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Questions Submitted at the Ex
amination of Teachers
HADE UP BY STATE COMMISSIONER
T Test the Qualifications of Thos.
Who Wield the Ferule In the Public
School For the Education of the
Following Is the list of questions
M prepared under direction of the
state commissioner of public schools,
and submitted at the county examina
tion of teachers Feb. 2 for elementary
THEORY AND PRACTICE.
The first five questions are based on
I Rational Living" by Henry V. King.
1. Into what three classes dtM King
divide temperament! In each lies what
tendency against the symmetrical devel
opment of character?
2. What new light do King's re
marks upon the asceticism of the body
throw upon the teacher's practice anil
teaching of physiology?
3. What does Augustine Birrell
mean by "truth hunting?" What dan
ger lies in this direction?
4. Can you even passingly indulge
ill false emotions ami experience no evil
effects? Name some other cautions
with regard to thought and conduct
which knowledge of "the unity of the
mind" imposes on you!.
5. Do we make our environment or
does our environment make us? Ex
plain. 6. What book on teaching has helped
you most? How has it helped you?
7. Why Bhould the teacher pav at
tention to the personal habits of hi
pupils as well as to their habits of
8. In reading, which do von nrefer.
to have pupils read from their seats
or come forward as a class? Why?
9. In what period of the day's pro
gram would you place arithmetic?
What is the particular value of oral
10. Give one educational idea of
1. (a) Name two beliefs concerning
me nature of the globe that were held
by Kuropeans of Columbus' time.
(b) Name two causes that led to the
establishment of settlements in America.
2. What part of America was ex
plored by Balboa. Cabot. Lewis and
Clark? Give the approximate date of
me explorations of each.
.1. In the Revolution, how did the
British plan to get possession of the
oouini ny did their plan fail?
4. Discuss briefly: Hiitish imprison
ment of American seamen under Wash
ington's administration. s
5. When was the Ixiuisiana Purchase
mad?? Xame four states formed from
8. Why would it have been inadvis
able for Lincoln to issue the Emanci
pation proclamation earlier than in
7. Give an account of one of the fol
lowing: the battle of New Orleans
(IH15); the capture of New Orleans
8. What is meant by "the spoils sys
tem t" When was it introduced? What
was the attitude of President Hayes
toward this system?
9. Explain the process of naturali
zation. 10. When and how did Hawaii come
to be annexed to the United Mates f
Sir, I think you must perceive that I
am resolved this day to have nothing at
all to f.o with the question of the right
of .taxation. Some gentlemen startle
but it is true; 1 put it totally out of
the question. Speech of Conciliation,
The first six questions refer to the
selection given uboxe.
1. Name all phrases and classify
them as substantive, adjective or ad
verbial. 2. Give the antecedents of two per
sonal pronouns of the third person.
3. Give the mood, tease and voice
of all finite verbs.
4. Classify the sentences with re
spect to form and use. Give the con
struction of that and but.
6. Parse Sir, Vi, at all, totally.
8. Analyze the first sentence by di
agram. 7. Define syntax, substantive, ab
8. Explain the use of the participle
In each of the following sentences: (a)
By the giving of my usual signal, I
dismissed the class; (b) At a given
signal, the class was dismissed; (c) A
signal being given, the class was dis
missed; (d) Giving a signal, I dismis'
sea the class.
1. Locate the Tropic of Capricorn;
the Antarctic Circle. Over what nor.
tion of the earth are the sun's ravs
vertical on June 21st?
2. Compare and account for the dif
ferent in, the climate of the east and
west coasts of the United States.
3. Bound: Canada on the south;
Russia on the west; Brazil on the
4. What are isothermal lines?
are they not parallel?
S. What is a water-shed? 4 rivnr
basin! An estuary? Give an illustra
tion of each in South America.
H. With feirard to the Ntuto
Washington, note: its elevation, its cli
mate, its railroad connections with the
east, its exported products.
7. in what ways could von malt
comparison of the islands of New Zeal
and and Madagascar valuable to
o. wnai, political relations now exist
between the United States and Hawaii?
Philippine Islands? Cuba?
