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CHvc me the youth who wears a smile,
When care bedecks my brow
Who never has a "slia'nt" or wont.
When told to do "It" now.
Who his no frown to give In turn.
When duty calls him forth
Who does his duty every time.
And thus shows us his worth.
Who has respect for usoil one.
With feeble, lotturlnK gait
Who always lends a helping hand,
To those of small estute.
Who never passes quickly by
One bowed down with distress
But gives to such a cheerful smile,
A loving, fond caress.
Contributed for the Home and School
The Moral and Ethk-ul Problem.
We are in receipt of a letter from
Hon. M. M. ltamer, superintendent of
public instruction, South Dakota, say
ing: "As a result of my paper at the
slate eductional association, the asso
ciation decided to take active steps
toward putting into the schools of the
state a definite system of moral and
ethical training with a basis of script
ure. The association provided (or a
committee of fifteen which shall bo
representative of all the shades of re
ligious thought in the slate, whose
business it shall he to create a course
of study, prepare or select the proper
text hooks and make recommendations
to Uie next educational association.
The movement is receiving much pop
ular approval in this stale and very
little adverse criticism, and we hope
that South Dakota will set a good ex
ample for other states by making its
school grounds the purest, place in tlio
To the above we replied that \v#e are
of the opinion that revival of script
ural reading in our public schools in
any form will sooner or later bree 1
dlssention that morals can lie laimlit
with no other creed than "Do Ixiiuit".
a creed to which no one can raise an
objection that, (lissention has been
the cause of so many different creeds
which can not- Im so amalgamated as
to make a safe basis of action for
teachers that the proper place for re
ligious training is in the home and the
church and when we attempt, to remove
that, teaching from the proper channel
to which it belongs we invite criticism
and confusion and chaos.
That It is one of the teachers' high
est duties to create a healthy moral at
mosphere in and about the school no
one will deny, but the plan or scheme
for bringing about this condition must
be of such nature that no one shall
say nay.
The teacher who goes into his school
with a long list of rules which he lays
down for the government of his pupils
£*J -vA
Edited by One Interested in Both
All communications (or this department should be addrcised to H. and S. Dept.
will make a failure of teaching the
parent who has a long list of don'ts
which he continuallr harps to his
children will have a poorly governed
family the reason we have our prisons
filled with so many criminals is be
cause we have a code far too extensive.
Those are best governed who se.em to
be least governed.
The first essential is a good pure
mind in the teacher. Without this
there can be no purity imparted to the
pupils' minds. Pure, life-giving water
does not flow from a stagnant pool. It
has been said that the child mind, like
the lower animal creation, has a won
derfully keen intuitive power that
seems to safe-guard it against dangers.
We believe strongly in mental telapa
thy and feel sure that the good or the
evil thoughts of a teacher are almost
unconsiously conveyed to the pupil.
If this be true, then how necessary it
is that only pure minds be brought, in
contact with the minds of our children.
It has been said that when two get
married, though they may be very dif
ferent from each other, that in course
of time they come to be more and
more alike, even grow to look alike.
The stronger mind exerts an influence
over a weaker, no doubt, and this is
the true cause of amalgamated minds.
If this be true, then how much
greater must, be the influence of a ma
ture mind over an immature one for
evil or for good. How essential it is
that we employ only those who have
pure minds, to developo in our child
ren the same noble aspirations.
Edward Duniap, one of America's
greatest criminals, has recently be
queathed liis body and brain to science,
believing that crime is a contagious
disease and hoping that dissection will
reveal the germ of the disease and
that a cure for crime my thus be dis
He was an artist, a poet, a man of
letters and a noted criminal and
strange and wierd as was his disposal,
by will, of his brain and body, yet
stranger ideas have been scoffed at and
afterward found to contain much
merit. It is generally coneeeded now
that drunkeness is a disease that if.
lias been cured would seem to sub
stantiate that belief. It is also claimed
that lying is a disease rather than a
In the face of
is it not well
various theories
we give much more
attention to the mental, moral and
physical condition of the teacher than
to the methods he employs to bring
about an ethical condition?
