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   Monticello Express (Newspaper) - April 22, 1897, Monticello, Iowa                                TICELLO EXPRESS EACH FOR AND ALL FOR PER VOLUME APRIL NUMBER The state senate has voted to abolish the office of state oil and to add the duties of that position to the secretary of the state board of But the house does not Turkey has taken the Its council of ministers has declared that war exists with Greece on the The Great Powers will continue to de clare that it is in the interests of peace to allow the Butcher to overrun The Vernon Hawkeye comes to our table much improved in form and The old typo was hardly representative of either the or its The new Hawkeye is all that could be de the editor of the Tamil has been appointed postmaster at Tamil Won ser held the office under and made such a good that lie re ceived the almost unanimous endorse ment of the local republicans for a re Saturdays list of postoflice appoint ments for showed a large sized list of A goodly number of postmasters beat the free silver tom tom a little too last or else there are some crooked accounts or well scored These were all fourth class It is understood that all postmasters will be allowed to serve out their terms unless there are good grounds for The Vinton Eagle calls attention to the ftict that the only man whom has dropped the exposure of having taken lobby during the legisla tive upheavals at thecapital city is the democratic postmaster at Des When felicitating themselves upon the unearthing of some extravagancies about the state our democratic friends should bear this fact in As a counter irritant it will be of much service to The state senate lias voted to reduce the per capita allowance of the Ana mosa penitentiary from to The fight for the reduction was led by Senator and as may have been the present warden of the penitentiary and some of his made a fight against any The vote of the adoption of the amend ment reducing the was 25 to The reduction was not enough considering the large number of prison ers in the Anamosa As the number the per capita expense of caring for them The as fixed by the legisla is large enough for a comfortable margin between what is needed and what has been for other The resolutions adopted by the Mon ticello school board are continuing to draw the unfavorable comment of our These comments are based upon the language of the resolutions and some of them refer rather pointedly to the three reforms suggested We have reproduced a number of editorials this clipped from including one approv ing of one of the three the only word that has been uttered by any coming to our which was not in severe condemnation of the entire tone and spirit of the Some remarks are so pointed and of such a personal nature that we do not reproduce We have no quarrels with the individual members of the and have nothing to say in per sonal derogation of any of We are criticising only their official actions which tend to degrade our schools and thus reflect discreditably upon the The democratic national campaign has been Editor Carr of the Manchester who acted as secretary of the state democratic cen tral last and who pre dicted that Bryan would have plurality in has announced the position or policy of the democratic a double leaded which was printed in the last issue ot the he says that the demo cratic party occupies three conspicuous positions in the politics of the country at the present which briefly free free Carr docs not define the policies as briefly as we but each of these when divested of the verbage in which they are may be simmered down into these Carr says that the party occupies these three and is going to hold and that it has not the slightest concession to those who ask for a change of This is not very encouraging for the gold democrats who expected to be in vited back into the fold with the un derstanding that free silver would not be talked very much this SOME OUTSIDE It Is False From the Toledo Bro Doxsee in THE KE8S is making a grand fight against he cutting down of the high standard of the schools of that Retrcnch nent its to public expense when jrought about by lowering the stand ard of our public turns out to e false Likes the District School From the Wyoming The Monticello school board has abolished the office of They thought a twelve hundred dollar with no duties but to boss twelve subordinate was more orna mental thitn and they were Half that money expended on she under over and above the present would obtain teachers need no watching or supervising other than they could receive in the ieachers meeting held under the supervision of a about once a Better Curtail From the Tipton Monticello school