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Before he leaves Carronby that even
ing Mr. Brooke write a little note to
Gladys aud sends it np by her maid-
ery innoceut little note, but oue that
make her cheek glow and her heart
throb aa mjch a ever they did in th
days of old.
"My Dear Gladys: I am truly concern
ed to find you looking so ill and weak.
and disappoiuted not to have been able
to speak to you. I shall look in again
to-morrow at luncheon-time in hope you
may be downstairs agaia. Vour affec
And as Jemmie bids Mountcarron
"good-night" he says, true to the new
resolutions which he has made:
"I have written Gladys a line to say 1
shall come to luncheon to-morrow and
hope to find ber well again."
"I hope you may," rejoins the EarL and
Immediately resolves that it will be an
excellent opportunity to pay a visit to the
Rushertons. as Gladys and Jem will be
no engrossed with each other's company
that they will not remark his absence
from the i jnse. So that when Mr.
Brooke, after a sleepless night, returns to
Carronby. he finds his cousin Gladys
a!one. She is waiting for him in the
dining-room, w here the luncheon table u
spread for them.
They sit down opposite to each other
and commence the fane of taking food
on their plates and turn'n:" it round nd
round with their knives and fork.
"You left u on the 14th of April." say
Ailsdys. nitu tatal accuracy, and it is
bow the 'J"Jd of December eiyht months
nd eight days. It seems longer. Jeuinne.
i "Ye, it seems much longer."
i "And pre you glad, or sorry to eour
I a iu very sorry to find yon in this
state of health. It is w hat 1 particularly
want to icak to you about, Gladys.
What is the matter with you, and how
did it happen ?"
"I n ally cannot answer either qnesri.m.
I am weak. I think, and that is all "
"But, Gladys, this is a very s-tiou
matter. What advice have you had';"
Mr. Brooke rises from his seat and be
gins to pnee the floor.
"But ya must have advice, and at
once. I am surprised Mountcarron has
cot insisted on it. This should have been
attended to months ago."
"What is the use?" demands Gladys
' ::jaidly. "I don't want to be well.
'i -.- is nothing to be well for."
' Oi;, Gladys!" he commences, and there
"It i the truth, Jemmie. Who cares
what (..i mnea of me, unless it is my dar
ling old dad? As for Mountcarron, the
sooner I am out of his way the better.
As for myself, yon must know how little
I have to live for."
"Nonsense, child' you have nil your
life and the world before you. Yon have
everything a woman can have to lire for.
A proud position, rank, wealth "
"Ah, don't taunt me with tint!" she
cries, suddenly hiding her face in her
"Taunt yon, my dear girl? I would
be the last person in the world to do it!
But these things are of value to you, and
"They are not! they .ire not! 1 never
knew of how little value they were to
me until I had given up my very life for
them. Ah! Jemmie, don't pretend to mis
understand me. If I am dying and I
hope I am you know that it is for your
Mr. Brooke suddenly straightens all his
limbs, and throws out his muscles as if
he were going in for a stand-up fight.
The supreme moment has come. What
ever he feels she must not sec it.
"Gladys, you are not thinking of what
' yon ssy." '
"I am. f have thought of every word
nntil it is burned into my very soul. Oh!
Jemmie, I refused to leave Carronby with
you, but the effort has nerrly killed me.
I cannot live without you. My life has
been one long torture without the sound
nf your voice, and the sight of your face,
i cannot endure it any longer. Forgive
me for whnt I said then. I was mad. I
did not know I could not realize what
parting from you would be. Oh! take me.
Jcmuiie, take me away from all this, that
I so much bate and abhor, and. let me live
out the rest Of my life by your iUls."
;. She has risen from her chair during this
speech, and throws herself into his arms.
J4h is leaning on bis breast in such a
manner that he must clasp her, or she
would fall, and her pale face, drowned
in tears, is lifted with all the sweet fa
miliarity of old to his own. The young
man shakes iu every limb, is strong
arms feei as if they had scarcely strength
to support their light burden. But he just
touches her white forehead with his lips,
and then, with a might; exercise of self
control, places her back in the arm-chair
from which she rose.
