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THE EAST ORANGE HORSE SHOW, TO BE HELD THIS WEEK, IS A DISTINCT FEATURE OF SOCIAL
LIFE IN ALL THE ORANGES.
THEORANGE HORSE SHOW
ELABORA TE PREPARA TIONS
FOR THE AFFAIR TO OPEN
THANKSGIVING NIGHT.
I.VDER AUSPICES OF THE EAST ORANGE
RIDING AND DRIVING CLUB— SOME
OF THOSE INTERESTED.
For months pa-* that PSJi of New-Jersey known
ef. the Oranges has been looking forward to the
coming of November '" for that date has been set
for the East Orange H^rse Show. Nor is interest
in .v. coming show confined to the Oranges. Here
hi Manhattan, over In Brooklyn, on Btaten Island
and in other places in this vicinity where horses
ere owned and loved th» coming of the Ear!
Orayige Hors» Bhow has been anxiously awaited.
And n«">w that it Is near .• hand there is any
amount of preparation going on
Over in th" building of th» Riding and Piixinfr
<~!ub. In Halsted-Ft.. i m-t Orange, the horses in
the big stable dre being put through their paces
In the spacious driving Tine, and then polished
like so many glass bottles, only to be put throv^j
the 6am» programme the next day. And half of
Jersey la prinkinc and pluming H"i>rse show hats
and hor==«? show gowns take precedence, and choice
box locations are much desired.
**Tou see," said an Orange man the other day,
**tt!ls show, while it does not, of course rank with
the Hew -Tor* show, is Ft ill considerable of an
stair in its way. Tt Is x distinct feature of the
foeial life here In thf Oranges. It may really be
said ' to open the social season here. This show
corning will be the sixth the club has given, and
there is every indication of its being even a greater
m^tss than those of past seasons.
"Now. I am a member of the Kiding and Driving
Club, th. organization -that has charge of the
Fhow, and it may not look just right to see me
rooting for it. Well. I can't help that; when a
thing's right it's right, isn't it? Since we agre«
on that, perhaps you will agree with me that this
club is all right when you bear more about it.
"Perhaps people generally are c f the opinion that
nothing good can com" out of Jersey. That a
mistake. You can travel a long, long way before
you will find a riding and driving club conducted
on the businesslike basis on which this club is
conducted. To begin ■with, few clubs of this char
acter have purri a stable as we have Come out
by.6 look «t it."
The way to the stable of the driving club lies
along a passage running back of the boxes and in
view of the big riding ring.
"There? something you don't find in many such
c!'jbF," Fa id the member. "Horses can be exer
cised there, rain or shine. And if a member cannot
«-"NZO BAUVAGETS SENATOR, a PBIZE SADDLE HORSE, ENTERED AT THE
EAST ORANGE HORSE SHOW
find time to exercise his own horses, the stable
men can take care of them there.
"Xow, come this way." and he swung open a
door upon a veritable horseman's paradise. The
explanatory. "This Is a stable." was wholly un
necessary. It went without saying. Rows upon
rows of stalls stretched away into the shadows,
and above the partitions of each could be seen the
head of some riding or driving favorite. Bays,
blacks, chestnuts, all rleek and glossy, all full of
— a fight to delight the heart of any horseman.
"About sixty." was the answer to the query pro
voked by that display of horse hea<3F.
"Note the way these stables are built— made ex
pressly far the comfort and health of the animals-
Bone fun being a horse und^r such conditions, isn't
:t? S^c how the uppc-r part is mar)*- of open iron
work. affording free circulation of air, and note that
the drainage is modern in every particular
"We believe good horses re worth caring for in
proper f-hape. Thai it the fundamental idea of
this dab. Thai why it -,vas organized.