board has abolish the office of the superintendent of he city has reduced the school year from nine to eight months and ias dropped some of the advanced studies from the high school This was all done in the interests of but it was doubtless poor THE EXPRESS presents the argument against it in a three column last The action of the school board is an injury to the repu tation of the Economy is a good but it is the poorest policy to lommence it by damaging our educa tional Better curtail some other Did Not Touch the From the Oxford Major Farwell makes a long drawn out reply to Editor Doxsees attack on the school board of in which he flies all around the point in but never once strikes at the root of the His generaliza tion is a well conducted feature of the but the figures given by THE EXPRESS and the uplifting policy pur sued by that paper is in no wise We have heard from more scources than one that the action of the board was a personal but its result is by no means confined to such narrow and will materially af fect the city which heretofore has sup ported the highest grade of Meet figures with meet facts ivith and do not attempt to bury truth in an avalanche of words and fiction and the people will soon decide the question in favor of good schools every Thats the way we do It is Economy With a From the Nashua Monticello is stirred up over the school It seems as though the school was going to take a back ward step The office of superin tendent has been abolished and the school year reduced from nine to eight and the course of study has been very materially This is practicing economy with a The reduction of the school from nine to eight months is a very bad The abolishing of the superintendent may have been but we doubt There may have been reasons for drop ping out branches from the high school We believe in giving every child an and a thorough one at but We do not wish to go to the extremes either We think that Monticello has a very bad case of economy on the as have other towns cases of Backward and Ludicrous From the Manchester They have a brilliant school board at At a recent meeting they in order to reduce to dispense with a city superintendent of schools and one of the teachers in the high cut the school year from nine to eight and to throw out all studies not indispensable in applicants for a teachers The action is a step and a ludicrous The school tax of Mon ticello is 17J the number of as sistant teachers employed is aver age monthly salary paid is and the salary of the superintendent is A comparison with the Manchester schools shows that our tax is mills we employ 17 assistant and the average monthly salary is The salary of the superintendent is the same in both THE MONTICEUXJ EXPRESS devotes the greater part of its editorial in the last to showing up the supreme folly of the penny pound foolish action oi the and it is probable that the order will be If it is the excellent schools of Monticello will suffer an outrageous As it is the patrons of the are below the in and that they should be willing to deliber ately cripple the service and lower the quality of seems incomprehen Louis who has been the democratic city treasurer of Davenport for several is a defaulter to the extent of about When the republican council was elected the first of it found this Reich has confessed that he used the monej Reichs who are good for the have attached his There has been much just complaint about the cold The spring is hardly up to the VALLEY FORGE AS IT George R Moore of Oxford who is sojourning in Penn writes an entertaining letter descriptive of his visit to the historic scenes of Valley which was pub lished in the last We have taken the liberty of reprinting a part of it I cut an Alpine stock and nired a and have tramped over very redoubt and intrcnchmcnt of this amous Should I tell you that it is more than 40 years since I mused ind pondered over these old earth reverently kissed the stone of the door step of Washingtons old and that I hired a guide simply to be in the and really was a guide to him and told him his ory ho never it would seem like so from modesty I will Within the last few years the United States has acquired title to nearly two uindred acres of the old fort and in and the Grand Army has nought the old stone mansion of Potts which was Washingtons head but the old Colonial stone iouses of Harvard and his neighbors where were the headquarters of La arc the hands of The in renchmcnt extends around the east southeastern and southern slope of the mountain or from the Schuylkill river to Valley creek com manding both Chester Schuylkill and just below its eastern and southern face are two old the a trapezium of 50 feet and the Washing about of