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THE BU ISLINGTON FREK PRESS: THURSDAY. JANUARY 25, liJiM.
do I?" cried Iris, when nenr enough to
noto his rnpt expression.
"You would not object If I called you
a vision?" he Inquired quietly, averting
hi eyes lest they should speak moro
plainly thnn his tongue.
"Not If you meant it nicely. Hut I
fear thnt 'specter would ha a more ap
propriate word. Just look at my best
She spread out the front widths of
her skirt, and certainly the prospect
was lamentable. The dress was so
patched and mended, yet so full of
fresh rents, that n respectable house
maid would hesitate before using It to
clean fire Irons.
"Ib that really your best dress?" he
"Yes. This Is my blue seise. The
brown cloth did not survive the soak
ing It received In salt water. After a
few days It simply crumbled. The oth
ers arc muslin or cotton and have been
"There is plenty of men's clothing,"
"Unfortunately there isn't another Is
' ntl," she said severely,
"No. I meant that It might bo possl
)le to cr contrive some sort of rig
hat will serve all purposes."
"But all my thread is gone. I have
arely a needleful left."
"hi that case we must fall back on
our supply of hemp."
"I suppose that might bo made to
nerve, sun s.uii. ion lire never ni a
loss for an expedient."
"It will bo a poor one. I fear. But
fou con make up for it by buying some
nice gowns nt Doucot's or Worth's."
She laughed delightedly. "Perhaps
In his Joy at my reappearance my dear
"Is that really your best clrcsst"
old dad may let me run riot in Paris
on our way home. Hut that will not
last. We are fairly well off, but I can-
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"If any woman can afford such a
sum for the purpose you are at least
Iris looked puzzled. "Is that your
way of telling me that fine feathers
would make me a fine bird?" she
"No. I intend my words to be under
stood in their ordinary sense. You are
very, very rich. Miss Deane, an ex
travagantly wealthy young person."
"Of course you know you are talking
nonsense. Why, only the other day my
"Excuse me. What is the average
price of a walking dress from a lead
ing Paris house?"
"And an evening dress "
"Oh, anything from fifty upword."
He picked up a few pieces of quartz
from the canvas shoot.
'Here is your walking dress," lie
aid, handing her a lump weighing
about a pound. "With the balance in
the heap there you can stagger the
best dressed woman you meet at your
first dinner in England."
"Do you mean by pelting her?" she
"Far worse. By wearing a more ex-
Ills manner was so earnest that he
compelled seriousness. Iris took the
proffered specimen and looked at It.
"From the cave, I suppose? I thought
J"" iMUU UMIJIMUUJ UUL VUIJ valu
"That is not antimony. It is gold.
By chance 1 have hit upon an extreme
ly rich lode of gold. At the most mod
est computation it Is worth hundreds
of thousands of pounds. You and I arc
quite wealthy people, Miss Deanu."
Iris opened her blue eyes verv wide
nt this intelligence. It took her breath
away. Hut her first words betokened
Her Innate sense of fair dealing.
"You and I! Wealthy!" she gasped.
"I am so glad for your sake, but tell
me, pray, Mr. Jenks, what have I got to
do with it?"
"You!" lie repeated. "Are we not
partners in tills island? By squatter's
right if by no better title we own land,
minerals, wood, game and even such
weird belongings as ancient lights aud
"I don't see that nt all. Y'ou find a
gold mine and coolly tell me that I am
a half owner of It because you dragged
me out or tne sea, fed me, housed me,
saved my life from pirates and general
ly acted like a devoted nursemaid lu
charge of a baby. Iteally, Mr. Jenks"
"Really, Miss Deane, you will annoy
mo seriously If you say another word.
I absolutely refuse to listen to such an
For somo time they stood In sllenco
until the sailor commenced to reproach
himself for his rough protest. Perhaps
he had hurt her sensitive feelings.
What a brute ho was to bo sure! She
was only a child in ordinary affairs,
and ho ought to have explained things
moro lucidly and with greater com
mand over his temper. And all this
time Iris' face was dimpling with
amusement, for she understood him so
well thnt had he threatened to kill her
he would have laughed nt him.
"Would you mind getting the lamp?"
he eald softly, surprised to catch her
expression of saucy humor.
"Oh, please may I speak?" she in
quired. "I don't want to annoy you,
but I am simply dying to talk."
