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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 13, 1896, Albert Lea, MinnesotaTwenty Thounand S(*o the Standard Avery Week of tho V Ii vc« car. Tim*; ^tviivw v%umm uutvM mun. v* m%v. % V%%V%VX I Standard Advertising Not Lowest in I3 rice, Hut Ie Highest in Value. Vt Mi. A Mi KUT bRA, M IN N~., WEDNESDAY MAV' 1.3, I SOG on Can't Make a Purse of a Soh Mar. ■ ClKifll OC THI- SALOON. ' vC\ .<5' 44 Juvenile Clothing. M k5jwaS5C2nwS?v I Neither can a carnel crawl It lit filial* Uh* eye of .1 needle, unless it be Cleopatra's needle but you would !>** surprised did you see the wonderful pretty things we show in... . Motlier “ She i s Ii Vc < I lopkins' Mother is not I lubba fu IC d, laid v\ it ii us. On the sh* Tho “Junior," The “Fauntleroy." The “Sailor,’’ The “Middy, Its I Tftut tm Albert Lea Values** Prosperity I olio irs Prohibition In Iowa*-Interesting I acts and Inures Coni truing the Liquor Truth;. T ho following thoughtful paper was read uh invitation l»y VV. S. Kret* at Hie mans meeting of the antisaloon association at ai niory hall last Munday: I.coles * so Oksti.I’mks : I bftrs rn* .p.cjit m,    .    -----TTT---■rn    BO liliit?    f<»r ihi task ani only mm-uiu** it from _ -fu**? ut.Itll> mil with Ilia    that    it    may (put un oUicn lo tilt up lim work who ara tin ire <->t pat >li< than I. Cawl tamfc while traveling in loam I rw*»ivr«I h r**«|U***l to aililM1*, tin, ii- r1.'it iou 00 "’i lia Inturn til Allicit Lea Without I,men It'i riiiK (•'iii' i'tih.l theroti 1 I iuaiht it a point to Mather Home ■ tall In**. I WTI UM in t Ii** et ti»« of I animi-horn, Ma .on < tty mutt I Im I lee « ily, I ohtfuUHrl from th*! eriu ii lf treader* rn ami auditors aint from city officer *, tim otfk’iai record* «.f ta latino for ISS, the In - I year ut I ice mm, aul (or I HHi, after twelve year-: of p roll I bl I ion. I In-litfnre oi popiil.ii toil, Homa boint for I.*" <M,r Kttrprlae toonanf Un* I pi "MiNi ion fn|iv* i„ iron! of Uh, ami ash ti amiti in I hr cause of tim bustle, "'■es. you ale iii fowl s eolllltrv tiber ami yon alii cut your M aa hi f ily, ami I in tel -.Mini OI mar of lieense I rf NO. 2(1 *Mim> spe*ial Not iiiiiiIi, be en mn*, rule a little in wtidiom leeth. ami so we re upon iminlrioK we ami ii p, Albert la»» In Ix-.i ti,,. I,, Albans I fit hail a popuiali" 1 oi ic a tic in al ,mi rn loos -IS Mills ami I he town ann mill! tree IR •> rn !**¥> of 4 -.Mil. Iii I«•.»■> ilia tax levy la *«<i $ I cent ii in her "on a iiati* of .■*) p.. have I hey to atm** Im it a macuih •rf waiervvotha with 7Jy mite* ,,i ma wworace «y»<eni, a new hqli *• bnoite., Mi-Aiiami/eit roads, umii-in** ami r* *M**iic< -«, a imhlie hi.rat ihiiivery, a new . bustian church ens h urn Hi*Hist fhnri'ti CLHtitig $ .j nu CCOI. a lr, VV Meih.Hiist , hutch COMM,» hat.. I sol,ie as any In this slate a p.„,ui «imU iii ami j day of ami a total del .I of only $:a ,M, My Ii,etui*, prohibition Iowa ,-h    „„( ff.yrrrt,l'h“." w,» "Hitcommunity on nods lf this Im death, ll is Heath unto hie W* dm ami he reanrret levi, the mile# for our (sister,iv, for Mason lht> hi s town no longer ll is a pulsating, heaving mart I worn ’ H **** rUy ,tt l|i« bo.si mu,,* .1 im* ’ Arriving again at tho Milwaukee In New Work Crilitisiti.a on sud Hic Penult,* To th> Hta itdnrd I have for some writing you a few tern as they hay ♦* 1 and Original ideas and Defects In Teaching > that I olio tv. years in w inch no NHMui wivh taken, are not 1 ftn.i our train Int iller enriched 'h* n.' alno ttmufnUi, but being carefully compiled from    IffiWS&Sl 't^S/St a»T*|ressetf to hod every tutee .«cupie.l and we °ur !,iri1 « ttHWM* Jon A POf pMPH II4VH ’ TA AJ'k^Ules aud app, a, lo Im aide to pay for The “Jack Tar,’’ Arr* propel tnd only novel T hill; it i i vv Ii it Ii ST OUT. W< I motlier that is • show pi oud I In* in of her iii boy ariole annot ii] resist les and color*, at lection returns, are approximately correct,. I lie fiKiires oi (Hinton ar*- aholutety correct o tne iiuiiut.