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McCONNELLSBURG, PA., DECEMBER 14, 1899.
(S "HANG ME, JUDGE,"
r Zimmerman, The Veter
an Horse Thief, Gets
i i " "
an week n; the Nkws publish
iketeh of the ciiwi' of the aged
oted horse thief, l'etcr Zimnier
Ht Die time of his arrest. A
il from Indiana, I'u., of Deccm-
unusual scene was enacted In
i White's Court in Indiana coun--day.
Old Peter Zimmerman,
- i head U us while ns snow, and
bowed with the weight of "5
V, was arraigned for stealing a
. He plead guilty and then told
remarkable eoreer in crime,
veteran hud spent forty years of
!e in prisons in various parts of
untry, and grew reminiscent as
nnnerated the penitentiaries in
he had been conllned.
en asked by the Court what
J lie done, he replied smilingly:
g me, Judge; that sentence would
l'keeplng with my long career of
n the old man, turning to his as
led counsel, said: "I never could
the impulse of stealing a good
) and if liberated will certainly
It the offense aguin."
judge then sentenced the old sin
i 17 years in the penitentiary and
ood story is told of Zimmerman
ras staying around among the
1 Irs in the southern end of this
y. He had previously borrowed
e from some citizen of the tnin
1 failed to return it and now to
Is purpose was passing us a deaf
umb man, but was recognized as
erman by some people. Ho suc
l for a time, however, in making
nrbelieve it was a case of mistaken
L'ty, until one day a lady who had
, seeping tin eye on him remarked
nly, "Why that clock has stop
'J' Zimmerman, forgetting him
v.eplied quickly, "No, it hasn't.
SiOing all right." This impru.
caused him to leave the neigh--'
od instantly, and is another il
tion of the suying that "silence
THAT ENDS WELL,
Sfortune. us the etymology of the
t Indicates, is just the opposite of
fortune; and no one can spend
time in this cold world without
ngby practical experience some
bf Its. meaning. Sometimes the
fistanees under which it falls up
lividuals or families makes its
tion Deem almost the quintes
fortune In the form of disup
nent Is, perhaps, least easily
I and elicits sympathy wherever
t and, while the sympathy of lov-
S lends does not make good the
of our disappointment, it is u
g balm for our wounded feelings.
e serious rellections were Indue
a touching expression of gruti
9 the Tyrone Times of last week
worthy editor, to one of his
Veins that Brother Thompson had
into possession of of a turkey for
sgiving-ln what way whether
4-key .arrived at Harry's .coop
fht or by duy-we are not in
J; but' at the prospect of roast
t oysters, und onion sauce, there
Sy in, the editorial household,
las! for ull human expectations,
the time arrived, and all hands
J?ed out to witness the beheading
fa Aforesaid fowl- well, we can't
ybe the scene for we have broken
ylnt oil our pencil twice in our
Y t tho turkey was gone.
it got uwuy and whither it hud
bo one knew. Hours dragged
: Jr, by and whenjlhe children hud
f reconciled, the 'phone rung out
H "'ws thut the turkey hud been
fended und would be promptly
' ' lid.
kxfcriv,ing dinner timecume, and
;thw editor of the Times with
diretl knife wn si uUlllfiill, i.,..
t "J HIIJ
ll'W-y, Ihe editor of Mie Fulton
r News was worrying his bruins
.ie problem of how to make a
ud thicken reach when there
.dozitfi hungry children at table
one 'wanted a wing.
;; ? KING POST.
'Ung of the member of U'lmr
i-,iL A.; It., held in their Hall ut
.,Hee on the 2nd inst., the follow
fleers I,,r the yeur 1!(H) were elec-l-"mnunder,
Klll,,lt Jvay; J. Vice, Tnomus
rtermuster, D. T. Fields;
, Jin, kliehuel Lehman; ). 1)
l Kelly; (). ti) Af UuIlvun. A(j.
1. Mulloy; Hepresentatlve to
fmcntj Kneumpment, Cuptuin
1v: Alternute, U. Muly, Tne
w'H be Installed Saturday,
?! f' K' The annual in
L1 tke place at the same time.
S3?;" m l'a,,blU: trust,
"USIS, H iS by 0
TIIK cai si: or THAT I. IMP.
An observer will notice that a num
ber of pedestrians on our McC'oiiiiclls
burg ftieels, liuve a derided limp.
