Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 12, 1891, Image 4

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    Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., June 12, 1891.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - -
Pine Grove Mentions.
Democratic County Committee, 1891.
Bellefonte, N. W.. . W. S. Galbraith
hd S.W .. Joseph Wise
“ W. W John Dunlap
Centre Hall Lorough. John T. Lee
Howard Borough... . H. A. Moore
Milesburg Borough A. M. Butler
Milheim Borough
Philipsburg, 1st W
id 2d W
.. A. C. Musser
ames A. Lukens
C. A. Faulkner
. A J Gorton
. E. M.Griest
gene Meeker
Harvey Benner
. Philip Confer
.. T. F. Adams
G. H..Leyman
College, E. P. W. H. Mokle
5 w..P. .. James Foster
Curtin... ..onemier N. J. McCloskey
. Daniel Dreibelbis
Geo. W. Keichline
... Chas. W. Fisher
. .... James P. Grove
Haines, E.P Isaac M. Orndorf
‘ W, P. .. Geo. B. Shatfer
HallIMOON. .coarrrstuyrastionsestolumss seis Eilis Lytle
Ferguson, E. P..
reggs, S. P...
“ 8 1 N. P
Harris... vs 4. W. Keller
Howard. W.T. Leathers
Huston.. .... Henry Hale
Liberty. . Alfred Bitner
Marion.. . John J. Shaffer
Miles.. James P. Frank
Patton «+ P. A. Sellers
Penn..... J. C. Stover
S. W. Smith
Potter, N. P.
6 S,. PD.
Rush, N. P..
Jas. B. Spangler
Jas. Dumbleton
.. Hugh McCann
Thomas Turbidy
. John D. Brown
.. Jerry Donovan
8pring, S. P.....
Sh NP . James Carson
5 W.P ... E.E. Ardery
Taylor... W. T. Hoover
Union... Chas. H. Rush
Walker. D. A. Dietrick
Worth. Julai La Sl Las 0. D. Eberts
SCHAEFFER, Chairman.
No Third Party in the South.
The Atlanta Constitution, the great
conservative organ of the South, in a
recent article says that the object of
the Alliance movement, in the North-
west is to draw the Southern Alliarce
men in the South from the Democratic
party. It says that one of the Repub-
lican steerers at the Cincinnati Conven-
tion, who ostensibly represented a
Northernwestern Alliance, declared
that “unless the Democratic South can
be broken he and his friends would re-
main in the Repablican party.” The
Constitution, speaking for the Southern
farmers, says: “It is absurd to ask
them to join a Third Pary, and there-
by destroy a political and social solidi-
ty which is essential to the safety of
their property and their institutions.
The farmers here are not dissatisfied
with the Democratic party in any par-
ticular, for they constitute a majority
of its voters and have control of its
organization. A Third Party in the
South would be farcial in its concep-
tion and tragical in its results, for it
would be in the natare of an invitation
to ignorance to step in and take charge
of affairs.”
The Constitution concludes its Arti-
The Alliance men perceive that it is only
through tLe Democratic party they can carry
out their plans of reform, and this fact, we
predict, will be made clear to all those ele-
ments in the West which cut loose {rom the
Republican organization. When the North-
western Alliance men threaten that they will
not draw their votes from the Republiean par-
ty unless the solid South is broken up, they
show their hands too plainly. In what respect
does the Republican policy commend itself to
Alliance men? .fthey are in favor of high
tariff taxation,the contraction of the currency,
the debasement of silver, and the extrava-
gance that has marked the later career of the
Republican party, culminating into a billion
dollar Congress, then they are Republicans
and ought to vote with that organization.
But if Alliance men, Northern, Westein
Eastern or Southern, are opposed to legislative
corruption and extravagance; if the are in fa-
vor of tariff reform, a reductions of taxation,
the free coinage of silver, and thorough finan-
cial reform, then they are Democrats indeed,
and will stultify themselves by voting for any
candidates save those of the Democratic party.
The Sourthern Alliance men understand the
situation thoroughly, and for that reason they
are Democrats.
A much needed bill has been
signed by Governor Parrison and is
now a law. It makes telegraph, tele
phone and other electric companies re-
sponsible for the damage done to shade
trees by cutting them down or disfigur-
ing them to make way for their wires.
There has been great complaint for
many years because the linemen em-
ployed by these companies caused
much ruthless damage to ornamental
trees, in many cases seeming to go out
of their way for the purpose of inflict
ing injury maliciously. Owners of pro-
perty may be trasted to enforce this
law to its full extent.
