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The statesman. [volume] (Denver, Colo.) 1889-1906, October 20, 1905, Image 3

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Ha* Splendid Way of Teaching Chil
dren Table Manner*.
1 desire to have all my children’*
meals served at the family table, so
that I may give attention to the kind
and quantity of food which they eat,
and also to their manners at table,
writes Inez Redding in the Epitomist
As we have »o many guests I par
ticularly wish my children to appear
well bred, and for the same reason I
do not wish to be obliged to be con
tinually talking to them at the table.
My children coax for pennies like
other children, and I teach them the
value of a penny while they are very
young, in this way. When we go into
the dining room I place in front of my
plate a penny for each child. At the
close of the meal the child who has
not been corrected in any way is
given a penny. They arc encouraged
to talk, but not to Interrupt. They
are taught to eat properly, to ask
properly for anything they may wish.
Any misdemeanor, which they under
stand to be such, results In the loss of
the penny. Sometimes they arc fined
a penny beside for any particularly
unpleasant act. For any disrespectful
word to the waitress they are at once
*enl from the table. It may not bo
fhe best way. but one thing certain,
the meal hour Is the pleasantest in
the day. to children. gue*U and my
A Budding Diplomat.
She was eaceedlngly pretty, with
no ft blue eyes, a scarlet mouth and
little wisp* of gold blowing around her
brow, for all the world like tendrils.
Hut aa she looked up from her desk
and saw the troublesome boy whisper
ing behind hli book, her eyes dilated
and two perpendicular lines between
her eyebrows were plainly visible.
“Tommy! Tommy Talte!" she
called sharply, with a tone of com
mand In her silvery voice. “You are
whispering again."
But Tommy was not only trouble
some; he was clever as well.
"Please, ma'am,'' he said, putting
down his book and looking at the
young teacher sweetly. “I was Just
tellln' Billy Brown what nice things
all the gentlemen say about you when
you walk along the street."
What is a Melon?
Tho old tad oft-mooted question as
to whether a melon is a vegetable or
a fruit has been revived, and la now
being discussed with great vehemence
In England hr the carl of Clancarty
and Lord Ashtown. These two orna
ment* of tha nobility were rivals in
exhibiting vegetables at a county fair,
and when the earl won tho priie tor
his table of vegetables. Lord Ashtown
promptly and trefully protested be
cause the earl's exhibit included a
melon, which the noble lord declared
was a fruit. The two peers and the
Judge* of the fair are now engaged In
attempting to settle the dispute, for
the earl of Clancarty has no Intention
of tamely admitting hla rival s objec
Railway Mail Clerks' Hotel.
The clerk* of the railway mall scr
rice who work In the traveling post
offices that run In anil out of New
York have a lodging house at 26 Veeey
street, which they maintain at a cost
of |I2 a year (or each of the 704
clerks who put up there at the New
York end of their runs. This Is a trl
te over 3 cents a night for each clerk
A Lesson at the Primaries.
Mrs. Dobbs waited until dinner was
over and her husband lighted bis pipe
before she handed over the note Wil
lie brought from the teacher.
"My boy." said Dobbs, when he had
read it. "I understand from this that
you are excused from school until the
Board of Education has an opportunity
to consider your case.”
"Yes, sir,” answered Willie, who
had begun to whimper.
"Do you know what the Board of
Education Is, my son?”
"No, sir."
Dobbs went into the kitchen and got
a good stout piece of board. Then he
•ummoned his son. and for several
minutes he was busy with Willie.
"That, my son,” he said, as he da
ubed. "Is the only board of educatloa
»• knew of when I was a lad."
Song of a Boat.
A song of a boat
There was one? a b ut on a billow:
Lightly she rocked to her j*ort remote.
And the foam was white In her wake
like anew,
And her frail mnst bowed when the
breeie would blow.
And bent like a wund of willow.
1 shaded mine eye* one day when a
Went curtsying over the billow.
I marked her course till a dancing mote.
Bhe faded out on the moonlit foam.
And I stayed behind in the uear-loved
And m> thoughts all day were about the
And my drean.s upon the pillow.
I pray you hear my song of a boat
For It Is but short:—
My boat you shall find none fairer afloat.
In river or port.
l>ong I looked out for the Ud she bore.
On the open desolate seas.
I And I think he sail'd t<> the heavenlj
I For he ' «me not back to me—
Ah me'
—J»an Ingel«»w.
Simla Is Becoming Moral.
This lament Ik from the Allahabad
Pioneer: A (>n in fit! impression is ealn-
I Ing ground that Simla is not what it
a as. Visitors are continual!) being
heard to ask. Where are the fliria
lions, the frisky grass widows, the
Heady bachelors. Ihe racy scandals—
where, in abort, is the joy of life that
ance made this spot the most delecta
ble in the East? In those gay days
bright eyes earned more appointments
than long service, a bon root was even
a surer pass to distinction than a rela
tive in the India office. We. who re
member how the verb to frivol was
specially invented for Simla, sigh as
we recall those naiad days.
Overreached Herself.
A worthy dame of Dundee. Scotland.
In order to keep down her pas nc
count was in the habit of blowing
down the pipes, thus reversing the
bands of the registering dial of the
meter. All went well until a new
Inspector came. After examining the
ateter. he ciphered long and earnestly.
At length the old lady anxiously ex
claimed. "A m no* tae hae a big ac
count this time, am I?’* "No. mem."
laid the Inspector, "it's the other way
about. The company's owln* you
tuppence. You have surely been
blawing verra hard this time '
Crosses on Beer Barrels.
fleer barrels arc Invariably marked
with a scries of crosses, which now
adays denote the quality of the beer
contained In the cask. These crosses
were originally put on by the monks,
who then made all Ihe malt liquors, as
i sort of trade mark. The crosses
were not of the same shape as now
shown. but were more akin to Ihe
shape of a crucifix, and were Intend
ed to show that by ‘Their oath sworn
Ihe cross'' the beer supplied was
a (It and drinkable condition.
Macon, - - - Missouri
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u4 Uinapfc Ka gnduiU* taka M»» foaJa
ACADEMIC (Classical and Scientific)
Prapara* tor taanktas kaatikka aa4 prnfaaatnail M*.
Tkonnfk fnnartartas sack k tha rtan tag klafbn
UktraoUo* a* Win ari Oagaa, ut Is Oakaa mt i
Samoa* 5
Tork,* tta tj
Ckagatiai Ohrtattaa taaotkari) QlnlU Mhaiai bwSftkt {
Imtiaij (raoUeal mna tt tt*tn kr* am*
Fall Term Begins 2d Monday la September
VAr i*o*r*l tnfti milks aocurait RBV. j. *, roan, pare m I
8 nr, W. a OLAUnzK, Tloa praakital boars, Oakamk Ijrka* M* I
rat aataloo* ul ysrtkaius, vrtta |
nummurr mn§ lam. mr sckdoos, a. a, n n. *
Indignant, but —
Kandor—I toll you, sir, you're a liar.
Pompous—Sir! If 1 were a fighting
man I'd knock you down for that.
Kandor—l'll bet you lon dollars 1
can prove it.
Pompous—l—er—never bet Phila
delphia Press.
Such Dear Friends, Too.
May me— Here arc some proofs I
just received from the photographer.
Which is the best?
Hdyth—Do you mean «hich Is the
best picture or *h!eh looks the most
like you’

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