It was a jolly crowd which board
ed the special car "Leotta" at Wali-
10 Days
ary Sale
All our men's $7.50 suits in sin
gle and double breasted styles,
latest cut, made in our own manu
factory, will" go during our_Fourth
Anniversary Sale
All our men's $10 suits in double
and single greasted styles, made of
fine worsted and cassimeres, hand
somely lined, during our Fourth
Anniversary Sale will ©*7 SO
go at
Youth's and Young Men's
All our youths' $7.50 suits in single
and double breasted styles fine
fancy mixed cassimere sizes 14 to
20 years. During our Fourth An
niversary Sale will
go at
peton on Saturday evening, February
24th, bound for Louisville, Kentucky,
to attend the meeting of the Depart
ment of Superintendence. The party
included Supt. and Mrs. M. W. Barnes,
Supt. and Mrs. E. It. Brownson, Su
perintendents Mrs. Mattie M. Davis,
Miss Geneva M. Lovell, Misses
Josephyne M. Pauben. Anna M. Peter
son, Clara Feiring, Zerlina S. Eakin,
Orra L. Hurd, Superintendents, F. M.
Sherarts, Jacob Sonerall, J. F. McLain,
J. P. Hetler, B. E. Groom, E. C. Ols
gard, P. D. Norton, Lloyd Rader, C.
Ii. Vigness, A. M. Simpson, F.
Hutchinson and N. T. Teigen. Presi
dent George A. McKarland, Mrs. Green,
of Carrington, and Supt. and Mrs. W.
h. Stackwell.
The trip was uneventful, in that
nothing extraordinary happened.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the trip and
good fellowship and good feeling pre
vailed during the entire time. The
company received every attention at
the hands of the railroads and was
landed safe and sound in Ixtuisviile
on Monday evening, February 26, in
the midst, of a raging snow storm.
While this was not what might be
called a "warm reception", still, we of
North Dakota are accustomed to snow
and did Hot mind the chilliness of the
The party was very comfortably
located at the Gait House and was
prepared to see and hear to the utter
most during the next three or four
days. The North Dakota party was
by far the largest from any of the
Northwestern states and attracted a
great deal of attention by reason of
the large number of women superin
tendents and the twenty-seven mem
bers of the party. The three days
during which the department was in
session found the party faithful and
regular in attendance upon the meet
ings. The meetings of- the department,
on the whole, were very interesting
atrl the papers exceedingly fine. The
address of President Carr was one
of mere than ordinary force aud sound
ed a very high note.
The first session, Tuesday morning,
was devoted to the discussion of "Mor
al and Religious Training in the
J'liblic schools." Superintendent Mott,
of Richmond, ind,, and president
Thompson. the State University of
Ohio, delivering the addresses. Un
(ioubt?t!ly. the address of President
Thompson'was the finest effort of the
convention. The program of Tuesday
afternoon included a paper upon
"Woman's Part in Public Education,"
by Mrs. Hyre, of the Board of Educa
tion of Cleveland. This was followed
by two papers, one on "What Educa
tion Is Best Fitted for Girls," and'the
other, "What Education is Best Fitted
We most heartily tliank you for your magnificent sup
port during the past four years. We have had a wonderful
business, greater by many thousands the past year than any
other in our history. Your splendid support of our ever pro
gressive business has caused us to celebrate our Fourth An
niversary of the growth of our store.
$1.00 HAT FREE.
