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"The Golden Kingdom," by An.
drew Balfour, a 13ook of Fic?
tion with tho Scene Laid
in South Africa Dur?
ing the War with
the Boers. A
BEVJEBAL SHORT l? E VIE WS
"Count Znlkn," by Fir William M?gujjr;
" Tho Book of tho Roee," by Ohne. G. D.
Hoberts; "Itlso and Progress of tho
??tnn?l?ird Oll Company," by Gilbert
Holland Montague, Literary Notes.
Thc August Magasin?e und their
Contents. Interesting Articles
nnd 1'leasing Stories for Mid?
rHE GOLDEN KINGDOM. Written hy
Andrew Balfour. Published hy the
Li. C. Tage Company, of Hoston. For
?.ilo in Rlohmond by the Bell Book
?nd Stationery Company.
South Africa Is a comparatively new
field for explorera In tbe field of fiction,
Anthony ft'opo has touched It by Impli?
cai Ion In making Cecil Bhodei the hero
of Ills "God In tho Car." Olive Schreiner
has lifted the curtain for u ?ombre mo?
ment In her "Story of an African Farm.''
The Anglo-African war has furnished
thn motif In much that hns been written
?silice, but probably the most fascinatili??
of all books hairing the scene laid In ?
region, which, llko Alaska, Is dimly mys?
terious, and which I? Just a? alluring,
because of its mysteries and dangers, :n
Henry Beton Mcrrlman's "With Edged
Tools,'' one of the llrst written, and one
of the most vivid and plcturesauo ut
"The Golden Kingdom'? has strong
poluto of similarity ami dissimilarity to
Mr. Merrlman's book. Tho two are dis?
similar In thTit thoy treat altogether of
different people and of their different!
eurrotindings; people that aro Impelled
hy different motives. Tho books uro sim?
ilar in that both contain tho history of
a guest, the one having attainment of ?in
auriferous drug for its object, tho other
tho finding of the "Golden Kingdom" and
the acquisition of Its treasures.
In neither book Is tho element of proba?
bility taken into estimation. Mr. Balfour
tolls his story through his hero, l>i. Hen?
ry Mortimer, whose manuscript account
of adventure Is found In a Boer Bible oy
a. British surgeon, who visited the house
of Nikolaus Mortmoyer, living In the
Carolina District of tho Transvaal during
tho Boer war. Dr. Mortimer wus i?n Eng?
lishman, persuaded by a ?eafaring waif
whom he harbored to quit a quiet and
tranquil life In a rural English district,
and to face uuknownd and undreamed
of perils In tho attempt to enter tho "Gol?
den Kingdom" of South Afrlr-a, .1 city
with towerH and battlements of gold and
heaped with golden treasure.
Much of the hook la devoted to the see
voyage and shipwrecks attending the
passage rrora England to the Cape of
Good Hope. The whole chapter of these
makes as wild a telling as might a batch
of leavs tnkoii from tho "Abar?an
Nights." and the land episodes are equal?
ly as incredible. But for the lover of such
wild romances there Is a plenty of en?
tertainment in the four hundred and
twenty-four pages, which mako up the
tale of "Thc Golden City." It Is true
that tho treasure trovo turns out In the
end to he very much like the pot of gold
on which the splendid arch of the rain?
bow rest.?, but what of that? Dr. Morti?
mer doubtloks duds his better reward in
the wife and the homo where his wan?
derings cease, and where he Iosoh oven
the remembrance of other ecencs and
former Ufo across tho deep blue sea. And
a contented heart beside one's own
hearthstone is hotter than groat riches.
COUNT ZARKA. Written by Sir Wil?
liam Mnguy, Published lly the L. C.
Page Company, of Boston. (Tor sale
In Richmond by 'ino Bell Book and
Anthony Hope, In the "Prisoner of
Zonda." set a fashion that has been
steadily followed over since by writers
of romance, both In Europe nnd America.
