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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1898.
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ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING.
Reports of Clerk and Board of Direc
The regular annual school meeting of
Oregon City, district No. (12, was held at
Tope's hall Monday evening, Dr. J. V.
Norris, chairman of the board, presided.
Mrs. S. M. MeCown, district clerk, pre
sented her annual financial report,
which on motion was approved. It is
as follows :
To the Honorable Board of Directors and
the taxpayers of school district No. 62,
of Clackamas county, Oregon : "
I respectfully submit the following as
my financial report as clerk of school
district No. 62, fof the year ending
March 7th, 1898:
Borrowed from Com. Bank. . . . . 4185 00
Special tax. . . .". . 4iit:0 47
County appoitionment 358( 00
State " - 1149 20
Tuition fees (from pupils. out
side of district; 197 00
Stationery sold 1 2o
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Teachers' salaries. . ,
Janitors' " ...
Repairs on Eastham building. .
Repairs on Barclay building ....
School meeting and election exo
Janitor's supplies 27 i '5
School furniture 58 19
School supplies 190 48
Freight and drayage. .' 2 50
Graduating class expenses 34 50
Draining Eastham building ... 140 00
Furnaces, Barclay building 054 til
Repair furniture! Eastham b'ld 15 00
Pasteur filters , 1,38 50
Fuel 144 00
General expense 13 19
Gymnasium bldgand apparatus 590 78
Interest on bond a 720 00
floating debt 84 78
Notes paid Commercial Bank.. . 2017 54
Total expense . . $13,750 90
Balance in treasury 2 02
Six percent bonds due Juno 1st,
1903. . ..$0000 00
Six per cent bonds due Dec 1st,
t1900 0000 00
Note for (todays due Com. Bank,
dated Feb. 10.-1898 810 00
Note for 00 days due Com. Bank,
dated March 5, 1898 ....... 835 00
jthe superintendent assisting him by
i hearing some of the recitations as before
stated. The readjustment of salaries
now stands as follows:
Superintendent $ 1244 00
Principal f Barclay school. . . . 075 I'O
"' of lvisthani school.. . 075 00
Eight grade teachers, $40 per mo 2880 00
Two " " $4" " " 810 00
One " " $42.50 " " 382 00
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Total $13,03 j 00
Total number of children in district
as per census of 1898 1207
Female , 008
W. L. McAdam, city superintendent,
made a verbal report of the condition of
the school for the past year. He stated
that 702 pupils had been enrolled, being
70 per cent, of the children of school
age in the district; that ho had em
ployed Miss Knox, who has charge of
drawing work in the Portland public
schools, to give the teachers of the Ore
gon City schools lessons in drawing, in
order that the pupils would get the
benefit of the same. He also stated
that the vertical system of penmanship
had been adopted in the schools, and
had been in the use for six months with
the most satisfactory results. He also
recommended that another grade be
added to the school so that pupils at
tending the Oregon City public schools
cou'd have a more complete education,
when they complete their course of
On motion the board of directors were
authorized to borrow such sums as is
necessary to carry on the school.
DIliKlTOKS HHI'OIIT '
Following is the substance of the
report of l he board of directors, for the
fiscal year ending March 7th, 1S98:
It had been apparent for some time
that the airanginent made in 1890 by
w filch the piin'cipal of the Eastham
school hal virtually been given as
much authority as the superintendent,
was not working well as the divided
authorily was detrimental to the uni
form work of the school, and further the
superintendent having charge of the loth
grade, and being ol liged in the course
of his duty, to freijueiM ly le.ive h is grade
in charge of the vice-princ pal of the
Barclay school wan tending to create
disorder, as the vice-principal was not
allowed Hullicient authorily over the
10th grade to compel obedience to his
orders. We. soon saw taw that the
system must be changed il Ve expected
to get any good out of the schools, and
having given the matter careful con
sideration we decided to make the fol
lowing changes, to take effect at the be
ginning of the school year:
First: To elect u superintendent
who should have full and complete con
trol over both schools, and who should
lie lesponsiblo for their conduct and
working. It was further decided that
tl 10 superintendent fhould not have
direct charge of any grade, but should
relieve the principal of the Barclay
school by hearing two or three recita
tions a day, but t-tiil leaving him uullici
ent time to visit all the grades in each
of the schools and to oversee und advise
in the work.