—I fraction. I have the lists in my |h>-mo slot,, which a ii roue can examine. K« an ani Im fuller appreciation of the ben •-( bl of no license, it appeara tlo irable to review J Wilna of the etf»H*f«» >d licen-o iii .mr city. j VV hell I first came tiers the Met oriiitck te*ml-I quartet* were tm ( lark ore**, west of Krowl-way, rtvftif iii the autist of - ah sn, - ; not tieing able to sun,ii urb a ,.chitons I moved tho bu I l.li IJK to oat present locution.    j    a . i IwTfm J*,! Urn I Not loo* after a farmer lots* n„Hr he city i V'e win ouw stop al Kinmetshiiri; came la to psf lim note wad after u>a,-A<    Kminetshnrg    in    I    ta.    the    .ast t tip Itll* 5. ll %»    |»n»hll»ltKHI hft'Hlllc OfifrilDt*, it was a wH'ked riotous pl see, a regular hum town l ilt hoio l uh aioli* ^11    ,    .    ii    .    * wl.Rt Mi«y eat " a wy.wemi our way over beautiful prairie* we ^*w# ie laud answering to n,.. Kia,i souk <>l h nit* .miioHii and new tmnies| spimpm,* up Cl. very side arni as w. come to Hie borders ol I rn Allo county, we are sui prised lo hnd iii ii We tv ave journeyed IhriNigli bye low.* ciaiuUe* “Ifr I ki.tnlles of ten dory, aud md one sa AV For Hot Weatlior, Our “Half a Dollar” WASH SUIT his h nones*, shkI. now come and dilhks I Waked bim to cacti ■* nm that I did lot ii, ink aiel w..ti Id not Ileal others ; he l.e-cwme <|uite excite*! and nually I K**t, angry ami ‘rutting bin, a k*mhI roust, (old bur, he ti Is -ill. tilt ••/// ft," So VV ill lilt* I noir ought to be »Hinnied bytalk **. ta-tore lits son, who was w lib him; ba went oft - aytug, a little whiskey would md hurt tho le.y, ii would make YOURS TRIEU III HINKHM ('AI(l)a. w i. rooo. A VA VK, It or KICK IN I III- NKW <l|*i KW j house uhe s. Albert Lea, Minn. Mf MMV A. MORLAN, 1TOKNM ar I.AVV    IOINTV AVI Oh io-v i >m* e in titiihraiidtMHi block, biowd-way. Albeitie*a, Minn, A ■ UIL A CHURCH, I AKAI. I- ** I A 11 . I. A VV. I NHI! K A N(’K, I i I stalls and I >ille*'i loos Hoi, es tor Mal* nod Heut. tiBlce in 0|Mrra Him k. Albert I sr a. Minn    ame R. S. FANNttWORfH. A flOttNbV Al I.A VV PH AOI ll KR I N Ald ,/Y the .•OHO', Careful altelltlOh KHOU Iii ruin tnerchvl amt idher **oltect ions. oft)ce IU Wedge A (tai Sow (kt., block booms I ami 2. Albeit Law, Muni    it    at Dry Goods and Notions. DOCTOR NIS9KN. t Ic A IHA IK KHON NOItWAV. OK FU K over l.hwi l*rug .More, Hr,.a*lwiiy, Albert lava. Miun. (j Dress Goods, Silts, Wash Goods, Wools and Fabrics. iii All Styli* and U|Mo-I)at<\ Kverytiling Xow, Frosli and Sty llsli. J. M. TOOD, M. 0 ANI* XU KO KON OFKICK *ga’Iii ug Hltrre; bmipllal on Fountain atreet. Albert Ina, I JU VAfVTAN AN I In rear of Itrlyy nyiTTrrv^ vfmfTT- W C MERRILL. KNTIH'I. OFKK'KIN NKW ope! a (muse block, looms 3 awd I Alinit Lea Mini*. I)' A Coiuplete Liny cif. H. A PAINE, A HCH I IK( I ANO HI 1I4IKR IM.ANM . \ .lr.ie., ami Coutracls taken for all clas'e* id vv.ok Iii cli} aud couuliy Albert hen, kl inn    I'd    I SHIRT MISTS, CAPES, Dress Skirts, Etc. MOOI RN WOODMEN OF AMI RICA. , ttl I NI (OKIN CIA MF No 836 HOU IM KHOU* * i 1 ar meetings at odd Fellows’ Hall every ir«t intl t bird Wednesday avenine* «>f each •mn,th    J    I) CLARK. V. I I Ii Ii AI.VOItSKN. Clerk mr JI. IO. V oil 0 I\»l* >*fllo Crop II Villein I No Job Lots. No Old Goods of Any Kind. \\ ill be pleased to have von examine our stock. W. Smith s Building, Albert Lea. Geo. H. EmmoDS & Co. GRAVES 4 VINTON CO., St. Panl, Miso. I .’IVV I C. Ii. GOL KMAN- MrtiiufiteturKr am* Dealer in Mi SJI -And All Jvinda of- C. D. EDWARDS’ a mail of him VV*- event dully became fairly friendly amt that summer be brought hi* able 1 mu, around an -md I..- it*** I given him a g.«ul fa na utul ti.** t«.y wrauteal to titty Tsui,.- niachiiit-ry ; so I aoiij bint aomcLI*lug over Our worth. Iii their company at On* time was hi* ljM*oni friend, a ml..on keeper. Hut a few y.-ar* after that the obi ttian vi*ifiv*l me ima.n winl taming sometniag wa* not rigtii a-k**l him what wa tim trouble; oh, h*> *anl, ii 1 my boy, ba has taken to the drink, Im it going to tit.