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THE DUliMNOTON KREB PRESS AND TBifl- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 100!)
STATE TEACHERS IH CONFERENCE Dr. Hanoy Speaks on Manual Training in Secondary Schools. FISK QUARTET SINGS . I. Wj-er Give Interesting Address Ilrnln liiilldlng by Hrv. ). P. Olf fonl Schoolmistresses Meet chicititinstrrft Hnve llnii nt V. M C. A. The second day or the annual con rentlon of the Vermont State Teach- jrt association opened Friday Horning nt nine o'clock in the Firm riiurrh with devotional exercises led by the llev. Ocorgo Y. Bliss, D. I)., rcc !er of St. Paul's Church. G. N'. null, "holrmnster of St. Paul's Church, led a .'horns of children, made up of classes from the Atlnm nnd Pomeroy schools, In threo songs, "The Lord Ib King," (i lullaby, and a hunting soni,. John Z'uf' r nans two solos, "Jesus, Iover ot My Soul," and "The Uttlr Irish Gilt" Tho second was In response to n '.icore. Tt 'Isle Fnlverslty quartet wns ptcr.cnt and Rave, In all, four selec tions, which were received with th" nam spirit of appreciation that met nil if their work. last week. The rnnrarter nnnounced that the quartet would be In Vermont the latter part of November nnd that It would be pos sible to arrange for concerts at that time TFXT BOOKS AND OTHERS. T addresses followed the music and livotlonal exercises. The order give" on the prog-am was reversed and James I. Wyer, Jr.. director of the -trite library, Albany, X. Y., spoke firs' n "Text nooks, and Others." The ee 1 address the title of which was, "Pr Meal Phases nf Teaching the Ma al Arts," was delivered by James P Ilaney M. D., supervisor of man uat tirts, New York city. Mr Wyer began bis address with the statement that he was a book ij..r t, and things began to look dark, bu when he explained that ho was an agent for all pood books, no matter by whom published, tho weather cleared. Mr. Wyer made a convinc ing plea for (rood literature In tho chools as a means of education. Mr. Wyer said that too much school teaching Is done from text books. It Is too mechanical nnrt lifeless. Tho pood teacher should take nature and literature In connection with the text bork ns means of Instruction. And then he went on to tell Just whnt he meant by nature, lest he be misun derstood. 1'e said he did not mean the study of the subject through text books, n t the kind of nature study done by some good, but Indefatlttable, persons wl r romp over the country trying to find out all about the birds, and who write such books as "JTow to Tell the Birds from the Flowers." lie characterized the male of this species as having a mild blue eye, a i;entle manner, no plumage on the top of the head, usually to be found In the woods In summer and the lecture room In the winter. The female Is small and bustllni;, keeps up a con stant twitter, has slightly bedraggled plumage and lc s-ldom known to pair. Evidently Mr. Wyer Is not In complete sympathy with the nature fakir. He said that nature study is a state of mind or a mental attitude rather than any body of rules and principles It cannot bo printed and pnsted up In the school room of a rlly. And the speaker hero handed the cities on bv calling them the "sordid plague spots of a sordid un-civlllzatlon:" There are few born teachers. And for this very reason literature is all the more valuable as an aid for It helps those who are not born to the work The first object of any school should be to teach Its pupils how In live, not Just bow to get a living, and literature Is one ot tho ' aids to this. The function of the schools . Is not only to teach facts but to teach i life. 1 Hooks are the rcnrt that Is open to nil schools, whether they nro located In tho city or the eountiy. Any educntlonallzed rending habit Is the best contribution thnl nny school can make to the cause of civilization. The hypodermic Injection of grammar and nrlthemelle with u birch lod will neer lire a hoy to high achieve ments. if the school does not supply tho cul tural element of life the average home will not, for even In New England there are thousands of homes which do not i.pend a slnple dollar In the course ot u year for boo' .. The Stnte library will help to the choice of wood books for the schools ami there Is no reason why there ehould not be Rood literature In evety nook and corner of the Green Moiinlnjn State. It Is up to the teachers of the State to see that tbeie nie more honk In V ermont: lo the siinare Inch than In nny other eijually peopled area on the planet. TI1K MA NT A I' ARTS. Jlr. llanev was the next