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A work by F. W. Theobald on tbe
tMsquitoes of tbe world, prepared to
lid medical men in identifying the
kinda suspected of spreading disease,
escribes (0 species, 130 being uew.
Moat of these ecies are found in and
Irouad towua, or are pests known to
travelers and traders.
The so-called "waltzing uiice" of
China and Japan have been supposed
lo owe their dauclug peculiarity to a
lieease of tbe inner ear. After thorough
reamiaatiou of the ears of these re
ai&rkatile animals, Dr. K. KisW reaches
the conclusion that tbe organs are per
fectly healthy, and that the dancing is
in effect of centuries of confinement of
the race in small cages.
It would seeu to be a very simple
natter to dry potatoes, but in Ger
aaany, where potatoes are now exteu
lively used for making alcohol and for
feeding cattle, a prize of 30,000 marks,
i bout 7,000, has been offered to the in
ventor of the best method of drying
potatoes on a large scale. The cost of
transportation is enormously reduced
by drying, as may be seen from the fact
that three and a half tous of fresh po
tatoes yield only one ton of dried ones.
In consequence of tbe recent develop
ments in the use of potatoes, German
farmers have gone extensively into the
raising of them.
When a persons slumbers so soundly
that he can with difficulty be awaken
ed, we are accustomed to say he is in a
"deep sleep." An attempt to measure
tbe depth of sleep, in his sense, has re-
cently been made by Dr. Sante de Sane- J
tls. In Rome, with the aid of a specially
designed Instrument which prods tbe
deeper with a more or less sharp point
The doctor has drawn curves showing
the relative depth of sleep in different
being allowed to sleep fur different
lengths of time. It appears that there
are certain times during sleep , when
waking becomes easier, and a practical
application of this result of the experi
ments is suggested in tbe adjustment
of the time of morning rising to a natu
ral period of minimum In tbe depth of
each sleeper's sleep.
Surra, an animal disease of tbe Phil
ippines, la pointed out by Dr. C. W.
Stiles as a matter of great military Im
portance. It seems to have been quite
recently Introduced from India, and ;s
due to a microscopic parasite, which
lives In tbe blood and is probably trans
mitted by biting flies. It is a wet-
weather disease, reported to be invari
ably fatal to horses and mules. It oc
curs also in camels, elephants, dogs and
cats, and more rarely In ruminants, but
la not yet known in birds. It is closely
allied to the tsetse-fly disease of Africa,
and to dreaded maladies of Europe and
Booth America. Tbe chief symptoms
are Intermittent or relapsing fever,
eruption, anemia, emaciation, ravenous
appetite, great thirst, and more or lest
paralysis. The introduction of tbe dis
ease into new localities Is to be guarded
against as a serious calamity.
Since the Krakatoa eruption of 1883,
when the enormous mass of dusl
thrown Into the air was noticed to fall
aver a radius of more than 1,100 miles,
Increasing attention has been given tq
tails of dust From a study of the great
lost storm of March 9 to 12 of last
year, Professors Helluinnn and Meinar
dus hare concluded that the One sand
was swept by the gale from the deserl
region of southern Algeria, and fell In
accession In Algeirs, Tunis, Sicily,
Italy, the Alps, Austro-Hungary, Ger
many, Denmark and European Russia,
(a Sicily and Italy the dry dust wai
seen, elsewhere it was made perceptibU
by rain. It is estimated that 1,800,00(1
tons of dust was transported by the
wind, and that two-thirds of it fell U
the south of the Alps. A sandstorm ol
the present year in the British Isles It
rapposed to have had its origin In th
Men Who Build a, Sky Scraper.
Concrete layers .....
Biggem and riveters.
TUe layers 3C
Plsabers . ...
If arble workers ....
Mean fitters ,
Sheet metal workers
Bailer sad engine erectors
Mall caste workers..
fetatioaary engineers and fire mea
Philadelphia North America.
Ibost tbsl Were No Kates.
