac. Kj mail to any part of the C. ,S. iXiv, a month. Sul scribe now! • • • • • • •:• • • • • • •> •:• •> • • * • * * V • L. E. HORVILLE, Pres. W. S. KALTMAX, 2nd Vlee-Pres. ; J. II. CAMPBELL, Cashier. [ ' A. W. BECK, VIee.Pres. E. 0. UEXSOX, tssL Cashier IGLA STATE BANK WE Capital Stock ....; $25,000.00 Surplus 15,000.()0 PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS SAFETY DEP081T BOXES FOB BEXT. j J. F. SCOtt, Cashlet THOS. If. BOWLUS, President. lOLA. KAXSAS. Allen County State Bknk ESTABLISHED A QUARTER OP A CEI»iTURY doing, for some time, that Is, by drawing one the half of taxes due and pay- ial methods of registering cemeteries I able to you the last week In July, in for election purposes. Another item May, and which you are only able to noticeable on the report is truancy.— do by courtesy of the County Treasur- High School 9, all grades 4. In a some er, and not by any other means, what superficial search of past rec-: But assuming that you have a right ords of the High School I .founjl no re-1 to anticipate the half taxes due and port of truancy except of i In May, 1914. aid » !• Febniarr. 1915. Are the services of our truancy officer, Mr. payable In -July, whether by courtesy or otherwise, what will then be your situatioh The most that you can Capital.. .....$ 30,000.00 Surplus ........ 60,000.00 Deposits 550,000.00 IXTE.RE8T PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. ^ SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES F(« |UBlfT .|

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