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IS THIS SO?
MU. JAMES U. KLADE's INDICTMENT OE
00U SCHOOL SYSTEM.
The Hiew York School Journal
contains a portion of Mr. James H.
Slade'a recent speech on the condi
tion aud needs of onr public schools.
This must not be confounded with
the Hon. James P. Slade, State Su
perintendent of Illinois.
Mr. Slade does not seem to be at
all afraid of his pedagogical con
stituency. He says that "the Quincy
experiment, or rather the Quincy
achievement has established one fact
beyond dispute: Our school system,
as a whole, the land over, is a mis
erable and lamentable failure. Its
results are ridiculously inadequate
to the time and money expended
upon it. Wc are graduating chil
dren by the thousands each year,
under the general supposition that
they are fairly educated; whereas,
as a matter of fact, in any proper
and comprehensive use of the terms,
they can neither read nor write."
Richard Grant White himself has
been scarcely more condemnatory
of the public-school system of the
United States than this.
Again, Mr. Slade says: "During
tho last seven years I have seen a
great many schools in different parts
of the country. I have Been com
paratively few that were very good,
many more that were fair, and by
far the greater number that were
positively bad. I have seen a good
many incompetent teachers, but a
good ninny more incompetent
school-committee men. In short, I
have no hesitation in saying at the
outset that such defects as exist in
onr school system are mainly due to
tho inefficiency of school boards.
"They tell a story of a man in a
New England town, who, when the
question of tho election of school
committee came up, arose and said:
I movo that we have 10,000 school
"'What do you mean?' said the
chairman: 'there are only 2,000 per
sons, men and women grown, and
children, in the town.'
"Why," said the maker of the mo
tion, "I only propo&e that we have
the same committee we have always
had one man and four ciphers."
The chief reason of the inefficien
cy of school boards lies in their
inability to appreciate their own
incompetency. "Just as it has been
taken for granted that auy girl who
graduated with a fair degree of
credit from some high school was
fitted to teach, so school-boards have
assumed that because they were
generally fairly educated and suc
cessful In their own professions or
business, they were perfectly com
petent to direct and manage a school
SEVEEE ON SCHOOL DIRECTORS.
Mr. Slade continues : "The lawyer
on the school-board would unhesi
tatingly refer a client who required
spiritual advice to his colleague, the
clergyman ; the clergyman would
urge Peter's wife's mother to send
for his associate, tho doctor; the
doctor would decline to draft her
will and suggest the employment of
his fellow member, the lawyer. But
lawyer, and clergyman, and doctor,
and carpenter, and butcher, and
baker, and candlestick-maker, will
entirely ignore the fact that teaching
is a scientific profession, requiring
careful and special education, and
assume the responsibility of school
management with delightfully un
"Paradoxical as it may seem, from
ray observation of school boards, the
fact seems to be that the more faith
fully and conscientiously they uttend
to their duty, the more they impair
the efficiency of the schools they are
intended to improve. In the first
place, for the simple reason that the
whole course of the education of the
average member of the school board
has been in an entirely different di
rection ; he is as unable to judge of a
pchool as of the management of a
ship. He cannot distinguish be
tween a good school and a bad
school, or between a good teacher
and a bad teacher. The chances are
that the very things he commends
have no proper place in a well-conducted
and constructed school ; and
the very things he condemns are in
dications of interest and progress on
the part of the pupil, and enlighten
ment and originality on the part of
the teacher. The probability is that
the more funereal the aspect of the
school, the more rigidly erect the
pupils, the more profound the si
lence, the better pleased he will be.
"Teachers long ago discovered
this tendency, and shaped their
school management to conform to
it. New teachers grew into it, as
suming it to be the correct thing,
and there came to be incorporated
into our school system this prepos
terous element called discipline."
Further on this caustic critic of
the potentates of the village school
says: "When 6chool boards Belect
teachers, they forget almost entirely
the common sense principles. They
examine candidates for positions
upon almost every conceivable sub
ject except their ability to teach."
All this paves the way to his opin
ion of the remedy for the defects of
which he complains, wbich he be
lieves is contained for the most part
in a good system of city and county
superintendency. Thousands who
may demur to some of his express
ions above quoted, believing them
to be too sweeping, fully agree with
him in believing that in seeking the
improvement of the public schools,
there is more to be hoped for from a
thoroughly efficient system of su
perintendency than from any other
single force we can apply.
