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THE OLD WHITfc PINE.
'.ft '.^rtothenortli In tli" tracK-l-sn wild
A (PT.II.1 old pific tre steed,
~A S*ow. amnion ia i) -i miiif -'y,
The monarch of the wend.
.^.ri-MUgh all the -i'.orni.s i tne to'1• o v ..rs
I It proudly r.-a-el us h»-ai
„.Pi*""fuyh O'er the r.ml,-. o.' iis kin
i Where forth', s s lay «l(« U.
tecp in the h» iirt ««r th" w'l lert.
To mankind all i u mown,
tnin tlie axe i,( the Unubc--.- ..u
For tigt-ti it had frmwri.
.'At last one die thrmfli the fnv -t ,u
S'out wood bv th*c-,n
""Aiul erv the 1 K u «.f tliHttinv
The tnonurcii's Myiwa? o\r.
Stra'Kht to the core (if tho put:
If e It CI! ClL't'il l#5,-nil's Hep- W"
i i,
And prone to th« earth wRb a ui vhty roar
The giant, crashii) vvettt
riwn of th"1 hi frt' w.'i.i'K-i- ea'en limhs
The prostrate tiuiik v,
AT -V Ardto the mill by tin-
Its several lengths w.
!P-wr«
th« iroriil Wfi ,• iking
Ki nt in u ias »m!
Borne fromit- IMC ...
lie was
ificant
tl
wood
On to the lmy mm ts
I5art wmt to fc.nri u i:il- i v,
Puit framed mans!' h.
\. sAoUiuuny till :(.s :o:- tl,.- .. u, r. n
Came from the old white
S!, —F. B. Wal-h in IK-trot l\. .n
uj u—
Th?
«i. iid
i
A.rt,«~,
iivt-r
MYSTEKIOI'S FLUTIST.
w M. Jauno's Temper Got Him
a Wife and a Stuffed BircL
January.
,t
a
s
on the fir*? evening
light snow carp* ted the roofs of
i'x
a closed carriage rolled along the
nlevards, sjiiriiiiiif like a zelirti. It
s HO loaded with trunk' ron
-NO?C. 'uld havo thought an art!••••- »-t
*-«.d
ri
W
01lt on a
j,»uri«'.y-
VVit.hin »ns a vHietmiinariiin,
•£e and fat, one of those whom a tritUi
stnrbs. and who think their final day
reckoning
1
is near wliun thev have a
Id in the head. This one imatrivied
hid w«9k luncs. So at. the approach
cold weather he 1mi a! himself with
rs and fled to Nic«.
116 was a bachelor. Altlxmg'h he
uld have married at. any time, for h«
id 100,000 franes in sto*'lis, and tliero
re suited m.tny youiifr ladn-s. he had
•en unwilling to dispose of his rijrht
tnd. Next to himself, the one lie
ved best was his euok not for herseir,
it for her conking. No one took better
re of No. 1. lender no eiretntistRives
ould ho hav dis'urhod himself to do a
vor. He u.-cld not have lent five sons
i--o: his father tlie street, for it won hi
ive been n •eessary to nnbutt^n I..•
.. /ercoat to t.,ko out. his purse.
It was nine o'clock when he Mi^uni-ed
,, himself
in
1
j-g
But
4
b(*d. lie extinguished the,
i light, and. stretching himself out, an­
ticipated
sleep like
a
doormouse.
scarcely had he dropped into a
doze
when a ilute was heard in tin* next
apartment playing the air from Faust:
"Let, i.\, let me pazi: upon thy face!"
Tlie
*N. first
tone was sweet and sil very, so the
impre-si on was charming but the,
f.utistcu!
lort the melody at the fourth
measure an 1 repeated It several times.
then rest for five* minutes and re-
-, eumed
in i'ke manner, stopping at the
hatnepoiii
"What i-. the matter with him-.'" said
M. Jaun t. himself.
The ot!:- continued without, a sign of
trouble.
At the tifth reliearsal, as there is
nothing
agreeable as not to weary in
the end.
V .laune tapped
tionwa1!
fied he
,o
on
the parti-
The flute was silent. Satis­
t." k- a potation from his night-
table and
closed his eyes. It was ten
o'cloek.
The hotel was almost empty,
the great":'
part of the giiests
lng yet
LUL
not
|iaT«r for a neiglibor?" he asked.
i Til
4
canfc:
a^
'.
01
in
in*
o!
i
at
hav-
ie in. Suddenly the pea-e-
SIIPJI
i' was broken by the flute:
"L'-t "ti, let ffiii upon thy fuce
i'*1 "Whew! 11! is getting to be a nuisance.