sneaker. He e.iM Mint our peluo-ittolinl system is nH much the lesnlt of hetedlty as of our petsonnl chntactf is. In our make-ups there Is nn Inherit.! respect for learning which constantly shows In cur educa tional system. In the early years of development in this country manual twining: was Rotten by actual contact with Ufa but now It Is necessary m some measure to bring it Into the schools, Tho rountlng hon'-e Inlluence was felt in the FChonl iiirrloiilim to a certain extent. Men demand, d that commercial siiblertH should be taut-lit in the schools. Men are e'otistrr.i tl e n ite'i'ict nnd that Is one reason for 'he 1'itrrnluction of manual training In M' 'i hools. There was a time when this f, n I ure of educa tion ins tntnlh m "lei ' d Nature has a curriculum of action and Mies to i elate the bov to bis environment. And the pupil should also acquire taste. This Pr 1 Taney defined as the faculty nf discriminating between the poorer and the better. The aesthetic side ot tho child's n.ituie should not be neglected. Thete Is nn ever Incmislnc demand that f Mie education nf ti boy shall bo In those thing"- by which he wl'l later earn bis living and this constitutes what Is called the vocational pica for manual arts teaching The horizon of the child should be en larged and the subjects which he studies should be related to rial things. For this reason the droning hns a rfal objective value. It shows also just what the child conceives the suhtcrt to he. The picture reveals the child's mental Image of the thing about which be has studied. school mast hips club, ..t noon, diiectly aft-r the close of the morniniT session of ti" convention, th, business meitinr of ' 1 Vetninnt School masters' club was I'M at the high school building The e'eetlem of officers, on account of lack of time, was po.st- Ksob Horsfis Vaitiabta fnuto It in.lfci Umn nr tHf o-l fU Y1 t-OniU vnl'.if hol,1 ktrps isr alipHr- Jscv"'?vv-J'rir'i I PI ft O, Win linn r POiin 1 fllf LrfliH t. tenft for the jrnnfn tin I in i riff 1nL, hu:Cri lit) '1' TUTTLE'S ELIXIR CO. 0 7 Uevarly SU KJtiM, f.'.aic . .v:;i.i! ,' or not Is u (inistlon under discussion, but It Is an accomplish! d fact, P.oth French nnd fletnian are the liinKtuiRcH of modern scientific expression and they come ctose to the life of tho present. f!erman also Influences the j topography Industries nhmti l he de.lned Itilo classiiballons: Aiirlcitltw.-o, com I'tlslnf plants and animals: mltiltin. man I tifnetuii'i-.q; method of prodnclloti ,'nd I vtiluo of products; oiT.iiilzntlun (,f n,iUfl , ' ointneice should also he divided as I , lo means of traiiHpoitatlon. I All this, of course, Is supposed to aid , imijiii in nn inuusiriai way, ann n idiiitry Is practiced primarily to mnko nioncv. Tho spenker refemd to the nr- "anlei's of men and business orftanlzn I lions lis (he best paid llnaticlullv. Superintendent Lewis of Hamlnlph led! a dlsi usslon, slating Hint he thonsht that ibe . xtetided talk on Industrial and com- i merciiil KcoKinpliy va soinewlat unnee. I Martin oi inirllnKton; gecretaty, MIb ' K.d of VerM-fties; trensurer. Mis' Kllie Mnote of nurlmj'totii executive committee, Iss t'nrollno Voodriff ot St. Jolnisbury, Miss I.ucln of Hont pellcr, Allns Campbei! of Hollows Fall SCHOOLMASTERS' CLUB. A? -' :inninnt nltb Post-I'rnnillnl nerelsrs nt V. .11. A. Ilnnmp. The banquet of the Vermont Schoolmas ters' club was held at six o'clock In thr V. M. C. A. rooms, There Were 110 per sons present nnd the president, Prof. H. I). Collins of Mtddlebury College prerlded Iffi " iiuuigaiiE&aiiuii ehatneter of student bv the message which tw teachers present had occa- "s tn.-islmnftc r as pnst-prnndlnl exercises. It eonveya from (ho srent flnssle writers Hl"" '" "ni1' Hllrl1- HioiiKhl that the Speeches were made by Dr. J. P. Ilnncy and French nlves a sense of beaut" nnd ! xlmp "! n I'upll who studlerl the hinrrunces , of New York, Professor Taylor of Ver- Is Invnlunblo lo nice proportion which the developing mind. Principals of ,,;h scboola could do n Krent denl for the Improvement ot the work In modern lamrnncrcs If they would Klve up the !1r.M nnt nmr, ,loron must teach both French nnd flermnn. This Is an old fashioned theory and has lnnpr be-n outlived. The two 'lannuanes are more foreign to each other than either l to F.tiRllsh and the study of one does not help townrd the study of tho other. Fteneh nnd T,ntln. nerinnn .in.i O. L. mote lotjlcally be ntipllsb, mb,-li( much Ki-oupcd together. DHAWlNf! AND MANFAI, THAlNlN'Ci President I'. II. Spooner ot Norwich Fniveisltv iircsided at the