Clark So yon want to exchange these
abase because they aren't mates T
lira. Hogan -Ol do. Plrsbt Ol put
anus on me left foot aa' rwor made fet
a fslgat: ir thin Ol pot waa on me
sskt foot, an' 'twor made far tbe left
Prosti-ahartBs: Sobeaaes. .
Ofesjty-cigst proS t-sfaa ring schemes,
tlff I&&28 work people, were la
XzZm mat year la this country.
1 1 fctftaf a watch or a locket for a
'' laanmlm this ale distinction:
1 antes atast be tbe smallest yoi
f aaf tbe locket moat be tbe
H 3 C aW seats, tbe oae whs
5 trJk tf riHtSMg la tbe went
HrrHttH H4trH I I I !
Tbe American Flag:.
When Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurl'd ber standard to the air.
She tore the azure robe of night.
And set the stars of glory there;
She mingled with, its gorgeous dyes
The milky baldric of the skies,
And striped its pure celestial white
With streaking of the morning light;
Then from his mansion iu the sun
She call'd her eagle-bearer down,
And gave into his mighty hand
The symbol of her chofcen land. -
Majestic monarch of the cloud!
Who rear'st aloft thy regal form,
To hear the tempest trump'tngs loud.
And see the lightning lances driven.
When strive the warriors of the storm.
And rolls the thunder-drum of heaven
Child of the sun! to thee 'tis given
To guard the banner of the free,
To hover in the sulphur-smoke,
To ward away the battle-stroke,
And bid its blendings shine afar,
Like rainbows on the cloud of war,
The harbingers of victory!
Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly,
The sign of hope and triupmph high,
When speaks the signal trumpet-tone,
And the long line conies gleaming on;
Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet,
lias dimmed the glistening bayonet,
Each soldier eye shall brightly turn
To where thy sky-born glories burn,
And as his springing steps advance
Catch war and vengeance from the
And when the cannon-mouthings lond
Heave in wild wreaths the battle-shroud,
And gory sabres rise and full
I-ike shots of flame on midnight's pall
Then shall toy meteor glances glow,
And cowering foes shall sink beneath
Each gallant arm that strikes below
That lovely messenger of death.
Flag of the seas' on ocean wave
Tby stars snail glitter o'er tbe brave;
W hen death, careering on the gale,
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail,
And frighted waves rush wildly back
lie fore the broadside's reeling rack,
Each dying wanderer of the sea
Snail look at once to heaven anil thee,
And smile to see tby splendors fly
In triumph o'er his closing eye.
Flag of the free heart's hope and home!
By angel hands to valor given;
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome.
And all thy hues were born in heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls be
With freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And freedom's banner streaming o'er
Joseph Rodman Drake.
HE PUNCHED THE BEAR.
Kxclted Hunter Forgot His Gun and
Heaorted to FiaticnSa.
The overland train we caught at Flo
rence, says the World's Work, was fill
ed with vacation seekers picked up all
the way from Boston to Denver, most
of them on their way to California,
though one hunter of big game with
whom we talked had come up from
New Orleans to go Into the Idaho
Mountains from Missoula, ambitious to
kill a grizzly. A whole party were ex
ultingly goinj back to" their last year's
"Finest spot in the world," said one
which was not quite true, because
that spot we found later, many miles
from Meeker, whither he was headed.
He went on:
"No mosquitoes; air's too thin for
'em! Plenty of elbow room! There's
a million camps in these mountains,
near the railroad; ladies, kids an' all
that. Nice enough; they have a bully
time. But we like room! Trout! An'
deer! An' say, 'Billy, tell 'em about
"Billy" wouldn't He blushed.
Amid the unchecked laughter that
rang through the smoking room be
could not save his face. We were
mounting the continental divide to the
Tennessee Pass. Outside the Arkansas
boiled over its Jagged bed and all the
wonders of red and orange and purple
cliffs made a foreground for vistas,
dissolving as we rounded curves, of
mountain behind mountain sloping gen
tly skyward or soaring In sheer per
pendicular lines to the clouds. East
to the Atlantic tbe Arkansas hurried;
beyond the watershed 10,000 feet high,
toward which we climbed, we should
burst from tbe long tunnel to run be
side the Eagle and the Grand, whose
waters reach the Pacific.