"Count Zarka" has its scene laid In one
of thn petty European kingdom?, which
Bussln would llko to absorb. Tho action
of lhe book hinges on tlio abduction and
forcible detention of Prince Itoci, nf
Bapsber}'. who Is hold In durance vilo
by the villain of the plot, Conni ??ark8, a
man In the pny of the Russian govern?
In ih? dlseorery and release of the
Prince, lhe discomforting of Count Zarkn,
the working out of a pretty lovo story and
tho successful pitting of diplomacy and
patriotism against cunning, the author
has constructed a very clear nnd enter?
taining book, ono which tho midsummer
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THE BOOK OF THE ROSE. Charl?*
(?. to. Roberts, who wrote "Tho Kindred
nt the Wild" nnd "The Henri of Ilio An?
cient Wood," lias brought out. through
tho L. C. Pago, Company? of Postoti, a
llttlo volume of verso filled with the
beauty of thought. Ilio grace of language
and the fire of Imagination (hat nre the
distinctive charm nt his prose books. The
T.rfl poem In the book names It, the
versee being full of the passion nnd color
of tbe ro.?e of being apostrophized by the
"O Rose, bio-mom nf wonder, dark bios
som of ancient dream,
Wan tide? of the Wandering Borrow
through your deem ??umber stream:
Warm winds of thn Wavering Passion
aro lost In your crimson fold,
And memory and forebbdIng at tho hush
of your heart lie cold."
Of the lesser poems perhaps Ihe most
beautiful Is entitled "Little Weavers."
Tho exquisite melody of Its rhythm may
be caught from the verses given here:
"The rainbow melts with the shower,
The white thorn falls In tho gust;
The cloud rose dies Into shadow,
The earth rose die? into dust.
"Hut they havo not faded forever,
They ha/fo not flowered ln vain,
For the great anr) tiic little weaver?
Are weaving under the rain,
"Tho cornet fiaren Into darkness1,
The llame dissolves into death,
The power of the ?t.-ir and the dew
Tbey grow and are gone like a breath.
"But ere yet the old wonder Is done
Ib the new-old wonder begun,
Vor thn grea.t and the little weaver?
?\ re weaving under tbo sun."
TWO CLEVER BOOKS. Two very
clever noi-ol?tleo included in the mid?
summer output of tlio I?. C? Pago Com?
pany, and sold in Richmond by the Hell
Hook and Stationery Company, are "The
Interference of Patricia," from tho pen
of Lillian Boll, und "The Great ?cnop,""
by Miss Molly Elliot Seawell, ? Virginia
authoress. In whose productions her read?
The first mentioned book ls a story with
the pcciio laid in Denver, and Is as
sprightly and ?is much up to the mark
an might ho expected from tho recent
authoress of eD pungent a piece of satire?
n s "The Dowager Countess and tne
Miss Elliot lias placed her environment
presumably In New Turk and presumably
connected lier novelette with the office of
one of the big dally newspaper- there.
The pictures which illustrate the booK
are exceedingly well done, and tho storjr
ls intensely interesting.
Perhaps when all is said and done
there are no hooks invested with a great?
er charm than those which are written
In attractive style for children!
? Certain it is that among the great lit?
erary successes for people of all ages
and frizes in the latter part of the nine?
teenth century, must bo reckoned "Little
Lord Katintlcroy" and "Sara Crewe."
So It Is that "Prince Yellowtop," by
Kate Whiting Patch, and "? Seventh j
Daughter." by Grace Wlckham Curran, |
recent additions to tho L. C. Page Cozy
Corner Series, look moat alluringly out
from their covers and gii/e a whole linr
'??est of prohpectlvo enjoyment to the mid?
summer gleans, in the fields of fiction.
THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE
STANDARD OIL COMPANY. Writ
ton by Gilbert Holland Montague.
Published by Harper Brothers, New
York. For en\e In Richmond by the
Rell Book and Stationery Company.
The history of one of the most Impor?
tant corporations in the United States
Is presented by Mr. Montague in a thor?
ough and painstaking manner.