the same in fair preservation each of them is cut nto two Near the center of Huntington is a very ancient look ing white bigger than the circuit mans best for I tried with extend ed fingers to hug it twice and failed by nearly a foot af the chalk It must be about 13 feet in I wondered if it was preserved as a sig nal tower or outlook from its lofty sum Similarly situated in Wash is a large black oak stump now badly but I succeeded in ounting nearly 100 Much of Lhe outside is so it may have been left for the same Up near the summit of the hill is a the grave of an unknown soldier mark ed by a simple unlettered but kind even this in that lonesome had placed up on it bunches of sweet arbutus and fresh before we My nose fails to tell me the scent of the arbutus is sweeter than that growing on other barren mountain be cause they have in this liberty consecrated ground my eyes fail to see that the purple of the hepaticas is richer because its soil was wet by the bleeding and frozen feet of those who suffered through that dreadful winter of 1778 who can say that any blossom that looks up from prairie or mountain or creeps from rocky may not have been touched into color by suffering love of heroic before history was Who dare affirm that heroes and demi gods have not enriched the soil of the Wapsie hills as much with their as the plains of and that every act of heroism or goodness does not re appear in some where Might I add that the site of Washingtons old where many of the implements of war were is marked only by a The clam which gave power to its crude machin if aught be is covered by the A more pretentious dam erect ed further down the stream to drive busy and these in their are only But the old stone door for which poor old Jones was offered fabulous sums by the relic when she was poor and needed still receives the slanting as it drops behind Misery at early Some say she was offered for that stone when she could have had a better one put in place from the adjoining hills for less than It is announced that the late democratic candidate for and Robert Cousins will engage in a joint discus sion at the Spirit Lake during the at a date to be hereafter It will be well worth a long trip to hear the eloquent de Editor Sherman of the Cedar Rapids Record never does anything by The Easter Record was a typographi cal Its half tone engravings were well executed and handsomely The Easter number of the Record has always been a but that of last Saturday beat the The Iowa house of representatives has concurred in the senate amend ments to the manufacturing and it may soon be lawful to manufacture where the mulct law is in and it is lawful to the pastor of the church at died at his last Brindell occu pied the pulpit at a few years He had many throughout Jones Dave Russell of was in last accompanied by Dave left his ordci for an Easter bonnet with the populai Grassmcyer The Teachers fleeting at The county educational meeting af last was largely at Curtis presided and Miss Maboll Melton n of Onslow acted as secretary The subject of In dividual Class Instruction was dis cussed by Miss Bates of OnsloWjKathryn Chrystal of Monticello and Curt tright of Center A history subject brought out an animated discussion by Perkins of Oxford Warren Gregg of Scroggic of Hopkin ton and James of Cornell Hanson of Monmouth ivnd Miss Carrie Paul of Onslow were Lhc main speakers on the subject of corporal but Curt Gregg and Joseph took a hand in the The ladies were content to keep quiet on the The afternoon session was opened with a song by the pupils of the On slow Professor James of Vernon delivered his entertaining instructive lecture on Alexander Hamilton which was rapturously re icived by the teachers and other audi Arthur Jfoyes sang a The following subjects wore then dis Signs ami Commands by Messrs Palmer uul Culling and dismissing of classes by Messrs Cowan and Should pupils ask all qn cations during recitation By Curtis and Agnes Detention utter hours by Cow in and Hoys who dont have to go to y ind Misses Maple and The McSwntts Swear Twenty minutes were devoted to the dis cussion of the contents of the question No speaker was allowed to speak longer than one and a good deal of was de Following were the questions Far if should corporal pun ishment be administered What would you do when a pupil omcs from another school and brings bonks which he will not exchange Can muscular lie used in vertical writing and in what grade should we begin to teach the muscular movement Should teachers who use tobacco or ilcohol be given certificates What things should he considered be fore punishment is meted out to the pupil When and why did the custom of eat ing eggs on Eustcr day originate Should