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v\ ftvaV* U.\4' ,V>tW' , so*' ,\.W anfnal THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. FLORA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MAY IO, 1907. NUMBER 17 NEW CITY COUNCIL Exit Van Tine -Enter Cunningham. New Administration Installad. BANKRUPT TREASURY 7^^- **--- 9'H-. city Orders Likely lo flo at A Difcouol For Somelloie to Come. V' Tbe cil y conncil met in regular session at the City Ball on Monday evening, Mayor VanTine and all the aldermen present eicept Alderman Hill. After the transaction ot tbe nsnal routine bnsi¬ neas and the allowance of the nenal batch ot bills. Mayor VanTine an¬ nounced tbe (llssolntion of the old conn¬ cil and he and Aldermen Patton, Am¬ rlne and Medley vacated in favor of the newly elected mayor, C. S. Cnnningham and aldermen 8. C. James, John Barker and Chas. Morrison. The bonds o( tbe newly elected ofBcers were ap¬ proved. The following atanding committees were appointed for tbe ensuing year: Street Committee: Aldermen Morri¬ son, HIU and James. Electric Light Committee: Aldermen , 'i. Bothwell, Barker, MorrlBOn. Ji,.- Finance Committee: Aldermen Both- ¦ ; well. Weaver, Barker. f . Pnblic Grounds snd Buildings Com- U- tnlttee; Aldermen Weaver, Barker, r Bothwell. ' .•fe Sanitary Committee: Aldermen Hill. ¦ji Weaver, James. , .it. Board of Bealth: Doctors Bowman, S Park. Jr. and Park, 8r. .5'^' The followinir appointments were made and confirmed: Marshall, Wm. f; Porter to serve for one month. Nigbt Marahall, Q. W. Qilliland. Foreman for street labor, Albert Brown. Superin¬ tendent of Light Plant and engineer for ^#-^"flre departmeoi, Wm. Parton. Ceme- Mt^'UtriP^exton. TUoa. Relay. «¦ ! The appotiW&>»>K3Wam-rally re ceived with favor. The treasnr^r'a report discloaed a de plorable state of the city's finances, there being aome fonr thousand dolUrs of nn - paid city ordera ont and a practically empty treasury. This, by tbe way, is one of the many trifflng omiesions which Ex-Mayor VanTine overlooked in his pre-election "message" to the people of Flora. A carefnl reading and a dllligent search of this "message" falls to disclose any reference whatever to an empty treasury and fonr thonsand dollars of outstanding orders. It 19 well however, for the people to know the erabsrrassmenta which con¬ front the nevrly installed admlnlstra tion. Tbe dlfacnltles are not at all In- .surmonntable. But plans nrast be de mnst have the support of the people. And the mayor mnat be for the people. I beleive that Plora can be run In a good clean manner. Bnt to do ao the offlcerf muat do their aeveral dnties and the citiiens must back them np. I am always willing to hear snggeations and advice nnd will do my beat to pleaae tha people. It has been said a great many timea that the city ia in a deplorable condition, on acconnt of having no money. It ia true. Thereia no money, but this condition hae existed before and the city is still doing bnsiness. It will come ont all right In the end. It has been said many times that no man conld be mayor of Flora with any honor to himaelf and to the citv. I do not believe tbis. I believe one can be mayor of Flora with honor to himself and to tbe City. Thtre is only one way; and that is the right way. It haa alao been predicted that there will be whiskey sold regardless of the law. Parties who sell whiskey in Flora do so knowing that they are breaking the law and placing themselves in position for prosecution. Parties who break these laws can blame no one but themaelvea if they are cau,i?ht and given the full extent of the law, and I can aay that there will be no mercy shown nor any fines remitted. I lay no claim to being a great re¬ former, bnt I was elected by law- abiding citizena and shall np-hold the law to the best of my ability. The motto of tlie present city admin¬ istration Is: "For the people; First, laat aod all the time". Don't wait to aee what the other fellow is going to do bnt give your good inflnence to the city marshall, night marshall and to the city conncil. Let all good citizens pnt tbeir shonl. ders to the wheel and help push. Besp. C. 9. Cunningham, Mayor. NORMAL SCHOOL OPENS WELL Many Young Gradwtet of the County Schoois Atpirt to Teach. EVERY LESSON A METHOD The Moii Conpletc Goaric Ever AU lemiited in a Snimer School—Ev cry LcsMi Recerded lor Fu> >tarc Um. :| .1 :^- ¦»-¦ Jj- % ¦I, ¦Mm Far«r«e Parele«. Sam Fordyce, who waa given an In - determinate sentence in tbapenltentiary at Chester a year ago for tbe killing. of James Kiley who bad invaded his home was paroled from tbat Institution last week and reached home on the ac¬ commodation train in tbe evening. He immediately reported to C. F. Brown wbo had agreed to gire bim em¬ ployment and moved with bla family to Mr. Brown's farm west of the dty. Sam's Flora frienda were glad to aee him and he will be made welcome in this community where be has always been known for hia integrity and faith¬ ful discharge of dnty and wbere little, if any blame, has ever been attached for the killing wblch has cost bim a year of liberty. T. P. Vaaeiveer Uled at Anna. Word reaohed the city oa Tneaday of tbe death of T. P. Vandlveer at the Asylum at Anna, where he had recently been removed on acconnt ot a violent turn of his malady. H', extreme age and long continned illness nad prepared vised, and provision made to take care his friends in a measnre for news of the debts created by the outgoing of bis demise administration, as well as to pay the rnnuini! expenses