conferenco on drawl it; and manual tnilnl"iT. whl-'h v. is held In the nudltorlum of the hljfh schoi.l building, He was the first lo speak and lie mentioned brief ly the groat alue nf inechnnleal drnwlnff from the coti'inerclnl stnml pilnt. He tl.niifiit tt .'lntild have a firm plnce In the seinndary school". Miss IMIth M. Nlehnls nf St. Johns bury was the next to spf.ik nod she made a few renuiil" on drawing In the c-iiiii.'S. Miss Nli-i'olo ail that a (cood foundation In drawl hr Is tlr:-t I of all necessary. The Hist tasks must be perform' d easily and the rest Willi come c.iMly. The work In the grades I should oe.n.lst eif trnlnlntr In form, I ioioi nno epreMon. i tie enrreintlon lrawlnw wl'li e.tl-.er subjects should be iiiMKht. and the whole .'he.ubl be a prepnietbin for nmre difficult nnd hlnbei work. Siqit. M. el. F.dson of lldleiws Falls spoke on manual trnlnlnrr In the Kindes. His talk was largely a des cription of the manna! (mlnlmr outlit which !- In use In (he IiIkIi school nt Ilellows Fells. The chief value of manual tt-nlnlnK is that it r,lv s the boy power to create. He finds that be Is able to make some tlilnir. peined until the banquet In tho eten-InR. The committee on pensions and salar ies of teachers vas re el ed and the committee on coins. of tudy nlso re ported. Tlin following principals of schools weii' appointed as a committee on legislation. Stnninrd of Barton, Matthewson of Hnrre, Heebe of Morrls vllle, DouKlass of Stowe and Homer of Fair Haven. Principal n. K. Holllster of Cioddaid Seminary piestnted a plan for the moie active cemtrol of athletics and the mltlKatlon of the clcotctte evil. Mls 1 land thi the biuli Ins in t! sped in is oft . n SC'horil c than not ... lie read r hnob P Mncken i paper on said She :b of P.ut el ra wine n that draw- " blpli schools should be pur i M'l-lous rtul'-. 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The afternoon session of the conven tion was held nt (he bleh scliool build ing and consisted of six conferences, held simultaneously. The conferences continued ftom 2-30 to l:"0 p. m. and ivero upon the following Miblocts: I"ng IMi, modern languages, flrnwlns-' and manual training. gi-ogrnphy. readlng and language aid rural si l.ooV. THE ENCH.IStt rOXFEPEXCE. Principal E. P. Smith of Prattleboro was tlie chairmen of the English e'on- ference. Mr. Smith spoke upon secondary school English, what It is and whi't it ' ought to be from the vh'tt point both , of the scliool and the college. Ho ad- vocated debate as on" of tho means of training In English nnd raid that the mere drudgery of such training should be avoided, The aim of the study Is not only to fit the pupil for college but tor ' life and It should, theicfeirc. Include a- I wide a course In leading ns possible. j It was impossible for Principal ("ieo. i 1!. I.awson of Vermont Academy to i. ' present and Professor Taylor of ii, same school took his place. His lemniks were along the same lines .", those ot , Mr. Smith. Prof. C. Ii. Wright of Middlelei-y, was scheduled to speak on 'The paratlnn In English that Middlcbtiry pects and the Preparation tb.it fSets," was also absent nnd Assistant Professor Cndy of tho tame depni tment took his plate. Professor Cndy said that the ivw of clear and accurate expression was one of the prime essentials nf Engl"di train ing but that it was moie' oft. n the, not lacking In tho entering stude-it He said that tho tlirorles ot pungraph structnio were beautiful to listen to but that In actual practice they took too much time. He said that cknt thlnl.ing usually meant that clear writing w-..iM follow. nr. J. W. Rankin of the l'nhelt. of Vermont was the last f-jxal'."- m.l Ills subject was "The Ideal Pr. j. 1 1 at ion in English." He said Hint he hid ,( ., here but a short time and cane t , He j subject with the viewpoint of a s,i i-,cr I He said that sad experience bail l, ,p, the wings of tho snaring thron. s u an h he held In the past. Many of tb stu dents who enter cejllegn nro ton illiurito to enjoy gooel hooks. MODEKX IiAXOI'Arins Principal Mrriltt 1). Clutteie'en of the Purllngton high school led the , mferenee of modern languages, He fai l th it theie Is a bitter struggle between ii e classic Idea nnd the modern Idt.i in secondary teaching. Tho classic Idea hip tn the old curriculum of Creek iunl l.itin while the modern Idea would hrr.iV. aw.iy from this nnd substitute French and (let man ns morn directly useful. Miss I.ucv E. Cyr of tho llurllngton high school next spoke on practical methods of teaching modern languages, She advocated tho most