"Why do yon not speak?" she asks
Mm. as he remains silent. "Why do you
aet tell me it shall be so?"
"Because." he answers slowly, "I can
"Ton cannot! Do you mean that on
refuse my love?"
"Yes. dear." he says, sadly. "I refuse
H. Heaven know what It costs me to do
ant. but I refuse It."
Their wretched hearts seem almoat to
hart ceased beating. Hera haa sank like
heavy atone in her breast, and his
drags oo in a dnll, leaden manner, aa if
it alow action would suffocate him.
;. .-Gladys!" he articulates at last, "be-
" I eaaaut be yosr lover will yoa
- MflUi to hare mni friend?"
l don't waat yon aa a friend, t have
i ' tmr Measla than I know what to 4
v rz. . I M frieada. Thar an aerar
aV wart Mead," ha aaarlaaoa,
i kiiatag bar pataJaaea. Taw
I'J taa eaata V a ate, Gf,
' tat lattacJ t far fas
and defend your rights. It is folly to si
you don't care what Mountcarron dot'
lou must care. The honor of your name
is concerned in it If he is determined to
have his own way. in spite of all argu
meut or remonKt ranee, why, of course, he
must, but we'll have a fight for i first.
"ion can do as you choose. I shall not
interfere. What good will it do? Yo
don't know how far the affair has gone.
Every servant in the house, and laborer
in the village, knows of his infatuation
and comments on it. The day before yes
terriay I came upon him myself in Moon
light Dell walking up and down with hi
arm round Mi Kushertoa's waist. Do
you suppose I cried over it? I have
wasted my fears once too often. Jem
mie. I shall never cry over anything
"I must go," cried Jemmie. suddenly
if I stay here any longer you will drive
me mad. But say (before we part) tha
you win sua look upon me as your
His eyes are bent upon ber wistfully
but Gladys has turned away, aud will
uot look at him.
"Gladys!" be exclaims, imploringly,
"Oh, go away!" she saya, impatiently
Don t worry me any more. Y'ou have
made me, feel as if I never wished to see
you again. Go away and leave me to
myself. I have more than enough to
He turns from her then, not anerilv
out in silence, and softly closes the li
brary door behind him. But aa he passes
tnrougn tne hall be puts np his hand and
brushes away the tears that have eather
ed in bis eyes.
Lady Kenton takes an early opportunity
to call at Carronby House, but In-fore she
sees the Earl she asks for Lady Mount
carron, and Gladys' mnid is summoned
to give an ."count of h- i i,;:ri
ner i in.. snip is very poor. y very
poorly, indeed ami has been so for the
last rliree days. She is lying down in her
b-mdoir. but of course she will see your
ladyship, if your ladyship will please to
"She must have advice," replies Elinor,
decisively, ''and it is for that reason I am
here to-day. Parsons. Lady Mountcarron
will le an invalid for life if she is not
more careful. I intend to speak to the
Ivarl about it.
"Ah! his lordship is the proper person
to see after her, and I've said so from
the very first: but, my lady, I hope you'll
forgive my freedom perhaps, as a ser
vant it isn't my place to speak; but still,
we have our eyes and our ears, and there
are some things as no doctor can cure.
If you could only hear that sweet soul
at night, my lady since she's been took
with these faints I've slept in her dressing-room
to be at hand when required,
and many an hour I've laid awake listen
ing to her sobbing, which is fit to melt a
heart of stone, poor, sweet, young thing,"
concludes Parsons, with her handkerchief
to her eyes.
Lady Kenton is very much shocked
when she encounters Gladys. The girl
seems to have sbruuk to half her size
since their last meeting. Her eyes are
surrounded by deep violet rings, and ber
face is white as the dressing -sown in
which she lies upon the sofa. She smiles
faintly as Kliuor enters the room, but the
tears stand on ber cheeks as she does so.
"Why, my dear child, how is this?" ex
claims Iady Kenton, cheerily, and feign
ing uot to see her emotion. "Why do I
find you on the sofa? Are you in such
pain, dear Gladys?"
