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NAT IK BAY C'TOntlt II. I7ft THE NEW TEXT BOOKS. The Enterprise of yesterdny publishes a letter of S. P. Kelly, regarding the charge of text books in our public schools and coin, merits upon it and Mr. Kully's course, while admitting that he deserves a hearing. What erer may have dictated Mr. Kelly's course four years a;jo in forcing a change of text books, it is very certain that his views in re gard to the boring circulars and persistent lobbying of publishers, there can be but one opinion. It is a business matter with thera and they generally kaow the parties to ap proach. In the various reports forwarded, limcroft and Co., whose feet are seen in the whole business, are tha leading manipulators, and we venture the opinion that of all the Ct unty Superintendents, trustees and princi pals in the State, not one in ten compared carefully the merits of books in use, and those put forward to displace them. In States where school books are furnished to all public schools from school funds, there are fewer changes, and these changes are directed by critical school boards ; the different publi cations being referred to competent com mit tees who report upon their comparative merits. With us, it is tnly necessary for an ambitious publisher to send out circulars in the way des ignated in Mr. Kelly's letter ; practice a little upon the vanity of a few incompetent teachers, spend some money in lobbying, fur nish a small speller for cost price, as a sample, and the school board, judging from the num berless criticisms of teachers, and the careless not' :os of the public press, resolve that the boo'.s must be changed, and the poor laborer ami mechanic must thrown away an armful of txt books voted obsolete, and buy a new set of Bancroft's or some other publishers, at the instance of teachers, who have probably no idea of the difference between the discard ed and the adopted text books. But it is not the expense alone which is objected to ; it is the fact that there is, in the case of those thrown out and the set adopted, really no dif ference, except mostly in a few new terms, a few changes in arrangement of subjects, and a cheap edition. A thorough teacher is inde pendent of this, and is not only able lo classify and arrange his studies, but to classify his pupils, and having passed the- primary course, should bo competent to teach from newspapers, or anything else which will furnish a text This of course caunot apply to ex.ict studies like mathematics, but it nevertheless, ar plies to the larger part of the studies o every pupil in our public schools. There are changes in text books which are a positive injury , and a drawback to the student. One of the best linguists we have ever met, said to us a few years ago. "I have been super intending classical instruction in this college for a good many years, and it has been my duty to examine many Latin grammars, but after going over them all patiently, my opinion is that old Thomas Iluddiman beats them all in simplicity and perfect clearness and in adaption to young minds." We heard an eminent I). D. say not long ago: "Iu looking over the shelves a few days ago, of a large publishing house, I became convinced that we have too many juvenile publications. And this is but a key to the multiplication of studies in public schools, and the constant change of text books. What we studied fifty, or even twenty-five years ago, would be hooted at by teachers of the present day; but who shall say that our education was not as complete and practical as that of the present generation, or that we are less fitted for business, or any other pursuit than our crammed youngsters? SHINDLER'S PONY. In the early days of Nevada, Shindler packed dry goods and small wares, such as gloves, and stockings and scarfs for miners, around to the various camps, on the back of a white pony which every one knew as "billy,'' and wht knew every trail and every camp as well as Shindler did. On one occasion Shindler stopped over night at Austin on his way to Eureka, and taking his horse to the stable, saw him put away and fed and his goods unpacked; but when he went to the stable early in the morning, Billy was gone. The hostler said that no horses had come in during the night, and Billy's absence could not be accounted for. Hiring as Indian, Shindler scoured the hills till noon, but no trail could be found in any direction and the party gave up the chase; the conclusion was, the