piaetlial melhod In teaching nnd said that there were too many melhods afloat nnd t nt enough results. Miss Hnrrlet E. Rntllnn of the Prnttle boro high school next spoke on "The Cholco of Ti-xts," Tho main themo nf her dlscourso wns that, so far ns possible, the language taught should bo tho language of tho classroom from the beginning. Miss Marian P. Whitney, head of the department nf ncrmnn at Vnssar College, delivered the principal address of the conference, Her subject was, "Prohltinn and Opportunities of the Modern Ijingunge Teacher." She first called at tention to the fact that the modern languages, and especially English, have been sii;)!dnnllnc O reels nnd I.a'ln In the ctirrlcul.i of both schools and col leges, Whether this Is for the belter should he demo In Drawing should be Jeet r t iken in pp p. glneei ing nuire, P the high school, one of the sub rat ion fi r nn i-n-1 stead of learn ing Latin and Creek the future cngi- ni'et s Dr. J in Xev follow to lr;n ers i i In t' u:,f 1 1 old be tautiht drawing P Hanoy, dlree tor of manual arts '-k lit'-. i;-ive Mie ndd"esM which Pr I'aiif- 1 pel-. "i II " ud that lie wanted i pi nl to the te.ieb- nt for tie ti-u'ilng eif draw'ng 'I'lionis nr.d he spoke nl length alue in the presentatl'jn of t'i children. was an easel on the platform, some sheets of papet, ,ind on Hn'iev i'.u-i- a iiractleal ilemon- ' "1" what i.e Meant, lie assumed, ' " moiiunt, that lie was addiwslng ' ' nf chiiilir-.! ;,, ,rfw tlu. ,etu,-os ' ' ) IMni.i the lesson Just ns he would ! 'm those circumstances, lie made a 1 lc i and prai'tlcnl de'tnonstration. '' f-iU tliat application to the s udy "f diawing L necessary. The good ro in this woil: do not just happen, ' onh come aft.-i- long and patlont Tuit. The ilrnwln? In tho schools should ' ilueeth- from the object. In thU way ' ' el iliTs coiK-eptlon of the object and its telation to other things I shown. intA.M.MAH SCHOOL CONFEHEXCE ON OEO 1UAPI 1 V. At the ginminar r.ehoo! confeicnce on srogiupby, Suptirliitendent C. I). Howo of Essex Junction was chairman. Ptof, I.ymun It. Allen of Johnson, who was to apeak on "Methods of Teaching Goo iiihy," was not able to be prisent nnd P.-"i 1 1. Wilbur of Hw.mton tilled in the progmm v.-ltb a discourse' on "Industrial urd I'onimtreinl tleogiupiiy." Priifissor Wilbur': addiess was noces sar Iv tcehnli'.-il and tieatel of the study of that class of geography In divisions. Tho Introductory of Industrial and com mercial geography should tnl:o up the subjects: The' bc.'t kind of education ; best education lulngs most ptospcrlty: neire Industry nnd commerce and less i"'"'Z3-lSJZi-a tTttl tfiVli-eirf-a"i Cl-' ' . ta r 'rtt . was noi wnsieei even in the study 0f geofiiiipliy, for If (he teacher had better knowledge of tho derivation of the an Hiinge he wan using, he would bo better nnlo to teach nn.c subject. Prof, flreeti also joined hi the discussion, Supeilnleiidcnt E. J. Host of F.nosbttrgh Fulls gai' an Interesting talk on "Agrl eultutnl fli'ginphy," which was followed by a discussion. CoXFEItENVE OX DEPAKTMEN r OF ItCltAE SCHOOLS. The conference on the department of rural schools was held In the lec ture room of the third Hour of tho high srhool building, with .Snperln tthdont E. L. Ingalls of llartforel an rhiilrmnii. Suiierliiletideiit A. W. Eddy of Hrls tol gave an l Y'lended talk em "Oran Ixntteiti and tlrndlng," which was lls teneil to with much attention. Mr. Eddy's tall; was along practical lines ns how to properly conduct the rural schools. Tho speaker said that the small things should by adjusted , before the school session begins. Following tho opening of the scliool session pupils should not be Jumping up and asking feir a drink of water. Some t .'.tellers have no trouble In this direction, for the Hcliolnrs know that to ask for such tilings Is useless, it is a mat ter of beginning with the right dis cipline, nnd utlll.lng the time of the school sessions for real work. If children ate taught to read properly tluy will know whnt certain letters sound like nnd heiw certnln words should be pronounced. Vet time sifter time certain pupils In snnin schools raise their hand to attract the attention of the teacher and spell out words. This, the speaker con sidered, was a grave fault. If any dltllettlt words arfl coming up In a lesson It should be the tonclur's bus iness to look up the words and straighten them out to the class be fore the leiison begins. Whispering Is nlso a great nuisance and uncalled for. If the work Is ar ranged pioperly by the teacher there should lie no e:;cuse to