' Th' ■■ fom» pretty kowj horseflesh owned by
our rri^mfv and this show this year is jroing to
be worth st-fint. For Instance, there's Senator,
owned by Tonso Sauvage. on*- of tho leading mem
*^rs of the club. Senator was shown in the Mad
ison Square Garden show the other lay. In the
Morristown show he took first jirizp in the thor
f>'jghbred eaddle claf-s under 15.2. A pretty fine
pi«-rfe of horseflesh is Senator.
"Then there's Kred. another blue ribbon winner,
cwned by E. M Colic. he I=. Seems to me he is
pretty certain to take th:* blue ribbon at this show.
He's a fine combination harness and saddle horse."
Nearly three hundred entries have been received
thus tar All th- preliminary arrangements have
been made, and everything is in readiness for the
opening of the show next Thursday. Thanksgiving,
fcvening. The fhow will also continue on Friday
and Saturday evenings, with a matinee the last
Czy.
In the classes for harness horse* the exhibitors
include Cyrus F. Lawrence, A. B. Leach. Miss
l>uei!a Day. Ira A. Kip. jr.. Tonzo Sauvage. Charles
F. Hubbs. M. W. Baney & Bro . Charles Furth
rr.ar. ] W. Dun Charles F. Rand. W. B. Riley.
H. E. v aughn. James Turner, O. Louis Boisse
vaLir.. Mr |; R - a Fairbairn. Charles Rogers.
Charles Hathaway. Harvey S. Ladew. Henry
if r& if £ - > - q. Barstow. Everett Colby. Winthrop
D Mitchell Stephen Van Rensselaer. Jr., Ray S.
Cummings. Mrs. H. H. Good. C. F. Lawton and
Henry < oo.lcge. Some of the competitors in the
events for saddle bones are Mrs. K. C. Kirtland.
i-' 1 " 6 -, •*. E. Kotman. Harvey Flak. Mrs. H. H.
oood. Mjss Marian Holloway. Harvey S. Ladew.
nrf™. o *-*,- r> Goll Fred W - Decker. William
Dayey and Torizo Sauv&se. Among those who
show four-in-hands and tandem« are Charles
UmSX^L MIEB . L . IJe»a1 J e »a Day. Everett Colby. Charles
Hathaway and H. B. Vaughn. For the contests
-■r'«r'« ' %l P ~- ! T rirr:lna J tlons hav * b«en made by
. harieg Priz-r Sydney Hol.oway Georae C Whfte
■. Wlilian-. E. t-ttwart. Miss Krhel Money' Arthur
B Ncrcott. B. V. H Vlngut F L V^"i \ ; ,,1 „h
I e«r Haurk Jr. The cuSJIS for Voadsters pace",
awl ponies. Including polo ponies, have all filled
Practically all of the boxes for the coming show
have been disposed of. Among the holders are C
Hathaway. E. B. Ward. S. W. Baldwin C F Ranri
E. MUllken. W. A. Walker. E. M. Colic W D
Grand. Tonxo Sauvage. H. G. Atwater^ H Graves
\'\ A. Kip. E. Colby. W. E, Stewart. M* T Cox'
J. M Shaw. K. F. Btajrback, W. B. Johnson Theo'
HOH Or * Wlbran, R. v. AUlnjr. F. O. Barstow H CooT
idre. W - Bouldin! D. 6. Walton. EH Graves
Howard Colby, U*al H. 4lcCart*r. Thomas 1 M?
<?n-J? n -J, ob Z Day - w - M - F ra"klin. D? H. A
■rhe don-jrw of prtses His year hay.- bom HbSlsJ
■« remit the prise list in an alluring o^el
vS2SF*&J&2P lv ' rs arc ' ' rl '-- Hathaway »
FVigar B. Ward. $50: Charlea F. Rand taO- Tonzo
«. saddle; Klandrau A Co.. J35; W N Lo rttn a
-IP valued *t fift. Mr Twrnklns. a cup. vaJuM at
«M; J. M. Qulnby. a cup, valued at 160; Ira A. Kip.