Tho sources of his history have been
supplied by tho official reports of com?
missions nnd committees of Investi?
gation, and extraordinary pains have
rendered all statements accurate and au?
thentic. The book Is valuable both from
a reading and a reference standpoint.
The leading stories of tlio Augii?,?,
Olympian are contributed by Sara Bouu
mont Kennedy and Josoi-h A. Altshclcr.
".Master Martin's Second Wooing" and
"Prince Kallulluo" arc excellent stories,
written in the best stylo. Other stories
nro "I.l'l Jim: A Tale of the Ku Klux,"
by C. F. Cartwright; "For a Dream's
Sake." by I.elgh Cordon Glltnor; "The
Backsliding nf Deacon Elderborry," by
Anno McQueen; and "With the Prince of
Adventurers," by Edward S. Van Jille.
Setvell Ford, In the August "Reader."
has a very clover article on "FJotlonsjilt'o
In England," as may be seen from tho
What a crowd of dl,-tingul-,hcd subjects
dwells In Flelioiishlrc! And tho women
folk of ?Flctionslilro! My ?v.ikos, hut
they're an odd lot. Take the Duchesses,
for, instance, Only tho old and ugly ones
have morals, But to lead a moral life
appears to have ? hud effect on the
Duchesses of Flctloushlro. It srutr.. their
tempert* nnd sharpens their longue.-?; st?
illai, after all, ono much profora tho
unmoral Duchesses. Theso, of course,
are the young and pretty ones. They
do nut seem iptlln so vague to us, either,
?lies? naughty DuohcsSQS. Wa art, quite
willing to believe In I hem. Probably
that's the human sido of us, to accept
evil report on heurt?ay evidence. It
is only the virtues of which we require
Pur my part. If I nm to go abroad at
all, I liad rather revisit Rurltunia, which
Isn't on the map and doesn't pretend to
be, or Riiiig iiwa up into Thrums, whero
tlioi-A aro plain, ovoryday folk-* whoso
simple Joys and sorrow? one can boll-ve
In und understand,
Yes; I know; all Hie Cook's tinniti?
aro going to FlctiOlislilie. Lot Uieni.
? *. ?
Mary Proctor, Who writes of "Five
Hundred Little Worlds" In the August
St. Nicholas, I? a daughter of the great
Proctor, the astronomer, and Is living al
present lu Now Yuri?; rlty. Sho Is u
small woman, exceedingly qulol. ninnisi
_>liy in manner, but has proved a sue?
ressful lecturer and writer ?It the fluid
where her father won liltitinctloii.
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* Outing for August ls a midsummer
number. The breath of tho woods Is
In tho openlii_? -ii'tlclo nuil pictures, "Go
lug to tho Woods," hy l^onldus llubburtl,
Jr., and tbe smell of tho ??a in A, J,
Keuoaly'H story of '.'.Small Pout Hailing";
Emery Pottle's skotch, "All Jslaiul Sum?
mer," nnd Roheit Dunn's chnriieterl?a
tlon of tho Atluiillo summer shore, the
last Illustrated by somo striking draw?
ings by Henry MeC.'uilor, who also de?
signed the attractive seashore? cover of
tills nuiiibci?. Thero are, also, a practi?
cal description of how best to build
Seasld? Einiges, by E? W- Ilolman, and-a
study by John It. Spears, of "The Use?
fulness Of the America's Cup Rucos.''
? ? ?
The mid*umnior number? of Harper's,
Hcrlbi.er'-* und tbo Century are .editions
dp luxe, showing tlio lliicst of "'work In
Illustration, In gonenil and seilou*? work
in fiction and review. The art of the
magazines, as t-liown by the woi i<
H?ward Ps-'le ?nd oilier masters; the f
nnlltie and Hieran- i-m.trlhutloiis; Hie ?
.beautiful cover designi? and OJ.cwH.nt t)poj
inako of such periodi,
tire and a wonderful ?
