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Table of statistical details of
Hon. A. S. KISSELL, superintendent

COUNTY SUPER

Whose term of office

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Adair
Adams
Allamakee
Appanoose
Andnbon..
Benton
Black Hawk
Boone
Bremer
Buchanan
Buena Vista
Butler
Calhoun
Carroll
Cass.
Cedar
Cerro Gordo.
Cherokee
Chickasaw
Clarke
Clay
Clayton
Clinton
Crawford
Dallas..
Davis
Decatur
Delaware
Des Moines
Dickinson
Dubuque
Emmett.
Fayette
Floyd
Franklin
Trémont
Greene
Grundy
Gathrio
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardin
Harrison
Henry
Howard
Humboldt
Ida..
Iowa
Jackson
Jasper
Jefferson
Johnson
Jones
Keokuk
Kossuth.
Lee
Linn
Lonisa
Lucas
Martison.
Mahaska
Marion

Rev. J. W. Peet

Fontenelle
Benjamin Widner.

Quincy
Lenshel Eells.

Waukon
Thomas Wentworth Centerville
David B. Beers

Oakfield
H. M. Hoon..

Vinton..
E. G. Miller

Waterloo
L. W. Fisk

Moingona.
Chiles S. Harwood

Grove Hill
S. G. Pierce.

Independence.
F. A. Blake.

Peterson, (Clay Co.).
W. A. Lathrop.

Butler Center
E. L. Hobbs

Twin Lakes.
Myron W. Beach

Glidden.
E. D. Hawes

Lewis.
A. B. Oakley

Mechanicsville
Asa S. Allen.

Clear Lake.
Oscar Chase

Cherokee
W. P. Bennett

Bradford
Jesse L. Adkins

Hopeville
Charles Carver

Spencer
John Everall

Farmersburg
Roswell B: Millard

Low Moor
N. J. Wheeler

Denison.
Amos Dilley

Adel.
Moses Downing

Troy.
W. C. Jackson

Leon
John Kennedy

Colesburg
Thomas J. Trulock Burlington
Joshua H. Pratt

Okoboji.
J.J. E. Norman

Dubuque
S. W. Brown

Estherville
Marshall M. House Douglas.
Hervey Wilbur

Floyd..
J. Cheston Whitney Hampton
Russell Laird

Sidney
Isaac L. Kephart.

Jefferson
Rev. Lorenzo Dow Tracy New Hartford, (Butler Co.).
James Grandstaff.

Panora..
H. N. Curtis.

Webster City.
A. R. Barnes

Upper Grove..
Enos P. Stubbs

New Providence
Horace H. McKinney Logan
George W. Thompson

Salem...
Charles T. Breckinridge Cresco
Rev. E. C. Miles

Springvale
Matthew G. Aldrich Ida
Constant S. Lake

Marengo.
J. W. Fleming

Maquoketa
Sandford J. Moyer.. Newton..
John N. Edwards.

Batavia.
Rev. Robert L. Ganter. Iowa City.
Alexander Hughes... Monticello
J. A. Lowe

Sigourney
Albert W. Osborno. Algona
William G. Kent.

Fort Madison
William Langham

Western
Lewis A. Riley

Cairo
John W. Perry

Chariton
Rer. T. W. Hardy Winterset
Prof. George T. Carpenter. Oskaloosa..
Rev. Aaron Yetter... Knoxville..

11 35 5461 469
12 39

654
26 113 3,594 3,440
21 112 3,373 3,656

3 9 184 173 23. 157 4, 114 3, 791 33 128 3, 636 3,411 14 792, 793 2, 487 17 88 2, 263 2,055 21 117 3,043 2,885

1 6 77 75 17 87 1,733 1,587 4 18 291 227 6 20 321 319 8 38

698 7491 24 132 3,834

3, 540 10

644 617 4 9 180 162 15 701, 783 1,733 14 68 1,681 1, 616

4 5 133 106) 31 150 5, 142 4, 872 29 143 6,021 6,010

5 25 391 345 16 83 2, 157 1,955 17 83

3, 302 3, 107 19 81 2, 464 2, 1861

111 3, 193 3,054 22 70 5, 272 4,997

8 217 207

7,314 7,320 8 9 207 158 25! 133 3,282 3,218 11 65 1,598 1,599

9 47 798 7661
13 60 2,061 1,898
5 30 731 603
13 60 955 7941
13 67 1,082 1,034

35 1,026
4 8 147 135
21 76 2,536

2,364
21 73 1, 5491, 508
18 98 4, C023, 814
13 62 1,185 983

6 25 373 2

46 30 21 109

2,831 2, 572 28 141 4, 3964, 167 26 141 4, 214 3,623 171 92 3,565 3, 174 22 139 4,584 4, 253 18 130 4,091 3,837) 19 132 3,819 3,485 3 25 410