All our men's $3.50 All American
shoes, the best standard shoes
known, during our Fourth Anni
versary Sale, every afternoon 2 to
4 p. m. only, will be 5 7CS
sold at £9
All our men's 25c Easter neckwear,
the newest shades, during our
Fourth Anniversary Sale *1 Q_
will go at J.CJC
Fourth Anniversary
All our men's $12.00 suits, made in
the long style coats^ strictly all
wool worsteds and cassimeres, all
new patterns, including the new
gray design, during our Fourth_An
niversary Sale will
go at
uui iii au«
All our men's $15 suits, latest new
grays, blacks and blues, either sin
gle oi* double breasted new long
roll lapel, hand-made button holes,
haircloth front, during our Fourth
Anniversary Sale flj"| "I
wlil go at .M* A-l-.i'll
1.00 HAT FREE.
Boys' Knee Pants Suits
All our boys' $2 double breasted
knee pants suits, sizes 7 to 16 years,
fancy cassimeres, during our
Fourth Anniversary Sale "I (5f|
will go at X.tlli
All our boys' $5 double breasted
knee pants suits, sizes 7 to 16 years,
in fancy worsteds and cassimeres
also black and blue, during our
Fourth Anniversary Sale O C|~|
will go at «J.O
All our men's $2.50 Rice & Hutch
ins' shoes, in box calf or v|cl kid,
will go during our Fourth QO
Anniversary Sale for A-tJO
tV ^V-i"
for Bays", both of which were excep
tionally good. The last paper, "What
Education is Best Fitted for Boys",
was given by Reuben Post Halleck,
principal of the Boys' High School,
Louisville, and author of Halleck's
Psychology, and The Education of the
Central Nervous System.
The principal address of the evening
was delivered by Prof. Simeon' New
combe, of the Astronomical Obser
vatory at Washington. His theme was
"Method In Arithmetic" and, while
undoubtedly Prof. Newcombe is a
master in the subject of Mathematics,
his paper was exceedingly tedious and
in our judgment, should not have been
placed upon an evening program. An
evening program^ of any association
should be of an" inspirational char
The morning program of Wednesday
consisted of several papers of a very
high order, the first by Dr. Frank
McMurray on "The Improvement of
the Study Period" the second by Dr.
Martin G. Brumbaugh on "Eliminations
In The Course of Study". This follow
ed by an address by President Lewis
H. Jones of the Michigan Nbrmal
School System on "How To Improve
the Grammar School Teacher." An
other important paper was read at
this meeting by Dr. Harris, Commis
sioner of Education. The papers of
Dr. Mc.Murray and Dr. Brumbaugh
were masterly efforts and will un
doubtedly be read with a great deal
of interest and profit by educators.
The address of President Jones was
disappointing, especially as we had
been led to believe that Lewis H. Jones
is one of the big men in educational
thought in this country. Mr. Harris,
while undoubtedly one of the greatest
educational thinkers of' this country,
is one of the most disappointing
speakers one listens to. The after
noon of Wednesday was given over to
the Rouhd Table Discussions. The
North Dakota party, of course, attend
ed the Round Table of the State and
County Superintendents and partic
pated, to a certain extend in the dis
cussions of this meeting, and to the
North Dakota members, the lack of in
formation regarding North Dakota pro
gress which was manifested by some
of the other members present was
really remarkable. However, it goes
without saying that those in attend
ance at that Round Table went away
fully enlightened upon the subject of
North Dakota. The evening program
of Wednesday was one of the greatest
interest. The first address was given
by Miss Julia Richmond, District Su
perintendent in Greater New York, on
the "Incorrigible Child". It was a
masterly presentation of the subject
and will long be remembered by those
who heard this great effort. Miss
Richmond was followed by Judge Lind
say, of the Juvenile Court in Denver,
on the topic of "The Juvenile or School
Court". Judge Lindsay is decidely
boyish in appearance, yet the story
of his work with the boys of Denver,
especially those who come under the
eye of the court, was remarkablly in­
All our men's $18 suits, strictly
hand made, newest imported cassi
mere and worsted patterns, finely
lined. During our Fourth Anni
versary Sale will
Ail our men's $20 suits made by
the best custom tailors, hand felled
collars and stay-put lapel and
front just the same as your tailor
makes finest imported English
materials during our Fourth An
niversary Sale will
HAND MADE *8.50 HAT FREE will go at
Children's Department
All our children's $3 Norfolk suits,
sizes 4 to 8, new spring styles, dur
ing our Fourth Anniver
sary Sale will go at u.Uu
All our children's $5 Buster Brown
suits, sizes 3 to 8 years, strictly all
wool, newest styles out, during our
Fourth Anniversary Sale O Cf|
will go at .tJiOU
All our men's 25c suspenders, dur
ing our Fourth Anniver
sary Sale will go at
All our men's 75c and $1 working
shirts, made by D. Jones ft Co., New
York City—best working shirts
made—during our Fourth Anniver
sary Sale will go
?v 4 «£,
teresting. He told his story with per
fect simplicity, indicating that his
heart is in the work of making better
citizens out of the boys of the street,
father than sending them further
down the grade.