pony naa been stolen. Alter dinner & stranger who was at the house, and had listened to Shindler's description of the merits of Billy, remarked that he had a horse in the stable that would just suit him, and as Shindler's time was precious he concluded to buy if the horse was all right. We will let him tell the sequel in his own words. "Yell I went ouet mit dot man to see dot boney, und I liges dot horse, but he want fifty thaler und I dink dot wos doo high; veil, he say, Shindler you hef been unfortunate und I knocks off ten thaler, I dinks dot was efer so good a pargain und I bays him dot forty thaler. Veil, I gets out my pack und it fits dot horse yust so good as Billy, und I starts off up de grade, und dot horse go 'long so nice, dot I say mit mineself, Shindler, you make one pully drade, und so I was satisfy mit dot pony. When he got up mit der summit und de sun was hot, I schweat und die pony he schweat doo, und I see some white shtreaks down py dot bony's side, uud I say mit myself, vot in der tuyvel was dot, und I rups it mit mine hend, und vot you dinks, hey? I soon fint owet dot some damn schwindle he baints dot bony black, und pey chiminy it was mem "Pilly" efter all. Well, I was med, you bet, bnt I says mit meinselbst, Shindler, yust let dot forty thaler j;o mit de tuyvel; tey laff et you wen you go back you got Pilly enyhow, und I nefer wisit mit dot tarn town no more. Longevity. John E. Owens, who is play ing Solon Shingle and other specialties in San Francicso, must be quite an old man now. He made his first hit some forty years ago, as Jakey, a regular "plug ugly" in a fireman's play, in his native city, Baltimore. His make up and slang were immense, and as a matter of course, he founded a school of that class and was followed by a score of imitators, among them Chanfrau. John had good natu ral talent, and after several years' run in that business he broke away from it, and created some new characters, such as Mijor de Boots and Solon Shingle, which have made him re nowneJ and rich. J hn must be nearly sev enty years of age. We believa he is billed for a season in Carson. The Pacific Coast Press Association is in session at the Palace Hotel. The officers of the Association, elected yesterday, are as follows: President, Marcus D. Borruck, Vice Presidents, Scipio Craig, and William Saun ders; Secretary, Fred Krauth; Corresponding Secretary, Albert Leser; Treasurer, N. C. Hawks; Executive Committee, Samuel Cas sidy, E. A. Weed, W. P. Bartlett. Of course they will entertain Grant and John Itussell loung. He had prospected for nearly a quarter of a century, and while every one else had " struck," ho had barely earned grub. At last, when old and wearied out with his bad luck, he struck a $5,000 pocket and was happy. Some one remarked, while congrat ulating him, "It's about time Jim; the Lord's boen coppering you for twenty-five years to snj knowledge, and he owed you that turn. Mr, J, A, Terry, of Illinois, has s rr.e Nor man horses at Eenn, in regard t j which the Gtuette says: "His animals make one of tilt? most attractive features of the exhibition in the live stock department, and horsemen on the grounds never tire of looking at them. In conversation with Mr. Perry yesterday a Gazette reporter was informed that Duke De Chartres, the sire of one of the horses on tx hibitlon, weighs 2,050 pounds. That great horse is considered the finest specimen of his breed in the United States, and his colts take after him well. Mr. Perry believes in breed ing from the best stallions that can be had. STATE AND COAST ITEMS. The Belmont Courier says that squashes raistd on Hot Creek are so large that they have to be removed with crowbars. A telegram from Gen. Howard states that the Indians who committed the murder at Pain's ranch, 39 in number, have surrendered. How long can a man work "without board ?" In Sacramento there are many trying it, but the employes give them a dollar a day. We suspect they know the lunch routes. Ilev. E. R. Willis, of Delaware, Ohio, conies to Carsen to fill the Methodist pulpit during the next year. The Reno Ga ze.tte says he is an intelligent looking gentleman. The Reno Fair has, as usual, drawn to that place a number of burglars and petty thieves who are plying their vocation industriously, Do not forget the caution during our races next week. The Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of San Francisco held a reception to Grant Thursday noon. Six hundred men were present. Grant shook