If this is for an extra attraction I will
-J dispense with.it.
He
tapped loudly and cried out:
."Willy ii stop? If you don't I'll gazo
4.
vpon
yon face pretty soon!"
:i
When
the
i
M. .laune got angry he forgot
dict t'.-s of politeness. There was si-
lenoe
a a: a, and he began to get drowsy.
titldd. v
i') "Ltt i, .. !et me (ta-c up ri 1hy
i OB I'iie tneali scamp'''
jHe ran-.: for the chauiheru.aid.
t»» ,rWhi' this idiot of
a
fiufibt
whom 1
"A f' she exclaimed with a va-
"Why, M. .laune, yuu are
dTP«Bi:i '. The chamber is em]1y."'
is M* je dared not reply. Tht?
sur-
itrudi itself that perhaj8 lie
V/a«|
beginning to have- deli inns. ]{e
BldOs
o long as the eliambermaid was
and the flutist could
But
not
Kcitrculj was slio
be hca/d.
gone,
crack:
"T.'-t oh. r.i" upon liv iff
And S'i on about, once a mint *1.
•Jaune floundered about and san.-. n:, .-*r
the bed-cov».rin?s xha.isted.
At eleven o'clock he ht ard si--r e
enter. I'nder the, partition doot -a\v
a gleam of light, lie heard the rustling
of garments and preparations for bed.
Afterwatd quiet reigned, and lie slept,
as usual, until the next, noon.
On this second day. after having taken
a walk on the Promenade I)es Anglais
for a sun bath, parsed a little time at
the club and dined composedly, he went
up to retire at ten o'clock.
He commenced undress: ,\:r. S. •!•!. •.ly
—just so-- yon have it:
L'*t. ih. let me iraze uimi thy faoe."
I zettimj his grotesque appearance
:n K:s niglu-eap, half undressed, he
rushed dow.-i .i mplain to the master
of the house.
"M. Kavioli. *!•-,- do you furnish lodg
ings to mu.sic.il artists in a hou w ,.ch
I -though t, so comniendable?"
''Truly. M. Jaune, I do not kr- A u iiat
Vu mean. 1 beg you ui l, ii, \c ,at
i... v e rei'ard enoiisl. n.. to
ri't m- such people.'
ini'n you have one without ^.ng
!a flutist at No. 10. next mi
1 ueg your pardon, M. .lauj.c, at Xo.
10 is a most, sedate litdy. Mine. K'issmi
couick of the! nited States, and at No. 0
is Miss W iiiteiose of London."
"I repeat that there is a flutist at No.
10. Perhaps the kuly thrusts him into
the wardrobe when any one goes in."
"I beg your pardon again. M. .laune.
Mme. Kissmicouick enjoys an irre
proachable reputation. No landlord
in Nice would be willing to receive a
doubtful character. Mme. Kissmicouick
is a mature widow. If she llirted it
would he seriously, and as she weighs
some -Jul) pounds it would not be with a
flute. .She would take at least a clario
net. This ladv goes every evening into
tlie best society, and returns at eleven
o'clock."
M. .laune, discor,went back to
his room. How.-w:. head was
si-.irci on thopii'.-.% crack! \u have
l.i-!.. oh. let, im: xu upon thy
•'Flute again!" exclaimed .U ,ne.
rang for the eh
am bermaid.
\sk your master to come 1
M. Favioli hurried up
Ijist-en. pray." said .Iir.mv
v
.. oli cndeavuiod to i s
1 a'
indo«-d the must extra-..."
•ank tobeiiiet. with. llismu insi--
«cts wore on system he .slept.
»SO, ate S.i^ilced !tnd 11)oi Uiedit.1i11e
.. ith his
he
s. in sinjrinsrin 'he street lie
uickly thr v a halt'-frane on -mdition
uat they
would leave. Nowevery timo
rie portor lacked t'.ie |.:-i.-e of a'drink
e
put on
a false heard an.I a waistcoat
nd went under the window,.tapping on
pan
as a
pr-dudo to a dance, lmmedi-
half-franc was fonh-timinjr.
"the neifrhiiors had to hold their sides,
or there are pooplo who can not help
aughing.
At Nice h- always put up at the srreat,
'nited States hotel, where for fifteen
'ears the same magnificent room, well
ixposod to tiie sun, had been reserved
or his use. It was the only one he fau
ied, and he occupied it until April at
toon preei-ely, the iio:.:-.a nhn-h h- -ut
»ut for Pans.
His name excited mirth. 1 will not
ittempt an xplanation. but every boly
smiled whenever he was introduced, lie
«ras known as \1. .laune.
