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SCHOOL MAMOF RED EDI
From the Washington. Post.
There was something of a sensation
when she came to take charge of the
district school. The first Sunday after
her installment eyes and whispered com
ments followed her up the aisle as she
went with 'Squire Bailey to a seat; and
after service she was the one subject of
"You say she's eighteen? Well, she
ain't spent her time growing; a pound
of soap after a week's washing is as big
"The children said she was so little
her feet did not touch the floor when she
sat in her chair on the rostrum; but I
didn't expect to see such a kid," said
Mrs. Moore. "She doesn't even dress like
a teacher look as those elbow sleeves
and yards of ribbon."
"She'll never govern that school this
side of kingdom come," sighed Mrs.
Wade. "Bob Smith and his crew will
scare the life out of her the first ""time
they get to cutting up. She'll have to
"Yes, for it takea as much muscle as
book learning to teach in Red Elm," re
plied Mrs. Moore. "I wonder what
'Squire Bailey was thinking of to en
gage a child like that. My Sally could do
as well, for she's ciphered up to 'miscel
laneous examples' in the back of the
arithmetic, and everybody heard how
beautifully she spoke 'Curfew' at the
last concert." But the others were si
lent when memories of that recitation
The disapprobation, started that Sun
day, spread during the weeks that fol
lowed, and everybody was prophesying
a Waterloo for the new teacher the first
time Bob Smith "got out of bed with the
wrong foot foremost." And meanwhile
Mamie Lewis sat on the school room
platform, with her little feet two inches
from the floor, and worked like a Trojan
and earned every cent of the scanty sal
ary the country districts allow their ov
erworked teachers. She had come to
Red Elm with many misgivings, having
heard of the big boys who make life in
the school room as exciting as a "ghost
dance" of the painted Indians. Espe
cially had she been warned about Bob
Smith, a lad of near twenty, handsome,
idle, restless, and possessed of a legion
of mischievous devils. His invalid moth
er humored and adored him and his
busy father neglected him, and between
the two his better nature lay dormant.
Miss .Lewis studied him covertly all that
first morning, and planned her line of
attack, for if she was to stay here, then
she must have Bob on her side. Ard
with a woman's intuition she found the
Achilles heel. That afternoon some
blackboard work had to done, and after
tiptoeing a few minutes in a vain effort
to reach high enough, she turned around
and said, with a fetchingly beseeching
"Bob, won't you come and help me?
you are so nice and tall."
Surprised and rather complimented,
the boy did as she asked. "Thank you,
dear," she said with another soft smile,
as iie stooped to put the chalk in its
box. Then with a sudden gesture she
pushed the hair from his brow with her
pencil and added: "With such a fine
forehead as that you ought to have the
making of a president in you." And
confused, but tingling in his boots, Bob
went back to his seat.
That afternoon everybody lingered.but
Bob outstayed them all, and Miss Lewis
found him pretending to mend the gate
latch when she came out.
"Do you go my way Bob? That is nice.
Come on this side and take mv umbrel
la: my arm gets so tired of holding it
tilt it just a little more there, that's a
Again Bob tingled; and then he asked
himself if it were really ne walking
along the road carrying a girl's para
sol. "You're the littlest thing I ever saw,"
he said presently, lookln ier over out
of the corner of his eye. Then he blur
ted out, boy fashion: "But say, you're
"I'm glad you think so." she answered
with a flattering accent on the last pro
noun. A long look ahead, as if he had not
heard her, then, he asked: "Why?"
"Oh, because I like you and I want
you to like me. As you say, I am so
little that I sometimes need a big.strong
inena iiKe you to look after me."
The words and the glance that went
with them finished the subjugation of
the young rough. The next day ha said
to tne omer scnool Doys:
"That girl's too little to be bullied.
The lust fellow that starts it will have
to answer to me. See?" And Dick
James, the other "unterrified quantity"
of the community, having nodded his
agreement. Miss Lewis was as safe as
a troop of Rough Riders had been picket
ed about her desk. But the gossips did
not know this, and so they kept waiting
tor 500 smitn to put that wrong foot
out of bed. And while they waited the
autumn wore peacefully away.