IRA A KTP. JR.
i'hairman.
jr a cup; F.ar!. MHliken. a cup; Dr. Krnest Buck
ley, a c'jp Other donors an C. 1. Young and K.
w Hawksworth . „ T
The hors< show committee is composed of Ira A.
Kip, jr., chairman; S W Baldwin, secretary, \\al
ter P Grand Charles Hathaway. E^rle Milltken,
- I" Rai d, Tonzo Bauvage. John M. t«haw.
William A Walker. Edgar B. Ward and \\ . S.
Blitz, assistant secretary.
The honorary vice-presldenta ire J H Allen,
Baal Orange; E. \V. Ashley. East Orange; William
T. Brown ]■:.<■. t Orange; Dr. J. H. Bradsbaw.
. William Bouldin. Jr.. Bast Orange; Thomas
C Barr Newark; K.ivxiini J. Brooks, Bast Orange;
F <> Barstow K.i -t Orange; K<iward K. Bruen,
};ast Orange; Austen Colgate, Orange; Henry
Orange; Everett Colby. Wept
Orange w N Coler h . Sewark; R !' Doug
lass wv-st Orange; John Day, South <">rai-.gc; John
F. Drydei Kewark; R v Falrbaim, westfield;
Alder. " Freeman. East Orange; Charles J. Plsk,
Plainfield; T. H Powers Fair, West Orange; T. N.
Foster Wrst Orange: T. A. Gillesple, South Orange;
Harry H. <■ ■ O. T Holllster, Ruther
ford; A B Jenkins, \\>sl Orange: Wilbur S. John
eon Easl Orange; V\*. N l^ 1 Cato, \\ est Orange;
ESdward P Merwin, Orango; Frederick S. Mlnott,
South Orange; Thomas N McCarter, Newark;
Jame.= G Marshall, New-York; L T wU H McCarter,
Newark. Joseph W, Ogden, Morrlstown; R Wayne
Fark>r West Orange; A. H. Ryan, East Orange;
E F Slayback Glen Ridge; William E Btewart,
Newark; Elliot Smith. Mon ( Smith.
Newark; Edwin Btewart L" S N.. South Orange;
E T H Talmage Bernardsville; ilifford Thom
son. Bast Orang< . Georgi H Turrell, South Orange;
Charts A Trowbi I Orange: Stephen \ RU
Rensselaer |r.. West F L Van Ness,
iiransre. George A Vail, East Orange; I^eslie r>.
Ward. Madison: H. W. Whipple, East 'i r ,inpe.
William H WHev. East Orangt ■; T> S Walton.
fin C Wllmerding. Orang<
E. T>. Toung. Jersey City.
Th< Rl ling and Driving Club of Orange was or-
ganized In 1892, there being about seventy original
subscribers to the stock. The club baa now over
one hundred members, and new ones are being
added at <-*eh meeting. The officer! of the. club
are: President Charles Hathaway; treasurer H
G. Atwater. and secretary, S. W. Baldwin. As the
admission to membership carries with it privileges
for the- member's family, the club Is really a family
social organization. The clubrooms In the house
In HaJsted-st. are commodious, nicely furnished
and well arranged. There are committee rooms
lounging rooms and v.-ell appointed dressing rooms.'
The death last week of the superintendent John
Fulcher. is a. matter of keen regret to all members
of the club. H<» was well known in horse circles
for over thirty years, and had been superintendent
of the Riding and Driving Club of Orange for five
years. He was the treasurer of the committee in
charge of the coming show.
"Th» loss of Superintendent Fulch«r." -aid an
official of th« Riding and Driving Club, the other
day. "is a grievous one to this organization H»
was In every way qualified for th.- position he held
so lone- He enjoyed th" utmost confidence of mem
bers of the club. Not one of us would hesitate to
intrust to his care the best horses we own and
we felt that undei his guidance our wives' and
children would be as zealously looked after while
learning to ride or dri'< .is under our own He
was a man whose place it will be hard to nil."