"'Billy' fonnd an Indian's trail
dlda't yon, 'Billy V good-naturedly
jeered the one they called "Perk."
"Ton see, be thought It was aa In
dian's, a bare-footed Indian's." said
be expanslrely to tbe room in general,
"bot It was a bear's" be said It
"bean's." "'Billy was death on
bears. He used to tell us how bis un
cle killed a griscly out Oregan way
with a lead pencll-eh, 'Billy T So
'Billy took a Winchester an' chased
bis Invlalble. but trembling, quarry
let me see six weeks. I think It was."
"Three days, said "Billy.
"At last," went on tbe story, "we
went out together and beat up a neck
of woods where 'Billy said tbe bear
bad Its nest; he ssld It was s trlssly
with fourteen rattles. Billy' himself
sat waiting at the upper end. And we
did- start the beast We caught a
glimpse of him now and then like a
black pig scutterlng through the brush.
"He shot out of tbe bushes into
'Billy's' open like a waddling skyrock
et and not seeing 'Billy he sat up and
looked back. But 'Billy r His eyes
bulged ant like marbles. I tell you,
gentlemen, bis hair rose so fast his
bat went op like a day pigeon from a
trap. Ha dropped his gun and la two
strides ha waded into that bear hades
bent for kaiser. Excited? He kicked,
hu punched; be kicked again. His un
cle with tbe lead x mil and the grli
xly was nothing to "Hill' barehanded
mauling that seared, black, half-grown
cub. It wasn't ten seconds before the
bear found the mill too hot Km was no
prize fighter and while 'Billy' chased
him Into the woods, rocking' him with
everything he could reach, we rolled
on the ground and laughed. When
we came up to Hilly' he was sitting
on the grass with his legs stuck out
In front looking at tbe rifle ho had
picked it np. And crying!"
"Most of that's a lie," said "Billy."
according to the New York Tribune,
"but I guess I did forget the gun." and,
brightening a little, "I landed him a
couple of good ones, though." And we
all Joined the mighty laugh that went
PROUD OF HIS WORK.
His Karly Manual Labor Gave th
Noted t arriater Much Satisfaction.
The late D. W. Richardson, In an
address to working men, declared that
work, manual work, and that, too, of a
resolute kind, is absolutely necessary
for every man. He spoke also of the
importance of doing one's work, not
merely to get It done, but with a feel
ing of pride In doing It well. In this
connection he said:
I was Invited not many years ago to
a lecture at St. Andrew's University,
and to listen In the evening to a lec
ture by another man, like myself, an
outsider. I was not personally ac
quainted with this other man, but I
knew that he filled an Important judi
cial office In Scotland, and was consid
ered one of the most able and learned,
as well as one of the wittiest, men in
that country. He chose for his sub
ject "Self-Culture," and for an hour
held us In a perfect dream of pleasure.
For my own part, I could not realize
that the hour bad fled.
The lecture ended at 7 o'clock, and
at 8 I found myself seated at dinner
by the side of tbe lecturer, at the1
house of one of the university profes
sors. In the course of the dinner I
made some reference to the hall in
which the exercises of the day bad
been held, how good It was for sound,
and what a fine structure to look upon.
"And did you like the way in which
the stones were laid Inside?" I asked
my new friend.
"Immensely," I replied. "The man
who laid those stones was an artist
who must have thought that his work
would live through the ages."
"Well, that Is pleasant. to hear," hi
said, "for the walls are my aln daeln'."
He bad the Scottish accent when he
was in earnest.