"Sometimes, not always; but I am so
weak. Elinor. 1 don't want to get up."
"You must have advice at once. Gladys.
I have come over to speak to Mountcar
ron about it."
"Do you tl.ink it will be of any use?"
"Any use, you silly girl! Why, you
don't fancy you are dying do you? You
are a little tougher than you give our
sclf credit for. You have overfatigued
yourself, Gladys danced and ridden
when yon ought to have been resting,
and you have strained some muscle in
the back. Tonics and rest are all you
require, dear. When the doctor has giveu
his orders, we must see that you attend
to them, and we shall soon have
"Tonics and rest will never cure me."
says Gladys, turning her face away.
"My dear girl," replies Elinor, laying
her hand upon Gladys', "1 know that they
cannot cure the ills of life; but if they
restore your bodily health, they will give
yon more strength to bear them bravely,
and as a Christian woman should. We
all have our troubles, Gladys. Look at
me! I married a man who wa devoted
to me, and I lost him five years after
ward. My life has been very blank to me
since then. Were it not for Jemmie and
my little Hugh it would be empty; but I
have to live on and bear it We all
"But I " says Gladys, with a trem
bling lip "I have nothing."
"Oh, yes. you have, darling! You have
your dear parents, who love you so dear
ly, and your sister, Mrs. Prendergast.
And I dare say, that, by and by, Gladys,
God will send you a nearer and dearer
comfort, in a child of your own, that will
console you for everything, as my little
Hugh hai consoled me."
"Oh, no, no!" cries Gladys, shuddering,
"I don't want it I will not have it! Any
thing bat thst! I am far better as I am,
"Oh. Gladys, don't say that, dear! Ton
do not know yon cannot tell the bless
ing a little child might bring to you."
"Merer as I am now, Elinor. Don't
speak of it Yon do not know me! Yon
cannot guess my thoughts. If yon did,
perhaps on would not be sitting here
The more nnhappy yon are, dear child,
tha more noed ton have of my presence
and my sympathy. Don't turn from me,
Gladys, I weak gladly lighten roar bar
4a. If I coabl
"Thorn ia aa eare for my pala," says
Lady Moaatcawoa, sadly. "I hare
broagat It aa myself. I mast hear H kr
mrU, aasj aa wen aa I eaa."
Toa ataat hara aaaea eaaaaaar,' fa
taras Laa Raatoa, taasrfaflr, are
taa aaaaft, akat a ka ttai iafl
roim aloue. t' cld ul your sister, Mrs.
Prendei gsst, cme to you for a few
-i ks. till yoa i re strung again?"
"No! she csu leave huiue. She has
S baby of few r.ays old."
"The!" rour f i:l-r aud mother. They
certainly ought to be apprised of your
"n. ngf no!" cries Gladys, feverishly;
"don't tell my dad. whatever yon do!
He would be so unhappy to see me like
this. His life is sad enough aa it is. and
he think so much of me. And he warned
me, he warned me so ar"iutt this mar
riage," she continues, wildly, "he said I
didn't love Monutt-arron. he begged me
to consider, he told me"
"There there, bush, dear." interposes
Lady Kenton, fearful of the effect that
excitement may have on Glady's weaken
ed condition. "Don't talk of that now. I
know of course I cannot help seeing
that your marriage is not entirely a
happy or sympathetic one, but things
may come right yet, Gladys, and we can
not make them better by discussion. Try
and calm yourself, dear! The very first
thing to be dime is to procure proper med
ical advii-e for yon, and when your health
is restored it will lie time to think of cur
ing the other trouble."
"It will never be cured. How can St
be?" says I.ady Mountcarron, despond
"To say that is to doubt the power and
goodness of God, my dear! However, 1
know you are uot in a fit state to argue
the matter now. Try and hope for the
best, and remember bow many friends
you have who love you, and will never
cease to love you, whatever happens.
She leaves Gladys, apparently calmer,
but with a look of abject despair uon
her lovely countenance. Iady Ilentop
knows why that look is there, and it
makes her heart bleed.