The Interest in riding and driving taken by Mr
Fulcherhas been handed down to his children. Ills
son Wilfred Kuichei is an enthusiastic horseman,
and his daughter, Mis'- Nellie Fulcher, who owns
Sampson, on* of the clubs blue, ribbon winners,
is a capable horsewoman.
WILL IDDRESS TEE BARNARD REAR.
HAMILTON WRIGHT MARIE TO SPEAK ABOUT
"BOOKS AND THEIR WRITERS/ 1
The members of th* Barnard Bear, the recently
organized literary society of Barnard, will have a
meeting in the Barnard Theatre. Brinckerhoff Hall
to-morrow, at which Hamilton Wright Mahte. who
is a trustee of the college, will make the members
an informal address on "Books and Their Writers."
The undergraduate body will be received by the
members of the Barnard Bear on this occasion.
Dean Gill will be present, as well as Professor
William Tenney Brewster and Professor William
P. Trent, who are honorary members of the. society.
Many of the alumnae who distinguished themselves
In literary work at the college will be in the au
dience.
The interest in scientific courses at Barnard in- |
creases yearly. A new course In physiology is the j
latest opening offered by the faculty for students i
of this inclination. Mrs. F. S. Lee. a former stu
dent of the biological department at Barnard, and
Mr«. H. F. Osborn gave respectively $100 and $200 j
toward the equipment of a physiological laboratory j
in Mllbank Hall. Although the laboratory has as
yet mere technical apparatus, it is sufficient for I
conducting a six-hour course, two hours of which i
are lecture periods. The courses in biology under
Professor Herbert Crampton have increased 100
per cent in attendance since last year. Women
graduate students of Columbia University pursue i
their biological courses at the Barnard labora- !
tories, which were greatly Increased in the com- 1
pleteness of their equipment by a gift of {2,100 last I
year.
Tiie Barnard Botanical Club has presented to i
the Ella Weed Reading Room, ten volumes on bo- !
tanical subjects, by Darwin, Spencer, Macdougal, :
Coulter. Chamberlain, Scott, Ward, Soraner, Allen
and Lubbock. Several new reference books for the
courses in the Labor Problem, which was opened
this year under Professor Beager, have also been
added to the reading room .shelves.
The sophomore class ha.- appointed the following
committee to take charge of the sophomore dance
to be given in December: Florence Ny«>, chairman; i
Evelyn Goldsmith. Katherine Goodyear. Alice Smith,
md F-mm ley , e /\ Helen *-:° ole Blanche Reltllnger ,
flit mm * Hutchinson. and Cecil Dorrlan. «*•
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBTTXE. SUNDAY. XOVEMBER 23. 1902.
OFFICIALS OF THE EAST ORANGE HORSE SHOW.
JOHN FULCHER.
Treasurer.
Mr. Fulcher died suddenly since this picture was made.
CAREERS FOR THE COMING MEN.
PRACTICAL AXD AUTHORITATIVE DISCUSSIONS OF THE
PROFESSIONS AND CALLINGS OPEN TO
YO UNG A M ERIC A NS.
in.
TEACHING.
By RUSH RHEE?. L.L.D., President ty of Rochester,
In this day of increasing; regard for an esti
mate of success which can be expressed in
money values, two professions in which the
prospect of money compensation is of negative
t.igniri<-m •■ continue to attract able men. It
has been often remarked of late that in number
and quality there Is a diminution in accessions
to the ministry It la probable that there is a
corresponding Increase in th» number of young
men who are looking toward teaching as their
life work. Although very many positions that
were formerly filled almost exclusively by men
are now as generally given over to women, yet
the increase in The number of our higher schools,
colleges anil universities has maintained so
active a demand f>">r men that large numbers
are each year attracted to the profession of
teaching.
