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for the Great Mark Down at
THOMAS KILPATRICK & CO.
Monday, December the 29th, Omaha's Greatest Sale Commences.
For Bereral years these special events have started the day after Christmas. Kush of business made it impossible for us to go through the stock a and prepare them in time. Now wo are all ready and wo can
assure you that we never have placed before you a choicer collection of genuine bargains. We mention a few of the lots so that' you may judge of the treat in store for you at this GREAT THREE DAYS' SALE
At Glove Section
Will cIom out all the Oolf Gloves at
two prices without any regard to former
prices or coat to us
25c pair 50c
la the quarter of a dollar lot goods worth
up to 60c pair.
In tha half dollar lot goods worth up to
For three days All tha Persian Panne Val
rets, elegant dealgna. sold early at $1.25
will be closed out mm r
All the Corduroys which were 75c and $1.00
all the Metallic Velvets tor
three days at one C
All the hair line alls faced Panne Velvets
all the beat Corduroya and Velvet Cords
which never sold below $1.26, f T
for three days, yard VuC
A lot of Kancy and Oray Silks, worth
up to $1.00 for three days, j r
A lot of odd garmenta, principally pants,
worth 25c, for three daya, -f J
each 1 OC
Closing a line of Camel's Hair Underwear,
worth up to 75c, for three " f? .
daya, each OUC
Children's Black Cashmere Underwear
sold up to $1.05, for three
Ladies' Fleeced Underwear, the
25o grade, for I daya, each ..
Egyptian Tarn Fleeced Special 29c per
Swiaa Ribbed Wool Underwear the"
$1 quality, for three daya, each.. OuC
Odd lota fine Vests and Paats will
be closed at
Union Suits, splendid value, made from
fine Egyptian yarn, 60c garment.
Part wool Florence and Pbyllla brands,
white or black, $1.25 each.
Cut prices on One goods, Including tha
finest full fashioned. As an Illustra
tion, the $5.60 grade will
We Have Hade Most Radical Cut
Several Lots to Clean-Up In Three
One large table heaped high with mixed
lota of fine l)reas Goods, all Weaves
Some just suited to tha present, others
elegant for spring wear worth f
Up to $1.25, at one price , OUC
On the counters mixed lot of Poplins and
Heavy Cords colors limited to browns,
blaes and greena sold up to tZ.25mm
for S days you will boy at. yd... VC
AH remnants naif price.
A lot of Poplins. Striped Coverts. Fancy
Venetians 44 to 43 Inches wide myrtle,
hooter's green, royal, navy, browns,
mixtures, etc sold up to $1.50 for
three days the price will be $1.00 per
y srd. Among these will be found (J -4
Some very choice fabrics fur spring. 70 1
Plain Poplins Mars, browns, myrtles, also
mixed Venetians sold np to $2 -f "y J"?
for three days' sale, per yard 1 Awt O
43-loch Poplins, silk mixed Coverts, etc..
blues, browse, aavya, royal, gurnet, myr
tle, hunters turquoise, etc, sold np to
$2.80 for three days sale. s ZZf
per yard IsOU
One entire table of high priced Blankets
la gray., white and plaids, worth np to
. $-00 for three days, - f J
. , In the
Botes very keen cottlag.
Ob the first eatauw we win oSsr oar e-
Ure stock of lie yard wide, fast colcr.
Prime' rxaaselsttas. at
ater Ins art tmmm with fnwgn array.
Jladxaa art Hmiy CniLiam,
cf Ikcsa St IrorAeis wrlfla send xacaS
ef Hums awH a 25e far tin-era f
Or the west a3r3s all tTse lFe OnUsc Tixm
mrte. all Cm heavy ewtflsra CTwaUsxa wUra
old at lte and 2&e, will go at
And Here's a
All tha heavy weights Meltons, Heavy Can
vass, Mixtures, English Tweeds, Scotch
Tweeds sold up to $2.25 at
one price for three daya, yard. -!) V
For unllned skirts, walking suits and cold
weather comfort can't bo beaten.
Just a few spick and span Pattern Suits,
new this season, will go at two prloes In
Those that were sold up to
$18.40 for three days, each
Those that were $25.00
for three days, per pattern.