look up a les son with a fellow pupil. In the matter of organization the tencheis some times muke more noise In having the pupils leave and enter the school than the pupils themselves. Tho teacher has a '.system of bells, which are rung, warning the pupils to stand up, sit down, etc. Again, pu pils come rushing Into school pell-mell nnd In great disorder and there Is really an Interruption of from live to ten minutes, for It takes that long for tho pupils to settle down and get to work. This nlso, the speaker -thought, was unneces nary. The ubsence of pupils from schools Is also u grcnt drawback. If a pupil returns te school after a week's ab sence the mediocre teacher Immedi ately puts him In the class ho left and he goes dwadllng alem,; with hid fellows ns best he may. It should bo forced on tho pupil's lnlnd that if he Is absent he will have to make up the work. In other words, he should be made to understand that there will he no let up. This talk was followed by n discus sion led by Principal W. II. Douglnssot Stowe. A paper was read by Super intendent F. J. Hrownscombe of Montpcller on "School Records and Reports," which was followed by a discussion led by Superintendent Har vey lturbnnk of Danville. Superin tendent Margaret It. Kelley ot Danby also rend a paper on English, fol lowed by a discussion led by Prin cipal J. E. Colburn of Fairfax. PRIMARY SCHOOL CONFERENCE ON READING AND LANGUAGE, The primary school conference of lead ing and language was led by Super i....,n.iein n K. Collins of Shot chain. This confluence was along technical lines, for In leach the VCfV .VOUllg llltlld llOW to tend la more a question of knowing how- to teach Minn that of knowledge possessed by the teacher. Miss Margin ct C Creech of Cnstleton read a paper on "The Aldlne System of Teiichlm- Heading.' Tills system Is one calculated to teach the young mind to read bv tho way of amusing Inteiest In the' subject he or she Is reading. Interest of course, is the greatest stimulus towards learning, with either the young or obi mind. In the Adllne system there ate Ri words In the' pi liner and Interest Is stimulated by the Introduction of drnmatlntlou and rbvnies. The child Is supposed to memorise the rhymes nnd unconsclouslv nnd without great effort doi'S so. The stoiy In the primer Is n con llnued one nnd It Is found that the child takes as much Interest In a long story ns does the adult. Miss Caroline E. Peach of Mlddlebury lead a paper on "The First Step in Rending" and Miss Mnrv II. Nicholas of Randolph gtue a talk on "Language Study for the First Three Grades, with snerlnl Reference to Story Telling." This was followed by n discussion. tnont Acneismy, .Superinlcneient Jnft of Woodstock and I'rofessor Messenger of the I'nlverslty of Vermont. The banquet was a little late In starting nnd owing to this fact the after olnner remarks were much curtailed. Professor Messenger was the fltst to apeak and he ronllned his temnrks solely to thanking the club for lis hospitality and Its kind Invitation to speak. Dr. Ilnney look time to tell a couple of good stories and then, In a more sn-lous vein, he spoke of the work of the school mnster and his enrcs nnd responsibilities. He said that the teacher's life Is onu of fervlcc, which he must be content to ren der for love, for It Is certain that h's pay will never be enough. Professor Taylor of Vermont Academy told of the life at his scliool and pointed out Its dlsslmdarltv to the life of tho high school. He ttien turned to the sub ject of the Green mountains nnd made a strong plea that they be made more of Ho said he wnulel like to help In sta-tlng some organization to develop their possi bilities as recreation grounds. Superintendent Tnft was the last to spi'nk and he made his remarks very brief. He said that It wits not one of the duties of superintendents to speak, though this fact does not seem to be gen erally known. A short session followed the speech-making at which the following ofllccis were elected: i President, Pi In. G. E. Spear of Ilrad ford; vice-president, Supt. E. F. Greene of Rlchford; secretary and treasurer, Supt. C. D. Howe of Essex Junction, ex ecutlve committee, Supt, E. L. Ingalls of i Hartford, Trill. Riifus H. Pnrton of Wind- ! sor nnd Prln. A. E. Harrison of Middle- 1 bury. Then banqueters then hnstlly adlourned to the First. Church for the evening ex ercises. Throughout Iho banquet songs and the college yells of the various Insti tutions represented wete frequent. 