Thursday morning's program includ
ed two papers of merit the first, by
Supt. Van Sickle, of Baltimore, on the
matter of "Salaries and Promotion of
teachers" and the other by President
Felmley, of Normal, 111., upon 'the
"Next Step In The Salary Campaign"
or the "Establishment by Law of a
Minimum Wag£ for Teaphers", and
again was displayed a lack of informa
tion with regard to North Dakota's
educational progress. President Felm
ley knew nothing about North Dakota's
minimum salary law until the matter
was called to his attention by this
department. The meeting of Thursday
afternoon was given over to the .theme
of "Industloal Education, but, because
of the proposed trip to Mammoth
Cave, the North Dakota party missed
this meeting. It is said .by those who
did attend, to have been one of the
best programs of the whole Associa
On the evening of Thursday it was
decided that the party should make
a trip to the Mammoth Cave—even in
spite of the fact that Supt. Sonderall
demurred to making the trip during
the night. Supt. Norton is authority
for the statement that Supt. Sonderall
wished to make the trip in the day
time in order that he might see the
Cave. The trip through the cave,
especially the long trip to the river,
which most of the party took, is some
thing which will be remembered for
many years to come.. It is useless to
attempt to describe the trip through
this Cave. One is constantly impress
ed with the terrific forces which must
have been in action to have created
such a wonderful cavern. The only
thing we are sorry for in connection
with this trip is that it was impossible
to take a photograph of the party.
We feel quite confident that such a
photograph would have sold at a
premium in many parts of North Da
Upon leaving Louisvilie on the re
turn home on Friday evenflig, March 2,
the party remained almost intact un
til it reached Chicago, only two ox
three having gone on ahead in order
that they might visit on the wsw.
The day spent in Chicago, returning,
was full of interest. Through the
kindness of L. C. Smith, of Hcnting
and Ventilating fame, 'most of the
party was enabled to visit the Univei:-_
sity of Chicago and catch it fleeting
glimpse of this, wonderful institution.
To us, one o! the most interesting
points was our visit to Hull House,
that famous Social Settlement in the
heart of the slum district of Chicago.
We regret exceedingly that we did riot
have a great deal more time to spend
there to study the work of this wonder
ful institution, of which Miss Jane
Addams is the moving spirit.
At Chici^go the party practically dis
banded and the members made their
During our Fourth Anniversary Sale we have cut the
prices on every garment in the house. Nothing reserved.
During this 10 day's sale, HATS FREE. We will present
every customer with a hat valued from $1.50 ^o $3.50.
All our men's $10.00 all-wool gray
Oxford top coats, new spring styles,
latest cut, padded shoulders during
our Fourth Anniver- C'T
sary Sale will go at q)/ .911
$2.00 HAT FREE.
All our men's $12.00 rainproof crav
enette overcoats in new grays and
fancy mixed cassimeres, full 62
inches long during our Fourth An
niversary Sale will go
All our men's 50c working shirts,
new patterns, all sizes, during our
Fourth Anniversary Sale 25c
All our boys' and children's 50c
knee pants, sizes 4 to 16 years,
fancy patterns, during our Fourth
Anniversary Sale will
go at tjtfC
All/ our youths' $1.50 ldng pants,
sizes 14'to 20, fine fancy mixed cas
simeres, during our Fourth Anni
versary Sale will go
The Goods are here when you come for them, just as advertised. Our prices cannot be equalled in the Northwest. We manufacture our own goods ^and saye you
two profits. We ask for ourselves the same hearty support that we have enjoyed in the past, for which
1 you a hearty welcdme to call on us during our Fourth Anniversary Sale.. Sale closes Saturday evening, April 7th.
All our men's 39c balbriggan un
derwear, Wilson Bros.' make, all"
colors and sizes, during our Fmirth
Anniversary Sale
will go at faUC
All our men's 60c balgrlggan un
derwear, Wilson Bros.' best make,
patterns, during our Fourth
Anniversary Sale Qf|_
will go at OkfC
It is not difficult to believe that a
trip of this kind has a very great
influence upon any company of people.