Now
M.
.laune arrived at Nice the day
lfter leaving Paris at six o'clock in the
evening, lie partook of an excellent
iinner—a millabaisse aux lane-inistes,
iutniit 1 fillet manne. a quail, asparagus, anda
bottle of Chateau la Hose. With this he
hoped not die with hunyer. Then,
n ^r.ii aftca having snioki a pood ciyar t" set
tle Ms coil'ec and champagne, he retired
1
v
wateh in ha ..i. .n- enriou-
ories
are t-,d
,anco
at hi i-'or in
w:.s so n»-,nu,. s.» ii ritaUle.
lat he dntested
urt-yards.
the sm te!-s in th"
The porter ha,I to driv--
iem away Mi the broum To persons
•ho persiste
'f a sudden two ph...r n ring
i a cati'r wauling on .e bal
cony
*'I !, ar i n v Mvo.-ats t.al!, ng hive to
each -a.d M. a',:.-'
"J e-»r t.,,." urn .v.i-ned
m. "I'.e pit nt! T:e- :!u .- wi,i be
a "a l
i.
M. Favioli he!^ his breath.
uddeuly,- c.rac-k, tin- llute!
"Let. oh, let me s:w.e ti nm tie.
M. .laune. in a s- uainnf,
wall, while M. 1 a\.- ,i I,-.,•-•»! into
io 1 lamrhter.
"1 have i .! i.: Lave It. I Wi'l
i i V o i e a 1 i e a S o V
Ino."
II a 1 ght. and opening Mme.
Kis.-i door with his pass-kov,
h.e poiuiod to a cage on the table ill
which a bird similar lo our blackbirds
was moving his head about and singing
without a semblance of fear.
'"That is Mme Kismieouh'k's flu'e,
M, .laune an Australian nightingale.
These birds lea: n an air perfectly and
in the night charm the neighbors."
Somewhat calmer, for it was folly to
get angry with a bird, M. Jaune said:
"Propose to the lady to sell it to mo.
Io as high as five hundred francs, that
I may have the satisfaction of wringing
its neck."'
"Well, M. Jaune, I will speak to her
this evening."
M. Fravioli complied ith his promise,
but Mme. Kissmicouick sej-.t, him walk
ing.
"I'iv hundred fran -s'.1" she cried. "I
think as much of it as a Chinaman of
his pigtail. Say to that fellow that I
will not sell mv bird for five hundred
dollars, for it is a souvenir of my hus
band."
The word "fellow" touched M. .latino's
sensibility lie grew red in the face and
threatened retaliation.
As Mme. Kissmic.uiick was accustomed
to sleep from two to live o'clock in ihe
afternoon he scraped on a violin, two
hundred times in succession, the first,
four rnivasures of "lleturning from the
Review." Unfortunately for his plan
Mme Kissmicouick was deaf of one ear.
She lay on the other and slept with tha
serenity of a marmot.
In the evening, still in a perspiration,
delighted with having silenced the bird,
if not the mistress, he promised himself
a tine sleep.
Hut hark! Suddenly in the silence,
era -k! you have it. No, you don't have it.
The bird, which had, it appeared, a
prodigious memory, began to sing "Ue,
turning from the Review,*' without
prejudice to "Let Me," first one, then
the othert so that instead of one annoy
ance M. Jaune had two.
Under such provocation he stole with
the tread of a wolf to Mine. Kissmi
couick's door. Uy chance she had not
locked it. He hurried to the cage, and
with heart full of bitterness threw into
it. a biscuit dipped in arse mate of potash
and tripped back again to his room.
Hut far from making away with itself,
as the cruel lordling hoped, the bird
sang twice a minute instead of once, and
then, as though it had two throats, it
warbled the two airs together, "Let
Me." and "The Review."
Furious, M. Jaune ran again to the
door of the. American lady. She had
now come in and locked it, but it gave
way under the impact of his shoulder.
"Madame." cried he. "yourconditions,
no matter what they are?'"
"Indeed, sir," she replied, her face suf
fused with blushes, "you have broken
into my domicile with a high hand.
Save my honor! Marry me!"
'•Heelzebub may lake you first!" ex
claimed M. Jaune, without any French
courtesy.
"Then I shall appeal to the law."
Pestered by the endless troubles
which pursued him M. Jaune was
finally brought to say:
"1 consent if you let me U ill that
miserable parrof,."
"I will hand hirn over to you will
ingly on the day of the nuptials, dear M.
John." She thought that his namo
John instead ol Jaime,
M. .Tat.ne Ii Mine. Kissmicouick to the
altar a few days afterwird.