* hail an.t I cat* t -e,-m to stop him and blame myself for setting him a bad example ■some year* -lure tim old man dud, a* I bwUerw mainly trout Morrow. Iliu sou J* now a ctuutnoii roustAboat on the -(reels of Albert ie*a, the saloon kee|»oi owns tim young inaW* farm ami our AMI is a dent lo-*. this is what liquor doe* for thedrinkiT, what. tim al**ui dues for the merchant, aud what lh* -al.w.n keeper lbs- for hi* ft leu.I ll 1* now *»Vet 44* 2 iear- -niice I lint came to Albert Lea. At that time Hroudwtty, while it had u f.-w better building-, than (’lark ctroet, had wndwictmd between them a lot of ehautia Powell'* lini.iware -tore was whet*: the jm.st the p.*H office ta*ing where Briggs' 011 Broadway Ii. Grub & Stump Puller Building Material. Yurt! at the old Bland neat Milwaukee depot. J AA J) in Freeborn county is now too valuable to grow grubs on. Better bitch onto them with one of C. D Edwards* Grub and Stump Fullers and pull them off the face of the earth. Sooner the Better. A. J. STADHEM, Agent. Wa saved lot* of money for other People during l*!»A, and win tty agalu vary haul lit 1896, al tim'™** Enterprise Iron Works. Machine Shop and Foundry, ALBERT lea, MINN. Call op us for ain tiling ip our line, great or small. W e guarantee satis J. W. VENESS, Prop. Albert Lea Lumber and Stock Co. Productive land is the secret of straightening the wrinkles out of your pocket-book and keeping them out. If you haven’t got the land and are out of a job, then get hold of a plug horse and go to pulling for someone else. There is lots of money in I bt' business. Send for my new descriptive Catalogue, if you are too busy to come and see them where they are made, at Albert Lea, IM inn C. D. Edwards. Wall Papers THE FARMERS’ INDEPENDENT LUMBER VARO. Hast quality of Lumber, Lath, Shin Kies, Sash, Doora, building Paper, and builders’ Supplier al ways od baud and Hold at Lowest Market Kates. Yard on Broadway, South of Court House. C. G. JOHNSRUD. - Manager. If you are going to paper, call and see the new. . . . ~Lea, tiler ©tt ©s. Tlie latest in Wall Papers. Also a full line of. . . . Gilts, Glimmers, Ingrains and White Blanks, At prices ranging from lo cents a roll upwards. «c£>A Few Remnants that Must Go at Any Price. BR/GGS DRUG CO olhce now i drug store I* now Leigh’* clothing store wa iii the bailding now weed a- a billiard bail cud naut of that wa- nut. of the largest dry goodi iou m th** city, the it-rinan aion* was a iarg** institution, w**“t of them -till wa** H >r leake'* abow store and while Clark -tract wit* not d>-citied <|uile u-dt!«ii;il,la a- tilt- went -Hie of Broadway, between ( lark aud William street, ii was an open .pt.-tiyu whet tier the trend of trade would work south or we-t on t lark street A few days Mace while talking about etreet paving a gentleman remarked, don t you think H would lie an excellent plan to pave one block with brick aud another with soiuethiug else and Observe the result. Tin- city ha* been favored with such an exhibition of tile efface* of saloons on property as is vouchsafed to few localities—It would ai I noel appear as though a higher power than we had et aside oue block on Broadway for prohibition aud Clark street for sakxnis and now bid* us observe the results, tor while Claik fcti>«t  tm* it,•-*« ti.'.    . been since I ba va been in Albert Lea a saloon on Broadway between Clark and William street. Starting nearly equal, fourteen aud a half year* ago, what do we now bud ? it is only a few mouths since a lot on the east ids of Broadw ay, nut over tun feet deep Hod ZI w ide, sold for $>,;*uu. Tim building thai eon eau be duplicated ea-tly for f..’,5un, leaving $5,OUI for » f***-' frontage or $ZZi a trout loot. •July a few week - -nice a lot on the wet side I Br*,ad way -old for $-.500. The old building nu I*-replaced readily for l-,.rs*t, leaving jo.Uu tor ZZ feet front, or £-•- a front f<Mg. I here are-tole-nu Broadway that rent for tlAWn year, or IU per cent *>n a valuation of lu.twu, the building did uot c***t over $a,50u, •uvtug fti^UU for the Lit, or $UU a front Ion!, lhe-e ti Kure- are all m the prohibition block. .Now, what of Claik street? Un this street ha-L eu concentrated tin* saloon tragic with ii* attendant Vice-, then--aJoou i have reigned supreme. in thaae ll year* they have had 5 years of Ii use al ,f po, , year- at $,UU, and ’i year* Ut ,UO, aud the uuuila-r has ranged from a to Pi sa I* M,n.