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WHAT EACH OF US MAY DO TO HELP THE CAUSE.
Should Not Every Man Lie Glad u* |)o His Part of the Work in the Knlijrfitenment of the World?—All Good Things We Have Depend on Men Trained to Think and Act. By A. L. French. IS IT NOT A splendid move that our Progressive Farmer and Ga zette people are making, run ning this Educational Special? It seems wonderfully fitting that a farm journal that has for its pur pose the advance in e u t of every great interest of South should give much attention to matters pertain ing to education. 1 wonder if we all realize what education means to a country. Do you know of any good thing we have in our country that is not dependent upon mind training? For this is what education amounts to with all the frills remov ed, Bimply brain growth or develop ment. Tell me, you young man who do not think it worth while to educate yourself, what your country would be worth If all men thought as you do. Cut out of our country the churches, schools, mills, rail roads, telegraph, good homes, news ca.-iui iu uuuu auu mam tain all of these requires trained minds—and what have we? Sav agery, the wild man roaming through the forests, no property of any sort, every man at his brother’s throat, brute strength and cunning the rul ing powers. These are things the Anglo-Saxon race has been working away from for 4,000 years, and isn't it a shame on him that every man is not will ing to so fit himself as to do a man s share of this work called civiliza tion? Self-education is a grand thing, but ouly a small proportion of the men of our race have the steadfast ness of purpose, the will-power or the courage to train their minds without the guidance, aid and inspi ration of a teacher. So this is where the necessity of schools arises. The teacher is to place before the pupil in a tactful way the work of other men’s brahiB for him to ponder on, to direct, to re-arrange. In this way to so strengthen and expand his brain as that it will be able to leave the beaten track after a time aad reach out after thoughts all its own, known only to Itself ami Its Creator. In this way new ground is broken, new seed planted, that, springing up, aids men to live better lives, make better livings, pushing civili zation up another notch on to a little higher plane. Keeping the foregoing In mind and the further fact that it is the best part of man that is in truining. the best part of man created in the Image of Qod, and the necessity of the beat teachers and the l>ost schools comas with such force us to almost stagger one. A realization of the Importance of tbiB work to the world, It seems to me, should so appeal to the men and women who ure called upon to furnish the means to equip schools that it would not be a question of how little they can get uloag with bat how much can be used In a thoroughly business way to rush the work along. To the teacher, it should so appeal that, it would not be a question of hours or of routine, but ” How can 1 get the right hold of that individual pupil and so arouse his courage und am bition as to enable him to do the very best work of which his devel oping mind Is capable?” Then the aid the parents can give in directing the child in the matter he reads. This will necessitate con siderable study on the part of the parent, but perhaps this is as well: know the good books and papers yourself, and then you will be In bet ter position to place before the child reading matter—the fruit of other men’s brains—that will always lift up and aever drag down the young mind that is ever seeking after something. As this is written to farm folks, encourage the child to read and study the farm journals and see to it that the farm papers you take are worthy the study of that child, sound, clean and uplifting. And from the multitude of books, which? Some that have come down with the writer from his boyhood days, are the teachings of Paul, Miss Mulock’s "John Halifax,” Rev. Josiah Strong’s "Our Country,” Scott’s "Scottish Chiefs.” These are good and there are a few hundred others. Go with the child as much as possible in his reading that he may not only get the sentiment of the hoik but also some of the writ er’s style of expression. Teach him to notice how the good writer ar ranges his words to express his thought winningly and with clear ness. All this will aid ii what men term his education. Quantity of Cowpeas to Sow. Messrs Editors: I disagree with Prof. D. N. Barrow as to the amount of cowpeas to sow per acre. The largest crop of cowpeas that I have seen reported was made at Columbia. Missouri—51 bushels to the acre. These peas were planted one in a place, 18 inches each way. A pea as small as the Groit would only require 3 pounds to plant an acre, as these were planted. At a test mado at Fayetteville, Arkuusas, where one peck of seed was sown per acre, 31 bushels of peas or 3,314 pounds of hay was made; where four pecks was sown per aore, 25 bushels of peas, or 2,4 C 3 pounds of hay was made; where eight pecks was sown, 16 bushels of peas or 1,749 pounds of hay was made. I think other stations have accept ed this as correct. J. C. LITTLE. Louisville, Ga. You Can't Smash a ROSE Buggy It’s too stronirly built. There’s nothing cheap aisiut the "ROSE” except the price—and thatonly because wo sell DIRECT to you. Oursaremodern methods. Hitr sales, small protits and no middle man. We positively save you from $15 to $25 on each buiriry. Lit Us Mall You Our Harness and Buggy Catalog Free. Gives prices and tells about our many beautiful styles in Buittries and Harness. Also explains how we make, and why wo can KUarantee for 3 years, any Busiry selling: at $45.00 and upwards. Wo carry no butriries in stuck. Every one is built specially to order. 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