The fiction number of MoC'lure'. for
Aiiguit Is a triumph of editorial selection
and a clear i.iso of tlio survival or the
ex?.eptlori.illy 111. Thn lioaiitlful cover,
Showing: a siili lake landscape, vloued
frohl a cool whlto pori Ico of marble pil?
lar:??, In an Invitation hot 10 be resisted,
The leader is a delightful little -tory nf
child life by May Kcl-oy Champion, "Tlio
Method of Charles Stuart," of exquisite
charm and feeling.
Nn tin ally tho midsummer Issue nf tho
Critic Is something of an nuldn.ir num?
ber. Tho leading article of Urs charm lof
Is entitled "A Summer Visit to Concord,''
and is from the pen of Miss Katharine
M Abholt, who has written so much nnd
with such charm about New England
b'ghwnvs and by-ways. Miss Abbotti
paper describes the main historical and
litefftfy sbfl?en of ihn. clastic town, nnd
i,? illustrated ftttor IMe.ws of "TI ? Manse,"
"The llosmcf House" and ph ,r Kin?
d-cd moment Other articles of similar
??cope include Professor Nallns ? .ore
Sharp'?! "Maturo Between Book Covers,"
which Is a review of tho more Important
tintufi book? nf the- icason, nnd Miss
Elizabeth Luther Cai?.'., "Browning and
tlio Animal Kingdom."
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'Tho August Atlantic ?. !. .?? -, ,? ,?,?
number for summer and leisure!} reading.
It opens with ? Striking ti ?volette by
Margaret Sherwod, ont itici "Daphne,11
which present? nn OMgtnal a?,I delightful
love story, portrayed with great skill and
Shorter complete Stories nro Lafcadio
II? urn's fascinating Japanese tale, Mimi
Xushl-Holehl; Et-thor Tiffany's Anna Ma?
rcea, un en torta Ining? BCquol to her The
Cpi.intese of Pondsvlllo Ceiiler, recently
published In the Atlantic; Alexander
Black's amusing Tlio Widder, and n. E.
Young's Tho Trail of the Tangier1, iho
latest and best of the Hender?,m stories.
Building the Moffat Short Line Will Result in Coal Beinj
Sold as Low as Five Dollars Per Ton?A Great
? Thing for the People.
David H. Mof?a*, tho Denver banker
nnd railway magnate, who Is now en?
gaged In building tlio Denver, North?
western and Pacific Railway from Den?
ver to Salt Lake City, states that when
the new road?the "Moffat Short Lino?is
completed, anthracite coal of tbo quil
lly of the best Pennsylvania will be put
down a? far east as Chicago and sold al
five dollars per Ion.
The road, now being rushed as fanl as
money and labor can expedito the work,
taps a virgin tci.itory. The vast dis?
trict made accc/slblo by the Denver,
Northwestern and Pacido Is larger than
the entire Stato of Pennsylvania. It
is rich In mineral deposits, with fertile
acres watered by never-falling streams,
with grand forest- for tho lumberman's
oxe and vast fields of coal, dtithraclto,
scml-anthraclto, bituminous and steam
DAVID H, MOFFET.
coals. Lying as it does behind the great
Continental Divide, this vast district,
teeming with Inexhaustible wealth, has
hitiiejrto ;been, commercially .-?peaking,
Inaccessible, Hauling over precipitous
mountains established freight tolls that
became prohibitive to mining, caule rais?
ing, lumbering or coal mining, Mr. Mof
fnt. ill order to release this v.-ist ?vcalth
In the uses of man, determined to tunnel
A contract for tunnelling James' Po.k,
at a cost of two and a half millions,
lias been awarded, and steel rails, loco?
motive., and running equipment have been
ordered. In anticipation of the onor
inous freight trafilo to come to tho "Mof
fat Short Lliie," and tn supply the con?
stant and Increasing demand for good
anthracite coal, work Ih being hastened
at the collieries and tons of black dia?
monds are being piled up In readiness
for the cars. The haul of coal will bo
exceptionally advantageous, as from the
mines eastward It will bo an' easy down
Tho nntlirciclto coal of lioutt county
will ho loss than two hundred miles from
Denver, and can be laid down in that city
at competing prices, also largely monop?