"Fortunate man," I replied, " to havt
the means to build so fine a place," for
I thought, naturally enough, that, be
ing a rich man, he had built this hall
at his own expense, and presented it tq
"Fortunate, truly," he answered, "but
not in that sense. What I mean is.
that I laid every one of those stonei
with my aln hand. I was a working
mason, and the builder of the hall gava
me the job of laying the inside stone
work; and I never had any job In my
life In which I took so much pride and
so much pleasure."
While this man was working with
his hands be was working also with
bis brain. He took bis degree, wenl
to the bar, and became a man honored
throughout the country. "We applaud
ed his brilliant lecture; but those silent,
beautiful stones before him. which
echoed our applause, must, I think,
have been to him one cheer more, and
a big one.
t he New Pialect-
Ferhaps the tendency of some peopl
to turn evsry part of sieech into a verb
is a sign of an active nature, but It is
an unfortunate tendency. Tbe Baltl
more American publishes an amusing
rebuke to one guilty of the habit which
will please purists and may do othew
"We had a delightful time last
week," said tbe city cousin, who was
describing the Joys of metropolitan life.
"One evening we trolleyed out to a
suburban home and plng-ponged until
rxrarly midnight, and next day we au
tomoblled to the country club and
golfed until dark."
"Well, we had a pretty good tlm
last week, too," ventured the country
cousin, with a sarcastic smile. ' "Ond
day we buggled over to Uncle Josiah's,
and we boys got out In tbe back lot
and baseballed all the afternoon, and
after we had dlnnered some of th
men cldered and tubaccoed a while."
"Why," said a lady, reproachfully,
to ber husband, "you know when I say
Denmark I always mean Holland!"
Perhaps the city girl In tbe following
story, told by tbe Philadelphia Tele
graph, allowed herself a similar lati
tude of expression:
She was sitting on tbe porch, lazily
rocking to and fro, sad watching the
fireflies flitting about through th
shrubbery. Suddenly she turned to bet
companion and said. In a musing tone:
"I wonder If It Is true that fireflies
do get Into tbe haymows sometimes
and set them a 11 re 7"
Everybody laughed at what waa ap
parently a pleasantry, but the young
lady looked, surprised.
"Why," said she, "It was only yes
terday that I saw In tbe paper an arti
cle headed, 'Work of Klre-BugsT It
said tbey bad set a barn on fire. Real
Faster Instruction Wanted.
Wlgg I see tbe automobile la to be
Introduced Into modern warfare.
Wngg-What's the matter? Isn't tbe
Galling gun considered deadly enough
When a baby Is named for a pool
man, there Is no higher compliment.
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Economy and Matrimony.
THAT admirable exponent of certain modern ideas, Doro
thy lix, has been explaining tbe reason why many mod
ern meu i.nd maidens particularly the men du not
marry. She says that with tbe well-to-do classes in
general it is "an open question whether the marriage that
will require the crucifixion of their tastes and the daily and
Dourly sacrifice of their comforts will return sufficient divi
dends la happiness to-mak it a paying invejtmeat." - Shi
also points out the obvious fact that au income which will up
port one person iu luxury will not double itself by magic when
there are two people living on it, and consequently -ue or
both of the per.u concerned will have to alter in taste or go
unsatisfied. Sli? also says. "No one would undervalue the
beauty and lacredness of love, but it is a cold fact that it is
not enough capital on which to get married." Then she goes
on to talk about starvation and aliabby clothes, and tbe sacrifice
of the tastes and habits of a lifetime, and so on.
This expression of opinion undoubtedly agrees with the feel
ings of a good many modern young people, married and un
married, but it would be a considerable mistake to suppose that
it represents the mind of any large percentage of the population
of this country, even of the well-to-do and intelligent classes.
It is absurd to talk of starvation and privation in connection
with a couple living on the ordinary income of a clerk or pro
fessional man. The only question is whether they are willing
to cut their coats according to their cloth, and take In the
comfort of each other's society aud the pleasure of bringing
up their children, the recreation which they used to get out of
other amusements. If they are not willing to do this, it is
quite true that they would better not get married. The coun
try can do without that kind of married people. Washington
Training for Home Life.