the ability to keep order be the first iequisite of a good teacher Why dont teachers practice what they preach How can nature study be presented to be interesting What would you advise the teacher to do when the parents complain because their child advances too fast Do you think school teaching a pro fitable business when wages are and per month and board per month Are not young teachers and perhaps some older liable to follow popular theories instead of practical The following resolutions were adopt ed by the association teachers of desire to ex press our most hearty thanks For the cordial welcome and bound less hospitality ex ten ted to us today by the good people of To the County superintendent and the local committee for the excellently ar ranged program which has proved so inter esting and and especially would we thank them for securing the presence of James whose admirable lecture has been an inspiration to all students of his To the local musical talent for their able assistance in lending pleasure and variety to the I Committee HAKIIIBT The following teachers were Kuthcryn Edith Nettie Curtis Jessie May Edna Mary Mary Anna Mabell Sadie Marguerite Grace Mary Minnie Carrie Mayme Beth Fred Joseph Harriet Frances Katheryn Stella Nellie Margret Frank Warren Louie Sue Adella Edith Eva Agnes Harriet Gertudc Lincoln Buchan Jennie Mattie Mary Annette Amelia CKNTKK Alice Lucy Ida Mae Howard Sadie Lulu Elizabeth Lizzie Annie Marcia Oxford Kosa Oxford Maggie Clay lian Clay Scotch A large quantity of nursery stock was delivered at this last Sat POWDER Absolutely Celebrated for Its threat loavonliiK strength and A HSU run fond against alum and all forma of adulteration common to the ohimp bra KOVAL BAKING POWDKR New IIY Tho angel to Bear Why didst tliou smltii Thy boast Hecauso tliou art porvornu I oaino only that thine nss Hum turned I had thoo killed For tliou dost loyu Ilio girts Of Bahik more than God And Ralaamsald I havo sinned I 1C I so I had seen In Tho wuyl It now It ploaso Ill rotiinil having eomu so angel Imila 111 in go with thorn but Htrlctly charged he Should speak no word but that the Lord should So Balaam And when tho kliiR WIIN told Of his ho wont In stiito to moot The And when thoy mot llalulc iidclmtw ed Him thus I am Burprlsud that tliou HliouldHl And huHltato to whim lieu I called Didst tliou not know that I inn king and that F have the power to initko thoo vory Or small oarest tliou for famo or weal Hi Perhaps tliou are a groundling tuiil content Tojfrovol In and IHI Unhonorud and unknown And Iliilaain suld I am hero In answer to thy O king that I am without power Bxeopttis God My words urn not My such IIH God doth They turned and tho king And wont within the city Tho king Presented heiistn and ciillud Tho togothor with tho inun who came With Thoy worshiped In stead Of llulnutn did not m ado Request that MOVOII altorH might bit Whereon to offer sovon rains which Balaam and iialfik served us nml liill Tho ollerings on the huiithonslirlnosl thou Beside thy whllo I KI to moot with 1 miiy know What He will say and I will bring tlmo word I And Balaam wont and mot with While Uululc ivutohofl busidu hlH Hhrluu anil all Hln tiohlos near him awaiting what Would Balaam af length His face Betokened disappointment to the And Balaam fourud to spunk spake Somewhat and In poetic strain The King us brought from Aram And Ooino curso me Israel I Hut how are wo to curso Whom God hath never aursudY how shall wo Whom God hath not dulled For from tho rocky And from tho vordant hills I sue this nurnuroiis host who can count the dust Of or enumorato Tho fourth of Israol So 11 I I would prefer To dlo as doth a righteous man With anger tho king to Balaam turned And said Why is It thus I brought thdo hero and not to bless this hostl lint thou Hast in everything Then Balaam HUld I daro but speak what God puts In my mouth Balak would not ho foiled and so ho 1X3 another placo and vluvr This host In from thunco and curso mo them Thoy turned and until thoy stood upon A hill and bill It again tholr As thoy had done and laid an ox On every Stand hero whllo I Retire to moot tho prophet said And I will bring thoo llo wont with out Delay and as ho Hod told what To say unto the Balaam returned Whore Balakand his waiting The king inquired What Hod had The seer replied now as boforo In speech Of somewhat softened and cjulte Arise O Balak king of Lot Thou son of hearken unto ino God Is not that llo should ohango Ho and shall not Ho do And shall not lie make good Ills word Doth not Heglve command to And llo doth And I can neor reverse Ills Ho brings no curso to Tho Lord Is ovor his From Egypt Ho this people With high and mighty hand And God tho Lord Is ID their camp They rise