One afternoon 'Squire Bailey stopped
at the school house. The day's work
was done and Miss Lewis stood on the
steps tying her hat under her chin with
its gay ribbons. On one side of her Dick
James swung her lunch basket and on
the other Bob Smith waited with her
parasol as docilely as though he had not
"fanned out" the last teacher and sworn
like treatment to this one before he
saw her. 'Squire's eyes twinkled at
sight of these two unruly spirits in their
"Oot two mighty rough citizens for
your escort. Miss Lewis," he said, with a
knowing nod and wink. The little teacher
"I'm sure I don't know why you should
say such a thing, 'Squire Bailey. I find
Bob and Dick perfectly lovely."
Dick flushed with pleasure and Bob
drew himself up proudly until he stood
fully a head above the beribboned hat
that shaded Miss Lewis' brunette face.
"No other teacher ever found them
lovely," laughed the 'Squire.
"Well, I think no other teacher ever
thoroughly understood them. To me they
are two of the sweetest boys I ever
knew," and she went away down the
shady road with her two escorts who,
between their smiles at her. glared at
each other over the crown of the berib
boned hat. After she was safely at her
boarding place they went down behind
'Squire Bailey's hay ricks and had a
good hard fight.
Of course the little teacher heard of
the fight, but not of its cause, and she
lectured the boys soundly. Dick took his
scolding in amiable silence, but Bob was
more difficult to manage. He and she
were alone in the school house, where
she had purposely detained him.
"I was obliged to fight Dick some
time I think I'd die if I didn't hit some
thing and he is so conceited," Bob said,
his big hands clinching and unclinching.
"But fighting is utterly unworthy of
you. I'm talking to you very plain;
just like a sister who has your good at
"I don't want a sister," he said dog
gedly; then grew red to the roots of his
hair as he blurted out, "but when I
have learned a little more sense and
decency I want a wife."
Miss Lewis got up, but he stood be
tween her and the door. "Don't go;
scold me all you want take that switch
and beat me, but stay and talk to me!"
And because he was so insistent per
haps she stayed; and they were very
sober as they walked home in the win
In course of time the gossips heard of
the fight, and they said Bob was get
ting ready for mischief, and prophesied
he'd make up fcr so much time lost in
being good. They had known all along
he would not let the teacher stay her
term out. But again they were mis
taken, and the winter passed and the
spring came, and all was quiet in
But in the school house a pretty play
was enacted, a play of love and jealousy
and pedagogics. The little teacher had
taken to blushing now and then when
the big boys stood up to recite, but to
balance this she was stricter than ever,
and it came to be matter of comment
that she was harder on Bob Smith than
on any one else. The boy, under this
treatment, was restless and morbid, but
worked hard at his books. The afternoon
of the last examination he came back
to the school house where she had just
finished looking over the papers.
"You have beaten Dick for the medal,"
she said, without looking up.
"Talk like you were sorry you like
Dick best, anyway," he said sullenly.
She did not answer. "Well, you'll have
to pin the medal on my coat."
"Oh, Bob. I couldn't; don't you see I
couldn't before all those people!"
"Because because He stooped
quickly over her desk; her face was like
a peony and her brown eyes went down
before his. .
"Do you like Dick better than you do
"No," she whispered.
Then Bob, country lad that he was,
did a very courtly thing, although he
was trembling as much as she. He took
her hand in both of his and kissed it.
"I'll make a bargain with you; give Dick
the medal, andi give me this forever."
And it was her answer that made
him able to look on with a smile as she
pinned the medal on Dick's coat the last
day of school. That night he told his
father he wanted to take a course at
one of the summer normals; and in the
fall he went away to college. Two years
went by, and then he came back with
his law license and his wife.