IT is the old conventionality that the business of woman is
always to make a home for man, and that man's sphere lies
always outside the home, that causes much of modern wom
an's discontent, and against which she protests.
The purpose of all training, she insists, is to push the boy
out into the world and to keep the girl in, and it is from this
inequality and injustice that she demands emancipation.
The view is a mistaaken one, however, the final object in the
education of both sexes being the same to fit them for living
In fact, it is and always has been the conviction of man
kind that the life of both women and men should be lived at
home, and accordingly the aim of parents is to prepare their
sons and daughters to properly discharge their duties toward
the home. Their desire is to see both happily settled in homes
of their own, but recognizing the difference between the rexes,
and the greater share of responsibility assigned by nature to
the man, they give the boy the training necessary to enable
him to found and maintain the home, and to the girl the train
ing to carry It on.
If the aim of the parents is a mistaken one, it Is at least
implied impartially to both sexes, so that there can be no valid
claim of injustice on the part of either.
If, as the great majority of the world believes, the first
duty of woman is to the home, the training of the man con
templates also the same duty for him. Philadelphia Ledger.
Why Negro Education Fails.
ONE of the reasons why education as applied to the
black race in the United States is a practical failure is
because the purpose of education is ridiculously mis
conceived by many, perhaps moat, of those who nttciid
the schools which Northern philanthropy has established
In various places in the South. Nina young negroes out of ten
who go in for education do it with the notion that education
will enable them to live without work. For the same reason
the ranks of the black ministry throughout the South are
always full, being recruited from the product of the schools,
which put forth each year a large number of persons "educat
ed" to a point where they despise manual labor and are eager to
catch at any chance which promises them an easy and semi
iUe life, The religions and moral status of these self-elected
spiritual leaders of the race may be judged from the fact that a
few months ago there were fifty-nine black preachers in the
Georgia State penitentiaries. Portland Oregonian.
Are Babies Becoming Extinct?
THERE Is little place in city life to-day for babies. Land
lords prcferto let houses to families that bnTe no children
to do damage to the property and annoy the neighbors.
Apartment houses are generally closed against the little
ones. Dogs may be accepted, but no children. The appli
cant for a place as janitor, steward, coachman, or any of a
dozen other places of domestic service may be allowed to have a
wife mid perhaps bring her with him for service, but the ma
hogany doors will not swing open to servants' children. The
poor widow who is forced to make the living for herself aud
little ones find them a barrier wherever she turns.
A MAN WITH "P'INTS.'
Old Farmer Found Drummer Was Well
The drummer who had missed the
'rtrly morning train came into the tluy
7xa Junction station waiting room and
glanced about him. Drummers always
glance about when they come to sta
tions, big or little. They do It because
It Is a habit, the same as winking one
eye knowingly, poking a crooked
thumb over the shoulder or whan one
says about once every half minute dur
ing a casual talk on crops, weather and
so on: "Don't chew know?" These
are hard things to get rid of. So is the
But this waa not an ordinary drum
mer at least he so impressed the se
date old gentleman who was busy
studying a time table by the window.
The old gentleitan got up, went to
the drummer and held out the time
"If a train got to Pulaski about 7 In
the mornln' would that give me time
to visit Elder Sprigglna, who lives jlst
outside tbe town, before the other train
There was mourning at the end of
the finger that pointed out Pulaski.
There was hair in tbe ears of the old
man and a misty veil on bis glasses
hooked over bis eagle-like beak. There
was also a curious dip to bis straw bat
not unlike the swirl of tbe busy col
lege man out for a risque vacation
.V) panania or not Tbe drummer was
one of those cbaps of ready speech and
quick response and be answered, in a
"If you get to Pulaski on that early
train you certainly will have plenty of
.line to visit Klder Hprlgglns and enjoy
rls hospitality before the neit train
owes along." Then the speaker beam
d an amiable smile. But tbe old
.ranger never bated a wink of tbe eye
nor puckered a risible muscle.