As soou as Elinor quitted Lady Mount
carron s presence she goes lis sea r D ot
the Earl, and finds hi in, luckily, at home.
Her strictures on his carelessness, with
regard to his wife, are so much severer
than either General Puller's or Mr.
Brooke's, that Mountcarron is complete
ly taken aback, lie hardly recognizes hi
gentle cousin, Llmor, in the woman who
goes straight to the tioint, and does not
spare him one iota of the blame.
You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Monnt arron," she exclaims, "to have let
that poor child suffer as she has done, for
weeks and months, without calling in
medical advice for her! 1 here Is not a
servant in the bouse who ilocs not s-e
how ill she is! Oh, don't (!! me that
Gladys has not confided iu you! When
have you ever Invited her conlulence.'
And do you, for the matter of that, de
serve it: It was your nnsiiiins. a iter
husband and protector, to have found out
that she was ill. Any one cau see it. Th
most careless eye cannot light uimn ber
face and figure, without knowing she is
Aud von say you waited to be told.'
You are a nii-e person to have the chargn
of a young, delicate girl, I must say
"Really, Nell, you quite take my breath
awav, witn tli;s attn'g. hi course l win
have a doctor for Lady Mountcarron, if
it is necessary. Shall I send for Cham
Certainly not! What should Dr.
Chambers know of spinal disease? You
must write to London for a specialist
Sir Francis Cardwell will do, or Mr.
Boone. Anyone so long as he is a first-
"Cannot you write for me?"
"No! yon are the proper person to do it.
Here are pens and paier! Hit down and
write to Sir Francis at once, and ask him
to name the earliest date be can visit
arronbr. It will be a nice thing if the
tory of your neglect gets to the ears of
the Fullers. Enough to make a man take
his daughter bark again. 1 should think.
At least. I know that is bow I should
eel about it."
But I assure you I had no idea she
was really ill," snvs the Earl, as he trau
scrities the note to Sir Francis.
More shame for you, then! I :ell you
hat she is Tery ill, indeed, aud require
the utmost care. I suppose you don't
want to have her on her back a chronic
invalid for the rest of her life, Mount
carron? But that will be the end of it,
if it is not taken in time. And heaven
nly knows how much of this is due to
our conduct to hi-r, and how much is
'I think you're deuced hard upon me.
Elinor," says the Earl, ruefully; "I'm sure
don't know what I've done so much out
f the way. I've never refused my wife
nything she asked for, and I've given
her every liberty and indulgence possi
And taken the same yourself, by all
accounts, exclaims ljidy Kenton, sharp
ly. "However, I have no wish to discus
the matter further. Is your letter ready?
Let me put it in the mailbag. I shall
ave no peace of mind until I know it is
on its way to London. Good-by! And
with a curt word of farewell. Lady Ren-
ton seizes the letter and walks out of the
Lord Mountcarron is so startled by this
nterview that the next thing he does is
to go to bis wife's boudoir and ask for
admittance. His apiiearance is so unsual
that the maid who admits him cannot
conceal ber surprise. Mountcarron walks
wkwardly up to the sofa and perceives
(perhaps for the first time) how very
much changed she is in face and figure.
"Elinor's been talking about you to
me, he begins clumsily, "and I ra awful
ly sorry to hear you're so ill. Why didn't
you tell me of it before?"
If yon couldn't see it it wasn't worth
while telling you of it, Mountcarron."
"Well but what is the row with you?"
"Oh, nothing, thank you. Nothing of
any consequence. Only a little beadacbe.
shall be well to-morrow."
"But Elinor declares you're very bad,
and has made me write to Kir Francis
Cardwell. It will look very funny when
he takes the trouble to come here, if he
should And there's nothing the matter
I bar no doubt he will manage to find
something. Doctors generally do."