I. Thrc Impulses operating either singly or in
comb:- J young men to devote them
selves to thl? r
The first Is the love of study for its own
eak<v This has been stimulated and indulged
during all th*» time th» young man has given
to his education, and he finds that l!f<* work at
tractive which offers the opportunity to mntinu"
further tins', pursuit of knowledge and to follow
the invitation to search for truth with other
Intellectual pioneers His Ideal of satisfying
occupation is that of th»» university professor
spending long hours In his library or laboratory
absorbed In his passion for truth.
A second Impulse is a love of Influence over
other lives. This Is similar to that which has
through many generations led men Into the
ministry. Not a few find their chief delight In
the moulding of other minds, shaping their Judge
ments, forming their Ideals, supplying them
with needed knowledges-leading them thus to
the threshold of manhood prepared to do man's
work and think man's thoughts worthily. Tlie
young man influenced by this ideal is ambitious
to follow the lead of the groat teachers "f whom
Arnold of Rugby Is the tyr>r.
The third Impulse is altogether commonplace
and lacks In definite quality The young man
has reached the time when he must begin to
work for his support; he has no particular apti
tude for any special thing, and th< line of the
least resistance leads him to the life of a peda
gogue. Those whose choice is determined chiefly
by this last indefinite consideration belong with
the great multitude who, for small reason or
none, choose that occupation In life which pre
sents fewest difficulties to them at the time they
must make a decision. It is not often that the
prizes in any calling arc won by men who enter
on their work with such negative interest. In
fluences arc constantly at work, however, to re
duce the proportion of those who choose a teach
er's life, because they can think of nothing bet
ter to do Places of any Influence or adequate
compensation can now be won only by men who
have taken special pedagogical training in uni
versities, colleges or normal schools; or, lacking
this, have demonstrated their fitness by success
ful experience as teachers in less important po
S. W. BALDWIN. SECRETARY OF THE EAST ORANGE RIDING AND DRIVING
CLUB. ON ONE OF HIS SADDLE HOR SES.
sltions. This process of selection reduces to a
minimum the attractiveness of the teacher's
life for those who feel no special aptitude for It.
11. The young man who determines to be a
teacher, either because of his love of study and
investigation or because of his love of influ
ence over life and the moulding of character,
needs early to choose for which of the prizes of
his railing he wishes to strive, that his ambi
tion may be definite and his work wisely done.
These prizes are of four sorts:
First— University Professorships. The term
university is used 'in its strict sense, as an in
stitution devoted to and equipped for the In
vestigation of new truth. The professors In A
W. R RT.TTZ.
Assistant secretary.
unlverslty are, first of all, specialists devoted to
some line of Investigation; enabled, therefore,
to direct the work of other men who desire
themselves to become specialists. This kind of
work is done in comparatively few. although in
an increasing number, of higher institutions in
this country, and Is found typically at the
Graduate boo! at Johns Hopkins. In the uni
versity professor the love of study Is an absorb
ing passion. The young men who share that
pussion show themselves ready to begin this
work in places which offer very small money
compensation. the chief attraction being the
opportunity to work In library and laboratory,
and to get in line for possible promotion to
higher places in strict university work.
Second-^College Professorships. Although It
frequently happens that men whose ambition Is
s«t upon university work seek appointment In
rnllege faculties, yet the highest success In this
f»cnnd class falls to a different kind of teacher
than he who wins the prize in university work.
The business of the college differs from that of
th«« university In that, while the latter is de
voted to th" investigation of truth and the
training of young men for that search, the col
lege is s^t for the Imparting of knowledge and
the training of th" mind by more {ceneral
!<fiidies. which give th* man control «v«r his
own intellectual powers. The chief duty of
college professors is teaching. The young man
whose ambition looks to a place in a college
faculty, like his comrade who would win a uni
versity appointment, contents himself at the
outset with meagre money compensation, happy
in the opportunity to demonstrate his fitness for
promotion in th» line which leads to the pro
fessor's chair.