Second : We abolished the cilice of
the vice-principal of the Barclay school
and create 1 the office of principal, giving
to his charge the Otii and 10th grades,
Total $0000 50
The above is an increase in salaries
over the previous fiscal year of $112.50.
One hundred and fortv dollars was
spent in draining the grounds around
the Eastham school building. ' A gym
nasium and play rooms were construct
ed at the Barclay school at the cost of
$590. A system of pasteur germ filters
were installed in each of the schools,
which cost $138. Two new furnaces
were placed in the Barclay school at a
cost of $0"i0.
We end the fiscal year with a floating
debt of $1035. Of this amount, how
ever, only $548.77 should be charged to
the year 1897-8, as the debt at this time
should be offset by the following items:
Floating debt March 5, 1897 $ 07 54
One-half months salary, teachers 304 11
Taxes 1890, uncollected 054 58
Total $1080 23
These items were not included in assets
last year or before.
This'amount deducted from $1035,
The report closes by expressing regret
at the increase of the debt, but feel that
the items heretofore explained, which
have mused it, will result in the greater
elliciency of the schools and the comfort
and health of the pupils. The condition
of the schools was complimented, and
the report was signed by J. W. Norris,
W. E. Caill and Charles H. Cuulield,
hoard of directors.
George A. Maiding made a statement
that there was considerable dissatisfac
tory on account of the gymnasium and
play rooms being closed at noontime.
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Retiring from Business
Everything must fce sold cut at one
Best Calicoes 3c.
" Outing Fannel 4c.
Fine Bleached Muslin 4c.
" Unbleacned " .4c.
Bleached Satin Damask
Table Linen 25,c.
Red' Table Linen 15c.
Large Double Blankets 50c.
Fine dress Goods 15c.
Changeable Silks 25c.
Men's Fleece Lined Shirts 35c.
" Wool Merino Shirts 40c
" Sweaters 50c.
" Socks 4c.
Ladies' Plush Capes $6-50, now $3.25
Cloth Capes $13-50 $6
Golf Capes at half price
Men's Clothing at Half Price.
Lace Curtains at Hall Prica
and all through the store at same rate.
S20.000.00 worth to bo closed out.
K K K Y S !
At our annual school meeting yester
W. A. "Woodside was elected director
and Ed Trullinger clerk.
J. F. Nelson sent in his resignation as
director, which was accepted and a
meeting was called for March 18th to
elect a director to fill his place.
Mr. Putnam of Rock Island has been
visiting at Mr. Manning's this weel;.
Mr. I'utnam is an accomplished musi
cian and is always welcome w herever he
Mr. Carlisle has moved the machinery
back to the shing'e mill again and we
understand that il will soon run on full
Geo. McCord it Co. are again running
A creamery is now an assured fact lor
this place and it will bj re i ly to run
in a lt-iV weeks.
A social party at II. 11. Terry's last
evening was a suects.-i.
March 8th. Twkcdi.k.
The' weather is beautiful and the
farmers are busy sowing grain. There
H considerable clover seed being sown.
That is sensible as this part of the conn-1
try is too far from market to make gar
dening or berry raising pay ami hay the
slock w ill consume and when ready to
sell will walk to market.
On Feb. 25th the debating society
held an entertainment and basket social '
at Colton for the purpose of raising j
funds to get lumber for a sidewalk. Mr. j
Eugene Ogle gave us some fine music
for which we are very thankful. There
were 21 baskets sold, bringing $8.70.
March 4th the school in district No. 72 ,
closed. B.Ve Ider taught a No. 1 school I
mid I hope he will be engaged for the'
Biring term. The last day a good pro
gram was rendered and it wa spleasant
ly received. Host.
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