In these are Flakes, Mohair Canvass,
Twines, Heavy Knots, Dark Plaids, Bask
et Camel's Hair. They should all go the
Ladles' cashmere and heavy
for three days st per
The usual 50c full fashioned cashmere, 39o
Ladles' fine split foot cotton always Doc
tor three days per
pair '. ,
Bilk Plaited Hose worth $1.25 15c pair.
Out size, heavy cotton, the I5c f F
kind pair IOC
Ribbed top cotton the 15c kind tr
t ..: 9c
China and Fine
Everything except Dinner Sets and Game
and Fish Sets, all to be sold for three
days st a discount of 20 per cent.
$5.00 for $4.00 $10.00 for $8.00 $2.60 for
$2.00. One fifth off our old low sale prices.
A lot of fancy glass Vases at half the old
This will awaken very keen Interest. We
warn you to come early for choice.
. The Knife Goes Very Deep Into
It may seem sbsurd to some people, this
radical knifing of desirable garments. In
our desire to clean up and get ready for
another season we sacrifice not only
profit, but In many cases a large part of
the cost. This sale, like the rest, will
continue for three days, but the best
will be picked out the first day, and we
miss our guess If many garments will be
left for the second and third days' sell
ing. Lot 1 Three dollars and ninety-five cants
Ladles', misses' and children's coats and
Jackets, all lengths, all styles, not a
garment sold previously at less than
$5.85, and many of them double that
price Starting on Monday
at 8 a. m. each
Lot 2 Seven dollars and ninety-five cents.
This lot gives you a choice of our entire
stock of ladles', misses' and chil
dren's garments that (old at $10.00, $12.50
and $13.60 starting on Mondayay tr ""J
at 8 a. m., at per garment... A. ZJJ
Lot 3 Nine dollars and ninety-five cents.
This is the closing price for garments
that were formerly $15.00, $17.50 and
$20.00 starting on Monday at
8 a. pi., at per garment
Lot 4 Fifteen dollars for the choice of
any garment in the stock that sold up to
$32.00. Starting on Monday at 8 a. m.,
at per garment
The very cream of the stock, all new and
desirable Monte Carlos, Long Ottos,
Blouses this season's tight-fitting Jack-
ets nothing lacking in either style or
Ladles' Tailor-Made Suits at two prices
$8.50 and $15.00. Absolutely the most
eerlous cutting ever made by us and
made to close the stock with a rush.
At $8.00 Suits which sold at $15 snd $18.
In the $15.00 lot none sold before below
$22.00, and from that up to $35.00. You
should not delay If Interested and you
ought to be interested unless you need
all the money for anthracite.
No alterations without charge and posi
tively none sent out on approval.
Mussed Handkerchiefs from marvelous
Christmas selling. Handkerchiefs for
men and women.
The 15o quality will go at 10c.
The 25c quality will go at 16 2-Jo.
The 60e quality will go at S5c.
The 75o and $1.00 quality will go at 60c.
The $1.25 and $1.50 quality will go at 75o.
In these lots will be found a lot of odd
Initial, perfect goods which we are dis
continuing. All Neckwear mussed from showing, at
very marked reductions.
Cut very deeply to clean up In three days.
Read this carefully for we think you will
Men's Underwear heavy fleeced In gray
and brown, worth 75o, for three A r
days per garment t"C
A lot of natural wool, nicely finished, good
quality Special, per gar- T gjf
ment, at OOC
We'll close out several small lota of fine
underwear, worth up to $2.00, f Q
at, per garment yOC
Special prices on all Union Suits.
A lot of Boys' Sweaters always $1.00
for three days, rm g"
each A OC
Men's Colored Shirts, were 75c and $1.00,
to close In three days, A P"
Standard dollar White Shirts E. W. Co.,
Sovereign and other brands, will discon
tinue and should end them Z ?
In three days at OOC
Big lot of Holiday Hosiery, the 60c grade,
S3 1-8 cents 3 pair Q Q
Clearing up 60c Neckwear, 8 for "J CS
$1.00, or, each OOC
Mufflers at half price.
A few smoking Jackets and Bath Robes
left at very small prices.