“Now that warm weather is
here in earnest would it not be a good
idea to give up Nilcott, Tascott, the
Itata, and the tin plate factories until
next fall 7 This suggestion of a hot-
weather policy by the Washington Post
is worthy to be adopted with amend- |
ments. In the first place Silcott and
Tascott were laid away in peace some
time ago. Next, no heat has been gen-
erated in the chase of the Itata, as she
was obligingly surrendered. This
leaves only the tin plate question, and
the cool judgment of a discerning pub-
lic is not likely to-.hecome heated on a
subject that bears the strong impress
of tant lying.
—Subscribe for the Watchman,
A Compulsory Ballot.
Governor Camrpern, of Ohio, is
strongly in favor of a compulsory
voting law, believing that honest elec-
tions cannot be completely secured by
ballot reform laws unless every citizen
is compelled to vote. His idea is that
although the Austratian system may
prevent corrupt politicians from undaly
influencnig the casting of votes,by means
of bribery, it will not prevent them
from inducing those who might vote
against them to stay away from the
polls for a money consideration. This
would be a species of bribery against
which the Austratian law does not pro-
vide, and 1t would be an evil as much
to be depricated as the pay ment of mo-
ney to secure votes.
It would take more money, how-
ever, to effect the purpose intended, for
the keeping of a voter away from the
polls is the gain of but half a vote,
while the purchase or the intimidation
of a vote is the gain of a whole one.
Bat it is doubtful whether any indi-
vidual or party would adopt, to any
material exteut,such a method of affect-
ing an election, for if any one should
attempt to keep volers away from the
polls in this manner he would be tak
ing the chance of losing as many for
his own side as he would keep
away from the other. There would
be an element of uncertainty about it
that would make the investment risky,
and hence it isn't likely that it would
be extensively practiced. The propo-
sition to make people vote if they don’t
want to has something arbitrary about
it, yet if all the citizens will not dis-
charge the duty of citizenship by com-
ing to the polls and voting, the full
benefit of ballot reform can not be
The Governor has approved the
Boyer revenue bill and the bills re-
quiring the monthly return of state,
county and poor taxes by collectors ;
providing for the recovery of bounties
by soldiers of the late war; to prevent
pollution of streams supplying cities ;
requiring county commissioners to pro-
vide the superintendent of schools with
office and storage rooms.
Deadh of a Great Statesman.
Sir Joux McDoxarp, the distin-
guished Canadian Premier, who for
half a century had been a man of
prominence in the Canadian provinces,
and for the past quarter of a century
was the controlling political character
of the Doininion, died at his residence
at Ottawa last Saturday evening.
His public career has been nearly par:
allel in point of time with that of
Graps1oNE and of BisMAreK in the of-
fairs of Eogland and Germany. Grap-
sToNE eatered parliament in 1832.
Brsyarcx was admitted to the bar in
1835 and McDoxawp in 1836. That
Lie did not win as brilliant renown as
the highest of the European political
leaders, was because Canada afforded
too narrow a field of operation. His
breadth of mind, his foresight, sagaci-
ty, fertility of resonrce, knowledg of hu-
man nature and inflexibility of purpose
put him in the front rank of the great
statesmen of the world. It has often
been remarked that it was his misfor-
tune not to have begun his career
either in England or the United States.
While his death was hourly expect-
ed the Canadian newspapers speculated
who would succeed him and carry on
his work. A successor will be easily
found, but it will be difficult to find one
who will so successfully manage tle
affairs of Canada.
It is said that the State Chair-
man of the Prohibition party protests
against the alleged ballot reform bill
that was passed by the late Legislature
and is now in the hands of the Gov-
ernor for his action, His objection is
on the ground that it imposes an uu-
fair limitation on independent or third
party nominations. A limitation of. 3
per cent., as is required by the bill,
would have disfranchised both the
Prohibition and Labor parties in 1888,
and would rule out such organizations
in a great majority of instances. This
is a good cause of objection for the Pro
hibition brethren, who see in the
paucity of their numbers the unjust
bearing of the bill against their party.
But members of all parties can with
equal force object that the bill does
not provide for secrecy of the ballot or
a public count.
There is no limit to the uses to
which science is applying eleciricity.
Human ingenuity is even making it
useful as an insect exterminator, and
in this way it is made to benefit the
agriculturist. Thus, on a large es-
tate in Germany a contrivance has
been devised in the shape of an electric
light which attracts insects at night.