-. I hey have had councils of their own cho*, -mg. mayois of their own making, anil policemen of their own selection, surely they should -how ie suit*, and verily they do, in Pv*'w a buxine** Lot on west Clark street without any building was sold for CCU lu 18-M the owner of thii lot adjoining on tho east re fused aa offer of ll,MIU for bis lot. lu IMM this same lot, with a two-story boil ding nu it aud on which $150bad just been expended for repair.*, sold for    That    is    what saloon* *1*• for a st mat. l'he prohibition block i- worth $3(J0 a front foot lot the bani land aud noun for sale, while the other is a drug on the market. The wage-ol sin is death, ami Clark street i.* nearly dead. Oh the blindness of these owners of saloon properly ! Had they refused to harbor auburns their budding- would have linen Occupied by legitimate business and paying a handsome reutul, I modes being a constantly enhancing in vestment, ami Clat k street would have been a source of pride to t he city instead of a disgrace Friends, bear these facts in mind, for ufiei luly I the saloon!-t« will endeavor to lay tie decadence of Ciark t reel to the door of’ in license,'' whi'ii it was caused directly and un “off by the Batoon* nuder high license. lh*) mills or the Cods grind slowly, hut the} grind exceedingly small.” In the light01' such a demonstration of (he ev ii et!nets of saloons on property ii cannot In-necessary to dwell further on this phase of f lo-subject. "Watchman, tell us ,,f tile night what as sign* of promise are ? Traveler ovei yam mountain height, shines a glory beaming star, ’ Thomas Jefferson once said, "I know of no way to read the future except by the past,” it you will take a lit tie journey into Iowa w ith me, we will attempt to forecast our future, iii the light of their years of prohibition We will [nuke our first stop at Charles City , in Floyd county, about Of. miles southeast of Au*- Iii 188(1, Hie year before prohibition went into Cit) hu,J 11 1*'puiatnm of atMjut 2,400, almost identically what Albert Lea bad at the same date. It was a high license tow n, having seven sa loons paying 4MJO each, and at the amendment election, both city and county, ca t amajorin vote against prohibition, indicating their -en tunenta then; now ufter 12 years of prohibition th** sentiment has so altered, that it i- impossi' hie to get sutrident signers to a mulct law peti Hon to open a saloon; so there i- uot to-day arid has not been for 12 years, a saloon in ( hail. • tty or Floyd county. i'ne tax levy for 1883 in Charles City wa pi mill- and for l39r» for all purposes, III f lu mill-on a valuation of not to exceed 2u per cent I,. tug an mcreu-enf not quite I cent On a dollai As we walk around the city, we see that they aillt md*-.) as such ail along the road. ITW ptgRiip>to» was only yet ll had m>vi» «m< nill*, am) w 11ti un Improvement*, IIH* ;tp >|. 'Htv lur a town had a fax levy for I**,* of s > mill* Aller I welve year* el pl ••tub)! toll, tut ceil (Mi’ In>'M against their wttihCH. they have a town of .xx: twopte, a system ol v. aterwork*, drinking nRRHMill 1, liaodsonw private aud puhlli- nuild-mrx, a lutmlsome city hall pi*! c*vrnplete*t wiimh »‘<i*i I. i*xi( and the tax (*m y for J sue) wa* ;•« 1 Mtlll*. on a valuation of less thai) .d per ccm m*i ( bot * milt greater Ihiin in rn* j. litre we Dud Hie Intaimni* mulct law In force aud WlQ litiiulre into Its working* I hi* law Which weni »*    “ winch weni PW effect tWW Mar* since, provides that auyonefddRiffltig the -ignatur* -JIA.    . V.  o   - - Of 05 |M*f CMM ta the v.Oer* of the county and SI tier cent of the Voters OI the town, and the consent of all property owner* within ta lee! ol the proposed 11 ’ ,’*H “I’**" * sah«m iqioii (laying an ait MHU tine ut Poe. payable *|iiarieri>, one half of Witch goes lo Ile stale ami one hall lo Hie cor-iWWIiHi. By mean* peculiar to the huslness they sue oec'MH iii o|»'umg six saloon* I heir ut)* aud down* have been many, of t he original parties willy tine 1* still in busine**, the other* have sold nm franchise or have laded and had to nfi Nj*ie of them have made any money, and some •CXW* the milliner reduce* Ll two or three and again rise* by uew men Coming In. At present titer* are five in operation. I he opinion 1* gen ami thai when their term expires. It will he im-posxtbiti n> get a .*u tilde ut number of signers lo ren-w.    * I asked Mr . Heckman, our agent there wily ■■ there was no money In the business, they should continue. Ile said Hie place* in Iowa where a saloon eau run ar* limited-they are a lazy set and It I* a U/y business, so they hang on. each Imping that the oiliet would clear out aud (save bim ail o(ien livid, so they stick to it a* long as they eau every three month* raise Hie money In rwxpouse to my impiiry why a pl a. that In 1*83 with a population of only nuJ, conin -import txeven snhMinx, would nut in nm wit ti a .mi 0,0-pie snj.port six sahsHis, they said some of the old .soak-are dead, some have moved away ■ome have reformed, and hay lug been without saloon* for over tau years, a new crop of drink ors have not tm-ti raised. Mark lh* words: l imy have not had sufficient time tinder the mgftet law to raise a new crop of drinking boys. I bl* tx Hie milk In the cocoanut Urn surest way to |*r*!veut ovei piodut lluu is not to r»tse a new (Top, 0“- the hrm of Hherwin & Hcliertnerliorn * h*»d- Aunt * of intr (vgnt btl*k****** e. .lohn C Kherwin of this firm and I were g)K*t friend*. Ile 1* tmw; and tut* been lur a half dozen year* judge of the district court for north arn Iowa Including the comities at Worth aud W innebago, which border us on Hie south. Iii December last I met him in Osage where he was holding court, and during a long visit and conversation, I asked him how he felt about ruttily 0,1    *,e 9MiJ Ffuhlhitlon Is a grand l.ast Thursday I called to see him at Mason "J - nut lie being busy in court, I Wrote hill! and asked him lf lie felt Inclined ^    ,      lo    write    me    his Views Of prohibition now, over lo* own signs dire, to lie pp-coted to this meeting I will quote tux teller verbatim, which I received yesterday : “Mu h'tir Knit* Briefly answering your inquiries ol the rib lust. Prohibition has been a I leal thing tor low* Iii general ami tor its elites and people In particular, (t has lessened crime reduced court expenses, Increased Hie general weanh and prosperliy, aud last hut by no means wast, it has made the hearts of thousands of women and children glad. It has furnished comfortable homes, cioihliir, food aud even lux lines to those who formerly had barely enough to subsist on. Pardon this scrawl, hut I am In a great hurry or would give you instances which have come under my observation, confirming all I claim for prohibition. Very Truly, J. b. Sp tenw in In the light of these ex pc ruiners, should not Albert l^ea take shame, thrice shame upon us (hat during these twelve long weary years while iowa has been struggling from darkness Hilo light, we have jollied hands with tho saloon ami have allowed our city lo lie made a rallying ground for vice, Mom which they could Inc In tin- rear. 