Some of the halt are not of that class
so given to vanity us to alllict tlieni
selves witli shoes u number or so loo
small, and others wear n Am so re
markably largo as to remove all mib
picion on the subject. Then, too, there
are a number of our town ladies wear
ing No. o that would feel more com
fortable if they were weuiing the box
t lint the shoes were packed in instead
of the contracted, but pretty nffuirs,
their pedal extremities nro encased in.
The wenrer of a pair of shoes, be they
Snrosis, Heguls, or liroguns, that causes
pain, is not one to be envied, and while
their heads may be uniting the stars
and full of delicious fancies, their feet
take hold on whutjuppeurs to bo a hot
ter clime. Wc are led to these remarks
by trying to explain the prevalent
limp. Quite a nuinber of our people
nre Buffering the twinges of painful
feet, and it is supposed I he trouble
comes from the leather, imparted by
some ingredient used in the tanning
process. However roomy, and appar
ently comfortable the shoes outwardly
appear, this drawing, crumping, burn
ing sensation prevails until the. articles
nre removed to the garret, which seems
to be the only unuecu. But all
scourges and culiiumtics have their re
deeming features, and n has this.
The vain and proud can attribute their
suffering und limping to the leather,
und the smaller the shoe I he larger the
proportionate amount of pain they
will experience. Another drawback
which we would not have thought of
were we not reminded by the poet, is
"l'is snd to court a girl.
And then not git her:
I5ut sadder yet to court a girl
Whose shoes don't fit her.
KILLED A DEEK.
From Orbisouiu Dfspuich.
Mrs. I'.ra T. Slmupe, of near Saltil
lo, was recently the heroine of h thrill
ing encounter with a big buck, which
she first wounded with a big rifle ball
and then dispatched wiih iiUuil'e, nft-
1 er being attacked by the infuriated nii
j imal. Mrs. Shoupe, who lives in a
fine game country, was iihme at home
when she saw a largo buck feeding in
a nearby grain field. She immedi
ately secured her husband's rifle, u 22
enlibre, and after n careful aim shot
the deer in the right fore shoulder.
The buck at once attacked the wom
an, who, seeing her predicament,
grasped a large carving knife and
fought valiantly for her life. The au
imul was somewhat handicapped by a
broken fore leg, and at intervals
would stumble nnd full. On one of
thece occasions, Mrs.Shoupr, who bad
already received seveval very painful
cuts from the buck's uninjured fore
foot, planted the knife equally in the
animal's throat and cut the jugular
vein. The deer expired almost in
stantly, ami now Mrs. Shoupe finds
herself famous. The buck, which car
ried five-pronged antlers, weighed 143
pounds. Mrs. Shoupe is an expert in
the use of firearms and has much ganio
toher credit. In her encounter witli
tho buck Mrs. Shoupe was painfully,
but not seriously injured.
Miss Ilachel Denn Grisconi, of Head
ing, the oldest public school teacher in
Pennsylvania, celebrated ' her 91st
birthday several weeks aero. Miss
Grisconi began to teach at Heading in
1835. She was born in Salem, New
Jersey, November T, 1808.; Her pa
rents were Samuel and Ann Powell
Grisconi. In 180!) the family moved
to Philadelphia arid lived there eigh
teen years. I lor first experience as a
teucher was obtained nt Hancock
Pridge, New Jersey, in a log house,
when she was 17 years old.
CUT YOUU REVENUE STAMPS.
Unpatriotic individuals have been
cheating the government by re-using
war revenue Htamps. The fraud of
washing the stumps is a difficult one
to detect, because the stamped docu
ments do not puss under the eye of
government officers. The government
lias issued additional directions for the
cancellation of stamps. They must be
mutilated. "Three parullel incisUins
lengthwise through the stamp, beflin
tiilig not more than one fourth of an
inch from 0ne out thereof and extend
ing to within Yino-Jpurth of u"n Inch of
the 'othor end." TliV apples to docu
mentary stamps of HP '"t'i "P-
The County Institute Estab
lished. Changes in the
MINIMUM SCHOOL TERM.
When one looks in upon the large
body of Intelligent young people as
sembled in the court house this week,
and compares the scene with the pic
ture of what passed for a emmtv In
stitute one-third of a century ago, it
starts In the mind of the old teacher a
train of rellections. The writer was
present at the tlrst one and has not
missed many since.