Ho hod forgotten his own injunction,
"Let us first examine our mine," ho
Raid. "If you bring the lamp we can
have a good look at it."
Close scrutiny of the work already
done merely confirmed the accurucy of
his first Impression. While Iris held
tho light he opened up the seam with n
few strokes of the pick. Each few
Indies it broadened into n noteworthy
volcanic dike, now yellow lu its abso
lute purity, at times a bluish black
when fused with other metals. The ad
ditional labor Involved caused him to
follow up the line of tho fault. Sud
denly the itmno of the lamp began to
flicker in n draft. There was an air
passage between cave and ledge.
They came back into the external
glare. Iris was now so serious that she
forgot to extinguish the little lamp.
She stood with outstretched hand.
"There is a lot of money in there,"
"Tons of it."
"So need to quarrel about division.
There is enough for both of us."
"Quite enough. Wo can even spare
some for our friends."
The hour drew near when Jenks
climbed to the Summit rock. He shoul
dered nx and rlllo and set forth. Iris
heard him rustling upward through the
trees. She set some water to boll for
tea and. while bringing a fresh supply
of fuel, passed the spot where the torn
scraps of paper littered tho sand.
She win the soul of honor for a wo
man, but there was never a woman yet
who could take her eyes off a written
document which confronted her. She
could not help seeing thnt one small
mnr.cl contained her own name.
Though mutilated, it had clearly read
"Dear Miss Deane."
"So it was intended for me!" she
cried, throwing down her bundle and I
dropping to her knees. She secured
that particular slip and examined it
earnestly. Not for worlds would she
pick up all the scraps and endeavor to
sort them. Yet they had a fascination
for her, and at this closer range she
saw another which bore the legend "I
Somehow the two seemed to fit to
gether very nicely.
Yet a third carried the same words
"I love you!" They were still quite
coherent. She did not want to look
any further. She did not even turn
over such of the torn pieces as had
fluttered to varth face downward.
Opening the front of her bodice, she
brought to light a small gold locket
containing miniatures of her father
and mother. Inside this receptacle slio
carefully placed the three really mate
rial portions of tho sailor's letter.
When Jenks walked down the hill
again he heard her singing long bofce
he caught sight of her sedulously tend
ing tho lire.
As he came near he perceived tho re
molns of his useless document. He
stooped and gathered them up, forth
with throwing them among the glow
"By tho way, what were you writing
while I had my bath?" inquired Iris de
murely. "Some information about the mine.
On second thoughts, however, I saw it
"Oh, was that all?"
"Then some part was impractica
ble?" He glanced sharply nt her, but she
was merely talking at random.
"Well, you see," he explained, "one
can do so little without the requisite
" lore you!"
plant., This sort of ore requires a
crushing mill, a smelting furnace, per
haps big tanks filled with cyanide of
"And of course, although you can do
wonders, you ennnot provide all those
Jenks deemed this query to be unan
swerable. They were busy again until night
fell. Sitting down for a little while be
fore retiring to rest, they discussed for
the hundredth time the probabilities of
speech- succor. This led them to tho
topic of avallablo supplies, and tho
sailor told Iris the dispositions he had
to he continued.
"Now," said tho physician who Is not
ed for his heavy charges, "I must take
"All right," responded the patient In
a tono of utter resignation. "You've
got about everything else I own.
There's no reason why you shouldn't
toko that too." Paris Journal.
A Iletter Way.
Cynic (savagely) They say tho fash
ionable mother of today recognizes her
baby only by looking at the nurse!
Fashionable Mother (unmoved) How
extraordinarily clever when one
Changes nurses so often! I always tell
ours bv the baby carriage,.
Frank De Witt Ttlmatfe.D.D.