hands with each one of them. Earnest, theyoungestson of Brigham Young, who figured somewhat conspicuou sly in the late suit of the heirs against the executors, was found dead in bed at his house in Salt Lake, Wednesday morning. His death is attributed to apoplexy. Sharon's reception to Grant is described as something wonderful in taste, extravagance and unbounded hospitality. The display of dress among the ladies, is, as Jenkins reports it, worth studying, Every woman in San Francisco is either "'graceful'' or "queenlike," "beautiful" or "handsome," and they were all at Sharon's. A dispatch from Milk River s;iys: "Gen. Crook has established his headquarters at Fort Steele, and comes every morning and re mains during the day, returning home in the evening. He is watching things closely, and dispatches messengers daily. " We should like to know at what hour the Indians suspend operations, and how many hours a day en listed men and Major Generals are expected tc work 7 CORNS, BUNIONS, HEADACHES, TOOTHACHE, SOKE THROAT & NEURALGIA -ALL CUBED BY BITTING YOU BOOTS AND SHOES -AT- ONE -PRICE CASH BOOT AND SHOE STORE! In Front of the State Cepito!, CITY, NEVADA. CARSON STREET CARSON o o Hera tou will And tbe tha lstrr, forest and rooet complete stock eve before offered ror euie m ftkie tj. Ii acUlraB to my former steak I Litve jast. noeived truss Aew York ami Philadelphia 300 COZEN LADIES' AND GENT'S BOOTS AND SHOES, All f ttt Latevt ma uoti FMsalonafele. 9.t1n sad Beat Quality. varied supply of Also a large nael Misses', Infant'.. &: OaiMrcii's Uoots & fcSioes, NEW TO-DAY. CARSON OPERA HOUSE. B TWO NIGHTS OSI.V- Of all Styles and tonalities. -o- I am aiu ag-ent 1 i the et-Itbratod i BURT'S & CANFIELD'S BOOTS AND SHOES. ! Now on Land a kirxe i!mk of 3n dIs and Toilet Blippcro Whwh will be suit at reduced yricue. Also Alligator Boots and BaffUah WalkiuK Kb-.t-. la fitr cMBereut Sis lea. Onus every twxl and examine poods bvajre purchashinp- tlst-m here. Will Kill jrix-ilt. t rrurcisuo priew and 'rom 10 o 20 per eer.t. cheaper than aii bvme iu tt. eiry. U.uiea' Mm C.u,s' r:uc UovTt i.rd 1 1 e in&de l (.ran at short mtiee and on reasonable term. A 1 am imself a thorough meafcanic, and haw bud twenty tdd ?ear of eiU-neive experience in tba laoe bnslreiM, I oaimi-l be deceived iu goods, and 1 guarantee that i will not ili-CL-.it uiy cut-louier. 1 rilieerelv thaiik tbe people- oi this citj aud surrounding v Utiles for ttitir kii.d patrt naye. Kelt.-tfnlhr, m. CILLiCAN. poi COKMESCISG Monday. October 13. PIPER'S DRAMATIC COMBINATION. Hymeb means to live while he lives. The following letter he penned immediately atter being taken to his cell under sentence of death: Mr. George Miller: Please send me in the following articles: One roll of butter, six pounds of white sugar, one can of honej, one paper of tea English breakfast. C. W. Hymeb. The advertisement of the ladies walking match in San Francisco is headed " May the Best Man Win." The best man the man ager generally does win the largest part of the receipts. He gets the gait money. MONDAY EVENINC, Fint lime in tikis city of Boucicault's greatest IrUh Drama THE 8IIAUG1SII 117.. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, The irreat emotional drama, Wo hi a of the People, D. D'BERHABDi I CO., 1 i K STREET. PETWEE-J THIRD Sacramento Ca!o nla. WK3LESALI AK3 BETA L DEALERS !N utter, Eggs, POULTRY C- T. DAVIS, CI O B N E R SIXTH AND CARSO j t-trttte. CARSON OITT. UR5EST AK0 0!DST K&USE IN THE STATE. -AJD Atlinisxfon 81 OO i bilrii-en So Botlph S OO The Utk War. General Merritt's march to the relief of Payne's command is consid ered a splendid feat. He made 170 miles in less than twenty-four hours, anil found the little garrison in a deplorable condition. Over 300 dead animals were found outside of the breast woiks. He gives officers and men the highest praise for their perseverence and pluck. General Crook has established his headquarters at Fort Steele and visits the camp every day. The Willows Journal savs that one rirl nn thera causes fourteen men and one boy to at tend church and thinks it would be an excel lent thing to utilize numbers of pretty girls in this way in the interest of religion. If, in ad- diton to this, sunie of the ministers could be induced to refrain from preaching sermons, the church boom would be gigantic in its ex tent. This should be remembered by Bodie when that new church is erected WBOX SHEET KW OPEN'-S Xo extra charge for reserved seats. (Tribune copy, 5 