A glunee over the thirly yeurs' exist
ence of the county institute may be of
some interest to the young teacher, at
While there had been n growing sen
timent that more effective work could
be done by teachers if they should
have tin orgunlzation, and meet at
stated intervals for conference and in
struction in the art of teaching, it
wasn't until April II, lH(iT, that John
W. Geary, Governor of this state
signed the bill establishing by law a
county teachers' Institute.
That bill provides that the county su
perintendent Is hereby authorized and
required, once In each year, to call
upon and invite the teachers of the
common schools, and other Institu
tions of learning in his county, to as
sembletogether and organize them'
selves into a teachers' institute to lie
devoted to the improvement of teachers
In the science and art of education, to
continue in session ut least live days
including a half day for going to, nnd
a half day for returning from the
place of meeting of the said institute.
For the liniiiicial support of the iu-stil-ute,
the superintendent is author
ized to draw from the county treasury
a sum eiial to one dollar for each
three days attendance by members,
provided tho sum shall not exceed two
hundred dollars but may in all cases
be sixty dollars. ( f course, the super
intendent cannot draw any money from
the county treasurer without lirst de
positing with the treasurer vouchers
showing that the money has been used
in the payment of the legitimate ex
penses of the institute.
The evening lecture course Is an in
dependent feature, and is largely a
private enterprise. The superintend
ent hires the lectures, and is personal
ly liable for their pay. To meet this
expense he charges tin admission fee.
If not enough Is realized by this meth
od he must go down into his own pock
et for thti shortage", if there is a sur
plus, he reports the same to the State
Department, but, of course, Is not ask
ed to pay it over. At the close of the
institute the superintendent is required
to submit every Hem of receipt and ex
penditure, whether of day work or
lecture course, to a board of auditors.
It Is entirely optional with the super
intendent whether or not he have a
night lecture course, just as It is op
tional with the teachers or n ny one else
whether they attend.
For several years after the estab
lishing of the county institute by luw
there was considerable prejudice
against them; so strong was this in
many districts, that it wus hardly con
sidered safe for a teacher to attend, if
he eared anything for his chances with
the board next year.
During the tlrst year of the common
school system, three months of twenty
four days euch constituted u legal
term. In 1S.,4 the twenty-four day
month was reduced to twenty-two, and
four mouths made the minimum-teachers
keeping school open every other
Suturduy. In 18liH the school term
was lengthened from four to live
mouths but the number of days re
mained unchanged. No change wus
now made until 1HH7 when the minimum
term was made six mouths, and the
length of the month twenty tlayB actual
. licfore this time, teachers were al
lowed to close their schools on all le
gal holidays, and count these days
and the days in uttcndan.ie at the
county Institute, us so much time
tuiight. Hence, while live mouths of
twenty-two duys euch constituted the
term, after the school had been closed
on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New
Year, Washington's Hlrthduy, und
Good Friday und the live days ut In
stitute, there were but one hundred
days of uctuul teaching, and the teach
er wus puid for one hundred and ten
To simplify mutters, our legislators
in 1MH7 said wo shall shorten each
month two days, and pay the teachers
for their attendunce at institute. Thus
matters stood until the last session of
the legislature, when the minimum
term was lengthened to seven mouths.
1 The county Institute of thirty years
ago wus a very different ulfulr from
thut of the present. It then took on
the form of a school. Classes wera
formed, or rather the teuchers were all
placed in one class, and regular in
struction In the common school
brunches wus given. Tho principal
feuture in the Institute of 18(18 was a
spelling contest, Several prizes hud
been procured by the superintendent
from a contribution from the teachers,
and were awarded to those making the
best record. Mrs. Snllle M. Cook car
ried oil the tlrst, a Webster's Un
abridged Dictionary, William F.
Hughes the second prize a Worcester's
Unabridged, and so on down the
writer had to content himself with a
copy of "Wlckersham's Methods of
If an evening entertainment was
risked It was thought to be a success
If people could Vie induced to attend
without money, .te. For several years
the late J. W. Shoemaker, a line elo
cutionist of Philadelphia was employ
ed us a day instructor, nnd he could
generally be prevailed upon to give an
evenimg's entertainment, and Darius
Green's Flying Machine; and Widow
Hedot were among the readings (reci
tations hud not been thought of yet,)
that captured the house, and brought
forth uproarious storms of applause.
