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lUNOLE SILAS AND THE WORLD
XVLTL Continued
The manager crept back to his chair
again and Sharpless sat down That
was a good joke of yours Mr Thorn
dyke he said with an unpleasant
smile Of course you know that the
orginal value of the land was next to
nothing
I dont care to argue that point or
any other The question between us is
simply this will you pay me 100000
or shall I give you in charge for forgery
J
ery
While Thorndyke was speaking
Sharpless was swaying gently back and
forth in the pivot chair with his right
arm lying upon the desk In the little
interval of silence that followed the
fingers of the idle hand sought the knob
of a small drawer under the pigeon
holes When he began to speak the
lawyers voice was smooth and passion
less Let us assume for the sake of
example that what you say of us is
true that we are the unscrupulous vil
lains that your indictment presup
poses The hand on the desk was me
chanically opening and closing the
jidrawer and Philip saw a glint of
s
Whats all this thing about says he
Wall I dunno says I
What good Is all this worl to me
This Ian an sea an sky
The same ol thing Git up an dress
An eat an work like sin
Then ro to bed git up an dress
An eat an work agin
Whats all this thing about says he
Says I Cant tell ye John
But as for me I like to see
To see the thing go on
There aint nq end to this machine
An no man hereabout
So fur as I have ever seen
Can tell what it grinds out
Its belts are hitched to far off gears
Far off be end the sun
An Ive no doubt twill run for years
The way it alius run
But whats the thing about says he
Says I Cant tell ye John
But as for me I like to see
To see the thing go on
Tis day an night an night an day
The same ol thing says John
I guess it is says I but say
Lets watch the thing on
Tor all the grass an things that grow
An stars it seems to me
Are jest a show
For us deadheads to see
An I aint tired of it yit
Its pretty middlin John
An as for me I like to see
To see the thing go on
I like to see the things my Jfriend
Tis healthy sport for man
Though I cant tell you where twill end
Nor where the thing began
Whats all this thing about Dunno
Tis fun enough for me
To jest lay back an see the show
An wonder yes sir ee
An so I guess that we are here
An thats our business John
To work an git ourselves in gear
To help the thing go on
Sam Walter Foss in N T Sun
A CASE IN EQUITY
BY FRANCIS LYNDE
Copyright 1895 by J B LIppincott Co
inickel piating among tne papers As
suming this doesnt it strike you that
you are a little rash in coming here to
threaten us The idling hand dropped
carelessly into the open drawer and lay
quiescent
Philip ignored the hypothetical
menace and kept his eyes fixed -upon
the motionless hand
Violence is always a dangerous
weapon Mr Sharpless he said quiet
ly and you will agree with me that
when it becomes necessary to employ
it hesitation is not to be too strongly
deprecated Ill trouble you to close
that drawer
In the duel of words Sharpless had
been reflectively measuring the dis
tance between himself and the coat
pocket into which Philip had slipped
his hand at the beginning of the inter
view The deductions were evidently
upon the side of prudence for he shut
The drawer with a snap and turned away
from the desk
Going back to the original question
your demand is unreasonable and if
it were not there is not such an
amount as you name in all the banks
in the city
Probably not and in any event I
should prefer your draft on New York
secured by a mortgage on all the prop
erty of the company in Chilmath
county
Oh you would Sharpless was los
ing his self control Perhaps you
think I own the property in fee simple
You ought to know if you know any
thing at all that I should have to sub
mit the matter to our New York of
ficers
Knowing that he had the sword in
Philip could not refrain from twisting
it a little in the wound From my
point of view that would seem to be
the last thing youd care to do You
could scarcely afford to give the facts
in the case you know and I dont see
Ijow anything else would answer How
ever that is all beside the mark I know
that you have the authority to sign
papers and to transfer property he
looked at his watch my time is lim
ited gentlemen which is it to be an
amicable settlement or let us not
Tnince matters the chain gang
For the first time during the inter
view Fench roused himself to speak
For Gods sake Sharpless dont trifle