"Well, I dare say be will come to-morrow
or neit day. I told him to tele
graph. Can I do anything for you, tdVan
"Nothing, thank yoo. Pray go back to
yoar own friends. I know yoa hate a
Mountcarron (considering that he has
done hla duty) goes downstairs again, and
orders hla horse to ride with Miss Hush
erton. Oa tha third day the great doctor
arrives from London, and makes a ailants
examination of Gladys' spine. Ha la
qairos lata all tha araptoms, and re
ceive a datailad aeaaaat from Parana,
of tha aala her lad haa saffatatf. and
tha (alaUag Ita wbiek MWwed H. Mr
rraaeia la aaara tfcaa akaarfal la the
Ca It aJaaaal Jaaaaa aa ha laagha
at the -t is tit's loug face, and pooh pooh a
the ides of danger, and declare that a
f. .t-k of care will see Lady Muuut
carrnu as slroog as ever. But a he de
s.vi.il to the library to interview the E;"rl
his f-e tells a different tale. He enter
th reitn in solemn sileuee and busies
biniu-lf in reauuiiug bis great-coat aud
"Well. Sir Francis, aud what I th
verdict V exi-laiuis the Earl.
"Her ladyship is young, my lord just
twenty, she tells me and youth is every
thing in her favor. But I regret to ay
I dtect grsve rympioiur iu lier case.
There is decided mischr to the spine.
There seems to have !ees constitutional
delii-ary from the first, and it has been
aggravated by extreme i-ari lessuess and
overfatigue. Her ladyship will haie to
preserve ihe recumbent position for some
week iu fact, for the preseut altogether.
1 cannot say more now. If you desire it,
I will see Lady Mountcarron again In a
month's time, when I shall be lietter able
to form a decided opinion. But you must
-e thst she keeps strictly to the sofa.
No dancing no walking no ridiug. No
rising at all. in fai-t. except to go back
ward and forward to her bed. Her lady
ship tells uie she intends to go to town
fr the M-aoii. She must not think of it
If you value her beslih, my lord I may
say. ii.-r life you will see that my orders
are strictly carried out."
"1 suppose you've told all this to ber
maid?" says Mountcarron.
"Yes. I had a long talk with ber, and
she wins an intelligent person."
And the good man puts a check of fifty
pounds into his nk Let and steps into
the carriage that is waiting to convey
him back to the statiou.
(To be continued.)
Au orator, like an editor, must do a
great deal of Indirect preparation for
his work. In the library of the line
Thoiiiiis Cor win. Ohio's most eloquent
orator, there in still pointed out a vol
ume of eeli-cllou of Brltluli era tors'
spiiH-hcK w hich lie often read while
intMltatiiii; on the themes of the ad-
dntt" hi- was to deliver. He wan do
ing two thing: getting hla tulnd Into
the mood for high thinking, and suf
fusing It with the style of these mau
lers of English expression their nico
tic, elegancies and peculiarities of
Mr. Corw ln was also a constant read
er of the English Bible. Ho drew from
It Illustrations, and timil lilts of history
to point mid ndoru bin political
One of his most effective specchis
was au exposition of the narrative of
Noah' building the ark. The farmer
who li.steiicil to it cried, laughed ami
xliotiteri. When tlieonitor had finished
they knew not whether they had heard
a si-rtnoii or a ntutiip Bpeecli, but they
did know that they bad a clearer idea
than lie fore of political and n-ial cor
ruption, and a more Intense admiration
of the men who rcfuwd to follow n
multitude bent on doing evil.
Mr. Dana, of the New York Sun, one
of the most accompllstied of editor. J
ailviscs young Journalists to familiar
ize themselves with the English ver
sion of tbe Bible If they would acquire
a good newspaper siyle Mr. Corwln
used to advlw his law students to read
the Bible as the first book In theft
course of studies.