for the next year ft To the Vltiaenft of Vlara. It Is my parnest wish to have the co- oi)er:ition of every good citizen of Flora. It is not my int«ntion to cause anyone nncexsary tronble, bot It is my Intention to enforce the laws and ordinance of the city of Flora, If auch a thing be in my power; and I believe it is. It has been the i iistom, In the pa8t,to elect a mayor, give b'.m a gentle pnsh and let him to , go In and win. But to win, the mayor P«»f next week And yet the Intelligence cast a gloom over this entire compiuni- ty where he had so long been a familiar figure, and wbere bla list of friends em¬ braced every man, woman and child in the city and snrronndlng conntry. The remains reached Flroa on Wed¬ neaday, and the interment took plabs from the old family homestead on Thnraday, Hev. Dr. Thrall ot tbe M. E. cbnrch condncting the service. The Maaonio fraternity of which he was for ao many years an honored member, had charge of the burial. Obituary will ap- Toeaday morning Witnessed the a«- sembllng of a goodly Dttmber of yonng men and women from all parte of the county at the college to enroll as mem¬ bers of the Clay Connty Normal Train¬ ing Clasa. The forenoon waa spent In registering at the college ofllce a«d in finding boardr ing places and In B^iklDg acqnainUnce with each other. ^M dignified manner of everyone betoke^ that be or ahe had come for a vem defined pnrpose. No one waa in iaalbl or halting in de¬ ciding concemlDg clattes or studies to be pursued. Dnring the aflarnoon seision the classes were regalarly organized and lessons assigned. Bach stndent secured outline-books tor tiM several branches, and every lesson ia reoorded, outlined, topically nnmbered, and followed by a written report ol the diacussion npon every point. Prof. Qreenlaw told bia stndenU tbat in teaching the teaobers of tbe schoola of the connty he felt that be waa teaching all ot tbe children ot the county, and be Intlsted npoo the necessity of reoordlog In their booka all pointa of the laeeona so tbat when tbey went out to teaab tbey could refer to these normal leaaoaa to help their own pupils to advanqo mncb more rapidly than they poaaibly could wlthont anch methodical aid. Tbe aoboola ot Cjy ao|i,pty would be doriiii; the aoniag ^-iiUlMl yMr, a hudied per-cent more snecesetui and efflcient, if every teacher, old or young, were in attendance upon theae splendid reel tations and teaching method drilla. As the foundation is the most important part of the atmeture, ao the flrst part of tbe term and courae ia the foondatlon of the real beneflt of this trainiag sehool' Prof. Qreenlaw will grade all outline and lesson recorda St the close of the school. It is very conservative to say that his grading of 80 per- oent or higher is a oonolnsive oertlBeate that the stu- ent teacher who attains that marking ia worth ten dollara a month moro to the Echool be shall teach tbis coming year, than any careless teacher who faiU to embrace tbe splendid opportunity ot this Training Sobool. School directora hare reported jntt this week that they expect to pay better wages the coming school year than tbelr Individual schools hare ever paid before. Several boarda have reqnested Prof. Qreenlaw to hire teachers for them, telling him to jiut say that the young man or woman was what their school needed and they wonld pay any price ha said anch a one was worth. But better ecbolarahip on the part of teachers is Imperatlrsly demanded. Poor goods and poor teachers aro a drag on the market while educated young mon and women were never ih more demand tban they are today. Fairbanks' Standard Scales, Gasoline Engines and Wind Mills, acknowledged the world over as being the only- reliable Engines, Scales and Wind Mills on' the market, Fairbanks, Morse & Co., St. Louis. BORDERS & KEITH, Agents, Flora, Illinois Don't forget we alto handle Wagons, Baggies and Farm Machinery of all kinds. See us' before you purchase We can save you money Our Lawn Mowers and Lawn Swings, both steel and wood, are the Best Manufactured, and our prices are as low as can be sold bv' any person. Flour & Feed Mill. / High Grade ^ Kansas Flour For Sale or .1. f Exchange. .JOHN BORDERS. L. B. KEITH. ¦ II-ii tnlJi.-liivr._-H.'0rfiM'iaii^.,,,,i-.-n^',i,,,.:. SELECTING WALL PAPER Is not a task but a pleasure if done here. There is such a wealth of pretty pat¬ terns, such a wide range of styles. For any room we canr^ow you appropriate, handsome and durable paper. We can show you prices, too, which will enable you to paper more handsomely than you had hoped. Eagle Drug Store, 3 Makes More Cultivators Than Any Five Other Factories In the U. 8. Combined — ¦ " lallty—that's why. Compare a Deer* Odlivatar with one ol I In style, mechanical constrnctlon, workingproperties, BEST for the onrooae is nsed. Pssr* CdtMra No bluff about this—we've got the prool. Why? any other make and note the Superiority ef tb* finish—ererytbing, including material, ol which only the valors are Adapted to Evtry Possible Kind of Cultivafabio Crop and to avery possible method ot enlthratlon, and are (or aato by BORDERS & KEITH.
|Title||Southern Illinois Journal|
|Masthead||Southern Illinois Journal|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Southern Illinois Journal Newspaper in Flora, Illinois. Flora Digitial Newspapers Collection.|
|Subject||Flora (Ill.) - Newspapers, Clay County (Ill.) - Newspapers|
|Rights||Digitized with permission from current newspaper publisher.|
|Contributing Institution||Flora Public Library|