Should be as Attractive as Hard Coal
Double Cottoa Blankets a g-
11 4 heavy twilled Cotton Blan
Heaviret Cotton Blanketa made 11-4
were $1.35 for three days
This lot will Include all the 80x!0 white
Soft Sheets, which were $2.00 pair.
Heavy all wool filling gray Blankets a
special bargain at
Strictly all wool western mads Blankets,
worth $4.60 for three days j JJ
An excellent sllkollne covered mm r
pure cotton filled, at A VC
And another special
rin. quality Corded Cotton,
Perhaps the greatest bargain of all our
winter weight heavy quilted Comforter-
handsome covering sold up to
$4 for three dsys at, each
And now a chance for
We have left over a tern arts off standard
antbnra, suta as Thackeray. Duirma. list
csnle7"s ICnglsrvd. Macaulw"a Essays. Car
rot's Francs, Engn. Csrlyl. JLrafle. Eliot.
DiAm. Balrsr. Tr-nnyrs In ItauLhOT.
Shalnspcare la cQoli. leaChar car IxaJS calf;
Temjuli XOcfccns, 40 -roTunma; Temple 63
tJoa vS Bible S er mmj C hese sets
wis 1 siiTtd at aof-HSrA Irma yu'DlUhars"
prfoea. exotptt satfti as w aaw compelled
to aeO al art Trims tacanse f ountxaat.
A lot of Tpry ItaiidBame stinSe volume., la
TnnxBB. all TsftnosfL.
AH CalondBrs as lialX Sonmnr -joHrcs.
One tattle at books, stdfl titles jmfl many
uujj-jfrflna. eiigtaity sotted, worth
to fLS5. win gs 35c
Fattttr Gcnae. Ta&Oj Ixm&nf. Fun Bones,
. reduced to clean ary jutul4y.
December 29th, Moaday Morniog. Sale Commences and Continues Till the Year 1902 Closes
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Choice pick and selection if you come the first day.
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We almost forgot to mention that you can have a choice from 50 pairs of fine portieiva, all the small iots from our stock the regular prices were from $6.00 to $10.00 plain mercerized,
bordered and striped while they last, $4.90 pair.
GOSPEL OF CIVIL LIBERTY
Fart tb PilgritBi Flayed in Spreading it
Thronghtut the, World.
SENATOR HOAR LAUDS ACHIEVEMENTS
IasplrlBST Address by the Masaaeka
setts latr at the Fhtladel
pkla Celebratloat ef "Fore
Senator Hoar was called upon to respond
to the tosst of "Forefathera Day," at the
Philadelphia celebration. 'Representing the
Bay State, upon whose rock-bound shores
the Pilgrims Drat landed, hie speech was
looked upon as ths address of the evening.
Senator Hoar aald la part: .
It Is certainly a great delight, aa It Is a
great honor and privilege, to units with
tha dwellers la your famous and beautiful
elty when they celebrsts ths Pilgrims. How
it may be with other children I cannot tell.
But the children of the Pilgrims love their
memory all ths better the more thsy are
sepsrated from them by space or time.
It ones occurred to me that we could not
be sure that It ts an undiluted honor to be
Invited to speak In eulogy ef our Pilgrim
fathers and mothers on an occasion like
this. Hsve you ever reflected, Mr. Presi
dent, that the chief eulogists of ths Pil
grims, since we began to celebrate this an
nlversary have been, almost without ex
ception, ths men who had ths least of ths
Pilgrim or the Puritan element la them
men who would not bavs been exiles, or re
formers, or Pilgrims, under any provoca
tion at all T
' Webster and Cboats and Everett and
Wlnthrop have paid tribute ta ths Pilgrims
better than anyone else. They were great
and useful men In their time. But they
were all of them absolutely devoted to
maintaining ths existing order of things.
But would not the Pilgrim have been a
failure if that were not true? The social
order which was the result of ths suffering
the Pilgrim endured was a social order fit
to be maintained.
We best honor the Pilgrim when ws rev
erently preservs and cherUh tha state
which was the work of his hands, "mere
martyrdom," aa waa well said by a bright
woman, "la generally a fault, and always
a failure." Martyrdom la bearing wttneas.