uigh thes.- two jiri7.es nnist be distln
1 In thought, the line which separates
them Is often, In fact, s vanishing one. More
and more It is i l thai the best unl
■ is thai investigator xvho knows
: .it his knowledge ami infTupnce
under his care. « 'n the <>thor hand,
teai h< ■:• is h" who adds to his
• • tiding young lif>- such a I<>v<» of
truth for Its own s.ik>' »s will lead him not only
1., keep Informed concerning the advance of
knowledge, bul also to follow some line of re
eearch for himself which will keep his oxvn
mind al,a 1 ,- it and expectant, it is probable that in
the future, as In the past, successful teachers
v. vi pass back and forth between the university
probability .ill increase,
however, aa teachers recognise clearly the dls
,n between the work of the university and
that for which the college f-xists.
Third- l'rin< ipalships of High Schools or
Academies. These are the aim of the great ma
jority of those who year by year enter the ranks
of teachers from colleges and normal schools.
They are worthy of high ambition. The most
eminent of them offer money compensation
equal to or greater than that attaching to pro
lii large universities or colleges.
It Is a mistake for a young man to enter the
ranks of academic principals with any expecta
tion that he is likely to be called from that
work to a college or university post. A man
whose ambition it is to win a place In one of
the higher institutions may. indeed, begin his
teaching in the high school while waiting for
some vacancy in the higher institution!!, yet the
high school is not the natural channel for pro
motion to college or university. It will be mis
leading to refer to those last as higher Institu
tions, if by that the impression Is given that
their work is more dignified or important. in
importance and dignity no work can exceed that
which falls to the man who shapes the policy;
WEBER
PIANOS
Our present stock of upright and grand pianos is replete
with specimens in the choicest woods, in designs to correspond
with the prevailing schemes of interior decoration.
Every Weber case design is an artistic creation, original,
unique— an example of beautiful handiwork. Rarely before
have we had so magnificent an exposition of the product of the
Weber Factory.
The WEBER PIANO COMPANY
Fifth Avenue, Cor. Sixteenth St., - - N ew York City
and guides the instruction in a high school.
hut here more definitely than in college it is
needful that the teacher have n supreme ambi
tion to Influence the lives and not simply to In
form the minds of the youasj people with whom
he has to do. With no teacher i 3 It more impera
tive than with one who holds a high school posi
tion that his personal Interest in th<» pursuit of
knowledge be held subservient to his supreme
duty of unfolding th^ lives, intellectual and
moral, of his students.
Fourth— Superintendent? of City Schools. Here
administrative work takes the place of direct
teaching, yet the superintendent ir.ust be by
training and experience a teacher in order to
criticise those actively engaged in teaching in
his schools, and, also, to instruct these teachers
In improved methods of teaching. The superin
tendent as much aa the principal and profes
sor mußt be a man of books. The subjects of his
study will be different, but no less absorbing.
and the man who would win this place must
be a man who couples with practical sap;..
FR.*, A BLUE RIBBON HARNESS AND SADDLE HORSE. OWNED BT E. I
COLIE. ENTERED AT THE EAST ORANGE HORSE SHOW.
philosophic interest in th- art of teaching and
a. thorough knowledge of the best that is being
done In the exercise of that art throughout the
world.
I have made no mention of administrative
places In universities and colleges, for the rea
son that as yet no clear definition is possible of
the qualifications necessary for appointment to
such places. The needs in different institu
tions vary greatly, and those who select their
administrative officers show as yet equally vary
ing estimates of the qualities essential to the
post. It is true that these administrative offi
cers command th" highest compensations, finan
cial and social, which are to be found in the
teaching profession. Their position Involves,
however, the surrender of the highly cherished
compensations. Intellectual and personal, which
constitute much of the attraction which draws
men to college and university teaching. In so
far as these places are to be regarded as prizes,
they are as yet prizes not to be sought, but to
be offered to those who in their other work ex
hibit qualities which fit them to meet the pe
culiar exigencies which attach to a given post
at a given time.