Los Angeles, Cnl., Jan. 21. In thU
sermon the preacher pays tribute to the
work of those who nro molding tho
character and shaping the career of the
men and women of the future, to tho
teachers of America, tho text chosen
being Itomaus xll, 7, "He that tcachcth,
Tho adage, "Every man to his trade,"
Is not a child of tho nineteenth or twen
tieth century. Its cradle was rocked by
the murmuring waters of tho Plson and
the Gllion aud the lllddckel and the Eu
phrates rivers when tho world was
young. It comes down to us with gray
hairs, but with stout limbs of n "Wan
dering Jew." Its voice has been heard
upon every hilltop and lu every vnlley
since Abel became a herdsman and
Cnln a tiller of the soil. Nn sooner did
man combine with man in communities
or associations to protect himself from
foreign foes thnn he become n special
ist. He said tosome members of his
community, "You bo our soldiers to
protect us In time of war." Ho said to
others, "You be our legislators and
make our laws." He said to others,
"You be our priests and teach us about
God." He said to others, "You be our
physicians or medicine men nud care
for us wlille wo are sick." He said to
others, "l'ou bo our sailors and navi
gate our ships and bring to us our mer
chandise from nfar." He said to the
wives and mothers, "You bo our house
keepers and nurses and spinners and
rear our young and cook our food and
weave our clothing." He said to others,
"You be our farmers or our architects
and raise our crops or builit our tem
ples and homes and aqueducts." And
everywhere the necessities of life have
compelled man not to do all things well,
but to do one thing for the benefit of
nil. Thus as tho centuries have gone on
man has more and more become a spe
cialist. More than that, as the world has ad
vanced in its development trades and
professions have been divided and Rub
divided into specialties. Once the fam
ily physician's duties were nlmost as
numerous as the tints of the rainbow.
He was not only doctor, but ho was
surgeon and dentist nnd pharmacist
and oculist as well. If a man had a
toothache it was the village physician
who pushed In the forceps and pulled
out the decayed molar. If the patient
needed medicine the physician not only
wrote the prescription, but compound
ed the drugs. If the leg had to be am
putated It was the family physician
who drove In the knife. If the aged
man's eyes were in trouble it was the
family physician who cut away the
cataract or fitted on the glasses. Now
all these different duties nro done by
specialists. The average family physi
cian would no more expect to be the
surgeon or the oculist or the pharma
cist than he would expect to do the
work of the lawyer or the electrician
or the mining engineer. In other
words, "every man to his trade" is an
adage which has divided and subdivid
ed and kept on redlviding the human
race into it's different groups until
men by natural adaptation learn to do
one thing well rather than a dozen
Every Man to Ilia Trade.
Paul nearly 2,000 years ago recog
nized tho social law, "Every man to
his trade." Writing to the Bomans, he
said, "Having, then, gifts differing ac
cording to tho grace that Is given to
us." That means, having special pow
ers of brain, of body and of conse
cration, let us do the work God has
given to us to do carh in his own line
and In his own sphere. Then Paul goes
on to enumerate the different lines of
work to which God has called different
men. Among those different Hues of
work he mentions that of teaching.
He seems to say: "O man, If God has
called you to the teacher's throne, give
to your work tho very best energies of
your life! Never neglect your noble
profession one Instant." And of all
the professions and works Paul here
mentions I do not believe there is one
more important thnn that of teaching.
Thus tills morning I select a mighty
subject. May God help us to show the
power of "the teacher's throne" and
how we should honor Its occupant nnd
recognize the responsibility of the work
that Is done there aud Its value!
The first great reason why wo send
our children to school is to woke up
mln.l mill rllf l- (nii-k tmmli n'lth
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tuo outside world, that mental awak
ening is no easy task to perform. The
word "education" comes from the Lat
in word "educo," meaning "to bring
out." "Education means literally,"
says tho lexicographer, "the educing,
the leading out or drawing out of the
latent powers of nn individual." But
In order to draw: out you must first
put in. Y'ou must open the avenues of
knowledge upon which "thoughts" as
charioteers can harness up their flash
ing eyed verbal chargers and drive.
You must have the great wires con
necting brain with brain, as the Atlan
tic cable connects tho old world with
the new. In other words, "the school
teacher must mold the child's mind so
that it can read and write and multi
ply and spell,
The well of knowledge always seems
to me like that great deep well on your
father's farm. In order to make the
work of drawing the water from that
well a little easier for your mother
your father bought an iron pump and
put it in the shed Just outsldo of the
kitchen. But, though that pump was
supposed to relievo your mother, it
was tueVpest of your life. In the first
place, Inevitably tho family would use
up all the water you drew before going
to bed, Then your mother in the morn
ing would cuH, "Charley, I wish you
would bring me a pall of water." Then
you would go to that pump and grasp
the iron handle and pump nnd pump
and pump, nnd the water would uot
come. There was no connection be
tween the top and the bottom, At
last, in complete disgust, you would
have to take the pall and go clear out
to the barn aud get some water and
pour it down the pipe petore you could
get tho connection with tho well bo
low. Well, that pall of water you had
to carry from nfar and pour down the
plpo is tho symbol to me of the rudi
ments of nn education which tho school
teacher Is compelled to pour Into tho
brain of the children. Without these
rudiments the child will never bo In
touch with the Intellectual world.