with him give him what he wants
None the less Sharpless fought des
perately contesting every inch of
ground It would take time to draw
up the papers he must at least be al
lowed to telegraph New York he had
no idea that his draft would be honored
without explanations To all of which
Philip turned a deaf ear and pointed
inexorably to the alternative He must
have the draft and the security or the
law should be allowed to take itis
course When it finally came down to
a mere question of the time required
for the preparation of the papers
Philip produced a draft and mortgage
ready for signature together with a
-quit-claim deed signted by himself as
rfittorney in fact for John Kilgrow
You have a notary within calf he
said have him come in and witness
your signatures
The managers clerk was summoned
and when Fench had written his naime
with trembling fingers under tlw
scrawling signature of the attorney
the clerk filled out the attestation and
the mortgage and the draft were hand
ed to Thorndyke Sharpless dismissed
the young man curtly when his duty
was performed and turned irascibly
upon his successful opponent
You will remember that this was
your own proposition he said angri
ly I give you fair warning that youll
have trouble with the matter yet be
fore youre through with it Now give
me that paper that youve made so
much of
It wras a rash speech and if Lawyer
Sharpless had not parted with all his
reserves of shrewdness he would never
have uttered it Philip calmly ignored
the demand and answered the threat
I shall look to you to smooth away
all difficulties he said rising and tak
ing up his crutches On the day your
draft is honored I will release the mort
gage and mail you the forged deed
and not a moment -sooner
Five minutes afterward he was mak
insr his wav across the crowded street
to where Protheroe stood with two
saddled horses
Its done he said briefly while the
engineer was helping him to mount
Lets get to tne courthouse as quicic
as we can I shant be able to breathe
comfortably- until the mortgage is on
record
XTX
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
Protheroe tried to make himself be
lieve that he should not have allowed
Philip to persuade him to go back to
Duncans after the recording of the
mortgage He argued that it would be
better on all accounts if he should drop
quietly out of the small melodrama
in which he had at the first figured
only as a supernumerary The resolu
tion hung in the balance while he wait
ed at the courthouse for Thorndyke
and it was the thought that he still
owed Elsie some indefinite debt of apol
ogy and explanation that finally turned
the scale in the direction of Philips urg
ings On the way up the valley he tried
to reconstruct his dismembered ideal
to the end that he might be able to wit
ness Philips triumph with some out
ward show of equanimity and when
they reached the farmhouse he found
this easier than he had anticipated
While Thorndyke was deservedly
the hero of the day the re
joicing in the Duncan household was
sincere enough to be infectious and
before he knew it Protheroe was ex
tolling Philips courage and persever
ance quite as honestly as any of the
others
When the excitement had a little sub
sided Philip asked how Kilgrow could
best be reached Duncan wanted to
climb the mountain himself but his
wife objected
Itll just be flyin in the face o Prov
idence wi your rheumatics Jamie
and thatll no do whatever she said
and when Protheroe offered to go a
fresh difficulty arose
Ye wouldna find auld Johnnie in a
month o Sundays Robbie lad Dinna
ye ken hes hid awa f rae Sharpless an
his gang
Then Elsje came to the rescue and
Duncan demurred again Im no that
free to lat ye go bairnie the Lord
an3r knows how many o Sharpless cut
throats jTe might be fallin in wi
All of which pointed to an obvious
conclusion Before Protheroe could
B What have you done she asked
finally determine whether to be glad or
sorry he found himself helping Elsie
up the paith on Johns mountain With
the unlimited opportunity for free
speech his confession stuck fast in his
throat At first Elsie was- too joyous
no man in his sober senses could plead
his cause before a judge whose ebul
lient happiness overflowed all the ap
proaches to fceriousness And after
ward when his taciturnity had damp
ened Elsies enthusiasm the difficulties
were increased rather than diminished
After a time they stood together upon
the brink of the Pocket and Protheroe
realized that it was then or never in