"I will be so disagreeable," said he to
himself, "that she can not endure me
and will hurry oil to her own country,"
Now. on returning from the review
excuse nie, I mean from church ho
promised himself the inhuman satisfac
tion of having the nightingale fricas*
seed and served with his dinner. Never
theless Mme. laune-Kissmicouick gra
ciously handed him the cage.
Zounds! What a surprise! It was a
stuffed bird which a Paris artisan had
mounted as a singing-bird. In order to
keep tin- wheels from rusting the ladv
wound it up every evening before going
out.
The. other night in gale, which M. Jaune
had taught to sing the "Review," waa
that of Miss Whiterose at No. 0.
In face of such contempt M. Jaune lias
entered a complaint tu annul the mar*
riage for error of person -or ratle-'
error of bird.--Translated from l.
1
Ff -nch for the San Fran-'isco all.
THE MICROBE MAN.
A Cwat Meillciiir lint It Ih S,.t \twi«y»
A ppriMiiit pil.
If the man who sells tie microbe
killer has not called on you vet, do not
despair. He is very bu^y these da\s,
and can not be everywhere at the same
time.
He called last evening at a large flat
house upt wn. and ringing Mrs. Boggs's
bell brought that lady to the speaking
tube, five stories up. The microbe man
placed his lips to his end of the tube,
and called up:
"I have something in th- wav of a
microbe-killer that Iwwnid u.ie to .show
yen." and suddenly withdrawing his
mouth and slapping his ear to the tube,
eu:ight this response from th« :'or:
"Don't want any inicrobe-k i iier. 1 la .n't,
got no microbes, nohow."
"(ireat Scott, madam!'' shouted the
microbe man. "don't say you haven't got
any microbes in this enlightened age.
ou may not wish to buy anv of mv
microbe-killer to-day, but it is not good
'oriu to say you have no microbes. Star
eyed Science lias cided that about all
our diseases are due to microbes. Jb"se
are microscopic parasites, tr unimalcuhe,
that fb-at about in the air in countless
millions and billions: thev get into our
lungs, into our stomachs a"d ultimately
bring on uis aM- and death
The microbe man pans•-I I
ami al-o his *i,.. tui s.-e.
what i' ,on hf 'eakinc •. "n
fifth 311'S. I:- ishuute i ..,va
thro
sigh the
", it up i \. .- i, .*•• !.• I
don't want n i.- •••,. i. ee -..e-."
"Hut this is no v\ i mi medicine, my
goodwiiir.au. It is no ira dicine at ail.
'Sou don't Lave to tak" it. Set it around
in the and i' is a hes.m of destruc
tion te a. i'Tobes and infusoria."
"Hut. 1 '11 you I hain't got no
There was a tremendous rattling and
clatter like hail on a tin roof, and the!
microbe man was struck on the ear with
a handful of beans that Mrs. Hoggs had
shot down to him through the tube.
fie left the vestibule and passed ou
his way. remarking:
"Such a low-bred creature as that will
never see the lightol science shining on
the hill-top until the deadly microbe has
her in its grip, and then, for all I ''are,
she can kill her microbe with u club,"—
N. V.
World.
waa
FED BY ELECTRICITY.
IIow a Wrfttnrn Man Supplied IIin IIurge
with Ontrt.
Electrical Fx pert Wheeler, of New
York, was telling a story to a party of
acquaintances about what he called an
"electrically fed horse." A citizen of a
Western town, of an inventive turn of
mind, concluded that it involved too
much labor on his part to rise early
every cold morning and trot out to the
barn to feed the family horse. So hej
purchased two tons of oats, had them
placed in a bin over the horse's stall
and connected the manger and bin by
means of a chute terminating in a hop-j
per. To the hopper lie attached a valve
controlled by electricity, and so ar
ranged that, w hen operated, a single
feed of oats would run into the manger.
11c ran his wires into the kitchen and
connected them with a push button.
The family were charmed with the ar
rangement, and quite en wed him th©
pleasure of feeding the family pet,
After a few days peculiar noises began
to issue from the barn, and upon inves
tigation, poor Pegasus was found tv ba
fairly swimming in two tons of A 1 oats,
lie was dug out and the valve which
worked so well was consigned to ob
livion.
Mr. Wheeler told this little yarn to
illustrate the fact that, almost every
body of an inventive turn of mind is ex
perimenting in electricity. Then suits
achieved b\ some are quite valuable,
but the majority of the inventors have
only ain for their trouble. "KM C
tricity is like a vicious mule." said he.
"It is dangerous to handle, and the mis
haps of tiiese would-be Inventors are
numeiotis, and in some cases fatal.