Such are the prizes which men may strive for
who choose teaching as a profession. The prizes
fall to the lot of the few In teaching, as in
medicine, or law, or engineering, or the min
istry, or business. This fact will deter no young
man of ambition from entering the race as a
teacher, no more than it deters the multitudes
from striving for the prizes in other walks of
life. It is manifest, however, that many who
fail of the highest success in. business, law or
medicine may win a larger money return than
any except the eminent few in the ranks of
teachers. As yet the compensation for the
teacher who does not ris* above the common
level is pitifully small.
111. What then in more detail are the com
pensations which a teacher nay rea.sona!
pecf
First, financial. There an- s very few posi
tions open to teachers which yield $7,000
or more. They are naturally places of huh
eminence In administration or universit] work.
The social and official obligations attaching to
these postttona are suck as materially reduce
the net value of th? seemingly large salary. It
ts probably fair to say that in any other calling,
excepting the ministry and the pubtti service,
the man who is competent to hold one of these
highest educational positions would command
a compensation many times that which he ob
tains as a teacher.
Below- these highest figures it ma> be said in
general that college and universit] pro*
ships yield from 92.300 to £4.008 m rear. There
are exceptions, for In many of the smaller col
leges, particularly In the \\>s.t. the prol
stipend is but £i.OM or less, while in some of
the largest colieges and universities salaries of
between $4,000 and $7.<MN> a year ar* sometimes
paid. Where the salaries range ar>o\e S t.< n h »
it is generally true, aa for Instance in New-York
City.-that the cost of living Is so great that the
compensation is large only in appearam c
Positions below that of professor in coil
university are of many grades, with \ar\ing
compensation. A young man who begins as aa in
structor may receive from $700 to $1,200 a > ear.
If he enters as a simple assistant or teaching
fellow his stipend may be as low as .S'-'i*" oi
$250, In addition to certain privileges of free
tuition.
In some Institutions a pension system Is being
Inaugurated which modifies considerably the
manifest inadequacy of a teacher s financial
compensation. By the terms of this pension
system professors who have reached a specified
age. having spent a specified number of years
in the service of the Institution, may be retired
on a partial salary. This system is In operation
as yet in only a few of the wealthier Institu
tions of the country. Many boards of trustees
who would !>e glad t<> :»<lopt it feel that then
resources are not as yet sufficient to warrant
the step. Some such provision for honorable re
tirement would do much to offset the Inadequate
yearly income which can bo expected by a
teacher. Even with this provision it is manifest
that financially the teaching profession offers as
few attractions as does the ministry, and fewer
than service in the army or navy,
Second, intellectual. It is commonly s« Bae . M
that one of the chief attractions of the teadJ
profession is the lightness o? the worto!
this subject many mistaken notions are autmt
The fact that a teacher's appointments
him for only a f<»w hours a day at the a o «
that he rarely has work assigned for more thtii
four or five day* In the w>»< and that t^
academic year covers far fewer days than Is
the case in any other profession, naturally bit.
duces the impression that a teacher has abnn
dance of time to do anything he pleases, and
that the small financial compensation offered for
his work Is clearly Just.
It Is unquestionable that one of the great at
tractions of the profession is the large freedom
which the teacher has from the fixed appoint.
ments for his time. Next to the clergYw^ v,
holds the fullest control over the disposition of
his days. If this freedom, however. Is nab?.
stood to mean ease and small demand forkarj
work. It is entirely misunderstood. The afflotmt
of labor a teacher has to perform outside of. all
academic appointments is very great Ti»
amount of time that ne must spend with In
hooka. In order to keep himself alive ■ his pro
fession, is unlimited. Th- *-■»» boon of £•
day, the free days of the week, the frequent ari
long vacations, are to the earnest teachtt cj
portunlties for work which cannot be done in
the presence of a class or in the. midst of tie
interruptions of frequent appointments. S*
clearly is this true that the lan M v.d h)
tellectually most exactlr.sr colleges and univer
sities of the country take the further step II
allowing to tho members of their faculties tiJ
privileges of absence from their . posts every
seventh year, with the avowed purpose of en
ablins; these teachers to do work and seen."*
intellectual enrichment which are sot pojsibi*
for them in connection with the regular rou
tine of ordinary work. This leisure for study
dally, weekly, annually, and in a few cases
once in seven years, reasonably constitutes os»
of the very considerable compensations whteS
form the attraction of the profession to those
who enter into it. Men choose to be teacher!
because they love study. They find, their largest
delight in the company of books or of nature.
