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VOL. 30 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY SEPT. 10, 1908. NUMBER 15
BY DR. G. W. STONE.
School Patrons Will Do Well By Reading Tills Article and
Taking Useful Advice Given Question ot
MUCH BENEFIT TO BE DERIVED THEREFROM.
A sliool time has couic again, 1 thought I would say a few things
f )tal ituporlanuc to t he toaahcrh sad parents in regard to their children's
oyos. It Is an open ijucfttion as to whether tlic eves of many children aro
equal to tho demand' nf civilization. When wo nonsidor the age of tho
world and tliun the duvclopmcnt of modornaprintmg and its u.sc in nchooU,
we feel thai it is going to take many thousand of years hoforc all eye will
bo fully altorod to (it the continuance of present school conditions. Fine
print and scwinp are had enough, especially, whon they arc made apart nf a
Kindergarten eotimo. Hut wlun wo add to this musical riotos. written in
Miiall typo it in not at all trngc that eyestrain should ho provalont.
In cure of hooki tued in school there has heen a stoady iniprnvetnont
wlWeh ha, however, ior economical reasons, not yet gone for enough. Every
school book should ho in large type, well spaced with narrow columns
and uot oh c la rod paper This will reduce tho strain on the virion to the
low6i point, lint the lelorm not slop thcr. There is the
of desk Kiseh child should hare a desk to fit him or hor and those
ara to b had in the market. Sonic ohools use them. Whore the desks
do not fit, than the body not being properly supported, the muscle begin
to droop. Tho child to be comfortable, comes to near to liis work nnd eye
troubles arc the results In other easos however, weariness of the effort is
the main point and the child ceases to be a scholar. Child nature has been
studied a eroat doal. but tho limitations of children endurance is not yet
one of the courses given to teachers. A child should have frcquont periods
of rost, a great deal of their work, ospoeially in arithmetic should he done
standing at blackboards on which dustlens crayon is used, whon small they
should have no home taik at all; in grammar schools thce tasks should b o
light and few, though beyond that point they "06111 to be an unavoidable
part of modern chool life. The light in the schools schould te of the right-kind
and from the correct dirootion from tho left; under uo circunistaucob
should their gyes faec the light, the tcachor should keep records of the
eye sight of the pupils. Not scientific records, but simple, ot.c which w.l'
not require on her part more than an hour of study to understand and po.
sibly two or throe hour of the whole sossion to make and kocp in tho oarc
of thosoohildrcn, who fail on the simple sight tost given. Xoticos should
bo sent to the parcntQ and whrre thoir notice arc not obsorvod,v they
hould be followed up bv furthor ouos.
Myopia: This i the ciontific name for near sightodnos.. A nonr
sightod obild can ice well nuar by, but not at a dictanoa. Such a child
doos not like to play with his fellows, as tie is alway tho rnught. Myopia
in school children tends to grow steadily worso. Tho Myopia may devobpe
into cac of diono. and where thi i not the cae, the child is robliod of
most of the onjoyiuont life Myopic children are usually unehildishly
hobor in demeanor
Thon should . i child wear glasses In the first place, any child old
enough to tudy, and who has to study, should wear glasses if thoir eyes
are not normal. This will 1 shown in several ways, difficulty in seeing
wither far or near, pains in the eyc and headaohes. School life is an important
piece of business, and since almost the only ono of the five senses
mod in school, is the eye, and this sense is used to excess. Kvcry child's
ccs without exceptions, should before coramecing school life, be examined
in order to sec to what extent they arc prepared to take up the work,
knowledge under modern conditions is an absolute necessity, but so is
iiou lie oc, no chance should bo taken. Tho idea that all eyes are bright
and mru' or less alike is about as truo as to say that all people should be of
the saini height, weight, color of hair or state ol health.