That some idea may be had of the
public estimation of the institute at
tlrst, we publish, through the conrtsey
of Editor Francis M. Taylor the no
tice of the lirst county Institute after
the passage of the act us it appeared
in the Fulton Republican of January
"We believe there wus u meeting of
the teachers of Fulton county, com
nionly called the "Instltoot." It was
gotten up "on the sly,"' us no one, or,
at least, only a favored few, knew
anything about it. The several teach
ers came to town unannounced and un
heralded and the question was heard
all around, "What means this (locking
into town of all these well dressed, fine
looking'ladiesaud gentlemen." Every'
body presumed that they cuine to ut
tend the Christmas Festival, but that
was hardly a correct conclusion, some
j surmised, as it was too early in the
week for that. Gradually it leaked
out that there was an "Instltoot" on
hand and the problem was solved,
Hut why this reticence about a matter
of public Interest and importance?
If the public in general, und the pur
ents in particular, are expected to tuke
un interest in these things, and en
courage by their presence, why not
publish to the world that there will lie
a meeting of the teacher's institute e.
"On Thursday evening, we ure in
formed, there was a lecture before the
Institute by an eminent educator from
Franklin county. Hut in this the
sume reticence wus observed, und the
question pussed from one to another,
"What is that bell ringing for?" with
out receiving a satisfactory leply un
til after the exercises were over."
A Dclicutu Operation.
An exceedingly interesting and deli
cute operation wus performed Monday
Dec, 4, upon a .'1 year old child of
Charles Grove of Hancock, by Drs
Myers, of Murtinsburg, and West of
this place, who were ussisted by Dr.
.1. S. U ieh 1.
On Thursday the child while play
ing with its sister put a 22 calibre emp
ty gun cartridge In its mouth. A
strong inspiratory effort caused it to
be sucked into tho windpipe where it
caused paroxysms of coughing and
placed the child In imminent danger of
death from suffocation. All efforts to
dislodge the foreign body were vain,
and on Monday the surgeons opened
the trachea and found the cartridge
imbedded in mucous secretion in the
right bronchus where it was cutting off
respiration from the entire right lung.
It was removed through the opening
made in the trachea, the wound In the
throat sewed up. The little putient
rallied nicely from the severe ordeal
but about midnight the child died.
Interment from Kpiscopul church at
10:3( A. M. -From Hancock Stur.
The National Council of the
Graud Army of tho Republic de
cided last Tuesday that the next
reunion will bo hold during tho
hist week of August, l'J(K), in
Miss Hattie Kendall entertain
ed cpaite a number of her girl
friends Monday evening of last
week iu honor of her fourteenth
A goodly number of our young
friends enjoyed tho hospitality of
Mr. and Mrs. Bard McDowell of
Lohmaster, Thursday evening of
Miss Stella Cook, of Little Covo,
is one of Big Cove's visitors this
Wo are pleased to leuru that
Miss Jessie Kendall who has
been very ill lately, is convales
cing. Mrs. J. M. Unger has return
ed from her month's visit with
friends in Wells Valley and other
places in tho northern section of
K ALU VIA.
II. E. Austin, is rocoverinjf
from iiijurios rt-otdvod iu tho run
oil' in McCVmncllsburjj. Vdms
day. Mrs. W. C Mtiuu and daughter
j Miss Ella, wore in McComiolls
burtf, Wednesday. After their
j return home iu the eveuiug, the
! spirited young hurst? they were
driving, been mo frightened whilo
beiug unhitched from tho buggy
and ran nwny, making a wreck of
the vehicle. Fortunately uo one
With their steam fodder cutter,
Johnston Bros., of Luidig, cut up
a large lot of fodder for W. IJ.
Speer and W. C. Mann, last week.
Miss Jessie Cunningham, of
Wells Valley, sient a few days,
the guest of Miss Anna Spoor.
Rev. Sarvis, of Hustoutown,
accompanied Dr. Yocum to
Green Hill, Sunday ufteruoon,
and assissted ut tho services.
Rev. Hughes, began protracted
meetings at Asbury, Monday
W. N. Stewart, a progressive
teacher of Ayr township, spent
Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James A. Stewart.
Thomas 15. McCJraw, Hrush
Creek's enterprising nursery
man, wits iu this place last week,
soliciting orders for Spring de
livery. John Sipes and Mr. Stevens, of
Hustoutown, spent a few days
with Mr. Sijios's cousin, Emanu
el Sipes. The rabbits kept out
of tho way during their sojourn
Mrs. Spoor, met with a very
serious accident Friday night.