9. In Ohio, what and where is each
of the following! Adena, Maumee, Ser
10. Name three cities on each of the
following rivers and state one important
fact concerning each: Danube, Mississippi.
Hew 8nator Call Aroused the Ire of
an Admirer of Burns.
. Former Senator Call of Florida,
who immortalized himself by tuking
off a tight shoe in the sennte cham
ber one ;:v and hoisting a huge
foot, claJ iu a blue yarn sock, on
his desk, hoard from other senators
early in his term that Superintend
ent Smith of the botanic gardens
gave palms and potted plants to
statesmen he liked.
Call wanted some palms, and he
cast about for a way to get on the
right side of Smith. Somebody told
1. Find the L. C. M. of
2, :t, v'827 and M.
2. A man buuirlit a horse for SIM
How much must lie ask for the horse
so that he can fall 12'3 and still make
J. A cubic foot of water weighs
aooui ids. 8 oz. At that rate, how
niucn does a barrel of water weigh?
i. li siock ooiignt at Ml7o premium
pays 07o on the investment, what would
i it I. .. i . . .....w i .
ji pay n uuugiii ai M0 discount?
o. iind the side of a square that
would be equal in urea to a trapezoid
whose parallel sides are 10 ft. 8 in and
20 ft. 4 in., and whose altitude is 8 ft?
fl. When it is Manday, 7 a. in., at
Ban fraiicisco, longitute 112' 24' IS
W., what day and time of dav is it at
Berlin, longitude 13 23' 53" E. ?
7. A consignee sells $tl,742 worth of
woolen goods, charging 2'i commis
sion and for insurinc Davment
What sum will he pay over to the con
8. It 4H8 bricks, 8 inches long and 4
ocnes wine, are required for a walk 26
feet long and 4 feet wide, how manv
bricks ii inches long and 4K inches
- in , ... - ..
wme, win dc required lor a walk 120
leet long and 5 feet wide?
9. Define -prime number; repetend ;
10. On a note dated Aug. 15. 1885.
hit jjjuv, were me following indorse
menu: Oct. 10, 188.7, $320- Feb 5
188U, $476; Apr. 20, 1880, $525; June
24, 1888, $700. What amount was due
Aug. 3, 1888, at 7?
For this branch examiners will grade
turn manuscript in ortnography. "
1. What letters of the alphabet are
muiiM en ueu liquids I why are
mey so caned 7
a. vvnat name do you apply to
woras oi one syllable? Two syllables
inree syllables? More than three sylla
bles? Divide the following into sylla.
bles: Arabia, liquefy, religious, court-
J; ' Define the following: derivative
J word, seooadary accent, breve.
4. Write two hoinoiivms of isle, air,
- corse, fane and idle.
8. Mention three arguments either In
iavor of or against "simplified spelling."
6. These words are to be pronounced
by the examiner: palatial, oracale,
physics, hoping, rumored; racial, coro
ner, affidavit, cuticle, excise; interment,
aegroes, Japanese, plaid, Vesuvius;
, dirge, dirigible, kerosene, psychology,
pagan ; . frugality, rebate, hemorrhage,
UNITED STATES HI8T0RY IN.
1. What methods do you believe best
adapted to sbp study of fiterature in the
2. Trace In early American litera
ture some influences of its English
3. Name two American writers who
exerted a strong influence for the aboli
tion ot slavery. How?
4. What do you understand the term
"Literature" to include? What benefit
nave you derived from the study of lit
5. What qualities of Longfellow'i
poetry do you particularly admire?
Mention two oi his early poems; two of
ii is translations.
6. To what class of fiction does oun1
of the following books belong: The Spy,
Homola. The House
Tom Sawyer, The Murders in the Rue'
Morgue? VUio wrote each of these
7. Select five names from the follow
ing and state for writings in what de
partnicnt oi literature each is famous
Louisa May Alcott, Kdmiind Clarence
fetedinan, r-rancis Parkman, John Bur
roughs, .James Cow per, Jonathan Ed
wards, Mark Twain.
8. State your reasons for assigning
io .Minimum liuwinonie a prominent
piace in .American literature.