olizing tho markot of Kansas nnd Ne?
braska, and succcHHfully competing .at
Missouri River points with tho anthra?
cite coal of Pennsylvania. Thos? coal
fields guarantee nn immense oast and
west annual freight tonnage to the new
road, and secure Its fixed charges, such
a s Interest on tho boids, etc. In this
connection It may bo said that first mort?
gage, five por cent, bonds arn now being
sold through tho First National BanK
of Denver, of which Blr. Moffut is tho
Professor Lakes; who has for many
years occupied tito chair of Geology at
tlie Colorado Stato School of Mines, found
tho Rouit county anthracite to be hard,
firm and compact, breaking into large,
Bllining blocks. Fragments that Have
lain for years on the surface show
no signs of ?lacking, proving It to bo
capable of being canicci in stock for an
indefinito timo without deterioration.
Tlio high quality of tbo Routt county
coal la proven by comparison of the
analysis of thoso coals with those of tho
anthracite nnd bituminone coals of Penn?
sylvania. The veins are fifteen foet
thick and tho ceni fields extend over
o?Xl pipiare miles. In anticipation of tho
railroad the government Is selling land
at the rnte of twenty dollars por acro,
ond to tho extent ?t ?^?,??? to $100,0;?
por acro jump? to twenty doll.n-j.
within twenty miles of tho coal fields,
hind heretofore Belline at ton dollars
per aero Jumps to twncty dollars,
Mr. Cabe?l and His Work.
The recent Issue of Harper's Magasine
unii tho "Kiunrt ?Set," with Uielr clever
contributions from James Hraucli Cabell,
together with critical notices In revlow
anii newspapers, cull attention to a now
iitar In tho r.oulh's literary firmament,
upon which publie Interest, with its con?
sequent Inu'ostlgiitlnn, Is naturally being
Mr. Cabell. who was born twenty-four
years ngo In Richmond, Vn., Is descend?
ed maternally from Mr. Tliouuis Rranuh,
w??ii Known In trio business circles of that
city. Mr. Bruner)'- ?on, Co|oi*e| James
Itemi Hrunoli, young r.abell's grund
liillici?, was a noltlcer lu the Ciuifedcrate
attny: and taking pari attor the war in
tho famous Gilbert Walker campaign, was
hillort at tho fulling of a bridge nt ?'.???
????G? Island, which ooourroil during ?
bnrbecuo given lo celebrato Ilio victory
of the Coiiservatl'Va parly.
Through his father. Pr, Robert Caboll,
tho author's ancestors have been Monti
f.od with Iho social, professional nnd civic
lifo of tho Virginia capital for genera?
tions. His grout -givat-grandfatlier, Colo
nol AVillluin Gamble, ft man of culture
and liilliioiH-o, owned nil of Gamble's Hill,
now a populous portion Of Richmond.
Colonel Gamble's daughter, ronowned
far and wldo for her personal loveliness,
married Judgo William H, Cabali, after?
wards tho Governor of the Stato, and It
was from hor thai her granddaughter,
"tho beautiful Llzsila faboll," now Mrs.
Judgo Ritchie, of Dalllmore, and young
James Branch Cn bell's aunt, Inhorltod
the charnu wjiloh distilijsulelie?! hor.
It? was a theory uf larlylo that talent I?
always tioaccil'lo to ancestry, "No nuin
of ability," ?ays ,|?? *aK? of Chelsea,
"cn-er caino of stUPld People," and whllo
ono discovers in? professional Write?
among Mr. Cabell's ancestors, both Iho
Cubells ?md (lie Cirrlngtons, with whom
Ile notify our Mends and puh/'ic
timi wc have decided to do building
uno contracting in connection with
G????? AT G ? 's ? ???G?^. ^a^ a^or ^a-y wo at0 ^emoiistr?--tin?--*? tho fact, that tvo are giving
Ll?l/l ? ? 1 tA?ll I KI^Co.e,cayotitlioboRtv'ihiegattliolowo.sfcprif.o9aiid tho ea.<?est payments.