By a suction apparatus they are drawn
into a mill, ground up and then utiliz-
(ed as poultry food. Great are the
| . .
achievements of science.
Partisan Judges.
It 18 reported that President Harri
son is about to appoint five Judges of
the land court that was established by
an act of the last Congress. Some one
suggest rather timidly, that two of the
five be Democrats. It oughtto be, if
it is not, a sad commentary on our
methods of selecting judicial officers
that there should be any doubt in the
if he fills the new court entirely with
Republican judges. There is nothing
in the whole scheme of government so
There is no executive act so open to
adverse criticism as the selection of a
judee on aceount of his political opin-
ions or his personal friendships.
The majority of the people of this
country are Democrats, and the ap-
pointment of none but Republicans to
that among the majority there is no
one who can be intrusted with the ad-
ministration of justice and this would
be such a wicked slander, that he who
would utter it is unfit to be President.
—1It is high time that that brutal pu.
gilist JouN L. SuLLIvAN should be drop-
ped from pablic notice. He has leng
ceased to be interesti as a powerful
animal of the human variety, and now
draws crowds simply as a notorious
tough. In San Francisco a few nights
ago he appeared before his audience in
a state of beastly intoxication and
made a rambling speech at which the
audience howled with delight. What
there was in the maudlin harangue that
delighted this intelligent San Francisco
audience is not explained.
—The Harrisburg Telegraph airily 1e-
marks that “the financial officers of the
State have thus fur little warrant for the
recognition of Mr. WATCHORN as IMae-
tory Inspector.” It would certainly
suit the Telegraph's idea of the correct
thing if Republican officials who have
been turned out of office could go on
drawing pay forever.
England Growing Critical.
Loxpox, June 6.— The developments
of the baccarat trial have aroused the
strong non-conformist feeling against
the class of which the Prince of Wales
is the leader, and from the talk in the
lobbies of parliament there is evidently
fear that the disclosures may affect the
next election unfavorably for the Con-
servatives. Among the nobility and
gentry the conduct of the prince excites
neither surprise nor objection. It is
among the middle classes and the poor
that severe comments are heard on the
incidents of Tranby Croft. England
has grown more critical since the days
of the Mordaunt divorce and the public
opinion of the multitude is evidently
disposed to hold the prince to a responsi-
bilty for his indulgence in gambling. A
leading Radical remarked tbat the Cum-
ming scandal would have an influence
on the future of Great Britain that could
not be mausured in this generation. As
stated in these dispatches on Wednesday
Lord Middleton, brother-in-law of Sir
William, has been his backer from the
first in the effort to redeem his name
froin disgrace, and his lordship’s appear-
ance in court was the open assertion of
the sympathy he hus all along felt and
displayed for his unfortunate relative.
Cumming has many friends along among
the audience and the fair portion espe-
cially seem to be his attentive admirers.
Present Giving in America.
®* A New Yorker who has been abroad
says that the habit of giving small pres-
ents to friends or acquaintances is far
more prevalent in Great Britain than it
is in the United States. “I do not refer
to costly things,” he says, “or to cere-
monial gifts, but to favors that please
I saw a great deal in the British Isles.
You will get a little fancy cap that was
made for you out of a remnant, or a
danty book worth six-pence, or a shilling
picture for your wall, or a pretty pair
of slippers, or a pocket knife, or some
object of art, or something else just for
remembrance. And the women give to
each other all sorts of nice things for
feminine use, from a thimble to a feather
for the hat, or a bottle of perfumery. It
is & pretty custom. Tt surrounds you
with pleasant reminders of vour friends
When among acquaintances ubroad I
often heard of their getting: and giving
presents such as we would never think
of in this country.”—N. ¥. Sun.
Bardsley Pleads Guilty
Priraperruia, June 9.—John Bard-
sley, ex-city treasurer of Philadelphia,
was brought up from Moyamensing
prison this morning and arraigned in
the court of quarter sessions, before
Judges Fell and Wilson, on seventeen
separate indictments, charging him
with loaning money as a public officer,
deriving gain from the deposit of pub-
lic money and converting public money
to his own use. When Bardsley was
asked how he ‘pleaded he pleaded
euilty to every count of the tudicinent
District Attorney Graham addressed
the court and stated that, in view of
Bardsley’s plea and the fact that his
counsel has not had time to examine
the bills of indictment, he would not
press for sentence to be pronounced at
once. It was then arranged that this
day two weeks shculd be set for hear-
ing the evidence for and against Bard-
slev, and the court could then weigh it
An Immense Output.