Most of them are of a ludicious nature,
like, the el ctrically fed hor-rc. The
profession otle-s great inducements
the risirg young men of the goner.,: -m
though it is comparative y a new
for
brains and industry." -V si
T.1A'NING IN USEFULNESS.
IIONN tu Develop the Chinking unit KIHUOU
in if ruiHTi in Cliildi'i'ii,
How quickly children le:irn v. ho is
just, and firm, an 1 exact witu them! and
how they pour out their love more upon
those wiio act thus than upon the over
iuduigeni and weak ones who pet and
caress, and then feel compelled to pun
ish! From two to five the temper and
affections develop quicker tnan thu
reasoning pow-e'-s but constant lirmness
will subdue ant regulate the most pas
sionate of children, without res.rt lo
corporal punishment, if it be but exer
cised stealily. It is at this age that a
chihi's training for after life more seri
ously begins not in book learning, hut
in little actions of utility of little
household matters, and little oiiico.s
that teach a child that it can be of use
in the world. Proudly a little one of
four or five will talk ot "my work." if it.
be given some little task that its tender
years can manage some led to mother,
or nurse, ur servants, done well and
carefully and such small tasks lay the
foundation for a son or daughter that
shall be useful to the world they live in.
The day is almost past when handiwork
is considered derogatory to any one. Is
a man 1-ss a man if he can clean his
boots hotter than his servant? Kven at
the tender age of four or five, a little
task of usefulness within its power will
make a prattling little one proud and
happv. and more satisfied than the tear
iug to pieces of twenty toys.
It is from the age of five that the seri
ousnoss of life begins with a child.
Lessons fcall them not tasksi have to
learned, and work, "Heaven's noblest
gifi," performed. Hut here this very
seriousness should be made the joyous
ness of an occupied life: each charac
teristic of the child developed and not
crushed. Well has ioethe put it when
he sees in "self-will" future firmness
and resolution and yet, how many
parents and teachers try to crush out
self-will as an evil thing, instead of di
rei-ting it into self-reliance and firm
ness and resolution! Temper, too, is
crushed: whereas, if guided it may
mean immense power of i.-.irpose un
trui'icd. it, does mean awt misery and
untold grief.
Lessons to most children are a pleas
ure jt is the teaching and the school
that arc irksome, and some times hate
ful, children are proud of knowl
edc' -i' i will not mind the trouble if
th' see thu end and aim of their
tro :.
-H ea a
i i 1
mi-
crobi s atel no-sores
"'I t.at's aT-zriptht. -aid the man. "Mlf
you nave microbes mi n,i- »nd
loodb'S of then!. The lllictiilic is ever
present. He is innumerab.e. Ilecumes
as the winds come when navies are
stranded hi- comes as the leaves come
when forest- are blended. We do not
see him, but he is there. He brings u«
grippe, scrofula. IJright's disease, pains
in the back, chest and limbs, yellow
jaundice, fever ai.d ague, coughs, colds,
it nd that dread disease, consumption.
What do our great writers and thinkers,
sav'.'"
"To thunder with our great writers
and thinkers! I am doing the thinking
for the Hoggs family," screamed Mrs.
lloggs," and I tell you I don't want any
of your infernal stuff."
"Don't want any? Think twice, mad
am, since you are in the thinking busi
ness, before refusing this great loon to
suffering humanity. Remember, death
rides on every passing breeze, he lurks
in every flower"—
ch lid's
u
4
in 'ig and.-
r"a....j..i.g 'i ..w are m-» t" .-• of by it-
1
w as .lustrated the other day
'•v a mite r. on hearing of the ler
m.in Fmy- sdenth. asking. "And now
he's gone aveti, isn't, lie, mamma?
Ami will -«e little baby up there?
And what wit! he talk, (ierman or En
glish? And will h" know little baby?"'
and then suddenly, after some words of
explanation, "And will lit!
1" baby un
dets'and him?" Such thinking and rea
soning pow'-rs can be developed deli
cately and gently, oven in children
tints young: but in mo .t of our schools
thev are crushed out by a child's being
set to learn AwA* of inexplicable gram
mar from riot-to-be understood primers.
Because an exceptional child shows
power io understand grammar and math
ematics we must have a system lor all
children on his mental plane. Phreno
logical Journal.
HOLMES AT EIGHTY.
Ifow thft A u
foe rut of the Kri'iihfiint Talilo
'I'xkfH Carp of Himscir.