Odd Dressers, Golden Oak,
Mahogany and White
From $5.00 Up.
Oak and Walnut Chamber Suits.
Blue Flame Oil Stoves,
Fire King, Jackson and
Jewel Gas Ranges.
Iron Beds and Cribs,
Dinner Sets at
MATTINGS, RUGS, ART SQUARES AND CARPETS.
L.VS woorLv. Rothert and Company, F!
Teaching Is among the oldest profes?
sions. There has never been a time In
the history of tho world In which there
has not existed sonio sort of school, for
the double reason that there Is ln man
a two-fold instinct of acquisition and
Importation. i>io work Is more Important
than teaching, slnco, to a great extent,
upon tho school training of the youth of
r land depends tho future social, politi?
cal and religious life of a nation. To
tench means, according to tho dictionary,
t.i Instruct or to impart knowledge. This
is a general definition used specifically
in regard to schools. It means not only
to Impart a dully portion of knowledge,
but nlso to train the mind In such a
way as to produce in the pupil a mental
activity that will urgo him forward to a
thorough solf-educutlon. Teaching is
more a developing than a creating pro?
cess. Correct teaching does nothing fnr
a pupil that ho can not do for himself.
It simply brings objects and subjects ho
foro him und directa hin mind to thn
Btudy of theso objects nnd subjects, thus
bringing Imo existence nctlvo powers, und
hen,-e Ideas aro formed,
Thero Is In all the yorld no title mor?
noble, moro ancient, moro ??acred, than
that of teacher, In all ages touchers
have been among the most noted and
most highly enlightened people. Not a
few of tho nnmos that mako Illustrious
the pages of history are tho names of
teachers. Confucius was a teacher, Aris?
totle and Socrates were teachers; many
of tho most earned monks wero teachers.
Jesus Christ hns been called tho "Groat
Teacher,'' whllo to-day thoro la no class
of people who aro bettor known, or who
exert a wider influence than tho learned
For ages women wero left totally with?
out education, but no soonor.dld thoy be
como educated than It was discovered
that thoy wore pro-emlnently fitted for
teachers. For many years their work
was confined to tho primary and gram?
mar schools, but to-day wo Und them
teaching In tho high schools, colleges and
normal schools as well.
Women havo shown to the world that
thoy can succeed ln almost any vocation
which it pleases them to pursue. In all
their experiments, however, thoy havo
found no work for which they aro so
perfectly suited ns that of teaching. In
uomo branches of study men aro acknow?
ledged to bo moro competent, but In or?
dinary school work It has been proved
that women aro more efficient. There
is no other evidence of this needed than
tho fact that throughout tho length nnd
breadth of our land tho publlo schools
nre taught almost exclusively by women.
Women naturally possess nomo of the
most necessary attributes of a teacher,
namely, putlenco, porsevoronco, gentle?
ness, Intuition and love of children, and
by training thoy .hin y acquire other re?
quisito qualities, shell ns self-control, Im?
partiality, firmness, etc.
Tbo woman who makes hor living by
teaching Is In many particulars blessed
abovo her sisters who must likewise sup?
port themselves. First, In tho social po?
sition, she occupies. No mntter how dem?
ocratic may be the theories of p people,
tlie stubborn fnct romains that social
harriers do exist ???? often tho occupation
of a woman will rlotermlno hor social
strata no matter what may ho her real
worth. Second. In the duration of hor
work. A teacher Is on actual duty only
about six hours per day; add to this two
extra hours for outsldo preparation, nnd
she still works, two hours loss than tho
average woman. Hor Saturdays, too, nro
freo and she haw a long holiday at Christ?
mas, not to mention various nntlonal nnd
religious holidays sciiltered through tho
several months of tlio your, and last, but
not least, three months' vacation. Third.
In the salary paid. Teachers nro not paid
too much by uny moans; Indeed, in somo
places thev aro poorly paid considering
thn work thoy do; hut oven taking Into
consideration the three months nf en?
forced Idleness sho averages a hotter sal?
ary than Iho majority of working women.