Thaddeu Stevens was celebrated
both as a great lawyer, and as the lead
er of the House of Kcnresenlaf tv
during and after the civil war. One of j The f 0cce..ful Teacher.
many instances of his ready wit was Her manner Is bright aud an I mated,
given at the trial of a case in Cham- so that the children cannot fall to catch
bersburg. Pa., a few years before hU something of ln-r enthusiasm. Her lea
death. ! sons are well planned. Each new step,
He had Ix-en engaged by the heirs of resting tiou a known truth, Is carefully
a wealthy bachelor to contest a will
made iu behalf of a man who was to
Inherit the whole estate. Mr. William
M'Lclkui was engaged in defense of
the will. When Mr. Stevens had con
(iiiiM his most 'able and brilliant ar
gument. .Mr. MLellan began his reply
"May it please the court: Gentlemen
of the Jury. I can scarcely hope to gain
your attention by any effort of oratory
on my part, since you have Just been
addressed hf the great and eloquent
advocate who has preceded me, ntid
whose reputation as a lawyer of emi
nent ability is uot conflln-d to his own
State or country "
Just at this point Mr. Stevens Jump
ed from hi seat, and Interposed.
May It please the court," he said
quickly, "I claim your protection. I
did uot say anything of that kind nlxitit
Mr. M lllan!"
Mr. Stevens won the case. His little
Joke on the opposing counsel, however.
had little to do in bringing about that
Way and Means.
'How," demanded the advocate of
equal suffrage, impasslonedly, "are
women to be Induced to stop and re
"Put up mirrors."
They searched for hint who had spok
en, but found him not, nor knew they
aught of him except that he must be i
supporter of the ancient regime and a a
o!erver of human nature. Detroit
"Have any luck on your fishing trip?"
"Caught some beauties, ehT
"I didn't get a nibble."
"But you said you ware lucky."
"I waa; I fell Into tha river and didn't
get drowned." Washing-tot Bur.
"That young Pilling la a fuaay fel
I should say be waa. When he part
hla hair In tha middle he ataat th
hairs on each glde-Cleveland Plain
DM Ma Oratlfr JBer Wish
He waa read ing aJaajd: "Bean, it la
aald, have a rtrtooa prapanalt for
"Oh," aaa hitarraayaai, "tow I
yoa waraa toarT-Pataaai faaa
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.'Uifiij U. J7L LLAi 1U,
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO PU
PIL AND TEACHER.
Nrerasitr 'or the B1 Kd neat loasl
Advsslssrs la the Hrtat Diatricta
The Bacccaaful Te ic'i w and Her
Method -No I'r on-M4jle Books.
Higher F cioola ia Fmall Towna,
Tbe Governor. Iu bis message, says a
word about "the necessity for better
and higher educational advantages Id
the rural districts." The State distrib
utes the money according to "the liuui
lier of resident taxable In ea.?ii dis
trict." It very often hapix-ua tha V'r'
will be a rural district whose srdrse
aud scattered populatlou contains very
few "resident taxa files'" heuce tbe
State appropriation is very small and
the school Is inferior.
The tendency of this situation is to
aggravate the disiosltion of citizens to
move from the country into tbe towns,
and to add to the Dumber of deserted
farms. The State should rather do all
In its power to imike Ilfu iu the country
districts more attractive, aud to lessen
the motive which urges eople toward
tbe tow lot and cities. The Governor
wisely says, "Tbe rural diatricta should
lie supplied with high school facilities
equal to those enjoyed by the cities aud
larger towns." Such schoolB, In bene
fiting tbe scattered rural districts, aud
in rendering life there more desirable,
will benefit tbe whole State. It Is Dot
alone in the country towns and In the
cities that there are found Iwys and
girls who will repay tbe cost of edu
cation; there are Just as good minds In
the country as iu the city. Inventions
of great value to the community are
Just as likely to spring Into being un
der the blue frock of the farmer's boy,
as under the apron of the mechanic,
and especially Inventions tending to
make farming less toilsome and more
profitable, .still more, the cities are
constantly living upon tbe country.