Oliver Wendell Holmes thinks that ho
owes his good health and the retention
of his menial vigor in his eighty-first
year to the extreme care lie has long
taken of himsi If. Never robust, lie waa
s'ill wiry in his earlier and maturer
life, but since he ii-ac.hed s -venty his
hygienic vigilance is unceasing. The
rooms that In* daily occupies are
equipped with barometers, thermom
eters, aerometers every kind of instru
ment. in short, to prevent his incurring
the slightest risk of taking cold. Ho
knows that pneumonia is the most for
midable foe of old age. and he is deter
mined to keep it at a distance, if possi
ble. He never gets up until he knows
the exact temperature, during wint'-r.
or takes his bath without naving the
water accurately tested. He lives by
rule, and the rule is inflexible. His
time is scrupulously divided so much
allotted to reading, so much to w riting,
so much to exercise, so much to recrea
tion. His meals are studies of prudence
and digestion. He understands the
specific qualities of ordinary foods and
never departs from the severest discre
tion in eating. One might think that it
i#,v Kunoraltt In Culia.
So gaudy was the first funeral pro
cession that I witnessed on the island
that I actually mistook it for the Cuban
way of advertising a circus. It consisted
of a highly enameled black chariot,
o'-namnritel on top with tall, waving
black and gold plumes. The charioteer
wore a long plume in his hat. a scarlet
jacket elaborately embroidered with gold
jrd and trimmed with gold lace and
double row of gilt buttons. The trap
pings of the horses wen* black and gilt,
and two men, wearing gorgeous uni
forms. walked on either side of the
leading horses, holding long black reins.
This was followed by a line of carriages
extending the length of Ave blocks. In
each carriage wore seated one or twi.
gentlemen. Some were ttilking. all were
smoking.—Drake's Magazine. i
—There died in New York City the
other day
a
man who commanded $iuo,
00 hO'JO. Hut he didn't take a cent wit'
him. Shrouds have no pock-?ts.--Ei
ira Telegram. I
SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
IIk1 V\,iv fWhich Arrliif« .« :m Aid
til'' lltiol- Vl.J4.Mt* r.
i ne icuiidci not long ago vu n-ained a
paper on the planning of schools, by
'"a hi admaster." which, together with
many suggestions of value to architects
interested in the planning of schools,
contains the frank acknowledgment
that in the maintenance of discipline in
a school, "the architect can greatly aid"
the n-.aster, or "can render good disci
pline almost impossible." To act^mi
plish the latter end. us he says, nothing
is necessary but to build all the class
rooms in a line, connected by a narrow
corridor, w inch shot)Id be dark, and have
a few s'iia'-p turns in it. Then the
class's. to get fivm one room to another,
will have a long distance to go. and can
beguile weary way by running
races. I. sat the angles when
twocla--- .. .iiid private bullying
partii s ve """HITS, while, if
the cor i- i'i ingle-.i. lers ar
sate t'l-i i I -laving the
cor
l'idor Willi sioil". (lie muse of fe.-t ill i i.
will resound all over the building, and
day after day. and year after year, the
echoes will roar t.-edr disorderly hymn
to the architect who did not know how
to plan a school, and did not caro to
learn.
The f. i cuicf foes -'.iool discipline,
as "tie hi adimiste sav*. are disorder
and noise, bullying, petty larceny and
indecent writing. Inside the school
building, the wo former are chiefly pro
moted by long, dark corridors. With
short, wide, straight and well-lighted
passage-ways, which can be supervised
at a glance, they can easily be repressed
in-doors, but the scene of them may be
transferred to the play-ground entrances
or outbuildings, and these must be ar
ranged for easy inspection. Kvery cor
ner of the playground should be visible
from the headmaster's room and from
some of the class-rooms: the entrances
should be commanded, botn from the
'admaster's room and the janitor's of
fice, and the hitter should be so placed
that the janitor can oversee, also, the
lavatories, and observe every one who
enters or leaves them. The existence of
the third defect in school discipline may
be said to depend entirely on tlie archi
tect if he plans th" »vardrobes «o that
they can be easily observed from the
i lass-rooms, th'-re will he no .stealing
from them: if he docs not do so, there will i
inevitably i'. n and consequent
unhappiness. o :u, tne fourth evil,
corridors should, as before, be few in
number, light, and easily supervised
and their wails, as well as those of all
lava!ol ies and clo-ets. should b" lin -d
with glared bricAs or tiles.