a few minutes they would be with the
old mountaineer
Wait a minute please he said as
Elsie was about to lead the way to the
path down the cliff
She stopped obediently and the fear
that delay would bring more irresolu
tion made him go on quickly I want
to tell you how sorry I am for what I
did the other day I know it was inex
cusable but I have done what I could
to atone for it
She was standing at the verge of the
cliff clinging to a small tree growing
out pf a crevice in the rock and looking
down into the billows of foliage be
low
What have you done she asked
It isnt much I know but I kept
my promise I brought him back to
you
Mr Thorndyke you mean
Yes
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V
THE BOTJEBON NEWS FRIBY AUGUST 27 1897
Im sure Im much obliged It was
awfully good of you
She turned still farther from him
and he made an involuntary step to
ward her when she leaned over the edge
of the rock Then he saw that she was
shaking with suppressed laughter and
penitence very nearly became wrath
Why are you laughing at me he
demanded
Because youre so ridiculous she
retorted facing him suddenly What
makes you talk as if Mr Thorndyke be
longed to me What right have you to
think that he is anything more than a
friend of my fathers like like your
self How do you know that he isnt
engaged to the young lady in New York
who writes to him every week
Protheroe made a praiseworthy at
tempt to be coherent but it ended
rather tamely Then you then I
have been mistaken all along in think
ing Elsie please come away from that
cliff and tell me you forgive me
I wont not till you catch me
And with a mocking laugh in which
there was more joy than derision she
slipped over the edge of the rock and
was nearly out of sight in the path be
low before Protheroe gathered enough
presence of mind to accept her chal
lenge The chase was short and vigor
ous and when it was ended the process
of forgiveness appeared to be some
what abstruse and complicated judg
ing from the time which elapsed before
the young man and the maiden present
ed themselves in the cave of the moun
taineer
Kilgrow took the news of his good
fortune with a serene complacency
born of a happy ignorance of money
values
Thess sos t they all 11 lemme alone
is all I keer he said and they had some
trouble in making him understand that
his presence was needed at the farm
house Loving and trusting Elsie he
went willingly when he understood
what was wanted of him and on the
way back to the valley he was mindful
enough of his own long buried youth
to keep well out of earshot of the two
young people to whom the return jour
ney was only too short x
The afternoon sun was shining slant
wise over the neck of the Bull when
they reached the house and after the
reticent and embarrassed mountaineer
had run the gauntlet of congratula
tion Thorndyke took him up to the
attic bedroom
You understand that Ill have to go
to New York to collect this money he
began when he was alone with his
client What am I to do with it and
how much shall I keep out for my fee
A smile of child like surprise flick
ered for a moment on the withered face
of the old man Fer you uns pay
I thort I done to ye bout that thar
long back yonder at the fust I lowed
to you uns then thatef so be ye cd raise
me 2000 outn hit
But thats sheer nonsense vou
know protested Philip I should be
treating you worse than the others to
take such an advantage
Bargins a bargin insisted Kilr
grow firmly
It wasnt a bargain but Ill tell you
what I will agrep to Ill divide this
money equally with you
How much d ye reckon that d be
Fifty thousand dollars apiece
The sum was still too large to be com
prehensible to Kilgrow and Philip
sought to help him If you put your
share into government bonds the in
terest would be about 1500 a year
The old man satin perplexed silence re
volving his hat slowly in his thin hands
I reckon I caynt figure hit out ef I
he said after a little I wisht
you uns d do whatsomever ye thinks
right weth hit
Ill invest it for you if you like and
the interest can be sent to Duncan
I reckon thatll be all right Kil
grow rose and moved toward the door
stopping on the threshold to ask a
question that troubled him more than
the disposition of his newly acquired
fortune Ye reckon them fellers is
plum shore t lemme alone now air
ye
WI13 certainly The things done
and settled and theyve no more reason
to persecute you now than if youd
never owned the land
Thank ye thats what I keer fer
moren the money D ye low yell put