For a class of persons that are
popularly supposed to live by work
ing on the superstitions and creduli
ties of their fellows, the GypsieB
are themselves singularly supersti
tious. Some GypBies set their boots
crosswise before they go to bed,
fancying thereby to keep away the
A female Gypsy carried the skel
eton of a mole's foot which she call
ed a 'fairy foot' because she be
lieved it good against rheumatism ;
and it is a standing truth among
them that babies in teething should
wear a necklace of myrtle stems,
which for a boy, must be cut by a
woman ; by a man for a girl.
An adder's slough or a bit of
mountain-ash, is certain to bring
good luck ; and with the same ob
jects, some children wear round
their necks black bags containing
fragments of a bat.
Iu order to hurt an enemy you
have only to stick pins in red rag
and burn the same; others for the
same end resort to the cruel prac
tice of sticking pins into a toad till
it looks like a hedgehog, and then
bury it with certain observances.
The sight of a water wag-tail, if it
does not fly when conjured in a cer
tain rhyme to do so, is a sign that
strange Gypsies are to be met on the
Of an old woman a "ghost-seer,"
we are told that she carried in her
pocket, a little china dog dressed
like a doll. I mind, says the Gypsy
who told the story, she lost it once,
and she was in an awful state till it
was found ; and she used to fancy it
would talk to her when she was all
alone smoking her pipe in the wagon.
You should have seen a pack she
bad of every old fortune-telling
cards, which was painted in differ
ent colors. She used to select the
different ones for each day ; some
times she would have those with the
devil and serpents on 'em then other
days she would carry those with
birds and palaces.
A Literary Kettledram.
There is a lady living in a little
four-roomed cottage in the environs
of Boston, says a writer in Lippin
cotVs, whose name is well known to
literary people. She depends whol
ly upon her own exertions for the
support of herself aud children, and
does all her own housework, yet her
cottage is the focus of the best so
ciety of the locality. A gentleman
calling there recently was received
at the door by a daughter of the
lady, who told him her mother was
too busy to be called, but that he
could see her in the kitchen if be
pleased ; and be followed her to that
room. The lady greeted him with
out the least embarrassment, though
she had on a big apron and her
sleeves were pinued back to her
shoulders. She was cutting a pump
kin into strips for pies; and there
sat a venerable gentleman gravely
paring the strips to the accompani
ment of brilliant conversation. I
was asked to guess who this gentle
man was, and, after several fruitless
attempts, waB told that it was the
poet Longfellow. "While the pumpkin-paring
was in process, another
distinguished poet called, and he
also insisted upon being impressed
into the service. It was a dreary
day outside, and no one cared to
leave the pleasant cottage, so they
all stayed to lunch, one of the pies
forming the piece de resistance of
the occasion. Speaking of thiB in
cident afterward, ihe lady eaid, "My
friends are kind enough to come to
see me, though they know I cannot
leave my work to entertain them.
Visiting and work must proceed
together, and when I set my callers
at work with me we are 6ure to have
an aggreeable time."
Plea for Woman,
Enfranchise woman, and you ele
vate the politics of the state. You
so to speak, empty the caucus into
the parlor instead of the parlor into
the caucus ; you elevate the charac
ter of the laws, because you have
increased the moral and intellectual
power of those who exercise the
franchise; you have doubled tho
power of doing good; you have
broadened and deepened the foun
dations upon which the whole
structure of government rests, that of
the franchise ; you have strengthen
ed and consolidated the power for
doing good. Woman is better than
man. She has a keener sense of
justice. By intuition she discovered
truth, while man is groping in the
twilight of reason to discover that
wbich woman sees at once, and by
intuition, as in the light of noon-day.
It can do no harm ; it must do some
good to enfranchise women.
Enfranchise women; we may then
hope that something of that fidelity,
purity and goodness which makes
home of all places on earth desira
ble, will find expression and vitali
zation in the laws and in the judg
ment of its administrators, in the
regulation of society, in the preser
vation of social order, in the sup
pression of vice, in the establishment
of reason, in the triumph of mercy
and justice. Judge O. P. Mason.
Let no man presume to give ad
vice to others that has not given
good counsel to himself.
A. MotkerS Influence.
Mr. Wendell Phillips related the
following in .his address in Boston,
recently: "In a railway car, once, a
man, about 60 years old, came to sit
beside me. He had heard me lec
ture the evening before on temper
ance. 'I am master of a ship,' he
said, 'sailing out of New York, and
have just returned from my fiftieth
voyageacross the Atlantic. About
30 years ago I was a sot ; shipped,
while dead drunk, as one of the
crew, and was carried on board like
a log. When I came to, the captain
sent for me. He asked me: "Do
you remember your mother?" I
told him she died before I could re
member anything. "Well," said he,
"I am a Vermont man. When I was
young I was crazy to go to sea. At
last my mother consented I should
seek my fortune in New York." He
told how Bhe stood on one side the
garden gate and he on the other,
when, with his bundle on his arm,
he was ready to walk to the next
town. She said to him, "My boy, I
don't know anything about towns,
and I never saw the sea, but they
tell me those great towns are sinks
of wickedness, and make thousands
of drunkards. Now, promise me
you'll never drink a drop of liquor."