To Make the Student Think.
But, having put the scholar In touch
.with tho Intellectual world, the next
great duty of the schoolteacher Is to
make tho student think for himself aud
do for himself. The cells of the brain
are Just the same as the muscles and
cells of tho rest of the body. In order
to becomo developed and strong nnd
virile, In order to grnsp the great prob
lems of life nnd solve them aright, thnt
brain must havo exercise. It must
loam to bo independent. It cannot bo
carried around as a valetudinarian by a
scholastic nurse. Thus tlio second
great duty of the schoolteacher is to In
spire In tho minds of his students tho
realization that they can do something.
"No truth Is really our own," Bald
Italph Waldo Emerson, "until we dis
cover It for ourselves."
I was never more Impressed with this
fact than when talking some time ago
with one of tho members of my church
who Is the principal at the Detention
homo of Los Angeles. Ho said to me:
"The greatest work of tho teacher Is to
Inspire In his pupils confidence In them
selves. Now, in our Detention homo I
have had this theory well tested. There
wo have what Is called tho garbage pllo
of the youths of this city. If it boy will
not study and seems to be an Incorrigi
ble he is sent to me. I inevitably find
him n doubter of his own abilities.
When I can dissipate that doubt I can
nlwnysjnnkc something good out of tho
boy. YVTien a boy comes Into our homo
I soy to him, 'What can you do, my
son?' 'Nothing,' he generally answers.
'What!' I say. 'Nothing. Oh, yes; you
must know something?' 'Nope,' he an
swers, 'nothing.' 'Well, what do you
know about 'arithmetic r wotning, l
told you,' he again answers. 'Nothing.'
Then I say, 'Well, what do you do for a
living'' "Sell papers.' 'Well, how do
you buy your papers?' 'I gets them at
tho office for half a cent nnd sells them
for n penny.' 'Indeed,' I sny. 'Then
how do you make change when you sell
those papers unless you know how to
count?' With that the boy's eyes will
begin t open, nnd he will begin to see
that making change Is arithmetic and
buying papers Is counting figures. And
thus I lead him on until he realizes that
he himself can count and do some
Not n Spnnsre.
The human brain r.hould be some
thing more than a sponge. The brain
should bo able to give out as well as
take In. The brain should bo like a
mountain side, gushing forth with
brooks and springs, rather than a great
cavity or reservoir, capable of holding
n lot of water, which In time becomes
nothing more or less than a stagnant
pool. It Is jUBt nt this point that
Frledrlch Frocbel, the great German
educator, has been able within the last
few years to absolutely revolutionize
the educational system of the world
The gist of his teachings Is this: "To
have found one-fourth of an answer to
a question by his own effort Is of more
value and Importance to a child than
it is to half hear and half understand
that answer in the words of another."
Thus wo find tho average schoolroom
for our children a far different place
from that we used to attend. We there
find the children playing games aud
building blocks and working at car
pouter benches and bending over kltch
en stoves and drawing pictures end
singing songs. They work with their
heads; they work with their hands and
fingers. The schoolroom Is a place
where our children are taught not only
theories, but practicalities. That is
And hero let me state something di
rectly to the parents In reference to
this law. Every father and mother
ought to be the public school teacher's
assistants. They ought to supplement
the work of tho sechoolroom in tho
home. How nro they to do that? By
inspiring their children In every way
possible to do something for them
selves. Buy them all tho games they
are able to play. Checkers and doml
nos and parcheesl and authors and
chess and croquet aud golf and tennis
are not time wasters, but brain devel
opers. The striving for the mastery In
games develops the power to succeed
in life. When the Duke of Wellington
was prime minister of Knglnnd he paid
a visit to his old school of Eton. While
he was watching tho boys play football
upon the field he sold to the principal.
"The battle of Waterloo was won
here." If Arthur Wellesley had never
contended for mastery upon the play
ground ho would never have been ablo
to conquer England's greatest. foe.
Furthermore, not only should parents
stimulate tho activities of their chil
dren by games, but also get their chil
dren tool boxes, and scroll saws,, nnd
printing presses, nnd magic lantern
slides, and kodaks, If they will use
them. All these things will be the
means of helping to decide your chil
dren's future lives. Aye, moro than
this if possible let them raise chick
ens and doves and rabhlts and go
fishing and hunting. Let them tako
care of a horse or a pony. Let them do
i vcrythlng and anything that is right
which will stimulate the action of tho
brain. A child develops more by who
ho does than by what you do for him.