"Well, I declare, if it isn't that little
Lewis girl!" Mrs. Moore exclaimed, as
the bride took her place in the Smith
pew the following Sunday. And every
body looked startled and then knowing,
as people will who like to appear wise.
"Well, Mrs. Smith, perhaps you can
now tell us why it was Bob made so
little trouble the year you taught our
district school?" 'Squire Bailey said,
when service was over and handshaking
was in order.
"Oh," laughed the little bride, "that
is easily explained he was too busy
making love to me."
SOT YET RICH ENOUGH.
From the Detroit Free Press.
The watermelon was large, lusciou3
and properly cooled, which, perhaps, was
the cause that placed the portly party,
who can draw his check for six figures,
in a reminiscent mood.
"I doubt," said he between bites, "if
anyone ever realizes the dreams of his
youth. I never have and never expect
to, although my ambition was a very
modest one compared with the majority
of the dreams of childhood. I suppose
the reason that sueh dreams are seldom
realized is because they are unreasona
ble, being mainly the outcome of an
imaginative boy's day dream. It is
pleasant work, this building of air cas
tles, even when you are a man and face
to face with the world, and I suppose as
a boy I have constructed my share of
"But of my many boyish air castles
there was one grander, fairer and more
alluring than all the rest, and I really
think it had an influence upon my early
life in the business world. It always
came to me during the watermelon sea
son and it clung to me long after the
season was a thing of the past. It was
nothing more nor less than a determina
tion to be rich enough some day to af
ford to eat nothing but the heart of a
watermelon. However, I have never re
alized that dream. - Perhaps the early
lessons of economy that I had to learn
when I started in Hie have become so
fixed that it is impossible for me to
break away from them. At any rate, I
never expect to W rich enough to throw
away all but the heart of a water
melon." And the portly party who can draw his
check for six figures helped himself to
KNEW ALL ABOUT GENIUS.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
"I have just finished a sonnet," said
"Thank heaven!" exclaimed the wife,
"that'll buy a beefsteak and a sack of
"And here is an ode for the state
"How fortunate! Ham is 15 cents a
pound, and we haven't had any in six
"I have also written a love song which
is as tender as an April rose."
"What a dear, sweet soul you are!
I'm sure that's good for a can of lard
and a gallon of molasses!"
"Woman!" said the poet, sternly, "do
you know what genius is?"
"Yes," she said, thoughtfully. "Some
times it's telling the butcher to call
again, shutting the door on the baker,
hidin' from the house rent man, and
singing, when Sunday comes, 'I would
not live always; I ask not to stay!' "
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HUH OR OF THE DAY.
Mrs. Starvem That Mr. Slopay has
skipped out without paying his board.
Mr. Starboard Well, that should be a
relief to you. You've often declared be
was an elephant on your hands.
Mrs. Starvem I should say he was
an elephant, for he's taken his trunk
with him. Philadelphia Press.
"Gee whiz! That blamed watch is
stopped again. What an awful liar that
"What's the matter?"
"I left the thing for him to fix. He
charged me $2, and said it would work
like a charm new."
"Well, he doubtless meant a watch
charm." Philadelphia Press.
"I see yer movin' out, boss," remarked
a very disreputable looking Weary
Willie, who had stopped to watch the
operation. "Is dey anything you don't
need 'at I might take?"
"Yes," snapped the crusty suburban
ite, tossing a bundle into the van, "a
bath!" Standard and Times.
"Woman," said the lecturer at the in
formal meeting, "in the east is only a
"Well," said the ' foolish man that
wanted to make a complaint, "she lacks
a lot of being a domesticated animal
The ladies present in large numbers
glared at him amazedly. Indianapolis
He thrust the sealed letter through the
window, and put down two cents.
"Well, what do you want?" asked the
stamp clerk, gruffly.
"An automobile please," he replied
sweetly. Philadelphia North. American.
"But, suppose," one of the spectators
said, "the parachute should fail to open
after you have detached it from the bal
loon what then?"
"That wouldn't stop me," answered
the daring aeronaut. "I'd come right on
down." Chicago Tribune.