The task which exacts of them this fellowship
with minds human and divine is a contiauoa
pleasure, and in order to assume It -.any csa
are ready to forego th) larger material rewards
which they might readily win la other wall's 0 '
life.
Added to th:? prize of opportunity ** *"
Ughtiul study therf is also the satisfaction of
intellectual fellowship with ether teachers. Ij*»
! the devotion tO study, this tatellectusl -'•'"
course is essential to the most -successful «c*
of a teacher A calling which bldi iaa»
sume as a duty what he would in a=jr ****
choose as a pleasure has in this feature a po* er
Of attraction which wins many choice spirits.
Third, social. Beyond the attraction of tnt
time and Intellectual fellowship the teacher *»
a fur: -. compensation, especially as he '.?»
toward the higher positions in his profession.
th* social dignity attaching to the lift « t!cn
be leads li so far as in any community more?
makes the man. in so far the fact that aB«
Is content with little money will cost Wa *
certain element of popular respect. Where,
however, the common estimate of life rises a-bovs
the purely commercial level the dignity of
tellectual leadership, of wealth; of foiowle^s?.
and of n life devoted to noble ministry, *"=£
to the teacher a compensation which cannot t*
estimated commercially.
It is well for any community that there c »
within it classes of honorable men wM *j
some tUngs In life above material good *=_
comfort. It la contemptible for any r.oir.n:u—
to excuse itself In rendering inadM 0 **"
terial compensation to the ministers of Its te^~
life by appealing to those finer compensat.^
which the teacher wins. Our re°P*- **? sC^
day b'.uah at the meagre pay we oXer to *--
noble men anil women who teach our J°"~^
It will be a sad day. however "hen young
with ambition to search for truth. «" r J> s ' 3^
it and mould the character of youas P^? Ie - *^
moved chiefly in' their choice of life jj o j* b} fci *'.
consideration of the money compensations *■**■
may be offered by the profession of their cfcotf*
A FAMOUS SI XO Kit's LETTER?-
Not the least entertaining things In a s:r.-.e.
are the letters she h.is sent her. In sceirj^^
hearing an artist on the stage a degree c. S-^
pathy Is established that. 1 suppose. ' *Laf*
auditor appreciate a certain kind of ac *^J?Sfl
with the singer, says Zelie d<? Lussan.in *H~%L
Weekly.' • Tats seems, at least, to «CCOW^
many letters I get. But sometimes they *> \rrct
little personal. One gentleman. 1 remember, wi^
•'You remind rue of a lortlj purring cat \, c , v
come on the stage and never took »' l^ e £*••
Another wrote thai he neither smoked, g gj
nor drank, and I bat .when I carai his **>" "f net ;
show me about th* town. One practical I>-
recall, am! th- compliment it contained **^j j
kind that Is ..Ixv, deai to the jrip*"!*£fSjj»
had Riven the man a pleasure In Oft l< > "'- sal( i 1*
ami be wrote me a letter »i a.lvue. "\ - ': t: , : <
knew singers were a carfl.ss. frivolous. W«
lot of people, and that I OUfthi t.> save ni> v
KollowiiiK was a It.st of sal- taTCStineßigjg^W
recommended, bearing 3 pet .cm i "« r \Zln s#»*
have siven me som« happy hours M»J i »••* . ■•*
forget." he said In conclusion. "■ p *'^* ' :J ti;« '&'
of experience I have Riven you »om,« a*»»-
Will be useful.*'

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