hit in them thar bons
That will be the safest investment
for you
There was another pauso and more
searching for the few common factors
of speech Im gettin sort o tolable
ol these days an they aint nobody ter
come atter me I reckon they aint no
way ye cd fix hit sot the little gal
mought git hit wen Imthoo weth
hit
You mean Duncans daughter
Kilgrow nodded
Why yes I can buy the bonds in
her name if you wish
Thank ye that thars what Is pint
in at He nodded gravely and left the
room coming back again presently to
hold out his hand across the table to
Philip I caynt jaw much you uns
done foun that out fore now but I
reckon you uns kin sort o lay hit out
in you uns min what all Id say ef ony
I thess knowed how Taint many of
em d a tuk up fer a pore ol ton up
wildcatter nohow
Philip grasped the extended hand and
wrung it heartily Dont say a word
Mr Kilgrow the obligation is all on
my side I should be a poor man to day
if I hadnt won for you And besides
you know Im a young lawyer and this
is my first case I ought to thank you
for giving it to me And I do God
bless you
TO BE CONTINUED
- i L
A Serious Case
Mrs Newly is it true that your hus
band is so very absent minded
Perfectly Weve been married six
months and many an evening at 11 he
gets up takes me by the hand tells me
what a delightful time he had and
would leaveif I did not remind him
j Detroit Free Press
J
re the money goes
w
GregftJTeniptations ly Which Alas
kans Part vritlt Their Gold
There are many men on the Klondike
ft is claimed who will probably never
retumto civilization This is the state
ment fpf Jack Carr the mail carrier
and itis not very joyful news he brings
to anxious relatives in this city and
Elsewhere It is not because the boys
are not making money in the north that
they cannot come home but because
the temptations of the saloons and
flance halls at Dawson are too much
for them and every cent they earn is
spent jthat way It does not take very
long to run through a small fortune in
Alaska if one is inclined to be the least
bit sporty It costs from 50 cents to
five dollars a dance in the Dawson
dance halls and with whisky at 75
cents per drink a man has to be very
lucky to keep the pace
The boys in question are not ex
ceptionally lucky They have been on
the river a long time and have a good
claim if they would work it industrious
ly They saved no money when they
were working down here and Carr says
that they are not doing it in Alaska
They have hardly enough to purchase
a supply of grub for the winter and
as a result of their drinking and danc
ing live in a terrible fashion They are
on a spree for about half the time and
the other days in the week are too much
played out to work The stories told
of this Klondike whisky are interesting
if true
There are seven or eight saloons at
Dawson counting a new one that has
just been started by Pete McDonald
the well known Snohomish saloon
keeper and variety man At Louse
Town above Dawson there are four
more Itisf rom the Louse Town saloons
that the whisky stories come Their
whisky it is said is made from alcohol
and brown sugar With every glass
placed on the bar a whisk broom is
placed beside it A Seattle man was
telling the story of his first drink to
a few friends yesterday and in the
course of the story explained the use
of the whisk broom On his calling
for a glass of whisky the broom was
handed to him as the others at the bar
Not wishing to show his ignorance he
waited until the others had finished
After downing the mixture they went
over to a pile of sawdust -where for a
few minutes they rolled around in a
fit The whisk broom was used to
brush off the sawdust The Seattle man
poured his glass on the floor having re
ceived a vivid temperance lesson
There are said to be many men at
Dawson in just the fix the Seattle boy3
spoken of are in There is plenty of
work for them to do but they wont do
it Or if they do the money goes into
the saloons and dance halls while dur
ing the winter they live off the more
fortunate miners These men would
be in a sorry fix if there was any great
scarcity of provisions at the caonp as
there seems to be a possibility that
there will be this year Seattte Times
RUSSIA AND ENGLAND
TiiCzars Policy in the ETkt Ex
plained by a Russian Statesman
The Paris Soleil prints an interview
between its St Petersburg correspond
ent and a prominent Russian states
man which may be interesting just
now Among other things the czars
man said