'Mutt man has done man can do again; my friends, I have hehl the mirror true to life can-J'»twa read our future in the light of others Have we not cause to rejoice that Albert Lea has set lls face toward the bright mrrnhig.and lr we are steadfast to the cause, long will our plafn sl,iUll>w Bicllne toward tim western No. prohibition is not a failure, it is the one live, utisnillslt and glorious success of the using generation; ll 1* Hie highway to health, happl nesi and prosperity, and it is a sovereign cure for selfishness; for while Albert lea has been content togo to church In structures im years out ol dale, prohibition Iowa I* raising noble temples to Hod, lu which to give thank* for her many blessings. '•Watchman tell us of the night. For the morning seems to dawn, I raveller, darkness takes its (tight, Doubt aud terror are withdrawn ” have a public park with fountain and fish pond a line system of water works, drinking fount un for (pan and beast., sewerage system, a hew opera house ami an elegant new hotel, fine iron bridges, Me Ad ionized streets and 3^ blocks of brick pavement, a line public library, and three new churches; it is nicely lighted with electric Hic lights, It has several factories, one of which by the way, furnished the hardwood finishpip fur our court house; it is trim aud tidv atm neatly kept. It is ca lie ti til© city <>l homes, anti i-a city in which all the inhabitants ju in take pardonable pride. I he population in i8!if., by the census was 4,119, lacking but little of being Hie same as Al bart Lea; their total debt Is lik.ixk). Burely in Hie light of their experience, our tuiure is bright with promise. But some croaker says this Is exceptional so let us extend our journey—we go to the Mu Waukee depot anil as the train pulls iii we are surprised to find that they run nicer trains on the Iowa division than ou lite Southern Mimic sota; the train has two coaches, a chair car aud a sleeper, ami when we get Iii we have to hunt for seats. Now at this we feel aggrieved, we had been led to expect a car all to ourselves for we had been given to understand that prohibition Iowa was dead, because all the people had to woik nights and .Sundays and starve Him lest of the week, in order to raise enough tunney to pay their taxes. Mankato Will Celebrate. i f a1) we hear is true, Ute citizens of Mankato are to hold a celebration .Inly 3rd and till that w ill be second to none ever beld in the state. They have raised 02500. with which to detray the expenses, and Hie various committees are all busy arranging for the affair. Tim program will consist of au oration by ( apt. Henry A. Castle postmaster of St. Paul, commander of the loyal legion of Ute state and past commander of tho (I A. Ii. Other features wilt consist of a grand industrial p.trade, batoon ascension and daring leap with ti parachute, bicycle races in which the best i nlets in the country will participate; horse races, foot races iii tact ail kinds of races. A game of baseball will be played each day between the celebrated Mankato Man tuns and other dubs of equal Standing. A grand electrical display will be made on all tile principal streets, while live hands, the hest the country affords, will be a pleasing feature of both days’’ entertainment. The whole to conclude with the grandest display of fireworks to lie seen in the state on the evening of the fourth. Visitors are assured special railway service with reduced fare upon all lines.    30wl time contemplated notes on school mat-.curred to me since | last tail. I shall devote some of this i article to the schools of this state and my I rn Presa Ion of them, His difficult l») tlei lite Where to begin. So J will tirst notice some recent laws and the result ut I hero. I he statute books of this state show t fiat cranks or \ immunes of Hie purest type are exerting their influence here. Iii 181*3 (lie legislature passed a bill entitled ”Physiology aud Hygiene in the Public Schools; Provision shall tie made by the proper local school authorities tor instructing all pupils in all schools supported by public looney or under state control, in physiology and hygiene, with special reference to Urn effects of alcoholic drinks, stimulants and narcotics upon the* bino,til system, No certificate atlatl be granted to any person to teach in Die public schools of tile slate of New York w ho has not passed a satisf actory exam ma lion in physiology and hygiene, with special re Ie renee to Die effects of alcoholic drinks, stimulants and narcotics upon