The meeting with those engaged in a
similar occupation from all over this
great land of ours is,' in and of itself,
a liberal education. There is no doubt
but that the schools of North Dakota
will feel the impress of this meeting
for many years. One comes back to
work refreshed in body and spirit and,
in the case of the North Dakota Super
intendents, with the idea that North
Dakota is not so far behind the rest
of the country in educational progress
as qur youth as a state and pioneer
conditions might warrant the fact is.
North Dakota is leading practically all
the Northwestern states in educational
improvements. This Is not said in a
boasting spirit, but is the simple truth,
and, that fact established, ought to stir
everyone interested in the cause of
education in North Dakota to redouble
their efforts in behalf of the work of
our state. Such a trip as this is well
worth the time and expense of mak
ing it. It brings the school men and
women of the whole couhtry Intto
touch with one another, forms lasting
friendships and promotes a spirit of
good fellowship to a remarkable de
gree, and when one has been once he
is bound to go again. There will be
no question about the attendance from
North Dakota in years to come.
President Carr, while
one of the big men of,'
educational matters, i.
judgment, a model presiding officer,
and certainly, if he has not been in
the past one of the leaders he has a
right to measure up by the side of
some men who consider themselves
"big." President Carr is now super
intendent of the schools of Dayton,
ary Sale
All our men's $1S rainproof wors
ted cravenette overcoats, strictly
all wool, grays, blacks, blues and
mixed colors, cut in the new
French box styles, 52 in. long dur
ing our Fourth Anniversary Sale
T.T. $13.50
All our men's $2 fancy ^worsted
pants, new-spring designs, all sizes,:
during our Fourth Anniversary
Sale will go
way back as best suited their con
venience. A few members of the party
tarried behind in Chicago and as yet
have not given an account of them
Ail our men's $3 fancy ratssimere
and worsted pants, latest cuts, dur
aary Sale will go at"..... O HA
ing our Foirth Anniver- utUU
All our'cueu's $4 fancy stripe wors
ted and cassimere pants, made by
L. A. Werner & Co., New York city,
during our Fourth An O fkfk
nlversarySale, will go at O.UU
All our men's finest imported wor
sted stripe pants, all new spring
patterns, during bur Fourth Anni
versary Sale will go
All our men's 10c hose, in black,
and brown, during our Fourth An
niversary Sale
will go at
All our men's 25c hose,'Wilson
Bros.' best make,' during-' our
Fourth Anniversary Sale 1
wlll go at Ifa2
thank you cordially and extend
country in
No, 6 T«acber'i Desk $10.00
Geo. W. Colborn Supply Go.
10 Days
105-107 South
Third Street
Ohio, and did a great deal while In
Indiana to bring about better salaries
for teachers.
The new president of, the Depart
ment of Superintendent* is Superin
tendent Stetson, .of Maine.' Superin
tendent Stetson 16 a big man, physical
ly and
considered a big man in
educational matters, especially in Newx
England, it is probably true that he
ranks among the three or four leading
educators who dccupy. the office of
Statk Superintendent.
The next meeting of the Depart
ment will be held in Chicago. There
were three candidates fdr the com
ing meeting: Chlcagd, St. Paul and
Hot Springs. North Dakota was for
St. Paul and probably added a dozen
or fifteen votes to'the one hundred or
so which St. Paul received. It is
thought that the Department will be
well cared for in Chicago. There is
no doubt as to the facilities in Chicago
for taking care of this meeting.
The Seelbach hotel in Louisville,
which was used as headquarters,'is cer
tainly a very fine hotel the only thing
which it lacks is a large and roomy
rotunda. .Its architectural finish aqd
furnishings are not surpassed by any
hotel in the country.
Hotel rates In Louisville were some
thing exhorbitant. There was no at
tempt made by the hotel managers to
keep to the schedule given on the
programs of the 'Association. The
members attending this meeting went
aw^y from Louisville with the idea
that it was the intention of the hotel
people to get every dollar possibly out
of the visitors. This may be all right
for the time being but it is' a very
poor advertisement for a city. It would
seem that when a certain rate is
advertised on the programs of the
Department, there ought to be a con
tract whereby the hotels could be held
to the rates published.
A number of the North Dakota party
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