Pennsylvania’s Big Showing in the
Mining of Bituminous Coal.
The Census Bureau at Washington
Monzy mace a public bulletin on
the subject of bituminous coal produc-
ton in Pennsylvania. It shows the out-
put of the bituminous regions in this
“Suate to have been 36,174,039 short tons
| in 1899, nearly donble that reported at
the tenth census. The total value of the
output is given as $27,953,215, or an
President Harrisox will be guilty of |
a great wrong to the people, and to the aR average of 100.8 cent per ton at the
fundamental principle ot his profession, |
average 77.2 cents per short ton at the
wines, against $18,567,129 in 1880, or
The average number of persons em-
; ployed in 1889 was 53,780, against 33,-
| 2.0, for 1880, the amount paid for wages
in 1889 being $21,142,051, against $10,-
, 865,583 tor 1880. The output of small
bad as a judge who is a partisan, |
local banks and farmers’ diggings is re-
| ported at 820,170 short tons. No report
of this product has heretofore been at-
| tempted.
I'he collection of this data intrusted to
resident special agents familiar with the
territory under their charge and the
i product of this important element of
‘coul industry in Pennsylvania the bulle-
i tin says is authentically given. The
; : i ity eal
the beach is equivalent to the assertion | 4180 sold tothe local trade and to
| employes by the regular establishments
together with that in the neighborhood,
amounts to 159,651 short tons, or 4.40
© per cent of the entire production.
both the giver and the receiver, of which |
and pronounce septence. In the sev-
enteen indictments on which Bardsley |
pleaded gnilty the total amount of |
money involved is $673,805.
The nmount of coal manufactured in-
to coke during the year 1889 was 10,-
190,683 short tons, or 28.17 per cent. of
the total production. Altogether the
report shows a remarkable increase in
bituminous operation throughout the
The Earth is a Hugh Dynamo.
Every day the needle of the magnetic
compass hus been observed to sway first
one way and then the other upon its
pivot with no apparent cause, thus vary-
ing from the meridian of a place. Scien-
tists have for many years been trying
to account for this. One of them has
just published his theory of the cause of
the disturbance. He ascribes it to
electricity, assuming that the earth is
whirling on its orbit between two mag-
netic fields, and that the varying inten-
sity of the current one way or the other
produces the disturbance of the magnetic
needle. The two magnetic currents, he
believes, are streaming to us from the
sun, one being produced by the corona,
the other coming directly with the sun’s
rays in straight lines. In cther words,
according to this theory, electricity is
generated by the sun. It reaches us the
same way as sunlight does, and the con-
clusion is that it is akin to, if not iden-
tical with, sunlight itself. The revolv-
ing earth 1s the gigantic dynamo which
excites the electric currents and makes
them manifest.—San Francisco Ex-
A Corpse Turned Black.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 6.—An elec-
tric storm is said to have so affected
the fluids in the body of Mrs. William
J. Gilbert who died this week at Co-
play, Lehigh county, that the corpse
turned black, and was buried at
midnight during a heavy thunder-
storm by the light of a torch and
burning tagots.
Novelties in furniture and wall
paper are the order of the day at E.
Brown, Jr's on Bishop street.
——The Logan Steam Fire Engine
Company, will hold a festival in the
Court Hoase yard on the Fourth of
Dr. Atherton, of the Pennsylvan-
ia State College, deiivered the oration to
the graduating class of the Annopolis
Naval school last week. :
——The Methodists of Fillmore will
give a festival to-morrow (Saturday)
evening, for the benefit of their church.
All the delicacies will be served.
Last Monday our distinguished
townsinan, James Milliken, started on
his annual trip to South Dakota, where
he has extensive mining interests.
Miss Bella M. Brisbin, sister of
post master Brisbin, Centre Hall, was
married at Winnebago, "Illinois, last
week to Mr. I. S. Lindley,of that place.
-— George Downing, intending to
move to Altoona, where his daughter,
Mis. Hoover, resides, has sold his house
on Bishop street to John XKeichline,
Mr. C. W. Smith, of Howard,
was doing business in town on Thurs-
day. Heis a very pleasant gentleman
and has just returned from a trip to
Tioga county.
Miss Annie McCaffery will open
a summer school in the stone building
onthe 17th inst. Parents who know
what is best for their children will be
sure to patronize her.
The commander of Gregg Post,
No. 95, requests the attendance of every
member at the Post room on Monday
evening, June 15, to attend to special
and important business,
——The members of the M. E.
church of Rock Forge, Pa., will hold
au ice cream festival on Saturday even-
ing, June 20. lce cream, cake and all
the delicacies of the season will be
——-The St. John’s Catholic school is
rehearsing and practicing daily for the
entertainment it wilt give in Garman’s
Opera House on the 24th of this month.