as doth tho king of And llo not down without tholr iiroy I An odicie seeker in n neighboring town tells his story in this rhyineful way Ive lived in here little town since Adam was a Ive raised a family as big as Adam ever Ive worked as hard as any man that ever swung an nml paid my full proportion of tint state ami deestrick And on election day Ive just dismissed all doubts and and howled republicanism straight for fortyseven In all these years Ive never held a place of public but now Im nltcr and Ill win the light or I want to bo and if McKinley dont make may his durned adminis tration be entirely StarClothin IN THE That is where we find ourselves just Leading the Procession of Clothiers It is no in fact it is acknowledged by that we are the leaders in our DID No shoddy no deception no two Goods marked in plain figures and sold at what they are Guaranteed to give satisfac tory wear or your money is cheerfully relunded to is what did it Boys and Childrens Suits FAST Why Join the f recession Errickson POINTS MADI3 1JY Tho whole world would K In smash if it wasnt for the Jesus never bis disciples how to but he ilul teach them how to The four limes Jesus luwid from while on was while lie was All men and women can prny iflhoy Then must be confess nf sin in p 1 believe I hut lmstians have sins lo Its tfood thing to make social call on once in There lire some persons who profess be ilirisUans who drive people away from tin I dont iiny In como shouting around me who dont pay bis I believe Hint lot of men lire killing our churches with be cause they dont know how to Jod dont want stolen iold is so plentiful in heaven bill they pave thi streets with You need never ask lod to do you can do Dont Jod to forgive you when you wont forgive What kind of people are we Were a IIICMII I believe that lots of people urn in madhouses beeaiise they hnvo nursed n There must be thanksgiving with Jod answers our prayers when ho says Justus much as when be snys There is n good deal we cull prayer that hasnt a petition in Were told to bear OIK anothers I dont know how were go ing to do it if we dont know what tin bunions Many mi erring boy is by Arc not our sous in more peril from whiskey and they were from shot and shell during the THE GASTIEK hoi the Ouster VViili a lot ol hinpi upon ISow and bright And tbii avcniii parade Of niaiiluiiN all iirmycil Kor the Korswect tliu lOiwtor fiicus That hriKhtcn up the places Whom they KO With their nodding anil their And our mannish heiirls As thoy Su letH hung the billn for That ant still enough lor anil high And limy for decent weather Kor the witching maidens So say Kor I love one Kaster bonnet With a lot of things upon lirigbt mid For thu face thats jimt below Anil J care not if you know it High waraed Highest CREAM BAKING POWDIR MOST PERFECT A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Free from Alum or any other 40 YEARS THE IUMSSIONAL ATTUItNICV mid oiuiHolor at Mou JIIIIUH Will jiraoliixj lu Uio In Mm uountiOH of Inn nml All luinl IIUMH IntriiHlud to hln oaru will ho promptly at londdd ono door north ol tliu ATTOUNKY anil Coutmolor at Montl All bimijiOHH Intrusluil to Ilia uaru will lio promptly iilluuilud Ullluoovur MoiHlucllo A TTOHNIOV AT Oisclar I ulitimtloii to lmnlniHn In Iractlcii In Htato and Federal B TriuiBAUt 11 gen oral bi dlH lluy anil Bull mil inuutlu lllllu ol Good pupur i AooounlH rooolvod ou fuvoruhlc Ullluo In Illdwulltt oppoBllo tho Opera OllVHIClAN AND llrat door Mouth of tlio UoiwoKiitloiiiil Jim day or prompt ly I fJIIVSICMAN AND UallH promptly atlemlod day or Ollloo over HohlpnianB Tailor on KlidL 1IVH1CIAN and Will answer nlKlit eallH Ollleu and residence on Main llrHt door wout of Con lor noi plIYHKJIANH and Ollloo on L Hyuamoro north of DM rut Blroot lUxaniliiatlonH of tho uyo and our Mon KOOIIIH In Montloollo llauk over illcks Kllors Ollluo llrflt doni euflt of the Kaslorly Oxford will ory Bill OH arid gimnuiloo complete satis CharKOH vory Write for prices and tho beet In the state 71 Insurance Agent and Notarv Accounts IIro Insurance written In the duedHund uiortKiitfUBuare fully IIOIIMON leaded uml routs collected A Koneral ollloo business doue where prlui B are 27 tl40 Notary Insurance and Collection Ollluo ono door norlli of tho post Couveyancingcurefully und prompt ly Fire insurance written In the bent line of and collec tiojis promptly attended Eea entate and the leasing of houses attended to for nonresidents and others on favorable Monticello Tile AND Steam Pressed Brick Factory Haa a Good Stock of TILE OF ALL up to eiijlit second to none in quality a good slock ol well burnt pressed brick suitable for auy kind of JOHN GIBSON   

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