. Write briefly upon the personal
characteristics of one of the following:
Samuel Johnson, Thomas Carlyle, Walt
10. Is it essential that every teacher
of literature should be familiar with
Shakespeare? Why, or why not?
1. Explain the difference between the
structure of the hones in youth and in
oia age. jame the bones of the skull.
2. Explain physiologically the state
menti 'The body is the only machine
that oils itself."
3. What is the function of the red
corpuscles of the blood? What office do
the veins perform in circulation? How
do they differ in structure from the
4. Of what organ is the pancreatic
mice a secretion, and what oflice does
it perform in the digestion of food?
upon wnat classes of toods does the
gastric juice have no effect?
5. Liken the nervous system to that
of a telegraph. How do' the systems
0. (Jive the structure of the retina
of the eye. How are ravs of lMit
l i . . '. ..." --o
urougiii io incus upon 11 7
7. Define each of the following: tym
panum, coccyx, cornea, saliva, pia mater
8. Why will tobacco increase a ten
dency toward consumption? What is
the effect of alcohol upon the digestion?
Examiws will conduct an oral exam
nation ii ruling.
Eva Gracious, Katharine, vou
are going through that novel at the
rate of a mile a minute. Don't read
so fast !
Katharine I have to. dear. The
hero and heroine are in an automo
bile. Detroit Tribune.
"All I lack," said the would be
poet, "is the power of expression.
There's poetry in me, and I mean
to bring it out before I die."
"PerhapB," replied the cvnic. "it'll
kill you oefore you get it out of
your system." Puck.
"KEN YE llliKNS?" ASKL1) SMITH.
him Smith was a t-ieat admirer o
Burns and had a line collection of
Burn.?' manuscripts and editions.
rm i urn . -i t it
mat was cans cue. lie walked
over to the garden, found Smith
and talked of manv things. At the
proper time, delicately aud unob
trusively, he introduced the subject
"There was the poet," he said.
"For fine sentiment he has them
all beaten. I read my Burns every
"Ken ye Burns?" asked Smith,
"I should think I did," proclaim
ed the enthusiastic Call. "Why, I
know most of lus poems by heart,
They can have their other poets,
but as for me, give me Jimmie
"Jiminie Burns!" snorted the en
raged Smith. "Jimmie Bums!
Augh! Billie Washington! Char
lie Xapoleon! Saimnie Jefferson!
Get out of me sight, ye ignoramus!"
And Call never did get his palms.
Saturday livening Post.
Wellman's "Cold Feet."
In those ancient days Walter
Wellman, even then a hunter after
the north pole, was one of the most
assiduous of the players that as
sembled every night in the poker
room of the Press club. Mr. Well
man was ever a cautious player, and
it was the irritated and annoyed
Colonel Sterrett who spread con
tinuously the rumor that Mr. Well
man was a man who could be easily
induced to quit the game when his
stack of chips had grown to respect
able proportions. Colonel Sterrett
declared that he had made a list of
the excuses offered by Mr. Wellman
for breaking away from the game
while still a winner and that Mr.
Wellman had never repeated him
It was while Mr. Wellman was
preparing for one of his dashes for
the pole that he met Colonel Ster
rett in Shoemaker's and insisted on
telling at great length of the prep
arations he had made for resisting
the arctic cold. Quite a little crowd
gathered and listened attentively.
then Colonel Sterrett spoke.
"Walter, you have told us with
great circumstantiality of the meth
od to be adopted by you to prevent
your face being frozen," said Colo
nel Sterrett. "That is the last thing
xl. i .... O
uiai concerns us. w hat we want to
know, Walter, is how in thunder
you are going to keep your feet
warm.'" .New York Telegram.
The Venom of the Cobra Is Deadly Al
most Beyond Belief.