On tho other hand thoro aro many
trials peculiar ta tho teacher; for In
stanco, to bo a compioto success sho musi
possess tho three-fold ablltly of boln_J
able to plesso three people of widely)
separated Ideas, t?-wlt, the superintend-.
ent, tho paront and tho pupil.? Tlio su??
perintondent, by unremitting effort alu?
ci?se application, she ls generally able
to satisfy; the pupil, in consideration ot
some judicious *,yord of praise, will occa?.
slonally voto this teacher a good sort,
but few indeed are the parents who oven
speak a word In favor or appreciation of
the faithful work of tbo teacher. It ls no
uncommon thing to hear a reaUy Intel!!??
gent mother say, "Miss Blank (his teach?
or) hatos my Harry, sho treats blm out?
rageously." Oh! If that mother could
but see tho behavior of her beloved Har?
ry, hor only wonder would be that his
long-suffering teacher did not murder him
Another dlfllculty that teachers must
confront, especially those employed In tho
public schools, Is the fact.that very little
attention can bo paid the Individual.
Children from refined homes, children
from degraded abodes, children who
hear only gentle and refined speech, chil?
dren who rarely hear a correct sentence
out of the school room, children who are
used to every luxury, and children who
scarcely have tho necessities of Ufo mus.
all bo taught at one and the some time,
nnd all are supposed to derive the samel
benefit from the lo-soni.?. Again. Hie
seeming ahseneo of expected results?
Sometimes a teacher will spend half ofl
a lesson period Illustrating and explaining!
a rertaln theory or principle. She nat?
urally expects a good recitation, but
when the class Is questioned, the entire
time ond effort have apparently beert
wasted. To labor, for a wholo term, over
some especially dull or unusually cnrolestj
pupil only to have him fall In th_ ex*
nmlnatlon Is, to say the least of It, dis??
A teacher cannot worthily discharge hen
dally duties unions sh*? has some time foi*
private studv and Is thus enabled to Veep
herself on a level with Ihe advancing,
thoughts and methods of tlio ago. If slier/
merely retails to her pupils the little sto-??
of learning which slip, ns a student, miiK
tered. her Intellectual pnvertv will reap*
peu r In the minds of her pupils.
The host teacher Is the one who 1? ahli*?
to ?rente lu the mind of a child the desire?
ror knowledge, To <io this let the teache-si
use every means and method known tcf:
??elenco or experience. Mnrveloue.aro th-j
chnnges wrouslii In the mind of a chili-,!
bv the electric fire nf a true tnneher. ??;
Michael Angolo sftW I" thn rough hew?
block of marble nn angel of exquisito pro?
portions, so tlin true teacher sees in overy*
c.bllil the Divine Impress and should seeKfl
to kindle tho fires of Immortality thaij
may be .lumbering In his mind.
thoy intermarried, were lovers of litorn
turo, and distinguished, In tniiny In?
stances, In the callings which thoy fol?
lowed, An uncle, tlio lato. Canington Ca?
bell, a member of tbo Richmond bar,
was brilliantly endowed. Ills widow, for?
merly Miss Isaetta Carrlngton, who was
also his cousin, began (under the auspices
of Charles Dudley Warner) a promising
career as a novelist, contributing a num?
ber of short storlos to the llurper nari?
orticaie, and while she hns departed from
Uor original lino as a writer, she Is still
widely read us tho Carlsabol of the Bal.
tini,no Sun. Still another cousin of the
author who writes for the press Is Mrs,
C.'tboll Early, formerly Miss Mary
Washington C'abol?, who, under tho signa?
ture of "Mary Washington," compiteti
weekly sketches of notables for th? Rloh?
Naturo, It has boon observed, Is often
somewhat reticent In Indicating Ilio hont
of Ilio young, louviiig parents and educa?
tors to flounder uncertainly iniiwir clumsy
efforts at development. In ilio cuso of
young Cabell, however, sho announced
herself with prompt decision.
