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Ames Times (Newspaper) - June 25, 1903, Ames, Iowa Theames times. Vol. Xii. No. , Story county Iowa thursday june 25. 1903. J Une bargains the fair no need to Tell you that these Are bargains a look at the figures will Tell you that. Extra specials ladies 25 and 35c silk mitts. 19c very pretty Wash goods new patterns Worth to and i2jc at.,. 7#c All Linen towering Loc kind at.7c Loc Zephyr Gingham newest patterns.7%c 30c red table cloth this week at.23c 25c red tablecloth.i5c 15c of free shoes and hats for one week we will give free a pair of shoes or a hat with every suit of clothes equal in value to one fifth the suit. $2.00 shoes or $2.00 hat with $10.00 suit $2.50 shoes or $2.50 hat with $12. 50 suit $1.50 shoes or $1.50 hat with $7.50 suit $3 00 shoes or $3.00 hat with $1 5.00 suit ribbons at half Price a big line of new fancy ribbons Worth up to 45c, you can have your Choice at per Yard 19c groceries All our California can goods i 5c and 18c kinds 4 lbs. Loc peaches.25c 10 lbs. Prunes for.25c Pink Salmon 3 for.25c Tippecanoe Pancake flour.8c 10-cent 2 la. Package Oatmeal. 5c Muslin underwear at less than Cost $1.35 nightgowns handsome styles.$1.00 $1.00 nightgowns.73c 50c nightgowns.33c $ 1.40 skirts lace or embroidery 1.00 75c skirts. A 5oc misses pants. The fair Ames. Iowa the Ames t Imes a., a a Aii Imp a or a in a a an official paper of Story county advertising rates local notices 5 cents per line each insertion. Notices of entertainments concerts lectures suppers Etc where an admission feels charged or a monetary interest involved 5 cents per line each insertion. Cards of thanks 25 cents. Resolutions of respect and condolence $1.00. Announcements of Church services iodine society and club meetings and All Public gatherings where not conducted for Revenue will be published one time free additional publications 5 cents per line. Rates on display advertising furnished on application. All changes for display advertisements must be furnished by tuesday evening. Al Only one Dollar per year i the worst financial loss that has Ever struck Webster City occurred there j Une 15 when the Folt shoe factory an Enterprise employing Oue Hundred men was burned to the ground. There was $36,000 insurance and a loss above this of $75,000. It May be rebuilt at Webster City or Grinnell. The Dally papers have about got done a Uhoch Der Pete a log. If the present weather continues Corn will still be King in Iowa. The democracy of Iowa had a a a function yesterday in Des Moines. It was called the state convention. Congressman Wadsworth of new York an j Hull of Iowa spent the Day saturday at the College. Congressman Wadsworth represents the 13th District of new York in the National House which is the old Home District of capt. Greeley of this place and the latter spent the Day with the gentlemen in company with president Stanton in showing them around the College. Or. Wadsworth is chairman of the committee on agriculture in the House and is a practical agriculturist himself being the owner of 9000 acres of land in Tho Genesee Valley in new York the finest agricultural Section of the state. Ile has a Herd of 400 pure bred cattle. He was deeply interested in the College and its work Aud paid close attention to All the departments and said it was one of the most enjoyable Days he had Ever spent. They returned to Des Moines on the five o clock train. That Breathitt county jury seems to have had almost As hard a time of it As the Post office officials at Washington Are prompt action on the part of gov. Cummins prevented demonstrations by the striking Street car employees. Four regiments were ordered to the place and it is believed that the presence of the National guards had a deterrent effect on f Urther action. Oskaloosa had a Street fair and carnival last week and the times journal says that while the show was fairly free from objectionable features run on decent lines and the patronage was Good that As a wealth producer for the City it was a Flat failure. The net receipts Wert about enough to refund one third of the obligations. The senatorial convention for this District to nominate a successor to j. A. Fitchpatrick will be held at Nevada on monday next. By Mutual agreement the counties comprising the District Boone and Story alternate and As this is Boones year and Boone has endorsed Hon. C. J. A. Erickson of that county there will be no contest and he will be nominated by acclamation As was or. Fitchpatrick four years ago. Some Public school facts. Editor times a the following rumours were current on the Street on saturday in regard to the several propositions before the people. 1. That the school Board was trying to Boom real estate in certain quarters. 2. It was in the interest w the motor people to carry the children to Ames. 3. That i advocated a $20,000 High school building. 4. That we should have had a Public meeting to discuss these propositions. 5. That the school Board is opposed to a building in the fourth Ward. 6. That it was illegal to carry the children from the fourth Ward to the second Ward school. Now i wish to answer a few of these assertions and do it in the Hope that our Good citizens May see that they have been somewhat Hasty in their decision. In answer to the first charge i wish to deny emphatically that the school Board had any desire to Boom real estate in certain sections and that certain individuals had judgments on these properties. The regular committee appointed by the president of the Board several months ago made a report on certain real estate desirable for school purposes in the City. It was found that the Miller property and the Thayer lots were the Only ones available for school purposes. At a regular meeting of the school Board it was decided to submit the Purchase of the Thayer lots at the Price of $2200. These were figures the thought were not unreasonable in View of the Price asked for several other lots in the Vicinity. Not a single member of the Board had any other but the interest and the welfare of the people at heart. The motor people never suggested the conveying of pupils from the fourth Ard to the second Ward school. That proposition