We are not the eneiies of England
We willingly recognize the great role
that she plays in the f orld We sin
cerely wish her success in her projects
of Anglo Saxon and colonial federation
But we are suspected cherishing a
desire to capture Hirwloostan What
nonsense What absurdity England
however refuses our offers of friend
ship Everywhere ws find her in the
front ranks of our enemies She will
compel us at last to take sides against
her And for all tUat she ought to
understand that her danger does not
come from our side Some day she will
bitterly regret the Jfranco Russian al
liance but then it wi 1 be too late
Speaking of the eastern question this
diplomat made the following bold state
ment
Tuncey will yieil every point be
yond a doubt Theasaly will be com
pletely evacuated 7lhe rectification of
the frontier will no- give Turkey more
than a single verst No town in Thes
saly will be given over to the sultan
As to the internal reforms rest assured
that we shall insist that they must be
complete and final
The correspondent expressed some
doubt in regard to the docile resigna
tion of the porte aud asked for some
further explanation
We are not now as we were at the
immediate close of he Crimean war
said the Russian sttesman To daj
we are strong and tre Russian govern
ment can speak like a master More
over we are in full accord with the
ideas of Austria The resistance of
Turkey would bring about a military
intervention in which we would play
the first part Turkey does not want
to commit suicide She knows that her
life and her death are in our hands
But said the correspondent Tur
key will not last forever and a time
must come when the Ottoman empire
poorly sustained by Europe will crum
ble to dust under its own weight
Agreed said the statesman but
when that day comes we will be in a
position to defy all our enemies united
We will take Constantinople and Gal-
lipolis and we will fight lo the last
soldier and to the last rouble to keep
them The question will be Constan
tinople for the sultan or for the czar
That will be the dilemma It will be
for Europe to make the choice N Y
Sun
Matle Bread of Bones
According to Herault during the
siege of Paris by Henry IV a famine
raged and bread sold at a crown a
pound When this was consumed the
people maddened with hunger ex
humed the dry bones from the charnel
houseof the Holy Innocents and from
these made a kind of bread Chicago
Tribune m
A LAWN GAME
Entertaining- Sport for
Limited
Space
A game which requires much skill
and practice in order to wii a satisfac
tory score is played with a cue balls and
a ring fastened in the ground
The game is a favorite and one easily
possible even if the space at ones com
mand is limited
A circular space is chalked off of any
dimensions desired In the center of
the circle is a revolving ring made of
iron or brass It has a shank and when
it is to be used a large wooden peg is
driven into the ground with the top
a little below the surface and into it
a hole is bored large enough to receive
the shank of the ring and to let it re
volve freely Half the fun of the game
consists in having a ring only just large
enough to let the ball pass through
and the ring must be so neatly poised
as to revolve -with a touch The best
plan for securing this is to have a metal
socket let into the wooden peg If so
care must be taken that the socket be
brass if the ring is iron and the re
verse Both shank and socket should be
kept well oiled The cues have wooden
handles and a metal tip which is ring
shaped and fixed at an angle with the
handle This formation enables the
ball to be better played than if the cue
and tip were in line The balls about
one foot in circumference are of rubber
and are very hard each one is painted
with a rim around the center of a dif
ferent color- Each pla3rer has her own
cue and ball
The object of the game is to pass
the ball through the revolving ring and
the player scores a point every time she
succeeds There is in this game more
play than at first appears If for ex
ample a player in sending her ball
through the ring strikes another ball
either before or after she adds two to
her score If a player finds the ring
turned edgewise toward her she can
either place her own ball so as to ob
struct the next stroke of the enemy
or by dextrous play at the ring turn
it edgewise to the enemy next in suc
cession The clever player will strike
a ball belonging to her own team so
as to put it into position or will strike
away the ball of an opponent who seems