He said, "I laid ray hand in hers and
promised, as I looked into her eyes
for the last time. She died soon
after. I've been on every sea, seen
the worst kinds of life and men
they laughed at me as a milksop,
and wanted to know if I was a'
coward. Bnt when they offered me
liquor I saw ray mother across the
gate, and I never drank a drop. It
has been my sheet-anchor; I owe
all to that. Would you like to take
that pledge?" said he.' My com
panion took it, and, he added, 'It has
saved me. I have a fine ship, wife,
and children at home, and I have
helped others.' How far that little
candle threw its beams I That earn
est mother saved two men to virtue
and usefulness how many more he
who sees all can alone tell."
A common mistake in the culti
vation of this plant is to imagine
that it requires an enormous space
to perfect its growth in. Of course
if it is allowed to wander at its own
sweet will, it will occupy a great
deal of ground. But this is not at
all the best way to get ripe fruit,
though any amouut of leaves, stalks
and green tomatoes may be produ
ced by it. Please give the'following
a fair trial. Set the plants in rows
two feet apart, and fifteen iuches
between the plants in tho row.
When the first bunch of buds has
fairly made its appearance nip off the
whole of the shoots growing be
tween the stem and branches, but
allow the main stem to grow on un
til four, or at most, five, bunches of
buds are formed. Then the plant
being, probably, about three feet
high, pinch off the main stem, three
incho3 from the highest bunch, and
continue to nip off the shoots as be
fore, as fast as they make their ap
pearance ; just as in the culture of
If this is properly done, the great
est amount of ripe fruit that the cli
mate is capable of producing will be
secured. Stakes, about for feet
long, will be required to tie the
plants. They should be driven firm
ly into the ground and the stem
should not be too tightly bound. I
have practiced this mode of groging
tomatoes for twelve years, and have
never failed to obtain an early crop
of well matured fruit. Keep the
ground well stirred and mulch with
half-rotted manure. Use lots of li
quid manure. Illustrated Journal
Wot If it was My Boy."
Some years ago the late Horace
Mann, the eminent educator, deliv
ered an address at the opening of
some reformatory institute for boyB,
during which he remarked that if
only one boy was saved from ruin
it would pay for all the cost, and
care, and labor of establishing such
an institution as that. After the ex
ercises had closed, in private con
versation, a gentleman railed Mr.
Mann on his statement, and said to
Did you not color that a little,
when you said that all that expense
and labor would be repaid if it only
saved one boy ?''
"Not if it was my boy," waB the
solemn and convincing reply.
Ah, there is wonderful value
about "My Boy." Other boys may
be rude and rough ; other boys may
be reckless and wild; other boyB
may seem to require more pains and
labor than they will ever repay;
other boys may be left to drift uncared-for
to the ruin which is so
near at hand ;but 'My Boy" it were
worth the toil of a lifetime and the
lavish wealth of a world to save him
from temporal and eternal rain. We
would go the world around to save
him from peril, and would bless
every hand that stretched out to give
him help or welcome. And yet
every poor, wandering outcast,
homeless man, is one whom some
fond mother called 'My Boy.' 'Every
lost woman, sunken in the depths
of sin, was somebody's daughter, in
her days of childish innocence. To
day somebody's son is a hungry
outcast, pressed to the verge of crime
and sin. To-day somebody's daugh
ter is a weary, helpless wanderer,
driven by necessity into the paths
that lead to death. Shall-we Bhrink
from labor, shall we hesitate at cost,
when the work before us is tho sal
vation of a soul? Not if it is 'My
Boy ;' not if we have the love of Him
who gave his life to save the lost.
A Prevalent ?lalady.
Men and women are equally liable
to that mysterious complaint called
the blues, but their treatment of it
differs considerably. When a man
is in this uncomfortable mood he
will manage a half holiday, by hook
or by crook, and take a brisk walk,
or, if that is impossible, he will de
termine not to think of his anxieties
until he is in better spirits. But
women especially young women
and girls act so differently. Mary
"feels blue," so she does not exert
herself to dress, but sits sewing
the very worst thing one can do
when low-spirited; or she reads
some instructive book, and wonders
why it is so dull. I venture to say
if Mary had given herself a good
day's work, such as sweeping and
dusting her room, arranging her
bureau, etc., and then taken a brisk
walk, taking a -little thought as to
her "best things," that the blues
would have vanished. There is but
one effectual remedy for the blues
an immediate change of some kind.
