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of District School
Editor Gardkn Island,
There is so much being said in
relation to school affairs that it
has set me to thinking over my
school days which were spent in a
district school. There were three
brothers in the family and it was
our misfortune to attend a typical
district school. I can see it yet, in
my mind's eye. A little, square,
pine building, blazing in the sun,
stood upon the highway, without
tree for shade or shadow near it;
without bush, yard fence or cir
cumstance to take off its bare, cold
hard, hateful look. Before the
door in winter, was the pile of
wood for fuel; and there in sum
mer, were all the chips of the win
In winter we were squeezed in
to the recess of the furthest coi
ner, among little boys, who seem
ed to be sent to school merely to
fill up the chinks between the big
ger boys. Certainly we were
never sent for any such absurd
purpose as an education. There
were the great scholars; the school
in winter was for them, not for us
piccaninies. We were read and
spelled twice a day, unless .some
thing happened to prevent, which
did happen about every other day.
For the rest of the time we were
busy in keeping still. And the
time we always had of it. Our
shoes would always be scraping on
the floor or knocking the shins of
urchins who were also being edu
cated." All of our little legs to
gether poor, tired, nervous rest
less legs, with nothing to do!
would fill up the corner with such
a noise, tnat every ten or htteen
minutes the teacher would bring
down his two-foot hickory ferule
on the desk with a clap that sent
shivers through our hearts to think
how that would have felt if it had
fallen somewhere else; and then
with a look that swept us all into
utter extremity of stillness, he would
cry: silence! l n that corner!
Stillness would last for a few mi
nutes; but, little boys' memories
are not capacious. Moreover, some
of the boys had great gifts of mis
chief, andsomeof mirthfulness, and
some had both together. The con
sequence was, that just when we
were most afraid to laugh, we saw
the most comical things to laugh at!
Temptations which we could have
vanquished with a smile out in the
free air, were irresistable in our
little corner where a laugh and a
stinging slap were very apt to woo
each other. So, we would hold on.
and fill up; and others would hold
on and fill up too; till, by and by,
tne weakest wouia let go a mere
whiffet of a laugh, and, then, down
went all the precautions, and one
went off, and another, and another,
toucmng on tne otners like a
bunch of fire crackers! It was in
vain to deny it. But as the pro
cess of slapping our heads and pul
ling our ears went on with pnmi
tive sobriety, we each in turn, with
tearful eyes and bluddenng lips,
declared we didn't mean to, ' ' and
that was true; and that "we
wouldn't do so, anymore," and
that was a fib, however, uninten
tional; for we never failed to do
just so again, and that was about
once an hour all day long.
Resides this, our principal busi
ness was to shake and shiver at the
beginning of the school for very
cold; and to sweat and stew for the
rest of the time, before the fervid
glances of a great box iron stove,
red hot. There was one event of
great horror and two of pleasure;
tlie hrst was the act of going to
school, in which is to be compris
ed the leaving off play, the face
washing and clothes-inspecting,
the temporary play-spell before the
teacher came, the outcrv: "There
he is, the teacher is coming,
the hurly-burly tush, and the noisy
clattering to our seats. The other
two events of pleasure were the
play-spell and the dismission. O,
dear! Can there be anything
worse for a lively, mercurial, mirth
ful, active youngster, than going
to a winter district school? Yes
Going to a summer district school!
There is no comparison. T h
; last is the Mil tonic depth below the
i deepest depth
j A woman taught the summer
school, sharp, precise, unsympathe
tic, keen and untiring. Of all in
genious ways of fretting little boys,
doubtless her ways were the most
expert. Not a tree was there to
Chicago, 111., January 6. Missi
Ella Flagg Young, superintendent
of Chicago's public schools, today
announced to her principals a new
form o f third -person, singular
number, personal pronoun which
she hopes will be introduced in
general use. Hie pronoun is in
tended to indicate both genders at
once, so it will be unnecessary to
say "his or her" or "he or she,"
but three words will be compacted
in one as follows:
"He'er" means he or she."
"His'er" means his or her."
"Him'er" means "him or her."