Among the d( tails of construction, as
distinguished from those of planning,
liich affect .school discipline, the most
important are those w hich havo to do
with the. suppression of noise, dust and
foul air. The idt«il room, in our head
master's opinion, would have an asphalt
floor, walls of glazed brick, and washa
ble ceiling, with no mouldings, shelves,
cupboards, or other projections to hold
dust, and the whole should be washed
clean every day. In the new Ee.olo
Motige, in Paris, which lie considers the
model school-house, this idea is actually
carried out: and he speaks of seeing the
great school dining hall, just after a re
lay of boys had left their places. They
had been eaiing at little marble tables,
and, as they disappeared, a body of serv
ants carried olf the di»hes then
BROTHERLY AFFECTION.
flow a N' liiaski shyster Itleti Ills ta
nplOHl iui
1 cil Itrnlhor. 1
Not long ago two brothers lived in
1
would be a si rious infliction to keep up
existence by such precise, unvarying i
methods. Hut the little doctor enjoys)
them, having settled firmly into these'
habits \-ars ago. Philosophic as he is
about de-
th, he
has an eager curiosity to
see bow long he can live by following
the law'!- he has vigorously prescribed
for htmsv.lf. He has long had vigorous
theories-, on the subject of health and
longevity, and ho relishes experiment
ing upon himself, lie thinks sometimes
ttiat he may attain oil" hundred, which
he wouki dearly like, it he could retain,
as h" has retained thus far. the full
possessi- n of all his faculties. —Commer
cial Advertiser.
in
"a
mighty hydrant" was opened, and "'a
deluge sent flying over tables, floor and
walls:" the windows were thrown open,
and crumbs, crusts, smells and foul air
disappeared in one gush." "The win- I
dows wen* then closed, heat turned on, i
and in a few moments the hall was i
ready for another batch of diners.'' In
regard to ventilation, lie has m-ver seen
a thoroughly successful school building, i
and there is no doubt that very few
exist, and nearly, if not quite, all these
are in the- United States but his sense
of the importance of the subject is so
profound that ho promises architects
that they can raise the eflioieney of
teachers at least one-fourth, and the
happiness of master and hoys at least
one-half, if tln*y can build school-rooms
which shall have pure air. and be at the
same t.ne free from dust and noise.--:
.American Architect.
a
small town in this State. One was a
lawyer and real-estate dealer, while tho
other was a carp' titer. In the course of
business the lawyer induced his brother
to append his autograph to a note for
Js'iOO given by him (the lawyeri to a
local bank. The carpenter was told by
his iegal relative that the transaction
was a mere matter of formality and
would bfi all right. All went well until
the note b"canie due, when it was pre
sented to the guileless carpenter for
payment, the presenter informing him
that his cautious brother had made over
all his own property to his wife and the
$•"00 could not bo collected from him.
The surpr.scd and indignant carpenter
hurried at once to see his brother about
the matter He found the lawyer seated
in his handsome ollice, reading a news
paper and smoking a high-priced cigar.
"Say, Charley, that note for Ls i
due, and they have come to me for pay
uient," he said as he entered.
"Well," asked the lawyer, looking
from his paper, "why don't you p.iy it?"
"1 only signed as security and to ac
commodate you. Hesides, I can not. pay
it unless I sell or mortgage my house
and lot. You are well fixed andean
easily pay tho note," answered the
otiier.
"Henry," solemnly and slowly said
the man of law. "you should never as
sume obligations that you are unable to
meet. Hut I don't want to be hard on
you and I'll teli you what I'll do for
you: If you have to sell your house and
lot 1 will find you a buyer for them and
won't charge yen a cent of commission."
And the noble-hearted man lit another
cigar and resumed his paper.
ie carpenter did not aicept the
p'-iticely oiler his liberal-minded brother
had made him, but went out and mort
gaged iiis home, paid the note, and was
relieved, as time went
II
1
and
up
on.
to find that
his broth** did not. send him a bill for
£10 for professional advice.—Omaha
publican.
iiw
inn in in—
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
Brick is generally regarded as the
1 building material. And its orna
mental capactity is fully equal to its du
rability.
-A Russian physician announces that
he lias discovered a cure for diphtheria.
He says the disease is oasily cwod by
inoculating erysipelas.
Chemical analysis is said to establish
it as a fact that four and one-half pounds
of potatoes are approximately equiva
I lent to one poundof rice.
—A French scientist, who has boen
studying the hands of manual laborers,
linds that very marked physical peculi
arities are engendered by tho pursuit of
different occupations.
—The application of hydraulic power
to the manufacture of steel seamless
b.ats i» one of the latest things in Fn
giand. These boats are thought to bo
in every particular superior to those
.'.ade of woiid. and can he made at abou£
i i.e same cost.
The pack of California canned
peaches in ISS^ consisted of 30 i.4'7t
cases, twenty-four cans to tho case.