8s Fast Drawmg to a Ctose ( Only a few more days and then this greatest of nil money aaving sales will bo no more, Hundreds upon hundreds worth of splendid merchandise has gone into the homos of the people of Burlington and vicinity to help beautify and add to their comfort. Nothing like it has ever beforo been organized in this lo cality. It will bo a long timo before a sale to equal it will come this way again. Many and great are the opportuiu-lifl-; which it presents for saving money. Before it is too late s' your share of this great bargain. Parlor Tables, mahogany top and bottom platform $4.75 Another Oval Pattern shaped leg 5,75 EVENING SESSION. 1 Is as What mix v riton i in rain as turkeys ft. mi does come from that I'm key, far imiiii and that's try make prutty ot n.-um iits all, THE CHINA YOI' GET Is tilt) serviceable as well as pietty kind. If "011 have a bare spot In your china closet bv nil menus como hern and select tho id i es to (ill R. you can have a i'onii!ete set If you wish or any nuinli. r of odd pic out tb" gap' In !,onr uwn The pib i- .i:e- m n vebni'dy 'phone ".10. HERE cos (o (111 eolll'Ctloil. 1 JW. (MS So much Interest wns evidenced In this conference (hat It was found necessary (o hold two sessions simultaneously In different rooms. SGHOOLiYIISTRESSES' CLUB. VddreiM In- Mr. Wnkellclit f St. Jnlins- ,u ry OMcers Elected. At about live o'clock In the ufter- niion the business meeting of tho chootmlstrcsses' club was held In the iissemhli room. At Ibis meeting of. (leers wcio elected for tho cnsulng year and an address on "Tho Need of Meeilcal inspection In the Public Schools," wns made by Dr. Alice U, Wakefield of St. Johnsbury. Tho speaker enipbrslzed tho Import- unco of thu Inspection or hciiooi chll rtren bv a competent physician. A largo per cent, of school children suf fer from somo form of eyo disease which cun no eipecdlly rem- discovered In lime, Small also suffer from ndonold which not only retard tho growth of tho child, but tho pupil Intellectually. Tho of removing adenoids Ib a hnrmless one nnd the heenflelal results rannol bo overestimated. A constitution wns nlso adopted. Heretofore! tho club lias existed prac tically without a constitution, Ofllcern wcro elected as follows president, Miss Amy 11. Drake of Ht johnsbury; vlco-presldent, Miss Harnh much of idled If children growths, physical weakens operation Address by MnssnehiisettM Clergj umn , on Ilrnln lltilldlng. Tho evening service at the First Church began at eight o'clock with a duet by G. X. Hull and G. E. Little The address of the evening was di1-I live-red by the Rev. O. P. Clrfnrd of Hrookllne, Mass., and was entitled. "Rrnln Building." Mr. Glfford laid great stress on the necessity for proper brain building In the young and bo dwelt upon the Im mense power which the teacher has In this work. The mind of man, said the speaker, Is the only created force which can communicate with Its maker. The mind of man has the stamp nf Immortality nnd It will endure foro- ever and it Is the only thing In the world which can mirror deity. All of our civilization comes through the mind of man. There Is first n thought, and then a government or a work of art. Into the keeping of the teacher Is given tho making of tho American republic. The boys and girls In the schools should be so formed that they can be bullded Into our social structure nnd will find a plnco there. As an Illustration of the man who does not fit Into the social structure Mr. Glf ford told nn old story with a new cnelln g. An old farmer went to the city and entered one of the principal hotels. He was, of course, at once spotted by the employes nnd wnen ho took a room and asked to be shown up to It the bellboy took especial pains to see that he was Instructed In the novel lies nf metropolitan life. He said to the farmer, "Here's tho gas jyt, when you want to go to bed turn out tho light, don't blow It out or it will leak." The old farmrr, just to show his perfect ease and snvolr fa Ire, kicked tho cuspidor under the gas Jet and said, carelessly, "There, let tho 'turned thing leak, that'll ketch It" Mr. Glfford pleaded for a school training that will III the boy to take his place In lit" when he grows up. The lesson of co-operation must ne taught to the child, lie must be taught how to live with Ills fellows. The keys of the republic will soon be placed 111 the hands of those who are! now children and It v-lll faro well or 111, nccordlng as they have been taught. After the conclusion of Mr. Olfford's address tho meeting adjourned until Saturday nt nine o'clock. A reception was given during the remainder of tho evening In tho parish house' of the