"And If the way Is clear for real
.'nod slppln' 'long the rails at a two
orty Klory Temple gait, do you really
think a pusson could rearb Carthage
before sundown sod In time to help
. ,. . ...
Fzra Know milk the cows and do the
"I Uou't think anything about it I
know It can be done. I did it one week
ago yesterday and found Ezra well,
excepting for a little twinge of rheu
matlsin. Always was troubled that
way, you know, Ezra was."
Tbe old chap drew in his upper lip
until the tuft on his chin tickled his
nose. He sneezed, gave his straw hat
another tip forward, scratched his ear
with his lean finger, and asked:
"By dolu' a cross-country stunt for
four miles and dlvergln' to the left Jlst
'fore crossln' the canal lock the other
side of Boonvllle, do you think an old
pusson who used to peter out the best
wrestler In these parts, back, side or
rough-Hu'-tuuible holt, could fetch up
'bout time for dinner at the Yaller
tavern on the four corners kept by EH
Jones, who can take care of fourteen
men and bosses without going to Uie
neighbors? Do you think It can be
done by an ole pilgrim wbo draws a
pen shun of asthmay from the Civil
War If be should start now without
"I took tbe same route day before
yesterday and I know It can be done.
Eli is still at tbe Taller tavern, doing
a brisk business, same as usual" Aud
again the drummer tossed the old chap
a knowing smile, says the New York
Times. And again the old chap never
twitched a balr of tbe eyebrow nor
curved a bristle of tbe Up.
"And If I should take tbe evenln'
boat from Albany I'd reach New York
In time for break good Lord I lie's
gone! Snatched the train on the sip
and went qulckern a wink. They're
a mighty knowln lot and I'm glad I
got Information; for I may take It Into
my head to try a Jn'nt sometime my
self, flood by. 81. Bo glad I happened
along and found a man with p'lnts.".
1 hanking Uncle NrdL
"My niece Mary was always a well
meaning girl," remarked the old gentle
man, "but she would aay the wrong
thing every time, and she's got a boy
who Is going to equal ber." TUe old
j J. ..u,.mia ,,f ritr Ufa turS
AU too oiieu, every auy, uo
the children of the poor from a blessing Into a curse ui'Ui
insupportable burden. All too often are parents that love toeii
children as dearly as the rich love their own, forced by bars!
necessity to place them iu institutions or desert them, an
when the cause is sifted to the bottom the fault is found to w
less with the parents than with the senseless and heartless CM
toms and conditions put upon them by those who easily could,
if they would, change it all.
And Uie most pilif ui part of it, from the broader view point
is that the world is suffering a lack of development of its besl
material for future mauhood and womanhood. It is to the cfail
dreu of the poor thnt the world has ever looked for tbe best ll
the future. If the children of the city's poor are discriminated
against, must it not be said, too, that the children of the city'i
rich are being eliminated? The decrees of society render i
inconvenient and unfashionable to have children, and mst it
the great mansions know them uot. Des Moines News.
Work Does Not Shorten Life.
THE report of the census bureau, which declares tfcav
since 1810 the median of American longevity has in
creased 7.4 years, points to many vital conclusions.
Among these, it proves that with the introduction uid
enormous patronage of the railroads, steamboats, elec
tric cars and all other means of rapid transit, we have reauhed
and safely pawed that stage in mechanical development wkeo
the attendant loss of human life is at the maximum. It Jw
speaks eloquently of the progress in the science of medicine and
surgery, the improvement and increase in the number ol
hospitals and public places of refuge. It shows the triumps
of law and order, the approximate perfection of our polict
system and the growth of all those safeguards with which
society surrounds itself.