Thank God that our schoolteachers can
Inspire their scholars into doing as well
as into receiving!
Training (he Child.
I sec tho teacher training tho prac
tical child. I see him also training tho
aesthetic" child or tho student of tho
beautiful. I bear him saying to tho
young student: "Young man, there Is
something more 'in life thnn planting
a cabbago patch, or hoeing com, or
digging nn oil well. There Is some
thing more in life than lu owning a
mortgage upon your neighbor's farm
and squeezing him out of ills property
lu hard times. There Is other litera
ture in life than that found in tho
stock columns of tho dally newspapers.
Tliero is something higher than tho
rattle of tho miser's gold." Tho truo
teacher tries to lead his scholars Into
tho higher realms of the beautiful. Ho
inspires them with tho harmonies of
nature, of sound aud of color. Ho gets
the best pictures lie can and hangs
them upou tho school walls.
He tries to do for his class room what
Mary A. Llvcrmore did for her schol
ars when she was a teacher In Dux
bury, Mass. She did not go Into her
class room nnd say, "Now, children,
you must go to work nnd work hard
and havo Just ns miserable n time ns
you cnu." Oh, no. Sho made ploy out
of work. When sho was teaching bot
any sho gathered tho beautiful flowers
out of the fields and took them Into the
class rooms. Then on certain Satur
days she took her glass out Into tho
woods to find tho flowers nnd to study
them in their homo retreats. Then, In
stead of studying the stars by books
alone, she would meet her class ou a
clear night, and together they would
roam through stollar worlds. Then, In
stead of making music n bore, sho
formed her scholars into singing
classes, and ever and anon the teachers
und scholars would go off on picnics,
taking their games and their violins
along. Do you wonder thnt Mary A.
Llvcrmore worked her way Into tho
hearts of her scholars nnd Inspired
them with tho love of the beautiful?
Love of (he Banal If al.
While, on the other hand, have not all
of us hnd tencher8 of history or of Eng
lish literature or of oratory or of bot
any or of art bo dead to their themes
that wo never entered their classes un
less it was wlfh leaden feet? Even
when we studied Goethe or Macaulay
or Buskin we felt it was a drudgery,
because our teacher himself was stolid
and unresponsivo to the harmonies of
the beautiful. Oh, tho teacher who does
not Inspire his people with a love for
the beautiful has lost half of his or her
mission! Somo time ago I was lu the
home of n very Intelligent lady. During
the conversation she said to me, "My
little daughter has read nearly all the
standard works." "Is that so?" I an
fswercd. "Do you pay her for reading
those books?" "Never," answered this
lady. "That ,was the great mistake my
mother made. In order to get mo to
read good books she used to pay me.
Tho result was unless I was paid money
I never read good literature. Years
after my mother's death I found out
my mistake. Then I commenced to
read good books for the Joy that I got
out of them. I try to Inspire my dough
ter to naturally seek the beautiful and
love tho beautiful in literature because
I love the beautiful there." As teachers
have you not n higher mission In life
than simply hammering the multiplies
Uon table into your pupils' minds? Do
you ever talk to them about the beauty
found In the curve of a rainbow or
about the symmetrical Mendings of tho
leaves of a little violet or about the per
feet design of a snowfloke?
But the schoolteacher has still a
higher mission than that of erainmiug
a student's brain full of a few facts
and teaching him to love the aesthetic.
Art and nature did not make Athens a
city of virtuous people. Some of the
most loathsome examples of immoral
nnd social licentiousness were prao
ticed under the shadow of the Partly
non. Some of the greatest writers of
tho ages walked the streets of Rome,
But Home in its day was what Sodom
and Gomorrah were In their days, and
in modern times the most popular lover
of the aesthetic who ever stepped upon
our shores was himself so steeped in
immorality that he was not only exiled
from all decent society, but was in
carcerated in a London jail and passed
away despised of men to meet his God
and to render an account for his mis
spent life. Thus, my friend, ns
teacher you have something moro to do
than to teach your scholars to love the
books, aud the trees, and the moun
tains, nnd the blossoms, and the bar
.importance of Einmple.
now can a teacher lead his pupils
to bo pure and truo and noble and
good ? In the first place, by giving them
tlio example of a teacher who is good
aud true and pure nnd noble. Only
short time ago I wan talking to a lady
who for years was a successful teach
cr in one of our western cities. I said
"What is tho greatest essential for a
successful teacher's life?" She un
hesitatingly nnswered: "Example. Sho
herself must be n good woman if she
wants her scholars to bo good."