400 25

6, 677 6,554 29

1545, 629 5,326 18 69 2, 554 2, 407 13 73 2, 022 1,779 19 90 2,563 2, 303 27 111

4,332 4, 297 18 1171 4,977 4,590

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1, 460

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3,795 5, 049

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323 252 25 29 $9 04 $6 89 691 803 6. 5 $0 58 $0 59 36 1, 103 654

31 9 04 6 64

2, 140 2, 018 5. 7 39 33 113 6) 5, 416

3, 427
55 141 9 63 6 12)

6, 259 7, 295 6.7 17 20 114 65,053

2, 886
95
8 906 30

4,360
7, 114

5.6 21 25 10

317 165 7 10 10 25 7 47 860 740 6. 6 25 151 6,086 3, 882

91 162 8 49 6 66 9, 4:22 9, 601 7.5 30 32 112 6 5, 516 3, 346 56 178 10 99 6 50

1, 651 1, 681 7. 6 27 35 62 3,582 2, 294

70 56 11 61 7 59 3, 228 4, 302 5. 8 22 26 #2 2, 9:29 1, 720

8 01 5 88

4, 812 4, 824 6. 3 40 37 115 24, 255 2, 552

59 147 8 47 6 56

8, 114
7, 590
7.1

27 4

111 23 3 3 8 20 6 25 240 240 6.0 10 12 84 2, 551

42 116 7 94 6 77 5, 697 4, 996 6.5 37 40 16 324 8 15 9 82 7 59

1, 166

853 6.3 56 55 12 430 187 7 12 9 75 8 32

1,019

910 7.0 26 99 43 1 977 540 22 43 9 64 6 28

1, 779

2, 219 6. 2 51 42 119 3, 475 3, 152

90 15€ 10 35 7 31 9, 246 8, 053 7. 6 31 37 39 905 526 15 55 7 97 6 53 707 763 7. 2

53 9

130 55 6 9 7 87 6 86 540 427 3. 9 09 09 77 2, 813 1, 626

54 961 8 22 5 84 1, 040 998 6.7 26 26
2, 157 1, 317
43 60 7 75 6 23! 3, 509 3, 506

28
6
102 44 3 6 7 72 6 23 360 280 5.4

56 154 37, 703

94 162 9 78 6 66 8,518 10, 586 6. 5 26 24 139 5 7,614 88 196 10 37 6 16 1, 889 2,010

15 25 25

482 358 7 27 11 25 7 76 1, 600 1, 980 7.9 84 22, 994

1, 766

66 82 8 60 7 04 4,712 5, 066 5. 7 31 34 91

4, 903
2, 927
86 8 205 35
4, 770 5,895

20 23 84 3 3, 770

2, 008
74 501 9 05 6 84 4,024 5, 344 6. 2

33 35 113 5 5,304

2, 914

73 150 9 67 5 80 7,723 7, 999 7.3 19 26 95 8 6, 164

57 127 9 28 6 33 4, 575, 533 7. 0 23 24 8

171 84 3 9 5 83 4 70 485 330 6. 4 84 86 116

8,089
5, 289
68 149 9 73 6 34 4, 996 7,993

23 23
9
194 123

11
5 59

160
4.0

41 30
143 5
4, 872 3, 479
81 201 7 92 5 42 8,128 8,061 7.0

23 61 1 2, 260

1, 292
38
7 34 5 401 4, 322 3,722 6.5

25 45

209
742 18 57 8 65 7 27 3, 173

3, 225

6.9 29 34 58 32, 716

1, 382
51 56 11 21 8 50

3, 915 3,375

7.0 31 35
823
18 36 10 43 8 022, 0:20

1, 639

7. 2 82 1 50 55 1, 252 716

64 8 53 6 94 3, 1962, 460 5. 9 43 41 61 1 1, 235 762 49 55 8 57 6 21

3, 334 3, 566 5. 9 39 40 37 7 1,376 802 23 33 8 89 6 60 2, 263 2, 325 6.9

44 13 192 114 6 14 9 711 7 20

1, 060 975 7.8 93 82 3, 284 2, 469 46 103 10 711 8 01 1, 358 1, 437 7.4 25 31 2, 722 1, 3:29 55 65 9 66 8 53