Wh We Manor the Filarial.
The glory of tha Pilgrim Is thst his tea
timony has been, believed and has prevailed.
The cause In which bs gave It bss been
won. The verdict bss beea agreed upon
nd rendered. Posterity has established
It by lis mighty sod Irrevocable Judgment.
The martyrs of despotism la all ages have
been as brave and daantleas aa tha saartyra
of liberty. Gerald, the assassin of Wil
liam ths Silent, wss as sure that he was
doing ths will of Ood ss was bis victim,
lie met his death aad the terrible torture
which preceded tt with a courage as un
daunted aa any hero la history.
Tha Moslem, the Indian, ths Hindoo
ment torture add death with a courage
aa dauntleas as that of the Pilgrim. But
the Pilgrim dlsd la the canes of civil and
religious liberty, and he we his eauae.
He eaooastered exile and death thru he
might foaad a state la the government
of which every man should have his equal
hare, and a church where no human au
thority might Interpose between the soul
and Its Maker. The state he founded Is
here, three centuries afterward. It pos
sesses a continent. It gives a law to a
hemispbers. Within the' domain of that
stats the soul Is free. The principles of
the Pilgrim pervade the ccntlnent and are
pervading the planet. As the child who
goes out poor aad obscure, from bla birth
place to seek his fortune, comes back again
ucceaiful and honored and rich to the
parsatal dwelling, so ths principles of civil
liberty under constitutional restraint which
Bavs possessed the American continent
from Hudson bay to Cape Horn, have
crossed ths Atlantic again to peasess the
countries' of their origin. England Is al
most a republlo In everything but name.
Prance, after two failures, has become a
permanent member of the family of free
state. . In southern and Oriental sea?,
where the adventurous ships of our fath
ers, lone after ths American constitution
had beea framed, found nothing but bar
barism snd brutality, the great Australian
commonwealths are rising In splendor and
glory to take, at no distant time, a fore
most place In the family of self-governing
nations. Jspan that miracle .of the east
declared when It eelebrated Hast year Its
redemption from age-long barbarism, that
It owes everything It Is to ua.
Wllderaesa tor she Anarchist.
I do not think that the Pilgrim his
tory will ever be repeated. It will not be
essy to And the Pilgrims. And In the next
place It will not be easy now, with the
telegraph, and the telephone, and steam,
and electricity, te find the wilderness. And
If w can fine one, we wsnt It all for the
This la the ens story to which for us,
or for our children, nothing In humsn an
nals may be cited for parallel of compar
ison savs the story of Bethlehem. There
Is none other told In heaven or among
men like the story of the Pilgrim. Upon
this rock Is founded our house. Let the
rslns drscend, and the floods come, and the
wlnda blow and beat upon that house, It
hall not fall. The aaytng of our prophet
our Daniel Is fulfilled. The sons of the
Pilgrims have crossed the Mississippi and
possess the shores of the Pacific. The tree
our fathers set covered first but a little
space by the seaaide. It haa planted Its
banyan branches In the ground. It haa
spread along the lakes. It baa girdled the
gulf. It has spanned the Mississippi. It
has covered the prairie and the plain. Tte
weep of Its lofty arches rises over ths
Rocky mountains, and the Cascades, and
the Nevadas. Its hardy growth shelters ths
trosen region of the far northwest. Its
boughs hsng over the Pacific. So far so
fsr It has carried Its blessing with It, self
government, civil and religious freedom,
the compact of the Mayflower, the Declara
tion of Independence, ths American atats,
the Amerlrao home, the' American consti
tution these have gone with tt, - snd In
good time In good time It will send Its
roots beneath the waves, snd receive un
der Its vast canopy the Islands of the sea.
American freedom, American self-govera.
ment, the American home, the American
constitution these shall follow ths Amer
ican flsg till they cover ths earth as ths
waters cover the sea.
Htssws a-aa Grace Met Dead.
I am ao blind worshiper of ths east. I do
aot believe that "Renown and Grace" are
dead. I am no pessimist er alarmist I am
certainly ,no misanthropist. While there
are many men who have served their coun
try better In their generation than I have
In mine, I yield to no man In love for the
republic, or In pride In my country, and In
my countrymen who are making today her
honorable history. We may err in our day.