But above these things, It gives the lie to the blatant aJarmlsl
who all these years has harrowed us with his cry that tb
ceaseless commercial activity of the day, the rush for fortuns
and fame, are burning the candle of longevity at both ends,
We have been ponderously warned that the American rac
was so rapidly consuming its vital energy that each at ui
would soon b, at the age of 50, a tottering wreck, mentnilj
and physically Incapable. But the triumph over the world lo
commercial, scientific and economic progress, we are now tld
on indisputable authority, has not been achieved at such I
sacrifice. It teems that the harder we work, the lustier wi
wax, and the longer we live. Anteus-like, we rise after eacl
fall with added vigor and accumulated aggression. DetroW
The Men Who Break Down.
WHEN a man standing ut the head of a vast bual
ness breaks down the papers begin to talk of th
enormous pressure of modern life, especially in th
lines of finance and Industrial activity. There an
railway presidents who stand a great amouit )
business strain, but they waste none of their energies, and n
temperate, as all men of great affairs must be, if they would
hold their own in these busy days.
While a great business involves large responsibilities,
strong man at the head of it will be found to have selected
capable assistants, often younger men with great power ol
lesisting strain. The railway president, bank president or hc
of a trust, has his staff: his business systematized, and a largi
part of his worth to his corporation consists In his abilitj
to pick good men for responsible places.
When one comes to look over the list of men broken dowt
in business it is among those having small businens that th
greater number will be found. The man in a small way rarclj
can afford to have capable assistants: lie muit "do it all him
self," and hence worry and over-doing. There Is more f I
chance for brain fag in a small shop or agency than in a bi
business. Mexican Herald.
Honor the School Teachers.
THE Gloucester school teacher who has retired from he.
work after forty-two years teaching in the schools oi
that place, during which she was absent but twice
should be looked upon with profound respect An A inert
can humorist has said that a good teacher "should lt
made a brigadier general and have a horse and wagon to d
his riding around in," and the sentiment it that of all wh
understand what one who presides over a room in a school
building endures. A large proportion of teachers becomt
broken in health by the nervous strain after five or six years,
and physicians regard teachers of experience as among th
hardest patients' to help plrmanently because the attack ol
any Illness finds so little of reserve strength to oppose it. Tin
world respects Its teachers, but its honor and applause coei
to those who do unusual deeds, or acts requiring iiupulsivt
courage. It is, however, the regular work of carefully trained
and kindly people that upbuilds the intellectual nm spiritual
life of mankind, and none perform deeds of more lasting v.ui
than the quiet toilers between the blackboards and the desks.
gentleman's eyes twinkled, gays the
I'lttxburg Bulletin, as he drew from
his pocketbook a small sheet of note
paper. T swit the boy a toy monkey that
plays all klmla of pranks when It's
wouud up," Raid he, chuckling. "Sent
It to him for his birthday. Now you
listen to this letter of thanks I got
from him to-day. He's Just 8 years
"'Deer Uncle Ned, I am delighted
with the munkcy, thank, you. He
makes me think of you very often.
And whenever mamma winds him up
and he begins to Jump, mamma and I
feel as If we were back at your bouse
where all thone toys are, and mamma
says. "That's your Uncle Ned all over."
Good-hy from your grateful Hal.'"
"I think," said the old gentleman, aa
be folded up the letter, "that I shall
be more careful what I send him for
his next birthday."
World's fihortest Street.
It is tbe shortest In Paris, and It la
believed in tbe world. It la
des Deg.es. It consists only of four
teen stairs, nas no shops, no doors, and
no dwelling bouses opening onto ft.
No carriages or carts can drive up er
down It, and the greater part of oaa
side of It Is devoted to an array of
posters. Yet the authorities bare taken
tbe trouble to give this thoroughfare
Too Much for the Barber.
"You can't guy that fellow," said
barber, as tbe bald-headed customer
left the shop.
"Did you try Iff" asked "next"
"Yes. When he got Into my chair I
nsknl him If be wanted a hair cut, and
he said he dldu't care If I cut both af
There Is very little difference between
a good person and a bad one. (Jet well
acquainted with a good man, and yon
will find mucb to condemn, and an Intl.
mate acquaintance with a bad man
will result la the discovery of muck a
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