likely to make a successful stroke
A really good player will often con
trive to pass the ring even though it
be almost edgeways to her If the ring
be turned in the least to one side or
the other she will play at it with a pe
culiar push of her cue and strike it a
little on one side If this is properly
done and with moderate force the ring
spins round and catches the ball in its
progress The effect of this sudden
shock is that the ball vibrates back
wards and forwards for a jmoment and
finally settles on the opposite side
It must be borne in mind that the
ball cannot be pushed through the ring
with the cue touching it neither may
it be thrown through American
Qeen
MAKE YOUR OWN HAT TRUNK
Only a Iiittle Patience Beuticking
and Cnrletl Hair Aeeiletl
Theproblem of carrying the innumer
able flower and feather trimmed hats
Avithout injury to them when one is go
ing away for the summer has been
solved by that new invention the hat
trunk but many home mothers may
feel that after the necessities are pro
vided for the money is not forthcoming
for these much desired trunks
A common packing trunk without a
tray may be brought into service by
providing it with cushions thus making
a very desirable receptacle for holding
and transporting trimmed hats and
bonnets The cushions are supplied by
making a required number of bags or
pockets of drilling cretonne or some
thick material and stuffing them very
full of curled hair Tack these filled
pockets to the inside of the trunk
finishing the edge and covering the
nails by tacking on cotton gimp around
each cushion using upholsterers tacks
thus giving the interior a neater and
more finished appearance
A small trunk may be made to accom
modate at least eight hats by putting a
cushion at each end of the trunk two
upon the bottom two on the cover and
one upon each side Supply each cush
ion with two long hatpins for fasten
ing the hats securely in place Such a
trunk may be made not only useful
when one is traveling but also while
one is at home particularly where
closet room is much needed by fitting
a thick pad over the top of the trunk
Cover this with pretty cretonne and
have a plaited valance that reaches to
the floor Supplied with a couple of
sofa pillows this piece of furniture will
prove desirable and convenient N Y
Sun
Boas and Rnches
We are destined to wear ruffles or
boas or ruches of some sort this season
varying them in accordance with the
degree of caloric with which we are
favored The chief difficulty is to de
cide just what kind they shall be but
certainly either of those two would be
suitable for most occasions The first
is a ruching of black lisse with pendent
ends of lace and lisse in a sort of cork
screw appearance which exactly re
sembles the ends of a feather boa The
second is of white lisse worked all over
in a pretty design with lace braid
stitches having a couple of ends in
front This latter one would be a good
accompaniment to a white cape made
entirely of white ruching and mousse
line de soie Cincinnati Enqiiirer
Salad Dressing
Every young woman should learn to
mix a salad dressing for the lettuce and
tomatoes that are now such cool and
palatable delicacies Salt pepper vin
egar and oil are the only necessary in
gredients and each individual must
practice mixing them until she gets the
proportions that exactly suit her taste
The oil should be added last dropped
slowly while beating the dressing with
a fork One can make -it in a table
spoon but a small sauce dish is bet
ter To do this gracefully at the table
requires practice Leisure Hours
A LITTLE NONSENSE
Did Slumpy make much of a sue-
cess as a singer No the same old
story All his notes were protested -Detroit
Free Press
Why He Was Pined I understand
that Wheeler was fined for scorching
Scorching nothing He was fined foi
riding so slow that he impeded traffic
Truth
Warding Off an Evil Why do you
laugh at his jokes It isnt possible -you
understand them is it No but
if I didnt laugh hed try to explain
them Brooklyn Life
Time Not Expired Mr Bellefield
Is Andree back yet Mr Bloom
field Not yet 1 think he must have
been sent up for 30 days Pittsburgh
Chronicle Telegraph
Deep Affection Dearest said
the summer young man you may not
believe me but 1 must tell you that you
are the only girl I have loved this year
Indianapolis Journal
Safe May I kiss you Miss Ten
spot asked young Mr Huggins
Have you ever kissed a girl before
asked the young lady Never as
severated the young man- Then you