A few days ago tho principal of one
of the Los Angeles nubile schools said
to me: "I cannot expect auything bet
ter from my students than I am my
self. For the last two weeks I havo
been trying especially to be kind and
gentle and forgiving. Why? I know
If I am kind and gentle I will make
my children kind nud gentle also."
There is a magnetic connection be
twecn the pupil's seat aud the teach
er's desk. You know it, O teacher
I am going to nsk you one blunt ques
tion. Is there any way easier for t
teacher to be true and noble and good
than by surrendering his life into
Christ's bands? Frledrlch Froebel him
self said, "All education not founded
ou religion is unproductive." Ah,
schoolteacher, I think I can put my
finger upon tho weak spot of your
schoolteacbing! You arc spiritually a
blind man trying to lead the blind.
You want your scholars to bo llko
Christ, and yet you yourself have not
surrendered your own heart to the Sav
iour. Will yon do it now In order to
give the right kind of nn example to
The next way to make your scholars
true aud noble Is to appeal to their
best manhood and womanhood. A
snenklng teacher will inevitably havo
n sneaking and dishonest band of stu
dents. If a teacher will place his stu
dents upon their honor they will bo
honorable young men and women. If
he watches them as a spy would try
to ferret out the actions of an enemy
he will find his scholars dishonest, and
there Is no exception to tho rule.
Thomaa Arnold' Tlan.
This truth has been well demonstrat
ed by the history of tho greatest teach
ers who ever lived. When Thomas
Arnold went to Rugby there were more
rules there than days In tho year. Ev
ery teacher was expected to bo a spy.
No teacher trusted a boy any more
than a warden in Slug Sing peniten
tiary would trust a life convict outsido
the penitentiary wall All these rules
wero written upon a board and nailed
up In Itugby chapel. No sooner did
Thomas Arnold take charge than ho
cut down that board of rules and threw
It iuto the fire. Ho then had tho boys
asscmblo before him, aud ho said:
"Youug gentlemen, I expect every one
of you to bo an houorablo young man.
This school hereafter Is to bo run on
tho houor of its pupils." By that
courso Thomas Arnold turned a lot of
deceiving pupils into a band of honest
The same fact was true In rcferenco,,
to the life of Mary A. Llvermore at
Duxbury. This Is her testimony: "I
Informed my pupils ou tho opening day
thnt the school was to bo self governed.
There wore to bo no punishments for
offenses, no rewards for well doing.
Each one must conform to tho rules of
the school as a matter of honor or
leave It. Every young man was to bo
a gentleman, every one of tho young
girls a lady." Do you wonder when
Mary A. Llvormoro started her school
upon such a basis as this that sho had
young gentlemen nnd young ladles for
her scholars? How was It, O teacher,
with your pst life? If you had u
teacher who never trusted you nnd
was trying to catch you In a dishonest
net, did you not cheat under his very
eyes? You did, and you know it. On
the other hand, were not nil tho boys
and girls honest and true in dealing
with thnt teacher who used to leave
tho room on tho day of examinations
and put the members of your class on
their honor? It always pays to appeal
to the honor of your students. Treat
your class as honest boys nnd girls,
and they will be honest. Spy on their
tracks, and they will cheat you nnd
deceive you nt every step. Thus the
two great means by which a teacher Is
to mold his classes for Christ is, first,
to be a Christian himself, and, second,
to appeal to tho Christian instincts of
the scholars by whom be is surrounded.
And now I come to one closing plea
for tho teacher to give his heart to
Christ. Of all professions In the world
where n person needs the grace of God
to sustain him the pedagogical profes
sion is the foremost. Of all classes of
men and women toward whom the
world Is most blatantly and cruelly un
grateful that class Is to be found among
tlio teachers. "Do you know," said n
teacher to mo the other day, "that of
nil Intelligent workmen n teacher Is
paid the least? A father pays more to
tlio carpenter who shingles his house
than he does to the schoolteacher who
molds the brains and the character of
his child. He pays mote to tho work
man who puts in his plumbing or tho
mason who rears his walls or to tho
plasterer who mixes his lime for his
Inside walls than he does to the school
teacher who is forming the life of his
child for time and for eternity." "Yes,"
l(said, "I know it. Shame on the com
munity which does It!"