Tbe cities may well afford to lie taxed
to educate not alone those who are now
In the city, but those who will lie here
hereafter. It is not for the benefit of
the city tluit those who come from the
country should come narrow-minded,
having Icarmil only the three R's, and
these, perhaps. Imperfectly. With bet
ter schools In the rural districts there
will Ik no such tendency for families
to crowd to country towns aud cities.
and those who come will lie better pre
pared thnn now for Intelligent citizen
ship and for business.
j Tim Governor Justly argues that the
advnuce In agriculture demands a lilgli-
er quality of mind for Its successful
1 prosecution. The farmer who is not
I up with thp tfmes cannot hope to cotn
j pete with his competitors. The school
j for the farmers' boys must lie as good
as the achool for the boys of the mr
chant and the mechanic. He proposes
that. Instead of the proportion of school
money being based simply upon tbe
number of "resident taxables," the ap
propriation for each district should be
divided Into three parts; that one-third
should lie bused on the "numlier of tax
ables," another third on the number of
children of school age, and another
third on tbe number of schools In each
presented. Everything is In readiness
for the day's work, and she carries out
her plans easily aud naturally. Old
subjects are Introduced In ever-varying
dresses, and manner and matter of
talks are changed liefore the children
lose Interest in them. She talks only
of what Is within the children's ex
perience. Her language Is suited to her
class being simple In the extreme if
she Is dealing with young children.
When she addresses the whole class she
stands where all can see and hear ber.
She asks for only one thing at a time,
with slow emphasis, In a low, distinct
voice. She controls her children per
fectly without effort. Her manner de
mands respectful obedience, She is
serene. She Is Ann and decided, as
well as gentle, patient and Just. She is
a student Is uot satisfied with her
present attainment. She is herMf an
example for the children to follow,
holding herself well, thinking contiwt
edly, aud being always genuinely sin
cere. She is a' lover of little children,
striving to understand child nature.
True teaching i to ber a consecration.
She baa entered into "the holy of IioIIihi
where slngleuess of purpose, high
Ideals and self-consecration unite In one
strong determining Influence that sur
rounds ber like an atmosphere."
Home Hnaiftve Fisnre.
Statlsilcs show that the chewing-gum
btisluessiif the I'lilted States Is $14,.VKI,
000, and the peanut buslnews is several
million larger. One dry goods bouse
in Chicago, Marshall Field Jk Co., docs
a business of WO.OUO.OOO; another busi
ness in New York, Clafiln V Co., does
910,000,000, while the entire school
book business of the United States Is
ouly ffl..V)0,000. From the best Informa
tion available It appears that the en
tire school-book business of Georgia,
Including tbe colleges and high schools,
doea not eceed $100,000. A resolution
has already passed the House of Rcp
resenUtlvea and will probably pass the
Senate, authorising the Governor to ap
point a "school-book commission," the
duty of which commission will be to
"?rt-,,n whether any better plan of
furnishing booka to onr acboola can be
devised than tha one now In vogue.
Tbe geweral impression aeema to pre
vail that Georgia la paying an eaor
motia amount erary year for achool
booka. If It be trae that oar achool
boak Wtl amoaati to edy $100,000, aa4
irt tJ It that Ja It a tar fra tka
1 correct figure, then It Is rery clear tha
' SMiie of our legislators have a very er-
ronei.js Idea aa to the cost of our booka.
'1 be opinion iinx tbem seems to be
that Georgl.i Is paln; about a million
dollars mt year for school books.
Southern Educational Journal
Pont' for Teacher.
One of our educational exdmnges re
cently offered prizes for the lies! selec
tions of Iua'ta for Teachers," sent in
on )MMtaI curls. Tbe prire curd con
tained the following warning note:
Don't forge the pleaitaut "goo-1
morning" w hen entering your class
room. . IXin't forget to commend your monl
tress who lias attended to ber duties.
Yourcommemlatlon umwiw a great deal
Don't worry. "Easy to say?" Really
It pays to even make the effort. Worry
never helps; It simply takes away the
mrength to bear what will come,
wliPther you worry or no.
Don't lie discouraged. Y'ou have done
your lKt li-ave the result to the fu
ture the harvest may be a big sur
prise. No Pr'aon-Mad" Hook.
The School Journal In a rei-eut num
ber ijs: "In Illinois and New York
attempt are Iwlug made to secure ler
istatlon tliat will turn the publication
of text books over to the penitentiaries.