may kiss me I draw the line at men
who kiss and tell Life
Timely Warning Dont you be
lieve all you see in the funny papers
about summer girls and their engage
ments just for fun said the sad eyed
man Why not I thought I had
met that kind of a girl last summer but
she married me good and tight before
the year was out Philadelphia North
American
THE INDIAN ASAN ARTISAN
He Takes Kindly to Civilization
Tlieir Interest in Music
W C Kohlensberg one of the teach
ers at the Port Shaw Indian school talks
entertainingly of the work of the Fort
Shaw schooL
There are 265 pupilsof many tribes
he says among them being Piegans
Blackf eet Gros Ventres Assinniboines
Cheyennes Arapahoes Yankton Sioux
and Crows from Idaho Wyoming Mon-
tana and South Dakota as you will see
There is not very much difference be
tween them as to their capacity for
learning as far as I can see except in
individual instances I presume the
Piegans would be said to take the most
readily to civilizing influences and that
the Cheyennes might be called the in
tellectual superiors of some of the
others but all are wonderfully quick
it seeins to me when we consider that
it is only a generation since they were
begun to be educated and that most of
their parents before them have not had
the advantages of early education ac
cording to our ideasj Out of the many
who have left Port Shaw as graduates
only a few an exceedingly small num
ber it would be in proportion have
gone back to their old modes of living
on their reservations
There are six teachers in the school
but they are only a small part of the
force that is constantly at work attend
ing to the details of the pupils educa
tion There are 21 employes in the
school and most of them have some
thing to do with the educational sys
tem for manual training is intended
to be one of the strong points of the
course and among the trades taught
are carpenter work blacksmithing
tailoring shoemaking dairying gar
dening and farming for -the boys and
for the girls such useful occupations as
laundry work cooking housekeeping
and sewing There is one thing about
tne class we have the boys are indus
trious and the girls are neat and care
ful The ages of our pupils rangef rom
six to twenty years but the largest pro
portion of them are above ten
The system of teaching the Indians
to rely ipon themselves is adopted in
teaching the trades In farming for
instance instead of sending -60 boys
into a common field and making them
work they are given an acre or an acre
and a quarter apiece and the seed to
sow it with and then they are held re
sponsible for its care and keeping
They raise vegetables and fruits and
melons among other things and vie
with each other in doing successful
work We cut 400 or 500 tons of hay
in a season and occasionally -have some
to spare
The course of study includes abouli
what would be taken in through the
eighth grade of a city school Stress is
laid upon the practical side but the
finer nature is not wholly neglected
One of the Piegan boys has written a
production on Col Shaw for whom the
fort was named- thathasbeen published
in a leading magazine and there is a
music teacher at the school who finds
that the Indians take more kindly to
the music lessons than the average lot
of children in a public schoolroom
There were 40 teachers at the insti
tute meeting at Ogden Among them
were three Indians one of whom
Chauncey Y Kobe was from the Fort
Shaw school Another was the disci
plinarian at Carson Nev and the third
a teacher at Port Hall Idaho There
were teachers from all over the west
and one from the Carlisle Indian school
in Pennsylvania Helena Mont In
dependent
Female Education in Spain
Though Americans are not popular
tit present in Spain a native of this
country Mrs Alice Freeman Palmer
was recently elected president of the
National school for girls at San Se
bastian The school was established by
Bostonians five years ago to cooperate
with the American board of missions
Spain allows students to work where
and how they please provided they pass
at the state school examinations In the
higher branches the girls go for exam
nation to tne University of Madrid
which has over a thousand young men
students The young men were hostile
it first but now occasionally form in
two lines on the staircase throw their
caps on the stairs and sing the Royal
March as the girls walk over them on
the way to the library CbVttgo Inter
Ocean
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