She had gone upstairs, and pre
pared to retire for the night.
After extinguishing the light,
she got too close the stair laud
ing, and fell to the bottom, land
ing in the kitchen, seriously in
juring her paralyzed limb, and
cutting an ugly gash in the side
of her head. A physician was
summoned, who rendered neces
sary medical aid. Her many
friends hope for her speedy re
covery. John P. Sipes, Esq., of McCon
nellsburg, attended services at
Green Hill, Sunday afternoon.
Frank Cunningham, of Enid,
was a guest of Mrs. Spoor's fam
ily Saturday night.
George Duvall, one of Hrush
Creek's successful teachers, at
tended Endeavor at Green Hill,
Mrs. Cattlett, who has been
spending some time at Bruns
wick, Md., with her daughter,
Mrs. Fisher, returned home last
week. She is still critically ill,
and is under treatment of a Bruns
Mr. and Mrs. Anna Sharpo
spent last Suuday down at Pappy
Messrs Strait and Waltz moved
their well mochiuery down to T.
II. Truax's. They will drill u
well for Thomas this week.
Jacob Myers and Miss Lillio
Fisher were seen passing up tho
Ridge Sunday en route to McCon
uellsburg to attend Institute.
W. C. Pock expects to go to
housekeeping this week.
Hewitt Brothers are busily en
gaged sawing lumber on tho Car
baugh farm for Mr. Bridges, of
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Evans call
ed to see Mrs. A. J. Pittmun the
lirst of this week.
Institute at Independence on
tho Mil was well attended.
Loo Cattlett and wife, Rhoda
aud Mrs. Martha Strait, were in
McCounellsburg last Monday.
E. M. Funk burnt a limekiln
Mrs. P. P. Shives spent last
Suuday with her mother.
Peter Wright, our champion
hunter has killed fiii rabbits, 87
squirrels'aud wild 8 turkeys. If
everybody was like Mr, Wright
game would be very scarce.
Rev. Barney will preach at An
tioeh next Saturday at 3 P. M.
John C. Brewer killed four nice
pigs that weighed H67, 30H, and
1h(5. Emanuel Keefer and Jacob
J Gordon, the champion butchers
, of Thompson, did the butchering.
John Tayman has purchased
I the two farms from his father on
Mrs. Ella Fite bought the Rach
el Brant farm for frCX.).
P. P. Slaves and wife spent
Saturday evening with John H.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brewer
were the guests of L. M. Shives
Eli Funk and Frank Martin
wore tho guests of Margaret
David Humbert is the champi
on trapiM'r hereabouts.
A young man iu Thompson ex
pecting to be married in the near
future, while working at this
place, did not know that a look
ing glass hung in tho hall aud al
ways complimented the house on
having such a nice picture, when
all the time it was Jim looking iu
the glass. Guess his best girl
lias beeu telling him how good
looking he was. Wait till the
honeymoon is over aud then look.
There will be an entertainment
at Antitx-h church on Saturday
evening before Christmas.
Everything is quiet while the
children are eu joying vacation.
There was an interesting local
institute held at this place on
Wednesday evening, December 0,
but it was not well attended by
teachers. The uext one will be
held at Ft. Littleton.
Rev. G. P. Sarvis lias closed a
successful meeting at Center,
aud he intends to begin one at
i this place next Sunday evening.
There will be an interesting
Christmas entertainment held at
this place on Sunday evening,
Decern ber "4.
Mrs. Ruth Swope, accompani
ed by her sou, spent Sunday with
the family of S. L. Bedford.
Mrs. Bedford returned home
with them. She will spend a few
days iu Bedford this week.
Mr. aud Mrs. A. W, Brown
spent the past week with friends
John Woodcock, who has been
tin the sick list is slowly improv
ing; also Mrs. James Kuhn, Jr.,
Clear Ridge school reports as
follows: Number enrolled, 87; av
erage attendance, 5!U; those who
attended (50 days are Nellie and
Dora Baker,, Irene Kerlin, Lucy
Stiuson, Jessie, Lilliau, and Smith
Henry, Loyd and David Fleming,
and Sadie Wilson.
Now, for a good snow!
Rev. Bickle has moved his ef
fects from Beaver ton to New
Grenada, where he will reside in
J. G. Cunningham, "our village
blacksmith" butchered the mam
moth ixirkers of our town so far.