squares.) SuMeuor to lieiusttis A Gibsoa, AID RETAIL DEALER TIIOLKSALK IN' Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Crockery, Glassware Tinware, Paints, Oiis, Etc. The Gazette says of the Firemen's race in Reno: The boys in red got into line promptly at 12:30 to-day for the 490 yard race, which ex ited not a little interest. The 48 company baat by forty reet. JSo. lscrew gave three heers for Ao. 48, which were heartily re- urned. Then all gave three cheers for the Gold Hill company, which did not come down. Time, 1:08. The 'Jenkins" edition of tha Posf give a etailed report of the Sharon banquet. We have invested in a French dictionary for the I purpose of mastering the biil of fare, but give it up in disgust. The orthography of the dict ionary is all wrong a:.id needs revision Special trains, loaded with Calif ornia bai ¬ ley for brewers in Illinois, Missouri and Wis consin, are now passing over the Central Pa cific railroad daily. It is estimated that 170,000,000 bushels of wheat will be required from the United States to supply the foreign demand the coming year. BEST OF WINES, LIl'OKS AND CIOAR8. FIXE BBAXDY. I'OBT AID HIIEBKY For medicinal usw. We carry at all Ilium a larsre and fn II nppljr of te htmt bluls of Fruit, green nod dry, and all kfndu of Tegetables la Mason, aiid frevh river and wa FiiIi, nitn Ojstera, C'lauaa, Hattaels, Kbrtmpa, Crabs d Craw Visit, with aaned ffewla iu udleaw -variety, A lonjr experience ha! enabled us to tube all advautajrea of tbe market, and we an and do buy tbe beat at the leweat rate tberby giving; oar customer tbe benefit of our experience. We buy and sell ou einiullou all kinds of Uarden and Orchard produce and Poultry, together witk Wild an iu sea son, and ma bay and sell at rates tbat ffivsaa at least tbe ability to sell all goods at prises tkat enable bm to live aad let live. aii. coons ( ABisriaLT packed. C3 Uoovls delivered free of Charge to "a Y3Lauy part of the city and vicinity s 15. M. I1UJST, OF TUB LAV! TAUOE I.tfHBEB TAAD, Havinjr purchased the mill recentlr oDenttet bv tne parson jam iximpas; win combine the two, aad both wui rauugMi v oiui, ircm Hit dale, as sole ruprwM-, Offers faia Fresh and well-seleetsd atoek o( Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, Hardware, Grlasswar e , Tinware . Wines, 3Lsi cjviors, Flour Grain, Say Hope, Powder, Fuse, Trim o, Paints, Oils, FAKMING IMPLEMENTS AND Am well a everjl bine: elee kept by au; teste ia aia lic& of tusiD-s. With the guarantee of firaiolami goods, call on 8. RE1.VSTEIN, oct.!0 Stone Building opposite the Mint. EQUALIZATION NOTICE. VTOTICE I HtKIBY GJVEJT TO T2I1 1 foilowiricr named iterMva that ttie f'lhniiur ntr.ouDte have been added to the as emeJ vuii'.iwo'.i on the property deicribcd hereinafter aud set opposite thsir narat 8 by the Board of Equalization, ill words and figures, aa foMtiwB E. B. Rail, ol merchandise, $10,600 to 13,000. I). Ii M.iuee, south 18 feet, lot 1, block 6, $1,769 to Jehn 1'. c jnef, lotc 0, 7 and 10, block 83, ?P00 to !fl,000. Chas. Billings, pi raonnl property, $100 to $i50. V. Kaiser, porBon&l priiierty, $S0O to $500. A. CutW, lot 10, block 44, $200 o $500. U. &. btaire Co. KarBPJ, to jno Wm. Lillienfielt'. brick score, $890 to 1,000. Gibson & Iely, lot 9, block 32, -2,008 to $2,750. And you are hen by notified that the Board of Equal! nation ! will be in session en Monday, the 18th Day of October, 1870, When all persona entitled to a hearin? can ae heard, and final action wiil be had in the premises. By order of tbe Board. Attest: J. II. MARSHALL, Clerk. A eosip'stc lUpuk of Comaioa and tilear Lumber wiil b kept ceuslantly on hand. Alee, Salaries. Menldinn. Pleaeas. Wlnden a Iors, Kllnds. Svreea Doors, Vt'uu dow sjereeus, Wlre-elota. Locks, butts, Kie, Btc. i TIBAEI) W6KK, St'BOM, WOBK, BKACsiTS, KTV. Aid ornameats of every dctnriptien fun.w.'itd ai nhort notite. Contraets taken for Honse BnUetlng and Ilepairins:. Carwn, July M, 1S79. II JIT. Ira ods delivered in any part of tbe eitj Free ercharge. CLOSE BUYERS ESPECIALLY INVITED. ovtl-tf OCCIDENTAL JlVKUF i.Vi f EEIVJNTAELE, oiiatia of eiaeon ano ai-Mira trewn, orrusin eAPiroL BflLVms, CAIUK CUT, rAD4. The umlursi?ned have occ of tie mast complete ana" tett oeked La very Stables in tin State. Carriages, &Ug!es, and Saddle Horses AInaTi on hand ai.d at raoderuM tzares. Horaes Boarded by tUe Way, Week or Mcntli Tlie public are invited We.xaiaiae ear veiiiriei and kind ad penile lire fteck. jl&-tf KLROD 4 KEYSEB, Proprietor.