Some examples of the "simpli
fied spelling" as given by Miss
Young in her address to the super-
"A principal should conduct
his'er school that all pupils are en
gaged in something that is profit
able to him'er and where the pupil
is required to use knowledge in ac
complishing his'er task.
I don't see how one can map
out the work for the fifth and sixth
grade when he'er has always done
the work in the grades above or be
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shelter the house. The sun beat 1 astonishment,
down on the shingles and clap
boards till the pine knots shed
pitchy tears, and the air was redo
lent of warm pine-wood smell.
The benches were slabs with legs
in them. The desks were slabs at
an angle, cut, hacked scratched,
each year's edition of jack-knife
literature overlaying its predeces
sor, until in our day it already wore
cuttings and carvings two or three
inches deep. " But if we cut amor
sel, or stuck in pins, or pinched off
splinters, the little sharp-eyed mis
tress was on hand, and one look of
her eye was worse than a sliver in
our foot, and one nip of her fin
gers was equal to a jab of a pin;
for we had tried both.
We envied the flies merry fel
lows, bouncing about, tasting
that apple skin, patting away at
that crumb of bread; now out the
window, then in again; on your
nose, on your neighbor's cheek, off
to the very school marm s lips,
dodging her slap, and then letting
off a real round and round buzz,
up, down, this way, that way, and
every way. O, we envied the flies
more than anything else, except
the birds. The windows were so
high that we could not see thei
grassy meadows; but we could see
the tops of distant trees, and the
far, deep, bounteous blue sky
There flew the robins; there went
the bluebirds, and there went we
We followed that old polly-glot,
the skunk blackbird, and heard
him describe the way they talked
at the winding up of the Tower of
Babel. We thanked every mea
dow-lark that sung on, rejoicing
as it flew. Now and then a chip
ping bird would flutter on the very
window sill, turn its little head
sidewise, and peer in on the med
ley of girls and boys. Long be
fore we knew that it was m Scrip
ture, we sighed O, that we had
the wings of a bird we would fly
away and be out of this hateful
school. As for learning, the sum
of all that we ever got at a district
school would scarcely cover the
first ten letters of the alphabet.
One good, kind, story-telling aunt
at home, with apples and ginger
bread premiums, is worth all the
school-marms that ever stood by to
see poor little fellows roast in the s ;
child-traos called "district
But this was about thirty-five
years ago. Doubtless it is all
changed long since then. I mean
inside; for certainly there are but
few school-houses that I have seen
whos; outside has much changed.
It has been but recent years since
the Territory has taken steps to
provide suitable buildings for its
district schools. I cannot imagine
why it is so, but generally the bar
renest spot is chosen, the most ut
terly homely building is erected,
without tree or shrub; and there
those that cannot do better, pass
the pilgrimage of their childhood
I am prejudiced, of course. My
views and feelings are not to be
trusted. They are good for no
thing except to show what an effect
my school-days left upon me. I
: bhor the thought of school. I do
not go into them if I can help my
self, and I am sure there are many
others who share my opinion. My
boyhood exivr"tice ;s pervaded;
with S'ich imag s as breed a pri-,
vate ripLignanc 10 dN'ric-schools
which I fear I cannot lay aside un
til I lav everything into the grave.
I am sincerely glad that this is not
so with everybody. There are
thousands who revert with plea
sure to those days. I am glad of
it. But I cannot refrain from
looking upon such persons with
Jm j for many ailments 11 nL
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j HONOLULU MONUMENT
P. O. Box 491
Honolulu, T. H.
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superin-
. . . .itendent of the Chicago schools,
The following passengers arrived wants t0 introdiire th lmn,,
JjHe'er" to indicate "he or she,"
"His'er" to mean "his or her"
and "Him'er" to mean "him or
her." The words sound like the
goorl old Missouri lingo hisn"
hern" and "ourn" a n d
on the Kinau last Wednesday morn
ing: R. P. Spalding, Hon, J. P.
Cooke, J. J. Dias, S. Carr, Tom
Burningham, C. Hottel, G. Mahi
koa. Miss E. Bishop. B. D. Bald
win, David j, H. M. ijepiuirn, 'and
I Miss' A. Akana.
yourn" and. theirn,"