His two pigs mado him nearly
700 pounds of moat.
Arthur Cunningham took in
the sights of Fort Littleton re
cently. He reports a very pleas
ant time. All aloug the way.
Our town was well represented
at the lecture (A handfull of hits)
delivered at Pino Grove last Fri
day night by Rev. Gilbert of
J. H. Edwards expects to leave
for Pittsburg in tho near future.
Thus, ouo by one, our young
bloods are leaving for richer
Death uguin has cast a gloom
over tho entire community.
Last Sunday night the Angel of
Death visited tho home of Lewis
Bergstrosser and claimed as its
victim "Uncle Lewis," as he was
familiarly known. He was es
teemed by all who knew hi in al
ways cheerful a good word for
everyone. He was a consistent
member of Zion M. E. church for
upwards of (10 ytvirs. Ho serv!
us class leader for 50 years un
til it was Impossible for him to at
tend that means of grace. He
had but a fewdaysagoturnedinto
his eightieth year. His remains
were interred in the Bethel cem
etery, Tuesday. The funeral ser
vices were conducted by his
jMtstor, Rev. W. J. Schaeffor, of
Six Doctors With Mrs. Bishop Tuesday
Afternoon Patient Doing Well
Her many friends will lie sorry to
leuru thut Mi'H. Bishop of thin place,
who for thrt'o yurs, has boon Hiiffer
inff from a complication of alxlomlnal
trouble, Id not ho well ugaln.
The tapping proeeiis hatl to lie resort
ed to more frequently, and nlie, ut lant,
consented to a surgical operation.
On Tuesday, Doctors Ramsey and
Palmer of ('ham)Mrsburg, assisted by .
her attending physician, Dr. Garth
walte, diagnosed the case an Ovarian
Cyst, which unfortunately proved to
be Inoperable To use the language
of nn Ksculaplus, "the peritoneal ad
hesions were so intensely Interwoven
with the vital organs" that it would
have been very unsafe to proceed.'
The incision made through the walls
of the abdomen for the purpose of
making the examination was closed,
and at this writing, (Wednesday) Mrs.
Bishop Is doing well. Doctors Dal
Ik'V, Smith, and Mosser, of this place
This is an age of advancement.
While the State has a depart
ment of Public Instruction, and
tho county teachers' institute is
incidental to that department, so
the State, likewise, gives the Ag
ricultural interests a department;
and the farmers who cultivate the
soil, are provided with the same
facilities for the acquisition of
knowledge in their particular
work as is given those who culti
vate the human mind. Tho farm
er is an agriculturist; the school
teacher a menticulturist. To bo
successful, each must understand
tho nature of the material upon
which he operates.
The head of the Department of
Public Instruction is Nathan C.
Sheaffer at a salary of 4000 a
year. The head of the Depart
ment of Agriculture is John
Hamilton who was borne on a
farm down in Juniata county
nearly 57 years ago. He receives
a salary of $3,r00 a year. Then
tho other members of the Depart
ment are a Deputy Secretary at
$51,000; an Economic Zoologist at
2,500; a Commissioner of For
estry at $2,500; a Dairy and Food
Commissioner at $2,500; a State
Veterinarian, at $2,500; a chief
clerk at $1,(500; three mino
clerks at $1,500 each; a steno
rapher at $hm), and a mossenp
The Deputy Secretary is eh
ed with the management of '
tutes for which a Bjiecial r
priation is mado, and V
held throughout the Sta
With such provisions'! vhore is
no reason why eve&e. farmer
should not turn out ar oinake tho
most of tho institute?'1! they are
brought to his door r ;ch year. .
Just as there waaVindifference
toward, and preice against,
county teachers '-ins titutes at
lirst, so the ff'ners' institute
has had much'Jiie same exper
ience. The institutes held in
this county la "It week showed that
the jHKiple aVK beginning to real
ize tluit tley must pay their
share town M tho maintenance of
this deprr tmeut, and that they
may jus,,as well reap some of its
beuetlt.; and the attendance at
the dJ.erent points, the enthusi
asm Manifested, and the general
intelligence shown proves that
oui farmers are keeping pace
wHh our toacbrs, and that the
farmers' institutes will receive
the same consideration as does
tho teachers' institute.
When a boy goes to hunt any
thing, he alwuys begins by mak
ing everybody in tho room get up
to see if they Hre sitting on the .