originated with a he members of the school Board who have no connection whatever with the motor. The Price paid for taking care of 60 pupils is $50 a month. The children Are provided with a special car the motor carrying them two trips a Day. This is a fair proposition. At the regular rate the Price would be More than double this amount and far More economical than to hire two teachers which is the least we could put in the fourth Ward. As to the third charge i did favor a combined High school and for two lower grades but not a $20,000 building. If the person who made these charges will look at the third proposition they will find that $14,000 was asked for a school building including heating. The architect consulted by the Board stated that an eight room building could be put up for about $12,000 leaving $2000 for heating Etc. From a pedagogical standpoint it seemed to the writer that it is better to have the High school separated from the remainder of the school children. More effective work could be done in the High school. The location for a High school would not be a bad one. It would accommodate the school children from the second third and fourth Ward As Good at present As the present High school. Convenience is a great Factor but exercise is equally important for the Young boy and girl of the High school. Of course the location of a High school in the first Ward was not decided finally we Are All agreed i think that any future school building put up by Ames should be of the substantial kind. I am not in favor of using the Peoples Money for cheap and temporary structures. And right Here let me say the third Ward building was an expediency a cheap Structure that must be replaced before Many years. I am not in favor of such structures for school purposes. The school building should be an ornament to the City. The old Structure bile it does not suit me is Well arranged on the inside. I should not be in favor of adding any More to this building. We were compelled to use the last Bonds to add to the old building because the people so voted. The Money voted by the people was inadequate to meet the demands. We thought at the time there would be room for twelve or fifteen years but our school population is increasing at the rate of 80 a year. What should we do As to the fourth charge the meetings of the Board Are Public and they would gladly have had a Public meeting to set Forth the needs of the school. The propositions submitted by the Board were made Public in both local papers with Good substantial reasons for the same. I took pains to speak with some persons but i heard no objections. As to the fifth charge the school Board is not opposed to school building in the fourth Ward when the time comes to establish a Good graded system. I consulted some of the fourth warders and found that they were divided on the proposition of schoolhouse. The reasons Given were these we can have better school service by distributing the 60 children through the eight grades than to have two teachers conduct the eight grades it seems to me from the Point of efficiency there is at present but one Way to look at this question and that is to take the children to the second Ward school. We want the children of the fourth Ward to have All the advantages that the children of the other wards have. As to the sixth Rumor on the illegality of using school funds i May say that there Are several places in the state where children Are transported to the schools from the country. In Winnebago county this system gives Universal satisfaction no complaints having been made. Supt. Barrett Speaks of this system in highest terms and Bas advocated it for greater efficiency. I believe a1 citizens of Ames want Good schools As Good As can be bad. To have such schools it will need the co operation of teachers and patrons. The school Board will do All in its Power for the furtherance of Good and efficient work. L. H. Pammel. Two Iowa Nen. Stillmanks Washington correspondence of monday contains two stories of for Mer Ames characters which Are Worth reproducing a strange incident occurred at bait More last week in connection with the laying of the Corner Stone to the great new custom House the principal address upon which occasion was made by As blatant Secretary Robert b. Armstrong it appears that two Days before the Lay log of the Corner Stone a tailor was arrested and hauled up by the collector of the port charged with smuggling. Perhaps for effect and perhaps not the collector rushed toe Case through had the tailor convicted and duly jailed before the Corner Stone was swung into place. Then it developed that the aforesaid tailor was the head of a certain civic organization that had an import ant part to the ceremony of the Corner Stone laying. While the organization Wason hand in full Force Aud the proceedings passed off without a hitch the head of the order peered out through the bars. Assistant Secretary Armstrong highly complimented the collector of the port upon the thoroughness with which he performed the duties of hts office. During an interview with president Roosevelt a few Days ago or. Leigh Hunt formerly of Des Moines and later president of the Iowa state College at Ames took occasion to drive in a Good word for minister Conger. Or. Hunt has been associated with big enterprises in Korea and China for Many years Aud has become recognized As an authority upon matters political and Industrial in the far East. Or. Hunt takes great pleasure upon every Occas Slon in testifying to the splendid work minister con Ger is doing in China not Only in the in Terest of the United states government but in aiding China to pull itself to Gether and get a fresh Start after the demoralizing events of the past five years. Or. Hunt took occasion to impress emphatically upon the mind of the president that minister Conger is the right Man in the right place and that he is accomplishing a Mission in peking that no other american could perform. President Roosevelt was very much impressed with the statements made by or. Hunt and evinced his pleasure that the Iowa Man entrusted with a delicate undertaking was giving so Good an account of himself. Or. Leigh Hunt who delights to denominate