the human system.” There are “authorized physiology aeries" to supply tins Information, I Ins is well. Nowhere else can this knowledge lie obtained. Two of these "authorized" books have been sent to me. The last paragraph of Die preface Hays: “ l'he special matter, relating to alcohol, tobacco, and other narcotics, has been almost entirely prepared b\ Mrs. Mary IL 11 tint, superintendent of the department of scientific instruction of the National women’s cli rial mn temperance union. J am not familiar with any of the works of the distinguished Mrs. Mary ll. Hunt. I can Bay, however, that the books before me show Die lady to be tar more familiar with whiskey drink ing than abe is with physiology, shall review the txuiks another time. Another of Die useless laws recently passed is a compulsory act. Children between 8 and IU are compelled to attend school. The minimum is Ho days in each year. In Kansas for many years a similar law has been adead letter. It is simply ignored here. Such law s will always be ignored. They deserve to tie. More than half a leacher a energy is necessary to keel) indifferent scholars in order. There is a system m usa here called unifoiin. tile teachers or candidates take examinations every six weeks, rite questions are the same tor att parts OI Die state. The ques lions are always of the obscure order. Due recent question was to extract the square root of .00m*71 correct to foul decimal places. These examinations have been m use for some years. Tin statistics of Die state show a steadily increasing percentage or the Illiterate. I he text lH#oks* are not uniform: Die conditions throughout Die state are not Die same. lienee, few pass these examinations for even a third grade certificate. A third grade certificate is good only for a year and but fine w ill be issued. Hence the teachers are mostly teaching on six week temporary permits. The written tests that I have given this year allowed an awful state of affairs. Their ignorance of English was profound while they were going through the grades. They undertake to pony Latin and geometry while Diey are unable to decline an English noun. I lie grotesqueness of a superintendent directing that you teach the students to talk and pronounce Herman in six months who can neither talk or pronounce English after sixteen to twen- I tv years using it, is refreshing. On* pius in after sixteen weeks in physiology described the spinal cord as a long bone running up the back and into the head. That one was a "high school” student, too. a few days ago I ask' d a pupil IU or 1H years old to describe a cubic foot; she could simply say nothing about it. Another girl la or 13 years old did not know nm county instate she lived in. Several pupils in the intel mediate arithmetic obtained 18 for an answer after dividing 21U bv 3. I hung required to multiply 18 by 2 nothing inconsistent was seen in the two results. t his is the result of penny-in-the-slot educators. Lot a penny question in the pupil’s ear and you will get a penny .i worth of answers. Take aw ay text book and Die machine won’t work. It is a mistake to say that a teacher with a limited and inferior education may do better work than one much better educated who may have less tact. Teachers who are ignorant ol their own ignorance are not likely to develop much originality or independence in scholars. l’he average normal graduate is a person Who thinks himself educated lie devotes five weeks to botany un.I (bout the same time to zoology ii jew weeks to physics aud chemistry and imagines the subjects entirely mastered. M bile the rn;vu who has spent a yeqr or two studying either of Diem tears he eau never know much about it. 'l’he notion prevails to a large extent that every individual can be edm fated to tin* extent of a common Si boo) education. \ ou can make penny inurn slot rn sell im M ut almost all (nit Boon as yon lake away the text book there is a Sickly exhibition of inability to do independent work. 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