There actually are a few misguided
teachers of strongly rxxialls-tlc views
who think this proJeit of uimdu luxated
alnlnlty might not be so bad after all.
One New York leglsla-tor haa already
proposed to have the Suite appropriate
$l.r0.000 for the practical Inauguration
of the era of 'uisou made' book. The
State Teachers' Association ought U
take Immediate action. Let the Execu
tive Committee open a newspaper cam
paign to save fhe State from thii
How He Meant to Settle It.
Judge Murphy was trying a case In
San Rafael once. It was a murder case,
and bitterly contested, it had not pro
ceeded very far liefore the attorneys
got to loggerheads. The attorney for
the defence did his Im'1 to Imitate the
attorney for the prosecution, and the
prosecuting attorney retaliated with all
his might. Finally matters got to such
a pitch that the attorney for the prose
cution turned ilium his opiHuient aud
called him down In ojm-u court. Judge
Murphy Interrupted, saying:
"Gentlemen, gentlemen, this won't
do. This sort of thing is very diKre
stec(ful to the court. This Is no place
for such exhibitions. If you gentlemen
have any differences to settle, settle
them out of court."
The attorney for the defense imme
diately rose and said: "We have no dif
ferences, If your honor please."
"If your honor please," said the prose
cuting attorney, "I wish to say that we
have differences. And I wish to give
notice that when court adjourns I in
tend to crack that man's head over
Judge Murphy exploded. "How dor
you, sir? How dare you? This is the
grossest contempt of court! How dare
you come here and attempt to terrify
counsel? I fine you $,"i0, sir; $.V."
The atorney replied: "That Is rather
hard on me. If your honor please. Your
honor distinctly suggested that I should
settle my differences with this man out
of court, and I gave notice of my Inten
tion to do so. That was all. I have the
highest resiect and appreciation of
your honor's Judgment in such matters,
and I felt proud to accept your honor's
Judge Murphy was not proof against
such subtle flattery, and the flue was
promptly remitted. San Francisco Bul
letin. To Kalsn Frog Legs for Market,
Frog-farming Is likely to be an Indus
try of the Immediate future. The l"nl
ted Stale FWi ttiun1Hion is now In
vestigating tilie subject, and (-outsider
Ing the largo d'-ntand ami the high
prices paid for lgn M Is believed that
there otijlit to Is? money In the busi
As niartcm now are the frog crop Is
wholly wild. The legs are gathered
from nil parts of the omniTy. and the
principal market for them is in New
Ym-k City, though Chicago and other
large places call for a cousldcraHe sup
ply. Fulton Markm alone sells from
7?;,ii00 to 100,000 iKmiwl of them an
nually. Missouri is the greutiwt pri
dmHng State, the town of Keiuiett
almie shipping tSO.000 pouml of dressed
frog logs annually and New Madrid
The plant required for a frog farm !s,
acwrdlng to the officer of the Fish
Commission, btfh wimple aud cheap.
All that is iicoded Is a shallow pond.
This requires) no preii ration, except
pirtiaj the plaining of a few bushes
round Its edge. It V considered a good
idea to build a low board fence around
rhe-jsrtid to keep out snakes and small
mammal that are fond of a frog diet. .
The fence should be clone to the water,
so that birds cannot stund liwlde ami
pick up pollywogs fisjn the water.
For countless age woman has walk
ed the earth a stranger to herself. She
saw herself only through the eyes of
man, and knew herself only as wife,
mother, or "old maid." Like i-aznrus
In his grave-clothes, abe stood wrapped
in the cerements of man's egotism, aud
no one said, "Ioose ber, and let her
But In the slow process of social evo
lution a change baa come, and to-day
woman demands that "ber sei shall
no longer take precedence 0f ber hu
manity," abe aaks that abe shall hare
the same opportunity to develop Indi
viduality that man baa, and aha says
to tbe egotiam of man, "thna far and
no farther T Womankind.
To aid In Wing mm taoth straight a
new Ola bolder baa a frame with two
paraUal guides, batwaasj wbleb tft Ita
la taatiml to wU It r lyae.
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