himself an Iowa Man has had a most remarkable career. Going to Seattle from Iowa in the Early nineties be established himself in the newspaper business and became very wealthy his interests including real estate and other lines in addition to the ownership of the leading paper in the state. Or. Hunt was caught in the squeeze a few years later however and when he had taken an inventory Duscov ered that he was something Over a million dollars to the bad. It should be remarked in passing that a considerable portion of this huge debt represented obligations incurred while assisting his friends to remain on their feet. Or. Hunt went to Korea a year or so later and secured valuable raining concessions from that government. A Cou pie of years ago or. Hunt suddenly appeared in Seattle the scene of his earlier financial Rise and fall and amazed Many people by repaying not Only All Legal obligations but moral obligations As Well in some cases claims that were in fact not even moral obligations. To these he added six per cent interest for the full time. It is said or. Hunt has made on an average of a million dollars a year during the past five years. The Little town of Clermont in Fayette county was the scene of an inspiring occurrence last Friday when the re Union of the 13th Iowa infantry occur red and a Monument to Abraham Lincoln and a Bronze status to col. David r. Henderson were presented to the town by sex governor Larrabee. Addresses were made by or. Larrabee or. Henderson and senators Dolliver and Allison. Or. George e. Bissell the sculptor of the Lincoln Monument father of prof. G. W. Bissell of Ames was present coming from new York for that purpose. 81.00 per year that school election. At the special school election held last saturday to submit a proposition for bonding the District to buy lots and provide additional school facilities the proposition was lost by about to votes. On the first proposition that of buying the Thayer lots to East Ames 109 men and in women voted yes and 169 men and 35 women voted no. On the second proposition that of buying the Miller Iota adjoining the present North Side school House to men and 40 women voted yes and 176 men and 36 women voted no. On the third proposition that of bonding the District for $14,000 for the purpose of erecting a building for school purposes on the latter lots 10,5 men and 45 women voted yes and 170 men and 37 women Vou a no. There were two defective ballot cast by women and seven ditto by men. The school Board now finds itself without any solution to the question of what is to be done with the additional pupils to be added at the opening of the fall term. Perhaps not enough publicity had been Given to the matter to make it Well understood but the Board no doubt Felt that the need was so obvious that it could not fall to be known. In this they May have erred. Probably one third of those who voted knew about As much about the Merit of the Case As they know about Orange culture in Cuba some of the objections raised in regard to the matter Are dealt with in another column by prof. Parn me. It came to the ears of the writer this week that some people were of the opinion that the City Council paid for transporting the children from the fourth Ward Down town. This is an erroneous idea and we have the authority of the Secretary of the Board that the school Board alone is responsible for this. A to the legality of this use of the funds we have Only to cite the fact that in the Case of the consolidated school in thirty five counties in Iowa transportation is thus paid and the idea of the consolidation of Public schools is fast gaining ground. The pupils of the fourth Ward Are much better provided for by sharing in the benefits of a graded school by having their transportation Down town paid for Titan they could possibly be by having a school House built at present in their Ward which at the present could not be of More than one room As there Are about sixty pupils and it could be nothing in fact but a District school Nuder one or at most two teachers with All grades mixed up. The result of the election has tied the banus of the Board As they have no Money from which to draw and the Best they can do is to hire a couple of emergency rooms if such can be found. Ames is supposed to Point with Pride to her system of Public schools and to invite people to come Here Aud live of account of the educational facilities we offer. Under the present circumstances it is something of a joke. The present need is for additional school facilities Down town and in a Short time a building for the fourth Ward which win be a credit to it and equal to the demands for several years to come and also equitable provision for the third Ward in a new and better school building. Well what Are you going to do about it. Crop bulletin. The daily mean temperature for the past week ranged from 4 to 6 degrees below the Normal. The first half was generally Clear and dry the last half was partly Cloudy with showers which brought timely moisture to All sections and excessive downpours in some localities. The Rains were generally beneficial softening the clods and encrusted surface of Fields that were previously saturated or flooded. On the whole the general crop conditions have been improved. Field work has been vigorously pushed in All sections with relatively Little hindrance from wet weather. The area of the Corn crop has been considerably enlarged by continued planting while in Early planted Fields Good Progress has been made in subduing the weeds and putting the soil in better condition for the growth of the Plant which now shows a healthy color though smaller than usual at this season of Tho year. Spring wheat Oats and Barley Are in the heading stage of growth and Are doing fairly Well considering All the Vicissitudes of storms and floods. The heavy Hay crop is nearing the time for Harvest and Clover cutting is in Progress in Many places. The Apple crop appears to to doing fairly Well with less than the usual complaint of damage by blight or dropping. Berries and Garden truck Are very Thrifty. Very Low rates to Atlanta ga., via the North Western line. 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