First Church by the Hurllngton teachers to the visiting teachers. Light refreshments wcro served, Mahogany Finish Library Sho.ped, top 24:t30 G.7o Oak Library Table, polished G.0C Quartered Oak Library Table, shaped top 8.7."j Oak Center Table, polished top, 24x24 1.65 Quartered Oak Polished Center Table 3.00 Quartered Oak Tabouret, polishad C0c Jardincres in Oak and Kahcgany finish DOo Odd Dressers, swell front, quartered oak, shrped mirror 0.00 Quartered Oak Polish Chiffonier n.?1-. This sloppy weather calls for Door T'lats. We y.rre: A Fibre Mat, 15x24 inches, for Good Quality Fibre Mat, 18x27 inches, for Eest Quality Fibre Mat, 18x27 inches, for Best Quality Fibre Mat. 18x32 inches, for Best Quality Fibre Mat, 21x30 inchec, for Larger sizes in same proportion. Rubber Mats, Mats, at corresponding low prices. Drummer's Sample Leng-ths of Eest Axminstcr Carpets, fringed, for $1.00 Imported Japanese Cotton Rugs, for bath rooms, bed rooms, etc., have sold for $2.25. Price now, each $1.00 Old Time Rag Rugs, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50 r t 5 39c 89c $i.C0 1.25 1.50 Wire The W, FURNITURE, Keyiiotos Lo cv CASES CALLED, A I.nrge .Number lllposcd of In Coun ty four! Monday. Chittenden coir tv court reconvened Monday afternoon whin the cases on the present docki t were called by Ji:d?o W. W. Miles. The following e-ases weie disposed of: In ro Eben Powell's estate. Marshall Powell et als., apt., continued; Mn-em ft Co., vs. Charles I, LePoeuf. assumpsl', settled and discontinued : Joseph Lias , , apt., vs. Antoino Uashaw. trover, con tinued; Francis Doon and wife vs. F. F Johnson, apt. trespass continued; I'elrr Porelo vs. nobort Herrv. apt . case, con tinued; Augustus Fields vs. C. L!m"ge. replevin, discontinued; Joseph A. Sbcpard vs. Porter Fcreen Marmractui ing Co., -ase. discontinued: Pelbert Miller vs. II. 1). McGIIIIcudely. ties-nass, discontinued: W. M. White vs. Henry C Sm'ib, as sumpsit, discontinued: J. E LaRooue vs. Virginia Na'itelb- nnd trustee, assumps't. discontinued. Joseph Agel vs. Oeorge M Iielancy, assumpsit, discontinue il : Rut land Itallroa 1 Co. vs. Caroline II Kelsey, cae. discontinued: E. A. Ashland vs. F. P. Pantwer. assumpsit, continued; G. M. Alnswnrth vs. William Wl itc, as sumpsit, default entered and bid -,,.nt for pallntlff entered; John I.oonev v . Anna McOettriek. apt., trover, continued; John .Schillhanime'i- vs. Fannie R. cierkln, nssumpslt, continued: Chemnn Johnson vs. G, M. Alnswnrth, trespass, cinMeued: Augustus W. Pollard vs. George Fltzslmmnns. trespass, continued. The cases of 1 econdemnation proceed ings by city of Huillngton and in re College street extension in the cltv of Iluiltngtnn will, of course, go off t' e e'ourt docket this tcim. It Is expected that the following nwi will be tried: Moneal llndce, tip . i' Anna T. Pallard, book account; Charb s A. Phortsb'eves Construction Co., vs. P.o-.. I.avlgne, book account; Peter Pordo s Allien Fortln, petition: Puell Thomas and wife vs. Tt. O. Strong, ejectment. the ee-emonv. T1 wedding trip to Ms MAHAHS jRT. II tts lie ;itl mi',:.' r. i t r t I ''.! I At t f U t.r" r tl ' ' t 1 ' ' M 1 fi r ' f. eil torn, as on nt.d V' i 'e I lisns iivi t .1 I on '.nil, J J. Vi 1. ti t' Willi' P's . n i,o "Well, b.i loi -,i Hi . r The case wr.s c FOR CENSUS POSITIONS. rilny TUESDAY'S WEDDINGS. APIMtECIATKIl 1 ritANCB. The I.e Itlpolln llulldlns, situated on a wharf besldo the Seine nivcr, Paris, France, was recently roofed with our Compo-rubbcr rooflnc. Samples free, ttrong Hardware Co.. Burlington. Vt. NEEDLEWORK GUILD. oniocrs Klei'lrd for Another A'eiir nt Aunnul Medina Monday. The ninth annual meeting of tho Bur lington branch of the Needlework Oulld wan held Monday nftenioon at tho home of Mrs. J. J. Wiight. A good num ber of directors and friends of the Guild wcro present, nnd much Interest was shown In the work. The usunl large num ber of garments will be distributed this year. The following otllcers were elected for next year: Honorary president Mrs. A. E. Hlch nrdsoh. Pti'sldent Mrs. F. 11. Hoynton, First vice-president Mrs, W. C. Isham. Second vice-president Miss Kntharlno nyder. Secretary Miss Mlna A. Wnlker. Treasuier Miss Elizabeth I.owry. Executive committee Mrs, Hubert Arms, Mrs. F. 11. Wells, Mrs. P. E. Mc Sweeney, Mrs. O, G. F. Tobey, Mrs. J. 8. Wright. She Warn I'lensnntlj- Kurprlsrd, Miss II. E. Hell, Wnusau, Wis., writes; "Before I commenced to take Foley' Kidney rills I had severe pains In my back, could not sleep, and was ereatly troubled with lieadnche, The first few doses of Foley's Kidney Pills gave m re'lef, nnd two bottles cured me. Tho epilck results surprised mo, and I enn honestly recommend t em." J, W, O'Sul llvan, 2t Ciiurch street. P."ff l'T llo f, l". : T' it ' 'f (iii. ' 1 dole I i. i.niii "We and tie said G tt.c I'. V, Doner end M"n Kntlileen lioyi'e' Hurried nt I be Cnlliedrnl. The mnrrl'ce of Fred '' Power, clerk In the Grand t'nlon Tr l ennipanv. and Miss Kathleen T. l'.ovce. a graduate nurs.) of the Mary Fletcher hospital, was tolem nlzed Tuesd.iv morning a' Si Mn.'s Cathedral in the pre em e if a lmg num ber nf relatives and friends, the It. v. P J. liarrett perfoimlng the n-repioi y. The brldf.