Our fathers erred In theirs. Yet our genera
tion la better than those who went before
It. The coming generations will be better
than we are.
The orator of today puts his emphasis on
glory, on empire, on power, on wealth. We
live under, and love, and we will shed our
heart's blood for the same flag which
floated over our fathers, and for which they
were ready to die. But it sorrietlmes seems
that the flag has a different meaning,
whether It floats over the capltol, or the
ship of war, or the regiment on the march,
or the public aasembly. We no longer speak
of It, except coldly and formally, as the
symbol of power, or of a false, cheap, tinsel
I think the popular reverence for Wash
ington, and Lincoln, and for Sumner, and
for Webster, Is not abated. But few poli
tical speakers quo'te today the great sent
ences which made them ao famous, or the
great principles to which they devoted their
Justice Harlan, a noble Kenturklan and
brave aoldter, as well aa a great judge, said
In a speech to the Loyal Legion, that "the
heart of the north hnd grown cold toward
the millions of bondsmen whose chains It
had broken." I beard an eminent republican
senator say. not long ago, that he was sorry
we had ever abolished slavery. But all
these things are temporary, and superficial
and cutaneous. The deep heart of the
American people beata today, aa ever, for
Justice and liberty.
The war of 1812 brought great glory to
the nation. It was crowded with naval vic
tories. It woe for us the freedom of the
seas. But there Is no statesman who had
anything to do with the war of 1S12 that la
remembered now for the share he had in it.
That war left us but one name which may
fairly be called illustrious In our military
history the name of Andrew Jackson. And
the glory of New Orleana haa been, I think,
eclipsed by the glory of putting down nulli
fication. The war with Mexico won for us a great
addition to our empire and the dominion of
the Pacific. Yet the two geuerals who won
fame In that war, while both did their full
duty as soldiers, both were opposed In
opinion to tha war. The statesmen of that
day who brought on the war with Mexico
are almost wholly forgotten now, while
Webster and Sumner and Clay and Benton
and Corwln hold their places In the affec
tion of the people and ahlne with an un
When Theodore Roosevelt chose his hero
for the Imitation of the youth of America
he passed by Polk and Pierce 'and Bu
chanan and Cushlng and the other states
men who brought on the Mexican war. He
took Benton for his example, who gave up
power and offlce and popularity to protest
I hare aomtimes wondered if William
Bradford and Brewster and John Robin
son and Carver and Wlnthrop ever cele-J
brate the landing of the Pilgrims In the
world where they are now dwelling. If
they do, I wonder who will be Invited to
tha banquet T Who ef later generations
will be thought worthy to sit by their side
and share the ambrosia of their recollec
tions and the nectar of their converse T It
will be an exclusive society. It will be the
very aristocracy of martyrdom. Washing
ton will be there, of course, and Sara Ad
ams, and Laurens, and Nathan Hale, and
Lincoln and Sumner. With all their faults
they will be glad to see Corwln, and old
Tom Benton, and Garrison. Toussaint
L'Overture, who died In a French dun
geon for the liberty of his race, will be
there. They Invite colored men to din
ner in that world. Lafayette, who endured
the Austrian dungeon for the liberty of
the world, will be of the company. Na
poleon could not get in, even In company
with the dogs, to lick up ths crumbs that
fall from ths table. The deep, sweet voice
of Kossuth, the Hungarian exile orator of
two worlds will be heard there.
I will not undertake to aay rho of men
now living would be counted worthy of
that illustrious corftpany. Of living men It
would be presumptuous to apeak. But per
haps some of those who. In the death strug
gle of the little republic In South Africa,
did the best lighting that this world haa
Been since Themopylae, will be there. Ba
blnl, the author of the state papers which
compare with those of our fatbera which
won the admiration of Lord Chatham and
of whom I hope our republic Is not afraid,
that we keep him in exile at Guam, will
be welcome, to discuss with John Wlnthrop
the true boundary between liberty and au
thority In the state.
Nobleat Coaatry of the Earth.