Hut, Christian teachers, though your
pay is small, though the world mny be
ungrateful for the good thnt you can
do, remember the greatest opportunl
ties of life are jours. You are the
great protectors of society. It is you
who can prevent in the twentieth een
tury such an outbreak as tho French
revolution of the eighteenth century.
You are the great conservators of so
clal order. Your work is Infinite,
though the pay is meager. CUcist was
never paid a dollar for the work he
did for mankind except to be present
d with a cross for a dying bed. But
Christ saved the world by his sacrifices.
You are not building for time, but for
eternity. . Yon are molding boys and
firls for the future. And if you do
your work well there will come a time
when you shall have your reward.
When on the great day of Judgment
all the nations of tlio earth shall as
aemblo to receive their rewards some
who are last here shall bo first there.
On that day, if you have done your
work well, Christ will point to the gos
pel triumph of some of your pupils aud
say: "O vencher, these men and wo
men wrought for me because thou
didst thy work faithfully in the school
room! Come forth. O teacher, and
jet thy reward!" Then Christ will say
to your old pupils: "Friends, help thy
master to his throne. Aged school
teacher, mount and take thy crown."
So may it be. I pray God that such
heavenly reward shall bo thine, be
cause thou, a Christian teacher, art do
ing thy work well for the Master now
in thy humble sphere on earth. Do
you wonder Paul praised the teacher's
life work when he said, "He that teach
eth, on teaching."
Copyright, 1500, by Louis Klopsch.
Coition; a Cameo.
It is said that tho stone from which
cameos are cut onyx and sardonyx
is so plentiful on tho Uruguay river,
in Brazil, that ships often take it away
ns ballast. Nevertheless perfect pieces
of large size are costly, a piece suit
able for a large portal costing as much
ns $75. This stone is preferred for
cameos because of its hardness and
durability nnd Is suitable for such work
owing to tho fact that it conies in lay
ers of contrasting color, as black and
white, black nnd crenm or red and
white. When the cut figure is suuk in
to tho stone instead of being raised the
cutting is called an intaglio. The cost
of these gems is duo to the time and
skill required in tho work. Formerly
a small gem might occupy an artist for
a year or more, but with modern np
pllances tho work can be done much
more rapidly. Still tho ancient work
bears tho palm for artistic excellence.
Tho cutting is now done by holding
the stone against a revolving drill
whoso soft steel face is covered with
diamond dust. No steel is hard enough
to cut tho stone. Tho utmost patience
and caution and delicate handling are
required, as the slightest slip may ba
fatal to tlio work.
A Simple Core.
It is said that John Wesley was once
wnlklug with a brother, who related
to him his troubles, saying he did not
know what he should do. They wero
at that moment passlug a stone wall
to a meadow, over which n cow was
"Do you know," nsked Wesley, "why
that cow looks over that wall?"
"No," replied the one In trouble.
"I will tell you," said Wesley. "Be
cause she cannot look through It. And
that Is what you must do with your
troubles look over and nbove them."
The Man Cor the Jolt,
"But," asked tho proprietor of the
Skyehye npnrtments, "do you think
this man is suited for the position of
"Oh, splendidly," replied the man
ager. "Ho has been at various times
an Icemau, a coalman and a policeman.
Oh, he's Just as Independent nnd sassy
a8 ho can be." Philadelphia Press.
Iowa Senator Insists on Presi
WORKS NIGHT AM) DAY 10 H BILL
Mrk l.nnRVfortli I'opnlnr With Men
nn Well iin Wiiuirn-Scnnlor Iliu'cinV
l-'t Wiilch OroNTcnor OrowK llcin
InUcniit Tho MKhtwclght licit.
Washington, Jan. 22. Special.
Senator Dolllver Is determined to havo
a law for tho control of railroad rates
by a government commission. No one
Is giving closer attention to tho ques
tion than this man from Iowa, who
has spent nearly all his time for two
years on the subject. Dolllver Is with
the president on the subject of rate
control, and lie will not consent to any
of the compromise measures which
have been proposed by different sena
tors who do not agree with the president
Measures which attempt to enlarge ths
power of the courts without giving the
Interstate commerce commission any
greater authority arc rejected by Dol
liver. As lie adheres directly to till
plan of the president, bringing to hit
nld the legal knowledge hp possesses
together with the Investigation he hai
made everywhere in searcli of Informa
tion, he Is very likely to have a ma
jority of congress with him.