-ii'iald was M'-s Ma-te Mc Laughlin, a cousin eif the In id', ai 1 ti 1 best man was James Dower a br t ei f the groom. The usheis wete Eitwa-d Dower nnd Thomas I'lnneg'iu. As C e bride was a member of the Sodality, t! e ceremony took place Inside the chain rail. The wedding march from "Lnlu r grin" was played by tho Cathedral en -gnnlst and tho Cathedral choir also fur nished music. The bride wore whlto sill:, a pleturo hat lo match and carried a prayer book, th bridesmaid a gown of pink silk, .1 blnck pleturo lint and carried white- cm na tions. After the wedding, a breakfast was served at the former homo of tho htiele on North I'nlon street. About CO uitend cd, The Misses Dower, Kntberlne IClns ley nnd Elsie Pease served. The parlors were decorated with autumn leaves and cut (lowers. An elaborate collection of picsents of cut glass, silver, etc., to th hrldo wns on display. Atter the breuk- .1... .1.- r.,.. I.I.-.1, ill" .....'ie ien on nil, iiunil liuiil I'M coneluun Hoston, Before their return to Hurling- ,",.,,, ton, they will visit the bride's foimer homo In Jericho, where n reception will lo tendered them November 3. t'pon their return to this city they will tnslde nt 6$ College street, LAVALLEV-VOI'NO. Louis Lavalley nnd .Miss Melon E Voting, both of this city, woto married Tuesday morning at Ft. Joseph's Church. The Ht. Hev. J. M. Cloareo per formed tho ceremony. They were attend ed by Miss Lottie Lavalley, sister of (he groom, as bildesmnld. and Dowev Klrby of Wlnooskl, ns best man. The bride worn a ttavellmt suit of blue and a black picture lint, and carried a prayer hook. Tho bridesmaid also woto lino and a black hat. A breakfast was served at the home nf the bride's piiients, Mr. nnd Mr.i. Peter Young of Not th champlam sticet, uftur some KMimlnittlniis Hi lil -,i More Sclit'diilcd lop ct i A civil service enm r i . r position in the 13th dceiiMu held oil Saturday uii.br di.. i J C. Joins of the loe.il sent .' ami ! i . S't'tli of the board of ex-iinire-s !' f the II candidates who toe k the ts.i-'.1' . 1. ni ek. I'd the s-ibjee t of typewr r - Tie I- -.lions of the e i.-p ler.itors a o tl'nl i i triplication to tho district s ,:icr vKor "' c' nsus. On November .1 a -pe.' il exam t -nn will be held in this city lor spe'i ' ! . i,' ts in eont'i'cti in with Iho cen sus of n ufai'tui ing. mining nnd c. ir rytng TitM exannnr.tlon will be under the d t 'I'i'i' of the en -. s I if eau but will be gr i 1 the lo-al eTno er. He! i -ti for i"'"t 'ii 'i n ..nd ap;l-ci-tto'i 'i i I.- : hot: id be .a bin sod to the d -tr tor ot' tiii eeiniii :.t , i liington anil not to the HI. ser ne . .nsen. GOVERNOR PROUTY IH BUFFALO, GUEST OF HILL (From Oct Yi i m. w- . go e'- ' 1 Si r i ' i i I i I tv l-i I' e Thev i'' i ' t y. , oin-: ft "tit ' 1 wn tb ' i - tier Pi o' ' i i. r.pn n'r" tho Wcifi it. d Ce v f r. s Vi ! I t'V. ,i r Giaitte) An ini i lent w hi Ii iletit Haifa cltv with which elep' ' dowed oe urred at ( ild M' di'i'iisliui . tho nth' r d.i . 1 s'.en of u e ii't us to t h i hildien" an I'lophnnt pioeeeei,o .M road with a pall in its tt i.i, pose of ptocuiiiiK in sil.lted t'-e ins in e i -drum, Aber- . u tlic 11 n- .. .CM. At I'll! pcrfoiei.m e ng a urn row .Ii for tlie i" i -tunc, a pump. A little gill chcneid o get In tl.o ,in' mal'H way, and the road being only wide enough to accommodate his substantial Imely the elephant laid down the pail, picked up iho child with his trunk una gently lifted her to n pi tec of sjfrty. afterward resuming his Journey to the pump for the water. For Sore Xhrca!, HuMon Co: : ,c CYtip;'. J uo viimcdy li.in liocu eli-icovtr Is,, jowi ' fill to euro ns, Perry Davis' Pun ! tile-. As a Linimwit it Jutu no omial in i un, g Jilien. tuutUm or KcUNiIgin, Uurm i.-m brui- ., i-inl W.nlUils eif tWl-j" tie" i ' i " em. It 13 'ho cJ'.ciput aid L. .t n n y oITcvij !o tho I'tiblie, Oi ly Hoc. lor ri )" y li.dtlc. i'huro nro othtr bizw ulw, aoc. nutlDUc.