It i- utrango how somo people will over-work their eyes. They will
rest their baeks when tired, but for a tired eyes, thoy have no mcroy, but
they will road on tho cars, read when sleopy or do fine work, not because
they have to but bceauHO thoy take pleasure in it, though the eyes are rebelling
all tho timo, they will read poor print and small print thougk their
eyes are meantimo en n contiuual strain. None of thoso things ought to be
done, as they loruo tho owner of tho eyes to wear spectacles soonor than
would othorwino bo the case, yut every one with normal eyes must wear
glasses for reading sooner or laicr. That is thctordor of nature but though
t.o one likon tho idej of putting on glasses, still they will do .those very
thing which make the wearing of unduly early a necessity. When
meh ,i,pno is forced, to go at last to tho optometrist, and wonders why
The roaRon is simplo, tboy have their eyes and must pav the
penalty When you have totum tho light very high to see to-' read when
you liayo to hold, tho print too lor .iway from your eye'vhen you have to
hold tho print under your nee, when your eyes ache or water when you
have headaches which headache powders wont cure, when things looks
or double ond when vnur cs tioublo you in thi wav, it is time for jom
to havqAthom examined Let no niiu put ntropmo in your eyes. To fit you
with glaso atropine is poison, it is tho alkaloid from bdladomu just as
morphine, is tho ilkuloid from opium, all medicine have their place, but
not irTThe oyes when being fit. villi glasses ,
Soilie old people regain their virion by what fs called "second sight,"
this iin abnormal condition of the lens oMhc eje, in which it swells and
gains magnifying power. In s mo eases, ocond sight i permanent, but
usuallyjait is follqwed,by slowlv failing vi".on. You will bear, some sav
that many peonl" wear gin--s lor style, this i a mi'tnke. tioodIc worn-
glassoothoMQfidprKciuXuho'SaiorJ.riitiy ny1'more ou this
The ojiiartorly meeting at Shady
Grove, Aug. 1st, 1!)08, Bro.
in the chair and It. C. Love,
I'. K., in his place. The stewards
wcro not all proscnt. Sixty-four dollars
and thirty cents reported Shady
Grove out of debt or up with their
pastor. Good for Shady Grove.
They arc putting up a good neat
church there, and the people have
already got a smile on their faec.
The kind Baptist gave us the privilege
to hold our quarterly conference
in thoir church for which we thank
thorn, and nray God's blessing upon
thorn lor their kindness to us, and
thoy brought well filled baskets and
we all had a good timo together and
every thing went smooth and nice,
plenty of good things' left to carry
back home and they said give us the
next meeting, but we thought it host
to give it to Rosebud. We had a
fine sermon Saturday, "Math, 7:27,
f, (5 and 7 chapters, my! myl how
the presiding elder did run the lines,
ho never went around any thing, this
is the kind of preaching that we need
and wo all knew it was bible and
that is what saves the people.
We were glad to seo our old friends
again and shake thoir hands and
talk of days that have passed, when
we used to meet Gcorgo Campbell,
Thomas Hubbard and Bro. Kldcr,
who wor stewards in thoso days.
We mot xomo of thoir children-There
arc lot ol good people in and
around Shady Grove. May God's
riehost blessings rost upon all of
them, is my prayers. W. .J. Him.
M. F. P.
We read tho poem in last week's
And it don't suit us you sec.
For the Dycusburg yellcr' overalls,
To be railing at M. K. I.
1 K. 1 is all 0. K.,
He works just where he ought to be
And you'd all do a .sight more
It vou thought like M. K. 1
o now why you're different
You get your bod c rec.
And get a nice little dn nm"i
If you only rail at M. K. 1.
You talk of Hufus Robinson,
Who tolls of countries froc,
But ii he'd do the proper thing,
He'd agroo with M. F. 1'.
Yet wcknow an attempt would be
To make right and wrong agree,
So we'll let you say jut what you
But wo'll stand '". 1
K. H. l
To my friends and patrons:
. I asked you thru the Record. l'rcss
to conic and settle your accounts with
me. as I had obligations to meet, but
.you failed, disappointed mc aud cans
ed mo to disappoint others. So now
you have forced mc to tho expense to
hire a collector, who hasn't the authority
to wait, or the inclination. So
those who watit to settle rith mo
you will have to come by Sept., 20.
After that date all my accounts both
store and medical will be turned over
to an authorized agent, with
lionftoprc?" collection.- So please
I l . i. 1 l . .. 1
unn i iniiiK nnro o: me, as you nave
had sufficient noticer'
i ourijf - ry truly,
J, H. Clement.
' something That is Needed,
Will Make a horse Laugh.
j Au up town iVcd store, has bcou
opened by "Bob Komp iu this room in
'the rear of tho huildinc in which h
conducts ii meet store. Give h.m a
f trial when you need meat for you
own use, or feqd Jor your cow or
horse. TIo has.tous of buy; .biuhuls
of corn, and-suck nf tor saok of ship
tstufls'. Dop't forget the place.
PRQFESOR H. H.
Before t h e Teacher's Institute,
Thursday Morning, September
SHOULD BE HEAD BY
TEACHERS AMD PATRONS.
Democracy belongs to one political
party or social organization. It
is a spirits, an inalienable and universal
encregy that belongs to the individual.