4, 256 3, 507 6. 5 37 35 116 6 6. 136) 3,524 71 146 9 51! 6 62 6, 2607, 205 6.8

26 63 1 1, 680 1, 015

33 70 9 06 675 2,505 2, 623 6.9 52 60 ១ 22

497 333 11 34 6 79 4 98 1,2-5 1, 6:22 5.7 41 46
76 56 1 3 13 00 10 00 240 10

6.0 03 03 110

2, 573 92 102 8 53 5 91 1,378 1,564 7. 2 16 222 154 4 5,657

3, 476
69 202 9 11 5 40

9, 249 9, 670 7.2 15 20 130 3 6,566 3, 221 65 90 9 02 6 80

1, 483 1, 682 6.3 35 34 2 5, 196 3,026 69 87 7 93 5 64 4, 795 5, 824 6.1 17 21 136 5

6, 843 4,058 68 163 7 56 5 71 8, 128| 10, 152 7.1 31 40 128 3

6, 2081 4, 0581 71 167 8 25 5 66 8,777 8,354 7.0 17 22 117 15, 424

3, 1981

88 125 7 29 7 06!6, 559 8, 439 6. 3 20 22 32 745 490 16 7 22 5 63 2, 200 1, 720 5.8

29 30 13

7, 666 5, 133 76 156 10 05 7 18 1, 300 2,060 6.4 26 30 164 58, 189 4,987 118 207 9 57 7 06 9, 946 10, 852 6.9 20 74 4 3, 935

2, 508

59 64 9 741 7 11 3,825 5, 776 6. 6 20 331 74 1 3, 232 1,777 56 56 9 04 669

3,8422

4. 121 6.0 29 31 ES 8

3, 636 2, 233 66 67 10 081 7 12 4,338 5, 293 6. 3 31 34 117

6, 309 3,777 86 142 9 82 6 85 7,023 8,043 6.8 19 21 122 6,026 3,397 91 94 9 92 706 5, 4101 6, 323

6.8 21 16

$4, 064 75 $1,391 88

6,969 10 988 47 23, 96) 16 1, 433 00 17, 106 89 2, 462 80 2, 675 00

39) 00 29, 46:2 7:23, 779 83

4, 191 861 9, 438 68 19, 758 40 996 48 16, 239 03 2, 884 53 25, 198 9. 1, 669 54

678 78 157 90 14, 403 00

908 00 3,028 50 1, 538 95 3, 800 50 148 00 5,355 13 1,281 08 0,08 11 6,085 93 7,303 75 1, 803 52 1, 506 80 4:25 96 13, 429 5 2, 329 46 9, 108 48 982 43

915 00 303 25 32, 268 09 17, 615 77 37, 408 35 11, 463 72

6,608 00 400 00 15, 440 55 1, 143 48 13, 007 97 2, 923 42 11, 317 77 1, 240 38 23, 843 81 4,843 57 26, 909 1210, 019 97

579 26 257 48 49, 652 91 8, 842 56

816 00 163 42 20, 310 53 3, 555 48 9, 909 50 2,057 09 9, 793 14 13, 911 23 3, 756 46 8, 254 33 2, 009 24 9, 134 98 2, 123 23 9, 418 93 2, 867 21 8, 201 02 2, 2.20 74 3,085 30 3:23 92 18, 755 31 5, 144 87 14, 148 91 3, 866 78 28, 191 48 1, 594 03 10, 973 OS 743 61 4,332 67

142 03 633 00 849 00 20, 292 80 997 08 26, 969 91 10. 295 46 23, 603 81 2, 898 81 18, 188 47 4, 736 49 28, 739 84 10, 136 36 25, 319 97 2, 430 12 23, 351 50 1, 750 50

4,830 00 713 72 41, 886 64 8, 168 56 35, 495 97 6, 926 55 15,323 35 3,254 86 13, 167 50 1, 145 12 19, 574 23 3, 574 92 28, 096 53 4,711 03 19, 853 67' 3,582 63

540

4, 630

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Table of statistical details of the schools

COUNTY SUPER

Whose term of office

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of Iona, for 1868–69—Continued.

INTESDENTS,

begins January 1, 1870.

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ers during the year.

Amount of teachers' fund in
Er hands of district treasurers.

Winter.