Throughout Ills school life, begun ?it
seven years of nge, with Ml.-o Illicit, of
Richmond, and continued wit li Mr. John
1'. Mit?uiro, of tlui same city, he stood
wll above the average, excelling particu?
larly in those branches (such as mathe?
mattes) In which the higher faculties of
tlui mind, rlither than the mero memory,
uro brought Into exercise, Tho originality,
tin? linaglnutlvenetn, and genomi oxVol
icnco of bis compositions, too, Was noted,
lyhlle in Ills hours Of p'creation ho niniiHod
himself with Intricate puzzles and wllh
Iho works of sudi writes ns Hliukospeuro,
Scott, Thackeray, Dickens, and the? llko,
???ring Ilio colliso ut William und Mary
Coll?ga which followed, und from which
lie gindual,',1 lu )MW, with tlie degree of
??. ?., ha wrote for tho college magazine,
winning tho Ewell scholarship ?nd medal
fin- iho best contributions, und later be.
,?,,min;: the editor of tho periodical, An
experience In louiualUiii hi the ottico of
11m Now voi-ii Herald siioooedeij disgradi
ii.itIon, un,i wus not without its educa?
tional ??,??'?'??,?, SS w;i:l a lenii on the
finii' of Hie Htehni' nd New.?-. Journalistic
und particular!? lepuiiorwl work wus
distasteful to him, Tiowover, nnd drawn
by the combined forco of inclination ?tul
uptitudo, be drifted into literature. His
efforts wore crowned with Immediati,
success, four out of the llrst Ilvo pro?
ductions which he offered for publication
helng accepted, l'ho first of those, "The
Comedies of William Congrego," appear?
ed In the International Maga?lne of April,
l!?l. It was followed? by the "Love Let?
ters of Falstaff," in Hill-pur's Magasine,
and "As Played Beforo His Highness,"
In Smart Bet, nine, which tinn? be has
contributed a series of mediaeval studioa
to the former publication, with various
social sketches to tbo latter. His most
ambitious und su-itiiliied effort, and the
ono of which bo himself thinks rnoBt
highly, Is the "Husband's Comedy," In tha
June Issue of Smart Boi, and he Is at
present engaged In recasting It, alter?
nating with work upon ? novel of ?,???
"It Is wllh dimeniti' und not with eus??,"
according to Curly|0, "that u ninn dooa
Ills best In anything," and Mr. Cabell's
experience In authorship Is no disproof of
the theory. He works slowly, never ac
conipll?lilii-j more than 600 words at ?
Tlio result In a reward, howen-er, ex?
emplifying the rovers- of the axiom that
"easy writing makes hurd reading," und
one Is borno along hy the smoothly flow?
ing language through the Intricacies ot
his plots wlili no unpleasant ?oiisetou?*?
(toss of the medium. Although nut ovor
-burdened with descriptivo ???._??4_.?? ouch
scene bus Its appropriate setting, done ut
llrst blind, and revealing the brush 01 un
urtisi. Ho |h a keoil observer and iiiiiily.t
of liiitiuui nature. Ills "characters urn
suggested by types deeply studied, wliilu
his plots aro Invariably drawn from no
Unfortunately (as it would seem to m_>
ture experience, which roaHyo** the im?
poi tu ino of a ".-oliti?, hody" uh a factor
lu continued su,,??.- fui effort), the author.
for th? sui?, of uninterrupted quiet, baa
acquired the h?bil of writing al uig'.t,
mien remaining Bt hi? d?**l* until dus??
light mid _pen<|ln_? tne hoiir. ef the
forenoon In sleep.
ni ino h,? ha-? _ev. i.?i'?-"i .1 fondile?? 'or
ilio l'i cucii poo'*, ?ud tor Kren.h ]it*_ra?
turo generally, a taste tho Influence o?
which Is detected In his work. He Is da*
voted to ids profession, "caring little foi
socjety, sn>i'o us an observer of It"; oiicf
posseses In a high degree tho "faculty fofl
taking Infinite pains"??, faculty so In??
variably the accompaniment of genius,
ns to havo been confounded with the diving
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