May Putter Everybody's talking about
the way you let Jack Huggard kiss you
on the links yesterday.
Belle Hazard Well, I couldn't help it.
I was just teeing off when he asked me
if he could have just one kiss. I yelled,
"Fore!" and he took them. Philadelphia
"That man," remarked the great detec
tive, "is undoubtedly a vegetarian of the
most pronounced type."
"How do you make that out?" queried
"Oh, that's dead easy," replied the g.
d. "He lias carroty hair, reddish cheeks,
a turn-up nose and a sage look." Chi
cago Daily News.
"Jones, you never get done talking."
"Well, somebody is always interrupting
me." Indianapolis Journal.
"That New York widow who visited
the Adirondack woods attired in reddish
brown garments might have known she
would be shot at for a deer."
"Of course she might. No doubt she
has been taken for a deer many times."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The watermelon's waning, and
Its joys will soon be gone;
But, ah. dear nature's lavish hand! '
The pumpkin's coming on.
"How can I prevent damage by wheat
weevil?" asked the old farmer.
The Populist "answer-to-queries" man
looked at him scornfully.
"Vote for Bryan, of course," he said.
Chicago Evening Post.
"I am a man of few words," said the
"I am glad to hear it," answered the
caller, with a superabundance of assur
ance. "I've got a whole lot to say to
you, and the fewer times you interrupt
me the better I'll be pleased." Washing
Mrs. Schoppen Oh, my! look at that
rug over there, isn't it perfectly hid-
eMrs. Price Horrible! Such wretched
Dealei (a moment later) I noticed you
looking at that rug, ladies. It's a great
bargain; only $135, and it's a genuine
ChorusOh, how perfectly lovely!
She I wonder why It is that so many
old maids have fat bank accounts?
He Probably for lack of anything
else, they husband their resources.
City Nephew Wwhat do you think of
Dr. Pillsbury as a physician?
Farmer Hayroob Safest doctor any
where in this part of the county nearly
always off fishin" when he's wanted.
"Do you know," said his confidential
clerk, breaking it to him as delicately
as he could, "that some people accuse
you of leading a double life?"
"By George, I do!" exclaimed Mr.
Spotcash, the eminent merchant. "I
work twice as hard as any man in my
employ." Chicago Tribune.
"Fellow citizens of the jungle." said
the monkey, "various as our interests
may be, can't we find some platform on
which we may all stand?"
"That's right," put in the elephant.
"Let us denounce menageries!" Puck.
Jinks The colonel's wife had such a
temper that she drove the poor man to
Binks Seeing that they live in Ken
tucky I don't think that is so awful.
Jinks Well, but it was to drink
water. Detroit Free Press.
She The Browns called on us last
week, you know.
"Don't you think it is about time we
shoud retaliate?" Indianapolis Press.
"Julia's engagement is broken."
"Dear me! How did it happen?"
"Well, it was one of those awfully hot
nights; Jack dropped his last cigar, and
she stepped on it." Indianapolis jour-
Figg I caught my boy smoking a
Wickwire Make him throw it away?
"I threw it away myself. It was evi
dently a two-fer." Indianapolis Press.
"I guess our soldiers in China will
soon master the Chinese national air."
"Why, they are all trying to catch,
the Tuan!" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I always run from a braggart."
"If I talk to one a few minutes I get
to telling lies myself." Indianapolis
Willie Oh, wow! boo-hoo! I want
dessert now. I don't want any old meat
Father (sternly) Keep your mouth
shut and eat your dinner! Philadelphia
Mrs. Henpeck I have no control over
my husband at all any more.
Mrs. Wunder What's wrong?
Mrs. Henpeck He secured a certified
copy of the census enumerator's record,
showing that I had gven his name as
the head of the family. Baltimore
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t2F Store your egjjs now, and make arrange
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Our Capacity 50 Car3 Eggs.
100 Cars Apples.
"We make fifty tons of Ice daily.
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