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baby's feelings and health, and
kiss it any, place but on the mouth.
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THE NEW EDUCATION.
One of the glories jof our coun
try is that every chilcfin it can get
a- good fundamental education
without money and without price.
Whether we send our children to
the public or the parochial schools
all of us believe in educationi We
are not going to be a nation of il
literates. A nation in which every
grown man and soon every
grown woman is entitled to the
vote, is also entitled to the educa
tion thatwillmake literate voters.
The trouble with our educa
tional systems in the past has
been that they have not taken in
to account the individual. All chil
dren were considered in the mass.
Certain things were to be studied
and all were to study these alike.
It is exactly as if we were to say
that all-children of a certain age
were to wear the same sizes in
hats, shoes and knickerbockers or"
skirts, regardless of the height of
Now just as children differ in
inchs and pounds, so do they dif
fer in mental capacities, powers
and hobbies. The, richest cities
have begun to- recognize this.
Hence the new education. There
are classes for those who are slow
and classes for those who are
. especially alert; classes for those'
x who have especial capacities for
- three R's and kindred subjects,
and classes for those whose minds
turn toward the manual and me
chanical arts. .
This new education does not
mean that the child shall be left
to go his own gait, but it does
mean that the teacher, the parents
and the child itself shaH,-find out
and do what is best for the child.
IN DARKEST AFRICA.
Kaffir Bill on a summer's day
Was forced by his comrades to
Behind a fence he quickly ran,
And that is where his fun began.
Bl fc,'6-n ,, -fyfflrm.
He thrusHiis spear through rings
in their ears
And left them there 'mid wailing