It will be an enteresting and entertain -
ing affair.
The reception given by the Bellefonte
Club at their rooms in the Bush Arcade,
last evening, was a brilliant affair, invi-
tations having been extended to about
400 guests. The music was furnished
by Stopper & Ficsk’s orchestra, of Wil-
' liamsport.
——Attorney Clough and contractor
E. T. Gallagher of Lock Haven
attended to business matters in Belle-
fonte on Wednesday.
A great job of fencing has been
completed by Messrs. H. L. & R. S.
Houser, who have enclosed with wire
both sides of the Snow Shoe railroad
from Snow Shoe to Bald Eagle, making
in ali a line of 40 wiles of wire fencing.
——The Bellefonte School Board has
awarded to Hillibish & Co., condition-
ally, the contract for putting in new
water closets in the stone school build-
ing, laying concrete pavement in the
cellar, and running a drain trom the
school house to the creek.
Mr. Fred Reynolds is making
his appearance on our streets with a
handsome team driven tandem. It
makes & stylish looking team, but
when driven that wav the fore horse al-
ways looks as if he was wanting to
know what he was there for.
——The friends of the M. E. church
at Filmore - intend holding a festival,
to-morrow,Saturday afternoon and even-
ing. The proceeds to be used for church
purposes. Everybody who wants to
enjoy a good time, or partake of the
good things that will be furnished in
abundance, is cordially invited to at-
TempErRANCE UnioN. — Thursday
evening of last week the Bellefonte Tem-
perance Union elected the following
officers for the insuning term: President,
J. Linn Harris ; Vice President, An-
drew Loneberger ; Secretary, Newton
Gibson ; Treasurer, Elmer Straub ; As-
sistant Secretary, John Morgan ; Execu-
tive Committee, H. C. Valentine, lsaac
Underwood, Chas F. Cook.
——On Saturday afternoon last,
amateur base ball club, of State Col-
lege, defeated the “Milesburg team by
the score of 14 to 2. The game was
very one sided and uninteresting and
the College boys complained of bad
treatment at the hands of the Milec--
burgers. Discourtesy of this kind
shows want of good sense and is de-
——A pleasant sicht meets theeye of
the pedestrian on the railroad near the
nail works. Itis the truck gardens of
Mr. Jno.; Whiteman, which liealong the
north side of the track. They are filled
with early vegetable of all kinds and
present an unusually well kept appear-
ance. Hverthing about the patch is in
apple pie order and the numerous varie-
ties of the different garden vegetables
are really all represented.
——Dr. H. B. Van Valzah, formerly
of Spring Mills, this county, died at his
home in Clearfield, of consumption, on
the Sth inst. The Clearfield Republican
in noting his demise says, “He was a
good citizen and a physician who had
few equals, if any, in this section, and
of late years his services were sought
after by persons from a distance, but his
failing health prevented him from fol-
lowing his profession.
County Treasurer J. J. Gramley
is chairman of the committee on deco-
rations for the 4th of July, with the fol-
lowing assistant committeemen : R. F.
Hunter, E. F. Garman, W. X. Ludwig,
B. C. Achenbach, A. C. Mingle, W. S.
Zeller, C. F. Montgomery, C. M. Par-
rish, C. L. Gates, Frank Naginey, L. A,
Schaeffer, J. B. Strohm, G. B. Brandon,
Frank Williams, A. S. Garman, John
Kline and Jackson Showers.
Michael Funk, an old resident of
Warriorsmark Valley, died at his home
near the village of that name Tuesday
afternoon at the age of 91 years and up-
wards. He is survived by two sons and
three daughters— Martin L. at home
and John W. Funk, of Redhand, Cal.;
Mrs. H. F. Copelin, and Mrs. W. H.
Roberston, of this place, and Miss Lyda,
who has made her home with her aged
parent. The funeral services took place
on Thursday atternoon.
ArE Sure Toar It Is He.—In re-
gard to the man held at Madison, Wis-
consin, on suspicion that it is Wilson,
the escaped murderer of Waterhouse,
District Attorney Meyer on Wednes-
day received two telegrams from Madi-
son in which the authorities say the
man there at first confessed to being
Wilson. His description is perfect aud
they offer to pay one half the expense
of a man to go outand identify him.