I have a friend who says whenever
she feels blue she puts on her best
clothes, and really some of us will
find that will do us good. Find out
some one to help or to cheer if you
can but do not refer to your own
downhearledness. Tho moment we
confess a feeling, be it love, hatred,
or low spirits, we intensify it. Act
and speak cheerfully, and you will
find you are fooling brighter soon.
Give way to your uncomfortable
mood, and you soon become its
A Bad Girl to Marry.
A bad daughter, says the writer,
seldom makes a good wife. If a girl
is ill-tempered at home, snarls at her
parents, snaps at her brothers and
sisters, and "shirks' her ordinary
duties, the chances were ten to one
that when sho gets a homo of her
own she will make it wretched.
There are girls who fancy them
selves so far superior to their parents
that the mere privilege of enjoying
their society in tho house ought to
be all the people shonld have the
assurance to ask. While their moth
ers are busy with domestic duties
they sit in the easiest chair, or lie on
the softest sofas, feeding on cheap
and trashy novels, and cherish the
notion that they are very literary in
dividuals. The household duties are
too coarse for such ladies as they.
Girls of this sort are generally very
anxious to be married, that they may
escape the disagreeableness of a
home where they are held more or
less under subjection. A caller, who
doesn't have a chance to see how
they behave as daughters, may be
excused for fancying them lovely
and loveable as beings ; but one who
does see, is foolish if he commits
himself by offering marriage to a
girl of this sort. If she will not as
sist her mother in the domestic la
bors, is she not likely to be equally
slothful and ill-tempered when she
marries? If she now thinks herself
too fine to work, it is safe to expect
that her views as to that matter
would radically change if she be
came a wife.
A Ilint for the Young.
Sidney Smith, in one of the ablest
of his essays, says:
"I know of no principle which it
is of more importance to fix in the
habits of young people than that of
the moBt determined resistance to
the encroachments of ridicule. Give
not up to the world, nor to the ridi
cule with which the world enforces
its dominion over every trifling
question of manner and appearance.
Learn from the earliest days to in
sure your principles against tho
perils of ridicule. If you think it
right to differ from the times, and
to make a stand for any valuable
point of morals, do it however pe
dantic it may appear; do it, not for
insolence, but seriously and grand
ly, as a man who wears a soul of his
own in his bosom, and does not wait
till it shall be breathed into him by
the breath of fashion. Let men call
you mean if you know you are just ;
hypocritical, if you are honestly re
ligious; pusillanimous, if you know
you are firm. Resistance soon con
verts unprincipled wit into sincere
respect; and no aftertime can tear
from you those feelings which every
man carries within him who has
made a noble and successful execu
tion in a virtuous cause.
Never resent supposed injury un
til you know the views and motives
of the author of it. Andtm no oc
casion relate it.
Let there be in necessary things
unity, in everything charity, aud
then there need not be in everything
Man must be disappointed of the
lesser things of life before he can
comprehend the full value of the
The British government has offer
ed a reward of 300 for information
concerning the Mansion houser out
rage. Art must anchor in nature, or it
is the sport of every breath of folly.
Bash fulness is an ornament to
youth, but reproach to old age.
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C. H. VanTVyck, U. S. Senator, Neb
ALvln Saunders, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Majors, Rep., Peru.
E. K. Valkntink, Rep., "West Point.
.lbinus Nance, (iovernor, Lincoln.
S J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F W. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
Q M Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
0 J. Dllworth, Attorney-General.
SR Thompson, Supt. Public Iustruc.
H. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary.
W. W. Abbey, i Prlson inspectors.
Or J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
George IV. Lake,) Aasociate Judges.
Amasa Cobb. J
fourth judicial district.
G. W. Post, Judge, York.
M. B. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. B. Hoxie, Register, Grand" Island. .
Win. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Island.
f. G. H logins, County Judge.
John Stauffer, County Clerk.
J. W. Earlv, Treasurer.
Ilenj. Splolman', Sheriff.
R. L. Rosssiter, Surveyor.
John Wise. )
Joseph Rivet, J
Or. A. Heintz, Coroner.
J. H. Montcreif Supt. of Schools, t I-
G.B.Bailey, ) TiistlrpRnfthePeape
Byron Millett, "suceR0Il,iei eare
Charlps Wake, Constable.