34 22, 998 80 7,276 86 25 10, 719 252, 172 19 28 10,500 60 1, 929 41 45 7,322 54 1,114 51 23 12, 302 50 841 15 37 4, 196 00 1,859 81 24 16, 547 348,770 41 361 12, 346 45 1,722 66 37 982 00 229 34 41 921 501 404 83 56 2, 050 002, 496 83 34 34, 021 43 3,514 53 37 19, 036 79 4, 695 74 37 22, 267 25 3, 385 61 39 9, 337 75 1,975 00 83 3,518 64 1, 682 44 30 61, 462 33 39, 043 31 27 4, 432 00 3,292 22 30 16, 756 78 831 19 39 24, 276 91 5, 826 75 38

7, 619 54 661 50 62 8, 692 51 2, 185 20 21 20, 322 00 3,624 97 21 23, 897 46 4,974 90 24 21, 613 30 1,002 35 42 25, 349 50 2,328 83 29 13, 419 96 3,861 45 29 11, 674 50 2, 370 54 33 2,068 75 617 70 21 20, 155 06 2, 876 24 42) 5,521 471 4,993 75 27 3,122 60 330 09 33 1, 639 65

811 18 351, 438, 964 04 314, 396 84

KANSAS. The system of graded schools is adopted in every city and village of the State which employs more than one instructor. Under the general law for incorporated towns and cities, provision is made for the establishment of graded schools without any special charter or delay of any kind.

The principal cities and towns of the State either have erected or are now engaged in erecting costly school buildings; and in addition to these, during the past year a greater number of good school-houses has been built in rural communities than in any previous year.

The statistics of the last year do not distinguish between colored and white children. The law provides that the educational advantages extender to the colored shall be in all respects equal to those furnished to wbite children.

“ It is safe to affirm,” says the report, “that more than three-fourths of the public schools of the State are to-day destitute of a standard English dictionary. The maintenance of public schools, and tbe fact that in these schools teachers and pupils acquire the habit of referring to authoritative standards in pronounciation and definition, are among the most effective means of preserving the purity and precision of the English language. Accordingly, the people, whether in Maine, Kansas, or California, pronounce each word in the same manner, and use it with a like signification. One can hardly estimate the effect which this unity of dialect exerts in strengthening the bonds of citizenship. A portion of the county school funds arising from fines and estrays could not be more advantageously appropriated than to supply this pressing want."

District and county uniformity in text books is being gradually attained. The law now requires the "district board to provide text books at the expense of the district, for indigent children.” To purchase at the expense of the district all the text books used in the school, is but another step in advance. This plan it is thought would be more economical, since books would be bought at wholesale prices; teachers being responsible for books as for other school furniture, they wonld not be unnecessarily injured, and parents in removing from one district to another would be saved the expense of buying new books,

As there are 1,710 school districts in the State, and the bond annually given by each treasurer requires a revenne stamp of $1, an annual outlay of $1,710 is required, and this is also constantly increasing with the organization of new districts. I'wo-thirds of this siin might be saved by the plan, adopted in other States, of electing district officers for a term of three years instead of one. Besides giving a more experienced boarıl and greater stability in the management of district affairs, a sum might very soon be saved sufficient to supply each district with an unabridged English dictionary.

TEACHERS' INSTITUTES. More institute work has been done in the State during the year than in any previous year. Nearly the whole State has been reached, more or less, by this system of normal instruction. ' Teachers are required by law to attend the county institutes, and no part of their salary is forfeited by such attendance. It is very important that means should be provided wherewith to increase the efficiency of the institutes annually reyuired to be held in the State. “An institute should be a season of keen, hard, thorough work. To make it such as it ought to be will require three things-brain, experience, and money. The conductor must be a man of tact, to hold the convention to its work; the instructors must be persons of pith and point; and the means provided must be sufficient not only to meet local bills, for halls, printing, &c., but also to pay the traveling expense, and snitably remunerate the very best instructors and lecturers available. The State should make an annual appropriation for this work.”

SCHOOL FUND.

The school fund of the State is accumulating from the proceeds of the sale of school lands, at the rate of over $100,000 annually. The question as to how this fund should be invested is discussed at length in the report, and a safe and economical plan proposed, by which the people of the State may enjoy the benefit of the use of the money: bonds of the State, maturing in fifty or one hundred years, to be issued and sold to the school fund, and with the proceeds of these bonds to redeem other bonds of the State already issued and maturing in a few years; thus relieving the people of the sinking fund tax annually paid for the redemption of bonds maturing on shorter time. “It is, essentially, loaning to the whole people of the State over $1,000,000, for fifty or one hundred years, at 7 per cent. At the end of that time, if thought best, the indebtedness could be again funded, so that future generations, equally with the present, will have the privilege of the use of the money at a reasonable rate of interest. This plan could not be carried out without an amendment to the constitution authorizing it.”.

The constitution of the State provides that “the 500,000 acres of land granted to the

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