They have also mailed Mr. Meyer a let-
ter giving everything in full, which has
not vet been received.
rat BrrreroNTth Scrcors —Prof. D.
M. Lieb, Principal otf the Bellefonte
public schools, on Tuesday evening
read his annual report to the School
Board. It is as follyws :
Gentlemen of the School Bowrd--The
final examinations of the schools ending
vesterday, and the closing exercises of
the schools coming to-day, of necessity
this report must be Lrief; time only be-
ing given to jot down some points for
vour consideration.
This has been good throughout the
grades. The one weak branch noticed
is Reading in the Upper Intermediate
{ and Grammar grades. In these it is |
a _
weak only in comparison with the stiong
condition of such branches ns History
and Geography. The
shown in these studies is due largely to
the use during the past two years in the
lower grades of supplementary readers
in History and Geography. If books of
a like interesting character were placed
in the Grammar grades, and parents
would aid in encouraging their children
to read aloud at home, from useful
books, magazines or papers; a marked
advance could be had. The papers sub-
mitted this year for examination by the
pupils of the Grammar grades, in His-
tory, Geography and Grammar, were in
advance of any former year. The work
of the Primary schools gave evidence of
help received at the Altoona School of
Methods, and in these as well as the In-
termediate grades the work improved in
professional tone. 3
The attendance during the past year
on our High School was larger than any
year in its history. The pupils, about
equally divided as to sex, were regular
in daily attendance. The youngest
classes were the largest in numbers, and
the strongest in that school spirit which
promises better things to come. The
earnestness of Prof, Johnstonbaugh, and
the fine character of Prof. Wolf were
constant forces for good. It might be
proper bere to ask parents to look upon
lack of “school spirit” on the part of
their children as an infallible evidence
of a lack of “student spirit.” As to
how “student spirit” is killed—it is
certain that too much company, and
that of an indiscriminate kind, is as fatal
to it as if it were ordained to the work.
As to the next year—all indications
point to a larger school in numbers.
of the school is proper apparatus with
which to illustrate the work, and make
studies appeal to the reason and not so
much to the memory. An articulated
skeleton, some simple chemical appara-
tus and a “High School Set” of Queen
& Co's physical apparatus indicate the
line of our urgent needs.
During the year twenty meetings of
the teachers have been held for the study
of special branches and the cultivation
of professional spirit. Under Prof. Wolf,
Prof. Johnstonbaugh, and the Principal
of the schools a regular course of study
was carried on and recitations of one
hour’s length hedd on well defined por-
tions of Psychology, English Grammar
and Rhetoric, and Phsiology and Hy-
giene, On the 2nd of May County
Supt. Etters held a thorough examina-
tion extending over five hours upon
these branches.
For the next year the following course
is outlined :
History—Thorpe’s Government of the
United States, Geography—The Na-
tional Resources of the United States.
English—Rhetoric, Orthography and
Definition. Extra— Latin, German.
To the improvement of these meetings
one additional advantage might be pro-
vided by the Board or some generous
Provide a course of illustrated lectures
on the physical sciences, the art of teach-
ing and Englisk literature. These
would be in the manner of the ‘“univer-
sity extension” so popular in England
and so successful this past winter in its
first introduction into towns and cities in
the Eastern part of the State. The tal-
ent for such a scheme can be found in
the faculty of the State College and the
professional representatives cf law and
medicine in cur own community. The
money required on the authority of
Prof. Atherton of the College, (with
whom a conversation was had some
years ago on this point,) need not be
greater in amount than the actual ex-
penses, say ten dollars per lecture. To
these lectures teachers, pupils and pat-
rons alike should have admission.
The buildings are not yet kept in
that neat and tidy condition they should
be; and it is to be feared they will not
be, until the janitors, paid a salary suf-
ficient to warrant their giving all their
time to the work, are made to come up
to a standard of excellence or else for.
feit their places.
The total enroliment for the year:
Boys Girls Rotal.
Stone... ; 50 3.8
Brick. wold 127 264
High.... ord 40 80
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The loss of come 100 pupils as com-
pared with last year is due to the open-
ing of the parish school. To teachers
and pupils alike these pupils went out
with many regrets, for all were pleasant,
and many through the peculiur relations
of several years’ association in the
school room were especially endeared to
In conclusion I thank the Board for
their constant support, and though I
fear the work has had many tanlts clear
to their eyes, because of their duties as
directors of a trust ard as parents, yet
in all things the members have been in-
dulgent, or else by kind private sug-
gestions corrected errors.
Very truly,
D. M. Liks, Principal.