Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, March 01, 1877, Page 90, Image 30

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compensation tho county should pay (lu
ring the year."
A writer in the Amcr. Journal of Edit,
cation, suggest, the futisibility of oigun.
Mug a toucher's aid society. The writer
thinks a society might be formed whtah
would provide for the family of the tench
cr, after death, with less expense than Is
now incurred by patronizing insurance
companies, and with more certainty of do.
riving benefit. As oilier professions have
instituted societies of this kind with sue
cess, we sco no reason why the teachers
cannot associate themselves for benevo
lent purposes.
In order to cs'ablish a uniformity in
text books, and cheapen their cost, the
legislature of Minnesota has recently con
tractcd with certain parties to furnish the
text books in bulk, at one half the retail
rates now charged, and to enjoy the mo
nopoly for fifteen years. The matter for
the books is subject to the approval of
three educators, and the books required to
bo as good in every respect as those fur
nished by the trade. Tlio legislatures of
Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Now
York have this same project before them,
it is said. Titis scheme is assailed on the
ground that it throws the monopoly of
text books in the hands of a few. If tlio
monopoly within the state can furnish the
requisite books at a figure far below that
of the book combination outside of the
state, the state certainly is the gainer. It
is not denied that the various book pub
lishers have, by combination, kept up the
high prices of books. "Well now, if the
state can publish its own school hooks, in
the way proposed by tho Minnesota
scheme, and thus place books at a com
paratively low price in tho hands of all,
especially the poorest class. It is a bless
lug to them, and can but result in advan
tage to the slate. The tendency of tho
npfi, among all trades and professions, is
to combine for monopolizing purposes.
Tho most effective means of breaking up
book rings, and monopolies of all kinds,
Is by encouraging monopolies in opposi
tion, thus creating a competition between
"The chief glory of a woman is her
hair." That's all very well, but -we don't
want any glory in our oulter. Ex.
Professor in Chemistry: "There are
several steps to be taken in finding tlio ex
act chemical composition of bone. For
example, when you boil it what is given
off." Student: " Soup." Ai
The dogs of tho Dartmouth students
have become so regular in their attend
ance at chapel prayers that tlio President
has announced that cither they or their
owners must leave college. Ex.
Scene: Hecitatian room in Natural
History. Instructor "Mr. X., have you
ever put your head down upon any one's
breast and 'listened to the heart-bents, as
Huxley describes them?" Mr. X. (blush
ing) "Yes, sir." Class woods up. Ex.
A Fresh, commences his social cul
ture in College by attending a church so
ciable, and of course escorts to the pater
nal doorstep a bundle of smiles and dry
goods, lie lingers at the door until he
hears within a matronly voice saying,
" Hannah, why don't you fetch your mess
of greens inY" Ex.
A maiden lady said to her little neph
ew: "Now, John, you go to bed early,
and always do so and you'll bo rosy
cheeked and handsome when you grow
up." Johnny thought over this u few
moments, and then observed: "Well,
you must have set up a deal when you
wore young." Ex.
We wore invited to dine with a "club"
tho other day, and as wo sat down to
the disheveled hash wo could but mur
mur: Now I alt mi! down to ent
This hash of ancient, chopped up meat;
in should choke upon a tack,
I pray tho cook to pound my back. Ex.