But this hour la consecrated to patriotic
memories and to filial love. We are a com
pany of brethren celebrating our mother's
birthday. Let us not dwell on the faults
or mistakes of each other. Our Pilgrim
and Puritan fathers snd mjthcrs were
men and women. They had faults of men
and women. But they are. to us the noblest
men and women that ever lived. Our coun
trymen today are men and women. They
have the faults of men and women. Yet,
our country is to ns the best and noblest
country the earth ever saw, at Its best and
noblest day. Let ua rather remember how
we took Cuba by the hand and delivered
her from her age-long bondage; how we
led halting and hesitating Europe to the
relief of her Imprisoned ambassadors in
China; how we are at this moment holding
our mighty shield over beleaguered Venex
uela, while Theodore Roosevelt says to
Imperial England and haughty Germany:
"Thus far shall you come, snd no farther,
and here shall your proud fleets be stayed."
Surely that tree Is for the healing of
the nations beneath v. note ahadowa sixteen
republics are dwelling in aafety and peace.
The teaching of this Pilgrim celebration
for us Is that our country rap be great and
coble only as she listens to the Pilgrim's
voice, and learns the Pilgrim's lesson
"Rlphteousneiis exalteth a nation. He that
saveth his lile shall lose it. Let ua have
liberty. If we have to go into exile to get
It. Let ua have Justice, though we must
dwell In the wilderness to enjoy tt. Let us
obey God's voice. If we must meet death
in his service." Or rather, "Where lib
erty Is there ran be no exile. Where Jus
tice Is, there can be no wilderness. Where
Ood Is there can be no death."
Miss Anna K. BchafTer of Chippewa Falls,
Wis., begins the new year as state super
intendent of the schools fur the deaf In
Ucorihin, to which position she was re
cently appointed by Governor La Follette.
She has been county superintendent of
schools for the last two years. Ths salary
of her new position is f,Ui
DRAIN ON RURAL SCHOOLS
Best Educational Talent of the Gsnutry
Drawn to the Cities.
REMEDIES SUGGESTED BY AN EDUCATOR
Consolldat ioa of Small Schools Urged
-Truant Schools In New York
educational Matters of
The annual report of W. T. Carrlngton,
state auperlntendent of public schools of
Missouri, contains Important recommenda
tions or suggestions, together with a fund
of statistical information. The total school
enumeration of children over 8 and under
20 years of age Is 969,482; the total enroll
ment In the schools Is 703,057; the average
dally attendance Is 472,799. There are 2.639
districts in the state having less than
twenty pupils. This la about one-fourth of
the entire number of districts In the state.
The average length of school term Is 143
days. Only 121 schools have less than four
months' term and only 1,066 have less than
six months' term. There were graduated
from the rural schools last year 1,889 pu
pils. Not quite one-half of the districts
in the state have libraries. The number
having libraries Is 4,303; S43.892.95 was
spent for libraries in the rural districts.
Of the 16,347 teachers In the state, 6.013
hold only third grade county certificates.
The average annual salary of teachers Is
S306.16. An Interesting fact In this con
nection Is that the average salary for fe
male teachers la $1.63 more than it Is for
male teachers. The total expenditures dur
ing the year were $8,169,288.43, which Is an
annual exponditure per capita population of
the atate of $2.52. There are twenty-one
atates expending more per capita on its
schools than Missouri. Both Colorado and
Nevada are spending more than twice as
much. The total amount of the perma
nent public school funds (state, seminary,
county and district la $12,795,516.53.
The following ststements concerning ru
ral schools are taken from the report:
"The little school house has ever ben
the center of community life In pioneer
countries. It loses Its attracttona and in
fluence as the country develops and grows
in wealth and population. There must be
a larger center, fuller of attracttona and
radiating more elements of culture and re
finement. Because of this the rursl high
school has become a necessity and the en
richment of rural life Is the great problem.
"Fully one-fifth of our 16,000 teachers are
beginners each year, and most of them be
gin In the country. It is a aafe estimate
that one rural teacher out of every three
is a beginner, hence much of the unsatis
factory work In the rural schools Is due to
Too Many Small Schools.
"There are too many amall schools in
Missouri. There sre 2,539 district schools
hsvlng less than twenty pupils In attend
ance. Such schools, from the very nature
of the environments, can Bat be excellent.
