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About Lexington wheatfield. (Lexington, Or.) 1905-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 21, 1907)
LEXINGTON GROWS WITHOUT WATCHING
LEXINGTON, OREGON, THURSDAY MARCH 21, 1907
The debate last Friday was very
closely contested. Each set of deba
tors has one more debate before the
contest closes then the rankings will
be added up and prizes awarded.
The last meeting of the social club
was held at the home of Miss Ruth
Brown. As usual a very pleasant
evening was spent in playing games.
The last legislature made some im
portant legislation in regara to school
attendence. It seems the legislature
considered that if a large amount of
money were to be spent for school
purposes and if parents didn't have
ambition enough to send their children
to school, then the proper authorities
must see to it that the pupils are at
school and the money used as it was
intended. Following is substance of
the new law:
All children between the ages of 9
and 14 years must go to the public
school all the term. Children from
14 to 16 must either work or go to
school. The exceptions to these re
quirements are children in private
schools, pupils physically unable to at
tend, pupils, under 10 living more than
one and one-half miles from school,
pupils of any age living more than 3
miles' from school, and pupils under
private tutors at home.
The steps for the ! enforcement of
the law was given as follows:
1. Appointment of truant officers in
each district. 2. First class districts
have power to call on police. 3.
County Supt. furnishes officers with
a list of teachers. 4. Teacher com
pares record with census each month.
5. Teacher reports delinquents to Sec.
of boundary board. 6.. Sec. reports to
truant officer. 7. Officer notifies par
ents and teachers. 8. Officer makes
complaint . to Justice of Peace. 9.
Justice issues warrant and conducts
trial. The punishment for truancy is
a fine of from $5 to $20 or imprison
ment of from two to ten days, and all
officers including the School Supt. and
teachers, may be fined from $5 to $20
Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas
City, Chicago, St. Louis,
' Tlcktu to and from all points of tlie Unit
ed Still tin mid Kui'oiie,
Trains Leave Lexington, Daily, ex
cept Sunday, 11:35 A. M.
Trains Arrive at Lexington, Daily, ex
cept Sunday . 5:10 P.M.
Trains Connect at Heppner Junction
with Main Line trains for all
points East and West.
Wm McMurray, G. P. A
for failure to perform the duties in
cumbent on them under the act.
This law goes into effect May 25.
In using a cough syrup, why not get
the best? one that comes highly recom
ended is Bees Laxative Cough Syrup,
contains Honey and Tar and is superi
or to other cough syrups in many ways.
Children always like it because It con
tains no opiates, is a laxative and is
guaranteed to give satisfaction or your
money refunded. Try It. Sold by W.
Clark's Canyon school will close the
29th of this month.
The Hughs district will have a bas
ket social the 23rd of this month.
Win. Padberg has planted six acres
of potatoes and is not through yet.
Joe Hughs killed a coyote this
week. He believes it was a good luck
Miss Her will begin teaching next
Monday in the new district 5 1-2 miles
ueacfi SB rot A
FOUND AT LAST
J. A. Harmon, of LIzomore, West
Va., says: "At last I have found the
perfect pill that never disappoints me;
and for the benefit of others afflicted
with torpid liver and chronic constipa
tion, will say: take Dr. King's New
Life Pills." Guaranteed satisfactory.
25c at W. P. McMillan's Druggist.
east of Lexington.
Bert Myers says his brother had
blood poison in his hand. H was
taken to the hospital and the doctors
say he is out of danger now.
Geo. Allyn spent last Sunday with
Em Hunt visited with his mother in
Heppner last Sunday.
L. E. Fridley and family visited at
Mr. Basey's last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson, late from
Missouri, are living on the Eph Eske
HAVE WHAT YOU WANT
ANY KIND OF MACHINERY
WE SELL EYERYTHING YOU USE,
EAT and WEAR
All Kinds of Produce, Hides, Pelts, Old
Copper Boiler Bottoms, Tallow, Old
Theo. Cork and daughters, Mable,
Etta and Anna were Lexington visitors
Mr. and Mrs. W. T, Campbell and
son, Arthur spent last Saturday and
Sunday in Heppner.
W. T. Campbell finished his seed
ing last Saturday. A Utile late but
better late than never.
Etta Fay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. VanWinkle has been on the sick
list but is better again,
Here we come once more. You
have not heard from us for a long time
but we are all as happy as ever.
TVftk Tiwci K7 rlln Downatfttra
.Would De ATrrtml.
Falls on staircases are of rather com
mon occurrence, especially In houses
where the stairs are steep, dark or
built with sharp turn. The frequent
causes of fierws falls have suggested
that fae likelihood of accident of this
kind would he lessened considerably
If all steps were built according to a
standard of height and breadth.
A child's fall on the stairs Is apt to
he bad emi:j:li. and for an adult it
U fie UJlo Otore f
may nave serious conse;osnci's. mr.
for an aged person the result Is sot
unlikely to be fatal; hence It Is held
that the construction of staircases de
serves more attention than Is ordina
rily paid to it.
f xue irouuie is mm Biuir uummug is
not a natural meuiou of progression
for the human being. A child may
learn to walk with ease, but It Is a
long time before It can ascend a stair
way in an upright position without
losing its balance. Stairs have been
brought about by necessity, however,
and the ordinary person has become so
accustomed to them that he dashes up
and down them without paying any
more lieed to his steps than If he were
walking on a anrfaes level. Motion be
comes purely Mechanical, without any
effort f will, and the muscles of the
leg automatically adjust themselves
o as to lift the foot to the height of
the rtepa cm the stairway most fre
quently used. The stride unconscious
ly become adapted to a certain height
In taking step.
Thia uneascius tlmat0 of height
often Is ttiecauie of many falls. When
a different stairway Is used the foot is
nnneeuitotned to th pitch, and hence
a trip Is likely to occur. On narrow
and steep staircases there should he a
hand rail on each side. The Instinctive
clutch following a stumble would
mean the saving of many limbs and
heads. But the surest way to obviate
accidents would be to standardize all
stairways, at least In the matter of
height. New York Press.