It was in the autumn of 1801
that Caimette, while acting as di
rector of the Bacteriological insti
tute of Saigon, Cochin China, liist
commenced It is experiments on the
neutralization of serpent venom in
the animal system. He had excep
tional opportunities in the matter
of serpent venom wherewith to car
ry out his investigations. i:i.:-jm.u.'h
as a band of cobras had ivivtitlv at
tacked a village in the vicinity of
Baelieu, and by order of the gov
ernor of the district no fewer than
ninety specimens of the terrible N'a
ja tripudians, or cobra de eapello,
were forwarded in a barrel to the
Forty of thee reptiles arrived
alive, and several were at once sac
rificed to secure their venom glands.
Each gland, resembling both inside
and shape a shelled almond, con
tains about thirty drops of venom,
and in this transparent limpid liquor
is embodied a toxin of extraor
dinary strength. As is well known,
this cobra is the most dreaded of
all serpents, and it is widely dis
tributed over India, Burma, Suma
tra, Java, Malacca aud Cochin Chi
na. Until Calmette, however, set
to work to systematically study the
nature of this reptile's venom but
little precise or reliable informa
tion had been obtained as to its
character. It was, of course, nec
essary in the first instance to as
certain, within as narrow a limit as
possible, the- exact degree of toxic
power inherent in the venom and to
letermine if possible the precise
dose lethal in respect of each varie
ty of animal experimented upon.
A correct calculation of the quan
tity of venom required in every case
was, however, found to be quite im
possible, for so virulent is the
poison that a single drop of an
emulsion produced by pounding up
eight glands in 1100 grams of dis
tilled water is sufficient, when in
troduced into the vein of a rabbit's
ear, to kill it in five minutes. All
the mammals to which Calmette ad
ministered this cobra venom, such
as monkeys, dogs, rabbits, guinea
pigs and rats, succumbed more or
less quickly, according to the size
of the dose. Westminster Gazette.
fw" - , --Y li
similating tbeTood and Regula
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A perfect Remedy for Constipa
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Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
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Tac Simile Signature of
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The Kind You Have
EXACT COPY-Or WRAPPf B.
Is Only Plain Congressman.
Senator Beveridge was talking
one afternoon in Washington to a
group of newly elected congressmen.
"You boys," he said, "must on no
account appear green. Keep cool.
go slow, think before you speak.
Then you won't give yourselves
The unripe congressmen lausrhed.
and Senator Beveridge continued:
1 should hale to hear that one of
you had acted as a new southern
congressman once did.
He as soon as he reached Wash
ington went off to a photographer's
vo oe pnotograpneu. 'i want my
ikeness taken,' he said. 'Cabinet?'
the photographer asked. The south
erner reddened and looked pleased.
'No,' he answered, 'just a plain
everyday congressman.' " Buffalo
High Priced Bumblebees.
Many years ago the farmers of
Australia imported bumblebeesfrom
England and set them free in their
clover fields. Before the arrival of
the bees clover did not flourish in
Australia, but after their coming
the farmers had no more dilnculty
on that score. Mr. Darwin had
shown that bumblebees were the
only insects fond of clover nectar
which possessed a proboscis suffi
ciently long to reach the bottom of
the long, tubelike flowers and at
the same time a body heavy enough
to bend clown the clover head so
that the pollen would fall on the in
sect's back aud thus be carried off
to fertilize other flowers of the
same species. I he bumblebees sent
to Australia cost the farmers there
about half a dollar apiece, but they
proved to be worth the price.
The Very Earliest Coins'.
No one knows exactly when or
where the original coin was
"struck" or what metal was used.
Certain passages in Homer would
ead to the inference that brass was
coined as early as the year 1184
B. C. Tradition affirms that the
Chinese had bronze coins as early
as tne year IWV li. u., but Herodo
tus, the acknowledged "father of
history," is of the opinion that the
Lydians "invented" coins some time
during the ninth century B. C. One
of the oldest coins now known is
a gold daric, coined by the Persians
during the reign of Darius. On
one side of this coin is a bust of
Darius and on the other side
figure of a kneeling archer.
in fin ATAnnn
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Gum Shoe Work.
"James!" she said severely.
The butler looked up with a
"James," she asked, "how is it
that whenever I come into the pan
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iwered, "I should say it was on ac
count of them old rubbor soled ten
nis shoes you're always wearin'
about the house."
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