It is a coneopt; an ideal; a
spiritial leaven, an indiviality, a personality
implanted by God and cultivated
by man in the human breast.
Being a spirit, it is not a limp and
helpless thing with a hollow mean,
inglcss voice, but rather a masculine
positive, rational and sympathetic
life that shoudrrs rcsposibililics and
trudges hIoul, under them. It is not
a spiritual consumptive, a ''sissy",
but a pionuer, a John the Babtist in
the wilderness of conscructive society
crying, "Follow thou me", and, as
it moos forward the search of truth
it persuades, it illuminates, it challenges
because it is a fearless and
able leader whose personality is lib
crity. Its life being one of love, interest
and duty, it becomes at once
the aclcntlcss foe of all forms of artificial
caste and industrial tyrany.
The principle ol Democracy sees
the world no longer as a "divided
fragment ", a disconected series of
spheres, in which various grades of
education may be sets but as one
world, organism, a singlo sphere in
is no higher or lower, no acadatnic
arisctocraoy or detached group of the
teamed, but an associated
common life" where men aro
measured ia the spirit world and not
in the outwarn world. The citczons
persuing any honorablo business, who
has the power of self control and is
a master of his task, is in American,
an aristacrat. Tbe blacksmith who
hammers thought and conscience into
his horseshoe and renders a noble
service to his county is as ninch a
martyr in the great spiritial enterprise
that is being developed in this
country as the indidivial who puts
conscience and thought into the performance
of his daily duties while
the highest position in the
palaces of the free government- Democracy
is one historian who looks
within before writing an epitaph.
Demacracy appeared on tho deck
of the Olj'mP'a saluteu Dewey and
declared to the world that without
him there would not have been a Man- , great Commonwealth must bo
ila victory, but it did not stop herc
it went down into tho hold of the
Olympia and saluted John yhttier
who in a tempature of lHi) degrees
shoveled coal into the cngino and declared
that without thcro would not
have been a Manila victory.
J. G. Holland, the eminent author,
wrote:- "No work that God sets
a man to do;- no work to which God
has cspicially adopted a man's powers
can properly be called either menial
or mean. Tho man who blacks yonr
boots and blacks them well, and who
engages in that variety of la.
bor because ho can do it better
th a n he can do any thing
else, may have, if he choose, just as
sound and true manhood as you have
not only after he gets through the
work of his life, but now, with your
boots in one hand and your shillings
in tho other."
Wo hear much during this constructive,
complex, and strenuous
contury about a democracy that will
introduce freedom and opportunity
to ever child in tho land; and many
programs, platforms, and propositions
aro presented to it as though applied
and practical democracy wero a
thing to be brought into existence
by some magic, prtificacial process
as though it were a thing to bo
put together like a building which
should be big enough to hold us all
and offer a sweet repose negativo
souls. We forget that democracy is
a spiritual life tha t must be grown
and; if we would attain unto a full
grown democracy, we must first attain
unto a full grown citizenship;
and, if wc attain unto a full grown
citizenship, wo must educate. A
Continued on educational pnge.
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jet ii mean:) iiicii mic peupie ui una uuiiiuy cji e uciiiuiiuui luwei pi lues un arnkjav
what they buy, and in order to meet their demands, uc will on the ZPT
1 15 Day of September i
3 Open Our Store on a Cash Basis !
R. II. KEMP'S FKEI) STORK.
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In adopting a cash system we feel that it will be beneficial not only to
Hie seller, but to the buyer also. No firm that sell goods on long time CAN
OR WILL SELL GOODS AS CHEAP as those who sell for cash.
We propose to convince you of this fact if you will come to see us and
investigate for yourself. We will make every day a bargain day, but will
have a SPECIAL BARGAIN DAY every week. On this bargain day we
will sell you gtods at prices that will astonish you.
Remember, that You Can Get From
Us Anything in the Hardware Line.
In addition to the Special Bargain Day in each week, we will on the first
day of January, 1909, giVe away one ot our
Celebrated Tennessee Farm Wagons.
Evry' person who buys goods from us will receive a ticket for every dollar
spent, and every ticket will be a chance to get this celebrated wagon, free.
So remember, that the more tickets you have the more chances you hae to
get this celebrated wagen.
Wc wiil include in this drawiag all those who owe us and pay
counts on or before that day. So if you are indebted to us call and
account ami receive a ticket for every dollar paid, -
This is no fake advertiscmet. We mean what wc say. Don't forget the
name or the place.
Olive & Walker
43 1" Front of Court, House
MARION, KY. Dm