Just think of It, more than one-fourth t
all the rural achoola of the slate hsve fewer
than twenty pupils. Of these schools 375
hsve less than twelve pupils.
"Districts having fewer than twenty pu
pils should be given opportunity to close
their schools snd arrange with adjoining
districts to send the children there by pay
ing tuition and transportation expenses out
of the public moneys of such abandoned
district. There are at least a thousand
small districts In the atate where such an
arrangement may be made with profit
saving money and providing better schools.
Tuition paid to the adjoining districts will
enable them to employ better teachers,
have longer terma and make better provis
ion for the schools."
In speaking of consolidation of districts,
the report says:
"Under this law four districts In Jackson
county have united and this district has
the distinction of being Consolidated School
district No. 1.' In addition to maintaining
the four district schools it maintains a
high school at a central point." v
Concerning another experiment In Jack
son county It says:
"The people concluded last summer to
consolidate the schools, build a nice four
room brick, grade the school and maintain
a two years' high school course. Here Is
evolution. Graded rural schools sre coming
In Missouri. This consolidation of schools
should be encouraged and division of dis
tricts discouraged by giving directors au
thority to arrange for transportation of
children who live ' more than two miles
from the school."
The superintendent of the New York
schools has reorganised the department of
compulsory education, so that there are
now two truant schools, ons of which is in
Manhattan and ths other in Brooklyn. The
two institutions will be practically oper
ated as one school. The crowded building
at Manhattan will be used largely aa a re
ceiving' school, ami hereafter all students
committed for any extended time will be
Bent to the Brooklyn farm, the plant of
which will be very much extended and made
The city will be divided Into .districts
corresponding to the school districts. The
attendance officers will regard the district
superintendents as their superior officers,
snd these superintendents will be held re
sponsible for the districts. They will try
eases for commitment, and the city super
inteadent will issue the order on their re
port. This will greatly facilitate the work
of commitment for truancy, each pupil be
ing tried in the dtatrict to which he be
longs. Spoiled by Pride.
President Woodrow Wilson, In a recent
address before the New Jersey High School
Teachers' association, said:
'The present age Is breeding self-consciousness
and egotiam In men because we
Insist upon spoiling them, making them
think that their work is done. Apropos of
this proclivity, I could name twenty popu
lar authors who are utterly spoiled; their
work Is not wortb (he paper It Is written
on. Egotism Is a kind of Intellectual pro
vincialism that leads one to auppoce that
the world la contained In himself. When a
man goes to college ws take him out of
himself and make him know the breadth
and variety of the world te know how
amall he really la."
The Yale catalogue ahows a total enrol
ment of J.S1S studenta. ths largest In the
history of the university.
President Larry of the Lincoln Memorial
university of Cumberland Gap. Tens., has
obtained from northern sources an endow
ment of $200,000 for his Institution.
Kenyon L. Butterweld, Instructor of rural
sociology at the University of Michigan,
has accepted the position of president of
the Rhode Island State College of Agri
culture, located near Providence.
The students of the ColleRe of the City
of New York have presented to Dr. Alex
ander Stewart Webb, who resigned from
the presidency of the college on December
1, a handsome solid sliver loving cup.
The Board of Education of New York City
evidently believes In the Lower of lllustra-
iwn .i ln . tJ'.e teaching- of geography and
allied studies, and for that purpose pur
chaxed recently slides and projection ap
paratus to the amount of $10,750.
The Janitors of New York City and Brook
lyn have been the subject of legislation on
the part of the Board of Education re
cently, among other rules for their gov
ernment belnK those requiring them to be
married at the time of appointment; thev
must live within 500 yards of the school
buildings, and their assistants must be
able to read and write. Janitors will be
under the direction of the principals of the
The American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science will meet at Wash
ington on December 29 to January 3. The
program is an extensive one. A paper that
will be certain to attract attention N by
Prof. Angelo Helprln, on the subject, "Vol
canoes of the West India Islands," and is
a resume of the Investigations made by
the author at St. Pierre and Martinique
directly after the recent volcanic e.upttons
In those islands. This lecture will be tlven
on New Year's day.
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suffering. Tnst 'il
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