J. P. Becker, Mayor.
H.J. Hudson, Clerk. ,
C. A. Newman, Treasurer.
Geo. G. Bowman, Police Judge.
J. G. Routson, Engineer.
xt Ward John Rickly.
G. A. Schroeder.
Id Ward "Wm. Lamb.
3d Ward-Q. W. Clother.
i'olumbuN Post OfHce.
pen on Sundays tram 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and from 4:30 to 6 p. m. Business
hours except Sunday 6 a. m. to H v. m.
Eastern mails close at 11 a. m.
Western mails close at 4:15 p.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, 7 a. m. Arrives at-6 p.m.
For .Monroe, Genoa. "Watervllle and Al
bion, daily except Sunday 0 a. m. Ar
rive, same, 6 p.m.
for Postville, Farral, Oakdale and
Newman's Grove. Mondays. Wednes-
days and Fridays, a.m. Arrives
Tuesdays, 'rnursuays ana oaiuruuys,
at G p. m.
For Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton,
on Mondays and Fridays at G A.M.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays, at
6 p.m. .
For Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
1 p. m Arrives at 12 M.
For St. Anthony, Prairie Hill and St.
Bernard. Fridays, 0 A. M. Arrives
Saturdays, 3 p.m.
U. P. Time Table
Emigrant, No. 6, leaves at
G-.25 a. m.
Freight, " 8,
Freight, " 10,
Freight, No. 5, leaves at
Freight, " fl,
Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, a?
bown by the following schedule:
B. AM. TIME TABLE.
Leaves Columbus 8:20 A.M.
David City, 9.W
Ruby, ....- 10:46
Pleasant Dale, ,. 11:18
A prlcoo t T.iimnln 12:00
Leaves Lincoln at 12:."50 p. M. and ar.
rives in Columbus 4:10 p.m.
O., N. A B. H. ROAD.
Jackson... 4:5.1 p.M
PI. Centre 5:57 "
Madison ..7:40 "
Norfolk,.. 6:30 a.m.
Munson . 6:57 "
Madison .7:45 "
PI. Centre 9:28 '
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governed by the arrival there of the
U. P. express train.
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G. A. R. Baker Post No. 9, Department
of Nebraska, meets every second and
fourth Tuesday evenings In each
month In Knights of Honor Hall, Co
lumbus. John Hammond, P. C.
D. D. Wadsworth, Adj't.
H. P. Bower, Searg. Maj.
A. W. LAWRENCE,
AGENT FOR THE
He will hereafter be found on 13th
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every style of
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It Commercial, we announce that we
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under this clubbing arrangement any
ono book be may select from tbe follow
ing famous works postage paid and
free of cost the books being Harper's
Editions, beautifully printed on good
paper, in paper covers:
1. "Jane- Eyre," the celebrated novel
wbich made Charlotte Bronte's fame.
2. "The Days of Pompeii," Bnlwer's
bistorical romance of universal popu
larity tbe most fascinating of bis pro
ductions. 3. "John Halifax, Gentleman," Miss
Mulock's masterpiece; a story of the
sorrows and triumphs associated with
Ion birth and iron fortune.
4. "The Pothumous Papers of the
Pickwick Club," the work that gave
Charles Dickens his celebrity; the most
humorous and always the most popular
of his books.
f. "The History of a Crime." By Vic
tor Hugo. The terrible narrative by
the great French poet, novelist and bis.
torian of the Crime of Louis Napoleon
in strangling the liberties of his country.
0. "Henry Esmond." A novel. By
Wm. W. Thackeray the most artistic,
popular and characteristic of the works
of the wisest novelist of this time.
7. "Eotheu." By Alexander William
Kinglake. One of the most charming
narratives ever written; full of pen
pictures of life in the East, including
admirable accounts of personal expe
rience in Egypt and the Holy Land.
8. "Journal of the Plague in London."
By Daniel Defoe, author of "Robinson
Crusoe." The true history, by one of
the most distinguished writers id our
language, of the mysterious and awful
visitation of the Plague to England.
9. "Poems of Wordsworth." Chosen
and edited by Matthew Arnold. The
most popular and select edition of the
works of one of England's greatest
poets, whose writings owe their celeb
rity largely to tbe excellent understand
ing they display of tbe sentiment'' aud
scenery of country life.
10. Three -volumes "English Men of
Letters" (in one). 1. Robert Burns.
2. Oliver Goldsmith. 3. John Bunyan.
Of these volumes the first is by Princi
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