This was about one third th** total pack
of table fruits. In twelve years the
total annual fruit pack has grown from
-To,000 cases to l.'JoO.OeO cases.
—The international display
of
scien­
tific progress to be made this year
in­
clude tho Flectrical and Industrial Kx
hibition at Fdinburgh and the Exhibi
tion of Hot any and Microscopy at Ant
werp. At the latter will be celebrated
the tercentenary
of
the
compound micro­
scope.
--It is confidently predicted that the
present high price of maple sugar will
never be lower, owing to the rapid de
crease in the area of mapt** orchards.
The variety made from hickory sap and
brown sugar will prolong tho supoly,
however, for those who aro not well ac
quainted with tlie genuine article.
—The belief that smoke from soft, coal
may have beneficial sanitary effects, is
gaining ground. It is claimed that tho
sulphur In tlie coal when burned becomes
sulphurous acid, then a well known dis
infectant. Further, that crecsote and its
allied products are thrown off with the
fumes of bituminous coal, and that an
atmosphere charged with carbolic acid
must be freer from germs of the disease
than an apjKirently purer one.
Another new fiber-p««lncirig plant,
which is looked upon by its discoverer as
to become a rival of those now in use,
has been discovered, but we havo not
yet heard of any of tho large cotton
fields being abandoned. Th"se new
fibers are mostly of a coarser grain, and
not adapted to tin* production of tho
tiner grades of goods. They are valu
able. however, as they open up new
fields for industry and enterprise, and
their introduction into tlie textile in
dustry will no doubt, result beneficially
to the general public, provided they
prove to be what is claimed for them.
--An examination of the textiles from
the Cermau peat-finds of tho northern
bronze period lias enabled llerr Hmahan
to distinguish tho fibers of tho stuff,
and
to show that at a period of great remote*
liess wool and flax, but not hemp, were
made into webs. Tho folk of the laka
dwellings could manufacture ffax into
i coarse lace nets, mats and even em
broidery. llerr Huschan holds it proved
by tlie instruments discovered that thej
could knit and weave to the Neolithic
period, when mighty mammoths wort
roaming over Europo and when
En­
gl ami harbored tho musk ox and grijutlj
bear.
A CONDUCTOR'S HEART.
It Wan of Stoim ami Not, Kven Threat*
CiHild Mov«* It.
When a certain conductor on a
1
Michi­
gan Central train got down to tlie depot
the other morning for his run he found
a stranger awaiting him, who asked him
if he was so and so, and addwl:
"Four weeks ago I left Ypsilanti
to
come to Detroit. When youcamearound
for my ticket 1 couldn't find
it. Do you
remember?''
"Yes, 1 believe I do."
"You said I must produce the tick el
or pay cash."
"Yes."
"I had no cash. I told yon I bad
changed coats and forgotten
my
"Yes.''
"You didn't believe
me off live miles from
wallet."
me."
"No."
"You looked upon wo as
one trying to
dead-beat his way."
"Yes."
"Hut you stopped tho fcrain
and
put
a
town."
"Yes."
"1. protested and assured and asserted,
but your obdurate heart refused to
melt.'*
"Exactly."
"Well, sir*, I have come twenty
mtles
to prove to you that I am no dead-beat.
Here is the ticket I had at that timo.
See the date. 1 had put it in tho wrong
pocket."
"Well."
"Well,
I
want to sue
tbe railroad for
damages. 1 want Siio.ooo. Can you di
rect mo to the proper official?"
"Certainly. Right through that
door
up stairs turn to tho left -fifth
door
down. Knock before you enter. All
aboard for Ann Arbor, Jackson,
Niloa
Chicago."—Detroit Free
Press
Th* Original iratul Old Man.
"The (irand Old Man" is a phrase that
is popularly supposed to belong to Mr.
W. E. Gladstone, and to have boen in
vented to especially distinguish him.
1 his fs not the case. In a speech
"t'owd Vicar" of Leeds, the Iato Dr.
Hook made at Manchester about thirty
years ago, the reverend gentleman used
the phrase in reference to the composer
Handel. He was addressing a working
ing-class gathering at a popular concert,
and here is the sentence in which the
phrase occurred: "I dare not allude to
the sacred oratorio, 'The Messiah,'
as
merely an entertainment and an amuse
ment, for I remember that when th®
oratorio was first produced in London,
and Handel was congratulated on hav
ing "entertained'tho town for a whole
week, tho grand old man in his usual
outspoken manner, said: *1 did not wish
to (intertain the town I wished to do it
g, od.' There you have at once an in
teresting anecdote and the precursor of
mo most famou-i sobriquet of modern
limea —Notes and Quorios.

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