An Indefatigable Worker.
Senator Dolllver pursues his work un
ecaslngly. He cannot be found a I
many soclnl functions during the win
ter, and night after night ho remains a
the capltol until late. Ho takes his
dinners In the senate restaurant nnd
returns to his committee room, where
he often remains until 3 o'clock In the
morning. "Oh, I am meditating and
studying this railroad question," ho re
plied In answer to a question as to why
lie worked so late. "There Is no othei
time that I can work. This room I
full of people all day. They come here
from Alaska and Panama, and all hav
some business. From f o'clock at nigh'
until 3 In the morning there Is nhsolutt
quiet. That is the time I do my work.''
Longworth a Favorite.
Nick Longworth is not only a socia
favorite at all functions where then
are ladles, but ho Is also in demand ai
those affairs attended only by men
Stag parties want Nick as much oi
those where women assemble. lie has
a i-epcrtory of musical selections which
never fall to please, and when ho sits
down io a piano there is sure to be in
teresting performances, both instru
mentnl and vocal. "All the world loves
a lover," but it was not necessary foi
Nick Longwoi-th to become the lover
of the daughter of the president to havt
the world love him.
Bacon's Turkish Watch.
"I would as scon carry a baseball
in my pocket as a thing like that." re
marked a friend to Senator Bacon
when the Georgia senator pulled out e
curious. looking timepiece. While it H
not as round as a baseball or as larg
as half of one, it is nevertheless a verj
fat watch. Senator Bacon saw it is
a big bazaar in Constantinople and of
fered the dealer a louis (?t) for It, but
tho dealer refused, sud the senator
passed ou. While rilting in a res tan
rant some time later a long bony hand
was thrust over his shoulder, and the
watch was In It. The denier had fol
lowed the senator aud accented the of
fer. Afterward In Geneva, Switzer
land, Senator Bacon paid about foui
times tlio price of tho watch to havo il
put lu running order, it does not keej
very good time now, but it is a curi
osity. It is marked with Turkish fig
ures, but was made in London Instead
of Turkey. In this regard it is like a
great deal of the Japanese bric-a-brac
that sells so readily in this country,
most of which is manufactured in Con
necticut. Gro9venor Saw Hard Times.
General Grosvcnor and Champ Ciarli
were having a tariff tilt in the house,
which was no unusual thing, and tc
some statement of Grosvenor concern
ing something fifty years ago Clark en
tered a denial.
"I cite President Buchanan againsi
the gentleman from Missouri," declared
"He was in his dotage," retorted
Clark. "I don't care whnt he said."
"I was not in my dotnge," responded
Grosvcnor. "I was just admitted to
practice law in 1S57, any the hardest
times that I ever saw in th. United
States was then."
Bingham Not the Lightest.
Goneral Harry Bingham, tho fathej
of the house on account of being long
est In continuous service, has bee.i
claiming for some time that he was the
lightest In avoirdupois of any mau that
entered the Union army. He and W.
S. Shellenbergor, second nsslstant post
master general, had been rivals in thin
regard, and as the discussion progress,
ed Suellenbcrger became so much In
terested that he. sent for the records in
the war department and found out all
the facts. It appeared that when Gen
eral Bingham enlisted he weighed 10(1
pounds nnd Shellenbergor 07 pounds,
so the congressman has been compelled
to yield the featherweight champion,
ship to the postolfce department.
Thought It Time to Stop.
Hepresentativc Gardner of Massa
chusetts was making a speech In fa rot
or free hides, and his time expired.
"I ask for an extension of time fof
the gentleman." said William W.
Kitchen of North Carolina. "He It
making a very interesting statement"
"Considering that this roquest for an
extension of time," replied Gardner,
"comes from tho Democratic side, I
have an Idea that perhaps I had bettot
AltTHUB W. DUNN.
"Talking nbout scientific curiosities,
I have discovered one thing nbout an
euglne which is n flat contradiction."
"What is that?"
"That It is hottest when It's coaled."
A chauffeur recently fined at Ken
sington, England, said he had "agreed,
with his employer that he (the chauf
feur) should pay all tines. Tho prac
tice, ho added, was almost universal In